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ACTS 



RESOLVES 



PASSED BY THE 



^mm\ (3{flttrt of Passaclmsdts 

IN THE YEAR 

1952 

TOGETHER WITH 

TABLES SHOWING CHANGES IN THE STATUTES, ETC. 



PtTBLISHED BY 



EDWARD J. CRONIN 
Secretary of the Commonwealth 




BOSTON 
WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING COMPANY 
1952 



ACTS AND RESOLVES 



OF 



MASSACHUSETTS 

1952 



The General Court, which was chosen November 7, 1950, 
assembled on Wednesday, the second day of January-, 1952, for its 
second annual session. 

His Excellency Paul A. Dever and His Honor Charles F. 
Jeff Sullivan continued to serve as Governor and Lieutenant 
Governor, respectively, for the political year of 1952. 



ACTS. 



An Act authorizing the town of natick to borrow (J}iq^ \ 
money for school purposes. ^' 

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. Section 1 of chapter 23 of the acts of 1949, as 
amended bj'' chapter 29 of the acts of 1951, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in Hues 6 and 7, the words "one 
miUion three hundred thousand" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — five milUon, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 1 . For the purpose of acquiring land for 
and constructing and originally equipping and furnishing 
school buildings, the town of Natick may borrow, from time 
to time, within a period of ten years from the passage of this 
act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding in the ag- 
gregate five million dollars, and may issue bonds or notes of 
the town therefor which shall bear on their face the words, 
"Natick School Loan, Act of 1949". Each authorized issue 
shall constitute a separate loan and such loans shall be paid 
in not more than twenty years from their dates. Indebted- 
ness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the statu- 
tory limit and shall, except as provided herein, be subject to 
chapter fortj^-four of the General Laws, including the limita- 
tion contained in the first paragraph of section seven thereof. 

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

Approved January 16, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the submission to the voters of 
the town of falmouth of the question of the ac- 
ceptance of certain provisions of law regulating 
the hours of duty of permanent members of fire 
departments. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any contrary provisions of 
section fifty-eight A of chapter forty-eight of the General 
Laws, the question of the acceptance of said section may be 
submitted for acceptance to the voters of the town of Fal- 
mouth at its next annual town meeting in the form of the 
following question, which shall be placed upon the official 
ballot to be used for the election of toA^Ti officers at said meet- 
ing: — "Shall section fifty-eight A of chapter forty-eight of 
the General Laws, providing for a seventy-hour week for per- 
manent members of the fire departments, be accepted?" If 



Chap. 



4 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 3, 4, 5. 

a majority of the votes cast in answer to said question is in 
the affirmative, said section fifty-eight A shall take effect in 
said town ninety days thereafter. 

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

Approved January 16, 1952. 

Chap. 3 An Act authorizing the use of facsimiles of the signa- 
tures OF THE CLERKS OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF 

representatives. 
E^^rgency Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would prevent 

the accomplishment of one of its purposes, which is to pro- 
vide for more expeditious handling of legislative documents, 
therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, nec- 
essary for the immediate preservation of the public con- 
venience. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

EdVa^new Chapter 3 of the General Laws is hereby amended by in- 

§ i2A. added, scrtiug after section 12 the following section : — Section 12 A. 
BignatureroT' ^ Facsimiles of the signatures of the clerk of the senate and the 
8e°naTe'derks clcrk of the housc of representatives on endorsements of bills, 
authorized. ' rcports of committees and other legislative documents shall 
have the same validity and effect as their written signatures. 

Approved January 21, 1952. 

Chap. 4 An Act authorizing the town of swampscott to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing and originally 
equipping and furnishing an addition to an existing school 
building in the town of Swampscott, said town may borrow, 
from time to time within a period of five years from the pas- 
sage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceed- 
ing, in the aggregate, five hundred thousand dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face 
the words, Swampscott School Building Loan, Act of 1952. 
Each authorized loan shall constitute a separate loan, and 
such loans shall be paid in not more than twenty years from 
their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be 
in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, 
inclusive of the limitation contained in the first paragraph of 
section seven thereof. 

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

Approved January 23, 1952. 

Chap. 5 An Act relative to the administration of municipal 
affairs in the town of easthampton. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of 
chapter twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven, 
or of any other provision of law, all the powers, rights, duties 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 6. 

and liabilities of boards, commissions and oflScers in the town 
of Easthampton shall, on and after the effective date of this 
act, be exercised, performed and incurred as follows: — Those 
relating to highways, town ways, bridges, sidewalks, guide 
posts, monuments at the termini and angles of roads, sewers, 
drains, street watering, water pipes, gas pipes, conduits, and 
so-called chapter ninety highway construction and main- 
tenance, shall be exercised, performed and incurred by the 
board of public works; those relating to laying out and dis- 
continuance of ways shall be exercised, performed and in- 
curred by the planning board ; those relating to street light- 
ing, assessment of damages and betterments, shade trees, 
poles, wires, the granting of locations, rights or licenses for 
structures upon private land, or upon, under or over high- 
ways or other ways, and traffic rules and regulations, shall 
be exercised, performed and incurred by the board of select- 
men; those relating to public squares shall be exercised, per- 
formed and incurred by the park commission ; and those re- 
lating to playgrounds shall be exercised, performed and 
incurred by the recreation committee. 

Section 2. All acts and proceedings of the board of select- 
men, the board of public works and the planning board of 
said town from July seventeenth, nineteen hundred and fifty 
to the effective date of this act, in so far as they may be in- 
valid by reason of being inconsistent with the provisions of 
chapter twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven, 
or any other provision of law, are hereby ratified and con- 
firmed and shall have the same eff'ect and validity as if the 
provisions of this act had been in effect at the time of such 
acts and proceedings. 

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

Approved January 26, 1952. 



An Act authorizing annual rentals or charges for 

THE use of the SEWER SYSTEM OR SYSTEMS IN THE TOWN 
OF STOUGHTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 86 of the acts of 1911 is hereby 
amended by inserting after section 7 the following section : — 
Section 7 A. Said board of sewer commissioners may, in its 
discretion, prescribe for the users of said sewer system or 
systems such annual rentals or charges based on the benefits 
derived therefrom as it may deem proper. All charges im- 
posed under authority of this section shall, from the time of 
assessment, constitute a lien upon the land connected with 
the common sewer. 

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

Approved January 26, 1952. 



Chap. 



6 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 7, 8, 9. 

Chap. 7 An Act authorizing the town of natick to vote at the 

BIENNIAL STATE ELECTION IN THE CURRENT YEAR ON THE 
QUESTION OF THE ACCEPTANCE OF AN ACT TO ESTABLISH 
IN SAID TOWN REPRESENTATIVE TOWN GOVERNMENT BY 
LIMITED TOWN MEETINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 
twelve and thirteen of chapter two of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and thirty-eight, as amended, the question of the 
acceptance of an act to estabHsh in the town of Natick rep- 
resentative town government by limited town meetings shall 
be submitted to the registered voters of said town at the bien- 
nial state election in the current year in the form of the fol- 
lowing question which shall be placed upon the official ballot 
to be used in said town at said election: — "Shall an act 
passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and thirty-eight, entitled 'An Act to establish in the town 
of Natick representative town government by limited town 
meetings', be accepted by this town?" If a majority of the 
votes in answer to said question is in the affirmative, said 
act shall thereupon take etTect for all purposes incidental to 
the next annual town election in said town, and shall take 
full effect beginning with said election. 

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

Approved January 26, 1952. 

Chap. 8 An Act authorizing the town of natick to use certain 

PARK LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Natick is hereby authorized to 
use such portion of Town park, also known as Memorial park, 
located in said town and situate between West street and 
Dug pond, so called, as the town, by vote passed at any an- 
nual or special town meeting within five years after the pas- 
sage of this act, shall determine, for the erection of a public 
school building or for other school uses, and for all purposes 
incidental thereto; and after such vote, such portion shall be 
under the same care and control as other school property. 

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

Approved January 26, 1952. 

Chap. 9 An Act authorizing the barnstable fire district to 

REIMBURSE M. JAMES SPROUL FOR MONEY EXPENDED IN 
connection with the INSTALLATION OF WATER MAINS IN 
SAID DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Barnstable fire district is hereby author- 
ized to appropriate the sum of fourteen hundred and forty- 
seven dollars and thirty-four cents and pay the same to 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 10, 11. 

M. James Sproul, in full settlement of his claim against said 
district for reimbursement on account of money expended bj'' 
him in connection with the installation of, and providing 
materials for, water mains in the Common Fields section of 
the towTi of Barnstable; provided, that no payment shall be 
made hereunder unless and until said M. James Sproul shall 
have released to said district by proper instrument or instru- 
ments all right, title and interest he may have in said water 
mains. 

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

Approved January 26, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the centerville-osterville fire QJin^ in 

DISTRICT TO APPROPRIATE AND PAY A SUM OF MONEY TO ^' 

JOHN B. LEBEL FOR MONEY EXPENDED BY HIM FOR A WATER 
MAIN EXTENSION AND THE INSTALLATION OF A HYDRANT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Centerville-Osterville fire district is 
hereby authorized to appropriate the sum of nine hundred 
and seventy-three dollars and twenty-five cents and pay the 
same to John B. Lebel to reimburse him for moneys expended 
by him for a water main extension and the installation of a 
hydrant in or on South street, a private way in said district; 
provided, that no payment shall be made hereunder unless 
and until said John B. Lebel shall have released to said dis- 
trict by a proper instrument all right, title and interest 
which he has in said water main extension and hydrant, nor 
unless and until said district shall have received or acquired 
permanent easements for the operation and maintenance of 
said water main extension in or on the aforesaid private way. 

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

Approved January 26, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the town of falmouth to convey Qhav 11 

certain land to FALMOUTH AMVETS, POST #70. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The to\vn of Falmouth is hereby authorized 
to convey, in consideration of one dollar, to Falmouth Am- 
vets, Post #70 that parcel of land on the westerly side of 
Palmer avenue owned by the town and bounded and de- 
scribed substantially as follows : — 

Easterly, by Palmer avenue; southerly, by land of John 
Giabbai and land now or formerly of Joseph Wood ; westerly, 
by said land now or formerly of Joseph Wood, and northerly, 
by land now or formerly of Ellsworth C. Handy, all as 
shown on sheet 38 of Falmouth Maps. 

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

Approved January 26, 1962. 



8 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 12, 13, 14. 

Chap. 12 An Act placing the office of the chief of the fire 
department of the town of ludlow under the civil 
service laws. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of chief of the fire department in 
the town of Ludlow shall, upon the effective date of this act, 
become subject to the civil service laws and rules, and the 
tenure of office of any incumbent thereof shall be unlimited, 
subject, however, to said laws, but the person holding said 
office on said effective date shall continue to serve therein; 
provided, that he shall pass a qualifying examination to 
which he shall be subjected by the division of civil service. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
said town at the next annual town meeting 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 fifty-two, entitled ' An Act placing 
the office of the chief of the fire department of the town of 
Ludlow under the civil service laws', be accepted?" If a 
majority of the votes in answer to said question is in the 
affirmative, then this act shall thereupon take full effect, but 
not otherwise. Approved January 26, 1952. 

Chap. 13 An Act authorizing the inhabitants of the town of 

WATERTOWN TO SELL THE TOWN INFIRMARY AND CERTAIN 
LAND ADJACENT THERETO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Watertown 
are hereby authorized to sell, dispose of, transfer and convey 
title to the town infirmary and the whole or any portion of 
land adjacent thereto, bounded in part by George street, 
land of the town of Watertown, Bailey avenue and Wilson 
avenue, used by the town heretofore in connection with said 
infirmary or as a poor farm and also to lay out, construct 
and maintain streets or public ways over any portion of said 
land and to construct, install, lay and maintain sewers, 
drains, storm water drains and water mains in any streets 
or public ways thereon. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the town meeting members present 
and voting thereon at an annual or special town meeting 
called for the purpose. Approved January 26, 1952. 

Chap. 14 An Act relative to the issuance of certain policies 

of life or endowment insurance without medical 

examination. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G^L. (Ter. Scctiou 123 of chapter 175 of the General Laws is hereby 

§ i'23, etc., amended by striking out the second paragraph, as appearing 

amended. ^^ chaptci 186 of the acts of 1943, so that said section will 



Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 15, 16. 

read as follows: — Section 123. No life company shall issue issuance of 

!• riT J J. • 'j-U' certain life 

any policy of life or endowment insurance m this common- insurance 
wealth except upon a written application therefor signed or ^°gtj^t;d 
assented to in writing by the person to be insured, provided, 
that such a company may issue a policy on the life of a minor 
under the age of fifteen on an application signed by the 
parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of 
such minor. 

This section shall not apply to contracts based upon the 
continuance of life, such as annuity or pure endowment con- 
tracts, whether or not they embody an agreement to refund, 
upon the death of the holder, to his estate or to a specified 
payee, any sum not exceeding the premiums paid thereon 
with compound interest, nor shall it apply to contracts of 
group life insurance. 

Any company violating this section, or anj^ officer, agent Penalty, 
or other person soliciting or effecting, or attempting to effect, 
a contract of insurance contrary to the provisions hereof, 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred 
dollars. Approved January 26, 1952. 



An Act relative to the powers of certain constables Qfiav 15 
IN relation to the enforcement of motor vehicle 

LAWS and regulations. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The sixth sentence of section 29 of chapter 90 of the Gen- g l. (Ter. 
eral Laws, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 477 of the etc!, 'amended*, 
acts of 1935, is hereby amended by adding at the end the 
following clause: — ; provided, however, that no constable 
or special constable shall stop or arrest any person for viola- 
tion of a motor vehicle law unless such constable or special 
constable is in uniform or displays his badge conspicuously 
on the outside of his outer coat or garment. 

Approved January 26, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the town of millis to use certain CJiav. 16 

PARK LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Millis is hereby authorized to 
use for school purposes as much land as is necessary of the 
public park contiguous to the high school situated off Main 
street. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance by said town at its next annual town meeting. 

Approved January 26, 1952. 



10 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 17, 18. 



Chap. 17 An Act authorizing the inhabitants of the town op 

WATERTOWN TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN A PARKING LOT 
ON CERTAIN LAND NOW USED FOR A TOWN DUMP. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Watertown 
are hereby authorized and enabled to locate, lay out, con- 
struct, use and maintain the whole or any portion or portions 
of the land heretofore used by the town as a dump, known as 
McNamara dump, situated in that portion of said town com- 
monly called East Watertown and bounded in part by Grove 
street, Coolidge avenue and Glen road, for a parking lot or 
lots and a public or private way or ways. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the town meeting members present 
and voting thereon at an annual or special town meeting 
called for the purpose. Approved January 26, 1952. 



Chap. 18 An Act authorizing the town of weymouth to use 

certain LAND NOW HELD FOR PLAYGROUND PURPOSES FOR 
SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. The town of Weymouth is hereby authorized 
to use a portion of the following described parcel of land 
which was acquired by said town for playground purposes 
for the purposes of constructing an addition to the James 
Humphrey school : — Certain land lying easterly of the 
grounds of the James Humphrey school and containing ap- 
proximately three acres bounded southeasterly in part by 
land of Dominick Corbo and in part by land of the said 
school, westerly approximately one hundred feet by Whit- 
man street; northerly approximately one hundred sixty- 
five feet by land retained by Pasquale Pepe; westerly again 
bound one hundred feet by land retained by said Pasquale 
Pepe; northeasterly by Randall avenue and for a short 
distance by land of James E. Downs; southeasterly by 
land of Vincenzo Cavallo and others; land of John Costa; 
and land of Dominick Corbo and also another piece of land 
adjoining the above described land the same being a small 
triangle belonging to Dominick Corbo and also certain other 
land lying westerly of said school grounds for the same pur- 
pose containing about three quarters of an acre belonging 
to the estate of Christopher Skelley bounded southeasterly 
by Lake street about sixty-five feet; southeasterly by land 
formerly of said Skelley one hundred and fifty feet; south- 
easterly again by land formerly of said Skelley one hundred 
feet; southwesterly again by a private way about one hun- 
dred and fifty-five feet; northwesterly by land of Pasquale 
Revale; and northeasterly by the James Humphrey school 
playground. 



Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 19, 20. 11 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the town meeting members of said 
town present and voting thereon at a regular or special town 
meeting, but not otherwise. Approved January 26, 1952. 

An Act to authorize the placing of the office of Chap. 19 

CHIEF of police OF THE TOWN OF MARSHFIELD UNDER 
THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The ofl&ce of chief of police of the town of 
Marshfield shall, upon the effective date of this act, become 
subject to the civil service laws and rules, and the tenure of 
office of any incumbent thereof shall be unlimited, subject, 
however, to said laws. The incumbent of said office on said 
effective date shall be subjected to a qualifying examination 
for said office by the division of civil service. If said incum- 
bent passes said examination he shall be certified for said 
office and shall be deemed to be permanently appointed 
thereto without serving any probationary period, and his 
tenure of office shall be unlimited, subject, however, to the 
provisions of said laws. 

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 fifty-two, 
entitled 'An Act to authorize the placing of the office of 
chief of police of the town of Marshfield under the civil 
service laws', be accepted?" If a majority of the votes in 
answer to said question is in the affirmative, this act shall 
take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved Janitary 28, 1952. 

An Act to establish the selectmen-town manager Phn^ 20 

FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN THE TOWN OF DEDHAM. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Acceptance. — This act shall be submitted 
for acceptance to the qualified voters of the town of Dedham 
at the first annual town election after passage of this act, in 
the form of the following question which shall be placed upon 
the ballot at said election: "Shall an act passed by the Gen- 
eral Court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-two en- 
titled 'An Act to Establish the Selectmen-Town Manager 
Form of Government in the Town of Dedham', be accepted 
by the town?" If a majority of the voters voting on this 
question shall vote in the affirmative, said act shall take 
effect immediately for the purposes of the next annual town 
election, and shall take full effect beginning with said next 
election. If this act is rejected when so submitted it shall be 



12 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 20. 

again submitted at the next following annual town election 
and if accepted shall take effect as hereinbefore provided. If 
rejected for the second time it shall become void. 

Section 2. Election of Selectmen. — At the first annual 
town election following acceptance of this act, the qualified 
voters of the town of Dedham shall elect five selectmen, of 
whom two shall serve for terms of three years, two for two 
years and one for one year. At each annual town election 
thereafter the voters shall elect in place of those selectmen 
whose terms are about to expire an equal number of select- 
men to serve for terms of three years. The selectmen in 
office at the time of said first election and at the time of each 
subsequent election shall continue in office until their suc- 
cessors are elected and qualified. 

Section 3. Duties of Selectmen. — The selectmen shall 
have and exercise all of the powers, duties and responsibilities 
now or hereafter conferred or imposed upon boards of select- 
men by any provision of law, except as otherwise specifically 
provided by this act. The selectmen shall be responsible for 
formulating a general policy for administering the affairs of 
the town. They may advise the town manager in any mat- 
ters pertaining to the duties of his office. They shall be re- 
sponsible for the furnishing of information to the voters and 
the public as to the affairs of the town, and may represent 
the town at public gatherings. The selectmen shall require 
the town manager to prepare for their approval, and they 
shall adopt, subject to amendment from time to time in like 
manner, a code for the administration of the town of Ded- 
ham respecting any matters pertaining to the organization 
of departments, offices, boards or committees under the con- 
trol of the town manager and the procedures employed in 
the administration thereof. The selectmen shall receive such 
compensation, if any, as the town may by vote determine. 

Section 4. Appointments by Selectmen. — The selectmen 
shall appoint, and may remove for cause, a town manager as 
hereinafter provided, a board of appeal, constables, regis- 
trars of voters, election officers except the town clerk, and 
the trustees of trust funds not otherwise provided for. 

Section 5. Effect on Applicability of Laws and By-Laws; 
Contracts. — Nothing in this act shall be construed to affect 
in any manner the operation or applicability to the town of 
Dedham of any general or special law now or hereafter in 
effect, except so far as may be expressly provided herein. 
Any by-laws in effect at the time of acceptance of this act, 
in so far as they are consistent with the provisions thereof, 
shall not be affected thereby, but any such by-laws, or por- 
tions thereof, inconsistent therewith shall be annulled. No 
contract existing and no action at law or suit in equity or 
other proceeding pending at the time this act is accepted or 
at the time of revocation of such acceptance shall be affected 
by such acceptance or revocation. 

Section 6. Election of Town Meeting Members and 
Officers. — At said first annual town election, and annually 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 20. 13 

thereafter, the voters shall continue to elect town meeting 
members, a moderator, a school committee, members of the 
Dedham housing authority and a board of selectmen as pro- 
vided in section two; and unless otherwise provided by by- 
law, the moderator shall continue to appoint a finance com- 
mittee and such other committees as the town may authorize. 

Any person elected or appointed for a specific term of years 
to any office, board, commission or committee continued by 
this act and holding such office at the time of acceptance of 
this act shall be entitled to remain in the employ of the town 
until the expiration of his term. Every elective or appointive 
office, board, commission or committee not continued by 
this act shall be terminated as hereinafter provided, any 
other provision of the law to the contrary notwithstanding. 
The term of office of any person elected to any office, board 
or commission existing at the time of such acceptance and 
terminated hereunder shall continue until the election next 
following such acceptance and until the appointment and 
qualification of his successor, if any, and thereafter the said 
oJSices, boards or commissions may be terminated, under the 
provisions of section fourteen, and all powers, duties and 
obligations conferred or imposed thereon by law, except as 
hereinafter provided, shall be conferred and imposed upon 
the selectmen and exercised by the town manager. 

Section 7. School Committee. — Nothing in this act 
shall be construed to affect the powers and duties of the 
school committee as provided by law; provided, however, 
that said committee may make an agreement with the select- 
men whereby the town manager shall be assigned responsi- 
bility for the maintenance or repair of school buildings or 
grounds, the purchase of any supplies or equipment, or the 
preparation of any plans for construction or improvement of 
school buildings or property or the supervision of such work. 

Section 8. Powers and Duties of Certain Officers. — 
Ofiicers, boards, commissions and committees under the 
supervision of the town manager shall possess all the powers 
and rights and shall be subject to all the duties and liabilities 
specifically conferred or imposed by any applicable provision 
of law upon them or upon officers, boards, commissions or 
committees having corresponding powers and duties, but in 
the performance thereof, they shall be subject to the general 
supervision of the town manager. They shall be sworn to 
the faithful performance of their duties by the chairman of 
the selectmen or by a justice of the peace. 

Section 9. Multiple Offices. — The town manager, or a 
member of the board of selectmen or of the school committee 
or of the finance committee shall, during the term for which 
he was elected or appointed, be ineligible either by election 
or appointment to hold any other town office or employment. 
The town accountant shall not be eligible to hold the posi- 
tion of town treasurer or the position of town collector. 

Section 10. Appointment of Town Manager. — Forth- 
with after the election of the selectmen first elected under 



14 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 20. 

the provisions of this act, or after a vacancy occurs in the 
office of town manager, the selectmen shall appoint, for a 
term of three years, a town manager who shall be a person 
especially fitted by education, training and experience to 
perform the duties of the office. He need not be a resident 
of the town or of this commonwealth when appointed but 
shall, if so requested by the board of selectmen, reside in the 
town during his term of office. He shall not during one year 
prior to his appointment have held any elective office in the 
town of Dedham. He may be appointed for successive terms 
of office. Before entering upon the duties of his office the 
town manager shall be sworn to the faithful and impartial 
performance thereof by the chairman of the selectmen. 

Section 11. Appointment of Temporary Manager. — 
Pending the appointment of a town manager or the filling of 
any vacancy, or during any suspension of a town manager, 
the selectmen shall appoint, for a period not exceeding a 
total of ninety days, a suitable person to perform the duties 
of the office. 

Section 12. Removal of Manager. — The selectmen, bj'^ 
an affirmative vote of at least three members of the board, 
may remove the town manager by written notice delivered 
to him forthwith and to become effective in thirty days from 
the date of said notice, copy of which shall be filed with the 
town clerk, setting forth in detail the specific reasons for his 
removal. 

The manager, in writing within the said thirty days, may 
request a public hearing. If the manager so requests, the 
board of selectmen shall hold a public hearing not earlier 
than twenty days nor later than thirty days following re- 
ceipt of such request. After such public hearing, if any, and, 
after full consideration, the selectmen, by an affirmative 
vote of at least three members of the board, may adopt a 
final resolution of removal which shall become effective 
forthwith. If such final resolution is not so adopted by the 
board of selectmen, any suspension hereunder shall be ter- 
minated and the town manager shall continue in office as 
though no action for removal had taken place. 

The selectmen may, at any time after a notice of removal 
has been delivered, suspend the manager from duty, but 
shall in any case cause to be paid to him forthwith any ac- 
crued salary and may at their discretion pay his salary for a 
period not exceeding three months following the notice of 
his removal. 

Section 13. Compensatian of Manager. — The town 
manager shall receive such compensation, not exceeding the 
amount appropriated therefor, as the selectmen shall de- 
termine. 

Section 14. Powers and Duties of Manager. — In addi- 
tion to any specific powers and duties provided in this act 
the town manager shall have the general powers and duties 
enumerated in this section : — 

(a) The town manager shall be responsible for super- 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 20. 15 

vising the administration of all departments and activities 
of the town except those headed by officers, boards, com- 
mittees or commissions elected by the voters or appointed by 
the selectmen or by the moderator. 

(b) The town manager, in accordance with the provisions 
of this act and except as otherwise expressly prohibited by 
the General Laws, may reorganize, consolidate or abolish 
departments, commissions, boards or offices under his super- 
vision, in whole or in part, may establish such new depart- 
ments, commissions, boards or offices as he deems necessary, 
and, in so doing, may transfer the duties and powers and, so 
far as possible in accordance with the vote of the town, the 
appropriation of one department, commission, board or 
office to another. 

(c) Except as otherwise provided by this act, the town 
manager shall appoint upon merit and fitness alone, for such 
terms of office, if any, as he may deem appropriate, and may 
for cause, subject to the provisions of chapter thirty-one of 
the General Laws, where applicable, remove: a town clerk, 
a town counsel, a board of assessors, a treasurer, a town 
collector, a director of public works, a board of health, a 
board of public welfare, a board of tiTistees of the public 
library, a chief of the fire department, a chief of the police 
department, a planning board and such other officers and 
employees as he may deem necessary to carry out the powers 
and duties imposed upon him by this act, except that each 
department head may appoint and remove employees in his 
department. 

Officers and employees not subject to chapter thirty-one 
of the General Laws may be suspended from duty but shall 
not be removed by the town manager or any department head 
except on thirty days' notice in writing setting forth the 
cause of such removal. Such officer or employee shall, during 
said thirty days, have the right of appeal to the board of 
selectmen which shall act as a board of appeal, and said 
board shall, after full consideration, make a decision which 
shall be final. 

(d) The town manager shall fix the compensation of all 
town officers and employees within the scope of his super- 
vision, subject to any applicable provisions of chapter thirty- 
one, and, if applicable, of section one hundred and eight A of 
chapter forty-one of the General Laws. 

(e) It shall be the duty of the town manager to attend all 
regular meetings of the board of selectmen except meetings 
at which his removal is being considered. 

(/) The town manager shall keep full and complete 
records of his office, and shall render as often as may be re- 
quired by the selectmen a full report of any operations under 
his supervision. 

(g) The to\\Ti manager shall keep the selectmen fully ad- 
vised as to the needs of the town and shall recommend to the 
selectmen for adoption such measures requiring action by 
them or by the town as he may deem necessary or expedient. 



16 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 20. 

(h) The town manager shall have jurisdiction over and be 
responsible for the planning, construction, reconstruction, 
alteration, repair, improvement, use and rental of all town 
property except as hereinbefore provided with respect to 
schools and except as otherwise specifically voted by the 
town. 

(i) Except as otherwise provided by this act, the town 
manager shall purchase all supplies, materials and equip- 
ment, and shall award all contracts for all departments and 
activities of the town; provided, however, that any such 
contract involving an amount in excess of five thousand dol- 
lars shall be subject to the approval of the board of selectmen. 

(j) The town manager shall administer, either directly or 
through a person or persons appointed by him in accordance 
with this act, all provisions of general and special law ap- 
plicable to the town of Dedham and all by-laws of the town, 
within the scope of his duties, and all regulations by the 
selectmen. 

(k) The town manager shall, with the approval of the 
selectmen, have the authority to prosecute, defend and com- 
promise all litigation to which the town is a party, and to 
employ special counsel whenever in his judgment it may be 
necessary. 

(I) The town manager shall perform such other duties, 
consistent with his office, as may be required of him by the 
by-laws or vote of the town or by vote of the selectmen. 

(w) The town manager shall have access to all town books, 
records and papers for information necessary for the proper 
performance of his duties. He may without notice cause the 
affairs of any department or activity under his control or 
the conduct of any officer or employee appointed by him to 
be examined. 

Section 15. Designation of Acting Manager. — The town 
manager shall, by letter filed with the town clerk, designate 
a qualified employee of the town, subject to the approval of 
the selectmen, to perform his duties during his temporary 
absence or disability. In the event the manager should fail 
to make such designation, the selectmen shall so designate a 
qualified town employee to perform the duties of the town 
manager until he shall return or his disability shall cease. 

Section 16. Approval of Warrants. — Warrants for the 
payment of all town funds prepared by the town accountant 
in accordance with the provisions of section fifty-six of chap- 
ter forty-one of the General Laws shall be submitted to the 
board of selectmen. The approval of any such warrant by 
the board of selectmen shall be sufficient authority to au- 
thorize payment by the town treasurer. The board of select- 
men may, at their discretion, delegate to the manager the 
authority to approve the said warrants. 

Section 17. Investigation of Claims. — Whenever any 
claim against the town is presented, the town manager shall, 
if the same seems to him to be valid, not excessive in amount, 
or otherwise contrary to the interests of the town, approve it. 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 20. 17 

Otherwise he shall refer it to the selectmen who shall imme- 
diately investigate the facts and determine what, if any, 
payment should be made. Pending such investigation and 
determination by the selectmen, payment shall be withheld. 

Section 18. Contracts of Toivn Officers with the Town. — 
It shall be unlawful for any selectman, the town manager, 
or any other elective or appointive official of the town, 
directly or indirectly, to make a contract with the town, or 
to receive any commission, discount, bonus, gift, contribu- 
tion or reward from, or any share in the profits of, any per- 
son or corporation making or performing such a contract, 
unless the official concerned, inunediately upon learning of 
the existence of such contract, or that such a contract is pro- 
posed, shall notify the selectmen in writing of the contract 
and of the nature of his interest therein and shall abstain 
from doing any ofiicial act on behalf of the town in reference 
thereto. In case such interest exists on the part of an officer 
whose duty it is to make such a contract on behalf of the 
town, the contract may be made by another officer of the 
town duly authorized thereto by vote of the selectmen. 
Violation of any provision of this section shall render the 
contract in respect to which such violation occurs voidable 
at the option of the town. 

Section 19. Annual Budget. — All officers, boards and 
commissions, except the school committee, of the town shall 
submit to the town manager in writing detailed estimates of 
appropriations required for the efficient and proper conduct 
of their respective departments and offices and such further 
information, in such form and at such times, as the manager 
may require. Not less than thirty days prior to the date 
set by the finance committee each year for review of the 
annual budget, the town manager shall prepare and submit 
to the finance committee a budget for the ensuing year and 
any supplementary information in such form and detail as 
they deem necessary or the town may require by by-law. 

Section 20. Investigations or Surveys. — For the purpose 
of making investigations or surveys, the town manager may 
expend such sums for the employment of experts, counsel 
and other assistants, and for other expenses in connection 
therewith, as the town may appropriate for such purpose. 

Section 21. Revocation. — At any time after the expira- 
tion of three years from the date of acceptance of this act, 
a petition signed by not less than ten per cent of the regis- 
tered voters of the town may be filed with the selectmen, re- 
questing that the question of revoking the acceptance of 
this act be submitted to the voters at the following annual 
town election. The selectmen shall thereupon direct the 
town clerk to cause the said question to be printed on the 
official ballot to be used at the next annual town election in 
the following form: — "Shall the acceptance by the town of 
Dedham of an act passed by the General Court in the year 
nineteen hundred and fifty- two, entitled 'An Act to establish 
the Selectmen-Town Manager Form of Government in the 



18 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 21. 

Town of Dedham', be revoked?" If such revocation is 
favored by a majority of the voters voting thereon, this act 
shall cease to be operative on and after the next annual town 
election except as hereinafter provided. All general laws 
respecting town administration and town officers, and any 
special laws relative to said town, the operation of which has 
been suspended or superseded by acceptance of this act, shall 
be revived forthwith for the purposes of the next following 
town election and shall be revived in their entirety on and 
after said election. By-laws in force when such revocation 
takes effect, so far as they are consistent with general laws 
respecting town administration and town officers and with 
special laws relating to said town, shall not be affected 
thereby, but any other by-laws inconsistent with such gen- 
eral or special laws shall be annulled. If such revocation is 
not favored by a majority of the voters voting thereon, no 
further petition therefor shall be filed under this section 
oftener than once in every three years thereafter. 

Approved January 30, 1952. 



Chap. 21 An Act authorizing the placing of the office of chief 
OF police of the town of north reading under the 
CIVIL service laws. 

Be it eruLcted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of chief of police of the town of 
North Reading shall, upon the effective date of this act, be- 
come subject to the civil service laws and rules relating to 
police officers in towns and the tenure of office of any in- 
cumbent thereof shall be unlimited, subject, however, to 
said laws and rules. The incumbent of said office on Janu- 
ary first, nineteen hundred and fifty-two, shall be subjected 
to a qualifying examination for said office by the division of 
civil service. If said incumbent passes said examination, he 
shall be certified for said office and shall be deemed to be 
permanently appointed thereto without serving any pro- 
bationary period, and his tenure of office shall be unlimited, 
subject, however, to the provisions of said laws and rules. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
said town at the annual town meeting or a special town 
meeting in the current year in the form of the following 
question, which shall be placed, in the case of an annual 
meeting, upon the official ballot to be used for the election of 
town officers at said meeting, or in case of a special town 
meeting, upon the ballot to be used at said meeting : — 
"Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year 
nineteen hundred and fifty-two, entitled 'An Act Authorizing 
the Placing of the Office of Chief of Police of the Town of 
North Reading under the Civil Service Laws,' be accepted?" 
If a majority of the votes in answer to said question is in the 
, affirmative, this act shall take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved January 30, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 22, 23. 19 

An Act authorizing the town of nantucket to borrow (jJmj) 22 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Nantucket is hereby authorized 
to place on the official ballot to be used at the annual town 
election, or at a special town election called for the purpose, 
in said town in the current year, the following question : — 
"Shall the town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
eight hundred thousand dollars for the purpose of construct- 
ing a high school building or buildings, according to plans 
and specifications drawn by the firm of Anderson-Nichols & 
Company of Boston, on land owned by the town, and for 
originally equipping and furnishing said building or build- 
ings: to appropriate the sum of twenty thousand dollars 
from the excess and deficiency account; and to authorize 
the treasurer, with the approval of the selectmen, to borrow 
the sum of five hundred thousand dollars under authority of 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws and the sum of two 
hundred and eighty thousand dollars under authority of chap- 
ter six hundred and forty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and forty-eight, as amended by chapter four hundred and 
forty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-one, 
and to issue bonds or notes of the town therefor, said bonds 
or notes to be payable in accordance with the provisions of 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws so that the whole 
loan shall be paid in not more than twenty years from date 
of issue of the first bond or note? " If two thirds of the votes 
on said question are in the affirmative, the appropriation of 
eight hundred thousand dollars for the above purposes shall 
take effect forthwith ; but not otherwise. 

Section 2. Any action taken by the town of Nantucket 
at a meeting during the current year shall be as valid and 
effective as though this act were in full force and effect at 
the time of the posting of the warrant for said meeting. 

Approved January 31, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the town of wayland to use cer- (Jfiap 23 
tain park land for school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Wayland is hereby authorized 
to use for school and school yard purposes an additional por- 
tion of the town playground, so called, located in the center 
of said town adjacent to a portion of said playground now 
being used for school purposes under authority granted by 
chapter forty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty- 
four and chapter tliree hundred and fourteen of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and forty-eight, said additional portion 
being bounded and described as follows: — 

Beginning at the southwesterly corner of property of Allen 
H. Morgan, thence running southwesterly, by park land three 



20 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 24, 25. 

hundred and fifty-two and thirty-six hundredths feet to a 
point; thence running northwesterly, by park land five hun- 
dred and twenty-eight and ninety-two hundredths feet to a 
point; thence running southeasterly, by school land of the 
town of Way land four hundred and sixty-four feet to a point; 
thence running northeasterly, by said school land two hun- 
dred and sixteen and sixteen hundredths feet to the point of 
beginning; all as shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in 
Wayland, Mass. Park Land to be Used for School Purposes" 
dated Dec. 4, 1951 by Everett M. Brooks Co., Civil Engi- 
neers, to be recorded. 

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

Approved February 4, 1962. 



Chap. 24 An Act authorizing the town of wayland to use cer- 
tain PARK LAND FOR CEMETERY PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Wayland is hereby authorized 
to use for cemetery purposes a portion of the park land lo- 
cated adjacent to Lakeview cemetery in said town, said por- 
tion being bounded and described as follows : — 

Beginning at the southwesterly corner thereof at the in- 
tersection of land of Lakeview cemetery, of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts, and of said park land; thence 
running northeasterly, by said Lakeview cemetery about 
three hundred and thirty feet to a corner; thence running 
northerly, by said Lakeview cemetery one hundred and 
ninety-eight and ninety-four one hundredths feet to a point; 
thence running southwesterly, by the remaining land of said 
park about three hundred and eighty-seven feet to a point; 
thence running southerly, along the line between said park 
and land of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and an 
extension of said line one hundred and seventy-five feet to 
the point of beginning; all as shown on a plan entitled "Plan 
of Land in Wayland, Mass. Park Land to be used for Ceme- 
tery Purposes" dated Dec. 5, 1951, by Everett Brooks Co., 
Civil Engineers, to be recorded. 

The land so used shall be under the same care and control 
as other cemetery property. 

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

Approved February 4, 1952. 



Chap. 25 An Act relative to further stay of judgment and 
execution in actions of summary process. 

Emergency Whercas, The deferred operation of this act would tend in 

preamble. ^^^ ^^ defeat its purpose, which is to provide the courts with 

further discretionary authority to prevent serious hardships 

in eviction cases arising out of the present severe housing 

shortage, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 26. 21 

law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public 
health and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 2 of chapter 43 of the acts of 1946, as most recently 
amended by chapter 30 of the acts of 1951, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in hne 3, the word "fifty-two" and 
inserting in place thereof the word: — fifty-four, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 2. This act shall become inoper- 
ative on March thirty-first, nineteen hundred and fifty-four. 

Approved February 4, 1952. 

An Act relative to the sale by the city of boston (JJku) 26 
OF certain buildings relocated by it in the east ^' 

BOSTON district OF SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Any provision or provisions of general or 
special law to the contrary notwithstanding, the city of 
Boston, acting by its treasurer, without further authority 
than that contained in this act, is hereby authorized and 
directed to dispose of every building relocated by it under 
section one of chapter one hundred and ninety-one of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and forty-nine and of the lot upon 
which such building has been relocated either (a) by private 
sale to the person or persons who owned the building at the 
time of its acquisition for the purposes of chapter six hun- 
dred and ninety-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
forty- five, as amended, or any of them, or to any heir or 
devisee of any such person, or to a person residing in the 
building at such time, for such sum as said treasurer shall 
determine to be just and equitable, or (b) by sale to the 
highest bidder at a public auction at which the auctioneer 
shall be the auctioneer in the office of the board of real estate 
commissioners of said city and at which the right may be re- 
served to reject all bids below such sum. The treasurer of 
said city shall, in the name and behalf of said city, execute 
and deliver any deed necessary to effectuate any sale under 
this act. Section sixty-three of chapter forty-four of the Gen- 
eral Laws shall not apply to the proceeds of any such sale; 
but said proceeds may be used for general municipal pur- 
poses. No private sale shall be made under this act, unless 
the terms of the proposed sale, together with all pertinent 
facts, shall have been submitted to the Boston finance com- 
mission at least ten days before such sale. A certificate of 
compliance with the provisions of the preceding sentence 
made by the secretary or chairman of the Boston finance 
commission and annexed to any deed executed under this 
act shall be conclusive evidence of such compliance. A re- 
cital in any deed executed under this act that the grantee 
named therein is a person who owned the building at the 
time of its acquisition for the purposes of chapter six hun- 
dred and ninety-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 



22 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 27, 28. 

forty-five, as amended, or the heir or devisee of such a per- 
son, or a person residing in the building at such time, or the 
highest bidder at a pubhc auction, shall be conclusive evi- 
dence of such fact. 

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

Approved February 4, 1952. 

Chav. 27 An Act authorizing the dennis water district to ap- 
propriate AND PAY A SUM OF MONEY TO E. ROSCOE ALLEN 
FOR MONEY EXPENDED BY HIM FOR A WATER MAIN EX- 
TENSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Dennis Water District is hereby au- 
thorized to appropriate the sum of three hundred and nine 
dollars and pay the same to E. Roscoe Allen of the town of 
Dermis to reimburse him for money expended by him for a 
water main extension along a town way, said reimbursement 
having been voted by said district under Article 21 of its an- 
nual warrant on March twenty-first, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-one. 

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

Approved February 4, 1952. 

Chav. 28 An Act relative to the tenure of office of the pres- 
ent CHIEF OF police OF THE TOWN OF STURBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The incumbent of the office of chief of police 
in the town of Sturbridge on the effective date of this act 
shall hold office during good behavior unless incapacitated by 
physical or mental disability from performing the duties of 
chief of police and until the selectmen shall remove him there- 
from in accordance with the provisions of chapter thirty-one 
of the General Laws, and the rules made thereunder, relative 
to removals from the classified public service. Whenever the 
tenure created by this act shall terminate, the selectmen of 
said town shall appoint a successor to the said incumbent, 
who shall hold office under the provisions of chapter forty- 
one of the General Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the voters of said town at the annual town meeting in the 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-two in the form of the fol- 
lowing question, which shall be placed upon the official bal- 
lot 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 fifty-two, entitled 'An Act relative to 
the tenure of office of the present chief of police of the town 
of Sturbridge' be accepted?" If a majority of the votes in 
answer to said question is in the affirmative, then this act 
shall thereupon take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 4, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 29, 30. 23 



An Act to authorize the placing of the office of Qfiav. 29 

JANITOR IN the SEVERAL PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND 
IN THE COMBINED TOWN HALL AND HIGH SCHOOL BUILD- 
ING IN THE TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY UNDER THE CIVIL 
SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of janitor in the several public 
school buildings and in the combined town hall and high 
school building in the town of South Hadley shall, upon the 
effective date of this act, become subject to the civil service 
laws and rules, and the term of office of any incumbent thereof 
shall be unlimited, except that he may be removed in accord- 
ance with such laws and rules; but any person holding said 
office on said effective date may continue therein ; provided, 
that he passes a qualifying examination to be given by the 
division of civil service. 

Section 2. Chapter 60 of the acts of 1951 is hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the voters of said towTi at the next annual town meeting 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 JBf ty-two, entitled 'An Act 
to authorize the placing of the office of janitor in the several 
public school buildings and in the combined town hall and 
high school building in the tOAvn of South Hadley under the 
civil service laws', be accepted?" If a majority of the votes 
in answer to said question is in the affirmative, this act shall 
thereupon take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 4, 1952. 



An Act providing for a five day work week for police Chap. 30 

OFFICERS OF THE TOWN OF NEEDHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, Notwithstanding any other provision of gen- 
eral or special law, the services of all police officers of the 
town of Needham shall be restricted to five days in any one 
week; provided, that, in case of any public emergency, or of 
any unusual demand for the services of said police, service in 
excess of five days may be authorized by the chief of police, 
and such additional services shall be compensated for as 
overtime. The compensation payable to any police officer 
shall not be reduced by reason of acceptance of this act. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the registered 
voters of the town of Needham at the annual town election 
in the current year in the form of the following question 
which shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used in 
said town at said election: — "Shall an act passed by the 



24 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 31, 32. 

General Court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-two, 
entitled 'An Act providing for a five day work week for police 
officers of the town of Needham' be accepted?" If a ma- 
jority of the votes in answer to said question is in the affirm- 
ative, this act shall take full effect on May first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-two, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 4, 1952. 



Chap. 31 An Act authorizing the directors of the mutual sav- 
ings CENTRAL FUND, INC. TO REDUCE OR W^AIVE ANNUAL 

ASSESSMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 of chapter 43 of the acts of 1934, as most re- 
cently amended by section 2 of chapter 149 of the acts of 
1939, is hereby further amended by striking out the third 
sentence, and inserting in place thereof the following sen- 
tence: — On October first, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, 
and on October first of each year thereafter while a member 
bank, such bank shall pay to the corporation an annual as- 
sessment equal to one sixteenth of one per cent of its deposits, 
exclusive of its club deposits, as shown by its last preceding 
annual report to the commissioner; provided, however, that 
the directors may, with the approval of the commissioner, by 
action taken not more than sixty days prior to the first of 
October of each year reduce the rate of said annual assess- 
ment or waive the same. Approved February 4, 1952. 



Chap. 32 An Act relative to the filing and indexing of bus- 
iness CERTIFICATES AND THE FORM OF SUCH CERTIFI- 
CATES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

G. L (Ter. SECTION 1. Chapter 110 of the General Laws is hereby 

etc!, amended', amended by striking out section 5, as amended by section 
15 of chapter 550 of the acts of 1948, and inserting in place 
Filing of thereof the following: — Section 5. Any person conducting 

stating^eai business in the commonwealth under any title other than the 
^Mon^dofng ^^^^ name of the person conducting the business, whether in- 
business^ (iividually or as a partnership, shall file in the office of the 

^^ ^^ ' clerk of every city or town where an office of any such per- 
son or partnership may be situated a certificate stating the 
full name and residence of each person conducting such busi- 
ness, the place, including street and number, where, and the 
title under which, it is conducted, and pay the fee as provided 
by clause (20) of section thirty-four of chapter two hundred 
and sixty-two. A person who has filed such a certificate shall, 
upon his discontinuing, retiring or withdrawing from such 
business or partnership, or in the case of a change of resi- 
dence of such person or of the location where the business 
is conducted, file in the office of said clerk a statement under 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 33. 25 

oath that he has discontmued, retired or withdrawn from 
such business or partnership, or of such change of his resi- 
dence or change of the location of such business, and pay the 
fee required by clause (21) of said section thirty-four. In the 
case of the death of such a person, such statement may be 
filed by the executor or administrator of his estate. The clerk 
shall keep a suitable index of all certificates so filed with him, 
setting forth the pertinent facts, including a reference to any 
statement of discontinuance, retirement or withdrawal from, 
or change of location of, such business, or change of residence 
of such person. Violations of this section shall be punished by Penalty. 
a fine of not more than one hundred dollars for each month 
during which such violation continues. 

Section 2. Section 34 of chapter 262 of the General Laws g. l. (Ter. 
is hereby amended by striking out clause (21), as appearing § 34.' etc..' 
in section 1 of said chapter 550 of the acts of 1948, and in- amended. 
serting in place thereof the following : — 

(21) For the filing by a person conducting business under Fee. 
any title other than his real name of a statement of change 
of his residence, or of his discontinuance, retirement or with- 
drawal from, or of a change of location of, such business, fifty 
cents. Approved February 4, 1952. 

An Act relative to the tenure of office of the pres- C^av. 33 

ENT treasurer OF THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The incumbent of the office of treasurer in the 
town of Arlington, on the effective date of this act, shall hold 
office during good behavior unless incapacitated by physical 
or mental disability from performing the duties of treasurer 
and until the selectmen shall remove him therefrom in accord- 
ance with the provisions of chapter thirty-one of the General 
Laws, and the rules made thereunder, relative to removals 
from the classified public service. Any vacancy in the office 
of treasurer in said town while said incumbent is holding of- 
fice during good behavior as provided by this act shall be 
filled by election by a vote of a majority of its selectmen, 
and said treasurer shall serve until the next regular town 
election, at which election a treasurer shall be elected as pro- 
vided by law. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the voters of said town at the annual town meeting in the 
current year, or in the year following its enactment, 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 fifty-two, entitled 
'An Act Relative to the Tenure of Office of the Present 
Treasurer of the Town of Arlington' be accepted?" If a 
majority of the votes in answer to said question is in the 
affirmative, then this act shall thereupon take full effect, 
but not otherwise. Approved February 5, 1952. 



26 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 34, 35. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Chap. 34 An Act relative to credit extension to policyholders 

OF MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for the 
extension of credit to poHcyholders of mutual fire insurance 
companies, 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 81 of chapter 175 of the General Laws, as appear- 
ing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by 
adding at the end of the first sentence the following : — ; pro- 
vided, that this section shall not be construed to prohibit 
extension of credit to policyholders with respect to such 
premium, — so as to read as follows: — Section 81. Mu- 
tual fire companies, except as provided in the following 
section, shall charge and collect upon their policies a full 
mutual premium in cash or, except as provided in section 
seventy-three, in notes absolutely payable; provided, that 
this section shall not be constmed to prohibit extension of 
credit to policyholders with respect to such premium. Any 
such company shall in its by-laws and policies fix the con- 
tingent mutual liability of its members for the payment of 
losses and expenses not provided for by its cash funds, which 
liability shall not be less than an amount equal to and in 
addition to the cash premium written in his policy. The 
total amount of the liability of the policyholder shall be 
plainly and legibly stated upon the filing-back of each policy. 
Whenever any reduction is made in the contingent liability 
of members, such reduction shall apply proportionally to all 
policies in force. Approved February 8, 1952. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 175, I 81, 
amended. 



Credit exten- 
sion to policy- 
holders of 
mutual fire 
insurance 
companies, 
authorized. 



Chap. 35 An Act relative to the trustees of a fund for the 

BENEFIT OF CERTAIN PERSONS WHO CONSTITUTED COM- 
PANY F, SIXTH INFANTRY, MASSACHUSETTS NATIONAL 
GUARD ON APRIL SIXTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SEVEN- 
TEEN. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, which is in part to provide for the im- 
mediate disbursement of the funds referred to therein, 
therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, neces- 
sary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The trustees appointed under the provisions of chapter 
one hundred and forty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine, as amended by chapter one hundred and 
ten of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-five, are hereby 
authorized to disburse any remaining funds held by them as 
such trustees for the erection of a plaque commemorating 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 36. 27 

the ofl5cers and men of Company F, Sixth Regiment, Massa- 
chusetts Volunteer Militia, and for such other purposes as 
the trustees, in their discretion, deem fitting and proper for 
the commemoration of said officers and men. Any disburse- 
ment by the trustees hereunder shall be subject to the 
approval of the adjutant general. 

Approved February 8, 1952. 



An Act relative to the establishment of a water (Jfidj) 35 

SYSTEM IN THE TOWN OF BLACKSTONE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The votes adopted at the special town meet- 
ing of the inhabitants of the town of Blackstone held August 
fourth, nineteen hundred and fifty-one, and at the adjourned 
session thereof held August eighteenth, nineteen hundred 
and fifty-one, are hereby validated and confirmed; and the 
issuance and sale, by the town treasurer with the approval 
of the selectmen, of four hundred thousand dollars aggregate 
principal amount of bonds or notes for the purposes set forth 
in the vote adopted under article three of the warrant for 
said special town meeting are hereby authorized. 

Section 2. Of the proceeds received from the sale of 
said bonds or notes, less any premium arising upon such 
sale, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars and such 
additional amount, if any, as may be determined by the 
water commissioners of said town, shall be set aside by the 
town treasurer for the purpose of paying for the water 
system of the city of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, located 
within the boundaries of the town of Blackstone; provided, 
however, that if no agreement with said city of Woonsocket 
to acquire said water system is made or the acquisition is 
not otherwise effected within fifteen months from the effec- 
tive date of this act, or if the sum so set aside exceeds the 
amount ultimately paid to the city of Woonsocket for the 
aforesaid water system, the said sum or the surplus thereof, 
as the case may be, shall be devoted to the other purposes 
designated in the vote authorizing the issuance of said bonds 
or notes. The town treasurer shall notify the water com- 
missioners when he receives payment for said bonds or 
notes, and said commissioners shall, within fifteen days 
thereafter, inform him in writing of their determination re- 
specting the sum to be set aside as herein provided. 

Section 3. Before a written agreement is entered into 
by the town of Blackstone with the city of Woonsocket, 
Rhode Island, for the purchase and sale of said water system, 
the price to be paid therefor shall be fixed by the voters of 
said town at a duly called and held annual or special town 
meeting; provided, however, that said voters may fix a 
maximum price and may authorize the purchase to be made 
for any lesser sum which may be agreed upon by the water 
commissioners and said city of Woonsocket. 



28 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 37, 38. 

Section 4. So much of the provisions of section four of 
chapter six hundred and four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and ten, and of section seven of chapter six hundred and 
twenty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty, as 
are inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 

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

Approved February 8, 1952. 

Chap. 37 An Act validating certain acts and proceedings of 

THE TOWN OF ADAMS AND OF ITS PARK COMMISSION, AND 
relative to the election of the members of SAID 
COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The election of the persons holding office on 
the effective date of this act as members of the park com- 
mission of the town of Adams, established under authority 
of section fourteen of chapter forty-five of the General Laws, 
and all acts and proceedings done or taken by said park 
commission, and all acts and proceedings of said town, in so 
far as such election, acts and proceedings may be invalid 
by reason of the election of any of the members of said com- 
mission, with respect to their terms of office or otherwise, 
not conforming to the vote of the town providing for such 
election, are hereby confirmed and made valid. 

Section 2. At the annual town election of the town of 
Adams in the current year, three members of the park com- 
mission shall be elected for terms of three years each, and 
annually thereafter there shall be elected a member or 
members thereof for a term of three years in the place of 
those whose terms are to expire. 

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

Approved February 8, 1952. 

Chap. 38 An Act relative to the power of cities and towns to 

BORROW money FOR THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN PREMIUMS 
ON FIRE INSURANCE POLICIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Edo,' il.l"?. Clause (16) of section 7 of chapter 44 of the General Laws, 

etc., 'amended, as most recently amended by section 2 of chapter 181 of the 

acts of 1951, is hereby further amended by striking out, in 

line 5, the word "fifth" and inserting in place thereof the 

word: — fourth, — so as to read as follows: — 

Power to (16) For the payment of premiums for fire insurance, 

fo°r"certJi'n"^^ contracts or policies covering a period of five years, four 

muToser years. No loan shall be authorized in any year under the 

regulated. provisions of this clause unless a sum equal to at least one 

fourth of the entire amount authorized to be borrowed has 

been appropriated from available revenue funds or voted 

to be raised by taxation, for the purposes set forth, in the 

year when the loan is authorized. 

Approved February 8, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 39, 40. 29 

An Act relative to absentee ballots. Chav 39 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 94 of chapter 54 of the General Laws, g. l. (Xer. 
as appearing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended amended^ ^^' 
by striking out, in Une 6, the word "before" and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — within one hour after, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 94- Upon receipt of an envelope Delivery of 
purporting to contain an official absent voting ballot, the baUo'ts?^ 
clerk of the city or town shall attach thereto the application regulated. 
for an official absent voting ballot executed by the voter 
whose name appears thereon and certified by the registrars 
of voters. All such envelopes shall be preserved unopened. 
Upon election day within one hour after the hour for the 
closing of the polls the said clerk shall deliver all envelopes 
received by him to the election officers in the several voting 
precincts where the voters named therein assert the right to 
vote. 

Section 2. Section 95 of said chapter 54, as most recently g. l. (Xer. 
amended by section 5 of chapter 466 of the acts of 1945, is etc!, 'amended'. 
hereby further amended by striking out, in line 1, the word 
"Immediately" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
Within one hour. 

Section 3. The first paragraph of section 105 of said g. l. (Xer. 
chapter 54, as appearing in the Tercentenary Edition, is f'los,^^' 
hereby amended by inserting before the last sentence the amended. 
following sentence : — When absent voting ballots have been Duties of 
cast, the clerk shall amend the ballot box register and the '''*''*'°° ''^^''^■ 
number of names checked on the voting list to include the 
absent voting ballots deposited in the ballot box under the 
provisions of section ninety-five. 

Approved February 8, 1952. 



An Act providing tenure of office for edward c. 
carroll, incumbent of the office of highway 
surveyor of the town of milford. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The tenure of office of Edward C. Carroll, 
incumbent of the ofiice of highway surveyor of the town of 
Milford, shall, upon the effective date of this act, be un- 
limited, and he may be removed therefrom only in the 
manner provided by section three of this act. If said in- 
cumbent shall cease to hold office as provided by this act, 
his successor shall be elected bj'^ vote of a majority of the 
selectmen, and said highway surveyor shall serve until the 
next regular town election, at which election a highway 
surveyor shall be elected as provided by law. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the voters of said town of Milford 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 



Chap. 40 



30 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 41. 

be used for the election of town officers at said meeting : — 
"Shall Edward C. Carroll, the present incumbent of the 
office of highway surveyor of the town of Milford, be given 
life tenure?" If a majority of the votes in answer to said 
question is in the affirmative, then this act shall thereupon 
take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Section 3. At any time after the expiration of one year 
from the date on which this act is accepted, and not less 
than sixty days prior to the annual town meeting, a petition, 
signed by not less than ten per cent of the registered voters 
of the town, may be filed with the selectmen, requesting 
that the question of revoking the acceptance of this act be 
submitted to the voters. Thereupon the selectmen shall 
cause the question of revocation of the' acceptance to be 
placed on the official ballot used for the election of town 
officers at said meeting in the form of the following ques- 
tion: — "Shall the action of the town of Milford in the 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-two in voting life tenure to 
Edward C. Carroll, highway surveyor of the town of Milford, 
be revoked?" If such revocation is favored by a majority 
of the voters voting thereon, the acceptance of this act 
shall be revoked and this act shall become null and void 
beginning with the first day of the month next following 
such revocation. 

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

Approved February 13, 1952. 

Chap. 41 An Act authorizing the towns of abington and rock- 
land TO BORROW certain SUMS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF 
REPAIRING THE STANDPIPE OF THEIR JOINT WATER SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provisions of law, the 
towns of Abington and Rockland are hereby authorized 
each to borrow a sum not in excess of six thousand dollars, 
irrespective of any debt limitation imposed by law upon 
said towns, and said sums so borrowed shall be used by said 
towns, through their joint board of water commissioners as 
constituted under the provisions of chapter two hundred 
and six of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, for 
the purpose of adequately repairing their water standpipe, 
and said joint board shall award and determine a fair and 
just proportion of the cost of said repairing which each of 
said towns shall bear, pursuant to the provisions of said 
chapter two hundred and six of the acts of eighteen hundred 
and eighty-five, and of chapter six hundred and sixty-five 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-nine. 

Section 2. Action taken under this act at the annual 
town meetings held in the current year shall be as effective 
as though this act had been in full force and effect at the 
time the warrants for said meetings were posted. 

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

Approved February 13, 1962. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 42, 43. 31 



An Act relative to the tenure of office of the pres- Qlidj) 42 

ENT CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS IN THE TOWN 
OF HULL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The incumbent of the office of chairman of 
the board of assessors in the town of Hull on the effective 
date of this act shall hold office during good behavior unless 
incapacitated by physical or mental disability from per- 
forming the duties of chairman of the board of assessors and 
until the selectmen shall remove him therefrom in accord- 
ance with the provisions of chapter thirty-one of the General 
Laws, and the rules made thereunder, relative to removals 
from the classified public service, and the salary of said chair- 
man of the board of assessors shall be fixed by the selectmen, 
and any vacancy in the office of chairman of the board of 
assessors in said town while said incumbent is holding office 
during good behavior as provided by this act shall be filled 
by choice of the remaining members of the board of assessors, 
and said chairman shall serve until a chairman is chosen by 
said board as provided by section twenty-four of chapter 
forty-one of the General Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by vote of a majority of the voters of said town 
present and voting thereon at a regular or special town 
meeting, but not otherwise. Approved February 13, 1952. 

An Act authorizing the establishment of a sewer dis- QJidj) 43 

TRICT within the LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF LANCASTER. ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Lancaster 
liable to taxation in said town and residing within the terri- 
tory comprised within the following lines, to wit: — begin- 
ning at a point on the westerly line of Route 110 in Lan- 
caster at the intersection with Route 110 of the boundary 
line between the town of Lancaster and the town of Bolton; 
thence north, fifty-seven degrees west, three thousand feet 
more or less, to the center of the Nashua river ; thence south- 
westerly, by the Nashua river, to a point in the center of the 
Nashua river at the intersection of the north branch and 
the south branch of the Nashua river; thence southwesterly, 
by the north branch of the Nashua river to a point in the 
river opposite the mouth of the brook flowing into the river 
from Thayer pond, so called; thence southwesterly, to a 
point on the southerly side of the river at the middle of the 
said brook; thence southwesterly, by the said brook to 
Thayer pond, so called; thence by the northerly and west- 
erly edges of Thayer pond, so called, to the middle of the 
brook flowing into Thayer pond at the southwesterly side 
thereof; thence southwesterly, by the said brook to a point 
where the said brook intersects the center line of George 



32 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 43. 

Hill road ; thence westerly, by the center line of George Hill 
road to a point where the center line of George Hill road 
intersects the center line of Goss lane; thence southerly, by 
the center line of Goss lane to a point where the center line 
of Goss lane intersects the south line of Narrow lane ; thence 
easterly, by Narrow lane to the intersection of Narrow lane 
and Main street; thence southeasterly, by Main street to 
the point where Main street is intersected by the boundary 
line between the towns of Clinton and Lancaster; thence 
easterly, by the boundary line between Clinton and Lan- 
caster to the point where said boundary line meets the 
boundary line between the towns of Clinton and Bolton; 
thence northerly, by the boundary between the towns of 
Bolton and Lancaster to the point of beginning, — shall 
constitute a sewer district and are hereby made a body 
corporate by the name of the Lancaster sewer district, here- 
inafter called the district, for the purpose of laying out, 
constructing, maintaining and operating a system or sys- 
tems of common sewers for a part or the whole of the terri- 
tory herein described, with such connections and other works 
as may be required for a system of sewage disposal, and 
may construct such sewers in said district as may be neces- 
sary, and for the purpose of 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 pro- 
vided herein. The district shall have power to prosecute 
and defend all actions relating to its property and affairs. 

Section 2. Any meeting of the voters of the territory 
included within the boundaries set forth in section one to 
be held prior to the acceptance of this act, and any meeting 
of the voters of the district to be held prior to the qualification 
of a majority of the sewer commissioners, 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. At any meeting held hereunder 
prior to the acceptance of this act, 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 ac- 
cepted by a majority of the voters present and voting thereon 
it shall thereupon take effect, and the meeting may then 
proceed to act on the other articles in the warrant. After 
the qualification of a majority of the sewer commissioners, 
meetings of the district shall be called by warrant under their 
hands, unless some other method be provided by by-law or 
vote of the district. 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 43. 33 

Section 3. The district shall elect by ballot at any 
district meeting not later than the second annual meeting 
after the commencement of construction hereunder of a 
system of sewerage and sewage disposal, a board of three 
sewer commissioners who shall be citizens of the district, to 
hold office, if elected at an annual meeting, one until the 
expiration of one year, one until the expiration of two years, 
and one until the expiration of three years, from such an- 
nual district meeting, and until their successors are qualified, 
or, if elected at a special meeting, one until the expiration 
of one year, one until the expiration of two years, and one 
until the expiration of three years, from the next succeeding 
annual district meeting, and until their successors are quali- 
fied, and thereafter, at each annual district meeting when 
the term of a member expires, the district shall elect one 
member of the board to serve for three years and until his 
successor is quahfied. 

Section 4. Said board of sewer commissioners, acting 
for and on behalf of said district, may take by eminent 
domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or 
acquire by purchase or otherwise, any lands, water rights, 
rights of way or easements, public or private, in said district, 
necessary for accomplishing any purpose mentioned in this 
act, and may construct such sewers under or over any bridge, 
railroad, railway, boulevard or other public way, or within 
the location of any railroad, and may enter upon and dig 
up any private land, public way or railroad location, for the 
purpose of laying such sewers and of maintaining and re- 
pairing the same, and may do any other thing proper or 
necessary for the purposes of this act; provided, that they 
shall not take in fee any land of a railroad corporation, and 
that they shall not enter upon or construct any sewer within 
the location of any railroad corporation except at such time 
and in such manner as they may agree upon with such 
corporation, or, in case of failure to agree, as may be ap- 
proved by the department of public utilities. 

Section 5. Until the board of sewer commissioners has 
first been elected as provided in this act, but not in any 
event later than the second annual meeting after the com- 
mencement of the work of construction authorized hereby, 
the district may carry on such work by a duly authorized 
committee of the district. The committee shall serve with- 
out pay and shall have all the powers and authority given 
to the board of sewer commissioners in this act or by general 
law. Whenever the phrase "said board of sewer commis- 
sioners" or "said board" hereinafter occurs, it shall mean 
and include the board of sewer commissioners, or the com- 
mittee of the district provided for in this section, as the 
case may be. 

Section 6. Any person injured in his property by any 
action of said board of sewer commissioners under this act 
may recover damages from said district under said chapter 
seventy-nine. 



34 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 43. 

Section 7. The district shall, by vote, determine what 
proportion of the cost of said system or systems of sewerage 
and sewage disposal the district shall pay; provided, that 
it shall pay not less than one fourth nor more than two 
thirds of the whole cost. In providing for the payment of 
the remaining portion of the cost of said system or systems, 
or for the use of said system or systems, the district may 
avail itself of any or all of the methods permitted by general 
laws, and the provisions of said general laws relative to the 
assessment, apportionment, division, reassessment, abate- 
ment and collection of sewer assessments, to liens therefor 
and to interest thereon shall apply to assessments made 
under this act, except that interest shall be at the rate of 
six per cent per annum. At the same meeting at which it 
determines the proportion of the cost which is to be borne 
by the district, it may by vote determine by which of such 
methods the remaining portion of said cost shall be provided 
for. The collector of taxes of said town shall certify the 
payment or payments of such assessments for apportion- 
ments thereof to the sewer commissioners, who shall preserve 
a record thereof. 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 on property within the district in 
the same manner in all respects in which town taxes are 
required by law to be assessed; provided, that no estate 
shall be subject to any tax assessed on account of the system 
of sewerage under this act, if, in the judgment of the board 
of sewer commissioners herein provided for, after a hearing, 
due notice whereof shall have been given, such estate is so 
situated that it will receive no aid from the said sewerage 
system, or if such estate is so situated that the buildings 
thereon, or the buildings that might be constructed thereon, 
could not be connected with the said system in any ordinary 
or reasonable manner; but all other estates in the district 
shall be deemed to be benefited and shall be subject to 
such tax. A certified list of the estates exempt from taxation 
under the provisions of this section shall annually be sent 
by said board of sewer commissioners to said assessors, at 
the same time at which the clerk shall send a certified copy 
of the vote as aforesaid. The assessment shall be committed 
to the town collector, who shall collect said tax in the manner 
provided by law for the collection of town taxes and shall 
deposit the proceeds thereof with the district clerk for the 
use and benefit of the district. The district may collect 
interest on overdue taxes in the manner in which interest is 
authorized to be collected on town taxes. 

Section 8. For the purpose of paying the necessary 
expenses and liabilities incurred under this act, the district 
may from time to time, within five years after the passage 
of this act, borrow such sums as may be necessary, not ex- 
ceeding, in the aggregate, three hundred thousand dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 43. 35 

their face the words, Lancaster Sewer District Sewerage 
Loan, Act of 1952. Each authorized issue shall constitute 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more 
than thirty years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred 
under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but 
shall, except as provided herein, be subject to chapter 
forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 9. The receipts from sewer assessments and 
from payments made in lieu thereof shall be applied to the 
payment of charges and expenses incident to the maintenance 
and operation of said system of sewerage and sewage disposal 
or to the extension thereof, to the payment of interest upon 
bonds or notes issued for sewer purposes, or to the payment 
or redemption of such bonds or notes. 

Section 10. Said board of sewer commissioners may 
annually appoint a clerk and may appoint a superintendent 
of sewers who shall not be a member of the board, and shall 
define their duties. It may remove the clerk or superin- 
tendent at its pleasure. Said board may, in its discretion, 
prescribe for the users of said sewerage systems such annual 
rentals or charges based on the benefits derived therefrom 
as it may deem proper, subject, however, to such rules and 
regulations as may be fixed by vote of the district. 

Section 11. All contracts made by the board of sewer 
commissioners shall be made in the name of the district and 
shall be signed by the board, but no contract shall be made 
or obligation incurred by said board for any purpose in 
excess of the amount of money appropriated by the district 
therefor. 

Section 12. Said board may, from time to time, pre- 
scribe rules and regulations for the connection of estates and 
buildings with sewers, and for inspection of the materials, 
the construction, alteration and use of all connections enter- 
ing into such sewers, and may prescribe penalties, not ex- 
ceeding twenty dollars, for each violation of any such rule or 
regulation. Such rules and regulations shall be published 
at least once a week for three successive weeks in some 
newspaper published in the town of Lancaster, if there be 
any, and if not, then in some newspaper published in the 
county of Worcester, and shall not take effect until such 
publications have been made. 

Section 12A. The district may enter into an agreement 
with the metropolitan district commission for the use of the 
sewerage facilities of said commission to receive and treat 
the sewage of the district, and shall pay to said commission 
such proportion of the cost of construction of additional 
works required for the sewage of the district by said com- 
mission and such annual charges for the transportation and 
treatment of sewage as shall be agreed upon by the district 
and said commission. If the district and said commission 
shall be unable to agree as to the proper and just sum or 
sums which shall be paid by the town of Lancaster to said 
commission, either party may petition the supreme judicial 



36 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 44. 

court, which shall appoint three commissioners to deter- 
mine, subject to the approval of the court, such proportion 
of the cost of construction and such annual charges. Such 
proportion of the cost of construction may consist of a sum 
in gross or yearly payments to be made to the said commis- 
sion as said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall de- 
cide. 

Section 13. No act shall be done under authority of the 
preceding sections except in the making of surveys and other 
preliminary investigations, until the plans for said system of 
sewerage and sewage disposal have been approved by the 
state department of public health. Upon application to said 
department for its approval it shall give a hearing, after due 
notice to the public. At such hearing, plans showing the 
work to be done in constructing said system of sewerage 
and sewage disposal shall be submitted for approval by 
said department. 

Section 14. Upon a petition in writing addressed to 
said board of sewer commissioners requesting that certain 
real estate, accurately described therein, located in said 
town and abutting on said district and not otherwise served 
by a suitable means of sewage disposal be included within 
the limits thereof, and signed by the owners of such real 
estate, or a majority thereof, said sewer commissioners shall 
cause a duly warned meeting of the district to be called, at 
which meeting the voters may vote on the question of in- 
cluding said real estate within the district. If a majority of 
the voters present and voting thereon vote in the affirma- 
tive 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 ; 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 15. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by a majority of the voters of said district voting 
thereon at an annual or special meeting within five years of 
its passage. Approved February 13, 1952. 



Chap. 44 An Act relati\t: to the filling of vacancies in the 
offices of medical examiner and associate medical 
examiner. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

EdVaJ^s'i Section 1 of chapter 38 of the General Laws is hereby 

amended. ' amended bj'- adding at the end the following paragraph : — 

Filling of Any vacancy in the office of medical examiner or associate 

me'dicar*"^ mcdical examiner, occurring prior to the expiration of the 

Ms^o^^i^te" '""' ^6rm of such officer, shall be filled by appointment by the 

regulated.' govcmor, with the advice and consent of the council, for a 
full term of seven years. Approved February 13, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 45, 46, 47. 37 



An Act reclassifying members of the fire departments Chap. 45 
IN cities and towns by changing the title of the 

POSITION FROM FIREMAN TO FIRE FIGHTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The director of civil service shall reclassify members of 
fire departments in cities and towns in which the fire service 
is classified under the civil service laws and rules by chang- 
ing the title of the position from fireman to fire fighter. 

All subsequent appointments to such positions in cities 
and towns in which the fire service is classified under the 
civil service laws and rules shall be made under the title of 
fire fighter. Approved February 13, 1952. 



An Act relative to the tenure of office of the pres- CJiav. 46 

ENT collector OF TAXES IN THE TOWN OF SCITUATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The incumbent of the office of collector of 
taxes in the town of Scituate on the effective date of this act 
shall hold ofiice during good behavior unless incapacitated by 
physical or mental disability from performing the duties of 
collector of taxes and until the selectmen shall remove him 
therefrom in accordance with the provisions of chapter 
thirty-one of the General Laws, and the rules made there- 
under, relative to removals from the classified public service. 
Any vacancy in the office of collector of taxes in said town 
while said incumbent is holding office during good behavior 
as provided by this act shall be filled by election by a vote of 
a majority of its selectmen, and said collector of taxes shall 
serve until the next regular town election, at which election 
a collector of taxes shall be elected as provided by law. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the voters of said town at the annual town meeting in the 
current year, or in the year following its enactment 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 Joseph R. Dillon, the present in- 
cumbent of the office of collector of taxes of the town of 
Scituate, be given life tenure?" If a majority of the votes 
in answer to said question is in the affirmative then this act 
shall thereupon take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 13, 1952. 

An Act relative to the tenure of office of the pres- (JJiqj) 47 

ENT collector OF TAXES OF THE TOWN OF NATICK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The incumbent of the office of collector of 
taxes of the town of Natick, on the effective date of this act, 
shall hold office during good behavior unless incapacitated 



38 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 48. 

by physical or mental disability from performing the duties 
of collector of taxes, and until the selectmen shall remove him 
therefrom in accordance with the provisions of chapter 
thirty-one of the General Laws, and the rules made there- 
under, relative to removals from the classified public seivice. 
Any vacancy in the office of collector of taxes in said town 
while said incumbent is holding office during good behavior 
as provided by this act shall be filled by election by vote of 
a majority of its selectmen, and said collector of taxes shall 
serve until the next regular town election, at which election 
a collector of taxes shall be elected as provided by law. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the voters of said town at the annual town meeting in the 
current year, or in the year following its enactment, 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 Clarence C. Eldridge, the pres- 
ent incumbent of the office of collector of taxes of the town 
of Natick, be given life tenure?" If a majority of the votes 
in answer to said question is in the affirmative, then this act 
shall thereupon take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved February IS, 1952. 



Chap. 48 An Act to authorize the placing of the office of chief 

OF POLICE OF THE TOWN OF DEERFIELD UNDER THE CIVIL 
SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of chief of police of the town of 
Deerfield shall become subject to the civil service laws and 
rules relating to police officers in towns, and the tenure of 
office of any incumbent thereof shall be unlimited, subject, 
however, to said laws. The person holding said office shall 
be subjected to a qualifying examination by the division of 
civil service, and if he passes said examination he shall be 
certified for said office and shall be deemed to be permanently 
appointed thereto without being required to serve any pro- 
bationary period. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
said town at the next annual town meeting 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 fifty-two, entitled 'An Act 
to authorize the placing of the office of chief of police of the 
town of Deerfield under the civil service laws', be accepted?" 
If a majority of the votes in answer to said question is in the 
affirmative, then this act shall thereupon take full effect, 
but not otherwise. Approved February 13, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 49, 50. 39 



An Act authorizing the town of wayland to borrow Qfi^jy 49 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing and originally 
equipping and furnishing additions to existing school build- 
ings, the town of Wayland may borrow from time to time, 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, 
such sums as may be necessaiy, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, two hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Wayland School Building Loan, Act of 1952. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and 
such loans shall be paid in not more than twenty years from 
their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be 
in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as herein 
provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws, inclusive of the limitation contained in the first para- 
graph of section seven thereof. 

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

Approved February 15, 1952. 

An Act authorizing the town of mansfield to provide nhfjr) 50 
A scholarship fund for graduates of the high school ^ "• 

OF SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The town of Mansfield is hereby authorized 
to raise and appropriate the sum of three thousand dollars 
to provide a scholarship fund the income of which may be 
used for the higher education of graduates of the high school 
of said town living therein, and said fund shall be dedicated 
as a memorial to veterans of World War IL 

Section 2. Said town is hereby further authorized to 
provide, by vote of the town, for the election by the voters 
or the appointment by its selectmen of a board of trustees, 
consisting of such number of members as the town shall by 
vote determine, to administer said fund, which shall be 
held in the custody of the town treasurer, together with 
any contributions thereto from private sources, which con- 
tributions the town, or said trustees in its behalf, may from 
time to time receive. The town by vote may fix the terms 
of office of said trustees, and make other provisions in respect 
to the administering of said fund not inconsistent with the 
provisions of this act. 

Section 3. Action taken under authority of this act at 
the annual meeting of the town of Mansfield held in the 
current year shall be as effective in all respects as though 
this act had been in full force and effect on the date when 
the warrant for such meeting was posted. 

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

Approved February 15, 1952. 



40 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 51, 52, 53. 

Chap. 51 An Act relative to the number of directors of a 

DOMESTIC MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY WHO SHALL 
BE RESIDENTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Ed.), 175, Section 94 of chapter 175 of the General Laws, as amended, 

amended.' ^^ hereby further amended by striking out the third para- 
graph, as appearing in the Tercentenary Edition, and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following : — 
S^ectorrof"^ A majority of the directors shall always be residents of 

domestic the commonwealth, and, after the first election, the directors 

insurance "^ shall be choseu by and from the policyholders; provided, 
companies. j-j^g^^ jj^ ^g^gg ^f ^ company having outstanding a guaranty 
capital, one third of the directors may be chosen by and 
from the stockholders thereof. No person shall be qualified 
to serve as a director after he ceases to be such a policyholder 
or stockholder, as the case may be. 

Approved February 15, 1952. 

Chap. 52 An Act authorizing the town of stoughton to pay a 

SUM OF MONEY TO CHARLES McNAMARA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral 
obligation, the town of Stoughton is hereby authorized to 
appropriate and pay the sum of nineteen hundred dollars 
to Charles McNamara of said town to compensate him for 
the loss of cattle due to the use by said town of a poisonous 
spray on or about June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and 
fifty. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by a majority vote of the town meeting members 
of said town at a regular or special town meeting called for 
the purpose, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 15, 1952. 

Chap. 53 An Act to authorize an increase in the number of 

trustees of BRADFORD JUNIOR COLLEGE. 

Emergenry Whcrcas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 

pream e. ^^ defeat its pui'pose, which in part is to provide without 
delay for an increase in the number of tru.stees of the corpo- 
ration specified 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 number of trustees of Bradford Junior 
College shall hereafter be limited to twenty-four instead of 
fifteen as now provided by law. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by vote of said corporation, and the filing with the 
state secretary of a certified copy of said vote, but not 
otherwise. Approved February 20, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 54, 55. 41 

An Act relative to the borrowing of money by cities (7/^^^) 54 
and towns for remodeling, reconstructing or mak- ^' 
ing extraordinary repairs to public buildings. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend ^^l^^^{^'^ 
to defeat its purpose, which in part is to authorize the bor- 
rowing of money by cities and towns without delay for the 
purposes specified therein, 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: 

The first paragraph of section 1 of chapter 275 of the acts 
of 1948 is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"year", in line 17, the words: — , exclusive of the value of 
motor vehicles and trailers and the value of ships and ves- 
sels on which a vessel excise tax is based, — so as to read as 
follows: — Subject to the provisions of this act, any city or 
town, by a two thirds vote as defined in section one of chap- 
ter forty-four of the General Laws, and with the approval of 
the emergency finance board established under section one 
of chapter forty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty-three, may borrow inside of its limit of indebtedness 
as prescribed by section ten of said chapter forty-four, for 
remodeling, reconstructing or making extraordinary repairs 
to public buildings owned by the city or town, and may is- 
sue bonds or notes therefor. Each authorized issue shall con- 
stitute a separate loan and such loans shall be paid within 
such period, not more than ten years from their dates, as 
said board shall fix. No loan shall be authorized in any year 
under authority of this act unless a sum equivalent to one 
dollar on each one thousand dollars of the assessed valuation 
of the city or town for the preceding year, exclusive of the 
value of motor vehicles and trailers and the value of ships 
and vessels on which a vessel excise tax is based, has been 
appropriated from available revenue funds or voted to be 
raised by taxation in the year when the loan is authorized. 

Approved February 25, 1952. 

An Act authorizing the town of marblehead to pay Qliar) 55 

AN ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF REUBEN PAINE, A FORMER 
MEMBER OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of promoting the public good, 
and in consideration of the long and eifficient service of Reu- 
ben Paine as a member of the police department of the town 
of Marblehead, said town may appropriate and pay to Edna 
R. Paine, widow of said Reuben Paine, an annuity for life, 
not to exceed one thousand dollars, the same to be paid in 
equal monthly instalments. 

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

Approved February 25, 1952. 



42 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 56, 57. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 44, § 10, 
etc., amended. 



Limit of 
indebtedness 
in cities and 
towns, 
regulated. 



Chap. 56 An Act relative to the limit of indebtedness in cities 

AND towns. 

prTambie^* Wkcreas, There is immediate need for the enlargement of 

the borrowing capacity of cities and towns as provided by 
this act, 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 44 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 10, as most recently amended by chapter 
51 of the acts of 1950, and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 10. Except as otherwise authorized 
by law, a city shall not authorize indebtedness to an amount 
exceeding two and one half per cent, and a town shall not 
authorize indebtedness to an amount exceeding five per cent, 
on the average of the assessors' valuations of the taxable 
property for the three preceding years, the valuations being 
first reduced by the amount of all abatements allowed thereon 
previous to December thirty-first of the preceding year; 
provided, that the value of motor vehicles and trailers 
taxable under chapter sixty A, as determined thereunder, 
shall be used in determining the valuation of taxable property 
for the purposes of this section. With the approval of the 
emergency finance board, established under chapter forty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-three, a city 
may authorize indebtedness in excess of two and one half 
per cent but not in excess of five per cent, and a town may 
authorize indebtedness in excess of five per cent but not 
in excess of ten per cent, on the aforesaid average of the 
assessors' valuations of the taxable property. All authorized 
debts, except those expressly authorized by law to be in- 
curred outside the debt limit, shall be reckoned in determin- 
ing its limit of indebtedness under this section. In de- 
termining the debt limit for Boston hereunder the provisions 
of chapter ninety-three of the acts of eighteen hundred and 
ninety-one and of section one of chapter one hundred and 
ninety-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and three shall 
apply. The members of the emergency finance board, when 
acting under this section, shall receive from the common- 
wealth compensation to the same extent as provided under 
chapter three hundred and sixty-six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and thirty-three, as amended, and chapter seventy- 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-five. 

Approved February 25, 1952. 

Chap. 57 An Act authorizing the town of north attleborough 

TO BORROW MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing and originally 
equipping and furnishing an addition to the existing high 
school and junior high school building, and for the purpose 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 58, 59. 43 

of remodeling, reconstructing and making extraordinarj'- 
repairs to said building, the town of North Attleborough 
may borrow from time to time, within a period of five years 
from the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, six hundred thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words. North Attleborough School 
Loan, Act of 1952. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than 
twenty years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under 
this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, 
except as provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four 
of the General Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained 
in the first paragraph of section seven thereof. 

Section 2. Action may be taken under this act at the 
annual town meeting of said town in the current year, not- 
withstanding that this act may not have been in effect at the 
time the warrant for said meeting was posted and published. 

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

Approved February 25, 1952. 

An Act increasing the amount of money the city of Qhnj) Kg 

LAWRENCE MAY APPROPRIATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE 
DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE OF SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Section 1 of chapter 661 of the acts of 1950 is 
hereby amended by striking out, in line 4, the word "three" 
and inserting in place thereof the word: — five, — and 
by striking out, in line 5, the word "fifteen" and inserting in 
place thereof the word : — fifty, — so that the first sentence 
will read as follows: — Notwithstanding the provisions of any 
general or special law to the contrary, the city of Lawrence 
may appropriate from available funds or otherwise, annually, 
for five years commencing in the current year, a sum not to 
exceed fifty thousand dollars in any one year, for the purpose 
of creating in the department of finance and public affairs 
in said city a committee for industrial development for the 
promotion and development of the industrial resources of 
said city. 

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

Approved February 25, 1952. 

An Act validating the acts and proceedings at an Chav 59 

ADJOURNED SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF THE TOWN OF 
WALPOLE HELD IN THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED AND 
FIFTY-ONE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The acts and proceedings of the town of 
Walpole at the adjourned special town meeting held on the 
tenth day of September in the year nineteen hundred and 



44 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 60, 61, 62. 



fifty-one, and all acts done in pursuance thereof, are hereby 
confirmed and made vahd, notwithstanding the failure to 
give notice of the adjournment as required by the by-laws 
of said town, to the same extent as if the said adjourned 
session had been called, held, conducted and adjourned in 
strict compliance with law. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 25, 1952. 



Chap. 60 An Act relative to the determination of benefits 

PAYABLE UNDER THE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION LAW IN 
THE CASE OF CERTAIN SPECIFIED INJURIES. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 152. 
§ 36, etc., 
amended. 



Specific 
payments for 
certain 
injuries. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 36 of chapter 152 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out paragraphs (h) and (i) , as appearing 
in chapter 519 of the acts of 1949, and inserting in place 
thereof the following two paragraphs: — 

(h) For bodily disfigurement the number of weeks which, 
according to the determination of the industrial accident 
board, reviewing board or single member, is a proper and 
equitable compensation, not to exceed one hundred and 
twenty-five wrecks, which sum shall be payable in addition 
to all other sums under this section wherever the same shall 
be applicable. 

(i) For loss of bodily functions or sense other than hearing 
and sight the number of weeks which, according to the 
determination of said board, reviewing board or single 
member, is a proper and equitable compensation, not to 
exceed one hundred weeks. Approved February 25, 1952. 



Chap. 61 An Act further regulating the erection by cities 

AND TOWNS OF CERTAIN SIGNS ON STATE HIGHWAYS. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 85, 
§ 21A, etc., 
amended. 

Certain signs 
on state 
highways, 
regulated. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chaplier 85 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 21 A, inserted by chapter 618 of the acts 
of 1951, and inserting in place thereof the following sec- 
tion: — Section 21 A. Subject to the provisions of section 
two, cities and towns are hereby authorized to erect and 
maintain on state and town and city highways such warning 
signs, lights or markings as are necessary for the protection 
of school children. Approved February 25, 1952. 



Chap. 62 An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to appro- 
priate MONEY FOR THE SANDING OF PRIVATE WAYS OPEN 
TO PUBLIC USE IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester may appropriate 
money for the sanding of such private ways within its hmits 
and open to public use as may be designated by the city 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 63, 64. 45 

council of said city when such ways are dangerous for travel 
by reason of snow or ice thereon; provided, that for the 
purposes of section twenty-five of chapter eighty-four of the 
General Laws, the sanding of such a way shall not constitute 
a repair of a way. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by vote of the city council of said city, but not 
otherwise. Approved February 25, 1952. 



An Act providing that persons issuing employment Chart 63 

PERMITS SHALL NOT RETAIN CERTAIN CERTIFICATES OR 
RECORDS OF AGE PROVIDED BY ANY CHILD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 87 of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as amended g- l. (Ter. 
by section 10 of chapter 461 of the acts of 1939, is hereby §8"7,'e\t^.' 
further amended by inserting after subsection (4) (e) the ^'"^nded. 
following paragraph : — 

No superintendent of schools, school committee or other Retention of 
person authorized to receive, examine, approve and file such ^rmi't^?^''"*' 
evidence of age, shall retain against the will of such child, regulated. 
his parent or guardian, such evidence of age, for a longer 
time than is reasonably necessary for making a copy, photo- 
stat or reasonable facsimile thereof, which shall be filed in 
place of the original and the original shall be returned to such 
child, his parent or guardian. 

Approved February 25, 1952. 



An Act relative to the tenure of office of the present Phn'n g4 

COLLECTOR OF TAXES OF THE TOWN OF WATERTOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The incumbent of the office of collector of 
taxes in the town of Watertown on the effective date of 
this act shall hold office during good behavior unless in- 
capacitated by physical or mental disability from perform- 
ing the duties of collector of taxes, and until the selectmen 
shall remove him therefrom in accordance with the provi- 
sions of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws, and the rules 
made thereunder, relative to removals from the classified 
public service. Any vacancy in the office of collector of 
taxes in said town while said incumbent is holding office 
during good behavior, as provided by this act, shall be filled 
by election by a vote of a majority of its selectmen, and said 
collector of taxes shall serve until the next regular town 
election, at which election a collector of taxes shall be elected 
as provided by law. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the voters of said town at the annual town meeting in the 
current year, or in the year following its enactment, in the 
form of the following question, which shall be placed upon 



46 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 65, 66. 

the official ballot to be used for the election of town officers 
at said meeting: — "Shall John J. Kennedy, the present 
incumbent of the office of collector of taxes of the town of 
Watertown, be given life tenure?" If a majority of the votes 
in answer to said question is in the affirmative, then this 
act shall thereupon take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 25, 1952. 

Chap. 65 An Act authorizing the city of cambridoe to use 

CERTAIN PARK LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Cambridge is hereby authorized 
to use Dana park, located at Magazine and Lake streets in 
said city, for the erection of a public school building or for 
other school purposes, or for all purposes incidental thereto. 
Said city may acquire by eminent domain, or otherwise, all 
existing rights or interests, if any, in said land belonging to 
the heirs of Edward T. Dana by reason of a deed dated 
December fifth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five and re- 
corded with Middlesex South District Deeds, in book 730, 
page 354. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by the city council of said city, subject to the 
provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 25, 1952. 

Chap. 66 An Act relative to the interim disposition of the 
proceeds from the issue of notes of counties. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L. (Ter Scctiou 37A of chapter 35 of the General Laws, as amended 

f 37A^'etc., by chapter 29 of the acts of 1933, is hereby further amended 
amended. j^y inserting bcfore the last sentence the following sen- 

tence : — A treasurer of a county may invest not more than 
eighty per cent of the proceeds from the issue of notes, ex- 
clusive of temporary notes issued in anticipation of revenue 
or of serial note issues, prior to their application to the pay- 
ment of liabilities incurred for the purposes specified in the 
authorization of the loan, in certificates of deposit in trust 
companies or national banks or in United States treasury 
Disposition of biUs, — SO as to read as follows: — Section 37 A. Counties 
i'ssue'^of^cer-"' shall uot issuc any bonds or notes payable on demand, and 
co^ndes*'^ °f they shall provide for the payment of all debts, except those 
regulated. incurrcd in anticipation of revenue or in anticipation of re- 
imbursement from cities and towns, by such annual payments 
as will extinguish the same at maturity, and so that the first 
of such annual payments on account of any loan shall be 
made not later than one year after the date of the bond or 
note issued therefor, and so that the amount of such annual 
payment in any year on account of such debt, so far as issued, 
shall not be less than the amount of the principal payable in 



Acts, 1952. —Chap. 67. 47 

any subsequent year. The proceeds of any sale of bonds or 
notes, except premiums, shall be used only for the purposes 
specified in the original authorization of the loan; provided, 
that unexpended amounts may be applied to maturing an- 
nual payments of the same loan, and provided, further, that 
so much of such proceeds as has not been so applied at the 
expiration of two years from the completion of the project 
for which the loan was authorized shall become part of the 
next general unappropriated balance established under sec- 
tion twenty-nine or, if such loan was made on behalf of a 
district, shall be applied in reduction of assessments to be 
made upon it by the county. A treasurer of a county may 
invest not more than eighty per cent of the proceeds from 
the issue of notes, exclusive of temporary notes issued in 
anticipation of revenue or of serial note issues, prior to their 
application to the payment of liabilities incurred for the 
purposes specified in the authorization of the loan, in cer- 
tificates of deposit in trust companies or national banks or 
in United States treasury bills. Any premium received upon 
such bonds or notes, less the cost of preparing, issuing and 
marketing them, shall be applied to the payment of the 
principal of the first bond or note to mature. 

Approved February 25, 1952. 

An Act relative to the tenure of office of the present QJiajy q7 

AUDITOR OF THE TOWN OF WATERTOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The incumbent of the office of auditor in the 
town of Watertown on the effective date of this act shall hold 
office during good behavior unless incapacitated by physical 
or mental disability from performing the duties of auditor 
and until the selectmen shall remove him therefrom in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of chapter thirty-one of the 
General Laws, and the rules made thereunder, relative to 
removals from the classified public service. Any vacancy in 
the office of auditor in said town while said incumbent is 
holding office during good behavior, as provided by this act, 
shall be filled by election by a vote of a majority of its select- 
men, and said auditor shall serve until the next regular town 
election, at which election an auditor shall be elected as pro- 
vided by law. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the voters of said town at the annual town meeting in the 
current year, or in the year following its enactment, 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 William W. Norcross, Jr., the 
present incumbent of the office of auditor of the town of 
Watertown, be given life tenure? " If a majority of the votes 
to said question is in the affirmative, then this act shall 
thereupon take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 25, 1952. 



48 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 68, 69, 70. 

Chap. 68 A.N Act relative to the tenure of office of the 

PRESENT TREASURER OF THE TOWN OF WATERTOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The incumbent of the office of treasurer in 
the toAvn of Watertown on the effective date of this act shall 
hold office during good behavior unless incapacitated by 
physical or mental disabiUty from performing the duties of 
treasurer and until the selectmen shall remove him there- 
from in accordance with the provisions of chapter thirty-one 
of the General Laws, and the rules made thereunder, relative 
to removals from the classified public service. Any vacancy 
in the office of treasurer in said to^vn while said incumbent is 
holding office during good behavior, as provided by this act, 
shall be filled by election by a vote of a majority of its select- 
men, and said treasurer shall serve until the next regular 
town election, at which election a treasurer shall be elected 
as provided by law. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the voters of said town at the annual meeting in the cur- 
rent year, or in the year following its enactment, 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 James H. Sheridan, the present in- 
cumbent of the office of treasurer of the town of Watertown, 
be given life tenure?" If a majority of the votes in answer 
to said question is in the aflfirmative, then this act shall 
thereupon take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 25, 1952. 

Chap. 69 An Act relative to the minimum salary for public 

SCHOOL teachers. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

EdVnTio Section 40 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as most 

etc!, 'amended, recently amended by chapter 499 of the acts of 1951, is 

hereby further amended by striking out the first sentence 

and inserting in place thereof the following sentence : — 

^l^^imum The compensation of every teacher employed in any public 

pubiw school day school in the commonwealth, except persons in training 

regukted. ^^^ thosc employed as temporary substitutes, shall be at a 

rate of not less than twenty-three hundred dollars in towns 

of less than two and one half million dollars valuation for the 

fiscal year preceding and in all other towns at a rate of not 

less than twenty-five hundred dollars for the school year in 

that school. Approved February 25, 1952. 

Chap. 70 An Act relative to the membership of the school 

committee of the city of TAUNTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 23 of chapter 448 of the acts of 1909 
is hereby amended by striking out, in line 2, the word "nine" 
and inserting in place thereof the word: — eight, — so as 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 71, 72. 49 

to read as follows : — Section 23. The school committee of 
said city shall consist of the mayor, ex officio, and eight 
members elected as herein provided. Five members shall 
constitute a quorum. No site for a school building shall 
be acquired by said city unless the approval of such site by 
the school committee is first obtained. No plans for the 
construction of, or alterations in, a school building shall be 
accepted, and no work shall be begun on the construction 
or alteration of a school building, unless the approval of the 
school committee therefor is first obtained. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the registered voters of the city of Taunton 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 in said city at said election: — "Shall an act passed 
by the general court in the current year providing for eight 
members of the school committee, instead of nine as at 
present, in addition to the mayor as a member, be accepted? " 
If a majority of the votes in answer to said question is in 
the affirmative, then this act shall take full effect upon the 
expiration of the terms of the present members of the school 
committee. Approved February 25, 1962. 



An Act authorizing the placing of a certain position 
in labor service in the city of worcester under the 

civil service LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The position in the labor service of the city 
of Worcester school department held by William H. Pressey, 
upon the effective date of this act, shall become subject to 
the civil service laws and rules, and the tenure of office of 
said William H. Pressey shall be unlimited, subject, however, 
to said laws; provided, that he passes a qualifying examina- 
tion to which he shall be subjected by the division of civil 
service. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance, during the current year, by vote of the school com- 
mittee of said city, subject to the provisions of its charter, 
but not otherwise. Approved February 26, 1962. 



Chap. 71 



Chap. 72 



An Act relative to the filing of evidence of certain 

births and DEATHS OCCURRING IN ANOTHER STATE OR 
WITHOUT THE UNITED STATES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 46 of the General Laws is hereby amended by in- g. l. (Ter. 
sorting after section lA, inserted by section 1 of chapter 61 f§*iB^andlc 
of the acts of 1939, the following two sections: — Section IB. added. 
Any resident of this commonwealth who is the parent of a ^®be rec'^Jrded 
child born outside the conmion wealth may personally pre- by city and 

town clerks. 



50 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 73. 



Certain deaths 
to be recorded 
by city and 
town clerks. 



sent to the town clerk of the town where such parent was 
domiciled at the time of such birth an original certificate or 
other written evidence of the same, or a duly authenticated 
photostatic copy thereof. The town clerk may file such 
certificate, WTitten evidence or photostatic copy as evidence 
establishing such birth, or may make a copy thereof, w^hich 
he shall attest as a true copy, and w^hich he may then file as 
such evidence. 

If such certificate, written evidence or photostatic copy is 
not, in the opinion of the town clerk, sufficient to establish 
such birth, and he refuses to file the same, a judge of probate 
in the county wherein such town lies may, on petition and 
after a hearing, order him to receive such certificate, written 
evidence or photostatic copy as sufficient evidence to estab- 
lish such birth, whereupon such clerk shall file the same. 

Section IC. The spouse or heirs at law of any resident of 
this commonwealth who dies outside the commonwealth may 
personally present to the towai clerk of the town where such 
person was domiciled at the time of his death an original 
certificate or other written evidence of the same, or a duly 
authenticated photostatic copy thereof. The town clerk may 
file such certificate, written evidence or photostatic copy as 
evidence establishing such death, or may make a copy 
thereof, which he shall attest as a true copy, and which he 
may then file as such evidence. 

If such certificate, written evidence or photostatic copy is 
not, in the opinion of the towni clerk, sufficient to establish 
such death, and he refuses to file the same, a judge of pro- 
bate in the county w^hercin such towai lies may, on petition 
and after a hearing, order him to receive such certificate, 
written evidence or photostatic copy as sufficient evidence 
to establish such death, whereupon such clerk shall file the 
same. Approved Fehruar-y 25, 1952. 



Chap. 73 An Act relative to the organization of the board of 

REGISTRATION IN CHIROPODY (pODIATRy). 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 12A of chapter 13 of the General Law^s, inserted 
by section 1 of chapter 425 of the acts of 1937, is hereby 
amended by striking out the third sentence, — so as to read 
as follow^s: — Section 12 A. There shall be a board of regis- 
tration in chiropody (podiatry), to be appointed by the 
governor, with the advice and consent of the council, in this 
and the two following sections called the board, consisting of 
five members, citizens of the commonwealth, four of whom 
shall have had at least seven years of practice in chiropody 
(podiatry) in this commonwealth. The fifth member shall 
be a registered physician who shall have had at least seven 
years of practice in medicine in this commonwealth. No 
member of the board shall be connected in any w'ay with a 
school of chiropody (podiatry) or be financially interested 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 13, § 12A, 
etc., amended. 



Organization 
of board of 
registration in 
chiropody 
(podiatry), 
regulated. 



Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 74, 75. 51 

in any manufacturing, wholesale or retail business, pertain- 
ing to chiropody (podiatry) in any form whatsoever. As 
the term of a member expires, his successor shall be appointed 
by the governor, with like advice and consent, to serve for 
five years. Approved February 25, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the town of webster to convey fhn^ 74 

TO THE commonwealth FOR ARMORY PURPOSES CERTAIN ^' 

PARK LAND IN SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of selectmen of the town of Web- 
ster, with the approval of the board of park commissioners 
of said town, is hereby authorized to transfer and convey to 
the commonwealth for armory purposes a certain parcel of 
park land, being a portion of Memorial park, situated in said 
town, and bounded and described as follows: — Beginning at 
a stake in the northerly line of Ray street, five hundred and 
thirty-one and ninety-six one hundredths feet easterly of the 
easterly line of Lincoln street; thence northerly at right 
angles to said Ray street and extending north 1° 30' east, a 
distance of five hundred and forty-one and seventy-three one 
hundredths feet to a stake; thence easterly with an interior 
angle of 90** 09', a distance of two hundred feet ; thence south- 
erly with an interior angle of 89° 51', a distance of five hun- 
dred and forty-two and twenty-five one hundredths feet to a 
stake in the northerly line of said Ray street; the last three 
courses being by land of the town of Webster; thence west- 
erly at right angles to the last course, a distance of two hun- 
dred feet by the northerly line of Ray street to the point of 
beginning. Being a portion of the premises conveyed to the 
town of Webster by S. Slater & Sons, Incorporated, by deed 
dated April 21, 1923 and recorded with the Worcester Dis- 
trict Registry of Deeds, Book 2296, Page 138. 

Section 2. The armory commission is hereby authorized 
to accept such land in the name and on behalf of the common- 
wealth, and thereafter said land shall be used for armory pur- 
poses. 

Section 3. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance at the next annual town meeting of said town, but 
not otherwise. Approved February 25, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the city of salem to borrow fhnr) 75 
money for police and fire alarm system purposes. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Salem may, from time to time, 
within a period of three years from the passage of this act, 
for the purpose of extending and improving its police and 
fire alarm system, borrow such sums as may be necessary, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, two hundred thousand dol- 



52 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 76. 

lars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear 
on their face the words Salem Police and Fire Alarm System 
Loan, Act of 1952. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more 
than ten years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred un- 
der this act shall be within the statutory limit, but shall, ex- 
cept as provided herein, be subject to the applicable provi- 
sions of chapter forty-four of the General Laws, inclusive of 
the limitation contained in the first paragraph of section 
seven thereof. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to 
the provisions of its charter, but not othei-wise. 

Approved February 25, 1952. 



Chap. 76 An Act relative to the establishment in the town of 

FRAMINGHAM OF REPRESENTATIVE TOWN GOVERNMENT BY 
LIMITED TOWN MEETINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Section 2 of chapter 143 of the acts of 1949 
is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the word " eight " 
and inserting in place thereof the word: — ten, — so that 
the first sentence will read as follows : — Upon the accept- 
ance of this act by said town, as hereinafter provided, the 
selectmen shall forthwith divide the territory thereof into 
ten voting precincts, each of which shall be plainly desig- 
nated and shall contain approximately an equal number of 
registered voters. 

Section 2. Section 3 of said chapter 143 is hereby 
amended by striking out, in Une 7, the word "twenty-five" 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — twenty, — so as to 
read as follows: — -Section 3. Upon the acceptance of this 
act by the town and after the establishment of precincts as 
provided in section two, the registered voters in every pre- 
cinct, at an election to be held on the first Monday of the 
March following such acceptance, and at elections held on 
the first Monday of March of each second year thereafter, 
shall elect by ballot twenty registered voters resident in the 
precinct, other than persons elected or appointed to some 
other town office, to be members of the representative town 
meeting for a term of two years. The town clerk shall after 
every election of town meeting members, forthwith notify 
each member by mail of his election. 

Section 3. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by a majority of the town meeting members of the 
town of Framingham present and voting thereon at any an- 
nual or special meeting. Said town meeting members shall 
also designate the time when the board of selectmen shall 
reprecinct the town under the provisions of this act. 

Approved February 25, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 77, 78, 79, 80. 53 

An Act relative to records of the suspension by the nfmy 77 

COURTS of the rights OF CERTAIN NON-RESIDENTS TO '^' 

OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 3G of chapter 90 of the General Laws, inserted by g. l. (Xer. 
section 1 of chapter 590 of the acts of 1945, is hereby amended ftti'amend^^' 
by adding at the end the following sentences : — The court suspension of 
shall send a notice of such order and of any modification certam^'opCTa- 
thereof and notice of compliance with such order, each cer- tors of motor 
tified by the clerk of the court, forthwith to the registrar Authorized. 
who shall suspend the right of the defendant or of any one 
employed or authorized by him to operate a motor vehicle 
on his behalf in this commonwealth. The address of the 
defendant shall be given in said notice. The registrar shall 
not restore the rights suspended by order of the court until 
he has received notice from the court of modification of or 
comphance with the order. Approved February 25, 1952. 

An Act relative to the giving of information regard- Qjiar) 78 

ING the count of BALLOTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 14 of chapter 43 of the General Laws, inserted by g. l. (Xer. 
section 15 of chapter 378 of the acts of 1938, is hereby ftl! 'amendll^' 
amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in 
place thereof the following sentence : — No information re- information 
garding the state of the balloting shall be disclosed before the co^'t'^o^^.ai. 
close of the polls. Approved February 25, 1952. lots, reguiat^. 

An Act providing that the selectmen shall be the fhfjjy 70 
commissioners of trust funds in certain towns of ^' 
less than five thousand inhabitants. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 41 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. (Xer. 
inserting after section 45, as appearing in the Tercentenary § 4'5Af i'dd^. 
Edition, the following section: — Section 45A. If a town powers and 
having less than five thousand inhabitants votes to accept duties of 
this section, the board of selectmen of such town shall there- certain towM. 
after have all the powers and duties of commissioners of 
trust funds, as provided in sections forty-five and forty-seven, 
until such time as the number of inhabitants of said town 
shall exceed five thousand. Approved February 25, 1952. 



Chap. 80 



An Act relative to the amount of insurance which 
counties may provide for the protection of their 
employees against liability arising out of their 
operation of county owned vehicles. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 28 of chapter 35 of the General Laws is hereby g. l. (Ter. 
amended by striking out the first sentence, as appearing in ^tc'^'am4nd^' 
section 1 of chapter 158 of the acts of 1945, and inserting in 



54 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 81. 



Insurance 
protection for 
certain county 
employees, 
provided. 



place thereof the following sentence : — The county com- 
missioners shall annually prepare estimates of county 
receipts and expenditures for the ensuing year, in the form 
prescribed by the director of accounts and upon blanks by 
him furnished, including estimates for construction and 
repair of county buildings and for effecting insurance pro- 
viding indemnity for or protection to the officers and em- 
ployees of the county against loss by reason of their liabiUty 
to pay damages to others for bodily injuries, including 
death at any time resulting therefrom, or for damage to 
property, caused by the operation, within the scope of their 
official duties or employment, of motor or other vehicles 
owned by the county, to an amount not exceeding twenty 
thousand dollars on account of injury to or death of one 
person, or not exceeding forty thousand dollars for any one 
accident, and not exceeding ten thousand dollars on account 
of damage to property, or for providing indemnity or pro- 
tection as aforesaid without insurance, with a statement 
of the corresponding appropriations for the preceding year, 
and expenditures for each of the three preceding years, 
explaining any difference between the amount of any such 
estimate and the latest appropriation for the same purpose, 
and citing the laws relating thereto. 

Approved February 25, 1952. 



Chap. 81 An Act authorizing the use by the lynn gas and elec- 
tric COMPANY OF A CERTAIN PART OF THE PUBLIC COMMON 
IN THE CITY OF LYNN FOR THE LOCATION OF A NATURAL 
GAS PIPE LINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn, by its mayor, when so 
authorized b}^ the city council, may grant to the Lynn Gas 
and Electric Company an easement for a natural gas pipe 
line under the pubfic common of said city, beginning at a 
point near the Mall street entrance and extending a distance 
of ten hundred and sixty-one feet, more or less, to a point 
near the Shepard street entrance of said common, with a 
width of sixteen feet, as shown on plan entitled "Plan of 
Proposed Easement to Lynn Gas and Electric Company 
for Natural Gas Pipe Line Under Certain Portion of Public 
Common of Lynn, Dated November 27, 1951". The use 
of the present natural gas pipe line in above-described location 
may be made valid in said grant of easement, notwith- 
standing any informality relative to its construction. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect when, after 
recommendation by the board of park commissioners of 
said city of Lynn, it is accepted by the city council of said 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 25, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 82, 83. 55 

An Act providing for distinctive number plates for Qfiajj 82 

MOTOR VEHICLES OF MEMBERS OF A FOREIGN DIPLOMATIC 
CORPS AND FOREIGN CONSULAR OFFICERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby g. l. (Ter. 
amended by striking out the seventh paragraph, as most etc'., amended, 
recently amended by section 3 of chapter 644 of the acts of 
1949, and inserting in place thereof the following para- 
graph : — 

The registrar shall furnish at his office, without charge, to Distinctive 
every person whose motor vehicle is registered under this ^OT'^ehLiea^of 
chapter, two number plates of suitable design, and to every ^[fjc'^offi^erg 
person whose trailer is so registered, one such number plate, etc., authorized, 
having displayed thereon the register number assigned to 
that vehicle; provided, that number plates assigned to 
ambulances, fire engines and apparatus, police patrol wagons 
and other vehicles used by the police department of any city 
or town or park board solely for the official business of such 
department or board, and pleasure passenger vehicles owned 
by veterans who, according to the records of the United 
States Veterans' Administration, by reason of service in the 
armed forces of the United States have suffered loss, or loss 
of use, of any arm at or above the wrist or of any leg at or 
above the ankle, and to vehicles registered by any member 
of a foreign diplomatic corps or by any foreign consular 
officer who is not a citizen of the United States may be of a 
distinctive type or types. The number plates so furnished 
shall, except as provided by section nine, and except in case 
the registrar for any valid reason extends the time, be valid 
only for the year for which they are issued. If the registrar 
extends the time he may make rules and regulations requiring 
the display of visible evidence upon every motor vehicle that 
it has been registered and that the plates in use thereon are 
valid. Any plate becoming illegible because of construction 
defects shall be replaced by the registrar without cost. 

Approved February 25, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the city of quincy to appropriate QJkij) 83 
and pay a sum of money to the administrator of the 
estate of helena j. moynihan. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

For the purpose of discharging a moral obligation, the 
city of Quincy is hereby authorized to appropriate and to 
pay to Donald K. Mackay as administrator of the estate of 
Helena J. Moynihan, late of said Quincy, the sum of two 
thousand five hundred and three dollars, being the amount 
claimed and received by said city for reimbursement for 
payments made under the old age assistance law to said 
Helena J. Moynihan, and being in excess of the amount 
lawfully due therefor. Approved February 25, 1952. 



56 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 84, 85, 86. 

Chap. 84 An Act relative to benefits payable under the work- 
men's COMPENSATION LAW IN THE CASE OF CERTAIN 
SPECIFIED INJURIES. 

Emergency Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 

pream e. ^^ defeat one of its principal purposes, which is to make its 

provisions effective without delay, therefore it is hereby 

declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the im.mediate 

preservation of the public convenience. 

Re it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Edo.' 152,'^s 36, Section 36 of chapter 152 of the General Laws is hereby 
etc., "amended. ' amended by striking out paragraph (q), as appearing in 
chapter 519 of the acts of 1949, and inserting in place thereof 
the following paragraph : — 
Benefits. (q) If the member, whether leg, foot, arm or hand, is not 

lost by severance, but is so injured as to be permanently 
incapable of use, for the same number of weeks as though 
it were severed; provided, however, that if the loss of use 
is less than total, then for such period of weeks in proportion 
to the period applicable in the event of total loss of use of 
said leg, foot, arm or hand as the functional loss bears to 
the total loss of use of such leg, foot, arm or hand. 

Approved February 27, 1952. 



Chap. 85 An Act changing the date of the biennial municipal 

ELECTIONS IN THE CITY OF MALDEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 155 of the acts of 1933 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 1, as amended by section 1 
of chapter 28 of the acts of 1936, and inserting in place thereof 
the following section : — Section 1 . Beginning with the 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-three, the municipal elections 
in the city of Maiden for the choice of mayor, aldermen, 
common councilmen and members of the school committee 
shall be held biennially on the first Tuesday after the first 
Monday in November in each odd-numbered year. 

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

Approved February 27, 1952. 



Chap. 86 An Act requiring the names and addresses of persons 

DIVORCED TO BE FURNISHED TO THE STATE SECRETARY 
BY CERTAIN CLERKS OF COURT AND REGISTERS OF PROBATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

%L)', 208^5 46 Section 46 of chapter 208 of the General Laws, as appear- 
amended.' ' ing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by in- 
serting after the word "of", in line 4, the words : — the names 
and addresses of the persons divorced, the date and number 
of the decree and of, — and by striking out, in line 11, the 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 87. 57 

words "the preceding section" and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — section forty-five, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 46. The clerks of the courts, the clerk of the superior Returns of 
court for ci\il business in Suffolk county and the registers ditorcl*1o°state 
of probate shall annually, in February, make returns for the secretary, 
last preceding calendar year to the state secretary, upon 
suitable blank forms provided by him, of the names and 
addresses of the persons divorced, the date and number of 
the decree and of the number of libels pending at the begin- 
ning of the year, the number of libels filed within the year, 
the number of divorces granted, the number of divorces 
refused, the number of libels contested, the number of libels 
uncontested, the alleged cause for divorce in each case, the 
sex of the libellant and the length of time the parties have 
been married, and the number of cases in which notice has 
been given to the district attorney for prosecution under 
section forty-five and the crime for which divorce has been 
granted in such cases. Approved February 27, 1952. 



An Act authorizing county officers to deposit money fhnj^ q7 
IN certain banking companies. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 35 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. (Ter. 
striking out section 22, as amended by chapter 153 of the ftl! amended', 
acts of 1948, and inserting in place thereof the follo\\ing sec- 
tion: — Section 22. Except as otherwise provided, county Deposits of 
treasurers, clerks of the courts, clerks of district courts, sher- J^fn coi^ty^'' 
iffs and masters of iails and houses of correction, probation officers, 

rr- • i c ^ 1 i-i i-, <• authorized. 

oincers, registers or probate and insolvency and registers of 
deeds, having more money in their hands than is required 
for immediate use, shall deposit it, in their official names, in 
national banks or trust companies in the commonwealth or 
banking companies doing business in the commonwealth and 
qualified to receive demand deposits under the provisions of 
section six A of chapter one hundred and seventy-two A, at 
the best practicable interest rates. Countj^ treasurers may 
also deposit in time deposits in such national banks, trust 
companies or banking companies and invest in United States 
treasury bills. Interest thereon shall be paid to the county, 
except that interest accruing to deposits by registers of pro- 
bate shall be paid to the commonwealth; provided, that in- 
terest accruing on the deposit as aforesaid of any money paid 
to any official mentioned in this section which is so paid un- 
der order of a court or which is otherwise subject to the di- 
rection of a court shall, if the court so directs, be paid to the 
parties entitled to the principal fund of such deposit. 

Approved February 27, 1952. 



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Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 88, 89, 90. 



Chap. 88 An Act relative to the powers and duties of credit 

COMMITTEES OF CREDIT UNIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 22 of chapter 171 of the General Laws, as appear- 
ing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by add- 
ing at the end the following paragraph : — 

The members of the credit committee may receive reim- 
bursement for actual expenses incurred in the performance 
of their duties as the board may authorize, subject to the 
approval of the membei's at the next annual meeting or at a 
special meeting called for the purpose. 

Approved February 27, 1952. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 171, § 22, 
amended. 



Expenses of 
certain mem- 
bers of credit 
unions, 
regulated. 



Chap. 89 An Act relative to the exclusion of certain pupils 

FROM public schools IF THE REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD 
OF HEALTH SO REQUIRE. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.). 71, § 55, 
etc., amended. 



Temporary 
exclusion of 
certain pupils 
from public 
Bchools, 
regulated. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 55 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as amended 
by section 2 of chapter 265 of the acts of 1938, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "exists", in 
line 8, the words: — if the regulations of the board of health 
require .such exclusion, — so as to read as follows: — Sec- 
tion 55. A child infected, or in a household where a person 
is infected, with a disea.«!e dangerous to the public health as 
defined in accordance with section six of chapter one hundred 
and eleven, or in a household exposed to contagion from any 
such disease in another household, shall not attend any 
public school while he is so infected or remains in a house- 
hold where such infection or exposure exists if the regulations 
of the board of health require such exclusion. A child re- 
turning to school after having been absent on account of 
such infection or exposure shall present a certificate from 
the board of health or its duly appointed agent that the 
danger of conveying such disease by such child has passed; 
provided, that if such a child returns to school without such 
a certificate, after having been absent on account of such 
infection or exposure, he shall immediately be referred to a 
school physician for examination and, if it is found by such 
physician upon such examination that such danger has 
passed, he may remain at school. 

Approved February 27, 1952. 



Chap. 90 An Act relative to sentences to the Massachusetts 

REFORMATORY FOR THE CRIME OF LARCENY. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.). 279. § 33, 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 33 of chapter 279 of the General Laws, as appearing 
in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "larceny", in line 2, the words: — of property 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 91, 92. 59 

of a value exceeding one hundred dollars, — and by inserting 
after the word "offence", in Hne 8, the words: — , including 
larceny of property of a value not exceeding one hundred 
dollars, — so as to read as follows : — Section 33. Whoever sentences to 
is sentenced to the Massachusetts reformatory for larceny of forTaraeny'' 
property of a value exceeding one hundred dollars or for any regulated. ' 
felony may be held therein for not more than five years 
unless sentenced for a longer term, in which case he may be 
held therein for such longer term; if committed to said 
reformatory as a delinquent child he may be held therein 
for not more than two years; if sentenced to said reformatory 
for drunkenness he may be held therein for not more than 
one year; if sentenced to said reformatory for any other 
offence, including larceny of property of a value not exceed- 
ing one hundred dollars, he may be held therein for not 
more than two years. Approved February 27, 1952. 



An Act further regulating personal collateral loans Chap. 91 

BY credit unions. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Paragraph 5 of subdivision (A) of section 24 of chapter 171 g- l. (Ter 
of the Genera,l Laws, as appearing in chapter 117 of the etc!, 'amended.' 
acts of 1951, is hereby amended by striking out, in hne 1, 
the word "three" and inserting in place thereof the word: 
— five, — so as to read as follows: — 

5. To an amount not exceeding five thousand dollars, if Personal 
evidenced by the note of the borrower and with sufficient by credft 
collateral pledged to secure the same made up of bonds or "e^gXted. 
notes of the United States, or of any state or subdivision 
thereof, w^hich are legal investments for savings banks, or 
credit unions, in this commonwealth valued at not more 
than eighty per cent of their market value, or by the assign- 
ment of the pass book of a depositor in a sa\angs bank doing 
business in any of the New England states or in the savings 
department of a trust company or national banking associa- 
tion doing business in this commonwealth, or the pass book 
of a depositor in a co-operative bank incorporated under 
chapter one hundred and seventy, or policies issued by life 
insurance companies authorized to transact business in this 
commonwealth, valued at not more than their cash surrender 
value. Approved February 27, 1952. 



An Act relative to the removal of overhead wires fhn^ oo 

AND construction IN THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD. "' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 4 of chapter 335 of the acts of 1914 is hereby 
amended by striking out, in line 20, the word "thirty" and 
inserting in place thereof the word : — fifty. 

Approved Febi^uary 27, 1952. 



60 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 93, 94, 95. 



Chap. 93 An Act relative to investments of trust companies 

IN REAL ESTATE FOR THE TRANSACTION OF THEIR BUSI- 
NESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Ed.),' ivl^i 41, Section 41 of chapter 172 of the General Laws is hereby 

etc.. amended, amended by striking out the last sentence, as appearing in 

chapter 36 of the acts of 1947, and inserting in place thereof 

oflrult'com- ^^^ following Sentence: — Any sums that may be recovered 

panics in cer- by a trust compauy through the sale or other disposal of real 

reguia^ted^^ ^ ^' estate Or any part thereof held under this section, together 

with such sums as are allowable for ordinary depreciation 

under the provisions of the federal income tax law, and such 

additional sums as are taken on account of depreciation or 

obsolescence, or for other reason, with the consent of the 

commissioner or at his direction, shall be deducted from the 

amount considered to be invested in such real estate. 

Approved February 27, 1952. 



Chap. 94 An Act relative to officers and committees of credit 

UNIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Ed^' 17^5 15 Section 15 of chapter 171 of the General Laws is hereby 

ameAded.' ' amended by striking out the first sentence, as appearing in 

the Tercentenary Edition, and inserting in place thereof the 

Officers and follouing Sentence: — The directors at their first meeting 

committees of p, , , . ,. i n i ^ r ii • i 

credit unions, alter the anuual meeting shall elect irom their own number 
prescribed. g^ president, one or more vice-presidents, a clerk, a treasurer 
and such other officers as may be necessary for the trans- 
action of the business of the credit union, who shall be the 
officers of the corporation, a credit committee of not less than 
three members and an auditing committee of three members, 
all of whom shall hold office until their successors are quali- 
fied unless sooner removed as hereafter provided. 

Approved February 27, 1952. 



Chap. 95 An Act relative to the powers and duties of auditing 

COMMITTEES OF CREDIT UNIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Ed^.' 17U § 17. Section 17 of chapter 171 of the General Laws, as appear- 

amended." ' ing iu the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by add- 

Expenses of ing at the end the following sentence : — The members of 

commft^es of the auditing committee may receive such reimbursement for 

credit unions, actual cxpeuses iucurred in the performance of their duties 

as the board may authorize, subject to the approval of the 

members at the next annual meeting or at a special meeting 

called for the purpose. Approved February 27, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 96, 97, 98. 61 

An Act relative to investments by banking companies. Chav. 96 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Clause Second of section 7 of chapter 172A of the General gj^- ^J^^^ 
Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 35 of the acts of § 7, etc., 
1948, is hereby further amended by inserting before the word *™^'' ^ " 
"of" in lines 2 and 8, in each instance, the words: — and sub- 
division (c) of clause Fifteenth, — so as to read as follows: — 

Second. In any securities authorized as investments for investments 
savings banks by clauses Second to Seventh, inclusive, and comprniMf 
sub-division (c) of clause Fifteenth of section fifty-four of '■egulated. 
chapter one hundred and sixty-eight; provided, that not 
more than twenty per cent of its certificate and other funds 
shall be invested by any such corporation in the classes of 
securities referred to in sub-divisions (c) to (i), inclusive, of 
said clause Second and in said clauses Third to Seventh, 
inclusive, and sub-division (c) of clause Fifteenth of said 
section fifty-four, and provided, further, that not more than 
one per cent of its certificate and other funds shall be in- 
vested by any such corporation in the obfigations of any one 
of the obligors referred to in said sub-divisions and clauses. 

Approved February 27, 1952. 

An Act relative to the record of ownership of the Chav. 97 
capital stock of a banking company by a director 
thereof. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 3 of chapter 172A of the General Laws is hereby g. l. (Ter. 
amended by inserting after the word "therein" in line 22, f 3;^;tcl^'^" 
as appearing in section 5 of chapter 266 of the acts of 1938, amended, 
the words: — , in his own right, — so that the fifth sentence 
will read as follows : — Thereafter all provisions of general ^odf by'^ °^ 
law from time to time appHcable to the increase or the re- directors. 
duction of the capital stock of trust companies shall apply ^^^^^ 
to such corporation, and no person shall be a director of any 
such corporation unless he is a stockholder of record holding 
unpledged shares of stock therein, in his own right, of an 
aggregate value of not less than one thousand dollars, shares 
of stock with par value to be computed for this purpose at 
their par value and shares without par value to be computed 
at the value, at the time of issue, of the cash, property, 
services or expenses for which they were issued, but not in- 
cluding paid-in surplus. Approved February 27, 1952. 

An Act relative to the non-criminal disposition of Chav. 98 

parking violations, so called. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The third paragraph of section 20A of chapter 90 of the Q l. (Ter. 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word f 20A^etc., 
"committed", in line 11, as appearing in section 2 of chap- amended. 
ter 425 of the acts of 1949, the words : — in a particular 
city or town and. Approved February 27, 1952. 



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Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 99, 100. 



Chap. 99 An Act further regulating the sale of coke. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.). 94, 
§ 248, etc., 
amended. 

Penalties 
for certain 
offences. 



Chapter 94 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 248, as most recently amended by chapter 
222 of the acts of 1946, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section : — Section 248. Whoever violates any 
provision of sections two hundred and forty to two hundred 
and forty-seven, inclusive, if no other penalty is provided 
therein, or of a rule or regulation made under section two 
hundred and thirty-nine A, or fails to comply with any re- 
quest for information or direction made under authority of 
sections two hundred and forty, two hundred and forty-one, 
and two hundred and forty-four to two hundred and forty- 
six, inclusive, or gives a false answer to any such request, 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars; 
and whoever is guilty of fraud or deceit as to the weighing, 
selling or delivering of coke, charcoal or coal, or the measur- 
ing, selhng or dehvering of fuel oil or range oil, or whoever, 
by himself, or by his servant, agent or employee, sells or 
deUvers or attempts to sell or deliver coal or coke which is 
short in weight or coal which contains an unrea,sonable 
amount of shale, slate, rock or other foreign substance or 
which produces an excessive amount of non-combustible 
residue, including ash, shall be punished by a fine of not 
more than one thousand dollars or b}'- imprisonment for not 
more than one year, or both. The director of standards and 
necessaries of life and local sealers of weights and measures 
shall cause sections two hundred and forty to two hundred 
and forty-nine, inclusive, and rules and regulations made 
under section two hundred and thirty-nine A, to be enforced. 

Approved February 27, 1952. 



Chap. 100 An Act further defining the term "safety glass' 

UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS. 



G. L. CTer. 
Ed.). 90, 
§ 9A, etc., 
amended. 

"Safety 
glass", 
defined. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 9A, as most recently amended by chap- 
ter 358 of the acts of 1949, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 9 A. No person shall operate 
any motor vehicle, and the owner or custodian of a motor 
vehicle shall not permit the same to be operated with parti- 
tions, doors, windows or windshields of glass unless such 
glass is of a type known as safety glass. The term "safety 
glass", as used herein, shall include any glass designed to 
minimize the likelihood of personal injury from its breaking 
or scattering when broken, and which is of a type complying 
with such minimum standards for construction and per- 
formance as the registrar may prescribe. Tliis section shall 
not apply to motor vehicles manufactured prior to January 
first, nineteen hundred and thirty-six. 

Approved February 27, 1962. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 101, 102. 63 



An Act amending the charter of trinity church in Q]^qj) \{)\ 

THE city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 83 of the acts of 1830 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place 
thereof the following section: — Section 1. The proprietors 
of pews in Trinity Church, in the city of Boston and their 
successors, and such other persons as shall become members 
of the corporation after the manner prescribed in its by-laws, 
are hereby made a corporation by the name Trinity Church 
in the city of Boston and may have, exercise and enjoy all 
the rights and privileges which, as a protestant episcopal 
church, they have heretofore possessed and enjoyed, and to 
which other religious societies are by law entitled; and said 
corporation is empowered to make by-laws, by which the 
government of said society, its forms of proceedings, the 
duties and powers of its officers, the mode of calling meetings, 
and the due management of its concerns, shall be provided 
for and prescribed ; also to adopt, and, from time to time, to 
vary, a common seal; and to commence and prosecute or 
defend any suit or action at law or in equity, necessary or 
proper to be prosecuted or defended, to enforce or protect 
their rights, claims and privileges. Without restricting the 
generality of the foregoing, said corporation may in particular 
grant by its by-laws to such individuals, groups of individuals 
or organizations as may be specified the power to elect to 
membership in the corporation persons other than pro- 
prietors of pews, and said corporation may also determine 
by its b3''-laws the number of persons (other than proprietors 
of pews) to be elected to membership, as well as the terms 
for which and the conditions subject to which members may 
be elected. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
b}^ vote of the proprietors of pews of Trinity Church in the 
city of Boston at any annual or special meeting held before 
January first, nineteen hundred and fifty-three, and the 
filing with the state secretary of a certified copy of said vote, 
but not otherwise. Approved February 27, 1952. 



Chap.102 



An Act further regulating the shutting off of the 
supply of gas or electricity by gas or electric com- 
PANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 124 of chapter 164 of the General Laws, as most g. l. (Ter. 

P^H '^ 1 fid. 

recently amended by section 2 of chapter 376 of the acts of § 124, etc., 
1935, is hereby farther amended by inserting after the amended, 
word "notice", in line 8, the words: — , exclusive of Satur- 
days, Sundays and legal hohdays, — so as to read as follows : 
— Section 124- Except as otherwise provided in section one shutting og 



64 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 103, 104. 



gas or 
electricity 
by utility 
oompaniee, 
regulated. 



hundred and twenty-four A, a gas or electric company may 
stop gas or electricity from entering the premises of any 
person faiUng to pay the amount due therefor or for the use 
of the meter or other article hired by him from such com- 
pany; and, for such purpose, the officers, servants or work- 
men thereof may, after thirty-six hours' notice, exclusive of 
Saturdays, Sundaj^s and legal holidays, enter his premises 
between the hours of eight in the forenoon and four in the 
afternoon and separate and take away such meter or other 
property of the company, and maj^ disconnect any meter, 
pipe, wires, fittings or other works, whether they are property 
of the company or not, from its mains, pipes or wires. 

Approved February 27, 1952. 



Chap .103 An Act to require persons in the business of con- 
ducting AUCTIONS OF SECOND HAND MOTOR VEHICLES TO 
BE LICENSED THEREFOR. » 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 57 of chapter 140 of the General 
Laws, as appearing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby 
amended by adding at the end the foUomng sentence : — 
This section shall apply to any person engaged in the busi- 
ness of conducting auctions for the sale of motor veliicles. 

Section 2. Section 58 of said chapter 140, as so appear- 
ing, is hereby amended by striking out the paragraph entitled 
"Class 2" and inserting in place thereof the following: — 

Class 2. Any person whose principal business is the 
bujdng or selling of second hand motor vehicles may be 
granted a used car dealer's license. 

Approved February 27, 1952. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.). 140, 5 57, 
amended. 



License, when 
required. 

G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.). 140, § 58, 
amended. 



Classes of 
licenses. 



Chap. 104^ An Act relative to the annual observance of civil 

RIGHTS WEEK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

EdV'e^neW Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 

§ 12P. added. Inserting after section 120, inserted by chapter 263 of the 

Annual observ- acts of 1949, the followiug scctiou: — Section 12P. The 

T^ghuwZk. governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart 

the week of December eighth through December fifteenth 

as civil rights week, and recommending that it be observed 

by the people with appropriate exercises in the schools and 

otherwise, for the protection and implementation of these 

four basic rights: — (1) the right to safety and security 

of person; (2) the right of citizenship and its privileges; 

(3) the right to freedom of conscience and expression; 

(4) the right to equality of opportunity; which have been 
the core of our democratic philosophy of government. 

Approved February 27, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 105, 106. 65 



An Act relative to loans by credit unions secured by Qfidj) \Q^ 

MORTGAGES OF REAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Subdivision (B) of section 24 of chapter 171 Ed^m"* 
of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chap- §24.' etc* 
ter 178 of the acts of 1947, is hereby further amended by ^'^^''^^■ 
striking out paragraph 3 and inserting in place thereof the 
folio wng paragraph: — 

3. In first mortgages of real estate not exceeding eighty Certain loans 
per cent of the value of the premises to be mortgaged, may unions^'* 
be made for a period of not more than twenty years from regulated, 
the date of the note; provided, that the terms of the note 
shall require fixed monthly payments, in the same amount 
during the term of the loan, except that the fixed monthly 
payments for the first five years or any part thereof may be 
required for a larger amount than for the remaining term, 
which payments shall be first applied to interest and the 
balance theieafter remaining applied to principal. Interest 
upon each loan shall be computed monthly on the unpaid 
balance thereof. Any mortgage taken under this sub- 
section shall contain a provision requiring the payment 
each month of a proportionate part of the estimated real 
estate taxes and betterment assessments. Nothing con- 
tained herein shall prohibit a credit union from accepting 
additional payments on the principal at any time. 

Section 2. Said subdivision (B) of said section 24 of Q^^. (Ter. 
said chapter 171, as so amended, is hereby further amended §24.' etc* 
by striking out paragi-aph 4. ImSded. 

Approved February 27, 1952. 



An Act placing the office of assistant director of 

veterans' benefits of the city of LYNN UNDER THE 
CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of assistant director of veterans' 
benefits of the city of Lynn shall, upon the effective date of 
this act, become subject to the civil service laws and rules, 
and the tenure of office of any incumbent thereof shall be 
unHmited, subject, however, to said laws. The incumbent 
of said office on said effective date shall be subjected to a 
quahfying examination by the division of civdl service, and 
if he passes said examination he shall be certified for said 
office and shall be deemed to be permanently appointed 
thereto without being required to serve any probationary 
period. 

Section 2. This act shall, take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to 
the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 27, 1952. 



Chap.im 



66 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 107, 108. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 94. 
§ 303F, etc., 
amended. 

Delivery of 
fuel oils, 
regulated. 



Chap. 107 An Act regulating the delivery of fuel oils. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 303F of chapter 94 of the General Laws, inserted 
by chapter 95 of the acts of 1935, is hereby amended by in- 
serting after the word "sells", in line 1, the words: — or de- 
livers, — so as to read as follows : — Section S03F. Who- 
ever sells or delivers fuel oil in quantities of ten gallons or 
over for heating or cooking purposes shall cause a certificate 
or memorandum to be issued and delivered to the purchaser 
or his agent at the time of delivery of such oil. Such certifi- 
cate or memorandum shall include the names and addresses 
of the seller and of the purchaser, and a statement of the 
quantity of oil delivered, in terms of gallons and fractions 
thereof, if any. Whoever violates any provision of this sec- 
tion shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars. 

Approved February 27, 1952. 

Chap. lOS An Act relative to the withdrawal of towns from 

SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENCY UNIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 61, as amended by section 1 of chapter 
643 of the acts of 1951, and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 61. The school committees of two or 
more towns, each having a valuation less than two million 
five hundred thousand dollars, and having an aggregate 
maximum of seventy-five, and an aggregate minimum of 
twenty-five, schools, and the committees of four or more 
such towns, having said maximum but irrespective of said 
minimum, shall form a union for employing a superintendent 
of schools. A town whose valuation exceeds said amount, 
may participate in such a union but otherwise subject to 
this section. Such a union shall not be dissolved except by 
vote of the school committees representing a majority of the 
participating towns ^^ith the consent of the department, nor 
by reason of any change in valuation or the number of schools, 
except that any town with a valuation of over two million 
dollars may withdraw from such a union if a majority of the 
voters of the town voting on the question of such with- 
drawal at an annual town meeting vote in favor thereof; and 
except, further, that any town with a valuation of over two 
million dollars which has adopted a form of representative 
town meeting government under general or special law may 
withdraw from such a union if a majority of the voters of 
the town voting thereon vote in the affirmative in answer to 
the question of such withdrawal which shall be placed upon 
the official ballot to be used for the election of town officers 
at an annual town meeting in the following form: — "Shall 
the town of withdraw from the school superin- 

tendency union comprising said town and the town(s) of 
and ?" Approved February 28, 1952. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 71. 
§ 61, etc.. 
amended. 

Withdrawal 
of towns 
from school 
superintend- 
ency uniona, 
regulated. 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 109. 67 

An Act relative to the membership of the board of (JJiq^oj IQQ 

ZONING adjustment OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 20 of chapter 488 of the acts of 1924, 
as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 328 of 
the acts of 1950, is hereby further amended by striking out 
the first four sentences and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — There shall be in the city of Boston a board, 
known as the Board of Zoning Adjustment, consisting of 
the chairman of the city planning board, ex officio, and 
eleven other members, and eleven alternates, appointed by 
the mayor as follows : — one member from two candidates, 
and one alternate from two other candidates, nominated by 
the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, one member * 

from two candidates, and one alternate from two other 
candidates, nominated by the Boston Central Labor Union, 
one member from two candidates, and one alternate from 
two other candidates, nominated by the Boston Chamber 
of Commerce, one member from two candidates, and one 
alternate from two other candidates, nominated by the 
Boston Real Estate Board, one member from two candidates, 
and one alternate from two other candidates, nominated by 
the Massachusetts Real Estate Association, one member 
from two candidates, and one alternate from two other 
candidates, nominated, both in the case of the member and 
in the case of the alternate, one by the Boston Society of 
Architects and one by the Boston Society of Landscape 
Architects, one member from two candidates, and one 
alternate from two other candidates, nominated by the 
Boston Society of Civil Engineers, one member from two 
candidates, and one alternate from two other candidates, 
nominated by the Master Builders' Association of Boston, 
one member from two candidates, and one alternate from 
two other candidates, nominated by the Massachusetts 
Motor Truck Association, Inc., one member from two 
candidates, and one alternate from two other candidates, 
nominated by the United Improvement Association, and 
one member, and one alternate, selected at large by the 
mayor. All appointive members, and all alternates, shall 
be residents of or engaged in business in Boston. As the 
term of any appointive member expires, his successor shall 
be appointed in like manner as such member for a term of 
five years. Any vacancy in the office of an appointive 
member shall be filled in the same manner for the unexpired 
term. As the term of any alternate expires, his successor 
shall be appointed in like manner as such alternate. Any 
vacancy in the office of an alternate shall be filled in the 
same manner. Every person appointed an alternate shall 
be so appointed that his term will expire at the same time as 
the term of the incumbent member appointed in the same 
manner as such alternate. Whenever there is a vacancy in 
the office of an appointive member, or whenever an ap- 



68 Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 110, 111. 

pointive member is absent or unable from any cause to 
perform his duties, the alternate appointed in the same 
manner as such member shall exercise the powers and 
perform the duties of such member; but an alternate shall 
not otherwise be deemed to be, or act as, a member of the 
board. 

Section 2. The tenures of the appointive members of 
the board of zoning adjustment of the city of Boston in 
office when this act takes effect shall not be affected thereby ; 
but they shall serve according to the provisions of their 
respective appointments. 

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

Approved February 28, 1952. 

Chap. 110 An Act authorizing st. luke's hospital of new Bedford 

TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
nine of chapter one hundred and eighty of the General Laws, 
St. Luke's Hospital of New Bedford, incorporated under the 
General Laws, is hereby authorized to hold, for the purposes 
for which it was incorporated, real and personal estate to an 
amount not exceeding twenty-five million dollars in value, in- 
cluding the amount which it is already authorized by law to 
hold. 

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

Approved February 28, 1952. 

Chap. Ill An Act providing for control over municipal public 

PARKING places BY THE TRAFFIC COMMISSION OF THE 
CITY OF MALDEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 3 of chapter 67 of the acts of 1947 is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "streets", in 
line 7, the words: — , municipal public parking places, — 
so that the first sentence will read as follows : — The com- 
mission shall have exclusive authority, except as otherwise 
herein provided, to adopt, amend, alter and repeal rules and 
regulations, not inconsistent with general law as modified by 
this act, relative to vehicular street traffic in the city, and to 
the movement, stopping or standing of vehicles on, and their 
exclusion from, all or any streets, municipal public parking 
places, ways, highways, roads and parkways, under the con- 
trol of the city, including rules and regulations designating 
any way or part thereof under said control as a through way 
under and subject to the provisions of section nine of chap- 
ter eighty-nine of the General Laws, and may prescribe 
penalties not exceeding fifty dollars for the violation of any 
rule or regulation adopted hereunder. 

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

Approved February 28, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 112, 113. 69 



An Act relative to expenditures of fees collected QJiq^jj \\2 

BY inspectors OF BUILDINGS AND BOARDS OF HEALTH 
IN CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to Emergency 
defeat its purpose, which is to make its provisions relative to p""*^^"^^ ®- 
expenditures of certain fees collected in cities and towns 
effective without delay, 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 142 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. (jer 
striking out section 15, as appearing in the Tercentenary amended.' 
Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following sec- 
tion: — Section 16. Inspectors of buildings and boards of ^porfi 
health shall annually, before June first, make a detailed re- required, 
port to their respective cities or towns of all their proceedings 
under sections one to sixteen, inclusive, during the preceding 
year. Approved February 28, 1952. 



An Act relative to certain lines, poles and other Qhav.W^ 

EQUIPMENT OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS ELECTRIC COM- 
PANY AND NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH 
COMPANY IN THE TOWN OF BLANDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All lines for the transmission of electricity 
for light, heat or power heretofore erected or acquired by 
Western Massachusetts Electric Company, and all lines 
heretofore erected or acquired by New England Telephone 
and Telegraph Company for the transmission of intelligence 
by electricity or by telephone, upon, along, under or over 
the public ways and places of the town of Blandford, and the 
poles, piers, abutments, conduits, manholes and other fix- 
tures necessary to sustain, protect or operate the wires and 
cables of said lines and actually in place on the effective date 
of this act, are hereby made lawful, notwithstanding the lack 
of any valid locations therefor, or any informality in the pro- 
ceedings relative to their location and erection; provided, 
that the validation aforesaid shall not be effective as to the 
lines, structures or fixtures aforesaid of either or both of said 
companies in said town unless the company or companies 
owning the same shall have filed with the clerk of said town 
not later than December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-two, a map or maps showing the location and nature of 
said lines, structures and fixtures in said town, such map or 
maps so filed to be recorded and kept with the records of 
original locations for poles and wires in said town. 

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

Approved February 28, 1952. 



70 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 114, 115. 

Chap. 114: An Act relative to the salaries of the justices, clerk, 

AND assistant CLERKS OF THE MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE 
ROXBURY DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 3B of chapter 768 of the acts of 1951 
is hereby amended by adding at the end the following sen- 
tence: — This section shall not apply to the offices of the 
clerk and the assistant clerks of the municipal court of the 
Roxbury district nor to the office of the justice of said court 
estabhshed by chapter seven hundred and sixty-two of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-one. 

Section 2. Said chapter 768 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 4 and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 4- The provisions of this act 
relating to the clerk and the assistant clerks of the municipal 
court of the Roxbury district and the provisions thereof 
relating to the office of justice of said court established by 
chapter seven hundred and sixty-two of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-one shall take effect as of the time of 
taking effect of chapter seven hundred and sixty-two of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-one. The other provisions 
of this act shall take effect as of September first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-one. 

Section 3. Chapter 762 of the acts of 1951 is hereby 
amended by inserting after section 4 the following section : — 
Section J^A. Notwithstanding any provisions of this act to 
the contrary, the provisions of sections seventy-seven A and 
seventy-eight of chapter two hundred and eighteen of the 
General Laws in effect immediately prior to the effective 
date of this act shall remain in effect and apply to appoint- 
ments to the office of justice of the municipal court of the 
Roxbury district referred to therein which are made on and 
after said effective date. 

Section 4. Sections one and two of this act shall take 
effect as of the time of taking effect of chapter seven hundred 
and sixty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-one; 
and section three of this act shall take effect as of the time 
of taking effect of chapter seven hundred and sixty-two of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-one. 

Approved February 28, 1952. 

Chap. 115 An Act authorizing cities and towns to provide head- 
quarters FOR LOCAL POSTS OF THE LITHUANIAN WAR 
VETERANS ORGANIZATION, INC. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Edo.io.l's, Section 9 of chapter 40 of the General Laws is hereby 

etc!, 'amended, amended by inserting after the words " Polish- American 

Veterans, Inc.", inserted by chapter 303 of the acts of 1950, 

the words: — and for a post of the Lithuanian War Veterans 

Organization, Inc. Approved February 28, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 116, 117. 71 



An Act authorizing annual payments by the city of (Jhn^ \\a 

BOSTON TO THE PROPRIETORS OF THE SOCIAL LAW ^ 

LIBRARY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The treasurer of the city of Boston shall in each year, 
without further authority than that contained in this act, 
pay to The Proprietors of the Social Law Library such sum 
or sums as the city council of said city, with the approval of 
the mayor, may in such year appropriate therefor. All 
sums so paid shall be applied by The Proprietors of the Social 
Law Library to the purchase of books and the maintenance 
of said library. Approved February 28 ^ 1952. 



An Act increasing the penalty for the illegal prac- nh„j^ 117 

TICE OF dentistry. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 112 of the General Laws is hereby amended by o. l. (Ter. 
striking out section 52, as amended by chapter 123 of the ^tllam^ded^' 
acts of 1948, and inserting in place thereof the following 
section : — Section 52. Any person who falsely asserts that Penalties for 
he has a certificate granted by the board, or who, having of^lenS'^y'''^ 
such certificate or a duplicate thereof, fails to exhibit the 
same as required by section forty-five, or who falsely and 
with intent to deceive claims to be a graduate of any college 
granting degrees in dentistry, or who, except as permitted 
by section fifty-three, directly or indirectly practices or 
attempts to practice dentistry or dental hygiene without 
being registered under sections forty-five to fifty-one, in- 
clusive, or corresponding provisions of earlier laws, or any 
registered dentist or incorporated dental company who em- 
ploys or permits a person to practice dentistry unless such 
person is registered and exhibits his name and certificate as 
provided in sections forty-four and forty-five, or any person 
who violates any provision of sections forty-three to fifty- 
three, inclusive, for which no other penalty is provided, shall, 
except as provided in section sixty-five, be punished for the 
first offence by a fine of not less than three hundred dollars 
or by imprisonment for six months, or both; and for a 
subsequent offence by a fine of not less than one thousand 
dollars or by imprisonment for six months, or both ; and any 
registered dentist who fails to exhibit his full name, as re- 
quired by section forty-four, shall be punished by a fine of 
not more than fifty dollars; provided, that any corporation 
violating any provision of sections forty-three to fifty-three, 
inclusive, shall be punished by the fine herein provided for 
such violation, and its officers, owners or managers con- 
cerned in the violation shall be punished by the fine or 
imprisonment herein provided for such violation, or both. 

Approved February 28, 1952 



72 Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 118, 119, 120. 

Chap. 118 An Act allowing the granting of awards to munici- 
pal EMPLOYEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Edo'io.ls. Section 5 of chapter 40 of the General Laws is hereby 
etc!, 'amended, amended by inserting after clause (42), inserted by chapter 

113 of the acts of 1951, the following clause: — 
awa^di'^to"^ ('^^) ^^^ ^^^ granting of monthly cash awards to munici- 

oertain mu- pal employees who, in the judgment of a committee to be 
pioye^r™ appointed by the mayor, or in cities governed by the Plan E 
authorized. form of charter the city manager, or in towns by the chair- 
man of the board of selectmen, submit the most valuable 
suggestions for improving the service of the municipality, a 
sum not exceeding, in any one year, one one-thousandth of 
one per cent of the assessed valuation of the preceding year, 
but in no event more than one thousand dollars. 

Approved February 28, 1952. 

Chap. 11^ An Act authorizing the commissioner or labor and 

INDUSTRIES TO SUSPEND THE APPLICATION OF CERTAIN 
LABOR LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloxos: 

The commissioner of labor and industries is hereby au- 
thorized, in conformity with Article XX of Part the First 
of the Constitution of the Commonwealth, to suspend until 
July first, nineteen hundred and fifty-three, the application 
or operation of any provision of chapter one hundred and 
forty-nine of the General Laws or of any rule or regulation 
made thereunder, regulating, limiting or prohibiting the 
employment of women or minors, or both. The commis- 
sioner shall exercise this authority when he finds, after 
opportunity has been given to interested parties to be heard, 
that an emergency exists or that conditions of hardship in 
an industry, branch of an industry, or individual establish- 
ment require or justify the suspension of any provision of 
such laws, rules or regulations. Suspensions issued by the 
commissioner shall prescribe, and may be either granted 
or limited to, one or more particular departments, opera- 
tions or occupations within an establishment, or a particular 
industry or branch of an industry. The commissioner shall 
appoint industry advisory committees, on which employers 
and employees shall be equally represented, to consult and 
advise with him in matters relating to the suspensions au- 
thorized by this act. Approved February 28, 1952. 

Chap. 120 An Act relative to the admissibility in evidence of 

BUSINESS AND PUBLIC RECORDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L. (Ter. Chapter 233 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 

Mw'l^79E. inserting after section 79D, inserted by chapter 240 of the 
added. g^ts of 1949, the following section: — Section 79E. If any 



Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 121, 122. 73 

business, institution, member of a profession or calling, or Admissibility 
any department or agency of government, in the regular J," clrtai^^ 
course of business or activity, has kept or recorded any records. 

, ... , ■ , 1 L- 1 • regulated. 

memorandum, wntmg entry, prmt, representation or combi- 
nation thereof, of any act, transaction, occurrence or event, 
and in the regular course of business has caused any or all 
of the same to be recorded, copied or reproduced by any 
photographic, photostatic, microfilm, microcard, miniature 
photographic, or other process which accurately reproduces 
or forms a durable medium for so reproducing the original, 
the original may be destroyed in the regular course of busi- 
ness unless held in a custodial or fiduciary capacity or unless 
its preservation is required by law. Such reproduction, 
when satisfactorily identified, shall, in the discretion of the 
court or administrative body, be as admissible in evidence 
as the original itself in any judicial or administrative pro- 
ceeding, even though the original is in existence, and an 
enlargement or facsimile of such reproduction shall be hke- 
wise admissible in evidence if the original reproduction is in 
existence and available for inspection under direction of the 
court. The introduction of a reproduced record, enlarge- 
ment or facsimile shall not preclude admission of the original. 

Approved February 28 y 1952. 

An Act to make the so-called "Massachusetts lug" a Chav.V2\ 

LEGAL HALF-BUSHEL CONTAINER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 99A of chapter 94 of the General Laws, as amended Ed^.'gJ,^' 
by section 9 of chapter 261 of the acts of 1939, is hereby fur- § sqa. etc., 
ther amended by inserting after the fourth sentence the fol- *™^°'^®^- 
lowing sentence : — The Massachusetts lug for tomatoes sold getts Lug*^"' 
at wholesale or retail shall contain one thousand seventy- defined, 
eight and forty-three one hundredths cubic inches and shall 
be of the following dimensions by inside measurements: 
seventeen and one half inches in length by eight and one 
half inches in width by seven and one quarter inches in depth. 

Approved February 28, 1952. 

An Act placing the office of the medical examiner of Qfiaxf 122 

THE police department OF THE CITY OF BOSTON UNDER 
THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The ofiice of the medical examiner of the 
police department of the city of Boston shall, upon the 
effective date of this act, become subject to the civil service 
laws and rules, and the tenure of ofiice of any incumbent of 
said office shall be unlimited, subject, however, to said laws 
and rules. The incumbent of said office on said effective date 
shall be subjected by the division of civil service to a quali- 
fying examination, and upon passing said examination he 



74 



Acts, 1952.— Chaps. 123, 124. 



shall be certified for said office and shall be deemed to be 
permanently appointed thereto without serving any pro- 
bationary period. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by the city council of the city of Boston, subject to 
the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 28, 1952. 



Chap. 12d -^N -^C'^ AUTHORIZING CITIES AND TOWNS TO BORROW MONEY 
FOR THE PURPOSE OF LINING WATER MAINS. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 44, § 8, 
etc., amended. 



Municipal 
borrowing for 
water mains, 
etc. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 44. § 8, 
amended. 



Same 
subject. 



Effective date. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Clause (5) of section 8 of chapter 44 of the 
General Laws, as amended by chapter 83 of the acts of 1941, 
is hereby further amended by inserting after the word "diam- 
eter", in line 2, the words: — , and for lining such mains with 
linings of not less than one sixteenth of an inch, — so as to 
read as follows: — 

(5) For laying and relaying water mains of not less than 
six inches but less than sixteen inches in diameter, and for 
lining such mains with linings of not less than one sixteenth 
of an inch, and for the development of additional well fields, 
including wells, pipes, and original pumping station equip- 
ment, fifteen years. 

Section 2. Clause (6) of said section 8 of said chapter 
44, as appearing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "diameter", in line 2, 
the words : — , and for lining such mains with linings of 
not less than one sixteenth of an inch, — so as to read as 
follows : — 

(6) For constructing and laying aqueducts and water 
mains of sixteen inches or more in diameter, and for lining 
such mains with linings of not less than one sixteenth of an 
inch, twenty-five years. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect as of January first 
in the current year. Approved February 29, 1952. 



Chap. 124: An Act relative to expenditures by the town of 

BOURNE FOR MUNICIPAL ADVERTISING PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Bourne may annually appro- 
priate a sum, not exceeding three thousand dollars, for the 
purpose of advertising the advantages of the town, with 
special reference to its facilities for summer vacation, recrea- 
tion, seashore, residential and small manufacturing purposes. 
The money so appropriated shall be expended under the di- 
rection of the selectmen. 

Section lA. Chapter 164 of the acts of 1937 is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by said town after its passage. 

Approved February 29, 1962. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 125, 126, 127. 75 



An Act relative to service of process upon the exec- Qjidj) \2b 

UTOR or administrator OF A DECEASED NON-RESIDENT 
operator OF A MOTOR VEHICLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 3A of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appear- g. l. (Ter. 
ing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by in- amended, 
serting after the word "him", in hne 9, the words: — or 
against his executor or administrator. 

Approved February 29, 1952. 



An Act relative to the operation of trackless Chap. 12Q 

TROLLEYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby amended by in- g. l. (Ter. 
serting after section 10 the following section: — Section 10 A. ftoA? added. 
No person shall operate a vehicle operated by the system Operation of 
known as trolleymotor or trackless trolley under chapter troUeyT 
one hundred and sixty-three, or under section ten of chap- regulated. 
ter five hundred and forty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and forty-seven, unless he is also licensed to operate motor 
vehicles. In the operation of vehicles operated by the sys- 
tem known as trolleymotor or trackless trolley, the operator 
shall obey all provisions of law, ordinances, by-laws, rules 
and regulations pertaining to the operation of motor vehicles 
not inconsistent with the construction or source of power of 
said trolleymotor or trackless trolley vehicles or specific 
provisions of law, ordinances, by-laws, or rules and regula- 
tions relating to the operation of said trolleymotor or track- 
less trolley vehicles. Nothing in this section shall be con- 
strued to include vehicles operated by the system known as 
trolleymotor or trackless trolley within the definition of 
"motor vehicles" as contained in section one of this chapter. 
For violation of this section, however, the registrar may take 
such action upon the motor vehicle license of the operator 
as he is authorized to take for violations committed in the 
operation of motor vehicles. Approved February 29, 1952. 

An Act authorizing the town of southborough to es- Qhn'r) 1 27 

TABLISH A BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS EXERCISING THE ^' 

POWERS OF CERTAIN OTHER BOARDS, DEPARTMENTS AND 
OFFICES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L There shall be established in the town of 
Southborough a board of public works, hereinafter called 
the board, to consist of three members. The initial members 
thereof shall be elected at the annual town meeting next 
following the date on which this act shall become fully 
effective, as follows: — one to serve for one year, one for 



76 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 127. 

two years, and one for three years from the date of said an- 
nual town meeting; and thereafter when the term of any 
member expires, his successor shall be elected to serve for 
three years. In all cases, the members shall serve until their 
successors are elected and quahfied. Upon the date when 
this act shall become fully effective as provided in section 
four and pending the election of the initial members of the 
board, the board of selectmen shall act as such board of 
public works with all the powers, rights and duties provided 
in section two. The members of the board of pubUc works 
shall forthwith after each annual town election, elect one of 
their members to act as chairman to serve until the next 
annual town election. Vacancies in the board shall be filled 
for the unexpired term by a joint meeting of the board of 
selectmen and the then remaining members of the board of 
pubUc works. No person shall serve on the board who holds 
another elective or appointive office in the town. The mem- 
bers of the board shall receive such compensation for their 
services as the town may determine. 

Section 2. Upon the date when this act becomes fully 
effective the board shall have the powers, rights and duties 
now or from time to time vested by general or special law in 
the following boards, departments and offices in said town, 
to wit: water commissioners, highway department, includ- 
ing the superintendent of streets, cemetery commissioners, 
park department, moth department, and tree warden, and 
such boards, departments and offices shall thereupon be 
aboUshed. In addition, the board is hereby authorized to 
and shall assume all powers, rights, duties and liabilities with 
respect to the collection and disposal of garbage in said town. 
No contracts or liabihties in force on the date when this act 
becomes fully effective shall be affected, but the board shall 
in all respects be the lawful successor of the boards, depart- 
ments and offices so abolished. 

Section 3. The board shall appoint a superintendent of 
public works and fix his compensation. He shall be a com- 
petent civil engineer, being especially fitted by training and 
experience to perform the duties of said office. He may or 
may not be a resident of the town. The board of selectmen 
acting as a board of public works as provided in section one, 
may appoint and remove a temporary superintendent of 
public works to serve until the election of the board of public 
works and may fix his compensation. The appointment of 
such temporary superintendent shall in no way be binding 
on the board of public works. The temporary superintendent 
so appointed need not possess the qualifications required 
hereunder in case of the appointment of a superintendent by 
the board of public works. The superintendent shall exer- 
cise and perform under the supervision and direction of the 
board, such of the powers, rights and duties transferred to it 
under section two as it may from time to time designate. 
The superintendent shall be responsible for the efficient 
exercise and performance of such powers, rights and duties. 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 127. 77 

The board by a majority vote may at any time remove the 
superintendent for cause after a hearing or an opportunity 
therefor, provided a written statement setting forth specific 
reasons for such removal is filed with the town clerk and a 
copy thereof delivered to or sent by registered mail to said 
superintendent at least five days before the date of said 
proposed hearing. The action of the board shall be final. 
No member of the board shall be eligible for appointment as 
such superintendent of public works. During his tenure, 
the superintendent shall hold no elective or other appointive 
office, nor shall he be engaged in any other business or occu- 
pation. The superintendent shall, subject to the approval 
of the board, appoint such assistants, agents and employees 
as the exercise and performance of his powers, rights and 
duties may require and may remove them, subject to the 
approval of the board. He shall keep full and complete 
records of the doings of his office and render to the board as 
often as it 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 board, he shall 
make a synopsis of such reports for publication, including an 
annual report for publication in the town report. He shall 
keep the board fully advised as to the needs of the town with- 
in the scope of his duties, and shall annually furnish to the 
board not later than the first day of December of each year 
a carefully prepared and detailed estimate in writing of the 
appropriation required during the next succeeding fiscal 
year for the proper exercise and performance of all said 
powers, rights and duties. The superintendent, as the 
board may direct, may undertake such engineering services 
as the town may need in departments other than those 
mentioned in section two. 

Section 4. This act shall take full effect when accepted 
by a majority of the voters of said town present and voting 
thereon by ballot in accordance with the provisions of Gen- 
eral Laws, so far as the same shall be applicable, at a meeting 
which the selectmen shall call for the purpose, not later than 
thirty days before the annual town meeting, in answer to the 
following question which shall be placed upon the official 
ballot to be used at said meeting: — "Shall an act passed 
by the General Court in the year nineteen hundred and 
fifty-two entitled 'An Act authorizing the town of South- 
borough to establish a board of public works exercising the 
powers of certain other boards, departments and oflfices', 
be accepted? " 

Section 5. At any time after the expiration of three 
years from the date on which this act is accepted, twenty 
per cent of the qualified voters of the town may petition 
the selectmen that the question of revoking the acceptance 
of this act be submitted to the voters at a meeting to be 
held at least sixty days before the annual town meeting. 
The vote shall be taken by ballot in accordance with the 
provisions of General Laws, so far as the same shall be 



78 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 128, 129. 

applicable, in answer to the following question which shall 
be placed upon the official ballot to be used at said meeting: 
— "Shall the acceptance by the town of an act passed by 
the General Court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
two, entitled 'An Act authorizing the town of Southborough 
to establish a board of public works exercising the powers of 
certain other boards, departments and offices' be revoked?" 
If such revocation is favored by a majority of the voters 
voting thereon, and if the total number of voters voting 
thereon shall be a majority of the registered voters of the 
town, this act shall cease to be operative on and after the 
next annual town meeting following such vote, and the town 
shall at the next annual town meeting following such vote 
elect such boards and officers as are necessary to exercise and 
perform the powers, rights and duties transferred to the 
board of public works by this act. Such action shall not 
affect any contract then existing or any action at law or 
suit in equity or other proceeding then pending. All general 
laws respecting town administration and town officers and 
any special laws relative to the town, the operation of which 
has been suspended or superseded by the acceptance of this 
act, shall be revived by such revocation and shall continue 
to be in full force and effect. By-laws in force when such 
revocation takes effect, so far as they are consistent with 
general laws respecting town administration and town 
officers, and with special laws relating to the town, shall not 
be affected thereby, but any other by-law inconsistent with 
such general or special laws shall be annulled. Any subse- 
quent petition to revoke the acceptance of this act shall not 
be filed under this section oftener than once in every three 
years. Approved February 29, 1952. 



CJiap. 12S An Act restricting the number of times the name of 

A CANDIDATE MAY APPEAR ON OFFICIAL BALLOTS FOR A 
PARTICULAR OFFICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Ed^M^Mi Section 41 of chapter 54 of the General Laws, as most 
etc!, 'amended', recently amended by chapter 78 of the acts of 1946, is hereby 
of'^name of furthcr amended by adding at the end the following: — The 
candidate name of any person shall not be printed on the official ballot 
re^'st'^tcted.' or ou ballot kbels more than once as a candidate for the 
same office. Approved March 3, 1952. 



Chap. 129 An Act relative to the distribution of pasters or 

STICKERS AT POLLING PLACES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Ed^'sllo^ Section 65 of chapter 54 of the General Laws is hereby 

etc!, 'amended, amended by striking out the second sentence, as appearing 

in section 15 of chapter 411 of the acts of 1943, and inserting 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 130. 79 

in place thereof the following : — Pasters, commonly called ^'^^^tw-s"** 
stickers, shall not be posted in the polUng place, in the or stickers 
building where the polling place is located, on the walls piace"'"^ 
thereof, on the premises on which the building stands, on regulated. 
the sidewalk adjoining the premises where such election is 
being held, or within one hundred and fifty feet of the 
entrance to such polhng place. Such pasters or stickers 
may be distributed adjacent to or in the building where the 
polling place is located or at the entrance to, but not in, the 
room where the polling takes place. 

Approved March 5, 1952. 



An Act relative to loans by the city of Worcester. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 211 of the Special Acts 
of 1916, as amended by section 1 of chapter 138 of the acts 
of 1920, is hereby further amended by inserting after the 
word "crossings", in line 15, the words: — , the original 
construction and surfacing or the resurfacing with permanent 
pavement of off-street parking areas owned and operated 
by the city, the acquisition of land, by eminent domain or 
purchase, for said parldng areas, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 1 . In addition to the restrictions contained in 
chapter seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen relative to municipal in- 
debtedness, the city of Worcester shall not incur any in- 
debtedness, other than for temporary loans in anticipation 
of revenue for the financial year in which such indebtedness 
is incurred, in excess of the amount appropriated in the 
same year for sinking funds for the payment of loans created 
prior to the time when the establishment of further sinking 
funds for the payment of debt was prohibited by said act, 
except for the development and enlargement of the water 
system, the construction of trunk sewers, the increase in the 
capacity of the sewage purification plant, the erection of 
high school buildings, the aboUtion of grade crossings, the 
original construction and surfacing or the resurfacing with 
permanent pavement of off-street parking areas owned and 
operated by the city, the acquisition of land, by eminent 
domain or purchase, for said parking areas, and emergencies. 
For the purpose of this act, a trunk sewer is defined as a 
sewer the net cost of which, to be borne by the city, exceeds 
five dollars per lineal foot. In determining the amount ap- 
propriated for sinking funds in any year, under the pro- 
visions of this act, amounts appropriated for water debt 
sinking funds shall be excluded. For the purpose of deter- 
mining the year in which any indebtedness is incurred within 
the meaning of this act a debt shall be deemed to be incurred 
at the time when the order of the city council authorizing 
the same is approved by the mayor, or at the time when the 
order becomes valid without the mayor's approval. For the 



Chap. ISO 



80 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 131. 

purposes of this act all loans heretofore authorized but not 
yet made shall be deemed to be debts incurred at the re- 
spective times when the orders authorizing the loans were 
approved by the mayor. 

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

Approved March 7, 1952. 



C/iap.l31 An Act authorizing the town of Bedford to construct 

A main sewer within the town of LEXINGTON. 

Re it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 223 of the acts of 1947 is hereby 
amended by inserting after section 1 the following section: — 
Section lA. The town of Bedford is hereby authorized to 
construct a force main in Bedford street from the Bedford- 
Lexington town line for a distance not exceeding nine hun- 
dred feet in Lexington, for the purpose of removing the 
sewage from the said town of Bedford to the sewerage system 
of the town of Lexington. Whenever Bedford street shall be 
dug up in connection with the construction or maintenance 
of the said force main by the tov/n of Bedford in the town of 
Lexington, the said town of Bedford shall restore the same 
to as good order and condition as the same was when such 
digging commenced. If the boards of selectmen of the town 
of Bedford and the town of Lexington shall be unable to agree 
as to the proper or just sum or sums which shall be paid by 
the town of Bedford to the town of Lexington for the pur- 
poses of sewage disposal, either town, acting by its board of 
selectmen, may petition the supreme judicial court, which 
shall appoint three commissioners to determine the same, 
subject to the approval of the court. 

Section 2. Section 4 of said chapter 223 is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "and", in line 6, the 
words : — any easement in that portion of Bedford street in 
the town of Lexington described in section one A necessary 
for the construction of said force main, and within the town 
of Bedford, — so as to read a« follows: — Section 4- Said 
board of sewer commissioners, acting for and on behalf of 
said town, may take by eminent domain under chapter 
seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase 
or otherwise, any lands, water rights, rights of vf&y or 
easements, public or private, in said town, necessary for 
accomphshing any purpose mentioned in this act, and any 
easement in that portion of Bedford street in the town of 
Lexington described in section one A necessary for the con- 
struction of said force main, and within the town of Bedford 
may construct such main drains and sewers under or over 
any bridge, railroad, railway, boulevard or other public way, 
or within the location of any railroad, and may enter upon 
and dig up any private land, public way or railroad location, 
for the purpose of laying such drains and sewers and of 
maintaining and repairing the same, and may do ojiy other 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 131. 81 

thing, as may be proper or necessary for the purposes of this 
act; provided, that they shall not take in fee any land of a 
railroad corporation, and that they shall not enter upon or 
construct any drain or sewer within the location of any 
railroad corporation except at such time and in such manner 
as they may agree upon with such corporation, or, in case of 
failure to agree, as may be approved by the department of 
public utilities. 

Section 3. Said chapter 223 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 7 and inserting in place thereof the 
following section : — Section 7. The town shall determine 
what proportion of the cost of the said sewerage system, 
pumping stations and force mains the town shall pay. In 
providing for the pa)anent of any portion of the cost thereof 
by abutters to the sewerage system, including public and 
private institutions, the town may avail itself of any or all 
methods permitted by the General Laws, including annual 
charges as provided for in section sixteen of chapter eighty- 
three, which may be applied to the payment of the cost of 
maintenance and repairs of the sewerage works, or of any 
debt contracted for sewer purposes, and to defray such por- 
tion of the cost of the construction of the said works as 
may be determined by the town, and such charges and assess- 
ments shall be paid by every person or institution who enters 
his or its particular sewer into the sewerage system of the 
town. The provisions of the General Laws relative to the 
assessment, apportionment, division, reassessment, abate- 
ment and collection of sewer assessments, to liens there- 
for and to interest thereon, shall apply to assessments and 
charges made under this act. The town, after a determina- 
tion has been made of the proportion of the cost of the 
sewerage works the town shall pay, shall by vote determine 
by which of such methods the remaining portion of said cost 
shall be provided for. The collector of taxes of said town 
shall certify the payments of such assessments or apportion- 
ments thereof to the sewer commissioners, who shall preserve 
a record thereof. 

Section 4. Section 8 of said chapter 223 is hereby 
amended by striking out, in line 4, the words "two hundred 
and seventy-five " and inserting in place thereof the words : — 
five hundred and twenty-five, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section S. For the purpose of paying the necessary expenses 
and liabilities incurred under this act, the town may borrow 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, five hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Bedford Sewerage Loan, Act of 1947. Each 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan. Indebted- 
ness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the statutory 
limit, but shall, except as provided herein be subject to 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 5. Action taken under this act at the annual 
town meeting of the town of Bedford held in the current 



82 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 132. 

year shall be as effective as though this act had been in full 
force and effect at the time the warrant for said meeting was 
posted. 
Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 7, 1952. 



Ghap. 1S2 An Act relative to the payment of the cost of con- 
struction OF PARTICULAR SEWERS AND CONNECTING 
DRAINS IN THE TOWN OF NATICK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Natick, through its commis- 
sioners of public works, may, upon request 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 
commissioners 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 commis- 
sioners of public works upon the estate benefited thereby. 
Such assessment shall be made by filing with the board of 
assessors of the town a certificate, designating the wa}- and 
the private land in which such particular sewer or connecting 
drain has been constructed, and giving the name or names 
of the owners of the estate for which such connection has 
been made and the amount of the assessment to be paid 
by such owner or owners. A copy or duplicate of this cer- 
ti£cate shall, within ten days after the fihng of the same 
with the board of assessors, be recorded in the registry of 
deeds for the county of Middlesex, or, in the case of registered 
land, filed in the office of the assistant recorder for Middlesex 
county registry district. The board of assessors shall, upon 
receipt of such certificate, forthwith commit such assess- 
ments or charges with their warrant to the collector of taxes, 
who shall forthwith make a demand in writing for the pay- 
ment of such assessments or charges, 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 collector of taxes the sum so assessed or charged. 

Section 3. Except as herein provided, the provisions 
of general law relative to the assessment, apportionment, 
division, re-assessment, abatement and collection of sewer 
assessments, to liens therefor and to interest thereon shall 
apply to assessments made under this act. In applying said 
provisions to assessments made under the act, the notice 
referred to therein shall be deemed to be the demand of 



Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 133, 134. 83 

the tax collector required by section two hereof. The lien 
for any assessment made under this act shall attach upon 
the recording or fihng for registration of the copy or dupli- 
cate of the certificate of assessment. In the apportionment 
of assessments made under this act, no instalment shall be 
less than five dollars. 

Section 4. Any moneys authorized to be appropriated 
and borrowed at the annual to^Ti meeting of the town of 
Natick in the current year for the construction of sewer 
mains, pumping stations and force mains north of West 
Central street and westerly of Speen street may be expended 
for the purposes authorized by section one of this act. 

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

A'p'proved March 7, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the county of franklin to use (JJidj) 133 

FUNDS in the post-war REHABILITATION FUND FOR RE- 
PAIR OR CONSTRUCTION OF A ROOF ON THE FRANKLIN 
COUNTY COURT HOUSE IN THE TOWN OF GREENFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county of Franklin is hereb}'^ authorized 
to use ten thousand dollars of the funds in the county 
treasury appropriated for a post-war rehabilitation fund for 
the repair or construction of a roof on the Frankhn county 
court house in the town of Greenfield. 

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

Approved March 7, 1962. 



An Act requiring the approval of the board of health Qfiav 134 

BEFORE A PLANNING BOARD MAY APPROVE A PLAT. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend p^ambie*'^ 
to defeat its purpose, which is to assure proper methods of 
providing for sanitary water supply, sewage and drainage 
disposal in municipal planning, therefore it is hereby de- 
clared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate 
preservation of the pubHc health and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The third paragraph of section 81M of chap- g. l. (Ter. 
ter 41 of the General Laws, as appearing in section 4 of § siM/etc, 
chapter 340 of the acts of 1947, is hereby amended by in- amended, 
serting after the third sentence the following sentence : — No Approval of 
such subdivision shall be approved until the local board of hT certa/n^c^se]! 
health has advised the planning board, in writing, that it required, 
has approved the proposed method of providing for sanitary 
water supply, sewage disposal and drainage. 

Section 2. The provisions of this act shall also apply to Act to apply 
any subdivision approved by a planning board prior to its pro^^^ioM. 
effective date if no building has been constructed in such 
subdivision. Approved March 7, 1952. 



84 Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 135, 136. 

Chap.lSb An Act increasing the amount that may be expended 

BY THE CITY OF BOSTON TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ON 
MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 274 of the acts of 1914 is hereby 
amended by gtriking out section 2, as amended by section 1 
of chapter 54 of the acts of 1921, and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 2. The mayor and city council of 
the cit}' of Boston are hereby authorized to appropriate an- 
nually, under the provisions of section three of chapter four 
hundred and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
nine, an amount not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars 
to defray the traveling and other necessary expenses incurred 
under the provisions of section one of this act. An itemized 
account of such expenses shall be filed with the city auditor. 

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

Approved March 7, 1952. 

C/iap. 136 An Act increasing the amount of money that the town 

OF LYNNFIELD may BORROW FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES AND 
VALIDATING CERTAIN ACTION OF THE TOWN IN CONNECTION 
WITH SUCH BORROWING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 723 of the acts of 1951 
is hereby amended by striking out, in hues 5 and 6, the words 
"five hundred thousand" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — one million, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. 
For the purpose of constructing and originally equipping and 
furnishing a new school building, the town of Lynnfield may 
borrow, from time to time, within a period of five years from 
the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not 
exceeding, in the aggregate, one million dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Lynnfield School Building Loan, Act of 1951. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan and 
such loans shall be paid in not more than twenty years from 
their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be 
in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as pro- 
vided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws, exclusive of the Umitation contained in the first para- 
graph of section seven thereof. 

Section 2. The action of the inhabitants of the town of 
Lynnfield, at a town meeting in the year nineteen hundred 
and fifty-one, in voting to appropriate one milhon one hun- 
dred thousand dollars, of which one million ninety-five thou- 
sand dollars was to be borrowed and five thousand dollars 
was to be transferred from the unexpended balance of a cer- 
tain prior appropriation, to provide money to construct, 
equip and furnish a new school building is hereby ratified 
and confirmed. 

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

Approved March 7, 196S. 



Acts, 1952.— Chaps. 137, 138, 139, 140. 85 

An Act relative to real estate loans by co-operative Qhnj) 1Q7 

BANKS, ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Paragraph 8 of section 24 of chapter 170 of the General EdV'i7o''8 24 
Laws, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 371 of the acts of etc!, 'amended.' 
1950, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence 
the following sentence : — In the case of a construction loan, Construction 
during the period of construction, suspension of principal J.'^^^ative 
payments shall not be for a period of more than nine months, banks. 

Approved March 7, 1962. '^«"'*****- 

An Act relative to the right of civil service employees Qhav 138 
to petition their city or town government and to 
appear before committees thereof. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloios: 

Chapter 31 of the General Laws is hereby amended by in- o. l. (Ter. 
serting after section 46 J, inserted by chapter 288 of the acts ft6i{?addMi 
of 1946, the following section: — Section 46K. The right of Certain rights 
persons employed under civil service by any city or town of eLpi^yl^^"* 
the commonwealth, either indi^ddually or collectively, to regijated.' 
petition the city or town government or anj'- member thereof, 
to furnish information to the mayor, city or town manager, 
city council, board of aldermen or selectmen, or to appear 
before any committee thereof shall not be denied or inter- 
fered with. This section shall not authorize an employee 
not on leave to absent himself during regular working hours 
from his office or employment without permission. 

Approved March 7, 1952. 

An Act providing for advancement for speedy trial nhn^ iqq 

OF CERTAIN ACTIONS UNDER THE ELECTION LAWS. ^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 231 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. (Ter. 
inserting after section 59C, inserted by section 1 of chapter ^bli^^^i^. 
118 of the acts of 1935, the following section: — Section 59D. Speedy tnai 
An action in law or in equity or otherwise commenced in any actlw^^under 
court of this commonwealth to determine the results of an f^^.g^'*"*'"'* 
election, primary or caucus, or to enforce, determine the authorized, 
meaning or application of any of the provisions of chapters 
fifty to fifty-four A, inclusive, on motion of any party thereto, 
shall be advanced by the court for speedy trial so that it 
may be heard and determined with as little delay as possible. 

Approved March 7, 1952. 

An Act relative to the boston firemen's relief fund, nhn^ \ac\ 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Chapter 308 of the acts of 1909 is hereby amended by 
striking out section 3, as amended by section 2 of chapter 134 
of the acts of 1911, and inserting in place thereof the fol- 



86 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 141. 

lowing section : — Section S. The corporation shall, sub- 
ject to the approval of the majority of members of the Bos- 
ton fire department and members of the Boston protective 
department voting at the annual election of the members of 
the Boston Firemen's Relief Fund, and further subject to 
the approval of the fire commissioner of the city of Boston, 
adopt by-laws for the management of its property and for 
carrying out its purposes; and it shall annually, within sixty 
days after the election herein provided for, choose such offi- 
cers as may be required by its by-laws. The corporation 
shall annually file a report with the city clerk of said city 
and with the commissioner of corporations and taxation 
showing in detail its assets and liabilities, its receipts of 
money or other property, the source of such receipts, and a 
statement of all sums paid out for relief or for expenses, with 
the names of the persons receiving the same. 

Approved March 7, 1952. 



Chap. 14:1 An Act relative to preliminary elections in the 

CITY OF PEABODY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. Chapter 300 of the Special Acts of 1916 is 
hereby amended by inserting after section 19 the following 
section: — Section 19 A. If at the expiration of the time 
for filing statements of candidates to be voted for at any 
preliminary election not more than twice as many such 
statements have been filed with the city clerk for the office 
of mayor, councillor at large, ward councillor, member of 
the school committee or trustee of the Peabody Institute as 
are to be elected to said offices respectively, the candidates 
whose statements have thus been filed shall be deemed to 
have been nominated to said offices respectively, and their 
names shall be used at such regular or special election, and 
the city clerk shall not print said names upon the ballot to 
be used at said preliminary election, and no other nomination 
to said offices shall be made. And if in any ward, at the 
expiration of the time for filing statements of candidates to 
be voted for at any preliminary election, not more than 
twice as many such statements have been filed with the 
city clerk for the office of councillor from such ward as are 
to be elected, the candidates whose statements have thus 
been filed shall be deemed to have been nominated, and 
their names shall be printed on the official ballot to be used 
at such regular or special election, and the city clerk shall 
not print said names upon the ballot to be used at said 
preliminary election, and no other nominations to said 
offices shall be made. And if it shall appear that no names 
are to be printed upon the official ballot to be used at any 
preliminary election in any ward or wards of the city, no 
preliminary election shall be held in any such ward or wards. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the registered 
voters of the city of Peabody at its next city election in the 



Acts, 1952.— Chaps. 142, 143. 87 

form of the following question, which shall be placed on the 
official ballot to be used at said election: — "Shall an act 
passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and fifty-two, entitled 'An Act relative to preliminary 
elections in the city of Peabody', be accepted?" If a ma- 
jority of the votes in answer to said question is in the af- 
firmative, this act shall thereupon take full effect, but not 
otherwise. Approved March 7, 1962. 



An Act relative to the appointment of trustees of (jfid'T) 140 

STATE INSTITUTIONS TO CERTAIN OFFICES OR POSITIONS 
IN SUCH INSTITUTIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 30 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. (Ter. 
inserting after section 23, as appearing in the Tercentenary f 23Afaddld. 
Edition, the following section: — Section 23 A. Any trustee Appointments 
of a state institution who is appointed to such office by the tl^tees^ 
governor, with the ad^dce and consent of the council, shall, regulated. 
during the term for which he was appointed, be ineligible 
to hold any other office or position in said institution. 

Approved March 7, 1952. 



An Act authorizing an appeal from decisions of the C/ia»,143 

BUILDING AND HEALTH COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF 
boston approving CERTAIN LOCATIONS IN SINGLE RESI- 
DENCE DISTRICTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Paragraph (3) of section 3 of chapter 488 of 
the acts of 1924, as amended by section 3 of chapter 373 of 
the acts of 1941, is hereby further amended by inserting after 
the word "hearing", in line 7, the following: — ; and pro- 
vided, further, that any person aggrieved by a decision of 
said commissioners may, within ninety days after notice 
thereof, appeal therefrom as provided in section nineteen, — 
so as to read as follows : — 

(3) Educational, religious, philanthropic or other insti- 
tutional uses, provided that in the case of a hospital, home 
for aged, convalescent home, sanitarium, correctional insti- 
tution or similar use the health commissioner of Boston and 
building commissioner of Boston approve the location as not 
detrimental or injurious to the residential character of the 
neighborhood after public notice and hearing; and provided, 
further, that any person aggrieved by a decision of said com- 
missioners may, within ninety days after notice thereof, ap- 
peal therefrom as provided in section nineteen; 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on January first, 
nineteen hundred and fifty-three. 

Approved March 7, 1962. 



88 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 144, 145, 146, 147. 

Ch^ip. 144 An Act to make uniform in certain statutes the date 

OF THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Edt 7^r30 Section 30 of chapter 7 of the General Laws, as appearing 

amended. ' in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by striking 

out, in line 18 and in Une 21, the word "November" and 

inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the word : — 

June. Approved March 7, 1952. 

Chap. 146 An Act designating the mew swimming pool in the 

CITY OF WALTHAM AS THE LOUIS B. CONNORS MEMORLA.L 
POOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The swimming pool authorized to be constructed and 
maintained in the city of Waltham under authority of chap- 
ter six hundred and forty-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and forty-nine shall be designated and knowTi as the 
Louis B. Connors Memorial Pool. The metropolitan district 
commission is hereby authorized and directed to erect at 
said pool, upon its completion, a suitable tablet or marker 
bearing said designation. Approved March 7, 1952. 

Chap. 14^ An Act permitting facsimile signatures on certain 

INSURANCE policies. 

Emergency Whcreas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 

pream e. ^^ defeat its purpose which is to make valid without delay 
facsimile signatures on certain insurance policies, therefore 
it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for 
the immediate preser\'"ation of the public safety and con- 
venience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Ed^ffs** "^^^ ^^^^ paragraph of section 157 of chapter 175 of the 

§ ib7, etc.. General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 451 of 

amen ed. ^^^ ^^^^ ^^ 1941, is hereby further amended by adding at 

r^'^l™''®^"*' the end the following sentence: — A facsimile of a signature 

natures on i • i • • i i • c • 

certain insur- 01 any such resident agent iraprmted on any policy oi acci- 
aSthom'^^' dent insurance issued to airplane or railroad passengers 
through vending machines, which he is authorized to sign, 
shall have the same validity as his written signature. 

Approved March 10, 1952. 

Chap. 147 An Act authorizing Worcester five cents savings 

BANK TO INVEST IN IMPROVEMENT OF ITS BUILDING IN THE 
CITY OF WORCESTER USED FOR THE TRANSACTION OF ITS 
BUSINESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Worcester Five Cents Savings Bank, in- 
corporated under chapter two hundred and forty of the 
acts of eighteen hundred and fifty-four, and having its usual 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 148, 149. 89 

place of business in the city of Worcester, may, subject to 
the approval of the commissioner of banks, invest in the 
alteration or renovation of the building now owned by it in 
said Worcester and used in whole or in part for its business 
purposes, or in the erection of a new building on the same 
site, a sum not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars, in 
addition to any sums said bank has heretofore been author- 
ized to invest in connection with said building and the land 
on which it is situated. 

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

Approved March 10, 1952. 

An Act relative to certain shares of co-operative Chav.\4:^ 

BANKS owned BY PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE MILITARY 
OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES, OR BY THEIR 
DEPENDENTS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend J;'^3"°^ 
to defeat its purpose, which is to protect certain shareholders 
of co-operative banks who are in the service of the armed 
forces of the United States, therefore this act is hereby de- 
clared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate 
preservation of the public safety and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 2 of chapter 371 of the acts of 1950 is hereby 
amended by adding at the end the following paragraph : — 

During any period that the United States is in a state of 
war or is engaged in hostilities under the flag of the United 
Nations, or has any form of compulsory military training, 
military share accounts may be maintained in the manner 
described in section seventeen A of said chapter one hundred 
and seventy as in force immediately prior to the effective 
date of this act. Approved March 10, 1952. 

An Act relative to guaranty funds of co-operative (7/^ax>.149 

BANKS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend p^Se"*" 
to defeat its purpose, which is to make the provisions con- 
tained therein effective immediately, therefore it is hereby 
declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immedi- 
ate preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

If, during the period from January first, nineteen hundred 
and fifty-two to July first, nineteen hundred and fifty-three, 
at any distribution date the guaranty fund and surplus 
account together amount to at least eleven per cent of the 
share liability of a co-operative bank, the transfer to the 
guaranty fund described in the second paragraph of section 
thirty-eight of chapter one hundred and seventy of the 
General Laws shall not be required, provided an equivalent 
amount is transferred from the surplus account to the 
guaranty fund. Approved March 10, 1952. 



90 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 150, 151. 



Chap. 150 An Act further limiting the investments by a trust 

COMPANY IN CERTAIN LOANS INSURED BY THE FEDERAL 
HOUSING COMMISSIONER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 172 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 34 the following section: — Section 
SJfA. In addition to the provisions contained in section 
thirty-four and subject to regulations made by the com- 
missioner such corporation may, in its commercial depart- 
ment, make, acquire or participate in first mortgages of real 
estate without restrictions as to the location of properties 
securing such loans when the notes have been endorsed for 
insurance, or commitments to insure have been given, by 
the Federal Housing Commissioner, or combined with 
secondary mortgages guaranteed in full by the United States 
of America under the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 
nineteen hundred and forty-four, as amended; provided, 
that the amount so invested by such corporation shall not 
exceed the limits with respect to the liability of one borrower 
as is contained in section forty. Approved March 10, 1952. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 172, 
new § 34A, 
added. 
Investments 
by trust 
companies in 
certain loans 
insured by 
federal housing 
oommissioner, 
regulated. 



Chay. Ibl An Act to extend the rights under summary process 
TO purchasers of real estate. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 239. § 1, 
etc., amended. 



Rights under 
summary proc- 
ess, extended. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 239, § 6, 
amended. 
Condition of 
bond in action 
for possession 
after purchase. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The first sentence of section 1 of chapter 239 
of the General Laws, as amended by section 1 of chapter 242 
of the acts of 1941, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "otherwise", in hues 8 and 9, the following: 
— , or if a person has acquired title to land or tenements by 
purchase, and the seller or any person holding under him 
refuses to surrender possession thereof to the buyer, — so 
as to read as follows : — If a forcible entry into land or tene- 
ments has been made, if a peaceable entry has been made 
and the possession is unlawfully held by force, if the lessee 
of land or tenements or a person holding under him holds 
possession without right after the determination of a lease 
by its own Hmitation or by notice to quit or otherwise, or if a 
mortgage of land has been foreclosed by a sale under a power 
therein contained or otherwise, or if a person has acquired 
title to land or tenements by purchase, and the seller or any 
person holding under him refuses to surrender possession 
thereof to the buyer, or if a tax title has been foreclosed by 
decree of the land court, the person entitled to the land or 
tenements may recover possession thereof under this chapter. 

Section 2. Section 6 of said chapter 239, as appearing 
in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by adding 
at the end the following sentences : — If the action is for 
possession of land after purchase, the condition of the bond 
shall be for the entry of the action and payment to the 
plaintiff, if final judgment is in his favor, of all costs and of a 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 152, 153. 91 

reasonable amount as rent of the land from the day that the 
purchaser obtained title to the premises until the delivery 
of possession thereof to him, together with all damage and 
loss which he may sustain by withholding ef possession of 
the land or tenement demanded, and by any injury done 
thereto during such withholding with all costs. Upon final 
judgment for the plaintiff, all money then due to him may 
be recovered in an action on the bond. 

Approved March 10, 1952. 



An Act designating the ice-skating rink to be con- QJiqj) 152 
structed in the blue hills reservation or vicinity 
as the max ulin skating rink. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloros: 

Section 1. The ice-skating rink to be constructed in the 
Blue Hills reservation or vicinity by the metropolitan dis- 
trict commission, under authority of chapter six hundred 
and two of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty, shall be 
known and designated as the Max Ulin Skating Rink in 
commemoration of the late Max Ulin, former member of 
the state senate and at the time of his death a member of 
said commission. A suitable tablet or marker bearing said 
designation shall be erected by said commission at said rink 
upon its completion. 

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

Approved March 12, 1952. 



An Act further regulating the inspection of boilers. Chav.XbZ 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloxos: 

Section 13 of chapter 146 of the General Laws, as appear- o. l. (Ter. 
ing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by ^mendecf.' ^ ^^' 
inserting after the word "commonwealth", in line 4, the 
following : — ; or, in the case of shop inspections in a boiler 
shop outside of the commonwealth, by such other inspectors 
holding a national board of boiler and pressure vessel in- 
spectors commission as are approved by the chief of inspec- 
tions, — so as to read as follows: — Section 13. The inspection of 
inspection of boilers and appurtenances shall be made by reg^a'ted!^*^"' 
the division, under the supervision of the chief, or by in- 
spectors of insurance companies authorized to insure steam 
boilers in the commonwealth ; or, in the case of shop inspec- 
tions in a boiler shop outside of the commonwealth, by such 
other inspectors holding a national board of boiler and 
pressure vessel inspectors commission as are approved by 
the chief of inspections. Approved March 12, 1952. 



92 Acts, 1952.— Chaps. 154, 155, 156. 

Chap. 154: An Act increasing the fee for filing an appeal from 

A REFUSAL TO ISSUE A CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY TO 
INSPECT STEAM BOILERS FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloivs: 

Edo.' i46^§ 63. Section 63 of chapter 146 of the General Laws, as appear- 
amended.' ing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by 
striking out, in line 7, the word "fifteen" and inserting in 
place thereof the word : — twenty, — so as to read as follows: 
Fee. — Section 63. A person who is refused a certificate of 

competency, or whose certificate is revoked, may appeal 
from such decision to the commissioner, who shall grant a 
rehearing of the case by a board of five examiners, no one 
of whom shall have acted as an examiner in the former 
instance; provided, that in the case of a person desiring to 
appeal from a refusal to issue to him a certificate of com- 
petency such appeal is accompanied by a fee of twenty 
dollars. Their decision shall be final if approved by said 
commissioner. Approved March 12, 1952. 

Chap. 155 An Act to insure adequate safety conditions for 

WINDOW cleaners. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

G. L. (Ter Section 6 of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as most 

etc!, 'amended*, recently amended by chapter 249 of the acts of 1937, is 
hereby further amended by adding at the end the following 
two paragraphs : — 
Safety condi- The rules and regulations for suitable safety devices or 
do^cieL^rs' other reasonable means or requirements for the prevention 
regulated. Qf accidcuts shall also be applicable to self-employed and 
individual contractors who themselves work at the trade as 
well as to employees. 
Penalty. Whoever violates any reasonable rule, regulation or re- 

juTisdiction. quirement made by the department under authority hereof 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred 
dollars for each offence. The department or its representa- 
tive or any person aggrieved, any interested party or any 
officer of any labor union or association, whether incor- 
porated or otherwise, may file a written complaint with the 
district court in the jurisdiction of which the violation 
occurs. Approved March 12, 1952. 

Chap. 15^ An Act further regulating deductions from the sal- 
aries OF clerks of district courts on account of 
absence from court. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

g. l. (Ter. SECTION 1. Sectiou 9 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, 

^tll'amfAied'. as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 604 of the 

acts of 1951, is hereby further amended by inserting after 

the word "court", the first time it appears in line 2, the 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 157, 158. 93 

words: — or of the Boston juvenile court, — so that the 
first sentence will read as follows: — In case of the absence, Deductions 
death or removal of a clerk of a district court or of the Boston o?derki*of^ 
juvenile court, the court may appoint a temporary clerk, to ^^^ll^ 
act until the clerk resumes his duties or until the vacancy regulated, 
is filled. 

Section 2. Section 11 of said chapter 218, as amended EdV"2i8'^'§ ii 
by section 2 of said chapter 604, is hereby further amended etc., amended.' 
by inserting after the word "Boston", in line 3, the words: 
— , or of the Boston juvenile court, — so that the first 
sentence will read as follows : — In case of the absence, Appointment 
death or removal of a salaried assistant clerk of a district aMifSSr"^ 
court, other than the municipal court of the city of Boston, "lerk. 
or of the Boston juvenile court, the clerk, subject to the 
approval of the justice, may appoint a temporary assistant 
clerk, to act until such assistant clerk resumes his duties or 
until the vacancy is filled. Approved March 12, 1952. 

An Act relative to membership in the contributory Chap. 157 

RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF PERMANENT WATERSHED GUARDS 
AND PERMANENT PARK POLICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Group B of paragraph (g) of subdivision (2) of section 3 Ed^'aJ^s'a 
of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as amended by chapter etc, 'amended. 
728 of the acts of 1950, is hereby further amended by in- 
serting after the word "police", in line 4, the words: — , 
permanent watershed guards and permanent park police. 

Approved March 12, 1952. 

An Act further regulating the time of meeting of Chap 158 

THE BOARD OF STANDARDS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
SAFETY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The third paragraph of section 3J of chapter 143 of the g. l. (Ter. 
General Laws, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 631 of ft']', etc.', 
the acts of 1947, is hereby amended by striking out, in amended. 
line 2, the word "Monday" and inserting in place thereof 
the word : — Tuesday, — so as to read as follows : — 

The board of standards shall hold public hearings at Bos- Public 
ton annually, on the first Tuesday in May and October, and at •^®^"°^- 
such other times and places as it may determine, on petitions 
for changes in such regulations formulated by it under this 
section. If, after any such hearing, it shall deem it advisable 
to make changes in said regulations, it shall appoint a day 
for a further hearing, and shall give notice thereof and of the 
changes proposed by advertising in at least one newspaper in 
each of the cities of Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Fall 
River, Lowell and Lynn, at least ten days before said hear- 
ing. If the board on its own initiative contemplates changes 
in said regulations, Uke notice and a hearing shall be given and 
held before the adoption thereof. Approved March 12, 1952. 



94 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 159. 



Chap. 159 An Act redefining the period of the present emer- 
gency IN THE SHORTAGE OF HOUSING AND THEREBY EX- 
TENDING THE EXISTENCE OF THE EMERGENCY HOUSING 
COMMISSION AND THE BROADER POWERS OF LOCAL BOARDS 
OF APPEAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 592 of the acts of 1946, 
as most recently amended by chapter 381 of the acts of 
1951, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 3 
and 4, the words "for a period of six years from the effective 
date of this act" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
until December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
five, — so as to read as follows : — Section 2. During the 
period of the present emergency, which, unless changed by 
the general court, shall be deemed to extend until December 
thirty-first, nineteen hundred and fifty-five, a board of 
appeals of a city or town referred to or appointed under 
section thirty of chapter forty of the General Laws may 
grant a variance with respect to a particular parcel of land 
from the terms of an ordinance or by-law adopted under 
section twenty-five of said chapter forty under the following 
circumstances and conditions: (1) That the application re- 
lates to the construction or alteration of a building designed 
to contain when the work thereon is completed a dweUing 
place or dwelHng places. (2) That if the variance relates to 
the alteration of an existing building so that it may accom- 
modate more families, the cubical content of the building 
and its width, length and height shall not be substantially in- 
creased, and its exterior shall be changed as little as possible. 
(3) That the variance may be granted without substantial 
detriment to the public good and without substantially 
derogating from the intent and purpose of such ordinance 
or by-law. (4) That the variance be granted without dis- 
crimination among appUcants and as far as possible in 
accordance with the principles set forth in the fourth para- 
graph of section twenty-five of said chapter forty. 

Section 2. Section 3 of said chapter 592, as most re- 
cently amended by section 2 of chapter 567 of the acts of 
1948, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"petition", in line 45, the words: — as they appear on the 
most recent local tax Ust, — so that the sixth sentence will 
read as follows : — The commission shall grant relief only 
after a hearing, notice of which shall have been given by 
mail, postage prepaid, to the appellant or petitioner, the 
board of appeals and the owners of all property deemed by 
the commission to be affected by such appeal or petition as 
they appear on the most recent local tax list, and by pubU- 
cation in a newspaper of general circulation in such city or 
town. Approved March 12, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 160, 161. 95 



An Act relative to the amount that may be invested C}iar> 160 

BY A SAVINGS BANK IN BANKING PREMISES AND IN ALTER- 
ATIONS IN AND ADDITIONS TO BANKING PREMISES OWNED 
OR LEASED BY SUCH A BANK. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend p^ambie"^ 
to defeat its purpose, which is in part to make its provisions 
relative to certain investments by savings banks effective 
forthwith, 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 54 of chapter 168 of the General Laws is hereby o. l. (Ter. 
amended by striking out clause Eleventh, as amended by f 54,'e\^c^' 
chapter 122 of the acts of 1946, and inserting in place thereof amended, 
the following clause : — 

Eleventh. Subject to the following provisions of this Certain in- 
clause, any such corporation may invest in the purchase of b^8^^^n*(^ 
a suitable site and the erection or preparation of a suitable r^'^jjl'tg^ 
building for the convenient transaction of its business and 
in alterations in and additions to a bank building owned by 
it sums not exceeding, in the aggregate, its guaranty fund 
and undivided earnings, or five per cent of its deposits, or 
two hundred thousand dollars, whichever is the lesser. All 
such investments, except an investment in such alterations 
or additions involving an expense of twenty thousand dollars 
or less made in any period of twenty-four consecutive months, 
shall be made subject to the approval of the commissioner. 
The amount hereinbefore authorized to be invested by such 
a corporation in a bank building and alterations therein and 
additions thereto shall from time to time be increased by all 
sums realized by it from any sale or other disposal of such 
a building or any part thereof and by sums charged off by 
it for depreciation, obsolescence or amortization, to the 
extent approved by the commissioner. Any such corporation 
may, with the approval of the commissioner, expend sums 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, one fifth of one per cent 
of its deposits or seventy-five thousand dollars, whichever 
is the lesser, for alterations in, or additions to, any premises 
leased by it for the transaction of its business; provided, 
that the amount so authorized to be expended shall from 
time to time be increased by sums charged off by it for 
depreciation, obsolescence or amortization, to the extent 
approved by the commissioner. Approved March 14, 1952, 

An Act pertaining to the payment of extra dividends C hap. IQl 

BY SAVINGS BANKS AND ADDITIONS TO THE GUARANTY 
FUND. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to Emergency 
defeat its purpose, which is in part to enable savings banks preamble, 
to exercise without delay the authority granted thereby, 



96 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 162, 163. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.). 168, 
§ 50, etc., 
amended. 

Payment 
of extra 
dividends by 
savings banks, 
authorized. 



therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, neces- 
sary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 50 of chapter 168 of the General Laws, 
as most recently amended by section 19 of chapter 334 of 
the acts of 1933, is hereby further amended by adding at 
the end the following sentence : — Notwithstanding the pro- 
visions of the preceding sentence, if the guaranty fund and 
profit and loss account together amount to at least eleven 
per cent of the whole amount of deposits after an ordinary 
dividend has been declared, thereupon the trustees may 
declare an extra dividend at the semi-annual rate of not less 
than one eighth nor more than one half of one per cent. 

Section 2. Chapter 769 of the acts of 1951 is hereby 
amended by striking out, in lines 7 and 8, the words "during 
the calendar year nineteen hundred and fifty-two" and in- 
serting in place thereof the words: — until July first, nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-three, — so as to read as follows : — 
If, at the time provided by the by-laws for making ordinary 
dividends, the guaranty fund and profit and loss accounts 
together amount to at least eleven per cent of the whole 
amount of deposits of a savings bank, the additions to the 
guaranty fund required by section forty-five of chapter one 
hundred and sixty-eight of the General Laws may be made 
by transfers from the profit and loss account until July first, 
nineteen hundred and fifty-three. 

Approved March 14, 1952. 



Chap. 162 An Act to permit credit unions to sell negotiable 

CHECKS. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 171, § 6, 
amended. 



Sale of certain 
negotiable 
checks by 
credit unions, 
authorized. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 6 of chapter 171 of the General Laws, as appearing 
in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by adding 
at the end the following paragraph : — 

It may under such rules and regulations as may be issued 
by the commissioner, sell negotiable checks drawn by it and 
payable by or through a trust company or a national banking 
association, and sell register checks, travelers checks and 
American Express Company money orders, and may cash 
any check or money order whatsoever and may make charges 
for any of the foregoing, subject to said rules and regulations. 

Approved March 14, 1952. 



Chap. 163 An Act further regulating real estate loans by 

CREDIT unions. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.). 171, 
§ 24, etc., 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Subdivision (B) of section 24 of chapter 171 of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence, 
as appearing in chapter 178 of the acts of 1947, and inserting 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 164, 165. 97 

in place thereof the following sentence: — No such mortgage Real estate 
loan upon any one parcel of real estate shall exceed ten credit ''u^nions, 
thousand dollars, and the total liability of any one member J^'"^^[ ^ 
as borrower upon loans so secured shall not exceed five per 
cent of the assets of the credit union, or twenty thousand 
dollars, whichever is the lesser. Approved March 14, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to borrow Qfidj) ]^g4 

MONEY FOR SANITATION PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester may from time to time, 
borrow, within a period of five years from the passage of this 
act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, one million dollars for acquiring a site by purchase 
or eminent domain and establishing and constructing there- 
on a disposal plant or incinerator and equipping the same, 
including survey, engineering and architectural costs and 
grading and landscaping costs, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words 
Worcester Incinerator Loan, Act of 1952. Each authorized 
issue shall constitute a separate loan and such loans shall be 
paid in not more than twenty years from their dates. In- 
debtedness 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, 
inclusive of the limitations contained in the first paragraph 
of section seven thereof. 

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

Approved March 25, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the county of Bristol to pay a 
sum of money to alice w. dupuis of new bedford. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of discharging a moral 
obligation, the county of Bristol may pay to Alice W. 
Dupuis of New Bedford the sum of fifty-one dollars to com- 
pensate her for damages sustained by her on August fourth, 
nineteen hundred and fifty-one in the course of her duties 
as a policewoman in committing a female patient to the 
Taunton state hospital. 

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

Approved March 25, 1952. 



Chap.lQ5 



98 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 166, 167. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Chap.lQQ An Act authorizing the town of andover to pay a 

SUM OF money to ALBERT COLE, JR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral obli- 
gation, the town of Andover is hereby authorized to appropri- 
ate the sum of two hundred and seven dollars and to pay the 
same to Albert Cole, Jr., deputy chief of the fire department 
of said to\\Ti, which sum of money is due him under the pro- 
visions of section twenty-four of chapter seven hundred and 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-one, as most 
recently amended by chapter two hundred and three of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and forty-seven. 

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

Approved March 25, 1952. 

Chap. 167 An Act limiting the eligibility of members of reserve 

AND intermittent POLICE FORCES FOR APPOINTMENT TO 
REGULAR POLICE FORCES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, which is to make its provisions effective 
on June first in the current year, therefore it is hereby de- 
clared to be an emergency law, necessary for the inomediate 
preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 31 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 20A, as most recently 
amended by chapter 39 of the acts of 1941, and inserting in 
place thereof the following section: — Section 20 A. In 
each city and towm subject to section twenty in which there 
has been established a reserve police force, appointments to 
the regular force shall be made by the appointing authority 
upon certification by the director from the list of members 
of the reserve police force in accordance with the rules of the 
commission, except that the basis of certification shall be 
the order of appointment to the reserve force, or, if not 
ascertainable, the order of the respective ratings of such 
members obtained in the examination upon which the list 
of eligibles for appointment to such reserve force was based, 
and no request of a member of the reserve police force that 
he be not certified in any instance shall be granted by the 
director. No person who has passed his fiftieth birthday 
shall be appointed from such a reserve force to such a regu- 
lar force and no member of a reserve police force who, after 
June first, nineteen hundred and fifty-two, having been 
duly certified, three times refuses appointment to the regular 
force shall be eligible for further certification. Notwith- 
standing the provisions of sections forty-three and forty-five 
or any other law, members of a reserve force refusing to 
accept appointment to the regular force on the occasion of 
three separate certifications after said June first shall there- 
upon cease to be a member of the reserve police force. The 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 31. 
§ 20A. etc., 
amended. 

Appointment 
of reserve 
officers to 
regular police 
forces, 
limited. 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 168. 99 

appointing officer shall forward to the director a notification 
of the termination of the service of such reserve officer 
setting forth the occasion of each refusal and the date upon 
which the services of such officer ceased. 

Section 2. Said chapter 31 is hereby further amended Edo.'si!^'' 
by striking out section 20C, inserted by chapter 621 of the §206, etc.. 
acts of 1941, and inserting in place thereof the following ^™®° ^ 
section : — Section 20C. In each city and town having Appointment 
police officers subject to this chapter and classified as inter- poiice^officere 
mittent police officers, appointments to the regular force poHcrfw-ces. 
shall be made by the appointing authority upon certification limited, 
by the director from the list of members of the police force 
of such city or town classified, in accordance with the rules of 
the commission, as members of the special or substitute 
police force of such city or town, except that the basis of 
certification shall be the order of appointment as such inter- 
mittent police officers, or, if not ascertainable, the order of 
the respective ratings of such intermittent police officers 
obtained in the examination upon which the list of eligibles 
for appointment as such officers was based, and no request 
of a member of the intermittent police force that he be not 
certified in any instance shall be granted by the director. 
No intermittent police officer who has passed his fiftieth 
birthday shall be appointed under this section to the regular 
police force of such city or town, and no such intermittent 
police officer who, after June first, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-two, having been duly certified, three times refuses 
appointment to the regular force shall be eligible for further 
certification. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections, 
forty-three and forty-five or any other law, members of an 
intermittent force refusing to accept appointment to the 
regular force on the occasion of three separate certifications 
after said June first shall thereupon cease to be a member of 
the intermittent police force. The appointing officer shall 
forward to the director a notification of termination of the 
service of such intermittent officer setting forth the occasion 
of each refusal and the date upon which the services of such 
officer ceased. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect on June first in the Effective date, 
current year. Approved March 25, 1952. 

An Act relative to classes of shares and accounts Qjidj) j^gg 
IN co-operative banks. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend ^"^^^^iT^ 
to defeat its purpose, which is to make its provisions effec- 
tive forthwith, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation 
of the public convenience. 
Be it enacted, etc., as foUows: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 170 of the General Laws, g. l. (Ter. 
as appearing in section 1 of chapter 371 of the acts of 1950, is ^tl! ameAJed. 
hereby amended by striking out the paragraph defining 



100 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 169. 

"Share capital" or "share liability" and inserting in place 
thereof the following paragraph: — 
'•Share capi- "Share capital" or "share Hability", the total sum due 

tal or snare . '^ . ti i i /• i 

liability", at any given tune upon all shares and accounts referred to 
* °® ■ in section thirteen, which shares and accounts shall be 

deemed to be deposits. 

Ed)''i7o'^§ 1 Section 1A. Said section 1 of said chapter 170, as so 

etc!, 'amended', appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the 
paragraph defining "Shareholder" or "member" and in- 
serting in place thereof the following paragraph: — 

"Shareholder" "Shareholder" or "member", a depositor or holder of 

or member , , , , ' . ^ . , . 

defined. any sharcs or accounts referred to m section thirteen. 

Ed )'■ iTO*^! 7 Section 2. Section 7 of said chapter 170, as so appearing, 
etci.'ameAded'. is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and 
brieemed inserting in place thereof the following paragraph : — Each 
members, etc. pcrsou who is rccorded on the books of the corporation as 

the holder of one or more shares or accounts referred to in 

section thirteen, shall be deemed a member and shareholder 

of and depositor in the corporation. 
Ed )'■ iTo'^s 13 Section 3. Section 13 of said chapter 170, as so appear- 
etc", 'amended. ' iug, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence 

and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — 
Capital. The capital shall be unlimited and shall be accumulated by 

deposits on shares and other accounts permitted by law. 

Approved March 25, 1952. 



Chap. 169 An Act providing for tenure of office for the in- 
cumbent OF THE OFFICE OF CHIEF OF POLICE OF THE 
TOWN OF AMESBURY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to 
the contrary, the tenure of office of Daniel Flynn, the present 
incumbent of the office of chief of police of the towm of 
Amesbury, shall be unlimited, subject, however, to the 
civil service laws and rules, and subject, further, to said 
incumbent passing a qualifying examination to which he 
shall be subjected by the division of civil service. 

Section 2. Anything contained herein and in the General 
Laws to the contrary notwithstanding, the said present 
incumbent of the office of chief of police of the town of 
Amesbury shall continue in office until the annual town 
meeting to be held in the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
three, unless removed sooner as provided by the civil service 
law^s and rules. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
said town at the annual town meeting in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-three 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 fifty-two entitled 'An Act providing for tenure of office 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 170, 171, 172. 101 

for the incumbent of the office of chief of pohce of the town 
of Amesbury', be accepted?" If a majority of the votes 
cast in answer to said question is in the affirmative, this 
act shall take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 25, 1952. 

An Act relative to john greenleaf whittier highway. Chap. 170 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 470 of the acts of 1950 is hereby amended by 
striking out, in lines 2 and 3, the words "and Amesbury" 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — , Amesbury and 
Salisbury, — so as to read as follows : — The state highway 
from Newton road in the city of Haverhill and continuing 
through the towns of Merrimac, Amesbury and Salisbury 
to the New Hampshire state line shall be Icnown and desig- 
nated as the John Greenleaf Whittier Highway, and suitable 
markers bearing said designation shall be erected along said 
highway by the state department of public works. 

Approved March 25, 1952. 

An Act further regulating the hunting of hares Chap. 171 

AND RABBITS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 65 of chapter 131 of the General Laws, as appear- g.l. (Ter. 
ing in section 2 of chapter 599 of the acts of 1941, is hereby fes.'eu-l' 
amended by adding at the end the following sentence : — amended. 
Notwithstanding the foregoing no person shall hunt or have Hunting of 
in possession while hunting the carcass of a hare or rabbit faTed/*'^^ 
at any time during the open season for the hunting of deer 
estabhshed under the provisions of section eighty. 

Approved March 25, 1952. 

An Act further restricting the use of ways in case Chap. 172 

OF fire. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 89 of the General Laws is hereby amended by ^j^-^J®""- 
striking out section 7A, as appearing in the Tercentenary § 7a, amended. 
Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 7 A. Upon the approach of any fire apparatus which Use of ways 
is going to a fire or responding to an alarm, every person restrfc*te°d. '^' 
driving a vehicle on a way shall immediately drive said 
vehicle as far as possible toward the right-hand curb or 
side of said way and shall keep the same at a standstill until 
such fire apparatus has passed. No person shall drive a 
vehicle over a hose of a fire department without the consent 
of a member of such department. No person shall drive 
a vehicle within three hundred feet of any fire apparatus 
going to a fire or responding to an alarm, nor drive said 
vehicle, or park or leave the same unattended, within eight 



102 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 173, 174. 



Penalty. 



hundred feet of a fire or within the fire Unes established by 
the fire department, or upon or beside any traveled way, 
whether public or private, leading to the scene of a fire, in 
such a manner as to obstruct the approach to the fire of 
any fire apparatus or any ambulance, safety or police vehicle, 
or of any vehicle bearing an official fire or police department 
designation. Violation of any provision of this section shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars. 

Approved March 25, 1952. 



Chap. 11^ An Act establishing the fee for the registration 
OF motor trucks carrying permanently mounted 
water well drilling equipment. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 33 of chapter 90 of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after the paragraph num- 
bered (6), as appearing in section 1 of chapter 699 of the 
acts of 1951, the following paragraph: — 

(7) For the registration of every motor truck carrying a 
permanently mounted water well drilling machine, twelve 
dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take efifect on January first, 
nineteen hundred and fifty-three. 

Approved March 25, 1952. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 90, 
§ 33, etc., 
amended. 



Fee. 



Effective 
date. 



Chap 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.). 201, 
§ 48A, etc , 
amended. 



Provision 
for burial 
expenses of 
wards. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 201, 
§ 48A, etc.. 



.174 An Act increasing the amount which a conservator 
OR guardian may deposit in the name of the judge 

OF probate FOR PAYMENT OF OR TOWARDS THE FUNERAL 
expenses OF HIS WARD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 48A of chapter 201 of the General 
Laws, as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 66 
of the acts of 1950, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in lines 9 and 13, the words "one hundred and fifty" 
and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the words : — 
five hundred, — so that the first sentence will read as follows : 
— Upon application therefor by a conservator or by a guard- 
ian of an insane person or a spendthrift, whose ward is a 
resident of the commonwealth, the probate court, after such 
notice as it deems necessary, and a hearing, may authorize 
such conservator or guardian to deposit for the purpose 
hereinafter stated, in a savings bank, or in the savings de- 
partment of a trust company, within the commonwealth, a 
sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or may authorize 
said conservator or guardian to purchase a share account of 
a federal savings and loan association or a savings and loan 
association located within the commonwealth, in a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars, to be expended solely for, 
or towards the expense of, the burial of his ward. 

Section 2. Said section 48A of said chapter 201 is hereby 



Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 175, 176. 103 

further amended by adding at the end the following sentence: further 
— The provisions of chapter two hundred A shall not be ^"^n^'ation 
applicable to funds deposited under this section. 

Approved March 26, 1952. 



An Act further regulating the issuance of licenses Qjid'r) 175 
of engineers, firemen or operators of hoisting 
machinery. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 146 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. (Ter. 
striking out section 67, as most recently amended by chap- fe'y.'ittf,' 
ter 393 of the acts of 1951, and inserting in place thereof amended, 
the following section : — Section 67. A license shall con- issuance of 
tinue in force for two years from the date of issue unless en^"neers! etc., 
suspended or revoked for incompetence or untrust worthiness regu'ated. 
of the licensee, except that a special license shall not continue 
in force after the holder thereof ceases to be employed in the 
plant specified in the license. The fee for the renewal of a 
license shall be four dollars. Licenses not renewed at ex- 
piration date shall become void, and shall after one year be 
reinstated only by re-examination of the licensee. A notice 
of the date of expiration of a license shall, at least thirty days 
prior to such date, be sent to the licensee. The inspector of 
the division for the town where a licensee resides may issue 
a renewal license. A person whose license is suspended or 
revoked shall surrender his license to the chief or an inspector 
of the division. If a new license of a different grade is issued, 
the old license shall be destroyed by the examiner. 

Approved March 25, 1952. 



An Act relative to the appointment of a person to the Chav. 17 6 

ADVISORY committee ON HOSPITALS UPON RECOMMENDA- 
TION OF THE MASSACHUSETTS FEDERATION OF NURSING 
HOMES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 72 A of chapter 1 1 1 of the General Laws, inserted §d \' n r 
by section 1 of chapter 618 of the acts of 1948, is hereby § 72a, etc., 
amended by adding at the end of the first sentence the ^'"'''"^^^• 
words : — and one of such positions shall at all times be 
filled by a person appointed upon the recommendation of 
the Massachusetts Federation of Nursing Homes, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 72 A. The department shall ofTdv^^y"* 
appoint an advisory committee on hospitals, sanatoria, committee on 
convalescent and nursing homes and boarding homes for re^lSated.^^""' 
the aged to consist of representatives of the medical and 
nursing professions, hospital administrators and hospital 
trustees, who shall serve at the pleasure of the department, 
and two of such positions shall at all times be filled by 
persons appointed upon the recommendation of the Massa- 



104 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 177, 178. 

chusetts Hospital Association, and one of such positions 
shall at all times be filled by a person appointed upon the 
recommendation of the Massachusetts Federation of Nursing 
Homes. Said advisory committee shall also consist of ex- 
officio members composed of the commissioner of public 
welfare, the commissioner of mental health and the director 
of the Massachusetts public building commission. Said 
committee shall advise the department in any matter per- 
taining to sections seventy-two, seventy-two A and seventy- 
three. Members of said committee shall serve without com- 
pensation, but shall receive the necessary traveling expenses 
incurred by them in the performance of their duties. Said 
committees shall meet not less than twice a year, and other 
meetings may be called by the department on proper notice. 

Approved March 25, 1952. 

Chap. \77 An Act authorizing the city of lowell to sell certain 

LAND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follouis: 

Section 1. Any general or special law to the contrary, 
the city of Lowell, acting through its city council, with the 
approval of its city manager, is hereby authorized and em- 
powered to sell, transfer and convej'' to a private individual 
or individuals, or to a private corporation, or at public 
auction, for such consideration as to the said city council 
and city manager seems advisable, certain parcels of land 
in said city of Lowell known as Lots 89, 91, 92 and 92 A on 
a plan of land recorded in the Registry of Deeds for the 
Northern District of Middlesex County, Plan Book 62, 
Plan 76, conveyed to the said city of Lowell by the Lowell 
Land Company by deed dated December 29, 1939 and 
recorded in said Registry in Book 940, page 14, free of all 
conditions contained in said deed. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of the city of Lowell, but not 
otherwise. Approved March 25, 1952. 

Chap. 17S An Act restoring the civil service eligibility of 

FRANK H. HARRINGTON AS FOOD INSPECTOR IN THE DIVISION 
OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CON- 
SERVATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Frank H. Harrington, who was number one on the eligible 
list for food inspector in the division of law enforcement 
of the department of conservation, when it expired on 
October tenth, nineteen hundred and fifty-one, shall, on 
request of the commissioner of conservation made within 
six months from the effective date of this act, be certified for 
said position as though the list were still in existence. 

Approved March 25, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 179, 180, 181. 105 



An Act increasing the charge for mailing copies of Qfidj^ 179 

THE bulletins OF COMMITTEE HEARINGS OF THE GENERAL ^' 

COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 12 of chapter 5 of the General Laws, as amended Ed^^^5'"i2 
by chapter 1 of the acts of 1948, is hereby further amended etc!, 'amended. 
by striking out, in Une 8, the word "three" and inserting in 
place thereof the word : — ten, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 12. The committees on rules of the two branches, Bulletins of 
acting concurrently, shall publish during each regular ses- he^i^gs^of 
sion of the general court bulletins of committee hearings, and general court. 
shall appoint the editor thereof and fix his compensation. 
The chairman of either of said committees shall approve 
bills for editing and printing said bulletins before they are 
sent to the comptroller for allowance. On receipt of ten 
dollars from each applicant therefor the sergeant-at-arms 
shall mail to him copies of these bulletins. 

Approved March 25, 1952. 



Chap. 180 



Chap.181 



An Act authorizing the city of brockton to pay an 
annuity to the widow of george e. wilber. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of promoting the public 
good, the city of Brockton is hereby authorized to appropriate 
and pay to the widow of George E. Wilber, former member 
of the poHce department of said city, an annuity of one 
thousand dollars as long as she remains unmarried. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the mayor and the city council of the city of Brockton. 

Approved March 25, 1952. 

An ACT RELATIVE TO EXAMINATIONS BY A MEDICAL PANEL 
IN CASES OF ORDINARY DISABILITY RETIREMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Subdivision (3) of section 6 of chapter 32 of the General g l. (Xer. 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (c), as eteil'amended. 
appearing in section 1 of chapter 658 of the acts of 1945, and 
inserting in place thereof the following paragraph : — 

(c) The physicians composing any medical panel shall Examinations 
conduct their examination of the member as a panel and pLTis. "''^ 
may obtain X-ray plates if in their judgment such action regulated. 
is necessary to determine the cause, nature and degree of 
disabihty of such member. They shall report their findings 
and recommendations to the board as soon as practicable 
after completing the examination of such member, and 
shall attach to their findings a certificate that the examina- 
tion was conducted by all the members of the medical panel 
at the same time and in the presence of each other and that 
the findings were arrived at independently of each other. 



106 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 182, 183, 184. 

All fees of physicians for service on any medical panel and 
all expenses of obtaining X-ray plates in connection with 
any such examination shall, upon approval by the board, be 
paid from the expense fund of the system; provided, that 
no such fees shall be paid unless the certificate provided 
herein has been filed. Approved March 25, 1952. 

Chap.182 An Act providing that permits for the taking of shell- 
fish IN THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD FOR COMMERCIAL 
PURPOSES MAY BE ISSUED TO ALIENS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Ed^' iJo^"^" Section 55 of chapter 130 of the General Laws, as amended 

§ 5o.' etc.." by chapter 281 of the acts of 1951, is hereby further amended 
amended. ^^ striking out, in hne 3, the words "for the taking of qua- 
riiensfor" haugs", — SO as to read as follows: — Section 55. No 
taking of permit for the taking of shellfish for commercial purposes, 

SS' except in the city of New Bedford, shall be issued by the 

aldermen or councilmen of any city or the selectmen of any 
town to an aUen unless he has resided in such city or town 
for at least five years next preceding the date of his applica- 
tion therefor, or has been a resident of the county in which 
such city or town Ues for at least five years next preceding 
the date of such application and has taken shellfish com- 
mercially therefrom for such period. 

Approved March 25, 1952. 

Chap. 183 An Act authorizing the city of boston to use a portion 
OF boston common for the purpose of widening 
beacon street in said city. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of widening Beacon street 
in the city of Boston, from Charles street to Park street, 
said city is hereby authorized to use such part or parts of 
that portion of Boston Common lying between the southerly 
curb fine of said Beacon street and a hne parallel thereto and 
six feet southerly therefrom as the board of park commis- 
sioners of said city, with the approval of the mayor, may 
set aside. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by vote of the city council of the city of Boston, 
subject to the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 25, 1952. 

Chap. ISA An Act providing for the printing or typing of the 
names of persons whose signatures appear on certain 
instruments filed in the probate court. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
G-jL.(Ter. SECTION 1. Chapter 222 of the General Laws is hereby 

new '§ 8a'. amended by inserting after section 8 the following section : — 
iSn of Section 8 A. A justice of the peace, notary pubhc or other 



Acts, 1952, — Chap. 185. 107 

person duly authorized, when taking an acknowledgment or pames on 
administering an oath with relation to an instrument filed in Sed T^"*^ 
a proceeding in the probate court shall print or type his probate court. 
name directly below his signature thereon. Failure to 
comply with this section shall not affect the validity of any 
instrument or the record thereof. 

Section 2. Section 42 of chapter 215 of the General Ed)'' 215"^' 
Laws, as appearing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby § 42.' amended. 
amended by adding at the end the following sentence: — same subject. 
Any person entering an appearance as herein provided, or in 
his own behalf, shall print or type his name directly below 
his signature thereon, but failure to do so shall not affect 
the validity thereof. 

Section 3. Chapter 217 of the General Laws is hereby g. l. (Ter. 
amended by inserting after section 15 the following section: — ne^w'§^i5A. 
Section 15 A. The register or assistant register may print or ^^<^^<^- 
type the name of any person whose signature appears on any pro*bat"may 
instrument filed in the registry of probate and is not clearly p""* °^ *yp« 
legible, such name to be printed or t3rped directly below 
such signature. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect on October first, Effective date. 
nineteen hundred and fifty-three. 

Approved March 25, 1952. 



An Act to make contributory retirement pensions ni^f.^^ ice 

AVAILABLE TO EMPLOYEES OF PUBLIC MUSEUMS. U Ala/?. ISO 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The paragraph defining "Employee" in section 1 of g. l. (Ter. 
chapter 32 of the General Laws, as most recently amended ^tl! 'amended. 
by section 1 of chapter 543 of the acts of 1951, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "library", in 
line 8, the worls: — or any public museum, — so that the 
first sentence will read as follows: — "Employee", as appHed ^tbeTO^en^t"^"^^ 
to persons whose regular compensation, except in the case of pensions made 
any register of probate, is paid by any political subdivision employes* of 
of the commonwealth, except the metropolitan district com- ^^^^^ 
mission, shall mean any person who is regularly employed in 
the service of any such political subdivision, including mem- 
bers of the police and fire departments, teachers and em- 
ployees of any free public library or any public museum 
maintained in any city or town, to the support of which said 
city or town contributes not less than one half of the cost, 
employees of a school lunch program as authorized under 
the provisions of chapter five hundred and forty-eight of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-eight, and also in- 
cluding officials and pubUc officers so paid whether employed, 
appointed or elected by popular vote for stated terms or 
otherwise, except members of the judiciary. 

Approved March 25, 1952. 



museums. 



108 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 186, 187, 188. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 168, 
§ 54, etc., 
amended. 



Money 
deposits by 
savings banks 
in certain 
New York 
banks, au- 
thorized. 



Chap. 18Q An Act authorizing savings banks to deposit money 

IN CERTAIN BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES DOING BUSINESS 
IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Clause Seventh of section 54 of chapter 168 of the General 
Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 367 of the acts 
of 1950, is hereby further amended by striking out the last 
paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following 
paragraph : — 

A savings bank may deposit not more than five per cent 
of its deposits in any national banking association doing 
business within this commonwealth, or in any trust company 
incorporated under the laws of and doing business within 
this commonwealth, or not more than one quarter of one 
per cent of its deposits in any national banking association 
doing business in the city of New York, in the state of New 
York, and in any trust company incorporated under the 
laws of the state of New York and doing business within the 
city of New York when the deposits in such institutions are 
insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or 
in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, if it is a member 
thereof, or in any banking company incorporated under 
the laws of and doing business within this commonwealth 
and qualified to receive demand deposits under the provisions 
of section six A of chapter one hundred and seventy-two A; 
but such deposits shall not exceed twenty-five per cent of 
the capital stock and surplus fund of such association, trust 
company, home loan bank or banking company. 

Approved March 25, 1952. 



Chap. 187 An Act relative to the renewal of licenses and permits 

IN the city of north ADAMS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The city council of the city of North Adams 
may delegate to the city clerk of said city, subject to such 
restrictions as it may impose, the powers vested by law in 
said council to renew hcenses and permits. 

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

Approved March 27, 1952. 



Chap.lSS 

Emergency 
preamble. 



An Act reviving kean-bedell inc. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would delay 
the corporation revived thereby in resuming the exercise of 
its former corporate powers, 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: 

Kean-Bedell Inc., a corporation dissolved on October 
thirteenth, nineteen hundred and forty-three by the supreme 
judicial court for Suffolk county, is hereby revived and con- 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 189, 190. 109 

tinued for a period of one year from the effective date of this 
act for the sole purpose of selhng and conveying title to 
certain real property situated in the city of Woburn, and of 
distributing the proceeds of such sale among those entitled 
thereto. Approved March 27, 1952. 



An Act exempting the town of gosnold from assessment QfiQj) 139 

OF CERTAIN COUNTY TAXES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In apportioning the taxes upon the several 
towns in the county of Dukes county the town of Gosnold 
shall not be assessed for any part of the appropriations for 
highways, bridges and land damages and for the maintenance 
and operation of the airport for the year nineteen hundred 
and fifty-two. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of January first 
in the current year. Approved March 27, 1952. 



An Act relative to the filling of vacancies in the 
city council and school committee of the city of 

BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 452 of the acts of 1948 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 15, as appearing in section 1 
of chapter 376 of the acts of 1951, and inserting in place 
thereof the following section: — Section 15. If at any time 
a vacancy occurs in the city council from any cause, the city 
clerk shall forthwith notify the city council thereof; and 
within fifteen days after such notification, the remaining city 
councillors shall choose, as city councillor for the unexpired 
term, whichever of the defeated candidates for the office of 
city councillor at the regular municipal election at which city 
councillors were elected for the term in which the vacancy 
occurs, who are eligible and willing to serve, received the 
highest number of votes at such election, or, if there is no 
such defeated candidate eUgible and willing to serve, a regis- 
tered voter of the city duly qualified to vote for a candidate 
for the office of city councillor. If at a regular municipal elec- 
tion there is a failure to elect a city councillor or if a person 
elected city councillor at such an election resigns or dies be- 
fore taking office, the city clerk shall, as soon as conveniently 
may be after the remaining city councillors-elect take office, 
notify the city council of such failure to elect, resignation or 
death; and within fifteen days after such notification, the 
members thereof shall choose, as city councillor for the un- 
expired term, whichever of the defeated candidates for the 
office of city councillor at such election, who are eligible and 
willing to serve, received the highest number of votes at such 
election, or, if there is no such defeated candidate eligible and 



Chap.190 



no Acts, 1952. — Chap. 191. 

willing to serve, a registered voter of the city duly qualified 
to vote for a candidate for the office of city councillor. If in 
any of the aforesaid events a choice is not made as herein- 
before provided within fifteen days after the notification of 
the city council by the city clerk, the choice shall be made by 
the mayor, or, if there is no mayor, by the city councillor 
senior in length of service, or, if there be more than one such, 
by the city councillor senior both in age and length of service. 
For the purposes of section seventeen D, votes of the city 
council under this section shall be deemed to be votes elect- 
ing officials. 

Section 2. Said chapter 452 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 19, as so appearing, and inserting in 
place thereof the following section: — Section 19. If at any 
time a vacancy occurs in the school committee from any 
cause, the mayor, the president of the city council and the 
remaining school committeemen, meeting in joint conven- 
tion, shall, within fifteen days after the vacancy arises, choose, 
as school committeeman for the unexpired term, whichever 
of the defeated candidates for the office of school committee- 
man at the regular municipal election at which school com- 
mitteemen were elected for the term in which the vacancy 
occurs, who are ehgible and willing to serve, received the 
highest number of votes at such election, or, if there is no 
such defeated candidate eligible and wilUng to serve, a regis- 
tered voter of the city duly quaUfied to vote for a candidate 
for the office of school committeeman. If at a regular mu- 
nicipal election there is a failure to elect a school committee- 
man or if a person elected school committeeman at such an 
election resigns or dies before taking office, within fifteen 
days after the remaining school committeemen-elect take 
office, such school committeemen and the then mayor and 
the then president of the city council shall meet in joint 
convention and choose, as school committeeman for the un- 
expired term, whichever of the defeated candidates for the 
office of school committeeman at such election, who are 
eligible and wilUng to serve, received the highest number of 
votes at such election, or, if there is no such defeated candi- 
date eUgible and wiUing to serve, a registered voter of the 
city duly qualified to vote for a candidate for the office of 
school committeeman. 

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

Approved March 27, 1952. 

Chap.191 An Act confirming and validating the acceptance by 

THE TOWN OF BRAINTREE OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW 
RELATIVE TO THE RETIREMENT OF CERTAIN WAR VETERANS 
IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The action of the selectmen of the town of 
Braintree in December, nineteen hundred and forty-five, in 
accepting sections fifty-six to fifty-nine, inclusive, of chapter 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 192, 193. Ill 

thirty-two of the General Laws, is hereby confirmed and 
made valid in so far as said action may be invalid by reason 
of the failure of said selectmen to enter the fact of such ac- 
ceptance in their records, and by reason of the failure of the 
town to comply with the provisions of section five of chapter 
four of the General Laws, and said sections are hereby made 
effective in said town. 

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

Approved March 27, 1952. 



An Act providing penalty for failure of natural gas Chap. 1^2 

PIPE LINE companies TO RESTORE PROPERTIES TO REASON- 
ABLE CONDITION. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to Emergency 
defeat its purpose, which in part provides for the early p""^*""^'^ 
restoration of the surface of certain land where pipes, struc- 
tures and equipment have been placed for the use of natural 
gas, 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 164 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g.l. (Ter. 
inserting after section 75E, inserted by section 1 of chapter new § 75f, 
574 of the acts of 1951, the following section: — Section 75F. ^'^'^^'^■ 
Any natural gas pipe line company which lays pipes or other Natural ga.* 
underground equipment or structures, or repairs or alters companies 
the same, on any land on which it does not have a fee or H'^^lf'^^^- 
a binding agreement with the landowner, shall within sixty tain prop- 
days after laying such pipes, equipment or structures, or ^^^^^^' ^*^' 
making such repairs or alterations, restore the ground surface 
to a condition reasonably consistent with its condition before 
construction, repair or alteration, and any failure to comply 
with the provisions hereof shall be punishable by a fine of 
not more than one hundred dollars for each day of failure 
to so comply. Approved March 27, 1952. 



An Act regulating the giving of notice of parking ChaV-^^^ 

VIOLATIONS INVOLVING VEHICLES REGISTERED UNDER THE 
LAWS OF ANOTHER STATE OR COUNTRY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 20A of chapter 90 of the General EdV'go^^"^' 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence, i'soA etc., 
as appearing in chapter 201 of the acts of 1938, and inserting '*ni«°^«'*- 
in place thereof the following sentence: — It shall be the Notice of 
duty of any police oflSlcer who takes cognizance of a violation Pf^j^^^^^a 
of any provision of any rule, regulation, order, ordinance or 
by-law regulating the parking of motor vehicles established 
by any city or town or by any commission or body em- 
powered by law to make such rules or regulations therein, 



112 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 194. 

forthwith to give to the offender a notice to appear before 
the clerk of the district court having jurisdiction, at any 
time during office hours, in the case of a violation involving 
a motor vehicle registered under the laws of this common- 
wealth, not later than ten days after the time of said viola- 
tion, and in the case of a motor vehicle registered under the 
, laws of another state or country, not later than thirty days 
after such time. 
Edt'go*"^' Section 2. Said section 20 A of said chapter 90 is hereby 

§ 2bA. etc., further amended by striking out the fifth sentence, as so 
Imlnded. appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following sen- 

Same subject, tencc ." — Whenever it is not possible to deliver a copy of 
said notice to the offender at the time and place of the viola- 
tion, said copy shall be sent by the officer, or by his command- 
ing officer or any person authorized by said commanding 
officer, in the case of a violation involving a motor vehicle 
registered under the laws of this commonwealth, within three 
days of the offence, and in the case of any motor vehicle 
registered under the laws of another state or country, within 
ten days thereof, exclusive, in either case, of Sundays and 
holidays, to the address of the registrant of the motor vehicle 
involved, as appearing, in the case of a motor vehicle regis- 
tered under the laws of this commonwealth, in the records 
of the registry of motor vehicles or, in the case of a motor 
vehicle registered under the laws of another state or country, 
in the records of the official in such state or country having 
charge of the registration of such motor vehicle. 

Approved March 27, 1952. 



Chap. 1^4: An Act increasing the amount that savings banks 

MAY invest in CERTAIN REAL ESTATE MORTGAGES IN- 
SURED BY THE FEDERAL HOUSING ADMINISTRATOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Ed^' 168 "^^ Section 54 A of chapter 168 of the General Laws, inserted 

§ 5'4A, etc., by chapter 374 of the acts of 1949, is hereby amended by 
amended. striking out, iu line 8, the word "ten" and inserting in place 

thereof the word: — fifteen, — so as to read as follows: — 
t^^^X,,r.v. Section 5AA. In addition to the provisions contained in sec- 
may invest tion fifty-onc of Chapter one hundred and sixty-seven, and 
reafesfate in addition to the limitation concerning mortgage loans 
iiScrefsId^' secured by real estate located in states contiguous to the 
commonwealth as contained in Clause First of section fifty- 
four, and subject to regulations made by the commissioner 
of banks, a savings bank may invest not more than fifteen 
per cent of its deposits or fifty per cent of the aggregate book 
value of real estate loans outstanding at the date of such in- 
vestment granted on properties located within the common- 
wealth whichever is the lesser, and without restriction as to 
the locations of properties securing loans, in mortgage loans 
of which the notes have been endorsed for insurance by the 
federal housing administrator, or combined with secondary 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 195. 113 

mortgages guaranteed in full by the United States of America 
through the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, as 
amended. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as 
permitting a savings bank to invest more than seventy per 
cent of the whole amount of deposits in first mortgages of 
real estate. Approved March 27, 1952. 

An Act providing for the establishment of a right of phn^ 105 

WAY FOR PUBLIC ACCESS TO FORT POND IN THE TOWN OF ^' 

LITTLETON. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloivs: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of Middlesex 
county are hereby authorized and directed to lay out in the 
town of Littleton a right of way for pubUc access to Fort 
pond, in accordance with plans to be approved by the de- 
partment of public works and showing the location and 
dimensions of such right of way. If it is necessary to ac- 
quire land for the purpose of laying out such right of way said 
county commissioners shall at the time such right of way is 
laid out take such land by eminent domain under chapter 
seventy-nine of the General Laws. Any person sustaining 
damages in his property by the laying out of such right of 
way, or by specific repairs or improvements thereon, shall 
be entitled to recover the same under said chapter seventy- 
nine; provided, that the right to recover damages, if any, 
by reason of the laying out of such right of way, shall vest 
upon the recording of the order of taking by said county com- 
missioners and that no entry or possession for the purpose of 
constructing a pubhc way on land so taken shall be required 
for the purpose of validating such taking or for the payment 
of damages by reason thereof. 

Section 2. The selectmen of the town of Littleton from 
time to time may make specific repairs on or improve such 
right of way to such extent as they may deem necessary, but 
neither the county of Middlesex, nor any city or town therein, 
shall be required to keep such right of way in repair, nor 
shall they be liable for injury sustained by persons traveUing 
thereon; provided, that sufficient notice to warn the pubhc 
is posted where such way enters upon or unites with an exist- 
ing pubhc way. 

Section 3. All expenses incurred by said county commis- 
sioners in connection with such right of way shall be borne 
by the county of Middlesex, or by such cities and towns 
therein, and in such proportions, as said county commis- 
sioners may determine. 

Section 4. Said right of way shall not be discontinued 
or abandoned without authority therefor from the general 
court. 

Section 5. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
hmit the powers of the department of pubhc health, or of 
any local board of health, under any general or special law. 

Approved March 27, 1952. 



114 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 196, 197, 198. 

Chap.WQ A.N Act authorizing the chairman of the board of real 

ESTATE COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON TO CON- 
TRACT ON BEHALF OF SAID CITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF 
INSURANCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 434 of the acts of 1943 is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 2A, inserted by chapter 159 of the 
acts of 1951, the following section: — Section 2B. The 
chairman, subject to appropriation and the approval of the 
board, may contract with a company or companies author- 
ized to do such business in the commonwealth for the issu- 
ance of a policy or policies insuring the city against (a) legal 
liability for loss or damage on account of personal injury or 
death or property damage caused by accident on or about 
any real estate referred to in section two, or transferred 
under section two A, which has or shall have been let or 
leased; (6) loss or damage to any such real estate, and legal 
hability for loss or damage on account of personal injury or 
death or property damage, caused by the breakage, explosion 
or rupture of, or any accidental injury to, steam boilers and 
pipes and containers connected therewith, any lighting, 
heating or cooking apparatus or their connections, fly\vheels, 
power wheels, and engines or other apparatus for applying 
or transmitting motive or electrical power, tanks or other 
receptacles under pressure, or their connections, or machinery 
of any kind on any such real estate ; and (c) loss of or damage 
to glass on any such real estate, including lettering and orna- 
mentation thereon, and loss or damage caused by the break- 
age of such glass. Approved March 27, 1952, 

Chap. 197 An Act relative to the number of licenses to be 

GRANTED IN ANY CITY OR TOWN FOR THE SALE OF ALCO- 
HOLIC beverages. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Kdn', ili! Section 1. Section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, 

§ lY, etc' as amended, is hereby further amended by adding at the 
amended. ^^^ thcreof the f ollowing paragraph : — 
Determination lu determining the population of any city or town for the 
Tocaruquor"^ purposes of this section, no account shall be taken by the 
licenses local Hceusing authority of the number of patients confined 

in any mental institution located within such city or town. 
Section 2. This act shall not affect present licensees. 

Approved March 27, 1952. 

Chap. 198 An Act repealing certain provisions of law relating 

to the election of trustees of the BEDFORD FREE 

library corporation and other matters. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter fifty-one of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-one, relating to the election of trustees of the 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 199. 115 

Bedford Free Public Library Corporation and other matters, 
is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. The inhabitants of the town of Bedford are 
authorized to elect six members of the board of trustees of 
the Bedford Free Public Library in such manner that one 
third thereof shall be elected for one year, one third for two 
years, one third for three years and thereafter one third 
shall be elected annually for a term of three years; and said 
members, together with the senior clergyman for the time 
being of each of the Congregational, Unitarian and Catholic 
churches in said town shall constitute the board of trustees 
of the Bedford Free PubUc Library with all the powers 
appertaining thereto or to the trustees of a free public U- 
brary. The election of any trustee of the free pubhc library 
at any town meeting held before the effective date of this act 
is hereby ratified and confirmed as the election of said 
trustee as a trustee of the Bedford Free Public Library. The 
board of trustees of the Bedford Free PubHc Library'- is au- 
thorized to fill vacancies among the elected members of the 
board until the next ensuing annual town meeting. The 
board shall, from its own number, annually choose a chairman 
and a secretary. The town treasurer shall act as treasurer 
of the Bedford Free PubUc Library. 

Section 3. The duly elected trustees of the Bedford Free 
Public Library shall annually elect from among their num- 
ber three members to serve as trustees of the Bedford Free 
Public Library Corporation and fill vacancies as such trustee 
of said Bedford Free Public Library Corporation, who in 
turn shall annually elect from their own number a president 
and secretary. The trustees of said corporation shall have 
full power to administer funds and have custody of all per- 
sonal property bequeathed or donated to it as such. The 
town treasurer shall act as treasurer of the said corporation, 
without additional bond. 

Section 4. Any public building owned by said town may 
by vote of the town be turned over to the trustees of the 
Bedford Free Public Library as so constituted in section 
two, to be used as a free pubUc library. 

Section 5. Said library shall be conducted in accordance 
with the appUcable and pertinent provisions of chapter 
seventy-eight of the General Laws. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect on the date of the 
annual town meeting of nineteen hundred and fifty-three of 
the town of Bedford. Approved March 27, 1952. 



An Act relative to the vote required for removal C/iai0.199 

OF THE TOWN MANAGER IN THE TOWN OF SAUGUS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 11 of chapter 17 of the acts of 1947 
is hereby amended by striking out, in line 2 and line 15, the 
words "four fifths" and inserting in place thereof, in each 



116 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 200. 

instance, the word: — majority, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 11. Removal of Manager. — The selectmen, 
by a majority vote of the full membership of the board, may 
remove the to\vn manager. At least thirty days before such 
proposed removal shall become effective, the selectmen shall 
file a preliminary written resolution with the town clerk 
setting forth in detail the specific reasons for his proposed 
removal, a copy of which resolution shall be delivered to the 
town manager. The manager may reply in wi-iting to the 
resolution and may request a public hearing. If the manager 
so requests, the board of selectmen shall hold a public hearing 
not earlier than twenty days nor later than thirty days after 
the filing of such request. After such public hearing, if any, 
otherwise at the expiration of thirty days following the filing 
of the preliminary resolution, and after full consideration, 
the selectmen by a majority vote of the full membership of 
the board may adopt a final resolution of removal. In the 
preliminary resolution, the selectmen may suspend the mana- 
ger from duty, but shall in any case cause to be paid to him 
forthwith any unpaid balance of his salary and his salary 
for the next three calendar months following the filing of 
the preliminary resolution. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
the town of Saugus at the town election in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-three in the form of the following question, 
which shall be placed upon the ofl3.cial ballot to be used for 
the election of town officers at said election: — "Shall an 
act passed by the General Court in the year nineteen hundred 
and fifty-two providing that the town manager of this 
town may be removed by a majority vote of the full member- 
ship of the board of selectmen instead of by a four fifths vote 
thereof, be accepted?" If a majority of the votes in answer 
to said question is in the affirmative, this act shall thereupon 
take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 21, 1952. 



Chap. 200 An Act relative to the retention of certain contribu- 
tions FROM THE SALARIES OF MEMBERS OF THE TEACHERS' 
RETIREMENT FUND IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 237 of the acts of 1900 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 5, as amended by section 1 
of chapter 140 of the acts of 1920, and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section 5. The city treasurer of 
the city of Boston shall retain from the salary of every 
teacher coming under the provisions of this act who is paid 
in twelve monthly pajonents the sum of one and one half 
dollars a month, and from the salary of every such teacher 
who is not so paid the sum of eighteen dollars a year in such 
instalments as the board of trustees shall approve. All sums 
retained by the city treasurer under this section shall be 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 201, 202. 117 

paid by him into the general fund established by section 
one of this act. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on September first 
in the current year. Approved March 27, 1952. 



An Act relative to the inspection, stamping and brand- Qjidj) 201 

ING OF carcasses OF CERTAIN ANIMALS SLAUGHTERED 
WITHOUT THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The first paragraph of section 131 of chapter 94 of the g. l. (Xer. 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in line 13, ^'[■^•^ ^^^^ 
as appearing in section 6 of chapter 334 of the acts of 1949, amended. " 
the word "and" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
or, — so as to read as follows : — Carcasses of neat cattle, inspection, 
horses, mules, sheep or swine slaughtered without the com- ^^rc'asses 
monwealth shall be deemed unfit for food, and shall not be of certain 
sold or offered for sale unless they have been inspected at rrgSated. 
the time of slaughter by an inspector of the Bureau of Animal 
Industry of the United States Department of Agriculture 
and have been stamped or branded by said inspector; or, in 
the case of carcasses slaughtered outside the United States, 
unless they have been inspected at the time of slaughter in 
a manner and under certification acceptable to the Bureau 
of Animal Industry of the United States Department of 
Agriculture and have subsequently been examined or stamped 
or branded by said Bureau of Animal Industry. 

Approved March 27, 1952. 



An Act authorizing fraternal benefit societies under Qhnj) 202 

CERTAIN qualifications TO TRANSFER FUNDS FOR EX- ^' 

pense purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 14 of chapter 176 of the General Laws is hereby g. l. (Xer. 
amended by adding at the end of the first sentence, as ap- fu^.'etl^,' 
pearing in section 5 of chapter 346 of the acts of 1945, the amended. 
following: — ; provided, however, that any society having Transferor 
admitted assets as shown by its annual statement filed with by'^frLlema^^ 
the commissioner, in excess of one hundred and five per cent ^l^^^l^^ 
of its entire liabilities, including its required reserves, pro- luThorlz'ed. 
vided such reserves are at least equivalent to the amount 
required by the American Experience Table of Mortality 
with interest at three per cent per annum, may transfer or 
allocate such excess mortuary funds to the expense fund of 
the society, in accordance with its constitution and by-laws; 
but the amount so transferred in any calendar year shall 
not exceed whichever is the smaller of (a) seventy-five per 
cent of the savings in mortality of said society during the 
preceding calendar year or (6) ten per cent of the net mortu- 
ary assessments received by the said society in the preceding 



118 Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 203, 204. 

calendar year; and provided, further, that no sum shall be 
transferred as aforesaid which reduces the actuarial solvency 
of said society below the aforesaid basis; and provided, fur- 
ther, that any sum thus transferred shall not exceed the in- 
curred insurance expenses hereinafter specified during the 
said calendar year, and said sum shall be expended solely for 
the following insurance expenses of the society: — 

(a) Actuarial services. 

(b) Cost of preparing and mailing dividends. 

(c) Billing department costs. 

(d) Machine equipment. 

(e) Maintaining automatic loan records. 
(/) Certificates. 

(g) Actuarial records. 

Approved March £7, 1962. 



C hap, 20Z An Act regulating the amount payable by a licensee 

HOLDING A BOXING OR SPARRING MATCH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Edo'iIyT' Section 40 of chapter 147 of the General Laws, as appear- 

§ 40.' amended, ing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by in- 
serting after the word "fees", in line 4, the words: — or from 
television or broadcasting rights, — so as to read as follows: 
commonwealth — Sectiou 1^0. Evcry liccnsee holding or conducting any 
licpMeet!" ^^'^ boxing or sparring match or exhibition shall, within 
regulated. sevcnty-two hours after its conclusion, pay to the state 
treasurer a sum equal to five per cent of the total gross re- 
ceipts from the sale of tickets or from admission fees or from 
television or broadcasting rights; provided, that if such 
match or exhibition is conducted as an incidental feature in 
an event or entertainment of a different character, such 
portion of the total receipts shall be paid to the common- 
wealth as the commission may determine or as may be fixed 
pro^eed°/etc. ^Y ™^^ adoptcd uudcr section forty-six. Within said time 
the licensee shall furnish to the commission a report, duly 
verified by the treasurer and secretary, showing the exact 
number of tickets sold and admission fees collected for the 
contest, and the gross receipts thereof, and such other data 
as the commission may require. Approved March 27, 1952. 

Chap.204: An Act relative to the number of assistant city regis- 
trars IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio ws: 

Chapter 314 of the acts of 1892 is hereby amended by 
striking out section 2 and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing section: — Section 2. Said city registrar shall, from 
his subordinates, appoint three assistant city registrars, who 
may, in the absence of said city registrar, perform his duties. 
The certificates or attestations of an assistant city registrar 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 205, 206, 207. 119 

shall have the same force and effect as that of said city regis- 
trar. Said city registrar may pay, out of any funds received 
by him, the fees due to persons making returns under the 
requirements of law, and shall, on or before the twentieth 
of each month, transmit the accounts and vouchers for all 
funds so received and fees so paid to the city auditor. 

Approved March S7, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the city of westfield to pay a Chap. 206 

CERTAIN SUM OF MONEY TO GEORGE C. BYERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Notwithstanding any provisions of section ninety-one of 
chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, the city of Westfield 
is hereby authorized to pay to George C. Byers, a retired 
employee of the fire department of said city, the sum of two 
hundred and ninety-eight dollars and seventy cents for work 
performed during the period from October eleventh to 
December fifteenth, nineteen hundred and fifty, as superin- 
tendent of the fire alarm system of said city. 

Approved March 27, 1952. 



An Act placing the incumbent of the position of (7/j,flr>.206 

ASSISTANT epidemiologist IN THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT 
OF THE CITY OF LYNN UNDER CIVIL SERVICE LAWS AND 
RULES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The incumbent of the position of assistant 
epidemiologist in the health department of the city of Lynn 
shall be classified under the civil service laws and rules on 
the effective date of this act; provided, that he passes a 
qualifying examination to be given by the division of civil 
service. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by the mayor and city council of the said city in 
the current year. Approved March 27, 1952. 



An Act relative to the examination and determina- Chav. 207 

TION of election results BY THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 
IN STATE ELECTIONS AND STATE-WIDE RECOUNTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 115 of chapter 54 of the General Laws, as appear- a l. aer. 
ing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by § lU, ' 
striking out the second sentence and inserting in place amended. 
thereof the following sentence : — Within ten days after Examination, 
such delivery, the governor, with at least five councillors, election 
shall open and examine all such copies. results. 

Approved March 27, 1952. 



120 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 208, 209. 



Chap. 208 An Act repealing the provisions of law providing for 

PREFERENTIAL VOTING AT MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE 
CITY OF NEWTON AND MAKING THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL 
ELECTION LAWS APPLICABLE THEREIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloivs: 

Section 1. So much of chapter two hundred and sixty- 
one of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, and 
all acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, as 
relates to the nomination and election of municipal officers 
in the city of Newton, are hereby repealed, and upon such 
repeal such officers shall be nominated as provided in section 
six of chapter fifty-three of the General Laws, and shall be 
elected by plurality vote. 

Section 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any gen- 
eral or special law, the number of signatures of quaUfied 
voters required to nominate municipal officers in the city of 
Newton shall be as follows : — For the office of mayor, one 
hundred signatures; for alderman at large, fifty signatures; 
for members of the school committee, fifty signatures; and 
for alderman by ward, twenty-five signatures of quahfied 
voters of the ward in which the election is to be held. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the registered voters of the city of Newton at the next 
biennial state election in the form of the following question, 
which shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used in 
said city at said election: — "Shall an act passed by the 
general court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-two, 
entitled 'An Act repealing the provisions of law providing 
for preferential voting at municipal elections in the city of 
Newton and making the general municipal election laws 
apphcable therein', be accepted?" If a majority of the 
voters present and voting thereon vote in the afiirmative in 
answer to said question, this act shall thereupon take full 
effect, but not otherwise. Approved April 1, 1952. 



Chap. 209 An Act increasing the maximum participation per- 
missible IN the investment of small trust funds. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

EdV'203A Chapter 203 A of the General Laws is hereby amended by 

§ 7, etc., ' striking out section 7, as amended by chapter 755 of the 

amended. ^^^^ ^£ ^g^g^ ^^^ inserting in place thereof the following 

Maximum sectiou : — Section 7. No participation in a common trust 

permissrbk" fuud shall be acquired by any trustee, guardian or conser- 

ment'ofsmaii vator whilc any investment therein is such as would then 

trust fund.s. j^q^ ^g ^ proper investment for a trustee or then not be 

readily marketable, or such as would result in any such 

trustee, guardian or conservator having participations in 

common trust funds of a total value in excess of one hundred 

thousand dollars as computed in accordance with the provi- 



Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 210, 211. 121 

sions of section six, or as would result in an inter vivos trust 
created after the date of said declaration of trust having 
a participation in common trust funds of a total value of 
less than four thousand dollars. 

Approved April 1, 1952. 

An Act authorizing the town of Shrewsbury to pay a Chav.2\0 

SUM OF MONEY TO FRANK DAVOLIO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Shrewsbury is hereby author- 
ized to pay from an appropriation available therefor to 
Frank Davolio, doing business under the name of E. Davolio 
& Son, the sum of six hundred and eleven dollars and nine 
cents for labor and materials furnished by him to said town. 

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

Approved April 3, 1952. 

An Act relative to the holding of property by the (Jfiaj) 211 

university OF MASSACHUSETTS , BUILDING ASSOCIATION 
AND THE LEASING OF CERTAIN STATE LAND TO SAID COR- 
PORATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . University of Massachusetts Building Associ- 
ation, incorporated under the name of Massachusetts State 
College Building Association by section one of chapter three 
hundred and eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty-nine, is hereby authorized to hold, for the pur- 
poses set forth in said chapter, real and personal estate to an 
amount not exceeding eight hundred thousand dollars, in 
addition to the amount of real and personal estate which 
may be held by said corporation under authority of said 
chapter and of chapter three hundred and ninety of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and forty-five, chapter three hundred 
and fifty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-six, 
chapter one hundred and eighty-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and forty-eight, and of chapter four hundred and 
fourteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty, of which 
an amount not exceeding twenty thousand dollars may 
consist of, or be applied to the construction and equipment 
of, garage units adjacent to the housing units heretofore 
constructed by said corporation for occupancy by professors, 
instructors, teachers and employees of the University of 
Massachusetts, such garages to be for hire by occupants of 
said housing units from the trustees of the university, acting 
in the name of and for the commonwealth, on such terms 
and conditions as said trustees, or their authorized repre- 
sentatives, shall determine. 

Section 2. The trustees of the University of Massa- 
chusetts may, in the name of and for the commonwealth, 
lease to said corporation two acres of land in Amherst or 



122 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 212. 

Hadley owned by the commonwealth, for the erection and 
maintenance of dormitories, commons and other buildings 
for the use of said university or its students, faculty and 
staff. The land hereby authorized to be leased to said cor- 
poration shall be in addition to the aggregate land author- 
ized to be leased pursuant to section six of said chapter three 
hundred and eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and tliirty-nine, section two of chapter three hundred and 
ninety of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-five, section 
two of chapter three hundred and fifty-two of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and forty-six, section two of chapter one 
hundred and eighty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fortj^-eight and section two of chapter four hundred and 
fourteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty. Leases 
to said corporation, executed on behalf of the commonwealth 
by a majority of said trustees, of the land provided in said 
acts and tliis act and in any grants hereafter enacted of 
additional Hke authority, for said purposes are authorized 
in parcels as heretofore or hereafter from time to time de- 
termined by or on behalf of said tmstees; provided, that the 
aggregate land so leased shall not at any time exceed the 
aggregate land theretofore so authorized to be leased to said 
corporation. Nothing in this section shall be construed as 
limiting or restricting the powers conferred upon said 
trustees by said section six of said chapter three hundred 
and eighty-eight with respect to the leasing of lands by them 
to said corporation. Approved April 3, 1952. 



Chap.212 An Act providing that the city council of the city of 

BOSTON MAY, WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR, FIX 
CERTAIN SALARIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Paragraph (6) of section 117 of chapter 479 
of the acts of 1938 is hereby amended by striking out the 
third sentence, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 201 of 
the acts of 1949, and inserting in place thereof the following 
sentence : — Each member of the board of appeal shall re- 
ceive for every day or part thereof of actual service twenty 
dollars or such other sum as maj^ from time to time be fixed 
by the city council with the approval of the mayor; but no 
member shall so receive in any one year more than fifteen 
hundred dollars or such other sum as may from time to time 
be fixed by the city council with the approval of the mayor. 

Section 2. Paragraph (a) of section 120 of said chapter 
479 is hereby amended b}'- striking out the last sentence and 
inserting in place thereof the following sentence : — Each 
member of the board of examiners shall receive for every 
day or part thereof of actual service ten dollars or such other 
sum as va&Y from time to time be fixed by the city council 
with the approval of the mayor; but no member shall so 
receive in any one year more than one thousand dollars or 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 213. 123 

such other sum as may from time to time be fixed by the 
city council with the approval of the mayor. 

Section 3. Paragraph (a) of section 121 of said chapter 
479 is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence 
and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — 
The member of the board of examiners of gasfitters who is 
a licensed master gasfitter shall be appointed annually by 
the maj'or for a term ending on the first day of May of the 
year next ensuing; and he shall receive for every day or part 
thereof of actual service ten dollars or such other sum as 
may from time to time be fixed by the city council with the 
approval of the mayor. 

Section 4. Section 2 of chapter 93 of the Special Acts 
of 1918, as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 
601 of the acts of 1951, is hereby further amended by strik- 
ing out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the 
following sentence: — The mayor shall designate the chair- 
man of the board of assessors who shall receive an annual 
salary of eighty-two hundred and sixty dollare or such other 
sum as may from time to time be fixed by the city council 
with the approval of the mayor; and the four other members 
of said board shall each receive an annual salary of sixty- 
seven hundred and sixty dollars or such other sum as may 
from time to time be fixed by the city council with the 
approval of the mayor. 

Section 5. Section 3 of said chapter 93, as most recently 
amended by section 2 of said chapter 601, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in 
place thereof the following sentence: — Each deputy assessor 
shall perform such duties as the board of assessors may pre- 
scribe, and shall receive an annual salary of sixty-two hun- 
dred and sixt}^ dollars or such other sum as may from time 
to time be fixed by the city council with the approval of the 
mayor. 

Section 6. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by the city council with the approval of the mayor. 

Approved April 3, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the county commissioners of phnij 213 

MIDDLESEX COUNTY TO PAY A SUM OF MONEY TO CHARLES "* 
H. McSWEENEY OF BELMONT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

For the purpose of discharging a moral obligation, the 
county commissioners of Middlesex county are hereby 
authorized to pay to Charles H. McSweeney of Belmont the 
sum of five hundred dollars to reimburse him for medical and 
dental expenses incurred by him as a result of an accident 
sustained in the probate court of said county on May seven- 
teenth, nineteen hundred and fifty-one. No payment shall 
be made hereunder until there shall have been filed mth the 
treasurer of said county an agreement signed by said Charles 



124 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 214, 215. 

H. McSweeney that the amount, if any, paid or to be paid 
for legal services rendered in connection with the passage of 
this act shall not exceed ten per cent of the sum paid here- 
under. Approved April 3, 1952. 



Chap.214: An Act providing that applicants for civil service 
examinations shall not be required to furnish 
certain information. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L. (Ter. Scction 13 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, as most 

etc!, 'amended'. Tccently amended by section 5 of chapter 703 of the acts of 

1945, is hereby further amended by adding at the end the 
for^dyfi"^^ following sentence: — In filing such application, no appli- 
serviceex- cant shall be required to furnish any information of arrest 
shmnn*ot"be Or convictiou of the following misdemeanors: — drunken- 
furnkh^ *° ness, Simple assault, speeding, minor traffic violations, affray 
certain or disturbance of the peace; provided, that the date of 

information. an-gst or conviction was ten years prior to the filing of said 

application. Approved April 3, 1952. 



Chap. 215 An Act establishing a traffic commission in the city 

OF EVERETT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. There is hereby established in the city of 
Everett, hereinafter referred to as the city, a traffic com- 
mission, to consist of the chief of police, chief of the fire 
department, superintendent of streets, city engineer and 
the inspector of wires. 

Section 2. The chief of police, or his representative, 
shall act as the chairman of said commission. The members 
of the commission shall receive no compensation for their 
services as commissioners, but all expenses incurred for the 
purposes of this act shall be paid by the city, from an appro- 
priation provided for that purpose. All statutes and ordi- 
nances applicable generally to departments shall apply to 
the commission. 

Section 3. The commission shall have exclusive author- 
ity, except as otherwise herein provided, to adopt, amend, 
alter and repeal rules and regulations, not inconsistent with 
the General Laws 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 the control of 
the city, including rules and regulations designating any 
way or part thereof under said control as a through way 
under and subject to the provisions of section nine of chapter 
eighty-nine of the General Laws, and may prescribe penal- 
ties not exceeding twenty dollars for the violation of any 
rule or regulation adopted hereunder. No such rule or regu- 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 216. 126 

lation, except such special rules and regulations as are 
declared by vote of the commission to be urgently required 
by consideration of pubhc safety or convenience or such as 
are of a temporary nature and are to be effective for a period 
of not more than thirty days, shall take effect until published 
for two successive weeks in one or more newspapers published 
in the city. Upon petitions of fifteen registered voters of the 
city relative to any rule or regulation adopted or proposed 
to be adopted under this section, the commission shall hold 
a public hearing thereon within thirty days after the filing 
with the commission of such petitions, and final action 
thereon shall be determined only by vote of a majority of the 
entire membership of the commission. The commission 
shall have power to erect signals, markings and other de- 
vices for the control of such traffic in the city and for in- 
forming and warning the public as to rules and regulations 
adopted hereunder, subject, however, to section two of 
chapter eighty-five and sections eight and nine of chapter 
eighty-nine of the General Laws. Nothing in this act shall 
be construed to authorize the commission to adopt any rule 
or regulation excluding trackless trolley vehicles or buses of a 
street railway or bus company from any way or part thereof 
in which it has a location, or to modify or limit any power 
or authority of the metropolitan district commission, of the 
state department of public works or the state department of 
pubhc utilities, or any power now vested in the mayor, 
board of aldermen or heads of departments with reference 
to the issuance of hcenses or permits for the opening, using 
or occupying of streets and sidewalks. 

Section 4. All existing ordinances, relating to the con- 
trol of vehicular traffic shall remain in full force and effect 
until superseded by regulations adopted by the commission 
under this act, and the adoption thereof shall not affect any 
act done, any right accrued, any penalty incurred, or any 
suit or prosecution pending, at the time of said adoption. 

Section 5. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by vote of the city council, subject to the pro- 
visions of the city charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 3, 1952. 



An Act extending the period of time during which Qliap 216 

THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD MAY APPROPRIATE MONEY 
FOR THE PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRIAL 
RESOURCES OF SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter 736 of the acts of 1949 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place 
thereof the following section : -^ Section 1 . Notwithstand- 
ing the provisions of any general or special law to the con- 
trary, the city of New Bedford may appropriate annually, 
for a period of six years commencing in the current year, a 



126 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 217, 218. 

sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars in any one year, 
for the purpose of creating a development and industrial 
commission for the promotion and development of the in- 
dustrial resources of said city. The commission shall conduct 
researches into industrial conditions and shall seek to co- 
ordinate the activities of unofiicial bodies organized for said 
purposes, and may advertise, prepare, print and distribute 
books, maps, charts and pamphlets which in its judgment 
will further the purposes for which it is created. In carrying 
out the provisions of this act the commission may appoint 
such experts, clerks and employees as it may require; pro- 
vided, that said appointees shall not be subject to the provi- 
sions of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws. The com- 
mission shall report quarterly in writing of its progress to 
the mayor and to the city council. Copies of said report 
shall be filed with the city clerk and the director of accounts, 
and shall be open for public inspection. Members of the 
commission or its authorized agents may travel within or 
without the commonwealth for the purpose of carrying out 
the provisions of this act. Appointments and money ex- 
pended hereunder shall be under the direction of the mayor 
and city council in accordance with its charter. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Avvroved April 7, 1952. 



Chap. 217 An Act placing the office of veterans' agent and 

DIRECTOR OF VETERANS* SERVICES IN THE TOWN OF CLINTON 
UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The ofiice of veterans' agent and director of 
veterans' services in the town of CUnton shall, upon the effec- 
tive date of this act, become subject to the civil service laws 
and rules, and the tenure of office of any incumbent thereof 
shall be unlimited, subject, however, to said laws. The in- 
cumbent of said office on said effective date shall be subjected 
by the division of civil service to a quaUfying examination, 
and if he passes said examination he shall be certified for 
said office and shall be deemed to be permanently appointed 
thereto without being required to serve any probationary 
period. 

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

Approved April 7, 1952. 



Chap. 218 An Act authorizing the city of lowell to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO MAURICE LAMBERT OF SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral 
obUgation, the city of Lowell may pay to Maurice Lambert 
of said city the sum of seventeen hundred and forty-six 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 219, 220. 127 

dollars and eighty-six cents to reimburse him for hospital, 
medical and other expenses incurred by him on account of 
injuries received by his minor daughter in the gymnasium 
of the high school of said city. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 7, 1952. 



An Act increasing the amount which the town of ayer Chav.219 

MAY BORROW FOR SEWERAGE AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL 
PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 300 of the acts of 1949 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 4 and inserting in place 
thereof the following section: — Section 4. For the purpose 
of paying the necessary expenses and habiUties incurred 
under this act, said town may, from time to time, borrow 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, two hundred and thirty-three thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes of the town therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, Ayer Sewer Loan, Act of 1949. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan. In- 
debtedness under this act shall be in excess of the statutory 
limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be subject to the 
provisions of chapter forty-four of the General Laws, in- 
cluding the limitations contained in the first paragraph of 
section seven thereof. 

Section 2. Action taken under this act at the annual 
town meeting held in the current year shall be as effective 
as though this act had been in full force and effect at the 
time the warrant for said meeting was posted. 

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

Approved April 7, 1952. 



An Act relative to the north sagamore water district. (7/j(jr).220 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter 290 of the acts of 1939 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 7 and inserting in place 
thereof the following section: — Section 7. Whenever an 
appropriation has been duly voted by said district for the 
purposes of this act, a certified copy of the vote with the 
apportionment made shall be rendered by the clerk to the 
assessors of the towns of Bourne and Sandwich, who shall 
assess the apportionment for each town in the same manner 
in all respects in which town taxes are required by law to 
be assessed; provided, that no estate shall be subject to 
any tax assessed on account of the system of water supply 
under this act, if, in the judgment of the board of water 
commissioners hereinafter provided for, after a hearing, due 
notice of which shall have been given, such estate is so 



128 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 221. 

situated that it can receive no aid in the extinguishment of 
fire from the said system of water supply, or receive no 
benefit in fire insurance grading therefrom, or both, or if 
such estate is so situated that the buildings thereon, or the 
buildings that might be constructed thereon, could not be 
supplied with water from said system in any ordinary or 
reasonable manner; but all other estates in said district 
shall be deemed to be benefited and shall be subject to the 
tax. A certified Ust of the estates exempt from taxation 
under the provisions of this section shall annually be sent 
by the board of water commissioners hereinafter provided 
for to the assessors, at the same time at which the clerk shall 
send a certified copy of the vote as aforesaid. The assess- 
ment shall be committed to the town collector, who shall 
collect said tax in the manner provided by law for the col- 
lection of town taxes, and shall deposit the proceeds thereof 
with the district treasurer for the use and benefit of said 
district. Said district may collect interest on overdue taxes 
in the manner in which interest is authorized to be collected 
on town taxes. 

Section 2. This act is enacted for the sole purpose of 
permitting taxes to be raised by the towns of Bourne and 
Sandwich for their proportionate share of the appropriation 
duly voted by the said North Sagamore Water District, 
established by chapter two hundred and ninety of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, and is to be construed 
as a continuation of the provisions of said act and not a new 
enactment except as herein provided. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect as of the first day 
of January, nineteen hundred and fifty-two. 

Approved April 7, 1952. 

Chap. 221 An Act establishing the number of signatures re- 
quired FOR NOMINATION TO STATE-WIDE OFFICES. 

prTambie"^ Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 

to defeat its purpose, which is to require the number of 
signatures provided thereby effective at the nominations 
to be held in the current year, 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: 

G.L. (Ter. Chapter 53 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 

§ 44.' etc.. striking out section 44, as most recently amended by section 

amended. g ^f chapter 337 of the acts of 1941, and inserting in place 

Number of thercof the following section : — Section 44- The nomina- 

r'eq"u'ired7or tion of Candidates for nomination at state primaries shall 

toTt^te-'°" b® ^y nomination papers. In the case of offices to be filled 

wide offices. by all the voters of the commonwealth such papers shall be 

signed in the aggregate by at least twenty-five hundred 

voters, not more than five hundred of the total number 

required to be credited to any one county. Such papers 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 222, 223. 129 

for all other offices to be filled at a state election shall be 
signed by a number of voters equal in the aggregate to five 
voters for each ward and each town in the district or county, 
but in no case shall more than two hundred and fifty be 
required. Approved April 7, 1952. 

An Act relative to the disposal of slash from lumber- Chap. 222 

ING operations. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 16 of chapter 48 of the General Laws, as amended Edo,.!? §i6. 
by section 1 of chapter 103 of the acts of 1943, is hereby etc.. 'amended! 
further amended by adding at the end the following : — , and 
all slash resulting from such cutting operations shall be cut 
and scattered in such a manner as to minimize the danger 
from fire, — so as to read as follows: — Section 16. Every Disposal of 
owner, lessee, tenant or occupant of lands or of any rights or fu^berin™ 
interests therein, except electric, telephone and telegraph operations, 
companies, who cuts or permits the cutting of brush, wood ^^^ 
or timber on lands which border upon woodland of another, 
or upon a highway or railroad location, shall dispose of the 
slash caused by such cutting in such a manner that the 
same will not remain on the ground within forty feet of any 
woodland of another, or of any highway or railroad location, 
and all slash resulting from such cutting operations shall be 
cut and scattered in such a manner as to minimize the 
danger from fire. Approved April 7, 1952. 

An Act permitting certain towns to revoke their Chav.22'^ 

ACCEPTANCE OF CERTAIN SPECIAL ACTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 4 of the General Laws is hereby amended by in- g l. (Ter. 
serting after section 4 the following section: — Section J^A. §4a, added. 
At any time after the expiration of three years from the date Revocation of 
on which any special act of the general court has been ac- fowTJ^or^ ^ 
cepted by the voters of a town, and not less than ninety days authorized^' 
before the date of an annual meeting, a petition signed by 
not less than ten per cent of the registered voters of the town 
may be filed with the selectmen, requesting that the question 
of revoking the acceptance of any special act be submitted 
to the voters. Thereupon the selectmen shall cause the Question to be 
question of revocation of the acceptance of such special act Ctfidai baiiot. 
to be placed on the ballot at the next annual election. At 
said election the vote shall be taken in answer to the follow- 
ing question, which shall be placed on the official ballot to 
be used for the election of town officers: — "Shall the ac- 
ceptance by the town of of an act passed 
by the General Court in the year , being chapter 
of the acts of , entitled 'An Act providing 
in the town of ' be revoked?" If such revo- 
cation is favored by a majority of the voters voting thereon 



130 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 224, 225. 

by ballot, the acceptance of said act shall be revoked and 
said act shall become null and void beginning with the first 
day of the month next following said revocation. This 
section shall not apply in towns having a population in 
excess of fifteen thousand inhabitants, nor shall it apply to 
any acceptance by a town authorizing but not requiring it 
to act in any manner, to any action taken under chapter 
thirty-one or thirty-two, to any special act in which other 
provision is made for revocation, to any special act which 
authorizes the making of a capital outlay or public improve- 
ment, nor to any special act involving participation or mem- 
bership in a district including a regional school district. No 
revocation of a special act hereunder shall affect in any 
manner any contractual rights, civil service rights, rights 
of tenure, or pension or retirement rights arising from the 
provisions of such special act. Approved April 7, 1952^ 



Chap. 224. An Act relative to the effective date of certain 

PENSION increases PAYABLE TO CERTAIN FORMER EM- 
PLOYEES OF THE TOWN OF SCITUATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The provisions of chapter eight hundred and twenty of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty, having been accepted 
by the voters of the town of Scituate at a special town meet- 
ing held on October fifteenth, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
one, shall be effective in said town as of January first, nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-one. Approved April 7, 1952. 



Chap.225 An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to appro- 
priate AND PAY A SUM OF MONEY TO CERTAIN PERSONS 
DOING BUSINESS UNDER THE NAME OF B. N. T. SAND & 
GRAVEL COMPANY OF WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral 
obligation, the city of Worcester is hereby authorized to 
appropriate and pay the sum of six thousand and seventy- 
one dollars and fifty-two cents to John Nardella, John Buduo, 
Frank Buduo and Augustine J. Triola, doing business under 
the name of B. N. T. Sand & Gravel Company of Worcester, 
for labor and materials furnished by said company, said sum 
being legally unenforceable against said city by reason of 
the fact that said labor and materials furnished in the repairs 
and construction of roads in said city were not included in 
a contract entered into by the company and said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by the city council of said city, subject to the 
provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 7, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 226, 227, 228. 131 

An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to sell a Chav. 22Q 

CERTAIN parcel OF LAND ON HOLDEN STREET IN SAID 
CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester is hereby authorized 
to sell at public auction to the highest bidder and convey, 
free and clear from any obligation to use the same for any 
public purposes, a certain parcel of land located on Holden 
street in said city and containing about twenty-two thousand 
and forty-six square feet, presently held under the jurisdic- 
tion and control of the parks and recreation commission. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council in accordance with the provisions of 
the city charter. Approved April 7, 1952. 

An Act reviving lynnfield water company for the Qfidj) 227 
sole purpose of selling and conveying certain 

PROPERTY and DISTRIBUTING THE PROCEEDS THEREOF. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would delay Emergency 
the corporation revived thereby in resuming the exercise preamWe. 
of its former corporate powers to the extent provided thereby, 
therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, neces- 
sary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Lynnfield Water Company, a corporation dissolved by 
chapter two hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and thirty-one, is hereby revived and continued 
for a period of two years from the effective date of this act 
for the sole purpose of selling and conveying title to certain 
property situated in the town of Lynnfield, and of distribut- 
ing the proceeds of said sale among those entitled thereto. 

Approved April 12, 1952. 

An Act authorizing the commissioner of mental health QJidij 228 
TO sell certain property of the commonwealth in 

THE city of WORCESTER. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend Emwgency 
to defeat its purpose, which is to provide a suitable site for 
the construction of an armory by the United States govern- 
ment with presently available federal funds to be used in 
the training program of the organized reserve corps of the 
United States army, 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. Subject to the approval of the governor and 
council, the commissioner of mental health, in the name and 
on behalf of the commonwealth, is hereby authorized to 



preamble. 



132 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 228. 

sell or transfer to the United States government for the sum 
of one dollar and other considerations a portion of land 
situated in the rear of Lake avenue in the city of Worcester, 
adjacent to land authorized to be sold to the United States 
government by chapter two hundred and ninety-eight of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty and chapter seven 
hundred and ninety-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty-one, said tract to contain a frontage of approximately 
five hundred feet along the said land previously sold to the 
United States government, with a depth of approximately 
one hundred and fifteen feet. The land is to be used by the 
United States government for the erection of an armory to 
be utilized in connection with the training program of the 
organized reserve corps of the United States army. This 
sale or transfer is to be subject to such conditions and restric- 
tions for the benefit of the Worcester state hospital as may 
seem advisable to the commissioner. 

Section 2. Upon the completion of the sale or transfer 
of the land referred to in section one of this act, jurisdiction 
over said land is hereby granted and ceded to the United 
States of America, but upon the express condition that the 
commonwealth shall retain concurrent jurisdiction with 
the United States of America in and over said land, in so 
far that all civil processes, and such criminal processes as 
may issue under the authority of the commonwealth against 
any person or persons charged with crimes committed with- 
out said land and all processes for collection of taxes levied 
under authority of the laws of the commonwealth, including 
the service of warrants, may be executed thereon in the 
same manner as though this cession had not been granted; 
provided, that the jurisdiction in and over the land above 
described shall revert to and revest in the commonwealth 
whenever such areas shall cease to be used for the purposes 
set forth in section one; and provided, further, that, in the 
event that the United States government fails to com- 
mence the erection of said armory on or before July thirty- 
first, nineteen hundred and fifty-two, said land shall revert 
to and revest in the commonwealth. 

Section 3. Section 2 of chapter 298 of the acts of 1950 

is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 18 and 19, the 

words "within two years after the effective date of this act" 

. and inserting in place thereof the words : — on or before 

July thirty-first, nineteen hundred and fifty-two. 

Section 4. Section 2 of chapter 796 of the acts of 1951 
is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 18 and 19, the 
words "within two years after the effective date of this act" 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — on or before 
July thirty-first, nineteen hundred and fifty-two. 

Approved April 12, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 229, 230, 231. 133 



An Act providing for the appointment of two mes- Chap. 229 

SENGERS FOR THE COURT OF PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY 
IN HAMPDEN COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 217 of the General Laws is hereby o. l. (Ter. 
amended by striking out section 32A, as appearing in the f a^V^^' 
Tercentenary Edition, and inserting in place thereof the amended. 
following section: — Section 32 A. The judges of probate Messengers 
for Hampden county may appoint two messengers for the c^uft "n"**^ 
court of probate and insolvency for said county, may remove ^^^'Jjpf®'* 
them at their pleasure, and may fill vacancies caused by anthoVizea. 
removal or otherwise. Said messengers shall wait upon said 
court and perform such duties as the judges may direct, 
including duty as court officers of said court. They shall, 
while in attendance on said court, wear uniforms, such as 
the court shall order, to be furnished at the expense of said 
county. 

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

Approved April 12, 1952. ****^- 

An Act authorizing the north raynham water district (7/i(27).230 

TO REFUND CERTAIN INDEBTEDNESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The North Raynham Water District, es- 
tablished by chapter four hundred and eighty-three of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and forty-nine, is hereby authorized 
to refund for a period not beyond November first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six, eight thousand dollars of an outstand- 
ing loan of ten thousand dollars borrowed on a note dated 
November first, nineteen hundred and fifty, and maturing 
November first, nineteen hundred and fifty-two, issued 
under chapter forty-four of the General Laws for the purpose 
of paying a part of the cost of construction of its water system, 
and to issue notes therefor which shall bear on their face the 
words North Raynham Water District Refunding Loan, 
Act of 1952. 

Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be subject to 
the provisions of chapter forty-four of the General Laws 
pertaining to such districts. 

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

Approved April 12, 1952. 

An Act permitting the city of lawrence to reinstate Qjion 231 

timothy M. RILEY AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE WELFARE 
DEPARTMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF RETIREMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Any provision of the law to the contrary 
notwithstanding, the city of Lawrence may reinstate Timothy 
M. Riley as an employee of the welfare department of said 



134 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 232. 



city for the purpose of retirement only. Upon such rein- 
statement, said Timothy M. Riley shall, upon his applica- 
tion, be retired under paragraph (a) of subdivision (2) of 
section five of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 12, 1952. 



Chap. 232 An Act relative to the taxation of personal property 
OF certain public utility companies. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 59. 
§ 5, etc., 
amended. 



Taxation of 
personal 
property of 
certain publie 
utility 
companies. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, which is to make effective at once its 
provisions relative to the taxation of personal property of 
certain public utility companies, therefore it is hereby de- 
clared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate 
preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. Clause Sixteenth of section 5 of chapter 59 
of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 
732 of the acts of 1949, is hereby further amended by insert- 
ing after the word "twenty-three", in line 10, the words: — 
, section fifty-two A, — so as to read as follows : — 

Sixteenth, Property, other than real estate, poles, under- 
ground conduits, wires and pipes, and other than machinery 
used in manufacture or in supplying or distributing water, 
owned by Massachusetts savings banks or co-operative 
banks, by Massachusetts corporations subject to taxation 
under chapter sixty-three except domestic business cor- 
porations as defined in section thirty of said chapter or 
domestic manufacturing corporations, as defined in section 
thirty-eight C of said chapter, or by foreign corporations 
subject to taxation under section twenty, section twenty- 
three, section fifty-two A or section fifty-eight of said chapter; 
provided, that, in the case of property owned by foreign 
corporations subject to taxation under said section twenty 
or under said section twenty-three, the laws of the state of 
incorporation, or, in the case of foreign corporations of 
other nations, the laws of the state where they have elected 
to establish their principal office in the United Sta,tes, grant 
similar exemption from taxation of tangible property owned 
by like corporations organized under or created by the laws 
of the commonwealth; also property, other than real estate, 
poles, underground conduits, wires and pipes, and other 
than machinery used in the conduct of the business, owned 
by domestic business corporations or by foreign corporations, 
as defined in section thirty of chapter sixty-three; also 
property, other than real estate, poles, underground conduits, 
wires and pipes, owned by domestic manufacturing cor- 
porations, as defined in section thirty-eight C of said chapter, 
or by foreign manufacturing corporations, as defined in 
section forty-two B of said chapter; provided, that the 
term "machinery used in the conduct of the business" shall 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 233 135 

not, as herein used, be deemed to include stock in trade and 
that the classification by the commissioner of domestic 
business corporations and foreign corporations, as defined in 
section thirty of chapter sixty-three, of domestic manu- 
facturing corporations, as defined in section thirty-eight C 
of said chapter, and of foreign manufacturing corporations, 
as defined in section forty-two B of said chapter, shall be 
followed in the assessment under this chapter of machinery 
used in the conduct of the business; and, provided further, 
that exemption under this clause shall not extend to a 
corporation subject to the provisions of section three of 
chapter one hundred and eighty-one, if such corporation 
has failed to comply with said provisions. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of January first, Efrective 
nineteen hundred and fifty-two. 

Approved April 12, 1952. 

An Act establishing harvard church and authorizing pi ^00 

THE transfer OF CERTAIN PROPERTY BY HARVARD CON- ^'^^P'^^^ 
GREGATIONAL society of BROOKLINE to SAID HARVARD 

church. 
Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Harvard Church, a voluntary religious as- 
sociation, and the Harvard Congregational Society of Brook- 
Une, an incorporated religious society incorporated under 
general law, both situated in Brookline, upon acceptance of 
this act by a two thirds vote of the members of each of said 
respective organizations present and voting at meetings 
called by each of said respective organizations for the pur- 
pose, and by the recording with the secretary of the common- 
wealth and in the registry of deeds for the county of Norfolk 
of certificates of said votes, duly made and sworn to by the 
respective clerks of said meetings, shall hereafter be a cor- 
poration by the name of Harvard Church. Said Harvard 
Church shall have all the powers, rights, franchises and 
privileges which the said voluntary religious association and 
the members of said Harvard Congregational Society of 
Brookline have heretofore acquired or enjoyed by statute, 
vote, gift, grant, usage, prescription or otherwise, and subject 
to all the duties and liabilities to which the said voluntary 
religious association and said members have heretofore been 
subject. Said Harvard Church shall have, except as may 
be provided otherwise in this act, all the rights, powers and 
privileges, and be subject to all the duties and liabilities, of 
religious corporations instituted under general law; and 
upon acceptance of this act as aforesaid, all members of said 
voluntary association and of said Harvard Congregational 
Society of Brookline shall be members of said new corpora- 
tion, Harvard Church. 

Section 2. The corporation created by section one is 
hereby authorized to receive and hold, or disburse for re- 
ligious, benevolent and charitable purposes, gifts, grants, 



136 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 233. 

bequests and devises of real and personal property to an 
amount, exclusive of all buildings and the land pertaining 
thereto, occupied or used by it for said purposes, not ex- 
ceeding the sum of one million dollars, with full power to 
sell and convey, in accordance with the terms of any trust 
upon which the same is held, any part or the whole of its 
said property, including said land and buildings, for purposes 
of investment and reinvestment, for the improvement, 
alteration or relocation of any of its said buildings, or for 
benevolences and charities and upon any such sale the 
proceeds thereof shall be held upon the same trusts upon 
which the property thus sold was held; and the purchaser 
shall not be responsible for the appUcation of the purchase 
money. 

Section 3. At any time after the acceptance of this act, 
as provided in section one, the said Harvard Congregational 
Society of Brookline and said voluntary association, or either 
of them may, by a two thirds vote of their respective mem- 
bers present and voting at meetings called for the purpose, 
authorize one or more persons in their name and on their 
behalf to execute, acknowledge and dehver proper deeds 
and other instruments conveying and transferring in fee 
simple any or all of their property, real and personal, except 
such as may be held or owned by them for or in connection 
with specific and limited charitable uses and trusts, to the 
corporation created by section one. Upon the acceptance 
of said conveyance by the corporation created by section 
one by a two thirds vote of its members present and voting 
at a meeting duly called for the purpose, there shall be 
recorded in the registry of deeds in the county of Norfolk 
said deed and other instruments of transfer, together with 
certificates, duly made and sworn to by the clerks of said 
meetings, respectively, of the said vote authorizing the said 
conveyance and the acceptance thereof. 

Section 4. At any time after the acceptance of this act, 
as provided in section one, the said Harvard Congregational 
Society of Brookline and the said voluntary association, or 
either of them, as, if and when authorized by the decree of 
a court of competent jurisdiction, may, by a two thirds vote 
of their members present and voting at meetings called for 
the purpose, convey and transfer property, real and personal, 
owned or held by them for or in connection with any and 
all specific and limited charitable uses and trusts to the 
corporation created by section one. 

Section 5. The property conveyed to, or vested in, the 
corporation created by section one, under the provisions of 
this act, shall not, after such conveyance and vesting, be 
applied or apportioned with reference to the source or the 
religious body aforesaid from which it was derived under 
the provisions of this act, but shall be administered and 
applied by the corporation created by section one, for its 
general church and charitable purposes and as a single 
consolidated property and fund. 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 234. 137 

Section 6. In case of doubt as to the manner in which 
any property, held in trust or otherwise, conveyed to or 
vested in the corporation created by section one, under the 
provisions of this act, or the income thereof, should be held, 
administered or applied by the said corporation, the matter 
may be determined by the supreme judicial court upon the 
application of any person interested or of the attorney 
general; and, until said court shall otherwise order, such 
property and the income thereof shall be held, administered 
and applied by the said corporation in accordance with the 
terms of the original trusts or as nearly in accordance there- 
with as is possible. Any person aggrieved by any provision 
of this act may, at any time within six months after the 
recording of such of the various deeds or other instruments 
in this act provided for, as is alleged to be the cause of such 
injury, apply by petition to the supreme judicial court to 
have his damages determined by a jury therein, or by or 
under the direction of said court; and damages so awarded, 
with the costs of suit allowed by statute in civil cases, at- 
tending such award, shall be paid by the corporation created 
by section one. 

Section 7. The records and the books and papers of 
said Harvard Congregational Society of BrookUne and of 
said voluntary association shall be the property of Harvard 
Church, the corporation created by section one, which shall 
consistently herewith have and enjoy all franchises, powers 
and privileges of every kind now or formerly belonging to 
said society and said association and shall assume and be 
subject to all the debts and liabilities thereof. 

Section 8. After the acceptance of this act as provided 
in section one, all gifts, grants, bequests and devises made 
to or for the benefit of said Harvard Congregational Society 
of Brookline and of said voluntary association, however 
described, shall vest in the corporation formed by section one. 

Section 9. The first meeting of the corporation created 
by section one shall be held on or before the twentieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and fifty-two. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 12, 1952. 



An Act validating the acceptance of a plan e form 
OF charter with plurality voting by the voters of 

the city of GLOUCESTER AT THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION 
held ON DECEMBER FOURTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND 
FIFTY-ONE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The acceptance of a Plan E form of charter 
with pluraUty voting by the voters at the municipal election 
held in the city of Gloucester on December fourth, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-one, including the substance and form of 
the referendum appearing on the ofiicial ballot, is hereby 
made legal and vaUd. 



Chap.2S4: 



138 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 234. 

Section 2. Notwithstanding any provision or provisions 
of sections one to forty-five, inclusive, or sections ninety- 
three to one hundred and sixteen, inclusive, of chapter forty- 
three of the General Laws, or the provisions of any other 
statute dealing with proportional representation which may 
indicate otherwise, the city of Gloucester shall be governed 
by the terms of a Plan E form of charter with pluraUty 
voting substituted for proportional representation, and 
with nominations of candidates for officers therein being 
made as provided in section six of chapter fifty-three of the 
General Laws, on and after January first, nineteen hundred 
and fifty-four, a city council of nine members and a school 
committee of six members to be elected according to law 
by plurality voting, the persons receiving the nine highest 
number of votes to be declared elected members of the city 
council, and the persons receiving the six highest number of 
votes to be declared elected to the school committee, without 
any preliminary election to be held before the election; the 
persons elected to take office on said date, and, except as 
aforesaid, their terms of office, salaries to be established, 
powers, duties, organization, meetings and all other matters 
concerning them, election of a maj^or by the city council, the 
duties of the mayor, the appointment, removal, qualifications, 
duties, rights and powers of a city manager and the provisions 
relating to other officers and employees of the city, to be 
determined in accordance with the provisions made therefor 
in said chapter forty-three relating to Plan E charters. 

Section 3. No provision of law defining proportional 
voting to be a distinguishing part or necessary attribute of 
a Plan E charter shall apply to the form of Plan E charter 
adopted by the voters of the city of Gloucester and to be in 
effect on and after January first, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-four, and notwithstanding any provision of law re- 
quiring a preliminary election to be held to select persons 
to be voted on at the election to elect the nine members of 
the city council and the six members of the school com- 
mittee, no such prehminary election shall be required in the 
city of Gloucester, and the persons to be voted on for mem- 
bership in the city council and in the school committee shall 
be by nomination under the procedure set forth in section 
six of chapter fifty-three of the General Laws. 

Section 4. The Plan E form of charter outlined in the 
foregoing sections, possessing all the attributes of the statu- 
tory Plan E charter except by substituting plurality voting 
for proportional voting, and dispensing with preliminary 
elections, shall continue to be the form of charter for govern- 
ing the city of Gloucester until the voters of said city shall 
adopt another form of charter in accordance with the proce- 
dure and provisions of chapter forty-three of the General 
Laws, or by special act of the general court. 

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

Approved April 12, 1962. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 235, 236. 139 



An Act providing for the payment of witness fees nhnj) 235 
TO officers of the division of state police in certain ^' 

cases. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 262 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. (Ter. 
inserting after section 53 A, inserted by chapter 455 of the new's^sfB, 
acts of 1949, the following section: — Section 53B. Any abided. 
officer of the division of state police, appointed under section t^'cerTain'^'^^ 
nine A of chapter twenty-two, on duty at night, or on vaca- p'^"ce officers 
tion or furlough, or on a day off, who attends as a witness oases 
in a civil or criminal case pending in a district court or in 
the superior court, or before any trial justice, shall be al- 
lowed a witness fee in the amount of three dollars for each 
day's attendance .except his first attendance as arresting 
officer. Approved April 12, 1952. 



authorized. 



An Act creating a development and industrial com- Chan 236 

mission in the city of BEVERLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general 
or special law to the contrary, the city of Beverly may ap- 
propriate annually for a period of three years, commencing 
in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-two, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty thousand dollars in any one year, for the 
purpose of creating a development and industrial commis- 
sion for the promotion and development of the industrial 
resources of the city. The commission shall conduct re- 
searches into industrial conditions and shall seek to co-ordi- 
nate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for said 
purposes, and may advertise, prepare, print and distribute 
books, maps, charts and pamphlets which in its judgment 
will further the purpose for which it is created. In carrying 
out the provisions of this act, the commission may appoint 
such experts, clerks and employees as it may require; pro- 
vided, that said appointees shall not be subject to the pro- 
visions of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws. Members 
of the commission or its authorized agents may travel within 
or without the commonwealth for the purpose of carrying 
out the provisions of this act. Appointments and money 
expended hereunder shall be under the direction of the 
mayor and board of aldermen in accordance with its charter. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by vote of the board of aldermen of said city, 
subject to the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 12, 1952. 



140 Acts, 1952.— Chaps. 237, 238. 

C hap. 2S7 An Act providing for the creation of a development 

AND industrial COMMISSION FOR THE CITY OF PEABODY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any 
general or special law to the contrary, the city of Peabody 
may appropriate annually for a period of three years com- 
mencing in the current year, a sum not exceeding twenty 
thousand dollars in any one year, for the purpose of creating 
a development and industrial commission for the promotion 
and development of the industrial resources of said city. 
The commission shall conduct researches into industrial 
conditions and shall seek to co-ordinate the activities of 
unofficial bodies organized for said purposes, and may adver- 
tise, prepare, print and distribute books, maps, charts and 
pamphlets which in its judgment will further the purposes 
for which it is created. In carrying out the provisions of 
this act the commission may appoint such clerks and other 
employees as it may require. Members of the commission 
or its authorized agents may travel within or without the 
commonwealth for the purpose of carrying out the provisions 
of this act. Appointments and money expended hereunder 
shall be under the direction of the mayor and city council in 
accordance with its charter. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to 
the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 12, 1952. 

C hap. 2S8 An Act authorizing the city of westfield to pay sums 

OF money to WILLIAM F. DOUGHERTY, ROBERT J. McGINN 
AND JOHN J. MORAN TO REIMBURSE THEM FOR EXPENSES 
CAUSED BY THEIR REMOVAL FROM THE POLICE FORCE 
OF SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Westfield, notwithstanding any 
statute or ordinance to the contrary, may appropriate and 
pay to William F. Dougherty a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five hundred dollars, may pay to Robert J. McGinn a sum 
not exceeding two thousand dollars and may pay to John J. 
Moran a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars to reimburse 
them for moneys expended for counsel fees and costs in 
connection with their appeal to the district court and other 
legal work caused by the action of the chief of police in 
suspending them as members of the police force of the city 
of Westfield, which appeal resulted in a reversal of the find- 
ing of said police chief and an order that they be reinstated 
as members of the poUce force. 

Section 2, This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by vote of the city council of the city of Westfield, 
subject to the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 12, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 239, 240. 141 



An Act authorizing towns to appropriate money for nhn-y) o^Q 

THE payment of PREMIUMS FOR GROUP LIFE INSURANCE ^' 

FOR ITS PERMANENT EMPLOYEES. 

Be it enacted^ etc., as follows: 

Section 5 of chapter 40 of the General Laws is hereby g. l. (Ter. 
amended by inserting after clause (43), inserted by chapter ftt!'amended. 
1 18 of the acts of the current year, the following clause : — 

(44) For the purpose of paying part of the premiums for Payment of 
group life insurance for permanent employees under the g^oupllfl ^"'^ 
provisions of sections one hundred and thirty-three to one insuitance for 
hundred and thirty-eight A, inclusive, of chapter one hundred emptoyeesT" 
and seventy-five. The amount of such insurance for any authorized, 
employees whose yearly gross compensation is less than 
two thousand dollars shall not exceed one thousand dollars, 
and for any employee whose yearly gross compensation is 
two thousand dollars or more, such amount shall not exceed 
two thousand dollars. Any increase in the amount of in- 
surance made possible by an increase in compensation shall 
take effect on the next succeeding poUcy anniversary, but no 
reduction in the amount of insurance shall be required on 
account of a reduction in compensation. Yearly gross com- 
pensation shall not include any overtime pay, and, in the 
case of hourly workers, shall be computed on the basis of 
scheduled required wc«-k hours. Fifty per cent of the amount 
of any premium thereon shall be paid by the town. Any 
dividends or other refunds or rate credits shall inure to the 
benefit of the town and shall be appUed to the cost of such 
insurance. Approved April 12, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the restoration of a certain 

PERSON TO the ELIGIBLE LIST FOR POLICE OFFICERS IN 
THE CITY OF HOLYOKE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The director of civil service is hereby au- 
thorized and directed, at the request of the mayor of the 
city of Holyoke, to restore James J. Stack to the existing 
eligible list for police entrance service in the pohce depart- 
ment of said city without examination and in accordance 
with the civil service laws and rules, for the remainder of 
the period of eligibility of the existing eligible Ust. 

Section 2. This act shall take full 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 12, 1952. 



Chap.2^0 



142 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 241, 242, 243. 



Chap. 24:1 An Act authorizing the superior court to designate 

A PROBATION OFFICER TO PERFORM CERTAIN DUTIES 
THROUGHOUT THE COMMONWEALTH, AND ESTABLISHING 
HIS COMPENSATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

G. L. (Ter. Section 83 of chapter 276 of the General Laws is hereby 

f 8'3,'e/c^,' amended by inserting after the sixth sentence, as appearing 
amended. [^ section 1 of chapter 774 of the acts of 1951, the following 

Designation Sentence : — One of said probation officers shall be desig- 
offfceT7or''*'°" nated by the court to perform supervisory and other duties 
suPFj'sory relating to probation matters of said court within the com- 
monwealth, and he shall receive from the commonwealth, in 
Compensation, addition to the compensation fixed by the court for probation 
officers, one thousand dollars annually for such services, to- 
gether with his reasonable expenses incurred in the per- 
formance of such services, but in no event to exceed two 
hundred and fifty dollars. Approved April 12, 1952. 



Chap. 242 An Act authorizing the city of lowell to increase 

THE RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE OF PATRICK F. FLANNERY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. For the purpose of promoting the public 
good, the city of Lowell is hereby authorized to increase the 
retirement allowance of Patrick F. Flannery, a former em- 
ployee of said city, to twelve hundred and eighty dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by vote of the city council of said city. 

Approved April 12, 1952. 



Chap.243 An Act relative, to the removal of ashes and refuse 

in the city of WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester shall provide for the 
collection and disposal of ashes and refuse from all dwelling 
houses, places of business, public buildings, institutions, and 
other premises in the city, in accordance with any ordinance 
or ordinances of the city and any regulations of the health 
department relative thereto; provided, that such collections 
shall be made at least once in each week and as much oftener 
as the city may by ordinance require; and provided, further, 
that the city may by ordinance require the placing of such 
ashes and refuse in suitable receptacles on sidewalks, public 
or private ways, or other convenient places for collection. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the citj'' council of the city of Worcester. 

Approved April 12, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 244, 245. 143 



An Act relative to the operation of unregistered Cha7).24:4: 

MOTOR vehicles AND TRAILERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 9 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as amended Edo.'oal's, 
by chapter 283 of the acts of 1941, is hereby further amended etei.'amendert. 
by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place 
thereof the following sentence : — No person shall operate, operation of 
push, draw or tow any motor vehicle or trailer, and the owner moTo? vehicles 
or custodian of such a vehicle shall not permit the same to r"„'l,iatid'^^' 
be operated, pushed, drawn or towed upon or to remain 
upon any way except as authorized by section three, unless 
such vehicle is registered in accordance with this chapter 
and carries its register number displayed as provided in 
section six, and, in the case of a motor vehicle, is equipped 
as provided in section seven, except that any motor vehicle 
or trailer may, if duly registered, be operated, pushed, drawn 
or towed upon or remain upon any way between the hours 
of twelve o'clock noon on December thirty-first of one year 
and twelve o'clock noon on January first of the following 
year if it carries its register number of either year displayed 
as provided in section six, and except that a tractor, trailer 
or truck may be operated without such registration upon 
any way for a distance not exceeding one half mile, if said 
tractor, trailer or truck is used exclusively for agricultural 
purposes, or for a distance not exceeding three hundred 
yards, if such tractor, trailer or truck is used for industrial 
purposes other than agricultural purposes, for the purpose 
of going from property owned or occupied by the owner of 
such tractor, trailer or truck to other property so owned or 
occupied; but violation of this section shall not constitute 
a defence to actions of tort for injuries suffered by a person, 
or for the death of a person, or for injury to property, unless 
it is shown that the person injured in his person or property 
or killed was the owner or operator of the motor vehicle the 
operation of which was in violation of this section, or unless 
it is shown that the person so injured or killed, or the owner 
of the property so injured, knew or had reasonable cause to 
know that this section was being violated. 

Approved April 12, 1952. 



An Act relative to the validity of certain federal fhnj) 045 

TAX liens. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 24 of chapter 36 of the General Laws, as appear- g. l. (Ter. 
ing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by amendid.^ ^^' 
adding at the end the following sentence : — No such federal validity of 
Uen shall be valid against any person other than the person tIx*?iL"ns!''^'^*' 
named in the lien, unless such lien is recorded, in the case of regulated. 
real property, in the district where the real estate is located, 



144 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 246, 247. 

and in the case of personal property in the office of the clerk 
of the city or town in which the person against whom a lien 
is filed resides or has his usual place of business. 

Approved April 12, 1952, 

C hap. 24:Q An Act relative to the dissolution of certain real 

ESTATE ATTACHMENTS BY OPERATION OF LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 339 of the acts of 1945 is hereby amended by 
striking out section 2 and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: — Section 2. An attachment of land, or of a right 
or interest therein, made prior to August twenty-third, 
nineteen hundred and forty-five shall, unless otherwise dis- 
solved, expire by operation of law on June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-three, unless the register of deeds in the 
county or district where said land or some part of it is situ- 
ated shall, before that date, at the written request of the 
plaintiff or his attorney bring forward the same upon the 
books of attachments. Subsequent bringing forward of such 
attachments and all fees to be charged for bringing forward 
attachments shall be governed by section one hundred and 
fourteen A of chapter two hundred and twenty-three of the 
General Laws. Approved April 12, 1952. 

Chap. 2^1 An Act authorizing municipalities to appropriate 

MONEY FOR THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN REASONABLE EX- 
PENSES INCURRED BY OR IN BEHALF OF CERTAIN SCHOOL 
PUPILS. 

prTambi°^^ Whcreas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 

to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize mthout delay 
the appropriation of money by municipaUties for the pay- 
ment of certain expenses incurred by or in behalf of certain 
school pupils, 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: 

Ed.V.io.ls, Section 1. Section 5 of chapter 40 of the General Laws, 

etc.. 'amended, as amended, is hereby further amended by inserting after 

clause (40A), inserted by chapter 525 of the acts of 1947, the 

following clause : — 

tionrfor'cer- (40B) For the payment, by providing insurance coverage 

tain medical or othcrwise, of the reasonable hospital, medical and surgical 

luthorfred. expeuscs incurred by or in behalf of any student in any of 

its public schools by reason of injury sustained by him while 

engaged in shop or laboratory work at such school. Money 

so appropriated shall be expended under the direction of the 

school committee. 

Section 2. Section 2A of chapter 224 of the acts of 1936, 
inserted by section 1 of chapter 334 of the acts of 1948, is 
hereby amended by inserting after clause (g) the following 
clause: — 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 248, 249, 250. 145 

(gyQ The payment, by providing insurance coverage or 
otherwise, of the reasonable hospital, medical and surgical 
expenses incurred by or in behalf of any student in any of 
the pubhc schools of said city by reason of injury sustained 
by him while engaged in shop or laboratory work at such 
school. Approved April 17, 1952. 

An Act providing that certain officers and employees QJidj) 248 

OF THE CITY OF LOWELL MAY BE ALLOWED CERTAIN HOLI- 
DAYS WITHOUT LOSS OF PAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of any gen- 
eral or special law to the contrary, the city council of the 
city of Lowell may by ordinance designate such legal holi- 
days as they may select, which hoUdays so selected shall be 
allowed without loss of pay to laborers, workmen and me- 
chanics employed by said city, and to such other classes or 
groups of employees and officers of said city as said city 
council may specify in such ordinance. 

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

Approved April 17, 1952. 

An Act authorizing the establishment, equipment /^^„„ 040 

AND maintenance BY THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COM- ^'*'(^V'^^^ 
MISSION OF PLAY AREAS ON THE STORROW MEMORIAL EM- 
BANKMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The metropoUtan district commission is 
hereby authorized and directed to construct, and to equip 
with such structures and facilities as may be necessary to 
provide suitable and adequate recreation, play areas for 
children along the new Embankment road on the Storrow 
Memorial Embankment at or near Granby street in the city 
of Boston, and to maintain the same. For such purposes, 
said commission shall expend such sums as may be available 
to it under the provisions of chapter three hundred and six 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-nine, chapter six 
hundred and eighty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty, or any appropriation heretofore or hereafter made. 

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

Approved April 17, 1952. 

An Act abolishing the board of index commissioners ni.f,^ o^fl 

IN the county of SUFFOLK AND TRANSFERRING THE ^" 

POWERS AND DUTIES OF SAID BOARD TO THE REGISTER OF 
DEEDS IN SAID COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 28 of chapter 36 of the General Laws, g. l. (Xer. 
as appearing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended f^^AcEfd * ^^' 
by striking out, in line 1, the words ", except in Suffolk *"""' 



146 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 251. 



Classified 
copies of 
indexes. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 36, I 31, 
repealed. 
Powers and 
duties of 
board of index 
commissioners 
transferred. 



Effective 
date. 



county,", — so as to read as follows: — Section 28. Each 
register shall annually, at the expense of the county, cause 
competent persons to make copies of the indexes of the 
preceding year, in which the grantors and grantees shall be 
classified by their respective surnames in alphabetical order, 
and arranged thereunder in the order in which the deeds and 
other conveyances to which they refer were left for record. 
He may also cause the Christian names of the grantors and 
grantees, as well as their surnames, to be arranged in alpha- 
betical order in such lists. Such copies shall in other respects 
be in the form required for the original indexes. 

Section 2. Section 31 of said chapter 36, as so appearing, 
is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. The terms of office of the members of the 
board of index commissioners in office immediately prior 
to the efi"ective date of this act shall terminate on said effec- 
tive date, and the employees of said board on said effective 
date assigned to work hereafter to come under the supervision 
of the register of deeds in Suffolk county as provided by this 
act shall be retained by said register for said work, in so far 
as said register deems it necessary for the proper exercise and 
performance of the powers and duties transferred to him 
by this act. 

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

Approved April 17, 1952. 



Chap 



,251 An Act relative to the method of assessing the amount 

WHICH the commonwealth MAY BE CALLED UPON TO 
PAY THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY ON ACCOUNT 
OF A DEFICIENCY AS OF THE LAST DAY OF DECEMBER, 
NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY-ONE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The seventh paragraph of section 13 of 
chapter 544 of the acts of 1947, as most recently amended by 
section 1 of chapter 323 of the acts of 1951, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "fifty", in line 18, the 
words : — or on account of a deficiency as of the last day of 
December, nineteen hundred and fifty-one, — so as to read 
as follows : — 

In case the commonwealth shall be called upon to pay 
the authority any amount under this section on account of 
a deficiency existing as of the last day of December in the 
year nineteen hundred and forty-nine, or as of the last day of 
December in any year thereafter, such amount, with interest 
or other charges incurred in borrowing the money for the 
purpose, shall be assessed upon the cities and towns consti- 
tuting the authority as provided by section twenty of chapter 
fifty-nine of the General Laws, as amended, in proportion 
to the number of persons in said cities and towns using the 
service of the authority at the time of said payment, said 
proportion to be determined and reported to the state 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 252, 253. 147 

treasurer by the trustees from computations made in their 
discretion for the purpose; provided, that any amount 
which the commonwealth is called upon to pay the authority 
on account of a deficiency as of the last day of December, 
nineteen hundred and forty-nine or on account of a deficiency 
as of the last day of December, nineteen hundred and fifty 
or on account of a deficiency as of the last day of December, 
nineteen hundred and fifty-one, with interest and other 
charges inciured in borrowing the money for the purpose, 
shall be assessed upon the cities and towns constituting the 
authority as provided by section twenty of chapter fifty-nine 
of the General Laws, as amended, in proportion to the 
amounts paid under the last preceding assessment under 
section fourteen of chapter one hundred and fifty-nine of 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen. 

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

Approved April 17, 1952. 



An Act providing for nominations by preliminary Qhn^ 252 

ELECTIONS OF CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIVE MUNICIPAL ^' 

OFFICES IN THE CITY OF FITCHBURG. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloivs: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of the first 
paragraph of section forty-four H of chapter forty-three of 
the General Laws to the contrary, the city of Fitchburg 
shall nominate by preliminary elections candidates for elec- 
tive municipal offices in said city, in accordance with sections 
forty-four A to forty-four G, inclusive, of said chapter forty- 
three. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the registered 
voters of the city of Fitchburg 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 in 
said city at said election: — "Shall an act passed by the 
General Court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-two, 
entitled, 'An Act providing for nominations by preliminary 
elections of candidates for elective municipal offices in the 
city of Fitchburg,' be accepted?" If a majority of the votes 
in answer to said question is in the affirmative, this act shall 
take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 17, 1952. 



An Act requiring red reflectors on certain commer- nhn'n 25S 

CIAL MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAILERS. p.^^OO 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 7 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as most g. l. fXpr. 
recently amended by chapter 370 of the acts of 1951, is fto:l'am;miI;i. 
hereby further amended by striking out the eleventh sen- 
tence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence : — 



148 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 254, 255. 



vehioles and 
trailers, 
retiuired . 



on'ienain*°" Evcry Commercial motor vehicle or trailer weighing, with 
commercial its load, morc than twelve thousand pounds, shall, in addi- 
tion to such rear light, be equipped with a red reflector of a 
type complying with such minimum standards for con- 
struction and performance as the registrar may prescribe, so 
placed at the rear of such vehicle as to reflect rays of Ught 
thrown upon such reflector from behind. 

Approved April 17, 1952. 



Chap.254: An Act further regulating the dropping, throwing, 

DEPOSITING OR PLACING OF CERTAIN SUBSTANCES LIKELY 
TO CAUSE A FIRE. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 148, 
§ 54, etc., 
amended. 



Penalty for 
disposing of 
articles likely 
to cause fires. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 54 of chapter 148 of the General Laws, as amended 
by section 2 of chapter 370 of the acts of 1948, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word ''land", in 
line 3, the words : — or open fields, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 6^. Whoever drops or throAvs from any 
vehicle while the same is upon a public or private way run- 
ning along or near forest land or open fields, or, except as 
permitted by law, drops, throws, deposits or otherwise 
places in or upon forest land, any hghted cigarette, cigar, 
match, live ashes or other flaming or glowing substance, or 
any substance or thing which in and of itself is likely to 
cause a fire, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one 
hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than 
thirty days. Approved April 17, 1952. 



Chap.255 An Act requiring operators of commercial motor 

VEHICLES TO GIVE CERTAIN INFORMATION TO INSPECTORS 
AND EXAMINERS OF THE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE 
DIVISION. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

Section 14B of chapter 159B of the General Laws, inserted 
by section 5 of chapter 664 of the acts of 1951, is hereby 
amended by striking out, in line 4, the word "the" and in- 
serting in place thereof the words: — address and the name 
and, — so as to read as follows : — Section l^B. Any person 
who, while operating or in charge of a commercial motor 
vehicle, refuses, when requested by an investigator or ex- 
aminer of the commercial motor vehicle division, to give his 
name and address and the name and address of the owner of 
such commercial motor vehicle, or who gives a false name or 
address, or who refuses or neglects to stop when signalled by 
said investigator or examiner who is in uniform or displays 
his badge conspicuously on the outside of his outer coat or 
garment, or fails or refuses on demand of such investigator 
or examiner to produce his Ucense to operate such vehicle, 
or his certificate of registration, or to permit such investi- 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 159B, 
§ 14B, etc.. 
amended. 



Penalty for 
refusal to give 
certain infor- 
mation to 
motor vehicle 
division. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 256, 257. 149 

gator or examiner to take the license or certificate in hand 
for the purpose of examination, or refuses on demand of such 
investigator or examiner to sign his name in the presence of 
such investigator or examiner, shall be punished by a fine of 
not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than one hundred 
dollars. Approved April 17, 1952. 

An Act relative to procedure in connection with the Cha7}.256 

PARDONING POWER. 

FJe it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 152 of chapter 127 of the General Laws is hereby g- l- (Ter. 
amended by striking out the second paragraph, as appearing § 152/eto., 
in chapter 42 of the acts of 1951, and inserting in place """"'^'ed. 
thereof the following paragraph : — 

The commissioner shall, forthwith upon receipt of such ,^''°on1iec*tion 
petition, cause copies thereof, together with copies of all with the 
statements and signatures appended thereto, to be delivered pow °r°'r"egii- 
or mailed to the attorney general, the district attorney in ''*'^'*- 
whose district said sentence was imposed, the chief of police 
of the municipality where the crime was committed, and the 
parole board. Within not less than two weeks and not more 
than six weeks from the date of said delivery or mailing the 
commissioner shall transmit the original petition, together 
with all statements and signatures appended thereto, to the 
governor, together with his written recommendation con- 
cerning said petition. The attorney general, district attorney, 
police chief and the parole board shall each forthwith, upon 
receipt from the commissioner of the copy of the said peti- 
tion, file with the governor and with the commissioner their 
respective written recommendations as to whether or not 
said pardon should be granted. Said recommendations 
shall be filed with the commissioner by tendering the same 
in person or by mailing the same by registered mail, and 
upon receipt thereof by the commissioner such recommenda- 
tions and the petition to which they relate shall thereupon 
become a matter of pubhc record. 

Approved April 17, 1952. 

An Act relative to the withdrawal from co-opera- CJiqj) 257 
tive banks of shares and accounts and interest ^" 
and dividends thereon. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend ^/^ambiT'' 
to defeat its purpose, which is to allow withdrawals from 
co-operative banks of the interest and dividends paid or 
credited upon shares or accounts, 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 13 of chapter 170 of the General g^^^- {^"j ^3 
Laws, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 371 of the acts of etc., 'amended. ' 
1950, is hereby amended by adding at the end of paragraph 



150 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 257. 



Certain 
withdrawals 
from co-opera- 
tive banks, 
regulated. 



G. L. (Ter. 

Ed.), 170, § 17, 
etc., amended. 
Same subject. 



Notice of 
withdrawal. 



(d) of subsection 1 the following sentence : — In the event 
of any withdrawal before maturity of interest or dividends 
paid or credited upon serial shares, the remaining with- 
drawal value of such shares may, unless withdrawn by the 
holder, be transferred by the corporation into paid-up shares 
or into a savings share account, or both. 

Section 2. Said chapter 170 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 17, as so appearing, and inserting 
in place thereof the following section : — Section 1 7. Shares 
and accounts and interest and dividends paid or credited 
thereon shall be withdrawable on demand subject to the 
provisions of this section and of other applicable provisions 
of law, and the full value thereof shall be paid, less any 
charges legally incurred, and less such part, if any, of the 
profits credited to shares on or before December thirty-first, 
nineteen hundred and fifty-one, as the by-laws may prescribe. 

The corporation may at any time require a shareholder 
to give a written notice, not exceeding ninety days, of his 
intention to withdraw the whole or any part of his shares 
or accounts or to apply for a share loan, and if such notice 
is required of ten or more shareholders in any one day it 
shall be deemed a general requirement and reported to the 
commissioner immediately. The board of directors, with 
the approval of the commissioner, or the commissioner in 
his discretion, may require not more than six months' notice 
of intention to make withdrawals or to apply for share 
loans, but no such notice shall be required \\ath respect to 
shares or accounts on which notice already shall have been 
filed under the preceding sentence. Until any requirement 
of notice is removed, (a) no payments on account of with- 
drawals or share loans shall be made except to the extent 
approved by the commissioner and the board of directors, 
and except in the order^of the expiration of the notices; 
(6) no loans except share loans as herein hmited shall be 
made; and (c) no dividends or interest shall, until the 
expiration of the notice period, be paid in cash to the holders 
of any shares or accounts on which notice has been filed, 
but shall be credited thereto. 

The directors at any time may by written order, without 
the requirement of notice, provide that not more than one 
half of the amount of cash then on hand and in banks and 
one half of the funds received thereafter until such order is 
rescinded shall be apphed to the payment of the demands of 
withdrawing or borrowing shareholders, and such limitations 
shall be effective until the rescission of such order by vote 
of the board of directors or by direction of the commissioner. 

The directors, with the approval of the commissioner, 
or the commissioner in his discretion if he deems it to be in 
the best interest of all the shareholders, may by written 
order, without the requirement of notice, fix a maximum 
percentage or amount which may be paid on shares and ac- 
counts and on share loans at any one time or during any 
period or periods specified in such order. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 258, 259. 151 

Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding two 
paragraphs, and of the last sentence of section two, and of 
the provision contained in the first sentence of section forty- 
six for the reduction of liabiUty, interest or dividends paid 
or credited upon shares or accounts after December thirty- 
first, nineteen hundred and fifty-one shall be withdrawable 
on demand, subject only to such notice of intention to 
withdraw as from time to time may be required in accordance 
with the provisions of the second paragraph of this section. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect as of January Effective 
first, nineteen hundred and fifty-two. *'"■ 

Approved April 24, 1952. 

An Act authorizing the town of Pembroke to use a qJki^ 258 
certain portion of the j. j. shepherd memorial forest ^' 
for the erection of a town storage building and 
validating a deed heretofore made by the selectmen 
conveying a portion thereof. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Pembroke is hereby authorized 
to use such portion of the town forest lot, known as the 
J. J. Shepherd Memorial Forest, adjacent to Mattakeesett 
street, as may be determined by the committee of three 
appointed under Article forty-two of the annual town meet- 
ing held on March third, nineteen hundred and fifty-two, 
for the erection of a town storage building, and, after said 
determination, the land and the building shall be under the 
care and control of the highway surveyor. 

Section 2. The action of the selectmen in executing 
and delivering to Charles M. Sherman, Theodore A. Sherman 
and Allen B, Sherman a deed dated June twenty-fourth, 
nineteen hundred and forty-six, and recorded with Plymouth 
Deeds, Book nineteen hundred and twenty-six. Page three 
hundred and eighteen, conveying a parcel of land containing 
twelve acres more or less of the town forest lot, known as the 
J. J. Shepherd Memorial Forest, lying westerly from Matta- 
keesett street, is hereby validated and confirmed. 

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

Approved April 24, 1952. 

An Act relative to salaries of mayors, city managers, Qhnj) 059 

COUNCILLORS AND MEMBERS OF BOARDS OF ALDERMEN. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 39 of the General Laws is hereby g. l. (Xer. 
amended by inserting after section 6, as appearing in the np't^'§^6A, 
Tercentenary Edition, the following section: — Section 6 A. added. 
Notwithstanding the provisions, of any city charter to the miyS cLun- 
contrary the mayor and the members of the city council or cuiors, etc. 
other legislative body of a city, shall receive for their services 
such salary as the city council or other legislative body of 



152 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 260. 

said city shall by ordinance determine, and shall receive no 
other compensation from the city. No increase or reduction 
in such salaries shall take effect during the term in which 
such increase or reduction is voted, and no change in such 
ordinance shall be made between the election of a new 
council or other legislative body and the qualification of the 
new council or other legislative body. No ordinance provid- 
ing for such increase or decrease in said salaries shall take 
effect in any city unless it is approved by a majority of the 
registered voters of the city voting thereon at the next regu- 
lar municipal election. 
G. L. (Ter. SECTION 2. Chapter 43 of the General Laws is hereby 

uta! added, amended by inserting after section 17 the following section: 
Same subject. — Sectionl7A. The mayor or city manager and the mem- 
bers of the city council shall receive for their services such 
salary as the city council shall by ordinance determine, and 
they shall receive no other compensation from the city. No 
increase or reduction in the salaries of mayor or city council- 
lors shall take effect during the term in which such increase 
or reduction is voted, and no change in such salaries shall 
be made between the election of a new council and the 
quaUfication of the new council. No ordinance providing 
for such increase or decrease in the salaries of the mayor or 
the members of the city council shall take effect unless it 
is approved by a majority of the registered voters of the city 
voting thereon at the next regular municipal election. 
G. L. (Ter. SECTION 3. Said chapter forty-three is hereby further 

62, 78^|'7^and^' amended by striking out sections fifty-one, sixty-two, 
loi. stricken geveuty-eight, eighty-seven and one hundred and one. 
Subject to Section 4. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions 

approval by of this act any city on or before August fifteenth in the year 
voters. nineteen hundred and fiity-two may by ordinance provide 

for a salary increase for the mayor and city councillors. 
Such ordinance shall be placed on the ballot at the state 
election to be held in the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
two and shall take effect on January first in the year nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-three if approved by a majority of the 
registered voters of the city voting thereon, but not other- 
wise. Approved April 24, 1952. 

C/iao.260 ^N ^'^ relative to compensation for overtime serv- 

ICE IN certain cases BY POLICE OFFICERS OF THE CITY 
OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 426 of the acts of 1949 
is hereby amended by inserting after the word "parade", 
in line 6, the words : — , marathon race, road race or any 
public celebration. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the 
provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 24, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 261, 262, 263. 153 



An Act providing for a presumption that the death Chap.2Ql 
OF a certain police officer in the city of boston 
occurred in line of duty. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purposes of section eighty-nine A 
of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, Manassah E. 
Bradley, Junior, who, while a police officer of the city of 
Boston, died from injuries received through the discharge 
of his police revolver, shall, unless the contrary be sho\vn by 
competent evidence, be presumed to have died as the natural 
and proximate result of an accident occurring while he was 
acting in the performance and within the scope of his duty. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the mayor and the city council of the city of Boston. 

Approved April 24, 1952. 



Chap.262 



An Act defining the term "received" as used in the 
income tax law. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 62 of the General Laws is hereby amended by «• l. (Ter. 
adding at the end, under the heading definition, the follow- f ei,' add^* 
ing section : — Section 61 . Income shall be deemed to be 
received within the meaning of the term "received", as " Received -a? 
used in this chapter, even though the same is withheld from "ncome tax 
the person entitled thereto in payment of or to secure the '**• ^^efined. 
payment of any tax imposed by the federal government or 
by any state or foreign government. 

Approved April 24, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the town of danvers to reinstate QJkij) 263 
john m. caskin in the employ of said town. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, 
the town of Danvers may reinstate John M. Caskin as an 
employee of said town. Upon such reinstatement he shall 
again become a member of the retirement system of said 
town, with all the rights and obligations entailed by such 
membership as if he had not been retired; provided, that 
he shall receive no creditable service from the date of his 
retirement to the date of his reinstatement and upon his 
subsequent retirement the provisions of paragraph (2) (6) 
of section eight of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, 
relative to restoration to service of members retired for 
disability shall apply whether or not such subsequent retire- 
ment is for disability. Approved April 24, 1952. 



154 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 264, 265, 266. 



Chap.2Q4: An Act requiring owners of tenement and apartment 

HOUSES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON TO PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN 
THEREFOR SUITABLE RECEPTACLES FOR ASHES, GARBAGE, 
REFUSE AND OTHER LIKE MATTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The owner of every tenement and apart- 
ment house in the city of Boston shall provide and maintain 
therefor suitable covered water-tight metal receptacles for 
garbage, unless there is installed and maintained in such 
tenement or apartment house other means for the immediate 
disposal of garbage, and shall provide and maintain therefor 
suitable metal receptacles for ashes, refuse and other like 
matter. 

Section 2. Violations of this act shall be punished by a 
fine not exceeding twenty dollars for each offence. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of the city of Boston, subject to 
the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved April S4, 1952. 

Chap.2Q5 An Act authorizing the county commissioners of 

ESSEX county to EXPEND AN ADDITIONAL SUM OF MONEY 
FOR THE ERECTION AIS;D EQUIPMENT OF A CERTAIN COURT 
HOUSE IN THE CITY OF LAWRENCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The county commissioners of Essex county are hereby 
authorized to expend a sum not exceeding fifty thousand 
dollars, in addition to the amount authorized by chapter 
seven hundred and fifty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fifty, for the erection, originally equipping, and land 
damages, if any, of a court house with adequate quarters for 
the district court and the registry of deeds, located within 
a radius of one quarter of a mile from the present existing 
district court house in the city of Lawrence. 

Approved April 24, 1952. 

Chap.2QQ An Act defining *' non-resident" and "owtster" as 

USED IN THE LAWS PERTAINING TO MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Edj,'9o!l"i, Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 90 of the General Laws 
amended. ' is hereby amended by striking out the definition of "Non- 
resident", as appearing in the Tercentenary Edition, and 
inserting in place thereof the following : — 
de^t^'deTned. " Non-resideut ", any person whose legal residence is not 
within the commonwealth, but not including any person who 
has a place of business within the commonwealth and uses 
motor vehicles or trailers in connection with said place of 
business. 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 267. 155 

Section 2. Said section 1 of said chapter 90 is hereby EdVqo^T'i 
further amended by inserting after the definition of "Opera- further' 
tor", as so appearing, the following definition: — amended. 

"Owner" shall include, but not be restricted to, any "Owner" 
lessee or bailee of a motor vehicle registered in another state "defined. 
or country, and having exclusive use thereof under lease or 
otherwise for a period greater than thirty days in the aggre- 
gate within a calendar year. Approved April 2 If, 1952. 

An Act providing for the recognition of certain Chap. 267 

JANITORIAL SERVICES RENDERED IN THE BOSTON PUBLIC 
SCHOOLS AS CREDITABLE SERVICE UNDER CERTAIN RE- 
TIREMENT SYSTEMS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Any person who, on the effective date of this 
act, is a member of the Boston retirement system or of the 
State-Boston retirement system, and who, at any time 
between February first, nineteen hundred and twenty-three 
and September first, nineteen hundred and forty-three, 
rendered janitorial service in a public school of the city of 
Boston for which he was paid by the custodian of such 
school may, within three years from said effective date or 
such further time as the Boston retirement board, in the 
event of obvious hardship, may in its discretion allow, pay 
into the annuity savings fund of the retirement system of 
which he is a member, in one sum, or in instalments upon 
such terms and conditions as said retirement board may 
prescribe, make-up payments in a sum equal to the amounts 
which, under the Boston retirement act, would have been 
withheld from his compensation for services so rendered 
during said period had he been an employee of the city of 
Boston and a member of the Boston retirement system, 
together with regular interest thereon. Upon the completion 
of such make-up payments, such member shall receive the 
same credit for services so rendered as would have been 
allowed had such services been rendered by him as an em- 
ployee of the city of Boston. In the event any retirement 
allowance becomes effective prior to the completion of such 
make-up payments, such member shall, in addition to 
credit for his actual membership service, be entitled to 
credit for that proportion of service rendered by him as 
aforesaid which the total amount of his make-up payments 
actually made, together with regular interest thereon to 
the date his retirement allowance becomes effective, bears 
to the total amount of what his make-up payments, together 
with regular interest thereon to such latter date, would 
have been had he made payment thereof in one sum on such 
latter date. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance during the current year by vote of the city council 
of the city of Boston, with the approval of its mayor, but 
not otherwise. Approved April 24, 1952. 



156 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 268, 269. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.). 147, 
new § 17A, 
added 
Days off or 
extra pay 
for police 
in certain 
cities and 
towns. 



Chap. 268 An Act providing that police officers of certain 

CITIES AND towns SHALL BE GIVEN AN ADDITIONAL DAY 
off duty or, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AN ADDI- 
TIONAL day's pay when they are REQUIRED TO WORK 
ON CERTAIN LEGAL HOLIDAYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 147 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 17 the following section: — Sec- 
tion 17 A. If any police officer of a city or town is required 
to work on January first, February twenty-second, April 
nineteenth, May thirtieth, July fourth, the first Monday of 
September, October twelfth, November eleventh, Thanks- 
giving day or Christmas day, or the day following when 
any of the five days first mentioned, or October twelfth, 
November eleventh or Christmas day, occurs on Sunday, 
he shall be given an additional day off, or, if such additional 
day off cannot be given because of personnel shortage or 
other cause, he shall be entitled to an additional day's pay; 
provided, that, in the case of a police officer who works five 
or more days a week, and whose regular day off falls on any 
of the aforementioned holidays except when such holiday 
occurs on Saturday, an additional day shall be allowed, or 
payment in lieu of one day shall be allowed. This section 
shall take effect in a city having a Plan E charter when 
accepted by the affirmative vote of a majority of the city 
council, and in the case of other cities by vote of the city 
council, subject to the provisions of its charter, and in a 
town by a majority vote at an annual town meeting. 

Approved April 24, 1952. 



Chap.2Q9 An Act extending the operation of an act to provide 

FOR THE SAFETY OF THE COMMONWEALTH DURING THE 
EXISTENCE OF AN EMERGENCY RESULTING FROM DISASTER 
OR FROM HOSTILE ACTION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 22 of chapter 639 of the acts of 1950 is hereby 
amended by striking out, in line 4, the word "fifty-two" 
and inserting in place thereof the word: — fifty-three, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 22. This act or any part 
hereof shall become inoperative by the adoption of a joint 
resolution to that effect by the house and senate acting con- 
currently or in any event on July first, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-three. Approved April 24, 1952. 



The Commonwealth of Massachusett.s, 
Executive Department, State House, 

Boston, May 13, 1952. 

The Honorable Edward J. Cronin, Secretary of the Comniomvealth, 
Slate Hotise, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Dear Mr. Secretary: — I, Paul A. Dever, pursuant to 
the provisions of Article 48 of the Amendments to the Con- 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 270. 157 

stitution, The Referendum, II, Emergency Measures, hereby 
declare that in my opinion the immediate preservation of 
the public peace, health, safety and convenience requires 
that the law entitled, "An Act extending the Operation of 
an Act to Provide for the Safety of the Commonwealth dur- 
ing the Existence of an Emergency resulting from Disaster 
or from Hostile Action" and the enactment of which re- 
ceived my approval on April 24, 1952, should take effect 
forthwith. 

I further declare that in mj^ opinion said law is an emer- 
gency law and the facts constituting the emergency are as 
follows : 

Postponement of the operation of this act for 90 days 
would leavp the Commonwealth and its cities and towns 
without Civil Defense Organizations for almost a month 
during a period of National emergency and would seriously 
interfere with a program on the part of the State Civil 
Defense Agency and many local agencies of procuring vital 
civil defense materials, equipment and supphes much of 
which is already on order and which they must be ready to 
receive and store when shipped. 

Very truly yours, 

Paul A. Dever, 

Governor. 



Office of the Secretary, Boston, May 13, 1952. 

I, Edward J. Cronin, hereby certify that the accompany- 
ing statement was filed in this office by His Excellency the 
Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at ten 
o'clock and forty-five minutes, a.m., on the above date, and 
in accordance with Article Forty-eight of the Amendments 
to the Constitution said chapter takes effect forthwith, being 
chapter two hundred and sixty-nine of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-two. 

Edward J. Cronin, 
Secretary of the Commonwealth. 



An Act relative to the care and treatment of tuber- Chav 270 

CULOSIS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend ^rTambi""^ 
to defeat its purpose, which is in part to make immediately 
operative certain amendments to the laws relative to the 
care and treatment of tuberculosis, therefore it is hereby 
declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate 
preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 111 of the General Laws is hereby q. l. (Xer. 
amended by striking out section 65, as most recently amended ^do- ^^^' 
by section 1 of chapter 562 of the acts of 1951, and inserting amended.' 



158 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 270. 



Preference in 
admissions 
to Rutland 
state sana- 
torium. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 111. 
§ 66, etc., 
amended. 

Charges for 
support of 
inmates in 
state sana- 
toria. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.). HI, 
§ 76, etc., 
amended. 



in place thereof the following section : — Section 65. Unless 
the commissioner considers that an exception should be 
made, citizens of the commonwealth shall be given preference 
in the admission of persons to the Rutland state sanatorium, 
and no person shall be admitted thereto who has not been a 
resident of the commonwealth for at least six months pre- 
ceding the date of his application for admission. 

Section 2. Said chapter 111 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 66, as most recently amended by 
section 2 of said chapter 562, and inserting in place thereof 
the following section : — Section 66. The charges for the 
support of each inmate in a state sanatorium shall be fixed 
by the department and shall be paid quarterly. Such 
charges for those not having known settlements in the com- 
monwealth shall be paid by it, and may afterward be re- 
covered by the state treasurer of the inmates, if they are 
able to pay, or of any person or kindred bound by law to 
maintain them, or of the place of their settlement subse- 
quently ascertained ; but for those having known settlements 
in the commonwealth, the charges shall be paid either by 
the persons bound to pay them or by the town where such 
inmates had their settlement, unless security to the satis- 
faction of the commissioner is given for their support. If 
any person or town refuses or neglects to pay such charges 
the state treasurer may recover the same to the use of the 
sanatorium. A town which pays the charges for the support 
of an inmate of a state sanatorium shall have hke rights 
and remedies to recover the amount thereof, with interest 
and costs, from the town of his settlement or from such 
person of sufficient ability, or from any person bound by 
law to maintain hun, as if such charges had been incurred 
in the ordinary support of such inmate. If in any case the 
charges, as established by this section, for the support of an 
adult inmate are not paid in accordance with this section 
by the inmate or by the persons bound to pay them and a 
town becomes liable to pay them, such town shall be liable 
to pay such sum, in addition to such charges, as shall be 
fixed by the department. In such a case, the provisions 
of this section relative to the recovery of charges by the state 
treasurer, and by a town from the town of settlement, shall 
apply to the recovery of such total amount. This section 
shall not apply to patients received under any contract 
made under authority of section seventy-nine. In all pro- 
ceedings under this section, the sworn written statement of a 
person that he is the superintendent of a state sanatorium 
or that he keeps or has custody of records of accounts of 
inmates thereof, and that a certain person has been an in- 
mate therein during a certain period at a certain charge 
and that no satisfactory security was given shall be prima 
facie evidence of the said facts. 

Section 3. Said chapter 111 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 76, as most recently amended by 
section 3 of said chapter 562, and inserting in place thereof 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 270. 159 

the following section: — Section 76. Every town placing Towns to 
its patients suffering from tuberculosis in a county, municipal sfdks fron'r 
or incorporated tuberculosis hospital in the commonwealth, ^J'^^^^j'^'J,"}™""" 
or in a building or ward set apart for such patients by a cp'r'tain ""^ 
county, municipal or incorporated hospital therein, shall be p^"«"** 
entitled to receive from the commonwealth a subsidy of 
five dollars a week for each patient who has a legal settle- 
ment therein, provided that such patient is unable to pay 
for his support, and that his kindred bound by law to main- 
tain him are unable to pay for the same; but a town shall 
not become entitled to this subsidy unless, upon examination 
authorized by the department, the sputum of such patient 
be found to contain bacilU of tuberculosis, nor unless the 
hospital building or ward be approved by it, and it shall 
not give such approval unless it has by authority of law, 
or by permission of the hospital, full authority to inspect the 
same at all times. The department may at any time with- 
draw its approval. In the case of hospitals having a bed 
capacity which, in the opinion of the department, is in 
excess of the number of beds needed for the locaUties which 
these institutions serve for patients exhibiting tubercle 
bacilli in their sputum, the subsidy above provided shall be 
allowed for such patients not exhibiting tubercle bacilU 
in their sputum as, in the joint opinion of the superintendent 
or medical director of the institution and of a member of the 
department designated by the commissioner, are bona fide 
cases of pulmonary tuberculosis and have been in the in- 
stitution more than thirty days. 

Section 4. Said chapter 111 is hereby further amended Ed.V.nr 
by striking out section 77, as most recently amended by § '^'^''f'r 
section 4 of said chapter 562, and inserting in place thereof '*"*"" ^ 
the following section: — Section 77. The department shall f^X*."^ 
certify, in the case of each hospital, building or ward ap- 
proved by it, as provided in the preceding section, the num- 
ber of patients for whom the town is entitled to the subsidy, 
and upon such certification the subsidy shall be paid by the 
commonwealth. No claim shall be allowed for a subsidy 
covering more than ten days prior to the date when notice 
of the claim is received by the department. 

Section 5. Said chapter 111 is hereby further amended EdKiTr§78, 
by striking out section 78, as most recently amended by etc!. 'amended.' 
section 5 of said chapter 562, and inserting in place thereof 
the following section: — Section 78. The county commis- Hospital care 
sioners of each county in the conamonwealth shall provide, pTrJo"!'"" 
as required by sections seventy-eight to ninety, inclusive, f^y^^'^pu^j. 
adequate hospital care for all persons having settlements in monary 
towns having less than one hundred thousand population tubercuios.i.. 
as determined by the last national census, within the bounda- 
ries of their respective counties, irrespective of the residence 
of such persons, and all residents therein having no settle- 
ment within the commonwealth, who are suffering from 
pulmonary tuberculosis, who need such hospital care and 
for whom adequate hospital provision does not already exist. 



160 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 270. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 111. § 80, 
etc., amended. 



"Adequate" 
hospital pro- 
vision, term 
defined. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), Ill, § 85, 
etc., amended. 



Apportion- 
ment of costs 
of mainte- 
nance, etc. 



and in any such case the tuberculosis hospital in said county 
shall be deemed to serve each town in the hospital district 
in said county with respect to the persons for whom hospital 
provision is required to be provided as aforesaid; provided, 
that the county commissioners of any county electing so to 
do shall provide by contract in accordance with section 
seventy-nine adequate hospital care, as required by sections 
seventy-eight to ninety, inclusive, for all persons residing in 
like towns within the boundaries of their county who are 
suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis, who need such 
hospital care and for whom adequate hospital provision 
does not already exist. 

Section 6. Said chapter 111 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 80, as most recently amended by 
section 6 of said chapter 562, and inserting in place thereof 
the following section: — Section 80. "Adequate" hospital 
provision for tubercular patients within the meaning of 
sections seventy-eight to ninety-one, inclusive, shall be held 
to mean at least one such hospital bed for each four deaths 
from tuberculosis in the district served by such hospitals, as 
determined by computing the average number of deaths 
from tuberculosis per annum for the years nineteen hundred 
and sixteen to nineteen hundred and twenty, inclusive, in the 
communities served by such hospitals, and by a similar 
quinquennial computation by the department thereafter. 

Section 7. Said chapter 111 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 85, as most recently amended by sec- 
tion 7 of said chapter 562, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 85. The county shall provide 
for the maintenance, operation and repair of said hospital, 
which shall, for the purposes of this section and section 
eighty-five A, include the maintenance, operation and repair 
of any preventorium erected by said county in accordance 
with section eighty-five B and also the cost of its construc- 
tion and original equipment except when the cost of its con- 
struction, original equipment, maintenance, operation or 
repair is provided under said section eighty-five B to be paid 
from appropriations, and shall for said purposes include the 
establishment and maintenance of out-patient departments 
and the furnishing of supplementary diagnostic service under 
section eighty-five C; provided, that the expenditure of 
money for the purposes of this section shall be limited to 
such amounts as may be authorized by the general court. 
Every town shall pay to the county the sum of ten dollars 
and fifty cents per week for each person admitted from such 
town to said hospital in accordance with section eighty-eight. 
The county commissioners shall annually in January appor- 
tion the balance of the cost of the maintenance, operation 
and repair of said hospital, including interest paid or due on 
temporary notes issued therefor, for the previous year to the 
towns situated in the district, so that sixty-five per cent of 
such balance shall be apportioned on the basis of valuation 
as used in assessing county taxes and thirty-five per cent 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 270. 161 

thereof shall be apportioned to such towns only as have had 
patients in said hospital during said year and in such pro- 
portion as the number of patient days chargeable to any 
town bears to the total number of patient days of all patients 
in said hospital during said year; and shall issue their war- 
rants against the towns for the amount for which they are 
severally assessed to pay for the maintenance, operation and 
repair of said hospital. The county may, thirty days after 
a written demand for payment, recover in contract against 
any town hable to pay any part of the cost of construction 
or of the maintenance, operation and repair of said hospital 
the amount for which it may be liable. County commis- 
sioners of counties whose patients are cared for by contract 
under section seventy-nine may raise and expend the sums 
necessary to carry out the provisions thereof, and may bor- 
row the same on the credit of the county, and issue therefor 
notes of the county, payable, in not more than eighteen 
months from their respective dates of issue, from the reim- 
bursements received from said towns. They shall annually 
in January determine the total amount already expended by 
or due from the county under such contracts during the 
previous year, and shall apportion the same to and may col- 
lect the same from the several towns liable, in like manner as 
in counties having their own hospitals, and the same shall be 
applied to the payment of the temporary debt incurred by 
said counties. 

Section 8. Said chapter 111 is hereby further amended KdV iTr§88 
by striking out section 88, as most recently amended by sec- etc!/amendcd. ' 
tion 8 of said chapter 562, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section : — Section 88. Patients shall be admitted o/'p^'tipnt" 
to said hospitals through application by the boards of health 
of the towns served by such hospitals, and all patients shall 
be admitted in the order of their application. Upon the 
request of any registered physician the board of health shall 
forward forthwith to the hospital an appHcation for admis- 
sion of any person found to be afflicted with pulmonary 
tuberculosis; provided, that if a person found to be so 
afflicted resides in a town in the hospital district of a county 
where admission of patients is based on their place of settle- 
ment and has a settlement in a town in the hospital district 
of another such county, the board of health of the town where 
such person resides shall give notice of the case to the board 
of health of the town of settlement which shall make appli- 
cation for the admission of such person to the hospital serv- 
ing the town of settlement. The charge for the support of a 
patient in any of said hospitals shall be paid by the town 
sending him to the hospital except that, if the patient has 
no known settlement in the commonwealth, the charge shall 
be paid by it, upon the approval of the bills by the depart- 
ment of public welfare, in the manner provided by section 
one hundred and sixteen. Such charges may afterward be 
recovered by the town or by the state treasurer, as the case 
may be, from the patient, if he is able to pay, or from any 



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G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), Ill, new 
§ 88B, added. 
Admission 
of certain 
patients. 



ICffective 
date. 



person or kindred bound by law to maintain him, in the 
manner provided by section sixty-six for the recovery of un- 
paid charges for the support of inmates of the state sanatoria. 
Patients may be discharged only in accordance with rules 
and regulations established by the medical staff of the 
hospital and approved by the superintendent thereof. 

Section 9. Said chapter 111 is hereby further amended 
by inserting after section 88A, repealed by section 9 of said 
chapter 562, the following section: — Section 88B. If a 
person, residing in a town in the hospital district of a county 
where admission of patients is based on their place of settle- 
ment and having a settlement in a town in the hospital dis- 
trict of another such county, is found to be afflicted with 
pulmonary tuberculosis and his case is, in the opinion of the 
superintendent of the hospital in whose district he resides, 
an emergency one, he may be admitted to the hospital on 
application of the board of health of the town in which he 
resides and the town of settlement shall be liable to the town 
of residence at the rate of six dollars for each day while such 
person is a patient at such hospital. The period of such 
emergency and hospitalization shall be determined by the 
superintendent of the hospital. Whenever accommodations 
are available, patients not entitled to be admitted under 
section eighty-eight and not emergency cases may be ad- 
mitted on terms approved by the trustees but not at rates 
lower than the total approximate cost for patients entitled 
to be admitted under section eighty-eight. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect as of January first, 
nineteen hundred and fifty-two. 

Approved April S9, 1952. 



Chap. 27 \ An Act authorizing the town of pepperell to pay a 

SUM OF money to EDWIN E. ITEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotos: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of general or 
special law to the contrary, the town of Pepperell, in order 
to discharge a moral obligation, may pay to Ed^vin E. Iten 
of said town, from funds already appropriated therefor, an 
amount not exceeding two thousand eight hundred and six- 
teen dollars for work done and to be done in repairing and 
reconstructing Prescott Hall in said town, the claim for 
which amount is legally unenforceable by reason of failure 
of said town to comply with the provisions of law relative to 
the letting of special contracts. 

Section 2. The payments authorized to be made under 
section one are not to be made unless and until the project 
in connection with which such work was done is completed. 

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

Approved May 5, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 272, 273. 163 



An Act authorizing the town of pepperell to pay a Chap. 272 

SUM OF MONEY TO KENNETH DAVIS. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloivs: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of general or 
special law to the contrary, the town of Pepperell, in order 
to discharge a moral obligation, may pay to Kenneth Davis 
of said town, from funds already appropriated therefor, an 
amount not exceeding one thousand dollars for work done 
and to be done in repairing and reconstructing Prescott Hall 
in said town, the claim for which amount is legally unen- 
forceable by reason of failure of said town to comply with 
the provisions of law relative to the letting of special con- 
tracts. 

Section 2. The payments authorized to be made under 
section one are not to be made unless and until the project 
in connection with which such work was done is completed. 

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

Approved May 5, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to borrow Chap. 21^ 
money for school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester may borrow from time 
to time, within a period of five years from the passage of 
this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in 
the aggregate, nine hundred thousand dollars for the purpose 
of acquiring any necessary land by purchase or eminent 
domain and for constructing a school building or buildings 
on land on the westerly side of Prescott street in said city, 
including the cost of any surveys, architectural and engi- 
neering services, and landscaping and originally equipping 
and furnishing said school building or buildings, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor which shall bear on their face 
the words, Worcester Industrial School Building Loan, Act 
of 1952. 

Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, 
and such loans shall be payable in not more than twenty 
years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this 
act shall be in excess of the statutory Umit provided by 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws, but shall, except 
as provided herein, be subject to the provisions of said 
chapter forty-four, excluding the limitation contained in the 
first paragraph of section seven thereof, and 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. 

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

Approved May 6, 1952. 



164 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 274, 275, 276. 

Chap. 214: An Act increasing the amount of money that the town 

OF FALMOUTH MAY BORROW FOR SEWERAGE PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 6 of chapter 288 of the acts of 1928 is 
hereby amended by striking out the first sentence, as most 
recently amended by section 3 of chapter 153 of the acts of 
1947, and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — 
For the purpose of paying the necessary expenses and liabil- 
ities incurred or to be incurred by said town under this act, 
it may borrow, outside the debt limit, from time to time, 
within five years from January first, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-two, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in 
the aggregate, seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Falmouth Sewer Loan, Act of 1928. 

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

Approved May 5, 1952 

Chap.275 An Act authorizing the town of ludlow to use cer- 
tain PARK LAND FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Ludlow is hereby authorized to 
use for highway purposes that portion of the real estate situ- 
ated in said town and known as Memorial Park which is held 
by it for public park purposes by virtue of the conveyance to 
it from Edwin Farnham Greene, et als. Trustees of Ludlow 
Manufacturing Associates by instrument dated April 25, 
1924, and recorded in Hampden Registry of Deeds, Book 
1234, Page 129, and bounded and described as follows: — 

Beginning at a point in the easterly side of Chestnut street, 
said point being the northerly corner of a way, known as 
Chestnut Place, and running northerly by said easterly side 
of Chestnut street 50 feet; thence turning at an angle of 90 
degrees and running easterly 275.44 feet to the westerly side 
of Sewall street; thence turning and running southerly by 
said westerly side of Sewall street 50 feet to an iron bar at 
land now or formerly of Pendrak ; thence turning an angle of 
90 degrees and running westerly by said land now or form- 
erly of Pendrak and by the northerly side of said Chestnut 
Place 275.44 feet to the point of beginning. 

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

Approved May 5, 1952. 

Chap.27G An Act relative to the disposal of obsolete and use- 
less PAPERS AND RECORDS IN THE CUSTODY OF CLERKS 
OF THE COURTS OP THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Ed^.S'" Section 1. Section 27A of chapter 221 of the General 

§ 27A, etc.. Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 150 of the acts 
amence . ^^ 1946, is hereby further amended by striking out sub- 

division (1) and inserting in place thereof the following: — 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 277, 278. 165 

(1) Any cause to which the papers relate, if they relate to Disposal 
a cause, shall have been finally disposed of for more than "ourt rec°ords. 
twenty years, and any criminal complaint which shall have 
been disposed of by being placed on file, as provided in sec- 
tion thirty-eight of chapter two hundred and eighteen, and 
shall have remained on file for more than twenty years. 

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

Approved May 5, 1952. 

An Act authorizing the town of marshfield to appro- nh„jy 277 

PRIATE AND PAY A SUM OF MONEY TO LAWRENCE M. SINNOTT. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral obli- 
gation, the town of Marshfield is hereby authorized to pay 
to Lawrence M. Sinnott of said town, father of Jacqueline 
Sinnott, in reimbursement for expenses of medical care 
incurred by him on account of injuries sustained by his 
minor daughter, Jacqueline Sinnott, who suffered the loss 
of use of both eyes while in the chemical laboratory of the 
high school of said town, the sum of three thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

The town of Marshfield is further authorized to appro- 
priate and pay an annuity for life of the sum of one thousand 
two hundred dollars, the same to be paid in equal monthly 
installments to Lawrence M. Sinnott for the benefit of Jac- 
queline Sinnott through her minority and thereafter to 
Jacquehne Sinnott in her own right. 

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

Approved May 5, 1952. 

An Act relative to the laying of certain water mains z^/,^^ 278 

BY THE board OF WATER COMMISSIONERS IN THE TOWN ^' 
OF MAYNARD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of water commissioners in the 
town of Maynard, hereinafter referred to as the board, is 
hereby authorized to lay water mains in such private ways 
within the limits of said town as are laid out by the owners 
of such ways for use in connection with housing projects 
undertaken by them. 

Section 2. Owners of such private ways may apply to 
the board for the laying therein of water mains, and such an 
application shall contain such information, including plans, 
as the board may require. Upon receipt of an appUcation 
hereunder, the board shall make an estimate of the cost of 
the work to be done by it, and shall notify the appficant of 
the amount of such estimate. Thereupon the applicant shall 
pay the amount of the estimate to the town treasurer of said 
town, who shall hold the same in a separate account and pay 
therefrom the cost of the work as certified to him from time 



166 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 279. 

to time by the board. In case the cost of such work exceeds 
the cost estimated by the board, the work shall cease until 
the additional cost has been estimated by the board and the 
amount thereof has been paid to said town treasurer, which 
additional amount shall be held and used in the same man- 
ner as the amount paid on the original estimate. No work 
shall be done by the board hereunder until the payments due 
from the applicant have been paid to said town treasurer, nor 
until the applicant has granted to the said town such ease- 
ments and other rights as may be necessary in carrying out 
the purposes of this act. In case the cost of the work is less 
than the cost estimated by the board, the difference shall be 
refunded to the applicant. This act shall be construed so as 
to require the installation and extension of six-inch mains. 
The applicant may make the extension provided he emplo}'s 
a contractor acceptable to the board. A proposal must be 
submitted by the contractor to the board in writing stating 
in detail the unit prices of the work to be performed and the 
material to be used. All work shall be done under the direct 
supervision of the board or its duly authorized agent. 

Section 3. After the completion of the work of laying 
water mains in any private way as provided by this act, 
said towm, acting by and through the board, shall apportion 
the cost of such installations and extensions to each of the 
lots to be served by such water installation or extension. 
Thereafter, said board shall refund to the owner of such way 
the money paid by him to the town treasurer, less any sum 
refunded to him under section two, with the following ex- 
ceptions: As each home is ready for occupancy the appli- 
cant shall be refunded an amount equal to fifty per cent of 
the total cost of the extension apportioned to said lot ac- 
cording to the frontage of the lot. The o^mer of said way 
shall bear one hundred per cent of the cost in excess of one 
hundred feet of any lot. If the first lot is in excess of one 
hundred feet from the existing main the owner of the way 
shall bear one hundred per cent of the cost of the extension 
to the first lot. No refunds shall be made in the case of 
dwellings erected and so connected after the expiration of 
ten years from the completion of the water main with which 
they are connected. Said town shall appropriate such sums 
of money as may be necessary to make such refunds. 

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

Approved May 5, 1952. 

Chap. 21^ An Act authorizing the city of malden to pay thomas 
R. kelliher a salary as a teacher while temporarily 

engaged as a reserve officer in the tJNITED STATES 
military SERVICE. 

Be it enacted f etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Maiden is hereby authorized to 
pay Thomas R. Kelliher, a teacher in the public schools of 
said city, the sum of four hundred and forty-one dollars and 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 280. 167 

twenty-eight cents, which sum was deducted from his salary 
while engaged as a reserve officer in the military service of 
the United States during the years nineteen hundred and 
forty-seven through nineteen hundred and fifty, inclusive. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 5, 1952. 



An Act establishing a selectmen-manager form of Chav.2S^ 

GOVERNMENT FOR THE TOWN OF CONCORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Elected Officials. — At the first town election 
following the acceptance of this act the registered voters 
of the town of Concord shall elect the following officials : — 

(a) A moderator for a term of one year; 

(6) Two selectmen for terms of three years each, two se- 
lectmen for terms of two years each and one selectman for 
a term of one year; 

(c) Two members of the school committee for terms of 
three years each, two members for terms of two years each 
and one member for a term of one year. At each annual 
town election thereafter a moderator shall be elected for a 
term of one year and selectmen and members of the school 
committee for terms of three years to replace those whose 
terms expire. When a vacancy occurs in the office of select- 
men, the remaining selectmen may at any time prior to the 
next annual town election appoint a qualified person to 
serve as selectman until such election, at which election the 
voters shall elect a selectman to serve for the unexpired por- 
tion, if any, of the original term. The powers, duties and 
responsibilities of elected officials shall be as now or hereafter 
provided by applicable statutes and by-laws and votes of 
the town, except as herein otherwise provided. 

Section 2. Appointed Oficials. — (a) The selectmen shall 
appoint a town manager as provided in section five, who may 
thereafter be removed as provided in section seven. 

(6) The selectmen shall appoint a hbrary committee, a 
planning board, a board of appeals, a town accountant, 
trustees of town donations, a personnel board, election 
officers, registrars of voters other than the town clerk and 
such other officers, boards and committees as they shall 
hereafter be directed to appoint by by-law or vote of the 
town. The selectmen may, by majority vote, undertake an 
investigation of the affairs of any committee, board or 
official appointed by them or by the town manager, and 
they shall have access to all records and other documents 
which they may deem necessary or desirable for this purpose. 
The selectmen may remove, after such hearing as the select- 
men may deem advisable, any of the officers, boards or com- 
mittees appointed by them under the provisions of this 
paragraph, or any member thereof, other than the town 
clerk. 



168 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 280. 

(c) The moderator shall appoint a finance committee and 
such other officers, boards and committees as he shall here- 
after be directed to appoint by by-law or vote of the town. 

(d) The town manager shall appoint, upon merit and 
fitness alone, and may remove for cause : — 

(1) A town clerk, a town treasurer, a town collector and 
a board of three assessors, subject however, in each instance, 
to the approval of the selectmen; 

(2) All other officers, boards, committees and employees 
of the town, with the exception of the elected officials speci- 
fied in section one, officials, boards and committees appointed 
by the school committee and by the selectmen and modera- 
tor as hereinbefore in this section provided and employees 
of the same. 

Section 3. Membership; Terms; Powers, Duties, Re- 
sponsibilities; Termination. — The membership of boards 
and committees appointed as provided in section two, the 
length of the term of each member thereof and of officers so 
appointed, and the powers, duties and responsibilities of the 
same shall be as now or hereafter provided by applicable 
statutes and by-laws and votes of the town, except as herein 
otherwise provided. Upon appointment and qualification of 
the various officials as provided for in section two, the term 
of office and all powers and duties of each person theretofore 
holding each such office shall cease and be terminated. 

Section 4. AhiUiple Officers. — Neither the moderator 
nor any member of the board of selectmen, the school com- 
mittee, or the finance committee may, during the term for 
which he was elected or appointed, be elected or appointed 
to any other town office, except as otherwise provided herein. 
Any person appointed by the town manager to any town office 
under the provisions of this act or of any other statute of the 
commonwealth shall be eligible during the term of said office 
to appointment to any other town office, except that the town 
accountant shall not be eligible to hold the position of town 
treasurer or of town collector. Subject to the approval of 
the selectmen, the town manager may assume the powers, 
duties and responsibiUties of any officer, board or committee 
which he is authorized to appoint, such assumption to be 
evidenced by and effective upon the filing with the town 
clerk of a written declaration of such assumption signed by 
the town manager, and thereupon each officer, board or 
committee whose powers, duties and responsibilities are 
so assumed by the to\\Ti manager shall be discharged and 
shall have no further powers, duties or responsibiUties as 
such. 

Section 5. Appointment of Tovm Manager. — The se- 
lectmen elected as provided herein shall appoint, as soon as 
practicable, for a term of three years, a town manager who 
shall be a person especially fitted, in their opinion, by edu- 
cation, training and experience to perform the duties of the 
office. The town manager shall be appointed without re- 
gard to his poUtical beliefs. He need not be a resident of the 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 280. 169 

town when appointed, but shall be a resident of the town 
during his term of ofhce. No holder of elective office in the 
town shall within two years of holding of such office be 
eligible for appointment as town manager. The town man- 
ager may be appointed for successive terms of office. Before 
entering upon the duties of his office, he shall be sworn, in 
the presence of a majority of the selectmen, to the faithful 
and impartial performance thereof by the town clerk or by 
a justice of the peace or notary public. He shall execute a 
bond in favor of the town for the faithful performance of 
his duties in such sum and with such sureties as may be fixed 
or approved by the selectmen. 

Section 6. Appoiriiment of a Temporary Town Manager. 
— In the event of the temporary absence or disability of the 
town manager, he may appoint, subject to the approval of 
the selectmen, a suitable person to perform the duties of 
the manager during such absence or disability. If the town 
manager fails to make such appointment or the person so 
appointed fails to serve, the selectmen may appoint a suit- 
able person, who may be a selectman, to perform such duties. 
In the event of any vacancy in the office of town manager 
or the suspension of the town manager as hereinafter pro- 
vided, the selectmen shall, within seven days, appoint the 
person to perform such duties. 

Section 7. Removal of Manager. — The selectmen may 
remove the town manager by the affirmative vote of at least 
three members of the board. At least thirty days before such 
proposed removal shall become effective, the selectmen shall 
file a preliminary written resolution with the to^\Ti clerk set- 
ting forth the specific reasons for his proposed removal. The 
town clerk shall forthwith deliver a copy of such resolution 
to the town manager or mail the same to him by registered 
mail at his last known address. The manager may file with 
the selectmen, within seven days after receipt of such copy, 
a written request for a public hearing as to the reasons for 
his removal. If the manager so requests, the board of select- 
men shall hold a pubUc hearing not earher than ten days 
nor later than twenty days after the fihng of such request. 
After such public hearing, if any, otherwise at the expiration 
of thirty days follo\\ing the filing of the preliminary resolu- 
tion, and after full consideration, the selectmen, by the 
affirmative vote of at least three members of the board may 
adopt a final resolution of removal. In the preliminary 
resolution, the selectmen may suspend the manager from 
duty, but shall in any case cause to be paid to him forth- 
with any unpaid balance of his salary for the then current 
month and, at the discretion of the selectmen, such addi- 
tional amount not in excess of three months' salary, as the 
selectmen shall deem proper. 

Section 8. Compensation of Manager. — The town man- 
ager shall receive such compensation for all services per- 
formed by him as the selectmen shall determine but it shall 
not exceed the amount appropriated therefor by the town. 



170 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 280. 

Section 9. Powers and Duties of Manager. — In addi- 
tion to specific powers and duties provided elsewhere in this 
act the town manager shall have the general powers and 
duties enumerated in this section : — 

(a) The town manager shall supervise and direct and shall 
be responsible for the efficient administration of all officers, 
boards and committees appointed by him and their respec- 
tive departments. 

(6) He may, with the approval of at least three of the 
selectmen, establish, combine, reorganize, or discontinue 
departments under his supervision; and, with the approval 
of both the selectmen and the finance committee, he may 
transfer all or part of the appropriation of a discontinued 
department to any other department, any balance not so 
transferred to be returned to the town treasury. 

(c) With respect to the wage or salary and classification 
of employees appointed by the town manager, he shall be 
governed by the provisions of the Wage and Salary Classi- 
fication Plan — Town of Concord, Massachusetts, as the 
same may be amended from time to time and for so long as 
the same may remain in force. 

(d) The town manager shall keep full and complete records 
of his office, and shall render as often as may be required by 
the selectmen a full report of all operations during the period 
reported on. 

(e) With the exception of property under the jurisdiction 
of the school committee, the town manager shall have full 
and exclusive jurisdiction over the rental and use of all town 
property, and shall be responsible for the proper mainte- 
nance and repair thereof; and, upon request by the school 
committee, he shall be responsible for the maintenance and 
repair of property under its jurisdiction, but only to such 
extent and for such period as the school committee shall 
from time to time specify. He shall be responsible for the 
preparation of plans and the supervision of work on existing 
and on new buildings and grounds, unless a special com- 
mittee of the town is created for such purpose. 

(J) The town manager shall purchase all supplies and 
materials and equipment and award all contracts for all 
departments of the town, but he shall make purchases for 
departments not under his supervision only upon requisition 
duly authorized by the head of such department. 

(g) The town manager shall administer either directly 
or through a person or persons appointed by him in accord- 
ance with this act all provisions of general and special laws 
applicable to the town and by-laws and votes of the town, 
within the scope of his duties, and all rules and regulations 
made by the selectmen. 

(h) The town manager, subject to the approval of the 
board of selectmen, shall have authority to prosecute, de- 
fend and compromise all Utigation to which the town is a 
party, and to employ counsel whenever in his judgment it 
may be necessary. 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 280. 171 

(i) The town manager shall perform such other duties, 
consistent with his office, as may be required by by-law or 
vote of the town or by vote of the selectmen. 

Section 10. Investigation by Manager. — The town 
manager may without notice cause the affairs of any com- 
mittee, board, or official under his control or the conduct of 
any officer or employee thereof to be examined. The town 
manager shall have access to all town books and papers for 
information necessary for the proper performance of his 
duties. 

Section 11. Relative to Duties of Boards and Officers ap- 
pointed by Town Manager. — Except as otherwise herein 
provided, each committee, board and officer appointed by 
the town manager shall, in the performance of their duties, 
be subject to the general supervision and direction of the 
town manager. Such committees and boards shall promptly 
organize for the proper conduct of their respective offices. 
Each committee and board member and each officer ap- 
pointed by the town manager shall hold office until his suc- 
cessor has been appointed and qualifies, unless his office shall 
have become vacant by reason of his resignation or removal. 

Section 12. Vacancies to be filled by Town Manager. — 
Any vacancy in an office or committee or board over which 
the town manager has power of appointment shall be filled 
by the town manager, as hereinbefore provided. 

Section 13. Oath of Office of Town Officials. — All elected 
officials shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their 
respective duties by the town clerk or a justice of the peace 
or notary public, except that the town clerk shall be sworn 
to the faithful performance of his duties by the chairman of 
the board of selectmen or by a justice of the peace or notary 
public. 

Section 14. Warrants. — A copy of each warrant for the 
payment of town funds prepared by the town accountant 
shall be submitted promptly to the town manager who shall 
make recommendation to the selectmen with respect to the 
approval or disapproval by them of each such warrant or of 
any item or items in any such warrant. 

Section 15. Receipts paid to Treasury. — Every official 
shall pay into the treasury of the town all amounts received 
by him on behalf of the town and all fees received by him in 
accordance with the provisions of any general or special law 
and shall make a full and true return thereof to the town 
accountant. 

Section 16. Estimates of Expenditures. — On or before 
the first day of December of each year, the town manager 
shall submit to the selectmen a careful, detailed estimate in 
writing of the probable expenditures of the town government 
for the ensuing fiscal year, stating the amount requiied to 
meet the interest and maturing bonds and notes or other 
outstanding indebtedness of the town, and showing specifi- 
cally the amount necessaiy to be provided for each fund and 
department, together with a statement of the expenditures 



172 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 280. 

of the town for the same purposes in the two preceding years 
and an estimate of the expenditures for the current year. 
He shall also submit a statement showing all revenues re- 
ceived by the town in the two preceding fiscal years together 
with an estimate of the receipts of the current year and an 
estimate of the amount of income from all sources of revenue 
exclusive of taxes upon property in the ensuing year. He 
shall report the probable amount required to be levied and 
raised by taxation to defray all expenses and liabilities of the 
town together with an estimate of the tax rate necessary to 
raise said amount. For the purpose of enabling the town 
manager to make up the annual estimates of expenditures, 
all boards, officers, and committees of the town shall, upon 
his written request, furnish all information in their possession 
and submit to him in writing a detailed estimate of the appro- 
priations required for the efficient and proper conduct of their 
respective departments during the next fiscal year. 

Section 17. Annual Budget. — The selectmen shall con- 
sider the tentative budget submitted by the town manager 
and make such recommendations relative thereto as they may 
deem expedient and proper in the interests of the town. On 
or before the twentieth day of December of each year the 
selectmen shall transmit a copy of the budget together with 
their recommendations relative thereto to each member of 
the finance committee. 

Section 18. Duties of Certain Toion Officials relative to 
Election. — It shall be the duty of the selectmen and the 
town clerk in office and any other town official upon whom 
by reason of his office a duty devolves under the provisions of 
this act, when this act is accepted by the registered voters 
as herein provided, to comply with all the requirements of 
law relating to elections, to the end that all things may be 
done necessary for the nomination and election of the officers 
first to be elected under this act. 

Section 19. Subinission of Act and Time of Taking Effect. 
— This act shall be submitted to the quafified voters of the 
town of Concord for acceptance at the first annual town elec- 
tion occurring not less than thirty days after the passage of 
this act. The vote shall be taken by ballot in answer to the 
question which shall be printed on the official ballot: "Shall 
an act passed by the General Court in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-two entitled ' An Act establishing a Selectmen- 
Manager Form of Government for the Town of Concord' be 
accepted?" If this act shall be so accepted by a majority of 
the qualified voters voting thereon it shall become and be in 
fu)l force and effect immediately after the final adjournment 
of the annual town meeting held in the year following the 
year in which this act is so accepted, provided, however, that 
said annual town meeting shall be held in conformance 
with the provisions of this act. If this act is rejected by the 
qualified voters of the town of Concord when first submitted 
to said voters under this section, it shall be submitted for ac- 
ceptance in Uke manner to such voters at the next following 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 280. 173 

annual town election in said town, and if it is not accepted 
at said annual election, it shall again be submitted for ac- 
ceptance in like manner to such voters at the next following 
annual town election, and, if accepted by a majority of such 
voters voting thereon at either of said elections, shall take 
effect as hereinbefore provided. 

Section 20. By-laws, Rules, etc. — All laws, by-laws, 
votes, rules and regulations in force in the town of Concord 
when this act takes effect, not inconsistent with its provisions, 
whether enacted by authority of the town or any other au- 
thority, shall continue in full force and effect until otherwise 
provided by law, by-law or vote; all other laws, by-laws, 
votes, rules and regulations, so far as they refer to the town 
of Concord, are hereby repealed and annulled, but such re- 
peal shall not revive any pre-existing enactment. 

Section 21. Revocation of Acceptance. — At any time 
after the expiration of three years from the date on which 
this act is accepted, and not less than sixty days before the 
date of an annual meeting, a petition, signed by not less than 
twenty per cent of the registered voters of the town, may be 
filed with the selectmen, requesting that the question of re- 
voking the acceptance of this act be submitted to the voters 
at the next annual town meeting. At said election the ques- 
tion shall be printed on the official ballot: "Shall the ac- 
ceptance by the town of Concord of an act passed by the 
General Court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-two 
entitled 'An Act establishing a Selectmen-Manager Form of 
Government for the Town of Concord' be revoked?" If 
such revocation is favored by a majority of the qualified 
voters voting thereon, the acceptance of this act shall be re- 
voked and this act shall become null and void beginning with 
the annual town meeting next following such vote, provided 
that all town officers holding office under this act shall con- 
tinue to hold office until their successors have been duly 
qualified. At the first annual town election following such 
vote of revocation the registered voters of the town shall elect 
by ballot all elective officers, boards, and committees whose 
election to office was required immediately prior to the ac- 
ceptance of this act, provided, however, that the towai does 
not vote to accept other plans which provide for a different 
arrangement from that existing immediately prior to the 
acceptance of this act. It shall be the duty of the selectmen 
and the town clerk in office and any other town official upon 
whom by reason of his office a duty devolves when this act 
is revoked, to comply with all of the requirements of this sec- 
tion relating to elections, to the end that all things may be 
done necessary for the nomination and election of the officers 
required to be elected following the revocation of this act. 
The said revocation shall not affect any contract then exist- 
ing or any action at law or any suit in equity or any other 
proceedings then pending, with the exception of any contract 
made by the town with the town manager then in office, 
whose contract shall be terminated immediately upon such 



174 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 281. 

vote, but who shall receive three months' compensation from 
the date following such vote. The board of selectmen shall 
be charged with all the powers and duties of the town manager 
which duties and responsibilities may be discharged by them- 
selves or by a temporary town manager appointed by them. 
Any special laws relative to said town which are repealed by 
this act shall be revived by such revocation. All laws, by- 
laws, votes, rules and regulations repealed and annulled, as 
provided in section twenty shall be revived by such revoca- 
tion. By-laws, votes and rules and regulations in force when 
said revocation takes effect, so far as consistent with the gen- 
eral laws respecting town government and town officers and 
with special laws, shall not be affected thereby. 

Approved May 5, 1952. 

Chap. 281 An Act relative to the referendum in plan e cities on 

THE question OP PROVIDING FOR THE NOMINATIONS FOR 
CERTAIN OFFICERS THEREIN BY PRELIMINARY ELECTION, 
AND THEIR ELECTION BY ORDINARY PLURALITY VOTING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 661 of the acts of 1949 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place 
thereof the following section: — Section 1. So much of the 
provisions of sections ninety-three to one hundred and 
sixteen, inclusive, of chapter forty-three of the General 
Laws as provides for the election by proportional repre- 
sentation of members of the city council and the school 
committee in cities having a Plan E form of city charter is 
hereb}'' repealed. 

Section 2. Said chapter 661 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 3 and inserting in place thereof the 
following section : — Section 3. Upon petition of five per 
cent of the registered voters of any city, which has adopted 
the Plan E form of city charter, filed with the city clerk or 
election commissioners not later than sixty days before the 
regular city election, this act shall be submitted to the 
registered voters of said city at said election, or if such a 
petition is filed with the state secretary not later than sixty 
days before any biennial state election this act shall be sub- 
mitted to the registered voters of said city in the form of the 
following question, which shall be placed on the official 
ballot to be used in said city at such city or biennial state 
election: — "Shall an act passed by the General Court 
entitled 'An Act providing for the nomination of members 
of the city council and the school committee of Plan E 
cities by preliminary elections, and providing for their 
election by ordinary pluraHty voting', be accepted?" 

The petition shall be submitted to the registrars of voters 
for the certification of the names thereon not later than five 
o'clock post meridian of the seventh day preceding the day 
on which it must be filed with the city clerk or the state 
secretary. Approved May 5, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 282, 283. 175 



An Act making the declaration of independence and Chav. 2S2 

THE bill of rights REQUIRED SUBJECTS OF INSTRUCTION 
IN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. (Xer 
striking out section 2, as most recently amended by chap- ftc^iam^uded. 
ter 468 of the acts of 1949, and inserting in place thereof the 
following : — Section 2. In all public elementary and high ppciaration of 
schools American history and civics, including the constitu- Lnd' thelTnf oi 
tion of the United States, the declaration of independence re^r^u'ire? ^^ 
and the bill of rights, and in all pubUc high schools the con- subjects of 
stitution of the commonwealth and local history and govern- c"ftain*^sdiooi8. 
ment, shall be taught as required subjects for the purpose 
of promoting civic service and a greater knowledge thereof, 
and of fitting the pupils, morally and intellectually, for the 
duties of citizenship. Approved May 5, 1952. 

An Act establishing in the town of Plymouth repre- QIiqj) 283 
sentative town government by limited town 

meetings. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There is hereby established in the town of 
Plymouth the form of representative town government 
by limited town meetings hereinafter set forth. 

Section 2. Upon acceptance of this act by the town of 
Plymouth, as hereinafter provided, the selectmen and the 
board of registrars of voters, acting jointly, and hereinafter 
referred to as the districting board, shall forthwith divide 
the territory thereof into not less than five nor more than 
eight voting precincts, each of which shall be plainly desig- 
nated and shall contain not less than four hundred registered 
voters. 

The precincts shall be so established as to consist of com- 
pact and contiguous territory, to be bounded as far as possible 
by the center line of known streets and ways or by other well 
defined limits. Their boundaries shall be reviewed and, if 
need be, wholly or partly revised by the districting board in 
December, once in five years, or in December of any year 
when so directed by a vote of an annual representative town 
meeting. 

The districting board shall, within ten days after any 
establishment or revision of the precincts, file a report of its 
doings with the town clerk, the registrars of voters and the 
assessors, with a map or maps or descriptions of the precincts 
and the names and residences of the registered voters therein. 
The districting board shall also cause to be posted in the 
town hall a map or maps or description of the precincts as 
established or revised from time to time, with the names 
and residences of the registered voters therein ; and it shall 
also cause to be posted in at least one public place in each 



176 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 283. 

precinct a map or description of that precinct with the 
names and residences of the registered voters therein. The 
division of the town into voting precincts and any revision 
of such precincts shall take effect upon the date of filing of the 
report thereof by the districting board with the town clerk. 
WTienever the precincts are established or 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 elections, for primaries, and for voting upon any question 
to be submitted to all 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 meetings direct. The provisions of chap- 
ters fifty to fifty-six, inclusive, of the General Laws, relating 
to precinct voting at elections, so far as the same are not 
inconsistent with this act, shall apply to all elections and 
primaries in the town upon the establishment of voting 
precincts as hereinbefore provided. 

Section 3. Other than the officers designated in sec- 
tion four as town meeting members at large, the representa- 
tive town meeting membership shall in each precinct consist 
of the largest number divisible by three which will admit of a 
representation thereof 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 elected membership to be as nearly two 
hundred as may be. 

The registered voters in every precinct, at the first annual 
town election held after the estabhshment of such precinct, 
and the registered voters of any precinct affected by any 
revision of precincts at the first annual town election follow- 
ing such revision, conformably to the laws relative to elec- 
tions not inconsistent with this act, shall elect by ballot 
as town meeting members the number of registered voters 
in the precinct, other than the officers designated in this 
act as town meeting members at large, provided for in the 
preceding sentence. The first third, in order of votes re- 
ceived, of members so elected shall serve three years, the 
second third in such order shall serve two years, and the 
remaining third in such order shall serve one year, from the 
day of the annual town meeting. In case of a tie vote 
affecting the division into thirds, as aforesaid, the members 
elected from the precinct shall by ballot determine the 
same. Thereafter, except as is otherwise provided herein, 
at each annual town election the registered voters of each 
precinct shall in like manner elect, 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 vacancy or 
vacancies then existing in the number of elected town 
meeting members in such precinct. 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 283. 177 

The terms of office of all elected town meeting members 
from every precinct revised as aforesaid shall cease upon the 
election as hereinbefore provided of their successors. The 
town clerk shall, after every election of town meeting mem- 
bers, forthwith notify each such member by mail of his 
election. 

Section 4. Any representative town meeting held under 
the provisions of this act, except as otherwise provided 
herein, shall be limited to the town meeting members elected 
under section three, together with the following, to be desig- 
nated town meeting members at large: any member of the 
general court of the commonwealth who is a registered 
voter of the town, the town moderator, the town clerk, and 
one member of the following boards to be designated by the 
respective board: advisory and finance committee, board of 
assessors, cemetery commissioners, park commissioners, 
planning board, commission of pubhc safety, board of public 
welfare, commission of public works, school committee, 
board of selectmen and the water commissioners. All the 
foregoing shall be included within the general designation 
of town meeting members. 

The town clerk shall notify the town meeting members 
of the time and place at which representative town meetings 
are to be held, the notices to be sent by mail at least seven 
days before the meeting. The town meeting members, as 
aforesaid, shall be the judges of the election and quahfications 
of their members. 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. The town 
meeting members as such shall receive no compensation. 
All town meetings shall be public. Subject to such condi- 
tions 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. Any 
elected town meeting member who becomes by appointment 
or election one of the officers designated as town meeting 
members at large shall upon such appointment or election 
cease to be an elected town meeting member. 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 fifing. 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 meeting 
members, to be elected under this act, shall be from among 
the registered voters of the precinct. Nomination papers 
shall bear no political designation, shall be signed by not 
less than ten registered voters of the precinct in which the 



178 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 283. 

candidate resides, and shall be filed with the town clerk not 
later than the last day that nomination papers of candidates 
for other town offices must be filed. Any town meeting 
member may become a candidate for re-election by giving 
written notice thereof to the town clerk at least fourteen 
days prior to the last day for filing nomination papers. The 
words "Candidate for Re-election" must be printed on the 
ballot opposite the names of such candidates. No nomi- 
nation papers shall be valid in respect to any candidate 
unless his written acceptance is endorsed thereon or attached 
thereto when filed. The town clerk shall notify by mail all 
town meeting members of the expiration of their term at 
least thirty days before the last day for filing nomination 
papers. 

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, subject 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 election by 
the remaining town meeting members of the precinct from 
among the registered voters thereof. Upon petition there- 
for, signed by not less than ten town meeting members from 
the precinct, notice of any vacancy shall be promptly 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 ma- 
jority of the members of the precinct shall constitute a 
quorum, and they shall elect from their own number a chair- 
man and clerk. The choice to fill any vacancy shall be by 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 283. 179 

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 towTi clerk, together with the written 
acceptance by the member or members so chosen, who shall 
thereupon be deemed elected and qualified as a town meet- 
ing member or members, subject to the right of all town 
meeting members to judge of the election and qualifications 
of the members as set forth in this act. 

Section 9. No vote, except a vote to adjourn or a vote 
authorizing the borrowing of money in anticipation of the 
receipt of taxes, passed at any representative town meeting 
shall be operative until after the expiration of ten days, ex- 
clusive of Sundays and holidays, from the dissolution of the 
meeting. If within the said ten days, a petition, signed by 
not less than three per cent of the registered voters in the 
town, containing their names and addresses as they appear 
on the list of registered voters, is filed with the selectmen 
asking that the question or questions involved in such a vote 
be submitted to the registered voters of the town at large, 
then the selectmen, after the expiration of five days, shall 
forthwith call a special meeting for the sole purpose of pre- 
senting to the registered voters at large the question or ques- 
tions so involved. The polls shall be opened at two o'clock 
in the afternoon and shall be closed not earlier than eight 
o'clock in the evening, and all votes upon any question so 
submitted shall be taken by ballot, and the check list shall 
be used in the several precinct meetings in the same manner 
as in the election of town officers. The questions so submitted 
shall be determined by a majority vote of the registered 
voters voting thereon, but no action of the representative 
town meeting shall be reversed unless at least ten per cent 
of the registered voters shall vote to reverse. 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 sub- 
stance of the vote)?" If such petition is not filed within 
said period of ten days, the vote of the representative town 
meeting shall become operative and effective upon the ex- 
piration of said period. 

Section 10. The town of Plymouth, after the accept- 
ance of this act, shall have the capacity to act through and 
be bound by its town meeting members, who shall, when 
convened from time to time as herein provided, constitute 
representative town meetings; and the representative town 
meetings shall exercise exclusively, so far as will conform to 
the provisions of this act, all powers vested in the municipal 
corporation. Action in conformity with all provisions of law 
now or hereinafter appUcable to the transaction of town 
affairs in town meeting shall, when taken by any representa- 
tive town meeting in accordance with the provisions of this 
act, have the same force and effect as if such action had been 



180 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 284. 

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. The representative town meeting may make 
such rules consistent with general law as may be considered 
necessary for conducting its meetings. 

Section 12. This act shall not abridge the right of the 
inhabitants of the town of Plymouth to hold general meet- 
ings, as secured to them by the constitution of this common- 
wealth; nor shall this act confer upon any representative 
town meeting in the town of Plymouth the power finally to 
commit the town to any measure affecting its municipal 
existence or substantially 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 13. This act shall be submitted to the registered 
voters of the town of Plymouth at the biennial state election 
in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-two. The vote shall 
be taken by ballot in accordance with the provisions of the 
General Laws, so far as the same shall be applicable, in answer 
to the question, which shall be placed upon the ballot to be 
used in said town for the election of state officers: — "Shall 
an act passed by the General Court in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-two, entitled 'An Act establishing in the 
town of Plymouth representative town government by 
limited town meetings', be accepted by this town?" The 
provisions of this act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the voters voting on the question. 

Section 14. If this act is not accepted by the registered 
voters of the town of Plymouth when submitted to said 
voters under section thirteen, it shall again be submitted for 
acceptance in like manner from time to time to such voters 
at any annual town election in said town within five years 
thereafter, upon a petition signed by at least ten registered 
voters of the town. Approved May 6, 1952. 



Chap.2S4 An Act relative to the carrying and use of bows and 

ARROWS WHILE HUNTING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmvs: 

Eci^iJr§8i Chapter 131 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
etc., 'amended.' striking out scction 81, as appearing in section 2 of chap- 
ter 599 of the acts of 1941, and inserting in place thereof the 
Fnd wrowT following: — Section SI. No person shall carry or use a bow 
while hunting, and arrow while hunting unless said bow and arrow meet 
regulated. ^^^j^ requirements as may be set by rules and regulations 
which the director is hereby authorized and directed to 
promulgate from time to time. Such rules and regulations 
shall include general design, weight of pull, and type of bows 
and arrows and shall conform to standards generally accepted 
for bows and arrows used for hunting purposes. 

Approved May 5, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 285, 286, 287. 181 

An Act relative to the excise tax on registered Q^ku) 285 

MOTOR vehicles. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section lA of chapter 60A of the General Laws, inserted ^j^^'ij^''- 
by chapter 484 of the acts of 1949, is hereby amended by add- §'ia', etc.,' 
ing at the end the following sentence : — If a motor vehicle is ^TT^ ux on 
sold the excise tax shall be prorated to the month prior to motorvehides. 
the sale, and if a motor vehicle is purchased said excise tax 
shall be prorated to the month of purchase. 

Approved May 5, 1952. 

An Act relative to the manufacture and sale of the n^nry 986 
instrument or weapon known as a sling shot. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 269 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. (Ter. 
striking out section 12, as amended by chapter 219 of the etl.'ameAded!^' 
acts of 1951, and inserting in place thereof the following sec- 
tion: — Section 12. Whoever manufactures or causes to be Manufacture 
manufactured, or sells or exposes for sale, an instrument or ^ung^shots! etc., 
weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, sling shot, regulated.' 
bean blower, sword cane, pistol cane, bludgeon, blackjack, 
or metallic knuckles, shall be punished by a fine of not less 
than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars or by im- 
prisonment for not more than six months; provided, however, 
that sling shots may be manufactured and sold to clubs or 
associations conducting sporting events where such sUng 
shots are used. Approved May 5, 1952. 

An Act relative to the operation of trackless trolleys, fhnj) 987 

Whereas, The purpose of this act is to make certain per- Emergency 
fecting changes in section ten A of chapter ninety of the P'^«='"''^'e- 
General Laws, as appearing in chapter one hundred and 
twenty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-two, 
therefore this act is hereby declared to be an emergency 
law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public 
convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 10 A of chapter 90 of the General ^j^-g^"^"- 
Laws, inserted by chapter 126 of the acts of 1952, is hereby uoA^etc, 
amended by adding at the end the following paragraph: — amended. 

The provisions of this section shall not apply to persons operation of 
who, prior to the effective date of this section, had operated troUeys,^ 
trolleymotors or trackless trolleys for at least four months regulated. 
and who had not been licensed to operate motor vehicles 
by the registrar. 

Section 2. This act shall be operative as of the effective Effective 
date of chapter one hundred and twenty-six of the acts of '*''*^ 
nineteen hundred and fifty-two. Approved May 8, 1962. 



182 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 288, 289, 290. 



C hap. 2SS An Act providing that the towns of abington and 

ROCKLAND MAY SELL WATER TO CERTAIN INHABITANTS 
OF THE TOWN OF HINGHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The towns of Abington and Rockland, 
acting through their joint board of water commissioners, 
as constituted under the provisions of chapter two hundred 
and six of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, 
and with the approval of the Hingham Water Company, 
may furnish and sell water to the inhabitants of the town of 
Hingham residing along Abington street. The said board of 
water commissioners may supervise such extensions of the 
water mains and such installations of other facihties and 
equipment within the limits of the town of Hingham as 
may be necessary for the purposes of this act; provided, 
that such extensions and installations as are made within 
the limits of the town of Hingham shall be subject in all 
respects to the approval of the selectmen of the town of 
Hingham. 

Section 2. All costs of installations of facihties and 
equipment under the provisions of this act shall be borne 
in full by the inhabitants of the town of Hingham residing 
along Abington street. The said board of water commis- 
sioners shall maintain and repair such mains. 

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

Approved May 8, 1952. 

C hap. 2S9 An Act reviving bangor creamery co. inc. 

prearabiT"'^ ^Vkcrcas, The deferred operation of this act would delay 

the corporation revived thereby in resuming the exercise of 
its former corporate powers, therefore it is hereby declared 
to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate pres- 
ervation of the pubhc convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Bangor Creamery Co. Inc., a corporation dissolved June 
ninth, nineteen hundred and forty- thI^ee by decree of the 
supreme judicial court, is hereby revived and continued for 
a period of six months, for the sole purpose of conveying and 
transferring certain property of the corporation. 

Approved May 8, 1952. 



Chap. 2^0 An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester may, within a period 
of five years from the passage of this act, incur indebtedness 
in an amount not exceeding six hundred and twenty-five 
thousand dollars for the construction of an elementary school 



Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 291, 292. 183 

building on Richmond avenue near Flagg street, including 
the cost of original equipment and furnishings for said school 
building, and may issue bonds or notes therefor which shall 
bear on their face the words "Worcester School Building 
Loan, Act of 1951". 

Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and 
such loans shall be payable in not more than twenty years 
from their dates, but no loan shall be authorized under this 
act unless the sum of forty-five thousand dollars is voted for 
the same purpose, to be provided from taxation or available 
revenue funds of the year when authorized. Indebtedness 
incurred under this act shall be in excess of the amount au- 
thorized by chapter two hundred and eleven of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, as amended by chap- 
ter one hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty, and in excess of the amount authorized by 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws. Except as provided 
herein, indebtedness incurred under this act shall be subject 
to the applicable provisions of said chapter forty-four, ex- 
clusive of the limitations contained in the first paragraph of 
section seven thereof. 

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

Approved May 8, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the town of Manchester to pay Cha'p,2^\ 

A SUM OF MONEY TO FISHER AND GEORGE ELECTRICAL 
CO., INC. FOR WORK DONE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of discharging a moral ob- 
ligation, the town of Manchester is hereby authorized to 
pay to Fisher and George Electrical Co., Inc., from an appro- 
priation available therefor, the sum of three thousand one 
hundred and fifty dollars for work done at the Gravel Pond 
Pumping Station in the conversion of said station to auto- 
matic control, which obhgation is legally unenforceable by 
reason of the failure of said town to comply with its by-law 
requiring a written contract and public advertising for bids. 

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

Approved May 8, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the town of Manchester to pay njig^r) 292 

A sum of money to the LAWRENCE MACHINE & PUMP ^' 

CORPORATION FOR WORK DONE, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral ob- 
hgation, the town of Manchester is hereby authorized to 
pay to the Lawrence Machine & Pump Corporation, from 
an appropriation available therefor, the sum of one thousand 
three hundred and thirty-two dollars for equipment sup- 
phed and labor furnished at the Gravel Pond Pumping Sta- 



184 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 293, 294, 295. 

tion during the year nineteen hundred and fifty-one, in the 
conversion of said station to automatic control, which ob- 
hgation is legally unenforceable by reason of the failure of 
said town to comply with its by-law requiring a written con- 
tract and public advertising for bids. 

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

Approved May 8, 1952. 



Chap. 293 An Act authorizing the city of la whence to construct 

AND MAINTAIN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON CERTAIN LAND 
WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE WARD FIVE PLAYGROUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lawrence is hereby authorized, 
notwithstanding any limitation contained in chapter forty- 
five of the General Laws, to build, equip and maintain for 
public school purposes an elementary school building within 
the limits of the Ward Five Playground, also known as the 
Bruce School Playground, which playground was acquired 
by said city for park and recreational purposes by eminent 
domain proceedings in July and October, nineteen hundred 
and forty-eight, and recorded in the registry of deeds for the 
northern district of Essex county. Said elementary school 
shall be located on a tract of land adjacent to and on the 
easterly side of the playground, and shall extend into the 
playground area. Said elementary school shall be so lo- 
cated as not to interfere with or infringe upon the use for 
recreational or athletic purposes of any part of the play- 
ground area then so used. 

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

Approved May 8, 1952. 

Chap. 294: An Act repealing certain provisions of law authoriz- 
ing the city of LAWRENCE TO BORROW MONEY FOR 

school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Chapter 603 of the acts of 1951 is hereby 
repealed. 

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

Approved May 8, 1952. 

Chap. 29b An Act relative to appropriations by the town of 

NANTUCKET FOR MUNICIPAL ADVERTISING PURPOSES AND 
FOR PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 139 of the acts of 1937, 
as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 62 of the 
acts of 1950, is hereby further amended by striking out, in 
line 3, the word "ten" and inserting in place thereof the 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 296, 297. 185 

word : — twenty, — so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . 
The town of Nantucket may, by a majority vote, appropri- 
ate each year a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars 
for advertising the advantages of the town and for providing 
amusements or entertainments of a public character. The 
money so appropriated by the town shall be expended under 
the direction of the board of selectmen. 

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

Approved May 8, 1952. 

An Act providing for payment to the soldiers' home Chav.29i^ 

IN MASSACHUSETTS AND THE SOLDIERS' HOME IN HOLYOKE 
BY CERTAIN CORPORATIONS FOR SURGICAL, DENTAL OR 
MEDICAL SERVICES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend ^^'^^fj'^ 
to defeat its purpose by depriving the commonwealth of 
income from the source therein provided for, 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: 

Corporations formed under chapter 176B or chapter 176C 
of the General Laws and others who provide insurance for 
surgical, dental or medical services, or are otherwise covered 
by their contracts with subscribers, may enter into contracts 
with the trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts 
and the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke to provide payment for 
such surgical, dental or medical services for subscribers em- 
ployed by said Soldiers' Homes, or who are veterans of the 
commonwealth eligible for the benefits of the services of the 
respective Soldiers' Homes. The contract fees established 
for other general hospitals shall be the maximum established 
as charges for such services. Approved May 8, 1952. 

An Act authorizing the conveyance by the common- njidj) 297 

WEALTH TO THE UNITED AMERICAN VETERANS OF THE ^' 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC. OF A CERTAIN PARCEL 
OF LAND SITUATED IN THE CITY OF TAUNTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The commissioner of the department of 
mental health, in the name and on behalf of the common- 
wealth, is hereby authorized, subject to the approval of the 
governor and council, to convey for a nominal consideration 
to the United American Veterans of the United States of 
America, Inc., a corporation duly organized under the laws 
of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, to have and to hold 
so long as it is used by the said corporation for the sole pur- 
pose of a recreational camp for underprivileged children, by 
a deed approved as to form by, the attorney general, all the 
right, title and interest of the commonwealth in and to a 
certain parcel of land situated in the city of Taunton; pro- 
vided, that said United American Veterans of the United 



186 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 298, 299. 

States of America, Inc. accept this parcel of land within two 
years after the effective date of this act; and further pro- 
vided, that said right, title and interest shall revert to and 
revest in the commonwealth whenever said area shall cease 
to be used by said United American Veterans of the United 
States of America, Inc. for the purpose of a recreational camp 
for underprivileged children, said land being on the westerly 
side of Whittenton Mills Pond bounded as follows : — begin- 
ning at a stone post set at the southwesterly corner of the 
herein conveyed lot; thence N. 76° 50' E. one hundred and 
fourteen feet to said pond ; then beginning at said stone post 
and running N. 13° 10' W. one hundred feet to a corner; 
thence N. 76° 50' E. ninety-seven feet to said pond; thence 
southerly by said pond to the easterly terminus of the first 
described line. Containing ten thousand square feet of land 
more or less. Also a right of way from said lot to Whittenton 
street, said way being therein described as follows — begin- 
ning at the first mentioned stone post and running thence 
N. 59° 20' W. two hundred and seventy-eight feet to a point 
on Whittenton street eight hundred and forty-three feet 
southerly of the comer of land now or formerly of B. E. & J. 
W. Lincoln, on said street. Said right of way to be eighteen 
feet wide on the northerly side of said line. 

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

Approved May 8, 1952. 

Chap. 298 An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to rein- 
state THOMAS F. MANNING FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF 
RETIREMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Any provision of law to the contrary not- 
withstanding, the city of Worcester may reinstate Thomas 
F. Manning as a member of the fire department of said city 
for the sole purpose of retirement in order to correct a mistake 
made at the time of his original retirement. Upon said rein- 
statement, said city shall retire said Thomas F. Manning for 
disability caused by injuries sustained in the actual per- 
formance of his duty as a fireman. Said retirement shall be 
under the provisions of section eighty of chapter thirty-two 
of the General Laws, in effect in said city on the date of his 
original retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by vote of the city council of the city of Worcester. 

Approved May 8, 1952. 

Chap. 299 An Act permitting inmates of penal institutions to 

VIEW THE REMAINS OF DECEASED RELATIVES. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloios: 

Edo, 127."^ Section 90A of chapter 127 of the General Laws, as most 

|90A,e|tc., recently amended by chapter 394 of the acts of 1951, is 
amen ec . hereby further amended by inserting after the word "com- 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 300, 301. 187 

mon wealth", in line 5, the words: — , or to view the remains 
of such relative, — so as to read as follows: — Section 90 A. pXnMtHu- 
The warden, superintendent or officer in charge of any pris- tions permitted 
oner may permit, in the custody of an officer of the institu- of d/oea^sed'*'"'' 
tion, such prisoner to attend the funeral of his father, mother, '•f-'atnes. 
child, brother, sister, husband or wife ■within the common- 
wealth, or to view the remains of such relative, or to visit 
such relative during his illness upon certification by a phy- 
sician that death be imminent, under such conditions and 
rules as the warden, superintendent or officer in charge may 
prescribe. Any expenses incurred under the provisions of 
this section shall be paid by the institution wherein the pris- 
oner is imprisoned. Approved May 8, 1952. 

An Act providing for the assignment of quarters in r<i.„^ oqq 

THE STATE HOUSE FOR THE USE OF THE JEWISH WAR VET- ^' 

ERANS OF THE UNITED STATES, DEPARTMENT OF MASSA- 
CHUSETTS, INC. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 8 of the General Laws is hereby amended by o. l. (Ter. 
striking out section 17, as most recently amended by chap- ftl! 'amended. 
ter 807 of the acts of 1951, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 17. There shall be set apart Rooms pro- 
and suitably furnished a room or rooms in the state house Touse fo/use* 
for the use of the Massachusetts department of The Ameri- °^arTet^xans. 
can Legion, of the United Spanish War Veterans, of the Dis- 
abled American Veterans of the World War, of the Veterans 
of Foreign Wars of the United States, of the American Vet- 
erans of Worid War II, AMVETS, of the Veterans of Indian 
Wars, of Italian American World War Veterans of the 
United States, Inc., Department of Massachusetts, and of 
the Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Department 
of Massachusetts, Inc., respectively, such room or rooms to 
be under the charge of the state commanders of the respective 
departments, subject to this chapter. The headquarters 
thus established for each of the aforesaid departments shall 
be used for storing and preserving the records and other 
property of the department and relics and mementos of the 
World wars and the Spanish war. Approved May 8, 1952. 

An Act increasing the fees for certain certificates pi orji 

FURNISHED BY THE STATE SECRETARY. UAiap.oUl 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 262 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. (Ter. 
striking out section 36, as appearing in the Tercentenary fmend"^^.' * ^^' 
Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section: 
— Section 36. The fee for copies of any oflficial papers Fees for 
certified by the state secretary shall be seventy-five cents certified copies. 
for the first page and sixty cents for each additional page. 
The fee for the state secretary's certificate on copies or other- 
wise shall be fifty cents each. Approved May 8, 1952. 



188 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 302, 303, 304. 



Chap. S02 An Act providing for the compensation of the assist- 
ant COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL HEALTH FOR CERTAIN 
DUTIES PERFORMED BY HIM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Item 1701-02 of section 2 of chapter 490 of the acts of 
1951, as amended by section 2 of chapter 806 of the acts of 
1951, is hereby further amended by adding at the end the 
following: — ; and including for the assistant commissioner 
of mental health, while performing the powers and duties as 
commissioner of mental health for the period from April 
first, nineteen hundred and fifty through November thir- 
teenth, nineteen hundred and fifty-one, the sum of four 
thousand five hundred dollars. Approved May 8, 1952. 



Chap. SOS An Act relative to the payment of certain accounts 

AGAINST the COMMONWEALTH ON ACCOUNT OF CERTAIN 
PUBLIC AID. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L. (Ter. Section 42 of chapter 121 of the General Laws, as most 

ftcil'amemLd^' Tccently amended by chapter 406 of the acts of 1941, is 
hereby further amended by adding at the end the two fol- 
lowing sentences : — The approval of accounts by the de- 
partment under this section shall have the effect of a pro- 
visional pre-audit of such accounts, and reimbursement 
based thereon shall be subject to verification and adjustment 
by the department. Such adjustments shall be made by 
reducing or increasing any subsequent reimbursements under 
this section by the amount of such adjustment. 

Approved May 8, 1952. 



Payment of 
certain ac- 
counts against 
the common- 
wealth, 
regulated. 



C/iap.304 An Act providing that an additional employee in the 

DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS BE DESIGNATED TO PERFORM THE 
DUTIES OF THE DIRECTOR OF SAID DIVISION UNDER CERTAIN 
CONDITIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 14 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 7, as appearing in the Tercentenary 
Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section: 
— Section 7. The commissioner shall assign to the several 
divisions in the department their appropriate functions. The 
directors of divisions shall, under the supervision and con- 
trol of the commissioner, exercise the functions assigned 
to them, and shall also perform such other incidental duties 
as the commissioner may prescribe. The director of the 
division of accounts, who shall be known as the director of 
accounts, shall perform the duties required of the depart- 
ment by law in relation to the compilation of municipal 
statistics, the auditing of municipal accounts and the certifi- 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 14, § 7, 
amended. 

Duties of 
director of 
division of 
accounts in 
case of 
absence, etc. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 305, 306, 307, 308. 189 

cation of notes of towns, districts and counties. The com- 
missioner may designate a competent employee in the divi- 
sion of accounts to perform the duties of the director of ac- 
counts in case of his absence, death or disabiUty; and notes 
of towns, districts and counties, when certified by such em- 
ployee, shall have the same validity as if certified by the 
director. The commissioner may designate an additional 
competent employee in the division of accounts to perform 
the duties of the director of accounts in case of the absence 
of said director and the absence of the competent employee 
designated under the provisions of the preceding sentence; 
and notes of towns, districts and counties, when certified by 
such additional employee, shall have the same validity as if 
certified by the director. Approved May 8, 1952. 

An Act increasing the fees for non-resident trappers. QJkij) 395 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Clause (2) of section 8 of chapter 131 of the g. l. (Ter. 
General Laws, as most recently amended by section 1 of ^tl! 'amended. 
chapter 405 of the acts of 1951, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the sixth paragraph and inserting in place 
thereof the following paragraph : — 

For a trapping license, one hundred dollars and twenty- Fees. 
five cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on January first, f^^^*'*'^'® 
nineteen hundred and fifty-three. 

Approved May 8, 1952. 

An Act increasing the membership of the development (7/^00.306 
and industrial committee of the city of lawrence. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 of chapter 661 of the acts of 1950, as amended 
by section 1 of chapter 58 of the acts of the current year, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in line 10, the word 
"twelve" and inserting in place thereof the word: — sixteen. 

Approved May 8, 1952. 

An Act discontinuing the care and treatment of cer- C hap. S07 

TAIN CHILDREN AT THE HOSPITAL COTTAGES FOR CHILDREN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sections 48 and 49 of chapter 123 of the General Laws g. l. (Xer. 
are hereby repealed. Approved May 8, 1952. ^^l^ ^^^j 49^ 



repealed. 



An Act relative to the distribution of nursery stock. Chav 308 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter 132 of the General Laws is hereby g. l. (Xer. 
amended by striking out section 9, as appearing in the amended^.' ^ ^' 
Tercentenary Edition, and inserting in place thereof the 



190 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 309. 



S^nS'sery"" following section : — Section 9. The forester may establish 
stock, etc., and maintain nurseries for the propagation of forest tree 
reg ate secdUngs upon such lands of the commonwealth at any state 

institution as the superintendent or trustees thereof may set 
apart for this purpose and upon such other lands as may be 
acquired under this section. Superintendents of institutions 
where land is set apart therefor may furnish without charge 
the labor of their inmates necessary to establish and main- 
tain said nurseries. All stock grown in nurseries established 
under this section shall be used within the commonwealth. 
The forester may distribute seeds and seedlings to land 
owners, citizens of the commonwealth, under such conditions 
and restrictions as he may determine, subject to the approval 
of the governor and council. The forester, with the advice 
and consent of the governor and council, may expend from 
time to time such sum as is appropriated therefor by the 
general court in purchasing, for the establishment of nurseries 
provided for by this section, lands situated within the 
commonwealth and adapted to the propagation of forest 
seedlings. 
EdV isl"^! 35 Section 2. Section 35 of said chapter 132, as so appear- 
amended.' ' ing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 4, the words 
dtf^s^^and" "free of charge", — so as to read as follows: — Section 35. 
towns. Towns may acquire by purchase, gift or bequest lands for 

the purpose of forestation and may reclaim and plant such 
lands. The said department may upon apphcation in such 
form as the forester may prescribe furnish such towns with 
seedlings for the planting of their lands. 

Approved May 8, 1952. 



Chap.309 An Act providing for the establishment of a right 

OF WAY FOR PUBLIC ACCESS TO SOUTH END POND IN THE 
TOWN OF MILLIS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1 . The county commissioners of Norfolk county 
are hereby authorized and directed to lay out a right of 
way for public access to South End pond in the town of 
Milhs in accordance with plans to be approved by the 
department of pubUc works, and showing the location and 
dimensions of such right of way. If it is necessary to acquire 
land for the purpose of laying out such right of way, said 
county commissioners shall at the time such right of way is 
laid out take such land by eminent domain under chapter 
seventy-nine of the General Law^s. Any person sustaining 
damages in his property by the laying out of such right of 
way, or by specific repairs or improvements thereon, shall 
be entitled to recover the same under said chapter seventy- 
nine; provided, that the right to recover damages, if any, 
by reason of the laying out of such right of way, shall vest 
upon the recording of the order of taking by said county 
commissioners and that no entry or possession for the pur- 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 191 

pose of constructing a public way on land so taken shall be 
required for the purpose of validating such taking or for the 
payment of damages by reason thereof. 

Section 2. The town of Millis from time to time may 
make specific repairs on or improve such right of way to 
such extent as it may deem necessary, but neither the county 
of Norfolk nor any city or town therein shall be required to 
keep such right of way in repair, nor shall they be liable for 
injury sustained by persons traveling thereon; provided, 
that sufficient notice to warn the public is posted where such 
way enters upon or unites with an existing public way. 

Section 3. All expenses incurred by said county com- 
missioners in connection with such right of way shall be 
borne by the county of Norfolk, or by such cities and towns 
therein, and in such proportions, as said county commis- 
sioners may determine. 

Section 4. Said right of way shall not be discontinued 
or abandoned without authority therefor from the general 
court. 

Section 5. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
limit the powers of the department of public health, or of 
any local board of health, under any general or special law. 

Approved May 5, 1952. 



An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 
nineteen hundred and fifty-three, for the main- 
tenance OF departments, boards, commissions, in- 
stitutions AND CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMON- 
WEALTH, FOR INTEREST, SINKING FUND AND SERIAL BOND 
REQUIREMENTS, AND FOR CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVE- 
MENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. To provide for the maintenance of the sev- 
eral departments, boards, commissions and institutions, of 
sundry other services, and for certain permanent improve- 
ments, and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums 
set forth in section two, for the several purposes and subject 
to the conditions specified in said section two, are hereby 
appropriated from the funds designated in said section, sub- 
ject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of 
public funds and the approval thereof, for the fiscal year 
ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty-three, in 
this act referred to as the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
three, or for such period as may be specified. 

Section 2. 

The Following Appropriations are made from the General Fund: 
Service of the Legislatctre. 

Senate. 

Item 

0101-01 For the compensation of senators, to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose .... $191,250 00 

0101-02 For the salary of the clerk of the senate . 10,480 00 



Chap.SlO 



192 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



Item 
0101-03 

0101-04 



0101-05 
0101-06 



0101-07 



0101-30 

0101-51 

0101-52 

0101-53 
0101-54 
0101-56 

0101-60 



For the salary of the assistant clerk of the 
senate ....... 

For clerical assistance to the clerk of the 
senate, including not more than two per- 
manent positions ..... 

For the salary of the chaplain of the senate . 

For personal services of the counsel to the 
senate and assistants, including not more 
than four permanent positions; provided, 
that notwithstanding any provisions of law 
to the contrary, the present counsel to the 
senate may continue to serve in said 
oflBce subject to the will of the senate 

For clerical and other assistance to the sen- 
ate committee on rules, including not 
more than six permanent positions; pro- 
vided, that notwithstanding any provision 
of law to the contrary, the present clerk of 
the senate committee on rules may con- 
tinue to serve in said oflBce subject to the 
will of the senate ..... 

For expenses of senators, including travel, to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose . 

For stationery for the senate, purchased by 
and with the approval of the clerk . 

For expenses of the committee on rules on 
the part of the senate .... 

For expenses of the counsel to the senate 

For expenses of the senate clerk's ofEce 

For the expenses of the senate committee on 
ways and means, including not more than 
two permanent positions 

For traveling and such other expenses of the 
committees of the senate as may be author- 
ized by order of the senate 

Total 



$7,980 00 



10,180 00 
1,980 00 



34,480 00 



25,020 00 



25,000 00 


600 00 


1,000 00 
500 00 
200 00 


10,500 00 


1,000 00 


$320,170 00 



House of Representatives. 

0102-01 For the compensation of representatives, to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose . $1,093,500 00 

0102-02 For the salary of the clerk of the house of 

representatives ..... 10,480 00 

0102-03 For the salary of the assistant clerk of the 

house of representatives .... 7,980 00 

0102-04 For clerical assistance to the clerk of the 
house of representatives, including not 
more than three permanent positions . 14,800 00 

0102-05 For the salary of the chaplain of the house 

of representatives ..... 1,980 00 

0102-06 For personal services of the counsel to the 
house of representatives and assistants, 
including not more than six permanent 
positions 61,280 00 

0102-07 For clerical and other assistance to the house 
committee on rules, including not more 
than eight permanent positions . . 35,100 00 

0102-08 For clerical and other assistance to the house 
committee on ways and means, including 
not more than five permanent positions, 
to be in addition to any amoimt heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose . 30,980 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



193 



It«m 

0102-30 For expenses of representatives, including 
travel, to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 

0102-51 For stationery for the house of representa- 
tives, purchased by and with the approval 
of the clerk ...... 

0102-52 For expenses of the committee on rules on 
the part of the house of representatives . 

0102-53 For expenses of the counsel to the house of 
representatives ..... 

0102-54 For expenses of the clerk's oflBce, house of 
representatives ..... 

0102-56 For expenses of the house committee on 
ways and means, to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ...... 

0102-60 For traveling and such other expenses of the 
committees of the house of representatives 
as may be authorized by order of the house 
of representatives ..... 

Total 



$148,000 00 



800 00 

4,000 00 

850 00 

500 00 



5,000 00 



1,000 00 
$1,416,250 00 



Sergeant-at'Arms. 

0103-01 For the salary of the sergeant-at-arms and 
the sergeant-at-arms on the part of the 
house of representatives . . . $11,960 00 

0103-02 For clerical and other assistance employed 
by the sergeant-at-arms, including not 
more than four permanent positions . . 15,220 00 

0103-03 For the salaries of the doorkeepers of the 
senate and house of representatives, with 
the approval of the sergeant-at-arms, in- 
cluding not more than two permanent 
positions 10,680 00 

0103-04 For the salaries of assistant doorkeepers of 
the senate and house of representatives and 
of general court oflBcers, with the approval 
of the sergeant-at-arms, including not 
more than thirty-two permanent positions 126,530 00 

0103-05 For compensation of the pages of the senate 
and house of representatives, with the 
approval of the sergeant-at-arms, includ- 
ing not more than twenty-three permanent 
positions ...... 36,120 00 

0103-06 For the salaries of clerks employed in the 
legislative document room, including not 
more than four permanent positions . 16,100 00 

0103-30 For the compensation for travel of employees 
of the sergeant-at-arms authorized by law 
to receive the same .... 35,000 00 

0103-51 For contingent expenses of the senate and 
house of representatives and necessary ex- 
penses in and about the state house, with 
the approval of the sergeant-at-arms 17,000 00 

0103-52 For the payment of witness fees to persons 
summoned to appear before committees of 
the general court, and for expenses inci- 
dental to summoning them, with the ap- 
proval of the sergeant-at-arms 200 00 

0103-55 For the emergency services of a physician and 
for medical supplies in the state house dur- 
ing the legislative session, subject to the 



194 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



Item 



0110-02 



0110-03 
0110-04 



0110-05 
0110-06 

0110-30 



approval of the sergeant-at-arms; pro- 
vided, that section twenty-one of chapter 
thirty of the General Laws shall not apply 
to the payments made imder this item . $1,700 00 

Total $270,510 00 

Other Expenses. 

For printing, binding and paper ordered by 
the senate and house of representatives, 
or by concurrent order of the two branches, 
for the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
three and the previous year, with the ap- 
proval of the clerks of the respective 
branches, to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose . $200,000 00 

For printing the manual of the general court 
with the approval of the clerks of the two 
branches 11,000 00 

For expenses in connection with the publica- 
tion of the bulletin of committee hearings 
and of the daily list, with the approval of 
the joint committee on rules, including 
not more than two permanent positions . 50,000 00 

For telephone service .... 20,000 00 

For biographical sketches of certain state and 

federal officials 4,200 00 

For traveling and such other expenses of 
joint committees of the general court as 
may be authorized by joint order of the 
general court 8,000 00 

Total $293,200 00 

Total, Legislative .... $2,300,130 00 



Service of the Judiciary. 

Supreme Judicial Court. 
0301-01 For the salaries of the chief justice and of the 

six associate justices .... $130,500 00 
0301-02 For traveling allowances and expenses . 2,800 00 
0301-03 For the salary of the clerk for the common- 
wealth 10,420 00 

0301-04 For clerical assistance to the clerk . . 3,490 00 

0301-05 For law clerks and clerical assistance for the 

justices 47,620 00 

0301-06 For office supplies, services and equipment . 6,000 00 

0301-07 For the salaries of the officers and messengers 5,805 00 

0301-08 For the commonwealth's part of the salary 

of the clerk for the county of Suffolk . 1,500 00 

0302-01 For the salary of the reporter of decisions . 7,000 00 

0302-02 For the service of the reporter of decisions, 
including not more than four permanent 
positions ...... 18,390 00 

Total $233,525 00 

Superior Court. 
0305-01 For the salaries of the chief justice and of 

the thirty-one justices .... $513,000 00 
0305-02 For traveling allowances and expenses . 27,500 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



195 



Item 
0305-03 

0305-04 



0305-11 
0305-12 
0305-13 



0308-01 



0310-01 



For the salary of the assistant clerk of Suffolk 

county $1,500 00 

For expenses authorized by section twenty- 
eight of chapter two hundred and twelve of 
the General Laws 18,940 00 

For compensation of justices of district courts 

while sitting in the superior court . . 9,000 00 

For expenses of justices of district courts 

while sitting in the superior court . . 1,850 00 

For reimbursing certain counties for com- 
pensation of certain special justices for 
serv'ices in holding sessions of district 
courts in place of the justice, while sitting 
in the superior court .... 3,000 00 

Total $574,790 00 

Judicial Council: 
For the service of the judicial council . . $7,000 00 

Administrative Committee of District 
Courts: 
For the service of the administrative com- 
mittee of district courts .... $6,000 00 



Administrative Committee of Probate and Insolvency Courts. 

0320-01 For the compensation of judges of probate 

when acting for other judges of probate . $5,000 00 

0320-02 For expenses of judges of probate when act- 
ing for other judges of probate . . 1,500 00 

0320-03 For reimbursing officials for premiums paid 
for procuring sureties on their bonds, as 
provided by law ..... 500 00 

0320-04 For expenses of the administrative com- 
mittee of probate courts . . 300 00 

Total $7,300 00 



Probate and Insolvency Courts. 

For the salaries of judges of probate, regis- 
ters of probate, assistant registers and 
clerical assistance to registers of the 
several counties: 



Barnstable : 

0321-01 Judge of probate $9,500 00 

0321-02 Register 6,000 00 

0321-03 Assistant register 4,000 00 

0321-04 Clerical assistance to register, including 
not more than three permanent posi- 
tions 8,980 00 

0322-01 Judge of probate . . • . . . 9,500 00 

0322-02 Register 6,500 00 

0322-03 Assistant register 4,500 00 

0322-04 Clerical assistance to register, including 

not more than five permanent positions 14,130 00 



196 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



Item 

Bristol: 

0323-01 Two judges of probate .... $23,000 00 

0323-02 Register 8,000 00 

0323-03 Two assistant registers .... 10,600 00 
0323-04 Clerical assistance to register, including 
not more than thirteen permanent posi- 
tions 37,605 00 

0324-01 Judge of probate 4,000 00 

0324-02 Register 4,000 00 

0324-04 Clerical assistance to register, including not 

more than one permanent position . . 2,880 00 

0325-01 Two judges of probate .... 23,000 00 

0325-02 Register 8,500 00 

0325-03 Three assistant registers . . . 16,500 00 
0325-04 Clerical assistance to register, including not 

more than sixteen permanent positions . 48,390 00 

Franklin : 

0326-01 Judge of probate 9,500 00 

0326-02 Register 6,000 00 

0326-03 Assistant register 4,000 00 

0326-04 Clerical assistance to register, including not 

more than two permanent positions 5,760 00 

Hampden : 

0327-01 Two judges of probate .... 23,000 00 

0327-02 Register 8,000 00 

0327-03 Three assistant registers . . 15,000 00 
0327-04 Clerical assistance to register, including not 

more than eleven permanent positions . 35,390 00 

Hampshire: 

0328-01 Judge of probate 9,500 00 

0328-02 Register 6,000 00 

0328-03 Assistant register 4,000 00 

0328-04 Clerical assistance to register, including not 

more than two permanent positions . 6,275 00 

Middlesex: 

0329-01 Three judges of probate .... 40,500 00 

0329-02 Register 10,000 00 

0329-03 Five assistant registers .... 28,500 00 
0329-04 Clerical assistance to register, including not 

more than forty permanent positions . 122,275 00 

N'fl.iitiiickGti * 

0330-01 Judge of probate 4,000 00 

0330-02 Register 4,000 00 

0330-04 Clerical assistance to register . . . 1,195 00 

Norfolk: 

0331-01 Two judges of probate .... 27,000 00 

0331-02 Register 8,500 00 

0331-03 Three assistant registers . . . 16,500 00 
0331-04 Clerical assistance to register, including 

not more than fifteen permanent positions 44,270 00 

Plsrmouth: 

0332-01 Judge of probate 9,500 00 

0332-02 Register 6,500 00 

0332-03 Assistant register 4,500 00 

0332-04 Clerical assistance to register, including 

not more than six permanent positions . 19,230 GO 



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197 



Item 





Suffolk: 




0333-01 


Three judges of probate .... 


$43,500 00 


0333-02 


Register ...... 


10,000 00 


0333-03 


Five assistant registers .... 


28,500 00 


0333-04 


Clerical assistance to register, including not 
more than forty-eight permanent posi- 






tions ...... 


147,890 00 




Worcester: 




0334-01 


Two judges of probate .... 


23,000 00 


0334-02 


Register ...... 


8,500 00 


0334-03 


Three assistant registers 


16,500 00 


0334-04 


Clerical assistance to register, including not 






more than fifteen permanent positions . 


45,500 00 



0340-01 
0340-02 



0345-01 

0350-01 

0351-01 

0352-01 
0354-01 
0355-01 
0356-01 
0357-01 

0358-01 
0359-01 



Total 



Land Court. 

For the salaries of the judge, associate judges 
and the recorder, including not more than 
four permanent positions 

For the service of the land court, including 
not more than thirty-two permanent posi- 
tions ....... 

Total 



Pensions for Certain Retired Justices. 
For pensions of retired judges, as authorized 



by law 



District Attorneys. 



For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistants for the Suffolk district, including 
not more than fourteen permanent posi- 
tions ....... 

For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistants for the northern district, includ- 
ing not more than seven permanent posi- 
tions ....... 

For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistants for the eastern district, including 
not more than five permanent positions 

For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistants for the southern district, includ- 
ing not more than four permanent positions 

For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistants for the middle district, including 
not more than five permanent positions . 

For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistants for the western district, including 
not more than three permanent positions . 

For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistant for the northwestern district, in- 
cluding not more than two permanent 
positions ...... 

For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistants for the Norfolk district, includ- 
ing not more than four permanent positions 

For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistants for the Plymouth district, in- 
cluding not more than three permanent 
positions ...... 



$1,051,770 00 

$56,500 00 

195,800 00 
$252,300 00 

$80,000 00 

$97,700 00 

46,400 00 
23,880 00 
23,510 00 
23,880 00 
15,580 00 

9,180 00 
18,000 00 

14,500 00 



198 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



Item 
0365-01 



For traveling expenses necessarily incurred 
by the district attorneys, except in the 
Suffolk district, including expenses incurred 
in previous years ..... $7,000 00 

Total $279,630 00 



Board of Probation. 

0370-01 For the service of the board, including not 
more than forty-six permanent positions . 



$163,198 00 



Board of Bar Examiners. 

0380-01 For the service of the board, including not 
more than six permanent positions . 



$34,390 00 



Suffolk County Court House. 

0385-01 For reimbursing the city of Boston for thirty 
per cent of the cost of maintenance of the 
Suffolk county court house, as provided by 
and subject to the conditions of section six 
of chapter four hundred and seventy-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty- 
five, to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose; 
provided, that this appropriation shall not 
be construed as fixing the specific amount 
for which the commonwealth shall be liable 
on account of said maintenance 

Total, Judiciary .... 



$150,000 00 
$2,839,903 00 



0401-01 
0401-02 

0401-03 
0401-04 



0402-01 
0402-02 



0403-01 
0403-02 
0403-03 



0403-05 



Service of the Executive Department. 

For the salary of the governor . . . $20,000 00 

For the salaries of officers and employees in 

the governor's office .... 138,000 00 

For postage, printing, office and other con- 
tingent expenses, including travel, of the 
governor 45,000 00 

For maintenance expenses of the governor's 
automobile 1,800 00 

Total $204,800 00 

For the salary of the lieutenant-governor . $8,000 00 

For personal services for the lieutenant-gov- 
ernor's office ...... 14,260 00 

Total $22,260 00 

For the salaries of the eight councilors . $24,000 00 

For personal services for the councU . . 17,340 00 

For postage, printing, stationery, traveling 
and contingent expenses of the governor 
and council 14.500 00 

For travel and expenses of the lieutenant- 
governor and council from and to their 
homes 4,500 00 



Total 



$60,340 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



199 



Item 

0405-01 



0406-01 



For the cost, not to exceed fifteen thousand 
dollars, of entertainment of distinguished 
visitors to the commonwealth; for the 
payment of extraordinary expenses not 
otherwise provided for; and for transfers 
to appropriation accounts where the 
amounts otherwise available are insuffi- 
cient; provided, that requests for such 
transfers shall be referred to the commis- 
sion on administration and finance which, 
after investigation, shall submit for the 
approval of the governor and council its 
written recommendation as to the amount 
of funds required, with facts pertinent 
thereto ...... 

For the service of the civil defense agency, as 
authorized by chapter six hundred and 
thirty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fifty and chapter five hundred and 
twenty-two of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-one ..... 

Total, Executive Department 



$100,000 00 



235,500 00 
$622,900 00 



Service of the Military Division. 
Adjutant General. 

0420-01 For the salary of the adjutant general . $11,115 00 

0420-02 For the office of the adjutant general, includ- 
ing not more than twenty-two permanent 
positions 103,051 GO 

Militia: 

0421-01 For allowances to companies and other ad- 
ministrative units, to be expended under 
the direction of the adjutant general . 176,000 00 

0421-02 For officers' uniform allowances, as author- 
ized by paragraph (c) of section one hun- 
dred and twenty of chapter thirty-three 
of the General Laws .... 65,000 00 

0421-05 For certain camps of instruction . . 40,237 00 

0421-07 For transportation of officers and non-com- 
missioned officers to and from military 
meetings and regimental and battalion 
drills 3,400 00 

0421-13 For compensation for special and miscel- 
laneous duty and for expenses of operation 
of the twenty-sixth division; provided, 
that any provision of law to the contrary 
notwithstanding, sums not exceeding in 
the aggregate eight thousand two hun- 
dred and fifty dollars may be expended for 
compensation for two full time positions . 26,332 00 

0421-14 For compensation for accidents and injuries 
sustained in the performance of military 
duty 3,750 00 

0421-15 To cover certain small claims for damages to 
private property arising from military 
maneuvers . ... . . . 1,850 00 

0421-17 For the military reservation, located in 
Barnstable countj'', including compensation 
of the commissioner .... 1,366 00 

0421-21 For the service of the air national guard 7,505 00 



200 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



Item 



0421-50 



State Guard: 
The unexpended balance remaining in ap- 
propriation item 0410-01 of section two of 
chapter eight hundred and twenty-five of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty is 
hereby reappropriated. Said item 0410- 
01, as amended by chapter four hundred 
and ninety of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fifty-one, is hereby further amended 
in lines thirteen and fourteen by striking 
out the words "nineteen hundred and 
fifty-two" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — nineteen hundred and fifty- 
three. 

Total 



$439,606 00 



State Quartermaster. 

0423-01 For the office of the state quartermaster, in- 
cluding not more than seven permanent 
positions ...... 

0423-02 For the operation of armories of the first 
class, including not more than eighty-five 
permanent positions .... 

Militia: 

0424-01 For reimbursement for rent and maintenance 
of armories not of the first class 

0424-02 For the Camp Curtis Guild rifle range, in- 
cluding not more than seven permanent 
positions ...... 

0424-05 For certain storage and maintenance facili- 
ties, including not more than thirteen per- 
manent positions ..... 

0424-08 For certain national guard aviation facilities 

Total 

State Surgeon: 
0426-01 For the service of the state surgeon, includ- 
ing not more than three permanent posi- 
tions ....... 

Armory Commission: 
0428-01 For compensation of one member and for ex- 
penses of the armory commission 

Total, Military Division 



$33,015 00 
607,350 00 

34,900 00 
29,045 00 



109,875 00 
34,315 00 

$848,500 00 



$34,175 00 



170 00 



$1,322,451 00 



Boards and Commissions serving under Governor and Council. 

Service of the Commission on Administration and Finance. 

Expenditures under the following three 
appropriations are subject to the ap- 
proval of the commission on adminis- 
tration and finance: 
0440-10 For telephone service in the state house $120,000 00 

0440-1 1 For the purchase of paper used in the execu- 
tion of the contracts for state printing, 
other than legislative .... 76,000 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



201 



Item 

0440-31 



0441-01 



0442-01 



0443-01 



0444-01 



0445-01 



For personnel appeal boards, as authorized 
by chapter four hundred and eighty-five 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty- 
five $250 00 

For the oflBce of the commissioner of ad- 
ministration, including not more than 
fourteen permanent positions; provided, 
that the comptroller shall -transfer to the 
General Fund the sum of twenty-one 
thousand seven hundred and twenty-one 
dollars from the Highway Fund 106,630 00 

For the bureau of the comptroller, including 
not more than one hundred and seventeen 
permanent positions; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of ninety-nine thousand 
nine hundred dollars from the Highway 
Fund 494,512 00 

For the bureau of the budget commissioner, 
including not more than nine permanent 
positions; provided, that the comptroller 
shall transfer to the Greneral Fimd the 
sum of eleven thousand three hundred and 
forty-nine dollars from the Highway Fund 54,864 00 

For the bureau of the purchasing agent, in- 
cluding not more than seventy-one per- 
manent positions; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of fifty-six thousand six 
hundred and eighty-nine dollars from the 
Highway Fund 278,975 00 

For the division of personnel and standard- 
ization, including not more than thirty- 
seven permanent positions; provided, that 
the comptroller shall transfer to the Gen- 
eral Fund the sum of thirty-nine thousand 
five hundred and eighty-nine dollars from 
the Highway Fund .... 186,555 00 

Total $1,316,786 00 

Service of the State Superintendent of Buildings. 

For the office of the superintendent, including 
not more than five permanent positions $26,330 00 

For the maintenance of the state house and 
the Ford building, including not more than 
one hundred and sixty-seven permanent 
positions 733,330 00 

Total $759,660 00 

Service of the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission. 

0455-01 For expenses of the New England interstate 
water pollution control commission, as au- 
thorized by chapter four hundred and 
twenty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and forty-seven, and for compensation and 
expenses of the commissioners, as provided 
by section four of said chapter $7,730 00 

Service of the State Planning Board. 

0456-01 For the service of the state planning board, 
including not more than thirteen perma- 
nent positions ..... 



0450-01 
0450-02 



$72,813 00 



202 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



Service of the Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. 



Item 

0457-01 For the expenses of the commissioners $1,775 00 

Service of the State Library. 

0459-01 For the service of the state library, including 
not more than thirty-three permanent posi- 
tions $126,266 00 

Service of the Art Commission. 
0460-01 For expenses of the commission . . . $670 00 

Service of the Ballot Law Commission. 

0461-01 For compensation and expenses of the com- 
missioners, including not more than three 
permanent positions .... $3,085 00 

Service of the Massadiuseits Commission on Discrimination. 

0462-01 For the service of the Massachusetts commis- 
sion on discrimination, including not more 
than thirteen permanent positions . $69,030 00 

Service of the Emergency Housing Commission. 
0463-01 This item postponed. 

Service of the Outdoor Advertising Authority. 

0464-01 For the service of the outdoor advertising 
authority, including not more than ten 
permanent positions .... $43,310 00 

Service of the Massachusetts Public Building Commission. 

0465-01 For the service of the Massachusetts public 
building commission, including not more 
than thirteen permanent positions . . $67,885 00 



For the Maintenance of the Mount Greylock War Memorial. 

0466-01 

$1,170 00 



For the maintenance of the Mount Greylock 
war memorial 



For the Maintenance of the Old State House. 

0467-01 For the contribution of the commonwealth 
toward the maintenance of the old pro- 
vincial state house .... $1,500 00 

Service of the Commission on Alcoholism. 

0468-01 For the service of the commission on alcohol- 
ism, as authorized by chapter five hundred 
and thirteen of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and forty-seven, including not 
more than one permanent position . . $10,745 00 

Service of the Youth Service Board. 

0480-01 For administration of the youth service 
board, as authorized by chapter three 
hundred and ten of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and forty-eight, including not 
more than sixty-eight permanent posi- 
tions $473,857 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



203 



Item 



0480-10 



0481-01 



0482-01 
0483-01 



0484-01 



Instruction in public schools: 
For reimbursement of cities and towns for 
tuition of children attending the public 
schools $12,000 00 

For the maintenance of and for certain im- 
provements at the institutions under the 
control of the youth service board, with 
the approval of said board: 

Industrial school for boys, including not 
more than one hundred and twenty-one 
p)ermanent positions .... 444,120 00 

Industrial school for girls, including not more 

than fifty permanent positions . . 268,210 00 

Lyman school for boys, including not more 
than one hundred and fifty-eight perma- 
nent positions 717,260 00 

For the operation of a detention home, in- 
cluding not more than six permanent posi- 
tions 103,645 00 

Total $2,019,092 00 



Service of the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission. 



0490-01 For the service of the Massachusetts aero- 
nautics commission, including not more 
than seventeen permanent positions 



$63,806 00 



Service of the State Airport Management Board. 

0492-01 For the service of the state airport manage- 
ment board, as authorized by chapter six 
hundred and thirty-seven of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and forty-eight, includ- 
ing not more than twelve permanent posi- 
tions $61,005 00 

0493-01 For the operation of the Logan airport, in- 
cluding not more than one hundred and 
eleven permanent positions . . . 693,145 00 

0494-01 For the operation of the Hanscom field; pro- 
vided, that permanent civil service em- 
ployees of the field whose positions are 
abolished as of June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-two, shall be transferred 
to positions in the service of the common- 
wealth of equal or lower grade as estab- 
lished by the division of personnel, regard- 
less of whether or not the title is similar, 
upon request of the appointing authority 
of the department to which the employee 
is to be transferred and with the consent 
of the employee; such transfer shall be 
without loss of seniority, retirement or 
other rights 25,000 00 

Total . ... . . . $779,150 00 

Total, Boards and Commissions ser\'ing 

under Governor and Council . . $5,344,473 00 



204 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



Service op the Secretary of the Commonweai^tb. 



Item 

0501-01 

0501-02 



0602-01 



0502-02 



For the salary of the secretary . $9,000 00 

For the office of the secretary, including not 
more than seventy-two permanent posi- 
tions 320,400 00 

For the purchase of certain supplies, equip- 
ment and repairs necessary in connection 
with the reproduction of the manuscript 
collection designated "Massachusetts Ar- 
chives," and for the furnishing of photo- 
static copies of corporation papers, election 
papers and acts and resolves . . . 6,375 00 

For the purchase and distribution of copies 
of certain journals of the house of repre- 
sentatives of Massachusetts Bay from 
seventeen hundred and fifteen to seventeen 
hundred and eighty, inclusive, as author- 
ized by chapter four hundred and thirteen 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty 750 00 

Total $336,525 00 



Printing Laws, etc. : 

0503-01 For printing and distributing the pamphlet 
edition and for printing and binding the 
blue book edition of the acts and resolves 
of the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
three, to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose . $29,000 00 

0503-02 For the printing of reports of decisions of the 
supreme judicial court, to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose ...... 11,660 00 

0503-03 For printing and binding pubhc documents, 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose . . . 6,000 00 

Total $46,660 00 



Matters Relating to Elections : 

0504-01 For preparing, printing and distributing bal- 
lots, and other miscellaneous expenses for 
primary and other elections, including not 
more than five permanent positions 

0504-04 For expenses of publication of lists of candi- 
dates and forms of questions before state 
elections ...... 

0504-05 For services and expenses of the electoral 
college ....... 

0504-07 This item postponed. 

Total 



Medical Examiners' Fees: 
0605-01 For medical examiners' fees 



$207,125 00 

17,500 00 
695 00 

$225,320 00 
$1,500 00 



Commission on Interstate Co-operation: 
0506-01 For the service of the commission, including 
not more than two permanent positions . 



25,450 00 



Total, Secretary of the Commonwealth . $635,455 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



205 



Service of the Treasurer and Receiver-General. 



Itern 

0601-01 
0601-02 



0602-01 



0604-01 



0604-03 



0604r^4 



0606-01 



For the salary of the treasurer and receiver- 
general $9,000 00 

For the office of the treasurer and receiver- 
general, including not more than forty-two 
permanent positions; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fimd the sum of eighty-seven thousand 
five hundred dollars from the Highway 
Fund 273,010 00 

Total . . . . $282,010 00 

Commissioners on Firemen's Relief: 
For expenses of administration and for relief 
disbursed by the commissioners on fire- 
men's relief $15,300 00 

State Board of Retirement: 
For the administrative office of the board, 

including not more than sixteen permanent 

positions 62,400 00 

For the pajTnent of the commonwealth's 

share in financing the state employees' re- 
tirement system, as provided by chapter 

thirty-two of the General Laws; provided, 

that the comptroller shall transfer to the 

General Fimd the sum of one hundred and 

twenty thousand dollars from the Highway 

Fund 2,400,000 00 

The unexpended balance remaining in item 

0604-04 of section two of chapter eight 

hundred and six of the acts of nineteen 

himdred and fifty-one is hereby reappro- 

priated. 

Total $2,462,400 00 

Emergency Finance Board: 
For administrative expenses of the board, in- 
cluding not more than one permanent posi- 
tion $12,719 00 

Total, Department of the Treasurer and 

Receiver-General .... $2,772,429 00 



Service op the Auditor of the Commonwealth. 

0701-01 For the salary of the auditor . . $9,000 00 

0701-02 For the office of the auditor, including not 
more than thirty-five permanent posi- 
tions; provided, that the comptroller shall 
transfer to the General Fimd the sum of 
forty-eight thousand dollars from the High- 
way Fund 197,155 00 

0701-23 For an audit of the accounts of the Metro- 
politan Transit Authority . 21,165 00 

0701-24 For the expense of an audit of the books of 
the New Bedford, Woods Hole, Martha's 
Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Au- 
thority, to be reimbursed by said authority 
as provided by law .... 3,330 00 

Total, Department of the Auditor . $230,650 00 



206 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



Service of the Department of the Attorney General. 



Item 

0801-01 
0801-02 



0802-01 



0802-02 



0803-10 



For the salary of the attorney general . . $12,000 00 

For the office of the attorney general, includ- 
ing not more than forty-two permanent 
positions 256,833 00 

For the settlement of certain claims, as pro- 
vided by law, on account of damages by 
cars owned by the commonwealth and 
operated by state employees . . 10,000 00 

For the settlement of certain small claims, as 
authorized by sections three A and three B 
of chapter twelve of the General Laws . 5,000 00 

Total $283,833 00 

Special : 
For hearings and special pleadings, including 
legal assistants and stenographic services 
as needed in litigations re New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad Company 
(Old Colony Division); provided, that no 
salaries or expenses of permanent em- 
ployees shall be charged to this item . $5,500 00 

Total, Department of the Attorney Gen- 
eral $289,333 00 



0901-01 
0901-02 



0901-11 
0901-21 



0901-22 



0905-01 
0905-03 



Service of the Department of Agriculture. 

For the salary of the commissioner . $7,000 00 

For the office of the commissioner, including 

not more than twenty-three permanent 

positions 110,084 00 

For compensation and expenses of members 

of the advisory board .... 428 00 

For apiary inspection, including not more 

than one permanent position, and for the 

reimbursement of owners of diseased bees 

as provided in section thirty-four of chap- 
ter one hundred and twenty-eight of the 

General Laws .... 7,070 00 

For a program of soil conservation, as author- 
ized by chapter five hundred and thirty- 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
forty-five, as amended . . . . 1,719 00 



0906-01 



Total $126,301 00 

Division of Dairying and Animal Hus- 
bandry : 

For the service of the division, including not 

more than twelve permanent positions . $60,695 00 

For administering the law relative to the in- 
spection of barns and dairies by the de- 
partment of agriculture, including not 
more than fourteen permanent positions . 75,630 00 

Total $136,325 00 

Milk Control Board : 
P''or the service of the board, including not 
more than thirty-four permanent posi- 



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Item 



0907-01 



0907-06 



0907-07 



0907-08 



0908-01 



0909-01 



0910-01 



tions; provided, that permanent civil 
service employees of the milk control 
board may be transferred to positions in 
the service of the commonwealth of equal 
or lower grade, as established by the di- 
vision of personnel, regardless of whether 
or not the title is similar, upon request of 
the appointing authority of the depart- 
ment to which the employee is to be trans- 
ferred and with the consent of the em- 
ployee. Such transfer shall be without 
loss of seniority, retirement or other rights $150,620 00 

Division of Livestock Disease Control: 

For the office of the director, including not 
more than twenty-eight permanent posi- 
tions and not more than fifty permanent 
intermittent positions .... $173,510 00 

For reimbursement of owners of horses killed 
during the year nineteen hundred and 
fifty-three and previous years, travel, 
when allowed, of inspectors of animals, 
incidental expenses of killing and burial, 
quarantine and emergency services, and 
for laboratory and veterinary supplies and 
equipment . . . . 6,250 00 

The unexpended balance remaining in ap- 
propriation item 0907-07 of section two of 
chapter five hundred and eighty of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and fifty is hereby 
reappropriated. 

For the reimbursement of certain towns for 
compensation paid to inspectors of animals 
for the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
three and the previous year . . 4,400 00 

Total $184,160 00 

Division of Markets: 
For the service of the division, including not 
more than twelve permanent positions . $80,095 00 

Division of Plant Pest Control and Fairs: 
For the service of the division, including not 
more than three permanent positions . 44,345 00 

State Reclamation Board: 
For the service of the board, including not 

more than four permanent positions 14,397 00 

Total, Department of Agriculture $736,243 00 



Service of the Department of Conservation. 

1001-01 For the salary of the commissioner . . $7,000 00 

1001-02 For the office of the commissioner, including 

not more than sixteen permanent positions 98,625 00 

1001-03 For expenses of operation and maintenance 
of boats, including not more than four 
permanent positions .... 37,190 00 

1001-31 For the suppression of insect pests and shade 
tree diseases, including gypsy and brown 
tail moths and Japanese beetles, and in- 



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It«m 



eluding not more than seven permanent 
positions, and for reimbursement to cities 
and towns of a proportion of their expenses 
for such work, as provided by law . 



$152,280 00 



Special: 
1001-32 Item 1001-32 of section two of chapter eight 
hundred and six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-one is hereby amended 
by striking out the wording and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — For the 
control and eradication of Dutch Elm Di- 
sease in Berkshire County; provided, that 
the county of Berkshire, in co-operation 
with the Department of Conservation, 
shall expend as provided in section eighteen 
B of chapter one hundred and thirty-two 
of the General Laws an amount equal to 
the sum made available by this item. 

Total 



$295,095 00 



Division of Forestry: 

1002-01 For the office of the director, including not 

more than five permanent positions . . $21,310 00 

1002-11 For aiding towns in the purchase of equipH 
ment for extinguishing forest fires, for the 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-three and 
for previous years, as provided by section 
eleven of chapter forty of the Greneral 
Laws 1,000 00 

1002-12 For the service of the state fire warden, in- 
cluding not more than sixteen permanent 
positions 316,730 00 

1002-14 For the expenses of forest fire patrol, as au- 
thorized Dy section twenty-eight A of chaf>- 
ter forty-eight of the General Laws 38,650 00 

1002-15 For reimbursement to certain towns for ex- 
tinguishing forest fires .... 1,000 00 

1002-18 For the cost of establishing forest cutting 
practices, including not more than two 
permanent positions .... 8,605 00 

1002-21 For the development of state forests, includ- 
ing not more than thirty-three permanent 
positions 212,293 00 

1002-26 For certain farm forestry projects in co-oper- 
ation with the United States Forest Service 
and the county of Berkshire; provided, 
that no expenditure shall be made under 
this item until the county of Berkshire 
shall have deposited the sum of one thou- 
sand five hundred and fifteen dollars in the 
state treasury for this project . . 6,060 00 

1002-27 For certain farm forestry projects in co-oper- 
ation with the United States Forest Service 
and the county of Essex; provided, that no 
expenditure shall be made under this item 
until the county of Essex shall have de- 
posited the sum of one thousand five hun- 
dred and fifteen dollars in the state treasury 
for this project 6,060 00 

1002-30 For expenses of the Northeastern Forest Fire 
Protection Commission, as authorized by 
chapter four hundred and fifty-eeven of 



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209 



Item 



the acts of nineteen hundred and forty- 
nine, and for compensation of commis- 
sioners, as provided by section four of said 
chapter $1,250 00 

Total $612,958 GO 



Division of Law Enforcement: 
1003-01 For the office of the director, including not 

more than five permanent positions . $20,100 00 
1003-02 For the administration and enforcement of 
laws relative to shellfish and other marine 
fisheries, and for regulating the sale and 
cold storage of fresh food fish, including 
not more than seventeen permanent posi- 
tions 76,294 00 

1003-03 For conservation officers, including not more 
than thirty-nine permanent positions; 
provided, that the comptroller shall trans- 
fer to the General Fund the sum of ninety- 
two thousand seven hundred and eighty 
dollars from the Inland Fisheries and Game 
Fund 186,560 00 

Total $281,954 00 



1004-70 



1004^73 
1004-84 



Division of Marine Fisheries: 

For the service of the office of the director, 
including not more than eight permanent 
positions, and for the administration of the 
activities provided for under items 1004-84 
and 1004-85 

This item omitted. 

For the reimbursement to certain coastal 
cities and towns of a part of the cost of 
projects for the propagation of shellfish, 
as authorized by section twenty of chapter 
one himdred and thirty of the General 
Laws; provided, that the expenditure by 
said cities and towns of funds herein pro- 
vided shall not be subject to appropriation 
as required by section fifty-three of chapter 
forty-four of the General Laws 

For the reimbursement to certain coastal 
cities and towns of a part of the cost of 
projects for the suppression of enemies of 
shellfish, as authorized by section twenty 
of chapter one hundred and thirty of the 
General Laws; provided, that the expen- 
diture by said cities and towns of funds 
herein provided shall not be subject to ap- 
propriation as required by section fifty- 
three of chapter forty-four of the General ' 
Laws ....... 

For the cost of construction and improvement 
of certain fishways, as provided by law 

For services and expenses of the Atlantic 
States Marine Fisheries. Commission, as 
authorized by chapter four hundred and 
eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and forty-one .... 
1004-91 For bounties on seals .... 



1004-85 



1004-87 
1004-90 



$55,855 GO 



12,500 00 



7,500 00 
12,571 GO 



4,800 00 
450 00 



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Item 

1004-93 



For experimental work with and consultant 
services of the Woods Hole Oceanographic 
Institute, for the purpose of increasing the 
supply of shellfish in the commonwealth . 

Total 

Total, Department of Conservation 



$20,000 00 

$113,676 00 

$1,303,683 00 



Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance. 



1101-01 
1101-02 



1102-01 



1103-01 
1103-02 



1105-01 



Division of Banks: 
For the salary of the commissioner . $12,000 00 

For the office of the commissioner, including 

not more than one hundred and sixty-one 

permanent positions .... 793,029 00 
For the office of the supervisor of loan 

agencies, including not more than nine 

permanent positions . . . 38,182 00 

Total $843,211 00 

Division of Insurance: 

For the salary of the commissioner . . $12,000 00 

For the service of the division, including ex- 
penses of the board of appeal and certain 
other costs of supervising motor vehicle 
liability insurance, and including not more 
than two hundred and thirty-six perma- 
nent positions; provided, that contracts 
or orders for the purchase of statement 
blanks for the making of annual reports to 
the commissioner of insurance shall not be 
subject to the restrictions prescribed by 
section one of chapter five of the Greneral 
Laws; and, provided further, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the Greneral 
Fund the sum of one hundred and seventy- 
eight thousand seven hundred and eighty 
dollars from the Highway Fund . . 1,043,800 00 

Total $1,055,800 00 

Division of Savings Bank Life Insurance: 
For the service of the division, including not 
more than thirty permanent positions . $130,547 00 

Total $130,547 00 

Total, Department of Banking and In- 
surance $2,029,558 00 



Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation, 



1201-01 For the salary of the commissioner 
1201-02 For personal services of the department ex- 
cept as otherwise provided, including not 
more than six hundred and fifty-one per- 
manent positions; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of one hundred and twenty- 



$11,000 00 



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211 



Item 



1201-03 



1201-12 
1201-22 



eight thousand dollars from the Highway 
Fund, the sum of one hundred and forty- 
one thousand six hundred and eighty dol- 
lars from amounts collected under chapter 
sixty-four B of the General Laws and the 
sum of one milHon six hundred and thirty- 
seven thousand five hundred and forty 
dollars from the receipts of the income tax . $2,486,995 00 

For expenses of the department except as 
otherwise provided for; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of twenty-one thousand 
five hundred and fifty dollars from the 
Highway Fund 107,750 00 

For expenses of the division of field investi- 
gation and temporary taxes . . . 23,580 00 

For expenses for the administration of an 
excise on meals; provided, that a sum 
equivalent to the expenditures under this 
item shall be transferred to the General 
Fimd from amounts collected under chap- 
ter sixty-four B of the General Laws . 27,690 00 

Total $2,657,015 00 



Income Tax Division: 
1202-02 For expenses of the income tax division; pro- 
vided, that a sum equivalent to the ex- 
penditures under this item shall be trans- 
ferred to the General Fund from receipts 
of the income tax $341,762 00 

Division of Accounts: 

1203-01 For the service of the division, including not 
more than one hundred and twenty-eight 
permanent positions, partly chargeable to 
item 1203-11 $615,854 00 

1203-11 For expenses of auditing and installing sys- 
tems of municipal accounts, the cost of 
which is to be assessed upon the munici- 
palities for which the work is done . . 61,900 00 

1203-12 For the expenses of certain books, forms and 
other material which may be sold to cities 
and towns requiring the same for main- 
taining their system of accounts . . 40,000 00 

1203-21 For the service of the county personnel 
board, including not more than six perma- 
nent positions ..... 13,000 00 

Total $730,754 00 

Appellate Tax Board: 
1204-01 For tne service of the board, including not 
more than twenty-eight permanent posi- 
tions $169,909 00 

Reimbursement for Loss of Taxes: 
1205-01 For reimbursing cities and towns for loss of 
taxes on land used for state institutions 
and certain other state activities, as certi- 
fied by the commissioner of corporations 
and taxation for the calendar year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-two, and for the reim- 
bursement of certain towns as authorized 



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Item 



by section seventeen B of chapter fifty- 
eight of the General Laws; provided, that 
the commissioner shall not include in any 
distribution under this item any amounts 
on account of land not included in such 
distributions prior to January one, nine- 
teen hundred and fifty, unless specifically 
so authorized by legislative act 

Total, Department of Corporations and 
Taxation ..... 



$573,000 00 



$4,472,440 00 



Service of the Department of Education. 

1301-01 For the salary of the commissioner $11,000 00 

1301-02 For the oflSce of the commissioner, including 
not more than sixty-one permanent posi- 
tions 274,500 00 

1301-06 For printing school registers and other school 

blanks for cities and towns . 4,900 00 

1301-07 For expenses of holding teachers' institutes . 970 00 

1301-08 For aid to certain pupils in state teachers' col- 
leges, under the direction of the department 
of education 4,000 00 

1301-10 For the service of the state building on New- 
bury Street, Boston, including not more 
than four permanent positions . . 27,190 00 

1301-18 For expenses required for the operation of an 

agency for surplus property . 16,730 00 

1301-19 For reimbursement to cities and towns of a 
portion of the cost of a program for ex- 
tended school services for certain children 
of certain employed mothers, as authorized 
by sections twenty-six A to twenty-six F, 
inclusive, of chapter seventy-one of the 
General Laws 12,500 00 

1301-20 For the Board of Education, including not 

more than two permanent positions 8,845 00 

1301-23 For printing guides for school curricula 22,000 00 

1301-24 For the advancement of education for Ameri- 
can citizenship, as authorized by chapter 
six hundred and ninety-three of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fifty-one . . 9,154 00 

1301-25 For expenses of the board of collegiate au- 
thority 625 00 

1301-28 For a program to secure fair educational prac- 
tices 12,980 00 

1301-29 For a program of sight saving classes and for 
the reimbursement of certain cities and 
towns as provided by law 20,250 00 

1301-30 This item omitted. 

1301-32 This item combined with item 1301-23. 

1301-51 For assisting small towns in providing them- 
selves with school superintendents, as pro- 
vided by law 185,000 00 

1301-53 For the reimbursement of certain towns for 
the transportation of pupils as provided by 
law; provided, that a sum equivalent to the 
expenditures under this item shall be trans- 
ferred to the General Fund from the re- 
ceipts of the income tax , . . 1,925,000 00 

1301-54 For the reimbursement of certain cities and 
towns for a part of the expenses of main- 



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213 



Item 



1301-55 



taining agricultural and industrial voca- 
tional schools as provided by law 
For reimbursement of certain cities and towns 
for adult English-speaking classes 

Total 



$3,509,930 00 

95,000 00 

$6,140,674 00 



Summer School : 
1302-01 For a summer school to be conducted at 
Hyannis or elsewhere, with the approval of 
the commissioner of education 



$7,610 00 



School Building Assistance Commission: 
1303-01 For the school building assistance commis- 
sion 62,109 00 

1303-05 For reimbursement of certain cities and towns 
for part of the cost of construction of school 
projects, as authorized by chapter six hun- 
dred and forty-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and forty-eight as amended, to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for the purpose; provided, that 
a sum equivalent to the expenditures under 
this item be transferred to the General 
Fund from the receipts of the income tax . 1,900,000 00 

Total $1,962,109 00 

Community School Lunch Program: 
1305-01 For the community school lunch program, 
including not more than eighteen perma- 
nent positions ..... $82,349 00 
1305-05 For partial assistance in the furnishing of 
lunches to school children, as authorized 
by chapter five hundred and thirty-eight of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-one; 
provided, that notwithstanding any provi- 
sions of law to the contrary, a sum equiva- 
lent to the expenditures under this item 
shall be transferred to the Greneral Fund 
from the receipts of the income tax . . 650,000 00 

Total $732,349 00 

Division of Vocational Education : 
1307-01 For the training of teachers for vocational 
schools, to comply with the requirement of 
federal authorities under the provisions of 
the Smith-Hughes act, so called, including 
not more than thirty-three permanent posi- 
tions $107,010 00 

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation: 
1309-01 For the expenses of promotion of vocational 
rehabihtation in co-operation with the fed- 
eral government ..... $105,000 00 
1309-02 For aid to certain persons receiving in- 
struction in the courses for vocational 
rehabilitation, as authorized by section 
twenty-two B of chapter seventy-four of 
the General Laws ..... 12,600 00 



Total 



$117,600 00 



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Item 



1311-01 



Education of Deaf and Blind Pupils: 
P'or education of deaf and blind pupils of the 
commonwealth, as provided by section 
twenty-six of chapter sixty-nine of the 
General Laws ..... 



$814,800 00 



Division of University Extension: 
1313-01 For the university extension courses, includ- 
ing not more than forty permanent posi- 
tions; provided, that the comptroller shall 
transfer to the General Fund the sum of 
one hundred and fifty-three thousand five 
hundred and seventy-three dollars from 
the Veterans' Services Fund 
1313-05 For English-speaking classes for adults, in- 
cluding not more than two permanent 
positions ...... 

Total 



$299,365 00 

10,320 00 
$309,685 00 



Division of Immigration and Americani- 
zation : 
1315-01 For the service of the division, including not 
more than twenty permanent positions 



$81,846 00 



Division of Public Libraries: 
1316-01 For the service of the division, including not 
more than twenty-two permanent positions 



),155 00 



Division of the Blind: 

1317-01 For general administration and for instruc- 
tion of the adult blind in their homes, in- 
cluding not more than sixty-five perma- 
nent positions $250,905 00 

1317-08 For aiding the adult blind, subject to the con- 
ditions provided by law, including the cost 
of certain medical assistance and supplies, 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose . . 967,130 00 

1317-10 For expenses of administering and operating 
the service of piano tuning \mder section 
twenty-five of chapter sixty-nine of the 
General Laws 22,500 00 

1317-11 For the operation of local shops, including 

not more than eleven permanent positions 156,130 00 

1317-13 For the operation of the Woolson House in- 
dustries, including not more than three 
permanent positions .... 86,350 00 

1317-15 For the operation of the salesroom and other 
expenses in connection with the sale of 
materials made by blind persons, including 
not more than four permanent positions . 37,180 00 

1317-16 For the operation of certain industries for 
men, including not more than six perma- 
nent positions ..... 335,255 00 

1317-17 For the operation of a workshop for the blind 
in the city of Springfield, as authorized by 
chapter six hundred and sixty-six of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-one, 
including not more than two permanent 
positions 39,896 00 



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Item 
1317-28 



1319-01 
1319-04 



1319-08 



For the promotion of vocational rehabilita- 
tion of the blind in co-operation with the 
federal government .... $15,000 00 

Total $1,910,345 00 

Teachers' Retirement Board: 
For the service of the board, including not 

more than thirty permanent positions $103,043 00 

For reimbursement of certain cities and 

towns for pensions to retired teachers, to 

be in addition to any amount heretofore 

appropriated for the purpose . 1,500,000 00 

For the payment of the commonwealth's 

share in financing the teachers' retirement 

system, as provided by chapter thirty-two 

of the General Laws as amended 5,340,000 00 

Total $6,943,043 00 



Massachusetts Maritime Academy: 
1327-01 For administration, including not more than 

two permanent positions . $9,626 00 

1327-10 For maintenance of the academy and ship, 
including not more than forty-nine per- 
manent positions, with the approval of the 
commissioner of education . . 317,737 00 

1327-20 For the maintenance of the property at Hy- 
annis, including not more than six perma- 
nent positions, with the approval of the 
commissioner of education . . 24,655 00 

Total $352,018 00 

For the maintenance of and for certain 
improvements at the following state 
teachers' colleges, and the boarding halls 
attached thereto, with the approval of 
the commissioner of education : 

1330-01 State teachers' college at Bridgewater, in- 
cluding not more than eighty-two perma- 
nent positions; provided, that the comp- 
troller shall transfer to the General Fund 
the sum of nine thousand dollars from the 
Veterans' Services Fimd . . $446,350 00 

1330-21 State teachers' college at Bridgewater, board- 
ing hall, including not more than thirty- 
two permanent positions . 166,610 00 

1331-01 State teachers' college at Fitchburg, includ- 
ing not more than seventy-four permanent 
positions; provided, that the comptroller 
shall transfer to the General Fimd the sum 
of twenty-five thousand dollars from the 
Veterans' Services Fund . . . 416,930 00 

1331-21 State teachers' college at Fitchburg, boarding 
hall, including not more than eleven per- 
manent positions ..... 91,890 00 

1332-01 State teacners' college at Framingham, in- 
cluding not more than eighty permanent 
positions 341,010 00 

1332-21 State teachers' college at Framingham, 
boarding hall, including not more than 
thirty permanent positions 136,930 00 



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Item 

1333-01 State teachers' college at Lowell, including 
not more than fifty permanent positions; 
provided, that the comptroller shall trans- 
fer to the General Fund the sum of four 
thousand dollars from the Veterans' Serv- 
ices Fund $201,425 00 

1334-01 State teachers' college at North Adams, in- 
cluding not more than thirty-six permanent 
positions; provided, that the comptroller 
shall transfer to the Greneral Fund the sum 
of six thousand dollars from the Veterans' 
Services Fund 142,750 00 

1334-21 State teachers' college at North Adams, 
boarding hall, including not more than five 
permanent positions .... 22,398 00 

1335-01 State teachers' college at Salem, including 
not more than sixty-one permanent posi- 
tions; provided, that the comptroller shall 
transfer to the General Fund the sum of 
five thousand seven hundred dollars from 
the Veterans' Services Fund . 275,460 00 

1336-01 State teachers' college at Westfield, including 
not more than thirty-nine permanent posi- 
tions; provided, that the comptroller shall 
transfer to the General Fund the sum of 
eight thousand dollars from the Veterans' 
Services Fund 159,840 00 

1336-21 State teachers' college at Westfield, boarding 
hall, including not more than two perma- 
nent positions ..... 9,710 00 

1337-01 State teachers' college at Worcester, includ- 
ing not more than fifty-four permanent 
positions; provided, that the comptroller 
shall transfer to the General Fund the sum 
of five thousand dollars from the Veterans' 
Services Fund 223,430 00 

1339-01 Massachusetts school of art, including not 
more than thirty-three permanent posi- 
tions; provided, that the comptroller shall 
transfer to the Greneral Fund the sum of 
six thousand two hundred dollars from the 
Veterans' Services Fund .... 205,914 00 

Total $2,840,647 00 



For the maintenance of and for certain im- 
provements at the following textile in- 
stitutes, with the approval of the com- 
missioner of education and the trustees 
thereof: 
1340-01 Bradford Durfee technical institute, includ- 
ing not more than thirty permanent posi- 
tions, and including the sum of ten 
thousand dollars which is to be assessed 
upon the city of Fall River as a part of the 
charges to be paid by said city to the com- 
monwealth in the calendar year nineteen 
hundred and fifty -two; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of twenty-nine thousand 
two hundred and fifty dollars from the 
Veterans' Services Fund 
1341-01 Lowell textile institute, including not more 
than one hundred and twenty-five perma- 



$187,240 00 



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217 



Item 



1342-01 



nent positions, and including the sum of 
ten thousand dollars which is to be assessed 
upon the city of Lowell as a part of the 
charges to be paid by said city to the com- 
monwealth in the calendar year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-two ; provided, that said 
institute is hereby authorized to conduct 
a summer school at no expense to the com- 
monwealth, and for said purpose the insti- 
tute may receive and expend income 
derived therefrom; and, provided further, 
that the comptroller shall transfer to the 
General Fund the sum of seventy-six thou- 
sand dollars from the Veterans' Services 

Fund $738,250 00 

New Bedford textile institute, including not 
more than thirty-four permanent positions, 
and including the sum of ten thousand 
dollars which is to be assessed upon the 
city of New Bedford as a part of the charges 
to be paid by said city to the common- 
wealth in the calendar year nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-two; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of thirty-one thousand two 
hundred dollars from the Veterans' Services 
Fund 194,840 00 

Total $1,120,330 00 



University of Massachusetts: 
1350-01 For the maintenance of the University of 
Massachusetts, with the approval of the 
trustees, including not more than eight 
hundred and forty-five permanent posi- 
tions; provided, that the comptroller shall 
transfer to the General Fund the sum of 
two hundred and seventy-five thousand 
dollars from the Veterans' Services Fvmd . $5,213,601 00 
1350-96 For certain scholarships at the University of 
Massachusetts, as authorized by chapter 
five hundred and twenty-four of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fifty-one . 



Total 



Total, Department of Education 



25,000 00 
$5,238,601 00 
$28,768,622 00 



Service op the Department of Civil Service and Registration. 

Division of Civil Service: 
1402-01 For the salary of the director and for the 
compensation of members of the commis- 
sion $29,600 00 

1402-02 For the service of the division, including not 
more than one hundred and eighty-one 
permanent positions; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of one hundred and twenty- 
one thousand nine hundred and eighty-five 
dollars from the Highway Fund 721,245 00 



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Item 
1402-21 



1403-01 
1403-02 



1404-01 
1405-01 
1406-01 
1407-01 
1408-01 
1409-01 

1410-01 
1411-01 

1412-01 
1413-01 
1414-01 

1416-01 
1417-01 
1420-01 
1421-01 



For expenses of hearings, as authorized by 
section one of chapter six hundred and 
sixty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and forty-five ..... 

Total 

Division of Registration: 

For the salary of the director 

For the service of the division, including not 
more than forty-five permanent positions; 
provided, that the position of investigator 
of chiropody and podiatry shall not be 
subject to the provisions of chapter thirty- 
one of the General Laws 

Total 

For the service of the following agencies in 
the division: 

Board of registration in medicine, including 
not more than seven permanent positions . 

Board of dental examiners, including not 
more than five permanent positions 

Board of registration in chiropody, including 
not more than five permanent positions . 

Board of registration in pharmacy, including 
not more than nine permanent positions . 

Board of registration of nurses, including not 
more than ten permanent positions . 

Board of registration in embalming and 
funeral directing, including not more than 
three permanent positions 

Board of registration in optometry, including 
not more than five permanent positions . 

Board of registration in veterinary medicine, 
including not more than five permanent 
positions ...... 

Board of registration of professional engineers 
and land surveyors .... 

Board of registration of architects, including 
not more than five permanent positions 

Board of registration of certified public ac- 
countants, including not more than five 
permanent positions .... 

State examiners of electricians, including not 
more than two permanent positions 

State examiners of plumbers, including not 
more than three permanent positions 

Board of registration of barbers, including not 
more than eight permanent positions 

Board of registration of hairdressers, includ- 
ing not more than seventeen permanent 
positions ...... 

Total, Department of Civil Service and 
Registration ..... 



$2,500 00 
$753,245 00 

$4,000 00 

201,746 00 
$205,746 00 



$6,800 00 


4,900 00 


1,300 00 


25,364 00 


4,405 00 


5,500 00 


2,250 00 


2,410 00 


2,860 00 


2,575 00 


7,635 00 


7,000 00 


4,100 00 


33,590 00 


68,275 00 


$1,137,955 00 



Service of the Department of Industrial Accidents. 

1501-01 For personal services of members of the 
board, including not more than nine perma- 
nent positions ..... $73,000 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



219 



Item 
1501-02 



1501-05 



1501-06 



For the service of the board and of the re- 

habihtation commission, including not 

more than one hundred and thirty-one 

permanent positions; provided, that the 

position of executive secretary of the re- 

habiUtation commission shall not be subject 

to the provisions of chapter thirty-one of 

the General Laws $544,015 00 

For expenses of impartial examinations for 

the year nineteen hundred and fifty-three 

and the previous year .... 74,605 00 

For the compensation of certain public em- 
ployees for injuries sustained in the course 

of their employment for the year nineteen 

hundred and fifty-three and for previous 

years, as provided by section sixty-nine of 

chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the 

General Laws; provided, that the comp- 
troller shall transfer to the General Fund 

the sum of one hundred and thirty-three 

thousand dollars from the Highway Fund 380,000 00 

Total $1,071,620 00 



Division of Self -Insurance: 
1501-21 For the service of the division, including not 
more than six permanent positions, as au- 
thorized by chapter sixty of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and forty-five . . 28,130 00 

Total, Department of Industrial Acci- 
dents $1,099,750 00 



Service op the Department of Labor and Industries. 

1601-01 For general administration, including not 

more than ten permanent positions . . $57,280 00 

1603-01 For the division of industrial inspection, in- 
cluding not more than seventy-two perma- 
nent positions 332,420 00 

1605-01 For the division of occupational hygiene, 
including not more than twelve permanent 
positions 54,130 00 

1607-01 For the division of statistics, including not 

more than thirty-six permanent positions . 133,405 00 

1609-01 For administration of the division on neces- 
saries of life, including not more than five 
permanent positions . . . 21,010 00 

1609-05 For administration, by said division, of sec- 
tions two hundred and ninety-five A to two 
hundred and ninety-five O, inclusive, of 
chapter ninety-four of the General Laws, 
relating to the advertising and sale of motor 
fuel at retail, including not more than 
twelve permanent positions . . . 50,418 00 

1611-01 For the board of conciliation and arbitration, 
including not more than nineteen perma- 
nent positions ..... 93,149 00 

1613-01 For the conunission on minimum wage and 
for expenses of wage boards, including not 
more than thirty-four permanent positions 129,562 00 



220 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



Item 

1615-01 For the division of standards, including not 

more than seventeen permanent positions . $76,974 00 

Total $947,348 00 

Massachusetts Development and Indus- 
trial Commission: 
1617-01 For the service of the commission, including 

not more than twelve permanent positions $210,627 00 

Labor Relations Commission: 
1619-01 For the service of the commission, including 
not more than twenty-three permanent 
positions 114,328 00 

Total, Department of Labor and Indus- 
tries $1,272,203 00 



Service of the Department of Mental Health. 

1701-01 For the salary of the commissioner $16,000 00 

1701-02 For administration, including not more than 
one hundred and one permanent positions, 
and including transportation, medical ex- 
aminations and boarding out of patients 
and certain feeble-minded persons; pro- 
vided, that the position of supervisor of 
laundry service shall not be subject to the 
civil service laws and rules 



Total 

Division of Mental Hygiene: 
1702-00 For the service of the division, including not 

more than seventy permanent positions 
1703-01 This item omitted. 

For the maintenance of and for certain im- 
provements at the following institutions 
tmder the control of the department of 
mental health: 

1710-00 Boston psychopathic hospital, including not 
more than one hundred and eighty-three 
permanent positions .... 

1711-00 Boston state hospital, including not more 
than seven hundred and seventy-two per- 
manent positions ..... 

1712-00 Danvers state hospital, including not more 
than six hundred and fifty-five permanent 
positions ...... 

1713-00 Foxborough state hospital, including not 
more than four hundred and fifteen perma- 
nent positions ..... 

1714-00 Gardner state hospital, including not more 
than four hundred and twenty-two perma- 
nent positions ..... 

1715-00 Grafton state hospital, including not more 
than five hxmdred and thirty-seven perma- 
nent positions ..... 

1716-00 Medfield state hospital, including not more 
than five hundred and thirty permanent 
positions ...... 



617,292 00 
$632,292 00 



$317,720 00 



801,687 00 
3,738,180 00 
2,763,405 00 
1,688,000 00 
1,867,580 00 
2,287,855 00 
2,134,096 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



221 



Item 

1717-00 Metropolitan stat« hospital, including not 
more than four hundred and ninety perma- 
nent positions ..... $2,193,386 00 

Sp>ecial : 

1717-29 For the purchase and installation of certain 

screens 10,000 00 

1718-00 Northampton state hospital, including not 
more than five hundred and twenty-nine 
permanent positions .... 2,397,880 00 

1719-00 Taunton state hospital, including not more 
than five hundred and thirty-eight perma- 
nent positions ..... 2,335,895 00 

1720-00 Westborough state hospital, including not 
more than six hundred and two permanent 
positions 2,550,520 00 

1721-00 Worcester state hospital, including not more 
than six hundred and eighty-three perma- 
nent positions 2,970,740 00 

1722-00 Monson state hospital, including not more 
than five himdred and six permanent posi- 
tions 2,035,375 00 

1723-00 Belchertown state school, including not more 
than three hxmdred and eighty-two perma- 
nent positions ..... 1,647,730 00 

1724-00 Walter E. Femald state school, including not 
more than five hundred and seventy-six 
permanent positions .... 2,497,514 00 

1725-00 Wrentham state school, including not more 
than four hundred and forty-seven perma- 
nent positions 2,014,700 00 

1726-00 Myles Standish state school, including not 
more than four hundred and four perma- 
nent positions ..... 1,917,856 00 

Total, Department of Mental Health . $38,802,410 00 



1801-01 
1801-02 



1801-05 



1801-21 



1805-01 



Service of the Department of Correction. 

For the salary of the commissioner . . $8,000 00 

For administration, including not more than 
forty-four permanent positions; provided, 
that the persons employed under the divi- 
sion of classification of prisoners shall not 
be subject to the civil service laws and 
rules 204,500 00 

For the operation of prison camps, as au- 
thorized by chapter seven hundred and 
fifty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fifty-one, including not more than 
twelve permanent positions . . 102,480 00 

Non-Contributory Pensions: 
For the compensation of certain prison officers 
and instructors formerly in the service of 
the commonwealth, now retired . 70,000 00 



Total . . . . . . $384,980 00 

Parole Board: 
For the service of the board, including not 
more than forty-two permanent positions . $203,650 00 



222 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 

Item 

For the maintenance of and for certain im- 
provements at the following institutions 
under the control of the department of 
correction : 

1810-01 State farm, including not more than four hun- 
dred and seventy-three permanent posi- 
tions $2,415,406 00 

1812-01 State prison, including not more than one 
hundred and sixty-five permanent posi- 
tions 928,282 00 

1814-01 Massachusetts reformatory, including not 
more than two hundred and five permanent 
positions 1,165,817 00 

1816-01 Reformatory for women, including not more 
than one hundred and thirty-eight perma- 
nent positions 683,175 00 

1818-01 State prison colony, including not more than 
two hundred and thirty-four permanent 
positions 1,271,707 00 



Total, Department of Correction . . $7,053,017 00 



Service of the Department of Public Welfare. 

1901-01 For the salary of the commissioner . $10,000 00 

1901-03 For administration of the program of old age 
assistance provided by chapter one hun- 
dred and eighteen A of the General Laws, 
as amended, for the office of the commis- 
sioner and for the divisions of aid and relief 
and child guardianship, including not more 
than five hundred and fifty-five permanent 
positions; provided, that the comptroller 
shall transfer to the General Fund the sum 
of six hundred and seventy-five thousand 
seven hundred dollars from the Old Age 
Assistance Fund; and, provided further, 
that any revenue resulting from the ad- 
ministration of old age assistance shall be 
credited to the Old Age Assistance Fund; 
and, provided further, that the two posi- 
tions of deputy commissioner of public 
welfare be appointed by the governor with 
the advice and consent of the councU . . 2,195,205 00 
1901-22 For expenses in connection with the federal 
program for distribution of surplus com- 
modities; provided, that notwithstanding 
any other provision of law, persons em- 
ployed hereunder shall not be subject to 
the civU service laws and rules, but their 
employment and salary rates shall be sub- 
ject to approval of the division of personnel 
and standardization .... 12,860 00 



Total $2,218,065 00 

The following items are for reimbursement 
of cities and towns, and are to be in 
addition to any unexpended balance of 
appropriations heretofore made for the 
purpose : 
1904-10 For the payment of suitable aid to certain 

dependent chUdren .... $6,150,00000 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



223 



Item 
1904-11 

1904-12 



1904-13 
1904-14 



1904-16 



For the burial by cities and towns of indigent 
persons who have no legal settlement 

For expenses in connection with smallpox and 
other diseases dangerous to the public 
health ....... 

For the support of sick indigent persons who 
have no legal settlement 

For temporary aid given by cities and towns 
to indigent persons with no legal settle- 
ment, and to shipwrecked seamen, and for 
the transportation of indigent persons 
under the charge of the department 

Total 

For administrative cost and for the reim- 
bursement of cities and towns for total and 
permanent disabihty assistance as pro- 
vided by chapter one hundred and eighteen 
D of the General Laws, and for payments 
made in accordance with section three of 
said chapter one hundred and eighteen D, 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose . 

Division of Child Guardianship : 
For the care and maintenance of children 
under the jurisdiction of the division of 
child guardianship, to be in addition to any 
amoimt heretofore appropriated for the 
piu-pose ...... 

For tuition in the public schools, including 
transportation to and from school, of chil- 
dren boarded by the department, for the 
twelve months ending June thirtieth, nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-two 

Total 

Massachusetts Hospital School: 
For the maintenance of the Massachusetts 
hospital school, including not more than 
one hundred and eighty-nine permanent 
positions ...... 

Tewksbury State Hospital and Infirmary: 
For the maintenance of the Tewksbury state 
hospital and infirmary, including not more 
than seven hundred and four permanent 
positions ...... 



Special : 
1919-21 For certain exterior painting 

Special : 
1919-22 For certain furnishings, employees' quarters 



1906-04 



1906-06 



1918-00 



1919-00 



$31,000 00 



400,000 00 
425,000 00 



2,600,000 00 
$9,506,000 00 



$2,512,500 00 

$2,760,000 00 

520,000 00 
$3,270,000 00 

$850,267 00 

2,933,951 00 
15,000 00 
12,700 00 



Total, Department of Public Welfare $21,318,483 00 



2001-01 



Service op the Department of Public Health. 

Bureau of Administration: 
For the salary of the commissioner . $12,500 00 



224 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



Item 

2001-02 



For the service of the division of administra- 
tion, including not more than forty-two 
permanent positions .... $188,606 00 

Total $201,106 00 



Bureau of Institutions: 

2010-01 For the service of the division of tuberculosis 
and sanatoria, including not more than 
twenty-eight permanent positions . $217,680 00 

2010-05 For the payment of subsidies for tubercular 

patients in certain hospitals . 465,000 00 

2010-10 For the service of the division of biologic 
laboratories, including not more than one 
himdred and eight permanent positions . 626,981 00 

2010-20 For the expenses of a health protection clinic 52,765 00 

2010-30 For the service of the division of hospitals, 
including not more than fifteen permanent 
positions 83,330 00 

2010-40 For the service of the di\'ision of chronic dis- 
eases, including not more than seventeen 
permanent positions .... 145,790 00 

2010-60 For a heart disease control program . 18,000 00 

Total $1,609,546 00 

Bureau of Environmental Sanitation: 
2015-01 For the service of the bureau, including not 

more than ninety-one permanent positions $428,555 00 

Bureau of Preventive Medicine: 

2020-01 For the service of the division of preventive 
medicine, including not more than fifty- 
four permanent positions . 335,836 00 

2020-10 For the service of the division of communi- 
cable diseases, including not more than 
nineteen permanent positions . 387,626 00 

2020-30 For the operation of alcoholic clinics in the 
out-patient departments of certain general 
hospitals 89,970 00 

2020-40 For the expenses of the citizens' committee 

for public health 9,962 00 

Total $823,394 00 



For the maintenance of and for certain 
improvements at the following institu- 
tions under the control of the depart- 
ment of public health: 

2022-00 Lakeville state sanatorium, including not 
more than two hundred and twenty-five 
permanent positions .... $927,512 00 

2023-00 North Eeading state sanatorium, including 
not more than two himdred and one per- 
manent positions ..... 766,893 00 

2024-00 Rutland state sanatorium, including not 
more than two hundred and forty-nine per- 
manent positions ..... 1,044,678 00 

2025-00 Westfield state sanatorium, including not 
more than two hundred and seventy-six 
permanent positions .... 1,220,842 00 

2026-00 Chronic disease hospital, including not more 

than two permanent positions . . . 13,990 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



225 



Item 

2031-00 Pondville hospital, including not more than 
two hundred and thirty-nine permanent 
positions ...... 



$959,236 00 



Total, Department of Public Health . $7,995,752 00 



Service of the Department of Public Safety. 



2101-01 
2101-02 



2102-04 



2103-01 



For the salary of the commissioner 
For administration, including not more than 
eighty-four permanent positions 

Total 

Division of State Police: 
For expert assistance to the commissioner, 
and for maintenance of laboratories, in- 
cluding not more than ten permanent posi- 
tions ....... 

Division of Fire Prevention: 
For the fire prevention service, including not 
more tlian twenty-five permanent positions 



Division of Inspection: 

2104-01 For administration, including not more than 
one permanent position .... 

2104-11 For the building inspection service, including 
not more than thirty-three permanent posi- 
tions . . . . . 

2104-21 For the boiler inspection service, including 
not more than twenty-six permanent posi- 
tions ....... 

2104-31 For the board of boiler rules, including not 
more than four permanent positions 

Total 

State Boxing Commission: 
2105-11 For the service of the commission, including 
not more than five permanent positions 

Board of Standards: 
2106-01 For the service of the board, including not 
more than seven permanent positions 

Board of Elevator Regulations: 
2107-01 For the service of the board, including not 
more than seven permanent positions 

Board of Fire Prevention Regulations: 
2108-01 For the service of the board, including not 
more than six permanent positions . 

Total) Department of Public Safety 



$10,000 00 

321,685 00 

$331,685 00 



$44,500 00 

157,125 00 

9,305 00 

177,025 00 

144,515 00 

2,149 00 

$332,994 00 

$27,990 00 

4,400 00 

4,600 00 

3,650 00 
,944 00 



Service of the Department of Public Works. 

Division of Waterways: 
2202-03 For administration, including not more than 
sixty-one permanent positions; provided, 
that an amount equal to the expenditures 
for personal services properly chargeable 



226 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



Item 



2202-05 



2202-06 
2202-07 
2202-20 



2202-21 
2202-22 
2202-23 



to item 2202-05, as certified by the director 
of the division, shall be credited as revenue 
to the General Fund .... 

For the improvement, development, mainte- 
nance and protection of rivers, harbors, 
tidewaters and foreshores within the com- 
monwealth, as authorized by section eleven 
of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws; 
and of great ponds; and any unexpended 
balance of the appropriation remaining on 
June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
two may be expended in the succeeding 
fiscal year; provided, that all expenditures 
for work undertaken hereunder, excepting 
the entire cost of the surveys and the prep- 
aration of preliminary plans, shall be upon 
condition that at least fifty per cent of the 
cost is covered by contributions from mu- 
nicipalities or other organizations and in- 
dividuals, except that in the case of dredg- 
ing channels for harbor improvements at 
least twenty-five per cent of the cost shall 
be so covered; and, provided further, that 
the department of public works is hereby 
authorized to enter and construct on pri- 
vate land such works as may be necessary 
to secure and protect sea walls already 
built 

For the maintenance and repair of certain 
property in the town of Plymouth, includ- 
ing not more than two permanent positions 

For the operation and maintenance of the 
New Bedford state pier, including not more 
than nine permanent positions 

For the care and maintenance ot the province 
lands and of the lands acquired and struc- 
tures erected by the Provincetown ter- 
centenary commission, including not more 
than five permanent positions 

For the compensation of dumping inspectors 

This item omitted. 

This item omitted. 

Total, Department of Public Works 



$232,052 00 



100,000 00 



9,589 00 



28,164 00 



16,930 00 
200 00 



$386,935 00 



Service of the Department of Public Utilities. 

2301-01 For personal services of the commissioners, 
including not more than five permanent 
positions ...... 

2301-02 For administration, including not more than 
seventy permanent positions . 

2301-09 For hearings and special investigations; pro- 
vided, that no salaries or expenses of per- 
manent employees shall be chargeable to 
this item ...... 

2301-11 For the administration of certain rules and 
regulations, as authorized by section 
seventy-five E of chapter one hundred and 
sixty-four of the General Laws, pertaining 
to the construction and operation of natural 
gas pipe lines in the commonwealth . 



Total 



$46,500 00 
342,010 00 

10,000 00 

10,000 00 
$408,510 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



227 



Item 

Commercial Motor Vehicle Division: 
2304-01 For the service of the division, including not 

more than thirty-two permanent positions $154,930 00 

Securities Division: 
2308-01 For the service of the division, including not 

more than ten permanent positions . 43,735 00 

Total, Department of Public Utilities . $607,175 00 



Interest and Redemption of Debt. 

2410-00 For the pajonent of interest on the direct 
debt of the commonwealth, for the year 
nineteen hundred and fifty-three and pre- 
vious years, to be in addition to the 
amounts appropriated in items 2951-00, 
3180-02 and 3590-02, and to be in addition 
to any amoimts heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose $1,304,484 00 

2420-00 For certain serial bonds maturing during the 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-three, to 
be in addition to the amounts appropriated 
in items 2952-00, 3180-01 and 3590-03 . 7,507,000 00 

Total, Interest and Redemption of Debt $8,811,484 00 



2805-01 



2805-02 



2811-02 



2811-03 



Annuities and Payments. 

For the payment of certain annuities and 

pensions of soldiers and others under the 

provisions of certain acts and resolves $16,000 00 

For payment of any claims, as authorized by 

section eighty-nine of chapter thirty-two 

of the General Laws, for allowances to the 

families of certain employees killed or 

fatally injured in the discharge of their 

duties 15,000 00 

Total $31,000 00 

Non-Contributory Pensions: 

For the compensation of veterans who may 
be retired by the governor under the pro- 
visions of sections fifty-six to fifty-nine, 
inclusive, of chapter thirty-two of the Gen- 
eral Laws, and for the cost of medical 
examinations in connection therewith $900,000 00 

This item included in item 1801-21. 

Total, Annuities and Payments $931,000 00 



Miscellaneous. 

2820-02 For payment, with the approval of the 
comptroller, of expenses for which no funds 
or insufficient funds were allotted or re- 
served; provided, that such expenses were 
not in excess of the appropriation account $25,000 00 

2820-06 For reimbursement of persons for funds pre- 
viously deposited in the treasury of the 
commonwealth and escheated to the com- 
monwealth ...... 5,000 00 



228 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



Item 
2820-32 



2820-34 



For the purchase by the state purchasing 
agent of motor vehicles for which funds 
are not otherwise available. Motor ve- 
hicles purchased under this item are to be 
allocated, with the approval of the com- 
mission on administration and finance, to 
the departments and agencies of the com- 
monwealth whose appropriations are made 
from the General Fund, and transfers of 
the sums required for said purchases are 
to be authorized by said commission from 
the amount herein appropriated to appro- 
priations made for the services of said 
departments and agencies. Said commis- 
sion is hereby authorized to provide for 
the transfer of motor vehicles from one 
such agency or department to another 
when, in its opinion, such a transfer is for 
the best interests of the commonwealth . 

This item postponed. 

Total, Miscellaneous .... 



$75,000 00 



$105,000 00 



The Following Appropriations are made from the Highway Fund: 
Service of the Department of Public Works. 

Highway Activities. 

2900-01 For the salaries of the commissioner and the 
associate commissioners, including not 
more than three permanent positions $31,000 00 

2900-02 For administration and engineering in con- 
nection with all highway activities; for 
the offices of the department secretary, 
personnel officer and business agent; and 
for the payment of damages caused by de- 
fects in state highways, with the approval 
of the attorney general; provided, that 
amounts made available by this item in 
any fiscal year shall be available for ex- 
penditure in the succeeding fiscal year . 8,000,000 00 

2900-04 For the maintenance and repair of state high- 
ways and bridges, traffic signs and signals, 
including the cost of snow and ice control 
on state highways and town roads and in- 
cluding traffic safety devices on town and 
city ways as the department may deem 
necessary; for work for which the High- 
way Fund is reimbursed other than work 
in connection with the projects included in 
federal aid programs; and for the purchase, 
construction and repair of shelters for de- 
partmental equipment and material, the 
cost of which is less than ten thousand dol- 
lars for each project; provided, that 
amounts made available by this item in 
any fiscal year shall be available for ex- 
penditure in the succeeding fiscal year 14,000,000 00 

2900-10 For projects for the construction and recon- 
struction of highways and bridges, includ- 
ing the elimination of grade crossings, 
which have been approved by the proper 
federal authorities to be included in federal 
aid programs, and for land damages in 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



229 



Item 



2900-12 



2900-17 



2900-18 



connection with such projects; provided, 
that any portion of the sum herein appro- 
priated may also be used for said federal 
aid projects in conjunction with city or 
town funds; and, provided further, that 
the balance of amounts made available for 
expenditure in the fiscal year nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-two are hereby reappropri- 
ated; and, provided further, that amounts 
made available by this item in any fiscal 
year shall be available for expenditure in 
the succeeding fiscal year. 

For projects for improving state highways 
and through routes, including bridges, and 
including construction and reconstruction, 
it being the intent of the general court that 
state highways shall be made continuous 
whether or not sections to be made state 
highways require construction work; and 
upon agreement with city or town officials, 
for construction of needed improvements 
on other through routes not designated as 
state highways and without acceptance by 
the commonwealth of responsibility for 
maintenance; provided, that any portion 
of the sum appropriated herein may be 
used in conjunction with city or town funds; 
and, provided further, that amounts made 
available by this item in any fiscal year 
shall be available for expenditure in the 
succeeding fiscal year .... $2,300,000 00 

For projects for the construction and main- 
tenance of town and county ways, as pro- 
vided in subdivision two (a) of section 
thirty-four of chapter ninety of the General 
Laws; provided, that amounts made avail- 
able by this item in any fiscal year shall be 
available for expenditure in the succeeding 
fiscal year; and, further provided, that not 
less than three hundred thousand dollars 
of the sum herein appropriated shall be 
available for maintenance projects on said 
town and county ways .... 4,000,000 00 

For aiding cities and towns in the repair and 
improvement of public ways, as provided 
by section twenty-six of chapter eighty-one 
of the General Laws; except, that the 
state's contribution shall be at an annual 
rate not to exceed two hundred and sev- 
enty-five dollars per mile for the calendar 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-three, the 
provisions of chapter six hundred and 
eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and forty-five and chapter seven hun- 
dred and six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and forty-nine notwithstanding; and, pro- 
vided, that the amount appropriated for 
the purpose in any fiscal year shall be avail- 
able for expenditure in the succeeding fiscal 
year 2,600,000 00 



Special : 
2900-31 For the expenses of preparing plans, acquir- 
ing land and constructing a maintenance 



230 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



Item 

depot; provided, that the balance of 
amounts made available for expenditure 
by section two of chapter eight hundred 
and twenty-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty are hereby reappropri- 
ated; and further provided, that expendi- 
tures for this purpose shall not be subject 
to the provisions of chapter ninety-two A 
of the General Laws. 

Special: 
2900-32 For aU expenses of preparing plans, acquiring 
land, constructing or otherwise acquiring 
certain small garages; provided, that the 
balance of amounts made available for this 

Eurpose by section two of chapter four 
undred and ninety of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-one, as amended by item 
2900-32 of section two of chapter eight 
hundred and six of the same year are hereby 
reappropriated ; and, further provided, that 
expenditures for such purposes shall not be 
subject to the provisions of chapter ninety- 
two A of the General Laws; and, further 
provided, that amounts made available by 
this item in any fiscal year shall be avail- 
able for expenditure in the succeeding fis- 
cal year. 

Special: 
2900-33 For the expenses of preparing plans, acquir- 
ing land and constructing a district office, 
garage and shop in the Worcester district, 
so called, of the department of public 
works; provided, that the balance of 
amounts made available for expenditure 
by chapter eight hundred and twenty-five 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty 
are hereby reappropriated; and, further 
provided, that expenditures for this pur- 
pose shall not be subject to the provisions 
of chapter ninety-two A of the General 
Laws. 



Special : 

2900-35 For resurfacing existing state highways with 
not less than two inches of bitiuninous- 
bound aggregate, using present traveled 
ways as a base; provided, that the state 
purchasing agent may buy the required 
bituminous-treated aggregate, notwith- 
standing the provisions of chapter five 
hundred and forty-seven of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and forty-one; and, 
further provided, that amounts made 
available by this item in any fiscal year 
shall be available for expenditure in the 
succeeding fiscal year .... 

2900-36 For the construction or reconstruction of state 
highway and other bridges, including cer- 
tam bridges placed under the authority of 
the department of public works by chapter 
six hundred and ninety of the acta of nine- 



$2,000,000 00 



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231 



Item 



teen hundred and forty-five and by chapter 
four hundred and eighty-two of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and forty-eight; pro- 
vided, that sums herein appropriated may 
be used, upon agreement with city or town 
officials In conjimction with city or town 
funds without acceptance by the common- 
wealth of responsibility for maintenance; 
and provided, further, that the balance of 
amounts made available for this purpose by 
section two of chapter eight hundred and 
twenty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fifty and section two of chapter four 
himdred and ninety of the acts of nineteen 
himdred and fifty-one are hereby reappro- 
priated; and provided, further, that 
amounts made available by this item in 
any fiscal year shall be available for ex- 
penditure in the succeeding fiscal year 



$850,000 00 



Special : 

2900-38 For expenses in connection with research and 
investigational work to be done on a co- 
operative basis with the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology .... 30,000 00 

2900-45 For the office of the commissioner, including 
the telephone service in the public works 
building, and including not more than 
fourteen permanent positions . 84,628 00 

2900-55 The existence of the public work stores and 
equipment account, established by items 
2900-50 and 2900-55 of section two of 
chapter sixty-eight of the acts of nineteen 
himdred and forty-three, is hereby con- 
tinued for the year nineteen hundred and 
fifty-three under the terms and conditions 
prescribed by said items of said chapter 
sixty-eight; proxdded, that the total 
amount to be expended for capital outlay 
for the purchase of equipment from this 
account in the year nineteen hundred and 
fifty-three shall not exceed one million five 
hundred thousand dollars, and the sum of 
five hundred thousand dollars is hereby 
appropriated, to be in addition to any 
amounts otherwise available for this pur- 
pose; and, further provided, that amounts 
made available by this item in any fiscal 
year shall be available for expenditure in 
the succeeding fiscal year . 500,000 00 

2900-61 For the compensation of former employees 
of the department of public works, now 
retired, as authorized by chapter four hun- 
dred and three of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and forty-eight .... 30,000 00 



Public Works Building: 
2900-80 For the operation and maintenance of the 
public works building, including not more 
than eighty-three permanent positions 



383,475 00 



Total, Department of Public Works . $34,809,103 00 



232 



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Service of the Registry of Motor Vehicles. 



Item 

2924-01 For the service of the registry, including not 
more than seven hundred and sixty-six 
permanent positions .... 

Total, Registry of Motor Vehicles 



$3,720,495 00 
$3,720,495 00 



Service of the Department of Public Safety. 

Division of State Police. 

2926-01 For the service of the division, including not 
more than four himdred and ninety-six 
permanent positions .... $2,659,940 00 

2926-11 For the compensation of state police officers 
formerly in the service of the common- 
wealth, now retired .... 75,000 00 
The comptroller is hereby authorized to 
transfer to the Highway Fund the sum of 
six hundred and eighty-three thousand 
seven hundred dollars from the General 
Fund and the sum of thirty thousand 
dollars from the Old Age Assistance Fund 
on account of the above two items. 



Total, Department of Public Safety 



2,734,940 00 



Service of the Metropolitan District Commission. 

The following items are to be paid with the 
approval of the Metropolitan District 
Commission : 

2931-01 For general administration, including not 
more than sixty permanent positions; pro- 
vided, that the comptroller shall transfer 
to the Highway Fund the sum of one hun- 
dred and ninety-one thousand three hun- 
dred and fifty dollars from the Metropoli- 
tan District Commission Funds, to be 
assessed by methods fixed by law $259,589 00 

2931-04 For the construction, reconstruction and im- 
provement of boulevards and parkways, 
including bridges, and including the re- 
surfacing and repairing thereof, to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose .... 1,000,000 00 

2931-06 For the maintenance of boulevards and park- 
ways, including the installation of traflBc 
lights and including Bunker Hill and the 
property adjacent, and for the mainte- 
nance of parks reservations and the Charles 
River basin, including the retirement of 
metropolitan police and veterans under the 
provisions of the General Laws; provided, 
that the comptroller shall transfer to the 
Highway Fund the sum of two million one 
hundred and eighteen thousand six hun- 
dred and eighty dollars from the Metro- 
politan District Commission Park Funds, 
to be assessed by methods fixed by law. 
and the sum of fifty-four thousand three 



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233 



Item 



2951-00 



2952-00 



hundred and twenty-five dollars from the 

General Fund $5,323,513 00 



Total, Metropolitan District Commis- 
sion $6,583,102 00 



Interest and Redemption op Debt. 

For the payment of interest on the direct 
debt of the commonwealth, for the year 
nineteen hundred and fifty-three and previ- 
ous years, to be in addition to the amounts 
appropriated in items 2410-00, 3180-02 
and 3590-02, and to be in addition to any 
amounts heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ...... 

For certain serial bonds maturing during the 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-three, to 
be in addition to the amounts appropri- 
ated in items 2420-00, 3180-01 and 3590- 
03 



$2,048,048 00 



10,008,500 00 



Total, Interest and Redemption of Debt $12,056,548 00 



The Following Appropriations are made from the Port of Bos- 
ton Fund: Service of the Port of Boston Aitthoritt. 

3140-01 For expenses of administration, including not 
more than sixty-eight permanent positions; 
provided, that no compensation or ex- 
penses of consultants for legal services shall 
be chargeable to this item; and, provided, 
further, that the positions of executive 
secretary and site representative shall not 
be subject to the civil service laws and 
rules ....... 

3150-01 For the operation and maintenance of prop- 
erty under the control of the authority, 
including not more than eighty-one perma- 
nent positions ..... 

Total 

Interest and Redemption of Debt: 
3180-01 For certain serial bonds maturing during the 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-three, to 
be in addition to the amounts appropriated 
in items 2420-00, 2952-00 and 3590-03 . 
3180-02 For the payment of interest on the direct 
debt of the commonwealth, for the year 
nineteen hundred and fifty-three and previ- 
ous years, to be in addition to the amounts 
appropriated in items 2410-00, 2951-00 
and 3590-02, and to be in addition to any 
amounts heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ...... 

Total 

Total, Port of Boston Authority . 



$356,906 GO 



372,600 00 
$729,506 00 



$698,000 00 



184,241 00 

$882,241 00 

$1,611,747 00 



234 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



The Following Appropriations are made prom the Inland Fish- 
eries AND Game Fund: 

Service of the Department of Conservation. 

Item 

Division of Fisheries and Game. (It is 
hereby provided that federal funds re- 
ceived as reimbursements under the fol- 
lowing items are to be credited as income 
to the Inland Fisheries and Game Fund) : 

3304-01 For the service of the division, including not 

more than thirteen permanent positions . $68,720 00 

3304-06 For expenses of the board, as authorized by 

chapter twenty-one of the General Laws . 2,500 00 

3304-31 For expenses at game farms and fish hatch- 
eries, including not more than twenty-two 
permanent positions .... 498,394 00 

3304-42 For the improvement and management of 
lakes, ponds and rivers, including not more 
than three permanent positions . . 61,439 00 

3304-43 For expenses of an information program 13,630 00 

3304-45 For the establishment and maintenanceof pub- 
lic fishing grounds, including not more than 
one permanent position; provided, that 
none of the money appropriated under this 
item shall be used for the purchase of land 13,335 00 

3304^7 For certain stream surveys and inventory 
work, as authorized by chapter two hun- 
dred and seven of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-one, including not more 
than two permanent positions 28,049 00 

3304-51 For wild life research and management, includ- 
ing not more than four permanent positions 72,280 00 

3304-53 For expenses of establishing and conducting 
wild life restoration projects, as authorized 
by chapter three hundred and ninety-two 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty- 
eight, including not more than five perma- 
nent positions ..... 146,402 00 

3304-54 For the improvement of streams and bird 
cover, including increasing the supply of 
feed for game birds .... 7,500 00 

3304-56 For a biological survey of the streams and 

waters of the commonwealth . 19,960 00 



Total $932,209 00 

Special : 
3304-44 For the contribution of the department of con- 
servation towards a wild life co-operative 
research project, in accordance with a con- 
tract with the federal government, to be ex- 
pended by the University of Massachusetts $6,000 00 

Division of Law Enforcement: 
3308-05 For the payment of damages caused by wild 
deer and wild moose, for the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-three and previous 
years, as provided by law 13,500 00 
3308-07 For the supervision of public fishing and hunt- 
ing grounds 11,400 00 

Total $24,900 00 

Total, Department of Conservation . $963,109 00 



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235 



The Following Appropriations are made from the Veterans' 
Services Fund: 

Service of the Commissioner of Veterans' Services. 

Item 

3501-01 For personal services of the commissioner and 
deputies, including not more than three 
permanent positions .... $18,660 00 

3501-02 For the office of the commissioner, including 
not more than sixty-seven permanent posi- 
tions 332,976 00 

3501-03 For the payment of annuities to certain dis- 
abled war veterans, as authorized by sec- 
tions six A to six C, inclusive, of chapter 
one hundred and fifteen of the General 
Laws 40,000 00 

3501-11 For reimbursing cities and towns for money 
paid for veterans' benefits, as provided in 
section six of chapter one hundred and fif- 
teen of the General Laws, for the year nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-three and for pre- 
vious years, to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose 3,150,000 00 

3501-12 For reimbursing cities and towns for money 
paid on account of war allowance, state and 
military aid and soldiers' relief to certain 
residents of the commonwealth and their 
dependents, as authorized by chapter 
eleven of the acts of the special session of 
nineteen hundred and forty-two, to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose .... 50,000 00 



Total, Commissioner of Veterans' Serv- 
ices ...... 



$3,591,635 00 



Service of the Adjutant General. 

3504-21 For the operation of the war records project, 

so-called $22,786 00 

3504-25 For expenses of the United Spanish War vet- 
erans, as authorized by section sixteen of 
chapter thirty-three of the General Laws 1,500 00 

Total, Adjutant General $24,285 00 



Service of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts. 

3506-01 For the maintenance of the Soldiers' Home 
in Massachusetts, including not more than 
five hundred and sixty-seven permanent 
positions ...... 



$2,570,260 00 
Total, Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts $2,570,260 00 



Service of the Soldiers' Home in Holyokb. 

3508-01 For the maintenance of the Soldiers' Home in 
Holyoke, including not more than eighty- 



236 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 

Item 

three permanent positions, to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropri- 
ated for the purpose .... $600,080 00 



Total, Soldiers' Home in Holyoke . $600,080 00 



Service of the State Housing Board. 

3510-01 For the service of the board, including not 
more than sixteen permanent positions; 
provided, that all compensation and ex- 
penses for legal services shall be by direc- 
tion and under the control of the attorney 
general . •.-..• $403,395 00 

3510-11 For reimbursement to certain cities and 
towns, as provided by chapter two hun- 
dred of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
forty-eight, as amended, to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose 1,000,000 00 

3510-12 For reimbursement to certain cities and 
towns, as provided by chapter three hun- 
dred and seventy-two of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and forty-six, as amended 433,773 00 



Total, State Housing Board . $1,837,168 00 



Service of the Department of the Treasurer and Receiver 

General. 

3512-05 For the service of the veterans' bonus appeal 
board, so called, as authorized by section 
five of chapter five hundred and eighty-one 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty- 
six $2,125 00 

3512-13 For making payments to soldiers in recogni- 
tion of service during World War I and the 
Spanish War, as provided by law . . 1,000 00 



Total, Department of the Treasurer and 

Receiver General . $3,125 00 



Service of the Department of the Auditor. 

3513-01 For an audit of certain housing authorities, 
as authorized by chapter six hundred and 
eighty-two of the acts of nineteen himdred 
and forty-nine $60,341 00 



Total, Department of the Auditor . $60,341 00 



Service of the Department of the Attorney General. 

3514-01 For the cost of providing certain legal assist- 
ance for the benefit of veterans, their wives 
and dependents $15,042 00 



Total, Department of the Attorney Gen- 
eral $15,042 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



237 



Item 

3516-01 



3516-05 



3516-22 



Service of the Department of Education. 

For assistance to children of certain war vet- 
erans, for the year nineteen hundred and 
fifty-three and for previous years, as au- 
thorized by section seven B of chapter 
sixty-nine of the General Laws and cor- 
responding provisions of earlier laws . $50,000 00 

For the payment of retirement assessments 
of teachers formerly in military or naval 
service, as authorized by section nine of 
chapter seven hundred and eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and forty-one, as ' 
amended 1,000 00 

For certain educational services to certain 
war veterans ..... 147,645 00 



Total, Department of Education . 



$198,645 00 



Service of the Department of Labor and Industries. 

Division of Apprentice Training: 
3520-01 For the service of the division, including not 
more than twenty-nine permanent posi- 
tions; provided, that all of the positions of 
this division, with the exception of the head 
clerk, shall not be subject to chapter thirty- 
one of the General Laws; and, provided 
further, that the comptroller shall transfer 
to the Veterans' Services Fund the sum 
of sixteen thousand four hundred dollars 
from the General Fund .... $161,933 00 

Total, Department of Labor and In- 
dustries . . . . . $161,933 00 



Interest and Redemption of Debt. 

3590-02 For the payment of interest on the direct 
debt of the commonwealth, for the year 
nineteen hundred and fifty-three and previ- 
ous years, to be in addition to the amounts 
appropriated in items 2410-00, 2951-00 
and 3180-02, and to be in addition to any 
amounts heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ...... 

3590-03 For certain serial bonds maturing during the 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-three, to 
be in addition to the amounts appropriated 
in items 2420-00, 2952-00 and 3180-01 . 



$567,500 GO 



13,600,000 00 



Total, Interest and Redemption of Debt $14,167,500 00 



Miscellaneous. 

3549-00 For repayments to claimants, as authorized 
by section four of chapter five hundred and 
twenty- three of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty . . 

Total, Miscellaneous .... 



$1,000 00 
$1,000 00 



238 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



The Following Appropriations are Payable from Revenue 

CREDITED TO THE OlD AgE ASSISTANCE FuND: 

Service of the Department of Public Welfare. 

Item 

3601-20 For reimbursement to cities and towns for 
old age assistance for the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-three and previous years, 
and for payments made in accordance with 
section one C of chapter one hundred and 
eighteen A of the General Laws . $38,100,000 00 

3601-30 Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
ten of chapter sixty-four B of the General 
Laws regulating payments from receipts 
imder said chapter to cities and towns, 
heretofore made without appropriation, a 
sum not exceeding one million nine hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars is hereby appro- 
priated from the Old Age Assistance Fund 
for such payments, and the total amounts 
to be paid by the state treasurer on or 
before November twentieth, nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-two, from the sum herein 
appropriated, shall be not less than one 
million dollars 1,960,000 00 



Total, Department of Public Welfare . $40,050,000 00 



Service of the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. 

3604-01 For the service of the commission, including 
not more than fifty -five permanent posi- 
tions $278,692 00 



Total, Alcoholic Beverages Control Com- 
mission $278,692 00 



Service of the State Racing Commission. 

3605-01 For the service of the commission, including 
not more than eleven permanent positions; 
provided, that fees paid to veterinarians 
for services in connection with horse racing 
shall not exceed twenty-five dollars per 
diem, and in connection with dog racing, 
shall not exceed ten dollars per diem $160,180 00 



Total, State Racing Commission . . $160,180 00 



The Following Appropriation is Payable from the Agricul- 
tural Purposes Fund: 

Service op the Department of Agriculture. 

Division of Plant Pest Control and Fairs: 
3809-21 For state prizes and agricultural exhibits, in- 
cluding allotment of funds for the 4-H 
activities, including not more than one 
permanent position .... $74,790 00 



Total, Department of Agriculture . $74,790 00 



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239 



Tbb Following Appropkiations abe Payable from the Mosqttito 
Control Fund: 



Item 

3901-00 



3915-00 



Service of the State Reclamation Board. 

For the maintenance and construction of 

drainage ditches, as authorized by chapter 

three hundred and seventy-nine of the acts 

of nineteen hundred and thirty, as amended 

by section one of chapter two hundred and 

fifty of the acts of nineteen himdred and 

thirty-five, to be assessed in the calendar 

year nineteen hundred and fifty-two $56,897 00 

For the maintenance and construction of 

drainage ditches, as authorized by chapter 

four hundred and fifty-six of the acts 

of nineteen hundred and forty-five, as 

amended by chapter seven hundred and 

thirty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 

and fifty, to be assessed in the calendar 

year nineteen hundred and fifty-two . 50,868 00 



Total, State Reclamation Board 



$107,765 00 



The Following Appropriations are Payable from the Parks 
AND Salisbury Beach Reservation Fund: 

Service of the Department of Conservation. 

Division of Parks and Recreation. 

4010-01 For the service of the division, including not 

more than eleven permanent positions . $151,280 00 

4010-03 For expenses of recreational opportunities in 
state forests, including not more than 
thirteen permanent positions . 155,255 00 

4020-01 For the maintenance of Standish monument 
reservation, including not more than one 
permanent position .... 4,675 00 

4030-01 For the maintenance of Salisbury beach reser- 
vation, including not more than one perma- 
nent position ..... 85,765 00 

Total, Department of Conservation . $396,975 00 



The Following Appropriation is Payable from the Smoke In- 
spection Fund: 

Service of the Department of Public Utilities. 

Division of Smoke Inspection : 
4311-01 For the service of the division, including not 
more than twelve permanent positions 



Total, Department of PubUc Utilities 



$49,628 00 
$49,628 00 



The Following Appropriations are Payable from the Prison 
Industrles Fund: 

Service of the Department of Correction. 

4901-01 For salaries of persons employed in the de- 
partment of correction in certain super- 
visory and administrative work in prison 



240 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 



Item 



4910-02 



4920-02 



4930-02 



4940-02 



industries, including not more than seven 

Eermanent positions, for the year nineteen 
undred and fifty-three and the previous 
year; provided, that of the amount herein 
appropriated, the proportions properly 
chargeable to the prison industries fund at 
the Massachusetts reformatory, the re- 
formatory for women, the state prison and 
the state prison colony shall be determined 
by the comptroller .... $37,845 00 

For salaries of persons employed in industries 
at the Massachusetts reformatory, includ- 
ing not more than twenty-seven permanent 
positions . . . ... 110,690 00 

For salaries of persons employed in industries 
at the reformatory for women, including 
not more than thirteen permanent posi- 
tions 50,280 00 

For salaries of persons employed in industries 
at the state prison, including not more than 
twenty-seven permanent positions . 107,940 00 

For salaries of persons employed in industries 
at the state prison colony, including not 
more than twenty-seven permanent posi- 
tions 114,700 00 

Total, Department of Correction . . $421,455 00 



Metropolitan District Commission Funds. 

The following appropriations are to be 
assessed upon the several districts in 
accordance with the methods fixed by 
law, unless otherwise provided, and to be 
expended under the direction of the 
metropolitan district commission : 



Metropolitan Parks, General. 

8602-27 For the cost of suppressing gypsy moths, in- 
cluding certain equipment . $5,000 00 
8602-37 For the expenses of holding band concerts 15,000 00 

Total, Metropolitan Parks, General $20,000 00 



Metropolitan Sewerage, North System. 

8802-00 For the maintenance and operation of a sys- 
tem of sewage disposal for the north 
metropolitan sewerage district, including 
retirement of veterans under the provi- 
sions of the General Laws 

Total, Metropohtan Sewerage, North 
System ...... 



$988,717 00 



$988,717 00 



Metropolitan Sewerage, South System. 

8807-00 For the maintenance and operation of the 
system of sewage disposal for the south 



Item 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 241 



metropolitan sewerage district, including 
retirement of veterans under the provisions 
of the General Laws .... $950,734 00 



Total, Metropolitan Sewerage, South 
System $950,734 00 



Metropolitan Water System. 

8902-00 For the maintenance and operation of the 
metropolitan water system, including the 
retirement of veterans under the provisions 
of the General Laws .... $2,717,531 00 

Special : 
8902-22 For emergency repairs to water mains, to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for the purpose . . . 10,000 00 

Special : 
8902-34 For the construction of additions and im- 
provements to certain supply and distribu- 
tion mains, to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 520,000 00 

Special : 
8902-71 For certain improvements in the Spot Pond 
drainage system in Stoneham, to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose 10,000 00 

Special : 
8902-73 For the elimination of sanitary violations on 
the Quabbin watershed, to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose 10,000 00 

Special : 
8902-75 For the leveling of the Forbes Hill Reservoir 

Basin 5,000 00 

8902-81 This item omitted. 
8902-82 This item omitted. 



Total, Metropolitan Water System . $3,272,531 00 



Section 3. No payment shall be made or obligation in- 
curred under authority of any special appropriation made 
by this act for construction of public buildings or other im- 
provements at state institutions until plans and specifications 
have been approved by the governor, unless otherwise pro- 
vided by such rules and regulations as the governor may 
make. 

Section 4. No moneys appropriated under this act shall 
be expended for reimbursement for the expenses of meals 
for persons while traveling within the commonwealth at the 
expense thereof, unless such reimbursement is in accordance 
with rules and rates which are hereby authorized to be es- 
tablished from time to time by the commission on adminis- 
tration and finance. 



242 Acts, 1952. —Chap. 310. 

Section 5. The allowance to state employees for ex- 
penses incurred by them in the operation of motor vehicles 
owned by them and used in the performance of their official 
duties shall not exceed six cents a mile. 

No payment shall be made or obligation incurred for the 
garaging of any passenger vehicle owned by the common- 
wealth and operated by an employee thereof as transpor- 
tation from his place or places of employment to the vi- 
cinity of his residence. 

Section 6. Amounts included for permanent positions 
in sums appropriated in section two for personal services 
are based upon schedules of permanent positions and salary 
rates as approved by the joint committee on ways and 
means, and, except as otherwise shown by the files of said 
committee, a copy of which shall be deposited with the divi- 
sion of personnel and standardization, no part of sums so 
appropriated in section two shall be available for payment 
of salaries of any additional permanent position, or for pay- 
ments on account of reallocations of permanent positions, or 
for payments on account of any change of salary range or 
compensation of any permanent position, notwithstanding 
any special or general act to the contrary; provided, that no 
vacancy occurring in any permanent position included in 
said schedules of permanent positions, excepting in the 
services of the legislature or the judiciary, or of institutions 
under the jurisdiction of the departments of mental health, 
correction, pubUc welfare and pubUc health, and the youth 
service board, the Soldiers' Home in Chelsea and the Soldiers' 
Home in Holyoke, and excepting positions which are subject 
to appointment by the governor, with or without the 
consent of the council, may be filled in any manner with- 
out approval by the commission on administration and 
finance. 

Section 7. In addition to the payment of regular salaries, 
sums appropriated for personal services in the fiscal year 
nineteen hundred and fifty-three shall be available for the 
payment of such other forms of compensation as may be 
due under existing statutes, or under the provisions of rules 
and regulations made in accordance with said statutes. 

Section 8. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
twenty-four A of chapter thirty of the General Laws, no 
moneys appropriated under this act shall be expended for 
the payment of holiday pay, so called, to elected officers, 
appointees of the governor, heads of departments and divi- 
sions or heads of educational or custodial institutions. 

Section 8A. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
permit or require a reduction in compensation for any person 
in the employ of the commonwealth nor the discharge of any 
permanent employee. 

Section 9. All federal subventions and grants available 
to the commonwealth under any act of congress and not 
otherwise authorized to be received shall be paid into the 
treasury of the commonwealth; provided, however, that 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 310. 243 

applications for such subventions and grants, and for trans- 
fers within such subventions and grants, shall be subject to 
the approval of the commission on administration and 
finance. All federal subventions and grants received by the 
commonwealth may be expended without specific appro- 
priation if such expenditures are otherwise in accordance with 
law. All income, including federal subventions and grants, 
received by the commonwealth from or on account of vet- 
erans in payment for veterans' services, shall be credited to 
the veterans' services fund. 

Section 10. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
fifty-one of chapter thirty of the General Laws, or any other 
provision of law, the state purchasing agent is hereby au- 
thorized during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
three to incur HabiUties and incidental expenses for the pur- 
chase of supplies, as provided by said section fifty-one, in- 
cluding material to be disposed of as surplus, so called, by 
the federal government through agencies of the federal gov- 
ernment, in an amount not exceeding three hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars, in addition to any amount heretofore pro- 
vided for the purpose, and the comptroller may certify for 
payment such incidental expenses and Uabihties so incurred 
to an amount not exceeding three hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars, in addition to any amount heretofore provided for 
the purpose. 

Section 11. The effective date of the appropriation ac- 
counts, subsidiary accounts and authorizations in this act 
shall be July first, nineteen hundred and fifty-two. How- 
ever, beginning June first, nineteen hundred and fifty-two, 
obUgations may be incurred against these appropriation 
accounts or subsidiary accounts, if any, thereunder, for 
items to be delivered or for services to be rendered on and 
after July first, nineteen hundred and fifty-two; provided, 
they are in accordance with law and the amounts thereof 
do not exceed the amount of the appropriation account or 
subsidiary account. Where the allotment of an appropri- 
ation account or subsidiary account is a condition precedent 
to expenditure, the obUgations shall not exceed the amount 
allotted for said appropriation account or subsidiary account. 
The certified copies of the schedules as provided for in Gen- 
eral Laws, chapter twenty-nine, section twenty-seven, as 
amended by chapter six hundred and thirty-six of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and forty-seven, shall be filed with the 
comptroller and the budget commissioner to permit the 
effective operation of this section on June first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-two. Where the allotment of an appropri- 
ation account or subsidiary account is required by law, allot- 
ments shall be made to permit the effective operation of this 
section on June first, nineteen hundred and fifty-two. 

Section 12. The budget commissioner is hereby directed 
to send a copy of sections three to thirteen, inclusive, of this 
act to each departmental, divisional and institutional head 
immediately following the passage of this act. 



244 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 311, 312. 

Section 13. Sections one to ten, inclusive, of this act 
shall take effect on July first, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
two; sections eleven and twelve shall take effect upon the 
passage of this act. Approved May 12, 1952. 

Chap. 311 An Act authorizing the city of north adams to appro- 
priate MONEY FOR, AND PAY, CERTAIN UNPAID BILLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The city of North Adams is hereby author- 
ized to appropriate money for, and the treasurer of said city 
is hereby authorized to pay, such of the unpaid bills incurred 
by said city and totalling four hundred and fifty-seven dol- 
lars and ninety-four cents, as set forth in the list on file 
in the office of the director of accounts in the department 
of corporations and taxation, as are legally unenforceable 
against said city, either by reason of their being incurred in 
excess of available appropriations, or by reason of the failure 
of said city to comply with the provisions of its charter, and 
as are certified for payment by the heads of the departments 
wherein the bills were contracted ; provided, that the money 
so appropriated to pay such bills shall be raised by taxa- 
tion in said city. 

Section 2. No bill shall be approved by the city auditor 
of said city for payment or paid by the treasurer thereof 
under authority of this act unless and until certificates have 
been signed and filed with said city auditor, stating under 
the penalties of perjury that the goods, materials or services 
for which bills have been submitted were ordered by an 
official or an employee of said city, and that such goods and 
materials were delivered and actually received by said city, 
or that such services were rendered to said city, or both. 

Section 3. Any person who knowingly files a certificate 
required by section two which is false and who thereby re- 
ceives payment for goods, materials or services which were 
not received by or rendered to said city shall be punished by 
imprisonment for not more than one year or by a fine of not 
more than three hundred dollars, or both. 

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

Approved May 12, 1952. 

Chap. 312 An Act relative to representative town meetings in 

THE TOWN OF WEYMOUTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 3 of chapter 61 of the acts of 1921, 
as amended by section 1 of chapter 13 of the acts of 1930, 
is hereby further amended by striking out the fifth and sixth 
sentences. 

Section 2. The acts and proceedings of the town of 
Weymouth at the adjourned sessions of the annual town 
meeting held in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-two. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 313, 314, 315. 245 

and all acts done in pursuance thereof, are hereby confirmed 
and made valid, notwithstanding the inadequacies of the 
notice of the adjournments as required by chapter sixty-one 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, as amended 
by chapter thirteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty, to the same extent as if the said adjourned sessions 
had been called, held, conducted and adjourned in strict 
compliance with law. 

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

Approved May 12, 1952. 

An Act relative to certain promotions from the labor QJidfy 3x3 

SERVICE TO THE OFFICIAL SERVICE OF A DEPARTMENT, 
BOARD OR COMMISSION UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloios: 

Chapter 31 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. (Xer. 
striking out section 15B, as most recently amended by chap- ftsB^etc. 
ter 52 of the acts of 1946, and inserting in place thereof the amenderi. 
following section: — Section 15B. An appointing official, ^"t^i^ns ^""^er 
with the approval of the director, may promote to the lowest the civii 
grade in the official service of a department, board or com- authoriHel^' 
mission employees in the labor service of the same depart- 
ment, board or commission who pass a competitive promo- 
tional examination open to all permanent employees in said 
labor service of said department, board or commission who 
have been employed therein after certification for at least 
one year. Approved May 12, 1952. 

An Act increasing the filing fees of certain documents nhnn 314 

REQUIRED TO BE FILED BY CORPORATIONS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 55 of chapter 156 of the General Laws, as ap- ^^^ ijg'' 
pearing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by § 55,' 
striking out, in Hne 2, the word "ten" and inserting in place ^'"^■"'^ed. 
thereof the word: — fifteen, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 55. The fees for filing all other certificates, state- Fees for filing 
ments or reports required by law of corporations shall be ""oratrdocu- 
fifteen dollars for each certificate, statement or report, but ments 
no fee shall be paid for fifing the certificate of change of '"'''■^^^^'* 
officers or of annual meeting required by section twenty-four 
or twenty-nine or the annual tax return required by sections 
thirty-five and forty of chapter sixty-three. 

Approved May 12, 1952. 

An Act increasing the filing fees of certain certifi- nhnr) 315 

GATES BY foreign CORPORATIONS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 23 of chapter 181 of the General Laws, as appear- g. l. (Xer. 
ing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by f 23,' imended. 
striking out, in line 5, the word "ten" and inserting in place 



246 Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 316, 317. 

thereof the word : — fifteen, — so as to read as follows : — 
of'tomgn^ Section 23. Every foreign corporation shall pay for fihng 
corporations a copy of its charter, bj^^-laws and the certificate required 
by section five, fifty dollars to the commissioner, and for 
filing all other certificates and statements, including the 
annual certificate of condition required by section twelve, 
fifteen dollars to the state secretary. 

Approved May 12, 1962. 



Chap. S16 An Act relative to transportation of school bands. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Ed.K n,''§'47. Section 1. Section 47 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, 

etc.. 'amended', as most Teccutly amended by section 1 of chapter 411 of the 

acts of 1951, is hereby further amended by inserting after the 

word "play", in line 26, the words: — or musical festivals 

or competitions. 

Section 2. Clause (a) of section 2A of chapter 224 of the 
acts of 1936, as amended by section 2 of said chapter 411, 
is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"play", in line 18, the words: — or musical festivals or 
competitions. Approved May 12, 1952. 



Chap. 317 An Act relative to certain promotions in the official 
service under the civil service laws. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

EcnsT'^-. Section 1. Section 15 of chapter 31 of the General Laws 
etc!, 'amended. Is hereby amended by striking out paragraph A, as appearing 

in chapter 489 of the acts of 1948, and inserting in place 

thereof the following paragraph : — 
Certain pro- A. Au appointing authority, with the approval of the 

motions under ,. , '^^ , • ,i i . , t • • 

the civil director, may promote in the same department or division 

regX'ted*'' oi a department in the official service a permanent employee 
in one grade to the next higher grade as determined by the 
director; provided, that such employee has been employed 
after certification for at least three years in the lower grade, 
is the oldest employee, the second oldest employee or the 
third oldest employee in length of service who is willing to 
accept, and that such employee passes a quahfying examina- 
tion prescribed by the director. In case of promotions of 
more than one employee, the next oldest employees in suc- 
cession in length of service who are wilUng to accept may be 
selected from the same number of such oldest employees as 
that provided in the civil service rules governing certifica- 
tion for more than one vacancy. This paragraph shall not 
apply in any case where a promotion is required to be made 
as provided in section twenty. 
Edt .3iTi5 Section 2. Said section 15 of said chapter 31 is hereby 
etc'fiirther^ further amended by striking out paragraph B, as appearing 

amended. 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 318. 247 

in chapter lOS'of the acts of 1946, and inserting in place 
thereof the following paragraph: — 

B. Except as authorized by paragraph A, and except as Competitive 
otherwise provided in section twenty, all promotions in the exami^JlltuTiis 
official service shall be made after a competitive promo- provided. 
tional examination open in succession to all permanent em- 
ployees who have been employed after certification for at 
least one year in the next lower grades, as determined by the 
director, in the same department or division of a depart- 
ment, until a sufficient number of applicants to hold a com- 
petitive examination is obtained. In case an ehgible list of 
at least two available persons is not established from such 
promotional examination, then a competitive promotional 
examination may be held open to any class within the service 
of the same or any other department, or division of a de- 
partment, as the director may determine. In case an eUgible 
fist of at least two available persons is not established from 
either of such promotional examinations, the positions shall 
be filled after open competitive examination ; provided, that 
if there be one person on either eUgible list, the director shall 
certify such person. Approved May 12, 1952. 



An Act relative to expenditures for the care, mainte- Chav.ZXS 

NANCE AND REPAIR OF TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITALS IN CER- 
TAIN COUNTIES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would result pr'^ambi"'?^ 
in unnecessarily extending the period during which ex- 
penditures by certain counties for tuberculosis hospital 
purposes would be made without express authorization 
therefor by the general court, therefore this act is hereby 
declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the im- 
mediate preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The trustees of the Bristol county tuberculosis hospital 
and the county commissioners of the other counties herein- 
after specified are hereby authorized to expend for the year 
nineteen hundred and fifty-two the sums set forth in this 
act for the care, maintenance and repair of the county 
tuberculosis hospitals within their respective counties, and 
to assess the same in the manner set forth in section eighty- 
five of chapter one hundred and eleven of the General Laws, 
as amended. In case of extraordinary or unforeseen emer- 
gencies the director of accounts, at the request of said trustees 
or county commissioners, may authorize expenditures in 
excess of any particular item; provided, that another item 
or items of expenditure shall be reduced by an equivalent 
amount. 



248 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 318. 



Bristol County. 



Item 

1. For administration: 

(o) Salaries .... 
(b) Other expenses . 

2. For maintenance and operation: 

(a) Salaries and wages 
(6) Other expenses . 

3. For additions and improvements 

$1,000) .... 

5. For contributory retirement system 

6. For interest .... 
8. For unpaid bills of previous years 

For total expenditures . 



(in 



$15,750 00 
2,500 00 

182,400 00 
137,300 00 
n excess of 

7,700 00 

4,928 17 

3,650 00 

400 00 


. $354,628 17 



Essex County. 



Item 

1. For administration : 

(a) Salaries .... 

(b) Other expenses . 

2. For maintenance and operation : 

(a) Salaries and wages 
(6) Other expenses . 

4. For other health services : 

(6) Chnics and other extra-mural 

5. For contributory retirement system 

6. For interest .... 

8. For unpaid bills of previous years 

9. For sewer assessment . 

1 1. For non-contributory pensions 

For total expenditures . 



$30,500 00 
5,800 00 

534,360 00 
379,175 00 

200 00 

24,406 37 

10,269 47 

2,000 00 

1,587 58 

1,859 00 

$990,157 42 



Middlesex County. 



Item 

1. For administration : 

(a) Salaries .... 
(6) Other expenses . 

2. For maintenance and operation : 

(a) Salaries and wages 
(6) Other expenses . 

3. For additions and improvements (in excess of 

$1,000) .... 

5. For contributory retirement system 

6. For interest .... 
8. For impaid biUs of previous years 



For total expenditures 



$38,000 00 

16,700 00 

783,450 00 

491,992 00 

11,765 00 

20,912 00 

9,500 00 

2,000 00 

$1,374,319 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 318. 



249 



Norfolk County. 



Item 




1. For administration : 




(a) Salaries ...... 


$24,2.50 00 


(6) Other expenses . . . . . 


4,500 00 


2. For maintenance and operation : 




(a) Salaries and wages . . . . 


440,000 00 


(6) Other expenses . . . . . 


251,900 00 


4. For other health services: 




(a) Preventorium . . . . . 


500 00 


(b) Clinics and other extra-mural 


6,000 00 


5. For contributory retirement system 


13,227 40 


6. For interest ...... 


6,500 00 


8. For unpaid bills of previous years 


197 25 


For total expenditures . . . . 


$747,074 65 



Plymouth County. 



Item 

1. For administration : 

(o) Salaries .... 
(b) Other expenses . 

2. For maintenance and operation: 

(a) Salaries and wages 
. (6) Other expenses . 

3. For additions and improvements 

$1,000) .... 

5. For contributory retirement system 

6. For interest .... 

7. For serial loans (construction) 
11. For non-contributory pensions 

For total expenditures . 



(in excess of 



$30,465 00 
3,800 00 

283,450 00 
166,840 00 

6,000 00 

9,304 00 

4,000 00 

20,600 00 

16,197 00 

$540,656 00 



Worcester County. 



Item 
1. 



For administration : 

(Oi) Salaries .... 
(b) Other expenses . 

2. For maintenance and operation : 

(a) Salaries and wages 
(6) Other expenses . 

3. For additions and improvements 

$1,000) .... 

5. For contributory retirement system 

6. For interest 

8. For unpaid bills of previous years 

For total expenditures . 



(in 



$45,070 00 


6,000 


00 


402,785 


00 


218,990 


18 


n excess of 




42,290 


00 


13,251 


86 


8,000 


00 


83 


99 


$736,471 


03 



Approved May 16, 1962. 



250 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 319, 320. 

Chap. 319 An Act relative to certain payments reqihred of the 

CITY OF BOSTON FOR MAKING THE BOSTON MAIN DRAINAGE 
SYSTEM A PART OF THE SOUTH METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE 
SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 645 of the acts of 1951 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 1 . The territory exclusively 
served by the main drainage system of the city of Boston is 
hereby added to and made a part of the south metropolitan 
sewerage district, as defined in section one of chapter ninety- 
two of the General Laws and enlarged by such acts as are 
in addition thereto or in amendment thereof; and said city 
shall hereafter be subject, with respect to said territory, to 
the provisions, as from time to time amended, of chapter 
ninety-two of the General Laws and of section twelve of 
chapter seven hundred and five of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and forty-five; provided, however, that prior to the 
date when sewage is first discharged from said main drainage 
system into the south metropolitan sewerage system, no 
payment based upon the territory served by said main drain- 
age district shall be required from the city of Boston under 
sections five to eight, inclusive, of said chapter ninety-two. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of the effective 
date of chapter six hundred and forty-five of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-one. Approved May 16, 1952. 

C hap. S20 An Act creating the congregational church of west- 
field, MASSACHUSETTS, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L First Congregational Church of Westfield, 
Massachusetts, and The Second Congregational Church in 
Westfield, Massachusetts, religious corporations established 
under general law, upon acceptance of this act by a two 
thirds vote of the members of each of said respective cor- 
porations present and voting at meetings called by each of 
said respective corporations for the purpose, and by the re- 
cording with the secretary of the commonwealth and in the 
registry of deeds for the county of Hampden of certificates 
of said votes, duly made and sworn to by the respective clerks 
of said corporations, shall hereafter be a corporation by the 
name of The Congregational Church of Westfield, Massa- 
chusetts. Said The Congregational Church of Westfield, 
Massachusetts shall be the continuance of and the lawful 
successor to each and both of said corporations and shall 
have all the powers, rights, franchises and privileges which 
the said corporations have heretofore acquired or enjoyed by 
statute, vote, gift, grant, usage, prescription or otherwise, 
and subject to all the duties and Uabilities to which the said 
corporations have heretofore been subject. Said The Con- 
gregational Church of Westfield, Massachusetts shall have, 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 320. 251 

except as may be provided otherwise in this act, all the rights, 
powers and privileges and be subject to all the duties and 
liabilities, of religious corporations instituted under general 
law; and upon acceptance of this act as aforesaid, all mem- 
bers of said corporations shall, as hereinafter provided, be 
members of said new corporation. The Congregational Church 
of Westfield, Massachusetts. 

Section 2. The corporation created by section one is 
hereby authorized to receive and hold, or disburse for re- 
ligious, benevolent and charitable purposes, gifts, grants, be- 
quests and devises of real and personal property to an 
amount, exclusive of all buildings and the land pertaining 
thereto, occupied or used by it for said purposes, not exceed- 
ing the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, with full power 
to sell and convey, in accordance with the terms of any 
trust upon which the same is held, any part or the whole of 
its said property, including said land and buildings, for pur- 
poses of investment and reinvestment, for the improvement, 
alteration or relocation of any of its said buildings, or for 
benevolences and charities and upon any such sale the pro- 
ceeds thereof shall be held upon the same trusts upon which 
the property thus sold was held ; and the purchaser shall not 
be responsible for the application of the purchase money. 

Section 3. After the votes accepting this act have been 
passed as provided in section one, but before the recording 
of the certificates thereof, said First Congregational Church 
of Westfield, Massachusetts and said The Second Congrega- 
tional Church in Westfield, Massachusetts shall file, in the 
probate court for the county of Hampden and in such other 
courts of competent jurisdiction as may be necessary or 
proper, petitions for instructions as to the necessity of a 
formal transfer of such funds or other property now held in 
trust by said corporations and as to the application to be 
made of the income arising from or out of said funds or other 
property or arising from or out of funds or other property 
held in trust by other persons or corporations. 

Section 4. The corporation created by section one shall 
be entitled, except as provided in section two, to receive any 
and all bequests and devises heretofore or hereafter made to 
either of said corporations, however described, or to the re- 
ligious societies with which said churches were connected 
before their incorporation, however described. 

Section 5. The property vested in the corporation cre- 
ated by section one, under the provisions of this act, shall 
not, after such vesting, be applied or apportioned with ref- 
erence to the source or the religious body aforesaid from 
which it was derived under the provisions of this act, but 
shall be administered and applied by the corporation created 
by section one, for its general church and charitable pur- 
poses and as a single consolidated property and fund, except 
that it shall carry out the specific and limited charitable 
uses and trusts for which any particular monies or property, 
real or personal, are held by it. 



252 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 321. 

Section 6. In case of doubt as to the manner in which 
any property, held in trust or otherwise, conveyed to or 
vested in the corporation created by section one, under the 
provisions of this act, or the income thereof, should be held, 
administered or applied by the said corporation, the matter 
may be determined by the supreme judicial court upon the 
application of any person interested or of the attorney gen- 
eral; and, until said court shall otherwise order, such prop- 
erty and the income thereof shall be held, administered 
and applied by the said corporation in accordance with the 
terms of the original trusts or as nearly in accordance there- 
with as is possible. Any person aggrieved by any provision 
of this act may, at any time within six months after the re- 
cording of such of the various deeds or other instruments in 
this act provided for, as is alleged to be the cause of such 
injury, apply by petition to the supreme judicial court to 
have his damages determined by a jury therein, or by or 
under the direction of said court; and damages so awarded, 
with the costs of suit allowed by statute in civil cases, at- 
tending such award, shall be paid by the corporation created 
by section one. 

Section 7. Whatever authority or right is granted or 
conferred by this act is hereby declared to be limited to such 
authority or right as the general court may constitutionally 
grant or confer. 

Section 8. The first meeting of the corporation created 
by section one shall be held on or before September thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and fifty-two. 

Section 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 16, 1952. 



C hap. S21 An Act relative to the penalties for violations of 

LAW REQUIRING MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS TO GIVE UNI- 
FORM SIGNALS ON ALL WAYS. 

p^lmbXe.^ Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 

defeat its purpose, which is to change the penalty for certain 
violations of law relative to the operation of motor vehicles, 
therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, neces- 
sary for the immediate preservation of the public safety and 
convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Ed.), 9oTi4B. Section 14B of chapter 90 of the General Laws, inserted by 
etc., amended, chapter 649 of the acts of 1951, is hereby amended by adding 

at the end the following paragraph : — 
Penalties. Whoevcr violatcs any provision of this section shall be 

punished by a fine of not more than five dollars for the first 
offence, not less than five nor more than ten dollars for a 
second offence, and not less than ten nor more than twenty- 
five dollars for subsequent offences committed during any 
period of twelve months. Approved May 16, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 322, 323, 324. . 253 



An Act authorizing the department of mental health Chap.S22 

TO PERMIT the TOWN OF BELCHERTOWN TO INSTALL A FIRE 
WARNING SYSTEM AT THE BELCHERTOWN STATE SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The department of mental health is hereby 
authorized to permit the town of Belchertown to install a 
fire warning system at the Belchertown state school, said 
system to be installed subject to such conditions and re- 
strictions as the commissioner of mental health may deem 
necessary. 

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

Approved May 16, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the city of fall river to lease (7/10^.323 

suitable headquarters for the AMERICAN-LEBANESE 
VETERANS ASSOCIATION OF FALL RIVER, MASS., INC. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloius: 

Section 1. The city of Fall River is hereby authorized 
to lease suitable headquarters for the American-Lebanese 
Veterans Association of Fall River, Mass., Inc., in the man- 
ner provided by, and subject to the provisions of, section 
nine of chapter forty of the General Laws. 

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

Approved May 16, 1952. 

An Act authorizing the town of saugus to convey to rjhav 324 
the east saugus improvement association, inc. a for- ^' 

TION of the FREDERICK STOCKER PLAYGROUND IN SAID 
TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The town of Saugus, by its board of selectmen 
and upon such terms and conditions approved by the town 
manager, town counsel and the playground commission as 
said board of selectmen may by deed require, is hereby au- 
thorized to convey to the East Saugus Improvement Asso- 
ciation, Inc. for a nominal consideration that portion of the 
Frederick Stocker playground shown on a plan entitled 
"Plan of Land in Saugus, Mass." dated March, 1952, and 
drawn by Francis W. Comey, Surveyor, and bounded and 
described as follows : — southeasterly by Stocker street, 
177.85 feet; southwesterly by land of Martin, on said plan, 
91 feet, more or less; northwesterly by land of the town of 
Saugus, being the remaining portion of lot A-7, 192.25 feet; 
northeasterly by land of Munson, on said plan, 91 feet, more 
or less. Containing, according to said plan, 16,655 plus or 
minus square feet. 

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

Approved May 16, 1952. 



254 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 325, 326, 327. 

Chap.S25 An Act authorizing the city of salem to pay the claim 

OF A CERTAIN PARTNERSHIP FOR COMPENSATION FOR EN- 
GINEERING WORK DONE BY IT IN CONNECTION WITH THE 
ABOLITION OF THE NORTH STREET GRADE CROSSING IN 
SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral ob- 
ligation, the city of Salem is hereby authorized to appropri- 
ate money for the payment of, and to pay, the claim of Fay, 
Spofford and Thomdike, a partnership, of Boston, for com- 
pensation for certain engineering work done by said partner- 
ship at the North Street grade crossing in said city, said 
claim being in the amount of thirteen thousand, four hun- 
dred and sixty dollars and forty-nine cents, and being legally 
unenforceable against said city by reason of the fact that it 
is in excess of the sum appropriated therefor by said city. 

Section 2. No bill shall be paid under authority of this 
act unless and until a certificate has been signed and filed 
with the auditor of said city, stating under the penalties of 
perjury that the goods, materials or services for which such 
bill has been submitted were ordered by an official or em- 
ployee of said city, and that such goods and materials were 
dehvered and actually received by said city, or that such 
services were rendered to said city, or both. 

Section 3. Any person who knowingly files a certificate 
required by section two which is false, and who thereby re- 
ceives payment for goods, materials or services which were 
not received by or rendered to said city, shall be punished by 
imprisonment for not more than one year or by a fine of not 
more than three hundred dollars, or both. 

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

Approved May 16, 1952. 

C/iap.326 An Act authorizing the trustees of the soldiers' 

HOME IN HOLYOKE TO ACQUIRE BY EMINENT DOMAIN CER- 
TAIN LAND ADJACENT THERETO. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloivs: 

Section 1. The trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke 
may acquire by eminent domain, or otherwise, a certain par- 
cel of land located in the city of Holyoke adjacent to the 
hospital at said home, and may pay therefor such sum as 
may be appropriated therefor. 

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

Approved May 16, 1952. 

Chap.S27 An Act designating old colony parkway and quincy 
shore drive in the cities of boston and quincy as 

the WILLIAM T. MORRISSEY BOULEVARD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Old Colony parkway in the cities of Boston 
and Quincy and Quincy Shore drive in said Quincy, between 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 328, 329, 330. 255 

Kosciuszko (Columbia) Circle in Boston and Sea street in 
said Quincy, shall be known and designated as the William T. 
Morrissey Boulevard, in memory of William T. Morrissey, 
the late commissioner of the metropolitan district commis- 
sion, and suitable tablets and markers bearing said designa- 
tion shall be erected and maintained along said boulevard by 
said commission. For the purposes of this act, said com- 
mission may expend such sum as may be appropriated 
therefor. 

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

Approved May 16, 1952. 



Chap.32S 



An Act authorizing the town of auburn to borrow 
money for school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, For the purposes of constructing an addition 
to the high school building and originally furnishing and 
equipping said addition, the town of Auburn may borrow 
from time to time, within a period of five years from the 
effective date of this act, such sums as may be necessary, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, six hundred thousand dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on 
their face the words. Auburn School Loan, Act of 1952. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and 
such loans shall be paid in not more than twenty years 
from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act 
shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as 
provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained in the 
first paragraph of section seven thereof. 

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

Approved May 16, 1952. 

An Act designating the bridge over little river in 
the city of westfield as the veterans' memorial 

BRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The bridge over Little river in the city of 
Westfield shall be known and designated as the Veterans' 
Memorial Bridge, and a suitable tablet bearing said desig- 
nation shall be attached to said bridge by the state depart- 
ment of public works. 

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

Approved May 16, 1952. 

An Act authorizing the town of saugus to pay a sum Chap.ZSO 

OF money to hazel c. marison. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the 
contrary, the town of Saugus is hereby authorized to appro- 
priate and pay to Hazel C. Marison, a school teacher of 



Chap.S29 



256 Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 331, 332, 333. 

said town, the sum of one hundred and ninety-three dollars 
and ninety-five cents as reimbursement for medical expenses 
incurred as a result of injuries sustained while in the per- 
formance of her duties. 

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

Approved May 16, 1952. 



Chap.ZSl An Act authorizing the town of mattapoisett to make 

ADDITIONAL WATER LOANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of developing well fields, 
extending water mains and improving water distribution 
facilities, the town of Mattapoisett may borrow from time 
to time such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in 
the aggregate, two hundred thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes therefor which shall bear on their face the 
words, Mattapoisett Water Loan, Act of 1952. Each au- 
thorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such 
loans shall be payable in not more than thirty years from 
their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be 
within the limits of the amount prescribed by the last para- 
graph of section eight of chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws. 

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

Approved May 16, 1952. 

Chap. 332 An Act authorizing the town of saugus to pay a sum 

OF money to M. pearl PETERSON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Notwithstanding any provision of law to 
the contrary, the town of Saugus is hereby authorized to 
appropriate and pay to M. Pearl Peterson, a school teacher 
of said town, the sum of four hundred and seventy-seven 
dollars as reimbursement for medical expenses incurred as 
a result of injuries sustained while in the p)erformance of her 
duties. 

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

Approved May 16, 1952. 

Chap. 333 An Act authorizing the American association for the 

ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL 
ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 2 of chapter 74 of the acts of 1874, as amended 
by chapter 238 of the Special Acts of 1915, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in line 3, the words "two hundred 
and fifty" and inserting in place thereof the words: — five 
million, five hundred, — so as to read as follows : — Seo- 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 334, 335, 336. 257 

Hon 2. Said corporation may have and hold by purchase, 
grant, gift or otherwise, real estate not exceeding five milHon, 
five hundred thousand dollars in value, and personal estate 
in any amount. Approved May 16, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the city of boston to pay a sum 
of money to james f. drey. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The city of Boston, notwithstanding any statute or ordi- 
nance to the contrary, and subject to the approval of the 
city council and mayor, and as earlier approved by the 
board of apportionment of the school department and by 
the school committee of said city, is hereby authorized to 
pay to James F. Drey of said city a sum, not exceeding four 
hundred and twelve dollars and twenty-six cents, as com- 
pensation for services rendered by him as a teacher of classes 
exclusively for boys in the public school system of said city 
during the period from September first, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five to January twentieth, nineteen hundred 
and thirty, inclusive, for which services he was not com- 
pensated due to inadvertence and through no fault of said 
James F. Drey. Approved May 16, 1952. 

An Act designating the junction of brooks street 
and nonantum road in the brighton district of the 
city of boston as the raymond j. lalime square. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The junction of Brooks street and Nonantum road in the 
Brighton district of the city of Boston shall be known and 
designated as the Raymond J. Lalime Square in honor of 
a naval hero of World War II who paid the supreme sacri- 
fice at Antwerp, Belgium during the battle of the Bulge, 
and a suitable tablet or marker bearing said designation 
shall be erected and maintained at said junction by the 
metropolitan district commission. For the purposes of this 
act, the commission may expend such sum as may be appro- 
priated therefor. Approved May 16, 1952. 

An Act authorizing the city of beverly to increase 
the compensation of the members of its board of 
aldermen. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 13 of chapter 542 of the acts of 
1910, as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 
198 of the acts of 1943, is hereby further amended by strik- 
ing out, in line 13, the word "three" and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — five, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section IS. The board of aldermen shall, so far as is con- 



C/iap. 334 



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Chap.SSQ 



258 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 337. 

sistent with this act, have and exercise all the legislative 
power of towns and of the inhabitants thereof, and shall 
have and exercise all the powers now vested by law in the 
city of Beverly and in the inhabitants thereof as a municipal 
corporation, and shall have all the powers and be subject 
to all the liabilities of city councils and of either branch 
thereof, and it may by ordinance prescribe the manner in 
which such powers shall be exercised. Its members shall 
receive in full compensation for their services as members 
of the board of aldermen, or of any committee thereof, 
such salary as may be established by ordinance, but not 
exceeding five hundred dollars per annum for each member. 
Sessions of the board whether as a board of aldermen or as 
a committee of the whole shall be open to the public, and a 
journal of its proceedings shall be kept, which journal shall 
be subject to public inspection. The vote of the board 
upon any question shall be taken by roll call when the same 
is requested by at least three members. Nothing herein 
shall prevent the board, by special vote, from holding private 
sittings for the consideration of nominations by the mayor. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the registered voters of the city of Beverly at the next 
biennial 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 fifty-two, entitled 'An 
Act authorizing the city of Beverly to increase the com- 
pensation of the members of its board of aldermen', be 
accepted?" If a majority of the votes cast on said question 
is in the affirmative, this act shall take full effect on January 
first in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-four, otherwise 
it shall have no effect. Approved May 16, 1952. 

Chap. ^^7 An Act relative to approval of town by-laws by the 

ATTORNEY GENERAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Ed.V,' 4o!l' 32. Chapter 40 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
etc., 'amended', striking out scctiou 32, as amended by section 1 of chapter 
520 of the acts of 1941, and inserting in place thereof the 
U)w°by-ia°l3 following section : — Section 32. Before a by-law takes effect 
by the it shall bc approved by the attorney general or ninety days 

geiuH-aif shall have elapsed without action by the attorney general 

regulated. after the clerk of the town in which a by-law has been 
adopted has submitted to the attorney general a certified 
copy of such by-law with a request for its approval, together 
with adequate proof that all of the procedural requirements 
for the adoption of such by-law have been complied with. 
If the attorney general does not, within said ninety days, 
request of such town clerk in writing further proof of such 
compliance stating specifically wherein such proof is inade- 
quate, it shall be presumed that the proof submitted was 
adequate. If the attorney general disapproves a by-law he 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 338, 339. 259 

shall give notice to the town clerk of the town in which the 
by-law was adopted of his disapproval, with his reasons 
therefor. If a by-law of a town takes effect by reason of the 
failure of the attorney general to seasonably act upon a 
request for its approval, the clerk of such town shall enter 
in his records a statement that the by-law has become effec- 
tive by reason of such failure of the attorney general to act. 
Before a by-law takes effect it shall also be published in a 
town bulletin or pamphlet, copies of which shall be posted 
in at least five public places in the town ; and if the town is 
divided into precincts, copies shall be posted in one or more 
public places in each precinct of the town; or, instead of 
such publishing in a town bulletin or pamphlet and such 
posting, copies thereof shall be published at least three times 
in one or more newspapers, if any, published in the town, 
otherwise in one or more newspapers published in the county. 
The requirements of publishing in a town bulletin or pam- 
phlet and posting, or publishing in one or more newspapers, 
as above, may be dispensed with if notice of the by-law be 
given by delivering a copy thereof at every occupied dwell- 
ing or apartment in the town, and affidavits of the persons 
delivering the said copies, filed with the town clerk, shall be 
conclusive evidence of proper notice hereunder. This section 
shall not apply to cities. Approved May 16, 1952. 



Chap.SSS 



An Act designating the highway overpass at sullivan 

SQUARE in the CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF 
BOSTON AS THE DAVID M. CLEARY MEMORIAL OVERPASS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The highway overpass being constructed at Sullivan square 
in the Charlestown district of the city of Boston shall be 
known and designated as the David M. Cleary Memorial 
Overpass, and, upon its completion, a suitable tablet or 
marker bearing said designation shall be erected thereon by 
the state department of public works. 

Approved May 16, 1952. 

An Act authorizing the department of public utilities nhn^ qqq 
TO make permanent the present temporary grade ^' 

crossing of the new YORK, NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD 
railroad company at SOUTH STREET IN THE CITY OF 
NORTHAMPTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The department of public utilities, acting for and in behalf 
of the commonwealth, is hereby authorized and directed, 
subject to the approval of the governor and council, to make 
permanent the present temporary crossing at grade across 
the tracks of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail- 
road Company at South street (otherwise known as Old 
South street) in the city of Northampton. 

Approved May 16, 1952. 



260 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 340, 341, 342, 343. 

Chap.S^tO An Act relative to the tenure of office of the chief 

OF POLICE OF THE TOWN OF NORTH BROOKFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The tenure of oflBce of the incumbent of the 
office of chief of police in the town of North Brookfield shall, 
upon the effective date of this act, be unlimited. Said in- 
cumbent shall not be removed from office, lowered in rank 
or suspended, except for just cause and for reasons specific- 
ally given him in writing by the board of selectmen. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the registered voters of the town of 
North Brookfield at the next annual town meeting, but not 
otherwise. Approved May 16, 1952. 

Chap. 341 An Act authorizing the town of lenox to purchase 

WATER from the CITY OF PITTSFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The town of Lenox, acting by and through 
its board of water commissioners, may enter into a contract 
or contracts with the city of Pittsfield to purchase water at 
wholesale from said city for domestic and other purposes in 
said town and said city is hereby authorized to contract with 
and sell water to said town. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by the town of Lenox at a regular town meeting or 
a special town meeting called for the purpose and by the 
city council of the city of Pittsfield. 

Approved May 16, 1952. 

Chap. 342 An Act increasing the reimbursement to cities and 

TOWNS FOR EXPENSES INCURRED FOR TONSIL AND ADENOID 
operations UPON CERTAIN POOR PERSONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G^L. ^(Ter. Section 18 of chapter 122 of the General Laws is hereby 

§ IS,' etc.,' amended by striking out the eighth sentence, as appearing 
amended. -^^ chapter 583 of the acts of 1945, and inserting in place 
Expepses for thcreof the following sentence: — Expenses incurred by a 
s^gicai town for tonsil and adenoid operations shall be reimbursed 

rrimburs"ed. by the commou Wealth to an amount not exceeding twenty- 
five dollars in the case of any one such operation. 

Approved May 16, 1952. 

Chap. 343 An Act placing the position of conservation skilled 

WORKER AND CONSERVATION SKILLED HELPER IN THE 
service of the DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION UNDER 
THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS AND RULES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The positions of conservation skilled worker 
and conservation skilled helper in the service of the depart- 
ment of conservation shall, on the effective date of this act, 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 344, 345, 346. 261 

be classified under the civil service laws and rules, and the 
persons employed in such positions on the effective date of 
this act and who were employed in said positions on January 
first, nineteen hundred and forty-nine, shall continue to serve 
in such positions, and the tenure of their office shall be un- 
limited, subject to the civil service laws and rules. 

Section 2. The present incumbents of such offices and 
positions who were not so employed on January first, nine- 
teen hundred and forty-nine may continue to serve at the 
pleasure of the appointing authority. 

Approved May 16, 1952. 

An Act relative to the taxation of certain utility Chap.Z4^ 

CORPORATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 52A of chapter 63 of the General Laws, inserted EJo'eJ.^' 
by section 1 of chapter 641 of the acts of 1951, is hereby § s^.a e'tc. 
amended by striking out the first sentence of paragraph (b) *'"''° 
of subdivision (1) and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing sentence: — "Net income" for the taxable year means "Net income" 
net income (gross income less allowable deductions other ^^^°^'^- 
than losses sustained in other fiscal or calendar years) as 
determined pursuant to the federal revenue act apphcable 
for said taxable year, except that in any such determination 
dividends from another utihty corporation shall be excluded 
from gross income. Approved May 16, 1952. 

An Act repealing certain provisions of law relative phnj^ 345 
TO sight saving classes for children. "' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 16 of chapter 69 of the General Laws, as appearing g. l. (Ter. 
in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby repealed. ^pi^i^'. ^ ^^' 

Approved May 16, 1952. 

An Act relative to the charging of certain fees for nh^j. 94 a 
services performed in connection with the rental ^' 
OR leasing of property for dwelling purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 271 of the General Laws is hereby amended by G.L.(Ter.Ed.). 
inserting after section 44 the following section: — Section 45. added^^ ^*^' 
No person engaged in the business of finding dwelling ac- charging of 
commodations for prospective tenants desirous of renting [endn^g or 
the same shall charge such prospective tenants any fee leasing cei- 
solely for the registration of such prospective tenants; pro- tfeT. ^egiXted. 
vided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be 
construed to prevent a broker from being entitled to a com- 
mission for actually finding such accommodations, or a 
renting agent from receiving a registration fee; provided, 



262 AcTS,.1952. — Chap. 347. 

that said agent furnishes the prospective tenant with a 
written contract in which said agent agrees (1) to soHcit 
the Hsting of vacant apartments from landlords directly 
or by advertising for the same in a daily newspaper at least 
once a day; (2) to mail to said prospective tenant at least 
twice a week a list of at least twenty apartments which 
the renting agent beheves to be available for rental; and 
(3) to perform the above mentioned services for a period 
of thirty days from the date of receipt of the entire amount 
of said registration fee, unless prior to the expiration of said 
thirty days the agent provides dwelling accommodations 
for said prospective tenant. Any renting agent who lists 
apartments which he believes to be available for occupancy 
shall designate, by suitable words, any of such apartments 
which must be shared with some other person or persons, 
and the number of rooms that such other person or persons 
will occupy, if such apartment is rented. 

Any person entitled to a commission for obtaining dwelling 
accommodations for another shall in determining the amount 
of his commission deduct therefrom any money received 
by him from such other person as a registration fee under 
the provisions of this section. 
Penalty. Whocver wilfully or intentionally violates any provision 

of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
one hundred dollars. Approved May 16, 1952. 



Chap. 34:7 An Act relative to the annual tour of duty of certain 

MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD RESERVE 
AND THE AIR FORCE RESERVE WHO ARE EMPLOYEES OF THE 
COMMONWEALTH OR ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G.L. (Ter. Chapter 33 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 

etc!, 'amended. Striking out sectiou 54, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 
425 of the acts of 1939, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 54- Any person in the service 
JfTute and''^ ^^ ^^^ commouwealth, or of a county, city or town which, 
municipal by vote of its county commissioners or city council or of its 
tnoolsr^ inhabitants at a towni meeting, accepts this section, shall 
l^rhouUosr ^^ entitled, during the time of his service in the organized 
of pay. miUtia, under sections eleven, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, 

one hundred and five or one hundred and fifty-four, or during 
his annual tour of duty of not exceeding fifteen days as a 
member of the organized reserve of the army of the United 
States, of the United States naval reserve forces, of the 
United States Coast Guard Reserve, or of the Air Force 
Reserve, to receive pay therefor, without loss of his ordinary 
remuneration as an employee or official of the common- 
wealth, or of such county, city or town, and shall also be 
entitled to the same leaves of absence or vacation with pay 
given to other Uke employees or officials. 

Approved May 16, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 348, 349, 350. 263 



An Act relative to the powers and duties of the QIiq^t) 343 
board of probation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 99 of chapter 276 of the General Laws, as appear- g. l. (Ter. 
ing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by in- § 99; 
serting after the third sentence the following sentence : — amended. 
The board may authorize the attendance of any or all such dutTls^of the 
justices and officers at other conferences within or without ^rohtttL 
the commonwealth, which, in its discretion, promote the 
general welfare of the probation service. 

Approved May 16, 1952. 



An Act to prohibit the transportation of live foxes C/ia».349 

WITHIN the commonwealth WITHOUT A PERMIT THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 111 of chapter 131 of the General Laws, as most g. l. (Ter. 
recently amended by chapter 397 of the acts of 1947, is fVii/etc.. 
hereby further amended by striking out the first sentence and amended. 
inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — No per- Transportation 
son shall bring or cause to be brought into the commonwealth Foxes within 
any live bird or mammal protected by this chapter, or any re'XtedT^"'**'' 
member of the family sciuridae of the order rodentia, unless 
he first obtains a permit so to do from the director, nor 
shall any person liberate any bird or mammal, wild by na- 
ture, other than birds used as decoys at the time of such 
liberation, nor shall any person transport live foxes within 
the commonwealth, except in accordance with the provisions 
of an outstanding permit issued to him. 

Approved May 16, 1952. 



An Act placing the office of executive secretary of 

THE rehabilitation COMMISSION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF 
INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Upon the effective date of this act, the office of executive 
secretary of the rehabilitation commission in the department 
of industrial accidents shall become subject to the civil 
service laws* and rules, and the incumbent of said office shall 
have unlimited tenure of office, subject, however, to said 
laws, but shall be subjected by the division of civil service 
to a qualifying examination, and if said incumbent passes 
said examination he shall be certified for said office and 
deemed to be permanently appointed thereto, without being 
required to serve any probationary period. 

Approved May 16, 1952. 



Chap.^m 



264 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 351, 352. 



Chap. 351 An Act further extending the provisions of absent 

VOTING TO MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED 
STATES. 

'^rTambie''^ ^^^'"'^(^^1 The deferred operation of this act would tend 

to defeat its purpose, which is to protect without delay 
residents of the commonwealth serving in or with the armed 
forces of the United States in the exercise of their right of 
suffrage, 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 provisions of chapter five hundred and thirty-one 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-eight, pertaining 
to absent voting by members of the armed forces of the 
United States, shall be applicable to (1) members of the 
armed forces of the United States serving as a component 
unit under the flag of the United Nations, and (2) members 
of the armed forces of the United States serving within or 
without the continental limits of the United States. 

Approved May 20, 1962. 



Chap.S52 A.N Act making certain changes in the law relative 

TO THE ADOPTION OF CHILDREN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

gjL. ^Ter Chapter 210 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 

etc!. 'amended'. Striking out scctiou 3, as most recently amended by chapter 
674 of the acts of 1951, and inserting in place thereof the 
of'^cMdJen. following : — Section 3. The consent of the persons named 
in section two, other than the child or her husband, if any, 
shall not be required if the person to be adopted is of full 
age, nor shall the consent of any such person other than the 
child be required if such person is adjudged by the court 
hearing the petition to be hopelessly insane, or is imprisoned 
in any penal institution in this commonwealth under sen- 
tence for a term of which more than three years remain 
unexpired at the date of the petition; or if he has wilfully 
deserted or neglected to provide proper care and mainte- 
nance for such child for one year last preceding the date of 
the petition, and the foregoing provision shall be applicable 
to the father of the child and his consent shall not be re- 
quired notwithstanding the absence of a court decree ordering 
said father to pay for the support of said child, and notwith- 
standing a court decree awarding custody of said child to 
its mother; or if he has suffered such child to be supported 
for more than one year continuously prior to the petition by 
an incorporated charitable institution or by a town or by 
the commonwealth; or if he has been sentenced to imprison- 
ment for drunkenness upon a third conviction within one 
year and neglects to provide proper care and maintenance 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 353. 265 

for such child ; or if such person has been convicted of being 
a common night walker or a lewd, wanton and lascivious 
person, and neglects to provide proper care and mainte- 
nance for such child. A giving up in writing of a child, for 
the purpose of adoption, to an incorporated charitable 
institution or the department of public welfare shall operate 
as a consent to any adoption subsequently approved by 
such institution or said department. Notice of the petition Notice 
shall be given to the department of public welfare, if the ofpefition. 
child is supported by a town or by the commonwealth, and 
if the child is supported by a town, notice shall also be given 
to the board of public welfare thereof, and in Boston said 
notice shall be given both to the overseers of the public 
welfare in the city of Boston and to the institutions de- 
partment. Approved May 21, 1952. 

An Act relative to reimbursement by the common- nhnj) qkq 

WEALTH TO COMBINATIONS OF CITIES AND TOWNS AND ^' 

WELFARE DISTRICTS SO CALLED. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend Emergency 
to defeat its purpose, which is to make immediately effective ^'^''''™ 
certain changes in the law relating to reimbursement by 
the commonwealth in certain welfare cases, 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 44 of chapter 117 of the General EdViTv'^s 
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the words "eight- etc!, ameAded*' 
een A", in line 9, as appearing in chapter 476 of the acts of 
1938, the words : — , one hundred and eighteen D. 

Section 2. Said chapter 117 is hereby further amended g. l. (Ter. 
by striking out section 45, as amended by section 2 of chap- ^tt!'amlAded^' 
ter 293 of the acts of 1950, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section : — Section 1^5. Each public welfare dis- Reimbursement 
trict established under section forty-four shall certify to the weaTtrSf""" 
commissioner of public welfare the amounts paid for the pxpense.-^ of 
necessary expenses of administration. One third of the tion."^^ ^^" 
amounts allowed by said commissioner for such expenses of 
administration shall be reimbursed by the commonwealth 
to said district on or before the tenth day of March, June, 
September or December, whichever of such dates next 
follows such certification. The amount reimbursed under 
authority of this section may be expended by the district, 
without appropriation, for administration expenses of the 
district. 

Section 3. Section 2 of chapter 118B of the General ^j^ {7|^- 
Laws, as appearing in section 7 of chapter 793 of the acts §'2' etc., ' 
of 1950, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence ^•^''"'^'''^ 
and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — 
Except as provided in sections three to seven, inclusive, the Employment 
board of public welfare of every city or town, for the purpose °^ certain 



266 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 353. 



persons by 
boards of 
public 
welfare. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.l, 118B, 
§ 3, etc., 
amended. 



G. L. fTer. 
Ed.), USB, 
§ 5, etc., 
amended. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 118B, 
§ 6, eto., 
amended. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), IISB, 
§ 9, etc., 
amended. 



G. L. (Tor. 
Ed.), 118B, 
§ 10, etc., 
amended. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 118D, 
§ 20, etc., 
amended. 



Reimbursement 
by the com- 
monwealth, 
etc. 



Effective 
date. 



of carrying out the provisions of chapters one hundred and 
eighteen, one hundred and eighteen A and one hundred and 
eighteen D, relative to aid to dependent children, old age 
assistance and assistance to persons who are disabled, shall 
employ an agent or administrator and such other persons 
as may be required. 

Section 4. Section 3 of said chapter 118B, as so ap- 
pearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"children", in hne 7, the words: — , assistance to persons 
who are disabled. 

Section 5. Section 5 of said chapter 118B, as so ap- 
pearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"assistance", in line 23, the words: — , assistance to persons 
who are disabled. 

Section 6. Section 6 of said chapter 118B, as so ap- 
pearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 6 and 7, 
the words "and one hundred and eighteen A" and inserting 
in place thereof the words : — , one hundred and eighteen A 
and one hundred and eighteen D. 

Section 7. Section 9 of said chapter 118B, as so ap- 
pearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 3 and 4, 
the words "and one hundred and eighteen A" and inserting 
in place thereof the words : — , one hundred and eighteen A 
and one hundred and eighteen D, — and by inserting after 
the word "assistance", in line 21, the words: — , assistance 
to persons who are disabled. 

Section 8. Section 10 of said chapter 118B, as so ap- 
pearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in hne 9, the 
words "or one hundred and eighteen A" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — , one hundred and eighteen A 
or one hundred and eighteen D. 

Section 9. Section 20 of chapter 118D of the General 
Laws, as appearing in section 2 of chapter 741 of the acts 
of 1951, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence 
and inserting in place thereof the following sentence : — 
In addition to the amount of federal reimbursement paid 
to the town under section nineteen, the town shall also be 
reimbursed by the commonwealth in an additional amount 
which, together with the federal reimbursement, shall 
amount to seventy-five per cent of the assistance expendi- 
tures which have been lawfully incurred under this chapter 
and of the expenses of administering this chapter; except 
that expenses of administering this chapter shall be available 
to welfare districts estabhshed under chapter one hundred 
and seventeen and cities and towns which have entered 
into combinations under chapter one hundred and eighteen B 
only as provided in said chapters one hundred and seventeen 
and one hundred and eighteen B. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect as of April first, 
nineteen hundred and fifty- two. Approved May 23, 1952. 



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An Act providing for the construction, maintenance, QJidjy 354 

REPAIR AND OPERATION OF A SELF-LIQUIDATING EXPRESS 
HIGHWAY FROM A POINT IN THE VICINITY OF THE CITY OF 
BOSTON TO A POINT AT OR NEAR THE NEW YORK STATE 
line; CREATING THE MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE AUTHOR- 
ITY AND DEFINUJIG ITS POWERS AND DUTIES; AND PROVID- 
ING FOR THE FINANCU^G OF SUCH EXPRESS HIGHWAY. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would un- 
necessarily delay the construction of the much needed ex- 
press highway provided for herein and thereby delay the 
removal of many of the present handicaps and hazards on 
the congested highways in the commonwealth, therefore this 
act is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for 
the immediate preservation of the public safety and con- 
venience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Massachusetts Turnpike. — The Massachu- 
setts Turnpike Authority (hereinafter created) is hereby 
authorized and empowered, subject to the provisions of this 
act, to construct, maintain, repair and operate at such loca- 
tion as may be approved by the state department of public 
works a toll express highway, to be known as the "Massa- 
chusetts Turnpike", from a point in the vicinity of the city 
of Boston to a point at or near the boundary line between 
the Commonwealth and the State of New York or such part 
or parts thereof as it may determine, and to issue turnpike 
revenue bonds of the Authority, payable solely from reve- 
nues, to finance such turnpike. 

Section 2. Credit of Commonwealth not Pledged. — Turn- 
pike revenue bonds issued under the provisions of this act 
shall not constitute a debt of the commonwealth or of any 
political subdivision thereof or a pledge of the faith and credit 
of the commonwealth or of any such political subdivision, 
but such bonds shall be payable solely from the funds herein 
provided therefor from revenues. All such turnpike revenue 
bonds shall contain on the face thereof a statement to the 
effect that neither the commonwealth nor the Authority 
shall pay the same or the interest thereon except from rev- 
enues of the turnpike and that neither the faith and credit 
nor the taxing power of the commonwealth or of any political 
subdivision thereof is pledged to the payment of the principal 
of or the interest on such bonds. 

All expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of 
this act shall be payable solely from funds provided under 
the authority of this act and no liability or obligation shall 
be incurred by the Authority hereunder beyond the extent 
to which moneys shall have been provided under the pro- 
visions of this act. 

Section 3. Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. — There 
is hereby created and placed in the state department of 
public works a body politic and corporate to be known as 



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the "Massachusetts Turnpike Authority", which shall not 
be subject to the supervision and regulation of the depart- 
ment of public works or of any other department, conmiis- 
sion, board, bureau or agency of the commonwealth except 
to the extent and in the manner provided in this act. The 
Authority is hereby constituted a pubUc instrumentality, 
and the exercise by the Authority of the powers conferred 
by this act in the construction, operation and maintenance 
of the turnpike shall be deemed and held to be the per- 
formance of an essential governmental function. 

The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority shall consist of 
three members, to be appointed by the governor, by and 
with the advice and consent of the council, who shall be 
residents of the commonwealth, not more than two of whom 
shall be of the same pohtical party. The members of the 
Authority first appointed shall continue in office for terms 
expiring on July first, nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, 
July first, nineteen hundred and fifty-nine and July first, 
nineteen hundred and sixty, respectively, the term of each 
such member to be designated by the governor, and until 
their respective successors shall be duly appointed and 
quaUfied. The governor shall designate one of the members 
as chairman who shall serve as such during his term of 
office. Upon the expiration of the term of office of such 
chairman, the governor shall appoint one of the members 
as his successor as chairman. The successor of each member 
shall be appointed for a term of eight years, except that 
any person appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve only for 
the unexpired term. Any member of the Authority shall be 
ehgible for reappointment. Each member of the Authority 
before entering upon his duties shall take an oath before the 
governor to administer the duties of his office faithfully and 
impartially, and a record of such oaths shall be filed in the 
office of the secretary of the commonwealth. 

The Authority shall elect one of the members as vice 
chairman thereof and shall also elect a secretary-treasurer 
who need not be a member of the Authority. Two members 
of the Authority shall constitute a quorum and the afiirma- 
tive vote of two members shall be necessary for any action 
taken by the Authority. No vacancy in the membership of 
the Authority shall impair the right of a quorum to exercise 
all the rights and perform all the duties of the Authority. 

Before the issuance of any turnpike revenue bonds under 
the provisions of this act, each member of the Authority 
shall execute a surety bond in the penal sum of twenty-five 
thousand dollars, and the secretary-treasurer shall execute 
a surety bond in the penal sum of fifty thousand dollars, 
each such surety bond to be conditioned upon the faithful 
performance of the duties of his office, to be executed by a 
surety company authorized to transact business in the com- 
monwealth as surety and to be approved by the attorney 
general and filed in the ofiice of the secretary of the common- 
wealth. The chairman of the Authority shall receive an 



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annual salary of twelve thousand dollars and the other 
members shall each receive an annual salary of ten thousand 
dollars. Each member shall be reimbursed for his actual 
expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of his 
duties. All expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions 
of this act shall be paid solely from funds provided under 
the authority of this act and no liability or obligation shall 
be incurred by the Authority hereunder beyond the extent 
to which moneys shall have been provided under the au- 
thority of this act. 

Section 4. Definitions. — As used in this act, the follow- 
ing words and terms shall have the following meanings, unless 
the context shall indicate another or different meaning or 
intent : — 

(a) The word "Authority" shall mean the Massachusetts 
Turnpike Authority, created by section three of this act, or, 
if said Authority shall be abolished, the board, body or 
commission succeeding to the principal functions thereof or 
to whom the powers given by this act to the Authority shall 
be given by law. 

(6) The word "turnpike" shall mean the express toll high- 
way or such part or parts thereof as may be constructed 
under the provisions of this act, together with and including 
all bridges, tunnels, overpasses, underpasses, interchanges, 
entrance plazas, approaches, connecting highways, service 
stations, restaurants and administration, storage and other 
buildings and facilities which the Authority may deem neces- 
sary for the operation of the turnpike, together with all 
property, rights, easements and interests which may be ac- 
quired by the Authority for the construction or the opera- 
tion of the turnpike. 

(c) The term "cost of the turnpike" shall embrace the 
cost of construction, the cost of the acquisition of all land, 
rights-of-way, property, rights, easements and interests ac- 
quired by the Authority for such construction, the cost of 
demolishing or removing any buildings or structures on land 
so acquired, including the cost of acquiring any lands to 
which such buildings or structures may be moved, the cost 
of all machinery and equipment, financing charges, interest 
prior to and during construction, and, if deemed advisable 
by the Authority, for one year after completion of construc- 
tion, cost of traffic estimates and of engineering and legal 
expenses, plans, specifications, surveys, estimates of cost 
and of revenues, other expenses necessary or incident to de- 
termining the feasibility or practicability of constructing the 
turnpike, administrative expenses, and such other expenses 
as may be necessary or incident to the construction of the 
turnpike, the financing of such construction and the placing 
of the turnpike in operation. Any obligation or expense 
hereafter incurred by the state department of public works 
with the approval of the Authority for traffic surveys, bor- 
ings, preparation of plans and specifications, and other en- 
gineering services in connection with the construction of the 



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turnpike shall be regarded as a part of the cost of the turn- 
pike and shall be reimbursed to the commonwealth to the 
credit of the Highway Fund. 

Section 5. General Grant of Powers. — The Authority is 
hereby authorized and empowered — 

(a) To adopt by-laws for the regulation of its affairs and 
the conduct of its business; 

(b) To adopt an official seal and alter the same at pleasure ; 

(c) To maintain an office or offices at such place or places 
within the commonwealth as it may determine; 

(d) To sue and be sued in its own name, plead and be 
impleaded; 

(e) To construct, reconstruct, maintain, repair and op- 
erate the turnpike or any part or parts thereof as it may 
determine ; 

(/) To acquire sites abutting on the turnpike and to con- 
struct or contract for the construction of buildings and ap- 
purtenances for gasoline stations, restaurants and other serv- 
ices and to lease the same for the above purposes in such 
manner and under such terms as it may determine ; 

(g) To issue turnpike revenue bonds of the Authority for 
any of its corporate purposes, payable solely from the tolls 
and revenues pledged for their payment, and to refund its 
bonds, all as provided in this act; 

(h) To fix and revise from time to time and charge and 
collect tolls for transit over the turnpike ; 

(?) To establish rules and regulations for the use of the 
turnpike ; 

(j) To acquire, hold and dispose of real and personal prop- 
erty in the exercise of its powers and the performance of its 
duties under this act; 

(k) To acquire in the name of the Authority by purchase 
or otherwise, on such terms and conditions and in such man- 
ner as it may deem proper, or by the exercise of the power of 
eminent domain in accordance with the provisions of chap- 
ter seventy-nine of the General Laws or any alternative 
method now or hereafter provided by general law, in so far 
as such provisions may be applicable, such public lands, 
parks, playgi'ounds, reservations, cemeteries, highways or 
parkways, or parts thereof or rights therein, and any fee 
simple absolute or any lesser interest in such private property 
as it may deem necessary for carrying out the provisions of 
this act, including any fee simple absolute in, easements 
upon, or the benefit of restrictions upon, abutting property 
to preserve and protect the turnpike; provided, however, 
that whenever a parcel of private property so taken is used 
in whole or part for residential purposes, the owner or owners 
of said parcel may, within thirty days of the date of the 
Authority's notice to vacate such parcel, appeal to the Au- 
thority for a postponement of the date set for vacating, 
whereupon the Authority shall grant to the o\\Tier or owners 
of the property a postponement of three months from the 
date of such appeal; provided, however, that the appeal for 



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such postponement shall be in the form of a written request 
to the Authority sent by registered mail, return receipt re- 
quested; and provided, further, that the Authority shall 
give security to the state treasurer, in such amount and in 
such form as may be determined by the state department of 
public works, for the payment of such damages as may be 
awarded in accordance with law for such taking, and that 
the provisions of section forty of said chapter seventy-nine, 
in so far as the same may be applicable, shall govern the 
rights of the Authority and of any person whose property 
shall be so taken; 

(I) To designate the locations, and establish, limit and 
control such points of ingress to and egress from the turn- 
pike as may be necessary or desirable in the judgment of the 
Authority to insure the proper operation and maintenance 
of the turnpike, and to prohibit entrance to the turnpike 
from any point or points not so designated; 

(m) To make and enter into all contracts and agreements 
necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties and 
the execution of its powers under this act; 

(n) To employ consulting engineers, attorneys, account- 
ants, construction and financial experts, superintendents, 
managers, and such other employees and agents as may be 
necessary in its judgment, and to fix their compensation; 

(o) To receive and accept from any federal agency grants 
for or in aid of the construction of the turnpike, and to re- 
ceive and accept aid or contributions from any source of 
either money, property, labor or other things of value, to 
be held, used and applied only for the purposes for which 
such grants and contributions may be made ; and 

(p) To do all acts and things necessary or convenient to 
carry out the powers expressly granted in this act. 

Section 6. State Highways. — The Authority may, with 
the approval of the state department of public works, in- 
corporate in the turnpike any existing state highway or part 
thereof or any partially completed state highway or any 
bridge which it may deem necessary for a proper alignment 
of the turnpike, and the actual cost thereof shall be reim- 
bursed to the commonwealth to the credit of the Highway 
Fund from the proceeds of its turnpike revenue bonds. 

Section 7. Incidental Powers. — The Authority shall 
have power to construct grade separations at intersections of 
the turnpike with public highways and to change and adjust 
the lines and grades of such highways so as to accommodate 
the same to the design of such grade separation. The cost of 
such grade separations and any damage incurred in changing 
and adjusting the lines and grades of such highways shall 
be ascertained and paid by the Authority as a part of the 
cost of the turnpike. 

If the Authority shall find it necessary to change the loca- 
tion of any portion of any public highway, it shall recon- 
struct the same at such location as the Authority shall deem 
most favorable, with the approval of the state department of 



272 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 354. 

public works, and of substantially the same type and in as 
good condition as the original highway. The cost of such 
reconstruction and any damage incurred in changing the 
location of any such highway shall be ascertained and paid 
by the Authority as a part of the cost of the turnpike. 

Any public highway affected by the construction of the 
turnpike may be vacated or relocated by the Authority in 
the manner now provided by law for the vacation or reloca- 
tion of public roads and any damages awarded on account 
thereof shall be paid by the Authority as a part of the cost 
of the turnpike. 

In addition to the foregoing powers the Authority and its 
authorized agents and employees may enter upon any lands, 
waters and premises in the commonwealth for the purpose 
of making surveys, soundings, drillings and examinations as 
they may deem necessary or convenient for the purposes of 
this act, and such entry shall not be deemed a trespass, nor 
shall an entry for such purposes be deemed an entry under 
any condemnation proceedings which may be then pending. 
The Authority shall make reimbursement for any actual 
damage resulting to such lands, waters and premises as a 
result of such activities. 

The Authority shall also have power to make reasonable 
regulations including the authority to grant easements for 
the installation, construction, maintenance, repair, renewal, 
relocation and removal of tracks, pipes, pipelines, mains, 
conduits, cables, wires, towers, poles and other equipment 
and appliances of any pubUc utility, or of any corporation or 
person owning or operating pipelines in, on, along, over or 
under the turnpike. Whenever the Authority shall deter- 
mine that it is necessary that any such facilities which now 
are, or hereafter may be located in, on, along, over or under 
the turnpike should be relocated in the turnpike, or should 
be removed from the turnpike, the public utility, corporation 
or person owning or operating such faciUties shall relocate or 
remove the same in accordance with the order of the Author- 
ity. In case of any such relocation or removal of facilities, 
the public utility, corporation or person owning or operating 
the same, its successors or assigns, may maintain and oper- 
ate such facilities, with the necessary appurtenances, in the 
new location or new locations, for as long a period, and upon 
the same terms and conditions, as it had the right to main- 
tain and operate such facilities in their former location or lo- 
cations. 

The commonwealth hereby consents to the use of all lands 
owned by it, including lands lying under water, which are 
deemed by the Authority to be necessary for the construction • 
or operation of the turnpike. 

The Authority may sell the buildings or other structures 
upon any lands taken by it, or may remove the same, and 
shall sell, if a sale be practicable, or if not, shall lease, if a 
lease be practicable, any lands or rights or interest in lands or 
other property taken or purchased for the purposes of this 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 354. 273 

act, whenever the same shall, in the opinion of the Authority, 
cease to be needed for such purpose. The proceeds of any- 
such sale or lease shall be applied toward the cost of the 
turnpike or deposited to the credit of the sinking fund for 
the turnpike revenue bonds issued under the provisions of 
this act. 

The Authority may place and maintain or may grant per- 
mission by easement or otherwise to any corporation or per- 
son to place and maintain on or under or within the turnpike 
ducts, pipes, pipelines, wires or other structures, to be so 
located as not to interfere with the safe and convenient op- 
eration and maintenance of the turnpike, and may contract 
with any such person or corporation for such permission on 
such terms and conditions as may be fixed by the Authority. 
The construction, maintenance and repairs of any such ducts, 
pipes, pipelines, wires or other structures shall be subject to 
such directions and regulations as the Authority may impose. 

Section 8. Turnpike Revenue Bonds. — The Authority 
is hereby authorized to provide by resolution, at one time or 
from time to time, for the issuance of turnpike revenue bonds 
of the Authority for the purpose of paying all or any part of 
the cost of the turnpike or any part or parts thereof. The 
principal of and the interest on such bonds shall be payable 
solely from the funds herein provided for such payment. 
The bonds shall be dated, shall bear interest at such rate or 
rates, not exceeding five per centum per annum, shall mature 
at such time or times not exceeding forty years from their 
date or dates, all as may be determined by the Authority, 
and may be made redeemable before maturity, at the option 
of the Authority, at such price or prices and under such 
terms and conditions as may be fixed by the Authority prior 
to the issuance of the bonds. The Authority shall determine 
the form of the bonds, including any interest coupons to be 
attached thereto, and shall fix the denomination or denomina- 
tions of the bonds and the place or places of payment of 
principal and interest, which may be at any bank or trust 
company within or without the commonwealth. The bonds 
shall be signed by the chairman of the Authority or shall 
bear his facsimile signature, and shall bear a facsimile of the 
official seal of the Authority, attested by the secretary- 
treasurer of the Authority, and any coupons attached thereto 
shall bear the facsimile signature of the chairman of the 
Authority. In case any officer whose signature or a facsimile 
of whose signature shall appear on any bonds or coupons 
shall cease to be such officer before the delivery of such bonds, 
such signature or such facsimile shall nevertheless be valid 
and sufficient for all purposes the same as if he had remained 
in office until such delivery. All bonds issued under the pro- 
visions of this act shall have and are hereby declared to have 
all the quaUties and incidents of negotiable instruments 
under the negotiable instruments law of the commonwealth. 
The bonds may be issued in coupon or in registered form, or 
both, as the Authority may determine, and provision may 



274 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 354. 

be made for the registration of any coupon bonds as to prin- 
cipal alone and also as to both principal and interest, for the 
reconversion into coupon bonds of any bonds registered as 
to both principal and interest, and for the interchange of 
registered and coupon bonds. The Authority may sell such 
bonds in such manner, either at public or at private sale, and 
for such price, as it may determine to be for the best interests 
of the Authority, but no such sale shall be made at a price so 
low as to require the payment of interest on the money re- 
ceived therefor at more than five per centum per annum, 
computed with relation to the absolute maturity of the bonds 
in accordance with standard tables of bond values, excluding, 
however, from such computation the amount of any premium 
to be paid on redemption of any bonds prior to maturity. 

The proceeds of the bonds shall be used solely for the pay- 
ment of the cost of the turnpike, and shall be disbursed in 
such manner and under such restrictions, if any, as the Au- 
thority may provide in the resolution authorizing the issu- 
ance of such bonds or in the trust agreement hereinafter 
mentioned securing the same. If the proceeds of the bonds 
initially issued, by error of estimates or otherwise, shall be 
less than such cost, additional bonds may in like manner be 
issued to provide the amount of such deficit, and, unless 
otherwise provided in the resolution authorizing the issuance 
of such bonds or in the trust agreement securing the same 
shall be deemed to be of the same issue and shall be entitled 
to payment from the same fund without preference or 
priority of the bonds first issued. If the proceeds of the 
bonds shall exceed such cost, the surplus shall be deposited 
to the credit of the sinking fund for such bonds. 

Prior to the preparation of definitive bonds, the Authority 
may, under like restrictions, issue interim receipts or tempo- 
rary bonds, with or without coupons, exchangeable for 
definitive bonds when such bonds shall have been executed 
and are available for deUvery. The Authority may also pro- 
vide for the replacement of any bonds which shall become 
mutilated or shall be destroyed or lost. Bonds may be 
issued under the provisions of this act without obtaining the 
consent of any department, division, commission, board, 
bureau or agency of the commonwealth, and without any 
other proceedings or the happening of any other conditions or 
things than those proceedings, conditions or things which 
are specifically required by this act. 

Section 9. Trust Agreement. — In the discretion of the 
Authority the bonds issued under the provisions of this act 
may be secured by a trust agreement by and between the 
Authority and a corporate trustee, which may be any trust 
company or bank having the powers of a trust company 
within or without the conmion wealth. Such trust agreement 
or the resolution providing for the issuance of such bonds may 
pledge or assign the tolls and other revenues to be received, 
but shall not convey or mortgage the turnpike or any part 
thereof. Such trust agreement or resolution providing for 



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the issuance of such bonds may contain such provisions for 
protecting and enforcing the rights and remedies of the bond- 
holders as may be reasonable and proper and not in viola- 
tion of law, including covenants setting forth the duties of 
the Authority in relation to the acquisition of property and 
the construction, improvement, maintenance, repair, opera- 
tion and insurance of the turnpike, the rates of toll to be 
charged, and the custody, safeguarding and application of 
all moneys. It shall be lawful for any bank or trust company 
incorporated under the laws of the commonwealth which may 
act as depositary of the proceeds of bonds or of revenues to 
furnish such indemnifying bonds or to pledge such securities 
as may be required by the Authority. Such trust agreement 
may set forth the rights and remedies of the bondholders and 
oi the trustee, and may restrict the individual right of action 
by bdndholders. In addition to the foregoing, such trust 
agreement or resolution may contain such other provisions 
as the Authority may deem reasonable and proper for the 
security of the bondholders. All expenses incurred in carry- 
ing out the provisions of such trust agreement or resolution 
may be treated as a part of the cost of the operation of the 
turnpike. 

Section 10. Revenues. — The Authority is hereby au- 
thorized to fix, revise, charge and collect tolls for the use of 
the turnpike and the different parts or sections thereof, and 
to contract with any person, partnership, association or cor- 
poration desiring the use of any part thereof, including the 
right-of-way adjoining the paved portion, for placing thereon 
telephone, telegraph, electric light or power lines, gas sta- 
tions, garages and restaurants, or for any other purpose 
except for tracks for railroad or railway use, and to fix the 
terms, conditions, rents and rates of charges for such use. 
Such tolls shall be so fixed and adjusted in respect of the 
aggregate of tolls from the turnpike as to provide a fund 
sufficient with other revenues, if any, to pay (a) the cost of 
maintaining, repairing and operating the turnpike and (6) 
the principal of and the interest on such bonds as the same 
shall become due and payable, and to create reserves for 
such purposes. Such tolls shall not.be subject to supervi- 
sion or regulation by any department, division, commission, 
board, bureau or agency of the commonwealth or any po- 
litical subdivision thereof. The tolls and all other revenues 
derived from the turnpike, except such part thereof as may 
be necessary to pay such cost of maintenance, repair and 
operation and to provide such reserves therefor as may be 
provided for in the resolution authorizing the issuance of 
such bonds or in the trust agreement securing the same, 
shall be set aside at such regular intervals as may be pro- 
vided in such resolution or such trust agreement in a sinking 
fund which is hereby pledged to, and charged with, the pay- 
ment of the principal of and the interest on such bonds as 
the same shall become due, and the redemption price or the 
purchase price of bonds retired by call or purchase as therein 



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provided. Such pledge shall be valid and binding from the 
time when the pledge is made; the tolls or other revenues 
or other moneys so pledged and thereafter received by the 
Authority shall immediately be subject to the lien of such 
pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act, 
and the lien of any such pledge shall be valid and binding 
as against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, con- 
tract or otherwise against the Authority, irrespective of 
whether such parties have notice thereof. Neither the reso- 
lution nor any trust agreement by which a pledge is created 
need be filed or recorded except in the records of the Author- 
ity. The use and disposition of moneys to the credit of such 
sinking fund shall be subject to the provisions of the resolu- 
tions authorizing the issuance of such bonds or of such trust 
agreement. Except as may otherwise be provided in such 
resolution or such trust agreement, such sinking fund shall 
be a fund for all such bonds without distinction or priority 
of one over another. 

Section 11. Trust Funds. — All moneys received pursu- 
ant to the authority of this act, whether as proceeds from 
the sale of bonds or as revenues, shall be deemed to be trust 
funds to be held and applied solely as provided in this act. 
The resolution authorizing the bonds or the trust agreement 
securing such bonds shall provide that any officer with whom, 
or any bank or trust company with which, such moneys shall 
be deposited shall act as trustee of such moneys and shall 
hold and apply the same for the purposes hereof, subject to 
such regulations as this act and such resolution or trust 
agreement may provide. 

Section 12. Remedies. — Any holder of bonds issued 
under the provisions of this act or any of the coupons apper- 
taining thereto, and the trustee under any trust agreement, 
except to the extent the rights herein given may be restricted 
by such trust agreement, may, either at law or in equity, 
by suit, action, mandamus or other proceeding, protect and 
enforce any and all rights under the laws of the common- 
wealth or granted hereunder or under such trust agreement 
or resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds, and 
may enforce and compel the performance of all duties re- 
quired by this act or by such trust agreement or resolution 
to be performed by the Authority or by any officer thereof, 
including the fixing, charging and collecting of tolls. 

Section 13. Exemption from Taxation. — The exercise 
of the powers granted by this act will be in all respects for 
the benefit of the people of the commonwealth, for the 
increase of their commerce and prosperity, and for the 
improvement of their health and living conditions, and as 
the operation and maintenance of the turnpike by the Au- 
thority will constitute the performance of essential govern- 
mental functions, the Authority shall not be required to pay 
any taxes or assessments upon the turnpike or any property 
acquired or used by the Authority under the provisions of 
this act or upon the income therefrom, and the bonds issued 



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under the provisions of this act, their transfer and the income 
therefrom (including any profit made on the sale thereof), 
shall at all times be free from taxation within the common- 
wealth. 

Section 14. Bonds Eligible for Investment. — Bonds 
issued by the Authority under the provisions of this act 
are hereby made securities in which all public officers and 
public bodies of the commonwealth and its political sub- 
divisions, all insurance companies, trust companies in their 
commercial departments and within the limits set by section 
forty of chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the General 
Laws, banking associations, investment companies, execu- 
tors, trustees and other fiduciaries, and all other persons 
whatsoever who are now or may hereafter be authorized 
to invest in bonds or other obligations of a similar nature 
may properly and legally invest funds, including capital 
in their control or belonging to them, and such bonds are 
hereby made obligations which may properly and legally 
be made eligible for the investment of savings deposits and 
the income thereof in the manner provided by clause 15 (c) of 
section fifty-four of chapter one hundred and sixty-eight of 
the General Laws. Such bonds are hereby made securities 
which may properly and legally be deposited with and re- 
ceived by any state or municipal oflRicer or any agency or 
political subdivision of the commonwealth for any purpose 
for which the deposit of bonds or other obligations of the 
commonwealth is now or may hereafter be authorized by 
law. 

Section 15. Miscellaneous. — The turnpike when con- 
structed and open to traffic shall be maintained and kept in 
good condition and repair by the Authority. The turnpike 
shall also be policed and operated by such force of police, 
toll-takers and other operating employees as the Authority 
may in its discretion employ. 

All private property damaged or destroyed in carrying out 
the powers granted by this act shall be restored or repaired 
and placed in its original condition as nearly as practicable, 
or adequate compensation made therefor, out of funds pro- 
vided under the authority of this act. 

All counties, cities, towns and other pohtical subdivisions 
and all public agencies and commissions of the common- 
wealth, notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, are 
hereby authorized and empowered to lease, lend, grant or 
convey to the Authority at its request upon such terms and 
conditions as the proper authorities of such counties, cities, 
towns, political subdivisions, agencies or commissions of the 
commonwealth may deem reasonable and fair and without 
the necessity for any advertisement, order of court or other 
action or formality, other than the regular and formal action 
of the authorities concerned, any real property which may be 
necessary or convenient to the effectuation of the authorized 
purposes of the Authority, including public roads and other 
real property already devoted to public use. 



278 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 354. 

Until the turnpike shall have become a part of the state 
highway system under the provisions of section seventeen of 
this act, the Authority shall be liable to any person sustaining 
bodily injury or damage in his property by reason of a de- 
fect or want of repair therein or thereupon to the same extent 
as though the turnpike were a way within the meaning of 
sections fifteen, eighteen and nineteen of chapter eighty-four 
of the General Laws, and shall be hable for the death of any 
person caused by such defect or want of repair to the same 
extent as is provided in chapter two hundred and twenty- 
nine of the General Laws. Any notice of such injury, damage 
or death required by law shall be given to any member of 
the Authority or to the secretary-treasurer. 

Any person damaged in his property by the exercise of 
any of the powers granted by this act may recover his dam- 
ages from the Authority under chapter seventy-nine of the 
General Laws. 

On or before the thirtieth day of January in each year the 
Authority shall make an annual report of its activities for 
the preceding calendar year to the governor and to the gen- 
eral court. Each such report shall set forth a complete oper- 
ating and financial statement covering its operations during 
the year. The Authority shall cause an audit of its books 
and accounts to be made at least once in each year by certi- 
fied public accountants, and the cost thereof may be treated 
as a part of the cost of construction or operation of the turn- 
pike. Such audits shall be deemed to be public records 
within the meaning of chapter sixty-six of the General Laws. 

Section 16. Turnpike Revenue Refunding Bonds. — The 
Authority is hereby authorized to provide by resolution for 
the issuance of turnpike revenue refunding bonds of the 
Authority for the purpose of refunding any bonds then out- 
standing which shall have been issued under the provisions 
of this act, including the payment of any redemption premium 
thereon and any interest accrued or to accrue to the date of 
redemption of such bonds, and, if deemed advisable by the 
Authority, for the additional purpose of constructing any 
additional portion or portions of the turnpike or improve- 
ments, extensions, or enlargements thereof. The issuance of 
such bonds, the maturities and other details thereof, the 
rights of the holders thereof, and the rights, duties and ob- 
ligations of the Authority in respect of the same, shall be 
governed by the provisions of this act in so far as the same 
may be applicable. The issuance of turnpike revenue bonds 
or turnpike revenue refunding bonds under the provisions of 
this act need not comply with the requirements of any other 
law applicable to the issuance of bonds. 

Section 17. Transfer to Commonwealth. — When all bonds 
issued under the provisions of this act and the interest thereon 
shall have been paid or a suflBcient amount for the payment 
of all such bonds and the interest thereon to the maturity 
thereof shall have been set aside in trust for the benefit of 
the bondholders, the turnpike, if then in good condition and 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 354. 279 

repair to the satisfaction of the state department of public 
works, shall become part of the state highway system and 
shall thereafter be maintained and operated by said depart- 
ment free of tolls as may be provided by law, and thereupon 
the Authority shall be dissolved and all funds of the Au- 
thority not required for the payment of the bonds and of the 
interest thereon shall be paid into the treasury of the com- 
monwealth for the credit of the Highway Fund and all ma- 
chinery, equipment, and other property belonging to the 
Authority shall be vested in the commonwealth and delivered 
to the state department of public works. 

Section 18. Preliminary Expenses. — To provide for the 
preliminary expenses of the Authority in carrying out the 
provisions of this act the sum of five hundred thousand dol- 
lars is hereby appropriated from the Highway Fund, which 
sum shall be paid to the Authority and, simultaneously with 
the delivery of the bonds, the sum so paid shall be reimbursed 
by the Authority to the commonwealth for the credit of the 
Highway Fund out of the proceeds of any bonds which may 
be issued by the Authority under the provisions of this act. 

The Authority is hereby authorized and directed to make 
such surveys and studies of the turnpike as may be necessary 
to effect the financing authorized by this act at the earliest 
practicable time, and for this purpose to employ such con- 
sulting engineers, traffic engineers, legal and financial experts 
and such other employees and agents as it may deem neces- 
sary. To effect the purposes of this act the state department 
of public works shall make available to the Authority all 
data in the possession of the department which may be useful 
to the Authority in making such surveys and studies and 
the department may furnish such assistance in making in- 
vestigations and in preparing designs for the turnpike project 
as may be agreed upon between the department and the 
Authority, the cost of such surveys and expenses incurred 
by the department to be paid by the Authority. 

Section 19. Act Liberally Construed. — This act, being 
necessary for the welfare of the commonwealth and its in- 
habitants, shall be liberally construed to effect the purposes 
thereof. 

Section 20. Constitutional Construction. — The provi- 
sions of this act are severable, and if any of its provisions 
shall be held unconstitutional by any court of competent 
jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect or 
impair any of the remaining provisions. 

Section 21. Inconsistent Laws Inapplicable. — All other 
general or special laws, or parts thereof, inconsistent here- 
with are hereby declared to be inapplicable to the provisions 
of this act. Approved May 23, 1952. 



280 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 355, 356, 357. 



Chap.S55 An Act relative to the transfer of certificates, li- 
censes AND PERMITS ISSUED TO CERTAIN COMMON CAR- 



RIERS. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.). 159A, 
§ 7A, etc., 
amended. 

Transfer of 
certificates 
of public 
convenienc, 
etc. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, which is to make its provisions effective 
forthwith, 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 7 A of chapter 159 A of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the first sentence, as appearing in 
chapter 449 of the acts of 1949, and inserting in place thereof 
the following sentence : — Any certificate of public conven- 
ience and necessity granted by the department pursuant to 
section seven and chapter three hundred and seventy-eight 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-seven and any 
hcense or permit granted pursuant to sections one, three and 
eleven A, may be assigned and transferred in whole or in 
part, with the approval and consent of the department, after 
a public hearing, at which hearing it shall be established to 
the satisfaction of the department that the proposed transfer 
and assignment are consistent with the public interest, pro- 
vided, however, that no certificate, license or permit shall be 
transferred except in connection with the bona fide sale to 
the transferee of the business of the transferor theretofore 
conducted in connection with the certificate, permit and li- 
cense or any part thereof sought to be transferred. 

Approved May 2S, 1952. 

Chap.SdQ An Act authorizing the city of salem to pay certain 

COMPENSATION TO THE WIDOW OF FRANCIS M. GRIFFIN, A 
FORMER MEMBER OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of promoting the public 
good, the city of Salem is hereby authorized to appropriate 
and pay to the widow of Francis M. Griffin, who died while 
a member of the present city council of said city, the balance 
of the salary to which he would have been entitled for the 
current term for which he was elected had he lived and con- 
tinued to serve in said council until the end of said term. 

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

Approved May 23, 1952. 

Chap. 357 An Act relative to the acquisition by the department 

OF conservation of land adjacent to the ASHLAND 
STATE PARK IN THE TOWN OF ASHLAND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 607 of the acts of 1951 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 3 and inserting in place 
thereof the following section : — Section 3. For the purposes 
of this act there may be expended from the amoimt appro- 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 358. 281 

priated in Item 4018-00 of section two of chapter eight hun- 
dred and twenty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty a sum not exceeding ten thousand, seven hundred and 
ten dollars. 

Section 1A. Said chapter 607 of the acts of 1951 is hereby 
further amended by inserting after section 3 the following 
section : — Section \. For the purposes of this act the time 
within which expenditures may be made from the unexpended 
balance of the amount appropriated in Item 4018-00 of sec- 
tion two of chapter eight hundred and twenty-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and fifty is hereby extended to and 
including June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty-three. 

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

Approved Maij 23, 1952. 

An Act to authorize children's aid association, inc., Chav-^^^ 

THE church home SOCIETY FOR THE CARE OF CHILDREN 
OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND JUDGE BAKER 
GUIDANCE CENTER TO FORM AN ALLIANCE FOR THE PUR- 
POSE OF ESTABLISHING, MAINTAINING AND OPERATING IN 
COMMON A CHILD CARE CENTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Children's Aid Association, Inc., The Church 
Home Society for the Care of Children of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church and Judge Baker Guidance Center, three 
charitable corporations organized and existing under the 
laws of Massachusetts, and such other charitable corpora- 
tions heretofore or hereafter organized under said laws as may 
be mutually agreed upon, in furtherance of their respective 
corporate purposes, are hereby authorized and empowered 
to form an alliance for and otherwise co-operate in estab- 
lishing, maintaining and operating a child care center, and 
to render mutual services and operate one or more buildings 
in common in connection with such child care center. 

Section 2. Said corporations are hereby authorized and 
empowered to enter into such mutual agreement or agree- 
ments, to take such other action, and to acquire and hold, 
either separately, jointly or as tenants in common, such real 
and personal property as they may respectively deem neces- 
sary or desirable for the accomplishment of the objects set 
forth in section one; provided, however, that none of said 
corporations shall exceed the limits imposed by law upon 
the amount of property which each may acquire and hold, 
and for the purpose of computing said limits each of said 
corporations shall, in the absence of an agreement between 
them to the contrary, be considered as holding an equal part 
of any property owned jointly or in common as aforesaid; 
and said corporations respectively are hereby further au- 
thorized and empowered to expend such of their funds, not 
restricted to other purposes, as they may respectively deem 
necessary or desirable to accomplish any of the objects set 
forth in this act. 



282 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 359, 360. 

Section 3. Any personal property from time to time 
held by said corporations as provided in this act, and any 
real property so held, in so far as such real property shall be 
occupied by any one or more of said corporations or their 
officers for the objects set forth in this act, shall be consid- 
ered for the purposes of taxation as property of the kind 
described in paragraph Third of section five of chapter fifty- 
nine of the General Laws irrespective of whether such prop- 
erty shall be so held separately, jointly or as tenants in 
common. 

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

Approved May 23, 1952. 

Chap.d59 An Act to permit cities to use certain currently 

AVAILABLE FUNDS TO REDUCE TAX RATES THEREIN FOR 
THE CURRENT YEAR. 

Emergency Wherctts, The deferred operation of this act would tend 

to defeat its purpose which cannot be accomplished unless 
it shall take effect upon its passage, therefore it is hereby 
declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immedi- 
ate preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

In cities in the calendar year of 1952 in determining the 
amount, of available funds which the assessors may be re- 
quired to deduct under the provisions of clauses (6) and (c) 
of section twenty-three of chapter fifty-nine of the General 
Laws, as most recently amended by section seven of chapter 
seven hundred and ninety-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-one, such funds shall constitute the amounts 
certified by the director of accounts as available on January 
first, nineteen hundred and fifty-two, in accordance with the 
further provisions of said section, together with the total of 
the real, personal or poll taxes of prior years collected be- 
tween said January first and the last day of the month pre- 
ceding the month in. which the tax rate is determined, but 
in no event later than April thirtieth, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-two. 

The auditor or similar accounting ofiicer in each city shall 
certify as soon as may be to the board of assessors the total 
real, personal or poll taxes of prior years collected from 
January first, nineteen hundred and fifty-two, up to and 
including April thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty-two. 

Approved May 23, 1952. 

Chap.S60 A.N Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

CERTAIN counties, FOR INTEREST AND DEBT REQUIRE- 
MENTS, FOR CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS, AND 
GRANTING A COUNTY TAX FOR SAID COUNTIES. 

pr'^ambi"^^ Wherctts, The deferred operation of this act would result 

in unnecessarily extending the period during which county 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 360. 



283 



expenditures would be made in anticipation of appropriation, 
therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, 
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public con- 
venience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following sums are hereby appropriated 
for the counties hereinafter specified for the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-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 ex- 
traordinary or unforeseen expenditures upon the request of 
the county commissioners and with the approval of the di- 
rector of accounts. 



Barnstable County. 

Item 

1. For interest on county debt .... $7,125 00 

2. For reduction of county debt .... 38,184 70 

3. For county commissioners, salaries and expenses . 15,725 00 

4. For transportation and expenses of county and 

acting commissioners . . . . . 1,000 00 

5. For clerk of courts, salaries and expenses . . 16,413 50 

6. For county treasurer, salaries and expenses . 13,880 00 

7. For sheriff, salary and expenses .... 8,935 00 

8. For registries of deeds and probate, salaries and 

expenses 94,454 22 

9. For law libraries, salaries and expenses . 1,910 00 
10. For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages ..... 121,583 64 

12. For criminal costs in superior court . . . 22,967 00 

13. For civil expenses in supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, including auditors, 

masters and referees ..... 16,050 00 

14. For district courts, salaries and expenses . . 49,652 75 

15. For medical examiners and commitments of insane 3,000 00 

16. For jails and houses of correction, maintenance and 

operation 110,130 00 

17. For training school ...... 500 00 

18. For court houses and registry buildings, mainte- 

nance and operation ..... 19,530 05 
20. For county aid to agriculture, maintenance and 

operation ....... 33,565 00 

22. For hospital or sanatorium .... 300,000 00 

23. For county health service ..... 25,366 55 

24. For non-contributory pensions .... 1,151 29 

25. For contributory retirement systems and super- 

visory expenses ...... 7,090 22 

26. For miscellaneous and contingent expenses . . 11,000 00 

27. For unpaid bills of previous years . . . 500 00 

28. For reserve fund . . . . . 10,000 00 

29. For advertising recreational advantages of the 

county 20,000 00 

30. For state fire patrol 3,600 00 

31. For maintenance forest fire apparatus . . 1,000 00 

32. For police training school and bureau of criminal 

identification 11,030 00 

33. For police radio station 25,800 00 

33a. For National Convention of County Officials in 

1953 125 00 



284 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 360. 



Item 

34a. For court house parking area .... $3,000 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 following 
sum to be expended, together with the cash bal- 
ance on hand and the receipts from other sources, 
for the above purposes $720,170 02 



Berkshire County. 

1. For interest on county debt 

3. For county commissioners, salaries and expenses 

4. For transportation and expenses of county and 

acting commissioners .... 

5. For clerk of courts, salaries and expenses 

6. For county treasurer, salaries and expenses 

7. For sheriff, salary and expenses 

8. For registries of deeds and probate, salaries and 

expenses" ...... 

9. For law libraries, salaries and expenses 

10. For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages .... 

11. For examination of dams .... 

12. For criminal costs in superior court . 

13. For civil expenses in supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, including auditors, 
masters and referees .... 

14. For district courts, salaries and expenses 

15. For medical examiners and commitments of insane 

16. For jails and houses of correction, maintenance 

and operation ..... 

17. For training school ..... 

18. For court houses and registry buildings, mainte 

nance and operation .... 
20. For county aid to agriculture, maintenance and 

operation ...... 

21a. For state reservation, maintenance and operation 

Mount Greylock ..... 
21b. For state reservation, maintenance and operation 

Mount Everett ..... 
22. For hospital or sanatorium 

25. For contributory retirement systems and super 

visory expenses ..... 

26. For miscellaneous and contingent expenses . 

27. For unpaid bills of previous years 

28. For reserve fund ..... 

29. For advertising recreational advantages of the 

county ..... 

30. For forest development in co-operation with the 

state ....... 

32. For Dutch elm disease .... 

33a. For National Convention of County Officials in 
1953 

34. For forest fire apparatus and six months' mainte- 
nance ........ 

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 man- 
ner provided by law, the following sum to be 
expended, together with the cash balance on 
hand and the receipts from other sources, for 
the above purposes ..... 



$1,165 77 

15,395 00 

700 00 

19,427 00 

9,865 00 

6,205 00 

63,853 00 

6,881 00 

151,355 00 

200 00 

20,465 00 



20,660 00 

98,157 00 

8,000 00 

87,771 17 
1,500 00 

42,082 00 

40,765 00 

27,370 00 

3,575 00 
67,288 89 

11,237 42 

2,300 00 

984 23 

6,000 00 

10,000 00 

1,891 25 
10,000 00 

175 00 

3,000 00 



$585,349 60 



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285 



Bristol County. 

Item 

1. For interest on county debt .... $9,750 00 

2. For reduction of county debt .... 25,000 00 

3. For county commissioners, salaries and expenses . 14,000 00 

4. For transportation and expenses of county and 

acting commissioners ..... 1,500 00 

5. For clerk of courts, salaries and expenses . . 51,910 00 

6. For county treasurer, salaries and expenses . 32,280 00 

7. For sheriff, salary and expenses .... 8,000 00 

8. For registries of deeds and probate, salaries and 

expenses 188,946 12 

9. For law libraries, salaries and expenses . 20,000 00 
10. For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages ..... 163,250 00 

12. For criminal costs in superior court . . . 90,000 00 

13. For civil expenses in supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, including auditors, 

masters and referees ..... 85,000 00 

14. For district courts, salaries and expenses . . 207,500 00 

15. For medical examiners and commitments of insane 27,000 00 

16. For jails and houses of correction, maintenance 

and operation 171,125 00 

17. For training school 5,000 00 

18. For court houses and registry buildings, mainte- 

nance and operation ..... 188,460 00 

19. For construction of county buildings and/or pur- 

chase of land (Agricultural School) . . . 1,000 00 

20. For agricultural school, maintenance and opera- 

tion 275,834 25 

24. For non-contributory pensions .... 11,515 00 

25. For contributory retirement systems and super- 

visory expenses ...... 25,662 63 

26. For miscellaneous and contingent expenses . . 10,000 00 

27. For unpaid bills of previous years . . . 2,500 00 

28. For reserve fund 10,000 00 

29. For county forest fire patrol .... 7,200 00 
33a. For National Convention of County Officials in 

1953 500 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 man- 
ner provided by law, the following sum to be 
expended, together with the cash balance on 
hand and the receipts from other sources, for 
the above purposes ..... $1,211,830 80 



Dukes County. 

1. For interest on county debt 

2. For reduction of county debt 

3. For county commissioners, salaries and expenses 

4. For transportation and expenses of county and 

acting commissioners .... 

5. For clerk of courts, salaries and expenses . 

6. For county treasurer, salaries and expenses 

7. For sheriff, salary and expenses . 

8. For registries of deeds and probate, salaries and 

expenses . . . . 

9. For law libraries, salaries and expenses 
10. For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages .... 

12. For criminal costs in superior court . 



$350 00 

11,995 20 

5,250 00 

450 00 

7.100 00 

2,975 00 

3,000 00 

10,280 00 

475 00 

15,000 00 

3,000 00 



286 



Acts, 1952. —Chap. 360. 



Item 

13. For civil expenses in supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, including auditors, 

masters and referees ..... $2,000 00 

14. For district courts, salaries and expenses . . 12,100 00 

15. For medical examiners and commitments of insane 500 00 

16. For jails and houses of correction, maintenance 

and operation ...... 8,870 00 

18. For court houses and registry buildings, mainte- 
nance and operation ..... 4,500 00 

20. For county aid to agriculture, maintenance and 

operation 12,720 00 

21a. For state reservation, maintenance and operation, 

Gay Head 600 00 

21b. For state reservation, Indian burial ground . 400 00 

25. For contributory retirement systems and super- 

visory expenses ...... 633 05 

26. For miscellaneous and contingent expenses . . 2,400 00 

27. For unpaid bills of previous years . 1,500 00 

28. For reserve fund 1,500 00 

29. For advertising recreational advantages of the 

county 10,000 00 

30. For county rodent control .... 5,000 00 

31. For county airport, maintenance and operation . 31,035 40 

32. For woodtick control 1,500 00 

33a. For National Convention of County Officials in 

1953 25 00 

And the county commissioners of the county of 
Dukes county are hereby authorized to levy as 
the county tax of said count}'' for the current 
year, in the manner provided by law, the follow- 
ing sum to be expended, together with the cash 
balance on hand and the receipts from other 
sources, for the above purposes . $118,226 81 

Essex County. 

1. For interest on county debt .... $23,839 50 

2. For reduction of county debt .... 158,893 40 

3. For county commissioners, salaries and expenses . 31,800 00 

4. For transportation and expenses of county and act- 

ing commissioners ..... 1,500 00 

5. For clerk of courts, salaries and expenses . . 76,800 00 

6. For county treasurer, salaries and expenses . 34,950 00 

7. For sheriff, salary and expenses 8,025 00 

8. For registries of deeds and probate, salaries and 

expenses 317,920 00 

9. For law libraries, salaries and expenses . . 17,325 00 
10. For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages 306,250 00 

12. For criminal costs in superior court 98,440 00 

13. For civil expenses in supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, including auditors, 

masters and referees . . . . 120,750 00 

14. For district courts and trial justices, salaries and 

expenses ....... 353,650 00 

15. For medical examiners and commitments of insane 28,000 00 

16. For jaUs and houses of correction, maintenance and 

operation 195,900 00 

17. For training school 161,400 00 

18. For court houses and registry buildings, mainte- 

nance and operation ..... 153,255 00 
20. For agricultural school, maintenance and opera- 
tion 444,828 00 

24. For non-contributory pensions .... 23,900 00 

25. For contributory retirement systems and super- 

visory expenses ...... 56,005 97 



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287 



Item 

26. 

27. 

28. 

29. 

30. 

33a. 



For miscellaneous and contingent expenses 

For unpaid bills of previous years 

For reserve fund .... 

For forest development 

For fire patrol ..... 

For National Convention of County Officials in 
1953 

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 following sum to be ex- 
pended, together with the cash balance on hand 
and the receipts from other sources, for the 
above purposes ...... 



$19,385 16 

3,000 00 

15,000 00 

1,500 00 

3,800 00 

700 00 



$2,042,500 00 



Franklin County. 
1. For interest on county debt .... $1,00000 

3. For county commissioners, salaries and expenses . 10,900 00 

4. For transportation and expenses of county and act- 

ing commissioners ..... 300 00 

5. For clerk of courts, salaries and expenses . 13,000 00 

6. For county treasurer, salaries and expenses 10,220 00 

7. For sheriff, salary and expenses . . . 4,600 00 

8. For registries of deeds and probate, salaries and 

expenses 23,140 00 

9. For law libraries, salaries and expenses 5,500 00 

10. For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages ..... 83,000 00 

11. For examination of dams ..... 400 00 

12. For criminal costs in superior court . . 9,000 00 

13. For civil expenses in supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, including auditors, 

masters and referees ..... 10,800 00 

14. For district courts, salaries and expenses . . 31,950 00 

15. For medical examiners and commitments of insane 2,500 00 

16. For jails and houses of correction, maintenance 

and operation 44,700 00 

17. For training school 200 00 

18. For court houses and registry buildings, mainte- 

nance and operation ..... 19,440 00 

20. For county aid to agriculture, maintenance and 

operation ....... 39,515 00 

21. For state reservation, maintenance and operation, 

Mount Sugar Loaf 4,000 00 

22. For hospital or sanatorium . 48,113 28 

23. For preventorium, health service, Greenfield 

Health Camp 2,000 00 

24. For non-contributory pensions .... 1,004 70 

25. For contributory retirement systems and super- 

visory expenses ...... 6,604 69 

26. For miscellaneous and contingent expen-ses . . 1,838 64 

27. For unpaid bills of previous years . . . 700 00 

28. For reserve fund 5,000 00 

29. For advertising recreational advantages of the 

county 3,500 00 

33a. For National Convention of County Officials in 

1953 100 00 

And the county commissioners of FrankHn county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax 
of said county for the current year, in the man- 
ner provided by law, the following sum to be ex- 
pended, together with the cash balance on hand 
and the receipts from other sources, for the 
above purposes $317,284 25 



288 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 360. 



Hampden Countt. 

Item 

1. For interest on county debt .... $9,000 00 

2. For reduction of county debt .... 36,000 00 

3. For county commissioners, salaries and expenses . 20,080 00 

4. For transportation and expenses of county and 

acting commissioners ..... 800 00 

5. For clerk of courts, salaries and expenses . . 55,030 00 

6. For county treasurer, salaries and expenses . . 19,855 00 

7. For sheriff, salary and expenses .... 8,500 00 

8. For registries of deeds and probate, salaries and 

expenses ....... 145,646 50 

9. For law libraries, salaries and expenses . . 20,180 00 

10. For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages 193,000 00 

11. For examination of dams ..... 3,600 00 

12. For criminal costs in superior court . . 47,444 05 

13. For civil expenses in supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, including auditors, 

masters and referees . . . . . 93,100 00 

14. For district courts and trial justices, salaries and 

expenses ....... 293,360 03 

15. For medical examiners and commitments of insane 18,000 00 

16. For jails and houses of correction, maintenance 

and operation 178,000 00 

17. For training school 71,200 00 

18. For court houses and registry buildings, mainte- 

nance and operation ..... 99,875 00 

20. For county aid to agriculture, maintenance and 

operation ....... 84,164 00 

21. For state reservation, maintenance and operation, 

Mount Tom 26,000 00 

23. For preventorium, health service . . . 3,000 00 

24. For non-contributory pensions .... 24,992 00 

25. For contributory retirement systems and super- 

visory expenses ...... 28,042 13 

26. For miscellaneous and contingent expenses . . 9,382 48 

27. For unpaid bills of previous years . . . 2,000 00 

28. For reserve fund 15,000 00 

29. For advertising recreational advantages of the 

county 3,500 00 

30. For Dutch elm disease 5,000 00 

33a. For National Convention of County Officials in 

1953 550 00 

And the county commissioners of Hampden county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax 
of said county for the current year, in the man- 
ner provided by law, the following sum to be 
expended, together with the cash balance on 
hand and the receipts from other sources, for 
the above purposes ..... $1,160,891 65 



Hampshire County. 

1. For interest on county debt 

3. For county commissioners, salaries and expenses 

4. For transportation and expenses of county and 

acting commissioners .... 

5. For clerk of courts, salaries and expenses . 

6. For county treasurer, salaries and expenses 

7. For sheriff, salary and expenses 

8. For registries of deeds and probate, salaries and 

expenses ...... 

9. For law libraries, salaries and expenses 



$1,800 00 
10,900 00 

400 00 

18,800 00 

14,572 00 

4,900 00 

36,175 00 
4,500 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 360. 



289 



Item 

10. For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages ..... 

11. For examination of dams . . . . . 

12. For criminal costs in superior court 

13. For civil expenses in supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, including auditors, 
masters and referees ..... 

14. For district courts, salaries and expenses . 

15. For medical examiners and commitments of insane 

16. For jails and houses of correction, maintenance and 

operation ....... 

18. For court houses and registry buildings, mainte- 
nance and operation ..... 

20. For county aid to agriculture, maintenance and 

operation ....... 

21. For state reservation, maintenance and operation 

22. For hospital or sanatorium .... 

23. For preventorium, health service 

24. For non-contributory pensions .... 

25. For contributory retirement systems and super- 

visory expenses ...... 

26. For miscellaneous and contingent expenses . 

27. For unpaid bills of previous years 

28. For reserve fund ...... 

29. For advertising recreational advantages of the 

county ....... 

33a. For National Convention of County OflBcials in 
1953 

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 following 
sum to be expended, together with the cash 
balance on hand and the receipts from other 
sources, for the above purposes 



$95,500 00 

500 00 

19,000 00 



18,900 00 
53,348 00 
10,500 00 

74,205 00 

33,300 00 

42,355 00 

5,350 00 

112,752 31 

1,000 00 

2,738 85 

5,913 58 

1,500 00 

200 00 

7,500 00 

3,500 00 

100 00 



$460,356 96 



Middlesex County. 

1. For interest on county debt .... $9,750 00 

3. For county commissioners, salaries and expenses . 37,700 00 

4. For transportation and expenses of county and 

acting commissioners ..... 2,000 00 

5. For clerk of courts, salaries and expenses . . 144,220 00 

6. For county treasurer, salaries and expenses . 45,865 00 

7. For sheriff, salary and expenses .... 9,500 00 

8. For registries of deeds and probate, salaries and 

expenses 620,275 00 

8a. For classified and consolidated indices, southern 

registry of deeds 30,000 00 

9. For law libraries, salaries and expenses . . 32,675 00 
10. For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages 519,882 00 

12. For criminal costs in superior court . 270,000 00 

13. For civil expenses in supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, including auditors, 

masters and referees ..... 350,465 00 

14. For district courts and trial justices, salaries and 

expenses 779,425 00 

15. For medical examiners and commitments of insane 60,000 00 

16. For jails and houses of correction, maintenance 

and operation ...... 652,950 00 

17. For training school 187,100 00 

18. For court houses and registry buildings, mainte- 

nance and operation ..... 407,825 00 



290 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 360. 



Item 

19. For construction of county buildings and/or pur- 

chase of land $50,000 00 

20. For county aid to agriculture, maintenance and 

operation 93,000 00 

21. For state reservation, maintenance and operation, 

Walden Pond 61,000 00 

24. For non-contributory pensions .... 56,000 00 

25. For contributory retirement systems and super- 

visory expenses ...... 80,740 00 

26. For miscellaneous and contingent expenses . . 9,100 00 

27. For unpaid bills of previous years . . . 6,500 00 

28. For reserve fund 20,000 00 

33a. For National Convention of County Officials in 

1953 1,500 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 following 
sum to be expended, together with the cash bal- 
ance on hand and the receipts from other 
sources, for the above purposes 

Norfolk County. 

1. For interest on county debt 

2. For reduction of county debt 

3. For county commissioners, salaries and expenses 

4. For transportation and expenses ot county and 

acting commissioners .... 

5. For clerk of courts, salaries and expenses . 

6. For county treasurer, salaries and expenses 

7. For sheriff, salary and expenses . 

8. For registries of deeds and probate, salaries and 

expenses ...... 

9. For law libraries, salaries and expenses 
10. For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages .... 

12. For criminal costs in superior court . 

13. For civil expenses in supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, including auditors, 
masters and referees ..... 

14. For district courts, salaries and expenses 

15. For medical examiners and commitments of insane 

16. For jails and houses of correction, maintenance 

and operation ..... 

17. For training school ..... 

18. For court houses and registry buildings, mainte 

nance and operation .... 
20. For agricultural school, maintenance and opera 
tion ....... 

24. For non-contributory pensions . 

25. For contributory retirement systems, and super- 

visory expenses ..... 

26. For miscellaneous and contingent expenses . 

27. For unpaid bills of previous years 

28. For reserve fund ..... 
33a. For National Convention of County Officials in 

1953 

And the county commissioners of Norfolk coimty 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax 
of said county for the current year, in the man- 
ner provided by law, the following sum to be 
expended, together with the cash balance on 
hand and the receipts from other sources, for 
the above purposes $1,200,728 74 



$3,548,695 13 



$9,300 00 
42,000 00 
19,000 00 

750 00 

40,750 00 

23,500 00 

7,700 00 

257,500 00 
4,500 00 

210,000 00 
81,000 00 



74,000 00 

298,300 00 

26,500 00 

148,000 00 
22,500 00 

140,400 00 

240,170 00 
21,500 00 

29,121 12 
6,500 00 
2,500 00 

15,000 00 

700 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 360. 



291 



Plymouth Countt. 

Item 

1. For interest on county debt .... $4,277 50 

2. For reduction of county debt .... 55,484 71 

3. For county commissioners, salaries and expenses . 21,395 00 

4. For transportation and expenses of county and act- 

ing commissioners ..... 1,500 00 

5. For clerk of courts, salaries and expenses . . 34,162 50 

6. For county treasurer, salaries and expenses . 14,603 75 

7. For sheriff, salary and expenses . . . 7,695 00 

8. For registries of deeds and probate, salaries and 

expenses 126,140 00 

9. For law libraries, salaries and expenses . 8,560 00 

10. For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages 207,520 00 

11. For examination of dams ..... 1,500 00 

12. For criminal costs in superior court . . 88,725 00 

13. For civil expenses in supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, including auditors, 

masters and referees ..... 58,600 00 

14. For district courts, salaries and expenses . 154,851 00 

15. For medical examiners and commitments of insane 12,375 00 

16. For jails and houses of correction, maintenance 

and operation 201,000 00 

17. For training school 2,000 00 

18. For court houses and registry buildings, mainte- 

nance and operation ..... 62,367 00 

19. For construction of county buildings and/or pur- 

chase of land 10,000 00 

20. For county aid to agriculture, maintenance and 

operation . . 49,155 00 

24. For non-contributory pensions .... 2,586 08 

25. For contributory retirement systems and super- 

visory expenses ...... 16,770 23 

26. For miscellaneous and contingent expenses . . 2,100 00 

27. For unpaid bills of previous years . 1,000 00 

28. For reserve fimd 10,000 00 

29. For police training school ..... 9,580 00 

30. For post-war rehabilitation fund . 20,000 00 

31. For forest fire control 5,800 00 

33a. For National Convention of County OflScials in 

1953 275 00 

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 man- 
ner provided by law, the following sum to be ex- 
pended, together with the cash balance on hand 
and the receipts from other sources, for the 
above purposes ...... $965,040 06 



Worcester Cotjntt. 

1. For interest on county debt 

3. For county commissioners, salaries and expenses 

4. For transportation and expenses of coimty and 

acting commissioners .... 

5. For clerk of courts, salaries and expenses 

6. For county treasurer, salaries and expenses 

7. For sheriff, salary and expenses 

8. For registries of deeds and probate, salaries and 

expenses . . . . ' . 

9. For law libraries, salaries and expenses 
10. For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages .... 

12. For criminal costs in superior court 



$5,000 00 
27,460 00 

3,800 00 
79,150 00 
28,800 00 

8,500 00 

256,280 00 
24,450 00 

430,350 00 
112,700 00 



292 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 360. 



Item 

13. For civil expenses in supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, including auditors, 
masters and referees ..... 

14. For district courts and trial justices, salaries and 

expenses ....... 

15. For medical examiners and commitments of insane 

16. For jails and houses of correction, maintenance 

and operation ..... 

17. For training school ..... 

18. For court houses and registry buildings, mainte 

nance and operation .... 
20. For county aid to agriculture, maintenance and 

operation ...... 

21a. For state reservation, maintenance and operation 

Mount Wachusett .... 

21b. For state reservation, Purgatory Chasm 

23. For preventorium, health service 

24. For non-contributory pensions . 

25. For contributory retirement systems and super 

visory expenses ..... 

26. For miscellaneous and contingent expenses . 

27. For unpaid bills of previous years 

28. For reserve fund ..... 

33a. For National Convention of County Officials in 
1953 

And the county commissioners of Worcester 
coimty are hereby authorized to levy as the 
county tax of said county for the current year, 
in the manner provided by law, the following 
sum to be expended, together with the cash 
balance on hand and the receipts from other 
sources, for the above purposes 



$125,500 00 

373,300 00 
43,000 00 

258,800 00 
71,250 00 

162,600 00 

82,000 00 

29,950 00 

12,200 00 

2,000 00 

30,804 10 

43,871 91 

17,300 00 

5,000 00 

10,000 00 

700 00 



$1,825,637 08 



Section 2. No expense incurred for mid-day meals by 
county employees, other than those who receive as part 
of their compensation a non-cash allowance in the form of 
full or complete boarding and housing, and those employees 
who are stationed beyond commuting distance from their 
homes for a period of more than twenty-four hours, shall be 
allowed by any county; provided, that officers or employees 
who have charge of juries or who have the care and custody 
of prisoners, insane persons or other persons placed in their 
charge by a court or under legal proceedings for transfer to 
or from court to an institution or from institution to institu- 
tion and persons certified by a district attorney as engaged 
in investigation shall be reimbursed for the expense of mid- 
day meals when necessarily engaged on such duty ; and pro- 
vided, further, that officers and employees in attendance at 
meetings and conferences called by or for any group or class 
on a state-wide basis shall be so reimbursed. 

Section 3. The allowance to county employees for ex- 
penses incurred by them in the operation of motor vehicles 
owned by them or by any member of their immediate fami- 
lies and used in the performance of their official duties shall 
not exceed six cents a mile except in cases where a higher 
allowance is specifically provided by statute, and except that, 
if a higher rate is hereafter authorized for state employees 
said higher rate shall be paid to county employees from and 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 361, 362, 363. 293 

after the effective date of the authorized state rate; provided, 
that in the case of commitments of the insane the justice of 
the court ordering the commitment may order a higher rate. 

Approved May 23, 1962. 

An Act relative to the registration of certain regis- (Jfidj) 351 

TERED ASSISTANT PHARMACISTS AS PHARMACISTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
twenty-four of chapter one hundred and twelve of the Gen- 
eral Laws, a person who has held a certificate of registration 
as an assistant pharmacist for at least four years and has had 
four years of actual experience as such assistant pharmacist, 
and who has been employed in a drug store within one year 
of the filing of an application for registration as a pharmacist 
hereunder, shall, upon application to the board of registra- 
tion in pharmacy and upon the payment of ten dollars to 
said board, be entitled to an examination for registration as 
a pharmacist. Upon passing such examination, such person 
shall be registered as a pharmacist, and shall receive a certifi- 
cate of registration signed by the president and secretary of 
said board. 

Section 2. This act shall cease to be operative on June 
thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty-three. 

Approved May 28, 1952. 

An Act making the laws relating to the registration (7/^^r) 362 
OF barbers applicable to barbers and owners of 

BARBER shops WHO ARE EMPLOYED BY THE COMMON- 
WEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 87S of chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appear- o. l. (Xer. 
ing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by add- f 87s,^^^' 
ing at the end the following sentence : — Sections eighty- amended. 
seven F to eighty-seven R, inclusive, shall apply to barbers of^'^irtain"" 
and owners of barber shops who are employed by the com- sections. 
mon wealth. Approved May 23, 1952. 

An Act relative to forestry advice and service. Chav 363 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 6 of chapter 132 of the General Laws, as amended g-^l. (Tw ^ 
by chapter 455 of the acts of 1941, is hereby further amended etc., 'amended'. 
by striking out, in line 2, the words "free of charge" and in- 
serting in place thereof the words : — at a fee not to exceed 
the actual cost of the service, ^ so as to read as follows : — 
Section 6. — The forester may demonstrate to owners of fj'vfo^'^and 
woodland, at a fee not to exceed the actual cost of the service, service made 
the proper methods of planting, weeding, selective cutting, ''^'*'''*^''^ 



294 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 364. 



pruning, thinning and other silvicultural practices for the 
establishment, improvement or regeneration of the forests. 
In connection with the distribution of trees under section 
nine, and in the distribution of trees for reforestation in 
water supply lands, town forests and other pubhcly-owned 
areas, the forester may withhold sale or distribution thereof 
until the land to be planted has been examined by him or his 
agent and approved for such planting. He may co-operate 
with the federal government in carrying out the purposes of 
this section and may accept on behalf of the commonwealth, 
and expend for such purposes, such federal funds as may be 
made available therefor. He may employ temporarily such 
technical foresters as he deems necessary to discharge his 
duties under this section and the employment of such persons 
shall not be subject to chapter thirty-one. 

Approved May 2S, 1952. 



Chap.SQ4 An Act relative to the payment of witness fees to 

CERTAIN POLICE OFFICERS IN CRIMINAL CASES, AND TO 
employees of THE REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES HAVING 
POLICE POWERS. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.). 262, 
§ 53, etc., 
amended. 

Payment of 
witness fees 
to certain 
polioe officers, 
etc., author- 
ized. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 262 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 53, as most recently amended by chap- 
ter 455 of the acts of 1949, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 53. Any pohce officer, or em- 
ployee of the registry of motor vehicles having police powers, 
on duty at night, on vacation, furlough or on a day off, who 
attends as a witness in a criminal case pending in a district 
court, including the municipal court of the city of Boston, 
or in a juvenile court, including Boston juvenile court, or 
before a trial justice, shall be allowed a witness fee in the 
amount of three dollars for each day's attendance, except his 
first attendance as arresting officer in the case. Any police 
officer, or employee of the registry of motor vehicles having 
police powers, on duty at night, vacation, furlough or on a 
day off, who attends as a witness in a criminal case pending 
in a district court, including the municipal court of the city 
of Boston, or in a juvenile court, including Boston juvenile 
court, or before a trial justice, and who by reason of a con- 
tinuance or postponement thereof, is required to again at- 
tend, shall be paid the amount of three dollars for each day 
of such further attendance. Any police officer, or employee 
of the registry of motor vehicles having poUce powers, on 
duty at night, vacation, furlough or on a day off, who attends 
the superior court as a witness for the commonwealth shall 
be paid a witness fee in the amount of three dollars for each 
day's attendance. A pohce officer who is a witness for the 
commonwealth, and who under the direction of the district 
attorney aids in securing the attendance of other witnesses, 
may receive, instead of his expenses, witness fees in the 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 365, 366. 295 

amount of three dollars for one day's attendance. Police 
officers shall serve subpoenas upon witnesses when requested 
by the district attorney, and their returns of service shall 
have the same force and effect as the return of a deputy 
sheriff or constable. Approved May 23, 1952. 



An Act relative to the borrowing of money by the 
city of worcester for the purpose of constructing 
a municipal airport. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 24 of the acts of 1941 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 1, as most recently amended 
by chapter 250 of the acts of 1947, and inserting in place 
thereof the following section : — Section 1 . The city of 
Worcester may, within a period of twelve years from the 
passage of this act, incur indebtedness for the construction 
of a municipal airport either within or without the city, and 
for the original equipment thereof, including fire, police and 
snow removal apparatus, and for the construction of build- 
ings and the equipment therein as may be necessary for the 
operation of such an airport, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor which shall bear on their face the words, Worcester 
Municipal Airport Loan, Act of 1941. Each authorized 
issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall 
be payable in not more than ten years from their dates. 
Indebtedness incurred 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, exclusive of the first paragraph of section 
seven of said chapter. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of the city of Worcester accord- 
ing to its charter but not otherwise. 

Approved May 28, 1952. 



An Act relative to parking of motor vehicles on 
streets and ways in the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 263 of the acts of 1929, 
as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 78 of the 
acts of 1950, is hereby further amended by adding at the 
end the following paragraph: — 

Any rule or regulation, adopted under this section, pro- 
hibiting the parking or standing of vehicles on the whole or 
any part or parts of one or more streets, ways, highways, 
roads or parkways, under the control of the city, may pro- 



Chap.S65 



ChapMQ 



296 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 367, 368. 

vide that it shall not apply at such times as shall be pre- 
scribed in such rule or regulation to any motor vehicle reg- 
istered under chapter ninety of the General Laws and owned 
or used by a person residing on an estate abutting in whole 
or in part the portion of the street, way, highway, road or 
parkway where such vehicle is parked, who, in the year in 
which such vehicle is parked or in the preceding December 
for such year, shall have given, by a ^vriting executed in 
such form and detail as such rule or regulation shall prescribe 
and filed with the officer in command of the police division 
in which such vehicle is parked, notice of intention to park 
at such estate and shall display in a conspicuous place on 
such vehicle, while parked, such visible evidence of the giv- 
ing of such notice as such rule or regulation shall prescribe; 
but neither the giving of such notice nor the issuance of 
visible evidence of the giving thereof shall be construed to 
assign any specific space to any person or vehicle. 

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

Approved May 31, 1952. 



Chap.SQ7 An Act relative to the term of office of supervising 

INVESTIGATOR OF FRAUDULENT SECURITIES AND INVESTI- 
GATOR OF FRAUDULENT SECURITIES IN THE DEPARTMENT 
OF PUBLIC UTILITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The term of office of the incumbent of the 
positions of supervising investigator of fraudulent securities 
and investigator of fraudulent securities in the department 
of public utilities shall be unlimited; provided, that the 
present incumbent of each such position shall be subjected 
to a qualifying examination by the director of civil service, 
and if he passes said examination he shall be certified for 
such position and shall be deemed to be permanently ap- 
pointed thereto, without being required to serve any pro- 
bationary period. 

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

Approved May 31, 1952. 



Chap.SQS An Act authorizing the town of ayer to convey cer- 
tain LAND to HARTNETT TANNING COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Ayer is hereby authorized to 
sell and convey to Hartnett Tanning Company, for the con- 
sideration of one hundred dollars, the westerly portion of its 
park land known as Nutting's Grove, bounded and described 
as follows : — Beginning at a stone bound in the southerly 
line of Bligh street at land of Hartnett Tanning Company, 
thence running S. 38" W. 471 feet to a stone bound on the 
shore of Grove pond; thence running S. 38° W. to the center 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 369, 370. 297 

of Nonacoicus brook; thence running southeasterly up the 
center of Nonacoicus brook; thence running N. 38° E. to a 
stake on the shore of Grove pond; thence running N. 38" 
E. 543.57 to a stake at said BHgh street; thence running 
N. 52" W. by said southerly line of Bligh street 60 feet to 
the point of beginning. 

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

Approved May SI, 1952. 



An Act validating and confirming the proceedings of (Jfid^ QgQ 

THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING OF THE TOWN OF DARTMOUTH 
IN THE CURRENT YEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The proceedings at the annual town meeting 
of the town of Dartmouth held on Tuesday, April first, in 
the current year, if otherwise valid, are hereby validated and 
confirmed, notwithstanding that the notice of the meeting 
mailed to the town meeting members of said town did not 
state the place of the meeting. 

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

Approved May 31, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the town of cohasset to receive Qhn^ 37Q 

AND administer THE PROPERTY OF THE BEECHWOOD ^' 

CEMETERY CORPORATION OR THE BEECHWOOD CEMETERY 
ASSOCIATION IN SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Beech wood Cemetery Corporation or the 
Beech wood Cemetery Association, situated in the town of 
Cohasset, may, by deed duly executed, convey and transfer 
to said town, and said town is hereby authorized and em- 
powered to receive, and thereafter to hold and maintain, but 
for cemetery purposes only, and subject to all rights hereto- 
fore existing in any burial lots, the real and personal prop- 
erty of said corporation or association not subject to any 
trust, and thereupon, and upon the transfer of the trust funds 
as hereinafter provided, the said corporation or association 
shall be dissolved; and the cemetery of said corporation or 
association shall be and become a public burial place, grounds 
or cemetery. 

Section 2. In so far as authorized by a decree of a court 
of competent jurisdiction, and in compliance with the terms 
and conditions of such decree, said town may receive from 
said corporation or association a conveyance and transfer of, 
and administer, all funds or other property held by said 
corporation or association in trust for the perpetual care of 
the lots in the cemetery and for other purposes, and also any 
property devised or bequeathed to said corporation or asso- 
ciation under the will of any person Uving at the time of said 



298 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 371. 

transfer or conveyance or under the will of any deceased per- 
son not then probated. Interest and dividends accruing on 
funds deposited in trust with any savings bank under au- 
thority of section thirty-seven or section thirty-eight of chap- 
ter one hundred and sixty-eight of the General Laws, or with 
any other banking institution, for the benefit of said corpo- 
ration or association or of any lots in the cemetery, may, 
after such conveyance, be paid by such bank or institution 
to the treasurer of said town; and upon such payment said 
treasurer shall use the same for the purposes of said trusts. 

Section 3. All real and personal property and property 
rights, acquired by said town from said corporation or asso- 
ciation under authority of this act, shall be held and managed 
by said town in the same manner in which cities and towns 
are authorized by law to hold and manage property for ceme- 
tery purposes; provided, that all rights which any persons 
have acquired in the cemetery of said corporation or asso- 
ciation or any lots therein shall remain in force to the same 
extent as if this act had not been passed and such transfer 
had not occurred. The records of said corporation or asso- 
ciation shall be delivered to the clerk of said town, and such 
clerk may certify copies thereof. 

Section 4. The action of the inhabitants of the town of 
Cohasset at its aimual meeting in the year nineteen hundred 
and fifty-two, in voting to authorize and direct its selectmen 
to take all necessary action to acquire, hold and maintain 
said cemetery and property, real, personal and in trust held 
by said corporation or association, is hereby ratified and 
confirmed and shall have the same effect and vahdity as if 
this act had been in effect prior to said vote. 

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

Approved May SI, 1962. 



ChaV. d71 ^^ ^^'^ RELATIVE TO THE SALE BY THE CITY OF BOSTON TO 
THE BOSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY OF A PORTION OF FRANK- 
LIN FIELD IN SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The action of the board of park commis- 
sioners and the city council of the city of Boston in authoriz- 
ing the mayor of said city to sell and convey to the Boston 
Housing Authority for a minimum price of one hundred and 
sixty-five thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars the land 
shown on a plan on file in the office of the board of street 
commissioners of said city, entitled "City of Boston — 
Franklin Field — Stratton St. — Dorchester — Nov. 26, 
1951 — James W. Haley, Chief Engineer — Street Laying- 
Out Department", is hereby ratified and confirmed; and 
without further authority, said mayor may execute and de- 
liver, in the name and behalf of said city, a deed conveying 
said land to the Boston Housing Authority pursuant to said 
authorization; and such deed shall not be invalid by reason 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 372. 299 

of any lack of special authority from the general court to 
convey said land. 

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

Approved May 31, 1962. 

An Act authorizing the mount hope finishing com- Chap. ^12 

PANY TO SELL CERTAIN LINES FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF 
electricity in THE TOWN OF DIGHTON TO THE MUNICI- 
PAL LIGHTING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAUNTON AND 
AUTHORIZING SAID MUNICIPAL LIGHTING COMMISSION TO 
FURNISH ELECTRICITY TO A CERTAIN PORTION OF SAID 
TOWN OF DIGHTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Mount Hope Finishing Company is 
hereby authorized to sell to the municipal lighting commis- 
sion of the city of Taunton its lines for the transmission of 
electricity, including such posts and fixtures as are neces- 
sary to sustain the wires and other fixtures of its lines, now 
used for the purpose of furnishing heat, light and power 
upon and along the highways of that part of the town of 
Dighton, and to the inhabitants thereof, included within the 
following boundaries : — Beginning at a point on the westerly 
bank of the Three Mile river on the boundary line between 
the town of Dighton and the city of Taunton ; thence north- 
westerly by said boundary line to a stone post on the west- 
erly line of Williams street in said town of Dighton; thence 
southerly by said westerly hne of Williams street to a point 
at its intersection with the southerly line of Tremont street; 
thence southeasterly by said southerly line of Tremont street 
to its intersection with the boundary line of the Dighton 
electric light district; thence northerly by the boundary 
line of said light district to the southeasterly corner of the 
North Dighton Fire District in the town of Dighton; thence 
northeasterly by the boundary line of said fire district to 
the southwesterly bank of the Three Mile river; thence fol- 
lowing the bar.k of said river to the place of beginning; 
together with all the powers, rights and privileges pertain- 
ing to the same granted to the Mount Hope Finishing Com- 
pany by chapter two hundred and thirty-seven of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, and including all its 
right, title and interest, if any, in the locations of said lines, 
posts and fixtures. 

Section 2. The municipal lighting commission of the 
city of Taunton is hereby authorized to construct and oper- 
ate lines for the transmission of electricity for the purpose 
of furnishing heat, light and power upon and along the high- 
ways of that part of the town of Dighton heretofore described 
and to the inhabitants thereof, the same to be supplied from 
the Taunton municipal lighting plant situated in Taunton, 
and to erect and maintain upon said highways such posts 
and fixtures as may be necessary to sustain the wires and 
other fixtures of its lines. 



300 Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 373, 374. 

Section 3. The municipal lighting commission of the 
city of Taunton shall have, with respect to the distribution 
and sale of electricity in that part of Dighton heretofore 
described, the same rights and privileges, and be subject to 
the same limitations and obligations, as it has within its 
own territorial limits. 

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

Approved May 31, 1952. 

Chav.SlS An Act validating certain proceedings of the town of 

NORWOOD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All proceedings of town meetings heretofore 
held in the years nineteen hundred and fifty, nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-one and in the current year in the town of 
Norwood, including the posting of the warrants for said 
meetings and the election of town meeting members and 
other officers, are hereby validated, notwithstanding the 
failure of the town to comply with the requirements of sec- 
tion twelve of chapter five hundred and forty-one of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and forty-seven and with the by-laws 
of said town established pursuant to the requirements of 
section three of said chapter five hundred and forty-one. 

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

Approved May 31, 1952. 

ChaV 374 ^^ ^^'^ authorizing the teachers' retirement BOARD TO 
RE-ESTABLISH THE RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE FOR WILLIAM 
ELLIOT. 

^rMmbie"^ T^/iergas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 

defeat its purpose, which is to make the re-established re- 
tirement allowance of the person referred to therein effective 
without delay, 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: 

To correct a mistake made by the school department in 
the city of Lawrence, William Elliot, a former teacher in 
said school department, shall be permitted to pay into the 
annuity savings fund of the teachers' retirement system, 
within sixty days following the effective date of this act, the 
amount which he could have paid prior to the termination 
of his service in June, nineteen hundred and fifty-one, under 
the provisions of subdivision three A of section three of chap- 
ter thirty-two of the General Laws, inserted by section one 
of chapter five hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and forty-six, with interest thereon to Decem- 
ber, nineteen hundred and fifty-one. Upon receipt of such 
payment, the teacher's retirement board shall re-establish 
the retirement allowance of said William Elliot and he shall 
receive from December sixth, nineteen hundred and fifty-one, 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 375, 376. 301 

the date his retirement allowance became effective, the re- 
tirement allowance to which he would have been entitled 
under the provisions of paragraph (a) of subdivision (2) of 
section five of said chapter thirty-two, as amended by sec- 
tion one of chapter seven hundred and eighty-three of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-one, if said payment had 
been received by the teachers' retirement board prior to his 
termination of service. Approved May 31, 1952. 

An Act relating to the disposition of certain prop- Qjidj) 375 

ERTY now used FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES IN OR AD- ^' 

JACENT TO THE TOWN OF LINCOLN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In the event that the city of Cambridge or 
any officer or board acting under its authority, shall deter- 
mine to sell, lease, abandon, or otherwise dispose of its prop- 
erty or rights or any portion thereof lying in or adjacent to 
the town of Lincoln, and included in the water basin com- 
monly called the Hobbs Brook reservoir, or in any stream or 
tributary connected with said reservoir, and lying in or ad- 
jacent to said town, or shall be authorized or directed by the 
commonwealth so to do, no such sale, lease, abandonment, 
or other disposition shall become effective until said town of 
Lincoln, through its board of selectmen and its board of 
water commissioners, shall have been notified by registered 
mail of such intended disposition, and until said property 
lying in or adjacent to said town of Lincoln shall have been 
offered to said town for purchase, lease or acquisition for 
water supply or other municipal purposes. Such notice of 
intention and offer shall be made by the city of Cambridge 
as above provided not less than one year prior to the date 
when such intended sale, lease, abandonment or other dis- 
position is planned to become effective. In case any such 
transaction is proposed to be carried out by authority of or 
by direction of the commonwealth or of any board or com- 
missioner acting under it, notice of intention as above pro- 
vided shall be issued in the same manner by the secretary of 
the commonwealth. 

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

Approved May 31, 1952. 

An Act exempting certain contracts entered into on ni^f.^ o'ja 

BEHALF OF THE CITY OF BOSTON AND THE COUNTY OF SUF- ^' 
FOLK FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS 
OF LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 6 of chapter 418 of the acts of 1890, 
as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 216 of the 
acts of 1950, is hereby further amended by striking out the 
first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sen- 
tence : — All contracts made by any department of the city 



302 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 377. 

of Boston or by any officer, board or official of the county of 
Suffolk having power to incur obligations on behalf of said 
county in cases where said obligations are to be paid for 
wholly from the treasury of the city of Boston, shall, when 
the amount involved is twenty-five hundred dollars or more, 
or when the contract comes within section thirty of chapter 
four hundred and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and nine, as amended, be in -vsTiting; and no such contract 
shall be deemed to have been made or executed until the 
approval of the mayor of said city has been affixed thereto 
in wilting and the auditor of said city has certified thereon 
that an appropriation is available therefor or has cited 
thereon the statute under authority of which the contract is 
being executed without an appropriation. 

Section 2. Section 30 of chapter 486 of the acts of 1909, 
as amended by section 1 of chapter 156 of the acts of 1939, 
is hereby further amended by striking out the first sentence 
and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — 
Every officer or board in charge of a department in said city 
and every officer, board or official of the county of Suffolk 
having poAver to incur obligations on behalf of said county 
in cases where said obligations are to be paid for wholly from 
the treasury of said city, when authorized to erect a new 
building or to make structural changes in an existing build- 
ing, shall make contracts therefor, not exceeding five, each 
contract to be subject to the approval of the mayor; and 
when about to do any work or to make any purchase, the 
estimated cost of which alone, or in conjunction with other 
similar work or purchase which might properly be included 
in the same contract, amounts to or exceeds twenty-five 
hundred dollars, shall, unless the mayor gives written au- 
thority to do otherwise, invite proposals therefor by adver- 
tisements in the City Record. 

Section 3. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance 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 SI, 1952. 

Chap. 377 -^n Act relative to the registration of certain farm 

MOTOR vehicles. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

EdV'gols Section 1. Chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby 

etc!, 'amended, amended by striking out section 5, as amended by section 2 

of chapter 736 of the acts of 1951, and inserting in place 

Registration thereof the following section : — Section 6. Every manu- 

motor facturer, dealer, repairman, owner-repairman, transporter 

under'^generai ^ud farmer, iustcad of registering each motor vehicle or 

mlrk'or'^'''''^ trailer OAvned or controlled by him, may make application 

number for a general distinguishing number or mark, and the regis- 

ownlr^*^ *^" trar, if satisfied of the facts stated in the application, may 

issue to the applicant a certificate of registration containing 

the name and business address of the applicant and the gen- 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 377. 303 

eral distinguishing number or mark assigned to him and 
made in such form and containing such further information 
as the registrar may determine. All motor vehicles or 
trailers owned or controlled by such manufacturer, dealer or 
repairman, and all trucks except those used in the regular de- 
livery substantially on a daily schedule for sale of farm prod- 
ucts or for distances in excess of a radius of ten miles from the 
farm, tractors, trailers, or self-propelled agricultural imple- 
ments, owned or controlled by a farmer, and equipped with 
rubber tires, shall be regarded as registered under the general 
distinguishing number or mark assigned to him until sold, or 
let for hire, or loaned for a period of more than five successive 
days, except that any vehicle owned or controlled by a farmer 
shall be deemed to be registered under the provisions of this 
section only when it is operated within the commonwealth, 
and all motor vehicles or trailers owned by such owner-re- 
pairman which are in the process of being repaired, altered, 
equipped or transferred from one location to another and 
which are not being used during such time in the operation of 
the principal business of said owner-repairman shall be re- 
garded as registered under the general distinguishing num- 
ber or mark assigned to him, and all motor vehicles which 
are under the control of but not owned by such transporter 
while being deUvered by him under their own power shall be 
regarded as registered under the general distinguishing 
number or mark assigned to him; provided, that number 
plates, furnished as hereinafter provided, are properly dis- 
played thereon. The registrar shall, upon payment of the 
fee provided in section thirty-three, furnish at his office to 
every manufacturer, dealer, repairman, owner-repairman, 
transporter and farmer whose vehicles are registered in 
accordance with this section, such number of pairs of num- 
ber plates as he may request in writing of suitable design 
having displayed upon them the register number which is 
assigned to the vehicles of such manufacturer, dealer, re- 
pairman, owner-repairman, transporter or farmer, with a 
different letter or letters or mark on each pair of number 
plates, and, in addition, the registrar shall furnish to every 
transporter with each pair of number plates a corresponding 
certificate of registration. Number plates furnished here- 
under shall, except as provided by section nine, be valid 
only for the year for which they are issued. Every regis- 
tration under this section shall expire at midnight on Decem- 
ber thirty-first of each year. The word "dealer", for the 
purposes of the registration of motor vehicles or trailers 
under any provision of this chapter, may include, in the dis- 
cretion of the registrar, a person who is engaged in the busi- 
ness of financing the purchase of or insuring motor vehicles, 
but only in respect to such vehicles as such person may take 
in possession by foreclosure or subrogation of title and all the 
provisions of this chapter relating to certificates of registra- 
tion of dealers shall apply to certificates issued to such a per- 
son under this provision. Vehicles owned or controlled by a 



304 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 378. 



G. L. (Ter. 

Ed.), 90, 

§ 11, amended. 



Certificates 
of registra- 
tion. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 64A, 
§ 7, etc., 
amended. 



Excise, sale 
free from, 
etc. 



Reimburse- 
ment. 



farmer which are registered under a general distinguishing 
mark as provided herein shall not in any civil action for dam- 
ages be deemed a trespasser on the highway by reason of the 
fact that at the time of the accident the said vehicle was a 
greater distance than a radius of ten miles from the farm. 

Section 2. Section 1 1 of said chapter 90, as appearing in 
the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by striking out 
the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 
sentence : — Every person operating a motor vehicle shall 
have the certificate of registration for the vehicle and of the 
trailers, if any, and his Hcense to operate, upon his person or 
in the vehicle, in some easily accessible place, except that the 
certificates of registration of dealers and farmers need not so 
be carried. 

Section 3. The first sentence of section 7 of chapter 64 A 
of the General Laws, as amended by section 2 of chapter 492 
of the acts of 1948, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "highways", in line 5, the words: — whether 
or not such vehicles are registered under the provisions of sec- 
tion five of chapter ninety, — so as to read as follows: — Any 
person who shall buy any fuel, on which an excise has been 
paid or is chargeable under this chapter, and shall consume 
the same in any manner except in the operation of motor ve- 
hicles upon or over highways, whether or not such vehicles are 
registered under the provisions of section five of chapter 
ninety, shall be reimbursed the amount of said excise in the 
manner and subject to the conditions herein provided. 

Approved May 81, 1952. 



Chap. S7S An Act changing the bag limits and legal lengths of 

CERTAIN FISH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Edt' 13^' Section 1. Section 45 of chapter 131 of the General Laws 

§ 45,' etc.,' is hereby amended by striking out the table, as amended by 
amended. gectiou 1 of chapter 109 of the acts of 1948, and inserting in 

place thereof the following table : — 



Spectes. 



Daily 



Minimum 

Legal 

Length 

(Inches). 



Open Season. 



Black bass 
White perch 
Pickerel 
Pike perch 
Salmon . 
Yellow perch 
Northern pike 
Horned pout 



July 1 
April 15 
April 15 
April 15 
April 15 
April 15 
April 15 
April 15 



to Feb. 15, 
to Feb. 15, 
to Feb. 15, 
to Feb. 15, 
to July 31. 
to Feb. 15, 
to Feb. 15, 
to Feb. 15, 



inclusive 
inclusive 
inclusive 
inclusive 
inclusive 
inclusive 
inclusive 
inclusive 



Acts, 1952. —Chap. 379. 305 

Section 2. The next to the last paragraph of said section g. l. (Ter. 
45 of said chapter 131, as amended by section 2 of said chap- f Is.'eu;^' 
ter 109, is hereby further amended by striking out, in Hne 3, amended. 
the word "twenty" and inserting in place thereof the Avord: 
— thirty, — so as to read as follows: — 

No person shall in any one calendar day, except as pro- Taking of 
vided in section forty-eight, take or have in his possession rlguk'ted!*'' 
more than thirty fish in the aggregate of all kinds, exclusive 
of com.mon sunfish specifically known as Eupomotis Gihhosus, 
bluegills, suckers, eels and carp, from the inland waters of 
the commonwealth. Approved May SI, 1952. 



An Act relative to membership in the state-boston (JJidj) 379 

RETIREMENT SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 
five hundred and twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
forty-seven, any employee of the city of Boston or of the 
county of Suffolk, who, on the effective date of this act is a 
member of the Boston retirement system established under 
chapter five hundred and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two, may become a member of the 
State-Boston retirement system by filing with the Boston 
retirement board, within and not later than sixty days from 
the effective date of this act, an application on a prescribed 
form for membership in the State-Boston retirement system. 
No person becoming a member of the State-Boston retirement 
system under this section shall be entitled to full credit for 
service rendered prior to the date of his becoming such mem- 
ber unless, within six months from the effective date of this 
act or such further time as the Boston retirement board, in 
the event of obvious hardship, may, in its discretion, allow, 
he shall have paid into the annuity savings fund of the State- 
Boston retirement system, in one sum, or in instalments upon 
such terms and conditions as said retirement board may pre- 
scribe, make-up payments of a sum equal to the difference 
between the contributions he has made to the Boston retire- 
ment system since January first, nineteen hundred and forty- 
seven, and the contributions he would have made had he 
joined the State-Boston retirement system on that date, 
together with regular interest thereon. Upon the completion 
of such make-up payments such member shall be entitled to 
all creditable service to which he would have been entitled 
had he joined the State-Boston retirement system when first 
eligible to become a member. 

Section 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of said chap- 
ter five hundred and twenty, any person who on February 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, was, and contin- 
uously since then has been, an employee as defined in para- 
graph (6) of section two of chapter five hundred and twenty- 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, as 



306 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 379. 

amended by section five of chapter four hundred and nine of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, and who on 
the effective date of this act is neither a member of the Bos- 
ton retirement system nor a member of the State-Boston 
retirement system, may become a member of the State- 
Boston retirement system by fihng with the Boston retire- 
ment board, within and not later than sixty days from the 
effective date of this act, an apphcation on a prescribed form 
for membership in the State-Boston retirement system. No 
person becoming a member of the State-Boston retirement 
system under this section shall be entitled to full credit for 
service rendered prior to the date of his becoming such mem- 
ber unless, within three years from the effective date of this 
act or such further time as the Boston retirement board, in 
the event of obvious hardship, may, in its discretion, allow, 
he shall have paid into the annuity savings fund of the State- 
Boston retirement system, in one sum, or in instalments upon 
such terms and conditions as said retirement board may pre- 
scribe, make-up payments in a sum equal to the aggregate of 
(a) the amount which, if he had become a member of the 
Boston retirement system on February first, nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-three, his accumulated deductions would 
total at the time of his becoming a member of the State- 
Boston retirement system under this section, together with 
regular interest thereon from the date of his becoming a mem- 
ber of the State-Boston retirement system, and (6) the differ- 
ence between the contributions he would have made to the 
Boston retirement system since January first, nineteen hun- 
dred and forty-seven, and the contributions he would have 
made had he joined the State-Boston retirement system on 
that date, together with regular interest on such difference. 
Upon the completion of such make-up payments such mem- 
ber shall be entitled to all creditable service to which he 
would have been entitled had he joined the State-Boston re- 
tirement system when first eligible to become a member. 

Section 3. In the event any retirement allowance be- 
comes effective for any person becoming a member of the 
State-Boston retirement system under either section one or 
section two of this act before the completion of the make-up 
payments prescribed by such section, such person shall, in 
addition to credit for his actual membership service, be en- 
titled to credit for that proportion of his service rendered 
prior to the date of his becoming a member of the State- 
Boston retirement system which the total amount of his 
make-up payments actually made, exclusive of interest 
accruing thereon after the date of his becoming a member, 
bears to the total amount of what his make-up pajrments 
would have been had he made payment thereof m one sum 
on the date of his becoming a member. 

Section 3A. The provisions of section one shall, not- 
withstanding any provision of general or special law to the 
contrary, be applicable to any person who on January first, 
nineteen hundred and fifty-two was an employee of the city 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 380, 381, 382. 307 

of Boston or county of Suffolk and a member of the Boston 
retirement system and who, between said first day of Janu- 
ary and the effective date of this act, shall have reached the 
age of compulsory retirement, whether or not any retirement 
allowance had become effective or had been paid between 
said dates. 

Section 4. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance during the current year by the city council of said 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not other- 
wise. Approved May 31, 1952. 

An Act making a corrective change in the law rela- (7/iap.380 

TIVE TO subversive ORGANIZATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 18 of chapter 264 of the General Laws, inserted Edo'^wT" 
by section 3 of chapter 805 of the acts of 1951, is hereby |j^^^|^-' 
amended by striking out, in the last line, the word " , twenty- 
two". Approved May SI, 1952. 

An Act making certain provisions of the retirement Qhav.ZSX 

LAWS applicable TO THE PENSION RIGHTS OF GEORGE J. 
O'CONNELL, A RETIRED FIREMAN OF THE CITY OF SPRING- 
FIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

For the purpose of promoting the public good, and not- 
withstanding the provisions of any general or special law, 
the provisions of sections eighty-one A and eighty-one B 
of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws are hereby made 
applicable to the pension rights of George J. O'Connell, a 
retired fireman of the city of Springfield. 

Approved May 31, 1952. 



An Act providing that certain members of retire- 
ment SYSTEMS established FOR INCORPORATED HOUS- 
ING authorities be ALLOWED CREDIT FOR SERVICE IN 
UNINCORPORATED HOUSING COMMITTEES TAKEN OVER BY 
SAID AUTHORITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Any person formerly employed by an unin- 
corporated housing committee who became or becomes an 
employee of a housing authority established under the pro- 
visions of section twenty-six L of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-one of the General Laws and a member of the re- 
tirement system established for the employees of said au- 
thority as set forth in paragraph (a) of subdivision (5) of 
section twenty-eight of chapter thirty-two of the General 
Laws, by reason of the taking over by such authority of any 
enterprise or project controlled and operated by such unin- 
corporated housing committee, may, in addition to the 



Chap.3S2 



308 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 383, 384. 

creditable service allowable to any member under the pro- 
visions of sections one to twenty-eight, inclusive, of said 
chapter thirty-two, count as creditable service all service 
rendered by him while employed by such unincorporated 
housing committee; provided, that he pays into the annuity 
savings fund of the retirement system in one sum, or in in- 
stalments upon such terms and conditions as the retirement 
board may prescribe, such amounts as he would have paid if 
he had been a member of the retirement system during the 
time he was employed by such unincorporated housing com- 
mittee, together with regular interest thereon. 

Section 2. The provisions of this act shall apply to all 
persons retired prior to and after the effective date of this 
act. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect in a city upon its 
acceptance by vote of the city council, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter, and in a town upon its acceptance by 
vote of the inhabitants at a town meeting. 

Approved Maij SI, 1952. 

Chap. 383 An Act relative to investments by the trustees of 

THE PROPRIETORS OF CEDAR GROVE CEMETERY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 8 of chapter 237 of the acts of 1887 is 
hereby amended by striking out, in lines 21 to 24, inclusive, 
the words "And any sums of money so received by said trus- 
tees shall be, and any other funds in their hands may be by 
them invested in savings banks, and in any securities in 
which savings banks are authorized to invest.", — and in- 
serting in place thereof the words : — Said board of trustees 
is hereby authorized to invest any sums of money received 
by them as such trustees, or which shall be in their hands as 
such trustees, in any securities or investments in which, un- 
der the laws of the commonwealth, trustees appointed by 
courts of the commonwealth are now, or may hereafter be, 
authorized or permitted to invest. 

Section 2. Nothing in this act shall be deemed to affect 
the validity of any investments of funds made by said board 
of trustees prior to the effective date of this act. 

Approved May 31, 1952. 

Chap. 384: An Act designating the traffic circle at felton street 

AND THE FRANK P. BENNETT HIGHWAY IN THE TOWN OF 
SAUGUS AS THE ARTHUR DeFRANZO CIRCLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The traffic circle located at the intersection of Felton street 
and the Frank P. Bennett highway in the town of Saugus shall 
be designated and kno^\Tl as the Arthur DeFranzo Circle. 
The department of public works is hereby authorized and 
directed to erect and maintain thereat a suitable marker 
bearing said designation. Approved May 31, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 385. 309 



An Act to eliminate certain trade abuses in the sale Chap.S85 

AND distribution OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 138 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. (Ter. 
striking out section 25B, as amended by chapter 261 of the § 25b, etc., 
acts of 1950, and inserting in place thereof the following sec- amended. 
tion: — Section 25B. (a) No brand of alcohoUc beverages Saie and 
shall be sold within the commonwealth to a wholesaler or ofaicohonc 
retailer, and no manufacturer or wholesaler shall sell, offer ^^"^^l^^^^' 
for sale, solicit any order for, or advertise, any alcohohc Minimum 
beverages, the container of which bears a label stating the consumer 

111 c 1 1 11 prices must 

brand or the name or the owner or producer, unless a sched- be filed 
ule of minimum consumer prices for each such brand of *° ^^ '^ ^ ' 
alcohohc beverages shall first have been filed with the com- 
mission and is then in effect. 

(6) Each of the schedules hereinafter referred to shall be 
in writing, duly verified, and filed in the number of copies and 
form as required by the commission, and shall contain, with 
respect to each item, the exact brand or trade name, capacit}'' 
of package, nature of contents, age and proof where stated 
on the label, the percentage and type of spirits where stated 
on the label, the minimum consumer resale price of a bottle 
and of a case, but not a multiple of a bottle price or a case 
price or a fraction of a case price, which prices shall be uni- 
form throughout the commonwealth. 

(c) Such schedule shall be filed by (1) the manufacturer 
or wholesaler who owns such brand, if licensed by the com- 
mission; or (2) a wholesaler selling such brand who is ap- 
pointed in writing by the brand owner as exclusive agent for 
the purpose of filing such schedule, if the brand owner is not 
licensed by the commission; or (3) any wholesaler, with the 
approval of the commission, in the event that the owner of 
such brand does not file or is unable to file a schedule or 
designate an agent for such purpose. 

(d) The first schedule shall be filed on or before a date to 
be fixed by the commission, and the prices therein shall be- 
come effective on a date to be fixed by the commission and 
shall remain in effect for a period, not exceeding four months, 
to be fixed by the commission. Subsequent schedules shall 
be filed at the times and for the periods hereinafter set forth 
and shall be effective during the periods hereinafter set 
forth: — 

FILING DATES. EFFECTIVE DATES. 

July 1-10 September l-October 31 

September 1-10 November 1-December 31 

November 1-10 January l-February 28 

January 1-10 March l-April 30 

March 1-10 Mav 1-June 30 

May 1-10 ■ July l-August 31 

provided, however, that nothing contained herein shall re- 
quire any manufacturer or wholesaler to file a schedule of 



310 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 385. 

minimum consumer resale prices for any brand of alcoholic 
beverages offered for sale or sold (1) to a retailer under a 
brand which is owned exclusively by such retailer and sold 
within the commonwealth exclusively by such retailer; (2) 
to a church, synagogue or reUgious organization under a 
brand which is owned exclusively by such manufacturer or 
wholesaler, if authorized to sell wdne to such persons and 
such wine is sold exclusively to such persons; (3) to on- 
premises retailers under a brand which is owned exclusively 
by such manufacturer or wholesaler and is sold by such 
manufacturer or wholesaler exclusively to such retailers for 
consumption on the premises. 

No such fihng, however, shall take effect unless within 
thirty days thereafter the commission has approved the said 
prices as not being excessive, inadequate, or unfairly dis- 
criminatory. 

(e) Within ten days after the fiUng of each such schedule 
the commission shall make it or a composite thereof available 
for inspection by licensees. All such schedules so filed shall 
be subject to pubUc inspection from the time that they are 
required to be made available for inspection by licensees. 
Each manufacturer and wholesaler shall retain in his licensed 
premises a copy of his filed schedules, and shall, as soon as 
practicable after the tenth day of the month in which such 
schedules are filed, compile, publish and mail to each re- 
tailer authorized to sell alcoholic beverages for off-premises 
consumption, a list, to be designated "minimum consumer 
resale price list". Such list, as then in effect, shall be con- 
spicuously displayed within the interior of the licensed prem- 
ises where sales are made and where they can be readily in- 
spected by consumers. 

(/) No Ucensee authorized to sell alcoholic beverages at 
retail for off-premises consumption shall sell, offer to sell, 
soHcit an order for, or advertise, any alcoholic beverages at a 
price less than the minimum consumer resale price then in 
effect, unless written permission of the commission is granted 
for good cause shown and for reasons not inconsistent with 
the purposes of this section and under such terms and con- 
ditions as the commission deems necessary. 

(g) The commission is hereby authorized to make rules 
which are necessary (1) to prevent circumvention of the pro- 
visions of this section by the offering or giving of any rebate, 
allowance, free goods, discount or any other thing or service 
of value; (2) to permit the withdrawal of, an addition to, a 
deletion from, or an amendment of any schedule containing 
the minimum consumer retail price or a modification of 
prices therein, when not inconsistent with the purposes of 
this section, whenever necessary to avoid practical difficul- 
ties or unnecessary hardships to any licensee affected by 
this section or because of acts or circumstances beyond the 
control of such Ucensee, and under such terms and conditions 
as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this section; 
(3) to permit the sale at a price less than the minimum con- 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 386. 311 

sumer resale price of alcoholic beverages which are damaged 
or deteriorated in quality, or the closeout of a brand for the 
purpose of discontinuing its sale, under such terms and con- 
ditions as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this sec- 
tion; (4) to permit the sale by a retailer of a brand of al- 
coholic beverages for which a schedule of minimum consumer 
resale prices has not been and cannot be filed, whenever 
necessary to avoid practical difficulties or unnecessary hard- 
ships to any licensee affected by this section or because of 
acts or circumstances beyond the control of such Ucensee, 
and under such terms and conditions as are necessary to 
carry out the purposes of this section. 

All schedules filed pursuant to this section shall be subject 
to pubUc inspection from the time that they are required to 
be made available for inspection by licensees, and shall not 
be considered confidential. For the violation of any pro- 
vision of this section or any rule or regulation duly promul- 
gated under this section, the commission may suspend a 
Ucense as follows : — for a first offence, not exceeding six 
days suspension of license; for a second offence, not exceed- 
ing fifteen days suspension of hcense; and for each subse- 
quent offence, thirty days suspension of license. Each 
manufacturer and wholesaler shall retain in his hcensed 
premises for inspection by Ucensees a copy of his filed sched- 
ules as then in effect. The commission may make such 
rules and regulations as shall be appropriate to carry out the 
purposes of this section. For the purpose of this section 
alcohoUc beverages shall not include malt beverages. 

Approved May 31, 1962. 

An Act defining "agriculture" and "farming". Chap.SSQ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 128 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. (Ter. 
inserting after section 1 the following section : — Sec- new § ia', 
tion lA. "Agriculture" and "farming" shall include farm- f.*^*^^"- 
ing in all its branches and the cultivation and tillage of the ancr'far^^ 
soil, dairying, the production, cultivation, growing and har- "^8"' defined, 
vesting of any agricultural, floricultural or horticultural 
commodities, the raising of Uvestock, bees, fur-bearing ani- 
mals or poultry, and any practices, including any forestry 
or lumbering operations, performed by a farmer, who is 
hereby defined as one engaged in agriculture or farming as 
herein defined, or on a farm as an incident to or in conjunc- 
tion with such farming operations, including preparation for 
market, delivery to storage or to market or to carriers for 
transportation to market. Approved May 31, 1952. 



312 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 387, 388, 389, 390. 



C hap. S87 An Act further regulating inspection and sale of 

MEAT, FISH, VEGETABLES, PRODUCE, FRUIT OR PROVISIONS 
OF ANY KIND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The second paragraph of section 146 of chapter 94 of the 
General Laws, as appearing in the Tercentenary Edition, is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "forth" in Une 
15 the following sentences: — The department of pubUc 
health may, from time to time, review such rules and regu- 
lations and if, in the opinion of the department such rules and 
regulations have become no longer practical or reasonable, the 
department may declare such rules and regulations null and 
void. The local boards of health may then revise the rules 
and regulations and submit the revision for approval to the 
department in the manner described above. 

Approved May SI, 1952. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 94, 
§ 146, 
amended. 

Rules and 
regulations 
of the de- 
partment of 
public health. 



C/iap. 388 Aj^ Act increasing the fee for a certificate of mu- 
nicipal LIENS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 23 of chapter 60 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the fourth sentence, as appearing 
in section 1 of chapter 197 of the acts of 1932, and inserting 
in place thereof the following sentence : — Such collector of 
taxes shall charge two dollars for each certificate so issued, 
and the money so received shall be paid into the town treas- 
ury. Approved May SI, 1962. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 60, § 23, 
etc., amended. 



Fee for 
certificate of 
municipal 
liens. 



C/ia7).389 An Act relative to certain loans for public school 

BUILDINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The fourth paragraph of section 8 of chapter 645 of the 
acts of 1948, as appearing in chapter 447 of the acts of 1951, 
is hereby amended by striking out the fourth sentence. 

Approved May 31, 1962. 



Chap. 390 An Act providing for the assignment of quarters in 

THE STATE HOUSE FOR THE USE OF THE POLISH-AMERICAN 
VETERANS OF MASSACHUSETTS, INC. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 8 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 17, as most recently amended by chapter 
300 of the acts of the current year, and inserting in place 
thereof the following section: — Section 17. There shall be 
set apart and suitably furnished a room or rooms in the state 
house for the use of the Massachusetts department of The 



G. L. (Ter. 
E.I.), 8, § 17, 
etc., amended. 



Quarters in 
state house 
for use of 
Polish- 
American 



Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 391, 392. 313 

American Legion, of the United Spanish War Veterans, of Masla^hufetts. 
the Disabled American Veterans of the Worid War, of the inc. 
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, of the 
American Veterans of Worid War II, AMVETS, of the 
Veterans of Indian Wars, of Itahan American World War 
Veterans of the United States, Inc., Department of Massachu- 
setts, of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States, De- 
partment of Massachusetts, Inc., and of the PoHsh- American 
Veterans of Massachusetts, Inc., respectively, such room or 
rooms to be under the charge of the state commanders of 
the respective departments, subject to this chapter. The 
headquarters thus established for each of the aforesaid de- 
partments shall be used for storing and preserving the records 
and other property of the department and rehcs and memen- 
tos of the World wars and the Spanish war. 

Approved May 31, 1952. 

An Act further regulating the leasing of quarters (7/^^^ 39 ■[ 
outside the state house used by state agencies. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section lOA of chapter 8 of the General Laws is hereby g. l. (Ter. 
amended by inserting before the sentence added by chapter ^l^amended." 
585 of the acts of 1946 the following paragraph: — 

Whenever any such lease contains a renewal clause or an Leasing ot 
option to renew, any renewal thereof shall not be exercised ters'^b" stLTe" 
unless approved in like manner as the original lease, before ^^''^^{l^^'^ 
the termination of each such lease, but in any event not '^^^' 
earlier than three months prior to the expiration of such 
lease. Approved May 31, 1952. 



An Act to provide for the proper application of money (7/^,^7?. 392 
in the special fund for military service credit in 
the case of veterans who withdraw from a retire- 
ment system or who die before any retirement al- 
lowance becomes effective. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 22 of chapter 32 of the General Laws is hereby g. l. (Ter.^ 
amended by striking out paragraph (c) of subdivision (4), etc^! amended. 
as most recently amended by chapter 407 of the acts of 1951, 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — 

(c) In the event of the withdrawal from the system of any AppUpation 
member who is a veteran for whom a liability has been estab- service'"'''^^ 
Ushed in the special fund for miUtary service credit, or in the "^dit funds. 
event of his death before any retirement allowance becomes 
effective for him, any amount being held to the credit of his 
account in the special fund for military service credit shall be 
released and shall be used to reduce the amount of the next 
appropriation for the pension fund of the govermnental unit 
or units which paid to establish the military service credit for 
him, in the proportions originally paid by each unit for that 



314 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 393. 

purpose; provided, that if such member shall later be rein- 
stated in the system or become a member of another retire- 
ment system, and shall deposit in full the amount he with- 
drew with accumulated interest, said governmental unit or 
units shall add the amount of such reduction, with regular 
interest, to the amount of its or their next appropriation for 
the special fund for military service credit ; and further pro- 
vided, that if the person is a member of the teachers ' retire- 
ment system, the whole or portion of the said amount, as the 
case may be, which was paid by a city or town shall be re- 
turned to the city or town with accumulated interest, and 
the portion, if any, of the said amount which was paid by the 
commonwealth shall be transferred to the pension fund of 
said system. If a former member of said system, on whose 
account such an adjustment has been made, is later rein- 
stated a member of said system, and returns in full the 
amount he withdrew with accumulated interest, the city 
or town which received the refund as provided above shall 
be notified, and it shall pay to the special fund for military 
service credit of said system the amount it received from said 
fund, with accumulated interest at three per cent to the date 
of payment to said fund, and the portion, if any, which was 
transferred to the pension fund of said system shall be trans- 
ferred from said pension fund with three per cent accumu- 
lated interest to the said special fund for military service 
credit, and these amounts shall again be held for the credit 
of the member, to be used only for retirement purposes. 

Approved May 81, 1952. 

Chap. 393 An Act authorizing the town of maynard to establish 

A BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS EXERCISING THE POWERS OF 
CERTAIN OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND TOWN OFFICERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There shall be established in the town of 
Maynard a board of pubhc works, hereinafter called the 
board, to consist of three members. The initial members 
thereof shall be elected one to serve for one year, one for 
two years, and one for three years, from the date of the 
annual town election at which they are elected, and there- 
after, when the term of any member expires, his successor 
shall be elected to serve for three years. In all cases the 
members shall serve until their successors are qualified. The 
members of the board shall, forthwith after each annual 
town election, elect one of their members to act as chairman 
for the ensuing year. In case of a vacancy, the remaining 
members of the board, if they constitute a quorum, may fill 
such vacancy until the next annual town election, when a 
new member shall be elected to fill the unexpired term. 
The members of the board shall receive such compensation 
for their services as the town may determine. 

Section 2. Upon the quaUfication of the initial members 
of the board, the board shall have all the powers, rights and 



Acts, 1952. —Chap. 393. 315 

duties now or from time to time vested by general or special 
law in the following departments and offices in said town, 
to wit: water department, sewer department, highway de- 
partment, moth department, cemetery department, tree 
warden, trustees of Memorial Park and trustees of John A. 
Crowe Park and such departments and offices shall there- 
upon be abohshed during such time as this act is in effect as 
to them, respectively. The board shall also have the rights, 
powers and liabifities with respect to the operation and main- 
tenance of the town dump now vested in the board of health. 
No contracts or Uabilities in force on the date when this act 
becomes fully effective shall be affected by such aboUtion, 
but the board shall in all respects be the lawful successor of 
the departments and offices so abolished. 

Section 3. The board shall, as soon as practicable, ap- 
point, and shall have the power to remove, a superintendent 
of public works responsible to the board. The superintend- 
ent shall have full authority for carrying out the policies of 
the board in the operation of the board. Pending the ap- 
pointment of a superintendent, the board may appoint an 
acting superintendent. The compensation of the superin- 
tendent or acting superintendent shall be fixed by the board, 
subject to appropriations therefor voted by the town, except 
that the compensation of the superintendent first appointed 
under this act shall, for the first year of his tenure of office, 
be fixed by the board of selectmen. He shall be speciallj'' 
fitted by education, training and experience to perform the 
duties of such office. He need not be a resident of the town 
when appointed, but shall be a resident during his tenure in 
office. Before entering upon the duties of his office, he shall 
be sworn to the faithful and impartial performance thereof, 
and he shall, if required by the board, execute a bond in 
favor of the town for the faithful performance of his duties 
in such sum or sums and with such surety or sureties as may 
be fixed by the board. If a surety company is selected, the 
premium therefor shall be paid by the town. During his 
tenure he shall hold no other elective or appointive office, 
nor shall he be engaged in any other business or occupation. 
He shall appoint such staff of assistants, clerks, employees 
and laborers as he deems necessary, with the approval of the 
board, and he shall have the authority, with hke approval, 
to remove them. He shall keep a full and complete record 
of all the doings of his office, and shall render to the board 
such reports as it may require. He shall keep the board 
fully informed and advised of the needs of the town within 
the scope of his duties, and he shall furnish it with a fully 
prepared and detailed estimate in writing, before November 
twenty-first of each year, of the appropriations required 
during the ensuing year for the proper conduct of the board. 
Each budget shall show segregated amounts for personal 
services, labor pay rolls, new equipment and other expenses, 
or the budget may be further segregated in such detail as 
may be required by the board. 



316 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 393. 

Section 4. This act shall be submitted to the registered 
voters of the town of Maynard for acceptance at the biennial 
state election in the current year, in the form of the follow- 
ing question which shall be placed on the official ballot to be 
used in said town at said election: — "Shall an act passed by 
the General Court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
two, entitled 'An Act authorizing the town of Maynard to 
establish a board of public works exercising the powers of 
certain other departments and town officers' be accepted?" 
If a majority of the votes cast in answer to such question is 
in the affirmative, this act shall become fully effective begin- 
ning with, and for the purposes of, the annual town election 
in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-three. If a majority 
of the votes so cast is not in the affirmative, said question 
shall be placed on the official ballot to be used for the elec- 
tion of town officers at the annual town election in the year 
nineteen hundred and fifty-three. If a majority of the votes 
cast in answer to said question at said town election is in 
the affirmative, this act shall become fully effective beginning 
with, and for the purposes of the annual town election in the 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-four. If this act is not ac- 
cepted as provided herein, it shall become null and void. 

Section 5. At any time after the expiration of three 
years from the date on which this act is accepted and not 
less than sixty days before the date of the next biennial state 
election, ten per cent of the qualified voters of the town may 
petition the state secretary that the question of revoking 
such acceptance be submitted to the voters at such state 
election. Thereupon the state secretary shall cause the fol- 
lowing question to be printed on the official ballot to be used 
at such state election in said town: — "Shall the acceptance 
by the town of Maynard of an act passed by the general 
court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-two, entitled 
*An Act authorizing the town of Maynard to establish a 
board of public works exercising the powers of certain other 
departments and town officers' be revoked?" If such revo- 
cation is favored by a majority of the voters voting thereon 
the acceptance of this act shall be revoked and this act shall 
become null and void beginning with the annual town meet- 
ing next following such vote, at which meeting the registered 
voters of the town shall elect by ballot all elective officers 
and boards whose election was required prior to the accept- 
ance of this act. All town officers holding office under this 
act shall continue to hold office until their successors are 
duly qualified. The said revocation shall not affect any con- 
tract or liability then created or existing. All general laws 
respecting town administration and town officers, and any 
special laws relative to said town, the operation of which has 
been suspended or superseded by the acceptance of this act, 
shall be revived by such revocation and shall continue to be 
in full force and effect. Any by-law inconsistent with such 
special or general laws shall be revoked thereby. 

Approved May 31, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 394, 395. 317 



An Act providing for annual reports by the state Chav.S94: 

ADVISORY COUNCIL OF THE DIVISION OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 62 of chapter 151A of the General Laws, as appear- g l. (Ter. 
ing in section 1 of chapter 685 of the acts of 1941, is hereby ^^d'.etl!"' 
amended by striking out, in Une 13, the word "biennially" amended. 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — annually. 

Approved May SI, 1952. 



An Act authorizing domestic life insurance companies Chav.^^^ 
TO retain for investment purposes real property 

ACQUIRED IN SATISFACTION OF DEBT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 64 of chapter 175 of the General Laws is hereby g. l. (Xer. 
amended by striking out the third paragraph, as most re- §'64,'eVc^,' 
cently amended by section 2 of chapter 269 of the acts of amended. 
1947, and inserting in place thereof the following para- 
graph : — 

No domestic company hereafter acquiring title to real Pf°T^^f,^!.';„„„ 
estate under the conditions of any mortgage owned by it, companies 
or by purchase or set-off on execution upon judgment for ?" hoTd'"' 
debts due it previously contracted in the course of its busi- pro*pe"ty7or 
ness, or by other process in settlement for debts, shall hold investment 
it for a longer period than five years without the written per- p^p°^®^- 
mission of the commissioner, provided, however, that within 
said period or any extension thereof such company may, 
upon written notice to the commissioner, elect to hold such 
property pursuant to section sixty-six B, in which event 
thereafter such property shall not be subject to the limita- 
tions of this section but shall be subject to the provisions of 
said section sixty-six B and for the purposes of said section 
sixty-six B the original cost or value of such property so ac- 
quired shall be deemed to be the book value at the time of 
election or the appraised value at such time, whichever is 
less. Except as provided herein, and except as authorized 
by sections sixty-six A and sixty-six B of this chapter and 
sections seven A and eighteen of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-one A, no such company shall hold real estate except 
to the extent that may be necessary for its convenient ac- 
commodation in the transaction of its business and then 
only to an amount not exceeding ten per centum of its in- 
vested assets, including cash in banks, as shown by its last 
annual statement to the commissioner. 

Approved May 31, 1952. 



318 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 396, 397, 398. 



CAap. 396 ^ -^CT INCREASING THE FEE FOR PHYSICIANS AUTHORIZED 
TO MAKE MENTAL EXAMINATIONS IN CERTAIN PRISONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The second paragraph of section 102 of chapter 123 of the 
General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 459 of 
the acts of 1947, is hereby further amended by striking out, 
in Une 3, the word "five" and inserting in place thereof the 
word: — seven, — so as to read as follows: — 

The person who makes such examination of a prisoner 
hereunder shall, if he is not a salaried officer of the depart- 
ment, receive seven dollars for each examination and twenty 
cents for each mile travelled one way which shall be paid from 
the annual appropriation of the institution in which the 
prisoner is examined. Approved May SI, 1952. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 123, 
§ 102, etc., 
amended. 



Fees and 
travel allow- 
anoe.s for 
certain 
physiciana. 



Chap.S97 "^N Act providing for the reimbursement by the com- 
monwealth TO TOWNS conducting CLASSES FOR BLIND 
CHILDREN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 33 of chapter 69 of the General Laws, inserted by 
section 7 of chapter 673 of the acts of 1951, is hereby amended 
Reimbursement by adding at the end the following sentence : — Any town 
ooniiifonweaith. in which such classes are so conducted shall be reimbursed 
by the commonwealth for the reasonable cost and mainte- 
nance of such classes, including the necessary traveling ex- 
penses of the pupils. Approved May 81, 1952. 



G. L. (Ter. 
EL), 69, § 33. 
etc., amended. 



C/iap. 398 An Act increasing the charges and fees added to 

TAXES AND COLLECTED AS A PART THEREOF. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 60, § 1.5, 
etc., amended. 



Interest, 
charges and 
fees for 
colleetion 
of delinquent 
taxes. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 60 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 15, as most recently amended by chapter 
179 of the acts of 1943, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 15. Except as provided in sec- 
tion fifteen A, the following interest, charges and fees, and no 
other, when accrued, shall severally be added to the amount 
of the tax and collected as a part thereof: — 

1. For interest, as provided by law; 

2. For each written demand provided for by law, thirty- 
five cents; 

3. For preparing advertisement of sale or taking, fifty 
cents for each parcel of real estate included in the advertise- 
ment; 

4. For advertisement of sale or taking in newspaper, the 
cost thereof; 

5. For posting notices of sale or taking, fifty cents for each 
parcel of real estate included in the notice; 

6. For affidavit, twenty-five cents for each parcel of land 
included therein; 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 399. 319 

7. For recording affidavit, one dollar for each parcel of 
land included therein; 

8. For preparing deed or instrument of taking, two dollars; 

9. For the issuance and delivery of a warrant to an officer, 
j&fty cents; 

10. For notice to the dehnquent that warrant has been 
issued, one dollar; 

11. For exhibiting a warrant or deUvering a copy thereof 
to the delinquent or his representative or leaving it at his 
last and usual place of abode or of business, before and with- 
out distraint or arrest, three dollars; 

12. For distraining goods of the delinquent, two dollars 
and the necessary cost thereof; 

13. For the custody and safekeeping of the distrained goods 
of the delinquent, not more than three dollars for each day 
of not more than eight hours for the keeper while he is in 
charge, and one dollar a day for the officer, for a period not 
exceeding seven days, together with the expense of packing, 
storage, labor and towing or teaming, and other necessary 
expenses; 

14. For selling goods distrained, the cost thereof; 

15. For arresting the body, two dollars, and a sum, not 
exceeding five dollars, for travel, at the rate of ten cents per 
mile, from the office of the collector to the place where the 
arrest is made; 

16. For custody of the body arrested, if payment of the 
delinquent tax is not made forthwith, three dollars, and in 
addition thereto travel at the rate of ten cents per mile from 
the place of arrest to the jail, or, if pajonent is made before 
commitment to jail, for the distance from the place where 
arrest is made to the place where payment is made; 

17. For service of demand and notice under section fifty- 
three, if served in the manner required by law for the service 
of subpoenas on witnesses in civil cases, fifty cents and travel 
at the rate of ten cents per mile from the office of the col- 
lector to the place where service is made, but in no event 
more than five dollars. 

The collector shall account to the town treasurer for all 
interest, charges and fees collected by him; but the town 
shall reimburse or credit him for all expenses incurred by 
him hereunder, including all lawful charges and fees paid or 
credited by him for collecting taxes. 

Approved May 31, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the city of Springfield to sell or 
otherwise dispose of certain land situated in the 
town of longmeadow and now held or used by said 
city for public park purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Springfield, by its board of park 
commissioners, may, by sale, exchange or otherwise, transfer 
and dispose of certain real property situated in the town of 



Chap.S99 



320 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 400, 401. 



Longmeadow and held or used by said city for public park 
purposes, said property being bounded and described as fol- 
lows: — Beginning at a stone bound on the west side of 
Dwight road extension in the tOAvn of Longmeadow, said 
stone being the southeast corner of land owned by the park 
department of the city of Springfield; thence running north 
TG** 36' 00" west a distance of nine hundred forty-two and 
seventy-three one-hundredths feet along land of Vernon L. 
and Mabee R. Merriam to an iron pipe; thence running 
south 78" 06' 50" east a distance of five hundred sixty-seven 
and ninety-three one-hundredths feet along land owned by 
the city of Springfield; thence south 74" 18' 30" east a dis- 
tance of three hundred seventy-five and thirty one-hun- 
dredths feet to the stone bound at the point of beginning, 
containing about seven thousand seventy square feet. 

Section 2. Chapter 81 of the acts of 1951 is hereby re- 
pealed. Approved May 31, 1952. 

Chap. 4-00 ^ ^CT RELATIVE TO THE EXCISE ON REGISTERED MOTOR 

VEHICLES AND TRAILERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 2 of chapter 60A of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after the fourth sentence, as appear- 
ing in section 2 of chapter 480 of the acts of 1938, the follow- 
ing sentence: — If an application for the registration of a 
motor vehicle or trailer contains a statement that the motor 
vehicle or trailer is customarily to be kept in any particular 
district, section or part of a city or town, the commissioner 
shall determine in what city or to^vn said district, section or 
part is located, and shall transmit the information to the 
assessors. Approved May 31, 1952. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 60A, § 2, 
etc., amended. 



Certain 
information 
on application 
for registration 
to be trans- 
mitted to 
assessors. 



C/ia». 401 -^N "^^"^ RELATIVE TO THE ACQUISITION OF LAND BY THE 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 81, § 3, 
amended. 



Acquisition 
of storage 
quarters by 
department 
of public 
works, 
authorized. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 3 of chapter 81 of the General Laws, as appearing 
in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by striking 
out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: — For the purpose of providing suitable quarters 
for the storage of supplies, the storage and repair of road 
rollers and other road machinery and tools and other equip- 
ment owned by the commonwealth and for the construction, 
operation and maintenance of inter-departmental communi- 
cations systems, the department may, subject to the ap- 
proval of the governor and council, take by eminent domain 
or acquire by purchase or gift land and buildings and con- 
struct or alter buildings or other structures on any land so 
acquired. Any person whose property has. been taken or in- 
jured by any action of the department under authority of 
this section may recover compensation therefor from the 
commonwealth under chapter seventy-nine. 

Approved June 4, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 402, 403. 321 



An Act restricting the use of lands abutting the Chap .402 

HIGHWAY NOW KNOWN AS ROUTE 2 IN THE TOWNS OF LINCOLN 
AND CONCORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, For the purpose of promoting the health, 
safety, convenience and welfare of the inhabitants of the 
commonwealth, the use of the land in the towns of Lincoln 
and Concord abutting the highway now known as Route 2, 
and extending back for two hundred feet from either side 
line of said highway, is hereby restricted to such uses as are 
lawfully permitted therein under the respective zoning by- 
laws of said towns in effect immediately prior to the effec- 
tive date of this act, such uses, however, to be subject to 
the restrictions of said by-laws. The restrictions in such 
by-laws in respect to the area of lots, frontage, the height 
and bulk of buildings, the set-back from the way fronted 
upon, and the width of side yards and rear yards in force 
immediately prior to the effective date of this act, so far as 
applicable to the land to which this act relates, shall remain 
in full force and effect. 

Section 2. This act shall become effective upon its ac- 
ceptance at annual town elections held in the towns of 
Lincoln and Concord prior to April thirtieth, nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-four. Approved June 4, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the city of peabody to appropri- 
ate money for, and pay, certain unpaid bills. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The city of Peabody is hereby authorized to 
appropriate money for the payment of, and to pay, such of 
the unpaid bills incurred during the year nineteen hundred 
and fifty-one, the total of such bills being seven thousand 
four hundred and six dollars and thirty-eight cents, as shown 
by a list filed in the office of the director of accounts in the 
department of corporations and taxation, as are legally un- 
enforceable against said city by reason of its failure to com- 
ply with the provisions of its charter, or by reason of the 
fact that no appropriation was available at the time of in- 
curring such bills. 

Section 2. No bill shall be paid under authority of this 
act unless and until a certificate has been signed and filed 
with the auditor of said city, stating under the penalties of 
perjury that the goods, materials or services for which such 
bill has been submitted were ordered by an official or em- 
ployee of said city, and that such goods and materials were 
deUvered and actually received by said city, or that such 
services were rendered to said city, or both. 

Section 3. Any person who knowingly files a certificate 
required by section two which is false, and who thereby 
receives payment for goods, materials or services which 
were not received by or rendered to said city, shall be pun- 



ChapAOS 



322 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 404, 405. 

ished by imprisonment for not more than one year or by a 
fine of not more than three hundred dollars, or both. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 6, 1952. 

ChapA04: An Act providing for an advisory board of the metro- 
politan TRANSIT AUTHORITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There is hereby established a board, to be 
known as the advisory board of the Metropolitan Transit 
Authority, consisting of the mayor of each city, and the 
chairman of the board of selectmen of each town, consti- 
tuting said authority. When requested by said board or 
by the trustees of said authority the members of the board 
hereby established may appear before said trustees with 
reference to matters pertaining to the character and extent 
of the services and faciUties furnished by said authority and 
pertaining to the fixing of rates of fare and charges for serv- 
ices furnished, for the purpose of enabling the members of 
said board to advise said trustees and to express to them their 
views and recommendations with respect to said matters. 

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

Approved June 6, 1952. 

Chap. 4:05 An Act authorizing the town of weymouth to receive 
and administer the property of the ashwood ceme- 
tery association in said town. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Ashwood Cemetery Association, in- 
corporated by chapter sixty-six of the acts of eighteen hun- 
dred and eighty-three and located in the town of Weymouth, 
hereinafter called the corporation, may, by deed duly exe- 
cuted, convey and transfer to said towTi, and said town, upon 
its acceptance of an offer of such conveyance and transfer 
by vote of the board of selectmen within six months of the 
effective date of this act, is hereby authorized and em- 
powered to receive, and thereafter to hold and maintain, but 
for cemetery purposes only, and subject to all rights hereto- 
fore existing in any burial lots, the real and personal property 
of the corporation not subject to any trust, and thereupon, 
and upon the transfer of the trust funds as hereinafter pro- 
vided, the corporation shall be dissolved; and the cemetery 
of the corporation shall be and become a pubhc burial place, 
ground or cemetery, and shall be under the jurisdiction and 
control of the said town under all apphcable provisions of 
general law. 

Section 2. In so far as authorized by a decree of a court 
of competent jurisdiction, and in compliance with the terms 
and conditions of such decree, said town, upon its acceptance 
of an offer of conveyance and transfer as provided in section 
one, may receive from the corporation a conveyance and 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 406. 323 

transfer of, and administer, all funds or other property held 
by the corporation in trust for the perpetual care of the lots 
in its cemetery and for other purposes, and also any property 
devised or bequeathed to the corporation under the will of 
^ny person living at the time of said transfer or conveyance 
or under the will of any deceased person not then probated. 
Interest and dividends accruing on funds deposited in trust 
with any savings bank under authority of section thirty-seven 
or section thirty-eight of chapter one hundred and sixty- 
eight of the General Laws, or with any other banking insti- 
tution, for the benefit of the corporation, or of any lots in its 
cemetery, may, after such conveyance, be paid by such bank 
or institution to the treasurer of said town; and upon such 
payment said treasurer shall use the same for the purposes 
of said trusts. 

Section 3. All real and personal property and property 
rights, acquired by said town from the corporation under 
authority of this act, shall be held and managed by said town 
in the same manner in which cities and towns are authorized 
by law to hold and manage property for cemetery purposes ; 
provided, that all rights which any persons have acquired in 
the cemetery of the corporation or any lots therein shall re- 
main in force to the same extent as if this act had not been 
passed and such transfer had not occurred. The records of 
the corporation shall be delivered to the clerk of said town 
and such clerk may certify copies thereof. 

Section 4. The action of the town of Weymouth in the 
year nineteen hundred and forty-seven in voting to accept a 
transfer of the Ashwood Cemetery Association and any funds 
invested for the care of the same is hereby ratified and con- 
firmed and shall have the same effect and validity as if sec- 
tion one had been in effect prior to the posting of the war- 
rant for said town meeting. Approved June 6, 1952. 



An Act establishing a minimum prison term for armed rjhn^ 406 

ROBBERY WHILE MASKED OR DISGUISED. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. Chapter 265 of the General Laws is hereby o. l. (Xer. 
amended by striking out section 17, as most recently amended f'{-^i ^^^i 
by section 1 of chapter 250 of the acts of 1943, and inserting amended.' 
in place thereof the following section: — Section 17. Who- Punishment 
ever, being armed with a dangerous weapon, assaults another robbe^'^whiie 
and robs, steals or takes from his person money or other masked or 
property which may be the subject of larceny shall be pun- '^^"'^^ ' 
ished by imprisonment in the state prison for life or for any 
term of years; provided, however, that any person who 
commits any offence described herein while masked or dis- 
guised or while having his features artificially distorted 
shall, for the first offence be sentenced to imprisonment for 
not less than five years and for any subsequent offence for 
not less than ten years. 



324 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 407, 408. 

Effective SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on October first in 

Application. the Current year and shall apply in the case of crimes com- 
mitted on or after said date; but the provisions of said sec- 
tion seventeen, as in effect immediately preceding said date, 
shall continue to apply in the case of crimes committed prior 
thereto. Ay-proved June 6, 1962. 

ChapA07 An Act authorizing the city of Springfield to sell or 

OTHERWISE DISPOSE OF CERTAIN LAND SITUATED IN SAID 
CITY AND NOW HELD OR USED BY SAID CITY FOR PUBLIC 
PARK PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloios: 

The city of Springfield is hereby authorized, through its 
mayor, to convey to Daniel E. Burbank by a deed without 
covenants, a certain parcel of unused park land, hereinafter 
described, in said city; provided, that the board of park 
commissioners of said city shall, bj'' vote at a regular meeting 
of said board, assent to such conveyance. Said unused land 
is bounded and described as follows: — A small section of a 
circle beginning at a point on the easterly line of Park drive 
about five hundred and fifty feet northerly from the inter- 
section of the easterly line of Park drive and the Long- 
meadow town line and at the point of intersection of the 
westerly line of land of said Daniel E. Burbank with said 
easterly line of Park drive; thence north eleven feet east 
by an old ditch and said land of said Burbank one hundred 
and seventy-seven and sixty-eight one hundredths feet; 
thence north 65° 02' west two and sixty-one one hundredths 
feet by said land of said Burbank to the easterly line of 
Park drive; thence southerly by said easterly line of Park 
drive, deflecting to the left, radius one hundred and fifty 
feet; one hundred and ninety and three one hundredths 
feet to the point of beginning. Approved June 6, 1952. 

Chap.4iOS An Act making certain changes in the law authorizing 

CERTAIN TYPES OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO TRAVEL UPON 
PUBLIC WAYS WITHOUT CERTAIN PERMITS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Bd^'90^" Section 19 A of chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby 

§ i'9A, etc., amended by striking out the last paragraph, added by 
amen . chapter 782 of the acts of 1951, and inserting in place thereof 

the follovNdng paragraph: — 

^biic'way^ Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, 

by certain nor any contrary provision of section thirty of chapter 

mot^or°^ eighty-five, a construction type motor vehicle having two 

reguiited axlcs, which vchiclc with its load weighs not more than 

twenty-three tons, or a construction type semi-trailer unit 

or motor vehicle having three axles, or a semi-trailer unit or 

motor vehicle having three axles while carrying liquid 

petroleum products, which vehicle with its load weighs not 

more than thirty tons, may travel on a pubhc way while 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 409. 325 

engaged in hauling construction materials or liquid petro- 
leum products without a permit as required by said section 
thirty of chapter eighty-five; provided, that the gross 
weight of such vehicle as operated does not exceed the gross 
vehicle weight rating as established by the original manu- 
facturer of the chassis; and provided, further, that the 
vehicle is duly registered in this commonwealth for such 
weight. The operator of such a vehicle shall at all times 
comply with the speed limitations as provided by section 
seventeen, subject to the further provision that any such 
vehicle whose gross weight, including its load, exceeds the 
maximum limits authorized by the first paragraph of this 
section shall not be operated at a speed in excess of thirty 
miles per hour on any way while its gross weight exceeds 
such maximum Umits. Approved June 6, 1952. 



An Act providing for certain changes in the town 
manager form of government in the town of middle- 
BOROUGH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 592 of the acts of 1920 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place 
thereof the following section : — Section 1 . The annual 
town meeting of the town of Middleborough shall be held 
on the third Monday of January. All matters to be con- 
sidered at the annual town meeting other than the election 
of town officers, the question of granting licenses for the 
sale of intoxicating liquors, and such other questions as may 
legally appear on the printed ballot shall be considered at 
an adjournment thereof to be held on the second Monday 
of March next at half past seven o'clock in the evening, 
and at adjournments thereof if required for the completion 
of the business. 

Section 2. Section 2 of said chapter 592 is hereby 
amended by striking out, in line 10, the words ", and shall 
receive no salary", — so that the third sentence will read as 
follows : — The selectmen shall serve until their successors 
are elected and have qualified. 

Section 3. Section 5 of said chapter 592, as appearing 
in section 1 of chapter 443 of the acts of 1935, is hereby 
amended by striking out the first and second paragraphs 
and inserting in place thereof the following two paragraphs: — 
The finance committee shall consider and advise as to all 
matters relating to proposed appropriations and the manner 
of raising the amounts appropriated, and shall report in 
writing at each town meeting on all articles in the warrant 
relating to the appropriation or borrowing of money or the 
indebtedness of the town, with the exception of its action 
on the annual budget. The committee may make recom- 
mendations in writing at any time to the town, or to the 
board of selectmen, relating to the financial affairs of the 
town. It shall submit to the town at the annual town meet- 



ChapAm 



326 Acts, 1952. —Chaps. 410, 411. 

ing a report showing appropriations recommended for each 
fund or department, the estimated income from all sources, 
exclusive of taxes on property and poll taxes, the amount 
required to meet charges for interest and maturing indebted- 
ness, and the estimated amount to be levied and raised by 
taxation to meet all expenses and liabilities of the town. 
Said report shall be filed with the town clerk and made 
available to the public on or before the first Monday of 
March in each year. The validity of appropriations made 
by any town meeting shall not be affected by the failure of 
the committee to report as herein provided. 

For the purpose of enabling the committee to perform 
its duties, all boards, committees and officers of the town 
shall, on or before the twentieth day of January of each 
year, submit to the committee in writing a detailed estimate 
of the appropriations required for the efficient and proper 
conduct of the departments under their charge during the 
ensuing fiscal year and of all items of income to be received 
by such departments during said year and shall, at any time, 
furnish any other information relative thereto in their posses- 
sion which may be requested in writing by the committee. 

Section 4. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of a majority of the voters of said town present 
and voting thereon at any town meeting called for the pur- 
pose, but not otherwise. Appi-oved June 6, 1952. 



ChapAlO -^N Act placing certain positions in the office of com- 
missioner OF veterans' services under the civil 
service laws. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Disabled veterans holding the positions of field agents or 
assigned to the duties of field agents in the office of com- 
missioner of veterans' services upon the effective date of 
this act, and who have been employed in said office continu- 
ously since the first day of March, nineteen hundred and 
forty-nine shall, upon the effective date of this act, become 
subject to the civil service laws and rules, and their tenure 
of office shall be unlimited, subject, however, to said laws, 
but they shall be subjected by the division of civil service to 
a qualifying examination, and if they pass said examination 
they shall be certified for said positions and shall be deemed 
to be permanently appointed thereto without being required 
to serve any probationary period. 

Approved June 6, 1952. 

Chap All An Act relative to the filing of reports by boards of 

public welfare. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
o. L. (Ter. Section 1. Chapter 117 of the General Laws is hereby 

§ 3'3,' amended, amended by striking out section 33, as appearmg in the 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 412, 413. 327 

Tercentenary Edition, and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing section : — Section 33. On or before the tenth day semi-annuai 
of January and July of each year, boards of public welfare '■^p°''*^- 
shall make and forward returns to the department of public 
welfare in such form as it may prescribe relative to all minor 
children who are supported at the expense of their town on 
the first day of said months. 

Section 2. Said chapter 117 is hereby further amended Ed^m"' 
by striking out section 34, as so appearing, and section 35, §§ 34 and 35, 
as amended by section 19 of chapter 180 of the acts of 1932. out.' ^*"'"''®" 

Approved June 6, 1952. 



An Act relative to the application of the motor ve- Qfidj) 422 

HICLE excise law TO CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES OR 
trailers registered IN THIS COMMONWEALTH AND IN 
ANOTHER STATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws, as amended, id^'eor' 
is hereby amended by striking out the paragraph amended § 1. etc.. ' 
by chapter 644 of the acts of 1947 and inserting in place *'"^°'^^'*- 
thereof the following paragraph: — 

The excise imposed by this section shall not apply to the Certain 
registration by an inhabitant of any state other than this not'sibject 
commonwealth or by a partnership, voluntary association or t°/''"*® 
corporation which does not have a principal place of business 
in this commonwealth, of any motor vehicle or trailer to be 
customarily kept in another state if such other state does not 
impose an excise, privilege or property tax or fee in Heu of or 
in addition to a registration fee, or does not impose a regis- 
tration fee at a rate greater than that required for registra- 
tion in this commonwealth, upon motor vehicles or trailers, 
as the case may be, customarily kept in this commonwealth 
and registered by an inhabitant of this commonwealth, or by 
a partnership, voluntary association or corporation having 
its principal place of business in this commonwealth. The 
commissioner shall determine what states do not impose 
such additional excise, privilege or property tax or fee, or 
registration fee or fee in lieu of such levies and his determin- 
ation shall be final. Approved June 6, 1952. 



An Act extending the time during which applications CJiaj) 413 

FOR state aid for THE CONSTRUCTION OF SCHOOL BUILD- 

ings may be made. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 10 of chapter 645 of the acts of 1948, as most re- 
cently amended by chapter 508 of the acts of 1950, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in line 4, the word "fifty- 
three" and inserting in place thereof the word: — fifty-nine. 

Approved June 6, 1962. 



328 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 414, 415. 



ChapA14i An Act authorizing the conveyance by the common- 
wealth OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND TO THE TOWN OF 
FALMOUTH. 

Be it enacted, etc, as follows: 

Section 1. The department of public works, in the 
name and on behalf of the commonwealth, is hereby au- 
thorized, subject to the approval of the governor and council, 
to convey to the town of Falmouth, by a deed approved as 
to form by the attorney general, all the right, title and in- 
terest of the commonwealth in and to a certain parcel of land 
formerly conveyed to the commonwealth by Emma S. Davis 
in a deed dated November 21, 1907, containing about one 
acre, situate on the easterly shore of Falmouth Inner harbor 
in the town of Falmouth, and bounded and described as 
follows : — 

Southerly by the low water line of Nantucket Sound; 
westerly by the low water line of Falmouth Inner harbor 
(formerly known as Deacon's Pond); northerly by the 
northerly side Une of CUnton avenue or land of parties 
unknown; and easterly by a line beginning at a point on the 
northeasterly side hne of Clinton avenue, 430 Unear feet 
northwesterly from the intersection of said line of Clinton 
avenue with the westerly side line of Grand avenue, and 
from said point running southwesterly to Nantucket Sound, 
and also running northeasterly in the prolongation of said 
Une to Falmouth Inner harbor, said easterly boundary line 
making an angle on its easterly side south of Clinton avenue 
of 106° 30' with the northerly line of CUnton avenue. 

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

Approved June 10, 1952. 

Chap Alb An Act authorizing the town of southborough to 

TAKE water for WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES FROM THE 
SUDBURY RESERVOIR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The town of Southborough is hereby authorized to take 
water for water supply purposes of said town and its in- 
habitants from that part of the metropoUtan water system 
known as Sudbury reservoir at such times as water may be 
available for domestic use as determined by the state departr- 
ment of public health in said reservoir and as water is not 
being taken by said town from the pressure aqueduct and 
tunnel of the metropolitan water system, as authorized by 
any provisions of law; provided, that said town is hereby 
authorized to take four hundred thousand gallons of water 
per day from said reservoir without charge. 

Approved June 10, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 416, 417. 329 



An Act relative to law sittings of the supreme Chap. 4:16 

JUDICIAL COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 211 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. (Xer. 
striking out section 13, as appearing in the Tercentenary amended.' ^ ^^' 
Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section : 
— Section IS. For hearing questions of law arising in the Law sittings 
following counties, law sittings shall be held once in each °udk?a!''co^i^T^ 
year at such times as the court shall by rule determine: — countiei*^ 

For Berkshire, at Pittsfield. 

For Franklin and Hampshire, alternately at Greenfield 
and Northampton, the sitting at Northampton being in the 
even year. 

For Hampden, at Springfield. 

For Worcester, at Worcester. 

For Bristol, Dukes County and Nantucket, at Taunton. 

Provided, that when no case has been set down for oral 
argument at least two weeks before the day determined for 
any one of the said sittings, the sitting may be omitted; 
and if not more than three cases shall have been set down 
for oral argument, those cases may be transferred to any 
other of said sittings which may be most accessible and con- 
venient for the parties, or to a sitting for the commonwealth 
if the parties so agree. Approved June 10, 1962. 



An Act providing for the continuance in force be- Chav. 417 

YOND THE DATE OF EXPIRATION OF LICENSES TO OPERATE 
MOTOR VEHICLES HELD BY CERTAIN PERSONS WHO ARE 
SERVING OR HAVE RECENTLY SERVED IN THE MILITARY 
OR NAVAL FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. 

Whereas, Many residents of this commonwealth in the Emergency 
armed forces are returning from time to time and it is re- p''^^"^'''^ 
quired that this act be made effective forthwith in order to 
enable them to obtain at once the benefits thereof, therefore 
this act is hereby declared to be an emergency law, neces- 
sary for the immediate preservation of the pubhc convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 23 of chapter 708 of the acts of 1941, as most 
recently amended by chapter 405 of the acts of 1945, is 
hereby further amended by adding at the end the following 
paragraph : — 

The provisions of the preceding paragraph, which would 
otherwise terminate sixty days after the twenty-eighth day 
of April, nineteen hundred and fifty-two, are extended until 
sixty days after the termination of such service by honorable 
discharge or until the expiration of sixty days after the 
existing states of war between the United Nations and 
certain foreign countries, whichever first occurs. 

Approved June 12, 1952. 



330 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 418. 



ChapAlS An Act providing for extension of rapid transit 

FACILITIES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON AND THE CITY OF 
REVERE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 649 of the acts of 1949 is hereby 
amended by inserting after section 3B, inserted by section 1 
of chapter 753 of the acts of 1949, the following section: — 
Section 3C. The authority shall construct and equip an 
addition to the existing East Boston rapid transit extension 
in the city of Boston consisting of a rapid transit Une con- 
necting with said East Boston rapid transit extension at a 
point northerly of the Orient Heights station and extending 
in a northerly direction along the route formerly used by 
the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad to a point in 
Revere southerly of Revere street; including therein an 
underpass or an overpass at Winthrop avenue in said city 
of Revere and such stations, parking areas and other ap- 
purtenant faciUties as are determined by the authority to 
be necessary. 

The authority may expend for the purposes of this section 
not exceeding three million dollars. No construction work 
shall be done under this section until a preliminary plan 
therefor, together with estimates of cost indicating that the 
project can be completed at a cost not exceeding three mil- 
Uon dollars, shall have been approved by the commission of 
the department of public utilities. Any plan so approved 
under this section may be altered at any time by a new 
plan approved in hke manner. 

Section 2. Section 1 of said chapter 649 is hereby 
amended by striking out the paragraph defining "Equip" 
and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph : — 

"Equip" shall mean, with respect to each subway, tunnel 
or rapid transit addition authorized by this act, to provide, 
equip and furnish such addition, including terminals, sta- 
tions and structures appurtenant thereto, with all necessary 
ballast, tracks, rails, fastenings, frogs, switches, switch stands, 
ties, tie plates, wires, poles, signals, conduits, hghting and 
power distribution systems, fences, barriers, station equip- 
ment and incidental apparatus, and in general to com- 
pletely equip and furnish the same with all property, appU- 
ances, apparatus, machinery, furniture and fixtures proper 
and adapted thereto and necessary for the convenient main- 
tenance and operation of a railway and for the safety and 
accommodation of passengers using the same. 

Section 3. Section 6 of said chapter 649 is hereby 
amended by striking out the first sentence, as amended by 
section 2 of chapter 269 of the acts of 1950, and inserting in 
place thereof the following sentence: — For the purpose of 
providing funds for, or of restoring to the treasury of the 
authority funds expended for, the purposes of this act, which 
purposes shall include the preparation of plans and estimates 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 419. 331 

of cost with reference to any subway, tunnel or rapid transit 
addition authorized by this act, and for the purpose of re- 
funding again and again bonds issued under this act, the 
authority shall from time to time issue to the district bonds 
of the authority for such terms and bearing such rates of in- 
terest as are hereinafter provided. 

Section 4. Section 5 of said chapter 649 is hereby 
amended by inserting, in hne 6, after the word "therein", 
the words : — and of the building laws and ordinances of 
any other city or town, — so as to read as follows : — Sec- 
tion 5. The provisions of the Boston Building Code of the 
city of Boston, being chapter four hundred and seventy-nine 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-eight, as amended 
by chapter two hundred and seventeen of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-nine, with the amendments by 
ordinances of the city council incorporated therein and of 
the building laws and ordinances of any other city or town, 
and of section seventeen of chapter one hundred and four- 
teen of the General Laws, and of section five A of chapter 
seventy-nine of the General Laws, shall not apply to the 
works authorized by this act. 

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

Approved June 12, 1952. 



An Act providing injured leave for certain inca- (JJiQ'p 419 

PACITATED police OFFICERS AND FIRE FIGHTERS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to Emergency 
defeat its purpose, which in part is to make immediately p'''^'^"^^)''' 
available the payment of compensation provided for therein, 
therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, neces- 
sary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 41 of the General Laws is hereby amended by in- g l. (Ter. 
serting after section HIE the following section: — '^ec- f'JiiF^'addld. 
tion 11 IF. Whenever a police officer or fire fighter of a city, j ^^^^^ f^r 
town, or fire or water district is incapacitated for duty be- certain inca- 
cause of injury sustained in the performance of his duty officers and° '"^ 
without fault of his own, he shall be granted leave without ^'"' ^s^^e" 
loss of pay for the period of such incapacity; provided, that 
no such leave shall be granted for any period after such 
police officer or fire fighter has been retired or pensioned in 
accordance with law or for any period after a physician 
designated by the board or officer authorized to appoint 
police officers or fire fighters in such city, town or district 
determines that such incapacity no longer exists. All 
amounts payable under this section shall be paid at the same 
times and in the same manner as, and for all purposes shall 
bi! deemed to be, the regular compensation of such police 
officer or fire fighter. Approved June 12, 1962. 



332 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 420. 



ChapA20 An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 

ENDING JUNE THIRTIETH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY- 
TWO, TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING 
APPROPRIATIONS, AND FOR CERTAIN NEW ACTIVITIES AND 
PROJECTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for meeting deficienciee in cer- 
tain appropriations previously made, and for certain new 
activities and projects, the sums set forth in section two, 
for the several purposes and subject to the conditions speci- 
fied in said section, are hereby appropriated for the current 
fiscal year or for such other period as may be specified, from 
the general fund or ordinary 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, the sums so appropriated 
to be in addition to any amounts at present available for 
the purposes. 

Section 2, 

The Following Appropriations are made from the General Fund: 

Service of the Legislature. 

Senate. 

Item 

0101-30 For expenses of senators, including travel, to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose . . $3,000 00 

0101-04 For clerical assistance to the clerk of the sen- 
ate, including not more than two perma- 
nent positions ..... 200 00 

0101-17 For the salaries of the chaplains of the senate 
and the house of representatives, including 
not more than two permanent positions . 880 00 

0101-52 For expenses of the committee on rules on 

the part of the senate .... 814 00 

0101-53 For expenses of the counsel to the senate, to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose . . 366 00 

0101-60 For traveling and such other expenses of the 
committees of the senate as may be author- 
ized by order of the senate . 600 00 

House of Representatives. 

0102-30 For expenses of representatives, including 
travel, to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose . $12,500 00 
0102-56 \ From the amounts appropriated in item 0102- 
0102-08 / 28 of section two of chapters four hundred 
and ninety and eight hundred and six of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-one, 
the sum of five hundred dollars is hereby 
transferred and made available for the pur- 
poses of item 0101-25 of section two of 
said chapters four hundred and ninety and 
eight hundred and six. 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 420. 



333 



Item 

0102-60 



0103-06 
0103-30 
0103-51 



0110-05 
0110-12 



0110-30 



0110-75 



0261-00 



For traveling and such other expenses of the 
committees of the house of representatives 
as may be authorized by order of the house 
of representatives ..... $900 00 

Sergeant-at-Arms. 
For the salaries of clerks employed in the 

legislative document room, including not 

more than four permanent positions $120 00 

For the compensation for travel of employees 

of the sergeant-at-arms authorized by law 

to receive the same .... 3,500 00 

For contingent expenses of the senate and 

house of representatives and necessary ex- 
penses in and about the state house, with 

the approval of the sergeant-at-arms, for 

the year nineteen hundred and fifty-two 

and previous years .... 4,800 00 

Other Expenses. 
For telephone service .... $2,500 00 

Item 0102-50 of section two of chapters four 

hundred and ninety and eight hundred 

and six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 

fifty-one is hereby amended by striking 

out the wording and inserting in place 

thereof the following: — For the emergency 

services of a physician and for medical 

supplies in the state house, subject to the 

approval of the joint committee on rules; 

provided, that section twenty-one of chap- 
ter thirty of the General Laws shall not 

apply to the payments made under this 

item; and, further provided, that sums 

appropriated in this item shall be in addi- 
tion to any funds available in said item 

0102-50 of section two of chapters four 

hundred and ninety and eight hundred 

and six of the acts of nineteen hundred 

and fifty-one 1,000 00 

For traveling and such other expenses of 

joint committees of the general court as 

may be authorized by joint order of the 

general court ..... 500 00 

For expenses of an investigation relative to 

the board of appeals in the department of 

mental health, as authorized by an order of 

the senate 920 00 

Special Investigations. 
Item 0261-00 of section two of chapters four 
hundred and ninety and eight hundred and 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty-one is hereby amended in line five by 
striking out the words "the current year" 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
nineteen hundred and fifty-one and by 
chapter twenty-eight of the resolves of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-two . . $5,000 00 



0301-02 



Sebvice op the Jtjdiciakt. 

Supreme Jvdidal Court. 
For traveling allowances and expenses . 



$300 00 



334 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 420. 



Item 

Judicial Council: 
0308-01 For the service of the judicial council 



$114 00 



Administrative Committee of Probate and Insolvency Courts. 



Special : 
0320-05 For the development of uniform forms to be 
used in the probate courts throughout the 
commonwealth ..... 



$2,500 00 



Probate and Insolvency Courts. 

For the salaries of judges of probate, 
registers of probate, assistant registers 
and clerical assistance to registers of the 
several counties: 

Essex: 
0325-03 Item 0306-65 as appearing in section two 
of chapters four hundred and ninety and 
eight hundred and six of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-one is hereby 
amended by adding after the word 
"registers" the following: — ; provided, 
that notwithstanding any other pro- 
visions of law, the salary from October 
one, nineteen hundred and fifty-one, 
through June thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and fifty-two, of the second assistant 
register of probate in Essex County shall 
be paid upon approval by the judges of 
probate of said county 



$2,510 00 



Land Court. 

0340-02 For the service of the land court, including 
not more than thirty-two permanent posi- 
tions, for the year nineteen hundred and 
fifty-two and the previous year 



$2,850 00 



Service of the Executive Department. 

0403-03 For postage, printing, stationery, traveling, 
and contingent expenses of the governor 
and council for the year nineteen hundred 
and fifty-two and the previous year . 

0405-01 Item 0401-24 of section two of chapter four 
hundred and ninety of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-one is hereby amended 
in the first line by striking out the word 
"fifteen" and inserting in place thereof the 
word : — twenty ..... 

0406-04 Item 0401-73 of section two of chapter eight 
hundred and six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-one is hereby amended 
by striking out the wording and inserting 
in place thereof the following : — 

Special: 
For services and expenses incidental to 
the state civil defense program, to be ex- 
pended in co-operation with the program 
of the federal civil defense administra- 
tion. 



$5,200 00 



50,000 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 420. 335 



Boards and Commissions serving under Governor and Council. 
Service of the Commission on Administration and Finance. 

Item 

Expenditures under the following appro- 
priation are subject to the approval of 
the commission on administration and 
finance : 
0440-10 For telephone service in the state house . $25,000 00 

2020-01 \ From the amounts appropriated in item 
0441-01 / 2003-11 of section two of chapters four 
hundred and ninety and eight hundred 
and six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fifty-one, the sum of one thousand 
nine hundred and fifty dollars is hereby 
transferred and made available for the 
purposes of item 0414-02 of section two 
of said chapters four hundred and ninety 
and eight hundred and six. 

Service of the State Library. 

0459-01 For the service of the state library, including 
not more than thirty-three permanent po- 
sitions $4,295 00 

For the Maintenance of the Mount Greylock War Memorial 

Special : 
0466-21 The unexpended balance remaining in item 
0443-21, as reappropriated in section two 
of chapter four hundred and ninetj-'-four of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty, is 
hereby reappropriated. 

Service of the Commission on Alcoholism. 

0468-01 For the service of the commission on alco- 
holism, including not more than one per- 
manent position, as authorized by chapter 
five hundred and thirteen of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and forty-seven . $50 00 

Service of the Youth Service Board. 

For the maintenance of and for certain im- 
provements at the institutions under the 
control of the youth service board, with 
the approval of said board: 
0480-01 \ From the amounts appropriated in item 
0482-01 / 0446-01 of section two of chapters four 
hundred and ninety and eight hundred and 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty-one, the sum of four thousand one 
hundred dollars is hereby transferred and 
made available for the purposes of item 
0449-00 of section two of said chapters 
four hundred and ninety and eight hundred 
and six. 

Service op the Treasurer and Receiver-General. 

0604-03 Item 0604-03 of section two of chapter four 
himdred and ninety of the acts of nineteen 



336 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 420. 



Item 



hundred and fifty-one, as amended by item 
0604-03 of section two of chapter eight 
hundred and six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-one, is hereby further 
amended in lines seven and eight by strik- 
ing out the words "ninety-eight thousand 
five hundred " and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — one hundred and six thou- 
sand ....... 



$210,000 00 



Service op the Department op the Attorney General. 
0802-01 



For the settlement of certain claims, as pro- 
vided by law, on account of damages by 
cars owned by the commonwealth and op- 
erated by state employees 



$5,000 00 



Service op the Department of Conservation, 

Division of Law Enforcement: 
1003-03 Item 1003-03 of section two of chapter four 
hundred and ninety of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fiftj'-one is hereby amended 
in lines four and five by striking out the 
words "eighty-two thousand six hundred 
and seventy" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — eighty-seven thousand thrtt 
hundred and twenty .... 



89,300 00 



Service op the Department op Education. 

1301-10 For the service of the state building on New- 
bury Street, Boston, including not more 
than four permanent positions . . $1,550 00 

1301-53 For the reimbursement of certain towns for 
the transportation of pupils as provided by 
law; provided, that a sum equivalent to 
the expenditures under this item shall be 
transferred to the General Fund from the 
receipts of the income tax . . 137,869 00 

Community School Lunch Program: 
1305-05 For partial assistance in the furnishing of 
lunches to school children, as authorized 
by chapter five hundred and thirty-eight 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty- 
one; provided, that notwithstanding any 
provisions of law to the contrary, a sum 
equivalent to the expenditures under this 
item shall be transferred to the General 
Fund from the receipts of the income tax . 180,000 00 

Division of the Blind: 
1317-10 For expenses of administering and operating 
the services of piano tuning and mattress 
renovating under section twenty-five of 
chapter sixty-nine of the General Laws . 10,000 00 

Teachers' Retirement Board: 
1319-08 For the payment of the commonwealth's 
share in financing the teachers' retirement 
system, as provided by chapter thirty-two 
of the General Laws .... 135,000 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 420. 



337 



Item 



1327-01 



1350-01 



Massachusetts Maritime Academy: 
For administration, including not more than 
two permanent positions 

University of Massachusetts: 
Item 1341-00 of section two of chapter four 
hundred and ninety of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-one, as amended by 
chapter eight hundred and six of the acts 
of nineteen himdred and fifty-one, is hereby 
further amended by adding after the word 
"Fund" in Hne eight thereof the following: 
— ; and, further provided, that, notwith- 
standing any provision of law to the con- 
trary, the salary of the president of the 
University of Massachusetts for the fiscal 
year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-two, shall be paid according 
to schedules as shown by the files of the 
joint committee on ways and means, a 
copy of which was filed with the division 
of personnel and standardization on No- 
vember twentieth, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-one; and, further provided, that, 
notwithstanding the limitation of section 
four of chapter seven hundred and fifteen 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty- 
one, authorization is hereby granted to al- 
low payment from this account of the in- 
crease provided under said chapter seven 
hundred and fifteen to all employees classi- 
fied under sections forty-five to fifty, in- 
clusive, of chapter thirty of the General 
Laws at the University of Massachusetts. 



$350 00 



Service of the Department of Ctvji, Service and Registration. 

Division of Registration: 
1403-02 For the service of the division, including not 
more than forty-five permanent positions; 
provided, that the position of investigator 
of chiropody and podiatry shall not be 
subject to the provisions of chapter thirty- 
one of the General Laws . . $300 00 



Service of the Department of iNDtrsTRiAL Accidents. 

1501-06 Item 1501-06 of section two of chapter four 
hundred and ninety of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-one, as amended by item 
1501-06 of section two of chapter eight 
hundred and six, is hereby further amended 
in lines nine and ten by striking out the 
words "ninety-two thousand five hun- 
dred" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — one hundred and thirty -five 
thousand five hundred .... $43,000 00 



2108-01 



Service op the Department op Public Safett. 

Board of Fire Prevention Regulations: 
For the service of the board, including not 
more than six permanent positions . . $1,300 00 



338 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 420. 



Item 



2202-03 



2202-07 



Service of the Department of Public Works. 

Division of Waterways: 
For administration, including not more than 

sixty-one permanent positions; provided, 

that an amount equal to the expenditures 

for personal services properly chargeable 

to item 2202-05, as certified by the director 

of the division, shall be credited as revenue 

to the General Fund .... $2,000 00 

For the operation and maintenance of the 

New Bedford state pier, including not more 

than nine permanent positions . 8,500 00 



Annuities and Payments. 

Non-Contributory Pensions : 
2811-02 For the compensation of veterans who may 
be retired by the governor under the pro- 
visions of sections fifty-six to fifty-nine, 
inclusive, of chapter thirty-two of the 
General Laws, and for the cost of medical 
examinations in connection therewith 



$20,000 00 



Miscellaneous. 

2820-1 1 For the representation of the commonwealth 
at the convention of municipal finance 
officers, as authorized by chapter eight of 
the resolves of the current year . . $1,500 00 

2820-12 For the representation of the commonwealth 
in connection with the anniversary of the 
Boston Juvenile Court, as authorized by 
chapter ten of the resolves of the current 
year 2,000 00 

2899-00 For deficiencies in certain appropriations of 

previous years ..... 4,404 85 



The Following Appropriations are made from the Highway 

Fund: 

Service of the Department of Public Works. 
Highway Activities. 

2900-05 For certain traffic control services and ma- 
terials to be furnished by the department 
of public works on parkways and boule- 
vards under the control of the metropolitan 
district commission; provided, that to 
meet the cost of such service the comp- 
troller shall, upon request of the metro- 
politan district commission, transfer and 
make available for expenditure for this 
item an amount not exceeding in the aggre- 
gate twenty thousand dollars from funds 
available for the purpose in item 2932-0 1 of 
section two of chapters four hundred and 
ninety and eight hundred and six of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-one. 

2900-06 Notwithstanding the provisions of section fif- 
teen of chapter twenty-nine of the General 
Laws, there is hereby appropriated, for the 
same purposes as amounts appropriated in 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 420. 339 

Item 

item 2900-04 in section two of chapter four 
hundred and ninety of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-one as amended by item 
2900-04 of section two of chapter eight hun- 
dred and six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fifty-one, for the maintenance and re- 
pair of state highways and bridges, traffic 
signs and signals, including the cost of snow 
and ice control on state highways and 
town roads and including traffic safety 
devices on town and city ways as the de- 
partment may deem necessary; for work 
for which the Highway Fund is reimbursed 
other than work in connection with the 
projects included in federal aid programs; 
and for the purchase, construction and re- 
pair of shelters for departmental equip- 
ment and material, the cost of which is less 
than ten thousand dollars for each project; 
provided that amounts appropriated in this 
item, 2900-06. shall be available only for the 
nineteen hundred and fifty-two fiscal year . $1,100,000 00 

Special : 
2900-27 For the construction of a footbridge or ramp 
over the Metropolitan Transit Authority 
tracks on Neptune Road in the East Bos- 
ton district of the city of Boston, as author- 
ized by chapter seven hundred and six of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fiftj'^-one . 5,000 00 

Special: 
2900^3 Item 2900-43 of section two of chapter eight 
hundred and six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-one is hereby amended 
by striking out in line ten the words "ten 
thousand" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — twelve thousand five hundred 10,000 00 

Service of the Metropolitan District Commission. 

The following item is to be paid with the 
approval of the metropolitan district 
commission: 

Special : 
2931-53 For certain improvements to recreational 
areas between Boston University Bridge 
and the Charles River Dam along the 
Storrow Memorial Embankment and the 
Charlesbank, to be in addition to any 
funds available in item 7952-01 assigned to 
section three of chapter six hundred and 
eighty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fifty; provided, that the comptroller 
shall transfer to the Highway Fund the 
sum of seventy-eight thousand dollars from 
the Metropolitan District Commission 
Park Funds, to be assessed by methods 
fixed by law, and the sum of two thousand 
dollars from the General Fund . . $200,000 00 

Miscellaneous. 

2999-00 For deficiencies in certain appropriations of 

previous years ..... 98 41 



340 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 420. 



Thb Following Appeopriations are made from the Veterans' 
Services Fund: 



Item 

3530-06 



3530-09 



Miscellaneous. 

For the representation of the commonwealth 
at the convention of the Yankee Division 
Veterans' Association, as autliorized by 
chapter nine of the resolves of the current 
year 

For the purpose of discharging a moral obli- 
gation of the commonwealth, as authorized 
by chapter two of the resolves of the cur- 
rent year ...... 



$3,000 00 



8,162 00 



The Following Appropriations are payable from the Parks 
and Salisbury Beach Reservation Fund: 

Service op the Department of Conservation. 
Division of Parks and Recreation. 

Special : 

4010-09 For certain improvements at the Crowe Hill 
Pond Recreational Area, Leominster State 
Forest S7,500 00 

4030-01 Item 4031-00 of section two of chapter four 
hundred and ninety and chapter eight hun- 
dred and six of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-one is hereby amended by 
striking out, in each instance, in lines two 
and three, the words "one permanent posi- 
tion" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — two permanent positions. 



Metropolitan District Commission Funds. 

The following appropriations are to be as- 
sessed upon the several districts in ac- 
cordance with the methods fixed by law, 
unless otherwise provided, and to be 
expended under the direction of the 
metropolitan district commission: 



Melropolitan Parks, General. 

Special : 
8602-21 For the construction of a swimming pool in 
the city of Waltham, as authorized by 
chapter six hundred and forty-eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and forty-nine, 
to be assessed as a part of the cost of 
maintenance of parks reservations, and to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose . 

Special : 
8602-80 For an investigation and study as authorired 
by chapter eighty -six of the resolves of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-one, to be as- 
sessed as part of the cost of the mainte- 
nance of parks reservations 



$35,C00 CO 



5,000 00 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 420. 341 



Metropolitan Seweragey North System. 

Item 

8802-33 Item 8802-33 of section two of chapter eight 
hundred and six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-one is hereby amended 
by striking out the wording and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — 

Special: 
For the installation of Diesel pumping units 
at the Deer Island pumping station, to 
be in addition to any unexpended bal- 
ance heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose. 

Section 3. No payment shall be made or obligation in- 
curred under authority of any special appropriation made 
by this act for construction of public buildings or other im- 
provements at state institutions until plans and specifica- 
tions have been approved by the governor, unless otherwise 
provided by such rules and regulations as the governor may 
make. 

Section 4. No moneys appropriated under this act shall 
be expended for reimbursement for the expenses of meals 
for persons while traveling within the commonwealth at the 
expense thereof, unless such reimbursement is in accordance 
with rules and rates which are hereby authorized to be es- 
tablished from time to time by the commission on adminis- 
tration and finance. 

Section 5. The allowance to state employees for ex- 
penses incurred by them in the operation of motor vehicles 
owned by them and used in the performance of their official 
duties shall not exceed six cents a mile. 

Section 6. Amounts included for permanent positions 
in sums appropriated in section two for personal services 
are based upon schedules of permanent positions and salary 
rates as approved by the joint committee on ways and means, 
and, except as otherwise shown by the files of said commit- 
tee, a copy of which shall be deposited with the division of 
personnel and standardization, no part of sums so appropri- 
ated in section two shall be available for payment of salaries 
of any additional permanent positions, or for payments on 
account of reallocations of permanent positions, or for pay- 
ments on account of any change of salary range or compen- 
sation of any p)ermanent position, notwithstanding any 
special or general act to the contrary; provided, that no 
vacancy occurring in any permanent position included in 
said schedules of permanent positions, excepting in the 
services of the Legislature or the judiciary, or of institutions 
under the jurisdiction of the departments of mental health, 
correction, public welfare and public health, and the youth 
service board, the Soldiers' Home in Chelsea and the Sol- 
diers' Home in Holyoke, and excepting positions which are 
subject to appointment by the governor, with or without 
the consent of the council, may be filled in any manner 



342 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 421. 

without approval by the commission on administration and 
finance. 

Section 7. In addition to the payment of regular sal- 
aries, sums appropriated for personal services in the fiscal 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-two shall be available for 
the payment of such other forms of compensation as may 
be due under existing statutes, or under the provisions of 
rules and regulations m.ade in accordance with said statutes. 

Section 8. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
twenty-four A of chapter thirty of the General Laws, no 
moneys appropriated under this act shall be expended for 
the payment of holiday pay, so called, to elected officers, 
appointees of the governor, heads of departments and divi- 
sions or heads of educational or custodial institutions. 

Section 9. All federal subventions and grants available 
to the commonwealth under any act of Congress and not 
otherwise authorized to be received shall be paid into the 
treasury of the commonwealth; provided, however, that 
applications for such subventions and grants, and for trans- 
fers within such subventions and grants, shall be subject to 
the approval of the commission on administration and 
finance. All federal subventions and grants received by the 
commonwealth may be expended without specific appropri- 
ation if such expenditures are otherwise in accordance with 
law. All income, including federal subventions and grants, 
received by the commonwealth from or on account of vet- 
erans in payment for veterans' services, shall be credited to 
the veterans' services fund. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 12, 1952. 

ChapA21 An Act authorizing the division of personnel and 
standardization to make rules and regulations to 

PROPERLY administer THE SALARY INCREMENT PROVISIONS 
IN THE GENERAL SALARY SCHEDULE. 

pr"eambrc';' Whercas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 

to defeat its purpose, which is to provide a more effective 
application of the salary increment provisions of the General 
Salary Schedule and further perfect the classified service 
of the conamon wealth, 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. • 

Ed.)', 3j^§ 46, Section 1. Section 46 of chapter 30 of the General Laws 
etc., 'amended', is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (2), as appear- 
ing in section 2 of chapter 311 of the acts of 1948, and in- 
serting in place thereof the following paragraph : — 
Jl^'uTafions for ^^^ ^^^ purposcs of Salary increments provided for in the 
administering General Salary Schedule, a year of service shall be a period 
fnirements, of fifty-two weeks of work if pay roll is on a weekly basis, 
authorized. and if pay roll is on a monthly basis then twelve months of 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 422. 343 

work shall constitute a year of service. A pay-roll period 
in the case of weekly pay roll shall be a period of seven con- 
secutive days, and in the case of monthly pay roll shall be a 
calendar month. Increments shall commence on the first 
day of the pay-roll period in which such increments fall; 
provided, however, that if an employee is off the pay roll 
for one or more days, such increment shall be postponed in 
accordance with the rules and regulations of the division of 
personnel and standardization. In cases of weekly pay-roll 
periods, increments in salary grades numbered one to four- 
teen, inclusive, under the General Salary Schedule shall be 
increases of sixty dollars at intervals of twenty-six weeks of 
work, during the first, second and third year, and at the 
beginning of the eighth and twelfth years said increment 
shall be increases of one hundred and twenty dollars; in 
cases of those on a monthly pay roll, said increments shall 
be increases of sixty dollars at intervals of six months of 
work during the first, second and third year, and at the 
beginning of the eighth and twelfth years said increment 
shall be increases of one hundred and twenty dollars. In 
the case of weekly pay-roll period, increments in Labor 
Service Salary Schedule shall be increases of sixty dollars 
at intervals of twenty-six weeks of work during the first 
eighteen months of service; if on a monthly pay roll, said 
increments shall be increases of sixty dollars at intervals of 
six months of work during the first eighteen months of 
service. Subsequent salary increments in Labor Service 
Salary Schedule shall become due at the beginning of the 
sixth and tenth years of service. Increments in salary 
grades except as provided above shall be increases at inter- 
vals of a year's service in the first, second, third years and 
thereafter at the beginning of the eighth and twelfth years' 
service. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on July first, nine- Effective 
teen hundred and fifty-two in the case of all persons on a '^^^^'^' 
monthly pay-roll basis, and in the case of persons on a weekly 
pay-roll basis, it shall take effect on the first day of the pay- 
roll period in which said July first falls. 

Approved June 12, 1952. 



ChapA22 



An Act further extending the time during which the 

YOUTH service BOARD MAY MAINTAIN A PLACE OF CUSTODY 
IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend ^^^^^^{"J^^' 
to defeat its purpose, which is to make its provisions effective 
forthwith, 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 Section 1 of chapter 542 of the acts of 1948, 
as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 459 of 



344 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 423. 

the acts of 1951, is hereby further amended by striking out, 
in line 20, the word "fifty-two" and inserting in place thereof 
the word : — fifty-four, — so as to read as follows : — Sec- 
tion 1. Upon its organization the youth service board 
established by section sixty-four of chapter six of the General 
Laws, as inserted by section two of chapter three hundred 
and ten of the acts of the current year, hereinafter called the 
board, shall forthwith establish in the city of Boston for 
use during the Umited period hereinafter specified, one or 
more places of custody wliich shall be completely separate 
from any lockup, police station or house of detention in said 
city, which shall be used solely for the temporary care, 
custody and study, under sections sixty-six, sixty-seven and 
sixty-eight of chapter one hundred and nineteen of the 
General Laws, of delinquent and wayward children between 
the time of their arrest or taking into custody and the final 
disposition of their case, and shall be maintained by the 
board until the board has developed a program for the care, 
custody and study of such children between the time of 
their arrest or taking into custody and the final disposition 
of their case; but in no event shall said place or places of 
custody be maintained longer than July first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-four. 

Section 2. Said chapter 542 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 2, as most recently amended by 
section 2 of said chapter 459, and inserting in place thereof 
the following section : — Section 2. For establishing and 
maintaining a place or places of custody under this act, the 
board may expend such sums as may be appropriated there- 
for. Not later than October first in each of the years nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-two, nineteen hundred and fifty-three 
and nineteen hundred and fifty-four, the board shall certify 
to the state treasurer the total amount expended by it under 
this act during the preceding fiscal year. One half of such 
amount shall be assessed on the city of Boston as provided 
by section twenty of chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws. 

Approved June 12, 1952. 



ChapA23 ^ ^^'^ granting full credit under the retirement 

LAW FOR compensation EARNED BY TEACHERS IN PUBLIC 
DAY SCHOOLS UNDER ANNUAL SALARY CONTRACTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

g^L.^Ter Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 32 of the General Laws 

etc!. 'amended, is hereby amended by adding at the end of the paragraph 

defining "Regular compensation", as appearing in chapter 

fX'Snted 606 of the acts of 1948, the following sentence: — In the 

certain case of 0, tcachcr employed in a public day school who is a 

additfonar member of the teachers' retirement system, salary payable 

services. uudcr the terms of an annual contract for additional services 

in said school shall be regarded as regular compensation 

rather than as bonus or overtime and shall be included in 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 424. 345 

the salary on which deductions are to be paid to the annuity 
savings fund of the teachers' retirement system. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of October nine- Effective 
teenth, nineteen hundred and fifty-one. '^^^^' 

Approved June 12, 1952. 



An Act abolishing the board of registrars of voters ChavA24 
OF the city of revere, and establishing a board of 

election commissioners and DEFINING ITS POWERS AND 
DUTIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of registrars of voters of the city 
of Revere is hereby abolished. All the powers, rights, liabili- 
ties and duties of said board of registrars, either under gen- 
eral or special law, except as otherwise provided, are hereby 
transferred to and shall hereafter be exercised by a board of 
election commissioners hereby established in said city, here- 
inafter called the board, which board shall be the lawful suc- 
cessor of said board of registrars. Immediately upon the 
qualification of the members of the board as hereinafter pro- 
vided, the said registrars shall deliver to the said election 
commissioners all books, papers, records and all other equip- 
ment, furniture and paraphernalia in their possession. 

Section 2. The board shall consist of four persons, of 
whom two shall always represent each one of the two leading 
political parties, as defined in section one of chapter fifty of 
the General Laws. Tbey shall receive such compensation 
as the city manager and city council may determine. 

Section 3. The members of the board of registrars of 
voters in office in said city at the time this act takes effect 
shall be members of said board of election commissioners, 
and shall serve until the expiration of their respective terms 
and until their successors are appointed and qualified. As 
the terms of the several election commissioners expire, and 
in case a vacancy occurs in said board the city manager shall 
so appoint their successors that the members of the board 
shall equally represent the two leading political parties as 
defined as aforesaid. Such appointments shall be for terms 
of four years beginning April first, except that any appoint- 
ment to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired terai. 

Section 4. The board shall organize annually in the 
month of April by the choice of a chairman and secretary. 
In case the members are unable to agree upon a chairman 
and a secretary, such officers shall be designated by the city 
manager. The secretary shall keep a full and accurate record 
of the proceedings of the board, and shall cause such notices 
as the board may require to be properly served or posted. 

Section 5. The board shall, in all matters relating to ob- 
jections and questions arising in the case of nominations of 
candidates for city offices, have the power and perform the 
duties of the board of registrars and the city clerk and city 



346 Acts, 1952. —Chap. 425. 

solicitor as provided in section twelve of chapter fifty-three 
of the General Laws; and when the board is sitting to con- 
sider such matters, the justice of the district court of Chelsea, 
or in case of his disability an associate justice of said court, 
shall be a member of the said board and shall preside, but 
shall not vote unless the other commissioners are equally 
divided. 

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

Section 7. The board may appoint such assistant com- 
missioners and such other clerical assistants as it deems 
necessary, who shall at all times equally represent the two 
leading political parties, as defined in section one of chapter 
fifty of the General Laws. 

Section 8. 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 June 12, 1952. 



ChapA25 ^ Act authorizing the grand lodge of Massachu- 
setts ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA TO GRANT IN- 
CREASED DEATH BENEFITS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 196 of the acts of 1931 is hereby amended by 
striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the 
following section : — Section 1. The Grand Lodge of Massa- 
chusetts Order Sons of Italy in America, as now or hereafter 
constituted and established under the charter, constitution 
and by-laws of the Supreme Lodge Order Sons of Italy in 
America, a corporation established under the laws of the 
state of New Jersey, is hereby authorized to transact busi- 
ness in the commonwealth and to pay a death benefit to 
families or dependents of deceased members and also to 
pay benefits on account of the death of the wife, child or 
children of said members as fixed by its by-laws, not exceed- 
ing five thousand dollars according to a plan or plans to 
be filed with the commissioner of insurance, which plan or 
plans shall include periods of extended coverage to present 
members who dissent. Approved June 12, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 426, 427. 347 

An Act to exempt advertising in trade publications QJiaj) 426 

FROM regulation BY THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES CON- 
TROL COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 24 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, as most e^Vi^JI"". 24 
recently amended by section 13 of chapter 542 of the acts etci.'ameAded. * 
of 1943, is hereby further amended by striking out the first 
sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sen- 
tence : — The commission shall, with the approval of the Certain 
governor and council, make regulations not inconsistent toIT/ exempt 
with the provisions of this chapter for clarifying, carrying from regulation 
out, enforcing and preventing violation of, all and any of beverages 
its provisions, for inspection of the premises and method of comnlission. 
carrying on the business of any licensee, for insuring the 
purity, and penalizing the adulteration, or in any way 
changing the quality or content, of any alcoholic beverage, 
for the proper and orderly conduct of the licensed business, 
for estabUshing maximum prices chargeable by licensees 
under this chapter, and regulating all advertising of alco- 
holic beverages, except such advertising as appears in pubU- 
cations which are circulated to the liquor trade and not to 
the general public, and shall, with Uke approval, make 
regulations governing the labelling of packages of alcohoUc 
beverages as to their ingredients and the respective quantities 
thereof. Approved June 12, 1952. 

An Act relative to forest cutting practices. Chap. 427 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 132 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. (Xer. 
striking out sections 42, 43 and 44, inserted by chapter 539 f§'42/4l'and 
of the acts of 1943, and inserting in place thereof the follow- ^^' ''tended. 
ing sections: — Section 4^. Every owner of land who pro- in°en7to^ut 
poses to cut forest products on land devoted to forest pur- timber. 
poses, or to cause such products to be cut except as provided 
in section forty-four, shall give written notice of his intention 
to begin any cutting operation to said director prior to the 
date on which he proposes to cut or cause such products to 
be cut. Said director, or his agent at the direction of said 
director, shall forthwith examine the forest to be cut and 
advise and assist the owner to prepare and carry out a plan 
of operations that shall be best calculated to conform to 
the forest practices adopted for the region. The plan shall 
also be delivered to the owner in writing. Where necessary 
to provide for reseeding, said director may also mark or 
otherwise designate a minimum number of seed trees to 
remain standing. Said director shall inspect the property 
during the operations, and upon its completion determine 
whether the operation has been executed in accordance with 
the plan and practices, and shall report in writing to said 
committee the nature of the operation, its extent, the amount 



348 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 428. 



Failure to 
give notice. 



Penalty. 



Sections 
42 and 43 
not to apply 
in certain 
cases. 



of product cut, and such other information as said com- 
mittee may require. 

Section 43. Whoever, not being exempt from sections 
forty-two and forty-three under the provisions of section 
forty-four, fails to give notice to said director as provided 
by said section forty-two, or whoever, either as land or 
stumpage owner or independent contractor fails to follow 
the plan of operations prepared by said director or his 
agent, shall be punished by a fine of not more than twenty- 
five dollars. 

Section 44- The provisions of sections forty-two and 
forty-three shall not apply to (1) cutting by any owner or 
tenant of any forest product for his own use; (2) cutting 
of such products for sale by any owner to an amount not 
exceeding twenty-five thousand board feet and fifty cords 
on any one parcel of land; (3) cutting for clearance or 
maintenance on rights of way pertaining to public utilities 
or public highways; (4) clearing land for building or for 
purposes of cultivation; or (5) maintenance cutting in 
pastures. Approved June 12, 1952. 



Chap.4i28 An Act relative to membership in the contributory 

RETIREMENT SYSTEM. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 32. § 3, 
amended. 



Membership 
in the 

contributory 
retirement 

system. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 3 of chapter 32 of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out subdivision (3) and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — 

(3) Notwithstanding his filing of a notice and waiver under 
paragraph (b) of subdivision (2) of this section, any employee 
who, having or having had the right to become a member, 
failed to become or elected not to become a member, may, 
not later than January first, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
three, or within one year from the last day of the period 
during which he had the opportunity to exercise said right, 
whichever is the later date, apply for and be admitted to 
membership if under the maximum age for his group on the 
date of his application; provided, that during his present 
period of service he had previously been eligible for member- 
ship; and any employee who, having had the right to become 
a member of any governmental unit other than that by 
which he is presently employed, and who failed to become or 
elected not to become a member, may apply for and be ad- 
mitted to membership not later than January first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-three. No employee shall otherwise be 
admitted to membership except by vote of the retirement 
board of the system for which application is made, and then 
only if that board finds that his failure to become or his 
election not to become a member was caused by circum- 
stances other than those generally applicable to employees. 
No such member shall be entitled to full credit for service 
rendered prior to the date of his becoming a member unless 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 429. 349 

before the date any retirement allowance becomes effective 
for him he shall have paid into the annuity savings fund of 
the system in one sum, or in instalments, upon such terms 
and conditions as the board may prescribe, make-up pay- 
ments of an amount equal to that which would have been 
withheld as regular deductions from his regular compensa- 
tion had he joined the system at his earliest opportunity, 
together with regular interest. Upon the completion of such 
make-up payments such member shall be entitled to all 
creditable service to which he would have been entitled had 
he joined the system when first eligible to become a member. 
In the event any retirement allowance becomes effective for 
him before the completion of such make-up payments, such 
member shall, in addition to credit for his actual member- 
ship service, be entitled to credit for that proportion of his 
service rendered prior to the date of his becoming a member 
which the total amount of his make-up pajonents actually 
made, together with regular interest thereon to the date his 
retirement allowance becomes effective, bears to the total 
amount of what his make-up payments, together with regu- 
lar interest thereon to such latter date, would have been had 
he made payment thereof in one sum on such latter date. 

Section 2. Nothing contained in this act shall supersede Certain 
the limitations of chapter five hundred and twenty of the LTt'to^be'^ 
acts of nineteen hundred and forty-seven, as amended by ^^P^^ific't 
chapter three hundred and fifty-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty, or any amendments in addition thereto 
during the current year. Approved June 13, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the county of dukes county to 

BORROW money FOR LENGTHENING A RUNWAY AT THE 

county airport. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of 
Dukes County may expend, for the purpose of lengthening a 
runway at the public airport operated by said county, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-four thousand dollars. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the treasurer of 
said county, with the approval of the county commissioners, 
may borrow upon the credit of the county such sums as may 
be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, twenty-four 
thousand dollars, and may issue notes of the county therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Dukes County Air- 
port Loan, Act of 1952. Each authorized issue shall con- 
stitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in 
not more than four years from their dates. Such notes shall 
be signed by the treasurer of the county and countersigned 
by a majority of the county commissioners. 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. Indebtedness 



ChapA29 



350 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 430, 431. 



incurred hereunder shall, except as herein provided, be sub- 
ject to chapter thirty-five of the General Laws. 

Approved June 12, 1952. 



ChapASO An Act requiring track motor cars operated by rail- 
roads TO BE EQUIPPED WITH WINDSHIELDS AND CANOPIES 
OR TOPS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 160 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after section 163 the following sec- 
tion: — Section 163 A. Every railroad corporation shall 
equip each of the track motor cars operated by it with a 
windshield and a device for cleaning such windshield, which 
device shall be maintained in good order and shall be so con- 
structed as to be controlled and operated by the operator 
of said track motor car; and a canopy or top of such con- 
struction as to adequately protect the occupants of such 
cars from rain, snow and inclement weather. 

It shall be unlawful for any railroad corporation to oper- 
ate any track motor car unless it is equipped with a wind- 
shield and canopy or top as provided in this section. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on December thirty- 
first, nineteen hundred and fifty-four. 

Approved June 12, 1952. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 160, 
new § 163A, 
added. 

Railroad track 
motor cars to 
have certain 
equipment. 



Effective 
date. 



Chap. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 32, §8.5F, 
etc., amended. 



Retirement of 
policemen and 
call firemen 
for disability. 
Medical 
examinations. 



431 An Act providing for adequate compensation for call 
firemen and policemen in a similar status injured 

IN line of duty and MAKING PROVISION FOR THEIR DE- 
PENDENTS IN THE EVENT OF THEIR DEATH FROM A LIKE 
CAUSE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 85F of chapter 32 of the General 
Laws, inserted by section 6 of chapter 576 of the acts of 
1946, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence 
and inserting in place thereof the following sentence : — 
No police officer shall be retired for either accidental or 
ordinary disability under section sixty-nine, and no police 
officer or fireman shall be retired therefor under sections 
eighty to eighty-five F, inclusive, or section eighty-five H, 
or any of them, unless he has first been examined by a medical 
panel consisting of three physicians, and unless a majority 
of the physicians on such medical panel shall, after such 
examination and after a review of all the pertinent facts 
in the case, certify in writing that such police officer or fire- 
man is mentally or physically incapacitated for further 
duty and that such incapacity is likely to be permanent, 
and, in any case involving a retirement for accidental dis- 
ability, that the disability is such as might be the natural 
and proximate result of the accident or hazard undergone 
on account of which such retirement is so claimed. 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 431. 351 

Section 2. Said chapter 32 is hereby further amended SsViJ^'"- 
by inserting alter section 85G, inserted by chapter 483 of §85h, added. 
the acts of 1948, the following section : — Section 85H. The Retirement 
selectmen of every to^vn may retire from active service any ""^ ^^^ '''*^' 
call fireman or reserve, special or intermittent police officer 
who becomes permanently disabled mentally or physically 
by injuries sustained through no fault of his own in the 
actual performance of duty, from further performance of 
duty as such fireman or policeman. 

A person so retired shall receive an annual pension equal am'JTunt'of 
to two thirds of the annual rate of compensation payable 
to a regular or permanent member of the police or fire force, 
as the case may be, thereof for the first year of service therein, 
and if there are no permanent members of such force an 
annual pension in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars. 

Any person referred to in this section who is disabled 
in line of duty and thereby unable to perform the usual 
duties of his occupation at the time that such disability 
was incurred shall receive from the town, pending recovery 
or retirem.ent under this section, compensation at the rate 
of the annual compensation payable to a regular or perma- 
nent member of the police or fire force thereof, as the case 
may be, for the first year of service therein, or if there are 
no regular or permanent members of the police or fire force 
thereof at the rate of fifteen hundred dollars per annum. 

Section 3. Section 89 of said chapter 32 is hereby g. l. (Ter. 
amended by striking out the first paragraph, as most re- ^tt! 'amended. 
cently amended by chapter 696 of the acts of 1945, and 
inserting in place thereof the following paragraph : — If a Annuities to 
member of the police or fire force, or a forest warden, of a pXcemMir °^ 
city or town, or a member of the department of public ^[herrkiiied 
safety doing police duty, or an investigator or examiner of etc.. in 
the registry of motor vehicles in the department of public oFdu™^""^ 
works doing police duty, or an inspector, investigator or 
industrial relations adjuster in the department of labor and 
industries, or a prison officer or any technical employee of 
the department of public works or public health, of the 
metropolitan district commission, or of the division of metro- 
politan planning, included in class twenty-seven of rule 
four of the civil service rules, is killed, or dies from injuries 
received, or dies as a natural and proximate result of under- 
going a hazard peculiar to his employment, while in the 
performance of his duty, and it shall be proved to the satis- 
faction of the appropriate public authority as hereinafter 
defined that such death was the natural and proximate 
result of an accident occurring, or of undergoing a hazard 
peculiar to his employment, while he was acting in the per- 
formance and within the scope of his duty, and a majority 
of the members of a board consisting of two physicians 
designated by the public authority hereinafter defined, and 
one physician to be designated by the commissioner of public 
health shall certify to the treasurer of the body politic and 
corporate by which the compensation of such deceased 



352 Acts, 1952. —Chap. 431. 

person was payable, that the death was the natural and 
proximate result of the said injury or hazard, there shall, 
except as hereinafter provided, be paid out of the treasury of 
such body politic and corporate, to the following dependents 
of such deceased person the following annuities: To the 
widow, so long as she remains unmarried, an annuity not 
exceeding fifteen hundred dollars a year, increased by not 
exceeding three hundred and twelve dollars for each child 
of such deceased person during such time as such child is 
under the age of eighteen or over said age and physically or 
mentally incapacitated from earning; and, if there is any 
such child and no widow or the widow later dies, such an 
annuity as would have been payable to the widow had there 
been one or had she hved, to or for the benefit of such child, 
or of such children in equal shares, during the time afore- 
said ; and, if there is any such child and the widow remarries, 
in heu of the aforesaid annuity to her, an annuity not ex- 
ceeding five hundred and twenty dollars to or for the benefit 
of each such child during the time aforesaid; and, if there 
is no widow and no such child, an annuity not exceeding 
one thousand dollars to or for the benefit of the father or 
mother of the deceased, or to or for the benefit of an un- 
married or widowed sister of the deceased with whom he 
was Hving at the time of his death, if such father, mother 
or sister was dependent upon him for support at the time 
of his death, during such time as such beneficiary is unable 
to support himself or herself and does not marry. The mem- 
bers of said board to be designated by the public authority 
and the commissioner of public health, as aforesaid, shall 
be so designated within thirty days after the filing of an 
application for an annuity hereunder, and said members 
shall make their report within sixty days after their ap- 
pointment. The total amount of all such annuities shall 
not, except as hereinafter provided, exceed the annual rate 
of compensation received by such deceased person at the 
date of his death, if such annual rate was more than fifteen 
hundred dollars. If such deceased person was a reserve, 
intermittent or special poHceman or a reserve or call fireman 
of a city or town, and, at the time he was killed or at the 
time he received the injuries or underwent the hazard re- 
sulting in his death, was performing duty to which he was 
assigned or called as such policeman or fireman, the total 
amount of all such annuities shall not exceed the annual 
rate of compensation payable to a regular or permanent 
member of the poUce or fire force thereof, as the case may 
be, for the first year of service therein, if such annual rate 
was more than fifteen hundred dollars, and if there are no 
regular or permanent members of the pofice or fire force 
thereof, as the case may be, said total amount shall not 
exceed the sum of twelve hundred dollars. The amount of 
any such annuity shall from time to time be determined 
within the limits aforesaid by the appropriate pubUc au- 
thority as hereinafter defined. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 432, 433. 353 

Section 4. Section 89 A of said chapter 32 is hereby g. l. (Xer. 
amended by striking out the fourth sentence, as appearing § goA^etc. 
in chapter 552 of the acts of 1948, and inserting in place a™<^nded. 
thereof the following sentence : — If such deceased person Annuities not 
was a reserve, intermittent or special pohceman or a reserve twIivThundred 
or call fireman of a city or town and, at the time he was f°'!ty^l°„„„ 
killed or at the time he received the injuries or underwent 
the hazard resulting in his death, was performing duty to 
which he was assigned or called as such policeman or fireman, 
the total amount of all such annuities shall not exceed the 
annual rate of compensation payable to a regular or perma- 
nent member of the pohce or fire force thereof, as the case 
may be, for the first year of service therein, and if there are 
no regular or permanent members of the police or fire force 
thereof, as the case may be, said total amount shall not exceed 
the sum of twelve hundred dollars. 

Approved June 12, 1952. 

An Act authorizing the city of brockton to retire Qhar) 432 

AND PAY A PENSION TO FREDERICK L. DONOVAN. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of promoting the public 
good, the city of Brockton is hereby authorized to retire 
and pay a pension to Frederick L. Donovan, a city laborer, 
who is now totally and permanently disabled by reason of 
undulant fever contracted while employed as a laborer in 
the service of said city. The amount of such pension per 
annum shall equal one half of his annual rate of regular 
compensation at the time of his termination of service and 
shall be paid in equal monthly instalments. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to 
the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved June 12, 1952. 

An Act providing for the voluntary payment of ad- QJidrf 433 

DITIONAL deductions INTO THE ANNUITY SAVINGS FUND 
OF CONTRIBUTORY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follow s: 

Paragraph (g) of subdivision (1) of section 22 of chapter 32 Sj-^-iT^|-22 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in etc!, 'amended'. 
line 22, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 658 of the acts 
of 1945, the word "twenty-six" and inserting in place thereof 
the word : — thirty-six, — so that the fourth sentence will 
read as follows : — The total additional deductions for any voluntary 
such member as of any date shall be so limited that such addftionlf^ 
total, together with regular interest on such additional deductions. 
deductions to such date, shall not exceed the portion of his ^"^ ""^^ * 
accumulated regular deductions on such date which is 
derived from that part of his annual regular compensation 
not in excess of thirty-six hundred dollars in any year. 

Approved June 12, 1952. 



354 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 434, 435. 



C/iap.434 An ^^'^ FURTHER DEFINING " TEACHER" UNDER THE CON- 
TRIBUTORY RETIREMENT LAW, AND FURTHER REGULATING 
DEDUCTIONS FROM THE COMPENSATION OF CERTAIN MEM- 
BERS OF THE teachers' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 32, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



"Teacher" 
under contribu- 
tory retirement 
law, further 
defined. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 32, § 22, 
etc., amended. 



Certain 
amounts to be 
included in 
regular 
compensation. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 32 of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out the paragraph defining 
"Teacher", as appearing in section 2 of chapter 543 of the 
acts of 1951, and inserting in place thereof the following 
paragraph : — 

"Teacher", any person who is employed by one or more 
school committees or boards of trustees or by any combina- 
tion of such committees and boards on a basis of not less 
than half-time service as a teacher, principal, supervisor or 
superintendent in any public school as defined in this section, 
or as a supervisor or teacher of adult civic education or 
teacher, as herein defined, who is also employed in connec- 
tion with a school lunch program or in connection with a 
program of instruction of physical education and athletic 
contests as authorized by section forty-seven of chapter 
seventy-one, but excluding any person serving as an exchange 
teacher in any such public school unless he is a member of 
the teachers' retirement system at the time of entry into 
such service; provided, that "teacher" shall not be deemed 
to include, nor shall sections one to twenty-eight inclusive 
apply, to any person who is a teacher in the public schools 
of the city of Boston, except to such a teacher who on 
September first, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, was 
employed by the city of Boston and was then a member of 
the teachers' retirement system. 

Section 2. Paragraph (c) of subdivision (1) of section 22 
of said chapter 32, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 658 
of the acts of 1945, is hereby amended by adding at the end 
the following sentence : — The regular compensation of a 
member of the teachers' retirement system, who is employed 
as a teacher and is also employed in connection with a school 
lunch program, shall include not only the amount of the 
payment for services as teacher but also the amount of the 
payment for services in connection with such school lunch 
program. Approved June 12, 1952. 



ChapAS5 An Act relative to the amount of egress to be ac- 
credited FOR REVOLVING DOORS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 21C of chapter 143 of the General Laws, as most 
recently amended by chapter 540 of the acts of 1949, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end the following para- 
graph : — 

The board of standards shall make rules and regulations 
prescribing what amount, if any, of the required egress from 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 143, 
§ 210, etc., 
amended. 



Amount of 
egress to be 
accredited for 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 436. 355 

a building or premises shall be accredited for a revolving revolving doors, 
door; provided, that no such rule or regulation shall provide '■"s"'**®^- 
any credit for a revolving door if the diameter of its enclosure 
is less than six feet ; and provided, further, that no such rule 
or regulation shall provide any credit for a revolving door 
which under any provision of this chapter or of any special 
law may not be used under any circumstances in such build- 
ing or in an exit from such premises. The provisions of any 
rule or regulation made under this section shall apply not- 
withstanding any provision of this chapter, or of any special 
law, which provides a different credit for such door or which 
prescribes the amount of the required egress to be provided 
by swinging doors if credit is to be given for a revolving door. 

Approved June 12, 1952. 

An Act authorizing off-street parking facilities in (Jjidj) 43Q 

THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. It is hereby declared that excessive curb 
parking of motor vehicles on the streets of the city of Spring- 
field and the lack of adequate off-street parking facilities 
create congestion, obstruct the free circulation of traffic, 
diminish property values and endanger the health, safety 
and general welfare of the public, that the provision of 
conveniently located off-street parking facilities attractive 
in cost is therefore necessary to alleviate such conditions; 
and that the establishment of public off-street automobile 
parking facilities and fostering the provision of commercial, 
special purpose, or co-operative off-street automobile park- 
ing facilities are decreed to be a proper public or municipal 
purpose. 

Section 2. Definitions of Types of Parking Facilities. — 
For purposes of this act, (1) pubhc off-street automobile 
parking facilities are defined as accommodations provided 
by public authority for the parking of automobiles off the 
street or highway and open to public use, with or without 
charge. Such facilities may be publicly owned and publicly 
operated, or they may be publicly owned and privately 
operated; (2) commercial off-street automobile parking 
facilities are defined as accommodations provided by private 
enterprise for the parking of automobiles off the street or 
highway, open to pubhc use for a fee; (3) special purpose 
off-street automobile parking facilities are defined as accom- 
modations provided by public authorities, private groups 
or individuals, for restricted use in connection with public 
improvements, particular businesses, theaters, hotels and 
other private enterprises, or combinations thereof, or as 
adjuncts to housing developments or private residences 
(such facilities may or may not be jointly established and 
operated); (4) co-operative off-street automobile parking 
facilities are defined as accommodations provided by joint 



356 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 436. 

action of public and private interests. Parking facilities 
may consist of lots, garages or other structures and accesso- 
ries; they may be surface facilities or facilities above or 
under the ground. 

Section 3. The city of Springfield is hereby authorized 
to establish a commission, to be kno"VMi as the Springfield 
Off-Street Parking Commission, for the purpose of establish- 
ing public off-street automobile parking facilities and of 
fostering the provision of commercial and special purpose 
off-street automobile parking facilities within the city of 
Springfield. Such commission shall consist of five members, 
three of which shall be appointed by the mayor subject to 
confirmation by the municipal council, and the chairman of 
the traffic commission and the chairman of the planning 
board or their representatives, who shall be members ex- 
officio. 

Members of said commission shall serve without com- 
pensation, but shall be allowed their reasonable and neces- 
sary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties 
as such members. 

The appointive members, no more than two of which 
shall be of the same political affiliation, shall be appointed 
for a term of five years, one of such terms to expire each 
second year; provided, that the original appointments 
under this act shall be for terms of one, three and five years, 
respectively. Appointive members unless sooner removed, 
shall serve until the qualification of their successors and 
vacancies, other than by reason of expiration of term, shall 
be filled by appointment and confirmation for the balance 
of the unexpired terms. The mayor may file wTitten charges 
against any of the appointive members for misfeasance, 
nonfeasance or malfeasance in office, and such member 
may be removed after a hearing on such charges, by a two 
thirds vote of the board of aldermen. Any member against 
whom charges have been filed shall be given, not less than 
fourteen days before hearing on such charges, a written and 
attested copy of the charges against him and written notice 
of the date and place of such hearing. A public hearing 
shall be held only at the request of the member against 
whom charges have been filed and such member shall be 
afforded the right to be represented by counsel and an op- 
portunity to be heard in his o^vn defence. Any removed 
member shall have the right of appeal to the municipal 
council, a majority vote of which shall uphold the finding 
of the board of aldermen. 

Section 4. The Springfield off-street parking commission 
acting alone or in co-operation with any federal, state, mu- 
nicipal or private agency, is hereby authorized to plan, de- 
sign, locate, finance, acquire property for, construct, alter, 
enlarge, use, maintain, operate, lease (either as lessee or 
lessor) public off-street parking facihties and to otherwise 
provide, or foster the provision of commercial, co-operative, 
or special purpose off-street automobile parking facilities, 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 436. 357 

wherever and to the extent that such facilities are deemed 
necessary or desirable in the city of Springfield. 

Section 5. A. For the purposes of this act the Spring- 
field off-street parking commission is hereby authorized to 
acquire private or pubhc, real or personal property and 
property rights, above, at or below the surface of the earth, 
necessary or desirable for off-street parking facilities, by 
purchase, eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine or 
chapter eighty A of the General Laws, gift, lease, bequest, 
devise or grant. Wherever possible and practicable, real 
property acquired under the provision of this act shall be in 
fee simple. 

B. The Springfield off-street parking commission, sub- 
ject to the approval of the city council, may sell, lease, ex- 
change or otherwise dispose of property and property rights 
acquired under this act, if in so doing the interest of the city 
of Springfield Avill be best served. 

Section 6. A. The Springfield off-street parking com- 
mission is authorized to design and locate any and such off- 
street parking facilities as the public interest and the pur- 
poses of this act require; provided, that any such off-street 
parking faciUty shall be an integrated part of an overall 
master plan to accomplish the purposes of this act. Such 
facilities may consist of lots, improved or unimproved; 
single or multi-level garages; other structures and acces- 
sories; or any combination thereof; provided, that such 
facility shall be in strict compliance with the then existing 
zoning ordinances, building code, subdivision regulations, 
and police and fire regulations. Any faciUty so designed or 
located may be on the surface or above or below the sur- 
face. 

B. For the purposes of this section the Springfield off- 
street parking commission is authorized to use the personnel 
and services of other departments of the city of Springfield; 
provided, that the cost of such services and personnel are 
properly charged against the Springfield off-street parking 
commission. 

The Springfield off-street parking commission is further 
authorized to contract with such firms and for such studies 
and surveys as are deemed necessary to the accomplishment 
of the purposes of the act. 

Section 7. The Springfield off-street parking commission 
is authorized to construct or cause to be constructed, pubUc 
off-street parking facihties, of such design and in such loca- 
tions as authorized by section six. No contract shall be 
awarded under this section unless proposals for the same 
shall have been invited by advertisements in at least one 
daily newspaper pubHshed in the city, once a week for at 
least three consecutive weeks, the last publication to be at 
least seven days before the time specified for the opening of 
said proposals, then only to the lowest responsible bidder as 
determined by the Springfield off-street parking commission. 
Such advertisements shall state the time and place where 



358 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 436. 

plans and specifications of the proposed construction or work 
may be had and the time and place for opening the pro- 
posals in answer to said advertisements, and shall reserve to 
the Springfield off-street parking commission the right to 
reject any or all proposals. All such proposals shall be 
opened in public. Any contract made as aforesaid may be 
required to be accompanied by a bond with sureties satis- 
factory to the Springfield off-street parking commission, 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. 

Section 8. A. The Springfield off-street parking com- 
mission is hereby authorized to maintain and operate public 
off-street parking facilities or to contract therefor; or to 
lease by competitive bidding, to any individual, firm or 
corporation, upon such terms as the public interest may 
warrant; provided, that any lease or contract may, and any 
lease on an unimproved parking facility for a period in excess 
of three years shall, contain a covenant on the part of the 
lessee that he shall construct or cause to be constructed on 
the demised land a public parking facihty as designed by the 
Springfield off-street parking commission in compliance with 
section six, such facility on completion to become the prop- 
erty of the city of Springfield. 

B. No lease or contract shall be awarded under this sec- 
tion of the act unless proposals for the same shall have been 
invited by advertisements in at least one daily newspaper 
published in the city, once a week for at least three consecu- 
tive weeks, the last publication to be at least seven days 
before the time specified for the opening of said proposals, 
then only to the highest responsible bidder as determined by 
the Springfield off-street parking commission. Such adver- 
tisements shall state the terms of the lease or contract where 
plans and specifications of required construction may be 
had, and the time and place for opening the proposals in 
answer to such advertisements, and shall reserve to the 
Springfield off-street parking commission the right to reject 
any or all proposals. All proposals shall be opened in public. 
Every lease or contract made as aforesaid shall be accom- 
panied by a bond with surety satisfactory to the Springfield 
off-street parking commission, or by a deposit of money, 
certified check or other security for the faithful performance 
thereof, and such bond or other security shall be deposited 
with the city treasurer until the lease has been carried out in 
all respects. 

C. Reasonable regulations for the orderly use of public 
parking facilities shall be prescribed by the Springfield off- 
street parking commission, as well as a schedule of parking 
fees and other charges for the use of such facilities whether 
such parking facility is operated by the Springfield off-street 
parking commission, under contract or under lease. Such 
regulations and schedule of fees and charges may be revised 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 436. 359 

from time to time, provided that consideration shall be given 
to the need of providing such a regulated public convenience 
at reasonably low cost. 

D. The Springfield off-street parking commission may em- 
ploy necessary and qualified personnel to insure compliance 
with the provisions and purposes of this act. The then exist- 
ing policy of the city of Springfield shall be observed in such 
employment. 

Section 9. A. The city of Springfield may for the pur- ' 
pose of paying the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred 
under the provisions of this act, issue from time to time 
coupon or registered bonds to an amount not exceeding in 
the aggregate two miUion dollars. Such bonds shall bear on 
their face the words : City of Springfield Olf-Street Parking 
Facility Loan; shall be payable at the expiration of twenty 
years from the date of issue ; and shall be signed by the treas- 
urer and countersigned by the mayor of said city. The city 
of Springfield may, by its mayor and treasurer, sell such 
securities for the purposes of this act, upon such terms 
and conditions as they may deem proper; provided, that 
such securities shall not be sold for less than the par value 
thereof. 

B. The Springfield off-street parking commission shall at 
the time such bonds are issued provide for the payment 
thereof, in such annual proportionate payments, beginning 
not less than two years after the first issue of said bonds, as 
will extinguish the same within the time prescribed in this 
act, and when a vote to that effect has been passed by the 
city council, a sum which with the surplus of income derived 
from parking fees, contracts and leases will be sufficient to 
pay the annual expenses of operating its parking facilities, 
and the interest as it accrues on bonds issued by the city of 
Springfield under the provisions of this act, shall, without 
further vote, be assessed by the assessors of Springfield in 
each year thereafter, in the same manner in which other taxes 
are assessed under the provisions of section twenty-three of 
chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws, until the debt in- 
curred by the loan herein authorized is extinguished. All 
revenue derived under any of the provisions of this act shall 
be applied to defraying all expenses incurred by reason of any 
of the provisions of said act, and the interest and principal 
as they accrue upon any bonds issued by the city of Spring- 
field under authority of this act. If any surplus should re- 
main after payment of all liabilities under this act, the 
Springfield off-street parking commission may annually pay 
into the general funds of the city of Springfield such sum as 
it shall deem reasonable to compensate the city for its loss 
of tax revenue from property acquired and used for the pur- 
poses of this act. 

C. The Springfield off-street parking commission may 
from time to time accept such portion of parking meter rev- 
enue as properly allocated; provided, that such funds shall 
be maintained by said commission as a separate account; 



360 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 437. 

and provided, further, that such funds shall be used only in 
strict accordance with the provisions of section twenty-two B 
of chapter forty of the General Laws. 

D. The Springfield off-street parking commission shall 
maintain proper accounting and financial records of all trans- 
actions, and provide annual financial statements. An annual 
report of all activities shall be made to the municipal council. 

Section 10. The Springfield off-street parking commis- 
■ sion is authorized to exercise all powers necessary, convenient 
or desirable to carry out the purposes of this act. 

Section 11. The land or parking facihties acquired, con- 
structed, maintained or operated under the provisions of 
this act shall be deemed to be so acquired, constructed, 
maintained and operated by the city of Springfield in its 
governmental capacity, and the city shall not be liable for 
any injury, loss or damage suffered by any person on or 
about any property so acquired, constructed, maintained or 
operated. 

Section 12. Nothing in this act shall be construed as 
giving the Sprmgfield off-street parking commission power 
to supersede the traffic commission or the poHce department 
of the city of Springfield in the regulation and enforcement 
of parking on the streets of Springfield. 

Section 13. If any section, provision or clause of this 
act shall be declared invalid or inapplicable to any person 
or circumstance, such invalidity or inapplicability shall not 
be construed to affect the portions not so held or persons or 
circumstances not so affected. All laws or portions of laws 
inconsistent with the policy and provisions of this act are 
hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency in their 
apphcations to the provisions of automobile parking facilities 
authorized by this act. 

Section 14. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the qualified voters of the city of Springfield at the next 
biennial state election in the form of the following question, 
which shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used in 
said city at said election: — "Shall an act passed by the 
general court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-two, 
authorizing the city of Springfield to establish an Off-Street 
Parking Commission for the purpose of establishing public 
off-street automobile parking facilities and charging the pub- 
lic a reasonable fee for the use of such facilities, be accepted 
by this city?" If a majority of the voters voting thereon 
vote in the affirmative in answer to said question, then this 
act shall take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved June 12, 1952. 

ChavAS7 ^^ Act relative to the office of special judge of 

PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY FOR HAMPSHIRE COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Notwithstanding the provisions of section eight of chapter 
four hundred and eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 438, 439. 361 

thirty-seven, upon the death, resignation or removal of the 
special judge of probate and insolvency for Hampshire 
county, the office which he held shall not be abolished. 

Approved June 12, 1952. 

An Act relative to zoning ordinances and by-laws. Q}iar> 438 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 26 of chapter 40 of the General Laws, as appear- g. l. (Ter. 
ing in section 1 of chapter 269 of the acts of 1933, is hereby ftl^'amended. 
amended by inserting after the word "uses", in line 15, the 
words: — ; provided, that no such ordinance or by-law 
shall so regulate the non-use of non-conforming land used 
for agriculture, horticulture or floriculture where such non- 
use has existed for less than five years, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 26. Such an ordinance or by-law or any Certain zoning 
amendment thereof shall not apply to existing buildings or and by^-faws, 
structures, nor to the existing use of any building or struc- '■eguiated. 
ture, or of land to the extent to which it is used at the time 
of adoption of the ordinance or by-law, but it shall apply to 
any change of use thereof and to any alteration of a build- 
ing or structure when the same would amount to recon- 
struction, extension or structural change, and to any altera- 
tion of a building or structure to provide for its use for a 
purpose or in a manner substantially different from the use 
to which it was put before alteration, or for its use for the 
same purpose to a substantially greater extent. Such an 
ordinance or by-law may regulate non-use of non-conforming 
buildings and structures so as not to unduly prolong the life 
of non-conforming uses; provided, that no such ordinance 
or by-law shall so regulate the non-use of non-conforming 
land used for agi'iculture, horticulture or floriculture where 
such non-use has existed for less than five years. A building, 
structure or land used or to be used by a public service 
corporation may be exempted from the operation of such 
an ordinance or by-law if, upon petition of the corporation, 
the department of public utilities shall, after public notice 
and hearing, decide that the present or proposed situation 
of the building, structure or land in question is reasonably 
necessary for the convenience or welfare of the public. 

Approved June 12, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the town of provincetown to 

SUPPLY itself and ITS INHABITANTS WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Provincetown, for the purpose 
of supplying itseK and its inhabitants with water for the 
extinguishment of fires and for domestic and other purposes, 
is hereby authorized to collect the water of the territory in 
the town of Truro, lying between Highland road and a line 
one and one quarter miles southeasterly thereof and parallel 



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362 Acts, 1952. — Chap. 439. 

to Highland road, including the natural watersheds of said 
territory. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, said town, acting 
by and through its board of public works, may take by emi- 
nent domain under chapter seventy-nine or chapter eighty A 
of the General Laws, or acquire by lease, purchase, gift, 
devise or otherwise, and hold, the waters, or any portion 
thereof, of any pond, brook, spring or stream or of any 
ground water sources, by means of driven, artesian or other 
wells or filter galleries, within the limits of said territory, 
not already appropriated for purposes of public water sup- 
ply, and the water rights connected with any such water 
sources; and also for said purposes may take by eminent 
domain under said chapter seventy-nine or said chapter 
eighty A, or acquire by lease, purchase, gift, devise or other- 
wise, and hold, all lands, rights of way and other easements 
necessary for collecting, storing, holding, purifying and 
treating such water and protecting and preserving the purity 
thereof and for conveying the same through the town of 
Truro to any part of the town of Provincetown ; provided, 
that no source of water supply and no lands necessary for 
protecting and preserving the purity of the water shall be 
taken or used without first obtaining the advice and ap- 
proval of the department of public health, and that the 
location and arrangement of all dams, reservoirs, wells or 
filter galleries, filtration and pumping plants or other works 
necessary in carrying out the provisions of this act shall be 
subject to the approval of said department; and for said 
purposes said town may acquire by lease, purchase, gift, 
bequest or otherwise any appliances, works, tools, machinery 
and other equipment that may be necessary or expedient in 
carrying out the provisions of this act. Said town may con- 
struct and maintain on the lands acquired and held under 
this act proper dams, wells, reservoirs, pumping and filtra- 
tion plants, buildings, standpipes, tanks, fixtures and other 
structures, including also purification and treatment works, 
the construction and maintenance of which shall be subject 
to the approval of said department of public health, and may 
make excavations, procure and operate machinery, and pro- 
vide such other means and appliances and do such other 
things as may be necessary for the establishment and main- 
tenance of complete and effective water works; and for that 
purpose may construct, lay and maintain aqueducts, con- 
duits, pipes and other works, under or over any lands, water 
courses, railroads, railways and public or other ways, and 
along any such way in said towns in such manner as not 
unnecessarily to obstruct the same; and for the purposes of 
constructing, laying, maintaining, operating and repairing 
such conduits, pipes and other works, and for all other 
proper purposes of this act, said town may dig up or raise 
and embank any such lands, highways or other ways in such 
manner as to cause the least hindrance to public travel 
thereon; provided, that all things done upon any such way 



Acts, 1952. — Chap. 439. 363 

in the town of Truro shall be subject to the direction of the 
selectmen of said town. Said town of Provincetown shall 
not enter upon, construct or lay any conduits, pipes or other 
works within the location of any railroad corporation except 
at such time and in such manner as it may agree upon with 
such corporation or, in case of failure so to agree, as may be 
approved by the department of pubhc utiUties. Said town 
of Provincetown may enter upon any lands for the purpose 
of making surveys, test pits and borings, and may take or 
otherwise acquire the right to occupy temporarily any lands 
necessary for the construction of any works or for any other 
purpose authorized by this act. 

Section 3. The land, water rights and other property 
taken or acquired under this act, and all works, buildings 
and other structures erected or constructed thereunder, shall 
be managed, improved and controlled by the board of pub- 
lic works of the town of Provincetown, in such manner as 
they shall deem for the best interest of the town. 

Section 4. Any person or corporation injured in his or 
its property by any action of said town of Provincetown or 
board of public works under this act may recover damages 
from said town under said chapter seventy-nine or said 
chapter eighty A; provided, that the right to damages for 
the taking of any water, water source or water right, or 
any injury thereto, shall not vest until the water is actually 
withdrawn or diverted by said town under authority of this 
act. 

Section 5. Said town may, for the purpose of paying the 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be incurred 
under the provisions of this act, other than expenses of main- 
tenance and operation, issue from time to time bonds or 
notes to an amount, not exceeding, in the aggregate, three 
hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars, which shall bear 
on their faces the words, Town of Provincetown Water Loan, 
Act of 1952. Each authorized issue shall constitute a sepa- 
rate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more than 
thirty years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under 
the provisions of this act shall be outside the debt limit as 
fixed for water supply loans by chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, but otherwise shall be subject to the appli- 
cable provisions of said chapter. 

Section 6. Said town of Provincetown shall, at the time 
of authorizing said loan or loans, provide for the payment 
thereof in accordance with the provisions of section five; 
and when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, 
mth the income derived from the water rates, will be suffi- 
cient to pay the annual expense of operating its water works 
or the purchasing of water and the maintenance of its pipe 
lines, as the case may be, and the interest as it accrues on 
the bonds or notes issued as , aforesaid, and to make such 
payments on the principal as may be required under the 
provisions of this act, shall without further vote be assessed 
by the assessors of said town annually thereafter in the same 



364 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 440, 441. 

manner as other taxes, until the debt incurred by the said 
loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 7. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- 
lutes or diverts any of the waters taken or held under this 
act, or injures any structure, work or other property owned, 
held or used by said town under the authority and for the 
purposes of this act, shall forfeit and pay to said town of 
Provincetown three times the amount of damages assessed 
therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; and upon con- 
viction of any one of the above wilful or wanton acts shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars 
or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. 

Section 7A. Nothing in this act shall be deemed to 
abrogate the right of the town of Truro or the inhabitants 
thereof to take water from the pipes or reservoirs constructed 
under authority of chapter four hundred and eighty-three 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and seven, as set forth in 
section seven of said chapter. 

Section 8. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the voters of the town of Provincetown 
present and voting thereon at a town meeting called for the 
purpose within four years after its passage ; but the number 
of meetings so called in any year shall not exceed three. 

Approved June 12, 1952. 

ChayAAQ An Act authorizing the metropolitan district com- 
mission TO reconstruct smith field road in the HYDE 
PARK district OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The metropolitan district commission is 
hereby authorized and directed to reconstruct Smith Field 
road in the Stony Brook reservation in the Hyde Park dis- 
trict of the city of Boston. For such purpose, said commis- 
sion may expend such sums as may hereafter be appro- 
priated therefor. 

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

Approved June 17, 1952. 



Chav.4.4:l An Act relative to the construction and maintenance 

of a structure bridging DEVONSHIRE STREET IN THE 
CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon petition and after seven days' notice 
published in at least three newspapers published in the city 
of Boston and at a public hearing thereon, the board of street 
commissioners of the city of Boston, with the approval of the 
mayor, may grant and issue a permit to the First National 
Bank of Boston, a national banking association duly estab- 
lished and existing under the laws of the United States, and 
doing business in said city, and its successors and assigns, to 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 442, 443. 365 

build and, on such conditions and subject to such restrictions 
as said board may prescribe, to permanently maintain a 
structure bridging Devonshire street in said city at a point 
where said bank owns the land with the buildings thereon on 
opposite sides of said street, for the purpose of connecting 
said buildings. 

Section 2. No structure bridging said street under a per- 
mit issued as provided in section one shall be constructed or 
maintained at a height less than fifty-nine feet above the 
present grade line of said street, and no part of said structure 
or its supports shall rest upon the surface of said street ; nor 
shall any such structure be erected or maintained over any 
portion of said street not owned in fee by said bank without 
the written consent of the owner of such portion filed with 
said board. Such consent of the city of Boston may be given 
by said board of street commissioners, with the approval of 
the mayor. 

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

Approved June 17, 1952. 

An Act providing for certain payments, in lieu of va- ChavAA2i 

CATIONS, in the CASE OF CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF THE 
WATER DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF TAUNTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Taunton is hereby authorized to 
appropriate and pay the following sums to the following 
named persons, employees of the water department of said 
city, said pajmients to be in lieu of vacations in the year 
nineteen hundred and fifty-one which were not granted to 
them although they were entitled thereto, viz. : — 

1. Andrew Gray $174 00 

2. Paul Kelly 117 60 

3. John Wade 117 60 

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

Approved June 17, 1952. 

An Act relative to the leasing by cities and towns rihn^ 443 

OF SUITABLE HEADQUARTERS FOR LOCAL POSTS OF THE ^' 

AMERICAN VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II, AMVETS, AND FOR 
A POST OF THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN WORLD WAR VETERANS 
OF THE UNITED STATES, INC. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 9 of chapter 40 of the General Laws, as amended, EJ^ioTs 
is hereby further amended by inserting after the words etc!, 'amended. 
"Lithuanian War Veterans Organization, Inc.", inserted by 
chapter 115 of the acts of the current year, the words: — 
, for a post of the American. Veterans of World War II, 
AMVETS, and for a post of the Italian- American World 
War Veterans of the United States, Inc. 

Approved June 17, 1952. 



366 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 444, 445. 



ChapA4i4c An Act providing for the admission to the soldiers' 

HOME IN HOLYOKE OF CERTAIN PERSONS WHO SERVED IN 
THE MILITARY SERVICE OF POLAND DURING WORLD WAR I. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Any person who was recruited in the United States and 
who served in the mihtary service of Poland while said 
country was associated with the United States in World 
War I, between October seventh, nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, and January thirty-first, nineteen hundred and 
nineteen, both dates inclusive, shall be entitled to out- 
patient treatment at, admission to, and hospitalization in, 
the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke; provided that he produces 
information in conformity with the rules and regulations of 
said Home that he has been honorably discharged from said 
service and is a citizen of the commonwealth and has a legal 
settlement in a city or to'wn therein, or if not such a citizen 
is a citizen of the United States and has such a settlement; 
but no such person shall be treated as an out-patient at, ad- 
mitted to, or hospitalized in, said Home if the treatment, 
admission or hospitalization of any person qualified by serv- 
ice in the armed forces of the United States would thereby 
be postponed or denied. Approved June 17, 1952. 



ChapA4c5 An Act to facilitate the collection of inheritance 

TAXES ON REAL ESTATE OF NON-RESIDENT DECEDENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

EdV.es.l'g, Section 1. Section 9 of chapter 65 of the General Laws, 

amended. ^g appearing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended 

by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place 

Collection of thereof the following sentence : — Property of which a 

taxe"on°reai decedcut dics scizcd or possessed, subject to taxes as afore- 

estate of non- gaid, in whatever form of investment it may happen to be, 

de'cedents, and all property acquired in substitution therefor, shall be 

regulated. charged with a lien for all taxes and interest thereon which 

are or may become due on such property; but said lien shall 

not attach to any personal property after the same has been 

sold or disposed of for value by the executors, administrators 

or trustees, or to real estate after it has been conveyed by 

the executors, administrators or trustees under license or 

decree of the probate court or to real estate which, during the 

life of the grantor, is conveyed by recorded or registered 

deed and transferred in possession and enjoyment by him 

to the grantee, in contemplation of death; provided, that 

the probate court shall, before issuing a license or entering 

a decree authorizing an executor, administrator or trustee 

to convey real estate of a non-resident decedent, notify the 

commissioner in writing and give him an opportunity to be 

heard and shall impose such conditions, if any, in respect to 

securing payment of taxes imposed under this chapter as it 

shall deem meet. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 446, 447. 367 

Section 2. Section 32 of chapter 202 of the General Ed\202"§ 32. 
Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, amended.' 
in line 8, the words "state treasurer" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — commissioner of corporations and 
taxation, — so that the first sentence will read as follows: — 
An executor or administrator appointed in another state or Foreign 
country upon the estate of a person who was not at the time ficenseTo'^*^^' 
of his death a resident of this commonwealth and upon whose seii, notice, 
estate administration has not been granted in this common- 
wealth, duly qualified and acting, may file an authenticated 
copy of the record of his appointment and of his bond in the 
probate court for any county where there is real estate of the 
deceased; and such executor or administrator, after such 
notice to the commissioner of corporations and taxation, 
creditors and all other persons interested as the court may 
order, may be licensed to sell said real estate or an undivided 
interest therein in such manner and upon such notice as the 
court orders. Approved June 17, 1952. 



An Act providing for the erection and maintenance fhn^) 446 

OF A FIELD HOUSE ON THE CHARLESBANK, SO CALLED, ^' 

IN THE WEST END DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The metropolitan district commission is hereby authorized 
and directed to erect and maintain a field house on the 
Charlesbank, so called, in the west end district of the city 
of Boston. For said purposes, said commission may expend 
such sums as may be appropriated therefor. 

Approved June 17, 1952. 



ChapA4:7 



An Act further regulating the computation of sen- 
iority DATES OF EMPLOYEES CLASSIFIED UNDER CIVIL 
SERVICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Paragraph 1 of section 15D of chapter 31 ej^-^7*^''- 
of the General Laws, as appearing in section 5 of chapter 704 § isb, etc., 
of the acts of 1945, is hereby amended by striking out, in ^"^''"'^'•''^• 
lines 13 and 14, the words "again computed from the date 
of his original appointment" and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — computed from the date obtained by adding Computation 
the period of such absence from the pay roll to the date of dltMoTc^tain 
his original appointment; provided, however, that in the r^'uiated*' 
case of a permanent employee, other than one discharged 
for cause, whose separation from the service was not of his 
own volition, the length of his service shall be again com- 
puted from the date of his original appointment. A major 
fraction of a year shall be computed as a full year in making 
such computations. Proof of absence from the pay roll shall 
be evidenced by official pay roll records. 



368 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 448, 449. 

Application SECTION 2. This act shall not affect the computation of 

limited. Seniority of employees restored to the pay roll prior to the 

effective date of the act, nor shall it apply to one who dis- 
rupts the continuity of his service to serve in the armed 
forces of the United States. Approved June 17, 1952. 

ChapA'iS An Act providing for the construction of an extension 

OF THE breakwater IN THE TOWN OF WINTHROP. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of further protecting Win- 
throp Shore Drive and other shore property in the town of 
Winthrop, the department of public works is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to construct a breakwater in a location 
about one thousand feet easterly of the shore at said location 
and on the northerly end of the present breakwater in said 
town, or in such other location in said town as said depart- 
ment may deem advisable, to complete the breakwater 
constructed under the provisions of chapter two hundred 
and fifty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty- two. 

Section 2. The said department may expend for the 
work authorized in section one such sums as may be appro- 
priated therefor. Approved June 17, 1952. 

ChapA49 An Act enabling the director of the division of fish- 
eries AND GAME IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION 
TO ACQUIRE CERTAIN LAND KNOWN AS THE PANTRY BROOK 
AREA IN THE TOWN OF SUDBURY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

The director of the division of fisheries and game, with 
the approval of the administrative board thereof and the 
selectmen of the town of Sudbury, is hereby authorized to 
acquire by purchase, lease or gift or, with the approval of 
the governor and council and said selectmen, to take by 
eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General 
Laws, and hold for wildlife management purposes an area 
of approximately four hundred and fifty acres known as the 
Pantry Brook area, located in said town and shown on a 
plan entitled "Ownership study plan of Pantry or Gulf 
brook lands, Sudbury, Mass., surveyed and compiled by 
Tracy B. Slack, 1943, 1950", and to purchase all lots shown 
on said plan through which the edge of swamp shown thereon 
passes, up to a fine parallel to Concord road and one hun- 
dred feet southerly and easterly therefrom, and to purchase 
an easement in said lots between said line and Concord road 
for fiowage and development for wildhfe management pur- 
poses to the exclusion of all rights of the legal owners, except 
the rights of building thereon, and the filUng and use thereof 
for dwelling or business purposes. 

Said director of the division of fisheries and game, with 
the advice and consent of the administrative board, may 



Acts, 1952. — Cha.ps. 450, 451, 452. 369 

lay out and maintain such land for such purposes and erect 
and maintain such structures and other facilities thereon as 
may be necessary to render such lands reasonably available 
and acceptable. The director, with the advice and consent 
of the administrative board, may, with the approval of the 
governor and council, sell or exchange any land acquired 
under this act which in his judgment can be no longer ad- 
vantageously used. The director, with the advice and con- 
sent of the administrative board, may make rules and regu- 
lations regarding the use thereof as may from time to time 
be necessary in accordance with the provisions of section 
thirty-seven of chapter thirty of the General Laws. For 
carrying out the purposes of this act, there may be expended 
such sum not to exceed thirty thousand dollars, as may be 
appropriated therefor. Approved June 17, 1952. 



An Act providing for the construction and mainte- QhavAbO 

NANCE BY THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION OF 
A PUBLIC LAVATORY AND COMFORT STATION ON STATE 
LAND IN THE CITY OF REVERE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The metropohtan district commission is hereby authorized 
and directed to construct and maintain a public lavatory 
and comfort station at or near Crescent avenue and Revere 
beach boulevard on land owned by the commonwealth in 
the city of Revere. For said purposes, said commission may 
expend such sums as may be appropriated therefor. 

Approved June 17, 1952. 



An Act providing for the completion of the dredg- Chav.4:51 

ING along the southwesterly SHORE OF THE TOWN OF 
WINTHROP. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The commissioner of airport management is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to complete the dredging along the 
southwesterly shore of the town of Winthrop, as authorized 
by chapter five hundred and fifty-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty. For expenses necessary to carry out the 
above purpose, the commissioner of airport management 
may expend such sums as may be appropriated therefor. 

Approved June 17, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the metropolitan district com- ChavA52 

MISSION to do additional WORK ON THE ALEWIFE BROOK. 

Be it enacted, etc., os follows: 

The metropolitan district commission is hereby authorized 
and directed to pave and improve the slopes of the Alewife 
brook, and to grade the banks and to erect an iron fence 



370 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 453, 454. 



thereon beginning at the point where the work performed 
under chapter four hundred and ninety-six of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-one ends and the junction of the 
Mystic river. For said purpose, said commission may ex- 
pend such sums, not exceeding, in the aggregate, twenty-five 
thousand dollars, as may be appropriated therefor. 

Approved June 17, 1952. 



ChapAdS ^^ ^^'^ authorizing the department of public utilities 

TO SUMMON WITNESSES, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR 
FAILURE TO COMPLY THEREWITH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 25 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 5A, as appearing in the Tercentenary 
Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following sec- 
tion : — Section 5 A . In all investigations and inquiries au- 
thorized by law to be made by the department and in all 
proceedings before it, any commissioner of the department 
may summon witnesses, administer oaths and take testi- 
mony. The fees of such witnesses for attendance and travel 
shall be the same as for witnesses before the superior court 
and shall be paid by the commonwealth upon the certificate 
of the department filed with the comptroller. The fees of 
such witnesses need not be paid or tendered to them prior to 
their attendance and testimony. Subpoenas may be issued 
at the instance of a complainant, respondent or any other 
party to any proceeding before the commission under such 
rules as the department may establish, in which case the cost 
of service and the fees of witnesses shall be borne by the 
party at whose instance the witness is summoned, and such 
fees shall be paid to the witnesses as provided in the case of 
witnesses before the superior court. 

Approved June 17, 1952. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 25, § 5A, 
amended. 



Department of 
public utilities 
may summon 
witnesses. 



Fees. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 131, § 8, 
etc., amended. 



C/iap. 454 ^'^ ^CT INCREASING THE FEE FOR CERTAIN TRAPPING 

LICENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Clause (1) of section 8 of chapter 131 of the 
General Laws, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 405 of the 
acts of 1951, is hereby amended by striking out the eighth 
paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following para- 
graph: — 

For a trapping license, seven dollars and seventy-five 
cents, except that for such a license issued to a minor between 
the ages of fifteen and eighteen the fee shall be two dollars 
and twenty-five cents. 

Section 2. The provisions of this act shall take effect 
on January first, nineteen hundred and fifty-three. 

Approved June 17, 1952. 



Effective 
date. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 455, 456. 371 



An Act relative to the continued development of Chap Add 

THE GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN AIRPORT. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend ^r^ambiT^ 
to defeat its purpose, which is to take without delay the 
necessary steps for the further development of the General 
Edward Lawrence Logan Airport, therefore it is hereby 
declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate 
preservation of the public safety and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 4 of chapter 760 of the acts of 1950 is hereby 
amended by striking out, in line 2, the word "five" and 
inserting in place thereof the word: — twelve, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 4- The sum of fifty thousand 
dollars under this act shall be made available to dig a channel 
twelve hundred feet long, one hundred feet wide and eight 
feet deep at mean low water tide adjacent to the East 
Boston Yacht Club. Approved June 20, 1952. 

An Act authorizing the city of pittsfield to grant a ChapAbQ 

PERMIT relative TO THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTE- 
NANCE OF A PRIVATE STRUCTURE BRIDGING EAST STREET 
IN THE CITY OF PITTSFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon petition and after seven days' notice 
published in a newspaper published in the city of Pittsfield 
and a public hearing thereon, the city council of said city 
may, with the approval of the mayor, grant and issue a 
permit to the General Electric Company, a New York 
corporation, authorized to do business in this common- 
wealth, abutter on both sides of East street in the city of 
Pittsfield, to build, and on such conditions and subject to 
such restrictions as said council may prescribe, permanently 
maintain, a structure bridging East street in said city con- 
necting lands owned by the abutter on opposite sides of 
said street. 

Section 2. No structure bridging said street under a 
permit issued as provided in section one shall be constructed 
or maintained at a height less than eighteen feet above the 
grade line of said street and no part of the bridge or its 
supports shall rest upon said highway. 

Section 3. Any permit granted under authority of 
this act may be revoked by said city council, after due 
notice and a hearing, and with the approval of the mayor. 

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

Approved June 20, 1952. 



372 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 457, 458. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



ChapAbl A.N Act establishing the office of administrative 

SECRETARY AND THE OFFICE OF EXECUTIVE STENOGRAPHER 
IN THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, which in part is to estabUsh forthwith 
the office of administrative secretary and the office of execu- 
tive stenographer in the executive department, 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 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 6, as appearing in the Tercentenary 
Edition, the following section: — Section 6 A. The gover- 
nor, with the advice and consent of the council, may appoint 
an administrative secretary who shall perform the duties 
required of him by the governor or by the governor and 
council, and shall receive such salary as may be fixed by the 
governor and council, not exceeding the sum annually appro- 
priated therefor by the general court. Said administrative 
secretary shall hold ofl&ce during good behavior and until 
the governor and council shall remove him in accordance 
with the provisions of chapter thirty-one, and the rules made 
thereunder, relative to removals from the classified pubUc 
service. 

The governor, with the advice and consent of the council, 
may appoint an executive stenographer who shall perform 
the duties required of her by the governor or by the governor 
and council, and shall receive such salary as may be fixed 
by the governor and council, not exceeding the sum annually 
appropriated therefor by the general court. Said executive 
stenographer shall hold ofiice during good behavior and 
until the governor and council shall remove her in accordance 
with the provisions of chapter thirty-one, and the rules made 
thereunder, relative to removals from the classified pubhc 
service. Approved June 20, 1952. 



G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), 6, new 
§ 6A, added. 

Offices of 
administrative 
secretary and 
e-xecutive 
stenographer 
in executive 
department, 
established. 



Chap. 4:58 An Act authorizing the city of boston to pay certain 

COMPENSATION TO RITA SULLIVAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of promoting the public good 
and of discharging a moral obhgation, the city of Boston may 
pay to Rita Sullivan, a former employee of the Boston sana- 
torium who is now permanently disabled by reason of illness 
contracted by her in the performance of her work at said 
sanatorium, the amount or amounts to which she would have 
been entitled under paragraph (7A) of section one of chapter 
one hundred and fifty-two of the General Laws if said para- 
graph had been in effect at the time she contracted said 
illness. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 459, 460. 373 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year by vote of the city council of 
said city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not 
otherwise. Approved June 20, 1952. 



An Act relative to the fee for copies of records of Qjidj) 459 

THE registry OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 33 of chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby g. l. (Ter. 
amended by striking out the twenty-fourth paragraph, as etc!, amended', 
appearing in section 1 of chapter 699 of the acts of 1951, and 
inserting in place thereof the following paragraph : — 

For every copy of any record, or any certificate, the fee Fees, 
for which is not otherwise provided herein, one dollar and 
fifty cents, except that when an owner has registered a ve- 
hicle for the ensuing registration year and thereafter trans- 
fers ownership of said vehicle to another before the beginning 
of said year, or when such owner changes his address before 
the beginning of said year, the registrar may issue to him a 
new registration certificate for another vehicle for the en- 
suing year, or a new registration certificate bearing the new 
address, without charge other than the additional difference, 
if any, between the fees for registration of the vehicle trans- 
ferred and the vehicle sought to be registered for the ensuing 
year. Approved June 20, 1962. 



An Act relating to the consolidation of actions for ni^n^ AP.r\ 

TRIAL IN the district COURTS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 223 of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. (Ter. 
striking out section 2A, as amended by section 1 of chapter f 2a' etc.'. 
369 of the acts of 1943, and inserting in place thereof the amended.' 
following section: — Section 2 A. Whenever cross actions Consolidation 
between the same parties or two or more actions, including actlons^S 
for the purposes hereof other court proceedings, arising out '*''• 
of or connected with the same accident, event or transaction 
are pending in one or more district courts, the presiding jus- 
tice of the appellate division of any such district court, or a 
justice of said division designated by him, may, upon mo- 
tion of any party to any such action in such court, order the 
consolidation of such actions for the purpose of trial to- 
gether in any district court to be designated in the orders- 
provided, that if motions to consolidate the same actions are 
filed in more than one appellate division, such motions shall 
be referred to the presiding justice of the appellate division 
in which the first motion is filed, or a justice of said division 
designated by him; and provided, further, that if all the 
principal parties to all such actions agree upon such con- 
solidation for trial together in one district court they shall be 



374 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 461, 462. 

consolidated and tried in such court. The party making such 
motion shall give notice thereof to the clerks of the district 
courts in which said actions are pending and to all parties to 
such actions, and thereafter none of said actions shall be 
placed on any trial list until after the disposition of said 
motion. This section shall apply only to actions as to which 
the time hmit for removal to the superior court under sec- 
tion one hundred and four of chapter two hundred and 
thirty-one has expired. Approved June 20, 1952. 



ChapAQl An Act relative to the driving of vehicles on ways 

WHICH ARE DIVIDED INTO LANES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Edo,' sJ.^^iew Section 1. Chapter 89 of the General Laws is hereby 
§§ 4 A aAd amended by inserting after section 4 the two following sec- 
Driv^ngV tions: — Section J^A. When any way has been divided into 
vehicles, laues, the driver of a vehicle shall so drive that the vehicle 

reg ate . shall be entirely within a single lane, and he shall not move 
from the lane in which he is driving until he has first ascer- 
tained if such movement can be made with safety. 
Same subject. Scction JfB. Upou all ways the driver of a vehicle shall 
drive in the lane nearest the right side of the way when such 
lane is available for travel, except when overtaking another 
vehicle or when preparing for a left turn. 
Ed)'' sol' 5 Section 2. Section 5 of said chapter 89, as amended by 
etc!, 'amended, chapter 49 of the acts of 1936, is hereby further amended by 
striking out, in line 2, the words "the four preceding sec- 
tions" and inserting in place thereof the words: — sections 
one to four B, inclusive, — so as to read as follows: — Sec- 
Penaity. Hon 5. Whocvcr violates any of the provisions of sections 

one to four B, inclusive, shall, upon complaint made within 
three months after the commission of the offence, forfeit 
not more than twenty dollars. Approved June 20, 1952. 



C/iap. 462 An Act authorizing the town of cohasset to pay a 

pension to CHARLES C. PHILBROOK, A FORMER MEMBER 
OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To correct an error, and for the purpose of 
promoting the public good, and in consideration of his long 
and meritorious service, the tOAvn of Cohasset is hereby 
authorized to pay an annual pension to Charles C. Philbrook, 
who served said town for twenty-three years as a member 
of the fire department. Said pension shall be in the amount 
of seventeen hundred dollars per annum and shall be paid 
in equal monthly instalments. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by a vote of the selectmen of the town of Cohasset, 
but not otherwise. Approved June 20, 1952. 



Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 463, 464. 375 

An Act relative to aid to dependent children so called. ChapAQS 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 118 of the General Laws is hereby amended by ehV'iis'^'si 
striking out section 1, as most recently amended by chapter etc!. 'amended! 
487 of the acts of 1939, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section : — Section 1 . The following words and Definitions, 
phrases as used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise 
requires, shall have the following meanings: — 

"Dependent child", a child under the age of sixteen, or 
under the age of eighteen if found to be regularly attending 
school, who has been deprived of parental support or care 
by reason of the death, continued absence from home or 
physical or mental incapacity of a parent, and who is living 
with his father, mother or other parent in a place of residence 
maintained by one or more of such relatives as his or their 
own home, whether or not they or any of them have a settle- 
ment within the commonwealth. 

"Parent" shall include, in addition to the father and 
mother of the dependent child, the following: — stepfather, 
stepmother, stepbrother, stepsister; any blood relative, 
including those of half blood, except cousins, nephews or 
nieces; adoptive relative of equal propinquity to the fore- 
going; and the spouses of any such persons. 

"Aid to dependent children", money payments with 
respect to a dependent child or dependent children. 

"Department", the department of public welfare. 

Approved June 20, 1952. 



An Act authorizing the department op mental health ChapAQ4: 
TO establish in the town of foxborough a hospital 

FOR AGED persons WHO ARE NOT MENTALLY ILL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The department of mental health is hereby authorized to 
reconstruct and develop the property under its control in the 
town of Foxborough known as the "Farm School", for use as 
a hospital for aged persons who are not mentally ill. Ad- 
missions of patients to said hospital shall be voluntary and 
not by commitment, and said hospital, although under the 
supervision and control of said department, shall be deemed 
to be a public medical institution within the meaning of 
section one of chapter one hundred and eighteen D of the 
General Laws. For the purposes of this act, said department 
may expend such sums as may be appropriated therefor. 

Approved June 20, 1952. 



376 Acts, 1952. — Chaps. 465, 466. 

ChapA65 An Act providing for the acquisition by the commis- 
sioner OF conservation of land at the foot of THOMP- 
SON POND IN THE TOWN OF SPENCER WITH THE DAM LO- 
CATED THEREON AND ALL THE RIGHTS OF FLOWAGE APPUR- 
TENANT THERETO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The commissioner of conservation is hereby 
authorized to acquire all rights and title by gift or take by 
eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General 
Laws a certain tract of land, supposed to contain about one 
hundred and forty acres, in the town of