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ACTS 



RESOLVES 



PASSED BY THE 



General Court of jUasigactusfettg 



IN THE YEAR 



1932 



TOGETHER WITH 



TABLES SHOWING CHANGES IN THE STATUTES, ETC. 



PUBLISHED BY THE 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH 




BOSTON 

THE JORDAN & MORE PRESS 

1932 



ACTS AND RESOLVES 



OF 



MASSACHUSETTS 

1932 



t^' The General Court, which was chosen November 4, 1930, as- 
sembled on Wednesday, the sixth day of January, 1932, for its second 
annual session. 

His Excellency Joseph B. Ely and His Honor William Sterling 
YouNGMAN continued to serve as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, 
respective^, for the political year of 1932. 



ACTS. 



An Act relative to the taking of striped bass from the Chap. 1 

WATERS OF PARKER RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES WITHIN 
THE TOWNS OF NEWBURY, ROWLEY, GEORGETOWN AND 
GROVELAND, BY MEANS OF BOWED NETS. 

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

Section 1. Between the effective date of this act and 
April first next succeeding, the selectmen of the towns of 
Newbury, Rowley, Georgetown and Groveland may grant 
permits authorizing the taking of striped bass from the 
waters of Parker river and its tributaries within the limits 
of their respective towns, by means of bowed nets, under 
such regulations as they may deem advisable; provided, 
that the mesh of such a net shall not be less than three and 
one half inches, and that bass less than fifteen inches in 
length so taken shall be immediately returned alive to the 
water whence taken. 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 January 25, 1932. 



Taking of 
striped bass 
from waters of 
Parker river, 
etc., within cer- 
tain towns, by 
means of bowed 
nets, author- 
ized during cer- 
tain period. 
Proviso. 



An Act to facilitate local tax collections by extend- QJkij) 2 
ing the right of the holder of a mortgage on land 
to pay a tax assessed thereon. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would, in Emergency 
part, defeat its purpose to facilitate the prompt collection p''^^™''^^- 
of taxes by cities and towns in the present 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 sixty of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. go, §58, 
striking out section fifty-eight and inserting in place thereof ^™^° ^ " 
the following: — Section 58. If proceedings have been Mortgagee may 
commenced for the taking or sale of land for a tax assessed and add°tV''°'^ 
thereon, or if such a tax or any part thereof remains unpaid ^^en^""^® ^^^^' 
after the last day upon which payment thereof may be 
made without interest, the holder of a mortgage upon the 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 3, 4. 



Chap. 



G. L. 208, §19, 
amended. 

Custody of chil- 
dren during 
pendency of 
divorce libel. 



land may pay to the collector such tax, or such part as then 
remains unpaid, with the accrued charges and expenses; 
and the amount so paid may be added to the mortgage debt. 

Approved January 29, 1932. 

3 An Act permitting the next friend of minor children 
OF parties to a pending divorce libel to apply for 

AN ORDER for THE CARE AND CUSTODY OF SUCH CHILDREN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and eight of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by strildng out section nineteen and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 19. The 
court may in like manner, upon application of either party 
or of a next friend in behalf of the minor children of the 
parties, make such order relative to the care and custody 
of such children during the pendiency of the libel as it may 
consider expedient and for their benefit. 

Approved February 5, 1932. 

Chap. 4 An Act providing for the reinstatement of fredric 

J. HINCH AND RALPH C. PUTNAM, JR., IN THE PERMANENT 
FORCE OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF 
MARBLEHEAD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The fire engineers of the town of Marble- 
head may, within a period of five years following the 
effective date of this act, reinstate in the order named and 
without examination, in the permanent force of the fire 
department of said town, Fredric J. Hinch and Ralph C. 
Putnam, Jr., as vacancies occur therein or as its personnel 
is increased or new positions are established therein, not- 
withstanding any provision of section thirty-six of chapter 
forty-eight of the General Laws, or of chapter thirty-one 
thereof or of any rule or regulation made under said chapter; 
said Hinch and Putnam having been discharged from said 
department without fault on March nineteenth, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-nine. Upon reinstatement, each shall 
be entitled to the same ratings as if his service in said 
department had not been interrupted by said discharge. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the voters of said town at the next annual town 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-two, entitled 'An Act providing for the 
Reinstatement of Fredric J. Hinch and Ralph C. Putnam, 
Jr., in the Permanent Force of the Fire Department of the 
Town of Marblehead', 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. 

Approved February 5, 1932. 



Fredric J. 
Hinch and 
Ralph C. Put- 
nam, Jr., may 
be reinstated in 
the permanent 
force of the fire 
department of 
the town of 
Marblehead. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 5, 6. 



An Act relative to the registration of motor vehicles Qfidj) 5 
OR trailers in case of death, insolvency or bank- 

RUPTCY OF the OWNERS THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter ninety of the General Laws, g. l. 90, §2, 
as most recentl}'' amended by section three of chapter ®'''"' ^'"^^ ^ " 
forty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty- 
one, is hereby further amended by striking out the fourth 
paragraph as appearing in section three of chapter three 
hundred and sixteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight and inserting in place thereof the following: — 

Upon the transfer of ownership of any motor vehicle Transfer of 
or trailer its registration shall expire, and the person in m^'otorvehicies 
whose name such motor vehicle or trailer is registered shall °!' trailers, ex- 

.1.1 1 .^ ,. .°, . piration of reg- 

forthwith return the certificate of registration to the regis- ietration, etc. 
trar with a written notice containing the date of the transfer 
of ownership and the name, place of residence and address 
of the new owner; provided, that, on the death, insolvency Proviso 
or bankruptcy of an owner of a motor vehicle or trailer, 
its registration shall be deemed to continue in force as a 
valid registration until the end of the j^ear or until the 
ownership of such motor vehicle or trailer is transferred by 
the legal representative of the estate of such owner, which- 
ever occurs first, subject otherwise to all provisions of law 
applicable generally to registrations of motor vehicles or 
trailers. Approved February 5, 1932. 



Chap. 6 



An Act relative to the alewife fishery in herring 
or monument river in the town of bourne. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio ws: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and i899, 194, §i. 
ninety-four of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety- ®*'^ • amended. 
nine, as amended by section one of chapter eighty-eight 
of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "river" 
in the thirteenth line the words: — for such term not ex- 
ceeding five years as said inhabitants at such meeting 
shall authorize, — and by striking out, in the twenty- 
fourth and twenty-fifth lines, the words "board of harbor 
and land commissioners" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — department of public works, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 1. The selectmen of the town Aiewife fishing 
of Bourne are hereby empowered to prescribe the time, M.^umMt"'^ 
place or places, and manner of taking alewives in Herring river regulated. 
or Monument river, or any of its tributaries, whether 
natural or artificial, in the town of Bourne: provided, that Provisos. 
such time shall not exceed on the average throughout the 
fishing season four days in the week; and they may either 
appoint some suitable person or persons to take the same, 
under such regulations as they may make in accordance 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 6. 



1S99, 194, §2, 
amended. 



Passageways 
for fish to be 
kept open, etc. 



Proviso. 



herewith, and fix the compensation to be paid therefor; 
or they may, if so instructed by the inhabitants of said 
town at the annual town meeting, sell at public auction 
the right to take alewives in said river for such term not 
exceeding five years as said inhabitants at such meeting 
shall authorize, under regulations made as aforesaid; 
provided, however, that no fish shall be salted in any fish- 
catching house or on the grounds adjoining the same, and 
provided, also, that the inhabitants of the town of Sand- 
wich shall have the saine rights in the public fishery of 
said river that the inhabitants of the town of Bourne shall 
have. The inhabitants of said town of Bourne are au- 
thorized to construct and maintain in the waters of the 
Great Herring pond, so-called, or elsewhere in said town, 
a weir, trap, yard or pound for the catching and holding 
of alewives, in the manner customary in such fishery, 
of such dimensions and construction as the selectmen, 
with the approval of the department of public works, may 
from time to time determine. Said selectmen are hereby 
authorized to offer and pay suitable rewards for the de- 
tection and punishment of persons violating the provisions 
of this act, and they shall be entitled to reimbursement 
from the town of Bourne, or from the proceeds of the 
sale of said right to take alewives, for all sums expended 
or obligations incurred for the said rewards, or for the 
enforcement of this act; and the town of Bourne is hereby 
authorized to raise and appropriate money for the purposes 
of this act and for the protection of any public fishery in 
said town. 

Section 2. Section two of said chapter one hundred 
and ninety-four is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
eleventh line, the word "thirty" and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — fourteen, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 2. The owners or occupants of dams across 
the said river shall annually during such time, not ex- 
ceeding sixty days in each year, as shall be prescribed by 
the selectmen of said town, keep constantly open and 
maintain through, over or around their respective dams, 
a passageway sufficient and proper for the passage of said 
fish, to the satisfaction of said selectmen, under a penalty 
of not less than ten nor more than sixty dollars for every 
twenty-four hours during which such owner or occupant 
shall neglect to open or maintain a passageway as afore- 
said; and the said selectmen shall fourteen days at least 
before the commencement of said period notify in writing 
each owner or occupant of said dams of the time when 
any such passageway shall be opened, and the manner 
in which it shall be constructed and regulated: provided, 
however, that if any owner or occupant shall at any time 
be dissatisfied with the determination of said selectmen 
in relation to the construction or regulation of such passage- 
ways, such owner or occupant may, by application in 
writing to the selectmen of the town of Barnstable, who 



Cha'p. 7 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 7, 8. 

are hereby constituted a committee for that purpose, 
cause the form and dimensions of such passageway to 
be prescribed in writing by said committee; and the owner 
or occupant of said dam shall make such passageway 
conform in width and depth, and in all other respects, 
to the written determination of said committee, under 
the same penalty as is hereinbefore provided. The ex- 
penses of said committee shall be paid by the owner or 
occupant of said dam so applying, or by the town of Bourne, 
as said committee shall determine. 

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

Approved February 8, 1932. 

An Act authorizing the town of Greenfield to pay 
a sum of money to harold l. field. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral xownofOreen- 
obligation, the town of Greenfield is hereby authorized f^ertemsum 
to pay to Harold L. Field, superintendent of its water Ha™o'idL' Field 
department, a sum not exceeding eight hundred and 
twenty-three dollars and fifty-one cents as full reimburse- 
ment for expenses incurred on account of injuries received 
by him on July third, nineteen hundred and thirty-one, 
in the course of his duties as a member of the town's Inde- 
pendence Day committee. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Effective upon 
by a majority of the town meeting members of the town acceptance, etc. 
of Greenfield present and voting thereon at the annual 
town meeting of said town in the current year. The 
provisions of section eight of chapter four hundred and 
forty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one shall 
not be construed as applying to such acceptance. 

Approved February 8, 1932. 



An Act relative TO THE qualifications FOR MEMBERSHIP Chav. 8 

in the BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN MEDICINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section ten of chapter thirteen of the General Laws is g. l. is, §io, 
hereby amended by striking out, in the third, fourth and ^™ended. 
fifth lines, the words "who shall be graduates of a legally 
chartered medical college or university having the power 
to confer degi'ees in medicine, and" and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — registered as qualified physicians 
under section two of chapter one hundred and twelve, 
or corresponding provisions of earlier laws, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 10. There shall be a board of Board of regis- 
registration in medicine, in the two following sections medj^^ne" uaii- 
called the board, consisting of seven persons, residents ficationsVor 
of the commonwealth, registered as quahfied physicians ™^'^*'^'"^^'p- 
under section two of chapter one hundred and twelve, 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 9, 10. 



Appointment. 



or corresponding provisions of earlier laws, who shall have 
been for ten years actively engaged in the practice of 
their profession. No member of said board shall belong 
to the faculty of any medical college or university, and 
no more than three members thereof shall at one time 
be members of any one chartered state medical society. 
One member thereof shall annually in June be appointed 
by the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, 
for seven years from July first following. 

Approved February 8, 1932. 



Town of 
Framingham 
may establish 
a reserve force 
in the fire de- 
partment, etc. 



Chap. 9 An Act authorizing the establishment of a reserve 

FORCE IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF 
FRAMINGHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Framingham may, by its 
board of selectmen, establish a reserve force of firemen 
in its fire department; and appointments thereto and re- 
movals therefrom shall, subject to chapter thirty-one 
of the General Laws, be made in the same manner as 
appointments to and removals from the regular or perma- 
nent force of the fire department of said town. The 
number of members of such reserve force shall not exceed 
five unless the regular fire force exceeds fifteen, in which 
case one member may be added to the reserve force for 
every three of the regular force above fifteen. The select- 
men may assign members of said reserve force to active 
duty whenever and for such length of time as they may 
deem necessary and shall fix their compensation. Except 
as otherwise provided herein, no provision of law applicable 
to the regular or permanent force of the fire department 
of said town shall apply to said reserve force or the members 
thereof except when assigned to active duty. 

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

Approved February 9, 1932. 



Chap. 10 



Middlesex 
county may 
borrow money 
for the purpose 
of funding tem- 
porary loans 
issued for the 
construction of 
the Middlesex 
County 
Tuberculosis 
hospital. 



An Act authorizing the county of Middlesex to 
borrow money for the purpose of funding tempo- 
rary loans issued for the construction of the 
middlesex county tuberculosis hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of funding such part of 
the temporary loans issued for the acquisition of land for 
and the construction, original equipping and furnishing 
of the Middlesex County Tuberculosis hospital as shall 
not have been paid from the proceeds of assessments 
heretofore made therefor against the municipalities of the 
Middlesex County Tuberculosis Hospital district, including 
interest on renewal notes on account of such loans and on 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 10. 



temporary funding notes issued as hereinafter authorized 
and all expenses incurred in connection with preparing, 
issuing and marketing such renewal and temporary notes, 
the county commissioners of Middlesex county may bor- 
row on the credit of the county such sum as may be neces- 
sary, and the county treasurer thereof, on request of said 
county commissioners, shall issue bonds or notes of the 
county therefor, which shall bear on their face the words: — 
Middlesex County Tuberculosis Hospital Funding Loan, 
Act of 1932. Said bonds or notes shall be issued as a single 
loan and shall be payable by such annual payments begin- 
ning not more than one year from the date of such loan as 
will extinguish the same in not more than fifteen years 
from said date and so that the amount of such annual 
payment in any year shall not be less than the amount 
of the principal of the loan payable in any subsequent 
year. The maturities of such bonds or notes shall be 
so arranged that assessments for the payment of the 
principal thereof against each municipality liable thereto 
shall be payable by it as hereinafter provided. The county 
may sell 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. The 
aggregate amount necessary to make full payment of the 
principal of said bonds or notes shall be apportioned among 
the municipalities which file elections under section two, 
in proportion to their unpaid outstanding assessments on 
account of said hospital or so much thereof as they elect 
to have funded hereby, and the amount so apportioned 
to each such municipality shall be payable by it over the 
term of such loan or such lesser period as may have been 
specified by it under said section two, by annual assessments 
equal in amount as nearly as may be, having due regard 
for the proper fixing of the denominations of the securities 
evidencing said loan and for other factors. Amounts 
necessary to meet payments on account of interest on 
such bonds or notes shall be so apportioned among such 
municipalities that each will pay the interest on the amount 
of principal so apportioned to it which is outstanding 
during the year immediately preceding each payment of 
principal. Ail sums necessary during any year to meet 
interest payments on said bonds or notes and payments 
on account of the principal thereof as the same mature 
shall be assessed in January of that year with the assess- 
ments for maintenance made in accordance with section 
eighty-five of chapter one hundred and eleven of the 
General Laws and shall be collected in the same manner 
as therein provided. 

Any sums necessary to meet expenses incurred in con- 
nection with preparing, issuing and marketing such bonds 
or notes and temporary notes on account of the same shall 
be apportioned among such municipalities in the same 
proportion as their aggregate payments of principal afore- 



Middlesex 
County 
Tuberculosis 
Hospital 
Funding Loan, 
Act of 1932. 



Payment of 
loan, etc. 



Certain ex- 
penses, how 
apportioned. 



10 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 11. 



County com- 
missioners may 
borrow on 
credit of 
county, etc. 



Restrictions as 
to participation 
in benefits 
provided by 
section 1. 



County treas- 
urer may issue 
temporary 
notes of 
county, etc. 



Certain powers 
of county 
commissioners 
not afl'ected. 



Effective upon 
acceptance. 



said and shall be included in the assessments authorized 
hereby. 

The said county commissioners may from time to 
time borrow on the credit of the county to meet interest 
payments on the bonds or notes hereinbefore authorized 
and payments on account of the principal thereof, pending 
the receipt of assessments therefor, and said county treas- 
urer, on the request of said county commissioners, shall 
issue temporary notes of the county therefor. 

Section 2. A municipality of the said hospital district 
shall be entitled to participate in the benefits provided 
by section one only if it files with said county commissioners, 
not later than March twenty-fifth of the current year, an 
election that all or any specified portion of its outstanding 
assessment on account of said hospital be funded as herein 
authorized, executed, in case of a city, in accordance with 
a vote of its city council approved by the mayor thereof or, 
in case of a town, in accordance with a vote of its town 
meeting, and any such municipality may specify in such 
election a lesser period, than the maximum term provided 
for the funding loan authorized hereby, for the payment 
by it of assessments on account of such loan. 

Section 3. The county treasurer, with the approval 
of the county commissioners, may issue temporary notes 
of the county, payable in not more than one year from their 
dates, in anticipation of the issue of serial bonds or notes 
under this act, 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 act. Any notes issued in anticipation of the 
serial bonds or notes shall be paid from the proceeds thereof. 

Section 4. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
affect the present powers of the county commissioners 
under section eighty-two of chapter one hundred and 
eleven of the General Laws. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect if accepted prior 
to March first of the current year by the county com- 
missioners of Middlesex county. 

Approved February 9, 1932. 



Chap, 11 



G. L. 266, 
two new sec- 
tions after §75. 
Penalty for 
fraudulent 
operation of 
slot machines, 
coin-box tele- 
phones and 
other coin 
receptacles. 



An Act penalizing the fraudulent operation of slot 
machines, coin-box telephones and other coin 

receptacles, AND THE MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF 
DEVICES INTENDED TO BE USED IN SUCH OPERATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and sixty-six of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after section seventy-five 
the following two new sections: — Section 75 A. Whoever 
operates or causes to be operated, or attempts to operate 
or to cause to be operated, any automatic vending machine, 
slot machine, turnstile, coin-box telephone or other re- 
ceptacle designed to receive lawful coin of the United States 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 12. 



11 



in connection with the sale, use or enjoyment of property, 
transportation or other service, by means of a slug or any 
false, counterfeited, mutilated or sweated coin or by any 
means, method, trick or device whatsoever not lawfully 
authorized by the owner, lessee or licensee of such machine, 
turnstile, coin-box telephone or receptacle; or whoever 
takes, obtains or receives from or in connection with any 
automatic vending machine, slot machine, turnstile, coin- 
box telephone or other receptacle designed to receive lawful 
coin of the United States in connection with the sale, use of 
or enjoyment of property or service, any goods, wares, 
merchandise, transportation, gas, electric current, article 
of value, or the use or enjoyment of any transportation or 
any telephone or telegraph facilities or service, or of any 
musical instrument, phonograph or other property, with- 
out depositing in and surrendering to such machine, turn- 
stile, coin-box telephone or other receptacle lawful coin 
to the amount required therefor by the owner, lessee or 
licensee of such machine, turnstile, coin-box telephone or 
receptacle, shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
one hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the house of 
correction for not more than thirty days, or both. 

Section 75 B. Whoever manufactures for sale, advertises 
for sale, sells, offers for sale, or gives away any slug, device 
or substance whatsoever, designed or calculated to be 
placed or deposited in any automatic vending m.achine, 
slot machine, turnstile, coin-box telephone or other such 
receptacle, depository or contrivance, designed to receive 
lawful coin of the United States in connection with the sale, 
use or enjoyment of property or service, with the intent 
that such slug, device or substance shall be used to cheat 
or defraud the person entitled to the contents of any such 
machine, turnstile, coin-box telephone or other such re- 
ceptacle, depository or contrivance, shall be punished by 
a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or by imprison- 
ment in the house of correction for not more than one year, 
or both. Approved February 11, 1932. 



Penalty for 
manufacture 
and sale of 
devices in- 
tended to be 
used in fraud- 
ulent operation 
of slot ma- 
chines, coin- 
box telephones 
and other coin 
receptacles. 



An Act to prevent duplication in the transmission of Chap. 12 

BIRTH RECORDS TO THE STATE SECRETARY. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty-six of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out section seventeen and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 17. The clerk of each 
town, and of each city containing less than thirty thousand 
inhabitants, annually, on or before March first, the clerks 
of cities containing more than thirty thousand and less than 
one hundred thousand inhabitants, annually, on or before 
April first, and the clerks of cities containing one hundred 
thousand inhabitants or more, annually, on or before May 
first, shall transmit to the state secretary certified copies 
of the records of births occurring therein, and of mar- 



G. L. 46, § 17, 
amended. 

Copies of 
records of 
births and 
marriages to 
be transmitted 
to state secre- 
tary annually, 
and deaths 
monthly, etc. 



12 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 13. 



riages solemnized, during the preceding year, with certified 
copies, upon blanks provided by him, of such records and 
corrections ii; such records as have not been previously re- 
turned. The clerk of each city and town shall, on or 
before the tenth day of every month, transmit to the state 
secretary, upon blanks to be furnished by him, certified 
copies of the records of deaths occurring therein during the 
preceding month. In case no deaths have occurred, the 
fact shall be certified by the city or town clerk within ten 
days after the close of such month. 

Approved February 11, 1932. 



Town of 
Dedham may 
construct par- 
ticular sewers 
and connecting 
drains upon 
application of 
owner of real 
estate, etc. 



Chav 13 ^N Act relative to the payment of the cost of con- 
struction op particular sewers and connecting 

DRAINS in the TOWN OF DEDHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Dedham, through its board of 
sewer commissioners established under the authority of 
chapter two hundred and seventy of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and ninety-seven, may, upon the appfication of the 
owner of any estate abutting on any way where a main 
drain or common sewer is constructed, lay in such sewered 
way and in the private land of such owner such particular 
sewer or connecting drain as may be necessary to connect 
any building on such estate with such main drain or sewer, 
and said board may make all necessary contracts in the 
name and behalf of the town for such purpose. The ex- 
penses thereof shall be paid out of any appropriation that 
may be made by the town therefor. 

Section 2. The cost of constructing each particular 
sewer or connecting drain shall be assessed by the board of 
sewer commissioners upon the estate benefited thereby. 
Such assessment shall be made by filing with the collector 
of taxes of the town a certificate, designating the way and 
the private land in which such particular sewer or con- 
necting drain has been constructed, and giving the name or 
names of the owners of the estate for which such connec- 
tion has been made and the amount of the assessment to 
be paid by such owner or owners. A copy or duplicate of 
this certificate shall, within ten days after the filing of the 
same with the collector of taxes, be recorded in the registry 
of deeds for the county of Norfolk or, in the case of regis- 
tered land, filed in the office of the assistant recorder for 
Norfolk county registry district. The collector of taxes 
shall, upon receipt of such certificate, make a demand in 
writing for the payment of such assessment or charge, and 
every owner shall, within three months after such demand 
is served upon him or on the occupant of such estate, or 
sent by mail to the last address of the owner known to the 
collector of taxes, pay to the town collector of taxes the 
sum so assessed or charged. 



Assessments 
upon estates 
benefited. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 14, 15. 



13 



Section 3. The provisions of section six of chapter Certain pro 



two hundred and seventy of the acts of eighteen hundred 
and ninety-seven, as amended by section one of chapter 
three hundred and forty-three of the acts of nineteen 
hundred relating to the payment and the apportionment 
of assessments made thereunder and the provisions of 
sections seven and eight of said chapter two hundred and 
seventy shall apply to assessments made under this act. 
In appl3''ing the provisions of said sections six, seven and 
eight to assessments made under this act, the notice re- 
ferred to in said sections shall be deemed to be the demand 
of the tax collector required by section two hereof. In the 
apportionment of assessments made under this act, no 
instalment shall be less than ten dollars. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the town of Dedham. Approved February 11, 1932. 



visions appli- 
cable to 
assessments 
made under 
act. 



ESertive upon 
acceptance. 



An Act relative to the observance each year of the 



ANNIVERSARY OF 
CASIMIR PULASKI. 



THE DEATH OF BRIGADIER GENERAL 



Chay. 14 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter six of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. e, new 
inserting after section twelve A, inserted by chapter two ^j«J*'°^ ^f'®'' 
hundred and ten of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, the following new section: — Section 12B. 
The governor shall annually issue a proclamation calling 
for a proper observance of October eleventh, the anni- 
versary of the death of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, 
revolutionary war hero, in lasting recognition of his gallant pijaSY 
and illustrious service in the war for American independence. 

Approved February 12, 1932. 



Annual ob- 
servance of 
anniversary of 
death of 
Brigadier 
General 



Chap. 15 



An Act authorizing the governor to exclude traffic 
from highways during target practice or maneuvers 
of military or naval organizations or units of the 
united states or of any state thereof. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eighteen of chapter thirty-three of the General g. l. 33, § is. 
Laws, as appearing in chapter four hundred and sixty-five ^™e°'^^'^- 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the third and fourth lines, the 
words "the Massachusetts volunteer militia" and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — any organization or unit 
belonging to the military or naval forces of the United 
States or of any state thereof, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 18. The governor, under such regulations as he 
may prescribe, with the consent of the council, may exclude 
traffic from highways during target practice or maneuvers 
of any organization or unit belonging to the military or 



Governor may 
exclude traffic 
from highways, 
etc. 



14 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 16, 17. 



naval forces of the United States or of any state thereof, 
whenever he deems that pubHc convenience or safety so 
requires. Approved February 15, 1932. 



Chap. 16 An Act repealing the law requiring clerks of courts 

TO MAKE NATURALIZATION RETURNS TO THE STATE 
SECRETARY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

§ 19, Section nineteen of chapter two hundred and twenty 
of the General Laws is hereby repealed. 

Approved February 16, 1932. 



G. L. 220, 
repealed. 



Town of 
Middleborough 
may borrow 
money for 
public building 
purposes. 



Middleborough 
Municipal 
Building Loan, 
Act of 1932. 



Chav. 17 An Act authorizing the town of middleborough to 

BORROW MONEY FOR PUBLIC BUILDING PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of purchasing lands and 
buildings thereon located on North Main street, known 
as the P. H. Pierce grocery store property, in the town of 
Middleborough and remodelling said buildings for police 
station and other municipal purposes, with accommoda- 
tions therein for the fourth district court of Plymouth, said 
town may borrow from time to time within a period of five 
years from the passage of this act, such sums as may be 
necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, fifty-five thou- 
sand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which 
shall bear on their face the words, Middleborough Munici- 
pal Building Loan, Act of 1932. Each authorized issue 
shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be 
paid in not more than ten years from their dates, but no 
issue shall be authorized under this 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 herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four 
of the General Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained 
in the first paragraph of section seven thereof as appearing 
in chapter three hundred and twenty-four of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

Section 2. The town of Middleborough, by its select- 
men, and the county of Plymouth, by its county commis- 
sioners, may execute a lease for a period not to exceed 
twenty years for the use by said county for court room 
purposes of a part of any building or buildings so purchased. 

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

Approved February 16, 1932. 



Execution of 
lease, etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 18, 19, 20. 



15 



An Act relative to the placing of john t. burke of 



FITCHBURG ON THE RETIRED 
OFFICERS OF THE MILITIA. 



LIST OF COMMISSIONED 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The adjutant general is hereby authorized and directed 
to place John T. Burke of Fitchburg upon the retired list 
of commissioned officers provided for the purpose by the 
provisions of section ninety-eight of chapter thirty-three 
of the General Laws, or corresponding provisions of earlier 
laws, with the rank of major, notwithstanding that said 
Burke did not serve as a commissioned officer for a sufficient 
period of time to satisfy the requirements of said provisions. 

Approved February 16, 1932. 



Chap. 18 



The adjutant 
general di- 
rected to place 
John T. Burke 
of Fitchburg 
on retired list 
of commis- 
sioned ofiieera 
of militia. 



An Act relative to agents to carry out ' provisions Qhn^ i g 



OF THE WORKMEN S 
public EMPLOYEES 



COMPENSATION LAW RESPECTING 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out section seventy-five 
and inserting in place thereof the following new section : — 
Section 75. Every board, commission and department of 
the commonwealth employing laborers, workmen and 
mechanics, and every such county, city, town and district 
shall, through its executive officer or board, designate 
one or more persons, as it may deem necessary, to act as 
its agent or agents in furnishing the benefits due under 
sections sixty-nine to seventy-five, inclusive. Such agent 
or agents shall be responsible for the proper carrying out 
of said sections under the direction and supervision of the 
department until his or their agency is revoked and a 
new agent or new agents designated. The name and 
address of every such agent shall be filed with the depart- 
ment immediately upon his designation. This section 
shall not apply to counties, cities, towns and districts which 
have provided by insurance for the payment of com- 
pensation required by this chapter. 

Approved February 17, 1932. 



G. L. 152, § 75. 
amended. 



Agents for 
enforcing 
provisions of 
workmen's 
compensation 
law respecting 
public em- 
ployees. 



An Act relative to the filling of vacancies in the 



BOARD OF WATER 
KINGSTON. 



COMMISSIONERS OF THE TOWN OF 



Chap. 20 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eleven of chapter two hundred and thirty-nine isss. 239. §11, 

of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five is hereby ^™^° 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following new 

sentence : — Any such vacancy may be filled temporarily Town of 

by a majority vote of the selectmen and the remaining fufng^'o/'' 



16 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 21. 



vacancies in 
board of water 
commissioners. 



member or members of said board, and the person so ap- 
pointed shall hold office until the town fills the vacancy 
in the manner specified herein. 

Approved February 17, 1932. 



Chap. 21 



Emergency 
preamble. 



1931. 122, § 1, 
amended. 



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



1931, 122, § 2, 
amended. 



May acquire 
land in city of 
Boston for 
office purposes 
and construct 
building 
thereon, etc. 



Proviso. 



May take 
necessary 
land, etc. 



Expenditure. 



An Act re-allocating the funds made available in 
the year nineteen hundred and thirty-one for 
financing a program for the acceleration of 
state highway and building construction. 

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 pres- 
ervation of the pubUc convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty- 
one is hereby amended by striking out, in the third line, 
the words "seven million" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — six million nine hundred thousand, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 1. The department of public 
works is hereby authorized to expend for the construction 
of state highways the sum of six million nine hundred 
thousand 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. Section two of said chapter one hundred 
and twenty-two is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
last line, the word "five" and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — six, — so as to read as follows: — Section 2. 
The department of public works, with the approval of the 
governor, is hereby authorized, on behalf of the common- 
wealth, to acquire land in the city of Boston for a building 
for general office and headquarters purposes of the depart- 
ment, and, after plans therefor have been approved by the 
governor, to construct a building for these purposes on 
said land or, after approval of plans as aforesaid, to con- 
struct such a building on land already owned by the com- 
monwealth; provided, that in lieu of acquiring land and 
constructing a building thereon or constructing a building 
on land already owned by the commonwealth, the depart- 
ment, 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 department, 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 ex- 
pend a sum not exceeding one million six hundred thousand 
dollars. Approved February 17, 1932. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 22. 



17 



G. L. 148, § 13, 
amended. 



An Act relative to the publication of notice of (Jjid^ 22 

HEARINGS AS TO THE GRANTING OF LICENSES TO KEEP, ^' 

STORE, MANUFACTURE OR SELL GASOLINE AND CERTAIN 
OTHER FLUIDS AND ARTICLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirteen 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, is hereby amended 
by striking out, in the tenth to the thirteenth Hnes, inclu- 
sive, the words "representative district, if there is any 
published in the English language therein, otherwise in 
the city or town, wherein the land on which such license 
is to be exercised is situated" and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — Enghsh language in the city or town wherein 
the land on which such license is to be exercised is situated, 
if there is any so published therein, otherwise in the county 
in which such city or town lies, — so that the first para- 
graph will read as follows : — No building or other structure 
shall, except as provided in section fourteen, be used for 
the keeping, storage, manufacture or sale of any of the 
articles named in section nine, except fireworks, fire- 
crackers and torpedoes, unless the local licensing authority 
shall have granted a license therefor after a public hearing, 
notice of the time and place of which hearing shall have 
been given, at the expense of the applicant, by the clerk 
of the city or of the local licensing authority, by publication, 
not less than seven days prior thereto, in a newspaper 
published in the English language in the city or town 
wherein the land on which such license is to be exercised 
is situated, if there is any so published therein, otherwise 
in the county in which such city or town lies, and also by 
the applicant by registered mail, not less than seven days 
prior to such hearing, to all owners of real estate abutting 
on said land, and unless the application for such license 
shall have endorsed thereon the certificate of approval or 
disapproval of the head of the fire department; provided, 
that any building or other structure once used under a 
license granted as aforesaid, or any building or other 
structure lawfully used for any of said purposes, may be 
continued in such use from year to year if the owner or 
occupant thereof shall annually, on or before April thirtieth, 
while such use continues, file for registration with the clerk 
of the city or town where such building or other structure 
is situated, or in Boston, with the fire commissioner, a 
certificate reciting such use and occupancy; and provided, 
further, that any building used as a garage for storing 
not more than three vehicles, when once used under such 
a hcense, or lawfully used for such purpose, may be con- 
tinued in such use from year to year without such annual 
registration, and continuous use and occupancy thereof 



Licenses for 
storing, manu- 
facturing, etc., 
explosives, etc. 



Public 
hearing, 
notice, etc. 



Certificate of 
approval or 
disapproval. 
Provisos. 



18 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 23. 



Regiilation 
for keeping 
of explosives, 
etc., for 
private use 
without 
license, etc. 



Expiration 
of licenses. 



Fee. 



Proviso. 



Prior license.s 
validated, etc. 



Proviso. 



for such purpose shall be presumed. The department may 
by regulation prescribe the amount of ammunition, crude 
petroleum or any of its products or of any other inflammable 
fluid or compound, that may be kept for private use in a 
building or other structure without a license and regis- 
tration, or either of them. Every license issued here- 
under shall expire on April thirtieth following the date 
of issue, and registrations hereunder shall be effected on 
or before April thirtieth to take effect on May first fol- 
lowing. Such fee as may be established from time to 
time by ordinance or by-law may be charged for any such 
license, registration or certificate of the head of the fire 
department, respectively; provided, that the fee for such 
registration shall be not more than one half of the amount 
of the fee for such a license. 

Section 2. All licenses granted prior to the effective 
date of this act under the provisions of said section thirteen 
or corresponding provisions of earlier laws, in so far as 
invalid by reason of failure to comply with the require- 
ments thereof relative to the publication of notice of the 
hearing prerequisite to the granting of such licenses, are 
hereby vahdated, in case such pubhcation was made in the 
manner set forth in section one of this act; provided, that 
nothing herein shall preclude a judicial determination of 
the validity of such a license in a proceeding instituted 
prior to said effective date. 

Approved February 19, 1932. 



1931, 30, § 1, 
amended. 



Chap. 23 ^'^ ^^^ AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BOSTON TO MAKE 
CERTAIN FINANCIAL ADJUSTMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH 
THE TRANSFER OF USE OF CERTAIN LANDS HERETOFORE 
ACQUIRED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A VEHICULAR 
TUNNEL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter thirty of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirty-one is hereby amended by 
striking out all after the word "ninety-seven" in the eighth 
line and inserting in place thereof the following: — ; 
provided, that 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 shall be applied to the payment of the cost of 
construction of the vehicular tunnel authorized by said 
chapter, — so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . The city 
of Boston is hereby authorized to use for the erection of 
a printing plant and pohce station, or either of them, any 
lands or easements therein in Boston proper acquired under 
the provisions of chapter two hundred and ninety-seven 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, which 
shall, in the opinion of the transit department of the city 
of Boston, cease to be needed for the purposes of said 



City of Boston 
may use for 
other muni- 
cipal purpo-sea 
certain lands 
and interests 
therein 
acquired but 
not needed for 
construction 
of certain 
vehicular 
tunnel. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 24, 25, 26. 



19 



chapter two hundred and ninety-seven; provided, that Proviso. 
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 shall 
be applied to the payment of the cost of construction of 
the vehicular tunnel authorized by said chapter. 

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

Approved February 19, 1932. 

An Act authorizing the town of scituate to pay a (Jjidj) 94 

SUM OF money to SCITUATE POST 144, THE AMERICAN 

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

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral Town of 
obligation, the town of Scituate may pay to Scituate Post paylf*sum o^ 
144, The American Legion a sum not exceeding three ™c°"uJte°Post 
thousand dollars, to reimburse said post for the amount 144. The 
expended by it in repairing Legion Hall, so called, owned L^fon.*'' 
by said town and occupied by said post, said repairs having 
been necessary in order to render said property suitable 
for such occupancy. 

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

Approved February 19, 1932. 



An Act authorizing the city of newton to use for Chav 25 

HIGHWAY PURPOSES CERTAIN LAND HERETOFORE AP- 



propriated for W^AR 
building purposes. 



MEMORIAL AND MUNICIPAL 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The board of aldermen of the city of Newton, with the 
approval of the mayor, may lay out, relocate or alter, in 
accordance with the provisions of law applicable to the 
laying out, relocating or altering public ways in the city 
of Newton, Walnut street. Homer street and Common- 
wealth avenue over land owned by said city and heretofore 
appropriated in part for a memorial to soldiers, sailors and 
marines of all wars and in part for a group of municipal 
buildings, including a city hall, and surrounding grounds. 

Approved February 19, 1932. 



City of 
Newton may 
use for high- 
way purposes 
certain land 
heretofore 
appropriated 
for war 
memorial and 
municipal 
building 
purposes. 



An Act regulating the reissue of licenses to operate QJidj) 26 

MOTOR vehicles REVOKED UPON CONVICTION FOR FAILURE ^' 

TO STOP AND GIVE CERTAIN INFORMATION AFTER AN ACCI- 
DENT RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-four of chapter ninety g. l. 90, § 24, 
of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter ^^^" ^™®'^'^^'^- 
two hundred and seventy-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby further amended by 



20 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 26. 



Penalty for 
operating 
motor vehicles 
recklessly or 
while under 
influence of 
intoxicating 
liquor, etc. 



For unauthor- 
ized use of 
motor 
vehicles. 



For fraud in 
connection 
with licenses. 



For second or 
subsequent 
offences of 
operating 
motor vehicles 
while under 
influence of 
intoxicating 
liquor. 



Investigation 
as to previous 
conviction of 
like offence, 
etc., when 
person is 
charged with 
having 
operated 
motor vehicle 
while under 
influence of 
intoxicating 
liquor. 



striking out, in the seventieth Hne, the word "and" and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — or to any 
person convicted of going away without stopping and 
making known his name, residence and the number of 
his motor vehicle after having, while operating such vehicle 
upon any way or in any place to which the public has a 
right of access, knowingly collided with or otherwise 
caused injury to any person, until one year after the date 
of his original conviction, if for a first offence, or two years 
after any subsequent conviction, or, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 2J^. Whoever upon any way, or in any 
place to which the public has a right of access, operates 
a motor vehicle recklessly, or while under the influence 
of intoxicating liquor, or negligently so that the lives or 
safety of the public might be endangered, or upon a bet 
or wager or in a race, or whoever operates a motor vehicle 
for the purpose of making a record and thereby violates 
any provision of section seventeen or any regulation under 
section eighteen, or whoever without stopping and making 
known his name, residence and the number of his motor 
vehicle goes away after knowingly colliding with or other- 
wise causing injury to any other vehicle or property, or 
whoever uses a motor vehicle without authority knowing 
that such use is unauthorized, or whoever loans or know- 
ingly permits his license to operate motor vehicles to be 
used by another person, or whoever makes false statements 
in an application for such a license or falsely impersonates 
the person named in such an appHcation, or procures such 
false impersonation, whether of himself or of another, 
shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty nor 
more than two hundred dollars or by imprisonment for 
not less than two weeks nor more than two years, or both; 
except that for an offence of operating a motor vehicle 
while under the influence of intoxicating liquor com- 
mitted within a period of six years immediately fol- 
lowing his final conviction of a like offence by a court 
or magistrate of the commonwealth, a person shall be 
punished by imprisonment for not less than one month 
nor more than two years. Before a magistrate or other 
officer authorized to receive complaints in criminal 
cases reduces a complaint to writing, or before a 
prosecuting officer presents evidence to the grand 
jury, charging a person with having operated a motor 
vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, he 
shall communicate with the office of the registrar, 
and shall inquire as to whether there is in said office any 
record or other information tending to show that such 
person has been finally convicted of a like offence by a 
court or magistrate of the commonwealth within a period 
of six years immediately preceding the commission of the 
offence with which he is charged, and if it shall appear to 
such magistrate or other officer, or to the grand jury, as 
the case may be, that such person has so been convicted, 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 26. 



21 



the complaint or indictment shall contain an averment 
to that effect which shall specify such court or magistrate 
and the date of such conviction. Any person who operates 
a motor vehicle upon any way, or in any place to which 
the public has a right of access, and who, without stopping 
and making known his name, residence and the number 
of his motor vehicle, goes away after knowingly colHding 
with or otherwise causing injury to any person, shall be 
punished by imprisonment for not less than two months 
nor more than two years. A conviction of a violation of 
this section shall be reported forthwith by the court or 
magistrate to the registrar, who may in any event and 
shall, unless the court or magistrate recommends other- 
wise, revoke immediately the license of the person so 
convicted, and no appeal from the judgment shall operate 
to stay the revocation of the license. If it appears by 
the records of the registrar that the person so convicted 
is the owner of a motor vehicle or has exclusive control 
of any motor vehicle as a manufacturer or dealer, the 
registrar may revoke the certificate of registration of 
any or all motor vehicles so owned or exclusively con- 
trolled. The registrar in his discretion may issue a new 
hcense to any person acquitted in the appellate court, or 
after an investigation or upon hearing may issue a new 
Hcense to a person convicted in any court; provided, that 
no new hcense shall be issued by the registrar to any 
person convicted of operating a motor vehicle while under 
the influence of intoxicating liquor until one year after 
the date of final conviction, if for a first offence, or five 
years after any subsequent conviction, or to any person 
convicted of going away without stopping and making 
known his name, residence and the number of his motor 
vehicle after having, while operating such vehicle upon 
any way or in any place to which the public has a right 
of access, knowingly collided with or otherwise caused 
injury to any person, until one year after the date of his 
original conviction, if for a first offence, or two years after 
any subsequent conviction, or to any person convicted 
of violating any other provision of this section until sixty 
days after the date of final conviction, if for a first offence, 
or one year after the date of any subsequent conviction; 
and provided, further, that notwithstanding the foregoing, 
no new license shall be issued by the registrar to any person 
convicted of operating a motor vehicle while under the 
influence of intoxicating liquor, until ten years after the 
date of final conviction, in case the registrar determines, 
upon investigation and after a hearing, that the action 
of the person so convicted in committing such offence 
caused an accident resulting in the death of another, nor 
at any time after a subsequent final conviction of a like 
offence, in case the registrar determines in the manner 
aforesaid that the action of such person so subsequently 
convicted in committing such subsequent offence caused 



Penalty for 
not stopping, 
etc., after 
collision, etc. 



Revocation 
of license 
upon con- 
viction, etc. 



Issue of new 
license, when. 



Provisos. 



22 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 27. 



Prosecutions 
for operating 
motor velucle 
while under 
influence of 
intoxicating 
liquor, if 
second or 
subsequent 
offence, etc., 
disposition, 
etc. 



Prosecutions 
for other 
violations, if 
second or 
subsequent 
offence, dis- 
position, etc. 



G. L. 90, §29, 
etc., amended. 



Issue of license 
after revoca- 
tion. 

Proviso. 



an accident resulting in the death of another. The prose- 
cution of any person for operating a motor vehicle while 
under the influence of intoxicating liquor, if the offence is 
committed within a period of six years immediately fol- 
lowing his final conviction of a like offence by a court or 
magistrate of the commonwealth, shall not in any event 
be placed on file or otherwise disposed of except by trial, 
judgment and sentence according to the regular course 
of criminal proceedings, nor shall the execution of the 
sentence for such later offence be suspended under section 
one of chapter two hundred and seventy-nine. The 
prosecution for the violation of any other provision of this 
section, if a second or subsequent offence, shall not, unless 
the interests of justice require such disposition, be placed 
on file or otherwise disposed of except by trial, judgment 
and sentence according to the regular course of criminal 
proceedings; and such a prosecution shall be otherwise 
disposed of only on motion in writing, stating specifically 
the reasons therefor, and verified by affidavit if facts are 
relied on. If the court or magistrate certifies in writing 
that he is satisfied that the reasons relied upon are sufficient 
and that the interests of justice require the allowance of 
the motion, the motion shall be allowed, and the certificate 
shall be filed in the case. A copy of the motion and certifi- 
cate shall be sent by the court or magistrate forthwith 
to the registrar. 

Section 2. Section twenty-nine of said chapter ninety, 
as most recently amended by section two hundred and 
four of chapter four hundred and twenty-six of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, is hereby further 
amended by adding at the end thereof the words : — ; 
provided, that the foregoing shall not be construed to 
authorize the exercise of such discretion contrary to any 
provision of section twenty-four, — so that the last sentence 
will read as follows: — No operator whose license is revoked 
under this section shall be licensed again within six months 
after the date of the suspension, nor thereafter except 
in the discretion of the registrar; provided, that the fore- 
going shall not be construed to authorize the exercise of 
such discretion contrary to any provision of section twenty- 
four. Approved February 23, 1932. 



Chap. 27 An Act permitting certain pupils of dancing schools 
TO participate in dancing exhibitions at graduation 
exercises. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and four of chapter one hundred 
and forty-nine of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by inserting after the word "dancing" in the eighth line 
the words: — or their participation in any exhibition of 
dancing conducted as a part of its graduation exercises 



G.L. 149, § 101, 
amended. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 28, 29. 



23 



by a school furnishing them instruction in dancing, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 104- No person shall Children under 
employ, exhibit or sell, apprentice or give away, a child .d/rmed"to 
under fifteen for the purpose of employing or exhibiting thS-c^[i ec- 
hini in dancing on the stage, playing on musical instruments, hibltions, etc. 
singing, walking on a wire or rope, or riding or performing 
as a gymnast, contortionist or acrobat in a circus, theatrical 
exhibition or in any public place, or cause, procure or en- 
courage such child to engage therein; but this section shall ExcepUons. 
not prevent the education of children in vocal and instru- 
mental music or dancing or their participation in any ex- 
hibition of dancing conducted as a part of its graduation 
exercises by a school furnishing them instruction in danc- 
ing or their employment as musicians in a church, chapel, 
school or school exhibition, or prevent their taking part in 
any festival, concert or musical exhibition upon the special 
written permission of the aldermen or selectmen. Who- Penalty. 
ever violates this section shall be punished by a fine of 
not more than two hundred dollars or by imprisonment 
for not more than six months. 

Approved February 23, 1932. 

Ax Act relative to the hunting of quail in Berkshire, QJki^ 28 

FRANKLIN AND NORFOLK COUNTIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eighty-five of chapter one hundred and thirty- g. l. i3i, § 8.5, 
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 inserting 
after the word "in" in the fourth line the word: — Berk- 
shire, — by inserting after the word "Essex" in said line 
the word: — Franklin, — and by striking out, in the 
fifth line, the word ", Norfolk", — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 85. Except as provided in section seventy-eight, ciose season 
no person, except between the twentieth of October and f"'^i"^'i 
the twentieth of November, both inclusive, shall hunt a 
quail, nor shall any person hunt a quail at any time in Hunting 
Berkshire, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Mid- I's^in'oounUe's 
dlesex, Nantucket or Worcester county. forbidden. 

Approved Februanj 23, 1932. 



Chap. 29 



An Act relative to the use for athletic fields of 

PLAYGROUNDS IN THE TOWN OF W^ELLESLEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The park commissioners of the town of Town of 

Wellesley may set apart and enclose for use as athletic may*^ust^ 

fields such portions of the playgrounds under their charge pf^f"*^^^ "[, 

as they may designate, and, subject to such terms and for^^hietlc'' 

conditions as they may, with the approval of the select- fields, etc. 
men, impose, may allow such fields to be used for athletic 



24 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 30, 31. 



games and other entertainments of a public nature, to 

which an admission fee may be charged. 
Effective upon SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its ac- 
acceptance, etc. ggp^g^j^gg prioF to the expiration of the year nineteen 

hundred and thirty-three by vote of the said town. 

Approved February 23, 1932. 



Chap. 30 An Act relative to the number of votes required 

TO ELECT candidates AT PRIMARIES BY PASTERS, SO 
CALLED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter fifty-three of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section forty and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section Ifi. No person 
who is a candidate at a primary for nomination for or 
election to a political office, and whose name is not printed 
on the ballot therefor, shall be deemed to be nominated 
or elected unless he receives a number of votes at least 
equal to the number of signatures which would be required 
by law to place his name on the ballot at such primary 
as a candidate as aforesaid. Approved February 23, 1932. 



G. L. 53, § 40, 
amended. 

Number of 
votes required 
to elect candi- 
dates at pri- 
maries by 
pasters, 
so called. 



Chav. 31 An Act providing for additional improvements at 

THE BARNSTABLE COUNTY SANATORIUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county 
of Barnstable may expend a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five thousand dollars for the purpose of constructing, 
furnishing and equipping an addition to the hospital 
building and to the administration building of the Barn- 
stable county sanatorium, for providing additional furnish- 
ings, furniture and equipment and a furnace and heating 
plant for said buildings and for necessary improvements 
in the sewage disposal system of said sanatorium. 

Section 2. For the purpose of paying the necessary 
expenses to be incurred under section one, said county 
commissioners may borrow from time to time, on the credit 
of the county, such sums as may be necessary, not ex- 
ceeding in the aggregate twenty-five thousand dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, which 
shall bear on their face the words, Barnstable County 
Sanatorium Loan, Act of 1932. Each authorized issue 
shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be 
payable in not more than five years from their dates. 
Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the treasurer of 
the county and countersigned by a majority of the county 
commissioners. The county may sell the said securities 
at public or private sale upon such terms as the county 
commissioners may deem proper, but not for less than their 
par value. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall, 



Barnstable 
county com- 
missioners 
may expend a 
certain sum 
for additional 
improvements 
at the Barn- 
stable county 
sanatorium. 



May borrow 
money, issue 
bonds, etc. 



Barnstable 
County 
Sanatorium 
Loan, Act of 
1932. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 32, 33. 25 



except as herein provided, be subject to chapter thirty- 
five of the General Laws. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Effective upon 
by the county commissioners of said county; provided, p^o^^!!'^'^^' 
that such acceptance occurs during the current year. 

Approved February 23, 1982. 

An Act authorizing the city of Cambridge to use for (JJidr) 32 

A GOLF COURSE LAND ACQUIRED FOR A RESERVOIR AND 
FOR THE PROTECTION OF ITS WATER SUPPLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Cambridge is hereby authorized city of 
to use for a golf course a portion or portions of the land ma^uJefora 
taken or acquired under the provisions of chapter one fgrLlnTand 
hundred and fifty-three of the acts of eighteen hundred acquired for a 
and sixty-five, chapter one hundred and forty-five of the forprotec'ihm 
acts of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, chapter two of its water 
hundred and fifty-six of the acts of eighteen hundred and 
eighty-four and chapter one hundred and thirty-seven 
of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-eight for the 
purposes of providing a reservoir and storage basin for 
said city and of protecting the purity of its water supply; 
provided, that no such lands shall be used for such golf Provisos. 
course without the approval of the state department of 
public health nor until plans for the construction of ade- 
quate works for the purification or disposal of sewage, 
drainage or other polluting organic matter, which may be 
discharged from land so used, have been submitted to and 
approved by said department, and provided, further, that 
said works shall be constructed and maintained in ac- 
cordance with plans so approved. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Effective upon 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the ^''ceptance. 
provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance Proviso. 
occurs during the current year. 

Approved February 23, 1932. 

An Act dispensing with the certification to the state (J]iav 33 
secretary by city and town clerks of duplicate 
copies showing the number of names checked on 
the voting lists at municipal elections. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and thirty-two of chapter fifty- g. l. 54, § 132, 
four of the General Laws, as amended by section six of ^'''" ^'"^^ ^ ' 
chapter two hundred and nine of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-one, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "and" in the fifth line the 
words : — , in case of an election of state oflacers, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 132. The city or town clerk Number of 
shall, within fifteen days after an election of state, city SHotinSst'^ 



26 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 34, 35. 



to be certified 
to state 
secretary. 



Tabulation 
by council. 



or town officers, certify to the state secretary the total 
number of names of voters checked on the voting Hst at 
such election in each voting precinct or town, and, in case 
of an election of state officers, a duplicate copy thereof 
sealed, to be by him transmitted to the governor and 
council; and the committee of the council tabulating the 
returns of votes shall include in their report thereon the 
number of ballots cast in a district wherein a question 
is submitted to the voters and a return thereon is made to 
the state secretary. Approved February 23, 1932. 



Chap. 34 An Act placing the office of chief engineer of the 

BOARD OF FIRE ENGINEERS OF THE TOWN OF WELLESLEY 
UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of chief engineer of the board 
of fire engineers of the town of Wellesley shall, upon the 
effective date of this act, become subject to the civil service 
laws and rules and regulations relating to permanent 
members of fire departments of towns, and the tenure 
of office of any incumbent thereof shall be unlimited, 
except that he may be removed in accordance with such 
laws and rules and regulations; but the person holding 
said office on said effective date may continue to serve 
as such without taking a civil service examination. 

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-two, entitled 'An Act placing the office of chief 
engineer of the board of fire engineers of the town of 
Wellesley 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. Approved February 23, 1932. 



OfBce of chief 
engineer of 
the board of 
fire engineers 
of town of 
Wellesley 
placed under 
civil service 
laws. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Chap. 35 An Act to abolish the commission of public works in 

THE town of MARION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The commission of public works of the town 
of Marion, established under the provisions of chapter 
forty-eight of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, is hereby abolished and all the powers, duties and 
obligations of said commission are hereby transferred 
to and shall hereafter be vested in and imposed on the 
board of selectmen of said town, who shall in all respects 
be the legal successors of said commission. 



The commis- 
sion of public 
works in town 
of Marion 
abolished, etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 36. 



27 



Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters 
of said town at the biennial state election in the current 
year in the form of the following question which shall be 
placed upon the official ballot to be used at such election 
in said town: — "Shall an act passed by the General 
Court in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-two, en- 
titled *An Act to abolish the Commission of Public Works 
in the Town of Marion', be accepted?" If a majority 
of the votes in answer to said question are in the affirmative, 
then this act shall take effect on the first Wednesday in 
January in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-three. 

Approved February 24, 1932. 



Submission 
to voters, etc. 



G. L. 166, § 22 
etc., amended. 



An Act providing for the granting, without hearing, QhQ^y 3« 

OF LOCATIONS FOR POLES, PIERS, ABUTMENTS AND CON- ' ^' 
DUITS ERECTED OR CONSTRUCTED IN WAYS PRIOR TO 
THEIR ACCEPTANCE AS PUBLIC WAYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-two of chapter one hundred and sixty- 
six of the General Laws, as amended by chapter one 
hundred and sixty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the second sentence of the second paragraph the 
following new sentence: — The board of aldermen or 
selectmen may, on written petition by a company subject 
to this chapter having a location, or by two or more such 
companies having joint or identical locations, in any of 
the public ways of a city or town, in any case where a 
private way has been accepted as a public way, by order, 
without notice or hearing, grant a location or joint or 
identical locations to such company or companies for the 
maintenance of its or their poles, piers, abutments or 
conduits which were being maintained in such private 
way at the time of its acceptance as a public way, — so 
that said second paragraph will read as follows: — After 
the erection or construction of such line, the board of 
aldermen or selectmen may, after giving the company 
or its agents an opportunity to be heard, or upon petition 
of the company without notice or hearing, by order permit 
an increase in the number of wires or cables, and direct 
an alteration in the location of the poles, piers, abutments 
or conduits or in the height of the wires or cables. The 
board of aldermen or selectmen may, on written petition 
by two or more companies subject to this chapter, and 
having locations in any of the public ways of such city or 
town, without notice or hearing, by order transfer any such 
location from one of such companies to either or any of 
the other petitioners, or by order authorize any such 
company to attach its wires and fixtures to existing poles, 
piers or abutments of either or any of the other petitioners, 
or to maintain its wires or cables in the conduits of either 



Locations for 
poles and 
wires for 
transmission 
of electricity. 



Transferring 
of locations. 



Use of poles, 
conduits, etc. 
of other 
companies. 



28 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 37. 



Joint or 
identical 
locations. 



Granting, 
without 
hearing, of 
locations for 
poles, piers, 
abutments and 
conduits 
erected or 
constructed in 
ways prior to 
their accept- 
ance as public 
ways. 



Joint or 
identical 
locations. 



No order 
required for 
renewing, etc., 
wires, etc. 



or any of said other petitioners, or by order grant to said 
companies joint or identical locations for the maintenance 
of said existing poles, piers, abutments or conduits, to be 
used in common by them. The board of aldermen or 
selectmen may, on written petition by a company subject 
to this chapter having a location, or by two or more such 
companies having joint or identical locations, in any 
of the public ways of a city or town, in any case where 
a private way has been accepted as a public way, by order, 
without notice or hearing, grant a location or joint or 
identical locations to such company or companies for 
the maintenance of its or their poles, piers, abutments or 
conduits which were being maintained in such private 
way at the time of its acceptance as a public way. The 
board of aldermen or selectmen may, on written petition 
b}^ two or more companies subject to this chapter, and 
after notice to abutting land owners and a hearing as 
hereinbefore provided, by order grant to said companies 
joint or identical locations for the erection or construction 
of poles, piers, abutments or conduits, to be owned and 
used in common by them. No order of the board of alder- 
men or selectmen shall be required for renewing, repairing 
or replacing wires, cables, poles, piers, abutments, con- 
duits or fixtures once erected or constructed under the 
provisions of law, or for making house connections or con- 
nections between duly located conduits and distributing 
poles. Approved February 24, 1932. 



1922, 275, § 2, 
amended. 



Chap. 37 An Act changing the date of the biennial municipal 

ELECTION IN THE CITY OF MARLBOROUGH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter two hundred and 
seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two is hereby amended by striking out, in the first and 
second, and in the fifth and sixth lines, the word "De- 
cember" and inserting in place thereof in each instance 
the word: — November, — and by striking out, in the 
second line, the word "twenty-three" and inserting in 
place thereof the word: — thirty-three, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 2. Beginning with the first Tuesday 
in November in the year nineteen hundred and thirty- 
three, municipal elections in the city of Marlborough for 
the choice of mayor, members of the city council and other 
elective city officers shall be held biennially on the first 
Tuesday in November in every odd numbered year. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by the city council of said city, subject to the 
provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance 
occurs during the current year. 

Approved February 26, 1932. 



Date of 
biennial 
municipal 
election in 
city of 
Marlborough. 



Effective upon 
acceptance. 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 38, 39, 40. 



29 



An Act authorizing the town of longmeadow to re- (Jhav 38 



FUND CERTAIN TAXES ERRONEOUSLY ASSESSED 
AND COLLECTED FROM GEORGE N. MERRILL. 



UPON 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

The town of Longmeadow is hereby authorized to refund 
to George N. Merrill of said Longmeadow, the sum of 
two hundred and forty dollars and six cents, the same 
being the amount which has heretofore been collected by 
said town from said Merrill as taxes upon certain real 
estate in said town, which through mistake was erroneously 
assumed by the assessors of said town to have been the 
property of said Merrill. Approved February 26, 1932. 



Town of 
Longmeadow 
may refund 
certain taxes 
erroneously 
assessed upon 
and collected 
from George 
N. Merrill. 



An Act relative to the establishment of doane's Chap. 39 

FALLS RESERVATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter three hundred and thirty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty is hereby a- 
mended by striking out, in the third line, the word "three" 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — eight, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 1 . The county commissioners 
of the county of Worcester, on behalf of said county, are 
hereby authorized and directed, within eight years after 
the passage of this act, to take by eminent domain under 
chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by 
purchase, gift or otherwise, land not exceeding one hundred 
acres in extent situated in the southwesterly part of the 
town of Royalston in said county. The land thus acquired 
shall be known as the Doane's Falls Reservation. Said 
county commissioners shall be vested with full power and 
authority to care for, maintain and improve said reservation 
in behalf of said county. Approved February 26, 1932. 



1930, 334, § 1, 
amended. 



Worcester 
county 

commissioners 
may acquire 
certain land 
to be known 
as Doane's 
Falls Reser- 
vation, etc. 



Chap. 40 



An Act relative to auditors' hearings. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Section fifty-eight of chapter two hundred g.l. 221, §58, 
and twenty-one of the General Laws is hereby amended amended. 
by inserting after the word "necessary" in the third hne 
the words: — , subject, however, to any general or special 
order of the court, — and by adding at the end thereof 
the following: — In all matters pertaining to the time, 
place and manner of conducting their hearings, auditors 
shall be subject to any general or special order of the court 
by which they were appointed, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 58. Auditors shall give notice to the parties of Auditors- 
the time and place appointed for their meeting, and may 'searings, 

J. J. . ,j. 1 i."^ notice to 

aajourn irom time to time as may be necessary, subject, parties, etc. 
however, to any general or special order of the court. 



30 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 41, 42. 



G. L. 221, § CO, 
repealed. 



If there is more than one auditor, all shall meet and hear 
the cause, but a report may be made by a majority. If 
either party neglects to appear at the time appointed for 
such hearing, or at any adjournment thereof, without 
just cause, or if at any such hearing either party refuses 
to produce in good faith the testimony reHed on by him, 
the auditors may close the hearings and make a report 
recommending that judgment be entered for the adverse 
party. Judgment shall be entered accordingly at the 
first judgment day after the expiration of ten days from 
the filing of the report, unless the court, for cause shown, 
otherwise orders. In all matters pertaining to the time, 
place and manner of conducting their hearings, auditors 
shall be subject to any general or special order of the court 
by which they were appointed. 

Section 2. Section sixty of said chapter two hundred 
and twenty-one is hereby repealed. 

Approved February 26, 1932. 



Chap. 41 ^"^^ Act relative to the periodic inspection of motor 

VEHICLES AND TRAILERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out section seven A, inserted by chapter two 
hundred and fifty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine, and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing : — Section 7 A . The registrar shall include in the 
rules and regulations prepared by him under section 
thirty-one, rules and regulations providing for the periodic 
inspection of all motor vehicles and trailers, for the purpose 
of determining whether they are provided with the fol- 
lowing equipment maintained in good order, to wit: brakes, 
lights, horn, muffier, steering gear, windshield cleaner and 
number plates. Approved February 26, 1932. 



G. L. 90, § 7A, 
ameuded. 



Periodic 
inspection of 
motor vehicles 
and trailers. 



Chap. 42 An Act placing the office of chief of police of the 

TOWN OF GREAT HARRINGTON UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE 
LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of chief of pofice of the town of 
Great Barrington shall, upon the eti'ective date of this 
act, become subject to the civil service laws and rules 
and regulations relating to the appointment and removal 
of police officers in towns, and the tenure of office of any 
incumbent thereof shall be unlimited, except that he may 
be removed in accordance with such laws and rules and 
regulations; provided, however, that William J. Oschman, 
the present incumbent of said office, may continue to 
serve as such without taking a civil service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters 
of said town at the annual town meeting in the current 



Office of chief 
of police of 
town of Great 
Barrington 
placed under 
civil service 
laws. 



Proviso. 



Submission 
to voters, etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 43, 44. 31 

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- 
two, entitled 'An Act placing the office of chief of police 
of the town of Great Barrington 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. 

Approved February 27, 1932. 

An Act placing the office of chief of police of the QfiQ^ 43 

TOWN of south HADLEY UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE ^' 

LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of chief of police of the town of office of chief 
South Hadley shall, upon the effective date of this act, towii'J!t*'south 
become subject to the civil service laws and rules and "•^'^fg^^pi^^-f^^'^ 
regulations relating to the appointment and removal of service lawa, 
police officers in towns, and the tenure of office of any ^^'^■ 
incumbent thereof shall be unlimited, except that he may 
be removed in accordance with such laws and rules and 
regulations; but the person holding said office on said 
effective date may continue to serve as such without 
taking a civil service examination. 

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-two, entitled 'An Act placing the office of chief of 
police of the town of South Hadley 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. 

Approved February 27, 1932. 



SubniissioQ 
to voters, etc. 



An Act creating the mutual savings central fund, Chav 4:4: 
inc., for the purpose of protecting deposits in 
savings banks. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend Emergency 
to defeat its purpose as a measure of relief in the existing ^'^^'^'^ 
financial emergency, therefore it is hereby declared to be 
an emergency law, necessary for the immediate pres- 
ervation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . All the savings banks established under Mutual sav- 
the laws of the commonwealth and subject to the provisions Fund.lnc."^ 
of chapter one hundred and sixty-eight of the General "eated. 
Laws, hereinafter referred to as member banks, are hereby 



32 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 44. 



Term. 
Purpose. 



Officers of 
corporation, 
by whom 
elected. 



First meetings 
to elect 
directors, 
when held. 
Subsequent 
meetings. 
Each member 
bank to be 
represented. 



Vote, how 
determined. 



Terms of 
directors. 



Adoption of 
by-laws. 



constituted a corporation for the term of five years, under 
the name of the Mutual Savings Central Fund, Inc., 
hereinafter referred to as the corporation. It shall be 
the purpose of the corporation to assist such member 
banks, when they are temporarily in need of cash or hold 
investments which cannot readily be liquidated, by making 
loans to them or any of them secured by the pledge of 
mortgages or other securities legally held by such member 
banks. Any savings bank hereafter established during 
said term under the authority of said chapter one hundred 
and sixty-eight shall upon its organization become a 
member bank. 

Section 2. The officers of the corporation shall be 
a president, one or more vice presidents, a treasurer, a 
clerk and a board of fifteen directors, each of which di- 
rectors shall first have qualified as a corporator or officer 
of a member bank. The president and vice presidents 
shall be elected by and from the directors and the treasurer 
and the clerk shall be elected by the directors. The 
directors shall be elected by the member banks of and by 
counties or districts as follows : — two from the county 
of Essex; two from the county of Middlesex; five from the 
county of Suffolk; two from a district composed of the 
counties of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes county, Nantucket, 
Norfolk and Plymouth; two from the county of Worcester; 
one from the county of Hampden and one from a district 
composed of the counties of Berkshire, Franklin and 
Hampshire. The first meetings to elect directors shall 
be held by the member banks of each of said counties or 
districts upon call as provided in section three. Sub- 
sequent meetings shall be held as provided in the by-laws 
adopted as hereinafter provided. At all meetings each 
member bank shall be represented by such person as its 
board of investment shall designate, and each member 
bank shall have one vote for each ten milhon dollars or 
fraction thereof of regular deposits as shown by its latest 
annual report to the commissioner of banks, hereinafter 
referred to as the commissioner. At the first election 
held hereunder the directors shall be elected to serve until 
the first annual county and district meetings as fixed by 
said by-laws. At the first annual meetings held under 
such by-laws, in each county or district entitled to one 
director, such director shall be elected for a two year term, 
in each district or county entitled to two directors, one 
shall be elected for a one year term and one for a two year 
term, and thereafter each director shall be elected for a 
two year term. In the county of Suffolk, at the first 
annual meeting held under such by-laws, two directors 
shall be elected for one year terms and three for two year 
terms, and thereafter each director shall be elected for a 
two year term. The directors may adopt by-laws for 
the conduct of the business of the corporation and by such 
by-laws may provide for and fix the time and place of all 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 44. 



33 



meetings of the corporation and of the directors, define 
the duties of the officers, estabhsh an executive com- 
mittee of not less than five nor more than seven directors 
with such powers as the board of directors shall determine, 
and may provide for such other officers and committees 
as they deem advisable. The directors may fill vacancies 
in the board until the next elections. The board of directors 
shall have full control of the business of the corporation. 

Section 3. Forthwith upon the passage of this act, 
the commissioner shall, by seven days' notice in writing 
to each of the member banks, call for each county or 
district a meeting of the member banks thereof, at a place 
therein, to be designated by him, for the purpose of electing 
the first board of directors hereunder. Forthwith upon 
the election of the first board of directors, the commissioner 
shall, by three days' notice in writing, call the first meeting 
of the board of directors at a place to be designated by him. 

Section 4. The directors may, by assessments made 
from time to time upon the member banks in the same 
proportion for each, require each member bank to deposit 
in cash with the corporation a total of not more than three 
per cent of its deposits, exclusive of its club deposits, as 
shown by its latest annual report to the commissioner. 
Of such total authorized to be required at least five per 
cent shall be called for at the first meeting of the board 
of directors. Such deposits shall not be subject to with- 
drawal except with the approval of the directors and then 
only if all member banks are permitted as hereinafter 
provided to make withdrawals in the same proportion 
as the amounts of their required quotas of deposits here- 
under; provided, that, in case a member bank should be 
in liquidation, then an amount equal to said bank's deposit 
may be withdrawn without any payment to any other 
member bank. Certificates of deposit signed by the 
treasurer of the corporation shall be issued for such deposits. 
Such certificates shall not be negotiable or subject to 
assignment or attachment. The corporation shall receive 
deposits only from member banks and only under the 
foregoing provisions, except that in case of emergency 
a member bank may with the approval of its board of 
investment make, and the corporation may accept, tempo- 
rary advances of funds to the corporation without col- 
lateral, pending the making and collecting of an assess- 
ment under the foregoing provisions; and such temporary 
advances may be repaid notwithstanding the foregoing 
provisions relative to withdrawals of deposits. The 
directors, with the consent of the commissioner, may 
at any time in their discretion return pro rata to all member 
banks such portion of their deposits as the board deems 
no longer necessary for the purposes of the corporation. 
The directors may, however, thereafter if necessary, make 
further assessments under this section. Such corporation 
may accumulate a surplus not exceeding fifteen per cent 



Vacancies. 
Control of 
business. 



Meeting to 
elect first 
board of 
directors. 



First meeting 
of board. 



Maximum 
deposits re- 
quired of 
member banks. 



Not subject to 
withdrawal, 
except, etc. 



Proviso. 



Certificates 
of deposit. 

Not nego- 
tiable, etc. 
Corporation to 
receive de- 
posits only 
from member 
banks, except, 
etc. 



Return of 
deposits 
no longer 
necessary. 



Maximum 
accumulation 
of surplus. 



34 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 44. 



Dividends 



When mem- 
ber banks shall 
pay over to 
corporation 
deposits 
required, etc. 



Failure to pay 
after notice 
from commis- 
sioner of 
banks to con- 
stitute a 
violation of 
law, etc. 



Corporation 
may borrow 
money, etc. 



What funds of 
corporation 
may be in- 
vested in. 



Corporation 
to make report 
to each mem- 
ber bank. 



of the deposits from member banks held by it; and if, 
at any quarterly or semi-annual meeting of the directors, 
the surplus account exceeds fifteen per cent of such deposits, 
the amount of such excess shall be paid over to the member 
banks in the form of dividends. After paying or making 
proper provision for the expenses and contingencies of 
conducting its business it may by vote of the directors 
declare and pay quarterly or semi-annually to the member 
banks dividends upon their deposits at such rate and 
computed in such manner as the directors shall determine. 

Section 5. Member banks shall pay over to the corpo 
ration the deposits required of and assessed upon them 
under the preceding section within ten days after receiving 
notice in writing of such assessment from the treasurer 
of the corporation. If any member bank shall fail to 
make such payment within ten days after notice as afore- 
said, the treasurer of the corporation shall notify the 
commissioner of such failure and the commissioner shall 
forthwith notify such member bank in writing. The 
failure of such member bank to make such payment within 
thirty days after such notice from the commissioner shall 
constitute a violation of the law of the commonwealth 
within the meaning of section five of chapter one hundred 
and sixty-seven of the General Laws and such member 
bank may be proceeded against as provided in said section. 
Member banks may, with the approval of the directors, 
make the deposits assessed upon them in securities which 
are legal investments for the corporation at their market 
value on the day of delivery. 

Section 6. The corporation may by a vote of the 
directors borrow money and pledge its assets as security 
therefor. 

Section 7. The funds of the corporation may be 
invested only in 

(a) Bankers' acceptances and bills of exchange of the 
kinds and maturities made eligible by law for rediscount 
with federal reserve banks, provided that the same are 
accepted by a bank, banking association or trust com- 
pany incorporated under the laws of the United States 
or of this commonwealth, and having its principal place 
of business within the commonwealth; 

(b) Obligations of the United States; 

(c) Obligations of the commonwealth; 

(d) Loans to member banks adequately secured by the 
pledge of mortgages or other securities legally held by 
such member banks; such loans to be in such amounts 
and subject to such conditions as the directors may de- 
termine; 

(e) Deposits in national banks located in this common- 
wealth and in trust companies established under the laws 
thereof. 

Section 8. The corporation shall make a report to 
each member bank of its condition and of the result of 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 45. 



35 



Annual exami- 
nation by 
commissioner, 
etc. 



its operation as of the last business day of April and October 
in each year. The commissioner shall annually examine 
the affairs of the corporation and report his findings and 
recommendations to the directors. In making this ex- 
amination he shall have the same powers as he has by law 
in the examination of savings banks. 

Section 9. So much of the deposits in member banks Deposits 
as is deposited with the corporation shall be exempt from tax™tfoJ/°™ 
taxation under section eleven of chapter sixty-three of the 
General Laws. 

Approved March 2, 1932. 



An Act establishing the co-operative central bank. Chav 45 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend Emergency 
to defeat its purpose as a measure of relief in the existing p'^*'-''™'^'®- 
financial 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: 

Section 1. All the co-operative banks now established 
under the laws of the commonwealth and subject to the 
provisions of chapter one hundred and seventy of the 
General Laws, hereinafter referred to as member banks, 
are hereby constituted a corporation for the term of five 
years, under the name of The Co-operative Central Bank, 
hereinafter referred to as the central bank, and every co- 
operative bank hereafter so established during said term 
shall thereupon become a member bank thereof. It shall 
be the purpose of the central bank to promote the elasticity 
and flexibility of the resources of the co-operative banks of 
the commonwealth by centralizing their reserve funds. 

The deposits by the member banks, as hereinafter 
described, together with any surplus which may here- 
after be accumulated by the central bank, shall constitute 
its capital structure. The central bank shall be exempt 
from all state and local taxation, except in respect to any 
real estate owned and/or used by it for its corporate 
purposes. 

Section 2. There shall be a board of twelve directors 
of the central bank, who shall be elected by the member 
banks in the manner hereinafter provided and shall be 
divided into three equal groups. Of the directors first 
elected hereunder, one group shall be elected and hold 
office until the annual meeting to be held in nineteen 
hundred and thirty-two, one group shall be elected and 
hold office until the annual meeting to be held in nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-three, and one group shall be 
elected and hold office until the annual meeting to be held 
in nineteen hundred and thirty-four; and their successors, 
except in case of vacancies, shall be elected for terms of 
three years. Directors so elected to fill vacancies shall 



The 

Co-operative 
Central Bank 
incorporated. 



Term. 



Purpose. 



Capital 
structure. 



Exempt from 
taxation. 



Board of 

directors, 
election, terms. 



36 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 45. 



Oath. 



Vacancies. 
Quorum. 



Rules, regu- 
lations and 
by-laws. 

Approval by 
commissioner 
of banks. 



Each member 
bank to have 
one vote. 



Meeting to 
elect first 
board of 
directors. 



First meeting 
of board. 



Officers and 
committees of 
corporation. 



Vacancies. 



Annual meet- 
ing, when held. 



Maximum de- 
posits required 
of member 
banks. 



Initial deposit. 



be elected for the unexpired terms. All directors shall be 
sworn and hold office until their successors are qualified. 
If a person elected does not, within thirty days there- 
after, take the oath, his office shall thereupon become 
vacant. The directors shall fill any vacancies on the 
board until the next annual meeting. At all meetings 
of the directors seven members shall constitute a quorum, 
but a lesser number may adjourn from time to time. The 
board of directors shall from time to time adopt such rules, 
regulations and by-laws and amendments thereto as they 
may deem necessary to effect the purposes of this act. 
Such by-laws and any amendments thereto shall not be- 
come effective until they shall have been approved by the 
commissioner of banks, hereinafter called the commissioner. 

In the election of directors, each member bank, by a 
delegate authorized by its board of directors, shall have 
one vote. A majority of the votes so cast shall elect. 

Section 3. Forthwith upon the passage of this act 
the commissioner shall, by seven days' notice in writing 
to each of the member banks, call a meeting of the member 
banks for the purpose of electing the first directors here- 
under. Forthwith upon the election of the first board 
of directors the commissioner shall, by three days' notice 
in writing, call the first meeting of the said board. 

Section 4. There shall be a president, vice president, 
treasurer and clerk of the corporation, and such other 
officers and committees thereof as the board of directors 
may deem necessary, which officers and committees shall 
be elected annually by the directors. The president and 
vice president shall be elected from the board of directors. 
The clerk of the corporation shall be clerk of the board 
of directors. The directors may fill any vacancies in 
said offices and committees until the next annual meeting. 

Section 5. The annual meeting of the central bank 
shall be held within the commonwealth in the month of 
September and shall be called by the clerk at a time and 
place to be designated by the directors. 

Section 6. The directors of the central bank may, 
by assessments made from time to time as hereinafter 
provided upon the member banks in the same proportion 
for each, require each member bank to deposit with the 
central bank a total of not more than seventy-five per cent 
of such reserve as such member bank is required under 
chapter one hundred and forty-six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and thirty-one to establish and maintain under 
section forty A of said chapter one hundred and seventy, 
computed on the basis of its total assets as appearing in 
its last preceding annual report to the commissioner under 
section forty-four of said chapter one hundred and seventy. 
In their discretion, the said directors may accept, in whole 
or in part, any securities authorized to constitute such 
reserve, computed at their market value on the date of 
such deposit. The initial deposit hereunder shall be called 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 45. 



37 



for by the directors of the central bank at their first meeting 
and shall require the deposit by each member bank of 
twenty-five per cent only of the aforesaid maximum 
required percentage of the amount of its reserve as then 
required to be accumulated and established. The said 
directors may at any time and from time to time call for 
such further proportion of the maximum deposits authorized 
to be required hereby as they may deem necessary; pro- 
vided, that no member bank shall at any time be required 
to have on deposit with the central bank more than seventy- 
five per cent of the amount of its reserve as then required 
to be accumulated and established. All deposits required 
under this act shall be paid by the member banks within 
thirty daj^s after notification, but the directors of the 
central bank may, in their discretion, for reasonable cause, 
extend the time in which a deposit may be made by any 
member bank. Such deposits shall not be subject to 
withdrawal except with the approval of the directors of 
the central bank and then only if all other member banks 
are permitted to withdraw a proportional amount; pro- 
vided, that if a member bank is in liquidation, said bank's 
deposit may be withdrawn without any payment to any 
other member bank. 

Sectiox 7. The central bank may, in accordance with 
its by-laws, loan its funds to member banks only, and 
any loan so made shall constitute a debt against the 
borrowing member bank and, in the case of its liquidation, 
shall be satisfied before any distribution of its assets is 
made to shareholders. No member bank may borrow 
in excess of its deposit unless said loan is secured as required 
by the directors of the central bank. 

The pledging of any mortgage by a member bank as 
security for a loan shall constitute a valid assignment 
thereof at law and the central bank may effect its col- 
lection in the manner provided by law for co-operative 
banks. 

The resources of the central bank shall be invested 
only in obligations of the United States and of the com- 
monwealth, or in loans to member banks under conditions 
herein provided. The board of directors of the central 
bank may deposit any funds in any national bank doing 
business in the commonwealth or in any trust company 
incorporated therein. The central bank may borrow 
funds in its discretion and pledge, as security therefor, 
such of its assets as may be necessary. 

Section 8. Dividends shall be declared from the 
earnings of the central bank after the payment of all 
expenses and shall be distributed to member banks 
quarterly, equally and ratably, as determined by the 
board of directors of the central bank. 

A surplus account may be accumulated and dividends 
declared therefrom in the discretion of the directors. 

Section 9. The commissioner shall have the same 



Directors may 
call for further 
proporlioii of 
maximum 
deposits. 
Proviso. 



When 

deposits shall 
be paid. 



Not subject to 
withdrawal, 
except, etc. 



Proviso. 



Central bank 
to loan funds 
to member 
banks only. 



Pledging of 
mortgage by 
member bank 
as security for 
a loan, etc. 



What re- 
sources of 
central bank 
.shall be 
invested in. 



Distribution 
of dividends. 



Surplus 
account. 



Examination 



38 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 46. 



and audit by 
commissioner. 



Commissioner 
to furnish list 
of total assets 
of each mem- 
ber bank to 
central bank, 
etc. 



Failure to 
make payment 
to constitute 
violation of 
law, etc. 



Report of 
condition. 



duties and powers in respect to the central bank as he 
has in respect to co-operative banks and shall make an 
examination and audit at least once a year and at such 
other times as he may deem necessary, whereof the actual 
cost shall be paid by the central bank within thirty days 
of the receipt of notice from the commissioner. 

Section 10. The commissioner shall annually, on or 
before the fifteenth day of December, furnish to the central 
bank a list showing the total assets of each member bank 
as last reported to the commissioner under section forty- 
four of said chapter one hundred and seventy. Upon 
receipt thereof, the treasurer of the central bank shall 
notify each member bank of the amount of any additional 
deposit required to be maintained in accordance with the 
provisions of section six. If any member bank shall fail 
to deposit any amount lawfully required under this section 
or under said section six the treasurer of the central bank 
shall notify the commissioner of such failure, and the 
commissioner shall forthwith notify such member bank 
in writing. The failure of such member bank to make 
such payment within fifteen days after such notice from 
the commissioner shall constitute a violation of law within 
the meaning of section five of chapter one hundred and 
sixty-seven of the General Laws, and may be proceeded 
against as provided in said section. 

Section 11. The central bank shall make to all of 
the member banks a report of its condition and of the 
result of its operation as of the last business day of February 
and August in each year. 

Approved March S, 1932. 



Chap. 46 An Act relative to the right of fraternal benefit 

SOCIETIES TO PAY BENEFITS ON LIVES OF CHILDREN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-three of chapter one hundred and seventy- 
six of the General Laws, as amended by chapter twenty- 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, 
is hereby further amended by striking out, in the sixth, 
seventh and eighth lines, the words ", for whose support 
and maintenance a member of the society is responsible", 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 23. Any society 
operating on the lodge system may provide in its con- 
stitution and by-laws, in addition to other benefits provided 
for therein, for the payment of death, endowment or an- 
nuity benefits upon the lives of children between the ages 
of one and eighteen years at the next birthday. Any 
such society may at its option organize and operate 
branches for such children, and membership in local lodges 
and initiation therein shall not be required of such children, 
nor shall they have any voice in the management of the 
society. The total death benefits payable as above 
provided shall in no case exceed the following amounts 



G. L. 176, § 23, 
etc., amended. 



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



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 47, 48. 39 

at ages at the next birthday after death, respectively, as 
follows: one, twenty-five dollars; two, fifty dollars; three, 
seventy-five dollars; four, one hundred dollars; five, one 
hundred and thirty dollars; six, one hundred and seventy- 
five dollars; seven, two hundred dollars; eight, two hundred 
and fifty dollars; nine, three hundred and twenty-five 
dollars; ten, four hundred dollars; eleven, five hundred 
dollars; twelve, six hundred dollars; thirteen, seven hundred 
dollars; fourteen, eight hundred dollars; fifteen, nine 
hundred dollars; and sixteen to eighteen years, where not 
otherwise authorized by law, one thousand dollars. 

Approved March 3, 1932. 



An Act authorizing certain fraternal benefit so- Chav- 47 

CIETIES TO ACQUIRE, HOLD, MANAGE AND DISPOSE OF 
REAL PROPERTY, AND CONFIRMING TITLE TO SUCH PROP- 
ERTY HERETOFORE ACQUIRED BY CERTAIN OF SUCH SO- 
CIETIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-six of g. l. i76. new 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after §^461" 
section forty-six A, inserted by section two of chapter one 
hundred and fifty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, the following new section: — Section Ji-6B. Certain fra- 
An incorporated domestic society formed or transacting sodetiea^may 
business under section forty-five or forty-six may acquire, rgaUstate m 
hold, manage and dispose of real estate in the city or city or town 
town in which its principal office is located, to such amount pHndpai office 
as the commissioner may, by certificate filed in his office, ia located, etc. 
approve. All property so held and the income derived 
therefrom shall be used for the purposes of the corporation 
as set forth in its charter or certificate of incorporation 
or in any amendment thereof. 

Section 2. The title of any such corporation to any real Title to prop- 
estate held by it on the effective date of this act in the city Ic^ui^ed?"^"'^ 
or town in which its principal office is located, in so far validated and 

coiiiiriiicci. 

as affected by lack of statutory authority for the invest- 
ment of its funds in real estate, is hereby validated and 
confirmed, subject, however, to approval by the com- 
missioner of insurance as evidenced by a certificate filed 
in his office. Approved March 5, 1932. 



An Act relative to the registration of voters prior Chap. 48 

TO PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would Emergency 
postpone its taking effect until after the holding of the p''^'''"'''^®- 
presidential primary in the current year, therefore it is 
hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for 
the immediate preservation of the public convenience. 



40 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 49. 



G. L. 51. § 26, 
etc., amended. 



Sessions of 
registrars of 
voters. 



G.L. 51, § 27, 
etc., amended. 



Sessions before 
primaries. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-six of chapter fifty-one of 
the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 
one of chapter three hundred and twenty-six of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirty, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "primary" in the ninth line 
the words : — , the presidential primary, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 26. The registrars, for the purpose 
of registering voters in the manner hereinafter provided, 
shall hold such day and such evening sessions as the town 
by by-law or the city by ordinance shall prescribe, and 
such other sessions as they deem necessary; but, except 
as provided in sections thirty-four and fifty, there shall 
be no registration of voters between ten o'clock in the 
evening on the twentieth day preceding, and the day 
following, the biennial state primary, the presidential 
primary and the biennial state election, nor in any city 
between ten o'clock in the evening on the twentieth day 
preceding and the day following the city election, nor in 
any town between ten o'clock in the evening on the Wednes- 
day next but one preceding and the day following the 
annual town meeting. The time and place of registration 
shall be the same for male and female applicants. 

Section 2. Said chapter fifty-one, as most recently 
amended in section twenty-seven by section one hundred 
and seventy-two of chapter four hundred and twenty-six of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section twenty-seven 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 27. 
They shall hold at least one session at some suitable 
place in every city or town on or before the last day for 
registration preceding the biennial state primary and the 
presidential primary, and on or before the Wednesday next 
but one preceding a city or town primary, except a primary 
preceding a special city or town election. 

Approved March 5, 1932. 



Chap. 49 An Act regulating the making and awarding of 

CERTAIN CONTRACTS BY THE CITY OF WORCESTE'R. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and forty-four of 
the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-three is hereby 
amended by inserting after section forty the two following 
new sections : — Section 40 A . No contract for construction 
work or for the purchase of apparatus, suppHes or materials, 
whether for repairs or original construction, the estimated 
cost of which amounts to five hundred dollars or more, 
except in cases of special emergency involving the health 
or safety of the people or their property, shall be awarded 
by the city unless proppsals for the same have been invited 
by advertisements in at least one newspaper published 



1893, 444, two 
new sections 
after § 40. 



Awarding of 
certain con- 
tracts by city 
of Worcester 
regulated. 



\ 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 49. 41 

in the city once a week for at least two consecutive weeks, 
the last publication to be at least one week before the 
time specified for the opening of said proposals. Such 
advertisements shall state the time and place where plans 
and specifications of proposed work or supplies may be 
had and the time and place for opening the proposals in 
answer to said advertisements, and shall reserve to the 
city the right to reject any or all of such proposals. All 
such proposals shall be opened in public. No bill or 
contract shall be split or divided for the purpose of evading 
any provision of this chapter. 

Section 40B. All contracts made by any department, Contracts to 
board or commission of the city where the amount involved ^^ '" writing. 
is five hundred dollars or more shall be in writing, and no Approval 
such contract shall be deemed to have been made or ex- ° ""''y"'- 
ecuted until the approval of the mayor and of the depart- 
ment or board making the contract is affixed thereto. 
Any contract made as aforesaid may be required to be Bond. 
accompanied by a bond with sureties satisfactory to the 
board or official having the matter in charge, or by a 
deposit of money, certified check or other security for the 
faithful performance thereof, and such bonds or other 
securities shall be deposited with the city treasurer until 
the contract has been carried out in all respects; and no 
such contract shall be altered except by a written agree- 
ment of the contractor, the sureties on his bond, and the 
officer, department or board making the contract, with the 
approval of the mayor affixed thereto. 

Section 2. Section forty of said chapter four hundred isos, 444. § 40, 
and forty-four is hereby amended by striking out the last ^™^° ® ' 
sentence and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Except as herein otherwise provided or by law required. Expenditure, 
no expenditure shall be made or liability incurred for any 
purpose beyond the appropriations previously made therefor. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted for acceptance Submission 
to the registered voters of the city of Worcester at its ^° '^°*'""'' ^*'''- 
next 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-two, entitled 
'An Act regulating the making and awarding of certain 
contracts by the city of Worcester,' be accepted?" If 
a majority of the voters voting thereon vote in the af- 
firmative in answer to said question, this act shall there- 
upon take effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 5, 1932. 



42 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 50, 51, 



G. L. 203, new 
section after 
§17. 

Sale of real 
estate by 
foreign testa- 
mentary 
trustees. 



Chap. 50 An Act relative to the sale of real estate by foreign 

TESTAMENTARY TRUSTEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Chapter two hundred and three of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting after section seventeen the 
following new section: — Section 17 A. A trustee duly 
qualified and acting in another state or country under the 
will of a person who was not at the time of his death a 
resident of this commonwealth and upon whose estate 
letters testamentary or of administration or of trusteeship 
have not been granted in this commonwealth, may file 
an authenticated copy of such will and of the probate 
thereof, together with an authenticated copy of the record 
of appointment or qualification of such trustee and of his 
bond, if any, in the probate court for any county in which 
there is real estate of his deceased testator, and such 
trustee, after such notice to the commissioner of corpo- 
rations and taxation, creditors and all other persons in- 
terested as the court orders, may be licensed to sell any 
real estate in the commonwealth, which is subject to such 
trust, or an undivided interest therein, in such manner and 
upon such notice as the court orders. But such hcense 
shall not be granted unless the court finds that one year 
has expired since the death of the deceased, that such 
trustee will be liable to account for the proceeds of the 
sale in the state or country where he was appointed or 
where said trust is in course of administration, that no 
beneficiaries under the trust reside in the commonwealth 
and that no creditor or other person interested will be 
prejudiced thereby. The net proceeds of such sale, 
after deducting the expenses thereof, may be taken by 
said foreign trustee out of the commonwealth to be ac- 
counted for in the court in which he received his appoint- 
ment or to which he is bound to account. The provisions 
of section seventeen shall apply in case of proceedings 
under this section. Approved March 5, 1932. 



G. L. 221, § 5, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 51 An Act regulating the number of assistant clerks 

OF courts for the county of MIDDLESEX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter two hundred and twenty-one of 
the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 
thirty-eight of chapter three hundred and one of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the ninth line as appearing 
in section six of chapter one hundred and sixty-four of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, the word 
"two" and inserting in place thereof the word: — three, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 5. In addition to 
the assistant clerks provided for in the preceding section, 
the clerks of the courts for the following counties may 



Clerks of the 
courts may 
appoint assist- 
ant clerks, etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 52. 



43 



appoint assistant clerks, with the same powers and duties, 
as follows: 

For the county of — 

Norfolk, a second assistant, subject to removal by the 
court or by the clerk. 

Middlesex, subject to approval of a justice of the supreme 
judicial or superior court, not more than three assistant 
clerks. 

Suffolk, by the clerk of the superior court for criminal 
business, assistant clerks pro tempore or for the term of 
one year, subject to removal by the court or by the clerk; 
and by the clerk of the supreme judicial court for said 
county, a second assistant clerk, designated from his office 
force. 

All other counties having no permanent second assistant 
clerks, assistant clerks pro tempore or for a term of one 
year, subject to removal by the court or by the clerk. 

Assistants pro tempore or for the term of one year ap- 
pointed under this section shall be paid by the county 
monthly. Approved March 6, 1932. 



G.L. 131, §92, 
amended. 



An Act relative to the issuance of permits to hunt Chap. 52 

RUFFED GROUSE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section ninety-two 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 
nineteen hundred and thirty, is hereby amended by striking 
out the third sentence and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — - Upon application to the director, upon 
blank forms furnished by the division, by the owner or 
occupant of land in a district wherein a permit as afore- 
said may be used, the director may grant to him a permit 
authorizing him, or a member of his family or a person 
employed by him, to hunt on such land and, with the 
consent of the owners, on lands adjacent thereto, during 
the period between December first and April fifteenth 
following, any ruffed grouse which he has reasonable cause 
to believe has damaged or is about to damage any cultivated 
fruit trees or shrubs, — so as to read as follows : — Section 
92. A board, consisting of the commissioner of con- 
servation, the commissioner of agriculture and the director 
of the division of ornithology, acting in person or through 
their duly authorized agents, together with a representative 
of the Massachusetts Fruit Growers Association, Inc., 
and of The Massachusetts Fish and Game Association, 
may from time to time determine and define the limits 
of districts within the commonwealth wherein permits 
to hunt ruffed grouse, as hereinafter provided, may be 
used. Said board shall serve without compensation and 
shall not incur any expense on account of the common- 



Board to de- 
termine and 
define limits 
of districts 
wherein per- 
mits to hunt 
ruffed grouse 
may be used. 



No com- 
pensation. 



44 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 53, 54. 



Granting of 
permits to 
capture, etc., 
ruffed grouse 
doing damage 
to fruit trees. 



No fee. 
Report as to 
grouse killed. 



Forfeiture for 
violation. 



wealth. Upon application to the director, upon blank 
forms furnished by the division, by the owner or occupant 
of land in a district wherein a permit as aforesaid may be 
used, the director may grant to him a permit authorizing 
him, or a member of his family or a person employed by 
him, to hunt on such land and, with the consent of the 
owners, on lands adjacent thereto, during the period 
between December first and April fifteenth following, 
any ruffed grouse which he has reasonable cause to believe 
has damaged or is about to damage any cultivated fruit 
trees or shrubs. There shall be no fee for granting any 
such permit. The person by whom or under whose 
direction a ruffed grouse is so hunted shall, within twenty- 
four hours thereafter, make a written report to the director, 
stating the time, place and the number of grouse so killed. 
Such person shall retain possession of such grouse or the 
carcasses thereof for a period of five days, within which 
the director shall effect the disposition of the same for 
scientific purposes. The holder of any permit granted 
under this section who violates any provision thereof or 
any provision of this section shall forfeit such permit. 

Approved March 7, 19S2. 



Chap. 53 An Act authorizing the town of oak bluffs to lease 

CERTAIN BEACH PROPERTY TO THE EAST CHOP BEACH 
CLUB. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

The board of selectmen of the town of Oak Bluffs may, 
if and as authorized by vote of the town, lease to the East 
Chop Beach Club for the purposes for which it was in- 
corporated, for terms not exceeding ten years each, such 
part of the beach property, owned by and located in said 
town and not needed for the purposes for which it was 
acquired, as the town by vote may determine. 

Approved March 7, 1932. 



Town of Oak 
Bluffs may 
lease certain 
beach prop- 
erty to the 
East Chop 
Beach Club. 



Chap. 54 An Act relative to tax summonses and to sales of 

LAND FOR DISTRICT TAXES AND WATER RATES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eighteen of chapter sixty of the 
General Laws and form No. 2 in the schedule of forms 
appended to section one hundred and five of said chapter 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 2. Section forty-three of said chapter sixty, 
as amended by section seven of chapter three hundred 
and seventy-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking out 
the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
word "taxes^' lowing: — The word "taxes", as used in this section, 
tailTch^argeT' shall include the following charges which constitute liens 



Repeals. 



G. L. 60, § 43. 
etc., amended. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 55, 56. 45 

upon the land and have lawfully been placed upon the 
annual tax bill : — (a) All betterment and other assess- 
ments, or portions thereof, (b) all district taxes, and (c) 
all water rates. Approved March 7, 1932. 



An Act clarifying the law relative to the juris- Chap. 55 

DICTION OF district COURTS OVER CERTAIN FELONIES 
COMMITTED BY CERTAIN JUVENILE OFFENDERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-nine of chapter two hundred and eighteen g. l. 218, § 29, 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, amended. 
in the second line, the words "as provided in section 
twenty-six" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
concurrent with the superior court, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 29. Except as provided in section jurisdiction 
sixty, they shall have jurisdiction, concurrent with the feionies'by 
superior court, of felonies not punishable by death or juvenile 
imprisonment for life committed by juvenile offenders 
under seventeen; and, upon their conviction, may sentence 
them to any punishment authorized for such crime, ex- 
cept imprisonment in the state prison, or may commit 
them to any institution established by law for the ref- 
ormation of juvenile offenders, or may bind them over 
for trial in the superior court. Approved March 7, 1932. 



An Act requiring county treasurers to give bond QJkij)^ 55 
annually. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-five of the GeneraL Laws, as amended g. l. 35, §3, 
in section three by section two of chapter four hundred ®*''- amended. 
and four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, 
is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
three and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 3. County treasurers, except in Suffolk and county 
Nantucket counties, shall be sworn before the county olTh^bond 
commissioners, who shall make a record thereof. Each etc. ' 
treasurer shall give an annual bond to the county for the 
faithful performance of his official duties, in a form ap- 
proved by the attorney general, with a surety company 
authorized to transact business in the commonwealth, 
as surety, and in such sum as the commissioners shall 
approve. An attested copy thereof and a certificate 
of the commissioners that the original is in their possession 
shall be filed with the state secretary within one week 
after its approval. Suit thereon may be brought in the 
name and for the benefit of the county by the commissioners 
or by the attorney general. Approved March 7, 1932. 



46 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 57, 58, 59. 



Chap. 57 An Act further safeguarding navigation in harbors 

OR OTHER TIDE WATERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and two of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out section seventeen and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 17. 
Whoever wilfully and without lawful authority or license 
therefor, deposits in a harbor or other navigable tide waters 
stones, gravel, mud, ballast, cinders, ashes, dirt or any 
other substance, tending to injure the navigation or to 
shoal the depth thereof, or throws or drops into such 
waters any barrel, box, log, timber or other object, tending 
to obstruct the navigation thereof, shall be punished by 
a fine of not less than twenty nor more than one hundred 
dollars. Approved March 7, 1932. 



G. L. 102, § 17, 
amended. 

Stones, etc., 
not to be 
deposited in 
harbor or 
other navi- 
gable tide 
waters. 



Chap. 58 An Act changing the name of lasell seminary to 

LASELL JUNIOR COLLEGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The name of Lasell Seminary, a corporation incorporated 
under general law June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, is hereby changed to Lasell Junior College; 
and said corporation may use the designation of "college" 
as aforesaid notwithstanding the provisions of section 
eighty-nine of chapter two hundred and sixty-six of the 
General Laws. Approved March 7, 1932. 



Name of 
Lasell Semi- 
nary changed 
to Lasell 
Junior 
College. 



Chap. 59 An Act changing the time during which the use of 

BEAM OR OTTER TRAWLS IN TAKING FISH FROM CERTAIN 
WATERS OF NANTUCKET SOUND SHALL BE PROHIBITED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter sixty-six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and thirty-one is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the first and second lines, the words "during the 
months of April, May and June" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — , between May first and October 
thirty-first, both dates inclusive, in any year, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 1. It shall be unlawful, between 
May first and October thirty-first, both dates inclusive, 
in any year, for any person to use beam or otter trawls 
to drag for fish in that part of the waters of Nantucket 
Sound bounded as follows: Beginning at Great Point 
in the town of Nantucket, thence by an imaginary line 
to Monomoy Point in the town of Chatham, thence 
following 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. Approved March 7, 1932. 



1931, 66, §1, 
amended. 



U.se of beam 
or otter trawls 
in taking fish 
from certain 
waters of 
Nantucket 
Sound pro- 
hibited during 
certain months 
of year. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 60, 61, 62. 



47 



An Act authorizing the director of fisheries and (Jfidy QQ 

GAME TO SUSPEND OR MODIFY THE OPEN SEASON OR BAG 
LIMIT AS TO RUFFED GROUSE AND QtJAIL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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 eighty- 
six the following new section: — Section 86 A. The 
director, with the approval of the governor and council 
and after a public hearing by the director, may suspend 
or modify the open season or modify the bag limit relative 
to ruffed grouse or quail, or both, as established in sections 
eighty-four, eighty-five and eighty-six, whenever he may 
deem such action necessary or expedient. 

Approved March 7, 1932. 



G. L. 131. new 
section after 
§80. 



Director of 
fisheries and 
game may 
suspend or 
modify the 
open season 
or bag limit 
as to ruffed 
grouse and 
quail. 



An Act changing the date of the biennial municipal Chap. 61 

ELECTION IN THE CITY OF WOBURN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and i928. 194, § 1, 
ninety-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- ^™^°'^^*^- 
eight is hereby amended by striking out, in the first and 
second and in the sixth lines, the word "December" and 
inserting in place thereof in each instance the word : — 
November, — and by striking out, in the second line, the 
word "thirty-one" and inserting in place thereof the word: 
— thirty-three, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. Biennial 
Beginning with the second Tuesday of November in the d^cdoM In 
year nineteen hundred and thirty-three, municipal elections wobum 
in the city of Woburn for the choice of mayor, members of 
the city council and members of the school committee 
shall be held biennially on the second Tuesday of November 
in every odd-numbered year. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Effective upon 
during the current year by vote of the city council of said ^^^^p*^'''^®' 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not other- 
wise. Approved March 7, 1932. 



An Act relative to the boundaries of certain lands Char) 62 

AT SALISBURY BEACH WHICH ARE AUTHORIZED TO BE 
acquired for a state RESERVATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Paragraph I of section two of chapter four hundred i93i, 442. 
and fort5'--two of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty- fmendld.^' 
one is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth line, 
the word "mean" and inserting in place thereof the word: 



48 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 63, 64, 65. 



Boundaries of 
certain lands 
at Salisbury 
Beach which 
may be ac- 
quired for a 
state reserva- 
tion. 



— extreme, — so as to read as follows: — I. A parcel 
of land bordering upon the Atlantic ocean, and extending 
from the Merrimack river on the south to the Massa- 
chusetts-New Hampshire boundary on the north, and 
between the hne of extreme low water of said ocean on the 
east and the easterly established boundary hues of the 
lots abutting said parcel of land on the west. 

Approved March 7, 1932. 



ChaV' 63 An Act prohibiting certain interference with persons 

in receipt of soldiers' relief. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seventeen of chapter one hundred and fifteen 
of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 
five of chapter two hundred and forty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the first paragraph the following new 
paragraph : — 

Whenever money is expended for any person within the 
provisions hereof, no officer of any town shall, directly 
or indirectly, solicit, direct, or in any way interfere with 
the recipient of such aid in the matter of the person, 
partnership or corporation to whom or to which, or the 
place at which, the recipient shall give his custom; and 
whoever violates this provision shall be punished by a 
fine of not less than twenty-five nor more than five hundred 
dollars. Approved March 7, 1932. 



G. L. 115, 
§ 17, etc., 
amended. 



Certain inter- 
ference with 
persons in 
receipt of 
soldiers' relief 
prohibited. 



ChaV 64 A^ ^^'^ changing the name of BRADFORD ACADEMY TO 

BRADFORD JUNIOR COLLEGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The name of Bradford Academy, an educational in- 
stitution incorporated by an act approved February 
tenth, eighteen hundred and four and entitled "An Act 
to Establish an Academy in the West Parish, in the Town 
of Bradford, by the name of Bradford Academy", is hereby 
changed to Bradford Junior College; and said corporation 
may use the designation of ''college" as aforesaid not- 
withstanding the provisions of section eighty-nine of 
chapter two hundred and sixty-six of the General Laws. 

Approved March 8, 1932. 



Name of Brad- 
ford Academy 
changed to 
Bradford 
Junior College. 



Chap. 65 An Act relative to the application of receipts from 

COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITALS AND' PROCEEDS OF 
assessments ON ACCOUNT OF THE MAINTENANCE OF 
SUCH HOSPITALS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and eleven of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out section eighty-five A, 
as inserted by section three of chapter one hundred and 



G. L. Ill, 

§ 85A, etc 
amended. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 6G. 



49 



thirteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three 
and as amended by section seventeen A of chapter three 
hundred and one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty-one, and insertinp; in place thereof the following: — 
Section So A. To provide such funds as may be necessary 
to meet the cost of the care, maintenance and repair of 
a county tuberculosis hospital in compliance with section 
eighty-five, the county commissioners may in any year 
borrow money on the credit of the county by temporary 
loans without specific authorization by the general court, 
and for such purposes the county treasurer may, with the 
approval of the county commissioners, issue notes of the 
county therefor, maturing in not more than twelve months 
from their dates, and may from time to time renew the 
same, until all the towns liable to assessment under said 
section eighty-five have paid to the county treasurer the 
sums so assessed against them for the aforesaid cost for 
said year. Receipts of said hospital shall be paid to the 
county treasurer at such times as the county commissioners 
may determine. Receipts of said hospital for said year 
and payments to the county of the assessments made 
under section eighty-five to meet the aforesaid cost for 
said year shall be applied to the payment of the cost of 
maintenance or to the payment of such temporary loans. 

Approved March 9, 1932. 



County com- 
missioners may 
borrow money 
for care, main- 
tenance and 
repair of 
county tuber- 
culosis hos- 
pitals, etc. 



Receipts of 
hospitals, ap- 
plication, etc. 



Chap. 66 



An Act relative to the tenure of office of the super- 
intendent OF WIRES OF THE CITY OF LEOMINSTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section ten of chapter three hundred and 1915 (S), 338, 
thirty-eight of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and amended! ^^' 
fifteen is hereby amended by striking out paragraph twelve 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — 

12. The mayor shall also appoint an inspector of inspector of 
buildings, whose duty shall be the inspection of buildings ^"peHnfendent 
and other structures; and he shall appoint also a super- of wires, etc 
intendent of wires and a sealer of weights and measures, 
provided, that at any time after a superintendent of wires Proviso, 
has served as such for five consecutive years, the mayor 
may, with the approval of the city council, place him on 
unlimited tenure of office and thereafter he shall hold his 
office during good behavior; and upon the termination 
of such tenure, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment 
by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the city council, 
until the appointment and qualification of a successor 
under section eleven. 

Section 2. Section eleven of said chapter three hundred 
and thirty-eight is hereby amended by inserting after 
the word "specified" in the sixteenth line the following: — , 
except a superintendent of wires in case such office is 
filled by an incumbent holding oSice on unlimited tenure. 



1915 (S), 338, 
§ 11, amended. 



50 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 67. 



Other de- 
partments, etc. 



Appointments, 
datea, terms, 
etc. 



In determining 
eligibility for 
unlimited 
tenure, prior 
service to be 
counted, etc. 

Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



— SO as to read as follows : — Section 1 1 . The council 
may from time to time, subject to the provisions of this 
act and in accordance with the general laws, provide by- 
ordinance for the establishment of any additional boards 
and other offices ; for reorganizing, consolidating or abohsh- 
ing departments or boards in whole or in part; for trans- 
ferring the duties, powers and appropriations of one depart- 
ment to another in whole or in part; for estabhshing new 
departments; for increasing, reducing, establishing or 
abolishing salaries of heads of departments or of members 
of boards; and for the said purposes may delegate to such 
boards, offices and departments the administrative powers 
given by general laws to city councils and boards of alder- 
men. It shall be the duty of the mayor to appoint, on or 
before the first Monday in February of each year, in 
accordance with the provision of this section, all the ap- 
pointive officers above specified, except a superintendent 
of wires in case such office is filled by an incumbent holding 
office on unlimited tenure, and unless it is otherwise pro- 
vided, all those for whom provision shall hereafter be 
made; and their terms of office shall begin on the first 
Monday in February and shall continue for one year, or 
for such other period as the council shall by ordinance in 
any case provide, except that the term of office of all the 
officers so specified who shall first be appointed hereunder 
shall begin respectively upon their appointment and 
qualification. Every administrative officer shall, unless 
sooner removed, hold office until his successor is appointed 
and qualified. All salaries and compensation of all em- 
ployees may be fixed by ordinance by the council, except 
as is otherwise provided herein. 

Section 3. In determining the eligibility of an in- 
cumbent of the office of superintendent of wires for un- 
limited tenure under section one, any period of service 
prior to the effective date of this act shall be counted. 

Section 4. 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 March 9, 1932. 



Chap, 67 An Act relative to the form of certificates of in- 
corporation OF BUSINESS CORPORATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L. 156, §12, Section twelve of chapter one hundred and fifty-six 
amended. ^f ^j^g General Laws is hereby amended by striking out 

the form of certificate of incorporation therein prescribed 
and inserting in place thereof the following form : 



Form of cer- 
tificate of 
incorporation 
of business 
corporations. 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 

Be it known that whereas (the names of the subscribers 
to the agreement of association) have associated themselves 
with the intention of forming a corporation under the 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 68. 



51 



name of (the name of the corporation), for the purpose 
(the purpose declared in the agreement of association), 
with a capital stock of (the amount fixed in the agreement 
of association, with a statement of the several classes into 
which the stock is divided and their respective amounts, 
and of the method of paying for such stock, whether by 
cash in full, cash in instalments, property, services or ex- 
penses, or partly by one method and partly by another 
or others), and have complied with the provisions of the 
statutes of this commonwealth in such case made and 
provided, as appears from the articles of organization 
of said corporation, duly approved by the commissioner 
of corporations and taxation and recorded in this office: 
now, therefore, I (the name of the secretary), secretary 
of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby certify 
that said (the names of the subscribers to the agreement 
of association), their associates and successors, are legally 
organized and established as, and are hereby made, an 
existing corporation as of (the date of filing of the articles 
of organization), under the name of (name of the corpo- 
ration), with the powers, rights and privileges, and subject 
to the limitations, duties and restrictions, which by law 
appertain thereto. 

Witness my official signature hereunto subscribed, and 
the great seal of the commonwealth of Massachusetts 
hereunto affixed, this day of 

in the year . Approved March 9, 1932. 



An Act authorizing the tow^n of marblehead to Qhnij 

ACQUIRE unimproved LANDS THEREIN FOR THE PURPOSE 
OF ESTABLISHING SHORE RESERVATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of establishing shore 
reservations, the town of Marblehead may from time to 
time take or purchase, subject to the provisions of section 
fourteen of chapter forty of the General Laws, unimproved 
lands therein bordering on the sea, and may hold and 
maintain the same as such reservations under the super- 
vision and control of the selectmen and subject to such 
rules and regulations as they may prescribe. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the voters of said town at a town meeting in the current 
year and shall take full effect upon its acceptance by a 
majority of the voters voting on the question. 

Approved March 10, 1932. 



68 



Town of 
Marblehead 
may acquire 
unimproved 
lands tlierein 
for puriwse of 
establishing 
shore reserva- 
tions. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



52 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 69. 



Chap. 69 



Appropria- 
tions for em- 
ployment of 
additional 
persons, and 
expenses inci- 
dental thereto, 
as a measure 
of relief during 
the present 
unemployment 
.emergency. 



An Act making appropriations for the employment 
OF additional persons, and expenses incidental 

THERETO, AS A MEASURE OF RELIEF DURING THE PRESENT 
unemployment EMERGENCY, AND FOR OTHER EMERGEN- 
CIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for the employment of additional 
labor and for other personal services and expenses as a 
measure of relief during the present emergency caused 
by unemployment, and for certain other emergencies, 
the sums set forth in section two, for the several purposes 
and subject to the conditions therein specified, are hereby 
appropriated from the general funa 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. 

Section 2. 



Item 



State 
Quartermaster. 



State 
Library. 



Department of 
Conservation. 



Division 
of Banks. 



Department 
of Mental 
Diseases. 



Department 
of Public 
Health. 



D 



H 



Service of the State Quartermaster. 

For repairs and improvements of armories of the first 
class as a part of the maintenance thereof, a smu 
not exceeding thirty thousand dollars . . . $30,000 00 

Service of the State Library. 

For cleaning books in the state library, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen hundred dollars .... 1,500 00 

Service of the Department of Conservation. 

For thinning trees and otherwise improving state 
forest lands owned by the commonwealth, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred and ten thousand 
dollars . 110,000 00 

For personal services of temporary clerks and ste- 
nographers for the division of animal industry, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars . . 1,500 00 

Service of the Division of Banks. 

For the employment of temporary junior examiners 
for the examination of banks, and for assistants to 
the commissioner of banks in matters connected 
with closed banks, a sum not exceeding fifty 
thousand dollars . . •.-..• • 50,000 00 

For travel and other expenses of said junior ex- 
aminers and assistants, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand dollars ' . 12,000 00 

Service of the Department of Mental Diseases. 

For the renovation of bakery space and for the pur- 
chase and installation of new ovens at the Wren- 
tham state school, a sum not exceeding eighty- 
eight hundred dollars 8,800 00 

Service of the Department of Public Health. 

For the construction of certain filter beds at the 
North Reading state sanatorium, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventeen thousand dollars . . . 17,000 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 70. 



53 



Item 
I 



Service of (he Deparlment of Public Welfare. 

For the employment of temporary investigators, a 

sum not exceeding tliirtj'-eight thousand dollars . $38,000 00 

For travel and other exjienses of said investigators, 
a sum not exceeding eleven thousand five hundred 
dollars 11,500 00 

Service of the MelropoUlan District Commission. 

The following item is to be assessed upon the cities 
and towns of the metropolitan jiarks district in ac- 
cordance with the method fixed by law, and to be 
expended under the direction and with the ap- 
proval of the metropolitan 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 



Department of 
Public Welfare. 



Metropolitan 

District 

Commission. 



General fund. 
Metropolitan District fund, 



$380,300 00 

$280,300 00 
100,000 00 

$380,300 00 



Section 3. Persons employed for work authorized 
by section two shall not be subject to civil service laws 
or the rules and regulations made thereunder. 

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

Approved March 10, 1932. 



Not subject to 
civil service 
laws, etc. 



An Act reviving the legalite corporation for the 

PURPOSE OF assigning CERTAIN LETTERS PATENT OF 
THE UNITED STATES. 

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: 

The corporation heretofore known as The Legalite Cor- 
poration, dissolved by chapter two hundred and seventy- 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, 
is hereby revived and continued for the period of six 
months from the effective date of this act, for the sole 
purpose of assigning all right, title and interest in and to 
letters patent of the United States for headlights, numbered 
one million, three hundred thirty-one thousand, eight 
hundred and thirteen, granted February twenty-fourth, 
nineteen hundred and twenty. Approved March 12, 1932. 



Chap. 70 



Emergency 
preamble. 



The Legalite 
Cor[)oration 
revived for 
purpose of 
assigning cer- 
tain letters 
patent of the 
United States. 



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Acts, 1932. — Chap. 71. 



Chap. 71 



G. L. 233, §26, 
etc., amended. 



Deposition, 
notice. 



G. L. 2.33, §29, 
etc., amended. 



Verbal notice. 



Notice not 
necessary under 
certain cir- 
cumstances. 



G. L. 233, §30, 
etc., amended. 



Deponent, how 
sworn and 
examined. 



G. L. 233, § 32, 
etc., amended. 



Manner of 
taking depo- 
sition. 



An Act authorizing notaries public to take certain 
depositions. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-six of chapter two hundred 
and thirty-three of the General Laws, as amended by 
section one hundred and ninety-one of chapter three 
hundred and ninety-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "peace" in the third hne the words: — or 
a notary pubhc, — and by inserting after the word "peace" 
in the fifth Hne the w^ords: — or before said notary or any 
other notary pubhc, — so as to read as follows: — Section 
26. After service of process in an action, or after a sub- 
mission to arbitrators or referees, either party may apply 
to a justice of the peace or a notary public, who shall issue 
a notice to the adverse party to appear and propose in- 
terrogatories before said justice or any other justice of the 
peace or before said notary or any other notary public 
at the time and place appointed for taking the deposition. 

Section 2. Section twenty-nine of said chapter two 
hundred and thirty-three, as amended by section one 
hundred and ninety-two of said chapter three hundred 
and ninety-four, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "justice" in the first line the words: — or 
notary, — so as to read as follows : — Section 29. The 
justice or notary who takes the deposition may give a 
verbal instead of the written notice. If the adverse 
party or his attorney in writing waives notice, or if the 
defendant does not enter his appearance in the action 
within the time required by law, no notice shall be required. 

Section 3. Section thirty of said chapter two hundred 
and thirty-three, as amended by section one hundred and 
ninety-three of said chapter three hundred and ninety- 
four, is hereby further amended by inserting after the 
word "justice" in the fourth line the words: — or notary, 
— so as to read as follows : — ■ Section 30. The deponent 
shall be sworn or affirmed to testify the truth, the whole 
truth and nothing but the truth, relative to the cause for 
which the deposition is taken. He shall then be examined 
by the justice or notary, and the parties if they think fit, 
and his testimony shall be taken in writing. 

Section 4. Section thirty-two of said chapter two 
hundred and thirty-three, as amended by section one 
hundred and ninety-four of said chapter three hundred 
and ninety-four, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "justice" in the second and in the third line, 
in each instance, the words: — or notary, — so as to read 
as fohows: — Section 32. The deposition shall be written 
by the justice or notary or deponent or by a disinterested 
person in the presence and under the direction of the 
justice or notary, shall be carefully read to or by the 
deponent, and then subscribed by him. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 71, 



55 



Section 5. Section thirty-three of said chapter two 
hundred and thirty-three, as amended by section one 
hundred and ninety-five of said chapter three hundred 
and ninety-four, is hereby further amended by inserting; 
after the word "justice" in the first hne the words: — or 
notary, — so as to read as follows : — Section 33. The 
justice or notary shall annex to the deposition a certificate 
of the time and manner of taking it, the person at whose 
request and the cause in which it was taken, the reason 
for taking it, and that the adverse party attended, or if 
he did not attend what notice was given to him. 

Section 6. Section thirty-four of said chapter two 
hundred and thirty-three, as amended by section one 
hundred and ninety-six of said chapter three hundred 
and ninety-four, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "justice" in the second line the words: 

— or notary, — so as to read as follows: — Section 34. 
The deposition shall be delivered by the justice or notary 
to the court, arbitrators, referees or other persons before 
whom the cause is pending, or shall be enclosed and sealed 
by him and directed to it or them, and shall remain sealed 
until opened by it or them. 

Section 7. Section forty-five of said chapter two 
hundred and thirty-three, as amended by section one 
hundred and ninety-seven of said chapter three hundred 
and ninety-four, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "peace" in the sixth and in the eleventh 
line, in each instance, the words: — or a notary public, 

— so as to read as follows : — Section 1^5. A person may 
be summoned and compelled, in like manner and under 
the same penalties as are provided for a witness before a 
court, to give his deposition in a cause pending in a court 
of any other state or government. Such deposition may 
be taken before a justice of the peace or a notary public 
in the commonwealth, or before a commissioner appointed 
under the authority of the state or government in which 
the action is pending. If the deposition is taken before 
such commissioner, the witness may be summoned and 
compelled to appear before him by process from a justice 
of the peace or a notary public in the commonwealth. 

Section 8. Section forty-six of said chapter two 
hundred and thirty-three, as amended by section one 
hundred and ninety-eight of said chapter three hundred 
and ninety-four, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "peace" in the third line the words: — 
or notaries public, or a justice of the peace and a notary 
public, — so as to read as follows : — Section 46. If a 
person desires to perpetuate his own testimony or the 
testimony of another person, he shall apply in writing 
to two justices of the peace or notaries public, or a justice 
of the peace and a notary public, one of whom shall be an 
attorney at law, requesting them to take his deposition 
or the deposition of the person whose testimony he desires 



G. L. 233, § 33, 
etc., amended. 



Certificate to 
be annexed. 



G. L. 233, § 34, 
etc., amended. 



Deposition to 
be sent to 
court, etc. 



G. L. 233, § 45, 
etc., amended. 



Depositions 
for other 

states. 



G. L. 233, § 46, 
etc., amended. 



Depositions to 

perpetuate 

testimony. 



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Acts, 1932. — Chap. 71. 



G. L. 233, §47. 
etc., amended. 



Notice. 



Compelling 
testimony. 



G. L. 233, §48, 
etc., amended. 



Procedure on 
objection to 
taking depo- 
sition. 



G. L. 2.33, §49, 
etc., amended. 



Method of 
taking. 



to perpetuate, and stating briefly and substantially hi.s 
title, claim or interest in or to the subject relative to which 
he desires the evidence perpetuated, the names of all other 
persons interested or supposed to be interested therein 
and the name of the witness proposed to be examined. 

Section 9. Section forty-seven of said chapter two 
hundred and thirty-three, as amended by section one 
hundred and ninety-nine of said chapter three hundred 
and ninety-four, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "justices" in the first and in the sixth line, 
in each instance, the words: — or notaries, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 47. The justices or notaries shall 
thereupon cause notice of the time and place appointed 
for taking the deposition to be given to all persons named 
in said statement as interested in the case, in the manner 
provided in sections twenty-six to twenty-nine, inclusive; 
and if in the opinion of the justices or notaries no sufficient 
provision is made by law for giving notice to parties ad- 
versely interested, they shall cause such reasonable notice 
to be given as they consider proper. A person may be 
summoned and compelled to give a deposition in per- 
petuation of his testimony in hke manner and under the 
same penalties as are provided for a witness before a court. 

Section 10. Section forty-eight of said chapter two 
hundred and thirty-three, as amended by section two 
hundred of said chapter three hundred and ninety-four, 
is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"justices" in the third hne the words: — or notaries, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 48. If at the time and 
place so appointed a witness or a person interested appears 
and objects, the justices or notaries shall not take the 
deposition unless upon hearing the parties they shall find 
that such testimony may be material to the petitioner 
and, except when the witness himself is petitioner, that it 
is not sought for the purpose of discovery or of using it 
in an action then pending or thereafter to be brought 
against said witness, and that the petitioner is in danger 
of losing the same before it can be taken in any action 
wherein his right, title, interest or claim can be tried. 
In all cases the petitioner, his agent or attorney shall, 
at the request of such witness or of a person interested, 
be examined on oath relative to his reasons for taking 
the deposition. 

Section 11. Section forty-nine of said chapter two 
hundred and thirty-three, as amended by section two 
hundred and one of said chapter three hundred and ninety- 
four, is hereby further amended by inserting after the 
word "justices" in the fourth hne the words: — or notaries, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section ^9. The deponent 
shall be sworn and examined, and his deposition shall be 
written, read and subscribed in the manner provided in 
sections thirty to thirty-two, inclusive; and the justices 
or notaries shall sign and annex thereto a certificate of 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 72. 



57 



the name of the person at whose request it was taken, 
the names of all persons who were notified to attend, of all 
who attended the taking thereof, of the time and manner 
of taking it, and that it was taken for the purpose of per- 
petuating the testimony therein. 

Approved March 12, 1932. 



An Act authorizing the trustees of the Massachusetts (JJmy 72 

HOSPITAL school TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND TO JOSEPH ^ 

F. JONES OF CANTON. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The trustees of the Massachusetts hospital school, 
on behalf of the commonwealth, are hereby authorized 
and directed to convey by a sufficient deed, approved as 
to its form by the attorney general, to Joseph F. Jones of 
the town of Canton, in consideration of one dollar, a 
certain parcel of land in said town which was included 
by error in a taking for the purposes of said school made 
on or about January fourteenth, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, and on account of which said Jones received 
no compensation, said parcel being bounded and described 
as follows: 

Beginning at a stone monument near the northerly 
edge of Reservoir pond, so called, in the present boundary 
line between land of the commonwealth of Massachusetts 
and land of Joseph F. Jones, thence running north twenty- 
two degrees thirty-nine minutes three seconds east four 
hundred and fifty-two feet along said boundary line to 
the end of a stone wall; thence turning and running north 
seventy degrees twenty-four minutes thirty seconds west 
thirty-three and eighty-five one hundredths feet to an old 
stake and stones; thence turning and rurming south twenty- 
two degrees forty-six minutes west three hundred and 
eighty-nine and twenty-eight one hundredths feet to an 
old stake and stones; thence south thirty-one degrees 
fourteen minutes fifty seconds west three hundred and 
seventy-seven and nineteen one hundredths feet more or 
less to the high water line of said Reservoir pond, the last 
three courses being on land of the commonwealth; thence 
northeasterly, northerly and easterly by the high water 
hne of said Reservoir pond approximately three hundred 
and fifty-five feet to a point; thence north twenty-two 
degrees thirty-nine minutes three seconds east six and two 
tenths feet to the point of beginning; containing ap- 
proximately sixty-six one hundredths of an acre, all as 
shown on a plan entitled, "Plan of Land in Canton, Mass.," 
dated March 27, 1931, Robert B. Bellamy, Civil Engineer. 

Approved March 12, 1932. 



The trustees 
of the Massa- 
chusetts hos- 
pital school 
may convey 
certain land to 
Joseph F. Jones 
of Canton. 



Boundaries 
and descrip- 
tion. 



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Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 73, 74. 



1909, 291, §1, 
amended. 



Taking of fish 
by means o£ 
torches, etc., 
in certain 
waters pro- 
hibited. 



Chap. 73 An Act relative to the taking of fish by means of 

TORCHES OR OTHER ARTIFICIAL LIGHT FROM CERTAIN 
WATERS OF MASSACHUSETTS BAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloivs: 

Section one of chapter two hundred and ninety-one 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine is hereby amended 
by inserting after the word "Manchester" in the thirteenth 
Hne the following: — , Swampscott, — and by striking 
out, in the sixteenth line, the word "October" and inserting 
in place thereof the word : — August, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 1 . It shall be unlawful for any person 
to display torches or other light designed or used for the 
purpose of taking herring or other fish, in Nahant bay, 
Beverly harbor, Salem bay, or in the vicinity or in any in- 
let therein, or in any waters westerly and northwesterly 
of a line drawn from East Point, Nahant, to Egg Rock, 
to Ram island, to Tinker's island, to Lowell island, to 
Baker's island, to the eastern end of Great Misery island, 
then to the southern point of Gale's Head, Manchester, 
including Manchester harbor and Bass river, Beverly, 
and its tributaries: 'provided, however, that the boards of 
health of the cities of Beverly and Salem and of the towns 
of Danvers, Manchester, Swampscott and Marblehead 
may grant permits for the display of torches or other light 
for the purpose aforesaid, within the limits of their re- 
spective cities and towns during the months of August 
to April, inclusive, of any year, with such restrictions as 
in their judgment will prevent the same from constituting 
a nuisance; and they may at any time revoke any such 
permit. Approved March 12, 1932. 



Proviso. 



Chap. 74 An Act further regulating contracts made by county 

COMMISSIONERS AND CERTAIN OTHER BOARDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-four of the General Laws, as amended 
in section seventeen by chapter three hundred and eighty- 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, 
is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 17. 
All contracts exceeding one thousand dollars in amount 
made by the board of county commissioners, or by any 
other board having control of activities, the expense of 
which is payable through the county treasury, for building, 
altering, furnishing or repairing public buildings, or for 
the construction or repair of public works, or for the 
purchase of supplies or equipment, shall be in writing and 
shall be filed with said board or its clerk, if any, and a copy 
of each such contract shall be filed in the office of the 
county treasurer. All changes in or additions to, or agree- 



G. L. 34, 517, 
etc., amended. 



Procedure in 
mailing of 
contracts by 
county com- 
mi.ssioners and 
certain other 
boards. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 75. 



59 



ments for extras under, such contracts shall also be in 
writing and be so filed. All such contracts shall, except 
as hereinafter provided, be made only after notice inviting 
bids therefor has been posted for at least one week in a 
conspicuous place in each county building where the 
county commissioners have an office and has been advertised 
at least once in a newspaper, if any, published in the city 
or town wherein the public building, bridge, highway or 
public work or institution to be supplied in accordance 
with the contract is or is to be situated; and once in any 
newspaper of general circulation in the county. If there 
is no such local newspaper, at least two published advertise- 
ments of such notice shall be placed in a newspaper of 
general circulation as aforesaid. The board shall in each 
case make and file with the county treasurer a certificate, 
made under penalties of perjury, of such posting and 
advertising. In an emergency, to the existence of which 
such board shall certify upon the orders to the county 
treasurer for the payment of bills, it may contract for 
repairs without such posting or advertising. All bids 
shall be publicly opened in the presence of the board and 
recorded in its records. No contract made in violation 
of this section shall be valid, and no payment thereunder 
shall be made. The board may, however, repair buildings 
or other public works under its control by day work, if 
in its judgment, expressed in a vote, the best interests of 
the county or the district for which such work is to be done 
so require; but no bill therefor in excess of one thousand 
dollars shall be paid by the county treasurer unless, upon 
or with the bill, the board or its clerk, if any, has certified 
that such vote is entered upon its records. 

Approved March 12, 1932. 



Validity of 
contracts, etc. 



An Act relative to the granting of certain permits Qfid^n 75 

AND the making OF CERTAIN INSPECTIONS BY MUNICIPAL 
OFFICERS DESIGNATED BY THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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, 
is hereby amended by inserting after section ten the fol- 
lowing new section: — Section 10 A. The marshal may 
from time to time designate some officer of a city or town 
who shall, when so designated, grant in accordance with 
the rules and regulations of the department such permits 
for use in such city or town as may be required by such 
rules and regulations, and make such inspections therein 
as the marshal may direct. Such officer shall keep a 
record of every permit issued by him and shall furnish the 
marshal with such information in respect to such permits 
as he may require. A fee of not more than fifty cents 



G. L. H8, new 
section after 
§ 10. 



Granting of 
certain permits 
and the mak- 
ing of certain 
inspections by 
municipal offi- 
cers designated 
by the state 
fire marshal. 



60 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 76. 



may be charged for any permit granted under authority 
of this section, and any such permit may be revoked for 
cause by the officer by whom it was granted, or by the 
marshal. Designations hereunder may be revoked at 
any time by the marshal. Approved March 12, 1932. 



G. L. 54, 511, 
etc., amended. 



Election officers 
in certain cities, 
appointment, 
etc. 



Chav. 76 An Act relative to the appointment of deputy 

ELECTION OFFICERS IN CERTAIN CITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eleven of chapter fifty-four of 
the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 
one of chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "otherwise" in the 
second hne the words: — and except as provided in section 
eleven A, — and by striking out the last sentence, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 11. The mayor of every city, 
except where city charters provide otherwise and except 
as provided in section eleven A, shall annually not earlier 
than June fifteenth nor later than August fifteenth appoint 
as election officers for each voting precinct, one warden, 
one deputy warden, one clerk, one deputy clerk, four 
inspectors and four deputy inspectors, who shall, at the 
time of their appointment, be qualified voters in the ward 
of which such precinct forms a part. He may, in like 
manner, appoint two inspectors and two deputy inspectors 
in addition, and such additional inspectors to count and 
tabulate the votes as he may deem necessary. Every 
such appointment shall be filed in the office of the city 
clerk of such city within forty-eight hours after it is made, 
and shall be acted on by the aldermen not less than three 
days after the filing of such appointment and on or before 
September first following. Such appointment shall be open 
to public inspection. 

Section 2. Said chapter fifty-four is hereby further 
amended by inserting after section eleven the following 
new section: — Section HA. In any city subject to 
section eleven, the aldermen of which accept this section 
or have accepted corresponding provisions of earlier laws, 
no deputy warden, deputy clerk or deputy inspector 
provided for by said section shall be appointed. 

Section 3. The provisions of said section eleven A 
shall be construed as a continuation of the provisions of 
the last sentence of said section eleven as effective im- 
mediately prior to the taking effect of this act, and not as 
a new enactment. Approved March 12, 1932. 



Additional 
officers. 



Filing, etc., of 
appointments. 



G. L. 54, new 
section after 
§11. 

Certain officers 
not to be 
appointed in 
certain cities. 



Provisions of 
section 11 A, 
how construed. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 77, 78, 79. 



61 



An Act authorizing the director of fisheries and (Jfidj)^ 'j'j 

GAME TO SALVAGE CERTAIN FISH IN THE WACHUSETT 
RESERVOIR FOR STOCKING PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-five of chapter one hundred and thirty- g. l. isi, §45, 
one of the General Laws, as appearing in section two of amended. 
chapter three hundred and ninety-three of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and thirty, is hereby amended by adding 
at the end the following: — With the approval of the com- 
missioner of public health, the director may from time to 
time, by seine, trap or other method, remove live game fi^i^ff'^tixr^^''^ 
fish from the Wachusett reservoir for the purpose of stocking wachusett 
any inland waters of the commonwealth wherein the holder stocidng ^"'^ 
of a sporting license issued under this chapter is entitled purposes. 
to fish. Approved March 12, 1932. 



Director of 
fisheries and 
game may 



An Act relative to the establishment in certain nhnn 78 

BROOKS AND STREAMS OF BREEDING AREAS FOR FISH. ^ ' 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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 twenty- 
four the following new section: — Section 24A. The 
director may, with the approval of the riparian owners 
and all persons owning any right of fishing in the waters 
affected, establish restricted areas in any unnavigable 
brook or stream, or portion thereof, wh^n, in his opinion, 
such brook or stream or portion thereof is a suitable area 
for the breeding of fish and may make rules and regulations 
for the taking of fish within such area. Whoever violates 
any provision of such rules and regulations shall be punished 
as provided in section seventy-two. 

Approved March 12, 1932. 



G. L. 131, new 
section after 
§24. 



Director of 
fisheries and 
game may 
establish in 
certain brooks 
and streams 
breeding areas 
for fish. 



Penalty. 



An Act relative to draw decisions in boxing or (Jfiar), 79 

SPARRING MATCHES OR EXHIBITIONS. •' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and forty-seven of the General g. l. 147, § 36, 

Laws, as amended in section thirty-six by section one of ^*^- amended. 
chapter four hundred and thirty-seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-one, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said section thirty-six and inserting in 

place thereof the ioWowing: — Section 36. At every Referee and 

boxing or sparring match or exhibition there shall be in {gndanceat' 

attendance a referee, duly licensed under the provisions boxing or spar- 

of sections thirty-two to forty-seven, inclusive, who shall ''^^s matches 



direct and control the same. 



or exhibitions. 

There shall also be in at- ^^'^- 



62 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 80. 



tendance two duly licensed judges, and each of said judges 
and the referee shall, at the termination of every such match 
or exhibition, vote for the contestant in whose favor the 
Draw decisions, decisiou should, in his opinion, be rendered, or for a draw 
if, in his opinion, neither contestant is entitled to a decision 
in his favor, and the decision shall be rendered in favor 
of the contestant receiving a majority of said votes or if 
neither receives a majority as aforesaid a decision of a 
draw shall be rendered. Upon the rendering of said 
decision, the vote of each judge and the referee shall be 
announced from the ring. The referee shall have full 
power to stop the match or exhibition whenever he deems 
it advisable because of the physical condition of the con- 
testants or one of them, or when one of the contestants 
is clearly outclassed by his opponent, or for other sufficient 
reason. The referee shall declare forfeited any prize, 
remuneration or purse or any part thereof belonging to the 
contestants or one of them if, in the judgment of a majority 
of the judges and the referee, such contestant or contestants 
are not or were not competing in good faith. The fees 
of the referee and other hcensed officials shall be fixed 
by said commission, and shall be paid by the licensed 
organization prior to the match or exhibition. 

Approved March 12, 1932. 



Fees of referee, 
etc. 



Chap 



G. L. 53, § 22A, 
amended. 



Certain pro- 
visions of law 
to apply to 
signing of 
initiative and 
referendum 
petitions, etc. 



Fraudulent 
or invalid 
signatures 



30 -^N -^CT RELATIVE TO THE SIGNING OF INITIATIVE AND 

REFERENDUM PETITIONS AND THEIR SUBMISSION TO THE 

REGISTRARS OF VOTERS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION AND 
CERTIFICATION OF NAMES THEREON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-two A of chapter fifty-three of the 
General Laws, inserted by section one of chapter three 
hundred and two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, is hereby amended by inserting at the begin- 
ning thereof the following new sentence : — The provisions 
of law relative to the signing of nomination papers of 
candidates for state office, and to the identification and 
certification of names thereon and submission to the 
registrars therefor, shall apply, so far as apt, to the signing 
of initiative and referendum petitions and to the identi- 
fication and certification of names thereon, and, except 
as otherwise provided, to the time of their submission to 
the registrars, — so as to read as follows: — Section 22 A. 
The provisions of law relative to the signing of nomination 
papers of candidates for state office, and to the identi- 
fication and certification of names thereon and submission 
to the registrars therefor, shall apply, so far as apt, to the 
signing of initiative and referendum petitions and to the 
identification and certification of names thereon, and, 
except as otherwise provided, to the time of their sub- 
mission to the registrars. Objections that signatures 
appearing on an initiative or referendum petition have 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 81, 82. 



63 



been forged or placed thereon by fraud and that in con- 
sequence thereof the petition has not been signed by a 
sufficient number of quahfied voters actually supporting 
such petition, as required by the constitution, may be 
filed with the state secretary not later than the sixtieth 
day prior to the election at which the measure therein 
proposed or the law which is the subject of the petition 
is to be submitted to the voters, except that, if a referendum 
petition is lawfully filed after the sixty-third day prior 
to said election, such objections may be filed not later than 
seventy-two week day hours succeeding five o'clock of the 
day on which such petition is so filed. If upon hearing 
or otherwise it appears to the state secretary that there 
is substantial evidence supporting such objections, he shall 
refer the same to the state ballot law commission, which 
shall investigate the same, and for such purpose may 
exercise all the powers conferred upon it relative to ob- 
jections to nominations for state offices, and if it shall 
appear to said commission that the objections have been 
sustained it shall forthwith reject the petition as not in 
conformity with the constitution and shall notify the state 
secretary of its action. Approved March 12, 1932. 



appended to 
initiative and 
referendum 
petitions, filing 
i>f objections, 
etc. 



Reference by 
state secretary 
to ballot law 
commission, 
etc. 



Rejection of 
petition, when, 
etc. 



An Act relative to the time during which hunting (jhnj. ci 

DOGS MAY BE TRAINED. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the General g.l. isi, §135, 
Laws, as appearing in section two of chapter three hundred ^^''■' ^n^ended. 
and ninety-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty, is hereby amended by striking out section one 
hundred and thirty-five, as amended by chapter two 
hundred and seventy of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty-one, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 135. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed Training of 
to prohibit the training of hunting dogs, so called ; provided, norprowbited. 
that, except during the open seasons provided by this Proviso. 
chapter, no firearms may be carried by the person so 
training such dogs; nor shall it be construed to prevent 
the holding of field trials for such dogs, 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 March 12, 1932. 



Chap. 82 



An Act prohibiting the hunting of beavers. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the General g. l. 131, new 
Laws, as appearing in section two of chapter three hundred §^100.° ^^^^"^ 
and ninety-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty, is hereby amended by inserting after section one 



64 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 83. 



Hunting of 

beavers 

prohibited. 



hundred the following new section: — Section 100 A. Who- 
ever hunts a beaver shall be punished by a fine of not less 
than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars. 

Approved March 12, 1932. 



City of 
Brockton may 
acquire by gift 
and maintain 
certain land in 
town of Avon 
for park 
purposes. 



First Parcel. 



Chap. 83 An Act authorizing the city of brockton to acquire 

BY GIFT AND MAINTAIN CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF 
AVON FOR PARK PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Brockton is hereby authorized 
and empowered to take by gift from Daniel W. Field of 
said Brockton, in fee simple, and forever hold, maintain 
and keep open as and for a public park, forming part of 
and called D. W. Field Park, four certain lots or parcels 
of land in the town of Avon, in the county of Norfolk, 
respectively bounded and described as follows, to wit: — 

First Parcel: Five acres of land situated north of South 
street and adjoining the easterly side of the Brockton 
Waterworks Reservoir property, so called, bounded as 
follows, to wit : — 

Beginning at a stone monument in the northeasterly 
line of land of said city at an angle in the dividing line 
between land of said city and of Carl G. Anderson, said 
point being about in range of spillway of said reservoir 
and located about one hundred and seventy-five feet 
northerly from South street; thence in line of land of said 
city north seventy-nine degrees twenty-two minutes west 
two hundred and eighty-eight and one tenth feet to a drill 
hole in a boulder; thence north thirty-eight degrees forty- 
eight minutes west two hundred and seventy-seven and 
eight tenths feet to a drill hole in a boulder; thence north 
twenty-one degrees ten minutes west three hundred and 
eight and six tenths feet to a drill hole in a boulder; thence 
north twenty-eight degrees forty-seven minutes west 
three hundred and fifty-six and one tenth feet to a drill 
hole in a boulder; thence north forty-four degrees twenty- 
six minutes west three hundred and thirty-three and one 
tenth feet to a stone monument standing in a stone wall 
at land formerly of Jabez Talbot, Jr., all of the preceding 
courses being by other land of said city; thence northeast 
in the line of a stone wall and land formerly of said Talbot, 
Jr. one hundred and fifty-eight and three tenths feet to 
a point and corner in the wall where a stone bound is 
to be put in by the city engineer; thence south thirty- 
five degrees twelve minutes east one thousand four hundred 
and forty-two feet by other land of Carl G. Anderson to 
the point of beginning. 

Second Parcel: Beginning at the southwest corner of 
said second parcel at a stone bound at land formerly of 
William French and Brockton Reservoir land, thence north 
twenty-seven degrees ten minutes west by said Brockton 
Reservoir land eight hundred and seventy-three and three 



Second P.ircel. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 84. 65 

tenths feet to land formerly of Benjamin H. Atherton; 
thence north sixty-three degrees thirty-five minutes east 
by said Atherton land one hundred and fifty-eight feet 
to a stone bound; thence south by land of James W. Mc- 
Carty eight hundred and seventy-five feet, more or less, 
to a stone bound and land formerly of William French; 
thence westerly by a stone wall and land formerly of 
William French one hundred and fifty-eight feet to a stone 
monument first mentioned. 

Third Parcel: Beginning at the southwest corner of Third Parcel. 
said third parcel at land of James W. McCarty and Brock- 
ton Reservoir land; thence north by land of Brockton 
Reservoir nine hundred and fifty-five feet, more or less, 
to the south line of Pond street; thence east by the south 
line of Pond street one hundred and seventy-four feet, 
more or less, to a stone bound; thence south by land of 
Frank A. Atherton in a line parallel to first described line 
eight hundred and seventy feet, more or less, to land of 
said McCarty to a stone bound; thence west by land of 
said McCarty one hundred and fifty-eight feet to point 
of beginning. 

Fourth Parcel: A certain parcel of land situated on the Fourth Parcel, 
south side of South street bounded as follows, to wit: — 
Beginning at a point opposite the southeast corner of land 
of said city known as Reservoir property; thence southerly 
by land of H. Bradford Wyand to the Old Colony line and 
land of said city; thence westerly by the Old Colony line 
and land of said city to a point one hundred feet west 
of the center line of the D. W. Field Parkway, thence north 
parallel to the center line of the D. W. Field Parkway to 
South street; thence easterly by the south line of South 
street to the point of beginning. 

Section 2. The board of park commissioners of said Powers and 
city of Brockton shall have, exercise and discharge the boartiof paik 
same powers and duties with respect to said parcels as commissiontra 
are vested in and imposed upon them by section five of To said parcels. 
chapter forty-five of the General Laws with respect to 
parks in said city. Approved March 12, 1932. 



An Act relative to the time of filing answers to Chap. 84 

INTERROGATORIES IN CIVIL ACTIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty-three of chapter two hundred g. l. 231. §03, 
and thirty-one of the General Laws, as amended by chap- ^^^" '^"'^" 
ter three hundred and fourteen of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by 
striking out, in the sixth line, the word "ten" and inserting 
in place thereof the word: — twenty, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 63. Interrogatories shall be filed in Filing of in- 
the clerk's office, and notice of such filing, with a copy of dvif actfoil^ '" 
the interrogatories, shall be sent by the party interrogating 



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Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 85, 86. 



to the party interrogated, or to his attorney of record, and 
the party interrogated shall file answers to such interrog- 
atories within twenty days after such notice, unless the 
court otherwise orders; but no party interrogated shall be 
obhged to answer a question or produce a document tending 
to criminate him or to disclose his title to any property 
the title whereof is not material to an issue in the proceeding 
in the course of which he is interrogated, nor to disclose 

Exception. the namcs of witnesses, except that the court may compel 
the party interrogated to disclose the names of witnesses 
and their addresses if justice seems to require it, upon such 
terms and conditions as the court deems expedient. A 
party shall not interrogate an adverse party more than 
once unless the court otherwise orders. 

Effective date. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on the first day 
of September in the current year. 

Approved March 15, 1932. 



Chap. 85 



G. L. 123, § 52, 
amended. 



Commitment 
of persons 
alleged to be 
insane, addi- 
tional medical 
testimony. 



Fee. 



An Act relative to the qualifications of the third 

PHYSICIAN appointed FOR ADDITIONAL MEDICAL TESTI- 
MONY IN CERTAIN PROCEEDINGS FOR COMMITMENT OF 
PERSONS ALLEGED TO BE INSANE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-two of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
three of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "thereon" in the third hne the words: — , 
who shall be a physician who has had practical training 
in psychiatry, if one is available, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 52. If in the opinion of the judge ad- 
ditional medical testimony as to the mental condition of 
the alleged insane person is desirable, he may appoint a 
third physician to examine and report thereon, who shall 
be a physician who has had practical training in psychiatry, 
if one is available. The fee for making such examination 
and report shall be four dollars, and twenty cents for each 
mile traveled one way. Approved March 15, 1932. 



G. L. 140, § 12, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 86 An Act establishing a penalty for fraudulently 

PROCURING ACCOMMODATIONS AT A LODGING HOUSE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and forty of the General Laws, 
as amended in section twelve by chapter three hundred 
and seventy-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty-one, is hereby further amended by striking out said 
section and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 12. Whoever puts up at an inn, lodging house or 
boarding house and, without having an express agree- 
ment for credit, procures food, entertainment or ac- 
commodation without paying therefor, and with intent to 



Penalty for 
fraudulently 
procuring 
accommoda- 
tions at an 
inn, lodging 



boarding house, chcat or dcfraud the owner or keeper thereof; or, with 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 87, 88. 



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such intent, obtains credit at an inn, lodging house or 
boarding house for such food, entertainment or accom- 
modation by means of any false show of baggage or effects 
brought thereto; or, with such intent, removes or causes 
to be removed any baggage or effects from an inn, lodging 
house or boarding house while a lien exists thereon for the 
proper charges due from him for fare and board furnished 
therein, shall be punished by a fine of not more than two 
hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one 
year. The words "lodging house", as used herein, shall 
mean a lodging house as defined in section twenty-two. 

Approved March 15, 1932. 



"Lodging 

house" 

defined. 



G. L. 218, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



An Act to abolish compulsory sittings of the district CJiqj) gy 

COURT OF franklin AT SHELBURNE FALLS IN THE 
TOWNS OF SHELBURNE AND BUCKLAND. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloivs: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and 
eighteen of the General Laws, as most recently amended 
by section two hundred and nine of chapter three hundred 
and ninety-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty- 
one, is hereby further amended by striking out the first 
paragraph appearing under the caption Franklin and in- 
serting in place thereof the following paragraph: — 

The district court of Frankhn, held at Greenfield, and 
at Turners Falls in Montague; Franklin county, except 
Orange, Erving, Warwick, Wendell and New Salem. 
Sessions may also be held at Shelburne Falls in Shelburne 
and Buckland at such times and places as the justice of 
said court may determine. 

Section 2. So much of section three of chapter three 
hundred and fifty-three of the acts of eighteen hundred 
and ninety-six, as affected by chapter three hundred and 
ninety-one of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety- 
nine, as is inconsistent with the provisions of section one 
of this act is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect on August first 
in the current year. Approved March 15, 1932. 



District courts, 
territorial 
jurisdiction. 
Franklin. 



Certain in- 
consistent 
provisions 
repealed. 



Effective date. 



An Act authorizing the reliance co-operative bank, Chav. 

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., asfolloivs: 

Section 1. The Reliance Co-operative Bank in the 
city of Cambridge, incorporated under the laws of this 
commonwealth, may, subject to the approval of the com- 
missioner of banks, invest in the alteration or remodeling 
of the building, now owned by said bank in said city and 
used in whole or in part for the convenient transaction of 
its business, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars. 



The Reliance 
Co-operative 
Bank in the 
city of Cam- 
bridge may 
invest a por- 
tion of its 
funds in the 
alteration of 
its bank 
building. 



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Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 89, 90. 



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 March 16, 1932. 



G. L. 31, § 21, 
etc., amended. 



Veterans' 

preference 

law. 

Term 

"veteran" 

defined. 



Chap. 89 An Act further defining the term "veteran" for the 

PURPOSES OF the CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-one of chapter thirty-one of the General 
Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred and fifty-five 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the fourth line, the 
words "has been honorably discharged from such service 
or released" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
whose last discharge or release, — and by inserting after 
the word "therein" in the fifth line the words: — was an 
honorable one, regardless of any prior discharge or release 
therefrom, — so as to read as follows: — Section 21. The 
word "veteran" as used in this chapter shall mean any 
person who has served in the army, navy or marine corps 
of the United States in time of war or insurrection and 
whose last discharge or release from active duty therein 
was an honorable one, regardless of any prior discharge 
or release therefrom, or who distinguished himself by 
gallant or heroic conduct while serving in the army or 
navy of the United States and has received a medal of 
honor from the president of the United States, provided 
that such person was a citizen of the commonwealth at 
the time of his induction into such service or has resided 
in the commonwealth for five consecutive years next 
prior to the date of filing application with the commissioner 
under this chapter; and provided further that any such 
person who at the time of entering said service had declared 
his intention to become a subject or citizen of the United 
States and withdrew such intention under the provisions 
of the act of congress approved July ninth, nineteen 
hundred and eighteen, and any person designated as a con- 
scientious objector upon his discharge, shall not be deemed 
a "veteran" within the meaning of this chapter. 

Approved March 16, 1932. 



Provisos. 



Chap. 90 An Act relative to the payment of compensation to 

SCHOOL COMMITTEES OF TOWNS BELONGING TO SUPERIN- 
TENDENCY UNIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L. 71, § 52, Section fifty-two of chapter seventy-one of the General 

amended, Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the second line, 

the words "required to belong" and inserting in place thereof 

the word : — belonging, — so as to read as follows : — 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 91, 92. 



69 



Section 52. The school committee shall serve without schooicom- 
compensation, except that in a town belonging to a super- ^J."! without 
intendency union which votes to compensate the com- compensation, 
mittee, its members shall each be paid two dollars and *'''°^''*' 
fifty cents a day for the time actually devoted to their 
official duties, and such additional compensation as the 
town may allow. No member of a school committee Members 
in any town shall be eligible to the position of teacher, or to^lfrU^as 
superintendent of public schools therein, or in any union •'^acher, etc 
school or superintendency union or district in which his 
town participates. Approved March 16, 1932. 



An Act authorizing the county of Middlesex to (^Ji(ir>. 91 

TRANSFER CERTAIN UNEXPENDED LOAN BALANCES FOR 
USE FOR OTHER COUNTY PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The county of Middlesex may transfer and apply any Middlesex 
balances remaining under the construction accounts for tran"fer"ertain 
the Somerville district court building, authorized by unexpended 
chapter sixty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and for'use^for*'^ 
twenty-four, and the Lowell district court building, author- pu^rposes""*^ 
ized by chapter three hundred and forty-two of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, to the construction 
account for the building for the third district court of 
Eastern Middlesex, authorized by chapter eighty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, and the 
amount authorized to be borrowed for said last-mentioned 
building shall be correspondingly reduced. 

Approved March 16, 1932. 



An Act subjecting the office of commissioner of 

soldiers' relief AND STATE AND MILITARY AID OF THE 
CITY OF EVERETT TO THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of commissioner of soldiers' 
rehef and state and mihtary aid of the city of Everett 
shall, upon the effective date of this act, become subject 
to the civil service laws and rules and regulations, and the 
term of office of any incumbent thereof shall be unlimited, 
except that he may be removed in accordance with such 
laws and rules and regulations; but the person holding said 
office on said effective date may continue therein without 
taking a civil service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall take efTect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by vote of the city council of said 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter. 

Approved March 16, 1932. 



Chop. 92 



Office of com- 
missioner of 
soldiers' reliet 
and state and 
military aid of 
city of Everett 
subject to civil 
service laws. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



70 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 93, 94. 



Chap. 93 An Act authorizing saint anthony of padua of revere, 

MASSACHUSETTS, MUTUAL RELIEF AND BENEFIT SOCIETY, 
INCORPORATED, TO HOLD REAL ESTATE AND CONFIRMING 
TITLE TO ITS PRESENT HOLDINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloivs: 

Section 1. The corporation known as Saint Anthony 
of Padua of Revere, Massachusetts, Mutual Relief and 
Benefit Society, Incorporated, located in the city of Revere 
and incorporated under general law, is hereby authorized 
to hold real estate in said city to an amount not exceeding 
two thousand dollars. All of said property and the in- 
come 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 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 Alarch 18, 1932. 



Saint Anthony 
of Padua of 
Revere, Mas- 
sachusetts, 
Mutual Relief 
and Benefit 
Society, Incor- 
porated, may 
hold real 
estate, etc. 



Title to 
present hold- 
ings confirmed. 



Chap. 94 ^'^ -'^CT PROVIDING FOR ADVANCE PAYMENTS ON ACCOUNT 
OF TAXES FOR THE CURRENT YEAR IN CERTAIN CITIES AND 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Owner or 
person in 
possession of 
real estate 
assessable in 
any city or 
town for taxes 
of current 
year, to be 
given, upon 
application to 
assessors, a 
certificate of 
amount of tax 
assessed upon 
such real 
estate for year 
1931, etc. 



Payments to 
collector of 
taxes of 
amounts not 
exceeding in 
aggregate 
ninety per 
cent of tax as 
set forth in 
certificate. 



TOWNS. 

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 owner or person in possession of real 
estate assessable in any city or town for the taxes of the 
current year shall, upon application to the assessors, or 
any one of them, in such city or town, be given a certificate 
in such form as the commissioner of corporations and 
taxation, hereinafter called the commissioner, may pre- 
scribe, of the amount of the tax assessed upon such real 
estate for the year nineteen hundred and thirty-one. If 
such real estate was part of a larger parcel which has been 
divided by sale, mortgage, upon a petition for partition 
or otherwise since April first, nineteen hundred and thirty- 
one, the assessors shall apportion the tax on such larger 
parcel for said year and specify in such certificate the 
amount of the tax applicable to the real estate to which 
the application relates. The holder of such a certificate 
shall, at any time and from time to time prior to September 
first in the current year, be entitled to pay to the collector 
of taxes of such city or town an amount or amounts not 
exceeding in the aggregate ninety per cent of the amount 
of the tax as set forth in the certificate; provided, that no 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 94. 71 

instalment of less than ten per cent of the amount of the Proviso. 
tax as aforesaid or in any event less than five dollars shall 
so be received. The collector shall, upon receiving the 
first payment, take up and retain the said certificate and 
shall give in exchange therefor, and for each additional 
payment received under this section, a receipt in such 
form as the commissioner may prescribe. The collector 
shall, within a period of seven days of the receipt of any 
payment hereunder, transmit the same to the city or town 
treasurer, and render to the city or town auditor or ac- 
countant, or corresponding official, a statement of the 
date and amount thereof and such other facts as may be 
prescribed by the commissioner. 

Section 2. Payments made under section one shall Paymente to 
be treated as advance payments on account of the tax advancL^pay^- 
assessed or to be assessed for the year nineteen hundred ™^"yn°°ft^^ 
and thirty-two on the real estate to which they relate and assessed for 
the collector shall credit on the tax list for said year com- ^^^^ ^^^^' 
mitted to him by the assessors and on the tax bill for such 
real estate the amount of each such payment. Persons interest aiiow- 
making any payment to the collector hereunder shall be soMmaWng 
allowed interest thereon at the rate of one half of one per payment here- 
cent for each thirty days of the period beginning with the 
date of such payment and ending with the date when the 
tax for said year becomes due and payable. Errors in 
such credits shall be adjusted by the collector upon ap- 
plication filed with him by the person assessed within 
thirty days of the receipt of the tax bill. 

Section 3. Any person who was assessed in nineteen Advance 
hundred and thirty-one a tax with respect to his personal amount of '^" 
estate may in like manner pay to the collector of the city f^oTyeTr 1932. 
or town in which such tax was assessed an amount or 
amounts not exceeding in the aggregate ninety per cent 
of such tax, as advance payments on account of any tax 
assessed or to be assessed therein in the year nineteen 
hundred and thirty-two with respect to his personal estate, 
and the provisions of the two preceding sections shall, 
so far as apt, apply to payments so made. 

Section 4. The payment of a portion of a tax under Person making 
this act shall not preclude the person making the payment act^noTpre"^^"^ 
from applying for and receiving an abatement of the taxes recgfvln'^"'" 
assessed upon him, in accordance with chapter fifty-nine abatement, 
of the General Laws; and if it is finally determined that ^'^°' 
the amount which he has paid is in excess of the tax properly 
assessable upon him, the excess, with interest at the rate 
of six per cent per annum from the date of payment, shall 
be refunded to him. 

Section 5. This act shall be operative in any city upon y'^^^^cce t- 
its acceptance, on or before July first in the current year, ance, etc. 
by vote of the city council thereof, approved by the mayor, 
and in any town upon its acceptance on or before said 
date by the selectmen, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 18, 193^. 



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Acts, 1932. — Chap. 95. 



G. L. 119, § 03, 
amended. 



Prosecution of 
persona charged 
with causing 
or contributing 
toward juve- 
nile wayward- 
ness or de- 
linquency. 



Release on 
probation, etc. 



Chap. 95 An Act relative to the prosecution and trial of 

PERSONS charged WITH CAUSING OR CONTRIBUTING 
TOWARD JUVENILE WAYWARDNESS OR DELINQUENCY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and nineteen of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
sixty-three and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 63. Any person who shall be found to have caused, 
induced, abetted, encouraged or contributed toward the 
waywardness or delinquency of a child, or to have acted 
in any way tending to cause or induce such waywardness 
or delinquency, maj^ be punished by a fine of not more 
than fifty dollars or by imprisonment for not more than 
six months. The court may release on probation under 
section eighty-seven of chapter two hundred and seventy- 
six, subject to such orders as it may make as to future 
conduct tending to cause, induce or contribute to such 
waywardness or delinquency, or it may suspend sentence 
under section one of chapter two hundred and seventy- 
nine, or before trial, with the defendant's consent, it may 
allow the defendant to enter into a recognizance, in such 
penal sum as the court may fix, conditioned to comply with 
such terms as the court may order for the promotion of 
the future welfare of the child, and the said case may then 
be placed on file. The provisions for appeal and re- 
cognizance in section fifty-six shall be applicable to cases 
arising hereunder. The Boston juvenile court shall have 
jurisdiction, concurrent with the municipal court of the 
city of Boston, of complaints hereunder. 

Section 2. Section sixty-five of said chapter one 
hundred and nineteen, as amended by chapter two hundred 
and seventeen of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty- 
one, is hereby further amended by adding thereto the fol- 
lowing: — A complaint under section sixty-three may be 
heard in such juvenile session, — so as to read as follows: — 
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 business 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 general public from the 
room, admitting only such persons as may have a direct 
interest in the case. A complaint under section sixty- 
three may be heard in such juvenile session. 

Approved March IS, 1932. 



G. L. 119, § 65, 
etc., amended. 



Privacy of 
hearings in 
juvenile court 
sessions. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 96, 97. 



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An Act permitting the delivery of kosher meat by CJiav. 96 

CERTAIN PERSONS DURING CERTAIN HOURS ON THE LORD's 
DAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the g. t,. i36, § o, 
General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter two '^^''" ^'"'""'^''• 
hundred and forty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty-one, is hereby further amended by inserting after 
the word "selhng" in the twelfth line of the fourth paragraph 
the words: — or delivering, — so that said fourth para- 
graph will read as follows : — Nor shall it prohibit the Cenain husi- 
preparation, printing and publication of newspapers, or prohibited on 
the sale and delivery thereof; the wholesale or retail sale Lord's day. 
and delivery of milk, or the transportation thereof, or the 
delivery of ice cream ; the making of butter and cheese ; the 
keeping open of public bath houses; the making or selling 
by bakers or their employees, before ten o'clock in the 
forenoon and between the hours of four o'clock and half 
past six o'clock in the afternoon, of bread or other food 
usually dealt in by them; 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 or delivering of kosher 
meat by any person who, according to his rehgious belief, 
observes Saturday as the Lord's day by closing his place 
of business during the day until six o'clock in the afternoon 
or the keeping open of his shop on the Lord's day for the 
sale of kosher meat between the hours of six o'clock and 
ten o'clock in the forenoon. Approved March 18, 1932. 



An Act permitting cross examination of any officer Qhnr) 97 
OR AGENT OF A CORPORATION WHICH IS AN ADVERSE ^' 

PARTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-two of chapter two hundred g. l. 233. § 22. 
and thirty-three of the General Laws is hereby amended ^.mended. 
by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence : — 
In case the adverse party is a corporation, an officer or 
agent thereof, so called as a witness, shall be deemed such 
an adverse party for the purposes of this section, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 22. A party who calls the 
adverse party as a witness shall be allowed to cross-examine 
him. In case the adverse party is a corporation, an officer 
or agent thereof, so called as a witness, shall be deemed 
such an adverse party for the purposes of this section. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on the first day Effective date 
of September in the current year. 

Approved March 18, 1932. 



Cross-examina- 
tion of adverse 
party. 



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Acts, 1932. — Chap. 98. 



Worcester 
county com- 
missioners may 
provide addi- 
tional accom- 
modations for 
the courts and 
county depart- 
ments. 



County treas- 
urer may 
borrow money, 
issue bonds, 
etc. 



Worcester 
County Court 
House Loan, 
Act of 1932. 



Chap. 98 An Act providing additional accommodations and 

FACILITIES FOR THE COURTS AND COUNTY DEPARTMENTS 
OF WORCESTER COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of providing additional 
accommodations and facilities in the city of Worcester 
for the courts and county departments of Worcester 
county, the county commissioners of said county may 
acquire by purchase, or by eminent domain under chapter 
seventy-nine of the General Laws, or by both of said 
methods, such land as may be necessary, and may erect 
on land so acquired or on land now owned by said county, 
a suitable building for the purposes 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 com- 
missioners, may borrow from time to time on the credit 
of the county such sums as may be necessary, not ex- 
ceeding, in the aggregate, five 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 of 1932. Each authorized issue shall 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be pay- 
able 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 county commissioners, may issue temporary notes 
of the county, payable in not more than one year from 
their dates, in anticipation of the issue of serial bonds or 
notes under this act, 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 act. Any notes issued in anticipation 
of the serial bonds or notes shall be paid from the proceeds 
thereof. 

Section 4. Chapter fifty-six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and thirty-one is hereby repealed. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by the county commissioners of 
the county of Worcester, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 18, 1932. 



May issue 
temporary 
notes of 
county, etc. 



1931, 56, re- 
pealed. 

Effective upon 

acceptance, 

etc. 



Acts, 1932. —Chaps. 99, 100. 75 



An Act changing the name of the Massachusetts z^/,^^ qq 
industrial commission to the massachusetts indus- ^' 

trial and development commission. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter twenty-three of the General Laws is hereby g. l. 23, §9A, 
amended by striking out section nine A, and the caption ^^'^^^^P'^""; . 

''., 'p 11. 11 J- e preceding said 

preceding said section, both inserted by section one oi section, 
chapter three hundred and fifty-seven of the acts of nine- *"'^°'^«'^- 
teen hundred and twenty-nine, and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — 

THE MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRIAL AND DEVELOPMENT COM- 
MISSION. 

Section 9 A. There shall be in the department a com- xheMassa- 
mission for the promotion and development of the in- ^^^^riafind 
dustries and industrial, agricultural and recreational re- Development 
sources of the commonwealth, to be known as the Massa- E^^^ifmrnt. 
chusetts industrial and development commission, in this 
and the two following sections called the commission. 
The commission shall consist of the commissioner and the kow con- 
commissioner of agriculture, ex officiis, and five unpaid stituted. 
members appointed by the governor, with the advice 
and consent of the council, who shall be designated in 
their initial appointments to serve respectively for one, 
two, three, four and five years. The commission shall ciiairman. 
annually choose one of its members as chairman. One one member 
of the members appointed by the governor as aforesaid gg^^at^j^^'^of 
shall always be a representative of labor. Upon the labor. 
expiration of the term of office of an appointive member, Appointment 
a successor shall be appointed in the manner aforesaid of successors. 
for five years. The commission shall meet at least once Meetings. 
a month and at such other times as it shall determine by 
its rules. The members shall receive their necessary TraveUng 
traveling expenses while in the performance of their official ^'^pe'^^^s- 
duties. 

(The foregoing ivas laid before the governor on the fifteenth 
day of March, 1932, and after five days it had "the force of a 
lavf', as prescribed by the constitution, as it was not returned 
by him with his objectioyis thereto within that time.) 

An Act relative to the maintenance by the rockland QJiarf 100 

TRUST company OF A BRANCH OFFICE IN THE TOWN OF 
COHASSET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Rockland Trust Company, of Rock- The Rockland 
land, may, subject to the approval of the board of bank 1^y^°'^' 
incorporation, maintain a branch office in the town of maintaina 

p( V 1 brancJi ofrce 

v^OnaSSet. in town of 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. c<^tasset. 

Approved March 23, 1932. 



76 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 101, 102. 



G. L. 149, §148, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 101 An Act relative to the laws governing the weekly 

PAYMENT OF WAGES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and forty-eight of 
chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the General Laws, 
as most recently amended by chapter one hundred and 
seventeen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, is hereby further amended by adding at the end there- 
of the following: — , and in case a corporation violates 
this section any officer thereof responsible for such violation 
shall be punished as aforesaid, — so that the last sentence 
as appearing in said chapter one hundred and seventeen 
will read as follows: — Whoever violates this section shall 
be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more than 
fifty dollars or by imprisonment in the house of correction 
for not more than two months, or both, and in case a 
corporation violates this section any officer thereof responsi- 
ble for such violation shall be punished as aforesaid. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and fifty of said 
chapter one hundred and forty-nine is hereby amended 
by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: — 
A loan made by an employee to his employer of wages 
which are payable weekly under section one hundred and 
forty-eight, whether made directly to the employer or 
to another person or persons on his behalf, shall not be 
valid as a defense on the trial of a complaint for failure 
to pay such wages weekly, unless such loan shall have been 
made with the approval of the department. 

Approved March 23, 1932. 



Penalty for 
violation of 
laws relating 
to weekly pay- 
ment of wages. 



G. L. 149, § 1.30, 
amended. 



Loan made by 
employee to 
employer of 
wages payable 
weekly, not 
valid as a de- 
fense on trial 
of complaint 
to pay such 
wages weekly, 
unless, etc. 



G. L. 148. § 1, 
amended. 



Chap. 102 An Act relative to the issuing of licenses for one 

AND TWO CAR GARAGES IN CERTAIN TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one 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, is hereby amended by inserting after 
the word "chapter" in the twenty-second line the fol- 
lowing: — ; provided, that in any town having over twenty 
thousand inhabitants, an unpaid licensing board of three 
members may be appointed or designated by the board 
of selectmen to act as the licensing authority in issuing 
licenses for garages for not more than two automobiles 
or motor vehicles, — so that the definition of "Local 
licensing authority" will read as follows: — "Local licensing 
authority", in towns, the board of selectmen; in Boston, 
the board of street commissioners; in other cities, the board 
of aldermen, or the licensing board or commission in cities 
wherein such a board or commission is authorized to grant 



"Local licens- 
ing authority" 
defined. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 103, 104. 77 

licenses under this chapter; provided, that in any town Proviso. 
having over twenty thousand inhabitants, an unpaid 
Hcensing board of three members may be appointed or 
designated by the board of selectmen to act as the licensing 
authority in issuing licenses for garages for not more than 
two automobiles or motor vehicles. In case the board 
of aldermen or city council constitute such authority, 
any hearing required by this chapter may be held before 
a committee thereof. Approved March 23, 1932. 

An Act relative to the examination of insurance rhnjy i qq 

DEPARTMENTS OF SAVINGS BANKS AND OF THE GENERAL ' " 
INSURANCE GUARANTY FUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-eight of the General o. l. i78, § 26, 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section twenty- *™«°^^^- 
six and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section Examination 
26. The commissioner of insurance and the commissioner alpanme'liTs 
of banks shall, at least once in three years, and whenever j^^g^^l^'^^j ^f 
they deem it expedient, either alone or together, personally the General 
or by deputy or assistant, examine the insurance depart- cTuaranty 
ment of each savings and insurance bank and the General f^°^- 
Insurance Guaranty Fund. At such examinations they 
shall have free access to the vaults, books and papers, and 
shall thoroughly inspect and examine the affairs of any 
such corporation to ascertain its condition, its transactions, 
its abihty to fulfill its obligations, and whether it has 
complied with all the provisions of law applicable to it. 
They shall preserve in a permanent form a full record of 
their proceedings, including a statement of the condition 
of the insurance department of each of said banks, and of 
the General Insurance Guaranty Fund. 

Approved March 23, 1932. 

An Act exempting certain domestic fraternal benefit (7/iai).104 

SOCIETIES limited TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FROM CERTAIN 
membership REQUIREMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-five of chapter one hundred and seventy- g. l. i76, § 45. 
six of the General Laws, as most recently amended by ^^"-^ amended. 
chapter seventy-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six, is hereby further amended by inserting after 
the word "fraternity" in the fourth line of the second 
paragraph the words: — , or to the employees or ex- 
employees of cities or towns or of the commonwealth or 
of the federal government, — so that said paragraph will 
read as follows : — No corporation formed after January Membership 
first, nineteen hundred and twelve, unless it confines its ri^'i^ed 0°' 
membership to that of a particular fraternity in any one certain do- 
county or to a lodge of some fraternity, or to the employees b'eneat ^socfeuei 



78 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 105, 106. 



before con- 
tracting to 
pay benefi ts, 
unless, etc. 



Transfer of 
membership 
and funds. 



or ex-employees of cities or towns or of the commonwealth 
or of the federal government, shall contract to pay benefits 
to its members until it shall satisfy the commissioner that 
it has received at least five hundred bona fide applications 
for membership. With the written approval of the com- 
missioner and the consent of each corporation expressed 
by vote at a duly called meeting, any corporation governed 
by this section may transfer its membership and funds 
to any authorized similar corporation. 

Approved March 23, 1982. 



Chap.105 



G. L. 136, § 13, 
amended. 



Civil process 
not to be 
served on 
Lord's day. 



Proviso. 



An Act authorizing the service of process by publica- 
tion ON the lord's day. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirteen of chapter one hundred and thirty-six 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the 
end thereof the following: — ; provided, that this section 
shall not apply to service of such process by publication 
in a newspaper published on the Lord's day, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 13. A civil process shall not 
be served or executed on the Lord's day, and such service 
if made shall be void, and the person who serves or ex- 
ecutes it shall be liable in damages to the person aggrieved 
in like manner as if he had no such process; provided, 
that this section shall not apply to service of such process 
by publication in a newspaper published on the Lord's 
day. Approved March 23, 1932. 



G. L. 115, § 15, 
etc., amended. 



C/iap. 106 An Act relative to certificates of payments made by 

CITIES IN furnishing STATE AND MILITARY AID. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifteen of chapter one hundred and fifteen of 
the General Laws, as amended by section sixty-seven of 
chapter three hundred and sixty-two of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in the thirteenth and fourteenth lines, the 
words "city clerk" and inserting in place thereof the words: 

— commissioner of soldiers' relief and state and military 
aid or corresponding officer, or if there is no such com- 
missioner or officer, the city clerk, — so as to read as follows : 

— Section 15. The full amount expended for state or 
military aid by any town, the names of the persons aided 
and the classes to which they severally belong, the amounts 
paid to or for each person, the reasons therefor, the names 
of the persons on account of whose services the aid was 
granted, the names, if any, of the companies, regiments, 
stations, organizations or vessels in which they respectively 
enlisted, or to which they were appointed, and in which 
they last served, and the relationship of each person aided, 
to the soldier or sailor on account of whose service the aid 
was granted, and such other details as the commissioner 



Returns of 
payments for 
state and 
military aid 
by cities and 
towns. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 107. 



79 



may require, shall, within the first ten days of the month 
following the month in which the expenditure was made, 
be certified, on oath, by the mayor, treasurer and com- 
missioner of soldiers' rehef and state and mihtary aid or 
corresponding officer, or if there is no such commissioner 
or officer, the city clerk of any city or a majority of the 
selectmen of any town disbursing the same, to said com- 
missioner on blank forms provided by him, and in a manner 
approved by him. The commissioner shall examine the 
certificates thereof and allow and endorse thereon such 
amounts as he finds have been paid and reported according 
to this chapter, and shall transmit the certificates to the 
comptroller. The commissioner may decide upon the Allowance, 
necessity of the amount paid in each case, and may allow ^^ssioner(^' 
any part thereof which he deems proper and lawful and state aid and 
which, in cases of payment to or for persons of the third 
or fourth class entitled to receive military aid, he shall 
also find to have been made according to his orders; but 
he shall allow and endorse the amounts which he has 
specifically authorized to be paid under and according to 
his decisions made under section five. The whole of the state reim- 
amounts legally paid as aforesaid and so allowed for state ^u^el™nd*°^ 
aid, and all payments to or for persons of the third or towns. 
fourth class entitled to military aid, and one half of all 
payments made to persons of the first or second class 
entitled to military aid, but none of the expenses attending 
the payment of state or military aid, shall be reimbursed 
by the commonwealth to the several towns on or before 
November tenth in the year after such expenditure. 

Approved March 23, 1932. 



An Act relative to the times for holding the probate CJiav.lOl 
• court in the county of dukes county. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty-two of chapter two hundred and fifteen g. l. 215, § 62, 
of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section ^^^" ^™®° ^ 
one of chapter twenty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one, is hereby further amended by striking 
out the fifth paragraph, as appearing in chapter two hundred 
and fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 

Dukes, at Edgartown, the first Tuesdays of January, Times for 
March, May, July, September and November; at Vine- ^ons°o1pT(^ 
yard Haven, the first Tuesdays of February, June and poyQt''""^ '° 
October; at West Tisbury, the first Tuesdays of April, Dukes county. 
August and December. Approved March 23, 1932. 



80 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 108, 109. 



Chap. 108 An Act authorizing the town of edgartown to extend 

OR CONSTRUCT A CERTAIN WHARF BEYOND THE EXTREME 
LOW WATER LINE IN EDGARTOWN HARBOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The town of Edgartown, subject to the provisions of 
chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, may extend or 
construct a wharf for the accommodation of the Chappa- 
quiddick ferry in Edgartown harbor at the foot of Daggett 
street, so called, in the town of Edgartown for a distance 
of not exceeding twenty-five feet beyond the extreme low 
water line in said harbor, notwithstanding the provisions 
of section fourteen of chapter eighty-eight of the General 
Laws. Approved March 23, 1932. 



Town of 
Edgartown 
may extend or 
construct a 
certain wharf 
beyond the 
extreme low 
water line in 
Edgartown 
harbor. 



Chap. 109 An Act relative to vacations for municipal laborers. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 41, I 111, 
etc., amended. 



Vacations for 
laborers in 
cities and 



Definition. 



Enforcement. 



Chapter forty-one of the General Laws, as most recently 
amended in section one hundred and eleven by chapter 
one hundred and thirty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section and inserting in place thereof the following : 
— Section 111. In any town which accepted chapter two 
hundred and seventeen of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, all persons classified as laborers, or doing 
the work of laborers, regularly employed by such town, 
shall be granted an annual vacation of not less than two 
weeks without loss of pay. In any city which accepted said 
chapter the city council may determine that a vacation 
of two weeks without loss of pay shall be granted to every 
person regularly employed by such city as a common 
laborer, skilled laborer, mechanic or craftsman. If such 
vacations are authorized, they shall be granted by the 
heads of the executive departments of the city at such 
times as in their opinion will cause the least interference 
with the performance of the regular work of the city. 
A person shall be deemed to be regularly employed, within 
the meaning of this section, if he has actually worked for 
the city or town for thirty-two weeks in the aggregate 
during the preceding twelve months, notwithstanding 
that he has ceased, otherwise than by voluntary with- 
drawal or dismissal for cause in accordance with law, 
to be in the employ of such city or town. The department 
of labor and industries shall enforce this section, and shall 
have all necessary powers therefor. 

Approved March 23, 1932. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 110. 



81 



G. L. 149. { 56, 

etc., amended. 



Working hours 
of women and 
children in 
certain em- 
ployments. 



An Act relative to the posting and maintaining of (Jhnjy 110 

CERTAIN notices CONCERNING THE HOURS OF LABOR OF ^' 

WOMEN AND CHILDREN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fifty-six of chapter one hundred and 
forty-nine of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 
two hundred and eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-one, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "post" in the twenty-fourth and forty-eighth 
hnes in each instance the words : — and keep posted in such 
manner as the commissioner may require, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 56. No child and no woman shall 
be employed in laboring in any factory or workshop, or 
in any manufacturing, mercantile, mechanical establish- 
ment, telegraph office or telephone exchange, or by any 
express or transportation company, or in any laundry, 
hotel, manicuring or hair dressing establishment, motion 
picture theatre, or as an elevator operator, or as a switch- 
board operator in a private exchange, more than nine hours 
in any one day except that hotel employees who are not 
employed in a manufacturing, mercantile or mechanical 
estabhshment connected with a hotel may be employed 
more than nine but not more than ten hours in any one 
day; and in no case shall the hours of labor exceed forty- 
eight in a week, except that in manufacturing establish- 
ments where the employment is determined by the depart- 
ment to be by seasons, the number of such hours in any 
week may exceed forty-eight, but not fifty-two, provided 
that the total number of such hours in any year shall not 
exceed an average of forty-eight hours a week for the 
whole year, excluding Sundays and holidays; and if any 
child or woman shall be employed in more than one such 
place, the total number of hours of such employment shall 
not exceed forty-eight hours in any one week. Every 
employer, except those hereinafter designated, shall post 
and keep posted in such m.anner as the commissioner may 
require in a conspicuous place in every room where such 
persons are employed a printed notice stating the number 
of hours' work required of them on each day of the week, 
the hours of beginning and stopping work, and the hours 
when the time allowed for meals begins and ends, or, in 
case of mercantile establishments and of establishments 
exempted from sections ninety-nine and one hundred, 
the time, if any, allowed for meals. The employment of 
any such person at any time other than as stated in said 
printed notice shall be deemed a violation of this section 
unless it appears that such employment was to make up 
time lost on a previous day of the same week in con- 
sequence of the stopping of machinery upon which such 
person was employed or dependent for employment; but 
no stopping of machinery for less than thirty consecutive 



Proviso. 



Printed notice 
of hours' 
work required 
to be posted, 
etc. 



82 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 111. 



Extraordinary 

emergency, 

etc. 



G. L. 149, § 57, 
amended. 



minutes shall justify such overtime employment, nor shall 
such overtime employment be authorized until a written 
report of the day and hour of its occurrence and its duration 
is sent to the department, nor shall such overtime employ- 
ment be authorized because of the stopping of machinery 
for the celebration of any holiday. Every employer 
engaged in furnishing public service, or in any other kind 
of business in respect to which the department shall find 
that public necessity or convenience requires the employ- 
ment of children or women by shifts during different 
periods or parts of the day, shall post and keep posted in 
such manner as the commissioner may require in a con- 
spicuous place in every room where such persons are 
employed a printed notice stating separately the hours 
of employment for each shift or tour of duty and the amount 
of time allowed for meals. A list by name of the employees, 
stating in which shift each is employed, shall be kept on 
file at each place of employment for inspection by em- 
ployees and by officers charged with the enforcement of 
the law. In cases of extraordinary emergency or extraor- 
dinary public requirement, this section shall not apply 
to employers engaged in public service or in other kinds 
of business in which shifts may be required as hereinbefore 
stated; but in such cases no employment in excess of the 
hours hereby authorized shall be considered as legalized 
until a written report of the day and hour of its occurrence 
and its duration is sent to the department. 

Section 2. Section fifty-seven of said chapter one 
hundred and forty-nine is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the fifth line, the words "the notice" and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — or keep posted any notice as. 

Approved March 23, 1932. 



Chaj).\\\ An Act authorizing the county of Worcester to 

BORROW MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING TEMPORARY 
LOANS ISSUED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE WORCESTER 
COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of funding such part of 
the temporary loans issued for the acquisition of land for 
and the construction, original equipping and furnishing 
of the Worcester county tuberculosis hospital as shall not 
have been paid from. the proceeds of assessments to be 
made therefor against the municipalities of the Worcester 
county tuberculosis hospital district, including interest 
on renewal notes on account of such loans and on temporary 
funding notes issued as hereinafter authorized and all 
expenses incurred in connection with preparing, issuing and 
marketing such renewal and temporary notes, the county 
commissioners of Worcester county may borrow on the 
credit of the county such sum as may be necessary, and 



Worcester 
county com- 
missioners may 
borrow money 
for purpose of 
funding tem- 
porary loans 
issued for con- 
struction of 
the Worcester 
County Tuber- 
culosis 
Hospital. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 111. 83 

the county treasurer thereof, on request of said county 
commissioners, shall issue bonds or notes of the county 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words: — 
"Worcester County Tuberculosis Hospital Funding Loan, Worcester 
Act of 1932. Said bonds or notes shall be issued as a single Tuberculosis 
loan and shall be payable by such annual payments ""Xoai^Act^" 
beginning not more than one year from the date of such of 1932. ' 
loan as will extinguish the same in not more than fifteen 
years from said date and so that the amount of such annual 
payment in any year shall not be less than the amount Payment of 
of the principal of the loan payable in any subsequent '"^°'®*''- 
year. The maturities of such bonds or notes shall be so 
arranged that assessments for the payment of the principal 
thereof against each municipality liable thereto shall be 
payable by it as hereinafter provided. The county 
may sell 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. 
The aggregate amount necessary to make full payment Appnrtion- 
of the principal of said bonds or notes shall be apportioned S^U^fhfes, 
among the municipalities which file elections under section ^^''■ 
two, in proportion to their then unpaid outstanding as- 
sessments on account of said hospital or so much thereof 
as they elect to have funded hereby, and the amount so 
apportioned to each such municipality shall be payable 
by it over the term of such loan or such lesser period as 
may have been specified by it under said section two, by 
annual assessments equal in amount as nearly as may be, 
having due regard for the proper fixing of the denominations 
of the securities evidencing said loan and for other factors. 
Amounts necessary to meet payments on account of in- 
terest on such bonds or notes shall be so apportioned 
among such municipalities that each will pay an amount 
equal to the interest on the amount of principal so ap- 
portioned to it which is outstanding during the year irri- 
mediately preceding each payment of principal. All 
sums necessary during any year to meet interest payments 
on said bonds or notes and payments on account of the 
principal thereof as the same mature shall be assessed in 
January of that year with the assessments for maintenance 
made in accordance with section eighty-five of chapter 
one hundred and eleven of the General Laws and shall 
be collected in the same manner as therein provided. 

Any sums necessary to meet expenses incurred in con- Certain ex- 
nection with preparing, issuing and marketing such bonds apponio^ne^. 
or notes shall be apportioned among such municipahties 
in the same proportion as their aggregate payments of 
principal aforesaid and shall be included in the assess- 
ments authorized hereby. 

The said county commissioners may from time to time County com- 
borrow on the credit of the county to meet interest pay- "orriTw on ™^^ 
ments on the bonds or notes hereinbefore authorized and credit of 
payments on account of the principal thereof, pending the ''°"°^^' ^^°' 



84 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 112. 



Conditions as 
to participa- 
tion in benefits 
provided by 
section 1. 



County treas- 
urer may issue 
temporary 
notes of 
coimty, etc. 



Certain 
powers of 
county com- 
missioners not 
affected. 

Effective upon 
acceptance. 



receipt of assessments therefor, and said county treasurer, 
on the request of said county commissioners, shall issue 
temporary notes of the county therefor. 

Section 2. A municipality of the said hospital district 
shall be entitled to participate in the benefits provided 
by section one only if it files with said county commissioners, 
not later than April fifteenth, nineteen hundred and thirty- 
three, an election that all or any specified portion of its 
then outstanding assessments on account of said hospital 
be funded as herein authorized, executed, in case of a city, 
in accordance with a vote of its city council approved by 
the mayor thereof or, in case of a town, in accordance with 
a vote of its town meeting, and any such municipality 
may specify in such election a lesser period, than the 
maximum term provided for the funding loan authorized 
hereby, for the payment by it of assessments on account 
of such loan. 

Section 3. The county treasurer, with the approval 
of the county commissioners, may issue temporary notes 
of the county, payable in not more than one year from 
their dates, in anticipation of the issue of serial bonds or 
notes under this act, 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 act. Any notes issued in anticipation 
of the serial bonds or notes shall be paid from the proceeds 
thereof. 

Section 4. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
affect the present powers of the county commissioners 
under section eighty-two of chapter one hundred and 
eleven of the General Laws. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, 
if accepted prior to July first of the current year by the 
county commissioners of Worcester county. 

Approved March 23, 1932. 



Chap. 112 An Act relative to investments by savings banks in 

BONDS OF THE BOSTON ELEVATED RAILWAY COMPANY 
MATURING DURING PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION 
OF SAID COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The clause entitled "Fourth" of section fifty-four of 
chapter one hundred and sixty-eight of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting (a) after said title "Fourth", 
— so that the same shall read: — Fourth, (a), — and by 
adding at the end of said clause the following new sub- 
investmentB by divisiou : — (6) In legally authorized bonds of the Boston 
bSof^B^^in Elevated Railway Company provided that such bonds 
Railway' mature during the period of public management and 

Company, etc. Operation of said company under chapter one hundred and 



G. L. 168, J 54, 
el. Fourth, 
amended. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 113, 114. 



85 



fifty-nine of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and 
eighteen as amended, or in case the requirements of the 
preceding sub-division (a) are complied with. 

Approved March 23, 1932. 



An Act requiring the furnishing of information to Qhdj) ^Q 

THE COMMISSIONER OF STATE AID AND PENSIONS BY ^' 

CERTAIN BANKS AND OTHER DEPOSITORIES RELATIVE TO 
CERTAIN DEPOSITS THEREIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Chapter one hundred and fifteen of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after section two the 
following new section : — Section 2 A . A treasurer of a 
savings bank, institution for savings, national bank, trust 
company, co-operative bank, benefit association, insurance 
company or safe deposit company who, upon request in 
writing signed by the commissioner, or his duly authorized 
agent, unreasonably refuses to inform him of the amount 
deposited in the corporation or association to the credit of 
a person named in such request who is a recipient of aid 
or relief under this chapter or an applicant therefor, or who 
wilfully renders false information in reply to such request, 
shall forfeit fifty dollars to the use of the commonwealth. 

Approved March 23, 1932. 



G. L. 115, new 
section after 
5 2. 

Certain banks 
and other 
depositories 
required to 
furnish in- 
formation to 
the commis- 
sioner of state 
aid and pen- 
sions relative 
to certain de- 
posits. 



An Act extending the provisions of certain laws to 
veterans of the indian wars. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fifty-two of chapter thirty-two of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "war" in the first line the words: — or of the Indian 
wars, — so as to read as follows: — Section 52. A veteran 
of the civil war or of the Indian wars who has been in the 
service of any city or town for ten years, if incapacitated 
for active duty, may be retired from active service by the 
city council or the selectmen at one half the rate of the 
average compensation paid to him during the two years 
immediately preceding his retirement. 

Section 2. Section fifty-three of said chapter thirty- 
two is hereby amended by inserting after the word "war" 
in the first line the words: — or of the Indian wars, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 53. A veteran of the civil 
war or of the Indian wars who is employed jointly by two 
municipalities, if incapacitated for active duty, may be 
retired from active service by the joint action of the govern- 
ing bodies thereof, whether the city council or selectmen, 
as the case may be, at one half the rate of the average com- 
pensation paid to him during the two years immediately 
preceding his retirement, one half of the said retiring com- 
pensation to be paid by each of the municipalities employing 



C/iap.ll4 



G. L. 32, § 52, 
amended. 



Pensions of 
veterans of 
civil war or 
of the Indian 
wars in muni- 
cipal service. 



G. L. 32, § 53, 
amended. 



Pensions of 
veterans of 
civil war or 
of the Indian 
wars employed 
jointly by two 
municipalities. 



86 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 114. 



Proviso. 



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



Cities and 
towns may 
appropriate 
money for 
decoration of 
soldiers' graves 
and for observ- 
ance of 

Memorial Day 
and other patri- 
otic holidays 
under auspices 
of certain war 
veterans' or- 
ganizations, 
etc. 



him; provided, that no veteran shall be retired under 
this section unless he has been in the service of the two 
municipalities, as aforesaid, for a period of not less than 
ten years preceding the time of his retirement. But a 
period of employment by either one of said municipalities 
immediately preceding his employment by both jointly 
shall be reckoned as a part of the said ten years. 

Section 3. Clause (12) of section five of chapter forty 
of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 
three hundred and forty-eight of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and thirty-one, is hereby further amended by 
striking out, in the fourth hne, the word "or" the first 
time it occurs therein and inserting in place thereof a 
comma, — and by inserting after the word "rebellion" 
in said fourth line the words: — or the Indian wars, — so 
as to read as follows: — (12) For erecting headstones or 
other monuments at the graves of persons who served in 
the war of the revolution, the war of eighteen hundred and 
twelve, the Seminole war, the Mexican war, the war of the 
rebellion or the Indian wars or who served in the military 
or naval service of the United States in the Spanish Ameri- 
can war or in the World war; for acquiring land by purchase 
or by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine, pur- 
chasing, erecting, equipping or dedicating buildings, or 
constructing or dedicating other suitable memorials, for 
the purpose of properly commemorating the services and 
sacrifices of persons who served as aforesaid; for the deco- 
ration of the graves, monuments or other memorials of 
soldiers, sailors and marines who served in the army, navy 
or marine corps of the United States in time of war or 
insurrection and the proper observance of Memorial Day 
and other patriotic holidays under the auspices of the local 
posts of the Grand Army of the Republic, United Spanish 
War Veterans, The American Legion and the Veterans of 
Foreign Wars of the United States and under the auspices 
of the Kearsarge Association of Naval Veterans, Inc. 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 Revo- 
lution and of local detachments of the Marine Corps 
League, and of a local camp of the Sons of Union Veterans 
of the Civil War or a local tent of The Daughters 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 RepubHc; 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 pohcemen 
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 fire- 
men's association or similar organization. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 115. 



87 



O. L. 59. § 5, 
cl. Twenty- 
ihird, etc., 
amended. 



Certain exemp- 
tions from 
taxation 
granted to 
certain vet- 
erans and 
their wives and 



widows. 



Section 4, Clause Twenty-third of section five of 
chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws, as amended by 
chapter one hundred and eighty-nine of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and thirty, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "rebellion" in the third line the 
words: — , in the Indian wars, — so as to read as follows: — 
Twenty-third, Soldiers and sailors who served in the 
military or naval service of the United States in the war 
of the rebellion, in the Indian wars, in the Spanish war, 
in the Philippine insurrection or in the Chinese relief 
expedition, and were honorably discharged or honorably 
released therefrom shall be assessed for, but shall be ex- 
empt at their request from the payment of, a poll tax, and, 
if they are not entitled to exemption under the preceding 
clause, their property, and the property of their wives or 
widows, shall be exempt from taxation to the amount of 
one thousand dollars in the case of each person; provided. Provisos 
that the combined exemption of such a soldier or sailor and 
his wife shall not exceed one thousand dollars, and provided, 
further, that the combined estate, real and personal, of 
the person so exempted and of the husband or wife of such 
person does not exceed in value the sum of five thousand 
dollars, exclusive of the value of- the mortgage interest 
held by persons other than the person to be exempted in 
such mortgaged real estate as may be included in said com- 
bined estate ; but if, said combined estate being less than five 
thousand dollars, the sum total thereof and of such mort- 
gage interest exceeds one thousand dollars, the amount 
so exempted shall be one thousand dollars. If the property 
of a person entitled to such exemption is taxable in more 
than one town, or partly without the commonwealth, 
only such proportion of the one thousand dollars exemption 
shall be made in any town as the value of the property 
taxable in such town bears to the whole of the taxable 
property of such person. The widows of soldiers and 
sailors who served as aforesaid and who lost their lives in 
the war of the rebelHon, in the Spanish war, in the Philip- 
pine insurrection or in the Chinese relief expedition, shall 
be entitled to exemption as specified in the preceding 
clause. No exemption shall be made under this clause 
of the property of a person not a legal resident of the com- 
monwealth. Approved March 23, 1932. 



An Act repealing certain statutory provisions for nh^jj. 1 1 r 

LIENS FOR expenses INCURRED IN REMOVING ABANDONED ^' 



HULKS OR WRECKS LYING ALONG THE WATERFRONT 
EAST BOSTON AND IN CHELSEA CREEK. 



OF 



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



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 116. 



1931, 465, § 3, 
repealed. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter four hundred and sixty-five of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, making pro- 
vision for Hens for expenses incurred in removing abandoned 
hulks or wrecks lying along the waterfront of East Boston 
and in Chelsea creek, is hereby repealed. 

Approved March 28, 1932. 



1927, 321, § 2G, 
amended. 



Filing of peti- 
tion in equity 
by any church 
or religious 
society in 
towns of Dana, 
Enfield, Green- 
wich, New 
Salem, Pelham 
or Prescott for 
discontinuance 
of services of 
worship, etc. 



C/iai). 116 An Act relative to the winding up and dissolution of 

CERTAIN CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS SOCIETIES AFFECTED 
BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF RESERVOIRS AND OTHER WORKS 
IN THE SWIFT RIVER VALLEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-six of chapter three hundred 
and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"Salem" in the second line the following: — , Pelham, — 
and also by striking out, in the third line, the word "five" 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — ten, — so that 
the first sentence will read as follows: — Any church or 
religious society established in the towns of Dana, Enfield, 
Greenwich, New Salem, Pelham or Prescott may within 
ten years from the passage of this act file in the probate 
court or in the supreme judicial court for the county in 
which such town is located a petition in equity representing 
that by reason of the construction of the reservoirs and 
other works contemplated by this act it will be impracti- 
cable for such church or religious society thereafter to 
continue its services of worship or otherwise to carry out 
the purposes for which it was estabhshed and thereupon, 
after such notice to the attorney general and other persons 
interested as the court in which such petition is filed may 
direct, said court may authorize such church or religious 
society to convey by deed all property real and personal 
held by it for its own purposes or upon any trust (including 
the beneficial interest in any trust property held for the 
benefit of such church or religious society, also any and 
all contingent rights and interests and any right to damages 
vested in such church or religious society under the terms 
of chapter three hundred and seventy-five of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six or under the terms of 
this act) to such appropriate person or corporation as the 
court may determine, to be held and administered by such 
person or corporation in such manner and upon such trusts 
as the court may designate and may further direct that 
upon the making of such conveyance and upon the filing of a 
certified copy of the deed and of the decree authorizing 
the same in the office of the secretary of the common- 
wealth such church or rehgious corporation shall be deemed 
to be dissolved. 

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

Approved March 28, 1932. 



Authorization 
by court of 
conveyance by 
deed of all real 
and personal 
property, etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 117. 



89 



Emergency 
ineamble. 



G. L. 152, § 12. 
etc., amended. 



An Act relative to the effect of certain agreements QJid^ W] 
OF the parties in workmen's compensation cases on 
the finality of certain subsequent findings of the 
industrial accident board. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would, in 
part, defeat 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 twelve of chapter one hundred and fifty-two 
of the General Laws, as amended by chapter two hundred 
and forty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"board" in the first line of the paragraph inserted by said 
chapter two hundred and forty-six the words: — it appears 
that compensation has been paid under an agreement of 
the parties or when in any such case, — so that said 
paragraph Vv^ill read as follows: — When in any case before 
the board it appears that compensation has been paid under 
an agreement of the parties or when in any such case there 
appears of record a finding that the employee is entitled 
to compensation, no subsequent finding by the board or 
by a member thereof discontinuing compensation on the 
ground that the employee's incapacity has ceased shall be 
considered final as a matter of fact or res judicata as a 
matter of law, and such employee or his dependents, in 
the event of his death, may have further hearings as to 
whether his incapacity or death is or was the result of the 
injuries for which he received compensation; provided, 
that if the board shall determine that the petition for such 
a rehearing is without merit and frivolous, the employee 
or his dependents shall not thereafter be entitled to file 
any subsequent petition therefor except for cause shown 
and in the discretion of the member to whom such sub- 
sequent petition may be referred, and that, in the event 
of the death of the employee, such a petition for a re- 
hearing shall be filed within three months from the time 
of his decease and within one year from the date of the 
finding terminating his compensation. 

Section 2. This act shall apply to cases wherein com- 
pensation has been paid in pursuance of findings or agree- 
ments of the parties made subsequent to January first, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five. 

Approved March 28, 1932. 



Effect of 
certain agree- 
ments of the 
parties in 
workmen's 
compensation 
cases on the 
finality of 
certain subse- 
quent findings 
of the indus- 
trial accident 
board. 



Proviso 



Application of 
act. 



90 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 118, 119. 



G. L. 3S, § S, 
amended. 

Holding of 
inquests in 
case of deaths 
by violence 
and otherwise. 



Chap. lis An Act relative to the holding of inquests in case 

. OF DEATHS BY VIOLENCE AND OTHERWISE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter thirty-eight of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out section eight and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 8. The 
court or justice may thereupon hold an inquest. The 
attorney general or the district attorney may, notwith- 
standing the fact that no action has been taken by the 
medical examiner under section six, or that no notification 
that the death may have been caused by the act or negli- 
gence of another has been given to the court or justice 
under section seven, require an inquest to be held in case 
of any death supposed to have been caused by external 
means. The court or justice shall give seasonable notice 
of the time and place of the inquest to the department of 
public utilities in any case of death by accident upon a 
railroad, electric railroad, street railway, or railroad for 
private use, and to the department of public works in any 
case of death in which a motor vehicle is involved. All 
persons not required by law to attend may be excluded 
from the inquest. The district attorney or any person 
designated by him may attend the inquest and examine 
the witnesses, who may be kept separate so that they can- 
not converse with each other until they have been ex- 
amined. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on September 
first of the current year. Approved March 28, 1932. 



Effective date. 



G. L. 164, new 
section after 
§ 105. 

Storage, trans- 
portation and 
distribution of 
gas regulated. 



C/iap. 119 An Act to regulate the storage, transportation and 

DISTRIBUTION OF GAS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and sixty-four of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after section one hundred 
and five the following new section: — Section 105 A. 
Authority to regulate and control the storage, transpor- 
tation and distribution of gas and the pressure under 
which these operations may respectively be carried on is 
hereby vested in the department. Upon the filing with the 
department of a written complaint of the mayor of the city 
or selectmen of the town where a gas company is operating, 
or of twenty of its consumers, either as to the manner in 
which or pressure at which gas is being or shall be stored, 
transported or distributed, the department shall notify 
said company by leaving at its office a copy of such com- 
plaint, and shall thereupon, after notice, give a public 
hearing to such petitioner and said company, and after 
said hearing may make such order, if any, as it may deem 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 120, 121. 91 

necessary. Such order may likewise be made by the 
department after notice and hearing as aforesaid upon its 
own motion or on petition of the company. 

Approved March 28, 1932. 

An Act authorizing the metropolitan transit council phnj. i on 

TO INCUR EXPENSES FOR STENOGRAPHIC AND CLERICAL t ' 

WORK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter three hundred and 1929, 383, § 3, 
eighty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- ^'^ended. 
nine is hereby amended by inserting after the word "sec- 
retary" in the fifth Hne the following: — , and may incur 
expenses, not exceeding one thousand dollars per annum, 
for stenographic and clerical work, which shall be paid 
by the district as a part of its current expenses, — so that 
the first paragraph of said section will read as follows: — 
The metropolitan transit council, hereinafter called the Metropolitan 
council, is hereby established to consist of the mayors and establishment^' 
chairmen of the boards of selectmen of all cities and towns membership. ' 
of the district. The council shall annually organize by Annual organ- 
the election of a chairman and a secretary, and may incur '2;ation. 
expenses, not exceeding one thousand dollars per annum, Expenses, 
for stenographic and clerical work, which shall be paid by 
the district as a part of its current expenses. In voting voting. 
in the council each mayor and chairman of a board of 
selectmen shall have one vote for each one hundred million 
dollars, or fraction thereof, of the amount of property 
as last previously established by the general court for their 
respective cities and towns as a basis of apportionment 
for state and county taxes, and action shall be only by a 
two thirds vote of the total number of votes so authorized. 
All votes authorized by this act to be taken by the council 
in behalf of the district shall be signed by the chairman 
and secretary of the council and filed with the state sec- 
retary. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage; stenographic 
and all stenographic and clerical work heretofore per- tork heretofore 
formed on behalf of the metropolitan transit council shall performed, by 
be paid by the metropolitan transit district in the manner ^ °™ ^^' " 
provided in section twelve of said chapter three hundred 
and eighty-three. Approved March 28, 1932. 

An Act extending the time within which the city of fh^jj) 19] 

WORCESTER MAY BORROW MONEY FOR CERTAIN STREET ^' 

IMPROVEMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and 1927, 190, § 1. 
ninety of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven ^'^^'"^^'^■ 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the sixth line, the 



92 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 122. 



City of 

Worcester may 
borrow money 
for certain 
street im- 
provements. 



Worcester 
Street Im- 
provement 
Loan, Act of 
1927. 



word "five" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
seven, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. For the 
purpose of paying land damages arising out of the laying 
out, widening and constructing of Chandler street, Murray 
avenue extension, Grafton street, Madison street ex- 
tension and Salem street, the city of Worcester may borrow, 
from time to time within a period of seven years from the 
passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not 
exceeding, in the aggregate, two milhon dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Worcester Street Improvement Loan, Act 
of 1927. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate 
loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more than 
ten years from their dates, but no loan shall be authorized 
under this act unless a sum equal to an amount not less 
than ten per cent of the loan so authorized is voted for 
the same purpose to be provided from taxes or other 
sources of revenue of the year when authorized. Indebted- 
ness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the amount 
authorized by chapter two hundred and eleven of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, as amended 
by chapter one hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of 
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 30, 1932. 



ChaV 122 "^^ ^^"^ AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKS TO 
BORROW FUNDS FOR THE PAYMENT OF DIVIDENDS IN 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Payment of 
dividends in 
liquidation of 
certain closed 
banks by com- 
missioner of 
banlcs. 



LIQUIDATION OF CERTAIN CLOSED BANKS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose to afford immediate relief to depositors 
in closed banks, 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 L The commissioner of banks, hereinafter 
called the commissioner, is hereby authorized to pay to 
creditors entitled thereto, from time to time, out of the 
proceeds of loans made as provided in section two, divi- 
dends in the liquidation of any bank, trust company or 
other corporation, the property and business of which is 
in his possession under sections twenty-two to thirty-six, 
inclusive, of chapter one hundred and sixtj''-seven of the 
General Laws, hereinafter referred to as such bank, in 
which case dividends shall be paid as hereinafter provided 
and otherwise subject to the provisions of general law. 
During such time as any loan made on behalf of any such 
bank under said section two is outstanding, no dividend 
from funds received from ordinary liquidation shall be 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 123. 93 

paid, and the aggregate of dividends paid to the creditors 
of such bank, including dividends paid wholly or in part 
from funds received from ordinary liquidation, shall not 
exceed twenty-five per cent of the total amount payable 
to its creditors, and such dividends may be paid at such 
time or times as the silpreme judicial court for the county 
of Suffolk or for the county in which such bank has its 
principal office may authorize or direct. 

Section 2. For the purpose of paying dividends in commissioner 
the liquidation of any such bank as provided in section [^n^XTpIy- 
one, the commissioner is hereby authorized in his discretion mentofdivi- 
to borrow from time to time, within a period of two years ^" ''' ^ *^" 
from the passage of this act, from such sources as he deems 
advisable, such sum or sums, for such periods, at such rates 
of interest and upon such terms and subject to such pro- 
visions as he shall determine and as the supreme judicial 
court for the county of Suffolk or for the county in which 
such bank has its principal place of business shall authorize; 
and as security therefor may pledge and assign any or all Assets of bank 
the assets of such bank. *^ security. 

Section 3. Nothing contained in this act shall, unless Certain powers 
otherwise expressly provided therein, be deemed to abridge °ione™^" 
any power or authority conferred upon the commissioner at>"dged. 
by said chapter one hundred and sixty-seven or any other 
provision of law. Approved March 30, 1932. 



An Act further regulating lights on motor vehicles. Chav 123 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seven of chapter ninety of the o. l. 90. §7, 
General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter forty- ®'''' amended. 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in lines fifty-one 
to fifty-six, inclusive, the words "No headlamp shall be 
used upon any motor vehicle so operated unless such lamp 
is equipped with a lens or other device, approved by the 
registrar, designed to prevent glaring rays. No rear lamp 
shall be used upon any motor vehicle so operated unless 
approved by the registrar" and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — No headlamp or rear lamp shall be used 
on any motor vehicle so operated, and no device which 
obstructs, reflects or alters the beam of such headlamp 
shall be used in connection therewith, unless approved 
by the registrar, — and by striking out, in the fifty-seventh 
line, the words "lens, or other device" and inserting in 
place thereof the word : — headlamp, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 7. Every motor vehicle operated in Brakes on 
or upon any way shall be provided with brakes adequate motor vehicles. 
to control the movement of such vehicle and conforming 
to rules and regulations made by the registrar, and such 
brakes shall at all times be maintained in good working 
order. Every automobile shall be provided with at least 



94 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 123. 



Other equip 
inent. 



Lights. 



Parking lights. 



two braking systems, each with a separate means of ap- 
pHcation, each operating directly or indirectly on at least 
two wheels and each of which shall suffice alone to stop 
said automobile within a proper distance as defined in said 
Proviso. rules and regulations; provided, that if said systems are 

connected, combined or have any part in common, such 
systems shall be so constructed that a breaking of any one 
element thereof will not leave the automobile without 
brakes acting directly or indirectly on at least two wheels. 
One braking system shall be so constructed that it can be 
set to hold the automobile stationary. Every motor cycle 
shall be provided with at least one brake adequate to stop 
it within a proper distance as defined as aforesaid. Every 
motor vehicle so operated shall be provided with a muffler 
or other suitable device to prevent unnecessary noise and 
with a suitable bell, horn or other means of signalling, 
and with suitable lamps; and automobiles shall be provided 
with a lock, a key or other device to prevent such vehicle 
from being set in motion by unauthorized persons, or 
otherwise, contrary to the will of the owner or person in 
charge thereof. Every automobile operated during the 
period from one half an hour after sunset to one half an 
hour before sunrise shall display at least two white lights, 
or hghts of yellow or amber tint, or, if parked within the 
limits of a way, one white light on the side of the auto- 
mobile nearer the centre of the way, and every motor 
cycle so operated at least one white fight, or fight of yellow 
or amber tint, and every such motor cycle with a side-car 
attached, in addition, one such light on the front of the 
side-car, and every motor truck, trailer and commercial 
motor vehicle used solely as such, having a carrying ca- 
pacity of three tons or over, in addition, a gi'een light 
attached to the extreme left of the front of such vehicle, 
so attached and adjusted as to indicate the extreme left 
lateral extension of the vehicle or load, which shall in all 
cases aforesaid be visible not less than two hundred feet 
in the direction toward which the vehicle is proceeding 
or facing; and every such motor vehicle shall display at 
Proviso. least one red light in the reverse direction; provided, that 

an automobile need display no light when parked within 
the limits of a way in a space in which unlighted parking 
is permitted by the rules or regulations of the board or 
officer having control of such way. Every automobile 
so operated shall have a rear light so placed as to show a 
red light from behind and a white light so arranged as 
to illuminate and not obscure the rear register number. 
Headlamps No headlamp or rear lamp shall be used on any motor 
a'^'^rot^Vb"^^ ' vehicle so operated, and no device which obstructs, reflects 
registrar, etc. Or alters the beam of such headlamp shall be used in con- 
nection therewith, unless approved by the registrar. 
Application for the approval of a headlamp, or of a rear 
lamp, accompanied by a fee of fifty dollars, may be made 
to the registrar by any manufacturer thereof or dealer 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 124, 125. 



95 



therein. Every automobile used for the carriage of Mirrors or 
passengers for hire, and every commercial motor vehicle reflectors. 
or motor truck, so constructed, equipped or loaded that 
the person operating the same is prevented from having 
a constantly free and unobstructed view of the high- 
way immediately in the rear, shall have attached to the 
vehicle a mirror or reflector so placed and adjusted as 
to afford the operator a clear, reflected view of the high- 
way in the rear of the vehicle. 

Section 2. Headlamp lenses and devices designed to use of head- 
prevent glaring rays and approved prior to the effective a^iJ^'alfvices 
date of this act by the registrar of motor vehicles may be approved prior 
used upon motor vehicles so long as such approval con- datVof act, 
tinues in force, notwithstanding the provisions of section permitted, etc. 
one of this act. Approved March 30, 1932. 

An Act granting certain immunities and privileges QJid^ 124 

TO POLICE officers WHEN ACTING IN OTHER MUNICIPALI- 
TIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section ninety-nine of chapter forty-one of the General o. l. 41, §99, 
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word *'"^'^'^®'^- 
"process" in the fourth line the following: — , and, while 
exercising such authority within such limits, shall have the 
same immunities and privileges as when acting within 
their respective cities and towns, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 99. A mayor or selectmen may, upon service of 
the requisition of the mayor or selectmen of another city or Pn othe°r^1aces 
town, provide police officers, who shall have the authority ''^ requisition. 
of constables and police officers within the limits of such 
city or town, except as to the service of civil process, and, 
while exercising such authority within such limits, shall 
have the same immunities and privileges as when acting 
within their respective cities and towns; and the city or 
town providing said officers shall be entitled to receive 
from such city or town the amount paid to them for their 
services, including their necessary travehng expenses. 

Approved March 30, 1932. 



Chap.125 



An Act relative to appropriations by the city of 
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 Q^tonf^ir 
specified in section three of chapter four hundred and eighty- municipal 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, make appro- ^'^^^°''^^- 
priations for municipal purposes to be raised by tax- 
ation for the financial year ending December thirty-first, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-two, not exceeding the sum 
of eighteen dollars on each one thousand dollars of the 



96 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 126, 127. 



valuation upon which the appropriations by the city 
council are based and, in case the amount available for its 
public welfare relief requirements out of the appropriations 
hereinbefore authorized is insufficient to meet such require- 
ments, and to the extent of such insufficiency only, may in 
like manner make further appropriations as aforesaid, not 
in any event exceeding one dollar on each one thousand 
dollars of the valuation aforesaid. 

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

Approved March 31, 1932. 



Chav.l2Q ^^ ^c;t relative to the annual meeting of the Mon- 
tague LIGHTING DISTRICT IN THE CURRENT YEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The annual meeting of the Montague 



Annual meet- 
ing of the 
Montague 
Lighting Dis- 
trict in the 
current year. 



Lighting District may, in the current year, be held on such 
day in March or April as may be designated by vote of 
its prudential committee, but otherwise shall be held in 
compliance with all laws and by-laws governing annual 
meetings of said district. 

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

Approved March 31, 1932. 



Chap. 121 An Act changing the designation of state normal 

SCHOOLS TO state TEACHERS COLLEGES. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



State normal 
school?, desig- 
nation changed. 
G. L. 29, § 31, 
etc., amended. 



Payment of 
salaries of 
teachers and 
supervisors em- 
ployed in 
schools or col- 
leges within 
department of 
education. 



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 pres- 
ervation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The several state normal schools shall here- 
after be known as state teachers colleges. 

Section 2. Section thirty-one of chapter twenty-nine 
of the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter 
one hundred and eighty-three of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "school" in the third line of the 
sentence inserted by said section one the words : — or 
college, — so that said sentence will read as follows: — 
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, 
the annual salary of each teacher and each supervisor em- 
ployed in any school or college within the department of 
education, whose regular service is rendered from Sep- 
tember first to June thirtieth, shall be for his service for 
the number of weeks estabHshed by the department for 
such school to be in session during said period, payable, 
however, in equal instalments on the first day of each 
month, and the amount earned and unpaid at the time of 
his resignation, retirement, death or entry on leave of 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 127. 97 

absence shall be paid forthwith to the persons entitled 
thereto. 

Section 3. Section six of chapter sixty-nine of the o. l. 69, § 6. 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the ^'"^°^®'^- 
second and third hnes, the words "or normal school" 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — school or 
teachers college, — so as to read as follows: — ■ Section 6. Department 
The department shall receive applications for the position appUcaUons 
of teacher from graduates of good moral character of any ^oajtlons^"' 
high school or teachers college in this commonwealth, 
or of any other school deemed by the department to be of 
equal grade, or of any reputable college. Such an ap- 
plication shall contain the applicant's name and address, 
and, briefly, his experience and qualifications. The depart- 
ment, without charge, shall communicate with the various 
school committees and with the applicants themselves 
with a view to securing such positions. 

Section 4. Section eight of chapter sixty-nine of the g. l. eo, § s. 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the ^™^°^^'^- 
fifth line, the words "normal school" and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — teachers college, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 8. For the purposes of such Use of school 
courses, the department may, with the consent of the school unli'i'r^fty ex- 
committee or other proper officials and subject to rules ^^^f°^^^l^ 
and regulations by them prescribed, use the school or other courses. ^ 
public buildings and grounds of a town, but without inter- 
ference or inconsistency with their customary uses; also 
the teachers college buildings and grounds, and, with the 
consent of the officers in charge, other school buildings 
owned or controlled by the commonwealth. It may also 
arrange for the use of such other buildings, grounds and 
facilities, paying such rent therefor, as the conduct of 
such courses may require. 

Section 5. Section two of chapter seventy of the g. l. 7o, § 2, 
General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter four ^^'^■' ^"^^"^ed. 
hundred and twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, is hereby further amended by inserting after 
the word "school" in the sixth line the words: — , teachers 
college, — by inserting after the word "or" in the seventh 
line the word : — other, — by inserting after the word 
"school" in the fourteenth line the words: — , teachers 
college, — and by striking out, in the sixteenth line, the 
word "or" where it occurs the second time and inserting 
in place thereof the words : — , teachers college or other, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 2. For each such person Distribution of 
employed for full time service for the entire school year, ^chooi funds. 
such reimbursement shall be as follows: 

(1) Two hundred dollars for every person so employed Reimburse- 
who received as salary not less than nine hundred and fifty Siuime'^serv" 
dollars and who is a graduate of an approved normal school, i^ce of teachers, 
teachers college or other college and had taught on full 
time at least two years previous to said year or whose 



98 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 127. 



G. L. 70, § 6, 
etc., amended. 



No reim- 
bursement on 
acrount of 
salaries of 
teachers in 
state aided 
vocational 
schools, etc. 
Reimburse- 
ment on ac- 
count of 
teachers em- 
ployed in 
certain prac- 
tice schools, 
etc. 



G. L. 70, § 18, 
amended. 



Todd Fund. 



G. L. 71, § 58, 
etc., amended. 



Department 
to furnish test 
cards, blanks, 
etc. 



preparation and teaching experience are accepted as 
equivalent. 

(2) One hundred and fifty dollars for every person so 
employed not included in paragraph (1) who received as 
salary not less than eight hundred and fifty dollars and 
(a) has satisfactorily completed one year of professional 
training in an approved normal school, teachers college 
or teachers' training school, and had taught on full time 
at least three years previous to said year; or (b) is a graduate 
of an approved normal school, teachers college or other 
college, and had taught on full time for at least one year 
previous to said year; or (c) whose preparation and teaching 
experience are accepted as equivalent. 

(3) One hundred dollars for every person so employed 
and not included in paragraphs (1) or (2) who received as 
salary not less than seven hundred and fifty dollars. 

Section 6. Section six of chapter seventy of the General 
Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred and ninety of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the second line of the 
last sentence as appearing in said chapter one hundred 
and ninety, the words "normal school" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — teachers college, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 6. No town shall be entitled 
to reimbursement under Part I of this chapter on account 
of salaries paid to teachers whose employment in state 
aided vocational schools or departments, continuation 
schools or Americanization classes entitle the town to state 
reimbursement. For every teacher in a practice school 
connected with a state teachers college, a part of whose 
salary is paid or reimbursed by the commonwealth, the 
town's reimbursement under this chapter shall be based 
on that part of the salary paid by the town, but shall 
otherwise be in accordance with this chapter. 

Section 7. Section eighteen of said chapter seventy 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the third fine, the 
words ''normal schools" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — teachers colleges, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 18. The income of the Todd Fund shall be 
paid to the department of education, and applied by it 
to specific objects, in connection with the teachers colleges, 
not provided for by appropriation. 

Section 8. Section fifty-eight of chapter seventy-one 
of the General Laws, as amended by section seventy-one 
of chapter four hundred and twenty-six of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-one, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in the sixth line, the words "normal schools" 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — teachers col- 
leges, — so as to read as follows: — Section 58. The 
department, after consultation with the department of 
pubhc health, shall prescribe and furnish to school com- 
mittees suitable rules of instruction, test cards, blanks, 
record books and other useful appliances for accomplishing 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 127. 99 

the purposes of sections fifty-three to fifty-seven, inclusive, 
and may annually expend therefor a sum not exceeding 
eight hundred dollars, and shall provide for pupils in the 
teachers colleges instruction and practice in the best 
methods of testing the sight and hearing of children. 

Section 9. Chapter seventy-three of the General g. l. 73, title 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the title thereof, amended. 
the words "normal schools" and inserting in place thereof 

the words: teachers colleges, so that said title state Teachers 

will read as follows: state teachers colleges. Colleges. 

Section 10. Section one of chapter seventy-three of g. l. 7.3, § 1, 
the General Laws, as amended by chapter six of the acts etc, amended. 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the third line, the words 
"normal schools" and inserting in place thereof the words: 

— teachers colleges, — by striking out, in the sixth line, 
the word "schools" and inserting in place thereof the word: 

— colleges, — and by striking out, in the seventh line, the 
words "normal schools" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — teachers colleges, — so as to read as follows: — 

Section 1 . The department of education, in this chapter state teachers 
called the department, shall have general management •^""^s^^- 
of the state teachers colleges at Barnstable, Bridgewater, 
Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, North Adams, Salem, 
Westfield and Worcester, and the Massachusetts school 
of art at Boston, wherever said colleges may be hereafter 
located, and of any other state teachers colleges hereafter 
established, and of boarding houses connected therewith, 
and may direct the expenditure of money appropriated 
for their maintenance. 

Section IL Section two of said chapter seventy-three is g. l. 73, §2, 
hereby amended by striking out, in the second line, the ^^^nded. 
words "normal school" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — teachers college, — so as to read as follows: — ■ Agricultural • 
Section 2. The department may provide for agricultural NoTttf Adams 
education in the state teachers college at North Adams. Coiiege. 

Section 12. Section three of said chapter seventy- g. l. 73, §3, 
three is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth and amended, 
fifth, in the sixth, in the seventh and eighth, and in the 
eleventh lines, the words "normal schools" and inserting 
in place thereof in each instance, the words: — teachers 
colleges, — so as to read as follows : — Section 3. North Agreements 
Adams, Fitchburg, Lowell and the town of Barnstable andVold''^^ 
shall each make written agreements with the department schools. 
to provide suitable and sufficient school buildings and model 
and practice schools in connection with the training depart- 
ments of state teachers colleges therein. The depart- 
ment may, if requested by towns near state teachers 
colleges, make written agreements with such towns for 
the maintenance of practice schools therein in connection 
with such state teachers colleges, and may provide for 
the payment of part of the compensation of supervising 
teachers employed in such practice schools. This section 



100 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 127. 



G. L. 73. § 4. 
etc., amended. 



Bonds of 
presidents of 
state teachers 
colleges. 



G. L. 73, § 4A, 
amended. 



Certain 
teachers in the 
state teachers 
colleges may 
be granted 
leave of ab- 
sence for study 
or research. 



Proviso. 



shall not prevent the establishment and maintenance of 
model, practice, or training schools in connection with 
state teachers colleges, with or without the co-operation 
of local school authorities. All money payable by towns 
under such agreements shall be paid to the common- 
wealth. 

Section 13. Section four of said chapter seventy-three, 
as amended by section nineteen of chapter four hundred 
and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one and by section sixty of chapter three hundred and sixty- 
two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
is hereby further amended by striking out, in the first line, 
the words "Principals of state normal schools" and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — Presidents of state teachers 
colleges, — so as to read as follows : — Section 4- Presi- 
dents of state teachers colleges shall give bonds in such 
penal sums as the comptroller may prescribe, conditioned 
on the faithful performance of their duties. 

Section 14. Section four A of said chapter seventy- 
three, inserted by chapter one hundred and fifty-eight 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the first line, the words 
"normal school" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
teachers college, — by striking out, in the second line, 
the words "normal schools" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — teachers colleges, — by striking out in the 
sixth line, the words "principal of the school" and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — president of the college, — 
by striking out, in the thirteenth line, the words "normal 
school" and inserting in place thereof the words: — teachers 
college, — and by striking out, in the fourteenth and fifteenth 
lines, the words "normal school" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — teachers college, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section If. A. A teacher in a state teachers 
college who has served as such in the state teachers colleges 
for at least seven years after entering such service or, if a 
leave of absence has previously been granted to him here- 
under, after the termination of the last such leave may, 
upon written recommendation of the president of the 
college wherein he is employed, be granted by the com- 
missioner of education a leave of absence, for study and 
research, for a period of one year at half pay or for a period 
of a half year at full pay for such period; provided, that 
prior to the granting of such leave said teacher shall enter 
into a written agreement with the department that upon 
the termination of such leave he will return to the state 
teachers college service and serve as a teacher in the same 
or another state teachers college for a period equal to twice 
the length of such leave and that, in default of completing 
such service, he will refund to the commonwealth, unless 
excused therefrom by the department for reasons satis- 
factory to it, an amount equal to such proportion of the 
salary received by him while on leave as the amount of 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 127. 



101 



service not actually rendered as agreed bears to the whole 
amount of service agreed to be rendered. 

Section 15. Section five of said chapter seventy-three 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the third line, the 
words "normal schools" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — teachers colleges, — so as to read as follows: 

— Section 5. The department may annually expend, in 
semi-annual payments, not more than four thousand 
dollars in aiding students in state teachers colleges. 

Section 16. Section six of said chapter seventy-three 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the second line, the 
words "normal schools" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — teachers colleges, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 6. Upon payment of tuition fees the department 
may receive students not residents of the commonwealth 
in state teachers colleges. 

Section 17. Section seven of said chapter seventy- 
three, as inserted by chapter ninety-two of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-one and as amended by 
chapter two hundred and seventy-four of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in the fourth line, the words "normal 
school" and inserting in place thereof the words: — teachers 
college, — so as to read as follows: — Section 7. The 
department may grant the degree of Bachelor of Education 
or of Bachelor of Science in Education to any person com- 
pleting a four-year course in a Massachusetts state teachers 
college. 

Section IS. Paragraph (4) of section seven of chapter 
thirty-two of the General Laws, as amended by section 
one of chapter three hundred and sixty-five of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the twelfth line, the words 
"normal schools" and inserting in place thereof the words: 

— state teachers colleges, — so as to read as follows: — 
(4) Teachers in training schools maintained and controlled 
by the department of education shall be considered as 
public school teachers under sections seven to nineteen, 
inclusive, and such a teacher upon becoming a member of 
the association shall thereafter pay assessments based 
upon his total salary including the part paid by the com- 
monwealth; provided, that the total assessments shall not 
exceed in any year the maximum annual assessment estab- 
Hshed by paragraph (2) of section nine. Such assess- 
ments shall be deducted in accordance with rules prescribed 
by the board. This paragraph shall not apply to teachers 
regularly employed in the state teachers colleges and 
therefore subject to sections one to five, inclusive, although 
they devote a part of their time to training school work. 

Approved March 31, 1932. 



G. L. 73, § 5. 
amended. 



Aid to stu- 
dents in state 
teachers col- 
leges. 

G. L. 73, § 6, 
amended. 



Non-resident 
students. 



G.L. 73, §7, 
etc., amended 



Department 
may grant 
certain degrees 
to graduates 
of state teach- 
ers colleges. 



G. L. 32, § 7, 
par. (4), etc., 
amended. 



Teachers' re- 
tirement asso- 
ciation. 
Teachers in 
certain training 
schools to be 
considered 
public school 
teachers, etc. 

Proviso. 



Not applicable 
to certain 
teachers. 



102 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 128, 129. 



Chap. 128 An Act authorizing the town of Plymouth to ap- 
propriate MONEY TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR HOLDING 
IN SAID TOWN THE STATE CONVENTION OF THE VETERANS 
OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES. 



Town of 
Plymouth 
may appro- 
priate money 
to provide 
facilities for 
holding in 
said town the 
state conven- 
tion of the 
Veterans of 
Foreign Wars 
of the United 
States. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Plymouth may appropriate 
a sum, not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, for the 
purpose of providing proper facihties for public enter- 
tainment at the time of the state convention of the Veterans 
of Foreign Wars of the United States, to be held in said 
town during the current year, and of paying expenses 
incidental to such entertainment. Money so appropriated 
shall be expended under the direction of the selectmen of 
said town. 

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

Approved March 31, 1932. 



G. L. 152, § 11, 
amended. 



Chap.V2^ An Act relative to the county wherein certain 

PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION 
LAW IN THE SUPERIOR COURT MAY BE HEARD AND DE- 
TERMINED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eleven of chapter one hundred and 
fifty-two of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the sixth and seventh lines, the words "whereupon 
said court shall" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
but if so presented to the court for the county of Suffolk, 
the court may, on motion of any party in interest, order 
the case removed to the court for the county in which 
the injury occurred. The court shall thereupon, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 11. Any party in interest 
may present certified copies of an order or decision of the 
reviewing board, a decision of a member from which no 
claim for review has been filed within the time allowed 
therefor, or a memorandum of agreement approved by 
the department, and all papers in connection therewith, 
to the superior court for the county in which the injury 
occurred or for the county of Suffolk, but if so presented 
to the court for the county of Suffolk, the court may, on 
motion of any party in interest, order the case removed 
to the court for the county in which the injury occurred. 
The court shall thereupon render a decree in accordance 
therewith and notify the parties. Such decree shall have 
the same effect, and all proceedings in relation thereto 
shall thereafter be the same, as though rendered in a suit 
duly heard and determined by said court, except that there 
shall be no appeal therefrom upon questions of fact or 
where the decree is based upon a decision of a member 
or a memorandum of agreement, and except that there 
shall be no appeal from a decree based upon an order or 



Workmen's 
compensation. 

Apiieal to 
superior court, 
etc. 



County 
wherein pro- 
ceedings may 
be heard. 



Effect of court's 
decree, etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 130. 



103 



decision of the reviewing board which has not been presented 

to the court within ten days after the notice of the fihng 

thereof by said board. Upon the presentation to it of a Revocation. 

certified copy of a decision ending, diminishing or increasing ^^°- "^ decree. 

a weekly payment under the following section, the court 

shall revoke or modify the decree to conform to such 

decision. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on the first day Effective date. 
of September in the current year. 

Approved March 31, 1932. 



An Act relative to the effect of a settlement by Chav.\?tQ 

AGREEMENT OF AN ACTION OF TORT GROWING OUT OF A 
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON THE RIGHT OF THE DE- 
FENDANT IN SUCH ACTION TO MAINTAIN A CROSS ACTION. 

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 one hundred and forty the following new section: — 
Section I40A. A judgment entered by agreement of the 
parties, the payment of which is secured in whole or in 
part by a motor vehicle liability bond or a motor vehicle 
liability policy, both as defined in section thirty-four A 
of chapter ninety, shall not operate as a bar to an action 
brought by a defendant in the action in which such 
judgment was entered, unless such agreement was signed 
by the defendant in person. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and forty-one of said 
chapter two hundred and thirty-one, as most recently 
amended by section two of chapter four hundred and sixty- 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "forty" 
in the twenty-sixth line the words: — , one hundred and 
forty A, — so as to read as follows : — Section 1 4I . Sections 
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, ten, eleven, 
twelve, thirteen, thirteen A, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, 
seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty- 
two, twenty-three, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, 
twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two, 
thirty-three, thirty-four, thirty-five, thirty-six, thirty- 
seven, thirty-eight, thirty-nine, forty, forty-one, forty- 
two, forty-three, forty-four, forty-five, forty-seven, forty- 
eight, forty-nine, fifty, fifty-one, fifty-two, fifty-three, 
fifty-four, fifty-six, fifty-seven, fifty-eight, fifty-eight A, 
fifty-nine B, sixty-one, sixty-two, sixty-three, sixty-four, 
sixtj'^-five, sixty-six, sixty-seven, sixty-eight, sixty-nine, 
seventy, seventy-two, seventy-three, seventy-four, seventy- 
five, seventy-nine, eighty-five, eighty-five A, eighty-seven, 
eighty-eight, eighty-nine, ninety, ninety-one, ninety-two, 
ninety-three, ninety-four, ninety-five, ninety-seven, ninety- 
eight, ninety-nine, one hundred and one, one hundred 
and two, one hundred and three, one hundred and four. 



G. L. 231, new 
section after 
§ 140. 



Effect of a 
settlement by 
agreement of 
an action of 
tort growing 
out of a motor 
vehicle acci- 
dent on right 
of defendant 
in such actioft 
to maintain a 
cross action. 

G.L. 231J141, 
etc., amended. 



Sections ap- 
plicable to 
civil actions 
before district 
courts, except 
in city of 
Boston. 



104 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 131, 132. 



Effective date. 
Application. 



one hundred and five, one hundred and six, one hundred 
and seven, one hundred and eight, one hundred and nine, 
one hundred and ten, one hundred and twenty-four, one 
hundred and twenty-five, one hundred and twenty-six, 
one hundred and thirty-two, one hundred and thirty-four, 
one hundred and thirty-five, one hundred and thirty-six, 
one hundred and thirty-seven, one hundred and thirty- 
eight, one hundred and thirty-nine, one hundred and forty, 
one hundred and forty A and one hundred and forty-seven 
shall apply to civil actions before district courts, and no 
other sections of this chapter shall so apply, except to the 
municipal court of the city of Boston under section one 
hundred and forty-three. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect on the first day 
of September in the current year and shall apply only to 
agreements for judgment entered into after said date. 

Ap2)roved March 31, 1932. 



Registration 
of Arabella E. 
King of Rayn- 
ham as a 
chiropodist. 



C/ia».131 -^N ^^^ RELATIVE TO THE REGISTRATION OF ARABELLA E. 
KING OP RAYNHAM AS A CHIROPODIST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The board of registration in medicine shall, upon being 
furnished by Arabella E. King of Raynham with proof 
satisfactory to said board that she was engaged in the 
practice of chiropody in this commonwealth for a period 
of at least two years next prior to April twenty-fourth, 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, register her without 
examination as a chiropodist, and shall issue to her a 
certificate as a registered chiropodist, subject, except as 
otherwise provided herein, to the provisions of sections 
thirteen to twenty-two inclusive of chapter one hundred 
and twelve of the General Laws. 

Approved March 31, 1932. 



ChaV 132 ^^ ^^'^ REGULATING THE LENDING OF MONEY BY GAS AND 

ELECTRIC COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Chapter one hundred and sixty-four of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 
seventeen the following new section : — Section 1 7 A . 
No gas or electric company shall, except in accordance 
with such rules and regulations as the department shall 
from time to time prescribe, loan its funds unless the loan 
is approved in writing by the department. A director, 
treasurer or other officer or agent of a gas or electric com- 
pany who makes a loan or votes to authorize a loan in 
violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of not 
more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for 
not more than one year, or both. 

Approved March 31, 1932. 



G. L. 164, new 
section after 
§17. 

Lending of 
money by gas 
and electric 
companies 
regulated. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 133, 134. 105 



An Act repealing the law providing for the establish- Chap. 133 

MENT and maintenance UNDER THE SCHOOL DEPART- 
MENT OF A DENTAL CLINIC FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE 
CITY OF TAUNTON. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter eighty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred i9»-,87, 
and fourteen is hereby repealed. 

Approved March 31, 1932. 



repealed. 



An Act changing the name of the trustees of the QJku) ^34 
berkshire athenaeum and museum to trustees of 
the berkshire athenaeum, and incorporating the 
trustees of the berkshire museum and authorizing 
the transfer to it of museum property. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The name of the Trustees of the Berkshire Name of 
Athenaeum and Museum, a Massachusetts corporation, oiTBerks'hire 
is hereby changed to the Trustees of the Berkshire Athe- ^^^^^Mus^emn 
naeum, hereinafter called the athenaeum corporation. changed. 

Section 2. The athenaeum corporation is hereby Transferor 
authorized to transfer and convey to the Trustees of the proplrt^tT""* 
Berkshire Museum, incorporated by section three of this pg",^g|^^^g°^ '*'® 
act and hereinafter called the museum corporation, the Museum, etc 
museum building and the land used in connection there- 
with, substantially all of which was given to the athenaeum 
corporation by the late Zenas Crane. The athenaeum cor- 
poration is hereby further authorized to convey to the 
museum corporation, and to reserve to itself, such rights of 
way and other easements in the property conveyed as afore- 
said, or in other property of the athenaeum corporation, as 
the athenaeum corporation may deem expedient, and to 
transfer to the museum corporation the Zenas Crane 
endowment fund and all objects donated by the said late 
Zenas Crane and such other objects of or illustrating natural 
science, culture history or art as the athenaeum corporation 
deems proper. 

Section 3. Zenas Marshall Crane, John Barker, Trustees of the 
Frances C. Colt, Henry A. Francis, Charles J. Kittredge, Museum'^in- 
Josephine C. Robbins and George H. Tucker, their asso- oorporated. 
ciates and successors, are hereby made a body corporate 
by the name of the Trustees of the Berkshire Museum, 
hereinbefore and hereinafter called the museum corporation, 
for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in the city Purpose. 
of Pittsfield an institution to aid in promoting for the people 
of Berkshire county and the general pubhc the study of 
art, natural science, the culture history of mankind and 
kindred subjects by means of museums and collections, 
with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the 
duties, restrictions and liabilities, set forth in all general 



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May hold real 
and personal 
property, etc. 



May receive 
gifts, devises 
or bequests, 
etc. 



Efifective upon 
passage. 

Authority 
or right 
granted or 
conferred by 
act, limited, 
etc. 



laws now or hereafter in force relating to such corporations. 
The number of trustees of the museum corporation shall 
never exceed fifteen. 

Section 4. The museum corporation may hold real 
and personal property for the purposes aforesaid; and all 
gifts, devises and bequests thereto shall be devoted to such 
purposes exclusively and used in conformity with the 
conditions made by any donor and expressed in writing; 
provided, that such conditions are not inconsistent with 
the provisions of this act. 

Section 5. The museum corporation shall be entitled 
to receive any gifts, devises or bequests made to the Trustees 
of the Berkshire Athenaeum and Museum, which by their 
express terms are intended for the museum. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage; 
and whatever authority or right is granted or conferred 
by this act is hereby declared to be limited to such au- 
thority or right as the general court may constitutionally 
grant or confer, without prejudice to any proceeding that 
may be instituted in any court of competent jurisdiction 
to effect the purposes of this act. 

Approved March 31, 1932. 



Chap. 135 An Act relative to the election of presidential 

ELECTORS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter fifty-four of the General Laws, as 
amended in section forty-three by chapter thirty-six 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 4-3. The names 
of the candidates for presidential electors shall not be 
printed on the ballot, but in lieu thereof the surnames of 
the candidates of each party for president and vice presi- 
dent shall be printed thereon in one line under the de- 
signation "Electors of president and vice president" and 
arranged in the alphabetical order of the surnames of the 
candidates for president, with the political designation 
of the party placed at the right of and in the same line 
with the surnames. A sufficient square in which each 
voter may designate by a cross (X) his choice for electors 
shall be left at the right of each political designation. 

Section 2. Said chapter fifty-four is hereby further 
amended by striking out section seventy-eight and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 78. In order to 
vote for presidential electors, the voter shall make a cross 
(X) in the square at the right of the party or political 
designation appearing on the ballot at the right of the sur- 
names of the candidates for president and vice president, 
to vote for whom such candidates for electors are nominated; 



G. L. 54, § 43, 
etc., amended. 



Surname.s of 
candidate.s of 
each party for 
president and 
vice pre.sident 
to be printed 
on ballot in 
lieu of names 
of candidate.? 
for presiden- 
tial electors, 
etc. 



G. L. 54, § 78, 
amended. 



Voting for 

presidential 

electors. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 135. 



107 



and the making of a cross as aforesaid shall be deemed and 
taken as a vote for such candidates for presidential electors. 

Section 3. Section one hundred and fifty-one of said 
chapter fifty-four is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following: — in the manner and with the effect 
provided by section seventy-eight, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 151. At the biennial state election 
in each year in which presidential electors are required 
to be elected, a number of electors, equal to the whole 
number of senators and representatives in congress to 
which the commonwealth is entitled, shall be chosen by 
the voters of the commonwealth in the manner and with the 
effect provided by section seventy-eight. 

Section 4. Section eight of chapter fifty-three of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
ninth hne, the word "names" and inserting in place thereof 
the word : — surnames, — and by striking out, in the 
tenth line, the word "may" and inserting in place thereof 
the word : — shall, — so that the first paragraph will 
read as follows : — All certificates of nomination and 
nomination papers shall, in addition to the names of can- 
didates, specify as to each, (1) his residence, with street 
and number, if any, (2) the office for which he is nominated, 
and (3), except as otherwise provided in this section and 
in city charters, the party or political principle which he 
represents, expressed in not more than three words. Cer- 
tificates of nomination made by convention or caucus shall 
also state what provision, if any, was made for filling 
vacancies caused by the death, withdrawal or ineligibility 
of candidates. The surnames of the candidates for presi- 
dent and vice president of the United States shall be added 
to the party or political designation of the candidates for 
presidential electors. To the name of each candidate 
for alderman at large shall be added the number of the 
ward in which he resides. 

Section 5. Section forty-two of chapter fifty-four of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after 
the word "office" in the eleventh line ^he words: — ■, 
except presidential electors, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 1^2. The names of candidates for every state, 
city and town office, except presidential electors, shall be 
arranged under the designation of the office in alphabetical 
order according to their surnames, except as city charters 
otherwise provide in the case of municipal offices; but the 
names of candidates for different terms of service in the 
same office shall be arranged in groups according to the 
length of their respective terms, and the names of can- 
didates nominated by single wards but to be voted for at 
large shall be arranged in groups by wards. In the case 
of representatives in congress, the designation may be 
"congressman". Blank spaces shall be left at the end 
of the list of candidates for each different office, except 
presidential electors, equal to the number to be elected 



G. L. 54, § 1.51, 
amended. 



Presidential 
electors, 
number to be 
chosen, etc. 



G. L. 53, § 8, 
amended. 



Certificate.s of 
nomination 
and nomina- 
tion paper.-?, 
content.?, 
party desig- 
nation, etc. 



G. L. 54, § 42, 
amended. 



Ballots, con- 
tents, arrange- 
ment of names, 
blank spaces, 
etc. 



108 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 136. 



thereto, in which the voter may insert the name of any 
person not printed on the ballot for whom he desires to 
vote for such office. If the approval of any question is 
submitted to the voters, it shall be printed on the ballot 
after the names of the candidates. 

Ballots shall be so printed as to give to each voter an 
opportunity to designate by a cross (X), in a square at 
the right of the name and designation of each candidate, 
and at the right of each question, his choice of candidates 
and his answer to such question ; and upon the ballots may 
be printed such directions as will aid the voter; for example, 
"vote for one", "vote for two", "yes", "no", and the hke. 
On the back and outside of each ballot when folded shall 
be printed the words "Official Ballot for", followed by the 
designation of the voting precinct or town for which the 
ballot is prepared, the date of election, and a facsimile 
of the signature of the officer who has caused the ballot 
to be prepared. Approved April 5, 1932. 



G. L. 156, § 41, 
amended. 

Increase or re- 
duction of 
capital stock 
may be au- 
thorized, etc. 



C/iaW. 136 ^^ ^^'^ RELATIVE TO THE CHANGING BY BUSINESS CORPO- 
RATIONS OF SHARES OF STOCK WITH PAR VALUE TO SHARES 
OF STOCK WITHOUT PAR VALUE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and fifty-six of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out section forty-one and 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Section J^l . 
Every corporation may, at a meeting duly called for the 
purpose, by the vote of a majority of all its stock, or, if 
two or more classes of stock have been issued, of a majority 
of each class outstanding and entitled to vote, authorize 
an increase or a reduction of its capital stock and determine 
the terms and manner of the disposition of such increased 
stock, or authorize such terms and manner of disposition 
to be determined in whole or in part by the board of 
directors or officers of the corporation, may authorize a 
change of the location of its principal office or place of 
business in this commonwealth or a change of the par value 
of the shares of its capital stock, or may authorize proceed- 
ings for its dissolution under section fifty of chapter one 
hundred and fifty-five. Such increased stock may in 
whole or in part be disposed of without being offered to 
the stockholders. Any corporation having authorized 
shares with par value may, at a meeting duly called for the 
purpose, by the vote of a majority of all its stock, or, if 
two or more classes of stock have been issued, of a majority 
of each class outstanding and entitled to vote, including 
in any event a majority of the outstanding stock of each 
class affected, change such shares or any class thereof into 
any number of shares without par value, or provide for the 
exchange thereof pro rata for any number of shares with- 
Provisos. out par valuc; provided, that the preferences, voting 



Changing of 
share.i of stock 
with par value 
to shares of 
stock without 
par value. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 137, 138. 109 

powers, restrictions and qualifications of the outstanding 
shares so changed or exchanged shall not be otherwise 
impaired or diminished without the consent of the holders 
thereof; and provided, further, that the total authorized 
capital stock of such corporation shall not be less than one 
thousand dollars, for this purpose counting shares without 
par value as of a par value of one hundred dollars each. 

Approved April 5, 1932. 

An Act authorizing the county of Middlesex to pay Qfmj) 137 

COMPENSATION FOR THE DEATH OF JOHN F. WEBER, 
CAUSED BY AN EMPLOYEE AT THE WALDEN POND STATE 
RESERVATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral Middie^^ex 
obligation, the county of Middlesex is hereby authorized ''"^^g^j^^ens - 
to pay to the parents of John F. Weber, a minor, who was tion for the 
accidentally killed July eighteenth, nineteen hundred and R^weCL'!"'*" 
thirty-one, by being struck by a motor boat operated by caused by an 
an employee of said county while in the discharge of his the waiden 
duty at Walden Pond State reservation, a sum not ex- feswvatfon. 
ceeding six thousand five hundred dollars, in full and 
complete discharge of all liability or obligation of the . 
county or of the commonwealth resulting from such 
accident. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, Effective upon 
during the current year, by the commissioners of said ^'='=eptance. 
county. Approved April 5, 1932. 



Chap.138 



An Act authorizing the department of public works 
to co-operate with the united states geological 
survey in the revision of united states survey 
maps of certain areas, and providing for an in- 
vestigation by said department relative to natural 
resources of the commonwealth. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would defeat Emergency 
its primary purpose, which is to provide immediate relief p^'eamWe. 
in the present unemployment 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: 

Section 1. The department of public works is hereby Department of 
authorized and directed to co-operate with the United 5!i^!'°J^°^^,l.„ 
States geological survey in the revision and improvement with the 
of the United States geological and topographical survey geoicfgicai^sur- 
maps covering such areas of the commonwealth as may be r^'v.^^„®f 

1 rr-n i i i • c i revision oi 

agreed upon, ihe commonwealths portion of the cost United states 

of the work herein provided for shall be met by contributions of 7e^r^a^*^^ 

from individuals, associations or corporations, which con- *'^®*^' ®'°* 
tributions said department is hereby authorized to receive. 



no 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 



Investigation 
as to natural 
resources of 
common- 
wealth, etc. 



Report to 
general court, 
etc. 



Contributions so received shall be deposited with the state 
treasurer and shall be available for meeting said portion 
of the cost without appropriation by the general court. 

Section 2. Said department is hereby further author- 
ized and directed to investigate the need of geological, 
biological and other scientific surveys of the natural 
resources of the commonwealth, and for this purpose it 
may hold hearings and may require of any department, 
board or officer of the commonwealth such information 
and data pertinent to the subject matter as may facilitate 
its investigation. The department shall report to the 
general court the results of its investigation and its recom- 
mendations, if any, together with drafts of legislation 
necessary to carry such recommendations into effect, by 
filing the same with the clerk of the senate not later than 
the first Wednesday in December of the current year. 

Appy^oved April 7, 1932. 



C/iap.l39 

Emergency 
preamble. 



Certain 

corporations 

dissolved. 



An Act dissolving certain corporations. 

Whereas, It is necessary that certain delinquent and 
other corporations be dissolved in the current year, there- 
fore this act is hereby declared to be an emergency law, 
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public 
convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Such of the following named corporations 
as are not already legally dissolved are hereby dissolved, 
subject to the provisions of sections fifty-one, fifty-two 
and fifty-six of chapter one hundred and fifty-five of the 
General Laws: — 

A. Atkins, Inc., A. B. C. Line Corporation, A. B. Pugs- 
ley, Inc., A. B. Wachlin Company, "A" Corporation, The, 
A. D. Maclachlan, Inc., A. J. Mitchell, Inc., A. L. Plamon- 
don Co., A 1 Tire Company, Inc., A. P. V. Plier Co., A. Paul 
& Co. Inc., A. Pescosolido & Co., Inc., A. Romano, Inc., A to 
Z Painting Co., Inc., A. Valeri Construction Co., A. W. Foss 
Inc., Abbott-Jones Beauty and Bobber Shoppe Inc., Acad- 
emy Building Corporation, Acceptance Corporation of New 
England, Ace Spark Plug Company, Acme Apparatus 
Company, Acme Apparatus Corporation, Acme Mortgage 
and Loan Company, Acme Products Company, Acorn 
Realty Company, Adams House Realty Company, Inc., 
Adams Products Company, Adams Textile Manufacturing 
Co., Aeromotive Development Company, Aircraft Sales 
Corporation, Airplane Advertising Corporation, Airport 
Confectionery Company, Albemarle Soapstone Products 
Inc., Albert Orlen Co., Inc., Albert's Radio Shop, Inc., 
Alden Bros. Co., Alden Manufacturing Company, Alden, 
Walker and Wilde, Inc., Aldenville Realty Company, In- 
corporated, Alexander & Son Co., Alexander's Special Cigar 
Company, Alfred N. LaBrecque, Inc., Alfred S. James & 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. Ill 

Co. Inc., Algonquin Garage, Inc., Algonquin Ice Cream Certain 
Company, Allan A. Hooker Company, Alleman Advertising, disTJived""^ 
Inc., Allen & Drew Inc., Allen & Paisley Company, Allken 
Company, Alloys Corporation, Allston Motor Fast Freight 
Service, Inc., Alpert & Halpert, Inc., Alpert Calendar Art 
Co., Alpine Chocolates Company, Alpini, Inc., The, Alsten 
and Goulding Company, Alumo Company, The, Alvin 
Ainsley Co. Inc., American Acid Company, American Air- 
ports Corporation of New England, American Business 
Corporation, American-Canadian Air Lines, Inc., American 
Drug and Chemical Corporation, American-La France Fire 
Engine Company of Massachusetts, American Plan Inc., 
American Plumbing and Heating Company, American Pur- 
chasing Company, American Roll Covering Company, The, 
American Specialty Company, Inc., American Sportswear 
Co., Inc., American Winter Sports Goods Corporation, The, 
Ames-Myers Co., Amesbury Airways Corporation, The, 
Amos B. Chase Company, Amos F. Chase Company, Amos 
F. Chase Company (inc.). The, Anchor Laundry Corpora- 
tion, Andersen Amusement Company, Anderson Conserva- 
tories Corporation, Anderson Heating & Plumbing Co., 
Andrew Realty Corporation, Andrews Construction Com- 
pany, Inc., Andrews, Gardiner & Cook, Inc., Andrews-Nash 
Inc., Annette's Perfect Cleanser Co., Arbella Company, 
Inc., Arborway Realty Corporation, Arch Street Lunch, Inc., 
Arco Club Beverage Co., Arion Manufacturing Company, 
Inc., Arktex Clothing Corporation, Arlington Automobile 
Company, Arlington Hardware Co. Inc., Arlington Nash 
Corporation, Armature & Equipment Company, Inc., 
Arnold & Company, Inc., Arnold and Sears, Incorporated, 
Arnold Drug Co. Inc., Aronette Dress Company, Arrow 
Insurance Agency, Inc., Arrow Stores, Inc., The, Art Craft 
Manufacturing Co., Arthur J. MulhoUand Company, 
Arthur W. Jones, Inc., Arthur's Bakery, Inc., Artists Col- 
ours, Inc., Arts Imperishable, Inc., Associated Acceptance 
Companies, Inc., Associated Grocers of Lawrence, Inc., 
Associated Hotels Company, Associated Merchants, Inc., 
Associated Radio Apparatus and Service Corporation, 
Associated Radio Studios, Inc., Associated Shoppers, In- 
corporated, Astoria Cafeteria, Inc., Atherton Furniture 
Company of Haverhill, Atherton Furniture Company of 
Lowell, Atlantic Can Co. Inc., Atlantic Garage, Inc., At- 
lantic Geerless Differential Co. Inc., Atlantic Ice Cream 
Company (1924), Atlantic Mortgage Trust, Inc., Atlantic 
Public Utilities Management Corporation, Atlantic Spa, 
Inc., Atlantic Specialty Company, Atlantic Storage & Ware- 
house Company Inc., The, Atlantic Theatres Corporation, 
Atlantic Wholesale Grocery Company, Inc., Atlas Advertis- 
ing Agency, Inc., Atlas-Cunningham Umbrella Company, 
Atlas Fabrics, Inc., Atlas Mills, The, Atlas Storage Com- 
pany, Attorneys Mercantile Service, Inc., Atwood & 
Carter, Inc., Auditorium Realty Corporation, Auditorium 
Theatre Company, Audits, Incorporated, Aunty's Products 



112 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 

Certain Company, Inc., Austin-Dey Corporation, Austin W. Follett, 

d?s7o'ived°'''' Inc., Auto Panel Advertising Company, Automatic Ven- 
dors, Inc., Automobile Coach Company, Automobile Lubri- 
cating Company, Automobile Protective Service League, 
Inc., Automobile Underwriters Service, Inc., Automotive 
Parts Inc., Automotive Securities Corporation, Avedon, 
Inc., Avenue Fruit & Grocery Company, Avon Leather 
Company, Incorporated, Ayer & MacDonald, Inc., Ayer 
Products Co., Inc., Ayer Sales Agency, Incorporated. 

B. & C. Fibre Development Corporation, B & L Supply 
Co., Inc., B & P Holding Co., Inc., B. & S. Theatre Co., 
The, B. B. B. Finance Corporation, B. C. T. Company, Inc., 
B. E. Grant Company, B. G. Luther Company, B. Grosser 
Sons, Inc., B. H. Millman & Co. Inc., B. J. Johnson Com- 
pany, B. Kabatznick, Inc., B. Levine Co., B. Pinciss & Sons 
Co., B. W. Yuill Coal Company, Babcock Investment Cor- 
poration, The, Back Bay Hotels Garage, Inc., Back Bay 
Tire Company, Baker Construction Co., Inc., Baker-Payne- 
Voye Co., Baker, White & Frank, Inc., Balanstat Corpora- 
tion, Baldwin Fibre Corporation, Ballard Boiler Corpora- 
tion, Ballard Fuel Oil Terminal Corporation, Ballard Oil 
Burning Equipment Company, Ballard Oven Corporation, 
Ballou's Paint Store, Inc., Baltic Company, The, Bancom- 
merce Corporation, Bancroft Men's Shop, Incorporated, 
Bancroft Press, Inc., The, Bangs Fixture Company Inc., 
Bankers Building Corporation, Banner Wood Heel Corpora- 
tion, Bannockburn Mills, Inc., Barlow-Doyle Co., Inc., 
Barnett Furniture Co. Inc., Barney and Berry, Incorpo- 
rated, Barr-Wight Co., Inc., Barr-Wight Motor Co., Barre 
Mills, Inc., Barsanti Grill, Inc., Bartell's, Inc., Basile 
Realty Company, Bates, Kirby Company, Bay Machinery 
Co., Inc., Bay State Abrasive Products Co. (1923), Bay 
State Armature Service, Inc., Bay State Auto Schools, In- 
corporated, The, Bay State Casket Co., Inc., Bay State 
Cleansers & Dyers, Inc., Bay State Distributing Corpora- 
tion, Bay State Hotel, Inc., Bay State Insulated Wire and 
Cable Company, Bay State Lumber Company, Bay State 
Modern Heating and Plumbing Co. Inc., Bay State Oper- 
ating Co., Inc., Bay State Realty & Construction Company, 
Bay State Sail Plane Corporation, Bay State Silk Mills, 
Inc., Bay State Slipper Company, Inc., Bay State Spa, Inc., 
Bay State Tea & Butter Corporation, Bazaar Company, 
The, Beacon Dress Co., Inc., Beacon Enameled Products 
Corporation, Beacon Engraving Company, Beacon Food 
Shop, Inc., Beacon Furniture Company, Beacon Golf 
Links, Inc., Beacon Hill Taxi Service, Inc., Beacon Hosiery 
Latcher Company, Beacon Insurance Agency, Inc., Beacon 
Service, Inc., Beacon Transport Company, Bear Hill Min- 
ing Company, Bearce Fixtures Co. (Inc.), Beatrice K. Inc., 
Beaudette Appliance Corporation, Beaufort Court Realty 
Corporation, Becker-Stutz Automobile Company, Beckwith 
Bros. Company, Bedford Hat Co., Inc., Bell Auto Body 
Co., The, Bell Bootery Co., Bell Cab Co. Inc., Bell Leather 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 113 

Corporation, Bell Wire & Metal Goods Co., Belle Isle Certain 
Cleansers & Dyers, Inc., Bellemore Motor Company, Inc., di'Xived""'' 
Bellingham Delicatessen, Inc., Belmont Cadillac LaSalle 
Company, Inc., Belmont Hudson-Essex Company, Inc., 
Belmont Independent Cab Co. Inc., Belmont Shoe Co., 
Belsilk Company of America, Ben. Smith & Sons Co., Ben 
W. Craig Scenic Company, Benthale Ltd., Incorporated, 
Berkshire Hills Manufacturing Company, Berkshire Invest- 
ing Company, Berry, Inc., Berry Motor Co. Inc., Berry's 
Incorporated, Bert Williams Memorial Theatres, Inc., 
Bessette Engineering and Sales Corporation, Bessin Dress 
Company, Inc., Better Boxes, Inc., Better Homes, Inc.,. 
Betty Louise Book Shop at Kenmore, Inc., Betty Louise 
Book Shop of Melrose, Inc., Betty Ross Stores Co., Bev- 
erly Gardens, Inc., The, Beverly Realty Corporation, Bev- 
erly Rubber Co., Beverly Snow White Laundry Inc., Bick- 
nell Realty Co., Bigwood Woolen Com.pany, Billerica 
Garden Suburb, Inc., Billy Possum Nut Co., Binney Street 
Corporation, Birsen Investment Company, Bithlo Buildings 
Corporation, Blackstone Lunch Inc., Blake Signal & Manu- 
facturing Company, Blanchard Company, The, Blewett 
Baking Co., Blocker-Gregory Co., Inc., Blotner's Express, 
Inc., Blue Jay Motor Express Inc., Blue Jay Transporta- 
tion Company, Blue Lantern Restaurant Corporation, Blue 
Ribbon Beverage Company, Blue Ribbon Garage, Inc., 
Blue-Ribbon Knitting Mills, Blue Ribbon Laundry Com- 
pany of Worcester, Blue Tip Pile Wire & Knife Company, 
Boardman Aircraft Corporation, Bodley Press, Inc., The, 
Bon-Roy Corporation, The, Bonbright & Co., Incorporated, 
Bond Shoe Makers Inc., Bondway Wood Heel Company, 
Inc., Boot and Shoe Recorder Publishing Company, Booth- 
Townsend Company, Boston & Lynn Foreign Exchange, 
Incorporated, Boston Arena Professional Hockey Club, 
Inc., The, Boston Belle Dress Co., Boston Beverage Bot- 
tling Company, Inc., Boston Collier System of Gas Heat- 
ing, Inc., Boston Company in Liquidation, The, Boston 
Construction Company, Boston Desk Company, Boston 
Diamond Setting Co. Inc., Boston Feather Co., The, Bos- 
ton Feather Duster Company, Boston Garages Inc., Boston 
Ideal Ice Cream and Sherbert Co., Boston Jewish Journal 
Publishing Co., Boston Kiddie Garment Co., Boston Kissel, 
Inc., Boston-Laredo Company, The, Boston Leaseholding 
Company, Boston Link Mat Company, Inc., Boston Malt 
Food Products Co., Inc., Boston Marshmallow and Candy 
Works, Incorporated, Boston Mattress Co., Inc., Boston 
Metallic Bed and Toy Co., Boston, North Adams & Pitts- 
field Motor Lines, Inc., Boston Novelty Petticoat Co. Inc., 
Boston Old Colony Club, Inc., Boston Players, Inc., Bos- 
ton Process Company, The, Boston Professional Foot Ball 
Club, Inc., Boston Relay Garford Co. Inc., Boston Sawdust 
Sales Co., Boston Sherardizing & Electro-Plating Co., Bos- 
ton Shoe Polish Manufacturing Company, Boston Specialty 
Case Company, Boston, Springfield, and Albany Motor 



114 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 

Certain Transportation Company, Inc., The, Boston Stevedore 

d°ssoJved.°°^ Company, Boston Tanning Company, Boston Theatre 
(1852), Boston Theatre, Proprietors of the (1821), Boston 
Tie Shop, Inc., Boston Trust Associates, Inc., Boston 
Tumble Barrel Plating Co., Boston Whippet-Knight Cor- 
poration, Bostonian Publishers, Inc., The, Bosworth Realty 
Company, Botanical Products Company, Bouchard Con- 
struction Company, The, Boulevard Restaurant and Coffee 
Pot, Inc., The, Bourn-Hadley Company, Bowditch-Pack- 
ard Co., Bowen-Niditch Corporation, Bowman Products 
Company, Boyd Textile Corporation, Boylston Corpora- 
tion, The, Boylston Garment Manufacturing Co., Brackett 
Coal Company (1917), Bradford Dorr & Company, Inc., 
Bradford Market, Inc., Bradley Fertilizer Company, Brae- 
more Lunch, Inc., Bray Counter Co., Brayton & Osborn, 
Inc., Breakers Inc., The, Brezner Tanning Company, Inc., 
Bricker's High Grade Furs, Inc., Bridge Fruit Company, 
Bridge Street Company, Bridgewater Investment Co., 
Brierly-Travers, Inc., Brigham Pharmacy, Inc., Broadway 
Electric & Radio Supply Co., Inc., Broadway Finance & 
Acceptance Corporation, Brockton Baseball Club Inc., 
Brockton Finance Co., Inc., Brockton Hudson-Essex Co., 
Brockton Knight & Whippet Co., Brockton Motor Car Co. 
Inc., Brockton Players, Inc., Brockton Tire Service, Inc., 
Brockway-Davis, Inc., Bronfe Building Company, Brook 
Manufacturing Co., Brookfield Ice Co., Brookline Fuel 
Company, Inc., Brookline Hudson Essex Company, Brook- 
Hne Taxi Inc., Brookside Park, Inc., Brophy Bros. Shoe 
Co., Brophy Real Estate Company, Incorporated, Broudy's 
Sirloin Market, Inc., Brown & Bloomfield Shoe Co., 
Brown-Freeman Company, The, Brown, Gregory Shoe Co., 
Brown's Dining Cars Inc., Brunswick Market Inc., Buane 
Construction Co., Buckley & Nicholson, Inc., Buckley 
Company, Inc., The, Bud Holden, Inc., Builders Credit In- 
formation Bureau, Inc., Builders Iron and Steel Company, 
Builders Loan and Mortgage Co., Building Associates Inc., 
Building Realty Corporation, Bunker Hill Laundry Com- 
pany, Bunker Ice Company, Bunny Faulkner Corporation, 
The, Bunny Faulkner's Lunch, Incorporated, Burmon & 
Bolonsky, Inc., Burnham Incinerator Corporation of Mas- 
sachusetts, The, Burtworth Carpet Company, Burwick 
Auto Supply Company, Burwick Co., Butler's Row, Pro- 
prietors of. 

C & K Construction Co., Inc., C. & L. Shoe Co. Inc., 
C. C. Market, Inc., C. E. Chapin, Incorporated, C. E. 
Jeffrey Motor Company, C. E. Thomann & Co. Inc., C. H. 
Silbros, Incorporated, C. H. Simonds Company (1914), 
C. M. Lamping-Nolan, Inc., C. M. Pickett Incorporated, 
C. R. Hood & Company, Inc., C. W. Babcock & Son, Inc., 
Cabco-Surance Corporation, Cabot and West Springfield 
Bridge, The Proprietors of, Cabot Construction Company, 
The, Cadillac Cafeteria Co., Cambridge Excavating Com- 
pany Inc., Cambridge Hudson-Essex Co., Cameo Shops, 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 115 

Inc., The, Cameron Brothers Incorporated, Camp Mahaiwe, Certain 
Inc., Camp Namequoit, Inc., Camp Winnetaska, Inc., dis^^"ived"'" 
Campbell-Chapman Company, Canal Shoe Co. Inc., Candy- 
Box Inc., The, Candy Liquidation Corporation, Canner 
Realty Company, Inc., Canton Japanning Company, 
Canton Motor Co., Inc., Cape Cod Development Company, 
Cape Cod Glider School Inc., Cape Cod Produce Co. Inc., 
Cape Investment Corporation, The, Cape Verde Islands & 
West Africa Trading Corporation, Capeland, Inc., Capital 
Hardware Company (1919), Capitol Investment Company, 
Capitol Paint and Wall Paper Company, Inc., Capitol 
Theatre Co., Inc., Capitol Theatre Co. of Everett, Carbone 
Fruit Co., Carman-Gotham Leather Co., Carter Securities 
Corporation, Cary Lumber Co., Case Manufacturing Com- 
pany, The, Catanese Construction Company, Inc., Cathcart 
and Gauthier Furniture Company, Catherine V. Butler Inc., 
Cenco Neon Laboratories Inc., Central Finance Corpora- 
tion, Central Fire Agency, Inc., Central Garage of Lynn, 
Inc., Central Parking Space, Inc., Central Publishing Co., 
Central Purchasing Agency, Inc., Central Realty Corpora- 
tion, of Worcester, The, Central Square Wharf Company, 
Century Construction Co., Inc., Century Leather Goods 
Co., Chain Candy Stores, Inc., Chain Hardware Co., Chain 
Store Investment Corporation, Chamberlain-Huntress 
Company, Champ Electrical Company, Champlain Electric 
Supply Company, Champlin-Vreeland Second Hand Stores, 
Inc., Chandler Real Estate Corporation, Channing Smith 
Textile Corporation, Charles C. Grimmons Company, 
Charles C. Ide & Company Inc., Charles H. Choate, Inc., 
Chas. H. Grover Company, The, Charles K. Fox Wood 
Heel Co., Inc., Charles Rice, Inc., Charles T. Smith Co. 
Inc., Charles V. Daiger Company, Charles W. Hastings 
Company, Charlestown Bleachery, Proprietors of the, 
Charlton Shoe Company, Chauncy Dress Company, Inc., 
Checker Motor Power Safety Razor Corporation, Checker 
Realty, Inc., Chemo-Ice Corporation of New England, Inc., 
Cherry and Kelley Incorporated, Cherry Construction Co., 
Inc., Cherry Valley Woolen Company, Chester Shoe Co., 
Inc.,Chex, Inc., Chic Shop, Inc., The, Children's Hour Com- 
pany, Children's House, Inc., The, Childs Brothers Com- 
pany, Chipman Finance Co., Chiswick Coal Company, 
Church & Stowell, Inc., Churchill's Lunch, Inc., Cities 
Asphalt Co., City Brick Company, Inc., The, City Brokers, 
Inc., City Dairies Inc., City Electric Garage Company, 
Clair & Co., Inc., Clairmont Woolen Company, Claremont 
Shoe Company, Clark Chemical Co., Inc., Clark Shoe Co., 
Clark Shoe Corporation, Clark Wool Co., Ltd., Clarke & 
Jenkins, Inc., Clarke's, Inc., Clark's Cove Fish Pier, Inc., 
Classy Girls' Garment Co., Cleanser Compound, Inc., 
Clemco Loan & Investment Corporation, The, Clevo Plan, 
Inc., Climax Paper Box Company, Clinton Fruit & Prod- 
uce Co., Clinton Manufacturing Company, Clinton 
Theatre Company, Coffey's Transportation Company, 



116 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 

Certain Colbert Realty Company Inc., Collection and Adjustment 

disTo'ived°°'^ Association, Inc., Collins Florist Inc., Colonial Cottage 
Hosiery, Inc., Colonial Distributors, Inc., Colonial Filling 
Stations, Inc., Colonial Shoe Stock Company, Inc., Colo- 
rado Oil & Refining Co. Inc., Colorart Pictures Inc., Co- 
lumbia Coal Company, Inc., Columbia Exchange Bankers, 
Incorporated, Columbia Finance Corporation, Columbia 
Gardens Realty Corporation, Columbia Hotel, Proprietors 
of the, Columbia Importing Company, Inc., Columbia 
Leather Corporation, Columbia Mortgage Corporation, 
Columbia Securities Company, Columbian Alluvial Mines, 
Inc., Combined Investors Management Corporation, Com- 
mercial Finance and Discount Company, Commercial 
Metal & Machinery Co., Commercial Plumbing & Heating 
Company, Inc., Commercial Salvage Company, Commer- 
cial Telegraph Company, Commonwealth Holding Com- 
pany, Commonwealth Insurance Agency Corporation, 
Commonwealth Oil Company (1905), Commonwealth Poul- 
try Company, Commonwealth Print, Inc., The, Common- 
wealth Steamship Lines, Inc., Community Delicatessen and 
Lunch, Inc., Community Finance Corporation, Compo-Art 
Publishing Company, Concord Associates Inc., Concord 
Colonial Chair Company, Concrete Appliance Company, 
Congress Cap Company Inc., Conner Knife Company, 
The, Consolidated Business Offices, Inc., Consolidated 
Maine Land and Packing Company, Consolidated Manu- 
facturers, Inc., Consolidated Mattress Company, Consoli- 
dated Printers, Inc., Consolidated Soap and Chemical, Inc., 
Consumers Plumbing and Heating Company, Continental 
Securities Corporation of Massachusetts, Cook Brothers' 
Leather Company Inc., Cook Chair Company, Cooke Con- 
struction Co., Coolidge Apothecary Shop Inc., Coolidge 
Corner Theatre, Inc., Coohdge Tailoring Company, Inc., 
Coombs-Woodman Company, Cooper Wool Stock Com- 
pany, Co-operators Oil Co., Cooper's Cafeteria, Inc., Cope- 
land-Hirsch, Inc., Copley Cafeteria, Inc., Corner Spa & 
Cafeteria Inc., The, Corporation Investment Service, Inc., 
Cort Hardware & Supply Company, Cortell Supply Co., 
Cosmopolitan-Prosperity Laundries Incorporated, Cosmo- 
politan Publishing Company, Cotter Electrical Company, 
Council of Church Development, Inc., The, Court Build- 
ing Corporation, The, Courtland Realty Co., Cover Adver- 
tising Co., The, Cox Confectionery Company, Craddock 
Construction Company, Craftsman Garment Corporation, 
Crane Motors Inc., Crane's Home Bakery, Inc., Crescent 
Auto Supply Company, Crispin Shoe Co., Crocker-Hobday 
Rubber Co., Crockford Flower Shop, Inc., Crosby Folding 
Box Company, Inc., The, Croston, Inc., Crown Shoe Com- 
pany, Inc., Crystal Apparel Chain Shoppes, Inc., Cum- 
mings Express Co., Cummings Realty Company Inc., 
Cumner Jones Federal Company, Cunningham Laundry 
Company, Curry Motor Sales Co., Gushing Holding Co., 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 117 

Cut Price Auto Supplj^ Company of Taunton, Cut Price Certain 
Public INIarkets, Inc., Czechoslovak Studios, Inc. dbsoived°"^ 

D. B. MacClellan Inc., D. D. W. Company, D. E. Mc- 
Intire Inc., D. L. M. Dress Manufacturing Co., Inc., D. 
M. T. Corp., Daggett Co., The, Dalrymple-Dudley Co., 
Dalton Silver Black Fox Company of Massachusetts, Daly 
Corporation, Dana Stores, Inc., Dancette Shoe Co., Dangel 
Bank Supply Co., Daniel S. Pratt Company, Darlo Com- 
pany, Dartmouth Variety Co., David L. Laskove, Inc., 
Day & Night Lunch, Inc., Day Square Theatre Corpora- 
tion, De Cillis Brothers Construction Company, DeLuxe 
Candy Shop Inc., DeLuxe Vending & Service Co., DeMar 
Company, Deacon Shoe Company, Dedham Yellow Cab 
Company, Inc., Demetrius Shop, Inc., The, Dena Shoe 
Company, Depot Filling Stations Company, Derby Cloth- 
ing Co. Inc., Derby Shoe Manufacturing Co., Derby's 
Drug Store, Incorporated, Derry-Made Bedding Co., 
Devonshire Associates, Inc., Dewberry McKibbon Con- 
struction Company, Dewey & Hastings, Inc., Dexter H. 
Marcus Co., Dexter-Root Company, Dextro-Germ Propa- 
gating Company, Di Marzio & Di Maura, Incorporated, 
Dillon Bailey Corporation, Dillon Machine Company, Disk- 
otype Manufacturing Company, Dixwell Lunch Corpora- 
tion, Dr. John Wilbur Daughter Company, Dr. Niles Cor- 
poration, Doerfler Model Yacht Co., Inc., Domestic Appli- 
ance Manufacturing Company, Donahue, Keady, Galla- 
gher Company, Inc., Donald McClench, Inc., Donald Road 
Garage Inc., Doning Food Products, Inc., Donlan Com- 
pany, Donle Driveways, Inc., Donnelly Machine Co. Inc., 
Donovan Drug Company, Donovan-Ells Corporation, 
Doran Bagnall Company, Dorchester Coal Company, Inc., 
Dorchester Fixture Company, Dorington Leather Co. Inc., 
Doublaye Medical Case Records Company, Inc., Doucet & 
Robertson, Inc., Dowler - Whalen, Inc., Dowling, Swain & 
Shea, Incorporated, Downey Coal Company, Downey 
Motor Car Company, Incorporated, Dracut Construction 
Company, Dreicer Corporation, Dudley Terminal Trust, 
Inc., Dunbar-Brown, Incorporated, Duncan Shoe Com- 
pany, Dundee Mfg. Co., Duoflex Piston Rings, Inc., Dur- 
Esso Company, Durgin, Wormstead Co., Inc., Duro Hous- 
ing Company, Dutton's Chain Remnant Stores, Inc., Dut- 
ton's Pure Food & Material Supply Co. Inc., Dyson & 
Brown Company. 

E. A. Ellis, Inc., E. B. Carleton & Co., Inc., E. B. Nelson 
Grocery Co., E. Bottomley Company, E. E. Burnham 
Company, E. Grossman and Co. Inc., E. Hartshorn & 
Sons Inc. (1926), E. L. Trask & Co., Inc., E. S. Hill & Co. 
Inc., E. W, Burr, Inc., E. W. Lucas Company, Eagle 
Amusement Company, Eagle Diner, Inc., Eagle Home 
Building Association Inc. of Attleboro, Mass., Eagle Spa, 
Inc., Eagle Storage Warehouse Company, Early American 
Pewter Company, Eastern Bond & Mortgage Co., Eastern 
Cap Mfg. Co. Inc., Eastern Casualty Insurance Company, 



118 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 

Certain Eastem Dairies, Inc., Eastern Farms, Inc., Eastern Hume 

d°sToived?'^ Concrete Pipe Co., Eastern Metal Products, Inc., Eastern 
Mortgage & Investment Corporation, Eastern Plumbing 
Supply Co., Inc., Eastern Publishing Company, Inc., The, 
Eastern Quebec Mink Co., Eastern Realty Company, 
Eastern School of Commerce and Business Administration, 
Inc., Eastern Showcase Co., Eastern Specialty Manu- 
facturing Co., Eastern Stages, Inc., Eastern States Mort- 
gage Corporation, Eastern States Motor Company, Eastern 
Theatrical Enterprises, Inc., Eastern Trucking Corp., 
Economy Appliance Company, Economy Dyers and 
Cleansers, Inc., Economy Stores Company, Eddie Con- 
nelly Inc., Edmond A. Fordyce & Co., Inc., Edward A. 
Lieberman Company, Edward A. Reynolds Construction 
Company, Edward Rose Company, Egglow Corporation 
of America, 1850 Commonwealth Ave., Inc., Eldridge- 
Keith, Inc., Eleanor, Inc., Electrical Sales Company, 
Elektron Radio Corporation, Eli H. Casler Plaiting Com- 
pany, EHot Dress Company, Ehot Hospital, Inc., Elite 
Garment Co., Elite Lunch, Inc., EHte Phono & Radio, 
Inc., Ell Construction Company, Ellis, Eddy Company, 
Elm Pharmacy, Inc., Elm Street Theatre, Inc. of Waltham, 
The, Elmer D. Litch Inc., Elmer R. Jones Company, Inc., 
Elroy, Inc., Embassy Theatre Co., Emerson & Bergin, Inc., 
Emerson and Mason, Inc., Emerson Corporation, The, 
Emilie Lunch Company, Emm Realty Corporation, 
Empire Amusement Co. of Salem, Empire Lamp Shade 
Company, Empire Mailing Company, Empire Shoe Com- 
pany, Empire Theatre of Whitman, Inc., Enamel Furniture 
Co. Inc., England-Walton Company, EngHsh-Gannett 
Shops, Inc., Enterprise Manufacturing Company, Equi- 
table Claim Service, Inc., Ernest D. Haseltine Co., Ernest 
L. Haines Stores Inc., The, Essex Garage, Inc., Essex Hat 
Manufacturing Company, Inc., Essex Ice Corporation, 
Essex Investment Company, Essex Market, Inc., Evange- 
line Garage Inc., Eveready Putting Green Corporation, 
Eveready Sport Coat Company, Everett Drug Com- 
pany, Evergreen Realty Company, Everyday Wear 
System Inc., Examiner Publishing Company, Inc., Exchange 
Coffee House, Proprietors of the (1827), Exchange Coffee- 
House, The Proprietors of the (1807), Exchange Radio 
Corp., Export Lumber Company, Express Exchange, Inc. 
F. A. Parker Co., F & W Store, Inc., F. E. Adams Shoe 
Co., F. E. Kingston Company, The, F. F. Blanchard 
Company, The, F. H. Hillman Motors, Inc., F. L. Coogan 
& Co., Inc., F. L. Daggett Company, F. L. Woodward 
Company, F. M. Ambrose Company, F. Putnam Co., 
"F" Realty Corporation, The, Fair Store Inc., The, Falk- 
son Clothing Manufacturing Company, Faneuil-Cummings 
Supply Co., Inc., Farmers Outlet Company Incorporated, 
Feature Film Distributing Company, Federal Lumber Co., 
Federal Paint Co., Federal Parlor Frame Co. Inc., Federal 
Shoe Company, Federal Textile Company, Inc., Felbak 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 119 

Company, The, Fellsway Construction Company, Fenton Certain 
Mattress Company, Incorporated, The, Fenway P\irniture d^L^olved""^ 
Shoppe, Inc., Fenway School of Art, Incorporated, Fertihzer 
Liquidation Corporation, FideHty Mutual Investment 
Corporation, Fidelity Shoe Co., Field Bros, and Gross 
Company, Field-Fielder Company, Field Realty Company, 
The, Finance Associates, Inc., Financial Debater-Criterion 
Inc., Financial Mercury, Inc., The, Finkelman Leather 
Company, Fireside Salted Nut Co., First Division Dis- 
tributors of N. E., First National Sales, Inc., Fiscal Service 
Corporation, Fish Meal Company of Boston, Fisher 
Manufacturing Company, Fitchburg & New York Motor 
Express, Inc., Fitchburg Auto Body Co., Fitchburg Rubber 
Company, Inc., Fitchburg Stamping & Plating Co., 
Fitchburg Steam Engine Company, Fitts-Chesley Shoe 
Co., Fitzilk Shirt Company, Flash Radio Corporation, 
Flattery Finance Company, The, Flex-Hide Shoe Manu- 
facturing Company, The, Flint & Brickett Co., Inc., The, 
Food Sales and Warehouse Company, The, Forced Draught 
Heating Corporation, Ford Dry Goods Co., Forest Park 
Realty Corporation, Fort Company, The, Fort Point 
Development Company, Fort Realty Corporation, Fosco, 
Inc., Foss & Bump, Inc., Foss Shoe Inc., Four Associates, 
Inc., The, Four Craft Dress Manufacturing Co., The, 
Four Seas Company, Incorporated, The, Fourth Oakland 
Syndicate Incorporated, Foxboro Hotel Company, The, 
Foxboro Housing Corporation, Framingham and Boston 
Express Company, Framingham Hudson Essex Company, 
Framingham Mill Supply Company, Framingham Whip- 
pets and Knights Inc., Frances E. Gardner, Inc., Francis 
S. Cummings Company, Franco Co-operative Company, 
Frank A. Andrews, Inc., Frank A. Smith Co. Inc., Frank 
Coombs Shoe Co. Inc., Frank E. Lenane, Inc., Frank E. 
Meaney & Company, Inc., Frank I. Klayman Company, 
The, Frank P. Anthony Co., Frank S. Whitcomb Co., 
Frank Ward System, Inc., Frankhn Company, The, 
Franklin Construction Company, Inc., Frankhn Curtain 
Co. Inc., Frankhn Fibre Co. Inc., Frankhn Market, Inc., 
Frankhn Park Filhng Station, Inc., Franklin Press, Inc., 
Franklin Tire Co., Fred C. Fowler Company, Inc., Fred 
E. Chick, Inc., Fred L. Davis Co., Fred W. Nash Co., Inc., 
Frederic E. Bronson, Inc., Fred'k H. Sprague Corporation, 
Fred's Market, Inc., Freezel Corporation, The, Freight- 
Container Service Company, French Real Estate Co., 
Friendly Shop, Inc., Frost Motor Car Co., Frumkin 
Tobacco Company, Inc., Frye & Somerville, Inc., Fuller 
Greene Company, Fulton Realty Co., Furniture Ex- 
change, Inc., Furniture Factories, Inc. 

G. A. Gordon, Inc., G. A. Taylor Manufacturing Co., 
Inc., G. F. Howard Paper Box Company, G. H. K. Cleans- 
ing and Dyeing Co., Inc., G. L. Merriam Co., Inc., G. M. C. 
Truck Company of Fall River, G. O. Baxter Company, 
Inc., G. S. Sprague Company, G. W. Lord Company, 



120 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 

Certain Gainsboro, Inc., Gainsborough Garage, Inc., Gale-Sibley 

Slved""* Company, Garage Equipment Company, Gardner Carriage 
Gear Co., Gardner Farmers' Corporation, The, Garland 
& Barbour Inc., Garmidere, Inc., Gas and Electric Improve- 
ment Company, Gas Appliances, Incorporated, Gekco 
Company of Atlanta, The, Gekco Company of Daven- 
port, The, Gekco Company of Little Rock, The, Gekco 
Company of Oklahoma City, The, Gendron and Lavoie, 
Incorporated, General Abrasive Fabrics Company, General 
Appliance Manufacturing Company, The, General Burners 
Corporation, General Coil Company, General Creamed 
Foods, Inc., General 5 and 10 Cent Food Stores, Inc., 
General Loan Company, General Mill Supply Corporation, 
General Photo Engraving Co., Inc., General Service Com- 
pany, General Sole Company, The, General X-Ray Com- 
pany, Geneva Hardware Company, Geo. A. Learned Co., 
The, George Bischoff, Inc., George C. Vaughan Company, 
George Corey Company, George E. Marsters Company, 
George E. Marsters, Inc. (1913), George E. Smith Com- 
pany, George G. Donnelly Corporation, Geo. H. Richter 
Company, George H. Sharp Company, Inc., George P. 
Sampson, Inc., George S. Dixon Company, George T. 
Haskell Company, Inc., George T. Rendle Company, 
George W. Canterbury Co., George W. Capen Company, 
Geo. W. Cole Co., Geo. W. Cook Co., Inc., George's 
Battery Service, Inc., Giant Storage Battery Company, 
Giblin Auto Parts Co., Gibson & WilHams, Inc., Gillette 
Rubber Sales Company, Gillette Tire Company of New 
England, Inc., Ginsberg Realty Corporation, Girard Inc., 
Giuhani, Inc., Glendale Filling Station, Inc., Glendale 
Stores, Inc., Glenmere Market Inc., Glenmere Products 
Inc., Globe Construction Co., Inc., Globe Knitting Com- 
pany, Globe Paper Box Corporation, Globe Realty Com- 
pany, Glove Grip Boot Shops, Inc., Glynllison Gardens, 
Inc., Gold Bond Shoe Corporation, Gold, Incorpo- 
rated, Goldberg & Son, Inc., Goldmark Shoe Com- 
pany, Inc., Golfette, Incorporated, Goodell Manu- 
facturing Company, Goodman's Furniture Co. Inc., Good- 
rose Furniture Co., Gordon Construction Company, 
Gordon Oil Co., Inc., Gordon Petroleum Company, Gordon 
R. Badger Inc., Gordon-Spalding Co., Inc., Gordon's 
Bakery, Inc., Goudreault Bros. Shoe Co., Grafton Woolen 
Mills, Graham Hat Company, The, Grand Opera House 
Co., Grand Rapids Furniture Company of Boston, Grand 
Realty Co., Granite Block Holding Corporation, Grant 
Yarn Company, Graphic Arts Studio of Arthur Michael 
Gold, Inc., The, Gray Line Taxi, Inc., Great Island Im- 
provement Co., Inc., Great Roofing Co. Inc., The, Greater 
Boston Drug Stores, Inc., Green Shops, Inc., Green Stores, 
Inc., Greenberg-Perri-Michelson Shoe Co., Grey Line 
Trucking Co., Inc., Gridley-Stone Company, Gripsit 
Corporation, Grossman & Co., Inc., Guarantee Bakeries, 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 121 

Inc., Guaranty Holding Corporation, Guertin-deRoche- Certain 

. /-~, /-IT corporations 

mont Company, Ciinnerson, Inc. diasoived. 

H. A. Koch Hat Co., The, H. and B. Chemical Company, 
H & E Pipe Wrench, Inc., H & E Wrench Company, 
HCH Theatres, Inc., H. C. Rohrman Coal Company, 
Inc., H. Cutler Company, H. E. Burnham, Inc., H. E. 
Rust Company, Inc., H. F. Shaw, Incorporated, H. Fred- 
riksen & Sons, Inc., H. G. Keith, Inc., H. Goldman & 
Sons, Inc., H. H. Saunders, Inc., H. Kladky and Co. Inc., 
H. L. Stearns Desk Co., H. Phillips Co., H. W. Spaulding 
Inc., Hadley Falls, The Proprietors of the, Hadley Press, 
Inc., The, Hadlock Color and Photograph, Inc., Haines 
Bloomfield Kincaid Company, Hale-Home Movie Products 
Company, The, Haley-Stone, Inc., Halifax Apartments 
Corporation, Hall Construction Company, Inc., Hall Ice 
and Fuel Company, The, Hall Tree Holder Co., Inc., 
Hamel Screen Co. Inc., Hamilton Roofing Corporation, 
Hamlin-Howe & Stewart, Incorporated, Hampden Finance 
Company, Hampton Engineering Company, Han-A-Phone 
Company of New England, Inc., The, Hancock Realty 
Company, Hancock Wood Products Co., Handy Chocolate 
Company (1914), Hanley's Candy Stores, Inc., Hanock, 
Inc., Haracourt Leather Goods Company Incorporated, 
Harbor Printing Company, Harbor Trust Incorporated, 
Harcourt Bindery, Inc., The, Hardinger & Hoyt, Inc., 
Harley Riga Sales Company, Harney Shoes, Inc., Harold 
J. Power Radio Corporation, Harold K. Allen, Incorpo- 
rated, Harold Morton Company, Harraghy's Lunch, Inc., 
Harrington Press, The, Harrington's Auto Service Inc., 
Harris Realty Co., Harrison Dry Goods Inc., Harry 
Grodsky, Inc., Harry Ingalls Checker Girls Musical 
Comedy, Inc., Harry Kaufman Company, Inc., The, 
Hartford Realty Co., Harvest Milling Co., Inc., Harvey 
Company, The, Harvey-Robb, Incorporated, Haskell & 
Hatch Company, Hastings Rubber Floors, Inc., Hastings 
Sales Co., Hauteville Fuel Co., Inc., The, Hav-a-Look 
Gardens Inc., Haverback Shoe Co. Inc., Haverhill Counter 
Co. Inc., Haverhill Heel Co., The, Haverhill Milhng Co., 
The, Haverhill Taxi Company, Hayman-Esty Lumber Co., 
The, Heald-Hall Transportation Co., Health-Craft, Inc., 
Health Promotion Association, Inc., The, Hedlund Motor 
Company, Helene Peck, Inc., Hellstrom & Company, 
Inc., Hemenway Pharmacy, Inc., Henchey Motor Co., 
Henderson Device Company, Hendley Systems Inc., 
Henry B. Humphrey Corporation, Henry D. Folsom 
Leather Company, Henry F. Miller and Sons Piano Com- 
pany, Henry F. Miller Stores Company, The, Henry G. 
Webb, Incorporated, Henry L. Whalen, Incorporated, 
Henry R. Carter Co., Inc., Henry W. Rogers, Inc., Henry 
Woods Sons Company, Herbert H. Bates Associates, Inc., 
Hermes Furnishing Shop, Inc., The, Hershoff's, Inc., 
Hervey C. Pierce Company, Hi-Mark Film Exchange, 
Inc., Highland Ice Company, Highland Land Company, 



122 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 

Certain Highway Transportation Co. Inc., Hill & Bush Company, 

dSved""'' Hill Chair Mfg. Co., Inc., Hill, Clarke & Company, In- 
corporated, Hill Clothes Dryer Co., Hill Smith & Co. Inc., 
Himmel Drug Company, Hinsdale Trading Corporation, 
Hippodrome Amusement Company, Hodder & Boyce, Inc., 
Hodgdon Insurance Agency, Inc., Hodgman Wood Heel 
Co., Hoffman Investment Corporation, Holbrook Mills 
Company, Holden-Leonard Company, Holland System 
Incorporated, Holland System-Motor Company, Holly 
Manufacturing Co., Inc., Holyoke Motors Corporation, 
Holyoke Reo Company, Inc., Home Builders Mort- 
gage Corporation, Home Building Association Inc., 
Home City Re-Treading & Vulcanizing Co., Home 
Contact Sales Corporation, Home Electric and Radio 
Co., Inc., Home Made Ice Cream Company, Inc., Home 
Radio Company, Incorporated, Homer's Inc. (1928), 
Homestead Association, Inc., Hopkins Realty Corporation, 
Hopkinson & Holden, Inc., Hopkinton Co-operative 
Association, Horace Realty Co., Inc., Hotel Essex Res- 
taurant Corporation, Hotel Garages, Inc., Hotel Pilgrim 
Company, Houghton Manufacturing Company, Houghton 
Oils Incorporated, Household Appliance Corporation, 
Household Engineers Inc., Houston and Flagg Company, 
Howard W. Hill Co., Howland Realty Co., Hoxie Soap and 
Chemical Co., The, Hub Mfg. Co., Hub Parlor Frame 
Company, Hub Plastering, Inc., The, Hub Products 
Company, Inc., Hub Ribbon & Carbon Co., Hub Service, 
Inc., The, Hub Specialty Company, Inc., Hubbardston 
Garage, Inc., Hudson Construction Company, Hugo N. 
Peterson, Inc., Hugo's Inc., Hull Development Co., 
Humboldt Baking Company (1921), Humboldt Baking 
Company (1928), Hume-Kimball Co., Humphrey and 
Fitzgerald, Inc., Humpty Dumpty Miniature Golf, Inc., 
Huntington Club Inc., Husson & Ayles Construction 
Company, Hutchings Organ Company, Hyannis Fish Corpo- 
ration, Hydro-Marble, Inc., Hydro Palm Soap Company, 
Hyland-Packard Corporation. 

I-C-Food Products, Inc., I. D. Montgomery Co., I. H. 
Nollman & Co. Inc., I. S. Johnson & Co. Incorporated, 
I. W. Perkins Co. Inc., I. Wintman, Inc., Ideal Comb Com- 
pany, Ideal Finish Company, The, Ideal Radio Corporation, 
Imperial Dress Company, Improved Metal Weatherstrip 
Company, Independent Dye House, Inc., Independent Fruit 
Company, Inc., Independent Store Service, Incorporated, 
Indian Acres, Inc., Indian Head Construction Corporation, 
Indian Head Cranberry Company, Indian Lodge & Cabins, 
Inc., Indoor Golf Course, Inc., Industrial Discount Corpo- 
ration, Industrial Machines Company, Industrial Manage- 
ment, Inc., Infant Supply Co., Ingalls and Kendricken, 
Incorporated, Ingersoll Brokerage Co., Inc., Ingham Tile 
Co. Inc., Ingoglia & De Luca, Inc., Instant Mechanical 
Rehef Co., Insurance Agency and Service Corporation, 
Inter City Dispatch Inc., Inter-City Supply Co. Inc., 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 123 

Inter-State Building and Construction Co., Interlocking Certain 
Brick Company, International Co-operative Association, di'ssoived!'"" 
International Fiscal Company, International Ginger Ales 
Corporation, International Gum Corp., International High- 
way and Cement Block Company, Inc., International Silk 
Label Company Inc., International Toy Corporation, 
Interstate Produce Company, Interstate Realty Company, 
Interstate Terminals, Inc., Investment Bankers Corpo- 
ration, Investment Research Company, The, Investment 
Trust Analyst, Inc., Investors Company of America, In- 
vestors Rating and Supervising Corporation, Irma Realty, 
Inc., Iron Kettle Inc., Israel Gold, Inc., ItaHan Poultry 
Company. 

J. A. Finley Company, J. A. Poirier, Inc., J & F Con- 
struction Company, J. & R. Realty Co., Inc., J & S Shoe 
Company, Inc., J. B. Logan Shoe Co., J. B. Thomas & 
Rapp Co., J. Bearson Company, Incorporated, J. Coffman 
& Son, Inc., J. D. Advertising Corporation, J. D. Booth 
& Son, Inc. of N. E., J. E. Lydstone Inc., J. E. Poland Com- 
pany, J. F. Kennedy Co., J. Frank Dunbar Company, 
The, J. H. Bernard Co., Inc., J. H. MacAlman Co., J. J. 
Conway Company, Inc., J. M. Lyons & Co. Inc., J. P. 
Pierce Inc., J. R. Mattor, Incorporated, J. S. Madian 
Shoe Company, J. Stanley Wedlock Company, J. T. Header 
Company, Inc., J. W. McGaragle & Co., Inc., J. W. Pearson 
& Company, Inc., Jackson Co. Jewelers, Jackson-King 
& Co., Inc. of Salem, Mass., Jackson Shoe Mfg. Company, 
Jacobsons Inc., The, Jado Manufacturing Company, 
Jamaica Manufacturing Company, Inc., Jamaica Phar- 
macy, Inc., Jamaica Plain Tire & Battery Service Co., Jam- 
back Inc., James F. Cowan Inc., James F. Kenna Co., 
James F. Monaghan Inc., James H. Nye Co., James I. 
Brooks, Inc., James J. Hayden Players, Inc., James-Morris 
Co. Inc., James Motor Sales Inc., James Parfitt & Son, Inc., 
Jamestown Metal Desk Sales Co., Jane Paris Shops, Inc., 
Jason's Department Store, Inc., Jasspon Clothing Com- 
pany, Jayeff Shoe Company, Inc., Jean-Lee Frocks, Inc., 
Jefferson Securities Corporation of Worcester, Jeffrey- 
Nichols Motor Company, Jefts Furniture and Supply 
Co., Jerry Duryea, Inc., Jersey Battery Station Inc., 
Jewish Advocate Publishing Company, Jiannette Shop 
Inc., Jimmie Evans Amusement Company, Jobbing Con- 
fectioners' Association, John A. Carver Company, John 
A. Dunn Corporation, John B. Beauvais, Inc., John 
Berman Furniture Co., John C. Finegan Company, John 
Criss, Inc., John F. Barteau, Inc., John F. Morgan & 
Son (Incorporated), John Foster Company, John G. Wright 
& Co., Incorporated, John H. Bickford Company, John 
H. Lambert & Co., Inc., John J. Clark Realty Company, 
Inc., John J. Mitchell, Incorporated, John J. Whalen 
Company, John Malloch & Co., Inc., John N. Jamnback 
& Co., Inc., John R. Ayers, Inc., John R. Ericcson, Inc., 
John W. Hahn Corporation, The, Johnson & CoHins, Inc., 



124 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 

Certain JohnsoD Chemical Company, Johnson, Fallona & Kirk, 

disTo'ivtd.°°^ Inc., Johnston Lumber Co., Joint Stock Securities Com- 
pany of Massachusetts, Jones Hardwood Company (1913), 
Joseph A. Rochette Cigar Company, Inc., Joseph E. 
Murphy Company, Inc., Joseph List Company, Joslyn 
Motor Company, The, Judson Realty Corporation. 

K & L Manufacturing Co. Inc., K and M Leather Co., 
K & M Sales Company, Incorporated, K & M Shank Co., 
K. & R. Tip Printing Co. Inc., K and S Shoe Co., K. & W. 
Casting & Sales Company, K. F. Nash & Co., Inc., K. 
G. Lewis Co., Inc., Kabatznick Realty Corporation, 
Kahn Clothing Co., Katsos Bros. Inc., Kaufman's Lunch, 
Inc., Kay Electric Supply Co., Kay's, Inc., Kedian Auto 
Supply Company, Keene Motor Lines, Inc., Keith's 
Theatre, Inc., Kelley & Burke, Inc., Kelley-Post Kitchen 
Products Company, Kenbar Corporation, The, Kenealy 
& Maxwell Company, Kenmore Sales and Service Inc., 
Kenmore Transportation Company, Kenney Trucking 
Co., Kenwood Lunch, Inc., Kenwood Realty Company, 
Inc., Kenyon Hide Company, Keuka Vineyards Company, 
Keystone, Inc., The, Kidder Company of Springfield, 
The, Kiley-Adams Inc., Killarney Ginger Ale Company 
of New England, Kittywake Flying Club, Inc., Klin 
Products Corporation, Knickerbocker Attractions, Inc., 
Knott Motor, Inc., Knowlton Electric Company, Kobert 
Machine Company, Konkoly, Incorporated, Kouri Manu- 
facturing Company, Kuhn Ice Cream Machinery Co., 
Kurkjian Bros. Inc., Kurnitsky Paper Company, Inc., 
Kuro Medicine Company, Kwix Company. 

L. A. Hackett Co., L. A. Hathaway Company, L. A. 
Rogers Company, L. A. Sprague Corporation, L. Avanzino 
& Brother, Inc., L. C. L. Fast Freight Service Corp., 
L. C. Morang Co., L. Ginsberg & Son, Inc., L. J. Mutty 
Company, L. S. Starrett Company, The (1900), L. Z. 
Carpenter Company, La Belle Beauty Salon, Inc., La 
Mode Beauty Salon, Inc., La Salle Lamp Company, 
LaSalle Shoe Company, LaSalle Shoe Corporation, 
La Touraine, Inc., Labor Press Publishing Co., Inc., The, 
Ladies Sport Shoe Co., Inc., The, Lafayette Square Used 
Car Co., Inc., Lain Oil Company, Lake View Building 
Corporation, Lamb Knitting Machine Company, Lander 
Brintnall Company, Landry Manufacturing Company, 
Langford Sales Audit Machine Company, Laporte Motor 
Company, Inc., Laurenza Realty Corporation, Lawrence 
& Robishaw, Inc., Lawrence CoHier Gas Heating Company, 
Lawrence Grocery Company, Lawrence Pharmacal Com- 
pany, The, Lawrence Produce Company, The, Lawrence 
R. Wing Company, The, Lawson Coal and Grain Co., 
Inc., Laxton Medicine Company, The, Lazarus & Co., 
Inc., Leader Shoe Company, Leanburg Products Company, 
Leavitt's Inc., Lefevre-Oatman Shoe Co., Legitt's Creek 
Anthracite Company, Leicester Lime Corporation, Lenox 
Manufacturing Company, Inc., Lenox Shoe Company, 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 125 

Inc., Leo C. Mansfield, Inc., Leo Products Co., Leonard Certain 
& Tilden Company, Inc., Leonard J. Wiley, Inc., Leonard's dias^"ivtd?°^ 
(a corporation), Leonard's Apparel Shop, Inc., Leslie's Inc., 
Levall's, Inc., Leviseur, Haroth & Co. Inc., Levy Depart- 
ment Store, Inc., Lew-Ross Umbrella Mfg. Co., Lewis 
& Dow Motor Co., Lewis Holding Co., Inc., Lewis Shoe 
Company, Inc., Lewis Sovrensky Company Inc., I^ex- 
ington Brick Company, Lexington Riding School, Lex- 
ington Trawling Company, Libbey Machine Co. Inc., 
Liberal Finance Corporation, Liberty Belle Inc., Liberty 
Supply Company, Liberty Wet Wash Inc., Lincoln Building 
and Construction Company, Inc., Lincoln Clothing Com- 
pany, The, Lincoln Construction Co., Lincoln Parlor 
Furniture Company, Lincoln Square Bowling Alleys, Inc., 
Lincoln Yarn Company, Linnehan's Express Inc., Li- 
noleum Co., Lion Battery Manufacturing Corporation, 
Lionel A. Street Company, Lisbon Wood Products Co., 
Litharge Recovery Corporation, Litwack-Zaff Burlap 
Bag Co., Living Age Company, The, Loan and Discount 
Corporation, Lobby Sales Company, Lodge Restaurant, 
Inc., Loeffler's New Bridge Garage, Inc., Loeffler's Walnut 
Garage Inc., Lombard Feed Co. Inc., Lomer Armored 
Tire Company of New England, London Tobacco Co. Inc., 
Lone Pine Holding Corporation, Longmeadow Company, 
Inc., The, Longwill, Wheeler, Inc., Longwood Realty, 
Inc., Lord & Burnham Company, Lord Electric Company, 
Lorraine Dress Company, Los Cerrillos Turquoise Gem 
Corporation, Loud Slide Valve Engine Company, Inc., 
Louis Abrahams Co., Louis F. Smith, Inc., Louis J. Maney 
Company Incorporated, Louis Miller Company, Louis 
N. Norris Manufacturing Corporation, Louisiana Leasing 
Syndicate, Inc., Lowe-Goulston Inc., Lowell Arch Pre- 
server Shoe Shop, Inc., Lowell Cut Glass Company, Lowell 
Equipment Manufacturing Co., Lowell Hotel Corpo- 
ration, Lowell Machine Company, Lowell Medical Co., 
Lowell Recreation Company, Inc., Lowell Specialty 
Manufacturing Company, Lowell Sunday Tribune Pub- 
lishing Company, The, Lowell Washing Machine Com- 
pany, Inc., Luby's, Inc., Lucille's, Incorporated, Lucy 
Blaine Bradshaw, Inc., Lumber Credit and Research 
Bureau, Inc., Lusitania Associates, Inc., Lynn Stone 
Company, Lynnway Building and Realty Company, 
Lyon-Sief Company, Lyons Counter Company, Lyons 
Sales Co. Inc., Lytercase Incorporated. 

M. and J. Drug Stores, Inc., M. & S. Theatre Corpo- 
ration, M & Z Liquidation Corporation, M. Egbord, Inc., 
M. Furash Company, M. Garbelnick Shoe Company, 
M. H. Boyden Company, M. J. O'Hearn Inc., M. L. C, 
Inc., M. S. Kondazian & Son, Inc., M. Sussman Company, 
M. T. Cummings Co., M. Weinstein Inc., MacDonald 
Bros. Engineering Laboratories Inc. of Massachusetts, 
MacMulkin-MacLeod Motor Sales Company, Macdonald 
Advertising Co., Macdonald Sign Co., Macleod, Mitchell, 



126 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 

Certain and Holzman, Inc., Madestone Company, Inc., Made- 

disTolvtd?'^^ well Cap Company, Madewell Construction Company, 
Madian Shoe Company, Inc., The, Madison Builders, 
Inc., Madison Shoe Company, Mae Aldrich Beauty Shoppe 
Inc., Magee Realty Corporation, Magee Sales Company, 
Magna Importing & Exporting Co., Magnolia Land Asso- 
ciates, Inc., Main Street Motor Company, Maitland 
Gypsum Company, Majestic Auto and Radio Supply 
Company, Majestic Construction Company, Majestic 
Theatre, Inc. of Fitchburg, Malaguti Food Products, 
Inc., Maiden Auto Super-Service, Inc., Maiden Bronze 
Founders Inc., Maiden Electrical Supply Co., Inc., Maiden 
Hudson-Essex Co., Maiden Publishing Co., Inc., Mallow's 
Candy Shop, Inc., Maloney Block Company, The, Malta 
Manufacturing Co. Inc., Malvern Trust, Incorporated, 
Manhattan Food Stores Inc., Manhattan Market, Inc., 
Mann Company, Inc., The, Mann Stores Incorporated, 
Manning & Baxter, Incorporated, Mansfield Printing 
Company, Manufacturers' Express, Inc., Maolis Land 
Company, Maple Realty Company, Marco Wood Heel 
Company, Marcus Inc., Marden-Orlando Co., Inc., Marion 
Lougee, Inc., Markell's Milton Theatre, Inc., Markell's 
Weymouth Theatre, Inc., Market Warehouse Company, 
Marks Tire Company Inc., Marlin Poindexter, Inc., Marsh 
Oil Burners, Inc., Marshall Machine Company Inc., 
Martha's Vineyard Airport, Inc., Martin & Dierauer Inc., 
Martin House, Inc., Martin Trailer Co., The, Martin's, 
Inc., Marvel Ice Cream Box Filler Company, Masco Drug 
Corporation, Mason & Bissell Company, Massachusetts 
Airways Corporation, Massachusetts Box Company, Mas- 
sachusetts Construction Corporation of Boston, Massa- 
chusetts Development Company, Massachusetts Drug 
Manufacturing Company, Massachusetts Finance Com- 
pany, Massachusetts Gasoline & Oil Company, Massa- 
chusetts Generative Oil Corporation, Massachusetts 
Grocery Company, Massachusetts Guarantee and Reserve 
Corporation, Massachusetts Hatters, Inc., Massachusetts 
Insurance Fiscal Corporation, Massachusetts Metal Com- 
pany, Inc., Mass. Rent-A-Car Inc., Massachusetts Silver 
Black Fox Company, Massachusetts Specialty Company, 
Massachusetts Sprinkler, Plumbing & Heating Co., Mas- 
sachusetts Steamship Company, Massachusetts Thrift 
Plan, Inc., Massachusetts Used Auto Parts Co., Mas- 
sasoit Corporation, The, Masse Service Stations, Inc., 
Masterbuilders Products Company, Incorporated, Mathews 
Chocolate Company Inc., Matson Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Mattapan Electric Supply Co. Inc., Mattapan 
Motor Mart, Inc., Mattapan Print Shop Inc., Mattapan 
Restaurant Co., Mattapan Supply Company, Matta- 
poisett Manufacturing Company, Maurice E. Bresnahan 
Shoe Company, Max Shoolman Corporation, Maxwell's 
Apparel Shop Inc., May Universal Last Corporation, 
Mayer Drug Company, Mayflower Cleansing Company, 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 127 

Mayflower Commodores Inc., Mayflower Realty Corpo- Certain 
ration, The, Mayflower Theatre Corporation, The, McCabe disTo'ived""'' 
Construction Company, Inc., McGrath Bros. Inc., Mc- 
Kenney & Waterbury Co., Inc., McLellan & Brigham Com- 
pany, McLeod & Broga Inc., McMinn Drug Company, 
McNally Construction Co., McPherson-Symmes Market, 
Inc., Meadowbrook Farm Incorporated, Meady, Wilcox 
Company, Medford Hudson & Essex Co., Medford Yellow 
Cab Co., Inc., Medical Arts Building, Inc., Mellen-Brad- 
ford Inc., Melville Company, The, Melvin Dress Company, 
Inc., Memorial Bridge Garage, Inc., Merchants Airlines, 
Inc., Meridian Cafeteria Inc., Merit Dress & Costume 
Co., The, Merrill Shoe Company, Merrimack Airways, 
Inc., Merrimack Filling Stations Inc., Merry Print, In- 
corporated, The, Merwin Manufacturing Company, Metal 
Products Manufacturing Company, Metalcraft Company, 
The, Metropolis Land Co., Metropolitan Booking Offices, 
Inc., Metropolitan Corporation, Metropolitan Engineering 
Service Co., Metropolitan Filling Stations, Inc., Metro- 
politan Plumbing & Heating Co., Meyer Jonasson & 
Co., of Boston, Inc., Michelin Tire Company of Mas- 
sachusetts, Middlesex Apartments, Inc., The, Mid- 
dlesex Hosiery Mills, Inc., Middlesex Sign Co., Inc., 
Milford Industrial Company, Inc., The, Milford Motors 
Inc., Mill Hill Company, Inc., Mill River Indoor Golf 
Club, Inc., Miller & Gordon Manufacturing Company, 
Miller Bros. Inc., Miller Charlotte Russe Co., Inc., Miller 
Corporation, The, Miller Distributing Company, Miller 
Electrical Company, Miller-May Company, Miller's Cloth- 
ing House Company, Milmay Co. Inc., Milton Theatre, 
Inc., Minerva Automobiles of New England, Minute Man 
Laundries, Inc., Minwool Insulating Company of New 
England, The, Mitchell Scrap Leather Co., Inc., Mitchell- 
Sullivan Corporation, Mitchell The Tailor Inc., Mitchell- 
Welch Shoe Co., Model Wood Heel Company, Modern 
Dental Manufacturing Co., Modern Devices, Inc., Modern 
Engraving Company, Modern Heat Treating Corporation, 
Modern Laundry Inc., The, Modern Wall Paper and Paint 
Co., Inc., Mohawk Amusement Company, Inc., Mohawk 
Fur and Apparel Company, Inc., Monahan-Dacey Co., 
Monarch Clothing Company, Monarch Novelty Company 
Inc., Monello Corporation, Monorail Transportation Sys- 
tem, Inc., Monroe Manor Inc., Monroe Stores, Inc., The, 
Montrose Construction Company, Incorporated, Mont- 
rose Greenhouses Inc., Monument Realty Company, 
Moore and Canavan Company, Inc., Moore and Wyman 
Elevator and Machine Works, Moosehead Camps, Inc., 
Morgan Electric Manufacturing Co., Morin Improved 
Welt Process, Inc., Morin Inc., Morris Shoe Company, 
Inc., Morrison Construction Company, Morse Body Co., 
Inc., Morse, Inc. of Ljmn, Morse Theatre, Inc., Mortgage 
Realty & Homes Co., Inc., Morton E. Converse and Son 
Company, Mosco Floor Machining Company, Inc., The, 



128 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 

Certain MotoF Control Company, Motor Safety Indicator Inc., 

d^J^jlved.""^ Motor Tire and Service Co., Moulin Rouge Co., Inc., 
Moulton Textile Company, Mt. Auburn Pharmacy, Inc., 
Mount Everett Hotel and Club, Inc., Mt. Tom Silk Com- 
pany, Moviescope Company, Inc., Mrs. Moody and Mrs. 
Farquhar, Incorporated, Mudgett's Incorporated, Munro- 
Sexton Company, Munroe Hosiery Shop, Inc., Murray 
& Coe, Inc., Murray & Tregurtha Corporation, Murray 
Drug Stores, Inc., Murray Engineering Corporation, 
Music Service Co., Inc., Musical Shops, Inc., Muske- 
taquid Company, Mutual Divide Company, Mutual Oil 
& Gas Corporation, Myles Standish, Inc., The. 

N. Barnicoat Company, Incorporated, N. F. Mc- 
Carthy, Inc., N. Maggioli Co., Inc., Nan Cabot Candies, 
Inc., Nanay Mills (Aguna) Ltd., Nantasket Aeroplane 
Swing Co., Napoli Restaurant, Inc., Nat Fisher Body Co., 
Nat H. Hanson Leather Company, Inc., The, National 
Adjustment Bureau, Inc., National Airways, Inc., National 
Clearing House Inc., National Creditors Association, Inc., 
National Curtain Company, National Discount Company, 
National Dress Co., National Geographical Institute 
Inc., National Glue Company, National Health Institute, 
Inc., National Indian Head Tourist Association, Inc., 
National Industries, Incorporated, National Inspection 
Bureau, Inc., National Insurance Agency, Inc., National 
Investors Digest, Inc., National Lead Company of Massa- 
chusetts, National Manufacturing Company, National 
Motion Picture Bureau, Inc., National Motor Service, 
Inc., National Opera Company, National Plating Company, 
National Rack Company, The, National Radio Corpo- 
ration,^ National Rug Cleaners, Inc., National Sales Machine 
Company, National Shoe Stores Co., National SHp Cover 
Co., National Wood Heel Company, Naumkeag Publishing 
Company, Nautical Garden Inc., Nay Yellow Cab Service 
Company, Ne-No Frocks, Inc., Neal Service Station, Inc., 
Nednil Realty Corporation, Needham Motors Co., 
Neighborhood Wet Wash Laundry, Inc., NeitHch & 
Wolkon Inc., Nelmer Shoe, Inc., Neon Sign Companies 
of America, The, Nep Products Company, Neponset 
Building Corporation, Neponset Cash Market Incorporated, 
Netoco Gem Theatre, Inc., Netoco Hudson Theatre, Inc., 
Nevin E. Snyder & Co. Inc., New Athens Book Store, Inc., 
New Bay State Hotel Company, New Bedford-Acushnet 
Airport Inc., New Bedford Base Ball Association (1878), 
New Bedford Exhibition Company, New Bedford Salvage 
& Wrecking Co., New England Air Transport Co., New 
England Amusement Corporation, New England Aniline 
Works, Inc., New England Beverage Co., New England 
Briquette Corporation, New England Cleansers and 
Dyers, Inc., New England Curtain Company, New England 
CyHnder Regrinding Company, New England Dairies, 
Inc., New England Degreasing Company, New England 
Duntile Company, New England Egg Yolk Mfg. Company, 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 129 

New England Elevator Company, Incorporated, New Certain 
England Filling Stations Company, New England Fi- dSived""^ 
nancial Service Company, New England Fireworks Manu- 
facturing and Display Co., Inc., of Springfield, Massa- ^ 
chusetts. New England Fuel Oil Company of Massa- 
chusetts, New England Fur Traders, Inc., New England 
Futurscope Company, New England Gypsum Company, 
New England Home Equipment Company, New England 
Loan and Discount Corp., New England Marine Sales, 
Inc., New England Merchandising Co. Inc., New England 
Motors Inc., New England Musical Case Co., New England 
Outfitting Company, Inc., New England Oxygen Company, 
New England Petro Corporation, New England Pillow 
Co., Inc., New England Poultry & Egg Co., Inc., New 
England Poultry and Supply Company, New England 
Press, Inc., New England Pure Food Laboratories In- 
corporated, New England Saw & Steel Company. The, 
New England Sports Co., New England Super-Service 
Co., New England Theatrical Distributors, Inc., New 
England Time Table Distributing Company, New England 
Transoceanic Corporation, New England Warehouse Com- 
pany, New England Watch & Jewelry Co., New England 
Woodworking Co., Inc., New Era Distributors, Inc., New 
Essex Restaurant, Inc., New Haven-Nash Corporation, 
New Home Bakery, Inc., New King Philip Inn, Inc., 
New York Apparel Shop Inc., New York Chain Store, 
Inc., New York Cut Price Store, Inc., New York Novelty 
Hat Manufacturing Company, Inc., New York Paper 
Co., Inc., New York Radio Corporation, New York Radio 
Stores, Inc., Newbert Color Co., Newbury Printing Service 
Inc., Newbury Shoe Company, The, Newbury Shoe 
Corporation, Newcraft Coating Machine Company, Inc., 
Newfoundland Import & Export Co., Inc., Newton Buick 
Company, Newton Centre Cafe, Inc., Newton Progress 
Publishing Company, Inc., Niagara Shower Bath Co., 
Inc., Nickerson-Chevrolet Co., Nickerson, Inc., Noble 
Hair & Corset Shop, Inc., Nokes Manufacturing Company, 
Norfolk Electric, Inc., Norfolk Hardware & Supply Co., 
Norko Manufacturing Company, Normandin's, Inc., Nor- 
mandy Construction Company Inc., Norrie Mills, Norris 
Drug Co., Nortex Manufacturing Co., North American 
Founders Trust, Inc., North Atlantic Aviation, Inc., 
North End Boarding & Baiting Stable, Inc., North End 
Realty Corporation, North Quincy Amusement Co. Inc., 
North Shore Airways, Inc., North Shore Amusement Co., 
North Shore Construction Company, North Shore Ex- 
press, Inc., North Shore Motor Sales Company, North 
Shore Motors Co., Northampton Building Corporation, 
Northeastern Finance Corporation, Northeastern Security 
Realty and Finance Corporation, Northern Commission 
Co., Inc., Northern Timberlands & Pulpwood Company, 
Northfield Press, Inc., The, Norton's Financial News, 
Inc., Norwich Realty Corporation, Norwood Cash Grocery, 



130 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 

Certain Inc, Novclty Leather Company, Novelty Leather Goods 

fflvtd!"^ Co. Inc., Nowland Aircraft Manufacturing Company, 
Inc., Noyes Lumber Co. Inc., Nu-Day Electric Service 
Corporation, Nu-Mode Manufacturing Co., Inc., Nut 
House of Lynn, Inc., The, Nutile Fruit Company, Nutting 
Manufacturing Company. 

O. G. W. Corporation, Oak Hill Sand and Gravel Com- 
pany, Oakland Realty Co. Inc., Ocean Motor Sales, Inc., 
Odett Motor Sales, Inc., Official Boston Tercentenary 
Sales Corp., Ogar Drug Company, O'Gorman, Wade & 
Powers Co., O'Hara Oil Company, Old Colony Airways, 
Inc., Old Colony Auto Body, Inc.. Old Colony Dock and 
Terminal Company, Old Colony Plating Company, Old 
Colony Yacht Yard Inc., Old Corner Store Inc., Old South 
Oil Co., Inc., Old Town Beverages, Inc., Old Tuck Cran- 
berry Company, Oldsmobile Holyoke, Inc., Oliver Special- 
ties Co. Inc., Olympic Print, Inc., Omega Coffee & Tea 
Company, Onthank-Rich Company, Orange Needle Com- 
pany, The, Orient Supply Company, The, Oriental Trading 
Co., Ormond Construction Co., Inc., Osmos Company of 
America, Ostroff Sons Co., Inc., Otis Adams & Company 
Incorporated, Otter River Brick Corporation, Otto 
Schniebs, Inc., "Our Own" Baking Corporation, Owen 
Garage Company, Owens Lake Soda Syndicate, Inc., 
Oxford Steel Products Company, Oxford Theatre Company, 
Oxley Steel Equipment Corporation, The, Oyster Bay Grill 
and Restaurant, Inc. 

P & Construction Co., P. & R. Tool Co. Inc., P. 
Innella Company, Inc., P. J. Kennedy & Company, Inc., 
P. J. McMorrow, Inc., P. Lowenstein, Inc., P. M. Taylor's 
Organization, Inc., P. P. Emory Manufacturing Company, 
P. Sousa & Co. Inc., P. W. Wood Lumber Corporation, 
Packard-Green Coal Company, Page and Shaw, Incorpo- 
rated, Palace Parking Co. Inc., Palmer Cam Engine 
Manufacturing Corporation, Pandermis Co., Inc., Panett 
Fur Company, Panoram Pubhshing Co. Inc., Paper Stock 
Sales Corporation, Paragon Coaster Company, Paramount 
Amusement Corporation, Paramount Garages, Inc., Para- 
mount Laundries Inc., Paramount Spark Plug Corp., 
Paramount Specialty Company, Parastik Company, Park 
Adams Realty Corporation, Park-Ehot Realty Corpo- 
ration, Park G. Canedy & Company, Inc., Park Motors, 
Inc., Park Street Motor Sales Co., Inc., Parker Bryant 
Company, Incorporated, Parker Investment Corporation, 
The, Parkway Garages, Inc., Partlow Garnetting Company, 
The, Pascommuck Cotton Company, Paul Peters Inc., 
Paul Stucklen Company, Peabody Cigar Co., Peavey Realty 
Corporation, Peerless Cake, Incorporated, Peerless Con- 
struction Company, Peerless Products Co. Inc., Peerless 
Sales Corporation, Peerless Underwear Company, Pember- 
ton Construction Co., Inc., Pemberton Hotel & Inn Co., 
Pemberton Operating Co., Pendergast Candy Company 
of Massachusetts, Pentucket Investors Inc., Peoples 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 131 

Bankers Inc., People's Investment Company, People's Certain 
Laundry Inc., Percy D. Hill, Inc., Perin Leather Re- di'Ifolved!''*^ 
finishing Co., Perkins Construction Co., Inc., Perkins- 
Jones Shoe Co. Inc., Perrine Company, Perry & Whitney 
Company, Perry Laundry Machinery Company, Peter 
Wolk & Sons, Inc., Peterkofsky Brothers, Inc., Petrie 
Company, Inc., The, Pharaoh Corporation, The, Phillips 
Sandwich Shops, Inc., Philmont Worsted Company, 
Phoenix Bond & Mortgage Company, Phoenix Invest- 
ment Company, Inc., Phoenix Yarn Company, Photo 
Fabric Company, Photocraft Commercial Corporation, 
Inc., Photolyfe Company, Phj^sicians' Protective Asso- 
ciation, (Inc.), Physico-Clinical Institute, Inc., Pierce 
& Barnes Co., Pierce Rubber Company, Pigeon Hill Com- 
pany, Pilgrim Air Service, Inc., Pilgrim Dyers, Inc., 
Pilgrim Hotel Operating Compan}'', Pilgrim Lunch, Inc., 
Pilgrim Realty Corporation, Pill Brothers, Incorporated, 
Pine Grove Camp, Inc., Pine Hill Poultry Farm, Inc., 
Pink Granite Company of Milford, Pinson Lumber Corpo- 
ration, Pioneer ]\Iotor Co., Inc., Pits Grill, Inc., Pittsfield 
Adjustment Service, Inc., The, Pittsfield Baseball Asso- 
ciation, Inc., Pittsfield Confectionery Company, Pitts- 
field Manufacturing Co., Pizzitola Music Studios, Inc., 
Plastic Products, Inc., Playland Finance Co., Inc., Plaza 
Cafeteria, Inc., Plymouth and Provincetown Steam- 
boat Company, Plymouth Gold Mining Company, Plym- 
outh Iron Company, Plymouth Mills, Plymouth Rock 
Candy Company, Plymouth Steamboat Company (1866), 
Plympton Cotton Manufacturing Company, The, Plymp- 
ton Iron Company, Plympton Wool Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Pneumatic Dispatch Company of Massachusetts, 
Polar Fur Sales Co. Inc., Polish National Association, 
Inc., of Northampton, Mass., Polishing Brick Manu- 
facturing Company, Polonia Realty Corporation, Pompeo 
Bros. Company, Pond Street Corporation, Popular Stiff 
Hat Co. Inc., Portage Bay Exploration Company, Porter 
Companj^, Porter's Pharmacy, Inc., Portland Electric 
Supply Co., Inc., Porton Rubber Company, Portuguese 
Master Bakers Association, Inc., The, Potter Knitting 
Company, Powers & Brown Paper Company, Prattville 
Pharmacy, Incorporated, Preble Supply Company, Inc., 
Preferred Mortgage Corporation of New England, Prescott 
Furniture Co., Inc., Prescott Limited, Prescott's, In- 
corporated, Price Corporation, The, Price Leather Com- 
pany, Prime Beef Company, Prime Raincoat Company, 
Prince Albert Gold Company, Prince Pharmacy, Inc., The, 
Prior & Mahoney Co., Prior Realty Company, Inc., 
Priscilla Company, The, Priscilla Maid Dress Co., Pro- 
Co. Products Company, The, Progress Paper Company, 
Progressive Importing Company, Property Owners Service 
Bureau, Inc., Prospect Hotel Company, Prosperity Ad- 
vertising, Inc., Prosperity Shoe Co. Inc., Protekt-A-Dress 
Corporation, Providence Manufacturing Company, Prov- 



132 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 

Certain ince Finance Corporation, Province Spa, Inc., Province- 

disTolved!"'^ town and Plymouth Steamboat Company, The, Provost 
Engraving Company, Inc., Pruyn Bearings Corporation, 
PubHc Dry Goods Co., Puddle Proof Shoe Company, Inc., 
Pulvirenti, Inc., Puritan Air Transport Corporation, 
Puritan Ice Cream Co. of Beverly, Puritan Realty Corpo- 
ration, Purity Food Shops, Inc., The, Puttycraft Company, 
The, Puttycraft Corporation, The. 

Quaboag Manufacturing Company (1847), Quaker 
Chemical Laboratories, Inc., Quality Card & Flower 
Shop, Inc., Quality Coat & Apron Supply Company, 
Quality Lunch, Inc., Queensberry Garage, Inc., Queens- 
bury Mills, Quick Klean Sales Corp , Quick-fix Appliance 
Company, Quigley Trucking Company, Quincy Point 
Shipping Company, Quincy Tire and Glass Company, 
Inc., The, Quincy Twihght Baseball Club, Incorporated, 
Quinebaug Realty Corporation, Quinlan Rubber Company, 
Quinnabaug Manufacturing Company, Quinn's Labor 
Agency, Inc. 

R. A, Conrad Company, R & L Supply Company, 
R. & S. Theatre Co., R-C Trucking Corporation, R. C. V. 
Dryer Co. Inc., R. D. Lidstone Company, Inc., R. L. S. 
Whittemore Stamping Company, The, R. Mertin Company, 
R. Miringoff Co., R. T. Pierce Motor Company, R. Taylor 
Milk Co., R. Woodman Manufacturing & Supply Co., 
Radiant Specialty Company, Inc., Radio Appliance 
Corporation, Radio Bros. Co., Railway Engineering and 
Construction Company, The, Rainwear Inc., Raleigh 
Manufacturing Company, The, Ralph E. Emerson Inc., 
Randall-Faichney Corporation, Randall Shoe Company, 
Randolph Portable Building Company, Inc., Ravine House 
Company (Inc.), The, Ray Clothing Company, Rayart 
Distributing Corporation, Rayfield New England Oil 
Burner Corporation, Raymond Sash & Door Company, 
Rayon- Worsted Woolen Mills, Inc., Ray win. Inc., Razor- 
ette Inc., Reading Coat Co. Inc., Reading Motor Mart, 
Inc., Real Lunch Cart Inc., The, Red Arrow Auto Supply 
Company, Red Arrow Garage Inc., Red Heart Chemical 
Company, Red Star Specialty Company, The, Refriger- 
ation Corporation of America, Regal Cloak Company, 
Regal Construction Company, Regas Lunch Inc., Regent 
Corporation, The, Register Co-operative Printing Com- 
pany, Reinhart Realty Corporation, Reliable Laundry Co. 
Inc., Reliable Manufacturing Company, Inc., Reliable 
Radio Co. of Boston, Reliance Chemical Works, Inc., 
Reliance Mortgage Company, Reliance Ribbon & Carbon 
Company, The, Relief Steamboat Company, Rendezvous 
Inc., The, Reo Newton Company, Replacement Parts 
Company, Republic Shoe Company, Reservoir Realty 
Corporation, Residence Builders Inc., Revenue Realty, 
Inc., Reynolds Filling Station Inc., Rhode Island Flying 
Service, Inc., Rich Brothers, Inc., Richard Briggs, Inc., 
Richards-Clarke Motor Company, Richards Transfer 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 133 

Company, Incorporated, The, Richmond Manufacturing Certain 
Company (1837), Richmond Pharmacy, Inc., Richmond Sived!"" 
Store Fixtures Manufacturing Company, Inc., The, 
Rich's Grill, Incorporated, Ridgway Coal Mining Company, 
Riding School, Proprietors of the, Ridlon Truck Sales, Inc., 
Riley Loom Corporation, Ring Cab Company of New 
England, Ringer-Worcester Co., Rio Grande Valley 
Growers Co., Ritchie Manufacturing Company, Ritz 
Cafeteria, Inc., Ritz Dress & Hat Shop, Inc., The, Ritz 
Theater, Inc., The, Riverside Auto Company, Riverside 
Theatre, Inc., Riverway Antique Shoppe, Inc., Robert A. 
Leahy, Inc., Robert E. Houghton & Co., Inc., Robert 
Gallagher Company, The, Robert Investment Trust, Inc., 
Robert N. Shaw & Co., Inc., Robert V. Huggins Company, 
The, Robert Whittaker Co., Robertson Aviation Inc., 
Robinson and Downer, Inc., Robinson Export Company, 
Rochdale Theatre Company, Rochester Motors Co., 
Rochman & Joyce Leather Co., Inc., Rock Bottom Com- 
pany, Rock Harbor Fishing Company in Orleans, Rock- 
bottom Cotton and Wool Factory, Rock Mill, Rocking- 
ham Amusement Company, Inc., Rockingham Shoe Mfg. 
Co., Rockingham Woolen Company, Rockland Motor 
Sales Corporation, Rockville Manufacturing and Printing 
Company, Rockwood, Mclntyre Inc., Rocky Point Amuse- 
ment Company of Massachusetts, Roda Photo Products 
Company, Roger Sherman Hotel Company, Roger Sher- 
man-New England Co., The, Rogers Brothers, Inc., 
Rogers Floorcraft, Inc., Rogers Lee Corporation, Roland 
Worsted Company, Rolfe Sales Agency, Inc., Rolling- 
screene Corporation, The, Rood and Woodbury Company, 
Rose Dress Shoppes, Inc., Rose Gardens, Inc., Roseann 
Shoe Co., Rosebrooks Company, The, Rosenbloom's, Inc., 
Rosenfield Printing Co., Inc., Rosey-Baer Manufacturing 
Co., Rosmil Fibre Co., The, Rosner Shoe Co. Inc., Ross 
Gloss Company, Rossmore Company, Rotary Advertising 
Company, Rotary Sales Corporation, Rotary Smoothing 
Iron Company, Rotary Steam Engine Company, Roth 
Amusement Co., Inc., Rothschild Company, The, Roto 
Sports Co., Inc., Rotor Metal Washer Company, Rowe 
and Emerson Company, Rowes Wharf Cafeteria Inc., 
Roxbury Bootery, Inc., Roxbury Gas Tap, Inc., Roxbury 
Motor Exchange, Inc., Roxbury Shoe Thread Company, 
Roy, Inc., Royal Appliances Corporation, Royal Beef 
Co., Royalston Cotton and Wool Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Royson Manufacturing Co. Inc., Rubicon Novel- 
ties, Inc., Rubin & Morris, Inc., Rust Craft Pubhshers, 
Inc. (1921), Ruth Shoe Company, Ruth's Beauty Parlors, 
Inc., Rutman Plumbing Supply Co. 

S A & R Spiegel, Inc., S. A. Dennison Company, S & S 
Dress Company, S. B. Wiley & Sons Company, S. Biggin 
& Co., Inc., S. C. Sperry Co., Inc., S. D. Grossman Com- 
pany, S. M. Ayer Company, Inc., The, S. M. Morse Inc., 
S. S. Loeb, Inc., Sachem Company, Sackelman & Fried- 



134 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 

Certain man, Inc, Safety Purse Co., Safeway Sales Corporation, 

dbTo°w°"^ Sahagian Hartung Rug Co., St. James Operating Com- 
pany, St. Louis Clothing Company, Inc., Salem and Boston 
Stage Company, Salem Federal Street Brewery, Salem 
India Rubber Company, Salem Iron Factory Company, 
The, Salem Lead Manufacturing Company, Salem Leather 
Company, Salem Steamboat Company, Salem Vulcanizing 
and Retreading Company, Sales Promotion Bureau, Inc., 
Salisbury Beach Attraction Company, Salisbury Builders, 
Inc., Sally Shoe Shop, Inc., Salmon Falls Manufacturing 
Company, Salt Manufacturing Company, Salvage Heater 
Sales Co. Inc. of Boston, Sam Slishman, Inc., Samoset 
Steam Mills, Sampson Publications, Inc., Sam's Spa, Inc., 
Samuel L. Terhune, Jr., Inc., Samuel Lyons Shoe Company, 
Samuel Seskin Co., Inc., Samuel Winslow Skate Manu- 
facturing Company, The, San Hyja Ginger Ale Co., San- 
born Importing Co., Inc., Sands Motor Sales, Incorpo- 
rated, The, Sandwich Buzzard's Bay Fishing Company, 
Sanford Motor Truck Co., Inc., of Massachusetts, Sani- 
bag Co., Sanitary Reclaiming Company, The, Santer 
Fur Co., Sargent Axle and Wheel Company, Sarkin- 
Duprey, Inc., Satuit Garage Co., Saugus River Bleaching 
and Printing Company, Saville Chocolate Products Com- 
pany, Savories, Inc., Saxon and Leicester Factory, Saxon 
Factory (1823), Saxon Factory (1829), Schmitz & Bigelow, 
Inc., Scholes Company, Inc., The, Schooner Columbia, 
Incorporated, Schuller Co., The, Schuylkill Valley Coal 
Company, Schwarz, Ruggles Inc., Scollay Commercial 
Bureau, Inc., Scollay Service Bureau, Inc., Scorograf, 
Inc., Scott D. Stone, Inc., Scott System, Inc., Scranton 
Wood Turning and Milling Co., Inc., Screen Guild, Inc., 
The, Scudder-Kee Co., The, Sea Shell Grill, Inc., Sears 
Grocery Company, Seaside Cottage Hotel, Proprietors of 
the, Seaver Corporation, The, Second Pembroke Woollen 
and Cotton Factory Company, The, Securities Acceptance 
Corporation, Securities Corporation of America, Security 
Buyers Service Incorporated, Seiden's, Inc., Selden Sales 
& Service Company of Massachusetts Incorporated, 
Senecal Drug Incorporated, Sentry Hill Realty Co., 
Sequana, Inc., Sesuet Cranberry Company, Shapiro & 
Sons, Inc., Sharfman's, Inc., Sharpe's, Inc., Shaw Motor 
Sales Co., Shawmut Garage, Inc., Shawmut Mills (1837), 
Shawsheen Company, Shawsheen Lumber Company, Shaw- 
sheen Manor, Inc., Shawsheen Mills, Sheehan & Egan 
Inc., Sheinfield Cloak Company, Shepard Motor Co., 
Sher-Wil Co. Inc., Sherburne Bros. Inc., Shetland Knitting 
Mills, Inc., Shine's Motor Transportation Company, 
Shoe-Bloc Co., Inc., The, Shoe and Leather Associates, 
Inc., Shoe City Wood Heel Co., Inc., Shoe Manufacturers 
Sales Co., Inc., Shoe Products, Inc., Shope Brick Company 
of Massachusetts, Shore Amusement Co., Inc., Shotwell 
Pump and Tank Co., Show Boat, Inc., Sibley-Nash Sales, 
Inc., Sidney Realty Co., Siegel & Lehmann Co., Silho 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 135 

Art Studios, Inc., Silloway Inc., Silsbury-Gamble Motors Certain 
Company, Silver Lake Ice Company (1848), Silver Lake disTo°ved.°°^ 
Manufacturing Company, Silver Slipper, Inc., The, Silver- 
fill Mfg. Co. Inc., Silverman & Swartz Inc., Simes & Stamp 
Company, Simons Millinery, Inc., Singer's Cafeteria, Inc., 
Singletary IManufacturing Company, Sitomer Depart- 
ment Store Inc., Six Associates, Incorporated, The, Six 
States Golfer Inc., Sixth Street Corporation, The, Skin- 
naquits Fishing Company, in Harwich and Chatham, 
Sky Display, Inc., Sleeter Co. Inc., The, Shpper City 
Shoe Co., Inc., Sloane Investors Service Inc., Smart Maid 
Dresses, Inc., Smith and Vial Inc., Smith-Ernster Lab- 
oratories, Inc., Smith-Fitts Electrical Co., Smith Sanitary 
Creamery Inc., Smith's Liberty Shoe Stores, Inc., Snow 
Flake Axle Grease Company, The, Soap Liquidation 
Corporation, Society Shops, Inc., Sol J. Waxelbaum Inc., 
Sole Leather Process Company, Somac Traffic Signal Co., 
Somerset Trust, Inc., Somerville Auto Livery Co., Somer- 
ville Brush Company Inc., Somerville Council JJ. C. T. 
1931 Convention Committee Inc., Somerville Laundry, 
Inc., Somerville Motor Mart Inc., South American Steam- 
ship Company, South Boston Association, The, South 
Boston Crown Glass Company, South Boston Drive Ur 
Self Auto Co., Inc., South Boston Flint Glass Works, 
South Boston India Rubber Company, South Boston Mill 
Corporation, South Boston Steam Mill Company, South 
Market, Proprietors of the, So. Norwood Polish Market, 
Inc., South of Europe Steamship Company, South Pteading 
Hotel Company, South Shore Steamboat Company, 
Southborough Arms Motor Service, Inc., Southbridge 
Cattle & Poultry Co., Southbridge Foundry Company, 
Inc., The, Southbridge Hospital, Incorporated, South- 
bridge Manufacturing Company, The, Southwestern Con- 
solidated Graphite Company, Spatula Publishing Company, 
Specialty Manufacturing Company, Spence Mailing Com- 
pany, Incorporated, Spiegel Brothers Inc., Spring Hill 
Cranberry Meadow Company, Spring Hill Silver Fox 
Ranches of New Hampshire, Inc., Spring Manufacturing 
Company, Springfield Airport Corporation, Springfield 
Auto Livery Company, Springfield Base Ball Club, Spring- 
field Brick Company, The, Springfield Contractors Supply 
Co. Inc., Springfield Hotel Corporation, Springfield Machine 
Company, Springfield Radiator and Auto Metal Works, 
Inc., Squanicook Manufacturing Company, Square Deal 
Garage Company, Sta-Rite Products Corporation, Stabi- 
laire. Inc., Stadlen Shoe Company, Stafford Radio Co., 
Stage, Inc., The, Standard Builders' Supply Co., Standard 
Food Company, Standard Industrial Company of New 
England, Standard Leather Company of Brockton, 
Standard Machinery Co., Standard Motor Truck Com- 
pany Inc., Standard Radio Corporation, Standard Range 
and Stove Company, Standard Ring Company, Standard 
Speedometer Corporation, Star Baking Co., Inc., Star 



136 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 

Certain Fumiture Co. Inc., The, Star Games Corporation, Star 

d?sso1ved!'°^ Service Station, Incorporated, Starr Novelty Shoe Manu- 
facturing Company, Starr Piano Company of Massa- 
chusetts, The, State Sash & Door Company, Stationery 
Shop, Inc., The, Stay-Rite Corporation, Steam-tow and 
Rehef-boat Company, Stearns Tires & Service Inc., Sted- 
fast Rubber Company, Steel Cannon Company, Steel 
Refrigerator Company, Steele Pump & Equipment Co., 
Stella D'ltalia, Inc., "Step-in-all" Underwear Corporation, 
Stephen L. Tingley Inc., Sterling Food Company, The, 
Stevens Manufacturing Company, Stevens Walden- Worces- 
ter Incorporated, Stewart-Downey, Inc., Stock Industrial 
Plan, Inc., Stockbridge Cotton and Woollen Manufacturing 
Company, Stockbridge Hotel Company, Stockbridge Union 
Manufacturing Company, Stocklan Electric, Inc., Stone 
& Webster Investing Corporation, Stoneham Auto Sales, 
Inc., Stow Cotton Manufactory, Strand Amusement 
Company of Massachusetts, Strand Cafe, Inc., Strand 
Garage Incorporated, Strand Pharmacy, Inc., Strand 
Theatre Company of Lynn, Strand Theatre Company of 
Worcester, Strand Theatre of Watertown, Inc., Strasnick 
Furniture Co., Inc., Strong Built Union Overall Co., 
Stuart Theatre Corp., Sturbridge Manufacturing Company, 
The, Sturrup-Plimpton-Newell Co., Style Company, Inc., 
The, Style Sport Wear Co., Suburban Amusement Com- 
pany, Suburban Home Investors, Inc., Suburban Homes, 
Inc., Suburban Sand & Stone Company, The, Suburban 
Service Stores, Inc., Suffolk County Mills, Suffolk Hotel 
Company, Suffolk Iron and Copper Foundry, Suffolk Iron 
Manufactory, Suffolk Iron Works (1854), Suffolk Land 
Company, Suffolk Oil Company, Sullivan Realty Company, 
Sullivan Square Motor Sales Company, Sumner Motor 
Sales Company, Sun Auto Supply Co., Inc., Sundelof & 
Burr Inc., Sunderland Steam Mill Company, Superior 
Linen Service Co., Supply Man, Inc., The, Surety Motor 
Sales, Inc., Sutherland Realty Company, Sutton and 
Charlton Cotton, Woollen and Linen Association, The, 
Sutton Woollen Mills, "Suzanne" Inc., Swift River Manu- 
facturing Company, Swift Wing Aircraft Co., Sylvania- 
Boston Company, Symphony Radio Corp., System Theatre 
Corporation of Lowell, Inc. 

T. F. Corcoran Co., Incorporated, T. G. DiMaura Co. 
Inc., T. Griffiths Sons, Inc., T. W. McFadden & Co. Inc., 
Taft Shoe Company, Inc., Talking Picture Equipment 
Co. of N. E. Inc., Tan-Rite Co., Tarpininkas Publishing 
Co., Inc., Tarr's Structural and Marine Paint Company, 
Taunton Amusement Co., Taunton Brittania Manu- 
facturing Company, Taunton Hotel Construction Com- 
pany, Inc., Taunton Hotel, Proprietors of, Taunton Iron 
Company, Taunton Iron Foundry, Taunton Manufacturing 
Company, Taunton Market-house Company, Taunton 
Paper Manufacturing Company, Taunton Steamboat 
Company, Taylor Chemical Company, Taylor Manu- 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 137 

facturing Company, Inc., Tea Company of America, The, Certain 
Telegraph Newspaper Company, Temple Leather Com- dtsTolved?'^^ 
pany, Temple Tours Inc., Templeton Basket Co., Tenel 
Co., Tenney Company, The, Textile Company, Textile 
Millworkers Cooperative, Inc., Textile Soap Company, 
Thayer Flying Service, Inc., Thayer-Hudson Essex Com- 
pany, Thistledown Products, Inc., Thomas Fleet Company, 
The, Thomas Products, Inc., Thomas U. Hay and Com- 
pany, Inc., Thompson Bros. Incorporated, Thompson- 
Copeland Company, Thompson, Inc., Thompson Manu- 
facturing Company, Inc., Thomson & Kelly Co., Thorn- 
dike Coal Company, The, Three Egg Men, Inc., Tidd 
Recording Clock Company, Tidewater Leather Com- 
pany, Tidewater Rubber Co., Tigar Bearings Company, 
Times Shoe Company, Inc., Tioga Trust, Incorporated, 
Tip Top Food Shop, Inc., Tittles' Keep Dry Manufacturing 
Company, Tizian Color Company, Tobe Deutschmann 
Company, Tobler Swiss- Chocolate House, Inc., Todd & 
Co. Inc., Tolman Fox & Company, Inc., Tolman Shaffer 
Tanning Co. Inc., Tolmie Manufacturing Company, The, 
Tom McMahon, Inc., -Tommy Tucker Shoe Mfg. Co., 
Torngren Automatic Valve Company, Incorporated, 
Touraine Garment Company, Touraine Realty Company, 
Town Baking Co. Inc., Town River Garage, Inc., Town- 
send Envelope Machine Company, Townsend Manu- 
facturing Corporation, Toy Town Freezer Company, The, 
Trade Stimulator Pubhshing Co., Trades Legal Service, 
Inc., Tragia Construction Company, Tragia Realty Corpo- 
ration, Trap's Creek Fishing Company in Edgartown, 
Travelers Cafeteria, Inc., Travers Motor Co., Inc., Travis 
& Gallagher, Inc., Tremain Electric Company, Tremblay 
Lumber Co., Tremont Improvement Company, Tremont 
Live Poultry, Inc., Tremont Market Company, Tremont 
Men's Shop, Inc., Tremont Mining Company, Tremont 
Oil & Paint Company, Inc., Tremont Theatre, Proprietors 
of the (1827), Trenholm Development Company, Trenton 
Tire and Supply Company, Inc., Tri-Mac Products, In- 
corporated, Triangle Hotel Corporation, Triangle Radio 
Sales Company, Inc., Tricho System, Inc., Trimont 
Bottling Company, Inc., Trooper Candy Company, Inc., 
Tropical Garden, Inc., The, Troy Hardware Co., Inc., 
Tullane, Inc., Turco's Lunch Inc., Turn-Pike Shoe Co., 
Turner Rabbitry Inc., Turners' Falls Cutlery Company, 
Turners' Falls Paper Company, Turret Clock Company, 
Turtle Island Crushed Stone Company, The, 20th Century 
Scale & Slot Co., Inc., Twentieth Century System Co., 
Twentieth Century System, Inc., 220 Warren Street, Inc., 
Tyngsborough Glass Company. 

U. S. Loan Association, Inc., U. S. Neon Light and Sign 
Corporation, U. S. Traffic Bureau, Inc., Umana Bros. 
Co., Inc., Umberhand-Wight Company, Inc., Under- 
writers Agency, Incorporated, Underwriters' Service Asso- 
ciation, Inc., Union Belt Company, Union Building Com- 



138 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 

Certain pany, UnioD Construction Co., Inc., Union Exchange 

dissolved. Company in the City of Boston, Union Finance Corpo- 

ration, Union Gauge Company, The, Union House in 
Worcester, The, Proprietors of the, Union Land Company, 
Union Leather Goods Co., Union Leather Goods Company, 
Inc., Union Manufacturing Company, The (1813), Union 
Manufacturing Company (1842), Union Motor Corporation 
of New Bedford, Union Motors, Inc., Union Pants Co., 
The, Union Pin Manufacturing Company, Union Provision 
Company, Union Steam-ship Company, Union Sugar 
Works, Union Watch Company, Union Wholesale Drug 
Co., Union Wholesale Shoe Company, Unique Type 
Motors, Inc., Unit Methods, Inc., Unit System Laundry 
Company, United Brick Company, United Cafeteria, Inc., 
United China, Inc., United Equipment Corporation, 
United Fruit & Vegetable Stores, Inc., United Grocers 
Warehouse Inc., United Ice & Coal Company, United 
Kosher Butchers Association, Inc., United Merchant 
Tailors, Inc., United Metals Separation and Refining 
Company of Massachusetts, United Mill End Store of 
Brockton Inc., United Mill End Stores of Rockland, Inc., 
United Realty and Finance Corporation, United States 
Combination Lock Company, United States Electric Corp., 
United States Food Service, Inc., United States Metal- 
lurgic Company, United States Sealing Company, United 
States Silver Fox Company, United States Trucking 
Corporation, United States Vending Machine Corpo- 
ration, United Wool Stock Company, Inc., Universal 
Automobile Association Inc., Universal Investment Trust, 
Inc., Universal Market, Inc., University Drug Co., Inc., 
University Floor Machine Company, Unquomonk Manu- 
facturing Company, Upland Farms & Creamery Company, 
Inc., Uptown Cafeteria, Inc., Utility Manufacturing & 
Sales Corporation. 

V. W. B. Auto Renting Co., Vado Corporation, Valet 
Cleansing Company, Valley Furniture and Cabinet Manu- 
facturing Company Inc., Valley Mills (1837), VanKleeck 
& Clark Engineering Corporation, Van Sciver, Inc., Venice 
Square Emporium, Inc., Verd Antique Marble Company, 
Vesper Preserve Company, Victor E. Menard, Inc., Victor 
Petroleum Products Corporation, Victoria Gold Company, 
Victoria Restaurant Inc., Victory Garment Co., Victory 
Laundry Company, The, Vincent Construction Company, 
Inc., Vincent Valve & Heater Corporation, Vincent Window 
Frame Co., Visco-Meter Sales Corporation of New England, 
Voltarc Tubes, Inc., Vrattos Spa Inc., Vulco Products Co., 
The, Vye-Neill Co., Vye-Neill Worcester Co. 

W. A. & H. A. Root, Inc., W. B. Herrick, Inc., W. C. 
Buchanan Company Inc., The, W. F. Noble & Sons Com- 
pany, W. H. Bradley Attractions, Inc., W. H. Hardy & 
Sons, Inc., W. H. Hatch, Inc., W. H. Paige & Co. Inc., 
W. H. Taubert Co., W. J. Britton & Company, Inc., 
W. J. Morrison Company, Inc., W. J. Paul, Inc., W. L, 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 139 

Murray Motor Car Co., W. M. Gifford Company, W. T. Certain 
Lockett Co., Wa-Shade, Inc., Warner Spring Bed Manu- a^Ifolved?"^ 
facturing Company, Wakefield Manufacturing Company, 
Wakefield Paper Box Company, Wakefield Woodworking 
Company, Walburn Petroleum Company, Inc., Walcott 
Manufacturing Company, Waldorf Theatre Co., Walker 
& Fraser Company, Inc., Walker Candy Co., Walker 
Dishwasher Sales Co., Wallingford & Acres, Inc., Walnut 
Park Garage Company, Walpole Dyeing and Bleaching 
Company, Walter Foley Shoe Stores Inc., Walter H. 
Cavanaugh, Incorporated, Walter H. Yeager, Inc., Walter 
Heywood Chair Co., The, Walter M. Hadley Co., Walter 
M. Lowney Company, The (1890), Walter M. Lowney 
Company (1922), Walter S. Barnes & Son, Incorporated, 
Waltham Oil Burner Corporation, Waltham Shopping 
Guide, Inc., Waltham Theatres, Inc., Wamesit Garage 
Company, Ware Manufacturing Company, The, Ware 
Mining Company, Wareham Cotton Mill Company, 
Wareham Nail and Iron Company, Warner & Childs 
Co., The, Warner Shoe Co., Warren Company (1836), 
Warren Electric Construction Company, Warren Iron and 
Steel Company, Washburn Realty Co., Ltd., Washington 
County Company, Washington Granite Company, The, 
Washington Heights Market, Inc., Washington Manu- 
facturing Company (1837), Washington Manufacturing 
Company (1853), Washington Mills, Washington Square 
Filling Station Inc., Washington Theatre, Incorporated, 
Water Power India Rubber Company, Waterbury Theatre 
Companj'", Waterford Manufacturing Company, Water- 
man Bros. Incorporated, Waterproof Paper Company, 
Waters' Cotton Mills Company, Watertown Cotton 
Factory Company, Watertown Woollen Manufactory 
Company, The, Watuppa Manufacturing Company, 
Waushacum Lake Company, Waverly Gold Mining Com- 
pany, Wearwell Clothing Co., Inc., Weber Shoe Company, 
Incorporated, The, Webster Lake Hotel Company, Webster 
Mercantile and Accounting, Incorporated, Webster Mills, 
Weider Realty Company, Inc., Weihrauch Music Shoppe, 
Inc., Weir Iron Foundry, Weir Realty Company, Welcome 
Guide Publishing Company, The, Wellfleet Manufacturing 
Company, The, Wellington Cotton Mill Company, The, 
Wellington Diners Company, Inc., Wellington Garage, 
Inc., Wellwood Creameries, Inc., Welsbach Company of 
New England, Wentworth Arms, Inc., Wequabsqua 
Fishing Company, Wesson Fire Arms Company, West 
Acton and Boxborough Steam Mill Company, West & 
Dodge Company, West Boston Iron Company, West 
Everett Motor Mart, Inc., West Factory Company, West . 
Manufacturing Company, West Newton Hotel Company, 
West Roxbury Garage, Inc., West Springfield Chemical 
Company, Inc., Westboro' Cooperative Milk Company, 
Western Cotton Manufactory, The, Western Massa- 
chusetts Peat Fuel Company, Westfield Co-operative 



140 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 139. 

Certain Store, Westfield Realty Corporation, Westley Lunch, Inc., 

d'i'sTo'ived?''* Westminster Park Realty Co., Inc., Westminster Steam 
Mill Company, Weston Coal Company, Westport Allen 
Manufacturing Company, Westport Cotton Manufacturing 
Company, The, Westport Manufacturing Company (1822), 
Westville Manufacturing Company (1838), Westville 
Manufacturing Company (1853), Weymouth Water Power 
Company, White and Reisman, Inc., White & White 
Inc., White City Park, Inc., White Eagle Woolen Company, 
Incorporated, White House Shoe & Slipper Co., White 
Insurance Agency Corp., The, White Laboratories, Inc., 
White Line Laboratory Company, White Mountain 
Creamery Company, Inc., White Pond Fishing Company, 
White Rose Laundry, Inc., Whitman Manufacturing 
Company, Whitney Liquidation Corporation, Whitney 
Mills, Whittaker & Bacon Incorporated, Whittenton Mills, 
Whittier & Ditmar Inc., Wide Bay Exploration Company, 
Wiggin Drug Co. Inc., Wigwam Lunch Co. Inc., Wilber 
Radio Co., Wilbraham Steam Mill Company, Wilcox Comb 
Company, Inc., Wilford Lunch, Inc., William Bayhes 
Company, Incorporated, William Coupe Corporation, 
William E. Bent Incorporated, William F. Adrian Co., 
William F. Berkeley Inc., William F. Myles & Co. Inc., 
William H. Moison, Inc., William H. Swan & Sons, Inc., 
of Fall River, Wm. J. L. Roop Corporation, The, William 
L. Belden Co. Inc., William MacKelvey, Inc., Wilhams 
and Twigg Company, Williams House Company, Williams- 
burg Manufacturing Company (1824), Williamstown Com- 
pany, The, Wilmington Lumber Company, Wilmington 
Steam Mill Company, Wilson's Drug Stores Inc., Wilson's 
Furniture Company, Winchendon Woollen Manufacturing 
Company, Winchester Associates, Inc., The, Winchester 
Flour Company, Incorporated, Winchester House, The 
Proprietors of the, Winchester Nash Co. Inc., Winchester 
Sportswear, Incorporated, Winchester Square Realty Com- 
pany, Winkeleer Automatic Valve Company, Winnisim- 
met Restaurant Company, The, Winnsboro Mills, Winthrop 
House Company, Winthrop Taxi Service, Inc., Witch 
City Botthng Works, Inc., Witherell & Dobbins Company, 
Wolcott Woollen Manufacturing Company, Wollaston 
Hotel Company, Wollaston Public Market. Incorporated, 
Wollaston Theatre Co., Wolohan Motor Car Company, 
Woodford, Wright & Nash, Inc., Woodland Realty Com- 
pany, Woodlawn Concrete Block Co., Woodmont Lodges, 
Inc., Woodward Drug Company, Woodworth Motor 
Company, Woolen Steam Mill Company, Woonsocket 
Theatres, Inc., Worcester and Brookfield Iron Foundry, 
Worcester Arcade Corporation, Worcester Clothes Dryer 
& Sales Co., Worcester Coke Company, Worcester County 
Carpet Mills, Worcester Fruit Preserving Company, 
Worcester Gazette Company, Worcester Holding and 
Investment Corporation, Worcester Luxor Red-Top Taxi 
Co., Worcester Printing Company, Worcester Realty 



Acts, 1932. —Chap. 139. 141 

Holding Corporation, Worcester Times Printing and Certain 
Publishing Company, Workers Building Society of Fitch- dSved""^ 
burg, Inc., World Sales Corporation, Worth, Inc., Worthy 
Securities Corporation, Wotan Dry Goods Co., Wrentham 
Mining Company, Wright The Jeweler, Inc., Wright Wool 
Company, Wright-Ziegler Company, Wyandotte Pitts- 
field Co., Wyoming Hotel Company. 

Y. & G. Construction & Realty Co., Yale & Moore, Inc., 
Yale Laboratories, Inc., Yankee Department Stores, Inc., 
Yankee Shoe Manufacturing Company, Inc., Yeremian 
Construction Company, Inc., Yoeng's-Kenmore, Inc., 
York Tanning Co., Inc., York Tin Mining Company, 
Young-Sharaf Corporation, The, Young's Hardware & 
Radio Co., Young's Pure Foods, Inc. 

Zelig Realty Corporation, Ziegel Pharmacy, Inc. 

Charitable and Other Corporations. 

Bilegrodka Friendship Society Inc., Boys Club of 
Brockton, Brockton Association of Superintendents and 
Foremen, Brockton Lodge No. 562 Home Association Inc., 
Loyal Order of Moose. 

E. E. Knapp Camp Association, Inc., The, Emerson 
College Endowment Association. 

Falmouth Knights of Columbus Home Association, Inc., 
First Hebrew School of Dorchester. 

Gulick-Farnsworth Fund, Inc. 

Harpoot Assyrian United Association of America, The, 
Hebrew Ladies Aid Association, The, Home for Aged 
People in Revere. . 

Immigrants Home, East Boston, The. 

Marlborough Community Service, Inc., Massachusetts 
Health Company, The, Mayflower Club, Mothers' League 
of Brockton, Inc., Mount Sinai Hospital Society of Boston, 
Massachusetts. 

New England Association for Physical Therapeutics, 
The, New England Committee for French Soldiers Blinded 
in Battle, Inc., The, New England Poultry Producers' 
Exchange. 

Osterville Yacht Club, Inc., The. 

Roxbury Female Benevolent Society. 

St. Joseph's Institute, Trustees of, Salem Seaman's 
Orphan and Children's Friend Society, Scandinavian Lake 
Association, The, Sprague Neighborhood Center, Brockton, 
Inc., Sunny Bank Home, The. 

Tremont Dispensary, The. 

Worcester Choral Union. 

Young Women's Christian Association of Newton, 
Massachusetts, Incorporated. 



142 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 140. 



Certain public 
service corpo- 
rations dis- 
solved. 



Public Service Corporations. 

Citizens' Gas Light Company, of Quincy, Commercial 
Cable Company, The. 

Milford, Framingham, Hopedale and Uxbridge Street 
Railway Company, Mountain Spring Water Company of 
Southampton, Massachusetts. 

Newtonville and Watertown Street Railway Company. 

Scituate Water Company. 



Pending suits 
not affected, 
etc. 



Proceedings in 
suits upon 
choses in 
action, how 
brought, etc. 



No relief from 
obligation to 
file tax return, 
etc. 



Effective date. 



Section 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
affect any suit now pending by or against any corporation 
mentioned herein, or any suit now pending or hereafter 
brought for any liability now existing against the stock- 
holders or officers of any such corporation, or to revive 
any charter previously annulled or any corporation previ- 
ously dissolved, or to make valid any defective organization 
of any of the supposed corporations mentioned herein. 

Section 3. Suits upon choses in action arising out 
of contracts sold or assigned by any corporation dissolved 
by this act may be brought or prosecuted in the name of 
the purchaser or assignee. The fact of sale or assignment 
and of purchase by the plaintiff shall be set forth in the 
writ or other process; and the defendant may avail him- 
self of any matter of defence of which he might have 
availed himself in a suit upon a claim by the corporation, 
had it not been dissolved by this act. 

Section 4. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
relieve the last person who was the treasurer or assistant 
treasurer, or, in their absence or incapacity, who was any 
other principal officer of each of the corporations named 
in this act, from the obligation to make a tax return as 
of April first following the date of dissolution as required 
by chapter sixty-three of the General Laws. The tax 
liability of each of the corporations named in this act 
shall be determined in accordance with the existing laws 
of this commonwealth. 

Section 5. This act shall be operative as of March 
thirty-first in the current year. Approved April 7, 1932. 



Chap. 14:0 An Act providing that the financial year for the 

CITY OF HOLYOKE SHALL BE THE CALENDAR YEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section forty-nine of chapter four hundred 
and thirty-eight of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety- 
six is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — In the year 

_ _^^ nineteen hundred and thirty-three, the financial year 

be the'c'aiendar shall coutiuuc through the tliirty-first day of December, 
^^^^' and thereafter the financial year shall be the calendar year. 

Submission to SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted to the registered 
voters, etc. votcrs of ths city of Holyoke at the municipal election in 



1896, 438, § 49, 
amended. 



Financial year 
for city of 
Holyoke shall 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 141 



143 



the current year, in the form of the following question 
which shall be printed on the official ballot to be used 
at said election: — "Shall an act passed by the general 
court in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-two, entitled 
'An Act providing that the Financial Year for the City of 
Holyoke shall be the calendar year', be accepted?" If 
a majority of the voters voting thereon vote in the affirma- 
tive in answer to said question, this act shall thereupon 
take effect, but not otherwise. Approved April 7, 1932. 



G. L. 50, § 2, 
amended. 



Results of 
elections, how 
determined. 



An Act relative to the nomination of candidates for QJku) i/\.\ 

TOWN OFFICE BY CAUCUSES OTHER THAN THOSE OF 
POLITICAL OR MUNICIPAL PARTIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter fifty of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the eighth 
line, the word "This" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — Except as otherwise provided, this, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 2. In elections, the person 
receiving the highest number of votes for an office shall be 
deemed and declared to be elected to such office; and if two 
or more are to be elected to the same office, the several 
persons, to the number to be chosen to such office, receiving 
the highest number of votes, shall be deemed and declared 
to be elected; but persons receiving the same number of 
votes shall not be deemed to be elected if thereby a greater 
number would be elected than are to be chosen. Except 
as otherwise provided, this section shall apply to all nomi- 
nations and elections by ballot at primaries or caucuses. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and seventeen of 
chapter fifty-three of the General Laws, as amended by 
chapter one hundred and eighty-six of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "section" in the ninth line the 
words: — and in section one hundred and twenty-one, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 117. A caucus of the 
voters, or of a specified portion thereof in a ward of a city, 
or in a town, may be called and held for the nomination 
of candidates to be voted for at any city election, or at any 
election of town officers for which official ballots are used, 
or for the selection of delegates to a convention, or for the 
appointment of a committee. The proceedings of such 
caucuses shall be invalid unless at least twenty-five voters 
participate and vote therein. Except as provided in this 
section and in section one hundred and twenty-one, no 
caucus or meeting other than those of political parties 
shall be entitled to nominate a candidate whose name shall 
be placed on the official ballot, or to select delegates to a 
political convention for the nomination of a candidate 
whose name shall be placed on such ballot. 

Section 3. Said chapter fifty-three is hereby further g. l. 53, new 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following new t hereof .**^°'^ 



Application. 



G. L. 53, § 117, 
etc., amended. 



Twenty-five or 
more voters 
may hold 
caucus for 
city and town 
offices, etc. 



144 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 142. 



Towns using 
official ballots 
may vote to 
hold caucus for 
nomination of 
candidates for 
town officers, 
etc. 



Caucus, how 
called. 



Nomination, 
how deter- 
mined. 



Tie vote. 



Certain pro- 
visions appli- 
cable, etc. 



section: — Section 121. A town in which official ballots 
are used may, at any annual meeting, vote to hold a town 
caucus for the nomination of candidates for town officers 
required to be voted for by official ballot at its annual 
meeting and may after such vote has been in effect therein 
for a period of not less than three years, by a vote at a 
meeting held at least sixty days before an annual town 
meeting, rescind such action. Such caucus shall be called 
by the selectmen in the same manner as provided in section 
one hundred and eighteen for the calling of other caucuses 
and shall be called to order by the town clerk who shall 
preside until the election of a chairman. At a town 
caucus held under the provisions of this section the two 
persons receiving the highest number of votes cast for 
the nomination of candidates for an office shall be declared 
nominated for such office. If the caucus results in a tie 
vote among candidates for nomination receiving the 
smallest number of votes, which, but for the tie vote, 
would entitle a person receiving such number to have his 
name printed upon the official ballot for the election, 
all candidates participating in such tie vote shall have their 
names printed upon the official ballots, although there be 
printed upon them the names of candidates to a number 
exceeding twice the number to be elected. During such 
time as town caucuses are held under this section in any 
town, no political or municipal party caucus shall be held 
therein for the nomination of candidates for town offices. 
The provisions of sections one hundred and seventeen to 
one hundred and twenty, inclusive, so far as applicable, 
shall apply to caucuses held under this section. 

Approved April 7, 1932. 



Chap. 142 An Act authorizing an appropriation by the county 

OF MIDDLESEX TOWARD THE RECONSTRUCTION OF A 
PORTION OF WASHINGTON STREET IN THE CITY OF NEWTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of contributing to the cost 
of reconstructing that portion of Washington street in the 
city of Newton lying between the Boston and Albany 
Railroad bridge in West Newton and Newton Corner, so- 
called, the county of Middlesex is hereby authorized to 
pay out of the then current appropriation for highways 
and bridges for said county a sum not exceeding thirty 
thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by the county commissioners of 
said county. Approved April 7, 1932. 



Middlesex 
county may 
appropriate 
money toward 
the recon- 
struction of a 
portion of 
Washington 
street in city 
of Newton. 



Efifective upon 

acceptance, 

etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 143. 



145 



An Act relative to the use of buildings and premises, Chav. 14iS 

THE BULK OF BUILDINGS AND THE OCCUPANCY OF LOTS 
IN SPECIFIED DISTRICTS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter four hundred and 
eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, as amended, is hereby further amended by striking 
out paragraph (a) under paragraph (8) thereof and inserting 
in place thereof the following paragraph : — 

(a) A garage or parking of automobiles, except garage 
space for or parking of not more than three automobiles, 
of which not more than one may be a commercial vehicle, 
licensed, in case of a garage, as provided in paragraph (9). 

Section 2. The first sentence of the paragraph 
numbered (9) in section five of said chapter four hundred 
and eighty-eight is hereby amended by striking out the 
words "otherwise excluded" in the first line thereof, so 
that said sentence shall read as follows: — FiUing stations 
or garages, provided that the board of street commissioners, 
after public notice and hearing, grants a license therefor. 

Section 3. The second sentence of section nine of said 
chapter four hundred and eighty-eight is hereby amended 
by striking out the word "structural", so that said sentence 
shall read as follows: — In the case of a building or part 
thereof designed and intended for a non-conforming use, 
such use in a part thereof may be extended throughout the 
building or part thereof so designed and intended or changed 
to any use permitted in a district where such non-con- 
forming use would be permitted and not more detrimental 
or injurious to the neighborhood, provided no alterations 
are hereafter made therein, except those required by law, 
ordinance or regulation. 

Section 4. Paragraph (11) of section sixteen of said 
chapter four hundred and eighty-eight, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by striking out the word "else- 
where" in the third clause thereof and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — for a building other than a 
dwelling in a district other than a thirty-five foot or forty 
foot single or general residence district, — so that said 
paragraph (11) shall read as follows: — (11) The limitation 
of building area herein prescribed shall apply in a thirty- 
five foot or forty foot single or general residence district 
at the curb grade; for a dwelling in any other district at a 
level not more than two feet above the first dwelling story 
floor; for a building other than a dwelling in a district 
other than a thirty-five foot or forty foot single or general 
residence district, not more than two feet above the second 
story floor; and not more than twenty feet above the mean 
curb grade in any case. Approved April 7, 1932. 



1924, 488, § 3, 
par. (S), etc., 
amended. 



Single resi- 
dence districts. 
Accessory uses, 
not including: 
Garages, etc. 

1924, 488, § 5. 
par. (9), 
amended. 



Filling stations 
or garages. 
Proviso. 



1924, 488, § 9, 
amended. 



Non-conform- 
ing uses. 



Proviso. 



1924, 488, § 16. 
par. (11), etc., 
amended. 



Application of 
building area 
limitation. 



146 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 144. 



G. L. 212, § 14, 
etc., amended. 



Sittings of 
superior court, 
where held. 



Chap. 14:4: An Act making permanent certain provisions of law 

REGULATING SITTINGS AND SESSIONS OF THE SUPERIOR 
COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloius: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and twelve of the 
General Laws, as amended in section fourteen by chapters 
thirty-five and three hundred and twenty-seven of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section fourteen and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 14- A regular 
sitting or regular sittings of the court in the several counties 
shall be held in each year in each of the following places : — 

For Barnstable, at Barnstable; 

For Berkshire, at Pittsfield; 

For Bristol, at Taunton, New Bedford and Fall River; 

For Dukes county, at Edgartown; 

For Essex, at Salem, Lawrence and Newburyport; 

For Franklin, at Greenfield; 

For Hampden, at Springfield; 

For Hampshire, at Northampton; 

For Middlesex, at Lowell and Cambridge; 

For Nantucket, at Nantucket; 

For Norfolk, at Dedham; 

For Plymouth, at Plymouth and Brockton; 

For Suffolk, at Boston; 

For Worcester, at Worcester and Fitchburg. 

Said court may adjourn any sitting or session from one 
place to another within the county, whether or not it be 
to a place mentioned in this section, in the manner and 
with the effect of adjournment to another shire town, and 
such adjournment shall be subject to all the laws relative 
to adjournment to another shire town. Said court may 
hold sittings for naturalization in any city or town. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and twelve 
is hereby further amended by inserting after section 
fourteen the following new section : — Section I4A. Subject 
to section thirty-seven of chapter two hundred and fourteen, 
the chief justice of the superior court shall establish from 
time to time a regular sitting or regular sittings of said 
court at each of the places named in section fourteen of 
this chapter, may establish special sittings and separate 
sessions of regular or special sittings at any of said places, 
may establish sittings for naturalization at any city or 
town, and may designate the class or classes of business 
for which any sitting or session is established. Regular 
sittings heretofore established by said chief justice shall, 
unless changed, be held at the same times and places from 
year to year, but may be changed at any time by him 
subject to the provisions of section fourteen. An order 
establishing or changing the time or place of a sitting 



Adjournments. 



Sittings for 
naturalization. 

G. L. 212, new 
section after 
§ 14. 

Chief justice of 
superior court 
to establish 
from time to 
time regular 
sittings of 
said court, 
etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 144. 



147 



in any county shall be entered on the records of the court 
in such county, and public notice shall be given by posting 
a copy of such order in the office of the clerk in such county 
within fifteen days after the date thereof, or otherwise as 
said chief justice may direct. 

Section 3. Sections fifteen, sixteen, seventeen and 
eighteen of said chapter two hundred and twelve, as 
respectively amended, and sections sixteen and seventeen 
of chapter two hundred and twenty of the General Laws, 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 4. Section twenty-five of said chapter two 
hundred and twelve is hereby amended by striking out, 
in the first fine, the word "criminal", — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 25. If a case is on trial at the end of 
a sitting, such sitting may be continued, and jurors serving 
in such case may be required to serve until the case is 
finished. 

Section 5. Section six of chapter two hundred and 
thirteen of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the second line, the words "by law", — and also by 
striking out, in the third line, the words "next appointed by 
law for a" and inserting in place thereof the words: — ap- 
pointed for the commencement of the next regular, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 6. Regular sittings of the courts 
for the transaction of civil or criminal business shall com- 
mence on the day appointed therefor and end on the day 
preceding the day appointed for the commencement of 
the next regular sitting in such county for the trans- 
action of the same kind of business. Such regular sittings 
may at any time be adjourned from time to time or without 
day, and such adjournment shall excuse the attendance 
during the adjournment of all persons required to attend 
at the sitting, unless expressly notified to attend, but shall 
not otherwise terminate the sitting. 

Section 6. Section two of chapter two hundred and 
seventy-seven of the General Laws, as amended by section 
seven of chapter three hundred and eleven of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the third and fourth lines, the 
words "each sitting commencing on the first Mondays of 
January and July" and inserting in place thereof the words: 

— the first Mondays of January and July, respectively, 

— so as to read as follows: — Section 2. The clerk of the 
superior court for criminal business in Suffolk county shall, 
not less than twenty-eight days before the first Mondays 
of January and July, respectively, issue writs of venire 
facias for twenty-three grand jurors to serve in said court, 
twenty-two of whom shall be drawn and returned from 
Boston, and one from Chelsea, Revere or Winthrop, 
who shall serve for each sitting thereof for six months and 
until another grand jury has been impanelled in their 
stead. 

Section 7. This act is enacted for the sole purpose 



G. L. 212. §§15, 
10, 17 and 18, 
as amended, 
and G. L. 220, 
§§ 16 and 17, 
repealed. 



G. L. 212. § 25 
amended. 



Extension of 
sitting. 



G.L. 213, §6, 
amended. 



Duration of 

sittings. 



G. L. 277, § 2, 
etc., amended. 



Grand jurors 
in Suffolk 
county, term 
of service, etc. 



Purpose of 
act, etc. 



148 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 145. 



of making the provisions of chapter three hundred and 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, 
as amended by chapter two hundred and twenty-eight 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, effective 
without Hmitation as to time, and is to be construed as a 
continuation of said provisions and not as a new enact- 
ment. ' Approved April 7, 1932. 



G. L. 276, § 98, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 14:5 An Act to change the method of allowing ex- 
penditures OF THE BOARD OF PROBATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section ninety-eight of chapter two hundred and seventy- 
six of the General Laws, as amended by section one of 
chapter one hundred and seventy-nine of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — No expenditure shall be made 
from any appropriation for the purposes of the board 
unless approved in writing by the commissioner or such 
employee of the board as it may designate, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 98. There shall be a board of 
probation of five persons, appointed by the chief justice 
of the superior court, one or more of whom may be justices 
of the courts. Said chief justice shall annually appoint 
one member of the board to serve for five years from the 
second Wednesday in July. A vacancy in the board shall 
be filled in the same manner for the unexpired term. Any 
member of the board may be removed by the chief justice. 
The board shall appoint a commissioner of probation as 
its executive officer, who shall hold office during its pleasure. 
He shall perform such duties as may be required of him 
by the board and shall receive such salary as it shall, 
subject to the approval of the governor and council, 
determine. The board shall be provided with suitable 
office accommodations, in the Suffolk county court house 
or elsewhere, and may employ such assistance as is needed 
to perform its work. The members of the board shall 
receive no compensation for services hereunder, but they 
and the commissioner shall be allowed the necessary ex- 
penses incurred in the performance of their official duties. 
No expenditure shall be made from any appropriation 
for the purposes of the board unless approved in writing 
by the commissioner or such employee of the board as it 
may designate. Approved April 7, 1932. 



Board of 
probation, 
appointment, 
term, etc. 



Vacancy. 
Removal. 



Commissioner 
of probation, 
appointment, 
duties, salary. 



Office accom- 
modations, 
etc. 



No compensa- 
tion, etc. 



Expenditure. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 146, 147. 149 



An Act relative to appointments to the regular fire Qfidj) l4g 

FORCES IN CERTAIN CITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-one of the General Laws is hereby g. l. si, new 
amended by inserting after section nineteen the following se°^i°° ^.fter 
new section: — Section 19 A. In each city in which there Appointments 
has been established a reserve force of firemen in its fire forclsfn ce^/-^ 
department under the provisions of sections fifty-nine B ^^^^^^|g' 
to fifty-nine D, inclusive, of chapter forty-eight, appoint- 
ments to the regular force shall be made by the appointing 
authority upon certification by the commissioner from the 
Ust of members of the reserve force of firemen, in accordance 
with the rules of the board, except that the basis of certi- 
fication shall be the order of appointment to the reserve 
force. Approved April 7, 1932. 

An Act to change the name of the metropolitan QJidy 147 

TRANSIT district TO THE "BOSTON METROPOLITAN 
district" and TO DEFINE THE AUTHORITY OF SAID 
district TO ISSUE NOTES AND BONDS. 

Whereas, The above named district has outstanding Emergency 
notes presently coming due and the advantageous refunding preamble. 
thereof is of great importance and will be aided by making 
explicit the authority of said district to issue notes and 
bonds at a discount or callable at a premium or both, and 
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 pubUc convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The name of the Metropolitan Transit Name of 
District, which was established and incorporated by and TrlSDif" 
under chapter three hundred and eighty-three of the acts trict changed 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby changed MetropoUtan 
to the "Boston Metropolitan District". Each bond of °'^*"°*- 
said district hereafter issued shall be designated on its 
face "Boston Metropolitan District Bond". 

Section 2. Notes and bonds of said district issued issue of notes 
under and pursuant to the provisions of section ten of d^s'trkt^'Sc"^ 
said chapter three hundred and eighty-three as from time 
to time amended, including those issued under authority 
of section five of chapter three hundred and thirty-three 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, in the 
discretion of the trustees of said district may be issued 
and sold at a discount below par and may be made callable 
at such premiums and in such manner as may be determined 
by said trustees and stated on the face of such notes or 
bonds. Notes and bonds of said district may be issued 
under said section ten as from time to time amended to 



150 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 148, 149. 



Scope of term 
"principal". 



Section one, 
how regarded. 



Section two, 
how regarded. 



refund the principal paid or payable on notes and bonds 
theretofore issued under said section as from time to time 
amended. The term "principal" as used herein and in 
the third sentence of said section five of said chapter three 
hundred and thirty-three includes any call premium so 
paid or payable. 

Section 3. Section one of this act shall be regarded 
as amendatory of said chapter three hundred and eighty- 
three as heretofore amended and of said chapter three 
hundred and thirty-three. Section two of this act shall 
be regarded as interpretative of said chapters. 

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

Approved April 8, 1932. 



Chav. 148 An Act relative to the revocation by the town of 

ORANGE OF ITS ACCEPTANCE OF AN ACT ESTABLISHING 
A TOWN MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT FOR SAID 
TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section forty of chapter thirty-eight of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the first line, the word ''four" 
and inserting in place thereof the word: — three, — so 
that the first sentence will read as follows: — At any time 
0^1° acc?pt-"^^ after the expiration of three years and within six years 
ance of an act from the date on which this act is accepted, and not less 
than ninety days before the date of any annual meeting, 
a petition signed by not less than fifteen per cent of the 
registered voters of the town may be filed with the select- 
men requesting that the question of revoking the acceptance 
of this act be submitted to the voters. 

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

Approved April 11, 1932. 



1929. 38, § 40, 
amended. 



Revocation by 



establiwliing a 
town manager 
form of 
government. 



C/ia2). 149 A^ A^'^ providing for the removal and reinterment 

BY THE fort HILL CEMETERY CORPORATION OF HINGHAM 
OF THE REMAINS OF CERTAIN PERSONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Fort Hill Cemetery Corporation of 
Hingham may cause the remains of persons interred in 
Fort Hill Cemetery in said Hingham to be removed to and 
interred in other parts of the said cemetery. Said corpo- 
ration shall give not less than thirty days notice of its 
intention to effect such removal and interment by ad- 
vertising the same in a newspaper published in said town, 
and shall not cause the removal and interment of the 
remains of any person to be made hereunder if any of his 
next of kin objects thereto in writing. 

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

Approved April 11, 1932. 



Removal 
and reinter- 
ment bv the 
Fort HiU 
Cemetery 
Corporation of 
Hingham of 
the remains of 
certain persons. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 150. 151 



An Act relative to the deposits made with the Chav. 150 

STATE TREASURER BY INSURANCE COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-five g. l. 175, § loe, 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out a^nended. 
section one hundred and six and inserting in place thereof 
the following: ^ — Section 106. A foreign company of the Deposits re- 
class designated in the preceding section shall not be ad- to^eign*insur- 
mitted and authorized to transact business in the com- panter'"" 
monwealth until, besides complying with sections one 
hundred and fifty-one and one hundred and fifty-five, 
it has satisfied the commissioner that it has made a deposit 
with the state treasurer or with the proper board or officer 
of some other state of the United States, in exclusive trust 
for the benefit and security of all its policyholders in the 
United States including obligees of bonds executed by 
such company as surety, of an amount not less than one 
hundred thousand dollars. Such deposit, if made in this 
commonwealth, may be made in the securities and subject 
to the limitations specified in sections sixty-three and sixty- 
six, or in cash or in such other securities as the commissioner 
may approve, and shall not be returned to the company 
until it has ceased to transact business in the common- 
wealth nor until the commissioner is satisfied that the 
company is under no obligation to such policyholders or 
obligees in the commonwealth or in any other state of 
the United States for whose benefit such deposit was made, 
nor until he has given his written consent to such return; 
provided, that the commissioner may, in any case, authorize Proviso. 
in writing the return to the company of any excess of any 
deposit made under this section over the amount required 
thereby, if he is satisfied that such return will not be prej- 
udicial to the interests of such policyholders or obligees. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and fifty-five of said g. l. 175, § 155, 
chapter one hundred and seventy-five is hereby amended amended. 
by striking out clause First and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — First, It has satisfied the commissioner Conditions of 
that it has made a deposit with the state treasurer or with f/ 



admission of 
insurance 

the proper board or officer of some other state of the ^f™^^"'^^ 
United States, in exclusive trust for the benefit and security country.' 
of all its policyholders and creditors in the United States, 
of an amount not less than the amount of capital required 
of domestic stock companies by sections forty-eight and 
fifty-one, which, if so on deposit in this commonwealth, 
shall not be returned to the company, until it has ceased 
to transact business in the commonwealth, nor until the 
commissioner is satisfied that the company is under no 
obligation to policyholders or other persons in this com- 
monwealth or in any other state of the United States for 
whose benefit such deposit was made, nor until he has 
given his written consent to such return; provided, that Proviso. 



152 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 151. 



G.L. 175, §185, 
amended. 



Deposits 
of insurance 
companies. 



What part of 
act shall apply 
to deposits 
made before 
as well as 
after the effec- 
tive date of act. 



the commissioner may, in any case, authorize in writing 
the return to the company of any excess of any such deposit 
over the amount required by this clause, if he is satisfied 
that such return will not be prejudicial to the interests of 
its policyholders or creditors. Such deposit may be made 
in the securities and subject to the limitations specified 
in sections sixty-three and sixty-six, or in cash or such 
other securities as the commissioner may approve. An 
amount of such deposit equal to the amount of capital 
required of domestic stock companies by said sections 
forty-eight and fifty-one shall be regarded as the deposit 
capital in the company's annual statement under section 
twenty-five, and the excess of any such deposit over the 
amount required as aforesaid shall not be charged to the 
company as a liability for deposit capital. 

Section 3. Section one hundred and eighty-five of 
said chapter one hundred and seventy-five is hereby 
amended by striking out the second paragraph and in- 
serting in place thereof the following : — 

The state treasurer may, upon written request of any 
domestic company, return to it the whole or any portion 
of any deposit held by him on behalf of such company, 
if he is satisfied that the deposit or the portion thereof 
requested to be returned is subject to no liability and is no 
longer required to be held by any provision of law of any 
such other state or country or for the purpose of the original 
deposit. He shall return to any foreign company the whole 
or any portion of any deposit held by him on behalf of 
such company, upon the written order of the commissioner. 

Section 4. So much of this act as authorizes the return 
by the commissioner of insurance to any insurance com- 
pany of any excess of its deposit over the amount required 
by said section one hundred and six or one hundred and 
fifty-five, or corresponding provisions of earlier laws, shall 
apply to deposits made before, as well as after, the effective 
date hereof. Approved April 11, 1932. 



Chap. 151 An Act to provide for further enlarging the mount 

TOM STATE RESERVATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Mount Tom state reservation commission is hereby 
authorized to acquire by purchase, or by eminent domain 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, such 
land adjoining the reservation as the commission may deem 
it expedient to acquire; and may, subject to appropriation, 
expend from the treasury of the commonwealth for this 
purpose a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. Such 
land shall be a part of said reservation and the provisions 
of chapter two hundred and sixty-four of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and three shall apply thereto. 

Approved April 11, 1932. 



The Mount 
Tom state 
reservation 
commission 
may acquire 
adjoining land 
for purpose of 
enlarging res- 
ervation. 
Expenditure. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 152, 153. 



153 



G. L. 62, § 41, 
etc., amended. 



Interest on 
overdue income 
taxes. 



Remedies for 
collection. 



An Act relative to interest on delinquent income (7/j,fjr> 152 

TAXES and to the SERVICE OF WARRANTS FOR THE COL- 
LECTION OF SUCH TAXES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Chapter sixty-two of the General Laws, as most recently 
amended in section forty-one by chapter one hundred 
and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five, is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
forty-one and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section Jfl. If a tax assessed under this chapter remains 
unpaid when due, interest at the rate of six per cent per 
annum from the due date shall be added to and become 
part of the tax. The commissioner shall have for the 
collection of taxes assessed under this chapter all the 
remedies provided by chapter sixty for the collection of 
taxes on personal estate by collectors of taxes of towns, 
except that any warrant for the collection of a tax assessed 
under this chapter may be issued to any sheriff, deputy 
sheriff or constable and he shall have authority to proceed 
thereunder anywhere within the commonwealth. Such 
officer shall collect such tax and interest upon the same at 
the rate of six per cent per annum from the time when such 
tax became due and may collect and receive for his fees 
the sum which an officer would be entitled by law to receive 
upon an execution for a like amount. Any action of 
contract brought to recover any such tax shall be brought 
in the name of the commonwealth. 

Approved April 11, 1932. 



Officers to 
collect, etc. 



Officers' fees. 



Actions in 
name of com- 
monwealth. 



An Act relative to the observance each year of the nhn^y i 53 

ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL. ^' 

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: 

Chapter six of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section twelve B, inserted by chapter four- 
teen of the acts of the current year, the following new 
section: — Section 12C. The governor shall annually issue 
a proclamation calling for a proper observance of June 
seventeenth, the anniversary of the battle of Bunker Hill, 
in commemoration of the early events of the American 
revolution. Approved April 13, 1932. 



G. L. 6, new 
section after 
§ 12B. 



Annual observ- 
ance of battle 
of Bunker Hill. 



154 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 154, 155. 



City of Somer- 
ville may estab- 
lish a park and 
playground de- 
partment. 
Commissioner, 
appointment, 
duties, salary. 



Chap. 154: An Act authorizing the establishment of a park and 

PLAYGROUND DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Somerville may by ordinance 
establish a park and playground department, to be under 
the charge of an official who shall be known as the park 
and playground commissioner. The commissioner shall 
have entire charge of and full control over the maintenance 
and care of the public parks and playgrounds, including all 
buildings and trees thereon, located in said city, except 
playgrounds within the limits of school property. The 
commissioner shall be appointed annually by the mayor, 
subject to confirmation by the board of aldermen in accord- 
ance with the provisions of its charter, and shall receive 
such compensation, if any, as the mayor and board of 
aldermen may determine. 

Section 2. Such of the employees in the engineering 
department of said city at the time of the establishment 
hereunder of the park and playground department, as are 
employed in connection with the functions relating to 
public parks and playgrounds, shall be transferred to said 
park and playground department without impairment of 
their civil service status or retirement rights. 

Section 3. So much of chapter two hundred and forty 
of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, and acts 
in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, as is in- 
consistent with this act, is hereby repealed. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by vote of the board of aldermen 
of said city, subject to the provisions of its charter. 

Approved April 13, 1932. 



Certain em- 
ployees in en- 
gineering 
department to 
be transferred 
to park and 
playground de- 
partment. 



Certain incon- 
sistent provi- 
sions repealed. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



C/ia».155 An Act making permanent certain provisions of law 

RELATIVE TO INVESTIGATIONS BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
ACCOUNTS OF MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 44, new 
section after 
§46. 

Investigations 
by the director 
of accounts of 
municipal ac- 
counts and 
financial trans- 
actions. 



OF 
TRANSACTIONS. 



Whereas, The purpose of this act is to make permanent 
certain temporary provisions of law expiring by limitation 
July second in the current year, therefore it is hereby 
declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the im- 
mediate preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Chapter forty-four of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after section forty-six the following 
new section: — Section Jf6A. The director may upon his 
own initiative, in the case of any city, except Boston, or 
any town, and shall, when requested by the mayor or 
city council of any such city or the selectmen of any town, 
if conditions appear to the director to warrant it, investi- 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 156. 



155 



gate the accounts and financial transactions and affairs 
of such city or town, or of any department, board, com- 
mission or officer thereof. For the purpose of conducting 
such investigations, the director may employ such tem- 
porary investigators as may be necessary, who shall receive 
such compensation as the commissioner of corporations 
and taxation may fix and shall not be subject to chapter 
thirty-one. P'or the aforesaid purposes the director and 
his duly accredited investigators or agents shall have access 
to all necessary papers, vouchers, books and records. 
Upon the completion of such an investigation, a report 
thereon shall be made to the mayor and city council or to 
the selectmen, as the case may be, and a copy of the same 
shall be furnished to the attorney general, and to the city 
or town clerk who shall cause it or a summary of its essen- 
tial features to be published at the expense of the city or 
town. A municipal officer or employee or a member of a 
municipal department, board or commission whose ac- 
counts or transactions are being investigated under this 
section shall afford to the director, his investigators and 
agents such assistance as they may require. Refusal or 
neglect by such an officer, employee or member to afford 
such assistance shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more 
than one year, or both. The expenses incurred hereunder 
shall be paid primarily by the commonwealth; and the 
state treasurer shall issue a warrant requiring the assessors 
of the city or town concerned to assess a tax to the amount 
of said expenses, and such amounts shall be collected and 
paid to the state treasurer in the same manner and subject 
to the same penalties as state taxes. Any balance due 
shall be assessed in the succeeding years in the same 
manner as other state taxes. Approved April I4, 1932. 



Temporary 
iiivestigatore, 

etc. 



Report. 



Copy to at- 
torney general, 
etc. 



Municipal 
officers to afford 
as.sistance re- 
quired, etc. 



Expenses to be 
paid primarily 
by state, etc. 



An Act to prevent misrepresentation and fraud in the Chap.lbQ 

SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION OF JEWELRY AND CERTAIN OTHER 
personal PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter one hundred of g. l. 100, §5, 
the General Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred ^'■''- amended. 
and twenty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, is hereby further amended by striking out, 
in the second line, the word "eight" and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — fourteen, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 5. An auctioneer, except as provided in section Hours and 
fourteen or in section twenty-nine of chapter one hundred ^[fJi^oM. """^^'^ 
and one, may sell real or personal property by public 
auction in any place within his county and, when employed 
by others, may sell such property in any place within the 
commonwealth, if such sale is made where such property is 
situated and in accordance with such conditions relative 
to the hours and places of selling goods and chattels in the 



156 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 156. 



Pro\aso. 



Forfeiture and 
penalty for un- 
authorized 
sales. 



G. L. 100, § 14, 
amended. 



Licensing, etr., 
of proprietors 
of auction 
establishments 
for sale of cer- 
tain personal 
property. 



Application for 
license, con- 
tents, etc. 



Conditions 
of licenses. 



Location of 
licensed estab- 
lishments. 
Expiration 
of licenses. 



Fee. 



No auction 
sales by un- 
licensed auc- 
tioneers. 



Proviso. 



town of sale as the licensing authority thereof deems ex- 
pedient; provided, that such personal property does not 
consist of goods, wares or merchandise which have been 
brought into a town by persons engaged in the business of 
traveling and carrying stocks of goods, wares or mer- 
chandise from one town to another within the common- 
wealth for the purpose of selling the same by auction. An 
auctioneer selling by auction in a town where he is not 
authorized to sell shall forfeit fifty dollars. If an auctioneer 
makes a sale by auction at a time or place in a town not 
authorized by the licensing authority thereof he shall be 
Hable to like penalties as if he had sold without a license. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred is hereby further 
amended by striking out section fourteen, inserted by 
chapter three hundred and thirty-one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-five, and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 14- Except as hereinafter provided, 
no person shall conduct or maintain an establishment where 
any gold, silver or plated ware, stones, precious or other- 
wise, watches, clocks, jewelry, bric-a-brac, crockery, glass- 
ware, art goods or leather goods, or articles or goods rep- 
resented as such, are sold at auction unless he is licensed to 
conduct or maintain the same by the licensing authority. 
Every application for such a license shall contain the name 
and place of residence of the applicant, a description of the 
premises whereon the applicant intends to conduct or 
maintain such an establishment, the name of the owner of 
said premises and a detailed inventory of the articles or 
goods intended to be sold under the license, and no articles 
or goods except those described in the application shall be 
sold thereunder. The license shall be expressed to be and 
shall be subject to such reasonable conditions as to the 
hours of keeping open such an establishment as the licensing 
authority may prescribe. No person licensed hereunder 
shall conduct or maintain such an establishment in any 
place other than that set forth in the license. Every 
license granted hereunder shall expire thirty days from its 
date, but the licensing authority upon application therefor 
may grant a renewal of such license for an additional thirtj'' 
days for the sole purpose of enabling the licensee to com- 
plete the sale of any unsold articles or goods described in the 
original application, and the fee for each such license or 
renewal thereof shall be ten dollars, which shall accompany 
the application therefor. No person shall act as auctioneer 
in the sale of articles or goods authorized to be sold in 
pursuance of a license or renewal thereof issued hereunder 
unless he is the holder of an auctioneer's license in full 
force and effect granted under section two by the licensing 
authority of the town wherein such articles or goods are so 
authorized to be sold; provided, that such licensing au- 
thority, when granting a license or renewal thereof to 
conduct or maintain an establishment hereunder, may, 
upon payment of a fee of two dollars, issue a permit which 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 157. 



157 



shall authorize any suitable person holding a license under 
said section two, to act as auctioneer in the sale at such 
establishment of the articles or goods to which the license 
issued hereunder relates. Such a permit shall expire with 
such license or renewal and shall be subject to revocation 
in the same manner as a license granted under said section 
two. A person acting as auctioneer under authority of 
such a permit shall be subject to all the provisions of this 
chapter, so far as apt, applicable to auctioneers and to the 
penalties prescribed therein for violation thereof. This 
section shall not apply to establishments whose principal 
business, as finally determined by the licensing authority, 
is the sale at auction of property other than the articles or 
goods hereinbefore specified. 

Section 3. Said chapter one hundred is hereby further 
amended by striking out section sixteen, inserted by said 
chapter three hundred and thirty-one, and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 16. The licensing 
authority may revoke a license to conduct or maintain an 
establishment, issued under section fourteen, after notice 
to the licensee and reasonable opportunity for him to be 
heard, upon satisfactory proof that he has violated or 
permitted a violation of any condition thereof, or of any 
provision of any law, by-law or ordinance. The pendency 
of proceedings before a court shall not suspend or interfere 
with the power to revoke. If the license is revoked, the 
licensee shall be disqualified to receive a like license for one 
year after the date of revocation. 

Approved April 14, 1932. 



Expiration and 
revocation of 
permit, etc. 



Section not 
applicable to 
certain estab- 
lishments. 



G. L. 100, § 16, 
amended. 



Revocation of 
license upon 
proof of viola- 
tion of any 
condition 
thereof, etc. 



An Act extending further the duration of a law fhn^ i 57 

PROVIDING FOR THE TRIAL OR DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN ^' 

CRIMINAL CASES BY DISTRICT COURT JUDGES SITTING IN 
THE SUPERIOR COURT. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter four hundred and sixty-nine of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-three, as amended by chapter 
four hundred and eighty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four, by chapter two hundred and eighty-five 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, by chapter 
two hundred and eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven, by section one of chapter three hundred 
and fifty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight and by chapter two hundred aiad ninety-one of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby 
further amended by striking out section five and inserting 
in place thereof the following : — Section 5. This act shall 
not be operative after December thirty-first, nineteen hun- 
dred and thirty-five. Approved April I4, 1932. 



1923, 460, § 5, 
etc., amended. 



Duration of law 
as to trial, etc., 
of certain 
criminal cases 
by district court 
judges sitting 
in superior 
court, extended. 



158 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 158, 159. 



Chap. 158 An Act relative to the definition of pasteurized 

MILK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter ninety-four of the General Laws, 
as most recently amended by section one of chapter three 
hundred and seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by striking out 
the paragraph defining "Pasteurized milk", as printed in 
the General Laws, and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: • — "Pasteurized milk", natural cow's milk not more 
than seventy-two hours old, when pasteurized, subjected 
for a period of not less than thirty minutes to a temperature 
of not less than one hundred and forty-two degrees Fahren- 
heit, or to such higher temperatures for such time intervals 
as the department of public health may from time to time 
determine, and in any case immediately thereafter cooled to 
a temperature of fifty degrees Fahrenheit or lower. 

Approved April 14, 1932. 



G. L. 94, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



"Pasteurized 
milk" defined. 



Chap. 159 -An Act relative to the education of certain 

PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-six A of chapter seventy-one of the General 
Laws, inserted by chapter three hundred and sixty-eight of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is hereby amended 
by striking out, in the fifth and seventh lines, the word 
"crippled" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, 
the words: — physically handicapped, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 4(>A. The school committee of every 
town shall annually ascertain, under regulations prescribed 
by the department and the commissioner of public welfare, 
the number of children of school age and resident therein 
who are physically handicapped. In any town where, at 
the beginning of any school year, there are five or more 
children so physically handicapped as to make attendance 
at a public school not feasible, and who are not otherwise 
provided for, the school committee shall, and in any town 
where there are less than five such children may, employ a 
teacher or teachers, on full or part time, who shall, with 
the approval in each case of the department and the said 
commissioner, offer instruction to said children in their 
homes or at such places and under such conditions as the 
committee may arrange. Approved April 14, 1932. 



G.L. 71, §46A, 
amended. 



Instruction 
of crippled 
children in their 
homes, etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 160. 



159 



An Act establishing the office of second assistant 

CLERK in the MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE BRIGHTON 
DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section ten of chapter two hundred and 
eighteen of the General Laws, as most recently amended 
by section one of chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "district" in the 
nineteenth line the words : — , the municipal court of the 
Brighton district, — so as to read as follows: — Section 10. 
The clerk of a district court may, subject to the approval 
of the justice, appoint one or more assistant clerks, who 
shall be removable at his pleasure or at the pleasure of the 
court, for whose official acts the clerk shall be responsible 
and who shall be paid by him unless salaries payable by 
the county are authorized in this section or in section 
fifty-three. Assistant clerks with salaries payable by the 
county may be appointed in the central district court of 
northern Essex, the municipal court of the Charlestown 
district, the municipal court of the Brighton district, the 
district court of western Hampden, the district court of 
Newton, the district court of northern Norfolk and in 
courts the judicial districts of which have, according to the 
national or state census last preceding, a population of 
sixty thousand or more. Second assistant clerks with 
salaries payable by the county may be appointed in the 
municipal court of the Roxbury district, the East Boston 
district court, the municipal court of the Charlestown dis- 
trict, the municipal court of the Dorchester district, the 
municipal court of the Brighton district, the municipal 
court of the West Roxbury district, and, subject to the 
approval of the county commissioners, in the first district 
court of eastern Middlesex, the third district court of 
eastern Middlesex, the district court of southern Essex, 
the third district court of Bristol and the district court of 
East Norfolk. 

Third assistant clerks with salaries payable by the county 
may be appointed in the municipal court of the Roxbury 
district and, subject to the approval of the county com- 
missioners, in the first district court of eastern Middlesex 
and the third district court of eastern Middlesex. 

Section 2. 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 I4, 1932. 



Chap.lQO 



G. L. 218. § 10, 
etc., amended. 



District courts, 
assistant clerks, 
appointment, 
etc. 



Second as- 
sistant clerks, 
appointment, 
etc. 



Third assistant 
clerks, appoint- 
ment, etc. 



Submission to 
city council of 
city of Boston. 



160 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 161, 162. 



G. L. 33, § 48, 

Bubsect. (a), 
etc., amended. 



Chap. IQl An Act authorizing the use without charge of armor- 
ies FOR DRILL purposes BY BANDS OR DRUM CORPS OF 
ORGANIZATIONS OF WAR VETERANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-eight 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 
amended by chapter two hundred and thirty of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further 
amended by striking out subsection (a) and inserting in 
place thereof the following : — 

(a) Armories provided for the militia shall be used by the 
militia for the military purposes or purposes incidental 
thereto designated by the commander-in-chief. Any 
armory, when not in use for military purposes, may be used, 
without charge and subject only to rules and regulations 
promulgated by the military custodian of such armory and 
approved by the governor and council, for social activities or 
athletics by military units stationed in such armory, or for 
drill purposes by bands or drum corps composed of mem- 
bers of organizations of war veterans. No non-military 
use of an armory under this section shall be permitted 
which interferes with its military use, but such non-military 
use shall not be deemed to interfere with military use if aU 
unit commanders affected can conveniently and without 
detriment to the service utilize the armory for the usual 
mihtary purposes at other than the usual time or in other 
than the usual manner. Approved April I4, 1932. 



Use of ar- 
mories limited. 

Use, without 
charge, for 
drill purposes 
by bands or 
drum corps of 
organizations of 
war veterans, 
etc. 



G. L. 207, § 38, 
etc., amended. 



Solemnization 
of marriage. 



Chap. 1^2 An Act authorizing certain non-resident clergymen 

AND RABBIS TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and seven of the General Laws, as 
amended in section thirty-eight by chapter one hundred and 
sixty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, 
is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 38. 
A marriage may be solemnized in any place within the 
commonwealth by a minister of the gospel who resides 
in the commonwealth or who if a non-resident is the pastor 
of a church or denomination duly established in the com- 
monwealth and who is recognized by his church or denomi- 
nation as duly ordained and in good and regular standing as 
a minister of such church or denomination; by a rabbi of the 
Israelitish faith, duly licensed by a congregation of said 
faith estabhshed in the commonwealth, who has filed with 
the clerk or registrar of the city or town where such con- 
gregation is established, a certificate of the establishment 
of the synagogue therein, the date of his appointment 
thereto and of the term of his engagement; by a justice of 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 163. 



161 



the peace if he is also clerk or assistant clerk of a city or 
town, or a registrar or assistant registrar, in the city or 
town where he holds such office, or, if he is also clerk or 
assistant clerk of a court, in the city or town where the 
court is authorized to be held, or, if he has been designated 
as provided in the following section and has received a 
certificate of designation and has quahfied thereunder, in 
the city or town where he resides; and it may be solemnized 
among Friends or Quakers according to the usage of their 
societies; but no person shall solemnize a marriage in the 
commonwealth unless he can read and write the Enghsh 
language. 

Churches and other religious organizations shall file in churches, etc, 
the office of the state secretary information relating to 'nformaUcTn" 
persons recognized or licensed as aforesaid, in such form with state 
and at such times as the secretary may require. 

Approved April I4, 1932. 



secretary. 



An Act authorizing the establishment in the city op fhri^ iaq 

CAMBRIDGE OF A TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT AND DEFINING ITS ^' 

POWERS AND DUTIES. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Cambridge may by ordinance 
estabhsh a traffic department, hereinafter called the depart- 
ment, to be under the charge of an official who shall be 
known as the commissioner of traffic, hereinafter called the 
commissioner. The commissioner shall be appointed by 
the mayor and shall receive such compensation as the mayor 
and city council shall determine. All expenses of the de- 
partment incurred for the purposes of this act shall be paid 
by the city. The commissioner may, subject to the ap- 
proval of the mayor and to chapter thirty-one of the General 
Laws and the rules and regulations made thereunder, 
employ such engineers, experts, assistants and other officers 
and employees as may be necessary for carrying out the 
provisions of this act. All statutes and ordinances appli- 
cable generally to the departments of the city shall apply 
to the department. 

Section 2. The department shall have exclusive 
authority, except as otherwise herein provided, to adopt, 
amend, alter and repeal rules and regulations, not incon- 
sistent with general law as modified by this act, relative to 
vehicular traffic in the city, and to the movement, stopping 
or standing of vehicles on, and their exclusion from, all or 
any streets, ways, highways, roads and parkways under 
control of the city, including rules and regulations desig- 
nating any way or part thereof under said control as a 
through way under and subject to the provisions of sec- 
tion 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 



Traffic de- 
partment in 
city of Cam- 
bridge estab- 
lished. 

Commissioner, 

appointment, 

salary. 

Expenses. 



May employ 
engineers, 
experts, etc. 



City ordinances 
applicable to 
department. 



Rules and 
regulations 
relative to 
vehicular 
traffic, etc. 



Penalties for 
violation. 



162 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 163. 



Publication. 



Public hearing 
upon petition, 
etc. 



Traffic signs, 
signals, etc. 



Act, how con- 
strued. 



Existing ordi- 
nances, rules, 
etc., to remain 
in full force 
until super- 
seded, etc. 



hereunder. No such rule or regulation, except such 
special rules and regulations as are declared by the de- 
partment to be urgently required by considerations of 
public safety or convenience or such as are of temporary 
nature and are to be effective for a period of not more than 
two weeks, shall take effect until published once in full in 
at least one newspaper of the city, and in any additional 
manner that may be provided by ordinance, at least ten 
days before its final passage. Upon petition of twenty- 
five registered voters of the city relative to any rule or 
regulation adopted or proposed to be adopted under this 
section, a board consisting of the mayor, presiding officer 
of the city council and the commissioner, shall hold a 
public hearing thereon within thirty days after the filing 
with the department of such petition, and final action 
thereon shall be determined only by vote of a majority of 
the entire membership of the said board. The department 
shall have power to erect, make and 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 the informing and warning of the public 
as to rules and regulations adopted hereunder, subject, 
however, to section two of chapter eighty-five, and to 
sections eight and nine of chapter eighty-nine, of the Gen- 
eral Laws, as amended. Nothing in this act shall be con- 
strued to authorize the department 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 metro- 
politan district commission, of the state department of 
public works or of the state department of pubHc utilities, 
or any power now vested in the board of license commis- 
sioners to regulate street uses under licenses or permits 
granted by said board. 

Section 3. All existing ordinances, rules and regula- 
tions, including rules and regulations of any public board, 
commission or official of the city, relating to the control 
of vehicular traffic, shall remain in full force and effect 
until superseded by rules and regulations adopted by the 
department under this act, and the adoption thereof by the 
department 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 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 16, 1932. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 164. 



163 



An Act establishing the basis of apportionment op 

STATE and county TAXES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause 
great inconvenience in the collection of state and county 
taxes, 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 number of polls, the amount of property and the 
proportion of every thousand dollars of state tax, including 
polls at one tenth of a mill each, for each city and town in 
the several counties of the commonwealth, as contained in 
the following schedule, are hereby established, and shall 
constitute a basis of apportionment for state and county 
taxes until another is made and enacted by the general 
court, to wit: — 



Chap.164: 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Basis of ap- 
portionment 
of state and 
county taxes 
established. 



Polls, Property and Apportionment of State and 
County Tax of $1,000. 



BARNSTABLE COUNTY. 









Tax of $1,000. 


Cities and Towns. 


PoUs. 


Property. 


including Polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each . 


Barnstable 


2,433 


$24,477,893 


$3 09 


Bourne . 








974 


9,886,848 


1 25 


Brewster 








220 


2,171,023 


27 


Chatham 








658 


5,972,521 


76 


Dennis . 








627 


3,526,763 


47 


Eastham 








192 


1,255,747 


17 


Falmouth 








2,012 


22,364,167 


2 81 


Harwich 








729 


6,092,335 


78 


Mashpee 








113 


865,876 


11 


Orleans . 








423 


4,196,875 


53 


Provincetown 








901 


4,835,786 


65 


Sandwich 








473 


2,843,752 


38 


Truro . 








168 


1,642,262 


21 


Wellfleet 








296 


2,116,649 


28 


Yarmouth 








627 


5,071,091 


65 


Totals 








10,846 


$97,319,588 


$12 41 



BERKSHIRE COUNTY. 



Adams .... 


3,518 


$13,338,378 


$1 91 


Alford .... 


73 


281,463 


04 


Becket .... 


251 


903,658 


13 


Cheshire 


525 


1,576,575 


24 


Clarksburg 


354 


844,426 


13 


Dalton .... 


1,264 


6,868,992 


93 



164 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 164. 



Basis of 
apportionment 
of state and 
county taxes 
established. 



BERKSHIRE COUNTY - 


— Concluded. 










Tax of $1,000, 


Cities and Towns. 


Poll.?. 


Property. 


including Polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Egremont 


175 


$948,964 


$0 13 


Florida . 






116 


1,472,455 


18 


Great Barrington 






1,895 


10,336,461 


1 39 


Hancock 






117 


451,102 


06 


Hinsdale 






331 


1,010,741 


15 


Lanesborough 






385 


1,262,242 


19 


Lee 






1,296 


5,399,679 


76 


Lenox 






955 


6,682,236 


87 


Monterey 






103 


823,404 


11 


Mount Washington 






23 


212,278 


03 


New Ashford . 






28 


141,139 


02 


New Marlborough 






287 


1,418,329 


19 


North Adams . 






6,288 


25,005,909 


3 54 


Otis 






136 


594,838 


08 


Peru 






35 


347,534 


04 


Pittsfield 






14,696 


66,987,321 


9 27 


Richmond 






191 


774,209 


11 


Sandisfield 






147 


702,852 


10 


Savoy 






114 


227,136 


04 


Sheffield 






545 


1,533,890 


23 


Stockbridge . 






634 


5,805,206 


74 


Tyringham 






84 


455,522 


06 


Washington 






75 


201,617 


03 


West Stockbridge 






339 


1,273,955 


18 


Wilhamstown . 






1,334 


7,483,647 


1 01 


Windsor 






128 


482,527 


07 


Totals 






36,442 


$165,848,685 


$22 96 



BRISTOL COUNTY. 



Acushnet 


1,119 


$3,607,257 


$0 53 


Attleboro 






6,737 


27,409,541 


3 87 


Berkley . 






299 


902,109 


13 


Dartmouth 






2,663 


12,009,422 


1 67 


Dighton 






856 


4,570,648 


62 


Easton . 






1,692 


6,096,748 


88 


Fairhaven 






3,184 


12,806,980 


1 81 


Fall River 






32,230 


127,278,682 


18 05 


Freetown 






500 


1,688.594 


25 


Mansfield 






2,034 


7,989,504 


1 13 


New Bedford . 






32,477 


160,860,212 


21 99 


North Attleborough 






3,120 


10,968,183 


1 59 


Norton . 






823 


2,530,112 


38 


Raynham 






618 


1,884,176 


28 


Rehoboth 






790 


2,249,151 


34 


Seekonk 






1,303 


4,974,713 


71 


Somerset 






1,576 


13,786,011 


1 76 


Swansea 






1,198 


4,521,560 


65 


Taunton 






10,782 


40,031,765 


5 74 


Westport 






1,283 


6,110,459 


84 


Totals 






105,284 


$452,275,827 


$63 22 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 164. 



165 



COUNTY OF DUKES COUNTY. 









Tax of $1,000. 


Cities and Towns. 


Polb. 


Property. 


including Polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Chilmark 


96 


$711,942 


$0 09 


Edgartown 








434 


5,081,183 


64 


Gay Head 








45 


143,162 


02 


Gosnold . 








59 


1,416,087 


17 


Oak Bluflfs 








506 


5,387,236 


68 


Tisbiiry . 








451 


6,465,628 


80 


West Tisbury 








80 


943,886 


12 


Totals 








1,671 


$20,149,124 


$2 52 



Basis of ap- 
portionment of 
state and 
county taxes 
established. 



ESSEX COUNTY. 



Amesbury 


3,316 


$11,726,714 


$1 70 


Andover 






2,877 


19,936,826 


2 61 


Beverly . 






7,921 


51,198,997 


6 76 


Boxford . 






220 


1,153,461 


16 


Danvers 






3,295 


13,467,397 


1 90 


Essex 






510 


1,651,246 


24 


Georgetown 






629 


1,909,869 


29 


Gloucester 






7,578 


42,006,069 


5 65 


Groveland 






728 


1,410,178 


24 


Hamilton 






621 


6,006,973 


76 


Haverhill 






14,741 


62,518,841 


8 76 


Ipswich . 






1,704 


7,730,459 


1 07 


Lawrence 






22,463 


122,803,528 


16 55 


Lynn 






31,111 


150,318,443 


20 62 


Lynnfield 






515 


3,698,084 


48 


Manchester 






871 


13,447,600 


1 65 


Marblehead 






3,004 


20,841,125 


2 73 


Merrimac 






749 


2,082,884 


32 


Methuen 






6,072 


20,695,198 


3 02 


Middleton 






381 


2,001,933 


27 


Nahant . 






646 


6,148,629 


78 


Newbury 






514 


2,273,753 


32 


Newburyport 






4,557 


14,104,739 


2 10 


North Andovei 






2,061 


9,398,214 


1 30 


Peabody 






6,656 


27,017,575 


3 81 


Rockport 






1,264 


5,958,436 


82 


Rowley . 






471 


1,423,550 


21 


Salem 






12,103 


61,945,886 


8 43 


Salisbury 






767 


3,130,989 


44 


Saugus . 






4,396 


14,962,117 


2 18 


Swampscott 






3,147 


27,534,432 


3 52 


Topsfield 






324 


3,173,379 


40 


Wenham 






373 


3,944,170 


50 


West Newbury 




417 


1,120,742 


17 


Totals 






147,002 


$738,742,436 


$100 76 



166 



BaBis of ap- 
portionment 
of state and 
county taxes 
established. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 164. 
franklin county. 









Tax of $1,000, 


Cities and Towns. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including Polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Ashfield . 


291 


$1,221,391 


$0 17 


Bernardston 








266 


936,432 


14 


Buckland 








472 


2,960,384 


39 


Charlemont 








291 


1,113,861 


16 


Colraiu . 








464 


1,596,473 


23 


Conway . 








285 


1,049,285 


15 


Deerfield 








842 


4,467,732 


60 


Erving . 








364 


2,498,497 


33 


Gill 








292 


935,440 


14 


Greenfield 








4,858 


29,320,771 


3 90 


Hawley . 








94 


248,615 


04 


Heath . 








94 


426,586 


06 


Leverett 








188 


509,434 


08 


Leyden . 








95 


304,836 


05 


Monroe . 








80 


1,065,886 


13 


Montague 








2,291 


13,094,312 


1 75 


New Salem 








153 


511,332 


07 


Northfield 








545 


2,056,081 


29 


Orange . 








1,719 


5,825,068 


85 


Rowe 








96 


779,391 


10 


Shelburne 








521 


3,075,600 


41 


Shutesbury 








59 


457,664 


06 


Sunderland 








318 


1,268,451 


18 


Warwick 








117 


406,089 


06 


Wendell . 








115 


1,283,858 


16 


Whately 








320 


1,167,925 


17 


Totals 








15,230 


$78,581,394 


$10 67 



HAMPDEN COUNTY. 



Agawam 


2,052 


$10,037,441 


$1 37 


Blandford 






150 


807,483 


11 


Brimfield 






278 


1,199,812 


17 


Chester . 






487 


1,527,932 


23 


Chicopee 






11,522 


46,970,748 


6 62 


East Longmeadow 






1,025 


4,085,720 


58 


Granville 






235 


2,023,519 


26 


Hampden 






256 


643,453 


10 


Holland . 






58 


243,778 


03 


Holyoke 






16,309 


114,478,864 


14 97 


Longmeadow . 






1,374 


12,705,724 


1 62 


Ludlow . 






2,114 


9,098,558 


1 27 


Monson . 






1,153 


3,735,224 


55 


Montgomery . 






60 


267,072 


04 


Pahner . 






2,646 


11,165,678 


1 57 


Russell . 






371 


5,121,101 


63 


Southwick 






424 


2,049,678 


28 


Springfield 






44,697 


320,147,416 


41 76 


Tolland . 






56 


372,532 


05 


Wales 




113 


390,317 


06 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 164. 



167 



HAMPDEN COUNTY — Concluded. 



Cities and Towns. 



West Springfield 

Westfield 

Wilbraham 

Totals 



Pnll.s. 



4,984 

5,535 

745 



96,644 



Property. 



=^^=^=^ Basis of ap- 

-T, r». ^,^« portionment 

Tax of $1,000, of state and 

including Polls county taxes 

at one tenth established, 
of a mill each. 



$30,699,253 

21,614,428 

3,212,768 



$602,598,499 



$4 07 

3 07 

45 



$79 86 



HAMPSHIRE COUNTY. 



Amherst 


1,791 


$10,023,660 


$1 35 


Belchertown 








670 


1,493,274 


24 


Chesterfield 








149 


653,128 


09 


Cummington 








172 


561,411 


08 


Easthampton 








3,009 


9,928,629 


1 46 


Eufield . 








160 


598,490 


09 


Goshen . 








74 


370,940 


05 


Granb}'^ . 








291 


1,129,833 


16 


Green'nqch 








71 


687,984 


09 


Hadley . 








702 


3,128,666 


43 


Hatfield . 








686 


2,946,463 


41 


Huntington 








423 


967,524 


16 


Middlefield 








84 


327,250 


05 


Northampton 








5,956 


29,582,506 


4 04 


Pelham . 








145 


681,111 


09 


Plainfield 








98 


372,234 


05 


Prescott 








11 


54,308 


01 


South Hadley 








1,920 


8,385,695 


1 17 


Southampton 








278 


907,615 


13 


Ware 








2,134 


6,805,066 


1 01 


Westhampton 








115 


415,930 


06 


Williamsburg 








540 


1,255,538 


20 


Worthington 








169 


653,767 


09 


Totals 








19,648 


$81,931,022 


$11 51 



MIDDLESEX COUNTY. 



Acton .... 


858 


$4,181,257 


$0 57 


Arhngton 








11,181 


65,365,525 


8 73 


Ashby 








327 


1,031,211 


15 


Ashland . 








735 


3,101,563 


43 


Ayer 








920 


3,933,927 


55 


Bedford . 








532 


3,071,954 


41 


Belmont 








6,733 


48,603,961 


6 34 


Billerica 








2,054 


9,545,431 


1 32 


Boxborough 








115 


376,785 


06 


Burlington 








580 


2,713,590 


37 


Cambridge 








33,624 


211,754,591 


28 03 


Carlisle . 








218 


1,063,797 


15 


Chelmsford 








2,082 


6,377,214 


95 


Concord 








1,961 


10,283,489 


1 39 


Dracut . 








1,755 


4,170,343 


66 


Dunstable 


146 


474,657 


07 



168 



Basis of ap- 
portionment 
of state and 
county taxes 
established. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 164. 

MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Concluded. 









Tax of $1,000, 


Cities and Towns. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including Polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Everett .... 


14,220 


$76,814,578 


$10 37 


Framingham 








6,488 


37,628,212 


5 03 


Groton . 








746 


4,901,700 


65 


Holliston 








841 


4,011,085 


55 


Hopkinton 








779 


3,304,040 


46 


Hudson . 








2,462 


7,464,035 


1 12 


Lexington 








2,949 


22,382,597 


2 90 


Lincoln . 








471 


3,110,549 


41 


Littleton 








498 


2,676,040 


36 


Lowell . 








26,632 


124,119,169 


17 12 


Maiden . 








17,633 


75,517,338 


10 56 


Marlborough 








4,750 


16,698,819 


2 42 


Maynard 








2,364 


6,764,548 


1 02 


Medford 








18,192 


84,623,895 


11 68 


Melrose . 








7,027 


38,722,275 


5 21 


Natick . 








4,258 


20,642,509 


2 83 


Newton . 








18,802 


170,141,006 


21 70 


North Reading 








592 


2,428,478 


34 


Pepperell 








932 


3,276,826 


47 


Reading 








3,004 


16,580,841 


2 23 


Sherborn 








323 


2,042,573 


27 


Shirley . 








624 


2,210,687 


32 


Somerville • 








31,817 


128,547,180 


18 16 


Stoneham 








3,183 


15,875,430 


2 17 


Stow 








373 


1,571,535 


22 


Sudbury 








410 


2,615,288 


35 


Tewksbiu-y 








823 


4,119,465 


56 


Townsend 








628 


2,671,758 


37 


Tyngsborough 








361 


1,254,303 


18 


Wakefield 








4,885 


23,758,890 


3 26 


Waltham 








11,125 


61,343,615 


8 26 


Watertown 








10,824 


57,759,904 


7 81 


Wayland 








923 


5,935,212 


78 


Westford 








981 


4,441,241 


62 


Weston . 








1,182 


9,725,667 


1 25 


Wilmington 








1,137 


4,382,714 


62 


Winchester 








3,684 


34,058,317 


4 34 


Woburn . 








5,618 


24,593,260 


3 43 


Totals 








276,362 


$1,484,764,874 


$200 58 



NANTUCKET COUNTY. 



Nantucket 
Totals 



1,188 



1,188 



$13,038,568 



$13,038,568 



$1 64 



$1 64 



NORFOLK COUNTY. 



Avon 

Bellingham 

Braintree 



723 

873 

4,679 



$2,270,200 

2,701,432 

27,091,342 



$0 34 

40 

3 62 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 164. 



169 



NORFOLK COUNTY — Concluded. 









Tax of $1,000, 


C1TIE8 AND Towns. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including Polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Brookline 


13,273 


$180,958,041 


$22 41 


Canton . 








1,779 


9,917,017 


1 33 


Cohasset 








1,021 


11,193,145 


1 41 


Dedham 








4,192 


26,531,389 


3 51 


Dover 








387 


4,090,021 


52 


Foxborough 








1,352 


6,444,877 


89 


Franklin 








2,170 


9,866,454 


1 37 


Holbrook 








1,029 


3,758,304 


54 


Medfield 








732 


3,076,077 


43 


Medway 








990 


3,536,163 


51 


MiUis . 








575 


3,283,128 


44 


Milton . 








4,962 


38,616,616 


4 99 


Needham 








3,364 


24,836,013 


3 23 


Norfolk . 








400 


1,838,178 


25 


Norwood 








4,673 


29,286,385 


3 88 


Plainville 








468 


1,740,131 


25 


Quincy . 








22,430 


135,483,484 


18 03 


Randolph 








1,769 


0,074,304 


88 


Sharon . 








1,050 


6,812,404 


90 


Stoughton 








2,496 


9,736,341 


1 38 


Walpole . 








2,179 


18,304,165 


2 35 


Wellesley 








3,209 


38,975,064 


4 86 


Westwood 








686 


5,282,994 


68 


Weymouth 








6,493 


50,523,479 


6 53 


Wrentham 








661 


4,035,470 


54 


Totals 








88,615 


1666,262,618 


$86 47 



Basis of 
apportionment 
of state and 
county taxes 
established. 



PLYMOUTH COUNTY. 



Abington 


1,868 


$6,367,560 


$0 93 


Bridgewater . 






2,000 


6,353,770 


94 


Brockton 






19,864 


85,046,583 


11 89 


Carver . 






463 


3,151,282 


41 


Duxbury 






644 


7,592,566 


95 


East Bridgewater 






1,128 


5,750,834 


78 


Halifax . 






237 


1,597,913 


21 


Hanover 






864 


4,158.739 


57 


Hanson 






772 


2,921,794 


42 


Hingham 






1,878 


16,254,429 


2 08 


Hull 






829 


18,755,050 


2 27 


Kingston 






902 


4,605,446 


63 


LakevUle 






435 


1,424,607 


21 


Marion . 






558 


5,334,335 


68 


Marshfield 






609 


7,775,307 


97 


Mattapoisett . 






513 


4,047,192 


52 


Middleborough 






2,629 


9,301,951 


1 35 


Norwell . 






502 


2,164,333 


30 


Pembroke 






493 


2,989,132 


40 


Plymouth . • 






4,114 


28,804,811 


3 77 


Plympton 






176 


744,603 


10 


Rochester 






399 


1,391,135 


20 


Rockland 






2,412 


8,664,716 


1 25 


Scituate .... 


1,219 


13,767,515 


1 73 



170 



Basis of 
apportionment 
of state and 
county taxes 
established. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 164. 

PLYMOUTH COUNTY — Concluded. 



Cities and Towns. 


PoUs. 


Property. 


Tax of $1,000, 

including Polls 

at one tenth 

of a mill each. 


Wareham 

West Bridgewater . 
Whitman 


2,046 

997 

2,497 


$13,387,220 
3,281,852 
9,293,513 


$1 76 

48 

1 33 


Totals 


51,048 


$274,928,188 


$37 13 



SUFFOLK COUNTY. 



Boston .... 
Chelsea .... 
Revere .... 
Winthrop 


241,459 

13,151 

9,625 

5,302 


$2,008,268,169 
56,699,914 
41,864,532 
26,384,310 


$258 08 
7 92 
5 84 
3 60 


Totals 


269,537 


$2,133,216,925 


$275 44 



WORCESTER COUNTY. 



Ashburnham . 


658 


$1,919,852 


$0 29 


Athol . 








3,269 


12,095,691 


1 74 


Auburn . 








1,817 


6,462,379 


93 


Barre 








1,025 


3,441,814 


50 


Berlin 








345 


1,068,999 


16 


Blackstone 








1,092 


2,538,974 


40 


Bolton . 








240 


1,233,864 


17 


Boylston 








338 


929,747 


14 


Brookfield 








388 


1,436,325 


21 


Charlton 








622 


1,770,844 


27 


Clinton . 








3,593 


14,720,624 


2 07 


Dana 








152 


674,793 


09 


Douglas . 








613 


1,933,024 


29 


Dudley . 








1,134 


3,631,877 


54 


East Brookfiek 


i 






272 


1,154,685 


16 


Fitchburg 








11,929 


60,671,127 


8 26 


Gardner 








5,605 


25,374,215 


3 52 


Grafton . 








1,650 


4,538,272 


69 


Hardwick 








734 


3,039,034 


43 


Harvard 








337 


2,373,950 


31 


Holden . 








1,107 


3,476,345 


52 


Hopedale 








949 


5,717,632 


76 


Hubbardston 








339 


875,244 


14 


Lancaster 








096 


3,325,866 


46 


Leicester 








1,192 


3,870,695 


57 


Leominster 








6,162 


26,059,279 


3 65 


Lunenburg 








580 


2,333,436 


33 


Mendon 








367 


1,389,557 


20 


Milford . 








4,251 


16,140,234 


2 31 


Millbiu-y 








2,057 


6,436,651 


96 


MiUville 








558 


1,393,942 


22 


New Braintree 






126 


555,818 


08 


North Brookfield 






904 


2,690,618 


40 


Northliorough 






618 


2,191,674 


32 


Northbridge . 




2,897 


10,515,543 


1 51 





Acts, 


1932. — Chap. 164. 




171 


WORCESTER COUNTY 


— Concluded. 




Basis of ap- 
portionment of 
















Tax of 81,000, 


Btate and 


Cities and Towns. 


PoUs. 


Property. 


including Polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


county taxes 
established. 


Oakham 


149 


$452,701 


$0 07 




Oxford . 








1,198 


3,376,618 


51 




Paxton . 








221 


1,005,983 


14 




Petersham 








230 


1,664,272 


22 




Phillipston 








117 


376,753 


06 




Princeton 








234 


1,366,148 


18 




Royalstou 








247 


885,565 


13 




Rutland 








524 


1,423,621 


22 




Shrewsbury 








1,950 


9,489,199 


1 30 




Southborough 








670 


3,947,821 


53 




Southbridge 








4,130 


12,787,585 


1 90 




Spencer . 








1,999 


4,779,432 


76 




Sterling . 








466 


1,906,351 


27 




Sturbridge 








561 


1,460,888 


23 




Sutton . 








662 


1,563,518 


25 




Templeton 








1,101 


3,503,242 


52 




Upton . 








614 


1,459,672 


23 




Uxbridge 








1,835 


8,074,296 


1 12 




Warren . 








1,106 


3,386,665 


50 




Webster 








3,772 


11,424,533 


1 71 




V/est Boylston 






581 


2,314,095 


33 




West Brookfield 






402 


1,413,448 


20 




Westborough . 






1,285 


4,774,750 


68 




Westminster . 






476 


1,407,376 


21 




Winchendon . 






1,974 


6,137,249 


91 




Worcester 






56,515 


363,964,629 


48 05 




Totals 


141,635 


$692,329,034 


$94 83 




RECAPITULAT 


ION. 




Recapitulation 








Tax of $1,000, 


Counties. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including Polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 




Barnstable 


10,846 


$97,319,588 


$12 41 




Berkshire 








36,442 


165,848,685 


22 96 




Bristol . 








105,284 


452,275,827 


63 22 




Dukes 








1,671 


20,149,124 


2 52 




Essex 








147,002 


738,742,436 


100 76 




Franklin 








15,230 


78,581,394 


10 67 




Hampden 








96,644 


602,598,499 


79 86 




Hampshire 








19,648 


81,931,022 


11 51 




Middlesex 








276,362 


1,484,764,874 


200 58 




Nantucket 








1,188 


13,038,568 


1 64 




Norfolk . 








88,615 


666,262,618 


86 47 




Plymouth 








51,048 


274,928,188 


37 13 




Suffolk . 








269,537 


2,133,216,925 


275 44 




Worcester 








141,635 


692,329,034 


94 83 




Totals 








1,261,152 


$7,501,986,782 


$1,000 00 





Approved April 20, 1932. 



172 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 165, 166, 167. 



Chap. 165 An Act permitting certain insurance companies to 

INSURE OUTSIDE THE COMMONWEALTH PERSONAL PROP- 
ERTY AGAINST ALL RISKS OR HAZARDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section fifty- 
four the following new section: — Section 54A. Any 
domestic company authorized to transact any of the kinds 
of business specified in the second clause of section forty- 
seven may, outside the commonwealth, make contracts 
of insurance insuring personal property of any kind or 
description against any and all risks of loss or damage. 

Approved April 20, 1932. 



G. L. 175, new 
section after 
§54. 

Certain insur- 
ance companies 
may insure out- 
side common- 
wealth personal 
property 
agamst all risks 
or hazards. 



G.L. 128, §42, 
amended. 

Powers of 
trustees for 
county aid 
to agriculture 
to receive and 
expend 
money. 



Chap. 166 An Act relative to the powers op trustees for county 

AID to agriculture TO RECEIVE AND EXPEND MONEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and twenty-eight of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section forty-two 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 42. 
For purposes specified in sections forty to forty-five, 
inclusive, the trustees may receive on behalf of the county 
money appropriated by any town or by the federal govern- 
ment, or grants made by any individual, trustee or trustees, 
association or corporation, and may expend the same 
together with any money appropriated by the general 
court for any county for county aid to agriculture, either 
solely or in conjunction with representatives or agents of 
the commonwealth or of the United States or of any depart- 
ment, commission, board or institution created under the 
statutes of this commonwealth or under any act of con- 
gress. The trustees may enter into any agreements, 
arrangements or undertakings with any such department, 
commission, board or institution relative to extension 
work with adults and with boys and girls in agriculture, 
home making and country life. Approved April 20, 1932. 



Chap. 16'! An Act authorizing the sale of certain land in west 

CONCORD OWNED AND HELD BY THE COMMONWEALTH FOR 
the purposes of THE MASSACHUSETTS REFORMATORY 
AND NO LONGER NEEDED THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The commissioner of correction, in the name and on 
behalf of the commonwealth, may sell and convey, for 
such price approved by the governor and council as said 
commissioner may determine, a certain parcel of land in 
that part of Concord known as West Concord, such parcel 
being a portion of a former location of the Boston and 
Maine Railroad and being bounded and described as 



Commissioner 
of correction 
may sell cer- 
tain land in 
West Concord 
owned and 
held b.y state 
for purposes of 
the Massa- 
chusetts refor- 
matory. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 168. 



173 



follows : — Beginning at a point at the southwesterly- 
corner of land now or formerly of Martin Hojem, adjoining 
land of the commonwealth; thence by said Hojem land 
south seventy-eight degrees eight minutes east one hundred 
and eleven and five tenths feet to a bound; thence turning 
and running south fifteen degrees east by other land 
formerly of said railroad ninety-four feet to a point; thence 
turning and running north eighty-nine degrees eleven 
minutes west by land now or formerly of Guy G. Fernald 
one hundred and twenty and five tenths feet to a point; 
thence turning and running north six degrees thirty-five 
minutes west by land of the commonwealth, formerly of 
said railroad, one hundred and thirteen and twenty-five 
hundredths feet to the point of beginning; containing 
approximately eleven thousand three hundred and ninety- 
seven square feet; all said bounds and measurements being 
shown on a plan entitled, "Land in Concord Surveyed 
by Horace F. Tuttle, C.E. March 26, 1932. Scale, 20 
feet = l Inch." Approved April 20, 1932. 



Boundariea 
and descrip- 
tion. 



An Act requiring that the glass of wind shields of Chav.lQS 

AUTOMOBILES BE OF A TYPE KNOWN AS NON-SCATTERABLE 
GLASS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter ninety of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section nine A, inserted by section 
one of chapter three hundred and fifty-four of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirty, and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — Section 9 A . No person shall operate 
any automobile, and the owner or custodian of an auto- 
mobile shall not permit the same to be operated, with a 
wind shield of glass unless such glass is of a type known as 
non-scatterable glass and approved by the department. 
The term "non-scatterable glass", as used herein, shall 
include any glass designed to minimize the likelihood of 
personal injury from its scattering, when broken. 

Section 2. The provisions of this act shall not apply 
to automobiles manufactured and assembled prior to its 
effective date. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect on January first, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-four. 

Approved April 20, 1932. 



G. L. 90, § 9A 

amended. 



Glass of wind 
shields of auto- 
mobiles to be 
of a type 
known as non- 
scatterable 
glass. 



Application 
of act. 



Effective date. 



174 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 169, 170. 



Chap.lQ9 An Act authorizing the town of monson to use the 

MONEY RECEIVED FROM THE SALE OF THE PROPERTIES OF 
RUBWOOD WHEEL, INC., FOR MAINTENANCE PURPOSES 
OR IN REDUCTION OF THE TAX LEVY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The town of Monson is hereby authorized to use the 
balance of the money received by it from the sale of the 
properties of Rubwood Wheel, Inc. for maintenance pur- 
poses or in reduction of the tax levy, notwithstanding the 
provisions of section sixty-three of chapter forty-four of 
the General Laws. Approved April 20, 1932. 



Town of 
Monson may 

use the money 
received from 
sale of prop- 
erties of Rub- 
wood Wheel, 
Inc. for cer- 
tain purposes. 



ChapMQ 



Appropriations 
for mainte- 
nance of de- 
partments, etc., 
for intere.st, 
sinking fund 
and bond re- 
quirements, 
and for certain 
improvements. 



Legislative 
Department. 



An Act making appropriations for the maintenance 
OF departments, boards, commissions, institutions 
and certain activities of the commonwealth, for 
interest, sinking fund and serial bond require- 
ments, and for certain permanent improvements. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for the maintenance of the 
several departments, boards, commissions and institu- 
tions, of sundry other services, and for certain permanent 
improvements, 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 year ending November thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and thirty-two, or for such other period as may 
be specified. 

Section 2. 



Item 
1 



Service of the Legislative Department. 

For the compensation of senators, the sum of eighty- 
two thousand dollars S82,000 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 seventy-eight thousand dollars . 478,000 00 

For the compensation for travel of representatives, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand six hun- 
dred dollars 36.600 00 

For the salaries of the clerk of the senate and the 
clerk of the house of representatives, the sum of 
ten thousand dollars 10,000 00 

For the salaries of the assistant clerk of the senate 
and the assistant clerk of the house of represen- 
tatives, 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 represen- 
tatives, as may be necessary for the proper des- 
patch of public business, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand dollars 4,000 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 175 

Item 

8 For such additional clerical assistance to, and with Legislative 

the approval of, the clerk of the senate, as may l)e Department, 

necessary for the projier despatch of i)ublic busi- 
ness, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars . $1 ,500 00 

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

exceeding four thousand dollars . . . 4,000 00 

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

a sum not exceeding fifty-two hundred and ninety 

dollars r),290 00 

11 For the compensation for travel of doorkeepers, as- 

sistant doorkeepers, general court officers, pages 
and other einy)loyees of the sergeant-at-arms, 
authorized by law to receive the same, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-three hundred dollars . 6,300 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 

senate 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 fiftv-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 
tliirty-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 ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand nine hundred and fifty 
dollars 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 thou- 
sand 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 incm'ring 
the same, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
doUars . . . . . . 5,000 00 

23 For expen.ses of advertising hearings of the com- 

mittees of the present general court, including 
expenses of preparing and maiUng advertisements 
to the various newspapers, with the approval of 
the comptroller of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred dollars .... 100 00 



176 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Legislative 
Department. 



Judicial 
Department. 

Supreme 
Judicial Court. 



16,500 00 


500 00 


300 


00 


200 


00 


900 00 


200 


00 


200 


00 



Item 

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 fifty-seven thousand dollars . $57,000 00 

25 For expenses in connection with the publication 

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 sixteen thousand five 
hundred dollars ...... 

26 For stationery for the senate, purchased by and with 

the approval of the clerk, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred dollars ..... 

27 For office and other expenses of the committee on 

rules on the part of the senate, a sum not exceeding 
three hundred dollars . ... 

28 For office expenses of the counsel to the senate, a 

sum not exceeding two hundred dollars 

29 For stationery for the house of representatives, pur- 

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

30 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 rep- 

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

32 For contingent expenses of the senate and house of 

representatives, and necessary expenses in and 
about the state house, with the approval of the 
sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand two hundred dollars .... 15,200 00 

33 For the payment of witness fees to persons sum- 

moned to appear before committees of the general 
court, and for expenses incidental to summoning 
them, with the approval of the sergeant-at-arms, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars . . 200 00 

34 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 thirty and by chapters 
sixty-seven and sixty-eight of the resolves of nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-one, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars, the same to be in ad- 
dition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose" 15,000 00 

Total $869,690 GO 

Service of the Judicial Department. 
Supreme Judicial Court, as follows: 

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

associate justices, a sum not exceeding ninety-nine 

thousand dollars $99,000 00 

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

ceeding forty-five hundred dollars . . . 4,500 00 

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

sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars 6,500 00 

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

ceeding eighteen hundred dollars 1,800 00 

39 For law clerks, stenographers and other clerical 

assistance for the justices, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-four thousand dollars .... 24,000 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



177 



Item 

40 

41 
42 



For office supplies, services and equipment of the 
supreme judicial court, a sum not exceeding forty- 
five hundred dollars $4,500 00 

For the salaries of the officers and messengers, a sum 

not exceeding three thousand and forty dollars 3,040 00 

For the commonwealth's i>art of the salary of the 
clerk for the county of Suffolk, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen hundred dollars . . . 1,500 00 



Juaicial Court. 



Reporter of Decisions: 

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

exceeding six thousand dollars .... 

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

ment, a svun not exceeding eleven thousand one 
hundred and seventy-five dollars 

Pensions: 

45 For the pensions of retired court officers, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred dollars .... 

Total 

Superior Court, as follows: 

46 For the salaries of the chief justice and of the thirty- 

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

47 For travehng allowance and expenses, a sum not 

exceeding nineteen thousand five hundred dollars . 

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

a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 

49 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 certain 
other expenses incident to the work of the court, 
a sum not exceeding eleven thousand seven hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

50 For pensions of retired justices, a sum not exceeding 

sixteen thousand dollars ..... 

Total 

Justices of District Courts: 

51 For compensation of justices of district courts while 

sitting in the superior court, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-seven thousand dollars .... 

52 For expenses of justices of district courts while 

sitting in the superior court, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-four hundred and fifty dollars 

53 For reimbursing certain counties for compensation 

of certain special justices for services in holding 
sessions of district courts in place of the justice, 
while sitting in the superior court, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixty-five hundred dollars 

Total 

Judicial Council: 

54 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 two thousand dollars . 



Reporter of 
6,000 00 Decisions. 



11,175 00 



200 00 



$162,215 00 



$385,000 00 

19,500 00 

1,000 00 



11,700 00 

16,000 00 

$433,200 00 



$27,000 00 



3,450 00 



6,500 00 
$36,950 00 



Pensions. 



Superior Court. 



Justices of Dis- 
trict Courts 
sitting in 
Superior 
Court. 



.Judicial 
Council. 



$2,000 00 



178 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Judicial 
Council. 



Administra- 
tive Committee 
of District 
Courts. 



Probate and 

Insolvency 

Courts. 



Administrative 
Committee of 
Probate 
Courts. 



Clerical 
assistance to 
Registers of 
Probate and 
Insolvency. 



Item 

55 For compensation of the secretary of the judicial 

council, as authorized by section thirtj^-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 ex- 
ceeding thirty-five hundred dollars . . . $3,500 00 

Total $5,500 00 

Administrative Committee of District Courts: 

56 For compensation and expenses of the administrative 

committee of district courts, a sum not exceeding 

two thousand dollars ..... $2,000 00 

Probate and Insolvency Courts, as follows: 

57 For the salaries of judges of probate of the several 

counties, a sum not exceeding one hundred eleven 

thousand five hundred dollars .... 111,500 00 

58 For pensions of retired judges, a sum not exceeding 

ten thousand five hundred dollars . . • 10,500 00 

59 For the compensation of judges of probate when act- 

ing outside their own counties for other judges 
of probate, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars 10,000 00 

60 For expenses of judges of probate when acting out- 

side their own counties for other judges of probate, 
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 six hundred 
and fifty dollars ...... 

61 For the salaries of registers of the several counties, 

a sum not exceeding sixty-three thousand three 
hundred dollars ...... 

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

ceeding seventy-two thousand five hundred and 
ten dollars ....... 

Total 

Administrative Committee of Probate Courts: 

63 For expenses of the administrative committee of 

probate courts, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 



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

64 Barnstable, a sum not exceeding twenty-one hun- 

dred and ninety dollars ..... 

65 Berkshire, a sum not exceeding forty-two hundred 

and eighty dollars ...... 

66 Bristol, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand and 

seventy dollars ...... 

67 Dukes county, a sum not exceeding nine hundred 

and sixty doUars ...... 

68 Essex, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand three 

hundred and eighty dollars .... 

69 Franklin, a sum not exceeding one thousand and 

eighty dollars ...... 

70 Hampden, a sum not exceeding ten thousand one 

hundred and forty dollars .... 



650 00 

63,300 00 

72,510 00 
$268,460 00 

$1,000 00 

2,190 00 
4,280 00 

14,070 00 
960 00 

16,380 00 
1,080 00 

10,140 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



179 



Item 

71 Hampsliire, a sum not exceeding sixteen hundred 

and eighty dollars ...... 

72 Middlesex, a sum not exceeding fortj^-seven thou- 

sand four hundred dollars .... 

73 Norfolk, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand and 

fifteen dollars ...... 

74 Plymouth, a sum not exceeding forty-five hundred 

dollars ........ 

75 SufTolk, a sum not exceeding sixty-three thousand 

three hundred dollars ..... 

76 Worcester, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand 

eight hundred dollars ..... 

Total 

District Attorneys, as follows: 

77 For the salaries of the district attorney and as- 

sistants for the Suffolk district, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixty thousand dollai's .... 

78 For the salaries of the district attorney and as- 

sistants for the northern district, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-four thousand dollars 

79 For the salaries of the district attorney and as- 

sistants for the eastern district, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars 

80 For the salaries of the district attorney, deputy 

district attorney and assistants for the south- 
eastern district, a sum not exceeding fifteen thou- 
sand six hundred dollars ..... 

81 For the salaries of the district attorney and as- 

sistants for the southern district, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand four hundred dollars 

82 For the salaries of the district attorney and as- 

sistants for the middle district, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars 

83 For the salaries of the district attorney and as- 

sistants for the western district, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighty-f oirr hundred dollars . 

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

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

85 For traveling expenses necessarily inciu-red by the 

district attorneys, except in the Suffolk district, 
for the present and previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ninety-five hundred dollars . 

Total 



$1,680 00 
47,400 00 


Clerical 
assistance to 
Registers of 
Probate and 
Insolvency. 


12,015 00 




4,500 00 




63,300 00 




14,800 00 




$192,795 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. 

86 For the salaries of the judge, associate judges, the 

recorder and court officer, a sum not exceeding 

forty-four thousand sLx hundred dollars . . $44,600 00 

87 For engineering, clerical and other personal services, 

a sum not exceeding forty thousand five hundred 

and sixty dollars 40,560 00 

88 For personal ser\aces in the examination of titles, for 

pubhshing and serving citations and other 
services, traveUng expenses, suppHes and office 
equipment, and for the preparation of sectional 
plans showing registered land, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirteen thousand two hundred and fifty 
dollars 13,250 00 



Land Court. 



Total 



?,410 00 



180 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Board of 
Probation. 



Item 

89 
90 



Board of Bar 
Examiners. 



91 
92 



Executive 
Department. 



93 



94 
95 



96 



97 



98 



99 



100 



101 



102 



103 



Service of the Board of Probation. 

For personal services of the commissioner, clerks 
and stenographers, a sum not exceeding fifty-seven 
thousand dollars ...... 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses, rent, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars ..... 



Total 



Sendee 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, oflace supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding ninety-seven 
hundred dollars ...... 



Total 



Service of the Executive Department. 



For the salary of the governor, the sum of ten thou- 
sand 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 
department, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For certain personal services for the lieutenant 
governor and council, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-one hundred and forty 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, oflSce and other contingent 
expenses, including travel of the governor, a sum 
not exceeding fifteen thousand doUars 

For postage, printing, stationery, traveling and 
contingent expenses of the governor and council, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . 

For expenses incurred in the arrest of fugitives from 
justice, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 
101 1 For payment of extraordinary expenses and for 
transfers made to cover deficiencies, with the ap- 
proval of the governor and council, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred thousand dollars 

For certain maintenance expenses of the governor's 
automobile, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
doUars . . . . 

For expenses of a commission appointed by the 
governor to co-operate with the United States 
Geographic Board in the preparation of an official 
gazetteer of the United States, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one himdred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 

Total 



S57,000 00 

15,000 00 
$72,000 00 

$11,000 00 

9,700 00 
$20,700 00 

$10,000 00 
4,000 00 
8,000 00 

35,000 00 
7,140 00 
1,000 00 

15,000 00 

2,500 00 
1,000 00 

100,000 00 
2,000 00 

100 00 

$185,740 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



181 



Item 
104 

105 



100 



107 



108 



109 



110 



111 



112 



113 



114 



115 
116 
117 



118 
119 



120 



121 



122 



123 
124 



Service of the Adjutant General. 

For the salarj' of the adjutant general, a sum not 
exceeding fortj'-one hundred dollars . 

For personal services of office assistants, including 
ser\aces for the preparation of records of Massa- 
chusetts soldiers and sailors who served in the 
civil war, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand 
nine hundred and sixty dollars .... 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, and for necessary oflBce supplies and ex- 
penses, a sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred 
dollars ........ 

For expenses of the national guard convention and 
for e.xpenses not otherwise provided for in con- 
nection with military matters and accounts, a 
sum not e.xceeding eight thousand dollars . 

Total 

Service of the Militia. 

For allowances to companies and other adminis- 
trative units, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fifty-six thousand dollars ..... 

For certain allowances for national guard ofiicers, as 
authorized by paragraph (d) of section one hun- 
dred and forty-five of chapter thirty-three of the 
General Laws, as amended, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-three thousand three hundred dollars 

For pay and transportation of certain boards, a sum 
not exceeding two thousand dollars 

For pay and expenses of certain camps of instruction, 
a sum not exceeding forty-nine hundred dollars 

For pay and transportation in maldng inspections 
and surveys, and for escort duty, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four thousand dollars .... 

For transportation of officers and non-commissioned 
oflBcers for attendance at military meetings, a 
sum not exceeding four thousand dollars . 

For transportation to and from regimental and bat- 
tahon drills, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
doUars ........ 

For transportation when appearing for examination, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars 

For expenses of rifle practice, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars . . . . ' . 

For compensation, transportation and expenses in 
the preparation for camp duty maneuvers, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars 

For maintenance of horses, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-two thousand dollars .... 

For compensation for special and miscellaneous duty, 
a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars 

For compensation for accidents and injuries sus- 
tained in the performance of mihtary duty, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars 

To cover certain small claims for damages to private 
property arising from military maneuvers, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars 

For expenses of maintaining an aero squadron, a sum 
not exceeding four thousand dollars 

For premiums on bonds for officers, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen hundred dollars 

For instruction in mihtary authority, organization 
and administration, and in the elements of 
military art, a sum not exceeding eleven thou- 
sand dollars ....... 



Adjutant 
$4,100 00 General. 



35,960 00 
6,500 00 
8,000 00 



$54,560 00 
$156,000 00 

23,300 00 
2,000 00 
4,900 00 

4,000 00 

4,000 00 

2,000 00 

200 00 

10,000 00 

25,000 00 
22,000 00 
11,000 00 

5,000 00 

1,000 00 
4,000 00 
1,500 00 

11,000 00 



Militia. 



182 



Acts, ,1932. — Chap. 170. 



Militia. 



Item 

125 

126 



Special 

Military 

Expenses. 



127 



128 



State 
Quarter- 
master. 



129 



130 



131 



132 



133 



134 



135 



136 



137 



138 



139 



For expenses of operation of the twenty-sixth 
division, a sum not exceeding forty-five hundred 
dollars ........ 

For clerical and other expenses for the office of the 
property and disbursing officer, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand six hundred and thirty 
dollars ........ 



Total 



Service of Special Military Expenses. 



For the expense of furnishing certificates of honor 
for service on the Mexican border, as authorized 
by law, a sum not exceeding fifty dollars . 

For expense of testimonials to soldiers and sailors of 
the world war, to be expended under the direction 
of the adjutant general, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred dollars ...... 



Total 



$4,500 00 

10,630 00 
$302,030 00 

$50 00 

200 00 
$250 00 



Service of the State Quartermaster. 



For personal services of the state quartermaster, 
superintendent of armories, superintendent of 
arsenal and certain other employees of the state 
quartermaster, a sum not exceeding twenty-three 
thousand nine hundred dollars .... 

For expert assistance, the employment of which may 
be exempt from civil service rules, in the disburse- 
ment of certain money to the officers and en- 
Usted men of the militia for compensation and 
allowances, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 
dollars ........ 

For the salaries of armorers and assistant armorers 
of first class armories, and superintendent of 
armories, a sum not exceeding one hundred forty 
thousand seven hundi-ed dollars 

For certain incidental military expenses of the 
quartermaster's department, a sum not exceeding 
eight hundi'ed and fifty dollars .... 

For office and general supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding eleven thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 

For the care and maintenance of the camp ground 
and buildings at Framingham, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars .... 

For the maintenance of armories of the first class, 
including the purchase of certain furniture, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred ten thousand one hun- 
dred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 

For reimbursement for rent and maintenance of 
armories of the second and third classes, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-three hundred dollars 

For allowances for a mechanic for each battery of 
field artillery, a sum not exceeding seventeen thou- 
sand six hundred dollars ..... 

For the rental of stables, including water and certain 
other incidental services, for the housing of horses 
and mules, a sum not exceeding fom-teeu thousand 
five hundred dollars ..... 

For expense of maintaining and operating certain 
trucks, a sum not exceeding twenty-three hun- 
dred dollars ....... 



$23,900 00 

1,200 00 

140,700 00 

850 00 

11,500 00 

1,000 00 

110,100 00 

6,300 00 

17,600 00 

14,500 00 
2,300 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



183 



Item 
140 



For expense of maintaining and operating the Camp 
Curtis Guild riile range, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-two thousand two hiuidred and sixty 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose 

Total 



State Quarter- 
master. 



$22,260 00 
$352,210 00 



Service of the State Sxirgeon. 

141 For personal services of the state surgeon, and 

regular assistants, a sum not exceeding seven thou- 
sand and twenty dollars ..... $7,020 00 

142 For services other than personal, and for necessary 

medical and office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-six hundred and sixty 
dollars 2,660 00 

143 For the examination of recruits, a sum not exceeding 

ninety-five hundred doUars .... 9,500 00 

Total $19,180 00 



State 
Surgeon. 



Service of the State Judge Advocate. 

144 For compensation of the state judge advocate, as 
provided by law, a sum not e.xceeding fifteen hun- 
di-ed dollars ....... 



$1,500 00 



State Judge 
Advocate. 



Service of the Commission on Administration and Finance 

145 For personal services of the commissioners, a sum 

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

146 For personal services of assistants and employees, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred seventy-seven 
thousand three hundred and fifty dollars . 

147 For other expenses incidental to the duties of the 

commission, a sum not exceeding nineteen thou- 
sand seven hundred dollars .... 

Total 

Pui'chase of paper: 

148 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 
sixty thousand dollars ..... 

Service of the Armory Commissioners. 

149 For compensation of members, a sum not exceeding 

sixteen hundred dollars ..... 

150 For office and traveling expen.ses, a sura not ex- 

ceeding one hundred and fifty dollars 

Total $1,750 00 



Commission 
on Administra- 



$26,500 00 


Finance. 


177,350 00 




19,700 00 




$223,550 00 






Purchase 
of paper. 


$60,000 00 




$1,600 00 


Armory 
Commis- 
sioners. 


150 00 





Service of the Commissioner of State Aid and Pensions, 

151 For personal services of the commissioner and 

deputies, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 

and sixty dollars $11,060 00 

152 For personal services of agents, clerks, stenographers 

and other assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
seven thousand five hundred dollars . . . 27,500 00 



Commissioner 
of State Aid 
and Pensions. 



184 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Commissioner 
of State Aid 
and Pensions. 



Item 

153 



Expenses on 
Account of 
Wars. 
Reimburse- 
ment of cities 
and towns for 
state and 
military aid. 



Care of 
veterans of 
civil war, etc. 



154 



155 



Soldiers' 
Home in 
Massachusetts. 



156 



Art Com- 
mission. 



Ballot Law 
Commission. 



Commissioners 
on Uniform 
State Laws. 



157 



158 
159 



160 



State Library. 161 

162 



163 



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-six hundred and twenty-five dollars . . $5,625 00 

Total $44,185 00 

For Expenses on Account of Wars. 

For reimbursing cities and towns for money paid on 
account of state and military aid to Massachusetts 
soldiers and their families, the sum of two hun- 
dred eighty-six thousand dollars, the same to be 
paid on or before the fifteenth day of November 
in the current year, in accordance v.dth the pro- 
visions of existing laws relative to state and 
military aid $286,000 00 

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 hun- 
dred and twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
eight thousand dollars 58,000 00 

Total $344,000 00 

Service of the Massachusetts Soldiers' Home. 
For the maintenance of the Soldiers' Home in Mas- 
sachusetts, with the approval of the trustees 
thereof, a sum not exceeding two hundred fifteen 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
certain receipts from the United States govern- 
ment. Payments 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 . . $215,000 00 

Service of the Art Commission. 
For expenses of the commission, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two hundred dollars .... $200 00 

Service of the Ballot Law Commission. 

For compensation of the commissioners, a sum not 

exceeding fifteen hundred dollars . . . $1,500 00 

For expenses, including travel, supphes and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars . 500 00 

Total $2,000 00' 

Service of the Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. 

For expenses of the commissioners, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six hundred dollars .... $600 00 

Service of the State Library. 

For personal services of the hbrarian, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-seven hundred dollars . . . $5,700 00 

For personal services of the regular Ubrary assistants, 
temporary clerical a.ssistauce, and for services for 
cataloguing, a sum not exceeding forty-one thou- 
sand two hundred and twenty dollars . . 41,220 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, office supplies and equipment, 
and incidental traveling expenses, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen hundred dollars . . . 1,500 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



185 



Item 

164 



For books and otlier publications and things needed 
for the hbrary, and the necessary binding and re- 
binding incidental thereto, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand five hundred dollars . . . $10,500 00 

Total $58,920 00 



State Library. 



Service of the Superintendent of Buildings. 

165 For personal services of the superintendent and 

office assistants, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand five hundred dollars .... $10,500 00 

166 For personal services of engineers, assistant en- 

gineers, firemen and helpers in the engineer's 
department, a sum not exceeding fifty-nine thou- 
sand eight hundred dollars .... 59,800 00 

167 For personal services of state house guards and 

assistant state house guards, a sum not exceeding 

forty-five thousand two hundred dollars . 45,200 00 

168 For personal services of porters, a sum not ex- 

ceeding twenty-six thousand one hundred and 

sixty dollars . •.-..• 26,160 00 

169 For other personal services incidental to the care 

and maintenance of the state house, a sum not 

exceeding seventy-one thousand dollars 71,000 00 

170 For personal services of the central mailing room, a 

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

Total $217,660 00 



Superintendent 
of Buildings. 



Other Annual Expenses : 

171 For contingent, office and other expenses of the su- 

perintendent, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
and seventy-five dollars ..... 

172 For telephone service in the building and expenses in 

connection therewith, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
nine thousand six hundred dollars 

173 For services, supplies and equipment necessary to 

furnish heat, light and power, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-seven thousand dollars .... 

174 For other services, supplies and equipment necessary 

for the maintenance and care of the state house 
and grounds, including repairs of furniture and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty-two thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

175 For office and other expenses of the central mailing 

room, a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars 

Total ........ 



$275 00 



39,600 00 



37,000 00 



32,000 00 

100 00 

$108,975 00 



Other Annual 
Expenses. 



For the Maintenance of Old State House. 

176 For the contribution of the commonwealth toward 
the maintenance of the old provincial state house, 
the sum of fifteen hundred dollars 



Old State 
House 
[ 500 00 Maintenance. 



Service of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

177 For the salary of the secretary, the sum of seven 

thousand dollars $7,000 00 

178 For the salaries of officers and employees holding 

positions established by law, and other personal 
services, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fourteen thousand dollars .... 114,000 00 



Secretary of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



186 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Secretary of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



Item 

179 



180 



181 

182 



183 



184 



Indexing 
vital statistics. 



185 



186 



187 



For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, for the arrange- 
ment 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 
seventeen thousand dollars .... $17,000 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, blanks and indices, 

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 six thousand dollars .... 6,000 00 

For the purchase of certain supplies and equipment, 
and for other things necessary in connection with 
the reproduction of the manuscript collection 
designated "Massachusetts Archives", a sum not 
exceeding nineteen hundred dollars . 1,900 00 

For the purchase and distribution of copies of certain 
journals of the house of representatives of Massa- 
chusetts Bay from seventeen hundred and fifteen 
to seventeen hundred and eighty, inclusive, as 
authorized by chapter four hundred and thirteen 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, a 
sum not exceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars 750 00 

For the purchase of ink for public records of the com- 
monwealth, a sum not exceeding nine hundred 
dollars . 900 00 

For traveling expenses of the supervisor of public 
records, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 
dollars 800 00 

Total $152,850 00 

Indexing vital statistics: 
For the preparation of certain indexes of births, 
marriages and deaths, a sum not exceeding nine 
thousand dollars $9,000 00 



For printing laws, etc.: 
Printing 188 For printing the pamphlet edition of the acts and 

laws, etc. resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 

forty-two hundred dollars .... 

189 For printing and binding the blue book edition of 

the acts and resolves of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding six thousand dollars 

190 For the printing of reports of decisions of the 

supreme judicial court, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-one thousand eight hundi-ed dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 

191 For printing and binding pubhc documents, a sum 

not exceeding thirty-three himdred dollars . 

192 For printing the new edition of the General Laws, 

including cost of paper, a sum not exceeding sixty 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ........ 

Total 



$4,200 00 



6,000 00 



31,800 00 
3,300 00 



60,000 00 
$105,300 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



187 



Item 

For matters relating to elections: 

193 For personal and otlier 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 
one hundred eighty thousand dollars 

194 For the printing of blanks for town oflficers, election 

laws and blanks and instructions on all matters 
relating to elections, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars ...... 

195 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 
canvass and counting of votes; and for providing 
certain registration facilities, a sum not exceeding 
two thousand dollars ..... 

196 For expenses of publication of lists of candidates 

and forms of questions before state elections, a 
sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars . 

197 For administering the law to permit absent voters 

to vote at state elections, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars ...... 

198 For expenses of compiling and publishing infor- 

mation to voters, as required by section fifty-three 
of chapter fifty-four of the General Laws, a sum 
not exceeding forty thousand dollars . 

199 For services and expenses of the electoral college, a 

sum not exceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars 

Total 



Election 
matters. 



$180,000 00 



$2,000 00 



2,000 00 



12,000 00 



6,000 00 



40,000 00 

750 00 

$242,750 00 



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-Geifieral. 

201 For the salary of the treasurer and receiver-general, 

the sum of six thousand dollars .... 

202 For salaries of ofiicers and employees holding 

positions established by law and additional clerical 
and other assistance, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
eight thousand six hundred dollars . 

203 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twelve thousand eight hundred doUars 

Total 



Medical 
1,000 00 Examiners 
Fees. 



Treasurer and 
5,000 00 Receiver- 
General. 



58,600 00 

12,800 00 
$77,400 00 



Commissioners on Firemen's Relief: 

204 For relief disbursed, with the approval of the com- 

missioners on firemen's relief, subject to the pro- 
visions of law, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand five hundred dollars .... $17,500 00 

205 For expenses of administration by the commissioners 

on firemen's relief, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars 500 00 



Commissioners 
on Firemen's 
Relief. 



Total 



$18,000 00 



188 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Payments 
to Soldiers. 



Item 



206 



207 



208 



Payments to Soldiers: 

For expenses of administering certain laws relating 
to payments in recognition of military service in 
the world war, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight 
hundred dollars, to be paid from the receipts from 
taxes levied under authority of chapters two hun- 
dred and eighty-three and three hundred and 
forty-two of the General Acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and nineteen ...... 

For making payments to soldiers in recognition of 
service during the world war, as provided by law, 
a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be 
paid from receipts from taxes levied as specified 
in item two hundred and six ... . 

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 hun- 
dred 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 

Total 



$2,800 00 



8,000 00 



200 00 



$11,000 00 



State Board 
of Retirement. 



State Board of Retirement: 

209 For personal services in the administrative ofl5ce of 

the state board of retirement, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand five hundred and ten dollars . 

210 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, and for office supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding fifty-two hundred dollars 

211 For requirements of annuity funds and pensions for 

employees retired from the state service under 
authority of law, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred ninety thousand dollars .... 



Total . 



$10,510 00 



5,200 00 



190,000 00 
. $205,710 00 



Board of Tax Appeals: 
Board of Tax 212 For personal services of the members of the board 
Appeals. and employees, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight 

thousand dollars $38,000 00 

213 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
oflBce supplies and equipment, and rent, a sum not 
exceeding fourteen thousand eight hundred 
dollars 14,800 00 

Total $52,800 00 



Requirements 
for Extinguish- 
ing State Debt. 



Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt 

214 For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial 
bonds maturing during the present year, the sum 
of nine hundred sixteen thousand one hundred 
thirty-two dollars and forty-nine cents, payable 
from the following accounts and funds in the fol- 
lowing amounts: — from the surplus of sinking 
fund revenue, one hundred fifty-five thousand 
dollars; from the Highway Fund, two hundred 
thirty-nine thousand one hundred thirty-two 
dollars and fifty cents; and the remainder from 
the General Fund ...... 



$916,132 49 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



189 



Item 

214a To meet one fourth of the expenditures authorized 
by sections one and two of chapter one hundred 
and twenty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one, and aheady in the main incurred, 
which is the proportionate part intended to be 
ultimately met by the commonwealth during the 
current fiscal year, thereby reducing by the sum 
hereby appropriated the amount that may be 
borrowed under section three of said chapter, 
without otherwise affecting the authority to 
borrow under said section three the remainder 
of the amount authorized to be borrowed there- 
under, the sum of two million one hundred and 
twenty-five thousand dollars, the same to be paid 
from the Highway Fund $2,125,000 00 

214b To meet the balance of the aliquot part of the ex- 
penditures authorized by chapter two hundred 
and thirty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one, and already in the main incurred, 
which part is required to be ultimately met by the 
commonwealth during the current fiscal year, 
thereby reducing by the sum hereby appropriated 
the amount that remains to be borrowed under 
said chapter, without otherwise affecting the 
authority to borrow under said chapter such 
remaining amount as so reduced, the sum of two 
hundred thousand dollars .... 200,000 00 

214c To meet the balance of the aliquot part of the ex- 
penditures authorized by chapter two hundred 
and sixty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one, and already in the main incurred, 
which part is required to be ultimately met by 
the commonwealth during the current fiscal year, 
thereby reducing by the sum hereby appropriated 
the amount that remains to be borrowed under 
said chapter, without otherwise affecting the 
authority to borrow under said chapter such 
remaining amount as so reduced, the sum of five 
hundred sixty-four thousand seven hundred and 
fifty dollars 564,750 00 



Requirements 
for Extinguish- 
ing State Debt. 



Interest on the Public Debt. 

215 For the payment of interest on the direct debt of the 
commonwealth, a sum not exceeding seven hun- 
dred ninety-eight thousand four hundred twenty- 
seven dollars and twenty-five cents, of which sum 
two hundred fifty-six thousand three hundred 
sixty-three dollars and seventy-five cents shall be 
paid from the Highway Fund .... 



Interest on 
Public Debt. 



$798,427 25 



Service of the Auditor of the Commonwealth. 

216 For the salary of the auditor, the sum of six thou- 

sand doUars $6,000 00 

217 For personal services of deputies and other as- 

sistants, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand 

doUars 52,000 00 

218 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

oflBce supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 

sixty-eight hundred dollars .... 6,800 00 

Total $64,800 00 



Auditor of the 
Common- 
wealth. 



190 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Attorney 
General's 
Department. 



Item 
219 

220 



221 



222 



223 



Department 
of Agriculture. 



Division of 
Dairying and 
Animal 
Husbandry. 



Division of 
Plant Pest 
Control. 



Division of 
Ornithology. 



Division of 
Markets. 



224 
225 



226 

227 



228 



229 



230 
231 



232 
233 



234 
235 



236 
237 



Service of the Attorney General's Department. 

For the salary of the attorney general, the sum of 
eight thousand dollars ..... 

For the compensation of assistants in his office, and 
for such other legal and personal services as may 
be required, a sum not exceeding eighty-three 
thousand dollars ...... 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eight thousand dollars .... 

For the settlement of certain small claims, as author- 
ized by section three A of chapter twelve of the 
General Laws, inserted by chapter three hundred 
and ninety-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four, a sum not exceeding four thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For the settlement of certain claims, as provided by 
law, on account of damages by cars owned by 
the commonwealth and operated by state em- 
ployees, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars ........ 

Total 

Service of the Department of Agriculture. 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

For personal services of clerks and stenographers, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand eight 
hundred and forty dollars . . 

For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 
not exceeding twelve hundred dollars 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, office supplies and equipment, and printing 
and furnishing trespass posters, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighty-three hundred and sixty dollars 

For compensation and expenses of members of the 
advisory board, a sum not exceeding nineteen 
hundred dollars . . . . . 

For services and expenses of apiary inspection, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-three hundred dollars 

Division of Dairying and Animal Husbandry: 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding fourteen 

thousand four hundred and fifty dollars 
For other expenses, including the enforcement of the 
dairy laws of the commonwealth, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eight thousand dollars .... 

Division of Plant Pest Control: 

For personal services, a sum not exceeding eleven 
thousand three hundred and seventy-five dollars 

For other expenses, a sum not exceeding fifty-six hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

Division of Ornithology: 

For personal services, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
three hundred dollars ..... 

For other expenses, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars ........ 

Division of Markets: 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding twenty 

thousand five hundred and ninety dollars . 
For other expenses, a sum not e.xceeding fifty-one 

hundred dollars ...... 



$8,000 00 

83,000 00 
8,000 00 

4,000 00 

5,000 00 
$108,000 00 

$6,000 00 

21,840 00 
1,200 00 

8,360 00 



1,900 00 


2,300 


00 


14,450 


00 


8,000 00 


11,375 


00 


5,600 


00 


3,300 


00 


500 


00 


20,590 00 


5,100 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



191 



Item 



238 
239 
240 



241 



242 



243 



244 



245 



246 
247 



248 



249 



250 

• 4 
251 



Division of Reclamation, Soil Survey and Fairs: 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand two hundred dollars .... 
For travel and other expenses, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-three hundred dollars .... 
For state prizes and agricultural exhibits, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-two 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 
j'^ear 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 twelve thousand dollars 

For quarantine and otlier expenses in connection 
with the work of suppression of the European 
corn-borer, so-called, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
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 forty-four 
hundred dollars ...... 

For the cost of work of inspecting certain orchards 
of the commonwealth to provide for effective apple 
pest control, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven 
hundred dollars ...... 

Total 

Service of State Reclamation Board. 

For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thoasand four hundred and fifty dollars . 

Service of the Department of Conservation. 

Administration : 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred and twenty-five 
dollars ........ 

For telephone service and certain other office charges 
of the department, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five hundi-ed and sixty-one dollars 

For personal services of a telephone operator and 
ofiice boy, a sum not exceeding nineteen hundred 
and fourteen dollars ..... 

Total 

Division of Forestry: 

For personal services of office assistants, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . . 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, and for traveling expenses, 
necessary office supplies and equipment, and 
rent, a sum not exceeding seventy-six hundred 
dollars ........ 



Division of 
Reclamation, 

$12,200 00 1'j^^/^::' 

6,300 00 



32,000 00 



Specials 



12,000 00 



5,500 00 



4,400 00 



3,700 00 
$186,615 00 



$14,450 00 


State 

Reclamation 

Board. 


$6,000 00 


Department 
of Conserva- 
tion. 




Administration. 


125 00 




2,561 00 




1,914 00 




$10,600 00 




$15,000 00 


Division of 
Forestry. 



7,600 00 



192 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 

Item 
Division of 252 For the salaries and expenses of foresters and for 

Forestry. necessary labor, supplies and equipment in main- 

taining forest tree nurseries, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand five hundred dollars . . $14,500 00 

253 For the purchase of land and reforesting the same, as 

authorized by section ten of chapter one hundred 
and thirty-two of the General Laws, as amended, 
a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars . 2,000 00 

254 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 ex- 
ceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars . . 750 00 

255 For the personal services of the state fire warden and 

his assistants, and for other services; including 
traveling expenses of the state fire warden and his 
assistants, necessary supplies and equipment and 
materials used in new construction in the forest 
fire prevention service, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-one thousand dollars, the same to be in ad- 
dition to any funds allotted to Massachusetts by 
the federal authorities ..... 61,000 00 

256 For the suppression of the gypsy and brown tail 

moths, and for expenses incidental thereto, a sum 
not exceeding fifty-five thousand five hundred 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for this piu-pose, and 
any unexpended balance remaining at the end of 
the current fiscal year may be used in the suc- 
ceeding year ....... 55,500 00 

257 For the planting and maintenance of state forests, 

a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars . 20,000 00 

258 For the purchase and development of state forests, 

and for the maintenance of nurseries for the grow- 
ing of seedlings for the planting of state forests, as 
authorized by sections thirty to thirty-six, in- 
clusive, of chapter one hundred and thirty-two 
of the General Laws, as amended, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred thirty-four thousand five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose, 
and any unexpended balance renmining at the 
end of the current fiscal year may be used in the 
succeeding year ...... 134,500 00 

259 For the maintenance of the Standish monument 

reservation, a sum not exceeding nineteen hun- 
dred dollars • 1,900 00 

260 For the maintenance of Mount Grace state forest, 

a sum not exceeding four hundred and fifty 

dollars 450 00 

261 For reimbursement to certain towns, as authorized 

by section twenty-four of chapter forty-eight of 
the General Laws, as amended, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars .... 1,000 00 

262 For the expenses of forest fire patrol, as authorized 

by section twenty-eight A of chapter forty-eight 
of the General Laws, inserted by chapter two 
hundred and eighty-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding 
three thousand dollars 3,000 00 



Total $317,200 00 



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193 



Item 



263 



264 



265 
266 



267 



268 



269 



270 



271 

272 



273 



274 



275 



Special: 
For the purchase of certain land necessary for the 
establishment of the Willard Brook State Forest, 
as authorized by chapter three hundred and fifty- 
tive of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand six 
hundred fifty-two dollars and eighty-two cents, 
the same to be in addition to any amount here- 
tofore appropriated for the purpose . 

Division of Parks: 
For necessary administrative expenses of the 
director of the division of parks, as authorized 
by chapter three hundred and ninety-one of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, a sum 
not exceeding eighty-three hundred dollars . 

Division of Fisheries and Game: 

For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 
forty-five hundred dollars .... 

For personal services of office assistants, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen thousand one hundred and forty 
dollars ........ 

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 fourteen thousand one hun- 
dred and five dollars ..... 

For expenses of exhibitions and other measures to 
increase the interest of the public in the pro- 
tection and propagation of fish and game, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars 

Enforcement of laws: 

For personal services of fish and game wardens, a 
sum not exceeding seventy-three thousand and 
ten dollars ....... 

For traveling expenses of fish and game wardens, and 
for other expenses necessary for the enforcement 
of the laws, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight 
thousand three hundred and forty-five dollars 

Biological work: 
For personal services to carry on biological work, 

a sum not exceeding ninety-three hundred dollars 
For traveling and other expenses of the biologist 

and his assistants, a sum not exceeding nineteen 

hundred and twenty-five dollars 

Propagation of game birds, etc.: 
For the maintenance of game farms and fish hatch- 
eries, and for the propagation of game birds and 
animals and food fish, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred thirty thousand eight hundred and 
eighty dollars ...... 

Damages by wild deer and wild moose: 
For the payment of damages caused by wild deer 
and wild moose, for the present year and previous 
years, as provided by law, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-seven hundred dollars .... 

Special: 
For improvements and additions at fish hatcheries 
and game farms, a sum not exceeding fifteen thou- 
sand and ninety-five doUars, the same to be in ad- 
dition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose ..... 



Special. 



$14,652 82 



Division of 
Parks. 



8,300 00 



Division of 
4,500 00 Fisheries and 
Game. 



Enforcement 
of laws. 



15,140 00 



14,105 00 



1,000 00 



73,010 00 



38,345 00 



Biological 
9,300 00 work. 



1,925 00 



Propagation of 
game birds, etc. 



130,880 00 



5,700 00 



15,095 GO 



Damages by 
wild deer and 
wild moose. 



Special. 



194 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Protection 
of wild life. 



Marine 
fisheries. 



State Super- 
visor of Marine 
Fisheries. 



Enforcement 
of shellfish 
and other 
marine fishery 
laws. 



Bounty 
on seals. 



Division of 
Animal In- 
dustry. 



Item 

Protection of wild life : 

276 For expenses incurred in the protection of certain 

wild life, a sum not exceeding twenty-four hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

Marine fisheries: 

277 For personal services and expenses for regulating 

the sale and cold storage of fresh food fish, a sum 
not exceeding seventeen thousand one hundred 
dollars ........ 

State Supervisor of Marine Fisheries: 

278 For personal services of the state supervisor of 

marine fisheries and his assistants, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighty-seven hundred dollars 

279 For office and other expenses of the state supervisor 

of marine fisheries, a sum not exceeding forty-one 
hundred dollars ...... 

Enforcement of shellfish and other marine fishery 
laws: 

280 For personal services for the enforcement of laws 

relative to shellfish and other marine fisheries, a 
sum not exceeding sixteen thousand nine hun- 
dred and fifty dollars ..... 

281 For other expenses for the enforcement of laws 

relative to shellfish and other marine fisheries, a 
sum not exceeding ninety-five hundred dollars 

282 For expenses of purchasing lobsters, subject to the 

conditions imposed by chapter two hunch-ed and 
sixty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, a sum not exceeding ninety-five 
hundred dollars ...... 

Total 

Bounty on seals: 

283 For bounties on seals, a sum not exceeding seven 

hundred and sixty dollars .... 

Division of Animal Industry: 

284 For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 

four thousand dollars ..... 

285 For personal services of clerks and stenographers, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand eight 
hundred dollars ...... 

28G For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling e.xpenses of the 
director, office supplies and equipment, and rent, 
a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars 

287 For personal services of veterinarians and agents 

engaged in the work of extermination of con- 
tagious diseases among domestic animals, a sum 
not exceeding seventy-eight thousand five hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

288 For traveling expenses of veterinarians and agents, 

including the cost of any motor vehicles pur- 
chased for their use, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
eight thousand four hundred dollars . 

289 For reimbursement of owners of horses killed during 

the present and previous years, travel, when al- 
lowed, of inspectors of animals, incidental e.x- 
penses of kilUng and burial, quarantine and 
emergency services, and for laboratory and 
veterinary supphes and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-six hundred dollars 



$2,400 00 

17,100 00 

8,700 00 
4,100 00 

16,950 00 
9,500 00 

9,500 00 
$377,250 00 

$760 00 

$4,000 00 
22,800 00 

14,000 00 

78,500 00 
28,400 00 

6,600 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



195 



Item 

290 



291 



292 
293 



294 



295 



296 



297 

298 



299 



For reimburseiDent of owners of tubercular cattle 
killed, as authorized by section twelve A of 
chai)ter one huntlred 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 authority of section thirty-three of said 
chapter one hundred and twenty-nine, as 
amended, during the present and previous year, 
a sum not exceeding seven hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose, and any unexpended balance remaining 
at the end of the current fiscal year may be used 
in the succeeding year ..... $750,000 00 

Total $904,300 00 

Reimbursement of towns for inspectors of animals: 
For the reimbursement of certain towns for com- 
pensation paid to inspectors of animals, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars 

Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance. 

Di\asion of Banks: 

For the salary of the commissioner, the sum of six 

thousand dollars $6,000 00 

For services of deputy, directors, examiners and 
assistants, clerks, stenographers and experts, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred seventy-two thou- 
sand dollars . . . 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding sixty-seven 
thousand dollai's . . . ... 



Division of 
Animal In- 
dustry. 



Reimbursement 
of towns for 



$5,000 00 anlmals°"°^ 



Department of 
Banking and 
Insurance. 
Division of 
Banks. 



272,000 00 



Total 

Supervisor of Loan Agencies: 

For personal services of supervisor and assistants, 
a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand and eighty 
dollars ........ 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding sixteen hundred and twenty dollars 

Total 

Division of Insurance: 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

For other personal services of the division, including 
expenses of the board of appeal and certain other 
costs of supervising motor vehicle liability in- 
surance, a sum not exceeding one hundred ninety 
thousand four hundi'ed dollars, of which sum not 
more than thirty-five thousand dollars may be 
charged to the Highway Fund .... 

For other services, including printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-seven thousand six hundred dollars . 

Total 



67,000 00 
$345,000 00 

$13,080 00 

1,620 00 
$14,700 00 



5,000 00 



190,400 00 



37,600 00 
$234,000 00 



Supervisor of 
Loan Agencies. 



Division of 
Insurance. 



196 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Diviaion of 
Savings Bank 
Life Insurance. 



Item 



300 



301 



302 



303 



Division of Savings Bank Life Insurance: 

For personal services of officers and emploj^ees, a 
sum not exceeding thirty thousand five hundred 
dollars . $30,500 00 

For publicity, including traveling expenses of one 
person, a sum not exceeding nineteen hundred 
dollars 1,900 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses, rent, office supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding eleven thou- 
sand dollars 11,000 00 

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 three thou- 
sand and fifty dollars 3,050 00 

Total $46,450 00 



Department 
of Corpora- 
tions and 
Taxation. 
Corporation 
and Tax Divi- 
sions. 



Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation. 

Corporation and Tax Divisions: 

304 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding seventy-five hundred dollars . . $7,500 00 

305 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-eight thousand seven hundred dollars, 
of which sum not more than fifty thousand dollars 
may be charged to the Highway Fund to cover 
the estimated cost of collection of the gasoline tax, 
so-called 228,700 00 

306 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding ninety- 

five hundred doUars 9,500 00 

307 For other services and for necessary office supplies 

and equipment, and for printing the annual report, 
other pubhcations and valuation books, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-five thousand one hundred 
dollars 35,100 00 

Total $280,800 00 



Income 

Tax Division. 



Income Tax Division (the three following ap- 
propriations are to be made from the receipts 
from the income tax) : 

308 For personal services of the deputy, assistants, as- 

sessors, assistant assessors, clerks, stenographers 
and other necessary assistants, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four hundred thii"ty-seven thousand 
doUars $437,000 00 

309 For traveling expenses of members of the division, 

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

310 For services other than personal, and for office sup- 

plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred twenty-three thousand dollars . 123,000 00 

Total $569,000 00 



Division of 
Accounts. 



Division of Accounts: 

311 For personal services, a sum not exceeding eighty 

thousand seven hundred and eighty dollars . . $80,780 00 

312 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand two hundred dollars .... 12,200 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



197 



Item 

313 



314 



315 



316 



For the administrative expenses required under the 
provisions of chapter four hundred of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirty, a sum not exceeding 
nine thousand dollars . ... $9,000 00 

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 hundred 
seventy-nine thousand one hundred and twenty 
dollars . 179,120 00 

For the expenses of certain books, 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 18,000 00 

Total $299,100 00 

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-two, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
twenty-two thousand nine hundred dollars . $122,900 00 



Division of 
Accounts, 



Reimbursemen t 
for loss of 
taxes. 



Service of the Departinent of Education. 

317 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- Department 

ceeding nine thousand dollars .... $9,000 00 of Education. 

318 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 hundred two thou- 
sand six hundred dollars ..... 102,600 00 

319 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 seventy-six hundred and fifty dollars . 7,650 00 

320 For services other than personal, necessary office 

supplies, and for printing the annual report and 
bulletins as provided by law, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand two hundred and fifty dollars . . 10,250 00 

321 For expenses incidental to furnishing school com- 

mittees with rules for testing the sight and hearing 
of pupils, a sum not exceeding one hundred and 
fifty dollars . 150 00 

322 For printing school registers and other school blanks 

for cities and towns, a sum not exceeding fourteen 

hundred dollars 1,400 00 

323 For assisting small towns in providing themselves 

with school superintendents, as provided by law, 

a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars 100,000 00 

324 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, a sum not exceeding one hundred ninety 
thousand dollars 190,000 00 

325 For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 

transportation of pupils attending high schools 
outside the towns in which they reside, as provided 
by law, a sum not exceeding one hundred seventy- 
five thousand dollars 175,000 00 



198 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Item 

Department of 326 
Education. 



327 



328 

329 

330 
331 

332 
333 



English- 
speaking 
Classes for 
Adults. 



University 
Extension 
Courses. 



Division of 
Immigration 
and American- 
ization. 



334 
335 
336 



337 
338 



339 
340 



For the reimbursement of certain cities and towns 
for a part of the expense of maintaining agri- 
cultural and industrial vocational schools, as 
provided by law, a sum not exceeding one million 
six hundred six thousand three hundred sixty- 
nine dollars and eighty cents . . . .$1,606,369 80 

For the expense of promotion of vocational re- 
habilitation in co-operation -with the federal 
government, including rent, with the approval 
of the department of education, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . . 15,000 00 

For aid to certain persons receiving instruction in 
the courses for vocational rehabilitation, as 
authorized 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 three thousand dollars . . . 3,000 00 

For the education of deaf and blind pupils of the 
commonwealth, as provided by section twenty- 
six of chapter sixty-nine of the General Laws, a 
sum not exceeding four hundred five thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . . 405,000 00 

For expenses of holding teachers' institutes, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . . 2,500 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 
authorities under the provisions of the Smith- 
Hughes act, so-called, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
one thousand five hundred dollars . . . 31,500 00 

For assistance to the children of certain soldiers, as 
authorized by chapter two hunch'ed and sixty- 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-seven hundred and 
fifty dollars 3,750 00 



Total 

English-speaking Classes for Adults: 

For personal services of administration, a sum not 
exceeding eleven thousand five hundred dollars 

For other expenses of administration, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three thousand dollars .... 

For reimbursement of certain cities and towns, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred thirty-seven thou- 
sand five hundred dollars ..... 



$2,667,169 80 

$11,500 00 
3,000 00 

137,500 00 
$152,000 00 



Total 

University Extension Courses: 

For personal services, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred forty-three thousand dollars . . . $143,000 00 

For other expenses, a sum not exceeding thirty-nine 

thousand doUars 39,000 00 



Total $182,000 00 

Division of Immigration and Americanization: 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding forty- 
four thousand six hundred dollars . . . $44,600 00 
For other expenses, a sum not exceeding seventy-four 

hundred dollars 7,400 00 



Total 



$52,000 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



199 



Item 



341 



342 



343 



344 
345 



346 



347 



348 



349 



350 
351 



352 
353 



354 



355 



Division of Public Libraries: 

For personal services of regular agents and ofTice 
assistants, a sum not exceeding fourteen thou- 
sand two hundred dollars . . . $14,200 00 

For other services, including printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses, necessary office supplies 
and expenses incidental to the aiding of public 
libraries, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 
eight hundred and seventy-five dollars . . 11,875 00 

Total $26,075 00 

Division of the Blind: 

For general administration, furnishing information, 
industrial and educational aid, and for carrying 
out certain provisions of the laws establishing 
said division, a sum not exceeding forty-four 
thousand two hundred dollars .... $44,200 00 

For the maintenance of local shops, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixtj'-six thousand six hundred dollars . 66,600 00 

For maintenance of W'oolson House industries, so- 
called, to be expended under the authority of said 
division, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight thou- 
sand two hundred and fifty dollars . . . 28,250 00 

For the maintenance of certain industries for men, 
to be expended under the authority of said di- 
vision, a sum not exceeding one hundred twenty- 
nine thousand seven hundred dollars . . 129,700 00 

For instruction of the adult blind in their homes, a 
sum not exceeding seventeen thousand three 
hundred dollars . . . . . 17,300 00 

For expenses of providing sight-saving classes, with 
the approval of the division of the blind, a sum 
not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars . . 18,000 00 

For aiding the adult blind, subject to the conditions 
provided by law, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred seventy thousand dollars . . . . 170,000 00 

Total $474,050 00 

Teachers' Retirement Board: 

For personal services of employees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eleven thousand eight hundred dollars . $11,800 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, and rent, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-seven hundred dollars . . 3,700 00 

For payment of pensions to retired teachers, a sum 

not exceeding eight hundred five thousand dollars 805,000 00 

For reimbursement of certain cities and towns for 
pensions to retired teachers, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred ten thousand five hundred twenty- 
four dollars and eighty-eight cents . . . 210,524 88 

For payment into the annuity fund for the period 
of the year nineteen hundred and thirty-one, in 
accordance with certain actuarial figures, a sum 
not exceeding fourteen thousand three hundred 
seven dollars and seventy-five cents . . . 14,307 75 



Division of 

Public 

Libraries. 



Division of the 
Blind. 



Teachers' 

Retirement 

Board. 



Total 



.$1,045,332 63 



Massachusetts Nautical School: 
For personal services of the secretary and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding forty-seven hun- 
dred dollars ....... 



$4,700 00 



Massachusetts 

Nautical 

School. 



200 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Massachusetts 

Nautical 

School. 



Item 

356 



357 



Maintenance 
and improve- 
ment of state 
normal schools 



Bridgewater 
normal school. 



Fitchburg 
normal school. 



Framingham 
normal school. 



Hyannis 
normal school. 



Lowell 
normal school. 



North Adams 
normal school. 



Salem normal 
school. 



Westfield 
normal school. 



Worcester 
normal school. 



358 
359 
360 



361 



362 
363 



364 



365 



366 
367 
368 



369 



370 
371 



372 



373 
374 
375 
376 



377 



For services other than regular clerical services, 
including printing the annual report, rent, office 
supplies and eqxiipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-two hundred and seventy-five dollars . $2,275 00 

For the maintenance of the school and ship, a sum 
not exceeding eighty-four thousand five hun- 
dred dollars 84,500 00 

Total $91,475 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 thousand dollars . . $150,000 00 

Bridgewater normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding seventy thousand nine hundred dollars . 70,900 00 

Fitchburg normal school, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred sixty-two thousand eight hundred and 
forty dollars 162,840 00 

Fitchburg normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-six thousand five hundred 
dollars 26,500 00 

Framingham normal school, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred sixty thousand one hundred dollars . 160,100 00 

Framingham normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-six thousand dollars 76,000 00 

For resetting boilers and improving electric service at 
the Framingham normal school, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand dollars .... 10,000 00 

Hyannis normal school, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
five thousand five hundred and seventy-five 
dollars 55,575 00 

Hyannis normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-one thousand dollars . . 21,000 00 

Lowell normal school, a sum not exceeding eighty 

thousand and fifty dollars . . . . 80,050 00 

For the purchase and installation of new boilers at 
the Lowell normal school, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-five hundred dollars .... 8,500 00 

North Adams normal school, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-seven thousand eight hundred and 
twenty-five dollars 77,825 00 

North Adams normal school boarding hall, a sum 

not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . 15,000 00 

Salem normal school, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred eleven thousand four hundred and seventy- 
five dollars 111,475 00 

Westfield normal school, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
nine thousand two hundred and twenty-five 
dollars 69,225 00 

Westfield normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding ninety-six hundred dollars . . . 9,600 00 

Worcester normal school, a sum not exceeding 

ninety-seven thousand eight hundred dollars 97,800 00 

Worcester normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding five thousand dollars . . . 5,000 00 

For grading and surfacing playfield at the Worcester 
normal school, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars 3,000 00 

(This item omitted.) 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



201 



Item 

378 



379 



380 



381 



382 



383 



384 
385 
386 



387 



388 



Massachusetts School of Art, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred sixteen thousand three hundred 
dollars 



Total 



$116,300 00 
.$1,326,690 00 



Textile Schools: 

For the maintenance of the Bradford Durfee textile 
school of Fall River, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
four thousand one 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 .... 

For the maintenance of the Lowell textile institute, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred sixty-three 
thousand seven hundred and fifty 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 ..... 

For the maintenance of the New Bedford textile 
school, a sum not exceeding sixty-nine thousand 
three hundred dollars, of which sum ten thousand 
dollars is to be contributed by the city of New 
Bedford, and the city of New Bedford is hereby 
authorized to raise by taxation the said sum of 
ten thousand dollars . . . . . 

Total 

Massachusetts State College: 

For maintenance and current expenses, a sum not 
exceeding nine hundred ninety-three thousand 
and fifty dollars ...... 

For an emergency fund to meet the needs of harvest- 
ing big crops or other unforeseen conditions, which 
clearly indicate that additional revenue will be 
produced to equal the expenditure, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars, provided, how- 
ever, that this appropriation be available only 
after approval of particular projects covered by 
it has been obtained from the governor and council 

For repairing and renovating greenhouses, a sum 
not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars . 

For certain improvements at the Fisher laboratory 
a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars . 

For repairs to the Harlow House, a sum not ex 
ceeding fifteen himdred dollars . 

Total 



$64,100 00 



Massachusetts 
School of Art. 



Bradford 
Durfee textile 
school of 
Fall River. 



Lowell textile 
institute. 



163,750 00 



69,300 00 
$297,150 00 



$993,050 00 



New Bedford 
textile school. 



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 



Massachusetts 
State College. 



5,000 00 
1,500 00 
2,000 00 
1,500 00 
$1,003,050 00 



Department 
of Civil Service 
and Registra- 
tion. 
Administration. 

Division of 
Civil Service. 



202 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Division of 
Civil Service. 



Item 
389 

390 



Division of 
Registration. 



391 
392 



393 



Board of Regis- 
tration in 
Medicine. 



Board of 

Dental 

Examiners. 



394 
395 



396 



397 



398 
399 



Board of Reg- 
istration in 
Pharmacy. 



400 
401 
402 



For other personal services of the division, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred thirty-two thousand 
dollars $132,000 00 

For other services and for printing the annual 
report, and for office supplies and equipment 
necessary for the administration of the civil 
service law, a sum not exceeding forty-five thou- 
sand dollars 45,000 00 

Total $186,000 00 

Division of Registration: 

For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 

eighteen hundred dollars $1,800 00 

For clerical and certain other personal services of the 
division, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thou- 
sand five hundred dollars .... 37,500 00 

For services of the division other than personal, 
printing the annual reports, office supphes and 
equipment, except as otherwise provided, a sum 
not exceeding ten thousand dollars . . . 10,000 00 

Total $49,300 00 

Board of Registration in Medicine: 
For personal services of the members of the board, 

a sum not exceeding forty-three hundred dollars . $4,300 00 
For personal services of members of the board and 

examiners for the registration of chiropodists, a 

sum not exceeding six hundred dollars . . 600 00 

For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding six 

hundred dollars 600 00 

Total $5,500 00 

Board of Dental Examiners: 

For personal services of the members of the board 
and clerical assistance, a sum not exceecUng thirty- 
eight hundred dollars $3,800 00 

For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding one 

thousand dollars 1,000 00 

For travel and other expenses necessary in providing 
for the enforcement of law relative to the regis- 
tration of dentists, a sum not exceeding two thou- 
sand dollars 2,000 00 

Total $6,800 00 

Board of Registration in Pharmacy: 
For personal .services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding forty-three hundred dollars . $4,300 00 
For personal services of agent, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-four hundred and sixty dollars . . 2,460 00 

For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding forty- 
two hundred and forty dollars .... 4,240 00 

Total $11,000 00 



Board of Regis- 403 

tration of 

Nurses. ^q^ 



Board of Registration of Nurses: 
For personal services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-one hundred dollars . $2,100 00 
For traveUng expenses, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred dollars 500 00 



Total 



$2,600 00 



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203 



Item 



405 
406 



Board of Registration in Embalming: 
For personal ser\'ices of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding three hundred dollars 
For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding three 

hundred and fifty dollars ..... 

Total 



Board of Regis- 
$300 00 tration in Em- 
balming. 

350 00 



$650 00 



Board of Registration in Optometry: 

407 For personal services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding nineteen hundred dollars 

408 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding six hun- 

dred dollars ....... 

Total 



Board of Reg- 
$1,900 00 istration in 
Optometry. 

600 00 



$2,500 00 



Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine: 

409 For personal ser^^ces of the members of the board, 

a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars 

410 For other ser\dces, printing the annual report, 

traveling expenses, office supplies and equipment,. 
a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars . 

Total 



Board of 
•ffififin nn Registration 
5tOUU UU j^ Veterinary 



300 00 



$900 00 



Medicine. 



State Examiners of Electricians : 

411 For travehng expenses, a sum not exceeding thirty- 

five hundred dollars . . . . . 

Board of Registration of PubHc Accountants: 

412 For personal services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding six hundred and seventy-five 
dollars ........ 

413 For expenses of examinations, including the prep- 

aration and marking of papers, and for other 
expenses, a sum not exceeding twenty-three 
hundred dollars . . . . . 

Total 

State Examiners of Plumbers: 

414 For personal services of the members of the board, 

a sum not exceeding eleven hundred dollars . 

415 For travehng exioenses, a sum not exceeding fifteen 

hundred dollars ...... 

Total 

Board of Registration of Barbers : 
415a For personal services of the members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars . 
415b For travel and other necessaiy expenses, a sum not 

exceeding nine thousand dollars 

Total 



State Examin- 

5,500 00 f .« .°f Ei«'=- 

' triciana. 



Board of Regis- 
tration of 

$675 00 Accountants. 



2,300 00 
$2,975 00 



State ExamiH- 
$1,100 00 If^^^bers. 

1,500 00 



$2,600 00 



Board of 
$8,000 00 KrbeS" 

9,000 00 



$17,000 00 



Service of the Department of Industrial Accidents. 

416 For personal services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding forty-two thousand five hun- 
dred doUars $42,500 00 

417 For personal services of secretaries, medical adviser, 

inspectors, clerks and office assistants, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred thirty-two thousand five 
hundred dollars 132,500 00 



Department 
of Industrial 
Accidents. 



204 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Department 
of Industrial 
Accidents. 



Item 

418 

419 
420 



For expenses of impartial examinations, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-eight thousand five hundred 
dollars $28,500 00 

For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding nine 

thousand dollars 9,000 00 

For other services, printing the annual report, 
necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding eleven thousand six hundred 
dollars . . • 11,600 00 

Total $224,100 00 



Department 
of Labor and 
Industries. 



Service of the Department of Labor and Industries. 

421 For the salaries of the commissioner, assistant and 

associate commissioners, a sum not exceeding 

twenty thousand five hundred dollars . . $20,500 00 

422 For clerical and other assistance to the commissioner, 

a sum not exceeding seventy-two hundred and 

sixty dollars 7,260 00 

423 (This item omitted.) 

424 For personal services for the inspectional service, 

a sum not exceeding one hundred thirty-seven 
thousand eight hundred dollars, of which sum not 
more than three thousand dollars shall be ex- 
pended for the services of an expert in the re- 
duction of occupational diseases; provided, that 
said expert shall not be subject to civil service 
laws or the rules and regulations made there- 
under 137,800 00 

425 For personal services for the statistical service, a 

sum not exceeding fifty-three thousand seven 

hundred dollars 53,700 00 

426 For clerical and other personal services for the 

operation of free employment offices, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-nine thousand five hundred and 
fifty dollars . . • . .-. • • .• 59,550 00 

427 For personal services for the division on necessaries 

of life, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand five 

hundred dollars 12,500 00 

428 For clerical and other assistance for the board of 

conciliation and arbitration, a sum not exceeding 

nineteen thousand one hundred dollars . . 19,100 00 

429 For personal services of investigators, clerks and 

stenographers for the minimum wage service, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen thousand two hundred 
and forty dollars 15,240 00 

430 For compensation and expenses of wage boards, a 

sum not exceeding five hundred dollars . . 500 00 

431 For personal services for the division of standards, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-two thousand four 

hundred and sixty dollars ..... 32,460 00 

432 For travehng expenses of the commissioner, assistant 

commissioner, associate commissioners and in- 
spectors 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 twenty-five thousand five hundred 
dollars . . 25,500 00 

433 For services other than personal, printing report 

and publications, travehng expenses and oflBce 
supphes and equipment for the statistical service, 
a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . 15,000 00 



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205 



Item 
434 

435 
436 
437 

438 



439 



440 



For rent, necessary office supplies and equipment for 
the free employment offices, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand five hundred and fifty dollars . 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment for the division on 
necessaries of life, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
two hundred dollars ..... 

For other services, printing, traveling expenses and 
office supplies and equipment for the board of 
concihation and arljitration, a sum not exceeding 
forty-five hundred dollars .... 

For services other than personal, printing, traveling 
expenses and office supplies and equipment for 
minimum wage service, a sum not exceeding 
forty-seven hundred dollars .... 

For other services, printing, traveling expenses and 
office supplies and equipment for the division 
of standards, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 
dollars ........ 

Total 

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 fourteen 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 
For other services and expenses, including office 
supplies and travel, a sum not exceeding thirty-six 
hundred dollars ...... 

Total 



$13,550 00 



2,200 00 



4,500 00 



4,700 00 



7,000 00 
$431,060 00 



Department 
of Labor and 
Industries. 



Massachusetts 

Industrial 

Commission. 



$14,500 00 



3,600 00 
$18,100 00 



Service of the Department of Mental Diseases. 

441 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding ten thousand dollars .... $10,000 00 

442 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred twenty-four thou- 
sand dollars . . ... . 124,000 00 

443 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 hundjed dollars .... 15,500 00 

444 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 thirty-five hundred dollars 3,500 00 

445 For the support of state charges in the Hospital 

Cottages for Children, a sum not exceeding 

sixteen thousand dollars ..... 16,000 00 

446 For other services, including printing the aimual 

report, traveling expenses and office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding eighteen thou- 
sand dollars 18,000 00 

Total $187,000 00 



Department 
of Mental 
Diseases. 



206 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Division of 

Mental 

Hygiene. 



Item 



447 



Psychiatric 
examinations. 



Institutions 
under control 
of Department 
of Mental 
Diseases. 
Boston psycho- 
pathic hospital. 

Boston state 
hospital. 



Danvers state 
hospital. 



Foxborough 
state hospital. 



Gardner state 
colony. 

Grafton state 
hospital. 

Medfield state 
hospital. 



Metropolitan 
state hospital. 



Northampton 
state hospital. 



Taunton 
state hospital. 



448 



449 



450 



451 



452 



453 



454 



455 



456 
457 



458 



459 



460 



461 



Division of Mental Hygiene: 
For tiie 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 in- 
vestigation might be made which would give 
promise of decreasing the number of persons 
afflicted with mental diseases or defects; and for 
making a survey of the feeble-minded within the 
commonwealth 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-five thousand dollars, the same to l)e in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose $85,000 00 

Psychiatric examinations : 
For services and expenses of psychiatric exami- 
nations of prisoners, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars . $61,750 00 

For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the following institutions under the 
control of the Department of Mental Diseases: 

Boston psychopathic hospital, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred thirty-five thousand four hundred 
and fifty dollars . . . . . . $235,450 00 

Boston state hospital, a sum not exceeding seven 
hundred sixty-five thousand six hundred and 
fifty doUars . . . . . . . 765,650 00 

Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding six 
hundred ninety-five thousand seven hundred and 
ninety dollars 695,790 00 

For furnishing and equipping the kitchen and dining- 
room at the Danvers state hospital, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars, the same to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the pm-pose 15,000 00 

Foxborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
three hundred ninety thousand one hundred 
doUars 390,100 00 

For furnishing the farm dormitory at the Fox- 
borough state hospital, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars 10,000 00 

Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding four 
himdred forty-six thousand one hundred and fifty 
dollars . 446,150 00 

Grafton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred twelve thousand four hundred dollars . 512,400 00 

Medfield state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred eighty-five thousand five himdred and 
fifty dollars . 585,550 00 

Metropolitan state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
three hundred seventy-four thousand seven hun- 
dred and ten dollars 374,710 00 

Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
four hundred seventy-five thousand nine hundred 
and fifty doUars 475,950 00 

For furnishing male attendants' home at the 
Northampton state hospital, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirteen thousand five hundred dollars . 13,500 00 

Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 
himdred fifteen thousand three hundred dollars . 515,300 00 



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207 



Item 

462 Westborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

five hundred six thousand five hundred dollars . 

463 For furnishings for the farm dormitory at the West- 

borough state liospital, a sum not exceeding eight 
thousand dollars . . . . . 

464 Worcester state hospital, a sura not exceeding seven 

hundred seventy-four thousand seven hundred 
dollars . . . . . . • 

465 Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding four 

hundred sixty-six thousand four hundred dollars . 

466 For the construction of sewer beds at the Monson 

state hospital, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
dollars ........ 

467 For furnisliing the infirmary building at the Monson 

state hospital, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars ........ 

46S Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding four 
hundred ten thousand seven hundred dollars 

469 For the purchase and installation of laundry equip- 

ment at the Belchertown state school, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-four hundred dollars 

470 For equipping the boys' industrial building at the 

Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ........ 

471 For furnishing two apartments for officers, at the 

Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding 
two thousand dollars ..... 

472 Walter E. Fernald state school, a sum not exceeding 

five hundred ninety-two thousand seven hun- 
dred dollars 

473 For engineering and other services in an investi- 

gation of the water supply at the Templeton 
Colony of the Walter E. Fernald state school, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 

474 Wrentham state school, a sum not exceeding four 

hundred eighty-two thousand eight hundred 
dollars ........ 

Total !i 



!i;506,500 00 

8,000 00 

774,700 00 
466,400 00 

6,000 00 

5,000 00 
410,700 00 

9,400 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 

592,700 00 

1,000 00 

482,800 00 
8,301,750 00 



WeetborouRh 
state hospital. 



Worcester 
state hospital. 



Monson 
state hospital. 



Belchertown 
state school. 



Walter E. 
Fernald state 
school. 



Wrentham 
state school. 



475 

476 



477 



478 



479 



480 



Service of the Department of Correction. 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars .... $6,000 00 

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 eighty-one thousand seven hundred and 
fifty dollars . . . . . .... 81,750 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, necessary office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding seventy-eight 
hundred doUars 7,800 00 

For traveHng expenses of oflBcers and employees of 
the department when required to travel in the 
discharge of their duties, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand five hundred dollars . . . 12,500 00 

For the removal of prisoners, to and from state 
institutions, a sum not exceeding sixty-six hundred 
doUars . . . . . . • • 6,600 00 

For assistance to discharged prisoners, a sum not 

exceeding eight hundred dollars . . . 800 00 



Department 
of Correction. 



208 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Department 
of Correction. 



Division of 
Research for 
Prevention of 
Crime. 



Institutions 
under control 
of Department 
of Correction. 

State farm. 
State prison. 



Massachusetts 
reformatory. 



Prison camp 
and hospital. 

Reformatory 
for women. 



Town of 
Framingham. 

State prison 
colony. 



Item 

481 



482 



For the expense of the service of what is known 
as the central index, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars ...... 



483 

484 



485 



486 



487 

488 



489 



490 



490a 



Department 
of Public Wel- 
fare. 
Administration. 



491 
492 



493 



Total 



$1,000 00 
. $116,450 00 



Division of Research for the Prevention of Crime : 
For expenses of the division hereby established, a 
sum not exceeding nineteen thousand dollars; 
provided, that the persons employed hereunder 
shall not be subject to civil service laws or the 
rules and regulations made thereunder . . $19,000 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 fifty 

thousand one hundred and forty dollars . . $650,140 00 

State prison, a smn not exceeding three hundred 
ninety-three thousand two hundred dollars, in- 
cluding ninety dollars to reimburse John M. 
Hannon, an employee at the prison, for medical 
attendance after an injury received in the per- 
formance of his duty 393,200 00 

Massachusetts reformatory, a sum not exceeding 
four hundred ten thousand seven hundred and 
seventy-five dollars ...... 410,775 00 

For the purchase of certain land for the Massa- 
chusetts reformatory, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars 500 00 

Prison camp and hospital, a sum not exceeding 

sixty-six thousand four hundred and thirty dollars 66,430 00 

Reformatory for women, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred fifty-six thousand five hundred and 
ninety dollars . . . . . . 156,590 00 

For the town of Framingham, according to a con- 
tract for sewage disposal at the reformatory for 
women, the sum of six hundred dollars . . 600 00 

State prison colony, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred thirty-eight thousand seven hundred and 
fifty dollars 238,750 00 

For the purchase of furnishings and equipment and 
for other expenses incidental to utilizing the 
facilities in process of construction at the state 
prison colony, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose 100,000 00 



Total 



.$2,016,985 00 



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-three thousand five 
hundred dollars 43,500 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 home- 
steads and planning boards, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-one hundred dollars ..... 6,100 00 



Total 



$56,600 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



209 



Item 



494 



495 



Division of Aid and Relief: 

For personal services of oflBcers and employees, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred twenty-eight 
thousand two hundred dollars . . . $128,200 00 

For services other than personal, including traveling 
expenses and office supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand five 
hundred dollars 21,500 00 



Division of 
Aid and Relief. 



The following items are for reimbursement of 
cities and towns for expenses of the present 
year and previous years, and are to be in ad- 
dition to any amounts heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose: 

496 For the payment of suitable aid to mothers with 

dependent children, a sum not exceeding nine 

hundred twenty-five thousand dollars . . 925,000 00 

497 For the burial by cities and towns of indigent 

persons who have no legal settlement, a sum not 

exceeding seven thousand dollars . . . 7,000 00 

498 For expenses in connection with smallpox and other 

diseases dangerous to the public health, a siun not 

exceeding ninety-five thousand dollars . . 95,000 00 

499 For the support of sick indigent persons who have 

no legal settlement, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred thousand dollars 100,000 00 

500 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 two million one hun- 
dred and fifty thousand dollars .... 2,150,000 00 



Reimburse- 
ment of cities 
and towns for 
payment of 
certain aid, etc. 



Old age assistance: 

501 For personal services required for the administration 

of old age assistance provided by chapter one hun- 
dred 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 seventy thousand five hundred 
dollars 70,500 00 

502 For other expenses, including rent, travel, oflBce 

supplies 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 nine- 
teen hundred and thirty, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-one thousand dollars .... 21,000 00 



Old age as- 
sistance. 



Total 



.$3,518,200 00 



Division of Child Guardianship: 

503 For personal services of oflBcers and employees, a 

sxmi not exceeding two hundred seven thousand 

two hundred and fifty dollars .... $207,250 00 

504 For services other than personal, oflBce supplies and 

equipment, a sum not exceeding forty-four hun- 
dred dollars 4,400 00 

505 For tuition in the public schools, including trans- 

portation to and from school, of children boarded 
by the department, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred twenty-five thousand dollars . . . 225,000 00 



Division of 

Child 

Guardianship. 



210 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Division of 
ChUd , 
Guardianship. 



Division of 
Juvenile Train- 
ing, Trustees of 

Massachusetts 

Training 

Schools. 



Item 

506 



507 



508 



For the care and maintenance of children, for the 
present and previous years, a sum not exceeding 
one million two hundred thousand dollars . 



Total . 

Division of Juvenile Training, Trustees of Massa- 
chusetts Training Schools: 

For ser\'ices of the secretary and certain other 
persons employed in the executive office, a sum 
not exceeding fourteen thousand six hundred and 
fifty dollars ....... 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling and other expenses 
of the members of the board and employees, 
office suppHes and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-four hundred dollars 



:$ 1,200,000 00 
.$1,636,650 00 



$14,650 00 



3,400 00 



Boys' Parole. 



Boys' Parole: 

509 For personal services of agents in the division for 

boys paroled and boarded in families, a sum not 
exceeding forty thousand seven hundi-ed and forty 
dollars . . . . . . . 40,740 00 

510 For services other than personal, including traveling 

expenses of the agents and boys, and necessary of- 
fice supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-two thousand nine hundred dollars . . 22,900 00 

511 For board, clothing, medical and other expenses 

incidental to the care of boys, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-seven thousand dollars . . 27,000 00 



Girls' Parole: 
Girls' Parole. 512 For personal services of agents in the division for 
girls paroled from the industrial school for girls, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-two thousand nine 

liundred dollars 32,900 00 

513 For traveling expenses of said agents for girls 
paroled, for board, medical and other care of girls, 
and for services other than personal, office supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 17,500 00 



Tuition of 
children. 



Tuition of children: 
514 For reimbursement of cities and towns for tuition 
of children attending the public schools, a sum 
not exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars . . 8,500 00 

Total $167,590 00 



Institutions 
under control 
of Massachu- 
setts training 
schools. 

Industrial 
school for boys. 

Industrial 
school for girls. 



515 
516 



Lyman school 517 
for boys. 



For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the institutions under the control of 
the trustees of the Massachusetts training 
schools, with the approval of said trustees, as 
follows : 
Industrial school for boys, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred fifty-two thousand and fifty dollars . $152,050 00 
Industrial school for girls, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred forty thousand six hundred and fifty 

dollars . 140,650 00 

Lyman school for boys, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred twenty-seven thousand one hundred 
dollars 227,100 00 

Total $519,800 00 



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211 



Item 



518 



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 hun- 
dred eighty-seven thousand nine hundred and 
sixty dollars ....... 



MaBsachusette 

Hospital 

School. 



$187,960 00 



519 



520 



State Infirmary : 
For the maintenance of the state infirmary, to be 
expended witli the approval of the trustees thereof, 
a sum not exceeding one miUion fourteen thousand 



State Infirm- 
ary. 



one hundred dollars 



For the expense of certain changes in the boiler and 
power house, including certain engineering services 
in connection therewth, and for the purchase and 
installation of additional boilers and equipment, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-one thousand two 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ........ 



.$1,014,100 00 



Total 



31,200 00 
.$1,045,300 00 



Service of the Department of Public Health. 

Administration : 

521 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding seventy-five hundred dollars 

522 For personal services of the health council and ofiice 

assistants, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand 
dollars ........ 

523 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses, office 
suppUes and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand five hundred dollars . 



Department 

,500 00 of Public 

Health. 



19,000 00 



12,500 00 



Administration . 



Service of Adult Hygiene (cancer) : 

524 For personal services of the division, including cancer 

clinics, a sum not exceeding forty-four thousand 
four hundred and fifty dollars .... 

525 For other expenses of the division, including cancer 

cHnics, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

Service of Child Hygiene: 

526 For personal services of the director and assistants, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand two 
hundred and fifty dollars ..... 

527 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

oflflce supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
seventeen thousand dollars .... 

Service of Maternal and Child Hygiene: 
628 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 ex- 
ceeding twenty-two thousand nine hundred 
dollars ........ 

529 For other expen.ses for extending the activities of the 
division in the protection of mothers and con- 
servation of the welfare of children, a sum not 
exceeding eleven thousand seven hundred dollars . 



Service of Adult 
Hygiene 
44,450 00 (cancer). 



37,000 00 



35,250 00 
17,000 00 



Service of 
Child Hygiene. 



Service of Ma- 
ternal and 
Child Hygiene. 



22,900 00 



11,700 00 



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Division of 

Communicable 

DiseaseB. 



Item 



530 



531 



Venereal 
Diseases. 



Wassermann 
Laboratory. 



Antitoxin and 

Vaccine 

Laboratories. 



532 



533 



534 
535 



536 



537 



Inspection 
of Food 
and Drugs. 



Shellfish 

Enforcement 

Law. 



Water Supply 
and Disposal 
of Sewage, 
Engineering 
Division. 



538 



539 



540 



541 



542 



543 



Division of Communicable Diseases: 
For personal services of the director, district health 
officers and their assistants, epidemiologists, 
bacteriologist and assistants in the diagnostic 
laboratory, a sum not exceeding seventy-three 
thousand nine hundred dollars .... $73,900 00 
For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
laboratory, office and other necessary supplies, 
including the purchase of animals and equipment, 
and rent of certain offices, a sum not exceeding 
sixteen thousand five hundred dollars . . 16,500 00 

Venereal Diseases: 

For personal services for the control of venereal 
diseases, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
seven hundred and fifty dollars .... 13,750 00 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-eight thousand dollars .... 28,000 00 

Wassermann Laboratory: 
For personal services of the Wassermann laboratory, 

a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand dollars . 17,000 00 
For expenses of the Wassermann laboratory, a sum 

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

Antitoxin and Vaccine Laboratories: 
For personal services in the investigation and 
production of antitoxin and vaccine lymph and 
other specific material for protective inoculation 
and diagnosis of treatment, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-one thousand five hundred dollars . 71,500 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 thirty-seven thousand three hundred 
dollars 37,300 00 

Inspection of Food and Drugs : 

For personal services of the director, analysts, in- 
spectors and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 
fifty thousand seven hundred and seventy-five 
dollars . 50,775 00 

For other services, including traveling expenses, 
supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding twelve thousand dollars . . . 12,000 00 

Shellfish Enforcement Law: 

For personal services for administering the law 
relative to shellfish, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
two hundred and twenty dollars . . . 2,220 00 

For other expenses for administering the law relative 
to sheUfish, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars 1,000 00 

Water Supply and Disposal of Sewage, Engineer- 
ing Division: 

For personal services of the director, engineers, 
clerks and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-seven thousand dollars .... 67,000 00 

For other services, including traveling expenses, 
supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding eighteen thousand dollars . . 18,000 00 



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213 



Item 

Water Supply and Disposal of Sewage, Division 
of Laboratories: 

544 For personal services of laboratory director, 

chemists, cloi'ks and other assistants, a sum not 
exceeding forty-two thousand five hundred 
dollars $42,500 00 

545 For other services, including traveling expenses, 

supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 

exceeding seventy-two hundred dollars . . 7,200 00 

Total $671,145 00 

Division of Tuberculosis: 

546 For personal services of the director, stenographers, 

clerks and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-six thousand and sixty dollars . . $36,060 00 

547 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses and office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars . . . . 6,000 00 

548 To cover the payment of certain subsidies for the 

maintenance of hospitals for tubercular patients, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred forty-three 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 343,500 00 

549 For personal services for certain children's clinics 

for tuberculosis, a sum not exceeding fifty-eight 

thousand three hundred and eighty doUars . . 58,380 00 

550 For other services for certain children's clinics for 

tuberculosis, a sum not exceeding thirty-two 

thousand and fifty dollars .... 32,050 00 

Total $475,990 00 



Water Supply 
and Disposal 
of Sewage, 
Division of 
Laboratories. 



Division of 
Tuberculosis. 



For tlie maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the sanatoria, as follows: 

551 Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 

two hundred seventy-seven thousand five hun- 
dred and fifty dollars ..... 

552 North Reading state sanatorium, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two hundred thirty-five thousand one 
hundred and fifty dollars .... 

553 Rutland state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 

three hundred six thousand and fifty dollars 

554 For the purchase and installation of X-ray and other 

equipment for the medical building at the Rutland 
state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
two hundred dollars 7,200 00 

555 Westfield state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 

two hundred fortv-eight thousand six hundred 

and ninety dollars^ 248,690 00 

556 For the purchase and installation of certain equip- 

ment for water service at the Westfield state 
sanatorium, a sum not exceeding fifteen himdred 
dollars 1,500 00 



Lakeville state 
sanatorium. 

$277,550 00 

North Reading 
state sana- 

235,150 00 *°""™- 

Rutland state 
306,050 00 sanatorium. 



Westfield state 
sanatorium. 



Total $1,076,140 00 

Pondville Cancer Hospital: 
557 For maintenance of the Pondville cancer hospital, 
including care of radium, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred forty thousand dollars .... 



Pondville 
Cancer Hos- 

$240,000 00 P'**^- 



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Department of 
Public Safety. 
Administration. 



Item 



558 
559 



560 



Division of 
State Police. 



Division of 
Inspection. 



Board of 
Elevator 
Regulations. 



561 



562 
563 



564 
565 
566 



567 

568 



569 



670 



571 



572 



573 



Service of the Department of Public Safety. 

Administration: 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars . . .• . $6,000 00 

For personal services of clerks and stenographers, 
a sura not exceeding eighty-three thousand five 
hundred and fifty dollars . . . 83,550 00 

For contingent expenses, including printing the 
annual report, rent of district ofiices, 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 regidating the sale and resale of 
tickets to theatres and other places of public 
amusement by the department of publio safety, 
a sum not exceeding sixty-six thousand dollars . 66,000 00 

Division of State Police: 

For the salaries of officers, including detectives, a 
sum not exceeding four hundred thirty-seven 
thousand two hundred dollars, of which sum not 
more than one hundred thirty-eight thousand 
five hundred and twenty dollars may be charged 
to the Highway Fund .... . . . 437,200 00 

For personal services of civilian employees, a sum 

not exceeding sixtj^-five thousand dollars . . 65,000 00 

For other necessary expenses of the uniformed 
division, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
ninety-one thousand one hundred dollars, of 
which sum not more than one hundred sixty- 
five thousand four hundred and sixty dollars may 
be charged to the Highway Fund . . . 391,100 00 

For traveling expenses of detectives, a smn not ex- 
ceeding eleven thousand eight hundred dollars . 11,800 00 

For maintenance and operation of the police steamer, 

a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars . 11,000 00 

For personal services, rent, sui:)plies and equipment 
necessary in the enforcenient of provisions of law 
relative to explosives and inflammable fluids and 
compounds, a sum not exceeding fourteen thou- 
sand doUars 14,000 00 

Division of Inspection: 

For the salary of the chief of inspections, a sura not 

exceeding four thousand dollars . . . 4,000 00 

For the salaries of oflScers for the building inspection 
service, a sum not exceeding fifty-three thousand 
nine hundred and eighty-five dollars . . . 53,985 00 

For traveling expenses of officers for the building 
inspection service, a sura not exceeding thirteen 
thousand eight hundred dollars . . . 13,800 00 

For the salaries of officers for the boiler inspection 
service, a sum not exceeding sixty-seven thousand 
three hundred and twenty dollars . . . 67,320 00 

For traveling expenses of officers for the boiler 
inspection service, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand dollars 17,000 00 

For services, suppUes and equipment necessary for 
investigations and inspections by the division, a 
sum not exceeding nine hundred and fifty dollars 950 00 

Board of Elevator Kegulations: 
For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred and forty dollars .... 140 00 



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215 



Item 



574 
575 



576 

577 



578 
579 



580 



581 



Board of Boiler Rules: 

For personal services of members of the board, a 
sum not exceedinfi; one thousand dollars 

For services otlier than personal and tlie necessary 
traveling expenses of the board, office supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding four hun- 
dred and seventy-five dollars .... 

Total 

Fire Prevention Service: 
For the salai-y of the state fire marshal, a sum not 

exceeding four thousand dollars 
For personal services of fire inspectors and others, 

a sum not exceeding forty-five thousand four 

hundred and eighty dollars .... 
For traveUng expenses of fire inspectors, a sum not 

exceeding foiu-teen thousand five hundred dollars 
For other services, office rent and necessary office 

supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 

forty-three hundred and fifty dollars 

Total 

State Boxing Commission: 

For compensation and clerical assistance for the 
state boxing commission, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand one hundred dollars 

For other expenses of the commission, a sum not 
exceeding thirteen thousand three hundred 
dollars ........ 

Total 



Board of 
Sl.OOO 00 Boiler Rules. 



475 00 



.$1,244,320 00 



$4,000 00 



45,480 00 
14,500 00 

4,350 00 
$68,330 00 



$14,100 00 



13,300 00 
$27,400 00 



Fire Preven- 
tion Service. 



State Boxing 
Commission. 



Serdce 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: 

582 For the salaiies of the commissioner and the asso- 

ciate commissioners, a sum not exceeding nineteen 

thousand five hundred dollars .... $19,500 00 

583 For personal services of clerks and assistants to the 

commissioner, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 

and sixty dollars . • . . . . 9,060 00 

584 For traveling expenses of the commissioners, a sum 

not exceeding two thousand and forty dollars . 2,040 00 

Total $30,600 00 

Functions of the department relating to highways 
(the following ajjpropriations, except as other- 
wise provided, are made from the Highway 
Fund) : 

585 For the personal services of the chief engineer, en- 

gineers and office assistants, including certain 
clerks and stenographers, a sum not exceeding 
ninety thousand dollars $90,000 00 

586 For services other than i)ersonal, including ])rinting 

pamphlet of laws and the annual report, and 
necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding ten thousand five hundred dollars . 10,500 00 



Department ot 
Public Works. 



Highways. 



216 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Highways. 



Item 

587 

588 
589 
590 



591 



592 



For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths 
on state highways, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand dollars $12,000 00 

For the construction and repair of town and county 
ways, a smn not exceeding one million six hundred 
thousand dollars . . . . . 1,600,000 00 

For aiding to^iis in the repair and improvement of 
public waj^s, a sum not exceeding one million four 
hundred fifty thousand dollars .... 1,450,000 00 

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 ap- 
proval of the attorney general ; for care and repair 
of road-building machinery; and for the pm-chase 
and improvement of a nursery for roadside plant- 
ing, a sum not exceeding four million five hundred 
thousand dollars 4,500,000 00 

For the purpose of enabHng the department of public 
works to secm-e federal aid for the construction of 
highways, a sum not exceeding four million one 
hundred thousand dollars .... 4,100,000 00 

For administering the law relative to advertising 
signs near highwa3's, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars, to be paid from the General 
Fund 15,000 00 



Registration 
of Motor 
Vehicles. 



Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

593 For personal services, a sum not exceeding nine 

hundred seventy-one 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 ..... 971,000 00 

594 For services other than personal, including traveling 

expenses, pm-chase of necessary supplies and 
materials, including cartage and storage of the 
same, and for work incidental to the registration 
and licensing of owners and operators of motor 
vehicles, a sum not exceeding five hundred sixty- 
six thousand dollars, to be paid from the High- 
way Fund . 566,000 00 

595 For printing and other expenses necessary in con- 

nection with pubhcity for certain safety work, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, to be 
paid from the Highway Fund .... 1,500 00 



Total 



$13,316,000 00 



Special: 
Special. 596 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 five hundred fifty thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose and to be paid 
from the Highway Fund ..... 



$550,000 00 



Department 
relating to 
waterways and 
public lands. 



Functions of the depaitment relating to water- 
ways and public lands: 

597 For personal services of the chief engineer and 

assistants, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand 
dollars ........ 

598 For services other than personal, including printing 

pamphlet of laws and the annual report, and for 



$52,000 00 



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Item 



necessary office and engineering supplies and refattne"to"' 

equipment, a sum not exceeding two thousand waterways and 

dollars S2,000 00 public lands. 

599 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 forty-seven hundred dollars 4,700 00 

600 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 twenty-two thousand 
five hundred dollars 22,500 00 

601 For the improvement, development and protection 

of rivers and harbors, tide waters and foreshores 
within the commonwealth, as authorized by 
section eleven of chapter ninety-one of the General 
Laws, and of great ponds, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five thousand dollars, and any unex- 
pended balance of the appropriation remaining 
at the end of the current fiscal year may be ex- 
pended in the succeeding fiscal year for the same 
purposes; provided, that all expenditures made for 
the protection of shores shall be upon condition 
that at least fifty per cent of the cost is covered 
by contributions from municipalities 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 75,000 00 

602 For re-establishing and permanently marking 

certain triangulation points and sections, as re- 
quired 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 exceed- 
ing one thousand dollars ..... 1,000 00 

603 For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, 

by the department of public works, a sum not 

exceeding five hundred dollars .... 500 00 

604 For the supervision and operation of commonwealth 

pier five, including the salaries or other com- 
pensation of employees, and for the repair and 
replacement of equipment and other property, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred six thousand 
doUars, to be paid from the Port of Boston 
receipts 106,000 00 

605 For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, 

a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars . . 8,000 00 

606 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 
eighty-five thousand dollars, to be paid from the 
Port of Boston receipts 85,000 00 

607 For the operation and maintenance of the New 

Bedford state pier, a sum not exceeding eleven 

thousand four hundred dollars .... 11,400 00 

608 For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum 

not exceeding one thousand dollars . . . 1,000 00 

609 For continuing the work in gauging the flow of water 

in the streams of the commonwealth, a sum not 

exceeding four thousand dollars . . . 4,000 00 

Total $373,100 00 



218 



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Specials. 



Department 
of Public 

Utilities. 



Items to be 
assessed upon 
gas and electric 
companies. 



Item 

Specials: 

610 For dredging channels and filling flats, a sum not 

exceeding fifty thousand dollars, to be paid from 
the Port of Boston receipts and to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose $50,000 00 

611 For the maintenance and repair of certain property 

in the town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-eight hundred dollars .... 3,800 00 

Total $53,800 00 

Service of the Department of Public Utilities. 

612 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 

613 For personal services of secretaries, employees of 

the accounting department, engineering depart- 
ment and rate and tariff department, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-two thousand three hundred 
dollars, of which sum fifteen thousand two hun- 
dred and fifty dollars shall be assessed upon the 
gas and electric companies in accordance with 
existing provisions of law .... 32,300 00 

614 For personal services of the inspection department, 

a sum not exceeding forty-three thousand three 

hundred and thirty dollars .... 43,330 00 

615 For personal services of clerks, messengers and office 

assistants, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
seven hundred and twenty dollars, of which sum 
one half shall be assessed upon tlie gas and electric 
companies in accordance with existing provisions 
of law . 12,720 00 

616 For personal services of the telephone and telegraph 

division, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 

eight hundred and ten dollars .... 13,810 00 

617 For personal services and expenses of special in- 

vestigations, including legal assistants as needed, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, of 
which such sum as shall be expended in the 
investigation of gas and electric companies shall 
be assessed upon gas and electric companies in 
accordance with existing provisions of law . 10,000 00 

618 For stenographic reports of hearings, a sum not ex- 

ceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . . . 2,500 00 

619 For traveUng expenses of the commissioners and 

employees, a sum not exceeding seventy-three 

hundred dollars 7,300 00 

620 For ser\'ices other than personal, printing the annual 

report, office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-three hundred and twenty- 
five dollars 3,325 00 

621 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 $163,785 00 

The following items are to be assessed upon the 
gas and electric companies: 

622 For personal services of tlie division of inspection of 
gas and gas meters, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
three thousand three hundred dollars . . $23,300 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



219 



Item 

623 



624 



625 
626 



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 forty-eight hundred dollars . . $4,800 00 

For other services, printing the annual report, for 
rent of offices and for necessary office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding seventj'-two 
hundred dollars 7,200 00 

For the examination and tests of electric meters, a 

sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars . 250 00 

(This item has been merged with item 617.) 

Total $35,550 00 



Items to be 
assessed upon 
gas and electric 
companies. 



627 



628 



629 



630 



631 



632 



Di^'^sion of Smoke Inspection: 

The following items are to be assessed upon the 
cities and towns comprising the district 
defined by chapter six hundred and fifty-one 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and ten, and 
acts in amendment thereof or in addition 
thereto : 
For personal services of the division, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thii-ty-eight thousand three hundred 
dollars ........ 

For other services, printing the annual report, rent 
of offices, travel, and necessary office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . . 

Total 

Sale of Securities: 

For personal services in administering the law 
relative to the sale of securities, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-five thousand one himdred dollars . 

For expenses other than personal in administering 
the law relative to the sale of seciu^ities, a sum 
not exceeding ten thousand two hundred and fifty 
dollars ........ 



Total 



Miscellaneous. 



For the maintenance of Bunker Hill monument and 
the property adjacent, to be expended by the 
metropolitan district commission, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eleven thousand five hundred dollars 

(This item omitted.) 



$38,300 00 



15,000 00 



Smoke 
Inspection. 



$53,300 00 






Sale of Securi- 




ties. 


$35,100 00 




10,250 00 




$45,350 00 






Bunker Hill 




monument, 




etc., mainte- 


$11,500 00 


nance. 



The following items are to be paid from the High- 
way Fund, with the approval of the Metro- 
politan District Commission: 

633 For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a 

sum not exceeding five hundred fifty thousand 

dollars 550,000 00 

634 For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, a sum 

not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars . 300,000 00 

635 For the construction of certain boulevards by the 

metropolitan district commission, as authorized 
by chapter four hundred and fifty of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two hundred thousand dollars . . 200,000 00 



Boulevards 
and parkways. 



220 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Boiilevards 
and parkways. 



Item 

636 



For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the 
approval of the metropolitan district commission, 
a sum not exceeding fifty-two hundred and twenty- 
five dollars ....... 



Total 



$5,225 00 
.$1,066,725 00 



Unclassified 
Accounts and 
Claims. 



Unclassified Accounts and Claims. 

637 For the compensation of veterans of the civil war 

formerly in the service of the commonwealth, 
now retired, a sum not exceeding thirteen thou- 
sand dollars $13,000 00 

638 For the compensation of any veteran who may be 

retired by the governor under the previsions of 
sections fifty-six to fifty-nine, inclusive, of chapter 
thirty-two of the General Laws, as amended, a 
sum not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars 13,000 00 

639 For the compensation of certain prison oflBcerg and 

instructors formerly in the service of the com- 
monwealth, now retired, a sum not exceeding 
forty-one thousand dollars .... 41,000 00 

640 For the compensation of state police officers formerly 

in the service of the commonwealth, and now 

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

641 For the compensation of certain women formerly 

employed in cleaning the state house, and now 

retired., a sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars 900 00 

Total $73,900 00 



For certain other aid : 
Certain 642 For the compensation of certain public employees 

other aid. 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 fifty 

thousand dollars ". $50,000 00 

643 For the payment of certain annuities and pensions 
of soldiers and others under the provisions of 
certain acts and resolves, a sum not exceeding 
forty-eight hundred and ninety-six dollars . . 4,896 00 

Total $54,896 00 



Reimbursing 
officials for 
premiums, etc. 



644 



645 



646 



For reimbursing officials for premiums paid for 
procuring sureties on their bonds, as provided by 
existing laws, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fifty dollars $150 00 

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 
one thousand dollars ..... 1,000 00 

For small items of expenditure for which no ap- 
propriations have been made, and for cases in 
which appropriations have been exhausted or 
have reverted to the treasury in previous years, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . , 1,000 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



221 



Item 

647 



For reimbursement of persons for funds previously 
deposited in the treasury of the commonwealth 
on account of unclaimed savings bank deposits, 
a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars 

Total 



Reimbursing 
officials for 
premiums, etc. 



$500 00 



$2,650 00 



Deficiencies. 

For deficiencies in certain appropriations of 
previous years, in certain items, as follows: 



Deficiencies. 



Legislative Department. 

For printing, binding and paper ordered by the 
senate and house of representatives, or by con- 
current order of the two branches, with the 
approval of the clerk of the respective branches, 
the sum of six hundred fifty-eight dollars and 
thirty-two cents $658 32 

For printing, binding and paper required for the 
extra session during nineteen hundred and thirty- 
one, with the approval of the clerks of the re- 
spective branches, the sum of six hundred forty- 
seven dollars and forty cents .... 647 40 

For expenses of printing the proceedings of the 
tercentenary observance of the general court, 
as authorized by chapter nine of the resolves of 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one, the sum of one 
thousand eighty dollars and fifty-three cents . 1,080 53 



Legislative 
Department. 



Judicial Department. 

Justices of District Courts: 
For compensation of justices of district courts while 
sitting in the superior court, the sum of nineteen 
hundred two dollars and forty-three cents . 

Probate and Insolvency Courts: 

For the compensation of judges of probate when 
acting outside their own counties for other judges 
of probate, the sum of four thousand and sixty- 
five dollars ....... 

For expenses of judges of probate when acting 
outside their own counties for other judges of 
probate, 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-sLx of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four, the sum of two hundred ninety- 
one dollars and thirty-eight cents 

Superior Court: 
For traveling allowance and expenses, the sum of 
three hundred ninety dollars and four cents 

District Attorneys: 
For traveling expenses necessarily incurred by the 
district attorneys, except in the Suffolk district, 
for previous years, the sum of two hundred 
seventy-seven dollars and forty-four cents . 



Judicial 
Department. 
Justices of 
1 902 43 District Courts. 



Probate and 

Insolvency 

Courts. 



4,065 00 



291 38 



390 04 



277 44 



Superior Court. 



District 
Attorneys. 



222 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



Item 



Superintendent 
of Buildings. 



State 
Quartermaster. 



State Surgeon. 



Secretary of the 
Common- 
wealth. 



Superintendent of Buildings. 

For telephone service in the building and expenses 
in connection therewith, the sum of two hundred 
twenty-three dollars and eighty-two cents . . $223 82 

State Quartermaster. 
For office and general supplies and equipment, the 
sum of sixty dollars and forty-three cents . . 60 43 

State Surgeon. 
For the examination of recruits, the sum of four 
hundred twenty-six dollars and seventy-six cents . 426 76 

Secretary of the Commonwealth. 
For printing laws, etc. : 

For printing and binding the blue book edition of 
the acts and resolves of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and thirty-one, the sum of twenty-three 
hundred eighty dollars and seventy-nine cents . 2,380 79 

For printing the pamphlet edition of the acts and 
resolves of the year nineteen hundred and thirty- 
one, the sum of four hundred ninety-one dollars 
and fifteen cents . . . . . . 491 15 



Department 
of Conserva- 
tion. 



Department 
of Banking 
and Insur- 



Department 
of Education. 



Department 
of Civil Service 
and Registra- 
tion. 



Department of Conservation. 
Division of Forestry: 
For aiding towns in the purchase of equipment for 
extinguishing forest fires and for making pro- 
tective belts or zones as a defence against forest 
fires, for previous years, the sum of six hundred 
eighty-six dollars and ninety-four cents . . 686 94 

Damages by wild deer and wild moose: 
For the payment of damages caused by wild deer 
and wild moose, for previous years, as provided 
by law, the sum of four hundred sixty-nine dollars 
and eighty-two cents 469 82 

Department of Banking and Insurance. 
Supervisor of Loan Agencies: 
For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, office supplies and equipment, the sum of 
eighty-four dollars and seventy-nine cents . . 84 79 

Department of Education. 

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 fifteen thousand three hundred 
forty-nine dollars and twenty-seven cents . . 15,349 27 

For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 
transportation of pupils attending high schools 
outside the towns in which they reside, as provided 
by law, the sum of twenty-three thousand nine 
hundred thirty dollars and thirty-two cents . 23,930 32 

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 four hundred thirty-nine dollars and 
ninety-seven cents ...... 439 97 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



223 



Item 



Board of Registration of Public Accountants: 
For expenses of examinations, including the prep- 
aration and marking of papers, and for other 
expenses, the sum of sixty-six dollars and sixty- 
two cents ....... 

Department of Industrial Accidents. 

" jr expenses of impartial examinations, the 
twenty-one hundred twenty-five dollai 



eight cents 



-, - sum of 

dollars and 



Department of Correction. 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, necessary office supplies and 
equipment, the sum of two hundred seventy-one 
dollars and eighty-seven cents .... 

For the maintenance of the state farm for the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, the sum of 
seventy-eight dollars and eighty-three cents 



Board of Regis- 
tration of Pub- 
lic Accountants. 



$66 62 



2,125 08 


Department of 

Industrial 

Accidents. 




Department of 
Correction. 


271 87 




78 83 





Department of Public Welfare. 

Tuition of children: 
For reimbursement of cities and towns for tuition 
of children attending the public schools, the smu 
of six hundred eighty-four dollars and eighty-six 
cents ........ 



Department of 
Public Welfare. 
Tuition of 
684 86 children. 



Department of Public Safety. 

Division of State Police: 

For other necessary expenses of the uniformed 
division, the sum of twenty thousand one hundred 
thirty-four dollars and forty-five cents, of which 
sum not more than eight thousand forty-eight 
dollars and thirty-seven cents may be charged 
to the Highway Fund ..... 

For traveling expenses of detectives, the sum of three 
hundred ninety-eight dollars and fifty-three cents 



Department of 
Public Safety. 
Division of 
State Police. 



20,134 45 
398 53 



Department of Public Works. 

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, for the 
years nineteen hundred and twenty-nine and 
nineteen hundred and thirty, the smn of three 
hundred twenty-five dollars and sixty-five cents, 
to be paid from the Highway Fund 

Total 



Department 
of Public 
Works. 



325 65 



$77,942 49 



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: 



Metropolitan 

District 

Commission. 



224 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 





Item 


Charles River 
basin. 


649 


Maintenance 
of park 
reservations. 


650 


Band 
concerts. 

Stream 
gauging. 


651 
652 


Construction of 
certain boule- 
vards. 


653 



Division of 

metropolitan 

planning. 



Nantasket 
Beach reserva- 
tion. 

Maintenance 
of Wellington 
bridge. 



North metro- 
politan sewer- 
age district. 



South metro- 
politan sewer- 
age district. 



Metropolitan 
water system. 



654 

655 
656 

657 

658 
659 

660 

661 
662 



For maintenance of the Charles River basin, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred four thousand one 
hundred and sixty dollars, including a deficiency 
amounting to two hundred fifty-nine dollars and 
thirty-one cents $204,160 00 

For maintenance of park reservations, a simi not 
exceeding eight hundred seventy-two thousand 
and thirty dollars, including a deficiency amount- 
ing to eighty-three dollars and eighteen cents . 872,030 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 ex- 
ceeding three hundred dollars .... 300 00 

For the construction of certain boulevards by the 
metropolitan district commission, as authorized 
by chapter four hundred and fifty of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one, a sum not 
exceeding two hundi-ed thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to the amount appropriated 
in item six hundred and thirty-five . 200,000 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 four hundred dollars . . 20,400 00 

For maintenance of the Nantasket Beach reser- 
vation, a sum not exceeding eighty-six thousand 
dollars 86,000 00 

For maintenance of Wellington bridge, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen thousand six hundred and 
seventy-five dollars, the same to be in addition 
to the amount appropriated in item six hundred 
and thirty-six 15,675 00 

For the maintenance and operation of a system of 
sewage disposal for the north metropolitan 
sewerage district, a sum not exceeding three 
hundred fifty-six thousand four hundred dollars, 
including a deficiency amounting to two dollars . 356,400 00 

For the maintenance and operation of a system of 
sewage disposal for the south metropolitan 
sewerage district, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred thirty-three thousand seven hundred dollars 233,700 00 

For the maintenance and operation of the metro- 
politan water system, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred ninety-fom- thousand five hundred and 
twenty dollars, including a deficiency amounting 
to twenty dollars . . . . . 894,520 00 

For the construction of additions and improvements 
to certain supply and distribution mains, as a 
I)art of the cost of maintenance of the metro- 
politan water system, a sum not exceeding three 
hundred fifty thousand dollars, the same to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropri- 
ated for the purpose 350,000 00 

For the purchase and installation of certain boilers, 
including cost of equipment, as a part of the cost 
of maintenance of the metropolitan water system, 
a sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars . . 40,000 00 

For the purchase and installation of additional 
pumping equipment, as a part of the cost of main- 
tenance of the metropolitan water system, a sum 
not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, the same to 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 170. 



225 



Item 



be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
proi>riated for the i)urpose .... 

The appropriation lieretofore made by- item seven 
hundred and si.xty-nine of cha!)ter one hundred 
and fifteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty, for acquiring certain propei'ty in the 
\\'achu.sett water suiijily l)asia for the protection 
of the purity of the water supply, is hereby re- 
appropriated. 



$50,000 00 



Reapproprta- 
tion. 



Total 

General and Highway Funds 
Metropolitan District Commission 



.$3,343,185 00 

$59,825,423 48 
. 3,343,185 00 



Section 3. The following amendments 
made to appropriations previously authorized: 



are hereby Amendments. 



The appropriation heretofore made by item 161a of 
chapter two hundred and sixty-eight of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, for the con- 
struction of new buildings at the Soldiers' Home 
in Massachusetts, is hereby made available for 
the purcha,se of fiu-nishings and equipment. 

The une.xpended balance of the appropriation made 
by item 157 of chapter one hundred and fifteen 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, for 
certain improvements at the Soldiers' Home in 
Massachusetts, is hereby reappropriated. 

The appropriation heretofore made by item 269a 
of chapter four hundred and sixty of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirtj'-one, for the estab- 
lishment of pubUc fishing and hunting grounds, ia 
hereby made available to include the cost of 
maintenance and protection. 

The appropriation heretofore made by item 456 of 
chapter one hundred and fifteen of 'the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirt}', for the construction 
and alteration of verandas on the female ward 
building at the Foxborough state hospital, is 
hereby reappropriated. 

The appropriation heretofore made by item 521 of 
chapter one hundred and fifteen of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirty, for the expense of 
providing additional emplo3'ees' quarters at the 
Walter E. Fernald state school, is hereby re- 
appropriated. 

The appropriation heretofore made by item 531 of 
chapter one hundred and fifteen of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirty, for the pm-chase of 
certain land at the Wrentham state school, is 
hereby reappropriated. 

The unexpended balance of the appropriation made 
b}'^ item 482 of chapter one hundred and fifteen 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, for 
the purchase of additional land for the North- 
ampton state hospital, is hereby reappropriated. 

The appropriation heretofore made by item 487 of 
chapter one hundred and fifteen of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirty, for the construction 
and furnishing of a superintendent's house at the 
Taunton state hospital, is hereby reappropriated, 
and the entire amount is made available for con- 
struction. 



1931, 268, item 
161a. 



1930, 115, item 
157. 



1931, 460, item 
269a. 



1930, 115, item 
456. 



1930, 115, item 
521. 



1930, 115, item 
531. 



1930, 115, item 
482. 



1930, 115, item 
487. 



226 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 171. 



1930, 115, 
item 639. 



Written 
approval of 
governor and 
council re- 
quired for cer- 
tain expendi- 
tures. 

Certain allow- 
ances included 
in appropria- 
tions for main- 
tenance of 
certain institu- 
tions. 

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 four 
and six to heads 
of departments. 



The unexpended balance of the appropriation made 
by item 639 of chapter one hundred and fifteen of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, for the 
construction and furnishing of a building for 
employees at the North Reading state sanatorium, 
is hereby reappropriated. 

Section 4. No expenditures in excess of appropri- 
ations provided for under this act shall be incurred by 
any department or institution, except in cases of emer- 
gency, and then only upon the prior written approval of 
the governor and council. 

Section 5. The sums appropriated for maintenance 
of certain institutions include allowances for the purchase 
of coal to April first, nineteen hundred and thirty-three, 
and balance representing these sums may be carried forward 
at the end of the fiscal year. 

Section 6. 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 improvements at state institutions until plans and 
specifications have been approved by the governor, unless 
otherwise provided by such rules and regulations as the 
governor may make. 

Section 7. The budget commissioner is hereby directed 
to send a copy of sections four and six of this act to each 
departmental, divisional and institutional head immedi- 
ately following the passage of this act. 

Section 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Objections of 
governor to 
certain items. 



Objections 
sustained. 
Date of 
approval of re- 
mainder of bill. 



{This hill was returned April 15, 1932, hy the governor 
to the house of representatives, the branch in which said 
hill originated, with his objections in writing to the following 
items therein: — 

Item 214b — Disapproved. 
Item 214c — Disapproved. 

The vote being taken April 21, 1932, on the passage of 
said items, the objections of the governor thereto were sus- 
tained, the house having refused, in each instance, to pass the 
item. The remainder of the hill was approved hy the gov- 
ernor April 15, 1932.) 



Chav 171 '^^ ^^'^ permitting the use of facsimile signatures 

OF THE mayor OF BOSTON UPON BONDS, NOTES, SCRIP 
AND CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS ISSUED BY SAID 
CITY. 



Use of facsimile 
signatures of 
mayor of 
Boston per- 
mitted upon 
bonds, notes, 
etc., issued by 
said city. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The mayor of the city of Boston may, by 
a writing filed in the office of the treasurer of said city, 
authorize said treasurer to cause to be engraved or printed 
on any bond, note, scrip or certificate of indebtedness 
which said city is authorized to issue, a facsimile of the 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 172, 173. 227 

mayor's signature, and may, in like manner, authorize 
the said treasurer to stamp a facsimile of such signature 
upon any such instrument, and such facsimile signature 
so engraved or printed or when stamped thereon by the 
mayor or the said treasurer shall have the same validity 
and effect as the mayor's written signature. 

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

Approved April 22, 1932. 

An Act authorizing the town of marshfield to sell (Jfid'n \'J2 

WATER TO THE TOWN OF SCITUATE, AND AUTHORIZING 
the town of SCITUATE TO BUY WATER OF THE TOWN OF 
MARSHFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Marshfield may furnish and Town of 
sell water to the town of Scituate which is hereby authorized ^n watli'^to'"^^ 
to purchase water so sold. Water so furnished and sold *°^" °/ . 

1 11 1 .1 . n 1 ocituate, and 

shall be at a rate or rates to be mutually agreed upon town of 
between said towns acting by their respective boards buy"wate?'of 
of water commissioners. In case of sale, the town of Marehleid etc 
Marshfield shall deliver the water at the boundary line 
between it and the town of Scituate, or at a point as con- 
veniently near as may be agreed upon, and either town 
may, at its own expense, make such extension of its water 
mains and such installation of other facilities and equip- 
ment within the limits of the other town as may be necessary 
for the purposes of this act; provided, that such extension Proviso. 
and installation as may be made by either town within 
the hmits of the other shall be subject in all respects to 
the approval of the other's selectmen. 

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

Approved April 22, 1932. 

An Act further extending the time during which (jhny 173 

certain persons residing in WORCESTER COUNTY WHO ^' 

ARE SUFFERING FROM PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS MAY 
RECEIVE TEMPORARY CARE AND TREATMENT AT CERTAIN 
INSTITUTIONS. 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The periods of time for which the department of pubUc Temporary 
health may arrange for the admission, care and treatment, ment^of^resi^*^' 
at any institution within the commonwealth approved by dentaof 

,vj,,j. PI- • !■ 1 Worcester 

the department, of persons suffermg from pulmonary county suffer- 

tuberculosis who are residents of any of the cities or towns moiar™tSber- 

in Worcester county, under and otherwise subject to the cuiosis, further 

provisions of chapter three hundred and eighty-five of time"!"""" 



228 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 174. 



the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, as amended 
by chapter fifty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty and by chapter sixty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one, are hereby extended to June thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-three. 

Approved April 22, 1932. 



G. L. 175, 

§102, 

amended. 



Chap. 17 4: An Act dispensing with the sworn statement or 

WRITTEN NOTICE REQUIRED BY OR UNDER THE STANDARD 
FIRE INSURANCE POLICY IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and two of chapter 
one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following: 
— If the company has sent an agent or representative 
to the insured for the purpose of investigating, estimating 
or adjusting a loss under such a policy, failure of the insured 
to furnish forthwith to the company either the said sworn 
statement or the said notice in writing shall in no event 
preclude recovery under such pohcy, provided that the 
insured furnishes such sworn statement forthwith when 
requested in writing by the company so to do, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 102. In case of loss under 
any fire insurance pohcy in the standard form prescribed 
by section ninety-nine, the company shall not, in defence 
of any action, avail itself of the omission on the part of 
the insured to furnish forthwith to the company the sworn 
written statement required by said standard form, provided 
the insured has, after such loss, forthwith in writing notified 
the company, at its home office or at the office of the 
agency issuing the pohcy, of the fire, and the location 
thereof, and provided further that the insured, if the 
company, after receiving notice in writing as aforesaid, 
requests him in writing so to do, furnishes the company 
with said sworn statement. If, after receiving written 
notice as aforesaid from the insured, the company does 
not forthwith request of the insured said sworn statement, 
the periods of time within which the company shall, as 
provided in the pohcy, pay the amount for which it is 
liable, or replace the property, or notify the insured of its 
intention to rebuild or repair the premises, shall be com- 
puted from the time when the company received said 
written notice. 

If the company has sent an agent or representative to 
the insured for the purpose of investigating, estimating or 
adjusting a loss under such a policy, failure of the insured 
to furnish forthwith to the company either the said sworn 
statement or the said notice in writing shall in no event 
preclude recovery under such policy, provided that the 



Lack of sworn 
statement of 
loss under any 
standard fire 
insurance 
policy not to 
be taken ad- 
vantage of by 
the company, 
etc. 
Pro\'i808. 



Failure of in- 
sured to fur- 
nish forthwith 
to company 
either sworn 
statement or 
written notice 
not to preclude 
recovery under 
policy, etc. 
Proviso. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 175, 176. 



229 



insured furnishes such sworn statement forthwith when 
requested in writing by the company so to do. 

Section 2. This act shall apply only to claims arising Application 
under policies issued after its effective date. 

Approved April 22, 1932. 



of act. 



An Act authorizing the payment of small amounts (JJmj) 175 



OF "WAGES OR SALARY OF INTESTATE EMPLOYEES 
CERTAIN NEXT OF KIN WITHOUT ADMINISTRATION. 



TO 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section one 
hundred and seventy-eight the following new section: — 
Section 17SA. Wages or salary not in excess of one hun- 
dred dollars, due an employee who dies intestate, may be 
paid by the employer, if no petition for administration 
has then been filed, at any time not less than thirty days 
after the death of the employee, to the surviving husband 
or wife, or to an adult child of the deceased, or, if the 
employer is satisfied that there is no surviving husband 
or wife or adult child, to the surviving father or mother 
of such employee. Such payment shall be a full discharge 
of all obligations of the employer in respect to such wages 
or salary. Approved April 22, 1932. 



G. L. 149, new 
section after 
§ 178. 



Small amounts 
of wages or 
salary of in- 
testate em- 
ployees may 
be paid to 
certain next of 
kin without 
administration. 



City of Boston 
may borrow 
money for the 
reconstruction 
of accepted 
streets, etc. 



An Act authorizing the city of boston to borrow Chnj) 175 

MONEY FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF ACCEPTED STREETS ^' 

NOT exceeding THE UNISSUED BALANCE OF THE AMOUNT 
HERETOFORE AUTHORIZED TO BE BORROWED FOR CERTAIN 
OTHER STREET PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. For the purpose of reconstructing accepted 
streets, the city of Boston may borrow outside the statu- 
tory limit of indebtedness from time to time, within a 
period of two years from the effective date of this act, 
a sum of money not exceeding the balance of the amount 
authorized to be borrowed under the provisions of chapter 
two hundred and sixty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty, as amended by chapter one hundred and sixteen 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, and not 
borrowed thereunder prior to said effective date, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Boston Street Loan, Act of 1932. Each 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such 
loans shall be paid in not more than ten years from their 
dates, but no issue shall be authorized under this act 
unless a sum equal to such authorized issue is also voted 
to be borrowed inside the debt Hmit for similar purposes. 
Except as herein provided, indebtedness incurred under 



May issue 
bonds, etc. 

Boston Street 
Loan, Act of 
1932. 



230 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 177. 



Certain 

authority 

terminated. 



Submission 
to city council, 
etc. 



this act shall be subject to the laws relative to the incurring 
of debt by said city. 

Section 2. Authority to make any further borrowing 
under said chapter two hundred and sixty-four, as amended, 
for purposes therein set forth is hereby terminated. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its ac- 
ceptance 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 22, 1932. 



G. L. 231, 
§ 69, etc., 
amended. 



Chap. 177 An Act eelative to the signing of answers to demands 

CALLING FOR THE ADMISSION OF MATERIAL FACTS, PAPERS 
AND DOCUMENTS IN ACTIONS AT LAW OR SUITS IN EQUITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty-nine of chapter two hundred 
and thirty-one of the General Laws, as most recently 
amended by chapter eighty-three of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and thirtj^-one, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "only" in the sixth line the fol- 
lowing: — , by answer signed by such other party or his 
attorney, — and by striking out the word "he" in the 
seventh line and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
the party filing the demand, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 69. In any action at law or suit in equity a party 
by written demand filed in the clerk's office and notice 
given by copy thereof to the other party or his attorney, 
not less than ten days before the trial of the action or 
suit, may call upon the other party to admit, for the 
purposes of the case only, by answer signed by such other 
party or his attorney, any material fact or facts or the 
execution of any material paper or document which the 
party fifing the demand intends to use at the trial. The 
court may delay the trial until such demand is answered 
and on motion before trial may strike out of such demand 
or any answer filed in response thereto any matter which 
is irrelevant, immaterial or improperly included therein. 
If no answer is filed in the clerk's office within ten days 
after the fifing therein of said demand or within such 
further time as the court may on motion allow, the truth 
of the fact or facts or the execution of the paper or docu- 
ment shall, for the purposes of the case, be held to be 
admitted. Such demand, in so far as it relates to a material 
fact or document, and any answer filed in response thereto 
shall, if offered by the party who filed such demand, be 
admitted in evidence. If the party upon whom such 
demand is made refuses to admit any fact or the execution 
of any paper or document mentioned in the demand, the 
reasonable expense of proving such fact or the execution 
of 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, 



Manner of 
giving notice 
when calling 
upon another 
party to admit 
material facts 
and papers 
and docu- 
ments in 
actions at law 
or suits in 
equity. 

Court may 
delay trial 
until demand 
answered and 
may strike out 
irrelevant, etc., 
matter. 

Effect if no 
answer filed, 
etc. 



Demand and 
answer as 
evidence. 



Party un- 
reasonably re- 
fusing to 
admit facts, 
etc., to pay 
expense of 
proving such 
facts, etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 178. 231 

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. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on the first day Effective date. 
of September in the current year and shall apply only to ^pp^'''*''""- 
actions or suits brought after said day. 

Approved April 22, 1932. 



An Act authorizing the city of woonsocket in the Qhav 178 

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND TO SUPPLY WATER TO THE IN- 
HABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF BELLINGHAM IN THIS COM- 
MONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Woonsocket, in the state of city of 
Rhode Island, a municipal corporation, when duly author- hastate o'f^'^ 
ized so to do by the law of said state of Rhode Island, is ^^"^guppi"^'^ 
hereby authorized to supply water for the extinguishment water to town 
of fires and for domestic and other purposes to the town °^ Beiimgham. 
of Bellingham and to the inhabitants thereof. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the said city city of 
of Woonsocket, when so authorized, may construct and may co°nitmct 
lay conduits, pipes and other works under or over any lands, ^^ftg^^^i^eg" 
water courses, railroads, railways, and public or private etc 
ways, and along such ways, in said town in such manner as 
not unnecessarily to obstruct the same, and for the purpose 
of constructing, maintaining and repairing such conduits, 
pipes or other works, and for all proper purposes of this May enter 
act may enter upon and dig up such lands and ways; upTanX'!etf. 
provided, that said city shall not enter upon or dig up Proviso. 
any private lands or private ways except with the consent 
of the owners thereof, or any public way except with the 
consent of the selectmen; and said city shall restore to the 
satisfaction of the selectmen the public ways dug up or 
otherwise disturbed in said town, and shall pay all damages 
sustained by any person in consequence of any act or 
neglect of said city, its agents and employees, in digging 
up or otherwise disturbing any lands or pubhc or private 
ways in said town under authority hereof. Said city shall Restrictions 
not enter upon, construct or lay conduits, pipes or other uponraUroad 
works within the location of any railroad corporation locations. 
except 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. No source Advice and 
of water supply shall be used for supplying water for depa^toentof 
domestic purposes under this act without first obtaining ^^^^^'^ health, 
the advice and approval of the department of public 
health, and said department may prohibit the furnishing 
of water under this act if at any time, in its opinion, such 
water is not of suitable quahty for drinking or other 
domestic purposes. 



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City of 
Woonsocket 
may distribute 
water througli 
town of 
BelliiiKham, 
may fix and 
collect rates, 
etc. 



Town of 
Bellingliam 
to have right 
to acquire 
property of city 
of Woonsocket 
within town of 
Bellinghani, 
etc. 

Supreme 
judicial court 
to fix amount 
of purcliase in 
case of failure 
to aaree, etc. 



City of 
Woonsocket 
to comply 
with certain 
provisions be- 
fore commenc- 
ing to act 
within state. 



Section 3. The city of Woonsocket, when so authorized, 
may distribute water through said town, or any part there- 
of; may regulate the use of said water, and fix and collect 
rates therefor; and the town of BelHngham acting by and 
through its selectmen, or any individual or corporation, 
may make such contracts with said city for the use of 
water for the extinguishment of fires and for domestic 
and other purposes as may be agreed upon between said 
town, individual or corporation and said city, and said city 
may estabhsh and maintain fountains and hydrants within 
said town, and may relocate or discontinue the same. 

Section 4. The town of Belhngham shall have the 
right at any time to take or acquire by purchase or other- 
wise the property and all rights and privileges of the city 
of Woonsocket within the town of Bellingham, on payment 
to said city of a sum to be agreed upon by said town, at 
an annual town meeting, and by said city. In case the 
said town shall vote to purchase the said property, rights 
and privileges, and cannot agree with the said city upon 
the amount to be paid therefor, then, upon a suit in equity 
brought either by said citj'^ or by the said town, the supreme 
judicial court of the commonwealth shall ascertain and 
fix the said amount, and shall enforce the right of the said 
town to take possession of the said property upon payment 
of the sum so ascertained. 

Section 5. Said city of Woonsocket shall comply with 
section three of chapter one hundred and eighty-one of the 
General Laws, before commencing to act within the com- 
monwealth under this act. Approved April 22, 1932. 



Chap. 179 



Board of 
selectmen of 
town of Arling- 
ton to act as a 
board of 
public works 
exercising the 
powers of cer- 
tain other 
boards and 
town officers, 
etc. 



An Act authorizing the selectmen of the town of 
arlington to act as a board of public works ex- 
ERCISING the powers of SURVEYORS OF HIGHWAYS, 
ROAD COMMISSIONERS, WATER COMMISSIONERS AND SEWER 
COMMISSIONERS AND PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT 
OF CERTAIN OTHER TOWN BOARDS AND OFFICERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of selectmen of the town of 
ArHngton, as constituted from time to time, from and 
after the first annual election following the acceptance 
of this act, shall also be a board of public works, and in 
said capacity shall have and exercise, under the designation 
of selectmen, all the powers, rights and duties possessed 
just prior to said election by the board of public works or 
board of survey of said town created under chapter three 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and four, and vested just 
prior to said election and from time to time by general 
law in surveyors of highways, road commissioners, water 
commissioners or sewer commissioners; and said board 
of public works so created shall thereupon be abolished 
during the time that this section is in operation, and during 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 179. 



23a 



such time the operation of said chapter three shall be 
suspended. 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 law- 
ful successor of the board so abolished. 

Section 2. At the first annual election held in said 
town after said acceptance, the number of selectmen shall 
be increased to five, subject to change, however, as provided 
in chapter forty-one of the (Jeneral Laws. Such increase 
shall be effected in the following manner : — The two 
members of the board of selectmen whose terms have not 
then expired shall continue as such members until the 
expiration of the terms for which they were respectively 
elected, and at such annual election there shall be elected 
one selectman for one year, one for two years and one for 
three years; and at each annual election thereafter, the 
town shall, subject to change as aforesaid, elect successors 
of the members whose terms are then expiring, for the 
term of three years. 

Section 3. The selectmen shall appoint and fix the 
compensation of a superintendent of pubhc works, who 
shall exercise and perform, under the supervision and 
direction of the selectmen, such of the powers, rights and 
duties transferred to them under section one, as they may 
from time to time designate. He shall be responsible 
for the efficient exercise and performance of all such powers, 
rights and duties and shall hold office subject to the will 
of the selectmen. He shall be specially fitted by edu- 
cation, 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 elective or other ap- 
pointive office, nor shall he be engaged in any other busi- 
ness or occupation. He shall give to the town a bond 
with a surety company authorized to transact business 
in the commonwealth as surety, for the faithful performance 
of his duties, in such sum and upon such conditions as the 
selectmen may require, and shall, subject to the approval 
of the selectmen, appoint such assistants, agents and 
employees as the exercise and performance of his powers, 
rights and duties may require. He shall keep full and 
complete records of the doings of his oflfice 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, and from time to time as required 
by the selectmen, he shall make a synopsis of such reports 
for publication. He shall keep the selectmen fully advised 
as to the needs of the town within the scope of his duties 
and shall furnish to the selectmen, on or before December 
tenth in each year, a carefully prepared and detailed 
estimate in writing of the appropriations required during 
the next succeeding fiscal year for the proper exercise and 
performance of all said powers, rights and duties. 

Section 4. The moderator shall be elected by and from 



Number of 
selectmen to 
be increased 
to five. 



How effected. 



Superintendent 
of public 
works, ap- 
pointment, 
duties, etc. 



Bond. 



Appointment 
of assistants, 
etc. 



Report of 
doings, etc. 



To make de- 
tailed estimate 
of aijpropria- 
tions required, 
etc. 



Moderator, 
election, term. 



234 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 179. 



Tree warden, 
appointment. 

All other 
officers and 
boards of 
town, except 
town clerk, etc., 
appointment. 



Provisos. 



If town so 
votes, etc., 
moderator to 
be elected as 
provided in 
1920, 642, § 6. 



If town so 
votes, etc., 
any or all 
officers and 
boards whose 
appointment 
is provided for 
by section 
four shall be 
elected or ap- 
pointed in 
accordance 
with general 
law. 

Proviso. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



the members of the representative town meeting at the 
first session of the town meeting held after the annual 
election, for the term of one year and until his successor 
is qualified; and during such time as the moderator is so 
elected any provision of chapter six hundred and forty- 
two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty to the 
contrary shall cease to be operative. The tree warden 
shall be appointed by the board of park commissioners. 
All other officers and boards of the town, excepting the 
selectmen, the town clerk, the town treasurer, the collector 
of taxes, the board of health, the board of public welfare, 
the school committee, the board of assessors, the board 
of park commissioners, the planning board, and members 
of the finance committee, shall, from and after the first 
annual election held following the acceptance of this act, 
be appointed promptly by the board of selectmen for the 
terms prescribed by law; provided, that all such other 
officers and members of boards shall continue to hold their 
offices for the remainder of the terms for which they were 
respectively elected or appointed; and provided, further, 
that this section shall not authorize the board of selectmen 
to make any appointments required or authorized by law 
to be made by any other town officer or board. 

Section 5. If the town so votes by a majority vote 
of its legal voters present and voting thereon by ballot in 
their respective precincts at any meeting held after three 
years following the annual election at which this act 
becomes fully effective and at least thirty days before the 
annual town election next to be held after such meeting, 
the moderator shall, at such next annual town election 
and thereafter, be elected as provided in section six of said 
chapter six hundred and forty-two. If the town so votes 
by a majority vote as aforesaid at any meeting so held, 
any or all officers and boards whose appointment is provided 
for by section four shall, from and after the annual town 
election next to be held after such meeting, be elected 
or appointed in accordance with general law; provided, 
that all such officers and boards shall continue to hold 
their offices for the remainder of the terms for which they 
were respectively appointed. If the town so votes by a 
majority vote as aforesaid at any meeting so held, sections 
one and three shall, from and after the annual town election 
next to be held after such meeting, be void and of no effect, 
and said chapter three of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and four shall, from and after said election, be in full 
operation and effect, and the said town shall, at said next 
annual election, elect three members of the board of pubhc 
works, one for the term of one year, one for the term of 
two years and one for the term of three years, and shall, 
at each annual election thereafter, elect one member for 
the term of three years. 

Section 6. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the legal voters of said town, present and voting thereon 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 180. 235 

by ballot in their respective precincts at a special meeting 
called for the purpose not later than thirty days before 
the annual town election in the year nineteen hundred 
and thirty-three. At such meeting there shall be placed 
upon the ballot the following question :-— "Shall an act 
passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and thirty-two, entitled 'An act authorizing the Select- 
men of the Town of Arhngton to act as a Board of Public 
Works exercising the Powers of Surveyors of Highways, 
Road Commissioners, Water Commissioners and Sewer 
Commissioners and providing for the Appointment of 
Certain Other Town Boards and Officers', be accepted?" 
If a majority of the votes cast in answer to said question 
are in the affirmative, this act shall become fully effective 
beginning with, and for the purposes of, the next annual 
town election; but if the result of such vote is otherwise, 
this act shall be void. Approved April 22^ 1932. 



An Act making certain changes and corrections in Qh^j) jgn 

THE GENERAL STATUTES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eight of chapter ten of the General g. l. lo, §8, 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth line, amended. 
the words "division of highways of the", — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 8. He shall receive from the United state treas- 
States all sums of money payable to the commonwealth moneyf^om'^ 
under any act of congress for the construction of any high- the United 
ways therein. The sums so received shall be expended highways. 
upon the order or approval of the department of public 
works without specific appropriation. 

Section 2. Section three of chapter twelve of the g. l. 12, §3, 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the a^^ended. 
thirteenth line, the words "the harbor of Boston" and 
inserting in place thereof the words: — - district one, — 
so that the last sentence will read as follows : — All legal Attorney gen- 
services required by such departments, officers, commissions for TOmmon" 
and commissioners of pilots for district one in matters wealth, when. 
relating to their official duties shall, except as otherwise 
provided, be rendered by the attorney general or under 
his direction. 

Section 3. Section three of chapter thirteen of the g. l. 13, §3. 
General Laws, as amended by section sixty of chapter etc, amended. 
three hundred and one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one, is hereby further amended by striking out, 
in the third line as printed in the General Laws, the words 
"such compensation," and inserting in place thereof the 
words : — the compensation of such officers and employees, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 3. The commis- commissioner 
sioner may appoint and remove such officers and employees einpioyelJ."^*^"' 
as the work of the division of civil service may require. 
He may expend for the compensation of such officers and 



236 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 180. 



G. L. 21, 
§§3A andSB, 
repealed. 



G. L. 37, § 22, 
amended. 



Sheriffs to 
account for 
fees, etc. 



G L. 40, §42E, 
amended. 



Appeal to 
board of tax 
appeals. 



G. L. 43, § 44H, 
amended. 



Submission to 
voters of cities 
governed 
under a stand- 
ard form of 
city charter, 
procedure, etc. 



employees and for necessary traveling and other expenses 
for himself, the associate commissioners and employees 
of the division whose duties require them to travel, such 
amounts as are annually appropriated therefor. 

Section 4. Sections three A and three B of chapter 
twenty-one of the General Laws, inserted by section one 
of chapter four hundred and forty-two of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-one, are hereby repealed. 

Section 5. Section twenty-two of chapter thirty- 
seven of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the fourth line, the word ''nineteen" and inserting 
in place thereof the word: — seventeen, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 22. Each sheriff shall keep an 
account of all fees and money received by virtue of his 
office, and, except as otherwise provided, shall annually, 
on or before December fifteenth, render to the county 
treasurer a sworn account thereof and, except as provided 
in section seventeen, pay him the same. 

Section 6. Section forty-two E of chapter forty of the 
General Laws, inserted by chapter three hundred and 
ninety-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, is hereby amended by striking out, in the thirteenth 
and fourteenth lines, the words "superior court for the 
county where the real estate lies" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — board of tax appeals, — so that the 
last sentence will read as follows: — If such petition is 
denied in whole or in part, the petitioner may appeal to 
the board of tax appeals upon the same terms and con- 
ditions as a person aggrieved by the refusal of the as- 
sessors of a city or town to abate a tax. 

Section 7. Section forty-four H of chapter forty-three 
of the General Laws, inserted by section one of chapter 
two hundred and eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-two, is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "inclusive" in the fifteenth line the words: — , 
of chapter forty-three of the General Laws, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 44H. If, in a city governed 
on September first, nineteen hundred and twenty-two, 
by one of the plans provided by this chapter, there is filed 
with the city clerk, not later than one month before a 
regular state election, a petition conforming so far as 
possible to the provisions of sections eight and nine, 
requesting that such city accept the provisions of sections 
forty-four A to forty-four G, inclusive, and bearing the 
signatures of registered voters thereof, duly certified by 
the registrars of voters, to a number equal to at least ten 
per cent of the registered voters thereof at the regular state 
election next preceding such filing, the following question 
shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used in such 
city at the next regular state election: — "Shall sections 
forty-four A to forty-four G, inclusive, of chapter forty- 
three of the General Laws, relative to the nomination by 
prehminary elections of candidates for elective municipal 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 180. 



237 



offices in cities governed under a standard form of city 
charter, be accepted by the city of ?" If 

a majority of the voters voting thereon in such city vote 
in the affirmative, said sections shall take effect therein. 

Section 8. Section fifteen of chapter forty-eight of 
the General Laws, as amended by section two of chapter 
two hundred and eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the ninth line, the words "sections thirteen and 
fourteen" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
section thirteen, — so as to read as follows: — Section 15. 
The forester, the state fire warden or any duly authorized 
assistant, the forest warden in a town or the official per- 
forming the duties of a forest warden in a city, or any 
duly appointed deputy forest warden, the director of the 
division of fisheries and game, a fish and game warden 
or a deputy fish and game warden may arrest without 
warrant any person found in the act of setting, maintaining 
or increasing a fire in violation of section thirteen. They 
shall take precautions to prevent the progress of forest 
fires, or the improper kindling thereof, and upon the discov- 
ery of any such fire shall immediately require the necessary 
assistance in accordance with section ten, the provisions 
of which and of sections eleven and twelve are hereby 
made applicable in such case, and shall notify the local 
forest warden. 

Section 9. Section one of chapter fifty-eight of the 
General Laws, as amended by section sixty-four of 
chapter four hundred and twenty-six of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-one, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "taxes" in the fourteenth fine 
as printed in the General Laws the words: — , or before 
the board of tax appeals, — so that the fifth sentence will 
read as follows: — He may appear before the superior 
court or any board of county commissioners sitting for 
the abatement of taxes, or before the board of tax appeals. 

Section 10. Section six of chapter fifty-eight A of 
the General Laws, inserted by section one of chapter four 
hundred and sixteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty, is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"of" in the second line the words : — section forty-two E 
of chapter forty; — so as to read as follows: — Section 6. 
The board shall have jurisdiction to decide appeals under 
the provisions of section forty-two E of chapter forty; 
sections eleven, fourteen and twenty-five of chapter fifty- 
eight; of clauses seventeenth and twenty-second of section 
five of chapter fifty-nine; of sections seven, thirty-nine, 
sixty-four, sixty-five, seventy-three and eighty-one of 
said chapter fifty-nine; of section two of chapter sixty A; 
of sections forty-five and fifty-one of chapter sixty-two; 
of sections two, five, eighteen A, twenty-eight, fifty-one, 
sixty and seventy -one of chapter sixty-three; of section 
six of chapter sixty-four; of sections five and ten of chapter 



G. L. 48, § 15, 
etc., amended. 



Arrest with- 
out warrant of 
persons illegally 
setting, etc., 
fires. 



Prevention of 
progress of 
forest fires, etc. 



G. L. 58, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



General powers 
and duties of 
commissioner 
of corpora- 
tions and tax- 
ation relative 
to assessment 
of local taxes. 

G. L. 58A, § 6. 
amended. 



Board of tax 
appeals to 
have jurisdic- 
tion to decide 
appeals under 
certain pro- 
visions of law, 
etc. 



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Acts, 1932. — Chap. 180. 



Whenever 
commissioner 
of corpora- 
tions and tax- 
ation or a 
board of asses- 
sors fails to 
act upon 
petition for 
abatement of 
a tax within 
certain time, 
petition to be 
deemed to be 
denied, and 
taxpayer to 
have right to 
take appeal to 
board of tax 



G. L. 63. 
§ 42, etc., 
amended. 



Taxation of 
foreign busi- 
ness corpora- 
tions, alterna- 
tive method 
of determining 
net income 
from business 
in common- 
wealth. 

G. L. 90, § 33, 
etc., amended. 



Fee for regis- 
tration of 
trailers and 
non-gasoline 
driven auto- 
mobiles, etc. 



sixty-four A; of sections twenty-five and twenty-six of 
chapter sixty-five; of section four of chapter sixty-five A; 
and under any other provision of law wherein such juris- 
diction is or may be expressly conferred. Except as other- 
wise provided by law, no appeal to the board shall stay 
the collection of any tax or excise. Whenever the com- 
missioner of corporations and taxation, in this chapter 
called the commissioner, or a board of assessors before 
whom or which a petition for the abatement of a tax is 
or shall be pending fails to act upon said petition, except 
with the written consent of the petitioner, within four 
months of the date of the filing of such petition for abate- 
ment, the petition shall be deemed to be denied, and the 
taxpayer shall have the right to take any appeal from such 
decision to which he may be entitled by law, in the same 
manner as though the commissioner or board of assessors 
had in fact denied the said petition. The period limited 
in any statute for taking an appeal to the board of tax 
appeals shall not begin to run until such a petition for 
abatement of a tax is in fact denied by the commissioner 
or board of assessors. 

Section 11. Section forty-two of chapter sixty-three 
of the General Laws, as amended by section four of chapter 
three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by 
striking out, in the nineteenth line, the words "forty-two 
A", and inserting in place thereof the following: — forty- 
two B, — so that the last sentence will read as follows: — 
The amount thus determined, after making the deduction 
provided for by section forty-two B, shall be the net 
income taxable under this chapter and the foregoing 
determination shall be in lieu of the determination required 
by the preceding section. 

Section 12. Section thirty-three of chapter ninety of 
the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 
two hundred and five of chapter four hundred and twenty- 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, is 
hereby further amended by inserting before the word 
"preceding" in the twentieth line of the fourth paragraph, 
as appearing in section five of chapter three hundred and 
sixteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, 
the word : — second, — so that said fourth paragraph 
will read as follows : — For the registration of every trailer 
and non-gasoline driven automobile used for the trans- 
portation of goods, wares or merchandise except an electric 
motor truck or an electric commercial automobile, fifty 
cents, or, in the case of an electric motor truck or an 
electric commercial automobile so used, twenty-five cents, 
and of every gasoHne driven automobile so used, fifteen 
cents, for every hundred pounds of the weight of such 
vehicle and of its maximum carrying capacity, but in no 
event less than twenty dollars in the case of a non-gasohne 
driven automobile so used or six dollars in the case of a 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 180. 239 

gasoline driven automobile so used; provided, that for Proviso. 
the registration of every automobile of the convertible 
passenger type with box or shp-on body of a carrying 
capacity not exceeding one thousand pounds used for the 
transportation of tools, utensils, goods, wares or merchan- 
dise, the fee shall be fifteen dollars when non-gasoline 
driven and four dollars and fifty cents when gasoline driven, 
and provided further that the provisions of this paragraph 
shall not apply to any vehicle the fee for the registration 
of which is provided for in the second preceding paragraph. 
The aforesaid weight shall mean the weight of such vehicle 
when fully equipped for the road. The commissioner of 
public works may establish rules for determining the 
weight of such vehicle and its maximum carrying capacity, 
and he may in his discretion use the maker's weight with 
due allowance for extras. 

Section 13. Section thirty-four C of said chapter g. l. qo. 
ninetj'', as appearing in section four of chapter three hun- Imtnded. 
dred and eighty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
second line, the words ", three or four" and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — or three, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 34C. Any person applying for the Motor vehicle 
registration of more than one motor vehicle under section p^ bond coleT- 
two or three, or any manufacturer or dealer applying jj'Jf ^""jor^^" 
for registration of motor vehicles under section five, may, vehicle. 
in lieu of procuring a separate policy or bond covering 
each motor vehicle, furnish a single motor vehicle liability 
policy or bond covering all motor vehicles owned or con- 
trolled by him, in which the amounts or limits of in- 
demnity as provided in section thirty-four A for a motor 
vehicle liability policy or bond shall apply to each motor 
vehicle covered thereunder. 

Section 14. Section fifty-three of said chapter ninety, g. l. go, 
as most recently amended by section three of chapter fj^ended! 
three hundred and three of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the last line, the word "craft" and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — aircraft, — so that the last sentence 
will read as follows : — Nothing in this section shall be use of para- 
construed to prohibit the use of parachutes as a means ^^edS 
of safe descent or the release of fine sand or liquid without ^^^'^^^'^'^J g^^. 
containers by a Ughter-than-air aircraft over thinly settled ovlr^certkin " 
areas. 

Section 15. Section one hundred and twenty-three of g. l. 94. 
chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is hereby amended l^ended. 
by striking out, in the eighth line, the words "said sections" 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — section one 
hundred and thirty-eight, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 123. Inspectors, officers, agents and assistants inspectors, 
mentioned in the preceding section shall visit and keep ce?ta?nSace8 
under observation each place within their respective where cattle, 
districts where neat cattle, sheep, swine or other animals forsUughte^r 



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are delivered 
from trans- 
portation, etc. 



G. L. 108A, 
§ 34, amended. 



Right of 
partner to 
contribution 
from co- 
partners after 
dissolution. 



G. L. Ill, 

§110, 

amended. 



Diseases of the 
eyes of infants 
to be reported. 



Examination 
of dentists. 



Proviso. 



G. L. 117, 
§ 35, etc., 
amended. 



intended for slaughter or for sale or use as food are delivered 
from transportation, and shall have at all times free access 
to each such place and to each railroad train or car or 
other vehicle in which such animals are transported, to 
prevent, detect and punish violations of section one hun- 
dred and thirty-eight. 

Section 16. Section thirty-four of chapter one hun- 
dred and eight A of the General Laws, inserted by section 
one of chapter four hundred and eighty-six of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and tw^enty-iwo, is hereby amended 
by striking out, in the third line, the word "shares" and 
inserting in place thereof the word: — share, — so that 
the first paragraph will read as follows: — Where the 
dissolution is caused by the act, death or bankruptcy of 
a partner, each partner is liable to his co-partners for his 
share of any liability created by any partner acting for 
the partnership as if the partnership had not been dis- 
solved unless 

Section 17. Section one hundred and ten of chapter 
one hundred and eleven of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "physician" in the 
seventh line the words : — , or a hospital medical officer 
registered under section nine of chapter one hundred and 
twelve, — so that the second sentence will read as follows: 
— On receipt of such report, or of notice of the same 
symptoms given by a physician, or a hospital medical 
officer registered under section nine of chapter one hun- 
dred and twelve, as provided by the following section, 
the board of health shall take such immediate action as 
it may deem necessary, including, so far as may be possible, 
consultation with an oculist and the employment of a 
trained nurse, in order that blindness may be prevented. 

Section 18. Section forty-five of chapter one hundred 
and twelve of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out, in the sixth and seventh lines, the words 
"the following section" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — section forty -six, — so that the second sentence 
will read as follows : — Any such applicant twenty-one 
years or over and of good moral character who shall furnish 
the board with satisfactory proof that he has received 
a diploma from the faculty of a reputable dental college 
as defined in section forty-six, shall, upon payment of 
twenty-five dollars, be entitled to be examined by the 
board; provided, that any such applicant who shall furnish 
the board with satisfactory proof that he has attended 
such a reputable dental college for four years and has 
successfully passed all examinations of the first, second 
and third years may, upon payment of such fee, be ex- 
amined. 

Section 19. Section thirty-five of chapter one hundred 
and seventeen of the General Laws, as amended by 
section thirty-one of chapter one hundred and fifty-five 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby 



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further amended by striking out, in the seventh and eighth 
hues, the words "sections twelve and" and inserting in 
place thereof the word: — section, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 35. If the board of public welfare 
refuse or neglect to comply with the requirements of the 
three preceding sections, their town shall forfeit one dollar 
for each day's neglect; and the amount of such forfeiture, 
on being certified by the department to the state treasurer, 
shall be deducted from any amount to which said town 
may be entitled in reimbursement for relief as provided 
in section eighteen of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
two; and if no such reimbursement shall be due to said 
town, the forfeiture shall be deducted from any money 
which may be due to it from the commonwealth. 

Section 20. Chapter one hundred and nineteen of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
twelve and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 12. Whoever abandons an infant under the age 
of ten within or without any building, or, being its parent, 
or being under a legal duty to care for it, and having made 
a contract for its board or maintenance, absconds or fails 
to perform such contract, and for four weeks after such 
absconding or breach of his contract, if of sufficient physical 
and mental ability, neglects to visit or remove such infant 
or notify the board of public welfare of the town where 
he resides of his inability to support such infant, shall be 
punished by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction 
for not more than two years; or, if the infant dies by reason 
of such abandonment, by imprisonment in a jail or house 
of correction for not more than two and one half years or 
in the state prison for not more than five years. 

Section 21. Section twenty -one of chapter one hundred 
and twenty of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out, in the first and second lines, the words ", sub- 
ject to section eighteen of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
one," — so that the first sentence will read as follows: — 
They may release on parole, and may place children in 
their custody in their usual homes or in any situation or 
family which has been investigated and approved by the 
trustees. 

Section 22. Section forty-two of chapter one hundred 
and twenty-one of the General Laws, as inserted by section 
one of chapter two hundred and forty-one of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six and as amended by 
chapter three hundred and eighty-nine of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-one, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in the ninth line, the word "twelve," — 
so as to read as follows: — Section ^2. All accounts 
against the commonwealth for allowances to counties, 
cities and towns on account of moneys paid for which 
they are entitled to reimbursement by the commonwealth 
under the provisions of section five of chapter one hundred 
and two, section one hundred and sixteen of chapter one 



Penalty for 
failure of 
boards of 
public welfare 
to comply 
with certain 
requirements. 



G. L. 119. 
amended. 



Abandonment 
of infants. 



G. L. 120, § 21, 
amended. 



Trustees of the 

Massachusetts 

training 

schools. 

Parole and 

placing of 

children. 



G. L. 121, §42, 
etc., amended. 



Approval and 
payment of 
accounts 
against com- 
monwealth on 
account of 
certain poor, 
sick and depen- 
dent persons. 



242 



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Proviso. 



Disapproval 
of accounts. 



G. L. 123. § 90, 
amended. 



Discharge of 
unrecovered 
insane person. 



G. L. 125, § 30, 
amended. 



Purposes of 
reformatory for 
women at 
Framingham. 



G. L. 127, 
§ 151, etc., 
amended. 



hundred and eleven, sections seventeen and eighteen of 
chapter one hundred and seventeen, section six of chapter 
one hundred and eighteen and sections fifteen and eighteen 
of chapter one hundred and twenty-two shall be rendered 
to the department on or before the first day of October 
annually, and shall be for the twelve months ending on 
the thirtieth day of June preceding, and, if rendered as 
aforesaid, approved by the department and certified by 
the comptroller but not otherwise, shall be paid by the 
commonwealth; provided, however, that such accounts 
for the twelve months aforesaid for allowances to a town, 
if rendered at any time prior to the sixtieth day after the 
close of the current fiscal year of the town, may be received 
and, in the discretion of the department and upon certi- 
fication by the comptroller, be allowed and paid when an 
appropriation therefor has been made. Failure to comply 
with the rules and regulations of the department shall be 
ground for disapproval of any account. 

Section 23. Section ninety of chapter one hundred 
and twenty-three of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out, in the fourth and fifth lines, the words 
"either of the two preceding sections" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — section eighty -eight or section 
eighty-nine, — so that the first sentence will read as 
follows: — No unrecovered inmate who is known to have 
committed or attempted to commit violence to others, or 
who in the opinion of the superintendent or manager is, 
or is likely to become dangerous to others, shall be dis- 
charged from or permitted to leave an institution under 
section eighty-eight or section eighty-nine by the trustees, 
superintendent or manager without written approval of 
the department. 

Section 24. Section thirty of chapter one hundred 
and twenty-five of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out, in the first line, the word "Sherborn" and 
inserting in place thereof the word : — Framingham, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 30. The reformatory for 
women at Framingham shall be the prison of the common- 
wealth where all females convicted of crime in the courts 
of the commonwealth or of the United States, and duly 
sentenced or removed thereto, shall be imprisoned and 
detained in accordance with the sentences or orders of 
said courts and the rules and regulations of said institution. 
A department for defective delinquents shall be maintained 
for the custody of persons committed thereto under sections 
one hundred and thirteen to one hundred and twenty- 
four, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 25. Section one hundred and fifty-one of 
chapter one hundred and twenty-seven of the General 
Laws, as amended by section fifty-six of chapter one hun- 
dred and fifty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by inserting 
before the word "to" in the ninth line the words: — by 



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243 



the commonwealth, after notice, — so that the last sentence 
will read as follows: — The expense of his support, not 
exceeding three dollars and fifty cents a week, shall be 
paid by the town where he has a legal settlement, after 
notice to the board of public welfare thereof, or, if he has 
no legal settlement, by the commonwealth, after notice 
to the department of public welfare, of the expiration 
of his sentence and of his condition. 

Section 26. Section ninety-nine 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 nineteen hundred and thirty, is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word "five" in the seventh line the words: 
— or section one hundred and five A, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 99. Owners of property which has 
been damaged or injured or which the owners reasonably 
believe is likely to be injured by any mammal, except deer, 
may, at any time and in such manner as may be necessary 
to protect said property from said mammals, place or 
authorize the placing of traps, for the purpose of taking 
said mammals, of the size and kind not forbidden by 
section one hundred and five or section one hundred and 
five A, on the said land; provided, that the carcasses and 
skins of all protected mammals so taken during other than 
the open season shall not be sold. A written report shall 
be sent by every such owner to the director on or before 
January thirty-first in each year, stating the number 
and kinds of mammals taken under authority of this 
section. 

Section 27. Section five of chapter one hundred and 
thirty-two of the General Laws is hereby repealed, but 
without affecting the provisions of section five of chapter 
one hundred and twenty-six of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and thirty-one. 

Section 28. Chapter one hundred and forty-six of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
sixteen and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section 16. If any insurance company issues a certificate 
of inspection signed by an inspector who does not hold a 
certificate of competency, the commissioner may, if it is 
a domestic company, proceed against it under section six 
of chapter one hundred and seventy-five or may, if it is a 
foreign company, revoke or suspend its license under section 
five of said chapter. 

Section 29. Section eighty-four of chapter one hun- 
dred and forty-nine of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out, in the fifth line, the words "school at- 
tendance officer" and inserting in place thereof the words: 
— supervisor of attendance, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 81^. A summons or warrant issued by any court 
or trial justice having jurisdiction of the violation of any 
provision of sections sixty to eighty-three, inclusive, or 
sections ninety to ninety-seven, inclusive, may be served 



Siok prisoner 
to be cared 
for in prison 
after expiration 
of sentence, 
etc. 



G. L. 131, § 99, 
amended. 



Setting traps 
to protect 
property. 



Proviso. 



Report as to 

mammals 

taken. 



G. L. 132, § 5, 
repealed 
without affect- 
ing 1931, 126, 
§5. 



G. L. 146, § 16, 
amended. 



Acting as in- 
spector of 
boilers for 
insurance com- 
pany without 
a license pro- 
hibited. 



G. L. 149, § 84, 
amended. 



Service of proc- 
ess for violation 
of sections 
relating to 
employment of 
children. 



244 



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G. L. 156, 
§ 54, etc., 
amended. 



Fee for 

increase of 
capital. 



Fee for 
change of 
shares with 
par value to 
shares without 
par value, etc. 



Fee for in- 
crease in num- 
ber of shares 
without par 
value, etc. 

G. L. 157, 

§ 16, amended. 



Agricultural 
and other co- 
operative cor- 
porations with- 
out capital 
stock may enter 
into market- 
ing contracts 
with its 
members. 



G. L. 164, 
§ 33, etc., 
amended. 



Filing fees 
for gas and 
electric com- 
panies. 



G. L. 175 
§ 50, etc., 
amended. 



at the direction of the court or justice by an inspector or 
by a supervisor of attendance or by any officer qualified 
to serve criminal process. 

Section 30. Section fifty-four of chapter one hun- 
dred and fifty-six of the General Laws, as amended by 
section two of chapter three hundred and sixty of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the second, fourth, eighth 
and fifteenth lines, the words "and recording", — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 5Jf. The fees for filing the 
following certificates shall be as follows: 

For filing a certificate providing for an increase of capital 
stock with par value, one twentieth of one per cent of the 
amount by which the capital is increased; but not in any 
case less than twenty-five dollars. 

For filing a certificate providing for a change of shares 
with par value to shares without par value, whether or not 
the capital is changed thereby, one cent for each share 
without par value resulting from such change, less an 
amount equal to one twentieth of one per cent of the total 
par value of the shares so changed; but not in any case 
less than twenty-five dollars. 

For filing a certificate providing for an increase in the 
number of shares without par value, whether or not the 
capital is changed thereby, one cent for each additional 
share; but not in any case less than twenty-five dollars. 

Section 31. Section sixteen of chapter one hundred 
and fifty-seven of the General Laws, inserted by section 
four of chapter four hundred and thirty-eight of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby amended 
by striking out, in the last line, the word "nineteen" and 
inserting in place thereof the word: — eighteen, — so 
that the last sentence will read as follows : — Such con- 
tract shall not be construed as a violation of any provision 
of sections one to seven, inclusive, of chapter ninety-three, 
unless it results in an undue enhancement of the price of 
the product to which the contract applies, nor shall any 
corporation organized under section ten be liable to prose- 
cution for any action reasonable and proper in the exercise 
of the rights and powers conferred by sections ten to 
eighteen, inclusive. 

Section 32. Section thirty-three of chapter one hun- 
dred and sixty-four of the General Laws, as amended by 
section two of chapter forty-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by 
striking out, in the second line, the words "and recording", 
— so as to read as follows : — Section 38. The fees for 
filing the copiesof the votes or certificates required by section 
eight, twenty, twenty-two or twenty-three to be filed with 
the state secretary shall be ten dollars for each copy or 
certificate. 

Section 33. Section fifty of chapter one hundred and 
seventy-five of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 



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245 



two hundred and fifty-three and section four of chapter 
four hundred and fifty, both of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the twentieth hne, the word "who," and by striking 
out, in the twentieth and twenty-first Hnes, the words 
"shall cause them and the endorsement thereon to be 
recorded," — so that the third sentence will read as 
follows : — If he finds that they conform to the require- 
ments of law he shall so certify and endorse his approval 
thereon, and they shall thereupon be filed in the office of 
the state secretary, upon the receipt of a fee of ten dollars, 
and said articles of amendment shall then be deemed to 
be a part of the charter or articles of organization of the 
company. 

Section 34. Section one hundred and fourteen of said 
chapter one hundred and seventy-five, as most recently 
amended by chapter one hundred and fifty-seven of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the fifth line, the word 
"nineteen," — so as to read as follows: — Section 114- 
A company organized under the eleventh clause of section 
forty-seven or under earlier laws relating to such com- 
panies shall not be subject to this chapter, except this 
section and sections three A, four, six, fifteen, sixteen, 
eighteen, nineteen A, twenty-two, twenty-five, twenty- 
six, thirty, thirty-two, thirty-three, forty-four, forty-seven 
to forty-nine, inclusive, fifty-seven to sixty-one, inclusive, 
sixty-nine to seventy-two, inclusive, one hundred and 
sixteen, one hundred and eighty-nine, one hundred and 
ninety-three A and one hundred and ninety-four, and the 
first paragraph, so far as applicable to the title guaranty 
fund, and the third paragraph, of section sixty-two. Such 
company may transact all the kinds of business specified 
in said eleventh clause. 

Section 35. Section one hundred and sixteen A of said 
chapter one hundred and seventy-five, as inserted by 
chapter one hundred and sixty-eight of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-eight and as amended by chapter 
eighty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, 
is hereby further amended by striking out, in the fifth 
line, the word "nineteen," — so as to read as follows: — ■ 
Section 116 A. A foreign company admitted to transact 
business under the eleventh clause of section forty-seven 
shall not be subject to this chapter except this section and 
sections three A, four, fi've, fifteen, sixteen, eighteen, 
nineteen A, twenty-two, twenty-five, twenty-six, one 
hundred and fifty, one hundred and fifty-one, except sub- 
division (5) of clause Second, one hundred and fifty-four, 
one hundred and fifty-five, one hundred and fifty-six, one 
hundred and fifty-eight, one hundred and fifty-nine, one 
hundred and eighty-nine, one hundred and ninety-three 
A and one hundred and ninety-four; provided, however, 
that nothing contained in section one hundred and fifty 



Filing fee for 
articles of 
amendment. 



G. L. 175. 
§ 114, etc., 
amended. 



Title insurance 
companies not 
subject to 
G. L. 175, ex- 
cept, etc. 



G. L. 175, 
§ 116A, etc., 
amended. 



Foreign title 
insurance 
companies not 
subject to 
G. L. 175, 
except, etc. 



Proviso. 



246 



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G. L. 176, I 40, 
etc., amended. 



Fraternal 
benefit so- 
cieties, etc., 
extra rates in 
case of de- 
ficiency. 



Class of 
members at 
higher rates. 



G. L. 180, § 10, 
amended. 



Change of 
purpose of 
corporation. 



or one hundred and fifty-one shall be construed to require 
any person acting as an insurance agent of such a company 
to be licensed under section one hundred and sixty-three. 
Such company may transact all the kinds of business 
specified in said eleventh clause. 

Section 36. Section forty of chapter one hundred 
and seventy-six of the General Laws, as amended by 
chapter one hundred and eighty-nine of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-seven, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in the second and third lines, the words 
"such society" and inserting in place thereof the words: 
— any society subject to section thirty-nine, — and by 
striking out, in the eighteenth and nineteenth Hues, the 
words "the preceding section" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — said section thirty-nine, — so that 
the first two sentences will read as follows : — If the stated 
periodical contributions of the members of any society 
subject to section thirty-nine are insufficient to pay all 
reported death and disabiHty claims in full, and to provide 
for the creation and maintenance of the funds required 
by its by-laws or by this chapter, additional contributions 
or additional, increased or extra rates of contribution shall 
be collected from its members to meet the deficiency, and 
the by-laws of the society shall so provide; and such by- 
laws may provide that upon the written application or 
consent of the member his certificate may be charged with 
its proportion of any deficiency disclosed by valuation, 
with interest not exceeding five per cent per annum. 

In rerating its members or for the purpose of placing 
itself on a sounder financial basis, any domestic society 
and any foreign society now admitted to this common- 
wealth, if it be not in conflict with the laws of its domicile, 
may, if "legally solvent" as defined in said section thirty- 
nine, establish by its constitution and by-laws a separate 
class of members who shall make mortuary contributions 
on the basis prescribed in section eight, to which class all 
new members who from time to time join the society shall 
be assigned, unless such new member or members shall 
otherwise elect, and all present members may at their 
option be transferred at the prescribed rates for such class. 

Section 37. Section ten of chapter one hundred and 
eighty of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the ninth fine, the words "and recorded", — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 10. Such corporation may, 
at a meeting duly called for the purpose, by vote of all its 
members, add to or change the purpose for which it was 
incorporated, if the additional or new purpose is authorized 
by section two. The presiding, financial and recording 
officers and a majority of its other officers having the 
powers of directors shall forthwith make, sign and swear 
to a certificate setting forth such addition to or change of 
purpose, which, having been submitted to the commissioner 



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247 



of corporations and taxation and approved by him, shall 
thereupon be filed in the office of the state secretary. 

Section 38. Section nine of chapter one hundred and 
ninety-four of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out, in the seventeenth and eighteenth Unes, the 
words "or in case he has filed a general bond, after one year 
from the date of his appointment," — so that the last 
sentence will read as follows: — The net proceeds of any 
sale after deducting the expenses thereof and other ad- 
ministration expenses, and such amount as may be required 
for the payment of debts in consequence of a deficiency in 
the personal property, shall, after one year from the time 
of the filing of the administrator's bond, except as provided 
in the following section, be distributed to the persons 
who would have been entitled to said real property in the 
proportions to which they would have been entitled had 
it not been sold. 

Section 39. Section ninety-four of chapter two hundred 
and twenty-one of the General Laws, as amended by section 
forty-six of chapter three hundred and one of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in the third, fourth and fifth lines, the 
words "of courts and all assistant clerks of courts, other 
than clerks and assistant clerks of district courts," and in- 
serting in place thereof the words: — and assistant clerks 
of the supreme judicial and superior courts, — so that 
the first sentence will read as follows : — Except as provided 
in section ninety-three and except as hereinafter provided, 
the salaries of clerks and assistant clerks of the supreme 
judicial and superior courts shall be estabhshed in ac- 
cordance with sections forty-eight to fifty-six, inclusive, 
of chapter thirty-five and shall be paid by their respective 
counties. 

Section 40. Sections seventy-three and seventy-eight 
of chapter two hundred and thirty-one of the General 
Laws are hereby repealed. 

Section 41. Chapter two hundred and fifty-eight of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out 
section three and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 3. If the final decision is in favor of the petitioner, 
the chief justice of the superior court shall certify the 
amount found due, with the legal costs, to the comptroller 
who shall notify the governor; and the governor shall draw 
his warrant for such amount on the state treasurer, who 
shall pay the same from any appropriations made for the 
purpose by the general court. 

Section 42. Section fifteen of chapter two hundred 
and seventy-five of the General Laws is hereby repealed. 

Section 43. Chapter two hundred and seventy-six 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after 
section thirty-seven the following new section : — Section 
37 A. If a person is brought before a district court or trial 
justice for examination upon charge of a capital crime and 



G. L. 194, § 9, 
amended. 



Public ad- 
ministrators 
may sell real 
property of 
the deceased, 
etc. 



G. L. 221, § 94, 

etc., 

amended. 



Salaries of 
clerks and 
assistant clerks 
of courts. 



G. L. 231, 

§§73 and 78, 
repealed. 



G. L. 258, § 3, 
amended. 



Decision in 
favor of 
petitioner. 



G. L. 275, § 15, 
repealed. 

G. L. 276, 
new section 
after § 37. 
Counsel for 
person brought 
before a dis- 
trict court or 



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trial justice 
for examina- 
tion upon 
charce of a 
capital crime, 
etc. 



Compensation. 



G. L. 277, 
§§■18 and 49, 
repealed. 



G. L. 194, § 9, 
to continue in 
effect for cer- 
tain purposes 
notwithstand- 
ing, etc. 



does not waive examination, the superior court may assign 
counsel upon his petition and upon certification of the 
charge to the superior court by the clerk of the district 
court or by the trial justice. The examination shall there- 
upon be continued until the assignment of counsel has 
been made, and certification thereof received by the clerk 
of the district court or by the trial justice, or until the 
petition for assignment of counsel has been otherwise 
disposed of. The superior court may allow reasonable 
compensation for the services at the examination in the 
district court, or before the trial justice, of counsel assigned 
to appear for the accused, if he is otherwise unable to 
procure counsel, and such compensation shall be paid by 
the county where the crime was alleged to have been 
committed. 

Section 44. Sections forty-eight and forty-nine of 
chapter two hundred and seventy-seven of the General 
Laws are hereby repealed. 

Section 45. The provisions of section nine of chapter 
one hundred and ninety-four of the General Laws as effect- 
ive immediately prior to the effective date of this act shall 
continue in effect for the purposes of any general bonds 
then outstanding, notwithstanding the provisions of 
section thirty-eight of this act. Approved April 32, 1932. 



Chap. 181 An Act establishing the salaries of the present clerk 

AND ASSISTANT CLERK OF THE SENATE. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Salaries of 
present clerk 
and assistant 
clerlv of the 
senate estab- 
lished. 

How paid, etc. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause 
substantial inconvenience by delaying beyond a reasonable 
time the payment of compensation provided for therein, 
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 salary of Irving N. Hayden as clerk of 
the senate shall be five thousand dollars, and the salary of 
Thomas A. Chad wick as assistant clerk of the senate shall 
be thirty-five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. The salaries provided for in this act shall be 
paid in the current year from items five and six, respectively, 
of the general appropriation act of the current year, and 
shall be allowed from March fourteenth in said year in 
each case. Approved May 3, 1932. 



Chap. 182 An Act excluding trackless trolley vehicles from 
the provisions of the motor vehicle laws. 

Emergency WJiercas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 

pream le. ^^ defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be 

an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation 

of the pubHc convenience. 



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249 



as G. L. 90. § 1, 
etc., amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter ninety of the General Laws, 
most recently amended by section one of chapter one 
hundred and forty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty-one, is hereby further amended by inserting after the 
word "cars" in the third line of the paragraph defining 
"Motor vehicles", as appearing in section one of chapter 
forty -seven of the acts of said year, the words : — , vehicles 
operated by the system known as trolley motor or trackless 
trollej'' under chapter one hundred and sixty-three, — so 
that said paragraph will read as follows: — "Motor ve- 
hicles", automobiles, semi-trailer units, motor cycles and definkion. 
all other vehicles propelled by power other than muscular 
power, except railroad and railway cars, vehicles operated 
by the system known as trolley motor or trackless trolley 
under chapter one hundred and sixty-three, and motor 
vehicles running only upon rails or tracks, road rollers, 
street sprinklers, snow loaders, power excavators, power 
graders and concrete mixers. ApjJi-oved May 3, 1932. 



'Motor 



An Act continuing and extending the existing pref- 
erence IN THE CLASSIFIED LABOR SERVICE TO PERSONS 
WITH DEPENDENTS. 

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 preserva- 
tion of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter three hundred and sixteen of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-one is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the second line, the word "thirty-two" and inserting 
in place thereof the word: — thirty-three, — so as to read 
as follows : • — Until May fifteenth in the year nineteen 
hundred and thirty-three, the commissioner of civil service, 
on receipt of a requisition from the head of any department, 
board or commission of the commonwealth or of a city or 
town for temporary laborers in the classified labor service, 
shall, in certifying eligible applicants for positions in said 
service, give preference to persons so eligible who have one 
or more persons dependent upon them for support; pro- 
vided, that in giving such preference veterans having such 
dependents shall be preferred over other persons so eligible 
for employment and having such dependents. Employ- 
ment under this act shall not be continued beyond the 
period named in the requisition, which period shall not ex- 
ceed three months. No re-employment or further employ- 
ment shall be allowed at the end of such period, except by 
consent of the commissioner. Approved May 3, 1932. 



Chap. 183 



EmerKency 
preamble. 



1031, 316, 
amended. 



E.vi8ting 
preference in 
classified 
labor service 
to persons 
with depend- 
ents continued 
and extended. 



250 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 184, 185. 



ChaV 184 ^^ ^^'^ EXTENDING THE TIME FOR PERI ORMANCE BY THE 
CITY OF GLOUCESTER OF CERTAIN CONDITIONS RELATIVE TO 
THE CONSTRUCTION AND LEASING BY THE COMMONWEALTH 
OF A FISH PIER IN GLOUCESTER HARBOR. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



1931, 311, §3, 
amended. 



Time for per- 
formance by 
the city of 
Gloucester of 
certain condi- 
tions relative 
to the con- 
struction and 
leasing by the 
commonwealth 
of a fish pier 
in Gloucester 
harbor, ex- 
tended. 



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 three of chapter three hundred and eleven of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-one is hereby amended 
by striking out, in the third and ninth lines, the word 
"thirty-two" and inserting in place thereof in each instance 
the word : — thirty-four, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 3. No work authorized by section one shall be done 
unless, prior to June first, nineteen hundred and thirty-four, 
the city of Gloucester shall effect the transfer to the com- 
monwealth of property authorized by the preceding sec- 
tion and shall agree to construct at its own expense a road 
suitable for heavy trucking and extending from East Main 
street over Parker street in said city to the site of the pro- 
posed pier, nor unless, prior to June first, nineteen hundred 
and thirty-four, a corporation incorporated under the laws 
of this commonwealth, hereinafter called the lessee, shall 
agree to erect on said pier buildings of fire proof construc- 
tion and of a valuation of not less than three hundred 
thousand dollars and shall execute a lease of said pier for a 
term beginning on the date of the completion by the depart- 
ment of the work authorized by section one and ending 
September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and forty-three. 
Said lease shall provide that the lessee shall pay to the 
commonwealth a rental at the rate of twenty-five thousand 
dollars per annum, and shall be subject to such provisions 
and conditions as may be agreed upon by the department 
and the lessee. Approved May 3, 1932. 



Chap. 185 An Act requiring trackless trolley companies to 

FURNISH SECURITY FOR CIVIL LIABILITY ON ACCOUNT OF 
PERSONAL INJURIES OR PROPERTY DAMAGE CAUSED BY 
THEIR VEHICLES. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 163, 
new section 
at end thereof. 
Department 
of public 
utilities may 



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 preserva- 
tion of the public safety and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Chapter one hundred and sixty-three of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following new section: — Section 12. The department of 
its own motion or upon petition of any interested party 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 186. 



251 



may, if after notice and a hearing it finds that such action 
is necessary for the protection of the public, require any 
corporation doing business under this chapter to furnish 
security by bond and/or otherwise, in such amount and of 
such character as it may, from time to time, determine 
and approve, for the payment of any final judgment which 
may be rendered against such corporation for any injury 
to person or property or for damages for causing the death 
of any person, by reason of any negligent or unlawful act, 
on the part of such corporation, its agents or employees, 
in the use or operation of vehicles by said system known 
as trolley motor or trackless trolley. Any bond so required 
shall run to the state treasurer as obligee. Any person so 
injured or damaged, or his executor or administrator, or 
the executor or administrator of any person whose death 
was so caused, may enforce payment of such judgment by 
suit on such bond in the name of the state treasurer, and 
in such suit the court may make any appropriate order for 
the application of any security required as aforesaid. 

Approved May 3, 1932. 



require track- 
leas trolley 
companies to 
furnish se- 
curity for civil 
liability on 
account of 
personal in- 
juries or prop- 
erty damage 
caused by their 
vehicles. 



An Act relative to returns of income distributed fhn^ icg 

BY CERTAIN TRUSTEES AND OTHER FIDUCIARIES TO BENE- ^' 

FICIARIES IN THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty-three of chapter sixty-two of the General 
Laws, as amended by chapter two hundred and ninety of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby 
further amended by inserting immediately before the last 
paragraph the following new paragraph : — 

Every trustee or other fiduciary who is an inhabitant of 
or has derived his appointment from a court of the com- 
monwealth and who in such capacity receives income 
which, if received by an individual inhabitant of the com- 
monwealth, would be taxable under this chapter, but which 
is not so taxable to such trustee or fiduciary, shall file 
with the commissioner for each calendar year during which 
he has distributed to such an inhabitant any such income 
not previously returned, and upon final distribution of the 
estate or trust in case any such income is distributed as 
aforesaid, a return in such form as the commissioner may 
from time to time prescribe, giving the name and residence 
of every such inhabitant and the amount and kind of 
income so distributed to him which is taxable under this 
chapter. Approved May 3, 1932. 



G. L. 62, § 33, 

etc., amended. 



Returns of 
income dis- 
tributed by 
certain trus- 
tees and other 
fiduciaries to 
beneficiaries 
in the com- 
monwealth. 



252 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 187, 188. 



C hap. 1S7 An Act to provide for the dissemination by the Massa- 
chusetts INDUSTRIAL AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION OF 
INFORMATION RESPECTING THE INDUSTRIAL, AGRICUL- 
TURAL AND RECREATIONAL INTERESTS OF THE COMMON- 
WEALTH. 



G. L. 23, §9C, 
amended. 



The Massa- 
chusetts in- 
dustrial and 
development 
commission 
may dissemi- 
nate informa- 
tion respecting 
the industrial, 
agricultural 
and recrea- 
tional interests 
of the com- 
monwealth. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter twenty-three of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by strikmg out section nine C, inserted by section 
one of chapter three hundred and fifty-seven of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 9C. The commission 
may conduct researches into industrial and agricultural 
conditions within the commonwealth, and shall seek to co- 
ordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for 
the promotion of the industrial, agricultural and recrea- 
tional interests in the commonwealth, may prepare, print 
and distribute books, maps, charts and pamphlets, and 
may expend such sums as may be appropriated by the 
general court to carry out the purposes of the foregoing 
provisions of this section and the provisions of the two 
preceding sections. It may, on behalf of the common- 
wealth, accept contributions, and, subject to the approval 
of the governor and council, may expend the same for the 
aforesaid purposes and also for the dissemination, by any 
appropriate means or mediums other than those herein- 
before specified, of information respecting the industrial, 
agricultural and recreational interests of the common- 
wealth. Approved May 3, 1932. 



Chap. 1S8 An Act relative to the assignment of quarters in the 

STATE HOUSE FOR THE USE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS DE- 
PARTMENT OF THE DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS OF THE 
WORLD WAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seventeen of chapter eight of the 
General Laws, as most recentlj^ amended by section one of 
chapter two hundred and twenty-five of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended 
by inserting before the word "and" in the sixth line the 
words: — , of the Disabled American Veterans of the 
World War, — so as to read as follows: — Section 17. 
There shall be set apart and suitably furnished a room or 
rooms in the state house for the use of the Grand Army of 
the Republic of the department of Massachusetts, the 
Massachusetts department of The American Legion, of 
the United Spanish War Veterans, of the Disabled American 
Veterans of the World War and of the Veterans of Foreign 
Wars of the United States, respectively, such room or rooms 
to be under the charge of the state commanders of the 



G. L. 8, § 17, 
etc., amended. 



Rooms in 
state house for 
the several 
departments 
of war 
veterans, etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 189. 253 

respective departments, subject to this chapter. The 
headquarters thus estabUshed for the first named depart- 
ment shall be used for storing its supplies and property, 
relics and mementos of the war of the rebeUion and for ar- 
ranging and preserving a history of persons, who served 
in the army, navy or marine corps during such war in 
organizations of the commonwealth, or of citizens of the 
commonwealth who served in the regular army, navy or 
marine corps of the United States, which said department 
may collect or desire to preserve. The headquarters thus 
established for each of the other departments shall be used 
for storing and preserving the records and other property 
of the department and reHcs and mementos of the World 
war and Spanish war. 

Section 2. Section eighteen of said chapter eight, as g. l. s. § is. 
most recently amended by section two of said chapter two ***' ' ^"^"^ 
hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "Legion" in the fourth line the 
words : — , of the Disabled American Veterans of the 
World War, — so as to read as follows: — Section 18. The Histories, etc, 
histories, relics and mementos of the Grand Army of departments of 
the RepubUc of the department of Massachusetts and the ^c?es''s!biiity!' 
records of the Massachusetts department of the United etc. 
Spanish War Veterans, of The American Legion, of the 
Disabled American Veterans of the World War and of the 
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States shall be 
accessible at all times, under suitable rules and regulations, 
to members of the respective departments and to others 
engaged in collecting historical information. Whenever 
any such department ceases to exist, its records, papers, 
relics and other effects shall become the property of the 
commonwealth. Approved May 3, 1932. 



An Act authorizing the selectmen of the town of QJidj) 189 

NEEDHAM TO ACT AS A BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS EX- 
ERCISING THE POWERS OF HIGHWAY SURVEYORS, WATER 
COMMISSIONERS, SEWER COMMISSIONERS, PARK COM- 
MISSIONERS, BOARD OF SURVEY AND TREE WARDEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follow s: 

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

Needham, as constituted from time to time, from and after Town^i^eld- 

the annual election at which this act becomes fully effec- a^b^ardof '^^ 

tive, shall also be a board of public works, and in said ca- public works 

pacity shall have and exercise, under the designation of powers of cer- 

selectmen, all the powers and duties vested just prior to bo'rrds^a^'nd 

said election and from time to time by general law in the town officers, 

following boards and officers in said town, to wit: — high- ^^''' 
way surveyors, water commissioners, sewer commissioners, 
park commissioners, board of survey and tree warden; 
and such boards and officers shall thereupon be abofished 
during the time that this act is operative. No contracts or 



254 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 189. 



Superintendent 
of public 
works, ap- 
pointment, 
duties, etc. 



Bond. 



Appointment 
of assistants, 
etc. 



Report of 
doings, etc. 



To make de- 
tailed estimate 
of appropria- 
tions required, 
etc. 



Town may 
rescind all 
action taken 
under pro- 
visions of act, 
etc. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



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 offices so abolished. 

Section 2. The selectmen shall appoint, and fix the 
compensation of, a superintendent of public works, who 
shall administer, under the supervision and direction of the 
selectmen, such departments of the town under the control 
of the selectmen as they may designate. He shall be respon- 
sible for the efficient administration of all departments 
within the scope of his duty, 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 elective or other ap- 
pointive office, nor shall he be engas;ed in any other business 
or occupation. He shall give bond to the town for the faith- 
ful performance of his duties with a surety company au- 
thorized to transact business in the commonwealth, as 
surety, in such sum and upon such conditions as the select- 
men may require, and shall, subject to the approval of the 
selectmen, appoint such assistants, agents and employees 
as the performance of the duties of the various depart- 
ments under his supervision may require, and may with like 
approval remove them. He shall keep full and complete 
records of the doings of his office and shall have charge 
of and shall preserve, arrange and index so as to be readily 
accessible to the public all plans, surveys, field notes, 
records, documents and inventories connected with engi- 
neering operations of the town, 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 select- 
men, he shall make a synopsis of all such reports for publi- 
cation. He shall keep the selectmen fully advised as to 
the needs of the town within the scope of his duties, and 
shall furnish to the selectmen, on or before January first 
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 sec- 
tion twenty -three of chapter forty-one of the General Laws, 
the said town, at any time after three years following the 
annual town election at which this act becomes fully effec- 
tive, may rescind, in whole or in part, all action taken under 
its provisions. 

Section 4. This act shall be submitted to the registered 
voters of the town of Needham for acceptance at its an- 
nual town election in the year nineteen hundred and thirty- 
three, in the form of the following question, which shall be 
placed on the official ballot used in the election of town 
officers at said election: "Shall an act passed by the general 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 190. 255 

court in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-two, entitled 
'An Act authorizing the Selectmen of the Town of Need- 
ham to act as a Board of Public Works exercising the 
Powers of Highway Surveyors, Water Commissioners, 
Sewer Commissioners, Park Commissioners, Board of 
Survey and Tree Warden ' be accepted?" If a majority 
of the votes cast in answer to said question are in the affirm- 
ative this act shall take effect beginning with and for the 
purposes of the annual town election in the year nineteen 
hundred and thirty-four; otherwise it shall not take effect. 

Section 5. If this act is rejected by the registered ResubmisBion 
voters of the town of Needham when submitted to said tion^etc^"" 
voters under section four, it may be submitted for ac- 
ceptance from time to time in like manner and with like 
effect at any annual town election in said town not later 
than that in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-six, 
and, if accepted at any such election, shall take effect be- 
ginning with and for the purposes of the annual town 
election in the year next following. 

Approved May 3, 1932. 

An Act authorizing the proprietors of Connecticut Chav.^^O 

RIVER BRIDGE TO EXECUTE A NEW LEASE OF ITS BRIDGE 
BETWEEN GREENFIELD AND MONTAGUE TO THE COUNTY 
OF FRANKLIN. 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Proprietors of Connecticut River Proprietors of 
Bridge, a Massachusetts corporation and hereinafter R°veTBridge 
called the corporation, may, within six months from the ^^ilal^of * 
effective date of this act, lease its bridge over the Con- its bridge be- 
necticut river between the towns of Greenfield and Mon- mdlnl^^^' 
tague to the county of Franklin, and said county, by its ^e colfnty^of 
county commissioners, is hereby authorized to enter into Franklin. 
said lease. Said lease may be from year to year, or for a 
period of years, and may be renewed from time to time. 
Said bridge, during the term of said lease, shall be for the 
use of the pubhc, free from tolls. The corporation may 
reserve in said lease the right to use the upper level of said 
bridge for operating railroad engines and cars. Before 
exercising said right, the corporation shall give to the 
county commissioners of said county at least thirty days' 
notice of its intention so to do, and said county commis- 
sioners, when so notified, may, if they so desire, terminate 
said lease. As part of the consideration for said lease, the 
county of Franklin is hereby authorized to assume, until 
such time as the corporation exercises the right reserved 
as aforesaid to use the upper level of said bridge for operat- 



256 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 191. 



Agreement to 
reimburse 
Franklin 
county. 



Contributions 
toward ex- 
pense of 
maintenance, 
etc. 



Corporation 
may sell 
bridge to 
Franklin 
county, etc. 



ing railroad engines and cars, the expense of maintaining, 
repairing and insuring said bridge, and the liability to pay- 
damages for property damage, personal injury or death 
caused by any defect or want of repair in said bridge. 

Section 2. Upon the execution of a lease as provided 
in section one, the state department of public works is 
hereby authorized to enter into an agreement to reimburse 
said county for not more than one half of the expenses and 
damages paid by it under the provisions of the preceding 
section, to the extent, if any, that said department may 
deem just and equitable. 

Section 3. Said county is hereby authorized to receive 
from the towns of Greenfield and Montague annually con- 
tributions toward the expense of maintenance, repairs and 
insurance incurred by it under section one in such amounts 
as said towns may appropriate therefor at their respective 
annual town meetings, and said towns are hereby authorized 
to make such appropriations. 

Section 4. If, during the term of said lease or any 
renewal thereof, a purchase price is agreed upon by the 
parties, the corporation may sell said bridge, including 
all corporate franchise rights connected therewith, to 
said county of Franklin, and the county commissioners 
of said county are hereby authorized to purchase the 
same. Approved May 4, 1932. 



C/mp.l91 



City of 

Lawrence may 
issue bonds or 
notes for 
purpose of 
funding the 
estimated 
amount whifh 
said city will 
lose by reason 
of closing of 
certain de- 
positories of 
its funds. 



City of 
Lawrence 
Funding Loan, 
Act of 1932. 



An Act authorizing the city of Lawrence to refund 
certain temporary loan notes and to borrow for 
the purpose of funding the estimated amount 
which said city will lose by reason of the closing 
of certain depositories of its funds. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lawrence, for the purpose of 
paying any or all of the outstanding temporary loans of 
the city authorized prior to January first, nineteen hundred 
and thirty-two in anticipation of the revenue of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one, may issue, from time to 
time within a period of two years from the effective date of 
this act, bonds or notes to the amount of five hundred 
thousand dollars which it is hereby estimated the city will 
lose through the liquidation of any closed depository or 
depositories of the funds of said city. Said bonds or notes 
shall bear on their face the words. City of Lawrence Fund- 
ing Loan, Act of 1932. Each authorized issue shall con- 
stitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not 
more than ten years from their dates. Indebtedness in- 
curred under this section shall be within 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 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 192. 



257 



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 serial loans authorized under 
this section due in said year, and shall be expended by him, 
to such extent only, for the payment thereof unless previ- 
ously such principal and interest have been paid or pay- 
ment 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. 

Section 2. The said city may also refund or extend, 
from time to time for a period not exceeding one year from 
the effective date of this act, revenue loans issued on ac- 
count of the revenue of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirty-one and now outstanding to an amount not exceed- 
ing three hundred thousand dollars, the same to be outside 
the statutory limit of indebtedness. 

Section 3. None of the receipts from the collection 
of taxes assessed by said city for the year nineteen hundred ap°propria*te(f 
and thirty-one and prior years and unpaid on January p°urp^gei^° 
first, nineteen hundred and thirty-two shall be appro- 
priated for any purpose other than for the payment of 
liabilities of said city outstanding on said date, or for the 
payment of serial bonds or notes or temporary loans au- 
thorized by this act; and none of the receipts from the 
funds now on deposit in closed depositories of the funds 
of the said city shall be appropriated or used for any pur- 
pose other than for the payment of bonds or notes author- 
ized by section one of this act, or for restoring loan balances 
and moneys belonging to the sinking and trust funds of 
the city and now on deposit in such closed depositories. 

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

Approved May 4, 1932. 



City may 
refund or 
extend certain 
rev'enue loans, 
etc. 



Certain 



An Act relative to arson and certain related 
offences. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and sixty-six of 
the General Laws, as amended in section one by chapter 
three hundred and eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and thirty, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section and inserting in place thereof the following : — 



Chap.192 



G. L. 266, § 1. 
etc., amended. 



258 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 192. 



Penalty for 
burning 
dwelling 
house. 



"Dwelling 

house" 

defined. 



G. L. 266, § 2, 
amended. 

Penalty for 
burning public 
buildings or 
any structure 
not included 
in preceding 
section. 



G. L. 266, §§ 3, 

4 and 6 

repealed. 

G. L. 266, § 5, 

amended. 

Penalty for 
burning wood, 
fence, tree, 
grain, etc., or 
any personal 
property of 
whatsoever 
class or char- 
acter exceeding 
certain value, 
of another, or 
any boat, 
motor vehicle 
or other 
conveyance. 



Section 1. Whoever wilfully and maliciously sets fire to, 
burns, or causes to be burned, or whoever aids, counsels or 
procures the burning of, a dwelling house, or a building 
adjoining or adjacent to a dwelling house, or a building by 
the burning whereof a dwelling house is burned, whether 
such dwelling house or other building is the property of 
himself or another and whether the same is occupied or 
unoccupied, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state 
prison for not more than twenty years. The words "dwell- 
ing house", as used in this section, shall mean and include 
all buildings used as dwellings such as apartment houses, 
tenement houses, hotels, boarding houses, dormitories, 
hospitals, institutions, sanatoria, or other buildings where 
persons are domiciled. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and sixty-six 
is hereby further amended by striking out section two 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 2. 
Whoever wilfully and maUciously sets fire to, burns, 
or causes to be burned, or whoever aids, counsels or pro- 
cures the burning of, a meeting house, church, court house, 
town house, college, academy, jail or other building which 
has been erected for public use, or a banking house, ware- 
house, store, manufactory, mill, barn, stable, shop, outhouse 
or other building, or an office building, lumber yard, ship, 
vessel, street car or railway car, or a bridge, lock, dam, 
flume, tank, or any building or structure or contents thereof, 
not included or described in the preceding section, whether 
the same is the property of himself or of another and whether 
occupied, unoccupied or vacant, shall be punished by im- 
prisonment in the state prison for not more than ten years. 

Section 3. Sections three, four and six of said chapter 
two hundred and sixty-six are hereby repealed. 

Section 4. Said chapter two hundred and sixty-six is 
hereby further amended by striking out section five and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 5. Who- 
ever wilfully and maliciously sets fire to, or burns or other- 
wise destroys or injures by burning, or causes to be burned 
or otherwise so destroyed or injured, or whoever aids, 
counsels or procures the burning of, a pile or parcel of 
wood, boards, timber or other lumber, or any fence, bars or 
gate, or a stack of grain, hay or other vegetable product, or 
any vegetable product severed from the soil and not 
stacked, or any standing tree, grain, grass or other standing 
product of the soil, or the soil itself, or any personal prop- 
erty of whatsoever class or character exceeding a value of 
twenty-five dollars, of another, or any boat, motor vehicle 
as defined in section one of chapter ninety, or other con- 
veyance, whether of himself or another, shall be punished 
by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than three 
years, or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars 
and imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not 
more than one year. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 192. 



259 



Section 5. Said chapter two hundred and sixty-six 
is hereby further amended by inserting after section five 
the following new section: — Section 5 A. Whoever wil- 
fully and mahciously attempts to set fire to, or attempts to 
burn, or aids, counsels or assists in such an attempt to set 
fire to or burn, anj^ of the buildings, structures or property 
mentioned in the foregoing sections, or whoever commits 
any act preliminary thereto or in furtherance thereof, shall 
be punished by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction 
for not more than two and one half years or by a fine of 
not more than one thousand dollars. 

The placing or distributing of any flammable, explosive 
or combustible material or substance or any device in or 
against any building, structure or property mentioned in 
the foregoing sections in an arrangement or preparation 
with intent eventually to wilfully and maliciously set fire 
to or burn such building, structure or property, or to pro- 
cure the setting fire to or burning of the same shall, for the 
purposes of this section, constitute an attempt to burn 
such building, structure or property. 

Section 6. Said chapter two hundred and sixty-six 
is hereby further amended by striking out section eight 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 8. 
Whoever wilfully, mahciously or without reasonable care 
sets or increases a fire upon land of another whereby the 
property of another is injured, or whoever negligently or 
wilfully suffers any fire upon his own land to extend be- 
yond the limits thereof, whereby the woods or property 
of another are injured, shall be punished by a fine of not 
more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for 
not more than one year. 

Section 7. Said chapter two hundred and sixty-six is 
hereby further amended by striking out section ten and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 10. 
Whoever, wilfully and with intent to defraud or injure 
the insurer, sets fire to, or attempts to set fire to, or whoever 
causes to be burned, or whoever aids, counsels or procures 
the burning of, a building, or any goods, wares, merchan- 
dise or other chattels, belonging to himself or another, 
and which are at the time insured against loss or damage 
by fire, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state 
prison for not more than five years or in a jail or house of 
correction for not more than two and one half years. 

Approved May 4, 1932. 



G. L. 266, 
new section 
after § 5. 
Penalty for 
attomptinR, 
or assisting in 
attempt, to 
set fire to or 
burn any of 
buildings, etc., 
mentioned in 
foregoing 
sections. 



What shall 
constitute an 
attempt to 
burn building, 
etc. 



G. L. 266, § 8, 
amended. 

Negligence in 
cases of fires. 



G. L. 266, 

§ 10, amended. 

Penalty for 
burning in- 
.'iured property. 



260 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 193, 194, 195. 



Chap. 193 An Act relative to the tenure of office of the in- 
spector OF BUILDINGS AND THE INSPECTOR OF WIRES IN 
THE TOWN OF WINCHESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inspector of buildings and the inspec- 
tor of wires in the town of Winchester in office at the time 
this act takes effect and any person thereafter appointed 
to fill any vacancy existing in either of such offices shall 
hold office during good behavior and until removed by the 
board of selectmen in accordance with the provisions of 
chapter thirty-one of the General Laws and the rules and 
regulations made thereunder relative to removals from the 
classified public service. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accep- 
tance by a majority of the town meeting members of the 
town of Winchester present and voting thereon at a town 
meeting of said town held within two years after its passage. 

Approved May 4, 1932. 



Tenure of 
office of the 
inspector of 
buildings and 
the inspector 
of wires in 
town of 
Winchester. 



Effective upon 

acceptance, 

etc. 



ChaV 194 ^^ ^^^ SUBJECTING THE OFFICE OF JANITOR OF THE TOWN 
^' HOUSE OF THE TOWN OF HUDSON TO THE CIVIL SERVICE 

LAWS. 



Office of 
janitor of the 
town house of 
the town of 
Hudson sub- 
ject to civil 
service laws. 



Effective upon 

acceptance, 

etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. The office of janitor of the town house of 
the town of Hudson shall, upon the effective date of this act, 
become subject to the civil service laws and rules and regu- 
lations, and the tenure of office of any incumbent thereof 
shall be unlimited, except that he may be removed in 
accordance with such laws and rules and regulations; but 
the person holding said office on said effective date may 
continue therein without taking a civil service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the inhabitants of said town at a town meet- 
ing held within two years after its passage. 

Approved May 4, 1932. 



ChaV 195 -A^ A*^"^ RELATIVE TO THE RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE OF 

JOSEPH H. BONNER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of computing the retire- 
ment allowance to be paid under the provisions of chap- 
ter thirty-two of the General Laws to Joseph H. Bonner, 
retired court officer of the land court, his former service 
as a court officer in the county of Suffolk shall be counted 
as state service. Any provision of said chapter incon- 
sistent herewith shall not apply to said Bonner. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of the date of 
the retirement of the said Bonner. 

Approved May 4, 1932. 



Retirement 
allowance of 
Joseph H. 
Bonner. 



When effec- 
tive. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 196, 197. 



261 



An Act authorizing the town of ware and the ware 
fire district number one to refund certain taxes 

erroneously ASSESSED UPON AND COLLECTED FROM 
VICTORIA GUMULA. • 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

The town of Ware is hereby authorized to refund to 
Victoria Cumula of said Ware the sum of three hundred 
and sixteen dollars, and the Ware Fire District Number 
One is hereby authorized to refund to the said Gumula the 
sum of twenty-nine dollars and eighty-eight cents, which 
sums in each instance have been collected by said town 
and by said district from the said Gumula as taxes upon 
certain real estate in said town and district, which, through 
mistake, were erroneously assumed by the assessors of 
said town to haVe been the property of the said Gumula. 

Approved May 4, 1932. 



Chav.l^Q 



Town of 
Ware and the 
Ware Fire 
District 
Number One 
may refund 
certain taxes 
erroneously 
assessed upon 
and collected 
from Victoria 
Gumula. 



G. L. 60, § 23, 
amended. 

Collectors of 
taxes for any 
city or for 
certain towns 
to furnish 
certificate 
of liens, in- 
cluding un- 
paid water 
rates and 
charges. 



An Act relative to the furnishing by collectors of QJidr, 197 

TAXES OP certificates OF UNPAID WATER RATES AND 
CHARGES AND TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LIENS FOR SUCH 
RATES OR CHARGES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter sixty of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section twenty-three and 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 23. 
The collector of taxes for any city, or for any town having 
more than five thousand inhabitants as determined by the 
last preceding national or state census, shall, on written 
application by any person, and within two days thereafter, 
furnish to such applicant a certificate of all taxes and other 
assessments, including water rates and charges, which 
at the time constitute liens on the parcel of real estate 
specified in such apphcation and are payable on account 
of such real estate. Such certificate shall be itemized 
and shall show the amounts then payable on account of 
all such taxes and assessments, rates and charges, so far as 
such amounts are fixed and ascertained, and if the same are 
not then ascertainable, it shall so be expressed in the certifi- 
cate. Any town officer or board doing any act toward 
establishing any such tax, assessment, lien or charge upon 
any real estate in the town shall transmit a notice of such 
act to the collector of taxes. Such collector of taxes shall 
charge one dollar for each certificate so issued, and the 
money so received shall be paid into the town treasury. 

Section 2. Chapter forty of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section forty-two A, as 
inserted by chapter three hundred and ninety-one of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three and as most 
recently amended by chapter fifty-six of the acts of nine- 



Fee, etc. 



G. L. 40, § 42A, 
etc., amended. 



262 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 198. 



Unpaid water 
rates to be 
lien upon real 
estate, etc., in 
certain cities, 
towns and 
water districts. 
Certificate of 
acceptance of 
statute, filing, 
recording, etc. 



Sections to 
apply to cer- 
tain water 
districts, etc. 



Application 
of section two. 



teen hundred and twenty-seven, and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section Jj.2A . If the rates and 
charges due to a city or town or water district, which 
accepts this and the five following sections by vote of its 
city council or of the voters in town or district meeting and, 
by its clerk, files a certificate of such acceptance in the 
proper registry of deeds, for supplying water to any real 
estate at the request of the owner or tenant, including 
interest and costs thereon, as established by local regula- 
tions, ordinances or by-laws, are not paid within sixty days 
after their due date, the same shall be a lien upon such 
real estate in the manner hereinafter provided, but such 
lien shall attach only for water supplied during the year 
next prior to the filing of the statement in the registry of 
deeds as provided in section forty-two B. Each register 
of deeds shall record such certificate of acceptance in a book 
to be kept for the purpose, which shall be placed in an 
accessible location in the registry. The five following 
sections shall also apply to a water district which has 
accepted sections forty-two A to forty-two F, inclusive, 
and whose clerk has so filed the certificate of acceptance, 
and wherever in said sections the word "town" and the 
phrase "board or officer in charge of the water depart- 
ment" or "board or officer having control of the water 
department" appear, they shall also mean and include such 
water district and its water commissioners or officers 
exercising similar powers, respectively. A fire district 
authorized to supply water shall, for the purposes of said 
sections, be deemed a water district. 

Section 3. The provisions of section two shall apply 
to all unpaid rates and charges for water supphed 
before the effective date of this act, if prior to said date no 
statement in relation to such rates or charges has been filed 
for record in the registry of deeds under section forty-two B 
of chapter forty of the General Laws. 

Approved May 4, 1932. 



Chap.U)8 



The Preachers' 
Aid Society 
of the New 
England 
Annual Con- 
ference of the 
Methodist 
Episcopal 
Church may 
make con- 
tracts to pay 
annuities. 



An Act authorizing the preachers' aid society of the 
new england annual conference of the methodist 
episcopal church to make contracts to pay annui- 
ties and validating certain contracts already 
made by the said corporation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Preachers' Aid Society of the New 
England Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, a corporation established by law in this common- 
wealth, may, in consideration of the receipt of funds to be 
devoted to the purposes for which it is incorporated, bind 
itself to pay fixed yearly sums in one or more payments 
each year to such person or persons as may be agreed upon, 
for a term of years or for the life of such person or persons. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 199, 200. 



263 



Section 2. Any such contracts made by said cor- Certain prior 
poration prior to the effective date of this act, in so far as \^iidat'ed. 
they are illegal for want of authority to make the same, are 
hereby validated. Approved May 4, 1932. 



Chap. 199 



An Act subjecting the office of the agent of the 
board of public welfare of the town of hudson 
to the civil service laws. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of the agent of the board of pub- office of agent 
lie welfare of the town of Hudson shall, upon the effective puWifwe'ifare 
date of this act, become subject to the civil service laws HudsMsub- 
and rules and regulations, and the tenure of office of any jecttocivii 
incumbent thereof shall be unlimited, except that he may "^^vice laws. 
be removed in accordance with such laws and rules and 
regulations; but the person holding said office on said 
effective date may continue therein without taking a civil 
service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accep- Effective upon 
tance by vote of the inhabitants of said town at a town ^^^^^^pt^'^'^e, 
meeting held within two years after its passage. 

Approved May 4, 1932. 



Chap.200 



1923, 410, §9, 
amended. 



An Act relative to certain payments to members of 

THE retirement SYSTEM OF THE CITY OF WORCESTER 
WHO CEASE TO BE EMPLOYEES OF SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nine of chapter four hundred 
and ten of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three 
is hereby amended by inserting after the word "board" in 
the sixth line the words : — A member who has attained 
said age shall be retired for superannuation on the day 
following the expiration of thirty days after ceasing, by 
resignation, discharge or for any reason other than death, 
to be an employee, — so as to read as follows: — Section 9. 
A member of this retirement system who shall have at- 
tained age sixty shall upon his own application be retired 
for superannuation within thirty days after the filing of oVsixty.'^' ^^^ 
such application, or he may upon the application of the 
head of his department be retired for superannuation by 
the retirement board. A member who has attained said 
age shall be retired for superannuation on the day follow- 
ing the expiration of thirty days after ceasing, by resigna- 
tion, discharge or for any reason other than death, to be 
an employee. A member whose retirement is apphed for 
by the head of his department shall be entitled to a notice 
of such application and to a hearing before the retirement 
board; provided, that he requests such hearing in writing Proviso 
within ten days of the receipt of such notice. 



Worcester re- 
tirement act. 
Retirement 
for superan- 



Notice and 
hearing. 



264 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 201, 202. 



Retirement 
for superan- 
nuation at age 
of seventy. 

1923, 410, § 16, 
amended. 



Payment if 
member ceases 
to be employee 
for reason 
other than 
death. 



A member of this retirement system who shall have 
attained age seventy shall be retired for superannuation 
on the day following his attainment of said age. 

Section 2. Section sixteen of said chapter four hundred 
and ten is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"member" in the first line the words: — , before becoming 
eligible to retirement, — and by striking out, in the second 
and third lines, the words "or retirement", — so that the 
first paragraph of said section will read as follows: — Should 
a member, before becoming eligible to retirement, cease 
to be an employee by resignation or discharge or for any 
reason other than death, he shall be paid the amount of his 
accumulated deductions, and his membership in the retire- 
ment system shall thereupon cease. Should a member die 
before retirement, his accumulated deductions shall be 
paid to his legal representative. Approved May 4, 1932. 



Chap.201 An Act authorizing co-operative banks to become 

MEMBERS OF CERTAIN LEAGUES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by adding after section forty-nine the 
following new section: — Section 50. Any such corporation 
may, by vote of a majority of its directors, become a mem- 
ber of a league or leagues organized for the purpose of pro- 
tecting and promoting the interests of co-operative banks, 
and may pay to such league or leagues its proportionate 
share of the expenses thereof, together with such contribu- 
tion to the purposes of the league or leagues as may in the 
opinion of the directors of such corporation be reasonable 
and necessary. Approved May 4, 1932. 



G. L. 170, 
new section 
after §49. 
Co-operative 
banks may 
become mem- 
bers of certain 
leagues. 



Chap.202 An Act establishing in the town of wellesley repre- 
sentative TOWN GOVERNMENT BY LIMITED TOWN MEET- 
INGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There is hereby established in the town 
of Wellesley the form of representative town govern- 
ment by limited town meetings hereinafter set forth. 

Section 2. The registered voters of each precinct 
in said town shall, at the next ensuing annual town elec- 
tion held after the acceptance of this act, and the regis- 
tered voters of any precinct affected by any revision of 
precincts shall at the first annual town election following 
such revision, and conformably to the laws relative to 
elections not inconsistent with this act, elect by ballot from 
residents of the precinct town meeting members, other 
than the officers designated in the by-laws of the town as 
town meeting members ex officiis, as authorized by section 
four, to the largest number which is divisible by three and 



Representa- 
tive town 
government by 
limited town 
meetings in 
town of 
Wellesley. 
Town meeting 
members, 
election, 
terms, etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 202. 



265 



which will make the representation of such precinct in the 
approximate proportion which the number of registered 
voters therein bears to the total number of registered 
voters in the town, and which will cause the total mem- 
bership to be as nearly two hundred and forty as may be. 
The first third in the order of votes received of members 
so elected shall serve three years, the second third in such 
order shall serve two years and the remaining third in 
such order shall serve one year from the day of such elec- 
tion; and thereafter except as herein provided, at each 
annual town election the registered voters of each precinct 
shall, in like manner, elect as town meeting members for 
the term of three years, one third of the number of elected 
town meeting members to which such precinct is entitled 
and shall, at such election, fill for the unexpired term or 
terms any vacancies then existing in the number of town 
meeting members in such precinct. 

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

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

Section 3. After the acceptance of this act, the boun- 
daries of the precincts shall be reviewed, and, if need be, 
wholly or partly revised, by the selectmen in December, 
once in five years, or in December of any year when so 
directed by a vote of a representative town meeting held 
not later than November twentieth of that year, but no 
precinct shall contain less than four hundred registered 
voters. 

The selectmen shall, within ten days after any revision 
of the precincts, file a report of their doings with the town 
clerk, the registrars of voters and the assessors, with a map 
or maps or description of the precincts and the names and 
residences of the registered voters therein. The selectmen 
shall also cause to be posted in the town hall a map or maps 
or description of the precincts as revised from time to time, 
with the names and residences of the registered voters 
therein; and they shall also cause to be posted in at least 
one public place in each precinct a map or description of 
that precinct, with the names and residences of the regis- 
tered voters therein. Any revision of the voting precincts 
shall take effect upon the date of the filing of the report 



Tie vote. 



Notice to 
members 
elected. 



Revision of 
precincts. 



Selectmen to 
report doings, 
etc. 



Revision of 
precincts, 
effective date. 



266 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 202. 



Town clerk 
to give written 
notice to state 
secretary. 

Meetings of 
voters, when 
and where to 
be held. 



Certain pro- 
visions of 
Gener.il Laws 
to apply, etc. 



When terms of 
office of certain 
elected town • 
meeting mem- 
bers shall cease. 
Town meetings 
limited to 
elected town 
meeting mem- 
bers and 
certain desig- 
nated town 
meeting 
members at 
large. 

Notice of 
town meetings. 



Town meetine 
members to be 
judges of 
election of 
members. 
Quorum. 



Meetings 
public. 
No com- 
pensation. 



Resignations. 



Removal from 
town or pre- 
cinct, effect. 



Nomination of 
candidates for 
town meeting 
members, how 
made. 



thereof by the selectmen with the town clerk. Whenever 
the precincts are revised, the town clerk shall forthwith 
give written notice thereof to the state secretary, stating 
the number and designation of the precincts. Meetings 
of the registered voters of the several precincts for elec- 
tions, for primaries, and for voting upon any question to be 
submitted to all the registered voters of the town, shall be 
held on the same day and at the same hour and at such 
place or places within the town as the selectmen shall in the 
warrant for such meeting direct. The provisions of chap- 
ters fifty to fifty-six, inclusive, of the General Laws, re- 
lating to precinct voting at elections, so far as the same are 
not inconsistent with this chapter, shall apply to all elec- 
tions and primaries in the town. 

The terms of office of all elected town meeting members 
from every precinct revised as aforesaid shall cease upon 
the election, as herein provided, of their successors. 

Section 4. Any representative town meeting held 
under the provisions of this act, except as otherwise pro- 
vided herein, shall be limited to the town meeting mem- 
bers elected under section two, together with such town 
meeting members at large as may be provided for by the 
by-laws of the town, and authority to adopt such by-laws 
is hereby conferred. 

The town clerk shall notify the town meeting members 
of the time and place at which representative town meetings 
are to be held, the notices to be sent by mail at least seven 
days before the meeting. The representative town meet- 
ing shall be the judges of the election and qualifications of 
the elected members thereof. A majority of the town 
meeting members shall constitute a quorum for doing 
business; but a less number may organize temporarily 
and may adjourn from time to time, but no town meeting 
shall adjourn over the date of an election of town meeting 
members. All town meetings shall be public. The town 
meeting members as such shall receive no compensation. 
Subject to such conditions as may be determined from time 
to time by the members of the representative town meeting, 
any registered voter of the town who is not a town meeting 
member may speak at any representative town meeting, 
but shall not vote. A town meeting member may resign 
by filing a written resignation with the town clerk, and 
such resignation shall take effect on the date of such filing. 
A town meeting member who removes from the town 
shall cease to be a town meeting member, and a town 
meeting member who removes from the precinct from 
which he was elected to another precinct may serve only 
until the next annual town meeting. 

Section 5. Nomination of candidates for town meet- 
ing members to be elected under this act shall be made by 
nomination papers, which shall bear no political designa- 
tion, shall be signed by not less than ten voters of the pre- 
cinct in which the candidate resides, and shall be filed with 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 202. 



267 



the town clerk at least ten days before the election; pro- 
vided, that any town meeting member may become a 
candidate for re-election by giving written notice thereof 
to the town clerk at least thirty days before the election. 
No nomination papers shall be valid in respect to any 
candidate whose written acceptance is not thereon or 
attached thereto when filed. 

Section 6. The articles in the warrant for every 
town meeting, so far as they relate to the election of the 
moderator, town officers and town meeting members, and, 
as herein provided, to referenda, and all matters to be 
acted upon and determined by ballot, shall be so acted 
upon and determined by the registered voters of the town 
in their respective precincts. All other articles in the 
warrant for any town meeting shall be acted upon and 
determined exclusively by town meeting members at a 
meeting to be held at such time and place as shall be set 
forth by the selectmen in the warrant for the meeting, sub- 
ject to the referendum provided for by section nine. 

Section 7. A moderator shall be elected by ballot 
at each annual town election, and shall serve as moderator 
of all town meetings, except as otherwise provided by law, 
until a successor is elected and qualified. Nominations for 
and election of a moderator shall be as in the case of other 
elective town officers, and any vacancy in the office may be 
filled by the town meeting members at a meeting held for 
that purpose. If a moderator is absent, a moderator pro 
tempore may be elected by the town meeting members. 

Section 8. Any vacancy in the full number of town 
meeting members from any precinct, whether arising from 
a failure of the registered voters thereof to elect, or from 
any other cause, may be filled, until the next annual elec- 
tion, by the remaining members of the precinct from among 
the registered voters thereof. Upon petition therefor, 
signed by not less than ten town meeting members from the 
precinct, notice of any vacancy shall promptly be given 
by the town clerk to the remaining members from the pre- 
cinct in which the vacancy or vacancies exist, and he shall 
call a special meeting of such members for the purpose of 
filling such vacancy or vacancies. He shall cause to be 
mailed to every such member, not less than five days before 
the time set for the meeting, a notice specifying the object, 
time and place of the meeting. At the said meeting a 
majority of the members from such precinct shall constitute 
a quorum, and they shall elect from their own number a 
chairman and a clerk. The choice to fill any vacancy 
shall be by ballot, and a majority of the votes cast shall be 
required for a choice. The chairman and clerk shall count 
the ballots and shall make a certificate of the choice and 
forthwith file the same with the town clerk, together with 
a written acceptance by the member or members so chosen, 
who shall thereupon be deemed elected and qualified as a 
town meeting member or members, subject to the right of 



Proviso. 



Warrant 
articles, how 
acted upon, 
etc. 



Moderator, 
election, etc. 



Moderator 
pro tempore. 

Vacancies in 
full number 
of town meet- 
ing members, 
filling, etc. 



Notice of 
vacancy. 



Calling of 

special 
meeting. 



Choice by 
ballot. 

Certificate of 
choice, etc. 



268 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 202. 



Votes, when 
operative, etc. 



Referendum. 



Filing, etc. 



Question, how 
stated upon 
ballot, etc. 



all the town meeting members to judge of the election and 
qualifications of the members as set forth in section four. 

Section 9. A vote passed at any representative town 
meeting authorizing the expenditure of twenty thousand 
dollars or more for the acquisition of land, or for the con- 
struction, alteration or enlargement of any building, or for 
other than the usual departmental appropriations, or 
authorizing the incurring of debt, except temporary 
loans in anticipation of revenue or reimbursement from the 
commonwealth or the county of Norfolk, or establishing a 
new board or office or abolishing an old board or office or 
merging two or more boards or offices, or fixing the term of 
office of town officers, where such term is optional, or in- 
creasing or reducing the number of members of a board, 
or adopting a new by-law, or amending or repealing an 
existing, by-law, shall not be operative until after the ex- 
piration of five days, exclusive of Sundays and holidays, 
from the dissolution of the meeting. If, within said five 
days, a petition, signed by not less than three per cent of 
the registered voters of the town, containing their names 
and addresses as they appear on the list of registered 
voters, is filed as hereinafter provided asking that the 
question or questions involved in such a vote be submitted 
to the registered voters of the town at large, its operation 
shall be further suspended and the selectmen, after receiv- 
ing the certificate of the registrars of voters as hereinafter 
provided, shall forthwith call a special meeting for the sole 
purpose of presenting to the registered voters at large the 
question or questions so involved. 

The petition shall be termed a referendum petition. 
It shall be filed in the office of the town clerk before five 
o'clock in the afternoon of the fifth day after the dissolu- 
tion of the meeting. Signatures thereto need not be all 
on one paper but all such papers relating to one vote shall 
be fastened securely together and filed as one instrument 
with the endorsement thereon of the person or persons 
filing the same and the time of filing shall be immediately 
noted thereon by the town clerk. Immediately after the 
expiration of the time within which referendum petitions 
may be filed, the town clerk shall notify the registrars of 
voters, who shall examine any such petition seasonably 
filed, and within five days determine by what number of 
registered voters it is signed in conformity with the provi- 
sions of this section and what percentage that number is of 
the total number of registered voters of the town and certify 
their findings to the selectmen, and at the same time send 
a copy of the same to the person or to one of the persons 
who filed the petition. 

Each question so submitted shall be in the form of the 
following question, which shall be placed upon the official 
ballot: — "Shall the town vote to approve the action of 
the representative town meeting whereby it was voted 
(brief description of the substance of the vote)?" 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 202. 



269 



The polls at such special meeting shall be opened not later 
than two o'clock in the afternoon and shall be closed not 
earlier than eight o'clock in the evening, and all votes 
upon any questions so submitted shall be taken in the 
several precinct meetings by ballot, and the check list 
shall be used in the same manner as in the election of town 
officers. 

If a majority of the registered voters of the town voting 
thereon, and at least twenty per cent of all the registered 
voters, shall vote in the negative, the action of the repre- 
sentative town meeting shall be null and void, otherwise it 
shall take effect immediately upon the declaration by the 
selectmen of the vote upon the referendum. 

If such a referendum petition is not filed within said 
period of five days, the vote of the representative town 
meeting shall become operative and effective upon the 
expiration of said period. 

Section 10. The town of Wellesley, after the accept- 
ance of this chapter, shall have the capacity to act through 
and to be bound by its town meeting members, who shall, 
when convened from time to time as herein provided, con- 
stitute representative town meetings; and the representa- 
tive town meetings shall exercise exclusively, so far as will 
conform to the provisions of this act, all powers vested in 
the municipal corporation. Action in conformity with all 
provisions of law now or hereafter applicable to the trans- 
action of town affairs in town meeting, shall, when taken 
by any representative town meeting in accordance with the 
provisions of this act, have the same force and effect as if 
such action had been taken in a town meeting open to all 
the voters of the town as organized and conducted before 
the establishment in said town of representative town 
meeting government. 

Section 11. This act shall not abridge the right of the 
inhabitants of the town to hold general meetings, as se- 
cured to them by the constitution of this commonwealth; 
nor shall this act confer upon any representative town 
meeting in said town the power finally to commit the town 
to any measure affecting its municipal existence or sub- 
stantially changing its form of government without action 
thereon by the voters of the town at large, using the ballot 
and the check list therefor. 

Section 12. This act shall be submitted to the regis- 
tered voters of the town of Wellesley for acceptance at its 
annual town election in the year nineteen hundred and 
thirty-three. The vote shall be taken by ballot in accord- 
ance with the provisions of the general laws, so far as the 
same shall be applicable, in answer to the question, which 
shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used in the 
several precincts in said town at said election: — "Shall 
an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen 
hundred and thirty-two, entitled 'An Act establishing in 
the Town of Wellesley Representative Town Government 



Opening and 
closing of 
polls, etc. 



Negative vote. 



Affirmative 
vote. 



Vote, when 
operative if no 
petition filed. 



Powers of 
town and its 
town meeting 
members, etc. 



Certain rights 
not abridged, 
etc. 



Submission to 
voters of town 
of Wellesley, 
etc. 



270 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 203, 204. 



Resubmission 
after rejec- 
tion, etc. 



by Limited Town Meetings', be accepted by this town?" 
If accepted by a majority of the voters voting thereon, this 
act shall thereupon take effect for all purposes incidental 
to the annual town election in said town in the year nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-four, and shall take full effect 
beginning with said election. 

Section 13. If this act is rejected by the registered 
voters of said town when submitted to said voters under 
section twelve, it may be submitted for acceptance in like 
manner to such voters at any annual town election in said 
town not later than the annual town election in the year 
nineteen hundred and thirty-six, and, if accepted by a 
majority of the voters voting thereon at such an election, 
shall thereupon take effect for all purposes incidental to the 
next annual town election in said town, and shall take full 
effect beginning with said election. 

Approved May 4, 1932. 



Chap.20S An Act authorizing the city of boston to borrow 

MONEY FOR PARK PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and 
constructing a park in the vicinity of Nashua and Leverett 
streets in the city of Boston, said city may borrow, outside 
the statutory limit of indebtedness, 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 aggre- 
gate, one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Nashua Street Park Loan, Act of 1932. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, 
and such loans shall be paid in not more than twenty years 
from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized under 
this act unless a sum equal to such authorized issue is voted 
for the same purpose to be raised from the proceeds of 
indebtedness incurred within the statutory limit of indebted- 
ness. Except as herein provided, indebtedness incurred 
under this act shall be subject to the laws relative to the 
incurring of debts by said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its ac- 
ceptance during the current year by vote of the city council 
of said city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not 
otherwise. Approved May 4, 1932. 



City of 
Boston may 
borrow money 
for park 
purposes. 



Nashua Street 
Park Loan, 
Act of 1932. 



Effective upon 

acceptance, 

etc. 



Chap.204: An Act relative to the disposition op unclaimed be- 
longings AT CERTAIN STATE HOSPITALS, KNOWN AS 

"patients' valuables". 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L. 123, Chapter one hundred and twenty-three of the General 

afterlsoA. Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section thirty- 
nine A, inserted by chapter one hundred and seventy-six 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 205. 



271 



Disposition of 
unclaimed be- 
longings at 
certain state 
hospitals, 
known as 



of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, the following new 
section: — Section SOB. Property, known as "Patients' 
Valuables", belonging to, or deposited for the benefit of, 
former patients of any state hospital, which shall have re- 
mained unclaimed for more than one year, shall be disposed 
of as hereinafter provided, by the superintendent of such vafuabies' 
state hospital and a representative of the department 
designated by it, acting as a special board for said purpose, 
but only if all known next of kin of the former patient shall 
have been notified in writing by the said superintendent. 
The board shall ascertain whether the property has any 
sale value and, if so, shall solicit from at least three repu- 
table dealers in like property offers for the purchase thereof, 
and shall sell the same to the dealer offering the highest 
price. The proceeds of such sale shall be added to the 
funds of the hospital known as "Patients' Funds" and shall 
be disposed of as provided in section thirty-nine A. The 
board may dispose of such of said property as, in its opinion, 
has no sale value, or any of said property for which no offer, 
solicited as aforesaid, has been received, in such manner as 
it may deem proper. A complete record of each trans- 
action hereunder shall be made and signed by both mem- 
bers of the board and filed with the other records at the 
hospital relating to the former patient whose property 
shall have been disposed of as aforesaid. 

Approved May 4, 193^. 



An Act providing for the extension of the main sewer nhpj. 905 

OF THE south METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE SYSTEM FROM ^' 

ITS PRESENT TERMINUS IN BOSTON TO NEWTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The metropolitan district commission shall 
construct and maintain an extension of the main sewer 
of the south metropolitan sewerage system from its present 
terminus at or near Oak square in the city of Boston to a 
point in the city of Newton near the Newton-Boston 
boundary line, and, for this purpose, may exercise all the 
powers conferred upon it by chapter ninety-two of the 
General Laws relative to the construction, maintenance 
and operation of systems of sewage disposal. 

Section 2. To meet the expenditures necessary in 
carrying out the provisions of section one, the state treas- 
urer shall, upon the request of the commission, issue and 
sell at public or private sale temporary notes of the com- 
monwealth. Such temporary notes shall be issued, and 
may be renewed, for such maximum term of years as the 
governor may recommend to the general court in accord- 
ance with section three of Article LXII of the amendments 
to the constitution of the commonwealth, and shall bear 
interest at such rate as shall be fixed by the state treasurer, 
with the approval of the governor and council. The total 



The metro- 
politan district 
commission 
may extend 
main eewer 
of the south 
metropolitan 
sewerage 
system from 
present termi- 
nus in Boston 
to Newton. 



State treasurer 
to issue and 
sell at public 
or private sale 
temporary 
notes of com- 
monwealth, 
etc. 



272 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 206, 207. 



amount of all notes issued hereunder shall not exceed the 
sum of one hundred thousand dollars. The interest and 
note requirements on account of the moneys expended 
in constructing that part of the south metropolitan sewerage 
system provided for in section one and the cost of mainte- 
nance and operation thereof shall be deemed to be, and shall 
be paid as, a part of the interest, sinking fund or serial 
bond requirements and costs specified in chapter four 
hundred and twenty-four of the acts of eighteen hundred 
and ninety-nine and acts in amendment thereof and in 
addition thereto and affecting the same, and shall be ap- 
portioned, assessed and collected in the manner provided 
by the provisions of chapter ninety-two of the General 
Laws relative to the south metropolitan sewerage system. 

Approved May 10, 1932. 



Chap. 206 An Act interpretative of certain provisions of law 

RELATIVE TO THE VOTING RIGHTS OF PERSONS RECEIVING 
CERTAIN FORMS OF PUBLIC AID. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter fifty-one of the General Laws, as 
most recently amended by section one hundred and sixty- 
eight of chapter four hundred and twenty-six of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one, is hereby further amended 
by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph : — 

No person who actually supports himself and his family 
shall be deemed to be a pauper under this section by reason 
of the commitment of his wife, child or other relative to a 
state hospital or institution of charity, reform or correction 
by order of a court or magistrate, and of his inability to 
maintain such person therein; or who, to the best of his 
ability, has attempted to provide for himself and his de- 
pendents and has not been a mendicant, and who, through 
no crime or misdemeanor of his own, has come into grievous 
need and receives aid or assistance given temporarily, or 
partial support continuously, to him or his family, or who 
receives assistance under the provisions of chapter one 
hundred and eighteen A. Approved May 10, 1932. 



G. L. 51, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



Voting rights 
of persons 
receiving 
certain forms 
of public aid. 



Chap. 207 An Act authorizing the reconstruction of the junc- 
tion OF SOUTH BORDER ROAD, FOREST STREET AND 
FELLSWAY west in THE CITY OF MEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follow s: 

Section 1. The metropolitan district commission, here- 
inafter called the commission, is hereby authorized to lay 
out and construct, in accordance with the provisions of 
chapter ninety-two of the General Laws relative to the 
laying out and construction of parkways and boulevards, a 
traffic circle and/or such other alterations, improvements 
or relocations as, in the opinion of the commission, are 



The metro- 
politan district 
commission 
may reconstruct 
the junction of 
South Border 
road, Forest 
street and 
Fellsway west 
in city of 
Medford. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 208. 



273 



desirable for improving traffic conditions at the junction 
of South Border road, Forest street and Fellsway west in 
the city of Medford, and may, for that purpose, take by 
eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General 
Laws, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, such lands or 
rights in lands as it shall deem necessary. 

Section 2. For the purpose of carrying out the work Expenditure 
authorized by this act, the commission may expend, sub- 
ject to appropriation, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand 
dollars, to be apportioned as follows: — -One half of such 
expenditures shall be paid by the cities and towns of the 
metropolitan parks district in proportion to the respective 
taxable valuations of the property of said cities and towns, 
as defined in section fifty-nine of said chapter ninety-two, 
and the remaining one half shall be paid from the Highway 
Fund. . Approved May 10, 1932. 



How appor- 
tioned. 



An Act authorizing the county of dukes county to 
borrow money for the purpose of contributing to 
the cost of construction of highways in the towns 
of tisbury and oak bluffs. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of contributing to the cost 
of the construction by the state department of public works 
of a highway in the town of Tisbury and a highway in the 
town of Oak Bluffs, the county commissioners for the 
county of Dukes County may from time to time borrow 
upon the credit of the county such sums as may be neces- 
sary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, twenty-five thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Dukes County 
Highway Loan, Act of 1932. Each authorized issue shall 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable 
in not more than five years from their dates. Such bonds 
or notes shall be signed by the treasurer of the county and 
countersigned by a majority of the county commissioners. 
The county may sell the said securities at public or private 
sale upon such terms and conditions as the county com- 
missioners may deem proper, but not for less than their 
par value. Indebtedness incurred hereunder shall, except 
as herein provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five of the 
General Laws. 

Section 2. The treasurer of said county, with the ap- 
proval of the county commissioners, may issue tem- 
porary notes of the county, payable in not more than one 
year from their dates, in anticipation of the issue of serial 
bonds or notes under this act, 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 act. Any notes issued in 
anticipation of the serial bonds or notes shall be paid from 
the proceeds thereof. 



Chap.20S 



County of 
Dukes County 
may borrow 
money for pur- 
pose of con- 
tributing to 
cost of con- 
struction of 
highways in 
towns of 
Tisbury and 
Oak Blufifs. 

Dukes County 
Highway 
Loan, Act 
of 1932. 



County treas- 
urer may 
issue tem- 
porary notes of 
county, etc. 



274 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 209. 



Effective upon SECTION 3. This Ect shall take effect upon its ac- 
acceptance, etc. (jeptance during the current year by the county com- 
missioners of said county, but not otherwise. 

Approved May 10, 1932. 



Chap. 209 An Act relative to the appointment of health officers 

AND CERTAIN OTHER EMPLOYEES BY UNIONS OF TWO OR 
MORE TOWNS AND RELATIVE TO THE PAYMENT OF EXPENSES 
OF SAID UNIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and eleven of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section twenty-seven A, 
inserted by chapter seventy-seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-nine, and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 27 A. Two or more towns may, 
by vote of each, form a district for the purpose of employing 
therein a health officer and necessary assistants and clerks, 
all of whom shall be annually appointed by a joint com- 
mittee composed of the boards of health of said towns. 
Persons so employed shall perform such duties and receive 
such compensation as said joint committee shall determine 
and, in so far as their duties in a given town are concerned, 
shall be the employees of and responsible to the regularly 
constituted board of health of said town. Said joint com- 
mittee shall annually elect a chairman and a secretary and 
shall determine the relative amount of service to be per- 
formed in each town of the district by persons employed 
hereunder. The treasurer of one of the towns of the district 
designated by the joint committee shall be treasurer of the 
district and shall give to the district a bond with a surety 
company authorized to transact business in the common- 
wealth as surety, for the faithful performance of his duties 
as treasurer of the district, in such sum and upon such 
conditions as the joint committee may require. Said 
joint committee, annually in the month of December, shall 
estimate the amount of money required to pay the costs 
and expenses of the district for the following year, shall 
fix and determine the proportion of such costs and expenses 
to be paid by the respective towns thereof during such year 
and shall certify the amount so determined for each such 
town to the assessors thereof who shall include the same in 
the tax levy of such year. Upon order of the board of 
health of each such town, the town treasurer thereof shall, 
from time to time, subject to the provisions of section 
fifty-two of chapter forty-one, pay to the district treasurer 
such sums not exceeding the amount certified by the joint 
committee as the town's share of the costs and expenses 
of the district. The district treasurer shall disburse the 
money so received, upon warrants approved by a majority 
of said joint committee and signed by the chairman and 
from di8tl!^fct. sccrctary thereof. Any constituent town may, by vote 



G. L. 111. 

§27A, 

amended. 



Appointment 
of health 
officers by 
unions of two 
or more towns. 



Duties. 



Chairman and 
secretary. 



Treasurer. 



Estimate of 
cost. 



Proportion of 
cost to be paid 
by towns, etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 210, 211, 212. 



275 



passed prior to December first in any year, withdraw from 
the district, such withdrawal to become effective on Janu- 
ary first following. This section shall not apply in the 
county of Barnstable nor shall it authorize any city to 
join in forming such a district. Approved May 10, 1932. 



Not applicable 
to Barnstable 
county, etc. 



An Act authorizing and directing the metropolitan Chap. 210 

DISTRICT commission TO RECONSTRUCT THE EXISTING 
ROADWAY ALONG THE NANTASKET BEACH RESERVATION IN 
THE TOWN OF HULL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The metropolitan district commission is hereby author- 
ized and directed to reconstruct the existing roadway 
along the Nantasket beach reservation in the town of Hull. 
After an appropriation has been made therefor, said com- 
mission may expend a sum not exceeding sixty thousand 
dollars for said purpose, of which amount one half shall be 
paid from the highway fund and one half shall be included 
in the amounts to be assessed for maintenance of the 
Nantasket beach reservation as provided by law. 

Approved May 10, 1932. 



The metro- 
politan district 
commission 
may recon- 
struct the 
existing road- 
way along the 
Nantasket 
beach reser- 
vation in town 
of Hull. 



Chap. 211 



An Act relative to extortion or compulsion of 
conduct by threat. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and sixty-five of the General Laws o. l. 265, §25, 
is hereby amended by striking out section twenty-five and ^™^^ ^ ' 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 25. Penalty for 
Whoever, verbally or by a written or printed communica- comp*X7on'^of 
tion, maliciously threatens to accuse another of a crime or \^^^^^ ^^ 
offence, or by a verbal or written or printed communica- 
tion maliciously threatens an injury to the person or prop- 
erty of another, with intent thereby to extort money or 
any pecuniary advantage, or with intent to compel any 
person to do any act against his will, shall be punished by 
imprisonment in the state prison for not more than fifteen 
years, or in the house of correction for not more than two 
and one half years, or by a fine of not more than five thou- 
sand dollars, or both. Approved May 10, 1932. 



An Act providing for cutting brush, clearing and 
other work on land in the town of saugus acquired 
by the metropolitan district commission for park- 
way or boulevard purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

To provide for the employment of additional labor as a 
measure of relief during the present unemployment emer- 
gency, the metropolitan district commission is hereby 
authorized and directed to improve the land taken for 
parkway or boulevard purposes under the provisions of 



Chap.212 



The metro- 
politan district 
commission 
may improve 
the land in 
town of 
Saugus ac- 
quired for 



276 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 213, 214. 



parkway or 
boulevard 
purposes. 
Cost, etc. 



section twenty-two of chapter four hundred and twenty 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, by cutting 
brush, clearing and other appropriate work. The cost of 
said work shall not exceed ten thousand dollars and shall be 
paid by the cities and towns of the metropolitan parks dis- 
trict in proportion to the respective taxable valuations 
of the property of such cities and towns, as defined in sec- 
tion fifty-nine of chapter ninety-two of the General Laws. 
Persons employed hereunder shall not be subject to civil 
service laws or the rules and regulations made thereunder. 

Approved May 10, 1932. 



Chap. 213 An Act further extending the time during which 

CERTAIN PERSONS RESIDING IN THE TUBERCULOSIS 
HOSPITAL DISTRICT OF CHELSEA, REVERE AND WINTHROP 
WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS 
MAY RECEIVE TEMPORARY CARE AND TREATMENT AT 
CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Temporary 
care and 
treatment of 
residents of 
certain tuber- 
culosis hospital 
district suffer- 
ing from pul- 
monary tuber- 
culosis. 



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 health and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The periods of time for which the department of public 
health may arrange for the admission, care and treatment, 
at any institution within the commonwealth approved by 
the department, of persons suffering from pulmonary 
tuberculosis who are residents of any of the municipalities 
comprising the tuberculosis hospital district of Chelsea, 
Revere and Winthrop, under and otherwise subject to the 
provisions 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 and by chapter sixty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one, are hereby extended to June thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-four. 

Approved May 12, 1932. 



Chap.214. An Act relative to the mount greylock war memprial 

COMMISSION. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Mount 
Greylock 
War Memorial 
Commission, 
term of service 
extended, etc. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would defeat 
its purpose, the said commission expiring by time limita- 
tion on May twenty-ninth in the current year, 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 term of service of the Mount Greylock War 
Memorial Commission, established under chapter four 
hundred and eleven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty, is hereby extended to the first day of June in the year 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 215, 216. 



277 



nineteen hundred and thirty-three. During the period of 
its extended service, the said commission may exercise and 
perform all the powers and duties conferred upon it by 
said chapter four hundred and eleven, and, in addition, 
may expend from any unexpended balance of appropria- 
tions heretofore made for its use, for the purpose of meeting 
expenditures incident to the fitting dedication of the Grey- 
lock War Memorial, such sums, not exceeding in the aggre- 
gate twenty-five hundred dollars, as the governor and 
council may approve. Approved Mmj 12, 1932. 



An Act authorizing the boston city hospital to Qfidj) 215 

HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause Emergency 
substantial inconvenience, 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 two of chapter one hundred and seventy-four of 
the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty is hereby amended 
by striking out, in the third line, the word "one" and in- 
serting in place thereof the word : — ten, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 2. Said corporation shall have 
authority to take and hold real and personal estate to an 
amount not exceeding ten million dollars, which may be 
given, granted, bequeathed or devised to it, and accepted 
by the trustees for the benefit of the City Hospital of the 
city of Boston or any purpose connected therewith. Money 
received by it shall be invested by the treasurer of the city 
of Boston under the direction of the finance committee of 
said city; 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 shall be 
appropriated according to the terms of the donation, devise 
or bequest, under the direction of said corporation. 

Approved May 12, 1932. 



1880, 174, § 2, 
amended. 



Trustees of 
the City Hos- 
pital of the 
city of Boston 
may hold real 
and personal 
estate not 
exceeding ten 
million dollars. 



Proviso. 



An Act incorporating the central credit union fund, Chap.216 
INC., and defining its powers and duties. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend Emergency 
to defeat its purpose as a measure of relief in the existing p'-eambie. 
financial emergency, 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 1. The Industrial Credit Union, the Gilco Central 

Credit Union and the Progressive Workmen's Credit Fund,*inc",°° 

Union, their associates and successors, are hereby made a incorporated. 
corporation by the name of Central Credit Union Fund, 



278 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 216. 



Purpose. 



Capital un- 
limited, etc. 



Government 
of corporation. 



Requirements 
for becoming 
member of 
corporation. 



Withdrawal 
from corpora- 
tion. 



Investment of 
funds, etc. 



By-laws. 



Report to 
commissioner 
of banks. 
Examination. 



Duration of 
act. 



Inc., hereinafter referred to as the corporation, to be located 
in the city of Boston. It shall be the purpose of the cor- 
poration to assist such credit unions as become members 
thereof, when they are temporarily in need of cash or hold 
investments which cannot readily be liquidated, by making 
loans to them or any of them, and it shall have the rights 
and powers and be subject to the duties and obligations 
hereinafter provided. 

Section 2. The capital of the corporation shall be 
unlimited in amount and shall consist of shares of the par 
value of ten dollars each, which shares shall be issued and 
dividends paid thereon in the manner provided by its 
by-laws, and the government of the corporation shall be 
vested in such officers and in a board of directors to consist 
of such number and to be chosen in such manner as said 
by-laws shall prescribe. 

Section 3. Any credit union incorporated under the 
laws of the commonwealth may become a member of the 
corporation by subscribing for, purchasing and holding not 
less than five nor more than two thousand shares of its 
capital stock, but no member credit union shall invest in 
said shares more than five per cent of its total assets. A 
credit union may withdraw as a member of the corporation 
in such manner as the by-laws of the corporation shall 
prescribe. 

Section 4. The corporation may invest its funds in 
loans to member credit unions in such manner as its by- 
laws shall prescribe and may borrow money for said pur- 
pose. It may also invest its funds in the funds and securi- 
ties which are legal investments for savings banks in this 
commonwealth under the provisions of subdivisions 
(a), (6), (c) and (d) of clause Second of section fifty-four 
of chapter one hundred and sixty-eight of the General Laws, 
and in deposits in trust companies or savings banks in- 
corporated under the laws of this commonwealth or in 
national banks located therein. 

Section 5. The corporation shall make and adopt 
by-laws which shall, in addition to the matters hereinbefore 
subjected to regulation thereby, provide for such other 
regulations as it may deem necessary to effect the purposes 
of this act, and no such by-law or regulation, or any amend- 
ment thereto, shall become effective until it has been 
approved in writing by the commissioner of banks. 

Section 6. The corporation shall make a report to the 
commissioner of banks, in such form and at such times as 
he may prescribe, and shall be examined at least once in 
each year by said commissioner or his examiners, the 
cost of which examination shall be borne by the corporation. 

Section 7. This act shall be operative for a period of 
five years from its effective date, and at the expiration of 
said period the corporation shall be liquidated in such man- 
ner as the commissioner of banks shall prescribe. 

Approved May 12, 1932. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 217, 218. 279 



An Act authorizing savings banks and savings de- Qfidj) 217 

PARTMENTS OF TRUST COMPANIES TO GRANT LOANS ON 
PROOFS OF CLAIM OF DEPOSITORS IN CLOSED SAVINGS 
BANKS AND SAVINGS DEPARTMENTS OF TRUST COMPANIES. 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Deposits in savings banks and in savings savings 
departments of trust companies and the income derived ga^ngs^de- 
therefrom may be invested in loans to any depositor in a partmen^aof 
savings bank, or in the savings department of a trust panies to grant 
company, in possession of the commissioner of banks under ^oi^cMm oFde- 
section twenty-two of chapter one hundred and sixty-seven positors in^ 
of the General Laws, payable and to be paid or renewed at banka and 
a time not exceeding one year from the date thereof, evi- partmlnla'of 
denced by a note of such depositor in such form as the trust com- 
said commissioner may approve, with a pledge as collateral ^'^'"®®' 
of an assignment of the certificate of proof of claim for such 
deposit, at such percentage of said claim as the board of 
investment of the savings bank or the investment com- 
mittee of the trust company making such loan may approve, 
but not in excess of fifty per cent of said claim. The 
aggregate of such loans made by any savings bank or 
savings department of a trust company under this act, 
and outstanding at any one time, shall not exceed two per 
cent of the deposits in such bank or department. 

Section 2. This act shall become inoperative on Jan- wiien inopera- 
uary first, nineteen hundred and thirty-eight, except with '^^' ^ ^' 
respect to any loan granted under it prior to said date. 

Approved May 12, 1932. 

An Act providing that the sale or taking of real Qhav. 21S 

PROPERTY for PAYMENT OF UNPAID TAXES THEREON 
SHALL NOT PREJUDICE PROCEEDINGS FOR THE ABATEMENT 
OF SUCH TAXES. 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws is g. l. 59, new 
hereby amended by inserting after section sixty-five the ^j^^*'°" ^f**"" 
following new section: — Section 65 A. No sale or taking saie or taking 
of real property for non-payment of taxes shall affect the lli^for'^°^y. 
hearing of any application for abatement of such taxes ment of unpaid 
duly made under any provision of this chapter prior to the not^to*preju" 
institution of proceedings for such sale or taldng, or the dice proceed- 



280 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 219. 



ings for the 
abatement of 
such taxes. 



Application 
of act. 



institution, hearing or disposition of any proceeding aris- 
ing from such appHcation. If a final finding be made that 
the person aggrieved by the assessment of such taxes is 
entitled to an abatement, he shall be granted such reason- 
able abatement as justice may require. In case the pur- 
chaser of the property is other than the town, the person 
so aggrieved shall be entitled to relief in the same manner 
and in the same amount, including interest and charges, 
as if the payment made to the town for the purchase of the 
property had been made as a direct payment of the taxes, 
interest and charges for the non-payment of which the 
property was sold. In case the property is taken or pur- 
chased by the town, the person so aggrieved shall be en- 
titled to have the amount to be paid or tendered in re- 
demption under the provisions of section sixty-two of 
chapter sixty reduced to the amount which would have 
been required to have been so paid or tendered if the abate- 
ment had become effective before the taking or purchase. 
Section 2. This act shall apply to all applications for 
abatement of taxes on real property filed subsequently to 
the first day of October, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, and prior to the institution of proceedings for the sale 
or taking of such property, whether any such application 
be made before or after the effective date of this act, and to 
all proceedings arising from any such application. 

Approved May 12, 1932. 



Chap.219 An Act authorizing the county op dukes county to 

BORROW MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING A 
BRIDGE OVER THE OUTLET OF SENGEKONTACKET POND IN 
THE TOWNS OF EDGARTOWN AND OAK BLUFFS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. For the purpose of paying the cost of the 
construction of a bridge over the outlet of Sengekontacket 
pond in the towns of Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, the county 
commissioners for the county of Dukes County may from 
time to time borrow upon the credit of the county such 
sums as may be necessary, not exceeding in the aggregate 
fifteen thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes of 
the county therefor, which shall bear on their face the 
words, Dukes County Bridge Loan, Act of 1932. Each 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such 
loans shall be payable in not more than five years from their 
dates. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the treas- 
urer of the county and countersigned by a majority of the 
county commissioners. The county may sell the said 
securities at public or private sale upon such terms and 
conditions as the county commissioners may deem proper, 
but not for less than their par value. Indebtedness in- 
curred hereunder shall, except as herein provided, be 
subject to chapter thirty-five of the General Laws. 



County of 
Dukes County 
may borrow 
money for 
purpose of 
constructing a 
certain bridge. 



Dukes County 
Bridge Loan, 
Act of 1932. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 220, 221, 



281 



Section 2. The county treasurer, with the approval of County treas- 
the county commissioners, may issue temporary notes of rssu'eTe'^m- 
the county, payable in not more than one year from their Jj^couii^'etc 
dates, in anticipation of the issue of serial bonds or notes 
under this act, 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 act. Any notes issued in anticipaition of the 
serial bonds or notes shall be paid from the proceeds thereof. 

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

Approved May 12, 1932. 



Effective upon 

acceptance, 

etc. 



Chap.220 



An Act regulating the amount of deposits by any 
savings bank in a national bank or trust company. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Clause Seventh of section fifty-four of chapter one g. l. les, 
hundred and sixty-eight of the General Laws, as most levl^n't.h, etc 
recently amended by chapter one hundred and forty of the amended. 
acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the second paragraph and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — 

Such corporation may deposit not more than two and 
one half per cent of its deposits in any banking association 
incorporated under the authority of the United States and 
located in this commonwealth, and in any trust company 
incorporated in this commonwealth; but such deposit 
shall not in any case exceed five hundred thousand dollars, 
if made by any such corporation having deposits of fifty 
million dollars or less, or one million five hundred thousand 
dollars, if made by any other such corporation, nor shall 
such deposit if made by any such corporation exceed in any 
case twenty-five per cent of the capital stock and surplus 
fund of such association or trust company. 

Approved May 12, 1932. 



Amount of 
deposits by 
any savings 
bank in a 
national bank 
or trust com- 
pany regulated. 



An Act authorizing the release in certain instances Chav 221 
OF poor prisoners confined for non-payment of 

FINES and expenses ONLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio ws: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twenty-seven of g. l. 127, 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section Imended. 
one hundred and forty-six and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 11^.6. If a poor prisoner has been Discharge in 
confined in a iail or house of correction for three months certain in- 

, '' , i> <^ r> 1 stances of poor 

under one or more sentences tor fane or fane and expenses prisoners con- 
only, the jailer, master or keeper shall make a report thereof, payl^t of"" 
in Suffolk county to the municipal court of the city of ^enserolif " 
Boston, and in other counties to a district court. The 



282 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 222. 



G. L. 279, § 9, 
amended. 



Second 
sentence for 
non-payment 
of fine, except, 
etc. 



court shall inquire into the truth of the report, and may 
require the jailer, master or keeper to bring the prisoner 
into court. If the court finds that the report is true, and 
that the prisoner since his confinement has not had any 
property, real or personal, with which he could have paid 
the amount or amounts for which he was committed, it 
shall, if it finds that he is held for no other cause, and may, 
if it finds that he is held only for one or more other sen- 
tences for fine or fine and expenses, order the sheriff, master 
or keeper to discharge the prisoner. A person under 
guardianship may have the benefit of this section, although 
it appears that he has property held under guardianship, 
if it also appears that such property is beyond his actual 
control; and if he is discharged the commonwealth may, 
in an action of tort brought within one year after the dis- 
charge, recover from his guardian, if he has assets, the 
amount of fines or fines and expenses remaining unpaid. 

Section 2. Section nine of chapter two hundred and 
seventy-nine of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out, in the first line, the word "If" and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — Except as provided in 
section one hundred and forty-six of chapter one hundred 
and twenty-seven, if, — so as to read as follows: — Section 
9. Except as provided in section one hundred and forty- 
six of chapter one hundred and twenty-seven, if a convict 
is sentenced to pay a fine in more than one case and has 
been committed to a jail, house of correction or other 
prison for refusing to pay such fine, the subsequent sen- 
tence shall take effect upon the expiration of the imprison- 
ment under the former sentence. 

Approved May 12, 1932. 



Chap.222 



Department of 
public works 
to dredge a 
channel from 
Quincy bay to 
the Wollaston 
and Squantum 
yacht clubs, 
etc. 



No work 
until, etc. 



Apportion- 
ment of ex- 
penditures, etc. 



An Act providing for the dredging by the department 
OF public works of a channel from quincy bay to 
the wollaston and squantum yacht clubs and of a 
basin in front of said clubs. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The department of public works is hereby authorized 
and directed to dredge a channel, to a depth of not less than 
six feet at mean low water, extending from Quincy bay 
southwesterly to the area in front of the Wollaston Yacht 
Club and the Squantum Yacht Club, located on the Quincy 
shore reservation, and to dredge a basin in said area to a 
depth of not less than eight feet at mean low water. No 
work shall be begun hereunder until the city of Quincy has 
contributed and paid into the treasury of the commonwealth 
the sum of three thousand dollars, which together with 
such sum, not exceeding nine thousand dollars, as may 
hereafter be appropriated by the commonwealth, shall 
constitute a fund for work herein authorized. One third 
of the expenditures made from the funds appropriated by 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 223. 



283 



the commonwealth as aforesaid shall be paid by the cities 
and towns of the metropolitan parks district, including 
Qiiincy, in proportion to the respective taxable valuations 
of the property of said cities and towns as defined by 
section fifty-nine of chapter ninety-two of the General 
Laws; and the remaining two thirds shall be paid from the 
Port of Boston Fund. Approved Maij 12, 1932. 



An Act establishing an advisory commission for the QJidr} 223 

TOWN OF MASHPEE. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follow s: 

Section 1. There is hereby established an unpaid 
commission, under the title of the Mashpee Advisory 
Commission, hereinafter called the commission, to consist 
of three members, each of whom shall be the head of a state 
department or the head of a division thereof, designated by 
the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, 
and shall serve for a period terminating April fifteenth, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-five. The governor, with like 
advice and consent, shall, from time to time, designate one 
of the members as chairman, may remove any member and 
shall fill any vacancy in the commission for the unexpired 
term. The action of any two of the members shall con- 
stitute the action of the commission; and whenever any 
action by the commission is required to be in writing, such 
writing shall be sufficient when signed by any two of the 
members. The commission may employ, at the expense of 
said town, such assistants as it may deem necessary. The 
commission may assign for specific or general employment 
one or more persons within a state department or division 
in charge of any member of the commission, and any ex- 
pense incurred by reason of such assignment shall be certi- 
fied by the commission to the state treasurer, and shall be 
collected by him as an additional state tax upon said town. 

Section 2. The commission shall have authority to 
supervise all financial affairs of said town, and no appro- 
priation shall be raised in any year, or appropriation ex- 
pended and no debt incurred, except with the approval or 
upon the recommendation of the commission, which 
approval or recommendation shall be in writing. 

The commission shall have authority to order compliance 
with laws relative to the assessment and collection of 
taxes. The supreme judicial court shall have summary 
power, upon petition of the commission, to enforce any 
such order or to remove from office any officer who has 
failed to comply with any such order. 

Section 3. The town may refund or extend from time 
to time, for a period not exceeding one year, revenue loans 
issued on account of the revenue of nineteen hundred and 
thirty-one, to an amount not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars, the same to be outside the statutory debt limit. 
Until all the loans herein authorized are paid in full, none 



Mashpee 

Advisory 

Commission, 

establishment, 

membership. 



Chairman. 



Action of any 
two of mem- 
bers to consti- 
tute action of 
commission. 

Commission 
may employ 
assistants, etc. 



Expense. 



Authority of 
commission as 
to financial 
afifairs of town, 
etc. 



As to assess- 
ment and col- 
lection of 
taxes. 



Town may 
refund or 
extend for a 
period not ex- 
ceeding one 
year, certain 
revenue loans, 
etc. 



284 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 224. 



of the receipts from the collection of taxes assessed in 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one and prior years shall be 
appropriated for any purpose, other than the pajanent of 
liabilities outstanding prior to January first, nineteen 
hundred and thirty-two and the payment of such loans. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 16, 1932. 



1897, 426, § 6, 
etc., amended. 



City treas- 
urer of city of 
Boston to 
issue bonds of 
city to meet 
expenses for 
construction 
of sewerage 
works. 



Chap. 224: An Act relative to sewerage works in the city of 

BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter four hundred and 
twenty-six of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety- 
seven, as amended by section two of chapter two hundred 
and fifty-seven of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety- 
eight, and as affected by chapter two hundred and four of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and eight, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the ninth and tenth lines, the 
words ", and one million dollars in any one year thereafter", 
— and by inserting after the word "same" in the twelfth 
line the words : — , so far as issued prior to the first day 
of January, nineteen hundred and eight, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 6. The treasurer of said city, to 
meet the expenses incurred in constructing any sewerage 
works heretofore or hereafter ordered to be constructed in 
said city, shall from time to time on the request of said 
board, approved by the mayor, issue to the total amount 
appropriated, but not exceeding two milHon dollars in the 
aggregate in the period included in the years eighteen 
hundred and ninety-seven and eighteen hundred and 
ninety-eight, bonds of said city, registered or coupon, as 
said treasurer shall from time to time determine, and the 
same, so far as issued prior to the first day of January, 
nineteen hundred and eight, shall not be considered in 
determining the hmit of indebtedness of said city; said 
bonds shall have printed on the face thereof the words. 
Sewerage Loan; shall be countersigned by the mayor and 
be made payable in terms of thirty years from their date; 
and shall bear such rates of interest not exceeding four per 
cent, per annum, payable semi-annually on the first day of 
January and the first day of July of each year, and be 
issued and disposed of in such amounts, in such modes, and 
at such times and prices, as said treasurer with the approval 
of the mayor shall from time to time determine. 

Section 2. All votes heretofore passed by the city 
council of the city of Boston authorizing the issue of bonds 
of said city for the construction of sewerage works are 
hereby ratified and confirmed; and all bonds heretofore 
issued, as authorized by said votes, shall be legal obhgations 
of said city and the interest and sinking fund requirements 
and serial debt requirements thereof shall be paid from the 



Sewerage Loan. 



Prior votes of 
city council 
ratified and 
confirmed, etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 225, 226. 



285 



income and taxes of said city. Nothing in this act shall be Act, how 
construed as altering or affecting any of the provisions '^°"^"'"®'i 
of chapter two hundred and four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and eight, nor shall anything in this act be con- 
strued as granting any authority to the city of Boston to 
borrow any sum outside the limit of indebtedness. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 16, 1932. 



The United 
States of 
America may 
maintain a 
bridge over 
Lyman street 
in city of 
Springfield, 



An Act authorizing the united states of America to Phnj^ 925 

MAINTAIN A BRIDGE OVER LYMAN STREET IN THE CITY 
OF SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon petition therefor by the United States 
of America, hereinafter called the petitioner, and after 
seven days' notice inserted in at least two newspapers 
pubhshed in the city of Springfield and a pubhc hearing 
thereon, the city council of said city may, by a two thirds 
vote of both branches thereof, with the approval of the 
mayor, issue a permit to the petitioner to build and maintain 
a bridge over Lyman street in said city for the purpose of 
connecting a building to be built for use for post office 
purposes on land of the petitioner abutting on said street 
with certain premises owned by the Boston and Albany 
Railroad Company on the opposite side of said street. The 
said permit shall be granted upon such conditions and 
subject to such restrictions as the said city council may 
prescribe and with the written consent of the said Boston 
and Albany Railroad Company and The New York Central 
Railroad Company, lessee, filed with said city council. 

Section 2. Any bridge built under a permit granted as 
aforesaid shall be constructed and maintained at a height 
of not less than six feet at the inside edge of the sidewalk 
next to the railroad retaining wall on said premises owned 
by the Boston and Albany Railroad Company, and shall 
be so arched that the height in the center of said street 
shall not be less than fifteen feet above its surface and shall 
not be more than one hundred feet in width and no part 
of said bridge or its support shall rest upon the surface of 
the street. 

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

Approved May 16, 1932. 



Construction 
of bridge. 



C/iap.226 



An Act authorizing the city of boston to pay a sum 

OF money to the mother of DAVID MCDONALD WHO 
WAS KILLED BY A POLICE OFFICER OF SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral city of Boston 
obhgation, the city of Boston may pay to the mother of TnlotLoney 
David McDonald, who was killed by a pohce officer of 0^^^'^^''°^ 

McDonald. 



286 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 227. 



Effective upon 

acceptance, 

etc. 



said city on August fourth, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven, a sum not to exceed thirty-five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. 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. 

Approved May 16, 1932. 



Chap. 221 An Act increasing the fee for re-examination for 

REGISTRATION AS A PHARMACIST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-four of chapter one hundred and twelve 
of the General Laws, as amended by chapter fifty-three 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the tenth line, the word 
"three" and inserting in place thereof the word: — five, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 24- A person who de- 
sires to do business as a pharmacist shall, upon payment of 
five dollars to the board of registration in pharmacy, herein 
and in sections twenty-five to forty-two, inclusive, called 
the board, be entitled to examination, and, if found quali- 
fied, shall be registered as a pharmacist, and shall receive 
a certificate signed by the president and secretary of the 
board. Any person faihng to pass such examination shall 
upon request be re-examined, after the expiration of three 
months, at any regular meeting of the board, upon pay- 
ment of five dollars. The board may grant certificates of 
registration as assistants after examination upon the terms 
above named, but such certificates shall not allow the holder 
thereof to carry on the business of pharmacy. The board 
may grant certificates of registration to such persons as 
shall furnish with their applications satisfactory proof that 
they have been registered by examination in some other 
state; provided, that such other state shall require a degree 
of competency equal to that required of applicants in this 
commonwealth. Every such applicant for registration as 
a registered pharmacist shall pay to the secretary of the 
board ten dollars at the time of filing his application. No 
such certificate shall be granted until the person applying 
therefor shall have signified his intention of acting under 
the same in this commonwealth. No certificate shall be 
granted under this section unless the applicant shall have 
submitted evidence satisfactory to the board that he is a 
citizen of the United States. Approved May 16, 1932. 



G. L. 112, § 24, 
etc., amended. 



Examination 
of pharmacistB 
for registra- 
tion. 



Re-examina- 
tion. 



Registration 
as assistants. 



Reciprocity 
certificates. 



Proviso. 



Granting of 
certificates 
limited to 
citizens of 
United States. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 228. 



287 



An Act making appropriations for maintenance of 

CERTAIN counties, FOR INTEREST AND DEBT REQUIRE- 
MENTS AND FOR CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS, 
AND GRANTING A COUNTY TAX FOR SAID COUNTIES. 

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 pres- 
ervation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following sums are hereby appro- 
priated for the counties hereinafter specified for the year 
nineteen hundred and thirty-two. No direct drafts against 
the account known as the reserve fund shall be made, but 
transfers from this account to other accounts may be made 
to meet extraordinary or unforeseen expenditures upon the 
request of the county commissioners and with the approval 
of the director of accounts. 

Section 2. 



Chap. 228 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Appropriations 
for main- 
tenance of 
certain coun- 
ties, for interest 
and debt re- 
quirements, 
for certain im- 
provements, 
etc. 



Item 



10 



11 



12 

14 



15 



16 



Barnstable County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 
eleven thousand dollars ..... 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
sixteen thousand dollars ..... 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, a sum 
not exceeding twenty thousand dollars . 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars .... 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 
exceeding eighteen thousand dollars 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand 
five hundred dollars ...... 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fourteen thousand dollars 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 
probate and land courts, a sum not exceeding eleven 
thousand dollars ...... 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 
of the insane, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
five hundred dollars ...... 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two thousand dollars .... 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county 
buildings, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 
dollars ........ 

For care, fuel, fights and suppfies in county buildings, 
other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding thirteen thousand dofiars 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and 
land damages, a sum not exceeding seventy thou- 
sand dollars ....... 



Appropria- 
$11,000 00 *!°"«r f°' ^"d 



16,000 00 
20,000 00 
10,000 00 
18,000 00 

14,500 00 
14,000 00 

11,000 00 

1,000 00 

2,500 00 
2,000 00 

7,000 00 

13,000 00 

70,000 00 



county tax, 
Barnstable. 



288 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 228. 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Barnstable. 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Berkshire. 



Item 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding one thou- 

sand dollars Sl.OOO 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

twelve thousand five hundred dollars . . . 12,500 00 

20 For the sanatorium, a smn not exceeding fifty-two 

thousand four hundred fifty-four dollars and forty 

cents 52,454 40 

20a For county health service, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand five hundred dollars .... 12,500 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current j'ear, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

five hundred forty-five dollars and sixty cents . 1,545 60 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not exceeding 
two thousand nine hundred ninety-two dollars and 
eighteen cents . . . . . . . 2,992 18 

23b For a state fire patrol, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand eight hundred dollars .... 1,800 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding eight thou- 

sand dollars . 8,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Barnstable county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax 
of said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the smn of two hundred three 
thousand nine hundred dollars and seventy-two 
cents, to be expended, together with the cash bal- 
ance on hand and the receipts from other sources 
for the above purposes $203,900 72 

Berkshire County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

twenty thousand dollars $20,000 00 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

eighteen thousand dollars ..... 18,000 00 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, a sum 

not exceeding tliirty thousand five hundred dollars 30,500 00 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 

ceeding ten thousand seven hundred dollars 10,700 00 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding forty-three thousand dollars . . 43,000 00 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-six thou.sand dollars . 36,000 00 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . . 15,000 00 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate, and land courts, a sum not exceeding 

fifteen thousand dollars 15,000 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

eight hundred dollars . . . . . 1,800 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding five thousand 

five hundred dollars ...... 5,500 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding three thousand dollars .... 3,000 00 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 

dollars 9,000 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 

exceeding twenty thousand dollars . . 20,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
seventy-nine thousand six hundred eighty-seven 
dollars and fifty-two cents .... 179,687 52 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 228. 



289 



Item 

16a For examination of dams, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars ...... 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars ........ 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding one thou- 

sand five hundred dollars ..... 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

twelve thousand seven hundred ninety-one dollars 
and seventy cents ...... 

20 For the sanatorium (Hampshire county), a sum not 

exceeding eight thousand dollars 

21 For the care and maintenance of Greylock state 

reservation, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars ........ 

21a For the care and maintenance of Mount Everett state 
reservation, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
five hundred dollars ...... 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 

five dollars ....... 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current. year, a sum not exceeding four thousand five 
hundred twenty dollars and seventy-eight cents . 
23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eight thousand three hundred nineteen 
dollars and five cents ..... 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars ........ 

And the county commissioners of Berkshire county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of three hundred ninety- 
three thousand seven hundred forty-one dollars 
and seventy-eight cents, to be expended, together 
with the cash balance on hand and the receipts 
from other sources, for the above purposes 

Bristol County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-five thousand dollars .... 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

fifty-two thousand two hundred dollars 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, a sum 

not exceeding forty-six thousand seven hundred 
dollars ........ 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-seven thousand dollars 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred ten thousand dollars . 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding seventy-eight thousand 
dollars ........ 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding sixty thousand dollars 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate, and land courts, a sum not exceeding 
fifty thousand dollars ..... 

10 For transportation expen.ses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
five hundred dollars ...... 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a siun not exceeding sixteen thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding eight thousand dollars .... 



Appropria- 
$1,000 00 t'ons. etc.. and 
county tax, 
. „„« «« Berkshire. 

1,000 00 
1,500 00 



12,791 70 
8,000 00 

5,000 00 

1,500 00 
805 00 

4,520 78 

8,319 05 
10,000 00 



$393,741 78 



Appropria- 
$35,000 00 tiona, etc., and 
county tax, 
_„ ^„^ „« Bristol. 

52,200 00 



46,700 00 

37,000 00 

110,000 00 

78,000 00 
60,000 00 

50,000 00 

1,500 00 

16,000 00 
8,000 00 



290 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 228. 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Bristol. 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Dukes County. 



Item 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand 

dollars . . . . . . $16,000 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 

exceeding forty-four thousand dollars . . 44,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding sixty-five thou- 
sand two hundred dollars ..... 65,200 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 

dollars . 7,000 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding nine thou- 

sand five hundred dollars ..... 9,500 00 

19 For the agricultural school, a sum not exceeding 

fifty-one thousand nine hundred seventy-two 

dollars . . . . . . . 51,972 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 

dollars 11,000 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

twenty-eight dollars 1,028 00 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not exceeding 

two thousand dollars 2,000 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 

sand dollars ... . . . . 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Bristol county are 
hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of said 
county for the current year, in the manner pro- 
vided by law, the sum of five hundred sixty thou- 
sand six hundred dollars, to be expended, together 
with the cash balance on hand and the receipts 
from other sources, for the above purposes . . $560,600 00 

County of Dukes County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

two thousand five hundred dollars . . . $2,500 00 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

seventeen thousand eight himdred ninety dollars 
and seventy-nine cents ..... 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, a sum 

not exceeding six thousand fifty dollars 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 

ceeding one thousand three hundred forty dollars . 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding four thousand dollars .... 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars . 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not ex- 

ceeding one thousand five hundred dollars . 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate, and land courts, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 

10 For transportation e.xpenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
fifty dollars ....... 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of 

the insane, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
dollars ........ 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding three hundred fifty dollars 
14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 
buildings, a sum not exceeding one thousand five 
hundred dollars 1,500 00 



17,890 


79 


0,050 


00 


1,340 


00 


4,000 00 


2,000 


00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 


00 


250 00 


300 


00 


350 


00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 228. 



291 



Item 
15 



16 



17 
18 
19 
20 
21 



23 



24 



10 



11 



12 
14 



For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 
other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars 

For liighways, including state highways, bridges and 
land damages, a sum not exceeding twelve thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fifty dollars ....... 

For training school, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
fifty dollars ....... 

For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 
four hundred dollars ..... 

For the sanatorium (Barnstable county), a sum not 
exceeding five thousand two hundred dollars . 

For the Gay Head reservation, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred fifty dollars ..... 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 
current year, a sum not exceeding six hundred 
dollars . . . . . . 

For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars ........ 

And the county commissioners of the county of 
Dukes County are hereby authorized to levy as 
the county tax of said county for the current year, 
in the manner provided by law, the sum of fifty- 
two thousand four hundred one dollars and ninety- 
nine cents, to be expended, together with the cash 
balance on hand and the receipts from other 
sources, for the above pm-poses .... 

Essex County. 

For interest on county debt, a suna not exceeding 
twenty-eight thousand dollars .... 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-eight thousand five hundred dollars . 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, a sum 
not exceeding fifty-eight thousand dollars 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred one thousand dollars . 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 
exceeding one hund^red eighty-seven thousand six 
hundred dollars ...... 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 
a sum not exceeding eighty-six thousand one 
hundred dollars ...... 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-four thousand nine hundred 
seventy-five dollars ...... 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 
probate, and land coiu-ts, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-five thousand dollars .... 

For trial justices, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
seven hundred dollars ..... 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding two thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of 
the insane, a smn not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars ........ 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twelve thousand dollars 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county 
buildings, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thou- 
sand six hundred dollars ..... 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 



$2,500 00 Sr^^unty. 



12,000 00 
150 00 
250 00 
400 00 
5,200 00 
250 00 

600 00 
500 00 



$52,401 99 

Appropria- 

$28,000 00 *'°'^' etc- and 
' county tax, 

Essex. 

98,500 00 

58,000 00 

101,000 00 

187,600 00 

86,100 OC 

94,975 00 

95,000 00 
4,700 00 

2,000 00 

15,000 00 
12,000 00 

22,600 00 



292 Acts, 1932. — Chap. 228. 

Item 
Appropria- 15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 

tions, etc., and Other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 

EBsex^ **"• exceeding sixty-six thousand eight hundred fifty 

dollars $66,850 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred 

sixty-four thousand four hundred dollars . . 164,400 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 

dollars 9,000 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding fifty-four 

thousand dollars 54,000 00 

19 For maintenance of the independent agricultural 

school, a sum not exceeding one hundred fifty- 
four thousand dollars 154,000 00 

19a For the independent agricultural school equipment 
and buildings, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
six hundred fifty dollars ..... 5,650 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not excee4ing three thousand 

fifty dollars . 3,050 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the cur- 

rent year, a sum not exceeding four thousand eight 
hundred twenty-five dollars .... 4,825 00 

23a For unpaid bills of previous j^ears, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four thousand nine hundred dollars . . 4,900 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding thirty thou- 

sand dollars . 30,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Essex county are 
hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of said 
county for the current year, in the manner provided 
by law, the sum of nine hundred thirty-five thou- 
sand eight hundred dollars, to be expended, 
together with the cash balance on hand and the 
receipts from other sources, for the above purposes $935,800 00 

Franklin County. 
Appropria- 1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 
tions, etc., and twenty thousand thirty-five dollars and eighteen 
FrSn^^' ^'ents $20,035 18 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

twenty thousand dollars 20,000 00 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, a sum 

not exceeding nineteen thousand six hundred 

twenty dollars 19,620 00 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a smn not 

exceeding seven thousand dollars . 7,000 00 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding sixteen thousand eight hundred twenty- 
five dollars 16,825 00 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding twenty-six thousand 
four hundred fifty-two dollars and fourteen cents . 26,452 14 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a suna not 

exceeding five thousand dollars .... 5,000 00 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate, and land courts, a sum not exceeding 

fourteen thousand dollars ..... 14,000 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding sLx hundred 

dollars . 600 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

dollars 2,000 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two thousand dollars .... 2,000 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 228. 



293 



Item 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving count}' 

buildings, a sum not exceeding two thousand five 
hundred dollars ...... 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum 
not exceeding twelve thousand dollars . 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages, a sum not exceeding fifty-one 
thousand dollars ...... 

16a For examination of dams, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars ...... 

17 For law Ubraries, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

dollars ........ 

19 For count}' aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

twelve thousand six hundred sixteen dollars and 
forty cents ....... 

20 For the sanatorium (Hampshire county), a sum not 

exceeding eleven thousand dollars 
20a For Greenfield health camp (chapter 354, Acts of 
1928), a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars 

21 For Mount Sugar Loaf state reservation, a sum not 

exceeding one thousand eight hundred dollars 

22 For pensions, a siun not exceeding eight hundred 

fifty dollars ....... 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
six hundred one dollars and forty-six cents . 
23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five hundred dollars .... 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding five thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

And the county commissioners of Franklin county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax 
of said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of one hundred eighty- 
four thousand four hundred eighty-five dollars 
and seventy-seven cents, to be e.xpended, together 
with the cash balance on hand and the receipts 
from other sources, for the above purposes . 

Hampden County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

eighty thousand dollars ..... 

2 For reduction of county debt, a simi not exceeding 

one hundred thirty-eigh't thousand three hundred 
four dollars and seventy-nine cents 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, a sum 

not exceeding forty-eight thousand dollars 

4 For clerical a.ssistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 

ceeding fifty-seven thousand dollars 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred twelve thousand nine 
hundred fifty dollars ..... 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

supjiort of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding eighty-seven thousand 
eight hundred fifty dollars .... 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-five thousand nine hundred fifty 
dollars ........ 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate, and land courts, a sum not exceeding 
sixty thousand dollars ..... 

9 For trial justices, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

five hundred dollars ...... 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 



$2,500 00 FrSn"'' 



12,000 00 



51,000 


00 


500 00 


2,000 


00 


12,616 


40 


11,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


1,800 00 


850 


00 


1,601 


46 


500 00 


5,000 00 



$184,485 77 

Appropria- 
$80,000 00 tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Hampden. 

138,304 79 
48,000 00 
57,000 00 

112,950 00 

87,850 00 

35,950 00 

60,000 00 
2,500 00 



294 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 228. 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Hampden. 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Hampshire. 



Item 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars . . . . . . . $1,000 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding twelve thou- 
sand dollars 12,000 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding twelve thousand dollars . . . 12,000 00 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 

dollars . . . . . . . . 12,000 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-seven thousand five hundred 
dollars ... . . . . 67,500 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding two hundred 

eighty-five 'thousand dollars .... 285,000 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 

dollars . . 9,000 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding thirty- 

five thousand nine hundred seventy-five dollars . 35,975 GO 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

fifty-three thousand nine hundred dollars . . 53,900 00 

20 For the sanatorium (Hampshire county), a sum not 

exceeding twenty-four thousand dollars . . 24,000 00 

20a For the preventorium, a sum not exceeding three 

thousand dollars . . . . . . 3,000 00 

21 For Mount Tom state reservation, a sum not ex- 

ceeding eleven thousand five hundred dollars . 11,500 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding six thousand five 

hundred dollars 6,500 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
six hundred seventy-four dollars and fifty-six 
cents ........ 4,674 56 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two thousand five hundred dollars . . 2,500 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Hampden county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the coimty tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of nine hundred fifty 
thousand dollars, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other sources, for the above purposes . . . $950,000 00 

Hampshire County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

nine thousand dollars ..... $9,000 00 

2 For reduction of coimty debt, a sum not exceeding 

thirty thousand dollars . . . . 30,000 00 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-two thousand dollars . . 22,000 00 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding eleven thousand dollars . . . 11,000 00 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-six thousand dollars 26,000 00 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding twenty-four thou- 
sand nine hundred thirty-one dollars and fifty 
cents 24,931 50 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 228. 



295 



Item 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-four thousand dollars 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate, and land courts, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand dollars ..... 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 

1 1 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of 

the insane, a svim not exceeding three thousand 
five hundred dollars ...... 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two thousand dollars .... 

13 For building coimty buildings, a sum not exceeding 

three thousand dollars ..... 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
dollars ........ 

15 For care, fuel, hghts and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum 
not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding eighty thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

17 For law Ubraries, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

eight hundred dollars ..... 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

twelve thousand eight hundred seventy-six dollars . 

20 For the sanatorium, a sum not exceeding seven 

thousand eight hundred seventj^-one dollars and 
eighty cents ....... 

20a For the preventorium, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 

21 For Mount Tom state reservation, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two thousand dollars .... 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

dollars . . . . . . . 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
three hundred twenty dollars and seventy cents 
23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand one hundred thirty-two 
dollars and thirty cents ..... 

24 For a reserve fund, a siam not exceeding eight thou- 

sand five hundred dollars ..... 
And the county commissioners of Hampshire county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of two hundred fifty 
thousand two hundred ninety-eight dollars and 
seventjf-eight cents, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other sources, for the above purposes . 

Middlesex County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred twenty-seven thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

two hundred twelve thousand dollars . 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, a sum 

not exceeding seventy-nine thousand two hundred 
dollars ........ 

4 For clerical assistance in county oflBces, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred forty-eight thousand dollars 



Appropria- 
$24,000 00 tions. etc.. and 
county tax, 
Hampshire. 

14,000 00 

1,000 00 

3,500 00 
2,000 00 
3,000 00 

13,000 00 

13,000 00 

80,000 00 

1,800 00 

12,876 00 

7,871 80 

1,500 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

5,320 70 

1,132 30 
8,500 00 



$250,298 78 



$127,500 00 
212,000 00 

79,200 00 
248,000 00 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Middlesex. 



296 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 228. 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Middlesex. 



Item 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding three hundred forty-one thousand 

dollars . . . . . . . . $341,000 00 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding two hundred fifty- 
two thousand dollars . . . . . 252,000 00 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred twenty thousand dollars . 220,000 00 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate, and land courts, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred ninety-one thousand dollars . . . 191,000 00 

9 For trial justices, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars 1,000 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

five hundred dollars 2,500 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding thirty-one 

thousand dollars 31,000 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

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

14 For repairing, fm-nishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding eighty-five thou- 
sand dollars . . . . . . . 85,000 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and suppUes in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred thirty-one thousand 
dollars ... . . . . . 131,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding three hundred 

ten thousand dollars . . . . . 310,000 00 

17 For law Ubraries, a sum not exceeding eleven thou- 

sand dollars . . . . . . . 11,000 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding fifty-eight 

thousand dollars 58,000 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

forty-five thousand dollars .... 45,000 00 

21 For Walden Pond state reservation, a sum not ex- 

ceeding fourteen thousand dollars . . . 14,000 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thou- 

sand dollars 35,000 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 

five hundred dollars 11,500 00 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars .... 5,000 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding twenty 

thousand dollars 20,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Middlesex county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax 
of said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of one million nine 
hundred fifty-seven thousand five hundred seventy- 
five dollars and forty-nine cents, to be expended, 
together with the cash balance on hand and the 
receipts from other sources, for the above pur- 



poses 



..'$1,957,575 49 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Norfolk. 



Norfolk County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

thirteen thousand dollars $13,000 00 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
two thousand six hundred two dollars and ninety- 
four cents 2,602 94 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 228. 



297 



Item 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, a sum 

not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding ninetj- thousand dollars 

5 For salaries and expenses of district and municipal 

courts, a sum not exceeding one hundred twenty 
thousand dollars ...... 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

supi^ort of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding fifty-nine thousand 
seven hundred forty-four dollars .... 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding sixty thousand dollars .... 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate, and land courts, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-five thousand dollars ..... 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
two hundred dollars ...... 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 
five hundred dollars ...... 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding fifteen thousand dollars .... 

13 For building county buildings, a sum not exceeding 

eight thousand dollars ..... 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand 
dollars ........ 

15 For care, fuel, hghts and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding sixty thousand dollars 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding seventy-five 
thousand dollars ...... 

17 For law hbraries, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

dollars . . . . . . . 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding six thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

19 For the agricultural school, a sum not exceeding 

seventy-five thousand one hundred eighty-nine 
doUars ........ 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 

five hundred dollars ...... 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
seven hundred fifty-nine dollars and fifty-nine 
cents ........ 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two thousand dollars .... 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

And the county commissioners of Norfolk county are 
hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of said 
county for the current year, in the manner pro\'ided 
by law, the sum of five hundred forty-seven thou- 
sand dollars, to be expended, together with the 
cash balance on hand and the receipts from other 
sources, for the above purposes .... 

Plymouth County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

thirty thousand dollars ..... 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

fifty-six thousand seven hundred fifty dollars 



Appropria- 
55 000 00 tions, etc., and 
' county tax, 



90,000 00 
120,000 00 

59,744 00 
60,000 00 

55,000 00 

1,200 00 

11,500 00 

15,000 00 

8,000 00 

16,000 00 

60,000 00 

75,000 00 
2,000 00 
6,000 00 

75,189 00 
7,500 00 

3,759 59 

2,000 00 

10,000 00 



$547,000 00 



Norfolk. 



Appropria- 
530,000 00 tions, etc., and 
county tax, 

56,750 00 ^'^"°"*^- 



298 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 228. 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Plymouth. 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Worcester. 



Item 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, a sum 

not exceeding thirty-one thousand one hundi'ed 
dollars ........ 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-two thousand dollars 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 

not exceeding sixtj'-three thousand seven hundred 
dollars 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding ninety-six thousand 
eight hundred fifty dollars .... 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding fifty-four thousand dollars . 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate, and land coiu-ts, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-one thousand dollars .... 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars ........ 

11 For medical examiners, inquests and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
five hundred dollars ...... 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding nine thousand dollars .... 

13 For building county buildings, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-two thousand dollars .... 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county build- 

ings, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county l^uildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-seven thousand dollars 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding ninety thou- 
sand eight hundred sixty-six dollars 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

eight hundred dollars ..... 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding four thou- 

sand seven hundred fifty dollars 

19 For county aid to agricultiu-e, a sum not exceeding 

seventeen thousand six hundred thirtj''-four dollars 

22 For jjensions, a sum not exceeding two hundred forty 

dollars ........ 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
two hundred fourteen dollars and seventy-one 
cents ........ 

23a For unpaid bills of previous j'ears, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand four hundred dollars . 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars ........ 

And the county commissioners of Plymouth county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax 
of said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of four hundred eighty- 
one thousand dollars, to be expended, together 
with the cash balance on hand and the receipts 
from other sources, for the above purposes 

Worcester County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sura not exceeding 

twenty-four thousand five hundred dollars 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

two thousand five hundred dollars 



$31,100 00 
22,000 00 

63,700 00 

96,850 00 
54,000 00 

31,000 00 

2,000 00 

6,500 00 

9,000 00 

22,000 00 

4,000 00 

27,000 00 

90,866 00 
2,800 00 
4,750 00 

17,634 00 
240 00 

3,214 71 

1,400 00 

10,000 00 



S481,000 00 

$24,500 00 
2,500 00 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 228. 



299 



Item 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, a sum 

not exceeding fifty-nine thousand dollars 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 

not exceeding one hundred sixty thousand dollars 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in iails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding one hundred fourteen 
thousand seven hundred fifty dollars 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate, and land courts, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-eight thousand dollars .... 

9 For trial justices, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

two hundred dollars ...... 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand seven hundred fifty dollars 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of 

the insane, a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand 
dollars ........ 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding twelve thousand dollars 

13 For building county buildings, a sum not exceeding 

seven thousand dollars . . . . 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . . 

15 For care, fuel, Ughts and suppUes in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sura 
not exceeding sixty thousand dollars 

16 For highways, including existing contracts, state 

highways, bridges and land damages, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred four thousand nine hundred 
twenty dollars . . . . . . 

17 For law liljraries, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 

eight hundred dollars ..... 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding twenty-two 

thousand nine hundred sixty dollars 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

forty-four thousand eight hundred forty dollars . 

20a For the preventorium, a sum not exceeding three 

thousand dollars ...... 

21 For state reservations, a sum not exceeding twenty- 

nine thousand dollars ..... 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 

five hundred dollars ...... 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

ciuTent year, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
six hundred eighty dollars ..... 
23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three thousand dollars .... 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding twenty 

thousand dollars ...... 

And the county commissioners of Worcester county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax 
of said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of one million one 
hundred fifty-four thousand thi'ee hundred dollars, 
to be expended, together with the cash balance on 
hand and the receipts from other sources, for the 
above purposes ...... 

Approved May 



Appropria- 
$59,000 00 tions. etc.. and 
county tax, 
Worcester. 

75,000 00 
160,000 00 



114,750 00 
75,000 00 

78,000 00 
1,200 00 

3,750 00 

18,000 00 

12,000 00 

7,000 00 

19,000 00 

60,000 00 

504,920 00 

8,800 00 

22,960 00 

44,840 00 

3,000 00 

29,000 00 

12,500 00 

4,680 00 

3,000 00 

20,000 00 



$1,154,300 00 
18, 1932. 



300 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 229, 230. 



C/iap.229 -^N Act authorizing the town of ludlow to refund 

CERTAIN SEWER AND STREET BETTERMENT ASSESSMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Ludlow may abate all assess- 
ments made in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two on account of the construction of the "Little Canada" 
sewer, so called, and all street betterment assessments 
made in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five on 
property located on Highland, Kirkland, Lakeview and 
Prospect avenues and Lockland street, and the town 
treasurer of said town is hereby authorized to refund all 
of said assessments which have been paid. 

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

Approved May 18, 1932. 



Town of 
Ludlow may 
refund certain 
sewer and 
street better- 
ment assess- 
ments. 



City of 
Lowell may 
issue from 
time to time 
bonds or notes 
for specified 
purposes. 
Proviso. 



City of Lowell 
Funding Loan, 
Act of 1932. 



Chap. 230 An Act authorizing the city of lowell to fund certain 

indebtedness. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lowell, for the purposes specified 
in section four of this act, may issue from time to time 
bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding in the aggregate 
one million one hundred thousand dollars; provided, that 
of said amount bonds or notes in a sum or sums not less 
than six hundred thousand dollars, in the aggregate, shall 
be issued during the current year within the statutory 
limit of indebtedness. Such bonds or notes shall bear 
on their face the words, City of Lowell Funding Loan, 
Act of 1932. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan and such loans shall be paid in not more 
than ten years from their dates, but not in any event later 
than November fifteenth, nineteen hundred and forty- 
two. Except as hereinbefore provided, indebtedness in- 
curred under this act shall be in excess of the statutory 
limit of indebtedness, and 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 six hundred thousand of which 
shall be payable not later than December thirty-one, nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-two and five hundred thousand 
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 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 230. 



301 



the proceeds thereof. Income and corporation taxes 
otherwise distributable in any year to said city by the 
commonwealth shall be set aside bj^ 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 herein contained shall be construed 
to abridge the power 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 and extend 
from time to time for a period not extending beyond July 
first, nineteen hundred and thirty-three, revenue loans 
issued on account of the revenue of the years nineteen 
hundred and thirty-one and nineteen hundred and thirty- 
two and now outstanding to an amount not exceeding one 
million dollars, the same to be outside the statutory limit. 
None of the receipts from the collection of taxes assessed 
by the said city for the year nineteen hundred and thirty- 
one and prior years shall be appropriated for any purpose 
other than for the payment of liabilities of said city out- 
standing on January first, nineteen hundred and thirty- 
two, or for the payment of the loans authorized under this 
and the preceding section, or either of them. Bonds or 
notes issued under authority of this and the preceding 
section, or either of them, shall be issued at such times 
and in such amounts as may be determined by vote of two 
thirds of the members of the city council of said city, taken 
by a call of the yeas and nays, and shall be signed by the 
treasurer and collector of said city and countersigned by 
the mayor, as provided in chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws and in the charter of said city. Bonds and notes 
issued under authority of this act shall, in favor of bona 
fide holders, be conclusively presumed to have been duly 
and regularly authorized and issued in accordance with the 
provisions contained in this act, and no holder thereof 
shall be obhged to see to the existence of the purpose of 
this 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 any of the bonds and notes 
issued in accordance with the preceding sections or either 
of them shall be outstanding and unpaid in the manner 
and to the amount authorized by chapter forty-four of 
the General Laws, except as herein 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 



Powers of 
general court 
not abridged. 



City may- 
refund 
or extend for 
certain period, 
certain reve- 
nue loans. 



Receipts from 
collection of 
certain taxes 
to be appro- 
priated for 
specific pur- 
poses. 



Bonds or 
notes, issue, 
etc. 



City may 
borrow in 
anticipation 
of revenue, 
etc. 



302 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 231, 



Sums raised 
by authority 
of sections one 
and two to be 
used for speci- 
fic purposes. 



Provisions of 
act to be 
incorporated 
by reference 
in terms, etc., 
of bonds, etc. 



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 remaining unpaid as afore- 
said 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: 

(a) For the payment of any or all of the outstanding 
temporary loans of the city of Lowell issued prior to March 
fifteenth, nineteen hundred and thirty-two, in anticipation 
of revenue under chapter forty-four of the General Laws; 

(6) For the satisfaction of all amounts appropriated, 
granted or lawfully expended by said city prior to January 
first, nineteen hundred and thirty-two, for which no 
provision or no proper provision has been made in the last 
preceding annual assessment; 

(c) For the satisfaction of abatements on account of 
tax assessments of the year nineteen hundred and thirty- 
one and of any year prior thereto heretofore or hereafter 
granted prior to December thirty-first, nineteen hundred 
and thirty-two, in excess of the overlay or overlays of such 
years ; 

(d) For the payment to individuals, partnerships and 
corporations entitled thereto of refunds on account of 
taxes, assessed upon their respective property in the year 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one and in any year prior 
thereto, paid and abated on account of said years. The 
assessors of said city shall not be required by the provisions 
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. The provisions of this act shall be in- 
corporated by reference in the terms and conditions of the 
bonds and notes issued under authority hereof, and shall 
constitute an essential part of the contract or agreement 
of the city with the holders thereof. The said bonds and 
notes, if otherwise negotiable, shall not be rendered non- 
negotiable by anything in this act contained. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 18, 1932. 



Chap. 2S1 An Act relative to appointment of an acting business 

MANAGER OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF 
BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

1906, 318, §1, Section 1. Chapter three hundred and eighteen of the 
e c, amen e . ^^^^ ^^ nineteen hundred and six, as amended in section 
one by chapter one hundred and forty of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 232. 



303 



by striking out said section one and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 1. The school committee 
of the city of Boston shall choose a secretary, not of their 
own number, who shall also serve as secretary to the board 
of superintendents, and a business manager, who shall 
hold their respective offices until removed by the committee 
for cause. Said committee may also choose, and may 
for cause remove, an acting business manager who shall 
serve only during the time that the business manager is 
absent or otherwise unable to act and shall during such 
time exercise all the powers and perform all the duties 
of said business manager. The committee may also elect 
and remove such other subordinate officers not specifically 
provided for by law as they may deem expedient. The 
business manager shall in writing approve and transmit 
to the auditor of said city all vouchers, pay rolls and other 
documents calling for the expenditure of money, together 
with summarized requisitions on said auditor, approved 
by the committee or by any authorized member thereof, 
and requesting said auditor to place said vouchers, pay 
rolls and other documents on his draft for payment by 
the treasurer of said city. 

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

Approved May 18, 1932. 



Boston school 
committee to 
choose a sec- 
retary and a 
business 
manager, etc. 



Acting busi- 
ness manager. 



Other subordi- 
nate officers, 
election, etc. 
Duties of 
business 
manager. 



C/iap.232 



G. L. 102, § 1.5, 
amended. 

Motor boats 
to be provided 
with certain 
appliances. 



An Act providing for the regulation of motor and 
other boats with respect to noise and speed, 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend Emergency 
to defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be p''<'^™''1«- 
an emergency law, necessary for the immediate pres- 
ervation of the public safety and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and two of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section fifteen and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 15. 
Whoever operates or causes to be operated, in or upon 
waters within the territorial limits of the commonwealth, 
a boat propelled in whole or in part by an internal com- 
bustion engine, unless the same is provided with a muffler 
or under-water exhaust of a type or types approved by, 
and used in conformity with rules and regulations hereby 
authorized to be promulgated by, the commissioner of 
public safety, shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
twenty-five dollars. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and two is 
hereby further amended by inserting after section fifteen 
the following new section: — Section 15 A. Whoever 
operates in or upon the waters within the territorial limits 
of the commonwealth, a boat propelled in whole or in part 
by an internal combustion engine, recklessly, or neghgently 
so that the hves or safety of the public might be endangered, 



G. L. 102, 
new section 
after § 15. 
Penalty for 
reckless or 
negligent 
operation of 
motor boat. 



304 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 233. 



shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more than 
Enforcement, fifty dollars. The provisions of this section and section 
fifteen shall be enforced by the department of public safety, 
by harbor masters, assistant harbor masters and police 
officers authorized to make arrests. 

Approved May 18, 19S2. 



Chav 233 -^^ ^^'^ relative to the amount required to be held 

BY co-operative BANKS AS A GUARANTY FUND AND 
RELATIVE TO THE DECLARATION OF DIVIDENDS BY SUCH 
BANKS. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 170, § 40, 
amended. 



Maximum 
percentage of 
profits to be 
distributed to 
shareholders 
in co-operative 
banks, unless, 
etc. 



G. L. 170, § 41, 
etc., amended. 



Guaranty fund 
of co-operative 
banks. 



Transfer to 
guaranty fund. 



G. L. 170, §42, 
etc., amended. 



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 forty of chapter one hundred and 
seventy of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding 
at the end thereof the following new paragraph: — 

No profits shall be distributed to shareholders in excess 
of five per cent per annum, unless at such distribution 
period there shall have been reserved and credited to the 
guaranty fund the maximum per cent of the net profits 
under section forty-one or so much thereof as is necessary 
to increase said fund to ten per cent of the total fiabilities 
of the corporation. Subject to the provisions of the 
preceding sentence, there may be appropriated from the 
surplus account an amount sufficient to declare a dividend 
at a rate not in excess of that of the last preceding dividend, 
but the total of such appropriations during any twelve 
months shall not exceed the amount credited to the surplus 
account during such period. 

Section 2. Section forty-one of said chapter one 
hundred and seventy, as amended by section one of chapter 
one hundred and fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twen!ty-one, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the fifth line, the word ''five" and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — ten, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 41. At each distribution of profits the board of 
directors shall reserve as a guaranty fund not less than one 
nor more than five per cent of the net profits accrued 
since the last preceding adjustment, until such fund 
amounts to ten per cent of its total liabilities, and the fund 
shall thereafter be maintained and held, and shall at all 
times be available to meet losses in the business of the 
corporation from depreciation of its securities or other- 
wise. The board of directors may at any time, by vote 
duly recorded, transfer to the guaranty fund such part 
of the surplus account as they deem wise. 

Section 3. Section forty-two of said chapter one 
hundred and seventy, as amended by section two of said 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 234. 



305 



chapter one hundred and fifty-seven, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the tenth Une, the word 
"five" and inserting in place thereof the word: — ten, — 
and by striking out, in the eleventh to fourteenth lines, in- 
clusive, the words "at such rate as may be necessary to 
apportion to the shareholders the accumulation in excess 
of five per cent of its total liabilities" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — , provided such dividend does not 
reduce the guaranty fund and surplus account together 
to less than ten per cent of the total liabiHties, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 1^.2. At each distribution 
of profits not more than one per cent of the net profits 
accrued since the last preceding adjustment shall be credited 
to the surplus account unless there shall have been reserved 
and credited to the guaranty fund the maximum per cent 
of the net profits under the preceding section. Any such 
corporation may hold in its surplus account such 
sum as the board of directors may, from time to time, 
deem wise; but whenever the guaranty fund and surplus 
account together exceed ten and one fourth per cent of 
its total liabilities, the board of directors shall declare an 
extra dividend, provided such dividend does not reduce the 
guaranty fund and surplus account together to less than 
ten per cent of the total liabilities. 

Approved May 18, 1932. 



Surplus 
account of 
co-operative 
banks. 



An Act requiring the furnishing of certain infor- QJi^^ 234 

MATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES 
WITH RESPECT TO THE PERFORMANCE OF CERTAIN IN- 
DUSTRIAL WORK IN TENEMENTS AND DWELLING HOUSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section one 
hundred and forty-seven the following new section : — 
Section 1^7 A. Every person hiring, employing or con- 
tracting with a member of a family to make, alter, repair, 
ornament, finish or adapt for sale by labor to be performed 
in a room or apartment in a tenement or dwelling house, 
any article except wearing apparel, or any part thereof, 
from material supplied by said person, shall, at such times 
as the commissioner may require, furnish to the depart- 
ment the names and addresses of the workers so hired, 
employed or contracted with and of all women and minors 
dwelling in said room or apartment, and also, in the case 
of girls under twenty-one and boys under eighteen, their 
ages. Approved May 18, 1932. 



G. L. 149, new 

section after 
§ 147. 



Certain infor- 
mation to be 
furnished to 
department of 
labor and in- 
dustries with 
respect to the 
performance 
of certain in- 
dustrial work 
in tenements 
and dwelling 
houses. 



306 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 235, 236. 



G. L. 218, §62, 
etc., amended. 



Number of 
court officers 
in district 
courts. 



Chap. 235 An Act authorizing the appointment of an additional 

COURT OFFICER FOR THE EAST BOSTON DISTRICT COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty-two of chapter two hundred 
and eighteen of the General Laws, as most recently amended 
by chapter two hundred and eighty-five of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-one, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "appointed" in the ninth line 
the following: — ; in the East Boston district court, three 
court officers may be appointed, — and by striking out, 
in the twelfth line, the words "the E^st Boston district 
court," — so as to read as follows: — Section 62. In the 
municipal court of the city of Boston the court officers 
appointed shall not exceed 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 munici- 
pal court of the Roxbury district four court officers may be 
appointed; in the East Boston district court, three court 
officers may be appointed; in the municipal court of the 
South Boston district, of the Charlestown district, of the 
Dorchester district and of the West Roxbury district, 
the district court of Chelsea, 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. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
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 May 18, 1932. 



Additional for 
the East 
Boston district 
court. 



Efifective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



G.L. 160, 

§ 70A, etc., 
amended. 



C/iap. 236 An Act relative to the operation by railroad corpo- 
rations OF CERTAIN AUXILIARY SERVICES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and sixty of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out section seventy A, 
as inserted by section one of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five and as amended by section three A of chapter four 
hundred and eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty-one, and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section 70 A. A railroad corporation may acquire, hold, 
maintain and operate steamship companies, ferries, ferry 
boats and docks, and either directly or through subsidiaries, 
may own, maintain and operate motor vehicles not running 
upon rails or tracks, and aircraft for the transportation 



Railroad cor- 
porations may 
acquire, oper- 
ate, etc., 
steamship 
companies, 
docks, motor 
vehicles, etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 237. 



307 



of passengers and/or freight. A railroad corporation, or 
any subsidiary thereof, in maintaining and operating such 
vehicles, shall be subject to all provisions of chapter ninety 
and to all other laws applicable to aircraft or motor vehicles 
and the operation thereof, and, in respect to the trans- 
portation of passengers, to chapter one hundred and fifty- 
nine A, but in respect to the transportation of freight shall 
not be subject to the provisions of chapter one hundred 
and fifty-nine. 

The department may from time to time prescribe forms 
of accounting reports relating to the operations of motor 
vehicles for the transportation of passengers or freight 
by a railroad or subsidiary thereof and such reports shall 
be made in accordance with the forms prescribed. 

]\Iotor vehicles operated by a railroad corporation 
directly or through subsidiaries for the transportation 
of freight within the commonwealth shall be operated 
only in areas now served by such corporation; and the 
department shall have authority, after a hearing had upon 
its own motion or upon complaint, to determine specified 
areas in which or points between which such motor vehicles 
may be operated and by order to prescribe and limit the 
number of such vehicles that may be operated by a rail- 
road in such areas or between such points and to regulate 
the operation of such motor vehicles. 

This section shall not be construed to affect any right 
or privilege derived from the constitution or laws of the 
United States. Approved May 18, 1932. 



In operation 
of motor 
vehicles to be 
subject to 
certain laws. 



Fornas of 
accounting 
reports, etc. 



Motor vehicles 
to be operated 
only in areas 
now served by 
corporation, 
etc. 



Certain rights 
not affected 



An Act helative to the police force of the city of 

MEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The reserve police force of the city of 
Medford, established under authority of sections twenty- 
six to twenty-eight, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and 
eight of the Revised Laws, is hereby abolished, without 
prejudice to the right of said city hereafter to accept any 
then existing provisions of law providing for the establish- 
ment of such a force. All members of said reserve pohce 
force who on the effective date of this act have served as 
such for six months or more shall upon said date become 
members of the regular police force of said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by vote of the aldermen of said 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter. 

Approved May 18, 1932. 



Chap.2S7 



Reserve police 
force of city of 
Medford 
abolished. 



Members to 
become mem- 
bers of regular 
police force. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



308 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 238, 239. 



G. L. 160, § 70, 
etc., amended. 



Chap.2S8 An Act relative to ownership by railroad corpora- 
tions OF STOCK IN CORPORATIONS PERFORMING CERTAIN 
AUXILIARY SERVICES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seventy of chapter one hundred and sixty of 
the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 
seventy-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, is hereby further amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following: — Such a corporation may acquire, 
hold, vote, sell and negotiate stock in subsidiary corpora- 
tions organized under the laws of the commonwealth to 
operate aircraft and/or motor vehicles not running on 
rails or tracks for the transportation of passengers and/or 
freight, — so as to read as follows: — Section 70. A rail- 
road corporation may acquire, hold, vote, sell and negotiate 
the stock and securities of terminal companies organized 
under the laws of the commonwealth, and of express 
companies operating in whole or in part on its lines, and 
may guarantee the bonds of such companies. Such a 
corporation may acquire, hold, vote, sell and negotiate 
stock in subsidiary corporations organized under the laws 
of the commonwealth to operate aircraft and/or motor 
vehicles not running on rails or tracks for the transportation 
of passengers and/or freight. Approved May 18, 1932. 



Railroad cor- 
porations may 
invest in se- 
curities of 
terminal com- 
panies and 
certain express 
companies. 

May acquire, 
etc., stock in 
corporations 
performing 
certain aux- 
iliary services. 



Pinecroft 
Water Dis- 
trict of West 
Boylston 
established. 



C/ia». 239 An Act establishing the pinecroft water district of 

WEST boylston AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF WORCES- 
TER TO SUPPLY SAID DISTRICT WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of West 
Boylston, liable to taxation in said town and residing 
within the territory comprised within the following bound- 
ary lines, to wit: Beginning at a point which is the inter- 
section of the northerly line of the city of Worcester, with 
the westerly line of the town of West Boylston; thence 
northerly along said westerly line of the town of West 
Boylston to the southerly line of Parker street; then 
easterly along the southerly line of Parker street to the 
westerly line of Prospect street; thence across Prospect 
street easterly, on the southerly line of Parker street con- 
tinued, on land owned by John and Amanda S. Nystrom, 
and land owned by Oscar C. and Anna L. Erickson, to a 
point two hundred feet easterly of the easterly line of 
Prospect street; thence southerly on a line parallel to, 
and two hundred feet easterly of the easterly line of Pros- 
pect street, to the northerly line of the city of Worcester 
and land of Arthur C. and Lena P. Hall; thence westerly 
along the northerly line of the city of Worcester and the 
southerly line of the town of West Boylston to the point 



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309 



of beginning, — shall constitute a fire and water district, 
and are hereby made a body corporate by the name of 
the Pinecroft Water District of West Boylston, hereinafter 
called the district, for the purpose of supplying themselves 
with water for the extinguishment 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, for assessing and raising taxes 
as provided herein for the payment of such services, and 
for defraying the necessary expenses of carrying on the 
business of said district, subject to all general laws now 
or hereafter in force relating to such districts, except as 
otherwise provided herein. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the district, 
acting by and through its board of water commissioners 
hereinafter provided for, may contract with the city of 
Worcester or any other municipality, acting through its 
water department, or with any water company, or with 
any water district, for whatever water may be required, 
authority to furnish the same being hereby granted, and/or 
may take by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine 
of the General Laws, or acquire by lease, purchase or 
otherwise, and hold, the waters, or any portion thereof, 
of any pond, spring or stream, or of any ground sources 
of supply by means of driven, artesian or other wells, 
within the town of West Boylston, 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 collecting, storing, holding, puri- 
fying and preserving the purity of the water and for con- 
veying 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 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 estab- 
lishment and maintenance of complete and effective water 
works; and for that purpose may construct wells and 
reservoirs and establish pumping works, and may construct, 
lay 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 for the purposes of constructing, 



May contract 
with city of 
Worcester. 



May take 
waters of any 
pond, etc., in 
town of West 
Boylston, may 
take lands, 
rights of way, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



May construct 
dams, stand- 
pipes, etc., 
make excava- 
tions, etc. 



May construct 
wells, etc., lay 
aqueducts, 
conduits, etc. 



310 



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May dig up 
and embank 
lands, high- 
ways, etc. 
Proviso. 



Requirements 
for entry upon 
railroad 
locations. 



City of 

Worcester may 
supply dis- 
trict with 
water, etc. 

May lay pipes, 
etc. 



May dig 

up public ways. 

Proviso. 



Agreement as 
to quantity of 
water to be 
supplied, and 
price to be 
paid, etc. 



Property 
damages, etc. 



District may 
borrow money, 
issue bonds, 
etc. 



Pinecroft Water 
District of West 
Boylaton Loan, 
Act of 1932. 



laying, maintaining, operating and repairing such conduits, 
pipes and other works, and for all proper purposes of this 
act, the 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 such way shall be subject 
to the direction of the selectmen of the town of West 
Boylston. Said district shall not enter upon, construct 
or lay any conduit, pipe 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 2A. The city of Worcester may supply the 
district with water upon such terms and conditions as may 
be agreed upon by the water commissioner of said city and 
the board of water commissioners of the district; and for 
this purpose said city may lay and maintain such pipes as 
are necessary to connect its existing water mains and the 
mains of the district at such point or points at or near the 
boundary line between said city and the district as may 
be agreed upon; and may construct such other necessary 
works and install such apparatus for regulating and 
measuring the flow of water as may be necessary or con- 
venient; and for that purpose may dig up any pubhc way 
lying wholly or in part in either said city or said town; 
provided, that no such way in said town shall be dug up 
without the consent of its board of selectmen. 

The said water commissioner and board of water com- 
missioners may, by written contract, agree upon the 
quantity of water to be supplied, the method of measure- 
ment of the same, and the price to be paid therefor, and 
all matters incidental thereto; and such a contract when 
duly executed by authority of said commissioner and said 
board shall be binding upon said city and the district for 
such time as may be agreed upon. 

Section 3. Any person sustaining damages in his 
property by any taking under this act or any other thing 
done under authority thereof may recover such damages 
from the 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 
expenses and liabiUties incurred under this act, other than 
expenses of maintenance and operation, the district may 
borrow from time to time such sums as may be necessary, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, ten thousand dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear 
on their face the words, Pinecroft Water District of West 
Boylston Loan, Act of 1932. Each authorized issue shall 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable 



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311 



in not more than thirty years from their dates. Indebted- 
ness incurred under this act shall be subject to chapter 
forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 5. The district shall, at the time of authorizing 
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 its water works and the 
interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as afore- 
said by the district, and to make such payments on the 
principal as may be required under this act, shall without 
further vote be assessed upon the district by the assessors 
of said town of West Boylston, annually thereafter until 
the debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 6. Any land taken or acquired under this 
act shall be managed, improved and controlled by the 
board of water commissioners hereinafter provided for, 
in such manner as they shall deem for the best interest 
of the district. All authority vested in said commissioners 
by this section shall be subject to the provisions of section 
nine. 

Section 7. Whenever a tax is duly voted by the 
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. 
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 the district. The district may collect interest 
on overdue taxes in the manner in which interest is author- 
ized to be collected on town taxes. 

Section 8. The first meeting of the voters of the terri- 
tory included 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 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 a majority 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. The district shall, after the acceptance of 
this act as aforesaid, elect by ballot, either at the same 



Payment of 
loan, etc. 



Land acquired 
to be man- 
aged, etc., by 
board of water 
commissioners. 



Assessment of 
taxes. 



Meeting, how 
called. 



Board of water 
commissioners, 
election, 
powers, etc. 



312 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 239. 



Treasurer of 
district. 



Bond. 



Quorum. 
Vacancy. 



Commis- 
sioners to fix 
water rates, 
etc. 

Income, 
how used. 



Annual, etc., 
report. 



Adoption of 
by-laws, 
calling of 
meetings, etc. 



meeting at which this act is accepted or at a special meeting 
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 the 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. At the meeting at which 
said commissioners are first elected and at each annual 
district meeting, the district shall elect by ballot a treasurer 
of the district, who shall be other than a commissioner, 
and who shall give bond to the district in such an amount 
as may be fixed by the commissioners and with a surety 
company authorized to transact business in the common- 
wealth as surety. A majority of the 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 the 
district at any legal meeting called for the purpose. No 
money shall be drawn from the treasury of the 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 
equitable 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 shall 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 may be appropriated for such new construction 
as said commissioners may recommend, and in case a 
surplus should remain after payment for such new con- 
struction the water rates shall be reduced proportionately. 
Said commissioners shall annually, and as often as the 
district may require, render a report upon the condition 
of the works under their charge, and an account of their 
doings, including an account of receipts and expenditures. 

Section 11. The district may adopt by-laws prescribing 
by whom and how meetings may be called, notified and 
conducted; and, upon the application of ten or more legal 
voters of the district, meetings may also be called by 
warrant as provided in section eight. The 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. The 
district shall have all the rights and privileges conferred 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 240. 



313 



by law upon water districts and fire districts, so far as 
applicable. 

Section 12. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, 
pollutes or diverts any water obtained or supplied under 
this act, or wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, 
well, standpipe, aqueduct, pipe or other property owned 
or used by the district for any of the purposes of this act, 
shall forfeit and pay to the district three times the amount 
of damages assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action 
of tort, and upon conviction of any of the above acts shall 
be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars 
or by imprisonment in jail for a term not exceeding six 
months. 

Section 13. Upon a petition in writing addressed to 
said commissioners by any owner of real estate in said 
town, abutting on the district, setting forth that the 
petitioner desires to have certain accurately described 
portions of his real estate included therein, said com- 
missioners shall cause a duly warned meeting of the district 
to be called, at which meeting the voters may vote on the 
question of including said real estate within the 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 the district; 
and thereupon said real estate shall become and be part 
of the 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. 

Section 14. This act shall take full effect upon its 
acceptance by a majority vote of the voters of the district 
present and voting thereon at a district meeting called, 
in accordance with the provisions of section eight, within 
three years after its passage; but the number of meetings 
so called in any one year shall not exceed three. This 
act shall become void, unless the district shall begin to 
distribute water to consumers within three years after 
its acceptance as aforesaid. Approved May 18, 1932. 



Penalty for 
polluting 
water, etc. 



Referendum 
to voters on 
question of 
including cer- 
tain real estate 
within district, 
etc. 



Effective upon 

acceptance, 

etc. 



C/iap.240 



An Act authorizing the city of boston to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO THE FATHER OF GUENIVERE B. CAVERLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral City of 
obhgation, the city of Boston may pay to James S. Caverly, pay^alu'^of 
the father of Guenivere B. Caverly, a minor, a sum not ^°^^^o(' 
exceeding four hundred and fifty dollars, to reimburse Guenivere b. 
the said James S. Caverly for expenses of medical and ^'^"^^'^^y- 
hospital care incurred by him on account of injuries received 
by said minor at the Lewis school in said city October 
sixth, nineteen hundred and twenty-five. Said payment 



314 



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Effective upon 

acceptance, 

etc. 



shall be made from any funds other than school funds, 
available for the purpose. 

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. 

Approved May 19, 1932. 



Department 
of public 
works may 
construct a 
new bridge 
over Saugus 
river between 
certain points. 



May take 
public or 
private lands, 
etc. 



Chap.24il An Act providing for the construction of a new bridge 

OVER THE SAUGUS RIVER BETWEEN THE POINT OF PINES 
IN THE CITY OF REVERE AND THE CITY OF LYNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The department of public works, herein- 
after called the department, is hereby authorized and 
directed to construct a new bridge and approaches thereto, 
with a draw, over the Saugus river between the Point 
of Pines in the city of Revere and the city of Lynn, and said 
bridge and approaches shall connect with the metropolitan 
parkway and the state highway in said cities, respectively. 

Section 2. The department may, on behalf of the 
commonwealth, take by eminent domain, under chapter 
seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase 
or otherwise, such public or private lands, public parks 
or reservations, or parts thereof or rights therein, and lands 
or rights therein under the control of the metropolitan 
district commission and/or pubHc ways, as it may deem 
necessary for carrying out the provisions of this act, 
including such land or rights in land as may be necessary 
for the construction of any necessary drainage outlets; 
provided, that no damages shall be paid for public lands 
or parks, parkways or reservations so taken. The depart- 
ment may also make such alterations in connecting ways 
as may be necessary for carrying out said provisions. 

Section 3. The cost of constructing said bridge and 
land takings for the same, including any damages awarded 
or paid on account of any taking of land or property 
therefor, or any injury to the same, any sums paid for 
lands or rights purchased, and all other expenses incurred 
in carrying out the provisions of section one, shall not 
exceed, in the aggregate, one million three hundred and 
fifteen thousand dollars and shall be paid by the common- 
wealth, subject to appropriation, from the Highway Fund. 

Section 4. When the work herein authorized shall 
have been completed, said bridge and the approach at the 
southerly end thereof connecting with the metropolitan 
parkway shall be transferred to the control of the metro- 
politan district commission, and the cost of maintenance 
of said bridge and approach shall be assessed upon the 
municipalities of the metropolitan parks district in pro- 
portion to the respective taxable valuations of the property 
of said municipalities as defined by section fifty-nine of 
chapter ninety-two of the General Laws, except that so 



Pro\'iso. 



Expenditure. 



To be paid 
from Highway 
Fund. 

Bridge and ap- 
proach to be 
transferred to 
metropolitan 
district com- 
mission. 



Assessment of 
cost of main- 
tenance, etc. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 242, 243. 315 

much of said cost as represents the compensation paid to 
persons employed in operating the draw of said bridge, 
shall be assessed as follows: — forty per cent upon the 
city of Lynn, forty per cent upon the town of Saugus and 
the remaining twenty per cent upon the city of Revere. 
Assessments for compensation paid as aforesaid shall be 
made and collected by the state treasurer as a part of the 
annual state tax. Approved May 19, 1932. 



Chap.24:2 



An Act relative to the annual observance of the 
anniversary of the boston massacre and of the 
heroic deaths of crispus attucks, samuel maverick, 
james caldwell, samuel gray and patrick carr. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter six of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. e, 
inserting after section twelve C^ inserted by chapter one afterl'^iTc. 
hundred and fifty-three of the acts of the current year, 
the following new section: — Section 12D. The governor Annual ob- 
shall annually issue a proclamation calHng for a proper |1[,^versa?y of 
observance on March fifth of the anniversary of the Boston ^j°^^gg°°gre etc 
Massacre wherein Crispus Attucks, an American of African 
descent, and Samuel Maverick, James Caldwell, Samuel 
Gray and Patrick Carr met heroic deaths as the first 
martyrs in the cause of American independence. 

Approved May 19, 1932. 



Chap.2^3 



An Act providing for i^he payment by the common- 
wealth TO ITS municipalities OF SUBSTANTIALLY THE 
WHOLE OF THE PROCEEDS OF THE TEMPORARY INCREASE 
IN THE GASOLINE TAX. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend Emergency 
to defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to p'"^^'"'^^^- 
be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate pres- 
ervation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There shall be paid on June first in the Payment by 
current year, from the appropriation made by item five weTitiTtoits 
hundred and eighty-nine of the general appropriation act municipalities 

(•ii j^j^j ji , • A 1 J ij •! for highway 



of the current year, to towns then entitled to state aid p^urpolerof 
for repair and improvement of public ways, other than state ti'aUy'the 
highways, under section twenty-six of chapter eighty-one ^^oie of the 
of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter theTemporary 
one hundred and seventy-one of the acts of nineteen gaeotoetax. 
hundred and thirty, the sum of four hundred and fifty- 
six thousand three hundred dollars, the same to be ap- 
portioned among said towns at the rate of fifty dollars 
for each mile of public ways, other than state highways, 
within their respective limits. Amounts paid to towns 
as aforesaid shall be in addition to the amounts to which 
they are entitled under said section twenty-six. There 



316 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 244. 



shall also be paid, without appropriation, from the High- 
way Fund on said June first to cities and towns not en- 
titled to state aid as aforesaid the sum of five million five 
hundred thousand dollars, the same to be apportioned 
among such cities and towns in proportion to the amounts 
for which they will be respectively assessed for the state 

Pro-v-iso. tax of the current year; provided, that no such city or town 

shall receive a sum less than was received by it under 
section seven of chapter one hundred and twenty-two of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-one. The amount 
of any sum payable to a city or town hereunder shall, in 
the current year, 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 
said year for the construction, reconstruction or main- 
tenance of highways. 

Repeal. SECTION 2. Said section seven is hereby repealed. 

Approved May 20, 1932. 



Chap. 24:4 An Act providing for state aid in the extermination 
OF starfish in the waters of buzzards bay, vineyard 

SOUND AND NANTUCKET SOUND. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Division of 
fisheries and 
game to co- 
operate in ex- 
termination of 
starfish, etc. 



Expenditure. 



Apportion- 
ment of funds, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Work to be 
done in such 
manner as 
division may 
determine, 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 division of fisheries and game of the 
department of conservation is hereby authorized and 
directed to assist and co-operate with municipalities whose 
territory extends into the waters of Buzzards Bay, Vineyard 
Sound or Nantucket Sound in exterminating starfish in 
said waters, and for said purpose the division may expend 
such sums, not exceeding, in the aggregate, fifteen thousand 
dollars, as may hereafter be appropriated therefor. 

Section 2. The funds so appropriated shall be ap- 
portioned by said division among said municipalities in 
such amounts as will effect the greatest measure of relief 
to the shellfish industry from the starfish nuisance; provided, 
that no money shall be paid hereunder to any municipality 
for the purpose of assisting it in the work of exterminating 
starfish within its limits unless said municipality shall have 
appropriated for said work an amount equal to at least 
one fourth of the total cost thereof as estimated by said 
division, and any appropriation already made in the 
current year by any such municipality for exterminating 
starfish shall be taken into account in determining its 
right to state aid hereunder. 

Section 3. The work of exterminating starfish by 
municipalities aided hereunder shall be done, and ex- 
penditures therefor shall be made, in such manner as said 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 245. 



317 



division may determine and in accordance with rules and 
regulations which said division shall make with respect 
thereto. Approved May 23, 1932. 



Chap. 24:5 



G. L. 168, § 51. 
etc., amended. 



Savings 
banks. 

Withdrawal of 
deposits, 
right to re- 
quire notice 
of, or of ap- 
plication for 
loan, etc. 



An Act relative to withdrawals of deposits in savings 
banks and savings departments of trust companies 
and to the granting of certain loans on such 
deposits. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend Emergency 
to defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be p'^*""^ ^• 
an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation 
of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and sixty-eight of 
the General Laws, as most recently amended in section 
fifty-one by section one of chapter four hundred and sixty- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is 
hereby further amended by striking out said section fifty- 
one and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 
51. The deposits in such corporation may be withdrawn 
at such time and in such manner as the by-laws direct, 
and, for the purpose of computing the limitations on the 
principal amounts of such deposits as provided by section 
thirty-one, all deposits so withdrawn shall be deducted 
first from the principal amounts last deposited, exclusive 
of dividends; but the treasurer of such corporation may at 
any time require a depositor to give a written notice not 
exceeding ninety days of his intention to withdraw the 
whole or any part of his deposit or to apply for a loan 
under section fifty-one A. Whenever said notice is required 
from ten or more depositors on any one day, such corpo- 
ration shall be deemed to have made a general require- 
ment and shall file with the commissioner within forty- 
eight hours thereafter a written notice thereof. Until 
such general requirement has been removed and notice 
thereof filed with the commissioner, no payment by way 
of withdrawal or loan shall be made to any depositor on 
account of his deposit, except that, with the approval 
of the commissioner, such sum or sums not exceeding, in 
the aggregate, an amount fixed by the board of investment 
may be so paid to each depositor. 

Whenever in the judgment of the board of investment 
there is an unusual demand for withdrawals the corporation 
may with the approval of the commissioner, and when- 
ever in the opinion of the commissioner there is such an 
unusual demand the corporation shall upon his order, 
require a depositor to give written notice of his intention 
to withdraw the whole or any part of his deposits or to 
apply for a loan under section fifty-one A, such notice to 
be for such period, not exceeding six months, as may be 



Written notice 
to be filed 
with com- 
missioner. 



General re- 
quirement as 
to written 
notice of with- 
drawal or loan 
in case of 
unusual de- 
mand for 
withdrawals. 



318 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 245. 



Period of 
notice, de- 
termination by 
comniissioner. 



Advertising 
for deposits 
regulated. 



G. L. 172, § 66, 
etc., amended. 



Trust com- 
panies, 
savings de- 
partments. 

Withdrawal 
of deposits, 
right to re- 
quire notice 
of, or of ap- 
plication for 
loan, etc. 



General re- 
quirement as 
to written 
notice of with- 
drawal or loan 
in case of 
unusual de- 
mand for 
withdrawals. 



Period of 
notice, deter- 
mination by 
commissioner. 



determined by the commissioner, which period may in his 
discretion be extended, but not beyond one year from the 
date of notice; and until such a requirement has been 
revoked by the commissioner the foregoing hmitations as 
to payments by way of withdrawal or loan applicable 
in case of a general requirement as aforesaid shall apply. 

Such corporation shall not advertise for deposits in 
newspapers, by posters or other written solicitation, 
while any requirement of notice of intention to withdraw 
is in effect, unless the advertisement shall contain, in type 
not smaller than the largest type thereof, a statement 
that such deposits may not be paid out by way of with- 
drawal or loan except in accordance with the terms of the 
requirement, which terms shall be set forth in such state- 
ment. 

Section 2. Chapter one hundred and seventy-two 
of the General Laws, as most recently amended in section 
sixty-six by section three of said chapter four hundred and 
sixty-eight, is hereby further amended by striking out said 
section sixty-six and inserting in place thereof the following: 
— Section 66. The deposits in the savings department 
of any such corporation may be withdrawn at such time 
and in such manner as the by-laws direct; but the treasurer 
may at any time require a depositor in such department 
to give a written notice not exceeding ninety days of his 
intention to withdraw the whole or any part of his deposit 
therein or to apply for a loan under section sixty-six A. 
Whenever said notice is required from ten or more depositors 
on any one day, such corporation shall be deemed to have 
made a general requirement and shall file with the com- 
missioner within forty-eight hours thereafter a written 
notice thereof. Until such general requirement has been 
removed and notice thereof filed with the commissioner, 
no payment by way of withdrawal or loan shall be made 
to any such depositor on account of his deposit in such 
department, except that, with the approval of the com- 
missioner, such sum or sums not exceeding, in the ag- 
gregate, an amount fixed by the investment committee 
may be so paid to each such depositor. 

Whenever in the judgment of the investment committee 
there is an unusual demand by such depositors for with- 
drawals the corporation may with the approval of the 
commissioner, and whenever in the opinion of the com- 
missioner there is such an unusual demand the corporation 
shall upon his order, require such a depositor to give 
written notice of his intention to withdraw the whole or 
any part of his deposits in such department or to apply 
for a loan under section sixty-six A, such notice to be for 
such period not exceeding six months, as may be determined 
by the commissioner, which period may, in his discretion, 
be extended, but not beyond one year from the date of 
notice; and until such a requirement has been revoked by 
the commissioner the foregoing limitations as to payments 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 246, 247. 



319 



by way of withdrawal or loan applicable in case of a general 
requirement as aforesaid shall apply. 

Such corporation shall not advertise for deposits in Advertising 
newspapers, by posters or other written solicitation, regulated*^ 
while any requirement of notice of intention to withdraw 
is in effect, unless the advertisement shall contain, in type 
not smaller than the largest type thereof, a statement 
that such deposits may not be paid out by way of with- 
drawal or loan except in accordance with the terms of the 
requirement, which terms shall be set forth in such state- 
ment. Approved May 23, 1932. 



C/iap.246 



An Act authorizing the town of Greenfield to use 
certain park land for water supply purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Greenfield is hereby authorized Town of 
to use so much of Rocky Mountain, so called, located in ^a^y use'cer- 
said town and held by it for public park purposes, as may *»'" park land 
be necessary for the construction and maintenance thereon supply pur- 
of a water storage standpipe and such water mains, con- ^°^^^- 
nections and appliances as may be needed for the full 
utihzation of said standpipe. 

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

Approved May 23, 1932. 



An Act authorizing the appointment of an additional nh„j. 947 



COURT OFFICER FOR 
EASTERN MIDDLESEX 



THE THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and eighteen of the 
General Laws, as most recently amended in section sixty- 
two by chapter two hundred and thirty-five of the acts 
of the current year, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: — Section 62. In the municipal court of the city 
of Boston the court officers appointed shall not exceed 
ten for criminal business and five for civil business and one 
of such court officers for criminal business shall be des- 
ignated 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 four court officers may be appointed; in the East 
Boston district court and in the third district court of 
Eastern Middlesex, three court officers may be appointed; 
in the municipal court of the South Boston district, of the 
Charlestown district, of the Dorchester district and of the 
West Roxbury district, the district court of Chelsea and 
the district court of East Norfolk two court officers for 
each court may be appointed; and in each of the other 



G. L. 218, § 62, 
etc., amended. 



Number of 
court officers 
in district 
courts. 



Additional for 
third district 
court of East- 
ern Middlesex. 



320 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 248, 249. 



Effective upon 

acceptance, 

etc. 



district courts in the commonwealth one court officer may 
be appointed. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by the county commissioners of 
Middlesex county; but not otherwise. 

Approved May S3, 1932. 



Chap. 24:^ An Act extending the time dueing which there shall 

BE COLLECTED AN ADDITIONAL EXCISE TAX ON SALES OF 
GASOLINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The time during which the additional excise tax of one 
cent is imposed on each gallon of fuel, as defined in section 
one of chapter sixty-four A of the General Laws, sold in 
the commonwealth, is hereby extended to and including 
the thirtieth day of April, nineteen hundred and thirty-six, 
and the provisions of section four of chapter one hundred 
and twenty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty- 
one shall apply to the tax so imposed during such extended 
period. Approved May 23, 1932. 



Additional 
excise tax on 
sales of gaso- 
line, time ex- 
tended. 



G. L. 90, §33, 
etc., amended. 



C/iap,249 An Act relative to the registration fees of certain 
• publicly owned motor vehicles. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty-three of chapter ninety 
of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 
twelve of chapter one hundred and eighty of the acts of 
the current year, is hereby further amended by striking 
out the paragraph contained in the fifth to the nineteenth 
lines, inclusive, as printed in section five of chapter three 
hundred and sixteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, and by inserting after the paragraph inserted 
by section five of chapter three hundred and thirty-two 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, as amended 
by section five of chapter forty-seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and tliirty-one, two new paragraphs, — so 
that the first five paragraphs will read as follows: — 

The registrar or his authorized agents shall collect fees 
as follows : 

For the registration of every motor cycle, one dollar and 
fifty cents. 

For the registration of every ambulance, fire engine or 
apparatus, police patrol wagon or other vehicle used by 
the police department of any city or town or park board 
solely for the official business of such department or board, 
no fee shall be collected hereunder. 

For the registration of every motor vehicle and trailer 
owned by the commonwealth or any political subdivision 
thereof and used solely for official business, not exempt 



Registration 
fees. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 250. 



321 



from the payment of fees as hereinbefore provided, two 
dollars. 

For the registration of every motor bus not owned as 
provided in the prccedins; paragraph which is used ex- 
clusively under contract for the transportation of school 
children, two dollars; provided, that any such motor bus 
may also be used for the transportation of persons to and 
from church and Sunday school services without the pay- 
ment of additional registration fee. This and the two 
preceding paragraphs shall apply to the registration of 
vehicles described therein regardless of whether they are 
designed to be propelled otherwise than by fuel as defined 
in section one of chapter sixty-four A, in this section 
referred to as "non-gasohne driven", or designed to be 
propelled by fuel as so defined, in this section referred 
to as "gasoline driven". 

Section 2. Tliis act shall not apply to the registration Ain-< 
of motor vehicles or trailers for operation during the current °^ ^'^ 
year, but shall apply to such registration for operation 
during the year nineteen hundred and thirty-three and 
subsequent years. Approved May 23, 1932. 



ication 
t. 



An Act enlarging the class of widows of veterans 

OF the MEXICAN BORDER SERVICE OR OF THE WORLD 
WAR WHO MAY BE BURIED AT PUBLIC EXPENSE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section nineteen of chapter one hundred and fifteen of 
the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 
two of chapter two hundred and thirty-three of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirty, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in the thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth lines, 
the words "prior to his final discharge from such service" 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — on or before 
January first, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 19. The mayor of each 
city and the selectmen of each town or, in Boston, the 
soldiers' rehef commissioner, shall designate a burial agent, 
who shall not be one of the board of public welfare or be 
employed by said board, and who shall, under regulations 
established by the commissioner, cause properly to be 
interred the body of any honorably discharged soldier or 
sailor who served in the army or navy of the United States 
during the war of the rebellion, or in the Indian campaigns 
if he died in receipt of a pension from the United States, 
or during the war between the United States and Spain 
or the Philippine insurrection after February fourteenth, 
eighteen hundred and ninety-eight and prior to July fourth, 
nineteen hundred and two, or in the Mexican border service 
of nineteen hundred and sixteen and of nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, or in the world war; provided, that the 
soldier or sailor died in such service or after an honorable 



Chap. 250 



G. L. 115, § 19, 
etc., amended. 



Burial agents 
in cities and 
towns, desig- 
nation, powers 
and duties. 



Burial of 
soldiers, etc . 



Proviso. 



322 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 251. 



Burial of 
soldiers' wives, 
widows or de- 
pendent fathers 
or mothers, and 
of army nurses, 
etc. 

Restrictions. 



Application to 
agent after 
interment, 
etc. 



Certification 
to commis- 
sioner. 



discharge therefrom or release from active duty therein; 
and shall also so inter the body of his wife, widow or 
dependent father or mother, and the bodies of army nurses 
entitled to state aid under section six, if they die without 
sufficient means to defray funeral expenses; but no wife 
or widow of any soldier or sailor of the civil war shall be 
entitled to the benefits of this section unless she was married 
to him prior to June twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and 
ninety, and no wife or widow of any soldier of the Indian 
campaigns unless she was married to him prior to March 
fourth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and unless she 
was, if his widow, in receipt of a pension under the act 
of congress of March fourth, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen, and no wife or widow of any soldier or sailor of the 
Spanish war, or the Philippine insurrection, unless she 
was married to him prior to September first, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two; and no wife or widow of any 
soldier or sailor of the Mexican border service or of the 
world war unless she was married to him on or before 
January first, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. If 
an interment has taken place without the knowledge of 
the burial agent, application may be made to him within 
thirty days after the date of death, or after final interment 
if the soldier or sailor dies in the world war service; and 
if upon investigation he shall find that the deceased was 
within the provisions of this section and the rules of the 
commissioner, he may certify the same as provided in the 
following section. Approved May S3, 1932. 



Chap.251 An Act establishing the maximum expense of the 

FUNERALS OF CERTAIN VETERANS TOWARD WHICH THE 
COMMONWEALTH WILL CONTRIBUTE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty of chapter one hundred and fifteen of 
the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 
seven 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 "hundred" in the 
fifth and sixth lines the words : — and fifty, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 20. The expense of a burial 
as aforesaid shall not exceed one hundred dollars, two 
dollars of which shall be paid as compensation to the burial 
agent causing the interment to be made; but if the total 
expense of the burial, by whomsoever incurred, shall 
exceed two hundred and fifty dollars, no payment therefor 
shall be made by the commonwealth. The burial shall 
not be made in any cemetery or burial ground used ex- 
clusively for the burial of persons buried under the pro- 
visions of chapter one hundred and seventeen, or in any 
part of any cemetery or burial ground so used. Relatives 
of the deceased who are unable to bear the expense of 



G. L. 115, § 20, 
«tc., amended. 



Expense of 
burial of in- 
digent soldiers, 
etc., limited. 



Place of 
burial. 



Conduct of 
funeral. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 252. 



323 



burial may be allowed to conduct the funeral. The full Returns of ex- 
amount so expended, the name of the deceased soldier or bycltieaTnd^'^' 
sailor, the rep;iment, company, station, organization or towns. 
vessel in which he served, the date of death, place of inter- 
ment, and in case of a wife or widow the name of the 
husband and date of marriage, and such other details as 
the commissioner may require, shall be certified on oath 
to him, in such manner as he may approve, by the burial 
agent and the treasurer of the town expending the amount, 
within three months after the burial; and the commissioner 
shall endorse upon the certificate his allowance of such 
amounts as he finds have been paid, and reported according 
to the foregoing provisions, and shall transmit the certificate 
to the comptroller. The amounts legally paid and so 
allowed, with no expense for disbursement, shall be re- 
imbursed by the commonwealth to the several towns on 
or before November tenth in the year after the expenditures 
have been made. 



state reim- 
bursement. 



(The foregoing was laid before the governor on the seventeenth 
day of May, 1932, and after five days it had ''the force of a law", 
as prescribed by the constitution, as it was not returned by 
him with his objections thereto within that time.) 



Chap.252 



An Act regulating the sale of prison made goods. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twenty-seven g. l. 127. new 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after ^^gy."" ^^*®'' 
section sixty-seven the following new section: — Section saie of prison 
67 A. Whoever sells or offers for sale within the common- reguLtrd.*^^ 
wealth any goods, wares or merchandise, knowing or having 
reasonable cause to believe that the same were manu- 
factured, produced or mined, wholly or in part, by convicts 
or prisoners, except convicts or prisoners on parole or 
probation, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one 
hundred dollars ; provided, that nothing herein shall prevent Proviso, 
the sale of goods, wares or merchandise so manufactured, 
produced or mined, if sold at retail on the premises of 
the institution where manufactured or produced or if sold 
to the commonwealth or to any political subdivision thereof, 
or to any quasi-public hospital. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on January Effective date, 
twentieth, nineteen hundred and thirty-four. 

Approved May 25, 1932. 



324 Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 253, 254. 



Chap.25'S An Act regulating the retirement and pensioning 

OF CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCES OF PARK 
BOARDS OF CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L. 32, new Chapter thirty-two of the Genera,! Laws is hereby 

Tss.A ^^^^^ amended by inserting after section eighty-five A, inserted 
therein by section two of chapter three hundred and 
thirty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
Retirement one, the following new section: — Section 85 B. The board 
of'ce?ufn°°''^^ of park commissioners, or other board or officer exercising 
members of the similar powcrs, in any city or town having a police force 

DOllCG lOrCGS Ol 1. / */ «/" CD X 

park boards of scrving in its park department and which accepts this 
reguMed.*"^'"" scction, shall retire from active service and place upon the 
pension roll any permanent member of said police force 
found by it or him to be permanently incapacitated, 
mentally or physically, for useful service therein, by injuries 
received through no fault of his own in the actual per- 
formance of his duty. Said board or officer may also 
retire and place upon the pension roll any permanent 
member of said police force who has performed faithful 
service therein for not less than twenty years continuously, 
and is not less than sixty years old, if, in its or his judgment, 
such member is permanently incapacitated for further 
service therein. If a permanent member of such a police 
force was, prior to his appointment thereto, employed in 
said city or town as a regular member of its police depart- 
ment, the period of such last-mentioned employment shall be 
counted as a part of his continuous service as a permanent 
member of said police force. Every person so retired 
shall annually receive from the city or town as a pension 
a sum equal to one half the amount of the annual com- 
pensation received by him at his retirement. Said board 
or officer may, in case of emergency, call upon any person 
so pensioned for such temporary service as a member of 
such police force as he may be fitted to perform, and during 
such service he shall be paid the difference between the 
rate of full pay for such employment and the rate of pension 
received by him. Approved May 25, 1932. 

Chap.254: An Act relative to bids and contracts for state 

PRINTING AND BINDING AND FOR FURNISHING CERTAIN 
OFFICE SUPPLIES. 

Emergency Whcreas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 

pream e. ^^ defeat its purposc, 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: 

G. L. 5, §1, Section one of chapter five of the General Laws, as most 

e c, amen e recently amended by chapter four hundred and ninety- 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 255, 256. 



325 



is hereby further amended by striking out the paragraph 
added by said chapter four hundred and ninety-three and 
inserting in place thereof the followng: — 

The commission on administration and finance, in Bids and con- 
advertising for bids for the execution of the printing and fSnJand**^ 
binding, or for supplying office stationery and blank books [;|';,'^|g"fi„='g"'^ ^°'' 
without printed headings, for the several departments of certain office 
the government of the commonwealth other than the 3'.'^"'^^''' 
legislative department, shall take into consideration the 
facilities of the several bidders, as well as the terms offered. 
Bids shall be based on a working day of eight hours, except 
on Saturday, when the working day shall consist of four 
hours, at the prevailing rate of wages. Said commission 
may reject any and all bids received. Bonds satisfactory 
to said commission may be required to be given by the 
party to whom any contract is awarded, to secure its 
faithful performance. Approved May 26, 1982. 



An Act relative to the age of compulsory retire- (^/^^t, 255 

MENT OF school TEACHERS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section ten of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, g. l. 32. § 10, 
as most recently amended by chapter three hundred and ^^''■' ^^lended. 
sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, 
is hereby further amended by striking out paragraph (2) 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — 

(2) Any member, on attaining the age of seventy, shall Age of compui- 
be retired from service in the public schools at the end of of'schooi""^"^"* 
the school year in which said age is attained, but any teachers. 
member attaining that age in July or August shall then 
be retired. Approved May 26, 1932. 



An Act providing for the construction of a break- Chap.256 
water in the town of winthrop. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of protecting Winthrop 
Shore drive and other shore property in the town of Win- 
throp, the department of public works is hereby authorized 
and directed to construct a breakwater in a location 
about one thousand feet easterly of the shore in said town, 
or in such other location as said department may deem 
advisable. No work shall be begun hereunder until the 
town of Winthrop has contributed and paid into the 
treasury of the commonwealth the sum of twenty-five 
thousand dollars, which together with such sum, not ex- 
ceeding one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, as 
may hereafter be appropriated by the commonwealth, 
shall constitute a fund for the^work herein authorized. 

Section 2. The expenditures made from funds ap- 
propriated by the commonwealth as aforesaid shall be paid 



Department of 
public works 
to construct a 
breakwater in 
town of 
Winthrop. 



No work until, 
etc. 



Expenditures, 
how paid. 



326 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 257, 258. 



Town of 
Winthrop 
may borrow 
outside limit of 
indebtedness, 
etc. 



as follows: — three fifths from the general fund or revenue 
of the commonwealth, one fifth from the highway fund 
and one fifth by the cities and towns of the metropolitan 
parks district, including Winthrop, in proportion to the 
respective taxable valuations of the property of said cities 
and towns, as defined by section fifty-nine of chapter 
ninety-two of the General Laws. 

Section 3. For the purpose of meeting the payment 
of twenty-five thousand dollars required to be paid by 
the town of Winthrop as aforesaid, said town may borrow 
outside its limit of indebtedness as fixed by law such sums 
as may be necessary, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall be payable in not more than ten years; and 
such indebtedness 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 thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred and 
twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight. Approved May 26, 1932. 



Chap. 257 An Act relative to the holding of professional sports 

AND GAMES, SO CALLED, ON THE LORD's DAY IN FENWAY 
PARK, so CALLED, IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. So much of the provisions of section twenty- 
two of chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the General 
Laws, as appearing in section two of chapter four hundred 
and six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, 
as provides that "no sport or game shall be permitted in a 
place, other than a public playground or park, within one 
thousand feet of any regular place of worship" shall not 
apply in case of the present American League baseball 
park in the city of Boston, commonly known as Fenway 
Park. 

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

Approved May 27, 1932. 



Certain pro- 
visions of law 
relative to 
holding of pro- 
fessional sports 
and games on 
Lord's day not 
applicable to 
Fenway Park. 



Chap. 258 An Act making further provision for certain high- 
way IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF REVERE BY THE 
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



1931, 445, § 1, 
amended. 



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 folloivs: 

Section L Chapter four hundred and forty-five of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-one is hereby 
amended by striking out section one and inserting in place 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 258. 327 

thereof the following: — Section 1. The department Department of 
of pubhc works, hereinafter called the department, is To lay out and 
hereby directed to lay out and construct a state highway eerTaTneta'te 
under the provisions of chapter eighty-one of the General highway in city 
Laws, except as herein otherwise provided, substantially 
in the following location: Beginning at the Revere Beach 
parkway at or near the Revere station of the Boston and 
Maine Railroad in the city of Revere, thence extending in 
a generally northeasterly direction to connect with the 
North Shore road, so called, at a point between Beach 
street and Revere street in said city, including any necessary 
alterations to the bridge at Beach street, crossing the tracks 
of said railroad, and including a crossing at grade of a spur 
track of said railroad about two hundred and fifty feet 
northeasterly of the intersection of said state highway with 
Kimball avenue in said city. 

Section 2. Said chapter four hundred and forty-five issi. 445, §2. 
is hereby further amended by striking out section two and *™^" 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 2. The To widen and 
department is hereby further directed to widen and re- certSn'^^ortiona 
construct the existing state highway in the city of Revere ^^^y ^n^dty^J)! 
beginning at the boundary line between the cities of Revere Revere, and 
and Boston and extending to the intersection of said state of R^'vereBeach 
highway with the Revere Beach parkway, to widen and parkway, etc. 
reconstruct portions of said parkway in said city of Revere 
between said intersection and Ocean avenue, and to lay out 
and construct a state highway under the provisions of 
chapter eighty-one of the General Laws beginning at a 
point on said existing state highway at or near its inter- 
section with Endicott street in said city of Revere and 
extending in a general northeasterly direction over public 
and private property to said Ocean avenue, including an 
underpass carrying said new state highway under said 
Revere Beach parkway. When the work authorized by 
this section shall have been completed, that portion of 
said Revere Beach parkway widened as above provided 
shall become a part of the metropolitan parks system and 
shall be kept in good condition and repair by the metro- 
poUtan district commission. 

Section 3. Section six of said chapter four hundred 1931, 445, § 6. 
and forty-five is hereby further amended by adding at the amended. 
end thereof the following new sentence: — The depart- Agreement as 
ment is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement 0° brid"e^at'*"''* 
with the Boston and Maine Railroad and the Eastern Beach street. 
Massachusetts Street Railway Company to provide for 
the maintenance of said bridge at Beach street. 

Section 4. Said chapter four hundred and forty-five 1931, 445. § 7, 
is hereby further amended by striking out section seven amended. 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 7. How portions 
The portions of the cost of the work to be paid by the °ided^by%^6°" 
commonwealth as provided by the preceding section shall shall be paid by 
be paid, subject to appropriation, from the highway fund. 

Section 5. Said chapter four hundred and forty-five 1931. 445. § s, 

amended. 



328 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 258. 



How cost 
authorized by 
§ 2 shall be 
paid by state. 



1931, 445, §9, 
amended. 



Apportion- 
ment of cost 
authorized 
by § 3. 



1931, 445, § 10, 
amended. 

State treasurer 
to assess and 
collect such 
portions of cost 
of work to be 
paid by city 
of Revere. 



To meet pay- 
ments, city of 
Revere may 
borrow money, 
issue bonds, 
etc. 



1931, 445, new 
section at end 
thereof. 
Transfer to 
city of Revere 
or metroijolitan 
district com- 
mission of land 
no longer 
needed. 



is hereby further amended by striking out section eight and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 8. The 
cost of the work authorized by section two shall be paid 
by the commonwealth, subject to appropriation, from the 
highway fund. 

Section 6. Said chapter four hundred and forty-five 
is hereby further amended by striking out section nine and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 9. 
Of the cost of the work authorized by section three, one 
tliird shall be paid by the commonwealth, subject to ap- 
propriation, from the highway fund; one third by the city 
of Revere; and one third by the municipalities of the 
metropolitan parks district, including th3 city of Revere, in 
proportion to the respective taxable valuations of the 
property of said municipalities as defined by section fifty- 
nine of chapter ninety-two of the General Laws. 

Section 7. Said chapter four hundred and forty-five 
is hereby further amended by striking out section ten and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 10. 
Such portions of the cost of the work authorized by sections 
one and thi-ee which are to be paid by the city of Revere, 
other than the proportionate part of such cost payable 
on account of its membership in the metropolitan parks 
district, as shall, from time to time during the progress 
of said work, be certified b}^ the department to the state 
treasurer, shall be assessed and collected by him in the 
apportionment and assessment of the annual state tax. 
To meet said payments, said city may borrow outside its 
limit of indebtedness as fixed by law such sums as may be 
necessary, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which 
shall be payable in not more than ten years; and such in- 
debtedness 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 
thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred and twenty- 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

Section 8. Said chapter four hundred and forty-five 
is hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following new section: — Section 11. When the work 
authorized by sections one and three shall have been 
completed, the title to or control of any parcel of such land 
and/or any right in land taken or acquired therefor as in the 
opinion of the department is no longer needed for state 
highway purposes may be transferred by the department 
to the city of Revere or the metropolitan district com- 
mission. Approved May 27, 1932. 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 259. 



329 



An Act relative to the furnishing op adequate 
assistance to certain aged citizens. 

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 pubhc convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and 
ninety-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty- 
one is hereby amended by striking out, in the second line, 
the word "and" the first time it occurs and inserting in 
place thereof a comma, — and also by inserting after the 
word "thirty-two" in the same line the words: — and nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-three, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 1. In each of the years nineteen hundred and 
thirty-one, nineteen hundred and thirty-two and nine- 
teen hundred and tliirty-three, an old age assistance tax 
of one dollar shall be assessed on every male inhabitant 
of the commonwealth above the age of twenty, whether 
a citizen of the United States or an ahen. A statement 
of the purpose of such tax shall appear on the face of the 
tax bill. Nothing herein contained shall be construed 
to affect the poll tax authorized to be assessed by the 
assessors of the Shelburne Falls Fire District pursuant to 
the provisions of chapter two hundred and sixty-two of 
the acts of eighteen hundred and fifty-five, and acts in 
amendment thereof or in addition thereto. 

Section 2. Said chapter three hundred and ninety- 
eight is hereby further amended by striking out section 
eight and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 8. Out of the sum of two million four hundred 
thousand dollars, which is the estimated amount of the 
proceeds of the old age assistance tax imposed by section 
one of this act in the years nineteen hundred and thirty- 
one and nineteen hundred and thirty-two, cities and towns 
shall be reimbursed, without appropriation, on or before 
November thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirty-two, 
as hereinafter provided by clauses (a) and (6), for assistance 
given by them to aged citizens under the provisions of 
chapter one hundred and eighteen A of the General Laws, 
inserted therein by section one of chapter four hundred and 
two of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, during 
the ten months' period ending April thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and thirty-two, if accounts therefor are rendered 
to the department of pubhc welfare on or before June 
fifteenth, nineteen hundred and thirty-two, and are ap- 
proved by said department and certified by the comptroller, 
but not otherwise: 

(a) In respect to such assistance given to persons having 
no settlement in the commonwealth, the total amount 
thereof; 



Chap.259 



Emergency 
preamble. 



1931, 398, § 1, 
amended. 



Temporary 
old age 
assistance tax 
on male in- 
habitants of 
state above the 
age of twenty. 



1031, 398, §8, 
amended. 



Reimburaement 
of cities and 
towns for as- 
sistance to 
ased citizens 
during certain 
period, if ac- 
counts therefor 
are rendered to 
department of 
iniblic welfare 
on or before 
June 15, 1932, 
and are ap- 
proved by de- 
partment and 
certified by 
comptroller. 



330 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 259. 



G. L. 118A, §3, 
amended. 



Cities and 
towns to be 
reimbursed by 
commonwealth 
for assistance 
given, etc. 



(b) In respect to all other such assistance given, in the 
proportion that said estimated amount of the proceeds 
of said old age assistance tax in said years nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one and nineteen hundred and thirty-two less 
the amount to be reimbursed under said clause (a) bears 
to the total amount of such other assistance given by cities 
and towns during said ten months' period, as shown by 
said accounts rendered, approved and certified as afore- 
said. 

Out of the proceeds of said tax in the year nineteen 
hundred and thirty-three, and any balance of the proceeds 
of said tax in the years nineteen hundred and thirty-one 
and nineteen hundred and thirty-two, cities and towns 
shall be reimbursed, on or before November thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-three, as provided by section 
three of said chapter one hundred and eighteen A, as 
amended, for assistance given by them as aforesaid during 
the twelve months ending April thirtieth, nineteen hun- 
dred and thirty-three, and for such assistance given by 
them during the ten months' period ending April thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-two, for which reimburse- 
ment has not been made under clause (a) or clause (b) 
aforesaid, if accounts therefor are rendered, approved and 
certified as aforesaid prior to April thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and thirty-three. 

Section 3. 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, is hereby amended by striking out section three and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 3. In 
respect to all aged persons in receipt of assistance under 
this chapter, the town rendering the assistance shall be 
reimbursed by the commonwealth for one third of the 
amount of assistance given, or, if the person so aided has 
no settlement in the commonwealth, for the total amount 
thereof. If the person so aided has a legal settlement in 
another town, two thirds of the amount of such assistance 
given may be recovered in contract against the town liable 
therefor in accordance with chapter one hundred and 
seventeen. All accounts against the commonwealth for 
allowances to cities and towns on account of moneys paid 
for which they are entitled to reimbursement by the 
commonwealth hereunder shall be rendered to the depart- 
ment on or before June fifteenth annually, and shall be for 
the twelve months ending on the thirtieth day of April 
preceding, and, if rendered as aforesaid, approved by the 
department and certified by the comptroller but not 
otherwise, shall be paid by the commonwealth. 

Approved May 27, 19S2. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 260, 261. 



331 



An Act granting discretionary powers to the com- Q hap. 2Q0 

MISSIONER OF CIVIL SERVICE IN RESPECT TO THE REGIS- 
TRATION OR EXAMINATION UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE 
LAWS OF CERTAIN APPLICANTS WHO HAVE BEEN DISMISSED 
OR HAVE RESIGNED FROM THE PUBLIC SERVICE. 



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 pres- 
ervation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the fol- 
lowing new sentence: — No rule shall prevent the com- 
missioner, in his discretion, from accepting an application 
for registration or examination from any person who has 
been dismissed from the public service, or has resigned 
therefrom during the pendency of charges against him, 
or from permitting any such person, upon application, 
to be registered or to take an examination. 

Approved May 27, 1932. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 31, § 6, 
amended. 

Discretionary 
powers granted 
to commissioner 
of civil service 
in respect to 
registration, 
etc., under 
civil service 
laws of certain 
applicants. 



An Act to provide for the funding by the town of 
millville of certain overpayments of taxes as- 
sessed to the united states rubber company. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of refunding to the United 
States Rubber Company, a New Jersey corporation, so 
much of the taxes assessed to it in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and thirty-one upon real estate in the town of Millville 
as was based upon a valuation made by the assessors of 
said town and determined by the board of tax appeals to 
be in excess of the fair cash value thereof, and interest, 
costs and other charges thereon in accordance with law, 
said town may issue from time to time bonds or notes to 
an amount not exceeding, in the aggregate, fifteen thousand 
dollars, which shall bear on their face the words. Town 
of Millville Tax Funding Loan, Act of 1932. Each author- 
ized issue shall constitute 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 
within 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 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 27, 1932. 



Chap. 2QI 



Town of Mill- 
ville may issue 
notes or bonds 
for purpose of 
refunding 
certain over- 
payments of 
taxes assessed 
to United 
States Rubber 
Company. 



Town of Mill- 
ville Tax 
Funding Loan, 
Act of 1932. 



332 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 262. 



Chap.262 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Metropolitan 
district water 
supply com- 
mission may 
construct and 
maintain a 
sewerage sys- 
tem or systems 
for purpose of 
maintaining: 
and protecting 
the purity of the 
water supplies 
from the Ware 
river and 
Wachusett 
watersheds. 



Location and 
plans subject 
to approval, etc. 



Diversion into 
main sewer 
or sewers or 
any branches 
thereof of 
certain sewage, 
etc. 



An Act authorizing the construction and maintenance 
of a sewerage system or systems for the purpose 
of maintaining and protecting the purity of the 
water supplies from the ware river and wachusett 
watersheds. 

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. The metropolitan district water supply 
commission, established under chapter three hundred and 
seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
six, and hereinafter called the commission, is hereby 
authorized, for the purpose of nJkintaining and protecting 
the purity of the water supplied and to be supplied from 
the Wachusett reservoir, the Quinapoxet river and the 
Ware river to the metropolitan water district and the city 
of Worcester and other cities and towns connected with the 
water supply systems of said district and city, to construct, 
maintain and operate one or more main sewers or portions 
thereof, with such branch sewers, treatment works and 
other appurtenances as may be necessary or desirable, 
along the following routes: (a) From the neighborhood of 
Rutland Center in a general southeasterly direction 
through Rutland and through or near the villages of Eagle- 
ville and Holden Center in the town of Holden to a point 
at the boundary line between Holden and Worcester near 
the state highway leading from Worcester to Holden, 
there to connect with a sewer of the city of Worcester if 
and when constructed to that point. (6) Along a portion 
of the route described in route (a) from the neighborhood 
of the village of Eagleville to the point of proposed con- 
nection with the sewer of the city of Worcester, (c) 
From the neighborhood of Rutland Center in a general 
westerly direction through Rutland and through or near 
the village of Coldbrook in the town of Oakham and 
through or near the village of White Valley in the town 
of Barre to such site below the intake works of the metro- 
politan water system as the commission may select for 
the construction of works to treat and purify the sewage. 

The location and plans for such main sewers and for 
any works for the treatment or disposal of sewage to be 
constructed under this act shall be subject to the approval 
of the department of public health. 

The commission is authorized to conduct or divert into 
said main sewer or sewers or any branches thereof the 
sewage from any sewerage system that may hereafter 
be constructed by the towns of Rutland and /or Holden, 
and any sewage, drainage or pollution of any kind caused 
by any institution, factory or person which now finds or 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 262. 333 

may hereafter be in danger of finding its way directly or 
indirectly into said Ware river or its headwaters, or into 
said Quinapoxet river or any other stream, pond, reservoir 
or tributary thereof connected with or discharging into said 
Wachusett reservoir. The commission may for the purpose 
aforesaid acquire, install and operate such machinery, 
pumps and other appurtenances of any kind which may 
from time to time be found necessary or desirable for 
carrying out the purposes of this act. 

Said sewer or sewers and appurtenances and property sewersand 
incidental thereto when completed shall be turned over etc'^"v!hen"com- 
to the metropolitan district commission, and shall be there- [urned'^^verto 
after maintained by it as a part of the metropolitan water inetropoiitan 
system under chapter ninety-two of the General Laws mfss^on."""'' 
and amendments thereof and additions thereto, with all 
the powers and duties conferred and imposed upon it by 
said chapter and upon the commission by this act. 

In constructing the works authorized by this act the in construction 
commission shall proceed with the organization and in the mis'Ifon to°°™ 
manner provided by chapter three hundred and seventy- J^^^ed^^ w^e" 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, and 375, and 1927, 
by chapter three hundred and twenty-one of the acts of ^^^' 
nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, with all the powers and 
duties conferred and imposed thereby. 

Section 2. The commission, acting for and on behalf Commission 
of the commonwealth, may take by eminent domain under Slcessary land, 
chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire ^tr'^'^^in^fert^in 
by purchase or otherwise, any land, water rights, rights towns. 
of way or easements, public or private, in the towns of 
Holden, Rutland, Oakham and Barre necessary or desirable 
for accomplishing any purpose mentioned in this act, and 
may construct such main sewers and branches thereof May construct 
under or over any bridge, railroad, railway, boulevard ptibfkwayl^ 
or other public way, or within the location of any railroad, etc 
and may enter upon or go upon any private land, public 
way or railroad location for the purpose of laying such 
sewers and works and of maintaining and repairing the same, 
and may do any other thing proper or necessary for the 
purposes of this act; provided, that it shall not take in Provisos. 
fee any land of any railroad or railway corporation, and 
that it shall not enter upon or construct any sewer or 
other works within the location of any railroad or rail- 
way corporation except at such times 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 depart- 
ment of public utilities; and provided, further, that it shall 
not enter upon or construct or repair any sewer within the 
location of any state highway except at such time and in 
such manner and location as it may agree upon with the 
commissioner of public works, or, in case of failure to agree, 
as may be approved by the governor and council. 

Section 3. Any taking under this act may be in fee Takings may be 
or otherwise, perpetual in duration or for a limited period wife!eTc°'*'^'^' 



334 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 262. 



Takings to con- 
form to certain 
laws, except, 
etc. 



Cominission 
need make 
no award of 



Time for 
giving certain 
notice. 



Time for filing 
petitions for 
assessment of 
damages, etc. 



Work done in 
any street or 
highway to be 
subject to 
regulations of 
town, etc. 



Streets or high- 
ways dug up to 
be restored to 
good condition. 



Reimburse- 
ment. 



Proviso. 



Sewers con- 
structed under 
act to be 
property of 
commonwealth. 



Local sewers 
of towns of 
Rutland and 
Holden and 
certain other 
sewers may be 
connected with 
main sewer or 



of time, according as the commission shall determine and 
set forth in the order of taking. 

All takings under this act and all proceedings in relation 
to or growing out of the same shall conform to the provisions 
of chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, except in the 
following particulars: 

(a) The commission need make no award of damages 
sustained by persons or corporations in their property 
by any such taking. 

(6) The notice required by section eight of said chapter 
may be given at any time within one year after the record- 
ing of the order of taking as provided in section three of 
said chapter. 

(c) Petitions for the assessment of damages under 
section fourteen of said chapter may be filed within two 
years after the recording of the order of taking provided 
for in section three of said chapter. The last six lines of 
section sixteen of said chapter seventy-nine, beginning 
with the word "but" in line three, shall have no application 
to takings under this act. 

Section 4. Any work done on said main sewer or 
sewers or any branches or tributaries thereof in any street 
or highway shall be subject to such reasonable regulations 
as may be prescribed by the selectmen of the town in 
which such highway or street is located. In case of dispute 
between the commission and any town the questions at 
issue shall be determined by the commissioner of public 
works of the commonwealth. 

Section 5. Whenever the commission shall dig up 
any street or highway as aforesaid it shall restore the same 
to as good order and condition as the same was in when 
such digging commenced, and the commonwealth shall at 
all times indemnify and save harmless the towns of Holden, 
Rutland, Oakham and Barre against all damages which 
may be recovered against them respectively, and shall 
reimburse to them respectively all expenses which they 
shall incur by reason of any defect or want of repair in 
any street or way caused by the construction of said main 
sewer or sewers or any branches thereof, or by the main- 
taining or repairing of the same; provided, that the com- 
monwealth shall have due and reasonable notice of all 
claims for such damages or injury and an opportunity 
to make a legal defence thereto. 

Section 6. The main sewer or sewers and branches 
thereof and all appurtenances thereto to be constructed 
under this act shall be the property of the commonwealth, 
and the commission and the metropolitan district com- 
mission shall at all times have the right to repair the same. 

Section 7, When such main sewer or sewers and 
branches thereof shall have been constructed, the local 
sewers of the towns of Rutland and/or Holden, and the 
sewers from any state or private institution in said towns 
and from any factory or other establishment where persons 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 262. 



335 



are employed and the private sewers of any person, firm 
or corporation, may be connected with such main sewer 
or sewers or branches thereof subject to the direction, 
control and regulation from time to time of the commission, 
and subject to the approval of the department of public 
health; and such towns, institutions, establishments, 
corporations or persons shall pay a reasonable compensation 
to the commonwealth for the use of the same. In de- 
termining the compensation to be paid by any of the towns 
named herein, for connecting with and for the use of any 
sewer or sewers constructed under this act, such com- 
pensation shall not include any sum on account of original 
costs of construction of any main sewers or branches 
thereof. If the commission and said towns, or either of 
them, or said institutions, establishments, corporations or 
persons shall be unable to agree upon said compensation, 
either party may petition the supreme judicial court, who 
shall appoint three commissioners to determine the com- 
pensation, subject to the approval of the court. Such 
compensation may consist of a sum in gross or a yearly 
payment to be made to the commonwealth as said com- 
missioners, appointed by the court, or a majority of them, 
after acceptance of their findings by the court, shall decide. 

The commission is hereby authorized to negotiate for 
the disposal of sewage of any institution controlled or 
directed by the United States government or any depart- 
ment thereof, and to agree upon compensation therefor. 

Section 8. Such portions of all sums paid into the 
state treasury as compensation for the use of the main 
sewer or sewers, branches, works and appurtenances 
provided for in this act as the commission shall determine 
are on account of construction costs of the same shall be 
applied by the state treasurer to construction costs of or 
to reduce the bonded indebtedness for works which the 
commission is authorized to construct for the purpose 
of extending, increasing, developing, maintaining or 
protecting the water supply of the metropolitan water 
system. The remaining portion of all such sums received 
shall be applied to reduce the charges of maintenance of the 
metropolitan water district. 

Section 9. The commission and the city of Worcester 
are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement under the 
terms of which the city of Worcester shall provide an out- 
let at the boundary line between said city and the town 
of Holden for the sewage of such sewers as may be con- 
structed by the commission under the provisions of this 
act, and shall receive and dispose of the sewage there- 
from. 

Subject to the execution of such an agreement, and in 
accordance with the terms thereof, the city of Worcester 
shall provide an outlet for the sewage of such main sewer 
and its tributaries as may be constructed by the commission 
as provided in section one, at the boundary line between 



sewers or 
branches there- 
of when con- 
structed. 



Compensation 
for use of any 
sewer or sewers, 
how deter- 
mined. 



Petition to 
supreme 
judicial court 
in case of 
failure to agree. 



Negotiations 
for disposal 
of sewage of 
any institution 
controlled by 
United States. 

Sums paid 
into state 
treasury for 
use of main 
sewer or sewers, 
etc., how 
applied. 



Commission 
and city of 
Worcester may 
enter into 
certain agree- 
ment. 



Subject to ex- 
ecution of 
agreement, 
city of 
Worcester to 
provide certain 
outlet for 
sewage of such 



336 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 262. 



main sewer, 
etc., as may be 
constructed by 
commission, 
etc. 



Agreement as to 
payments to 
city. 



City of 
Worcester 
may borrow 
money, issue 
notes, etc. 



Certain funds 
provided for 
metropolitan 
water supply 
purposes made 
available for 
carrying out 
purposes of 
act, except, 
etc. 



Court enforce- 
ment of pro- 
visions of act. 



Worcester and Holden, and shall construct a sewer of 
suitable capacity from such point to connect with a sewer 
of the city of Worcester; subject, however, to the approval 
as to the location and capacity thereof by the department 
of public health. Such sewer shall be adequate to receive, 
in addition to the sewage of said main sewer in the town 
of Holden or in the towns of Rutland and Holden, the 
sewage of areas which it is capable of serving in the city 
of Worcester, 

The commission is authorized to make such payments 
and contributions to said city as shall be mutually agreed 
upon for the construction by said city of said sewer within 
its limits, and for receiving and finally disposing of said 
sewage. 

Section 10. The city of Worcester is hereby authorized 
to borrow from time to time, as provided by chapter two 
hundred and eleven of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred 
and sixteen, as amended by chapter one hundred and 
thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, 
such sums of money as may be required for the purposes 
of this act, and to issue the notes of the city therefor 
bearing interest or discounted as may be deemed advisable; 
and said city treasurer may sell said notes at public or 
private sale upon such terms and conditions as he may 
deem proper. The notes may be renewed from time to 
time for such periods as may be necessary, but not beyond 
the expiration of two years from the date of issue. 

Section 11. The funds provided for metropolitan 
water supply purposes by chapter three hundred and 
seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
six, and chapters one hundred and eleven and three hun- 
dred and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-seven, and any additions thereto or amendments 
thereof, are hereby made available for carrying out the 
purposes of this act, except for meeting the costs of main- 
tenance and operation and any pajmaents to the city of 
Worcester for maintenance and operation the amount of 
which costs and payments shall be added to the annual 
assessments upon the cities and towns comprising the 
metropolitan water district, and apportioned and collected 
as provided by section twenty-six of chapter ninety-two 
of the General Laws. 

Section 12. The supreme judicial court or any justice 
thereof and the superior court or any justice thereof, 
on the petition of the commission or of any city, town, 
corporation or person interested, shall have jurisdiction 
in equity or otherwise to enforce the provisions of this act 
and to prevent any violation thereof, and to enforce the 
terms of any agreement made hereunder. 

Approved May 27, 1932. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 263, 264. 337 



An Act reviving weight wire company. Chav.26S 

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 pres- 
ervation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Wright Wire Company, a corporation dissolved by wnght wire 
section one of chapter two hundred and seventy-three p°,^.^^"^ 
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 May 27, 1982. 



An Act relative to the open season for deer in (Jjidj) 264 
certain counties. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the General g.l. i3i, §io9, 
Laws, as appearing in section two of chapter three hundred ®*^' ^™'^" ^ ' 
and ninety-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty, and as amended in section one hundred and nine 
by section fifteen of chapter four hundred and thirty-six 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section one hundred 
and nine and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 109. Subject to the restrictions and provisions Open season 
hereinafter contained, any person duly authorized to hunt ^°'' ^^^^' 
in the commonwealth may hunt a deer, by the use of a 
shotgun or bow and arrow, in all counties except Nantucket, 
between one half hour before sunrise and one half hour 
after sunset of each day beginning with the first Monday 
in December and ending with the following Saturday, 
and in any or all of the counties of Berkshire, Franklin, 
Hampden and Hampshire, if the additional hunting period 
hereinafter specified is authorized in such county or counties 
by the director, as evidenced by an order filed in his office 
and advertised in a newspaper or newspapers published 
in such county or counties not less than ten days prior 
to the first Monday in December, between one half hour 
before sunrise and one half hour after sunset of each day, 
beginning with the second Monday in December and ending 
with the following Saturday. No person shall, except as Restrictions. 
provided in the preceding section, kill more than one deer. ^*^°' 
No deer shall be hunted on land posted in accordance with 
section one hundred and twenty-three, or on land under 
control of the metropolitan district commission, or in any 
state reservation subject to section one hundred and 



338 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 265, 266. 



Penalty. 



fourteen except as provided therein. No person shall make, 
set or use any trap, torch light or jack light, salt lick or 
other device for the purpose of ensnaring, enticing, taking, 
injuring or killing a deer. No person shall use or carry 
on his person an arrow adapted for hunting purposes 
unless it is plainly marked with his name and permanent 
address. 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 27, 1932. 



Chap. 265 An Act providing for the construction of a sluice- 
way OR OTHER SUITABLE STRUCTURE THROUGH THE 
CAUSEWAY CONNECTING GOOSEBERRY NECK ISLAND AND 
HORSE NECK BEACH IN THE TOWN OF WESTPORT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

After having obtained from the owners of the property 
through which the sluiceway or other structure herein- 
after referred to is to be constructed written authority 
to construct the same and written waivers of damages 
in relation thereto, and after there has been paid into the 
state treasury on account of such work not less than twenty- 
five per cent of the estimated cost thereof, the department 
of pubhc works is hereby authorized and directed to con- 
struct, at a cost not to exceed ten thousand dollars, a 
sluiceway or other suitable structure through the causeway 
connecting Gooseberry Neck island and Horse Neck 
beach in the town of Westport for the purpose of preventing 
the pollution of and otherwise improving the territory in 
the vicinity of said causeway. Not less than twenty- 
five per cent of the cost of such work shall be borne by 
said town of Westport and/or by other interested parties; 
and to defray the balance of such cost said department 
may expend such sum, not exceeding seventy-five hundred 
dollars, as may hereafter be appropriated therefor. 

Approved May 27, 1932. 



Department 
of public 
works may 
construct a 
sluiceway or 
other suitable 
structure 
through the 
causeway 
connecting 
Gooseberry 
Neck island 
and Horse 
Neck beach in 
town of West- 
port. 



Cost. 



C/iap .2 66 An Act relative to the placing underground of 

CERTAIN WIRES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and sixty-six of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after section twenty-two 
the following new section: — Section 22 A. Whenever 
in a city or town the officer or board duly authorized thereto 
proposes to order or give permission for the placing under- 
ground of wires, used for the transmission of electricity 
or intelligence, under authority of special law or in pur- 
suance of an agreement between the owner of such wires 
and the city or town, such officer or board shall hold a 
public hearing on such proposal after notice as provided 
in the first paragraph of section twenty-two. Within 



G. L. 166, new 
section after 
§22. 

Public hearing 
as to proposal 
for the placing 
underground 
of certain wires. 



Decision, filing. 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 267, 268. 



339 



ten days after such hearing such officer or board shall file 
his or its decision with the city or town clerk. Any owner ^^''^'^-^'j^^f"'" 
of real estate abutting upon that part of the way under department 
which the wires are to be placed, or any owner of such "tifitieg" 
wires, aggrieved by such decision may, within thirty days 
after its filing as aforesaid, appeal therefrom to the depart- 
ment of public utilities and the department, after notice 
and hearing of all parties interested, may by order, which 
shall be final, affirm, modify or annul such decision. 

Approved May 27, 1932. 



City of Salem 
may establish 
a public golf 
course in High- 
land Park. 



An Act authorizing the establishment of a public Chap. 2Q7 

GOLF course in HIGHLAND PARK IN THE CITY OF SALEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Salem, acting through its board 
of park commissioners, may use land in the public park 
in said city, known as Highland Park, for the purpose 
of estabhshing and maintaining therein a public golf course, 
and may install and construct on the land so used such 
equipment and buildings for shelters, the sale of refresh- 
ments and other purposes conducive to its beneficial use 
as a pubHc golf course as may be necessary, and may charge 
fees for the use of said course and for admission thereto. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by vote of the board of park com- acceptance, etc 
missioners of the city of Salem, but not otherwise. 

Approved May 27, 1932. 



Effective upon 



An Act increasing the cash value of full maintenance (7/iar).268 

UNDER the state RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND EXTENDING 
THE MAINTENANCE PROVISIONS OF THE LAW TO A POSITION 
IN ANY DIVISION OF THE STATE SERVICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, 
as amended by section two of chapter three hundred and 
forty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, 
is hereby further amended by striking out paragraph (4) 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — 

(4) It shall determine the percentage of wages or salary 
that employees shall contribute to the fund, subject to the 
minimum and maximum percentages, and may classify 
employees for the purposes of the system and establish 
different rates of contribution for different classes within 
the prescribed limits. It shall add to the cash payment 
for regular services, in cases where an employee receives 
or is entitled to receive as part of his compensation a non- 
cash allowance in the form of full or complete boarding 
and housing, an amount at the rate of seven dollars per 



G. L. 32, § 3, 
etc., amended. 



State retire- 
ment system. 

Determination 
of percentage 
of wages or 
salary that 
employees shall 
contribute, 
etc. 

Cash value of 
full main- 
tenance in- 
creased, etc. 



340 



Acts, 1932. — Chaps. 269, 270. 



week, which amount added to said cash payment shall be 
the basis upon which annuity contributions shall be made; 
and the foregoing provision shall also apply in computing 
pensions based upon prior service. 

Approved May 27, 1932. 



G. L. 218, §76, 
etc., amended. 



r'/iap.269 An Act establishing the salaries of the justice and 

CLERK OF THE FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF BARNSTABLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seventy-six of chapter two hundred 
and eighteen of the General Laws, as most recently amended 
by section one of chapter two hundred and fifty-six of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the tenth line, the 
word "twenty-two" and inserting in place thereof the 
word: — twenty-seven, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 76. The salary of the justice of the Boston juvenile 
court shall be five thousand dollars, and that of the clerk 
of said court an amount equal to seventy-five per cent 
of the salary of the justice. The salary of the justice of 
the municipal court of the Charlestown district shall be 
forty-five hundred dollars. The salary of the justice of 
the municipal court of the South Boston district shall be 
forty-five hundred dollars. The salaries of the justices 
of the following district courts shall severally be as follows : 
First district court of Barnstable, twenty-seven hundred 
dollars; second district court of Essex, twenty-four hun- 
dred dollars; second district court of Pl^Tnouth, thirty- 
two hundred dollars; third district court of Plymouth, 
twenty-five hundred dollars; fourth district court of 
Plymouth, twenty-five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect January first, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-three, if accepted prior to 
said date by the county commissioners of Barnstable 
county. Approved May 27, 1932. 



Salaries of 
justice and 
clerk of Boston 
juvenile court. 

Salaries of 
justices of 
certain munici- 
pal courts. 



Salaries of 
justices of 
certain district 
courts. 



Effective date, 
if accepted by 
Barnstable 
county com- 
missioners. 



Chap. 270 An Act relative to the payment by cities and towns 
OF expenses incurred by the commissioner of state 

AID and pensions IN MAKING CERTAIN INVESTIGATIONS 
AS TO THE PAYMENT OF SOLDIERs' RELIEF THEREIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section eighteen of chapter one hundred and fifteen of 
the General Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred and 
thirty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following new paragraph: — 

Upon written request therefor by the mayor of a city 
or the selectmen of a town, the commissioner shall forth- 
with investigate any matter relating to the administration 



G. L. 115, § 18, 
etc., amended. 



Payment by 
cities and towns 
of expenses 
incurred by 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 271, 



341 



commissioner 



therein of the laws relating to the furnishing of such relief, 

and the expenses of such an investigation shall be certified "jj^'-penslote 

by the commissioner to the state treasurer and shall be j.'^^'^^^'J^'Pf. 

collected by him as an additional state tax upon such city vestiKations 

or town. Approved May 27, 1932. ^^^H.^IT""' 

relief. 



G.L. 90, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



"School bus", 
definition, 



An Act relative to motor vehicles used for the qjiq^^) 271 
transportation of public school children. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter ninety of the General 
Laws, as most recently amended by chapter one hundred 
and eighty-two of the acts of the current year, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "vehicles" 
in the fifty-fourth line, as appearing in section one of 
chapter four hundred and sixty-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, the following new paragraph: — 

"School bus", any motor vehicle owned or operated by 
any city or town and used on a full-time or part-time 
basis for the transportation of school children and any 
motor vehicle not so owned or operated which is used 
under written or oral contract with a city or town for the 
transportation of school children, while so used, but not 
including a motor vehicle used as hereinbefore provided 
for not more than three days in case of emergency or a 
motor vehicle used under such a contract having permanent 
seating accommodations for and carrying not more than 
seven persons. 

Section 2. Said chapter ninety is hereby further 
amended by striking out section seven A, as inserted by 
chapter two hundred and fifty-two of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-nine and as most recently a- 
mended by chapter forty-one of the acts of the current 
year, and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 
7 A. The registrar shall include in the rules and regulations 
prepared by him under section thirty-one, rules and regu- 
lations providing for the periodic inspection of all motor 
vehicles and trailers, for the purpose of determining whether 
they are provided with the following equipment maintained 
in good order, to wit: brakes, lights, horn, muffler, steering 
gear, windshield cleaner and number plates, — and also 
rules and regulations in respect to school buses, (1) pro- 
viding, in addition to the periodic inspections hereinbefore 
referred to, for the inspection of those not subject to the 
jurisdiction of the department of public utihties, during 
the first week of the months of January, March, May, 
September and November in each year; (2) requiring each 
school bus when in use to bear in such manner as may be 
prescribed by the registrar the words "SCHOOL BUS" 
in letters of such size and type as will be visible at a distance 
of at least three hundred feet in the direction toward 
which it is proceeding or facing and in the reverse direction ; 



G. L. 90, § 7A, 
etc., amended. 



Periodic in- 
spection of 
motor vehicles, 
trailers and 
school buses. 



342 



Acts, 1932. — Chap. 271. 



G. L. 90, new 
section after 

§7A. 



Requirements 
as to operation 
of school 
buses. 



G. L. 90, § 17, 
etc., amended. 



Speed limit in 
operation of 
school buses. 



G. L. 90. § 1,'j, 
amended. 



(3) requiring the furnishing of adequate protection for 
passengers against inclement weather; and (4) requiring 
precautionary measures to be taken to guard against the 
possibiHty of passengers being thrown or faUing there- 
from. 

Section 3. Said chapter ninety is hereby further 
amended by inserting after section seven A, inserted by 
chapter two hundred and fifty-two of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-nine, the following new section: — 
Section 7B. No person shall operate any school bus, and 
the owner or custodian of a school bus shall not permit 
the same to be operated upon or to remain upon any way, 
unless the following requirements are complied with: 
(1) Each school bus shall contain adequate seating ac- 
commodations for each passenger transported therein, 
provided that any such bus in which adequate and suitable 
straps, handles or other supports are available for standing 
passengers may carry not exceeding twenty-five per cent 
more passengers than those for whom adequate seating 
accommodations are provided; (2) Each school bus shall 
be provided with at least two doors, the door for ordinary 
use to be located near the front and an emergency door 
to be located on the opposite side of the bus near the rear, 
or at the rear, which emergency door shall have a minimum 
lateral clearance of eighteen inches and a minimum 
vertical clearance of forty-eight inches, and be provided 
with a fastening device, approved by the registrar, which 
may be quickly released in case of an emergency, but which 
shall be protected against accidental release; (3) All such 
emergency doors shall be so located that no obstruction 
will prevent the passage of passengers; (4) All doors shall 
be kept closed while the bus is in motion; (5) Passengers 
on school buses shall not be permitted to ride on the steps, 
running board or other appurtenances thereof; (6) Each 
school bus shall be operated by a person twenty-one years 
of age or over who is Hcensed under this chapter; and (7) 
No fueling shall take place while any school bus is occupied 
by passengers. 

Section 4. Section seventeen of said chapter ninety, 
as amended by chapter two hundred and one of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, is hereby further 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following new 
sentence: — No person shall operate a school bus at a rate 
of speed exceeding thirty miles per hour, while actually 
engaged in carrying school children. 

Section 5. Section fifteen of said chapter ninety is 
hereby amended by striking out, in the first line, the word 
"Every" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
Except as hereinafter otherwise provided, every, — and 
by inserting after the word "crossing" in the third and 
fourth lines the following: — Every person operating a 
school bus, upon approaching a railroad crossing at grade, 
shall bring his vehicle to a full stop not more than seventy- 



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five feet from the nearest track of said railroad, and shall 
not proceed to cross said railroad until he is satisfied that 
it is safe to do so, — so as to read as follows: — Section 15. 
Except as hereinafter otherwise provided, every person 
operating a motor vehicle, upon approaching a railroad 
crossing at grade, shall reduce the speed of the vehicle to 
a reasonable and proper rate, and shall proceed cautiously 
over the crossing. Every person operating a school bus, 
upon approaching a railroad crossing at grade, shall bring 
his vehicle to a full stop not more than seventy-five feet 
from the nearest track of said railroad, and shall not proceed 
to cross said railroad until he is satisfied that it is safe to 
do so. Whoever violates any provision of this section 
shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more 
than fifty dollars. 

Section 6. Section four of chapter forty of the General 
Laws, as most recently amended by chapter three hundred 
and twenty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine, is hereby further amended by striking out 
the third paragraph and inserting in place thereof the 
following- — 

For the furnishing of transportation of school children. 
Contracts for such transportation may be made by the 
school committee for periods not exceeding three years; 
provided, that no such contract, whether written or oral, 
shall be made for the use for such transportation of a school 
bus, as defined in section one of chapter ninety, other than 
a motor vehicle for the operation of which security is 
required to be furnished under section six of chapter one 
hundred and fifty-nine A, unless there shall first have 
been filed with the registrar of motor vehicles and by copy 
with the city or town clerk the certificate of an insurance 
company or surety company authorized to issue or to 
execute as surety within the commonwealth motor vehicle 
liability policies or bonds, both as defined in section thirty- 
four A of chapter ninety, that there is in force such a policy 
or bond issued or executed as aforesaid, covering such school 
bus, which provides indemnity, protection or security in 
the case of any one accident resulting in injury to or death 
of more than one person up to the amount of fifty thousand 
dollars instead of ten thousand dollars as required by said 
section thirty-four A; and provided, further, that the 
termination of such a policy or bond during the term of 
any such contract shall be a breach thereof and forth- 
with terminate it. All provisions of law applicable to 
motor vehicle liability policies and bonds as defined as 
aforesaid shall apply to policies and bonds containing 
such additional amount of indemnity, protection or security. 

Section 7. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
affect the provisions of any contract relative to school 
buses as hereinbefore defined which are in force upon the 
effective date of this act. Approved May 27, 1932. 



Precautions 
at railroad 
crossings. 



G. L. 40, § 4, 
etc., amended. 



Contracts by 
cities and 
towns for 
transportation 
of school 
children. 
Provisos. 



Contracts in 
force upon ef- 
fective date of 
act not af- 
fected. 



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Acts, 1932. — Chap. 272. 



G. L. 131, §5, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 212 An Act relative to the issuance of sporting, hunting, 

FISHING AND TRAPPING LICENSES AND THE FEES THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section five 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 nineteen hundred and thirty and as amended by section 
two of chapter three hundred and ninety-three of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the ninth Kne, the words 
"or a" and inserting in place thereof the words: — , hunting, 
fishing or, — so as to read as follows: — Section 5. Except 
as provided in section ninety-one, ninetj^-two, ninety-six, 
ninety-nine or one hundred and eight, no person shall hunt 
any bird or mammal, and no person, unless he is under 
fifteen years of age, shall fish, except as hereinafter provided, 
in any of the inland waters of the commonwealth, and no 
person shall use, set, tend or maintain any trap, or take 
or attempt to take any mammal by means thereof, without 
first having obtained a sporting, hunting, fishing or trapping 
license, as the case may be, authorizing him so to do, as 
provided in the three following sections; provided, that 
nothing in sections five to twelve, inclusive, shall be con- 
strued as affecting in any way the general laws relating 
to trespass, or as authorizing the hunting, or the possession 
of, birds or mammals, contrary to law, or the taking of fish, 
or the possession thereof, contrary to law. But said last 
mentioned sections shall not prohibit any person who is a 
legal resident of the commonwealth or any member of his 
immediate family, residing on land owned or leased by him, 
from hunting or trapping on such land or from fishing 
in any inland waters bordered by such land; provided, 
that he is or they are actually domiciled thereon, and 
that the land is used exclusively for agricultural purposes, 
and not for club, shooting or fishing purposes; and provided, 
further, that the burden of proof shall rest upon the person 
claiming such exemptions to show that he is entitled thereto. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and thirty-one, 
as so appearing, and as most recently amended in section 
six by section three of chapter three hundred and ninety- 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, is 
hereby further amended by striking out said section six 
and inserting in place thereof the f