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ACTS 



AND 



RESOLVES 



PASSED BY THE 



(facrat tynrt af Jflassarhusetts 



IN THE YEAR 



1957 



PUBLISHED BY 



EDWARD J. CRONIN 
Secretary of the Commonwealth 




BOSTON 
WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING COMPANY 

1957 



ACTS AND RESOLVES 



OF 



MASSACHUSETTS 

1957 



J^^The General Court, which was chosen November G, 1956, 
assembled on Wednesday, the second day of January, 1 ( .»57. for its 
first annual session. 

The oaths of office were taken and subscribed by His Excellency 
Foster Furcolo and His Honor Robert F. Murphy on Thursday, 
the third day of January, in the presence of the two Houses assembled 

in convention. 



ACTS. 



An Act relative to branch powers of savings banks, Chaj). 

CO-OPERATIVE HANKS AND BANKING COMPANIES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose which is the preservation of the security 
and stability of the state banking system now threatened 
because of an interpretation of the law by the federal comp- 
troller of the currency, therefore, it is hereby declared to be 
an emergency law, necessary tor the immediate preservation 
of the public convenience. 

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 5 of chapter 1G8 of the General Laws, 
as appearing in section 1 of chapter 432 of the acts of 1955, 
is hereby amended by striking out the first two paragraphs 
and inserting in place thereof the following two paragraphs: 
— After such notice and hearing as the commissioner may 
require and with his written permission and under such con- 
ditions as he may approve, such corporation may establish 
and maintain one or more branch offices or depots (a) in the 
town wherein its main office is located, or (6) in other towns 
within the same county; provided, that no branch office or 
depot shall be established in such other town if the main 
office or a branch office of any savings bank is located 
therein. 

The offices and depots of any savings bank consolidated 
or merged under section seventy-two or all or substantially 
all of the assets and liabilities of which have been acquired 
and assumed by another savings bank under section seventy- 
three, may be maintained as branch offices or depots, respec- 
tively, of such other savings bank, with the written permis- 
sion of and under such conditions, if any, as may be approved 
by the commissioner, provided, that no such office or depot 
shall be so maintained unless the town in which it is situated 
is within the county wherein the main office of such other 
savings bank is located. 

Section 2. Section 71 of said chapter 168, as so appear- 
ing, is hereby amended by striking out subparagraph 1 and 
inserting in place thereof the following subparagraph : — 

1. Commissioner's Approval. — Before such a liquidation 
and dissolution may be effected, the commissioner shall be 
satisfied that such corporation has given at least thirty days' 
notice to each other savings bank having its main office 
in the same county, of its willingness to enter into negotia- 
tions with a view to consolidation or merger and that no con- 
solidation or merger with any such other savings bank can 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 1. 

be arranged upon terms satisfactory to the commissioner. 
Prior to the vote authorizing such liquidation and dissolution 
the commissioner shall have approved in writing the proposed 
liquidation and dissolution of such corporation as being in the 
best interests of its depositors. 

Section 3. Section 72 of said chapter 108, as so appear- 
ing, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence 
and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — If 
the commissioner is satisfied that a merger or consolidation 
of a savings bank proposing liquidation, as provided in sec- 
tion seventy-one, can be effected, upon terms approved by 
him, with another savings bank having its main office in the 
same county, and if he finds that such merger or consolida- 
tion is in the interests of depositors of the savings banks 
concerned, such merger or consolidation may be effected 
on such terms and subject to the direction of the commis- 
sioner. 

Section 4. Section 73 of said chapter 168, as so appear- 
ing, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and 
inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — With 
the approval of the commissioner any such corporation may 
advance or loan upon, or purchase, the whole or any part of 
the assets of any other such corporation having its main 
office in the same county, or of the savings department of 
any trust company so located, including savings banks and 
trust companies in possession of the commissioner under 
sections twenty-two to thirty-six, inclusive, of chapter one 
hundred and sixty-seven, and savings banks assisted by or 
in possession of the Mutual Savings Central Fund, Inc. and 
may participate in such an advance, loan or purchase with 
one or more savings banks or trust companies so located. 

Section 5. Section 12 of chapter 170 of the General 
Laws, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 371 of the acts of 
1950, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence 
and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — 
The corporation, after such notice and hearing as the com- 
missioner may require and with his written permission and 
under such regulations as he may approve, may establish 
one or more depots where moneys due the bank may be col- 
lected by the treasurer or other persons duly empowered by 
the directors, upon such days as may be designated by vote 
of the board of directors; or may establish one or more 
branch offices in the town wherein its main banking office is 
located or in other towns within the same county having no 
co-operative banking facilities. 

Section 6. Section 12 of chapter 172A of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence, 
added by chapter 37 of the acts of 1948, and inserting in 
place thereof the following sentence: — The office or offices 
of such corporation which is merged or consolidated with, 
or conveys all or substantially all of its assets to, another 
such compan}' located in another county, shall be discon- 
tinued as branch offices of the continuing corporation. 



Acts, 1957. — Chai\ 2. 

Section 7. Branch offices of savings banks and co- 
operative banks established on or before the effective date 
of this act shall not be affected hereby. 

Approval January 22, 1057. 



An Act authorizing the town of beaintree to sell Chap. 

CERTAIN LAND BELONGING TO SAID TOWN AND HELD FOR 
PARK PURP« - 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Braintree is hereby authorized to 

sell, convey or otherwise dispose of a certain parcel of land, 
being part of the premises held by said town for park pur- 
poses and commonly known as the Braintree Golf Course 
property, bounded and described as follows: — Beginning at 
a point 2S3.67 feet due south from the southwesterly corner 
bound of land now or formerly of Yolpe LC411E Lot Al also 
shown as Plot 73 on Assessor's Plan No. 1048, and 100 feet 
west of Highland avenue and running in a southwesterly di- 
rection at a 103 degree angle for a distance of 210 feet more 
or less to a point ; thence turning and running southwesterly 
at a 138 degree angle for a distance of 793 feet more or less to 
a point; thence turning and running southerly to the north- 
westerly bound of a parcel of land of the town of Braintree 
being Plot 13 on Assessor's Plan No. 1054 for a distance of 
380 feet more or less; thence continuing in a southerly direc- 
tion along the westerly boundary of said Plot 13 on Assessor's 
Plan No. 1054 for a distance of 350 feet more or less to the 
southwesterly corner of said Plot 13 on Assessor's Plan No. 
1054; thence turning and running westerly along the north- 
erly boundary of land shown as Plot 1 2 on Assessor's Plan No. 
1054 for a distance of 60 feet more or less to the northwesterly 
corner of Plot 12 on Assessor's Plan No. 1054; thence turn- 
ing and running southerly 75 feet more or less to the south- 
easterly corner of Plot 1 on Assessor's Plan No. 1054; thence 
turning and running westerly along the southerly boundary 
of said Plot 1 on Assessor's Plan No. 1054 for a distance of 
460 feet more or less to the southwesterly corner of said Plot 1 
on Assessor's Plan No. 1054; thence turning 90 degrees and 
running southerly 255 feet more or less to the northerly 
boundary of land of town of Braintree shown as Plot 11 on 
Assessor's Plan No. 1054: thence turning and running east- 
erly along the northerly boundary of said Plot 11 on Assessor's 
Plan No. 1054 and continuing easterly along the northerly 
boundary of land of Donald shown as Plot 11A on Assessor's 
Plan No. 1054 to the easterly bound of said land and the Old 
Colony Railroad right of way for a distance of 1210 feet more 
or less; thence turning and running northeasterly along the 
westerly boundary of land of the Old Colony Railroad right 
of way for a distance of 496 feet more or less to the westerly 
boundary line of Old Road; thence turning and running in a 
northerly direction along the westerly side of Old Road 100 



6 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 3. 

feet plus or minus to the southeasterly boundary of land now 
or formerly of Volpe; thence turning and running northwest- 
erly 112 feet more or less to the southwesterly corner of land 
of said Volpe; thence turning and running northerly by sev- 
eral lines along the westerly boundary of land of Volpe in a 
line parallel to and 100 feet from the westerly line of High- 
land avenue 315 feet, 719.65 feet, 70.77 feet, 54.5 feet, 220.23 
feet and 25 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 
approximately 36 acres of land plus or minus. 

The above described parcel of land is included and shown 
on a Plan of Hollingsworth Estate (South Braintree) by 
Ernest W. Branch, Civil Engineer, dated January 12, 1927, 
with additions made November 7, 1930, and December 9, 
1930, b}^ said Ernest W. Branch and filed in Norfolk Regis- 
try of Deeds, Dedham, Mass., December 31, 1930, as No. 
904-1930 Book 113, and is a portion of land commonly 
known as the Braintree Golf Course property acquired by 
the town of Braintree for park purposes pursuant to a vote 
under Article 33 of the warrant for the annual town meeting 
for 1955 from Grayce Elwell Burnett April 22, 1955, recorded 
April 27, 1955, Book 3361, Page 265, and filed with the 
Norfolk District of the Land Court as Document No. 171810 
noted on Certificate No. 53381. 

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

Approved January 24, 1957. 

Chap. 3 An Act providing that the question of the acceptance 

OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW REGULATING THE HOURS 
OF DUTY OF PERMANENT MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DEPART- 
MENT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS OF THE TOWN 
OF AGAWAM AT THE NEXT TOWN ELECTION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
fifty-eight B of chapter forty-eight of the General Laws, 
the acceptance of said section shall be submitted to the 
voters of the town of Agawam at the next town election 
following the passage of this act in the form of the following 
question which shall be placed upon the official ballot to 
be used at said election: — "Shall section fifty-eight B of 
chapter forty-eight of the General Laws, providing for a 
forty-eight hour week for permanent members of fire de- 
partments, be accepted?" If a majority of the votes cast 
in answer to said question is in the affirmative, said section 
fifty-eight B shall take effect in said town ninety days 
thereafter. 

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

Approved January 24, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 4, 5, G. 



An Act relative to the tenure of office of the high- (7/^p 

WAY SUPERINTENDENT IN THE TOWN OF NEW BRAINTREE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The tenure of office of the present incumbent 
of the office of highway superintendent in the town of New 
Braintree shall be unlimited during good behavior. 

Section - 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
by said town at its next annual town meeting in the form of 
the following question, which shall be placed on 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 current year, entitled 'An Act relative to the tenure of 
office of the highway superintendent in the town of New 
Braintree', be accepted?" If a majority of votes in answer 
to said question is in the affirmative, this act shall thereupon 
take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved January 25, 1957. 

An Act to provide unlimited tenure for Joseph t. Chap. 
satko, incumbent of the office of town accountant 
of the town of adams. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The tenure of office of Joseph T. Satko, in- 
cumbent of the office of town accountant of the town of 
Adams, shall, upon the effective date of this act, be unlimited, 
but he may be removed therefrom for cause after hearing in 
the manner provided by section forty-three of chapter thirty- 
one of the General Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance by 
said town at its next annual town meeting in the form of 
the following question, which shall be placed on 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 current 3 r ear, entitled 'An Act to provide unlimited 
tenure for Joseph T. Satko, incumbent of the office of town 
accountant of the town of Adams', be accepted?" If a 
majority of votes in answer to said question is in the affirma- 
tive, this act shall thereupon take full effect, but not other- 
wise. Approved January 25, 1957. 



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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The tenure of office of James J. Shanahan, 
the incumbent of the office of chief of police of the town of 
Groveland, shall be unlimited. Said incumbent shall not be 
removed from office, lowered in rank or suspended, except for 



Chap. 



8 Acts, 19.57. — Chaps. 7, 8. 

just cause and for reasons specifically given him in writing 
by the board of selectmen. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
said town at the annual town meeting in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-.- v< a in the form of the following ques- 
tion, 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 hun- 
dred and fifty-seven, entitled 'An act providing for tenure of 
office for the incumbent of the office of chief of police of the 
town of Groveland', 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. 

Section 3. For purposes of acceptance only this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 28, 1957. 

Chap. 7 An Act authorizing the town of provincetown to use 

THE UNEXPENDED BALANCE OF A CERTAIN' WATER LOAN 
FOR CERTAIN OTHER WATER PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
twenty of chapter forty-four of the General Laws, the town 
of Provincetown is hereby authorized to appropriate, for the 
purpose of changing over from driven wells in the old well 
field to gravel packed wells, the unexpended balance of 
thirty-nine thousand one hundred sixty-three dollars and 
twenty-seven cents remaining of a loan made by said town 
under the provisions of chapter four hundred and thirty-nine 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-two for the purpose 
of supplying itself and its inhabitants with water. 

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

Approved January 30, 1957. 

Chap. 8 An Act providing tenure of office for the chief of 
police of the town of townsend. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The tenure of office of Donald R. Morse, the 
incumbent of the office of chief of police of the town of Town- 
send, shall be unlimited, but he may be removed therefrom, 
lowered in rank or compensation or transferred upon the 
revocation of the acceptance of this act in the manner pro- 
vided by section two thereof, or for cause after hearing in 
the manner provided by section forty-three of chapter 
thirty-one of the General Laws. 

Section 2. At any time after the expiration of one year 
from the date on which this act is accepted, and not less 
than sixty days before the date of an annual meeting, a peti- 
tion, signed by not less than ten per cent of the registered 
voters of the town, may be filed with the selectmen, request- 



Acts, 1957. - ( Hap. 9. 

ing thai the question of revoking the acceptance of this 
acl be submitted to the voters. Thereupon the selectmen 
shall cause the question of revocation of the acceptance to 
be placed on the ballol at the next annual election. At said 
election the vote shall be taken in answer to the following 
question which shall be printed on the official ballot: "Shall 
the acceptance by the town of Townsend of an act pa 
by the General Courl in the year nineteen hundred and 
fifty-seven entitled 'An Act providing tenure of office for 
the chief of police of the town of Townsend' be revoked?" 
If such revocation is favored by a majority of the voters 
voting thereon by ballot, 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 3. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
said town at the annual meeting in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-seven 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 hun- 
dred and fifty-seven, entitled 'An Act providing tenure of 
office for the chief of police of the town of Townsend', 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. 

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

Approved January 80, 1957. 

An Act to permit the town of truiio to appropriate 
money for advertising and promoting the town's 
attractions. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Truro may annually appropri- 
ate a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars for the 
purpose of advertising and promoting the advantages of the 
town, for the construction and maintenance of information 
booths and for providing amusements or entertainment of 
a public character; provided, however, that as to each such 
appropriation a sum at least equal to the amount thereof 
shall have been contributed by public subscription or by 
donation, or legacy, and paid into the town treasury to be 
expended for the aforesaid purposes. Said money so ap- 
propriated and so contributed shall be expended under the 
direction of the selectmen of the town. 

Section 2. In the execution of the provisions of this 
act, the selectmen may designate an agent or agents to act 
for them; provided, however, that all bills incurred shall 
be accompanied by proper vouchers and shall be paid by 
the town treasurer only on warrants approved by the town 
selectmen or a majority of them. 

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

Approved January 80, 1957. 



Chap. 



10 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 10, 11, 12. 

Chap. 10 An Act authorizing the submission of a question re- 
lating TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FIRE DEPARTMENT 
IN THE TOWN OF FRANKLIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

At the annual meeting for the election of officers in the 
town of Franklin to be held in the current year, there shall 
be submitted to the voters thereof the following question 
which shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used for 
the election of town officers at said meeting: — "Shall the 
town of Franklin accept the provisions of sections forty-two, 
forty-three and forty-four of chapter forty-eight r 
of the General Laws, providing for the establish- I 
ment of a fire department under the control of an | 
officer to be known as the chief of the fire de- 



partment?" If a majority of the votes in answer to said 
question is in the affirmative the said sections of the General 
Laws shall take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved January 80, 1957. 

Chap. 1 1 An Act relative to the tenure of office of the present 

TREE WARDEN OF THE TOWN OF NATICK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The incumbent of the office of tree warden 
in the town of Natick on the effective date of this act shall 
hold office during good behavior until having reached age 
seventy unless incapacitated by physical or mental disa- 
bility from performing the duties of the tree warden 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. 

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-seven in the form of the 
following question: — "Shall an act passed by the General 
Court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, entitled 
'An Act relative to the tenure of office of the present tree 
warden of the town of Natick', 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 other- 
wise. Approved January 30, 1957. 

Chap. 12 An Act relative to the tenure of office of the pres- 
ent superintendent of streets of the town of west 
brookfield. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The incumbent of the office of the superin- 
tendent of streets in the town of West Brookfield on the 
effective date of this act shall hold office during good be- 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 13. 11 

havior unless incapacitated by physical or mental disability 
from performing the duties of the superintendent of streets 
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. 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-seven in the form of the 
following question: — "Shall an act passed by the General 
Court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, entitled 
'An Act relative to the tenure of office of the present super- 
intendent of streets of the town of West Brookneld', be ac- 
cepted?" If a majority of the votes in answer to said ques- 
tion is in the affirmative, then this act shall thereupon take 
full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved January SO, 1957. 

An Act relative to the tenure of office of the present Phn-n i q 

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 
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. 
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-seven in the form of the 
following question: — "Shall an act passed by the General 
Court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, 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 other- 
wise. Approved January 30, 1957. 



12 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 14, 15. 



Chap. 14 An Act relative to the contents of certificates of 

NOMINATION AND NOMINATION PAPERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The first paragraph of section 8 of chapter 53 of the Gen- 
eral Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in lines G and 
7, as appearing in section 4 of chapter 334 of the acts of 
1943, the words "or political principle", — so as to read as 
follows: — All certificates of nomination and nomination 
papers shall, in addition to the names of candidates, specify 
as to each, (1) his residence, with street and number, if 
any, (2) the office for which he is nominated, and (3), except 
as otherwise provided in this section and in city charters, 
the party, if any, which he represents, expressed in not more 
than three words. Certificates of nomination made by con- 
vention or caucus shall also state what provision, if any, 
was made for filling vacancies caused by the death, with- 
drawal or ineligibility of candidates. The surnames of the 
candidates for president and vice president of the United 
States shall be added to the part}' or political designation of 
the candidates for presidential electors. Such surnames 
shall be furnished by the state chairmen of the respective 
political parties not later than the second Tuesday of Sep- 
tember. To the name of each candidate for alderman at 
large shall be added the number of the ward in which he 
resides. To the name of a candidate for a town office who 
is an elected incumbent thereof there may be added the 
words "Candidate for Re-election". 

Approved January 30, 1957, 

Chap. 15 An Act relative to the tenure of michael o'toole in 

THE OFFICE OF CUSTODIAN OF THE TOWN HALL AND MUNICI- 
PAL BUILDING IN THE TOWN OF CLINTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The tenure of office of the present incumbent, 
Michael O'Toole, in the office of custodian of the town hall 
and municipal building of the town of Clinton, shall, upon 
the effective date of this act, be unlimited, but he may be 
removed therefrom for cause after hearing in the manner 
provided for by section forty-three of chapter thirty-one of 
the General Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
said town at the annual town meeting in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-seven in the form of the following ques- 
tion, 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-seven, entitled 'An Act relative to the 
tenure of Michael O'Toole in the office of custodian of the 
town hall and municipal building in the town of Clinton', 
be accepted?" If a majority of the votes cast in answer to 



Acts, L957. - ( iiais. 16, 17, 18. 13 

said question is in the affirmative, this act shall lake full 
effect, bu1 qoI otherwise. Approved January SO \ 1957. 

A\ A< T AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH TO APPKO- ('},(, n \Q 
PRIATE MONETf FOR EXPENSES PERTINENT TO THE RECEP- 
TION OF THE MAYFLOWER II. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Plymouth is hereby authorized 
to appropriate a sum of money not to exceed twenty-five 
thousand dollars to be expended for entertainment and other 
events in connection with the proposed celebration and re- 
ception of the Mayflower II in the years nineteen hundred 
and fifty-seven and nineteen hundred and fifty-eight. The 
money so appropriated shall be disbursed under the direction 
of the board of selectmen. 

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

Approved January 81, 1957. 

An Act increasing the fees charged by city and town Qhav 17 

CLERKS FOU FURNISHING CERTIFICATES OF BIRTHS, DEATHS 
AND MARRIAGES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 34 of chapter 262 of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out clause (13), as 
appearing in section 1 of chapter 550 of the acts of 1948, 
and inserting in place thereof the following clause: — 

(13) For furnishing a certificate of a birth, one dollar. 

Section 2. Said section 34 of said chapter 262 is hereby 
further amended by striking out clause (30), as so appearing, 
and inserting in place thereof the following clause : — 

(30) For furnishing a certificate of death, one dollar. 

Section 3. Said section 34 of said chapter 262 is hereby 
further amended by striking out clause (44), as so appearing, 
and inserting in place thereof the following clause : — 

(44) For issuing a certificate of marriage, one dollar. 

Approved February 1, 1957. 

An Act relative to the use of certain funds by cities Qhav 18 

AND TOWNS FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, which is to make certain funds of 
the accelerated highway program immediately available by 
cities and towns for the construction of certain highways, 
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 5 A of chapter 718 of the acts of 1956 is hereby 
amended by striking out the last paragraph and inserting in 
place thereof the following paragraph: — 

Said sums received by each city or town hereunder shall, 



14 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 19, 20. 

in the year of receipt, be included by the assessors thereof as 
an estimated receipt and deducted from the amount required 
to be raised by taxation to meet appropriation made in that 
year for highway purposes but shall be used only for the pur- 
poses for which said city or town may borrow money wdthin 
its debt limit under clause (5) of section seven of chapter 
forty-four of the General Laws, or for the construction of 
town highways of a type equal to that currently used by said 
town under section thirty-four of chapter ninety of the 
General Laws, as approved by the department, or for the 
erection or maintenance of traffic lights; provided, how- 
ever, that such sums shall not be available for the construc- 
tion, surfacing or resurfacing of off-street parking areas. 
Said sums may be expended by a city or town for the pur- 
poses aforesaid in addition to federal funds, if any, allocated 
to such city or town and available for such expenditure. 

Approved February 1, 1957. 



Chap. 19 An Act authorizing the town of north attleborough 

TO PAY CERTAIN BILLS INCURRED BY THE PARK DEPART- 
MENT OF SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of North Attleborough is hereby 
authorized to pay the following bills incurred by the park 
department of said town notwithstanding the failure of the 
park commissioners to comply with the provisions of sec- 
tions forty-four A to forty-four E, inclusive, of chapter one 
hundred and forty-nine of the General Laws or the by-law r s 
of the town of North Attleborough relative to fair com- 
petition for bidders on construction of public w-orks or 
the provisions of the town by-laws relative to contracts 
for goods or services : — 

Morse Sand & Gravel Go $29 25 

Lucien Viens 331 20 

J. J. Beauchaine 438 65 

E. O. Dexter Co 115 36 

Riley Bros. Lumber Co., Inc 464 44 

Walter Clark 153 00 

Longwood Supply 10 00 

E. H. Guerin 156 50 

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

Approved February 1, 1957. 

Chap. 20 An Act relative to the* publication prescribed for 

NOTICES OF HEARINGS ANTECEDENT TO THE ORDERING OF 
CERTAIN PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 2 of chapter 393 of the acts of 1906, as amended 
by section 2 of chapter 536 of the acts of 1913, is hereby 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 21, 22, 23. 15 

further amended by striking out, in line 8, the word "twice" 
and inserting in place thereof the word: — -once. 

Approved February 1, 1957. 



An Act authorizing the city of lowell to use, for Chap. 2\ 

GENERAL SCHOOL PURPOSES AND FOR THE ERECTION 
THEREON OF SUCH SCHOOL BUILDINGS AS IT MAY DETER- 
MINE, CERTAIN LAND NOW HELD FOR PARK PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lowell is hereby authorized to 
use, for general school purposes and for the erection thereon 
of such school buildings as it may determine, certain land in 
said city now held by it for public park purposes, bounded : — 
Westerly by Thorndike street 965.8(3 feet, more or less; 
northerly by Summer street 1071.71 feet, more or less; 
easterly by South street 595.79 feet, more or less; and 
southerly by Highland street 863.06 feet, more or less. 

The area above described contains approximately 911,653 
square feet of land, more or less. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Lowell in accordance with 
the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 1, 1957. 



An Act authorizing towns to appropriate money for Chav 22 

THE CONTROL OF ENCEPHALITIS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 5 of chapter 40 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after clause (49), inserted by section 2 
of chapter 495 of the acts of 1956, the following clause: — 

(50) For the purpose of matching appropriation by the 
commonwealth for the control of the disease known as en- 
cephalitis such sums as may be required, but not more than 
five thousand dollars. Money so appropriated shall be ex- 
pended under the direction of the state reclamation board. 

Approved February 1, 1957. 



An Act authorizing the placing of the office of town Chap. 23 

ACCOUNTANT IN THE TOWN OF HULL UNDER THE CIVIL 
SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of town accountant in the town of 
Hull shall, upon the effective date of this act, become sub- 
ject to the civil service laws and rules made thereunder, and 
the tenure of office of the present incumbent thereof shall be 
unlimited, subject, however, to such laws; provided, that he 
shall pass a qualifying examination, to which he shall be sub- 
jected by the division of civil service. 



16 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 24, 25, 26. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the voters of said town voting thereon 
at an annual town meeting, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 1 , 1957. 

Chap. 24 An Act requiring the weight of a child to be included 

IN THE RECORD OF ITS BIRTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 3 of chapter 4G of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the first sentence, as appearing in 
the Tercentenary Edition, and inserting in place thereof the 
following sentence: — Every physician, or hospital medical 
officer registered under section nine of chapter one hundred 
and twelve, in this chapter called officer, shall keep a record 
of the birth of ever}' child in cases of which he was in charge, 
showing date and place of birth, the name, if any, of the 
child, its sex and color, its weight, the name, age, birthplace, 
occupation and residence (including the street number, if any, 
and the ward number, if in a city) of each parent, the maiden 
name of the mother and the name of the physician or officer, 
if any, personally attending the birth. 

Approved February 1, 1957. 

Chap. 25 An Act placing the office of superintendent of streets 

OF THE TOWN OF CHESHIRE UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE 
LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of superintendent of streets of the 
town of Cheshire shall, upon the effective date of this act, 
become subject to the civil service laws and rules, and the 
tenure of any incumbent of said office shall be unlimited, 
provided, however, that the incumbent of said office on said 
effective date shall be subjected by the division of civil service 
to a qualifying examination, and if he passes said exami- 
nation he shall be certified for said office and 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 a majority of the voters of said town voting 
thereon at a regular or special meeting of said town, but not 
otherwise. Approved February 1, 1957. 

Chap. 26 An Act relating to the preparation and distribution 

OF ENROLLED VOTERS LISTS TO PRIMARY CANDIDATES AND 
TO DULY ORGANIZED POLITICAL COMMITTEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 37 of chapter 53 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the last sentence, added by chapter 
194 of the acts of 1949, and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing sentence: — Upon receipt of a written request from 



Acts, 1957.- Chaps. 27, 28. 17 

a primary candidate or any officer of any ward, town or city 
committee or duly organized political committee for a copy 

of the party enrolment list of voters in any city or town, the 
board of registrars or the election commissioners, as the case 
may be, shall prepare said list and shall furnish at once the 
said list, free o( charge, to the party requesting the same. 

Approved February 1, 1957. 

Ax Act authorizing the city of chelsea to apply the Chap. 27 

PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TO 
THE PURCHASE OF DKI'A RTMEXTAL EQUIPMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
sixty-three of chapter forty-four of the General Laws, the 
city of Chelsea is hereby authorized to appropriate and 
expend for and during the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
seven the proceeds derived from the sale of municipal prop- 
erty for the purchase of departmental equipment. 

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

Approved February 1, 1957. 

An Act relative to incurring expenses in maintaining Chap. 28 

COUNTY INDUSTRIAL FARMS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 126 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 38, as appearing in the Ter- 
centenary Edition, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing section : — Section 38. To meet the expense of acquir- 
ing land in fee under section thirty-five or for constructing 
buildings under section thirty-six, the county commissioners 
may borrow from time to time, upon the credit of the county, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding in the aggre- 
gate in any one year the sum of ten thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, which shall 
be payable in not more than five years from their respective 
dates. The expense of maintaining industrial farms as 
authorized under sections thirty-five, thirty-six and thirty- 
seven shall be provided for in accordance with section 
twenty-eight of chapter thirty-five. Bonds or notes issued 
under authority of this section shall bear on their face 
the words, County of Industrial Farm Loan, 

General Laws, Chapter 126, — and, except as herein pro- 
vided, shall be subject to chapter thirty-five. Such bonds 
or notes shall be signed by the treasurer of the county and 
countersigned by a majority of the county commissioners 
and shall not be sold for less than their par value. The 
county may sell the said securities at public or private sale 
and the proceeds shall be used only for such of the aforesaid 
purposes as are specified in the vote authorizing the loan. 

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

Approved February 1, 1957. 



18 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 29, 30, 31. 

Chap. 29 An Act changing the caption preceding certain sec- 
tions OF the civil service laws. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 31 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out the caption preceding section 47, as appearing 
in the Tercentenary Edition, and inserting in place thereof 
the following caption: — application of law to common- 
wealth, cities and towns. Approved February 1, 1957. 

Chap. 30 An Act authorizing the submission to the voters of 

THE TOWN OF MARBLEHEAD OF THE QUESTION OF APPRO- 
PRIATING MONEY FOR AN EXPERT APPRAISAL OF THE TAX- 
ABLE REAL ESTATE IN SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There shall be submitted to the voters of the 
town of Marblehead at the annual town election to be held 
in the current year the question of having an expert ap- 
praisal of the taxable real estate in the town and appro- 
priating therefor the sum of thirty-four thousand dollars, 
said question to be placed on the official ballot to be used 
in said election in substantially the following form: — 
"Shall the town raise and appropriate the sum 



of thirty-four thousand dollars for the purpose | YES 
of having an expert appraisal of its taxable' N © 
real estate? •— - — 

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

Approved February 4, 1957. 

Chap. 31 An Act relative to the costs to certain estates of 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The first sentence of section 7 of chapter 426 
of the acts of 1897, as amended by section 1 of chapter 93 
of the acts of 1953, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in lines 4 to 7, inclusive, the words "upon the several 
estates especially benefited by such sewer or drain, a propor- 
tional part of the cost thereof, not exceeding in amount the 
sum of six dollars per linear foot" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — an amount not exceeding three fourths 
of the cost thereof proportionately upon the several estates 
especially benefited by such sewer or drain. 

Section 2. Section one of this act shall apply only to as- 
sessments for sewers and drains the construction of which is 
ordered on or after the effective date of this act. The pro- 
visions of section seven of chapter four hundred and twenty- 
six of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, as in 
effect immediately preceding said date, shall continue to 
apply to assessments for sewers and drains the construction 
of which is ordered prior to said date. Nothing in section one 
of this act shall be held to operate as a repeal, either in whole 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 32, 33. 19 

or in part, of the provisions of chapter five hundred and 
twenty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and two. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect on July first in the 
tan-rent year. Approved February 4, 1957. 

An Act relative to the giving of notices of decrees (JJi a <n 32 

AND ORDERS OF PROBATE COURTS IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 215 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 36, as amended by chapter 187 of the 
acts of 1956, and inserting in place thereof the following 
section: — Section 86. Decrees and orders of probate courts 
shall be in writing and in contested cases or in cases wherein 
the court has reserved judgment notices thereof shall be 
given by the registers to the attorneys of record, and in the 
absence of an attorney of record, to any party who has 
appeared personally and given his address. The registers 
shall record in books kept therefor such decrees, orders and 
other proceedings in said courts and such instruments, as 
shall be determined by rules made from time to time under 
section thirty. Approved February 4, 1957. 

An Act placing the positions of patrolman, sergeant (7/ ia r> 33 

AND LIEUTENANT IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE 
TOWN OF DRACUT UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The positions of patrolman, in all cases where 
the incumbent serves full time, sergeant and lieutenant of 
the police department of the town of Dracut 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 each of said positions on said effective 
date shall be subjected by the division of civil service to a 
qualifying 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 be submitted to the voters of 
said town at a 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 nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-seven, entitled 'An Act placing the 
positions of patrolman, sergeant and lieutenant in the police 
department of the town of Dracut under the civil service 
laws', be accepted?" If the 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, 1957. 



20 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 34. 

Chap. 34 An Act authorizing fire district number two in the 

TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY TO CORRECT AND EXTEND ITS 
LIMITS. 

Be it enacted etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The limits of Fire District Number Two in 

the Town of South Hadley, as established under chapter 
two hundred and thirty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and nine, and as extended by chapter eighty-two of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, chapter one hundred 
and twenty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty- 
nine, and chapter four hundred and ninety-eight of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fifty-four, are hereby corrected and 
further extended so as to include the territory lying in the 
towns of South Hadley and Granby in the county of Hamp- 
shire and bounded and described as follows: — Beginning 
at a stone monument on the northerly side of Amherst road 
(also known as Massachusetts Highway No. 116) at the 
Granby-South Hadley boundary line, said stone monument 
being known as Corner 6, thence running north 32° 45' west 
for 446.95' to a point, the bearing being referred to the 
Amherst road layout of 1915, and said point being further 
designated by the Massachusetts Coordinate System, Main- 
land Zone, by X-Coordinate 317,756.38 and Y-Coordinate 
470,831.48; thence north 72° 18' 37" east for 1185.07' to a 
point at land now or formerly of J. A. Bourbonnais, said 
point also being the northeast corner of land of one Levreault; 
thence south 17° 41' 23" east for 1021.50' to a point; thence 
westerly and at a parallel distance of 555.13' from the south 
line of said Amherst road to Bachelor brook; thence westerly 
along the course of Bachelor brook to the Granby-South 
Hadley boundary line; thence northerly along said boundary 
line to a stone monument at the northwest corner of the 
town of Granby on the northerly side of said Amherst road, 
said stone being known as Corner 7; thence easterly on the 
northerly side of said Amherst road and along the boundary 
line of said towns of Granby and South Hadley to a stone 
monument and the point of beginning. The territory hereby 
annexed to said district shall be subject to all the rights, 
privileges, liabilities and powers belonging to said district 
under the provisions of said chapter two hundred and thirty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, as amended, 
and under the provisions of chapter five hundred and twenty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine. 

Section 2. Section one of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty- 
nine and section one of chapter four hundred and ninety- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-four are 
hereby repealed. 

Section 3. Whenever a tax is duly voted by said district 
the clerk shall apportion, in accordance with the valuation of 
property situate in each part of said district, all and singular, 



Acts, 1957.- Chaps. 35, 36. 21 

such sums of money voted to 1"' raised by said district for the 
purposes specified in this act and in chapter two hundred and 
thirty-nine, as amended, and chapter five hundred and 
twenty-nine, both of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, 
and shall render a certified copy of the vote, with the ap- 
portionment made by said clerk, to the assessors of the towns 
of South Hadley and Granby. Said tax shall be assessed, 
collected and deposited in accordance with the provisions of 
chapter five hundred and twenty-nine of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and nine. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the voters of said district present and voting 
thereon at a meeting called for the purpose and held within 
three years alter the passage of this act. 

Approved February 5, 1957. 

Ax ACT AUTHORIZING FIRE DISTRICT NUMBER ONE OF THE QJiaV. 35 
TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY AND FIRE DISTRICT NUMBER TWO 
IN THE TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY TO SUPPLY EACH OTHER 
WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Fire District Number One of the town of 
South Hadley and Fire District Number Two in the Town 
of South Hadley may, subject to such terms and conditions 
as may be agreed upon by the water commissioners of the 
tw'o districts, provide a supply of water to each other. 

Section 2. Water supplied under the authority of section 
one hereof may be made available through a common con- 
nection providing for an exchange of water between the two 
districts or may be supplied through a pipe or pipes connect- 
ing one district to a part or parts of the other district. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the voters of each district present and 
voting thereon at a meeting of each district called for the 
purpose and held within three years after the passage of this 
act. Approved February 5, 1957. 

An Act establishing a town manager form of govern- Chap. 36 
ment for the town of north reading. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Scope of the Act. — Whenever any board, 
commission, committee or office is provided for or referred 
to in this act, the term of office of the members or incum- 
bents thereof, the number of members and the powers, 
duties and obligations appertaining thereto, shall be the 
same as may now r or hereafter be fixed by general provisions 
of law with respect to town boards, commissions, committees 
or offices having corresponding powers or duties, or by the 
by-laws of the town, now or hereafter in force, except as 
expressly otherwise provided herein. 



22 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 36. 

Nothing in this act shall be construed to affect in any 
manner any by-law of the town now in effect or which may 
be adopted hereafter, or the power of the town to amend, 
alter or adopt any by-law, or the operation or applicability 
to the town of North Heading of any general or special law 
now or hereafter in effect, except in so far as may be ex- 
pressly provided herein. 

Section' 2. Elective Offices. — Beginning with the first 
town election following acceptance of this act, the only 
boards, officers or committees to be elected by the voters 
shall be the selectmen, the school committee, and the moder- 
ator. Every other elective office, board or commission shall 
be terminated as herein provided, any other provision of 
law to the contrary notwithstanding. The term of office of 
an}' person elected to any office, board or commission exist- 
ing at the time of such acceptance and terminated hereunder 
shall continue until such first town election and until the 
appointment and qualification of his successor, if any, and 
thereafter the said offices, boards or commissions shall be 
abolished, and all powers, duties and obligations conferred 
or imposed thereon by law shall be conferred and imposed 
upon the town manager, with the exceptions herein provided. 

Section 3. Election of Selectmen. — At the first town 
election following acceptance of this act, there shall be 
elected two selectmen for three years, two selectmen for two 
years, and one selectman for one year. Upon the qualifica- 
tion of the selectmen so elected, the term of office of the 
board of selectmen then existing shall terminate. At each 
annual town election thereafter, the voters shall elect select- 
men for three year terms to replace those whose terms are 
about to expire. When a vacancy occurs among the select- 
men the remaining selectmen shall have the power to fill the 
vacancy until the next town election, at which the voters 
shall elect a selectman for the remainder of the unexpired 
term. 

Section 4. (a) Appointments by Selectmen. — In addi- 
tion to the town manager, whose appointment and removal 
is hereinafter provided for, the selectmen shall appoint, and 
may remove, a board of appeals, town accountant, election 
officers, and registrars of voters except the town clerk. 

(b) Appointment by Moderator. — The moderator shall 
appoint the finance committee. 

Section 5. Multiple Officers. - — 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 cither by election or appointment 
to hold any other town office. Any person elected or ap- 
pointed to any other office, board, commission, or committee 
under the provisions of this act or of any general or special 
law shall be eligible during the term of such office to election 
or appointment to any other town office, board, commission 
or committee, except that the town accountant shall not be 
eligible to hold the position of town treasurer or town col- 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 36. 23 

led or. The town manager, subject to any applicable pro- 
vision of law relating thereto, may assume the duties of any 
office which he is authorized to fill by appointment without 
additional compensation. 

Section 6. Investigations or Surveys. — For the purpose 
of making investigations or surveys, the town manager, with 
the approval of the selectmen, 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 tor such purposes. 

Section 7. .1 ppointment of Town Manager. — The select- 
men 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 by education, training and 
by previous experience, to perform the duties of the office. 
Tin 1 town manager shall be appointed without regard to his 
political beliefs, fie need not be a resident of the town or of 
this commonwealth when appointed, and shall not during the 
twelve months prior to his appointment have held any elec- 
tive office in the town of North Reading, but shall be a 
resident of the town during his term of office. 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 town clerk, or by a justice of the peace. He shall execute 
a bond in favor of the town for the faithful performance of 
his duties in such sum and with such surety or sureties as 
may be fixed or approved by the selectmen. 

Section 8. Appointment of a Temporary Manager. — 
Any vacancy in the office of town manager shall be filled as 
soon as possible by the selectmen. Pending the appointment 
of a town manager or the filling of any vacancy, the selectmen 
may appoint a suitable person to perform the duties of the 
office. 

Section 9. Acting Manager. — The town manager may 
designate, by letter filed with the town clerk, a qualified 
officer of the town to perform his duties during his temporary 
absence or disability. In the event of failure of the manager 
to make such designation the selectmen may, by resolution, 
designate an officer of the towm to perform the duties of the 
manager until he shall return or his disability shall cease. 

Section 10. Removal of Manager. — The selectmen, by a 
majority vote of the full membership of the board, may re- 
move the town 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 by registered mail at his last known address. 
The manager may reply in writing 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 or later than thirty days after the filing 



24 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 36. 

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 
manager from duty, but in any case his salary shall continue 
to be paid until the expiration of one month from the date 
of adoption of the final resolution of removal. 

Section 11. Compensation of Manager. — The town 
manager shall receive such compensation for his services as 
the selectmen shall determine, but it shall not exceed the 
amount appropriated therefor by the town. 

Section 12. Powers and Duties of Manager. — In addi- 
tion to any other powers and duties expressly provided for 
in this act, the town manager shall have the following 
powers and duties: — 

(a) The town manager shall supervise and direct the ad- 
ministration of all departments, commissions, boards, and 
offices of the town excluding school janitors, except those 
elected by the voters or appointed by the selectmen or 
moderator. 

(b) Subject to any applicable provisions of chapter thirty- 
one and of section one hundred and eight A of chapter forty- 
one of the General Laws, the town manager shall fix the com- 
pensation of all town officers and employees appointed by 
him, within the limits of the amounts appropriated therefor 
by the town. 

(c) The town manager shall attend all regular meetings of 
the board of selectmen except meetings at which his removal 
is being considered. 

(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) The town 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. 

(/) The town manager shall have jurisdiction over the 
rental and use of all town property, except schools. He shall 
be responsible for the maintenance and repair of all town 
property including major maintenance and repair items of 
school buildings and grounds, namely individual items cost- 
ing in excess of three hundred dollars. Minor maintenance 
and repairs as provided for in the school budget shall be the 
responsibility of the school committee. Except as otherwise 
voted by the town, he shall be responsible for the prepara- 
tion of plans and the supervision of work on all construc- 
tion, reconstruction, alterations, improvements and other 
undertakings authorized by the town, subject, however, to 
the approval of the school committee with respect to plans 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 36. 25 

for the construction or improvement of school buildings or 
property. 

(g) The town manager shall purchase all supplies, mate- 
rials and equipment, and shall award all contracts for all 
departments and activities of the town under his supervision; 
and he shall make all purchases for departments or activities 
not under his supervision hut only upon and in strict accord- 
ance with a requisition duly signed by the head of any such 
department. 

(h) 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 laws ap- 
plicahle to said town, all by-laws and all regulations estab- 
lished by the selectmen. 

(z) The town manager shall, with the approval of the se- 
lectmen, have authority to prosecute, defend or compromise 
all litigation to which the town is a party. 

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

(k) The town manager shall have access to all town books 
and papers for information necessary for the proper perform- 
ance of his duties, and may without notice cause the affairs 
of any department or activity under his control or the con- 
duct of any officer or employee thereof to be examined. 

(I) 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 direc- 
tion and supervision, in whole or in part, may establish such 
new departments, commissions, boards or offices as he deems 
necessary, and in so doing, may transfer the duties, 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. 

Section 13. Approval of Warrants. — The town manager 
shall be the chief fiscal officer of the town. Warrants for the 
payment of town funds prepared by the town accountant in 
accordance with applicable provisions of law shall be sub- 
mitted to the town manager. The approval of any such 
warrant by the town manager shall be sufficient authority 
to authorize payment by the town treasurer, but the select- 
men alone shall approve all warrants in the event of the 
absence of the town manager or a vacancy in the office of 
town manager. 

Section* 14. Investigation of Claims. — Whenever any 
payroll, bill or other claim against the town is presented to 
the town manager, he shall, if the same seems to him to be of 
doubtful validity, excessive in amount, or otherwise con- 
trary to the interests of bhe town, refer it to the selectmen, 
who shall immediately investigate the facts and determine 
what, if any, payment should be made. Pending such in- 



26 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 36. 

vestigation and determination by the selectmen, pa3 r ment 
shall be withheld. 

Section 15. Certain Officers Not to Make Contracts 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, 
contribution or reward from, or any share in the profits of 
any person or corporation making or performing such a con- 
tract, unless the official concerned, immediately upon learn- 
ing of the existence of such contract, or that such a contract 
is proposed, shall notify the selectmen in writing of the con- 
tract and of the nature of his interest therein and shall ab- 
stain from doing any official 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 con- 
tract in respect to which such violation occurs voidable at 
the option of the town. Any person violating any provision 
of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than 
one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Section 16. Estimates of Expenditures. — All boards, 
officers and committees of the town shall annually, at the re- 
quest of the town manager, submit to him in writing a de- 
tailed estimate of the appropriations required for the efficient 
and proper conduct of their respective departments and offices 
during the next fiscal year. On or before the fifteenth of 
January, the town manager shall submit to each member of 
the finance committee and of the board of select men a copy 
of his annual budget, which shall contain a careful, detailed 
estimate of the probable expenditures of the town for the en- 
suing fiscal year, including a statement of the amounts re- 
quired to meet the interest and maturing bonds and notes or 
other indebtedness of the town, and showing specifically the 
amount necessary to be provided for each office, department 
and activity, together with a statement of the expenditures 
for the same purposes in the two preceding years and an es- 
timate of the expenditures for the current 3 r ear. He shall 
also submit a statement showing all revenues received by the 
town in the two preceding 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, lie shall also re- 
port to said committee and to the select nun the probable 
amount required to be raised by taxation to defray all of the 
proposed expenditures of the town, together with an esti- 
mate of the tax rate necessary therefor. 

Section 17. Contracts. — No contract existing and no ac- 
tion at law or suit in equity or other proceeding pending at the 



Acts, 1957.- Chap. 36. 27 

time this act is accepted or at the time of revocation of such 
acceptance shall be affected by such acceptance or revocation. 

Suction IS. Submission of Act and Time of Taking Effect. 
— This act shall be submit ted for acceptance to the quali- 
fied voters of the town of North Reading at the first town elec- 
tion or state election after passage of this act. 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 following question, which shall be placed upon 
the ballot to be used at said election: — "Shall an act passed 
by the General Court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
seven, entitled 'An act establishing a town manager form 
of government for the town of North Reading' be accepted 
by the town?" If a majority of the voters voting on this 
question vote in the affirmative, said act shall take effect 
immediately for the purpose of the next town election, and 
for all things relating thereto, and shall take full effect be- 
ginning with said following election. It shall be the duty 
of all town officials having to do with elections and holding 
office at the time of acceptance to do, in compliance with 
law, all things necessary for the nomination and election of 
officers first to be elected under this act. 

If this act is rejected when first submitted it shall again be 
submitted at the next following annual town election, and if 
accepted shall take effect as hereinbefore provided. 

If this act is rejected for the second time it shall be sub- 
mitted a third time at the next following annual town elec- 
tion, and if accepted shall take effect as hereinbefore pro- 
vided. If this act is again rejected when so submitted for 
the third time, it shall thereupon become void. 

Section 19. Revocation of Acceptance. — At any time after 
the expiration of three years from the date on which this act 
takes full effect, and not less than ninety days 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 this act be submitted to the voters. No 
such petition shall be valid unless notice thereof shall be pub- 
lished by the selectmen for at least two consecutive weeks in 
a newspaper having general circulation in the town, the last 
publication to be at least thirty days prior to said annual 
meeting. 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 election in the following 
form: — "Shall the acceptance by the town of North Reading 
of an act passed by the General Court in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-seven, entitled 'An act establishing a 
town manager form of government for the town of North 
Reading' 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 annual meeting next follow- 
ing such vote. All general laws respecting town adminis- 



28 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 37, 38. 

tration 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 by 
such revocation and shall continue to be in full force and 
effect. By-laws, votes, rules and regulations in force when 
such revocation takes effect, so far as they are consistent with 
the genera] 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, votes, rules and 
regulations inconsistent with such general or special laws 
shall be annulled. If such revocation is not favored by a 
majority of the voters voting thereon, further petitions there- 
for may be filed under this section but not oftener than once 
in every three years. Approved February 5, 1957. 

Chap. 37 An Act validating a certain contract of the town of 

BREWSTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The action of the town of Brewster in award- 
ing through its school committee in July, nineteen hundred 
and fifty-six, a contract for two thousand seven hundred 
dollars for retiling floors in the Brewster elementary school is 
hereby validated and confirmed notwithstanding the failure 
to comply with the provisions of sections forty-four A to 
forty-four D, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and forty- 
nine of the General Laws and any action taken by the town 
or its officers shall be valid and effective for all purposes as 
though this act were in full effect at the time of the award 
of said contract. 

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

Approved February 5, 1957. 

Chap. 38 An Act relative to the filling of vacancies in city, 

WARD AND TOWN COMMITTEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 52 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 6, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 
346 of the acts of 1938, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 6. A vacancy in the office of 
chairman, secretary or treasurer or in any other office, 
notice of the filling of which must be filed under the provi- 
sions of section five, of a city, ward or town committee or 
in the membership of a ward or town committee shall be 
filled by such committee from among the enrolled members 
of the party resident in such city, ward or town, and a 
statement of any such change shall be filed as in the case of 
the officers and members first chosen. If any member shall 
change his residence from the city, ward or town in which 
he was chosen to fill said vacancy, he shall cease to be a 
member at the end of the calendar year during which said 
residence is changed. Approved February 6, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. I HAPS. 39, 40, 41. 29 



A\ A.CT CHANGING THE DAY FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF SENIOR ('Imp. '.V.) 
CITIZENS DAY. 

/•' ',1 enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L5B of chapter 6 of the General Laws, inserted 
by chapter 106 of the acts of 1956, is hereby amended by 
striking out, in line 3, the words "fourth Sunday in May" 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — third Sunday in 
September, —so as to read as follows: Section 1511. The 
governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting aside 
the third Sunday in September as Senior Citizens Day, 
recommending its observance by the public in honoring the 
elder citizens of the commonwealth. 

Approved February 6, 1957. 

An Act requiring the wearing of red or yellow cloth- Chap. 40 

ING OR MATERIAL WHILE HUNTING DURING THE OPEN 
SEASON ON DEER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 85C of chapter 131 of the General Laws, added 
by chapter 353 of the acts of 1951, is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word "red", in line 5 and in line 6, in 
each instance, the words: — or yellow, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 85C. Whoever during the open season 
on deer hunts or enters the woodlands or fields of the com- 
monwealth for the purpose of hunting shall wear on his 
head or about his shoulders or back some form of clothing 
the color of which shall be red or } r ellow or upon such clothing 
shall affix in a conspicuous manner a material the color of 
which shall be red or yellow. Any violation of any provision 
of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten 
nor more than fifty dollars. Approved February 6, 1057. 

Ax Act extending the time within which certain Chap. 41 

SOLDIERS AND SAILORS AND THEIR WIVES, WIDOW'S, FATHERS 
OR MOTHERS MAY FILE APPLICATION FOR ABATEMENT OR 
EXEMPTION OF TAXES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 534 of the acts of 1949 is hereby amended by 
striking out section 3, as most recently amended by chapter 
287 of the acts of 1950, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 3. Application for abatement 
or exemption, as provided in sections one and two, of taxes 
levied in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-six may be 
made not later than October first, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-seven, notwithstanding any provision of law to the 
contrary. Approved February 6, 1957. 



30 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 42, 43. 

Chap. 42 An Act to authorize the town of falmouth to use 

CERTAIN UNEXPENDED FUNDS AND UNUSED MATERIALS FOR 
THE INSTALLATION OF CERTAIN WATER MAINS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Falmouth, having borrowed by 
vote duly passed under Article 40 of the special town meet- 
ing held on September nineteenth, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-five, the sum of thirty-six thousand dollars for the in- 
stallation of certain water mains not less than six inches in 
diameter in a subdivision called Cranberry Village, East 
Falmouth, of which sum there now remains an unexpended 
balance of nineteen thousand six hundred fifty-seven dollars 
and twenty-two cents and water pipe purchased at the cost 
price of eleven thousand four hundred four dollars and sixty- 
five cents, which unexpended balance and water pipe are not 
now required for said purpose, is hereby authorized to ex- 
pend said unexpended balance and to use said water pipe, 
under votes passed at any town meeting, for the purpose of 
installing such other water mains not less than six inches in 
diameter as may be voted by said town. 

Section 2. Any action taken under authority of this act 
at the annual meeting of the town of Falmouth 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 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 6, 1957. 

Chap. 43 An Act authorizing the town of Dudley to borrow 

MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXTENDING ITS SEWERAGE 
SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of providing funds for ex- 
tending its systems of main drains and common sewers in 
the vicinity of Potash brook, West Main street, Mason road, 
Alton acres, and D'Alessandro avenue districts, so called, in 
accordance with plans as drawn by Haley & Ward, Engi- 
neers, under the date of September, 1956 and for other works 
that may be required for the extension of said system of 
sewerage disposal, the town of Dudley may borrow, within 
ten years from the passage of this act, such sums as may be 
necessary, not exceeding in the aggregate five hundred thou- 
sand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes of the town 
therefor which shall bear on their face the words, Dudley 
Sewerage Loan, Act of 1957. Each authorized issue shall 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in 
not more than thirty years from their dates. Indebtedness 
incurred hereunder shall be outside the statutory limit of 
indebtedness, but shall, except as herein provided, be subject 
to the provisions of chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

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

Approved February 6, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 44, 45, 4G. 31 

An Act designating the month of February as American Chap. 44 

HISTORY MONTH AND PROVIDING FOR THE PROPER OBSERV- 
ANCE THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 15B, inserted by chapter 106 of the 
acts of 195G, the following section: — Section 15C. The 
governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart 
the month of February as American History Month and 
recommending that it be observed by the people with appro- 
priate historical exercises in the public schools and else- 
where so that they may be annually reminded of the unselfish 
and devoted service and heroic sacrifices of those who con- 
tributed so much to the glorious history of the common- 
wealth and the nation. Approved February 6, 1957. 



An Act providing that original tally sheets be trans- Chap. 45 

MITTED TO THE REGISTRARS OF VOTERS AT RECOUNTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The second paragraph of section 135 of chapter 54 of the 
General Laws, as appearing in chapter 315 of the acts of 
1945, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "voters", 
in line 17, the words: — , together with the original tally 
sheets, — so as to read as follows: — 

Such petition shall contain a statement, sworn to by one 
of the subscribers, that they have reason to believe and do 
believe that the records, or copies of records, made by the 
election officers of such ward or town, or of such precinct in 
a town having more than twenty-five hundred voters and 
voting by precincts, are erroneous, specifying wherein they 
deem such records or copies thereof to be in error, or that 
challenged votes were cast by persons not entitled to vote 
therein, and that they believe a recount of the ballots cast 
in such wards, precincts or town will affect the nomination 
or election of one or more candidates voted for at such pri- 
mary, preliminary election or election, specifying the candi- 
date or candidates, or will affect the decision of a question 
voted upon at such election, specifying the question, the 
city or town clerk shall forthwith transmit such petition and 
statement, and the envelopes or containers containing the 
ballots cast, sealed, to the registrars of voters, together with 
the original tally sheets. Approved February 6, 1957. 

An Act making a corrective change in the law rela- Chap. 46 

TIVE TO THE MANNER OF PLACING POSITIONS UNDER CIVIL 
SERVICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 15 of chapter 31 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the second paragraph, as appearing 



32 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 47, 48. 

in chapter 103 of the acts of 1946, and inserting in place 
thereof the following paragraph: — 

Except as otherwise provided in sections nineteen A, 
twenty A, twenty C, twenty-two. forty-two, forty-seven A, 
forty-eight, and forty-nine A of this chapter, section thirty- 
six of chapter forty-eight, section four of chapter two hun- 
dred and seventy-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, and section four of chapter three hundred and 
seventy-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, 
no person shall receive an original appointment to the official 
service of the commonwealth or any city or town thereof 
otherwise than by virtue of a competitive examination, 
unless (a) the director shall certify that he has previously 
held a competitive examination for the position involved 
and has been unable to establish an eligible list of at least 
two available persons; or unless (6) a position not under 
civil service is placed thereunder by virtue of a statute or 
rule and the director makes recommendations supported by 
four ailii niative votes of the commission to include under 
civil service any present incumbent of the position, subject 
to passing a qualifying examination, prescribed by the di- 
rector. Approved February 6, 1957. 

Chap. 47 An Act increasing the amount of fees retained by city 

AND TOWN CLERKS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF DOG LICENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 147 of chapter 140 of the General Laws, as most 
recently amended by section 2 of chapter 133 of the acts of 
1941, is hereby further amended by striking out the first sen- 
tence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — 
The police commissioner of Boston and the clerks of other 
cities and of towns shall issue said licenses and tags, receive 
the money therefor and pay it into the treasuries of their 
respective cities and towns on the first Monday of each 
month or oftener, retaining, except, in Boston, for their own 
use twenty-five cents for each license unless otherwise pro- 
vided by law, and shall certify under penalties of perjury to 
the amounts of monejr thus received and paid over by them. 

Approved February 6, 1957. 

Chap. 48 An Act increasing the sum allowed to a dog officer 

FOR CUSTODY OF AN UNLICENSED DOG. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The last sentence of section 151 A of chapter 140 of the 
General Laws, as amended by section 2 of chapter 11 of the 
acts of 1948, is hereby further amended by striking out, in 
line 2, the words "seventy-five cents" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — one dollar, — so as to read as follows: — 
A dog officer having custody of a confined dog shall be 
allowed the sum of one dollar per day for the care of such 
dog, payable by the owner or keeper thereof, if known, 
otherwise from the dog fund. Approved February 6, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 49, 50. 33 



An Act increasing the penalties provided for the Chap. 49 

NON-SUPPORT OF WIVES AND MINOR CHILDREN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The first sentence of section 1 of chapter 273 of the General 
Laws, as amended by chapter 539 of the acts of 1954, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in line 22, the word 
"two" and inserting in place thereof the word: — five, — 
and by striking out, in line 23, the words "one year" and 
inserting in place thereof the words: — two years, — so as 
to read as follows: — Any husband or father who without 
just cause deserts his wife or minor child, whether by going 
into another town in the commonwealth or into another 
state, and leaves them or any or either of them without 
making reasonable provision for their support, and any hus- 
band or father who unreasonably neglects or refuses to pro- 
vide for the support and maintenance of his wife, whether 
living with him or living apart from him for justifiable 
cause, or of his minor child, and any husband or father wdio 
abandons or leaves his wife or minor child in danger of be- 
coming a burden upon the public, and any mother who 
deserts or wilfully neglects or refuses to provide for the sup- 
port and maintenance of her child under the age of sixteen, 
and any parent of a minor child, or any guardian with care 
and custody of a minor child, or any custodian of a minor 
child, who wilfully fails to provide necessary and proper 
physical, educational or moral care and guidance, or who 
permits said child to grow up under conditions or circum- 
stances damaging to the child's sound character develop- 
ment, or who fails to provide proper attention for said child, 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred 
dollars or by imprisonment for not more than two years, or 
both. Approved February 6, 1957. 

An Act relative to the certification of names of Chav 50 

PERSONS ELIGIBLE FOR APPOINTMENT AS CORRECTION 
OFFICERS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, which is to make persons who were 
eligible by reason of age at the time they made application 
for appointment as correction officers eligible for certifica- 
tion despite a lapse of time which due to no fault of their 
own brought them beyond the age limit, there being cur- 
rently a number of such persons upon whom an unfair 
hardship has been imposed by operation of the present law, 
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 125 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 4, as appearing in section 1 1 



34 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 51. 

of chapter 770 of the acts of 1955, and inserting in place 
thereof the following section: — Section 4- In certifying the 
names of male persons eligible for appointment as correction 
officers in the said institutions, the director of civil service 
shall certify the names of persons who at the time of examina- 
tion were over the age of twenty-two and under the age of 
forty. 

Section 2. This act shall apply to the names of male 
persons on any existing lists on the effective date of this act. 

Approved February 7, 1957. 

Chap. 51 An Act relative to further stay of judgment and 

EXECUTION IN ACTIONS OF SUMMARY PROCESS. 

M'hereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend in 
part to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to provide 
the courts with further discretionary authority to prevent 
serious hardships in eviction cases arising out of the termina- 
tion of rent control, 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 43 of the acts of 1946 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 1, as most recently amended 
by section 1 of chapter 50 of the acts of 1956, and inserting 
in place thereof the following section: — Section 1 . So long 
as this act continues in force, a stay or successive stays of 
judgment and execution may be granted under sections 
nine to thirteen, inclusive, of chapter two hundred and 
thirty-nine of the General Laws, for a period not exceeding 
nine months or for periods not exceeding nine months in the 
aggregate instead of one month as now provided by section 
nine of said chapter; provided, however, that a stay of 
judgment and execution in the case of premises occupied 
by an employee of a farmer conditioned upon his employ- 
ment by such farmer and which employment has been le- 
gall} r terminated, shall not be granted for a longer period 
than two months, in the aggregate. 

Section 2. The stay or stays of judgment and execution 
authorized under section one of chapter forty-three of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and forty-six, as amended by 
section one of this act, shall not be in addition to any such 
stay or staj r s granted under section one of said chapter 
forty-three, as appearing in chapter fifty of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-six; but if a summary process 
writ has issued prior to the effective date of this act and a 
stay or successive stays of judgment and execution has 
issued in such action which stay could not have been granted 
for more than six months and which stay has not expired, 
or, if successive stays, for more than six months in the 
aggregate and the most recent of such stays has not expired, 
then an additional stay or stays may be granted in such 



Acts, L957. — Chaps. 52, 53. 35 

action provided t hat the total stay or stays in such action 
do not exceed nine months in the aggregate. 

Section 3. Said chapter 43 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 2, as most recently amended by 
sect inn 2 of said chapter 50, and inserting in place thereof 
the following section : — Section 2. This act shall become 
inoperative on June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
eight. Approved February 7, 1957. 

A\ Act authorizing the treasurer of essex county CJiap. 52 

TO PAY A SUM OF MONEY TO HELEN FRANCES GILRANE OF 
LAWRENCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The treasurer of the county of Essex is hereby authorized 
and directed to pay to Helen Frances Gilrane of Lawrence, 
mother of Barbara M. Gilrane, a former employee of the 
Essex county tuberculosis hospital district, who died Sep- 
tember thirteenth, nineteen hundred and fifty-five, an 
amount equal to the salary payable for the vacation leave 
accrued to the credit of said Barbara M, Gilrane as of the 
date of her death. Approved February 7, 1957. 

An Act clarifying the law relative to the question QJi a r) 53 

TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS FOR THE ESTABLISH- 
MEXT OF A REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The first paragraph of section 15 of chapter 71 of the 
General Laws, as most recently amended by section 1 of 
chapter 141 of the acts of 1955, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in line 11, the words "this and the following 
ten sections" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
sections sixteen to sixteen I, inclusive, — so as to read as 
follows: — The selectmen of each of the several towns shall, 
upon receipt of the recommendation that a regional school 
district should be formed, and of a proposed agreement 
therefor submitted in accordance with the provisions of sec- 
tions fourteen to fourteen B, inclusive, or otherwise, in the 
form and with the approval required by said sections, cause 
to be presented for determination by vote, with printed 
ballots at an annual or special town meeting to be held in 
either case within thirty days after receipt of such recom- 
mendation by said selectmen, the question of accepting the 
provisions of sections sixteen to sixteen I, inclusive, and the 
proposed agreement or agreements. The article in the war- 
rant for such annual or special town meeting and the ques- 
tion on the printed ballots to be used at such meeting shall 
be in substantially the following form: 

Approved February 7, 1957. 



36 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 54. 

Chap. 54 An Act relative to the posting and distribution of 

POLITICAL LITERATURE AND STICKERS ON THE SIDEWALK 
ADJOINING THE PREMISES ON WHICH POLLING PLACES ARE 
LOCATED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 54 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 65, as most recently amended by chap- 
ter 266 of the acts of 1955, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section : — Section 65. At an election of state or 
city officers, and of town officers in towns whore official 
ballots are used, the presiding election officer at each polling 
place shall, before the opening of the polls, post at least 
three cards of instruction, three cards containing abstracts 
of the laws imposing penalties upon voters, three copies of 
measures to be submitted to the people, if any, and at least 
five specimen ballots within the polling place outside the 
guard rail, and a copy of each measure to be submitted to 
the people in each marking compartment; and no other 
poster, card, handbill, placard, picture or circular intended to 
influence the action of the voter shall be posted, exhibited, 
circulated or distributed in the polling place, in the building 
where the polling place is located, on the walls thereof, on 
the premises on which the building stands, or within one 
hundred and fifty feet of the entrance to such polling place. 
Pasters, commonly called stickers, shall not be posted, cir- 
culated or distributed in the polling place, in the building 
where the polling place is located, on the walls thereof, on 
the premises on which the building stands, or within one 
hundred and fifty feet of the entrance to such polling place. 
Such pasters shall be subject to all the restrictions imposed 
by sections forty-one and forty-four as to names and resi- 
dences of candidates and the size of the type in which the 
names shall be printed; but no political or other designa- 
tion shall appear on such pasters, and no vote by paster shall 
be counted if such designation appears. The presiding elec- 
tion officer shall, at the opening of the polls, publicly open 
the packages containing the ballots and deliver them to the 
ballot clerks. All specimen ballots not posted shall be kept 
in the custody of the presiding officer until after the closing 
of the polls. 

No rule, regulation or provision of law shall prohibit a per- 
son who is a member of a police or fire department of the 
commonwealth, or any political subdivision thereof, who is 
not on active duty, from distributing such material one hun- 
dred and fifty feet distant from a polling place in an election 
where there appears on the ballot a referendum pertaining 
to, or affecting, the conditions of employment, including 
hours of labor and compensation, in the department of which 
said person is a member subject to the provisions of this 
section. 

Whoever posts, exhibits, circulates or distributes any 
poster, card, handbill, placard, picture or circular intended 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 55, 56. 37 

to influence the action of a voter, or any paster to be placed 
upon the oilicial ballot, in violation of any provision of this 
section, shall be punished by a fine of not more than twenty 
dollars. Approved February 7, 1957. 

An Act to ascertain the will of the voters of the Chap, 55 

TOWN OF HARWICH WITH REFERENCE TO THE FLUORIDA- 
TION Ob' THE TOWN WATER SUPPLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of ascertaining the will of 
the voters of the town of Harwich with reference to the 
question of the fluoridation of the town water supply, there 
shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used at the town 
election in the current year the following question: — 
"Shall the water supply of the town of Harwich be fluori- 
dated?". If a majorny of the votes in answer to said ques- 
tion is in the affirmative, it shall be deemed and taken to be 
the will of the voters of said town that the water supply 
thereof be fluoridated, and if a majority of said votes is in 
the negative, it shall be deemed and taken to be the will of 
said voters that said water supply shall not be fluoridated. 

Section 2. Any action taken under authority of this act 
at the annual town meeting of the town of Harwich 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 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 7, 1957. 

Ax Act authorizing the town of weymouth to estab- Chap. 56 

LISH A BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS EXERCISING THE POWERS 
OF CERTAIN OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND TOWN OFFICIALS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There shall be established in the town of 
Weymouth a board of public works, hereinafter called the 
board, consisting of seven members. The initial members 
thereof shall be elected to serve as follows: — three for three 
years, two for two years, two for one year from the date of 
the annual town election at which they are elected, and 
thereafter when the term of any such member expires, his 
successor shall be elected to serve for three years. In all 
cases the members of the board shall serve until their suc- 
cessors are qualified. The members of the board shall forth- 
with after each annual town election, elect from its members 
a chairman and a clerk for the ensuing year. In case of a 
vacancy, the remaining members of the board shall, jointly 
with the board of selectmen, within thirty days, fill such 
vacancy until the next town election, when a new member 
or members shall be elected to fill the unexpired term. No 
person shall serve on the board who holds an elective or 



38 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 56. 

appointive office in the town other than that of town meet- 
in. lt member. 

Section 2. Upon the qualification of the initial members 
of the board of public works, the board shall have all the 
powers and duties now and from time to time vested by 
general or special law or town by-law in the following boards, 
departments and offices, or in boards, departments, and 
offices having corresponding powers and duties in the town 
of Weymouth, to wit: water commissioners, sewer commis- 
sioners, tree warden, park commissioners with respect to 
maintenance and construction only, selectmen with respect 
to street department, refuse collection, drainage, engineer- 
ing, and moth department, and such boards, offices and de- 
partments shall be abolished. No existing contract or lia- 
bility shall be affected by such abolition, but the board of 
public works shall in all respects be the lawful successor of 
the boards, departments and offices so abolished. The board 
shall have such added powers with respect to public works 
as the town may from time to time by by-law provide, any 
other provisions of the law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Section 3. The board of public works shall consist of a 
sewer division, a water division, a street division (including 
refuse co! lection and drainage), an engineering division, a 
tree and moth division and a park division (maintenance 
and construction only). 

Sectiox 4. The board shall appoint and fix the compen- 
sation of a superintendent of public works who shall exer- 
cise and perform, under its supervision and direction, such 
of the powers, rights and duties transferred to it under sec- 
tion two and as it may from time to time designate. He 
shall be specially fitted by education, training and experience 
to perform the duties of his office and need not be a resident 
of the town during his tenure of office. He shall be respon- 
sible for the efficient exercise and performance of such 
powers, rights and duties. He may be removed for just 
cause only and by a vote of at least four members of the 
board. He shall be given a written notice at least fourteen 
days prior to the date of removal, which shall specify the 
reasons for such removal. At his request a public hearing 
shall be held on the charges brought against him. 

During his tenure he shall hold no other elective or ap- 
pointive office nor shall he engage in any other business or 
occupation, lie shall give to the town a bond with a surety 
company authorized to transact business in the common- 
wealth as surety, for the faithful performance of his duties 
in such sum and upon such conditions as the board may re- 
quire, and shall, subject to the approval of the board, ap- 
point such assistants, agents and employees as the exercise 
and performance of his powers, rights and duties may re- 
quire, lie shall keep a full and complete record of the do- 
ings of his office, shall render to thr> 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 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 56. 39 

time to time aa required by tin* board, shall make a synopsis 
of such reports for publication and shall keep the board fully 
advised as to the needs of the town within the scope of his 
duties, and shall annually, not less than sixty days prior to 
the expiration of the fiscal year of said town, furnish to the 
board a carefully prepared and detailed estimate in writing 
of the appropriations required during the nexl succeeding 
fiscal year for the proper exercise and performance of all 
said rights and duties. Each permanent employee of any 
hoard, department or office abolished by this act .-hall he 
transferred to and become an employee of the board of 
puhlic works and shall not he reduced or dismissed without 
just canst". 

Section 5. This act shall be submitted to the voters 
of the town of Weymouth for acceptance at the annual town 
election in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, in the 
form of the following question which shall be placed on the 
official 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-seven, entitled 'An Act 
authorizing the Town of Weymouth to establish a Board of 
Public Works exercising the powers of certain other depart- 
ments and town officials', lie accepted?". If a majority of 
the votes cast in answer to this question are in the affirma- 
tive this act shall take effect beginning with and for the 
purposes of the annual town election in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-eight, but not otherwise. 

Section 6. The town of Weymouth may after the expira- 
tion of three years from the date of acceptance of this act 
vote at an annual meeting to revoke such acceptance, and 
the question of such revocation shall be submitted to the 
voters in the form of the following question: "Shall the ac- 
ceptance by the town of Weymouth of an act passed by the 
General Court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, 
entitled 'An Act authorizing the Town of Weymouth to es- 
tablish a Board of Public Works exercising the powers of cer- 
tain other departments and town officials', be revoked?". 
If a majority of the votes cast in answer to said question is 
in the affirmative, then at the next annual town election held 
after said vote of revocation, the town shall elect such officers 
as are necessary to exercise and perform the powers, rights 
and duties transferred to the board of public works by said 
act. Such action shall not affect any contract or liability 
then created or existing. All general laws respecting town 
administration and town officers, and any special laws, rela- 
tive to said town, the operation of which has been sus- 
pended or superseded by the acceptance of this act, shall 
then be in full force and effect. Any by-law inconsistent 
with such special or general laws shall be revoked thereby. 
Any subsequent vote to revoke the acceptance of this act 
shall not be taken more often than once in three years. 

Approved February 7, 1957. 



40 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 57, 58, 59. 

Chap. 57 An Act authorizing the city of somerville to pay a 

SUM OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF DANIEL J. o'DONOGHUE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general 
or special law to the contrary, the city of Somerville, in 
order to discharge a moral obligation, may pay from an ap- 
propriation made in nineteen hundred and fifty-three and 
still available for the purpose the sum of one thousand two 
hundred dollars to the widow of Daniel J. O'Donoghue, 
former deputy tax collector of the city of Somerville, for 
services rendered by him to said city for which services no 
compensation had been paid. 

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

Approved February 8, 1957. 

Chap. 58 An Act permitting in certain cities the use of facsimile 
countersignatures upon bonds, notes and certifi- 
cates OF INDEBTEDNESS ISSUED BY SUCH CITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 44 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after section 16 the following section: 
— Section 16 A. In any city having a city manager, the city 
manager, and in any other city, the mayor, by a writing 
bearing the written signature of the city manager or the 
mayor, as the case may be, and filed in the office of the 
treasurer of the city, which writing shall be open to public 
inspection, may authorize said treasurer to cause to be en- 
graved or printed on airy bond, note or certificate of indebt- 
edness which said city is authorized to issue, a facsimile of 
the signature of the city manager or the mayor, as the case 
may be; and such facsimile signature so engraved or printed 
shall have the same validity and effect as the written signa- 
ture of the city manager or mayor, as the case may be. This 
section shall become effective in the cities of Boston and 
Springfield on July first, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, 
and in any other city when accepted by a two-thirds vote as 
defined in section one of this chapter. 

Section 2. Chapter one hundred and seventy-one of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-two and chapter thirty- 
two of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-five are 
hereby repealed effective July first, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-seven. Approved February 8, 1957. 

Chap. 59 An Act providing for monthly payments of certain 

MUNICIPAL PENSIONS FOR TEACHERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 42 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing 
in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by striking 
out the second sentence and inserting in place thereof the 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 60, 61. 62. 41 

following sentence: — The treasurer of the city or town shall 
be tin 1 custodian of the fund and shall make monthly pay- 
ments therefrom bo such persons and of such amounts as 
shall be certified to him by the school committee. 

Approved February 8, 1957. 

A\ A( T A.UTHORIZING THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY CkaV. 60 
OF QUIXCY TO GRANT THE USE OF VETERANS MEMORIAL 
FIELD TO ANY CHURCH OR RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 266 of the acts of 1036 is hereby amended by 
striking out section 2B, inserted by section 1 of chapter 42 
of the acts of 1956, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing section: — Section 2B. Said school committee may 
grant to any church or religious, charitable, historical or 
veterans organization the use of such land and may author- 
ize such organization to charge reasonable fees and such 
other charges for programs, refreshments and other con- 
veniences as the committee may approve. 

Approved February 8, 1957. 

An Act designating the fountain at fellsmere pond in Chap. 61 

THE CITY OF MALDEN AS "VETERANS MEMORIAL FOUN- 
TAIN'". 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The fountain now under construction by the metropolitan 
district commission at Fellsmere pond shall be known and 
designated as "Veterans Memorial Fountain" in memory of 
all residents of the city of Maiden who died while serving in 
the armed forces. Said commission shall, upon completion 
of said fountain, erect thereon a suitable plaque bearing 
such designation, and may expend therefor such sums as 
may be appropriated. Approved February 8, 1957. 

An Act providing tenure of office for the town QJiaj) g2 

ACCOUNTANT OF THE TOWN OF WAKEFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The tenure of office of John J. McCarthy, 
incumbent of the office of town accountant in the town of 
Wakefield, shall, upon the effective date of this act, be un- 
limited. Said incumbent shall not be removed from office, 
lowered in rank or suspended, except for just cause and for 
reasons specifically given him in writing in accordance with 
the provisions of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws, 
and rules made thereunder, relative to removals from the 
classified public service. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
said town at the annual meeting in the year nineteen hundred 
and fifty-seven in the form of the following question, which 



42 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 63, 64, 65. 

shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used for the 
election of officers at said meeting: — "Shall an act passed 
by the ( }enera] Court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
seven, entitled 'An Act providing tenure of office for the 
town accountant of the town of Wakefield', be accepted?" 
[f 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 8, 1957. 

Chap. 63 An Act authorizing the city of lynn to sell certain 

LAND IN SAID CITY ACQUIRED FOR PLAYGROUND AND 
RECREATION PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn, by its proper authorities, 
may sell, transfer and convey all or any part of a certain 
parcel of land containing approximately twelve and six 
tenths acres, situate in said city, acquired by said city for 
playground and recreation purposes. Said land being shown 
on plan entitled, "Plan of Land for Sale by City of Lynn", 
dated December twenty-seven, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
six, signed by Frank E. Gowdy, City Engineer. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon acceptance 
during the current year by vote of the stadium commission 
of said city and by vote of the city council thereof, subject 
to the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 8, 1957. 

Chap. 64 An Act authorizing the town of dedham to use certain 

PARK LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Dedham is hereby authorized 
to use for the erection of a public school building and for 
other school purposes, and for all purposes incidental thereto, 
the land now owned and held by said town for park and 
playground purposes and known as Stone park. 

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

Approved February 11, 1957. 

Chap. 65 Ax Act authorizing the town of dedham to use cer- 
tain PARK LAND FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Dedham is hereby authorized 
to use for municipal purposes the land now used as a park 
containing about 954 square feet of land, more or less, off 
Bussey street, being triangular in shape and shown on a 
plan entitled "Plan of Land in Dedham, Mass., scale 1" 
equals 10 feet", dated August 13, 1956, drawn by Pilling 
Engineering Company, Inc., and bounded and described 
according to said plan as follows: Southeasterly by other 



Acts, 1957.- (Haps. 66, 67. 43 

land of the Worcester Gas Light Company, 45.12 feet; 
southwesterly by Lo1 I) and by land shown as Mill No. 2 
on said plan. 45.35 feet; northerly by the "Tail Race" as 
shown on said plan by live courses, a total distance of 73.82 
feet, 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its pasi 

Approved February 11, 1957. 

A\ A< T PLACING THE POSITIONS OF THE REGULAR OR PERMA- CI, tip. 66 
NENT MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCE OF THE TOWN OF 
SALISBURY, EXCEPT THE OFFICE OF CHIEF OF POLICE, 
[JNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The positions of the regular or permanent 
members of the police force of the town of Salisbury, except 
the office of chief of police, shall, upon the effective date of 
this act, 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, how- 
ever, to said laws, but he shall be subjected by the division 
of civil service to a qualifying 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 be submitted to the voters of 
said town at the annual town meeting in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-seven in the form of the following ques- 
tion, 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-seven, entitled 'An Act placing the posi- 
tions of the regular or permanent members of the police 
force of the town of Salisbury, except the office of chief of 
police, under the civil service laws' 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 other- 
wise. Approved February 11, 1957. 

An Act providing that the chairman of the board of Chap. 67 

PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION IN THE TOWN OF MILTON 
SHALL BE EX OFFICIO A TOWN MEETING MEMBER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 27 of the acts of 1927 is 
hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and in- 
serting in place thereof the following paragraph: — The 
representative town meetings held under the provisions of 
this act, except as otherwise provided herein, shall be limited 
to the elected town meeting members together with the 
following, designated as town meeting members ex officiis, 
namely, any member of the general court of the common- 



44 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 68, 69. 

wealth who is a registered voter of the town, the town moder- 
ator, the town clerk, the selectmen, the town treasurer, the 
town counsel if a registered voter of the town, the town 
collector of taxes, the chairman of the school committee, 
the chairman of the trustees of the public library, the chair- 
man of the board of health, the chairman of the board of 
public welfare, the chairman of the park commissioners, 
the chairman of the water commissioners, the tree warden, 
the chairman of the planning board, the chairman of the 
assessors of taxes, the chairman of the sewer commissioners, 
the chairman of the board of trustees of the cemetery, the 
chairman of the warrant committee, and the chairman of 
the board of personnel administration. 

Sectiox\ 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 11, 1957. 

Chap. 68 Ax Act providing for life tenure for the police chief 

of the town of hopedale. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The tenure of office of Thomas F. Malloy, 
incumbent of the office of chief of police in the town of 
Hopedale, shall, upon the effective date of this act, be un- 
limited. Said incumbent shall not be removed from office, 
lowered in rank or suspended, except for just cause and for 
reasons specifically given him in writing b3 r the board of 
selectmen. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the voters of said town at its next annual town meeting in 
the form of the following question, which shall be presented 
to said voters at said meeting: — "Shall an act passed by 
the General Court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
seven, entitled 'An Act providing for life tenure for the 
police chief of the town of Hopedale', 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 11, 1957. 

Chap. 69 An Act providing for an increase in the number of 

SIGNATURES OF VOTERS ON PETITIONS IN THE TOWN OF 
AMESBURY REQUESTING SUBMISSION OF ACTIONS OF THE 
REPRESENTATIVE TOWN MEETING TO ALL THE VOTERS OF 
THE TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section of chapter 6 of the acts of 1953 is 
hereby amended by striking out, in lines 22 and 23, the 
word "twenty-five" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — one hundred, — so that the third sentence will 
read as follows: — If, within said five days, a petition, signed 
by not less than one hundred registered voters in each 
precinct, containing their names and addresses as they 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 70, 71. 45 

appear on the list of registered voters, is filed with the select- 
men requesting thai the question or questions involved in 
any such vote which has not become operative as aforesaid 
be submitted to the voters of the town at large, the operation 
of such vote shall be further suspended pending its determi- 
nation as hereinafter provided, and the selectmen, within 
ten days after the filing of the petition, shall call a special 
meeting, which shall be held within fourteen days after the 
issuing of the call, for the purpose of presenting to the voters 
at large the question or questions so involved. 

Section 2. Section one of this act shall be submitted for 
acceptance to the town meeting members of the town of 
Amesbury at the next annual town meeting under an article 
which the selectmen of said town are hereby directed to 
insert in the warrant for such meeting, and shall take full 
effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the town meeting 
members voting thereon. Approved February 12, 1957. 

An Act repealing the law providing for the submis- Chap. 70 

SION OF CERTAIN VOTES AND MOTIONS FOR REFERENDUM 
IN THE TOWN OF IPSWICH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 345 of the acts of 1922 is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the registered voters of the town of Ipswich at the first 
annual town meeting after the passage of this act in the form 
of the following question, which shall be placed upon the 
official ballot to be used for the election of town officers: — 
"Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-seven, entitled 'An Act repealing the 
law providing for the submission of certain votes and motions 
for referendum in the town of Ipswich' be accepted?" If a 
majority of the votes in answer to said question is in the 
affirmative, this act shall thereupon take full effect. If a 
majority of the votes in answer to said question is in the 
negative, then this act may again be submitted for accept- 
ance in like manner to such voters at any town meeting 
within three years thereafter, and if it is not accepted, it 
shall become null and void. Approved February 12, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the town of great barrington to Chav 71 

SELL AND CONVEY AN EASEMENT OVER CERTAIN PARK 
PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Great Barrington, with the 
approval of a majority of the board of park commissioners, 
may grant to Southern Berkshire Power & Electric Com- 
pany an easement for the construction, maintenance and 
operation of poles and wires for the transmission of elec- 



46 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 72. 

tricky on, over and across a portion of East Mountain park 
in said town. The proceeds thereof shall be used for the 
purposes stated in section sixty-three of chapter forty -four 
of the ( ieneral Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the town at a regular or special town meeting held during 
the current year. Approved February 12, 1957. 

Chap. 72 An Act to authorize establishment of off-street 

PARKING FACILITIES IN THE TOWN OF MILFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. It is hereby declared that excessive curb 
parking of motor vehicles on the streets of the town of 
Milford 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 at a reason- 
able 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 parking 
facilities are decreed to be a proper public or municipal 
purpose. 

Section 2. Definitions of Types of Parking Facilities. — 
For the purposes of this act (1) public 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 public use for a fee; (3) special purpose 
off-street automobile parking facilities are defined as accom- 
modations provided by public authority or 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 residence. 
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 
action of public and private interests. Parking facilities may 
consist Dt lots, garages or other structures and accessories; 
they may be surface facilities or facilities above or under 
the ground. 

Section •'!. The town of Milford is hereby authorized to 
establish a commission, to be known as the Milford Off- 
Streel Parking Commission, hereinafter called the commis- 
sion, for the purpose of establishing public off-street auto- 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 72. 47 

mobile parking facilities and of fostering the provision of 
commercial, special purpose and co-operative off-street 
automobile parking facilities within the town of Milford. 
Such commission shall consist of five members, who shall be 
appointed by the selectmen. The commission shall choose a 
chairman from its own membership, who shall hold office 
for such term as may be provided in the rules of the com- 
mission, adopted pursuant to section eleven hereof. 

Members of the commission shall serve without compen- 
sation, but shall be allowed their reasonable and necessary 
expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as such 
members. 

The five members of the commission appointed by the 
selectmen shall serve for terms of five years; provided, that 
the initial appointees shall serve for terms of two, three, 
four and five years, respectively. 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 selectmen may file 
written charges against any of the members for misfeasance, 
nonfeasance or malfeasance in office, and such member may 
be removed after a hearing on such charges, by a majority 
vote of the selectmen. 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 opportunity to be heard 
in his own defence. 

Section 4. The commission, acting alone or in co- 
operation with any federal, state, municipal or private 
agency, is hereby authorized to plan, design, locate, acquire 
property for, construct, alter, enlarge, use, maintain, operate, 
lease (either as lessee or lessor) public off-street parking 
facilities and to otherwise provide, or foster the provision of, 
commercial, co-operative, or special purpose off-street auto- 
mobile parking facilities, wherever and to the extent that 
it deems such facilities to be necessary or desirable in the 
town of Milford. 

Section 5. (a) For the purposes of this act, the com- 
mission is hereby authorized to acquire private or public, 
real or personal property and property rights above, at or 
below the surface of the earth, which it deems necessary or 
desirable for off-street parking facilities, by purchase, emi- 
nent domain under chapter seventy-nine or chapter eighty A 
of the General Laws, gift, lease, bequest, devise or grant; 
provided, that the power of eminent domain shall be exer- 
cised only upon approval by the town meeting members. 
Wherever possible and practicable, real property acquired 
under the provision of this act shall be in fee simple. 



48 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 72. 

(6) The commission may sell, lease, exchange or otherwise 
dispose of property and property rights acquired under this 
act, if in so doing it deems that the interest of the town of 
Milford will be best served. 

Section 6. (a) The commission is authorized to design 
and locate such off-street parking facilities as the public 
interest and the purposes of this act require. Such facilities 
may consist of lots, improved or unimproved, single or 
multi-level garages, other structures and accessories, or any 
combination thereof; provided, that no products used in or 
for the servicing of motor vehicles shall be sold or dispensed 
at or in connection with public off-street parking facilities 
by the commission or any lessee thereof; and provided, 
further, that such facilities shall be in strict compliance with 
the then existing zoning ordinances, building code, sub- 
division regulations, and police and fire regulations. Any 
facility so designed or located may be on the surface or above 
or below the surface. 

(6) For the purposes of this section, the commission is 
authorized to use the personnel and services of other de- 
partments of the town of Milford; provided, that the cost 
of such services and personnel is properly charged against 
the commission. 

The commission is further authorized to contract with such 
firms and for such studies and surveys as it deems necessary 
to the accomplishment of the purposes of the act. 

Section 7. The commission is authorized to construct, 
or cause to be constructed, public off-street parking facilities 
of such design and in such locations as authorized by sec- 
tion six. No contracts shall be awarded under this section 
unless proposals for the same shall have been invited by 
advertisements in at least one daily newspaper published 
in the town, once a week for at least three consecutive 
weeks, the last publication to be at least seven daj's before 
the time specified for the opening of said proposals, then 
only to the lowest responsible bidder as determined by the 
commission. Such advertisements shall state the time and 
place where plans and specifications of the proposed con- 
struction or work may be had, and the time and place for 
opening the proposals in answer to said advertisements, 
and shall reserve to the 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 satisfactory to 
the 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 town 
treasurer until the contract has been carried out in all 
respects. 

Section 8. (a) The commission 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 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 72. 49 

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 en the part of the lessee that he shall construct 
or cause to be constructed on the demised land a public 
parking facility as designed by the commission in compliance 
with section six. such facility on completion to become the 
property of the town of Milford. 

(6) No lease or contract shall be awarded under this sec- 
tion unless proposals for the same shall have been invited 
by advertisements in at least one daily newspaper published 
in the town, 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 highest responsible bidder as determined by the 
commission. Such advertisements shall state the term of 
the lease or contract, the place where plans and specifica- 
tions for required construction may be examined, and the 
time and place for opening the proposals in answer to such 
advertisements, and shall reserve to the 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 accompanied by a bond with sureties satisfactory to 
the 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 town 
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 commission, as 
well as a schedule of parking fees and other charges for the 
use of such facilities, whether such parking facility is oper- 
ated by the commission itself, or under contract or under 
lease to any private agency. Such regulations and schedule 
of fees and charges may be revised from time to time; pro- 
vided, that consideration shall be given to the need of 
providing off-street parking facilities at reasonably low cost. 

(d) The commission may employ necessary and qualified 
personnel to insure compliance with the provisions and 
purpose of this act. The then existing personnel policies of 
the town of Milford shall be observed in such employment. 

Section 9. The town of Milford may for the purposes of 
this act borrow, from time to time, within a period of five 
years from the passage of this act, such sums as may be 
necessary, not exceeding in the aggregate two hundred 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor 
w r hich shall bear on their face the words, Town of Milford, 
Public Parking Loan, Act of 1957. 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 outside the statutory 
limit, but shall, except as herein provided, be subject to 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the 
limitation contained in the first paragraph of section seven 



50 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 72. 

thereof. All funds required by the commission for the pur- 
poses of this act shall be appropriated to it by the town of 
Milford, and shall be maintained by said commission as a 
separate account. Any funds appropriated to the com- 
mission and not required by it in any fiscal year for the 
purposes of this act shall be returned to the town of Milford 
at the end of such fiscal year. 

(b) The commission may from time to time accept such 
portion of parking meter revenue as is properly allocated to 
it; provided that such funds shall be maintained by said 
commission as a separate account; and provided, further, 
that such funds shall be used only in strict accordance with 
the provisions of sections twenty-two B and C of chapter 
forty of the General Laws. 

(c) The commission shall maintain proper accounting and 
financial records of all transactions, and provide annual 
financial statements. An annual report of all activities shall 
be made to the selectmen. 

Section 10. The commission is authorized to exercise all 
powers necessary, convenient or desirable to carry out the 
purpose of this act. 

Section 11. The commission shall adopt rules, not in- 
consistent with the provisions of any statute or ordinance, 
for conducting its business and meetings and otherwise 
carrying out the purpose of this act. Meetings of the com- 
mission shall be held at the call of the chairman or in such 
other manner as may be set forth in said rules. All decisions 
of the commission, including the adoption of said rules, shall 
be by vote of a majority of the members thereof. 

Section 12. The land or parking facilities 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 town of Milford in its 
governmental capacity, and the town 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 13. Nothing in this act shall be construed as 
giving the commission power to supersede the police depart- 
ment of the town of Milford in the regulation and enforce- 
ment of parking on the streets of Milford. 

Section 14. 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. 

Section 1 5. This ad shall be submitted to the town of 
Milford for acceptance at its next annual town meeting in 
the form of the follow ing question, which shall be placed on 
the official ballot to be used for the election of town officers 
at said meeting: — "Shall an act passed by the General 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 73, 74. 51 

Court 'm tin currenl year, entitled 'An Ac! to authorize 
establishment of oiT-streel parking facilities in the town of 
Milford', be accepted?" If a majority of votes in answer 
to said question Is in the affirmative, this act shall thereupon 
take full eff< ct, but nol others ise. 

Section L6. Action to be taken under authority of this 
acl at the annual town meeting of the town of Milford to be 
held in the current year shall In- as effective in all respects 
as though the act had been in full force and effect on the 
date when the warrant for such meeting was posted. 

Approved February 13, 1957. 

A\ Act making appropriations for the fiscal year Chap. 73 

ENDING JUNE THIRTIETH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY- 
SEVEN", SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIA- 
TIONS FOR THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for supplementing certain ap- 
propriations previously made for the highway department, 
the sum vet forth in section two of this act is hereby made 
available from the Highway Fund to said department, to be 
in addition to any amounts at present available for the 
purpose, subject to the provisions of law regulating the 
disbursement of public funds and the approval thereof and 
the conditions pertaining to said item in chapter five hun- 
dred and one and chapter seven hundred and forty-six of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-six. 

Section 2. 

2900-08 For the cost of --new and ice control on state 
highways and town roads, including the 
removal of sand and other additit nal ex- 
penses in connection therewith, prior ap- 
propriation continued .... $2,500,00000 

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

Approved February 14, 1957. 

An Act relative to service of process under the uni- Chap. 74 

FORM RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT ACT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 9 of chapter 273A of the General Laws, as ap- 
pearing in section 1 of chapter 55G of the acts of 1954, is 
hereby amended by adding at the end the following sen- 
tence: — Said personal service may be made by any officer 
authorized under the laws of the commonwealth to serve 
criminal process. Approved February 14, 1957. 



52 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 75. 

Chap. 75 Ax Act to authorize the town of templeton to convey 

TO THE FIRST CHURCH OF TEMPLETON A CERTAIN TRACT 
OF LAND COMPRISING A PORTION OF THE ORIGINAL TEM- 
PLETON COMMON AND BURYING GROUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Templeton is hereby authorized 
to convey to the First Church of Templeton a certain por- 
tion of the Templeton Common, so called, and of the Old 
Burying Ground, so called, situate in said Templeton and 
bounded and described as follows: — 

Beginning at the southwesterly corner thereof at an iron 
pipe in the northerly line of Dudley road at land now or 
formerly of the First Parish Unitarian Church and 43.63 feet 
easterly of a Worcester county highway bound; thence N 
24° 39' W by land of said Unitarian Church, 126.40 feet to 
an iron pipe; thence N 77° 21' E by the Burying Ground, 
86.19 feet to an iron pipe; thence N 7° 43' W by land of 
the Burying Ground, 114.85 feet to an iron pipe; thence N 
82° 17' E by land of said Burying Ground, 41.36 feet to an 
iron pipe; thence N 8° 04' W by land of said Burying Ground, 
115.55 feet to an iron pin in the southwesterly line of the 
Athol road; thence southeasterly by a curve to the right 
whose radius is 967.0 feet by the said line of the Athol road, 
71.00 feet to a Massachusetts highway bound; thence S 
51° 18' E by the said line of the Athol road, 36.97 feet to an 
iron pin ; thence S 4° 45' E by land of the Templeton Com- 
mon., 274.88 feet to an iron pipe in the northerly line of 
Dudley road; thence N 89° 46' W by the line of Dudley road, 
5.73 feet to a Worcester county highw r ay bound; thence 
westerly by a curve to the left whose radius is 375.0 feet by 
the said line of Dudley road, 147.53 feet to the place of 
beginning. Said town may also convey a right of way for 
any and all purposes over a strip of land 8.0 feet w T ide ad- 
joining the third and fourth courses above described. 

The above premises shall be conveyed subject to a right 
of way for any and all purposes and for the benefit of the 
Burying Ground, said right of way to be 12.0 feet in width 
and the southerly boundary line of the same is described as 
follows: — Beginning at a point in the line above described 
as S 4° 45' E by land of the Templeton Common, 274.88 feet, 
said point being southerly 38.0 feet from the iron pin at the 
beginning of the line mentioned; thence westerly to an iron 
pipe at the end of the course above described as N 82° 17' E 
by land of said Burying Ground. 1 1 .36 feet to an iron pipe. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the town of Templeton at a town meeting called for such 
purpose. Approved February 14, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 76, 77, 78. 53 



An Act prohiriting the marking of the rody of a Chap. 76 

PERSON UNDER. EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE RY MEANS OF 
TATTOOING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 265 of the General haws is hereby amended by 
adding at the end the following section: — Section 34- 
Whoever marks the body of a person under the age of eighteen 
years by means of tattooing shall be punished by a line of 
not more than live hundred dollars. 

Approved February 14, 1957. 

A\ Act relating to the eligirility of certain elderly Chap. 77 

ALIENS FOR ADMITTANCE TO CERTAIN LOW-RENT HOUSING 
PROJECTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Clause (d) of section 26FF of chapter 121 of the General 
Laws, as amended by chapter 625 of the acts of 1954, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "citizen- 
ship", in line 7, the words: — ; and provided, further, that 
aliens who have reached the age of sixty-five and who are 
eligible to receive old age assistance under chapter one hun- 
dred and eighteen A shall be admitted to occupancy, — 
so as to read as follows : — (d) It shall not accept as a 
tenant in any project any person who is not a citizen of 
the United States; provided, however, that aliens who 
have served honorably in the armed forces of the United 
States, and who have been honorably discharged therefrom, 
shall be admitted to occupancy provided they have made 
application for such citizenship; and provided, further, that 
aliens who have reached the age of sixty-five and who are 
eligible to receive old age assistance under chapter one 
hundred and eighteen A shall be admitted to occupancy. 

Approved February 14, 1957. 

An Act extending the time for the making and acquir- Chav 78 

ING RY RANKING INSTITUTIONS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES 
OF LOANS TO VETERANS GUARANTEED RY THE ADMINIS- 
TRATOR OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 of chapter 46 of the acts of 1945, as most re- 
cently amended by section 1 of chapter 652 of the acts of 
1953, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 12, 
the word "ten" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
twelve, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. Subject 
to such regulations as the commissioner of banks deems 
to be necessary or advisable in respect to trust companies, 
banking companies, savings banks, co-operative banks or 
credit unions, and to such regulations as the commissioner of 
insurance deems to be necessary or advisable in respect to 



54 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 79, 80. 

insurance companies, any trust company, banking company, 
savings bank, co-operative bank, credit union or insurance 
company organized under the laws of this commonwealth is 
authorized to make and acquire such Loans and advances of 
credit to qualified veterans of World War II for a period 
ending twelve years after the termination of World War II, 
which termination, for the purposes of this act, shall be 
deemed to have occurred on July twenty-fifth, nineteen hun- 
dred and forty-seven, and to any veteran eligible by virtue 
of active service in the armed forces of the United States on 
or after June twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and fifty, 
and prior to such state as shall be determined by presidential 
proclamation or concurrent resolution of the congress for a 
period ending ten years after such date as so determined, as 
are guaranteed in whole or in part by the administrator of 
veterans' nil airs or his successor or successors in such office 
under the act of congress known as the Servicemen's Read- 
justment Act of 194-1, or any amendment thereof, and to 
obtain such guarantees or insurance, to collect and apply 
payments due upon and otherwise to service any such mort- 
gage loan so guaranteed or insured, and with respect to such 
mortgage loan to make 1 agreements with any mortgagees 
thereof to collect and apply payments due upon and other- 
wise to service any such mortgage loan. 

Approved February 14, 1957. 

Chop. 79 An Act placing the office of shellfish constable of 

THE CITY OF QUINCY UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The position of shellfish constable of the city 
of Quincy shall, upon the effective date of this act, become 
subject to the civil service laws and rules, and the tenure of 
office of the incumbent thereof on said effective date shall be 
unlimited, subject, however, to said laws and rules provided 
he passes a qualifying examination to be given by the division 
of civil service. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the mayor, city council and city manager of the city of 
Quincy, subject to the provisions of its charter. 

Approved February 14, 1957. 

Gltap. 80 An Act providing foe life tenure for ray l. Harris, 

INCUMBENT OF THE OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF THE 
WEST AM) SOUTH WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT OF ACTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the 
contrary, the tenure of office of Ray L. Harris, the present 
incumbent of I lie office of superintendent of the West and 
South Water Supply District of Acton, shall be unlimited. 
Said incumbent shall not be removed from office, lowered in 
rank or suspended, except for just cause and for reasons 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 81, 82. 55 

specifically given him in writing by the board of water com- 
missioners. 

lion 2. The provisions of section one of this ad shall 
take lull effecl upon its acceptance by a majority vote by 
ballot of the voters of the Wes1 and South Water Supply 
Districl of Acton ai a district meeting called for the purpose. 

Approved February //', 1957. 

An Act to authorize the new England conservatory Chop. 81 

OF MUSIC TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The New England Conservatory of Music, in- 
corporated by chapter one hundred and three of the acts 
of eighteen hundred and seventy, is hereby authorized to 
hold real and personal estate to the amount of twenty million 
dollars. 

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

Approved February 18, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the town of milford to use certain Chap. 82 

PARK LAN!) FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Milford is hereby authorized to 
use as the site for an elementary school that portion of the 
town park bounded and described as follows: — 

Beginning at a stake at the northwest corner of the 
premises in the southerly line of Walnut street; thence 
S 24° 28' 30" E, 172.62 feet to a stake; thence S 11° 16' 00" 
E, 624.31 feet to a stake; thence S 16° 29/ 13" W, 244.56 
feet to a drill hole in curb in the northerly line of Spruce 
street; thence S 51° 49' 55" E, 156.87 feet to an angle in the 
street; thence S 49° 33' 14" E, 27.81 feet to a corner at land 
of the George E. Stacy school; thence N 12° 49' 26" E, and 
bounded easterly by lands of the Stacy school, high school, 
Cenedella, Bracci, Comastra, Boguszewski, Celozzi and 
LeTourneau, 1046.45 feet to the southerly line of Walnut 
street; thence X 78° 52' 15" W, along the southerly line of 
Walnut street, 510.45 feet to the point of beginning; con- 
taining 6.2 acres, more or less, excepting therefrom that part 
of the town park, being a parcel of land one hundred and 
ninety feet by one hundred and thirty feet and containing 
twenty-four thousand seven hundred square feet, more or 
less, which was used for an addition to the high school pur- 
suant to chapter ninety-three of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight, which act was accepted by the town on 
March fourth, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine. There- 
after said portion shall be under the same care and control as 
other school property. 

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

Approved February 18, 1957. 



56 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 83, 84, 85. 

Chap. 83 An Act providing for tenure of office for the incum- 
bent OF THE OFFICE OF CHIEF OF POLICE OF THE TOWN OF 
SALISBURY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The tenure of office of Grant Morse the 
incumbent of the office of chief of police of the town of 
Salisbury shall, upon the effective date of this act, be un- 
limited. Said incumbent shall not be removed from office, 
lowered in rank or suspended, except for just cause and for 
reasons specifically given him in writing by the board of 
selectmen. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
said town at the annual town meeting in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-seven in the form of the following ques- 
tion, 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-seven, entitled 'An act providing for 
tenure of office for the incumbent of the office of chief of 
police of the town of Salisbury', be accepted?" If a ma- 
jority of the votes cast in answer to said question is in the 
affirmative, this act shall take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Section 3. For purposes of acceptance only this act 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 18, 1957. 

Chap. 84 An Act authorizing the trustees of clark university to 

HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Trustees of Clark University, incorporated by chapter one 
hundred and thirty-three of the acts of eighteen hundred 
and eighty-seven, is hereby authorized to hold, for the pur- 
poses of its incorporation, real and personal property to 
an amount not exceeding twenty-five million dollars. 

Approved February 18, 1957. 

Chap. 85 An Act increasing the fees of court stenographers 
for furnishing transcripts of their notes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 88 of chapter 221 of the General Laws, as amended 
by chapter 179 of the acts of 1947, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in lines 4 and 5, the word "twenty-five" 
and inserting in place thereof the word: — thirty. 

Approved February 18, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 86, 87. 57 



A\ Act providing that a copy of the affidavit relative ( 'hap. 86 

TO THE BURIAL OR OTHER DISPOSITION OF THE BODY OF A 
DECEASED VETERAN BE TRA \SUITTED TO THE CITY OR 
TOWN IN WHICH SAID DECEASED VETERAN HAD HIS SETTLE- 
MENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The second paragraph of section 46A of chapter 114 of the 
General Laws, as appearing in chapter 604 of the acts of 
L949, is hereby amended by adding at the end the following 
sentence: — Upon receipt of such certified copy, said veteran 
graves officer shall, if said deceased veteran did not have his 
settlement in such city or town, thereupon transmit a copy 
of such affidavit to the veteran graves officer of the city or 
town in which said deceased veteran had his settlement, 
and in the event that said deceased veteran had no settle- 
ment in the commonwealth and was not a resident of the 
city or town of burial or other disposition, a copy of such 
affidavit shall be transmitted to the veteran graves officer of 
the city or town where said deceased veteran last resided. 

Approved February 18, 1957. 

An Act providing tenure for the clerk of the board of Chap. 87 

ASSESSORS IN THE TOWN OF SOUTHBRIDGE AND ESTABLISH- 
ING THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF SAID BOARD UNDER THE CIVIL 
SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc.. as follows: 

Section 1. There shall be in the town of Southbridge the 
office of clerk of the board of assessors, which shall be 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. So much of the provisions of section twenty- 
four of chapter forty-one of the General Laws as relates to 
the choosing of one of their members as secretary or clerk by 
the board of assessors shall not apply to said town. 

Section 2. The person holding the office of clerk of the 
board of assessors on the effective date of this act, chosen in 
accordance with the provisions of said section twenty-four of 
chapter forty-one shall be subjected by the division of civil 
service to a qualifying examination, and if he passes said 
examination he shall be certified for the office of the clerk of 
the board of assessors established by section one and shall be 
deemed to be permanently appointed thereto without being 
required to serve any probationary period. He may con- 
tinue to hold office as a member of said board until the expira- 
tion of the term for which he was elected or for such additional 
terms for which he may be successively re-elected. 

Section 3. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority vote of the town of Southbridge at the 
annual town meeting held in the current year, but not other- 
wise. Approved February 18, 1957. 



58 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 88, 89. 

Chap. 88 Ax Act providing for life tenure for erxest h. damon, 

INCUMBENT OF THE OFFICE OF CHIEF OF POLICE OF THE 
TOWN OF WAYLAND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The tenure of office of Ernest H. Damon, 
incumbent of the office of chief of police in the town of Way- 
land, shall, upon the effective date of this act, be unlimited. 
Said incumbent shall not be removed from office, lowered in 
rank or suspended, except for just cause and for reasons spe- 
cifically given him in writing; by the board of selectmen. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the voters of said town at the annual town meeting to be 
held 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-seven, entitled 'An Act providing for life tenure for 
Ernest H. Damon, incumbent of the office of chief of police 
of the town of Wayland', 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 19, 1957. 

Chap. 89 An Act establishing the selectmen-town manager 

FORM OF GOVERNMENT FOR THE TOWN OF BARRE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. Board of Selectmen. — At the first town elec- 
tion following the acceptance of this act, the registered voters 
of the town of Barre shall elect three selectmen, of whom one 
shall serve for a term of three years, one for a term of two 
years, and one for a term of one year. At each annual town 
election thereafter the voters shall elect, in place of the 
selectman whose term is about to expire, one selectman to 
serve a term of three years. When a vacancy occurs in the 
office of selectman, 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 portion, if any, of the original term. The 
selectmen in office at the time of said first election shall con- 
tinue in office until their successors are elected and qualified. 

Section 2. Other Elected Officials. — In addition to the 
selectmen, the registered voters of the town shall elect the 
following officials, in accordance with any applicable statutes, 
by-laws, and votes of the town: — 

(a) A modera 

(b) A school committee of five members; 

(c) A board of library trustees of six members; 

(d) A town clerk ; 

(e) Felton Field Commissioners of three members. 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 89. 59 

The term of office of any elective office, board or committee 
so continued, under this section, shall not be interrupted. 
Every other elective office, hoard or commission shall be ter- 
minated as hereinafter provided, any other provision of law 
to the contrary notwithstanding. The term of office of any 
person elected to any office, hoard or commission existing at 
the time of such acceptance and terminated hereunder shall 
continue until such first town election and until the appoint- 
ment and qualification of his successor, if any, and there- 
after the said offices, boards and commissions shall be 
abolished and all powers, duties and obligations conferred or 
imposed thereon by law, except as provided by this act. shall 
be conferred and imposed upon the selectmen and exercised 
by the town manager to the extent hereinafter provided. 
The powers, duties and responsibilities of elected officials 
shall he as now or hereafter provided by applicable statutes 
and by-laws and votes o\ the town, except as otherwise ex- 
pressly provided herein. 

Section :'>. Appointed Officials. — (a) The selectmen shall 
appoint a town manager as provided in section seven, who 
may thereafter be removed as provided in section nine. 

(6) The selectmen shall appoint a board of appeals, if 
any, appointive members of the retirement board, if any, 
constables, election officers, registrars of voters other than 
the town clerk, and may, after such notice and hearing as 
they may deem advisable, remove any person so appointed, 
for cause. 

(c) The moderator shall appoint such boards, committees 
and officers, including a budget and finance committee, as 
he may now or hereafter be directed to appoint by any ap- 
plicable law, by-law, or vote of the town. 

(d) The town manager shall appoint, upon merit and fit- 
ness alone, and may, subject to the provisions of chapter 
thirty-one of the General Laws, where applicable, remove 
for cause: — 

(1) A town treasurer who may act as town collector, a 
town collector, and a town accountant (subject to approval 
of selectmen). 

(2) A board of public health, a board of public welfare, a 
planning board, a board of assessors and a town counsel. 

(3) All other officers, boards, committees and employees 
of the town, except the elected officials specified in section 
two and officers and employees of such elected officials. 

Section' 4. Memberships; Terms; Powers; Duties and 
Responsibilities. — The number of members of boards, com- 
missions and committees so appointed, as provided in sec- 
tion three, 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 pro- 
vided by any applicable law, by-law or vote of the town, 
except as herein otherwise provided. Upon appointment and 
qualification of the various officials, as provided for in sec- 
tion three, the term of office and all powers and duties of each 



60 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 89. 

person theretofore holding each such office shall cease and 
be terminated. 

Officers, boards, commissions and committees appointed 
by 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 perform- 
ance thereof they shall be subject to the general supervision 
of the town manager. 

Section 5. Multiple Offices. — A member of the board of 
selectmen, or of the school committee, elected after the ac- 
ceptance of this act, or of the budget and finance committee, 
shall not, while serving in such office, be eligible to hold any 
other elective or appointive town office or position. Any 
person elected or appointed to any other office, board, com- 
mission or committee under the provisions of this act or of 
any general or special law, shall be eligible, during his term 
of office, for election or appointment to any other town 
office, board, commission or committee, except that the town 
accountant shall not be eligible to hold the office of town 
treasurer or town collector. 

Subject to the approval of the selectmen, the town man- 
ager may, but without additional compensation therefor, as- 
sume the powers, duties and responsibilities of anj' - office 
which he is authorized to fill by appointment, except that he 
shall not appoint himself as a member of any board or com- 
mittee. 

Section 6. Investigations and Siirveys. — For the purpose 
of making investigations or surveys, the town manager, with 
the approval of the selectmen, 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 purposes. 

Section 7. Appointment of Town Manager. — The select- 
men shall appoint, as soon as practicable after the first town 
election, following acceptance of this act, or after the occur- 
rence of any vacancy, for a term of three years, a town mana- 
ger, who shall be a person especially fitted by education, 
training and by previous full-time paid experience in a re- 
sponsible administrative position in municipal government, 
to perform the duties of his office. The town manager shall 
be appointed without regard to his political beliefs. He need 
not be a resident of the town when appointed, and shall not, 
at the time of his appointment, have held any elective or 
appointive office in the town of Barre, but shall be a resident 
of the town during his term of office. 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 town clerk, or by a 
justice of the peace. He shall execute a bond in favor of the 
town for the faithful performance of his duties in such sum 



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and with such surety or sureties, as may be fixed or approved 
by the selectmen, the premium for said bond to be paid by 
the town. 

Section 8. Acting Manager. — The town manager may 
designate, by letter filed with the town clerk, a qualified 
officer of the town to perform his duties during his temporary 
absence or disability. Pending the appointment of a town 
manager or the filling of any vacancy, or the failure of the 
town manager to designate a temporary manager, or during 
the suspension of the town manager, the selectmen shall ap- 
point a suitable person to perform the duties of the office. 

Section 9. Removal of Manager. — The selectmen, by a 
majority vote of the full membership of the board, may re- 
move the town manager. At least thirty days before such 
proposed removal shall become effective, the selectmen shall 
file a preliminary resolution with the town clerk, setting 
forth in detail the specific reasons for his proposed removal, 
a copy of which resolution shall be sent by registered mail to 
the town manager. The manager may reply in writing 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 manager from duty, but, in any case, his salary 
shall continue to be paid until the expiration of one month 
after the date of the final resolution of removal. 

Section 10. Compensation of Manager. — The town man- 
ager shall receive such compensation for his services as the 
selectmen shall determine, but it shall not exceed the amount 
appropriated therefor by the town. 

Section 1 1 . Powers and Duties of Manager. — In addition 
to other powers and duties expressly provided for in this act, 
the town manager shall have the following powers and 
duties : — 

(a) The town manager shall supervise and direct and shall 
be responsible for the efficient administration of all offices, 
boards and committees appointed by him, and their respec- 
tive departments. He shall, in addition, supervise and direct 
and shall be responsible for the efficient administration of any 
agency or activity of the town not subject to his appointment 
or control, but only at such time and to such extent and for 
such period as the elected officials having control of such 
agency or activity may, with the consent of the selectmen, 
determine. 

(b) The town manager, in accordance with the provisions 
of this act, and except as otherwise expressly prohibited by 
the General Laws, may, wdth the approval of the selectmen, 



62 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 89. 

reorganize, consolidate or abolish departments, commissions, 
boards or offices tinder his direction and supervision, in whole 
or in part, may establish such new deparl incuts, commissions, 
boards or offices as he deems necessary, and, in so doing, may 
transfer the duties and powers, and, as far as possible in ac- 
cordance with The vote of the town, the appropriation of one 
department, commission, board or office to another. 

(c) The town manager shall fix the compensation of all 
town officers and employees appointed by him, subject to 
any applicable provisions of chapter thirty-one of the General 
Laws. 

(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) The town 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. 

(/) The town manager shall have jurisdiction over the 
rental and use of all town property, except schools. He shall 
be responsible for the maintenance and repair of all town 
property. Except as otherwise voted by the town, he shall 
be responsible for the preparation of plans and the supervi- 
sion of work on all construction, reconstruction, alterations, 
improvements and other undertakings authorized by the 
town, subject, however, to the approval of the school com- 
mittee, with respect to plans for the construction or improve- 
ment of school buildings and the maintenance and repair of 
school buildings and grounds. 

(g) 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 laws appli- 
cable t<i said town, all by-laws and all regulations established 
by the selectmen. 

(h) The town manager shall, with the approval of the 
selectmen, have authority to prosecute, defend or compro- 
mise all litigation to which the town is a party. 

(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 the vote of the selectmen. 

(j) The town manager shall have access to all town books 
and papers for information necessary for the proper perform- 
ance of his duties, and may. without notice, cause the affairs 
of any departmenl or activity under his control, or the con- 
duct of any officer or employee thereof to be examined. 

(k) The town manager shall purchase all supplies, ma- 
terials and equipment, and shall award all contracts for all 
departments and activities of the town under his supervision; 
and he shall make all purchases for departments or activities 
not under his supervision; but only upon and in accordance 
with a requisition duly signed by the head of any such dc- 



Acts, L957. Chap. 89. 63 

partment, and, in case of purchase for schools, only to such 
items and for such period of time as the school committee 
shall approve. 

Section L2. Woods Memorial Library. — The hoard of 
trustees of the Woods Memorial Library shall have and exer- 
cise all of the powers, duties and obligations conferred or 
imposed by law on trustees of town libraries or by the terms 
of any gift or bequest applicable to such board; provided, 
however, the town manager shall exercise and perform such 
duties relative to the administration and management of the 
public library, the Woods Memorial and its property as may 
be agreed upon between said board and the selectmen. 

Section 13. Approval of Warrants. — The town manager 
shall be the chief fiscal officer of the town. Warrants for the 
payment of town funds prepared by the town accountant in 
accordance with the applicable provisions of law shall be 
submitted to the town manager. These warrants shall be 
approved and signed by the town manager, and when ap- 
proved by the selectmen, shah be sufficient authority to 
authorize payment by the town treasurer, but the selectmen 
alone may approve all warrants in the event of the prolonged 
absence of the town manager, or a vacancy in the office of 
town manager. 

Section 14. Investigation of Claims. — Whenever any 
payroll, bill or other claim against the town is presented to 
the town manager, he shall, if the same seems to him to be 
of doubtful validity, excessive, in amount, or otherwise con- 
trary to the interests of the town, refer it to the selectmen, 
who shall immediately investigate the facts and determine 
what, if any, payment should be made. Pending such in- 
vestigation and determination by the selectmen, payment 
shall be withheld. 

Section 15. Certain Oficers Not to Make Contracts with 
the Town. — It shall be unlawful for anj r 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 commissions, discount, bonus, gift, 
contribution or reward from, or any share in the profits of, 
any person or corporation making or performing such con- 
tract, unless the official concerned, immediately upon learn- 
ing of the existence of such contract, or that such a contract 
is proposed, shall notify the selectmen and the town manager, 
by registered mail, of the contract and of the nature of his 
interest therein, and shall abstain from doing any official act 
on behalf of the town in reference thereto. In case such in- 
terest 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. Any 
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punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, 
or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both 
such fine and imprisonment. 

Section 16. Annual Budget. — All boards, officers and 
committees of the town shall annually, at the request of the 
town manager, submit to him, in writing, a detailed estimate 
of the appropriations required for the efficient and proper 
conduct of their respective departments and offices during 
the next fiscal year, in such form and at such time as he may 
require. At least forty-five days before each annual town 
meeting, the town manager shall submit to each member of 
the budget and finance committee and of the board of select- 
men, a copy of his annual budget, which shall contain a 
careful, detailed estimate of the probable expenditures of the 
town for the ensuing fiscal year, including a statement of the 
amounts required to meet the interest and maturing bonds 
and notes or other indebtedness of the town, and showing 
specifically the amount necessary to be provided for each 
office, department and activity, together with a statement of 
the expenditures for the same purposes in the two preceding 
years, and an estimate of expenditures for the current year. 
He shall also submit a statement showing all revenues re- 
ceived by the town in the two preceding years, together with 
an estimate of the receipts of the current year, and an esti- 
mate of the amount of income from all sources of revenue, 
exclusive of taxes upon property, in the ensuing year. He 
shall also report to said committee and to the selectmen the 
probable amount required to be raised by taxation to defray 
all of the proposed expenditures of the town, together with 
an estimate of the tax rate necessary therefor. 

Section 17. By-Laws, Rules, Etc. — All laws, by-laws, 
votes, rules and regulations in force in the town of Barre on 
the effective date of this act, or any portion thereof, not in- 
consistent with its provisions, whether enacted by authority 
of the town or any other authority, 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 Barre, are hereby repealed 
and annulled, but such repeal shall not revive any pre- 
existing enactment. 

Section 18. Contracts. — 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 19. Submission of Act and Time of Taking 
Effect. — This act shall be submitted for acceptance or re- 
jection to the qualified voters of the town of Barre at the 
first annual town election after passage of this act. 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 following question: "Shall an act passed by 
the General Court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 89. 65 

seven entitled, 'An act establishing a selectmen-town man- 
ager form of government for the town of Barre', be accepted 
by the town'."' If a majority of the voters voting on this 
question vote in the affirmative, said act shall take effect 
immediately for the purpose of the next annual town election, 
and for all things relating thereto, and shall take full effect 
beginning with said following election. 

It shall be the duty of all town officials having to do with 
elections and holding office at the time of acceptance to do, 
in compliance with law, all things necessary for the nomina- 
tion and election of officers first to be elected under this act. 

Section 20. Revocation of Acceptance. — At any time 
after the expiration of three years from the date of acceptance 
of this act, and not less than ninety days 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 this act be submitted to the voters. No 
such petition shall be valid unless notice thereof shall be 
published by the selectmen for at least two consecutive 
weeks in a newspaper having general circulation in the town, 
the last publication to be at least thirty days prior to said 
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 towm elec- 
tion, in the following form: — "Shall the acceptance by the 
town of Barre of an act passed by the General Court in the 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, entitled, 'An act 
establishing the selectmen-town manager form of govern- 
ment for the town of Barre', be revoked?" If such revoca- 
tion is favored by a majority of the voters voting thereon, 
this act shall cease to be operative on and after the annual 
meeting next following such vote. All general laws respect- 
ing 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 by such revocation and shall continue to be in full 
force and effect. By-laws, votes, rules and regulations in 
force when such revocation takes effect, so far as they are 
consistent with the general laws respecting town adminis- 
tration and town officers, and with special laws relating to 
said town, shall not be affected thereby, but any other by- 
laws, votes, rules and regulations inconsistent with such 
general or special laws shall be annulled. If such revocation 
is not favored by a majority of the voters voting thereon, 
no further petition shall be filed under this section oftener 
than once in every three years thereafter. 

Approved February 19, 1957. 



66 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 90, 91. 

Chap. 90 An Act authorizing the town of Georgetown to pay a 

CERTAIN JUDGMENT OBTAINED AGAINST AN OFFICIAL OF 
SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The town of Georgetown may appropriate and 
pay a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars to Edward C. 
Wheeler for damage to certain crops by the use of poison 
spray by Samuel G. Cheney, superintendent of moth control 
for said town, acting within the scope of his official duties. 

Section 2. The town treasurer shall not make the pay- 
ment as provided in section one until he has been notified 
by the town counsel that the said Wheeler has filed with 
him an assignment to the town of a wholly unsatisfied execu- 
tion issued by the Essex county superior court on November 
twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and fifty-six in favor of said 
Wheeler against the said Cheney. 

Section 3. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the voters voting thereon at the annual 
town meeting to be held in the current year, but not other- 
wise. Approved February 19, 1957. 

Chap. 91 An Act exempting persons employed in legislative 
printing during the sessions of the general court 
from the application of certain labor laws. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith that 
while the general court is in session persons employed in 
legislative printing or binding shall be exempt from certain 
provisions of law restricting their hours of employment and 
time of employment, which provisions of law tend to impede 
and delay the work of the general court, 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 149 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 3C, as amended by section 7 of chapter 1 
of the acts of 1942, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing section: — Section 36. Sections thirty, thirty-one and 
thirty-four shall not apply to the preparation, printing, 
shipment and delivery of ballots to be used at a caucus, 
primary, state, city or town election, and said sections and 
sections forty-eight, fifty-six and fifty-nine shall not apply 
during the sessions of the general court to persons employed 
in legislative printing or binding; nor shall said sections 
thirty, thirty-one and thirty-four apply to persons employed 
in any state, county or municipal institution, on a farm, or 
in the care of the grounds, in the stable, in the domestic or 
kitchen and dining room service or in store rooms or offices, 
or to persons employed by the commissioners of the Massa- 
chusetts maritime academy, on boats maintained by the 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 92, 93. 67 

Btate police for the enforcement of certain laws in the waters 
of the commonwealth, or in connection with the care and 
maintenance of state armories, or to the purchase, operation 
or lease of farm machinery by the department of agriculture. 
(The foregoing was laid before the governor on the thirteenth 
day of February, 1957, and after Jive days it had "the force 
of a law", as prescribed by the constitution, as it was not re- 
turned by him with his objections thereto within that time.) 

An Act to authorize the nantucket athenaeum to hold CJiap. 92 

ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter G8 of the acts of 1893 is 
hereby amended by striking out, in line 4, the words "one 
hundred" and inserting in place thereof the words: — two 
hundred and fifty, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. 
The Nantucket Athenaeum may, for the purpose for which 
it was incorporated, take b} r bequest, gift, grant, or other- 
wise, and hold, real and personal estate not exceeding two 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars, exclusive of the value of 
all books, papers, pictures, arms, implements and utensils 
illustrative of ethnology or otherwise, now owned or which 
may be acquired by said society. 

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

Approved February 20, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the town of agawam to construct QJiav 93 

AND OPERATE A SYSTEM OR SYSTEMS OF SEWERAGE AND 
SEWAGE DISPOSAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Agawam, hereinafter called the 
town, may lay out, construct, maintain and operate a system 
or systems of common sewers for a part or the whole of its 
territory, with such connections and other works as may be 
required for a system or sj-stems of sewerage and sewage 
treatment and disposal, and may construct such sewers in 
said town as may be necessary. 

Section 2. The town may make and maintain, in any 
way therein where common sewers are constructed, such con- 
necting sewers within the limits of such way as may be neces- 
sary to connect any estate which abuts upon the way. 

Section 3. The town may, at the meeting when this act 
is accepted, vote that the selectmen shall act as a board of 
sewer commissioners. If the town does not so vote at said 
meeting, the town shall elect by ballot, at any town meeting 
not later than the second annual meeting after the com- 
mencement of construction hereunder of a system or systems 
of sewerage and sewage disposal, a board of three sewer com- 
missioners, who shall be citizens of the town, to hold office, 
if elected at an annual meeting, one until the expiration of 



68 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 93. 

one year, one until the expiration of two years, and one 
until the expiration of three years, from such annual town 
meeting, and until their successors are 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 expira- 
tion of three years from the next succeeding annual town 
meeting, and until their successors are qualified, and there- 
after, at each annual town meeting when the term of a mem- 
ber expires, the town shall elect one member of the board to 
serve for three years and until his successor is qualified. Any 
selectman shall be eligible for election to said board. In 
either case, whether the town votes that its selectmen shall 
act as a board of sewer commissioners or elects a board of 
sewer commissioners, the town may at any time thereafter, 
by any or all the methods permitted by general law, provide 
for the election of a board of three sewer commissioners, or 
that the selectmen may act as a board of sewer commissioners, 
as the case may be. 

Section 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 
way or easements, public or private, in said town, necessary 
for accomplishing any purpose mentioned in this act, and 
may construct such sewers under or over any bridge, rail- 
road, 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 repairing the 
same, and may do any other thing proper or necessary for 
the purposes of this act; provided, that they shall not take 
in fee any land of a railroad corporation, and that they shall 
not enter upon or construct any 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 de- 
partment of public utilities. 

Section 5. Until the board of sewer commissioners has 
first been elected as provided in this act or the selectmen 
have first been authorized by vote to act as such board, as 
the case may be, but not in any event later than the second 
annual meeting after the commencement of the work of con- 
struction authorized hereby, the town may carry on such 
work by a duly authorized committee of the town. The 
committee shall serve without pay and shall have all the 
powers and authority given to the board of sewer commis- 
sioners in this act or by general law. Whenever the phrase 
"said board of sewer commissioners" or "said board" herein- 
after occurs, it shall moan and include the board of sewer 
commissioners, the selectmen acting as such or the com- 
mittee of the town provided for in this section,fas thefcase 
may be. 



Acts. 11)57.- Chap. 93. 69 

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

Section 7. The town shall, by vote, determine whether 
it shall pay the whole or a portion of the cost of said system 
or systems of sewerage and sewage disposal and if a portion, 
what proportion of the whole cost. If the town votes to 
pay less than the whole cost, in providing for the payment 
of the remaining portion of the cost of said system or systems 
the town may avail itself of any or all of the methods per- 
mitted by General Laws, and the provisions of said General 
Laws relative to the assessment, apportionment, division, 
ssment, abatement 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 four per cent per annum. At the same 
meeting at which it determines that any portion of the cost 
is to be borne by the town, it may by vote determine by 
which of such methods the remaining portion of said cost 
shall be provided for. The collect or of taxes of said town shall 
certify the payment or payments of such assessments, or ap- 
portionments thereof to the sewer commissioners, or to the 
selectmen acting as such, who shall preserve a record thereof. 

Section 8. For the purpose of paying the necessary ex- 
penses and liabilities incurred under this act, the town may 
from time to time, within five years after the passage of 
this act, borrow such sums as may be necessary, not exceed- 
ing, in the aggregate, three hundred thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words Agawam Sewerage Loan, Act of 1957. 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 pay- 
ment of charges and expenses incident to the maintenance 
and operation of said system or systems 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 an- 
nually 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 sewer system or 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 town. 



70 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 94. 

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

Section 12. The board may, from time to time, prescribe 
rules and regulations for the connection of estates and build- 
ings with sewers, and for inspection of the materials, the con- 
struction, alteration and use of all connections entering into 
such sewers, and may prescribe penalties, not exceeding 
twenty dollars, for each violation of any such rule or regu- 
lation. Such rules and regulations shall be published at 
least once a week for three successive weeks in some news- 
paper published in the town of Agawam, if there be any, and 
if not, then in some newspaper published in the county of 
Hampden, and shall not take effect until such publications 
have been made. 

Section 13. No act shall be done under authorit}' of the 
preceding sections except in the making of surveys and other 
preliminary investigations, until the plan for said system or 
systems of sewerage and sewage disposal has been approved 
by the state department of public health. 

Section 14. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by vote of a majority of the voters of said town 
voting thereon at an annual meeting or a town meeting 
called for the purpose within four years after its passage, 
but not otherwise. No expenditure shall be made and no 
liability incurred hereunder until such acceptance. 

Approved February 20, 1957. 

Chap. 94 An Act providing that the overseers or trustees of 

THE PEOPLE CALLED FRIENDS, OR QUAKERS SHALL BE A 
BODY CORPORATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The first sentence of section 10 of chapter G8 of the Gen- 
eral Laws, as appearing in the Tercentenary Edition, is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "overseers", 
in line 1 , the words : — or trustees, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — The overseers or trustees of each monthly meeting 
of the people called Friends, or Quakers, shall be a body 
corporate for the purpose of taking and holding in succes- 
sion gifts and grants of real or personal property made to 
the use of such meeting or to the use of any preparative 
meeting belonging thereto; and they may manage or con- 
vey such property according to the terms and conditions of 
such gifts and grants, and maj r prosecute or defend any 
action relative to the same; but the income thereof to any 
one of such meetings for the uses aforesaid shall not exceed 
five thousand dollars a year. Approved February 20, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 95, 96, 97. 71 



An Act providing that certain copies of records of Chap. 95 

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS MAY BE MADE BY PHOTO- 
GRAPHIC OR MICROPHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 40 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 18, as appearing in the Tercentenary 
Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section: 
— Section 18. Copies transmitted under sections twelve 
and seventeen shall be written in a legible hand, typewritten 
or reproduced in actual size by photographic or microphoto- 
graphic process. Anything in sections sixteen and seventeen 
to the contrary notwithstanding, copies reproduced in actual 
size by photographic or microphotographic process upon 
paper approved by the state secretary need not be upon 
paper furnished by him. Approved February 20, 1957. 

An Act to increase the number of trustees of the Chap. 96 

TABOR ACADEMY AND PROVIDE FOR THEIR ELECTION AND 
TERMS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The number of authorized trustees of The 
Tabor Academy in the town of Marion is hereby increased 
to not more than twenty-five. Trustees shall be elected in 
such manner, and shall serve for such terms, as may be pro- 
vided in the by-laws of the corporation. 

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

Approved February 21, 1957. 

An Act relative to the date when persons engaged in Chap. 97 

THE BUSINESS OF MAKING SMALL LOANS SHALL MAKE 
RETURNS TO THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 98 of chapter 140 of the General Laws, as appear- 
ing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by 
striking out, in line 3, the word "November" and inserting 
in place thereof the word: — March, — and by striking out, 
in line 5, the words "September thirtieth" and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — December thirty-first, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 98. All persons required by 
sections ninety-six to one hundred and fourteen, inclusive, 
to be under the supervision of the commissioner shall annu- 
ally on March first make a return to him in the form of a 
trial balance of their books at the close of business on De- 
cember thirty-first preceding, and shall specify the different 
kinds of liabilities and the different kinds of assets, with 
such other information as may be called for by the commis- 
sioner in accordance with a blank form to be furnished by 
him. The commissioner shall make an annual report and 



72 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 98, 99, 100. 

shall forward therewith a copy of such returns or so much 
thereof as he may deem necessary. 

Approved February 21, 1957. 

C hap. 98 An Act increasing the liquidity reserve of co-oper- 
ative BANKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 40 of chapter 170 of the General Laws, as appear- 
ing in section 1 of chapter 371 of the acts of 1950, is hereby 
amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in 
place thereof the following two sentences: — Every such 
corporation shall establish and at all times maintain as a 
minimum reserve to meet withdrawals of shares and ac- 
counts and applications for loans on shares and accounts 
and payments of taxes received from mortgagors, an amount 
equal to not less than twelve and one half per cent of its 
share liability, plus amounts equal to its liabilities upon 
club accounts and upon payments received by it from mort- 
gagors for the purpose of payment of taxes on mortgaged 
real estate. Such minimum reserve shall be at least eight 
per cent on January first, nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, 
ten per cent on January first, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
nine, and twelve and one half per cent on and after January 
first, nineteen hundred and sixty-one. 

Approved February 21, 1957. 

Chap. 99 An Act authorizing the Worcester polytechnic insti- 
tute TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 of chapter 77 of the acts of 1892, as most re- 
cently amended by chapter 239 of the acts of 1911, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in line 5, the word "fifteen" 
and inserting in place thereof the word: — twenty-five, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 1. The Worcester Poly- 
technic Institute is hereby authorized to receive by gift, 
devise, bequest or otherwise, and to hold and use for the 
purposes for which said institute was incorporated, real and 
personal estate to an amount not exceeding twenty-five 
million dollars. Approved February 21, 1957. 

Chap. 100 An Act authorizing the trustees of mount holyoke 

COLLEGE TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ES- 
TATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 90 of the acts of 1894 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 1, as most recently amended 
by chapter 105 of the acts of 1935, and inserting in place 
thereof the following section: — Section 1. The Trustees of 
Mount Holyoke College are hereby authorized to hold real 



Acts, 1957. - Chaps. 101, 102. 73 

and personal estate to an amount Dot exceeding forty mil- 
lion dollars. 

Section 2. Chapter 57 of the acts of 1949 is hereby 
repealed. Approved February 21, 1957. 

A\ Act authorizing radcliffe college to hold addi- Chap. 101 

TIONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 of chapter 462 of the acts of 1907, as most 
recently amended by chapter 28 of the acts of 1930, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in line 5, the word 
"thirty'' and inserting in place thereof the words: — one 
hundred, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. Radcliffe 
College may accept, receive and take, by gift, grant, devise 
or otherwise, and may hold any real and personal estate 
within or without the commonwealth to an amount not 
exceeding one hundred million dollars, and may sell and 
dispose at its discretion of any real or personal estate within 
or without the commonwealth which has been or may here- 
after be given, granted or devised to it, or which is held by 
it and not expressly forbidden to be so sold or disposed of 
by the terms of the gift, grant, devise or receipt thereof: 
provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be 
construed to give to said corporation any greater exemption 
from taxation than it now has under the constitution and 
laws of the commonwealth. 

Approved February 21, 1957. 

An Act restricting directors and officers of co- Chap. 102 
operative banks from serving as officers in certain 
other banks and savings and loan associations. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 170 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 8 the following section: — Section 8 A. 
After January first, nineteen hundred and sixty-two, no 
person shall be a director or other officer of two co-operative 
banks at the same time, except in the case of the purchase 
of assets and assumption of liabilities pursuant to the pro- 
visions of section forty-seven. After January first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-eight, no director or other officer of a co- 
operative bank shall, at the same time, serve as a trustee 
or other officer of a savings bank, or as a director or other 
officer of a savings and loan association or of a federal 
savings and loan association but any person so serving on 
said date may continue to do so until January first, nineteen 
hundred and sixty-two. Approved February 21, 1957. 



74 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 103, 104, 105. 

Chap. 103 An Act relative to the time for giving notice of town 

MEETINGS IN THE TOWN OF BILLERICA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The second paragraph of section 4 of chapter 6 of the 
acts of 1955 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, 
the word "seven" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
five, — so that the first sentence will read as follows: — 
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 five 
days before the meeting. Approved February 21, 1957. 

Chap. 104 An Act relative to the compensation of certain mem- 
bers OF THE SOUTH ESSEX SEWERAGE DISTRICT BOARD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The second paragraph of section 2 of chapter 
339 of the acts of 1925 is hereby amended by striking out 
the fifth sentence, as amended by section 1 of chapter 468 
of the acts of 1956, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing sentence : — Each of the other members of said board 
shall receive from said district in addition to any compensa- 
tion from any other source, such annual compensation, not 
exceeding six hundred dollars, as the governor and council 
may from time to time determine. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the cities and towns in the South Essex 
Sewerage District. In any city in said district it shall be 
accepted by vote of the city council, in accordance with the 
terms of its charter, and in any such town it shall be accepted 
by a majority of the voters voting thereon at a regular or 
special town meeting. Approved February 21, 1957. 

Chap. 105 An Act authorizing the director of the division of 

FISHERIES AND GAME TO EXTEND THE NUMBER OF DAYS 
FOR THE HUNTING OF RUFFED GROUSE, QUAIL OR PHEAS- 
ANTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The third paragraph of section 59 of chapter 131 of the 
General Laws, as appearing in section 2 of chapter 599 of 
the acts of 1941, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5, 
the word "thirty-two" and inserting in place thereof the 
word : — fifty-five, — so as to read as follows : — 

Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prohibit the 
hunting of ruffed grouse, quail or pheasants in accordance 
with any provision of sections fifty-four, sixty and sixty-one, 
nor to permit the director to declare an open season in excess 
of fifty-five consecutive days, nor to declare a daily bag 
limit in excess of three, or a season bag limit in excess of 
fifteen, ruffed grouse. Approved February 21, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 106, 107. 75 



An Act increasing the amount of indebtedness that a Chap. 106 

CITY OR TOWN MAY INCUR FOR FEDERALLY AIDED HOUSING, 
RENEWAL OR REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 26CC of chapter 121 of the General Laws, as 
amended by chapter ISO of the acts of 1950, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in line 20, the words "one half 
of", — so as to read as follows: — Section 26CC. Appro- 
priation by City or Town of Part of Expense of Project. — A 
city or town in which a housing authority has been organized 
may raise and appropriate, or incur debt, or agree with such 
authority or with the federal government to raise and appro- 
priate or incur debt, in aid of such authority, such sums as 
may be necessary for defraying such part of the develop- 
ment, acquisition or operating costs of a clearance, or low- 
rent housing project or land assembly and redevelopment 
project within such city or town, to which the federal gov- 
ernment, pursuant to the federal legislation, has rendered 
or has agreed to render financial assistance, as will not be 
met b} r loans, contributions or grants from the federal 
government or otherwise. Such debt may be outside the 
limit of indebtedness prescribed in section ten of chapter 
forty-four, and shall be payable within fifteen years and 
otherwise subject to sections sixteen to twenty-seven, in- 
clusive, of said chapter forty-four, provided, that the total 
amount of such indebtedness of any city or town outstanding 
at any one time shall not exceed one per cent of the average 
of the assessors' valuations of its taxable property for the 
three preceding years, reduced and otherwise determined as 
provided in said section ten of said chapter forty-four. 

Approved February 21, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the town of norwell to agree to Chap. 107 

INDEMNIFY THE LESSOR OF CERTAIN LAND PROPOSED TO 
BE LEASED FOR RECREATION PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Norwell, in taking a lease for 
recreation purposes of certain land lying southerly of Main 
street in said town and bounded in part by the Third Herring 
Brook, is hereby authorized to obligate itself in said lease, to 
be executed on behalf of the town by its recreation commis- 
sion, or other duly authorized board or officer, as follows: — 
To indemnify and save harmless the lessor against any and 
all claims, including claims for personal injury, consequential 
damage, death or damage to property, arising out of the use 
or occupancy by said town of the demised premises or the 
condition thereof, or arising from any act or negligence of 
the town, its agents, servants or employees in or about said 
premises during the term of said lease, and from and against 
all costs, expenses, counsel fees and liabilities incurred in or 



76 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 108, 109. 

about any such claim or any action or proceeding brought 
thereon; and in case any action or proceeding be brought 
against the lessor by reason of any such claim, the town, on 
notice from the lessor, shall resist or defend such action or 
proceeding. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the town of Norwell at the annual town meeting to be 
held in the current year. Approved February 21, 1957. 



Chap. 108 An Act to authorize the town of falmoutii to deter- 
mine BY VOTE WHETHER THE TOWN SHALL PAY THE WHOLE 
OF THE COST OF THE INSTALLATION OF THE WOODS HOLE 
SEWERAGE SYSTEM OR TO VOTE FURTHER CHANGES AS TO 
SUCH MATTERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Falmouth is hereby authorized 
to determine by vote of the town meeting members or by 
such method as said town meeting members shall decide 
whether the town of Falmouth shall pay the whole of the 
cost of the installation of the Woods Hole sewerage system, 
or whether the cost of installation of said Woods Hole sewer- 
age system shall be paid on a different basis than now pro- 
vided by general or special laws, and, if on different or lesser 
proportions thereof than now so provided, to determine 
what portion thereof shall be borne by the owners of land 
having frontage on any way or ways in which the sewer 
mains of said system are now located or may hereafter be 
located or extended, and in the event that the vote or votes 
passed under this act shall provide that the whole cost of 
said Woods Hole sewerage system shall be borne by the 
town of Falmouth or that a lesser portion than now pro- 
vided shall be paid by the abutters of said way or ways in 
which said sewer mains are located, said town is authorized 
to vote to refund any amounts in excess of those provided 
by said votes to those who have paid in excess in whole or 
part their assessments under said Woods Hole sewerage 
system and to raise and appropriate money therefor. 

Section 2. Chapter fifty-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-five is hereby amended in so far as the 
assessments for the cost of the installation of the Woods 
Hole sewerage system is altered and changed hereby. 

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

Approved February 21, 1957. 

Chap. 109 An Act relating to the number and designation of 

TOWN MEETING MEMBERS IN THE TOWN OF FALMOUTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 3 of chapter 349 of the acts of 1935, 
as amended by section 2 of chapter 79 of the acts of 1956, 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 110. 77 

is hereby further amended by striking out the first para- 
graph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: 
— Any representative town meeting held under the provi- 
sions of this act, except as otherwise provided herein, shall 
be limited to the voters elected under section two, together 
with the following, to be designated town meeting members 
at large: namely, any member of the general court of the 
commonwealth who is a voter of the town and the moderator. 
The foregoing shall be included within the general designa- 
tion of town meeting members. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect at the annual 
town election in the calendar year next following its ac- 
ceptance by a majority vote by the town of Falmouth at a 
town meeting following the passage of this act. 

Approved February 21, 1957. 

An Act excusing petitioners in proceedings under Chap. 110 

THE UNIFORM RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT 
ACT FROM PAYMENT OF ENTRY FEES AND COSTS IN CASE 
OF POVERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 15 of chapter 273A of the General 
Laws, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 556 of the acts 
of 1954, is hereby amended by striking out the first and sec- 
ond paragraphs and inserting in place thereof the following 
two paragraphs: — Except as provided under section fifteen 
A, when the commonwealth is the initiating state, the peti- 
tioner shall pay the entry fee required under section two of 
chapter two hundred and sixty- two, plus such further sum 
as may be required under the laws of the responding state, 
said further sum being paj'able after entry of the petition 
upon verification of the amount in accordance with the rules 
of court. 

Except as provided under section fifteen A, when the com- 
monwealth is the responding state, the petitioner shall in the 
first instance pay to the clerk the entry fee as provided in 
said section two of chapter two hundred and sixty-two, plus 
the further sum of two dollars for sendee of process upon the 
responding obligor. The court may, after hearing, order the 
respondent to reimburse the petitioner for costs or disburse- 
ments incurred under this chapter. 

Section 2. Said chapter 273A is hereby further amended 
by inserting after section 15, as so appearing, the following 
section: — Section 15 A. When the commonwealth is the 
initiating state, the petitioner shall be excused from the 
payment of the entry fee as required under section two of 
chapter two hundred and sixty- two; when the common- 
wealth is the responding state, the petitioner shall be excused 
from the payment of the entry fee as provided in said section 
two of chapter two hundred and sixty-two, and also from the 
payment of such further sum for service of process, except, 
however, that the petitioner shall not be so excused if the 



78 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. Ill, 112. 

laws of the initiating state do not provide substantially 
similar process available to a petitioner of this common- 
wealth; provided, there is received from said petitioner, in 
either case, an affidavit which states (a) that the application 
is made in good faith and (6) that he is unable to pay the 
said fee or said further sum and that this inability id due to 
the fact that his assets do not exceed the value of one hun- 
dred dollars apart from clothes, household goods and tools 
of trade. Approved February 25, 1957. 

Chap. Ill An Act reviving webster political club, inc. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Webster Political Club, Inc., a corporation dissolved by a 
decree of the supreme judicial court for Suffolk county on 
April twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and forty-four, is here- 
by revived with the same powers, duties and obligations as if 
said decree had not been entered. 

(The foregoing was laid before the governor on the eighteenth 
day of February, 1957, and after five days it had "the force of a 
law", as prescribed by the constitution, as it was not returned 
by him with his objections thereto within that time.) 

Chap. 112 An Act authorizing the commonwealth to convey a 

CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND TO THE TOWN OF ASHLAND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The commissioner of natural resources, in 
the name and on behalf of the commonwealth, is hereby 
authorized, subject to the approval of the governor and 
council, and notwithstanding any provision of chapter five 
hundred and fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
forty-seven, as amended, to convey to the town of Ashland 
for a nominal consideration, for water supply purposes, by 
deed approved as to form by the attorney-general, all the 
right, title, interest and estate of the commonwealth in and 
to a certain parcel of land situate in said town and in the town 
of Hopkinton and bounded and described as follows: — 

Beginning at a stone monument marking the Ashland- 
Hopkinton town line on the southerly side of Howe street, 
so-called; thence running southeasterly S. 73°-12' E. in the 
Ashland-IIopkinton town line, about 180 feet to a point at the 
intersection of the Ashland-Hopkinton town line and the 
southerly property line of land of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, department of natural resources; thence run- 
ning southwesterly in the southerly property line of land of 
the commonwealth about 1061 feet (o a point; thence turning 
and running by other land of the commonwealth and crossing 
the layout of Wilson street, Hopkinton, about 354 feet, in a 
line at a right angle to the Ashland-Hopkinton town line, to a 
stone monument in the Ashland-Hopkinton town line, said 
monument located on the northerly side of an abandoned 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 113. 79 

roadway; thence turning and running northwesterly N. 33° 
-12' W., ISO feet, more or less, to a point; thence turning at a 
right angle and running northeasterly N. 56° -48' E., 289 feet, 
more or less to a point; thence running easterly in the arc of 
a curve of radius 100 feet through a central angle of 120° to a 
point; thence running southeasterly S. 3° -12' E., 300 feet to 
a point, said point being 25 feet northerly from the Ashland- 
Hopkinton town line; thence turning and running south- 
easterly m a line parallel to and 25 feet northerly from the 
Ashland-llopkinton town line, 500 feet to a point; thence 
turning at a right angle and running southwesterly 25 feet to 
the point of beginning; excepting the section of a roadway 
layout 50 feet in width as laid out by plan of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts, Metropolitan Water Works, Land 
Plan, dated 1897 showing relocation of the road from Hopkin- 
ton to Ashland. Comprising six acres, more or less. 

Said land is shown on a plan entitled "Town of Ashland, 
Mass., Board of Water Commissioners, Plan Showing Pro- 
posed Land Areas for Protection of Supply Wells", dated 
November 5, 195G and drawn by Haley and Ward, Engineers, 
Boston, to be recorded with the Middlesex County Southern 
District Registry of Deeds. 

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

Approved February 26, 1957. 

An Act relative to the exercise by certain veterans Qhav 113 

ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT OF AN OPTION FOR THE BENEFIT 
OF THE SURVIVING SPOUSE. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, which is to eliminate forthwith the 
confusion resulting from a variance between the title and text 
of chapter five hundred and forty-one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six, therefore it is hereby declared to be 
an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation 
of the public welfare. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 58B of chapter 32 of the General Laws, 
inserted by chapter 541 of the acts of 1956, is hereby amended 
by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof 
the following sentence: — A veteran who is entitled to be 
retired under the provisions of section fifty-eight may, on 
or before the date of his written application for retirement, 
elect to receive a lesser yearly amount of pension payable 
to such veteran during his lifetime, with the provision that 
upon his death leaving as a survivor his spouse at the time 
of his retirement two thirds of the yearly amount of such 
lesser pension shall be continued during the lifetime of and 
paid to such spouse. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of the effective 
date of chapter five hundred and forty-one of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-six. 

Approved February 26, 1957. 



80 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 114, 115. 

Chap. 114 An Act increasing the penalty for lessors of property 

USED FOR DWELLING PURPOSES FOR FAILURE TO FURNISH 
CERTAIN SERVICES TO OCCUPANTS THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 14 of chapter 186 of the General Laws, as amended 
by chapter 495 of the acts of 1950, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in line 16, the words "more than one" and 
inserting in place thereof the words : — less than twenty-five 
dollars nor more than three, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 14- Any lessor or landlord of any building or part 
thereof occupied for dwelling purposes, other than a room 
or rooms in a hotel, lodging house or rooming house, who is 
required by the terms, expressed or implied, of any contract 
or lease or tenancy at will, to furnish water, hot water, heat, 
light, power, gas, elevator service, telephone service, janitor 
service or refrigeration service to any occupant of such 
building, or part thereof, who wilfully or intentionally fails 
to furnish such water, hot water, heat, light, power, gas, 
elevator service, telephone service, janitor service or refriger- 
ation service at any time when the same is necessary to the 
proper or customary use of such building, or part thereof, 
or any lessor or landlord who wilfully or intentionally inter- 
feres with the quiet enjoyment of any such leased or tenanted 
premises by the occupant, shall be punished by a fine of not 
less than twenty-five dollars nor more than three hundred 
dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than six months. 

Approved February 26, 1957. 

Chap.115 An Act providing that certain handicapped children of 

SUBSCRIBERS TO MEDICAL SERVICE PLANS UNDER A FAMILY 
CONTRACT SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICES UNDER THE 
MEMBERSHIP OF THE PARENT NOTWITHSTANDING THAT SUCH 
CHILDREN ARE OVER NINETEEN YEARS OF AGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 6 of chapter 176B of the General Laws, 
as appearing in chapter 306 of the acts of 1941, is hereby 
amended by adding after paragraph (c) the following para- 
graph : — 

(d) A statement that any child who is mentally or physi- 
cally incapable of earning his own living who is eligible for 
services by membership of his parent under a family contract 
shall be eligible under the membership of his parent as a 
member of such family contract so long as he continues to be 
mentally or physically incapable of earning his own living, 
without any limitation as to age, subject, however, to such 
rules and regulations, premiums or additional premiums as 
the commissioner of insurance may approve. 

Section 2. Notwithstanding the provision of paragraph 
(d) of section six of chapter one hundred and seventy-six B 
of the General Laws, as added by section one of this act, any 



Acts, 1957. - Chaps. 116, 117. 81 

corporation organized for the purposes of and subject to said 
chapter one hundred and seventy-six B shall cover any person 
mentally or physically incapable of earning his own living, 
who had been covered under the membership of his parent 
as a member of a family contract, under the membership of 
his parent as a member of such family contract so long as 
said person continues to be mentally or physically incapable 
of earning his own living, notwithstanding the fact that the 
policy issued to such parent did not contain the provision 
required by said paragraph (d); subject, however, to such 
rules and regulations, premiums or additional premiums as 
the commissioner of insurance may approve. 

Approved February 26, 1957. 

An Act allowing the taking of certain fish by means of Chap. 116 

A BOW AND ARROW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 41 of chapter 131 of the General Laws, as appear- 
ing in section 2 of chapter 599 of the acts of 1941, is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "spearing", in line 8, 
the words: — or taking by use of bow and arrow, — so that 
the last sentence will read as follows: — This section shall not 
prohibit spearing or taking by use of bow and arrow eels, 
carp or those species of fish commonly known as "suckers"; 
nor shall it apply to ponds or waters now or hereafter held 
under lease from the department. 

Approved February 26, 1957. 

An Act to prevent persons from unlawfully displaying Chap. 117 

ON THEIR PROPERTY THE INSIGNIA OF CERTAIN VETERANS' 
ORGANIZATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 266 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 70, as most recently amended by section 
2 of chapter 271 of the acts of 1955, and inserting in place 
thereof the following section : — Section 70. Whoever, not 
being a member and without authority of the Military Order 
of the Loyal Legion of the United States, the Grand Army 
of the Republic, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 
the Woman's Relief Corps, the American Gold Star Mothers, 
Inc., the Union Veterans' Union, the Union Veteran Legion, 
the Military and Naval Order of the Spanish-American War, 
the United Spanish War Veterans, the American Officers of 
the Great War, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United 
States, the Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United 
States, the Disabled American Veterans of the World War, 
the Yankee Division Veterans' Association, The American 
Legion, the Army and Navy Union, U. S. A., the American 
Veterans of World War II, AMVETS, the American Vet- 
erans' Committee, Inc., the Franco- American War Veterans, 



82 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 118, 119. 

Inc., the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Seabee 
Veterans of America, Inc. — Department of Massachusetts, 
the Italian-American World War Veterans of the United 
States, Inc., the PT Veterans Association, Inc., the Fleet 
Reserve Association, United States Navy, the American 
Portuguese War Veterans Association, Polish- American 
Veterans of Massachusetts, Inc., and its affiliated posts, the 
Navy ( lub of the United States of America, or the Marine 
Corps League, wilfully wears or uses the insignia, distinctive 
ribbons or membership rosette or button thereof for the 
purpose of representing that he is a member thereof or 
displays on his property or permits to be displayed thereon 
any such insignia, distinctive ribbon, membership rosette or 
button, or any sign or statement for the purpose of falsely 
representing that such property is occupied by or is the quar- 
ters of any such veterans' organization, shall be punished by 
a fine of not more than twenty dollars or by imprisonment 
for not more than one month, or both. 

Approved February 26, 1957. 

Chap. IIS An Act authorizing the Massachusetts horticultural 

SOCIETY TO LAY AND COLLECT ASSESSMENTS, NOT EXCEEDING 
TEN DOLLARS PER ANNUM, ON ITS MEMBERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 64 of the acts of 1939 is 
hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the word "five" 
and inserting in place thereof the word: — ten. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year bj' a two-thirds vote of the 
members of said corporation present at its annual meeting 
or at a special meeting duly called for the purpose. 

Approved February 26, 1957. 

Chap. 119 An Act authorizing the franklin foundation, with the 

APPROVAL OF THE BOARD OF COLLEGIATE AUTHORITY, TO 
GRANT CERTAIN DEGREES IN ENGINEERING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The second paragraph of section 2 of chapter 569 of the 
acts of 1908, as appearing in section 2 of chapter 77 of the 
acts of 1953, is hereby amended by striking out the second 
sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: 
— Said corporation shall also have such of the following 
powers, namely, the power to grant the degree of associate 
in science, the power to grant the degree of associate in 
engineering, the power to grant the degree of bachelor of 
science, the power to grant the degree of bachelor of engi- 
neering, the power to grant the degree of master of science, 
and the power to grant the degree of master of engineering, 
as said corporation, by a vote of two thirds of its members 
at a meeting duly called for the purpose, shall accept. 

Approved February 26, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 120. 83 



An Act to consolidate family welfare society of Chap.120 

BOSTON, BOSTON PROVIDENT ASSOCIATION, BURNAP FREE 
HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 1NDI STRIAL AID SOCIETY, NEEDLE 
WOMAN'S FRIEND SOCIETY AND FAMILY SERVICE ASSOCIA- 
TION OF GREATER BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Family Welfare Society of Boston, incorpo- 
rated under chapter three hundred and seventy-five of the 
acts of eighteen hundred and seventy-four, Boston Provi- 
dent Association, incorporated by chapter three hundred and 
sixty-two of the acts of eighteen hundred and fifty-four, 
Burnap Free Home for Aged Women, incorporated under 
chapter one hundred and fifteen of the Public Statutes, 
Industrial Aid Society, incorporated by chapter two hundred 
and sixteen of the acts of eighteen hundred and forty-seven, 
Needle Woman's Friend Society, incorporated by chapter 
twenty-five of the acts of eighteen hundred and fifty-one, 
and Family Service Association of Greater Boston, incorpo- 
rated under chapter one hundred and eighty of the General 
Laws, are hereby authorized to consolidate into one corpora- 
tion under the name of Family Service Association of Greater 
Boston which shall in all respects be a continuation of each 
of said existing corporations. 

Section 2. Upon such consolidation, all property, real 
and personal, of said existing corporations and all devises, 
bequests, conveyances and gifts heretofore and hereafter 
made to any of said existing corporations shall vest in said 
consolidated corporation and otherwise shall be held by said 
consolidated corporation subject to the same terms, condi- 
tions, limitations and trusts as they are now held by said 
existing corporations or would have been held by said exist- 
ing corporations but for this act, and the treasurers of said 
existing corporations are hereby respectively authorized to 
execute and deliver all papers and documents that may be 
deemed necessary or proper for the purpose of confirming in 
the consolidated corporation the record title to the property 
of the existing corporations. 

Section 3. Upon such consolidation the members of the 
existing corporations shall be the members of the consoli- 
dated corporation until such time as the consolidated corpo- 
ration may, by an amendment to its by-laws, alter its mem- 
bership, and the members of the governing board and officers 
of the existing Family Service Association of Greater Boston 
shall be, until their successors are chosen and qualified, the 
members of the governing board and officers of the consoli- 
dated corporation which shall, except as herein provided 
with respect to the initial membership, be governed by the 
by-laws of said Family Service Association of Greater 
Boston as the same now are or may hereafter be amended. 

Section 4. Upon the acceptance of this act within one 
year after its passage by Family Service Association of 



84 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 121. 

Greater Boston and by two or more of the other existing 
corporations at meetings duly called for the purpose, duly 
certified copies of the respective votes of acceptance shall be 
filed in the registry of deeds for Suffolk county and the 
consolidation of the corporations accepting the act shall 
thereupon be complete. 

Section 5. The consolidated corporation may hold real 
and personal estate to an amount not exceeding ten million 
dollars. 

Section 6. For the purpose of its acceptance this act 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 27, 1957. 

Chap. 121 An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 

ENDING JUNE THIRTIETH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY- 
SEVEN, SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIA- 
TIONS FOR THE STATE AIRPORT MANAGEMENT BOARD, THE 
PORT OF BOSTON COMMISSION AND FOR DEBT SERVICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for supplementing certain appro- 
priations previously made for the state airport management 
board, the port of Boston commission and for debt service, 
the sums set forth in section two of this act are hereby made 
available from the General Fund to said board and commis- 
sion and for debt service, to be in addition to amounts at 
present available for the purposes, subject to the provisions 
of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the 
approval thereof and the conditions pertaining to said items 
in chapters five hundred and two, six hundred and eighty- 
eight and seven hundred and forty-six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six. 

Section 2. 

State Purposes Appropriations. 
APPROPRIATIONS MADE FROM THE GENERAL FUND. 
Boards and Commissions serving under Governor and Council. 

State Airport Management Board. 

Item 

0492-01 For the service of the state airport manage- 
ment board, as authorized by chapter six 
hundred and thirty-seven of the arts of 
nineteen hundred and forty-eight, includ- 
ing not more than eight permanent posi- 
tions $25,515 00 

0493-01 For the operation of the Logan airport, in- 
cluding not more than one hundred and 
twenty-one permanenl positions. . . 317, 540 00 

0494-01 For the operation of the Hanscom field, in- 
cluding not more than eight permanent 
positions 18,780 00 

Service of the Port of Boston Commission. 

0496-01 For expenses of administration, including not 

more than thirty-seven permanent posi- 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 122, 123. 85 



Item 



tions; provided, thai do compensation or 
expenses of consultants for Legal services 
shall be chargeable to this item; and pro- 
\ ided Furl tier, however, i hat I he incum- 
bents presently temporarily employed for 
a period of three years or in ire arc hereby 
made permanent under chapter thirty-one 
of the General Laws ...*.. $94,700 00 
04% -02 For the operation and maintenance of prop- 
erty under the c mtrol of the c mmission, 
including not more than sixty-five perma- 
nent positions 100,502 00 



Debt Service Appropriations. 
APPROPRIATIONS MADE FROM THE GENERAL FUND. 

Interest and Redemption of Debt. 

2420-00 For certain serial bonds maturing, to be in 
addition to the amounts appropriated in 
items 2952-00 and 3590-0:5, prior appro- 
priation continued; provided, thai to re- 
imburse the General Fund for the cost of 
debt service on account of highway ex- 
penditures made in accordance with the 
provisions of chapter six hundred and 
eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fifty-four, as amended, the comptroller 
shall transfer to the General Fund the sum 
of two hundred and forty-six thousand two 
hundred dollars from the Highway Fund $2,601,836 00 

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

Approved February 28, 1957. 

An Act requiring city or town clerks to give a written Chap. 122 

RECEIPT OF NOTICE OF THE SUBMISSION OF A PLAN UNDER 
THE SUBDIVISION CONTROL LAW UPON REQUEST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 81T of chapter 41 of the General Laws, as ap- 
pearing in section 7 of chapter 674 of the acts of 1953, is 
hereby amended by striking out, in line 7, the word 
"required" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
requested, — so that the second sentence will read as fol- 
lows: — If the notice is given by delivery the clerk shall, if 
requested, give a written receipt therefor to the person who 
delivered such notice. Approved February 28, 1957. 

An Act clarifying the zoning enabling act relative Char) 123 
TO authorizing variances to zoning ordinances and 

BY-LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The last paragraph of section 15 of chapter 40 A of the 
General Laws, as appearing in section 2 of chapter 368 of 
the acts of 1954, is hereby amended by striking out, in 



86 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 124, 125, 126. 

line 2, the word "user" and inserting in place thereof the 
word : — use, — so as to read as follows : — 

In exercising the powers under paragraph three above, 
the board may impose limitations both of time and of use, 
and a continuation of the use permitted may be conditioned 
upon compliance with regulations to be made and amended 
from time to time thereafter. 

Approved February 28, 1957. 

Chap. 124 An Act to clarify the zoning enabling act relative 

TO APPOINTMENT OF A BOARD OF APPEALS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The first paragraph of section 14 of chapter 40A of the 
General Laws, as appearing in section 2 of chapter 368 of 
the acts of 1954, is hereby amended by striking out the 
second sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 
two sentences: — The mayor or selectmen shall appoint 
the members of the board of appeals within three months of 
the adoption of the ordinance or by-law. Pending appoint- 
ment of the members of the board of appeals the city council 
or selectmen shall act as the board of appeals. 

Approved February 28, 1957. 

Chap. 125 An Act relative to the number of peremptory chal- 
lenges IN TRIALS BY A JURY OF SIX IN THE CENTRAL 
DISTRICT COURT OF WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1A of chapter 738 of the acts of 1956 is hereby 
amended by striking out, in lines 7 to 9, inclusive, the words 
"the number of peremptory challenges shall be one half the 
number provided by section twenty-nine of chapter two 
hundred and thirty-four of the General Laws" and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — each party shall be entitled 
to two peremptory challenges. Approved February 28, 1957. 

Chap. 126 An Act prescribing or providing for the determi- 
nation OF THE ORDER AND POSITION ON BALLOTS AND 
VOTING MACHINES OF OFFICES AND QUESTIONS TO BE 
VOTED FOR AT STATE ELECTIONS AND PRIMARIES AND 
THE APPEARANCE OF CERTAIN NAMES THEREON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 54 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after section 43 the following section: 
— Section 43 A. At state elections and primaries at which 
any of the following offices are to be voted for, such ofTices 
shall appear on ballots and on ballot labels on voting ma- 
chines in the following order consecutively: — Presidential 
elector, senator in congress, governor, lieutenant governor, 
secretary of state, treasurer and receiver general, auditor, 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 127. 87 

attorney general, congressman, councillor, senator, and rep- 
resentative in the general court; all other offices to be 
voted for shall immediately follow said offices consecutively, 
in such order as the secretary of state may determine; and 
on ballots, and on ballot labels on voting machines on which 
the names of the candidates of each political party are ar- 
ranged in a vertical row, questions to the voters shall follow 
all of said offices, in such order as the secretary of state 
may determine. 

On ballot labels on voting machines used at state elections 
and primaries there shall be a space separating the names of 
the candidates for the office of senator in congress from the 
names of the candidates for the office of governor, which 
space shall be not less than one inch in width horizontally 
when the names of the candidates of each political party are 
arranged in a horizontal row or one inch in depth vertically 
when the names of the candidates of each political party are 
arranged in a vertical row. 

On ballots at state elections at which the office of presiden- 
tial elector is to be voted for, the said office shall appear on 
the ballot in the first column at the left side thereof and the 
office of senator in congress, if any is to be voted for, shall 
appear in the same column beneath the said office of presi- 
dential elector; on ballots at state elections and primaries 
at which the office of presidential elector is not to be voted 
for, the office of senator in congress, if any is to be voted for, 
shall appear in the first column at the left side thereof; and 
in each case the office of governor shall appear at the top of 
the second column from the left of the ballot; if neither of 
the offices of presidential elector or senator in congress is to 
be voted for, the office of governor shall appear on the ballot 
at the top of the first column at the left of the ballot. 

Section 2. Section 44 of said chapter 54, as most re- 
cently amended by section 13 of chapter 411 of the acts of 
1943, is hereby further amended by striking out the third 
and fourth sentences and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing sentence: — The names of all candidates shall be in 
capital letters not less than one eighth nor more than one 
quarter of an inch in height, except that surnames and 
political designations of the candidates for president and vice 
president and the names of the candidates for the office of 
senator in congress shall be in capital letters not less than 
three sixteenths of an inch in height. 

Approved February 28, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the city of somerville to fund (J]i a <n \21 

CERTAIN INDEBTEDNESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of providing funds to meet 
certain loans issued in the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
six under clause (9) of section eight of chapter forty-four of 
the General Laws, amounting to four hundred thousand dol- 



88 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 128, 129. 

lars and five hundred thousand dollars, the city of Somerville 
may borrow during the years nineteen hundred and fifty- 
seven and nineteen hundred and fifty-eight such sums, not 
exceeding, in the aggregate, nine hundred thousand dollars, 
as may be necessary, and may issue bonds and notes there- 
for, which shall bear on their face the words, City of Somer- 
ville Funding Loan, Act of 1957. Each authorized issue shall 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be pa} r able 
in not more than ten years from their dates. Indebtedness 
incurred under this act shall be outside the statutory limit, 
but shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter 
forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the limitation 
contained in the first paragraph of section seven thereof. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 1, 1957. 

Chap. 128 An Act authorizing and directing the department of 

NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND TO THE 
TOWN OF EDGARTOWN TO BE USED FOR PARK PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The department of natural resources, in the 
name and on behalf of the commonwealth, is hereby author- 
ized and directed to convey to the town of Edgartown for 
park purposes the following parcel of land, commonly known 
as "Meshackett", located in said town, bounded and de- 
scribed as follows : — Northeasterly by a road eleven hun- 
dred sixty-six and 91/100 (1166.91) feet; southeasterly five 
hundred eighty (580) feet; and easterly eighty-nine (89) 
feet by land now or formerly of Joseph Gazaill et al; south- 
easterly by said Gazaill et al land and by land formerly of 
Alfred Stewart eleven hundred twenty-eight and 90/100 
(1128.90) feet; southwesterly by said Stewart land, measur- 
ing on the upland about twenty-five (25) feet; southeasterly, 
southerly and westerly by Edgartown Great Pond; and 
northwesterly by lands now or formerly of Albion E. Waite 
and of William G. Vincent, measuring on the upland about 
thirty-six hundred sixteen and 83/100 (3616.83) feet. Being 
the same premises described in Certificate of Title, No. 421, 
issued by the Registry District of the County of Dukes 
County and they are subject to the encumbrances and rights 
mentioned or referred to in said Certificate. 

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

Approved March 1, 1957. 

Chap. 129 An Act amending the special capital outlay program 
OF NINETEEN hundred and fifty-six. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

r Section: 1. Item 8157-71 of section 2 of chapter 711 of 
the acts of 1956 is hereby amended by striking out the words 
in lines 17 to 31, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 130, 131. 89 

following words: — provided, that when a project authorized 
by chapters six hundred and four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-two, six hundred and sixty of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-three, four hundred and seventy- 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-four, seven 
hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty-five or by this act, lias been substantially completed, 
and the commission on administration and finance has de- 
termined that there may be a portion of the amount ap- 
propriated for said project that is no longer needed to com- 
plete said project, the comptroller, with the approval of said 
commission, ma)* transfer the amount so determined to this 
item; and further provided, that any item from which trans- 
fers to this item have been made shall not be eligible to re- 
ceive future transfer from this item. 

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

Approved March 1, 1957. 



An Act authorizing the town of saugus to sell at Chap. 130 

PUBLIC AUCTION A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND DESIGNATED 
AS PINE PARK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Saugus are 
hereby authorized to sell at public auction a parcel of land 
designated as Pine Park containing twenty-one thousand 
four hundred and forty square feet of land, more or less, 
located on Ireson and Burrill streets and shown as Lot A-110 
on plan 1033 of the Assessors Plans of said town. 

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

Approved March 1, 1957. 



An Act designating a playground in the readville Chap. 131 

SECTION OF THE CITY OF BOSTON AS THE PAUL J. COLELLA 
MEMORIAL PLAYGROUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The playground under the control of the metropolitan 
district commission located betw r een Readville street and 
Neponset Valley parkw r ay in the Readville section of the city 
of Boston shall be known and designated as the Paul J. 
Colella Memorial Playground, and a suitable marker or 
tablet bearing such designation shall be erected on said 
playground by said commission. 

Approved March 1, 1957. 



90 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 132, 133. 

Chap. 132 An Act providing that the position of call fire fighter 

IN THE TOWN OF RANDOLPH SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO THE 
CIVIL SERVICE LAWS AND RULES WITH RESPECT TO AP- 
POINTMENTS MADE HEREAFTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The civil service laws and the rules made 
thereunder shall not apply to positions of call fire fighters in 
the town of Randolph which are to be filled after the effective 
date of this act. Persons holding permanent civil service 
status as call fire fighters on the effective date of this act 
shall continue to serve therein without loss of civil service or 
other rights. 

Section 2. Action taken under the authority of this act 
at the annual town meeting in the current year shall be valid 
and effective as though this act had been in full force and 
effect at the time at which the warrant for said meeting was 
posted. 

Section 3. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the voters of the town of Randolph 
voting thereon at the regular or annual town meeting in the 
current year, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 1, 1957. 

Chap. 133 An Act providing that certain members of the school 

COMMITTEE IN THE CITY OF BEVERLY BE ELECTED BY WARDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The members of the school committee of the 
city of Beverly shall be elected as follows : — Two shall be 
elected by and from the qualified voters of the entire city, 
voting at large, and one shall be elected by and from the 
qualified voters of each ward of said city. 

Section 2. Such provisions of chapter five hundred and 
forty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and ten, and acts 
in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, as are incon- 
sistent with this act are hereby repealed 

Section 3. The terms of office of the members of the 
school committee elected in said city in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-five shall be continued until the qualifica- 
tion of their successors who shall be elected at the municipal 
election to be holden in the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
nine. The terms of office of the members of the school com- 
mittee elected in said city in the year nineteen hundred and 
fifty-seven shall continue until the qualification of their suc- 
cessors who shall be elected at the biennial municipal election 
to be held in the year nineteen hundred and sixty-one. 

Section 4. This act shall be submitted to the city council 
of the city of Beverly for acceptance in accordance with the 
provisions of its charter and, if so accepted on or before 
June thirtieth in the current year, shall be submitted to the 
registered voters of said city at the municipal election to be 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 134, 135. 91 

held in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven in the 
form of the following question which shall be placed upon 
the official ballol to be used in said city at said election: — 
"Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-seven, entitled 'An Act providing that cer- 
tain members of the school commit tec in the city of Beverly 
be elected by wards', be accepted?" If a majority of the 
voters voting thereon vote in the affirmative in answer to 
said question, this act shall take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 1, 1957. 

An Act to clarify the subdivision control law' rela- Chap. 134 

TIVE TO APPOINTMENT OF A BOARD OF APPEALS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 81Z of chapter 41 of the General Laws, as ap- 
pearing in section 7 of chapter 674 of the acts of 1953, is 
hereby amended by striking out the third sentence and in- 
serting in place thereof the following two sentences: — The 
mayor or selectmen shall appoint the members of the board 
of appeals within three months of the adoption of the ordi- 
nance or by-law. Pending appointment of the members of 
the board of appeals the city council or selectmen shall act 
as a board of appeals. Approved March 1, 1957. 

An Act placing the office of the chief of the fire Chap. 135 

DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF CHICOPEE UNDER THE CIVIL 
SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of the chief of the fire department 
of the city of Chicopee shall, upon the effective date of this 
act, become subject to the civil service laws and rules, and 
the office shall thereafter be filled by a competitive promo- 
tional examination to be held by the director of civil service 
in accordance with the provisions of the civil service law\s and 
rules. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the registered voters of the city of Chicopee at its regular 
city election in the current year in the form of the following 
question, which shall be placed upon the official ballot to be 
used at said election: — "Shall an act passed by the general 
court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, entitled 
'An Act placing the office of the chief of the fire department 
of the city of Chicopee under the civil service laws', be ac- 
cepted?" If a majority of the votes in answer to said ques- 
tion is in the affirmative, then this act shall thereupon take 
full effect, but not otherwise. Approved March 1, 1957. 



92 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 136, 137, 138. 

Chap. 136 An Act providing that the operator of or an attendant 
ON an ambulance transporting sick or injured per- 
sons SHALL BE TRAINED IN FIRST AID. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby amended by in- 
serting after section 7E the following section : — Section 7F. 
No person shall operate any ambulance transporting a sick 
or injured person, nor shall the owner or custodian of an 
ambulance permit the same to be so operated upon any 
way unless the operator of such ambulance or an attendant 
thereon has been certified as having successfully completed 
the senior Red Cross course of first aid training, or has re- 
ceived training which is equivalent thereto. 

Approved March 1, 1957. 

Chap. lot An Act clarifying the zoning enabling act relative 
to notice of hearings for adoption or amendment 
of zoning ordinances. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 6 of chapter 40A of the General Laws, as appearing 
in section 2 of chapter 368 of the acts of 1954, is hereby 
amended by striking out the third and fourth sentences and 
inserting in place thereof the following two sentences: — 
In a city no such ordinance as proposed to be originally 
established or changed as aforesaid shall be adopted until 
after the city council or a committee designated or appointed 
for the purpose by it has held a public hearing thereon, at 
which all interested persons shall be given an opportunity to 
be heard. At least twenty days' notice of the time and place 
of such hearing before the city council or committee thereof 
shall be published in an official publication, or a newspaper 
of general circulation, in the city. 

Approved March 1, 1957. 

Chap. 138 An Act relative to the subdivision control law. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 81 L of chapter 41 of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the paragraph 
defining "Register of deeds", as appearing in section 7 of 
chapter 674 of the acts of 1953, the following paragraph: — 

"Registered mail" shall mean registered or certified mail. 

Section 2. Section 81S of said chapter 41, as so appear- 
ing, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence 
and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — The 
provisions of the subdivision control law relating to a plan 
shall not be applicable to a preliminary plan, and no register 
of deeds shall record a plan bearing an approval which indi- 
cates that it is a preliminary plan. 

Approved March 1, 1957. 



Acts, 1957.- Chaps. 139, 140, 141. 93 



A\ Act to clarify the subdivision control law rela- fVm/j.139 

TIVE TO BEARINGS ON AMENDMENTS l<> SUBDIVISION 
REGULATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 81Q of chapter -11 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking ou1 the first sentence, as amended by 

chapter 370 of the acts of L955, and inserting in place thereof 
the following sentence: After due notice and a public hear- 
ing a planning board shall adopt, and, in the same manner, 
may from time to time, amend, reasonable rules and regula- 
tions relative to subdivision control not inconsistent with the 
subdivision control law or with any other provisions of a 
statute or of any valid ordinance or by-law of the city or 
town. Approved March 1, 1957. 

An Act providing for reimbursement of the metro- Chap. 140 

POLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY FOR EXPENSES INCURRED 
BY IT IN THE REMOVAL OR RELOCATION OF ITS FACILITIES 
IN CONNECTION WITH PROJECTS OF HOUSING AND RE- 
DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES. 

Be it ciiacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 2GV of chapter 121 of the General Laws, as ap- 
pearing in section 1 of chapter 574 of the acts of 1946, is 
hereby amended by adding at the end the following para- 
graph : — 

A housing or redevelopment authority shall reimburse the 
Metropolitan Transit Authority for all cost and expense 
incurred by said Authority in connection with the removal 
or relocation of poles, tracks, wires, conduits, cables, or of 
any other structure, or appurtenance thereto, whether 
located in public ways or other areas, whenever a housing or 
redevelopment authority undertakes a project under this 
chapter and the removal or relocation of any of such facilities 
is required in connection with such undertaking. 

Approved March 1, 1957. 

Ax Act establishing a traffic commission in the town Chap. 141 

OF WINTHROP. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There is hereb}^ established in the town of 
Winthrop, hereinafter referred to as the town, a commission 
to consist of the superintendent of streets, the town en- 
gineer, when and if appointed, the chairman of the planning 
board, the fire chief, or his representative, and the chief of 
police, or his representative, and one citizen to be appointed 
annually by the selectmen. 

Section 2. The chief of police, or his representative, shall 
act as the chairman of said commission and shall be known 
as the traffic commissioner. The members of the commission 



94 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 141. 

shall receive no compensation for their services as commis- 
sioners, but all expenses incurred for the purposes of this act 
shall be paid by the town. All statutes and by-laws appli- 
cable generally to the departments of the town shall apply to 
the commission. 

Section 3. The commission 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 town, 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 
town, 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 penalties not 
exceeding fifty dollars for the violation of any rule or regu- 
lation adopted hereunder. No such rule or regulation, except 
such special rules and regulations as are declared by vote of 
the commission to be urgently required by considerations of 
public safety or convenience or such as are of a temporary 
nature and are to be effective for a period of not more than 
two weeks, shall take effect until published for two successive 
weeks in one or more newspapers published in the town. 
Upon petitions of twenty-five registered voters of the town 
relative to any rule or regulation adopted or proposed to be 
adopted under this section, the commission shall hold a pub- 
lic hearing thereon within ten days after the filing with the 
commission of such petition, and final action thereon shall be 
determined only by vote of a majority of the entire member- 
ship of the commission. The commission shall have power 
to purchase, erect and maintain or cause to be purchased, 
erected and maintained, traffic signs, signals, markings and 
other devices for the control of such traffic in the town and 
for informing and warning the public as to rules and regula- 
tions adopted hereunder, subject, however to section two of 
chapter eighty-five, and to sections eight and nine of said 
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 the 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 commis- 
sion, of the state department of public works or of the state 
department of public utilities, or any power now vested in 
the board of selectmen or heads of departments with reference 
to the issuance of licenses or permits for the opening, using 
or occupying of streets and sidewalks. 

Section 4. All existing by-laws and regulations, relating 
to the control of vehicular traffic shall remain in full force 
and effect until superseded by rules and regulations adopted 
by the commission under this act and the adoption thereof by 
the commission shall not affect any act done, any right ac- 



Acts, 1957. - Chaps. 142, 143. 95 

crued, any penalty incurred, or any suit, prosecution or pro- 
ceeding pending, at the time of said adoption. 

Section 5. This act shall lake full effect upon its accept- 
ance, during the current year, by vote of the town meeting 
of said town. 

Approved March 1, 1957. 

An Act placing custodians and supervisor of cus- Chap. 142 

TODIANS OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE 
LAWS IN CITIES AND CERTAIN TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 4 of chapter 31 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the paragraph contained in line 15, 
as appearing in section 4 of chapter 701 of the acts of 1945, 
and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: — 

Janitors, custodians and supervisors of custodians of 
school buildings in cities and in such towns as have accepted 
the provisions of the civil service law relating thereto, and 
who are not otherwise exempt by statute;. 

Approved March 1, 1957. 

An Act relative to the care of veterans' graves. Chap. 143 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 115 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 9, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 
584 of the acts of 1946, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 9. Annually in April, the 
mayor of every city and the selectmen of every town shall 
appoint a resident of such city or town, preferably a veteran 
as defined in clause Forty-third of section seven of chapter 
four, as a veterans' graves officer. It shall be the duty of such 
veterans' graves officer to cause every veteran's grave 
within such city or town to be suitably kept and cared for. 
Such care shall include the clearing of weeds and other un- 
seemly growth from said graves; the repairing, replacement 
and general up-keep of fences around said graves; the 
raising and repairing of sunken grave stones and markers 
and other similar services that may be necessary to restore 
and maintain such graves and their surroundings in an 
orderly condition. If the cost of such care and maintenance 
is not paid by private persons, or by the trustees of the 
cemeteries where any such grave is situated, it shall be paid 
by the city or town; and cities and towns may appropriate 
money therefor. Money so appropriated may be expended 
directly by the city or town or paid over to the trustees or 
manager of any cemetery where any such grave is situated; 
but the sum so paid over in any year shall not exceed for 
each grave the sum charged for the annual care and main- 
tenance of like lots in the same cemetery, or, if no such 
charge is made in that cemetery, it shall not exceed the sum 



96 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 144, 145. 

charged in other cemeteries in the same city or town for like 
services. The city or town in which a deceased veteran had 
a settlement at the time of his death shall cause to be placed 
on his grave a flag of the United States on every Memorial 
Day, and in the event that said veteran had no settlement 
within the commonwealth, the city or town of his residence 
at the time of death shall have the duty of so placing such 
flag. Approved March 1, 1957. 

Chap. 144 An Act relative to the purchase of forest fire fight- 
ing APPARATUS BY THE COUNTY OF BARNSTABLE FOR USE 
BY THE TOWNS WITHIN ITS LIMITS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 of chapter 349 of the acts of 1939 is hereby 
amended by striking out the words added by chapter 127 
of the acts of 1956, and inserting in place thereof the words: 
— ; provided, that for the years nineteen hundred and 
fifty-six and nineteen hundred and fifty-seven a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars for each year may be 
expended as so appropriated. Approved March 4, 1957. 

Chap,14:5 An Act providing that the use of land for educational 

PURPOSES OTHER THAN RELIGIOUS, SECTARIAN, DENOMI- 
NATIONAL OR PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES MAY BE 
PROHIBITED OR LIMITED BY A ZONING ORDINANCE OR 
BY-LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 2 of chapter 40A of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the first paragraph, as amended by 
chapter 586 of the acts of 1956, and inserting in place thereof 
the following paragraph: — For the purpose of promoting 
the health, safety, convenience, morals or welfare of its in- 
habitants, any city, except Boston, and any town, may by a 
zoning ordinance or by-law regulate and restrict the height, 
number of stories, and size of buildings and structures, the 
size and width of lots, the percentage of lot that may be 
occupied, the size of yards, courts and other open spaces, the 
density of population, and the location and use of buildings, 
structures and land for trade, industry, agriculture, residence 
or other purposes; provided, however, that no ordinance or 
by-law which prohibits or limits the use of land for any church 
or other religious purpose or for any educational purpose 
which is religious, sectarian, denominational or public shall 
be valid. Approved March 4, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 146, 147, 148. 97 



An Act to clarify the subdivision control law relative Chap. 146 

TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF ADOPTION OF SUBDIVISION CON- 
TROL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 81 N of chapter 41 of the General Laws, as appear- 
ing in .section 7 of chapter 674 of the acts of 1953, is hereby 
amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in 
place thereof the following sentence: — The subdivision 
control law, however, shall not become effective in any city 
or town in which it was not in effect on the first day of 
January, nineteen hundred and fifty-four, until the planning 
board of such city or town shall have notified the register of 
deeds and the recorder of the land court that the city or town 
has accepted the provisions of the subdivision control law 
and that the planning board has adopted rules and regula- 
tions as provided in section eighty-one Q and shall have 
furnished the said register and recorder with a copy of the 
vote of the city council or town meeting under which the 
provisions of the subdivision control law were accepted in 
such city or town, certified by the clerk thereof, and a copy 
of such rules and regulations certified by said planning board. 

Approved March 4, 1957. 

An Act providing for the manner of abandonment of Chap. 147 

EASEMENTS FOR SEWERAGE WORKS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The public improvement commission of the city of Boston 
by proceeding in the manner provided for the discontinuance 
of a public way in said city may, with the approval of the 
mayor, abandon any easement or right held by said city for 
sewerage works purposes which in the opinion of said com- 
mission is no longer required for such purposes. 

Approved March 4, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the city of salem to use certain Chap.lAS 

PARK LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Salem is hereby authorized to 
use for the erection of a public school building and for other 
school purposes, and for all purposes incidental thereto, the 
following described premises being a portion of Ledge Hill 
Park now owned and held by said city for park, playground 
or recreation purposes: — Beginning at the easterly corner 
of a stone post on the northeasterly end of a driveway at 
Tremont street; thence running southerly on a curved line 
to the right, by the northerly side of said driveway, about 
twenty-six (26) feet; thence running in a general westerly 
direction on various curved lines by the northerly side of 
said driveway, about seven hundred and sixteen (716) feet; 



98 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 149, 150. 

thence running northwesterly about two hundred (200) feet; 
thence running northeasterly about five hundred and thirty- 
five (535) feet, to Tremont street, all the r above courses 
being by land of the city of Salem, (Park department); 
thence running southeasterly by said Tremont street about 
one hundred and sixty (160) feet, to the point of beginning. 

The above described parcel contains about three acres and 
is shown on a plan entitled, "Ledge Hill Park, Topographical 
Survey, Salem, Massachusetts, Board of Park Commis- 
sioners, Oliver G. Pratt, Superintendent, Scale 1 inch equals 
40 feet, Harlan P. Kelsey, Landscape Architect, Willard S. 
Little, Landscape Engineer, November 1924", said plan 
being on file in the office of the City Engineer, City Hall, 
Salem, Mass. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Salem, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 4, 1957. 

Chap. 149 An Act authorizing the city of quincy to sell a parcel 
OF LAND taken for highway purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any gen- 
eral or special law, the city of Quincy may, subject to the 
provisions of its charter, sell at private sale a certain parcel 
of land taken for highway purposes but not so used, said 
parcel being bounded and described as follows: — Westerly 
by two courses by land now or formerly of the Quincy Auto 
Exchange, Inc., 32.00 feet and 40.00 feet; northerly by land 
now or formerly of Sidney Spiegel et ux Nellie Spiegel, 
55.76 feet; easterly by Mechanic street, 25.94 feet; south- 
easterly by the intersection of Elm street and Mechanic 
street on a curve with a radius of 42.00 feet, 65.63 feet; 
southerly by Elm street, 11.13 feet; containing according to 
said plan 3,523 square feet, being shown as Lot A on a plan 
entitled "Plan of Land in Quincy, Mass.", dated December, 
1956, by Henry F. Nilsen, Superintendent of Engineering. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority vote of the city council of said city. 

Approved March 4, 1957. 

Chap. 150 An Act relative to the establishment and powers of 
redevelopment authorities and providing for the 
establishment of such an authority in the city of 

BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 26QQ of chapter 121 of the General 
Laws, as appearing in section 4 of chapter 617 of the acts of 
1952, is hereby amended by striking out the first two para- 
graphs and inserting in place thereof the following two 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 150. 99 

paragraphs: — There is hereby created in each city and 
town in the commonwealth a public body politic and cor- 
porate to be known as the "Redevelopment Authority" of 
such city or town; provided, that no such authority shall 
transact any business or exercise any powers until the need 
for such an authority has been determined and a certificate 
of organization has been issued to it by the state secretary, 
all as hereinafter provided. 

If the city council of a city with the approval of the mayor 
or, in a city operating under Plan E charter, of the city 
manager, or a town, at an annual town meeting or a special 
town meeting called for the purpose, shall determine that 
there is a need for a redevelopment authority in such city or 
town for the purpose of engaging in urban renewal and land 
assembly and redevelopment projects, and that it is in the 
public interest that such an authority be organized in such 
city or town, a redevelopment authority shall be organized 
in such city or town, and its members shall be appointed and 
a certificate of organization shall be issued, in the same man- 
ner as is provided by law in the case of a housing authority. 
Thereafter, such redevelopment authority and the members 
thereof shall have the same functions, rights, powers, privi- 
leges and immunities and be subject to the same duties, 
limitations and obligations as is provided by law in the case 
of a housing authority and the members thereof in carrying 
out land assembly and redevelopment projects and all the 
provisions of law applicable to housing authorities in cities 
and towns, and the members thereof with respect to land 
assembly and redevelopment projects shall be applicable to 
redevelopment authorities and the members thereof; and 
the power to initiate land assembly and redevelopment 
projects in such city or town shall thereafter be vested solely 
in the redevelopment authority therein. 

Section 7 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision (5) of section 28 
of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in section 2 
of chapter 507 of the acts of 1948, is hereby amended by in- 
serting after the word "twenty-one", in line 3, the words: — 
, and any redevelopment authority established under the 
provisions of section twenty-six QQ of said chapter, — so as 
to read as follows: — 

(a) Any housing authority established under the pro- 
visions of section twenty-six L of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-one, and any redevelopment authority established 
under the provisions of section twenty-six QQ of said chapter, 
may provide retirement benefits for its employees if such 
authority by a vote duly recorded shall accept sections one 
to twenty-eight, inclusive, as far as applicable. A duly 
attested copy of such vote shall be filed by the clerk of the 
authority, or other person performing like duties, in the 
office of the commissioner of insurance within thirty days 
after such vote. The commissioner of insurance shall, 
within fifteen days after the receipt of such attested copy, 
issue a certificate to be sent to such clerk or person in such 



100 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 151. 

authority, to the effect that such sections shall become 
operative for the employees of such authority on the first 
day of January or on the first day of July, whichever first 
occurs, next following the expiration of three months after 
the date of such certificate. The commissioner shall also 
notify the county commissioners, the mayor or the board of 
selectmen, and the retirement board of such county, city or 
town, as the case may be, within which such authority lies, 
of the acceptance of such sections by the authority and of 
the date as of which such sections will become operative for 
its employees. Approved March 4, 1957. 



Chap. 151 An Act restricting the deposits of certain capital 

OR SURPLUS FUNDS OF CREDIT UNIONS TO CERTAIN BANK- 
ING INSTITUTIONS WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 171 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 21, as most recently amended 
by section 1 of chapter 179 of the acts of 1954, and inserting 
in place thereof the following section : — Section 21 . The 
capital, deposits and surplus of a credit union shall be in- 
vested in loans to members, with approval of the credit 
committee, as provided in section twenty- two, and also when 
so required herein, of the board of directors; and any capital, 
deposits or surplus funds in excess of the amount for which 
loans shall be approved by the credit committee and the 
board of directors may be deposited in savings banks or trust 
companies incorporated in this commonwealth, or in banking 
companies so incorporated and which are members of the 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or in national banks 
located in this commonwealth, or invested in any bonds, 
notes, bankers' acceptances or bank stocks which are at the 
time of their purchase legal investments for savings banks in 
this commonwealth, or, to the extent authorized by section 
three of chapter two hundred and sixteen of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirty-two, in the shares of Central 
Credit Union Fund, Inc., or in paid up shares and accounts 
of and in co-operative banks incorporated in this common- 
wealth, or in the shares of savings and loan associations in- 
corporated in the commonwealth, or in shares of federal sav- 
ings and loan associations having a usual place of business 
within the commonwealth to an amount not to exceed ten 
thousand dollars in any one of such associations, but not 
more than five per cent of the assets of a credit union shall 
be invested in bank stocks; provided, that not more than 
fifteen thousand dollars shall be invested in the stock of any 
one bank. At least five per cent of the total assets of a credit 
union shall be carried as cash on hand or as balances due 
from banks and trust companies or banking companies which 
are members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 
or invested in the bonds or notes of the United States, or of 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 152, 153. 101 

any state, or subdivision thereof, which are legal invest- 
ments for savings banks as above provided, or in the shares 
of Central Credit Union Fund, Inc.; provided, that such 
bonds, notes or shares are the absolute property and under 
the control of such credit union. Whenever the aforesaid 
ratio falls below five per cent, no further loans shall be made 
until the ratio as herein provided has been re-established. 
Investments, other than personal loans, shall be made only 
with the approval of the board of directors. Subject to such 
approval and to the approval of the commissioner, a credit 
union may invest a sum not exceeding its guaranty fund and 
other surplus accounts in the purchase of a suitable site and 
the erection or preparation of a suitable building for the con- 
venient transaction of its business. 

Section 2. Deposits of credit unions in savings banks 
and trust companies incorporated in this commonwealth, 
made on or after June first, nineteen hundred and fifty-three, 
shall be deemed to be valid deposits. 

Approved March 4, 1957. 

An Act excluding all land costs from book value in Chav. 152 

COMPUTING THE RATE AT WHICH INVESTMENTS BY LIFE 
INSURANCE COMPANIES IN REAL PROPERTY SHALL BE 
WRITTEN DOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 66B of chapter 175 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the sixth sentence, as appearing in 
chapter 68 of the acts of 1954, and inserting in place thereof 
the following sentence : — Such book value, excluding all 
land costs, shall be written down at a rate that will average 
not less than two per cent per annum of such original cost 
or value, excluding all land costs, for each year that the 
property has been held. Approved March 4, 1957. 



An Act placing under the civil service laws the 
office of deputy penal institutions commissioner 
of the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of deputy penal institutions com- 
missioner of the city of Boston shall, from and after the ac- 
ceptance of this act, be subject to the civil service laws and 
rules; and the tenure of any incumbent thereof shall be un- 
limited, subject, however, to said laws and rules. 

Section 2. The incumbent of such office at the time of 
the acceptance of this act shall be subjected to a non-com- 
petitive qualifying examination for such office by the division 
of civil service; and if he passes such examination, he shall 
be certified for said office and shall be deemed to be perma- 
nently appointed thereto without serving any probationary 
period. 



Chap.153 



102 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 154, 155. 

Section 3. Section 2 of chapter 389 of the acts of 1928 
is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
in the current year by vote of the city council of the city of 
Boston, approved by the mayor of said city, but not other- 
wise. Approved March 4, 1957. 

Chap. 154 An Act validating the location of certain gas mains, 

LINES AND OTHER EQUIPMENT OF HAVERHILL GAS COM- 
PANY IN CERTAIN CITIES AND TOWNS SERVED BY SAID 
COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All locations of the mains and lines for the 
transmission and distribution of gas heretofore erected or ac- 
quired by the Haverhill Gas Company in, upon, along, un- 
der or over the public ways and places of the cities and towns 
of Haverhill, Merrimac, Amesbury, Salisbury, Newburyport, 
Newbury, Groveland, Georgetown, Rowley, Ipswich, Hamil- 
ton, Wenham, Topsfield, Boxford, Essex and Manchester, 
and the pipes, valves, governors, manholes and other struc- 
tures, fixtures and appurtenances designed to sustain, 
protect or operate said mains and lines and actually in place 
on the effective date of this act are hereby made lawful 
notwithstanding any previous lack of valid locations therefor, 
or any informality in the proceedings relative to their loca- 
tion and erection; provided, that the validation aforesaid 
shall not be effective with respect to the said mains and lines, 
structures and fixtures of said company in said cities and 
towns unless the company owning the same shall have filed, 
not later than March thirty-first, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-seven, with the clerk of each of said cities and towns a 
map or maps showing the location therein of said mains, lines, 
structures and fixtures. 

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

(The foregoing was laid before the governor on the twenty-sixth 
day of February, 1957, and after five days it had "the force of 
a law" , as prescribed by the constitution, as it was not returned 
by him with his objections thereto within that time.) 

Chap. 155 An Act providing for the right of appeal from any 
order decisive of the issues in petitions for certi- 
orari OR MANDAMUS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section ID of chapter 213 of the General Laws, inserted 
by section 4 of chapter 374 of the acts of 1943, is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "judgment", in line 1, 
the words : — or any order decisive of the issues, — so that 
the first sentence will read as follows: — A person ag- 
grieved by a final judgment or any order decisive of the 
issues rendered by a single justice of the supreme judicial 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 156, 157. 103 

court or by the superior court upon a petition for a writ of 
certiorari or a writ of mandamus may appeal therefrom to 
the full court of the supreme judicial court. 

Approved March 5, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the department of public utilities Chap. 156 
TO exempt railroads from any or all of the pro- 
visions OF LAW RELATING TO THE EQUIPMENT AND OPERA- 
TION OF DRAWBRIDGES, IF SUCH DRAWBRIDGES HAVE NOT 
BEEN OPENED FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS. 

Be it enacted, etc. , as follows: 

Chapter 1G0 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 127, as appearing in the Tercentenary 
Edition, the following section: — Section 127 A. The de- 
partment of public utilities may exempt any railroad cor- 
poration or other person operating a railroad from compliance 
with any or all of the provisions of sections one hundred and 
twenty to one hundred and twenty-five, inclusive, as to any 
drawbridge upon its line which has not been opened for a 
period of five years or more. 

Approved March 5, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the city of springfield to use Chap. 157 

CERTAIN PARK LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Springfield is hereby authorized 
to use for the erection of a public school building and for 
other school purposes, and for all purposes for which a city 
has the power to hold and convey property, the two parcels 
of land now owned and held by said city under the control 
of the department of public parks bounded and described as 
follows: — 

Parcel 1. Beginning at a point in the westerly line of 
Cortland street, said point being the northerly terminus of 
the said westerly line of Cortland street and the south- 
westerly corner of the premises conveyed; thence north 
19° 10' 35" east along other land of the Springfield park 
department a distance of four hundred four and 62/100 
(404.62) feet to a point near the southerly edge of Blunt 
Park Dingle road (so called); thence along the southerly 
side of Blunt Park Dingle road by a curve to the right with 
a radius of six hundred twenty and 32/100 (620.32) feet an 
arc distance of one hundred sixty-six and 32/100 (166.32) 
feet; thence continuing along the said southerly side of 
Blunt Park Dingle road south 68° 31' 19" east a distance of 
one hundred eighty-two and 16/100 (182.16) feet; thence by 
a curve to the right along the southerly side of Blunt Park 
Dingle road with a radius of one thousand seventy-two and 
84/100 (1072.84) feet an arc distance of one hundred seventy- 
nine and 58/100 (179.58) feet; thence along the southerly 



104 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 157. 

side of Blunt Park Dingle road by a curve to the left with a 
radius of two hundred twenty and 76/100 (220.76) feet an 
arc distance of one hundred seventy-six and 66/100 (176.66) 
feet; thence north 75° 08' 03" east along the southerly side 
of Blunt Park Dingle road a distance of eighty-eight and 
48/100 (88.48) feet; thence by a curve to the right with a 
radius of one hundred thirty (130.00) feet an arc distance 
of one hundred twenty-nine and 88/100 (129.88) feet; 
thence south 47° 37' 30" east a distance of one hundred 
eighty-three and 81/100 (183.81) feet to the northeasterly 
corner of the Bay Path Cemetery; thence south 72° 43' 52" 
west along the northerly boundary of said Bay Path Ceme- 
tery a distance of one hundred fifty-three and 98/100 
(153.98) feet; thence south 42° 10' 00" east along the 
westerly boundary of Bay Path Cemetery a distance of two 
hundred eighty-eight (288.00) feet; to a stone bound in the 
northerly boundary of the lots fronting on Amore road; 
thence north 74° 39' 00" west along the northerly boundary 
line of the lots on the northerly side of Amore road a dis- 
tance of one thousand thirteen and 88/100 (1013.88) feet; 
thence south 75° 56' 00" west along land now or formerly of 
Donald S. and June L. Thomas and the northerly end of 
Cortland street a distance of two hundred twelve and 
25/100 (212.25) feet to the point of beginning. Containing 
seven and one hundred six one thousandths (7.106) acres. 

Parcel 2. Beginning at a point in the westerly side of 
Cortland street; said point being one hundred thirty-seven 
and 05/100 (137.05) feet southerly of the northerly terminus 
of said Cortland street as measured along the said westerly 
line of Cortland street; thence north 74° 03' 48" west along 
other land of the Springfield park department a distance of 
three hundred forty-one and 98/100 (341.98) feet to land 
now or formerly of Martin J. and Mary H. Shaughnessy; 
thence south 19° 10' 17" west along said land of Shaugh- 
nessy a distance fifty (50.00) feet to other land of the Spring- 
field park department; thence south 80° 49' 43" east along 
land of said park department a distance of two and 96/100 
(2.96) feet; thence south 74° 03' 48" east continuing along 
other land of the park department a distance of three 
hundred sixty-one and 42/100 (361.42) feet to the westerly 
line of Cortland street; thence north 3° 35' 00" west along 
the said westerly line of Cortland street a distance of fifty- 
two and 73/100 (52.73) feet to the point of beginning. 
Containing 17,666 square feet. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Springfield, subject to the 
provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 5, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 158, 159. 105 



An Act requiring credit unions to furnish certain Chap 158 

INFORMATION ON DEMAND IN VETERANS' BENEFITS CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The seventh paragraph of section 2 of chapter 115 of the 
General Laws, as most recently amended by section 1 of 
chapter 395 of the acts of 1956, is hereby further amended 
by inserting before the word "or", in line 5, the words: — , 
credit union, — so as to read as follows: — 

He may, by a written demand signed by him or by his 
duly authorized agent, require the treasurer of a savings 
bank, institution for savings, national bank, trust company, 
co-operative bank, benefit association, insurance company, 
credit union or safe deposit company, to inform him of the 
amounts at any time deposited with such corporation or 
association to the credit of a recipient of veterans' benefits 
under this chapter, or an applicant therefor, or at any time 
withdrawn from such corporation or association by such 
recipient or applicant, or the amounts loaned to such re- 
cipient or applicant for the purchase of real property under 
the terms of a mortgage and the present balance due thereon, 
and, in like manner, may require the employer of any such 
recipient or applicant, or of any child of such recipient or 
applicant living in his household, to inform him of the 
amount of money at any time paid by such employer to such 
recipient, applicant or child, and any treasurer or employer 
who refuses to furmsh such information or who wilfully ren- 
ders false information in reply to such demand shall forfeit 
fifty dollars to the use of the commonwealth. 

Approved March 5, 1957. 

An Act to prohibit railroad corporations from elimi- Chap. 159 

NATING PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE WITHOUT A PRIOR 
PUBLIC HEARING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 160 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 128 the following section: — Section 
128 A. A railroad corporation which has scheduled and 
operated a passenger train on a regular schedule for twelve 
consecutive months or more, except for holidays or interrup- 
tions caused by storms or other causes beyond its control, 
shall not discontinue the operation of such train or cut 
out more than ten per cent of its station stops, except with 
the written approval of the department after public hearing, 
notice of which hearing and proposed discontinuance shall 
be posted by the corporation at the stations involved for a 
period of fifteen days immediately preceding said public 
hearing. The department shall render a decision on its 
findings within a period of sixty days after said public 
hearing. Approved March 5, 1957. 



106 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 160, 161, 162. 

Chap. 160 An Act relative to contracts of conditional sales of 

PERSONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 255 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 13G, inserted by section 2 of chapter 509 
of the acts of 1939, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing section: — Section 1SG. Violation of any provision of 
section twelve, twelve A, twelve B, thirteen, thirteen D, 
thirteen E or thirteen F shall be punished by a fine of not 
less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars. 

Approved March 5, 1957. 

Chap. 161 An Act relative to the conducting of the business 

OF A DECEASED INSURANCE AGENT OR BROKER BY THE 
SURVIVING SPOUSE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 175 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 174D, inserted by chapter 155 of the 
acts of 1955, and inserting in place thereof the following 
section: — Section 17 4D. The business conducted by a 
duly licensed insurance agent or broker, including but not 
limited to the business conducted by him separately from 
the business conducted by an insurance agency in w T hich he 
was a partner at the time of his death, may be continued by 
the surviving spouse; provided, that such business is con- 
ducted under the supervision of a duly licensed agent or 
broker. Approved March 6, 1957. 

Chap.162 An Act authorizing the commissioner of labor and 

INDUSTRIES TO SUSPEND THE OPERATION OF CERTAIN 
LABOR LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The commissioner of labor and industries is hereby author- 
ized, in conformity w r ith Article XX of Part the First of the 
Constitution of the Commonwealth, to suspend until July 
first, nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, 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 employ- 
ment of women, or of minors over the age of sixteen, or both. 
The commissioner 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 hard- 
ship in an industry, branch of an industry, or individual 
establishment require or justify the suspension of any pro- 
vision 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, 
operations or occupations within an establishment, or a 



Acts, 1957. —Chaps. 163, 164, 165. 107 

particular industry or branch of an industry. The com- 
missioner 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 authorized by this act. 

Approved March 6, 1957. 

An Act defining the word applicant as used in the Chap. 163 

SUBDIVISION CONTROL LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 81L of chapter 41 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after the introductory paragraph, as 
appearing in section 7 of chapter 674 of the acts of 1953, 
the following paragraph : — 

"Applicant" shall include an owner, or his agent or repre- 
sentative. Approved March 6, 1957. 

An Act redefining "world war ii veteran" for civil Chap. 164 

SERVICE PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The fifth paragraph of clause Forty-third of 
section 7 of chapter 4 of the General Laws, as appearing in 
section 1 of chapter 627 of the acts of 1954, is hereby amended 
by inserting after the word "forty-six", in line 4, the words: 
— , except that for the purposes of chapter thirty-one it shall 
mean all active service between the dates of September 
sixteenth, nineteen hundred and forty and June twenty- 
fifth, nineteen hundred and fifty. 

Section 2. This act shall apply only to veterans who 
submit proof of such service on and after the effective date 
of this act. Approved March 6, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the director of the commercial Chap. 165 

MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
UTILITIES TO DESTROY OR DISPOSE OF CERTAIN OBSOLETE 
RECORDS AND PLATES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 159B of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 12 the following section: — Section 
12 A. The director of the commercial motor vehicle division 
may destroy applications filed under this chapter for dis- 
tinguishing plates, except those of the current calendar year 
and the year next preceding. He may destroy or dispose 
of any returned or obsolete distinguishing plates which, in his 
opinion, are no longer of any value to the commonwealth. 
He may also destroy or otherwise dispose of certificates, 
permits or licenses which have been cancelled, revoked or 
reclassified under the provisions of the General Laws and 
which have not been effective for five years from the date of 



108 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 166, 167. 

such cancellation, revocation or reclassification. He may 
likewise dispose of or destroy applications for certificates, 
permits or licenses which have been denied or dismissed 
after the expiration of five years from the date of such 
denial or dismissal. Approved March 6, 1957. 

Chap. 166 An Act regulating the operation of motor vehicles 

ON ONE-WAY STREETS APPROACHING AN INTERSECTION 
FOR A LEFT TURN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 14 of chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the last sentence, as appearing in 
chapter 324 of the acts of 1948, and inserting in place thereof 
the following two sentences: — When approaching for a left 
turn on a two-way street, an operator shall do so in the lane 
of traffic to the right of and nearest to the center fine of the 
roadway and the left turn shall be made by passing to the 
right of the center line of the entering way where it enters 
the intersection from his left. When approaching for a left 
turn on a one-way street, an operator shall do so in the lane 
of traffic nearest to the left-hand side of the roadway and 
as close as practicable to the left-hand curb or edge of road- 
way. Approved March 6, 1957. 

Chap. 167 An Act establishing in the town of palmer represen- 
tative TOWN GOVERNMENT BY LIMITED TOWN MEETINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There is hereby established in the town of 
Palmer the form of representative town government by 
limited town meetings hereinafter set forth. 

Section 2. Upon the acceptance of this act by the town, 
the selectmen shall divide the territory of the town into 
seven voting precincts, as nearly equal as possible. Pre- 
cincts shall be plainly designated and so established as to 
consist of compact and contiguous territory, and shall be 
bounded so far as possible by the center line of highways 
or by other well defined limits. 

Section 3. The representative town meeting membership 
in each precinct shall consist of the largest number divisible 
by three which will permit a representation of one town 
meeting member for each fifty registered voters or major 
fraction thereof as nearly as may be. 

Section 4. The registered voters in each precinct shall 
at the first annual town election held after the acceptance 
of this act, and those in any precinct affected by a revision 
of precincts at the first annual town election following such 
revision, shall elect by ballot the number of registered voters 
provided for in section three as town meeting members. 
The town clerk shall after every election of town meeting 
members, forthwith notify each such member by mail of his 
election. 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 167. 109 

Section 5. The first third of the members so elected in 
each precinct, in the order of number of votes received, shall 
serve for three years, the second third for two years, and the 
remaining third for one year from the day of the annual town 
meeting. In case of a tie vote affecting the division into 
thirds, the members elected from the precinct shall determine 
the same by ballot. Thereafter, except as otherwise pro- 
vided herein, the registered voters of each precinct shall, in 
like manner, at each annual town election elect for the term 
of three years one third of the number to which the precinct 
is entitled, and shall fill for the unexpired term any vacancy 
then existing iti the number of town meeting members in the 
precinct. 

Section 6. The boundaries of precincts shall be reviewed, 
and if need be wholly or partially revised by the selectmen 
prior to the twentieth day of November in every fifth year 
after the acceptance of this act or prior to the same date in 
any year when so directed by vote of a representative town 
meeting held not later than the twentieth day of August. 

Section 7. The selectmen shall, within thirty days after 
the establishment or revision of any precinct, file a report 
of their action with the town clerk, the registrars of voters 
and the assessors, with a map or description of the precincts 
and the names and residences of the registered voters therein. 
They also shall cause to be posted in the town office and at 
least one public place in each precinct a map or description 
of each precinct as established or revised from time to 
time, with the names and residences of the registered voters 
therein. 

Section 8. The division of the town into precincts and 
any revision of precincts shall take effect upon the date of 
filing of the report by the selectmen with the town clerk. 
Whenever precincts are established or revised the town clerk 
forthwith shall give written notice thereof to the state 
secretary, stating the number and designation of the pre- 
cincts. The terms of office of the town meeting members 
from any precinct which is so revised shall cease upon the 
election of their successors. 

Section 9. Meetings of the registered voters of the sev- 
eral precincts for elections, for primaries, and for voting upon 
any question to be submitted to all the voters of the town, 
shall be held on the same day and at the same hour and at 
such place or places within the town as the selectmen shall 
in the warrant for such meeting direct. The election of town 
meeting members shall be held in conformity with the laws 
relating to elections, and the provisions of chapters fifty 
to fifty-six, inclusive, of the General Laws, relating to 
precinct voting at elections, shall apply to all elections and 
primaries in the town so far as the same are not inconsistent 
with this act. 

Section 10. Any representative town meeting held in the 
town shall be limited to the elected town meeting members. 



110 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 167. 

Section 11. The town clerk shall notify town meeting 
members of the time and place at which town meetings are 
to be held, the notices to be sent by mail at least seven days 
before the meeting. The town meeting members shall be 
the judges of the election and qualifications of their mem- 
bers. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum 
for doing business. A lesser number may organize tem- 
porarily and may adjourn from time to time, but a meeting 
shall not adjourn over the date of an election of town meeting 
members. The town meeting members shall receive no 
compensation. All town meetings shall be public. Subject 
to such conditions as may be determined from time to time 
by the members of the representative town meeting, any 
registered voter of the town who is not a town meeting mem- 
ber may speak at any meeting but shall not vote. 

Section 12. A town meeting member may resign by filing 
a written resignation with the town clerk, effective upon the 
date of filing. A member who removes from the town shall 
cease to be a member, and a member who removes from the 
precinct from which he was elected may serve only until the 
next annual town meeting. 

Section 13. The nomination of candidates for town 
meeting members shall be made by nomination papers which 
shall be signed by not less than ten voters of the precinct in 
which the candidate resides, and shall be filed with the town 
clerk at last ten days before the election. However, any 
town meeting member may become a candidate for re-election 
by giving written notice to the town clerk at least thirty days 
before the election, and to the name of a candidate for re- 
election may be added the words "candidate for re-election". 
Nomination papers shall bear no political designation and 
shall not be valid for any candidate whose written acceptance 
is not endorsed thereon or attached thereto when filed. 

Section 14. 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 to referenda 
and all matters to be acted upon and determined by ballot, 
shall be acted upon and determined by the registered voters 
of the town in their respective precincts. All other articles 
in the warrant shall be acted upon and determined exclu- 
sively 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 referendum as 
hereinafter provided. 

Section 15. A moderator shall be elected by ballot at 
each annual town meeting, and shall serve at all town meet- 
ings, except as otherwise provided by law, until a successor is 
elected and qualified. The nomination and election of a 
moderator shall be the same as for 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 the moderator is absent, a moderator pro tempore may 
be elected by the town meeting members. 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 167. Ill 

Section 16. A vacancy in the full number of town 
meeting members from any precinct, arising from any 
cause, may be filled until the next annual election by the 
remaining town meeting members of the precinct from 
among the registered voters of such precinct. Upon petition, 
signed by not less than ten town meeting members from the 
precinct, the town clerk shall give notice of any vacancy to 
the remaining members from the precinct. He shall call a 
special meeting of such members for the purpose of filling 
the vacancy, and shall give five days' notice by mail to every 
such member, specifying the object, time and place of the 
meeting. 

Section 17. A majority of the members of such meeting 
shall constitute a quorum, and they shall elect from their own 
number a chairman and a clerk. The vote shall be by ballot, 
and a majority of the votes cast shall be required for a choice. 
The chairman and clerk shall count the ballots, make a cer- 
tificate of the choice and file the same with the town clerk, 
together with a written acceptance by the person chosen. 
Such person shall thereupon be deemed to be elected as a 
town meeting member. 

Section 18. The following votes of a representative town 
meeting shall not be operative until after the expiration of 
five days, exclusive of Sundays and holidays, after the ad- 
journment of the meeting: — (a) authorizing the expenditure 
of twenty thousand dollars or more as a special appropria- 
tion; (b) establishing a new board or office; (c) abolishing an 
old board or office; (d) merging two or more boards or 
offices; (e) fixing the term of office of town officers where such 
term is optional; (/) increasing or reducing the number of 
members of a board ; (g) adopting a new by-law; (h) amend- 
ing or repealing an existing by-law. 

Section 19. If within said five days a petition signed by 
not less than three per cent of the registered voters of the 
town is filed with the selectmen asking that any question 
involved in such a vote be submitted to the voters of the town 
at large, then the selectmen after the expiration of five days 
shall call a special meeting for the sole purpose of presenting 
the question to the registered voters at large. The polls shall 
be opened not later than two o'clock in the afternoon and 
closed not earlier than eight o'clock in the evening. The votes 
shall be taken by ballot and the check list shall be used in 
the same manner as in the election of town officers. 

Section 20. The questions submitted shall be determined 
by a maj ority vote of the registered voters of the town voting 
thereon, but no action of the representative town meeting 
shall be reversed unless at least twenty per cent of the regis- 
tered voters shall so vote. Each question shall be placed 
upon the official ballot in the following form: — "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 five days, the vote of the representative town 



112 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 168. 

meeting shall become operative and effective upon the ex- 
piration of that period. 

Section 21. The town of Palmer, after the acceptance of 
this act, shall have the capacity to act through and to be 
bound by its town meeting members, who when convened 
from time to time shall constitute representative town meet- 
ings. The representative town meetings shall have and may 
exercise exclusively all powers vested in the municipal cor- 
poration, so far as will conform to the provisions of this act. 
Action taken by any representative town meeting in con- 
formity with all provisions of law now or hereafter applicable 
to the transaction of town affairs in town meetings, shah have 
the same force and effect as if such action had been taken in a 
town meeting open to all the voters of the town as organized 
and conducted before the establishment of representative 
town meeting government. 

Section 22. This act shall not abridge the right of the 
inhabitants of the town to hold general meetings, as secured 
to them by the constitution of the commonwealth, nor confer 
upon any representative town meeting the power finally to 
commit the town to any measure affecting its municipal exist- 
ence or substantially changing its form of government with- 
out action thereon by the voters of the town at large, using 
the ballot and check list therefor. 

Section 23. This act shall be submitted to the registered 
voters of the town of Palmer for acceptance at the annual 
town meeting in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-eight. 
The vote shall be taken by ballot in precincts in accordance 
with the provisions of the General Laws, so far as the same 
shall be applicable. The question to be placed upon the 
official ballot to be used for the election of town officers shall 
be: — "Shall an act passed by the general court in the year 
nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, entitled 'An Act estab- 
lishing in the town of Palmer representative town govern- 
ment by limited town meetings', be accepted by this town?" 

Section 24. If this act is rejected by the registered voters 
of the town when first submitted, it may again be submitted 
for acceptance in like manner from time to time at any annual 
town meeting within five years thereafter. 

Section 25. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the voters voting thereon for all purposes in- 
cidental to the next annual town election in the town, and it 
shall take full effect beginning with said election. 

Approved March 6, 1957. 

Chap. 168 An Act regulating the filing of applications for 

HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY BY HOUSING AUTHORITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc.. as follows: 

Chapter 121 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 26 W, as amended b} r chapter 466 of the 
acts of 1956, and inserting in place thereof the following 
section: — Section 26V V. The commonwealth, acting by 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 169. 113 

and through the state housing board, may enter into a con- 
tract or contracts with a housing authority for state financial 
assistance in the form of a guarantee by the commonwealth 
of bonds and notes, or either bonds or notes, of the housing 
authority issued to finance the cost of a project or projects 
or a part or parts of a project or projects to provide housing 
for elderly persons of low income; provided, however, that 
no such contract for financial assistance applicable to the 
construction of a new project for the housing of elderly 
persons shall be entered into with the housing authority of a 
town in which a veterans' housing project or project for the 
housing of elderly persons has already been constructed unless 
the construction of such new project has first been approved 
by vote of an annual town meeting or a special town meeting 
called therefor. The amount of bonds and notes, or bonds 
or notes, guaranteed by the commonwealth under this sec- 
tion shall not exceed thirty million dollars. Each contract 
for state financial assistance shall provide that the common- 
wealth will pay to the housing authority annual contribu- 
tions; provided, however, that the total amount of annual 
contributions contracted for by the commonwealth for any 
one year shall not exceed seven hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars. Each such annual contribution by the common- 
wealth shall be paid by the commonwealth upon approval and 
certification by the state housing board to the state comp- 
troller. The provisions of section twenty-six NN and 
twenty-six 00 shall, so far as apt, be applicable to contracts 
for state financial assistance under this section. 

Approved March 6, 1957. 

An Act extending the existence of the mashpee ad- Chap. 169 

VISORY COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 223 of the acts of 1932, 
as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 249 of the 
acts of 1954, is hereby further amended by striking out, in 
line 8, the word "fifty-seven" and insetting in place thereof 
the word: — sixty, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. 
There is hereby established an unpaid commission, under the 
title of the Mashpee Advisory Commission, hereinafter called 
the commission, to consist of three members, each of whom 
shall be the head of a state department or the head of a 
division or bureau thereof, designated by the governor, with 
the advice and consent of the council, and shall serve for a 
period terminating April fifteenth, nineteen hundred and 
sixty. The governor, with like advice and consent, shall, 
from time to time, designate one of the members as chair- 
man, may remove any member and shall fill any vacancy 
in the commission for the unexpired term. The action of any 
two of the members shall constitute the action of the com- 
mission; and whenever any action by the commission is re- 
quired to be in writing, such writing shall be sufficient when 



114 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 170, 171. 

signed by any two of the members. The commission may 
employ, at the expense of the town of Mashpee, such assist- 
ants as it may deem necessary. The commission may assign 
for specific or general employment one or more persons within 
a state department or division or bureau in charge of any 
member of the commission, and any expense incurred by 
reason of such assignment shall be certified by the com- 
mission to the state treasurer, and shall be collected by him 
as an additional state tax upon said town. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 7, 1957. 

Chap.170 An Act extending the authorization of insurance 

COMPANIES TO INCLUDE OTHER COVERAGE OF COMMERCIAL 
PROPERTY IN A FIRE INSURANCE POLICY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 175 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 54E the following section: — Section 
54F '• Any company authorized to insure against loss or 
damage by fire, which has been actively engaged in the fire 
insurance business in one or more states of the United States 
continuously for ten years or more, or whose predecessor or 
predecessors, if any prior to merger or consolidation, shall 
have been so engaged for such period, may, notwithstanding 
the provisions of sections forty-eight, fifty-one, clause 
(e) of fifty-four, or fifty-four B, insure against loss or damage 
to, or the legal liability of the insured with respect to, com- 
mercial property, including goods in storage and in transit, 
stocks of merchandise, furniture and fixtures, equipment, 
materials and supplies and the insured's interests in im- 
provements and betterments, whether the property of the 
insured or the property of others, while anywhere within the 
continental United States or in transit in Canada; provided, 
that insurance against loss or damage by perils other than 
the peril of fire may be written only when insurance against 
the peril of fire is written in the same policy and on forms 
which have been submitted to and approved by the com- 
missioner; and provided, further, that no such company 
shall issue any insurance under the authority of this section 
unless it possesses a surplus to policyholders of not less than 
five hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars or until it has 
made reinsurance arrangements satisfactory to the com- 
missioner, as provided in section twenty. 

Approved March 8, 1957. 

Chap. 11 \ An Act relative to the name of a certain public way 

in THE city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of 
general or special law, the public way laid out in the city of 



Acts. 1957. — Chaps. 172, 173, 174. 115 

Boston with the name of Daytona Terrace by an order passed 
by the public improvement commission of said city on 
November 7, 1950, and approved by the mayor of said 
city the same day, a copy of which order was recorded on 
November 23. 1950 with Suffolk Deeds, book 7200, page 213, 
shall, from and after the acceptance of this act, be known as 
O'Donnell Terrace. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of said public improvement commission, approved 
by said mayor, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 8, 1957. 

An Act providing for the imposition of a fine for the Chart. 172 

VIOLATION OF A CONDITION OF AN OPEN-AIR PARKING 
SPACE LICENSE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 56 of chapter 148 of the General Laws, as appear- 
ing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by in- 
serting before the word "engages", in line 14, the words: — 
violates any condition of his license or. 

Approved March 8, 1957. 

An Act authorizing and approving the employment of Chap.173 

MARJORIE ANDREWS BY THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WELFARE 
OF THE TOWN OF NANTUCKET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The employment of Marjorie Andrews as a junior clerk 
and typist by the board of public welfare of the town of 
Nantucket for a period commencing on December sixteen, 
nineteen hundred and fifty-five and concluding on October 
four, nineteen hundred and fifty-six is hereby authorized 
and approved notwithstanding that such employment had 
not been given prior approval by the division of civil service. 

Approved March 8, 1957. 

An Act clarifying the provisions of law imposing an ChapA74 

EXCISE TAX UPON MOTOR VEHICLES OPERATED FOR HIRE 
IN TOWING SERVICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws, as most 
recently amended by section 1 of chapter 640 of the acts of 
1954, is hereby further amended by striking out the last 
paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following 
paragraph : — 

Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, 
motor vehicles or trailers ow-ned or controlled by any person 
to whom there has been issued a general distinguishing num- 
ber or mark under section five of chapter ninety and which 



116 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 175, 176. 

are operated for hire in towing other vehicles, shall be sub- 
ject to the excise imposed by this section. 

Approved March 8, 1957. 

Chap.175 An Act relative to the construction and maintenance 

OF A TUNNEL UNDER CASTLE 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 a public hearing thereon, the public improve- 
ment commission of the city of Boston may, with the ap- 
proval of the mayor, grant and issue a permit to Boston 
Housing Authority, a public body politic and corporate 
organized under the Housing Authority Law of the common- 
wealth of Massachusetts, its successors and assigns, herein- 
after referred to as the abutter, to construct a tunnel under 
Castle street in the city of Boston to provide access for 
railroad facilities under said Castle street to adjacent land 
owned by the abutter, and on such conditions and subject 
to such restrictions as said public improvement commission 
may prescribe, permanently to maintain such tunnel. 

Section 2. No part of such tunnel shall be constructed 
under any portions of said street not owned in fee by the 
abutter without the written consent of the owner of such 
portions in each instance. Such consent of the city of 
Boston may be given by said public improvement com- 
mission with the approval of the mayor. 

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

Approved March 11, 1957. 

Chap. 176 An Act authorizing the Trinitarian congregational 

CHURCH OF TEMPLETON AND THE FIRST PARISH CHURCH 
OF TEMPLETON (UNITARIAN) TO UNITE AS A CORPORATION 
UNDER THE NAME OF THE FIRST CHURCH OF TEMPLETON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Trinitarian Congregational Church of 
Templeton, an incorporated religious society incorporated 
under general law, and the First Parish Church of Templeton 
(Unitarian), a voluntary religious association, upon the ac- 
ceptance of this act by a majority vote of the members of 
each of said churches present and voting at meetings duly 
called for the purpose, and by the recording with the secre- 
tary of the commonwealth and in the registry of deeds for 
the county of Worcester of certificates of said votes, duly 
made and sworn to by the respective clerks or recording 
officers of said churches, shall be united as a corporation 
under the name of the First Church of Templeton, and 
thereupon all members of said Trinitarian Congregational 
Church of Templeton and of the First Parish Church of 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 177. 117 

Templeton (Unitarian) shall be members of the First Church 
of Templeton. 

Section 2. Said First Church of Templeton shall in all 
respects be the continuance of and the lawful successor to 
each and both of said united churches, and shall have all the 
powers, franchises, privileges, property and rights of every 
kind which the said churches have heretofore acquired or en- 
joyed by statute, vote, gift, grant, usage, prescription, or 
otherwise, subject to any uses and trusts upon which the 
same are now held, and shall assume, and be subject to, all 
the duties and liabilities to which each of said churches has 
heretofore been subject. All bequests, devises, conveyances 
and gifts heretofore or hereafter made to the Trinitarian 
Congregational Church of Templeton and to the First Parish 
Church of Templeton (Unitarian), however designated, and 
all powers and privileges thereof shall vest in and shall have 
full force and effect in the First Church of Templeton. 

Section 3. At any time after the acceptance of this act, 
as provided in section one, the treasurers of the said Trini- 
tarian Congregational Church of Templeton and the First 
Parish Church of Templeton (Unitarian) are hereby author- 
ized to execute and deliver all papers and documents that 
may be deemed necessary and proper for effecting the trans- 
fer of their property of every kind to the said First Church 
of Templeton. 

Section 4. The proceedings and votes of the said Trini- 
tarian Congregational Church of Templeton and of the said 
First Parish Church of Templeton (Unitarian), relative to 
the merger of said churches and their change of names, taken 
prior to the acceptance of this act and all acts in pursuance 
thereof, are hereby ratified, confirmed, and validated, any 
informalities, errors or omissions to the contrary notwith- 
standing. 

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

Approved March 11, 1957. 

An Act adding burglary, livestock and reinsurance Chav 177 

TO THE KINDS OF COVERAGE WHICH A RECIPROCAL IN- 
SURANCE EXCHANGE MAY INCLUDE IN ITS CONTRACTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 175 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 94B, as amended by section 5 of chapter 
384 of the acts of 1955, and inserting in place thereof 
the following section: — Section 94B. Individuals, partner- 
ships and corporations of this commonwealth designated in 
section ninety-four A as subscribers are hereby authorized 
to exchange reciprocal or inter-insurance contracts with 
each other or with individuals, partnerships and corpora- 
tions of other states and countries, providing indemnity 
among themselves from any loss or damage caused by any 
of the hazards specified in section forty-seven of this chapter 
and in chapter one hundred and fifty-two, which any one 



118 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 178, 179, 180. 

stock or mutual fire or liability insurance company or asso- 
ciation is now or may hereafter be authorized to transact, 
except the following clauses specified in said section forty- 
seven: Fourth, Tenth, Eleventh and Sixteenth, subject to 
sections ninety-four A to ninety-four M, inclusive. Such 
contracts may be executed by any attorney in fact duly 
authorized and acting for such subscribers. The principal 
office of the attorney in fact shall be maintained at such 
place as is designated by the subscribers in the power of 
attorney. Approved March 11, 1957. 

Chap. 178 An Act providing a penalty for interfering with a 

PUBLIC WEIGHER OF FISH OR HIS DEPUTIES, IN THE PER- 
FORMANCE OF THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 41 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 90 the following section: — Section 
90 A. Whoever hinders, or obstructs, or in any way inter- 
feres with a public weigher of fish or any of his deputies, 
in the performance of their official duties, shall be punished 
by a fine of not more than fifty dollars. 

Approved March 11, 1957. 

Chap.179 An Act placing the office of superintendent of public 

BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF PITTSFIELD UNDER THE CIVIL 
SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of superintendent of public build- 
ings of the city of Pittsfield shall, upon the effective date of 
this act, become subject to the civil service laws and rules, 
and the tenure of office of the incumbent thereof shall be un- 
limited, subject, however, to said laws. The incumbent of 
said office on said effective date shall be subjected to a quali- 
fying 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 per- 
manently appointed thereto without serving any proba- 
tionary period, and his tenure of office shall be unlimited, 
subject, however, to the provisions of said laws. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance during the current year by the mayor and city 
council of said city, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 12, 1957. 

Chap. 180 An Act providing for the reduction in the member- 
ship OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER 
FROM NINE MEMBERS TO SEVEN MEMBERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
ninety-six of chapter forty-three of the General Laws or any 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 181, 182. 119 

other general or special law. the city council of the city of 
Gloucester shall consist of seven members, all of whom shall 
be elected at large for terms of two years each by plurality 
voting at the next regular municipal election following the 
effective date of this act and at each regular municipal elec- 
tion thereafter. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the registered 
voters of the city of Gloucester at the next regular municipal 
election in the form of the following question which shall be 
placed upon the official ballot to be used at said election : — 
"Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-seven, entitled 'An Act providing 
for the reduction in the membership of the city council of 
the city of Gloucester from nine members to seven mem- 
bers', 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 March 13, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the city of lynn to sell a certain Chap.181 

PARCEL OF LAND IN SAID CITY ACQUIRED FOR WATER SUPPLY 
PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn, by its proper authorities, 
may sell, transfer and convey to the Lynnfield Water Dis- 
trict a certain parcel of land containing five thousand, nine 
hundred and forty-four square feet, situate in the town of 
Lynnfield, acquired by said city for water supply purposes, 
bounded as follows : — 

Westerly, b} r the Xewburyport Turnpike, sixty feet; north- 
erly by land of the city of Lynn, one hundred feet; easterly 
by other land of the city of Lynn, fifty-nine and ninety-nine 
hundredths feet; southerly by land of the city of Lynn, one 
hundred feet; all as shown on plan entitled, "Land of City 
of Lynn, Lynnfield, Mass., to be Used by the Lynnfield 
Water District for Pumping Station Purposes", dated 
November fourteen, nineteen hundred and fifty-six, signed 
by Edward S. Averell, four hundred and ninety-four Broad- 
way, Lynnfield, Mass. 

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

Approved March 13, 1957. 

An Act increasing the aggregate amount of accounts Chap. 182 

WHICH A MEMBER MAY OWN IN A CREDIT UNION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 10 of chapter 171 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the fourth sentence, as amended by 
chapter 287 of the acts of 1949, and inserting in place thereof 
the following sentence : — Every member of a credit union 



120 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 183. 

shall hold one share, and may hold shares or make deposits, 
or both, therein in his own name to an amount not exceed- 
ing four thousand dollars in the aggregate, exclusive of club 
deposits, and may allow dividends or interest on such ac- 
counts to accumulate until the principal of such accounts 
with the accrued dividends or interest thereon amounts to 
five thousand dollars in the aggregate, and, provided he is a 
member of a credit union having assets of two hundred thou- 
sand dollars or more and has no other account, he may 
jointly with another member hold shares or make deposits, 
or both, to an amount not exceeding eight thousand dollars 
in the aggregate, exclusive of club deposits, and may allow 
dividends or interest thereon to accumulate until the prin- 
cipal of such accounts with the accrued dividends or interest 
thereon amounts to ten thousand dollars in the aggregate. 

Approved March IS, 1957. 

Chap. 183 An Act relative to the investment by insurance 

COMPANIES IN MORTGAGES OF LEASEHOLD ESTATES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 63 of chapter 175 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out paragraph 7 and inserting in place 
thereof the following paragraph : — 

7. In loans upon improved and unencumbered real prop- 
erty in any state of the United States or in the District of 
Columbia or Puerto Rico, and upon leasehold estates in im- 
proved unencumbered real property where twenty-one years 
or more of the term is unexpired and where unencumbered 
except by rentals accruing therefrom to the owner of the fee, 
and where the mortgagee is entitled to be subrogated to all 
the rights under the leasehold. No loan on such real prop- 
erty or such leasehold estate shall exceed sixty-six and two 
thirds per cent of the fair market value thereof at the time 
of making such loan and a certificate of the value of such 
property shall be executed before the making of such loan 
by the persons making or authorizing such loan on behalf of 
the company, which certificate shall be recorded on the books 
of the company. The commissioner may from time to time 
establish a schedule of minimum payments which the com- 
pany shall require to be made annually on the principal of 
any such loan made in an amount in excess of sixty per cent 
of such value. Any such schedule shall apply to all such 
loans for which a company makes a commitment after thirty 
days from its receipt of a written notice of such schedule 
from the commissioner. Real property and leasehold estates 
shall not be deemed to be encumbered within the meaning 
of this paragraph by reason of the existence of instruments 
reserving mineral, oil or timber rights, rights of way, parking 
rights, sewer rights, or rights in walls, nor by reason of an 
option to purchase, nor by reason of any liens for taxes or 
assessments not delinquent, nor by reason of building restric- 
tions or other restrictive covenants, nor by the reason that 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 184, 185. 121 

it is subject to lease under which rents or profits are re- 
served to the owner; provided, that the security for such 
loan is a first lien upon such real property and that there is 
no condition or right of re-entry or forfeiture under which 
such lien can be cut off, subordinated or otherwise disturbed. 
No mortgage loan upon a leasehold shall be made or acquired 
by a company pursuant to this paragraph unless the terms 
thereof shall provide for amortization payments to be made 
by the borrower on the principal thereof at least once in 
each year in amounts sufficient to completely amortize the 
loan within a period of four fifths of the term of the leasehold 
which is unexpired at the time the loan is made. Nothing 
in this paragraph shall be construed to prohibit the making 
of a loan under section twenty-eight A of chapter one hun- 
dred and eighty-three. Approved March IS, 1957. 

Ax Act relative to the elimination of certain hear- Chap. 184: 

INGS ON PETITIONS FOR ADOPTION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 2A of chapter 210 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out paragraph (E), as appearing in 
section 1 of chapter 649 of the acts of 1954, and inserting in 
place thereof the following paragraph : — 

(E) The petition for adoption has been approved in writ- 
ing by the department of public welfare or by an agency 
authorized by said department. Any petitioner aggrieved 
by the refusal of the department or of an agency to approve 
such petition after being requested to do so, may appeal 
such refusal to the probate court in which the petition for 
adoption is pending, which court shall make final determina- 
tion as to the allowance or dismissal of the petition. 

Approved March 14, 1957. 

An Act providing for one additional assistant district Chap, 185 

ATTORNEY FOR THE SUFFOLK DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 14 of chapter 12 of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph, as 
most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 582 of the 
acts of 1955, and inserting in place thereof the following 
paragraph: — 

For the Suffolk district, twenty-four assistant district 
attorneys. 

Section 2. Section 1G of said chapter 12, as most re- 
cently amended by section 1 of chapter 686 of the acts of 
1956, is hereby further amended by striking out the second 
paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following para- 
graph : — 

For the Suffolk district, one assistant, nine thousand nine 
hundred dollars, to be designated as head of the homicide 



122 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 186, 187. 

division; two assistants, nine thousand seven hundred 
dollars; four assistants, seven thousand seven hundred 
dollars; two assistants, six thousand six hundred dollars; 
five assistants, six thousand dollars; and ten assistants, five 
thousand dollars. Approved March 15, 1957. 

Chap.l&Q An Act authorizing the trustees of amherst college 

TO HOLD REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY WITHOUT LIMIT 
ON THE AMOUNT OF INCOME THEREFROM. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, which is to permit forthwith the Trustees 
of Amherst College to take and hold additional real and 
personal property, 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 90 of the acts of 1931 is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out section 2 and inserting in place thereof the following 
section: — Section 2. The Trustees of Amherst College, 
for the purposes set forth in the act establishing said college, 
being chapter eighty-four of the acts of eighteen hundred 
and twenty-four, and in the several acts in addition thereto, 
including this act, are hereby authorized to acquire by gift, 
grant, bequest, devise or otherwise, lands, tenements or 
other estate, real or personal, in any amount, and to hold, 
manage, and from time to time to invest and re-invest the 
same, or the proceeds of any sale thereof, for the purposes 
aforesaid. Approved March 15, 1957. 

Chap. 187 An Act relative to the segregation and inspection of 

PAPERS CONCERNING ADOPTIONS IN THE PROBATE COURTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section 5C of chapter 210 of the General 
Laws, inserted by chapter 173 of the acts of 1951, is hereby 
amended by striking out, in lines 4 and 5, the words ", after 
the entry of a decree of adoption thereon", — and by strik- 
ing out, in lines 6 and 7, the words "or their attorney of 
record" and inserting in place thereof the words: — their 
attorney of record, the persons appearing in opposition to 
such petition or their attorneys of record, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 5C. All petitions for adoption, all re- 
ports submitted thereunder and all pleadings, papers or 
documents filed in connection therewith shall not be avail- 
able for inspection except by the adopting parent or parents, 
the child or person adopted, their attorney of record, the 
persons appearing in opposition to such petition or their 
attorneys of record, unless a judge of probate, or the register 
or an assistant register of probate of the county where such 
records are kept, for good cause shown, shall otherwise order. 
Such petitions, reports, pleadings, papers and documents 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 188, 189. 123 

shall be segregated. The prohibition of this section shall not 
apply to the docket entries in the permanent docket, record 
books and index of the court. 

Section 2. This act shall apply to petitions for adoption 
filed before as well as after the effective date of this act. 

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

Approved March 15, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the city of lowell to borrow Chap. 188 

ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF OFF-STREET 
PARKING FACILITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 362 of the acts of 1955 is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "aggregate", in 
line 12, the words: — one million,. 

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

Approved March 15, 1957. 

An Act enlarging the objects of the andover village Chap. 189 

IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY AND AUTHORIZING SAID SOCIETY 
TO SELL OR DONATE CERTAIN PROPERTY HELD BY IT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 139 of the Special Acts of 1915 is 
hereby amended by striking out section 7 and inserting in 
place thereof the following section : — Section 7. Said new 
corporation may obtain by purchase, gift or otherwise, lands 
in Andover and may hold, develop and administer the said 
lands for conservation, park and pleasure purposes, and for 
the purpose of forest reservations; provided, that the public 
shall always have free access to said lands and parks under 
reasonable regulations prescribed by said trustees. Said new 
corporation may, by two-thirds vote of its trustees, donate 
land or other property of the corporation, whether real or 
personal, to the town of Andover, to any body politic, or to 
any charitable corporation for purposes consistent with the 
purposes of the Andover Village Improvement Society, and 
may, by like vote, sell land. 

Section 2. Said chapter 139 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 8 and inserting in place thereof the 
following section : — Section 8. Said new corporation may 
receive and hold for the purposes aforesaid any gifts or be- 
quests under such conditions as may be prescribed by the 
donors or testators if not inconsistent with the provisions 
of law and of this act, and in the absence of conditions at- 
tached to any such gift or bequest, all funds thus received 
shall be held by said new corporation in trust, to be expended 
for the general purposes of the new corporation as above 
provided. Such gifts and bequests, together with all real 
and personal property now held by the Indian Ridge Asso- 
ciation or the Andover Village Improvement Society, shall 



124 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 190, 191, 192. 

be exempt from taxation so long as they are administered 
for the public purposes herein set forth. 

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

Approved March 15, 1957. 

Chap.190 An Act authorizing the department of public works to 

GRANT LICENSES FOR STRUCTURES EXTENDING CHANNEL- 
WARD FROM THE HARBOR LINE INTO WEYMOUTH FORE 
RIVER IN THE CITY OF QUINCY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The department of public works is hereby 
authorized, notwithstanding any provision of section four- 
teen of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws to the con- 
trary, to grant licenses for structures extending into the 
Weymouth Fore River in the city of Quincy beyond the 
westerly harbor line established by chapter one hundred and 
twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, 
and between the Fore River bridge and the Quincy-Braintree 
line under the provisions of said chapter ninety-one. 

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

Approved March 15, 1957. 

Chap. 191 An Act authorizing the county of dukes county to 

MAKE CERTAIN EXPENDITURES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE 
COUNTY APPROPRIATION ACT FOR THE CURRENT YEAR, FOR 
THE PURPOSE OF PUTTING INTO EFFECT CONTRIBUTORY 
GROUP LIFE, ACCIDENT, HOSPITALIZATION, MEDICAL AND 
SURGICAL INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provisions of general 
or special law, the county commissioners of the county of 
Dukes county may, on or after April first in the current year, 
expend from any available funds such sums as may be neces- 
sary to put into effect a plan for contributory group life, 
accident, hospitalization, medical and surgical insurance for 
persons in the service of said county under the provisions of 
chapter thirty-two B of the General Laws; and any money 
so expended shall be included in the estimates of expenditures 
submitted to the general court in anticipation of the county 
appropriation act for the current year. 

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

Approved March 15, 1957. 

Chap. 192 An Act permitting the use of jails for detention of 

PRISONERS ARRESTED WITHOUT A WARRANT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 4 of chapter 12G of the General Laws, as appearing 
in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by adding 
at the end the following sentence : — Jails may also be used 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 193, 194. 125 

for the detention of persons arrested without a warrant and 
not admitted to bail pending appearance before the district 
court, provided that no adequately equipped lock-up estab- 
lished in accordance with the provisions of section thirty- 
four of chapter forty is available for the detention of such 
person. Approved March 15, 1957. 

An Act relative to the time for filing appeals from Chap.193 

DECISIONS OF THE STATE BALLOT LAW COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Clause (1) of section 14 of chapter 30A of the 
General Laws, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 681 of the 
acts of 1954, is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"shall", in line 7, the words: — , except as provided in sec- 
tion thirty-two of chapter six, — so as to read as follows: — 

(1) Proceedings for judicial review of an agency decision 
shall be instituted by the filing of a petition for review in the 
superior court for the county (a) where the petitioners or any 
of them reside or have their principal place of business within 
the commonwealth, or (b) where the agency has its principal 
office, or (c) of Suffolk. The court may grant a change of 
venue upon good cause shown. The petition shall, except as 
provided in section thirty-two of chapter six, be filed in the 
court within thirty days after receipt of notice of the final 
decision of the agency, or, if a petition for re-hearing has 
been timely filed with the agency, within thirty days after 
receipt of notice of agency denial of such petition for re-hear- 
ing. Upon application made within the thirty-day period or 
any extension thereof, the court may for good cause shown 
extend the time. A copy of the petition shall, within the same 
period, be served personally or by registered mail upon the 
agency or one of its members or upon its secretary or clerk. 

Section 2. The second paragraph of section 32 of chap- 
ter 6 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by sec- 
tion 1 of chapter 30 of the acts of 1947, is hereby further 
amended by adding at the end the following sentence: — 
Petitions for judicial review of decisions of the state ballot 
law commission, under the provisions of chapter thirty A, 
shall be filed in the court within ten days after receipt of the 
notice of the final decision of said commission. 

Approved March 15, 1957. 

An Act providing for the imposition of non-criminal Chap. 194 
fines upon juveniles for violation of the motor 
vehicle laws. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 119 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after section 58A the following sec- 
tion: — Section 58B. If, under the provisions of section 
fifty-eight, a child is adjudged a delinquent child by reason of 
having violated any statute, by-law, ordinance or regulation 



126 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 195. 

relating to the operation of motor vehicles, the court may 
place the case on file, or may place the child in the care of a 
probation officer, or may commit him to the custody of the 
youth service board, as provided in section fifty-eight, and 
may require restitution as provided in section sixty-two; 
and in addition to or in lieu of such disposition, the court 
may impose upon such child a fine not exceeding the amount 
of the fine authorized for the violation of such statute, by- 
law, ordinance or regulation. Any fine imposed under the 
authority of this section shall be collected, recovered and 
paid over in the manner provided by chapters two hundred 
and seventy-nine and two hundred and eighty; provided, 
however, that if any child shall neglect, fail or refuse to pay 
a fine imposed under this section, he may be arrested upon 
order of the court and brought before the court, which may 
thereupon place him in the care of a probation officer or com- 
mit him to the custody of the youth service board; but no 
such child shall be committed to any jail, house of correction, 
or correctional institution of the commonwealth. The pro- 
visions of sections sixty and sixty A shall apply to any case 
disposed of under this section; provided, however, that the 
court shall provide the registrar of motor vehicles with an 
abstract of every such adjudication and disposition, in the 
manner provided by section twenty-seven of chapter ninety; 
and provided, further, that such adjudication and disposition 
shall be admissible as evidence in any proceeding for the 
revocation or restoration of the child's license to operate 
a motor vehicle and for the cancellation of a motor vehicle 
insurance policy covering the vehicle operated by such 
child, and in any action of tort arising out of the negligent 
operation of a motor vehicle by said child, to the same extent 
that such evidence would be admissible if said child were an 
adult. 

Section 2. The provisions of section fifty-eight B of 
chapter one hundred and nineteen of the General Laws, 
inserted by section one of this act, shall apply to violations 
occurring on and after the effective date of this act. 

Approved March 15, 1957. 

Chap. 195 An Act requiring school officials to permit teachers 
to inspect records kept concerning them or their 

WORK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 42B the following section: — Sec- 
tion 4%C. School officials of cities and towns keeping records 
concerning any teacher or his work shall, at the written 
request of the teacher, permit the teacher by appointment 
to inspect the contents of his personnel folder, files, cards 
and records, and to make copies of such contents and records 
as concern his work or himself. 

Approved March 15, 1957. 



Acts, 1957.— Chaps. 196, 197. 127 



An Act relative to filling vacancies in the school Chap. 196 

COMMITTEE IN THE CITY OF CHELSEA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Part II of chapter (5S0 of the acts of 1911 is 
hereby amended by striking out section 31 and inserting in 
place thereof the following section: — Section 31. In case 
of a vacancy in the school committee, the mayor shall call 
a joint convention of the board of aldermen and of the school 
committee, at which the mayor shall preside, and the vacancy 
shall, by a vote of a majority of all the members of the two 
bodies, be filled by the election in the manner provided in 
section three of chapter thirty-nine of the General Laws of 
a resident of the city who is a registered voter to serve until 
the end of the municipal year in which the order for the next 
biennial municipal election shall be issued; and at such 
election the further vacancy, if any, shall be filled for the 
remainder of the unexpired term, in the same manner in 
which the member whose ofhce is vacant was elected. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the board of aldermen of the city of Chelsea, in accordance 
with the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 15, 1957. 

An Act increasing the amount which a co-operative Chav. 197 

BANK MAY INVEST IN BANKING QUARTERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The first paragraph of section 30 of chapter 170 
of the General Laws, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 371 
of the acts of 1950, is hereby amended by striking out, in 
line 10, the word "ten" and inserting in place thereof the 
word: — fifteen, — so as to read as follows: — Any such 
corporation may invest its funds in and hold real estate suit- 
able for the convenient transaction of its business. The ag- 
gregate amount invested in such real estate, including the 
cost of land and buildings, and of alterations, improvements 
and additions, shall not exceed, in the aggregate, its guaranty 
fund, surplus account and unallocated reserves or two and 
one half per cent of its total assets whichever is the lesser. 
All such investments, except those in alterations, improve- 
ments or additions involving an expense of fifteen thousand 
dollars or less made in any period of twenty-four consecutive 
months, shall be subject to the approval of the commissioner. 

Section 2. The second paragraph of said section 30 of 
said chapter 170, as so appearing, is hereby amended by 
striking out, in line 4, the words "one half of", — so as to 
read as follows: — 

Any such corporation, with the approval of the commis- 
sioner, may expend sums not exceeding, in the aggregate, 
its guaranty fund, surplus account and unallocated reserves 
or one per cent of its total assets, whichever is the lesser, for 



128 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 198, 199. 

alterations, improvements, and additions to any premises 
leased by it for the convenient transaction of its business. 

Approved March 15, 1957. 

Chap. 198 An Act relative to deferment of interest payments on 

CONSTRUCTION LOANS IN CO-OPERATIVE BANKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 23 of chapter 170 of the General Laws, 
as appearing in section 1 of chapter 371 of the acts of 1950, is 
hereby amended by adding at the end the following para- 
graph : — 

5. Construction Loans. — Any such corporation may make 
construction mortgage loans with respect to any of the types 
of mortgage loans authorized by this chapter; provided, that 
any payments required on account of principal or interest 
shall commence not later than nine months from the date of 
the mortgage note. 

Section 2. Subsection 8 of section 24 of chapter 170 of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the second 
sentence, inserted by chapter 137 of the acts of 1952. 

Approved March 15, 1957. 

Chap.lQQ An Act authorizing cities and towns to provide legal 

COUNSEL FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICERS OR BOARDS APPEALING 
DECISIONS OF BOARDS UNDER THE SUBDIVISION CONTROL 
LAW OR UNDER THE ZONING LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 40A of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 21, inserted by section 2 of 
chapter 368 of the acts of 1954, and inserting in place thereof 
the following section: — Section 21. Any person aggrieved 
by a decision of a board of appeals, whether or not previously 
a party to the proceeding, or any municipal officer or board, 
may appeal to the superior court sitting in equity for the 
county in which the land concerned is situated; provided, 
that such appeal is filed in said court within fifteen days 
after such decision is recorded. The court shall hear all 
pertinent evidence and determine the facts, and, upon the 
facts as so determined, annul such decision if found to exceed 
the authority of such board, or make such other decree as 
justice and equity may require. The foregoing remedy shall 
be exclusive, but the parties shall have all rights of appeal 
and exception as in other equity cases. 

A city or town may provide any municipal officer or board 
with legal counsel for appealing, as provided in this section, 
a decision of a board of appeals and for taking such other 
subsequent action as parties in other equity cases are per- 
mitted to take. 

Costs shall not be allowed against the board unless it shall 
appear to the court that the board in making the decision 



Acts, 1957. - Chap. 200. 129 

appealed from acted with gross negligence, in bad faith or 

w uli malice. 

Costs shall not be allowed against the party appealing from 
the decision of the board unless it shall appear to the court 
that said appellant or appellants acted in bad faith or with 

malice in making the appeal to the court. 

All issues in any proceeding under this section shall have 
precedence over all other civil actions and proceeding 

Section 2. Chapter 11 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 81BB, as most recently 
amended by chapter 348 of the acts of 1055, and inserting in 
place thereof the following section: — Section 81 BB. Any 
person, whether or not a party to the proceedings, aggrieved 
by a decision of a board of appeals under section eighty-one 
Y, or by any decision of a planning board concerning a plan 
of a subdivision, or by the failure of such a board to take final 
action concerning such a plan within the required time, or 
any municipal officer or board, may appeal to the superior 
court sitting in equity for the county in which the land con- 
cerned is situated; provided, that such appeal is entered 
within twenty days after such decision has been recorded 
in the office of the city or town clerk or within twenty days 
after the expiration of the required time as aforesaid, as the 
case may be, and notice of such appeal is given to such city 
or town clerk so as to be received within such twenty days. 
The court shall hear all pertinent evidence and determine 
the facts, and upon the facts so determined, shall annul such 
decision if found to exceed the authority of such board, or 
make such other decree as justice and equity may require. 
The foregoing remedy shall be exclusive, but the parties 
shall have all rights of appeal and exceptions as in other 
equity cases. 

A city or town may provide ax\y municipal officer or board 
with legal counsel for appealing, as provided in this section, a 
decision of a board of appeals or a planning board and for 
taking such other subsequent action as parties in other 
equity cases are permitted to take. 

Costs shall not be allowed against the planning board or 
board of appeals unless it shall appear that such board acted 
with gross negligence or in bad faith. 

All issues in any proceeding under this section may be ad- 
vanced for speedy trial over other civil actions and proceed- 
ings. Approved March 15, 1957. 

Ax Act providing for increasing the salaries of the Clinv.200 

SUPERINTENDENT AND ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENTS OF 
THE SUFFOLK COUNTY COURT HOUSE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and fifty-five of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fifty and chapter five hundred and 
ninety-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-two are 
hereby repealed. 



130 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 201, 202. 

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

Approved March 15, 1957. 

Chap.201 An Act authorizing the county of dukes county to bor- 
row MONEY FOR IMPROVING 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 improving 
the public airport operated by said county, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty 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, fifty thousand 
dollars, and may issue notes of the county therefor, which 
shall bear on their face the words, Dukes County Airport 
Loan, Act of 1957. Each authorized issue shall constitute 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 major- 
ity of the county commissioners. The county ma\ r sell said 
securities at public or private sale upon such terms and con- 
ditions as the county commissioners may deem proper, but 
not for less than their par value. Indebtedness incurred 
hereunder shall, except as herein provided, be subject to 
chapter thirty-five of the General Laws. 

Approved March 15, 1957. 

Chap.202 An Act extending the time within which minimum wage 

BOARDS SHALL SUBMIT REPORTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The first paragraph of section 7 of chapter 151 of the 
General Laws, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 432 of the 
acts of 1947, is hereby amended by striking out the first two 
sentences and inserting in place thereof the following three 
sentences: — Within ninety days of its organization a wage 
board shall submit a report including its recommendations 
as to minimum fair wage rates for persons in the occupation 
or occupations the wage rates of which the wage board was 
appointed to investigate. Upon the request of a wage board 
the commission may grant an extension of time, not to 
exceed thirty days, for the submission of said report. If 
the report is not submitted within said ninety days or said 
extension of time, the commission shall constitute a new 
wage board. Approved March 15, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. —Chaps. 203, 204, 205. 131 



An Act clarifying the duties of town treasurers rela- Chap.203 

TIVE TO INVESTMENTS OF TRUST FUNDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 41 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 46, as appearing in the Tercentenary 
Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following sec- 
tion : — Section 46. The town treasurer shall be the custodian 
of all funds and securities of such trust funds, shall invest 
and reinvest them and expend therefrom moneys as directed 
by the commissioners. The treasurer shall furnish a bond 
satisfactor} r to them for the faithful performance of his duties. 

Approved March 15, 1957. 



Chap.204 



An Act relative to the sale of paid-up shares in co- 
operative BANKS. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Subsection 2 of section 13 of chapter 170 of the General 
Laws, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 371 of the acts of 
1950, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the words 
"together with" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
either with or without, — so as to read as follows: — 

2. Paid-up Shares. — Paid-up shares may be sold with 
the approval of the directors at the value of two hundred 
dollars each payable when issued either with or without 
interest adjusted from the last distribution of profits at a rate 
fixed by the directors. When serial shares mature they shall 
be deemed paid-up shares. Certificates may be issued to the 
holders of paid-up shares; provided, that any pass-book 
type of certificates therefor shall be approved as to form by 
the commissioner. Approved March 15, 1957. 

An Act providing that copies from records and books Chav. 205 
OF co-operative banks shall be competent evidence 

EQUALLY WITH THE ORIGINALS THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 77 of chapter 233 of the General Laws, as appear- 
ing in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word "company", in line 2, the words: — 
co-operative bank, — so as to read as follows: — Section 77. 
Copies from the records, books and accounts of a trust com- 
pany, co-operative bank, national bank or savings bank, 
doing business in the commonwealth, shall be competent 
evidence in all cases, equally with the originals thereof, if 
there is annexed to such copies an affidavit, taken before a 
clerk of a court of record or notary public, under the seal of 
such court or notary, stating that the affiant is the officer 
having charge of the original records, books and accounts, 
and that the copy is correct and is full so far as it relates to 
the subject matter therein mentioned. 

Approved March 15, 1957. 



132 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 206, 207. 

Chap. 206 An Act providing that certain hospitals shall certify 

AND DELIVER TO CLERKS OF COURTS RECORDS WHOSE PRO- 
DUCTION HAS BEEN REQUIRED AND THAT SUCH RECORDS 
SHALL BE DEEMED SUFFICIENTLY IDENTIFIED TO BE AD- 
MISSIBLE IN EVIDENCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 79 of chapter 233 of the General Laws, 
as most recently amended by chapter 74 of the acts of 1948, 
is hereby further amended by adding at the end the follow- 
ing paragraph: — 

A record kept by any hospital under section seventy of 
chapter one hundred and eleven which is required to be pro- 
duced in court by any party shall be certified by the affidavit 
of the person in custody thereof to be a true and complete 
record, and shall be delivered by such hospital to the clerk of 
such court, who shall keep the same in his custody until its 
production is called for at the trial or hearing by the party 
requiring the said record. Such record, so certified and de- 
livered shall be deemed to be sufficiently identified to be ad- 
missible in evidence if admissible in all other respects. The 
party requiring the production of said record and, in the dis- 
cretion of the court, any other party may examine said 
record in the custody of the clerk at any time before it is pro- 
duced in court. The clerk upon the completion of such trial 
or hearing shall notify such hospital that said record is no 
longer required and will be returned to any authorized repre- 
sentative of the hospital calling for the same at the office of 
said clerk. 

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

Approved March 15, 1957. 

Chap. 201 An Act authorizing the town of marion to appropriate 

MONEY FOR AND PURCHASE CERTAIN EXISTING WATER 
MAINS IN BRIGGS TERRACE IN MARION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Marion is hereby authorized to 
acquire by purchase five hundred feet of existing water main 
consisting of six-inch transite pipe, one hydrant and fittings 
therefor, in Briggs Terrace, so called, in said town, from 
Ernest W. Briggs. and for said purpose may appropriate the 
sum of eighteen hundred and twenty-seven dollars and 
sixty-thn le cents from available funds in its treasury. 

Section 2. Any action taken by a town meeting in the 
current year pursuant to authority contained in section one 
of this act shall be valid and effective as though this act 
were in effect at the time of the posting of the warrant for 
said meeting. 

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

Approved March 19, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 208, 209. 133 



A\ Act authorizing the town of Westminster to borrow Chap. 208 

MONKY FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF AN EXISTING SCHOOL 
PLAYGROUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of improving, enlarging and 
remodeling the existing school playground known as the 
Westminster Memorial Athletic Field, the town of West- 
minster is authorized to borrow a sum of money not to 
exceed twenty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which bonds shall bear on their face the 
words, Westminster Playground Improvement Loan, Act of 
1957. Said loan shall be paid in not more than five years 
from its date. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be 
in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 2. Any action taken by a town meeting held in 
the town of Westminster in the current year pursuant to 
authority contained in section one of this act shall be valid 
and effective as though this act were in effect at the time of 
the posting of the warrant for said meeting. 

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

Approved March 19, 1957. 

An Act further extending the opportunity to cities Chap. 209 

AND TOWNS TO BORROW UNDER THE ACT CREATING THE 
EMERGENCY FINANCE BOARD. 

Whereas, The provisions of law sought to be extended by 
this act would, but for this act, shortly cease to be effective, 
but the circumstances and conditions which made advisable 
their enactment still continue and it is accordingly desirable 
that said provisions continue in effect without interruption, 
therefore this act 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. Chapter 49 of the acts of 1933 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 2, as most recently amended 
by section 1 of chapter 726 of the acts of 1955, and inserting 
in place thereof the following section: — Section 2. The 
treasurer of any city or town, if authorized by a two-thirds 
vote, as defined b}' section one of chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, and with the approval of the mayor or the 
selectmen, may, on behalf of such city or town, petition the 
board to approve of its borrowing money from the common- 
wealth for ordinary maintenance expenses and revenue 
loans, and the board may, if in its judgment the financial 
affairs of such city or town warrant, grant its approval to 
the borrowing as aforesaid of specified sums not at any time 
exceeding, in the aggregate, the total amount represented by 
tax titles taken or purchased by such city or town and held 



134 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 209. 

by it; provided, that such borrowing is made at any time 
or times prior to July first, nineteen hundred and fifty-nine. 
In case of such approval, the treasurer of such city or town 
shall, without further vote, issue notes, with interest at such 
rate as may be fixed by the treasurer with the approval of the 
board, in the amount approved by the board, for purposes of 
sale to the commonwealth only, and said notes, upon their 
tender to the state treasurer, shall forthwith be purchased 
by the commonwealth at the face value thereof. Such notes 
shall be payable in not more than one year, and may be re- 
newed from time to time, if authorized by the board, but no 
renewal note shall be for a period of more than one year, and 
the maturity of any loan or renewal shall not be later than 
July first, nineteen hundred and sixty. Such notes shall be 
general obligations of the city or town issuing the same, not- 
withstanding the foregoing provisions. Indebtedness in- 
curred by a city or town under authority of this act shall be 
outside its limit of indebtedness as fixed by chapter forty- 
four of the General Laws. The excess, if any, of the amount 
of interest payments received by the commonwealth on 
account of notes issued by cities and towns hereunder over 
the cost to the commonwealth for interest on money bor- 
rowed under section five, expenses of the board, including 
compensation paid to its appointive members, and expenses 
of administration of the funds provided by sections three and 
five shall be distributed to such cities and towns in Novem- 
ber, nineteen hundred and sixty-one, or earlier at the dis- 
cretion of the board, in the proportion which the aggregate 
amounts payable by them on account of interest on such notes 
bear to the total amounts so payable by all cities and towns 
hereunder. 

Section 2. Said chapter 49 is hereby further amended by 
striking out section 5, as most recently amended by section 2 
of said chapter 726, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing section : — Section 5. The state treasurer, with the 
approval of the governor and council, may borrow from 
time to time, on the credit of the commonwealth, such sums 
as may be necessary to provide funds for loans to munici- 
palities as aforesaid, and may issue and renew notes of the 
commonwealth therefor, bearing interest payable at such 
times and at such rate as shall be fixed by the state treasurer, 
with the approval of the governor and council; provided, 
that the total indebtedness of the commonwealth under this 
section, outstanding at any one time, shall not exceed ten 
million dollars. Such notes shall be issued for such maximum 
term of years as the governor may recommend to the general 
court in accordance with section 3 of Article LXII of the 
Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth, 
but such notes, whether original or renewal, shall be payable 
not later than June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixty- 
two. All notes issued under this section shall be signed by 
the state treasurer, approved by the governor and counter- 
signed by the comptroller. Approved March 19, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 210, 211, 212. 135 

A\ Act IMPOSING A PENALTY UPON PERSONS MAKING FALSE C/?a7).210 
REPORTS RELATIVE TO THE LOCATION OF EXPLOSIVES OR 
OTHER DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would (cud to 
defeat its purpose, which is to establish at once a penalty for 
transmitting or causing to be transmitted by telephone or 
ether means certain false reports, therefore it is hereby 
declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the im- 
mediate preservation of the public safety and convenience. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 269 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 13 the following section: — Section 14- 
Whoever, knowing the same to be false, transmits or causes 
to be transmitted to any person by telephone or other means 
a communication falsely reporting the location of any ex- 
plosive or other dangerous substance or contrivance thereby 
causing anxiety, unrest, fear, or personal discomfort to any 
person or group of persons, shall be punished by a fine of not 
more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not 
more than ten years, or both. Approved March 19, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the selectmen of the town of Char>.2\\ 

PLAIXVILLE TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND NOW UNDER THE 
CONTROL OF THE TOWN FOREST COMMITTEE OF SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
three of chapter forty of the General Laws, the selectmen of 
the town of Plainville are hereby authorized to convey by 
deed a parcel of land containing approximately sixteen acres, 
located partly on route 1 , in the town of Plainville, and now 
under the control of the town forest committee of said town. 

Section 2. Any action taken by the town of Plainville 
at any special town meeting in the current year shall be as 
valid and effective as if this act were in effect at the time when 
the warrant for such special meeting was posted. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the town of Plainville at a special town meeting called 
for the purpose during the current year. 

Approved March 19, 1957. 

An Act providing for the permanent employment of CJiap.212 

A PREVIOUS INCUMBENT OF A POSITION IX THE OFFICE OF 
THE COMMISSIONER OF PROBATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary 
Dorothy C. O'Connell shall be eligible for permanent em- 
ployment in the position of junior clerk in the office of the 
commissioner of probation upon the request of said com- 
missioner to the director of civil service within one year from 
the effective date of this act. Approved March 19, 1957. 



136 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 213, 214. 

Chap.213 An Act authorizing cities and towns to appropriate 

MONEY FOR THE PURCHASE OF RUBBER BOOTS AND OTHER 
OUTER CLOTHING FOR MEMBERS OF THEIR FIRE DEPART- 
MENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 40 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 6B, as appearing in the Tercentenary 
Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following sec- 
tion : — Section 6B. A city or town which accepts or has 
accepted this section may appropriate money for the pur- 
chase of uniforms for members of its police and fire depart- 
ments which may include the purchase of rubber boots and 
other outer clothing necessary for the use of members of a 
fire department when traveling to or from or during the 
course of their employment. Approved March 19, 1957. 

Chap. 214 An Act requiring that buildings which are unused, 

UNINHABITED OR ABANDONED, AND OPEN TO THE WEATHER, 
BE MADE SECURE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 143 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 6, as most recently amended 
by section 1 of chapter 541 of the acts of 1949, and inserting 
in place thereof the following section : — Section 6. In a 
city or town wherein there is in force a building code, so 
called, established under authority of section three or cor- 
responding provisions of earlier law or established by or 
under authority of any other provision of law the superin- 
tendent of public buildings or such other person as the mayor 
of such city or the selectmen of such town may designate 
shall be inspector of buildings, and, immediately upon being 
informed by report or otherwise that a building or other 
structure or anything attached to or connected therewith in 
that city or town is dangerous to life or limb or that any 
building in that city or town is unused, uninhabited or 
abandoned, and open to the weather, shall inspect the same; 
and he shall forthwith in writing notify the owner, lessee or 
mortgagee in possession to remove it or make it safe if it 
appears to him to be dangerous, or to make it secure if it is 
unused, uninhabited or abandoned, and open to the weather. 
If it appears that such structure would be specially unsafe in 
case of fire, it shall be deemed dangerous within the meaning 
hereof, and the inspector of buildings may aflix in a conspicu- 
ous place upon its exterior walls a notice of its dangerous 
condition, which shall not be removed or defaced without 
authority from him. 

Section 2. Said chapter 143 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 7, as amended by section 2 of chapter 
15G of the acts of 1949, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section : — Section 7. Any person so notified 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 214. 137 

shall be allowed until twelve o'clock noon of the day following 
the service of the notice in which to begin to remove such 
structure or make it safe, or to make it secure, and he shall 
employ sufficient labor speedily to make it safe or remove it 
or to make it secure; but if the public safety so requires and 
if the aldermen or selectmen so order, the inspector of build- 
ings may immediately enter upon the premises with the 
necessary workmen and assistants and cause such unsafe 
structure to be made safe or taken down without delay, and 
a proper fence put up for the protection of passers-by, or to 
be made secure. If such a building or structure is taken down 
or removed, the lot shall be levelled to uniform grade by a 
proper sanitary fill to cover any cellar or foundation hole 
and any rubble not removed. 

Section 3. Said chapter 143 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 8, as most recently amended by 
section 2 of said chapter 541 of the acts of 1949, and in- 
serting in place thereof the following section: — Section S. 
If an owner, lessee or mortgagee in possession of such unsafe 
structure refuses or neglects to comply with the requirements 
of such notice within the time limited, and such structure is 
not made safe or taken down as therein ordered, or made 
secure, a careful survey of the premises shall be made by a 
board consisting in a city of the city engineer, the head of 
the fire department, as such term is defined in section one of 
chapter one hundred and forty-eight, and one disinterested 
person to be appointed by the inspector of buildings, and in 
a town of a surveyor, the head of the fire department and one 
disinterested person to be appointed by the inspector of 
buildings. If there is no city engineer in such city or no head 
of the fire department in such city or town, the mayor or 
selectmen shall designate one or more officers or other suit- 
able persons in place of the officers so named as members of 
said board. A written report of such survey shall be made, 
and a copy thereof served on such owner, lessee or mortgagee 
in possession. 

Section 4. Said chapter 143 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 9, as most recently amended by sec- 
tion 3 of said chapter 541 of the acts of 1949, and inserting in 
place thereof the following section : — Section 9. If such 
report declares such structure to be dangerous or to be 
unused, uninhabited or abandoned, and open to the weather, 
and if the owner, lessee or mortgagee in possession continues 
such refusal or neglect, the inspector of buildings shall cause 
it to be made safe or taken down or to be made secure, and, 
if the public safety so requires, said inspector may at once 
enter the structure, the land on which it stands or the 
abutting land or buildings, with such assistance as he may 
require, and secure or remove the same, and may remove and 
evict, under the pertinent provisions of chapter two hundred 
and thirty-nine or otherwise, any tenant or occupant thereof, 
and may erect such protection for the public by proper fence 
or otherwise as may be necessary, and for this purpose may 






138 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 215, 216. 

close a public highway. In the case of such demolition, the 
inspector of buildings shall cause such lot to be levelled to 
uniform grade by a proper sanitary fill. The costs and 
charges incurred shall constitute a hen upon the land upon 
which the building is located, and shall be enforced within 
the time and in the manner provided for the collection of 
taxes on land; and such owner, lessee or mortgagee in 
possession shall, for every daj^s continuance of such refusal 
or neglect after being so notified, forfeit to the city or town 
in which the structure is located not less than ten nor more 
than fifty dollars. During the time such order is in effect 
it shall be unlawful to use or occupy such structure or any 
portion thereof for any purpose. 

Approved March 19, 1957. 

Chap. 215 An Act permitting the deposit of stabilization funds 
OF CITIES and towns in co-operative banks. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The second paragraph of section 5B of chapter 40 of the 
General Laws, as appearing in chapter 124 of the acts of 
1945, is hereby amended by inserting after the word " banks", 
in line 3, the words: — , co-operative banks, — so as to read 
as follows : — 

The treasurer shall be the custodian of the fund and may 
deposit the proceeds in national banks or invest the proceeds 
by deposit in savings banks, co-operative banks or trust 
companies organized under the laws of the commonwealth, 
or invest the same in such securities as are legal for the 
investment of funds of savings banks under the laws of the 
commonwealth. Approved March 19, 1957. 

Chap. 216 An Act increasing the amount of money which the 

TOWN OF BREWSTER IS AUTHORIZED TO APPROPRIATE FOR 
PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 175 of the acts of 1935 is 
hereby amended by striking out, in lines 2 and 3, the words 
"five hundred" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
one thousand, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The 
town of Brewster may, by a two thirds vote, appropriate 
each year a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars for pro- 
viding amusements or entertainments of a public character. 
Money so appropriated shall be expended under the direction 
of the board of selectmen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the inhabitants of said town at a regular or special 
town meeting. Approved March 19, 1957. 



Acts, 1957.- (haps. 217, 218, 219, 220. 139 



An Act relative to the aggregate amount and the Chav.217 

PROPORTION OF ITS COMMERCIAL DEPOSITS WHICH A TRUST 
COMPANY MAY INVEST IN FIRST MORTGAGES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 34 of chapter 172 of the General Laws, as most 
recently amended by section 2 of chapter 242 of the acts of 
1956, is hereby further amended by striking out the second 
paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following para- 
graph : — 

The aggregate amount invested in real estate loans by 
such corporation under this section shall not exceed fifteen 
per cent of its commercial deposits, provided, that no more 
than five per cent of its commercial deposits shall be invested 
in the class of loans described in clause (d) of the first para- 
graph, nor shall the amount so invested exceed the limits 
with respect to the liability of one borrower as set forth in 
section forty. Approved March 19, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the city of attleboro to pay to Chap 218 

RAYMOND DAVIS A CERTAIN SUM OF MONEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section* 1. Notwithstanding any provision of general or 
special law to the contrary the city of Attleboro is hereby 
authorized to appropriate and pay to Raymond Davis of 
said city the sum of five hundred and eighteen dollars for 
school transportation furnished by him in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-one. 

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

Approved March 21, 1957. 

An Act authorizing cities and towns to borrow money Chap. 219 

FOR THE PURPOSE OF LINING SEWERS BY CEMENT OR 
METAL LININGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 7 of chapter 44 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after clause (1) the following clause: — 

(1A) For the lining by cement or metal of sewers con- 
structed for sanitary and surface drainage purposes and for 
sewage disposal, ten years. Approved March 21, 1957. 

An Act relative to the authority of water companies Chap.220 

TO DISCONTINUE OR SHUT OFF OR TO REFUSE TO FURNISH 
WATER SERVICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 165 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 11 the following sections: — Section 
11 A. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a water 
company may shut off the flow of water from its mains 



140 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 221. 

or pipes to the premises of any customer who has failed 
or refused to pay the lawful charges of said company for 
water previously consumed. The officers, employees or 
agents of said company may, upon any business day between 
the hours of eight ante meridian and four post meridian, 
enter upon the premises of a customer whose payments are 
in arrears and close a valve, remove or disconnect a meter 
pipe or fitting, if necessary, for the purpose of shutting off 
the flow of water as above authorized, provided, however, 
that the customer has been given thirty-six hours notice in 
person or by registered or certified mail directed to his last 
address furnished to the company. If such address is different 
from the address of the premises affected a copy of such 
notice shall also be so mailed to the address thereof. 

Section 11B. No water company shall intentionally shut 
off the water service to any domicile occupied by a person 
who is seriously ill if the company receives written notice 
from the municipal health authorities or a registered physi- 
cian verifying the fact of such illness. Any company violat- 
ing this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
twenty-five dollars for each day during which the violation 
continues. 

Section 11C. A water company shall not refuse to supply 
water to any premises on application of the owner thereof 
because of the indebtedness of a prior owner to the said water 
company for water previously furnished to said premises. 

Approved March 21, 1957. 

Chap. 221 An Act authorizing the city of waltham to use a por- 
tion OF WALTHAM COMMON FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENLARG- 
ING WALTHAM CITY HALL AND PROVIDING FOR PARKING 
FACILITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of enlarging Waltham city 
hall and providing necessary parking facilities associated 
with the use of the building, the city of Waltham is hereby 
authorized to use a rectangular area of land adjacent to and 
in the rear of Waltham city hall, being a portion of the 
Waltham Common and extending southerly from said city 
hall about two hundred and thirty feet, and westerly from 
the westerly street line of Elm street about one hundred and 
eighty-five feet, comprising an area of about forty-two 
thousand five hundred square feet. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by vote of the city council of said 
city, in accordance with the provisions of its charter, but 
not otherwise. Approved March 21, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. - ( !haps. 222, 223. 141 

A\ Act to extend the time within which counties, Chap 222 

CITIES, TOWNS AND DISTRICTS MAY INCUR DEBT TO SECURE 
THE BENEFITS PROVIDED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 
TO ASSIST THEM IN PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, which is to make available without inter- 
ruption to counties, cities, towns and districts financial as- 
sistance by the federal government for public works projects, 
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 6 of chapter 74 of the acts of 1945, as most recently 
amended by chapter 2S4 of the acts of 1955, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in line 4, the word "fifty-seven" 
and inserting in place thereof the word: — fifty-nine, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 6. Loans by counties, cities, 
towns and districts may be authorized under the provisions 
of this act until July first, nineteen hundred and fifty-nine. 

Approved March 22, 1957. 

Ax Act authorizing cities and towns to establish Chap. 223 

CONSERVATION COMMISSIONS TO PROMOTE THE DEVELOP- 
MENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, AND TO APPROPRIATE 
MONEY THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 40 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after section 8B, inserted by section 1 
of chapter 495 of the acts of 1956, the following section: — 
Section 8C. A city or a town which accepts this section may 
establish a conservation commission, hereinafter called the 
commission, for the promotion and development of the 
natural resources and for the protection of watershed re- 
sources of said city or town. Such commission shall conduct 
researches into its local land areas and shall seek to co- 
ordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for 
similar purposes, and may advertise, prepare, print and dis- 
tribute books, maps, charts, plans and pamphlets which in 
its judgment it deems necessary for its work. It shall keep 
an index of all open areas within the city or town, as the case 
may be, with the plan of obtaining information pertinent to 
proper utilization of such open areas, including lands owned 
by the commonwealth or lands owned by a city or town. 
It shall keep an index of all open marshlands, swamps and 
all other wet lands in a like manner, and may recommend to 
the city council or selectmen and, subject to the approval 
of the city council or selectmen, to the department of natural 
resources and to the state reclamation board a program for 
the better promotion, development or utilization of all such 
areas. It shall keep accurate records of its meetings and 
actions and shall file an annual report which shall be printed 



142 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 224. 

in the case of towns in the annual town report. The com- 
mission may appoint such clerks and other employees as it 
may from time to time require. The commission shall con- 
sist of not less than thiee nor more than seven members. In 
cities the members shall be appointed by the mayor, subject 
to the provisions of the city charter, except that in cities 
having or operating under a Plan D or Plan E form of city 
charter, said appointments shall be by the city manager, 
subject to the provisions of the charter; and in towns they 
shall be appointed by the selectmen, excepting towns having 
a manager form of government, in which towns appointments 
shall be made by the town manager, subject to the approval 
of the selectmen. When a commission is first established, the 
terms of the members shall be for one, two or three years, 
and so arranged that the terms of approximately one third 
of the members will expire each year, and their successors 
shall be appointed for terms of three years each. Any mem- 
ber of a commission so appointed may, after a public hearing, 
if requested, be removed for cause by the appointing author- 
ity. A vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of a 
term shall in a city be filled for the unexpired term in the 
same manner as an original appointment, and in a town in 
the manner provided in section eleven of chapter forty-one. 
Said commission may receive gifts of funds, lands, buildings 
and other properties in the name of the city or town, subject 
to the approval of the city council in a city, or the selectmen 
in towns. Such gifts shall be held in the name of the city or 
town, but may be managed by the commission for the pur- 
poses set forth in this section. 

Section 2. Section 5 of said chapter 40 is hereb}' amended 
by inserting after clause (50), inserted by chapter 22 of the 
acts of 1957, the following clause: — 

(51) For the purpose of establishing and maintaining a 
conservation commission to promote the development and 
better utilization of our natural resources, as authorized bj r 
section eight C, a sum not exceeding in any one year one 
twentieth of one per cent of the assessed valuation of the 
preceding year, but in no event more than fifteen thousand 
dollars. Approved March 22, 1957. 

C7iap.224 An Act extending the period for which cities and 

TOWNS MAY BORROW OUTSIDE THE DEBT LIMIT FOR THE 
PURCHASE OF WATER METERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 8 of chapter 44 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after clause (7) the following clause: — 
(7A) For the purchase of water meters, ten years. 

Approved March 22, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 225, 226. 143 



Av A.CT PERMITTING EMPLOYMENT AT LESS THAN MINIMUM ChdV.225 
WAGE KATES IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 151 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 9, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 432 
of the acts of 1947, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing section: — Section 9. For any occupation within the 
scope of the minimum fair wage law, the commission may 
cause to be issued to any learner or apprentice, or an em- 
ployee under an approved apprentice training program, or an 
employee whose earning capacity is impaired by age or 
physical or mental deficiency or injury, a special license 
authorizing employment at such wages less than the estab- 
lished minimum fair wage rates and for such period of time 
as shall be fixed by the commission and stated in the license. 

Approved March 22, 1957. 

An Act further defining the authorization of cities Chap. 226 

AND TOWNS TO BORROW FOR REMODELING, RECONSTRUCT- 
ING OR MAKING EXTRAORDINARY REPAIRS TO PUBLIC 
BUILDINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The first paragraph of section 1 of chapter 275 of the acts 
of 1948, as amended by chapter 54 of the acts of 1952, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"taxation", in line 20, the words: — for said purposes or 
any of them, — so as to read as follows: — Subject to the 
provisions of this act, any city or town, by a two thirds vote 
as denned in section one of chapter 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 issue bonds or notes therefor. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute 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 for said 
purposes or any of them in the year when the loan is author- 
ized. Approved March 22, 1957. 



144 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 227, 228. 



Chap. ,227 An Act relative to the making of contracts by muni- 
cipalities FOR THE DISPOSAL OF REFUSE BY INCINERATORS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 40 of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph, as 
amended by section 1 of chapter 798 of the acts of 1951, and 
inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: — A town 
may make contracts for the exercise of its corporate powers 
including the following purposes: For the disposal of its 
garbage, refuse and offal for a period not exceeding five 
years; provided, however, that a contract for the incineration 
of garbage, refuse and offal collected by a town or by other 
persons may be for a period not exceeding twenty years, pro- 
vided that it has been authorized by majority vote as defined 
in section one of chapter forty-four and the terms of which 
have been approved as reasonable by the emergency finance 
board. Except as herein provided contracts for such dis- 
posal may be made by the selectmen, board of health or 
other officers having charge thereof. 

Section 2. The members of the emergency finance board, 
when acting under the first paragraph of section four of 
chapter forty of the General Laws, as amended, shall re- 
ceive from the commonwealth compensation to the same 
extent as provided under sectio?i forty-two of chapter 
seven hundred and thirty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty-five. Approved March 22, 1957. 



Chap.22S An Act relative to the appointment of court officers 

IN HAMPDEN COUNTY AND PROVIDING UNIFORMS FOR SAID 
OFFICERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 70 of chapter 221 of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph, as 
amended by section 1 of chapter 172 of the acts of 1954, and 
inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: — The 
sheriffs of Suffolk, Bristol, Hampden, Middlesex and Wor- 
cester counties may each appoint, subject to the approval 
of the justices of the superior court, officers for attendance 
upon the several sessions of the superior court in their respec- 
tive counties, as follows: , — and by inserting after the third 
paragraph, inserted by said section 1 of said chapter 172 of 
the acts of 1954, the following paragraph: — 

For Hampden, four for civil and criminal business, who 
shall, when required by the sheriff, attend the sessions of the 
supreme judicial or probate court when not in attendance on 
the superior court. 

Section 2. Section 71 of said chapter 221, as appearing 
in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by striking 
out the words "Worcester county", in line 3, and inserting 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 229. 145 

in place thereof the words: — Hampden and Worcester 

counties. 

Section 3. Section 72 of said chapter 221, as so ap- 
pearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 3 and 4, 
the words "Worcester county designated under the pre- 
ceding section" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
Hampden and Worcester counties designated under section 
seventy-one. 

Section 4. Said chapter 221 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 77, as most recently amended by 
section 2 of chapter 172 of the acts of 1954, and inserting in 
place thereof the following section: — Section 77. Premiums 
on bonds of court officers and deputy sheriffs in attendance 
on the supreme judicial or superior court in Suffolk county 
and on the courts in Bristol, Hampden, Middlesex and 
Worcester counties shall be paid by their respective counties. 

Section 5. Said chapter 221 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 80, as most recently amended by 
section 3 of said chapter 172, and inserting in place thereof 
the following section: — Section 80. Court officers receiving 
stated salaries and deputy sheriffs in attendance upon the 
supreme judicial or superior court in Suffolk, Middlesex, 
Bristol, Hampden and Worcester counties shall, while on 
duty in said courts, wear uniforms which shall be designated 
by the sheriff of the county. Such uniforms for court 
officers aforesaid in attendance upon either court in Middle- 
sex, Bristol, Hampden or Worcester county or upon the 
supreme judicial or superior court in Suffolk county shall be 
furnished at the expense of their respective counties. 

Approved March 22, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the retaking and temporary Chap.229 
detention of parolees under the out-of-state pro- 
bationer AND PAROLEE SUPERVISION LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 127 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after section 1511, added by chapter 
229 of the acts of 195G, the following section: — Section 151J. 
If the administrator of this compact believes that a parolee 
received under the provisions of said compact has lapsed or 
is about to lapse into criminal ways or company or that he 
has violated the conditions of his parole in an important 
respect, said administrator shall notify the parole board. 
Thereupon the parole board shall issue a warrant for the re- 
taking of such parolee and for his temporary custody or 
detention for a period not exceeding ten days pending action 
by the sending state to have said parolee returned. The 
retaking or detention of any such parolee may be further 
regulated by the rules of said board not inconsistent with this 
section. Such warrant shall constitute sufficient authority 
to the parole officer or to the peace officer to whom it is 
issued and to the superintendent, master, jailer or any other 



146 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 230. 

person in charge of any jail, prison, house of correction, 
lockup or place of detention to whom it is exhibited who 
shall hold in temporary custody the prisoner retaken pur- 
suant thereto. 

Section 2. Said chapter 127 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 151 F, as appearing in section 1 of 
chapter 307 of the acts of 1937, and inserting in place thereof 
the following section: — Section 151 F. If any section, 
sentence, subdivision or clause of sections one hundred and 
fifty-one A to one hundred and fifty-one E, inclusive, or 
sections one hundred and fifty-one H to one hundred and 
fifty-one J, inclusive, is for any reason held unconstitutional 
or otherwise invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity 
of the remaining portions of said sections. 

Section 3. Said chapter 127 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 151G, as so appearing, and inserting 
in place thereof the following section: — Section 151G. 
Sections one hundred and fifty-one A to one hundred and 
fifty-one J, inclusive, may be cited as the out-of-state pro- 
bationer and parolee supervision law. 

Approved March 25, 1957. 

Chap. 230 An Act authorizing the county treasurer for the 

COUNTY OF BRISTOL TO PAY A SUM OF MONEY TO WILLIAM 
MCAULIFFE AND OTHERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general 
or special law to the contrary, or the failure by the contractor 
to furnish a certified check or performance bond, the county 
treasurer for the county of Bristol is hereby authorized to 
pay the sum of twenty-two thousand one hundred and fifty 
dollars together with interest as hereinafter provided, for 
labor and materials furnished to perform certain repairs 
on the superior court house in the city of Taunton under a 
contract dated November fifteenth, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-five, and entered into between the county commissioners 
of said county and William McAuliffe of New Bedford, said 
sum to be paid in the following manner: — to said William 
McAuliffe, the general contractor, the sum of three thousand 
eight hundred and eighty-four dollars and sixty-nine cents, 
with interest to the date of payment; to Arnold E. Dahlberg 
of New Bedford, a sub-contractor doing business as Cape Cod 
Ladder Manufacturing Company, the sum of two thousand 
one hundred and eighty-six dollars and twenty-five cents, 
with interest to the date of payment; and to J. Kenneth 
Andrews of Providence in the state of Rhode Island, a sub- 
contractor doing business as Universal Sheet Metal and 
Roofing Company, the sum of sixteen thousand and seventy- 
nine dollars and six cents, with interest to the date of pay- 
ment. 

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

Approved March 25, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. —Chaps. 231.. 232, 233. 147 



A\ A('T AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF NOR- CJiaV.231 
FOLK COUNTY TO APPLY FUNDS IN THE POST-WAR REHABILI- 
TATION FUND TO THE PAYMENT OF A LOAN FOR WORK AT 
THE NORFOLK COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 372 of the acts of 1956 is hereby 
amended by adding at the end the following section: — Sec- 
tion S. Any sums received from the sale of securities held 
in the post-war rehabilitation fund, established by chapter 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-three, may be 
applied towards payment cither of the expenditures author- 
ized by section one of this act or of the principal of the bonds 
or notes hereby authorized. 

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

Approved March 25, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the city of chicopee to pay a cer- Chap.232 

TAIN SUM OF MONEY TO DONAT ISABELLE AS DAMAGES FOR 
THE TAKING OF LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Chicopee is hereby authorized to 
pay to Donat Isabelle the sum of one thousand two hundred 
and fifty dollars as damages for the taking of land by eminent 
domain for school purposes by the city of Chicopee in the 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a vote of the board of aldermen of said city, subject to 
the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 25, 1957. 

An Act providing for establishing fees for field Chap. 233 
drivers and pound keepers by cities and towns. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 49 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 26, as appearing in the Tercentenary 
Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following sec- 
tion: — Section 26. A city by vote of its city council, ap- 
proved in accordance with the provisions of its charter, and 
a town by order adopted by the selectmen or town meeting 
members, may establish, and from time to time amend, a 
scale of fees to be paid a field driver for sheep, goats and for 
other beasts taken up by him, and a scale of fees to be paid 
a pound keeper for animals impounded in the pound. 

Approved March 25, 1957. 



148 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 234, 235. 236, 237. 

Chap.234: An Act designating the north-south highway in the 

CITY OF CHICOPEE AS MEMORIAL DRIVE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

That part of the state highway in the city of Chicopee 
known as the North-South highway and designated as 
route 33 extending from Chicopee Falls to the town line 
of South Pladley Falls shall be known and designated as 
Memorial Drive in honor of those who served in the armed 
forces of the United States, and suitable markers bearing 
said designation shall be erected along said highway by the 
department of public works. Approved March 25, 1957. 

Chap.235 An Act authorizing the modification or removal 
OF private ways from officl\l maps of cities and 

TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 81F of chapter 41 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after the third sentence, as appearing 
in section 4 of chapter 340 of the acts of 1947, the following 
sentence: — Any way, which is not a public way, appearing 
on an official map of a city or town may be modified or 
removed therefrom by the planning board acting in accord- 
ance with the procedure set forth in section eighty-one W, 
so far as apt, provided that there is no objection at a public 
hearing by any person in interest. 

Approved March 25, 1957. 

Chap.236 An Act providing for the commitment of certain per- 
sons FOUND TO BE INSANE WHILE BEING HELD FOR TRIAL 
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 100 A of chapter 123 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after the third sentence, as appearing 
in section 11 of chapter 194 of the acts of 1941, the following 
sentence: — If the person examined is being held for a sitting 
of the superior court, and if there is no sitting of such court 
at the time the report is filed, the clerk of the court in which 
the trial is to be held shall transmit forthwith a copy of such 
report to the chief justice of the superior court, who may 
commit the accused to a state hospital or to the Bridgewater 
state hospital, subject to the provisions of section one hun- 
dred. Approved March 25, 1957. 

Chap. 237 An Act authorizing the tow f n of abington to borrow 

MONEY FOR TOWN OFFICE HOUSING, TEMPORARY SCHOOL 
ACCOMMODATIONS AND OTHER TOWN PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of providing funds for the 
purchase of certain land with the buildings thereon, located 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 238. 149 

on the southerly side of Birch street in the town of Abington, 
known as the New England Art Publishing Inc. property, 
containing one and one-tenth acres, more or less, as shown 
on plan 50, plot 33 on the assessors plans of the town of 
Abington, to be used for town office housing, temporary 
school accommodations and other town purposes, the town 
of Abington may borrow from time to time, within a period 
of three years from the passage of this act, such sums as may 
be necessary, not exceeding in the aggregate, seventy-five 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes of the town 
therefor which shall bear on their face the words, Abington 
Town Offices Project Loan, Act of 1957. 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 within the statu- 
tory 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 March 27, 1957. 



An Act further regulating the amount of annual Chav. 238 

EXPENDITURES FOR THE WORK OF THE CAPE COD MOSQUITO 
CONTROL PROJECT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 379 of the acts of 1930 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 1, as most recently amended 
by chapter 250 of the acts of 1935, and inserting in place 
thereof the following section : — Section 1 . The area in- 
cluded in the towns comprising the county of Barnstable is 
hereby constituted a mosquito control project under section 
five A of chapter two hundred and fifty-two of the General 
Laws to the same extent as if so constituted by the state 
reclamation board acting under said section five A, and the 
improvements herein authorized shall be undertaken under 
the identifying name of the Cape Cod Mosquito Control 
Project. Beginning with the fiscal year commencing on 
July first, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, to meet the 
expenses incurred under this act, there shall annually be 
expended from the state treasury, subject to appropriation, 
sums equal, in the aggregate, to fifty cents on each one 
thousand dollars of the taxable valuations of all such towns, 
and the sums so expended shall be assessed by the state 
treasurer on said towns in proportion to their said valuations 
as additions to their respective quotas of the state tax next 
to be assessed; provided, that any such town may in any 
year anticipate in whole or in part its assessment, and ap- 
propriate, raise and deposit the amount thereof with the 
state treasurer, and any sum so deposited shall be credited 
against such assessment. There may also be expended for 



150 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 239. 

the purposes of this act voluntary contributions for such 
purposes deposited in the state treasury. 

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

Approved March 27, 1957. 

Chap.239 An Act authorizing the county commissioners of the 

COUNTY OF PLYMOUTH TO PARTICIPATE IN CO-OPERATIVE 
SHORE PROTECTION AND REPAIR OF DAMAGE IN CERTAIN 
TOWNS IN SAID COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of 
Plymouth are hereby authorized to participate in the work 
of shore protection and repair of damage done by storms in 
certain towns in said county, and for such purposes may pay 
such sums as may be necessary, not to exceed twenty-five 
per cent of the cost of such work, in co-operation with the 
commonwealth and with the towns in which such work is 
done, or in co-operation with the commonwealth and said 
towns and the federal government. 

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, one hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes of 
the county therefor, which shall bear on their face the words 
Plymouth County Shore Protection Loan, Act of 1957. Each 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such 
loans shall be payable not more than five years from their 
dates. The bonds or notes shall be signed by the county 
treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the county 
commissioners. The county may sell the said securities at 
public or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as the 
county commissioners may deem proper, but not for less than 
their par value. Indebtedness incurred hereunder shall, ex- 
cept as herein provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five of 
the General Laws. 

Section 3. The county treasurer of said county, with the 
approval of the county commissioners, may issue temporary 
notes of the county, payable in not more than one year from 
their dates in anticipation of the serial bonds or notes under 
this act, but the time within which such serial bonds or notes 
shall become due and payable shall not, by reason of such 
temporary notes, be extended bej'ond the time fixed by this 
act. Any notes issued in anticipation of the serial bonds or 
notes shall be paid from the proceeds thereof. 

Section 4. In the event that any work authorized by 
section one is to be performed by the commonwealth or by a 
town, the money to be contributed by the county of Plymouth 
shall be paid into the state treasury or the town treasury 
from time to time as requested by the state department of 
public works or by the department, board or officer of the 
town having similar powers and duties, as the case may be, 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 240, 241. 151 

but no such work shall be commenced until the contribution 
or contributions so requested have been so paid, and no 
money so contributed shall be used for any other purpose. 

Section 5. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance during the current year, by the county commis- 
sioners of the county of Plymouth, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 27, 1957. 

An Act enlarging the purposes for which Bertram Chov.240 

FIELD IN THE CITY OF SALEM MAY BE USED AND PERMITTING 
THE LEASING THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The school committee of the city of Salem is 
hereby authorized to assume the control of the stadium and 
athletic field known as Bertram field, including the land and 
structures thereon. Said stadium and field shall be used for 
purposes of school and other athletics and public events at 
which a charge for admission may or may not be made and 
the said school committee may rent or lease the said Bertram 
field, upon such terms and conditions as it may determine, 
to be used for any of the aforesaid purposes. All revenue 
received by said school committee from said stadium and 
athletic field shall be paid into the treasury of said city, and 
shall be subject to the provisions of section forty-seven of 
chapter seventy-one of the General Laws. The said stadium 
and athletic field shall be under the same care and control as 
other school property. 

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

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the citj r of Salem, subject to the provisions of its charter, 
but not otherwise. Approved March 27, 1957. 

An Act designating a certain playground in the city Chap.241 

OF BOSTON AS THE SERGEANT CHARLES RICHARD KENNEDY 
MEMORIAL PLAYGROUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The metropolitan district commission is hereby authorized 
and directed to designate the small children's play area lo- 
cated on Edgewater drive in the Mattapan district of the city 
of Boston as the Sergeant Charles Richard Kennedy Memo- 
rial Playground to commemorate the late Sergeant Charles 
Richard Kennedy, a member of the United States Marine 
Corps, who was killed in action in the Marshall Islands dur- 
ing World War II, and said commission shall erect thereon 
and thereafter maintain a suitable marker bearing said 
designation. Approved March 27, 1957. 



152 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 242. 

Chap. 242 An Act providing for representation of organizations 

OF THE EMPLOYEES OF CITIES AND TOWNS IN THE PUR- 
CHASE OF CONTRIBUTORY GROUP GENERAL BLANKET 
INSURANCE. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith that in the 
purchase of contributory group general or blanket insurance 
for persons in the employ of certain political subdivisions 
of the commonwealth and their dependents, a committee 
representing organizations of the employees affected consult 
with the appropriate public authority of such political 
subdivision, 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: 

The first paragraph of section 3 of chapter 32B of the 
General Laws, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 730 of the 
acts of 1956, is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"unit", in line 3, the words: — , after consultation with an 
advisory committee consisting of five persons to be elected 
from and representing organizations of the employees affec- 
ted, — so as to read as follows: — Upon acceptance of this 
chapter as hereinafter provided, the appropriate public 
authority of the governmental unit, after consultation with 
an advisory committee consisting of five persons to be 
elected from and representing organizations of the em- 
ployees affected, shall negotiate with and purchase, on such 
terms as it deems to be in the best interest of the govern- 
mental unit and its employees, from one or more insurance 
companies, savings banks or non-profit hospital or medical 
service corporations, a policy or policies of group life and 
accidental death and dismemberment insurance covering 
employees, and group general or blanket insurance providing 
hospital, surgical and medical benefits covering employees 
and their dependents, and shall, subject to the availability 
of appropriation, execute all agreements or contracts per- 
taining to said policies or any amendments thereto for and 
on behalf and in the name of such governmental unit. If a 
town or district accepts the provisions of this chapter as 
provided under section ten but fails to appropriate the funds 
necessary to implement said provisions, the selectmen, in 
the case of a town, or the prudential committee or district 
commissioners, in the case of a district, shall certify the cost 
to the town or district, as the case may be, in carrying out 
the provisions of this chapter to the board of assessors who 
shall include the amount so certified in the determination of 
the tax rate of that year. Arrangements may be made with 
the carrier or carriers issuing such policy or policies pur- 
chased under this chapter to reinsure, by reinsurance agree- 
ment, under conditions approved by the appropriate^ public 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 243, 244. 153 

authority, portions of the total amount of such insurance 
with such other carriers as may elect to participate in such 
insurance. Approved March 28, 1957. 

An Act providing that the assessment of taxes upon Chap. 243 

THE STOCK IN TRADE OF TRANSIENT VENDORS SHALL NOT 
MAKE THE TRANSIENT VENDORS LAW INAPPLICABLE TO 
SUCH VENDORS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 2 of chapter 101 of the General Laws, as amended 
by chapter 372 of the acts of 1948, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in lines 7 to 10, inclusive, the words " , by 
any person, whether principal or agent, who engages in 
temporal or transient business in any town in which taxes 
have been assessed upon his stock in trade during the current 
year", — so as to read as follows: — Section 2. The pro- 
visions of this chapter relative to transient vendors shall not 
apply to sales by commercial travelers or by selling agents to 
dealers in the usual course of business, or to bona fide sales 
of goods, wares or merchandise by sample for future delivery, 
or to sales of goods, wares or merchandise by any domestic 
corporation or agent thereof, or to hawkers and pedlers as 
defined in section thirteen, nor shall they affect the right of 
any town to pass ordinances or by-laws authorized by law 
relative to transient vendors. No transient vendor shall be 
relieved or exempted from the provisions and requirements 
of this chapter relative to transient vendors by reason of 
associating himself temporarily with any local dealer, trader 
or merchant, or by conducting such temporary or transient 
business in connection with or as a part of the business of, 
or in the name of any local dealer, trader or merchant. 

Approved March 28, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the city of lynn to sell a certain Chap. 2^ 

PARCEL OF PARK LAND IN SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn, by its proper authorities, 
may sell, transfer and convey to the Valladolid Building 
Association of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, the fol- 
lowing described parcel of land, held by said city for park 
purposes and bounded southwesterly by Lynnfield street by 
two courses, seventeen and ninety-two hundredths feet and 
two hundred fifty feet; northwesterly by other land of the 
city of Lynn one hundred feet; northerly by other land of the 
city of Lynn, seventy-two and eighty-four hundredths feet; 
northeasterly by other land of the city of Lynn two hundred 
feet; southeasterly by land of John H. Sedgwick, trustee, one 
hundred eighty feet; containing forty thousand, seven 
hundred forty square feet, more or less, and shown on a 
plan entitled, "Plan of Land for Sale by City of Lynn", 



154 Acts., 1957. — Chaps. 245, 246. 

dated November twenty-nine, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
six, signed by Frank E. Gowdy, City Engineer, on file in the 
office of said engineer. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current 3 r ear by vote of the board of park com- 
missioners of said city and by vote of the city council of said 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not other- 
wise. Approved March 28, 1957. 

Chap.24:5 An Act relative to the number of directors who must 

SIGN ANNUAL RETURNS REQUIRED TO BE FILED BY CERTAIN 
CORPORATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 26A of chapter 180 of the General Laws, as most 
recently amended by chapter 390 of the acts of 1956, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "directors", in 
line 10, the words: — , but if such majority is more than 
five then by at least five. Approved March 29, 1957. 

C7iap.246 An Act relative to the salary of certain justices of 

THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT AND OF THE SUPERIOR 
COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 333 of the acts of 1956 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 2 and inserting in place 
thereof the following section : — Section 2. This act shall 
take effect as of October first, nineteen hundred and fiftj T -five. 

Section 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
four of chapter seven hundred and thirty-three of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fifty-five, any justice of the supreme 
judicial court who was appointed to said office between the 
first day of January and the thirty-first day of December in 
the year nineteen hundred and fifty-six, both dates inclusive, 
shall receive such salary as is provided by section twenty- 
two of chapter two hundred and eleven of the General Laws. 

Section 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
four of chapter seven hundred and thirty-three of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fifty-five, any justice of the superior 
court who was appointed to said office between the first day 
of February, nineteen hundred and fifty-six and the thirty- 
first day of December, nineteen hundred and fifty-six, both 
dates inclusive, shall receive such salary as is provided by 
section twenty-seven of chapter two hundred and twelve of 
the General Laws. 

Section 4. Sections two and three of this act shall take 
effect as of August first, nineteen hundred and fifty-six. 

Approved March 29, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 247, 248, 249. 155 



A\ Act providing for the certification of joseph c. Chaw.247 

MARINO AS AN INVESTIGATOR OF SETTLEMENT AND SUPPORT 
CLAIMS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Joseph C. Marino, a disabled veteran, the 
present incumbent in the position of investigator of settle- 
ment and support claims in the department of mental 
health, division of settlement and support, shall be certified 
as a permanent employee classified under the civil service 
laws and rules for said position as though the list from which 
he was originally appointed were still in existence. 

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

Approved March 29, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the licensing board of the town C7?«Z>.248 

OF ACUSHNET TO GRANT A LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL 
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO ROMEO AND JEANETTE BEAU- 
LIEU, DOING BUSINESS AS ROMEO'S PACKAGE STORE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
the licensing board of the town of Acushnet is hereby author- 
ized to issue to Romeo and Jeanette Beaulieu, doing business 
as Romeo's Package Store, at 270 Main Street, Acushnet, a 
license to sell all alcoholic beverages at retail, not to be drunk 
on the premises. 

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

Approved April 1, 1957. 



An Act relative to the corporate powers of the somer- Chap. 249 

VILLE POLICE RELIEF ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Somerville Police Relief Association, a 
corporation duly established under the laws of the common- 
wealth, is hereby authorized, upon the death of the wife of 
any member in good standing, to pay to such member such 
sum, not exceeding five hundred dollars, as may from time 
to time be determined by vote of said corporation, and, upon 
the death of any member in good standing, to pay such death 
benefits, not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, as may from 
time to time be determined by vote as aforesaid. 

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

Approved April 1, 1957. 



156 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 250. 

Chap. 250 An Act authorizing the establishment of the oxford- 

ROCIIDALE SEWER DISTRICT WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE 
TOWNS OF OXFORD AND LEICESTER AND CHANGING THE 
AUTHORIZED BOUNDARY OF MOUNT PLEASANT SEWER DIS- 
TRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the towns of Oxford and 
Leicester liable to taxation in said towns and residing within 
the territory comprised within the following lines, to wit : — 
Beginning at the intersection of the town limits of Oxford, 
Auburn and Leicester; thence southeasterly along the Oxford- 
Auburn town line to the intersection of said town line with 
the north right-of-way of the new Massachusetts Turnpike; 
thence westerly along said north right-of-way line to its 
intersection with the Oxford-Charlton town line; thence 
northerly along said Oxford-Charlton town line to the point 
of intersection of the town limits of Oxford, Charlton and 
Leicester; thence westerly along the Leicester-Charlton town 
line to a point about 200 feet west of the center line of Charl- 
ton street (Leicester road); thence northerly in a straight 
line a distance of about 2100 feet to a point located in the 
field about 800 feet due west from the center line of Charlton 
street; thence northeasterly in a straight line to a stone 
monument marked CV & R, which monument is located due 
west 2000 feet from a stone monument numbered zero stand- 
ing at the intersection of River and Pleasant streets, and 
being an angle point in the west boundary of the Cherry 
Valley and Rochdale Water District (Rochdale section); 
thence northerly in a straight line about three thousand four 
hundred and fifty feet to the northwesterly corner of the 
Cherry Valley and Rochdale Water District; thence easterly, 
about 3500 feet, to the northeasterly corner of the Cherry 
Valley and Rochdale Water District; thence northeasterly in 
a straight line to a point located about 200 feet east of the 
center line of Henshaw street and about 500 feet south of the 
intersection of Clark, Peter, Salem, and Henshaw streets; 
thence southerly along a line about 200 feet east of and par- 
allel to the center line of Henshaw street to a point in the 
north line of Stafford street about 200 feet east of the center 
line of Henshaw street; thence true east about 350 feet to a 
point; thence southerly in a straight line to a point in the 
Leicester-Auburn town line about 100 feet southeast of the 
town limits of Oxford, Auburn and Leicester; thence north- 
westerly to the point of beginning, shall constitute a sewer 
district and an> hereby made a body corporate by the name 
of the Oxford-Rochdale Sewer District, hereinafter called the 
district, for the purpose of laying out, constructing, main- 
taining and operating a system or systems of common sewers 
for a part or the whole of the territory herein described with 
such connections and other works as may be required for a 
system of sewage disposal and may construct such sewers in 



Acts, 1957. — ('hap. 250. 157 

said district as may be necessary, 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 provided herein. The district shall have power 
to prosecute and defend all actions relating to its property 
and affairs. 

Section LA. So much of the land included within the 
area of the Oxford-Rochdale Sewer District by section one 
of this act as is also included within the area of the Mount, 
Pleasant Sewer District by section one of chapter six hundred 
and seventy-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-five 
is hereby excluded from said Mount Pleasant Sewer District. 

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 the town of Leicester, 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 clays at 
least before the time of the meeting. Such justice of the 
peace, or one of the selectmen of said town 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 accepted 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 commis- 
sioners, 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. 

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 com- 
missioners who shall be inhabitants and voters in said dis- 
trict, 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 
annual district meeting, and until their successors are quali- 
fied, or, if elected at a special meeting, one until the expira- 
tion of one year, one until the expiration of two years and 
one until the expiration of three years, from the next succeed- 
ing annual district meeting, and until their successors are 
qualified, and thereafter, at each annual district meeting 
when the term of a member expires, the district shall elect 



158 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 250. 

one member of the board to serve for three years and until 
his successor is qualified. 

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 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 any other 
thing proper or necessary for the purposes of this act; pro- 
vided, 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 cor- 
poration 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 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 commence- 
ment of the work of construction authorized hereby, the 
district may carry on such work by a duly authorized com- 
mittee of the district. The committee shall serve without 
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 commissioners" 
or "said board" hereinafter occurs, it shall mean and include 
the board of sewer commissioners, or the committee 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. 

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 the 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 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 250. 159 

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 each of said towns shall certify the pay- 
ment or payments of such assessments or apportionments 
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 each of said towns, 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 sub- 
ject to any tax assessed on account of the system of sewerage 
under this act, if, in the judgment of the board of sewer com- 
missioners 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 build- 
ings that might be constructed thereon, could not be con- 
nected 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 collectors, 
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 ex- 
penses 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 exceed- 
ing, in the aggregate, three hundred and twenty-five thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the w r ords, Oxford-Rochdale Sewerage 
Loan, Act of 1957. 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 of 
indebtedness and shall, except as herein provided, be subject 
to the provisions of chapter forty-four of the General Laws, 
exclusive of the limitation contained in the first paragraph of 
section seven thereof. 

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 mainte- 
nance and operation of said system of sewerage and sewage 



160 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 250. 

disposal or to the extension thereof, to the payment of inter- 
est 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 shall 
annually appoint a clerk and a treasurer and may appoint a 
superintendent of sewers who shall not be a member of the 
board, and shall define their duties. The treasurer shall not 
be a sewer commissioner, and shall give bond to the district 
in such an amount as may be approved by said sewer com- 
missioners and with a surety company authorized to transact 
business in the commonwealth as surety. Said board may, 
in its discretion, prescribe for the users of said sewer 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, prescribe 
rules and regulations for the connection of estates and build- 
ings with main drains and sewers, and for inspection of the 
materials, the construction, alteration and use of all connec- 
tions and drains entering into such main drains or sewers, 
and may prescribe penalties, not exceeding 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 
towns of Oxford and Leicester, 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 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. 

Skction 14. Upon a petition in writing addressed to said 
board of sewer commissioners requesting that certain real 
estate, accurately described therein, located in either of said 
towns 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 lie called, at which 
meeting the voters may vote on the question of including 
said real estate within the district. If a majority of the 
voters present and voting thereon vote in the affirmative 
the district clerk shall within ten days file with the town 
clerk of said town and with the state secretary an attested 
copy of said petition and vote; and thereupon said real 



Acts, 1957.- Chaps. 251, 252. Kil 

estate shall become and be part of the district and shall be 
holden under this acl in the same manner and to the same 
extent as the real estate described in section one. 

Section L5. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by a majority of the voters of said territory voting 
thereon at a meeting as provided for in section two of this act 
within five years of its passage. Approved April 1 , 1957. 

An Act making permanent certain positions in the ( hap.251 

LABOR SERVICE IX CITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions ^\' any law 
to the contrary, every year round temporary position in the 
labor service of cities in which such service is classified under 
the civil service laws and rules and for which compensation 
lias been duly paid or authorized for a continuous period of 
three years or more next prior to January first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-seven, shall be deemed to be a permanent 
position. Certification to fill such positions shall first be 
made of persons with experience in the department as set 
forth in section two of civil service rule twenty-eight. 

If a person who has had temporary service as a result of 
civil service certification for at least three years receives a 
permanent appointment in the same department in which he 
had such temporary employment, he shall not be subject to a 
probationary period. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect in a city upon its 
acceptance by vote of the city council, subject to the provi- 
sions of its charter. Approved Avril 1, 1957. 

An Act authorizing cities and towns to borrow on Chap. 252 

ACCOUNT OF PUBLIC WELFARE AND VETERANS' BENEFITS 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, which in part is to make immediately 
operative, in view of the existing financial emergency in cer- 
tain cities and towns, the provisions of this act authorizing 
cities and towns to borrow certain sums during the current 
year and the next succeeding year on account of expenses for 
public welfare and for aid to veterans, 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 f. Subject to the provisions of this act. any 
city or town, by a two thirds vote as defined in section one of 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws, and with the ap- 
proval of the mayor or selectmen and of the emergency 
finance board established under section one of chapter 
forty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-three, 
may borrow in each of the years nineteen hundred and 
fifty-seven and nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, inside its 



162 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 252. 

limit of indebtedness as prescribed by section ten of said 
chapter forty-four, for use only for meeting appropriations 
made or to be made for public welfare, including in such term 
old age assistance, aid to dependent children, and disability 
assistance, and for veterans' benefits to an amount not more 
than one half of one per cent of the average of the assessors' 
valuation of its taxable property for the three preceding 
years, such valuation to be reduced and otherwise determined 
as provided in said section ten of said chapter forty-four, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words: (name of city or town) Municipal Relief 
Loan, Act of 1957. Each authorized issue shall constitute 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more 
than five years from their dates, as said board shall fix, and, 
except as herein provided, shall be subject to said chapter 
forty -four, exclusive of the limitation contained in the first 
paragraph of section seven thereof. 

Loans may be issued hereunder in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-seven only by a city or town which in such 
year has appropriated to be raised by taxation, or appro- 
priated from available funds for the purposes enumerated 
in the preceding paragraph, an amount not less than ninety 
per cent of the aggregate of its expenditures made in the year 
preceding the year of issue, or in the year nineteen hundred 
and fifty-eight only by a city or town which in such year has 
appropriated to be raised by taxation, or appropriated from 
available funds for the purposes enumerated in the pre- 
ceding paragraph, an amount not less than the aggregate of 
its expenditures in the preceding year, for old age assistance 
and aid to dependent children to be met otherwise than from 
the proceeds of federal grants, and of its expenditures made 
in said preceding year for veterans' benefits, together with 
an amount equal to not less than ninety per cent of its ex- 
penditures made in said preceding year for all public welfare 
purposes including disability assistance to be met otherwise 
than from the proceeds of federal grants, other than old age 
assistance, aid to dependent children and veterans' benefits, 
all as determined by the board. 

If a loan under authority of this act has been approved by 
said board during the year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven 
or nineteen hundred and fifty-eight for a city or town, the 
amount of any appropriation voted by such city or town for 
said year for public welfare, including in such term old age 
assistance, aid to dependent children, disability assistance, 
and veterans' benefits, shall not be reduced during the said 
year by appropriation, transfer or otherwise, except with the 
written approval of the board. Whenever used in this act, 
the words "veterans' benefits" shall include the forms of 
aid to veterans now or formerly known as state aid, military 
aid, soldiers' relief, and soldiers' burials, or any words or 
phrases connoting the same. 

Section 2. The members of the board aforesaid, when 
acting under this act, shall receive from the commonwealth 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 253. 163 

compensation to the same extent as provided for services 
under chapter three hundred and sixty-six of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-three, as amended, including 
section forty-two of chapter seven hundred and thirty of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-five. 

Section 3. A loan order in any city under authority of 
this act shall be deemed to be an emergency order and as 
such may be passed in such manner as is provided for emer- 
gency orders or ordinances in its charter, and shall be in full 
force and effect immediately upon final favorable action 
thereon by its city council or chief executive, as the case may 
be, or upon expiration of any period specified by such charter 
for the approval or disapproval of such orders by its chief 
executive in any case where he fails to approve or dis- 
approve such an order within such period, notwithstanding 
any provision of general or special law or ordinance to the 
contrary; provided, that in the city of Boston such loan 
orders may be passed in the manner provided in its charter 
for loan orders for temporary loans in anticipation of taxes. 

Section 4. Tn any city a loan order under authority of 
this act may be passed by vote of two thirds of all the 
members of the city council, or of each branch thereof where 
there are two branches, notwithstanding any provision of 
law to the contrary. Approved April 2, 1957. 

An Act reorganizing the boston traffic commission. Chap. 253 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 263 of the acts of 1929 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place 
thereof the following three sections: — Section 1. There shall 
be in the city of Boston, hereinafter called the city, a de- 
partment, known as the Traffic Department, which shall be 
under the charge of a board, known as the Boston Traffic 
Commission, hereinafter called the commission, consisting 
of an officer, known as the traffic commissioner, appointed 
by the mayor for a term expiring on the first Monday of the 
January folio wing the next biennial municipal election at 
which a mayor is elected, who shall be chairman of the com- 
mission, and four other officers, known as associate traffic 
commissioners. The police commissioner, the commissioner 
of public works, the commissioner of parks and recreation 
and the commissioner of real property of the city shall be, 
ex officiis, the associate traffic commissioners. 

The traffic commissioner shall receive such annual salary 
as shall from time to time be fixed by the city council with 
the approval of the mayor. The associate traffic commis- 
sioners shall receive no compensation for their services as 
such associate traffic commissioners. 

Section 1A. The traffic commissioner shall exclusively 
have the powers, and perform the duties, of a department 
head with respect to the making of contracts (other than 
contracts for the acquisition, installation or maintenance of 



164 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 253. 

parking meters) and the appointment, suspension, discharge, 
compensation and indemnification of engineers, experts, as- 
sistants and other employees for the traffic department; but 
in the exercise of such powers and the performance of such 
duties he shall be subject to all statutes and ordinances ap- 
plicable generally to d< partments of tin' city. 

Section IB. The traffic commissioner shall have power to 
make, erect and maintain, or cause to be made, erected and 
maintained, traffic signs, signals, markings and other devices 
for the control of street traffic in the city and for informing 
and warning the public as to rules and regulations adopted or 
promulgated under this act, subject, however, to section two 
of chapter eighty-five, and to sections eight and nine of 
chapter eighty-nine, of the General Laws. 

Section 2. The first sentence of section 2 of chapter 263 
of the acts of 1929, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 78 
of the acts of 1950, is hereby amended by striking out, in 
line 14, the word "commission" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — traffic commissioner. 

Section 3. Said section 2 of said chapter 263 is hereby 
further amended by striking out the third sentence, as so 
appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following sen- 
tence: — The commission may adopt, amend and repeal rules 
and regulations, not repugnant to law, prescribing a penalty, 
not exceeding fifty dollars, for any violation of a rule or 
regulation adopted under this section or section two A or 
promulgated under section two B which is not disposed of 
under section twenty A of chapter ninety of the General 
Laws; provided that no penalty shall be imposed upon any 
disabled veteran whose vehicle bears the distinctive number 
plates authorized by section two of chapter ninety of the 
General Laws, or upon any handicapped person whose vehicle 
displays in the rear window the distinctive sticker authorized 
by said section two, for parking such vehicle on any way 
for a longer period of time than permitted by a rule or regu- 
lation adopted under this section or section two A or pro- 
mulgated under section two B. 

Section 4. Said section 2 of said chapter 263, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by striking out the sixth, seventh, 
eighth and ninth sentences. 

Section 5. Said chapter 263, as amended, is hereby fur- 
ther amended by inserting after section 2A. inserted by chap- 
ter 319 of the acts of 1935, the following three sections: — 
Section 2B. Whenever a situation not admitting of delay 
arises and the Boston traffic commission is not in session, 
the traffic commissioner shall have the authority of the com- 
mission under section two; provided, that any rule or regula- 
tion promulgated by the traffic commissioner in exercising 
the power vested in him by this section shall contain a 
preamble setting forth why the situation d^c* not admit of 
delay, shall take effect upon its promulgation, shall be opera- 
tive only until the cessation of the emergency or the expira- 
tion of one month from the date of its promulgation, which- 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 254. 165 

ever is earlier, and may be amended or repealed at any 
time by the commission; and provided further, that while 
a rule or regulation so promulgated by the traffic commis- 
sioner is in effect, the commission may adopt under section 
two a rule or regulation of like or similar tenor. 

Section 2C. Within thirty days after the filing with the 
Boston traffic commission by twenty-five registered voters 
of the city of Boston a petition for a public hearing relative 
to any rule or regulation adopted or proposed to be adopted 
by the commission, the commission shall hold such a hearing 
on such rule or regulation; and final action on such rule or 
regulation shall be determined only by vote of a majority of 
the entire membership of the commission. 

No rule or regulation adopted by the Boston traffic com- 
mission shall take effect until published for two successive 
weeks in the City Record. 

Neither this section nor section two of chapter eighty-five 
of the General Laws shall apply to any rule or regulation 
adopted by the Boston traffic commission under section two 
which, by its terms, is to be operative for less than sixty-one 
days or to any rule or regulation promulgated by the traffic 
commissioner under section two B. 

Section 2D. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
authorize the traffic commissioner to promulgate, or the com- 
mission to adopt, any rule or regulation excluding the street 
railway cars or trackless trolley vehicles of the metropolitan 
transit authority from any- street, way, highway, road or 
parkway, or any part of any thereof, in which it has a loca- 
tion, or to modify or limit any power or authority of the 
metropolitan district commission, the state department of 
public works or the state department of public utilities, or 
to modify or limit any power or authority of the police com- 
missioner to regulate street uses under any license or permit 
granted by him. 

Section 6. 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 April 2, 1957. 

An Act subjecting the quincy market cold storage and Chap.254 

WAREHOUSE COMPANY TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE LAW 
GOVERNING BUSINESS CORPORATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of 
general or special law, chapter one hundred and fifty-eight of 
the General Laws and acts in amendment thereof or in addi- 
tion thereto shall not apply to the Quincy Market Cold Stor- 
age and Warehouse Company, a corporation organized on 
August nineteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, under 
chapter two hundred and twenty-four of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and seventy and acts in amendment thereof and in 
addition thereto as the Quincy Market Cold Storage Com- 



166 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 255. 

pany; but chapter one hundred and fifty-six of the General 
Laws and all provisions of law applicable to corporations 
organized under said chapter shall apply to said corporation, 
which shall hereafter be subject to and governed by said 
chapter and all such provisions of law. 

Section 2. Said corporation may, with the written con- 
sent of the municipal board or officer having charge of the 
laying out of public ways in a city or town and upon such 
conditions, if any, as such board or officer may deem neces- 
sary for the health, safety, or convenience of the inhabitants 
of such city or town or the protection of their property, dig up 
and open the ground in any of the public ways therein, so far 
as is necessary to accomplish the objects of the corporation; 
but such consent shall not affect the right or remedy to re- 
cover damages for an injury caused to persons or property by 
the acts of said corporation. Said corporation shall put all 
such public ways into as good repair as they were when 
opened, and upon failure to do so within a reasonable time 
shall be guilty of a nuisance. If a person who is injured in his 
person or property by a defect in a public way which is caused 
by the operations of said corporation in laying down or repair- 
ing its pipes or otherwise obstructing such way recovers 
damages therefor of the city or town wherein such injury is 
received, such city or town shall, if said corporation is liable 
for said damages and has reasonable notice to appear and 
defend the original action, be entitled to recover of said cor- 
poration the damages so recovered from it with the taxable 
costs of both parties in such action. 

Approved April 2, 1957. 

Chap. 255 An Act to reclassify certain employees of municipal 

GAS OR ELECTRIC PLANTS UNDER THE CONTRIBUTORY RE- 
TIREMENT SYSTEM FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Group B of paragraph (g) of subdivision (2) of section 3 of 
chapter 32 of the General Laws, as most recently amended 
by section 1 of chapter 445 of the acts of 1954, is hereby fur- 
ther amended by inserting after the word "powers", in line 
10, the words: — , employees of a municipal gas or electric 
plant who are employed as linemen, electric switchboard 
operators, electric maintenance men, steam engineers, boiler 
operators, firemen, oilers, mechanical maintenance men and 
supervisors of said employees, — so as to read as follows: — 
Group B. — Members of police and fire departments not 
classified in Group A, members of the police force of the 
metropolitan district commission, capitol police, public 
works building police, permanent watershed guards and 
permanent park police, employees of the Port of Boston 
Commission comprising guards, guard sergeants, head guard 
and chief of waterfront police, conservation officers paid as 
such, district fire wardens, coastal wardens in the depart- 
ment of natural resources, officials and employees of the 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 256. 167 

registry of motor vehicles having police powers, employees of a 
municipal gas or electric plant who are employed as linemen, 
electric switchboard operators, electric maintenance men, 
steam engineers, boiler operators, firemen, oilers, mechanical 
maintenance men and supervisors of said employees, em- 
ployees of the General Edward Lawrence Logan International 
Airport, comprising permanent crash crewmen, fire control 
man, assistant fire control men, and employees of the com- 
monwealth and of any count}', regardless of any official classi- 
fication, whose regular and major duties require them to 
have the care, custody, instruction or other supervision of 
prisoners or insane persons or of defective delinquents; pro- 
vided, that no member who attains age sixty-five while 
classified in Group A may thereafter be classified in Group B, 
irrespective of change of employment. 

Approved April 2, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the city of lowell to pay a certain Chap. 256 

CLAIM LEGALLY UNENFORCEABLE BY REASON OF FAILURE 
TO COMPLY WITH CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lowell is hereby authorized to 
pay from available funds a sum of money not exceeding six 
thousand seventy-four dollars and ten cents in payment and 
discharge of a certain claim of John Brady for certain mate- 
rials and supplies, or both, furnished to the city of Lowell, 
said claim being legally unenforceable against the city by 
reason of the failure to comply with sections twenty-eight 
and twenty-nine of chapter forty-three of the General Laws 
and sections forty-four A to forty-four C, inclusive, of chap- 
ter one hundred and forty-nine of the General Laws. 

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 materials and supplies, or 
both, were ordered by an official of the division of engineer- 
ing of said city and that such materials and supplies, or 
both, were actually received and used for the benefit of said 
city. 

Section 3. Any person who knowingly files a certificate 
required by section two which is false, and who thereby re- 
ceives payment for materials and supplies which were not re- 
ceived by 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 acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Lowell, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 2, 1957. 



168 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 257, 258, 259. 



Chap.257 An Act relative to appeals from orders by inspectors 

OF BUILDINGS IN CITIES AND TOWNS IN REFERENCE TO 
ELEVATORS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 143 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 70, as appearing in the Tercentenary 
Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section: 
— Section 70. Whoever is aggrieved by the order, require- 
ment or direction of an inspector of buildings of a city or 
town in reference to the installation or alteration of elevators 
may, within ten days after the service thereof, appeal as pro- 
vided in section fifty-five; and all the provisions of said sec- 
tion shall apply to the procedure on such appeal. Notwith- 
standing any general or special law to the contrary the 
provisions of this section shall be exclusive. 

Approved April 2, 1957. 

Chap. 258 An Act providing that certain motor buses may be 

OPERATED ON THE WAYS OF THE COMMONWEALTH WITH- 
OUT A SPECIAL PERMIT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 19B of chapter 90 of the General Laws, 
as amended by section 1 of chapter 572 of the acts of 1951, 
is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 3, the 
words "equipped with three axles and which shall" and in- 
serting in place thereof the words: — which does, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 19B. Notwithstanding the 
provisions of section nineteen or any other general or special 
law, a motor bus which does not exceed an over-all length, 
inclusive of front and rear bumpers, of forty feet, and with 
an axle load of not more than eighteen thousand pounds on 
any one axle, may be operated upon the ways of the common- 
wealth as designated by the department of public utilities. 

Section 2. Nothing contained in section nineteen B of 
chapter ninety of the General Laws shall affect or limit the 
authority granted the Metropolitan Transit Authority by 
chapter three hundred and ten of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-one, as amended by chapter one hundred and 
sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-five. 

Approved April 4, 1957. 

Chap.259 An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to use a 
certain part of morgan park for the purpose of 
widening grove street. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester is hereby authorized to 
use, for the purpose of widening and reconstructing Grove 
street and maintaining thereon, an easement of travel and 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 260. 169 

for all streel purposes, thai certain part of Morgan Park in 
the city of Worcester bounded and described as follows: — 

Beginning at an angle in the northeasterly line of Grove 
Street as relocated November 24, 1885 at land of unknown 
ownership, thence North 11° 02' 58" West by said north- 
east! rly line of I rrovi Street as relocated November 24, 1885 
two hundred seven (207) fe< ( more or less, thence by a curve 
to the right, the radius of which is two hundred thirty-nine 
and thirty-one hundredths (239.31) feet, one hundred eighty- 
nine (189) feet more or less; thence North 1° 21' 12" East 
three hundred sixty-eight (8(58) feet more or less; thence 
North 6° 21' 53" West three hundred seventy (370) feet more 
or less; thence North 11° 45' 43" West about six hundred 
thirteen (613) feet, the last four described lines by the east- 
erly line of Grove Street as relocated May 23, 1903; thence 
easterly by land now or formerly of Henry E. Zottoli about 
thirteen (13) feet; thence southerly by a curve, the radius of 
which is eight hundred (S00) feet and by a line tangent to 
said curve 1 caring South 11° 45' 43" East about five hundred 
twenty (520) f< el : thence by a curve to the right, the radius 
of which is two thousand thirty-two (2032) feet, about one 
hundred ninety (190) feet; thence South 6° 21' 53" East 
about one hundred forty (140) feet; thence by a curve to the 
right, the radius of which is two thousand thirty-two (2032) 
feet, about two hundred seventy (270) feet; thence South 
1° 21' 12" West, about one hundred eighty (180) feet; thence 
by a curve to the left, the radius of which is three hundred 
sixty-eight (368) feet, about three hundred thirty (330) feet; 
thence southeasterly about eighty (80) feet; thence southerly 
about thirty (30) feet to the place of beginning. Containing 
about 25,000 square feet. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Worcester, in accordance 
with the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 4, 1957. 



An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to use a 
certain portion of institute park for the purpose of 
widening grove street. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester is hereby authorized to 
use, for the purpose of widening and reconstructing Grove 
street and maintaining thereon an easement of travel and 
for all street purposes, that certain part of Institute park in 
the city of Worcester bounded and described as follows: — 

Beginning at a point on the southwesterly line of Grove 
Street as relocated July 7, 1868 and two (2) feet southwesterly 
of a drill hole in a stone monument marked WH and set in 
the ground, thence South 31° 27' 05" East nine hundredths 
(0.09) feet; thence South 36° 50' 55" East four hundred five 
and twenty-five hundredths (405.25) feet, the last two de- 
scribed lines by the southwesterly line of Grove Street as re- 



Chap. 260 



170 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 261, 262. 

located July 7, 1868; thence South 35° 26' 06" East by the 
southwesterly line of Lancaster Street as laid out in 1953, 
ninety-eight and fifty-eight hundredths (98.58) feet to a 
point two (2) feet southwesterly of a drill hole in a stone 
monument marked WH and set in the ground ; thence North 
37° 20' 32" West by other land of City of Worcester (In- 
stitute Park) three hundred seventy-one and seventy-nine 
hundredths (371.79) feet to a point two (2) feet southwest- 
erly of a drill hole in a stone monument marked WH and 
set in the ground; thence by a regular curve to the right, the 
radius of which is one thousand two hundred eighty-seven 
and ninety-two hundredths (1287.92) feet, by other land of 
City of Worcester (Institute Park) one hundred thirty-two 
and twenty-nine hundredths (132.29) feet to the place of 
beginning. Containing 1900 square feet, more or less. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Worcester, in accordance 
with the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 4, 1957. 

Chap. 261 An Act relative to the sale of motor vehicles which 

HAVE BEEN USED AS POLICE CARS OR TAXICABS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 92A of chapter 266 of the General Laws, inserted 
by chapter 216 of the acts of 1956, is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word "water", in line 4, the words: — 
, or knowing that it has been used as a police car or as a taxi- 
cab, — so as to read as follows: — Section 92 A. Whoever, 
being engaged in the business of selling new or used motor 
vehicles, sells a motor vehicle knowing that its engine or 
electrical parts have been submerged in water, or knowing 
that it has been used as a police car or as a taxicab, without 
informing the purchaser of such fact, shall be punished by a 
fine of not less than ten nor more than five hundred dollars. 

Approved April 4, 1957. 

Chap. 262 An Act relating to the countersigning of bonds or 

NOTES OF REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 44 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 28A, inserted by chapter 16 
of the acts of 1951, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing section: — Section 28 A. The provisions of sections six- 
teen to twenty-eight, inclusive, shall, so far as apt, apply to 
regional school districts established under the provisions of 
section fifteen of chapter seventy-one, but the provisions of 
section sixteen relating to the countersigning of bonds and 
notes and the provisions of section twenty-four relating to 
the countersigning and approval of notes and the certificates 
of the clerk relating thereto shall not apply to such districts. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 263, 264. 171 

Section 2. The validity of bonds and notes previously- 
issued by any regional school district countersigned or ap- 
proved as provided in section twenty-eight A of chapter 
forty-four of the General Laws, as in effect prior to the 
effective date of this act, shall not be adversely affected by 
the passage of this act. Approved April 4, 1957. 



Chap.263 



Ax Act relative to the corporate powers of the 

MALDEN POLICE RELIEF ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A member of The Maiden Police Relief Asso- 
ciation who is entitled to receive benefits under the con- 
stitution and by-laws of said corporation shall, on reaching 
age sixty-five, have paid to him the amount of mortuary 
benefit to which he was entitled at the time of his retirement 
as an active member of the Maiden police department and 
upon payment of said mortuary benefit shall cease to be a 
member of said association. 

Section 2. A member of The Maiden Police Relief 
Association who is entitled to receive benefits under the 
constitution and by-laws of said corporation shall, upon 
application, if he has attained age sixty and has been retired 
from the police department of the city of Maiden, have paid 
to him four fifths of the amount of mortuary benefit to which 
he was entitled at the time of his retirement as an active 
member of the Maiden police department, and upon pay- 
ment of said four fifths of the mortuary benefit shall cease to 
be a member of said association. Approved April 4-, 1957. 

An Act restricting to resident licensed fishermen Chap. 264 

THE TAKING OF SHINERS AND SUCKERS FOR THE PURPOSE 
OF SALE AS BAIT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The first sentence of section 48 of chapter 131 of the 
General Laws, as most recently amended b} r chapter 343 of 
the acts of 1948, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "by", in line 9, the word: — resident, — so 
as to read as follows: — Shiners or fish of a similar nature 
and suckers may be taken for bait, but not for the purpose 
of sale, in any of the inland waters of the commonwealth by 
means of a single fish trap with openings not over one inch 
or by a single circular or hoop net not exceeding six feet in 
diameter to each licensed fisherman or by means of a rec- 
tangular net, containing not more than thirty-six square feet 
of net surface; and shiners and suckers may be taken by 
resident licensed fishermen, for the purpose of sale as bait, 
in any of said waters, except great ponds and waters which 
in whole or in part are held under lease as public fishing 
grounds, not prohibited by this chapter, by means of not 
more than ten fish traps with openings not over one inch 
or by means of a single circular or hoop net not exceeding six 



172 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 265, 266. 

feet in diameter, or by means of a net containing not more 
than two hundred square feet of net surface if such person 
engaged in operating such fish trap or net is thereto author- 
ized by a license issued by the director, which license the 
director is hereby authorized to issue upon receipt of a fee of 
five dollars; provided, that any fish taken by any such net or 
trap, other than those permitted by this section to be taken 
thereby, are immediately returned alive to the water whence 
they were taken. Approved April 4, 1957. 

Chap. 265 An Act further defining the intent of the subdivision 

CONTROL LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 81M of chapter 41 of the General Laws, as appear- 
ing in section 7 of chapter 674 of the acts of 1953, is hereby 
amended by adding at the end the following sentence : — 
It is the intent of the subdivision control law that any sub- 
division plan filed with the planning board shall receive the 
approval of such board if said plan conforms to the recom- 
mendation of the board of health and to the reasonable 
rules and regulations of the planning board pertaining to sub- 
divisions of land; provided, however, that such board may, 
when appropriate, waive, as provided for in section eighty- 
one R, such portions of the rules and regulations as is deemed 
advisable. Approved April 8, 1957. 

Chap.2QQ An Act providing for an investigation by the depart- 
ment OF PUBLIC UTILITIES OF THE RATE STRUCTURE OF THE 
NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, which is to protect the public interest in 
regard to telephone and telegraph service, therefore it is 
hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the 
immediate preservation of the public interest and conven- 
ience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The department of public utilities is hereby 
authorized and directed to make an investigation of the rate 
structure of the New England Telephone and Telegraph 
Company, with a view to determining what action should be 
taken to best protect the public interest in regard to the appli- 
cation for an increase in certain rates charged by said com- 
pany. Said department shall have the power to summon 
witnesses and to require the production of books, records, 
contracts and papers, and the giving of testimony under 
oath, may employ legal, clerical, expert and other assistance, 
and may expend for the purposes of this act such sums as 
may be appropriated therefor. In making such investiga- 
tion, said department shall make use of such information 
as may be available as the result of similar investigations 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 2(37, 268. 173 

conducted by said department under the provisions of chap- 
ter eighty-four of the resolves of nineteen hundred and 
forty-eight and chapter one hundred and twelve of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fifty-three. Said department shall 
report the results of its investigation in its annual report in 
the current year. 

Section 2. For personal services and expenses of an in- 
vestigation of the New England Telephone and Telegraph 
Company, as authorized by this act, there is hereby appro- 
priated from the General Fund the sum of one hundred 
thousand dollars. Approved April 8, 1957. 

An Act validating the action of the school committee Q]i aD 267 
OF the town of hopkinton in repairing and resupply- 

ING THE CENTER SCHOOL IN SAID TOWN AFTER A FIRE 
THEREIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The action taken by the school committee of 
the town of Hopkinton in repairing and resupplying the 
Center school after it was damaged by a fire on November 
twenty-second, nineteen hundred and fifty-six, which action 
was approved and validated at a town meeting of said town 
held on February fifteenth, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, 
is hereby confirmed and made valid notwithstanding the fact 
that the action of the school committee was taken without 
proper authorization. 

Section 2. The action of the town of Hopkinton taken at 
the said town meeting, transferring the sum of fifty thousand 
nine hundred and twenty-five dollars and twenty-eight cents 
from the insurance adjustment account to the school depart- 
ment to discharge obligations incurred because of said fire, 
is hereby confirmed and made valid, notwithstanding the fact 
that said obligations were incurred by the school committee 
without proper authorization. 

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

Approved April 8, 1957. 

An Act relative to levying by water supply districts (Jhav 268 

OR WATER DISTRICTS OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO MEET 
THE COST OF LAYING WATER PIPES IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE 
WAYS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, which is in part to provide that a water 
district may levy special assessments by vote of such district 
to meet the cost of laying water pipes in public and private 
ways, 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 first sentence of section 42G of chapter 
40 of the General Laws, as appearing in chapter 332 of the 



174 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 269, 270. 

acts of 1955, is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"town", in line 7, the words: — or district, — so as to read 
as follows: — Any city, town or district having a water 
supply or water distributing system which, in the case of a 
city or town, accepts this section and the two following 
sections in cities other than Plan E cities by vote of the city 
council subject to the city charter, or Plan E cities by vote 
of the city council, in towns or districts by vote of its in- 
habitants at an annual town or district meeting called there- 
for, may provide by ordinance, by-law or vote for the levy of 
special assessments to meet the whole or part of the cost 
thereafter incurred of laying pipes in public and private ways 
for the conveyance or distribution of water to its inhabitants. 
Section 2. Any action taken by a district at a meeting 
otherwise duly called under the provisions of section forty- 
two G of chapter forty of the General Laws shall be valid 
and effective as if this act had been in full force and effect at 
the time of such meeting. Approved April 8, 1957. 

Chap. 269 An Act to provide for the payment of salaries of 

CUSTODIANS IN THE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF 
MALDEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Maiden is hereby authorized to 
appropriate the sum of seven hundred and eighty-five dollars 
and sixty-one cents for the payment of salaries of custodians 
employed in the school department of the city of Maiden 
for services rendered December thirty-first, nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-six for which the said city had made no appro- 
priation. Said payments shall be made on certification by 
the school committee. 

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

Approved April 8, 1957. 

Chap.270 An Act increasing the amount payable for burial 

EXPENSES UNDER THE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 152 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 33, as most recently amended by chapter 
258 of the acts of 1949, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 88. In all cases the insurer shall 
pay the reasonable expense of burial not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars; provided, that in any case where there are no 
dependents of the deceased employee the insurer shall pay 
the expense of burial not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

Approved April 8, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 271, 272, 273. 175 



An Act permitting parts rebuilders, inc. to connect Chap.271 

A SEWERAGE OUTLET TO THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM OF THE 
CITY OF FITCHBURG. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Fitchburg, acting through its de- 
partment of public works, shall permit Parts Rebuilders, Inc., 
a corporation duly established under the laws of the com- 
monwealth, to connect its sewerage outlet in the town of 
Lunenburg to the sanitary sewerage system of the city of 
Fitchburg. Said department of public works shall supervise 
the installation of said connection. 

Section 2. All costs of installation of the facilities under 
the provisions of section one of this act shall be borne in full 
by the said Parts Rebuilders, Inc., and in addition thereto 
the Parts Rebuilders, Inc. shall after such installation pay 
to the city of Fitchburg a service charge of twenty-five dol- 
lars per year for the use of the sanitary sewerage system of 
said city. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Fitchburg, subject to the 
provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 8, 1957. 

An Act providing that certain courts may designate Qhav 272 

ONE ASSISTANT CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER FOR EVERY 
SIX PROBATION OFFICERS THEREIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The first paragraph of section 83 of chapter 276 of the 
General Laws, as most recently amended by section 13 of 
chapter 731 of the acts of 1956, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the second sentence and inserting in place 
thereof the following sentence: — In any court other than 
the municipal court of the city of Boston having two or more 
probation officers, one of such probation officers may be 
designated as chief probation officer and any court having 
six or more probation officers may, for each six such officers, 
designate one of such officers an assistant chief probation 
officer. Approved April 8, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the appointment of town planning Chav 273 

BOARDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The first paragraph of section 70 of chapter 41 
of the General Laws, as appearing in the Tercentenary Edi- 
tion, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "meet- 
ing", in line 10, the words: — or be appointed in such manner 
as an annual town meeting may determine. 

Section 2. The fourth sentence of section 81A of said 
chapter 41, as appearing in section 4 of chapter 340 of the acts 



176 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 274, 275, 276. 

of 1947, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "meet- 
ing", in line 3, the words: — or be appointed in such manner 
as an annual town meeting may determine. 

Approved April 8, 1957. 

Chap. 274 An Act providing for the issue of a special certificate 

OF ADOPTION ON WHICH THE ORIGINAL NAME OF THE CHILD 
AND THE NAMES OF ITS NATURAL PARENTS SHALL NOT 
APPEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 6A of chapter 210 of the General Laws, inserted 
by section 2 of chapter 107 of the acts of 1955, is hereby 
amended by adding at the end the following paragraph: — 

If either of the parents who have adopted a child so re- 
quest, the register of probate shall issue a special certificate 
of adoption upon which the original or prior name of the 
child and the names of its natural parents shall not appear. 

Approved April 9, 1957. 

Chap.275 An Act exempting from the provisions of the work- 
men's COMPENSATION ACT WHICH DECLARE CERTAIN 
INSURANCE CONTRACTS TO BE VOID, THE INSURANCE 
CONTRACTS OF EMPLOYERS OF CERTAIN EMPLOYEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 152 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 54A, inserted by chapter 425 of the acts 
of 1935, and inserting in place thereof the following section: — 
Section 54 A. Every contract or agreement the purpose of 
which is to insure an employer in whole or in part against 
liability on account of injury or death of an employee, other 
than seasonal or casual farm laborers, and seasonal or casual 
or part-time domestic servants who work in the employ of 
the employer less than sixteen hours a week for whom in- 
surance under this chapter remains elective, shall be void 
unless it also insures the payment of the compensation pro- 
vided for by this chapter. Nothing in this section shall affect 
any such contract or agreement made with an employer of 
three or less persons unless such persons are engaged in 
hazardous employment as determined by the commissioner 
of labor and industries pursuant to paragraph (4) of section 
one. The second paragraph of section fifty-five shall not 
apply in case of a contract or agreement made void by this 
section. Approved April 9, 1957. 

Chap. 21$ An Act apportioning liability under the workmen's 

COMPENSATION ACT WHEN THE INJURED EMPLOYEE IS IN 
THE CONCURRENT SERVICE OF TWO OR MORE EMPLOYERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 152 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 26A, inserted by section 2 of chapter 



Acts, 1957. — C haps. 277, 278. 177 

370 of the acts of 1937, the following section: — Section 
26B. When an employee employed in the concurrent service 
of two or more insured employers receives a personal injury 
compensable under this chapter while performing a duty 
which is common to such employers, the liability of their 
insurers under this chapter shall be joint and several. Each 
insurer or self-insurer liable under this section shall pay 
compensation according to the proportion of the wages paid 
by its insured in relation to the concurrent wage which the 
employee received from all insured employers. 

Approved April 9, 1957. 

An Act dissolving the mystic society inc., of medford Chap.277 

AND THE MYSTIC CHURCH OF MEDFORD AND AUTHORIZING 
THE TRANSFER OF THEIR PROPERTY TO THE MYSTIC CON- 
GREGATIONAL CHURCH INCORPORATED OF MEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Mystic Society Inc., of Medford, and the 
Mystic Church of Medford, both religious corporations situ- 
ated in Medford, upon acceptance of this act by a majority 
vote of each of said respective organizations at a meeting 
duly called for the purpose, and by the recording with the 
secretary of the commonwealth and in the registry of deeds 
for the county of Middlesex of certificates of said votes, duly 
made and sw r orn to by the respective clerks of said meetings, 
shall be dissolved, and shall thereupon deliver proper deeds 
and other instruments conveying and transferring all their 
right, title, interest and estate in and to any and all of their 
property, real and personal, to the Mystic Congregational 
Church of Medford free and discharged of all obligations of 
said Mystic Society Inc. and Mystic Church of Medford. 

Section 2. For the purpose of acceptance by the religious 
corporations named in section one, this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. Approved April 9, 1957. 

An Act providing for the nomination of presidential Chap. 278 

ELECTORS BY STATE COMMITTEES OF THE RESPECTIVE 
POLITICAL PARTIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 8 of chapter 53 of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph, as 
most recently amended by chapter 14 of the acts of 1957, 
and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: — 
All certificates of nomination and nomination papers shall, 
in addition to the names of candidates, specify as to each, (1) 
his residence, with street and number, if any, (2) the office 
for which he is nominated, and (3), except as otherwise pro- 
vided in this section and in city charters, the party, if any, 
which he represents, expressed in not more than three words. 
Certificates of nomination made by convention or caucus 
shall also state what provision, if any, was made for filling 



178 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 279. 

vacancies caused by the death, withdrawal or ineligibility of 
candidates. The state committees of the respective political 
parties at a meeting called for the purpose shall nominate the 
presidential electors. The surnames of the candidates for 
president and vice president of the United States shall be 
added to the party or political designation of the candidates 
for presidential electors. Such surnames and a list of the per- 
sons nominated for presidential electors shall be filed by the 
state chairmen of the respective political parties not later 
than the second Tuesday of September. To the name of 
each candidate for alderman at large shall be added the num- 
ber of the ward in which he resides. To the name of a candi- 
date for a town office who is an elected incumbent thereof 
there may be added the words "Candidate for Re-election". 
Section 2. Section 54 of said chapter 53 is hereby 
amended by striking out the first sentence, as amended by 
section 4 of chapter 138 of the acts of 1955, and inserting 
in place thereof the following sentence: — Beginning in the 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-four, a political party shall, 
upon the call of its state committee, but not later than June 
twentieth and not earlier than June fifth, in a year in which 
a biennial state election is held, hold a state convention for 
the purpose of adopting a platform, electing such number of 
members at large of the state committee as may be fixed by 
the convention, and endorsing for nomination candidates for 
offices to be filled by all the voters of the commonwealth, 
to be voted for at the ensuing state primary, and for such 
other purposes consistent with law as the convention may 
determine. Approved April 9, 1957. 

Chap.279 An Act to establish the boundary line between the 

TOWNS OF SHARON AND STOUGHTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following described line shall hereafter 
constitute the boundary line between the towns of Sharon 
and Stoughton : — 

Beginning at a stone bound which bound is on the town 
line between the towns of Sharon and Stoughton as estab- 
lished by chapter three hundred and three of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four; said bound being on 
the extension of the southerly line of Plain street; thence 
N. 76° 48' 30" E. a distance of 42.00 feet; thence N. 1° 40' 
00" E. a distance of 136.69 feet to a stone bound; thence by 
a curve with a radius of 1 ,460.00 feet a distance of 378.26 feet 
to a stone bound; thence N. 13° 10' 40" W. a distance of 
362.51 feet to a stone bound; thence by a curve with a radius 
of 1,260.00 feet a distance of 259.86 feet to a stone bound; 
thence N. 24° 59' 40" W. a distance of 316.66 feet to a stone 
bound; thence by a curve with a radius of 1,200.00 feet a 
distance of 295.89 feet to a stone bound; thence N. 10° 52' 
00" W. a distance of 341.02 feet to a stone bound; thence by 
a curve with a radius of 1,060.00 feet a distance of 545.66 feet 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 279. 179 

to a stone bound; thence N. 40° 21' 40" W. a distance of 
450.92 feet to a stone bound; thence by a curve with a radius 
of 900.00 feet a distance of 427.82 feet to a stone bound; 
thence N. 13° 07' 30" W. a distance of 293.91 feet to a stone 
bound; thence by a curve with a radius of 1,460.00 feet a 
distance of 195.30 feet to a stone bound; thence N. 20° 47' 
30" W. a distance of 610.78 feet to a stone bound; thence con- 
tinuing on the same course a distance of 512.32 feet to a 
stone bound; thence continuing on the same course a dis- 
tance of 537.98 feet to a stone bound; thence by a curve with 
a radius of 1,060.00 feet a distance of 285.86 feet to a stone 
bound; thence by a curve with a radius of 4,060.00 feet a dis- 
tance of 315.67 feet to a stone bound; thence continuing on 
the same curve a distance of 315.68 feet to a stone bound; 
thence N. 45° 09' 10" W. a distance of 838.33 feet to a stone 
bound; thence by a curve with a radius of 4,060.00 feet a 
distance of 360.60 feet to a stone bound; thence N. 50° 14' 
30" W. a distance of 500.85 feet to a stone bound; thence by 
a curve with a radius of 1,600.00 feet a distance of 323.86 feet 
to a stone bound; thence N. 38° 38' 40" W. a distance of 
356.70 feet to a stone bound; thence by a curve with a radius 
of 1,200.00 feet a distance of 277.57 feet to a stone bound; 
thence N. 25° 23' 30" W. a distance of 499.66 feet to a stone 
bound; thence by a curve with a radius of 1,000.00 feet a 
distance of 277.60 feet to a stone bound; thence by a curve 
with a radius of 700.00 feet a distance of 145.56 feet to a 
stone bound; thence N. 2° 25' 40" E. a distance of 413.70 feet 
to a stone bound; thence by a curve with a radius of 1,060.00 
feet a distance of 323.97 feet; thence N. 15° 05' 00" W. a dis- 
tance of 241.36 feet to a stone bound; thence by a curve with 
a radius of 1,660.00 feet a distance of 321.59 feet to a stone 
bound; thence X. 26° 11' 00" W. a distance of 204.66 feet; 
thence by a curve with a radius of 1,000.00 feet a distance of 
329.92 feet to a stone bound; thence N. 7° 16' 50" W. a dis- 
tance of 681.67 feet; thence by a curve with a radius of 600.00 
feet a distance of 292.43 feet to a stone bound; thence N. 20° 
38' 40" E. a distance of 147.72 feet; thence N. 18° 10' 40" E. 
a distance of 320.76 feet to a stone bound; thence N. 16° 15' 
10" E. a distance of 287.21 feet to a stone bound which is the 
corner of Canton, Sharon and Stoughton as established in 
1934. All as shown on a plan entitled "Plan showing Relo- 
cation of a Portion of the Town Line between the Towns of 
Sharon and Stoughton. Dated March, 1956. Scale: 1 inch 
= 100 feet. Made by Wallace S. Carson, County Engineer". 
All courses are true North. 

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

Approved April 11, 1957. 



180 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 280, 281, 282. 

Chap. 280 An Act continuing the temporary tax imposed by the 

COMMONWEALTH OX AMOUNTS WAGERED AT CERTAIN HORSE 
AND DOG RACING MEETINGS CONDUCTED UNDER THE PARI- 
MUTUEL OR CERTIFICATE SYSTEM OF WAGERING. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, which is to make available immediately 
revenue for the General Fund, therefore it is hereby declared 
to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate pres- 
ervation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

In addition to any amount required to be withheld under 
the provisions of section five of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-eight A of the General Laws by a licensee conduct- 
ing a horse or dog racing meeting, such licensee shall with- 
hold an amount equal to two per cent of the total amount 
wagered on each day of such meeting conducted during the 
years nineteen hundred and fifty-seven and nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-eight, and shall pay the same to the state 
racing commission on the day following. All receipts paid 
into the state treasury under this act shall be credited to the 
General Fund, notwithstanding any provision of section fif- 
teen of said chapter one hundred and twenty-eight A to the 
contrary. Approved April 11, 1957. 

Chap. 281 An Act authorizing the town of millbury to appro- 
priate MONEY FOR THE LAYING OF A WATER MAIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of general or 
special law to the contrary, the town of Millbury may appro- 
priate in the current year at any town meeting the sum of 
thirty thousand dollars for the purpose of laying a water 
main from West Main street in a northerly direction along 
Route 146 for a distance of approximately thirty-five hun- 
dred feet. 

Section 2. The town of Millbury may appropriate an- 
nually a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars for the pur- 
pose of maintaining said water main. 

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

Approved April 12, 1957. 

Chap. 282 An Act authorizing the department of public works 

TO GRANT LICENSES FOR STRUCTURES EXTENDING CHAN- 
NEL WARD FROM THE HARBOR LINE IN THE NEPONSET 
RIVER, IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The department of public works is hereby 
authorized to grant licenses, under the provisions of chapter 
ninety-one of the General Laws, notwithstanding the pro- 
visions of section fourteen thereof, for structures extending 



Acts, 1957. ~ Chaps. 283, 284. 181 

into the Neponset river, in the city of Boston between the 
New York. New Haven and Hartford Railroad, Plymouth 
Division, right oi way and the Neponset avenue highway 
bridge beyond the westerly harbor line established by chap- 
tor three hundred and thirty-two of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and seventy-three, such distances, not exceeding 
one hundred feet, but not nearer than fifty feet of any state 
or federal channel now established, as may be deemed ad- 
visable by the department for approaching deep water. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 12, 1957. 



Chap.283 



An Act relative to expenditures of money by the 
county commissioners of barnstable county for the 
purpose of advertising and promoting fairs in said 

COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of Barnstable 
county may, for the purpose of advertising and promoting 
fairs in said county, expend such sums, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, five hundred dollars in any one year, as may be 
appropriated therefor. 

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

Approved April 12, 1957. 

An Act providing that the duration of effectiveness rh ar> 984 

OF CERTAIN DRUGS BE STATED ON THE LABEL AFFIXED TO ' 
THE CONTAINER OF SUCH DRUGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 187 of chapter 94 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the paragraph amended by section 
1 of chapter 577 of the acts of 1954, and inserting in place 
thereof the following two paragraphs: — 

Ninth, if it is an unstable drug and does not bear upon its 
container a label stating a date beyond which it should not 
be used. The words "unstable drug", as used herein, shall 
mean an antibiotic drug or any other drug upon the container 
of which the manufacturer has placed a label bearing an ex- 
piration date by the use of such words as "not to be used 
after (specifying a date)" or similar language specifying a 
date after which the drug should not be used. 

The labeling provisions of this section shall not apply to 
the compounding and dispensing of drugs on the oral or 
written prescription, as hereinafter defined, of a physician, 
dentist or veterinarian, except as above provided with respect 
to an unstable drug. Approved April 12, 1957. 



182 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 285. 

Chap. 285 An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to acquire 
A PORTION of rural cemetery for the purpose of 

WIDENING GROVE STREET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester is hereby authorized to 
take by eminent domain or to acquire by purchase, gift or 
otherwise for the purpose of widening Grove street, a public 
highway in said city, a certain tract of land belonging to 
the proprietors of Rural Cemetery, bounded and described 
as follows : — 

Beginning at the intersection of the northeasterly line 
of Grove Street as relocated July 7, 1868 and the northerly 
line of Rural Drive, a private way, thence North 37° 20' 32" 
West one hundred seven and nine hundredths (107.09) feet, 
thence North 31° 02' 18" West, three hundred sixty-five and 
sixty-eight hundredths (365.G8) feet; thence North 29° 05' 
26" West, one hundred eighty-three and seventv-five hun- 
dredths (183.75) feet; thence North 22° 22' 22" West three 
hundred thirty-five and fifty hundredths (335.50) feet, the 
last four (4) described lines by the northeasterly line of 
Grove Street as relocated July 7, 1868, thence North 61° 38' 
58" East by the southeasterl}' line of North Street as re- 
located September 26, 1870 forty-two and ninety-three 
hundredths (42.93) feet to a point two (2) feet southeasterly 
of a drill hole in a stone monument marked WH and set in 
the ground; thence southwesterly, southerly and south- 
easterly by a curve to the left, the radius of which is forty 
(40) feet, fifty-nine and seventy-nine hundredths (59.79) 
feet to a point two (2) feet northeasterly of a stone monu- 
ment marked WH and set in the ground; thence by a line 
tangent to said curve South 23° 59' 33" East two hundred 
fifty-six and eighty-five hundredths (256.85) feet to a point 
two (2) feet northeasterly of a drill hole in a stone monu- 
ment marked WH and set in the ground; thence by a regular 
curve to the left, the radius of which is one thousand one 
hundred sixty-eight (1,168) feet ninety and eighty hun- 
dredths (90.80) feet to a point two (2) feet northeasterly 
of a drill hole in a stone monument marked WH and set in 
the ground; thence by a line tangent to said curve South 
28° 26' 30" East one hundred sixty-one and thirty-seven 
hundredths (161.37) feet to a point two (2) feet northeasterly 
of a drill hole in a stone monument marked WH and set in 
the ground; thence by a regular curve to the left, the radius 
of which is three thousand nine hundred sixty-eight (3,968) 
feet, two hundred eight and forty-four hundredths (208.44) 
feet to a point two (2) feet northeasterly of a drill hole in a 
stone monument marked WH and set in the ground ; thence 
by a line tangent to said curve, South 31° 27' 05" East one 
hundred thirty and one hundredth (130.01) feet to a point 
two (2) feet northeasterly of a drill hole in a stone monu- 
ment marked WH and set in the ground ; thence by a regular 
curve to the left, the radius of which is one thousand two 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 285. 183 

hundred twenty-five and ninety-two hundredths (1,225.92) 
feet, eighty-five and twenty-nine hundredths (85.29) feet 
to a point two (2) feet northeasterly of a drill hole in a stone 
monument marked WH and set in the ground; thence by 
a regular curve to the left, the radius of which is forty (40) 
feet, thirty-nine and sixty-four hundredths (39.64) feet 
to a point two (2) feet northerly of a drill hole in a stone 
monument marked W'll and set in the ground, the last eight 
described lines by other land supposed to belong to Pro- 
prietors of Rural Cemetery; thence South 87° 46' 45" West 
by the northerly line of Rural Drive, a private way, twenty- 
four and three hundredths (24.03) feet to the place of begin- 
ning. Containing 10,146 square feet. 

And in addition thereto, a slope easement for the support 
of said street, bounded and described as follows: — 

Beginning at a point on a proposed relocation of the north- 
easterly line of Grove Street, said point being a point of curva- 
ture of a proposed curve to the southeasterly line of North 
Street, thence South 23° 59' 33" East two hundred fifty-six 
and eighty-five hundredths (256.85) feet, thence by a curve 
to the left, the radius of which is one thousand one hundred 
sixty-eight (1,168) feet ninety and eighty hundredths (90.80) 
feet; thence South 28° 26' 30" East one hundred sixty-one 
and thirty-seven hundredths (161.37) feet; thence by a curve 
to the left, the radius of which is three thousand nine hundred 
sixtv-eight (3,968) feet, two hundred eight and forty-four 
hundredths (208.44) feet; thence South 31° 27' 05" East 
fifty-eight (58) feet, the last five described fines by a proposed 
relocation of the northeasterly fine of Grove Street; thence 
northwesterly by points defined by right angle off sets from 
the Grove Street Base Line to the place of beginning. 



Stations on 






Width of 


Base Line 


Off Sets 


Easement 


81+0 


34' 


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82+0 


38' 




5'± 


83+0 


40' 




5'± 


84+0 


48' 




9' + 


85+0 


50' 




11' ± 


86+0 


52' 




12' ± 


87+0 


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Containing 5,008 square feet, more or less. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Worcester, in accordance 
with the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 12, 1957. 



184 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 286, 287, 288. 

Chap. 286 An Act to expedite action in connection with an- 
nuities TO DEPENDENTS OF CERTAIN CITY EMPLOYEES 
WHO SUFFERED DEATH OR DIED FROM INJURIES RECEIVED 
OR HAZARDS UNDERGONE IN PERFORMANCE OF DUTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 89 of chapter 32 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after the second paragraph, as appear- 
ing in chapter 326 of the acts of 1936, the following para- 
graph : — 

In the case of a city employee, within thirty days after 
receiving a medical report on such employee from the medical 
board the mayor shall file said report with or without recom- 
mendations to the city council, and they shall act thereon 
within sixty days. Approved April 12, 1957. 

Chap. 287 An Act providing for the payment from the second- 
injury FUND OF ONE HALF OF THE ADDITIONAL COMPEN- 
SATION FOR DEPENDENTS IN CERTAIN CASES UNDER THE 
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION ACT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 37 of chapter 152 of the General Laws, as most 
recently amended by chapter 527 of the acts of 1950, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 12 and 13, 
the words "or thirty-five" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — , thirty-five or thirty-five A. 

Approved April 12, 1957. 

Chap. 288 An Act authorizing the commissioner of mental health 

TO SELL A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF 
LAKEVILLE TO DONALD L. BOWLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The commissioner of mental health, in the name and on 
behalf of the commonwealth is hereby authorized, subject to 
the approval of the governor and council, to sell and convey 
for a consideration, to be determined by an appraiser as its 
fair value, said appraiser to be appointed by the commis- 
sioner of administration, to Donald L. Bowles all the right, 
title and interest of the commonwealth in and to the follow- 
ing parcel of land situated in Lakeville adjoining the prop- 
erty now owned by Donald L. Bowles on Bridge street in 
the town of Lakeville, said parcel being bounded as follows: 
— Beginning at the southeast corner of land of Donald L. 
Bowles et al and thence running westerly by said land 318 
feet to land now or formerly of Eva A. Perkins; thence 
turning and running southerly by said last mentioned land 
100 feet to a corner; thence turning and running easterly 
in a line parallel with the southerly side of said Bowies' 
land 318 feet to a corner of land of the commonwealth of 
Massachusetts; thence turning and running northerly 100 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 289. 185 

feel to the bound first mentioned. Containing an area of 
about 31,800 square feet. Approved April 12, 1957. 

A\ AlCT authorizing the city of quincy to sell or lease Chap.289 

CERTAIN LAND IN THE BROAD MEADOWS SECTION OF SAID 
CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Quincy is hereby authorized to 
sell or Lease, free and clear from any obligation to use the 
same for any public purpose, the whole or any portion of a 
certain parcel of land owned by said city, shown on a plan 
entitled •"Plan of Broad Meadows in Quincy, Mass.", dated 
January, L957, by Henry F. Xilsen, Superintendent of En- 
gineering, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a 
point marking the southeasterly corner of Calvin road; 
thence proceeding northwesterly 228.79 feet to the south- 
easterly side of Moffat road; thence turning and running in 
a southwesterly direction by the southeasterly side of Moffat 
road 70 feet; thence turning and running northwesterly 140 
feet to a point; thence turning and running northeasterly 
220 feet to a point; thence turning and running northwest- 
erly 140 feet to a point; thence turning and running north- 
easterly 140 feet by the northwesterly side of Homer road; 
thence turning and running northwesterly 100 feet to a point; 
thence turning and running northeasterly 200 feet to a point; 
thence turning and running northwesterly 149.43 feet to a 
point; thence turning and running northeasterly 154.75 feet 
to a point; thence turning and running northwesterly on a 
curved line on the southwesterly side of Merrymount terrace 
112.51 feet to a point; thence turning and running south- 
westerly 541.62 feet to a point; thence turning and running 
northwesterly 163.94 feet to a point; thence turning and 
running northerly 234.61 feet to a point; thence turning and 
running northwesterly 650.29 feet to a point; thence turning 
and running by an irregular line in a southwesterly direction 
1440.77 feet more or less to a point; thence turning and 
running in a southerly direction 160.17 feet to a point; 
thence turning and running in a northwesterly direction 107 
feet to a point; thence turning and running in a southwesterly 
direction 63.86 feet to a point; thence turning and running 
in a northwesterly direction 126.16 feet to a point on the 
easterly side of Sea street; thence turning and running in a 
southerly direction along the easterly side of Sea street 342.60 
feet to a point; thence turning and running in a southeasterly 
direction 282.64 feet to a point; thence turning and running 
by an irregular Hue marked "Original Marsh Line" in a 
southeasterly direction 660 feet more or less to a point; 
thence continuing in a southeasterly direction 40 feet to a 
point; thence turning and running generally easterly 180 
feet by the center line of Town river to a point; thence 
turning and running generally southerly by the center line 
of Town river 280 feet to a point; thence turning and running 



186 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 290. 

generally easterly by the center line of a creek 270 feet to a 
point; thence turning and running easterly 40 feet to a point; 
thence turning and running in a southeasterly direction by 
the northerly side of land of the United States of America 
1257.79 feet to a point; thence turning and running in an 
easterly direction by the northerly side of land of the United 
States of America 450.37 feet to a point on the bank of Town 
river; thence turning and running in a southeasterly direc- 
tion 220 feet more or less to a point on the perimeter of the 
Town River Turning Basin; thence turning and running in 
a northeasterly direction by said Turning Basin 220 feet more 
or less to a point; thence turning and running in an easterly 
direction by said Turning Basin 550 feet to a point; thence 
turning and running in a general northerly direction by the 
center line of Pine Island creek 1250 feet more or less to a 
point; thence turning and running in a northwesterly direc- 
tion 945 feet more or less to a point; thence turning and run- 
ning 60 feet in a northerly direction to the point of beginning. 
Said parcel of land contains 115.28 acres more or less. 

Section 2. Any conveyance or lease of land under the 
provisions of section one shall restrict the use of "Parcel A", 
shown on said plan, and land zoned as "Residential A" to 
"Residential A" uses, and the use of land zoned as "Indus- 
trial A" to "Industrial A-l" uses, under the zoning ordi- 
nances of the city of Quincy. Said "Parcel A" is bounded 
and described as follows: — Beginning at a point marked 
"A" on said plan, which is on an extension of the westerly 
line of Homer road and 420 feet south of the southerly line of 
Ford street, running along the extension of said line southerly 
200 feet to a point; thence turning at an angle of 90° and 
running easterly 340 feet to a point on an extension of a line 
760 feet long which is a boundary of a "Residential A" zone; 
thence running easterly but turning a little more northerly 
70 feet along said extension of said boundary to a point which 
is the westerly end of said boundary; thence turning and 
running northwesterly along a line 200 feet long which is a 
boundary of a "Residential A" zone 200 feet; thence turn- 
ing and running westerly along a line 2S0 feet long which is 
a boundary of a "Residential A" zone 280 feet to the point 
of departure. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Quincy, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter. Approved April 12, 1957. 



Chap. 290 An Act relative to the keeping of school registers. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 8 of chapter 72 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the first two sentences, as appear- 
ing in the Tercentenary Edition, and inserting in place 
thereof the following sentence: — The school committee 
shall cause the registers of daily attendance to be faithfully 
kept under the direction of the superintendent who shall 



Acts, 1957. —Chaps. 291, 292. 187 

make due return thereof to the school committee or to such 
person as it may designate. Approved April 12, 1957. 

An Act providing for employment of retired teachers Chap. 291 

AS SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS WITHOUT LOSS OF PENSION 
RIGHTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 91 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as most re- 
cently amended by chapter 549 of the acts of 1954, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end the following sen- 
tences: — Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this 
section or similar provisions of any special law, a teacher, 
retired from the service of any city, town or district, may 
be employed as a substitute teacher by any of the political 
subdivisions of the commonwealth. Such employment shall 
not affect the pension rights or amount of pension of any 
such teacher, provided that the total annual salary received 
therefrom does not exceed one thousand dollars. 

Approved April 12, 1957. 

An Act providing for arrest without a warrant for Chap.292 

NON-PAYMENT OR EVASION OF TOLLS ON THE MASSACHUSETTS 
TURNPIKE AND MAKING CERTAIN OTHER CHANGES IN THE 
LAW RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES 
THEREON. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for the safe 
and effective operation of the Massachusetts Turnpike, 
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 follows: 

Section 15 of chapter 354 of the acts of 1952 is hereby 
amended by striking out the paragraph inserted by section 2 
of chapter 653 of the acts of 1955 and inserting in place 
thereof the following two paragraphs: — 

Until the turnpike shall have become a part of the state 
highway system, it shall be deemed to be a way within the 
meaning and purport of sections two, four A, four B and five 
of chapter eighty-nine of the General Laws, and sections 
three A, three B, three C, six, seven, nine, ten, eleven, 
twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fourteen B, sixteen, the first 
sentence of section seventeen, section twenty, the first 
sentence of section twenty-one, sections twenty-three, 
twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six and thirty-four J of 
chapter ninety of the General Laws. 

Any operator of a vehicle using the turnpike who refuses 
to pay the toll prescribed by the Authority, or who evades 
or attempts to evade payment of the toll prescribed by the 
Authority, may be arrested without a warrant. 

Approved April 16, 1957. 



188 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 293 ; 294. 

Chap. 293 An Act relative to the certification by planning 

BOARDS OF PLANS NOT REQUIRING APPROVAL UNDER THE 
SUBDIVISION CONTROL LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 8 IP of chapter 41 of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence, 
as amended by section 1 of chapter 326 of the acts of 1955, 
and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — Any 
person wishing to cause to be recorded a plan of land situated 
in a city or town in which the subdivision control law is in 
effect, who believes that his plan does not require approval 
under the subdivision control law, may submit his plan to 
the planning board of such city or town, and, if the board 
finds that the plan does not require such approval, it shall, 
without a public hearing and without unnecessary delay en- 
dorse thereon or cause to be endorsed thereon by a person 
authorized by it the words "approval under the subdivision 
control law not required" or words of similar import with 
appropriate name or names signed thereto, and such endorse- 
ment shall be conclusive on all persons. 

Section 2. Said section 81P of said chapter 41 is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the following 
paragraph : — 

The endorsement under this section may include a state- 
ment of the reason approval is not required. 

Approved April 16, 1957. 

Chap. 2^ A An Act authorizing the town of walpole to sell 

CERTAIN PARK LAND BELONGING TO SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The town of Walpole is hereby authorized to 
convey to Frannie Cinto of Walpole, or her heirs, for one 
dollar and other valuable considerations, a certain parcel of 
land, being part of Memorial park, bounded and described as 
follows : — 

Beginning at a point on the northerly line of Old Diamond 
street and at the southwestern corner of land of the town of 
Walpole; thence S 78° 36' W on the northerly line of said Old 
Diamond street sixt\ r -nine and fifty-one hundredths (69.51) 
feet to a point; thence northwesterly and northeasterly on a 
curve with a radius of ten (10.00) feet at the intersection of 
said Old Diamond street and New Diamond street twenty- 
six and thirty hundredths (20.30) feet to a point on the south- 
easterly line of said New Diamond street; thence north- 
easterly on the southeasterly line of said New Diamond street 
with a radius of four hundred forty (440.00) feet, forty- 
four and sixty-two hundredths (44.62) feet to a point; thence 
N 43° 29' 10" E on the southeasterly line of said New 
Diamond street sixty-three and seventy-one hundredths 
(63.71) feet to the northwesterly corner of land of said town 



Acts, 1957.- (Haps. 295, 296. 189 

of Walpole; thence S 0° 21' 30" E on land of said town of 
Walpole eighty and sixty-four hundredths (80.64) feet to the 
point of beginning, containing 3758 square feet, and shown 
as Lo1 Dl 101—1 on a plan entitled " Plan of Land in Walpole, 
Mass." F. F. Libby, Town Engineer and dated February 3, 
1956. 

Section 2. This ad shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a vote of an annual or special meeting in the town of 
Walpole. Approved April 16, 1957. 

A\ Act authorizing the city of quincy to appropriate Chap.295 

FUNDS FOR HISTORIC PURPOSES AND TO ADVERTISE AND 
PROMOTE THE CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The city of Quincy may, subject to the provi- 
sions of its charter, appropriate annually a sum not to exceed 
five thousand dollars to advertise and promote the city of 
Quincy. its advantages, its history and historic sites, and to 
arrange and stage festivals, observances and celebrations in 
connection therewith. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of said city of Quincy. 

Approved April 16, 1957. 

A\ Act to validate the sale of certain capital outlay Chap. 296 

BONDS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, which is to validate forthwith the sale of 
certain capital outlay bonds, 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: 

Notwithstanding the action of the governor and council 
in requesting the state treasurer to issue capital outlay bonds 
in the amount of seven million two hundred thousand dollars, 
as authorized by section five of chapter seven hundred and 
thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-five, 
the acts and proceedings of the state treasurer in inviting 
proposals for bonds pursuant to section fifty-three of chapter 
twenty-nine of the General haws, and in issuing and selling 
said capital outlay bonds in the amount of seven million one 
hundred and sixty thousand dollars pursuant to said section 
five of said chapter seven hundred and thirty-eight, are 
hereby validated and confirmed and shall be as effective in 
all respects as though the governor and council had requested 
the state treasurer to issue and sell said capital outlay bonds 
in the amount of seven million one hundred and sixty 
thousand dollars. Approved April 17, 1957. 



190 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 297, 298. 

Chap. 297 An Act relative to the effect of the adoption or 

AMENDMENT OF ZONING LAWS ON A RECORDED SUBDIVISION 
PLAN. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose which is to limit forthwith the effect of 
the adoption or amendment of zoning laws on an approved 
subdivision plan, 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 40A of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 7, as appearing in section 2 of chapter 
368 of the acts of 1954, the following section: — Section 7 A. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no amendment 
to any zoning ordinance or by-law shall apply to or affect 
any lot shown on a definitive subdivision plan for residences 
which has been previously approved by a planning board 
until a period of three years from the date of such approval 
has elapsed, provided said lot complies with the provisions 
of the zoning ordinance or by-law existing at the time of 
said approval. Approved April 17, 1957. 



Chap.298 An Act authorizing certain licensed institutions to 

OBTAIN LOST AND STRAYED ANIMALS FROM ANIMAL POUNDS 
FOR THE PURPOSE OF SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION, EXPERI- 
MENT OR INSTRUCTION. 

Whereas, The public health and safety require the use of 
animals in connection with the diagnosis and treatment of 
human and animal diseases, the advancement of veterinary, 
dental, medical, biological and related sciences, and the 
testing, improvement and standardization of biological 
products, laboratory specimens, pharmaceuticals and drugs; 
and 

Whereas, Properly conducted scientific experiments on 
animals are necessary for the welfare of mankind and for the 
increase of knowledge relating to the causes, nature, pre- 
vention, control and cure of diseases of men and animals; 
and 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, which is to make immediately avail- 
able the results of such experiments; 

Therefore, It is hereby declared to be an emergency law 
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public 
health. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The General Laws are hereby amended by 
inserting after chapter 49 the following chapter: — 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 298. 191 



Chapter 49A. 

Use of Certain Animals for Scientific Investigation, 
Experiment or Instruction. 

Section 1. The following words, as used in this chapter 
shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the follow- 
ing meanings: — 

"Animal", the dog and the cat specifically and all other 
sentient creatures other than man. 

"Animal pound", any establishment or individual which 
confines, cares for or disposes of seized, lost or strayed ani- 
mals pursuant to contract or other arrangement with any 
city or town or other public authority, and any officer ap- 
pointed under sections one hundred and thirty-six A to one 
hundred and seventy-four, inclusive, of chapter one hun- 
dred and forty to enforce the laws relating to dogs. 

"Commissioner", the commissioner of public health. 

"Impounded animal", any animal in the custody of an 
animal pound. 

"Institution", any institution operated by the United 
States or by the commonwealth or a political subdivision 
thereof, or any school or college of medicine, public health, 
dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine or agriculture, 
medical diagnostic laboratory or biological laboratory, hos- 
pital or other educational or scientific establishment within 
the commonwealth above the rank of secondary school, 
which, in connection with any of its activities, investigates 
or gives instruction concerning the structure or functions of 
living organisms, the causes, prevention, control or cure of 
diseases or abnormal conditions of human beings or animals. 

"License", the authority given by the commissioner to 
obtain live impounded animals from any animal pound. 

"Licensee", any institution granted a license by the com- 
missioner. 

"Owner", any person who proves his ownership of an 
animal by the possession of a current and valid license or 
other satisfactory proof of ownership. 

Section 2. (a) An institution may apply to the commis- 
sioner for a license to obtain impounded animals from ani- 
mal pounds in the commonwealth for the purpose of scien- 
tific investigation, experiment or instruction or for the test- 
ing of drugs or medicines. On receipt of such application the 
commissioner shall make or cause to be made such investi- 
gation as he may deem necessary to determine whether the 
public interest would be served by the issue of such license. 
The commissioner shall issue such license unless, after notice 
and hearing, he finds that the institution, by reason of its 
standards, facilities, practices or activities, is not a fit and 
proper agency to receive such license, and that the issue 
thereof is not in the public interest. 

(6) Each license shall expire on June thirtieth next follow- 
ing the date of issue. The commissioner shall annually re- 



192 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 298. 

new each license upon the application of the licensee unless, 
after notice and hearing, he finds that by reason of the stand- 
ards, facilities, practices or activities of the licensee such 
renewal is not in the public interest. 

Section 3. (a) Upon application of a licensee an animal 
pound shall forthwith deliver from its available impounded 
animals such number and kinds of animals as the licensee 
may specify as being required for the purpose of scientific 
investigation, experiment or instruction or for the testing of 
drugs or medicines. If an application or applications are 
made on an animal pound for a greater number of animals 
of any kind than it then has available for delivery, such 
animal pound shall forthwith deliver all available animals to 
such applicant or applicants and shall thereafter withhold 
from execution and deliver to such applicant or applicants 
from time to time forthwith upon their becoming available 
all animals of the kinds so required until it has honored all 
pending applications. 

(6) No animal shall be available for delivery to a licensee 
unless (1) it has been impounded for a period of ten days, 
and (2) it has not, prior to delivery to the licensee, been 
claimed and redeemed by its owner or by any individual 
who personally desires it as a pet and has paid the necessary 
fees, and the expenses for the care of the animal. 

(c) No animal pound shall deliver to any licensee any 
animal which has been delivered to such animal pound by 
its owner with a signed request for its immediate execution. 

Section 4- A licensee shall at its own expense return to 
an animal pound any animal obtained therefrom under the 
provisions of section three and subsequently identified, 
claimed and redeemed by its owner, but the licensee shall 
not be liable to the owner for any injury to or illness or 
subsequent death of any such animal. 

Section 5. A licensee shall pay such reasonable fee as the 
commissioner may establish to reimburse the animal pound 
for the prior care of any animal delivered to such licensee. 
Each licensee shall provide for the transportation from the 
animal pound of any animal obtained therefrom under the 
provisions of section three. No licensee shall be required to 
pay any other license or other fee for animals delivered to 
or held by it. 

Section 6. The commissioner, after notice and hearing, 
may revoke any license (1) if the licensee violates any pro- 
vision of this chapter or any rule or regulation promulgated 
hereunder; or (2) if the standards, facilities, practices or 
activities of the licensee are such that the continued exercise 
by such licensee of the rights conferred by its license would 
not be in the public interest. 

Section 7. The commissioner shall establish fees for re- 
imbursing animal pounds for the prior care of animals deliv- 
ered to licensees, and may make such rules and regulations, 
not inconsistent with this chapter, as may be necessary to 
carry out its purposes, and may alter, rescind or add to any 



Acts, 1957. -Chap. 298. 193 

rules and regulations previously made. The commissioner, 
or an agent designated by him, may, in connection with the 
granting, continuance or renewal of a license, visit any 
licensee or any institution which has applied for a license. 

Section S. The commissioner may, subject to appropria- 
tion, incur such expenses as may be necessary to enable him 
to exercise and perform the powers and duties conferred and 
imposed upon him by this chapter. 

Section 8 A. Duly authorized representatives of the 
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to 
Animals and the Animal Rescue League of Boston shall 
have the right from time to time at reasonable hours to in- 
spect the standards, facilities, practices or activities in 
connection with the use of animals by any institution which 
has applied for or received a license under the provisions of 
this chapter. Said organizations shall be notified and shall 
have the right to be heard at any hearing held by the com- 
missioner under the provisions of sections two or six. 

Section 9. Whoever knowingly violates any of the provi- 
sions of this chapter or any rules or regulations promulgated 
thereunder shall be punished by a fine of not more than one 
hundred dollars for each offence, 

Section 10. If any provision of this chapter or the appli- 
cation thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, 
such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applica- 
tions of the chapter which can be given effect without the 
invalid provision or application, and to this end the provi- 
sions of this chapter are declared to be severable. 

Section 2. Chapter 140 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after section 141 the following sec- 
tion: — Section lJflA. Sections one hundred and thirty- 
seven to one hundred and forty-one, inclusive, shall not 
apply to any institution licensed under the provisions of 
chapter forty-nine A. 

Section 3. Section 151A of said chapter 140 is hereby 
amended by striking out the first sentence, as appearing in 
section 14 of chapter 320 of the acts of 19.34, and inserting in 
place thereof the following sentence : — The mayor or se- 
lectmen shall annually within ten days after June first issue 
a warrant to such dog officer or officers directing him or them 
to seek out, catch and confine all dogs within the city or town 
which then have not been licensed, collared or harnessed, 
and tagged, as required by this chapter, and to enter and 
prosecute a complaint for failure to comply with the provi- 
sions of this chapter against the owners or keepers thereof, 
if known, and to kill or cause to be killed each such dog 
which after being detained by or for him or them for a 
period of ten days shall not then have been licensed, col- 
lared or harnessed, and tagged, unless delivery of such dog 
to an institution licensed under chapter forty-nine A shall 
be required under the provisions of section three of said 
chapter forty-nine A; provided, that at the end of said ten 
days such dog officer may, subject to the provisions of said 



194 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 298. 

chapter forty-nine A, sell any male or any spayed female 
dog not found to be diseased, for a sum not less than three 
dollars and shall keep an account of all moneys received by 
him from such sales, and shall forthwith pay over such sums 
to the town treasurer who shall forward all such money to 
the county treasurer in the same manner as dog license 
money as provided in section one hundred and forty-seven. 

Section 4. Said chapter 140 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 152, as amended by section 15 of said 
chapter 320 of the acts of 1934, and inserting in place thereof 
the following section: — Section 152. Each police officer, 
constable and/or dog officer to whom such warrant is issued 
shall make returns, on or before October first, on or before 
January first, and on or before April first, in each year, and 
at the expiration of his term of office, to the mayor or chair- 
man of the selectmen issuing the same, and shall state in said 
returns the number of dogs which he has caught, confined 
and/or killed, delivered to an institution licensed under 
chapter forty-nine A, or sold, the names of the owners or 
keepers thereof and whether all unlicensed dogs in his town 
have been caught, confined and/or killed, delivered to an 
institution licensed under said chapter forty-nine A, or sold, 
and the names of persons against whom complaints have 
been made under the provisions of this chapter relating to 
dogs, and whether complaints have been entered against all 
the persons who have failed to comply therewith since the 
previous report. 

Section 5. Said chapter 140 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 153, as amended by section 16 of said 
chapter 320 of the acts of 1934, and inserting in place thereof 
the following section: — Section 153. Such warrant may be 
in the following form: 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
(Seal) 



To , constable of the city (or toivn) of 

In the name of the common wealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby 
required to proceed forthwith to seek out, catch and confine all dogs 
within said city (or town) not duly licensed, collared or harnessed, and 
tagged, according to the provisions of chapter one hundred and forty of 
the General Laws, and you are further required to make and enter 
complaint against the owner or keeper of every such dog, and to kill 
or cause to be killed each such dog which, after being detained for a 

Eeriod of ten days, shall not then have been duly licensed, collared or 
arnessed, and tagged, unless delivery of such dog to an institution 
licensed under chapter forty-nine A of the General Laws shall be re- 
quired under the provisions of section three of said chapter forty-nine A; 
except that any male or any spayed female dog not found to be diseased 
may be sold for not less than three dollars, and you shall keep an ac- 
count of any such sale and forthwith pay over the money to the town 
treasurer. Before delivery of any dog so sold you shall require the 
purchaser to register and procure a license and tag for such dog from 
the town clerk of the town where the dog is to be kept, in accordance 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 299, 300. 195 

with the provisions of section one hundred and thirty-seven of chapter 
one hundred and forty of the General Laws. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant with your 
doings therein, on or before the first day of October next, on or before 
the first day of January next, and on or before the first day of April 
next, and at the expiration of your term of office, stating the number 
of dogs caught, confined and/or killed, delivered to an institution 
licensed under chapter forty-nine A of the General Laws, or sold and 
the names of the owners or keepers thereof, and whether all unlicensed 
dogs in said city (or town) have been caught, confined and/or killed, 
delivered to an institution licensed under said chapter forty-nine A, or 
sold and the names of persons against whom complaints have been 
made under the provisions of said chapter one hundred and forty, and 
whether complaints have been made and entered against all the persons 
who have failed to comply with the provisions of said chapter one 
hundred and forty. 

Given under my hand and seal at aforesaid the 

day of in the year nineteen hundred and . 

Mayor of (or Chairman of the Selectmen of) 

Section 6. Section 80C of chapter 272 of the General 
Laws, inserted by chapter 272 of the acts of 1945, is hereby 
amended by adding at the end the following sentence: — 
This section shall not apply to an institution acquiring a 
cat, dog or bird under the provisions of chapter forty-nine A. 

Approved April 18, 1957. 

An Act establishing the number of signatures re- Chap. 299 

QUIRED FOR NOMINATION AS DELEGATES TO NATIONAL 
CONVENTIONS AND AS MEMBERS OF POLITICAL COMMITTEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section TOD of chapter 53 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the second and third sentences, as 
appearing in section 5 of chapter 280 of the acts of 1950, and 
inserting in place thereof the following two sentences: — In 
the case of candidates for delegates at large or alternate 
delegates at large such papers shall be signed in the aggre- 
gate by at least twenty-five hundred voters, not more than 
five hundred to be from any one county. Such papers for 
all other offices to be filled at the presidential primaries 
shall be signed by a number of voters as follows: — for dis- 
trict delegates and alternate district delegates, five hundred 
voters; for members of state committees, fifty voters; for 
members of ward and town committees, five voters. 

Approved April 22, 1957. 

An Act authorizing annual licensing of entertain- Chap. 300 

MENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF PATRONS IN PUBLIC DINING 
ROOMS ON THE LORD'S DAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 4 of chapter 136 of the General Laws, as most re- 
cently amended by chapter 157 of the acts of 1956, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the first sentence and in- 



196 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 301, 302. 

serting in place thereof the following sentence : — Except as 
provided in section one hundred and five of chapter one hun- 
dred and forty-nine, the mayor of a city or the selectmen of 
a town may, upon written application describing the pro- 
posed entertainment, grant, upon such terms or conditions 
as they may prescribe, a license to hold on the Lord's day 
a public entertainment, including musical entertainment 
provided by mechanical or electrical means, in keeping with 
the character of the day and not inconsistent with its due 
observance, whether or not admission is to be obtained upon 
payment of money or other valuable consideration, and, if 
the proposed entertainment described in the application is 
solely for the exhibition of motion pictures, for the benefit 
of patrons in a public dining room or for the use of tele- 
vision, the use of radio, or musical entertainment provided 
by mechanical or electrical means, the mayor or selectmen 
may grant an annual license; therefor; provided, that no such 
license shall be granted to have effect before one o'clock in 
the afternoon, nor shall it have effect unless the proposed en- 
tertainment shall have been approved in writing by the 
commissioner of public safety as being in keeping with the 
character of the day and not inconsistent with its due obser- 
vance. Approved April 22, 1957. 

Chap.301 An Act repealing certain obsolete provisions of 

THE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION ACT RELATING TO PUL- 
MONARY DUST DISEASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-two A of chapter one hundred and fifty-two 
of the General Laws is hereby repealed. 

Approved April 22, 1957. 

Chap. 302 An Act to permit the superior court to revise or 
revoke a sentence imposed without trial after A 
plea of guilty or nolo contendere and to permit 
the withdrawal of such plea. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 29 of chapter 278 of the General Laws, as most 
recently amended by section 1 of chapter 271 of the acts of 
1939, is hereby further amended by inserting after the weird 
"order", in line 8, the words: — , and said court may within 
sixty days after a sentence is imposed, if it appears to the 
court that justice has not been or cannot be done, and upon 
such terms or conditions as the court shall order, revise or 
revoke a sentence imposed without trial after a plea of 
guilty or nolo contendere, and in the event of revocation 
permit the withdrawal of the plea upon which the sentence 
was imposed, — so that the first sentence will read as fol- 
lows: — The superior court may, at the sitting in which a 
complaint or indictment is tried, or within one year there- 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 303, 304, 305. 197 

after, upon motion in writing of the defendant, grant a new 
trial for any cause for which by law a new trial may be 
granted, or if it appears to the court that justice has not 
been or cannot be done, and upon such terms or conditions 
as the court shall order, and said court may within sixty 
days after a sentence is imposed, if it appears to the court 
that justice has not been or cannot be done, and upon such 
terms or conditions as the court shall order, revise or revoke 
a sentence imposed without trial after a plea of guilty or 
nolo contendere, and in the event of revocation permit the 
withdrawal of the plea upon which the sentence was imposed. 

Approved April 22, 1957. 

Ajst Act validating the acts and proceedings at the ad- CJiap.3Q3 

JOURNED SESSION HELD ON APRIL FIRST, NINETEEN HUN- 
DRED AND FIFTY-SEVEN, OF THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
OF THE TOWN OF LEXINGTON HELD IN THE YEAR NINETEEN 
HUNDRED AND FIFTY-SEVEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The acts and proceedings of the town of 
Lexington at the adjourned session of the annual town meet- 
ing held in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, which 
adjourned session was held on April first, nineteen hundred 
and fifty-seven, and all acts done in pursuance thereof are 
hereby confirmed and made valid, notwithstanding the failure 
to give notice of the adjournment as required by law or the 
by-laws of said town, to the same extent as if the said ad- 
journed session had been called, held, conducted and ad- 
journed in strict compliance with the law. 

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

Approved April 22, 1957. 

An Act granting concurrent jurisdiction to the pro- Chap. 304 

BATE COURT WITH THE SUPERIOR COURT IN THE MATTER 
OF OLD AGE ASSISTANCE LIENS ON REAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The second paragraph of section 4 of chapter 118A of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the third 
sentence, as appearing in section 4 of chapter 801 of the 
acts of 1951, and inserting in place thereof the following 
sentence: — Such lien shall be enforceable by a petition or 
bill in equity filed in the superior court or the probate court 
for the county wherein the real estate is situated. 

Approved April 22, 1957. 

An Act providing for the designation of new route 113 Chap.305 

IN METHUEN AS THE ALBERT SLACK HIGHWAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The new route 113 in the town of Methuen is hereby 
designated as the Albert Slack Highway. The department 



198 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 306, 307, 308. 

of public works is hereby authorized and directed to place 
and erect suitable tablets or markers thereon. 

Approved April 22, 1957. 

CJiap.SQQ An Act providing for payment of death benefits to 

MEMBERS OF THE METHUEN POLICE RELIEF ASSOCIATION 
UPON THEIR RETIREMENT FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT 
OF THE TOWN OF METHUEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Any member of the Methuen Police Relief Association who 
ceases to be a member of the Methuen police department 
shall thereupon cease to be a member of said association and 
shall no longer be entitled to any benefits therefrom; pro- 
vided, however, that any member of said association who 
ceases to be a member of the Methuen police department by 
reason of being retired shall, within thirty days after such 
retirement, be paid from the funds of said association a sum 
of money equal to the death benefit provided by its by-laws. 

Approved April 22, 1957. 

Chap. 307 An Act eliminating the necessity of reports to the 

REGISTRAR OF MOTOR VEHICLES CONCERNING ENGINES TO 
WHICH NO ENGINE NUMBER HAS EVER BEEN AFFIXED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The last paragraph of section 32A of chapter 90 of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the fifth 
sentence, as amended by chapter 418 of the acts of 1951, and 
inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — The 
licensee shall forward to the registrar within seven days a 
copy of said record as to all engines acquired from anyone 
other than a licensee under this section and a copy of any 
such record as to all engines sold, except that no copy of such 
record shall be sent to the registrar as to any engine if no 
engine number has ever been affixed thereto. 

Approved April 22, 1957. 

Chap.308 An Act providing that licensing authorities shall 

NOTIFY THE REGISTRAR OF MOTOR VEHICLES WHENEVER 
A LICENSE TO DEAL IN MOTOR VEHICLES IS REVOKED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 59 of chapter 140 of the General Laws, as most 
recently amended by section 2 of chapter 181 of the acts of 
1948, is hereby further amended by inserting after the tenth 
sentence the following sentence: — In each case where such 
license is revoked, the licensing board or officer shall forth- 
with notify the registrar of such revocation. 

Approved April 22, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 309, 310, 311. 199 



An Act providing that the department of education Chap. 309 

MAY GRANT THE DEGREE OF ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE TO A 
PERSON COMPLETING THE REQUIRED COURSE OF INSTRUC- 
TION IN A COMMUNITY COLLEGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 73 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 7, as most recently amended by chapter 
60 of the acts of 1950, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 7. The department may grant 
the degree of Bachelor of Education or of Bachelor of 
Science in Education to any person completing a four-year 
course in a Massachusetts state teachers college, the degree 
of Master of Education to graduates of colleges or universi- 
ties who have satisfactorily completed a graduate course of 
instruction in any such teachers college, and the degree of 
Associate in Arts or Associate in Science to any person 
completing the required course of instruction in a com- 
munity college. The department may grant the degree of 
Bachelor of Fine Arts to any student at the Massachusetts 
school of art upon the successful completion of certain four- 
year prescribed courses in the field of fine arts. 

Approved April 22, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the department of public works Chew. 310 

TO LICENSE THE CHELSEA YACHT CLUB TO ERECT AND 
MAINTAIN STRUCTURES BEYOND THE ESTABLISHED HARBOR 
LINES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The department of public works may, subject to the pro- 
visions of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, license 
the Chelsea Yacht Club to construct and maintain a pier in 
the Mystic river running from its clubhouse in said river to 
the shore at Broadway in the city of Chelsea and to drive 
such piles and do such other work to construct and maintain 
said pier and to support the said clubhouse as may be neces- 
sary, beyond the established harbor line, notwithstanding 
any provision of section fourteen of said chapter to the 
contrary. Approved April 22, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the city of fitchburg to sell cer- Chap.Sll 

TAIN REAL ESTATE NOW USED FOR OFF-STREET PARKING 
PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Fitchburg is hereby authorized, 
through its mayor, to convey, on or before March first, 
nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, to the General Electric 
Company, a corporation duly organized under the laws of 
the State of New York, for a consideration of not less than 
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, a certain parcel of 



200 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 312, 313. 

land together with all the buildings thereon now used as an 
off-street parking facility by the city of Fitchburg; said land 
is registered in the land court for Worcester Northern Dis- 
trict, Registry of Deeds, registration book three, page thirty- 
five, document numbered one thousand two hundred and 
thirty-eight, certificate numbered four hundred and thirty- 
five, said land comprising approximately twenty-six thousand 
square feet. Said city is hereby authorized to enter into a 
purchase and sale agreement with said corporation for the 
purchase and sale of said real estate upon such terms and 
conditions as the city council may determine which are not 
inconsistent herewith. 

The proceeds from the sale of the said premises, or from 
any rental thereof shall be applied to the payment of bonds 
issued and outstanding under the Fitchburg Off-Street Park- 
ing Garage Loan, Act of 1954. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of said city in accordance with the pro- 
visions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 22, 1957. 

Chap. 312 An Act providing that legal process may be entered 

IN COURT WITHIN THREE DAYS PRIOR TO THE RETURN DAY 
THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 24 of chapter 223 of the General 
Laws, as amended by section 2 of chapter 115 of the acts 
of 1938, is hereby further amended by inserting after the 
second sentence the following sentence: — The clerk of the 
supreme judicial court and the clerk of a superior court shall 
accept such writs, processes, notices and citations at any 
time within three days prior to the date on which they are 
returnable, and shall enter the same on the return day. 

Section 2. Section 25 of said chapter 223, as appearing 
in the Tercentenary Edition, is hereby amended by inserting 
after the first sentence the following sentence : — The clerk 
shall accept such writs, processes, notices and citations at any 
time within three days prior to the date on which they are 
returnable, and shall enter the same on the return day. 

Approved April 22, 1957. 

Chap. 313 An Act validating the acts and proceedings of the 
town of middlefield relative to the adoption of 
zoning by-laws and building ordinances. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The action of the selectmen of the town of 
Middlefield in placing upon the official ballot instead of 
placing in the warrant at the annual town meeting the ques- 
tion of the adoption of the zoning by-laws and building 
ordinances as revised by the planning board and the adoption 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 314, 315. 201 

thereof by the voters of the town at the annual town election 
held in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, is hereby 
confirmed and made valid, and the said zoning by-laws and 
building ordinances are hereby validated to the same extent 
as if the said question of adoption thereof had been voted 
upon at the annual town meeting as provided for in section 
six of chapter forty A of the General Laws. 

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

Approved April 24, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the water resources commission Chap.314 
TO investigate the ground water resources in the 

COUNTIES OF PLYMOUTH AND BRISTOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The water resources commission, established 
by chapter six hundred and twenty of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six, is hereby authorized to continue the 
investigation and study of ground-water supplies in the 
counties of Plymouth and Bristol which investigation and 
study was commenced by a special commission established 
under the provisions of chapter fifty-five of the resolves of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-four and revived and continued 
by chapter sixty-eight of the resolves of nineteen hundred 
and fifty-five. 

Section 2. The water resources commission may expend 
for carrying on said investigation the unexpended funds made 
available under item 2002-26 of section two of chapter seven 
hundred and eighty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty-five, said funds to expire on June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-eight, and such additional sums as may be 
appropriated therefor. 

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

Approved April 24, 1957. 

An Act relative to the imprisonment of tramps. Chap. 315 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 64, as most recently amended by sec- 
tion 23 of chapter 715 of the acts of 1956, and inserting in 
place thereof the following section : — Section 64- A tramp 
shall be punished by imprisonment in the house of correction 
for not more than thirty days; and if he enters~a dwelling 
house or other building without the consent of the owner 
or occupant thereof, or wilfully or maliciously"injures or 
threatens to injure any person therein, or threatens to do any 
injury to any person, or to the property of another, or is 
found carrying a firearm or other dangerous weapon, he shall 
be punished by imprisonment in the house of correction for 
not less than one nor more than two and one half years, but 
notwithstanding the foregoing a tramp found carrying a 



202 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 316, 317. 

firearm or other dangerous weapon in violation of section 
ten of chapter two hundred and sixty-nine may be prosecuted 
and punished thereunder. Approved April 24, 1957. 

Chap.316 An Act authorizing the town of Arlington to use 

CERTAIN PARK LAND FOR OFF-STREET PARKING PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Arlington is hereby authorized 
to use for off-street parking purposes the land now used for 
park purposes and known as Russell Common, said land being 
bounded and described as follows : — 

Northwest by Mystic street, 272 feet, more or less; north- 
east by Chestnut street, 245.7(5 feet; southeast by other land 
of the town of Arlington 366.32 feet; and southwest by Park 
Terrace, 193.76 feet; containing 67,075 square feet, more or 
less, as shown on Block Plan No. 45 on file in the office of the 
Town Engineer, Arlington, Mass. 

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

Approved April 26, 1957. 

Chap.317 An Act authorizing the city of everett to lease a 

CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND TO THE EVERETT COTTAGE 
HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The city of Everett, acting through its mayor, 
is hereby authorized to lease to the Everett Cottage Hos- 
pital, a corporation duly organized by law and having a 
usual place of business in Everett, certain land with the 
buildings thereon situated in said city and bounded as 
follows: — 

Beginning at the southwesterly corner of said land at the 
junction of Fremont avenue and Lawrence street; thence 
running northwesterly on said Fremont avenue two hundred 
and sixty-three (263) feet; thence turning at right angles 
and running northeasterly on land now of owners unknown, 
two hundred and ten (210) feet, to Garland street; thence 
turning at right angles and running southeasterly on said Gar- 
land street, three hundred and seventeen and 5/6 (317 5/6) 
feet; thence turning at right angles and running south- 
westerly on said Lawrence street, two hundred and twenty 
(220) feet, to said Fremont avenue and the point of begin- 
ning. 

Said lease shall be for a period of ninety-nine years, and 
shall be subject to the terms and conditions contained in a 
deed from Georgia M. Whidden to the city of Everett, duly 
recorded with Middlesex Registry of Deeds for the Southern 
District, Book 2523, Page 62. 

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

Approved April 26, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 318, 319, 320. 203 



A\ Act authorizing the town of rockland to use (7m/;. 318 

CERTAIN PARK LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Rockland is hereby authorized to 
use such portion of Memorial Park, located therein, as the 
town, by vote of an annual or special town meeting hold 
within one year after the passage of this act shall determine, 
for the erection of a public school building and 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 any other school property. 

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

Approved April 26, 1957. 

An Act providing for the choice of directors of county Chav 319 

AID TO AGRICULTURE BY CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 128 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 41, as appearing in the Ter- 
centenary Edition, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing section: — Section 41- Choice of the directors mentioned 
in section forty shall be made in such towns by the board of 
selectmen, and in such cities by the mayor, not later than 
fifteen days following the vote authorizing the appropria- 
tion specified in section forty. The directors shall serve for 
such terms as the mayor in cities and the town meeting in 
towns shall determine. 

Section 2. This act shall not affect the tenure of office 
of any director of county aid to agriculture holding office 
on the effective date of this act. 

Approved April 26, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the director of the division of Chav 320 
fisheries and game to acquire additional public 
shooting grounds, and to regulate further the use 
of such grounds. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 131 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 92, as appearing in section 2 of chapter 
599 of the acts of 1941, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 92. For the purpose of provid- 
ing public shooting grounds the director may acquire by 
gift, and shall in his discretion acquire by leases not to ex- 
ceed five years, and may without consideration therefor ob- 
tain by license or permit the use of, lands and waters, ex- 
cept a brook or stream which is a source of or a tributary to 
a public water supply, within the commonwealth, or either 
of such lands or waters, or shooting rights thereon or therein, 
together with such rights of ingress to and egress from such 
lands or waters as may be necessary and proper. Said di- 



204 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 321, 322, 323. 

rector may, subject to the provisions of section thirty-seven 
of chapter thirty, make rules and regulations relative to the 
use of such lands and waters acquired under authority of 
this section, may provide a penalty, to consist of a fine of 
not to exceed twenty dollars, for any violation of any such 
rule or regulation, and may from time to time close or open 
such lands or waters, or any part thereof. 

Approved April 26, 1957. 

Chap.321 An Act providing that members of the regular police 

OR FIRE FORCE OF THE CITY OF EVERETT MAY INCLUDE 
ANY PRIOR SERVICE IN SAID CITY, IN COMPUTING THEIR 
VACATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In computing the years of service under sec- 
tion one hundred and eleven D of chapter forty-one of the 
General Laws there shall be included any prior service ren- 
dered by a member of the regular police or fire force of the 
city of Everett in any other position in said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Everett, in accordance with 
the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 26, 1957. 

Chap. 322 An Act relative to applications for state school con- 
struction GRANTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 7 of chapter 645 of the acts of 1948 is hereby 
amended by striking out, in lines 3 and 4, the words "or the 
service of any debt incurred therefor", — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 7. Any city, town, or regional school 
district may apply to the commission for a school construc- 
tion grant to meet in part the cost of an approved school 
project. Such application shall be made, in the case of 
projects, the construction of which has been undertaken be- 
fore the effective date of this act, within ninety days after 
such effective date, and in the case of all other projects, 
before construction has been undertaken. Such application 
shall be in the form prescribed by the commission, and shall 
be accompanied by such additional information, drawings, 
plans, estimates of cost, and proposals for defraying such 
cost, as the commission may require. 

Approved April 26, 1957. 

Chap. 323 An Act relative to the retirement allowance of 

VETERANS EMPLOYED BY THE TURNERS FALLS FIRE DIS- 
TRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
sixty of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, sections 



Acts, 1957.- (haps. 324, 325. 205 

fifty-six to fifty-nine, inclusive, of said chapter thirty-two 
shall take effect in the Turners Falls Fire District, provided, 
that no veteran whose employment first began after June 
thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, shall be subject 
to the provisions of said sections fifty-six to fifty-nine, in- 
clusive. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the prudential committee of the Turners Falls Fire Dis- 
trict and by a majority of the legal voters of said district 
present and voting at the next annual meeting of the Turners 
Falls Fire District. Approved April 26, 1957. 

An Act relative to the retirement allowance of Chap. 324 

VETERANS EMPLOYED BY THE TOWN OF MONTAGUE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
sixty of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, sections 
fifty-six to fifty-nine, inclusive, of said chapter thirty-two 
shall take effect in the town of Montague, provided, that no 
veteran whose employment first began after June thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, shall be subject to the 
provisions of said sections fifty-six to fifty-nine, inclusive. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the selectmen and by the voters of the town of Montague 
at the annual town election to be held in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-eight, to whom the acceptance of this act 
shall be submitted in the form of the following question to 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-seven entitled 'An Act relative to the re- 
tirement allowance of veterans employed by the town of 
Montague', be accepted?" Approved April 26, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the town of wareham to appro- Chap. 325 

PRIATE MONEY FOR EXPENSES IN CONNECTION WITH THE 
RECEPTION OF THE MAYFLOWER II. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Wareham is hereby authorized 
to appropriate a sum of money not to exceed five thousand 
dollars to be expended for entertainment and other events in 
connection with the proposed celebration and reception of 
the Mayflower II in the years nineteen hundred and fifty- 
seven and nineteen hundred and fifty-eight. The money so 
appropriated shall be disbursed under the direction of the 
board of selectmen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
at a special town meeting called for the purpose during the 
current year, but not otherwise. Approved April 26, 1957. 



206 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 326, 327. 

Chap. 326 An Act restricting the rights of certain cities and 

TOWNS TO ACCEPT CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW RELATIVE 
TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN INCINERATORS BY THE 
METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
nine A of chapter ninety-two of the General Laws, the cities 
of Everett, Maiden, Medford and Somerville may not accept 
said section nine A earlier than April first, nineteen hundred 
and fifty-nine, nor shall said section be accepted by any of 
said cities after such city has entered into a contract provid- 
ing for the disposal of its garbage, refuse or offal by incinera- 
tion, the term of which is longer than five years. 

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

Approved April 29, 1957. 

Chap.327 An Act establishing preliminary municipal elections 

IN THE CITY OF HOLYOKE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . On the third Tuesday preceding every regular 
or special municipal election in the city of Holyoke at which 
any elective municipal office is to be filled, there shall be held, 
except as otherwise provided in section nine, a preliminary 
election for the purpose of nominating candidates therefor. 
At every such election the polls shall be opened during such 
hours, in accordance with general law, as the board of alder- 
men may prescribe and the general laws relative to municipal 
elections shall apply thereto, except as is otherwise specifically 
provided for in this act. 

Section 2. Except as is otherwise provided in said section 
nine, there shall not be printed on the official ballot to be used 
at any regular or special municipal election in said city the 
name of any person as a candidate for any office unless such 
person has been nominated as such at a preliminary election 
for nomination, held as provided in this act. There shall not 
be printed on the official ballot for use at such preliminary 
election the name of any candidate for nomination at such 
election unless he shall have submitted, within the time 
limited and as provided by section three, the nomination 
paper therein described. 

Section 3. Any person who is qualified to vote at any 
regular or special municipal election in said city for a candi- 
date for any elective municipal office in said city, and who is a 
candidate for nomination thereto, shall be entitled to have his 
name as such candidate printed on the official ballot to be 
used at a preliminary election for nomination therefor; pro- 
vided, that if he is a candidate to be voted for in a single ward 
he shall be a registered voter in the ward wherein he is a can- 
didate; and provided, further, that on or before five o'clock 
in the afternoon of the sixth Tuesday preceding such regular 
or special municipal election there shall be submitted to the 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 327. 207 

board of registrars of voters a nomination paper prepared and 
issued by the city clerk, wherein the candidate sets forth in 
writing his candidacy, and wherein the petition is signed in 
person by at least fifty, or, in case of a candidate for the office 
of mayor, by at least two hundred and fifty, voters of the city 
qualified to vote for a candidate for the said office, whose sig- 
natures are certified as hereinafter provided. 

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

Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
city of holyoke. 
nomination paper. 

statement of candidate. 

I ( ), on oath declare that I am a citizen of the United 

States of America, that I reside at (number, if any) on (name of street) 
and ward in the city of Holyoke; that I am a voter therein, 

qualified to vote for a candidate for the office hereinafter mentioned; 
that I am a candidate for the office of (name of office) for (state the term) 
to be voted for at the preliminary election to be held on Tuesday, the 
day of , nineteen hundred and , 

and I request that my name be printed as such candidate on the official 
ballot for use at said preliminary election. 

(Signed) 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Hampden, ss. 

Subscribed and sworn to on this day of 

nineteen hundred and before me, 

(Signed) 

Justice of the Peace 
(or Notary Public). 



petition accompanying statement of candidate. 

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

day of , nineteen hundred and 

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



Signatures of Nominators. Residence Ward. Present 

(To be made In person.) January 1. Residence. 



208 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 327. 

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

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

Section 5. On the first day, other than a legal holiday, 
following the expiration of the time for filing the above de- 
scribed nomination papers with the city clerk, he shall post in 
a conspicuous place in his office the names and residences of 
the candidates for nomination who have duly qualified as 
such, as they are to appear on the official ballots to be used at 
the preliminary election, except as to the order of the names, 
which shall be drawn by lot by the city clerk within seventy- 
two hours succeeding five o'clock in the afternoon of the last 
day fixed for filing the nomination papers with him, and he 
shall cause the ballots, which shall contain said names in their 
order as drawn by him, and no others, with a designation of 
residence, and of the office and term of office, to be printed, 
and the ballots so printed shall be official and no others shall 
be used at the preliminary election. At any drawing for posi- 
tion on the ballot, each candidate shall have an opportunity 
to be present in person or by one representative. There shall 
be left at the end of the list of candidates for nomination for 
each office blank spaces equal in number to the number of 
persons to be nominated therefor, in which spaces the voter 
may insert the name of any person not printed on the ballot 
for whom he desires to vote for nomination for such office, 
but the name of such person shall not be printed on the offi- 
cial ballot to be voted for at any regular or special municipal 
election in said city unless such person is qualified to be 
nominated under section three. There shall be printed on 
such ballots such directions as will aid the voter, as, for 
example: "vote for one", "vote for two", and the like, and 
the ballots shall be headed substantially as follows: — 

OFFICIAL PRELIMINARY BALLOT. 

Candidates for nomination for the offices of (name of offices) in the 
rity of Holyoke at a preliminary election tobe held OD the 
day of , in the year nineteen hundred and 

On the back and outside of each ballot when folded shall be 
printed the words "Official Ballot for preliminary Election", 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 327. 209 

followed by the designation of the ward for which the ballot is 
prepared, the date of the preliminary election and a facsimile 
of the signature of the city clerk. 

Section 6. No ballot used at any preliminary election in 
said city shall have printed thereon any party or political 
designation or mark, and there shall not be appended to the 
name of any candidate any such party or political designation 
or mark, or anything showing how he was nominated or indi- 
cating his views or opinion. 

Section 7. The election officers of said city shall, im- 
mediately upon the closing of the polls at preliminary elec- 
tions, count the ballots and ascertain the number of votes 
cast in the several voting places for each candidate, and forth- 
with make return thereof upon blanks to be furnished, as in 
regular elections, to the city clerk, who shall canvass said 
returns and shall forthwith determine the result thereof, 
insert the same in a newspaper published in said city and 
post the same in a conspicuous place in his office. 

Section 8. If any person receives at a preliminary election 
a majority of all the votes cast for the office for nomination to 
which he w r as a candidate, he shall be deemed and declared 
elected thereto; provided, that at said election at least 
eighty per cent of the total registered vote of the city, or, in 
the case of a ward alderman, of the ward, shall be cast; other- 
wise the two persons receiving at a preliminary election the 
highest number of votes for nomination for any office, except 
one to which two or more persons are to be elected at the 
regular or special municipal election following, and, as to 
each of such offices, the several persons in number equal to 
twice the number so to be elected receiving at such prelimi- 
nary election the highest number of votes for nomination 
for that office, shall, except as provided in this section and in 
section nine, be the sole candidates for that office whose 
names may be printed on the official ballot to be used at the 
regular or special municipal election at which such office is to 
be filled. 

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

Section 9. If at the expiration of the time for filing with 
the city clerk nomination papers for candidates to be voted 
for at any preliminary election there have not been filed with 
him more than twice as many such nomination papers for 
an office as there are persons to be elected to such office, the 
candidates whose nomination papers have thus been filed 
shall be deemed to have been nominated to said office, and 
their names shall be printed on the official ballot to be used at 
the regular or special municipal election following, and the 



210 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 328. 

city clerk shall not print said names upon the ballot to be 
used at said preliminary election, and no other nomination 
to said office shall be made. If in consequence it shall 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 said 
city, no preliminary election shall be held in any such ward 
or wards. 

Section 10. So much of chapter four hundred and thirty- 
eight of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-six, and acts 
in amendment thereof, and in addition thereto, as is incon- 
sistent with this act, is hereby repealed. 

Section 11. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the registered voters of the city of Holyoke at the munici- 
pal election to be held in the year nineteen hundred and 
fifty-seven, in the form of the following question, which shall 
be printed on 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-seven, entitled 'An Act 
establishing Preliminary Municipal Elections in the City of 
Holyoke', be accepted?" If the majority of the votes in 
answer to said question is in the affirmative, then this act 
shall thereupon take full effect for the regular municipal elec- 
tion to be held in said city in the year nineteen hundred and 
fifty-nine, and for all municipal elections in said city there- 
after, but not otherwise. Approved April 29, 1957. 

Chap.328 An Act relative to the expenses of examination of a 

CREDIT UNION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 3 of chapter 171 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the second paragraph, as most re- 
cently amended by section 4 of chapter 527 of the acts of 
1948, and inserting in place thereof the following para- 
graph : — ■ 

To defray in part the expenses of each regular examination 
of a credit union provided for by section two of chapter one 
hundred and sixty-seven, each credit union so examined shall 
within thirty days after receipt of notice from the commis- 
sioner pay to him a fee of thirty-five cents per each one 
thousand dollars of its assets, as shown by its statement of 
condition on the date of such examination, or the cost thereof 
including such part of the overhead expenses of the division 
of banks and loan agencies as the commissioner shall deter- 
mine to be attributable to such examination, whichever is 
less, but in no event shall a fee of less than twenty-five dol- 
lars be paid by a credit union which has been in operation 
at least two j'ears, and a fee of less than fifteen dollars by a 
credit union which has been in operation at least one year 
but less than two years. No fee shall be collected hereunder 
from a credit union which has been in operation for less 
than one year. Approved April 29, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 329, 330. 211 

A\ Act providing for the examination and registra- ( 'hap.329 

TION OF GRADUATES <>K FOREIGN MEDICAL SCHOOLS WHO 
ARE APPLICANTS FOR REGISTRATION AS PHYSICIANS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for the 
screening iA graduates of certain foreign medical schools for 
the purpose of determining their qualifications for admitting 
them to examination for licenses to practice in the common- 
wealth, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency 
law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public 
heal tli and welfare. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 2 of chapter 112 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the third sentence, inserted by 
chapter 622 of the acts of 1955, and inserting in place thereof 
the following sentence: — An applicant who has received 
from a medical school legally chartered in a sovereign state 
other than the United States or Canada a degree of doctor 
of medicine or bachelor of medicine or its equivalent, shall 
be required to furnish to the board such documentary evi- 
dence as the board may require that his education is sub- 
stantially the equivalent of that of graduates of medical 
schools in the United States and such other evidence as the 
board may require as to his qualifications to practice medi- 
cine, and shall be required to take an examination offered 
periodically by the National Board of Medical Examiners 
of the United States and if the National Board of Medical 
Examiners of the United States shall certify to the board 
that the applicant has successfully passed said examination, 
and if the board shall be satisfied as to his education and 
his qualifications, then the board shall, upon payment of 
twenty-five dollars by the applicant, admit him to the ex- 
amination for licensure. Approved April 30, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the development and industrial QJi a <p 330 

COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD TO CONSTRUCT, 
RECONSTRUCT AND RELOCATE RAILROAD TRACKS IN SAID 
CITY AND AUTHORIZING SAID CITY TO BORROW MONEY TO 
BE EXPENDED BY SAID COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 736 of the acts of 1949 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 1, as most recently amended 
by section 1 of chapter 510 of the acts of 1955, and inserting 
in place thereof the following section : — Section 1. Not- 
withstanding the provisions of any general or special law 
to the contrary, the city of New Bedford may appropriate 
annually, for a period of ten years commencing in the year 
nineteen hundred and forty-nine, a sum not exceeding fifty 
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. 



212 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 330. 

The commission shall conduct researches into industrial 
conditions and shall seek to co-ordinate the activities of un- 
official 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 experts, clerks and 
employees as it may require; provided, that said appointees 
shall not be subject to the provisions of chapter thirty-one 
of the General Laws. The commission 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. The commission 
is hereby empowered to lay out and construct, reconstruct or 
relocate any railroad tracks within the city of New Bedford; 
provided, that no action obligating the city to any expendi- 
ture hereunder shall be taken until the commission, in the 
name and in behalf of the city, shall have executed a written 
contract, approved by the mayor and city council, with some 
responsible party or parties, for the use of the facilities pro- 
posed to be constructed, reconstructed or relocated here- 
under. Every such contract shall provide that the user or 
users shall pay a sum or sums determined by the commission 
to be sufficient to pay all interest charges as they accrue on 
account of moneys borrowed by the commission and used in 
the construction, reconstruction or relocation of such facili- 
ties, and for the acquisition of property in connection there- 
with, and to pay the principal amounts of the money so 
borrowed and used as they become due. 

Subject to the foregoing provision, the commission, in the 
name and on behalf of the city, may take by eminent domain 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire 
by purchase, gift, lease or otherwise, such property and such 
rights and easements therein as the commission may from 
time to time consider necessary for the construction, recon- 
struction or relocation of any such railroad tracks. 

Appointments and moneys expended hereunder shall, ex- 
cept as otherwise provided herein, be under the direction of 
the mayor and city council in accordance with the provisions 
of its charter. 

Section 2. The appropriation and expenditure of any 
money in the years nineteen hundred and fifty-five, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six and nineteen hundred and fifty-seven 
by the city of New Bedford for the purposes of its develop- 
ment and industrial commission are hereby validated and 
confirmed to the same extent as though this act had been in 
effect at the time said appropriations were made. 

Section 3. Said chapter 736 of the acts of 1949 is hereby 
further amended by inserting after section 1 the following 
section: — Section 1A. To provide funds, in addition to the 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 331. 213 

amounts authorized to be appropriated by section one, for the 
purposes of carrying out the provisions thereof, the city may 
borrow, from time to time, not exceeding in the aggregate 
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue and 
sell bonds or notes o\ the city therefor. Such bonds or notes 
shall bear on their face the words, City of New Bedford, 
Development and Indus! rial Loan, Act of 1957. Each issue 
shall constitute a separate Loan, and such loans shall be paid 
in not more than twenty years from their dates. Debt in- 
curred from time to time under this act shall not be included 
in determining the limit of indebtedness of the city, but shall, 
except as herein provided, be subject to the applicable provi- 
sions of chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 4. The provisions of sections one and three of 
this act shall take effect upon their acceptance by the regis- 
tered voters of the city of New Bedford at its regular city 
election in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven in the 
form of the following question, which shall be placed upon 
the official ballot to be used at said election: — "Shall an 
act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and fifty-seven, entitled 'An Act authorizing the develop- 
ment and industrial commission of the city of New Bedford 
to construct, reconstruct and relocate railroad tracks in said 
city and authorizing said city to borrow money to be ex- 
pended by said commission', be accepted?" If a majority 
of the votes in answer to said question is in the affirmative, 
then said sections one and three shall thereupon take full 
effect, but not otherwise. 

Section 5. The provisions of section two, and for the 
purpose of acceptance only the provisions of section four, 
shall take effect on passage. Approved April SO, 1957. 

An Act increasing the amounts which the towns of Chap. 331 

HINGHAM AND HULL MAY APPROPRIATE AND CONTRIBUTE 
ANNUALLY TOWARD THE COST OF MAINTAINING A FREE 
PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THE TOWN OF COHASSET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 287 of the acts of 1927, 
as amended by section 1 of chapter 93 of the acts of 1949, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 2 and 3, the 
words "eight hundred" and inserting in place thereof the 
w r ords: — two thousand, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 1. The town of Hingham may annually appropriate 
a sum of money not exceeding two thousand dollars and pay 
the same to the managers of The Nantasket Library, Inc., 
which maintains a free public library in the town of Cohasset, 
as a contribution by said town of Iiingham toward the cost 
of maintaining said library. 

Section 2. Section 1 of chapter 6 of the acts of 1928, 
as amended by section 1 of chapter 95 of the acts of 1949, 
is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 2 and 3, 



214 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 332. 

the words "eight hundred" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — two thousand, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 1. The town of Hull may annually appropriate a 
sum of money not exceeding two thousand dollars and pay 
the same to the managers of The Nantasket Library, Inc., 
which maintains a free public library in the town of Cohasset, 
as a contribution by said town of Hull toward the cost of 
maintaining said library. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 30, 1957. 



Chap.332 An Act increasing certain fees to be charged by the 

LAND COURT AND REGISTRIES OF DEEDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 262 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 38, as most recently amended 
by section 1 of chapter 348 of the acts of 1953, and inserting 
in place thereof the following section : — Section 38. The 
fees of registers of deeds, except as otherwise provided, to 
be paid when the instrument is left for recording, filing or 
deposit, shall be as follows : — 

For entering and recording any paper, certifying the same 
on the original, and indexing it, and for all other duties per- 
taining thereto, three dollars. If the paper contains more 
than one page, at the rate of eighty cents for each page after 
the first; provided, that if the paper contains the names of 
more than two parties thereto, other than the husband and 
wife of the grantor or grantee, an additional fee of fifty cents 
each shall be charged for indexing the names of additional 
grantors or grantees or other parties thereto. The minimum 
fee for recording a deed or conveyance or a mortgage shall 
be five dollars. 

For all copies except photostat copies, at the rate of sixty 
cents a legal page of two hundred and twenty-four words. 
For photostat copies of all instruments, except copies of 
plans, at the rate of forty cents a page. 

For each abstract card referred to in section twenty-four B 
of chapter thirty-six, forty cents. 

For recording and filing a plan, of a size not over fourteen 
inches by nine and a half inches, one dollar and fifty cents. 
For larger sizes, not less than three dollars. 

For entering any additional marginal reference or refer- 
ences when required, one dollar for each reference. 

Section 2. The last paragraph of section 39 of said chap- 
ter 262, as appearing in section 2 of said chapter 348 of the 
acts of 1953, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5, 
the word "two" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
three, — so as to read as follows: — 

For the registration of all other instruments, whether 
single or in duplicate or triplicate, including filtering, index- 
ing and filing it and attesting the registration thereof, and 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 333, 334. 215 

also making and attesting a copy of memorandum on one 
instrument or a duplicate certificate when required, three 
dollars. Approved April SO, 1957. 

A\ A.CT INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THE COUNTY Chd'D.333 
COMMISSIONERS OF HAMPSHIRE COUNTY ARE AUTHORIZED 
TO EXPEND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADVERTISING THE RECRE- 
ATIONAL ADVANTAGES OF THE COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The first sentence of section 1 of chapter 105 
of the acts of 1939, as amended by chapter 164 of the acts of 
1949, is henhy further amended by striking out, in line 5, 
the words "five thousand" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — seventy-five hundred, — so as to read as follows: — 
The county commissioners of Hampshire county, for the 
purpose of advertising the recreational, industrial and agri- 
cultural advantages of said county, may expend such sums, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, seventy-five hundred dollars 
in any one year, as may be appropriated therefor; provided, 
that such expenditures from money so appropriated shall not 
at any time be more than the. sum which shall have been 
contributed by public subscription or by donation deposited 
with the county treasurer for the purpose aforesaid. 

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

Approved May 6, 1957. 

An Act authorizing and directing the department of Chav.334: 

PUBLIC HEALTH TO SELL AND CONVEY TO THE CITY OF WEST- 
FIELD CERTAIN LAND IN SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The department of public health is hereby 
authorized and directed to sell and convey in the name and 
on behalf of the commonwealth to the city of Westfield, for 
the sum of one dollar, the land owned by the commonwealth 
and under the control of said department located in said 
city and shown on a plan entitled " Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts, Department of Public Health, State Sanatorium 
West field, Property Plan, Scale 1" = lOO'-O" Mar. 27, 1933," 
prepared by Emergency Planning & Research Bureau, Inc., 
Boston, Mass., beginning at a point on said plan designated 
as Sta. 14 and thence running in a northeasterly direction 
by varying courses to a point designated on said plan as 
Sta. 10, thence turning and running in a southeasterly direc- 
tion by varying courses to a point on said plan designated as 
Sta. 6, thence turning and running in a southwesterly direction 
a distance of approximately ninety feet to a point on said 
plan designated as Sta. o, thence continuing and running in 
a southwesterly direction on a straight line connecting said 
Sta. 5 and a point on said plan designated as Sta. 4, four 
hundred feet; thence turning and running in a northwesterly 



216 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 335, 336. 

direction by a straight line to the point of beginning. Said 
parcel of land is to be used by the said city solely for play- 
ground, park and recreational purposes. 

Section 2. Title to the land described in section one shall 
revert to and revest in the commonwealth whenever such 
land shall cease to be used for the purpose set forth in this 
act. 

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

Approved May 6, 1957. 

Chap. 335 An Act limiting peremptory challenges in criminal 

CASES IN WHICH SEVERAL INDICTMENTS ARE CONSOLIDATED 
FOR TRIAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 29 of chapter 234 of the General Laws, as most 
recently amended by section 1 of chapter 485 of the acts of 
1955, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"juror", in line 9, the words: — ; and provided, further, 
that each defendant in a case in which several indictments 
are consolidated for trial shall be entitled to no more peremp- 
tory challenges than the greatest number to which he would 
have been entitled upon trial of any one of said indictments 
alone. Approved May 6, 1957. 

Chap. 336 An Act placing the incumbent of the office of the sec- 
retary OF THE ELECTION COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF 
SPRINGFIELD UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The incumbent, on the effective date of this 
act, of the office of secretary of the election commission of 
the city of Springfield 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 certi- 
fied for said office and shall be deemed to be permanently 
appointed thereto without serving any probationary period, 
subject, however, to the provisions of the civil service laws 
and rules. 

Upon his certification for said office he shall cease to be a 
member of the election commission, and the vacancy thus 
created shall be filled by the appointing authority of said 
city. 

Any appointment or election to the office of secretary to 
the election commission subsequent to the effective date of 
this act shall be made subject to the provisions of the charter 
of said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Springfield, subject to 
the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved May 6, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 337, 338, 339. 217 

An Act relative to the control of disease in the pur- f 7m/;. 337 

CHASE, SALE AND TRANSPORTATION OF LIVE POULTRY AND 
HATCHING EGGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 129 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 26A the following section: — Section 
26B. No person shall buy, sell or transport within or import 
into the commonwealth hatching eggs, baby chicks or live 
poultry, except poultry intended for immediate slaughter 
or for exhibition subject to permit granted by the state de- 
partment of agriculture, unless such hatching eggs are the 
produce of flocks which meet, and such baby chicks or live 
poultry meet or are the first generation progeny of flocks 
which meet, the minimum requirements for "pullorum 
passed" or "pullorum clean" grades of poultry, as estab- 
lished by the commissioner of agriculture, or the equivalent 
thereof. Whoever, himself or by his servant or agent, violates 
any provision of this section shall be punished for the first 
offence by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars, and 
for a subsequent offence by a fine of not less than fifty nor 
more than two hundred dollars. Approved May 6, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the department of public works to C/mw.338 

REMOVE VEHICLES FROM STATE HIGHWAYS WHEN SAID 
VEHICLES INTERFERE WITH THE FREE FLOW OF TRAFFIC 
OR SNOW AND ICE CONTROL OPERATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 85 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 2A, inserted by section 2 of chapter 346 
of the acts of 1941, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing section : — Section 2 A . The department, for the purpose 
of insuring the free flow of traffic or for the purpose of snow 
and ice control operations on a state highway, may, by its 
own employees or with such other assistance as it may re- 
quire, remove or cause to be removed to the nearest con- 
venient place any vehicle interfering with such traffic or such 
operation. The department shall keep records of the regis- 
tration number of each vehicle so removed and of the place 
to which it was removed. Approved May 6, 1957. 

An Act relative to the payment of rental by the com- Chap.339 

MONWEALTH TO THE CITY OK WORCESTER FOR THE USE OF 
ITS SEWERAGE SYSTEM FOR TDK SEWAGE OF THE WORCES- 
TER STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 363 of the Special Acts of 1916 is hereby amended 
by striking out section 2, as most recently amended by 
chapter 310 of the acts of 1938, and inserting in place thereof 
the following section : — Section 2. The commonwealth 



218 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 340. 

shall pay to the city of Worcester as rental for the use of its 
sewerage system for the sewage of the Worcester state hos- 
pital the sum of sixty-two hundred dollars annually for a 
period of five years beginning with the first day of January, 
nineteen hundred and fifty-five. The payments made by the 
commonwealth to the city of Worcester from nineteen hun- 
dred and forty-three through nineteen hundred and fifty- 
four at the rate of thirty-one hundred dollars per year as 
rental for said use are hereby ratified and approved. 

Approved May 6, 1957. 

Chap. 340 An Act providing for the construction of a sea wall 

FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROTECTING THE SHORE OF THE 
TOWN OF MARSHFIELD FROM EROSION BY THE SEA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Subject to the conditions herein imposed, the 
department of public works is hereby authorized and directed 
to construct a sea wall for the purpose of protecting the shore 
of the town of Marshfield from erosion by the sea. No work 
shall be begun until the town of Marshfield has assumed 
liability, in the manner provided by section twenty-nine of 
chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, for all damages that 
may be incurred hereunder, nor until there has been paid into 
the state treasury by the county of Plymouth a sum of money 
representing the county's share of the total amount to be 
spent under this act, and by said town of Marshfield a sum 
of money representing the town's share of the total amount 
to be spent under this act, which, together with a sum of 
money representing one half of the total amount to be spent, 
as may hereafter be appropriated by the commonwealth, shall 
constitute a fund for the improvements herein authorized; 
provided, that the total cost of such improvements shall not 
exceed seventy-two thousand dollars; and provided, further, 
that if any of the aforesaid sum remains after the completion 
of such improvements, proportions representing the shares of 
said county and said town in such unexpended balances shall 
be repaid to them. 

Section 2. The cost of the work under this act shall be 
paid as follows: — fifty per cent by the commonwealth, six- 
teen and two thirds per cent by said county, and thirty-three 
and one third per cent by said town. 

Section 3. For the purpose of meeting the payments re- 
quired to be made by the county of Plymouth under this act, 
the treasurer of said county, with the approval of the county 
commissioners, may borrow from time to time, on the credit 
of the county, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, 
in the aggregate, twelve thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes of the county therefor, which shall boar on 
their face the words, Plymouth County-Marshfield Sea Wall 
Loan, Act of 1957. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan, and such loans shall be pa3 r able in not more 
than ten years from their dates. Such bonds or notes shall 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 341. 219 

be signed by the treasurer of the county and countersigned 
by a majority of the county commissioners. The county may 
sell the said securities at public or private sale upon such 
terms and conditions as the county commissioners may deem 
proper, but not for less than their par value. Indebtedness 
incurred under this act shall, except as herein provided, be 
subject to chapter thirty-five of the General Laws. 

Section 4. The county treasurer, with the approval of the 
commissioners, may issue temporary notes of the county, pay- 
able in not more than one year from their dates, in anticipa- 
tion of the issue oi serial bonds or notes under section three, 
but the time within which such serial bonds or notes shall 
become due and payable shall not, by reason of such tem- 
porary notes, be extended beyond the time fixed by said 
section. Any notes issued in anticipation of the serial bonds 
or notes shall be paid from the proceeds thereof. 

Section 5. For the purpose of meeting the payments re- 
quired to be made by the town of Marshfield under this act, 
said town may borrow from time to time such sums as may 
be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, twenty-four 
thousand dollars, and may issue notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, Town of Marshfield, Sea Wall 
Loan, Act of 1957. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan, and such loans shall be paid within twenty 
years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred by said town 
under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but 
shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter forty- 
four of the General Laws. 

Section b\ Betterments may be assessed by said town of 
Marshfield, under chapter eighty of the General Laws, upon 
estates specially benefited by the improvements hereby 
authorized; provided, that the total amount of such assess- 
ments shall not exceed one half the amount of payments re- 
quired to be made by said town for the work hereunder; and 
the proceeds of such assessments shall be used to pay indebt- 
edness incurred by said town under section five. 

Section 7. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year by vote of the county commis- 
sioners of Plymouth county and by vote of the town of 
Marshfield in town meeting and the filing in the office of said 
department of certified copies of said votes. 

Approved May 6, 1957. 

An Act providing for placing of riprap for the purpose Chap.34il 
OF protecting the shore of the town of marshfield 

FROM EROSION BY THE SEA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Subject to the conditions herein imposed, 
the department of public works is hereby authorized and 
directed to place riprap for the purpose of protecting the 
shore of the town of Marshfield from erosion by the sea. No 
work shall be begun until the town of Marshfield has assumed 



220 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 341. 

liability, in the manner provided by section twenty-nine of 
chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, for all damages that 
may be incurred hereunder, nor until there has been paid 
into the state treasury by the county of Plymouth a sum of 
money representing the county's share of the total amount 
to be spent under this act, and by said town of Marshfield a 
sum of money representing the town's share of the total 
amount to be spent under this act, which, together with a 
sum of money representing fifty per cent of the total amount 
to be spent, as may hereafter be appropriated by the com- 
monwealth, shall constitute a fund for the improvements 
herein authorized; provided, that the total cost of such im- 
provements shall not exceed forty thousand dollars; and 
provided, further, that if any of the aforesaid sum remains 
after completion of such improvements, proportions repre- 
senting the shares of said county and said town in such un- 
expended balances shall be repaid to them. 

Section 2. The cost of the work under this act shall 
be paid as follows: — fifty per cent by the commonwealth, 
twenty-five per cent by said county, and twenty-five per 
cent by said town. 

Section 3. For the purpose of meeting the payments 
required to be made by the county of Plymouth under this 
act, the treasurer of said county, with the approval of the 
county commissioners, may borrow from time to time, on 
the credit of the county, such sums as may be necessary, not 
exceeding, in the aggregate, ten thousand dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, which shall bear 
on their face the words, Plymouth County-Marshfield Rip- 
rap Loan, Act of 1957. Each authorized issue shall consti- 
tute a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not 
more than ten years from their dates. Such bonds or notes 
shall be signed by the treasurer of the county and counter- 
signed by a majority of the county commissioners. The 
county may sell the said securities at public or private sale 
upon terms and conditions as the county commissioners may 
deem proper, but not for less than their par value. Indebt- 
edness incurred under this act shall, except as herein pro- 
vided, be subject to chapter thirty-five of the General Laws. 

Section 4. The county treasurer, with the approval of 
the commissioners, may issue temporary notes of the county, 
payable in not more than one year from their dates, in antici- 
pation of the issue of serial bonds or notes under section 
three, but the time within which such serial bonds or notes 
shall become due and payable shall not, by reason of such 
temporary notes, be extended beyond the time fixed by said 
section. Any notes issued in anticipation of the serial bonds 
or notes shall be paid from the proceeds thereof. 

Section 5. For the purpose of meeting the payments 
required to be made by the town of Marshfield under this act, 
said town may borrow from time to time such sums as may 
be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, ten thousand 
dollars, and may issue notes therefor, which shall bear on 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 342, 343. 221 

their face the words, Town of Marshfield, Riprap Loan, Act 
of L957. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate 

loan, and such loan shall be paid within twenty years from 
their dates. Indebtedness incurred by said town under this 
act shall 'oi' in excess oi the statutory limit, but shall, except 
as herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws. 

Section 6. Betterments may be assessed by said town of 
Marshfield, under chapter eighty of the General Laws, upon 
estates specially benefited by the improvements hereby au- 
thorized; provided, that the total amount of such assess- 
ments shall not exceed one half the amount of payments 
required to be made by said town for the work hereunder; 
and the proceeds of such assessments shall be used to pay 
indebtedness incurred by said town under section five. 

Section 7. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year by vote of the count}' commis- 
sioners of Plymouth county and by vote of the town of 
Marshfield in town meeting and the filing in the office of 
said department of certified copies of said votes. 

Approved May 6, 1957. 

An Act authorizing cities to create a panel to de- Chap. 342 

TERMINE THE INDEMNIFICATION OF CERTAIN POLICE 
OFFICERS, FIRE FIGHTERS AND OTHERS ASSISTING POLICE 
OFFICERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws, as most re- 
cently amended by chapter 168 of the acts of 1955, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the following 
paragraph: — 

In any city which by ordinance shall so provide, the powers 
. ested, and duties imposed, by this section upon the board or 
officer authorized to appoint police officers, firemen or mem- 
bers of the fire department of such city shall be exercised and 
performed by a majority of the members of a panel consisting 
of (a) such officer or the chairman of such board, (b) the city 
solicitor or other officer having similar duties or a person 
designated in writing by such solicitor or officer to act for 
him, and (c) such physician as the city manager or, if there 
is none, the mayor shall in writing appoint. 

Approved May 6, 1957. 

An Act prohibiting the commissioner of public safety Chap.343 

FROM REINSTATING CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED 
BRANCH OF THE STATE POLICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The second paragraph of section 9A of chapter 22 of the 
General Laws, added by chapter 407 of the acts of 1947, is 
hereby amended by inserting after the third sentence the 



222 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 344, 345. 

following sentence:- — A member of the uniformed branch 
who was dismissed from the force after trial before a trial 
court, or who resigned while charges, to be tried by a trial 
court or courts martial, were pending against him, shall not 
be reinstated by the commissioner. 

Approved May 6, 1957. 

Chap, 344 An Act providing that the director of the division 

OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
WELFARE SHALL SUPERVISE THE ADMINISTRATION BY 
CITIES AND TOWNS OF ASSISTANCE TO PERSONS "WHO ARE 
DISABLED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 18 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 7, as most recently amended by section 5 
of chapter 602 of the acts of 1952, and inserting in place 
thereof the following section : — Section 7. Under the super- 
vision and control of the commissioner, the director of the 
division of public assistance shall supervise the administra- 
tion of old age assistance, assistance to persons who are dis- 
abled and aid to dependent children b}^ the cities and towns, 
and with respect thereto formulate standards of general ap- 
plicability and enforce all rules and regulations of the de- 
partment, and shall perform, except to the extent otherwise 
provided therein, all the other duties of the department un- 
der section forty-six of chapter one hundred and seventeen, 
chapter one hundred and eighteen, chapter one hundred and 
eighteen A, chapter one hundred and eighteen D, and sec- 
tions four A, seven, eight, nine A, ten and eleven of chapter 
one hundred and twenty-one. Approved May 6, 1957. 

Chap. 345 An Act to permit irene sanford, a retired state em- 
ployee, TO ELECT PAYMENT OF A RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE 
UNDER OPTION A. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, 
Irene Sanford, who was retired from the employ of the com- 
monwealth at Westfield state sanatorium on February first, 
nineteen hundred and fifty-six, may by a written election 
filed with the state retirement board within sixty days after 
the effective date of this act elect to have her retirement 
allowance paid in accordance with the provisions of option A 
of section twelve of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws. 
In the event that said Irene Sanford elects to have her re- 
tirement allowance payable under the provisions of said 
option A, such allowance shall be recomputed accordingly 
and any amount due as the result of such recomputation, 
shall be paid to her in a lump sum, and all future payments 
shall be made under the provisions of said option A. 

Approved May 6, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 346, 347. 223 



An Act relative to salaries of employees of the school Chap. 346 

COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section T> of chapter 241 of the acts of 1875, 
as amended by section 2 of chapter 121 of the acts of 1933, 
is hereby further amended by striking out the last two sen- 
tences and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — 
They may fix the compensation of the teachers; but the 
salaries established for the teachers at the commencement of 
each school year shall not be increased during such year; nor 
shall the salary of any teacher be increased at or before the 
commencement of a school year unless such increase is spe- 
cifically designated in an appropriation order; nor shall the 
salary of any vacant teaching position be increased at any 
time unless such increase is so designated. 

Section 2. This act shall not take effect unless accepted 
by the school committee of the city of Boston. If accepted 
by the said committee prior to January first, nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-eight, then this act r shall take effect on January 
first, nineteen hundred and fifty-eight. If accepted by the 
said committee subsequent to January first, nineteen hundred 
and fifty-eight, it shall take effect on the date of acceptance 
by said committee. Approved May 6, 1957. 

An Act changing the names of the Bradford durfee Chav.34:7 
technical institute of fall river and the new bed- 
ford INSTITUTE OF TEXTILES AND TECHNOLOGY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 74 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 42, as most recently amended 
by section 1 of chapter 488 of the acts of 1953, and the caption 
preceding said section, and inserting in place thereof under 
the caption Bradford Durfee College of Technology 
and New Bedford Institute of Technology, the following 
section : — Section 42. The Bradford Durfee College of 
Technology and the New Bedford Institute of Technology 
shall be maintained by the commonwealth for the purpose of 
giving instruction in the theory and practical arts of engi- 
neering, science and textile and kindred branches of industry. 
The board of trustees of said college and of said institute 
may grant the degree of bachelor of science or other appro- 
priate degrees to any person, either male or female, satis- 
factorily completing the prescribed courses of instruction, 
if and so long as the faculty, equipment and courses of instruc- 
tion at such college and at said institute meet with the 
approval of the board of collegiate authority. 

Section 2. Said chapter 74 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 42A, inserted by chapter 523 of the 
acts of 1953, and inserting in place thereof the following 
section : — Section 42 A . The board of trustees of the Brad- 



224 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 347. 

ford Durfec College of Technology and of the New Bedford 
Institute of Technology may also grant the honorary degree 
of master of science. 

Section 2A. Section 43 of said chapter 74, as amended 
by section 2 of chapter 257 of the acts of 1946, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in line 1, the words "each 
of said institutes" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
of said college and of said institute. 

Section 2B. Section 44 of said chapter 74, as amended 
by section 3 of said chapter 257, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in line 2, the words "each such institute" 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — said college, and 
said institute. 

Section 2C. Section 45 of said chapter 74, as amended 
by section 4 of said chapter 257, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in line 2, the words "each of said institutes" 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — said college and 
of said institute. 

Section 2D. Section 46 of said chapter 74, as amended 
by section 5 of said chapter 257, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in line 2, the words "any of said institutes" 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — said college and 
at said institute. 

Section 2E. Section 46A of said chapter 74, as amended 
by section 6 of said chapter 257, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in line 2, the word "institutes" and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — college and said institute, — 
and by striking out, in line 13, the words "any such institute 
which in the opinion of its" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — said college or said institute winch in the 
opinion of the. 

Section 3. Chapter 15 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 19, as most recently amended 
by section 2 of chapter 488 of the acts of 1953, and inserting 
in place thereof the following section: — Section 19. The 
trustees of the University of Massachusetts, the board of 
commissioners of the Massachusetts maritime academy, the 
trustees of the Bradford Durfee College of Technology, the 
trustees of the Lowell Technological Institute of Massa- 
chusetts and the Trustees of the New Bedford Institute of 
Technology shall serve in the department. 

Section 4. Said chapter 15 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 21, as most recently amended by 
section 3 of said chapter 488, and the caption preceding said 
section, and inserting in place thereof under the caption 
Bradford Durfee College of Technology and New 
Bedford Institute of Technology, the following section: 
— Section 21. There shall be boards of trustees for the 
Bradford Durfee College of Technology and for the New 
Bedford Institute of Technology, each consisting of fifteen 
appointive members and tin 1 commissioner of education or 
a member of the advisory board of education designated by 
him, as an ex officio member, and the mayor and superin- 



Acts,, 1957. — Chap. 348. 225 

tendent of schools of Fall River and of New Bedford shall be 
additional members ex officiis of said boards, respectively. 
Upon the expiration of the term of office of an appointive 
member, his successor shall be appointed for three years 
by the governor, with the advice and consent of the council. 
Section 5. When used in any statute, ordinance, by-law, 
rule or regulation, the phrases "Bradford Durfee technical 
institute of Fall River or the New Bedford institute of tex- 
tiles and technology", or any words connoting the same, 
shall mean Bradford Durfee College of Technology or New 
Bedford Institute of Technology, respectively. 

Approved May 6, 1957. 

Ax Act relative to certaix expenditures by co-opera- Chap.SAS 

TIVE BANKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 170 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 35, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 
371 of the acts of 1950, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section : — Section 35. Any such corporation may, 
by vote of a majority of its directors, obtain memberships 
in certain organizations, and may make contributions and 
donations and subscribe for services, subject to the condi- 
tions, limitations and requirements of this section and section 
thirty-six. 

1. Any such corporation may become a member of any 
association organized to protect and promote the interests 
of co-operative banks or of other banking institutions, and 
may pay for such membership its proportionate share of the 
expenses of such association if, in the opinion of the board 
of directors, the expenses are reasonable and necessary. 

2. Any such corporation may become a member of or 
contribute to any other association or organization in the 
commonwealth if, in the opinion of the board of directors, 
such membership or contribution is of substantial benefit 
to the corporation and its shareholders, and the amount 
expended therefor is reasonable. 

3. No such corporation shall expend in the aggregate, 
in any one fiscal year, as determined by the commissioner, 
for all of the purposes hereinbefore provided and for the 
contributions referred to in section thirty-six, more than three 
quarters of one per cent of its income for the next preceding 
fiscal year, as so determined. The total payment made in a 
fiscal year to any one association, organization or donee 
referred to in this section and in section thirty-six shall not, 
in the case of payments made under the authority of para- 
graph two of this section and donations made under the 
authority of section thirty-six, exceed one-eighth part of said 
three quarters of one per cent of income. 

Approved May 7, 1957. 



226 Acts, 1957. - ( haps. 349, 350. 

Chap. 349 An Act providing for the appointment of employees 

OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE AUTHORITY AS SPECIAL 
POLICE OFFICERS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, which is to provide for the immediate 
police protection of the Massachusetts Turnpike, 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: 

Chapter 147 of the General Laws is hereby amended by in- 
serting after section IOC, inserted by chapter 231 of the acts 
of 1956, the following section: — Section 10D. The commis- 
sioner may, at the request of the Massachusetts Turnpike 
Authority, appoint as special police officers employees of said 
Authority. Such special police officers shall serve for one 
year, subject to removal by the commissioner, and they shall 
have the same power to make arrests as the state police for 
any criminal offence committed in or upon lands or structures 
within the control of said Authority. They shall report to the 
commissioner as to their official acts at such times and in 
such manner as he may require. They shall serve without 
pay, except their regular compensation as emploj^ees of said 
Authority, and they shall receive no fees for service or return 
of any criminal process. Approved May 7, 1957. 

Chap.350 An Act authorizing the director of the division of 

FISHERIES AND GAME TO ISSUE LICENSES TO ALLOW THE 
USE OF QUAIL FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRAINING DOGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The fifth paragraph of section 107 of chapter 
131 of the General Laws, as appearing in section 2 of chapter 
599 of the acts of 1941, is hereby further amended by adding 
after clause (7) the following clause: — 

(8) To any individual, a license to possess, liberate and 
recapture, but not to sell except under authority of a permit 
from the director, authority to issue such permits being 
hereby granted to the director, up to twenty-five quail for 
the purpose of training dogs. 

Section 2. The sixth paragraph of said section 107 of 
said chapter 131, as amended by chapter 327 of the acts of 
1948, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 11, 
the word "and", — and by adding after the word "cents", 
in line 13, the words: — ; and the initial fee for a license 
issued under clause (8) shall be five dollars, and for each 
annual renewal thereof three dollars. 

Section 3. Said section 107 is hereby further amended 
by striking out the last paragraph and inserting in place 
thereof the following paragraph : — 

All licenses issued under clauses (1) to (8), inclusive, of 
this section, shall expire on December thirty-first of the year 
of issue unless sooner revoked for cause. 

Approved May 7, 1957. 



Acts, 1957.- Chaps. 351, 352. 227 

A\ A.CT REQUIRING THE CONSENT OF A PARENT, GUARDIAN ChaV.35\ 
OR CERTAIN OTHER PERSONS TO APPLICATIONS FOR A 
LICENSE TO OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLES WHERE APPLICANT 
IS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The last sentence of the first paragraph of section 8 of 
chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in chapter 284 
of the nets of 1937, is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "public", in line 3, the words: — and, if the applicant 
is under age eighteen, be accompanied by the written con- 
sent in such form as the registrar shall determine of a parent 
or guardian or other person standing in the place of a parent 
of the applicant. Approved May 7, 1957. 

A\ Act requiring the disclosure of certain infor- Chap. 352 

MATION RELATIVE TO THE SOLICITATION OF FUNDS FOR 
CHARITABLE PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 68 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 17, as most recently amended by chap- 
ter 11)8 of the acts of 1955, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 17. No person, group of per- 
sons, firm, association or corporation, except as hereinafter 
provided, shall solicit funds or other property for charitable 
or benevolent purposes until such person, group of persons, 
firm, association or corporation shall have provided certain 
information concerning such solicitation, as required by the 
terms of this section, on forms to be provided by the office 
of the attorney general, and filed such information with the 
clerk of each city or town where such solicitation is to be 
conducted; provided, however, that if solicitation is to be 
conducted in more than one city or town such information 
may be filed with the office of the attorney general instead 
of with such clerks; and provided, further, that if such 
solicitation is to be conducted by paid solicitors such in- 
formation shall be filed with the clerk of each city or town 
in which paid solicitors are to solicit. The information so 
filed shall be available to the general public as a matter of 
public record. 

The forms containing said information shall be signed by 
such person or in the case of a group of persons, firm, asso- 
ciation or corporation by the principal officer of the organiza- 
tion concerned, and shall include (1) the identity of the per- 
son, group of persons, firm, association or corporation by 
whom or for whom the solicitation is to be conducted; 
(2) the address of such person or the address of the principal 
office or headquarters of such group of persons, firm, asso- 
ciation or corporation and the names and addresses of the 
officers thereof; (3) the purpose or purposes for which the 
funds or property solicited are to be used; (4) the indi- 
vidual or officer who will have custody of the funds or prop- 



228 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 352. 

erty received; (5) the person or persons responsible for the 
distribution thereof; (6) the period of time during which 
such solicitation is to be conducted ; (7) a description of the 
method or methods of solicitation in such detail as may from 
time to time be determined by the attorney general; (8) 
whether such solicitation is to be conducted by voluntary 
unpaid solicitors, by paid solicitors, or both; and (9) if in 
whole or in part by paid solicitors the name and address of 
the person or organization, if any, supplying such solicitors, 
the basis of payment and the nature of the arrangement so 
as to disclose the actual amount, rate, percentage or pro- 
portion paid or to be paid to such solicitors. 

In cases where a promoter for compensation is involved, 
he shall file a signed statement on a form to be provided by 
the office of the attorney general giving (1) his name; (2) per- 
manent address and address where he can be reached during 
the solicitation; (3) a description of the method or methods 
to be employed in such solicitation in such detail as may 
from time to time be determined by the attorney general, 
including the amount, method, rate, percentage or propor- 
tion of compensation paid or to be paid him; and (4) if 
such solicitation is to be conducted in whole or in part by 
paid solicitors, the name and address of the person or or- 
ganization, if any, supplying such solicitors, the basis of pay- 
ment and the nature of the arrangement with such paid 
solicitors. 

Any person, group of persons, firm, association or corpo- 
ration engaged in soliciting funds, subject to the provisions 
of this section, shall within ninety days after the period of 
solicitation specified file the following information in the 
manner and in the place or places hereinbefore provided: — 
(1) the gross amount of the funds or the value of the prop- 
erty pledged or collected; (2) the amount thereof given or 
to be given to the charitable purpose represented; (3) the 
aggregate amount paid and to be paid for the expenses of 
such solicitation ; and (4) the aggregate amount paid to and 
to be paid to solicitors and promoters. 

This section shall not apply to solicitations conducted by 
or on behalf of churches, religious organizations, non-profit 
charitable hospitals, or educational institutions incorporated 
in this commonwealth, to solicitations conducted exclusively 
among the members of any organization by the members 
thereof, or to solicitations where the gross amount of the 
funds to be raised or the value of the property to be donated 
is one thousand dollars or less to be collected by voluntary 
or unpaid solicitors; nor shall the provisions of this section 
apply to anyone who solicits on a voluntary and unpaid 
basis for or on behalf of any person, group of persons, firm, 
organization or corporation. This section shall not apply to 
solicitations conducted by or on behalf of an educational 
institution incorporated outside this commonwealth which 
shall have furnished to the office of the attorney general 
(1) proof that it has been exempted, and is exempt at the 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 353. 229 

time of furnishing such proof, from federal income taxation 
by ruling of the United States Treasury Department and 
(2) a copy of its most recent annual financial statement or 
report. Such institution shall thereafter furnish to the 
office of the attorney general, upon request of said office, 
proof that it is currently exempt from federal income taxa- 
tion, and, within sixty days from the time when subsequent 
annual financial statements or reports are rendered to or by 
such institution, a copy of such annual financial statements 
or reports. 

Every person, group of persons, firm, association or corpo- 
ration subject to the provisions of this section shall keep a 
full and true record in such form as will enable such person, 
group of persons, firm, association or corporation accurately 
to provide the information required by this section. All 
records required hereunder shall be open to inspection at all 
times by the attorney general, and upon demand shall be 
presented to him for inspection. Upon an information in 
equity brought by the attorney general the supreme judicial 
or superior court may enforce the provisions of this section 
and may restrain the soliciting of contributions by or on be- 
half of a person, association or corporation violating its pro- 
visions. 

Any person conducting a solicitation in violation of the 
provisions of this section or who fails to file the information 
specified by this section within ninety days after the period 
of solicitation, or who files false information hereunder shall 
be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars 
or by imprisonment for six months in jail, or both, and in 
the case of a solicitation conducted in violation of the pro- 
visions of this section by a firm, association or corporation, 
every officer or agent thereof who authorizes or conducts such 
solicitation, shall be jointly and severally liable for such fine, 
together with the firm, association or corporation. 

Approved May 7, 1957. 

An Act validating the acts and proceedings of the an- Chap.353 

NUAL TOW r N MEETING IN THE TOWN OF NORTH ANDOVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The election of officers and all other acts and 
proceedings done or taken at the annual towm meeting of 
the town of North Andover held on March fourth and March 
sixteenth, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, are hereby 
validated, notwithstanding any defect or irregularity in the 
calling of said meeting. 

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

Approved May IS, 1957. 



230 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 354, 355. 



Chap. 354 An Act establishing the salaries of members of the 

MALDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 93 of the acts of 1908 is 
hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following sentence: — The fire com- 
missioner and members of the fire department shall receive 
such compensation as may be fixed by the city council, not- 
withstanding the provisions of any general or special law 
to the contrary. 

Section 2. This act shall become effective upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the city council of the city of Maiden in the 
current year subject to the provisions of its charter, but not 
otherwise. Approved May 13, 1957. 



Chap.355 An Act reimbursing the towns of ashland, framingham, 

HOPKINTON, NATICK AND WAYLAND FOR THE LOSS OF TAXES 
ON CERTAIN LAND THEREIN OWNED BY THE COMMONWEALTH 
AND HELD FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of general or 
special law in force on the effective date of this act, and under 
which payment is authorized to be made by or on behalf of 
the commonwealth to anjr political subdivision thereof in lieu 
of taxes, or otherwise, upon or in relation to property in such 
political subdivision occupied by or under the control of the 
department of natural resources and used for recreational or 
conservation purposes, the treasurer of the commonwealth 
shall annually, not later than November twentieth, reimburse 
the towns of Ashland, Framingham, Hopkinton, Natick and 
Wayland for the loss of taxes on such land as was transferred 
to the department of conservation for public recreational 
purposes under the provisions of chapter five hundred and 
fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-seven, 
an amount in lieu of taxes upon the value of said land, as 
determined under the provisions of sections thirteen to seven- 
teen, inclusive, of chapter fifty-eight of the General Laws; 
and shall also reimburse said towns for the loss of taxes on 
said land for the years nin< teen hundred and fifty to nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six, inclusive, in the amounts set forth 
in the following schedule: — 



1950. 


1951. 


1952. 


1953. 


id 


$2,199.17 


$2,333.13 


$2,402.85 


$2,510.92 


Framingham .... 


211 97 


224.88 


231.60 


242.02 




1,201 15 


1,274 32 


1,312.40 


1,371.42 


Natick 


741 89 


787.08 


810.60 


847.06 




163 39 


173.35 


178.53 


186.55 




$4,517.57 


$4,792.76 


$4,935.98 


$5,157.97 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 35G. 



231 





1954. 


1955. 


1S56. 


Total. 


Ashland 


$2,582.63 


$2,657.83 


$2,710.61 


$17,397.14 


Framlngham .... 


248.93 


256.18 


261.26 


1,676.84 


Hopkinton .... 


1,410.59 


1,451.66 


1,480.50 


9,502.04 

• 

5,868.92 


Natlck 


871.25 


896.62 


914.42 




191.88 


197.47 


201.39 


1,292.56 




$5,305.28 


$5,459.76 


$5,568.18 


$35,737. 50 



Section 2. Nothing in section one shall be deemed to 
authorize or require double payment by the commonwealth 
ou account of the use or occupancy of said land in the towns 
of Ashland, Framingham, Hopkinton, Natick and Wayland. 
The reimbursements authorized in section one shall be paid 
from the General Fund. 

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

Approved May 13, 1957. 



An Act defining ice milk mix and regulating its manu- 
facture AND USE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 60 of chapter 94 of the General Laws, 
as amended by section 2 of chapter 373 of the acts of 1934, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in line 10 and in 
lines 12 and 13, the words "ice cream" and inserting in place 
thereof, in each instance, the words: — frozen dessert, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 60. Each inspector of milk 
shall institute complaints for the violation of any provision 
of sections forty-nine to fifty-eight, inclusive, sixty-two or 
sixty-five G to sixty-five S, inclusive, except subsections (c) 
to (e), inclusive, of section sixty- five P, on the information of 
any person who lays before him satisfactory evidence to sus- 
tain such complaint, if he has reasonable cause to believe that 
said provision has been violated. He may enter each place 
where butter, cheese or imitations thereof, or frozen desserts 
or frozen dessert mix as defined in section sixty-five G, are 
stored or kept for sale, and shall take samples of suspected 
butter, cheese or imitations thereof, or frozen desserts or 
frozen dessert mix, and cause them to be analyzed or other- 
wise satisfactorily tested, and shall record and preserve as 
evidence the result of such analysis or test. Before commenc- 
ing the analysis of any sample in any proceeding for violation 
of any provision of sections forty-nine to fifty-one, inclusive, 
and sixty-five G to sixty-five S, inclusive, the analyst shall 
reserve and seal a portion of the sample, and, upon complaint 
made against the person from whom such sample was taken, 
such reserved portion of the sample alleged to be adulterated 
shall, upon application, be delivered to such person or to his 
attorney. The expense of such analysis or test, not exceeding 



Chap.356 



232 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 356. 

twenty dollars in any one case, may be included in the ex- 
pense of such prosecution. 

Section 2. Said chapter 94 is hereby further amended by 
striking out the caption preceding section G5G, inserted by 
section 1 of said chapter 373 of the acts of 1934, and inserting 
in place thereof the following caption: — frozen desserts 

AND FROZEN DESSERT MIX. 

Section 3. Section 65G of said chapter 94 is hereby 
amended by inserting after the paragraph defining "Frozen 
desserts", as appearing in said section 1 of said chapter 373, 
the following paragraph : — 

"Frozen dessert mix", ice cream mix and ice milk mix. 

Section 4. Said section 65G of said chapter 94 is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the paragraph defining 
"Ice milk", as so appearing, the following paragraph: — 

"Ice milk mix", a pure, clean product made from a com- 
bination of milk or cream or other milk product, with or 
without eggs, but with water and sugar, and with harmless 
flavoring and harmless coloring, and with or without added 
stabilizer. It shall contain not more than one half of one per 
centum by weight of stabilizer, not less than three and thirty- 
five one hundredths per centum nor more than ten per centum 
by weight of milk fat, and not less than fourteen per centum 
by weight of total milk solids, and shall in no case contain less 
than one and three tenths pounds of total food solids per 
gallon. 

Section 5. Said chapter 94 is hereby further amended by 
striking out section 65H, as so appearing, and inserting in 
place thereof the following section: — Section 65H. Every 
person manufacturing within the commonwealth frozen 
desserts and frozen dessert mix, or cither, in this paragraph 
called products, shall, during the month of February in each 
year, file with the board of health of each town in which he 
manufactures, or proposes to manufacture, such products, 
upon a form prescribed and furnished by the department, 
an application for a license to manufacture such products 
in such town, herein and in the eleven following sections 
called a license, for the year commencing with the following 
March first, and with the application shall tender the proper 
fee. Such application shall state that the applicant will 
manufacture such products only from pure and wholesome 
ingredients and only under sanitary conditions; shall show 
the location of each plant in such town at which such products 
are to be manufactured; and the name of the brand or 
brands, and the trade or corporation name or names, if any, 
under which the same are to be sold. 

Every person manufacturing frozen desserts and frozen 
dessert mix, or either, for the use of his patrons, guests or 
servants shall, except as hereinafter otherwise provided, ob- 
tain a license therefor. The provisions of the preceding para- 
graph shall, so far as applicable, apply to licenses issued here- 
under. 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 356. 233 

If the owner of a plant for the manufacture of frozen des- 
seits and, or frozen dessert mix located without the common- 
wealth desires to sell his product within the commonwealth 
he shall apply to the department for a permit to sell within 
the commonwealth frozen desserts and /or frozen dessert mix, 
herein and in the eleven following sections called a permit, 
and with the application shall tender the proper fee. The 
department may issue to any suitable applicant therefor such 
a permit if it is satisfied after inspect ion that the plant named 
in the application is maintained in accordance with the 
standards of sanitation prescribed by its rules and regula- 
tions. Such permit shall be in lieu of a license referred to in 
the first paragraph; shall be subject to all sanitary require- 
ments provided for such a license; shall apply only to one 
such plant; shall be valid throughout the commonwealth; 
and may be suspended or revoked by the department as pro- 
vided b}' section sixty-five J. The department may inspect 
any plant of an applicant covered by his or its application for 
a permit. Xo part of any such fee shall be returned to an ap- 
plicant whether or not the permit is granted. 

Nothing in sections sixty-five G to sixty-five S, inclusive, 
shall be deemed to require any person manufacturing frozen 
desserts in his home for the sole use of his family, servants 
and guests, or any person owning or operating a boarding 
house or hospital and manufacturing frozen desserts for the 
sole use of his family and /or his or its patrons, guests, pa- 
tients or servants, or any farmer selling frozen desserts manu- 
factured by him, whereof the milk or cream or other milk 
product is the product only of his own cows, to obtain any 
license or permit therefor. 

Section 6. Said chapter 94 is hereby further amended by 
striking out section C5I, as so appearing, and inserting in 
place thereof the following section: — Section 651. The local 
board of health, if satisfied after inspection that the plant 
referred to in an application for a license or a permit, as the 
case may be, is maintained in accordance with the standards 
of salutation prescribed in the rules and regulations promul- 
gated by the department, may grant to any suitable applicant 
therefor a license, or may certify to the department an appli- 
cation for a permit when said local board has been requested 
by the department to make such an inspection. No license 
or permit shall be issued if any statement in the application 
is false or misleading, or if the brand name or any label or 
advertisement of the frozen dessert or of the frozen dessert 
mix referred to in the application gives a false indication of 
its origin, character, composition or place of manufacture, 
or is otherwise false or misleading in any particular. No 
person shall engage within the commonwealth in the business 
of manufacturing frozen desserts and /or frozen dessert mix 
without a license so to do from the board of health of the 
tow r n w r here his plant is or is to be located, and no person 
engaged in the business of manufacturing frozen desserts 



234 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 356. 

and /or frozen dessert mix without the commonwealth shall 
sell any such product within the commonwealth without a 
permit from the department. 

Section 7. Said chapter 94 is hereby further amended by 
striking out section 65L, as amended by section 2 of chap- 
ter 341 of the acts of 1937, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section : — Section 65L. (a) No person shall sell 
or exchange, deliver, advertise, or offer or expose for sale or 
exchange, or attempt to deliver, or have in his possession 
with intent so to do, any frozen dessert or frozen dessert mix 
unless the manufacturer thereof is the holder of a license or 
permit then in full force. 

(6) No person shall sell or exchange, offer for sale or ex- 
change, or advertise for sale, any frozen dessert and /or frozen 
dessert mix, if the brand name of the frozen dessert or frozen 
dessert mix or the label upon it or the advertising accompany- 
ing it shall give a false indication of its origin, character, 
composition or place of manufacture, or is otherwise false or 
misleading in any particular. 

(c) No person shall sell or offer or expose for sale ice milk, 
unless contained in a package, or enclosed in a wrapper, upon 
which shall be conspicuously printed in the English language 
the words "Ice Milk" in letters not smaller than eight point 
t} r pe and which letters shall be larger than any other lettering 
upon the package or wrapper. No person shall offer for sale, 
or sell, any ice milk if the purchaser has requested ice cream. 

(d) No person shall sell or exchange, deliver, advertise, or 
offer or expose for sale or exchange, or attempt to deliver, or 
have in his possession with intent so to do, any imitation 
frozen dessert. 

(e) No person shall sell or exchange, deliver, advertise, or 
offer or expose for sale or exchange, or attempt to deliver, or 
have in his possession with intent so to do, any frozen dessert 
and /or frozen dessert mix if it contains any paraffin, oils or 
fats, other than milk fats, except such fats or oils as are nat- 
urally contained in the flavors lawfully used. 

(f) No person shall sell or exchange, or deliver or offer or 
expose for sale or exchange, or attempt to deliver, or have in 
his custody or possession with intent so to do, frozen dessert 
or frozen dessert mix in a package, wrapper or other covering 
which does not legibly bear the name of the manufacturer of 
said frozen dessert and /or frozen dessert mix and /or a brand, 
trade or corporation name, set forth in the manufacturer's 
application for a license or permit, or subsequently recorded 
with the local board of health or the department issuing the 
same. 

This section and sections sixty-five M to sixty-five S. in- 
clusive, shall not apply to any frozen dessert and /or frozen 
dessert mix in the course of interstate commerce. 

Section 8. Said chapter 94 is hereby further amended by 
striking out section 65 M, as appearing in section 1 of chap- 
ter 373 of the acts of 1934, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 65M. All milk, cream and milk 
products used in the manufacture of ice cream, ice cream mix, 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 356. 235 

frozen custard, ice milk, ice milk mix or milk sherbet, or the 
entire mix with or without flavor or color, shal] be pasteurized 
in accordance with rules and regulations of the department, 
if so required by regulations made under authority of law 
by the board of health of the town wherein such frozen 
dessert or frozen dessert, mix is to be sold. 

Section 9. Said chapter 94 is hereby further amended by 
striking out section 65X, as so appearing, and inserting 
in place thereof the following section: — Section 65N. No 
person shall sell or exchange, or offer or expose for sale or 
exchange, or deliver, or attempt to deliver, or have in pos- 
session with intent so to do, frozen desserts or frozen dessert 
mix which have been manufactured in unclean, unsanitary 
or unhealthful premises or in an unclean, unsanitary or 
unhealthful manner, nor shall any person manufacture, 
or sell or exchange, or offer or expose for sale or exchange, 
or deliver, or attempt to deliver, or have in possession with 
intent so to do, frozen desserts or frozen dessert mix in any 
unclean, unsanitary or unhealthful premises or in any un- 
clean, unsanitary or unhealthful manner. 

Section' 10. Said chapter 94 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section (350, as so appearing, and inserting in 
place thereof the following section: — Section 650. Frozen 
desserts and /or frozen dessert mix shall be deemed to be 
adulterated: 

First. If containing saccharin or any preservative, mineral 
or other substance or compound deleterious to health; pro- 
vided, that this clause shall not be construed to prohibit the 
use of harmless coloring matter when not used for fraudulent 
purposes; or 

Second. If made in whole or in part from, or containing 
frozen desserts and /or frozen dessert mix for any reason unfit 
for food. 

No person shall manufacture, sell or exchange, or offer or 
expose for sale or exchange, or deliver, or attempt to deliver, 
or have in his possession with intent so to do, any frozen des- 
sert or frozen dessert mix not conforming to the definitions 
contained in section sixty-five G, or manufactured, sold, ex- 
changed and /or delivered in violation of any provision of 
section sixty-five N, or adulterated within the meaning of 
this section. 

Section 11. Section 65P of said chapter 94 is hereby 
amended by striking out paragraph (/), inserted by section 3 
of chapter 341 of the acts of 1937, and inserting in place 
thereof the following paragraph: — 

(/) Except where otherwise provided in sections sixty- 
five G to sixty-five S, inclusive, the provisions of sections one 
hunched and eighty-six to one hundred and ninety-five, in- 
clusive, shall apply to frozen desserts and to frozen dessert 
mix, and to any materials intended for use, or used, in the 
manufacture thereof. 

Section 12. Said chapter 94 is hereby further amended by 
striking out section 65Q, as appearing in section 1 of chap- 
ter 373 of the acts of 1934, and inserting in place thereof the 



236 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 356. 

following section: — Section 65Q. The department, and the 
local boards of health within their respective jurisdictions, 
shall enforce sections sixty-five G to sixty-five S, inclusive. 
The department shall from time to time, after inquiry and 
public hearing, adopt, amend and promulgate rules and 
regulations to supplement and give full effect to the provi- 
sions of said sections. Such rules and regulations shall, in 
addition to any other subjects, establish bacterial standards 
for frozen desserts and /or frozen dessert mix, hereinafter 
referred to as products, sanitary regulations pertaining to 
the manufacture and distribution of such products, including 
the samtary condition of premises and buildings wherein 
such products are manufactured, and the samtary condition 
of containers in which such products are held or shipped. 
Such rules and regulations shall be filed at the office of the 
department and of each of the boards of health within the 
commonwealth, shall be open for public inspection, and shall 
have the force of law. 

Local boards of health may make rules and regulations 
relative to such products not inconsistent with rules or regu- 
lations of the department, or with law. 

Section 13. Chapter 98 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 20, as amended by section 3 
of said chapter 373, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing section: — Section 20. All cans, moulds or other con- 
tainers used in the sale of ice cream or other frozen desserts 
and /or frozen dessert mix by measure shall be of the capacity 
of Massachusetts standard liquid measure. Such cans, 
moulds or other containers shall be sealed, as hereinafter 
provided, by the manufacturer thereof, or by a sealer, and 
shall not be legal measures except for ice cream or other 
frozen desserts and /or frozen dessert mix. When sealed by 
the manufacturer, such containers shall be marked with his 
name, initials or trade mark. They may also be marked 
with any other designating mark assigned to him by the 
director; provided, that he has agreed to conform to the 
regulations made by the director relative thereto. When 
such containers have not been sealed by the manufacturer, 
they shall be sealed, before they are used, by a sealer, and the 
dealer who intends to use them shall bring such containers 
to the office of such sealer for that purpose, but no fee shall 
be charged for sealing them. The sealing of such containers 
by the manufacturer shall not be held to exempt the user 
from the laws relating to the giving of false or insufficient 
measure, or the using of a false measure, or having in his 
possession a false measure with intent to use. 

Section 14. Said chapter 98 is hereby further amended by 
striking out section 21, as amended by section 4 of said chap- 
ter 373, and inserting in place thereof the following section: — 
Section 21. Sealers shall inspect at least semiannually all 
cans, moulds or other containers sealed in accordance with 
the preceding section, and shall make a record of such inspec- 
tion. If a container has once been sealed as aforesaid, it shall 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 356. 237 

not be necessary to have it sealed again while it is used for 
the sale of ice cream or other frozen desserts and/or frozen 
dessert mix as long as it remains in the same condition as 
when first sealed. 

Section' 15. Chapter 110 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 21, as most recently amended 
by section 17 of chapter 550 of the acts of 1948, and inserting 
in place thereof the following section: — Section 21. A per- 
son engaged in buying, selling or dealing in milk or cream in 
cans, or who uses cans, tubs or cabinets in the sale, transpor- 
tation or storage of frozen desserts and /or frozen dessert 
mix, with his name and the word ''registered" produced in 
a permanent manner in or upon such cans, tubs or cabinets, 
may register such articles by filing in the office of the clerk 
of the city or town where his principal place of business is 
situated, and also in the office of the state secretary, a de- 
scription of the name so used by him, and paying the fee 
provided by clause (64) of section thirty-four of chapter two 
hundred and sixty-two, and shall publish such description 
once in each of four successive weeks in a newspaper published 
in the city or town where the description has been filed. 

Section 16. Section 6 of chapter 136 of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph, as 
most recently amended by chapter 304 of the acts of 1955, 
and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph : — 

Nor shall it prohibit the retail sale of tobacco in any of its 
forms by licensed innholders, common victuallers, druggists 
and newsdealers whose stores are open for the sale of news- 
papers every day in the week; the retail sale of bread, before 
ten o'clock in the forenoon and between the hours of four 
o'clock and half past six o'clock in the afternoon by licensed 
innholders and by licensed common victuallers authorized to 
keep open their places of business on the Lord's day and by 
persons licensed under the following section to keep open 
their places of business as aforesaid; the retail sale of frozen 
desserts and /or frozen dessert mix, soda water and confec- 
tionery by licensed innholders and druggists, and by such li- 
censed common victuallers as are not also licensed to sell 
alcoholic beverages, as defined in section one of chapter one 
hundred and thirty-eight, and who are authorized to keep 
open their places of business on the Lord's day; the sale of 
frozen desserts and /or frozen dessert mix, soda water, con- 
fectionery or fruit by persons licensed under the following sec- 
tion or the keeping open of their places of business for the 
sale thereof; the sale of live bait for use by fishermen for non- 
commercial purposes. 

Section 17. Said section 6 of said chapter 136 is hereby 
further amended by striking out the fourth paragraph, as 
most recently amended by chapter 217 of the acts of 1954, 
and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: — 

Nor shall it prohibit the preparation, printing and publica- 
tion of newspapers, or the sale and delivery thereof; the 
wholesale or retail sale and delivery of milk, or the trans- 



238 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 356. 

portation thereof, or the delivery of frozen desserts or frozen 
dessert mix, or both, or the wholesale or retail sale of ice or of 
fuel; the transportation of general commodities by motor 
truck or trailers, then engaged in interstate commerce be- 
fore eight o'clock in the forenoon and after eight o'clock in 
the evening or in the event of an emergency between the 
aforesaid hours; the transportation of petroleum products 
by motor truck or trailers then engaged in intrastate com- 
merce before six o'clock in the forenoon and after ten o'clock 
in the evening; the transportation of livestock, farm com- 
modities and farm equipment for participation in fairs, ex- 
hibitions and sporting events and veterinary purposes; the 
handling, transportation and delivery of fish and perishable 
foodstuffs at wholesale; the sale at wholesale of dressed 
poultry, and the transportation of such poultry so sold, on 
the Lord's day next preceding Thanksgiving day, and on 
the Lord's day next preceding Christmas day except when 
Christmas day occurs on Saturday, the Lord's day or Mon- 
day; the making of butter and cheese; the keeping open of 
public bathhouses; the making or selling by bakers or their 
employees, before ten o'clock in the forenoon and between 
the hours of four o'clock and half past six o'clock in the 
afternoon, of bread or other food usually dealt in by them; 
whenever Rosh Hashonah, or the Day of Atonement, begins 
on the Lord's day, the retail sale and delivery of fish, fruit 
and vegetables before twelve o'clock noon of that day; the 
selling or delivering of kosher meat by any person who, ac- 
cording to his religious belief, observes Saturday as the 
Lord's day by closing his place of business during the day 
until six o'clock in the afternoon, or the keeping open of his 
shop on the Lord's day for the sale of kosher meat between 
the hours of six o'clock and ten o'clock in the forenoon. 

Section 18. Said chapter 136 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 7, as most recently amended by sec- 
tion 7 of chapter 373 of the acts of 1934, and inserting in 
place thereof the following section: — Section 7. In Boston, 
and in any other city or town which accepts this section and 
section eight or has accepted corresponding provisions of earlier 
laws, in a city by its city council or in a town by the voters 
of the town at an annual town meeting, the licensing board 
or officer in such city or town, or if there is no such board 
or officer the aldermen of a city, or if there are no aldermen 
the city council, with the approval of the mayor, or the 
selectmen of a town, may grant, to any reputable person 
who on secular days is a retail dealer in frozen desserts 
and /or frozen dessert mix, confectionery, soda water or 
fruit and who does not hold a license for the sale of alcoholic 
beverages, as defined in section one of chapter one hundred 
and thirty-eight, a license to keep open his place of business 
on the Lord's day for the sale of frozen desserts and /or frozen 
dessert mix, confectionery, soda water or fruit. 

Approved May 13, 1957. 



Ans, 1957. - Chaps. 357, 358. 359. 239 

An Act to expedite action in connection with an- Chap.357 
NUITIES TO dependents of police officers and fire 

FIGHTERS IN CITIES WHO SUFFERED DEATH OR DIED FROM 
INJURIES RECEIVED OR HAZARDS UNDERGONE IN PER- 
FORMANCE OF DUTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 89B of chapter 32 of the General Laws, inserted 
by chapter 733 of the acts of 1956, is hereby amended by 
inserting after the fifth paragraph the following paragraph : — 

In the case of a member of the police or fire force of a 
city, within thirty days after receiving a medical report on 
such member from the medical board the mayor shall file 
said report with or without recommendations to the city 
council, and they shall act thereon within sixty days. 

Approved May 13, 1957. 

An Act relative to the time of certification by the Chav. 358 

SCHOOL BUILDING ASSISTANCE COMMISSION OF THE AMOUNTS 
DUE CITIES, TOWNS AND DISTRICTS AS SCHOOL CONSTRUC- 
TION GRANTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 9 of chapter 645 of the acts of 1948, as most re- 
cently amended by chapter 329 of the acts of 1954, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the first paragraph and in- 
serting in place thereof the following paragraph: — From 
time to time, the commission shall certify to the comptroller, 
and the state treasurer shall, within thirty days after each 
such certification, pay to the several cities, towns and dis- 
tricts, from any amounts appropriated therefor, the amounts 
due them in accordance with the following clauses: 

Approved May 18, 1957. 

An Act relating to publication and notification by Chav.359 

HOLDERS OF ABANDONED PROPERTY, AND REDUCING THE 
INTEREST PAYABLE THEREON BY THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Paragraph (6) of section 7 of chapter 200A 
of the General Laws, as appearing in chapter 801 of the 
acts of 1950, is hereby amended by striking out the first 
sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sen- 
tence: — The report shall be made in duplicate and filed in 
the office of the department on or before September first of 
each year for the preceding July first, and shall give the 
name of the owner, his last known address and the amount 
and kind of property. 

Section 2. Section 8 of said chapter 200A, as so appear- 
ing, is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (6) and 
inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: — 

(b) Such notice shall be published once in a newspaper in 
the county of the situs of the property. All newspapers in 



240 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 359. 

which such notice shall be published shall be newspapers 
printed in the English language. The commissioner may 
waive the requirements for advertising if it appears to him 
that the cost of said advertising would prove excessive, as it 
relates to the value of the property involved or, if he is 
satisfied that all efforts to locate the person or persons in 
whose name the property stands were of no effect over a 
period of not less than three years. 

Section 3. Said section 8 of said chapter 200A is hereby 
further amended by striking out paragraph (c) (1) and in- 
serting in place thereof the following paragraph : — 

(c) (1) Such holder shall, on all accounts over the value 
of twenty-five dollars, notify such owner by registered mail 
sent to his last known address on a form approved by the 
commissioner that certain unclaimed or abandoned prop- 
erty pursuant to law is to be considered abandoned. 

Section 4. Section 9 of said chapter 200A, as so appear- 
ing, is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (c) and 
inserting in place thereof the following paragraph : — 

(c) If the liquidation requires that the property be sold 
the commissioner shall sell it to the highest bidder at public 
sale in whatever city in the commonwealth affords, in the 
commissioner's judgment, the most favorable market for the 
particular property involved. The commissioner may de- 
cline the highest bid and reoffer the property for sale if he 
considers the price offered insufficient. The sale shall be ad- 
vertised in a newspaper in the county wherein the property 
was located at the time that it was presumed abandoned, 
but where the sale will be made in a different county it shall 
likewise be advertised in such county immediately pre- 
ceding the sale. The commissioner may refuse to offer such 
property at public sale if, in his opinion, it is valueless or of 
such little value that the cost of sale would exceed the public 
proceeds therefrom. 

Section 5. Section 10 of said chapter 200A, as amended 
by section 98 of chapter 654 of the acts of 1953, is hereby 
further amended by striking out paragraph (c) and inserting 
in place thereof the following paragraph: — 

(e) If the validity of a claim shall be determined in favor 
of the claimant the commission shall so certify to the treas- 
urer who shall forthwith pay over to the claimant only that 
amount which the treasurer actually received from the com- 
missioner less all expense incurred by the commonwealth, 
with interest at the rate of one per cent per annum from the 
time when it was paid to the treasurer to the time when it is 
paid by him to the claimant. If the property has not been 
liquidated and still remains in the hands of the commission 
he shall forthwith turn it over to the claimant. 

Approved May 13, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 360, 361, 362. 241 

An Act relative to the payment of sums due to con- Chap. 360 

TRACTORS AFTER SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION OF CERTAIN 
PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The third paragraph of section 39G of chapter 30 of the 
General Laws, as appearing in chapter 597 of the acts of 1955, 
is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence and 
inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — Such 
semi-final estimate shall include an estimate of the value of 
all work performed in accordance with the terms of the con- 
tract, including the amount of retained percentage withheld 
by the contracting authority from previous periodic pay- 
ments, but excluding (a) the same deductions and retain- 
age as in the case of final estimates, as provided by the first 
paragraph of this section, (b) an estimate of the value of the 
work remaining to be performed and (c) any items or claims 
for extra work, or parts thereof, that may be in dispute; 
and payment for such excluded items or portions thereof 
may be deferred until such remaining work has been satis- 
factorily completed, or in the case of disputed items or claims 
until such time as agreement has been reached thereon or 
such claim has been adjudicated. 

Approved May 13, 1957. 

An Act relative to the authority of cities and towns Chav.361 
TO appropriate funds for local councils for the 

AGING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Clause (49) of section 5 of chapter 40 of the General Laws, 
inserted by section 2 of chapter 495 of the acts of 1956, is 
hereby amended by striking out. in line 4, the words "five 
hundred" and inserting in place thereof the words: — one 
thousand, — so as to read as follows: — 

(49) For the purpose of conducting programs dealing with 
problems of the aging and to promote facilities for the 
health, education, welfare and recreation of the aging, as 
authorized by section eight B, not in excess of one thousand 
dollars annually. Approved May 13 1957. 

An Act authorizing the commissioner of mental health Chap.362 
to sell certain property of the commonwealth in the 
city of worcester to the st. george syrian antiochian 
orthodox church of worcester. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The commissioner of mental health in the name and on 
behalf of the commonwealth is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to convey to the St. George Syrian Antiochian Ortho- 
dox Church of Worcester, at a price equivalent to the nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-seven assessed valuation thereof, 



242 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 363. 

a certain tract of land owned by the commonwealth located 
, in the city of Worcester hounded and described as follows: — 
Starting at a point at the northeast corner of the intersection 
of Plantation and Belmont streets; thence extending north- 
easterly by the easterly line oi Plantation street, a distance 
of approximately seven hundred and eighty feet to a point 
on the southerly line of a farm service road on state property; 
thence by the south line of said farm service road a distance 
of approximately two hundred feet to a point; thence ex- 
tending southerly by a right angle a distance of approxi- 
mately five hundred and fifty feet to the northerly line of 
Belmont street; thence by said line of Belmont street extend- 
ing westerly a distance of approximately seven hundred feet 
to the point of beginning; said tract to contain approximately 
G.14 acres of land. 

Said land is to be used for the purpose of erecting a church, 
rectory, recreational area, community center and home for 
the aged; provided, however, that the grantee may use or 
grant the use of portions of said land for the construction of 
roads and for the widening of existing roads, and may grant 
over and across said land such casements as may be necessary 
for water and sewer lines or may be required by public 
necessity or convenience for telephone, telegraph or electric 
light or power transmission and gas lines. Title to said land 
shall revert to and revest in the commonwealth whenever it 
shall be put to uses other than those described in this act. 

Approved May 13, 1957. 

Chap. 363 An Act relative to the establishment of pre-parole 

(AMPS FOR MALE PRISONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 83E of chapter 127 of the General Laws, inserted 
by section 7 of chapter 731 of the acts of 1956, is hereby 
amended by striking out, in line 7, the word "shall" and 
inserting in place thereof the word: — ma}', — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 83E. The commissioner is hereby au- 
thorized to establish, on land under the control of the depart- 
ment of natural resources and upon sites approved by the 
commissioner of natural resources, or wherever authorized 
by the governor and council, camps to which male prisoners 
may be transferred prior to their release upon parole. The 
commissioner may transfer to any camp so established any 
prisoner whose parole has been approved by the parole board 
unless otherwise recommended by the parole board. Such 
camp shall provide such training and preparation for release 
as will best enable the prisoners to attain successful readjust- 
ment within the community. Approved May 13, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. - Chap. 364. 243 



A\ \< V Al rHORIZING THE ARMORY COMMISSION TO SELL C7?a2?.364 
THE STATE ARMORY IN THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE AND TO 
PURCHASE CERTAIN LAND IN .SAID CITY FOR THE ERECTION 
OF NEW ARMORY FACILITIES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, which is to immediately provide that the 
armory commission may sell the state armory in the city of 
Cambridge and to purchase certain hind in said city for the 
erection of wrw armory facilities, 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. Notwithstanding any provision of general or 
special law, the armory commission is hereby authorized and 
directed to convey to Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
the state armory located at 120 Massachusetts avenue in 
the city of Cambridge, together with all land and appur- 
tenances thereto, for a consideration of three hundred and 
seventy-five thousand dollars. The conveyance may be 
upon such terms and conditions, including, but not limited 
to, provisions for temporary continued occupancy by the 
Massachusetts National Guard, as the armory commission 
may deem advisable. 

Section 2. The proceeds of the sale set out in section 
one shall be held by the state treasurer as a special fund, to 
be known as the Cambridge armory fund, and shall be dis- 
bursed as hereinafter provided. 

Section 3. The city of Cambridge, acting by its treasurer 
and with the approval of its city council and manager, is 
hereby authorized to convey to the commonwealth a tract 
of land located at the corner of Fresh Pond Parkway and 
Concord avenue in said city of Cambridge. Said tract is 
outlined in red on a plan entitled "Proposed Layout of 
Rev. P. H. Callanan Playground, Cambridge, Massachu- 
setts", dated 22 June 1954, and prepared by Edward Smith, 
Acting City Engineer, and bears the number A3G7. Said 
tract contains approximately 105,000 square feet according 
to said plan. The armory commission is authorized to accept 
said conveyance on behalf of the commonwealth and to pay 
for said land at the rate of one dollar per square foot, the 
exact amount to be determined by a survey of the area to 
be conveyed. Upon certification by the armory commission 
of the amount to be paid for such conveyance, the state 
treasurer shall disburse said amount to the city of Cam- 
bridge from the fund created under section two. 

Section 4. The armory commission is authorized and 
directed to proceed to erect on the land described in section 
three and on such other land as may be made available, 
armory facilities to replace the armory conveyed under the 
provisions of section one. Said armory facilities shall be 
constructed with federal financial assistance under the 



244 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 365. 

provisions of Public Law 783 of the 81st Congress, as amended 
by Public Law 302 of the 84th Congress, and any other ap- 
plicable provisions of federal law hereafter enacted. The 
construction of said armory facilities, and the subsequent 
use and operation of the same under the provisions of 
chapter thirty-three of the General Laws, is hereby author- 
ized, any restrictions on such use by zoning ordinances or 
otherwise, to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Section 5. Upon certification by the armory commission, 
the state treasurer shall disburse from the fund created 
under section two, the commonwealth's share of the con- 
struction cost of the armory facilities to be erected under 
the provisions of section four, including, but not limited to, 
costs for surveys and borings, architectural and engineering 
fees, supervision of construction and related items. Upon 
certification by the armory commission that said construc- 
tion is completed and that all obligations connected with 
said construction have been satisfied, the state treasurer shall 
transfer the balance of the Cambridge armory fund to the 
General Fund. Approved May 14, 1957. 

Chap.3Q5 An Act relative to the amount of bonds or notes 

WHICH MAY BE ISSUED BY THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT 
AUTHORITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING RAPID TRANSIT 
CARS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 22 of chapter 544 of the acts of 1947 
is hereby amended by inserting after the third paragraph, 
inserted by section 1 of chapter 54G of the acts of 1952, the 
following paragraph: — 

For the purpose of obtaining funds to acquire rapid transit 
cars or of restoring to its treasury funds expended for such 
acquisition, the authority, from time to time, subject to the 
approval of the department of public utilities, may issue 
bonds or notes to the district under and in accordance with 
the provisions of the first two paragraphs of this section and 
to a total principal amount of not exceeding four million 
dollars. The trustees of the district, at the request of the 
trustees of the authority, shall purchase such bonds or notes 
of the authority and procure the funds necessary for such 
purchases all under and in accordance with the provisions of 
the first two paragraphs of this section. The bonds or notes 
authorized by this paragraph are not to be included in the 
limitation on the amount of bonds or notes which may be 
issued under the first paragraph of this section. 

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

Approved May 14, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 366, 367. 245 

An Act extending the time within which certain em- (7/ia».366 

PLOYEES MAY APPEAL UNDER THE GENERAL SALARY PLAN 
OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, which is to provide without delay ad- 
ditional rights of appeal relative to the placement of certain 
officers and employees in the general salary plan of the com- 
monwealth, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emer- 
gency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provision of section 
nineteen of chapter seven hundred and twenty-nine of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-six relative to the time 
within which an employee may appeal his classification, re- 
classification, allocation or reallocation, any employee who 
was not notified of such classification, reclassification, allo- 
cation or reallocation under the general salary plan of the 
commonwealth prior to January thirty-first, nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-seven, and who objects to such classification, 
reclassification, allocation or reallocation, shall have the 
right to appeal the same to the director of personnel and 
standardization within twenty-one calendar days from the 
effective date of this act, and said director shall render a 
decision on said appeal within four months of the receipt 
thereof; provided, however, that any employee aggrieved by 
said decision may, within ten days after the receipt thereof, 
appeal to the personnel review board established by section 
nineteen A of said chapter seven hundred and twenty-nine. 

Section 2. Section 19A of chapter 729 of the acts of 1956 
is hereby amended by striking out the third paragraph and 
inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: — 

Said board shall cease to exist when it has decided all 
appeals referred to it under section nineteen or on February 
first, nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, whichever occurs 
earlier. 

Section 3. The provisions of section nineteen A of said 
chapter seven hundred and tw T enty-nine, as amended by sec- 
tion two of this act, shall likewise apply to appeals filed 
under section one of this act. Approved May 14, 1957. 



An Act providing for the election for one two-year 
term and three four-year terms for members of 
the school committee of the city of newburyport. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 576 of the acts of 1950 is 
hereby amended by striking out the third and fourth sen- 
tences and inserting in place thereof the following two sen- 
tences: — At the biennial municipal election to be held in 
the year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, one member of 



Chap.S67 



246 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 368. 

the school committee shah be elected to serve for a term of 
two years, and three members to serve for terms of four years 
each. At the biennial municipal election to be held in the 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-nine, the mayor and eleveD 
members of the city council shall be elected to serve for 
terms of two years each and three members of the school 
committee shall be elected to serve for terms of four years 
each, and until the qualification of their respective suc- 
cessors. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Newburyport, subject to 
the provisions of its charter, before July fifteenth, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-seven, but not otherwise. 

Approved May 14, 1957. 

Chap.368 An Act extending the time for applying for abate- 
ments OR REFUNDS OF EXCISE TAXES PAID ON MEALS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 7 of chapter G4B of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out the third sentence, as 
amended by section 80 of chapter 654 <>f the acts of 1953, and 
inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — The tax- 
payer may within two years of the date of notice of such 
determination or within two years of the date of an overpay- 
ment of the excise apply to the commission upon a form pre- 
scribed by it for an abatement or refund and may appeal to 
the appellate tax board from the decision of the commission 
on such application for an abatement or refund within ten 
days of the date of the notice of such decision, which notice 
the commission shall send by mail, postage prepaid, to the 
taxpayer forthwith upon making such a decision. 

Section 2. This act shall apply only to transactions 
effected on and after July first, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
seven, and to the abatement and refund of taxes attributable 
to such transactions. Approved May 14, 1957. 



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Executive Department, State !!• 

Boston, May 27, 1957. 

The Honorable Edward J. Cronin, Secretary of the Commonwealth, 
Stale House, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Dear Mr. Secretary: — I, Foster Furoolo, pursuant to 
the provisions of Article XLVIII of the Amendments to the 
Constitution, the Referendum, II, Emergency Measures, 
hereby declare that in my opinion the immediate preserva- 
tion of the public convenience requires the law being Chap- 
ter 368 of the Acts of the current year, entitled, "An Act 
Extending the Time for Applying For Abatements or Re- 
funds of Excise Taxes Paid on Meals", and the enactment of 
which received my approval on May 14, 1957, should take 
effect forthwith. 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 369. 247 

1 further declare thai in my 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 ninety days 
would defeat the effective date intended l>y the Legislature as 
contained in section 2 of (his act. 

Very truly yours, 

Foster Fukcolo, 

Governor of the Commonwealth. 



Office of the Secretary, Boston, May 27, 1957. 

I, Francis X. Ahearn, Deputy Secretary of the Common- 
wealth, hereby certify that the accompanjung statement was 
filed in this office by His Excellency the Governor of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts at ten o'clock and forty- 
four minutes, a.m., on the above date, and in accordance 
with Article Forty-eight of the Amendments to the Consti- 
tution said chapter takes effect forthwith, being chapter 
three hundred and sixty-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-seven. 

Francis X. Ahearn, 
Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

An Act providing for the furnishing of certain cer- Chav.369 

TIFICATES, AND CERTAIN OTHER PAPERS RELATING TO THE 
TAX ON LEGACIES AND SUCCESSION, AND ESTABLISHING 
THE FEES THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 65 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after section 35 the following section: 
— Section 35 A. The commissioner is hereby authorized to 
issue the documents set forth in the following paragraphs 
and to charge and collect therefor the fees therein stated. In 
each case, the fee for a duplicate original or for additional 
copies of any document shall he the same as for the document 
itself. All fees so collected shall be paid into the state 
treasury. 

(a) For a certificate to the effect that all taxes due and 
payable under this chapter with respect to a particular parcel 
or parcels of real estate as a result of the death of a specified 
decedent have been paid or that no such tax is due and that 
said real estate is free of any lien chargeable under this chap- 
ter, three dollars. 

(6) For a waiver to the effect that no tax is due under 
this chapter, as a result of the death of a specified decedent, 
one dollar. 

(c) For a photostatic copy of the computation sheet show- 
ing the computation of the tax due under this chapter as a 
result of the death of a specified decedent, three dollars. 

(d) For a certificate showing the amount of tax paid under 
this chapter, two dollars. 



248 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 369. 

(c) For a duplicate copy of the commissioner's "Deter- 
mination of Value" issued pursuant to section twenty-five, 
two dollars. 

(/) For a duplicate copy of a tax bill showing the amount 
of any tax assessed under this chapter, one dollar. 

(g) For a duplicate copy of a receipt showing the amount 
of any tax paid under this chapter, one dollar. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on July first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-seven. Approved May 14, 1957. 



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Executive Department, State House. 

Boston, May 27, 195T. 

The Honorable Edward J. Cronin, Secretary of the Commonwealth, 
State House, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Dear Mr. Secretary: — I, Foster Furcolo, pursuant to 
the provisions of Article XLVIII of the Amendments to the 
Constitution, the Referendum, II, Emergency Measures 
hereby declare that in my opinion the immediate preserva- 
tion of the public convenience requires the law being Chap- 
ter 369 of the Acts of the current year, entitled, "An Act 
Providing for the Furnishing of Certain Certificates, and 
Certain Other Papers Relating to the Tax on Legacies and 
Succession, and Establishing the Fees Therefor", and the 
enactment of which received my approval on May 14, 1957, 
should take effect forthwith. 

I further declare that in my 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 ninety days 
would defeat the effective date intended by the Legislature 
as contained in section 2 of this act. 

Very truly yours, 

Foster Furcolo, 

Governor of the Commonwealth. 



Office of the Secretary, Boston, May 27, 1957. 

I, Francis X. Ahearn, Deputy Secretary of the Common- 
wealth, hereby certify that the accompanying statement was 
filed in this office by His Excellency the Governor of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts at ten o'clock and forty- 
three minutes, a.m., on the above date, and in accordance 
with Article Forty-eight of the Amendments to the Consti- 
tution said chapter takes effect forthwith, being chapter 
three hundred and sixty-nine of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-seven. 

Francis X. Ahearn, 
Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth. 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 370. 249 



An Act to protect land titles against obsolete mort- Chap.370 

GAGES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 260 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
adding after section 32, as appearing in the Tercentenary 
Edition, under the caption limitation of mortgage fore- 
closures, the following three sections: — Section 33. No 
power of sale in any mortgage of real estate shall be exercised 
and no entry shall be made nor possession taken nor pro- 
ceeding at law or in equity begun for foreclosure of any such 
mortgage after the expiration of a period which shall be 
fifty years from the recording of the mortgage in case of 
mortgages recorded on or after January first, nineteen 
hundred and thirteen, and which shall be from the recording 
of the mortgage until January first, nineteen hundred and 
sixty-three, in case of mortgages recorded before January 
first, nineteen hundred and thirteen, unless in either case an 
extension of the mortgage, or an acknowledgment or affi- 
davit that the mortgage is not satisfied, is recorded within 
the last ten years of such period. In case an extension of the 
mortgage or such an acknowledgment or affidavit is so re- 
corded, the period shall continue until ten years shall have 
elapsed during which there is not recorded any further ex- 
tension of the mortgage or acknowledgment or affidavit that 
the mortgage is not satisfied. The period shall not be ex- 
tended by reason of a longer duration of the debt or obligation 
secured being stated in the mortgage or in any extension of 
the mortgage, or otherwise, or by non-residence or disability 
of any person interested in the mortgage or the real estate, 
or by any partial payment, agreement, extension, acknowl- 
edgment, affidavit or other action not meeting the require- 
ments of this section and sections thirty-four and thirty-five. 

Section 34- No extension of the mortgage, and no ac- 
knowledgment that the mortgage is not satisfied, whether 
contained in a conveyance or in a separate instrument, shall 
be sufficient to extend the period specified in section thirty- 
three unless it is executed by one or more of the person or 
persons then appearing of record to own the real estate then 
subject to the mortgage, and describes the mortgage suffi- 
ciently to identify the record of it, and states that the 
property is subject to the mortgage or that the mortgage is 
not satisfied. No affidavit that the mortgage is not satisfied 
shall be sufficient to extend the period unless it is executed 
by the holder of the mortgage, describes the mortgage 
sufficiently to identify the record thereof, names one or 
more of the person or persons then appearing of record to 
own the real estate then subject to the mortgage, and states 
that the mortgage remains unsatisfied, and if the mortgage 
secures a promissory note or sum of money, the amount 
believed to remain unpaid. The holders of mortgages or 
other encumbrances shall not be considered owners. The 



250 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 371. 

register of deeds upon payment of the fee required by law 
shall record any such affidavit and any such acknowledg- 
ment contained in a separate instrument, and enter upon 
the margin of the record of the mortgage a note of reference 
to the record of the affidavit or acknowledgment and index 
it in the grantor index under the names of the owner or 
owners named in the affidavit or executing the acknowledg- 
ment. 

Section 35. For the purposes of this section and sections 
thirty-three"_and thirty-four, the term "mortgage" includes 
any deed of trust or other conveyance made for the purpose 
of securing performance of a debt or obligation, and no pro- 
ceeding at law or in equity shall be considered begun until a 
memorandum as required by section fifteen of chapter one 
hundred and eighty-four has been recorded in the registry of 
deeds for the county or recording district in which the real 
estate is situated. When any mortgage includes parcels in 
different ownerships at the time of recording of an extension, 
acknowledgment or affidavit the recording shall be sufficient 
only for the parcels which the owner or owners executing the 
extension or acknowledgment or named in the affidavit then 
appear of record to own. When the real estate is situated in 
more than one county or district, recording in any count}' or 
district shall be sufficient only for the real estate there situ- 
ated. The provisions of this section and sections thirty- 
three and thirty-four shall not apply in case of real estate 
registered by the land court, nor revive, preserve or extend 
any mortgage otherwise ineffective, nor affect enforcement of 
the debt or obligation otherwise than against the real estate 
mortgaged. Approved May 14, 1957. 

Chap.371 An Act creating a mosquito control project in the 

COUNTY OF DUKES COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The area included in the towns comprising 
the county of Dukes county is hereby constituted a mos- 
quito control project under section five A of chapter two 
hundred and fifty-two of the General Laws, to the same ex- 
tent as if so constituted by the state reclamation board act- 
ing under said section five A, and the improvements herein 
authorized shall be undertaken under the identifying name 
of the Dukes County Mosquito Control Project. Beginning 
with the fical year commencing on July first, nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-seven, to meet the expenses incurred under 
this act there shall annually be expended from the state 
treasury, subject to appropriation, sums equal, in the aggre- 
gate, to twenty-five cents on each one thousand dollars based 
upon the nineteen hundred and fifty-seven assessors' valua- 
tions of such towns, and the state treasurer shall issue his 
warrant requiring the assessors of said towns concerned to 
assess a tax to the amount of the sums so expended in pro- 
portion to their said valuations and such amounts shall be 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 372. 251 

collected and paid to the state treasurer as provided by sec- 
tion twenty of chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws; pro- 
vided, that any such town may in any year anticipate in 
whole or in part its assessment, and appropriate, raise and 
deposit the amount thereof with the state treasurer, and any 
sum so deposited shall be credited against such assessment. 
There may also be expended for the purposes of this act vol- 
untary contributions for such purposes deposited in the state 
treasury. 

Section 2. The funds appropriated and deposited as 
aforesaid shall be expended for the investigation of mosquito 
control works, and the construction and maintenance thereof 
in said county, under the direction and supervision of the 
state reclamation board, in accordance with such known 
methods as in its opinion will effect the greatest measure of 
relief. 

Section 3. Any town in which this act is in effect may 
by a majority vote of the voters at an annual town meeting 
withdraw from membership in the mosquito control project 
established by this act, and thereupon the provisions of this 
act shall no longer apply to such town. 

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

Approved May 15, 1957. 

An Act abolishing the veterans' services fund. Chop. ^72 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, which is to abolish the Veterans' Serv- 
ices Fund as of the commencement of the next fiscal year of 
the commonwealth, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Veterans' Services Fund, established by 
section one of chapter six hundred and eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and forty-six, is hereby abolished, and all 
moneys required to be paid into the said fund by said chap- 
ter six hundred and eight or any other provision of general or 
special law shall, on the effective date of this act, be paid 
into the state treasuiy and credited to the General Fund; 
provided, that any balances of proceeds on bonds or notes 
issued to pay the bonus authorized under the provisions of 
chapter seven hundred and thirty-one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and forty-five, as amended, and the bonus author- 
ized under the provisions of chapter four hundred and forty 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-three, as amended, 
shall be restricted to the payment of such bonuses; and pro- 
vided, further, that if such proceeds are insufficient for said 
purposes then the excess shall be paid from the General Fund 
without further appropriation. Any interest payments and 
payments on account of principal or any obligations which 
were required to be paid from the Veterans' Services Fund, 



252 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 373. 

and any appropriations and any other obligations previously 
required to be paid from the Veterans' Services Fund shall 
be paid from the state treasury from the General Fund. All 
appropriations in existence on the effective date of this act 
and authorized to be paid from the Veterans' Services Fund 
shall continue as authorized, and on and after the effective 
date of this act shall be payable from the General Fund. 
Any moneys in the Veterans' Services Fund upon the effec- 
tive date of this act are hereby transferred to and credited 
to the General Fund. 

Section 2. The fourth paragraph of section 26NN of 
chapter 121 of the General Laws, as appearing in section 3 
of chapter 200 of the acts of 1948, is hereby amended by 
striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof 
the following sentence : — Payments to the commonwealth 
hereunder shall be paid into the state treasury and shall be 
credited to the General Fund. 

Section 3. The second paragraph of subdivision (6) of 
said section 26NN of said chapter 121, as amended by sec- 
tion 4 of chapter 742 of the acts of 1949, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the last sentence. 

Section 4. Chapter 175 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 149D, as most recently 
amended by section 4 of chapter 523 of the acts of 1950, and 
inserting in place thereof the following section : — Section 
149D. Upon the payment of such unclaimed funds to the 
state treasurer, the commonwealth shall assume, for the bene- 
fit of those entitled to receive the same and for the safety of 
the moneys so paid, the custody of such unclaimed funds, 
and the insurer making such payment shall immediately and 
thereafter be relieved of and held harmless by the common- 
wealth from any and all liability for any claim or claims 
which exist at such time with reference to such unclaimed 
funds or which may thereafter be made or may come into 
existence on account of or in respect to any such unclaimed 
funds. All money paid into the state treasury shall be 
credited to the General Fund. Any person may, however, 
establish his claim for money paid to the state treasurer 
under the provisions of sections one hundred and forty-nine A 
to one hundred and forty-nine D, inclusive, and any claim 
so established to the satisfaction of the attorney general shall 
be paid from funds appropriated for the purpose. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect on July first, nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-seven. Approved May 15, 1957. 

Chap.Z7S An Act relative to the time for filing of applications 

FOR ABATEMENTS AND REIMBURSEMENTS OF EXCISE TAXES 
PAID ON CIGARETTES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 7 of chapter 64C of the General Laws, 
as appearing in section 1 of chapter 547 of the acts of 1945, is 
hereby amended by striking out the first two sentences and 
inserting in place thereof the following three sentences: — 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 373. 253 

If any person required to file a return with the commissioner 
under section six, having failed to file a return, or having 
filed an incorrect or insufficient return, fails to file within 
twenty days after mailing, postage prepaid, of notice to him 
by the commissioner of his delinquency, a correct and suf- 
ficient return, and to pay the amount shown to be due with 
interest at six per cent from the date when the excise was 
due under section six, the commissioner, at any time within 
three years from the date when the return should have been 
filed, may determine the amount of excise due under this 
chapter according to his best information and belief and 
assess the same at not more than double the amount so 
determined. Such licensee may within two years after mail- 
ing, postage prepaid, of notice of the assessment, and any 
licensee who shall discover that an overpayment of the excise 
has been made under section six may within two years of 
the date of overpayment, apply to the commission upon a 
form prescribed by it for an abatement or refund. Such 
licensee may appeal to the appellate tax board from the 
decision of the commission within ten days after mailing, 
postage prepaid, of notice of such decision, and the decision 
of such board shall be final. 

Section 2. This act shall apply only to transactions 
effected on and after July first, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
seven, and to the determination, abatement and refund of 
taxes attributable to such transactions. 

Approved May 15, 1957. 



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Executive Department, State House, 

Boston, May 27, 1957. 

The Honorable Edward J. Cronin, Secretary of the Commonwealth, 
Stale House, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Dear Mr. Secretary: — I, Foster Furcolo, pursuant to 
the provisions of Article XLVIII of the Amendments to the 
Constitution, the Referendum, II, Emergency Measures, 
hereby declare that in my opinion the immediate preserva- 
tion of the public convenience requires the law being Chap- 
ter 373 of the Acts of the current year, entitled, "An Act 
Relative to the Time for Filing of Applications for Abate- 
ments and Reimbursements of Excise Taxes Paid on Cig- 
arettes", and the enactment of which received my approval 
on May 15, 1957, should take effect forthwith. 

I further declare that in my 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 ninety days 
would defeat the effective date intended by the Legislature 
as contained in section 2 of this act. 

Very truly yours, 

Foster Furcolo, 

Governor of the Commonwealth. 



254 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 374. 

Office of the Secretabt, Boston, May L'7, 1957. 

I, Francis X. Ahearn, Deput}' Secretary of the Common- 
wealth, hereby certify that the accompanying statement was 
filed in this office by His Excellency the Governor of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts at ten o'clock and forty- 
one minutes, a.m., on the above date, and in accordance 
with Article Forty-eight of the Amendments to the Consti- 
tution said chapter takes effect forthwith, being chapter 
three hundred and seventy-three of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-seven. 

Francis X. An EARN, 
D< puty Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

Chap. 37 4 An Act relative to the time for filing of applications 

FOR ABATEMENTS AND REIMBURSEMENTS OF EXCISE TAXES 
PAID ON ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS, AND REQUIRING THE PRESER- 
VATION OF CERTAIN BUSINESS RECORDS IN CONNECTION 
THEREWITH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 21 of chapter 138 of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out the three sentences con- 
tained in lines 59 to 73, inclusive, as appearing in chapter 
402 of the acts of 1954, and inserting in place thereof the 
following three sentences: — The commissioner shall assess 
on the basis of any available information any deficiency in 
the amount so payable which remains unpaid and shall 
notify by mail, postage prepaid, the person so assessed who 
may within two .years of the date of the notice make applica- 
tion to the state tax commission for abatement thereof 
Such assessment may be made at any time within three 
years after the making of the earliest sale, or importation, as 
the case may be, included in such assessment. If the state 
tax commission shall determine that a deficiency so assessed 
should be abated or, upon application filed within two years 
of the making of the return that an overpa3 r ment has been 
made, it shall certify the amount of such abatement or over- 
payment to the state treasure]-, who shall repay the amount 
so certified if paid, without further appropriation therefor. 

Section 2. Said section 21 of said chapter 138 is hereby 
further amended by striking out the paragraph contained in 
lines 96 to 101, inclusive, as so appearing, and inserting in 
place thereof the following paragraph: — 

The books, accounts, records and papers of every licensee 
shall be preserved for a period of three years and shall at all 
times be open to the inspection of the state tax commission 
and of the commissioner and his agents and upon summons 
issued by the commissioner shall be produced at such time 
and place as he shall designate for inspection by himself or 
by his agents. 

Section 3. This act shall apply only to transactions 
effected on and after July first, nineteen hundred and fifty- 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 374. 255 

seven, to the records and written statements required with 
respecl to such transactions, and to the determination, abate- 
ment, refund and reimbursemenl of taxes attributable to 
such transactions. Approved Man 15, 1957, 



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Executive Department, State House, 

Boston, May 27, 1957. 

The Honorable Edwakd J Cronin, Secretary of the Commonwealth, 
StaU House, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Dear Mr. Secretary: — I, Foster Furcolo, pursuant to 
tin 1 provisions of Article XLVIII of the Amendments to the 
Constitution, the Referendum, II, Emergency Measures, 
hereby declare that in my opinion the immediate preserva- 
tion of the public convenience requires the law being Chap- 
ter 374 of the Acts of the current }^ear, entitled, "An Act 
Relative to the Time for Filing of Applications for Abate- 
ments and Reimbursements of Excise Taxes Paid on Alco- 
holic Liquors, and Requiring the Preservation of Certain 
Business Records in Connection Therewith/' and the enact- 
ment of which received my approval on May 15, 1957, 
should take effect forthwith. 

I further declare that in my 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 ninety days 
would defeat the effective date intended by the Legislature 
as contained in section 3 of this act. 

Very truly yours, 

Foster Furcolo, 

Governor of the Commonwealth. 



Ofi ice of the Secretary, Boston, May 27, 1957. 

I, Francis X. Ahearn. Deputy Secretary of the Common- 
wealth, hereby certify that the accompanying 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 Consti- 
tution said chapter takes effect forthwith, being chapter 
three hundred and seventy-four of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-seven. 

Francis X. Ahearn, 

Deputy Secretary of the C</iitit:<nnrrulth. 



256 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 375, 376, 377. 

Chap.375 An Act relative to the time when the commissioner 

OF CORPORATIONS AND TAXATION SHALL FURNISH BOARDS 
OF ASSESSORS WITH CERTAIN INFORMATION RELATIVE TO 
MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAILERS LOCALLY ASSESSABLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 2 of chapter 60A of the General Laws, as most re- 
cently amended by section 2 of chapter 640 of the acts of 
1954, is hereby amended by striking out the sixth sentence 
and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — The 
commissioner shall, within eight months of the receipt of such 
information, transmit to the boards of assessors the informa- 
tion received relative to registrations with respect to motor 
vehicles and trailers locally assessable sent to him by the 
registrar of motor vehicles, and, under such provisions as he 
deems best, make available to the local assessors information 
showing the values as determined under section one. 

Approved May 15, 1957. 

Chap.376 An Act providing for the improvement of the ipswich 

RIVER IN THE TOWN OF NORTH READING BY THE DEPART- 
MENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The department of public works is hereby authorized and 
directed to make such improvements of the bed, banks and 
shores of the Ipswich river, in the town of North Reading, as 
will adequately drain and improve the general appearance 
and sanitary conditions of the areas contiguous to said river. 
For such purposes the department may expend such sums as 
may be appropriated therefor, provided, however, that the 
commonwealth's share of the cost of such improvements shall 
not exceed fifty per cent of the total cost thereof. 

Approved May 15, 1957. 

Chap. 37 7 An Act relative to the filing of applications for 

ABATEMENT AND REFUND OF EXCISE TAXES PAID ON FUEL 
AND SPECIAL FUELS ACQUIRED OUTSIDE AND USED WITHIN 
THE COMMONWEALTH, THE DETERMINATION OF SAID EXCISE 
TAX ON FAILURE TO PAY AND THE PRESERVATION OF CER- 
TAIN BUSINESS RECORDS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 64F of the General Laws, 
as appearing in section 2 of chapter 619 of the acts of 1956, is 
hereby amended b} r striking out the first sentence and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following sentence: — Every person 
regularly or habitually operating motor vehicles upon the 
highways of any other state or states and using therein fuel 
or special fuels purchased or acquired in this commonwealth 
shall, upon application to the commissioner, filed within two 
years of the date when the fuel or special fuels were pur- 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 377. 257 

chased or acquired, be allowed a credit or refund equal to the 
tax on said fuel or special fuels actually paid to the state or 
states in which it is used, not to exceed, however, the excise 
imposed by this commonwealth on the use of such fuel or 
special fuels. 

Sectiox 2. Section 7 of said chapter 64F, as so appear- 
ing, is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph 
and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: — 

Said records shall be in such form as the commissioner 
shall prescribe and shall be preserved by said licensee for a 
period of three years and shall be offered for inspection at 
any time upon oral or written demand by the commissioner 
or his duly authorized agents. 

Section 3. Said chapter G4F is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out section 8, as so appearing, and inserting in place 
thereof the following section: — Section 8. If a licensee, hav- 
ing failed to file a return, or having filed an incorrect or in- 
sufficient return, without reasonable excuse fails to file an 
original or corrected return, as the case may require, within 
twenty days after the mailing, postage prepaid, of notice to 
him by the commissioner of his delinquency, the commissioner 
shall determine the amount due, at any time within three 
years after the due date of the monthly return included in 
such determination, and shall notify the licensee of such de- 
termination by mail, postage prepaid. The licensee shall 
forthwith after the giving of such notice pay to the commis- 
sioner the amount so determined to be due, with interest at 
six per cent from the last day of the month in which the re- 
turn is required to be made pursuant to section six. Any 
licensee may within two years of the date of notice of such 
determination apply to the state tax commission upon a form 
prescribed by it for an abatement and may appeal to the 
appellate tax board from the decision of the commission on 
such application for an abatement within ten days of the 
date of notice of such decision, which notice the commission 
shall send by mail, postage prepaid, to the licensee forthwith 
upon making such decision. Any licensee who shall discover 
that any overpayment of an excise has been made under sec- 
tion six may within two years of the date of overpayment 
apply to the commission on a form prescribed by it for a 
refund and may appeal to the appellate tax board from the 
decision of the commission on such application for refund 
within ten days of notice of such decision, which notice the 
commission shall send by mail, postage prepaid, to the li- 
censee forthwith upon making such decision. 

Section* 4. This act shall apply only to transactions ef- 
fected on and after July first, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
seven, to the records and written statements required with 
respect to such transactions, and to the determination, abate- 
ment, refund and reimbursement of taxes attributable to such 
transactions. Approved May 15, 1957. 



258 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 378. 



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Executive Department, State House, 

Boston, May 27, 1957. 

The Honorable Edward J. Cronix, Secretary of the Commonwealth, 
State House, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Dear Mr. Secretary: — I, Foster Furcolo, pursuant to 
the provisions of Article XLVIII of the Amendments to the 
Constitution, the Referendum, II, Emergency Measures, 
hereby declare that in my opinion the immediate preserva- 
tion of the public convenience requires the law being Chap- 
ter 377 of the Acts of the current year, entitled, "An Act 
Relative to the Filing of Applications for Abatement and 
Refund of Excise Taxes Paid on Fuel and Special Fuels 
Acquired Outside and Used Within the Commonwealth, the 
Determination of Said Excise Tax on Failure to Pay and the 
Preservation of Certain Business Records in Connection 
Therewith", and the enactment of which received my ap- 
proval on May 15, 1957, should take effect forthwith. 

I further declare that in my 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 ninety days 
would defeat the effective date intended by the Legislature 
as contained in section 4 of this act. 

Very truly yours, 

Foster Furcolo, 

Governor of the Commonwealth. 



Office of the Secretary, Boston, May 27, 1957. 

I, Francis X. Ahearn, Deputy Secretary of the Common- 
wealth, hereby certify that the accompanying statement was 
filed in this office by His Excellency the Governor of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts at ten o'clock and forty 
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 three hun- 
dred and seventy-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty-seven. 

Francis X. Ahearn, 

Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

Chap. 378 An Act exempting radio and television stations from 

LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES ON ACCOUNT OF THE UTTERANCE 
OF DEFAMATORY MATTER BY PERSONS OVER WHOM SUCH 
STATIONS HAVE NO RIGHT OF CENSORSHIP OR CONTROL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 231 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 91 the following section: — Section 
91 A. The owner, operator or licensee of a radio or television 
station or network of such stations or the agent or servant 



Acts, 1957. —Chaps. 379, 380, 381. 259 

(if any such person shall not, in an action for slander or for 
publishing a libel, be held liable in damages for or on account 
of any defamatory matter uttered, broadcast, telecast or 
published over the radio or television facilities of any such 
station or network by any person whose utterance, broad- 
cast, telecast or publication is not, under the provisions of 
any law of the United States or any regulation, ruling or 
order of the Federal Communications Commission, subject 
to censorship or control by such station or network. 

Approved May 15, 1957. 

An Act validating the action of the voters of the town (J} ia r> 379 

OF MED FIELD IN ADOPTING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW 
RELATIVE TO PROVIDING INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR EM- 
PLOYEES OF SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The action of the voters of the town of Med- 
field taken at the annual town meeting held in said town on 
March fourth, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven in voting 
that chapter thirty-two B of the General Laws be accepted 
by said town is hereby confirmed and validated, notwith- 
standing the fact that warning of such vote was not given in 
the warrant for the meeting. 

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

Approved May 17, 1957. 



Chap.380 



An Act authorizing the county commissioners of the 
county of middlesex to provide additional beach 
facilities and improvements at the walden pond 
state reservation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of 
Middlesex are hereby authorized to provide additional beach 
facilities and improvements at the Walden pond state reser- 
vation. For said purpose, said commissioners may expend 
out of any available funds the sum of fifty thousand dollars, 
which sum shall be included in the appropriations for the 
current year for said county. 

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

Approved May 17, 1957. 

An Act providing for the payment of certain funds by ni iar) Qgi 

THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS TO THE SECRETARY 
OF THE ARMY FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPLETING THE 
IMPROVEMENT OF TOWN RIVER IN THE CITY OF QUINCY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of completing the project for 
the improvement of Town river in the city of Quincy, 
authorized by chapter forty-one of the resolves of nineteen 



260 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 382. 

hundred and fifty-six, and subject to the applicable provisions 
thereof, the department of public works is hereby authorized 
to allocate and pay to the secretary of the army of the 
United States, on his demand, from the funds provided by 
item 8157-66 of section two of chapter seven hundred and 
eleven of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-six, the sum 
of thirty thousand dollars; provided that the city of Quincy 
shall contribute for the purpose of said project the sum of 
ten thousand dollars, in addition to such sums as have pre- 
viously been contributed therefor by said city. 

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

Approved May 17, 1957. 

Chap.382 An Act relative to the filing of applications for 

ABATEMENT AND REFUND OF EXCISE TAXES PAID ON SPECIAL 
FUELS USED IN THE PROPULSION OF MOTOR VEHICLES, THE 
DETERMINATION OF SAID EXCISE TAX ON FAILURE TO PAY, 
AND THE PRESERVATION OF CERTAIN BUSINESS RECORDS IN 
CONNECTION THEREWITH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 3 of chapter 64E of the General Laws, 
as appearing in section 1 of chapter 619 of the acts of 1956, 
is hereby amended by striking out the last paragraph and 
inserting in place thereof the following paragraph : — 

Such records and written statements shall be in such form 
as the commissioner shall prescribe and shall be preserved by 
said licensees for a period of three years and shall be offered 
for inspection at any time upon oral or written demand by 
the commissioner or his duly authorized agents. 

Section 2. Said chapter 64E is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 5, as so appearing, and inserting in 
place thereof the following section : — Section 5. Any person 
who shall buy any special fuels 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 
vehicles 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. All 
claims for reimbursement shall be made by affidavit in such 
form and containing such information as the state tax com- 
mission shall prescribe, and shall be accompanied by original 
invoices or sales receipts, and shall be filed with the com- 
missioner within two years from the date of purchase or 
invoice. The commissioner may require such further infor- 
mation as he shall deem necessary for the determination of 
such claims, and shall within thirty days after receipt trans- 
mit all claims approved by him to the comptroller for certi- 
fication; and the amount approved by the commissioner 
and certified as aforesaid shall be paid forthwith from the 
proceeds of the excise tax levied under this chapter, without 
specific appropriation. 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 382. 261 

Section 3. Said chapter 64E is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 7, as so appearing, and inserting in 
place thereof the following section : — Section 7. If a licensee, 
having failed to file a return, or having filed an incorrect or 
insufficient return, without reasonable excuse fails to file an 
original or corrected return, as the case may require, within 
twenty days after the giving of notice by mail, postage 
prepaid, to him by the commissioner of his delinquency, the 
commissioner shall determine the amount due, at any time 
within three years after the making of the earliest sale in- 
cluded in such determination, and shall notify the licensee 
of such determination by mail, postage prepaid. The licensee 
shall forthwith after the giving of such notice pay to the com- 
missioner the amount so determined to be due with interest 
at six per cent from the last day of the month in which the 
return is required to be made pursuant to section four. Any 
licensee may within two years of the date of notice of such 
determination apply to the state tax commission upon a 
form prescribed by it for an abatement, and may appeal to 
the appellate tax board from the decision of the state tax 
commission on such application for an abatement within 
ten days of the date of notice of such decision, which notice 
the state tax commission shall send by mail, postage prepaid, 
to the licensee forthwith upon making such decision. Any 
licensee who shall discover that any overpayment of an 
excise has been made by him under section four may within 
two years of the date of overpayment apply to the state tax 
commission on a form prescribed by it for a refund and may 
appeal to the appellate tax board from the decision of the 
state tax commission on such application for a refund within 
ten days of the date of notice of such decision, which notice 
the state tax commission shall send by mail, postage prepaid, 
to the licensee forthwith upon making such decision. 

Section 4. This act shall apply only to transactions 
effected on and after July first, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
seven, to the records and written statements required with 
respect to such transactions, and to the determination, abate- 
ment, refund and reimbursement of taxes attributable to 
such transactions. Approved May 17, 1957. 



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Executive Department, State House, 

Boston, May 27, 1957. 

The Honorable Edward J. Ckonin, Secretary of (he Commonwealth, 
State House, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Dear Mr. Secretary: — I, Foster Furcolo, pursuant to 
the provisions of Article XLVIII of the Amendments to the 
Constitution, the Referendum, II, Emergency Measures, 
hereby declare that in my opinion the immediate preserva- 
tion of the public convenience requires the law being Chap- 
ter 382 of the Acts of the current year, entitled, "An Act 



262 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 383. 

Relative to the Filing of Applications for Abatement and 
Refund of Excise Taxes Paid on Special Fuels Used in the 
Propulsion of Motor Vehicles, the Determination of Said 
Excise Tax on Failure to Pay, and the Preservation of Cer- 
tain Business Records in Connection Therewith", and the 
enactment of which received my approval on May 17, 1957, 
should take effect forthwith. 

I further declare that in my 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 ninety days 
would defeat the effective date intended by the Legislature 
as contained in section 4 of this act. 

Very truly yours, 

Foster Furcolo, 

Governor of the Commonwealth. 



Office of the Secretary, Boston ,May 27, 1957. 

I, Francis X. Ahearn, Deputy Secretary of the Common- 
wealth, hereby certify that the accompanying statement 
was filed in this office by His Excellency the Governor of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts at ten o'clock and forty- 
two 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 three hun- 
dred and eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty-seven. 

Francis X. Ahearn, 

Deputy Secretary of tlie Commonwealth. 

Chap. 383 An Act extendlng the time for making application for 

REFUND OR REIMBURSEMENT OF AMOUNTS PAID ON THE 
EXCISE TAX ON GASOLINE, AND RELATING TO THE PRES- 
ERVATION OF RECORDS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The last sentence of section 3 of chapter 64A 
of the General Laws, as amended by section 1 of chapter 420 
of the acts of 1943, is hereby further amended by s1 riking out, 
in line 4, the word "two" and inserting in place thereof the 
word : — three, — so as to read as follows : — Said records 
and said written statements shall bo in such form as the com- 
missioner shall prescribe, and shall be preserved by said dis- 
tributors and said purchasers, respectively, for a period of 
three years and shall be offered for inspection at any time 
upon oral or written demand by the commissioner or his duly 
authorized agents. 

Section 2. Said chapter 64A is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 5, as most recently amended by sec- 
tion 73 of chapter 654 of the acts of 1953, and inserting in 
place thereof the following section : — Section 5. If a dis- 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 383. 263 

tribulor, having failed to file a return, or, having filed an 
incorrect or insufficient return, without reasonable excuse 
fails to file an original or corrected return, as the case may 
require, within twenty days after the giving of notice by 
mail, postage prepaid, to him by the commissioner of his 
delinquency, the commissioner shall determine the amount 
due, at any time within three years after the making of the 
earliest sale included in such determination, and shall notify 
the distributor of such determination by mail, postage pre- 
paid. The distributor shall forthwith after the giving of such 
notice pay to the commissioner the amount so determined to 
be due, with interest at six per cent from the last day of the 
month in which the return is required to be made pursuant to 
section four. Any distributor may within tw r o years of the 
date of notice of such determination apply to the state tax 
commission upon a form prescribed by it for an abatement, 
and may appeal to the appellate tax board from the decision 
of the state tax commission on such application for an abate- 
ment within ten days of the date of notice of such decision, 
which notice the state tax commission shall send by mail, 
postage prepaid, to the distributor forthwith upon making 
such decision. Any distributor who shall discover that any 
overpayment of an excise has been made by him under sec- 
tion four may within two years of the date of overpayment 
apply to the state tax commission on a form prescribed by it 
for a refund and may appeal to the appellate tax board from 
the decision of the state tax commission on such application 
for a refund within ten days of the date of notice of such 
decision, which notice the state tax commission shall send by 
mail, postage prepaid, to the distributor forthwith upon 
making such decision. 

Section 3. Said chapter 64A is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 7, as most recently amended by sec- 
tion 1 of chapter 552 of the acts of 1956, and inserting in 
place thereof the following section: — Section 7. Any person, 
other than one engaged in the business of farming, who shall 
buy any fuel, on which an excise has been paid or is charge- 
able under this chapter, and shall consume the same in any 
manner except in the operation of motor vehicles upon or 
over the 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. All claims for 
reimbursement shall be made by affidavit in such form and 
containing such information as the state tax commission 
shall prescribe, and shall be accompanied by original invoices 
or sales receipts, and shall be filed with the commissioner 
within two years from the date of purchase or invoice. The 
commissioner may require such further information as he 
shall deem necessary for the determination of such claims, 
and shall within thirty days after receipt transmit all claims 
approved by him to the comptroller for certification; and 
the amount approved by the commissioner and certified 



264 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 383. 

as aforesaid shall be paid forthwith from the proceeds of the 
excise tax levied under this chapter, without specific appro- 
priation. 

Section 4. This act shall apply only to transactions ef- 
fected on and after July first, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
seven, to the records and written statements required with 
respect to such transactions and to the determination, abate- 
ment, refund and reimbursement of taxes attributable to 
such transactions. Approved May 17, 1957. 



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Executive Department, .State House, 

Boston, May 27, 1957. 

The Honorable Edward J. Cronin, Secretary of the Commonwealth, 
State House, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Dear Mr. Secretary: — I, Foster Furcolo, pursuant to 
the provisions of Article XLVIII of the Amendments to the 
Constitution, the Referendum, II, Emergency Measures, 
hereby declare that in my opinion the immediate preserva- 
tion of the public convenience requires the law being Chap- 
ter 383 of the Acts of the current year, entitled, "An Act 
Extending the Time for Making Application for Refund or 
Reimbursement of Amounts Paid on the Excise Tax on 
Gasoline, and Relating to the Preservation of Records in 
Connection Therewith ", and the enactment of which re- 
ceived my approval on May 17, 1957, should take effect 
forthwith. 

I further declare that in my 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 ninety days 
would defeat the effective date intended by the Legislature 
as contained in section 4 of this act. 

Very truly yours, 

Foster Furcolo, 

Governor of the Commonwealth. 



Office of the Secretary, Boston, May 27, 1957. 

I, Francis X. Ahearn, Deputy Secretary of the Common- 
wealth, hereby certify that the accompaivying statement was 
filed in this office by His Excellency the Governor of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts at ten o'clock and forty- 
six 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 three hun- 
dred and eighty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty-seven. 

Francis X. Ahearn, 

Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 384, 385. 265 

An Act authorizing the city of new Bedford to provide Chap. 384 

SCHOLARSHIPS TO THE NEW BEDFORD INSTITUTE OF TECH- 
NOLOGY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The city of New Bedford may annually provide for not 
more than five four-year scholarships at the New Bedford 
Institute of Technology for residents of said city, the sum 
so required to be raised by taxation. 

Approved May 17, 1957. 

An Act relative to the borrowing power of cities and Chap. 385 

TOWNS IN CONNECTION WITH CERTAIN HIGHWAY CONSTRUC- 
TION IN ANTICIPATION OF REIMBURSEMENT BY THE COM- 
MONWEALTH OR COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 44 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 6, as appearing in the Tercentenary 
Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following sec- 
tion: — Section 6. Cities and towns may, by a majority 
vote, incur debt for temporary loans for the payment of 
land damages or any proportion of the general expenses of 
altering a grade crossing which they are required primarily 
to pay, or any proportion of the expense of constructing a 
highway in anticipation of reimbursement by the common- 
wealth or county, such reimbursement first having been 
agreed upon by the commissioner of public works or county 
commissioners, or the sums allotted for such reimburse- 
ments having first been certified as available by the com- 
missioner of public works or county commissioners, and may 
issue notes therefor for a period not exceeding one year from 
their date; and when any money so paid is repaid to the 
municipality, it shall be applied to the discharge of the loan. 
Notes issued under this section shall not be renewed or paid 
by the issue of new notes, except as provided in section 
seventeen. Approved May 17, 1957. 



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Executive Department, State House, 
Boston, Juno 7, 1057. 

The Honorable Edward J. Cronin, Secretary of the Commonwealth, 
State House, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Dear Mr. Secretary: — I, Foster Furcolo, pursuant to 
the provisions of Article XLVIII of the Amendments to the 
Constitution, the Referendum, II, Emergency Measures, 
hereby declare that in my opinion the immediate preserva- 
tion of the public convenience requires the law being Chapter 
385 of the Acts of the current year, entitled, "An Act 
Relative to the Borrowing Power of Cities and Towns in 
Connection with Certain Highway Construction in Antici- 



266 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 386. 

pation of Reimbursement by the Commonwealth or County", 
and the enactment of which received my approval on May 17, 
1957, should take effect forthwith. 

I further declare that in my 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 ninety days 
would defeat its purpose which is to make immediately 
available to cities and towns temporary loans in anticipation 
of reimbursement by the Commonwealth or County and 
thereby expedite the construction of highways in co-operation 
with the Commonwealth or County. 

Very truly yours, 

Foster Furcolo, 

Governor of the Commonwealth. 



Office of the Secretary, Boston, June 7, T957. 

I, Francis X. Ahearn, Deputy Secretary of the Common- 
wealth, hereby certify that the accompanying statement was 
filed in this office by His Excellency the Governor of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts at four o'clock and three 
minutes, p.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 three 
hundred and eighty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty-seven. 

Francis X. Ahearn, 

Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

Chap.SSG An Act relative to the retirement rights of elsie m. 

PREBLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 
thirty-two of the General Laws or any special law to the con- 
trary, the retirement allowance of Elsie M. Preble, a mem- 
ber of the state retirement system, shall be computed and 
paid under the provisions of option (a) of subdivision (2) of 
section twelve of said chapter, notwithstanding that she 
failed to make her election within the time required by said 
section twelve of said chapter. 

Section 2. Section one of this act shall be deemed to 
have been in force on and since September first, nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-five; and the monthly retirement allowance 
payments payable to said Elsie M. Preble on and since said 
date shall be recomputed and paid in accordance with the 
provisions of section one. 

Section 3. Chapter five hundred and thirty of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fifty-six is hereby repealed. 

Approved May 22, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 387, 3S8. 267 

An Act authorizing the lynnpield water district to Chap. 387 

CONSTRUCT WATER MAINS IN A PORTION OF THE STATE 
HIGHWAY KNOWN AS LYNNFIELD STREET IN THE CITY OF 
LYNX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Lynnfield Water District may install, 
maintain and repair a water main with hydrants and service 
pipes to ways and buildings in a portion of the state highway 
located in the city of Lynn, known as Lynnfield street, from 
the junction of Lynnfield street and Salem street at the line 
between the town of Lynnfield and the city of Lynn easterly 
for a distance of sixteen hundred and sixty feet for the pur- 
pose of furnishing water and fire protection to buildings and 
property situated in the Lynnfield Water District. 

Section 2. All work shall be performed in a manner satis- 
factory to the state department of public works and restored 
and maintained in a manner satisfactory to said department 
of public works. 

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

Approved May 22, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the county commissioners of the Chap. 388 

COUNTY OF BRISTOL TO APPROPRIATE AND EXPEND A SUM 
OF MONEY FOR THE REPAIR AND RENOVATION OF THE COURT 
HOUSE IN THE CITY OF TAUNTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of 
Bristol are hereby authorized to raise and expend a sum not 
exceeding one hundred and ninety-five thousand dollars for 
the repair and renovation of the building presently housing 
the first district court for the county of Bristol, in Taunton. 
In making such repairs and renovations the present exterior 
design of said building shall be retained. 

Section 2. To provide funds for the repair and renova- 
tion mentioned in section one of this act, the treasurer of the 
county of Bristol, with the approval of said county commis- 
sioners, may borrow a sum not exceeding one hundred and 
ninety-five thousand dollars, and may issue bonds therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Repair and Renova- 
tion of First District Court Building, County of Bristol, Act 
of 1957. Such bonds shall be payable in such annual instal- 
ments, beginning not more than one year from the date 
thereof, as will extinguish the loan in not more than thirty 
years from their date, and so that the amount of such annual 
payment in any year shall not be less than the amount of 
the principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. 
Such bonds shall be signed by the treasurer of the county 
and countersigned by a majority of said county commis- 
sioners. The county may sell said securities at public or 
private sale upon such terms and conditions as said county 



268 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 389, 390. 

commissioners may deem proper, but not less than their 
par value. 

Section 3. Nothing in this act shall be construed as 
abrogating the provisions of sections forty-four A to forty- 
four L, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and forty-nine of 
the General Laws. 

Section 4. Section thirty-eight of chapter thirty-five of 
the General Laws, so far as applicable, shall apply to pro- 
posals for the purchase of bonds authorized to be issued under 
this act. 

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

Approved May 22, 1957. 

Chap. 389 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-SIX AND THEREAFTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 13 of chapter 544 of the acts of 1947 
is hereby amended by striking out the seventh paragraph, 
as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 229 of the 
acts of 1955, and inserting in place thereof the following 
paragraph : — 

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, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six, or on account of a deficiency as of the 
last day of December in any year thereafter, such amount 
with interest and other charges incurred 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 May 28, 1957. 

Chap.SQO An Act providing for a mandatory jail sentence for 

SECOND CONVICTIONS OF CERTAIN GAMBLING OFFENCES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 271 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 10, as appearing in the Ter- 
centenary Edition, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing section: — Section 10. Whoever, within five years after 
being convicted of any offence mentioned in sections seven, 
eight, nine and seventeen, commits the like offence, or any 
other of the offences therein mentioned, shall, in addition 
to the fine therein provided, be punished by imprisonment 



Acts, 1957. —Chap. 391. 269 

for not less than three months nor more than one year, and 
the sentence imposing such fine and such imprisonment 
shall not be suspended. 

Section 2. The provisions of section ten of chapter two 
hundred and seventy-one of the General Laws, as amended 
by section one of this act, shall apply to second convictions 
for offences mentioned therein which are committed sub- 
sequent to the effective date hereof; and the provisions of 
said section ten of said chapter two hundred and seventy- 
one as in effect immediately prior to said effective date shall 
continue to apply to second convictions for such offences as 
were committed prior to said effective date. 

Approved May 28, 1957. 

An Act relative to petitions that questions involved Chap. 391 

IN A VOTE OF THE REPRESENTATIVE TOWN MEETING IN 
THE TOWN OF GREENFIELD BE SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS 
AT LARGE IN SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 440 of the acts of 1921 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 8 and inserting in place 
thereof the following section : — Section 8. No article in the 
warrant shall at any representative town meeting be finally 
disposed of by a vote to pass over, to lay upon the table, to 
indefinitely postpone or to take no action thereon. No vote 
passed at any representative town meeting under any article 
in the warrant, except a vote to adjourn or a vote for the 
temporary borrowing of money in anticipation of taxes, shall 
be operative until after the expiration of five days, exclusive 
of Sundays and holidays, from the dissolution of the meet- 
ing. If, within said five days, a petition, signed by not less 
than two hundred registered voters of the town, with no 
more than fifty thereof from any one precinct, containing 
their names, and addresses, as they appear on the list of 
voters, or signed by not less than fifty town meeting mem- 
bers, is filed with the selectmen requesting that the question 
or questions involved in such vote be submitted to the voters 
of the town at large, then the selectmen, within eight days 
after the filing of the petition, shall call a special meeting, 
which shall be held within ten days after the issuing of the 
call, for the sole purpose of presenting to the voters at large 
the question or questions so involved. The polls shall be 
open at two o'clock in the afternoon, and shall be closed not 
earlier than eight o'clock in the evening, and all votes upon 
any questions so submitted shall be taken by ballot, and the 
check list shall be used in the several precincts 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 of the town voting thereon. 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 



270 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 392, 393. 

meeting, whereby it was voted (brief description of the sub- 
stance of the vote)?" If such petition is not filed within 
said period of five days, the vote of the representative town 
meeting shall become operative and effective upon the ex- 
piration of said period. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 27, 1957. 

Chap.392 An Act authorizing the town of lenox to grant certain 

RIGHTS ON LAND HELD BY SAID TOWN FOR PARK PURPOSES 
TO THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE POWER & ELECTRIC COM- 
PANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Lenox, acting by its selectmen, is 
hereby authorized and empowered, in consideration of the 
payment of twelve thousand dollars, to grant to the Southern 
Berkshire Power & Electric Company an easement for the 
construction, maintenance and operation of a wooden pole 
line and wires for the transmission of electricity in, on or over 
the so-called Aspinwall property, purchased by the town for 
park and playground purposes, said easement to be across a 
strip of said park and playground land one hundred feet in 
width, as shown on a "Plan showing Location of Easement on 
Land of the Town of Lenox, dated January 14, 1957, L-5982". 
The money received by the town in consideration for the 
granting of said easement shall be used for the sole purpose 
of developing and improving the said park and playground. 

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

Approved May 27, 1957. 

Chap.393 An Act authorizing the sandwich water district to use 

THE UNEXPENDED BALANCE OF A CERTAIN WATER MAINS 
LOAN FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
the Sandwich water district is hereby authorized to expend, 
for the purpose of extending water mains of not less than six 
inches in diameter on Tupper road and Old Main street in 
the town of Sandwich, the unexpended balance of seven 
thousand one hundred and seventy-seven dollars and forty-six 
cents remaining of a loan received by said district under the 
provisions of chapter three hundred and thirty-one of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fifty for the extension of water mains 
at Town Neck. 

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

Approved May 27, 1957 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 394, 395. 271 



An Act relative to the retirement allowance of Chap. 394 

JOHN J. E. GORHAM, A FORMER MEMBER OF THE FIRE DE- 
PARTMENT OF THE CITY OF MEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provisions of general 
or special law, and notwithstanding any action taken by the 
retiring authority or board of the city of Medford with 
reference to the retirement of John J. E. Gorham, a former 
member of the fire department of the city of Medford, the 
appropriate retiring authority in said city shall provide that 
said John J. E. Gorham be examined by a medical panel con- 
sisting of three physicians, to be selected as follows: — one 
to be designated by the city manager of said city, one by the 
commissioner of public health and who shall, so far as prac- 
ticable, be skilled in the particular branch of medicine or 
surgery as may be involved in the case of the said Gorham, 
and one by the said Gorham. If the said retiring authority 
finds from all the evidence and the report of the medical 
panel that John J. E. Gorham became permanently disabled 
because of injuries sustained through no fault of his own 
while in the actual performance of his duties as a member of 
the fire department of said city, it shall increase his retire- 
ment allowance to the amount he would have received had 
he been retired at two thirds of the highest annual com- 
pensation received by him at the time of his retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of the city of Medford, subject to 
the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved May 27, 1957. 

An Act relative to the retirement status of michael Chap. 395 

delaney. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
eighty-one and eighty-one B of chapter thirty-two of the 
General Laws, the retirement allowance to be paid Michael 
Delaney, a retired member of the fire department of the city 
of Chelsea, shall be determined by the retiring authority of 
said city as though the said Michael Delaney had held the 
position of deputy chief of said fire department at the time 
of his retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the board of aldermen of the city of Chelsea, sub- 
ject to the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved May 27, 1957. 



272 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 396, 397, 398. 

Chap. 396 An Act relative to the retirement rights of Wil- 
liam P. WRIGHTSON, A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY OF 
WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of general or 
special law to the contrary, the city of Worcester may rein- 
state William P. Wrightson as a member of the fire depart- 
ment of said city for the sole purpose of retirement. Upon 
said reinstatement, the city of Worcester may retire said 
William P. Wrightson for disability caused by injuries sus- 
tained and illness incurred in the actual performance of 
his duties as a member of said fire department. Said retire- 
ment shall be under the provisions of paragraph (a) of section 
eighty-one A 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 effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Worcester, subject to the 
provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved May 27, 1957. 

Chap. 397 An Act relative to the retirement allowance of 

CHARLES C. PHILBROOK, A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF THE TOWN 
OF COHASSET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To promote the public good, the town of 
Cohasset is hereby authorized to increase the retirement 
allowance of Charles C. Philbrook, a former employee of 
said town, in the amount of three hundred dollars per annum. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
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 town meeting: — "Shall the retirement allow- 
ance of Charles C. Philbrook, a former employee of the town 
of Cohasset, be increased in the amount of three hundred 
dollars per annum?" If a majority of votes in answer to 
said question is in the affirmative, then this act shall there- 
upon take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Section 3. Any action taken by the town of Cohasset 
at its annual town meeting in the current year shall be as 
valid and effective as if this act were in effect at the time when 
the warrant for such annual meeting was posted. 

Approved May 27, 1957. 

Chap.398 An Act relative to the retirement allowance of james 

L. HAPPENNY, A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF THE TOWN OF CO- 
HASSET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of promoting the public good, 
the town of Cohasset is hereby authorized to increase the 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 399, 400. 273 

retirement allowance of James L. Happenny, a former em- 
ployee of said town, in the amount of three hundred dollars 
per annum. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 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 town meeting: — "Shall the retirement allow- 
ance of James L. Happenny, a former employee of the town 
of Cohasset, be increased in the amount of three hundred 
dollars per annum?" If a majority of the votes in answer to 
said question is in the affirmative, then this act shall there- 
upon take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Section 3. Any action taken by the town of Cohasset at 
its annual town meeting in the current year shall be as valid 
and effective as if this act were in effect at the time when 
the warrant for such annual meeting was posted. 

Approved May 27, 1957. 



Chap.399 



Ax Act authorizing the city of malden to pay a sum of 

MONEY TO WILLIAM MORIARTY FOR MEDICAL SERVICES REN- 
DERED TO A FORMER POLICE OFFICER INJURED IN THE LINE 
OF DUTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Maiden is hereby authorized to 
pay to William Moriarty, M.D. the sum of seven hundred 
and thirty-five dollars and fifty cents for medical services 
rendered in nineteen hundred and fifty-five to John Hopkins, 
a former member of the police department of said city, in 
the treatment of injuries received by said Hopkins in the 
performance of his duty. Said payment shall be in full 
satisfaction of an execution issued after judgment in an 
action brought by said Moriarty against said Hopkins to 
recover the value of such medical services. 

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

Approved May 28, 1957. 

An Act relative to the insurance of loans in banks. Chap. 400 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 167 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after section 55, inserted by section 1 
of chapter 287 of the acts of 1950, the following section: — 
Section 56. A bank, or group of banks, under regulations 
established by the commissioner, may purchase group life in- 
surance on the lives of debtors who request such insurance. 
The premium for such insurance, or the premium on an in- 
dividual life insurance policy held to cover the indebtedness, 
may be added to the payments required of those who elect 
to become insured. In the event of the death of any debtor 
so insured, the insurance proceeds shall be applied to reduce 



274 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 401. 

or extinguish the unpaid indebtedness to the extent of such 
payment. If a dividend or premium refund is received by 
the bank from such group life insurance under one or more 
group policies to which the debtors contribute to the cost of 
premiums, the excess, if any, of the aggregate of such divi- 
dends and premium refunds over the aggregate expenditure 
of the bank toward the cost of such insurance, including its 
administration, shall be applied by the bank for the sole 
benefit of debtors who are then insured or who subsequently 
become insured under such group policies or any policies 
replacing such group policies. No trustee, director, officer 
or employee of such bank shall benefit financially, directly 
or indirectly from the sale of such insurance. 

Section 2. Section 133 of chapter 175 of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out clause (c), as appearing 
in section 1 of chapter 362 of the acts of 1938, and inserting 
in place thereof the following clause: — ; or (c) a group of 
persons who at any time are debtors of a bank, association, 
financial or other institution, including its subsidiary or 
affiliated institutions, if any, for a loan, or of the vendor of 
any property for its purchase price, under an agreement to 
pay any such indebtedness, or any balance thereof, in instal- 
ments over a period of not more than ten years, written 
under a policy issued, with or without medical examination, 
and made payable to such creditor or the assignee of the 
indebtedness, and insuring the life of each debtor for an 
amount not exceeding his individual indebtedness and not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars; provided, that not less than 
one hundred persons shall become insured under such a 
group policy each year after its date of issue; and provided, 
further, that no such debtor shall be included in such a 
group for a period of more than ten years on account of a 
debt arising out of said loan or an obligation for the said 
purchase price. Approved May 28, 1957. 

ChapAOl An Act providing that an applicant for the position 

OF WIRE INSPECTOR BE THE HOLDER OF A MASTER ELEC- 
TRICIAN'S LICENSE OR A JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN'S 
LICENSE BEFORE BEING CERTIFIED FOR SUCH POSITION 
BY THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL SERVICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 31 of the General Laws is hereby amended by in- 
serting after section 12A the following section: — Section 
12B. No applicant for the position of inspector of wires 
shall be certified by the director of civil service for such 
position unless he shall first have had issued to him, under the 
provisions of section three of chapter one hundred and forty- 
one, "Certificate A" or "Certificate B". 

Approved May 28, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 402. 275 

A\ Act making appropriations for the fiscal year ChapA02 

ENDING JUNE THIRTIETH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY- 
SEVEN, TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING 
APPROPRIATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. To provide for supplementing certain appro- 
priations previously made, the sums set forth in section two 
of this act are hereby made available from the funds desig- 
nated in said section, to be in addition to any amounts at 
present available for the purpose, subject to the provisions 
of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the 
approval thereof and the conditions pertaining to said ap- 
propriations in chapter five hundred and one, chapter six 
hundred and eighty-eight and chapter seven hundred and 
forty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-six. 

Section 2. 

STATE PURPOSES APPROPRIATIONS. 

APPROPRIATIONS MADE FROM THE GENERAL FUND 

Service of the Legislature. 

Senate. 
Item 

0101-07 \ From the unexpended balance remaining in 
0101-52 / item 0101-07 of section two of chapter five 

hundred and one of the acts of nineteen 

hundred and fifty-six, the sum of seven 

hundred dollars is hereby transferred and 

made available for the purposes of item 

0101-52 of section two of chapter seven 

hundred and forty-six of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-six. 
0101-30 For expenses of senators, including travel, 

prior appropriation continued . . . $14,000 00 

House of Representatives . 

0102-06 For personal services of the counsel to the 
house of representatives and assistants, in- 
cluding not more than seven permanent 
positions . . . . . $11,000 00 

0102-07 For clerical and other assistance to the house 
committee on rules, including not more 
than seven permanent positions . . 1,825 00 

0102-20 This item included in item 0405-01. 

0102-30 For expenses of representatives, including 

travel, prior appropriation continued 80,000 00 

0102-53 For expenses of the counsel to the house of 

representatives ..... 1,500 00 

1 1 0-30 \ From the unexpended balance remaining in 

0102-GO J item 0110-30 of section two of chapter five 
hundred and one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six, the sum of eight hun- 
dred dollars is hereby transferred and made 
available for the purposes of item 0102-60 
of section two of said chapter five hundred 
and one. 



276 



Acts. 1957. — Chap. 402. 



Item 

0103-02 



Sergeant-at-A rms. 



0103-04 



0103-05 



For clerical and other assistance employed by 
the sergeant-at-arms, including not more 
than six permanent positions . . . $70 00 

For the salaries of assistant doorkeepers of 
the senate and house of representatives and 
of general court officers, with the approval 
of the sergeant-at-arms, including not more 
than thirty-four permanent positions . 980 00 

For compensation of the pages of the senate 
and house of representatives, with the ap- 
proval of the sergeant-at-arms, including 
not more than twenty-four permanent posi- 
tions 439 00 

0103-06 For the salaries of clerks employed in the 
legislative document room, including not 
more than three permanent positions . 2,250 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, prior 
appropriation continued . . . 8,280 00 



0103-51 



Other Expenses. 

0110-02 For printing, binding and paper ordered by 
the senate and house of representatives, or 
by concurrent order of the two branches, 
with the approval of the clerks of the re- 
spective branches, prior appropriation con- 
tinued $60,000 00 

0110-04 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 . . 24,000 00 

0110-05 For telephone service .... 8,00000 

0110-06 For biographical sketches of certain state 

and federal officials . . . 214 00 

0110-69 For an investigation and study by a joint 
special committee relative to " Blue Cross" 
and "Blue Shield " as authorized by a joint 
order of the general court . . . 2,000 00 



Special Investigations. 

0257-12 For an investigation and study by a special 
commission of the motor vehicle laws and 
the insurance laws as they relate to motor 
vehicles and certain related matters, as 
authorized by chapter one hundered and 
twenty-five of the resolves of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-six . . . ... $50,000 00 

0258-02 For an investigation and study by a special 
commission relative to the operation of the 
New Bedford, Woods Hole, Martha's Vine- 
yard and Nantucket Steamship Authority 
as authorized by chapter seventy-eight of 
the resolves of nineteen hundred and fifty- 
seven 1,000 00 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 402. 



277 



Item 
0305-11 



0305-12 



0340 02 



0345-01 



Service of the Judiciary. 

Superior Court. 

For compensation of justices of district courts 

while sitting in the superior court, prior 

appropriation continued . . . $4,500 00 

For expenses of justices of district courts 

while sitting in the superior court, prior 

appropriation continued . . . 3,000 00 

Land Court. 

For the service of the land court, including 
not more than thirty-nine permanent posi- 
tions $2,500 00 

Pensions for Certain Retired Justices. 

For pensions of retired judges, as authorized 
by law $15,800 00 



Service of the Executive Department. 

Extraordinary Expenses. 

0405-01 For the cost, not to exceed fifteen thousand 
dollars, of entertainment of distinguished 
visitors to the commonwealth, provided 
that no expenditure shall be allowed for a 
party exceeding fifty visitors; for the pay- 
ment of extraordinary expenses not other- 
wise provided for; and for transfers to ap- 
propriation accounts where the amounts 
otherwise available are insufficient, pro- 
vided that requests for such transfers shall 
be referred to the commission on adminis- 
tration and finance which, after investiga- 
tion, shall submit for the approval of the 
governor and council its written recom- 
mendation as to the amount of funds re- 
quired, with facts pertinent thereto . 



$5,500 00 



Boards and Commissions serving under Governor and Council. 

Commission on Administration and Finance. 

0441-01 For the office of the commissioner of admin- 
istration, including not more than fifteen 
permanent positions; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of thirty-seven thousand 
four hundred and ninety-four dollars from 
the Highway Fund .... $10,000 00 

0441-02 This item included in item 0441-01. 

0443-01 For the bureau of the budget commissioner, 
including not more than eleven permanent 
positions; provided, that the comptroller 
shall transfer to the General Fund the sum 
of twenty-three thousand and ninety-six 
dollars from the Highway Fund . . 1,000 00 

Service of the Port of Boston Commission. 

0496-02 Item 0496-02 of section two of chapter one 
hundred and twenty-one of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-seven is hereby 



278 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 402. 

Item 

amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following: — ; provided, that notwith- 
standing any other provision of law to the 
contrary, there shall be included a payment 
of seven hundred and thirty-eight dollars 
and sixty-six cents for a certain prior-year 
salary earned but not paid. 

Massachusetts Commission on Atomic Energy. 

0498-01 For the service of the commission, as author- 
ized by chapter six hundred and forty-five 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty- 
six $1,000 00 

Service of the Treasurer and Receiver- General. 

0601-02 Item 0001-02 of section two of chapter six 
hundred and eighty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-six is hereby 
amended by striking out the wording and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — 
For the office of the treasurer and receiver- 
general, including not move than fifty-eight 
permanent positions; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of one hundred and twenty- 
one thousand seven hundred and ninety 
dollars from the Highway Fund . . $20,800 00 

State Board of Retirement. 

0G04-O3 Item 0604-03 of section two of chapter five 
hundred and one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six is hereby amended 
by striking out in line seven the words "six 
hundred and fifteen" and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — six hundred 
and eighty-five $461,000 00 



Service of the Department of 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; provided, that 
the comptroller shall transfer to the Gen- 
eral Fund from the appropriate funds sums 
equal to the payments made under this 
item for claims against agencies whose ap- 
propriations are derived from other funds $51,970 00 



Service of the Department of Agriculture 

Division of Livestock Disease Control. 
0907-08 For the reimbursement of owners of certain 



brucellosis cattle killed, as authorized by 
section thirty-six G of chapter one hun- 
dred and twenty-nine of the General Laws $1,450 00 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 402. 279 



State Reclamation Board. 

Item 

0910 22 For the control of the greenhead fly, as au- 
thorized by section twenty-four of chapter 
two hundred and fifty-two of the General 
Laws $4,000 00 



Service of the Department of Natural Resources. 

1001-02 This item omitted. 

8334 01 Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
eighl A of chap' or twenty-nine of the Gen- 
eral l.aws. the sum of five thousand two 
hundred and fifty dollars shall be allowed 
and paid in settlement for certain repair of 
flood damage on contract number 140-56 
dated May twenty-nine, nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-six, from funds available for 
the purpose, as authorized by chapter six 
hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-five as amended. 

Division of Forests and Parks. 
1002-12 This item omitted. 

Division of Marine Fisheries. 

1001-70 For the service of the office of the director, in- 
eluding not more than eighteen permanent 
positions, and for the administration of the 
activities provided for under item 2610-04 $345 00 



Service of the Department of Education. 

1301-10 For the service of the state building on New- 
bury Street, Boston, including not more 
than four permanent positions . . $1,200 00 

Division of the Blind. 

1317-15 For the operation of the salesroom and other 
expenses in connection with the sale of ma- 
terials made by blind persons, including not 
more than four permanent positions . $3,000 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 as amended, prior ap- 
propriation continued .... $20,000 00 

Youth Service Board. 
1380-01 For administration of the youth service 
board, as authorized by chapter six hun- 
dred and five of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-two, including not more 
than eighty-six permanent positions, and 
including as permanent the present incum- 
bent appointed on requisition number 
70403 notwithstanding the provisions of 
any other law to the contrary . . $7,750 00 



280 Acts, 1957 —Chap. 402. 

Service of the Department of Civil Service and Registration. 

Division of Registration. 
Item 

1403-02 For the service of the division, including not 

more than forty-six permanent positions . ? 1,500 00 

Service of the Department of Labor and Industries. 

Division of Industrial Accidents. 

1651-06 For the compensation of certain public em- 
ployees for injuries sustained in the course 
of their employment, as provided by sec- 
tion sixty-nine of chapter one hundred and 
fifty-two of the General Laws, prior appro- 
priation continued; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of two hundred and eighty 
thousand dollars from the Highway Fund $35,000 00 

Service of the Department of Mental Health. 

For the maintenance of and for certain im- 
provements at the following institutions 
under the control of the department of 
mental health: 

1716-00 Medfield state hospital, including not more 
than five hundred and forty-five perma- 
nent positions; provided, that notwith- 
standing any other provision of law to the 
contrary, there shall be included payments 
totalling three hundred and seventy-seven 
dollars and forty-six cents for certain prior- 
year salaries earned but not paid . . $43,340 00 

1717-00 Item 1717-00 of section two of chapter five 
hundred and one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six is hereby amended 
by adding at the end thereof the following: 
— ; provided, that notwithstanding any 
other provision of law to the contrary, 
there shall be included a payment of five 
hundred and fifteen dollars and eighteen 
cents for a certain prior-year salary earned 
but not paid. 

1719-00 Taunton state hospital, including not more 
than five hundred and seventy-eight 
permanent positions .... 28,450 00 

1721-00 Item 1721-00 of section two of chapter five 
hundred and one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six is hereby amended 
by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing: — , for the year nineteen hundred and 
fifty-seven and previous years. 

1725-00 Wrentham state school, including not more 
than six hundred and twenty-eighl perma- 
nent position-- 21,230 00 

Service of the Department of Public Welfare. 

1901-06 For payments on account of old age assistance 
grants made in accordance with section 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 402. 



281 



Item 



one C of chapter one hundred and eighteen 
A of the General Laws .... 



$12,000 00 



2025-23 



Service of the Department of Public Health. 

For the maintenance of and for certain im- 
provements at the following institutions 
under the control of the department of 
public health: 

For the razing of certain obsolete buildings 
and the relocation of certain steam mains, 
appropriation expires June thirtieth, nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-eight . . . $7,700 00 



Service of the Department of Public Safety. 

2101-02 For the administration, including not more 
than eighty-five permanent positions 



$5,000 00 



Division of State Police. 

2102-04 For expert assistance to the commissioner, 
and for maintenance of laboratories, in- 
cluding not more than eleven permanent 
positions ...... 



$360 00 



Division of Inspection. 

2104-1 1 For the building inspection service, including 
not more than thirty-three permanent 
positions ...... 



$2,533 00 



Service of the Department of Public Utilities. 



Commercial Motor Vehicle Division. 

2304-01 For the service of the division, including not 
more than thirty-two permanent positions 



$1,500 00 



Annuities and Payments. 

2805-01 For the payment of certain annuities and 
pensions of soldiers and others under the 
provisions of certain acts and resolves 



$380 00 



Non-Contributory Pensions. 

2811-02 For the compensation of veterans who may 
be retired by the governor under the 
provisions 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; pro- 
vided, that the comptroller shall transfer 
to the General Fund the sum of three hun- 
dred and fifty-seven thousand five hundred 
dollars from the Highway Fund 



$250,000 00 



282 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 402. 



Item 

2820-06 



2820-08 



2820-34 



Miscellaneous. 

For reimbursement of persons for funds 

previously deposited in the treasury of 

the commonwealth and escheated to the 

commonwealth ..... $630 00 

For the payment of claims for unpaid checks, 

with the approval of the state treasurer and 

certification by him to the comptroller of 

the amount due, where payment has other- 
wise been prevented as a result of the ap- 
plication of section thirty-two of chapter 

twenty-nine of the General Laws . . 1,000 00 

Item 2820-34 of section two of chapter six 

hundred and eighty-eight of the acts of 

nineteen hundred and fifty-six is hereby 

amended by adding at the end thereof the 

following: — ; and, provided further, that 

the comptroller shall transfer to the 

General Fund from the appropriate funds 

sums equal to the transfers made under 

this item to items whose appropriations 

are derived from other funds . . . 370,000 00 



APPROPRIATIONS MADE FROM THE HIGHWAY FUND. 
Service of the Department of Public Works. 

Highway Activities. 

The salaries of all officers and employees of 
the department engaged in projects or ac- 
tivities relating to highways shall be 
charged for the nineteen hundred and fifty- 
seven fiscal year in full to appropriations 
authorized under the heading of "High- 
way Activities" in this act: 

2900-02 Item 2900-02 of section two of chapter five 
hundred and one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six is hereby amended 
by inserting in line twelve after the word 
"rules" the following: — ; provided, fur- 
ther that the sum of sixty-five thousand 
dollars shall be transferred from subsidiary 
account -20 to subsidiary account -02. 

2900-04 Item 2900-04 of section two of chapter five 
hundred and one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six la hereby amended 
by inserting in line thirteen after the word 
"project" the following: — ; provided, 
further, that the sum of three hundred 
thousand dollars shall be transferred from 
subsidiary account -20 to subsidiary ac- 
count -02. 

4010-03 \The unexpended balance remaining in item 

2900-27/ 4010-03 of section two of chapter seven 
hundred and eighty-four of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-five i.- hereby 
transferred and made available for the 
purposes of the following item: — 
2900-27 For certain repairs and improve- 
ments in the October Mountain 
state forest, appropriation ex- 
pires June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-eight. 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 402. 283 



Service of the Registry of Motor Vehicles. 

Item 

2924 01 For the service of the registry, including not 
more than eight hundred and fifty-nine per- 
manent positions; provided, thai the in- 
cumbent on requisition number sixty-two 
thousand six hundred and twenty-two shall 
be deemed to be permanently promoted to 
the position named thereon without loss of 
seniority or other rights . . . . $31,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Safety. 

Division of State Police. 

2926-01 For the service of the division, including not 
more than six hundred and one permanent 
positions, and including as permanent the 
present incumbent appointed on requisition 
number 67762 notwithstanding the provi- 
sion of any other law to the contrary . $16,169 00 

2926-18 For the construction of a state police sub- 
station including the purchase of land, as 
authorized by chapter three hundred and 
seventy-seven of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-six, and including the cost of 
furnishings and equipment, prior appro- 
priation continued, expires June thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and fifty-eight . . 11,500 00 

2926-19 For the construction of a state police substa- 
tion on a site to be selected by the depart- 
ment to replace the present substation in 
Russell, including the purchase of land and 
the cost of furnishings and equipment, ap- 
priation expires June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-eight .... 33,000 00 

Service of the Metropolitan District Commission. 

The following items are to be paid with the 
approval of the }fetropolilan District Com- 
mission: 

2931-04 For the construction, reconstruction and im- 
provement of boulevards and parkways, in- 
cluding bridges, and including the resur- 
facing and repairing thereof, appropriation 
expires June thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and fifty-eight $1,000,000 00 

2931-06 For the maintenance of boulevards and park- 
ways, including the installation of traffic 
lights and including Bunker Hill and the 
property adjacent, and for the maintenance 
of parks, reservations and the Charles 
River basin, including the retirement of 
metropolitan police and veterans under 
the provisions of the General Laws, and in- 
cluding not more than nine hundred and 
ninety-three permanent positions; pro- 
vided, that the comptroller shall transfer 
to the Highway Fund proportions of pay- 
ments made under this item, as provided 
by section fifty-five of chapter ninety-two 
of the General Laws; and, provided fur- 
ther, that nowtithstandin^ any other pro- 
vision of law to the contrary, there shall be 



284 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 402. 



Item 



included payments totaling two hundred 
and aixty-two dollars and seventeen rents 
for certain prior-year salaries earned but 
not paid ...... 



$121,995 00 



APPROPRIATIONS MADE FROM THE VETERANS' SERVICES 

FUND. 

Service of the Commissioner of Veterans' Services. 

3501-02 Item 3501-02 of section two of chapter six 
hundred and eighty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-six is hereby 
amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following: — ; provided, that notwith- 
standing any other pro-vision of law to the 
contrary, there shall be included payments 
totaling seven hundred and seven dollars 
and twenty-eight cents for certain prior- 
year salaries earned but not paid on as- 
signment to duties by the then commis- 
sioner of veterans' services. 



Miscellaneous. 

3530-54 For the representation of the commonwealth 
at the state convention of the Veterans of 
Foreign Wars of the United States, as au- 
thorized by chapter five of the resolves of 
the current year $1,000 00 

3530-55 For the representation of the commonwealth 
at the state convention of the American 
Gold Star Mothers, as authorized by chap- 
ter eight of the resolves of the current year . 200 00 

3530-56 For the representation of the commonwealth 
at the state convention of The American 
Legion, as authorized by chapter thirteen 
of the resolves of the current year . . 1,000 00 

3530-57 For the representation of the commonwealth 
at the state convention of the Massachu- 
setts Department, Navy Mothers Clubs of 
America Inc., as authorized by chapter fif- 
teen of the resolves of the current year . 188 00 

3530-58 For the representation of the commonwealth 
at the state convention of the Jewish War 
Veterans of the United States of America, 
as authorized by chapter eighteen of the 
resolves of the current year . . 200 00 

3530-59 For the representation of the commonwealth 
at the state convention of the Army and 
Navy Union, U. S. A., as authorized by 
chapter nineteen of the resolves of the cur- 
rent year 200 00 

3530-60 For the representation of the commonwealth 
at the state convention of the Franco- 
American War Veterans, Inc., as author- 
ized by chapter twenty of the resolves of 
the current year 200 00 

3530-61 For the representation of the commonwealth 
at the state convention of the Polish Ameri- 
can Veterans of Massachusetts, Inc., as 
authorized by chapter twenty-one of the 
resolves^of the current year . . . 200 00 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 402. 285 

Item 

3530-62 For the representation of the commonwealth 
at the- state convention of the American 
Veterans of World War II, AMVETS, as 

authorized by chapter twenty-two of the 

resolves of the current year . . . $1, 000 00 



APPROPRIATION PAYABLE FROM THE STATE RECREA- 
TION AREAS FUND. 

Service of the Department of Natural Resources. 

Division of Forests and Parks. 

4010-15 The unexpended balance remaining in item 
4010-15 of section two A of chapter five 
hundred and one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six shall be available for 
expenditure during the period ending June 
thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, 
for the purposes of item 4010-15 of section 
two of chapter six hundred and eighty- 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty-four. 

APPROPRIATIONS PAYABLE FROM THE METROPOLITAN 
DISTRICT COMMISSION FUNDS. 

The following appropriations are to be as- 
sessed upon the several districts in accord- 
ance with the methods fixed by law, unless 
otherwise provided, and to be expended 
under the direction of the Metropolitan 
District Commission: 



Metropolitan Sewerage, North System. 

8702-00 For the maintenance and operation of a sys- 
tem of sewage disposal for the north metro- 
politan sewerage district, including retire- 
ment of veterans under the provisions of 
the General Laws, and including not more 
than three hundred and eighteen perma- 
nent positions for the north and south sys- 
tems, partly chargeable to this item and to 
item 8807-00 $9,500 00 



Metropolitan Water System. 

8902-00 For the maintenance and operation of the 
metropolitan water system, including the 
retirement of veterans under the pro- 
visions of the General Laws and including 
not more than five hundred and ninety- 
five permanent positions. . . . $75,000 00 



286 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 402. 



LOCAL AID APPROPRIATIONS. 

The following appropriations are for reim- 
bursements and grants to local govern- 
ments and for certain other purposes, and 
are to be in addition to any unexpended 
balance of appropriations heretofore made 
for the purpose: 

APPROPRIATIONS MADE FROM THE GENERAL FUND. 

Service of the Judiciary. 

Superior Court. 
Item 
2603-01 For reimbursing certain counties for compen- 
sation of certain special justices for services 
in holding sessions of district courts in place 
of the justice, while sitting in the superior 
court, for the year nineteen hundred and 
fifty-seven and the previous year . . $36,000 00 

Suffolk County Court House. 

2603-02 For reimbursing (he city of Boston for thirty 
per cent of the cost of maintenance of (he 
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; provided, that Ibis appropriation 
shall not be construed as fixing the specific 
amount for which the commonwealth shall 
be liable on account of said maintenance . $36,295 00 



Service of the Department of Education. 

2613-01 For the reimbursement of certain towns for 
the transportation of pupils as provided by 
law; provided, thai a sum equivalent to 
the payments under tins item shall be 
transferred to the General Fund from tin- 
receipts of the income fax . . . $297,000 00 

2613-16 This item included in item 3526-05. 

School Building Assistance Commission. 

2613-08 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 rorty-eighl as amended; pro- 
vided, that a sum equivalent to the pay- 
ments under this item shall be transferred 
to the General Fund from the receipts of 
the income tax $1,250,000 00 



APPROPRIATION MADE FROM THE VETERANS' SERVICES 

FUND. 

Service of the Department of Education. 

3526-05 For the payment of retirement assessments of 

teachers formerly in military or naval serv- 
ice, as authorized by section nine of chapter 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 402. 287 

Item 

seven hundred and eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and forty-one, as 
amended $2,000 00 

DEBT SERVICE APPROPRIATION. 

APPROPRIATION PAYABLE FROM THE STATE RECREA- 
TION AREAS FUND. 

Interest and Redemption of Debt. 

IdSl 00 For the payment of interest on certain bonded 
debt of the commonwealth, to be in addi- 
tion to any amounts otherwise available 
for the purpose $30,000 00 



DEFICIENCIES. 

For deficiencies in certain appropriations of 
previous years, in certain funds, as fol- 
lows : 

2899-00 General Fund $15,979 00 

2999-00 Highway Fund 15,459 00 

3399-00 Inland Fisheries and Game Fund . . 916 00 

3999-00 Special Assessment Fund .... 313 00 

Section 2A. For the purpose of making available for ex- 
penditure in the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifty-eight 
certain balances of appropriations which otherwise would 
revert on June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, 
the unexpended balances of the items shown below are hereby 
reappropriated : 



1722-24 


7613-05 


8602-58 


1723-23 


7617-11 


8602-61 


2202-05 


7617-16 


8602-65 


2202-22 


7618-01 


8602-84 


2220-45 


7620-02 


8602-85 


2900-10 


7629-01 


8602-86 


2900-11 


7629-03 


8602-88 


2900-13 


7629-04 


8602-89 


2900-25 


7686-01 


8602-90 


2900-26 


7717-48 


8602-91 


2900-29 


7717-54 


8702-21 


2900-31 


7722-83 


8702-22 


2900-41 


7729-92 


8702-23 


2900-48 


7786-02 


8702-25 


2900-49 


7918-86 


8702-33 


2926-07 


8601-24 


8807-22 


2931-12 


8601-30 


8807-23 


2931-52 


8601-32 


8902-29 


2931-53 


8601-34 


8902-38 


2931-56 


8602-14 


8902-39 


4010-03 


8602-30 


8902-42 


4010-08 


8602-38 


8902-49 


7613-01 


8602-57 





288 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 403, 404. 

Section 2B. For the purpose of making available for ex- 
penditure certain balances of bond issue authorizations which 
would otherwise revert on June thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and fifty-seven, and, notwithstanding the provisions of sec- 
tion fourteen of chapter twenty-nine of the General Laws, the 
unexpended balances of the bond issues shown below are 
hereby made available for expenditure until June thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and fifty-eight. 

Chapter 685 of the Acts of 1950. 

Chapter 599 of the Acts of 1951. 

Chapter 757 of the Acts of 1951. 

Chapter 771 of the Acts of 1951. 

Chapter 556 of the Acts of 1952. 

Chapter 682 of the Acts of 1955 as amended by Chapter 
574 of the Acts of 1956. 

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

Approved May 28, 1957. 

ChapAOS An Act authorizing the town of Randolph to pay a 

PENSION TO ALEXANDER WHITECROSS, A HIGHWAY EM- 
PLOYEE OF SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of promoting the public good, 
the town of Randolph is hereby authorized to pay a pension 
of two thousand dollars per annum to Alexander Whitecross, 
a highway employee of said town, upon his retirement. 

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

Approved May 29, 1957. 

ChapA04 An Act authorizing districts to appropriate money 

FOR A STABILIZATION FUND, AND INCREASING THE AMOUNT 
WHICH CITIES AND TOWNS MAY APPROPRIATE FOR SUCH 
FUNDS ESTABLISHED THEREIN. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize districts to appro- 
priate money for the establishment of a stabilization fund, 
and to increase the amount which cities and towns may 
appropriate for such funds established 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 . Section 5B of chapter 40 of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph, as 
appearing in chapter 124 of the acts of 1945, and inserting 
in place thereof the following paragraph: — For the purpose 
of creating a stabilization fund cities, towns and districts 
may appropriate in any year an amount not exceeding ten 
per cent of the amount raised in the preceding year by 
taxation of real estate and tangible personal property or 
such larger amount as may be approved by the Emergency 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 405, 406. 289 

Finance Board established under section one of chapter forty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-three. The 
aggregate amount in the fund at any time shall not exceed 
ten per cent of the assessed valuation of real estate and tangi- 
ble personal property therein in the preceding year. Any 
interest shall be added to and become a part of the fund. 

Section 2. Said section 5B of said chapter 40 is hereby 
further amended by striking out the third paragraph, as so 
appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following para- 
graph: — 

The stabilization fund may be appropriated, in a town at 
an annual town meeting by a two thirds vote, in a district at 
an annual district meeting by a two thirds vote, and in a city 
by a two thirds vote of the city council, for any purpose for 
which the town, district or city would be authorized to borrow 
money under section seven or eight of chapter forty-four or 
for such other municipal purpose as is approved by said 
Emergency Finance Board. Said board, in addition to the 
powers and duties otherwise conferred or imposed upon it, 
is authorized to perform the further duties imposed by this 
section. Approved May 29, 1957. 

Ax Act authorizing the town of Randolph to pay a ChapA05 

PENSION TO ROBERT CUTTING, THE PRESENT TAX COLLECTOR 
OF SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of promoting the public good, 
and in consideration of his long and efficient service as tax 
collector in the town of Randolph, said town is hereby author- 
ized to pay a pension of two thousand dollars per annum to 
Robert Cutting, the present tax collector of said town, upon 
his retirement. 

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

Approved May 29, 1957. 

An Act extending the powers of councils for the ChapAOQ 

AGING APPOINTED BY CITIES OR TOWNS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, which is to enable councils for the aging 
to co-ordinate forthwith programs to meet the problems of 
the aging, 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 8B of chapter 40 of the General Laws, 
inserted by section 1 of chapter 495 of the acts of 1956, is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "of", in line 2, 
the words: — co-ordinating or, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 8B. A city by ordinance or a town by by-law may 
establish a council for the aging for the purpose of co-ordinat- 



290 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 407, 408. 

ing or carrying out programs designed to meet the problems 
of the aging in co-ordination with programs of the council for 
the aging established under section seventy-three of chapter 
six. The council may appoint such clerks and other em- 
ployees as it may require. 

Section 2. Section 5 of said chapter 40 is hereby amended 
by striking out clause (49), as amended by chapter 361 of 
the acts of 1957, and inserting in place thereof the following 
clause : — 

(49) For the purpose of co-ordinating or conducting pro- 
grams dealing with problems of the aging and to promote 
facilities for the health, education, welfare and recreation of 
the aging, as authorized by section eight B, not in excess of 
one thousand dollars annually. Approved May 29, 1957. 

ChapA07 An Act to provide for parking on alternate sides of 

PUBLIC WAYS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON ON ALTERNATE 
NIGHTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 2 of chapter 263 of the acts of 1929, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the first para- 
graph the following paragraph : — 

Any rule or regulation, adopted under this section, pro- 
hibiting for any period of time between midnight of one day 
and eight o'clock in the forenoon of the next day the parking 
or standing of vehicles on the whole or any part or parts of 
one or more streets, ways, highways, roads or parkways may 
provide that it shall apply to the alternate sides thereof on 
alternate days. No warning sign need be maintained in con- 
nection with any rule or regulation so providing; nor shall 
any such rule or regulation be subject to section two of 
chapter eighty-five of the General Laws. 

Approved May 29, 1957. 

ChapA08 An Act extending the time for the acceptance by the 

CITY OF BOSTON OF AN ACT TO LIMIT BUILDINGS ACCORDING 
TO THEIR USE OR CONSTRUCTION TO SPECIFIED DISTRICTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 14 of chapter 665 of the acts of 1956 
is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the word 
"fifty-seven" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
fifty-eight, — so as to read as follows: — Section 14. Sec- 
tions one to twelve, inclusive, of this act shall take effect 
upon the acceptance of this act prior to June first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-eight, by vote of the city council of the 
city of Boston, subject to the provisions of its charter, but 
not otherwise. Section thirteen of this act shall take effect 
at the same time as the zoning regulation originally divid- 
ing the city of Boston into districts under this act and es- 
tablishing the regulations and restrictions to be enforced 
in said districts takes effect; provided, that the zoning regu- 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 409. 291 

lation originally dividing the city of Boston into districts 
under this act and establishing the regulations and restric- 
tions to be enforced in said districts shall, after its adoption, 
be reported by the zoning commission to the general court 
by riling the same with the clerk of the senate and shall not 
take effect until twelve months have expired after it is so 
filed. 

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

Approved May 29, 1957. 



An Act authorizing the board of trustees of the new 
bedford institute of technology to establish and 
manage the research foundation of the new bedford 
institute of technology. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 74 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 46 A the following section : — Section 
4-6B. New Bedford Institute of Technology may establish 
and manage, under such regulations as the board of trustees 
may from time to time prescribe, the Research Foundation 
of New Bedford Institute of Technology, for the purpose of 
promoting research at New Bedford Institute of Technology 
by obtaining, administering or disposing of patents or in- 
ventions resulting from such research or otherwise and de- 
voting the income therefrom to further research, beneficial 
to the New Bedford Institute of Technology and to the 
commonwealth. The Research Foundation of New Bedford 
Institute of Technology may (1) receive and hold in separate 
custody gifts, bequests and devises of real or personal 
property; (2) receive and hold in separate custody compen- 
sation or reimbursement resulting from inventions, patents, 
contractual or other research, the conducting of tests for 
outside agencies or other funds that may be acceptable to 
the Foundation; (3) disburse funds so acquired for purposes 
of instruction, research, tests, invention, discovery, develop- 
ment or engineering consistent herewith; (4) obtain, admin- 
ister and dispose of patents, assignments, grants, licenses or 
other rights and hold the same in separate custody; (5) 
make assignments, grants, licenses, or other disposal, equi- 
tably in the public interest, of any rights owned, acquired or 
controlled by the Foundation in or to inventions, discoveries, 
patent applications or patents, and to charge therefor and 
collect and to incorporate in funds in the custody of the 
Foundation reasonable compensation in such form as the 
board of trustees may determine; and (6) execute contracts 
with employees or others for the purpose of carrying out the 
provisions hereof and permitting such employees or others 
to share in the net proceeds of such contracts as the board 
of trustees shall determine. 

The funds of said Foundation shall be subject to annual 
audit by the state auditor. No activities, specified in the 
foregoing, shall be undertaken by said Foundation which in 



ChapAOV 



292 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 410, 411. 

the opinion of the board of trustees will be likely to interfere 
with the regular, efficient and proper exercise of the functions 
of said institute. In conducting contractual or other re- 
search, tests or similar activities, said Foundation shall give 
preference to citizens of and to corporations organized under 
the laws of the commonwealth. 

The board of trustees shall prescribe and enforce such 
regulations as it may deem necessary, with regard to the 
ownership of inventions developed with the use of facilities 
of the institute by students, research fellows, staff members, 
faculty or other persons, the transfer of such inventions, or 
patent applications or patents resulting therefrom, to the 
Foundation, the amount of the respective shares of the 
inventor, the institute, and the Foundation in the proceeds 
therefrom, and the arbitrating of any and all disagreements 
involving the same. Approved May 29, 1957. 

ChapAlO An Act authorizing the board of trustees of the new 

BEDFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TO GRANT SUCH 
HONORARY DOCTORATES AS THEY MAY DETERMINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 74 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 42 A the following section : — Section 
42 B. The board of trustees of the New Bedford Institute 
of Technology may grant such honorary doctorates as they 
may determine. Approved May 29, 1957. 

Chap All An Act providing for the establishment of a right of 

WAY FOR PUBLIC ACCESS TO GOOSE POND IN THE TOWNS OF 
LEE AND TYRINGHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The county commissioners of Berkshire county 
are hereby authorized and directed to lay out a right of way 
for public access to Goose pond in the towns of Lee and 
Tyringham in accordance with plans to be approved by the 
department of public works and showing the location and 
dimensions of such right of way. If it is necessary to acquire 
land for the 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 
commissioners and that no entry or possession for the pur- 
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. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 412, 413. 293 

Section 2. The town of Lee or the town of Tyringham, 
or both of said towns, depending on the location adopted, 
may from time to time make specific repairs on or improve 
such righl i^i way to such extent as it may deem necessary, 
hut neither the county of Berkshire nor any city or town 
therein shall be required to keep such right of way in repair, 
nor shall they he liable for injury sustained by persons travel- 
ling 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 commis- 
sioners in connection with such right of way shall be borne 
by the county of Berkshire, or by such cities and towns 
therein, ami 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 June 4, 1957. 

Ax Act validating the action of the annual town Ch(iwA\2 

MEETING OF THE TOWN OF NANTUCKET IN APPROPRIATING 
A SUM OF MONEY FOR THE PURCHASE OF SHEEP COMMONS 
AND SHARES IN PLAINS AND SMOOTH HUMMOCKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The action of the inhabitants of the town of 
Nantucket at its annual town meeting held on February 
nineteenth, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven in voting to 
raise and appropriate the sum of forty-five hundred dollars 
to purchase a block of 570 and 27/100 sheep commons and 9 
shares in Plains and Smooth Hummocks and a block of 29 
sheep commons, from the estate of Franklin E. Smith and 
the Nantucket Cranberry Co. for the purpose of the town 
acquiring the controlling interest in the Great Ponds, Pro- 
prietor's roads and all remaining Common and undivided 
lands is hereby validated and confirmed. 

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

Approved June 4, 1957. 

An Act relative to the rights of the surviving spouse Chav 413 

OF A VETERAN ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT WHO DIED 
PRIOR TO APPLYING THEREFOR OR, WHO, HAVING EXER- 
CISED AN OPTION FOR THE BENEFIT OF HIS SURVIVING 
SPOUSE, DIED BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF HIS RE- 
TIREMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 58B of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as amended 
by section 1 of chapter 113 of the acts of 1957, is hereby 



294 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 414. 

further amended by adding at the end the following para- 
graph : — 

If a veteran entitled to be retired under the provisions of 
section fifty-eight dies before making written application for 
such retirement, or, having exercised the option provided by 
this section, dies before the effective date of his retirement, 
his widow shall receive an annual allowance consisting of two 
thirds of the actuarial equivalent to which said veteran would 
have been entitled had his retirement allowance been com- 
puted under the provisions of this section as of the date of 
death of said veteran, and payable from the same source. 

Approved June 4, 1957. 



ChapA14i An Act authorizing the city of Gloucester to appro- 
priate MONEY FOR THE PAYMENT OF AND TO PAY A CERTAIN 
UNPAID BILL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . For the purpose of discharging a moral obliga- 
tion, the city of Gloucester is hereby authorized to appropri- 
ate money for the payment of, and after such appropriation 
the treasurer of said city is hereby authorized to pay, an un- 
paid bill incurred by said city, totalling nine hundred dollars, 
to Morris Pett, city physician, for services rendered to said 
city in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-six, which bill is 
legally unenforceable against said city by reason of said serv- 
ices not having been engaged pursuant to provisions of the 
General Laws and having been incurred in the absence of 
available appropriation. 

Section 2. No bill shall be approved by the 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 pen- 
alties of perjury that the services for which bills have been 
submitted were ordered by an official or an employee of said 
city, and that such services were rendered to said city. 

Section 3. Any person who knowingly files a certificate 
required by section two, which is false, and who thereby re- 
ceives payment for services which were not 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 acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Gloucester, in accordance 
with the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved June 4, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 415, 416. 295 



An Act relative to the time when provisions of the Chap Alb 

CONTRIBUTORY RETIREMENT LAW SHALL BECOME OPERA- 
TIVE FOR EMPLOYEES OF CERTAIN REDEVELOPMENT AU- 
THORITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Paragraph (a) of subdivision (5) of section 28 of chapter 32 
of the General Laws, as amended by section 2 of chapter 150 
of the acts of 1957, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "certificate", in line 18, the words: — ; pro- 
vided, however, that in the case of a redevelopment authority 
established in a city or town having a housing authority which 
has accepted the provisions of sections one to twenty-eight, 
inclusive, said certificate shall be to the effect that such 
sections shall become operative for the employees of such 
redevelopment authority upon the receipt of such certificate. 

Approved June 4, 1957. 



Ax Act authorizing the city of haverhill to appro- 
priate MONEY FOR THE PAYMENT OF AND TO PAY CERTAIN 
BILLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Haverhill is hereby authorized to 
appropriate money for the payment of, and after such appro- 
priation the treasurer of said city is hereby authorized to pay 
an unpaid bill due to the Haverhill Electric Company for 
street lighting services rendered by said company to the city 
of Haverhill in the month of December, nineteen hundred 
and fifty-five, in the sum of five thousand two hundred and 
twenty-one dollars and eighty-nine cents, which sum is now 
legally unenforceable against said city by reason of its having 
been incurred in excess of available appropriations. 

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 services for which bills have 
been submitted were ordered by an official or an employee 
of said city, and that such services were rendered to said city. 

Section 3. Any person who knowingly files a certificate 
required by section two, which is false, and who thereby 
received payment for services which were not 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. Approved June 4, 1957. 



Chap.416 



296 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 417, 418. 

Chap. 417 An Act exempting certain handicapped persons from 

CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE PARKING FEES AND PENALTIES 
AND PROVIDING A DISTINCTIVE NUMBER PLATE FOR THE 
MOTOR VEHICLE OF A HANDICAPPED PERSON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 22 of chapter 40 of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out the last paragraph, as 
amended by section 1 of chapter 458 of the acts of 1955, and 
inserting in place thereof the following paragraph : — 

No penalty shall be imposed upon any disabled veteran or 
handicapped person, whose vehicle bears the distinctive num- 
ber plates authorized by section two of chapter ninet}', for 
parking such vehicle on any way for a longer period of time 
than permitted by said ordinances, by-laws, rules or orders. 

Section 2. Section 22A of said chapter 40 is hereby 
amended by striking out the sentence added by section 2 of 
chapter 644 of the acts of 1949, and inserting in place thereof 
the following sentence : — No fee shall be exacted and no pen- 
alty shall be imposed for the parking of any vehicle owned and 
driven by a disabled veteran or by a handicapped person and 
bearing the distinctive number plates authorized by section 
two of chapter ninety. 

Section 3. Said section 22A of said chapter 40 is hereby 
further amended by striking out the last sentence, added 
by section 2 of chapter 458 of the acts of 1955. 

Section 4. The seventh paragraph of section 2 of chap- 
ter 90 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out the last five sentences, added by section 3 of chapter 458 
of the acts of 1955, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing two sentences: — The registrar may also furnish plates 
of a distinctive type or types for a pleasure passenger vehicle 
owned and operated by any person who has suffered the loss 
or permanent loss of use of one or both feet, or of both hands. 
The registrar may determine such standards of disability 
and of qualification for the issuance of said plates as he deems 
proper. Approved June 4, 1957. 

ChapAlS An Act relative to real estate taxes assessed to a 

PERSON OTHER THAN THE PERSON APPEARING OF RECORD 
AS THE OWNER THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 11 of chapter 59 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the last paragraph, added by chapter 
397 of the acts of 1956, and inserting in place thereof the 
following paragraph: — 

Whenever the assessors of any town assess a tax on real 
estate to a person other than the person appearing of record, 
in the records of the county, or of the disl rict, if such county 
is divided into districts, where the estate lies, as owner on 
January first, such assessors shall, if the tax is a lien upon 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 419, 420. 297 

such real estate under section thirty-seven of chapter sixty, 
unless the commissioner shall certify that the assessors by 
reasonable diligence cannot ascertain the name of the person 
so appearing of record, include in such assessment the name 
of the person so appearing of record without imposing upon 
him personal liability for the tax. 

Approved June 4, 1957. 

an Act authorizing the commissioner of public safety Chap 419 

TO ACQUIRE CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF YARMOUTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The commissioner of public safety, on behalf of the com- 
monwealth, may take by eminent domain, under chapter 
seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase 
or otherwise, certain land in the town of Yarmouth adjacent 
to the state police barracks in said town, bounded and de- 
scribed as follows: — Beginning at the junction of state high- 
way Route 28 and Davis road; thence running 195.09 feet 
northeasterly, along said Route 28 to land now of the com- 
monwealth; thence northwesterly 200 feet by land of the 
commonwealth; thence northeasterly 84.09 feet by land of 
the commonwealth; thence northwesterly 89.34 feet to Wood 
road; thence running along the easterly side of Wood road 
316.12 feet to Davis road; thence running southerly 27.44 
feet to the point of beginning. Containing approximately 
28,652 square feet of land more or less. Said commissioner 
is hereby authorized to make such improvements on said 
land as he deems desirable. For the purposes of this act said 
commissioner may expend such sums as may be appropriated 
therefor. Approved June 5, 1957. 

An Act validating the election, acts and proceedings ChavA20 
OF the cemetery commissioners of the town of dart- 
mouth. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The acts and proceedings of the inhabitants 
of the town of Dartmouth heretofore done or taken, and in 
any manner relating to the election of cemetery commis- 
sioners of said town, and all acts done in pursuance thereof 
are hereby ratified, confirmed and validated, notwithstand- 
ing the fact that the provisions of sections twenty-two to 
twenty-six, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and fourteen 
of the General Laws had not been accepted by said town 
at the time of said election. 

Section 2. All acts and proceedings of the cemetery 
commissioners of the town of Dartmouth, and of the officers 
thereof, heretofore done or taken are hereby ratified, con- 
firmed and validated. 

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

Approved June 7, 1957. 



298 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 421, 422, 423. 

ChapA21 An Act validating and confirming the action taken by 

THE VOTERS OF THE TOWN OF MEDWAY UPON A CERTAIN 
QUESTION NOT APPEARING IN THE TOWN WARRANT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The action of the voters of the town of Med- 
way taken at the annual town meeting held in said town on 
February eleventh, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, on 
the following question which appeared on the official ballot 
used at said meeting as follows: — "Shall Chapter 32B of 
the General Laws, authorizing any county, city, town or 
district, to provide a plan of group life insurance, group 
accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and group 
general or blanket hospital, surgical and medical insurance 
for certain persons in the service of such county, city, town 
or district and their dependents, be accepted by the town?", 
is hereby ratified and confirmed notwithstanding the fact 
that warning that such vote was to be taken by ballot was 
not given in the warrant for said meeting. 

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

Approved June 7, 1957. 



Chap .422 An Act authorizing the town of provincetown to 

APPROPRIATE MONEY IN CONNECTION WITH THE CELEBRA- 
TION AND RECEPTION OF THE MAYFLOWER II. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Provincetown is hereby author- 
ized to appropriate a sum of money not to exceed three 
thousand dollars, to be expended for entertainment and other 
events in connection with the proposed celebration and re- 
ception of the Mayflower II in the years nineteen hundred 
and fifty-seven and nineteen hundred and fifty-eight. The 
money so appropriated shall be disbursed under the direction 
of the town manager. 

Section 2. Any action taken by a town meeting in the 
current year pursuant to authority contained in section one 
of this act shall be valid and effective as though this act 
were in effect at the time of the posting of the warrant for 
said meeting. 

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

Approved June 7, 1957. 

Chap. 423 An Act to provide for the elimination of weeds in 

FURNACE POND IN THE TOWN OF PEMBROKE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The division of waterways in the department 
of public works is hereby authorized and directed to elim- 
inate the weed growth in Furnace pond, a great pond, in the 
town of Pembroke. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 424, 425, 426. 299 

Section 2. For the purposes of this act said division 
may expend such sums as may be appropriated therefor. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 7, 1957. 



An Act relative to the retirement of edwin b. saul. Chap 424 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of general or 
special law, and notwithstanding any action taken by the 
retirement board of the town of Lexington, said board shall 
reinstate Edwin B. Saul as a member in service and shall 
cancel his status as a member inactive of the retirement sys- 
tem of said town from August fifteenth, nineteen hundred 
and fifty-six; provided, that said Edwin B. Saul repays to 
said town the total amount paid to him as a retirement al- 
lowance. 

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

Approved June 7, 1957. 



Ax Act authorizing the newton theological institution ChavA25 

TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 72 of the acts of 1894 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 1, as amended by section 1 
of chapter 104 of the acts of 1914, and inserting in place 
thereof the following section : — Section 1 . The Newton 
Theological Institution is hereby authorized to hold personal 
estate to an amount not exceeding ten million dollars in value, 
and real estate to an amount not exceeding five million dol- 
lars in value. 

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

Approved June 7, 1957. 



An Act relative to discrimination because of race, C^av 426 

COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR ANCESTRY IN 
PUBLICLY ASSISTED HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 151B of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by adding after subsection 8, 
added by section 2 of chapter G97 of the acts of 1950, the 
following three subsections: — 

9. The term "housing accommodation" includes any 
building, structure or portion thereof which is used or occu- 
pied or is intended, arranged or designed to be used or occu- 
pied, as the home, residence or sleeping place of one or more 
human beings. 

10. The term "publicly assisted housing accommodations" 
includes all housing accommodations in 



300 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 426. 

(a) housing constructed after July first, nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty, and 

(1) which is exempt in whole or in part from taxes levied 
by the commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions; 

(2) which is constructed on land sold below cost by the 
commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions or any 
agency thereof, pursuant to the federal housing act of nine- 
teen hundred and forty-nine; 

(3) which is constructed in whole or in part on property 
acquired or assembled by the commonwealth or any of its 
political subdivisions or any agency thereof through the 
power of condemnation or otherwise for the purpose of such 
construction; or 

(4) for the acquisition, construction, repair or main- 
tenance of which the commonwealth or any of its political 
subdivisions or any agency thereof supplies funds or other 
financial assistance; 

(b) housing which is located in a multiple dwelling, the 
acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, repair or mainte- 
nance of which is, after October first, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-seven, financed in whole or in part by a loan, whether 
or not secured by a mortgage, the repayment of which is 
guaranteed or insured by the federal government or any 
agency thereof; provided, that such a housing accommoda- 
tion shall be deemed to be publicly assisted only during the 
life of such loan and such guaranty or insurance; and 

(c) housing which is offered for sale, lease or rental by a 
person who owns or otherwise controls the sale of the same, 
and which is part of a parcel of ten or more housing accom- 
modations located on land that is contiguous, exclusive of 
public streets, if (1) the acquisition, construction, rehabili- 
tation, repair or maintenance of such housing accommoda- 
tions is after October first, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, 
financed in whole or in part by a loan whether or not secured 
by a mortgage, the repayment of which is guaranteed or in- 
sured by the federal government or any agency thereof; 
provided, that such a housing accommodation shall be 
deemed to be publicly assisted only during the life of such 
loan and guaranty or insurance; or (2) a commitment is- 
sued by a government agency after October first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-seven, is outstanding that acquisition of 
such housing accommodations may be financed in whole or 
in part by a loan, whether or not secured by a mortgage, the 
repayment of which is guaranteed or insured by the federal 
government or any agency thereof. 

11. The term "multiple dwelling" means a dwelling which 
is usually occupied for permanent residence purposes and 
which is either rented, leased, let or hired out, to be occu- 
pied as the residence or home of three or more families living 
independently of each other. A "multiple dwelling" shall 
not be deemed to include a hospital, convent, monastery, 
asylum or public institution, or a fireproof building used 
wholly for commercial purposes except for not more than 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 426. 301 

one janitor's apartment and not more than one penthouse 
occupied by not more than two families. The term "family", 
as used herein, means (a) a person occupying a dwelling and 
maintaining a household either alone or with not more than 
four boarders, roomers or lodgers; or (b) two or more per- 
sons occupying a dwelling, cither living together and main- 
taining a common household, or living together and main- 
taining a common household with not more than four board- 
ers, roomers or lodgers. A "boarder", "roomer" or "lodger" 
residing with a family means a person living within the 
household who pays a consideration for such residence and 
does not occupy such space within the household as an in- 
cident of employment therein. 

Section 2. Section 4 of said chapter 151B is hereby 
amended by striking out, in line 1, as appearing in section 4 
of chapter 368 of the acts of 1946, the word "employment", 
— and by inserting after subsection 5, as so appearing, the 
following subsection: — 

6. For the owner, lessee, sublessee, assignee or managing 
agent of publicly assisted housing accommodations or other 
person having the right of ownership or possession or right 
to rent or lease such accommodations: — 

(a) to refuse to rent or lease or otherwise to deny to or 
withhold from any person or group of persons such accom- 
modations because of the race, creed, color or national origin 
of such person or persons; 

(6) to discriminate against any person because of his 
race, creed, color or national origin in the terms, conditions 
or privileges of such accommodations or in the furnishing 
of facilities or services in connection therewith; or 

(c) to cause to be made any written or oral inquiry or 
record concerning the race, creed, color or national origin of 
a person seeking to rent or lease any such accommodation. 

Section 3. Said section 4 of said chapter 151B is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end the following para- 
graph : — 

Nothing herein contained shall be construed to bar any 
religious or denominational institution or organization, or 
any organization operated for charitable or educational pur- 
poses, which is operated, supervised or controlled by or in 
connection with a religious organization, from limiting ad- 
mission to or giving preference to persons of the same religion 
or denomination or from making such selection as is cal- 
culated by such organization to promote the religious prin- 
ciples for which it is established or maintained. 

Section 4. Section 5 of said chapter 151B, as amended 
by section 4 of chapter 479 of the acts of 1950, is hereby fur- 
ther amended by striking out, in lines 2, 10, 18, 31, 72, 78 
and 89 and 90, the word "employment". 

Section 5. Section 6 of said chapter 151B is hereby 
amended by striking out, in lines 7 and 10, as appearing in 
section 4 of chapter 368 of the acts of 1946, the word "em- 
ployment". 



302 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 427, 428, 429. 

Section 6. Subdivision 4 of section 1 of said chapter 
15 IB, as appearing in section 4 of chapter 368 of the acts of 
1946, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1 and in 
line 2, the word "employment". Approved June 7, 1957. 

Chap .427 An Act increasing the amount of pension of certain 

RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS AND FIRE FIGHTERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The amount of pension of every retired police 
officer and fire fighter who, at the time of his retirement had 
attained age sixty and had at least twenty years of creditable 
service, and the amount of pension of every police officer 
and fire fighter, retired for disability incurred through no 
fault of his own in the actual performance of his duties, shall 
be increased by three hundred dollars; provided, however, 
that the total annual amount of any such pension as so 
increased shall not exceed twenty-five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
in a city having a Plan D or Plan E charter, by the affirma- 
tive vote of a majority of all the members of the city council; 
in a city not having such a charter by vote of the city council, 
subject to the provisions of the charter of such city; and in a 
town, by a majority vote at a town meeting. 

Approved June 7, 1957. 

Chap. 428 An Act providing for the collection and dissemina- 
tion BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE OF DATA AND 
STATISTICS AS TO THE PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF 
HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 2 of chapter 128 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out paragraph (d), as appearing in the 
Tercentenary Edition, and inserting in place thereof the 
following paragraph: — 

(d) Collect and disseminate data and statistics as to the 
food, flowers and other horticultural products produced, 
marketed, stored or held within the commonwealth, with the 
quantities available from time to time and the location 
thereof. Approved June 7, 1957. 

Chap. 429 An Act relative to the time for the payment of the 

INHERITANCE TAX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 65 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 7, as appearing in the Ter- 
centenary Edition, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing section: — Section 7. Taxes imposed by this chapter 
upon property or interests therein, passing by will or by 
laws regulating intestate succession, shall be payable to the 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 430. 303 

commissioner by the executors, administrators or trustees 
at the expiration of fifteen months after the death of the 
decedent; except that in all cases where there shall be a 
devise, descent or bequest to take effect in possession or 
come into actual enjoyment after the expiration of one or 
more life estates or of a term of 3 r ears, the taxes thereon 
shall be payable by the executors, administrators or trustees 
in office when such right of possession accrues, or, if there is 
no such executor, administrator or trustee, by the persons 
so entitled thereto, at the expiration of one year from the 
date when the right of possession accrues to the persons so 
entitled. 

If the probate court, acting under section thirteen of 
chapter one hundred and ninety-seven, has ordered the 
executor or administrator to retain funds to satisfy a claim 
of a creditor, the payment of the tax may be suspended by 
the court to await trie disposition of such claim. 

Taxes imposed by this chapter upon property or interests 
therein, passing by deed, grant or gift to take effect in pos- 
session or enjoyment after the death of the grantor or donor, 
or upon beneficial interests arising or accruing by survivor- 
ship in any form of joint ownership, shall be payable by the 
grantee, donee or survivor at the expiration of fifteen months 
from the date when his right of possession or enjoyment 
accrues. Taxes imposed by this chapter upon property or 
interests therein passing by deed, grant or gift made in 
contemplation of death shall be payable by the grantee or 
donee at the expiration of fifteen months after the death of 
the grantor or donor. 

In case of any deed, grant or gift of a life interest or term 
of years, the donee for life or years shall pay a tax only on 
the value of his interest, and the donee of the future interest 
shall pay his tax one year from the date when his right of 
possession or enjoyment accrues. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect with respect to 
taxable years commencing after December thirty-first, nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-six. Approved June 7, 1957. 

An Act further defining the eligibility of dependent QJi a >n 430 

CHILDREN FOR AID. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 118 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 1, as most recently amended by chapter 
463 of the acts of 1952, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section : — Section 1 . The following words and 
phrases as used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise 
requires, shall have the following meanings: — 

"Dependent child", a child under the age of eighteen 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 



304 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 431, 432. 

one or more of such relatives as his or their own home, 
whether or not they or any of them have a settlement 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, in- 
cluding those of the half blood, except cousins who are more 
distantly related than first cousins; adoptive relative of 
equal propinquity to the foregoing; and spouses of any such 
persons. 

"Aid to dependent children", money payments with 
respect to, or medical care in behalf of, a dependent child or 
dependent children. 

"Department", the department of public welfare. 

Approved June 7, 1957. 

ChapASl An Act providing that cities and towns may borrow 

OUTSIDE THE DEBT LIMIT FOR THE ENLARGEMENT, IM- 
PROVEMENT OR PROTECTION OF PUBLIC AIRPORTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 8 of chapter 44 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out clause (13), as most recently 
amended by section 4 of chapter 298 of the acts of 1947, and 
inserting in place thereof the following clause : — 

(13) For the acquisition, construction, establishment, en- 
largement, improvement or protection of public airports, 
including the acquisition of land, ten years; but the out- 
standing indebtedness so incurred shall not exceed one 
per cent of the last preceding assessed valuation of the city 
or town. The proceeds of indebtedness incurred hereunder 
may be expended for the acquisition, construction, estab- 
lishment, enlargement, improvement or protection of such an 
airport, including the acquisition of land, jointly by two or 
more municipalities. Approved June 7, 1957. 

ChapAS2 An Act relative to computing the time for the giving 

OF CERTAIN NOTICES CONCERNING HEARINGS TO CIVIL 
SERVICE EMPLOYEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 43 of chapter 31 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out paragraph (a), as most recently 
amended by section 1 of chapter 429 of the acts of 1949, and 
inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: — 

(a) Every person holding office or employment under per- 
manent appointment in the official or labor service of the 
commonwealth, or of any county, city or town thereof, shall 
have unlimited tenure of office or employment, subject to the 
provisions of this chapter and the rules made thereunder. 
He shall not be discharged, removed, suspended for a period 
exceeding five days, laid off, transferred from such office or 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 433, 434. 305 

employment without his consent, lowered in rank or com- 
pensation, nor shall his office or position be abolished, except 
for just cause and for reasons specifically given him in writing, 
together with a copy of sections forty-three and forty-five. 
Before aii3 r action affecting employment or compensation re- 
ferred to in the preceding sentence is taken, the officer or 
employee shall be given a full hearing before the appointing 
authority, of which hearing he shall have at least three days' 
written notice, from the appointing authority, except in cases 
of separation from service in the official or labor service, re- 
sulting from lack of work or lack of money or from abolition 
of positions, in which case at least seven days' written notice 
of hearing shall be given by the appointing authority. Within 
two days after completion of said hearing, the appointing 
authority shall give to the employee affected a written notice 
of his decision, stating fully and specifically the reasons 
therefor. Approved June 7, 1957. 

An Act naming a hospital building at the wrentham Cha?)A33 

STATE SCHOOL FOR A FORMER SUPERINTENDENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The new hospital building at the Wrentham State School 
shall be known as the C. Stanley Raymond Hospital Build- 
ing, in honor of Dr. C. Stanley Raymond who retired from 
the service of the commonwealth on June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-four after serving more than twenty-two 
years as superintendent of said hospital. 

Approved June 7, 1957. 

An Act to extend the time within which applications QJiaj) 434 

FOR ABATEMENT OF THE CORPORATION EXCISE TAX MAY 
BE FILED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 63 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 51, as most recently amended 
by section 2 of chapter 515 of the acts of 1954, and inserting 
in place thereof the following section: — Section 51. If the 
tax shown on the return filed by any corporation pursuant 
to section thirty-five or section forty is believed by it to be 
excessive, such corporation may apply to the commission 
for abatement thereof at any time within three years from 
the last day for filing such return, determined without regard 
to any extension of time. Any corporation aggrieved by 
the assessment of a tax under sections thirty to fifty, inclu- 
sive, may apply to the commission for an abatement thereof 
at any time within two years after the date upon which the 
notice of assessment is sent. If after a hearing or otherwise 
the commission finds that the tax is excessive in amount or 
that the corporation assessed is not subject thereto, it shall 
abate it in whole or in part accordingly. If the tax has been 



306 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 435. 

paid the state treasurer shall repay to the corporation as- 
sessed the amount of such abatement, with interest thereon 
at the rate of six per cent per annum from the time when it 
was paid. Any corporation aggrieved by the refusal of the 
commission to abate a tax in whole or in part under this 
section may appeal in the manner provided by section 
seventy-one. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect with respect to tax- 
able years commencing after December thirty-first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six. Approved June 7, 1957. 

ChapAS5 An Act to clarify the income tax law with regard to 

THE FILING OF JOINT RETURNS FOR THE YEAR IN WHICH 
ONE OF THE SPOUSES DIES AND EXTENDING THE PRIVILEGE 
OF FILING JOINT RETURNS TO CERTAIN NON-RESIDENT 
TAXPAYERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The first paragraph of subsection (/) of sec- 
tion 5 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as appearing in 
section 5 of chapter 679 of the acts of 1954, is hereby amended 
by striking out the third sentence and inserting in place 
thereof the following sentence : — No exemption shall be 
allowed under this subsection to any inhabitant who is en- 
titled under section twenty-two to file a joint return of 
income received during the preceding calendar year unless 
such a joint return is filed. 

Section 2. Section 22 of said chapter 62 is hereby 
amended by striking out the second paragraph, added by 
section 1 of chapter 648 of the acts of 1954, and inserting in 
place thereof the following paragraph : — 

A husband and wife may make a single return jointly of 
income taxes under this chapter, even though one of the 
spouses has neither income nor deductions, provided that 
their taxable years begin on the same day and either end on 
the same day or end on different days solely because of the 
death of either or both. Such return shall be known as a 
joint return, shall include the income and exemptions of both 
spouses and each spouse shall be jointly and severally liable 
for the entire tax. 

Section 3. The third paragraph of said section 22 of 
chapter 62, added by section 4 of chapter 780 of the acts of 
1955, is hereby amended by adding at the end the following 
sentence: — The provisions relating to the filing of a joint 
return by a husband and wife shall apply equally to non- 
resident spouses liable for the filing of returns under this 
section. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect with respect to tax- 
able years commencing after December thirty-first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six. Approved June 7, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 436, 437, 438. 307 

An Act authorizing cities and towns to require owners (Jfi a7) 435 

OF EXCAVATED LAND TO ERECT BARRIERS OR TAKE OTHER ^' 
SUITABLE MEASURES TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC SAFETY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 21 of chapter 40 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out clause (19), as amended by chapter 
24 of the acts of 1955, and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing clause: — 

(19) For requiring owners of land which has been ex- 
cavated to erect barriers or take other suitable measures 
within five days after such owners have been notified in 
writing by the mayor or city manager and the city council, 
or by the selectmen, of the city or town in which the land is 
located that in their opinion such excavation constitutes a 
hazard to public safety. The penalty for violation of any 
ordinance or by-law made hereunder shall not exceed two 
hundred dollars. The superior court shall have jurisdiction 
in equity to compel compliance with any ordinance or by-law 
made under the provisions of this section. Notwithstanding 
the foregoing, no person shall be found guilty of a violation of 
such an ordinance or by-law, nor shall a person be compelled 
in equity to comply therewith unless, in the opinion of the 
court, such excavation constituted a hazard. 

Approved June 7, 1957. 



An Act extending the exemption applicable to un- 
earned INCOME TO BENEFICIARIES OF ESTATES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 12A of chapter 62 of the General 
Laws, inserted by section 6 of chapter 679 of the acts of 
1954, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence 
and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — 
For any beneficiary whose exemption provided under sub- 
section (h) of section one exceeds said beneficiary's income 
of the classes described in subsections (a), (6), (c) and (e) 
of section one for the preceding calendar year, a fiduciary 
may, upon application by such beneficiary, claim an ex- 
emption in the amount of such excess. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect with respect to tax- 
able years commencing after December thirty-first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six. Approved June 7, 1967. 

An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 
nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, 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 follows: 

Section 1. To provide for the maintenance of the several 
departments, boards, commissions and institutions, of sun- 



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dry other services, and for certain permanent improvements, 
and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth 
in section two, for the several purposes and subject to the 
conditions specified in said section two, are hereby appro- 
priated from the funds designated in said section, subject 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-eight, in this act 
referred to as the year nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, or 
for such period as may be specified. 
Section 2. 



STATE PURPOSES APPROPRIATIONS. 

APPROPRIATIONS MADE FROM THE GENERAL FUND. 



Service of the Legislature. 



Senate. 
Item 

0101-01 For the compensation of senators, prior ap- 
propriation continued .... 

0101-02 For the salary of the clerk of the senate 

0101-03 For the salary of the assistant clerk of the 
senate ....... 

0101-04 For clerical assistance to the clerk of the 
senate, including not more than two per- 
manent positions ..... 

0101-05 For the salary of the chaplain of the senate . 

0101-06 For personal services of the counsel to the 
senate and assistants, including not more 
than four permanent positions 

0101-07 For clerical and other assistance to the senate 
committee on rules, including not more 
than seven permanent positions 

0101-30 For expenses of senators, including travel, 
prior appropriation continued . 

0101-51 For stationery for the senate, purchased by 
and with the approval of the clerk . 

0101-52 For expenses of the committee on rules on the 
part of the senate ..... 

0101-53 For expenses of the counsel to the senate 

0101-54 For expenses of the senate clerk's office 

0101-56 For the expenses of the senate committee on 
ways and means, including not more than 
three permanent positions, prior appropria- 
tion continued ..... 

0101-60 For traveling and such other expenses of the 
committees of the senate as may be author- 
ized by order of the senate 

Total 



$221,000 00 
12,000 00 

9,500 00 



12,480 00 
3,960 00 



37,140 00 



31,630 00 


30,800 00 


600 00 


2,500 00 

1,000 00 

200 00 


18,000 00 


1,000 00 


$381,810 00 



House of Representatives. 

0102-01 For the compensation of representatives, 

prior appropriation continued . . . $1,263,600 00 

0102-02 For the salary of the clerk of the house of 

representatives ..... 12,000 00 

0102-03 For the salary of the assistant clerk of the 

house of representatives .... 9,500 00 



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309 



Item 

0102-04 For clerical assistance to the clerk of the 
house of representatives, including not 
more than four permanent positions . $22,610 00 

0102-05 For the salary of the chaplain of the house of 

representatives ..... 3,900 00 

0102 06 For persona] services of the counsel to the 
house of representatives and assistants, in- 
cluding not more than seven permanent 
positions 71,810 00 

0102-07 For clerical and other assistance to the house 
committee on rules, including not more 
than twelve permanent positions . . 57,700 00 

0102-08 For clerical and other assistance to the house 
committee on ways and means, including 
not more than seven permanent positions, 
prior appropriation continued . . . 41,010 00 

0102-30 For expenses of representatives, including 

travel, prior appropriation continued . 171,000 00 

0102-51 For stationery for the house of representa- 
tives, purchased by and with the approval 
of the clerk .... 1,300 00 

0102-52 For expenses of the committee on rules on 

the part of the house of representatives . 5,000 00 

0102-53 For expenses of the counsel to the house of 

representatives ...... 1,500 00 

0102-54 For expenses of the clerk's office, house of 

representatives ..... 500 00 

0102-56 For expenses of the house committee on ways 

and means, prior appropriation continued 15,000 00 

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 ..... 2,000 00 

Total $1,678,550 00 



Sergeant-at-Arms. 

0103-01 For the salary of the sergeant-at-arms . $8,705 00 

0103-02 For clerical and other assistance employed by 
the sergeant-at-arms, including not more 
than six permanent positions . . . 33,115 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 posi- 
tions 14,640 00 

0103-04 For the salaries of assistant doorkeepers of 
the senate and house of representatives and 
of general court officers, with the approval 
of the sergeant-at-arms, including not more 
than thirty-six permanent positions . 178,614 00 

0103-05 For compensation of the pages of the senate 
and house of representatives, with the ap- 
proval of the sergeant-at-arms, including 
not more than twenty-four permanent posi- 
tions . . . . . . 47,720 00 

0103-06 For the salaries of clerks employed in the 
legislative document room, including not 
more than three permanent positions 27,060 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, prior 
appropriation continued . . . 15,000 00 



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Item 

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 Bergeant-at-arms 

Total 



$200 00 



$325,054 00 



Legislative Research Council. 

0104-01 For expenses of the legislative research coun- 
cil, prior appropriation continued . $1,000 00 

0104-02 For personal services and other expenses of 
the legislative research bureau, as author- 
ized by chapter six hundred and seven of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-four, 
prior appropriation continued . . . 55,000 00 

Total . . .... $56,000 00 

Other Expenses. 

0110-02 For printing, binding and paper ordered by 
the senate and house of representatives, or 
by concurrent order of the two branches, 
with the approval of the clerks of the re- 
spective branches, prior appropriation con- 
tinued . . .... $190,000 00 

0110-04 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 . 38,700 00 

0110-05 For telephone service .... 25,00000 

0110-10 For the purchase and distribution of an in- 
dex of laws passed in the current session . 950 00 

0110-12 For the emergency services of a physician, 
for medical supplies in the state house and 
for expenses including the purchase of 
equipment in connection therewith, sub- 
ject to the approval of the joint committee 
on rules; provided, that section twenty- 
one of chapter thirty of the General Laws 
shall not apply to the payments made 
under this item' .... 5,200 00 

0110-30 For traveling and such other expenses of 
joint committees of the general court as 
may be authorized by joint order of the 
general court ..... 2,500 00 

Total $262,410 00 

Total, Legislative .... $2,703,824 00 



0301-01 

0301-02 
0301-03 



Service of the Judiciary. 

Supreme Judicial ('our/. 

For the salaries of the chief justice and of 

the six associate justices 
For traveling allowances and expenses 
For the salary of the clerk for the common- 
wealth ....... 



$155,000 00 
2,700 00 

14,300 00 



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311 



I torn 

0301-01 For clerical assistance to the clerk 
0301-05 For law clerks and clerical assistance for the 
justices ...... 

0301-06 For office supplies, services and equipment . 
0301-07 For the salaries of the officers and messengers 
0301-0S For the commonwealth's part of the salary 

of the clerk for the county of Suffolk 
0301-10 For facilities provided by the Social Law 
Library ...... 

0301-12 For the service of the executive secretary, as 
authorized by chapter seven hundred and 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty-six ...... 

0302-01 For the salary of the reporter of decisions 
0302-02 F< >r t h< ■ service of t he report er of decisions, in- 
cluding not more than three permanent 
positions ...... 

Total 



$4,204 00 

62,000 00 
6,500 00 
6,886 00 

1,500 00 

3,500 00 



32,000 00 
10,000 00 



18,675 00 
$317,265 00 



Superior Court. 

0305-01 For the salaries of the chief justice and of the 

thirty-one justices $609,000 00 

0305-02 For traveling allowances and expenses, prior 

appropriation continued . . . 32,000 00 

0305-03 For the salary of the assistant clerk of Suffolk 

county . ' . . . . . . 1,500 00 

0305-04 For expenses authorized by section twenty- 
eight of chapter two hundred and twelve of 
the General Laws 26,000 00 

0305-05 This item included in item 0370 T 03. 

0305-11 For compensation of justices of district courts 
while sitting in the superior court, prior 
appropriation continued . . . 55,000 00 

0305-12 For expenses of justices of district courts 
while sitting in the superior court, prior 
appropriation continued . . . 10,000 00 

Total $733,500 00 



Judicial Council. 
0308-01 For the service of the judicial council . 



$7,300 00 



Administrative Committee of District Courts. 

0310-01 For the service of the administrative com- 
mittee of district courts .... 



$14,000 00 



Administrative Committee nf Probate and Insolvency Courts. 

0320-01 For the compensation of judges of probate 

when acting for other judges of probate . $4,000 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 committee 

of probate courts ..... 250 00 



Total 



$6,250 00 



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Item 



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 probat e . 


$11,500 00 


0321-02 


Register ...... 


7,150 00 


0321-03 


Assistant register ..... 


4,950 00 


0321-04 


Clerical assistance to register, including 






not more than four permanent positions 
Berkshire: 
Judge of probate ..... 


12,035 00 


0322-01 


11,500 00 


0322-02 


Register ...... 


7,700 00 


0322-03 


Assistant register ..... 


5,500 00 


0322-04 


Clerical assistance to register, including not 






more than five permanent positions 


17,543 00 




Bristol: 




0323-01 


Two judges of probate .... 


26,000 00 


0323-02 


Regis; er ...... 


9,350 00 


0323-03 


Two assistant registers .... 


12,650 00 


0323-04 


Clerical assistance to register, including not 






more than fourteen permanent positions 


49,872 00 




Dukes: 




0324-01 


Judge of probate ..... 


4,500 00 


0324-02 


Register ...... 


4,950 00 


0324-04 


Clerical assistance to register, including not 






more than one permanent position 


3,159 00 




Essex: 




0325-01 


Two judges of probate .... 


26,000 00 


0325-02 


Register ...... 


9,900 00 


0325-03 


Three assistant registers 


19,800 00 


0325-04 


Clerical assistance to register, including not 






more than sixteen permanent positions 


55,000 00 




Franklin : 




0326-01 


Judge of probate ..... 


11,500 00 


0326-02 


Register ...... 


7,150 00 


0326-03 


Assistant register ..... 


4,950 00 


0326-04 


Clerical assistance to register, including not 






more than two permanent positions 


7,246 00 




Hampden : 




0327-01 


Two judges of probate .... 


26,000 00 


0327-02 


Register ...... 


9,350 00 


0327-03 


Three assistant registers 


18,150 00 


0327-04 


Clerical assistance to register, including not 






more than thirteen permanent positions 


47,699 00 




Hampshire: 




0328-01 


Judge of probate ..... 


11,500 00 


0328-02 


Register ...... 


7,150 00 


0328-03 


Assistant register ..... 


4,950 00 


0328-04 


Clerical assistance to register, including not 






more than two permanent positions 


7,546 00 




Middlesex: 




0329-01 


Three judges of probate 


43,500 00 


0329-02 


Register ...... 


11,550 00 


0329-03 


Five assistant registers .... 


34,650 00 


0329-04 


Clerical assistance to register, including not 
more than forty-three permanent posi- 






tions ...... 


150,000 00 




Nantucket: 




0330-01 


Judge of probate ..... 


4,500 00 


0330-02 


Register ...... 


4,950 00 


0330-04 


Clerical assistance to register, including not 






more than one permanent position 


3,129 00 



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313 



Item 

Norfolk: 
0331-01 Two judges of probate . 

0331 02 Register 

0331-03 Throe assistant registers 
0331-04 Clerical assistance to register, including not 
more than fifteen permanent positions 
Plymouth: 
0332-01 Judge of probate .... 

0332 02 Register 

132 03 Assistant register .... 

0332 04 Clerical assistance to register, including not 

more than eight permanent positions 
Suffolk: 
'1 Three judges of probate 

0333 02 Register . " . 
0333-03 Five assistant registers . 
0333-04 Clerical assistance to register, including not 

more than forty-nine permanent po- 
sitions ..... 
Worcester: 

0334-01 Two judges of probate . 

0334-02 Register 

0334-03 Four assistant registers 

0334-01 Clerical assistance to register, including not 
more than fifteen permanent positions 

Total 



$29,000 00 

9,900 00 

19,800 00 

51,540 00 

11,500 00 
7,700 00 
5,500 00 

27,214 00 

45,750 00 
11,550 00 
34,650 00 



164,816 00 

26,000 00 

9,900 00 

24,800 00 

52,460 00 



$1,246,609 00 



Land Court. 

0340-01 For the salaries of the judge, associate judges 
and the recorder, including not more than 
four permanent positions . . . $71,250 00 

0340-02 For the service of the land court, including 
not more than thirty-nine permanent po- 
sitions . . . . . . . 241,425 00 

Total $312,675 00 



Pensions for Certain Retired Justices. 

0345-01 For pensions of retired judges, as authorized 
by law ....... 



$95,000 00 



District A ttorncys. 

0350-01 For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistants for the Suffolk district, including 
not more than twenty- five permanent po- 
sitions $163,300 00 

0351-01 For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistants for the northern district, includ- 
ing not more than eleven permanent po- 
sitions . . . . " . . 76,700 00 

0352-01 For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistants for the eastern district, including 
not more than five permanent positions . 27,300 00 

0354-01 For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistants for the southern district, includ- 
ing not more than four permanent po- 
sitions 25,900 00 

0355-01 For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistants for the middle district, including 
not more than five permanent positions . 26,200 00 



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Item 
0356-01 

0357-01 

0358-01 
0359-01 

0365-01 



0370-01 
0370-02 

0370-03 



0380-01 



For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistants for the western district, including 
not more than four permanent positions . 

For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistant for the northwestern district, in- 
cluding not more than two permanent po- 
sitions ...... 

For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistants for the Norfolk district, including 
not more than four permanent positions . 

For the salaries of the district attorney and 
assistants for the Plymouth district, includ- 
ing not more than four permanent po- 
sitions ....... 

For traveling expenses necessarily incurred by 
the district attorneys, except in the Suffolk 
district, including expenses incurred in pre- 
vious years ...... 



Total 



Board of Probation. 



For the office of the commissioner of proba- 
tion, including not more than fifty per- 
manent positions ..... 

For compensation and expenses of the mem- 
bers of the committee on probation, as 
authorized by section ninety-nine A of 
chapter two hundred and seventy-six of 
the General Laws ..... 

For the compensation of probation officers, 
including not more than thirty-nine per- 
manent positions ..... 

Total 

Board of Bar Examiners. 

For the service of the board, including not 
more than six permanent positions . 

Total, Judiciary 



$20,400 00 

10,100 00 
19,800 00 

19,300 00 

8,000 00 
$397,000 00 

$229,350 00 

1,700 00 

268,840 00 
$499,890 00 

$37,060 00 
$3,666,549 00 



0401-01 
0401-02 

0401-03 



0401-04 



0402-01 
0402-02 



Service of the Executive Department. 

Governor. 

For the salary of the governor . 

For the salaries of officers and employees in 
the governor's office .... 

For postage, printing, office and other con- 
tingent expenses, including travel, of the 
governor ...... 

For maintenance expenses of the governor's 
automobile ...... 



Total 



Lieutenant-Governor. 



For the salary of the lieutenant-governor 
For personal services for the lieutenant- 
governor's office . 

Total 



$20,000 00 
140,000 00 

40,000 00 

1,300 00 

$201,300 00 

$11,000 00 

18,400 00 

$29,400 00 



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315 



Item 

0403 "i 
0403 02 
0403-03 



0403-05 



0405-01 



0406-01 



0406-07 



0406-10 



0409-01 



Governor's Council. 

For the salaries of the eight councilors 
For personal services for the council 
For postage, printing, stationery, traveling 
and contingent expenses of the governor 
and council ...... 

For travel and expenses of the lieutenant- 
governor and council from and to their 
homes ....... 



Total 



Extraordinary Expense.". 



For the cost, not to exceed fifteen thousand 
dollars, of entertainment of distinguished 
visitors to the commonwealth, provided 
that no expenditure shall be allowed for a 
party exceeding fifty visitors; for the pay- 
ment of extraordinary expenses not other- 
wise provided for; and for transfers to ap- 
propriation accounts where the amounts 
otherwise available are insufficient, pro- 
vided that requests for such transfers shall 
be referred to the commission on admin- 
istration and finance which, after investi- 
gation, shall submit for the approval of 
the governor and council its written recom- 
mendation as to the amount of funds re- 
quired, with facts pertinent thereto . 

Civil Defense Agency. 

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 hundred 
and fifty-one as further amended by chap- 
ter four hundred and ninety-one of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fifty-three, prior 
appropriation continued 

For matching certain funds allocated to the 
state civil defense program by the federal 
civil defense administration, prior appro- 
priation continued. 

For the training of air ground observer 
corps and an aircraft warning service, and 
for expenses related thereto, to be ex- 
pended under the direction of the director 
of civil defense ..... 

Total 

Personnel Review Board. 

For the salary and expenses of the personnel 
review board, as authorized by section 
nineteen A of chapter seven hundred and 
twenty-nine of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-six, as amended, and for 
other expenses to enable said board to dis- 
charge its duties, prior appropriation con- 
tinued. 

Total, Executive Department . 



$24,000 00 
29,090 00 



14,000 00 

4,000 00 
$71,090 00 



$100,000 00 



$540,000 00 



14,000 00 
$554,000 00 



$955,790 00 



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Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Service of the Military Division. 
Adjutant General. 

Item 

0420-01 For the salary of the adjutant general . $12,917 00 

0420-02 For the office of the adjutant general, includ- 
ing not more than thirty-eight permanent 

positions 179,010 00 

Militia: 

0421-01 For allowances to companies and other ad- 
ministrative units, to he expended under 
the direction of the adjutant general . 200,000 00 

0421-02 For officers' uniform allowances, ai author- 
ized by paragraph (c) of section one hun- 
dred and twenty of chapter thirty-three 
of the General Laws .... 76,000 00 

0421-05 For certain camps of instruction . . 67,350 00 

0421-07 For transportation of officers and non-com- 
missioned officers to and from military 
meetings and regimental and battalion 
drills 3,000 00 

0421-13 For compensation for special and miscella- 
neous duty, including not more than seven 
permanent positions, and for expenses of 
operation of the twenty-sixth division . 41,012 00 

0421-14 For compensation for accidents and injuries 
sustained in the performance of military 
duty . . . . . . . 3,000 00 

0421-15 To cover certain small claims for damages to 
private property arising from military 
maneuvers ...... 2,500 00 

0421-17 For the military reservation located in Barn- 
stable county, including compensation of 
the commissioner ..... 1,070 00 

0421-21 For the service of the air national guard, in- 
cluding not more than one permanent 
position 9,979 00 

0421-60 For the operation of the war records project, 
so-called, including not more than eight 
permanent positions .... 26,905 00 

0421-61 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 $624,843 00 



State Quartermaster. 

0423-01 For the office of the state quartermaster . $3,725 00 

0423-02 For the operation of armories of the first 
class, including not more than eighty-seven 
permanent positions .... 684,734 00 

0423-22 For resetting boilers, commonwealth armory 28,800 00 

0423-23 For certain improvements to the boiler plant, 

Worcester armory 13,000 00 

Militia: 

0424-01 For reimbursement for rent and maintenance 

of armories not of the first class . . 30,350 00 

0424-02 For the Camp Curt is Guild rifle range, includ- 
ing not more than seven permanent posi- 
tions . . . . . . . 29,333 00 

0424-05 For certain storage and maintenance facili- 
ties, including not more than thirty-one 
permanent positions .... 112,278 00 



Acts, 1957.- Chap. 438. 317 

Item 

0424 08 For certain national guard aviation facilities, 
including not more than nine permanent 
positions ...... $37,781 00 

Total $940,001 00 

Armory Commission. 

0128 01 For compensation of one member and for ex- 
penses of the armory commission . . $200 00 
Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 
thirty of the General Laws, certain mili- 
tary personnel in the military division may 
be paid salaries according to military pay 
grades, so called. 

Total, Military Division . . . $1,565,044 00 



Boards and Commissions serving under Governor and Council. 

0410-01 This item included in item 0481-01. 

041 1-01 This item included in item 0482-01. 

041 2-01 This item included in item 0483-01 . 

0413-01 This item included in item 0484-01. 

0430-01 This item included in item 0485-01. 

0430-02 This item included in item 0485-02. 

0430-03 This item included in item 0485-03. 

Commission on Administration and Finance. 

0440-31 For personnel appeal boards, as authorized 
by chapter four hundred and eighty- five of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-five $100 00 

0440-32 For awards to state employees to be granted 
as provided by chapter five hundred and 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty-three, p nor appropriation continued. 

0441-01 For the office of the commissioner of adminis- 
tration, including not more than fifteen 
permanent positions; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of forty-two thousand and 
ninety-one dollars from the Highway Fund 140,303 00 

0441-03 For telephone service in the state house, prior 

appropriation continued .... 150,000 00 

0442-01 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 one hundred and seventy- 
one thousand seven hundred and thirty-one 
dollars from the Highway Fund . . 572,436 00 

0443-01 For the bureau of the bud-"'! commissioner, 
including not more than fourteen perma- 
nent positions; provided, that the comp- 
troller shall transfer to the General Fund 
the sum of thirty thousand three hundred 
and seventy-five dollars from the Highway 
Fund . . . . . . 101,250 00 

0444-01 For the bureau of the purchasing agent, in- 
cluding not more than seventy-two perma- 
nent positions; provided, that the comp- 



318 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 

0444-02 
0444-03 



0445-01 



0446-01 
0447-01 
0448-01 

0448-02 



troller shall transfer to the General Fund 
the sum of ninety-seven thousand three 
hundred and sixty-six dollars from the 
Highway Fund $324,554 00 

For the purchase of paper used in the execu- 
tion of the contracts for state printing, 
other than legislative . . 85,000 00 

For the purchase by the state purchasing 
agent of motor vehicles for which funds are 
not otherwise available. Motor vehicles 
purchased under this item are to be allo- 
cated with the approval of the commission 
on administration and finance, to the de- 
partments and agencies of the common- 
wealth whose appropriations are made from 
the General Fund, and transfers of the suras 
required for said purchases are to be author- 
ized by said commission from the amount 
herein appropriated to appropriations 
made for the services of said departments 
and agencies. Said commission 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 .... 300,000 00 

For the division of personnel and standard- 
ization, including not more than sixty 
permanent positions; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of ninety-three thousand 
eight hundred and thirty-nine dollars from 
the Highway Fund . . . . 342,795 00 

For the division of building construction, in- 
cluding not more than fortv permanent 
positions . . . . . . 278,843 00 

For the division of hospital costs and finances, 
including not more than three permanent 
positions 37,108 00 

For administration of the state employees' 
group insurance, as authorized by chapter 
six hundred and twenty-eight of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fifty-five, includ- 
ing not, more than eight permanent positions 92,025 00 

For the commonwealth's share of the state 
emplovees' group insurance; provided, 
that the employees' group insurance com- 
mission shall charge the division of em- 
ployment security and other departments 
and divisions which have federal funds al- 
located to them for this purpose for that 
portion of the cost of the program as it 
determines should be borne by such funds, 
and shall notify the comptroller of the 
amounts to be transferred, after similar 
determination, from Ihe Highway, Inland 
Fisheries and Game, and Metropolitan 
District Commission Funds, and amounts 
received in payment of all such charges 
shall be credited to the General Fund, prior 
appropriation continued . . 1,750,000 00 



Total 



$4,174,414 00 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



319 



Item 
0450-01 



0450-23 

0450-24 
0450-25 



State Superintendent of Buildings. 

For the office of the superintendent of build- 
ings and for the maintenance of the state 
house and the Ford building, including not 
more than one hundred and sixty-nine per- 
manent positions ..... $849,433 00 

For a study and for the preparation of plans 

for certain exterior masonry repairs . 2,500 00 

For floor covering .... 25,000 00 

For certain exterior painting of windows and 

trim .... 15,000 00 

Total $891,933 00 



New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission. 

0455-01 For expenses of the New England interstate 
water pollution control commission, as 
authorized 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 . . $9,560 00 



Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. 
0457-01 For the expenses of the commissioners 



$2,750 00 



State Library. 

0459-01 For the service of the state library, including 
not more than thirty-one permanent posi- 
tions ....... 



$151,750 00 



Art Commission. 

0460-01 For expenses of the commission, notwith- 
standing the limitation of section nineteen 
of chapter six of the General Laws . 



$475 00 



Ballot Law Commission. 

0461-01 For compensation and expenses of the com- 
missioners, including not more than three 
permanent positions .... 



$3,085 00 



Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. 

0462-01 For the service of the Massachusetts Com- 
mission Against Discrimination, including 
not more than fourteen permanent positions $86,100 00 



State Racing Commission. 

0463-01 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 excefed twenty-five dollars per 
diem, and in connection with dog racing, 
shall not exceed twenty dollars per diem . 



$152,731 00 



Council for the Aging. 
0465-01 For expenses of the council for the aging 



$11,210 00 



320 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Mount Greylock Reservation Commission. 
Item 

0466-01 For the maintenance of the Mount Greylock 

war memorial $1,527 00 

0466-21 This item postponed. 



Total ( SI, 527 00 

Old Stale House. 

0467-01 For the contribution of the commonwealth 
toward the maintenance of the old pro- 
vincial state house .... SI. 500 00 

Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. 

0469-01 For the service of the commission, including 
not more than sixiy-five permanent posi- 
tions $372,407 00 

Contributory Retirement Appeal Board. 

0471-01 For the service of the contributory retire- 
ment appeal board .... $200 00 

Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission. 

0474-01 For expenses of the commission and for re- 
imbursement for loss of taxeSj as author- 
ized by chapter six hundred and ninety- 
two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty-one $14,950 00 

New England Board of Higher Education. 

0476-01 For expenses of the New England board of 
higher education, as authorized by chap- 
ter five hundred and eighty-nine of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-four, and 
for compensation and expenses of the com- 
missioners, as provided by section four of 
said chapter $25,718 00 

Finance Advisory Board. 

0477-01 For expenses of the board, as authorized by 

chapter seven hundred and eight of the 

acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-six . $100 00 

Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts. 

0481-01 For the maintenance of the Soldiers' Home 
in Massachusetts, including nol more than 
five hundred and seventy-four permanent 
positions $2,960,693 00 

Soldiers' Home in Holyoh . 

0482- 01 For the maintenance of the Soldiers' Home in 
Holyoke, including not more than two hun- 
dred and five permanent positions . . $1,053,677 00 

State Housing Board. 

0483- -01 For the service of the board, including not 
more than thirteen permanent positions; 
provided, that the compensation and ex- 



Acts, 1957.- Chap. 438. 



321 



Item 



0484-01 



0485-01 



0485-02 



0485-03 



0490-01 



0490-02 



0490-03 



0497-01 



0498-01 



0499-01 



penses for legal services payable from this 
item shall be limited to ten thousand dol- 
lars and shall be by direction and under the 
control of the attorney general 

Veterans' Bonus Commission. 

For personal services and other expenses of 
the commission in connection with the 
payment of the veterans' bonus, so-called, 
as authorized by chapter four hundred and 
forty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty-three; provided, that requisitions for 
persons to be employed under the provi- 
sions of this item shall be issued under the 
provisions of chapter thirty for periods not 
to exceed six months and may from time 
to time be renewed for like periods . 

Commissioner of Veterans' Services. 

For personal services of the commissioner and 
deputies, including not more than three 
permanent positions .... 

For the office of the commissioner, including 
not more than eighty-three permanent posi- 
tions . . . 

For the payment of annuities to certain dis- 
abled veterans, as authorized by sections 
six A to six C, inclusive, of chapter one 
hundred and fifteen of the General Laws, 
as amended, prior appropriation continued 

Total 

Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission. 

For the compensation and expenses of mem- 
bers of the Massachusetts aeronautics com- 
mission, including not more than five 
permanent positions .... 

For the service of the Massachusetts aero- 
nautics commission, including not more 
than nine permanent positions 

This item omitted. 

Total 

M assachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. 

For the service of the commission, as author- 
ized by chapter six hundred and two of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-six, 
including not more than one permanent 
position ...... 

Massachusetts Commission on Atomic Energy. 

For the service of the commission, as author- 
ized by chapter six hundred and forty-five 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty- 



Commissioner on Alcoholism. 

For the service of the office of the commis- 
sioner on alcoholism as authorized by chap- 



$329,762 00 



$71,965 00 

$26,187 00 
400,698 00 

80,000 00 
$506,885 00 

$6,800 00 

61,448 00 

$68,248 00 



$490,000 00 



$1,500 00 



322 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 



ter seven hundred and fifteen of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-six, including 
not more than three permanent positions . $55,142 00 

Total, Boards and Commissions serv- 
ing under Governor and Council $11,438,582 00 



Service of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 



0501-01 For the salary of the secretary 

0501-02 For the office of the secretary, including not 
more than seventy-seven permanent posi- 
tions ....... 

0502-01 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, elec- 
tion papers and acts and resolves 

0502-02 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 seven- 
teen hundred and eighty, inclusive, as au- 
thorized by chapter four hundred and 
thirteen of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty, as amended 

Total 



$11,000 00 
356,754 00 

7,050 00 



2,250 00 



$377,054 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 
(if the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
eight, prior appropriation continued . $48,900 00 

0503-02 For the printing of reports of decisions of the 
supreme judicial court, prior appropriation 
continued 28,300 00 

0503-03 For printing and binding public documents, 

prior appropriation continued . . . 9,178 00 

Total $86,378 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, prior 
appropriation continued . . . $205,674 00 

Medical Examiners: 
0505-01 For medical examiners' fees . . . $1,500 00 

Commission on Interstate Co-operation. 

0506-01 For the service of the commission, including 

not more than two permanent positions . $31,695 00 

Total, Department of the Secretary of 

the Commonwealth .... $702,301 00 



Acts, 1957. Chap. 438. 323 



Service of the Treasurer and Receiver- General. 

Item 

0601-01 For the salary of the treasurer and receiver- 
general $11,000 00 

0601-02 For the office of the treasurer and receiver- 
general, including not more than fifty-eight 
permanent positions; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of one hundred and thirty- 
one thousand five hundred and ninety-! hree 
dollars from the Highway Fund . . 402,046 00 



Total $413,046 00 

Commissioners on Firemen's Relief. 

0602-01 For expenses of administration and for relief 
disbursed by the commissioners on fire- 
men's relief $15,250 00 

State Board of Retirement. 

0604-01 For the administrative office of the board, in- 
cluding not more than twenty permanent 
positions $89,886 00 

0604-03 For the payment of the commonwealth's 
share in financing the state employees' re- 
tirement system, as provided by chapter 
thirty-two of the General Laws, prior ap- 
propriation continued; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of six hundred and seventy- 
five thousand dollars from the Highway 
Fund and the sum of twenty-five thousand 
dollars from the Inland Fisheries and Game 
Fund; and, provided further, that the 
amounts of reimbursements received from 
the metropolitan district commission, in 
accordance with the provisions of section 
nine A of chapter twenty-nine of the 
General Laws, and from the federal govern- 
ment on account of the retirement of em- 
ployees of the division of employment se- 
curity and the department of public health 
are to be in addition to this item and to be 
available for expenditure without further 
appropriation 4.500,000 00 



Total $4,589,886 00 

Emergency Finance Board. 

0605-01 For administrative expenses of the board, in- 
cluding not more than one permanent posi- 
tion $21,337 00 

World War and Spanish- American War Service. 

0606-01 For making payments to soldiers in recogni- 
tion of service during World War I and the 
Spanish War, as provided by law . . $750 00 



Total, Department of the Treasurer and 

Receiver-General .... $5,010,269 00 



324 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 

0701-01 
0701-02 



0701-23 
0701-24 



0701-25 



Service of the Auditor of the Commonwealth. 



For the salary of the auditor . . $11,000 00 

For the office of the auditor, including not 
more than forty-two permanent positions; 
provided, that the comptroller shall trans- 
fer to the General Fund the sum of eighty- 
seven thousand three hundred and twenty- 
eight dollars from the Highway Fund . 291,092 00 

For an audit of the accounts of the Metro- 
politan Transit Authority . . 25,700 00 

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 .... 4,300 00 

For an audit of certain housing authorities, 
as authorized by chapter six hundred and 
eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and forty-nine . . . 78,150 00 

Total, Department of the Auditor . $410,242 00 



0801-01 
0801-02 



0801-03 



0802-01 



Service of the Department of the Attorney General. 

$15,000 00 



0802-02 



For the salary of the attorney general 

For the office of the attorney general, includ- 
ing not more than forty-one permanent 
positions . .... 

For the cost of providing certain legal assist- 
ance for the benefit of veterans, their 
wives and dependents .... 

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; provided, that 
the comptroller shall transfer to the Gen- 
eral Fund from the appropriate funds 
sums equal to the payments made under 
this item for claims against agencies whose 
appropriations are derived from other 
funds ....... 

For the settlement of certain small claims, 
as authorized by section three A of chapter 
twelve of the General Laws 



Total, Department of 
General 



the Attorney 



308,416 00 



18,600 00 



35,000 00 



15,000 00 



$392,016 00 



Service of the Department of Agriculture. 

0901-01 For the salary of the commissioner . $10,000 00 

0901-02 For the office of the commissioner, including 
not more than thirty-three permanent 

positions 191,238 00 

0901-11 For expenses of the board of agriculture . 500 00 

0901-21 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 ..... 9,316'"00 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



325 



Item 

0901-22 



For a program of soil conservation, as author- 
ized bv chapter one hundred and twenty- 
eight B of the General Laws . . . $1,835 00 

Total $212,889 00 



0905-01 
0905-03 



0906-01 



0907-01 



0907-06 



0907-07 



0907-08 



0908-01 



0909-01 



0910-01 



Division of Dairying and Animal Husbandry. 

For the service of the division, including not 
more than five permanent positions 

For administering the law relative to inspec- 
tion of barns and dairies by the department 
of agriculture, including not more than 
fifteen permanent positions 



Total 



Milk Control Commission. 



For the service of the commission, including 
not more than thirty-four permanent posi- 
tions ....... 

Division of Livestock Disease Control. 

For the office of the director, including not 
more than twenty-eight permanent posi- 
tions and not more than one permanent 
intermittent position 

For reimbursement of owners of horses killed 
during the year nineteen hundred and 
fifty-eight 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 

For reimbursement of owners of tubercular 
cattle killed, as authorized by section 
twelve A of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-nine of the General Laws and in 
accordance with certain provisions of law 
and agreements made under authority of 
section thirty-three of said chapter one 
hundred and twenty-nine, prior appro- 
priation continued. 

For the reimbursement of owners of certain 
brucellosis cattle killed, as authorized by 
section thirty-six G of chapter one hundred 
and twenty-nine of the General Laws, prior 
appropriation continued. 

Total 

Division of Markets. 

For the service of the division, including not 
more than eleven permanent positions 

Division of Plant Pest Control and Fairs. 

For the service of the division, including not 
more than four permanent positions 

State Reclamation Board. 

For the service of the board, including not 
more than four permanent positions. 



$30,760 00 



90,582 00 
$121,342 00 



$187,229 00 



$248,946 00 



2,695 00 



$251,641 00 



$104,582 00 



$31,971 00 



$21,787 00 



326 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 
0910-21 



For the control of the greenhead fly, as au- 
thorized by chapter three hundred and 
eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-four .... $2,500 00 

Total $24,287 00 

Total, Department of Agriculture . $933,941 00 



Service of the Department of Natural Resources. 

1001-01 For the salary of the commissioner . . $10,000 00 

1001-02 For the office of the commissioner, including 
not more than thirty-one permanent po- 
sitions . . . . . . 150,081 00 

1001-04 For the expenses of the natural resources 

board 700 00 

Total $160,784 00 

: i rion of Forests and Parks. 

1002-01 For the office of the director, including not 

more than five permanent positions . $25,534 00 

1002-12 For the service of the state fire warden, in- 
cluding not more than twenty permanent 
positions, and for expenses of the North- 
eastern Forest Fire Protection Commis- 
sion, as authorized by chapter four hundred 
and fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and forty-nine, and for compensation 
of commissioners, as provided by section 
four of said chapter .... 346,841 00 

1002-14 For the expenses of forest fire patrol, as 
authorized by section twenty-eight A of 
chapter forty-eighl of the General Laws . 53,273 00 

1002-21 For the development of forests, including not 

more than thirty-eight permanent positions 200,331 00 

1002-22 For the removal of fire hazards and the re- 
planting of trees, as authorized by chapter 
three hundred and nineteen of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-five . . 5,000 00 

1002-26 For certain farm forestry projects in co-opera- 
tion with the United States forest Service 
and the county of Berk-hire, including not 
more than one permanent position; pro- 
vided, that no expenditure shall be made 
under this item until the county of Berk- 
shire shall have deposited the sum of one 
thousand six hundred and forty-one dollars 
in the state treasury for this project. . 6,563 00 

1002-27 For certain farm forest ry projects in co-opera- 
tion with the United States Foresl Service 
and 'fie county of Essex, including not 
more than one permanent position; pro- 
vided, thai no expenditure shall be made 
under this item until the county of Essex 
shall have deposited die sum of one thou- 
sand five hundred and thirty-nine dollars 
in the state treasury for this projeci . . 6,155 00 

1002-31 For the su] >f insect pests and shade 

tree diseases, including gypsy and brown 
tail moths and Ja; les under any 

general or special law, and including not 



Acts, 1957.- (hap. 438. 



327 



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1003-01 
1003-02 



1003-03 



1004-70 



1004-93 



1010-01 



more than sixteen permanent positions; 
provided, thai notwithstanding the pro- 
visions of section two of chapter twenty- 
nine of the General Laws as amended, 
assessments received from cities and towns 
in the fiscal year nineteen hundred and 
fifty-six and thereafter representing their 
portion of the cost of gypsy moth program 
established under chapter one hundred and 
forty-eight of the acts of nine; ecu hun- 
dred and fifty-four as amended shall be ap- 
plied to the amortization of the authori- 
zation of notes under section four of said 
chapter one hundred and forty-eight as 
amended, provided, however, that when 
this has been accomplished, said assess- 
ments shall be credited to the General 
Fund; and, provided further, that from 
the beginning of the af repaid program 
to its completion all charges shall be ap- 
portioned equally be' ween item 1002-31 
and sums made available by ec ion two 
of chapter one hundred and forty-eight of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-four, 
prior appropriat ion continued . . . $123,359 00 

Total $767,056 00 

Division of Law Enforcement. 

For the office of the director, including not 

more than five permanent positions $23,151 00 

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 twenty-eight permanent 

positions . . . . . 173,435 00 

For conservation officers, including not more 

than thirty-nine permanent positions; pro- 
vided, that the comptroller shall transfer 

to the General Fund a sum equal to fifty 

per cent of the payments made under this 

item from the Inland Fisheries and Game 

Fund, as provided by section three A of 

chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the 

General Laws 233,674 00 

Total $430,260 00 

Division of Marine Fisheries. 

For the service of the office of the director, in- 
cluding not more than eighteen permanent 
positions, and for the administration of the 
activities provided for under item 2610-04 $1 13,023 00 

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 , 20,000 00 

Total $133,023 00 

Division of Water Resources. 

For the service of the division, as authorized 
by chapter six hundred and twenty of the 



328 



Acts, 1957. ~ Chap. 438. 



Item 



acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-six, in- 
cluding not more than three permanent po- 
sitions $39,890 00 

Total, Department of Natural Resources $1,531,013 00 



Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance. 

Division of Banks. 

1101-01 For the salary of the commissioner . . $12,500 00 

1101-02 For the office of the commissioner, including 
not more than one hundred and fifty-nine 
permanent positions .... 972,016 00 

1102-01 For the office of the supervisor of loan agen- 
cies, including not more than eleven per- 
manent positions ..... 84,648 00 

Total $1,069,164 00 



1103-01 
1103-02 



Division of Insurance. 

For the salary of the commissioner 
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-nine 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 General 
Laws; and, provided further, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of two hundred and forty- 
seven thousand four hundred dollars from 
the Highway Fund ..... 



$12,500 00 



Total 



1,236,982 00 
. $1,249,482 00 



Division of Savings Bank Life Insurance. 

1105-01 For the service of the division, including not 
more than twenty-eight permanent po- 



sitions 



Total, Department of Banking and In- 
surance ...... 



$118,579 00 



$2,437,225 00 



Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation. 
1201-01 



For the salary of the commissioner and asso- 
ciate commissioners .... 
1201-02 For personal services of the department ex- 
cept as otherwise provided, including not 
more than seven hundred permanent po- 
sitions; provided, that the comptroller 
shall transfer to the General Fund the sum 
of one hundred and fifty-one thousand 
dollars from the Highway Fund and the 



$43,000 00 



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329 



Item 



1201-03 



1202-02 



sum of one million nine hundred and sixty- 
three thousand dollars from the receipts of 
the income tax $3,019,851 00 

For expenses of the department except as 
otherwise provided for; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of thirty-seven thousand 
nine hundred and sixty dollars from the 
Highway Fund . . . . . 189,800 00 

For expenses of the income tax division; pro- 
vided, that a sum equivalent to the pay- 
ments under this item shall be transferred 
to the General Fund from receipts of the 
income tax 563,500 00 

Total $3,816,151 00 



Division of Accounts. 

1203-01 For the service of the division, including not 
more than one hundred and thirty-one 
permanent positions, partly chargeable to 
item 1203-11. . " . . . . $683,013 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 . 78,500 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 . 50,000 00 

1203-21 For the service of the county personnel board, 
including not more than six permanent po- 
sitions 18,026 00 

Total $829,539 00 

Appellate Tax Board. 

1204-01 For the service of the board, including not 
more than twenty-nine permanent po- 
sitions $192,373 00 

Total, Department of Corporations and 
Taxation $4,838,063 00 



Service of the Department of Education. 

1301-01 For the salary of the commissioner . . $14,000 00 

1301-02 For the office of the commissioner, including 
not more than seventy-nine permanent po- 
sitions . . . . . . 428,852 00 

1301-03 For extension courses in the methods used in 
the art of teaching and related subjects, to 
be conducted by the division of teachers 
colleges, for graduates of teachers colleges 
or for such students or graduates of other 
colleges as may be approved by the state 
board of education; provided, that such 
courses may be furnished free of charge to 
veterans, as authorized in sections seven 
and seven A of chapter sixty-nine of the 
General Laws; and, provided further, that 
the division may, in addition to the sums 



330 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 



1301-06 

1301-07 
1301-08 



1301-10 

1301-13 
1301-20 

1301-23 

1301-25 

1301-29 
1301-32 



1301-33 
1302-01 



appropriated for the purpose in this item, 
expend from the receipts, without appro- 
priation, income derived from such courses, 
as may be conducted at no net expense to 
the commonwealth to an amount, not ex- 
ceeding two hundred thousand dollars with 
the approval of the state board of educa- 
tion . . . . . $15,000 00 

For printing school registers and other school 

blanks for cities and towns . . . 5,000 00 

For expenses of holding teachers' institutes . 925 00 

For aid to certain pupils in state teachers' 
colleges, under the direction of the depart- 
ment of education ..... 4,000 00 

For the service of the state building on New- 
bury Street, Boston, including not more 
than four permanent positions . . 37,401 00 

This item omitted. 

For the Board of Education, including not 

more than two permanent positions . 10,904 00 

For printing guides for school curricula, prior 
appropriation continued. 

For expenses of the board of collegiate au- 
thority ... . . . 400 00 

For a program of sight saving classes . . 6,250 00 

For assistance to children of certain war vet- 
erans, prior appropriation continued, as 
authorized by section seven B of chapter 
sixty-nine of the General Laws and cor- 
responding provisions of earlier laws . 60,000 00 

For certain educational services to certain 

war veterans ..... 63,549 00 

For a summer school to be conducted at 
Hyannis or elsewhere, with the approval 
of the commissioner of education; pro- 
vided, that such courses may be furnished 
free of charge to veterans, as authorized in 
sections seven and seven A of chapter 
sixty-nine of the General Laws . . 7,780 00 

Total $654,061 00 



School Lunch and Commodity Distribution Program. 

1305-01 For the administration of the program, in- 
cluding not more than twenty-seven per- 
manent positions ..... $123,216 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 
- of nineteen hundred and fifty-one, and 
if necessary for supplementing federal funds 
allocated for the special milk program; 
provided, that notwi»hstanding any pro- 
visions of law to the contrary, payments 
so authorized to be paid from state funds 
shall not exceed fifty per cent of the total 
reimbursement authorized by the national 
school lunch act; and, provided further, 
that a sum equivalent to the payments un- 
der this item shall be transferred to the 
General Fund from the receipts of the in- 
come tax, prior appropriation continued . 200,000 00 



Total 



$323,216 00 



Acts, 1957. Chap. 438. 



331 



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1307-01 



1307-02 



Division of Vocational Education. 

For the training of teachers for vocational 
school-;, to complj with the requirement of 

feder.nl authorities under the provisions of 
the Smith-Hughes act, so called, including 
not more than thirty-two permanent posi- 
tions; provided, thai such courses maybe 
furnished free of charge to veterans, as au- 
thorized in sections seven and seven A of 
chapter sixty-nine of the General Laws 
For expenses required for the op< ration of an 
agency for surplus property, including not 
more than four permanent positio 

Total 



$110,900 00 

20,853 00 
$137,753 00 



Education of Deaf and Blind Pupils. 

1311-01 For education of deaf and blind pupils of 
the commonwealth, as provided by section 
twenty-six of chapter sixty-nine of the Gen- 
eral Laws, prior appropriation continued . 



$1,250,000 00 



Division of University Extension. 

1313-01 For the university extension courses, includ- 
ing not more than foriy-five permanent 
positions: provided, that the division 
may, in addition to the sums appropriated 
for the purpose in this item, expend from 
the receipts, without appropriation, income 
derived from such courses as may be con- 
ducted at no net expense to the common- 
wealth to an amount not exceeding one 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars with 
the approval of the state board of educa- 
tion ....... 



$263,121 00 



Division of Immigration and A mericanization. 

1315-01 For the service of the division, including not 
more than nineteen permanent positions . 



$97,485 00 



Division of Public Libraries. 

1316-01 For the service of the division, including not 

more than twenty-five permanent positions $129,155 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-eight perma- 
nent positions $326,079 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, 
prior appropriation continued . . . 1,750,000 00 

1317-10 For expenses of administering and operating 
the service of piano tuning under section 
twenty- five of chapter sixty-nine of the 
General Laws 22,500 00 



332 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 
1317-11 

1317-13 



1317-15 



1317-16 



1317-17 



1317-28 



For the operation of local shops, including 

not more than eleven permanent positions $173,144 00 

For the operation of the Woolson House in- 
dustries, including not more than three 
permanent positions .... 99,068 00 

For the operation of the salesroom and other 
expenses in connection with the sale of 
materials made by blind persons, includ- 
ing not more than four permanent posi- 
tions . . . . 42,801 00 

For the operation of certain industries for 
men, including not more than seven per- 
manent positions 364,500 00 

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, in- 
cluding not more than two permanent posi- 
tions . . . . 66,088 00 

For the promotion of vocational rehabilita- 
tion of the blind in co-operation with the 
federal government .... 55,100 00 

Total $2,899,280 00 



Teachers' Retirement Board. 

1319-01 For the service of the board, including not 

more than thirty permanent positions . $127,871 00 

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 as amended, prior 
appropriation continued . . . 9,100,000 00 

Total $9,227,871 00 

Massachusetts Maritime Academy. 

1327-01 For administration, including not more than 

two permanent positions . . $11,303 00 

1327-10 For maintenance of the academy and ship, 
including not more than forty-nine perma- 
nent positions, with the approval of the 
commissioner of education . . . 377,275 00 

Total $388,578 00 



1330-01 



1330-21 



1330-25 

1330-26 
1330-27 



For the maintenance of and for certain im- 
provements at the following state teach- 
ers' colleges, and the boarding halls at- 
tached thereto, with the approval of the 
commissioner of education: 

State teachers' college at Bridge water, in- 
cluding not more than one hundred and 
three permanent positions 

State teachers' college at Bridgewater, board- 
ing hall, including not more than thirty- 
seven permanent positions 

For the acquisition of certain land for a park- 
ing area ...... 

This item postponed. 

This item postponed. 



$674,614 00 

195,879 00 
1,000 00 



Acts, 1957. —Chap. 438. 



333 



Item 

1331-01 State teachers' college at Fitchburg, includ- 
ing not more than eighty-eight permanent 
positions $573,047 00 

1331-21 State teachers' college at Fitchburg, boarding 
hall, including not more than eleven per- 
manent positiona ..... 105,597 00 

1332-01 State teachers' college tit Framingham, in- 
cluding not more than eighty-eight perma- 
nent positions ... 450,704 00 

1332-21 State teachers' college at Framingham, board- 
ing hall, including not more than thirty 
permanent positions .... 170,456 00 

1332-37 This item postponed. 

1332-38 For certain repairs to windows . . . 5,000 00 

1332-39 This item postponed. 

1333-01 State teachers' college at Lowell, including 
not more than sixty-seven permanent posi- 
tions 346,798 00 

1333-32 For certain boiler repairs .... 20,00000 

1333-33 This item postponed. 

1334-01 State teachers' college at North Adams, in- 
cluding not more than thirtv-eight perma- 
nent positions . . . 188,083 00 

1334-21 State teachers' college at North Adams, 
boarding hall, including not more than five 
permanent positions .... 31,665 00 

1334-36 This item postponed. 

1334-37 This item postponed. 

1334-38 This item postponed. 

1335-01 State teachers' college at Salem, including 
not more than seventy-six permanent posi- 
tions 430,539 00 

1335-41 This item postponed. 

1335-42 This item postponed. 

1335-44 This item postponed. 

1336-01 State teachers' college at Westfield, including 

not more than sixty permanent positions . 310,700 00 

1336-21 State teachers' college at Westfield, boarding 
hall, including not more than seven perma- 
nent positions ..... 22,475 00 

1337-01 State teachers' college at Worcester, includ- 
ing not more than sixty-four permanent 
positions . . ... 338,984 00 

1338-01 State teachers' college at Boston, including 
not more than one hundred and four per- 
manent positions 662,656 00 

1338-27 This item postponed. 

1339-01 Massachusetts school of art, including not 

more than forty-two permanent positions 268,208 00 

1339-24 For certain improvements to the lighting 

system 10,000 00 

1339-25 This item postponed. 

Total $4,806,465 00 



1340-01 



For the maintenance of and for certain im- 
provements at the following institutes, 
with the approval of the commissioner of 
education and the trustees thereof: 

Bradford Durfee College of Technology, in- 
cluding not more than forty-nine perma- 
nent positions, and including the sum of 
ten thousand dollars which is to be assessed 



334 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 



1342-01 



1342-22 
1342-23 
1342-24 
1342-25 



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-seven . . $338,150 00 

New Bedford Institute of Technology, in- 
cluding not more than forty-eight perma- 
nent 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 
commonwealth in the calendar year nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-seven . . . 318,290 00 

This item postponed. 

For certain roofing repairs and painting . 20,000 00 

This item postponed. 

This item postponed. 

Total $676,440 00 



Lowell Technological Institute of Massachusetts. 

1345-01 For the maintenance of the Lowell Tech- 
nological Institute of Massachusetts, with 
the approval of the trustees, including not 
more than one hundred and sixty-eight 
permanent 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 
commonwealth in the calendar year nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-seven; provided, 
that said institute is hereby authorized to 
conduct a summer school at no expense to 
the commonwealth, and for said purpose 
the institute may receive and expend in- 
come derived therefrom . . . . $1,182,229 00 

1345-40 This item postponed. 

1345-41 This item postponed. 

1345-42 For certain scholarships at the Lowell Tech- 
nological Institute of Massachusetts, as 
authorized by chapter four hundred and 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifty-three ...... 



Total 



10,000 00 
$1,192,229 00 



University of Massachusetts. 

1350-01 For the maintenance of the University of 
Massachusetts, with the approval of the 
trustees, including not more than one thou- 
sand one hundred and ten permanent posi- 
tions . . ... . . $7,465,884 00 

1350-21 For expenses in connection with research 

Erojects for which the commonwealth will 
e fully reimbursed by the federal govern- 
ment, with the approval of the commission 
on administration and finance, prior appro- 
priation continued .... 50,000 00 
1350-22 This item postponed. 
1350-24 For certain improvements to roads, sidewalks 

and parking areas ..... 25,000 00 

1350-25 This item included in item 1350-01. 



Acts, 1957.- Chap. 438. 



335 



Item 

1350-96 



1350-9S 



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 . . $25,000 00 
This item postponed. 

Total $7,565,884 00 



Youth Service Board. 

13S0-01 For administration of the youth service 
board, as authorized by chapter six hun- 
dred and five of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-two, including not more than 
seventy-eight permanent positions . 



$677,632 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: 

1381-01 Industrial school for boys, including not more 
than one hundred and twenty-one perma- 
nent positions $642,650 00 

1382-01 Industrial school for girls, including not more 

than seventy permanent positions . . 397,294 00 

1383-01 Lyman school for boys, including not more 
than one hundred and thirty-five perma- 
nent positions 865,510 00 

1384-01 For the operation of reception and detention 
facilities for boys in the city of Boston, in- 
cluding not more than forty-nine perma- 
nent positions 298,357 00 

1385-01 For the operation of the institute of juvenile 
guidance, including not more than forty- 
nine permanent positions . . 260,833 00 

1386-01 For the operation of reception and detention 
facilities for girls in the city of Boston, in- 
cluding not more than twenty-five perma- 
nent positions . . . 114,982 00 

1387-01 For the operation of a detention center in 
Hampden county, including not more than 
two permanent positions . . . 38,616 00 

1388-01 For the operation of a residential treatment 
unit for small boys in Oakdale, including 
not more than twenty-one permanent posi- 
tions . . . . . . . 145,098 00 

1389-01 For the operation of a detention center in 
Worcester county, including not more than 
two permanent positions . . . 38,616 00 

1390-01 This item postponed. 

Total $2,801,956 00 

Total, Youth Service Board . . . $3,479,588 00 



School Building Assistance Commission. 
1393-01 For the school building assistance commission $69,345 00 

Total, Department of Education . . $33,160,471 00 



336 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Service of the Department of Civil Service and Registration. 



Item 

1402-01 
1402-02 



1402-21 



Division of Civil Service. 

For the salary of the director and for the com- 
pensation of members of the commission . $38,500 00 

For the service of the division, including not 
more than two hundred and thirteen per- 
manent positions; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of one hundred and forty- 
four thousand one hundred and eighty 
dollars from the Highway Fund . . 961,190 00 

For expenses of hearings, as authorized by 
section one of chapter six hundred and 
sixty-seven of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and forty-five .... 5,000 00 

Total $1,004,690 00 



Division of Registration. 

1403-01 For the salary of the director . . . $6,000 00 

1403-02 For the service of the division, including not 

more than forty-six permanent positions . 267,330 00 

Total $273,330 00 



For the service of the following agencies in the division: 

1404-01 Board of registration in medicine, including 

not more than seven permanent positions $10,500 00 

1405-01 Board of dental examiners, including not 

more than live permanent positions . . 5,950 00 

1406-01 Board of registration in chiropody, including 

not more than five permanent positions . 3,100 00 

1407-01 Board of registration in pharmacy, including 

not more than nine permanent positions . 30,661 00 

1408-01 Board of registration of nurses, including not 

more than ten permanent positions. . 5,680 00 

1409-01 Board of registration in embalming and fu- 
neral directing, including not more than 
five permanent positions. . . . 11,100 00 

1410-01 Board of registration in optometry, including 

not more than five permanent positions . 2,800 00 

1411-01 Board of registration in veterinary medicine, 
including not more than five permanent po- 
sitions ... . 2,250 00 

1412-01 Board of registration of professional engineers 

and land surveyors. . . . 4,175 00 

1413-01 Board of registration of architects, includ- 
ing not more than five permanent positions 3,700 00 

1414-01 Board of registration of certified public ac- 
countants, including not more than five 
permanent positions .... 14,910 00 

1416-01 State examiners of electricians, including not 

more than two permanent positions . 9,200 00 

1417-01 State examiners of plumbers, including not 

more than three permanent positions . 6,900 00 

1420-01 Board of registration of barbers, including 

not more than eight permanent positions . 39,330 00 

1421-01 Board of registration of hairdressers, includ- 
ing not more than seventeen permanent po- 
sitions 79,516 00 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



337 



Item 

1422-01 Board of registration of dispensing opticians, 
including not more than five permanent po- 
sitions $1,450 00 

Total $231,222 00 

Total, Department of Civil Service and 

Registration $1,509,242 00 



Service of the Department of Commerce. 

1551-01 For the service of the department, including 
not more than fifty-seven permanent po- 
sitions . . . . " . . $829,700 00 

1551-10 For the commonwealth's share of the ex- 
penses of the New England textile com- 
mittee 5,175 00 

Total, Department of Commerce . . $834,875 00 



Service of the Department of Labor and Industries. 



1601-01 

1603-01 

1605-01 

1607-01 
1609-01 

1609-05 



1611-01 
1613-01 
1615-01 

1619-01 



For general administration and for the di- 
vision of employment of the aging, as au- 
thorized by chapter five hundred and Sev- 
enty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fifty-four, including not more than 
thirteen permanent positions . 

For the division of industrial inspection, in- 
cluding not more than sixty-seven perma- 
nent positions ..... 

For the division of occupational hygiene, in- 
cluding not more than fourteen permanent 
positions ...... 

For the division of statistics, including not 
more than thirty-four permanent positions 

For administration of the division on neces- 
saries of life, including not more than five 
permanent positions .... 

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 

For the board of conciliation and arbitration, 
including not more than sixteen permanent 
positions ...... 

For the commission on minimum wage and 
for expenses of wage boards, including not 
more than thirty-four permanent positions 

For the division of standards, including not 
more than fifteen permanent positions 

Total 

Labor Relations Commission. 

For the service of the commission, including 
not more than nineteen permanent posi- 
tions ...... 



$90,900 00 

366,979 00 

83,346 00 
151,843 00 

25,393 00 



64,076 00 

112,173 00 

158,849 00 

84,489 00 

$1,138,048 00 



$113,697 00 



338 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 

1620-01 



1651-01 



1651-02 



1651-05 
1651-06 



1651 21 



1652-01 



Division of Apprentice Training. 

For the service of the division, including not 
more than thirty-seven 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 . . $168,367 00 

Division of Industrial Accidents. 

For personal services of members of the 
board, including not more than eleven per- 
manent positions . $100,000 00 

For the service of the board and for clerical 
and other assistance for the industrial acci- 
dent rehabilitation board, including not 
more than one hundred and sixty-two per- 
manent positions ..... 721,393 00 

For expenses of impartial examinations, prior 

appropriation continued . . 41,500 00 

For the compensation of certain public em- 
ployees for injuries sustained in the course 
of their employment, as provided by sec- 
tion sixty-nine of chapter one hundred and 
fifty-two of the General Laws, prior appro- 
priation continued; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the General 
Fund the sum of two hundred and eightv 
thousand dollars from the Highway Fund 800,000 00 

Total SI, 662,893 00 

Division of Self- Insurance. 

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 . . $32,017 00 

Industrial Accident Rehabilitation Board. 

For the service of the industrial accident re- 
habilitation board, including not more than 
six permanent positions .... $13,159 00 

Total, Department of Labor and Indus- 
tries $3,128,181 00 



Service of the Department of Mental Health. 

1701-01 For the salary of the commissioner . . $15,000 00 

1701-02 For administration, including the division of 
mental hygiene, psychiatric services to the 
courts and other state departments, 
therapy and outpatient treatment of sexual 
offenders including those incarcerated in 
institutions within the commonwealth, and 
for the transportation and medical exam- 
ination of patients and certain feeble- 
minded persons, including not more than 
three hundred and thirty-nine permanent 
positions 2,358,579200 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



339 



Item 

1701-05 For the expenses of community nurseries for 

retarded children $149,875 00 



Total 



§2,523,454 00 



For the maintenance of and for certain im- 
provements at the following institutions 
under the control of the department of 
mental health: 

1710-00 Massachusetts mental health center, includ- 
ing not more than two hundred and thirty- 
three permanent positions . . . $1,128,989 00 

1710-23 For certain repairs and improvements to the 

roof and penthouse . . . 10,000 00 

1711-00 Boston state hospital, including not more 

than eleven hundred permanent positions 5,148,514 00 

1711-25 To replace certain piping .... 18,00000 

1712-00 Dan vers state hospital, including not more 
than eight hundred and thirty-seven per- 
manent positions ..... 3,731,413 00 

1712-22 This item postponed. 

1712-23 This item postponed. 

1712-24 This item postponed. 

1712-26 This item postponed. 

1713-00 Foxborougn state hospital, including not 
more than four hundred and sixty-eight 
permanent positions .... 2,225,695 00 

1713-21 This item postponed. 

1714-00 Gardner state hospital, including not more 
than four hundred and seventv-five per- 
manent positions . . . " . . 2,258,227 00 

1714-24 For detention screens .... 10,000 00 

1715-00 Grafton state hospital, including not more 
than five hundred and sixty-four perma- 
nent positions 2,708,806 00 

1716-00 Medfield state hospital, including not more 
than five hundred and forty-six permanent 
positions 2,596,100 00 

1717-00 Metropolitan state hospital, including not 
more than six hundred and ninety-nine 
permanent positions .... 3,176,144 00 

1718-00 Northampton state hospital, including not 
more than six hundred and twenty perma- 
nent positions ..... 2,950,715 00 

1718-24 For certain roof repairs .... 15,000 00 

1718-25 For certain repairs to the memorial group . 20,000 00 

1719-00 Taunton state hospital, including not more 
than six hundred and eighty-five perma- 
nent positions 2,910,126 00 

1720-00 Westborough state hospital, including not 
more than six hundred and ninety perma- 
nent positions ..... 3,247,015 00 

1720-24 This item postponed. 

1720-25 For certain roof and gutter repairs . . 66,000 00 

1720-26 This item postponed. 

1720-28 This item postponed. 

1720-29 This item postponed. 

1720-30 For a certain fence 5,000 00 

1721-00 Worcester state hospital, including not more 
than one thousand and twenty permanent 
positions 4,298,050 00 



340 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 

1722-00 



1722-23 
1723-00 



1723-22 
1723-24 
1724-00 



1725-00 



1725-23 
1725-24 
1726-00 



1726-21 
1727-00 



Monson state hospital, including not more 
than seven hundred and thirty permanent 
positions ...... 

For the renewal of certain hot water tanks . 

Belchertown state school, including not more 
than four hundred and fifty-one permanent 
positions ...... 

For detention screens .... 

For retubing boilers ..... 

Walter E. Fernald state school, including not 
more than eight hundred and fourteen per- 
manent positions ..... 

Wrentham state school, including not more 
than six hundred and twenty-eight perma- 
nent positions ..... 

To replace certain piping .... 

This item postponed. 

Myles Standish state school, including not 
more than five hundred and eighty-four 
permanent positions .... 

This item postponed. 

Gushing hospital, including not more than 
three hundred and twenty permanent posi- 
tions ....... 



$3,026,890 00 
25,000 00 



2,133,510 00 
10,000 00 
37,500 00 



3,767,114 00 



2,837,403 00 
16,000 00 



2,829,510 00 

946,332 00 

Total $52,153,053 00 

Total, Department of Mental Health . $54,676,507 00 



Service of the Department of Correction. 

1801-01 For the salary of the commissioner . . $15,000 00 

1801-02 For administration, including not more than 
seventy-two permanent positions; pro- 
vided, that the persons employed under 
the division of classification of prisoners 
shall not be subject to the civil service 
laws and rules; and, provided further, that 
notwithstanding any provision of the law 
to the contrary, the director of civil service 
shall certify to the commissioner of correc- 
tion, on receipt of permanent requisitions, 
names of correction officers to fill perma- 
nent vacancies, and the salary of these em- 
ployees during the period of official train- 
ing shall be paid from this item . . 460,017 00 

8356-37 Item 8356-37 of section two of chapter seven 
hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-five is hereby 
amended by inserting in line four after the 
word "council" the following: or for the 
purchase of a building to be used for the 
same purpose,. 
Non-Contributory Pensions: 

1801-21 For the compensation of certain prison officers 
and instructors formerly in the service of 
the commonwealth, now retired, prior ap- 
propriation continued .... 29,000 00 

1802-01 For the operation of correctional institution 
camps, including not more than twenty- 
four permanent positions . . . 225,320 00 



Total 



$729,337 00 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



341 



Item 

1805-01 



1810-01 



1812-01 
1812-02 



1814-01 
1814-02 
1816-01 
1816-02 
1818-01 
1818-02 



Parole Board. 

For the service of the board, including not 

more than fifty-eighl permanent positions $346,588 00 

For the maintenance of and for certain im- 
provements at the following institutions 
under the control of the department of cor- 
rection: 

Correctional institution at Bridgewater, in- 
cluding not more than four hundred and 
eighty-one permanent positions; provided, 
that notwithstanding any other provision 
of law to the contrary, tjiere shall be in- 
cluded a payment of eight dollars and 
eleven cents for a certain prior-year salary 
earned but not paid _. . 2,971,832 00 

Correctional institution at Walpole, includ- 
ing not more than two hundred and seventy 
permanent positions .... 1,554,251 00 

Correctional institution at Walpole, indus- 
tries, including not more than thirty per- 
manent positions; provided, that the 
commissioner of correction shall determine 
the cost of the manufacture of motor 
vehicle registration plates and certify to 
the comptroller the amounts to be trans- 
ferred therefor from the Highway Fund to 
the General Fund .... 772 : 429 00 

Correctional institution at Concord, includ- 
ing not more than two hundred and forty- 
five permanent positions . . 1,436,366 00 

Correctional institution at Concord, indus- 
tries, including not more than twenty-six 
permanent positions .... 347,345 00 

Correctional institution at Framingham, in- 
cluding not more than one hundred and 
thirty-eight permanent positions . . 784,740 00 

Correctional institution at Framingham, in- 
dustries, including not more than fourteen 
permanent positions . . 243,086 00 

Correctional institution at Norfolk, including 
not more than two hundred and fifty-three 
permanent positions .... 1,611,708 00 

Correctional institution at Norfolk, indus- 
tries, including not more than twenty-nine 
permanent positions .... 464,029 00 

Total $10,185,786 00 

Total. Department of Correction . $11,261,711 00 



Service of the Department of Public Welfare. 

1901-01 For the salary of the commissioner . . $12,500 00 

1901-03 For administration of the program of old age 
assistance provided by chapter one hundred 
and eighteen A of the General Laws, and 
for the office of the commissioner and ex- 
penses of the department of public welfare, 
including not more than five hundred and 
sixty-nine permanent positions . . 2,718,632 00 



342 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 
1901-04 



1901-06 



For administrative cost of a program for total 
and permanent disability assistance and 
for payments made in accordance with 
section three of chapter one hundred and 
eighteen D of the General Laws . . §75,000 00 

For payments on account of old age assist- 
ance grants made in accordance with sec- 
tion one C of chapter one hundred and 
eighteen A of the General Laws . 100,000 00 

Total $2,906,132 00 



Division of Child Guardianship. 

1906-04 For the care and maintenance of children 
under the jurisdiction of the division of 
child guardianship, prior appropriation con- 
tinued ....... 



$3,250,000 00 



Tewksbury State Hospital and Infirmary. 

1919-00 For the maintenance of the Tewksbury state 
hospital and infirmary, including not more 
than seven hundred and forty permanent 
positions ...... 

1919-26 This item postponed. 

1919-27 This item included in item 1919-00. 

1919-29 This item included in item 1919-00. 

1919-30 This item included in item 1919-00. 

1919-31 This item included in item 1919-00. 

1919-32 This item postponed. 

Total 



$3,505,910 00 



$3,505,910 00 



Total, Department of Public Welfare . $9,662,042 00 



Service of the Department of Public Health. 

Bureau of Administration. 

2001-01 For the salary of the commissioner . $14,000 00 

2001-02 For the service of the bureau of administra- 
tion, including not more than thirty-six 
permanent positions .... 194,075 00 

2001-03 This item postponed. 

Total $208,075 00 



Bureau of Environmental Sanitation. 

2002-01 For the service of the bureau, including not 
more than one hundred and three perma- 
nent positions; provided, that an amount 
equal to the administrative expense paid 
from this account and incurred in making 
special air pollution surveys shall be trans- 
ferred from item 2002-02 and credited to 
the General Fund by the comptroller upon 
certification by the commissioner of public 
health 

2002-02 For special air pollution surveys to be con- 
ducted upon request of cities or towns; 
provided, that any city or town requesting 



$695,201 00 



Acts, 1957. -Chap. 438. 



343 



Item 



such a survey shall pay in advance the esti- 
mated cost thereof, the amounts so re- 
ceived to be available for expenditure under 
this item without appropriation, expires 
Juno thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
nine. 

Total 



$695,201 00 



2003-01 



2004-01 



2005-01 



Bureau of Preventive Disease Control. 

For the service of the bureau of preventive 
disease control and for the operation of cer- 
tain clinics in the outpatient departments 
of certain general hospitals, including not 
more than forty-nine permanent positions $1,170,281 00 



Bureau of Health Services. 

For the service of the bureau of health serv- 
ices, including not more than fifty-four 
permanent positions .... 



Bureau of Hospital Facilities. 

For the service of the bureau of hospital fa- 
cilities, including not more than eighteen 
permanent positions .... 



$500,218 00 



$114,574 00 



Bureau of Tuberculosis and Institutions. 

2006-01 For the service of the bureau of tuberculosis 
and institutions and for the common- 
weal! h's share of the operation of certain 
tuberculosis clinics, including not more 
than twenty-seven permanent positions . $165,783 00 

Institute of Laboratories. 

2007-01 For the service of the institute of labora- 
tories, including not more than one hundred 
and twenty-five permanent positions $663,498 00 

For the maintenance of and for certain im- 
provements at the following institutions 
under the control of the department of 
public health: 

2022-00 Lakeville state sanatorium, including not 
more than two hundred and thirty-nine 
permanent positions .... $1,065,090 00 

2023-00 North Reading state sanatorium, including 
not more than two hundred and seven per- 
manent positions ..... 912,253 00 

2024-00 Rutland state sanatorium, including not more 
than two hundred and fifty-two permanent 
positions . ... 1,153,308 00 

2024-22 For the construction of an incinerator . 8,500 00 

2025-00 West field state sanatorium, including not 
more than two hundred and eighty-four 
permanent positions .... 1,393,222 00 

2026-00 Lemuel Sha1 tuck hospil al. including not more 
than ei<rht hundred and two permanent 
positions 3,375,906 00 

2026-21 For a research program relative to high blood 
pressure and its control, to be conducted at 



344 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 



2027-00 



2031-00 



the Lemuel Shattuck hospital; provided, 
that this project and a unit of the hospital, 
which shall be set aside for the purposes of 
this program, shall be designated as the 
Paul A. McCarthy memorial, prior appro- 
priation continued. 

Massachusetts Hospital School, including not 
more than two hundred and nine perma- 
nent positions $1,015,857 00 

Pondville hospital, including not more than 
two hundred and sixty-seven permanent 
positions 1,401,745 00 

Total $10,325,881 00 

Total, Department of Public Health . $13,843,511 00 



Service of the Department of Public Safety. 

2101-01 For the salary of the commissioner . . $12,500 00 

2101-02 For certain administrative expenses of the 
department, including not more than 
ninety-six permanent positions . . 491,720 00 

Total $504,220 00 

Division of State Police. 
2102-04 This item included in item 2101-02. 

Division of Fire Prevention. 

2103-01 For the fire prevention service, including not 

more than twenty-five permanent positions $189,697 00 

Division of Inspection. 

2104-01 For the service of the division, except as 
otherwise provided, including not more 
than fifty-nine permanent positions . . $371,376 00 

2104-11 This item included in item 2104-01. 

2104-21 This item included in item 2104-01. 

2104-31 For the board of boiler rules, including not 

more than four permanent positions . 1,400 00 

Total $372,776 00 



State Boxing Commission. 

2105-11 For the service of the commission, including 

not more than five permanent positions . $24,940 00 

Board of Standards. 

2106-01 For the service of the board, including not 

more than seven permanent positions . $5,100 00 

Board of Elevator Regulations. 

2107-01 For the service of the board, including not 

more than seven permanent positions . $5,150 00 

Board of Fire Prevention Regulations. 

2108-01 For the service of the board, including not 

more than six permanent positions . . $4,100 00 



Acts, 1957.- (hap. 438. 



345 



Item 

2109-01 



2110-01 



Division of Subversive Activities. 

For the service of the division of subversive 
activities, including not more than five 
permanent positions .... $24,480 00 

Board of Schoolhouse Structural Standards. 

For the service of the board, as authorized by 
chapter six hundred and seventy-five of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-five $2,450 00 

Total, Department of Public Safety . $1,132,913 00 



Service of the Department of Public Works. 

Division of Waterways. 

2202-03 For administration, including not more than 
sixty-five 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 .... $320,15000 

2202-06 For the maintenance and repair of certain 
property in the town of Plymouth, includ- 
ing not more than two permanent positions 12,121 00 

2202-07 This item postponed. 



Total 



$338,271 00 



Outdoor Advertising Division. 

2230-01 For the service of the outdoor advertising di- 
vision, as authorized by chapter five hun- 
dred and eighty-four of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-five, including not 
more than ten permanent positions . 

Total, Department of Public Works 



$51,815 00 
$390,086 00 



Service of the Department of Public Utilities. 

230 1 -0 1 For personal services of the commissioners, in- 
cluding not more than five permanent po- 
sitions ....... 

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 sev- 
enty-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 



$56,000 00 
410,186 00 

30,000 00 

6,050 00 
$502,236 00 



346 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 

2304-01 



Commercial Motor Vehicle Division. 

For the service of the division, including not 
more than thirty-two permanent positions 



$187,520 00 



Securities Division. 

2308-01 For the service of the division, including not 

more than nine permanent positions. . $48,654 00 

Total, Department of Public Utilities . $738,410 00 



Annuities and Payments. 

2805-01 For the payment of eerl ain annuil ies and pen- 
sions of soldiers and others under the pro- 
visions of certain act? and resolves . . $9,300 00 

2805-02 For payment of any claims, as authorized by 
sections eighty-nine and eighty-nine A of 
chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, 
for allowances to the families of certain em- 
ployees killed or fatally injured in the dis- 
charge of their duties .... 18,000 00 

Total, Annuities and Payments . $25,300 00 



Non-Contributory Pensions. 

2811-02 For the compensation of veterans who may be 
retired by the governor under the provi- 
sions of sections fifty-six to fifty-nine, inclu- 
sive, of chapter thirty-two of the General 
Laws, and for the cos* of medical examina- 
tions in connection therewith; provided, 
that the comptroller shall transfer to the 
General Fund the sum of four hundred and 
eighteen thousand dollars from the High- 
way Fund $1,900.000 00 

Total, Non-Contributory Tensions . $1,900,000 00 



Miscellaneous. 

2820-02 For the payment, with the approval of the 
comptroller, of expenses for which no funds 
or insufficient funds were alio led or re- 
served; provided, that such expenses were 
not in excess of the appropriation account $25,000 00 

Total, Miscellaneous .... $25,000 00 



APPROPRIATIONS MADE FROM THE HIGHWAY FUND. 
Service of the Department of Public Works. 

Highway Vctivities. 

The salaries of all officers and employees of 
the department engaged in projects or ac- 
tivities relating to highways shall be 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



347 



Item 

2900-01 
2900-02 



2900-04 



2900-07 



2900-08 



2900-09 



2900-12 



charged for the nineteen hundred and fifty- 
eight fiscal year in full to appropriations 

authorized under the heading of "High- 
way Activities" in this act: 

For the salaries of the commissioner and the 
associate commissioners, including not 
more than three permanent positions . $35,000 00 

For administration and engineering in con- 
nection with all highway activities, for the 
offices of the commissioner, department 
secretary, personnel officer and business 
agent, including telephone service in the 
public works building; and for the pay- 
ment of damages caused by defects in state 
highways, with the approval of the at- 
torney general; provided, that the position 
of personnel director, public works depart- 
ment, shall not be subject to the civil serv- 
ice laws and rules, prior appropriation 
continued . . . . . . 16,011,420 00 

For the maintenance and repair of state high- 
ways and bridges, traffic signs and signals, 
including 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 pur- 
chase, construction and repair of shelters 
for departmental equipment and material 
including land necessary therefor, the cost 
of which is less than ten thousand dollars 
for each project, prior appropriation con- 
tinued . . . . . . . 11,540,280 00 

For the construction, improvement and main- 
tenance by the department of public works 
of public roads in state forests, parks and 
reservations outside of the Metropolitan 
Parks di authorized by section 

thirteen of chapter eighty-one of the Gen- 
eral Laws, prior appropriation continued . 203,010 00 

For the cost of snow and ice control on state 
highways and ' own roads, including the re- 
moval of sand and other additional ex- 
penses in connection therewith, prior ap- 
propriation continued .... 6,487,270 00 

For the construction, improvement and main- 
tenance by the department of public works 
of public roads within limits of property 
owned by the commonwealth, as authorized 
by chapter three hundred and seventy-nine 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty- 
five, prior appropriation continued . . 304,400 00 

For projects for improving state highways 
and through routes, including bridges, and 
including construction and reconstruction, 
i* 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; for 
turnouts or rest areas within highway 
rights of way, including contingent ex- 
penses therefor; and upon agreement with 
city or town officials, for construction of 



348 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 



2900-20 



2900-35 



2900-36 



2900-38 



2900-39 



2900-46 



needed improvements on other through 
routes not designated as state highways 
and without acceptance by the common- 
wealth of responsibility for maintenance; 
provided, that any portion of the sum ap- 
propriated herein may be used in conjunc- 
tion with citv or town funds, prior appro- 
priation continued . . . $2,000,000 00 

For all personal services, for the fiscal year 
nineteen hundred and fifty-eight and pre- 
vious years, for all projects and activities 
relating to highways, including not more 
than three thousand five hundred and sixty- 
seven permanent positions; provided, that 
transfers shall be made to this account by 
the commissioner of public works from ap- 
propriations for the several highway ac- 
tivity items in this act except items 
2900-01 and 2900-80 in amounts not in ex- 
cess of the initial amounts prescribed for 
personal services by subsidiary account as 
authorized by section twenty-seven of 
chapter twenty-nine of the General Laws, 
the amounts transferred to this account to 
be credited to corresponding subsidiary ac- 
counts; provided further, that the provi- 
sions of section twenty-nine of chapter 
twenty-nine of the General Laws shall 
apply to this item. 

For resurfacing existing state highways with 
not less than two inches of bituminous 
bound aggregate, using present traveled 
ways as a base; provided, that the state 
purchasing agent may buy the required bi- 
tuminous-treated aggregate, notwithstand- 
ing the provisions of section eight A of 
chapter twenty-nine of the General Laws, 
prior appropriation continued . . 2,026,576 00 

For the construction or reconstruction of 
state highway and other bridges, including 
certain bridges placed under the authority 
of the department of public works by chap- 
ter six hundred and ninety of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and forty-five and by 
chapter four hundred and eighty-two of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and forty- 
eight; provided, that sums herein appro- 
priated may be used, upon agreement with 
city or town officials, in conjunction with 
city or town funds without acceptance by 
the commonwealth of responsibility for 
maintenance, prior appropriation con- 
tinued . . . . 1,500,000 00 

For expenses in connection with research and 
investigational work to be done on a co- 
operative basis with the Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology, prior appropriation 
continued, expires June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-nine . . . 30,000 00 

For certain research and investigational 
work in co-operation with the highway re- 
search board, prior appropriation contin- 
ued 500 00 

This item omitted. 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 349 

Item 

2900-61 For the compensation of former employees 
of the department of public works, now re- 
tired, as authorized by chapter four hun- 
dred and throe of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and forty-eight, as amended by chap- 
ter four hundred and fortv-one of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fifty-three . . $36,540 00 

2900-SO For the operation and maintenance of the 
public works building, including not more 
than eighty-one permanent positions . 402,325 00 



Total, Department of Fublic Works . $40,577,921 00 



Service of the Registry of Motor Vehicles. 

2924-01 For the service of the registry, including not 
more than nine hundred and seventy-eight 
permanent positions .... $5,238,344 00 



Total, Registry of Motor Vehicles . $5,238,344 00 



Service of the Department of Public Safety. 

Division of State Police. 

2926-01 For the service of the division, including not 
more than six hundred and twenty-six per- 
manent positions . . . ' . . $4,087,234 00 
2926-1 1 For the compensation of state police officers 
formerly in the service of the common- 
wealth, now retired .... 50,000 00 
The comptroller is hereby authorized to 
transfer to the Highway Fund the sum 
of six hundred and twenty-three thou- 
sand and eighty-five dollars from the 
General Fund on account of the expendi- 
tures under the division of state police. 



Total, Department of Public Safety . $4,137,234 00 



Service of the Metropolitan District Commission. 

The following items are to be paid with the 
approval of the Metropolitan District Com- 
mission: 

2931-01 For general administration, including not 
more than sixty-six permanent positions; 
provided, that the comptroller shall trans- 
fer to the Highway Fund seventy-five per 
cent of the cost of payments made under 
this item from the Metropolitan District 
Commission Funds, to be assessed by 
methods fixed bv law .... $356,750 00 

2931-04 This item included in item 2931-01 . 

2931-06 For the maintenance of boulevards and park- 
ways, including the installation of traffic 
lights and including Bunker Hill and the 
property adjacent, and for the maintenance 



350 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 



2931-16 
2931-19 
2931-24 
2931-26 



of parks reservations and the Charles River 
basin, including the retirement of metro- 
politan police and veterans under the pro- 
visions of the General Laws, and including 
not more than one thousand and nineteen 
permanent positions; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the Highway 
Fund proportions of payments made under 
this item, as provided by section fifty-five 
of chapter ninety-two of the General Laws 

This item postponed. 

This item postponed. 

This item included in item 2931-06. 

This item included in item 2931-06. 

Total, Metropolitan District Commis- 



$7,195,150 00 



$7,551,900 00 



APPROPRIATIONS MADE FROM THE INLAND FISHERIES 
AND GAME FUND. 

Service of the Department of Natural Resources. 

Division of Fisheries and Game. (It is 
hereby provided that federal funds received 
as reimbursements under the folloiving 
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 ten permanent positions . $117,373 00 

3304-06 For exp^ns^s of the board, as authorized by 

chapter twenty-one of the General Laws . 2,500 00 

3304-31 For expenses of game farms and fish hatcher- 
ies, including not more than sixty-six per- 
manent positions ..... 564,883 00 

3304-42 For the improvement and management of 
lakes, ponds and rivers, including not more 
than seven permanent positions . . 98,176 00 

3304-44 For the contribution of the department of 
natural resources towards a wild life co- 
operative research project, in accordance 
with a contract with the federal govern- 
ment, to be expended by the University of 
Massachusetts .... 7,500 00 

3304-45 For the establishment and maintenance of 
public fishing grounds, including not more 
than two permanent positions; provided, 
that none of the money appropriated under 
this item shall be used for the purchase of 
land 12,481 00 

3304-47 For certain stream surveys and inventory 
work, as authorized by chapter two hun- 
dred and seven of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-one, including not more than 
one permanent position; provided, that the 
comptroller shall transfer to the Inland 
Fisheries and Game Fund the sum of six 
thousand dollars from the General Fund . 56,833 00 

3304-51 For wild life research and management, in- 
cluding not more than seventeen perma- 
nent positions ..... 116,802 00 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



351 



Item 

3304-53 



3304-58 



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 twenty per- 
manent positions, prior appropriation con- 
tinued ....... 

This item omitted. 

Total 



$137,041 00 



$1,113,589 00 



Division of Law Enforcement. 

3308-05 For the payment of damages caused by wild 
deer and wild moose, including not more 
than one permanent position, prior appro- 
priation continued . . $4,4G1 00 

3308-07 For the supervision of public fishing and 

hunting grounds 8,080 00 

Total $12,541 00 

Total, Department of Natural Resources $1,120,130 00 



APPROPRIATION PAYABLE FROM THE AGRICULTURAL 
PURPOSES FUND. 

Service of the Department of Agriculture. 

Division of Plant Pest Control and Fairs. 

3809-21 For state prizes and agricultural exhibits, 
including allotment of funds for the 4-H 
activities; provided, that the comptroller 
shall transfer to the General Fund the sum 
of ten thousand six hundred and fifty- 
three dollars from the Agricultural Pur- 
poses Fund $106,697 00 

Total, Department of Agriculture . $106,697 00 



APPROPRIATIONS PAYABLE FROM THE MOSQUITO CON- 
TROL FUND. 



Service of the State Reclamation Board. 

3901-00 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 hundred and 
thirty-five, to be assessed in the calendar 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven . $107,992 00 

3915-00 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 



352 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 



3917-00 



thirty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fifty, to be assessed in the calendar 
year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven . $58,042 00 

For the maintenance and construction of 
drainage ditches, as authorized by chapter 
three hundred and forty-one of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-six, to be as- 
sessed in the calendar year nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-seven .... 76,418 00 

Total, State Reclamation Board . . §242,452 00 



APPROPRIATIONS PAYABLE FROM THE STATE RECREA- 
TION AREAS FUND. 

Service of the Department of Natural Resources. 

Division of Forests and Parks. 

4010-01 For the service of the bureau of recreation, 
including not more than sixty-nine perma- 
nent positions $515,969 00 

4010-02 This item postponed. 

Total, Department of Natural Resources $515,969 00 



Service of the Department of Public Works. 

4050-01 For the service of the division of public 
beaches, including not more than two per- 
manent positions ..... $15,863 00 

4050-02 For the maintenance of Salisbury beach res- 
ervation, including not more than three 
permanent positions .... 114,311 00 

4050-03 For the care and maintenance of the province 
lands, including the bathhouse, and of the 
lands acquired and structures erected by 
the Provincetown tercentenary commis- 
sion, including not more than five perma- 
nent positions ..... 38,075 00 

4050-05 For the maintenance of Horseneck beach, 

prior appropriation continued . . . 70,585 00 

4050-06 For the maintenance of Scusset beach, prior 

appropriation continued . . . 13,835 00 

Total, Department of Public Works . $252,669 00 



APPROPRIATION PAYABLE FROM THE SMOKE INSPEC- 
TION FUND. 



Service of the Department of Public Health. 
Division of Smoke Inspection. 

4311-01 For the service of the division, including not 

more than nine permanent positions . $50,051 00 

Total, Department of Public Health . $50,051 00 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 353 



APPROPRIATIONS PAYABLE FROM THE METROPOLITAN 
DISTRICT COMMISSION FUNDS. 

The following appropriations are to be as- 
sessed upon the several districts in accord- 
ance with the methods fixed by law, unless 
otherwise provided, and to be expended un- 
der the direction of the Metropolitan Dis- 
trict Commission: 

Metropolitan Park3, General. 

Item 

S601-27 For certain payments for the use of facilities 

of the museum of science . $50,000 00 

8602-27 For the cost of suppressing the gypsy moth 5.000 00 

8602-37 For the expenses of holding band concerts . 25,000 00 

8602-38 For the construction and equipment of cer- 
tain play areas, prior appropriation con- 
tinued, expires June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-nine .... 75,000 00 

8602-93 For the development of a recreation area, as 
authorized by chapter five hundred and 
twenty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fifty-six, appropriation expires June 
thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty-nine 70,000 00 



Total, Metropolitan Parks, General . $225,000 00 



Metropolitan Sewerage, North System. 

"02-00 For the maintenance and operation of a sys- 
tem of sewage disposal for the north met- 
ropolitan sewerage district, including re- 
tirement of veterans under the provisions 
of the General Laws, and including not 
more than three hundred and eighteen 
permanent positions for the north and 
south svstems, partlv chargeable to this 
item and to item 8807-00 . . . $1,248,010 00 

'02-10 For a certain payment, as authorized by 
chapter one hundred and one of the re- 
solves of nineteen hundred and fifty-four; 
provided, that a sum equal to the payments 
under this item shall be assessed upon the 
north and south metropolitan sewerage 
districts according to methods fixed by law 1,500 00 



Total, Metropolitan Sewerage, North 

System . " $1,249,510 00 



Metropolitan Sewerage, South System. 

8807-00 For the maintenance and operation of the 
system of sewage disposal for the south 
metropolitan sewerage district, including 
retirement of veterans under the provisions 
of the General Laws, and including certain 
permanent positions as enumerated in item 

8702-00 $1,121,104 00 

8807-22 \ The unexpended balance remaining in item 

8807-23 J 8807-22 of section two of chapter seven 

hundred and six of the acts of nineteen 



354 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 



hundred and fifty-five is hereby transferred 
and made available for the purposes of 
item 8807-23 of said chapter seven hun- 
dred and six, appropriation expires June 
thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty-nine. 



Total, 
System 



Metropolitan Sewerage, South 



$1,121,104 00 



Metropolitan Water System. 

8902-00 For the maintenance and operation of the 
metropolitan water system, including the 
retirement of veterans under the provi- 
sions of the General Laws and including 
not more than five hundred and ninety-five 
permanent positions .... 

8902-22 For emergency repairs to water mains, prior 
appropriation continued, expires June thir- 
tieth, nineteen hundred and fifty-nine 

8902-26 For certain repairs to transmission lines, 
Clinton ...... 

8902-34 For the construction of additions and im- 
provements to certain supply and distribu- 
tion mains, prior appropriation continued, 
expires June thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and fifty-nine ..... 

8902-36 For the purchase of certain pipe and valve 
stock, prior appropriation continued, ex- 
pires June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-nine ...... 

8902-37 For certain roof repairs at pumping stations, 
prior appropriation continued, expires 
June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
nine . . .... 

8902-50 For the purchase of certain pipe cutting 
equipment ..... 

8902-59 For certain improvements, Mystic Shops 

8902-60 For the replacement of certain meter regis- 
ters and tubes .... 

8902-82 For certain improvements to the Turkey Hill 
standpipe, prior appropriation continued 

Total, Metropolitan Water System 



$3,529,805 00 

10,000 00 
10,000 00 



300,000 00 
25,000 00 

15,000 00 

5,000 00 
5,000 00 

21,000 00 

30,000 00 



$3,950,805 00 



LOCAL AID APPROPRIATIONS. 

The following appropriations are for reim- 
bursements and grants to local governments 
and for certain other purposes, and are to 
be in addition to any unexpended balance 
of appropriations heretofore made for the 
purpose: 

APPROPRIATIONS MADE FROM THE GENERAL FUND. 
Service of the Judiciary. 

Superior Court. 

2603-01 For reimbursing certain counties for com- 
pensation of certain special justices for 
services in holding sessions of district 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 355 

[tern 

courts in place of the justice, while Bitting 
in the superior court, for the year nineteen 
hundred and 6fty-eigh1 and the previous 
year $9,000 00 

Suffolk County Court House. 

2603-02 For reimbursing the city of Boston for thirty 
per cent of the rust 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; 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 . $215,000 00 



Total, Judiciary .... $224,000 00 



Boards and Commissions serving under Governor and Council. 

Service of the State Housing Board. 

260 1-02 For the reimbursement of housing authorities, 
as authorized by chapter six hundred and 
sixty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fifty-three, prior appropriation con- 
tinued. 

2604-03 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 .... $3,800,000 00 

Total, State Housing Board . . $3,800,000 00 



Service of the Commissioner of Veterans' Services. 

2605-01 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 . . . $4,500,000 00 



Total, Boards and Commissions serving 

under Governor and Council . . $8,300,000 00 



Service of the Department of Agriculture. 
Division of Livestock Disease Control. 

2609-01 For the reimbursement of certain towns for 

compensation paid to inspectors of animals $2,700 00 



Total, Department of Agriculture. . $2,700 00 



Service of the Department of Natural Resources. 
Division of Forests and Parks. 

2610-01 For aiding towns in the purchase of equip- 
ment for extinguishing forest fires, as pro- 
vided by section eleven of chapter forty of 
the General Laws . . . . $1,000 00 



356 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 

2610-02 
2610-03 



For reimbursement to certain towns for ex- 
tinguishing forest fires, prior appropriation 
continued. 

For the reimbursement to cities and towns of 
a proportion of their expenses for the sup- 

(>ression of insect pests, as provided by 
aw, prior appropriation continued. 

Total 



$1,000 00 



Division of Marine Fisheries. 

2610-04 For the reimbursement to certain coastal 
cities and towns of a part of the cost of 
projects for the suppression of enemies of 
shellfish and for propagation, as authorized 
by section twenty of chapter one hundred 
and thirty of the General Laws; provided, 
that the expenditure by said cities and 
towns of funds herein provided shall not 
be subject to appropriation as required by 
section fifty-three of chapter forty-four 
of the General Laws .... 

2610-06 For bounties on seals, prior appropriation 
continued. 

Total 

Total, Department of Natural Resources 



$20,000 00 



$20,000 00 
$21,000 00 



Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation. 

Reimbursement for Loss of Taxes. 

2612-01 For reimbursing cities and towns for los9 of 
taxes on land used for state institutions and 
certain other state activities, as certified by 
the commissioner of corporations and tax- 
ation for the calendar year nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-seven, for the reimburse- 
ment of certain towns as authorized by 
section seventeen B of chapter fifty-eight 
of the General Laws and for reimbursing 
certain towns as authorized by chapters 
seven hundred and one and five hundred 
and seventy-nine of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six .... $760,000 00 

2612-02 For the reimbursement of cities and towns 
for abatements granted, as provided by 
chapter five hundred of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-one . . . 45.000 00 

Total $805,000 00 

Total, Department of Corporations and 

Taxation $805,000 00 



Service of the Department of Education. 

2613-01 For reimbursement to cities and towns of a 
portion of the cost of a program for ex- 
tended school services for certain children 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



357 



[tern 

2613-02 
2613-03 
2613-04 

2613-05 

2613-06 
2613-07 



of certain employed mothers, as authorized 
by sections twenty-six A to twenty-six F, 
inclusive, of chapter seventy-one of the 
General Laws .... $7,000 00 

For the reimbursement of certain cities and 
towns for sight saving classes, as provided 
by law . . . . . . 6,200 00 

For assisting small towns in providing them- 
selves with school superintendents, as pro- 
vided by law 172,000 00 

For the reimbursement of certain towns for 
the transportation of pupils as provided by 
law; provided, that a sum equivalent to 
the payments under this item shall be 
transferred to the General Fund from the 
receipts of the income tax . . 4,400,000 00 

For the reimbursement of certain cities and 
towns for a part of the expenses of main- 
taining agricultural and industrial voca- 
tional schools, as provided by law . . 4,203,000 00 

For reimbursement of certain cities and towns 

for adult English-speaking classes . . 99,000 00 

For the reimbursement of certain towns for 
the transportation of pupils, as authorized 
by section eight A of chapter seventy-four 
of the General Laws; provided, that a sum 
equivalent to the payments under this item 
shall be transferred to the General Fund 
from the receipts of the income tax . . 100,700 00 

Total $8,987,900 00 



School Building Assistance Commission . 

2613-08 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; pro- 
vided, that a sum equivalent to the pay- 
ments under this item shall be transferred 
to the General Fund from the receipts of 
the income tax ..... 



$9,400,000 00 



School Lunch and Commodity Distribution Program. 

2613-09 For the reimbursement of cities and towns 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, and if necessary for supplementing 
federal funds allocated for the special milk 
program; provided, that notwithstanding 
any provisions of law to the contrary, re- 
imbursements so authorized to be paid 
from state funds shall not exceed fifty per 
cent of the total reimbursement author- 
ized by the national school lunch act; 
and, provided further, that a sum equiva- 
lent to the payments under this item shall 
be transferred to the General Fund from 
the receipts of the income tax . $1,100,000 00 



358 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 



Item 

2613-10 



2613-11 



Education of Deaf and Blind Pupils. 

For the reimbursement of certain cities and 
towns for day classes of the deaf, as pro- 
vided by section twenty-eight of chapter 
sixty-nine of the General Laws . . $45,000 00 

Teachers' Retirement Board. 

For reimbursement of certain cities and 

towns for pensions to retired teachers . $2,100,000 00 



Youth Service Board. 

2613-12 For reimbursement of cities and towns for 
tuition of children attending public schools 

2613-15 For the reimbursement of cities and towns 
for part of the cost of employing school 
adjustment counsellors, as authorized by 
chapter six hundred and ninety-six of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and fifty-five 

Total 

Total, Department of Education . 



$17,000 00 



40,000 00 
$57,000 00 
$21,689,900 00 



Service of the Department of Public Welfare. 

2619-01 For the payment of suitable aid to certain 

dependent children .... $6,800,000 00 

2619-02 For the burial by cities and towns of indigent 

persons who have no legal settlement 5,000 00 

2619-03 For expenses in connection with smallpox and 
other diseases dangerous to the public 
health. 

2619-04 For the support of sick indigent persons who 

have no legal settlement . . . 700,000 00 

2619-05 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 un- 
der the charge of the department . . 1,682,000 00 

2619-06 For the reimbursement of cities and towns for 
total and permanent disability assistance, 
as provided by chapter one hundred and 
eighteen D of the General Laws 5,650,000 00 

2619-07 For tuition in the public schools, including 
transportation to and from school, of 
children boarded by the department, for 
the twelve months ending June thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and fifty-seven . . 020,000 00 

2619-08 For reimbursement to cities and towns for 

old age assistance, as provided by law . 36,000,000 00 

2619-09 Notwithstanding 1 lie provisions of section ten 
of chapter sixty-four B of the General Laws 
regulating payments from receipts under 
said chapter to cities and towns, hereto- 
fore made without appropriation, a sum 
not exceeding two million five hundred 
thousand dollars is hereby appropriated 
from the General Fund for such payments, 
and the total amounts to be paid by the 
state treasurer on or before November 
twentieth, nineteen hundred and fifty- 



Item 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 359 



seven, from the sum herein appropriated, 
shall be not less than one million two hun- 
dred and fifty thousand dollars . . $2,500,000 00 



Total, Department of Public Welfare . $53,957,000 00 



Service of the Department of Public Health. 

Bureau of Tuberculosis and Institutions. 

2620-01 For the payment of subsidies for tubercular 

patients in certain hospitals . . . $335,000 00 



Total, Department of Public Health . $335,000 00 



APPROPRIATIONS MADE FROM THE HIGHWAY FUND. 
Service of the Department of Public Works. 

Highway Activities. 

2900-17 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 .... $5,000,000 00 

2900-18 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-eight, the 
provisions of chapter six hundred and 
eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and forty-five and chapter seven hundred 
and six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
forty-nine notwithstanding; and, provided, 
that the amount appropriated for the pur- 
pose in any fiscal year shall be available 
for expenditure in the succeeding fiscal 
year 2,600,000 00 



Total, Department of Public Works . $7,600,000 00 



DEBT SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS. 

APPROPRIATIONS MADE FROM THE GENERAL FUND. 

Interest and Redemption of Debt. 

2410-00 For the payment of interest on the direct debt 
of the commonwealth, to be in addition to 
the amount appropriated in item 2951-00, 
prior appropriation continued . . . $4,920,227 00 



360 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 

Item 
2420-00 For certain serial bonds maturing, to be in 
addition to the amount appropriated in 
item 2952-00, prior appropriation contin- 
ued; provided, that to reimburse the Gen- 
eral Fund for the cost of debt service on ac- 
count of highway expenditures made in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of chapter six 
hundred and eighty-nine of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-four, as amended, 
the comptroller shall transfer to ihe Gen- 
eral Fund the sum of two hundred and 
forty-six thousand two hundred dollars 
from the Highway Fund . . . §20,737,000 00 

Total, Interest and Redemption of Debt $25,657,227 00 



APPROPRIATIONS MADE FROM THE HIGHWAY FUND. 
Interest and Radempbion of Dabt. 

2951-00 For the payment of interest on the direct 
debt of the commonwealth, to be in addi- 
tion to the amount appropriated in item 
2410-00, prior appropriation continued . $7,117,075 00 

2952-00 For certain serial bonds maturing to be in 
addition to the amount appropriated in 
item 2420-00, prior appropriation contin- 
ued 19,450,000 00 

Total, Interest and Redemption of Debt $26,567,075 00 



APPROPRIATION PAYABLE FROM THE STATE RECREA- 
TION AREAS FUND. 

Interest and Redemption of Debt. 

4081-00 For the payment of interest on certain 
bonded debt of the commonwealth, to be 
in addition to any amounts otherwise 
available for the purpose . . . $57,000 00 

4081-01 This item included in item 4081-00. 

4082-00 For certain serial bonds maturing, to be in 
addition to any amounts otherwise avail- 
able for the purpose, prior appropriation 
continued 86,037 00 

4082-01 This item included in item 4082-00. 



Total, Interest and Redemption of Debt $143,037 00 



Section 3. Wherever, in section two of this act, it is pro- 
vided that transfers shall be made from a fund, account or re- 
ceipts, of a specific sum, a percentage of payments, or a sum 
equivalent to payments, such transfers of a specific sum shall 
be made upon the effective date of this act, and all others 
shall be made quarterly unless otherwise provided; except, 
that at the close of a fiscal year, the amount equivalent to 
payments in a continuing account shall be construed to mean 
the amount of such appropriation. 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 361 

Section -I. No moneys appropriated under this act shall 
be expended for reimbursement for the expenses of meals for 
persons while traveling within or without the commonwealth 
at the expense thereof, unless such reimbursement is in ac- 
cordance with rules and rates established in accordance with 
section twenty-eight of chapter seven of the General Laws. 

Section* 5. The allowance to state employees for expenses 
incurred by them in the operation of motor vehicles owned 
by them and used in the performance of their official duties 
shall not exceed eight 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 transportation 
from his place or places of employment to the vicinity of his 
residence, and no payment shall be made or obligation in- 
curred for the garaging of any motor vehicle in private 
garages under any circumstances except upon prior approval 
by the commission on administration and finance. 

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 division of personnel 
and standardization, no part of sums so appropriated in sec- 
tion two shall be available for payment of salaries of any addi- 
tional permanent position, or for payments on account of 
reallocations of permanent positions, or for payments on ac- 
count of anj r 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 per- 
manent 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 Massachusetts, the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke and 
the University of Massachusetts, and excepting positions 
w'hich are subject to appointment by the governor, with or 
without the consent of the council, may be filled in any man- 
ner without 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 nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-eight shall be available for the pay- 
ment of such other forms of compensation as may be due un- 
der existing statutes, or under the provisions of rules and 
regulations made in accordance with said statutes. 

Section 8. 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 ap- 
plications for such subventions and grants, and for transfers 



362 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 438. 

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 common- 
wealth may be expended without specific appropriation if 
such expenditures are otherwise in accordance with law. 

Section 9. 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- 
eight to incur liabilities and incidental expenses for the 
purchase of supplies, as provided by said section fifty-one, 
including 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 
provided for the purpose, and the comptroller may certify 
for payment such incidental expenses and liabilities so in- 
curred to an amount not exceeding three hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars, in addition to any amount heretofore pro- 
vided for the purpose. 

Section 10. No agency of the commonwealth receiving 
an appropriation under section two of this act shall make 
any expenditure for any document regularly printed, mimeo- 
graphed or prepared in any other way, whether for outside 
or interdepartmental circulation unless publication of such 
document shall have been approved by the state purchasing 
agent. 

Section 1 1 . Notwithstanding the salary schedule adopted 
in chapter seven hundred and twenty-nine of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fifty-six or any other provision of law, 
the rate of compensation of each officer and employee whose 
salary is not specifically fixed by law shall be limited to an 
increase not in excess of one thousand dollars per annum over 
the rate paid to such employee on September thirtieth, nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-six; provided, however, that any such 
employee may receive an increase in excess of one thousand 
dollars if said increase is the result of a step-in-range duly 
authorized by law. 

Section 12. The effective date of the appropriation ac- 
counts, subsidiary accounts and authorizations in section two 
of this act shall be July first, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
seven. However, beginning June first, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-seven, obligations may be incurred against these ap- 
propriation accounts or subsidiary accounts, if any, there- 
under, for items to be delivered or for services to be rendered 
on and after July first, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven; 
provided, they are in accordance with law and the amounts 
thereof do not exceed the amount of the appropriation ac- 
count or subsidiary account. Where the allotment of an ap- 
propriation account or subsidiary account is a condition 
precedent to expenditure, the obligations shall not exceed 
the amount allotted for said appropriation account or sub- 
sidiary account. The certified copies of the schedules as 



Acts, 1957. - ( haps. 439, 440. 363 

provided for in section twenty-seven of chapter twenty- 
nine of the General Laws shall be filed with the comptroller 
and the budget commissioner to permit the effective opera- 
tion of this sec i ion on June first, nineteen hundred and fifty- 
seven. Where the allotment of an appropriation account 
or subsidiary account is required by law, allotments shall be 
made to permit the effective operation of this section on 
June first, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven. 

Section 13. The budget commissioner is hereby directed 
to send a copy of sections three to twelve, inclusive, of this 
act to each departmental, divisional and institutional head 
immediately following the passage of this act. 

Section 14. Sections one to eleven of this act shall take 
effect on July first, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven; sec- 
tions twelve and thirteen shall take effect upon the passage 
of this act. Approved June 14, 1957. 

An Act validating the acts and proceedings of the Chav 439 

TOWN OF NORTH ANDOVER AT AN ADJOURNED SPECIAL 
TOWN MEETING HELD IN THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED 
AND FIFTY-SEVEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The acts and proceedings of the town of North 
Andover at the adjourned session of the special town meeting 
of November, nineteen hundred and fifty-six, held on Feb- 
ruary fourth, in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, 
and all acts done in pursuance thereof, are hereby confirmed 
and made valid, notwithstanding the inadequacies of the 
notices of adjournments as required by article one of section 
three of the by-laws of said town, to the same extent as if 
the adjourned sessions had been called, held, conducted and 
adjourned in strict compliance with law. 

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

Approved June 14, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the town of spencer to appro- Chav 440 

PRIATE OR BORROW 7 A SUM OF MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF 
STREAM IMPROVEMENT WITHIN SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Spencer is hereby authorized to 
raise and appropriate, or transfer from available funds, a sum 
not exceeding fifty thousand dollars for the purpose of stream 
improvement in the Muzzy meadow brook area, correcting 
drainage problems in certain sections of the town, and for the 
purpose of participating in any Hood control project author- 
ized by the federal government and approved by the board of 
selectmen, said sum to be expended in conjunction with any 
money which may be allotted for said purposes by the com- 
monwealth under the provisions of chapter ninety-one of the 
General Laws. For said purposes the said town may acquire 



364 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 441. 

land or any right, interest or easement therein by gift, pur- 
chase or eminent domain. 

Section 2. For the purpose of providing funds for the 
expenditures authorized by section one, the town of Spencer 
may, by the issuance of bonds or notes, borrow such sums as 
may be necessary, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, pay- 
able in not more than ten years. Said bonds or notes shall 
bear on their face the words Spencer Stream Improvement 
Loan, Act of 1957. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be 
within the statutory limit and shall be subject to the provi- 
sions of chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of 
the limitation contained in the first paragraph of section seven 
thereof. 

Section 3. Any action taken pursuant to the authority 
contained in this act by the town of Spencer at the annual 
town meeting held in said town on March seventh, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-seven, shall be valid and effective for all 
purposes as though this act were in effect at the time of the 
posting of the warrant for said meeting. 

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

Approved June 14, 1957. 

ChapA41 An Act authorizing the town of topsfield to lay water 
pipes within the limits of the town of boxford and 
to furnish and sell water to the masconomet re- 
gional school district and authorizing said district 
to borrow money for the cost of laying such pipes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Topsfield is hereby authorized to 
lay, maintain, replace and repair water pipes within the 
limits of the town of Boxford and to furnish and sell water 
for the exclusive purposes of the Masconomet Regional 
School District in the towns of Boxford, Middleton and 
Topsfield. The rates for furnishing such water shall be such 
as may be agreed upon by the regional school district com- 
mittee and the board of water commissioners of the town of 
Topsfield. 

Section 2. The Masconomet Regional School District 
committee is hereby authorized to expend from money 
borrowed under the provisions of clause (d) of section sixteen 
of chapter seventy-one of the General Laws as part of the 
construction cost of a school building such sums as may be 
necessary for the cost of laying the water pipes provided for 
in section one. 

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

Approved June 14, 1957. 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 442, 443. 365 



A\ Act relative to the retirement for accidental dis- ChavA42 

ABILITY OF HENRY A. MARONI, A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF THE 
TOWN OF ATHOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of general or 
special law, and notwithstanding any action taken by the 
board of retirement of the town of Athol with reference to 
the retirement of Henry A. Maroni, a former member of the 
fire department of said town, the appropriate retiring au- 
thority in said town shall provide that said Henry A. Maroni 
be examined by a medical panel, consisting of three phy- 
sicians, to be selected as follows: — one to be designated 
by the chief of the fire department, one to be designated by 
the commissioner of public health and who shall, so far as 
practicable, be skilled in the particular branch of medicine 
or surgery as may be involved in the case of said Maroni, and 
a third to be designated by the said Maroni. If the retiring 
authority finds from all the evidence and the report of the 
medical panel that said Maroni became permanently dis- 
abled because of injuries sustained through no fault of his 
own while in the actual performance of his duties as a mem- 
ber of the fire department of said town, then it shall increase 
his retirement allowance to the amount he would have 
received had he been retired at two thirds of the highest 
annual compensation received by him at the time of his re- 
tirement; provided, however, that such increased allowance 
shall be paid only from the date of the finding of said medical 
panel and shall not be retroactive to the time of his original 
retirement. 

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

Approved June 14, 1957. 

An Act increasing the license fee under the "motor ChapAAS 

FUEL SALES ACT". 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 94 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 295B, as amended by chapter 497 of the 
acts of 1950, and inserting in place thereof the following 
section : — Section 295B. No retail dealer shall engage in 
the business of selling motor fuel at retail without first pro- 
curing from the division a license for each station, store, 
garage or other establishment at which his said business is to 
be conducted. Licenses issued under this section shall be 
issued upon written application to the division, shall be 
issued only to persons who own the business to be licensed 
and who are the owners or lessees of the premises on which 
the business is to be conducted, shall be effective from the 



366 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 444. 

date of their issuance until the first day of January of the 
ensuing year, and shall be renewed annually. A license fee 
of ten dollars shall be paid for the issuance of every such 
license and every renewal thereof. 

Each licensee shall conspicuously display his li cense at the 
station, store, garage or other establishment to which it per- 
tains. The requirements of this section with respect to li- 
censes are hereby declared to be in addition to, and not in 
substitution for, license requirements contained in any other 
statute, ordinance, by-law, rule or regulation. 

The expenses incurred by the division in the administration 
and enforcement of sections two hundred and ninety-five A 
to two hundred and ninety-five O, inclusive, in any fiscal 
year shall not be in excess of the receipts from license fees 
under said sections paid into the state treasury by the divi- 
sion during such fiscal year. 

The division shall forthwith notify the commissioner of 
corporations and taxation in writing of all licenses issued, 
renewed, transferred, modified, cancelled or suspended by it. 

Approved June 14, 1957. 



Chap.444: An Act relative to local taxation of certain lands of 

COMMERCIAL AIRPORTS TO WHICH THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS 
GRANTED FREE USE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the 
commonwealth in the interest of the needs of national defense 
and for the development of ah' commerce and private flying, 
to encourage the establishment of privately owned airports 
and air navigation facilities the use of which is available to 
the public without charge. The purpose of this act is to 
encourage the establishment and development of privately 
owned airports and air navigation facilities which are pro- 
viding service to the public at no cost, by granting tax exemp- 
tion on the value of improvements on or to the landing area. 

Section 2. Section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by adding after clause Thirty-seventh, 
added by chapter 379 of the acts of 1953, the following 
clause: — 

Thirty-eighth, In determining the valuation, for city and 
town tax purposes, of any privately owned airport, the value 
of any improvements on or to the landing area shall not be 
included, so long as the owner grants free use of said landing 
area to the general public for the landing, taking off and 
taxiing of aircraft; provided, said airport meets the minimum 
requirements set forth by the Massachusetts aeronautics 
commission in rules and regulations issued under section 
thirty-nine, chapter ninety, and is certified by the Massa- 
chusetts aeronautics commission to be included within the 
needs of civil aeronautics as established by the state airport 
plan prepared under section thirty-nine A of chapter ninety, 



Acts, 1957.- Chaps. 445, 446, 447. 367 

and is approved for commercial operation by the Massa- 
chusetts aeronautics commission. 

Approved June 14, 1957. 



Chap .44:5 



An Act to permit payment of non-taxable stock divi- 
dends IN OTHER than new stock of issuing corpora- 
tion. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 1 of chapter 62 of 
the General Laws, as amended by chapter 735 of the acts 
of 1945. is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 1, 
the word "new". 

Section 2. Subsection (c) of said section 1 of said chapter 
62 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, as appearing 
in the Tercentenary Edition, the word "new". 

Section 3. This act shall take effect with respect to 
taxable years commencing after December thirty-first, nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-six. Approved June 14, 1957. 

An Act relative to determining the gains or losses (J}iQ<n 445 

FROM THE SALE OR EXCHANGE OF CERTAIN CAPITAL ASSETS 
ACQUIRED PRIOR TO NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN 
OTHER THAN BY PURCHASE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The first paragraph of section 7 of chapter 62 
of the General Laws, as appearing in section 3 of chapter 635 
of the acts of 1955, is hereby amended by striking out, in 
line 4, the words "purchase price" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — cost or other basis. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect with respect to tax- 
able years commencing after December thirty-first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six. Approved June 14, 1957. 

An Act providing for a higher minimum salary for (Jfiajy 447 

PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS. ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 40 of chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the first sentence, as most recently 
amended by chapter 434 of the acts of 1956, and inserting 
in place thereof the following sentence : — The compensation 
of every teacher employed in any public day school in the 
commonwealth, except persons in training and those em- 
ployed as temporary substitutes, shall be at a rate of not less 
than thirty-three hundred dollars for the school year. 

Approved June 14, 1957. 



368 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 448. 

Chap. 448 An Act to permit credits and deductions for certain 

TAXES PAID TO TERRITORIES AND DEPENDENCIES OF THE 
UNITED STATES OR TO THE DOMINION OF CANADA OR ANY 
OF ITS PROVINCES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out clause (c), as amended by 
chapter 517 of the acts of 1956, and inserting in place thereof 
the following clause : — 

(c) All taxes paid within the year to the United States or 
any dependency thereof, to any other nation, to any province 
of the Dominion of Canada, or to any state, county, city, 
town or district, in respect of the profession, employment, 
trade or business, or the property held or used in connection 
therewith, but not including assessments for betterments; 
provided, however, that in the case of taxes imposed by the 
United States in respect of income from the profession, 
employment, trade or business, the amount deductible shall 
be an amount equal to the tax due under the applicable 
provisions of the Federal Internal Revenue Code of nineteen 
hundred and fifty-four on account of such income received 
or accrued within the year, increased by the amount of any 
deficiency in such tax in respect of income from such sources 
for a prior year actually paid within said year and decreased 
by the amount of any refund of such tax for a prior year 
received during such year, provided that such deficiency or 
refund has not been taken into account in computing the 
taxpayer's liability under this chapter for such prior year. 

Section 2. Said chapter 62 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 6A, inserted by section 2A of chap- 
ter 780 of the acts of 1955, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 6 A. A credit shall be allowed 
against taxes imposed on income derived from professions, 
employment, trade or business, as defined in section six, to 
a resident for taxes paid to any other state, to any territory 
or dependency of the United States, or to the Dominion of 
Canada or any of the provinces thereof, on that part of such 
income earned therein, subject to the following restrictions 
and limitations: 

(a) If the credit allowed by this section is claimed, the 
deduction specified in subsection (c) of section six for taxes 
paid to any other state, to any territory or dependency of 
the United States, or to the Dominion of Canada or any 
of the provinces thereof shall not be allowed. 

(6) The amount of taxes paid on such income shall exclude 
interest and penalties. 

(c) The amount of credit allowed shall be the lesser of the 
following : 

(1) the amount of such taxes paid, or 

(2) the result of a fraction, whose numerator is the total 
amount of all items of such income so taxed and whose de- 



Acts, 1957. — (haps. 449, 450. 369 

nominator is the total amount of all items of such income, 
multiplied by the tax computed on income defined in section 
six. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect with respect to tax- 
able years commencing after December thirty-first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six. Approved June 14, 1957. 

An Act requiring physicians to furnish certain infor- ni wv 440 

MATIOX TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN- ' ' 

ING NARCOTIC USERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 94 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section 212A the following section: — Sec- 
tion 212B. Every physician and every hospital treating 
persons suffering from the chronic use of narcotic drugs 
shall within seventy-two hours of the first treatment therefor 
furnish the department of public health with a statement in 
duplicate containing the name, address, height, weight, 
date of birth, color of eyes, color of hair, the date treated, 
and the name of the narcotic drug the patient used or suffered 
from. Such information shall be made available for the use 
of any agency of the commonwealth or of the United States 
which may require it. Approved June 14, 1957. 

An Act providing for extension of rapid transit facili- rn )nT) a^q 

TIES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON, THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE p-^0 > 

AND THE CITY OF NEWTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter 649 of the acts of 1949 is hereby 
amended by inserting after section 3C, inserted by section 1 
of chapter 418 of the acts of 1952, the following section: — 
Section 3D. The authority shall construct and equip an 
addition to the Boylston street subway in the city of Boston, 
the town of Brookline and the city of Newton, consisting of 
a rapid transit line partly in a subway, partly on the surface 
and partly elevated, extending in a westerly direction from 
the Boylston street subway in Beacon street near Mount- 
fort and Maitland streets to the Newton Highlands branch 
of the Boston and Albany Railroad, thence continuing along 
said railroad to a point in Newton westerly of Grove street 
near the Charles river, including thereon such stations, park- 
ing areas, connections from the rapid transit line to the 
authority's tracks at or near Cleveland circle, and other ap- 
purtenant facilities as are determined by the authority to be 
necessary. 

The authority shall acquire, either by purchase or by 
eminent domain, under chapter seventy-nine of the General 
Laws, such portion of said Newton Highlands branch of the 
Boston and Albany Railroad as the authority may determine 
to be necessary for said rapid transit line and its appurte- 
nances. After the acquisition of said portion of the Newton 



370 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 451. 

Highlands branch neither said railroad nor the authority 
shall be responsible for the maintenance and repair of any 
of the bridges over the right-of-way of said Newton Highlands 
branch, but said bridges shall thereafter be maintained and 
repaired by the state department of public works. 

The authority may expend for the purposes of this section 
not exceeding nine million two hundred thousand 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 nine million two hundred thousand 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 like manner. 

Any person who loses his employment with the Boston 
and Albany Railroad on account of and subsequent to the 
acquisition of the so-called Newton Highlands branch of the 
Boston and Alban}^ Railroad by the authorit}' shall have the 
right if exercised within ninety days from the date of actual 
operation by the authority to similar emplo3'ment with the 
authority, subject to negotiation between the Brotherhood 
of Locomotive Firemen & Enginemen and the Brotherhood 
of Railroad Trainmen of the Boston and Albany Railroad 
and the authority. 

Section 2. The first sentence of section 22 of chapter 544 
of the acts of 1947, as most recently amended by section 1 
of chapter 549 of the acts of 1952, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in line 13, the words "fifteen million" and 
inserting in place thereof the words : — sixteen million four 
hundred thousand, — so as to read as follows: — For the 
purpose of obtaining funds to acquire cars, motor buses and 
trackless trolley vehicles, or of restoring to its treasury funds 
expended for such acquisition, the authority, from time to 
time, subject to the approval of the department of public 
utilities, may issue bonds or notes to the district, payable 
serially, in equal amounts or otherwise, in not more than the 
number of years constituting the estimated useful life of the 
cars, motor buses or trackless trolley vehicles acquired or to 
be acquired as determined by the trustees of the authority 
or in not more than thirty years from the date thereof, which- 
ever is lesser, to a total principal amount outstanding at any 
one time of not exceeding sixteen million four hundred 
thousand dollars. 

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

Approved June 20, 1957. 

ChavAbl An Act relative to the alleviation of certain finan- 
cial BURDENS IMPOSED BY THE FOREST FIRES OF MAY, 
NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY-SEVEN. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, which is to provide immediately for relief 
of the disaster caused by the forest fires of May, nineteen 



Acts, 1957. —Chap. 451. 371 

hundred and fifty-seven, therefore it is hereby declared to be 
an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation 
of tlu 1 public health, safety and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for the purposes of disaster relief 
in the areas stricken by the forest fires of May first to twelfth, 
inclusive, of the current year, as more clearly specified herein- 
after, the sum of five hundred and fifty thousand dollars is 
hereby made available for transfer by the commission on 
administration and finance, at its discretion, for the following 
purposes : — 

(1) To the director of civil defense such amounts as may 
be necessary to provide for expenditures or reimbursements 
and other expenses authorized by section three; 

(2) To the commissioner of corporations and taxation such 
amounts as may be necessary to provide for reimbursements 
authorized by section five; 

(3) To reimburse the appropriation accounts available for 
the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven and fifty- 
eight of the several other state departments, boards and com- 
missions such amounts as, in the opinion of the commission, 
are necessary and have been expended therefrom for purposes 
of extinguishing forest fires and incidental expenses related 
thereto, including the expense of the services of national 
guard units duly called for service in the stricken areas; 

(4) To the department of natural resources an amount not 
exceeding fifty thousand dollars for the purpose of eliminating 
fire hazards in disaster areas and to initiate a program of 
reforestation. 

Section 2. The sum of five hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars is hereby appropriated from the General Fund or 
ordinary revenue of the commonwealth. Said appropriation 
shall expire June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty-eight. 

Section 3. The commonwealth shall, subject to the ap- 
proval of a board consisting of the director of civil defense, 
the director of accounts of the department of corporations 
and taxation, the commissioner of administration, the com- 
missioner of public works, and the commissioner of natural 
resources, reimburse or allocate for the benefit of the political 
subdivisions of the commonwealth affected by said forest 
fires, occurring in the period from May first to twelfth, inclu- 
sive, an amount equal to their obligations of repayment of 
any indebtedness incurred under the provisions of chapter 
six hundred and thirty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fifty, as amended, or incurred under the provision of 
section thirty-six (A) of chapter thirty-five, or of clause (9) of 
section eight of chapter forty-four of the General Laws as a 
result of an emergency created by said forest fires, and shall 
reimburse them for any expenditures from available funds 
and from sums raised by taxation for the purposes authorized 
under said chapter six hundred and thirty-nine of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fifty, as amended, or authorized 



372 Acts,, 1957. — Chap. 452. 

under the provisions of section thirty-one of chapter forty- 
four of the General Laws as a result of an emergency created 
by said forest fires, and, in addition, the commonwealth may 
expend such amounts, subject to approval by said board, 
as may be necessary to discharge obligations incurred in 
and to pay incidental expenses related to the extinguishing 
of said forest fires, including the repair or replacement of 
equipment damaged or destroyed; provided, that the total 
amount to be paid by the commonwealth for such purposes 
shall not exceed five hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 

Section 4. The board of assessors in each city or town 
affected by said forest fires may, on application for abate- 
ment in respect to the tax on real estate and personal prop- 
erty for the year nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, filed in 
compliance with the provisions of section fifty-nine of chapter 
fifty-nine of the General Laws, grant an abatement in such 
amount as in the opinion of the assessors provides an equita- 
ble adjustment of taxes on property, both real and personal, 
wholly or partially destroyed by said forest fires; provided, 
that such abatement shall not exceed that portion of the tax 
which relates to the assessment on buildings destroyed on 
said real estate and personal property; or the assessors may 
request the state tax commission under the provisions of 
section eight of chapter fifty-eight of the General Laws to 
give authority to abate in whole or in part that portion of 
the tax on property wholly or partially so destroyed which 
relates to the tax on buildings on said real estate and on 
personal property and which tax may be or has been levied 
against those who were the owners of record of property on 
January first, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, or subse- 
quent owners who have assumed a part of the tax, as in their 
opinion provides an equitable adjustment. Notwithstanding 
any other provisions of law, application for abatement under 
this act shall be filed on or before October first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-seven. 

Section 5. In the event the board of assessors grants 
abatements under the authority of section four of this act in 
respect to applications for abatement filed under the provi- 
sions of section fifty-nine of chapter fifty-nine of the General 
Laws, or is authorized to make abatements of the taxes levied 
in accordance with the provisions of section eight of chapter 
fifty-eight of the General Laws, the commonwealth shall, with 
the approval of the state tax commission, reimburse the mu- 
nicipalities for the abatements provided in this act from 
funds appropriated therefor. Approved June 20, 1957. 

ChapA52 An Act validating the action of the voters of the town 

OF BOURNE IN ADOPTING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW 
RELATIVE TO PROVIDING INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR EM- 
PLOYEES OF SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The action of the voters of the town of Bourne 
taken at the annual town meeting held in said town on Febru- 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 453. 373 

ary thirteenth, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, in voting 
that chapter thirty-two B of the General Laws be accepted by 
said town, is hereby confirmed and validated, notwithstand- 
ing the fact that warning of such vote was not given in the 
warrant for the meeting. 

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

Approved June 20, 1957. 



An Act relating to the issuance and classification of 
policies insuring against nuclear energy hazards. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose which is to enhance the economy of the 
commonwealth by encouraging the immediate peacetime use 
of atomic power through insurance protection, therefore it is 
hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the im- 
mediate preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The first paragraph of section 18 of chapter 
175 of the General Laws, as appearing in the Tercentenary 
Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the words 
"two A", in line 4, the words: — one hundred and two C. 

Section 2. Section 80 of said chapter 175 is hereby 
amended by striking out the second paragraph, inserted by 
chapter 315 of the acts of 1956, and inserting in place thereof 
the following paragraph : — 

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, 
(a) policies insuring only against legal liability for loss or 
damage to person or property caused by nuclear energy 
hazards, (b) policies insuring against loss or damage by 
radioactive contamination, whether or not also insuring 
against one or more other perils proper to insure against in 
this commonwealth, to production or utilization facilities as 
defined in section eighty-five of chapter six or to other nu- 
clear reactors, and the structures appurtenant to such facili- 
ties or reactors and designed for use in connection therewith, 
or to any property designed or used for the separation of the 
isotopes of uranium or plutonium or for the processing, fabri- 
cating or alloying of special nuclear material or for the proc- 
essing or storage of used nuclear fuel or by-product material, 
and (c) policies insuring only against loss or damage to prop- 
erty by flood or loss or damage to property by waves or over- 
flow of tidal water, may, in like manner, and with the written 
approval of the commissioner, and upon such conditions, if 
any, as he may prescribe, be placed in a classification or clas- 
sifications separate from those for policies classified under the 
first paragraph of this section, and the percentages of divi- 
dend for policies placed in any classification made under this 
paragraph may be different from those for policies placed in 
any other classification made under this or the first para- 
graph. The provision of the first paragraph of this section 
requiring the endorsing of policies shall not apply to policies 
classified under this paragraph, nor shall it apply to other 



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374 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 453. 

policies if all such other policies except policies written on 
an indivisible premium basis are in one classification. 

Section 3. Said chapter 175 is hereby further amended 
by inserting after section 102B, as appearing in the Tercen- 
tenary Edition, the following section: — Section 102C. Two 
or more stock or two or more mutual companies authorized 
to transact business under either the first or the fifth clause 
of section forty-seven may issue a single policy of insurance 
against loss or damage to property by radioactive contamina- 
tion, whether or not such policy also includes insurance 
against loss or damage to property by one or more other 
perils proper to insure against in this commonwealth or 
insurance against loss of use or occupancy, on which each 
company shall be severally liable for a specified percentage 
of any loss or claim. Such a policy may be executed on be- 
half of the companies by a duly authorized person and need 
not be countersigned by a resident agent of more than one 
of such companies in the commonwealth. 

No such policy shall be issued or delivered until a copy of 
the form thereof has been on file for thirty da> r s with the com- 
missioner, unless before the expiration of such thirty days he 
shall have approved the form of the policy in writing; nor if 
the commissioner notifies the company in writing within said 
thirt}^ days that in his opinion the form of the policy does not 
comply with the laws of the commonwealth, specifying his 
reasons therefor; provided, that such action shall be subject 
to review by the supreme judicial court; nor unless the cor- 
porate name of each company is affixed thereto; nor unless 
it contains in substance: — 

(1) A provision plainly specifying the percentage of any 
loss or claim for which each company shall be liable. 

(2) A provision that any notice, sworn statement or proof 
of loss which may be required by the provisions of said policy 
may be rendered, made or given to any one of the companies 
or to the agent named in the policy as the duly authorized 
agent of the companies, and that such notice, sworn state- 
ment or proof of loss so rendered, made or given shall be 
valid and binding as to all of such companies. 

(3) A provision that, in any action or suit under the policy, 
service of process may be made on any one of such companies 
and that such service shall be deemed valid and binding serv- 
ice upon all of such companies. 

The provisions of sections seventy-six, eighty, eighty-one 
and eighty-three shall apply to policies issued under this sec- 
tion by mutual companies except as hereinafter provided. 

The person insured under such a policy issued by mutual 
companies shall be deemed to be a member of each company 
while the policy is in force and entitled to one vote at the 
meetings of each company. 

The notice, endorsement and statement required by said 
sections seventy-six, eighty and eighty-one, respectively, shall 
be in such form and in such place on the policy as the com- 
missioner may prescribe. 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 454. 375 

The dividends under said section eighty and the contingent 
mutual liability, if any, of the insured under said sections 
eighty-one and eighty-three shall be computed or based, for 
each company, on such proportion of the total premium for 
the policy as the amount insured by such company bears to 
the total amount insured under the policy. 

The notice to policyholders required by said section eighty 
shall be sent by each such company to the insured. 

Nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting, ex- 
cept as provided herein, any provision of law relative to the 
rights, powers, duties and liabilities of mutual fire companies 
and persons insured thereby. 

Section 4. Section 111A of said chapter 175, as so ap- 
pearing, is hereby amended by inserting after provision (4) 
the following paragraph: — 

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, 
two or more stock companies or two or more mutual com- 
panies may issue a single policy of insurance against legal 
liability for loss or damage to person or property caused by 
nuclear energy hazards on which such companies shall be 
severally liable for a specified percentage of any loss or claim. 
Such a policy may be executed on behalf of the companies by 
a duly authorized person and need not be countersigned by a 
resident agent of more than one of such companies in the 
commonwealth. Such a policy need not be headed by the 
corporate names of all the companies provided the corporate 
name of each company is affixed and need not include the 
provision numbered (5) in section one hundred and two A. 
In lieu of the provision numbered (1) in this section, such a 
policy shall plainly specify the percentage of any loss or claim 
for which each such company shall be liable, and, in lieu of 
the provision numbered (2), such a policy shall include a 
provision that any notice, sworn statement or proof of loss 
which may be required by the provisions of the policy may 
be rendered, made or given to any one of such companies 
or to the agent named in the policy as the duly authorized 
agent of the companies, and that such notice, sworn state- 
ment or proof of loss so rendered, made or given shall be 
valid and binding as to all of such companies. Such a policy 
shall be subject to the provisions of this section except as 
otherwise provided in this paragraph. 

Approved June 21, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the town of Randolph to increase (u, nll 4^4 

THE PENSION OF JOHN A. FREDERICKSON OF SAID TOWN. ' ' 

Be it enacted, etc. , as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of promoting the public 
good, the town of Randolph is hereby authorized to pay a 
pension of eleven hundred and thirty-six dollars and forty- 
four cents per annum to John A. Frederickson formerly the 
highway surveyor of said town, which amount shall be in 
addition to the pension of twelve hundred and thirty-one 



376 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 455, 456. 

dollars and ninety-two cents and the annuity of one hundred 

and thirty-one dollars and sixty-four cents now being paid 

to the said John A. Frederickson as a retirement allowance. 

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

Approved June 21, 1957. 

Chap Abb An Act relative to the disposition of certain funds 

AUTHORIZED TO BE RAISED FOR THE ALLEVIATION OF CER- 
TAIN FINANCIAL BURDENS IMPOSED BY THE RAINS OF AUGUST 
EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH AND OCTOBER FIFTEENTH, 
SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEENTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND 
FIFTY-FIVE, AND BY THE FLOODS CAUSED BY SAID RAINS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, which is to extend the time within 
which certain unencumbered funds remaining in the hands 
of the commission on administration and finance on June 
thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven may be used for 
the purpose of alleviating financial burdens imposed by the 
rains of August eighteenth and nineteenth and October 
fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth, nineteen hundred and 
fifty-five, and by the floods caused by said rains, 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 208 of the acts of 1956 is hereby amended by 
striking out section 2 and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing section : — Section 2. Any unencumbered funds remain- 
ing in the hands of the commission on June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-eight, shall be available for the payment 
of any principal and interest due thereafter on bonds author- 
ized by this act. Approved June 21, 1957. 

ChapA5Q An Act to provide funds for state activities by con- 
tinuing CERTAIN TAXES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, which is to provide funds forthwith for 
state activities, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emer- 
gency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There is hereby imposed upon all domestic 
manufacturing corporations, foreign manufacturing corpora- 
tions, domestic business corporations and foreign corpora- 
tions, as defined in chapter sixty-three of the General Laws, 
as amended, in addition to the taxes levied under the pro- 
visions of sections thirty to fifty-one, inclusive, of said chapter 
sixty-three and all acts in amendment thereof and in addition 
thereto, and in addition to the taxes imposed upon such 
corporations under section nine of chapter seven hundred and 
twenty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-one, 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 456. 377 

an additional excise tax equal to three per cent of the net 
income of each such corporation determined to be taxable in 
accordance with the provisions of said chapter sixty-three; 
provided, that the tax imposed by this section shall not apply 
to corporations taxable under section thirty-eight B of said 
chapter sixty-three. All provisions of law relative to the as- 
sessment, payment, collection and abatement of the taxes 
imposed under said chapter sixty-three upon corporations 
taxable hereunder shall apply to the additional taxes herein 
imposed. This section shall apply only to taxes levied in or 
on account of the calendar years nineteen hundred and fifty- 
eight and nineteen hundred and fifty-nine. The surtaxes 
imposed under section nine of chapter seven hundred and 
twenty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-one 
shall apply to the taxes imposed by this section. 

Section 2. There is hereby imposed, in addition to the 
taxes levied under subsection (b) of section five and sub- 
section (c) of section five A of chapter sixty-two of the General 
Laws, upon income derived from professions, employments, 
trade or business, and all acts in amendment thereof and in 
addition thereto, and in addition to any surtaxes, an addi- 
tional tax equal to one per cent of such income. All provisions 
of law relative to the assessment, payment, collection and 
abatement of the taxes imposed under said chapter sixty-two 
shall apply to the additional taxes herein imposed. This 
section shall apply only to income received in the calendar 
years nineteen hundred and fifty-seven and nineteen hundred 
and fifty-eight. The surtaxes imposed under section nine of 
chapter seven hundred and twenty-nine of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and forty-one shall apply to the taxes imposed 
by this section. 

Section 3. There is hereby imposed in addition to the 
taxes levied under subsection (c) of section five of chapter 
sixty-two of the General Laws, upon the excess of gains over 
losses received by the taxpayer from purchases or sales of 
intangible personal property, whether or not said taxpayer is 
engaged in the business of dealing in such property, and all 
acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, and in 
addition to any surtaxes, an additional tax equal to three 
per cent of such income. All provisions of law relative to the 
assessment, payment, collection and abatement of the taxes 
imposed under said chapter sixty-two shall appty to the ad- 
ditional taxes herein imposed. This section shall apply only 
to income received in the calendar years nineteen hundred 
and fifty-seven and nineteen hundred and fifty-eight. The 
surtaxes imposed under section nine of chapter seven hundred 
and twenty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty- 
one shall apply to the taxes imposed by this section. 

Section 4. Notwithstanding the provision of section forty- 
eight of chapter sixty-three of the General Laws, or any other 
provision of law to the contrary, all taxes required to be paid 
thereunder or in connection therewith shall, except as other- 
wise provided by section seventy-six, be due and payable in 



378 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 456. 

advance of assessment at the time when the tax return is 
required to be filed. This section shall apply only to such 
taxes collected or collectible during the calendar years nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-eight and nineteen hundred and 
fifty-nine. 

Section 5. There is hereby imposed, in addition to the 
taxes levied under the provisions of chapter sixty-two of the 
General Laws, and all acts in amendment thereof and in ad- 
dition thereto, and taxes levied under the provisions of sec- 
tions thirty to sixty, inclusive, of chapter sixty-three of the 
General Laws, and all acts in amendment thereof and in 
addition thereto, an additional tax equal to twenty per cent 
of the taxes assessed under the provisions of said sections, 
acts and chapters in or on account of the calendar years 
nineteen hundred and fift} r -eight and nineteen hundred and 
fifty-nine, and all provisions of law relative to the assessment, 
payment, collection and abatement of the said taxes shall 
apply to the taxes imposed by this section. This additional 
tax shall apply also to taxes levied under sections one, two 
and three of this act. 

Section 6. All property subject to a legacy and succession 
tax under the provisions of chapter sixty-five of the General 
Laws, and of any further amendments thereof or additions 
thereto, shall be subject to an additional tax of twenty per 
cent of all taxes imposed by said provisions with respect to 
property or interests therein passing or accruing upon the 
death of persons who died during the period beginning 
January first, nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, and ending 
December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and fifty-nine. All 
provisions of law relative to the determination, certification, 
payment, collection and abatement of such legacy and suc- 
cession taxes shall apply to the additional taxes imposed by 
this section. 

Section 7. There is hereby imposed, in addition to the 
taxes levied under the provisions of chapter sixty-three A of 
the General Laws, and all acts in amendment thereof and in 
addition thereto, an additional tax equal to twenty per cent 
of the taxes assessed under the provisions of said chapter and 
acts in or on account of the calendar years nineteen hundred 
and fifty-eight and nineteen hundred and fifty-nine, and all 
provisions of law relative to the assessment, payment, collec- 
tion and abatement of the said taxes shall apply to the taxes 
imposed by this section. 

Section 8. Notwithstanding the provisions of section two 
of chapter sixty-three of the General Laws, as most recently 
amended by section three of chapter five hundred and nine 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-one, every bank 
taxed thereunder shall pay a tax assessed in the calendar 
years nineteen hundred and fifty-eight and nineteen hundred 
and fifty-nine measured by its net income, as defined in sec- 
tion one of said chapter sixty-three at the rate assessed upon 
other financial corporations; provided, that such rate shall 
not be higher than the highest of the rates assessed upon 



Acts, 1957. — Chap. 456. 379 

mercantile and business corporations doing business in the 
commonwealth, and provided, further, that such rates shall 
not be higher than eight per cent. During the period that the 
provisions of this section are in effect, trust companies having 
a savings department shall not be subject to the excise im- 
posed by section eleven of said chapter sixty-three, nor to the 
requirements of sections eleven to sixteen, inclusive, of said 
chapter sixty-three. 

Section 9. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
twenty-two of chapter sixty-three of the General Laws, as 
most recently amended by section one of chapter three hun- 
dred and eighty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
forty-six and in lieu thereof, every domestic insurance com- 
pany coming within the scope of the definition of a domestic 
company in section one of chapter one hundred and seventy- 
five of the General Laws, except life insurance companies 
with respect to business taxable under section twenty, and 
marine, or fire and marine, insurance companies with respect 
to business taxable under section twenty-nine A, shall pay 
for the years nineteen hundred and fifty-eight and nineteen 
hundred and fifty-nine an excise of two per cent upon the 
gross premiums for all policies written or renewed, all addi- 
tional premiums charged, and all assessments made by such 
company on policyholders during the preceding calendar 
year, exclusive of reinsurance; but such premiums and 
assessments for policies written or renewed for insurance, 
exclusive of reinsurance, of property or interest in other 
states or countries where a tax is actually paid by such com- 
pany, or its agents, shall not be so taxed. 

Section 10. If any part, section or subsection of this act 
or the application thereof shall be held to be invalid or un- 
constitutional, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall 
not be construed to affect the validity or constitutionality of 
any of the remaining provisions of said sections or the appli- 
cation of such provisions to persons or circumstances other 
than those as to which it is held invalid. It is hereby declared 
to be the legislative intent that said sections would have been 
adopted had such invalid or unconstitutional provisions not 
been included therein. 

Section 11. In addition to the excise tax imposed by 
chapter sixty-four C of the General Laws, and in addition to 
the additional excise tax imposed by section nine of chapter 
seven hundred and thirty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and forty-five, there is hereby imposed a further additional 
excise tax of one half mill for each cigarette sold, used, re- 
ceived as gift or gifts, or through exchange or barter in the 
commonwealth during the two-3 r ear period beginning Septem- 
ber first, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, the same to be 
levied and collected as provided in said chapter sixty-four C, 
and the provisions of said chapter shall apply to said further 
additional excise to the same extent as to the normal excise 
levied thereunder. All the provisions of said chapter sixty- 
four C relative to the collection, verification and adminis- 



380 Acts, 1957. — Chap. 457. 

tration of the tax thereunder imposed shall, in so far as 
pertinent, be applicable to the tax imposed by this act. All 
cigarette taxes paid in pursuance of this act and other statutes 
of the general or special laws shall conclusively be presumed 
to be a direct tax on the retail consumer, pre-collected for the 
purpose of convenience and facility only. 

Section 12. There is hereby imposed an additional excise 
on the sale of alcoholic beverages and alcohol, other than 
malt beverages, for the period beginning July first, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-seven, and ending June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and fifty-nine, as follows: 

For each wine gallon, or fractional part thereof, of still 
wine, other than cider containing more than three per cent 
but not more than six per cent of alcohol as aforesaid, in- 
cluding vermouth, at the rate of twenty cents per wine 
gallon. 

For each wine gallon, or fractional part thereof, of all other 
alcoholic beverages containing twenty-four per cent or less of 
alcohol by volume at sixty degrees Fahrenheit, at the rate of 
forty-five cents per wine gallon. 

For each wine gallon, or fractional part thereof, of all other 
alcoholic beverages containing more than twenty-four per 
cent but not more than fifty per cent of alcohol by volume 
at sixty degrees Fahrenheit, at the rate of twenty-five cents 
per wine gallon. 

For each proof gallon, or fractional part thereof, of all other 
alcoholic beverages containing more than fifty per cent of 
alcohol by volume at sixty degrees Fahrenheit or alcohol, at 
the rate of twenty-five cents per proof gallon. 

Approved June 21, 1957. 

Chap. 457 An Act providing tenure of office for the treasurer 

OF THE TOWN OF DRACUT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The incumbent on the effective date of this 
act of the office of treasurer of the town of Dracut shall 
hold office during good behavior unless incapacitated by 
physical or mental disability from performing the duties of 
treasurer until the selectmen shall remove him therefrom, 
in accordance with the provisions of chapter thirty-one of 
the General Laws, and the rules made thereunder, relative 
to the removals from the classified public service. When- 
ever the tenure created by this act shall terminate, the 
selectmen shall appoint a temporary town treasurer in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of section forty of chapter 
forty-one of the General Laws and such temporary officer 
shall hold office until a successor is duly elected at the next 
regular annual election of town officers. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
said town at the annual town meeting in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-eight in the form of the following question 



Acts, 1957. —Chaps. 458, 459. 381 

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 hun- 
dred and fifty-seven entitled 'An Act providing tenure of 
office for the treasurer of the town of Dracut' be accepted?'' 
If the majority of votes in answer to said question is in the 
affirmative then this act shall take effect but not otherwise. 

Approved June 21, 1957. 

A\ A.CT PROVIDING FOR THE ADMISSION OF PERSONS WITH Ch(lvA58 
CHRONIC DISEASES TO THE LAKEVILLE STATE SANATORIUM. 

Bi it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 111 of the General Laws is herebj' amended by 
striking out section 65 A, as most recently amended by chap- 
ter 220 of the acts of 1955, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 65 A. The department may ad- 
mit to the Lakeville state sanatorium persons suffering from 
extra-pulmonary tuberculosis, persons crippled by polio- 
myelitis (infantile paralysis), arthritis or muscular dystrophy 
and other similar diseases, aging persons, crippled children 
as defined in the regulations of the department, and persons 
with chronic diseases; provided, that preference shall be 
given to citizens of the commonwealth. 

Approved June SI, 1957. 

An Act providing for the admission of certain patients ChavA59 

TO THE PONDVILLE HOSPITAL AND WESTFIELD STATE 
SANATORIUM ON WRITTEN APPLICATION OF A PHYSICIAN, 
AND CERTAIN CHARGES THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Sections 69 A, 69B, 69C and 69D of chapter 
111 of the General Laws are hereby repealed. 

Section 2. Chapter 111 of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section 69E, inserted by chapter 
522 of the acts of 1954, and inserting in place thereof the 
following section: — Section 69E. Upon written applica- 
tion of a registered physician, the department may admit 
patients to the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, for the treatment 
of chronic disease, and to the Pondville Hospital, for the 
treatment of cancer, and to the cancer division of the West- 
field state sanatorium, for the treatment of cancer and chronic 
diseases, subject to such rules and regulations as the de- 
partment may prescribe, provided, that preference shall be 
given to residents of the commonwealth. Any such patient 
may be discharged from said hospital either upon his own 
request or upon determination of the department, but not 
otherwise. 

Section 3. Said chapter 111 is hereby further amended 
by striking out section 69H, inserted by said chapter 522, 
and inserting in place thereof the following section : — Sec- 
tion 6911. The charges for the support of persons receiving 



382 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 460, 461. 

care in said hospitals or sanatorium shall be at the rate 
determined from time to time by the department. 

Section 4. Section 691 of said chapter 111, inserted by- 
said chapter 522, is hereby amended by striking out the last 
sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sen- 
tence: — In all proceedings under this section, the sworn 
written statement of a person that he is the superintendent 
of the hospital or sanatorium or that he keeps or has custody 
of records relating to inmates thereof, and that a person has 
been a duly admitted patient therein during a stated period 
at a stated charge, and that said charge has not been paid 
in whole or in part, and the sworn written statement of an 
official of the hospital or sanatorium or department that 
notice of admission of the said patient was given on a stated 
date to the board of public welfare of prior residence, that 
the charges for support of said patient were determined pur- 
suant to the provisions of section sixty-nine H, and that no 
satisfactory security was given for his support, shall be prima 
facie evidence of the said facts. Approved June 21, 1957. 

ChapAQO An Act providing for the admission to Rutland state 

SANATORIUM AND WESTFIELD STATE SANATORIUM OF CER- 
TAIN PERSONS WITHOUT REGARD TO RESIDENCE REQUIRE- 
MENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 111 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 65, as most recently amended by section 
1 of chapter 270 of the acts of 1952, and inserting 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 or 
to the tuberculosis section of the Westfield state sanatorium. 

Approved June 21, 1957. 

ChapAQl An Act providing for the payment of charges for 

SUPPORT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN STATE 
SANATORIA FOR PERSONS NOT HAVING KNOWN SETTLE- 
MENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 66 of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as most 
recently amended by section 2 of chapter 270 of the acts of 
1952, is hereby further amended by striking out the second 
sentence and inserting in place thereof the following two 
sentences: — Such charges for those not having known settle- 
ments in the commonwealth shall be paid by it. 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 satisfaction of the commissioner is given for 
their support. Approved June 21, 1957. 



Acts, 1957.- (haps. 462, 463. 383 



An Act establishing a women's division in the depart- ChapAQ2 

MENT OF COMMERCE FOR THE PROMOTION OF BUSINESS 
OPPORTUNITIES for women. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 23 A of the General Laws, 
as appearing in section 1 of chapter 409 of the acts of 1953, 
is hereby amended by inserting after the word "research", 
in line 2, the words: — , a women's division. 

Section 2. Said chapter 23A is hereby further amended 
by inserting after section 7, under the caption women's 
division, the following section: — Section 7 A. The director 
of the women's division shall be a woman and said division 
shall : — 

(a) Conduct a program, including business clinics, to 
promote business opportunities and economic projects for 
women ; 

(b) Provide an advisory and counselling service for the 
purpose of increasing opportunities for women in business. 

Approved June 21, 1957. 

An Act to permit aliens to become registered pharma- Chap. AGS 

CISTS IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter 112 of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section 24, as most recently amended by section 
23 of chapter 585 of the acts of 1952, and inserting in place 
thereof the following section : — Section 24- A person who 
desires to do business as a pharmacist shall, upon payment 
of ten dollars to the board of registration in pharmacy, herein 
and in sections twenty-five to forty-two, inclusive, called the 
board, be entitled to examination; provided, that he shall 
have been graduated from a school or college of pharmacy 
approved by the board. If any such person is found qualified 
on examination, he shall be registered as a pharmacist, and 
shall receive a certificate signed by the president and secre- 
tary of the board. Any person failing to pass such examina- 
tion shall upon request be re-examined, after the expiration 
of three months, at any regular meeting of the board, upon 
payment of ten dollars. The board may grant certificates 
of registration as assistants after examination upon the terms 
above named, and such certificates shall entitle the holder 
thereof to all the privileges of a registered pharmacist during 
the temporary absence of the latter, which absence shall be 
not more than six hours in any one period of twenty-four 
consecutive hours; provided, that, upon application to the 
board, such an assistant may be permitted to exercise the 
privileges of a registered pharmacist for such further period 
as the board shall determine. No such certificate as as- 
sistant shall allow the holder thereof to engage in the drug 
business on his own account or as a manager to conduct a 



384 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 464, 465. 

pharmacy or drug store. The board may grant certificates 
of registration to such persons as shall furnish with their 
applications satisfactory proof that they have been registered 
by examination in some other state; provided, that such 
other state shall require a degree of competency equal to 
that required of applicants in this commonwealth. Every 
such applicant for registration as a registered pharmacist 
shall pay to the secretary of the board twenty-five dollars 
at the time of filing his application. No such certificate shall 
be granted until the person applying therefor shall have 
signified his intention of acting under the same in this com- 
monwealth. No certificate shall be granted under this sec- 
tion unless the applicant shall have submitted evidence 
satisfactory to the board that he is a citizen of the United 
States; provided, however, that an alien may be examined 
by the board if he first offers evidence which is satisfactory 
to said board that he has filed his declaration of intention to 
become a citizen of the United States, and a certificate may 
be granted if he passes such examination. In case such ap- 
plicant is subsequently registered, his certificate of registra- 
tion shall be revoked and his registration cancelled, unless he 
shall present to the board, within five years following the 
issuance of said certificate, his naturalization papers showing 
that he is a citizen of the United States. 

Approved June 21, 1957. 

CTiap.464 An Act providing that approval by a physician shall 

NOT BE REQUIRED FOR CHIROPODY TREATMENTS OF RE- 
CIPIENTS OF OLD AGE ASSISTANCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The next to the last paragraph of section 1 of chapter LISA 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the 
sentence inserted by chapter 721 of the acts of 1956, and 
inserting in place thereof the following sentence: — Such 
assistance shall also provide for necessary chiropody treat- 
ment for every recipient of assistance under this chapter 
without requiring that the same be recommended by a 
physician. Approved June 21 , 1057. 

ChapA65 An Act making the rates for water used at the lake- 

VILLE STATE SANATORIUM SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF 
THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 4 of chapter 316 of the acts of 1953 is hereby 
amended by striking out, in lines G ami 7, the words "but 
not exceeding the rate at which water is sold by the town of 
Middleborough to its water consumers" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — subject to the approval of the 
department of public utilities and in the event of a failure 
to agree, the department of public utilities shall, upon 



Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 466, 467, 468. 385 

petition of either the selectmen of the town of Middleborough 
or the commissioner of public health, fix a reasonable and 
proper rate at which the department of public health shall 
pay for said water. Approved June 21, 1957. 



Chap Am 



An Act relative to the retirement allowance of cer- 
tain MEMBERS OF THE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 670 of the acts of 1955, 
as amended by section 1 of chapter 415 of the acts of 1956, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "sixty", 
in line 10, the words: — or, in the case of a teacher who re- 
tired at the end of a school year, was within six months of 
attaining age sixty,. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of the effective 
date of chapter six hundred and seventy of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and fift3 r -nve. Approved June 21, 1957. 

An Act authorizing the dracut water supply district (Jjiaj) 4(57 

TO SUPPLY AND SELL WATER TO THE INHABITANTS OF A 
CERTAIN PORTION OF THE TOWN OF TYNGSBOROUGH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 of chapter 498 of the acts of 1953, as amended 
by chapter 619 of the acts of 1954, is hereby further amended 
by adding at the end the following : — Also the inhabitants 
of the town of Tyngsborough upon and within the area 
bounded and described as follows: — starting at a point on 
the southerly shore of Mascopic Lake on the boundary line 
between the towns of Dracut and Tyngsborough. thence 
running westerly along the shore of Mascopic Lake to a 
point 50 feet westerly of the extension of the westerly line 
of Beach Tree Road, thence southerly by a line 50 feet from 
and parallel to Beach Tree Road to a point 100 feet south- 
erly of County Road, thence easterly by a line 100 feet from 
and parallel to County Road to the boundary line between 
Tyngsborough and Dracut, thence northerly by said bound- 
ary to the point of beginning. Approved June 21, 1957. 



An Act authorizing the city of lynn to pay an annuity 
to the widow of edgar r. alley, a former member of 
the fire department of said city. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of promoting the public 
good, the city of Lynn is hereby authorized to appropriate 
and pay to Ellen M. Alley, widow of Edgar R. Allejr, a 
former member of the fire department of said city, who died 
on August twelfth, nineteen hundred and fifty-six, so long 
as she remains unmarried, an annuity, not to exceed fifteen 
hundred dollars, the same to be paid in equal monthly in- 
stallments. 



ChapACS 



386 Acts, 1957. — Chaps. 469, 470. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved June 21, 1957. 

ChapA69 An Act authorizing the retirement board of the city 

OF SPRINGFIELD TO INCREASE THE PENSION PAYABLE TO 
EDWARD L.