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Full text of "Annual report of the town of Chelmsford"

ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



TOWN OF CHELMSFORD 




Receipts and Expenditures 



TOGETHER WITH THE 



School Report and Report of the 
Trustees of the Adams Library 



Year Ending December 31, 



1920 



COURIER-CITIZEN CO. 



250 Market St., Lowell, Mass. 



Officers of the Town of Chelmsford 



Town Clerk 
Edward J. Robbins 

Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor 

George W. Day Term expires 1923 

William E. Belleville Term expires 1922 

James P. Dunigan Term expires 1921 

Assessors 

Fred L. Fletcher Term expires 1923 

Herbert C. Sweetser Term expires 1922 

James P. Dunigan Term expires 1921 

Toivn Treasurer and Collector of Taxes 
Ervin W. Sweetser 

Auditors 
Gabriel Audoin Garfield A. Davis Albert A. Ludwig 

Constable 
George M. Wright 

School Committee 

Ulysses J. Lupien Term expires 1923 

Herbert Waterhouse d . . . Term expires 1922 

Charles H. Ellis Term expires 1921 

Trustees of Adams Library 

Frances Clark (Term expires 1923) Wilson Waters 

Edwin R. Clark (Term expires 1922) . Otis P. Wheeler 

Albert H. Davis (Term expires 1921) A. Heady Park 



Tree Warden 
Minot A. Bean 

Sinking Fund Commissioners 

William J. Quigley Term expires 1923 

Walter Perham Term expires 1922 

William H. Shedd Term expires 1921 

Cemetery Commissioners 

Bayard C. Dean Term expires 1923 

James S. Byam (Deceased) Term expires 1922 

Charles F. Scribner Term expires 1921 

Park Commissioners 

Patrick S. Ward Term expires 1923 

Arthur M. Warren Term expires 1922 

Fred L. Fletcher Term expires 1921 

Fence Viewers 
James W. Stevens John H. Cogger Leonard Spaulding 

Appraisers of Personal Property at Town Farm 
Emile E. Paignon, Jr. John F. Parker Walter B. Emerson 



S. Waldo Parkhurst 
Frederick Tangley 



Weir/hers of Hay 

Henry H. Emerson 
Myron A. Queen 



Frank E. Bickford 
John B. Emerson 



S. Waldo Parkhurst 
Fred Tangley 
Alvin H. Fletcher 
John Marinel, Jr. 



2Icasurers of Wood 

Daniel A. Reardon 
Frank E. Bickford 
Myron A. Queen 



Francis O. Dutton 
Harry L. Parkhurst 
Hosmer W. Sweetser 



R. Wilson Dix 
Myron A. Queen 
Herbert C. Sweetser 
Alvin II. Fletcher 



Surveyors of Lumber 

.Stewart Mackay 
E. Hamlin Russell 
Francis O. Dutton 



J. F. Knight 
Harry L. Parkhurst 
William E. Adams 



R. Wilson Dix 



Field Drivers 
Thomas Murphy 



E. Hamlin Russell 



John J. Monahan 
Herbert E. Ellis 



Finance Committee 

Samuel Kershaw 
William H. Shedd 



Wilbur E. Lapham 



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APPOINTED BY THE SELECTMEN 



Town Counsel 
Frederick A. Fisher 



Superintendents of Burials 
Walter Perham A. F. Whidden George F. Cutler 

Agents of the Board of Health 
Arthur G. Scoboria, Pre. 1 and 4 

Registrars of Voters 

Samuel Kershaw Term expires 1923 

James F. Leahey Term expires 1922 

Karl M. Perham Term expires 1921 

Edward J. Robbins Ex-Omcio 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Curtis A. Aiken 

Superintendent of Town Farm 
Arthur Burnham 

Matron of Town Farm 
Mrs. Arthur Burnham 

Superintendent of Moth Work 
Walter Shepherd 

Fish and Game Warden 
Charles F. Morse 

Inspector of Animals 
Arnold C. Perham 

Inspector of Meats and Slaughtering 
William S. Hall 

Forest Fire Warden 
Arnold C. Perham 

Superintendent of Streets 
Charles Forsythe 

Janitors of Public Buildings 
Owen Scollin Curtis A. Aiken 



George C. Moore, Sr. 
George C. Moore, Jr. 
James Buchanan 
Owen Scollin 
Morton B. Wright 



Special Police Officers 
(Not Subject to call) 

Thomas Jones 

John O'Brien 

Thomas Burns 

Charles O. Robbins 

Curtis A. Aiken 



Patrick J. Welch 
Patrick Haley 
James McCluskey 
John W. Robinson 



James R. Gookin 
Charles F. Devine 
George O. Spaulding 



Special Police Officers 

(Subject to call) 
George Small Warren Wright 

Herbert M. Sturtevant Herbert A. Vickery 
Isaac Knight 



Harry L. Parkhurst 
Emma L. Parkhurst 
Frederick Tangley 
J. W. Richardson 



Weighers of Coal 
Frank E. Bickford 
Mrs. Frank E. Bickford 
James P. Dunigan 



John J. Dunigan 
John B. Emerson 
George X. Pope 



James F. Leahey 
James Long 
James J. Hackett 
James P. Dunigan 



Weighers of Merchandise 
George X. Pope 
Paul McGregor 
Half red Foster 
William Brown 



Frederick Tangley 
Emma L. Parkhurst 
J. W. Richardson 
Wallace McDonald 



Pearl T. Durrell 
John A. Burton 



Surveyors of Lumber 
E. A. Vondel 
Wallace McDonald 



Emma B. Russell 



Hosmer Sweetser 
Wallace McDonald 



Surveyors of Wood 

Ervin W. Sweetser 
Pearl T. Durrell 



Surveyor of Sawdust 
Wallace McDonald 



Mose St. Onge 
D. I. Selfridge 



Special Constables 
Harold Selfridge 
Michael McPhillips 



John F. Miller 
Isaac Longden 



Annual Town Meeting 

February 2, 1920. 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town df Chelmsford 
qualified to vote in Town affairs held pursuant to Warrant at the Town 
Hall, Center Village, Monday, February 2, 1920 at S o'clock in the forenoon 
the following business was transacted to wit : The meeting was called to 
order and the Warrant read by the Town Clerk, Edward J. Robbins. 

Under Article 1, to choose a Moderator, Walter Perham was 
unanimously elected, the check list being used and the oath of office was 
administered by the Town Clerk. 

Under Article 2, relative to the election of Town Officers by the official 
ballot, the following Clerks and Tellers, previously appointed by the 
Selectmen, were sworn by the Town Clerk. Ballot Clerks : John H. Pratt, 
Daniel E. Haley. Tellers: John F. Parker, George A. McNulty, William 
J. Quigley, George S.paulding. 

The ballot boxes were examined and found to be empty, the registers 
indicating zero. The ballots were then delivered to the ballot clerks by the 
Town Clerk, he taking their receipt therefor. The polls were opened at 
8.15 A. M. and closed at 1.15 P. M. The ballots as counted were 534 and 
the check lists corresponding. 532 ballots were cast by male voters and 2 
ballots were cast by female voters. During the canvass of the ballots the 
following business was transacted : 

Under Article 3, the following officers were chosen by nomination from 
the flour. 

Fence Viewers — James W. Stevens, John H. Cogger, Leonard Spaulding. 

Appraisers of Personal Property at Town Farm — Emile E. Paignon, 
Jr., John F. Parker, Walter B. Emerson. 

Weighers of Hay — S. Waldo Parkhurst, Fred Tangley, Myron A. 
Queen, Frank E. Bickford, Henry H. Emerson, John B. Emerson. 

Measurers of Wood — S. Waldo Parkhurst, Fred Tangley, Alvin H. 
Fletcher, John Marinel, Jr., Daniel A. Reardon, Frank E. Bickford, Myron 
A. Queen, Francis O. Dutton, Harry L. Parkhurst, Hosmer W. Sweetser. 

Surveyors of Lumber — R. Wilson Dix, Myron A. Queen, Herbert C. 
Sweetser, Alvin H. Fletcher, Stewart Mackay, E. Hamlin Russell, Francis 
O. Dutton, J. F. Knight, Harry L. Parkhurst. 

Field Drivers — R. Wilson Dix, Thomas Murphy, E. Hamlin Russell. 

Finance Committee — John J. Monahan, Herbert E. Ellis, Samuel 
Kershaw, William H. Shedd, Wilbur E. Lapham. 

Under Article 4, to hear reports of Town Officers and Committees. The 
report of the committee appointed to look into the matter of uniting the 
two water systems that no money was spent and no meetings held was 



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accepted and the committee discharged. The committee appointed at the last 
Annual Town Meeting to take steps concerning memorials for Chelmsford 
service men reported that their work had not been completed and they were 
given further time. 

Voted that the two thousand dollars appropriated last year for grading 
the athletic field at the new High School be re-appropriated together with 
the unexpended balance in the hands of the High School Building Committee, 
the whole amount to be used for improving the grounds at the New High 
School. The work to be in charge of the said Building Committee. 

Several corrections in the printed report were made and it was voted 
to adopt the printed report as corrected. 

Under Article 5, voted to appropriate from money already in the 
treasury the sum of $600.50 for coal contracted for during 1919 but not 
yet delivered. The Finance Committee reported the sums necessary in their 
judgment which, as amended, it was voted to raise and appropriate as 
follows : 

Teachers, $41,380. Superintendent, $2,400. Janitors, $5,660. Fuel, 
$5,000. Transportation, $9,700. Administration, $825. Light and Power, 
$600. Miscellaneous, $1,000. Upkeep and Repairs, $3,000. Books and 
Supplies, $1,500 from Treasury and $4,500. New Equipment, $1,000. 
Health, $400. For general school purposes from Treasury, $819.03. Voted 
that the sum of Eleven Hundred Dollars be raised and appropriated for the 
Executive Department, the same to be expended in the following manner : 
Selectmen's Salaries, $1,100. Financial Department; Assessors' Salaries 
and Expenses. $1,600. Town Clerk's Salary, $300. Auditors' Salaries, $75. 
Appraisers' Salaries, $15. Legal Department, Town Counsel, $300. 
Election and Registration, Registrars' Salaries, $150. Election Expenses, 
$500. Public Protection Department. Board of Health Salaries. $55. 
Two Agents of Board Salaries, $100. Fire Department, $500. Police 
Department. $1,500. Forest Warden, $500. Tree Warden, $100. Game 
Warden. $50. Inspection Department, Meat Inspection, $700. Cattle 
Inspection, $200. Sealer of Weights and Measures, $150. Public Building 
Department. Janitor Service. 400. Fuel, Light and Water, $650. Repairs 
on roof, North Town Hall, painting North Town Hall, frost proofing toilet 
facilities at North Town Hall and repairing roofs at Town Farm Buildings, 
$3,000. Highway Department, Superintendent's Salary, $2,000. General 
Work, $4,500. Street Signs, $300. Acton St. from Bartlett St. to corner 
of Acton and High Sts., $1,200. Concord Road, $200. Boston Road, $500. 
Billerica Road, $500. River Neck Road, $500. Steadman St., $500. 
Westford Rd., near Dr. Varney's Farm, $300. West Chelmsford Village, 
$900. Brulette St., $250. Groton Road, $250. Dunstable Road, $100. 
Middlesex St., $2,000. Charities Department, Overseers of the Poor, Salaries, 
$115. Almhouse Poor, $4,000. Outside Poor, $3,000. Soldiers' Relief, $400. 
Libraries : Adams Library, $1,500. North Library, $1,000. Cemetery 
Department, Commissioners' Salaries, $90. Care and Improvement, $1,000. 
Fence at West Cemetery, $850. 

General— Public Parks, $500. Street Lighting, $8,154. Village Clock, 
$30. Memorial Day, $150. Insurance Fund (Sinking Fund), $500. 
Industrial School (Plus Receipts), $1,000. Treasurer's Bond, $220. 
Installation of System of Town Bookkeeping, $500. Miscellaneous, $1,500. 



Voted that the following amounts be appropriated from money already 
in the hands of the Town Treasurer: 

Unpaid bills for 1919, Officers' Dept, $768.10. 
Unpaid bills for 1919, Miscellaneous, $201.92. 
Repair and Rebuild Road leading from West to North, $2,100. 
Repair and Rebuild Center St. (East), $300. 

Under this article it was voted that a committee be appointed to 
investigate water conditions at the schools at East and South, and to get 
estimates for installing systems and to report at a special meeting not later 
than May 15. 1020. Charles F. Devine, Walter K. Putney and James E. 
Alcorn were appointed upon this committee. 

Under Article G, voted that the Town hereby authorizes the Selectmen 
to act as its agent in any suit or suits which may arise during the current 
year, also in such other matters which may arise requiring in their judgment 
the action of such agent, and to employ counsel therefor. 

Under Article 7. voted that the Town Treasurer, with the approval of 
the Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow money from time to 
time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 1, 
1920, and to issue a note or notes, payable within one year, any debt or 
debts incurred under this vote to be paid from the revenue of said financial 
year. 

Under Article 8, voted that the sum of seven hundred fifty dollars 
($750.00) be raised and appropriated to be paid the North Chelmsford Fire 
District for hydrant service for the current year. 

Under Article 9, voted that the sum of seven hundred fifty dollars 
($750.00) be raised and appropriated to be paid the Chelmsford Water 
District for hydrant service for the current year. 

Under Article 10, voted that the sum of three thousand dollars 
($3,000.00) be raised and appropriated for the purpose of buying road binder 
material, to be of tarvia or some other product. 

Under Article 11, voted that the Town accept and allow Grove St. as 
laid out on October 10, 1919, as described in the Selectmen's report filed 
in the Town Clerk's Office on January 7, 1920, and shown on a plan therein 
referred to. 

Under Article 12, voted that the Town accept and allow Perham Street 
as laid out on October 10, 1919, as described in the Selectmen's report filed 
in the Town Clerk's Office on January 7, 1920, and shown on a plan therein 
referred to. 

Under Article 13, voted that the Town accept and allow Columbus 
Avenue as laid out on October 10, 1919, as described in the Selectmen's 
report filed in the Town Clerk's Office on January 7, 1920, and shown on a 
plan therein referred to. 

Under Article 14, relative to what disposition the Town would make 
of the North Row School House, the article was indefinitely postponed. 

Under Article 15, voted that a committee of three be appointed by the 
Moderator, to prepare plans and get estimates for the erection of a four-room 
school building, and site for same at the W r estlands and to report at a 
special town meeting to be held not later than May 15, 1920. Williston 
Carll, Josiah E. Marshall and Edwin L. Stearns were appointed on the 
committee. 



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Under Article 16, voted that the Town Treasurer be and hereby is 
authorized to borrow a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars at a rate 
of interest not exceeding six per cent, per annum, payable semi-annually, 
and to issue therefor five promissory notes each in the same principal sum, 
payable at the expiration of one, two, three, four and five years from the 
date thereof of each note to be signed by a majority of the Board of 
Selectmen. The proceeds to be used for the continuation of the construction 
of the North Road, so-called. The vote was unanimous. 

Under Article 17, voted that the Assessors be instructed to make a 
re-valuation of the Real Estate of the Town and make a printed report and 
that thp sum of fifteen hundred dollars ($1500) be raised and appropriated 
for that purpose. 

Under Article 18, voted that the Selectmen be authorized to contract 
with tli3 Lowell Electric Light Corporation for thirty-seven lights in addition 
to the lights now existing, said lights to be distributed upon and along the 
following public ways, viz : two lights on River Neck Road ; one light on 
Dalton Road ; one light on Westford Road, corner Chestnut Hill Road ; two 
lights on Robin's Hill Road ; six lights on Carlisle Road, southerly from 
Boston Road ; seven lights on Locust and Robin's Hill Road ; ten lights on 
Turnpike Road and eight lights on Boston Road. 



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Under Article 19, the following Resolutions were unanimously adopted 
by a rising vote : 



Whereas, by the sudden and untimely death of Selectman 
D. Frank Small, the Town of Chelmsford has been deprived 
of a good man and faithful citizen ; 

Resolved, That, while we bow to the inscrutable ways of 
Providence, we feel deeply the loss of a competent and high- 
minded official of this Town, who in all his years of service 
exhibited an integrity of purpose, a wisdom in judgment and a 
fairness in action which commended him to his colleagues in 
office and contributed much to the honor and welfare of the 
Town. 

And Further Resolved, That the Town Clerk be directed 
to devote a page of the Town Records to the memory of Mr. 
Small, and a copy of these Resolutions be neatly engrossed and 
sent to the widow of our lamented townsman. 



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Under Article 20, voted that the Town raise and appropriate the sum 
of two hundred dollars ($200) for demonstration work in agriculture and 
home economics, the money to be expended by, and the director to serve 
in co-operation with, the County Trustees for Aid to Agriculture of the 
Middlesex County Bureau of Agriculture and Home Economics, under the 
provisions of Chapter 273, General Acts of 1918, and that the director be 
appointed by the Selectmen. 

Under Article 21, voted that the public way leading from Littleton St. 
to Westford St. immediately in front of the First Congregational (Unitarian) 
Church, be discontinued. 

Under Article 22, voted that the Town raise and appropriate the sum 
of fifty dollars ($50) to purchase a flag for the South Village. 

Under Article 23, voted that the salary of the Treasurer and Collector 
of Taxes be twelve hundred dollars ($1200) per year plus one hundred 
dollars ($100) for expenses, and that these amounts be raised and 
appropriated for this purpose. 

Following the transaction of the foregoing business, the result of the 
official ballot for Town officers under Article 2 of this Warrant was declared 
as follows : 

For Selectman for three years — George W. Day, 403. 

For Overseer of the Poor for three years — George W. Day, 387. 

For Selectmen for one year — James P. Dunigan, 268 ; George Rigby, 
200 ; Edward D. Tucke, 51. 

For Overseer of the Poor for one year — James P. Dunigan, 254; George 
Rigby, 196; Edward D. Tucke, 53. 

For Town Treasurer and Collector of Taxes for one year — Ervin TV. 
Sweetser, 428. 

For Assessor for three years — Fred L. Fletcher, 398. 

For three Auditors for one year- —Gabriel Audoin, 379; Garfield A. 
Davis, 363; Albert A. Ludwig, 345. 

For Constable for one ycar-^George M. Wright, 414. 

For School Committee for three years — Ulysses J. Lupien, 410. 

For two Trustees of Adams Library for three years — Frances Clark, 
385 ; Wilson Waters. 354. 

For Tree Warden for one year — Minot A. Bean, 399. 

For Sinking Fund Commissioner for Three Years — William J. Quigley, 
410. 

For Cemetery Commissioner for three years — Bayard C. Dean, 371. 

For Park Commissioner for three years — Patrick S. Ward, 412. 

Question on Licensing the Sale of Liquors — Yes, 146 ; No, 279. 

At 4-50 P. M., voted to dissolve the meeting. 



WALTER PERHAM, 

Moderator. 



EDWARD J. ROBBINS, 

Town Clerk. 



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Special Town Meetings 



May 14, 1920. 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford 
qualified to vote in Town affairs, held pursuant to Warrant at the Town 
Hall, Center Village, Friday evening. May 14, 1920 at eight o'clock P. M., 
the following business was transacted to wit : 

The meeting was called to order and the Warrant read by the Town 
Clerk. 

Under Article 1, to choose a Moderator, Stewart Mackay was 
unanimously elected, the check list being used and the oath of office 
administered by the Town Clerk. • 

Under Article 2, voted that the Town appropriate the sum of one 
hundred and fifty dollars with which to pay the balance of salaries due the 
late D. Frank Small for services during the year 1919 as a Town Officer. 

Under Article 3, a motion that the Town accept the provisions of 
Chapter 240 of the Acts of 1920 was defeated by a standing vote. 103 voted 
in favor and 115 opposed. Patrick S. Ward and Ulysses J. Lupien were 
chosen and sworn as tellers to determine the vote. 

Under Article 4. a motion to establish precinct voting for the annual 
election of the Town officers and on the question of licensing the sale of 
intoxicating liquors was defeated on voice vote. 

Under Article 5, voted that the Town raise and appropriate an 
additional sum of three thousand dollars for general highway purposes. 

Under Article 6, voted that the Town authorize and direct the Board 
of Selectmen to purchase, as a part of the equipment of the Highway 
Department, two motor trucks of such capacity and make as they may 
approve, at a cost not to exceed in all the sum of nine thousand dollars, 
and that the Town raise and appropriate therefor the sum of thirteen 
hundred dollars and borrow the balance at a rate of interest not exceeding 
six per cent, per annum, payable semi-annually, and issue therefor five 
promissory notes each for the principal sum of one-fifth of the total amount 
borrowed, payable at the expiration of one, two, three, four and five years 
from the date thereof, such note or notes to be signed by the Treasurer and 
countersigned by a majority of the Board of Selectmen. 231 voted in favor 
and none opposed. 

Under Article 7, voted that the Selectmen be authorized to contract 
with the Lowell Electric Light Corporation for one additional light to be 
located on Bartlett Street. 

Under Article 8. voted that the Rev. E Ambrose Jenkins. Mark Ingham, 
and John J. Monahan be appointed a Committee to procure plans and 
specifications for a suitable monument to be placed upon the Common at 
North Chelmsford in memory of Egbert F. Tetley and Alberton W. Vinal, 



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the two men from Chelmsford who lost their lives in the military service 
of the United States during the World War, and report at some future Town 
meeting not later than the Annual Meeting of 1921. 

Under Article 9, voted that the Town elect a Board of Health consisting 
of three members, as provided by law, at the next annual Town election, 
and so continuing from year to year until further action of the Town. 

Under Article 10, relative to the purchase of land for the school-house 
site at the Westlands, the article was indefinitely postponed. 

Under Article 11, relative to borrowing money for the erection of a 
new four-room school-house at the Westlands, the article was indefinitely 
postponed. It was voted that the matter be referred to a special committee 
consisting of the members of the Finance Committee and the School 
Committee and that they report at a meeting to be held within thirty days. 

Under Article 12, the Committee appointed to investigate the water 
supply at the East Chelmsford School and at the South Chelmsford School 
reported the need of an appropriation for improving the existing conditions. 
It was voted to refer the matter back to the same committee, they to report 
at the next Town meeting. 

Under Article 13, on an amended motion that the North Row School 
be reopened, the matter was left in the hands of a special committee 
consisting of the Finance Committee and the School Committee. 

At 10.25 P. M., voted to dissolve the meeting. 



STEWART MACKAY, 

Moderator. 



EDWARD J. ROBBINS, 

Town Clerk. 



June 11, 1920. 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford 
qualified to vote in Town affairs, pursuant to Warrant at the Town Hall, 
Center Village, Friday evening, June 11, 1920 at eight o'clock P. M., the 
following business was transacted, to wit : 

The meeting was called to order and the Warrant read by the Town 
Clerk. 

Under Article 1, to choose a Moderator, Walter Perham was 
unanimously elected, the check list being used and the oath of office 
administered by the Town Clerk. 

Under Article 2, a survey of school conditions and recommendations 
based thereon was presented to the meeting by the School Committee which 
survey was placed on file. It was voted under this article that a committee 
of three consisting of C. George Armstrong, Carroll Monahan, and John P. 
Scoboria be appointed to prepare plans and specifications for a twelve-room 
school building at the center and to report at the next Annual Town 
Meeting. Wilbur E. Lapham and Herbert E. Ellis were chosen and sworn 
as tellers and the vote as taken was 65 in favor and 5 opposed. 

Under Article 3, a report of the committee appointed on May 14, 1920, 
to investigate and report on school conditions at the Westlands was presented. 
It was voted that the report be placed on file and the committee discharged. 



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Under Article 4, it was voted that the Town raise and appropriate the 
sum of $4,500 for the purchase of a portable school-house, so-called, to be 
added to the present school building at Golden Cove. 

Under Article 5, voted that the sum of $510 be raised and appropriated 
for the purpose of procuring plans and specifications for a four-room school 
building at the Westlands and that a building committee be appointed by 
the Selectmen to report at the next Annual Town Meeting. 

Under Article 6, voted that the sum of $3,000 be raised and appropriated 
for the purchase of land now owned by J. Adams Bartlett adjoining the 
Curtin land for school purposes at the Westlands. The money to be spent 
by the building committee to be appointed. 

Under Article 7, voted that the sum of $1,000 be raised and appropriated 
for additional school furniture. The same to be expended by the School 
Committee. 

Under Article 8, voted that the sum of $800 be raised and appropriated 
with which to pay the salary of additional teachers. The money to be 
expended by the School Committee. 

Under Article 9, voted that the sum of $1,500 be raised and appropriated 
for the additional cost of fuel and janitor service at the Town Hall and at 
the Golden Cove School. 

Under Article 10, relative to borrowing money for the purchase of a 
portable school-house, the purposes of the article were defeated. It was 
voted that the sense of the meeting be that the lower Town Hall at 
Chelmsford Center be used for school purposes. 

Under Article 11, voted that the Town raise and appropriate the sum 
of twenty-five hundred dollars for the purpose of supplying the school-houses 
at East Chelmsford and South Chelmsford with water and that the money 
be expended by a committee to be appointed at this meeting with full powers. 
Harry Shedd, Wilbur E. Lapham and Joseph E. Warren were appointed 
upon this committee. 

Under Article 12, relative to raising money for a bandstand on the 
Common at Chelmsford Center, the article was dismissed. 

Under Article 13, voted that the Town raise and appropriate the sum 
of $125 and $50 for transportation with which to pay the Chelmsford Band 
for five concerts during the summer of 1920, the same to be expended under 
the direction of the Board of Selectmen. 

Under Article 14, voted that the Town raise and appropriate the sum 
of $50 with which to purchase a suitable flag for North Chelmsford, and 
that the same be expended under the direction of the Board of Selectmen. 

At 11.30 P. M., voted to dissolve the meeting. 



WALTER PERHAM, 

Moderator. 



EDWARD J. ROBBINS, 

Town Clerk. 



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December 17, 1920. 

At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford 
qualified to vote in Town affairs, mirsuant to Warrant at the Town Hall, 
Center Village, Friday evening, December 17, 1920 at eight o'clock P. M., 
the following business was transacted, to wit : 

The meeting was called to order and the Warrant read by the Town 
Clerk. 

Under Article 1, to choose a Moderator, Walter Perham was 
unanimously elected, the check list being used and the oath of office 
administered by the Town Clerk. 

Under Article 2, it was voted that the Selectmen be and they hereby are 
authorized to appoint a Town Accountant, as provided in Section 1, Chapter 
624, of the Acts of 1910. as amended by Chapter 252 of the Acts of 1916, to 
hold office from and after the date of the election of the Town officers for 
the year 1921. 

Under Article 3, voted that until further action of the Town, the Town 
Accountant receive a salary at a rate not exceeding eighteen hundred dollars 
per year. 

Under Article 4, voted that the office of Town Auditor be and the same 
hereby is abolished as of Jan. 31, 1921. 

Under Article 5, voted that the Selectmen be and they hereby are 
authorized to transfer the unexpended appropriations made at the last 
Annual Town Meeting for Acton, Concord, Billerica, Riverneck, Steadman, 
Westford, Groton and Dunstable Streets to the General Highway Fund, 
and to expend the money for the purposes of such fund. 

Under Article 6, voted that the Town appoint a committee consisting of 
three members to investigate and report at the next Annual Town Meeting 
upon the advisability of selling the Town Farm, with such recommendations, 
if any, as they may see fit to make, and the committee to be the present 
Selectmen. 

Under Article 7, voted that for the purpose of establishing precinct 
voting at the annual Town election and for voting on the question of 
granting licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors, the Town accept the 
provisions of Section 421, Chapter 835 of the Acts of 1913. as amended 
by Section 29, Chapter 291 of the Acts of 1918, or otherwise amended. 

Under Article 8, voted that at the next Annual Town Meeting and 
thereafter from year to year until further action by the Town, a Moderator 
be elected for the term of one year to preside at all Town meetings except 
those for the election of State Officers, as provided in Section 397, Chapter 
835, of Acts of 1913. 

Under Article 9, voted that the sum of five hundred and ten dollars, 
raised and appropriated under Article 5 of the warranj; for the special Town 
meeting held June 11, 1920, shall be used and appropriated for the purpose 
of meeting the expenses incurred by a Building Committee consisting of 
Williston Carll, Josiah E. Marshall and Edwin L. Stearns, appointed at 
the Annual Town Meeting of 1920 to procure plans and specifications for a 
four-room school building at the Westlands, as was originally intended. 

At 10.10 P. M., voted to dissolve the meeting. 

WALTER PERHAM, 
EDWARD J. BOBBINS, Moderator. 

Town Clerk. 



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PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY 

At a legal meeting, held April 27, 1920, at the four precincts of the 
Town of Chelmsford in conformity with the provisions of Chapter 835 of 
Acts of 1013, the following candidates received the number of votes set 
against their respective names : 

Delegates at Large 

Henry Cabot Lodge, Republican 166 

Frederick H. Gillett, Republican 129 

W. Murray Crane, Republican 141 

Edward A. Thurston, Republican 138 

Louis A. Frothingham, Republican 65 

Alvan T. Fuller, Republican 83 

Thomas W. Lawson, Republican 40 

Samuel W. McCall, Republican S4 

Russell A. Wood, Republican -48 

Alternate Delegates at Large 

Butler Ames, Republican 175 

Chandler Bullock, Republican 146 

Gurdon W. Gordon, Republican 150 

Butler R. Wilson, Republican f44 

District Delegates 

Frank E. Dunbar, Republican 161 

Gardner W. Pearson, Republican 146 

Louis Pfeiffer, Republican 57 

Alternate District Delegates 

Kimball G. Colby, Republican 136 

Wilford D. Gray, Republican 133 

Louis Ellenwood, Republican 38 

Delegates at Large 

David I. Walsh, Democrat 27 

Richard H. Long, Democrat 27 

Joseph C. Pelletier, Democrat 23 

Daniel F. Doherty, Democrat 24 

Joseph F. O'Connell, Democrat 3 

Alternate Delegates at Large 

Susan W. Fitzgerald, Democrat 19 

Mary A. Carson, Democrat 19 

Mary Keegan Shuman, Democrat 20 

Helen G. Thayer, Democrat 27 

District Delegates 

Humphrey O'Sullivan, Democrat 28 

Joseph P. Donahue, Democrat 25 



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Alternate District Delegates 

Katherine F. McCarthy, Democrat 21 

Anna Loretta McGowan, Democrat 20 

EDWARD J. ROBBINS, 

Town Clerk. 



JOINT PRIMARY 

At a legal meeting, held September 7, 1920, at the four precincts of 

the Town of Chelmsford in conformity with the provisions of Chapter 550 
of Acts of 1911, the following candidates for nomination received the number 
of votes set against their respective names : 

Governor 

Channing H. Cox, Republican 307 

Richard H. Long, Democrat 11 

John J. Walsh, Democrat 31 

Lieutenant Governor 

Charles L. Burrill, Republican 82 

ArVan T. Fuller, Republican 69 

Albert P. Langtry, Republican 79 

Joseph E. Warner, Republican .' 105 

Michael A. O'Leary, Democrat 37 

Secretary 

James W. Bean, Republican 79 

Frederic W. Cook, Republican 61 

Samuel W. George, Republican 46 

James G. Harris, Republican 52 

Russell A. Wood, Republican 72 

Charles H. McGlue, Democrat 34 

Treasurer 

Fred J. Burrell, Republican 70 

James J. Jackson, Republican 222 

Patrick O'Hearn, Democrat 35 

Auditor 

Walter P. Babb, Republican 78 

Alonzo B. Cook, Republican 244 

Alice E. Cram, Democrat 33 

Attorney General 

J. Weston Allen, Republican 315 

Michael L. Sullivan, Democrat 33 

Congressman 

John Jacob Rogers, Republican 294 

Bernard J. Golden, Democrat 34 



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Councillor 

Smith J. Adams, Republican 76 

Edward W. Berry, Republican 12 

Edward B. Eamea, Republican 28 

Fred O. Lewis, Republican 143 

Charles Sumner Smith, Republican 09 

Senator 

T :. Gaston Campbell, Republican 72 

Frank H. Putnam, Republican 263 

John T. Sparks, Democrat 37 

Representative in General Court 

Alfred W. Hartford, Republican 30S 

County Commissioner 

Alfred L. Cutting, Republican 157 

( reorge A. Goodwin, Republican 56 

Walter C. Wardwell, Republican 93 

Sheriff 

John R. Fairbairn, Republican 308 

Delegates to State Convention 

( Jharlea E. Bartlett, Republican 290 

Edward J. Robbins, Republican 289 

Walter Perham, Republican 283 

John E. Harrington, Democratic 2 

Minnie A. Devine, Democratic 4 

Members of Political Town Committees 

Benjamin Cole, Republican 12 

George Rigby, Republican 11 

Elias De La Haye, Republican 11 

Fred L. Fletcher, Republican 15 

Sinai Simard, Republican 14 

Emile E. Paignon, Republican 11 

Walter F. Thurston, Republican 13 

Herbert C. Sweetser, Republican 15 

Walter Perham, Republican 13 

John E. Harrington, Democrat 1 

John Daley, Democrat 1 

Daniel E. Haley, Democrat 1 

William H. Quigley, Democrat 1 

James B. McQuade, Democrat 1 

Frank J. Garvey, Democrat 1 

Total Number of Votes Cast 

Republican 354 

Democrat 44 

Total 398 



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State Election 

November 2, 1920 



Number of ballots cast : Prec. 1, 889 ; Prec. 2, 694 ; Prec 3, 130 ; 
Prec. 4, 150. Total, 1863. 

Presidential Electors 

Cox and Roosevelt, Democrat 317 

Cox and Gillhaus, Soc. Labor 7 

Debbs and Stedman, Socialist 49 

Harding and Coolidge, Republican 1452 

Blanks 38 

Governor 

Channing H. Cox, Republican 1366 

Walter S. Hutchins, Socialist. 40 

Patrick Mulligan, Soc. Labor 4 

John J. Walsh, Democrat 355 

Blanks 98 

Lieutenant Governor 

Marcus A. Coolidge, Democrat 354 

David Craig, Soc. Labor 6 

Alvan T. Fuller, Republican 1271 

Thomas Nicholson, Socialist 42 

Robert M. Washburn, Independent 51 

Blanks 139 

Secretary 

Frederick W. Cook, Republican 1369 

Edward E. Ginsburg, Democrat 282 

Anthony Houtenbrink, Soc. Labor 7 

Edith M. Williams, Socialist 36 

Blanks 169 

Treasurer and Receiver General 

George H. Jackson, Citizen 22 

James Jackson, Republican 1337 

Louis Marcus, Socialist 42 

Patrick O'Hearn, Democrat 307 

Albert L. Waterman, Soc. Labor 3 

Blanks 150 

Auditor 

Alonzo B. Cook, Republican 1333 

Alice E. Cram, Democrat 318 

Stephen J. Surridge, Soc. Labor 5 

Herbert H. Thompson, Socialist 37 

Blanks 170 



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Attorney General 

J. Weston Allen, Republican 1328 

Morris I. Becker, Soc. Labor 3 

John Weaver, Socialist 40 

Michael L. Sullivan, Democrat 312 

Blanks 180 

Congressman 

John Jacob Rogers, Republican 1433 

Jackson Palmer, Democrat 332 

Blanks 98 

Councillor 

Charles Sumner Smith, Republican 1379 

Blanks 484 

Senator 

Frank H. Putnam, Republican 1331 

John T. Sparks, Democrat 391 

Blanks 141 

Representative in General Court 

Alfred W. Hartford, Republican 1399 

Blanks 464 

Two County Commissioners 

Alfred L. Cutting, Republican 1268 

Walter C. Wardwell, Republican 1008 

Blanks 1450 

Sheriff 

John R. Fairbairn, Republican 1260 

Blanks 603 

Question — Shall an act relative to the regulation of the manufacture 
and sale of Beer, Cider and Light Wines be approved? 

Yes 511 

No 1004 

Blanks 348 

Results of Vote for Representative Eleventh Middlesex District 

Acton Bedford Carlisle f or( j ton boro Westford Tota 



AlfredfW. Hartford, 
of Westford 


672 


382 


143 


1399 


373 


293 


535 


3797 


Blanks 


137 


122 


30 


464 


75 


34 


156 


1018 



EDWARD J. ROBBINS, 

Town Clerk. 



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BIRTHS RECORDED IN CHELMSFORD FOR 
THE YEAR 1920 



Date 
Jan. 



6 

7 

S 

14 

16 

17 

19 
20 
21 
28 
30 



Name of Child 

Fratus 

Anderson 

Mildred Reaulieu 
Lionel Doria Marchand 
Elizabeth Stevens 
Glendon Fisk Jones 
James Sidney Butler 

Wallace Malcolm Fletcher 

Mello 

Dorothy Irene Jones 
Mary Rita Lacomb 
Mary Graham 



Name of Parents 

Frederick and Gabriela (Fratus) 
John U. and Signi M. (Anderson) 
Arthur and Alice (Sevigny) 
Edward and Rose A. (Rondeau) 
Homer S. and Ella M. (Harriman) 
Walter E. and Hattie (Fisk) 
Vernon T. and Roberta B. 

(MacMichels I 
Alvin H. and Dora M. (. Wentworth) 
Manuel and Anna (de Luz) 
William and Emelene (Armitage) 
Ernest and Claudia ( Reaudette) 
James and Katherine (Rovill) 



Feb. 

8 William Edward Belleville 

9 James Herbert Wolcott 

14 Richard Henry St. Onge 
20 Mary Rita Quinn 
20 Koulas 



Walter B. and Flora (Brown) 
Hylas J. and Yvonne R. (Roisvert) 
Mose J. and Eva A. (Lacomb) 
Timothy F. and Lydia M. (Lepene) 

Mantous and Constantas ( Stamounos) 



Mar. 

4 Edward Arthur Fallon 

6 Ruth Ellanore Smally 

8 James R. S. Crocker 

13 Barbara Ellen Grant 

14 Mary Pratt 

15 James Carleton Goodchild 

29 Frank Stanton Duckworth 

30 Virginia May Russon 

30 Russell Sargent Rutterfield 

30 Alfred Cresswell Rurton 



Joleph T. and Gertrude M. (Doyle) 
Roy G. and Annie B. (Ferguson) 

James II. and Mildred E. (Carkins) 
James A. and Elsie (Cameron) 
Paul and Ruth (Mevis ) 
George and Nina R. (Wood) 
George A. and Lillian M. (Armitage) 
Joseph W. and Flora M. R. (Durant) 

S. and Ruth II. (Moody* 
George E. and Florence (Cresswell) 



Apr. 
1 Alexander Kocherska 

Alfred Frederick Rartlett 
Norton 



Warren Burpee Wetmore 

Waldo Amos Policy 
Theodore Harold Grant 
Amos Everett Adams 



Sergie and Antonia (Laduca) 
John H. and Mina D. (Chase) 

Lin wood and Jessie (Sargent) 
Burpee S. and Florence R. (Trubey) 
Arthur W. and Evelyn M. (Fuller) 
Fred S. and Elsia ( De Long) 
William E. and Ethel (Scoble) 



May 

5 Joseph Arthur Pommerleau 

8 Victor Alphonse Gaudette 

11 William Theodore Freeman 

12 Annie Rawka 

12 Joseph George Gauthier 

16 Stefania Zofir Zabierek , 

22 Crestawa Saji 

24 Marjorie Frances Travers 

28 Juliette Eva Marcotte 

31 Rosie Labinski 



Joseph and Emma (Mahew) 
Phillip X. and Grace (Ressette) 
Edward W. and Edith I. (MacEllroy) 
Andrew and Mary (Poznick) 
George and Eliza (Redard) 
Walter and Helen (Wazoha) 
John and Roshalia (Dobrowolska) 
Syril and Rose (Moran) 
Ledger and Matilda (Reaupartant) 
Michael and Mary (Syroka) 



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Date 
June 



Name of Child 



."> Florence Marie Kelley 

5 Elizabeth Fraricea Ahearn 

<» Arthur Gordon Marshall 

7 Margaret Mary Kerrigan 

7 Eugenia Clinton Linstad 

8 Margaret Drake 

!) Joseph Edward (Jaudette 

10 William Belleville Cone 

11 Luba Belida 

14 Barbara Elizabeth Scobie 

I'd Liapez 

21 Jennie May Chamberlin 

21 Irene Gertrude Crease 

'2'2 Leon Rafferty 

2~ John B. Wrigley, Jr. 

L'7 Edna May Robbing 

2U .Iran J. R. Gagnon 



Name of Parents 

John J. and Lune L. (Cassily) 
Charles W. and Mary C. (Smith) 
Arthur S. and Mabel ( Eriksen ) 
Thomas J. and Ellen M. (O' Sullivan) 
Ole and Ethel J. (Clinton ) 
Elmer II. and Adele (Nardin) 
George and Alice R. ( Lacoure 
Charles E. and Elizabeth (Belleville) 
Elis and Olga ( Steif) 
Herbert J. and Angelina (Ferron) 
James and Catherine (Gouthfi 
George and Sarah < Babb ) 
Albert E. and Margaret I). (Ridley) 
George and Lena (Constantino) 
John B. and Mary E. (Dollard) 
John and Emmeline (Barker) 
Joseph and Eugenie (Ferron) 



July 

1 Kenneth Amos Cooke 

4 Warren Leo Longtin 

5 John Joseph Lappin 

5 Dorothy Louise Scobie 

7 Barbara Fidelia Wells 

8 Roy Theodore Johnson 
1.1 Donald Alcorn 

16 William Thomas LeBlanc 

25 William Joseph Bellair 

28 Gertrude Alice Doyle 

30 Helen Priscilla Wright 

31 James Joseph McEnnis 



Archibald and Ruth E. ( Haberman ) 
Walter T. and Annie X. (Morning) 
John P. and Nellie M. ( Mcllale ) 
Percy A. and Mary E. ( Titterington) 
Norman E. and Abbie (Graves) 
Wilhelm and Ella i Rose) 
James and Martha (Crowell) 
William and Lena (Bauer) 
George and Marie L. (Traversy) 
Edward and Alice I Corr > 
Charles P. and Maude E. (Brown) 
James G. and Josephine G. (Dean) 



Aug. 

1 Lakin 

2 Clifford Edward Firth 

!) Albert Etoscoe Simpson 

11 Ester Johnson 

11 Signe Johnson 

14 Elizabeth McGrath 

24 Rita Annie Mary Reno 

26 William Charles Miller. Jr. 

27 Paul Poznick 



LeRoy and Belle (Axworthy) 
Charles E. and Viola M. ( Fitzpatrick). 
James A. and Harriet A. ) Emery i 
< )scar and Amanda ( Stonback i 
Oscar and Amanda (Stonback) 
Christopher F. and Catherine C. 

(McGillian) 
Irving C. and Florence M. ( Picard ) 
William C. and Eline W. (Hanson) 
John and Martha ( Baida ) 



Sept. 

2 William John Buchanan 

7 Shirley R. Sargent 

13 Maria Peterson 

16 Donald Edward Graves 

17 Jameson Bennett Johnstone 

17 Winnefred Marguirette Paignon 

1!) Evelyn Milton Sturtevant 

2X Charles William Kidder 

20 Giovani Fantozzi 

21 Madaline Violet Chase 



William and Braiden (Stewart) 
Raymond E. and Edith A. (Wilkins) 
David G. and Johanna (Larson) 
Delbert and Vester (Eldridge) 

Thomas and Annie M. (.Knight) 
Roy E. and Agnes M. (Koford) 
Herbert M. and Ruth E. (Adams) 
Charles H. and Harriet R. (Reed) 
Eugenio and Anna M. (Stabile) 
William L. and Myrtle C. (Wallace) 



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Date Name of Child 

Oct. 
2 Lois Marion Waite 
Arlene Mildred Russell 
(Stillborn) 

Barbara Jean Blackadar 
(Stillborn) 

Joseph Armand Tremblay 
Evelyn Mae Burton 
Barbara Edna Rose 
Virginia Ruth Adams 
Niemaszyk 



Margaret Rose Ryan 
Catherine Rachel Ryan 
Rolland Edward Letourneau 
Harry Edwin Johnson 
Nellie Irene Rennard 
Phylis Elizabeth Donaldson 



Name of Parents 

George and Delia (Belleville) 
Frederick and Dorothy (Bean) 

George and Florence (Bobbins) 

Joseph G. and Clarinda (Savard) 
Harry and Doris (Luke) 
Herbert E. and Dorothy (Costigan) 
Robert H. and (J race (Field) 
Thomas and Sophia (Franzyk) 
Patrick and Margaret (Kennedy) 
Patrick and Margaret (Kennedy) 
Edward E. and Anna (Ostigny) 
John E. and Helma N. (Anderson) 
George O. and Laura (Gonant) 
Charles H. and Eva A. (Carpenter) 



Nov. 
3 Joseph Arthur Gagnon 

9 Paul Lovell McDonald 

13 Phyllis Louise Stearns 

15 George Newton Swallow, 3rd 

16 Delia Mullen 

19 Joseph Wilfred Tousignant 

22 • Lillian Elizabeth Moss 
24 William John Hill 



Alfred and Ernestine (Campagne) 
Paul and Isabella (Bell) 
Edwin L. and Marion E. (Waite) 
George N. and Hazel L. (Butterfield) 
Charles F. and Mary E. (Allen) 
Alfred and Mary M. (Brule) 
William and Thersa (Johnson) 
James and Martha (Cahey) 



Dec. 

9 

ii 

25 
27 
30 
31 



Howard Wesley Abrahamson 
Arthur Edward Hooper 
Clifford Paul Vaillancourt 
Muriel Adele Clark 
Florence Margaret Morton 
David McAndrews 



Frederick I'rnest and Eva L. (Carlson) 
Arthur E. and Loretta J. (Campbell) 
Arthur and Mildred (Yickery) 
Shirley J. and Leda M. (Lord) 
George and Rose (Alexander) 
Thomas J. and Margaret O. 

(Campbell) 



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MARRIAGES RECORDED IN CHELMSFORD IN 1920 



DATE 


NAME 


RESIDENCE 


BIRTHPLACE 


Jan. 


1 


Robert Hunter Adams 


Chelmsford 


Tewksbury 






Grace Gertrude Fields 


Lowell 


Westford 


Jan. 


7 


Edward C. Wilkins 


Chelmsford 


Nashua, N. H. 






Grace M. (Church) Allen 


Lowell 


HighgateSpgs.,Vt. 


Jan. 


10 


Raymond Walter Dutton 


Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 






Florence Madeline Dalton 


Chelmsford 


Lowell 


Feb. 


11 


Elmer Wesley Counter 


West ford 


Westford 






Bridget Downey 


Westford 


Ireland 


Feb. 


16 


Chester M. Wilson 


Lowell 


No. Ferrisburg.Vt. 






Alice Y. Manseau 


Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 


Mar. 


3 


Robert A. Henderson 


Chelmsford 


Lowell 






Annie E. Erickson 


Lowell 


Lowell 


Mar. 


24 


David Morning 


Lowell 


Plainfield, N. J. 






Gladys I. Whitworth 


No. Chelmsford 


Lowell 


Apr. 


2 


Andrew J. Boies 


Chelmsford 


Calais, Me. 






Jennie (Shattuck) Allen 


Chelmsford 


Andover 


Apr. 


7 


Lyndwood D. Foster 


Dracut 


Boston 






Gertrude D. Fraser 


No. Chelmsford 


Boston 


Apr. 


10 


William H. Ball 


No. Chelmsford 


Lawrence 






Hazel M. Lavin 


Lawrence 


Gofifs Falls, N. H. 


Apr. 


10 


Clarence L. Spaulding 


W. Chelmsford 


W. Chelmsford 


1 




Lillian S. Van Dine 


Lowell 


Perth, N. B. 


Apr. 


19 


\\ ilhelm T. Johnson 


Chelmsford 


Sweden 






Ella A. Rose 


Chelmsford 


Carlisle 


Apr. 


27 


Fred E. Ward 


Lowell 


Warren, Me. 






Mary A. (Pinkham) Hall 


Lowell 


Georgetown 


Apr. 


28 


Victor J. Beauregard 


Lowell 


Lowell 






Florence E. Boucher 


Chelmsford 


Woburn 


Apr. 


28 


Leo A. Boucher 


No. Chelmsford 


Lowell 






Marie E. Noonan 


Lowell 


Arcadiaville, N. B. 


Apr. 


29 


Harold F. Stott 


Lowell 


Lowell 






Dorilla M. Ayotte 


Chelmsford 


Lowell 


May 


5 


James P. Bowen 


No. Chelmsford 


Bradford, Eng. 






Catherine Agnes Blott 


Westford 


Bradford, Eng. 


May 


5 


William J. Barron 


No. Chelmsford 


Matteawan, N. Y, 






Marie T. Blott 


Westford 


Bradford, Eng. 


May 


9 


Frederick Ernest Abrahamson W. Chelmsford 


W. Chelmsford 






Eva Carlson 


W. Chelmsford 


Lowell 


May 


12 


Emil Anderson 


W. Chelmsford 


Westford 






Lena Westberg 


W. Chelmsford 


W. Chelmsford 


June 


2 


Edward Gerald Googins 


Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 






Annie May McLellan 


Lowell 


Lowell 


June 


5 


Arnold C. Perham 


Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 






Bessie L. Adams 


Chelmsford 


Lewiston, Me. 


June 


5 


Henry J. Spenola 


Lowell 


Lowell 






Lettie M. Noble 


Lowell 


Pittsfield, Me. 


June 


14 


Emile Arthur Milot 


Westford 


Canada 






Angeline Vincent 


Westford 


Canada 


June 


14 


Walter Ervin Polley 


No. Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 






Helen Josephine Benson 


W. Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 


June 


16 


Eleador A. L'Heureux 


Chelmsford 


Lowell 






Mary Louise Hamelin 


Lowell 


Lowell 


June 


17 


Benjamin N. C. Thomas 


Framingham 


Chicago, 111. 






Emma A. (Chase) Heald 


Chelmsford 


New York City 


June 


17 


Henry Joseph Toohey 


No. Chelmsford 


Philadelphia, Pa. 






Josephine Cooke 


Lowell 


Lowell 



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DATE 


NAME 


RESIDENCE 


BIRTHPLACE 


June 


19 


LeRoy E. Dutton 


Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 






Catherine P. Hartley 


Chelmsford 


Lowell 


June 


26 


James Kiberd, Jr. 


No. Chelmsford 


England 






Marjorie I. McGough 


No. Chelmsford 


Groveton, N. H. 


June 


26 


John F. Brennan 


Lowell 


Lowell 






Hazel V. Chamberlin 


Chelmsford 


Lowell 


June 


26 


Arthur Frederick Woodies 


Lowell 


Lowell 






Lillian Lougee 


Lowell 


Boylston 


June 


26 


Joseph Peters 


No. Chelmsford 


England 






Inez B. Palmer 


No. Chelmsford 


Salem 


June 


27 


Harold M. Tucke 


No. Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 






Dora M. Daigle 


No. Chelmsford 


Lowell 


June 


30 


•Charles Henry McMaster 


Chelmsford 


Lowell 






Etta Ella Fadden 


Carlisle 


Carlisle 


June 


30 


S. Thompson Farrell, Jr. 


Lowell 


Wollaston 






Ruth H. Warren 


No. Chelmsford 


Worcester 


June 


30 


Ralph Roy 


Detroit, Mich. 


Canada 






Mary B. Miner 


No. Chelmsford 


No. Chelmsford 


July 


4 


Alcide J. Loranger 


No. Chelmsford 


Canada 






Esther A. Zuzlcwska 


No. Chelmsford 


Russia 


July 


15 


Amasa H. Grovenor 


So. Hingham 


Hingham 






Harriet E. (Burnham) Borland Chelmsford 


Lowell 


July 


16 


Earl R. Richardson 


Lowell 


Haverhill 






Elizabeth L. Ward 


Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 


July 


31 


Ellsworth William Frye 


No. Chelmsford 


Nashua, N. H. 






Mande Isabell Sullivan 


Lowell 


Keene, N. H. 


Aug. 


4 


Herman Frederick Grantz 


Chelmsford 


Lowell 






Gladys Maud Wylie 


Lowell 


Lowell 


Aug. 


10 


Francis Aloysiers Monahan 


Leicester 


Leicester 






Mildred Elizabeth Murphy 


Lowell 


Fall River 


Aug. 


11 


Edward V. Belair 


Chelmsford 


Winooski, Vt. 






Lillian V. Barton 


Nc. Billerica 


Lowell 


Aug. 


14 


Heber M. Cubberley 


Lowell 


New Market,X. J 






Marjorie S. Armstrong 


Chelmsford 


Sussex, N. B. 


Aug. 


18 


Nathan George Lapham 


Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 






Pauline W. Worden 


Chelmsford 


Lowell 


Aug. 


20 


Joseph Emery Nolet, Jr. 


No. Chelmsford 


New York City 






Grace Lillian Marinel 


Tyngsbcro 


Tyngsboro 


Aug. 


25 


Sidney A. Ferguson 


No. Chelmsford 


Roxbury 






Katherine E. McCoy 


No. Chelmsford 


No. Chelmsford 


Aug. 


30 


Russell Albert Williams 


Chelmsford 


Lowell 






Ruth Crissie Hunter 


Lowell 


Tyntrsboro . 


Sept. 


1 


Charles Joseph Bishop 


No. Chelmsford 


Milford, N. H. 






Marie Rose Alice Perron 


Lowell 


Lowell 


Sept. 


2 


Henry Eriksen 


Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 






Helen J. MacFadyen 


Lowell 


P. E. I. 


Sept. 


2 


William H. Marvell 


Lowell 


Milford, N. H. 






Lena (Gagnon) King 


Chelmsford 


Fremont, N. H. 


Sept. 


6 


Thomas M. McGrath 


No. Chelmsford 


Lowell 






Gertrude A. Blodgett 


No. Chelmsford 


No. Chelmsford 


Sept. 


6 


Emil R. Lind 


Lowell 


Sweden 






Annie M. Johnson 


Chelmsford 


Sweden 


Sept. 


8 


John A. Saunders 


Chelmsford 


New Brunswick 






Janet Peverill 


Lowell 


Lowell 


Sept. 


8 


Lewis Nelson Balfe 


W. Chelmsford 


Canada 






Marion Hester Clogston 


W. Chelmsford 


Lowell 


Sept. 


15 


Francis L. DeKalb 


Chelmsford 


Bath, Me. 






Emma Mary Sweeney 


Lowell 


E. Cambridge 


Sept. 


23 


Ernest Wilfred Bridgford 


Chelmsford 


England 






Edith Marie Anderson 


Chelmsford 


Proctor, Vt. 


Sept. 


25 


George Silva 


Lowell 


Portugal 






Julia Emily Santos 


Chelmsford 


Portugal 



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DATE NAME RESIDENCE BIRTHPLACE 

Sept. 25 Romeo V. Noel Chelmsford Lowell 

Marion A. Moisan Lowell Lowell 

Sept. 30 Joseph Graham Chelmsford Ireland 

Margaret Donohoe Chelmsford Chelmsford 

Oct. 3 Percy E. Weeks Chelmsford Athol 

Martha J. Forsythc Lowell Lowell 

Oct. 17 Edward F. Hall No. Chelmsford No. Chelmsford 

Edith M. Allen New Bedford New Bedford 

Oct. 17 Hiram R. Brown Lowell Chelmsford 

Cecilia E. Welch No. Chelmsford Chelmsford 

Oct. 17 Percy L. Dennison Lowell Lowell 

Irene B. McDonald Lowell Lowell 

Oct. 23 Morrill P. Josselyn Bridgewater Bridgewater 

Marion Varney No. Chelmsford No. Chelmsford 

Oct. 25 Harold Selfridge No. Chelmsford Boston 

Mary E. (Putnam) Rankin No. Chelmsford Lancaster 

Oct. 27 J. E. Alfred Hudson Lowell Lowell 

Barbara Louise Brown W. Chelmsford Lowell 

Oct. 30 Ole Olson W. Chelmsford Norway 

Mildred Raatikainen W. Chelmsford Finland 

Oct. 30 William L. Sullivan Lowell Milford, N. H. 

Beatrice McNeil No. Chelmsford St. Johns, N. B. 

Nov. 7 Albert Simon Rivirotto Prospect, Conn. Prospect, Conn. 

Christina Rivirotto Westford Italy 

Nov. 11 Philip E. Marston Chelmsford Billerica 

Annie Palin So. Boston England 

Nov. 13 George Henry Bergsten Chelmsford Warwick 

Clara Amanda Miller W. Chelmsford W. Chelmsford 

Nov. 14 Chester Orlando Avery Milford Milford 

Carrie Elizabeth Houghton Harvard Harvard 

Nov. 17 John Joseph Reedy No. Chelmsford Lowell 

Elizabeth Mardin No. Chelmsford Franklin 

Nov. 24 Leon A. Pinardi Lowell Groton, Conn. 

Helen Tremblay E. Chelmsford E. Chelmsford 

Nov. 25 Ernest J. St. Pierre Lowell Brandon, N. Y. 

Clara Corriveau ■ Tyngsboro Tyngsboro 

Dec. 9 William J. Currie No. Chelmsford Sabattus, Me. 

Bernice A. Blodgett No. Chelmsford No. Che'msford 

Dec. 15 Alfred F. Freeze No. Chelmsford Havelock, N. B. 

Alice E. Babcock Berlin Berlin 

Dec. 16 Leo B. Bondreau No. Chelmsford No. Chelmsford 

Vera Stryna E. Chelmsford Austria 

Dec. 20 John Eugene Gordon Lowell Lowell 

Katherine Maria Burke Westford Westford 

Dec. 26 Michael Bernard Ledwith Westford Saranac, N. Y. 

Gladys Velma Welch Westford Milford, N. H. 

Dec. 30 Leo j. Hunter Lowell Lowell 

Annabelle Greene No. Chelmsford Nova Scotia 

Dec. 30 Raymond P. Muenzer No. Chelmsford Kenosha, Wis. 

Julia L. (Foshey) Ball No. Chelmsford Lancaster, N. H. 



28 



DEATHS RECORDED IN CHELMSFORD 
FOR THE YEAR 1920 



DATE NAMES 

Jan. 9 Nelson H. B. Wardwell . 

26 Albert S. Whidden . 

28 Mary (McArdle) Dunnigan 

29 Michael McMahon . 
Feb. 5 Alfred S. Colburn . 

6 Agnes Silva 

7 Henry Francis Dupee 
7 Gustaf R. Wikander 
9 Owen F. McGrath . 

13 Mary E. (Walker) Stone 

14 June Irene Pickup . 

15 Maria J. (Priest) Drowne 
19 Herbert L. Bisbee . 

23 John J. Ivers . 
Mar. 1 Mary H. (Mesler) Carr . 

2 Pliney Clark Bliss . 

9 Ruth E. Smalley . 

18 Mary Pratt . 

24 Fred J. Blodgett . 
Apr. 1 Octavie (Trudeau) Dugas 

21 Jessie B. (Sargent) Norton 
26 Thomas Buntel 

May 6 Antonios Tsirimbas . 

9 Marie Fisette . 

9 Amos Everett Adams 

15 Anna (Larry) Harrington 

15 Annie J. (McKnowlton) Davie 

18 Victor L. Parkhurst 
30 Mary Agnes Meagher 

June 1 Mary Ryan 

6 Bridget (Daley) Haley . 

7 Agnes J. Nelson 

19 James Stratton Byam 

22 Nettie F. (Brown) Wheeler 

25 John J. Malone 
July 1 Rosie Liebedzinski . 

13 Edward Flynn 

17 Donald Alcorn 

17 Mathilda (Larson) Bengtson 

24 Eliza J. (Judge) Nilsson 

29 Helen P. Wright . 

30 Marie L. (Traversy) Belair 



YRS. 


MTHS. 


DYS. 


65 


9 


10 


32 






83 






81 






32 






74 






66 


6 


23 


44 


* 2 


20 


47 






67 


10 




2 


7 


21 


78 


3 


9 


57 


6 


9 


49 


8 


6 


71 


7 


26 


65 


5 


21 
3 
3 


52 


9 


18 


72 


6 


16 


40 


11 


20 


20 




18 


60 








3 


14 
9 


36 






68 


2 




42 


2 




20 






64 






75 






57 


7 


28 


56 


1 


24 


67 




27 


67 


1 




62 




2 


47 


4 


29 


53 


10 


5 hours 


27 


8 


11 



29 



DATE 
Aug. 1 

2 

7 

7 

8 

12 

13 

16 

20 

28 

28 

Sept. 5 

6 

14 

17 

Oct. 9 

10 

10 

22 

26 

30 

30 

Nov. 5 

5 

6 

25 

30 

Dec. 6 

12 

18 

22 



NAMES 


YRS. 


MTIIS. 


DYS. 


Lakin .... 






9 hours 


Cyrus S. Capelle 


72 


4 


29 


Charlotte Araminta Stevens . 


72 


9 


7 


Jennie (Smith) Bean 


79 


6 


29 


Martha (Stackpole) Meekin . 


49 


5 


10 


Elizabeth (McDonough) Dollard 


53 






John B. Wrigley, Jr. 




1 


16 


Hannah Cryan 


56 






Robert Franklin Smith . 


56 




5 


Henri Eno .... 


55 


3 


15 


Lillian Tousignant . 




5 


10 


Edmund Poisson 


19 


8 


27 


George A. Harmon . 


42 


4 


9 


Peterson 






12 hours 


Jameson B. Johnston 






9 hours 


James F. Trubey . 


79 


8 


17 


(Stillborn) .... 








Joseph Niezelela 


25 


7 


8 


Herbert L. Verge . . 


45 


1 


11 


Lottie E. (Allen) Fisk . 


33 


11 


12 


George W. Whidden 


81 


9 


17 


Annie F. (McOwen) Riney 


64 






Walter B. Emerson . 


54 


1 


18 


George H. Smith 


84 


6 


5 


Ann Maria (Swett) Batchelder 


89 




12 


Mary (Patenaude) Daigle 


43 


2 


10 


Mary Ann Cummings 


77 


11 




Orinda Burpee 


77 ' 


7 


7 


Charles D. Buntel . 


60 


11 


4 


Alexander Kostechko 




9 




Ruth Nettie Adams 


19 


2 


29 



SPECIAL NOTICE 



Should any errors or omissions be discovered in the foregoing lists of 
Births, Marriages or Deaths, the Town Clerk earnestly requests that he be 
immediately notified. The importance of correct vital records can not be 
overestimated. 

The Town Clerk is prepared to furnish blanks for births and deaths, 
and calls particular attention to the laws in relation to returns within 
the first five days of each month of all births occurring during the preceding 
month. 



DOGS LICENSED FOR THE YEAR 192D 

Number of dogs licensed 3*1 

Maks 

Females 1 1 

Amount received for licenses $765.00 

Amount of fees (20 eeuts a license ) 64.20 

Taid to the County Treasurer, receipt on tile $700.80 

Any owner or keeper of a dog not duly licensed which becomes three 
mouths old after the thirty-first day of March in any year shall, whenever 
it is three months old. cause it to be registered, numbered, described and 
licensed until the first day of the ensuing April, as provided in Sections 1_ >S « 
and 129 of Chapter 102 of the Revised Laws as amended, and shall cause 
it to wear around its neck a collar distinctly marked with its owner's name 
end its registered number. 

ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE CHANGE IN THE LAW 
REGARDING THE TIME DOG LICENSES SHALL BE LAID ON OR 
BEFORE THE LAST LAY OF MARCH, INSTEAD OF THE LAST 
DAY OF APRIL. 



TO THE CITIZENS OF CHELMSFORD 

Inasmuch as with the foregoing pages comprising my seventeenth annual 
report as your Town Clerk. I voluntarily retire. 1 wish to submit a brief 
statement. 

I am not unmindful of the splendid treatment received by me from the 
voters of the Town in returning me to the office year after year during the 
one-year term period and repeatedly when the office was placed upon a 
three-year basis. In consequence of the proposed establishment of a 
combined office of Town Clerk and Town Accountant, 1 felt that other 
interests would preclude the possibility of giving proper attention to my 
own and to the Town's business. I believe the proposed changes are in 
line with the growth and progress of the town and its affairs, and I can only 
bespeak for my successor the fair treatment and co-operation of all officials 
and other citizens of the town which it has been my privilege to enjoy. 
Respectfully submitted. 




Town Clerk. 






Report of Selectmen 

tiding \)" 



it a portion of 
letailed information. Itemized 

ing published. 
wiJI gladly furniftfa ;iJ) n< formation or | 

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b th<- prii 
on. 

CUTIVB. 

Appropriated $1,100.00 

500.00 

300.00 

igan 1.100.00 

LEGAL. 

EL. 

opriated 100.00 

<r 0215.00 

nexpended 

FINANCIAL. 

Tu am) Tax Colle* 10 ;-.v. 

Appropriated 

\\\ Sweetser si .200.00 1.200.00 

i 

.\ ppropriated L0I LOO 

Printinf, etc 9.97 MMJ7 

oce unexpended f ."•'; 

M'.V. 

Appropriated I ©.00 

ard J. Bobbim 9201 

inexpended 



32 

Assessors' Salaries and Expenses. 

Appropriated $3,100.00 

H. C. Sweetser (chairman) $825.00 

J. P. Dunigan 750.00 

F. L. Fletcher 750.00 

Pearl M. Adams 255.00 

Printing, etc 26.35 $2,606.35 

Balance unexpended $ 493.65 

Auditors' Salaries. 
Appropriated $75.00 

G. A. Davis $25.00 

A. A. Ludwig 25.00 

G. Audoin 25.00 75.00 

Appraisers' Salaries. 

Appropriated $15.00 

John F. Parker $5.00 

E. E. Paignon, Jr 5.00 10.00 

Balance unexpended $ 5.00 

ELECTION AND REGISTRATION. 

Registrars' Salaries. 

Appropriated $150.00 

S. D. Kershaw $42.00 

K. M. Perham 45.00 

J. F. Leahy 42.00 129.00 

Balance unexpended $ 21.00 

Election Expenses. 

Appropriated $500.00 

Expenses of Registrations $ 28.08 

" Town Meeting 28.00 

" " Presidential Primaries 154.00 

" State Primaries 141.00 

" State Election 245.(55 

Printing, advertising, etc 32.76 629.49 

Overdrawn $129.49 

Overdraft due to extra Primary 

PUBLIC PROTECTION. 

Board of Health Salaries. 

Appropriated $55.00 

J. P. Dunigan (chairman) $25.00 

George W. Day 15.00 

William E. Belleville 15.00 55.00 



33 

Two Agents Board of Health. 

Appropriated $100.00 

A. G. Scoboria, M. D $50.00 

J. P. Dunigan 50.00 100.00 

GAME WARDEN. 

Appropriated $50.00 

Charles F. Morse $50.00 50.00 

TREE WARDEN. 

Appropriated $100.00 

Labor $26.75 

Trees 45.00 71.75 

Balance unexpended $ 28.25 

INSPECTION. 

Meat Inspection. 

Appropriated $700.00 

W\ S. Hall $683.41 683.41 

Balance unexpended $ 16.59 

Cattle Inspection. 

Appropriated $200.00 

A. C. Perham $200.00 200.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 

Appropriated . $150.00 

C. A. Aiken $117.31 

Printing 8.25 125.46 

Balance unexpended $ 24.44 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriated $500.00 

Paid Clerk of Centre Fire Dept $372.40 

Other fire service 24.17 

( Joal and wood for Centre fire house 37.16 

Janitor Service, Centre fire house 31.25 

Repairs and Supplies 25.02 

Printing 2.75 402.75 

Balance unexpended $ 7.25 

POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriated \ $1,500.00 

Received from trial (Town Hall Shooting) 100.00 

Paid Constable and Special Officers $1,409.67 

City of Lowell for Officers' Service 19.00 

Printing 16.19 

Trial (Town Hall Shooting) 95.00 1,539.86 

Balance unexpended $ 60.14 



34 ' 

FOREST WARDEN. 

Appropriated $500.00 

A. O. Perham and deputies $390.07 

Supplies 27.99 418.06 

Balance unexpended $ 81.94 

CHARITIES. 
Overseers of Poor Salaries. 

Appropriated $115.00 

G. W. Day (chairman) $65.00 

J. P. Dunigan 25.00 

W. E. Belleville 25.00 115.00 

Almshouse. 

Appropriated $4,000.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Burnham $1,020.00 

Grain 770.85 

Groceries and Provisions 1,377.30 

Gas, Water and Light 185.24 

Dry Goods 162.05 

Supplies, Hardware arid Repairs 207.25 

Labor 150.50 

Coal 193.89 

Ice 41.50 

Bills paid by Superintendent 179.18 4,186.76 

Overdrawn $ 186.76 

Proceeds of Town Farm for Year, $1,212.09 

Outside Poor. 

Appropriated $3,000.00 

Reimbursements 31.50 $3,031.50 

Mothers' Aid $3,016.67 

Dept. of Public Welfare 581.14 

Sanitorium Fees 369.63 

Other Aid 524.95 4.504.39 

Overdrawn $1,472.89 

State reimburses one-third of Mothers' Aid 

Soldiers' Relief. 

.\ ppropriated $400.00 

Bills for Soldiers' Relief $618.55 618.55 

Overdrawn $218.55 

LIBRARIES. 
, Centre Library. 

Appropriated $1,500.00 

Wilson Waters, Treas $1,500.00 1,500.00 

North Chelmsford Library. 

Appropriated $1,000.00 

Stewart MacKay $1,000.00 1,000.00 



35 

CEMETERIES. 
Commissioners' Salaries. 

Appropriated $90.00 

Charles Scribner $30.00 

Byard C. Dean 30.00 

Louise L. Byam (clerk) 15.00 75.00 

Balance unexpended $15.00 

Care and Improvement. 

Appropriated $1,000.00 

Labor $981.60 

Water and Supplies 15.75 997.35 

Balance unexpended $ 2.65 

Fence at West Cemetery. 

Appropriated $850.00 

A. F. Whidden $626.64 

Win. P. Proctor Co 123.36 750.00 

Balance unexpended $100.00 

GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS. 
Public Parks. 

Appropriated $500.00 

Labor and Supplies $468.66 468.66 

Balance unexpended $ 31.34 

Street Lighting. 

Appropriated $8,154.00 

Lowell Electric Light Corp $7,540.59 7,540.59 

Balance unexpended $ 613.41 

There are 457 lights in Town. 

Village Clock. 

Appropriated $30.00 

Paid Village Clock Association $30.00 30.00 

Memorial Day. 

Appropriated $150.00 

Paid Bills, approved by Memorial Day Associa- 
tion $150.00 150.00 

Insurance Fund. 

Appropriated $500.00 

Paid Walter Perham $500.00 500.00 



36 

Industrial School. 

Appropriated $1,212.50 

Paid City of Lowell $938.75 938.75 

Balance unexpended $ 273.75 

Treasurer's Bond. 

Appropriated $220.00 

Paid Martin Bobbins & Son $220.00 220.00 

Installation of System of Town Bookkeeping. 

Appropriated • $500.00 

Nothing expended 

Miscellaneous. 

Appropriated $1,500.00 

Printing and delivering Town Reports $638.32 

Other printing and advertising 245.00 

School vaccinations and reporting deaths, births, 

etc 311.54 1,194.76 

Balance unexpended $ 305.24 

North Chelmsford Fire District. 

Appropriated $750.00 

Paid C. F. Butterfield, Treas $750.00 750.00 

Chelmsford Water District. 

Appropriated $750.00 

Paid Chelmsford Water District $750.00 750.00 

Demonstration Work in Agriculture. 

Appropriated $200.00 

Paid Middlesex County Bureau $200.00 200.00 

Flag for South Village. 

Appropriated $50.00 

Paid A. G. Pollard Co $50.00 50.00 

Flag for North Village. 

Appropriated $50.00 

Paid A. G. Pollard Co $42.00 42.00 

Balance unexpended $ 8.00 

Balance of Salary of the Late D. Frank Small. 

Appropriated $150.00 

Paid D. Frank Small Est $150.00 150.00 

Motor Trucks. 

Appropriated $1,300.00 

Borrowed 7,400.00 

$8,700.00 
Mack Motor Truck Co $8,662.30 8,662.30 

Balance unexpended $ 37.70 



37 

Band Concerts. 

Appropriated $175.00 

Paid Chelmsford Band $175.00 175.00 

Westland School Site. 

Appropriated '. $3,000.00 

Paid J. Adams Bartlett $3,000.00 3,000.00 

Trust Funds. 

Receipts $242.14 

J. R. Parkhurst $199.00 

C. Wesley Lyons 43.14 242.14 

Loans and Interest. 

Raised by taxation $13,104.17 

Central Savings Bank — Interest on High School 

Lot $ 33.75 

Central Savings Bank — Interest on School 

Trucks 76.64 

Central Savings Bank — Interest on North Road. 285.00 

Central Savings Bank — Interest on High School 

Building Loan 1,105.00 

Central Savings Bank — Interest on Highland 

Ave. School Loan 37.18 

Wamesit National Bank — Principal on High 

School Building Loan 3,250.00 

Central Savings Bank — Principal and Interest 

on School Trucks Loan 1,690.63 

Central Savings Bank — Principal and Interest 

on North Road Contract No. 1 Loan .. 2,685.00 

Central Savings Bank — Interest on High School 

Lot Loan 33.75 

Central Savings Bank — Principal on High School 

Lot Loan 500.00 

Central Savings Bank — Principal and Interest 

on Highland Ave. School Loan 1,787.18 

Wamesit National Bank — Interest on High 

School Building Loan 1,040.00 

Central Savings Bank — Interest on North Road 

Contract No. 2 Loan 360.00 $13,106.13 

Overdrawn $ 1.96 

Plans and Specifications for Westland School. 

Appropriated $510.00 

Edwin R. Clark $500.00 

Williston Carll 10.00 510.00 

State Aid. 

Receipts $705.00 

William E. Belleville (aid) $100.00 

George W. Day 448.00 548.00 

Balance unexpended $157.00 



3S 

High School Grading. 

Appropriated $3,237.57 

Paid for labor $2,559.70 

Use of Grading Machine 80.00 

Supplies 331.66 2,971.36 

Balance unexpended $ 266.21 

South and East Water Supply. 

Appropriated $2,500.00 

F. M. Banks (drilling wells) $1,170.00 

Equipment 672.07 

Labor and Supplies 188.45 2,303.52 

Balance unexpended $ 469.48 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 
Janitor Service. 

Appropriated $400.00 

Paid C. A. Aiken $200.00 

" Owen Scollan 200.00 400.00 

Fuel, Light and Water. 

Appropriated $650.00 

Fuel $582.50 

Light 160.09 

Water 22.00 764.59 

Overdrawn $114.59 

General Repairs. 

Appropriated $3,000.00 

General repairs $ 162.96 

Repairing and painting North and Centre Halls 2,004.67 
Repairing roof on barn of Town Farm 244.63 2,412.26 

Balance unexpended $ 587.74 

PORTABLE SCHOOL HOUSE. 

Appropriated $4,500.00 

Nothing expended 

UNPAID BILLS— 1919 ( OFFICERS ) . 

Appropriated $768.10 

Expended $768.10 768.10 

UNPAID BILLS— 1919 (MISCELLANEOUS). 

Appropriated $201.92 

Expended $201.97 201.97 

Overdrawn $ .05 



39 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 
Superintendent's Salary. 

Appropriated $2,000.00 

Paid C. R. Forsythe $2,000.00 2,000.00 

Road Binder. 

Appropriated $3,000.00 

Paid Alden Spiers Co $3,180.29 3,186.29 

Overdrawn $ 186.29 

General Highway. 

Appropriated $8,139.63 

Labor (snow) $3,376.48 

" (general work) 3,787.58 

Care of traffic signs 83.25 

Gravel, supplies, tools, etc 764.20 

Use of loading machine 33.35 8,044.86 

Balance unexpended $ 94.77 

Street Signs. 

Appropriated $300.00 

Paid Kimball System $5.00 5.00 

Balance unexpended $295.00 

Acton Street. 

Appropriated $1,200.00 

Labor $892.95 

Gravel, etc 62.03 954.98 

Balance reappropriated $ 245.02 

Concord Road. 

Appropriated $200.00 

Labor $179.50 

Gravel, etc 7.20 186.70 

Balance reappropriated $ 13.30 

Boston Road. 

Appropriated $500.00 

Labor $473.71 473.71 

Balance reappropriated $ 26.29 

Billerica Road. 

Appropriated $500.00 

Labor $305.00 

Gravel and supplies 139.69 444.69 

Balance reappropriated $ 55.31 



40 

River Neck Road. 

Appropriated $500.00 

Labor $353.00 

Supplies 6.20 359.20 



Balance reappropriated $140.80 

Stedman Street. 

Appropriated $500.00 

Labor $471.00 

Supplies 24.83 495.83 



Balance reappropriated $ 4.17 

Westford Road. 

Appropriated $300.00 

Labor $234.25 

Supplies 29.93 264.18 



Balance reappropriated $ 35.82 

Brouilette Street. 

Appropriated $250.00 

Labor $161.84 

Loading Machine 46.67 

Gravel 37.00 245.51 



Balance reappropriated $ 4.49 

Groton Road. 

Appropriated $250.00 

Labor $237.18 ■ 237.18 



Balance reappropriated $ 12.82 

Dunstable Road. 

Appropriated $400.00 

Labor $87.34 

Gravel 3.00 90.34 



Balance reappropriated $ 9.66 

Middlesex Street. 

Appropriated $2,000.00 

Labor $630.36 

Crushing Stone 486.00 

Oil 609.50 

Supplies 228.39 1,954.25 



Balance reappropriated $ 45.75 



41 

Rebuilding Centre Street. 

Appropriated $300.00 

Labor $271.00 

Gravel 21.30 292.30 

Balance reappropriated $ 7.70 

Rebuilding West Chelmsford Road. 

Appropriated $3,000.00 

Labor $1,675.53 

Gravel 79.50 

Loading Machine 33.35 

Supplies 97.40 1,885.78 

Balance unexpended $1,114.22 

North Road, Contract No. 1. 

Appropriated unexpended balance from 1919 $15,247.14 

Labor $7,503.27 

Tools, Supplies, Etc 2,735.40 

Crushing Stone 1,935.00 

Oil 1,312.50 

Loading Machine 293.33 

Compressors 238.11 

Gravel 192.05 14,209.66 

Balance $1,037.48 

North Road Contract No. 2. 

Received from Start $12,000.00, less $2,875.00 for use 
of State Trucks $ 9,125.00 

Rec'd from County 12,000.00 

Appropriated by Town 12,000.00 $33,125.00 

Labor $20,269.19 

Oil 6,734.12 

Crushing Stone 5,955.00 

Supplies 1,314.69 

Gravel 376.35 34,649.35 

Overdrawn $1,524.35 

WILLIAM E. BELLEVILLE, 
GEORGE W. DAY, 
JAMES P. DUNIGAN, 

Selectmen. 



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Report of Town Treasurer and 
Collector of Taxes 

For the Year Ending December 31, 1920. 



Your treasurer charges himself with cash received as follows : 

Balance in Treasury Dec. 31, 1919 $24,860.07 

Rec'd of State Treasurer : 

Corporation Tax, Business 1919 564.22 

Corporation Tax, Public Service 1920 779.17 

Corporation Tax, Foreign 1920 3.58 

Corporation Tax, Domestic 1920 29,665.90 

Income Tax, 1917 123.75 

Income Tax, 1918 148.50 

Income Tax, 1919 3,420.00 

Income Tax, 1920, General Purpose, Act, 1919.. 12,618.27 
Income Tax, 1920, General School Purpose, 

Chap. 363 6,150.00 

National Bank Tax 1,062.19 

Street Railway Tax 190.55 

State Aid 705.00 

Tuition of pupils attending Vocational School . . . 212.50 

Gypsy and Brown Tail Moth Suppression 131.07 

Soldiers Exemptions 83.11 

Account of building North Road 14,458.33 $95,176.21 

County Treasurer : 

Dog Licenses $ 629.05 

Account of building North Road 17,333.33 

Lowell Police Court (fines) 335.07 

Lowell Electric Light Corp. damage to drain.... 24.00 
C. R. Forsythe, money rec'd for repairs to drain 4.50 
Town of Tyngsboro, reimbursement for extin- 
guishing forest fire 9.28 

A. C. Perham, reimbursement for extinguishing 

forest fire 10.00 

C. A. Aiken, fees for sealing weights and measures 66.46 
Selectmen, for sale of crushed stone, North Road 

account 66.00 18,477.69 

C. A. Aiken, for rent of Town Hall (Centre) . . . 65.00 

Selectmen, for rent of Town Hall (North) 382.00 

Arthur Burnham, proceeds of Town Farm 1,212.09 

Overdraft to D. F. Small on Acct. of Aid rendered 24.50 

Overdraft to Central Scientific Co 33.81 

Bartlett & Dow Co., goods returned (Highway 

Dept. ) 2.00 



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Bessie M. Gray, redemption of property sold 

for taxes $ 108.70 

Wilson Waters, for sale of Town History 30.00 

Interest on Perpetual Care Trust funds 242.14 

Selectmen, Slaughterhouse license fees 5.00 $2,105.30 

Selectmen, money received in settlement of 

Harris case 100.00 

Selectmen, License fee for sale of soda, etc 2.00 

C. A. Aiken, for sale of junk at Town Hall 4.25 

C. A. Aiken, for sale of apples at Town Hall Lot 5.00 

W. E. Belleville, Tel. Toll Call .50 

C. O. Bobbins, money received for damage to 

Traffic Sign 10.00 

Commissioner of Standards, fee for peddlers' 

license 11.00 

John E. Johnson, acct. of aid rendered 7.00 139.75 

Cemetery Commissioners for sale of lots : 

Pine Bidge Cemetery $87.00 

Forefathers Cemetery 5.00 

Hart Pond Cemetery 40.00 

W T est Cemetery 35.00 167.00 

As a trust fund, the income of same to be used for the 
perpetual care of the LaDuc Lots 44 and 45 in 
West Cemetery 150.00 

As a trust fund, the income of same to be used for the 
perpetual care of the Jonathan Beed Lot 185 in 
Forefathers Cemetery 200.00 

As a trust fund, the income of same to be used for the 
perpetual care of the Wm. Lee Lot 120 in West 
Cemetery 100.00 617.00 

As a trust fund, the income of same to be used for the 
perpetual care of the Dawson Pollard Lot in 
West Cemetery 100.00 

As a trust fund, the income of same to be used for the 
perpetual care of the Walker Lot No. 38 in 
West Cemetery 100.00 

As a trust fund, the income of same to be used for the 
perpetual care of the James S. Byam Lot 167 
in Hart Pond Cemetery 100.00 

As a trust fund, the income of same to be used for the 
perpetual care of the James Barton Lot 130 in 
Biverside Cemetery 100.00 

As a trust fund, the income of same to be used for the 
perpetual care of the Abbott Bussell Lot in 
Forefathers Cemetery 100.00 

As a trust fund, the income of same to be used for the 
perpetual care of the Edwin A. Howe Lot 297 
in Pine Bidge Cemetery 50.00 



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As a trust fund, the income of same to be used for the 
perpetual care of the D. W. Bickford Lot in 
Hart Pond Cemetery $ 150.00 

As a trust fund, the income of same to be used for the 
perpetual care of the Henry S. Perham Lot in 
Forefathers Cemetery 100.00 

As a trust fund, the income of same to be used for the 
perpetual care of the David Perham Lot in 
Forefathers Cemetery k 100.00 

Interest on Bank Deposit 242.52 

As a temporary loan in anticipation of revenue 89,000.00 

As a loan for building North Road (Contract No. 2) . 12,000.00 

As a loan for the purchase of two trucks for Highway 

Dept 7,400.00 109,542.52 



$226,058.47 
On Account of taxes : 

Chelmsford Water District : 

Tax of 1918 $ 241.19 

Interest of 1918 25.22 

Tax of 1919 306.48 

Interest of 1919 9.34 

Tax of 1920 2,553.51 

Interest of 1920 3.34 $3,139.08 

North Chelmsford Fire District : 

Tax of 1918 183.82 

Interest of 1918 21.16 

Tax of 1919 266.53 

Interest of 1919.. 8.30 

Tax of 1920 2,172.48 

Interest of 1920 .68 2,652.97 

Town Taxes : 

Tax of 1918 $ 9,770.12 

Interest of 1918 1,084.14 

Moth Tax of 1918 139.57 

Tax of 1919 16,444.95 

Interest of 1919 600.15 

Moth Tax of 1919 193.50 

Tax of 1920 122,103.18 

Interest of 1920 115.36 

Moth Tax of 1920 993.33 151,444.30 

Total $383,294.82 



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And is credited as follows : 
By cash paid : 

County Tax $ 6,992.99 

State Tax 15,960.00 

Special State Tax 752.40 

Repairs of State Highway 3,629.93 

Eastern Mass. Street Ry. Co. (Sect. 10, Chap. 

188, Special Acts of 1918) 236.80 

Civilian War Poll Tax (Chap. 283, Acts of 1919) 4,257.00 
State Treasurer Acct. of Gypsy and Brown Tail 

Moth Suppression 2,869.29 

Bureau of Statistics, Registration of Notes 40.00 

Temporary Loan in anticipation of revenue 88,000.00 

Interest on same 2,493.31 125,231.72 

Cash deposited in Savings Bank as follows : 

LaDuc Trust fund 150.00 

Jonathan Reed Trust fund 200.00 

Wm. Lee Trust fund 100.00 

Dawson Pollard Trust fund 100.00 

Walker Trust fund 100.00 

James S. P.yam Trust fund 100.00 

James Barton Trust fund ' 100.00 

Abbott Russell Trust fund 100.00 

Edwin A. Howe Trust fund 50.00 

D. W. Bickford Trust fund 150.00 

Henry S. Perham Trust fund 100.00 

David Perham Trust fund 100.00 1,350.00 

Treasurer of Chelmsford Water Dist. : 

Tax of 1918 $ 241.19 

Interest of 1918 25.22 

Tax of 1919 306.48 

Interest of 1919 9.34 

Tax of 1920 2,553.51 

Interest of 1920 3.34 3,139.08 

Treasurer of North Chelmsford Fire Dist. : 

Tax of 1918 $ 183.82 

Interest of 1918 21.16 

Tax of 1919 266.53 

Interest of 1919 8.30 

Tax of 1920 2,172.48 

Interest of 1920 .68 2,652.97 

Arnold C. Perham. money received for redemption of 

Tax Title $ 107.76 

Bills approved by School Committee 78.937.92 

Rills approved by Selectmen 142,523.11 

Cash on hand 29,352.26 

Total $383,294.82 

E. W. SWEETSER, 

December 31, 1920. Treasurer. 



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TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT. 

Tax of 1018 : 

Tax on list of 1918 uncollected Dec. 31, 1019 $10,135.73 

Less abatements 365.61 

$ 9,770.12 

Interest on list of 1918 uncollected Dec. 31, 1919 760.18 

Moth tax of 1918 uncollected Dec. 31, 1919 $142.77 

Less abatement 3.20 139.57 

Interest accrued since Dec. 31, 1919 323.96 

$10,993.83 

Cash entered on Treasurer's book as tax $ 9,770.12 

Cash entered on Treasurer's book as interest 1,084.14 

Cash entered on Treasurer's book as moth tax 139.57 

. $10,993.83 
Tax of 1919 : 

Tax on list of 1919 uncollected Dec. 31, 1919 $25,117.30 

Less abatements 69.59 

$25,047.71 

Interest on list of 1919 uncollected Dec. 31, 1919 376.75 

Moth tax uncollected Dec. 31, 1919 576.59 

Interest accrued since Dec. 31, 1919 868.60 

$26,869.65 

Cash entered on Treasurer's book as tax $16,444.95 

Cash entered on Treasurer's book as interest 600.15 

Cash entered on Treasurer's book as moth tax 193.50 

Uncollected tax to new account 8,602.76 

Uncollected interest to new account (545.20 

Uncollected moth tax to new account 383.09 

$26,869.65 
Tax of 1920 : 

Tax on list of 1920 $159,285.50 

Additional tax 36.86 

$159,322.30 
Less abatements 147.47 

$159,174.89 

Moth tax 1920 1,557.74 

Interest collected since Oct. 1, 1920 115.36 

Interest accrued since Oct. 1, 1920 556.07 

$161,404.06 

Cash entered on Treasurer's book as tax $122,103.18 

Cash entered on Treasurer's book as interest 115.36 

Cash entered on Treasurer's book as moth tax 993.33 

Uncollected tax to new account 37,071.71 

Uncollected interest to new account 556.07 

Uncollected moth tax to new account 564.41 

$161,404.06 



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TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT OF CHELMSFORD 
WATER DISTRICT. 

Tax of 1918 : 

Tax on list of 1018 uncollected Dec. 31, 1910 $ 247.98 

Less abatements 6.79 

$ 241.19 

Interest uncollected Dec. 31, 1919 18.50 

Interest accrued since Dec. 31, 1010 6.63 

$ 266.41 

Cash paid Treasurer Chelmsford Water District as Tax $ 241.19 

Cash paid Treasurer Chelmsford Water District as Interest 25.22 

$ 266.41 
Tax of 1019 : 

Tax on list of 1919 uncollected Dec. 31, 1919 $ 576.42 

Interest on list of 1919 uncollected Dec. 31, 1919 8.64 

Interest accrued since Dec. 31, 1919 20.94 

$ 606.00 

Cash paid Treasurer Chelmsford Water District as Tax $ 306.48 

Cash paid Treasurer Chelmsford Water District as Interest 0.34 

Uncollected Tax to new account 260.94 

Uncollected Interest to new account 20.24 

$ 606.00 
Tax of 1020 : 

Tax on list of 1020 $ 3,623.36 

Interest collected since Oct. 1, 1020 3.34 

Interest accrued since Oct. 1, 1020 16.04 

$ 3,642.74 

Cash paid Treasurer Chelmsford Water District as Tax $ 2,553.51 

Cash paid Treasurer Chelmsford Water District as Interest 3.34 

Uncollected tax to new account 1,060.85 

Uncollected interest to new account 16.04 

$ 3,642.74 



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TAX COLLECTORS REPORT OF NORTH CHELMSFORD 
FIRE DISTRICT. 



Tax of 1918 : 

Tax on list of 1918 uncollected Dec. 31, 1919 $ 186.84 

Less abatements 3.02 

$ 183.82 

Interest on list of 191& uncollected Dec. 31, 1919 14.01 

Interest accrued since Dec. 31, 1919 7.15 

$ 204.98 

Cash paid Treasurer of N. C. F. District as Tax $ 183.82 

Cash paid Treasurer of N. C. P. District as Interest 21.16 

$ 204.98* 
Tax of 1919: 

Tax on list of 1919 uncollected Dec. 31, 1919 $ 404.54 

Interest on list of 1919 uncollected Dec. 31, 1919 6.06 

Interest accrued since Dec. 31, 1919 12.59 

$ 423.19 

Cash paid Treasurer N. C. F. District as Tax $ 266.53 

Cash paid Treasurer N. C. F. District as Interest 8.30 

Uncollected tax to new account 138.01 

Uncollected interest to new account 10.35 

$ 423.19 
Tax of 1920: 

Tax on list of 1920 $ 2,641.37 

Interest collected since Oct. 1, 1920 .68 

Interest accrued since Oct. 1, 1920 7.03 

$ 2,649.08 

Cash paid Treasurer N. C. F. District as Tax $ 2,172.48 

Cash paid Treasurer N. C. F. District as Interest .68 

Uncollected tax to new account 468.89 

Uncollected interest to new account 7.03 

$ 2,649.08 



E. W. SWEETSER, 

Collector. 



December 31, 1920. 



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Report of the Assessors 

For the year ending December 31, 1920. 



Value of buildings excluding land $3,281,315.00 

Value of land excluding buildings 1,567,525.00 

Total valuation of real estate $4,848,840.00 

Total valuation of personal estate 1,572,700.00 

Total valuation of assessed estate $6,421,540.00 

Rate of taxation, $23.70 per $1,000.00 

Number of polls assessed 1,419 

Assessed on polls only 540 

Residents assessed on property : 

Individuals 1,388 

All others 36 

1,424 

Non-residents assessed on property : 

Individuals 334 

All others 28 

362 

Total number assessed 2,326 

Number of horses assessed 490 

Number of cows assessed 771 

Number of sheep assessed 3 

Number of neat cattle other than cows assessed 172 

Number of swine assessed 291 

Number of fowl assessed 11,111 

Number of dwellings assessed 1,226 

Number of acres of land assessed 13,786 

Appropriations voted at the Annual Town Meeting, February 
2, 1920 and at Special Meeting, June 11, 1920. (For 

items see aggregate table. ) $147,504.00 

State Tax $ 15,960.00 

State moth tax 2,869.29 

State highway tax 3,629.93 

State army and navy tax 752.40 

State tax for Bay State St. Railway 236.80 

23,448.42 

Amount carried forward $171,052.42 



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Amount brought forward $171,052.42 

County tax 6,992.99 

Loans and interest 13,104.17 

Overlayings 5,631.73 

$196,681.31 

Estimated receipts 37,395.81 



$159,285.50 

Tax on 1,419 polls $ 7,095.00 

Tax on property 152,190.50 

$159,285.50 

HERBERT C. SWEETSER, 
JAMES P. DUNIGAN, 
FRED L. FLETCHER, 



REPORT OF APPRAISERS 

Centre Fire Apparatus. 

Equipment $2,017.75 

North Fire Apparatus. 

Equipment 764.50 

South Fire Apparatus. 

Equipment 166.00 

East Fire Apparatus. ^^^^- 

Equipment 200.00 

West Fire Apparatus. 

Equipment 420.00 

Westlands Fire Apparatus. 

Equipment 404.00 

Weights and Measures. 

Equipment 150.00 

Moth Department. 

Total Equipment 1,009.00 

Highway Department. 

Total Equipment S.WS.'iO 

Almshouse. 

Total Farm Equipment 1,573.70 

Total Household Equipment 349.55 

EMILE E. PAIGNON, 
JOHN F. PARKER, 

Appraisers. 



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Report of Auditors. 



The Auditors have made an examination of the books and accounts of 
the Treasurer, Collector of Taxes, School Committee and Town Clerk for 
the year ending December 31, 1920, securing the following results : 

We find that the Treasurer has paid a total of 1,942 bills, approved by 
the Selectmen and members of the School Committee, amounting to 
$221,461.03. 

We find the receipts of the Town Clerk on account of the Dog Tax 
properly entered and vouched for. 

We find a balance of $29,352.26 in the hands of the Treasurer. 

The books of the Treasurer show the amount of uncollected taxes to 
December 31, 1920, to be as follows : 

1919 1920 

Town Tax and Interest $ 9,247.96 $37,627.78 

Water Tax and Interest, Centre 290.18 1,085.89 

Water Tax and Interest, North 148.36 475.92 

Moth Tax 383.09 564.41 



$10,069.59 $39,754.00 

We find Trust Funds in the hands of the Insurance Fund Commis- 
sioners amounting to $3,369.58, plus a $1,000.00 Liberty Bond (par value). 

We find Cemetery Funds in the hands of the Treasurer amounting 
to $15,539.05. 

The following funds were added during the past year : 

J. S. Byam $ 100.00 

D. W. Bickford 150.00 

Abbot Russell 100.00 

Edwin A. Howe 50.00 

James Barton 100.00 

Walker 100.00 

Dowson & Pollard 100.00 

Wm. Lee 100.00 

Jonathan Reed 200.00 

LeDuke 150.00 

Henry S. Perham 100.00 

David Perham 100.00 

$ 1,350.00 



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We find the following Cemetery Trust Funds in the hands of the Town 
Treasurer : 

Adams Emerson Improvement fund $ 80.08 

Adams Emerson fund and interest 273.86 

Kimball fund and interest 111.07 

Silver fund and interest 208.75 

Day fund and interest 111.95 

P. Carleton fund and interest 219.02 

Marshall fund and interest 111.33 

Harriet N. Edwards interest 07.31 

S. F. Wood fund and interest 558.94 

Shedd fund and interest 113.49 

Coburn fund and interest 111.03 

S. F. Wheeler fund and interest 129.29 

E. G. Smith fund and'interest 112.75 

E. B. K. Jaquith fund and interest 234.03 

G. Fletcher fund and interest 111.88 

J. & J. S. Shedd fund and interest 222.08 

S. Bowers fund and interest 119.46 

S. H. Whittemore fund and interest 115.11 

J. H. M. Asmus fund and interest 311.92 

Haywood fund and interest 57.12 

T. S. Huckins fund and interest 121.76 

Isaac Wood fund and interest 114.47 

J. W. Pease fund and interest 126.55 

Geo. H. Smith fund and interest 125.37 

C. A. H. Adams fund and interest 272.11 

J. C. Hobbs fund and interest 112.82 

J. N. Perry fund and interest 110.5(5 

D. 0. Perham fund and interest 111.57 

Chas. Sweetser fund and interest 112.93 

E. P. Parker fund and interest 111.25 

E. and A. H. Richardson fund and interest 112.38 

Jos. W. Smithy fund and interest 111.17 

H. and S. Parkhurst fund and interest 111.63 

Burt Emerson fund and interest 112.67 

A. W. Parkhurst fund and interest 114.23 

J. and E. Longley fund and interest 109.39 

Jas. Brown and M. Quist fund and interest 234.89 

Susan E. Brown fund and interest 111.32 

Hodges and Green fund and interest 111.36 

J. C. Butterfield fund and interest 111.02 

Ebert and Weaver fund and interest 239.87 

Kittredge fund and interest 56.86 

Emily E. Reed fund and interest 56.21 

Wilbur A. Cheney fund and interest 112.40 

M. F. Hutchins fund and interest 112.12 

I. Blaisdell fund and interest 112.06 

R. N. Kendall fund and interest 113.35 



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B. Fletcher fund and interest $ 118.97 

G. O. Byam fund and interest 118.97 

John Byam fund and interest 112.21 

J. M. Fletcher fund and interest 112.40 

Dr. Paul Kittridge fund ( 111.33 

Sarah Bussey fund 52.28 

William II. Clark fund and interest 111.82 

Henry P. Davis fund and interest 111.50 

Marshall Pratt fund and interest 139.07 

Joseph Reed fund and interest 111.12 

Isaac and T. M. Adams fund and interest 105.38 

John Marinel, Sr. f fund and interest 144.09 

Emily L. Furlong fund and interest 112.61 

John H. Whidden fund and interest 113.67 

Perley P. Perham fund and interest 112.03 

Samuel M. Hutchins fund and interest 114.44 

Angelina Parker fund and interest 123.00 

Samuel Andrews fund and interest 110.72 

E. F. Webster fund and interest 112.91 

Davidson & Ripley fund and interest 271.96 

Win. Hamblett fund and interest 126.41 

Jabez Stevens fund and interest 111.33 

Jabez S. Hazen fund and interest 112.95 

John H. (Mark fund and interest 424.03 

Willie Adams fund and interest 138.49 

Samuel L. Dutton fund and interest 113.11 

Wm. II. Brown fund and interest 80.15 

F. B. and E. F. Parker fund and interest 112.77 

M. H. Winship fund and interest 111.86 

Benj. Spaulding fund and interest. . .. 109.25 

Amos F. Adams fund and interest 52(5. 00 

Geo. F. Snow fund and interest 224.85 

N. and S. Howard fund and interest 138.39 

Warren & Manning fund 161.99 

B. M. Fiske fund 109.50 

C. G. and F. B. Hazen fund 54.31 

John Scoboria fund 111.64 

O. Spaulding fund 111.64 

John Parkhurst fund 111.64 

Benj. M. Battles fund 315.58 

N. B. Edwards fund 277.04 

Francis A. Page fund 107.40' 

C. Fremont Morse fund 105.35 

E. P. Bean fund 111.64 

True Norton fund 110.90 

E. and J. Elliott fund 215.3a 

Alfred G. Parkhurst fund and interest 109.75 

Chas. M. McCoy fund and interest 122.44 

Henry Pearson fund 102.50 

Fred E. Nason fund . 102.50; 



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J. J. Hoyt fund $ 102.50 

Geo. Perry fund 10G.24 

Whittemore & Spaulding fund 106.24 

Wm. Hartwell fund 107.42 

John Fox fund 76.88 

Melvin Walker fund ' 53.09 



$15,539.05 





LOANS. 










Original Loan 


Paid on Loan 


Bal. Due 


Accrued Interest 


High School 


$65,000.00 $13,000.00 $52,000.00 


$520.00 


Center High School Lot 


4,500.00 


3,500.00 


1,000.00 


4.63 


School Trucks .... 


6.454.00 


4,840.50 


1,613.50 


21.79 


Temporary Loan 


89,000.00 


68,000.00 


21,000.00 


10.00 


Building of North Road 










Contract No. 1 . . . 


12,000.00 


2,400.00 


9,600.00 


123.20 


Contract No. 2 . . . 


12,000.00 




12,000.00 


68.00 


Highway Trucks . . . 


7,400.00 




7,400.00 





Respectfully submitted, 



ALBERT A. LUDWIG, 
GARFIELD A. DAVIS, 
GABRIEL AUDOIN, 



Auditors. 






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Report of the Trustees of the 
Adams Library. 



On the afternoon of February 14, the Trustees of the Adams Library 
met and organized for the year 1920. The voting resulted as follows : 

Chairman, Albert H. Davis ; Secretary, Edwin R. Clark ; Treasurer, 
Wilson Waters ; Librarian and Purchasing Committee, Mrs. E. R. 
Clark ; Committee on bills, Albert H. Davis and Edwin R. Clark ; Prudential 
Committee, Wilson Waters and Otis P. W T heeler ; Committee on Periodicals 
and General Oversight of Library, Albert H. Davis, Wilson Waters and 
Miss Frances Clark. 

The affairs of the Library have been carried on during the year with 
the usual smoothness, unanimity of sentiment and unity of action. 

Early in the year, the Trustees very reluctantly accepted the 
resignation of the Librarian, Mrs. E. R. Clark, and adopted the following 
resolution : 

"Resolved : 

That, in accepting the resignation of Mrs. E. R. Clark, for 
fifteen years our efficient Librarian, the Trustees of the Adams 
Library wish to record their deep regret that she feels unable to 
continue longer in that position, and also their unqualified 
commendation of her unfailing courtesy and marked ability in the 
performance of her duties, which have been discharged with 
satisfaction to all the patrons of the Library, and with a meagre 
compensation which the lack of resources has compelled the 
Trustees to offer her. Love for the work has been her motive in 
remaining in the position. 

At the same time the Trustees desire to express their 
gratitude to Mr. E. R. Clark for his long continued assistance 
in various ways, without which the affairs of the Library could 
not have been so efficiently conducted." 

Mrs. Clark continued to act as Librarian until October, when the work 
was taken by Misses Katherine and Margaret Hall, who have made friends 
of all the patrons of. the Library by their efficient and successful endeavors 
to serve them acceptably. Mrs. Clark has continued to give her interest and 
occasional assistance. The Misses Hall are holding the position temporarily 
and we must soon look for a permanent Librarian. 

The Trustees voted to accept the bequests of Mrs. Orra A. George Flint, 
by her will filed in the Probate Court of Worcester County, May 4, 1920; 
namely : $2,000, to be known as the George Fund ; $1,000, the income to be 



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applied annually to the care of the Aaron George Cemetery Lot at North 
Chelmsford ; six bound volumes and other books ; $17,000, a part or all of 
which is to be expended in building an annex to the present Library 
buiiding, to provide for its growing needs, as noted in the Chelmsford Town 
Report for the year ending Dec. 31, 1914. The will is being contested. 

Although there may not be many large private libraries in Chelmsford, 
all persons who buy books must have found it necessary to curtail their 
purchases because of the high prices at present prevailing. ''There is no 
furniture like books," and the pleasure of owning, reading and re-reading 
good books is unique. Their influence on the younger members of the family 
is in every way wholesome. Even a few shelves well filled with standard 
authors give character to the home. The reading public is larger than it 
ever was. the demand for books is greater, and because people cannot buy 
additions to their own collections, the public library has an increasingly 
important place to fill in the life of the community. And if it is rightly to 
serve the public, it must increase the number of its annual purchases. 
There is a greater demand by its patrons for standard and higher priced 
books ; and because these and all other books cost about twice as much as 
formerly, the public library must have more money, if it is to serve its 
purpose adequately. 

The cost of magazines, binding, library supplies and heating and 
lighting, labor and general upkeep, is, as everyone knows, much greater 
than formerly. 

The question of the Librarian's salary is most pressing, and efficiency, 
which means experience, is essential to satisfactory public service, and costs 
money. 

The Free Public Library Commissioners of this Commonwealth, in a 
letter to the Trustees of Public Libraries in Massachusetts, after mentioning 
other matters, say : 

"But the matter of greatest importance , is the question of library 
salaries. Many library workers have, during the past year, received 
increases in salaries, but the increases, as a rule, have been far less than 
those granted teachers and workers in other professions. As a result, many 
hundreds of library workers have left to enter business, teaching, or other 
occupations. The failure of library salaries to keep abreast of the increased 
cost of living has resulted in a very serious scarcity. Many libraries have 
been unable to fill the vacancies existing in their staffs, some have been 
compelled to curtail hours or close branches. The outlook in Massachusetts 
is not reassuring. Salaries offered are so little attractive that there is poor 
prospect of recruiting the library profession. Thus, many library training 
classes this fall are only partly filled or have been discontinued altogether 
for lack of candidates. The Division of Public Libraries is constantly asked 
to fill positions for which it can suggest no suitable persons. 

''The Board of Free Public Library Commissioners feels that the 
conditions confronting the free public library system of the Commonwealth 
are so serious that they should be called to the attention of library trustees 
that they may know the facts in making up their budgets for the coming 
year." 

The Trustees of the Adams Library have been for some time anxiously 
aware of these facts, and have looked forward with apprehension to the 



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time when they should be confronted with the actual conditions, which 
now embarrass them. It has always been their aim to give the citizens of 
the Town the best possible service. Their efforts have been crippled by 
the meagreness of the appropriation which the Town has made for the 
support of the Library, a sum much smaller than many towns of its size 
place at the disposal of their Libraries. The work of the librarian and 
janitor has cost us only $300 a year. A competent librarian now asks 
about $1,000 a year. A good janitor would ask several hundred. 

The Trustees feel compelled this year to ask the Town for a larger 
appropriation to meet all the increase in expenses and to accommodate the 
citizens of other parts of the Town who are asking to have better facilities 
for placing books within their convenient reach by transportation or the 
establishment of small branch libraries. 

Circulation for the year 18,030 

New books added 247 

To replace worn out books 20 

Gifts 48 

Magazines bound (volumes) 20 

Number of books in Library 1 1,521 

Number of books rebound 212 

Number of borrowers 145 

Names of donors : Wilson Waters, American Library Association, 
and various publishers. 

The change in time of opening on Mondays, which began the first of 
September, and according to which the Library opens Monday afternoons 
instead of Monday evenings, has proved quite satisfactory. 

There is a growing sentiment among the Trustees and patrons of the 
Library that it should be opened to the public every day. This could be 
done if we had a librarian with a salary which would make it possible 
for the librarian to give practically all the time to the work. The work 
during library hours is less than half that required to keep things in 
proper condition. 

The Joseph Warren Fund now amounts to $1,227.14. 

The Adams Emerson Fund now amounts to $1G8.39. 

The Serlina G. Richardson Fund now amounts to $247.30. 

No money has been drawn from these funds during the year. 

WILSON WATERS, 
EDWIN R. CLARK, 
OTIS P. WHEELER, 
FRANCES CLARK, 
A. HEADY PARK, 
ALBERT H. DAVIS, 

Trustees. 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF THE 
ADAMS LIBRARY 



Receipts. 



Balance on hand Dec. 31, 1919 $ 2.67 

Received from the Town Treasurer 1500.00 

Unexpended appropriation for books (bill not received until after 

Dec. 31) 100.00* 

Unexpended appropriation for glass case for birds, the gift of 

Mrs. Amos F. Adams (bill not rec'd until after Dec. 31) ... . 85.00 



$1,687.67 

Expenditures. 

Books (including $100.00 of last year's appropriation) $ 602.84 

Librarian 300.00 

Fuel 185.50 

Binding 154.97 

Gas 125.83 

Periodicals 98.30 

Care of property - 85.88 

Case for birds 85.00 

Printing 7.75 

Water 12.00 

Transporting books to South Chelmsford 20.00 

Miscellaneous 4.50 

Postage .60 

Balance on hand 4.50 



$1,687.67 



WILSON WATERS, 

Treasurer. 

$30.00 received from sales of the History of Chelmsford has been handed 
to the Town Treasurer. 



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North Chelmsford Library Corporation 

REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES. 

The regular meeting of the North Chelmsford Library Corporation was 
held at the Library Rooms, Wednesday evening, January 12, 1921. Various 
reports were heard and accepted, and officers elected. r 

Examination of the circulation list discloses the fact that we are 
still gaining, our circulation for the past year being 20,652 volumes, as 
compared with 18,767 volumes for the previous year. 

We were open for 152 sessions. 

We received a very interesting communication from the State Librarian 
during the past year, which substantiates our statement in our last annual 
report, in reference to the increased cost of new books, binding, etc., and 
also as to the value of present day binding found in new books. In view 
of the amount of money at our disposal, we feel that we made a satis- 
factory gain in adding, during the past year, 192 new volumes. These 
new books, in connection with the books already in our possession, make a 
grand total of 8276 books now on hand. 

The rule of the Corporation, which provides that circulation card must 
be presented to the Librarian for the purpose of securing a book, and which 
rule was rigidly enforced from the very first of the year, resulted, as we 
felt satisfied it would result, in the complete return of all books loaned. This 
is the first time within the knowledge of the Librarian that no losses have 
occurred during any one year. We shall continue to enforce this rule with 
the feeling that it is no hardship on any person concerned to comply there- 
with, and we are sure it will permanently eliminate all losses in the future. 

Cards were issued to 53 new subscribers, giving a total of over 800 
names, representing that number of borrowers, with a particularly active 
list of over 300. 

We have endeavored in all ways to assist the pupils of the public 
schools in their work, as it applies to reading matter as prescribed by the 
instructors, and will continue to do so. We trust that the teachers will 
make their particular wants known, with the assurance that an endeavor 
will be made to comply with any reasonable request, so far as it may be 
within our power. 

We are particularly grateful to Miss Emma Brown of the West Village, 
who has very kindly volunteered to supervise the distribution of books 
within that district. We appreciate the greatly increased circulation brought 
about by her efforts. 

The expense of the delivery of the books to the West Village has been 
cheerfully assumed by the Corporation. We have been making deliveries 
once every two weeks and if the wish is expressed for weekly delivery, we 
shall be very glad to make the necessary arrangements to give notice 
as desired. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY T. RIPLEY, 
H. ELLEN SARGENT, 
SARAH E. SHELDON. 

Trustees. 



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REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF THE 
NORTH CHELMSFORD LIBRARY CORPORATION 



Receipts. 

Balance from 1919 $ 30.72 

Town Appropriation 1,000.00 

Receipts 18.35 



$1,049.07 

Expenditures. 

Librarian $ 300.00 

Assistant and Janitor 115.92 

Light 43.71 

Transportation ot books to West Chelmsford 15.90 

Fuel 134.55 

Books 2G0.97 

Insurance 78.08 

Repairs 8.25 

Printing 33.35 

Supplies 30.24 

Miscellaneous 16.05 

$1,037.02 

Balance on hand 12.05 



$1,049.07 



STEWART MacKAY, 

Treasurer: 



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REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH. 



Chelmsford, Mass., January 12. 1021. 
Chairman of the Board of Health, 

Dear Sir : — The following diseases have been reported in precincts one 
and four : 

Diphtheria 7 

Scarlet Fever 17 

Whooping Cough 3 

Mumps 8 

Conjunctivitis 1 

Tuberculosis 4 

Typhoid Fever 1 

Measles 52 

Influenza 36 

Many cases of Whooping Cough. Mumps and Influenza have existed, 
both with and without medical attendance, that have not been reported 
I believe. 

Heads of families should report, if without medical attendance, and 
medical men who do not should be compelled to do so. 
Very respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR G. SCOBORIA, M. D„ 

Agent. 



Chelmsford. Mass.. January 17, 1921. 
Board of Health. 

Sirs : — As agent of the Board of Health, Precincts 2 and 3, I have to 
report the following : 

Measles 107 

Diphtheria 1 

Scarlet Fever 1 

Infantile Paralysis 1 

Tuberculosis 1 

Pulmonary Pneumonia 1 

I wish to extend to Dr. F. E. Varney my personal thanks for his 
assistance in carrying out this work. 

JAMES P. DUNIGAN, 

Agent. 



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REPORT OF THE CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS. 

The Cemetery Commissioners submit their annual report. 

The town of Chelmsford lost a valuable public servant through the 
death of Mr. James S. Byam, Clerk of the Cemetery Commission. 

Mrs. Louise Byam was appointed to fill out the unexpired term of 
Mr. Byam. 

The different cemeteries have been given good care during the year. 
There has been a considerable increase in the number of lots placed under 
perpetual care. 

Forefathers has been kept in its usual good condition. 

Pine Ridge has had new avenues and lots staked out. 

Hart Pond Cemetery has been improved by the filling of sunken graves 
and straightening of stones. 

A fence has been built around the new section of the West Cemetery 
-and one lot sold there. 

Riverside Cemetery has been much improved during the year by several 
new lots being filled and sodded and the completion of the North Drive. 

C. F. SCRIBNER, 
B. C. DEAN, 

Commissioners. 



REPORT OF THE FOREST WARDEN. 

Chelmsford, Mass., January 1, 1921. 
Board of Selectmen, 

Gentlemen : 

During the year, 1920, there were fifty-five forest and grass fires in 
town, of which twenty-five were railroad fires and the remainder started 
from various causes. The Deputy Wardens have also assisted at several 
chimney, building and auto fires. 

The expense of extinguishing the fires together with the cost of supplies, 
etc., has been $418.06 of which $82.98 has been paid or is due the town by 
parties responsible for the fires. 

About four hundred fifty permits were issued for fires between March 
1st and December 1st. 

Don't forget the Slash Law which requires you to clear the slash 
forty feet away from your neighbors lot or the highway. 

A. C PERHAM, 

Forest Warden. 



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REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF SLAUGHTERING. 

Chelmsford, Mass., January 13, 1921. 
Board of Health : 
Gentlemen : — 

The following number of animals have been slaughtered by licensed 
butchers,. owners on their own premises and inspected by me. 

125 cattle; 423 calves; 1862 hogs; 3 sheep. 

Condemned : 9 cattle ; 4 calves ; 7 hogs : And approximately 450 lbs. of 
meat for various reasons. 

All inspections have been reported to the State authorities as required. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. S. HALL, 

Inspector. 



REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS. 

Chelmsford, Mass., January 1, 1921. 
Board of Selectmen — Gentlemen: 

During the year 1920 there have been no outbreaks of contagious 
diseases among horses or dogs, although several suspected cases were 
reported and investigated. 

In the early spring, the cattle, sheep and swine were inspected at 203 
different stables which contained 1098 cattle, 448 swine, 11 sheep and one 
goat. 23 cattle were quarantined as tuberculous. 22 of which were con- 
demned and killed and one released. 89 cows and 11 calves from out of 
the state, have been identified and released upon arrival in town. All 
rules and regulations relative to disinfection of infected stables have been 
enforced as well as all of the so-called "follow up" work. 

ARNOLD C. PERHAM, 

Inspector. 



REPORT OF FISH AND GAME WARDEN. 

Chelmsford, Mass., December 31, 1920. 
Chairman and Board of Selectmen, Chelmsford, Mass. : 

Licenses examined 39 

Prosecutions 

Dogs chasing deer 2 

Boys reprimanded 7 

Boys reported to parents 2 

Lbs. of grain fed to birds, own expense 95 

Grain supplied by State 

Complaints attended to 7 

Total days field work 25 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. FREMONT MORSE, 

Fish and Game Warden. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF FIRE ENGINEERS. 



Board of Selectmen : 

Gentlemen : — During the year of 1920 the Centre Fire Department 
has answered six bell alarms, five of which were for buildings and one for 
a brush fire. 

The Department also answered six telephone alarms, all chimney fires, 
except one, which was a building. 

The Department has done very good work considering the equipment 
with which they have to work. We have no doubt that if given proper 
equipment, we would have a very efficient department. 

We again caution the people to give their chimneys a little attention 
and avoid fires which are liable to cause considerable property loss. 

In case of fire call by telephone the following, plainly giving name, 
location, whether grass or house fire. 

Night Daytime 

C. O. Robbins— Tel. 5204-W C. O. Robbins— Tel. 5204-W 

Walter Fletcher— Tel. 4028-Y Chelmsford Garage— Tel. 5690 

Falls Drug Store— Tel. 8703-R 
S. W. Parkhurst— Tel. 8703-M 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. S. FLETCHER, Chief. 
W. T. JOHNSON, Capt. 
G. H. MORTON, Lieut. 



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Warrant for Annual Town Meeting 

February 7, 1921 and February 14, 1921. 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Middlesex, ss. 

To Fred I. Vinal, a Special Police Officer of the Town of Chelmsford : 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid you are hereby required 
to notify and warn the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet in their 
several Polling Places, viz : Precinct 1, Town Hall, Chelmsford Centre ; 
Precinct 2, Town Hall, North Chelmsford ; Precinct 3, Historical Hall, 
West Chelmsford ; Precinct 4, School House, East Chelmsford ; on Monday, 
the seventh day of February, 1921, being the first Monday in said month, 
at 12 o'clock noon, for the following purposes : 

To bring in their votes for the following officers : Town Clerk for 3 
years, 1 Selectman for 3 years, 1 Overseer of the Poor for 3 pears, 1 
Assessor for 3 years, Town Treasurer and Collector of Taxes, for 1 year, 1 
Member of Board of Health for 3 years, 1 Member of Board of Health for 
2 years, 1 Member of Board of Health for 1 year, 1 Constable for 1 year, 

1 School Committeeman for 3 years, 1 School Committeeman for 2 years, 

2 Trustees of Adams Library for 3 years, Tree Warden for 1 year, 1 Sinking 
Fund Commissioner for 3 years, 1 Cemetery Commissioner for 3 years, 
1 Cemetery Commissioner for 1 year, 1 Park Commissioner for 3 years, 
all on one ballot, and to vote on the following question : "Shall licenses be 
granted for the sale of certain non-intoxicating beverages in this town?" 

(The polls will be open from 12 M. to 8 P. M.) 

And to meet in the Town Hall at Chelmsford Centre on the following 
Monday, the fourteenth Day of February, 1921, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, 
then and there to act upon the following Articles, viz : 

Article 1. To choose all other Town officers necessary to be chosen by 
hand vote ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 2. To hear reports of Town officers and committees ; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Article 3. To raise and appropriate such sums of money as may be 
required to defray Town charges for the current year. 

Article 4. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to act as its 
agent in any suit or suits which may arise during the current year ; 
also in such other matters as may arise requiring in their judgment 
the action of -such agent, and to employ counsel therefor. 



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Article 5. To see if the Town will authorize the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money in anticipation of the 
revenue of the current financial year. 

Article 6. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to contract 
with the Lowell Electric Light Corporation, at the prevailing price per 
light, for eighty-one lights in addition to the number previously 
contracted for. said lights to be distributed along the following public 
ways, viz : Fourteen lights on Riverneck Road ; nine lights on High 
Street. Hunt Road, and Littleton Street ; seven lights on Boston 
Road ; eight lights on Russell's Mill Road ; five lights on Parkhurst 
Road ; five lights on Old Westford Road from City line to North 
Road ; four lights on Boulder Avenue and Old Westford Road ; four 
lights on Park Road beginning at Wood's Corner, South Chelmsford ; 
three lights on Westford Road ; nine lights on West Chelmsford Road ; 
two lights on Turnpike Road ; one light on Subway ; one light on 
Bridge Street ; one light on Keats Street ; one light on Littleton 
Street : one light on Depot Street. North Chelmsford ; one light at 
corner of Holt and Washington Streets ; one light at corner of James 
and John Streets ; one light on South Street ; and three lights on 
Acton Road ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 7. To see of the Town will petition the Director of Accounts of 
the Department of Corporations and Taxation for the installation of 
an accounting^ system in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 
598 of the Acts of 1910 as amended ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 8. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate a sum not 
exceeding Four Thousand Dollars with which to buy a motor fire 
chemical apparatus for the North Village ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will appoint a committee to investigate and 
report as to a site for a fire house at West Chelmsford and the 
probable cost of the land and the erection thereon of a suitable 
building in which to house the apparatus and which will serve as a 
meeting place for the West Chelmsford Fire Department ; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Article 10. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate a sum not 
exceeding Six Hundred Dollars for the purpose of supplying the West 
Chelmsford Fire Department with additional fire equipment ; or act 
in relation thereto. 

Article 11. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to dispose 
of a wood-sawing apparatus, being part of the equipment of the Moth 
Department ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum 
of Two Hundred Dollars, or some other amount, and elect a director 
for demonstration work in agriculture and home economics, the money 
to be expended by, and the director to serve in co-operation with, 
the County Trustees for Aid to Agriculture and Home Economics, 
under the provisions of Chapter 273, General Acts of 1918 and any 
amendments thereof ; or act in relation thereto. 



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Article 13. To sec if the Town will appropriate from money already in 
the hands of the Treasurer a sum not exceeding Thirty-five Hundred 
Dollars with which to meet unpaid bills of 1020; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to borrow a sum not exceeding 
Twelve Thousand Dollars, or what other sum, for the purpose of 
continuing construction of the North Road and of constructing the 
Acton Road and the Groton Road ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 15. To receive the report of the Special Committee appointed under 
Articles 5 and <» of the warrant for the Special Town Meeting held 
on June 11, 1920, to purchase a lot of land owned by J. Adams 
Bartlett for a site for a school house at the Westlands, so-called, 
and to procure plans and specifications for a four-room school building 
at said Westlands, and to raise and appropriate a sufficient sum to 
meet the expenses incurred by them for plans, specifications, or 
otherwise ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to build a four-room school 
house at the Westlands, so called, at an expense for the building and 
the equipment thereof not exceeding Fifty Thousand Dollars, and 
appoint a Building Committee ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 17. In the event of affirmative action under Article 16, to see 
if the Town will vote to raise or borrow and appropriate a sum not 
exceeding Fifty Thousand Dollars with which to build and equip a 
four-room school house at the Westlands, so called ; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Article 18. In the event of affirmative action under Article 16, to see if 
the Town will appropriate out of unexpended appropriations in the 
Town Treasury at the end of the fiscal year of 1920 a sum not 
exceeding Five Thousand Dollars with which to meet a part of the 
expense of building and equipping a new school house at the 
Westlands, so called ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 19. To see if the Town will raise or appropriate out of unexpended 
appropriations in the Town Treasury at the end of the fiscal year of 
1920 a sum not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars for the purpose of 
clearing from scrub and improving the land recently purchased as a 
site for a school house at the W'estlands, so called ; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Article 20. To see if the Town will accept and allow Wightman Street 
as laid out by the Selectmen on January 29, 1921, as described in 
their report duly filed in the Town Clerk's office and shown on the 
plan therein referred to ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 21. To see if the Town will accept and allow Maple Avenue as 
laid out by the Selectmen on January 29, 1921, as described in their 
report duly filed in the Town Clerk's office and shown on the plan 
therein referred to ; or act in relation thereto. 



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Article 22. To see if the Town will accept and allow Sunset Avenue as 
laid out by the Selectmen an January 29, 1921, as described in their 
report duly filed in the Town Clerk's office and shown on the plan 
therein referred to ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 23. To see if the Town will accept and allow Sylvan Avenue as 
laid out by the Selectmen on January 29, 1921, as described in their 
report duly filed in the Town Clerk's office and shown on the plan 
therein referred to ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 24. To see if the Town will accept and allow Subway Avenue 
as laid out by the Selectmen on January 29, 1921, as described in 
their report duly filed in the Town Clerk's office and shown on the 
plan therein referred to ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 25. To see if the Town will accept and allow Subway Extension 
as laid out by the Selectmen on January 29, 1921, as described in 
their report duly filed in the Town Clerk's office and shown on the 
plan therein referred to ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 26. To see if the Town will vote to discontinue that part of the 
Subway, so called, in said town extending from the easterly line of the 
Stearns land, so called, to Chelmsford Street, together with so much, 
if any, of the ancient town way accepted by the Town on or about 
Sept. 27, 1797 and recorded in the Highway Book, Page 31, as is 
situated between said Stearns land and said Chelmsford Street and 
is not included in said Subway ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 27. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate a sum not 
exceeding Sixteen Hundred Dollars for the purpose of straightening, 
grading, and improving the Subway, so called ; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Article 28. To see if the Town will accept a legacy in the will of the late 
Orra A. G. Flint which has already been allowed or is now pending 
for allowance in the Probate Court for the County of Worcester, 
made in terms to the Adams Library of Chelmsford, of Two Thousand 
Dollars to be known as the George Fund, upon the trusts in said 
will set forth ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 29. To see if the Town will accept a legacy in the will of the 
said Orra A. G. Flint, made in terms to the said Adams Library, of 
the sum of One Thousand Dollars, in trust among other things for 
the perpetual care of the Aaron George Cemetery Lot in the Cemetery 
at North Chelmsford, and upon the conditions in said will set forth ; 
also certain books specified in said will ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 30. To see if the Town will accept a legacy in the will of said 
Orra A. G. Flint, made in terms to the said Adams Library, upon 
the terms and conditions in said will set forth ; or act in relation 
thereto. 



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AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting 
attested copies thereof at the Post Offices in the Centre of the Town, South 
Chelmsford, North Chelmsford, and West Chelmsford, and at the School 
House, East Chelmsford, seven days at least before the time appointed for 
holding said meeting. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make return of this Warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of holding the first 
meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-fourth day of January, in the year 
of our Lord nineteen hundred and twenty-one. 

WILLIAM E. BELLEVILLE, 
GEORGE W. DAY, 
JAMES P. DUNIGAN, 

Selectmen of Chelmsford. 



A true copy. Attest : 

FRED I. VINAL, 

Special Police Officer of the 
Town of Chelmsford. 



January 24, 1921. 



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Report of the Finance Committee 



Chelmsford, Mass., January 22, 1921. 
To the Voters and Taxpayers of Chelmsford : 

The Finance Committee has heard the recommendations of the Town 
Officers in the matter of appropriations for the year 1921, and has carefully 
considered them, as well as the articles of the Warrant for the Annual 
Town Meeting wherein it is proposed to raise sums of money. 

We recommend that the following amounts be raised and appropriated : 

Schools : 

Teachers $47,500.00 

Janitors , 6,420.00 

Janitors' Supplies 1,225.00 

Transportation 9,700.00 

Books and Supplies 4,800.00 

New Equipment 1,200.00 

Health 400.00 

Upkeep and Repairs of Buildings 4,000.00 

Fuel 7,000.00 

Light and Power 800.00 

Administration 750.00 

Administration Incidentals 300.00 

Superintendent 2,400.00 

Executive : 

Moderator 10.00 

Selectmen's Salaries 1,100.00 

Maintenance 200.00 

Legal: 

Town Counsel 400.00 

Financial : 

Treasurer and Tax Collector's Salary 1,200.00 

Maintenance 225.00 

Town Clerk and Accountant's Salary 1,800.00 

Maintenance 500.00 

Assessors' Salaries and Expenses 1,200.00 

Maintenance 200.00 

Appraisers' Salaries 15.00 

Maintenance 2.25 

Auditors' Salaries 75.00 

Election Expenses and Registrars' Salaries 300.00 



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Public Protection : 

Board of Health Salaries $ 225.00 

Agents' Salaries 100.00 

Aid 500.00 

Maintenance 150.00 

Fire Department 700.00 

Police Department ! 1.500.00 

Moth Department 2,568.62 

Forest Warden 500.00 

Tree Warden 150.00 

Game Warden 100.00 

Inspection : 

Meat Inspection 700.00 

Cattle Inspection 200.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 150.00 

Soldiers' Relief 400.00 

Charities : 

Overseers of Poor Salaries 225.00 

Maintenance 50.00 

Almhouse Poor 4,500.00 

Outside Poor (plus receipts) 4,000.00 

Libraries : 

Centre Library 2,000.00 

North Library 1,200.00 

Cemeteries : 

Commissioners' Salaries 90.00 

Care and Improvements .. 1,000.00 

Hedge at Forefather's Cemetery 150.00 

General : 

Public Parks 700.00 

Street Lighting 8,324.00 

Village Clock 30.00 

Memorial Day 200.00 

Insurance ( Sinking Fund ) 500.00 

Industrial School (plus receipts) 1,000.00 

Treasurer's Bond 220.00 

Printing and Delivering Town Reports 750.00 

North Chelmsford Fire District 750.00 

Chelmsford Water District 750.00 

Band Concerts 250.00 

High School Grading (plus the unexpended balance of 1920) 1,200.00 

Public Buildings : 

Janitor Service 400.00 

Fuel, Light and Water 750.00 

Repairs and Furniture 1,000.00 

Maintenance 25.00 



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Highways : 

Superintendent's Salary $2,500.00 

Middlesex Street 2,000.00 

Dunstable Road 100.00 

Dunstable Road to Woods Corner 200.00 

West Chelmsford Road (plus the unexpended balance of 

1920) 2,000.00 

Billerica Road 500.00 

River Neck Road 500.00 

Russell Mill Road 500.00 

Proctor Road 700.00 

School St. ( W. Chelmsford, rebuilding wall) 300.00 

Chelmsford St. (Macadam) 3,000.00 

General Highways 6,000.00 

Road Binder 3,000.00 

Cutting Brush 500.00 

Nay lor Street (West Chelmsford) 300.00 

Columbus Ave (East Chelmsford) 300.00 

Sherman and Adams Streets 500.00 

Loading Machine 613.30 

Steam Roller and Scarifier 4,900.00 

We recommend that the following amounts be appropriated from money 
already in the hands of the Town Treasurer. 

Fence at West Cemetery $100.00 

Street Signs 295.00 

Article 6. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to contract 
with the Lowell Electric Light Corporation, at the prevailing price 
per light, for eighty-one lights in addition to the number previously 
contracted for, said lights to be distributed along the following public 
ways, viz : Fourteen lights on Riverneck Road ; nine lights on High 
Street, Hunt Road, and Littleton Street ; seven lights on Boston 
Road ; eight lights on Russell's Mill Road ; five lights on Parkhurst 
Road ; five lights on Old Westford Road from City line to North 
Road ; four lights on Boulder Avenue and Old Westford Road ; four 
lights on Park Road beginning at Wood's Corner, South Chelmsford ; 
three lights on Westford Road ; nine lights on West Chelmsford Road ; 
two lights on Turnpike Road ; one light on Subway ; one light on 
Bridge Street; one light on Keats Street; one light on Littleton 
Street ; one light on Depot Street, North Chelmsford ; one light at 
corner of Holt and Washington Streets ; one light at corner of James 
and John Streets ; one light on South Street ; and three lights on 
Acton Road ; or act in relation thereto. 

No one having appeared before your committee to explain the need 
of lights at these several localities, we submit this article without 
recommendation. 

Article 8. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate a sum not 
exceeding Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000.00) with which to buy a 



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motor fire chemical apparatus for the North Village ; or act in 
relation thereto. 

We believe that there is need of better Fire Protection throughout 
the Town and therefore recommend that a committee of seven citizens 
be chosen to thoroughly investigate the whole matter of Town Fire 
Protection, and report with recommendations and estimated costs, at 
a Special Town Meeting, not later than June It, 1921. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will appoint a committee to investigate and 
report as to a site for a fire house at West Chelmsford and the 
probable cost of the land and the erection thereon of a suitable 
building in which to house the apparatus and which will serve as a 
meeting place for the West Chelmsford Fire Department ; or act in 
relation thereto. 

We recommend that this article be referred to the committee appointed 
under Article 8. 

Article 10. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate a sum not 
exceeding Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) for the purpose of supply- 
ing the West Chelmsford Fire Department with additional fire 
equipment ; or act in relation thereto. 

We recommend that the sum of Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) be 
raised and appropriated, said sum to be expended under the direction 
of the Selectmen, for the purposes of this article. 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum 
of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) or some other amount, and elect 
a director for demonstration work in agriculture and home economics, 
the money to be expended by, and the director to serve in co-operation 
with, the County Trustees for Aid to Agriculture and Home 
Economics, under the provisions of Chapter 273, General Acts of 
1918 and any amendments thereof ; or act in relation thereto. 
We recommend that the sum of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) 
be raised and appropriated, to be expended under direction of the! 
Selectmen for the purposes of this article. 

Article 13. To see if the Town will appropriate from money already in 
the hands of the Treasurer a sum not exceeding Thirty-five Hundred 
Dollars ($3,500.00) with which to meet unpaid bills of 1920; or act 
in relation thereto. 

We recommend that Thirty-five Hundred Dollars ($3,500.00) be appro- 
priated from money already in the hands of the Town Treasurer for 
the purposes of this article, and be expended by direction of the 
Selectmen. 

Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to borrow a sum not exceeding 
Twelve Thousand Dollars ($12,000.00) or what other sum, for the 
purpose of continuing construction of the North Road and of 
constructing the Acton Road and the Groton Road ; or act in 
relation thereto. 

The intent of this article is to provide money to continue construction 
on the North Road to the Center Village, and to begin permanent 



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construction on the Acton and Groton Roads. We are informed that 
State and County will each provide a like amount. This being for 
permanent improvements of Town highways, we recommend that the 
sum of Twelve Thousand Dollars ($12,000.00) be borrowed for the 
purposes of this article, and that the money be expended under 
direction of the Selectmen. 

Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to build a four-room school house 
at the Westlands, so called, at an expense for the building and 
the equipment thereof not exceeding Fifty Thousand Dollars 
($50,000.00) and appoint a Building Committee; or act in relation 
thereto. 

We recommend that a four-room school house be built at the 
Westlands at an expense for the building and equipment of not more 
than Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) and that a Building 
Committee of three citizens be appointed therefor. 

Article 17. In the event of affirmative action under Article 16, to see if 
the Town will vote to raise or borrow and appropriate a sum not 
exceeding Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) with which to build 
and equip a four-room school house at the Westlands, so called ; or 
act in relation thereto. 

We recommend that a sum of money not exceeding Fifty Thousand 
Dollars ($50,000.00) be raised or borrowed and appropriated for the 
purposes of this article, and that said sum of money be expended 
under the direction of a Building Committee appointed under Article 
16, of this warrant. 

Article 18. In the event of affirmative action under Article 16, to see 
if the Town will appropriate out of unexpended appropriations in 
the Town Treasury at the end of the fiscal year of 1920 a sum not 
exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) with which to meet a 
part of the expense of building and equipping a new school house at 
the Westlands, so called ; or act in relation thereto. 

We recommend that the sum of Fire Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) 
be appropriated out of the unexpended appropriations in the Town 
Treasury at the end of the fiscal year of 1920, for the purposes of 
this article, said sum to be expended under the direction of a Building 
Committee appointed under Article 16 of this warrant. 

Article 19. To see of the Town will raise or appropriate out of unexpend- 
ed appropriations in the Town Treasury at the end of the fiscal year 
of 1920 a sum not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for the 
purpose of clearing from scrub and improving the land recently 
purchased as a site for a school house at the Westlands, so called ; 
or act in relation thereto. 

We recommend that the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) be 
so appropriated, to be expended by the Building Committee for the 
purposes of this article. 



Articles 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, call for the acceptance of certain Streets and 
an Avenue. 

No one having appeared before your committee to describe the loca- 
> tions, and the need for acceptance of said streets, ice submit these 
articles icithout recommendation. 

Article 25. To see if the Town will accept and allow Subway Extension 
as laid out by the Selectmen on January 29, 1921, as described in 
their report duly filed in the Town Clerk's office and shown on the 
plan therein referred to ; or act in relation thereto. 

No explanation having been made to your committee concerning the 
need for such an expenditure, we make no recommendation thereon. 

Article 27. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate a sum not 
exceeding Sixteen Hundred Dollars ($1,600.00) for the purpose of 
straightening, grading, and improving the Subway, so called ; or act in 
relation thereto. 

We make no recommendation under Article 27, for the same reason 
as that given for Articles 20 to 24 inclusive. 

Approximate Tax Rate. 

If the amounts of money which we have recommended, and other 
sums asked for in various articles of this warrant be raised, 
appropriated, and borrowed, then the tax rate for the year 1921, 
will be about Twenty-Three Dollars ($23,00) per thousand. Each 
thousand dollars raised and appropriated will add approximately 
fifteen and one-half cents (15%c. ) to the tax rate. 

JOHN J. MONAHAN, 
HERBERT E. ELLIS, 
SAMUEL KERSHAW, 
WILLIAM H. SHEDD, 
WILBUR E. LAPHAM, 

Finance Committee. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



AND THE 



SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

OF CHELMSFORD, MASS. 

For the School Year Ending December 31, 

1920 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

1920 



CHARLES H. ELLIS, Chairman and 

Financial Secretary ..... Term Expires 1921 

HERBERT WATERHOUSE, Secretary . . " " 1&22 

ULYSSES J. LUPIEN. Purchasing Agent, 
Resigned November 1, 1920. 

JOHN CARROLL MONAHAN, appointed 

to fill vacancy ....... " " 1921 



SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. 

Walter K. Putney Residence, Chelmsford Center 

Office Hours of Superintendent. 

(Only when schools are in session.) 

At High School, Chelmsford Center— Daily 8.15—9.15 A. M. 

Except Monday and Friday, 3-00 — 4.00 P. M. 

At Princeton Street School — Tuesday and Thursday, 

12.15—1.00 P. M. 

SCHOOL PHYSICIANS. 

Arthur G. Scoboria, M. D. Chelmsford Center 

Fred E. Varney. M. D. North Chelmsford 

ATTENDANCE OFFICER. 
Edward Fallon North Chelmsford 



SCHOOL CALENDAR 



GRADED SCHOOLS. 

Winter Term, 1921—12 Weeks— December 28. 1920— March 18, 1921. 

Vacation — One Week. 

Spring Term. 1921—12 Weeks— March 28, 1921— June IT, 1921. 
Vacation — Eleven Weeks. 

Fall Term. 1921—16 Weeks— September 6. 1921— December 23. 1921. 
Vacation — One Week. 

Winter Term. 1921-22— Opens January 3, 1922. 

HIGH SCHOOL. 

Winter Term. 1921—12 Weeks— December 28. 1920— March 18, 1921. 
Vacation— One Week. 

Spring Term. 1921—12 Weeks— March 28. 1921— June 24, 1921. 
Vacation — Ten Weeks. 

Fall Term. 1921—16 Weeks— September 6. 1921— December 23. 1921. 
Vacation — One Week. 

Winter Term. 1921-22— Opens January 3. 1922. 



HOLIDAYS FOR ALL SCHOOLS. 

January 1. February 22. April 19, May 30. September 5. October 12. 
November 24-2o. 

"NO-SCHOOL" SIGNAL. 

Signal given at 7.15 A. M. calls for no sessions during the clay, and 
consists of six blows repeated twice, thus IIIIII — IIIIII — IIIIII. 



Report of School Committee 

To the Residents of Chelmsford : 

Here is the report of your Committee for the year ending December 
31, 1920. 

It has been said, "The best way to keep a secret is to put it into a 
report." The inference from this is that no one reads a report. If the 
School Committee were to follow this statement and carry it out in full, 
no report would be submitted this year as we have no secrets. But 
realizing that there is in the human a quality called "curiosity" in woman 
and "the inquiring mind" in man, we present this very brief report ; and 
if the desire to know more is urgent, we would remind you that it is your 
privilege to visit the schools and hope you will exercise your right. Go in 
and see what line work is being done, and if you detect where 
marked improvement may be made, bring it to the attention of your School 
Board. 

We would remind the citizens of the increasing need for more accom- 
modations for the children of school age within the confines of the town. 
The present housing facilities are not adequate to meet the acute demands. 
We hope the report of the committee appointed to look into the conditions 
at the Westlands and to bring in plans for a building in that section of the 
town, will be given careful consideration and favorable action on their 
proposition be taken by the citizens. The Committee still feel that the idea 
in the survey, presented during the past year, should be kept in mind and 
the proper policy to make the best provisions possible for the education 
of the future citizens of this town should be adopted. 

The report of the Superintendent reminds us that the condition of 
some of the buildings is such that immediate attention must be given to 
them. In view of the higher cost of material and labor, a larger appro- 
priation for upkeep is needed to meet the demands. 

We are pleased to report a year of good work in spite of the handicap 
caused by the shortening of the number of weeks on account of the hard 
winter we had early in the year. We were able to close the school year in 
June with a commendable record, almost up to that of a normal year. This 
was in large measure, we believe, because of the fine spirit showed by the 
loyal and efficient corps of teachers we have in Chelmsford. Realizing the 
advantages of holding together a well organized and balanced team, and 
recognizing that efficiency comes with experience, we hope we may be able 
to hold the strong parts and strengthen the weak. So we expect the town's 
people will give their teachers their most hearty support. The teaching 
force in a community is an important factor in the making of American 
citizens. 

Thanking you for your interest and loyal support in the past, and 
assured that you will still keep it up, we remain, 
Yours respectfully, 

CHARLES H. ELLIS, 
HERBERT WATERHOUSE. 
JOHN C. MONAHAN, 

School Committee of Chelmsford. 



Report of the Superintendent 



To the School Committee of Chelmsford : 

I herewith submit my report, as Superintendent of Schools, for the 
year ending December 31, 1920. 

Although much time was lost during last winter because of weather 
conditions, the loss of w T ork was correspondingly less and we did not suffer 
as many of our neighboring towns did. This was due, for the most part, 
to the fine calibre of teachers now in Chelmsford, and the personal efforts 
that our oldest teachers gave to bringing up the work to the required 
standard. 

These good results have been very noticeable when put beside work 
from other places. Many pupils have entered our grades and found that 
the Chelmsford standard was far in advance of what they had been doing. 
On the other hand, some of our pupils have gone to other places and found 
themselves more advanced than their new classmates. This is indeed 
gratifying, in view of the restlessness that has been so apparent for the past 
six months in every community. 

Reduction of Salaries. 

I firmly believe that the parents will most heartily support the School 
Department in demanding that the work shall not be injured by reducing 
salaries and causing an influx of mediocre teachers. At the present time, 
we are on a fine level and our work shows it. We can turn out a finished 
product from our school system. Can we do it with the payment of lesser 
salaries and the engagement of inferior teachers? 

It was estimated that last year there was a shortage of 39,000 teachers 
throughout the country, and that 65,000 teachers below standard had to be 
hired to prevent the closing of other schools. In addition, there were 
thousands of cases where sehools had to be consolidated to prevent closing 
of the educational opportunity to the children. Salaries rose rapidly and 
in some communities the w r age paid to the teacher was double that of 
previous years. 

It was expected that many new faces would be seen in the normal 
schools, but the increase in numbers has been very small and the lack of 
good teachers will be felt for at least two years more. Some are returning 
from other professions, but here again the numbers are not what were 
anticipated when the war ended. So the question will arise, "Where will 
Chelmsford get school teachers if a low salary is paid and we take a 
backward step?" The answer is, "The least desirable of the normal classes 
and those who can not get positions elsewhere." That is the plain truth, 
without any attempt to camouflage ! 

At such a time as this, I well realize, there is much talk of reducing 
all costs and there has been much talk in certain sections of the town about 
reducing teachers' wages. Such has been the spread of this report that 
it was quoted in a committee meeting of a neighboring town, as an 
argument against raising the wages of teachers of that town. For that 



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reason. I feel that the committee and parents should know the facts and 
not let prejudice against certain individuals prevail. 

What is needed in these times of stress is a little sober thinking. There 
is bound to be a certain amount of trouble in every community, especially 
when the whole country is commercially panicky, and if these bits of 
trouble arise with such an efficient corps of teachers as we have now, and 
if there are those who are not satisfied, what will it be if salaries are 
reduced and this town is forced to accept cheap instruction, for the most 
part from that class labelled "below standard." 

At the present time, there is before the Legislature a bill to increase 
the reimbursement to towns for salaries paid to teachers. Under the 
provisions of this bill, the lowest salary for which reimbursement is to be 
paid is $800. The next division is for $900 teachers and the third for 
those receiving $1,000. The following table shows the reimbursement under 
the present law and what it will be if the bill passes : 

Under Present Law. 

3 Teachers, reimbursement $100 each, 

11 " " 150 " 
29 " " 200 " 

Superintendent 200 

$7950 
Under New Bill. 

12 Teachers, reimbursement $250 each, $800 Salary $3000 

3 " " 300 " 900 " 900 

28 " " 350 " 1000 " .... 9800 

Superintendent 350 350 



$850 


Salary . . 


. . $ 300 


750 


11 


. . 1650 


850 




. . 5800 
200 



$14,050 
Looking at this table you can see that under provisions of the new 
bill, if we advanced the salaries all around $150 each, we would receive 
such remuneration that the actual cost would be not greater than if we 
pay the same salaries as now. Again, a reduction of teachers' salaries 
cannot be made unless the town makes it general and everybody receives 
the same proportionate decrease. If that is done there will be in the force 
a total of twenty-two teachers who will be reduced from the highest 
reimbursement to the lowest, or none at all. 

As I said above, now is the time to give the most sober consideration 
to this matter, and when you have done so, parents, I firmly believe that 
you will give your hearty and solid support to the school department. 

Contagious and Infectious Diseases. 

I should like to call the attention of the School Committee and parents 
to the law that requires the teacher to be furnished with a certificate from 
the Board of Health or from the attending physician, stating that danger 
of conveying such disease has passed, when a pupil has been out of school, 
or a member of the household ill, with any contagious or infectious disease. 

If the Board of Health will co-operate with the proper authorities and 
see that the School Department is notified of all cases of contagious or 



infectious diseases, we could immediately exclude those who might expose 
others. The State law requires the Board of Health to at once notify the 
School Department of such cases, but this has not been done during the 
past year except intermittently. I think that it was because of ignorance 
of the law and I ask that the incoming Board of Health give us hearty 
co-operation in trying to prevent spread of any diseases that are mentioned 
under the law. 

In connection with this, I would urge the passage of a ruling that no 
certificate be accepted unless approved by the school physician. This is 
recommended at the suggestion of the agent of the State Board of Health, 
and it is within the province of the School Committee to make such a 
ruling. Several cases have been reported this year of pupils bringing a 
certificate signed by a member of the Board of Health and questioning of 
the pupil has brought out the fact that the family had no doctor at all. 
If these families are "putting one over" on the teachers, we can prevent 
it by making these children go to the school physician for examination to 
be sure all danger of contagion has passed. 

Transportation at North Chelmsford. 

Since December 28th, a truck has been transporting the pupils in the 
extreme north part of the town to the Princeton Street School. The parents 
had good reason to complain of the car service, for many pupils had to walk 
almost as far to get the car as they would to go to the school, and then 
they had to wait for some time in the cold or rain. I would recommend 
that this method of transportation be continued for the pupils now being 
accommodated on the Dunstable, Tyngsboro and Groton Roads, until such 
time as the town sees fit to build additional housing, for those pupils, nearer 
their own homes. 

State Conferences. 

The state is planning to have a number of conferences with all school 
officials in certain centers easily reached, with a minimum of time lost. 
These conferences have been held in other parts of the state and are very 
successful in helping committee members to understand their own problems 
and to talk with others who have similar problems. I would urge as many 
of your committee to attend these meetings as can possibly go, as your 
attendance will directly benefit the school work of Chelmsford. 

Parent-Teachers Association. 
Another recommendation to the parents I have, is the formation of a 
Parent-Teachers Association, where school matters may be widely discussed 
and the good of the children divorced from political influences. At the 
present time, there are few towns that do not have such an association 
and the value of the work done is felt almost daily. We are fortunate in 
now having a committee that works so harmoniously together and I would 
not have any parent think that politics has crept into the official room ; but 
we all know that there have been certain political influences working, 
undermining and criticising, without giving any constructive criticism and 
not getting into personal contact with conditions. A Parent-Teachers 
Association can take up problems in a fair, honest, rational manner and 
help make teaching a pleasurable occupation in Chelmsford. Just now is 
the time to form that association and I hope to see it done. 



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Pupils Out of Work. 
We are in a peculiar position regarding minors out of work. The law 
reads that we shall furnish schooling and require all boys and girls between 
the ages of 14 and 16, who are out of work, to attend school. At the present 
time, there are nearly 150 such minors in town. What are we to do? To 
furnish housing is an impossibility at the present time, unless we have 
continuation schools at work outside of the hours of regular sessions. 
Furthermore, the books and supplies can not be furnished out of the ordinary 
appropriations. Let us hope that conditions will be better and that they 
can return to their chosen vocations ; but, in the meantime, I would urge 
that a sum of money be appropriated to meet the requirements of the law 
in this regard. 

"No School" Signal. 

Your attention is called to a change in the time of sounding the "No 
School Signal." In the future it will be sounded at 7.15, instead of 7.45. 
This is made necessary because of the time of the barge service from West 
and North Chelmsford. It might be added that no signal will be sounded 
except when an extraordinary storm occurs, or unless the going is such that 
the barges can not be used. 

Repairs. 

I would recommend that more attention be given to larger repairs this 
year. In most places it is the custom to make a cursory examination of 
buildings and then appropriate as small a sum as possible, so as to save 
expense. Every town has regretted this policy and I trust that Chelmsford 
will not have any cause for regrets. There are many repairs to be done 
and many changes to be made, as per request of the building inspector. 
Fire alarms should be installed or improved in nearly every building. At 
East Chelmsford it is ordered that we put on a fire escape, and change the 
hardware on the front doors. The roof at West Chelmsford needs attention 
and the back yard of the Highland Avenue School should be so graded that 
water will run away from the building instead of toward it, as is the case 
now. The High School is much improved by the grading of the grounds, 
but a flag pole should be put up as soon as possible as we are evading the 
law by not flying a flag. 

In closing this report, I wish once more to urge the parents to visit 
the schools and see what conditions are. Get acquainted with the teachers, 
and especially with the teacher of your own children. Let her see that 
you have a vital, wholesome interest in the welfare of the children and 
that you believe, as all true Americans do, that the school is the workshop 
for the making of future citizens, loyal to the town, the state, and the country. 

Thanking 'all for support given during this past year, I submit this, 

Most respectfully, 

WALTER K. PUTNEY, 

Superintendent of Schools. 



REPORT OF HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL 



Mr. Walter K. Putney, 
Superintendent of Schools. 

Dear Sir : 

In accordance with your request I herewith submit a very brief 
statement of the conditions in the High School as I find them at the present 
time. 

In summing up the work of the past year I can assure you that there 
has been a strong and steady growth in the development of the school. 

I have endeavored to keep before the minds of the pupils the necessity 
of their making the school work their chief business. There has been a 
marked interest in the amount and quality of the work done by all the 
scholars of the school. A spirit of endeavor and a desire to do the best they 
can, seems to impel the pupils to co-operate with the teachers in a very fine 
manner. I wish to take this occasion to express most sincere thanks to 
both parents and pupils for their loyal co-operation and support, without 
which any school cannot maintain its standing. 

The total enrollment of the school is 161 pupils, 81 boys and 80 girls. 
The membership by classes is as follows : Post Graduates, 3 ; Seniors, 16 ; 
Juniors, 22; Sophomores, 48; Freshmen, 63. 

It is very gratifying to note that the school is not being seriously 
affected by the abnormal economic conditions prevailing throughout the 
country- We have a good proportion of our pupils remaining in school for 
the completion of their education. The problem of the school is to fit these 
boys and girls for the great demand for thoroughly trained men and women 
to take up the work of the world during and after the period of 
reconstruction. 

Distribution by Courses, 
commercial. 

Senior Junior Sophomore Freshman Total 

Boys 3 4 7 10 24 

Girls 4 5 17 18 44 

Total 7 9- 24 28 68 

CLASSICAL. 

Senior Junior Sophomore Freshman Total 

Boys 1 2 3 8 14 

Girls 2 1 14 10 27 

Total 3 3 17 18 41 

SCIENTIFIC. 

Senior Junior Sophomore Freshman Total 

Boys 4 7 6 15 32 

Girls 

Total 4 7 6 15 32 



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GENERAL. 

Senior Junior Sophomore Freshman Total 

Boys 1 1 

Girls 2 2 1 2 7 

Total 2 3 1 2 8 

More and more every year it is being conclusively demonstrated that the 
world values and needs the services of highly trained men and women. In 
connection with this fact I would call your attention to the large number of 
pupils in the school who are pursuing the preparatory subjects with the in- 
tention of fitting themselves to continue their education in the colleges and 
normal schools. 

The class of 1920 graduates 18 pupils. The honor students, the first 
five in order of scholarship, were Eleanor Louise Warren, Eleanor Adams 
Ward, Frederic Angus MacElroy, Margaret May Hall, Katherine King Hall. 
Thirteen members of the class are continuing their education. Four are in 
college and five are in normal school. 

The real test of a school is determined by the work of its graduates. 
In this connection it is a source of gratification to report that we are receiving 
excellent accounts of the work of former pupils now in attendance in other 
schools and colleges. The school is recognized by the New England En- 
trance Certificate Board. The State Board of Education classifies the school 
as a "class A" school for certification to normal schools. This is the highest 
form of classification granted by the Board. These facts afford proof of the 
good estimate of the school that is held by outside educational institutions 
and authorities. 

There is a very healthy interest manifested on the part of the various 
school activities. Continuing the custom already established, three or four 
school socials are held during the school year. These socials have been well 
attended. The boys and girls have taken part in the requirements of a 
social evening and have endeavored by a fine spirit of co-operation and self- 
reliance to promote the success of these affairs. These socials are a means of 
profit and educational value to the school as well as a source of pleasure to 
the pupils. 

The affairs of the athletic association are in good condition. Regular 
officers and a Baseball Manager have been chosen. The members of the 
association are intending to place in the field as good a baseball team as can 
be produced from the members of the school. We closed the season in June 
with all bills paid and a good sum in the treasury. 

Interest in debating in the school has resulted in the formation of a 
"Congress." At present there is a membership of 20. Meetings are held 
every two weeks on Thursday afternoon at the high school. 

Under the guidance of Miss Adams the interest in music is being ex- 
pressed very satisfactorily in the attendance at the Boys' and Girls' Glee 
Clubs and the School Orchestra. 

A successful track-meet was held this fall. A very large number of 
pupils who would not otherwise have the opportunity to engage in athletic 
contests took part in the various events of the day. It is planned to hold 
two more such meets in the spring. A banner has been purchased and is to 



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be awarded each year to the class winning the largest number of points in 
these events. The Class of 1921 is the present holder of the banner. 

In a very brief report of this kind I can only touch upon some of the 
outstanding features of the work of the school. The most significant and 
vital part of our work, the steady and continuous process of shaping young 
men and women to take their places in community life, cannot well be de- 
scribed. The purpose of a High School is to give an education which will 
increase the efficiency of its pupils as workers, enlarge their outlook on life 
and contribute to their growth in useful citizenship. 

In closing may I express my appreciation of the help that has come 
from the community, school committee, superintendent, fellow-teachers and 
student body. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LESTER F. ALDEN, 

Principal. 



REPORT OF SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC 



Mr. Walter K. Putney, 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Chelmsford, Mass. 

Dear Sir : 

The course of study in public school music, for the year nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty, has varied but little from that of the preceding year. We 
have tried to improve sight reading. Much individual work has been given 
for this purpose, especially in the low grades. 

Victrolas have been placed in the East, South and West Schools. The 
greater part of the funds for these was obtained by entertainments and candy 
sales. The grade teachers have done much to bring about the purchase of 
the victrolas. These machines are agencies to help popularize good music 
in America. By them, children become acquainted with the best music and 
learn to know the real voices of great artists. 

Last year, the High School Orchestra furnished music for the senior 
play and also for the graduation exercises. This year's orchestra is pro- 
gressing favorably. A double bass has been given to the High School and 
we have the use of a baritone. 

Both the Girls' and the Boys' Glee Clubs are doing good work. As with 
other organizations of the school, membership in the glee clubs and orchestra 
depends upon the scholarship of the pupil. 

Again, I wish to thank all for the interest they have taken in my work. 
Respectfully submitted, 

M. MARION ADAMS, 

Supervisor of Music. 



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REPORT OF SCHOOL PHYSICIANS 



Mr. W. K. Putney, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Chelmsford, Mass. 

Dear Sir: 

The inspection of the schools of precincts one and four showed the follow- 
ing : Tonsils, 41 ; adenoids, 35 ; strabismus, 3 ; otitis media. 1 ; anaemia, 1 ; 
pediculosis, ring worm, itch, impetio, several cases of each. Mumps 
have appeared. 

A small epidemic of scarlet fever broke out in October consisting of 
lifteen cases, and, although of mild character were typical cases. None 
resulted fatally. 

Very respectfully, 

ARTHUR G. SCOBORIA, M. D., 

School Physician. 



Mr. W. K. Putney, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Chelmsford, Mass. 

Dear Sir : 

The annual inspection of the schools has been made. 

The general appearance and the general health of school children im- 
proves from year to year, with very marked improvement over a few years 
ago. Measles have been very prevalent, interfering with school work. 
Mothers should use more care in sending their children to school when they 
are sick. Many contagious diseases are spread in this way. 

It is my desire to be as helpful as possible. 
Very truly yours, 

FRED E. VARNEY, M. D., 

School Physician. 






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REPORT OF SUPERVISOR OF DRAWING 



Chelmsford, Mass., Jan. 5, 1921. 

Mr. Walter K. Putney, 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Chelmsford, Mass. 

Dear Sir : 

During the past year I have planned the drawing course in the 
Chelmsford schools to include not only actual drawing, but to also take in 
the every day problems connected with art. 

The work in the upper grades has taken in simple construction problems, 
designing, study of roof types, nature work, with a few studies in water color, 
object drawing and printing. The work in these grades has necessarily had 
to be very simple as the pupils have not had drawing for a year and a half. 

The primary grades have become quite proficient in paper cutting. This 
has helped them in other work, which included illustration, object drawing, 
and construction problems of a very simple nature. 

The High School course is made up of both freehand and mechanical 
drawing. The girls became very interested in interior decoration and in color 
combinations for costumes. 

In June an exhibition of the work done in all the schools was given at 
both town halls. This has induced the children to do their very best in 
order that their work might be among the lucky few to "have a drawing 

on exhibition." 

I wish to express to you and to the members of the school committee 
my gratitude for your kindness during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LYDIA M. DesORMEAUX, 

Drawing Supervisor. 



14 



GRADUATION EXERCISES, CHELMSFORD HIGH SCHOOL 

Class of 1920. 
Town Hall, Chelmsford, Wednesday Evening, June 23, 1920. 



Class Motto : "Climb to Success." Class Flower : Mountain Laurel. 

Class Colors : Old Rose and Silver. 



PROGRAM. 



March— "With The Colors" 

High School Orchestra 



Louis Panella 



Invocation 



Music — "Daybreak" 



Rev. John G. Lovell 



High School Chorus 



Salutatory Essay — "Climbing to Success" 

Eleanor Adams Ward 



Essay — "Americanism' 



Katherine King Hall 



Music — a. "Folk Dance" 

b. "The Heart Flower' 



Glee Club 



Essay — "Travels of Father Time and American Genius' 
Frederic Angus MacElroy 



G. F. Wilson 



Gabriel Marie 
C. E. Boyd 



Selection — "Wintermarchen" 

High School Orchestra 



Ezibulka-Danzet 



Essay — "Sixteen Twenty and Nineteen Twenty" 
Margaret May Hall 

Presentation of Class Gift 

Eleanor Louise Warren, President 1920 



Acceptance 



Laura Ferne Richardson, President 1921 



15 



Music — "On Venice Waters" 

High School Chorus 



Otto Roeder 



Valedictory Essay — "The American Girl's Inheritance" 
Eleanor Louise Warren 

Address — "True Americanism" 

Prof. Clarence R. Skinner, Tufts College 

Conferring of Diplomas 

Charles H. Ellis, Chairman of School Committee 

Selection- -"Bacchanale" T. H. Rollinson 

High School Orchestra 



Class Ode 



Benediction 



Words by Marguerita Ellis 



Rev. L. L. Greene 



CLASS ROLL 



Eleanor Louise Warren, President. 
Frederic Angus MacElroy, Vice President. 
Margaret May Hall, Secretary. 
Valmar Joseph Gladu, Treasurer. 



Eleanor Louise Warren 
Frederic Angus MacElroy 



Class Honors 



Katherine King Hall 



Eleanor Adams Ward 
Margaret May Hall 



Lottie Margaret Agnew 
Mildred Locke Bean 
Dorothy Elizabeth Billson 
Gwendoline Mary Dunsford 
Marguerita Burr Ellis 
Valmar Joseph Gladu 
Katherine King Hall 
Margaret May Hall 
Mary Frances Harrington 



Herbert Olaf Johnson 
Charlotte Margaret Kemp 
Frederic Angus MacElroy* 
Mary Esther McEnaney 
Charlotte Hall Park 
Waldo Freeman Reis 
Winifred Libby Tucker 
Eleanor Adams Ward 
Eleanor Louise Warren 



*Not absent nor tardy during his entire High School course. 



16 



CLASS ODE. 

Now we reach the day of parting, 
Say farewell to classmates all. 
Happy days we've spent together, 
Pleasures we shall oft recall. 
As we enter on life's journey, 
Each his separate way to take, 
May the lessons we have garnered 
Teach us well our way to make. 

The laurel we will ever cherish 
And its meaning ne'er forget. 
Though our hopes and aims may perish, 
Our ambition will be yet 
Climbing still and ever climbing 
Heeding not life's care and stress 
Always faithful to our motto, 
Climbing upward to success. 

Graduation means Commencement. 

Life for us is but begun. 

May our colors, rose and silver 

Hold a lesson for each one. 

May our "clouds have silver lining," 

All our days, a rosy hue. 

To our school be ever loyal, 

To our motto, ever true. 

Chorus. 

Climb to Success — Climbing Upward to Success 
With courage true — we'll conquer by our faithfulness 
Climb to Success — ever to our motto true 
Then upward all — faithfully our work we'll do. 

Marguerita Ellis. 



17 



GRADUATION EXERCISES, CENTRE GRAMMAR SCHOOL 

Class of 1920. 
Town Hall, Chelmsford, Wednesday Evening, June 16, at 8 o'clock. 



PROGRAM. 



Invocation 



Rev. L. L. Greene 



Essay — "Ships Famous in Song and Story" 

Horace Ralph Gatjdette 

Recitation — "Poppies" 

Beatrice Ingeborg Petterson 

Song — "Native Land" 

Essay — "Life of Theodore Roosevelt" 

Andrew Donald Trites 

Recitation — "King Robert of Sicily" 

Alxeander Leo Guptill 



Hanson 



Jordan 



Longfellow 



Songs — a. "Fair Napoli" 
b. "Sunset" 

Essay — "Trails of Other Days" 

Esther Mary Thayer 

Recitation — "Kentucky Belle" 

Grace Eva Paignon 

Song— "The Garden of the Sea" 

Essay — "The Story of a River" 

Cortnne Gertrude House 

Recitation — "My Sweet P" 

Blanche Katherine Richardson 

Presentation of Class Gift 

Elizabeth Maria Parker 

Presentation of Diplomas 

Mr. Herbert Waterhouse 



Neapolitan Folk Song 
Meyer 



Woolson 



Beethoven 



Cloud 



Song — "America" 
Benediction 



Smith 



Class and Audience 
Rev. John G. Lovell 



IS 



Class Motto— "We Build the Ladder by Which We Climb" 
Class Colors — Blue and Buff Class Flower — Iris 



Names of Graduates 



Walter Barlow 
Elsie Martina Bergsten 
Roger Wallace Boyd 
Charles Francis Charleton 
Mary Frances Coburn 
Dorothy Josephine Davis 
Harold Stanley Dawson 
Freeman Dearth 
Fred Ezekiel Gray 
Horace Ralph Gaudette 
Ariston Grover 
Alexander Leo Guptill 
Corinne Gertrude House 
Winfield Leroy Larry 
Paul Lund 



Alice Marcotte 
George Williston Nichols 
Helen Thressa O'Neil 
Elizabeth Maria Parker 
Grace Eva Paignon 
Beatrice Ingeborg Petterson 
Marion Natlie Peterson 
Raymond Arthur Reid 
Blanche Katherine Richardson 
Hazel Gertrude Shinkwin 
Ruth Olive Staveley 
Alva Winona Taylor 
Esther Mary Thayer 
Andrew Donald Trites 
Alice Belle Wilson 
Arnold William Worden 



ROLL OF HONOR— SCHOLARSHIP 



Horace Ralph Gaudette 
Grace Eva Paignon 
Beatrice Ingeborg Petterson 



Corinne Gertrude House 
Elizabeth Maria Parker 
Esther Mary Thayer 



Andrew Donald Trites 



PERFECT ATTENDANCE 



Harold Stanley Dawson 
Raymond Arthur Reid 



Hazel Gertrude Shinkwin 
Esther Mary Thayer 
Elizabeth Maria Parker 



19 



GRADUATION EXERCISES, PRINCETON STREET, HIGH- 
LAND AVENUE AND WEST GRAMMAR SCHOOLS 

Town Hall, North Chelmsford. 
Thursday Evening, June 17, 1920, at 8 o'clock. 



PROGRAM. 



Invocation 



Song — "Native Land' 



Rev. E. Ambrose Jenkins 



Giiorus 



Recitation — "American Poets" 

Edward L. Monahan 

Recitation — "The Gladness of Nature" 

Agnes M. Scott 

Songs — a. "The Four Seasons" 

b. "Hymn to Our Country" 

Highland Avenue School 

Recitation— "The Barefoot Boy" 

Earl D. Grant 



Song — "Sunset" 



West Chelmsford School 



Recitation — "Three Poets of Massachusetts" 

Donald B. Howard 



Recitation — "A Psalm of Life' 



Song — "Roaming' 



Martha J. Reis 



Princeton Street School 



Recitation — "Emerson, Poe and Holmes" 

Bernadette A. Welch 



Song — "Joys of Spring" 
Presentation of Diplomas 
Benediction 



Chorus 



Ulysses J. Lupien 



Jordan 



Bryant 

Haydn 
Schubert 

Whittier 

Schubert 



Longfellow 



Abt 



Geibel 



Rev. E. Ambrose Jenkins 



20 



GRADUATE CLASS OF 1920 



Highland Avenue Scuool 



Class Colors : Blue and Gold 



George Henry Boudreau 
James Francis Curry 
Earl DeLong Grant 
Iola Elsie Grant 
Bernard Paul Larkin 



Jane Evangeline McEnaney 
John Patrick McEnaney 
Regina Vera McPhillips 
Mary Catherine Rayball 
Anthony Walsh 



Bernadette Agnes Welch 



Pbinceton Street School 



Class Colors : Orange and Black 



Joseph Stanton Armitage 
Warren Bacon 
Bartholomew Bellwood 
Gladys Ada Brake 
James Henderson Brown 
Clarice May Carkin 
Emily Ellis 
Edith Annie Emery 
Joseph Amedee Gauthrie 
Sarah Haire 
Donald Billings Howard 
James Holgate Kershaw 



Flora Belle Knox 
Gladys Hazel Leach 
Anna Marie Long 
Arthur Alexander McMullen 
Francis Mungovan 
Harry Peterson 
Grace Eliza Robinson 
Agnes McLean Scott 
Elizabeth Ann Shepherd 
John Stanley Toms 
Bernadette Cecelia Vian 
Dorothy May Whitehead 



West Chelmsford School 
Class Colors : Yellow and Blue 



Frederick Burne Royal Lybeck Larson 

Elliott Flagg Humiston Edward Laurence Monahan 

Martha Johanna Reis 



21 



ROLL OF HONOR 

The following pupils were neither absent nor tardy 
for the year ending June 25, 1920. 



Roland L. Blackadar 
Glayds A. Francis 
*Jeannette E. Parkinson 
Helga (X Peterson 
Laura F. Richardson 



High School 

Madeline B. Lupien 
Mabel A. Whitbeck 
Gerald F. Miller 
Hubert A. Yickery, Jr. 
Winifred L. Tucker 



Jardine J. Davis 
Gertrude McKennedy 
Marion Cass 
Elizabeth Parker 



Center School 

Phyllis G. Scoboria 
Eleanor Parkhurst 
Helen Purl 
Esther Thayer 

Hazel Shinkwin 



Leslie Bellwood 
Edna Hoyt 
Ruth Billson 
Lillian Kershaw 
Edith Robinson 
Alice M. Lomax 
Bartholomew Bellwood 



Pbinceton School 

Harry F. Peterson 
Mary Kershaw 
John Mungovan 
Grace Bridgeford 
Barbara Kershaw 
Marion Jenkins 
Donald B. Howard 



Ernest Harper 
Russell J. McEnaney 



Highland Avenue School 

Alice P. McEnaney 
Edmund Lee 
Margaret E. Kinch 



West School 
Warren C. Dean 



Helen E. Winnin; 



South ScnooL 

Helen M. Burt 



The following pupils were not absent for the year ending June 25, 1920, 



Adams B. Dutton 
Arnaud R. Blackadar 
Mary C. McPhillips 
Eleanor Ward 
Stanley Dawson 
*Edward Deputat 
Bernadette Tousignant 



John McQuade 
Matthew Olshinska 
Gertrude Long 
Mary M. Gresker 
George O'Neil 
Raymond Cole 
Raymond Miner 
Everett D. Lyons 
*Entered school from other toicns during the year. 



22 



SCHOOL STATISTICS 



Year Ending, June 25, 1920 



Fall Term Ending, December, 17, 1920 



SCHOOL 


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10209 . 
6441. 
3612. 
3385. 


57.35 
36.18 
20.29 
19.01 


71 
41 
27 
21 


61.63 
38. 
21.38 
20.02 


.930 
.952 
95.36 
94.95 


Freshman .. 
Sophomore 
Junior 


4391. 
3407. 
1562. 
1339. 


60.10 
46.57 

21.38 
18.02 


68 
49 
23 
20 


62.41 
48.40 
22.22 

18.81 




Freshman .. 
Sophomore 

Junior 

Senior 


96.31 
96.88 
96.11 
94.05 








Total 


23647. 


132.83 


160 


141.03 


94.18 




10699. 


144.58 


160 


150.97 


95.76 


Center: 


5289.5 
4124.5 
4837.5 
4753 . 
6957.5 

7380.5 
5961. 
5363 . 5 


30.57 
23.84 
27.95 
27.47 
40.22 

42.66 
34.46 
31.00 


41 
36 
38 
36 
54 

59 
48 
36 


35 . 44 
27.02 
30.61 
29.95 
43.90 

46.88 
36.69 
32.89 


86.25 
88.20 
91.32 
91.71 
91.62 

90.79 
93.89 
94.23 


I 


2950.5 

2540. 

2188.5 

2392 . 

2411.5 

2693. 

1486.5 

2374 . 5 

2469.5 


43.38 
37 . 35 
32 . IS 
35.17 
35.46 
39.60 
21.86 
34.92 
36.31 


53 

44 
41 
39 
42 
49 
25 
44 
40 


48.76 
41.33 
36.18 
38.07 
40.78 
43.02 
24.09 
37.96 
32.25 




I 


88.96 


I-II 


II 


90.37 


II-III 


III 


88.94 


IV 


IV 


92.38 


V 


V 


87.81 


VI 


VI Centre Bld'g 
Town Hall 
VII 


92.05 
90.74 


VII ... 


91.91 


VIII 


VIII 


94.92 






Total 


44667. 


2581.7 


348 


283.40 


91.09 




21506. 


316.23 


377 


342.44 


92.34 


Princeton St. 
I 


5079.5 

4965. 

4099. 

4269. 

3761. 

3645. 

8067.5 


29.27 
28.62 
23 . 62 
24.60 
21.67 
21.01 
46.49 


41 
35 
27 
34 
26 
26 
53 


32.68 
31.06 
24.68 
26.40 
22.59 
22.20 
48.78 


89.58 
92.11 
95.72 
93.34 
95.93 
94.64 
95.30 


I 


2739 . 5 

1681.5 

1790. 

1607.5 

1725. 

1362.5 

1275.5 

1408. 


39.99 
24 . 54 
26.13 
23.45 
25.18 
19.89 
18.62 
20.55 


56 
31 

33 
33 
28 
25 
20 
23 


49.99 
28.62 
30.43 
27.10 
27.38 
21.84 
19.84 
22.54 


79.99 


II 


II 


85.74 


Ill 


III 


85.85 


IV 


IV 


86.58 


V 


V 


91.97 


VI 


VI 


91.07 


vh-viii 


VII 


93.82 




VIII 


91.16 


Total 


33886 . 


195.28 


242 


208.39 


94.18 




13589 . 5 


198.35 


249 


227.74 


88.27 


Highland Ave. 
I-II 


7052.5 
5201 . 5 
4877.5 
4564.5 


40.64 
29.97 
28.11 
26.31 


54 
34 
33 

31 


44.44 
31.48 

29 . 77 
28.52 


91.42 
95.20 
94.42 
92.23 


I-II 


2685.5 
2099 . 5 
1938. 

1817.5 


39.20 
30.64 
28.29 
26.53 


48 
37 
33 
30 


44.13 
33.61 
30.66 
28.79 


88.92 


III-IV 

V-VI 


III-IV .... 

V-VI 

VII-VIII.. 


90.86 
92.27 


VII-VIII 


J2.16 


Total 


21696. 


125.03 


152 


134.21 


93.15 




8540.5 


124.66 


148 


137.19 


90.86 


West:. .. 


3750. 

2220.5 

3361. 


21.73 
12.87 
19.48 


26 
15 
23 


23.75 
13.49 
20.91 


91.49 
95.42 
93.11 


I-III 

IV-V 

VI-VIII .. 


1702. 

766.5 
1278.5 


24.48 
11.19 
18.67 


28 
13 
21 


27.15 
11.52 
19.44 




I-III 


90.15 


IV-V 


97.14 


VI-VIII 


96.04 


Total 


9331.5 


54.08 


64 


58.15 


91.28 




3747. 


54.34 


62 


58.11 


93.51 


East: 


4501.5 
4390. 


26.09 
25.45 


39 
36 


31.04 
28.45 


84.06 
89.45 


I-II 


1871. 
1859. 


27.72 
27.54 


33 
33 


30.77 
30.58 




I-II 


90.09 


III-IV-V .... 


III-IV-V 


90.05 


Total 


8891.5 


51.54 


75 


59.49 


86.63 




3730. 


55.26 


66 


61.35 


90.07 


South: 


3924. 
2530.5 


22.75 
14.66 


38 

18 


26.32 
15.79 


86.42 
93.58 


I-IV 

V-VII 


1597. 
1386.5 


23.14 
20.24 


28 
21 


25.30 
. 20.83 




I-IV ... 


91. 


V-VII 


97.09 






Total 


6454 . 5 


37.41 


56 


42.11 


88.83 




2983.5 


43.38 


49 


46.13 


94.03 


Golden Cove:.. 
I-IV 


5204.5 
3582. 


29.91 
20.70 


41 
36 


34.45 
23.10 


86.82 
89.62 


I-IV 

I-VI 


1396. 
1906. 


20.68 
28.02 


26 
33 


23.12 
30.51 


S9.48 


South Row: ... 
I-VI 


91.50 






Totals .... 


157360. 


904.95 


1173 


984 . 33 


91.94 




68097 . 5 


985.50 


1170 


1077 . 56 


91.45 



23 



TEACHERS DURING YEAR 1920 

Note — This list shows teachers in present grades, except in cases of those 
who have left the service. 

High School: Began Service Ended Service 

Evan W. D. Merrill, Principal Sept. 4, 1916 Feb. 1, 1920 

Lester F. Alden, Principal Feb. 1, 1920 

Chas. A. Holbrook Feb., 1912 

Fred Holmes Sept., 1919 June, 1920 

Ralph P. Coates ' Sept., 1920 

M. Gertrude Roughsedge Sept., 1918 

Elizabeth W. Hawkes March, 1919 

Martha C. Neal Sept., 1919 

Edith D. Sprague Sept., 1919 June, 1920 

Gladys E. Hartshorn Sept., 1919 

Winifred T. McMahon Sept., 1919 

Eleanor Wills Sept., 1920 

Center Grammar: 

VIII Susan S. McFarlin April, 1879 

VII Mrs. Eva L. Dobson 

- VI Clara P. Kress - Sept., 1919 June, 1920 

VI M. Beryl Rafuse Sept., 1920 

V Helena B. Lyon Sept., 1911 

IV Mary J. Campbell Sept., 1919 

II & III Eva M. Godfrey Sept., 1908 

I & II Esther A. Reid Dec, 1911 

I Eva M. Large Sept., 1917 

Town Hall VI H. Jean Rafuse Sept., 1920 

Princeton Grammar: 

VII & VIII Gertrude A. Jones Sept., 1899 

VI Ella A. Hutchinson Sept., 1905 

VI Lilla B. McPherson Sept., 1920 

V May D. Sleeper March, 1907 

IV Genevieve E. Jantzen . . . Sept., 1911 

III Alice M. Flynn Sept., 1917 

II Kathryn E. Howarth . . . Sept., 1911 
I Catherine E. McDermott Sept., 1905 



Highland Grammar: 

VII & VIII Gladys Jenkyn 

VII & VIII Laura B. Desmarais . . 
VI & V Berangere M.J. Roy . 

III & IV Marie T.Hearn 

I & II Marguerite McGuinness 

West Grammar: 

VI & VIII Bertha H. Long April, 1896 

IV & V Ruth E. Whittemore .... Sept., 1918 
I-III Genevieve A. Callahan . . Sept. 4, 1917 
I-III Mary E. Coffey Sept., 1920 

East Grammar: 

III-VI Mary M. Murphy Sept., 1919 

I-II Marguerite DeLorme . . . Sept., 1919 



Sept., 1918 June, 1920 

Sept., 1920 
Sept., 1919 
Sept., 1919 
Sept., 1919 



24 



South Grammar : Began Service Ended Service 

I-III Elsie S. Wilder Oct. 10, 1917 

IV-VII Ruth F. Murphy Sept., 1919 

South Row: 

I-VI Helen A. Castles Sept., 1919 June, 1920 

I-VII Mary F. Morris Sept., 1920 

Golden Cove: 

III-IV Helen A. Brady Nov. 15, 1919 June, 1920 

I-II Marion C. Bradley Sept., 1919 

Supervisor of Drawing: 

Lydia DesOrmeaux Dec. 29, 1919 

Supervisor of Music: 

M. Marion Adams Sept., 1906 



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18 


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34 


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19 


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194 
137 




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13 


47 


33 


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134 




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9 


42 


36 


24 


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124 




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1 


13 


32 


32 


13 


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112 




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18 


42 


24 


20 


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127 




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3 


5 


20 


30 


20 


11 


4 


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1 


13 


37 


27 


8 


2 






88 


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3 


24 


24 
12 


11 
20 

7 
1 


3 

13 

10 

5 


4 
5 
5 


1 

5 


65 
49 
23 
16 




12 


101 


134 


119 


121 


113 


139 


93 


116 


98 


62 


35 


15 


6 


1164 



CENSUS ENUMERATION 



Ages as of April 1, 1920. 



Persons 5 years of age or over and under 7 
Persons 7 years of age or over and under 14 
Persons 14 years of age or over and under 16 
Illiterate minors 16 years of age or over 
and under 21 



MALES FEMALES 



TOTAL 



96 


124 


220 


320 


361 


681 


77 


62 


139 



EMPLOYMENT ENUMERATION. 



Home Employment Cards issued 

Employment Certificates, 14-16 years of age 
Different Individuals, 14-16 years of age 

Educational Certificates, issued 

Different Individuals, 16-18 years of age 

Different Individuals, 18-21 years of age. . . 



2 


1 


3 


50 


29 


79 


42 


25 


67 


.03 


99 


202 


60 


50 


110 


31 


37 


68 



Grade Enumeration of Holders of Employment Certificates. 



Grade 
Boys. , 

Girls. 



5 6 7 8 9 10 11 totals 

1 8 6 11 12 1 1 40 

2 7 3 6 3 3 24 



Number of minors (14-16 years of age) certified for employment in other 
towns or cities, 

boys girls totals 

To Lowell 4 q ^0 

To Billerica 1 1 

To Westf ord 3 4 7 

Number of Minors (14-16 years of age) certified from other places to 
work in Chelmsford. 

BOYS GIRLS TOTALS 

From Lowell 15 21 36 



2(5 



Financial Report of School Committee 

1920 



EXPENSES OF INSTRUCTION. 

High School. 

Evan W. D. Merrill $ 200.00 

Lester F. Alden 1,880.00 

Charles A. Holbrook 1,420.00 

Fred Holmes 760.00 

Ralph P. Coates 760.00 

Elizabeth W. Hawkes 1,120.00 

Edith Sprague 590.00 

Eleanor Wills . : . . 440.00 

Gladys E. Hartshorn 990.00 

Martha C. Neal 970.00 

Winifred T. McMahon 1,130.00 

M. Gertrude Roughsedge 1,180.00 



$11,440.00 

Princeton Street School. 

Gertrude M. Jones $ 1,150.00 

Ella A. Hutchinson 1,010.00 

Mary D. Sleeper 1,010.00 

Genevieve E. Jantzen 1,010.00 

Alice M. Flynn 830.00 

Kathryn Howarth 562.00 

Anna MacKay 360.00 

Lilla B. McPherson 400.00 

Catherine McDerniott 1,010.00 

Alice C. Gray 320.00 



Highland Avenue School. 

Gladys Jenkyn 

Laura B. Desmarais 

Berangere M. Roy 

Marguerite McGuiness 

Marie T. Hearn 



$ 7,662.00 


$ 530.00 


520.00 


800.00 


800.00 


800.00 


$ 3.450.00 



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Center School. 

Susan S. McFarlin $ 1,150.00 

Helena B. Lyons 1,010.00 

Eva L. Dobson 1,010.00 

Clara F. Cress 470.00 

M. Beryl Rafuse 400.00 

Mary J. Campbell 800.00 

Eva M. Godfrey 1,010.00 

Esther S. Reid 1,010.00 

Eva M. Large 870.00 

T. Jean Rafuse 360.00 

$ 8,090.00 
West School. 

Bertha H. Long $ 1,080.00 

Ruth E. Whittemore 870.00 

Mary E. Coffey 320.00 

Genevieve A. Callahan 870.00 

$ 3,140.00 
South School. 

Elsie S. Wilder $ 870.00 

Ruth F. Murphy 860.00 

$ 1,730.00 
East School. 

Mary A. Murphy " $ 890.00 

Marguerite DeLorme 790.00 

$ 1,680.00 
Golden Cove School. 

Marion C. Bradley $ 800.00 

Helen Brady 360.00 

$ 1,160.00 
South Row School. 

Helen A. Castles $ 440.00 

Mary F. Morris 320.00 

$ 760.00 
SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC. 
M. Marion Adams $ 1,190.00 

SUPERVISOR OF DRAWING. 
Lydia M. DesOrmeaux $ 1,110.00 

SUPERINTENDENT. 
Walter K. Putney $ 2,400.00 



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JANITORS. 

Charles O. Bobbins, High, Center and Town Hall $ 1,310.00 

John Mattson, Princeton Street „ 864.00 

Edward Fallon, Highland Avenue 650.00 

Charles E. Lull, West 650.00 

Walter E. Vickery, Center 420.00 

Thomas Shea, Center and Town Hall 385.00 

Clifford Fisk, Center 40.00 

Richard Robertson, East 400.00 

Charles Stearns, Golden Cove 250.00 

John F. Parker, South 130.00 

Charles Lougee, South 260.00 

R. W. Wood, South Row 250.00 



$ 5,609.00 



TRANSPORTATION. 

Frank X. Lupien * $ 140-00 

Everett Whitcomb 1,200.00 

E. E. Paignon 1,088.00 

John Sullivan 500.00 

George Gaudette 1,213.12 

Lewis Fisk 1,246.71 

Standard Oil Co 917.33 

Acme Welding Co 3.00 

E. E. Smith Co 88.12 

F. W. Santamour 4.50 

Martin Robbins & Son 457.00 

Pitts Auto Supply 878.39 

F. R. Dickinson 433.98 

J. W. Maguire Co 195.70 

Fitchburg & Lowell Street Ry. Co 105XK) 

North Chelmsford Machine & Supply Co 188.66 

Eastern Mass. St. Ry. Co 273.75 

Alfred Markus 68.44 

Thompson Hardware 6.50 

Donovan Harness Co 16.75 

Lowell Auto Lamp Co 3.50 

Sawyer Carriage Co 54.40 

Noyes Buick Co 111.85 

James S. Wotton 284.00 

North Chelmsford Coal Co 3-00 

Charles O. Robbins 14.14 

Albert E. Crease 20.60 

E. T. Adams 1.25 

W. K. Putney 12.30 



$ 9,529.99 



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NEW EQUIPMENT. 

F. D. Pitts Co $ 51.56 

Central Scientific Co 286.94 

M. Steinert & Sons Co 52.55 

The Chalifoux Co 25.00 

Willis P. Knight 271.60 

Kenney Brothers & Wolkins 1,118.75 

Yawman & Erbe Manufacturing Co 16.12 

Dowling School Supply Co 33.00 

H. I. Dallman & Co 20.09 

Globe Wernicke Co 8.10 

Edward E. Babb & Co 61.26 

Ryan and Buker « 15.45 

$ 1,960.42 
HEALTH. 

Arthur G. Scoboria, M. D $ 200.00 

Fred E. Varney, M. D 200.00 



$ 400.00 



BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 

BOOKS. 

D. C. Heath & Co $ 525.07 

Houghton Mifflin Co 2.23 

Benjamin Sanborn & Co 38.40 

Pearson & Marsh Co 69.00 

Milton Bradley Co 33.58 

Allyn & Bacon 19.89 

Willis P. Knight 497.35 

John C. Winston Co 147.88 

M. Marion Adams 4-50 

The Gregg Publishing Co 23.04 

Little Brown & Co 84.22 

J. L. Fairbanks & Co 3.60 

Blackiston Son & Co 53.72 

Oliver Ditson Co 18.22 

Massachusetts Labor Committee 8.00 

Charles Scribner Sons 16.09 

Edward E. Babb 226.40 

Ginn & Co 294.87 

American Book Co 854.09 

$ 2,920.15 



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SUPPLIES. 

Dowling School Supply Co $ 991.21 

Edward E. Babb Co 952.41 

Central Scientific Co 248.97 

Ginn & Co 2.28 

L. E. Knott. Apparatus Co 11.36 

Willis P. Knight 499.72 

Houghton Mifflin Co 34.05 

Milton Bradley Co 60.14 

Globe Wernicke Co 1.04 

Arthur A. Smith & Co 7.80 

. Remington Typewriter Co 9.00 

Oliver Ditson Co 11.80 

Kenney Bros. & Wolkins 13.37 

Boston Music Co 3.38 

Underwood Typewriter Co 22.67 

Courier-Citizen Co 2.00 

G. C. Prince & Son 23.76 

Office Appliance Co 47.97 

Wright & Potter Printing Co 4.40 

C. H. Congdon 8.22 

Lester F. Alden 2.80 

Parkhurst Press 64.75 

New England Electric & Supply Corp 37.04 

$ 3,060.14 
UPKEEP. 

Major W. Boulter $ 241.53 

Fletcher & Donovan 290.06 

Charles A. Lull 46.51 

Adelbert Adams 8.12 

Elias F. DeLaHaye 359.30 

Thomas H. Murphy 51.58 

James Kiberd & Son 618.35 

I. H. Knight 2.50 

H. Staveley 1.75 

Hobson & Lawler Co 48.70 

James W. Stevens 27.65 

W. A. Mack Co 158.76 

Francis R. Dickinson 20.44 

North Chelmsford Fire District 3.00 

Corbin Cabinet Lock Co 11.48 

General Electric Co 11.51 

North Chelmsford Machine Co .12 

E. G. Fay 68.45 

E. E. Paignon 1.00 

F. G. Pratt 349.00 

New England Electric & Supply Corp 14.19 

Favreau Brothers 624.02 

H. E. Fletcher Co 5.45 



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W. W. Gaudette $ 7.00 

Thompson Hardware Co 3.24 

F. E. Fallon 14.50 

H. T. Ripley 171.05 

Albert E. Crease 21.45 

Bartlett & Dow .26 



$ % 3,180.97 



FUEL. 

North Chelmsford Coal Co $ 763.50 

Home Coal Co 292.76 

Joseph Mullin 2,042.38 

J. A. Haley & Son 36.00 

I [en ry Gilmore 2.50 

H. A. Paasche 46.25 

William P. Proctor Co 12.00 

E. A. Wilson Coal Co 135.93 

Charles L. Davis 24.00 

H. L. Parkhurst Coal Co 2,140.38 

Lajoie Coal Co 114.25 

E. E. Paignon 19.00 



$ 5,628.95 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

C. O. Robbins $ 16.70 

Mrs. George E. Shepherd 3.38 

Chelmsford Water District 98.04 

G. A. Blackadar 11.50 

North Chelmsford Fire District 71.77 

The Parkhurst Press 44.25 

Bartlett & Dow 5.05 

Martin Diploma Co 25.92 

C. G. Nickles 5.00 

Courier-Citizen Co 27.60 

H. I. Dallman Co 30.14 

George Gaudette 2.54 

John Mattson 3.60 

M. F. Gookin Co 3.00 

Edward Fallon ' 3.00 

Leroy Dutton 3.00 

Lewis Fisk .63 

W. E. Vickery 6.64 

Cora S. Smith 1.50 

Lester F. Alden 8.70 

Alfred F. Foote 4.00 

N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R. Co 24.66 

Adams Express Co 1.62 



W. K. Putney $ 20.19 

Martin Diploma Co 50.00 

Class of 1920 50.00 

Dowling School Supply Co 27.00 

New England Electric Supply Co .96 

Hobson & Lawler Co 4.68 

Safety Tire Shop. . . ; 2.70 

Lactance Gaudette 27.00 

E. E. Paignon 5.00 

E. T. Adams 66.30 

Adams ft Co .75 

Donovan Harness Co 10.48 

E. E. Smith Co 731.S7 



ADMINISTRATION EXPENSES. 



$1399.17 



LIGHT AND POWER. 

Lowell Gas Light Co $ 04.20 

Lowell Electric Light Co 492.43 



$556.63 



N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co $ 87.90 

C. O. Robbins 70.40 

W. K. Putney 164.42 

School Committee 27.14 

Wright & Potter 15.32 

W. E. Yickery 41.75 

Edward Fallon 0.7.") 

Lewis Fisk 1.00 

Herbert Waterhouse, School Census 35.00 

Lester F. Alden " 70.00 

Herbert Waterhouse, Secretary 25.00 

U. J. Lupien, Purchasing Agent 35.00 

C. H. Ellis. Financial Secretary 50.00 

Herbert Waterhouse, Salary 75.00 

U. J. Lupien, Salary 55.00 

C. H. Ellis, Salary 75.00 

Parkhurst Press 4.15 

P. H. Haley 32.67 

$880.50 



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SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS, EXPENDITURES 
AND BALANCES, 1920 















Appropriated 


Expended 


Balance 


Deficit 


Superintendent 


$ 2,400.00 


$ 2,400.00 






Teachers and Supervisors . 


42,180.00 


41,412.00 


$ 768.00 




Janitors 


5,660.00 


5,474.00 


186.00 




Transportation . 


9,700.00 


9,529.99 


170.01 




New Equipment 


2,000.00 


1,960.42 


39.58 




Books and Supplies 


6,000.00 


5,980.29 


19.71 




Health 


400.00 


400.00 






Miscellaneous 


1,000.00 


1,399.17 




399.17 


Upkeep and Repairs 


3,000.00 


3,180.97 




180.97 


Fuel 


5,000.00 


5,628.95 




22.45 


1919 Fuel Balance . . 


606.50 








Light and Power 


600.00 


556.63 


43.37 




Administration . 


825.00 


880.50 




55.50 


1919 Receipts . . . 


819.03 




819.03 




Fuel and Janitor (special) 


> 








Golden Cove and Town E 


all 1,500.00 
$81,690.53 


135.00 


1,365.00 
$3,410.70 




Totals 


$78,937.92 


$658.09 




Balance 


$3,410.70 








Deficit 

Net Balance 


658.09 








$2,752.61 





INDEX 

Annual Town Meeting 7 

Births Kecorded in Chelmsford in 1920 22 

Deaths Recorded in Chelmsford in 1920 28 

Dogs Licensed for the year 1920 30 

Joint Primary 18 

Marriages Recorded in Chelmsford in 1920 25 

Officers of the Town of Chelmsford 3 

Presidential Primary 17 

Reports of 

Appraisers 52 

Assessors 51 

Auditors 53 

Board of Health 63 

Cemetery Commissioners 64 

Finance Committee 72 

Fire Engineers 66 

Fish and Game Warden 65 

Forest Warden 64 

Inspector of Animals 65 

Inspector of Slaughtering Q5 

North Chelmsford Library Corporation <U 

Selectmen 31 

Town Treasurer and Tax Collector 44 

Trustees of Adams Library 

Special Notice 29 

Special Town Meetings 13 

State Election 20 

Summary of Appropriations, Receipts and Expenditures 4:2 

Warrant for Annual Town Meeting 67 



INDEX OF SCHOOL REPORT 

Census Enumeration 25 

Financial Report of School Committee 26 

Graduation Exercises of 

Chelmsford High School 14 

Centre Grammar School 17 

Princeton Street, Highland Avenue and West Grammar Schools... . 19 
Reports of 

High School Principal 9 

School Committee 4 

School Physicians 12 

Superintendent of Schools 5 

Supervisor of Drawing 13 

Supervisor of Music *. 11 

Roll of Honor 21 

School Calendar 3 

School Committee 2 

School Statistics 22 

Summary of Appropriations, Expenditures and Balances, 1920 33 

Teachers during year 1920 23 

Table of Ages 24