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ACTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY 




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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Several Official Boards 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ACTON 

MASSACHUSETTS 

For the Year Ending December 31, 1931 




1932 

The Kennison Print 

Ayer, Mass. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



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OF THE 



Several Official Boards 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ACTON 

MASSACHUSETTS 

For the Year Ending December 31, 193 




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1932 

The Kennison Print 
Ayer, Mass. 

PREFERENCE BOOK 

ACTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY 
ACTON, MASSACHUSETFS 01720 



Town Officers, 1931 



Howard J. Billings 
\\^aldo E. Whitcomb 
Wendell F. Davis 



Moderator 

Allen Brooks Parker 

Selectmen 



Town Clerk 
Horace F. Tuttle 

Town Treasurer 
Frank W. Hoit 



Term expires 19S2 
Term expires 1933 
Term expires 1934 



Assessors 



Albert P. Durkee 
Henry L. Haynes 
Warren H. Jones 



Board of Public Welfare 



Waldo E. Whitcomb 
Howard J. Billings 
Wendell F. Davis 



Collector of Taxes 
Charles A. Durkee 

Tree Warden 
*James O'Neil 
**Albert H- Perkins 

Contables 
Michael Foley Alan B. Frost John T. McXiff 

Cemetery Commissioners 
Fred W. Green 

Wendell F. Davis 

Horace F. Tuttle 



School Committee 



Forrest E. Bean 

Lulu L. Clark 

Alberta M. Mead 
Randall N, Wood worth 
Louisa N. Wood 
Arthur M. Whitcomb. . 



Term expires 1932 
Term expires 1933 
Term expires 1934 

Term expires 1932 
Term expires 1932 
Term expires 1932 



Charles A. Durkee 

Term expires 1932 
Term expires 1933 
Term expires 1934 



expires 1932 
expires 1932 
expires 1933 
expires 1933 



Term 

Term 

Term 

Term 

Term expires 1934 

Term expires 1934 



Trustees of Memorial Library 

J. Sidney White Term expires 1932 

Lucius A. Hesselton (deceased) Term expires 193S 

Horace F. Tuttle Term expires 1934 

Board of Health 

Raymond F. Durkee Term expires 1932 

Frank E. Tasker Term expires 1933 

George H. Tuttle Term expires 1934 

Trustees of the Elizabeth White Fund 

Warren H. Jones Term expires 1932 

Waldo E. Whitcomb Term expires 1933- 

Charlotte Conant Term expires 1934 

Trustees of the West Acton Fireman's Relief Fund 

C. D. Cram Term expires 1932 

H. Stuart MacGregor Term expires 1933 

A. N. Hederstedt Term expires 1934 

Trustees of Goodnow Fund 

Charles E. Smith Term expires 1932 

Charlotte Conant Term expires 1933 

Horace F. Tuttle Term expires 1934 



APPOINTMENTS BY THE SELECTMEN 

Finance Committee 
Murray Brown, Frank W. Hoit, Alfred W. Davis 

William Rawitser, George A. Richardson Webster S. Blanchard 

Superintendent of Streets 
Albert H. Perkins 

Town Accountant 
Howard L. Jones 

Registrars of Voters 

Clarence D. Chickering Term expires 1932 

Daniel W. Sheehan, Jr Term expires 1933 

Edwin A. Phelan Term expires 1934 

Horace F. Tuttle, Ex-Officio. 

Election Officers 

Precinct I 

Warden — James W. Coughlin 
Deputy Warden — George A. Murphy 
Clerk — Arthur W. W^ayne 
Deputy Clerk — Spencer H. Taylor 



Inspector — Arthur F. Davis 
Deputy Inspector — Willis N. Holden 
Inspector — Leo F. McCarthy 
Deputy Inspector — Harold Coughlin 

Precinct II 
Warden — Theron F. Newton 
Deputy Warden — Theron A. Lowden 
CAerk — John J. Manning 
Deputy Clerk — Thomas Murray 
Inspector — Lewis C. Hastings 
Deputy Inspector- — Frank A. Merriam 
Inspector — Timothy Hennessey 
Deputy Inspector — James Brown 

Precinct III 
Warden — Bertram D. Hall 
Deputy Warden — Fred S. Whitcomb 
Clerk — David R. Kinsley 
Deputy Clerk — Frank McDonald 
Inspector — A. R. Beach 
Deputy Inspector — Harry Holt 
Inspector — James Kinsley 
Deputy Inspector — Guy P. Littlefield 

Fire Engineers 

George K. Hayward, Chief 

Precinct I — Samuel E. Knowlton Precinct II — David Clayton 

Precinct III— H. Stuart MacGregor 

Cattle Inspector 
Fred S. Whitcomb 

Forest Warden 
Alan B. Frost 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Ralph Littlefield 

Superintendent of Town Forests 
Charles A. Durkee 

Burial Agent 
Frank W. Hoit 

Surveyors of Wood and Lumber 
Frank W. Hoit Bertram D. Hall 

Charles E. Smith George H. Reed 

Field Drivers 
Michael Foley Alan B. Frost John T. McNiff 



John T. McNiff 



Superintendent of Moth Work 

* James O'Neil 

**Albert H. Perkins 

Police Officers 
Michael J. Foley, Chief 
C. A. Durkee 



Alan B. Frost 



Director of Middlesex County Extension Service 
Harlan E. Tuttle 

'Deceased 

= *Appointed to fill vacancy. 



Jury List 



Revised 1931 



PRECINCT I 



Fred Billings 
Frank E. Parsons 
David Morrison 
Simon Taylor 
Spencer H. Taylor 



Charles Miles 
Herbert A. Thayer 
Fred Sims 
Carl Flint 



Oliver D. Wood 
James W. Coughlin 
George S. Tucker 
Charles E. Willett 



PRECINCT II 



Tames Brown 
Herbert Pratt 
Lewellyn T. Fullonton 
John C. Starbuck 



PRECINCT III 



David R. Kinsley 
Bertram D. Hall 
Howard C. Tracy 
Eugene L. Hall 
Clarence D. Chickering 



James E. Kinsley 
James A. Grimes 
John T. McNiff 
Benjamin Coolidge 
Edgar I. Blaisdell 



Town Warrant 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 




To either of the Constables of the Town of Acton, in said County, 

greetings: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of ^Massachusetts, you are hereby 
directed to notify the legal voters of said town of Acton, qualified to vote 
at town meetings for the transaction of town affairs, to meet in their 
respective precincts, to wit: 

Precinct 1 — Town Hall in said Acton. 
Precinct 2 — Universalis t Church, South Acton. 
Precinct 3 — Fire House, West Acton. 

At 12 o'clock noon, on Monday, the seventh day of March, 1932, by 
posting a copy of this warrant, by you attested, at each of the places as 
directed by vote of the town, seven days at least before the seventh day 
of March. 

To bring in their votes on one ballot for the following town officers: 
One moderator for one year, one town clerk for one year, one selectman 
for three years, one assessor for three years, three for department of public 
welfare for one year, one treasurer for one year, one collector of taxes for 
one year, four constables for one year, two for school committee for three 
years, one for board of health for three years, one cemetery commissioner 
for three years, one trustee Memorial Library for three years, one tree 
warden for one year. 

The polls will be open at 12 o'clock noon, and close at 7 o'clock P. AL 

You are further requested in the name of the Commonwealth of IVIassa- 

chusetts, to notify the legal voters of said town of Acton, as aforesaid, to 

meet at the Town Hall, in said Acton, on Monday, the 14th day of Marcli, 

at 9 o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to act on the following articles: 



Article I . To choose all necessary town officers and committees, and 
fix salaries of all town officers. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to accept the several reports 
of the town officers. 

Article 3. To hear and act upon the reports of any committees 
chosen at any previous meeting that have not already reported. 

Article 4. To see what sum of money the town will appropriate to 
defray the necessary and usual expenses of the several departments of the 
town and determine how the same shall be raised- 

Article 5. To see what sum of money the town will raise for the 
observance of Memorial Day. 

Article 6. To see what action the town will take in regard to the 
collection of taxes. 

Article 7. To see what sum of money the town will raise and appro- 
priate for the maintenance of the fire department, or vote anything 
thereon. 

Article 8. To see if the town will pay for fighting brush fires, and 
fix price thereon. 

Article 9. To see what action the town will take toward the sup- 
pression of the brown-tail and gypsy moth. 

Article 10. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money to 
insure the employees of the town or act anything thereon- 

Article 11. To see what amount of money the town will appro- 
priate for the payment of premiums on the treasurer's and collector's 
bonds, or act anything thereon. 

Article 12. To see if the town will authorize the treasurer, with 
approval of the selectmen, to borrow money from time to time, in anticipa- 
tion of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 1, 1932, and to 
issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, any debt or debts 
incurred under this vote to be paid from the revenue of said financial year. 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to employ a public health 
nurse, and appropriate a sum of money for the maintenance of the same- 
Article 14. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the 
sum of fifty (50) dollars, or some other amount, in furtherance of and the 
director to serve in cooperation with the Middlesex County Trustees for 
County Aid to Agriculture in the work of the Middlesex County Extension 
Service, under the provisions of Sections 40-45, Chapter 128, General Laws 
of Massachusetts. 

Article 15. To see if the town will vote to appropriate, by borrow- 
ing or otherwise, the sum of $7,763.17, said sum representing this town's 
assessment by the county for the Middlesex County Sanitorium. 

Article 16. Do you favor a continuance of the Old Age Assistance 
Law in Massachusetts in its present form of operation? 

Article 17. To see if the town will vote to instruct the Selectmen 
to appoint a permanent Police Officer or take any action thereon. 

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Article 18. To see if the town will take any action to reduce the fee 
for a license to slaughter, which has previously been fixed by the town at 
$100.00 per year. 

Article 19. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
$2,500 to continue the re-construction of High Street, provided a hke sum 
is allotted the town by the State and a similar sum by the County of 
Middlesex. 

Article 20. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
$2,500 to continue the re-construction of Newtown Road, provided a like 
sum is allotted the town by the State and a similar sum by the County of 
Middlesex. 

Article 21, To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the 
sum of $500,00 for the preparation of a zoning law and map to be 
presented to the town for acceptance at the next annual meeting, or act 
anything thereon. 

Article 22. To see if the Town will vote to put the old dump (now 
abandoned) at Concord Road and Hosmer Street in the care of the 
Cemetery Commissioners or act anything thereon- 

Article 22). To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $1,000.00, to purchase and install a fire whistle, or other fire 
signal device, for use at Acton Centre, or act anything thereon. 

Article 24. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate, by borrow- 
ing or otherwise, the sum of $4,500.00 to purchase a new fire pumping 
engine, or act anything thereon. 

Article 25. To determine whether the Town of Acton will relocate 
Newtown Road, so-called, nearby, or through the property of the Church 
of Jesus Christ, in accordance with plans satisfactory to the Department 
of Public Works, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or take any other 
action in relation thereto. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant with your doings 
thereon to the town clerk at or before the first time of meeting as afore- 
said. 

Given under our hands at Acton, this second day of February, 1932. 

HOWARD J. BILLINGS, 
WALDO E. WHITCOMB, 
WENDELL F. DAVIS, 

Selectmen of Acton. 

A true copy. Attest: JOHN T. McNIFF, Constable of Acton. 



Fire Alarm System 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING ALARM FOR FIRE 

In case of fire call telephone operator from nearest phone giving your 
name, section of town where fire is located and in South Acton your fire 
district number; also try and give nature of fire, (brush, chimney or 
building), 

LIST OF FIRE DISTRICT NUMBERS FOR SOUTH ACTON 

5 Quimby Square and Vicinity. 121 Near School House, So. Acton. 
14 Cor. Main and Prospect St. 122 Cor. School and Piper Rd. 

22 Cor. Maple and Martin St. 123 Cor. School and Laws Brook Rd. 

17) Cor. Stow and Martin St. 132 Cor. Chadwick and River St. 

24 Cor. Stow and Robbins Ct. 134 Parkers Crossing. 

26 Cor. Liberty and Robbins Ct. 211 High St. 

112 Cor. Central and Prospect St. 214 Fletcher Corner. 

113 Cor. Central and Martin St, 215 Powder Mills. 

33 Acton Center. 221 So. Main St. 

52 West Acton. 

Mill Numbers 

6 So. Acton Woolen Mill.— 8 A. Merriam Co.— 7 F. B. Lothrop Shop. 
Brush Fire — One long and Two short, followed by location number. 

Test Blows: 11—8 A. \i. and 8 P. M. 



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State Audit 



STATE HOUSE 

Boston, June 2, 1031 
To the Board of Selectmen 

Mr. Wendell F. Davis, Chairman^ 
Acton, Massachusett? 

Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the accounts of the Town of 
Acton for the period from September 27, 1927 to April 11, 1931, made in 
accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44 of the General Laws. This 
report is in the form of a report made to me by Mr. Edward H. Fenton, 
Chief Accountant of this Division. 

Very truly yours, 

THEODORE N. WADDELL, 

Director of Accounts. 



Mr. Theodore N. Waddell, Director of Accounts, 
Department of Corporations and Taxation, 
State House, Boston. 
Sir: 

In accordance with your instructions, 1 have made an audit of the 
books and accounts of the town of Acton for the period from September 
27, 1927, the date of the previous audit, to April 11, 1931, and report as 
follows thereon: 

The financial transactions of the town, as recorded on the books of 
the several departments receiving or disbursing: money for the town, were 
examined and checked for the period of the audit. 

The books and accounts in the town accountant's office were examined 
and checked. The recorded receipts were verified by a comparison with 
the treasurer's records, and the disbursements were checked with the war- 
rants authorizing payments and with the treasurer's books. 

The appropriations and transfers voted by the town, as shown by the 
town clerk's records, were checked to the accountant's ledger. The ledger 
accounts were analyzed, and a balance sheet, which is appended to this 
report, was prepared showing the financial condition of the town on April 
11, 1931. 

The books and accounts of the town treasurer were examined and 
checked. The recorded receipts were compared with the records of the 
several departments collecting money for the town and with the other 
sources from which money was paid into the town treasury, while the 

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payments were checked with the selectmen's warrants authorizing the 
treasurer to disburse town funds. The cash book was footed and the re- 
ceipts were analyzed. 

The cash on hand April 11, 1931, was verified by an actual count, 
and the bank balance was reconciled with a statement furnished by the 
bank. 

The debt and interest payments were checked w4th the amounts 
falling due and with the cancelled securities and coupons on file. 

The accounts of the town treasurer as water district treasurer were 
examined and checked. The cash balance on April 11, 1931, was verified 
by an actual count of the cash on hand and by a reconciliation of the bank 
account. 

The securities and savings bank books representing the investments 
of the trust funds in the custody of the treasurer and of the trustees of the 
Goodnow Fund were examined. The income was proved and the disburse- 
ments w^ere verified. It is recommended that all new trust fund bequests 
be accepted by vote of the town. 

In examining the compensation insurance policy carried by the town, 
it was noted that it included such town employees as the firemen and the 
nurse, although Sections 68 to 75, Chapter 152, General Laws, as amended 
by Chapter 309, Acts of 1927, extend the provisions of compensation in- 
surance for municipal employees to laborers, workmen, and mechanics 
only. The payment of premiums on classes of employees not included in 
the Workmen's Compensation Act should, therefore, not be made. 

The receipts from the sales of cemetery land should be reserved for 
appropriation in accordance with the provisions of Section 15, Chapter 
114, General Laws- 
It was noted that the annual salaries of the firemen were paid to the 
treasurer of the fire company, and that the regular pay-rolls of the high- 
way department were paid to the superintendent of streets for disburse- 
ment by him to the payees whose namss appeared on the pay-roll. Pay- 
ments of the highway and fire pay-rolls should be made only by the town 
treasurer, who should draw individual checks to the several payees, as re- 
quired by Section 35, Chapter 41, General Laws. 

The accounts of the collector of taxes for the period covered by the 
audit were examined and checked. The commitments were verified, the 
recorded collections were compared with the payments to the treasurer, 
and the recorded abatements were checked with the assessors' records of 
abatements granted. The outstanding accounts were listed and reconciled, 
and further verified by mailing notices to a number of persons whose 
names appeared on the books as owing money to the town, the replies re- 
ceived thereto indicating that the accounts, as listed, are correct. 

The records of receipts of the town clerk's department for hunting 
and fishing and for dog licenses issued were examined, and the payments) 
to the State and the County, respectively, were verified. The town clerk's 
cash balance on May 1, 1931, was in his personal checking account, and it 

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is therefore recommended that such money be kept in a separate account 
in the name of the town clerk of Acton. 

The surety bonds of the town treasurer and of the tax collector were 
examined. No surety bond was on file for the town clerk as required by 
Section 13, Chapter 41, General Laws. 

In addition to the departments and accounts mentioned, the accounts 
of all other departments collecting money for the town were examined and 
checked. 

Appended to this report, in addition to the balance sheet, are tables 
showing a reconciliation of the treasurer's cash, summaries of the tax 
accounts, and schedules showing the condition of the several trust funds. 

For the courtesies extended by the various town officials during the 
progress of the audit, I wish, on behalf of my assistants and for myself, 
to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDW. H. FENTON, 
Chief Accountant. 



RECONCILIATION OF TOWN TREASURER'S CASH 



Balance September 27, 1927, per previous audit, $19,016 67 
Receipts September 27 to December 31, 1927, 154,030 64 



Payments September 27 to December 31, 1927, 146,830 38 
Balance December 31, 1927, 26,216 93 



$173,047 31 

\ 

$173,047 31 



Balance January 1, 1928, $26,216 93 

Receipts 1928, 230,837 80 



Payments 1928, $237,767 98 

Balance December 31, 1928, 19,286 75 



$257,054 73 

\ 

$257,054 73 



Balance January 1, 1929, $19,286 75 

Receipts 1929, 205,353 44 



-$224,640 19 



Payments 1929, $205,983 93 

Balance December 31, 1929, 18,656 26 



-$224,640 19 



Balance January 1, 1930, $18,656 26 

Receipts 1930, 219,102 31 



Payments 1930, $219,866 34 

Balance December 31, 1930, 17 892 23 



$237,758 57 

^ 

$237,758 57 



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Balance January 1, 1931, 

Receipts January 1 to April 11, 1931, 

Payments January 1 to April 11, 1931, 
Balance April 11, 1931, per cash book. 



Balance April 11, 1931, per cash book, 
Unpaid orders April 11, 1931, 
Cash over. 

Payment in advance of orders- — 
Highways pay-roll, check. No. 3366, 

Overpayment — to be reimbursed, 

Cash balance April 11, 1931: 

First National Bank of Ayer, $1,783 85 

In office, (verified), 3,447 26 



First National Bank of Ayer 

Balance April 11, 1931, per statement, 
Balance April 11, 1931, per check register. 
Outstanding checks, April 11, 1931, per list, 



Balance October 14, 1927, per previous audit, 
Receipts October 14, 1927 to March 31, 1928, 

Payments October 14, 1927 to March 31, 1928, 
Balance March 31, 1928, 



Balance April 1, 1928, 

Receipts April 1, 1928 to March 31, 1929, 



Payments April 1, 1928 to March 31, 1929, 
Balance March 31, 1929, 



Balance April 1, 1929, 

Receipts April 1, 1929 to March 31, 1930, 



Payments April 1, 1929 to March 31, 1930, 
Balance March 31, 1930, 



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$17,892 23' 
12,065 34 


$29,957 57 




$28,660 43 
1,297 14 


$29,957 57 




$1,297 14 

4,191 53 

4 00 


$5,492 67 




$261 50 
06 




- $5,231 11 


$5,492 67 




er 

$1,783 85 
1,878 52 


$3,662 37 
$3,662 37 




TREASURER'S CASH 


$2,741 79 
5,460 68 


$8,202 47 




$4,488 36 
3,714 11 


$8,202 47 




$3,714.11 
12,027 24 


$15,741 35 




$11,526 69 
4,214 66 


$15,741 35 




$4,214 66 
12,211 85 


$16,426 51 




$12,216 08 
4,210 43 


$16,426 51 



Balance April 1, 1930, $4,210 43 

Receipts April 1, 1930 to March 31, 1931, 13,027 59 



$17,238 02 



Payments April 1, 1930 to March 31, 1931, $12,235 73 

Balance March 31, 1931, per cash book, 5,002 29 



$17,238 02 

Balance April 1, 1931, per cash book, $5,002 29 

Payments April 1 to 11, 1931, $82 50 

Balance April 11, 1931: 

First National Bank of Boston, $2,860 22 

Charlestown 5c Savings Bank 

Book No. 184651, 2,000 00 

Cash in office, (verified), , 59 57 



$4,919 79 
$5,002 29 



First National Bank of Boston 
Balance April 11, 1931, per statement, $2,861 72 

Balance April 11, 1931, per check register, $2,860 22 

Outstanding checks April 11, 1931, per list, 1 50 

$2,861 72 

T.\XES— 1924 
Cash on hand September 27, 1927, per previous audit, $2 10 

Payments to treasurer September 27 to December 31, 1927, $2 10 

TAXES— 1925 
Cash on hand Sept. 27, 1927, per previous audit, $489 94 

Outstanding Sept. 27, 1927, per previous audit, 3,431 69 

Interest collections Sept. 27 to Dec. 31, 1927, 358 61 

$4,280 24 

Payments to treasurer Sept. 27 to Dec. 31, 1927, $3,619 24 
Abatements Sept. 27 to Dec. 31, 1927, 657 00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1927 and April 11, 1931, per list, 4 00 

• $4,280 24 

TAXES— 1926 
Cash on hand Sept. 27, 1927, per previous audit, $449 71 

Outstanding Sept. 27, 1927, per previous audit, 17,863 40 
Abatements and payments: 



Refunded, $18 48 

Adjusted, 7 92 



Interest collections: 

1927, September 27 to 

December 31, $376 41 

1928, 1,191 94 



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$26.40 



$1,568 35 
$19,907 86 



Payments to treasurerr 

1927, September 27 to 

December 31, $7,004 05 

1928, 12,544 56 

$19,548 61 

Abatements: 

1927, September 27 to 

December 31, $38 28 

1928, 225 97 

$264 25 

Overpayment to treasurer, per previous audit, 95 00 

$19,907 m 

TAXES— 1927 

Commitment per warrant, $113,038 39 

Additional commitment, 46 70 

Interest collections: 

1927, September 27 to 

December 31, $121 74 

1928, 1,127 32 

1929, 2,198 26 

1930, 5 95 

$3,453 27 



Abatements and payments, refunded: 

1928, $9 15 

1929, 9 15 



$18 30 



Overpayment, adjusted, 1 66 

-$116,558 32 

Payments to treasurer: 
1927, September 27 to 

December 31 
1928, 
1929, 
1930, 

Abatements: 

1927, September 27 to 

December 31, 
1928, 
1929, 

Added to tax titles 1929, 

$116,558 M 

TAXES— 1928 

Commitment per warrant, $96,552 92 

Additional commitments, 44 20 

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$69,659 55 

23,790 32 

22,164 82 

5 95 


$115,620 64 

$808 06 
129 62 


$188 27 

78 71 

541 08 





Interest collections: 

1928, $50 04 

1929, 1,524 56 

1930, 1,563 78 

$3,138 38 

Abatements and payments, refunded 1929, 15 60 

$99,751 10 

Payments to treasurer: 

1928, $53,151 18 



1929, 30,326 32 

1930, 15,451 58 



$98,929 08 

Abatements: 

1928, $160 50 

1929, 143 00 

1930, 408 02 

$711 52 

Added to tax titles, 110 50 

$99,751 10 

TAXES— 1929 
Commitment per warrant, $89,923 88 

Additional commitments, 276 45 

Abatements and payments refunded 1929, 57 69 

Interest collections: 

1929, $24 97 

1930, 679 18 



$704 15 

$90,962 17 



Payments to treasurer: 

1929, $58,194 19 

1930, 16,996 72 

$75,190 91 

Abatements 1929, 217 13 

Added to tax titles 1930, 104 55 

Outstanding December 31, 1930, 15,449 58 

$90,962 17 

Outstanding January 1, 1931, $15,449 58 

Interest collections January 1 to April 11, 1931, 323 48 



$15,773 06 



Payments to treasurer Jan. 1 to April 11, 1931, $3,942 S3 
Outstanding April 11, 1931, per list, 11,596 30 

Cash on hand April 11, 1931, verified: 

Taxes, $202 23 

Interest, 31 70 



$233 93 

$15,773 06 



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TAXES— 1930 

Commitment per warrant, $85,204 70 

Additional commitment, 40 32 

Interest collections, 25 94 

Abatements and payments, refunded, 13 44 



$85,284 40 



Payments to treasurer, $53,251 20 

Abatements, 91 66 

Outstanding December 31, 1930, 31,941 54 



$85,284 40 



Outstanding January 1, 1931, $31,941 54 

Interest collections January 1 to April 11, 1931, 103 03 



$32,044 57 



Payments to treasurer Jan. 1 to April 11, 1931, $4,201 07 
Outstanding April 11, 1931, per list, 27,150 36 

Cash on hand April 11, 1931, verified: 

Taxes, $663 84 

Interest, 29 30 



$693 14 

$32,044 57 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES— 1929 

Commitments per warrants, $9,227 67 

Abatements and payments refunded: 

1929, $189 22 



1930, 29 38 



Interest collections: 

1929, $3 13 

1930, 76 05 



$218 60 



$79 18 

— $9,525 45 



Payments to treasurer: 

1929, $6,358 47 

1930, ' 2,024 67 



Abatements : 

1929, $664 98 

1930, 65 70 



$8,383 14 



$730 68 



Outstanding December 31, 1930, 411 63 

$9,525 45 

Outstanding January 1, 1931, $411 63 

Interest collections January 1 to 

April 11, 1931, 3 29 



$414 92 



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Outstanding April 11, 1931, per list, $367 72 

Cash on hand April 11, 1931, (verified) 

Motor vehicle excise taxes, $43 91 

Interest, 3 29 

$47 20 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES— 1930 

Commitment per warrants. 
Abatements and payments, refunded, 
Interest collections, 



Payments to treasurer. 

Abatements, 

Outstanding December 31, 1930, 

Outstanding January 1, 1931, 
Abatements and payments — refunded 

January 1 to April 11, 1931, 
Interest collections January 1 to April 11, 1931 



Payments to treasurer Jan. 1 to April 11, 1931, 
Abatements Jan. 1 to April 11, 1931, 
Outstanding April 11, 1931, per list, 
Cash on hand April 11, 1931, (verified) 

iVIotor vehicle excise taxes, $169 46 

Interest, 3 66 



:ES— 1930 

$8,512 34 

129 91 

7 38 


$8,649 63 
$8,649 63 


$5,468 54 

451 33 

2,729 76 




$2,729 76 

27 35 
14 07 


$2,771 18 


$647 38 

51 49 

1,899 19 



$173 12 



$2,771 18 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES— 1931 

Commitment Jan. 1 to April 11, 1931, per warrant. $1,961 86 
Abatements after payment, refunded, 8 78 



Payments to treasurer Jan. 1 to April 11, 1931 
Abatements Jan. 1 to April 11, 1931, 
Outstanding April 11, 1931, per list, 
Cash on hand April 11, 1931, (verified) 



DOG LICENSES 

Cash on hand October 18, 1927, per previous audit. 

Payments to county treasurer Oct. 18 to Dec. 31, 1927 

19 



$779 64 

53 53 

742 70 

394 77 


$1,970 64 
$1,970 64 




it. 


$503 00 


1927, 


$503 00 



Licenses issued 1928: 

111 Males and spayed females at $2 00, 
53 Females, at $5 00, 
1 Kennel, at $25 00, 



Payments to county treasurer 1928, 
Fees retained by town clerk, 277 at 20c, 
Due county treasurer December 31, 1928, 



Due county treasurer January 1, 1929, $3 60 

Issued 1929: 

210 Males and spayed females, 

at $2 00, $420 00 

44 Females, at $5 00, 220 00 

1 Kennel, at $25 00, 25 00 

$665 00 



$446 00 

265 00 

25 00 


$736 00 
$736 00 


$677 00 

55 40 

3 60 





Payments to county treasurer 1929, $612 80 

Fees retained by town clerk, 255 at 20c, 51 00 

Due county treasurer December 31, 1929, 4 80 



Due county treasurer January 1, 1930, $4 80 

Issued 1930: 

229 Males and spayed females, 

at $2 00, $458 00 

41 Females, at $5 00, 205 00 

2 Kennel, at $25 00, 50 00 

— $713 00 



Overpayment to county treasurer, 5 40 



Payments to county treasurer 1930, $667 00 

Fees retained by town clerk, 272 at 20c, 54 40 

Due county treasurer December 31, 1930, 1 80 



Due county treasurer January 1, 1931, $1 80 

Issued January 1 to May 1, 1931: 
73 Males and spayed females, 

at $2 00, $146 00 

8 Females, at $5 00, 40 00 

. $186 00 



20 



$668 60 



$668 60 



$723 IQ 



$723 20 



$187 80 



Fees retained by town clerk January 1 to 

May 1, 1931, 81 at 20c, 
Cash balance (due county treasurer) 

May 1, 1931, 



$16 20 
171 60 



$187 80 



$148 
IS 


50 
25 


$102 


50 


13 


75 


47 


50 



HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES 



Licenses issued January 1 to May 1, 1931: 
54 Resident citizens' sporting, at $2 75. 
1 Alien sporting, at $15 25, 



Payments to Division of Fisheries and Game, 

January 1 to May 1, 1931, 
Fees retained by town clerk January 1 to 

May 1, 1931, 55 at 25c, 
Cash balance (Due Division of Fisheries 

and Game) May 1, 1931, 



ELIZABETH WHITE CHARITY FUND 

In Custody of Town Treasurer 

Cash Savings Bank 
Deposits 
On hand at beginning of year 1930, $28,033 88 

On hand at end of year 1930, 28,346 70 

On hand April 11, 1931, $57 50 28,346 70 

Receipts Payments 

1930 

Income, $1,347 82 Added to deposits, 

Refund (1929 orders cancelled), 215 00 Relief, 



$163 75 



$163 75 



Total 

$28,033 88 
28,346 70 
28,404 20 



$312 82 
1,250 00 



$1,562 82 



Income, 



$1,562 82 
January 1 to April 11, 1931 

$57 50 Cash on hand, April 11, 1931, $57 50 

LIBRARY FUNDS 

In Custody of Town Treasurer 



Savings 
Deposits 

On hand at beginning of year 1930, $10,224 36 
On hand at end of year 1930, 10,342 79 

On hand April 11, 1931, 10,342 79 



Securities 
Par Value 

$1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 



Total 

$11,224 36 
11,342 79 
11,342 79 



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Receipts 



Payments 



Income, 

Bequest — Heald Fund, 



1930 

$556 23 Added to savings deposits, $118 43 
384 70 



$940 93 



Transfer to town: 

Heald account, $233 70 

Book account, 588 80 



$822 50 



$940 93 



FIREMEN'S RELIEF FUND 
In Custody of Town Treasurer 



On hand at beginning of year 1930, 




Savings 
Deposits 

$454 56 


Total 
$454 56 


On hand at end of year 1930, 




$477 54 


$477 54 


On hand April 11, 1931, 




$477 54 


$477 54 


Receipts 

1930 




Payments 




Income, $22 98 


Added to savings de- 
posits, 


$22 98 



APRIL 19th CELEBRATION FUND 
In Custody of Town Treasurer 



On hand at beginning of year 1930, 
On hand at end of year 1930, 
On hand April 11, 1931, 
Receipts 



Savings 
Deposits 

^m 14 

$218 49 
$218 49 
Payments 



1930 



Withdrawn from sav- 
ings deposits, 
Income, 



$103 65 
16 30 

$119 95 



Transfer to town, 



CEMETERY PERPETUAL CARE FUNDS 

In Custody of Town Treasurer 

Savings (Par) Value of 
Deposits Securities 



Cash 



On hand at beginning of 
year 1930, 

On hand at end of year 1930, 

On hand April 11, 1931, $125 00 



Total 

$322 14 

$218 49 
$218 49 



119 05 



119 95 



$33,282 15 
$33,974 39 
$33,974 39 



$4,500 00 
$4,200 00 
$4,200 00 



Total 

$37,782 15 
$38,174 39 
$38,299 39 



22 



Receipts 

Securities matured, 

Income, 

Bequests, 



Payments 



1930 



$300 00 
1,798 17 
1,600 00 



$3,698 17 



Added to savings depos- 
its, $692 24 

Transfer to Blanchard 

Fund, 1,325 81 

Transfer to Cemetery 

Surplus Fund, 276 37 

Transfer to town, 1,403 75 



$3,698 17 



Income, 
Bequest, 



January 1 to April 11, 1931 

Cash on hand, April 11, 



$25 00 
100 00 



1931, 



$125 00 



125 00 



$125 00 



CEMETERY SURPLUS FUND 
In Custody of Town Treasurer 



On hand at beginning of year 


1930, 


Savings 
Deposits 

$667 29 


Total 

$667 29 


On hand at end of year 1930, 




$892 95 


$892 95 


On hand April 11, 1931, 




$892 95 


$892 95 


Receipts 




Payments 





1930 



Transfer from Cemetery 

Perpetual Care Funds, $276 37 
Income, 32 79 



Added to savings depos- 
its, $225 66 
Transfer to town, 83 50 



$309 16 



$309 16 



LUKE BLANXHARD CEMETERY FUND 
In Custody of Town Treasurer 



On hand at beginning of year 1930, 
On hand at end of year 1930, 
On hand April 11, 1931, 



Savings 
Deposits 



$1,356 59 
$1,356 59 



Total 



$1,356 59 
$1,356 59 



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Receipts 






1930 


1 


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Transfer 


from Ceme- 








Deposited 


in savings 






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bank, 




$1,356 


59 


Fund. 




$1,325 


81 




Transfer to town 


30 


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Income, 


- 


61 


28 














$1,387 


09 


$1,387 


09 



CHARLOTTE L. GOODNOW FUND 

In Custody of Trustees 

Savings 

Deposits Total 

On hand at beginning of year 1930, $3,379 40 $3,379 40 

On hand at end of year 1930, $3,409 20 $3,409 20 

On hand April 11, 1931. $3,409 20 $3,409 20 

Receipts Payments 

1930 
Income, $164 80 Added to deposits, 29 80 

Evangelical Congrega- 
tional Church, 125 00 
Care of Cemetery lot, 10 00 



$164 80 $164 80 

January 1 to April 11, 1931 

Evangelical Congrega- 
Income, $22 50 tional Church, 22 50 



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26 



Selectmen's Report 



To the Citizens of the Town of Acton: 

We submit herewith a report of the various departments of the Town 
for the year ending December 31, 1931. 

During the last year the accounts of all the Town Departments were 
audited by the State Accountants. This audit covers a three year period 
and your attention is called to the report of the auditors which is made 
a part of this town report. 

At the last annual town meeting the selectmen were instructed to 
carry out special work under Articles 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 35 and 36 and the 
following action was taken on each article. 

Article 23. Authorized the selectmen to spend $500.00 to make 
changes and improvements in the library vault. This appropriation was 
found to be inadequate to do the work as planned and action under this 
article was postponed. 

Article 24. We have purchased and installed a gas range in the 
Town Hall and a gas hot water radiator in the town clerk's office at the 
town hall. 

Article 25. Cinder this article we have constructed a nev/ cement 
bridge on Stow street. The contract for this bridge was awarded to Hay- 
ward and Frost. 

Article 26. The contract for repairs and additions to the West Acton 
Fire House was given to Phalen and Smith. The building is now on a 
good foundation and is in excellent repair. New doors have been installed 
in addition to the work covered by the contract. Much credit is due the 
West Acton Fire Department for completing the grading around the build- 
ing without cost to the town. This grading represents a lot of hard work 
and a considerable saving for the town. 

Article 30. The selectmen have purchased the strip of land along 
the northerly side of the fire house lot in West Acton for the sum of fifty 
dollars. 

Article 35. The vote passed on this article was: "To appropriate 
the sum of $2000 to continue the reconstruction of the Newtowne Road 
to the Littleton line, provided the state and county contribute a sum suf- 
ficient to complete the road." The state and county refused to contribute 
a sum in excess of that appropriated by the town on this road, consequent- 
ly a special town meeting was called at which the town voted to appro- 
priate the sum of $2500 provided the state and county contributed like 
amounts for the reconstruction of this road. This gave us $7500 out of 

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which we had to pay John J. Watkins approximately $900, over-run on 
the previous year's work. This left us with approximately $6600 for the 
new construction on Newtowne Road in 1931. This work was done by 
the town forces and approximately 2700 feet of road completed and ac- 
cepted under our state contract. 

Article 36: Acting under this vote we have completed 4100 feet of 
new construction on High street at a cost of approximately $9000. This 
work was also done by the Town Road Department. 

During recent years the selectmen have adopted the general policy of 
letting our new construction road work out to a contractor and handling 
our general maintenance work with the town forces, and under normal 
conditions we firmly believe that to be the correct policy. However, owing 
to the unusual conditions of unemployment in this town during the past 
year it seemed to us to be advisable to sacrifice some of the savings whichi 
might have been effected by the contracting of our new construction work 
in order to place all of the money in town and give employment to as 
many as possible. Conditions to date this year show little improvement in 
the unemployment situation in this town and as there seems to be con- 
siderable difference of opinion among our citizens as to the advisability of 
doing our own new construction work, even under conditions such as ex- 
isted during this year, we suggest that everyone give some thought to this 
problem. This matter will undoubtedly come up for discussion at town 
meeting and the selectmen would like to know the attitude of the majority 
of our voters on this question. 

This year finds the town with all of its road and fire house notes paid 
up, leaving only the payments of $5000 annually on the high school in 
the form of bonded indebtedness. We have, however, been assessed 
$7763.17 as this town's share of the cost of the new County Sanitoriumj 
This assessment coming as it does in a^year when our receipts from the 
State and other sources have fallen off considerably is most unfortunate, 
but entirely outside of our control. 

Another major item has been added to our annual budget in the form 
of Old Age Assistance, which will require an appropriation of $5000 for 
the coming year. 

This town is, however, as a whole in an enviable financial condition, 
which condition can unquestionably be maintained by careful planning of 
our expenditures. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HOWARD J. BILLINGS, 
WALDO E. WHITCOMB, 
WENDELL F. DAVIS, 

Selectmen of Acton. 



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OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 

We are making our first report of the Old Age Assistance to the 
Town of Acton, from July 1, 1931 to December 31, 1931. During this 
time we have had fifteen applications. Eight of these have been rejected 
for the reason that they were not eligible for aid in this state. However, 
we have given aid to seven during this period to the amount of $978.00. 
Since January 1 we have added to this number, and for the coming year, 
we would recommend that the Town raise the sum of $5,000.00 to take 
care of the Old Age Assistance Act. 

• WALDO E. WHITCOMB, 
HOWARD J. BILLINGS, 
WENDELL F. DAVIS. 

Board of Selectmen. 



Department of Public Welfare 



To the Citizens of the Town of Acton: 

This year the Welfare work has been largely of a temporary nature. 
Seven families have been aided temporarily during the year, due to a 
large extent to the unemployment situation. We have rendered aid con- 
tinuously through the year to two persons, one living in Acton, the other in 
Lowell. 

We have had one Mother's Aid Case, with mother and two minor 
children. 

On July 1st two elderly persons were transferred to the Old Age 
Assistance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALDO E. WHITCOMB, 
HOWARD J. BILLINGS, 
WENDELL F. DAVIS, 

Board of Public Welfare. 



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Town Meetings 



Abstract of the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, March 9, 1931 

Article 1 . To choose all necessary town officers and committees and 
fix salaries of all town officers. 

Chose Charlotte Conant, trustee of the Elizabeth White fund for 
three years. 

Chose A. N. Hederstedt, trustee of the West Acton Fireman's Relief 
fund, for three years. 

Chose Horace F. Tuttle, trustee of the Goodnow fund, for three years. 

Voted: To fix the salary of the tax collector at three quarters of 
one per cent of the amount collected and to allow an additional charge for 
expense of postage incurred in the collection of taxes. 

Voted: That the salary of the chairman of the selectmen be two 
hundred dollars per annum and the other members one hundred dollars 
each per annum. 

Voted: That the salary of the moderator be fifteen dollars for the 
annual meeting and ten dollars for other meetings. 

Voted: That the salary of the chairman of the board of public wel 
fare be seventy-five dollars per annum and the other members forty dollars 
each per annum. 

Voted: That the salary of the town treasurer be five hundred dollars 
per annum. 

Voted: That the salary of the town accountant be four hundred 
dollars per annum. 

Voted: That the salary of the town clerk be two hundred dollars per 
annum. 

Voted: That the salaries of the assessors be nine hundred dollars, in 
the aggregate; per annum, to be apportioned as they may determine, the 
said sum to include any salary of a clerV. 

Voted: That the selectmen be instructed to fix the salaries of all 
other town officers. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to accept the several reports 
of the town officers. 

Voted: To accept the reports of the several town officers. 

Article 3. To hear and act upon the reports of any committees 
chosen at any previous meeting that have not already reported. 

The zoning committee by its chairman W. Stuart Allen presented a 
report. 

Voted: That the report of the committee on zonino; be received. 

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Article 4: To see what sum of money the town will appropriate to 
defray the necessary and usual expenses of the several departments of the 
town and determine how the same shall be raised. 

Under this article and other articles in the warrant it was voted to 
appropriate for: 

Roads, general maintenance 

Schools 

Street lighting 

Memorial Library, current expenses 

^Memorial Library, books 

Hydrant Service 

General government 

Buildings and Grounds 

Cemeteries 

Military aid 

State aid 

Soldiers' relief 

Police department 

Board of Health 

Public welfare 

Old age pension 

Snow removal 

Care of shade trees 

Unclassified 

Bonds, high school and others 

Interest on bonds and note: 

Interest on revenue loans 

Town forest 

Memorial Day 

Fire department maintenance 

Fire department, new hose 

Forest fires 

Gypsy moth work 

Liability insurance 

Treasurer's and collector's bonds 

Public health nurse 

Demonstration work, agriculture 

Library vault 

Gas range and heater 

Stow street bridge 

West Acton, fire house 

Zoning committee 

West Acton fire house, additional land 

High school insurance, amount indefinite 

Newtown road 

High street 

Voted: To appropriate $1,700 from the overlay si»-plus for a reserve 
fund. 

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$12,000 


00 


45,000 00 


5,400 


00 


1,000 


00 


200 


00 


6.029 


00 


5,000 


00 


800 


00 


1.200 


00 


200 


00 


360 


00 


600 


00 


1,500 


00 


1.000 


00 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


3,500 00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


8,400 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


150 


00 


300 


00 


2,000 


00 


700 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


270 


00 


2,200 


00 


50 


00 


500 


00 


300 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


200 00 


50 


00 


2,500 


00 


3,000 


00 



Voted: To instruct the assessors to deduct from the amount required 
to be assessed the current year $10,000 on account of surplus revenue and 
the amount of all the estimated receipts of the town except from loans and 
taxes. 

Article 5. To see what sum of money the town will raise for the ob- 
servance of Memorial Da\ 

Voted: To raise and appropriate the sum of three hundred dollars, 
to be expended under the direction of a committee consisting of the Com- 
mander of Isaac Davis Post, G. A. R., the commander of the American 
Legion and the chairman of the selectmen. 

Article 6. To see what action the town will take in regard to the 
collection of taxes. 

Voted: That all taxes, other than poll, shall be payable not later 
than Oct. 15, 1931, and on all taxes remaining unpaid after Nov. 1, interest 
shall be charged at the rate of six per cent per annum from Oct. 15, 1931 
until such taxes are paid. 

Article 7 . To see what sum of money the town will raise and appro- 
priate for the maintenance of the fire department, or act anything thereon 

Voted: To raise two thousand dollars for the maintenance of the 
lire department and seven hundred dollars for the purchase of new hose. 

Article 8. To see if the town will pay for fighting brush fires and 
fix price thereon. 

Voted: To appropriate five hundred dollars for fighting brush fires 
and that the price per hour be fixed by the forest warden. 

Article 9. To see what action the town will take toward the sup- 
pression of the gypsy and brown tail moth. 

Voted: To appropriate the sum of five hundred dollars. 

Article 10. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money to 
insure the employees of the town. 

Voted: To appropriate the sum of five hundred dollars. 

Article 11. To see what amount of money the town will appropriate 
for the payment of premiums on the treasurer's and collector's bonds, or 
act anything thereon. 

Voted: To appropriate the sum of two hundred and seventy dollars. 

Article 12. To see if the town will authorize the treasurer with the 
approval of the selectmen to borrow money from time to time, in anticipa- 
tion of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 1, 1931 and to 
issue a note or notes therefor payable within one year any debt or debts 
incurred under this vote to be paid from the revenue of said financial year, 

Voted: That the town treasurer, with the approval of the selectmen 
be and is hereby authorized to borrow money from time to time in an- 
ticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 1, 1931, 
and to issue a note or notes therefor payable within one year any debt or 

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debts incurred under this vote to be paid from the revenue of said financial 
year. 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to employ a public health 
nurse and appropriate a sum of money for the maintenance of the same. 

Voted: To employ a public health nurse to be under the direction of 
the Board of Health, 

Voted: To appropriate twenty- two hundred dollars for the salary 
and maintenance of said nurse. 

Article 14. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate fifty 
dollars or some other amount in furtherance of and the director to serve 
in cooperation with the Middlesex County Trustees for County Aid tc 
Agriculture in the work of the Middlesex County Extension Service, under 
the provisions of Sections 40 — 45, Chap. 128, General Laws of Massa- 
chusetts. 

Voted: To instruct the selectmen to appoint a director. 

Voted: To appropriate fifty dollars for the expenses and services of 
the director in the work of the Extension Service. 

Article 15. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of eight 
hundred dollars for the purpose of completing the action taken under Art. 
32, of last year, or take any action thereon. 

A motion to appropriate the sum of eight hundred dollars, for the 
purpose of constructing the roadway in accordance with the lay out of the 
county commissioners did not prevail. 

Article 16. To see if the town will vote to continue the reconstruc- 
tion of Nagog Hill road from a point about one hundred feet east of Main 
street to the intersection of said Nagog Hill road with Concord street, a 
distance of about 1000 feet, or act anything thereon. 

Voted: To dismiss the article. 

Article 17. To see if the town will vote to close the dump at South 
Acton, or act anything thereon 

Voted: That the Board of Health be instructed to close the dump at 
South Acton. 

• 

Article 18. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a 
sum of money to insure its town hall, or act anything thereon. 

A motion to appropriate $187.50 to insure the town hall for the term 
of three years for the amount of $10,000 did not prevail. 

Article 19. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the 
sum of $1350, to purchase and install a fire whistle, or other fire signal 
device for use at Acton Center, or act anything thereon. 

A motion to appropriate the sum of $1350, to purchase and install a 
fire whistle, in Acton Center, did not prevail. 

Article 20. To see what action the town will take toward locating 
the new forest fire pump in any particular precinct. 

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Voted: That the location of the forest fire truck be left with the 
forest warden. 

Article 21. To see if the town will accept the provisions of law 
relative to choosing one highway surveyor or a board of road com- 
missioners. 

A motion to choose one highway surveyor for the term of one year 
did not prevail. 

Article 22. To see what action the town will take in recognition of 
the gift to the town, of the sidewalks along Main street in the Center vil- 
lage. 

Voted, unanimously, the following resolution: 

Resolved: That the town of Acton hereby expresses its appreciation 
of the gift of Mr. Augustine B. Conant and others, which made possible the 
construction of cement sidewalks along Main street in Acton Center. 

Resolved: That a copy of these resolutions be sent to Mr. Conant, 
and also entered in the town records. 

Article 23. To see if the town will take some action to enlarge and 
improve the condition of the vault in the Memorial Library, now used for 
the keeping of the public records, and appropriate a sum of money therefor. 

Voted: That the selectmen be authorized to make such changes and 
improvements in the Library vault, used for the keeping of the town 
records as they may consider necessary. 

Voted: That $500 be appropriated for such changes and improve- 
ments. 

Article 24. To see if the town will vote to purchase a gas range for 
the town hall and a gas radiator heater for the town clerk's office in the 
town hall, or act anything thereon. 

Voted: That three hundred dollars be appropriated to purchase a 
gas range and radiator, to be placed in the town hall. 

Article 25. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of two 
thousand dollars to rebuild the Stow street bridge, or act anything thereon 

Voted: To appropriate $2000 for rebuilding Stow street bridge in 
South Acton. 

Article 26. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of $2000 tc 
install heat and make necessary repairs on the West Acton Fire House, or 
act anything thereon. 

Voted: To appropriate two thousand dollars to install heating ap- 
paratus and make other necessary repairs on the West Acton Fire House. 

Article 27. To see if the town will vote to install 18 one thousand 
candle power lights, six lights to be installed in each Village, or act any- 
thing thereon. 

Voted: To dismiss the article. 

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Article 28. To see if the town will vote to appoint a planning board 
in accordance with Chapter 41, Section 70, General Laws. 

Voted: That a planning board be appointed by the selectmen, to 
consist of six members, two from each precinct, and that such acts be 
taken as will conform with the state regulations governing the appointment 
of a planning board. 

Article 29. To see if the ^own will vote to appropriate the sum of 
$1500 for the purpose of preparing a zoning map and zoning law for the 
tovm to be brought before the town at the next annual town meeting an:! 
appoint a committee to carry out this article, or act anything thereon. 

A motion that the town appropriate $1500 to prepare a zoning may: 
and a zoning law for the towp to be presented at the next annual meeting 
and a committee appointed to carry out the vote did not prevail. 

Voted: That a committee be appointed by the moderator, two from 
each precinct, to consider the matter of zoning further and report at the 
next annual town meeting. 

\^oted: That two hundred dollars be appropriated for the use of 
said zoning committee. The mo^'^rator appointed the committee as fol- 
lows: W. Stuart Allen, William Rawitser, A. N. Hederstedt. George A 
Richardson, William H. Merriam and Everett N. Montague. 

Article 30. To see if the town will vote to purchase a strip of land of 
the Citizens Library Associat^'^n. situated on the northerly side of the Fire 
House in West Acton, or act anything thereon. 

Voted: To appropriate fifty dollars to purchase the strip of land 
along the northerly side of the Fire House lot in West Acton. 

Article 31. To see if the tcwn will appropriate the sum of $2000 
to lay approximately 1000 feet of pipe from the Maynard line to the prop- 
erty of the American Powder Company and install two hydrants, or act 
anything thereon. 

Voted: To pass over the article. 

Article 32. To see if the town will authorize the School Committee 
to dispose of the old building, formerly used for toilets at the West Acton 
school, or take any action thereon > 

Voted: To authorize the School Committee to dispose of the 
property described in the article. 

Article 33. To see if the town will vote to reinsure the high school 
building and its contents on the expiration of its present policies Nov. 1 
1931, and appropriate a sum of money to pay for such insurance, or act 
anything thereon. 

Voted: To instruct the school committee to insure the high school 
building for $50,000. and its contents for $10,000 for the term of five 
years. 

Voted: That a sum sufficfent to pay the premiums be appropriated 

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Article 34. To see if the town will vote to accept the proposed addi- 
tions to the by-laws as printed in the Town Report, or act anything 
thereon. 

Voted: To pass over the article. 

Article 35. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
four thousand dollars to continue the reconstruction of the Newtown road 
to the Littleton line provided a like sum is allotted to the town by the 
state and a similar sum by th^ County of Middlesex, or act anything, 
thereon. 

A motion in the form of the article did not prevail. 

Voted: To appropriate $2500 to continue the reconstruction of the 
Newtown road to the Littleton line provided the state and county con- 
tribute a sum sufficient to complete the road. 

Article 36. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
$3000, to rebuild High street, from a point opposite the home of William 
Rawitser to the Sudbury line provided a like sum is allotted to the town 
by the state and a similar amount by the County of Middlesex, or act 
anything thereon. 

Voted: To appropriate the sum of $3000, to rebuild High street 
from a point opposite the home of William Rawitser to the Sudbury hne, 
provided a like sum is allotted the town by the state and a similar sum by 
the County of Middlesex. 

Article 37, To determine whether the town of Acton will relocate 
Newtown road, socalled, near by or through the property of the Church of 
Jesus Christ, in accordance with plans satisfactory to the Department of 
Public Works, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or take any other action 
in relation thereto. 

Voted to pass over the article 

Article 38. To see if the town will vote to purchase new chairs for 
the town hall and appropriate ?. sum of money therefor, or act anythinsj 
thereon. 

A motion to appropriate $650 to purchase new chairs for the town 
hall did not prevail. 



Proceedings of a Special Town Meeting held May 29, 1931 

Article 1 . To see if the town will appropriate an additional sum of 
money for fighting brush fires. 

Voted: To appropriate the sum of $500 from overlay surplus. 

Article 2, To see if the town will appropriate an additional amount 
of money for the general maintenance of the fire department. 

Voted: To raise and appropriate the additional sum of $500 for the 
general maintenance of the fire department. 

Article 3 . To see if the town will rescind the vote taken at the annual 
town meeting under Article 35 relative to the construction of Newtown 
road. 

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Voted: To rescind the vote taken under Article 35, at the last an- 
nual town meeting relative to the construction of Newtown road. 

Article 4. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
^2500 to continue the reconstruction of Newtown road provided a like 
sum is alloted to the tov/n by the State Department of Public Works and 
;a similar sum by the County of Middlesex or act anything thereon. 

Voted: To appropriate the sum of $2500 to continue the recon- 
struction of Newtown road provided a like sum is allotted to the town by 
the State Department of Public Works and a similar sum by the County 
of Middlesex. 

Article 5. To see if the town will rescind the vote taken at the 
Annual Town Meeting under Article 33 relative to insurance on the High 
School Building. 

Voted: To rescind the vote taken at the last annual town meeting 
under Article 33 relative to insurance on the High School Building. 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to reinsure the high school 
building and appropriate a specific sum of money therefor. 

Voted: To appropriate the sum of $1000 to insure the high school 
building and contents said insurance to be placed by the school committee 
to the best possible advantage for a three year period. 

Voted, unanimously the following resolution: 

Resolved: That the town of Acton place on record its appreciation 
of the bequest to it under the will of Miss Susan Noyes Hosmer, a native 
of this town; the gift to be known as the Jeremiah Hosmer and Susan 
Noyes Hosmer Woodlawn Cemetery fund. 



Town Clerk's Report 

BIRTHS 

Whole number recorded 33 

Born in Acton 11 Native parentage 23 

Males 15 Foreign parentage 2 

Females 18 Mixed parentage 8 

MARRIAGES 

Whole number recorded 25 

Residents of Acton 34 Residents of other places 16 

DEATHS 

Whole number recorded 41 

Residents of Acton 40 Residents of other places 1 

Occuring in Acton 28 Occurring in other places 13 

Average age in years 58 

The town clerk requests information of any errors or omissions in the 
list of births, marriages and deaths. The town clerk hereby gives notice 
that he is prepared to furnish blanks for the return of births and deaths. 

HORACE F. TUTTLE, Town Clerk. 

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DEATHS RECrSTERED XK 1931 





Date of 






-Age- 




No. 


Death 


Name 


Years 


Months 


Da3r& 


1. 


Aug. 29. 


Blanchard, Annie M. 


68 


10 




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Feb. 7. 


Brill, Frederick Earl 


IS 


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16 


3. 


May 29. 


Clayton, Irma Elizabeth 


10 


\0 


12 


4. 


June 27.. 


Clough, Susan A. 


85 


5 


29 


5.. 


Jan. 23. 


Davis, Luther 


82 


9 


15 


6. 


April 8. 


Dufour, Ferdinand 


79 


5 


20 


7. 


June 21. 


Dunivan, Jerrey 


73 


S 


26 


8. 


March 24. 


Finney, Smith 


62 




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9. 


May 25. 


Gilbride, John E. 


71 


8 


28 


10, 


July 24, 


Godfrey, Albert E. 


61 


11 


3 


11. 


Aug. 2%, 


Gould, Paul 


67 


6 


26 


12. 


March 14. 


Hennessey, Hannah 


62 


6 




13. 


Aug. 21.. 


Hurley, Bridget 


59 


9 




14. 


Dec. 5. 


Kane, Katherine E. 


71 






15, 


Jail. 31. 


Kingsley, William Henry 


70 


3 


15 


16. 


Jan. 19. 


Lane, George W. 


79 


6 


22 


17. 


April 8, 


LeClair, Omar 


56 


5 




18. 


May IL 


Mead, Jennie Foster 


68 


11 


26 


19. 


Feb. 21. 


McCIenathan, Lottie Maria 


68 


10 


16 


20. 


April 1. 


McEUigott, Margaret 


68 




28 


21. 


June 20. 


McNiff, Elizabeth Frances 


52 


5 


17 


12. 


April 2, 


Morse, Walter 




4 


10 


n. 


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Nelson, Emery, Jr. 






1 


24. 


Dec. 4. 


O^Neil, James E. 


53 


9 


22 


25. 


April n. 


Proctor, Hiram W. B. 


76 




21 


26. 


Dec. 14. 


Reed, Archie B. 




2 


8 


27. 


Oct. 8. 


Rieg, John Brooks 


58 


10 


3 


28. 


Sept. 7. 


Russell, Catherine 


31 


3 


5 


29. 


July 12. 


Scott, Annie Banks 


67 


6 


23 


30. 


Feb. 23. 


Stiles, Franklin L. 


52 


8 


18 


31. 


Feb. 25. 


Stockwell, Laura Maria 


77 


5 


21 


32. 


Feb. 11. 


Taylor, Mary Briar 


78 


1 


8 


IZ. 


Feb. 28. 


Tucker, Walter F. 


53 


8 


11 


34. 


March 3L 


Tuttle, James B. 


74 




5 


35. 


Oct 17. 


Tuttle, Lizzie S. 


79 




17 


36. 


June 27- 


Tuttle, Sarah D. 


73 


4 


13 


37. 


Oct. 1. 


Walbridge, Etra A. 


71 


7 


18 


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May 2. 


Webster, George Andrew 


62 




25 


39. 


Feb, 13. 


Walther (child of Augustine J.) 






1 



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44 



PERSONS HAVING DOGS LICENSED IN 1931 



Allard, Moses 


$2 00' 


Davis, Warren A. & Son 


5 00 


Allen, W. Stuart 


2 OOi 


Densmore, Joseph A. 


2 00 


Alley, Frank 


2 00 


DeSousa, Joseph J. 


2 00 


Anderson, Emily 


2 00 


DiGiacomandrea, Carmine 


2 00 


Armburg, Fred 


2 00 


Doyle, Henry K. 


2 00 


Alt, Julia 


2 00 


Dreher, Gerald W. 


2 00 


Bancroft, C. A. 


5 00 


Drummond, Thomas F. 


2 00 


Batchelder, Walter I. 


2 00 


Durkee, Raymond F. 


2 00 


Baxter, Miriam F. 


2 00 


Edney, Charles F. 


2 00 


Beach, Stuart 


2 00 


Enneguess, Michael 


4 00 


Bedford, Mrs. A. E. 


2 00 


Fallon, James 


2 00 


Berglind, Edward E. 


2 00 


Farrar, J. 


2 00 


Berglind, John E. 


2 00 


Ferguson, Robert C. 


2 00 


Berry, Ethel M. 


5 00 


Fisher, Charles 


2 00 


Birch. Alfred 


2 00 


Finan, Bertha C. 


5 00 


Blaisdell, Lucile 


2 00 


Flagg, Alden 


4 00 


Bondelvitch, Walter 


4 00 


Fletcher. Charlie J. 


2 00 


Bowen, Robert M. 


2 00 


Fletcher. John L. 


4 00 


Bradford, F. W. R. 


2 00 


Fogarty. Ernest 


2 00 


Bradbury, Rolfe 


4 00 


Foley, Patrick 


2 00 


Braman, Dorothy 


5 00 


Fre'^man. Mathew 


7 00 


Brill, Fred E. 


2 00 


French, Sarah M. 


2 00 


Brown, Robert 


2 00 


Frost, Alan B. 


5 00 


Brown, Evelyn L. 


2 00 


Fullonton, L. T. 


2 00 


Bulette. Frank W. 


2 00 


Gallagher, T. C. 


5 00 


Caldwell, Hazel 


2 00 


Gallant. Mildred 


4 00 


Caldwell. Margaret 


2 00 


Gallant. Minnie P. 


2 00 


Cahill, William 


2 00 


Gagnon, John B. 


2 00 


Carlson, Christian 


2 00 


Garceau, Jean B. 


5 00 


Chaffin, Nancy S. 


4 00 


Gibbs, Harriet E. 


2 00 


Charter, W. W. 


2 00 


Goodwin, Clare R. 


2 00 


Charles. Florence F. 


2 00 


Green. Catherine 


2 00 


Christofferson, Allen M. 


2 00 


Green, Fred 


2 00 


Clark. 0. Lawrence 


2 00 


Griffin, Franklin E. 


7 00 


CMin, Leon N. 


2 00 


Hall, Mary F. 


2 00 


Clifford, Albert 


2 00 


Harrison, B. M. 


4 00 


Condon, Timothy 


2 00 


Hart, Mrs. Nelson 


2 00 


Conant Charlotte 


2 00 


Harvey, Lucretia H. 


7 00 


Cook, Walter M. 


5 00 


Haskell. Albert 


2 00 


Cooper, Ernest S. 


2 00 


Hayes, Michael G. 


4 00 


Coughlin. Genevieve E. 


2 00 


Hayes, William 


2 00 


Coughlin, Harold J. 


4 00 


Haynes. Albert L. 


2 00 


Creeley. Genevieve J. 


2 00 


Hay ward, George K. 


2 00 


Crocker, Charles Mrs. 


2 00 


Henson, William D. 


2 00 


Crowfoot, Martha A. 


5 00 Hicks, Albert J. 


2 00 


Curley, Thomas 


2 00 


Hilhard, John A. 


2 00 


Davis, Charles E. 


14 00 


Holbrook, F. A. 


2 00 


Davis, H. S. 


4 00 


Holden, F. H. 


2 00 



45 



Holden, Willis L. 


2 00 


Murgatroyd, James 


9 00 


Holland, J. H. 


5 00 


Nealey, Edward 


2 00 


Holland, Neville R. 


2 00 


Newell. Dorothy 


2 00 


Hollowell, F. Elwyn 


2 00 


Newell, L. F. 


2 00 


Howe, Leland 


2 00 


Newport, Harold 


2 00 


Howe, 0. H. 


2 00 


Nichols, Orla 


5 00 


Hurley, James J. 


2 00 


jNoterman, Emile 


7 00 


Jalonen, Arthur 


4 00 


Nugent, John J. 


5 00 


Jenks, A. R. 


2 00 


blsen, Peter, Jr. 


2 00 


Jensen, Peter 


7 00 


O'Neil, James 


10 00 


Johnson, Albion 


2 00 


Pearl, A. Y. 


5 00 


Jones, A. C. 


2 00 


Pederson, John 


5 00 


Jones, Howard F, 


2 00 


Peterson, Edwin 


2 00 


Jones, Hugh M. 


2 00 


Peterson. Mrs. Ivar 


2 00 


Jones, Warren H. 


2 00 


Penney, D. F. 


4 00 


Kane, Walter E. 


2 00 


Penney, George 


5 00 


Kazokas, Cyprus 


7 00 


Penney, John 


5 00 


Kelley, Julia T. 


2 00 


Perkins, A. Hazelton 


2 00 


King, Benjamin 


4 00 


Perry. Antonio 


2 00 


Kilmartin, W. T. 


25 00 


Phillips, Andrew- 


2 00 


Knowlton, Samuel E. 


2 00 


Pope, Bessie N. 


4 00 


Laffin, Ormal S. R. 


2 00 


Porter, Fannie T. 


2 00 


LaRoche, Arthur 


4 00 


Pratt, Edward F. 


2 00 


Larrabee, G. W. 


5 00 


Pratt, Herbert T. 


2 00 


LaTullip, John 


2 00 


Price, Louise M. 


2 00 


Lears, William 


2 00 


Rafuse, Edith M. 


2 00 


LeClare, Omar 


2 00 


Rawitzer, William 


2 00 


Littlefield, Ralph 


4 00 


Reed, G. Howard 


5 00 


Livermore, Elliot 


5 00 


Reed, Otis J. 


2 00 


Livermore, W. J. 


2 00 


Reid, Robert A., 3d 


2 00 


Marsh, A. W. 


2 00 


Reynolds, Arthur 


2 00 


MacGregor, Stuart 


2 00 


Reynolds, Harold R. 


2 00 


MacKinnon, F. R. 


4 00 


Reynolds, Jesse C. 


2 00 


Mason, Roger 


6 00 


Richards, Fred V. 


2 00 


Massie, William, Jr. 


2 00 


Richardson. George A. 


2 00 


Mayell, Ernest A. 


2 00 


Robbins, Freeman W. 


2 00 


Maynes, Everett M. 


2 00 


Robbins, Mildred H. 


5 00 


McGovern, John 


2 00 


Robbins, Paul G. 


2 00 


McLaughlin, Joseph 


2 00 


Rugg, George 


2 00 


Mead, Hobart E. 


2 00 


Sanborn, Everett R. 


2 00 


Mekkelsen, Martha 


4 00 


Sawyer, Benjamin H. 


2 00 


Mekkelsen, Thora 


5 001 


Schofield, Harris C. 


5 00 


Mel, Eleanor 


4 00 


Scott, T. A. 


4 00 


Merriam, Harold 


2 00 


Shapley, Eva C. 


2 00 


Middleton, Willis J. 


4 00 


Sisson, George T. 


12 00 


Morehouse, Mrs. C. F. 


2 00 


Smith, Hattie E. 


4 00 


Morse, Stella 


2 00 


Smith, Ralph 


2 00 


Morrison, Frederick D. 


5 00 


Soar, Henry 


2 00 


Munn, William 


2 00 


Spinney, Alice L. 


2 00 



46 



Starck, Cecil 




2 


00 


Victoria, Manuel 


2 00 


Stokes, William 




2 


00 


\atkaukas, Anthony 


2 00 


Stoney, Mrs. Reginald 




2 


00 


Waite, F. A. 


7 00 


Sweet, William 




2 


00 


Walouk, John 


7 00 


Sylvia, E. W. 




2 


00 


Watkins, John H. 


4 00 


Taylor, Edith 




2 


00 


Weaver, George T. 


25 00 


Taylor, Spencer H. 




2 


00 


Whitcomb, Fred S. 


2 CO 


Todd, Ethel 




10 


00 


Whitney, Cora A. 


2 00 


Tolman, Wilbur 




5 


00 


Willett, Robert G. 


2 00 


Tracy, Alfred 




2 


00 


Wise, Glenna 


2 00 


Tripp, Horatio W. 




2 


00 


Wood, Mrs. H. L. 


2 00 


Tucker, George S., Jr. 




2 


00 


Wood, Oliver D. 


2 00 


Tucker, Lawrence I. 




2 


00 


Woodworth, Randall N. 


2 00 


Tuttle, George F. 




2 


00 


Young, David E. 


2 00 


Tuttle, Horace C. 




2 


00 






227 licenses at 






$2 00 $454 00 




40 licenses at 






5 00 200 00 




2 licenses at 








25 00 50 00 






704 00 




Deduct fees — 269 lice 


nses at 


20c ea 


ch 53 80 






650 20 




Due county treasurer, 


1930 




1 80 














$652 00 






May 25, 1931— Paid ( 


:ounty 


treasurer 


215 40 


Nov. 21, 1931— Paid 


county 


treasur 


er 


436 60 






652 00 



NOTICE 

All dog licenses here listed expire March 31, 1932. 

Dogs must be licensed on or before April 1st or the owners or keepers 
thereof are liable to a fine. 

The law applies to all dogs three months old or over, regardless of 
time of year ownership is acquired. 

No tax bills are sent to owners of dogs. 

HORACE F. TUTTLE, Town Clerk. 



47 



Treasurer's Report 

Year Ending December 31, 1931 



Cash on hand 

Received from State Treasurer: 
Highway Department 
Highway Department 
Highway Department 
Highway Department 
Highway Department 
Highway Department 
Highway Department 
Highway Department 
Aiding Mothers 
Income of Mass. School Fund 
For Reduction of Taxes 
Tuition of Children 
Reimbursement, loss on taxes 
Income Tax 

Corporation Tax, business 
Corporation Tax, lights and water 
Corporation Tax, Railroad, Tel. and Tel, 
Trust Company Tax 
National Bank Tax 
State Aid 

Veterans exemption 
Corporation Tax, P. S. 
Corporation Tax, P. S. 
Corporation Tax, business 

County Treasurer: 
Highway Department 
Highway Department 
Highway Department 
Highway Department 
Highway Department 
Highway Department 
Highway Department 
Dog Tax 

Miscellaneous Receipts: 
Board of Health, milk licenses 
Board of Health, milk licenses 
Director of Standards, licenses 
House of Correction, fines 
First National Bank of Ayer, loan 



48 



$17,892 


23 


2,300 00 


1,300 


00 


650 


00 


2,650 


00 


2,350 


00 


150 


00 


400 


00 


3,500 


00 


176 


26 


1,565 


07 


1,450 00 


580 


58 


465 


08 


12,392 


15 


4,286 


60 


343 


28 


439 


10 


80 


30 


38 


48 


273 


00 


21 


67 


4 


67 


2 


61 


109 


44 


1,300 


00 


650 


00 


2,100 


00 


550 00 


2,350 


00 


150 00 


400 


00 


581 


22 


10 00 


10 00 


8 


00 


19 


00 


25,000 00 



First National Bank of Ayer, loan 

Selectmen, cement mixer 

Board of Public Welfare, aid refunded 

Boston & Maine, Hapgood Crossing fence 

Town of Concord, Xagog Tax Acct. 

Board of Health, alcohol licenses 

Director of Standards, license 

F. W. Green, rental of lowering device 

First National Bank of Ayer, loan 

Library Fines 

Court Fines 

Nurses Collections, L- E, Frost 

Selectmen, licenses 

Bank Interest, Ayer 

Boston & Maine, brush fires 

Sealer of Weights and ^Measures, R. M. Littlefield 

Town Hall, rent 

School Tuition: 
Hamilton Children 
Carlisle 
Boxborough 
Cunningham Children 
Boxborough 

Cemetery Lots Sold: 
Woodlawn 
Mt. Hope 
Library Transfer 

Susan Hosmer Cemetery Fund, transfer 
Perpetual Care Transfer 
Luke Blanchard Fund Transfer 



00 
00 



12 

00 
00 
00 



25.000 

25 

40 00 
124 82 

25 

15 
8 

66 
50,000 00 

63 00 
312 
139 

32 
163 
397 

72 
141 



35 
50 
00 
55 
65 
45 
30 



8 88 

149 85 

1,357 95 

107 00 

862 47 

115 00 

130 00 

502 17 

459 38 

$1,450 75 

40 00 



- 


$120,465 40 


Received of Charles A. Durkee, Collector: 




1925 Adjustment Tax, 


2 00 


1929 Taxes, 


16,429 33 


1930 Taxes, 


17,622 48 


1931 Taxes, 


55,942 29 


1929 Excise Taxes, 


431 96 


1930 Excise Taxes, 


2,397 25 


1931 Excise Taxes, 


4,882 34 


Bank Interest, 


20 16 


- 


$97,727 81 


Total, 


$236,085 44 


Paid Selectmen's Orders, 


$227,222 99 



Balance on hand, 



$8,862 45 
FRANK W. HOIT, Treasurer. 



49 



OUTSTANDING NOTES AND BONDS 

Note: Anticipation revenue, due December, 1932, $20,000 00 

High School Bonds, due 1932 4,000 00 

High School Bonds, due 1933 to 1945, 37,000 00 



CEMETERY FUNDS 



Principal funds, 
Unexpended balance, 



Received for Perpetual Care: 

Cyrus Hayward lot, Mt. Hope, 

George B. Stockwell lot, Mt. Hope, 

George W. Brigham lot, Woodlawn, 

J. Davis Richardson lot, Woodlawn, 

Windsor Pratt lot, Mt. Hope 

Mrs- Minnie Davis lot, Woodlawn, 

Thomas P. Owen lot, Woodlawn, 

Charles C. Wetherbee lot, Woodlawn, 

George W. Crampton lot, Mt. Hope 

Mr. and Mrs. Frederic S. INIead lot. Mt. Hope 



Received Interest: 



$33,982 


21 


4,192 


IS 


$38,174 


39 


$100 00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


75 


00 


100 00 


25 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 



$900 00 



Lowell Central Savings, $45 50 

Middlesex Institution, 138 17 

North Middlesex, 105 74 

Maynard Trust Co., 100 00 

Assabet Institution, 33 12 

Warren Institution, ' 99 00 

East Cambridge, 95 00 

Marlboro Savings, 50 00 

Boston Five Cent, 80 00 

Worcester North, 92 50 

Home Savings, 45 00 

Worcester Five Cent, 63 75 

Suffolk Savings, 127 50 

Athol Savings, 47 26 

Water Bonds, 162 00 

Hudson Savings, 31 97 

Charlestow^n Five Cent, 75 00 

Charlestown Five Cent, 75 00 

Charlestown Five Cent, 15 00 

50 



Charlestown Five Cent, 
Assabet Institution, 



Transferred to Surplus Account. 



Paid: Town of Acton for care of lots. 

Cash in: 

Lowell Central Savings, 
Middlesex Institution, 
North Middlesex, 
Maynard Trust Co., 
Assabet Institution, 
\\^arren Institution, 
East Cambridge, 
Marlboro Savings, 
Boston Five Cent, 
Worcester North, 
Home Savings, 
Worcester Five Cent, 
Suffolk Savings, 
Athol Savings, 
Water Bonds, 
Hudson Savings, 
Charlestown Five Cent, 
Charlestown Five Cent, 
Charlestown Five Cent, 
Charlestown Five Cent, 
Assabet Institution, 



12 


50 


100 


00 


$1,594 


01 


25 


40 


$1,568 


61 


$40,643 


00 


$1,450 


75 


1,000 


00 


2,875 


00 


2,200 


00 


3,228 


96 


728 


25 


2.200 


00 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,500 


00 


3,000 


00 


1,050 


00 


3,900 


00 


1,650 


00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 


00 


300 


00 


250 


00 


4,310 


04 


$40,643 


00 



CEMETERY SURPLUS 

Balance, 

Interest — Assabet Institution. 

Transferred from Cemetery Account, 



Cash: 



Assabet Institution for Savings, 



$892 


95 


39 


42 


25 


40 



$957 77 

$957 77 
FRANK W. HOIT, Treasurer. 



51 



ELIZABETH WHITE FUND 

Principal Fund, 
Unexpended Balance, 
Received Interest: 

Waltham Savings Bank, 

Worcester North Savings^ 

East Cambridge Savings, 

Charlestown Five Cent, 

Andover Savings, 

Lowell Institution for Savings, 

North Middlesex Savings, 

Middlesex Institution for Savings^ 

Worcester Five Cent, 

Athol Savings, 

Lawrence Savings, 

Amherst Savings, 

Marlboro Savings, 

Hudson Savings, on income, 

Assabet Institution for Savings, on income. 



Paid trustees orders. 

Cash in Waltham Savings, 

Worcester North, 

East Cambridge Savings, 

Charlestown Five Cent, 

Andover Savings, 

Lowell Institution for Savings, 

North Middlesex Savings, 

Middlesex Institution for Savings, 

Worcester Five Cent, 

Athol Savings, 

Lawrence Savings, 

Amherst Savings, 

Marlboro Savings, 

Hudson Savings, 

Assabet Institution for Savings, 



Unexpended balance, 



$25,000 00 


3,346 


70 


90 


00 


46 


25 


95 


00 


100 


00 


90 00 


90 


00 


95 


00 


95 


00 


85 


00 


90 00 


80 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


50 


63 


73 


45 


$29,627 


03 


$1,895 


00 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2.000 


on 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,732 


03 


$29,627 03 


2.732 


03 



FRANK W. HOIT, Treasurer. 



SUSAN NOYES HOSMER CEMETERY FUND 

Principal Fund, $82,238 95 

Received Interest: 

Arlington Five Cent, 93 75 

Athol Savings, 67 50 

52 



Lynn Five Cent, 63 33 

Leominster Savings 67 50 

Springfield Savings, 60 00 

Greenfield Savings, 60 00 

W'inchendon Savings, 45 84 

Waltham Savings, 56 25 

Lexington Savings, 20 00 

Framingham Savings, 37 50 

Andover Savings, S3 75 

North Middlesex Savings, 82 50 

Medford Savings, 45 00 

Charlestown Five Cent, 62 50 

Worcester North Savings, 67 87 

Middlesex Institution for Savings, 68 39 

Cambridge Savings, 112 50 

Marlboro Savings, 75 00 

Hudson Savings, 91 67 

Springfield Five Cent, 100 00 





^^83,549 80 


Transferred to Tcwn Account, 


$459 38 


Cash in Springfield Five Cent, 


5,U00 00 


Waltham Savings, 


5,000 00 


Springfield Institution for Savings, 


3.000 00 


Cambridge Savings, 


5,000 00 


Charlestown Five Cent, 


5,000 00 


Worcester North Savings, 


3,000 00 


Athol Savings, 


3,000 00 


Andover Savings, 


3,000 00 


Medford Savings, 


3,000 00 


Marlboro Savings, 


3,000 00 


Leominster Savings, 


3,000 00 


Hudson Savings, 


5,000 00 


North Middlesex Savings, 


5.000 00 


Greenfield Savings, 


3.000 00 


Middlesex Institution for Savings, 


6,238 95 


Lexington Savings, 


3,000 00 


Arlington Five Cent, 


5,000 00 


Lynn Five Cent, 


4,000 00 


Winchendon Savings, 


5,000 00 


Framingham Savings, 


5,000 00 


Middlesex Institution for Savings, (balance), 


851 47 



$83,549 80 
FRANK W. HOIT, Treasurer. 
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LUKE BLANCHARD CEMETERY FUND 



Balance. 



$1,356 60 



Received Interest: 

Warren Institution 
Mass. Savings Bank, 
Charlestown Five Cent, 
Charlestown Five Cent* 



Paid Town of Acton, 

Cash: 

Warren Institution 
Mass. Savings Bank, 
Charlestown Five Cent^ 
Charlestown Five Cent. 



3 


74 


41 


88 


10 


85 


4 


20 


$1,417 


27 


40 


00 


86 


64 


977 


52 


87 


37 


225 


74 



$1,417 27 
FRANK W. HOTT. Treasurer. 



WILDE MEMORIAL LIBRARY FUND 

Principal Fund, 

Susan Augusta and Luther Conant Fund, 
Hiram J. Hapgood Fund- 
Luke Tuttle Fund. 
John W. Heald Fund, 
Unexpended Balance. 
Susan Noyes Hosnter Fund.. 

Received Interest: 
Home Savings. 
Middlesex Institution. 
Lowell City Institution, 
Charlestown Five Cent, 
Massachusetts Savings, 
Warren Institution 

Middlesex Institution, (Heald Fund), 
Cambridge Savings, (Hosmer Fund). 
West Shore R. R. Bond, 
Maynard Trust Co., 



Paid: Town of Acton — Book Account, 

Cash: Home Savings, 
Middlesex Institution, 



$9,000 00 


1.000 00 


200 


00 


200 


00 


817 


00 


125 


79 


2,016 


90 


45 


00 


48 


06 


45 


50 


151 


88 


42 


94 


91 


01 


39 


26 


45 


36 


40 


00 


14 


43 


$13,923 


\?> 


$502 


17 


1.000 00 


1,000 


00 



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Lowell City Institution. 
Charlestown Five Cent> 
Massachusetts Savings, 
Warren Institution, 
Middlesex Institution. 
West Shore R R. Bond. 
Cambridge Savings, 
Maynard Trust Co., 
Maynard Trust Co,, balanc; 



1,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


1.000 


00 


2.000 


00 


817 


00 


1,000 00 


2.016 


90 


400 


00 


187 


06 



$13,923 13 
FRANK \\*. HOIT. Treasurer. 



19TH OF APRIL FUND 

Balance S218 49 

Interest — ^liddlesex Institution 10 47 



$228 96 
Cash: 

Middlesex Institution $228 96 

FRANK \\\ HOIT. Treasurer. 



F1REMAX\S RELIEF FUND 

Balance. $477 54 

Interest — Middlesex Institution, 22 93 



$500 47 
Cash: 

Middlesex Institution $500 47 

FRANK W. HOIT. Treasurer. 



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Goodnow Fund 



For the Year Ending December 31, 1931 

INVESTMENTS 

Warfen Institution for Savings, 
Charlestown Five Cents Savings Bank, 
City Institution for Savings, Lowell, 



RECEIPTS 

Warren Institution for Savings 
Charlestown Five Cents Savings Bank, 
City Institution for Savings, 



PAYMENTS 

Ella L. Miller, treasurer of the Evangelical 

church in Acton, $125 00 

Fred W- Green, care of Goodnow lot, Woodlawn 
cemetery, 10 00 

Added to savings deposit, 24 10 



$1,433 30 






1,000 


00 






1,000 


00 










$1,433 


SO 


64 


10 


50 


00 






45 


00 


<ci <;o 


in 



$159 10 



CHARLOTTE CONANT, 
CHARLES E. SMITH, 
HORACE F. TUTTLE. 

Trustees of Goodnow Fund. 



Elizabeth White Fund 



The trustees have signed orders to the treasurer for eighteen hundred 
tiinety-five dollars ($1895.00) for the year ending December 31, 1931. 

These orders have been given after investigating and finding each 
person to be needy and worthy of help from this trust fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WARREN H. JONES, 
WALDO E. WHITCOMB. 
CHARLOTTE CONANT, 
Trustees of the Elizabeth White Fund. 



Report of Tax Collectof 



1929 

Dr. 

Uncollected January 1. 1931. $15,449 58 

Interest collectedv 1.525 46 

— ^ S16.975 04 

Cr. 

Paid treasurer, $16,429 33 

Abated, 545 71 



$16,975 04 



1930 

Dr. 

LTncollected January 1, 1931, $31,941 54 

Interest collected, 687 79 

$32,629 33 

Or. 

Paid treasurer, $17,622 48 

Uncollected January 1, 1932, 15,006 85 

■ ■ $32,629 33 



1931 

Dr. 

Committed, $88,513 43 

Interest collected, 17 45 

— $88,530 8^ 

Cr. 
Paid treasurer, $55,942 29 

Abated, 137 10 

Uncollected January 1, 1932, 32,451 49 

^^ —$88,530 88 

1929 EXCISE 

Dn 

Uncollected January 1, 1931, $411 63 

Interest collected, 43 03 

$454 66 



Cr. 
Paid treasurer, $431 96 

Abated, 22 70 



1930 EXCISE 

Dr. 

Uncollected January 1, 1931, $2,729 76 

Interest collected, 103 46 



$454 66 



$2,833 22 



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Cr. 

Paid treasurer, $2,397 25 

Abated, 83 74 

Uncollected January 1, 1932, 352 23 



Committed- 
Interest collected. 


1932 


1931 


EXCISE 
Dr. 

Cr. 


$8,835 40 
15 40 

<tq ocrj on 


Paid treasurer, 

Abated, 

Uncollected January 1. 


$4,882 34 

241 46 

3.727 00 

(TO ocn on 



BANK INTEREST 

Received from Maynard Trust Co. $20 16 

Paid Treasurer, 20 16 

SUMMARY OF TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT 



1929 town tax, 

1930 town tax, 

1931 town tax, 

1929 excise, 

1930 excise, 

1931 excise. 
Bank interest, 


TOTAL DEBITS 
TOTAL CREDITS 

CHARLES 


$16,975 04 
32,629 33 

88,530 88 

454 66 

2.833 22 

8.850 80 

20 16 

<si '^^ ''04 no 


Cash paid treasurer, 

Abatements, 

Uncollected, 


$97,725 81 

1.030 71 

51.537 57 

<?;i "^n ?o/i no 




A. DURKEE, Tax Collector. 


Slaughtering Inspector's Report, 1931 

Veal Beef Hogs 
2U 96 11 

CONDEMNED 
7 3 
Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES KINSLEY, Inspector. 



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Report of Superintendent of Streets 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

I submit herewith my report covering the highway maintenance and 
new construction work during 1931. 

In addition to the regular maintenance work, such as scraping, 
dragging, surface repairs and patching the following streets have been 
surface treated: 

With 45 percent asphaltic oil: Woodbury lane. Maple avenue, Nagog 
Hill road, Harris street, Davis road. Brooks street. Strawberry Hill road, 
Esterbrook road. Pope road, Wetherbee street, Hosmer street, Taylor road, 
Central street. Powder Mill road. Concord street, Chadwick street. Piper 
street, Stow street. Liberty street, Martin street. Maple street. Prospect 
street, Arlington street. Elm street, Nashoba road, Homestead street, Davis 
terrace, Wright terrace, Windsor avenue. 

With Tarvia: Main street, Newtown road, Massachusetts avenue, 
Laws Brook road. School street (S. A.), Pearl street, Windsor avenue, 
Summer street. 

New Gravel: 

Strawberry Hill road, 1,200 feet 

Carlisle road, 750 feet 

Nagog Hill road, 1,500 feet 

Piper road, 960 feet 

Hammond street, 375 feet 

Nashoba road, 550 feet 

Charter road, 715 feet 

Arlington street, 270 feet 

Stow road, 1,275 feet 

Parker street, 800 feet 

New Drainage: 

Maple street (S. A.) — One catch basin, 38 feet of 12 inch corrugated 
iron pipe. 

Church street — 27 feet of 12 inch corrugated iron pipe. 
Arlington street — One catch basin. 

Central street — Four catch basins; 200 feet of 12 inch concrete pipe- 
Main street — 850 feet of 12 inch concrete pipe. 
Willow street — 678 feet of 12 inch concrete pipe. 
Bridge Work: 
New cement bridge constructed under contract by Hayward and Frost. 
Railroad bridge over Fitchburg Division tracks at South Acton re- 
planked. 

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N'ew Cofistrtictiorf:' 

Newtown road — 2,650 feet new gravel, oil and tar constructfon com- 
pleted and accepted by Department of Public Works. 

High street — 4,300 feet new gravel, oil and tar construction completed^ 
and accepted. 

tlespectf-ully submitted, 

ALBERT H. PERKINS. 

Z Superintendent of Streets. 



Report of the Board of Health 

For the Year Ending December 31, 1931 

Burial permits issued in Acton. 28 

Burial permits of non-residents, 30" 

Residents who died in other towns^ 14 

Total number deaths recorded^ 42 

Plus non-residents burials, 30 

List of contagious diseases reported by Board of Health, January L 193 1 
to January I, I932r 

Measles, I 

Tuberculosis^ 1 

Total 2 

Deaths, I 

Your Board would recommend that $1,000.00 be appropriated for the^ 
tiS6 of the Board for the present year. 

ACTON BOARD OF HEALTH. 

C. A. DITRKEE. Asent, 



REPORT OF DLSTRICT NURSE 

To the Board of Health: 

Fees collected, $139 50 

Town noti-paiy calls^ 430 

Social Service, 200 

Prenatal, 89 

Child Welfare, 52 
Respectfully submitted, 

LILLIAN E. FROST. R. N. 



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Police Department 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: 

I herewith submit my report for the year ending December 31, 1931. 

The work of this department is increasing each year. It is no longer 
a local affair. The automobile, as a means of transportation, now makes it 
possible for gangsters to live in the city and operate in small towns, where 
there is Httle or no police protection. One example of this is the recent 
break at the Acton High School which was accomplished by a gang from 
the city, in the early morning hours- At this break we were fortunate in 
making arrests and recovering a substantial amount of the money taken. 

Hen-thieving has become a menace to many of the small town poultry 
raisers in this vicinity. During the summer months several hundred birds 
were taken in Acton. To end this continuous raiding of poultry a patrol 
was started on September 11. These officers went on duty at 12 mid- 
night and remained on duty until 3.30 to 4 A. M. All roads near poultry 
houses were covered. All parked cars were looked over and the operators 
questioned. ]\Iany of these cars were from cities and towns within a 
twenty-mile radius. Although we were unable to apprehend the thieves 
the raids were stopped. The officers working on this patrol received small 
compensation for the hours worked. Although we were unable to give 
adequate protection to these citizens, I believe that by this patrol we no 
doubt, saved them from further losses. 

Another line of work that is increasing in this department is traffic 
regulation. State-w^ide Safety Campaigns were held this year in which 
all to^^Tis were urged to co-operate. To do this officers were stationed at 
different points and many tickets were given to the erring motorists. In 
most cases warnings were issued. This really is a necessary expense as it 
is a means of protecting human life. 

The number of arrests made has increased threefold over last vear. 
Of this number only about five percent were from this town. 

Owing to the increase in the work of this department we were unable 
to stay within the limit of our $1,50000 appropriation. 

A total of $333.35 was returned to the town in fines. 
The following is the list of arrests made: 

Breaking and entering and larceny, 4 

Larceny, 2 

Assault and Battery, 3 

Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, 3 

Drunkenness, 1 7 

Disturbing the peace and malicious destruction of property, 18 

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Violation of the Motor Vehicle Laws, 3 

Non-support, 1 
Keeping and exposing liquor for sale and maintaihing a liquor 

nuisance, 1 

Committed to Pyschopathic Hospital, 1 

Suspicious persons, 3 



Total arrests made, 56 

Respectfully submitted, 

MICHAEL FOLEY, Chief of Police. 



Forest Warden's Report 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 
Gentlemen : 

Your forest warden submits the following report for the year ending 
December 31, 1931. 

Total number of fires 17 

False alarms, or needless calls 4 

During the spring fire season a number of railroad fires in the Powder 
Mill District necessitated the spending of considerable money for ex- 
tinguishment. This money is refunded to the towm annually, but short- 
ened our available appropriation so that it was necessary to appropriate 
more money for this department. 

During the extremely bad fire weather in the spring a "Fire Patrol" 
was put on which we feel was quite advantageous. The fires were ma- 
terially lessened in this way throughout the state. 

Five hundred feet of new hose was purchased for the forest fire pump, 
also a half dozen knapsack pump cans which prove very efficient. 

There has been considerable discussion about the fire department ap- 
propriation and the forest fire appropriation being combined making one 
appropriation for the two. There is much that can be said for and against 
this, but your forest warden feels that it can be worked out verv satis- 
factorily. If such a combination is not worked out the usual aDDropria- 
tion of five hundred dollars will be recommended for this department. It 
is also recommended that the patrol be used again this year that we may 
keep our fires down to a minimum. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ALAN B. FROST, Forest Warden. 



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Auto 


Chimney 


Oil False 


2 


2 


2 


1 


4 








9 


1 


31, 




$20,860 00 



Fire Department 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

I herewith submit my report for the Fire Department. 

The number of calls answered by the different companies are as 
follows: 

Buildings Brush 
Acton Center, 4 16 

South Acton, 7 9 

West Acton, ■ 9 8 

Total fire damage to buildings in 1931, 

Your Board of Fire Engineers have made a careful survey of the 
fire situation in the Town, and find there is need of some changes in equip- 
ment. 

They find that the part of the Town that is in the hydrant district has 
very good protection for a town of this size. They also find that the 
people living in outer sections not protected by hydrants have not the 
proper protection and feel that steps should be taken to provide better 
protection for them. 

The Board of Engineers recommends the purchase of a light pumping 
engine to be placed in the South Acton house thereby giving protection to 
the people in out lying districts such as Fletcher Corner and lower 
School street, where there is a lot of valuable property that is novv' un- 
protected as neither piece of apparatus in the south fire station can pump 
and is therefor useless only where there are hydrants. 

They also recommend if a new pump is placed in South Acton the 
placing of the present hose wagon that is now in South Acton, in the West 
Acton house to carry more hose and lighten the load carried on their 
Engine which is greatly overloaded. 

If these changes can be arranged, it will give the town very good 
equipment which should last for a number of years without any large 
expending of money. 

One of the biggest troubles we have at present is that at any fire of 
any size that is very far from source of water, we have to use every piece 
of apparatus and all the hose we have leaving nothing to protect the rest 
^i the town or to use in case the fire spreads to another set of buildings. 
We have been very lucky in cases when we have had two fires at once with 
the second fire being small, but should the second fire been large we should 
have been helpless without another pumping engine. 

The Board of Engineers also recommends the installing of a com- 
pressed air whistle in Acton Center as there is a great loss of time of giving 
alarms in that section of the town. Take for example the Pearl fire, 
much valuable time was lost in sounding the alarm. 

If we had a whistle with a box on the outside of the Fire house at 

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that time it is safe to say ten minutes time would have been saved in 
arrival of apparatus at that fire and ten minutes means a lot in time of fire. 

We therefor ask the people of the town to carefully consider articles 
number 2Z and 24 and weigh the value of this added protection in 
respect to the small amount of tax rate it will cost to have it. It is entirely 
up to the people the kind of fire protection you have, the firemen are 
willing to go and do their best at any and all times, but they must have 
the cooperation of the people in order to have an effective department. 

Your Board of Engineers find that it will need $2,700 for general 
maintenance of the fire department and have this figured on a budget 
system and if this amount is granted each year the department can be 
maintained and kept in proper condition without any overruns as have 
happened in the past few years. 

Your Board has laid out a four-year plan which, if followed, will give 
each village additional and proper protection without any large outlay of 
money in any one year. 

The following is a budget list of the plan: 

1932 



1933 



Maintenance, 

New hose. 

Whistle Acton Center, 

Initial payment on pump, 


$2,700 00 

600 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 


Article 23 
Article 24 


Maintenance, 

New hose, 

Payment on pump, principal and interest 

Special equipment, 


$4,800 00 

$2,700 00 

400 00 

1,540 00 

160 00 




Maintenance, 

New hose, 

Payment on pump, principal and interest. 

Special equipment, 


$4,800 00 

$2,700 00 

400 00 

1,362 00 

338 00 





1934 



$4,800 00 

1935 Maintenance, $2,700 00 

New hose, 400 00 

Final payment on pump, principle and int., 1,590 00 



$4,800 00 

We therefor place this plan before you asking that it be thoroughly 
considered and calling attention to the fact that at no time in the next four 
years would there be as great an expenditure as there was in the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE HAYWARD, 

Chie] of Fire Department. 

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Finance Committee's Report 

The Committee on Finance makes the following recommendations 
relating to appropriations. Your committee is of the opinion that the 
voters this year owing to the severe depression of business should and 
must consider carefully all appropriations, eliminating every unnecessary 
expense that will tend to increase taxes- 



Roads, general maintenance 


$10,000 00 


Schools, 


43,000 00 


Street Lighting, 


5,400 00 


Memorial Library, 


1,000 00 


Hydrant Service, 


3,054 00 


General Government, 


5,000 00 


Buildings and Grounds, 


800 00 


Cemeteries, 


1,200 00 


Mihtary Aid, 


200 00 


State Aid, 


360 00 


Soldiers' Relief, 


600 00 


Police Department, (Provided Art. 17 is voted). 


2,500 00 


Board of Health, 


1,000 00 


Public Welfare, 


2,000 00 


Old Age Pensions, 


5,000 00 


Snow Removal, 




Care of Shade Trees, 


500 00 


Unclassified, 


500 00 


Bonds, (High School), 


4,000 00 ' 


Interest on Bonds, 


1,560 00 


Interest on Revenue Loans, 


2,000 00 


Town Forest, 


<f;90 fi7<\ no 




»poy,o/T' uu 


Art. 5 — Memorial Day, 


$300 00 


Art. 7 — Fire Department, maintenance, 


2,700 00 


Fire Department, new hose. 


600 00 


Art. 8— Forest Fires, 


500 00 


Art. 9— Gypsy Moth Work, 


1,000 00 


Art. 10 — Liabilitv Insurance, 


600 00 



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Art. 11 — Treasurer's and Collector's Bonds, 270 00 

Art. 13— Public Health Nurse, 1,800 00 

Art. 14 — No appropriation asked for 

Art. 15— 7,763 17 

Art. 19 — We recommend that the roads called 2,500 00 

Art. 20— for under Articles 19 and 20 be built 2,500 00 

only provided that it be found neces- 
sary to relieve unemployment by this 
means and if so, that town men be em- 
ployed on this work. 
Art. 21— Zoning Law, 500 00 

Art. 23— Fire Whistle, 1,000 00 

Art. 24 — Not recommended this year 



-$111,707 r 



Finance Committee 
Precinct 1 — Murray Brown, George A. Richardson. 
Precinct 2 — Frank W. Hoit, William Rawitser. 

Precinct 3 — Webster Blanchard, Alfred W. Davis. 



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Report of Zoning Committee 



To the Citizens of Acton: 

The zoning committee has held many meetings during the last year 
and certain members have conferred with the state consultant on town 
planning and zoning. 

While the state legislative has appointed a commission to study the 
zoning laws of the state, we are informed that there never will be a 
standard set of laws to fit any town, but that each town should solve its 
own particular needs, for its future welfare- 

With the foregoing in mind your committee has studied zoning laws 
of other towns in our vicinity and compiled a set of laws which we think 
would apply to Acton. In addition to that we have caused to be drawn up 
some maps of tentative zoning for Acton. These will be exhibited at hear- 
ings which we plan to hold in each precinct. 

From the Department of Com.merce at Washington we learn that 
zoning of towns and cities has been taking place since 1904 and that the 
following partial list gives the number in some of the states up to and 
including 1930: 

New York 159 

New Jersey 120 

California 98 

Illinois 80 

Massachusetts 71 

Pennsylvania 68 

Ohio 56 

Michigan 40 

In Massachusetts in 1930 the percentage of population living under 
zoning laws was 79.7 percent. 

The following partial list will give you an idea of some of the smaller 
towns that have adopted zoning laws. 



Town 


Population 


Date adopted 


Agawam 


7095 


1928 


Barnstable 


7271 


1929 


Bedford 


2603 


1928 


Concord 


7477 


1928 


East Longmeadow 


3327 


1928 


Falmouth 


4821 


1926 



67 



8469 


1927 


9467 


1924 


1493 


1929 


1594 


1929 


1625 


1926 


1333 


1927 


672 


1924 


660 


1927 


9767 


1926 


7273 


1925 


3332 


1928 


2097 


1929 



Hudson 

Lexington 

Lincoln 

Lynnfield 

Marshfield 

Oak Bluffs 

Paxton 

Petersham 

Reading 

Walpole 

Weston 

Westwood 

You will note from the foregoing table many towns in our immediate 
vicinity are zoned, in fact Acton is on the edge of a completely zoned area 
out from Boston. A new state highway is being planned through this ter- 
ritory which will shorten the route from Boston to our west and all of the 
towns it passes through are zoned out to and including Concord. This 
leaves Acton open to any objectional road side business. As zoning is a 
preventative and not a cure we should act promptly. 

Zoning has far reaching effects: It controls the view from your home, 
the atmosphere and noise of your neighborhood, the beauty and livability 
of the town, which in turn controls the number and type of people who 
will want to live here, the very value of your property, the taxes of your 
town, and it protects the poor man as well as the rich. 

Your committee is firmly convinced that we need zoning in Acton 
and recommend that the citizens of Acton vote to proceed with it. We 
believe that as a committee which is representative of each part of the 
town we can do the bulk of the work ourselves and with the assistance of 
an expert or consultant complete the work at a moderate cost to the town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. N. MONTAGUE, 
W. S. ALLEN, 
GEORGE RICHARDSON, 
WILLIAM RAWITZER, 
WILLIAM MERRIAM, 
A. N. HEDERSTEDT, 

Zoning Committee. 



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Assessors' Report 



Buildings, exclusive of land, $2,478,925 00 

Land, 722,560 00 

Personal, 687,580 00 



$3,889,065 00 

Valuation April 1, 1930, $3,729,405 00 



Increase in valuation, $159,660 00 

Rate of taxation ^22 00. 

Tax assessed as follows: 

Real estate, $70,432 67 

Personal estate, 15,126 76 

Polls, 1,716 00 

— $87,275 43 



Old age assistance tax, $872 00 

Amount of money raised: 
State tax. 
County tax. 
State Audit assessment, 
State Park assessment. 
County Tuberculosis tax, 
Town Grant, 
Overlay, 



Added assessment: 

Personal valuation. 

Tax assessed as follows: 
Personal, 
Polls, 



Old age assistance tax, $4 OO 

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$3,750 00 




6,229 50 




393 66 




54 97 




378 19 




72,660 26 




3,808 85 






$87,275 43 


$16,000 00 




$16,000 00 


$352 00 


10 00 






$362 00 



Number of motor vehicles assessed 1,120 

Total valuation of motor vehicles, $364,200 00 

Rate of taxation, $29 25. 
Total tax assessed, $8,835 40 

WARREN H. JONES, 
ALBERT P. DURKEE, 
HENRY L. HAYNES, 

Board of Assessors. 



Report of Inspector of Animals 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

I herewith submit my report as inspector of animals for the year 



1931 



Milch Cows, 420 

Young Cattle, 149 

Bulls, 17 

Swine, 419 

Sheep, 27 
Goats, 

Stables Inspected, 91 

Condemned with T. B. 8 

Quarantined within the year nine dogs, suspicious of having rabies. 

Respectfully submitted, 
FRED S. WHITCOMB, Inspector. 



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Memorial Library 



PREFACE 

Acton, Feb., 12, 1932. 
Membership of the Board of Trustees of Memorial Library from its 
organization to the present date. 

The Act of incorporation of Library was approved Feb. 27, 1890, 
and in that Act were the names of Luther Conant, Adelbert Mead, Moses 
Taylor, Delette H. Hall, Hiram J. Hapgood and Daniel J. Wetherbee, who 
were made a body corporate by the name of Acton Memorial Library, the 
persons named and designated as Corporators, under this Act. With three 
persons to be elected by the Town of Acton as hereinafter provided, shall 
constitute the Trustees of said corporation, and shall have the entire man- 
agement, control, and direction of its affairs. 

The number of Trustees shall not exceed nine, and three of them shall 
be elected, one for the term of three years, one for the term of two years, 
and one for the term of one year, by the Town of Acton at any legally 
called meeting of the voters of said town, held after the passage of the 
Act, at which meeting this Act may be accepted, and thereafter one trustee 
shall be elected annually by the town for the term of three years. 

Any vacancy, occurring at any time by death or otherwise in the 
Board of Corporators or their successors, shall be filled by the remaining 
member of said board, and any vacancy occurring by death, or otherwise, 
at any time in the Board of Trustees of any member who has been duly 
elected by the town, shall be filled by the Town of Acton at any legal meet- 
ing, but no person not an inhabitant of the Town of Acton shall be eligible 
as such Trustee. 

At a meeting of the voters of the Town of Acton, March, 1890, Wm. 
D. Tuttle was elected a Trustee for the term of three years. Rev. James 
Fletcher for a term of two years, and Howard B. White for a term of one 
year. At a meeting of the Board of Trustees, March 11, 1890, eight mem- 
bers were present. (Adelbert Mead being absent from the state.) They 
voted to proceed with organization of the Board and the following gentle- 
men were elected: President, Luther Conant; Secretary. Wm. D. Tuttle; 
Finance Committee, Howard B. White, Adelbert Mead, Daniel J. Wether- 
bee; Committee on Buildings and Grounds, Rev. James Fletcher, Delette 
H. Hall, Moses Taylor; Library Committee, Luther Conant, Wm. D. 
Tuttle, Hiram J. Hapgood. 

The first change in the Board was caused by the moving to Ayer, 
Mass., of Mr. White and who is the only one living of the original Board 
of Trustees. At the annual town meeting in March, 1891, Lucius A. Hes- 
selton was elected to fill vacancy and at the time of his death last May 
was the oldest in term of service of any member on the board, having 
served for forty years. The first death was that of Rev. James Fletcher in 
1903. The vacancy was filled at the next annual town meeting by the 

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election of Chas. J. Williams, who was a member of the board until he 
moved from town, and at the annual town meeting, March, 1910, J. Sidney 
White was elected to fill the vacancy of Mr. Williams and he has been a 
member from that time up to the present time. 

The next change was by the retirement of Mr. Wm. D. Tuttle in 
March, 1904. Mr. Tuttle served as Secretary of the Board from its organ- 
ization until March, 1901; and at the annual town meeting the vacancy 
on the board was filled by the election of his son, Horace F. Tuttle, who 
has been a member from that date. The first change in the charter mem- 
bers was caused by the death of Adelbert Mead, April 6, 1905. He was 
the oldest member on the board. The vacancy was filled May 3, 1905, 
by the election of Frank R. Knowlton as a life member. The next death, 
in the same year and very sudden, was that of Daniel J. Wetherbee caused 
by the railroad accident at Baker's Bridge, Nov. 27, 1905. He served as 
Secretary from May 25, 1901, to the time of his death. The vacancy was 
filled by the election of E. Faulkner Conant, a life member, and at a meet- 
ing of the Board of Trustees, Feb. 24, 1906, was elected Secretary of the 
board, which position he has filled to the present time. 

The ne\t change was caused by the death of Moses Taylor, June 10, 
1915, and vacancy was filled by the election of Mrs. Caroline L. Brown, a 
life member. 

Following the death of Mr. Taylor was the death of Hiram J- Hap- 
good, June 17, 1917, the vacancy being filled by the election of George T. 
Ames, a fife member. The next death was that of Delette H. Hall, Nov. 
18, 1920. Vacancy was filled by the election of his son, Eugene L. Hall, 
a life member. 

The last of the six charter members, nominated by Mr. Wm. A. Wilde 
in the Act of Incorporation, was the death of Luther Conant, Nov. 13, 
1922. Mr. Conant served as President of the Board from its organization 
to the time of his death, some thirty-one years. The vacancy was filled 
by the election of Arthur F. Davis. 

After the death of Luther Conant, at the annual meeting of the Board 
of Trustees in May, 1923, Mr. Horace F. Tuttle was elected President of 
the Board, which position he has filled up to the present time. 

The next death on the Board was that of George T. Ames, March 15, 
1924, the vacancy being filled by the election of Ralph W. Piper, a life 
member. Following the death of Mr. Ames was the death of Mrs. Caroline 
L. Brown, June 26, 1928, the vacancy being filled by the election of her 
son, Murray Brown, a life member. The last death was that of Lucius A. 
Hesselton of which mention has previously been made. The vacancy will 
be filled at the coming Town meeting, March 7, 1932. 

The present organization of the Board is as follows: Horace F. Tut- 
tle, President; E. Faulkner Conant, Secretary; *Lucius A. Hesselton, 
Frank R. Knowlton, J. Sidney White, Finance Committee; Murray Brown, 
Eugene L. Hall, E. Faulkner Conant. Building and Grounds Committee; 
Horace F. Tuttle, Ralph W. Piper, Arthur F. Davis, Library Committee. 

Signed: E. FAULKNER CONANT, 

Secretary of the Board. 
^Deceased May, 1931. 

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Librarian's Report 

Accessions: Number of volumes in the Library January 1, 1931, 
19,061, less six old books destroyed in 1931 — 19,055. Increase by 
purchase, 407; increase by gift, 66. Total increase, 473. 

Number of volumes in the library January 1, 1932, 19,528. 

Circulation: Number of days the library was open, 101 . 

Number of volumes circulated, 13,275. 

Largest daily circulation, 229, on November 14. 

Smallest daily circulation, 74, on April 22. 

Daily average circulation 131-|- 

Received from library fines and magazines sold, $68 87 

Expended for postage, etc., 5 87 

Paid to Town Treasurer, $63 00 

Gifts of books have been received from the followins; sources: U. S. 
Government, 2; State of Massachusetts, 17; Interstate Commerce Com- 
mission, 1 ; Supreme Council, 33 deg., A. A. S. R.. 1 ; New York Stock 
Exchange, 2 ; Emergency Conservation Committee, 1 ; First Baptist 
Church, (N. Y.), 3; C. E. Davis, 6; A. C. Fla-g. Jr., 3; Mrs. William H. 
Kingsley, 5; E. W. McGlenen, 1; Mildred Pope Moore, 17; Bee Moor- 
house, 1 ; Frank Parsons, 1 ; E. S. Montgomery, 1 ; Mrs. Oscar Under- 
wood, 1; Leonard D. White, 2; Richard Whitney, 1. Total, 66. 

ARTHUR F. DAVIS. Librarian. 



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NON-FICTION 

Abbott, K. M.— Paths and Legends of New England, 917.3A132p 
Adams, J. T.— The Epic of America, 973A2142e 
Aeschylus — The lyrical dramas of Aeschylus, 88A253I 
Akeley, D.— Jungle portraits, 916.7A313i 
Anon— New York Stock Enchange Year Book, 1929-30, 33A100ne 
Arliss, G. — Up the years from Bloomsbury, 924A723a 
Arndt, M. H.— Battery brooding. 63A747b 
Auslander, J. and Hill, F. R.— The Winged Horse, 80A932wi 
Auslander, J. and Hill F. R.— The Winged Horse, anthology, 80A932w 
Baird, J. F.— Make-up, 79B163m 
Baldwin and Newton. — Christmas Carols, 78B182c 
Baldwin and Newton — Familiar Song Classics, 78B182f 
Baldwin and Newton — Fifty Standard Hyms, 78B182fi 
Baldwin and Newton — Standard Popular Songs, 78B182s 
Barrett, R. and K. — A Yankee in Patagonia, 918B274v 
Barrus, C. — Life and Letters of John Burroughs, two vols., 922B972ba 
Baynes, E. H.— My Wild Animal Guests, 59B358m 
Beaumont, F. and Fletcher, J. — Select Plays, 82B379s 
Bell, H.— On the Old West Coast, 917.3B433o 
Boas, R. and L. — Cotton Mather Keeper of the Puritan Con- 
science, 922M427b 
Bond, C. J. — Songs Everybody Sings, 78B711s 
Brahms, J. and Grainger P. — Waltz No. 39, Irish Tune, Molly 

on the Shore, 78B813w 

Brooks, S. W.— A Garden With Home Attached, 71B873g 

Brown, H. C— Fifth Avenue, old and new 1824-1924, 917.3B8782f 

Bulkeley, J. and Cummins, J. — A Voyage to the South Seas, 919.6B934v 
Burton, M. G. — Shop Projects Based on Community Problems, 68B974s 

Cahill, H.— A Yankee Adventurer, 922W258c 

Cellini, B.— Memoirs of Cellini, 927C393m 

Cheley, F. H.— Bettering Boyhood, 17C561b 

Cheley, F. H.— The Will to Win, 17C561w 

Clark, E. F.— A Sons' Portrait of Francis E. Clark, 922CS92cI 

Cline, L. E- — Turkey Production, 63C641t 

Connolly, J. C. — The Book of the Gloucester Fishermen, 917.3C743b 
Corti, E. C— The Reign of the House of Rothchild, 1830-1871, 940R847c 

Corti, E. C— The Rise of the House of Rothchild, 940R847co 

Cook, F. W.— The Massachusetts Voter, 32C7711m 

Cowles, J. H.— "The Truth Shall Make You Free," 36C875t 

Cross, A. K.— Color Study, 75C951c 

Cross, A. K. — Mechanical Drawing, 74C951m 
Cunningham, A. S. — Everything You Want to Know About 

the Presidents, 32C973e 

Cuppy, W. — How to be a Hermit, 8lC974h 

Davis, F. G. and B. C— Guidance for Youth, 37D261g 
Davis, M. L.— We Are Alaskans, 917.3D2631w 

Defoe, D.— A Tour Through England and Wales, two vols., 914.2D314t 

Dimnet, A.— The Art of Thinking, 15D582a 

Donaldson, A. L. — A history of the Adirondacks, two vols., 974.7D676h 



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Eddy, S.— The Challenge of Russia, 914.7E21c 

Emerson, G.— Voiceless India, 915.4E53v 

England, G. A.— Isles of Romance, 910E58i 

Epictetus — The Moral Discourses of Epictetus, 88E64m 

Euripides — The Plays of Euripides, two vols., 88E89p 

Ford, H. — Moving Forward, 33F711m 

Franck, H. A.— I Discover Greece. 914.9F822i 

Franck, H. A.— Roaming Through the West Indies, 917.29F822r 
Frothingham, T. G. — George Washington, Commander in 

Chief, 922W318fr 

Gardner, V. R.— The Cherry and It's Culture, 63G228c 

Giddings, T. P. and others— Junior Music, 78G453] 
Gould, L. M. — Cold, the Record of an Antarctic Sledge 

Journey, 919.9G697c 

Grainger, P.— Colonial Song— Pastoral— Gay but Wistful, 78G743c 
Grainger P. — Eastern Intermezzo — Hunter in His Career — 

Country Gardens, 78G743e 

Hackett, F.— Henry the VIII, 924H521h 

Haldeman, I. M.— Christ, Chistianity and the Bible, 22H159c 

Haldeman, I. M.— How to Study the Bible, 22H159h 

Haldeman, I. M.— Why I Preach the Second Coming, 23H159w 

Halliburtin, R.— The Glorious Adventure, 914H188g 

Harvey, W.— The Motion of the Heart and Blood, 61H342m 

Hawthorne, H. — Corsica the Surprising Island, 914.4H399ic 
Hotten, J. C. (Ed.) — Original Lists of Emigrants to America, 

1600-1700 (reprint), 973H834o 
Howells, M. (Ed.)— Life in Letters of William Dean Howells, 

two vols., 922H859h 

Hughes, G.— The Story of the Theatre, 79H893s 

Humphrey, G.— Poland the Unexplored, 914.7H926p 

Humphrey, S. K. — Following the Prairie Frontier, 922H926h 

Flutchinson. W. T.— Cyrus Hall McCormick, 922M131h 

Ibsen, H.— The Pretenders and Two Other Plays, 8911 4p 

James, E. H.— The Brown Man's Burden, 915.4j27b 

James, W. — Lone Cowboy, 922J27J 

Jones, C. L. — Caribbean Backgrounds and Prospects, 32J76c 

Jonson, B. — Complete Plays, two vols., 82T81c 

Kearton, C— The Island of Penguins, 59K24i 

King, D. W.— Living East, 915.4K521 

Laighton, O. — Ninety Years at the Isles of Shoals, 922L1851 
Lamb, G. (Compiler) — Series of Plans of Boston, 1630 to 

1645, 973.2L218S 

Lambert, M. R.— Old Boston, England, 914.2L222o 

Liggett, H.— A. E. F.— Ten Years' Ago in France, 940L723a 

Liggett, W. W. — Pioneers of Justice, 971L723d 

Lloyd, H— An American Comedy, 922L7931 
Lossing, B. J. — Pictorial Field Book of the Revolution, 2 vols., 973.3L881p 

Ludwig. E.— July '14, 940L948i 

MacBrayne, L. E. and Ramsey, J. P. — One More Chance, 36M119o 

Marie, Grand Duchess — Education of a Princess, 928M334m 



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Marvin, A. P. and Others — History of Worcester County, 

Mass., two vols., 974.5M39lh 

Matthiessen, F. O.— Sarah Orne Jewett, 922J59m 

Merrill, H. G. and Oaks, L. W. — Your Vision and How to 

Keep It, 61M57iy 

Miller, J.— Jungles Preferred, ' 916.7M648i 

Montgomery, E. S.— Scarlet Runner, 8lM787s 

Morris, E. H.— The Temple of the Warriors, 913M875t 

Newton, A. E.— A Tourist in Spite of Himself, 910N561t 

Niles, B.— Condemned to Devils Island, 925A100n 

O'Brien, F.— White Shadows in the South Seas, 919.6013w 

Paine, R. D.— Lost Ships and Loni'ly Seas, 910P1461 

Palmer, F. — Newton D. Baker — America at War, 940P173n 

Peacock, L. K.— The Dahlia, 63P356d 

Perkins, J. R.— Trails, Rails and War, 922D644p 

Pershing, J, J. — My Experiences in the World War, two vols., 940P446m 
Poore, H. R.— Modern Art, Why What and How, 70P823m 

Putnam, E. (Ed) — Report on Massachusetts' Part in the 

World War, vol. 1, 940P989r 

Rinehart, M. R.— My Story, 922R579r 

Robinson, G. F. and Wheeler, R. R. — Great Little Watertown, 

1630-1930, 974.5R661g 

Robinson, G. L. — The Sarcophagus of an Ancient Civilization, 913R661s 
Rockwell, F. F.— The Book of Bulbs, 63R684b 

Rockwell, F. F.— Rock Gardens, 63R684r 

Rourke, C. — Troupers of the Gold Coast or the Rise of Lotta 

Crabtree, 922C883r 

Sanford, A. P. (Ed.) — George Washington Plays, 8lS224g 

Saunderson, H. H. — Charles W. Eliot, 922E421s 

Seabrook, W. B.— The Magic Island, 917.29S438m 

Shaftesbury, E. — Personal Magnetism, 13S525p 

Shaw, A. — Abraham Lincoln, a Cartoon History, 922L736sh 

Sohlman, R. and Schiick H.— Nobel — Dynamite and Peace 9 2 8N 744s 
Sparling, E.— Mystery Men of Wall Street, 92lS7362m 

Stewart, L. S.— The Reward of Patriotism, 973.7S851r 

Strachey, L. — Queen Victoria, 924V645s 

Streeter, D. W.— Camels, 916.7S915c 

Tante, D. (Ed.)— Living Authors, 920T1691 

Taylor, E.— Paul Revere, 922R452t 

Thomas, L. — India — Land of the Black Pagoda, 91S.4T458i 

Tracy, H. C. — American Naturists, 921T76la 

Turner, L. D. — Anti-Slavery Sentiment in American Literature 

Prior to 1865, 80T948a 

Underwood, O. W.— Drifting Sands of Party Politics, 32U56d 

Vanloon, H. W.— R. V. R., the Life and Times of Rembrandt 

van Rijn, 928R358v 

Van Meter, R. A.— Bush Fruit Production, 63V262b 

Van Name, W. G. — Vanish Forest Reserves, 63V264v 

Villiers, A. J.— By Way of Cape Horn, 910V752b 

White, L. D. — Chicago Police Problems, 35W585ch 

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White, L. D.— The Civil Service in the Modern State, 35W585ci 

Wilson, R. F.— Paris on Parade, 914.4W752p 

Winkler, J. K.— John D., a Portrait in Oils, 922R682w 

Winkler, J. K.— Morgan the Magnificent, 922M848w 
Wirkus, F. and Dudley, T.— The White King of La Gonave 917.29W798w 

Waster, J. C— Lilac Culture, 63W8171 

Woolley, C. L.— Ur of the Chaldees, 913W913u 



FICTION 

Abbott, J.— Kitty Frew, 

Aldrich, B. S.— A White Bird Flying, 

Andrews, R. — Windfall, 

Arnim, C. Von. — Father, 

Ayers, R. M.— The Big Fellah, 

Ayers, R. M.^ — ^Life Steps In, 

Ayers, R. M. — Man Made the Town, 

Ayers, R. M. — IMan Without a Heart, 

Ayers, R. M.— The Planter of the Tree, 

Ayers, R. M. — The Second Honeymoon, 

Ayers, R. M. — Spoilt Music, 

Bailey, A. E. — Call of the Rio Bravo, 

Barnes, M. A. — Years of Grace. 

Bartley, N. — The Devils Lottery, 

Bassett, S. W. — The Taming of Zenas Henry, 

Bassett, S. W. — ^The Wall Between, 

Belloc, H.— The Man Who Made Gold, 

Bennet, R. A.— The Border Wolf, 

Benson, E. F. — The Inheritors, 

Bentley, E. C. — Trents Last Case. 

Blodgett, R. — Wind from the Sea, 

Bower, B. M. — Dark Horse, 

Bower, M. — Glory Place, 

Brand, M. — Destry Rides Again, 

Brand, M. — Fire Brain, 

Broster, D. K.— The Flight of the Heron, 

Brown, F. V. — The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, 

Buchan, J. — Castle Gay, 

Buck, P. S.— The Good Earth, 

Burr, A. R. — The Same Person, 

Burton, C. W. — Cap'n Bailey and the Widder Dyer, 

Case, R. O.— The Yukon Drive 

Gather, W. — Shadows on the Rock, 

Cauffman, S. H. — The Adventures of Polydore, 

Chambers, R. W. — Gitina, 

Chambers, R. W. — The Painted IMinx, 

Christie, A. — Murder at the Vicarage, 

Clausen, C. — The Gloyne Murder, 

Coburn, W. — Barbwire, 

Comfort, W. L. — Apache, 

Connington, J. J.— The Two Ticket Puzzle, 



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Coyle, K.— A Flock of Birds, 

Dawson, C— Old Youth, 

Deeping, W. — The Bridge of Desire, 

Dell, E.— Storm Drift, 

Dingle, A. E. — Seaworthy, 

Dorrance, J. F. — Forbidden Range, 

Douglas, L. C. — Magnificent Obsession, 

Douglas, O.— The Day of Small Things, 

Doyle, C. — Sherlock Holmes Stories, 

Eberhart, M. G. — The Mystery of Huntings End, 

Edginton, M. — Love Girl, 

Eliot, E. C— Ariel Dances, 

Ellis, J. B.— Fran, 

Fairbank, J. A. — The Lions Den, 

Farjeon, J. J. — Following Footsteps, 

Farnol, J. — Over the Hills, 

Fielding, H. — Joseph Andrews, 

Friend, O. J. — Half Moon Ranch, 

Gerald, L. — Bride of a Night, 

Gibbs, A. H. — Chances, 

Gibbs, J. P. — French Leave, 

Gielgud, V. — Imperial Treasure, 

Grant, R. — The Dark Horse, 

Green, A. — Reader I Married Him, 

Greig, M. — A Nice Girl Comes to Town, 

Grey, Z. — The Shepherd of Guadaloupe, 

Grove, J. (Ed.) — The Omnibus of Adventure, 

Hatch, A. — Gaming Lady, 

Hauck, L. P.^Anne Marries Again, 

Haycox, E. — Chaffee of Roaring Horse, 

Haycox, E. — Whispering Range, 

Hendryx, J. B. — Gold and the Mounted, 

Hendryx, J. B. — Man of the North, 

Hinkson, P. — ^Wind from the West, 

Hopkins, L. C. — Black Buck, 

Hudson, W. H. — Green Mansions, 

Hueston, E. — Rowena Rides the Rumble, 

James, W. — Sand, the Story of a Man and a Horse, 

Keith, K.— The Crystal Icicle, 

Kelland, C. B.— Gold, 

Kennedy, M.— Half Mast Murder, 

Larrimore, L. — The Silver Flute, 

Latzko, A. — Seven Days, 

Lebar, J. — The Lighted Lantern, 

Lehman, R. — A Note in Music, 

Lincoln, F. — Sam 

Lincoln, J. C. — All Along Shore, 

Locke, W. J. — The Shorn Lamb, 

Loring, E. — Fair Tomorrow, 

Lutz, G. L. (Hill)— The Big Blue Soldier, 



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Liitz, G. L. (Hill)— The Story of a Whim, L97Sst 

MacGrath, H.— The Other Passport, Ml47o 

Mackail, D. — The Square Circle, Ml 53 5s 

Mackail, D. — The Young Livingstones, M1535v 

McKenna, S.— The Oldest God, Ml55o 

IMarfield, D.— Mystery of the East Wind, M326m 

IMartin, S.— The Trial of Scotland Yard, M383t 

Michelson, H. — Money Man, M6231m 

Mitchell, R. C— Water, M6824w 

Morgan, B. B.— Mary Faith, M8471m 

Morgan, C— First Love, M847f 

Mottram, R. H. — Castle Island, M92lc 

Mottram, R. H. — Sixty Four, Nine Four, M921si 

Mottram, R. H.— The Spanish Farm, M921s 

Mulford, C. E. — Hop Along Cassidy and the Eagle Brood, M955ho 

Norris, K.— Belle-Mere, N856bf 

Norris, K. — The Love of Julia Borel, N856lo 

Ogden* G. W.— Fenced Water, 034fe 

Ogden, G. W.— Steamboat Gold, 034st 

Oliver, J. R.— Rock and Sand, 048r 

Oppenheim. E. P. — Clowns and Criminals, 062cl 

Oppenheim. E. P. — The Lion and the Lamb, 0621k 

Oppenheim, E. P. — Simple Peter Cradd, 062si 

Ossorgin, M. — Quiet Street, 084qs 

Oxenham, J. — The Splendor of the Dawn, 098s 

Patterson, L— The Eppworth Case, P3171e 

Payne, E. S. — The Changing years, P3461t 

Pedler, M.— The Barbarian Lover, P371ba 

Pedler, M.— Kindled Flame, P371k 

Pedler, M.— The Moon Out of Reach, P371m 

Peel, D.— Five On Parade, P374f 

Poe, E. A. — Tales of Mystery and Imagination, P743t 

Porter, J. S. — Freckles Comes Home, P8452f 

Priestley, J. B. — Angel Pavement, P949a 

Priestley, J. B.— The Good Companions, P949g 

Propper, M. M.— The Ticker Tape Murder, P965t 

Prouty, O. H.— White Fawn, P968w 

Quin, S. — Dark Heritage, 07d 

Raine, W. M.— Rutledge Trails the Ace of Spades, Rl55ru 

Raynolds, R.— Brothers in the West, R276b 

Richmond, G.— The Brown Study, R532b 

Richmond, G. — Four-Square, R532f 

Richmond, G. — High Fences, R532h 

Richmond, G. — The Second Violin, R532s 

Ritchie, R. W.— Deep Furrows, R611d 

Roberts, K.— The Lively Lady, R6451 

Rosman, A. G. — The Young and Secret, R819y 

Sabatini, R. — Captain Blood Returns, Sll3ca 



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Sabatini R. — The King's Minion, 

Sears, C. E. — Whispering Pines, 

Sedgwick, A. D. — Philippa, 

Seltzer, C. A. — A Son of Arizona, 

Seymour, B. K. — But Not for Love, 

Shay, F. — Murder on Cape Cod, 

Smart, C. A. — New England Holiday, 

Smith, N. P. — Our Heritage, 

Smith, S. K. — Susan Spray, 

Smollett, T. — Roderick Random, 

Springs, E. W. — The Rise and Fall of Carol Banks, 

Stackpoole, H. Dev. — Pacific Gold, 

Steen, G. — Dark Duel, 

Steinbeck, J. — Cup of Gold, 

Stern, G. B.— The Shortest Night, 

Sterrett, F. R. — Sophie, 

Tarkington, B. — Mirthful Haven. 

Taylor, P. A. — The Cape Cod Mystery, 

Treynor, A. M. — Hawk of the Desert, 

Treynor, A. M. — Rogues of the North, 

Tuttle, W. C— The Valley of Twisted Trails, 

Upson, W. H. — Earthworms in Europe, 

Vance, L. J. — The Lone Wolfs Son, 

Vane, D. — The Scar, 

Wallace, E. — The Fourth Plague, 

Wallace, E. — The Law of the Three Just Men, 

Wallace, E. — The Ringer Returns, 

Wallace, E. — White Face, 

Waller, M. E. — The Windmill on the Dunes, 

Walling, R. A. J.— Stroke of One, 

Warwick, P. — The Secret Year, 

Wentworth, P. — Danger Calling, 

Wentworth, P. — Beggers Choice, 

Werfel, F.— The Pure in Heart, 

West, V. S. — The Edwardians, 

Wetjen, A. R. — Fiddlers Green, 

Wharton, E. — Certain People, 

White, A.— The Spy Net, 

Widdemer, M. — All the King's Horses, 

Widdemer, M. — The Truth About Lovers, 

Williams, B. A.— Great Oaks, 

Williams, B. A. — Touchstone, 

Williams, J. L. — She knew She Was Right, 

Willsie, H. W. (Morrow)— Black Daniel 

Willsie, H. H. (Morrow) — The Devonshers, 

Willsie, H. W. (Morrows) — Lydia of the Pines, 

Wodehouse, P. G. — Big Money, 

Wodehouse, P. G. — Very Good Jeeves, 

Young, E. H. — Miss Mole, 



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JUVENILE 

Abbott, J.— Harriets Choice, TA1322hf 

Abbott, J.— Heyday, TA1322he 

Abbott, J.— Keineth, JA1322k 

Abbott, J.— Merridy Road, JA1322m 

Andrews, J. — Seven Little Sisters, .TA567se 

Ashmun, M. — Susie Sugarbeat, JA827su 

Baker, M.— Noddy Goes A-Plowing, JB1681n 

Bartlett, A. C— General Jim, JB2891ge 

Borge, E. — Gewallopus, JB732g 

Brainard, N.— The Cadet Sergeant, TB814c 

Brill, E. C— Rupahu's Warning, JB857r 

Brown, E. A.— Pollys Shop, JB8774p 

Brown, K. S. — The Song Book of the American Spirit, JB8786s 

Bullard, M.— The Enchanted Button, JB935e 

Camp, W. — Captain Danny, JC186c 

Camp, W. — Danny the Freshman, TC186da 

Carter, R. G.— The Kings Spurs, jC3245k 

Carter, R. G.— A Patriot Lad of Old Rhode Island, JC3245pg 

Chase, M. E.— The Silver Shell, JC487s 

Coe, F. E. — Heroes of Everyday Life, JC672h 

Cross, D. — Music Stories for Girls and Boys, JCQSlm 

Crownfield, G. — Freedoms Daughter, JC953f 

Curtis, A. T.— A Frontier Girl of Massachusetts, TC978f 

Curtis, A. T.— A Little Maid of Old Maine, JC978lg 

Curtis, A. T.— A Little Maid of Monmouth, jC9781k 

Curtis, A. T.— A Little Maid of Nantucket, TC9781h 

Curtis, A. T.— A Little Maid of New Hampshire, JC9781J 

Curtis, A. T.— A Little Maid of Old New York, JC978lm 

Curtis, A. T.— A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia, JC978ln 

Curtis, A. T.— A Little Maid of Ticonderoga, JC9781o 

Curtis, A. T.— A Frontier Girl of Virginia, JC978fr 

Curtis, A. T.— A Yankee Girl at Hampton Roads, TC978yc 

Davis, E. v.— One Girls' Way, JD2611o 

Dopp, K. E.— Bobby and Betty on the Farm, JD692b 

Earle, J. P. — The SchooJ Team in Camp, JE12sc 

Ellingwood, L. B. — Cubby Bear, JE46c 

Ellsberg, E.— Thirty Fathoms Deep, IE44t 

Field. W. T.— The Quest of the Four Leaved Clover, JF457q 

Forbes, H.— Apple Pie Hill, JF693a 

Giddings, T. and Others — Songs of Childhood, TG453s 

Gray, E. J.— Tangle Garden, JG7782ta 

Greene. A. B.— The White Pony in the Hills, JG7995w 

Griswold, L.— The Tides of Deal, TG871t 

Hallock, G. T.— Bird in the Bush, JH192b 

Hawkes, C. — Dapples of the Circus, TH392d 

Hawkes, C— Shaggy Coat, JH392sh 

Hess, F. — Buckaroo, IH586b 

Heyliger, W.— Against Odds, TH617a 

Heyliger, W. — Dan's Tomorrow, IH617da 



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Heyliger, W.— High Benton, ' JH617h 

Heyliger, W.— High Benton Worker, JH617hi 

Hilkene, R. M. and Gugle, M.— WilHe Fox's Diary, JH641w 

Hogan, I. — The White Kitten and the Blue Plate, JH714w 

Holaday, A. M.— On the Side Lines, .TH722o 

Hudspeth, C. E.— Oregon Chief, JH885o 

Jay, M. F. — Mornings at Seven, Jj42m 

Lansing, M. F.— Tales of Old England, JL294t 

Lesher, S. B.— A Barrel of Clams, .TL629b 

Long, W. J.— Wood Folk at School, tL849w 

Malkus, A. S.— The Dark Star of Itza, TM251d 

Meader, S. W.— Red Horse Hill, JM4812r 

Minor, R. — Fun at Sunnyside Farm, JM666f 

Minot, J. C. (Ed.)— The Best College Stories, .TM6662bf 

Muller, C. G.— Puck Chasers Incorporated, TM958p 

Murphy, M. — Peters Wonderful" Adventure, JM978pe 

Nichols, W. H.— A Morgan Rifleman, JN623m 

Orton, H. F. — Grandmothers Cooky Jar, Jo77g 

Parrish, A.— Floating Island, JP261f 

Parton, E. — Melissa Ann, JP274m 

Peary, M. A.— Little Tooktoo, TP362 11 

Perkins, L. F. — The Indian Twins, TP449i 

Pier, A. S.— The Boy from the West, JP615b 

Pier, A. S.— The Cheer Leader, TP615ch 

Pier, A. S.— The Crashaw Brothers, JP615cr 

Pier, A. S. — Dormitory Days, JP615do 

Pier, A. S.— Grannis of the Fifth, IP6152 

Quinn, V.— The March of the Iron Men, JO 7 7m 

Ransome, A. — Swallows and Amazons, TR212s 

Ray, A. C. — Ursula's Freshman, JR263ti 

Raymond, M. T.— Linnet on the Threshold, .TR2711 

Robinson, G. — White Heron Feather, TR661w 

St. Clair, M. H.— Max— The Story of a Little Black Bear, JS136m 

Sheridan, S. N.— The Little Spotted Seal, JS5521 

Silvers, E. R. — Carol of Highland Camp, JS587ca 

Silvers, E. R.— The Glory of Glenwood, TS587cr 

Silvers, E. R.— Ned Beals Freshman, tS587n 

Silvers, E. R.— Ned Beals Works His Way, JS587ne 

Silvers, E. R.— Team First, TS58n 

Silvers, E. R.— The Scarlet of Avalon. TS587s 

Singmaster, E.— A Little Money Ahead, TS6171 

Smith, E. A. W.— The Marvelous Land of Snergs, JS6461m 

Strong, P. N.— West Point Wins, TS924w 

Teall, E. A. W.— The Batter and Spoon Faries, JT253b 

Theiss, L. E.— The Pursuit of the Flying Smugglers, JT376pu 

Trell, M.— Tom and Mot, TT788t 

Underbill, A. F.— Goochy Googles, TU55'.^ 

Walker, J.— How They Carried the Mail, JW1821h 

White, E. O.— The Green Door, TW5832 

Whitney, E.— Timothy and the Blue Cart, JW618t 

Williams, E. H.— Red Plume Returns, JW7161r 



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Youmans, E.— Teddy Horse, JY67t 

Jones, W.— How the Derrick Works, .T9.T79h 

Knapp, G. L.— The Boy's Book of Annapolis, J9K67b 

REFERENCE 

Acts and Resolves of Massachusetts for 1930. 

Annual Proceedings Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1930-31. 

Annual Proceedings American Legion for 1930. 

Journal of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts, 1931. 

Journal of the Senate, Massachusetts, 1931. 

Manual for the General Court, 1931-32. 

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Civil War. Vols. 1 and 2. 

Opinions of the Attorney General of Massachusetts. Vol. 8. 

Report Comission on Massachusetts Part in the World War. 

Report of United States War Veterans for 1930. 

Reports of the Librarian of Congress, 1930-1931. 

Report of the President of the New York Stock Exchange. 

Statistics of the Railways of the United States for 1929. 

Vital Records of Brimfield, Mass. to 1850. 

Vital Records of Dartmouth, Mass. to 1850. Vol. 3. 

Vital Records of Lowell, Mass. to 1850. Two vols. 

Vital Records of Shelburne, Mass. to 1850. 

Year Books of the New York Stock Exchange, 1930-1931. 



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Accountant's Report 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 
Acton, Mass. 

I herewith submit my report for the year 1931: 

Expenditures 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Appropriation, $5,000 00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund, 54 55 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 


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Howard J. Billings, chairman, 


$200 00 




Waldo E. Whitcomb, 


100 


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Wendell F. Davis, 


100 


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Howard J. Billings, postage, 


2 


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Perambulating Town lines, 


10 


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Waldo E. Whitcomb, Perambulating Town lines 


20 


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Wendell F. Davis, Perambulating Town lines, 


10 


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Glenna Jones, clerk, 


59 


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Finney & Hoit, supplies, 


3 


35 




Marjorie Jones, clerk. 


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Enterprise Co., notices. 


13 


58 




Murphy & Snyder, printing cards, 


18 


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R. S. Osterhout, Town Reports, 


500 


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Waldo E. Whitcomb, book. 


2 


45 




Wright & Potter Printing Co., blanks, 


2 


25 




Hobbs & Warren, blanks, 


2 


46 




R. S. Osterhout, notices, 


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Howard L. Jones, salary, 


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Howard L. Jones, postage, 


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Hobbs & Warren, notices, supplies, 


11 


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Finney & Hoit, 


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TREASURER'S DEPARTMENT 

Frank W. Hoit, salary, $500 00 

Frank W. Hoit, paid for certifying notes, 6 00 

Frank W. Hoit, postage, telephone, 29 80 

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Frank W. Hoit, envelopes, 3 25 

Frank W. Hoit, safety box rental, 5 00 

Finney & Hoit, check register, 2 50 

Finney & Hoit, book, 6 25 



COLLECTOR'S DEPARTMENT 

Charles A. Durkee, salary, $718 01 

Charles A. Durkee, stamped envelopes, 73 68 

Burroughs Adding Machine Co., paper, 1 29 

Hobbs & Warren Co., books, warrants, etc., 19 84 
Murphy & Snyder, printing tax bills, notices, 

envelopes, etc., 46 25 



ASSESSOR'S DEPARTMENT 

Henry L. Haynes, salary, $300 00 

Albert P. Durkee, salary, 300 00 

Warren H. Jones, salary, 300 00 

Assessors' Auto Tax Service. 7 50 

L. L. Applin, transfers, probates, 21 75 

Hobbs & Warren, files, books, supplies, 55 69 

Albert P. Durkee, attending meetings, 15 00 

Warren H. Jones, attending meetings, 20 00 

Henry L. Haynes, attending meetings, 20 00 

Henry L. Haynes, postage. 8 40 

Henry L. Haynes, copying valuation book, 3 75 

Henry L. Haynes, pad, 25 

Henry L. Havnes, traveling expenses, 8 00 
Rachael A. Haynes, certified copy of valuation 

book, 25 00 

Allen Doane Co., stamp, 1 10 

Murphy & Snyder, envelopes, 5 75 

Geo. R. Barnsted & Son, table, 1 00 

C. A. Durkee, looking up records, 8 00 



TOWN CLERK'S DEPARTMENT 

Horace F. Tuttle, salary, $200 00 

Horace F. Tuttle, recording births, deaths, 

marriages, 
Horace F. Tuttle, telephone, 
Horace F. Tuttle, postage, express, 
J. L. Fairbanks & Co., book binder, 
Murphy & Snyder, letter heads, envelopes, 
P. B. Murphy, dog blanks, 
A. W. Bartlett Co., certificates. 
Dura Binding Co., binding reports. 



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61 


50 


17 


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11 


20 


17 


90 


5 


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3 


75 




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4 


62 



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$859 07 



$1,101 19 



$321 50 



PUBLIC WELFARE DEPARTMENT 



Waldo W. Whitcomb, salary, 
Howard J. Billings, salary, 
Wendell F. Davis, salary, 
Wendell F. Davis, postage, 
J. L. Fairbanks, book, 


$75 00 

40 00 

40 00 

1 00 

11 75 


SEALER OF WEIGHTS 

Ralph Littlefield, salary, 

J. S. Moore, funnel, 

Hobbs & Warren, seals, 

Hobbs & Warren, books, supplies. 


AND MEASURES 

$120 00 

4 10 

2 50 

21 40 



$167 75 



$148 00 



CATTLE INSPECTOR 

Fred S. Whitcomb, salary, 

ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 



Horace F. Tuttle, registrar, 
Clarence D. Chickering, registrar. 
E. A. Phalen, registrar, (two years), 
Daniel W. Sheehan, registrar, 

A. Brooks Parker, moderator, 
Arthur Wayne, officer, 

L. C. Hastings, officer, 
L. C. Hastings, placing booths, 
Thomas Murray, officer, 
Leo McCarthy, officer, 
Arthur F. Davis, officer, 
Theron A. Lowden, officer, 
Timothy Hennessey, officer, 

B. D. Hall, officer, 
A. R. Beach, officer, 

Robert S. Osterhout, warrants, notices, 
Turner's Public Spirit, notices, 
Universalist Church, rent. 



Total General Government, 



$25 00 
20 00 
40 00 
20 00 
25 00 
5 00 
5 00 



25 
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10 00 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



66 58 
3 50 
5 00 



175 00 



$256 33 



$5,054 55 



TREASURER'S AND COLLECTOR'S BONDS 
Appropriation, $270 00 



Paid: 



American Surety Co. 



$270 00 



99 



BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 



Appropriation, 

Transferred from reserve fund, 



$800 00 
26 71 



Paid: 



Edison Electric Illuminating Co., 
M. E. Taylor & Co., supplies, 

A. W. Davis Co., coal, wood, battery, 
Geo. K. Hayward, grading, seeding Quimby 

Square Fire House, 
L. T. Fullonton, painting fire house, 
Boston Consolidated Gas Co., fuel line, 
Boston Consolidated Gas Co., fuel, 
L. W. Perkins, wood, 

B. A. King, wiring, 

J. S. Moore, hose sprinkler. 

West & South Water Supply, 

Geo. E. Clayton, care of grounds, 

Joseph Breck & Son, parts for mower. 

Eagle Oil & Supply, dust down, 

Commonwealth of Mass., boiler inspection, 

Fred W. Green, work on grounds, 

F. G. Williams, painting. 

So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co., lumber, 

Frost & Hollowell, grading, 

Geo. A. Braman, painting, flag-pole, 

N. H. Tenney, work on boiler, 

A. W. Wayne, care of hall, 

A. W. Wayne, care of lawn, 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Appropriation, 

Transferred from reserve fund, 



$44 


85 


47 


58 


91 


78 


95 


92 


50 


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34 


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17 


70 


13 


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5 


78 


6 


35 


12 


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3 


20 


4 


39 


5 


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10 


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8 


97 


25 


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21 


10 


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48 


09 


177 


25 


88 


50 


$1,500 00 


396 


38 



$826 71 



Paid: 



Michael Foley, services, 
John T. McNiff, services, 
Allen B. Frost, services, 
John T. Foster, services, 
Wm. F. Driscoll, services, 
David Clayton, services, 
John Dunivan, services, 
Geo. S. Braman, services, 
Geo. A. Brarrmn, services, 
C. A. Durkee, services, 

E. Hollowell, services, 

F. Coville, services. 



$596 19 

402 75 

280 16 

72 50 

20 10 

17 25 

11 25 

42 00 

206 70 

30 00 

9 00 

6 00 



$826 71 



$1,896 3S 



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Geo. K. Hay ward, services, 
N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. 
Edison Electric Illuminating Co., 
Murphy & Snyder, signs, cards, tags, 
David Clayton, painting traffic lines, 
W. S. Darley Co., traffic buttons, 
Hayward & Fullonton, traffic signs, 
Tate & Co., pipe, 

A. W. Davis Co., paint, 

J. A. MacPherson, cartridges, 
Finney & Hoit, badges, 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Appropriation s, 

Transferred from reserve fund. 

Paid: 

Geo. S. Braman, janitor, 
Edison Electric 111. Co., 
Acton Center Dept., payrolls, 
West Acton Dept., payrolls, 
South Acton Dept., payrolls, 
N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co., 
Henry K. Barnes, fuses. 
Murphy & Snyder, payroll sheets, 
Macone Bros., chains, 

B. A. King, wiring, 

Maynard & Acton Oil Co., gas and oil, 

Finney & Hoit, tubes, curtains, batteries, 

A. W. Davis Co., coal, wood, 

A. W. Davis Co., dust down, etc., 

Acton Motor Co., tires, tubes, repairs, 

Fitzgerald Garage, repairs, 

Geo. H. Reed, coal, 

J. S. Moore, 

Arthur H. Blanchard Co., supplies. 

Met. Dental Supply Co., oxygen, 

John J. Manning, janitor. 

So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co., coal, wood. 

So. Acton Woolen Co., acid, 

John T. McNiff, repairs, 

C. C. Cullinane, express, 
R. S. Baker, gas, 

T. E. Costello, making shields, 

Hope E. Holland, gas, 

Conant Machine Co., repairs, 

West and South Water Supply, 

Earl Hayward, bolts, 

American Fire Equipment Co., badge, 



101 



25 


50 


53 


45 


15 


90 


26 


50 


6 


00 


17 


50 


18 


00 


21 


33 


6 


40 


1 


40 


10 


50 




1 ^Qf\ ^^ 


$2,500 


00 


193 


84 




<R? ^0^ R4 






$140 


50 


129 


60 


144 


50 


212 


60 


142 


00 


82 


36 


3 


15 


7 


50 


8 


93 


19 


92 


14 


84 


70 


15 


79 


17 


22 


40 


143 


42 


14 


68 


130 


63 


6 


58 


113 


05 


21 


82 


120 


00 


164 


27 


7 


60 


6 


85 


2 


55 


5 


17 


90 


00 


3 


32 


7 


88 


36 


00 




91 


4 


60 



Wm. G. Lawrence, janitor, 127 36 

Combination Ladder Co., 1 56 

E. P. Gates, repairs, 59 75 

Tate & Co., pipe, 1 25 

Geo. K. Hayward, cable, hooks, 2 70 

Fritz Oslschlegal, straps, 4 00 

Hayward & Fullonton, brass rail, fittings, 23 15 

J. A. MacPherson, keys. 4 00 

M. E. Taylor & Co., supplies, 14 53 

Geo. Clayton, installing bell. 1 25 

N H. Tenney, smoke pipe. ? 75 

N. H. Tenney, brass pipe, 8 53 

Acton Centre Dept., salary for ins, 90 00 

South Acton Dept., salary for ins. 110 00 

West Acton Dept., salary for ins., 90 00 

Wilson Lumber Co., ladder, 10 80 

Concord Brass Foundry Co., castings, 8 06 

Geo. K. Hayward, labor, 27 20 

L. W. Bells, fire alarm transmitter, 150 00 



FOREST FIRES 

Appropriation, $500 00 

From overlay surplus, 500 00 



Paid: 

West Acton Dept., payrolls, $184 10 

South Acton Dept., payrolls, 204 35 

Centre Dept., payrolls, 238 80 

Arthur H. Blanchard, pump tank, 10 00 

A. B. Frost, freight paid, 4 18 

A. B. Frost, payrolls, 39 75 

McKesson . Easton Drug Co., soda, 36 34 

National Standard Extinguisher Co., acid, 4 00 

So. Acton Woolen Co., acid, 20 55 

Frank Gallant, labor, 5 00 

Norman Livermore, gas, 45 

Henry K. Barnes Co., hose, 140 00 

Geo. H. Reed, brooms, etc., 51 00 

John Pederson, tire, chains, jack, 1 7 20 

M. E. Taylor & Co., gas, 4 34 

R. S. Baker, gas, 1 55 



$961 61 
Unexpended balance, $38 39 



$2,693 84 



$1,000 00 



$1,000 00 



NEW HOSE 
Appropriation, $700 00 

102 



Paid: 






Arthur H. Blanchard & Co., hose, 
Henry K. Barnes Co., hose, 
Eureka Fire Hose Mfg. Co., hose, 


$16 15 

602 88 
71 00 




Unexpended balance, 


$690 03 
9 97 


$700 00 






WEST ACTON FIRE HOUSE 




Appropriation, 

Transferred from reserve fund, 


$2,000 00 
91 30 


$2,091 30 


Paid: 




E. A. Comeau, moving, 

E. A. Phalen & J. D. Smith, contract, 

Barber-Colman Co., overdoors, 


$25 00 

1,874 40 

191 90 


$2,091 30 






HYDRANT SERVICE 






Appropriation, 




$3,029 00 


Paid: 






West & South Water Supply District, 
Town of Concord, 


$2,750 00 
253 00 




Unexpended balance. 


$3,003 00* 
26 00 


$3,029 00 



MOTH DEPARTMENT 

Appropriation, $500 00 

Paid: 

James O'Neil, labor, 
James O'Neil, truck, 
R. J. O'Neil, labor, 
R. J. O'Neil, truck. 

Unexpended balance, 

TREE WARDEN 
Appropriation, 

Paid: 

James O'Neil, labor, 
James O'Neil, truck, 

103 



$312 00 

103 00 

60 00 

18 00 




$493 00 
7 00 


$500 00 
$500 00 


$345 00 
112 00 



James O'Neil, teams, 

James O'Neil, bolts, filling, etc. 



Unexpended balance, 



12 
11 


00 
50 


$480 
19 


50 
50 



$500 00 



HEALTH AND SANITATION 

Appropriation, $1,000 00 

Paid: 

James Kinsley, inspector, $110 50 

Chas. A. Durkee, services, expenses as agent 

to the board, 
Dr. R. E. Hooper, professional services, 
Frank B. Farrar, labor. 
E. R. Sanborn, labor, lumber, cement, 
Patrick Foley, labor. 
Dr. E. A. Mayell, professional services, 
Acton Motor Co., gas, oil, labor, 
A. W. Davis Co., padlock lead, 
R. F. Durkee, secretary to board, 
R. F. Durkee, postage. 
Dr. F. E. Tasker, chairman, 
Dr. Geo. H. Tuttle, salary, 

Unexpended balance, 

TOWN NURSE 

Appropriation, $2,200 00 

Paid: 



79 


10 




96 


00 




126 


00 




4 


70 




16 


50 




55 


00 




5 


66 




1 


95 




15 


00 

75 




25 


00 




10 


00 




$546 


16 




453 


84 


$1,000 00 



Lillian E. Frost, nurse, 
Acton Drug Co., supplies, 


$2,000 16 
49 10 


Unexpended balance, 


$2,049 26 
150 74 


HIGHWAYS 
Appropriation, 

Received from State under Chapt. 81, 
Received from State under Chapt. 90, 
Received from County under Chapt. 90, 
Transferred from Reserve Fund, 


$12,000 00 

5,800 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

205 38 


.id: 

J. S. Moore, tools, 

Geo. H. Reed, tools, cement, etc.. 


$4 80 
66 70 



104 



A. W. Davis Co., tools, guard rails, etc., 

S. A. Coal & Lumber Co., pipe, etc., 

Maynard & Acton Oil Co., gas and oil, 

David Clayton, cleaning Quimby Square, 

Buffalo Sprinfield Roller Co., repair parts, 

Acton Motor Co., gas, oil, repairs, 

Finney & Hoit, twine, 

E. H. Longley, cement work, 

J. T. McXiff, sharpening tools, etc.. 

Mass. Broken Stone Co., 

Conant Machine Co., repairs on loader, 

Tate & Co., pipe, tools, 

Dyar Sales & Machinery Co., torches, chain. 

Hall Bros., stakes, 

Barret Co., tarvia, 

Byron Lumber Co., lumber, 

William Holt, bulbs. 

Standard Oil Co., oil, 

W. J. Costello, signs, 

M. E. Taylor & Co., oil, gas, etc., 

A. \V. Davis, express, post s, 

Herbert Hale, filing saws. 

New England Concrete Pipe Corp., pipe, 

Com. of Mass., posts, etc., 

L. W. Perkins, gravel, 

A. Christofferson, gravel, 

Robert A. Reed, gravel, 

Margaret Spinney, gravel, 

Koppers Products Co., tarvia, 

American Powder Co., caps, 

Wilson Lumber Co., brick, 

O. F. Nelson, repairs, 

E. P. Gates, repairs, 

A. H. Perkins, paid for freight, 

Payrolls — Labor: 

A. H. Perkins, Superintendent, 

P. Callan, 

J. Gallant, 

T. Murray, 

R. Jones, 

W. Larrabee, 

R. Penney, 

W. Scanlon, 

G. Rugg, 

F. Courville, 
E. Hollowell, 
E. Anderson, 
W. Anderson, 
J. Coombs, 



149 


11 


51 


11 


117 


00 


4 


50 


19 


67 


11 


70 


1 


80 


5 


70 


23 


20 


61 


80 


181 


21 


21 


90 


110 


00 


6 


84 


347 


04 


358 


70 


1 


20 


2,145 


38 


6 


00 


32 


38 


31 


98 


2 


50 


763 


29 


114 


91 


188 


70 


28 


95 


5 


50 


23 


85 


1,891 


IZ 


3 


63 


57 


60 


14 


50 


116 


05 


9 


37 


$1,113 


00 


642 


50 


534 


75 


348 


50 


2 


00 


665 


64 


m 


75 


648 


25 


264 


00 


241 


50 


177 


00 


140 00 


142 


00 


445 


63 



$6,990 90 



105 



L. Morse, 
M. Morse, 
H. Owen, 
E. Olson, 
J. Lemoine, 
J. Smith, 
L. Penniman, 
L. Allard, 
J. Brennan, 
P. Wood, 
R. Angie, 
A. Dubey, 
L. Priest, 
M. Granberg, 
P. Coughlin, 
L. Perkins, 
G. Dow, 
R. Goodearl, 
H. Prescott, 
G. Clayton, 
W. Cole, 
Horace Tuttle, 

A. Morrison, 

B. Szylen, 
J. Gagnon, 
H. Gould, 
A. Roberts, 

Payrolls — Trucks : 

A. H. Perkins, 
R. Jones, 
N. Perkins, 
H. Reynolds, 

C. Robbins, 
A. Frost, 

J- Briggs, 
J. Coombs, 
W. A. Anderson, 
W. E. Anderson, 
E. Hollowell, 
Geo. H. Reed, 
C. Davis, 
Mrs. Kinsley, 
A. W. Marsh, 

Teams — Payroll: 
L. W. Perkins, 
J. Coombs, 



109 


50 


181 


70 


126 


00 


161 


00 


163 


00 


36 


25 


24 


00 


19 


00 


251 


13 


301 


38 


8 


00 


287 


13 


144 


50 


25 00 


132 


75 


16 


00 


152 


50 


122 


50 


233 


50 


58 00 


29 


20 


35 


60 


42 


00 


52 


00 


12 


00 


12 


00 


11 


50 




<R8 ^0^ f\fi 






$538 


50 


1,308 


13 


490 


63 


64 


06 


1,601 


88 


170 00 


948 


12 


4 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


445 


00 


368 


75 


23 


75 


30 00 


10 


00 




<R(^ nid. >i? 




^>0,U1M- oi. 


$308 00 


140 


00 



106 



M. Barteau, 
Mrs. Kinsley, 



Total Highways, 

HIGH STREET 

Appropriation, 

Received from State under Chapt. 90. 
Received from County under Chapt. 90, 
Transferred from Reserve Fund, 

Paid: 

American Powder Co., dynamite, 

N. E. Concrete Const. Co., pipe, 

Wilson Lumber Co., brick, 

Trimount Oil Co., 

Barret Co., tarvia. 

Com. of Mass., catch basins, 

Fletcher Corner Filling Station, gas, oil, 

Geo. H. Reed, lime, cement, 

A. W. Davis, express, 

Andres Christofferson, gravel, 

Payrolls — Labor : 

E.. Hollowell, 
W. Larrabee, 
J. Gallant, 
W. Scanlon, 
Geo. Rugg, 
F. Courville. 
E. Anderson, 
W. Anderson, 
T. Murray, 
H. Owen, 
R. Angeir, 
J. Lemoine, 
L. AUard, 
R. Thomas, 

A. Duffey, 
M. Granburg, 
L. Morse, 

J. Smith, 
W. Cole, 

B. Szyler, 
O. Olsen, 
E. Hurley, 
L. Warden, 
R. Penney, 



20 00 
136 00 



$604 00 
$22,005 38 



$3,000 00 

3,000 00 

3,000 00 

2 69 



$18 88 
348 38 
120 16 
321 31 
510 11 

60 63 
103 53 

26 10 

5 00 

346 05 



$468 00 
185 63 
298 25 

22 00 
271 75 
294 75 
275 75 
253 75 
279 25 
282 25 
173 50 
228 25 

56 00 
218 25 

15 00 

55 00 

1 00 

144 25 

144 25 

12 00 
160 25 
125 25 
210 75 

20 00 



$9,002 69 



$1,860 15 



$4,195 13 



107 



Payroll 
C. 


5— Trucks: 
Robbins, 


R. 


Jones, 


C. 


Davis, 


N. 


Perkins, 


E. 


Hollowell, 


G. 


Reed, 


Teams: 




L. 


Perkins, 



NEWTOWN ROAD 

Appropriation, balance. 

Appropriation, 

Received from State under Chapt. 90, 

Received from County under Chapt. 90, 

Transferred from Reserve Fund, 

Paid: 

Com. of Mass., guard rails, 

J. J. Watkins, balance of contract, 

Acton Granite Co., bounds, 

Berger Metal Culvert Co., 

Tate & Co., pipe, 

American Powder Co., caps, 

Maynard & Acton Oil Co., gas, oil, 

So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co., lumber, 

Trimount Oil Co., oil. 

Standard Oil Co., oil, 

Barrett Co., tarvia, 

Geo. H. Reed, cement, 

Geo. Pierce, air compressor, 

L. W. Perkins, gravel. 

Payrolls — Labor: 

A. H. Perkins, 
L. Priest, 
A. Dubey, 
P. Coughlin, 
M. Granburg, 
W. Larrabee, 
P. Callan, 
M. Morse, 
J. Brennan, 
W. Scanlon, 
G. Dow, 



$447 


51 




705 


01 




180 00 




599 


38 




576 


88 




430 


63 


$2,939 41 






$8 


00 


$8 00 







$9,002 69 



$3,114 24 

2,500 00 

2,500 00 

2,500 00 

110 02 



$125 00 


3,891 


13 


76 


25 


631 


00 


6 


90 


7 


25 


29 


95 


12 


47 


49 


56 


49 


50 


204 


65 


17 


60 


48 


00 


330 


15 



$10,724 26 



$5,479 41 



$324 00 
146 00 
114 00 
110 00 
4 00 
185 00 
224 00 
126 40 
168 00 
106 00 
125 00 



108 



H. Prescott, 
Geo. Clayton, 
H. Tuttle, 
R. Goodearl, 
A. Morrison, 
P. Coughlin, 

A, W, Marsh, 
L. Allard, 

L. Penniman, 
O. Olson, 
H. Owen, 
J. F. Coombs, 
P. Wood, 

B. Szylen, 

L. W. Perkins, 
R. Penney, 
J. Smith, 
J, Lemoine, 
T. Murray, 
J. Gallant, 



Payrolls — ^Trucks : 

Geo. H. Reed. 
J- Briggs, 
H. Reynolds, 
A. H. Perkins, 
A. W. Marsh, 
N. Perkins, 
Mrs. Kinsley, 
R. Jones, 
C. Robbins, 

Teams: 

L. W. Perkins, 



Appropriation, 



Paid: 



STOW STREET BRIDGE 



224 0( 

115 21 

131 20 

114 00 

92 80 

54 00 

2 50 

8 00 

8 00 

8 00 

14 00 

190 00 

216 00 

76 00 

136 00 

96 00 

60 00 

63 00 

20 00 

48 00 



$120 


00 


250 


00 


443 


75 


165 


00 


308 


75 


225 


00 


242 


50 


88 


75 


90 


00 



$2 00 



$3,309 IC 



- $1,933 75 



$2 00 



$10,724 26 



$2,000 00 



Frost, Hayward & Hollowell, Contractors, $1,798 00 

Mass. Broken Stone Co., 19 88 

J. Briggs, truck, 10 00 

H. Reynolds, truck, 10 00 



109 



A. Duby, labor^ 
W. Scanlon, 



Unexpended balance, 



SNOW REMOVAL 



Appropriation, 



Paid: 



Unexpended balance, 



STREET LIGHTING 



Appropriation, 

Transferred from Reserve Fund, 



Paid: 



Edison Electric Illuminating Co. 



PUBLIC WELFARE 



Appropriation, 



4 00 
4 00 



$1,845 88 
154 12 



John Pederson, ploughing, sanding and 




cleaning. 


$2,649 76 


John Pederson, salary, 


100 00 


Ralph Jones, truck, 


20 00 


C. Robbins, truck, 


15 00 


A. H. Perkins, truck, 


25 88 


N. Perkins, truck. 


20 00 


A. H. Perkins, labor, 


51 75 


P. Callan, labor. 


4 00 


J. Gallant, labor. 


19 00 


F. Gallant, labor. 


2 00 


T. Murray, labor. 


4 00 


W. Larrabee, labor, 


10 00 


J. Coombs, labor, 


5 00 


H. Owen, labor, 


8 00 


J. Brennan, labor. 


8 00 


W. Scanlon, labor, 


8 00 


G. Shaw, labor, 


3 00 


A. Duby, labor. 


2 25 


R. Jones, labor, 


2 00 


Good Roads Machinery Co., 


270 50 



$3,228 
271 


14 

86 


$5,400 00 
9 71 


$5,409 


71 



$2,000 00 



$3,500 00 



$3,500 00 



$5,409 71 
$5,409 71 
$2,000 00 



110 



Paid: 



Orders as approved by the Board of Public 

Welfare, $1,977 00 

Unexpended balance, 23 00 





STATE AID 






Appropriation, 
Transferred from 


Reserve Fund, 


$360 00 
70 00 


$430 00 






Paid, 


- 


$430 00 


$430 00 








SOLDIERS' RELIEF 






Appropriation, 






$600 00 



Paid: 

Orders as approved by Soldier's Relief Agent, $594 85 
Unexpended balance, 5 15 

$600 00 

OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 

Appropriation, $1,000 00 

Paid: 

Orders as approved by Board of Public Welfare, $978 00 
Unexpended balance, 22 00 

$1,000 00 

EDUCATION 

Appropriation, $45,000 GO 

Paid: 

Orders as approved by School Committee, $44,863 47 
Unexpended balance, 136 53 

$45,000 00 

INSURANCE ON HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING AND CONTENTS 

Appropriation, $1,000 00 

Paid: 

Chas. A. Durkee, $903 99 

Unexpended balance, 96 01 

— $1,000 00 

111 



LIBRARY MAINTENANCE 



Appropriation, 



Paid: 



A. F. Davis, librarian, $150 00 

A. F. Davis, janitor, 150 00 

A. F. Davis, cataloging, 50 84 

O. E. Houghton, transportation of books, 50 00 

West & South Water Supply. 18 00 

So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co., coal, 233 72 

Edison Electric Illuminating Co., 28 05 

W. A. Fuller & Son, shelf supports, 3 11 

E. Z. Stanley, repairs on furnace, 26 68 

O. D. Wood, repairs, ' 22 85 

E. F. Conant, insurance, 58 93 

Finney & Hoit, mat , 5 00 

Frank Price, labor and moss, 8 50 

Albert E. Sims, repairs, 127 84 

John Pederson, wood, 12 00 

M. E. Taylor & Co., supplies, 9 26 

$954 78 

Unexpended balance, 45 22 



LIBRARY BOOKS 

Appropriation, $200 00 

Appropriation balance, 30 

Received interest on library fund, 502 17 



Paid: 



DeWolfe, Fiske & Co., books, 


$281 32 


Goodspeeds Book Shop, 


9 45 


Orange Judd Publishing Co., 


8 15 


Frieshman's, 


14 84 


Geo. H. B. Turner, 


4 00 


Ginn & Co., 


13 30 


H. R. Huntting Co., 


222 67 


Jean Karr, 


31 30 


Arthur R. Womrath Inc., 


14 08 


James P. Ramsay, 


1 85 


National Republic, 


5 00 


Cotton Trade Journal, 


80 


G. A. Baker & Co., 


7 61 


Herman Goldberger Agency, 


49 65 


W. A. Wilde Co., 


13 05 


Edward H. James, 


2 08 


Union Library Association, 


12 07 


E. P. Dutton & Co., 


11 25 



$1,000 00 



$1,000 00 



$702 47 



$702 47 



112 



LIBRARY VAULT 

Appropriation, $500 00 

Unexpended, 500 00 

CEMETERIES 

Appropriation, SI, 200 00 

Received interest from Hosmer fund, 459 38 



Paid: 

A. H. Perkins, removing snow 

M. E. Taylor & Co., wire, seed, tools, 

C. B. Dolge, weed killer, 
Geo. H. Reed, tools, 

West & South Water Supply. 

Shepard Clark, parts for mower. 

A. W. Davis Co., bone meal paint. 

Est. of Wm. H. Kingsley, scraping, 

Wm. Munn, mowing, 

Geo. J. Coombs, mowing, 

Albert Batley & Son, flowers, 

Lizzie Crocker, manure, 

Willis Holden, manure. 

Mrs. C. F. Kingsley, plowing, 

Horace F. Tuttle, recording lots, 

Horace F. Tuttle, labor and horse, 

Horace F. Tuttle, plans, 

Geo. H. Reed, truck, 

Gould & Gagnon, truck and labor, 

F. W. Green, lawn mowers, book, chemicals, 

F. W. Green, payrolls, 

F. W. Green, labor, 

F. W. Green, team, 

F. S. Kennedy, labor, 

F. S. Kennedy, car, 

D. S. Kennedy, labor, 
Howard Jones, labor, 
Arthur Freese, labor, 

Horace F. Tuttle, compiling reports of lots 

in perpetual care, 

F. W. Green, dressing, 



PERPETUAL CARE 

Received interest on cemetery funds, 
Received interest on Blanchard fund, 



113 



$7 


50 


9 


85 


90 


31 


7 


25 


12 


00 


3 


70 


6 


50 


10 


00 


3 


00 


8 


00 


38 


75 


10 


50 


8 


50 


15 


00 


6 


00 


26 


13 


42 


00 


66 


25 


20 


00 


34 


57 


311 


61 


322 


11 


12 


75 


233 


40 


8 


50 


181 


80 


88 


15 


56 


25 


15 


00 


4 


00 




pijOOV oo 


$1,450 


75 


40 


00 




«i Aon 7? 



Paid: 



F. W. Green, labor, $1,472 13 

F. W. Green, three lawn mowers, 18 62 



$1,490 75 



UNCLASSIFIED 
Appropriation, $500 00 



Paid: 



Howard A. Wilson, professional services, 

E. F. Conant, insurance, 

Finney & Hoit, flags, 

Horace F. Tuttle, writing and recording 

easements and deeds, 
O. D. Wood, care of flag and new ropes, 
Dr. John Sheehan, reporting births, 
Dr. Ross K. Whiton, reporting births. 
Dr. R. E. Hooper, reporting births. 
Dr. N. N. Charbonneau, reporting births. 
Burroughs Adding Machine Co., adding machine, 147 00 
Shaw-Walker Co., cabinet, 59 50 

Maplewood Press Co., printing lists, 60 00 



;50 


00 


33 


00 


12 


60 


11 


00 


7 


50 




25 




25 




75 




25 



$382 10 
Unexpended balance, 117 90 



MEMORIAL DAY 

Appropriation, $300 00 

Transferred from reserve fund, 30 25 



Paid 



Marsten & Wells, flags, 


$17 55 


Lovell Bus Lines, 


30 00 


A. W. Davis Co., paper, 


2 30 


B. S. Holt, cream. 


1 25 


A. C. Jones, groceries. 


4 34 


Strong & Tracy, provisions, 


11 31 


Mrs. Frank Davis, napkins. 


40 


R. E. Wright, rolls. 


3 85 


A. Batley & Son, plants, 


42 25 


John P. Fielding, band. 


201 00 


First Baptist Church, rent, 


10 00 


Geo. L. Towne, sundry expense. 


6 00 



$500 00 



$330 25 



$330 25 



114 



GAS RANGE AND HEATER 

Appropriation, $300 00 

Paid: 

Boston Consolidated Gas Co., range and 

radiator, $242 96 

Unexpended balance, 57 04 



INSURANCE OF EMPLOYEES 


»pvJVVW \J\J 


Appropriation, 


$500 00 


r^aici. 

Paul R. Hederstedt, $347 34 
Unexpended balance, 152 66 


$500 00 




PURCHASE OF LAND FOR WEST ACTON FIRE HOUSE 


Appropriation, 


$50 00 


X aia. 

Citizen's Library Association, $50 00 


$50 00 




ZONING COMMITTEE 




Appropriation, 


$200 00 


Paid: 




Associated Architects Printing & Sup. Co., $21 50 
Unexpended balance, 178 50 


$200 00 




TOWN FORESTS 




Appropriation, 


$150 00 


Unexpended, 


$150 00 



I 



DEMONSTRATION WORK IN AGRICULTURE 

Appropriation, $50 00 

Unexpended, $50 00 

INTEREST ON REVENUE LOANS 

Appropriation, $2,000 00 

115 



Paid: 

First National Bank of Ayer, $1,750 GO 

Unexpended balance, 250 00 

$2,000 00 

BONDS AND NOTES 

Appropriation, $8,400 00 

Paid: 

Merchants National Bank, high school bonds, $4,000 00 
Assabet Inst, for Savings, Lowell Road note, 2,000 00 
First National Bank of Ayer, Lowell Road note, 700 00 
First National Bank of Ayer, Fire House note, 700 00 



Unexpended balance, 


$7,400 
1,000 


00 
00 


$8,400 00 








INTEREST ON BONDS AND NOTES 






Appropriation, 






$2,000 00 


Paid: 








Assabet Inst, for Savings, 
Merchants National Bank. 
First National Bank of Ayer, 


$80 

1,800 
56 


00 

00 
00 




Unexpended balance, 


$1,936 
64 


00 
00 


$2,000 00 








REVENUE LOANS 








Amount outstanding, Jan. 1, 1931, 
Received — First National Bank of Ayer, 


$25,000 00 
70,000 00 


?95,000 00 








Paid First National Bank of Ayer, 
Amount outstanding, Dec. 1, 1931, 


$75,000 00 
20,000 00 


$95,000 00 



RESERVE FUND 

Appropriation from Overlay Surplus, $1,200 00 

Transferred to: 

General Government, $54 55 

Buildings and Grounds, 26 71 

Police, 396 ^8 

116 



Fire Department, 


193 84 


West Acton Fire House, 


91 30 


Highways, 


205 38 


High Street, 


2 69 


Newtown Road, 


110 02 


Street Lighting, 


9 71 


State Aid, 


70 00 


Memorial Day, 


30 25 




$1,190 83 


Unexpended balance. 


9 17 




$1,200 00 


REFUNDS 




Paid: 




1930 Tax, 


$16 30 


1930 Excise Tax, 


44 53 


1931 Excise Tax, 


194 60 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Amount due from Collector, Dec. 31, 1930, 

Received from State Tax, 

State Audit, 

State Parks, 

Old Age Assistance Tax, 

County Tax, 

County Tuberculosis Tax, 

Overlay, 

Town grant, 

Motor Vehicle Excise tax, 

December Assessment, 



Treasurer's Cash on hand, Dec. 31, 1930, 
Received interest on taxes. 
Receipts other than taxes. 



Paid: 



State Tax, 

State Audit, 

State Parks, 

Old Age Assistance Tax 

County Tax, 



$50,532 


51 




3,750 


00 




393 


66 




54 


97 




874 


00 




6,229 


50 




378 


19 




3,808 


85 




72,660 


26 




8,835 


40 




366 


00 


34 




»plT- / ,ooo 


$17,892 


23 




2,412 


75 




120,465 


40 






<Rtzin 770 


38 




^It-U, / / U 




$288,653 


72 


$3,750 


00 




393 


66 




54 


97 




874 


00 




6,229 


50 





117 



County Tuberculosis Tax, 




378 


19 


General Government, 




5,054 


55 


Treasurer's and Collector's 


bond,. 


270 


00 


Buildings and Grounds^ 




826 


71 


Police Department, 




1,896 


38 


Fire Department, 




2,693 


84 


Forest Fires, 




961 


61 


New Hose, 




690 03 


West Acton Fire House, 




2.091 


30 


Hydrant Service, 




3,003 


00 


Moth Department, 




493 


00 


Tree Warden, 




480 


50 


Health and Sanitation, 




546 


16 


Town Nurse, 




2.049 


26 


Highways, 




22,005 


3S 


High Street, 




9,002 


69 


Newtown Road, 




10,724 


26 


Stow Street Bridge, 




1,845 


88 


Snow Removal, 




3,228 


14 


Street Lighting, 




5,409 


71 


Public Welfare, 




1,977 


00 


State Aid, 




430 00 


Soldier's Relief, 




594 


85 


Old Age Assistance, 




978 


00 


Education, 




44,863 


47 


Insurance on High School Building, 


903 


99 


Library maintenance, 




954 


78 


Library Books, 




702 


47 


Cemeteries, 




1,659 


3S 


Cemetery Perpetual Care, 




1,490 


75 


Unclassified, 




382 


10 


Memorial Day, 




330 


25 


Gas Range & Heater, 




242 


96 


Insurance of Town Employ 


ees, 


347 


34 


Land for West Acton Fire House, 


50 


00 


Zoning Committee, 




21 


50 


Interest on Revenue Loans, 




1,750 


00 


Bonds and Notes, 




7,400 00 


Interest on Bonds and Notes, 


1,936 


00 


Revenue Loans, 




75,000 


00 


Refunds, 




255 


43 

<R9'77 9'77 00 


Abatements, 




$682 


81 


Abatement, Excise Tax, 




347 


90 


Amount due from Collector, 


Dec. 31, 1931, 


51,537 


57 


Amount due from Treasurer 


Dec. 31, 1931, 


8,862 


45 






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$288,653 72 



118 



SURPLUS ACCOUNT 

Balance, January 1, 1931, $24,167 15 

Surplus Revenue, 1931, 7,449 68 

1925 Tax, 2 00 

C. A, Durkee, collector, overpaid, 1 66 

— $31,620 49 

DEBIT 

Revenue Account, 1931, $10,000 00 

Transferred to Cemetery fund, for lots sold 

from Sept. 1927 to Dec. 1930, 578 00 

Transferred to Overlay Surplus, 

balances of appropriations made from 



Overlay Surplus in 1930, 


468 


69 


$11,046 69 








Balance, December 31, 1931, 






$20,573 80 


OVERLAYS 








1929 








Balance, January 1, 1931, 






$2,781 55 


DEBIT 








Abatements, 

Transferred to overlay surplus, 


$545 
2,235 


71 

84 


$2,781 55 


. 






1930 








Balance, January 1, 1931, 






$2,362 51 


DEBIT 








Refunds, 




- 


16 30 


Balance, December 31, 1931, 


$2,346 21 


1931 








Overlay, 






$3,808 85 


DEBIT 








Abatements, 




- 


$137 10 


Balance, December 31, 1931, 


$3,671 75 


OVERLAY SURPLUS 








Balance, January 1, 1931, 
Transferred from Surplus Account. 
Overlay 1929, 
Appropriation balances, 1931, 


$7,855 

468 

2,235 

47 


94 
69 

84 
56 


$10,608 03 



119 



DEBIT 



Appropriation to Reserve fund, $1,200 00 

Appropriation to Forest Fire Acct., 500 00 

$1,700 00 



Balance, December 31, 1931, $8,908 03 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAX REVENUE 

Balance, January 1, 1931, $3,141 39 

1931 Tax, 8,835 40 



$11,976 79 



DEBIT 



Abatements, $347 90 

Refunds, 239 13 

Total amount collected 1931, 7,310 53 



ISO 



$7,897 56 



Balance, December 31, 1931, $4,079 23 

CEMETERY LAND FUND 

Transferred from surplus account, $578 00 

For lots sold from 1927-1930 

Received for lots sold in 1931, 245 00 

$823 00 



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Auditor's Report 



I have examined the books and accounts of the Treasurer and Tax 
Collector of the Town of Acton, and have found them correct. Notices 
have been sent to all delinquent taxpayers. 

HOWARD L. JONES, Town Accountant. 
February 18, 1932. 



122 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



School Department 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ACTON 



MASSACHUSETTS 



For the Year Ending December 31, 1931 




1932 

The Kennison Print 
Ayer, Mass. 



Organization 

School Committee 

Mrs. Lulu L. Clark, Chairman Term expires 1932 

Mrs. Albertie Meade Term expires 1933 

Forrest Bean Term expires 1932 

Mrs. Oliver Wood Term expires 1934 

Arthur Whitcomb Term expires 1934 

Dr. Randall Woodworth Term expires 1933 

Superintendent 

John F. Hough 

South Acton, Mass. — Phone 165. Office — High School Buildinoj. 

School Physician 
Dr. E. A. Mayell Acton 

School Nurse 
Miss Lillian Frost North Acton 



SCHOOL CALENDAR 

First short term begins January 4. 1932. 

First short term ends Febuary 19, 1932. 

Second short term begins February 29, 1932. 

Second short term ends April 15, 1932. 

Third short term begins April 25, 1932. 

Third short term ends June 10, 1932, for Grades I to VHI, inclusive. 

Third short term ends June 17, 1932, for High School. 

. 1932-1933 
Fall term begins September 6. 1932. 

Thanksgiving — School closes November 2?>, 1932, and re-opens 
November 28. 1932. 

Fall term ends December 23, 1Q32. 
First short term begins January 2. 1933. 

Legal Holidays 

January 1. February 22. April 19 May 30. Julv 4. first Monday of 
September. October 12, November 11. Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day 
(the day following when any of the first five days mentioned, the 12th of 
October, or Christmas occurs on Sunday.) 

Arbor Day falls on the last Saturday in April, and is not a legal 
holiday. 

Flag Day falls on June 14, and is not a legal holiday. It should be 
observed by proper exercises by any school in session on that day. 



TEACHERS IN SERVICE, DECEMBER 31, 1931 



Center School: 










App. 


Where Educated 


Home Address 


Ella Miller 


1899 


Framingham Normal 


Acton 


Ruth Brennan 


1931 


Lowell Normal 


Lowell 


Gertrude Puhakka 


1931 


Fitchburg Normal 


Fitchburg 


South School: 








Julia McCarthy 


1906 


Fitchburg Normal 


South Acton 


Florence Merriam 


1927 


Framingham Normal 


South Acton 


Jessie Kinnevan 


1929 


Worcester Normal 


Worcester 


West School: 








Harriet Suchovskv 


1929 


Framingham Normal 


Clinton 


Elise Dickerman 


1926 


Fitchburg Normal 


Ayer 


Madeline Allard 


1928 


Lowell Normal 


Lowell 


High School Building: 








Marion Towne 


1921 


Smith College 


Concord 


Mary Stolte 


1931 


Middlebury College 


Brattleboro, Vt. 


Marjorie Jones 


1931 


Simmons College 


South Acton 


Barbara Douglass 


1931 


University of Vermont 


Winchester, N. H 


Elsie Bixbv 


1927 


Framingham Normal 
Boston University 


Woodville 


Edith Ames 


1928 


Simmons College 


Littleton 


Margaret Boornazian 


1929 


Boston University 


Methuen 


Walter Holt 


1928 


Dartmouth College 


Ashburnham 


Robert Dolan 


1930 


Clark University 


Marlboro 


Henry Hopkinson 


1930 


Northeastern Law S. 


West Acton 


John Hough 


1927 


Middlebury, Harvard, 


South Acton 



Colgate 



Supervisors : 

Music — Elmer Pierce, Gardner. 
Drawing — Phyllis Darch, Fitchburg. 
Manual Arts — James Smith, Adams. 



School Committee 



To the Voters of Acton: 

The School Committee herewith presents its annual report for the 
fiscal year 1931, and an estimate of its requirements for the year 1932. 
The past few years it has been the policy of the School Committee to plan 
ahead for more than one year, and by so doing, our schools and buildings 
are in a very good condition at the present time. As the senior member 
of the Committee, I look backward nine years and I can truly say our 
schools have never been in a better condition than at the present time. 

Much has been accomplished the past year, in the way of repairs. 
The South School that was partially shingled about three years ago has 
been completed this year. The front side was done and the flaGj pole re- 
moved from the building and set in cement on the front lawn. This build- 
ing was also painted on the outside. The West School Building has been 
painted outside and one room and the halls redecorated. 

The Auditorium at the High School has been redecorated and other 
minor repairs attended to. Some repairs were done at the Center School 
and the plans of the Committee are to complete the work on this buildino; 
the coming year. 

For more than a year plans have been discussed in meeting, and 
talked over with Mr. Davis, in regard to improving the transportation of 
both Elementary and High School pupils. The Committee was verv 
desirous of putting these plans into effect this year. We found this im- 
provement could be taken care of without any increase in the appropria- 
tion for our department. But owing to the financial condition of the towns 
and cities in our Commonwealth it is with much regret that we are putting 
these plans aside for another year. 

The Committee has also voted that there will be few if anv changes 
in the salaries of the teachers for the coming year. By these and other 
economies in all departments we have prepared a budget askin-^ for $43.- 
000. This is $2,000 less than last year's appropriation. 

We hope that our voters will realize that we are able to do this for 
one year, because we have looked ahead in purcha'^ing supplier, books, etc. 
and feel that we have accomplished a maximum of results with the money 
entrusted to us for our schools. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LULU L. CLARK, 
Chairman of School Committee. 



COMPARISON OF COST FOR OPERATING 
ACTON SCHOOLS 



Massachusetts School Fund 1931 1930 1929 1928 

Part I $3,736 00 $3,610 00 $3,560 00 $3,740 00 

Part II 1,565 07 1,909 84 2,978 41 

State Wards, 580 58 151 76 131 25 276 43 



Total from State, $4,316 58 $5,326 83 $5,601 09 $6,994 84 

Out of town tuitions, $2,486 15 $2,670 15 $2,775 28 $2,010 56 



Total, $6,802 73 $7,996 98 $8,376 37 $9,005 40 

Expended from appro- 
priation, $44,863 47 $44,534 21 $44,845 92 $43,984 70 

Net cost of town 

(raised by taxation), $38,060 74 $36,537 U $36,469 55 $34,979 30 

Appropriations, $45,000 00 $45,000 00 $45,000 00 $44,000 00 

Special, $3,500 00 



$48,500 00 



ESTIMATES FOR THE SUPPORT OF SCHOOLS 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1932 



Salary and other expenses of Superintendent, $2,188 00 

Expenses of Instruction, 28,060 00 

Expenses of Operation, 5.165 00 

Repairs, 1,000 00 

Auxiliary Agencies (Transportation and Health), 4,200 00 

Miscellaneous, 2,387 00 



Total, $43,000 00 



Summary of Expenses for Support for Year 
Ending December 31, 1931 



GENERAL CONTROL 

Salary and other expenses of Superintendent, $2,556 38 

EXPENSES OF INSTRUCTION 

Salaries of Teachers and Supervisors: 
Elementary, 
High School, 
Principal of High School, 
Supervisors, 

High School Textbooks, 
Elementary Textbooks, 
High School Stationery and Supplies, 
Elementary Stationery and Supplies, 

Total Expenses of Instruction, 

EXPENSES OF OPERATION 



$13,061 


25 


11,441 


84 


1,045 


83 


907 


84 




<f:9/=> A'^fs if\ 




$446 36 




691 04 




817 94 




525 97 




$28,938 07 



Wages of Janitor, 

Fuel, 

Miscellaneous, 


High School 

Elementary 

South West 
$780 00 $732 00 
529 18 526 98 
55 01 38 14 


$1,382 
470 
717 


30 
08 
23 


$2,569 61 

$2,152 00 

1.547 28 

143 81 


Wages of Janitor, 

Fuel, 

Miscellaneous, 


Center 

$640 00 

491 12 

50 66 






Total High and 


$1,364 19 $1,207 12 $1,181 78 
Elementary Operating Expense, 
6 


$3,843 09 
$6,412 70 



MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS 

High School, $684 58 

South West Center 

Elementary, $725 71 $909 20 $197 35 $1,832 26 



Total Maintenance and Repairs, $2,516 84 

AUXILIARY AGENCIES 

High School: 

Library, 

Miscellaneous, 
Elementary: 

Miscellaneous, 

Transportation, 



Total Expended, 
Unexpended Balance, 



Special Appropriation for Insurance, 



$131 
483 


75 
62 






154 
3,670 


11 
00 


$4,439 

$44,863 
136 


48 

47 
53 




- 




$45,000 


00 






903 


99 



PAID FOR SUPPORT FOR YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1931 

GENERAL CONTROL 

Superintendent, salary $2,000 04 

Clerk, 450 00 

Superintendent, travel expenses, 10 00 



$2,460 04 



OFFICE EXPENSES 

New England Tel. & Tel. Company, $45 00 

School Service Company, office cards, 3 70 

Post Office, envelopes, 22 06 

John M. Ruth & Company, desk blotters, 1 OS 

J. L. Hammett Company, report card envelopes, 1 67 

Mrs. Charles Clark, telephone and stamps, 1 57 

Murphy & Snyder, warrants, 6 50 

John F. Hough, postage and saws filed, 2 48 

D. C. Heath & Company, office book, 1 71 

Wright & Potter Printing Company, office supplies, 4 15 

Remington Rand Business Service, office cards, 2 44 

Lillian Frost, envelopes, 90 

Finney & Hoit, tablet and ink, 35 

7 



Silver Burdett & Company, office book, 
The MacMillan Company, office book, 

Total, 
Total General Control, 

EXPENSES OF INSTRUCTION 

Supervisor's Salary, Music, 
Supervisor's Salary, Drawing, 
Supervisor's Salary, Manual Training, 

Total Supervisors' Salaries, 
Principal's Salary, High School, 

Teachers' Salaries: 

Henry Hopkinson, 
Walter Holt, 
Robert Dolan, 
Elsie Bixby, 
Margaret Boornazian, 
Barbara Douglass, four months, 
Marion Towne, four months, 
Marjorie Jones, four months, 
Mary Stolte, four months, 
Edith Ames, four months, 
Marion Fuller, six months, 

Total High School Teachers' Salaries, 

Elementary Teachers' Salaries: 
Ella Miller, 

Helen Murray, six months, 
Edith Ames, six months, 
Marion Towne, six months, 
Edith Taylor, six months, 
Caroline Chase, six months, 
Ruth Brennan, four months, 
Gertrude Puhakka, four months, 
Julia McCarthy, 
Jessie Kinnevan, 
Florence Merriam, 
Harriet Suchovsky, 
Elise Dickerman, 
Madeline Allard, 
Mrs. Minetta Lee, substitute, 
Mrs. Arthur Nelson, substitute. 

Total Elementary Teachers' Salaries, 



1 


69 


1 


04 


$96 


34 


$2,556 


38 


$400 


00 


280 00 


227 


84 


$907 


84 


$1,045 


83 


$2,000 00 


1,800 


00 


1.280 


00 


1.700 


00 


1,440 


00 


440 


00 


540 


00 


381 


84 


400 00 


560 


00 


900 00 


$11,441 


84 


$1,400 00 


780 


00 


780 


00 


780 


00 


750 


00 


626 


25 


375 


00 


360 


00 


1,400 


00 


1,070 


00 


1,250 00 


1,270 00 


1,152 


50 


1,020 


00 


17 


50 


30 


00 


$13,061 


25 



HIGH SCHOOL TEXT BOOKS 



Allyn and Bacon, 


$36 74 


The MacMillan Company, 


67 73 


Manual Arts Press, 


15 09 


Silver, Burdett & Company, 


1 63 


Ginn & Company, 


41 71 


Collepje Entrance Book Company, 


2 63 


M. Witmark & Sons. 


10 00 


Edward E. Babb & Company, Inc.. 


16 79 


Houghton Mifflin Company, 


7 95 


Southwestern Publishing Company. 


12 63 


Dura Binding Company, 


21 35 


The John C. Winston Company, 


39 27 


Charles Scribner's Sons, 


6 56 


World Book Company, 


56 95 


American Book Company, 


22 50 


G. P. Milne, 


1 82 


Regents Publishing Company, 


45 


Iroquois Publishing Company, 


1 26 


Benj. H. Sanborn & Company, 


3 61 


Chappell-Harms, Inc., 


3 86 


D. C, Heath & Company, 


26 59 


Gregg Publishing Company, 


15 25 


L3^ons & Carnahan, 


2 00 


Oliver Ditson Company, 


15 95 


Yawman & Erbe Manufacturing Company, 


9 60 


F. A. Owen Publishing Company, 


1 56 


Boston Music Company, 


4 88 



Total, $446 36 

ELEMENTARY TEXT BOOKS 

The Arlo Publishing Company, 
The MacMillan Company, 
Benjamin H. Sanborn & Compan; 
Silver Burdett & Company, 
World Book Company, 
D. C. Heath & Company, 
Web?ter Publishing Company, 
Laurel Book Company, 
Ginn & Company, 
Scott. Foresman & Company, 
Dura Binding Company, 
Iroquois Publishing Company, 
Campbell & Leunig, Inc., 
American Book Company, 

Total Elementary Textbooks, $691 04 

9 



$7 


40 


116 


89 


21 


70 


140 


58 


1 


35 


13 


94 


2 


27 


4 


65 


79 


00 


223 


42 


48 


30 


12 


10 


16 


18 


3 


26 



HIGH SCHOOL STATIONERY AND SUPPLIES 

John M. Ruth & Company, pencils and desk blotters, 

Taylor Instrument Company, charts, 

South Acton Coal and Lumber Company, board, 

Webber Lumber & Supply Company, Manual Training, 

J. L. Hammett Company, pencils, paper, envelopes, 

Atlantic Motion Picture Corp., base lamp, 

Boston Mu'^ic Company, 

Office Appliance Company, stencils, 

Vannah Lithograph Company, 

The Bon Marche, ribbon. 

The Papercrafters, Inc., 

Murphy & Snyder, paper and programs, 

Wilbur D. Gilpatric, paper. 

The Traders Carbon Paper Company, type ribbons, 

Central Scientific Company, laboratory supplies, 

Edward E. Babb & Company, Inc., workbooks and paper 

Palmer & Parker Company, wood, 

Sears, Roebuck & Company, laboratory supplies, 

Finney & Hoit, 

J. A. MacPherson, laboratory and manual training supplies, 

Ginn & Company, teachers' class books, 

John M. Woods & Company, 

Cambosco Scientific Company, laboratory supplies, 

A. W. Davis Company, 

Chamber of Commerce of United States. Nation's Business, 

Walter Holt, popular music, 

Doubleday, Doran & Company, Le Petit Journal, 

Total $817 94 

ELEMENTARY STATIONERY AND SUPPLIES 

John C. Winston Company, 

O. H. Toothaker, Primary tests, 

Frank C. Johnson, Elementary Record Cards, 

Edward E. Babb & Company, Inc., 

Milton Bradley Company, drawing supplies, 

J. L. Hammett Company, 

Herman Goldberger Agency, magazines, 

Alfred F. Gruener, 

Total, $525 97 

HIGH SCHOOL OPERATING EXPENSE 

Daniel MacDougall, janitor, $1,382 ^0 

Webber Lumber & Supply Company, 3 42 

Fuelite Natural Gas Company, 1 68 00 

Edison Electric Illuminating Company, 237 36 

New England Tel. & Tel. Company, 8 81 

10 



$10 


04 


4 


63 


1 


16 


19 


43 


374 


86 


3 


75 


10 


16 


38 


96 


35 


30 


2 


80 


69 


29 


10 


75 


18 


63 


10 


63 


14 


85 


r, 92 


84 


3 


80 


8 


66 


1 


77 


es, 4 


93 


11 


57 


11 


66 


6 


27 


30 


20 


ss, 3 


00 


10 


00 


8 


00 



$1 


98 


3 


29 


4 


13 


25 


^S 


274 


42 


206 


52 


5 


55 


4 


70 



A. W. Davis & Company, snow pusher, coal, glass, 

J. L. Hammett Company, 

Strong & Tracy, soda. 

West & South Water Supply Company, 

South Acton Coal & Lumber Company, coal, 

Edward E. Babb & Company, mop wringer 

West Disinfecting Company, soap, dispensers, towels, 

The Holmerden Company, 

Lloyd Priest, recharging chemicals, 

John Dunivan, recharging chemicals, 

Masury- Young, 

Fullton & Hayward. repair floor oiler, 

George Coombs, sawing wood, 

Forrest Bean, sawing w^ood, 

Acton Motor Company, welding, 

O. H. Howe, plants, 

Total High School Operating Expense, 



Janitor 
Fuel, 

Totals, 



ELEMENTARY OPERATING EXPENSE 

South West Center 

$780 00 $732 00 $640 00 



529 18 



526 98 



491 12 



328 


75 


4 


11 




98 


36 


51 


174 


20 


4 


22 


150 


60 


17 


20 


2 


50 


2 


50 


39 


75 


3 


10 


1 


40 


1 


40 




50 


2 


00 


$2,569 


61 



$1,309 18 $1,258 98 $1,131 12 



$2,152 00 
1,547 28 

$3,699 28 



MISCELLANEOUS 

West & South Water Supply Co., 

Edison Electric 111. Company, 

Byron Lumber Co., 

L. C. Hastings, Supplies, 

W. J. Costello, Signs, 

South Acton Coal & Lumber Co., 

J. L. Hamm.et*, clock, 

M. E. Taylor & Company, rope, 

Edward E. Babb & Com.pany, Inc., duster, 

Fritz Oelschlegel, chopping block. 

Totals, 

Total Elementary Miscellaneous, • 

Total Elementary Operating Expense, 



South 
$12 00 

38 55 

56 

90 

2 00 

1 00 



West 

$17 02 
18 30 



82 
00 



Center 

$21 12 
20 10 



7 35 
2 09 



$55 01 $38 14 $50 66 

$143 81 

$3,843 09 



HIGH SCHOOL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS 

Albert E. Sims, $4 00 

Pratt & Forrest Company, lumber, 3 78 

C. M. White Iron Works, window guards, 166 00 

Boston Consolidated Gas Company, 37 95 



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Edward E. Babb & Company, braces, 

B. A. King, 

L. T. Fullonton & Company, 

South Acton Coal & Lumber Company, 

Charles E. Smith, 

Albert E. Sims, hot water showers, 

Taylor Instrument Company, repair stormograph, 

Kenney Bros. & Wolkins, shades, etc., 

Diebold Safe & Lock Company, repair safe. 

Total, $684 58 

ELEMENTARY MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS 



12 


97 


10 


25 


115 


00 


4 


82 


9 


26 


232 


95 


9 


00 


38 


60 


40 


00 





South 


West 


Center 


Albert E. Sims, 


$11 13 


$12 56 


$28 70 


George Hayward, shingling. 


391 70 


4 80 




J. N. Berry & H. Hale, shingling, 




456 00 




L. T. Fullonton & Co., 


71 56 


173 50 




C. H. Schnair & Son, 


210 57 


220 58 




N. H. Tenney, 




39 76 




George H. Gutteridge, 


2 00 






George H. Whitney, fire extinguishers, 


30 00 






William B. Holt, 


10 75 






0. D. Wood, 






97 00 


South Acton Coal & Lumber Co., 






6 36 


Larkin Lumber Company, 






15 25 


Edwin A. Phelan, 






15 98 


E. Z. Stanely, 






34 06 



$727 71 $907 20 $197 35 
Total Elementary Maintenance and Repairs, $1,832 26 

HEALTH 
Dr. Ernest Mayell, examinations in High & Elementary Schools, $200 00 

TRANSPORTATION 
A. W. Davis, $3,670 00 

LIBRARIES 

H. W. Wilson Company, Readers' Guide, $7 00 

Desmond Publishing Company, 

Carpenter's Travels and Winston Encyclopedia, 
Gaylord Bros., Inc., book cards and shelf holders, 
Herman Goldberger Agency, 
Welles Publishing Company, 

Total, $131 75 

12 



74 


00 


21 


30 


14 


45 


15 


00 



19 


50 


66 


75 


20 


71 


160 


00 



$10 40 


71 


84 


19 


23 



NEW EQUIPMENT 

Allen Chair Company, chairs for Center School, 
Massachusetts Reformatory, desks and chairs, 
Kenney Bros. & Wolkins, desk stands, 
Woodstock Typewriter Company, 

Total, $266 96 

TUITION 

City of Worcester, 
City of Lowell, 
City of Somerville, 

Total, $101 47 

MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 

Bostitch Sales Company, stapler, $4 50 

Dallman Company, mops. 

Royal Typewriter Company, repairs, 

L. C. Smith Typewriter Company, 

W. W. Holt, express on motion picture films, 

C. C. Cullinane, trucking. 

Commissioner of Public Safety, boiler inspection, 

Laffin's Bedford Express, 

Daniel MacDougall, school census, 

Ralph Jones, sand and gravel, 

George Coombs, trucking. 

Total Miscellaneous Expense, 
Total expended during fiscal year. 
By Special Appropriation for Insurance, 



4 


50 


2 


00 


5 


10 


3 


40 


5 


95 


5 


00 




35 


30 00 


6 


50 


2 


00 


$69 


30 


$44,863 


47 


$903 


99 



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Report of School Superintendent 



To the School Committee and Voters of Acton: 

1, herewith, offer my second annual report as Superintendent of 
Schools of Acton and Principal of the Acton High School. 

The period of depression which has seemed to become so popular 
throughout the world has had its effect upon institutions of learning of 
all kinds. In some communities the result has been that the attendance in 
high and elementary schools has increased. This has not been noticeably 
so in Acton, however. The number enrolled in all our schools is 500. 
This is somewhat larger than the enrollment of last year but the same as 
the enrollment of 1926 and about 11 less than the enrollment of 1928. 
The number of pupils in the high school building is 225. Although the 
number attending school has not materially increased, the distribution 
seems to be different from that of previous years. For instance, the 
Sophomore room is overcrowded, while the seventh grade is much smaller 
than usual. 

Last year, we started a class in manual training for the boys in the 
Junior High School. Mr. Steuer, a senior of the Fitchburg Normal School, 
came to Acton every Friday to teach this subject as a project in connection 
with his course at Normal School. Some tools were purchased, and the 
room formerly used for sewing was taken over for this course. The sewing 
tables and other materials were moved to another room for the purpose. 
The course continues this year under the instruction of James Smith, 
another senior at the Fitchburg Normal School. Besides being an in- 
structor for the Junior High boys once a week, he also has a class in 
mechanical drawing for the boys in the Senior High School. The boys 
who take this course seem to be very much interested in it. For the 
mechanical drawing, they are given 1 point toward graduation. 

Pupils are also given 1 point toward graduation for Physical Training 
if they pursue the course regularly and industriously. 

There seems to have been some misunderstanding about this subject 
of Physical Training. As has been previously stated, it is a State require- 
ment for all schools in Massachusetts and here it has been placed in the 
schedule just the same as any other subject. It is given twice a week. 
The aim is to provide each pupil with some means of play and physical 
exercise. They are taught considerable about different games. Sometimes 
they have a few calisthenics and some marching. It is not the intention 
of any of us on the teaching staff to teach military drill or military tactics. 
When boys are asked to do any military drill, it is only a little marching 
or facing to teach them to act in co-ordination with others and learn to 
respond to suggestions readily and cheerfully. Any pupil who goes into 
any of our physical training classes with the proper spirit, to have good 
clean fun and invigorate the body, will find that he gets out of it all that 
it costs him to lose in individuality for a short while. 

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And while we are speaking of individuality, this might be a good 
place to face a fact that is unavoidable. In a public school of 200 pupils, 
it is impossible for a child to exert his individuality. We teachers all 
realize that the more individual attention we can give to pupils, the more 
successful we will be as teachers and those of us who look upon our pupils 
as human beings try to study each separate case. But the number we have 
to teach and the time we have to do it in does not permit us to take over 
the job that should be done by the parent who has the greatest opportunity 
to study the child as an individual. Therefore, when a parent complains 
that the teachers do not understand her child, she is not taking cognizance 
of the fact that the most valuable lesson that the child can learn while 
going to school is to adjust himself to conditions about him. Regardless 
of what modern psychologists and behaviorists say we are still slaves of 
circumstance and as long as we live in a democracy that supports public 
schools, our regulations must be primarily uniform. A new rule cannot 
be made for each one who does not like the existing one or who has diffi- 
culty in adapting himself to it. I am not recommending as perfect this 
situation where man is a slave to circumstance. I am just stating a fact, 
and if some strong soul like Emerson or Thoreau wishes to face the world 
alone and independently aloof. I admire him, but the place for him is not 
in the public schools of America 

To this end, all pupils should bring written excuses to school for 
absences. All pupils should pay a penalty for whispering or throwing 
paper wads. All pupils should stand in danger of expulsion for refusing 
to abide by the reasonable rules of the school or for saying flatly, "I won't." 
That is one thing that cannot be tolerated in a public school. What value 
would be attached to a diploma received from a school where that was 
customary? And what value can be attached to a diploma received from 
a school where pupils are not required to reach a certain degree of profi- 
ciency in the subjects taught each school day? Our regulations ought to 
be still more strict and ought to be enforced by every teacher and every 
supervisor who in turn ought to be backed up by every last adult in Acton. 
Then it would mean something for a boy or girl to say. 'T graduated from 
Acton High School." All teachers are here for the welfare of the pupils 
who attend the schools. They realize that. And all punishments are for 
the good of the pupils. They are not vindictive. They are for the purpose 
of trying to get them to have better scholarship or better character. 

Another thing that parents should be appraised of is the matter of 
dropping subjects or courses while in high school. Of course, we want 
the child to do what he is most interested in if it is possible, but how many 
of us have not had many regrets in our adult Kves because we were not 
made to take certain subjects we thought we did not like while we were 
in school? A pupil who starts with the college course and then finds that 
he has no chance of going to college would be better off probably to change 
to other subjects, although there is some argument against this. But there 
is no argument for a pupil who tries to change his course because it is too 
hard or because he does not like the teacher. What will happen to him in 
later years, when he has only himself to assist him, if he shifts from this 
to that ever seeking the easiest way through life? 

It has been said that a person might much better fail by trying the 

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hard things in life than to succeed by the easiest methods but I don't sup- 
pose modernists would agree with any such statement. A parent, however, 
should give the matter careful consideration before he gives his consent to 
changing a subject in his child's High School Course. 

Last year, the rate of tardiness to school became much improved as 
I think did also that of absences. There are, however, a few cases that 
give trouble, and these will be attended to. It does not seem to be gen- 
erally understood that a parent has no right to keep his child out of 
school. Now, it seems on the face of it rather high-handed for any one to 
tell me what I can do or cannot do with mv own child. Nevertheless, it 
is the law, and appears in General Laws Relating To Education, Chapter 
76, Section 2: 

"Every person in control of a child described in the preceding 
section shall cause him to attend school as therein required and if he 
fails so to do for seven days session or 14 half days session within 
any period of six months, he shall on complaint of an attendance 
officer be punished by a fine of not more than $20.00. No physical 
or mental condition capable of correction, or rendering the child a 
fit subject for special instruction at public charge in institutions 
other than public day schools, shall avail as a defense unless it ap- 
pears that the defendant has employed all reasonable measures for 
the correction of the condition and the suitable instruction of the 
child." 

In simple language, the above means that boys and girls should 
never be allowed to absent themselves from school for such purposes as 
attending m.ction picture theatres, or for a day's hunting or fishing. Going 
to school should be the first business of everyone attending. All other 
work and amusements should be secondary during the years of going to 
school. 

All schools, as well as other institutions, have their weak points and 
places. But it is my firm belief that by and large the schools of Acton 
give as good instruction as those of any other town. It is the concensus 
of opinion of the teachers in the grades that no pupil has ever been trans- 
ferred from another town to Acton with a record of achievem-^nt advanced 
beyond those pupils in the grade to which he has been transferred in Acton. 
And in most cases they have not been so far advanced. 

There is every reason to believe that a child can get as good educa- 
tion in Acton as elsewhere. Our books are modern and sensible. The 
first and second grades have been equipped this year with the New Elson 
Readers and supplementary material for the primary work. These new 
books are somewhat simpler in approach than the older ones, and build up 
a working vocabulary a little more gradually. There is some fault to find 
with the Elson system, but I have come to the conclusion that they who 
master it from the first to the seventh grades are good readers. 

Our teaching staff has undergone a few changes this year. At Acton 
Centre all teachers are new to the building. Miss Brennan of Lowell has 
taken the place of Miss Chase who has gone to New Bedford. Miss 
Puhakka has taken the place vacated by Miss Taylor who resigned last 
June to become Mrs. Henry Engman. Miss Towne and Miss Miller havp 

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exchanged places. Miss IMiller iiow being principal of the Acton Centre 
School, which is nearer her home, and Miss Towne taking over the seventh 
grade in the high school building. The staffs in the other two grade build- 
ings remain the same. 

In the high school building ]\Iiss Fuller, last June, accepted an offer 
from the Wakefield Superintendent and Miss Murray moved on to the 
Oliver Ames High School in North Easton. Miss Barbara Douglass, a 
graduate of the University of Vermont and living in Winchester, New 
Hampshire, has been very capably filling the place vacated by Miss Fuller, 
and ]\Iiss ]\Iary Stolts, a graduate of Middlebury and living in Brattleboro, 
Vermont, has taken over the work previously done by Miss Murray, in- 
cluding girls' basketball. We also lost our drawing supervisor. Miss 
Elizabeth Farmer, this year. The new one. Miss Phyllis Darch, is a very 
conscientious and capable girl besides being a talented artist. Mr. Smith, 
the manual training supervisor, is a Fitchburg Normal Senior. Under his 
supervision, the Junior High School boys are making some benches for 
their own use, and the Manual Training Room commences to look more 
like a shop. 

With this corps of teachers Acton Schools are equipped to give 
children of Acton excellent instruction both practical and academical. 
New hot showers for both boys and girls help to make our physical train- 
ing department more efficient. 

Mr. Hopkinson this year has been acting as advisor to all pupils in 
the three upper classes of high school. He has had personal talks with 
each one and has advised about college and business and what courses to 
take for the remaining year in High School. 

Parents are invited to communicate with him or with the Superin- 
tendent or both at any time concerning their children. ]\Iiss Bixby is 
the advisor for the Freshmen. Any pupil attending Acton High School 
can well feel that an active individual interest is being taken in his welfare 
in the present and for the future. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN F. HOUGH, Superintendent. 



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What the Graduates of 1931 are Doing 



Batchelder, Beulah, 
Callahan, Grace, 
Coombs. Marjorie. 
Condon, John, 
Costello, Eleanor, 
Cunningham, Carroll, 
Duggan, Peter, 
Flagg, Alden, 
Freeman, Edna, 
Granberg, Madeline, 
Hagen, Gladys, 
Hagen, Robert, 
Holland, Elaine, 
Hudgins, Cecil, 
Jones, Edna, 
Kelley, Mary, 
Mason, Rena, 
McLaughlin, Ruth, 
Mekkelsen, Margaret, 
Perkins, Norman, 
Sanborn, Russell, 
Servais, Mona, 
Teele, Ruth, 
Tompkins, Ruoff, 
Turner, Hope, 
Ward, Catherine, 



Housekeeper 

Fitchburg Normal 

Brookline Trust Co. 

John Hancock Insurance Co. 

Post Graduate 

Chauffeur 

Carney Hospital 

Lawrence Academy 

At Home 

At Home 

Burdett 

Post Graduate 

Cambridge Hospital 

Post Graduate 

At Home 

At Home 

Housekeeper 

Married 

At Home 

A. & P. Lexington 

At Home 

At Home 

Acton Drug Co. 

Gift Shop, Concord 

Webbing Factory, Concord 



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Jldon High School 

COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

BLANCHARD HALL 

THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1931 

Entrance March of Seniors 

Invocation 

The Reverend Howard A. Long 

Salutatory Address 

Robert Hagen 

Chorus: ''We Meet Again Tonight'' 

"Nightfall in Granada" L. Bueno 

Commencement Speaker 

Professor H. R. Phelan, Columbia University 

Chorus: "Wi' a Hundred Pipers" William J. Samsel 

Girls' Glee Club: ''Will o' the Wisp" 
"Partners" 

Chorus: "Deep River" 

"Bendemeer's Stream" 



Gladys Hagen 



Senior Class 



Valedictory Address 

Song 

Presentation of Diplomas 
Finale March 
Reception to Seniors 



HONOR PUPILS 

Gladys Hagen Beulah Batchelder 

Robert Hagen Grace Callanan 

Edna Jones 

Pupil chosen for best rank in scholarship, loyalty, and achievement: 

Eleanor Costello 



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Report of Domestic Science Teacher 



Mr. John Hough, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

Dear Sir: 

In the Sewing Course of the Eighth Grade the class has been divided 
so as to give more attention to individual work. Aprons were the first 
garment made, but not entirely by hand, as it has been found that the 
pupils become too discouraged by the slow process thus made necessary 
to finish the garment. Other garments follow in order of advancement. 
Knitting is taught to those without any sewing, thus providing dish cloths 
for the kitchen. Twenty-six garments have been made thus far. 

In the Cooking Classes the two periods are devoted entirely to cook- 
ing, with instructions in procedure given the first 15 minutes. All of the 
food prepared by the pupils is used at the Cafeteria Lunch, which gives 
them confidence in their work. Each pupil has certain duties to perform 
toward the preparation of this lunch. 

The Eighth Grades lessons are more advanced, thus providing a wider 
variety in the week's menu. 

The Cafeteria is self-supporting and has the following report to make: 

Cash on hand January 1, 1931 $28 47 

Total sales for fiscal year, 1,580 49 

Cost of supplies, $1,512 44 

Lost through theft, 79 76 

Cash on hand December 31, 1931, 16 76 



$1,608 96 $1,608 96 
Respectfully submitted, 

EDITH M. AMES. 



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Report of the Supervisor of Music 



Mr. John Hough, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

Dear Sir: 

The real problem in the elementary schools is not so much the train- 
ing of the children as to train the teachers to do their music work in an 
efficient m.anner. We have a limited amount of time and wherever the 
work is successful it is because the pupils have learned to study and have 
had enough practice in mastering the problems involved. 

Some of the happiest moments of our lives have been those of our 
discovery of our own ability. This is abundantly true in relation to music. 
The exercise of this power is cumulative in its effect. 

There is no trouble or disorder in the classroom when the class as a 
whole can read music well; interest and the "glad look" take care of this. 

Experience shows that at least three-quarters of the difficulty of sing- 
ing songs with words lies in getting the names of the notes, mastering staff 
relationships, and the only solution of the matter is doctoring for what is 
the matter. If children are to get the benefit of music experience and to 
have a respect for the job it is necessary to get down to their problems 
and have it early understood that it is up to them. 

They enjoy the responsibility and take a lively interest seeing them- 
selves grow. 

Conditions are taking shape for profitable assembly work in the 
grades, though the spread from grade three to six is rather wide. The time 
is about ripe for the addition of piano accompaniment. 

Although the time allowance for music is but half of the normal allot- 
ment, good progress is being made in grades seven and eight. The last 
singing test in grade seven produces twenty-four perfect recitations. 

The senior high school work is a joy and everybody is doing some- 
thing in real four-part music. Two years ago the alto was weak, only a 
few being able to manage it for a part of the time; the bass was lacking 
most of the time, and when present it was mostly wrong. Today we have 
reliable alto, and bass parts and tenor, which is almost always hard to get, 
is emerging. There is no disorder. 

This condition and type of reaction reflect great credit on Mr. Hough, 
V'G teachers, and the organization of the high school. It indicates an ex- 
cellent school spirit. 

The girls' glee club is making good progress and the boys seem in- 
terested in this kind of work. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

ELMER E. PIERCE, 

Supervisor of Music. 
January 30, 1932. 

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School Physician 



Mr. John Hough, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

Dear Sir: 

I herewith submit my annual report as school physician. 

Physical examinations were completed in November. 

Schick test was given in May as usual and toxin antitoxin given in 
June. 

The fruits of physical education are apparent, and much credit is due 
Mr. Dolan for his work as coach. 

We are continuing the pre-school clinics and the parents are co-oper- 
ating. 

We are pleased to report that our schools have been free from con- 
tagious diseases. 

Details will be found in the nurse's report. 

I wish to again thank the Superintendent, teachers and nurse for their 
valuable assistance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. A. MAYELL, M. D. 



Report of School Nurse 



Mr. John Hough, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

Dear Sir: 

The Physical Examinations for the year were completed by the school 
physician during October, with the following result: 

Total number of examinations by doctor, 550 

Defects found: 

Tonsils and Adenoids, 38 

Glands, 175 

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Poor Posture, 125 

Teeth, 200 

Heart, 22 

Report of school examinations during the school year by the school 
nurse: 

Special examinations, 1 734 

Simple dressings, 251 

Sanitary inspections of all buildings, 164 

Home visits, 200 

Individual instructions, 94 

Pupils excluded because of communicable disease, 12 

Pupils taken home ill, 39 

There were fifteen pre-school children examined at the pre-school 
conference. That is two more than last year. These early examinations 
of children to enter school in September have shown a marked improve- 
ment of our physically fit first-graders. 

There were eighteen children given the Schick test. Out of this num- 
ber thirteen were immune. The remaining five were given further treat- 
ment. Thirty-five more were given Toxin anti-Toxin treatment for the first 
time, making a total of forty receiving treatment. 

The physical condition of our Junior High and High School pupils 
has shown marked improvement since the time given to physical education 
has been increased. 

The grade schools show some improvement in dental work and con- 
dition of the teeth. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LILLIAN E. FROST. R. N. 



Report of Drawing Supervisor 



I am happy to submit my first report as Supervisor of Art. Since it 
covers but five months, it is largely an exposition of aim, rather than 
report of achievement. 

The aim, first of all, is that the children may be interested in their 
art classes. This, accomplished, will arouse in them, the desire for self- 
expression through the mediums of pencil, crayon and paint. If one can 
help develop the appreciative eye and the ability to see correctly within 
the child, drawing will become his language. This language is rendered 
intelligible to others by means of technique. It is for this reason that an 
effort has been made to teach the children the proper way of mastering 
the simple mediums of drawing. 

We realize that a small number of the children in our art classes will, 
in later life, carry on and develop themselves in this work. It is to the 
majority of those others that we want to give an appreciation and desire 
for things of artistic merit. This appreciation (for we can hardly expect 
an understanding) may be of the masters' works, or it may be an ap- 
preciation of a well-designed, well-colored greeting card, in contrast to a 
poorly designed, cheaply colored card. In short, we want our children 
today to grow into "Artistic Consumers" who will recognize and demand 
the things of practical everyday usage to be of good design and careful 
workmanship. If this end is accomplished, we will be rid of many ugly, 
carelessly constructed articles which masquerade under the name of "art 
goods" and are purchased by the untaught. 

I feel that a beginning has been made to accomplish these aims, and 
much of the credit is due to the co-operation of the teachers In this work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

PHYLLIS LEATHA DARCH. 



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Index 

Accountant ..... 97 

Auditor ------ 122 

Appointments by Selectmen ... 4 

Assessors ----- 69 

Board of Health ----- 60 

Cemetery Commissioners - - - - 84 

Elizabeth White Fund - - - - 56 

Finance Committee - - - - 65 

Fire Alarm System - - - - 10 

Fire Department ----- 63 

Forest Warden - ... - 62 

Goodnow Fund ----- 56 

Health Nurse ..... 44 

Inspector of Animals - - - - 70 

Inspector of Slaughtering - - - - 58 

Jury List ----- 6 

Memorial Library ----- 71 

Public Welfare ----- 29 

Police Department - - - - 61 

Selectmen's Report - - - - 27 

State Audit - - - - - 11 

Superintendent of Streets - - - - 59 

Tax Collector - - - - . 57 

Town Clerk ----- 37 

Births ----- 38 

Deaths - - - - . 42 

Dog Licenses ----- 45 

Marriages - .... 40 

Non-Resident Burials - - - - 43 

Town Meetings ----- 30 

Annual Meeting - - - - 30 

Special Town Meeting - - - - 36 

Town Officers - . - . . 3 

Town Warrant - . . . . 7 



Treasurer ----- 48 

Cemetery Funds ... 50 

Elizabeth White Fund - - - - 52 

Firemen's Rehef Fund - - - 55 

Luke Blanchard Cemetery Fund - - 54 

Nineteenth of April Fund - - - 55 

Susan Noyes Hosmer Cemetery Fund - - 52 

Wilde Library Fund - - - 54 

Zoning Committee - - - - 67 



SCHOOL REPORT 

Commencement Program - - - - 19 

Comparison of Cost . - . . 5 

Domestic Science ----- 20 

Estimates for 1932 . . . . 5 

Legal Holidays ----- 2 

Organization - - - - - 2 

School Calendar - - - - 2 

School Committee . . . . 4 

School Nurse ----- 22 

School Physician - - - 22 

Summary of Expenses . - - - 5 

Superintendent - - - - 14 

Supervisor of Drawing - - 24 

Supervisor of Music - - 21 

Teachers . . . - . 3 

What the Graduates are Doing - - - 18 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Several Official Boards 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ACTON 



MASSACHUSETTS 



For the Year Ending December 31, 1932 




1933 

The Kennison Print 

Ayer, Mass. 



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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Several Official Boards 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ACTON 

MASSACHUSETTS 

For the Year Ending December 31 , 1932 







1933 

The Kennison Print 

Ayer, Mass. 



Town Officers, 1932 



Moderator 

Allen Brooks Parker 

Selectmen 

Waldo E. Whitcomb Term expires 1933 

Wendell F. Davis Term expires 1 934 

Howard J. Billings Term expires 1935 

Town Clerk 
Horace F. Tuttle 

Town Treasurer 

Frank W. Hoit* 

Assessors 

Henry L. Haynes Term expires 1933 

Warren H. Jones Term expires 1 934 

Albert P. Durkee Term expires 1935 

Collector of Taxes 

Charles A. Durkee 

Tree Warden 

Richard J. O'Neil 

Constables 

Michael Foley, Alan B. Frost, John T. McNiff, Charles A. Durkee 

Cemetery Commissioners 

Wendell F. Davis Term expires 1933 

Horace F. Tuttle Term expires 1934 

Fred W. Green Term expires 1935 

School Committee 

Alberta M. Mead Term expires 1933 

Randall N. Woodworth Term expires 1933 

Louisa N. Wood Term expires 1 934 

Arthur M. Whitcomb Term expires 1 934 

Forrest E. Bean Term expires 1935 

Louise M. Price Term expires 1935 

♦Deceased, Feb. 6, 1933. 

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Trustees of Memorial Library 

Herbert A. Thayer (deceased) Term expires 1933 

Horace F. Tuttle Term expires 1 934 

J. Sidney White Term expires 1935 

Board of Health 

Frank E. Tasker Term expires 1933 

George H. Tuttle Term expires 1 934 

Raymond F. Durkee Term expires 1935 

Trustees of the EJizabeth White Fund 

Waldo E. Whitcomb Term expires 1933 

Charlotte Conant Term expires 1 934 

Warren H. Jones Term expires 1935 

Trustees of the West Acton Fireman's Relief Fund 

H. Stuart MacGregor Term expires 1933 

A. N. Hederstedt Term expires 1 934 

C. D. Cram Term expires 1935 

Trustees of Goodnow Fund 

Charlotte Conant Term expires 1933 

Horace F. Tuttle Term expires 1 934 

Charles E. Smith Term expires 1935 



APPOINTMENTS BY THE SELECTMEN 

Finance Committee 

Murray Brown Alfred W. Davis George A. Richardson 

Frank W. Hoit William Rawitser Webster S. Blanchard 

Superintendent of Streets 
A. H. Perkins 

Town Accountant 
Howard L. Jones 

Registrars of Voters 

Clarence D. Chickering Term expires 1 935 

Daniel W. Sheehan, Jr Term expires 1933 

Edwin A. Phalen Term expires 1 934 

Horace F, Tuttle, Ex-Officio 

Election Officers 

Precinct I 
Warden — James W. Coughlin 

Deputy Warden George A. Murphy 

Clerk — Arthur W. Wayne 
Deputy Clerk — Spencer H. Taylor 



Inspector — Arthur F. Davis 
Deputy Inspector — Willis N. Holden 
Inspector — Leo F. McCarthy 
Deputy Inspector — Harold Coughlin 

Precinct II 
Warden — Theron F. Newton 
Deputy Warden — Theron A. Lowden 
Clerk — John J. Manning 
Deputy Clerk — Thomas Murray 
Inspector — Lewis C. Hastings 
Deputy Inspector — Frank A. Merriam 
Inspector — Timothy Hennessey 
Deputy Inspector — James Brown 

Precinct III 
Warden — Bertram D. Hall 
Deputy Warden — Fred S. Whitcomb 
Clerk — David R. Kinsley 
Deputy Clerk — Frank McDonald 
Inspector — A. R. Beach 
Deputy Inspector — Harry Holt 
Inspector — James Kinsley 
Deputy Inspector — Guy P. Littlefield 

Fire Elngineers 

George K. Hayward, Chief 

John Pederson, Capt. Precinct I David Clayton, Capt. Precinct II 

H. Stuart McGregor, Capt. Precinct III 

Cattle Inspector 

Fred S. Whitcomb 

Forest Warden 

Alan B. Frost 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Ralph Litdefield 

Superintendent of Town Forests 

Charles A. Durkee 

Burial Agent 
Frank W. Hoit 

Surveyors of Wood and Lumber 

Frank W. Hoit Charles E. Smith 

Bertram D. Hall George H. Reed 

Field Drivers 

Michael Foley Alan B. Frost John T. McNiff 



John T. McNiff 



Superintendent of Moth Work 

Richard J. O'Neil 

Police Officers 

Michael Foley, Chief 
Alan B. Frost 



C. A. Durkee 



Jury List 



Edward S. Fobes 
Fred Billings 
Frank E. Parsons 
Simon Taylor 



Charles Miles 
Fred Sims 
Carl Flint 
Ralph T. Jones 



David R. Kinsley 
Bertram D. Hall 
Howard C. Tracy 
Eugene L. Hall 



Revised 1932 
Precinct I 

Spencer H. Taylor 
E. Faulkner Conant 
James W. Coughlin 
George S. Tucker 
Murray Brow^n 

Precinct II 

James Brown 
Herbert Pratt 
Lewellyn T .FuU'onton 
John C. Starbuck 

Precinct III 

James E. Kinsley 
James A. Grimes 
John T. McNiff 
Benjamin Coolidge 
Clarence D. Chickering 



Town Warrant 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
Middlesex, ss. 




To either of the Constables of the Town of Acton, in said County, 
Greetings: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are 
hereby directed to notify the legal voters of said town of Acton, 
qualified to vote at town meetings for the transaction of town affairs, 
to meet in their respective precincts, to wit: 

Precinct 1 — Town Hall in said Acton 
Precinct 2 — Universalist Church, South Acton 
Precinct 3 — Fire House, West Acton 

at 12 o'clock noon, on Monday, the sixth day of March, 1933, by 
posting a copy of this w^arrant, by you attested, at each of the places 
as directed by vote of the town, seven days at least before the sixth 
day of March. 

To bring in their votes on one ballot for the following tow^n offi- 
cers: One moderator for one year, one tow^n clerk for one year, one 
selectman for three years, one assessor for three years, three for de- 
partment of public welfare for one year, one treasurer for one year, 
one collector of taxes for one year, four constables for one year, two 
for school committee for three years, one for board of health for 
three years, one cemetery commissioner for three years, one trustee 
Memorial Library for three years, one tree warden for one year. 

The polls will be open at 1 2 o'clock noon, and close at 7 o'clock 
P. M. 

You are further requested in the name of the Commonw^ealth of 
Massachusetts to notify the legal voters of said town of Acton, as 
aforesaid, to meet at the Town Hall, in said Acton, on Monday, 



the 1 3th day of March, at seven o'clock in the evening, then and 
there to act on the following articles: 

Article 1 . To choose all necessary town officers and committees, 
and fix salaries of all town officers. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to accept the several re- 
ports of the town officers. 

Article 3. To hear and act upon the reports of any committees 
chosen at any previous meeting that have not already reported. 

Article 4. To see what sum of money the town w^ill appropriate 
to defray the necessary and usual expenses of the several depart- 
ments of the town and determine how the same shall be raised. 

Article 5. To see w^hat sum of money the town will raise for the 
observance of Memorial Day. 

Article 6. To see what action the tow^n will take in regard to 
the collection of taxes. 

Article 7. To see what sum of money the town will raise and 
appropriate for the maintenance of the fire department, or vote any- 
thing thereon. 

Article 8. To see if the town will pay for fighting brush fires, and 
fix price thereon. 

Article 9. To see what action the town will take toward the 
suppression of the brown-tail and gypsy moth. 

Article 1 0. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money 
to insure the employees of the town or act anything thereon. 

Article 1 1 . To see what amount of money the town will appro- 
priate for the payment of premiums on the treasurer's and collector's 
bonds, or act anything thereon. 

Article 12. To see if the town w^ill authorize the treasurer, with 
approval of the selectmen, to borrow^ money from time to time, in 
anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 
1, 1933, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable w^ithin one 
year, any debt or debts incurred under this vote to be paid from 
the revenue of said financial year. 

Article 1 3. To see if the town will vote to employ a public health 
nurse, and appropriate a surh of money for the maintenance of same. 

Article 1 4. To see if the town w^ill vote to appropriate by bor- 
rowing or otherwise a sum of money for the purchase of new fire 
apparatus or act anything thereon. 

Article 15. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of 
money for the installation of a fire whistle in West Acton or act 
anything thereon. 

Article 1 6. To see if the town will vote to accept a set of by-laws 
for the Fire Dept. and make them a part of the Town by-laws. 

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Article 1 7. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
$2,500,00 for the reconstruction of Pope Road from State Highway, 
East Acton to the Carlisle line provided at least a like sum is allotted 
to the town by the State Department of Public Works and at least a 
similar sum by the County of Middlesex or act anything thereon. 

Article 1 8. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money 
to re-wire High School building or act anything thereon. 

Article 1 9. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
sufficient to pay the County of Middlesex as required by law, the 
town's share of the net cost of care, maintenance, and repair of the 
Middlesex County Tuberculosis Hospital and for care and treatment 
of tubercular patients up to June 30, 1932 under Acts of 1928, 
Chapter 385 as amended by Acts of 1931, Chapter 60 including 
interest and discount on temporary notes issued therefor as assessed 
in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 1 1 1 of General Laws 
and Acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto or take any 
action in relation thereto. 

Article 20. To see if the town will vote to allow the Town Hall 
to be used for Basketball if the necessary precautions are taken to 
protect the building, or act anything thereon. 

Article 2 1 . To see if the tow^n w^ill vote to accept for the use of 
the Welfare Department, a contribution from all the salaried em- 
ployees of the town. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof seven days at least before the time of said meeting 
as directed by vote of the tow^n. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon to the town clerk at or before the time of the meeting 
as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands at Acton this 6th day of February, 1933. 

WALDO E. WHITCOMB. 
WENDELL F. DAVIS, 
HOWARD J. BILLINGS, 

Selectmen of Acton. 

A true copy. Attest: MICHAEL FOLEY, Constable of Acton. 



Finance Committee's Report 



We are again under a handicap of severe financial depression. 
We all recognize the importance of providing work for our unem- 
ployed, yet we must keep in mind in making our annual appropria- 
tions the property ow^ner who is struggling to pay his taxes and meet 
his other obligations. 

The voters will note that the appropriation for general maintenance 
for roads is increased by $2,000.00 which is necessary in order to 
avail ourselves of the maximum amount from the State. 

Article 1 8 has been completed as required by the State; this makes 
unnecessary the approval of this article. 

An additional item of $1,400.00 will be found for brush cutting 
and maintenance for veterans eligible to soldiers' relief. 

Under the item Board of Public Welfare, the reduction is made 
in anticipation of a voluntary contribution from all salaried em- 
ployees of the town (note Article 21). 

You will see by reading the amounts advised by the Committee 
on Finance that we have reduced suggested appropriations by about 
$5,000.00 in the several different departments but it is unfortunately 
offset by Articles 1 8 and 1 9, general maintenance of roads, State 
requirements, etc. 

We make the following recommendations relating to appropria- 
tions: 



Roads, general maintenance 


$12,000 00 


Schools 


43,000 00 


Street Lighting 


4,000 00 


Memorial Library, current expenses 


800 00 


Memorial Library, books 


200 00 


Hydrant Service 


3,054 00 


General Government 


5,000 00 


Buildings and Grounds 


800 00 


Cemeteries 


700 00 


Military Aid 


200 00 


State Aid 


600 00 


Soldiers' Relief 


600 00 


Police Department 


2,300 00 


Board of Health 


750 00 


Board of Public Welfare 


2,500 00 


Old Age Assistance 


4,000 00 


Snow^ Removal 


2,500 00 



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Care of Shade Trees 300 00 

Unclassified 400 00 

Bonds (High School) 4,000 00 

Interest on Bonds 1,800 00 

Interest on Revenue Loans 2,000 00 

Art. 5 Memorial Day 250 00 

Art. 7 — Fire Department, maintenance 2,500 00 

Fire Department, new hose 300 00 

Art. 8 Forest Fires 500 00 

Art. 9— Gypsy Moth Work 500 00 

Art. 1 Liability Insurance 600 00 

Art. 11 — Treasurer's and Collector's Bonds 250 00 

Art. 1 3— Public Health Nurse 2,200 00 
Arts. 1 4 and 1 5 — Not recommended this year 

Art. 17 — Pope Road 2,500 00 
Art. 1 8— Wiring High School 

Art. 19 — County Hospital Assessment 587 48 

County Hospital Note 2,500 00 
Art. 2 1 — We recommend this article be 
accepted 

Brush Cutting and General Main- 
tenance Work for Veterans eli- 
gible for Soldiers' Relief 1,400 00 



$105,591 48 



Finance Committee 

Precinct 1 Murray Brown, George A. Richardson 

Precinct 2 — William Raw^itser, William T. Merriam 
Precinct 3 — Webster Blanchard, Alfred W. Davis 



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Selectmen's Report 



We submit, herewith, a report of the various departments of the 
Town for the year ending December 31, 1932. 

Acting under the vote on Article 23 of the last annual town meet- 
ing the fire whistle has been installed at the Acton Centre Fire House. 

At a special town meeting held April 20, 1932, it w^as voted to 
continue the reconstruction of the Newtown Road and High Street. 
Both these projects have been completed and have been accepted 
by the State Department of Public Works. 

It was also voted last year to employ a permanent poKce officer 
and the selectmen put this into effect, April 1, 1932 Chief of 
Police, Michael Foley, was placed on a full time schedule and his 
salary, including the cost of operating his car, was fixed at the rate 
of $2,000.00 per year. 

We believe that the employment of one full time officer is essen- 
tial to the proper handling of the police work in this town and 
urgently recommend its continuance. 

Last year our appropriation for highway maintenance work was 
$10,000.00 and on account of a change in our valuation w^e w^ere 
not able to take advantage of all the state and county money to 
w^hich this tow^n is entitled. We therefore recommend that $12,- 
000.00 be appropriated this year for general maintenance of high- 
ways, which should make it possible for us to obtain $1400.00 more 
from the state and county than was received last year. 

We recommend this increase in the highway appropriation only 
because we feel that all of the money spent on highways with state 
and county aid effects a direct saving to the town in the Welfare 
Department. 

The increased demands for Soldiers' Relief, Public Welfare and 
Old Age Assistance make it necessary to confine appropriations this 
year to essential items only, in order to prevent if possible any in- 
crease in taxes. 

We are sure that every department of the town will understand 
conditions and co-operate with the Finance Committee in carrying 
out whatever recommendations that committee finds it necessary to 
make, regarding appropriations for 1933. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALDO E. WHITCOMB, 

WENDELL F. DAVIS, 

HOWARD J. BILLINGS. 

Selectmen of Acton. 

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Department of Public Welfaure 



During the past year the condition of unemployment has made 
necessary a larger expenditure of welfare money than usual. Seventy- 
five persons having received aid from this department. 

WENDELL F. DAVIS, 
HOWARD J. BILLINGS. 
WALDO E. WHITCOMB, 
Board of Public Welfare. 



Bureau of Old Age Assistance 



At the beginning of the year 1932 there were seven persons re- 
ceiving this form of assistance in this town. During the year nine 
more persons applied for assistance and are being aided. 

During the past year six assisted in this way have died. 

One name had to be taken off the list, as it was not approved at 
the State House. At the present time there are nine receiving Old 
Age Assistance in Acton. 

WENDELL F. DAVIS, 
HOWARD J. BILLINGS, 
WALDO E. WHITCOMB, 

Board of Selectmen. 



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Town Meetings 



Abstract of the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, March 14, 1932 

Article 1 . To choose all necessary town officers and committees 
and fix salaries of all town officers. 

Chose Warren H. Jones, trustee of the Elizabeth White Fund for 
three years. 

Chose C. D. Cram, trustee of the West Acton Fireman's Relief 
Fund for three years. 

Chose Charles E. Smith, trustee of the Goodnow Fund for three 
years. 

Voted: To fix the salary of the tax collector at three-quarters of 
one per cent of the amount collected and to allow^ an additional 
charge for expense of postage incurred in the collection of taxes. 

Voted: That the salary of the chairman of the selectmen be two 
hundred dollars per annum and the other members, one hundred 
dollars each per annum. 

Voted: That the salary of the moderator be fifteen dollars for 
the annual meeting and ten dollars for other meetings. 

Voted: That the salary of the chairman of the board of public 
welfare be seventy-five dollars per annum and the other members 
forty dollars each per annum. 

Voted: That the salary of the town treasurer be five hundred dol- 
lars per annum. 

Voted: TTiat the salary of the town accountant be four hundred 
dollars per annum. 

Voted : That the salary of the town clerk be tw^o hundred dollars 
per annum. 

Voted: That the salaries of the assessors be nine hundred dollars 
in the aggregate, per annum, to be apportioned as they may deter- 
mine the said sum to include any salary of a clerk. 

Voted: That the selectmen be instructed to fix the salaries of all 
other town officers. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to accept the several re- 
ports of the tow^n officers. 

Voted: To accept the reports of the several town officers. 

Article 3. To hear and act upon the reports of any committee 
chosen at any previous meeting that have not already reported. The 
Committee on Zoning submitted a report which was printed in the 
annual town report. A unanimous vote of thanks was given to the 
committee for their services in the matter. 

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Article 4. To see what sum of money the town will appropriate 
to defray the necessary and usual expenses of the several depart- 
ments of the town and determine how the same shall be raised. 

Under this article and other articles in the warrant it was voted 
to appropriate and raise by taxation for: 



Roads, general maintenance 


$10,000 00 


Schools 


43,000 00 


Street lighting 


5,400 00 


Memorial Library, current expenses 


1,000 00 


Memorial Library, books 


200 00 


Hydrant service 


3,054 00 


General government 


5,000 00 


Buildings and grounds 


800 00 


Cemeteries 


1,200 00 


Military aid 


200 00 


State aid 


360 00 


Soldiers' relief 


600 00 


Police department 


2,500 00 


Board of health 


1,000 00 


Public welfare 


2,000 00 


Old age assistance 


5,000 00 


Snow removal 


2,000 00 


Care of shade trees 


500 00 


Unclassified 


500 00 


Bonds (High School) 


4,000 00 


Interest on bonds 


1,560 00 


Interest on revenue loans 


2,000 00 


Memorial day 


300 00 


Fire department maintenance 


2,700 00 


Fire department, new^ hose 


600 00 


Forest fires 


500 00 


Gypsy moth work 


1,000 00 


Liability insurance 


600 00 


Treasurer's and collector's bonds 


270 00 


Public health nurse 


2,200 00 


Fire whistle at Acton Center 


1,000 00 


County hospital assessment 


2,763 17 



$103,807 17 

Voted: To appropriate $1,200.00 from overlay surplus for a Re- 
serve Fund. 

Article 5. To see what sum of money the town will raise for the 
observance of Memorial Day. 

Voted: To raise and appropriate the sum of three hundred dol- 
lars to be expended under the direction of a committee consisting of 
the commander of the Isaac Davis Post, G. A. R., the commander 
of the American Legion and the chairman of the selectmen. 

Article 6. To see what action the town will take in regard to the 
collection of taxes. 

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Voted: That all taxes, other than poll, shall be payable not later 
than October 15, 1932 and on all taxes remaining unpaid after 
November I, 1932 interest shall be charged according to law from 
October 15, 1932 until such taxes are paid. 

Article 7. To see what sum of money the town will raise and 
appropriate for the maintenance of the fire department or act any- 
thing thereon. 

Voted: To raise twenty-seven hundred ($2,700) dollars for the 
maintenance of the fire department and six hundred ($600) dol- 
lars for the purchase of new hose. 

Article 8. To see if the town will pay for fighting brush fires and 
fix the price thereon. 

Voted: To appropriate five hundred dollars for fighting brush 
fires and that the price per hour be fixed by the forest w^arden. 

Article 9. To see what action the town will take toward the 
suppression of the gypsy and brown tail moth. 

Voted: To raise and appropriate one thousand ($1,000) dollars. 

Article 1 0. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money 
to insure the employees of the town. 

Voted: To raise and appropriate six hundred ($600) dollars. 

Article 1 1 . To see what amount of money the town will appro- 
priate for the payment of premiums on the treasurer's and collector's 
bonds or act anything thereon. 

Voted: To appropriate the sum of two hundred and seventy 
($2 70) dollars. 

Article 12. To see if the town will authorize the treasurer with 
the approval of the selectmen to borrow money from time to time in 
anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 
1, 1932 and to issue a note or notes therefor payable within one 
year any debt or debts incurred under this vote to be paid from the 
revenue of said financial year. 

Voted: That the town treasurer with the approval of the select- 
men be and is hereby authorized to borrow money from time to 
time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning 
January 1, 1932 and to issue a note or notes therefor payable within 
one year any debt or debts incurred under this vote to be paid from 
the revenue of said financial year. 

Article 1 3. To see if the town will vote to employ a public health 
nurse and appropriate a sum of money for the maintenance of the 
same. 

Voted: To employ a public health nurse to be under the direc- 
tion of the Board of Health. 

VoteJ: To appropriate twenty-two hundred ($2,200) dollars 
for the salary and maintenance of said nurse. 

Article 1 4. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of fifty ($50) dollars or some other amount in furtherance 

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^t and the director to serve in co-operation with the Middlesex 
County Trustees for County Aid to Agriculture in the work of the 
Middlesex County Extension Service, under the provisions of Sec- 
tions 40-45, Chapter 128, General Laws of Massachusetts. 
Voted : To pass over the article. 

Article 15. To see if the tow^n will appropriate, ty borrowing 
or otherwise, the sum of $7, 763. I 7, said sum representing this town's 
assessment by the county for the Middlesex County Sanitorium. 

Voted: Unanimously, that the sum of $7,763.17, being the 
amount of the assessment already made for the town's proportion of 
the cost of the construction and equipment of the Middlesex County 
Tuberculosis Hospital be and the same is hereby appropriated and 
the sum of $2,763.1 7 be raised by taxation the present year and 
that two notes be issued for the balance payable $2,500 in 1 933 and 
$2,500 in 1934. 

Article 1 6. Do you favor a continuance of the Old Age Assist- 
;ance Law in Massachusetts in its present form of operation? 

On a motion that the town approve the Old Age Assistance Law 
in Massachusetts in its present form of operation, the vote was unani- 
mously in the negative. 

Article 1 7. To see if the tow^n w^ill vote to instruct the selectmen 
to appoint a permanent police officer or take any action thereon. 

Voted: That the town instruct the selectmen to appoint a full 
time police officer. By a hand vote 87 voted Yes, 59 voted No. 

Article 1 8. To see if the town will take any action to reduce the 
fee for a license to slaughter w^hich has previously been fixed by the 
town at $1 00.00 per year. 

Voted: To pass over the article. 

Article 1 9. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of $2,500 to continue the reconstruction of High Street provided a 
like amount is allotted the tov/n by the State and a similar sum by 
the County of Middlesex. 

Voted: To dismiss the article. 

Article 20. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of $2,500 to continue the reconstruction of New^tow^n Road pro- 
vided a like sum is allotted the town by the State and a similar sum 
by the County of Middlesex. 

Voted : To dismiss the article. 

Article 2 1 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $500 for the preparation of a zoning law and map to be 
presented to the town for acceptance at the next annual meeting, 
or act anything thereon. 

The following motion was offered; That a zoning committee be 
appointed by the Moderator to consist of two representatives from 
each precinct to prepare a zoning map and by-laws, to be presented 

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for acceptance at the next annual town meeting and that the sum of 
$500 be appropriated for the use of this committee. 

On a rising vote, 44 voted in favor of the motion and 1 20 against. 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to put the old dump, 
now abandoned, at Concord Road and Hosmer Street in the care 
of the Cemetery Commissioners or act anything thereon. 

Voted: That the triangular plot of ground described in the article 
be placed under the care of the cemetery commissioners. 

Article 23. To see if the town will vote to raise end appropriate 
the sum of $1,000 to purchase and install a fire whistle or other fire 
signal device for use at Acton Center or act anything thereon. 

Voted: That the sum of $1,000 be appropriated to purchase and 
install a fire whistle or other fire signal device for use at Acton Center. 

Article 24. To see if the town w^ill vote to appropriate by bor- 
rowing or otherwise, the sum of forty- five hundred ($4,500) dollars 
to purchase a new fire pumping engine or act anything thereon. 

A motion that there be appropriated the sum of $4,500 to pur- 
chase a new fire pumping engine and to meet said appropriation 
there be raised in the levy of the current year the sum of $900 and 
that the treasurer with the approval of the selectmen be authorized 
to borrow the sum of $3,600 and to issue notes therefor. Said notes 
to be payable in accordance with Chapter 44 of the General Laws, 
so the whole loan shall be paid in not more than three years, did not 
prevail. 

Article 25. To determine whether the town of Acton will re- 
locate Newtown Road, so called, nearby or through the property 
of the Church of Jesus Christ in accordance with plans satisfactory 
to the Department of Public Works, Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts or take any other action in relation thereto. 

Voted: To pass over the article. 



Proceedings of a Special Town Meeting held April 20, 1932 

Article 1 . To see if the town will vote to rescind the action taken 
under Article 20, at the annual town meeting. 

Voted: To dismiss the article. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
$2,500 to continue the reconstruction of Newtown Road, provided 
a like sum is allotted the town by the State and a similar sum by the 
County of Middlesex. 

Voted: To appropriate the sum of $2,500 to continue the recon- 
struction of Newtow^n Road, provided a like sum is allotted the 
town by the State and a similar sum by the County of Middlesex. 

18 



Voted: That the matter of contracting for the building of the 
road be left to the discretion of the selectmen. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to rescind the action taken 
under Article 1 9 at the annual town meeting. 
Voted: To dismiss the article. 

Article 4. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of $2,500 to continue the reconstruction of High Street, provided a 
like sum is allotted the town by the State and a similar sum by the 
County of Middlesex. 

Voted: To appropriate the sum of $2,500 to continue the recon- 
struction of High Street, provided a like sum is allotted the town by 
the State and a similar sum by the County of Middlesex. 

Article 5. To determine whether the Town of Acton will relocate 
Newtown Road, so-called, nearby or through the property of the 
Church of Jesus Christ, in accordance w^ith plans satisfactory to the 
Department of Public Works, Commonwealth of Massachusetts or 
take any other action in relation thereto. 

Voted: That the tow^n relocate New^tow^n Road nearby or 
through the property of the Church of Jesus Christ in accordance 
with plans satisfactory to the State Department of Public Works. 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to instruct the assessors to 
deduct from the amount required to be assessed the current year, 
$5,000 on account of surplus revenue and the amount of all the 
estimated receipts of the town except from loans and taxes. 

Voted: To instruct the assessors to deduct from the amount re- 
quired to be assessed the current year, $5,000 on account of surplus 
revenue and the amount of all the estimated receipts of the town 
except from loans and taxes. 



Proceedings of the Special Town Meeting held July 18, 1 932 

Article 1 . To see if the town will rescind the vote passed at a 
special meeting held April 20, 1932 whereby it was voted that the 
matter of contracting for the building of Newtown Road be left 
to the discretion of the selectmen. 

Voted: To rescind said vote. 

Article 2. To see if the town will instruct the selectmen to have 
the work of building Newtown Road done by the road department 
of the town or otherwise as the tow^n may determine. 

Voted: To instruct the selectmen to have the work of building 
New^town Road done by the road department of the tow^n. 

Article 3. To see if the tow^n will appropriate the additional sum 
of two thousand dollars for the use of the Department of Public 
Welfare. 

Voted: To appropriate $2,000 for the use of the Department of 
Public Welfare. 

19 



Presidential Election Held Novembef 8, 1932 

Party designations: C.P., Communist Party; R., Republican; S.L,, 
Socialist Labor; D., Democrat; S.P., Socialist Party; P.. Prohibitions 
Party. 

Whole number of ballots cast — 1,237 



President and Vice-President 

Foster and Ford, C.P, 
Hoover and Curtis, R. 
Reynolds and Aiken, S. L.- 
Roosevelt and Garner, D. 
Thomas and Maurer, S.P, 
Upshaw and Regan, P, 
Blanks 

Governor 

John J. Ballam, C.P. 

Joseph B. Ely, D. 

Alfred Baker Lewis, S.F. 

Charles S. Oram, S.L. 

William Sterling Youngman, R. 

Blanks 

Lieutenant Governor 

Caspar G. Bacon, R. 
Morris I. Becker, S.L. 
James W. Dawson, C.P. 
Walter S. Hutchins, S.P, 
John E. Swift, D. 
Blanks 

Secretary 

John F. Buckley, D. 
Frederic W. Cook, R. 
Albert S. Coolidge, S.R 
Max Lerner, C.P. 
Albert L. Waterman, S.L, 
Blanks 

Treasurer 

Domenico A. Digirolamo, S.L. 

Eva Hoffman, C.P. 

Charles F. Hurley, D. 

Francis Prescott, R. 

Glen Trimble, S.P. 

Blanks 



Pet. I Pet. 2 Pet, 5 Total'. 















281 


306 


351 


938 














69 


130 


82 


281 


I 


3 





4 














4 


6 


4 


14 





T 





T 


77 


122 


93 


292 


1 


1 





2 





1 





I 


274 


303 


335 


912 


3 


17 


9 


29 


273 


305 


340 


918 

















1 





1 


1 


1 





2 


69 


114 


75 


258 


12 


24 


22 


58 


57 


no 


63 


230 


277 


300 


351 


928 


1 


2 





3 








1 


1 





2 





2 


20 


31 


22 


73 














1 


1 





2 


75 


127 


87 


289 


258 


286 


325 


869 


1 








1 


20 


31 


25 


76 



20 



Auditor 

Jule Babbitt, C.P. 
Daniel T. Blessington, S.L. 
Alonzo B. Cook, R. 
David A. Eisenberg, S.P. 
Francis X. Hurley, D. 
Blanks 

Attorney General 

John P. Buckley, D. 

Maria C. Correia, C.P. 

Fred E. Oelcher, S.L. 

George E. Roewer, S.P. 

William R. Scharton, Independent 

Joseph E. Warner, R. 

Blanks 

Congressman — Fifth District 

James J. Bruin, D. 
Edith Nourse Rogers, R. 
Blanks 

Councillor — Third District 

Esther M. Andrews, R. 
Jessie Waterman Brooks, D. 
Blanks 

Senator— Fifth Middlesex District 

Paul A. Mogan, D. 
George G. Moyse, R, 
Blanks 

Representative in General Court 

Harold A. Harrington, D. 
Horace F. Tutde, R. 
Blanks 

County Commissioners, Middlesex 

Nathaniel I. Bowditch, R. 
Thomas J. Brennan, D. 
George C. McMenimen, D. 
Walter C. Wardwell, R. 
Blanks 

Sheriff — Middlesex 

John R. Fairburn, R. 
Stephen C. Garrity, D. 
Blanks 



21 






1 





1 








1 


1 


244 


285 


301 


830 


1 


1 





2 


81 


118 


99 


298 


29 


40 


36 


105 


65 


103 


64 


232 





1 


1 


2 














1 








1 


1 


3 


1 


5 


266 


303 


343 


912 


22 


35 


28 


85 


44 


86 


52 


182 


284 


332 


342 


958 


27 


27 


43 


97 


258 


284 


304 


846 


61 


108 


69 


238 


36 


53 


64 


153 


54 


108 


82 


244 


271 


290 


311 


872 


30 


47 


44 


121 


42 


81 


52 


175 


299 


336 


366 


1001 


14 


28 


19 


61 


215 


228 


249 


692 


47 


90 


55 


192 


39 


74 


36 


149 


224 


243 


296 


763 


185 


255 


238 


678 


274 


288 


317 


879 


56 


116 


81 


253 


25 


41 


39 


105 



Question No. 


1 — Chiropractor 










Yes 

No 
Blanks 




68 
164 
123 


116 
151 
178 


81 
213 
143 


265 
528 
444 


Question No. 


2 — Primary 










Yes 

No 
Blanks 




141 

63 

151 


146 

76 

223 


180 

83 

174 


467 
222 
548 


Question No. 


3 — Constitutional Amendment 








Yes 

No 
Blanks 




198 

31 

126 


217 

33 

195 


253 

28 

156 


668 

92 

477 



Vote for Representative, 11th Middlesex District 
November 8, 1932 



Acton 

Bedford 

Carlisle 

Chelmsford 

Littleton 

Westford 

Totals 



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(0 

X 


X 






175 


1001 


61 


1237 


223 


510 


108 


841 


27 


238 


26 


291 


866 


1815 


238 


2919 


100 


510 


49 


659 


529 


619 


69 


1217 


1920 


4693 


551 


7164 



Town Clerk's Report 





BIRTHS 




Whole number recorded 






33 


Born in Acton 


6 


Native parentage 


24 


Males 


12 


Foreign parentage 


2 


Females 


21 


Mixed parentage 


7 



22 



Whole number recorded 
Residents of Acton 



MARRIAGES 



28 



Residents of other places 



23 

18 



DEATHS 
Whole number recorded 42 

Residents of Acton 4 1 Residents of other places 1 

Occurring in Acton 30 Occurring in other places 1 2 

Average age in years 72 plus 

The to'wn clerk requests information of any errors or omissions in 
the list of births, marriages and deaths. The town clerk hereby 
gives notice that he is prepared to furnish blanks for the return of 
births and deaths. 

HORACE F. TUTTLE, Town Clerk. 



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27 



DEATHS REGISTERED IN 1932 





Date of 






—Age- 




No. 


Death 


Name 


Years 


Months 


Days 


1. 


Aug. 13. 


Barker, Ralph A. 


58 


8 


n 


2. 


April 12. 


Benere, William John 


69 


10 


7 


3. 


Oct. 1 7. 


Carter, Lizzie Almeda 


72 


11 


6 


4. 


Oct. 7. 


Cole, Nelson J. 


69 


4 


5 


5. 


May 27. 


Conant, Leora E. 


87 


4 


16 


6. 


Dec. 23. 


Davis, Minnie 


82 


11 


23 


7. 


Mar. 27. 


Dean, Mary 


95 


10 




8. 


Jan. 22. 


Dutton, Oliver W. 


78 






9. 


May 28. 


Durkee, Ada M. 


51 


8 


26 


10. 


Mar. 19. 


Durkee, Jack E. 


76 


1 


9 


11. 


April 1 3. 


Dusseault, George A. 


79 


9 


13 


12. 


April 1 3. 


Evans, Mary Alice 


66 


2 




13. 


Sept. 23. 


Feltus, Jennie A. 


49 


2 


12 


14. 


Aug. 21. 


Fleck, Martha L. 


65 






15. 


Oct. 19. 


Foley, Johanna 


62 


9 


24 


16. 


Aug. 25. 


Freeman, Richard 


70 




27 


17. 


July 8. 


French, Eva Helena 


65 


10 


4 


18. 


Mar. 19. 


Frost, Clarence A. 


82 


1 


2 


19. 


Dec. 27. 


Gagnon, Joseph E. 


69 




9 


20. 


Dec. 2 7. 


Gould, Frederick J. 


33 


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April 1 6. 


Gudzinowicz, Kostauti 


47 


5 


15 


22. 


April 1 0. 


Haynes, Marietta 


89 


10 


1 


23. 


Feb. 16. 


Holbrook, Calvin N. 


84 


9 


12 


24. 


June 1 7. 


Jules, Ira Ernest 


83 


7 


27 


25. 


June 6. 


Law, Anna 


77 






26. 


Dec. 2. 


Little, George 


80 


5 


13 


27. 


Dec. 11. 


Lothrop, Emery D. 


87 


1 1 


29 


28. 


Oct. 14. 


Lothrop, Mary Hannah 


81 






29. 


May 27. 


Mansir, Frank Ames 


75 


2 




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Sept. 1 3. 


Miller, Emma N. 


83 


2 


5 


31. 


Aug. 25. 


Parks, Ellery M. 


75 






32. 


Jan. 10. 


Pope, Bessie Nichols 


69 


11 


12 


33. 


Feb. 8. 


Porter, Fannie (Teele) 


48 


6 


25 


34. 


Mar. 19. 


Sage, Anna Blanchard 


84 






35. 


Aug. 3. 


Smith, George A. 


66 


3 


10 


36. 


Aug. 7. 


Tasker, Lavina D. 


69 


7 


15 


37. 


Aug. 14. 


Towne, Annie M. 


77 


10 


18 


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Sept. 2. 


White, Susan Hartwell (Ga 


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Wood, Edward Cyrus 


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PERSONS HAVING DOGS LICENSED IN 1932 



Allen W. Stuart 

Alley, Frank 

Anderson, Emily 

Armburg, Fred 

Alt, Julia 

Backer, Helen 

Bancroft, C. A. 

Barcellos, Anthony 

Batchelder, Walter I. 

Baxter, Miriam F. 

Beach, Stuart 

Bedford, Mrs. A. E. 

Benere, Antonia 

Berglind, Edward E. 

Blanchard, Webster S. 

Bond, Thomas 

Bondelvitch, Walter 

Bowen, Robert M. 

Bradbury, Rolfe 

Bradford, F. W. R. 

Bradley, Leo 

Braman, Dorothy 

Briggs, Jesse A. 

Brill, Fred E. 

Brown, Robert 

Bulette, Frank W. 

Bursaw, Henry W. 
Butler, Mary E. 
Caldwell, Hazel 
Caldwell, Margaret 
Cahill, William 
Carlson, Christian 
Chaffin, Nancy S. 
Charter, W. W. 
Charles, Florence F. 
Clark, Mrs. Charles 
Claflin, Leon N. 
Conant, Charlotte 
Connell, Arthur O. 
Coombs, George J. 
Coughlin, Harold J. 
Creeley, Genevieve J. 
Crocker, Mrs. Lizzie 
Crowfoot, Martha A. 
Curley, Thomas 
Davis, Charles E. 
Davis, H. S. 
Davis, Warren A. & Son 



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jDe Sousa, Joseph J. 


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'Downey, Chester 


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IDreher, Gerald W. 


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Drummond, Thomas F. 


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1 Durkee, Mabel C. 


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Durkee, Raymond F. 


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2 OOiDurkee, Sidney 


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2 00 Edney, Charles F. 


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2 00 Engman, Edith T. 


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2 OOjEnneguess, Michael 


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2 00 [Fairbanks, Curtis S. 


5 00 


2 OOjFarquhar, Stuart 


2 00 


2 00 Farrar, James 


2 00 


2 00 'Ferguson, Robert C. 


2 00 


2 00 Fisher, Charles 


2 00 


4 OOlFinan, Bertha M. 


5 00 


2 00 Flagg, Alden 


4 00 


4 00 Fletcher, Charlie J. 


2 00 


2 OOFletcher, John L. 


4 00 


4 OOjFlint, Carl C 


2 00 


5 00 Fogarty, Ernest 


2 00 


2 00 Foley, Patrick 


2 00 


2 00 Freeman, Mathew 


4 00 


2 00 Frost, Lillian E. 


5 00 


2 00 


Fullonton, L. T. 


2 00 


2 00 


Gallagher, T. C. 


5 00 


2 00 


Gallant, Mildred 


4 00 


2 00 


Gallant, Minnie P. 


2 00 


2 00 


Gagnon, John B. 


2 00 


2 00 


Garceau, Jean B. 


2 00 


2 00 


Goodwin, Clare R. 


2 00 


4 00 


Goward, Clarence N. 


5 00 


2 00 


Gravlin, Albert C 


2 00 


2 00 


Green, Catherine 


2 00 


2 00 


Hall, Marv F. 


2 00 


2 00 


Harrison B. M. 


2 00 


2 00 


Hart, Mrs. Nelson 


2 00 


2 00 


Harvev, Lucretia H. 


7 00 


12 00 


Haskell, Albert 


2 00 


4 00 


Hayes, Michael G. 


4 00 


2 00 


Haynes, Albert L. 


2 00 


2 00 


Hicks, Albert J. 


2 00 


5 00 


Hill, John C 


7 00 


5 00 


Hodgen, Hugh 


2 00 


14 00 


Holbrook, F. A. 


2 00 


4 00 


Holden, F. H. 


2 00 


5 00 


Holden, Willis L. 


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Holland, Frank T. 
Holland, J. H. 
Holland, Neville R. 
Hovv^e, Leland 
Howe, O. H. 
Hunt, Wilbur V. 
Hurley, James J. 
Hurley, John W. 
Jalonen, Arthur 
Jenks, A. R. 
Jensen, Peter 
Johnson, Albion 
Johnston, James J. 
Jones, A. C. 
Jones, Howard F. 
Jones, Hugh M. 
Jones, Mrs. Karl 
Jones, Warren H. 
Kane, Walter E. 
Kazokas, Cyprus 
Kelley, Julia T. 
Kelley, Maud 
Keyes, Henry 
King, Benjamin 
Kilmartin, W. T. 
Knowlton, Samuel E. 
Laffin, Fraser 
Laffin, Ormal S. R. 
La Roche, Arthur 
Larrabee, G. W. 
La Tullip, John 
Lears, William 
Leavitt, Jonathan B. 
Littlefield, Ralph 
Livermore, Roland 
Lowden, Richard A. 
Lowell, Clesson A. 
Lucot, Albert E. 
Marsh, A. W. 
MacGregor, Stuart 
MacKinnon, F. R. 
Mason, Roger 
Massie, William, Jr. 
Mayell, Ernest A. 
Mavnes, Everett M. 
McMurtv, Kenneth 
Mead, Hobart E. 
Mekkelsen, Martha 
Mekkelsen, Soren 
Mekkelsen, Thora 



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!Mel, Eleanor 
Merriam, Harold 
Middleton, Willis J. 
Montague, Everett N. 
Moore, Mrs. Edward W. 
Morehouse, Mrs. C. F. 
Morse, Stella 
Morrison, Frederick D. 
Munn, William 
^Murgatroyd, James 
Murray, John 
Nealey, Edward 
Newell, Philip S. 
Newport, Harold 
jNugent, John J. 
lO'Neil, Richard J. 
jPaskieiviecz, Stanley 
iPederson, John 
iPeterson, Edwin 
jPeterson, Mrs. Ivar 
Penney, D. F. 
Perkins, A. Hazelton 
Perry, Antonio 
Pratt, Edward F. 
Pratt, Herbert T. 
Priest, Lloyd 
Rawitzer, William 
Reed, Archie B. 
Reed, G. Howard 
Reed, George H. 
Reed, Marjorie 
Reed, Otis J. 
Reid, Robert A., 3rd 
Reynolds, Arthur 
Reynolds, Harold R. 
Reynolds, Jesse C. 
Richards, Fred V. 
Richardson, George A. 
Robbins, Freeman W. 
Robbins, Mildred H. 
Robbins, Paul G. 
Roche, Frank B. 
Rugg, George 
Russell, Emma F. 
Sanborn, Everett R. 
Sargent, George W. 
Saw^yer, Benjamin H. 
Schofield, Harris C. 
Scribner, H. V. 
Shapley, Eva C. 



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Sission, George T. 


12 


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Tucker, George S., 


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2 


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Smith, Gordan A. 


2 


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Tuttle, George F. 




2 


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Smith, Ralph I. 


2 


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Waite, F. A. 




12 


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Soar, Henry 


2 


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Walouk, John 




2 


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Spinney, Ahce L. 


2 


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Watkins, John H. 




4 


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Starck, Cecil 


2 


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Weaver, George T. 




7 


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Stokes, William 


2 


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Whitcomb, Fred S. 




2 


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Stoney, Mrs. Reginald 


2 


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Whitney, Cora A. 




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Sylvia, E. W. 


2 


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Willett, Robert G. 




2 


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Terrio, E. 


5 


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Wise, Glenna 




2 


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Todd, Ethel 


11 


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Wood, Elizabeth 




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Tolman, Wilbur 


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Woodworth, Rand 


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Tompkins, Elizabeth 


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Young, David E. 




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Tripp, Horatio W. 


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$661 


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Deduct fees — 269 licenses 


at 


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each 53 


80 








$607 


20 




May 24, 1932 Paid County 


Treasurer 




$228 


60 


Oct. 3, 1932 Paid Town 


Treasurer 




340 


80 


Nov. 10, 1932— Paid Town Treasurer 




37 


80 



$607 20 



NOTICE 



All dog licenses here listed expire March 31, 1933. 

Dogs must be licensed on or before April 1 st or the owners or 
keepers thereof are liable to a fine. 

The law applies to all dogs three months oM or over, regardless 
of time of year ownership is acquired. 

No tax bills are sent to owners of dogs. 

HORACE F. TUTTLE, Town Clerk. 



32 



Police Department 



To the Citizens of Acton : 

In this report to you I have tried to give a summary of the work 
handled by this department during the past year. To verify this 
report, I have turned over to your Honorable Board of Selectmen, 
a 1 1 0-page typewritten copy of the police log, w^hich itemizes each 
call, complaint, etc. 

I have patrolled the town late at night and in the early morning 
hours and during the day at hours which I believed the most ad- 
vantageous to the people of the community. 

1 have investigated all complaints made and I believe all have been 
settled satisfactorily. 

In Police work, the duty of the officer is not always pleasant to 
him. At times he is compelled to do his duty at the cost of losing 
a friend. I wish to state that I hold no grudges and if in doing my 
duty, or, for any other cause, I have made enemies I want them 
to feel that at any time I can be of service to them, by advice or 
assistance in trouble, they are entitled to and shall receive the same 
courteous consideration given to others. 

How to Locate Officer when on Patrol: 

In order to save time in locating the officer w^hen on patrol, a red 
light has been installed at the South Acton Fire House. When a 
call comes in for the officer, the night man at the South Acton Fire 
House is notified and he turns on the light. A light is also turned 
on at Edwards Square in West Acton. A call is also made to No. 
169. The patrol car is equipped with a radio receiving set, and in 
case the officer is not located by the lights or a call to No. 1 69, a 
broadcast can be sent out over W.M.P. and will be picked up by the 
officer in any part of the town. During the past year the lights have 
been answered promptly and with little loss of time. 

In conclusion I wish to express my thanks to all the operators at 
our local exchange for their co-operation, w^ith special mention of 
the valuable assistance rendered by Miss Laura Davis and the two 
night operators Leland Campbell and James Kinsley. These opera- 
tors have put messages through accurately and promptly under the 
stress of excitement both in fire and police emergencies and deserve 
much credit for their co-operation. 

Follow^ing is the report: 

Persons calling at the office 2 I 8 

Telephone calls received 534 

Telephone calls made 236 

Emergency calls answered after midnight ] 6 

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Emergency calls answered before miJnigfit 60 

Complaints received and investigated 8 7 
Persons questioned during investigations 1 38 

Arrests and prosecutions made on the following charges: 

Breaking and entering and larceny 4 

Larceny 3 

Receiving stolen property 1 

Drunkenness 7 

Operating under influence of liquor 3 

Having a revolver in possession w^ithout a license 1 

Injury to a dwelling house 1 

Operating without a license I 

Operating a vehicle (wagon) after dark without lights 1 

Arrested on default warrants 2 

Assault and Battery 2 

Vagrancy 2 

Failing to keep to the right of the road 1 

Suspicious persons 1 

Uttering fraudulent checks 2 

Operating negligently 2 

Operating so as to endanger 3 

Operating with defective brakes I 

Arrested and returned to Shirley Industrial School 4 

Apprehended after running away from home 4 

Non-support 1 

Transportation of Prisoners: 

Acton to Concord 1 7 

Concord to Cambridge 6 

Littleton to Concord 3 

Boxboro to Concord 2 

West Concord to Concord 3 

New Bedford to Concord 1 

At Concord District Court 22 

At Cambridge Superior Court 1 4 

Juveniles reprimanded 37 

Accidents reported 48 

Occupants of automobiles injured in accidents 34 

Died from injuries received in automobile accidents 3 

Pedestrians injured in automobile accidents 2 

Trips to Emerson Hospital 9 

Licenses suspended 6 

Licenses revoked 2 

Registrations revoked 8 

Assisted in investigations for other departments 3 

Assisted in investigations of suspicious fires 3 
Delivering victualers licenses to roadside stands and lunch rooms 9 

Delivering Inn Holders licenses 2 
Recommendations given for reissuing of licenses after suspensior 5 

Recommendations asked for and refused I 

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Petsofis summonsed to coutI 6 
Police attendants furnished for Hospital after automolDile acci- 
dents 3 
Summonses served for other departments 1 7 
Motorists warned for poor lights after midnight 1 5 
Motorists warned for poor lights before midnight ! 4 
Warnings to drivers of wagons without lights 1 
Suspicious cars looked over after midnight 35 
Suspicious cars looked over before midnight 1 6 
Persons warned after receiving complaints as to their operating 6 
Traffic duty during funerals 8 
Traffic duty during weddings 1 
Motorists assisted after midnight 9 
Cars moved for parking on private property at the request of 

the property owners 4 

Cars reported stolen and later recovered 5 

Pedestrians picked up and questioned after midnight 9 

Pedestrians picked up and questioned before midnight 5 

Pedestrians escorted out of town after mlidnight 3 

Dog complaints received 30 

Dogs disposed of } 1 

Dogs killed by automobiles 3 

Dog notices for restraining of dogs served 1 

Lost dogs reported 2 

Reported bitten by dogs 3 

Notices of unpaid taxes sent to owners of dogs 99 

Poultry killed by dogs as reported to this department 22 

Rabbits killed by dogs as reported to this department 7 

Fire alarms ansv/ered (traffic duty) 16 

Emergency telephone calls delivered to persons I 

Telegrams received 4 

Telegrams sent 2 
Persons notified of relatives sick or injured, for other departments 3 

Persons notified of death of relatives 5 
Public buildings checked on when lights v^ere found burning after 

midnight 5 

Calls received by radio after midnight 2 

Buildings found with door open after midnight 2 

Danger spots found in highway, reported and eliminated 2 

Obstructions in roadway removed after midnight 2 

Painting traffic lines at South Acton 2 

Committments 2 

Jury blanks filled out for District Attorney's Office 3 

Police records of persons, looked up for other departments 1 

Trees fallen across highway reported and removed 2 

Emergency calls answered for gas poisoning 1 

Emergency calls answered for medical aid | 

Duty at Benefit Dance 1 

Persons reported missing from home 2 
Persons furnished special protection on opening of hunting season 1 

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Protection given to persons during domestic troubles 3 

Persons protected while obtaining property 1 

Juveniles picked up in other cities 1 

Missing persons located 1 

Lost children returned home 1 

Delinquent children taken home by order of parents 2 

Truants looked after 1 2 

Posting warrants 5 

Collecting ballots 3 

Window^s reported broken 2 

Transfer blanks signed 25 

Accidental shooting 1 

Suicides 1 

Places looked over in other towns for property stolen in Acton 3 

Persons sent home when intoxicated 5 

Disturbances quelled after midnight 2 

Complaints received on bad checks 3 

Assisted in search of escaped prisoners (Reformatory) 2 

Light on beacon repaired after midnight 2 

With Tax Collector during collections 3 

City hunters assisted after getting separated in w^oods 6 

Property reported stolen : 

1 carburetor 

1 battery 

2 bulbs 

2 turkeys 

1 wheel and tire 

2 gallons motor oil 
$315 in cash 

5 bushels apples 

1 revolver 

1 fire extinguisher 

Yl bushel grapes 

1 five-gallon gasoline dumper can 

1 saw^ and 1 scythe, value $4.50 

J/2 bushel grapes 

1 battery 

1 five-cell flash light 

1 set socket wrenches 

1 dating stamp 

Property recovered: 

1 v/atch 
1 overcoat 

towels 
1 bundle clothing 

4 chairs 

1 blanket 
$315 in cash 

5 gallons gasoline 

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1 battery 

1 set socket wrenches 

Restitution made: 

$ 1 4 00 for poultry killed by dogs 
5 00 for fraudulent check 
5 00 for fraudulent check 
177 00 for poultry, gasoline, wood, coal, furniture, etc., stolen 
50 for Yl bushel grapes 

2 00 for Yl bushel grapes 

Restitution nmade for damage to school property by boys 

Property found and returned to owners : 

1 carton cigarettes 

1 case shoes 

2 terrier dogs 

Police protection furnished for Acton Fair 5 officers 
Police protection furnished for one Acton High School 

football game 1 officer 

Police protection furnished during road race 4 officers 

Police protection furnished for carnival 1 officer 

Police protection furnished for A. A. Field Day 4 officers 

Police protection furnished for Hallowe'en 3 officers 

Trips made to other towns during investigations: 

Maynard 2 7 Marlboro 

Concord 26 Westford 

Littleton 1 7 Templeton 

Boxboro 7 Harvard 

Hudson 7 Clinton 

Waltham 3 Cambridge House of Correction 

W. Concord 3 Framingham 

Lake Boone 3 Charlestown 

Stow 2 Fitchburg 

Sudbury 2 

Billerica 2 

Trips made to other sections of the Town outside of regular patrol: 

West Acton 109 North Acton 28 

Acton Center 2 7 East Acton 1 8 

Respectfully submitted, 

MICHAEL FOLEY. Chief of Police. 



3? 



Fire Department 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

I herewith submit my report for the Fire Department- 

The number of calls answered by the different companies are as 
follows: 





Buildings 


Brush 


Auto. 


Chimney 


Oil 


False 


Acton Center 


11 


10 


1 


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So. Acton 


9 


11 


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West Acton 


14 


7 





2 


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1 



Total fire damage to buildings, 1932 $16,260 00 

We have had some very difficult fires to fight this year which 
have required keeping men on duty for a long period of time, this 
has made our payrolls considerably more than we allowed in our 
budget; this alone is responsible for our overrun on the appropria- 
tion. 

We also have had a large number of small fires which the depart- 
ment has quickly extinguished and which if not so promptly handled 
would have greatly increased our fire loss. 

The whistle in Acton Center has proved its value many times in 
the speed with which the company there now responds. 

I w^ish at this time to report the condition of the fire apparatus 
of the town. 

Engine One at West Acton seems to be feeling the work that it 
has done. At a recent fire to which it responded in East Acton 
it gave trouble on the way causing a delay of about ten minutes, 
and when it was ready to return after the fire it had to be pushed all 
the way home. The trouble was found and has been repaired but 
we cannot depend on it as it is nearly ten years old. This seems 
rather a poor pumping engine for the only one in town. 

In So. Acton the chemical truck there is in bad shape, the clutch 
is causing trouble, the piping on the chemical tanks is leaking and 
the motor seems to have lost most of its power. We have had work 
done on it but it does not improve it much. 

In Acton Center the chemical truck, although it hasn't developed 
any real trouble, seems to be losing its power and we are expecting 
something to happen any time. 

These trucks were all purchased at the same time and are all 
nearly ten years old and we feel that replacement should be started 
if w^e are going to give the taxpayers the proper protection. We 
feel that pumping engines should be purchased to replace those 
trucks so that the farmer living away from the hydrant district may 

38 



have a little protection as well as the village people. We hope the 
case may never happen when we will be called to a fire and break 
down on the way and so lose valuable property; but should it happen 
we ask 3 ou not to blame us as we have warned you of conditions. 

We are placing an article in the w^arrant for town meeting in re- 
gard to the purchase of new fire apparatus because w^e feel the people 
should have a chance to take action in this matter if they are in- 
terested in their own protection. 

We do not feel that it is up to the firemen to fight for it but up 
to the people if they want protection and lower insurance rates. The 
firemen have no intention of trying to put this through but leave it 
to the taxpayers. 

We also have put in an article in regard to a whistle in West Acton 
so the people may know it is one of the needs of the department 
and an aid to better protection. 

Your board of Engineers will need $3000 for general maintenance 
as the trucks w^ill need repairs and new tires. We also need $600 
for new hose as we lose about 400 ft. each year from acid w^hich 
cannot be helped as long as w^e have chemical engines. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE HAYWARD, 

Chief of Fire Department. 



Forest Warden's Report 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen : 
Gentlemen: 

Your Forest Warden submits the following report for the year 
ending December 3 1 , 1932. 

Total number of fires responded to 25 

False alarms 2 

Out of tow^n 1 

TTie cost of extinguishing was well within the appropriation. A 
few needed supplies were bought and the truck was painted. 

The damage from forest fires was very low^ owing to the prompt 
response of all companies and the efficient work of our new forest 
fire pump. 

I take this opportunity to thank the various companies for their 
excellent co-operation for the past year. 

As we will need some new hose this year I will recommend the 
usual appropriation of ($500) five hundred dollars. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ALAN B. FROST. Forest Warden. 

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Report of Superintendent of Streets 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

I submit herewith my report covering the highway maintenance 
and construction work during 1932, 

In addition to regular maintenance work, such as scraping, drag- 
ging, surface repair and patching, the following streets have been 
surface treated: 

With tarvia: Main Street, Newtown Road, Central Street, High 
Street, Windsor Avenue, Summer Street. 

With 45 per cent asphaltic oil: Nagog Hill Road, Harris Street, 
Davis Road, Brooks Street, Straw^berry Hill Road, Esterbrook Road, 
Hosmer Street, Taylor Road, Powder Mill Road, Concord Street, 
Chadwick Street, Piper Street, Arlington Street, Stow Street, Liberty 
Street, Martin Street, Prospect Street, Nashoba Road, Homestead 
Street, Woodbury Lane, School St., West Acton, School Street, 
South Acton. 

New Gravel: 

Arlington Street 300 feet 

Parker Street 300 feet 

Parker Street, scarified and reshaped 900 sq. yds. 

Hayward Street 500 feet 

Concord Street 450 feet 

Martin Street 650 feet 

Prospect Street 500 feet 

Charter Road 2600 feet 

Piper Street 1 600 feet 

River Street 700 feet 

Strawberry Hill Road 1 600 feet 
Powder Mill Road, rebuilt, shoulders of gravel I 200 feet 

New^ Drainage: 

Martin Street, 90 feet of I 0-inch clay pipe. 

Charter Road, 2 7 feet of I 2 -inch corrugated pipe. 

Piper Street, two drop inlet, 36 feet of 1 5 -inch concrete pipe, 
285 feet of 10-inch concrete pipe. 

Railroad bridge over Marlboro branch at station replanked. 

New construction: 

Newtown Road, 2 700 feet new gravel and oil, 1 382 feet of cable 
guard rail, stock fence. 

High Street, 4250 feet new gravel, oil and tar, stock fence. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. H. PERKINS, 

Superintendent of Streets. 
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Report of the Board o£ Health 

For the Year Ending December 31, 1932 

Burial permits issued in Acton 3 1 

Residents who died in other towns 1 2 

Total number deaths recorded 43 

Non-resident burials 2 1 

List of contagious diseases reported to Board of Health January 1 , 
1932 to January K 1933: 

Dog bite 3 

Measles 20 

Mumps 1 

Scarlet fever 1 1 

Whooping cough 3 

Pellagra 1 

Total 39 

Deaths, none 
Your board would recommend that $1,000 be appropriated for 
ithe use of the Board of Health for the present year. 

ACTON BOARD OF HEALTH, 

C. A. DURKEE, Agent. 



REPORT OF DISTRICT NURSE 

To the Board of Health: 

I herewith submit my annual report: 

Fees collected $148 25 

Town non-pay calls 5 75 

Social service calls I 73 

Welfare calls 232 

Prenatal calls 78 

Respectfully submitted^ 

LILLIAN E. FROST, R.N. 



Report of Inspector of Slaughtering 

Beef Veal Hogs Sheep 

44 468 2 13 

Condemned 
3 10 

JAMES KINSLEY. Inspector. 

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Report of Tax Collector 



1929 








Dr. 










$40 


74 




Cr. 










$40 


74 




1930 








Dr. 










$15,006 


85 






1.355 


98 








1>16 362 


83 


Cr. 




»P 1 VJ, -/U^ 




$14,483 


07 






1,339 


52 






540 


24 








<l;i fi ^^:7 


83 


1931 






Dr, 










$32,451 


49 






644 


00 








^33 095 


49 


Cr. 




ip J J ,\jy J 


T y 




$17,179 


92 






749 


80 






581 


92 






84 


00 






14,499 


85 








$33 095 


49 


1932 






Dr. 










$88,540 


05 






36 


11 








tftft 5 76 


82 


Cr. 






\J Lt 




$57,331 


42 






51 


81 






588 


00 






74 


00 






30,531 


59 








$88,576 


82 



Interest collected 
Paid Treasurer 



Uncollected January 1, 1932 
Interest collected 



Paid Treasurer 

Abated 

Tax title 



Uncollected January 1, 1932 
Interest collected 



Paid Treasurer 

Abated 

Tax title 

Old age assistance refund 

Uncollected January 1, 1933 



Committed 
Interest collected 



Paid Treasurer 

Abated 

Tax title 

Old age assistance refund 

Uncollected January 1, 1933 



MOTOR EXCISE TAX 

1930 

Dr. 
Uncollected January 1, 1932 $ 352 23 

Interest collected 36 62 

_ $ 388 85 

42 



Cr. 



Paid TreasuTei 
ALated 

Uncollected January 1 , 
Interest collected 


1932 
19.33 

1933 
BANK 


193! 

Dr. 
Cr, 

1932 
Dr. 

Cr. 
INTER 


$ 357 
31 

$3,727 
125 


50 
35 

00 
20 


$ 388 

$3,852 
$3,852 

$7,689 

$7,689 

$5 

5 


85 
'^O 


Paid Treasurer 

Abated 

Uncollected January 1 , 


$2,273 

5 

1,573 


05 
19 
96 


'^0 


Cominitted 
Interest collected 


$7,665 
24 


10 
83 


93 


Paid Treasurer 

Abated 

Uncollected January 1 , 


$4,383 

134 

3,171 


61 
43 
89 


93 

12 
12 


Collected 
Paid Treasurer 


EST 





SUMMARY OF TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT 



Total Debits 



1929 town tax 

1930 town tax 

1931 town tax 

1932 town tax 
I 930 excise 

1931 excise 

1932 excise 
Bank interest 



Cash Paid Treasurer 

Abated 

Tax titles 

Old age assistance tax refi 

Uncollected 



$ 



40 

16,362 

33,095 

88,576 

388 

3,852 

7,689 

5 



74 

83 
49 
82 
85 
20 
93 
12 



Potfc 


a Credits 




$96,054 49 




2,312 10 




1,710 16 


d. 


158 00 




49,777 23 



$150,011 98 



$150,011 98 

CHARLES A. DURKEE, Tax Collector. 



Assessors' Report 



Buildings, exclusive of land $2,444,825 00 

Land 721,405 00 

Personal 656,710 00 



-$3,822,940 00 
Valuation April 1, 1931 3,889,065 00 



Decrease in valuation • $66,125 00 

Rate of taxation $22 40 

Tax assessed as follows: 

Real estate $70,923 54 

Personal estate 1 4, 7 1 31 

Polls 1,714 00 

$87,347 83 

Old age assistance tax $871 00 

Amount of money raised: 

State tax $ 5.55 7 50 

County tax 5,562 96 

State park assessment 6 72 

State audit assessment 6 1 4 

Tuberculosis hospital ( County) 716 76 

Town grant 71,685 50 

Overlay 3,812 27 

$87,347 85 



Added assessment: 

Buildings, exclusive of land $ 500 00 

Personal 12,500 00 



$13,000 00 



Tax assessed as follows: 

Real estate $ 1 1 20 

Personal estate ' 280 00 

Polls 20 00 



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$311 20 



Old age assistance tax $ 1 00 

Excise : 

Number of motor vehicles assessed 1 09 I 

Total valuation of motor vehicles $ 300,819 00 

Rate of taxation $29 92 
Total tax assessed $ 7,665 10 

WARREN H. JONES, 
ALBERT P. DURKEE, 
HENRY L. HAYNES, 

Board of Assessors. 



The Elizabeth White Fund 

The trustees have signed orders to the treasurer for fifteen hun- 
dred thirty-six dollars and forty-two cents ($1,536.42) for the year 
ending December 31, 1932. 

These orders have been given after investigating and finding each 
person to be needy and worthy of help from this trust fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WARREN H. JONES, 
WALDO E. WHITCOMB, 
CHARLOTTE CONANT, 
Trustees of the Elizabeth White Fund. 



Report of Inspector of Animals 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen of the Tow^n of Acton: 

1 herewith submit my report as Inspector of Animals for the year 
1932. 

Cows 436 

Young catde 1 09 

Bulls 1 7 

Swine 429 

Sheep 2 7 

Quarantined eight cows for tuberculosis. Quarantined six dogs 
under suspicion for rabies. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRED S. WHITCOMB, Inspector. 

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Middlesex County Extension Service 



Following is a report of the work of the Middlesex County Ex- 
tension Service as it w^as developed during the year in Acton. 

The Extension Service in co-operation with the County Poultry 
Association held four meetings during the year with an average at- 
tendance of 75. These meetings were held in the town hall. 

Middlesex County Herd Improvement Association held its an- 
nual meeting in the Women's Club building February 1 1 , with the 
attendance of 35. 

The annual meeting of the Middlesex Dairy Farmers Association 
was held in the town hall in March with an attendance of 68. 

Eight-five farm visits were made which had to do principally 
with poultry disease control, eradication of bovine tuberculosis, 
fruit growing and marketing. 

Marketing meetings were held of interest to the fruit grow^ers and 
in addition an apple packing demonstration was held. Co-operating 
with the Agricultural Society, judges were furnished the various 
departments for the fair. 

Fifty-seven women completed the home demonstration project 
under the leadership of Mrs. Charles Willette, Mrs. Stuart Allen, 
Mrs. Charles Edney, Mrs. B. Ineson, Mrs. John La Tulippe, and 
Mrs. Arthur Freese. From the study of convenient kitchens, food 
habits, attractive tables, and the rearrangement of the home, infor- 
mation was passed to 302 women not attending, and 670 practices 
were adopted. 

The homemakers continued during the fall with a nutrition pro- 
gram of low cost meals; the leaders are Mrs. Stuart Allen, Mrs. 
Willette, Mrs. Sven Hagen, and Mrs. Arthur Freese. 

The child guidance group which has carried the program of 
"Understanding Our Children " continued with a varied program. 
The family council — spending the family income — and the child 
and his money — are some of the problems discussed. Mrs. Albert 
Durkee and Mrs. William Tuttle have been leading this group. The 
leaders first attend a leader's school conducted by state specialists, 
Mrs. Ruth Morley, Miss Grace B. Gerard, and Mrs. Harriet Haynes. 

A talk on food values was given at the Neighborhood Club in 
West Acton. 

The sectional meeting for the northern part of the county was held 
in Acton. There were lectures on gardening and Miss May Foley, 
State Food Specialist, demonstrated. 

Seventy boys and girls were enrolled in 4-H Club work in garden, 
clothing, canning and poultry clubs. Mrs. Olivia Wood served as 
town 4-H chairman, with Miss Gertrude Puhakka, Mrs. R. Stoney, 

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Miss Harriet Suchovsky, Mrs. Henry Capelle, Mr. Robert Bond and 
Mr. Eugene Hall serving as local leaders. 

A two-day trip to the Massachusetts State College was awarded 
to Jessie Livermore and Lillian Bulette for excellent club work. 
Joseph Perry w^as awarded a bronze medal by the Massachusetts 
Horticultural Society for meritorious garden work. Wallace Sims 
won first place in the vegetable judging contest at Acton Fair, and 
Joseph Perry was fourth in the same contest. Wallace also w^on 
third prize in the Middlesex North Garden contest. 

Local clubs exhibited at the Acton Fair, besides participating in 
the County Rally at Concord. Annie Bulette w^on second prize in 
the 4-H Club Uniform contest at the Rally. There w^ere a large 
number of exhibits by children, largely 4-H Club members, at the 
Acton Fair. Displays of vegetable products were more numerous 
and more attractive than ever before. It is felt that one entire 
building will soon be needed to take care of the junior exhibits. 



Goodnow Fund 

For the Year Ending December 31, 1932 



Investments 

Warren Institution for Savings $1,448 53 

Charlestown Five Cents Savings Bank 1,000 00 

City Institution for Savings, Lowell 1,000 00 



$3,448 53 



Receipts 

Warren Institution for Savings $54 23 

Charlestown Five Cents Savings Bank 45 00 

City Institution for Savings 42 50 



$141 73 



Payments 

Ella L. Miller, treasurer of the Evangelical 

church in Acton $117 50 

Fred W. Green, care of Goodnow lot, 

Woodlawn Cemetery 9 00 

Added to savings deposit 15 23 



$141 73 



CHARLOTTE CONANT, 
CHARLES E. SMITH, 
HORACE F. TUTTLE, 

Trustees of Goodnow Fund. 



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Librarian's Report 



Accessions: Number of volumes in the Library January 1, 1932, 
19,055, less 3 old books destroyed, 19,052. Increase by purchase, 
398; increase by gift, 47. Total increase, 445. Total number of 
volumes in the Library January 1, 1933, 19,497. 

Circulation: Number of days the Library was open, 103. 
Number of volumes circulated, 14,791. 
Largest daily circulation, 226 on April 2. 
Smallest daily circulation, 46 on November 19. 
Daily average circulation, 143-|-. 

Received from Library fines and magazines sold $63 69 

Expended for postage 1 63 



Paid to Town Treasurer $62 06 

Gifts of books have been received from the following sources: 
U. S. Government, 4 ; State of Massachusetts, 1 2 ; New York Stock 
Exchange, 1 ; Wm. E. Conquest, 4 ; Evelyn Davis, 4 ; Edwin Emerson, 
1 ; A. E. Griffin, 1 ; William Jones, 9 ; Mildred Pope Moore, 6 ; 
Frank Parsons, 1 ; Leonard D. White, 3 ; Richard Whitney, 1 ; Total, 
47. 

A gift of three historic photographs of Acton people and resi- 
dences has been received from Mrs. S. Taylor Fletcher. 

ARTHUR DAVIS, Librarian. 



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NON-FICTION 



Allen, ]. R. ana Walker, J. H,— Heating and Ventilation 69A427K 



-Alexander, Grand Duke — ^Once a Grand Duke 

Anon. — Everyman 

Anon. — Judge's 3d Cross-word puzzle boolc 

Arvin, N. — ^Hawthorne 

Ashbrook, F. G. — Rabbits for Food and Fur 

Aspinwall, M. — Putnam's Book of Parties 

Atherton, G. — Adventures of a Novelist 

Beck, J. M. — Our Wonderland of Bureaucracy 

Beebe. W. — NonsucK Land of Water 

Bellock, H.— Danton, 1 759-1 794 

Bent, S. — Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes 

Bikle, L. L. C. — George W. Cable, his Life and Letters 

Bogert, L. J. Nutrition and Physical Fitness 

Bradford, G. — Saints and Sinners 

Brooks, V. W. — The Life of Emerson 

Browne, Sir T. — The Works of Sir Thomas Browne ■ 

Bryan, G. S. — Edison, the Man and His Work 

Burlingame, R. Peace Veterans 

Burton, R. — The Anatomy of Melancholy 
Carpenter, E. — Pagan and Christian Creeds 
Catlin, G. — Tlie North A.merican Indians — 2 vols. 
Charteris, E. — John Sargent 

Churchw^ard, J. The Lost Continent of Mu 

Collingwood, R. G. — Roman Britain 
Coolidge, D. — Fighting Men of the West 
Cooper, L. (Translator) — The Rhetoric of Aristotle 
Corey, H. — The Truth About Hoover 
Crawrford, M. C. — Famous Families of Massachusetts- 
Creel, G. — ^Toin Paine Liberty Bell 

Croft, T. — American Electrician's Handbook 

Darling, J. N. Ding Goes to Russia 

Davis, R. H. — With Bob Davis Hither and Yon 
Davis, S. K. — TTie Bible Cross-w^ord Puzzle Book 

DeKoven, Mrs. R. A Musician and His Wife 

De la Rue. S. — The Land of the Pepper Bird 
Dent, R. C. — ^The Life Story of King George V 
De Porak, B. K — Digging for Lost African Gods 
Dole, N. H. and Gordon, I. L 



928A374a 

82A100e 

79A100J 

922H399a 

63A819r 

79A841p 

'922A868a 

35B3930 

59B414n 

925D194b 

922H7521b 

922Cn5b 

61B674n 

920B799s 

922E53b 

3 vols. 82 

B8841w 

922E23b 

35B961p 

82B974a 

20C295p 

973C326m 

922S245C 

59C5611 

942C711r 

921C774f 

88A716r 

922H789C 

—2 vols. 

921C899f 

922P147C 

53C941a 

914.7D221d 

81D2631W 

79D264b 

922D296d 

9I6.7D3391 

924G3471d 

913D424d 

Maine of the Sea and Pines 

917.3D663m 
Dolph, E. A.— "Sound Off !"— Soldier Songs 78D659s 

Duguid, I. — Green Hell — adventures in the mysterious Jungle 

of Eastern Bolivia 9 1 8D868g 

Dyott, C. M. — Man Hunting in the Jungle 9 1 8D997rn 

Earhart, A. — The Fun Of It — Random records of my own 

flying and of women aviators 922E12e 



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Eaton, M. — The autobiography of Peggy Eatorr 

Eipper, P. — In my Zoo 

Ellis, A. — Plain Anne Ellis 

Ellis, A. W. — The Exquisite Tragedy — ^An intimate lif< 

John Raskin 
Emerson, E. — Hoover and His Times 
Farrell, A. (Ed.) — John Cameron's Odyssey 
Fay, B. — George Washington, Republican Aristocrat 
Fosdick, H. E. — Adventurous Religion 
Foster, H. L. — A Beach Comber in the Orient 
Fuertes, L. A. and Brooks, A. — Portraits of New England Birds 

59F954p 
Gadd, C. J. — History and Monuments of Ur 
Garland, H. — Companions on the Trail 
Gibson, W. B. (Ed.) — Houdini's Magic 
Gilbert, G. H. — Greek Thought in the New Testament 
Glasscock, C. B. — The Big Bonanza 

Goddard, H. W. H. Hudson, bird-man 

Gottshall, F. H. — Simple Colonial Furniture 
Hader, B. and E. — Picture Book of the States 
Hapgood, N. — ^The Changing Years 

Harte, B. The Letters of Bret Harte 

Hathaway, E. V. — The Book of American Presidents 

Herndon, W. H. — Life of Lincoln 

Hodgins, E. and Magoun, F. A. — Behemouth, The Story of 

Power 62H688b 

Hodgson, F. T. — A Practical Treatise on the Steel Square — 



922E14e 

59E35i 

922E472el 

t of 

924R956e: 

973E53h 

924C182f 

922W3l8fa 

20F748a 

919.1F755b 



930G123h 

922G233s?c 

79G451h 

22G464g 

973.6G549b 

81G5 78w 

68G687s 

917.3HI25p 

922H247h 

922H327h 

921H363b 

922L736he 



2 vols. 
Howard, L. O. — The Insect Menace 
Hurlbert, A. B. — Forty-niners 
Hunter, D. — Paper Making in the Classroom 
Ilin, M. — Black on White 
Ilin, M.— What Time Is It? 

litis, H. — Life of Mendel — Pioneer in Heredity 
James, G. W. — New Mexico, the land of the delight 



69H691ps 

59H849i 

973.6H912f 

67H945d 

65128b 

68128w 

928M537i 

makers 

9l7.3J27n 
9l7.3I27n 
69J66p 
69J76s 
23J76c 
62Knb 
924H537k 



James, G. W. — Utah, the land of Blossoming Valleys 
Johnson, C. S. — Painting and Enameling 

Jones, B. E. Soldering, Brazing and Welding 

Jones, E. S. — The Christ of the Mount 

KaempfFert, W. (Ed.) — The Boys' Story of Invention 

fCaye, J. — Victor Herbert 

Kelleher, D. L. — An Anthology of Christmas Prose and Verse 

82K29a 
King, G.— The Rise of Rome 937K52r 

Kitchin, W. C— A Wonderland of the East 9 1 7.3K622w 

Kitteradge, H. C— Cape Cod 9 1 7. 3K62c 

Lattimore, O. — Manchuria, Cradle of Conflict 951L351m 

Lawrence, J. — Bernt Balchen 928B174I 

Leonard, J. L. — The Care and Handling of Dogs 63L581c 



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Luff, J. N. and Clark, H. M. (Eas.) — Standard Stamp Catalog 

38L949s 

Lynch, D. T. Boss Tweed tlie Story of a Grim Generation 

922T9711 
McCaTtney, S. — A Short Cut to Good Riding 79M1 1 6s 

McFarland, J. H. and Strong, G. H. (Eds.) — Amexican Rose 

Annual for 1930 71 Ml 43a 

Markey, M.— This Country of Yours 91 7.3M345t 

Mason, D. G. — The OrcKestral Instruments and What TTiey Do 

78M3980 
Miller, F. T. — ^Lindbergh — His Story in Pictures 922L742m 

Mulholland, J. — Quicker Than the Eye — The Magic and 

Magicians of the World 79M956q 

Munthe, A.— The Story of San Michele 925M971m 

Muspratt, E.— My South Sea Island 9 1 9. 3M988m 

Newcomh), R. — In the Lincoln Country 91 7.3N5 38i 

Nickerson, W. S.— Land Ho!— 1620 973.2N6321 

Nisenson, S. and Parker, S. — Minute Biographies 92 ON 72 2m 

Outhwaite, L. — Atlantic Circle 910093a 

Page, V. W.— Chevrolet Six and Truck 62P1 33c 

Parker, C. S.— English Summer 914.2P238e 

Parkes, H. B. — -Jonathan Edwards 922E26p 

Peers, E. A. — Spain, a Companion to Spanish Travel 9 1 4.6P375s 
Peixotto, E. — A Revolutionary Pilgrimage 973.3P377r 

Peterson, H. — Huxley — Prophet of Science 924H986p 

Phillips, S. — Stamp Collecting 38P563s 

Ponafidine, E. C. — Russia — My Home 928P792r 

Popham, J. K. — How to Use Pastels 75P827h 

Powell, E. A. By Camel and Car to the Peacock Throne 9 1 5P822b 

Pow^ell, A. — Undiscovered Europe 914P822u 

Powys, L.— Black Laughter 9 1 6.6P88 1 b 

Pray, L. L. — ^Taxidermy 5 7P92 1 1 

Repplier, A. — Times and Tendencies 81R425t 

Richards, F. A Persian Journey 915.5R515p 

Richards, L. E. — Stepping Westward 922R516r 

Robinson, A. G. — Old New England Houses 91 7.3R658o 

Rothschild, S. J. — Stamps of Many Lands 38R845s 

Row^botham, T. Landscape Painting 75R876a 

Rowbotham, T. — Art of Landscape Painting in Water Colors 

and Oils 75R876a 

Russell, B.— The Scientific Outlook 50R961s 

Salmon, D. L. — Confessions of a Former Customers' Man 33S1 72c 
Sand, G. — Letters of George Sand 925S313s 

Schultz, J. W. and Donaldson, J. L. — The Sun God's Children 

973S387S 
Seitz, D. C. — Horace Greeley — Founder of the New York 

Tribune 922G794s 

Sencourt, R. E. — The Life of George Meredith 924M559s 

Service, R. W. — Rhymes of a Red Cross Man 81S591r 

Slack, E. P. — Elementary Electricity 53S631e 

Smith, J. R. — Tree Crops a Permanent Agriculture 63S651t 



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Smith, T. V. and White, L. D. — Chicago — An Elxperirnenf in 

Social Science Research 30S662c 

Snow, E. and Gosnell, H. A. On the Decks of "Old Ironsides" 

973S674o 
Steffens, L. — The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens 922S817s. 

Stevens, C. M. and Catrevas, C. N. (Eds.) Webster's Daily 

Use Dictionary 42S844w 

Stoll, W. T.— Silver Strike 922S875s. 

Tarbell, I. M.— Owen D. Young 922Y74t 

Thayer, W. R.— George Washington. 922W318t 

Thomas, B.— Arabia Felix 9 I 5.3T454a 

Thomas, L.— This Side of Hell 922E261t 

Vollard, A. — Degas — An Intimate Portrait 925D31 7v 

Vulliamy, C E.— Voltaire 925V935v 

Walter, L. E. (Ed. )— Christmas Carols 78W232c 

Warshow, R. J. — Bet-a-Million Gates 922G259w 

Wells, C— Six Years in the Malay Jungle 9 I 9. 1 W45 3s 

Wensley, F. P.— Forty Years of Scotland Yard 924V/476w 

White, A. B. — Massachusetts Police Procedure 35W582m 

White, L. D. — Further Contributions to the Prestige Value 

of Public Employment 35W585f 

White, L. D. (Ed.) — The New Social Science 30W585n 

Wilhelm, D.— The Book of Metals 66W678b 

Work, M. C— Contract Bridge 79W9 I 9c 

Wyllie, R. E. — Orders, Decorations and Insignia 35W982o 



FICTION 



Abbott, J. — Silver Fountain 

Arnoux, A and 26 Others — One Hundred 

Ayers, R. M. — A Bachelor Husband 

Ayers, R. M. — Broken 

Ayers, R. M. — Charitj'^'s Chosen 

Ayers, R. M. — Love Changes 

Ayers, R. M. — The Luckiest Lady 

Bailey, T. — Little Girl Lost 

Baldw^in, F. — Alimony 

Baldwin, F. — District Nurse 

Baldwin, F. — Make-Believe 

Baldwin, F.— The Office Wife 

Baldwin, F. — Self-made Woman 

Barnes, M. A. — Westward Passage 

Bassett, S. W. — Twin Lights 

Bennett, A. — Lillian 

Bower, B. M. — Rocking Moon 

Brand, M. — The Gun Tamer 

Brand, M. — The Night Horseman 

Brand, M. — Pleasant Jim 

Brand, M.— The White Wolf 



A132s 

French Romances A765o 

A9 77ba 

A977br 

A9 77c 

A9771o 

A9771u 

B1561 

B181a 

B181d 

B18lm 

BI8I0 

B181s 

B26lw 

B319tw 

B47ni 

B786ro 

B817g 

B8l7m 

B817pl 

B817w 



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Burroughs, E. R. — At The Earth's Core B972a 

Burton, B. — Lovejoy B97411o 

Chambers, R. W.— Whistling Cat C444w 

Chase, M. E.— Uplands C4872u 

Christie, A. — The Mystery of the Blue Train C555 1 my 

Cronin, A. J. — Hatters Castle C947h 

Cullum, R.— The Riddle of the Three-Way Creek C967ri 

Day, H. — The Skipper and the Skipped D2 73sk 

Deeping, W. — Exile D31 1e 

Deeping, W.— Old Wine and New D3 I 1 ol 

Deeping, W. — The Ten Commandments D31 It 

Deland, M. — Captain Archer's Daughter D337c 

De la Roche, M. — Finche's Fortune D339f 

De la Roche, M— White Oaks of Jalna D339w 

Dell, E.— Bars of Iron D35 7ba 

Dell, E.— Live Bait D35 71i 

Diver, M.— Ships of Youth D6 1 8sh 

Dorrance, J. F. — The Rio Rustlers D7162r 

Ertz, S. — The Story of Julian E65s 

Evans, E. R. G. R. — Ghosts of the Scarlet Fleet E925g 

Farnol, J. — Voices from the Dust F235v 

Fellon, J.— The Rider of the Mohave F321r 

Fletcher, J. S. — The Black House in Harley Street F6 1 3bl 

Fletcher, J. S. — The Cartwright Garden Murder F6 1 3ca 

Fletcher, J. S. — Cobweb Castle F6 1 3co 

Fletcher, J. S. — Daniel Quayne F613da 

Fletcher, J. S. — The Mazaroff Mystery F613ma 

Fletcher, J. S. — The Murder in the Pallant F6 1 3md 

Forman, H. J. — The Rembrandt Murder F7241r 

Gibbs, A. H. — Undertow G4425u 

Gibbs, P. — Unchanging Quest G443u 

Glaspell, S. — Ambrose Holt and Family G5485a 

Grant, R. — The Bishop's Granddaughter G761b 

Gregory, J. — Daughter of the Sun G822da 

Grey, Z. — Robber's Roost G842ro 

Grey, Z. — Tappan's Burro G842ta 

Hall, R.— Adam's Breed H 1 782a 

Hill, G. L. (Lutz)— Happiness Hill L975h 

Hutchingson, A. S. M. The Eighth Wonder H975e 

Irwin, I. H. — Out of the Air I72o 

King, B. — The Spreading Daw^n K521sp 

Kyne, P. B.— Lord of Lonely Valley K991o 

Lincoln, J. C— Head Tide L7372h 

London, J. — The Iron Heel L847i 

Loring, E. — Uncharted Seas L873u 

Lynde, F. — The Taming of Red Butte Western L988t 

Marshall, E. — The Deputy of Snow Mountain M3675de 

Millin, S. G.— Mary Glenn M655m 

Mundy, T. — Jimgrim M965j 

Nichols, A. — Abie's Irish Rose N6 1 6a 



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Norris, K. — Younger Sister N856y 

Onions, O. — The Open Secret 0585o 

Parrish, A. — Loads of Love P26 1 51 

Pedler, M.— Desert Sand P3 7 1 d 

Raine, W. M.— The Desert's Price Rl 55de 

Rath, E. J.— The Brat R234br 

Rath, E. J. — The Flying Courtship R234f 

Reynolds, B. — The Innocent Accomplice R462i 

Rice, G. and Powel, H. (Eds.) — The Omnibus of Sport R496o 

Richardson, H. H. — The Way Home R522w 

Rinehart, M. R.— A Poor Wise Man R597p 

Rinehart, M. R.— Where There's a Will R5 79wh 

Risley, E. — The Road to Wildcat R595r 

Rosman, A. G. — Benefits Received R8 1 9b 

Rosman, A. G. — The Sixth Journey R8 1 9s 

Ruck, B. — Her Pirate Partner R9 1 1 h 

Ruck, B.— His Official Fiancee R9 11 hi 

Ruck, B.— The Immortal Girl R9 11 i 

Ruck, B. — In Another Girl's Shoes R9 1 1 in 

Ruck, B. — Kneel to the Prettiest R9 1 1 k 

Sabatini, R. Bardley's the Magnificent SI 1 3ba 

Sabatini, R. — The Black Swan SI 1 3bl 

Sabatini, R. — The Carolinian SI 1 3cb 

Sabatini, R. — The Gates of Doom SI 1 3g 

Sabatini, R. — The Lion's Skin SI 1 31 

Sabatini, R. — Scaramouche, the King Maker SI 1 3sc 

Sabatini, R. — The Shame of Motley SI 1 3sh 

Sampson, E. S. — Mammy's White Folk SI 92m 

Seltzer, C. A. "Beau Rand" S468be 

Seltzer, C. A. — Channing Comes Through S468c 

Shute, H. A. — The Real Diary of the Worst Farmer S562r 

Small, A. J. — The Master Mystery S635ma 

Small, A. J. — The Mystery Maker S635m 

Tarkington, B. — Alice Adams Tl 76a 

Tarkington, B. Mary's Neck Tl 76mb 

Terhune, A. P.— Buff , a Collie T3 1 8b 

Terhune, A. P. — Lad, a Dog T3 1 8 1 1 

Tracy, L. Louis Tracy Detective Story Book T7611 

Tracy, L. — The Sandling Case T761sa 

Train, A. — His Children's Children T7681hi 
Verrill, A. H. — Barton's Mills — A Saga of the Pioneers V555b 

Wallace, E. — The Angel of Terror W188a 

Wallace, E.— The Black W 1 88b 

Wallace, E.— The Clever One W1 88cl 

Wallace, E. — The Coloseus W188co 

Wallace, E.— The Daffodil Murder W1 88dc 

Wallace, E.— The Face in the Night W188fa 

Wallace, E.— The India Rubber Men Wl 88i 

Wallace, E.— The Murder Book of J. G. Reeder Wl 88mu 

Wallace, E.— Terror Keep W I 88tb 



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Walpole, H. — Above the Dark Tumult 
Walpole, H. — Judith Paris 
Wast, H.— Black Valley 
Wells. C. — The Bride of a Moment 
West, W. S.— All Passion Spent 
Widdemer, M.— Pre-War Lady 
White, S. E.— Back of Beyond 
Willoughby, B. — Spawn of the North 
Wodehouse, P. G. — If I Were You 
Wodehouse, P. G. — Meet Mr. Mulliner 
Wren, P. G. — Driftwood spars 
Wright, W. — The Greene Murder Case 



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Abbott, J. — Juliet is twenty JA1322ju 

Abbott, J. — Minglestreams JA1322mi 

Alger, H., Jr. — Sam's Chance and How He Improved It JA395s 

Anderson, P. L. — Half-pint Shannon JA548h 

Appleton, V. — Tom Swift and His War Tank JA652to 

Ayscough, F. — Firecracker Land JA987f 

Baker, M. and M. Peacock Eggs IB1681p 

Barbour, R. H. — Danby's Error JB239da 

Bartlett. A. C— Pal JB289 1 p 

Becker, M. L. (Ed.)— Under Twenty JB395u 

Berry, A. M. Art for Children JB534a 

Best, H. Son of the White Man JB56ls 

Bianco, M. W. The Candlestick JB5 78c 

Bigham, M. A. Fanciful Flower Tales JB592f 

Bigham, M. A. — Sonny Elephant JB582so 

Blaisdell, E. A. The Kelpie's Run Away JB6341ke 

Blaisdell, E. A. — The Rhyme and Story Second Reader JB6341ri 
Blaisdell, E. A. and M. F. — The Rhyme and Story First 

Reader JB6341rh 
Blaisdell, E. A. and M. F.— The Rhyme and Story Primer JB6341r 

Boyd, P. M. Jumping Jerusha JB789j 

Brandais, M. — Jack of the Circus JB8 1 7j 

Brazil, A. Captain Peggie JB827c 

Brooks, W. R.— Freddy the Detective JB8736f 

Buchan, J. The Magic Walking Stick JB9 I 8m 

Buck, P. — The Young Revolutionist JB922y 

Byrne, B. S.— With Mikko Through Finland ' JB995w 

Castelhun, D. — Penelope's Problems JC348p 

D. Penelope and the Golden Orchard JC348pe 

D. — Penelope in California JC348pf 

A. The Radio Boys' First Wireless JC4661ra 

A. — The Radio Boys at Ocean Point JC4661rb 

A. — The Radio Boys aiding the Snowbound JC4661re 

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Chapman, A. — The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice 



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Chapman, A. — The Radio Boys at the Sending Station 

Chatterton, E. K. — Ralph on the Army Train 

Chatterton, E. K. — Across the Seven Seas 

Chase, J. A. — The Story of Paul Revere, Jr. 

Clark, B.— The House on the Hill 

Clarke, R. A. — The Crack in the Dish 

Clarke, R. A. — Paul in Picture Land 

Claudy, C. H. — Dangerous Waters 

Cole, W.— A-B-C Book of People 

Cooper, C. R. — With the Circus 

Cox, S. A. The Dare Boys of 1 7 76 

D'Aulaire, I. and E. P. — Ola 

Davidson, E. B. — Nibbles and Bobtail 

Eaton, W. P. — Adventures of the Duck Family 

Eaton, W. P. — Boy Scouts at the Grand Canyon 

Eaton, J. — Young Lafayette 

Edwards, P. G. and Sherman J. W. — Outdoor Land 

Edwards, P. G. and Sherman, J. W. — The Outdoor Playhc 

Edwards, P. G. and Sherman, J. W. — The Outdoor World 

Eliot, E. C. — Buttercup Days 

Everett, E. — Old Nursery Rhymes 

Everett, E. — Old Fairy Tales 

Follette, H. — Magic Portholes 

Fox, G. — Mountain Girl 

French, H. W. — The Lance of Kanana 

Gall, A. C. and Crew, F. H.— Wagtail 

Garis, H. R. — The Curly Tops at Sunset Beach 

Garis, H. R. — Dick Hamilton's Fortune 

Garson, E. C. — Featherland 

Grey, K. — Rolling WTieels 

Grove, H. P. — Merilyn's New Adventure 

Gruelle, J. — Raggedy Andy Stories 

Gruelle, J. — Raggedy Ann in the Deep Deep Woods 

Haines, D. H. — The Southpaw 

Haines, D, H. — Toss-up 

Hall, J. N. — Mother Goose Land 

Hamilton, E. T. — Handicraft for Girls 

Heyliger, W. — Johnny Bree 

Hillcourt, W. — The Boy Campers 

Jackson, G. E. — Peggj^ Stew^art — Navy Girl at Home 

Jay, M. F. Green Needles 

Kahmann, C. — Felita 

Kearney, P. W. — Dan, the Young Fireman 

Keene, C. — The Bungalow Mystery 

Keene, C. The Hidden Staircase 

Keene, C. The Mystery of Lilac Inn 

Kent, L. A. — Two Children of Tyre 
King, J. — The Indian Nugget 



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Knox, R. B. — Gray Caps 

Lent, H. B. — Clear Track Ahead 

Lewis, E. F. — YoungFu of the Upper Yangtze 

Litten, F. N. — Brooks of the Valley Airways 

Mason, A. and Frank M. The Fossil Fountain 

Meader, S. W. — Away to Sea 
Meigs, C. — Swift Rivers 

Meyer, Z. Field and Tree 

Meyer, Z. — The Outdoor Book 

Meyer, Z. — Trail Makers 

Michaelis, K. — Bibi, a Little Danish Girl 

Minot, J. C. — The Best Stories of Explorations I Know^ 

Moon, G. and C— The Book of Nat- Wee 

Morley, C. — The Goldfish Under the Ice 

Muller, C. G. — The Baseball Detective 

Muller, C. G. — How They Carried the Goods 

Murray, C. — TTie New^ Wide Awake Third Reader 

Norris, M. — Heroes and Hazards 

Pease, H. — Secret Cargo 

Petersham, M. and M. — Auntie and Celia Jane and Miki 

Pier, A. S. — The Coach 

Pierce, F, R. — Chuck Ryan, Logger 

Ransome, A. — Swallowdale 

Richards, L. E. — Tirra Lirra — Rhymes, Old and New 

Robinson, L. — In Toyland 

Robinson, L. F. — Two Boys 

St. Clair, M. H. — More About Max 

Schwartz, J. A. — Wilderness Babies 

Seaman, A. H. — The Disappearance of Anne Shaw 

H. — Jacqueline of the Carrier Pigeons 

W. — The Gay Kitchen 

W. — Out in the Kitchen 

W. — A quart of Moonlight 
A. P.— Within the Palace Gates 
C. L. — Debby Barnes, Trader 



Seaman, A. 

Sherman, J. 

Sherman, J. 

Sherman, J. 

Switer, 

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Slaughter, G. — Two Children in Old Paris 

Snell, R. J. — Eskimo Legends 

Snell, R. J. — Whispering Isles 

Stackpole, E. A. — Smuggler's Luck 

Stephens, C. A. — Katahdin Camps 

Thackery, W. M. — The Rose and the Ring 

Theiss, L. E. — Wings of the Coast Guard 

Tomlinson, E. T. — The pursuit of the Apache Chief 

Trowbridge, L. J. — Betty of the Consulate 

True, J. P. — The Iron Star 

Washburne, H. — Letters to Channy 

Wells, C. — Marjories Vacation 

Wilder, L. I. — Little House in the Big Woods 

Williamson, T. — ^On the Reindeer Trail 



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Winfleld. A. M.— The Rover Boys on the Ocean JW767r 

Winfield, A. M. — The Rover Boys in the Mountains JW767ro 

JUVENILE HISTORY 

Blaisdell, A, F. and Ball, F, K. — Heroic Deeds of American 

Sailors J9B634h 

Buck, B.— Burning up the Sky J9B922b 

Cartwright, C E. — The Boys' Book of Ships J9C329l> 

Jones, F. A. — The Life Story of Thomas Alva Edison J9E231j 

Simonds, W. A. — A Boy with Edson J9S597b 

Standing Bear, L. — My Indian Boyhood J9S785m 

Stimpson, M. S. — The Child's Book of American Biography 

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ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen, Acton, Massachusetts: 
I herewith submit my report for the year 1932. 

Expenditures 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Appropriation $5,000 00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund: 222 33 

$5,222 33 

SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 

Waldo E. Whitcomb, Chairman, Salary 200 00 

Howard J. Billings, Salary 1 00 00 

Wendell F. Davis, Salary 100 00 

Waldo Whitcomb, Postage and Telephone 2 9 7 

Kennison Print, Town Reports 387 40 

Glenna Jones, Clerk 79 1 5 

Glenna Jones, Postage 5 00 

Hobbs & Warren, Blanks 2 76 

Middlesex County Selectmen's Ass'n 4 50 

J. L. Hammett Co., Envelopes 2 05 

R. S. Osterhout Co., Notices 3 36 

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ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 

Howard L. Jones, Salary 
W. B. Currier, Stamped Envelopes 
Burroughs Adding Machine Co., Paper 
Allen Stationery Co., Books, Stationery 
Murphy & Snyder, Vouchers 



TREASURER'S DEPARTMENT 

Frank W. Hoit, Salary 

Frank W. Hoit, Paid for certifying notes 

Frank W. Hoit, Safety Deposit Box 

Frank W. Hoit, Postage, Telephone 

Frank W. Hoit, Envelopes 

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Charles A. Durkee, Salary 751 37 

Charles A. Durkee, Postage 80 12 

Charles A. Durkee, Expenses on account of titles 8 00 
Murphy & Snyder, Printing Tax Bills 37 00 

Hobbs & Warren, Books and Forms 17 28 



$893 77 



ASSESSORS' DEPARTMENT 

Warren H.Jones, Salary 
Albert P. Durkee, Salary 
Henry L. Haynes, Salary 
Assessors' Auto Tax Service 
George R, Barristead, Tax Table 
L. L. Applin, Tranfers 
Hobbs & Warren, Stationery, Books 
Maple^vood Press, Poll Tax Books 
Albert P. Durkee, attending meetings 
Warren H, Jones, attending meetings 
Henry L. Haynes, attending meetings 
Henry L. Haynes, postage, telephone 
L. J. Peabody Office Furniture Co., repair- 
ing adding machine 



300 


00 


300 


00 


300 


00 


7 


50 


1 


00 


18 


92 


38 


13 


50 


00 


10 


00 


10 


00 


10 


00 


13 


88 


15 


00 



$1,074 43 



TOWN CLERK'S DEPARTMENT 

Horace F. Tuttle, salary $200 00 

Horace F. Tuttle, recording births, deaths, 

marriages 
Horace F. Tuttle, telephone, postage, express 
Murphy & Snyder, envelopes 
P. B. Murphy, book 
Carter's Ink Co. 
A. W. Bartlett Co., forms 



65 


50 


ress 30 


50 


5 


02 


3 


70 


1 


63 




53 



$306 88 



PUBLIC WELFARE DEPARTMENT 



Wendell F. Davis, Chairman, salary 
Waldo E. Whitcomb, salary 
Howard J. Billings, salary 



$75 00 
40 00 
40 00 



$155 00 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 



Ralph T Littlefield, salary 

Hobbs & Warren, stationery, books 



$120 00 
8 41 



$128 4 



73 



CATTLE INSPECTION 
Fred S. Whitcomb, salary $1 75 00 



$[75 00) 



ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 

Murphy & Snydter, warrants 

Turner's Public Spirit, notices 

R. S. Osterhout, warrants, ballots, etc.. 

Enterprise Company, notices 

Horace F. Tuttle, registrar 

E. A. Phalen, registrar 

C. D. Chickering, registrar 

Daniel W. Sheehan, registrar 

James W. Coughlin, officer 

Arthur W. Wayne, officer 

L. C. Hastings, officer 

Thomas M. Murray, officer 

Timothy Hennessy, officer 

Bertram D. Hall, officer 

A. A. Beach, officer 

Theron Low^den, officer 

John J. Manning, officer 

Harry E. Holt, officer 

A. F. Davis, officer 

David R. Kinsley, officer 

James Kinsley, officer 

James P. Brown, officer 

Harold J. Coughlin, officer 

L. C. Hastings, placing booths 

Universalist Church, rent 

David R. Kinsley, registrar 

A. B. Parker, moderator 



Total General Government 



$68 


75 


9 


00 


97 


25 


3 


00 


40 


00 


20 


00 


25 


00 


20 


00 


25 


00 


20 


00 


20 


00 


5 


00 


15 


00 


15 


00 


20 


00 


20 


00 


15 


00 


10 


00 


20 


00 


20 


00 


25 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


20 


00 


12 


00 


35 


00 




<t;'^Q'i on 




^ Jy J \j\j 




%'>211 33 



TREASURER'S AND COLLECTOR'S BONDS 
Appropriation $2 70 00 

Frank W. Hoit, bonds $2 70 00 



BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 



Appropriation 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 



$800 00 
108 19 



$908 19 



74 



Paid: 

Edison Electric Illuminating Co. $84 33 

Boston Consolidated Gas Co. 32 1 

O. D. Wood, repairs on boiler 1 25 

A. W. Davis Co., coal 97 34 

A. W. Davis Co., lawn mower 6 00 
Carrie Kingsley, truck and labor 5 50 
So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co., lumber 23 59 
S. E. Knowlton, painting fire house 26 00 
S. E. Know^lton, setting glass 1 00 
West and South Water Supply District 1 2 00 
Daniel Hennessey, wood 8 00 
John Pederson, wood 1 3 00 
John Pederson, express 3 00 
John Pederson, removing leaves 5 00 
George A. Braman, rope for flag pole 2 00 
E. F. Conant, mowing lawn and labor 

on common 4 7 20 

George H. Reed, grass seed 3 75 
George K. Hayward, repairs on deflector 1 4 85 

Standard Oil Co., oil 99 12 
Spencer Taylor, mow^ing law^n and 

raking leaves 49 20 

Christian Jensen, labor 5 50 
Ideal Mower Sales & Service Co., 

repairs on mow^er 2 1 75 

W. J. Scanlon, labor 1 60 

Earl Hayward, repairs I 50 

John Dunivan, labor 9 25 

E. R. Sanborn, labor I 00 
Astwood &: Townsend, supplies 2 34 

F. W. Green, labor 8 46 
William B. Holt, repairs 1 75 
M. E. Taylor Co., supplies 24 06 
Acton High School, floor spray 2 50 
Nelson H. Tenney, repairs on boiler 1 2 00 
Arthur Wayne, janitor 131 25 
Arthur W. Wayne, care of clock 52 00 

B. A. King, wiring for fire house 1 00 
S. E. Knowlton, painting sound board 2 50 
S. Paddock, labor 6 40 
H. Owen 6 40 
W. Lawrence, labor 6 40 
R. Gagnon j 60 
A. Dubey 3 20 
J. Lemoine I 6 00 
F. Courville 1 6 00 
W. Larrabee 4 00 
R. Jones, truck 8 00 
Mrs. C. Kingsley, truck 18 50 



75 



$908 19 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Appropriation $2,500 00) 



Paid: 



Michael Foley, services $1,735 25 

John T. McNiff, services 110 50 

John Foster, services 24 50 

Geo. A. Braman, services 103 86 

A. B. Frost, services 93 29 

Geo. S. Braman, services 38 1 3 

Wm. F. Driscoll, services 12 00' 

Murphy & Snyder, printing 14 25 

David Clayton, painting traffic lines: 3 60 

A. W. Davis Co., paint and brush 3 00 
Portalite Co., repairing light 5 75 
Leroy Hutchinson, book 7 50 
M. Linsky & Bros., uniforms 70 25 
Finney & Hoit, book, file, revolver, etc 67 20 

B. A. King, insulating light 10 00 
N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. 75 42 
Edison Elec. Ilium. Co. 39 1 5 



$2,413 65 

Unexpended balance 86 35 



$2,500 00 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Appropriation $2,700 00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 87 43 



$2,787 43 



Paid: 

Edison Elec. Ilium. Co, $223 83 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. 86 52 

West Acton Dept., payrolls 339 00 

Acton Center Dept., payrolls 106 00 

South Acton Dept., payrolls 127 00 

Wm. G. Lawrence, janitor I 06 75 

Geo. S. Braman, janitor I 00 00 
Acton Motor Co., repairs, supplies, etc. 52 70 

Salaries, 3 Depts., 1931 and 1932 540 00 

Salaries on a/c of insurance 290 00 

Henry K. Barnes, extinguisher tubes 9 1 5 

A. W. Davis Co., coal and wood 127 5 7 

A. W. Davis Co., supplies 6 00 
So. Acton Coal & Gr. Co., coal and 

lumber 170 5 7 

Geo. H. Reed, coal 124 83 

76 



Coughlin's Garage, valve 




50 


Astw^ood & Townsend, repairs 


2 


72 


Fitzgerald Garage, gas 


1 


00 


S. E. Knowlton, painting truck 


5 


00 


J. S. Moore, supplies 


3 


72 


Maynard & Acton Oil Co., gas and oil 


11 


07 


Murphy & Snyder, stationery 


7 


75 


John J. Manning, janitor 


90 


00 


S. B. Sylvia, repairs on truck 


7 


00 


Harold Given, tires 


65 


00 


Gorham Fire Equip. Co., supplies 


41 


30 


N. H. Tenney, pipe 


1 


50 


Finney & Hoit, tires, gas strainers 


31 


18 


R. S. Baker, gas and oil 


9 


35 


C. C. Cullinane, express 


1 


60 


Earl Haywood, repairs on truck 


11 


50 


B. A. King, wiring 


3 


91 


John Pederson, battery 


2 


00 


E. N. Montague, blue prints 


5 


55 


A. H. Blanchard, hose 


5 


00 


West and South Water Supply 


18 


00 


Tom Murray, labor 


3 


50 


H. Schnair, rubber boots 


4 


00 


Geo. K. Haywood, chief, salary 


5 


00 


Geo. K. Haywood, postage, telephone 


2 


43 


J. T. McNiff, bolts 


1 


25 


General Electric Co., heater units 


2 


00 

47 787 43 






•+)Z(, / O / "T J 


NEW HOSE 






Appropriation 




$600 00 


Paid: 






American Fire Equipment 


510 


00 


Boston Woven Hose & Rubber Co. 


90 


00 

f^00 00 



FIRE WHISTLE AT CENTER 



Appropriation 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 



$1,000 00 
4 52 



$1,004 52 



Paid: 



Watertown Elec. Supply Co., motor 
Ingersoll Rand, air receiver and com- 
pressor 
R. M. Prentiss, wiring 



60 40 

426 00 
48 00 



77 



J. Corner Jones Power Pump Co., valve 
General Elec. Co., switch 
Acton Motor Co., battery terminal 
Astwood & Townsend, roof flange 
Louis W. Bills, whistle, fire alarm box 

transmitter, valve 
Giant Battery Service, battery 
Hayward & Fullonton, install, comp. 
Boston & Maine R. R., freight 
N. H. Tenney, valves and fittings 



alve 5 


21 


12 


60 




50 


2 


50 


320 


00 


10 


00 


p. 84 


60 


3 


87 


30 


84 



$1,004 52 



FOREST FIRES 
Appropriation $500 00 



Paid: 



Acton Center Dept., payrolls 

West Acton Dept., payrolls 

So. Acton Dept., payrolls 

Acton Motor Co., repairs on truck 

and battery service 
Hayward & Fullonton, soldering 
Henry K. Barnes Co., equipment 
Giant Battery Service Co., battery 
Earl Hayward, reducing coupling 
Gorham Fire Equip. Co., coupling 
Frank S. Braman, labor on pump 
Geo. A. Braman, labor on pump 
Acme Rubber Co., equipment 
John Pederson, gas 
Samuel Knowlton, painting truck 
Justin McCarthy, pump tanks 
M. E. Taylor & Co., gas and supplies 



Unexpended balance 



MOTH DEPARTMENT 

Appropriation $1,000 00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 36 64 



$178 


91 


30 


90 


98 


90 


25 


87 




35 


20 


81 


6 


88 


2 


00 


2 


63 


3 


00 


2 


00 


17 


40 


2 


25 


35 


00 


30 


50 


8 


95 


$466 


35 


33 


65 



Paid: 



Richard J. O'Neil, labor $408 60 

RichardJ.O' Neil, truck 203 60 

Walter O'Neil, labor 1 23 60 



78 



$500 00 



$1,036 64 



I 



C. Manion, labor 
J. Enneguess, labor 

E. A. Allsopp, labor 

F. Manion, labor 
J. Gallant, labor 
F. Gallant, labor 

N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R., freight 
General Chemical Co., lead 
Mineral Cabot Co., creosote 
R. J. Rodday, paint 
M. E. Taylor & Co., paint, cork, etc 
Fitzhenry, Guptell Co. 
R. J. O'Neil, freight, postage, tel., fil- 
ing, saws, etc. 



TREE WARDEN 

Appropriation $500 00 



84 


80 


38 


40 


32 


00 


17 


60 


11 


20 


11 


20 


5 


17 


62 


26 


16 


50 




55 


3 -69 


5 


26 


12 


21 




$1,036 64 



Paid: 



R. J. O'Neil, labor 
R. J. O'Neil, truck 
C. Manion, labor 
Walter O'Neil, labor 
Walter Steele, labor 
J. Enneguess, labor 
A. W. Davis Co., rope saw 
A. L. Stewart, repairs on sprayer 
A. B. Parker, services 
A. J. O'Neil, bolts, sharpening saw^s, 
etc. 



Unexpended balance 



$200 


00 


104 


00 


65 


60 


57 


60 


10 


00 


4 


80 


5 


55 


16 


05 


2 


00 


5 


65 


$471 


25 


28 


75 



$500 00 



HEALTH AND SANITATION 

Health 

Appropriation $1,000 00 



Paid 



Frank B. Farrar, labor $144 50 

James Kinsley, inspection 148 20 
C. A. Durkee, services and expenses 

as agent 41 82 

N. H. Tenney, labor on pump 1 25 

Fitzgerald's Garage, gas 2 5 1 

79 



Hobbs & Warren, licenses 

Waltham Hospital 

Dr. E. A. Mayell, prof, services 

A. W. Davis Co. 

R. F. Durkee, salary 

R. F. Durkee, postage 

Dr. F. E. Tasker, chairman 

Dr. Geo. H. Tuttle, salary 



Unexpended balance 



1 68 
113 50 
108 00 

2 75 
15 00 

50 

25 00 

10 00 



$614 71 
385 29 



$1,000 00 



TOWN NURSE 



Appropriation 
Paid: 



Lillian E. Frost, nurse 
Acton Drug Co. 



Unexpended balance 



$1,999 96 

71 32 

$2,071 28 

128 72 



$2,200 00 



$2,200 00 



HIGHWAYS 



Appropriation 

Received from State under Chap. 8 1 
Received from State under Chap. 90 
Transferred from Reserve Fund 



Paid; 



0,000 

5,800 

1,300 

24 



00 
00 
00 
06 



$18,424 06 



Barrett Co., Tarvia $2,41 1 23 

Berger Metal Culvert Co. 233 91 

Maynard & Acton Oil Co., gas and oil 145 04 

Acton Motor Co., repairs 1 7 30 

A. W. Davis Co., tools, posts, cement 1 10 25 

Standard Oil Co., oil 1,1 33 02 

Com. of Mass., grates and signs 23 62 

A. W. Davis, express 4 00 

Boston Harness Co., belt 2 50 

J. A. McPherson, bar 4 00 

Koppers Products, oil 748 5 7 

Andres Christofferson, gravel 262 95 

James N. Berry, gravel 3 00 

L. W. Perkins 53 10 

So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co., tile 

lumber, etc. 47 22 



80 



J. T. McNiff, repairs 

-E. P. Gates, repairs 

M. E. Taylor, gas, oil, etc, 

N. E. Concrete Pipe Const. Co., pipe 

Geo. H. Reed, cement 

E. S. Fobes, cutting brush 



9 50 

88 50 

20 41 

182 34 

7 00 

5 00 



5.512 46 



PAYROLLS 



Lab< 



A. H. Perkins, supt, 
Wesley Larrabee 

F. Courville 
J. Leomoine 
Wm. Lawrence 
D. Clayton 

L. Allard 
O. Tuttle 

D. Hubbard 

E. Hurley 
W. Anderson 
E. Anderson 

G. Permey 

L. W. Penniman 
A. Schofield 

A. Morrison 
J. French 

R. Gagnon 
J. Gagnon 
W. Cole 
J. Desmond 
O. Nichols 
J. Gallant 
J. Coombs 
T. Murray 
P. Wood 
P. Callan 
W. Goodearl 
H. Prescott 
J. Beach 
C. Boyce 

B. Coolidge 
W. Scanlon 
A. Dubry 
H. Owen 

J. Lenoine 
P. Foley 
J. Knight 



$847 

484 

97 

163 

160 

224 

161 

116 

118 

152 

27 

27 

171 

41 

44 

91 

9 

72 

64 

57 

8 

80 

296 

270 

259 

253 

161 

54 

6 

253 

187 

76 

212 

174 

208 

28 

116 

206 



80 
00 
60 
20 
00 
20 
60 
80 
40 
00 
20 
20 
20 
60 
80 
20 
60 
00 
00 
60 
40 
00 
80 
80 
20 
60 
60 
40 
40 
40 
20 
80 
00 
40 
40 
80 
40 
40 



81 



J. Troupe 152 00 

F. Mauro 236 80 

A. Wessels 1 76 00 

F. Pascaviez 128 00 

Vernon Smith 1 8 00 

J. Clayton 29 20 

E.Wise 22 40 

J. Enneguess b5 60 

J. Donovan 22 40 

A. Marsh 6 40 

S. Paddock 75 60 

Geo. Rugg 80 00 

H. Tuttle 38 40 

M. Morse 86 40 

John Troupe 25 60 

M. Granburg 19 20 

R. Penney 19 20 

H. Gould 36 80 

N. Livermore 56 00 

A. Roberts 32 00 

T. Newsham 91 20 

Batchelder 16 00 

McGuire 9 60 

E. Hallowell 70 00 



A. H. Perkins 
N. Perkins 
Ralph Jones 
C. Robbins 
C. Kingsley 
J. Briggs 
J. French 
H. Reynolds 
Gould & Gagnon 
A. Jalonen 
G. Reed 
A. B. Frost 
C. Willett 



Trucks 



earns 



$426 


30 


813 


00 


842 


00 


832 


00 


717 


00 


360 


00 


474 


50 


248 


00 


21 


00 


74 


00 


148 


00 


168 


00 


80 


00 



C. Kingsley $104 00 

L. Perkins 1 04 00 



$7,499 80 



$5,203 80 



$208 00 
$18,424 06 



82 



NEWTOWN ROAD 



Appropriation $2,500 00 

Received from State under Chap. 90 2,500 00 

Received from County under Chap, 90 2,500 00 



$7,500 00 



Paid: 



Berger Metal Culvert, pipe 



$241 63 



I 



N. E. Metal Culvert Co. 




200 


96 




N. E. Fencing Co 






607 


30 




A. W. Davis Co., 


cone 




209 


63 




Am. Powder Co. 


, dynamite 


61 


02 




Geo. H. Reed, 1 


ime and 


cement 


41 


60 




Geo. H. Pierce 






79 


50 




Acton Pipe Co., 


pipe 




9 


75 




So. Acton Coal & Lumbe^ 


' Co., lumber 








lime 






8 


44 




Standard Oil Co 






382 


46 




L. W. Perkins, gravel 




297 


70 














$2,139 99 












PAYROI .1 ,S 












Labor 








A. H. Perkins, supt. 




$38 


40 




E. H. Hallowell, 


foreman 




165 


63 




W. Larrabee 






28 


00 




H. Gould 






43 


20 




W. Scanlon 






96 


00 




J. French 






6 


40 




J. Gallant 






65 


60 




J. Beach 






54 


40 




A. Wessells 






80 


40 




H. Thatcher 







45 


20 




F. Gallant 






17 


60 




A. Roberts 






67 


20 




N. Hart 






38 


40 




F. Courville 






89 


60 




Leo Allard 






91 


20 




K. Batchelder 






56 


40 




A. Duby 






56 


00 




P. Wood 






74 


00 




J. Dunivan 






6 


40 




W. Lawrence 






75 


20 




J. Enneguess 






6 


40 




C. Boyce 






58 


00 




J. Gagnon 






96 


40 




R. Gagnon 






83 


60 





83 



E. Hurley 
J. Leomoine 
R. Penny 
J. Troupe 
V. Smith 
H. Reynolds 
N. Perkins 
B. Owen 

E. J. Wise 
J. Clayton 
J. Knight 

S. Parkeiviez 
D. Hubbard 
W. Cole 
H. Tuttle 
O. Tutde 
M. Morse 
T. Murray 
O. Nichols 
A. Morrison 
A. Schofield 
P. Callan 
M. Granburg 
Geo. Rugg 

F. Mauro 

T. Newsham 
J. Coombs 

G. Penney 
D. Clayton 



Trucks 



A. H. Perkins 

N. Perkins 

Greenough Construction 

C. Kingsley 

A. B. Frost 

C. Robbins 

R. Jones 

J. French 

C B. Willet 

A. Jalonen 

H. Reynolds 

Greenough Const. Co., shovel 
Unexpended appropriation balance 

84 



6 4a 






44 80 






16 00 






38 40 






11 20 






2 40 






2 40 






54 40 






6 40 






3 20 






41 60 






3 20 






48 00 






41 60 






48 00 






48 00 






6 40 






46 40 






38 40 






32 00 






6 40 






38 40 






19 20 






19 20 






20 80 






9 60 






16 00 






19 20 






9 60 








$2,137 


23 


$19 20 


294 00 






692 00 






189 00 






175 00 






157 00 






171 00 






16 00 






85 50 






48 00 






18 00 








$1,864 
607 


70 




/ V/ 

77 




$6,892 


23 




607 


77 




$7,500 


00 



HIGH STREET 



Appropriation 

Received from State Treasurer, under 

Chap. 90 
Received from County Treasurer, under 

Chap. 90 
Transferred from Reserve Fund 



Paid: 

Buffalo Springfield Roller Co., repairs 

Am. Powder Co., dynamite 

Maynard & Acton Oil Co., gas and oil 

Berger Metal Culvert Co. 

Andres Christofferson, gravel 

Standard Oil Co., oil 

So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co. 

Koppers Products Co., oil 

Acton Motor Co., welding 

Payrolls- — Labor : 



A. 


H. Perkins, supt 


W, 


, Larrabee 


J. 


Coombs 


[. 


French 


P. 


Foley 


L. 


Allard 


O. 


Tuttle 


B. 


Coolidge 


J. 


Lamoine 


W 


. Lawrence 


J- 


Beach 


J. 


Troupe 


P. 


Callan 


D. 


Clayton 


G. 


Penney 


T. 


Murray 


J. 


Knight 


A. 


Schofield 


W 


. Goodearl 


A. 


Morrison 


L. 


Penniman 


H. 


Owen 


W 


. Scanlon 


A. 


Wessels 


E. 


Hurley 


R. 


Penny 


S. 


Paskeiviecy 



$2,500 


00 


2,500 


00 


2,500 


00 


173 


83 




<t7 A73 83 


s $68 


44 


18 


88 


3il 7 7 


38 


311 


74 


355 


80 


254 


82 


6 


76 


423 


26 


1 


75 




<tl '; 1 ft ft^ 


254 


«J) 1 , J 1 O OJ? 

40 


229 


50 


80 


00 


64 


00 


3 


20 


70 


40 


89 


80 


25 


60 


87 


20 


78 


40 


60 


40 


88 


80 


80 


80 


91 


60 


81 


00 


80 


80 


87 


20 


81 


60 


82 


40 


80 


80 


20 


80 


86 


80 


65 


60 


70 


40 


46 


80 


89 


60 


90 


00 



85 



R. Gagnon 
H. Gould 

E. McGuire 
J. Dunivan 

C. Boyce 

D. Hubbard 

F. Mauro 
P. Wood 

G. Rugg 
J. Gallant 
J. Gagnon 
H. Thatcher 
John Troupe 
C. Briggs 

L. Tucker 
H. Tuttle 
J. Desmond 
O. Nichols 

E. Le Clerc 
W. Cole 
V. Smith 

F. Courville 
A. W. Marsh 
J. Clayton 

K. Batchelder 
E. J. Wise 
J. Enneguess 
H. Roberts 
Sidney Paddock 
M. Morse 
A. Dubey 



A. H. Perkins 
N. Perkins 
R. Jones 
C. Kingsley 
C. Robbins 
Gould & Gagnon 
H. Reynolds 
A. Jalonen 
J. French 
G. H. Reed 
C. B. Willett 



50 00 




19 20 




78 40 




84 80 




71 20 




98 00 




96 00 




54 40 




90 80 




80 40 




49 60 




51 20 




71 20 




16 00 




43 20 




56 40 




48 00 




45 40 




40 00 




33 60 




28 80 




19 20 




37 80 




19 20 




19 20 




20 80 




25 60 




9 60 




25 60 




28 80 




68 80 




$3,749 


10 



Trucks 



122 40 




306 00 




386 00 




394 00 




366 50 




293 50 




211 50 




204 00 




76 00 




21 00 




25 00 






$2,405 90 






$7,673 83 



86 



SNOW REMOVAL 



Appropriation 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 



John Pederson, payrolls 
John Pederson, salary 
A. H. Perkins, payrolls 



$2,000 00 
52 35 



$1,856 


65 


100 


00 


95 


70 



$2,052 35 



$2,052 35 



STREET LIGHTING 



Appropriation 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 



$5,400 00 
46 68 



Paid: 



Edison Electric Ilium. Co. 



$5,446 68 
$5,446 68 



PUBLIC WELFARE 



Appropriations 



$4,000 00 



Paid: 



Orders as approved by Board of Pub- 
lic Welfare $3,438 1 7 
Unexpended balance 561 83 



$4,000 00 



Appropriation 
Paid: 

Overdraft 



I 



STATE AID 



$360 00 
610 00 



SOLDIERS RELIEF 



Appropriation 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 



$600 00 
79 22 



Paid: 



Orders as approved by Soldiers' Relief Agent 

87 



$250 00 



$679 22 
679 22 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 
Appropriation $4,000 00 

Paid: 

Orders as approved by the Board of 

Public Welfare $3,5 76 01 

Unexpended balance 423 99 



$4,000 00 



EDUCATION 
Appropriation $43,000 00 

Paid: 

Orders as approved by School Com- 
mittee $42,999 13 
Unexpended balance 87 

$43,000 00 



LIBRARY MAINTENANCE 
Appropriation 

Paid: 

Edison Electric Ilium. Co. 

A. F. Davis, librarian 

A. F. Davis, janitor 

A. F. Davis, cataloguing, binding, 

^v■riting cards 
O. E. Houghton, transp. books 
So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co., coal 
O. D. Wood, labor 
Larkin Lumber 

Wm. Edwards Slate Co., slate 
W. A. Fuller Lumber Co., shelf supports 
E. F. Conant, insurance 
Robert S. Osterhout, slips 
A. W. Davis Co., glass 
Remington Rand Co., cards 
West & South Water Supply 
Carrie Kingsley, trucking leaves 
John Latulip, labor 
Allen Chair Co., chairs and tables 
E. F. Conant, labor on grounds 
A. W. Davis Co., peat moss 
E. H. Hollowell, labor and material 
E. Z. Stanley, repairs 





$1,000 00 


$48 


90 


154 


50 


154 


50 


52 


25 


50 


00 


210 


87 


15 


00 


15 


35 


65 


04 


1 


38 


29 


43 


15 


00 


1 


75 


4 


00 


12 


00 


3 


75 


1 


35 


33 


40 


15 


40 


2 


25 


17 


75 


8 


75 



Frank Price, trees and labor 
M. E. Taylor Co., supplies 

Unexpended balance 



10 00 
9 86 


$932 48 
67 52 






$1,000 00 



LIBRARY BOOKS 



Appropriation 

Interest due from Library Fund 



Paid: 



$200 00 
356 05 



Am. Library Ass'n 


$5 00 


De Wolfe Fiske & Co. 


187 16 


Little Brown & Co. 


23 50 


Goodspeed's Book Shop 


8 38 


Standard Book Co. 


16 05 


Union Library Ass'n 


48 01 


Albert B. White 


4 00 


Junior Literary Guild 


55 50 


Jean Karr 


39 08 


H. R. Huntting 


106 27 


Acton High School 


2 00 


Herman Goldberger Agency 


42 25 


W. A. Wrede Co, 


13 95 


E. J. Lesser 


4 90 


CEMETERIES 




ropriation 


$1,200 00 


sferred from Reserve Fund 


14 71 



$556 05 



$556 05 



$L214 71 



Paid: 



Chester Robbins, insurance 8 00 

Dolge Co., weed killer 43 97 

Continental Nurseries, flowers 83 50 

Holmerden Co., weed killer 41 25 

Worcester Lawn Mower Co., mowers 37 50 

West & South Water Supply 1 9 

Geo. 1. Coombs, discing 5 

Geo. H. Reed, truck 35 00 
Horace F. Tuttle, making report, writing 

and recording deeds 18 00 

F. W. Green, top dressing 4 50 

F. W. Green, freight ^ 4 05 



18 
00 



89 



A. W. Davis Co., tools, paint, etc 

M. E. Taylor Co., tools 

Frank Richardson, cans 

J. W. Livermore, mowing 

Albert Bately & Son, flowers 

F, W. Green, labor 

Fred S, Kennedy, labor 

D. S. Kennedy, labor 

Ernest Harden, labor 

Norman Dakin, labor 

How^ard Jones, labor 



PERPETUAL CARE 



Received Int. on Cemetery Funds 
Received Int. on Blanchard Funds 
Int. due from Cemetery Fund 

Paid F, W. Green, care of lots 



15 


15' 






10 


34 






18 


00 






1 


50' 






40 


00 






303 


06 






186 


11 






147 


00 






80 


80 






55 


20 






56 


80 










$1,214 


7l! 


KE 

$450 


00 


25 


00 






839 


70 










$1,31 ( 
$1,311 


70 
70 







HOSMER FUND 



Received Interest on Funds 
Int. due from Hosmer Fund 



Paid: 



Acton Granite Co., granite 

Conant Machine Co., steel labor, etc., 

for cemetery gates 
Carrie Kingsley, loam 
Wilson Lumber Co., cement, brick 
Acton Motor Co., removing stones 
General Crushed Stone Co. 
No. Middlesex Washed Sand & Gravel 

Co. 
So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co. 
Edwin R. Clark, architect 
Geo. H. Reed, cement 
M. W. Leahy Co., truck 
E. H. Hollowell, sharpening tools, 

150 ft. hose 
E. H. Hallowell, labor 
E. H. Hallowell, truck 

E. H. Hallowell, mixer 
A. B. Frost, labor 

F. Gallant, labor 
F. Corville, labor 



$4,000 00 
360 91 



$1,281 20 



166 


78 


100 


00 


66 


06 


6 


00 


237 


50 


33 


45 


31 


54 


150 


00 


55 


00 


20 


00 


14 


47 


441 


00 


423 


76 


14 


25 


324 


75 


226 


00 


209 


60 



$4,360 91 



90 



J, D. Burke, laboT 


176 25 


J, D. Smith, labor 


237 50 


Ernest Harden, labor 


112 80 


J. Keegan, labor 


33 00 



$4,360 9 



MEMORIAL DAY 



AppropriatioTi 



$300 00 



Paid: 



Newton Post Band 

Paul's Food Shop 

West Acton Cafe 

Finney & Hoit, flags 

Lovell Bus Service 

A. Merriam Co., paint 

W. W. Merriam, copper ball 

So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co., cement 

Geo, L. To'vvne, flag 

Tate & Co., flag pole 

Strong & Tracy 

S. Sebastian 

First Baptist Church 

Acton Drug Co. 

Albert Bately, flowers 



Unexpended balance 



$100 00 



2 00 






11 11 






14 95 






36 00 






2 80 






4 75 






.nt 3 25 






12 35 






18 00 






18 47 






4 80 






10 00 






1 80 






40 00 








$280 
19 


44 
56 






3300 


00 



UNCLASSIFIED 



Appropriation 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 



Paid: 



Met. Dental Supply Co., oxygen 
Raymond Stuart, drafting 
Acton High School, paper 
Murphy & Snyder, cards 
.Axn. Surety Co., town clerk's bond 
Frank W. Buellette, damages 
Mass. General Hospital 
West & South Water Supply, rubbers 
Paul R. Nettel Co., loose leaf binder 
and leaves 



$500 


00 


26 


19 


$1 


39 


30 


00 


1 


20 


2 


75 


5 


00 


301 


00 



64 00 
4 00 



15 18 



$526 19 



91 



82 45 




14 22 




5 00 






$526 f9 



J. D. Hayes, constable 
Horni Signal Mfg. Co., lenses 
O. D. Wood, care of flag 



HYDRANT SERVICE 
Appropriation $3,054 00 

Paid: 

West & South Water Supply $2,800 00 

Town of Concord 25 3 00 



$3,053 00 
Unexpended balance 1 00 00 

$3,054 00 



INSURANCE OF EMPLOYEES 
Appropriation $600 00 

Transferred froin Reserve Fund 72 29 

$672 29 

Paid: 

John J. Murphy $322 79 

Paul R. Hederstedt 349 50 

$672 29 



INTEREST ON REVENUE LOANS 
Appropriation $2,000 00 

Paid: 

First National Bank of Ayer $1,446 88 

Unexpended balance 553 12 

$2,000 00 

INTEREST ON BONDS AND NOTES 

Appropriation $1,560 00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 230 00 

$1,790 00 

Paid: 

Merchants National Bank $1,640 00 

First National Bank of Ayer 150 00 

$1,790 00 

92 



BONDS AND NOTES 



Appropriation 






$4,000 


00 


Paid: 










Merchants National Bank 










High School Bonds 






$4,000 


00 


REVENUE LOANS 








Amount outstanding Jan. 1, 1932 


$20,000 


00 






Received, First National Bank of Ayer 


43,000 


00 






Susan A. Hosmer Fund 


10,000 


00 


$73,000 


00 








Paid: 










First National Bank of Ayer 


$48,000 


00 






Amount outstanding Dec. 31, 1932 


25,000 


00 


$73,000 


00 








RESERVE FUND 








Appropriation from Overlay Surplus 






$1,200 


00 


Transferred to: 










General Government 


$222 


33 






Buildings and Grounds 


108 


19 






Fire Department 


87 


43 






Acton Center Whistle 


4 


52 






Moth Department 


36 


64 






Highways 


24 


06 






High Street 


173 


83 






Snow Removal 


52 


35 






Street Lighting 


46 


68 






Soldiers' Relief 


79 


22 






Cemeteries 


14 


71 






Unclassified 


26 


19 






Liability Insurance 


72 


29 






Interest on Bonds 


230 


00 







Unexpended balance 



$1 



178 
21 



44 
56 



$1,200 00 



REFUNDS 



Paid: 



1931 Taxes 

1931 Excise Taxes 

1932 Excise Taxes 



$173 

12 

174 



80 
14 
67 



$260 61 



93 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Amount due from collector, December 3 I , 

1931 
Received: State tax 

State Park Tax 

State Audit 

Old Age Assistance 

County Tax 

County Hospital Tax 

Town Grant 

December Assessment 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 

Overlay 



Treasurer's Cash on Hand, December I 3, 

1931 
Received Interest on Taxes 
Receipts other than Taxes 



Paid: 



$51,537 


5 7 


5,557 


50 


6 


72 


6 


14 


871 


00 


5,562 


96 


716 


76 


71,685 


50 


321 


20 


7,665 


10 


3,812 


27 




$147 742 72 


$8,862 


45 


2,264 


14 


108,089 


94 




<!;l 1 Q ? 1 <s s ^ 







$266,959 25 



State Tax 


$5,557 


50 


State Park Tax 


6 


72 


State Park Audit 


6 


14 


State Bank Tax 1930 


1 


80 


State Trust Company Tax, 1930 




13 


State Old Age Assistance Tax 


875 


00 


County Tax 


5,562 


96 


County Tuberculosis Tax 


716 


76 


County Dog Tax 


378 


60 


General Government 


5,222 


33 


Buildings and Grounds 


908 


19 


Police 


2,413 


65 


Fire Department 


2,787 


43 


New Hose 


600 


00 


Whistle at Acton Center 


1,004 


52 


Forest Fires 


466 


35 


Moth Work 


1,036 


64 


Tree Warden 


471 


25 


Health and Sanitation 


614 


71 


Town Nurse 


2,071 


28 


Highways 


18,424 


06 


Newtown Road 


6,892 


23 


High Street 


7,673 


83 


Snow Removal 


2,052 


35 



94 



Street Lighting 


5,446 


68 


State Aid 


610 


00 


Soldiers' Relief 


679 


22 


Education 


42,999 


13 


Library Maintenance 


932 


48 


Library Books 


556 


05 


Cemeteries 


1,214 


71 


Cemeteries, Perpetual Care 


1,311 


70 


Cemeteries, Hosmer Fund 


4,360 


91 


Unclassified 


526 


19 


County Hospital 


7,763 


17 


Treasurer's and Collector's Bonds 


270 


00 


Memorial Day 


280 


44 


Liability Insurance 


672 


29 


Hydrants 


3,053 


00 


Public Welfare 


3,438 


17 


Old Age Assistance 


3,576 


01 


Tax Titles Expense 


34 


11 


Contra acct. refund 


5 


30 


High School Bonds 


4,000 


00 


Interest on Notes and Bonds 


1,790 


00 


Revenue Loans 


48,000 


00 


Interest on Revenue Loans 


1,446 


88 


Refunds 


360 


61 
4199 071 






vP 1 y 7, VJ / 1 


Tax Tides 


$1,710 


16 


Refund from State Old Age Assistance 


158 


00 


Abatements 


2,141 


13 


Abatements, Excise Tax 


170 


97 



48 



Amount due from Collector, December 

31, 1932 $49,777 29 

Amount due from Treasurer, December 

31, 1932 13.930 22 



$67,887 77 
$266,959 25 



SURPLUS ACCOUNT 

Balance, January 1, 1932 $20,5 73 80 

Surplus Revenue, 1932 5,090 06 



$25,663 86 

95 



Debit 



Revenue Account, 1 932 

Tax Title Revenue 

Bank & Trust Company Tax, 1930 


$5,000 
1,744 

1 


00 
27 
93 


$6,746 


20 








Balance, December 31, 1932 


$18,917 


66 


OVERLAYS 










1930 










Balance, January 1, 1932 






$2,346 


21 


Debit 










Abatements 

Transferred to Overlay Surplus 


$1,339 
1,006 


52 
69 


$2,346 


21 


1931 






Balance, January 1, 1932 






3,671 


75 


Debit 










Abatements 
Refunds 


$749 
173 


80 
80 


$923 


60 








Balance, December 31. 1932 


$2,748 


15 


1932 










Overlay 






$3,812 


27 


Debit 










Abatements 






$51 


81 


Balance, December 31, 1932 


$3,760 


46 


OVERLAY SURPLUS 








Balance, January 1, 1932 

Overlay 1930 

Balance from Reserve Fund 


$8,908 

1,006 

21 


03 
69 
56 


$9,936 


28 


Debit 






Appropriation to Reserve Fund 






$1,200 


00 


Balance, December 31, 1932 


$8,736 


28 



96 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAX REVENUE 



Balance, January K 1932 $4,079 23 

1932 Tax 7,665 10 



-$1 1,744 33 



Debit 

Abatements $1 70 9 7 

Refunds 186 81 

Total Amount Collected 1932 6,640 70 



$6,998 48 



Balance, December 3 1 , 1932 $4,745 85 



CEMETERY LAND FUND 

Balance, January 1, 1932 $823 00 

JReceived fox lots sold in 1932 1 78 00 

$1,001 00 



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TREASURER'S REPORT 

Year Ending December 31, 1932 



Cash balance January 1, 1932 
Receipts 1932: 
Received from State Treasurer; 



$8,862 45 



Highway 
Highway 
Highw^ay 
Highw^ay 
Highway 
Highway 
Highway 
income Mass 



Department 
Department 
Department 
Department 
Department 
Department 
Department 

School Fund 



Dep't Public Welfare (Tuition of Chil 

For reduction of taxes (Gas tax) 

Old Age Abatement 

Old Age Assistance 

Reimbursement for Loss of Taxes 

Vocational Aid — Ind. Schools 

Refund — Teachers' Retirement Fund 

State Aid 

Veterans' Exemption 

Income Tax 

Corporation Tax — Business 

Corporation Tax — Business 

Income Tax 

Corporation Tax — P. S. 

Corporation Tax T. & T. 

Trust Co. Tax 
National Bank Tax 
Trust Co. Tax, 1930 
National Bank Tax, 1930 
National Bank Tax, 1924 
Corporation Tax — R. R. & T. 
Corporation Tax, 1931 
Corporation Tax, 1932 



County Treasurer: 

Highways 
Highways 
Highw^ays 
Highways 



$1,200 


00 




2,000 


00 




2,000 


00 




500 


00 




100 


00 




2,500 


00 




3,800 


00 




1,879 


92 




en) 801 


77 




2,900 


00 




158 


00 




2,000 


00 




475 


73 




5 


20 




5 


30 




412 


00 




49 


48 




10,107 


00 




3,517 


39 




141 


56 




285 


00 




355 


37 




222 


70 




12 


15 




4 


87 




4 


39 




2 


79 
01 
19 




1 


61 
31 


35,442 74 


$2,000 


00 


2,500 


00 




1,200 


00 




500 


00 





100 



Highways 
Dog Tax 



Miscellaneous Receipts: 

Court Fines 

Nurses' Collections 

Library Fines 

Bank Interest 

Licenses, "Board of Health" 

Licenses, Director of Standards 

Licenses, Selectmen 

B. & M. Railroad, Brush fires 

Old Lock-up Cages 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 

Town Hall Rent 

Dog Licenses, Agency Account 

Acton Grange, Gas 

Cemetery Lots Sold, F. W. Green 

Cemetery Lots Sold, H. F. Tuttle 

Rent of Lowering Device 

Concord, Nagog Taxes 

First Nat. Bank, Ayer, Loan 

First Nat. Bank, Ayer, Loan 

First Nat. Bank, Ayer, Loan 

First Nat. Bank, Ayer, Loan 

First Nat. Bank, Ayer: 

Middlesex County Hospital, Loan 
Susan Noyes Hosmer Fund, Loan 

School Tuition: 

Cunningham 

Boxboro 

Carlisle 

Hill 

Error on check 

Susan Hosmer Cemetery Fund, Transfer 

Perpetual Care Fund, Transfer 

Luke Blanchard Fund, Transfer 



100 
591 



00 
51 



$277 


93 


148 


25 


62 


06 


78 


53 


31 


00 


16 


00 


26 


00 


46 


50 


10 


00 


55 


48 


183 


65 


378 


60 


8 


00 


143 


00 


35 


00 


32 


00 


25 


12 


8,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


15,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


88 


80 


1,546 


23 


56 


98 


26 


40 




04 


4,000 


00 


450 


00 


25 


00 



6,891 51 



65,750 57 



I 



Received of Chas. A. 

Interest, 1929 

1930 Taxes 

1931 Taxes 

1932 Taxes 

1930 Excise Taxes 

1931 Excise Taxes 



Durkee, Collector: 

$40 74 

14,483 07 

17,179 92 

57,331 42 

357 50 

2,273 05 



101 



I 932 Elxcise Taxes 
Bank Interest 



Total Receipts 



4,383 61 
5 12 



96,054 43 
$204,139 25 
$213,001 70 



Payments, 1932: 

Per Selectmen's Orders 
State Taxes 



$193,499 19 
5,572 29 



Cash Balance, December 31, 1932 



199,071 48 
$13,930 11 



NOTE: The following transfers are due the General Cash: 

From Cemetery Funds $836 70 

From Susan Noyes Hosmer Cemetery Fund 360 9 1 
From Wilde Memorial Library Fund 356 05 



$1,553 66 



OUTSTANDING NOTES AND BONDS 

Anticipationof Revenue, Note 131, Due July 25, 1933 $10,000 00 

Anticipation of Revenue, Note 132, Due June 30, 1933 15,000 00 

High School Bonds, Due July 1, 1933 4,000 00 

High School Bonds, Due 1934 to 1945 33,000 00 

County Hospital, Note 126, Due March 24, 1933 2,500 00 

County Hospital, Note 127, Due 1934 2,500 00 



CEMETERY FUNDS 
Balance, January 1, 1932: 

Principal Funds 

Unexpended Balance 

Prior Years Income, Not previously reported 

Received for Perpetual Care: 

Geo. Rouillard Lot, Woodlawn 
Edgar I. Banks Lot, Mt. Hope 
Wm. F. Richardson Lot, Woodlawn 
Frank E. Tasker Lot, Mt. Hope 
Lulu V. Akers Lot, Woodlawn 
David Mason Lot, Woodlawn 
Edward C. Wood Lot, Woodlawn 



• 


$34,882 


21 




4,310 


04 




145 


37 


$100 00 






75 00 






75 00 






100 00 






50 00 






100 00 






50 00 







102 



John D. Brown Lot, Woodlawn 
Daniel McCharles Lot, Mt. Hope 



Received Interest: 

Worcester North Savings 
Lowell Central Savings 
Middlesex Institution 
North Middlesex 
Maynard Trust Co. 
Assabet Institution 
Warren Institution 
East Cambridge 
Marlboro Savings 
Boston Five Cent 
Home Savings 
Worcester Five Cent 
Suffolk Savings 
Hudson Savings 
Charlestown Five Cent 
Charlestow^n Five Cent 
Charlestown Five Cent 
Charlestow^n Five Cent 
W. & S. Water Bonds 
Assabet Institution 
Athol Savings 



Total 



100 


00 


75 


00 


$82 


50 


40 


40 


116 


14 


88 


88 


140 


58 


29 


40 


82 


50 


90 


00 


42 


50 


75 


00 


40 


00 


60 


00 


112 


50 


75 


91 


67 


50 


67 


50 


13 


50 


11 


26 


150 


00 


169 


51 


42 


00 



725 00 



597 58 



$41,660 20 



Paid Town of Acton, Care of Lots 



$450 00 



I 



Balance, December 31, 1932 

Lowell Central Savings 
Middlesex Institution 
North Middlesex 
Maynard Trust Co. 
Assabet Institution 
Warren Institution 
East Cambridge 
Marlboro Savings 
Boston Five Cent 
Worcester North 
Home Savings 
Worcester Five Cent 
Suffolk Savings 
Athol Savings 
Hudson Savings 



$1,000 00 

2,875 10 

2,200 00 

3,228 96 

728 25 

2,200 00 

2,000 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,500 00 

3,000 00 

1,050 00 

2,400 00 



103 



Charlestown Five Cent 
Charlestown Five Cent 
Charlestown Five Cent 
Charlestown Five Cent 
West So. District Water Bonds 
Assabet Institution, Balance 
Cash Balance 



1.500 


00 


1,500 


00 


300 


00 


250 


00 


3,600 


00 


5,207 


43 


$670 


46 



$41,210 20 
$41,660 20 



NOTE: The following transfers are due to be made from the 
Cemetery Funds: 

Due to General Cash $836 70 

Due to Cemetery Surplus 307 09 

CEMETERY SURPLUS 



Balance, January 1, 1932 
Interest, Assabet Institution 



Balance, December 31, 1932 

Assabet Institution 
Cash Balance 



$957 
38 


77 
23 


$957 
38 


77 
23 



$996 00 



$996 00 



NOTE: The following transfer is due the Cemetery Surplus Account: 
Due from Cemetery Funds $307 09 



ELIZABETH WHITE FUND 
Balance January 1, 1932: 
Principal Fund $25,000 00 



Unexpended Balance 



Received interest: 

Waltham Savings 
Worcester North Savings 
East Cambridge Savings 
Charlestown Five Cent 
Andover Savings 
Lowell Inst, for Savings 
North Middlesex Savings 



2,732 03 






$27,732 03 


$85 00 


41 25 




90 00 




90 00 




80 00 




80 00 




80 00 





104 



Middlesex Irrst. for Savings 
Worcester Five Cent 
Athol Savings 
Lawrence Savings 
Amherst Savings 
Marlboro Savings 
Hudson Savings 
Assabet Inst, for Savinars 



Paid Trustees Orders 

Balance December 3 1 , 1932: 

Waltham Savings 
Worcester North Savings 
East Cambridge Savings 
Charlestown Five Cent 
Andover Savings 
Lowell Inst, for Savings 
North Middlesex Savings 
Middlesex Inst, for Savings 
Worcester Five Cent 
Athol Savings 
Lawrence Savings 
Amherst Savings 
Marlboro Savings 
Hudson Savings, Income 
Assabet Inst, for Savings, Income 
Cash Balance 



80 


00 






80 


00 






80 


00 






80 


00 






85 


00 






85 


00 






14 


42 






55 


16 










$1,105 


83 




; 




$28,837 


86 






$1,536 


42 


$2,000 


00 






1,000 


00 






2,000 


00 






2,000 


00 






2,000 


00 






2,000 


00 






2,000 


00 






2,000 


00 






2,000 


00 






2,000 


00 






2,000 


00 






2,000 


00 






2,000 


00 






1,000 


00 






1,201 


44 






100 


00 










$27,301 


44 








$28,837 


86 



SUSAN NOYES HOSMER CEMETERY FUND 

Balance, January 1, 1932: 

Principal Fund $82,238' 95 

Unexpended Balance 851 47 



$83,090 42 



Received Interest: 

Springfield Five Cent $200 00 

Waltham Savings 212 50 

105 



Springfield Institution 
Cambridge Savings 
Charlestown Five Cent 
Worcester North 
Athol Savings 
Andover Savings 
Medford Savings 
Marlboro Savings 
Leominster Savings 
Hudson Savings 
North Middlesex 
Greenfield Savings 
Lexington Savings 
Arlington Five Cent 
Middlesex Institution 
Lynn Five Cent 
Winchendon Savings 
Framingham Savings 
Middlesex Institution 



120 


00 


162 


50 


225 


00 


123 


75 


120 


00 


120 


00 


135 


00 


127 


50 


120 


00 


192 


50 


160 


00 


120 


00 


120 


00 


200 


00 


189 


52 


140 


00 


262 


50 


225 


00 


14 


07 



3,289 84 
$86,380 26 



Federal Bank Check Tax 






$0 06 


Transferred to Town Account 






4,000 00 


Balance, December 31, 1932: 








Springfield Five Cent 


5,000 


00 




Waltham Savings 


5,000 


00 




Springfield Institution 


3,000 


00 




Cambridge Savings 


2,500 


00 




Charlestown Five Cent 


5,000 


00 




Worcester North 


3.000 


00 




Athol Savings 


3,000 


00 




Andover Savings 


3,000 


00 




Medford Savings 


3,000 


00 




Marlboro Savings 


3,000 


00 




Leominster Savings 


3,000 


00 




Hudson Savings 


4,000 


00 




North Middlesex 


2,999 


96 




Greenfield Savings 


3,000 


00 





106 



Middlesex Institution 


3,238 


93 


Lexington Savings 


3,000 


00 


Arlington Five Cent 


5,000 


00 


Lynn Five Cent 


2,500 


00 


Winchendon Savings 


5,000 


00 


Framingham Savings 


5,000 


00 


Note, Town of Acton 


10,000 


00 


Middlesex Institution, Balance 


141 


31 



82,380 20 
$86,380 26 



LUKE BLANCHARD CEMETERY FUND 
Balance, January 1,1932 $1,37727 

Received Interest: 

Warren Inst, for Savings 
Massachusetts Savings Bank 
Charlestown Five Cent 
Charlestown Five Cent 



$3 26 




36 99 




3 96 




10 24 






54 45 






^ 


$1,431 72 



Paid Town of Acton 

Balance, December 3 1 

Warren Inst, for Savings 
Massachusetts Savings 
Charlestown Five Cent 
Charlestown Five Cent 



$25 00 



1932 



$84 90 




994 51 




235 98 




91 33 






1,406 72 






$1,431 72 



19TH OF APRIL FUND 

Balance, January 1, 1932 $228 96 

Interest, Middlesex Savings 9 22 



$238 18 



107 



Balance, December 31, 1932: 
Middlesex Savings - $238 18 



FIREMEN'S RELIEF FUND 

Balance, January 1, 1932 $500 47 

Interest, Middlesex Savings 19 80 

$520 27 



Paid Trustees Order $20 00 

Balance, December 31, 1932: 
Middlesex Savings 500 27 



$520 27 



WILDE MEMORIAL LIBRARY FUND 
Balance, January 1, 1932: 

Principal Fund 

Susan Augusta and Luther Conant Fund 

Hiram J. Hapgood Fund 

Luke Tuttle Fund 

John W. Heald Fund 

Susan Noyes Hosmer Fund 

Unexpended balance 



Received interest: 
Home Savings 
Middlesex Inst, for Savings 
Lowell City Institution 
Charlestown Five Cent 
Massachusetts Savings 
Warren Institution 
Middlesex Institution 
Cambridge Savings 
West Shore R. R. Bond 
Maynard Trust Co. 



$9,000 


00 






1,000 


00 






200 


00 






200 


00 






817 


00 






2,016 


90 






187 


06 










$13,420 


96 


$40 


00 


V \J 


40 


40 






37 


85 






136 


51 






37 


85 






75 


70 






. 33 


00 






85 


66 






40 


00 






24 


99 










551 


96 






y vJ 




$13,972 


92 



108 



Balance, December 31, 1932: 

Home Savings 
Charlestown Five Cent 
Massachusetts Savings 
Warren Inst. 
Middlesex Inst. 
West Shore R. R. Bond 
Cambridge Savings 
Maynard Trust Co. 
Maynard Trust Co., Balance 
Middlesex Inst. 
Lowell City Inst. 
Cash Balance 



$1,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


817 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,016 


90 


$400 


00 


]272 


40 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


466 


62 




<};l ^ Q7? Q? 







NOTE: The following transfer is due to be made from the Library 
Funds: 



Due to General Cash 



$356 05 



109 



Auditor's Report 



I have examined the books and accounts of the Tax Col- 
lector of the Town of Acton and have found them correct. Notices 
are being mailed to delinquent taxpayers. 

The books and accounts of the Treasurer of the Town of Acton 
are now being audited by the accountants from the office of the 
Director of Accounts, Department of Corporations and Taxation, 
State House, Boston. 

HOWARD L. JONES, Town Accountant. 



110 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



School Department 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ACTON 



MASSACHUSETTS 



For the Year Ending December 31, 1932 



Our civilization will be measured by the children it 
produces and by the civilization they, in turn, produce. 

Ray Lyman Wilbur. 




1933 

The Kennison Print 

Ayer, Mass. 



ORGANIZATION 

School Committee 

Dr. Randall Woodworth, Chairman Term expires 1933 

Mrs. Frank Price Term expires 1935 

Mrs. Albertie Mead Term expires 1933 

Mr. Arthur Whitcomb Term expires 1934 

Mrs. Oliver Wood Term expires 1934 

Mr. Forrest Bean Term expires 1935 

Superintendent 

John F. Hough 
South Acton, Mass. Office — High School Building. Tel. 1 1 

School Physician 

Dr. E. A. Mayell Acton 

School Nurse 

Miss Lillian Frost North Acton 

Attendance Officer 

Michael Foley South Acton 

School Calendar 

First short term begins January 3, 1 933. 

First short term ends February 17, 1933. 

Second short term begins February 27, 1933. 

Second short term ends April 14, 1933. 

Third short term begins April 24, 1933. 

Third short term ends June 9, 1933, for Grades 1 to VIII, inclu- 
sive. 

Third short term ends June 16, 1933, for High School Gradua- 
tion — Monday, June 19, 1933. 

1933-1934 

Fall term begins September 5, 1933. 

Thanksgiving Recess — School closes November 29, 1933, and 
re-opens December 4, 1933. 

Fall term ends December 22, 1933. 

Legal Holidays 

January 1, February 22, April 19, May 30, July 4, first Monday 
of September, October 12, November 1 1, Thanksgiving Day, Christ- 
mas Day (the day following when any of the first five days men- 
tioned, the 12th of October, or Christmas occurs on Sunday). 

Arbor Day falls on the last Saturday in April, and is not a legal 
holiday. 

Flag Day falls on June 1 4, and is not a legal holiday. It should 
be observed by proper exercises by any school in session on that day. 

NO-SCHOOL SIGNAl^-Time: 7:30 A.M. 
Acton Center and South Acton 2-2-2-2 blasts 

West Acton 1-1 blasts 



I 



TEACHERS IN SERVICE, DECEMBER 31, 1932 



Center School: 

Ella Miller 
Ruth Brennan 
Gertrude Puhakka 

South School: 

Julia McCarthy 
Florence Merriam 
Jessie Kinnevan 

West School: 

Harriet Suchovsky 
Elise Dickerman 
Madeline Allard 



App. 



Where Educated 



He 



Addi 



1 899 Framingham Normal Acton 
1931 Lowell Normal Lowell 

1931 Fitchburg Normal Fitchburg 



1906 Fitchburg Normal 
1 92 7 Fitchburg Normal 
1929 Worcester Normal 



South Acton 
South Acton 
Worcester 



1929 Framingham Normal Clinton 
1926 Fitchburg Normal Ayer 

1928 Lowell Normal Lowell 



High School Building; 



Marion Towne 


1921 


Mary Stolte 


1931 


Marjorie Jones 


1931 


Barbara Douglass 


1931 


Elsie Bixby 


1927 



Edith Ames 1928 

Margaret Boornazian 1929 
Walter Holt 1928 

Robert Dolan 1930 

Henry Hopkinson 1 930 
John Hough 1927 



Smith College 

Middlebury College 

Simmons College 

Univ. of Vermont 

Framingham Normal 
Boston University 

Simmons College 

Boston University 

Dartmouth College 

Clark University 

Northeastern Law 

Middlebury, Har- 
vard, Colgate 



Supervisors : 

Music — Louis Phelps, Arlington 
Drawing — Phyllis Darch, Fitchburg 
Manual Arts — James Smith, Adams 



Concord 
Brattleboro, Vt. 
South Acton 
Winchester, N. H. 
Woodville 

Littleton 
Methuen 
South Acton 
Marlboro 
West Acton 
South Acton 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

To the Voters of Acton: 

The School Committee presents herewith, its report for the year 
1932, together with the report of the superintendent of schools, 
which has been accepted by the committee and is recommended for 
your study and attention. 

The committee has paid continuous attention to the problem of 
obtaining the best and utmost results for our school children, from 
our corps of teachers. Inasmuch as a few might feel that even better 
results might be obtained, the committee sincerely feels, that better- 
ment to that end, is in evidence. 

Our teachers all returned to us this year, which was most gratify- 
ing, in that changes in the staff tend to cramp continuity of progress 
and also, in coming back they have created a feeling of contentment, 
they w^ere willing to carry on with us as were we with them. 

One supervisor was replaced, due to pressure from various 
quarters. In his stead we have one Mr. Phelps, w^hom we believe 
will refresh the music in our schools. 

Your committee has gone over its budget in many ways, with the 
idea in mind to effect economies, which seems to be in keeping with 
the times. The very size of the appropriation, the largest of any, 
invites constructive criticism or even resentment from some. But by 
making a brief comparison, with a few representative towns, you 
might draw some conclusions as to our own position. 

Expenditures for Public Schools in Relation to Population, 
Valuation, Tax Rate, Etc. 











Elxp. for school sup- 




Pop. 




School 


por 


t from local tax- Tax 




U.S. 1930 


Valuation 


Appro. 


ation per M val. Rate 


Hopkinton 


2563 


$2,810,843 


$39,833 


43 


$10 71 $31 50 


Acton 


2482 


3,905,065 


44,863 


47 


9 34 22 00 


Hatfield 


2476 


2,853,720 


48.571 


44 


11 60 26 50 


Hardwick 


2460 


2,658,060 


47,104 


78 


12 72 25 00 


Groton 


2434 


4.324,338 


45.513 


21 


9 47 33 00 



These figures are for the year 1931. as 1932 figures are not avail- 
able as yet. Our own appropriation for last year was considerably 
lower. 

Comparing the towns in this group, with Acton, our average is 
below the line. You must not forget to take into consideration the 
fact that assessed valuation governs the reimbursement from the 
State. In other words, Hopkinton with a much lower assessed val- 
uation than Acton, is reimbursed $7,180.39 against our own of 
$5,301.37, the lower the valuation, the more state aid is available 
to the smaller towns. 



Comparative Cost Per High School Pupil exclusive of STATE 
Reimbursement and Out-of-Town Tuition 

Hopkinton $107 08 

Acton 107 99 

Hatfield 124 62 

Hardwick 102 45 

Groton 116 79 

In the High School we are neither above or below; we are, you 
might say, holding our own. 

Comparative Cost Per Elementary Pupil on the same basis 

Hopkinton $60 66 

Acton 79 84 

Hatfield 54 38 

Hardwick 84 42 

Groton 74 74 

In the elementary schools w^e are above the line of average. The 
reason is quite apparent after you know the facts. It is due to the 
necessarily, j^et unduly expensive physical operation by reason of 
antiquated and inefficient heating and ventilating systems, the undue 
use of artificial light because of lack, and improper placement of 
w^indows, and the inordinate requirements of repairs. 

It might interest you to know that the High School building, as 
large as it is, is heated better and cheaper than any one of the Ele- 
mentary buildings. 

A central el-mentary school building in time to come, with full 
transportation of pupils, will be a great stride toward better ele- 
mentary education and more efficient physical operation. How^ever, 
a survey by you, of the school buildings in general, will convince 
you that they are in better physical shape than they have been for 
some time, and that the whole machine is functioning about as effi- 
ciently as is possible, under the limitation of our appropriation and 
physical handicaps. 

We have been rather unfortunate this past year, in that w^e have 
been subjected to fire at four different times in the new High School 
building, due to the improper electrical wiring of the building and 
have been forced into a complete checking up and re-wiring of most 
of the building by the State, an item of no small account and one 
over w^hich w^e had no control. 

Nov/, as w^e are in no v/ay responsible, and as we are trying to 
pare our budget and not take it out of the children, we are going 
to ask for a special appropriation to handle this emergency and 
hope that you will see it in the same light as we do. 

If the committee finds that it becomes necessary to effect a cut 
of any sort in order to meet the exigency, it will not, in fairness to 
all, make a selective one; it will include evervone on the payroll, 
and it w^ill take the form of a voluntary contribution, and we w^ant 
you all to feel that it w^ill not be done in any other spirit than a direct 



demand from the tax-payer, who is having his troubles as you all 
know. 

How^ever, if such a step is found necessary, let everyone pull to- 
gether and work all the harder, which is the only solution to any 
setback. 

Respectfully submitted, 

THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE, 
By: R. N. WOOD WORTH, 

Chairman. 



COMPARISON OF COSTS FOR OPERATING 
ACTON SCHOOLS 

Massachusetts School Fund 1932 1931 1930 1929 

Part I $3,530 00 $3,736 00 $3,610 00 $3,560 00 

Part II 1,879 92 1,565 07 1,909 84 * 

State Wards 801 77 580 58 151 76 131 25 



Total from State $6,211 69 $5,881 65 $5,671 60 $3,691 25 

Out of town tuitions 1,692 01 2,486 15 2,670 15 2.775 28 



Total $7,903 70 $8,367 80 $8,341 75 $6,466 53 

Expended from appropria- 
tion $42,999 13 $44,863 47 $44,534 21 $44,845 92 

Net cost to town **$35,095 43 $36,495 67 $36,192 46 $38,379 39 

Appropriations $43,000 00 $45,000 00 $45,000 00 $45,000 00 

Special appropriation 

3.500 00 



$48,500 00 
*Acton did not participate in distribution of Massachusetts School Fund, Part 

II, of 1928 awarded in 1929. 

**Boxboro Tuition from September to December. 1932. in the amount of 

$979.02 has not been paid. When this is paid the net cost to the town in 1932 

will be $34.1 16.41. 



ESTIMATES FOR THE SUPPORT OF SCHOOLS 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1933 

Salaries and other expenses of Superintendent's Office $2,2 00 00 

Salaries of Teachers and Supervisors 27.000 00 

Textbooks 500 00 

Supplies 7 50 00 

Operating Expenses (Fuel, Janitors, etc.) 5,900 00 

Repairs 1,000 00 

Auxiliary Agencies (Health, Transportation) 4, 280 00 

Miscellaneous Expenses 1,370 00 



$43,000 00 



SUMMARY OF EXPENSES FOR SUPPORT FOR YEAR 
ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1932 



f 





General Control 










Salary and other expenses of Superintendent 




$2,706 


45 




Expenses of Instruction 








Salaries of Teachers 


and Supervisors: 










Elementary 




$14,127 


30 






High School 




10,200 


00 






Principal of High School 


1,145 


83 






Supervisors 




907 


80 


26,380 


93 








High School Textbooks 


$285 


81 






Elementary Textboo 


ks 


450 


71 






High School Stationery and Supplies 


400 


84 






Elementary Stationei 


ry and Supplies 
Instruction 


417 


13 


1,554 


49 






- 


Total Expenses of 


$27,935 


42 




Expenses of Operaticn 








High School: 












Wages of Janitor 




$1,300 00 






Fuel 




622 


84 






Miscellaneous 




674 


36 


- <fe2 597 


20 


Elementary: 


South West 


Center 


~ tpz>, jy 1 


Wages of Janitor 


$722 00 $684 


00 $624 


00 


$2,030 


00 


Fuel 


513 70 336 


05 308 


51 


1,158 


26 


Miscellaneous 


75 24 53 


20 59 


91 


188 


35 



$1,310 94 $1,073 25 $992 42 $3,376 61 

Total High and Elementary Operating Expense $5,973 81 

Maintenance and Repairs 

High School $ 540 56 

South West Center 

Elementary $155 29 $62 23 $866 52 1,084 04 



Total Maintenance and Repairs $1,624 60 

7 



Auxiliary Agencies 



Health 

Transportation 

Library 

New Equipment 

Tuition 

Miscellaneous 



Total Expended 
Unexpended Balance 



$214 


85 




4,000 


00 




65 


73 




172 


45 




216 


12 




89 


70 






^^4 Vift 


85 








$42,999 


13 
87 




$43,000 


00 



PAID FOR SUPPORT FOR YEAR ENDING 
DECEMBER 31, 1932 

General Control 



Superintendent, Salary 

Secretary 

Travel Expenses 



$2,000 04 

5 72 76 

15 00 



Office Expenses: 

N. E. Tel. and Tel. Company $50 06 

J. L. Hammett Company, envelopes 1 73 

Wright & Potter Printing Co., office paper 4 16 

Murphy & Snyder, warrants 7 00 

School Service Company, office record cards 6 37 

Hobart Cabinet Company, file cabinet 9 50 

D. C. Heath & Company, office book 1 71 

Post Office, South Acton, stamped envelopes 38 1 2 



Total general control 

i 

Elxpenses of Instruction 

Supervisor's Salary, Music $400 00 

Supervisor's Salary, Drawing 280 00 

Supervisor's Salary, Manual Training 227 80 



Principal's Salary, High School 
High School Teachers' Salaries: 

Henrv Hopkinson 

Walter Holt 

Robert Dolan 

Elsie Bixby 

Margaret Boornazian 



$2,000 00 
1,800 00 
1,400 00 
1,700 00 
1.500 00 



$2,587 80 



$1 18 65 
$2,706 45 



$907 80 
$1,145 83 



I 



Barbara Douglass 
Edith Ames, part 

Elementary School Teachers' Salaries: 

Marion Towne 
Mary Stolte 
Marjorie Jones, part 
Edith Ames, part 
Ella Miller 
Ruth Brennan 
Gertrude Puhakka 
Julia McCarthy 
Jessie Kinnevan 
Florence Merriam 
Harriet Suchovsky 
Elise Dickerman 
Madeline Allard 

High School Textbooks: 

D. C. Heath & Company 

Henry Holt & Company 

John C. Winston Company 

The Macmillan Company 

Allyn and Bacon 

Benj. H. Sanborn & Company 

Iroquois Publishing Company 

Oliver Ditson Company 

South-Western Publishing Company 

Ginn & Company 

Edward E. Babb & Company, Inc. 

American Book Company 

Gregg Publishing Company 

Chamber of Commerce of United States 



Elementary Textbooks: 

Beckley-Cardy Company 
Charles Scribner's Sons 
D. C. Heath & Company 
Silver Burdett & Company 
World Book Company 
South-Western Publishing Co. 
R. H. Hinkley & Company 
Milton Bradley Company 
The Macmillan Company 
Dura Binding Company 
Scott Foresman & Company 
Webster Publishing Company 



1,100 


00 


700 


00 




<fe|0 200 00 


$1,350 


00 


1,000 


00 


477 


30 


700 


00 


1,400 


00 


1,000 


00 


900 


00 


1,400 


00 


1,100 


00 


1,250 


00 


1,300 


00 


1,200 


00 


1,050 


00 




<t;l 4 1 ?7 ^n 


$44 


22 


14 


96 


17 


43 


27 


71 


11 


04 


8 


33 


6 


56 


6 


05 


6 


15 


77 


32 


36 


68 


14 


83 


11 


53 


.s 3 


00 




'fe^ft'i ftl 


$6 


<4>ZiO J O 1 

12 


20 


88 


28 


02 


69 


43 


79 


07 


6 


46 


6 


50 


4 


71 


65 


05 


63 


15 


67 


66 



2 45 



The Baker & Taylor Company 
Ginn & Company 
American Book Company 
Charles E. Merrill Company 
Bobbs Merrill Company 



High School Stationery and Supplies: 

Boston Music Company, music 
Doubleday Doran Company, Le Petit _ 
Edward E. Babb & Company, inkwell 

tops, etc. 
Charles Scribner's Sons, Denney Prac- 
tice Unit 
John C Winston Company, practice sets 
Central Scientific Company, lab. supplies 
Cambosco Scientific Company, lab. supplies 
George E. Cram, map 
Office Appliance Company, stencils 
Kenney Bros. & Wolkins, pencils 
Sears, Roebuck & Company 
Laidlaw Brothers, music 
J. L. Hammett Company, paper, supplies 
Woodstock Typewriter Company, ribbons 
Yawman & Erbe, Junior Business supplies 
Murphy & Snyder, lab. paper 
Eastman Kodak Company, camera supplies 
National Map Company, map 
Underwood Elliott Fisher Company, ribbons 
M. E. Taylor & Company 



3 


90 


6 


88 


13 


76 


3 


47 


3 


20 


$6 


60 


ournal 1 


00 



29 07 

3 96 
29 28 
29 39 

3 

8 



23 

10 63 
14 33 



20 
01 



212 50 



90 
21 



12 50 



18 
90 
00 
52 



$450 71 



$400 84 



Elementary Stationery and Supplies: 

Webber Lumber & Supply Company, 

Manual Training wood 
Edward E. Babb & Co., Inc., books, 

paper, supplies 
World Book Company, primary tests 
Kenney Bros. & Wolkins, pencils 
Palmer & Parker, wood for Manual 

Training 
J. L. Hammett Company, notebooks, 

supplies 
Louisa N. Wood, blankets 
Wilbur D, Gilpatric, draw^ing supplies 
Milton Bradley Company 
Henry Holt & Company, Hartford 

Reading Lists 



$5 88 



90 


13 


4 


83 


44 


10 


22 


50 


84 


92 


3 


50 


125 


49 


34 


43 


1 


35 



$417 13 



10 



High School Operating Elxpenses 

Daniel MacDougall, Janitor $1,300 

A. W. Davis Company, coal, glass, etc. 672 

Leavitt Farm, wood 6 

Dallman Company, mops, dusters, jani- 
tor's supplies 23 
Fuelite Natural Gas Company 84 
John Evans, janitor work 4 
Finney & Hoit, cord 4 
Kenney Bros. & Wolkins, Inc., basket, 

door handle 23 

West Disinfecting Company, paper towels 72 

Cooper Radio Electric Company, tungar bulbs 1 3 
Masury- Young, dust pans, oil 59 

Edison Electric Illuminating Company 207 

Strong & Tracy 1 

Commissioner of Public Safety, boiler inspection 5 
West & South Water Supply 38 

South Acton Coal & Lumber Company 1 

Chelmsford Ginger Ale, distilled water 1 

Burditt & Williams, brass striker 3 

J. L. Hammett Company, brushes, mop wringers 1 
The Holmerden Company, tacola 28 

C. B. Dolge, tink, deodoroma 28 



00 
05 
00 

80 
00 
00 
70 

35 
60 
00 
80 
42 
03 
00 
57 
01 
00 
95 
58 
25 
09 



Janitor 
Fuel 



Elementary Operating Expense 

South West Center 

$722 00 $684 00 $624 00 

513 70 336 05 308 51 



$2,597 20 



2,030 00 
1,158 26 



$1,235 70 $1,020 05 $ 932 51 $3,188 26 



Miscellaneous 



South West Center 



Edison Elec. 111. Co. 
William B. Holt, coal hod 
J. S. Moore, step-ladder 
Masury-Young, dust pans 
West & South Water Supply 
South Acton Coal & Lumber 
L. C. Hastings, supplies 
George H. Reed, broom 
John Evans, taking off 

storm door 
West Disinfecting Co., soap 



$32 10 $2 



2 
12 

1 
13 



50 
50 
96 
85 
36 



2 
15 



11 29 11 



90 
65 

00 
17 



80 

25 

27 



$22 95 



2 
23 



00 
53 



11 27 



$75 56 $53 04 $59 75 



Total Miscellaneous 

Total Elementary Operating Expense 



$188 35 
$3,376 61 



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High School Maintenance and Repsurs 

Frank L. Weaver & Sons, repair roof $80 95 
Chamberlin Metal Weather Strip Company, 

weather stripping 150 OQ 
New England Flag Pole & Rigging Company, 

flag pole 89 00 

Christian Jensen, masonry 14 50* 

Benjamin H. Sawyer 14 40 

B. A. King, electrical work 86 18 
Albert E. Sims 33 48 
J. F. Chapin Company, tuning piano 6 
Larkin Lumber Company, repair wood 5 
Barnes & Jones, service heating system 22 95 
L. T. Fullonton, setting gleiss 1 60 
Massachusetts Reformatory, material to repair 

chairs 8 70 

C. A. Milbery, repair switch 1 25 
R. M. Prentiss, electrical work f I 00 
E. R. Sanborn, coal bin door 6 40 



00 

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$540 56 



Elementary Maintenance and Repairs 





South 


West 


Center 


Albert E. Sims $ 


9 63 








O. D. Wood 








$ 35 50 


Benjamin H. Sawyer 


77 90 








E. Z. Stanley, firepot 










and repairs 








109 21 


South Acton Coal & 










Lumber Co. 


48 31 


1 1 


99 


36 14 


J. T. McNiff 




3 


25 




James N. Berry 




44 


49 




Frank Fiske, shingling 








383 83 


B. A. King 


6 45 








Samuel Knowlton, 










painting 








59 25 


L. T. Fullonton & Co. 








149 50 


Christian Jensen 








15 00 


Ralph Jones 


12 00 








A. H. Perkins 








28 35 


George A. Braman, 










repair bells 








1 00 


J. W. Livermore 








5 00 


E. R. Sanborn 




1 


50 




Claire A. Milbery, clock 


1 00 








Albert E. Sims 








43 74 



$155 29 $ 62 23 $866 52 $1,084 04 



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Health 

Dr. Ernest Mayell, examinations in high and 

elementary schools $200 00 

Scales 14 85 



$214 85 



Transportation 



A. W. Davis 



$4 000 00 



Library 

John C. Winston Company $ 3 33 

The Literary Digest 12 90 

R. H. Hinkley Co., Douhleday Encyclopedia 49 50 



$65 73 



New Equipment 

Beckley-Cardy Company, shades $ 1 2 45 

Remington Rand, Inc. typewriters 160 00 



$172 45 



Tuition 



City of Lowell 
City of Worcester 



$210 
5 



92 
20 



$216 12 



Miscellaneous Expense 

E. F. Conant, School Census 

C. C, Cullinane, express 

John F. Hough, express 

Acton Drug Company, cotton 

Murphy & Snyder, programs 

Vannah Lithograph Company, diplomas 

Kenney Bros. & Wolkins, Inc. express 

Ralph Jones 

E. Z. Stanley, express 



Total expended during fiscal year 



$30 00 



5 


60 






1 


50 
50 






3 


50 






39 


40 






1 


70 






5 


00 






2 


50 










$89 


70 




- 




$42,999 


13 



13 



Report of School Superintendent 



To the School Committee and Voters of Acton: 

I, herewith, submit my third annual report as Superintendent o£ 
Schools and Principal of the High School. 

The number enrolled in our schools this year is 510. This in- 
cludes about 1 post graduates who came back in September and 
who, up to the present time, have conducted themselves in such a 
way that it has been a pleasure to have them back again. The ex- 
pense of their instruction is not noticeable. However, should the 
number increase materially, there w^ould be need of another teacher. 

The 510 pupils in school are distributed as follows: 

Grade I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII P.G, 

Center 9 7 12 17 12 10 

South 18 16 14 16 20 16 

West 10 18 15 II 17 II 

High School 61 43 47 34 37 28 10 

The total number of pupils for whom the town furnishes trans- 
portation is 107. Of these 37 are in the vicinity of South Acton 
and 70 in the vicinity of Acton Center. 40 go to high school. The 
others are carried to the grade school buildings. 

According to information gleaned from town reports and from 
reports of the State Department for the last seven ^^ears it has cost 
considerable less to educate each child in school in Acton during the 
past year than at any time before since the high school has been 
in operation, with the exception of the year 1928 when there was 
a difference of only one cent per pupil per day. 

The high cost of 1929 was due to the fact that that year the Town 
received no school return under Part 11, and the high cost of 1930 
was due, of course, to the $3,500 special appropriation for the High 
School playground, which, in fact, has never been completed. Part 
11 of the School Returns, mentioned above, refers to the apportion- 
ment to tow^ns of the income from the Massachusetts School Fund, 
reckoned upon the proportionate amount paid by a tow^n of every 
thousand dollars of state tax established by the preceding valuation. 

You will see that the net cost to the town for educating one child 
one day in the schools of Acton for the past school year was thirty- 
seven cents. TTiat sum includes, of course, all transportation, heat- 
ing, instruction, etc., and is about as low as it is possible to go and 
have efficient instruction. It is cheaper than one could hire a gov- 
erness for his children if he were to not send them to school at all, 
or if he were sending his children to a community center for being 
taken care of with no instruction whatever. Of course we all are 
interested in doing the best thing for the children at the lowest pos- 
sible expense, but there is a figure below which it is dangerous to go. 
In the long run one gets what he pays for, whether it is a pair of 
shoes or a job of educating children. 

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When we commence to compute the cost of persons and their 
value we have commenced a difficult task. What is the value of a 
boy or girl, ten dollars, fifty, a thousand, forty-five thousand? Well, 
some are worth much less than others, no doubt. And it seems that 
the more you spend on some the more worthless they are. But if 
from the many who come to us for their education and go away hav- 
ing received the foundation of education from us, a few make their 
mark in the world and make it honestly, and most of the others 
become good citizens, the cost has been repaid, if not in money then 
in good works. 

The cost of operating the schools, of course, is by far the largest 
item in the town budget, representing about forty per cent of the 
whole, and the cost of instruction takes about 60-70% of the school 
appropriation. But what can be of more value to a school or to a 
town than a good teaching staff? It is through the teachers them- 
selves that the type of education above mentioned must come, not 
through text books or pencil and paper. 

Most of us can remember one or more teachers who have had a 
great influence in our whole lives. We may not have realized that 
they were having this influence while we were in school, but later 
in life we can often look back upon happenings of that time and 
know that they were a great determining factor in our period of 
greatest susceptibility. Teachers of this sort are worth more to a 
town than can be estimated in money, and if a tow^n is fortunate 
enough to have them in its employ it ought to afford to keep them. 

Our teaching staff returned this year one hundred per cent and 
that with no raises in salaries. The teachers seem to be enjoying 
their work this year, especially those w^ho were new last year and 
have become more accustomed to the school and the town. It is 
essential to have a contented teaching staff if not a satisfied one. 
A teacher ought to make herself a part of the tow^n where she teaches 
and the townspeople ought to try to make her stay in the tow^n a 
pleasant one. 

On account of the increased number of pupils it has been neces- 
sary to divide several classes into two divisions. This has been ac- 
complished in the Senior High School in English and United States 
History. The best teaching can be done with classes of from fifteen to 
twenty members. When they get larger, they become unwieldy, 
and so, much cannot be accomplished. In the smaller class more 
individual work can be done. In the Junior High School these 
classes, 7A and 7B, 8A and 8B, are more or less interchangeable, 
i.e., if a pupil is put in 7B and shows that he is able to do the work 
better than most of the others there he is given a trial in 7A. Like- 
wise if he falls far below in 7A he is put into the 7B division. Tlie 
same holds true to a great degree writh the eighth grade. This gives 
a greater opportunity for the slower pupil. 

And yet the crying need in our towrn is for a special class for the 
benefit of those w^ho will never be able to derive much benefit from 
our formal instruction, who need more manual training courses. 

16 



Some of these could, no doubt, become quite adept with their hands, 
but since we have few facilities for that sort of education, we are 
at a loss to know what to do with them. The Manual Training Course, 
once a week, cannot answer the purpose. 

This year we have not been able to carry out our program of 
physical training for all pupils in the Senior High School. It is, 
therefore, being given to only the Freshman and Sophomore classes 
twice a week. Lack of time on the part of teachers who can do this 
work has been the reason for this curtailment. Football drew about 
twenty-four from the Senior High School this year and basketball 
furnished recreation for about eighteen boys and the same number of 
girls. Practices for all these sports are held outside school time, 
as are the contests with other schools. 

It is quite a task to keep these sports going. They are paid for 
by dues which pupils who are members of the Acton High School 
Athletic Association pay and the returns of the magazine campaign 
w^hich the pupils have carried on each fall for the past four years. 
A great deal of our football equipment w^as bought second hand 
from some of the private schools in this vicinity at a great saving. 
TTie pupils in order to keep in good standing in the Association pay 
five cents a week. This gives them free admission to all athletic 
contests of the High School played at home and also entitles them 
to a free copy of the final issue of the high school magazine "The 
Torch", a printed magazine of about the same proportionate im- 
portance to high schools that the year book is to colleges. 

The Auditorium is being used this w^inter for the third season of 
basketball and physical training. There has no noticeable harm 
come to the room, more than would be expected to a similar room in 
any school building if it were not used for physical training. 

TTie athletic teams which Acton High has been able to put into 
contests against other high school teams, and the good competitive 
sport which so many find during the physical training periods dur- 
ing the winter have helped the spirit and the morale of the school 
more than can be estimated by one who is not in close touch with 
it every day. 

TTiere are not many unruly boys or girls in our schools at the 
present time. The Superintendent is doing all that he can to 
get the few that are troublesome to come to school and help teachers 
and other pupils to solve together whatever problems present them- 
selves for solution rather than continue to be problems themselves. 

Now and then it is necessary to call in the truant officer. On these 
occasions Mr. Foley has been the ideal truant officer, studying care- 
fully the case in hand, and making the culprit understand that he, 
as well as the school authorities, is his friend, holding open for him 
the door of opportunity which the school affords in education. 
Finally if the boy or girl will not see the thing that is best for him 
or her, stern measures must be taken. As much as we dislike to 
inflict punishment in some form or other it sometimes becomes neces- 
sary for a Superintendent of Schools to bring into effect whatever 

17 



penalties are at his command. In these cases he finds a good truant 
officer indispensable. I wish to publicly thank Mr. Foley for the 
cheerful assistance which he has given during the past year to the 
school management. 

On the whole I consider the year a successful one in spite of the 
fact that we have been operating with a budget $2000 less than it 
has been for the past three years and $1000 less than it had been 
for the five years previous to that and at the same time have in- 
creased our transportation expense because of the new busses 
bought. The result of prolonging this smaller budget cannot be 
gauged with accuracy. Not a little d'fference has been made by 
the lower prices of coal, paper, and other supplies. If prices start 
to rise during the next year we may find ourselves severely handi- 
capped. If some other parts of the school buildings give out suddenly 
and need repairs we shall be confronted with another difficulty. 

The Superintendent feels that he is a part of the town, that his 
best interests should be for the town and as long as he is here that 
he should do all in his power to give the town at least as good an 
educational system as it has had in the past at as low a cost as is 
consistent with good educational principles. 

I think all the teachers in the Acton Schools feel much the same 
way. 

In an emergency w^e expect to meet the requirements of good citi- 
zenship to as great a degree as our conscience and common sense 
tell us is right and reasonable. 

But the taxpayers and parents of Acton cannot expect to have a 
fifty-thousand dollar job of education for forty-thousand dollars. 
It is possible to do a forty-thousand dollar job of schooling in this 
tow^n. It is possible to go much lower than that even. But when 
too low^ a level is hit more harm is done in neglect to buildings, text- 
books, and in inferior teaching than can be recovered from in a 
great many years w^ith a great deal higher budget than it requires 
to run a moderately good and efficient educational system. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN F. HOUGH. Superintendent. 



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What the Graduates of 1932 are Doing 



Baker, Leota 
Bean, Forrest 
Bulette, Annie 
Byron, Walter 
Condon, William 
Coombs, George 
Costello, Eleanor 
Cunningham, Doris 
Davis, Dorothy 
Duggan, Mary 
Flerra, Pauline 
Gorton, Virginia 
Grala, Victoria 
Hagen, Robert 
Heath, Margaret 
Ineson, Louise 
Jones, Edna 
Laird, Marion 
Lawrence, Walter 
Massie, Alison 
Massie, William 
Morison, Eleanor 
Parks, Milton 
Reynolds, Lyle 
Sadler, Albert 
Soares, Mary 
Stevens, Woodbury 
Thompson, Roy 
Tompkins, Mary 
Tuttle, George 
Young, David 



At home 

Post Graduate 

Mother's Helper 

At home 

Post Graduate ^ 

Putnam's Farm 

At home 

Burdett College 

Fisher Business College 

At home 

Framingham Union Hospital 

At home 

Fitchburg State Teachers College 

Tufts College 

Post Graduate 

Post Graduate 

At home 

Post Graduate 

Post Graduate 

Concord Nursery School 

Curtiss Radio School 

Housekeeper 

E. M. Parks — Optometry 

At home 

Northeastern University 

Doctor Clark's Secretary 

Post Graduate 

B. U. Business Administration 

At home 

Post Graduate 

Burdett College 



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Acton High School 



COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

Monday, June 20, 1932 

Blanchard Hall 

Entrance of Seniors War March of the Priests 

* High School Orchestra 

Invocation 

The Reverend Russell May 

Salutatory Address 

Walter Byron 

Chorus: **Song of the Armorer" 

"A-Hunting We Will Go" 

Commencement Speaker i 

Miss Florence Tuttle I 

Orchestra Selection: "Barcarolle" from "Tales of Hoffman" 

Offenbach , 

Presentation of Awards 
Chorus: "Afterwards" 

Valedictory Address 

Victoria Grala 

Song 

Senior Class 

Presentation of Diplomas 

Finale March: "America's Finest" 

High School Orchestra 

Reception to Seniors 

Honor Pupils 

Victoria Grala Walter Byron 

Margaret Heath Roy Thompson 

Dorothy Davis 

Two pupils chosen for best rank in scholarship, loyalty, and 

achievement: 
Victoria Grala Roy Thompson 



20 



Report of Domestic Science Teacher 



Mr. John Hough, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

Dear Sir: 

There are thirteen pupils in the Eighth Grade Sewing Class. A 
discussion with them on their first lesson showed that they all had 
aprons, so we started their lessons on making slips, something they 
all needed. Next came pajamas, and in another month they will 
start on simple school dresses. It w^as felt their time should be spent 
on individual needs this year. 

I have four classes of Cooking, two in both the Seventh and Eighth 
Grades. All classes prepare food especially for the Cafeteria Lunch. 
Each pupil prepares a proportional amount of the cooking, then 
she has some special duty toward preparing the Cafeteria Table 
and cleaning in the Kitchen. The system of duties are so planned 
that a pupil receives a different share of the work each week. 

More responsibility is given to the Eighth Grade Pupils. 

The Cafeteria is self-supporting and has the following report to 
make: 

Cash on hand January 1, 1932 $ 16 76 

Total sales for fiscal year 1 ,443 65 

Cost of suppHes $1,424 70 

Athletic Association 1 5 00 

Cash on hand December 3 1 , 1932 20 71 



$1,460 41 $1,460 41 
Respectfully submitted, 

EDITH M. AMES. 



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21 



Report of Music Supervisor 



Mr. John Hough, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

Dear Mr. Hough: 

It gives me great pleasure to submit to you my first report as 
supervisor of music in the Public Schools of Acton. 

The regular schedule of theory and singing is being successfully 
carried out, a course in appreciation has been introduced also in the 
grade schools, and this course is being made more interesting by a 
series of beautiful pictures of the instruments of the orchestra. 

These pictures are placed where the children can see them while 
the records are being played on the phonograph. 

Two part singing is being developed in the grade schools and 
is progressing favorably. In the 7-8 grades, stress is being exerted 
on theory and sight reading, in both soprano and bass clefs. 

All this w^ork is being done in a very careful manner, in order 
that w^e may not destroy the love for singing. 

The High School chorus is doing very fine work. They have de- 
veloped an attitude tow^ard the music period w^hich is very gratify- 
ing and the vocal work of this chorus is of a very high order. The 
Glee Club is at work on a number of songs, and like the chorus has 
a very high morale. I have recently organized the orchestra, and the 
various instruments are now playing music from standardized copies. 

It is my purpose to instruct the players, not only in music, but also 
in the methods used in governing symphony orchestras. 

The Glee Club and Orchestra alternate with a rehearsal every 
two weeks. It is my desire to make the music periods of such a 
pleasant nature that the pupils will find them inspiring and healthful. 

In closing, may I take this opportunity to extend to the school 
committee, to Mr. Hough, the teachers and janitors, my sincere 
thanks for their support and co-operation in my work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LOUIS T. PHELPS, 

Supervisor of Music. 



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Report of School Physicizui 

Mr. John Hough, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

Dear Sir: 

I herewith submit my annual report as school physician. 

Physical examinations were completed in October. During the 
past year we have had some scarlet fever in West Acton and Acton 
Centre, but we w^ere able to isolate the cases early and had no con- 
tact cases in either school. Previous to and during the Christmas 
vacation there were a number of cases of measles in South Acton. 
Our greatest difficulty comes from cases not reported to the Board 
of Health. 

The general health of the school population has been very good. 
Details will be found in the nurse's report. 

Again I wish to thank the Superintendent, teachers and nurse for 
their valuable assistance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. A. MA YELL, M.D. 



Report of School Nurse 



Mr. John Hough, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

Dear Sir: 

1 herewith submit my annual report as school nurse. 

The Physical Examinations for the school year w^ere completed 
by the school physician early in the Fall, w^ith the following results: 

Total number of examinations: 5 1 8 

Defects found: 

Tonsils and Adenoids (diseased) 39 

Glands 150 

Poor Posture 1 29 

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Teeth (decayed and needing attention) 250 

Heart 20 

Report of school examinations during the school year by the 
school nurse as follows: 

Special examinations 1936 

First aid dressings 1 9 1 

Individual instruction 2 1 7 

Sanitary inspections 1 86 

Home visits 241 
Pupils excluded because of communicable diseases 78 

Pupils taken home ill 1 8 

May 4, 5, and 6, Pre-School Conferences were held in the grade 
schools. There were fourteen children examined. 

Schicking was done in the three grade schools in May. Forty 
children were schicked; of this number all but three were immune 
to diphtheria. These three together with twenty-eight new pupils 
were given three injections of Toxin-anti-Toxin, Six of this num- 
ber w^ere pre-school children entering school in September for the 
first time. 

One child was taken to the Middlesex Hospital for X-ray and 
examination. 

Six children have been taken to Waltham for eye examination and 
fitted to glasses. 

Three children w^ere sent to Bolton Summer Camp and all three 
benefited greatly by same. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LILLIAN E. FROST, R.N. 



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Report of Drawing Supervisor 



Mr. John Hough, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 
Dear Sir: 

Every child should be encouraged at school and at home, to ac- 
quire a growing knowledge of Art. This should be developed from 
the primary grades through the finishing years of school. 

All Art training and the simple work taught in the grades has a 
definite purpose and may be correlated w^ith the other school work. 
A knowledge of color harmony may be applied to clothes and home 
decoration. Figure drawing and an understanding of the law^s of 
perspective help us to explain an idea more clearly than a whole 
paragraph of descriptive w^ords. Long before w^riting w^as invented, 
primitive man made himself understood by picture w^riting. These 
same primitive pictures are the first grade child's expression of his 
idea. 

We acknow^ledge that Art has a definite place in culture, but it also 
has a definite place in industry. The automobile factories engage 
artists to direct the lines and color schemes of their cars. Furniture 
and household manufacturers feel a need for the trained artist to 
help the planning of their products. A world educated to appre- 
ciate the beautiful w^ill demand merchandise of artistic value. 

Ruskin says: All the greatest art the world has ever produced is 
fitted for a place and subordinated to a purpose. The best sculpture 
yet produced has been the decoration of the front of a temple: the 
best painting, the decoration of the walls of a room. Michael 
Angelo's greatest painting is on a ceiling in the Pope's private chapel. 
Leonardo da Vinci's greatest work is the decoration of a wall in a 
dining room for monks: while the Roman aqueducts, those marvel- 
ous creations of architecture, enriched by noble sculpture, w^ere 
merely troughs for carrying water. 

Respectfully submitted, 

PHYLLIS LEATHA DARCH. 



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4 Index 

Accountant - .» . . - 72 

Auditor ----- 110 

Appointments by Selectmen ... 4 

Assessors ..... 44 

Board of Health ----- 41 

Cemetery Commissioners - - - - 59 

Elizabeth White Fund - - - - 45 

Finance Committee - - - - 10 

Fire Department ----- 38 

Forest Warden . . - . - 39 

Goodnow Fund - - - - - 47 

Health Nurse ----- 41 

Inspector of Animals - - - - 45 

Inspector of Slaughtering - - - - 41 

Jury List ..... 6 

Librarian's Report - - - - 48 

Middlesex County Extension Service - - 46 

Old Age Assistance - - - - 13 

Police Department .... 33 

Presidential Election .... 20 

Public Welfare ----- 13 

Selectmen's Report - - - - 12 

Superintendent of Streets - - - - 40 

Tax Collector - .... 42 

Town Clerk ..... 22 

Births ..... 24 

Deaths ..... 28 

Dog Licenses ----- 30 

Marriages . .... 26 

Non-Resident Burials - - - - 29 

Town Meetings ----- 14 

Annual Meeting - - - - 14 

Special Town Meeting April 20, 1932 - - 18 

Special Town Meeting July 18, 1932 - - 19 



Town Officers . . . . . 3 

Town Warrant . . - - - 7 

Treasurer - - -^ - - 100 

Cemetery Funds . - - . 102 

Elizabeth White Fund ; - - 104 

Firemen's Relief Fund - - - 108 

Luke Blanchard Cemetery Fund - - 107 

Nineteenth of April Fund - - - 107 

Susan Noyes Hosmer Cemetery Fund - 105 

Wilde Library Fund - - - - 108 



SCHOOL REPORT 



Commencement Program - - - - 20 

Comparison of Cost . . . . 5 

Domestic Science - - - - 21 

Estimates for 1933 . . . _ 6 

Legal Holidays ----- 2 

Organization ----- 2 

School Calendar - - - - - 2 

School Committee _ - . . 4 

School Nurse ----- 23 

School Physician - - - - 23 

Summary of Expenses . - _ - 7 

Superintendent ----- 14 

Supervisor of Drawing - - - - 25 

Supervisor of Music - - - - 22 

Teachers - - - - - 3 

What the Graduates are Doing - - - 19 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Several Official Boards 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ACTON 

MASSACHUSETTS ^ 

For the Year Ending December 31, 1933 I 




The Kennison Print 

Ayer, Mass. 

1934 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Several Official Boards 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ACTION 



MASSACHUSETTS 



For the Year Ending December 31, 1933 




The Kennison Print 

Ayer, Mass. 

1934 



Town Officers, 1933 



Wendell F. Davis 
Howard J. Billings 
Waldo E. Whitcomb 



Warren H. Jones 
Albert P. Durkee 
Henry L. Haynes 



Moderator 

Albert P. Durkee 

Setectmen 



Town Clerk 

Horace F. Tuttle 

Town Treasurer 

William Henry Soar 

Assessors 



Collector of Taxes 

Charles A. Durkee 



Term expires 1934 
Term expires 1935 
Term expires 1936 



Term expires 1934 
Term expires 1935 
Term expires 1936 



Tree Warden 

James J. Knight 

Board of Public Welfare (One Year) 

Howard J. Billings Wendell F. Davis 

Waldo E. Whitcomb 

Constables 

Michael Foley, Alan B. Frost, John T. McNiff, Charles A. Durkee 

Cemetery Commissioners 



Horace F. Tuttle 
Fred. W. Green 
Wendell F. Davis 

Louisa N. Wood 
Arthur M. Whitcomb 
Forrest E. Bean 
Louise M. Price 
Albertie M. Mead 
Randall N. Woodworth 



School Committee 



Term expires 1934 

Term expires 1935 

Term expires 1936 

Term expires 1934 

Term expires 1934 

Term expires 1935 

Term expires 1935 

Term expires 1936 

Term expires 1936 



Trustees of Memorial Library 

Horace F. Tuttle Term 

J. Sidney White Term 

Frank A. Merriam Term 



Board of Health 



George H. Tuttle 
Raymond F. Durkee 
Frank E. Tasker 



Term 
Term 
Term 



Trustees of the Elizabeth White Fund 

Charlotte Conant Term 

Warren H. Jones Term 

Waldo E, Whitcomb Term 

Trustees of the West Acton Fireman's Relief 

A. N. Hederstedt Term 

C. D. Cram Term 

H. Stuart MacGregor Term 

Trustees of Goodnow Fund 

Horace F. Tuttle Term 

Charles E. Smith Term 

Charlotte Conant Term 



expires 
expires 
expires 

expires 
expires 
expires 

expires 
expires 
expires 

Fund 

expires 
expires 
expires 

expires 
expires 
expires 



1934 
1935 
1936 

1934 
1935 
1936 

1934 
1935 
1936 

1934 
1935 
1936 

1934 
1935 
1936 



Murray Brown 
William T. Merriam 



APPOINTMENTS BY THE SELECTMEN 
Finance Conunittee 

Alfred W. Davis George A. Richardson 

William Rawitser Webster S. Blanchard 

Superintendent of Streets 

A. H. Perkins 

Town Accountant 

Howard L. Jones 

Registrars of Voters 



Edwin A. Phalen 
Clarence D. Chickering 
Daniel W. Sheehan, Jr. 



Term expires 1934 
Term expires 1935 
Term expires 1936 



Horace F. Tuttle, Ex-Oflficio 

Ejection Officers 

Precinct 1 
Warden — James W. Coughlin 
Deputy Warden — George A. Murphy 



Clerk — Arthur W. Wayne 
Deputy Clerk — Spencer H. Taylor 
Inspector — Arthur F. Davis 
Deputy Inspector — Willis H. Holden 
Inspector — Leo F. McCarthy 
Deputy Inspector — Harold Coughlin 

Precinct II 
Warden — Theron F. Newton 
Deputy Warden — Theron A. Lowden 
Clerk — John J. Manning 
Deputy Clerk — Thomas Murray 
Inspector — Lewis C. Hastings 
Deputy Inspector — Frank A. Merriam 
Inspector — Timothy Hennessey 
Deputy Inspector — James Brown 

Precinct III 

Warden — Bertram D. Hall 

Deputy Warden — Fred S. Whitcomb 

Clerk — David R. Kinsley 

Deputy Clerk — Frank McDonald 

Inspector — A. R. Beach 

Deputy Inspector — Harry Holt 

Inspector — James Kinsley 

Deputy Inspector — Guy P. Littlefield 

Fire Elngineers 

H. Stuart MacGregor, Chief 

Alan B. Frost, Capt. Precinct I David Clayton, Capt. Precinct II 

A. Hazelton Perkins, Capt. Precinct III 

Cattle Inspector 

Fred S. Whitcomb 

Forest Warden 

Alan B. Frost 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Ralph Litdefield 

Superintendent of Town Forests 

Charles A. Durkee 

Burial Agent 

Charles A. Durkee 



Bertram D. Hall 
Michael Foley 



John T. McNiff 



Surveyors of Wood and Lumber 

Charles E. Smith 

Field Drivers 

Alan B. Frost 

Superintendent of Moth Work 

James J. Knight 

Police Officers 

Michael Foley, Chief 
Alan B. Frost 



George H. Reed 
John T. McNiff 



C A. Durkee 



Jury List 



Edward S. Fobes 
Fred Billings 
Frank E. Parsons 
Simon Taylor 



Charles Miles 
Fred Sims 
Carl Flint 
Ralph T. Jones 



David R. Kinsley 
Bertram D. Hall 
Howard C. Tracy 
Eugene L. Hall 



Revised 1933 
Precinct I 

Spencer H. Taylor 
E. Faulkner Conant 
James W. Coughlin 
George S. Tucker 
George A. Richardson 

Precinct II 

James Brown 
Herbert Pratt 
Lewellyn T. Fullonton 
David Clayton 
Henry Cappelle 

Precinct III 

Allen Brooks Parker 
James A. Grimes 
John T McNiff 
Benjamin Coolidge 
Clarence D. Chickering 



Town Warrant 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
Middlesex ss. 




To either of the Constables of the Town of Acton, in said County, 
Greetings: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
hereby directed to notify the legal voters of said town of Acton, qual- 
ified to vote at town meetings for the transaction of town affairs, to 
meet in their respective precincts, to wit: 

Precinct 1 — Town Hall, Acton Center 
Precinct 2 — Universalist Church, South Acton 
Precinct 3 — Fire House, West Acton 

at 12 o'clock noon, on Monday, the fifth day of March, 1934, by 
posting a copy of this w^arrant, by you attested, at each of the places 
as directed by vote of the town, seven days at least before the fifth 
day of March. 

To bring in their votes on one ballot for the following town offi- 
cers: One moderator for one year, one town clerk for one year, one 
selectman for three years, one assessor for three years, three for 
department of public welfare for one year, one treasurer for one 
year, one collector of taxes for one year, four constables for one 
year, tw^o for school committee for three years, one for board of 
health for three years, one cemetery commissioner for three years, 
one trustee Memorial Library for three years, one tree w^arden for 
one year. 

The polls will be open at I 2 o'clock noon, and close at 8 o'clock 
P. M. 



You are further requested in the name of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts to notify the legal voters of said town of Acton, as 
aforesaid, to meet at the Town Hall, in said Acton, on Monday, the 
twelfth day of March, at seven o'clock in the evening, then and 
there to act on the following articles: 

Article 1 . To choose all necessary town officers and committees, 
and fix salaries of all town officers. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to accept the several re- 
ports of the town officers. 

Article 3. To hear and act upon the reports of any committees 
chosen at any previous meeting that have not already reported. 

Article 4. To see what sum of money the town will appropri- 
ate to defray the necessary and usual expenses of the several depart- 
ments of the town and determine how the same shall be raised. 

Article 5. To see what sum of money the town will raise for the 
observance of Memorial Day. 

Article 6. To see w^hat action the town will take in regard to 
the collection of taxes. 

Article 7. To see w^hat sum of money the town will raise and 
appropriate for the maintenance of the fire department, or vote any- 
thing thereon. 

Article 8. To see if the town will pay for fighting brush fires, 
and fix price thereon. 

Article 9. To see what action the town will take toward the sup- 
pression of the brown-tail and gypsy moth. 

Article 1 0. To see if the town w^ill appropriate a sum of money 
to insure the employees of the town or act anything thereon. 

Article 1 1 . To see what amount of money the town will appro- 
priate for the payment of premiums on the treasurer's and collector's 
bonds, or act anything thereon. 

Article 12. To see if the town will authorize the treasurer, with 
approval of the selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in 
anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 
1, 1934, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one 
year, any debt or debts incurred under this vote to be paid from the 
revenue of said financial year. 

Article 1 3. To see if the tow^n will vote to employ a public 
health nurse, and appropriate a sum of money for the maintenance 
of same. 

Article 1 4. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of $2500.00 for the reconstruction of Pope Road from State High- 
way, East Acton to the Carlisle line provided at least a like sum is 
allotted to the town by the State Department of Public Works and 

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at least a similar sum by the County of Middlesex or act anything 
thereon. 

Article 15. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money 
as an annuity to the widow of Frank W. Hoit, who died from in- 
juries received w^hile in the performance of his duty as a member of 
the fire department of the town, in accordance with the provisions 
of General Laws, chapter 32, section 89, as amended by the Acts of 
1933, chapter 340, the same to be paid if and when all members of 
the board provided for by said statute shafl certify to the town treas- 
urer that the death was the direct result of said injur5^; the amount of 
said annuity to be determined from time to time within the limits 
imposed b^ said statute by the Board of Selectmen. To do or act 
thereon. - - ' 

Article 1 6. To see if the town will vote to accept the layout as 
made by the Selectmen of a street in South Acton leading north- 
westerly from Main Street toward the Marlboro branch Railroad 
tracks. (Sylvia Street so-called. J ^ cj-:. , 

Article 1 7. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum suffi- 
cient to pay the County of Middlesex, as required by law, the town's 
share of the net cost of the care, maintenance, and repair of the 
Middlesex County Tuberculosis Hospital, and for the town's share 
of the expense under the provisions of Chapter 331 of the Acts of 
1933, which provides for the settlement of certain claims of the 
Commonwealth against the Middlesex County Tuberculosis Hospital 
District, including interest or discount on temporary notes issued 
therefor, as assessed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 
1 1 1 of the General Laws, and Acts in amendment thereof, and in 
addition thereto, or take any action in relation thereto. 

Article 1 8. To see what amount of money the town w^ill raise 
for insurance on the High School Building. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof seven days at least before the time of said meeting 
as directed by vote of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant with your do- 
ings thereon to the town clerk at or before the time of meeting as 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands at Acton this fifth day of February, 1934. 

WENDELL F. DAVIS, 
HOWARD J. BILLINGS, 
WALDO E. WHITCOMB, 

Selectmen of Acton. 

A true copy. Attest: MICHAEL FOLEY, Constable of Acton. 

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State Audit 



State House, Boston, 

January 22, 1934 

To the Board of Selectmen 

Mr. Wendell F. Davis, Chairman 
Acton, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the books and ac- 
counts of the treasurer of the town of Acton for the period from 
April 1 to November 20, 1933, and of the other tow^n departments 
for the period from January 1, 1931, to November 20, 1933, made 
in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44 of the General Laws. 
This is in the form of a report made to me by Mr. Edward H. Fenton, 
Chief Accountant of this Division. 

Very truly yours, 

THEODORE N. WADDELL, 

Director of Accounts 



Mr. Theodore N. Waddell 
Director of Accounts 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 
State House, Boston 

Sir: 

As directed by you, 1 have made an audit of the books and ac- 
counts of the treasurer of the town of Acton for the period from 
April 1 , 1933, the date of the previous audit, to November 20, 1933, 
and of the other town departments for the period from January 1 , 
1931, to November 20, 1933, the following report being submitted 
thereon: 

TTie financial transactions of the town as recorded on the books of 
the several departments receiving or disbursing money for the town 
or committing bills for collection were examined and checked with 
the books of the treasurer. 

As no entries had been made in the journal or ledger of the town 
accountant for 1933, it was necessary to compile ledger accounts for 
the period audited in 1933. The accounts, as kept for 1932, were 
analyzed and checked. In order that information concerning the 

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financial affairs of the town may at all times be available for use of 
the officials and other taxpayers, it is highly essential that the ac- 
countant keep his books written up to date at all times. 

The receipts as recorded by the accountant were checked with 
the financial records of the several departments making payments to 
the treasurer and with the treasurer's cash book, w^hile the payments 
as recorded were compared with the treasurer's cash book and with 
the treasury warrants. 

The appropriation accounts were examined and checked with the 
appropriations, transfers, and loans voted by the town as shown by 
the town clerk's records. 

A balance sheet show^ing the financial condition of the tow^n as of 
November 20, 1933, was prepared and is appended to this report. 

Hiis balance sheet discloses overdrafts in several departments 
aggregating $2,42 1 . 78. In this connection the attention of the select- 
men is directed to Sections 31 and 62, Chapter 44, General Laws, 
which read as follows: 

Sec. 31 — No department of any city or town, except Boston, shall 
incur liability in excess of the appropriation made for the use 
of such department, except in cases of extreme emergency in- 
volving the health or safety of persons or property, and then 
only by a vote in a city of tw^o thirds of the members of the city 
council, and in a town by a vote of two thirds of the selectmen. 

Sec. 62 — Any city, tow^n or district officer v/ho knowingly vio- 
lates, or authorizes or directs any official or employee to violate, 
any provision of this chapter, or any other provision of general 
laws relating to the incurring of liability or expenditure of pub- 
lic funds on account of any city, town or district, or any pro- 
vision of special law relating to the incurring of liability or ex- 
penditure of public funds as aforesaid, shall, except as other- 
w^ise provided, be punished by a fine of not more than one thou- 
sand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or 
both; and the mayor, selectmen, prudential committee, or com- 
missioners, shall, and five taxpayers may, report such violation 
to the district attorney who shall investigate and prosecute the 
same. 

The payments of debt and interest were checked with the amounts 
falling due and were found to be correct. 

The books and accounts of the town treasurer w^ere examined and 
checked. The footings of the cash book were proved, the reported 
receipts were analyzed and compared with the records of the various 
departments paying money into the treasury, while the payments 
were compared with the selectmen's warrants authorizing the treas- 
urer to disburse town funds. 

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The cash balance as of NovemiDer 20, 1933, was verified by a 
reconciliation of the bank account vv^ith a statement furnished by the 
bank of deposit and by an actual count of the cash in the office. A 
schedule showing a reconciliation of the treasuj^er'c cash is appended 
to this report. 

The savings bank books and securities held as investments of the 
several trust funds in the custody of the town treasurer were exam- 
ined and listed. The income was proved and the receipts and dis- 
bursements were verified. The trust fund in the custody of trustees 
w^as also examined and checked, and the securities were listed. 

Schedules showing the financial transactions of the several trust 
funds were prepared and are appended to this report. 

The books and accounts of the tax collector w^ere examined and 
checked in detail. The commitments w^ere analyzed and proved, 
the abatements were checked to the assessors' record of abatements 
granted, the payments to the treasurer were compared with the treas- 
urer's cash book, and the outstanding accounts were listed and 
proved. 

The outstanding accounts were further verified by mailing notices 
to a number of persons whose names appeared on the books as ow^- 
ing money to the town and from the replies received, it appears that 
the outstanding accounts are correct, as listed. 

The clerical w^ork of the tax collector was found to be performed 
in an accurate and efficient manner. 

The books and records of the tow^n clerk were examined and 
checked in detail. The recorded receipts on account of sporting and 
dog licenses w^ere checked w^ith the license stubs, the payments to 
the State, county, and town were verified, and the cash on hand was 
proved by actual count. The town clerk's record of cemetery lots 
sold was examined and chec.ied in detail. 

The selectmen's records of licenses granted w^ere examined and 
checked, and the payments to the treasurer w^ere compared with the 
treasurer's cash book. 

The tax titles in the custody of the treasurer w^ere examined and 
listed and additions thereto were checked to the respective tax 
levies. 

The records of the public >Yelfare department w^ere examined. 
No complete record of bills w^hich are due the town from the State 
and other municipalities and which are sent out for collection is kept 
by the department. It is recommended that a complete record of all 
bills sent out be kept and that the collections therefrom be recorded, 
so that the outstanding accounts receivable may be determined at 
any time. 

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The financial records of the sealer of weights and measures and of 
the town nurse, as well as of the health, school, and library depart- 
ments w^ere examined and checked. It was noted that the sealer and 
the librarian make payments to the treasurer once each year. All 
monies collected for the town should be turned into the town treas- 
ury at least once each month. 

It w^as also noted that the librarian keeps no complete cash book 
record of collections and that disbursements are being made from 
receipts for library purposes, contrary to Section 53, Chapter 44, 
General Laws, which reads as follows: 

All moneys received by any town officer or department, ex- 
cept as otherwise provided by special acts and except fees pro- 
vided for by statute, shall be paid by such officer or depart- 
ment upon their receipt into the tow^n treasury. Any sums so 
paid into the treasury shall not later be used by such officer or 
department without a specific appropriation thereof, except 
that sums allotted to towns for highway purposes by the com- 
monwealth or a county, which shall be used only for the pur- 
poses specified by the officials making the allotment or to meet 
temporary loans issued in anticipation of such allotment as pro- 
vided in sections six or six A, shall be available therefor with- 
out any appropriation. 

The surety bonds of the treasurer, tax collector, and town clerk 
were examined and found to be in proper form. 

For the co-operation of the several town officials during the prog- 
ress of the audit, I wish, on behalf of my assistants and for myself, 
to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDW. H. FENTON, 

Chief Accountant. 



RECONCILIATION OF TREASURER'S CASH 

Balance April I, I 933, per previous 

audit $ 15,973 82 

Receipts April 1 to November 20, 1933 146,102 48 

$162,076 30 

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Payments April 1 to November 20, 

1933 $111,220 47 

Balance November 20, 1933: 

First National Bank, 

Ayer $22,183 81 

Cash and checks in 

office, verified 28,672 02 

$50,855 83 

.^^162,076 30 



First National Bank, Ayer 

Balance November 20, 1933, per statement $23,700 50 

Balance November 20, 1933, pei* 

checkbook $22,183 81 

Outstanding checks November 20, 1933, 

per list 1,516 69 

$23,700 50 



TAXES— 1930 

Outstanding January 1, 1931, per 

previous audit $31,941 54 

Interest collections: 

1931 $687 79 

1932 1,355 98 

$2,043 77 

Refunds 1931 16 30 

$34,001 61 

Payments to treasurer: 

1931 $17,622 48 

1932 14,483 07 

$32,105 55 

Abatements : 

1931 $16 30 

1932 1,339 52 

$1,355 82 

Transfer to tax titles 540 24 

$34,001 61 



TAXES— 1931 

Commitment per warrant $88, 147 43 

Additional commitment 356 00 

Collections nof committed 10 00 



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Interest collections: 

1931 $17 45 

lv32 644 00 



661 45 



Refunds 173 80 

$89,348 68 

Payments to treasurer: 

1931 $55,942 29 

1932 17,263 92 

$73,206 21 



Abatements: 

1931 $137 10 

1932 923 60 

$1,060 70 

Transfer to tax titles 581 92 

Outstanding December 3 1 , 1932 14,499 85 



$89,348 68 



Outstanding Januai-y 1, 1933 $14,499 85 

Interest collections January 1 to 

November 20, 1933 1.276 91 

Added to tax titles in error 02 

Overpa'ment to treasurer, to be adjusted 150 00 

$15,926 78 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to 

November 20, 1933 $13,965 74 
Abatements January 1 to November 

20, 1933 801 43 
Transfer to tax titles January 1 to 

November 20, 1933 902 20 

Outstanding November 20, 1933, per list 145 65 

Cash balance November 20. 1933 1 1 1 76 

$15,926 78 



TAXES— 1932 

Commitment per warrant $88,218 85 

Additional commitment 321 20 

Interest collections 36 77 

$88,5 76 82 

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Payments to treasurer 


$57,405 


42 




Abatements 


51 


81 




Added to tax titles 


588 


00 




Outstanding December 31, 1932 


30,531 


59 








4;ftft '^ 7A 


82 








Outstanding January 1, 1933 


$30,531 


59 




Interest collections January 1 to 








November 20, 1933 


448 


17 









$30,9 79 


76 


Payments to treasurer January 1 to 








November 20, 1933 


$12,821 


59 




Abatements January 1 to November 








20, 1933 


61 


36 




Added to tax titles January 1 to 








November 20, 1933 


963 


20 




Outstanding November 20, 1933, 








per list 


16,583 


16 




Cash balance November 20, 1933, 








verified 


550 


45 








<t30 Q7Q 


76 






*p j\j,y / y 


TAXES 


1933 






Commitment per warrant 


$91,292 


38 




Additional commitment 


21 


00 




Interest collection January 1 to 








November 20, 1933 


4 


97 




Refunds January 1 to November 








20, 1933 


11 


80 








$91,330 


15 


Payments to treasurer January 1 to 






j 


November 20, 1933 


$50,706 


69 




Abatements January 1 to November 








20, 1933 


120 


71 




Outstanding November 20, 1933, 








per list 


39,764 


73 


! 


Cash balance November 20, 1933, 






t 

> 


verified 


738 


02 








<l>91 3^0 


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MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES— 1930 

Outstanding January 1, 1931, per 

previous audit $2,729 76 

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Interest collections: 

1931 $103 46 

1932 36 62 

140 08 

Abatements after payment, refunded 1931 44 53 

$2,914 37 

Payments to treasurer: 

1931 $2,397 25 

1932 357 50 

$2,754 75 

Abatements: 

1931 128 27 

1932 31 35 

159 62 

$2,914 37 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES— 1931 
Commitments per warrant $8,835 40 

Refunds: 

1931 $194 60 

1932 12 14 

$206 74 



Interest collections: 

1931 $15 40 

1932 125 20 



$140 60 

$9,182 74 



Payments to treasurer: 

1931 $4,882 34 

1932 2,273 05 



Abatements: 

1931 $436 06 

1932 17 33 



$7,155 39 



453 39 



Outstanding December 3 1 , 1932 1,573 96 

$9,182 74 



17 



Outstanding January 1, 1933 
Interest collections January 1 to 
November 20, 1933 


$1,573 
144 


96 

93 


$1,718 

$1,718 
2 

$7,864 
$7,864 

$3,235 

$3,235 
3 


89 
8Q 


Payments to treasurer January 1 to 

November 20. 1933 
Abatements January 1 to November 

20. 1933 
Outstanding November 20, 1933, 

per list 
Cash balance November 20, 1933 


$1,277 

141 

275 
23 


86 

89 

89 
25 


MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES— 193 

Commitments per warrant $7,665 10 
Interest collections 24 83 
Refunds 174 67 


60 
60 


Payments to treasurer 

Abatements 

Outstanding December 3 1 . 1932 


$4,383 

309 

3,171 


61 
10 
89 


Outstanding January 1. 1933 
Interest collections January 1 to 

November 20. 1933 
Refunds January 1 to November 

20. 1933 
Overpayment to be refunded 


$3,171 

51 

10 
1 


89 

85 

33 
00 


07 


Payments to treasurer January 1 to 

November 20, 1933 
Abatements January 1 to November 

20, 1933 
Outstanding November 20, 1933, 

per list 
Cash balance November 20, 1933 


$798 
49 

2,168 

217 


81 

78 

74 
74 


07 


MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES— 193. 

Commitments per warrant $6,089 66 
Commitment in excess of warrant 55 85 





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Interest collections January 1 to 

November 20, 1933 6 07 

Refunds 78 81 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to 

November 20, 1933 
Abatements January 1 to November 

20, 1933 
Outstanding November 20, 1933, 

per list 
Cash balance November 20, 1933 



$2,859 


91 


299 


16 


2,973 


47 


97 


85 



$6,230 39 



$6,230 39 



RECONCILIATION OF TAX COLLECTOR'S CASH 

Cash balances November 20, 1933, per tables: 

Taxes : 

Levy of 1931 $111 76 

Levy of 1932 550 45 

Levy of 1933 738 02 

$1,400 23 



Motor vehicle excise taxes: 

Levy of 1931 $23 25 

Levy of 1932 217 74 

Levy of 1933 97 85 

338 84 

xess cash 16 67 



$1,755 74 



Overpayment to treasurer — taxes 1931 $150 00 

Cash balance November 20, 1933: 

The Concord National Bank $436 25 
Cash in office, verified 1 , 1 69 49 



1,605 74 



$1,755 74 



The Concord National Bank 

Balance November 20, 1 933, per statement $28,957 07 

Balance November 20, 1933, 

per check book $436 25 

Outstanding checks November 20, 1933, 

per list 28,520 82 

$28,957 07 



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SELECTMEN'S LICENSES AND PERMITS 



Licenses and permits issued 1 932 : 

Victualler 

Innholder 

Peddler [ 

Auto agent 

Auto dealer 

Garage 

Gasoline 

Oleomargarine 



Payments to treasurer, 1932 



$14 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


1 


00 


1 


00 


2 


00 


1 


00 


1 


00 



$26 00 

$26 00 



Licenses and permits issued January 1 to 
November 20. 1933: 

Victualler 

Innholder 

Peddler 

Auto dealer 

Garage 

Gasoline 

Beer 



$13 00 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



263 00 



$284 00 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to 

November 20, 1933 
Cash on hand November 20, 1933, 

verified 



$283 00 
1 00 



$284 00 



Licenses issued 1932: 



Males 
Females 



228 
41 



at 
at 



TOWN CLERK 
Dog Licenses 



$2.00 
5.00 



$456 00 
205 00 



$661 00 



Payments 1932: 

County treasurer 
Town treasurer 



$228 60 
378 60 



$607 20 



20 



Fees retained by town clerk 1932, 
269 at 20c 



53 80 



Licenses issued January 1 to November 20, 1933: 

Males and spayed 

females 221 at $2.00 $442 00 

Females 39 at 5.00 195 00 

Breeder's 1 at 25.00 25 00 



Payments to town treasurer January 1 to 

November 20, 1933 $597 80 

Fees retained by town clerk January 1 to 

November 20, 1933,261 at 20c 52 20 

Cash on hand November 20. 1 933. verified 1 2 00 



$661 00 



$662 00 



$662 00 



Hunting and Fishing Licenses 

Licenses issued January 1 to November 20, 1933: 

Resident citizens' hunting 63 at $2.00 $126 00 
Resident citizens' fishing 30 at 2.00 60 00 

Resident citizens' sporting 30 at 3.25 97 50 

Women and minors fishing 



12 at 1.25 



Non-resident citizen's 

fishing 
Duplicates 



at 

at 



5.25 
.50 



15 00 

5 25 

1 00 



Payments to Division of Fisheries and Game 

January 1 to November 20, 1933 $255 00 

Fees retained by town clerk January 1 to 

November 20, 1933, 1 36 at 25c 34 00 

Cash on hand November 20, 1933, verified 1 5 75 



$304 75 



$304 75 



DEPARTMENTAL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Outstanding January 1, 1932 
Charges 1932 



$543 
5,477 



75 
49 



$6,021 24 



21 



Payments to treasurer 1932 $4,130 41 

Outstanding December 3 1 , 1932 1,890 83 



$6,021 24 



Outstanding January 1,1933 $1.89083 

Charges January 1 to November 20, 1933 3,656 91 



$5,547 74 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to 

November 20. 1933 $2,415 76 

Outstanding November 20, 1933, per list: 

Health $100 00 

Public welfare 706 05 

Old age assistance 1,019 02 

State aid 628 00 

Schools 678 91 

3,131 98 



$5,547 74 



ELIZABETH WHITE CHARITY FUND 

Cash Savings Deposits Total 
On hand January 1, 1933, per 

previous audit $100 00 $27,201 44 $27,301 44 
On hand November 20, 1933 $26,894 60 $26,894 60 

Receipts Payments 

January 1 to November 20, 1933 

Withdrawn from sav- Relief $995 65 

ings deposits $306 84 

Income 588 81 

Cash balance Janu- 
ary 1, 1933 100 00 



$995 65 $995 65 



WILDE MEMORIAL LIBRARY FUND 

Savings Securities 

Cash Deposits Par Value Total 

On hand January I , 
1933. per previous 

audit $466 62 $12,506 30 $1,000 00 $13,972 92 

On hand November 

20, 1933 $13,138 86 $1,000 00 $14,138 86 

22 



Receipts Pajrments 

January 1 to November 20, 1933 

Income $22 1 99 Added to savings 

Bequests 300 00 deposits $632 56 

Cash balance, Jan- Transferred to town 356 05 

uary I, 1933 466 62 



$988 61 $988 61 



FIREMEN'S RELIEF FUND 

Savings Deposits Total 
On hand January 1 , 1 933, per previous audit $500 27 $500 27 
On hand November 20, 1933 $735 27 $735 27 

Receipts Payments 

January 1 to November 20, 1933 

Bequest $235 00 Added to savings de- 

posits $235 00 



APRIL 19TH CELEBRATION FUND 

Savings Deposits Total 

Onhand January 1, 1933, per previous audit $238 18 $238 18 

On hand November 20, 1933 $238 18 $238 18 



Receipts Payments 

January 1 to November 20, 1933 

No transactions recorded. 



CEMETERY PERPETUAL CARE FUNDS 

Savings Securities 

Cash Deposits Par Value Total 

On hand January 1 , 
1933, per previous 

audit $670 46 $36,939 74 $3,600 00 $41,210 20 
On hand Novem- 
ber 20. 1933 $37,642 72 $3,300 00 $40,942 72 

23 



Receipts Payments 

January 1 to November 20, 1933 

Withdrawn from sav- 
ings deposits $297 02 
Securities matured 300 00 

827 12 

700 00 



Income 
Bequests 
Cash balance 

January 1, 1933 



Added to savings 

deposits $1,000 00 

Transferred to cem- 
etery surplus 307 90 

Transferred to town 1,486 70 



670 46 
$2,794 60 



$2,794 60 



On hand January 1, 1933, per 

previous audit 
On hand November 20, 1933 



CEMETERY SURPLUS FUND 

Cash Savings Deposits 



Total 



$38 23$ 957 77 $ 996 00 
$1,320 65 $1,320 65 



Receipts Payments 

January 1 to November 20, 1933 



Transferred from cem- 
etery perpetual care 
funds $307 90 

Income 1 6 75 

Cash balance Janu- 
ary 1, 1933 38 23 



Added to savings 
deposits 



$362 88 



$362 88 



$362 88 



LUKE BLANCHARD CEMETERY FUND 

Savings Deposits Total 
Onhand January 1, 1933, per previous audit $1,406 72 $1,406 72 
On hand November 20, 1933 $1,406 72 $1,406 72 

Receipts Payments 

January 1 to November 20, 1 933 

No transactions recorded. 
SUSAN NO YES HOSMER CEMETERY FUND 

Savings Securities 

Deposits Par Value Total 

On hand January 1, 1933, per 

previous audit $72,380 20 $10,000 00 $82,380 20 

On hand November 20, 1933 $64, 153 30 $20,000 00 $84,153 30 



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Receipts 



Payments 



January 1 to November 20, 1933 



Securities matured $10,000 00 
Withdrawn from 

savings deposits 10,000 00 
Income 2,135 00 



$22,135 00 



Added to savings 
deposits 

Securities pur- 
chased 

Transferred to 
town 



$1,773 10 

20,000 00 

361 90 

$22,135 00 



CHARLOTTE L. GOODNOW FUND 
In Custody of Trustees 

Savings Deposits Total 
On hand January 1 , 1 932, per previous audit $3,433 30 $3,433 30 
On hand December 31, 1932 $3,448 53 $3,448 33 

On hand November 20, 1933 $3,448 53 $3,448 53 



Receipts 



Payments 



1932 



$141 73 



$141 73 



Added to savings 

deposits $15 23 

Evangelical Church 117 50 

Woodlawn cemetery 9 00 



$141 73 



January 1 to November 20, 1933 

$67 50 Evangelical Church 



$67 50 



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28 



REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE 



Your Committee on Finance respectfully submits the following 
recommendations for appropriations for the ensuing year. 

Roads, general maintenance $12,000 00 

Schools 41,500 00 

Street lighting 2,500 00 

Memorial Library, current expense 800 00 

Memorial Library, books 200 00 

Hydrant service 3,0 79 00 

General Government 5,500 00 

Buildings and Grounds 1,000 00 

Cemeteries 700 00 

Military Aid 200 00 

State Aid 600 00 

Soldiers' Relief 1,000 00 

Police Department 2,500 00 

Board of Health 1,000 00 

Public Welfare V? ^'"^'^ 5,000 00 

Old Age Assistance 4,000 00 
Snow removal 

Care of shade trees 500 00 

Unclassified 400 00 

Bonds, High School 4,000 00 

Interest on bonds 1,600 00 

Interest on revenue loans 2,000 00 

.Reserve Fund 1,500 00 

Memorial Day 250 00 

Fire Department, maintenance 2,500 00 

Fire Department, new hose 300 00 

Forest fires 500 00 

Gipsy Moth work 500 00 

Liability Insurance 600 00 

Treasurer's and Collector's bonds 225 00 

Public Health Nurse 2,200 00 

County Hospital Assessment 598 08 

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County Hospital Note 2,500 00 

Pope Road 2,500 00 

High School Insurance s?/U/u2_ ^^^ ^^ 

$103,152 08 



Finance Committee: 

Precinct 1 — Murray Brown, George A. Richardson. 
Precinct 2 — William Rawitser, William T. Merriam. 
Precinct 3 — Webster Blanchard, Alfred W. Davis. 



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Selectmens Report 



We submit, herewith, the reports of the various departments of 
the Town for the year ending December 31, 1933. The actions 
under the different articles voted at the last annual town meeting 
have been carried out. One of these w^as the construction of Pope 
Road, nearly a mile of which has been built this year at a cost of 
$7500.00. As the town's share of this was only $2500.00 the State 
and County contributing the balance of $5000.00, w^e feel that it 
was money wisely spent and was a great aid to helping out the un- 
employment situation. We recommend that the construction of this 
road be continued this year. 

It has been customary for the past few years to elect the Board of 
Selectmen as members of the Board of Public Welfare but the work 
of the Welfare Department, today involves the handling of consid- 
erable amounts of money and the supervision of all unemployment 
relief work, including C. W. A., as w^ell as Old Age Assistance. It is 
therefore, the feeling of the Board of Selectmen that it is for the best 
interest of the town to place the Welfare Department under the con- 
trol of a separate board. 

There is another matter which demands special mention in this 
report, that is the attitude of the Fire Department in co-operating 
with the Selectmen to make the expenditures of their department 
during the year come within the appropriation. This involved the 
necessity of cutting out the janitor service for a considerable length 
of time and also discontinuing the salaries of the firemen for the en- 
tire year. We w^ish to express our appreciation for the co-operation 
of the men in making it possible to run the department within the 
appropriation this year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WENDELL F. DAVIS, 
HOWARD J. BILLINGS, 
WALDO E. WHITCOMB, 

Selectmen of Acton. 



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Welfare Department 



During the year we have been called upon to help 44 families, in- 
volving a total of 1 1 9 persons. This assistance has in a large part 
been given in the form of work relief, particularly during the winter 
and early spring months, before the road w^ork w^as started. 

During the summer and fall we were able to take care of unem- 
ployment quite adequately w^ith the town road work and to clear the 
relief rolls of all who were able to work. 

The C. W. A. has taken care of the situation since December 1 , 
and at the present time we have the lowest winter welfare case load 
for a number of years. 

The Chairman of the Board of Public Welfare, was appointed 
Civil Works Administrator and the work of this department has made 
it necessary to employ considerable clerical help. In addition the 
chairman was fortunate in being able to secure the services of Mr. 
Murray Brow^n to carry on the w^ork at the state house incident to the 
filing of projects for C. W. A. 

The Board of Public Welfare also employed Mr. Brown to assist 
them during the early part of the year in the management of unem- 
ployment relief work. 

The distribution of food and coal by the Federal Government has 
been handled through the local Welfare Department, and has un- 
doubtedly helped in a great many homes. We expect this to con- 
tinue through the winter and early spring. 

It has been necessary to change our system of keeping the records 
of this department during the year, in order to meet the require- 
ments of the Federal Emergency Relief Commission. 

We believe the records are now^ adequate to furnish information 
for the many government reports which are now required. 

In the report of the Selectmen we have recommended that the 
Board of Public Welfare be handled by a Board not comprising the 
members of the Board of Selectmen. The present members of this 
board will, therefore, not be candidates for re-election to this office, 
but are ready to give the new Board such assistance as they may re- 
quire in taking over the business of this department. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HOWARD J. BILLINGS, 
WENDELL F. DAVIS, 
WALDO E. WHITCOMB, 
Board of Public Welfare. 

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Old Age Assistance Report 



At the beginning of 1933, there were ten Old Age Assistance 
cases. Two of these people passed away during the year and three 
new cases have been accepted. 

We enter 1934 with eleven persons receiving Old Age Assistance. 

HOWARD J. BILLINGS. 

O. A. A. Agent. 



33 



Town Meetings 



Proceedings of a Special Town Meeting held January 4, 1933 

Article 1 . To see if the town will vote to elect a committee to take 
action w^ith the Edison Electric Illuminating Company, in regard to 
a reduction of light rates, or act anything thereon. 

A motion that a committee be appointed to take action with the 
Public Service Commission did not prevail. 

Article 2. To see if the town w^ill rescind the vote passed at their 
meeting March 30, 1914, whereby they voted to accept the provi- 
sions of Section 364, Chapter 560, of the Acts of 1907 relative to 
the election of a highway surveyor, or act anything thereon. 

A motion to rescind the vote passed at the town meeting March 
30, 1914, whereby the town voted to accept the provisions of Sec- 
tion 364, Chapter 560, of the Acts of 1907 relative to the election 
of a highway surveyor did not prevail. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to hereafter elect a high- 
way surveyor by ballot, as provided for in Chapter 4 1 , Section 1 , of 
the General Laws of 1921. 

Voted to pass over the article. 

Article 4. To see if the town will vote to rescind the vote passed 
at their meeting March 2 7, 1911, whereby they accepted the provi- 
sions of Chapter 624, Acts of 1910, relative to the appointment of 
Town Accountant, or act anything thereon. 

No action taken under this article. While this article w^as under 
consideration a motion was made to adjourn without date. 

Voted: To adjourn without date. 

Article 5. To see if the town will vote to elect a town auditor as 
provided for in Chapter 4 1 , Section 1 , of the General Laws of 1921, 
or act anything thereon. 

No action taken. 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to sound a no school signal 
in all precincts on stormy days, when it is not advisable for students 
to attend school, or act anything thereon. 

No action taken. 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to rescind Article 1 , of Sec- 
tion 3, of the By-Laws of 1926, relative to the appointment of a 
Finance Committee, or act anything thereon. In the event the town 

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rescinds the former vote, this article shall be referred to the Attor- 
ney General for approval. 

No action taken. 



Abstract of the Proceedings of the Annual Town Meeting, 
March 13, 1933 

Article 1 . To choose all necessary town officers and committees 
and fix salaries of all town officers. 

Chose Waldo E. Whitcomb, Trustee of Elizabeth White Fund for 
three years. 

Chose H. Stuart MacGregor, Trustee of the West Acton Fireman's 
Relief Fund for three years. 

Chose Charlotte Conant, Trustee of the Goodnow Fund for three 
years. 

Voted: To fix the salary of the tax collector at three-quarters of 
one per cent of the amount collected and to allow an additional 
charge for expense of postage incurred in the collection of taxes. 

Voted: That the salary of the chairman of the selectmen be two 
hundred dollars per annum and the other members, one hundred 
dollars each per annum. 

Voted: TTiat the salary of the moderator be fifteen dollars for 
the annual meeting and ten dollars for other meetings. 

Voted: That the salary of the chairman of the board of public 
welfare be seventy-five dollars per annum and the other members 
forty dollars each per annum. 

Voted: That the salary of the town treasurer be five hundred dol- 
lars per annum. 

Voted: That the salary of the town accountant be four hundred 
dollars per annum. 

Voted: That the salary of the town clerk be two hundred dollars 
per annum. 

Voted: TTiat the salaries of the assessors be nine hundred dollars 
in the aggregate, per annum, to be apportioned as they may deter- 
mine the said sum to include any salary of a clerk. 

Voted: That the selectmen be instructed to fix the salaries of all 
other town officers. 

Article 2. To see if the tow^n will vote to accept the several 
reports of the town officers. 

Voted: To accept the reports of the several town officers. 

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Article 3. To hear and act upon the reports of any committee 
chosen at any previous meeting that have not already reported. 

No action was taken under this article. 

Article 4. To see what sum of money the town will appropriate 
to defray the necessary and usual expenses of the several depart- 
ments of the town and determine how the same shall be raised. 

Under this article and other articles in the warrant it was voted to 
appropriate and raise by taxation for: 

Roads, general maintenance 

Schools 

Street lighting 

Memorial Library, current expenses 

Memorial Library, books 

Hydrant service 

General Government 

Buildings and grounds 

Cemeteries , 

Military aid 

State aid . ' f 

Soldiers relief 

Police department , 

Board of health 

Public welfare 

Old age assistance 

Snow removal 

Care of shade trees n ^ t 

Unclassified 

Bonds (High School) 

Interest on bonds 

Interest on revenue loans 

Memorial day 

Fire department maintenance 

Fire department, new^ hose 

Forest fires 

Gypsy moth work 

Liabilit}^ insurance 

Treasurer's and collector's bonds 

Public health nurse 

County hospital assessment 

County hospital note 

Pope road 

High school wiring 

Public work for soldiers relief 

$103,641 48 



$12,000 


00 


40,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


800 


00 


200 


00 


3,054 


00 


5.000 


00 


800 


00 


700 


00 


200 


00 


600 


00 


600 


00 


2,300 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,500 


00 


4,000 


00 


3,200 


00 


300 


00 


400 


00 


4,000 


00 


1,800 


00 


2,000 


00 


250 


00 


2,500 


00 


300 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


600 


00 


250 


00 


2,200 


00 


587 


48 


2,500 


00 


2,500 


00 


1,100 


00 


1,400 


00 



Voted: To appropriate $1,500.00 from overlay surplus for a 
Reserve Fund. 



36 



Voted: To instruct the assessors to deduct from the amount re- 
quired to be assessed the current year, $5,000.00 on account of sur- 
plus revenue and the amount of all the estimated receipts of the 
town except from loans and taxes. 

Article 5. To see what sum of money the town will raise for the 
observance of Memorial Day. 

Voted: To raise and appropriate the sum of two hundred 
and fifty dollars to be expended under the direction of a com- 
mittee consisting of the commander of the Isaac Davis Post, G.A.R., 
the commander of the American Legion and the chairman of the 
selectmen. 

Article 6. To see what action the town will take in regard to 
the collection of taxes. 

Voted : That all taxes, other than poll, shall be payable not later 
than October 15, 1933 and on all taxes remaining unpaid after 
November 1, 1933 interest shall be charged according to law from 
October 15, 1933 until such taxes are paid. 

Article 7. To see what sum of money the town will raise and ap- 
propriate for the maintenance of the fire department or act anything 
thereon. 

Voted: To raise twenty-five hundred ($2500) dollars for the 
maintenance of the fire department and three hundred ($300) dol- 
lars for the purchase of new hose. 

Article 8. To see if the town will pay for fighting brush fires and 
fix the price thereon. 

Voted: To appropriate five hundred dollars for fighting brush 
fires and that the price per hour be fixed by the forest warden. 

Article 9. To see what action the town will take toward the sup- 
pression of the gypsy and brown tail moth. 

Voted: To raise and appropriate five hundred ($500) dollars. 

Article 1 0. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money 
to insure the employees of the town. 

Voted: To raise and appropriate six hundred ($600) dollars. 

Article 1 1 . To see what amount of money the town will appro- 
priate for the payment of premiums on the treasurer's and collec- 
tor's bonds or act anything thereon. 

Voted: To appropriate the sum of two hundred and fifty ($250) 
dollars. 

Article 12. To see if the tow^n will authorize the treasurer with 
the approval of the selectmen to borrow^ money from time to time 
in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning Janu- 

37 



ary 1, 1933, and to issue a note or notes therefor payable within 
one year any debt or debts incurred under this vote to be paid 
from the revenue of said financial year. 

Voted: That the town treasurer with the approval of the select- 
men be and is hereby authorized to borrow money from time to 
time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning 
January 1, 1933, and to issue a note or notes therefor payable with- 
in one year any debt or debts incurred under this vote to be paid 
from the revenue of said financial year. 

Article 1 3. To see if the town will vote to employ a public health 
nurse and appropriate a sum cf money for the maintenance of the 
same. 

Voted: To employ a public health nurse to be under the direction 
of the board of health. 

Voted: To appropriate twenty-two hundred ($2200) dollars for 
the salary and maintenance of said nurse. 

Article 1 4. To see if the tow^n will vote to appropriate by borrow- 
ing or otherwise a sum of money for the purchase of new fire appara- 
tus or act anything thereon. 

Voted: To pass over the article. 

Article 1 5. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of 
money for the installation of a fire whistle in V/est Acton or act any- 
thing thereon. 

Voted: To pass over the article. 

Article 1 6. To see if the town w^ll vote to accept a oet of by-laws 
for the Fire Department and make them a part of the Town by-laws. 

Voted: To postpone action under this article indefinitely. 

Article 1 7. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of $2500 for the reconstruction of Pope Road from State Highway, 
East Acton to the Carlisle line provided at least a like sum is allotted 
to the town by the State Departm.ent of Public Works and at least a 
similar sum by the County of Middlesex or act anything thereon. 

Voted: To appropriate the sum of $2500 for the reconstruction 
of Pope Road from State Highway, East Acton to the Carlisle line 
provided at least a like sum is allotted to the town b ' the State De- 
partment of Public Works and at least a similar sum by the County 
of Middlesex. 

Article 1 8. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money 
to rewire the High School building or act anything thereon. 

Voted: To appropriate the sum of eleven hundred ($1100) 
dollars to re-wire the High School building. 

38 



Article 19. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
sufficient to pay the County of Middlesex as required by law, the 
town's share of the net cost of care, maintenance, and repair of 
the Middlesex County Tuberculosis Hospital and for care and treat- 
ment of tubercular patients up to June 30, 1932, under Acts of 
1928, Chapter 385, as amended by Acts of 1931, Chapter 60, in- 
cluding interest and discount on temporary notes issued therefor, 
as assessed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 111 of 
General Laws and Acts in amendment thereof and in addition there- 
to or take aw^ay action in relation thereto. 

Voted: That the sum of $587.48, this being the town's share 
of the net cost of care, maintenance, and repair of the Middlesex 
County Tuberculosis Hospital, including interest on temporary notes 
issued therefor, and for the tow^n's share of the cost of care and 
treatment of tubercular patients up to June 30, 1932, under Acts 
of 1928, Chapter 385, as amended, including interest and expenses, 
be and the said sum hereby is appropriated. 

Article 20. To see if the town will vote to allow the Town Hall to 
be used for Basketball if the necessary precautions are taken to pro- 
tect the building, or act anything thereon. 

Voted: To authorize the selectmen to allow^ the use of the town 
hall, for playing basketball, on payment of the regular charge for 

rent. 

Art cle 2 1 . To see if the town will vote to accept for the use of the 
Welfare Department, a contribution from all the salaried employees 
of the tow^n. 

Voted: To accept, for the use of tlie welfare department, a con- 
tribution of ten per cent of their salaries, from all the salaried em- 
ployees of the town. 



Special Election 
June 13, 1933 

For the election of delegates to a Constitutional Convention called 
to ratify or reject the following amendment to the Constitution of the 
United States. 

Text of the Proposed Amendment 

"SECTION 1 . The eighteenth article of amendment to the Con- 
stitution of the United States is hereby repealed. 

"SEC. 2. TTie transportation or importation into any State, 

Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use 

therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is 
hereby prohibited. 

39 



"SEC. 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been 
ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the 

several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years 

from the date of tbe submission hereof to the States by the Con- 
gress." 

FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 

Delegates Opposed to Ratification (against repeal) 

Precinct 1 Precinct 2 Precinct 3 Total 

Clara M. Burns 42 19 69 130 

Fannie A. Sanderson 42 19 70 131 

Whitfield L. Tuck 42 18 69 129 

Delegates Favoring Ratification (for repeal) 

J. FrankFacey 68 120 124 312 

Judson Hannigan 68 120 125 313 

Elphege A. Phaneuf 69 120 123 312 



Question 

Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of wines 
and malt beverages? 



Yes 

No 



67 
50 



122 

24 



130 
77 



319 
151 



40 



Town Clerk's Report 





BIRTHS 


Whole number recorded 






Born in Acton 


12 


Native parentage 


Males 


19 


Foreign parentage 


Females 


21 


Mixed parentage 




MARRIAGES 



Whole number recorded 
Residents of Acton 



40 

31 

9 



20 



28 



Residents of other places 1 2 



Whole number recorded 



DEATHS 



Residents of Acton 36 Residents of other places 

Occurring in Acton 34 Occurring in other places 

Average age in years 63 plus 



38 

2 
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The town clerk requests information of any errors or omissions in 
the list of births, marriages and deaths. The town clerk hereby gives 
notice that he is prepared to furnish blanks for the return of births 
and deaths. 

HORACE F. TUTTLE. Town Clerk. 



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DEATHS REGISTERED IN 1933 





Date of 






-Age- 




No. 


Death 




Years 


Months 


Days 


1. 


Feb. 13 


Avery, Eunice Lillian 






20 


2. 


May 1 


Beatteay, Josephine A. W. 


81 


2 


2 


3. 


Jan. 1 


Bertwell, Edward Frank 


70 


5 


11 


4. 


July 1 3 


Carter, John Lyman 


77 


11 


4 


5. 


Nov. 14 


Clayton, Bertie E. 


63 


3 


15 


6. 


Aug. 17 


Cobb, Minnie S. 


62 


2 


26 


7. 


Dec. 30 


Conway, Ellen Theroy 


43 




5 


8. 


Feb. 18 


Dakin, Albertus Lovejoy 


54 




2 


9. 


July 8 


Feltus, Delia Miller 


80 


8 


8 


10. 


April 17 


Figueredo, Joseph Soares 


15 


9 


12 


11. 


Jan. 13 


Fletcher, Lester Newton 


74 


4 


20 


12. 


Dec. 19 


French, Charles H. 


74 


10 


3 


13. 


Oct. 31 


Glines, Elmina Augusta 


83 


3 


5 


14. 


Sept. 12 


Goward, Clarence Niles 


68 




— 


15. 


Nov. 19 


Greenwood, Almeda 


86 


9 


7 


16. 


Jan. 20 


Hatch, Harriet W. 


75 


11 


12 


17. 


Feb. 6 


Hoit, Frank Wallace 


63 




4 


18. 


March 3 


Holden, Ella Maria 


76 


6 


20 


19. 


July 13 


Hubbard, David 


76 


5 


— 


20. 


March 9 


Ineson, Samuel B. 


72 


7 


6 


21. 


Oct. 24 


Kizik, John 


16 


11 


19 


22. 


Sept. 19 


Kane, Walter Edward 


52 


7 


20 


23. 


Sept. 17 


Knowlton, Franklin Roscoe 


86 


6 


15 


24. 


June 19 


Littlefield, Burton CI; de 


31 


3 


4 


25. 


Sept. 11 


McLaughlin, Joseph E. 


68 






26. 


Dec. I 


Miller, Charles Isaac 


83 


3 


6 


27. 


July 15 


Newton, Ella F. (Howe) 


85 


10 


20 


28. 


Jan. 24 


Nickles, Sarah Elizabeth 


75 


7 


9 


29. 


Feb.24 


Perkins, Julia Rice 


73 


1 


5 


30. 


March 1 5 


Pratt, Frank A. 


73 


9 


4 


31. 


Oct. 6 


Reed, Lorenzo Everett 


82 


1 


17 


32. 


Feb. 14 


Reed, Patricia Evelyn 


1 


8 


1 


33. 


Sept. 26 


Rifford, Robert 


83 


— 


21 


34. 


May 24 


Robbins, Mahala 


76 


5 




35. 


April 4 


Schofield, Rita Elizabeth 






4 


36. 


May 10 


Smith, Ada Ramsdell 


81 


6 


2 


37. 


Jan. 5 


Tuttle, Martha 


92 


3 


26 


38. 


Oct. 22 


Wood, Charles Edwin 


62 


8 


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LIST OF PERSONS HAVING DOGS LICENSED IN 1933 



Allen, W. Stuart 


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Alley, Frank 


2 


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Backer, Helen 


2 


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Bancroft, Cleason A. 


5 


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Batchelder, Walter I. 


2 


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Bean, Priscilla 


5 


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Bedford, Mrs. A. E. 


2 


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Benere, Antonia 


2 


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Blanchard, W. S. 


2 


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Bondelevitch, Walter 


4 


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Bowen, Robert M. 


4 


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Boyer, Charles W. 


5 


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Bradbury, Rolfe 


4 


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Bradford, F. R. W. 


2 


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Bradley, Leo 


6 


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Braman, Dorothy 


5 


00 


Braman, Frank S. 


7 


00 


Braman, George A. 


2 


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Bressett, John 


2 


00 


Briggs, Jesse A. 


2 


00 


Brill, Fred E. 


2 


00 


Brown, Robert 


2 


00 


Bulette, F. W. 


2 


00 


Bullard, Mary E. 


2 


00 


Bursaw, Kenneth 


2 


00 


Caldwell, Hazel 


2 


00 


Caldwell, Margaret 


2 


00 


Carey, Lester 


2 


00 


Carlson, Christian 


4 


00 


Carvelo, Manuel 


2 


00 


Chaffin, Nancy 


2 


00 


Charles, Florence 


2 


00 


Charter. William W. 


2 


00 


Christofferson, Edwin 


5 


00 


Claflin, Leon 


2 


00 


Clark, Mrs. Charles 


2 


00 


Clayton, David 


2 


00 


Conant, Charlotte 


2 


00 


Condon, Timothy 


2 


00 


Conquest, Arthur 


2 


00 


Coombs, George 


5 


00 


Cooper, Ernest 


2 


00 


Costello, Timothy 


2 


00 


Coughlin, Harold 


6 


00 


Couture, Herbert 


2 


00 


Creeley, Genevieve 


2 


00 


Crocker, Lizzie 


2 


00 



Davis, Charles E. 12 00 

Davis, Warren A. & Son 5 00 

Davis, Wendell 7 00 

DeSouza, Joseph J. 2 00 

Drummond, Thomas F. 2 00 

Durkee, Mabel C. 2 00 

Durkee, Raymond F. 2 00 

Durkee, Sidney P. 2 00 

Edney, Charles F. 2 00 

Enneguess, Michael 2 00 

Fairbank, Curtis S. 5 00 

Farquhar, Stuart 2 00 

Farrar, James 2 00 

Ferguson, Robert C. 2 00 

Finan, Bertha C. 5 00 

Fisher, Charles W. 2 00 

Fitzgerald, James 2 00 

Flagg, Alden C. 4 00 

Fletcher, Charles J. 2 00 

Fletcher, John L. 4 00 

Flint, Carl, Jr. 2 GO 

Fogarty, Ernest A. 2 00 

Foley, Patrick J. 2 00 

Eraser, Arthur 25 00 

Freeman, George 4 00 

Frost, Lillian E. 5 00 

Fullonton, Llewellyn 2 00 

Gagnon, Ida E. 2 00 

Gagnon, John B. 2 00 

Gallagher, Daniel J. 2 00 

Gallagher, L. C. 5 00 

Gallant, Mildred 4 00 

Gallant, Minnie P. 2 00 

Garceau, Jean B. 2 00 

Gibbs, Hattie E. 5 00 

Oilman, George U. 2 00 

Godfrey, Carl R. 2 00 

Goodwin, Mrs. Martin F. 2 00 

Goward, Mrs. Clarence 5 00 

Gravlin, Albert C. 2 00 

Green, Catherine 2 00 

Hall, Irwin 2 00 

Hall, Mary F. 2 00 

Harris, Hattie B. 5 00 

Harrison, Agnes J. 2 00 

Harrison, B. M. 2 00 

Hart, Mrs. Nelson 2 00 



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Hayes, Michael G. 


4 


00 


Haynes, Albert L. 


2 


00 


Hill, John C 


7 


00 


Hodgen, Hugh 


2 


00 


Holden, E. M. 


2 


00 


Holden, Frank H. 


2 


00 


Holden, Willis L. 


2 


00 


Holbrook, F. A. 


2 


00 


Holland, Frank T. 


2 


00 


Holland, Mrs. Hope C. 


5 


00 


Holland, Neville R. 


2 


00 


Hollowell, F. Elwin 


2 


00 


Holt, Walter W. 


2 


00 


Hough, John F. 


2 


00 


"Howe, Leland F. 


2 


00 


Howe, O. H. 


2 


00 


Hunt, Wilbur V. 


2 


00 


Hurley, James J. 


2 


00 


Hurley, John 


2 


00 


Jalonen, Arthur 


4 


00 


Jenks, Albert R. 


2 


00 


Jensen, Peter 


5 


00 


Johnson, Albion 


2 


00 


Johnston, James J. 


2 


00 


Jones, Howard F. 


2 


00 


Jones, Hugh M. 


4 


00 


Jones, Karl R. 


2 


00 


Kane, Walter A. 


2 


00 


Kazokas, Cypras 


4 


00 


Kelley, Maud 


2 


00 


King, Benjamin 


4 


00 


Kingsley, Mrs. Carrie 


2 


00 


Knowlton, Samuel E. 


2 


00 


Laffin, Eraser 


2 


00 


Laffin, Ormal S. R. 


2 


00 


Larrabee, G. W. 


5 


00 


LaRoche, Arthur 


2 


00 


Latulippe, John 


2 


00 


Lears, William 


2 


00 


Leavitt, Jona B. 


2 


00 


LeClerr, Edward 


2 


00 


Liebfried, C. H. 


2 


00 


Littlefield, Ralph 


4 


00 


Livermore, J. W. 


2 


00 


Livermore, Roland O. 


7 


00 


Logan, George W. 


2 


00 


Lowden, Richard 


4 


00 


Lowell, Clesson A. 


2 


00 


Lucot, Albert 


2 


00 


MacGregor, Stuart 


2 


00 



MacKinnon, F. R. 2 00 

Marsh, A. W. 2 00 

Mason, Roger 6 00 

Massie, William, Jr. 2 00 

Mayell, Ernest A. 2 00 

Maynes, Everett M. 4 00 

Mead, Hobart E. 2 00 

Mekkelsen, Martha 2 00 

Mekkelsen, Soren 2 00 

Mekkelsen, Thora 1 00 

Merriam, Harold A. 2 00 

Montague, Everett N. 2 00 

Moore, Mrs. Edward W. 6 00 

Morehouse, Mrs. C. F. 2 00 

Morrison, F. D. 5 00 

Morse, Stella 2 00 

Munn, William 2 00 

Murgatroyd, James 4 00 

Nealey, Edward F. 2 00 

Nelson, Emery D. 2 00 

Newell, Philip S. 2 00 

Newport, Harold 2 00 

Nugent, Joseph 2 00 

O'Connell, Arthur 2 00 

O'Neil, Richard J. 5 00 

Paskiewicz, Stanley 2 00 

Pederson, John 5 00 

Penney, D. F. 4 00 

Penney, Mrs. Mary 5 00 

Phalen, Lucretia Harvey 7 00 

Pratt, Edward F. 2 00 

Pratt, Herbert T. 2 00 

Price, Louise M. 2 00 

Reed, Archie 2 00 

Reed, G. Howard 5 00 

Reed, Otis J. 2 00 

Reid, Robert A., 3rd 2 00 

Reynolds. Mrs. Arthur 2 00 

Reynolds, Jesse 2 00 

Richards, Fred 2 00 

Richardson, George A. 2 00 

Robbins, Freeman W. 2 00 

Robbins, Mildred H. 5 00 

Robbins, Paul G. 2 00 

Roche, F. B. 2 00 

Rugg, George 2 00 

Sanborn, Everett R. 2 00 

Sanborn, E. Russell 2 00 

Sargent, George W. 2 00 

Sawyer, Benjamin H. 2 00 



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Sebastian, Lester A. 


2 


00 


Tompkins, Elizabeth P 


. 5 


00 


Scanlon, William J. 


2 


00 


Tracy, Alfred H. 


2 


00 


Schofield, Harris C. 


5 


00 


Trippi, Horatio 


2 


00 


Scribner, H. V. 


2 


00 


Tucker, George S. 


2 


00 


Shapley, Eva C. 


2 


00 


Turnbull, George L. 


2 


00 


Smith, Gordon Allen 


2 


00 


Tuitle, George F. 


2 


00 


Smith, Hattie E. 


2 


00 


Tuttle, Horace C. 


2 


00 


Smith. Ralph 1. 


2 


00 


Tuttle, Osgood 


5 


00 


Soar, William Henry 


2 


00 


Waite, Fred K. 


9 


00 


Spinney, Alice L. 


2 


00 


Walther, Joseph 


2 


00 


Starck, Cecil 


2 


00 


Waluk, John 


2 


00 


Stokes, William A. 


2 


00 


Watkins, John H. 


5 


00 


Stoney, Reginald 


2 


00 


Whitney, Cora A. 


2 


00 


Swenson, Mrs. Hilda 


2 


00 


Willett, Robert G. 


2 


00 


Sylvia, Emanuel 


2 


00 


Wise, Glenna 


2 


00 


Taylor, Spencer H. 


2 


00 


Wood, Elizabeth 


2 


00 


Teele, Henry 


2 


00 


Woodworth, Randall 


2 


00 


Todd, Ethel 


16 


00 


Young, David E. 


2 


00 


Tolman, Wilbur 


5 


00 








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$2 00 $460 00 






40 licenses at 






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$630 80 



NOTICE 

All dog licenses expire March 3 1 . 

Dogs must be licensed on or before April 1 or the owners or keep- 
ers thereof are liable to a fine. 

The law applies to all dogs three months old or over regardless of 
time of year ownership is acquired. 

No tax bills are sent to owners of dogs. 

HORACE F. TUTTLE, Town Clerk. 



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64 



Police Department 



To the Citizens of Acton: 

I herewith submit a summary of the work handled by this de- 
partment during the past year. 

An itemized police log to verify this report has been turned 
over to your Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Following is the report: 

Persons calling at the office 1 42 

Telephone calls received 430 

Telephone calls made 158 

Emergency calls answered (after midnight) 1 7 

Emergency calls answ^ered (before midnight) 28 

Complaints received and investigated 79 

Persons questioned during investigations 83 

Arrests and Prosecutions made on following charges: 

Drunkenness 1 1 

Operating under the influence of liquor 6 

Operating so as to endanger 3 

Leaving scene of accident 2 

Operating without a license | 

Manslaughter ] 

Larceny 3 

Default Warrant ' 1 

Neglected Child Warrant ] 
Burning building with intent to defraud insurance company 2 

Non-support 2 

Transportation of Prisoners: 

Acton to Concord I ] 

At Concord District Court 2 7 

At Cambridge Superior Court . - 1 2 

Juveniles reprimanded 20 

Accidents reported 47 

Deaths due to auto accidents 1 

Occupants of automobiles injured in accidents 35 

Pedestrians injured by automobiles | 

Operators warned 9 

Trips to Emerson Hospital 5 

Licenses suspended ^ 

65 



Licenses revoked 5 

Registrations revoked ' " 

Assisted in investigations for other departments 3 

Assisted in investigations of suspicious fires 2 

Recommendations given for reissuing of license 3 

Recommendations asked for and refused 2 

Reprimands for illegal parking 25 

Persons summoned to Court i i 

Summonses served for other departments 1 4 

Suspicious cars looked over after midnight 1 

Suspicious cars looked over before midnight 1 3 

Cars ordered taken to garage 2 

Traffic duty during funerals 5 

Traffic duty during weddings 1 

Motorists assisted after midnight 3 

Pedestrians picked up and questioned after midnight 3 

Pedestrians picked up and questioned before midnight 1 

Persons reported loitering around homes 3 

Stray dogs reported 1 1 

Dog complaints received 1 5 

Mad dogs 1 

Dogs disposed of 1 2 

Dogs killed by automobiles 3 

Lost dogs reported 3 

Reported bitten by dogs 1 

Notices of unpaid taxes sent to owners of dogs 94 

Poultry killed by dogs as reported to this department 30 

Fire alarms answered (traffic-protection) 1 3 

Emergency telegrams delivered to persons 2 

Emergency telephone calls delivered to persons 1 

Persons notified of relations sick or injured 1 

Persons notified of death of relatives 3 

Attention of authorities called in welfare cases 1 
Public buildings checked on when lights found burning after 

midnight 2 

Calls received by radio after midnight 4 

Danger spots found in highway reported and eliminated 3 

Obstructions in roadway removed after midnight 3 

Painting traffic lines at West Acton 1 

Assisted in medical aid 3 

Traffic duty at concerts and plays 7 

Persons reported missing from home 3 

Protection given persons during domestic troubles 3 
Trips made to other towns during investigations, etc. : 

Concord 18 Carlisle 2 Brookline 1 
Maynard 8 Worcester 2 West Concord 1 

Boston 4 Marlboro 1 Wayland 1 

Littleton 3 Woburn I Stow 1 

Harvard 2 Lowell 1 Westboro I 

66 



Homes checked on during absence of occupants at their request 4 

Persons protected while obtaining belongings 6 

Persons ordered off property for owners 1 

Missing persons located / 

Truants looked after 6 

Posting warrants 3 

Collecting ballots 3 

Dog notices posted 1 

Jury blanks filled out for Dist. Attorney's office 2 

Windows reported broken 7 

Accidental shooting 1 

Attempted suicides I 

Suicides 1 

Persons sent home off the streets when intoxicated 4 

Disturbances quelled after midnight 3 

Complaints received on bad checks 1 

Assisted in search for escaped prisoners (reformatory) 1 

Boys returned to Fernald School 2 

With Tax Collector during collections 2 

With Water Department Collector during collections 2 
Damage caused to property by cow^s $30 00 

Property reported stolen: 

$44 00 in cash. 

3 plants. 

1 hunting knife 

1 carton cigarettes 

6 tires 

3 wheels 

1 clock 

1 82 gallons gasoline 
5 gallons motor oil 
30 gallons range oil 
25 bushels apples 
30 pieces of lumber 

2 doors 

poultry (number unknown) 
spark plugs 
heater motor 
tools 

Trips made to other sections of the Town outside regular patrol: 

West Acton 44 North Acton 24 

East Acton 20 Acton Center 1 9 

Property recovered: 
$44.00 in cash 
2 doors 

Restitution made to the amount of $62.10. 

67 



Property reported lost: 

1 bags fertilizer 
1 bag wool 
1 handbag 
I pocketbook 

Property found and returned to owners: 

1 Sphygmomanometer 
1 bag wool 
1 handbag 

Officers on duty at Acton Fair 3 

Officers on duty at Acton High football gami 1 

Officers on duty during road race 3 

Officers on duty for Hallowe'en 4 

Officers on duty for Memorial Day Services 4 

Officers on duty at Caucus 1 

Officers on duty at Town Meetings 2 



Respectfully submitted. 



MICHAEL FOLEY, 

Chief of Police. 



Report of Inspector of Animals 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen of the Town of Acton: 

I hereby submit my report as Inspector of Animals for the year 
1933. 

Cows 445 

Young Catde 95 

Swine 96 

Sheep 22 

Goats 6 

Bulls ' 16 

Oxen 2 

Quarantined five cows for tuberculosis. Quarantined seven dogs, 
suspicious of rabies. 

FRED S. WHITCOMB, 

Inspector. 

68 



Report of Superintendent of Streets 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

I submit herewith my report covering the highway maintenance 
and construction work during 1933. 

In addition to regular maintenance work, such as scraping, drag- 
ging, surface repair and patching, the follow^ing streets have been 
surface-treated : 

With M. C. 1 Oil: Central Street, High Street, School Street, 
Newtown Road. 

With 45 per cent Asphaltic Oil: Nagog Hill Road, Harris Street, 
Davis Road, Esterbrook Road, Taylor Road, Powder Mill Road, 
Concord Street, Piper Street, Arlington Street, Martin Street, Pros- 
pect Street, Nashoba Road, Homestead Street, H-^yward Road, 
Maple Avenue, Hammond Street, Parker Street, Stow Street, Sud- 
bury Road, Elm Street, Davis Terrace, Wright Terrace. 

New Gravel: 

Hayward Road 700 ft. 

Nagog Hill Road 800 ft. 

Hammond Street 540 ft. 

Carlisle Road 425 ft. 

Pope Road 300 ft. 

Concord Road 500 ft. 

Wood Lane 200 ft. 

Parker Street 600 ft. 

Robbins Street 800 ft. 

Charter Road 200 ft. 

Homestead Street 400 ft. 

Arlington Street 400 ft. 

New Drainage: 

Willow Street 40 feet of 1 5 -inch corrugated pipe 

Willow Street 40 feet of 12-inch corrugated pipe 

Strawberry Hill Road 36 feet of 1 2-inch corrugated pipe 

Concord Road 10 feet of 1 2 -inch corrugated pipe 

Massachusetts Avenue one drop inlet 

New Construction: 

Pope Road 4100 ft. new gravel, oil, drainage and fence 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. H. PERKINS, 
Superintendent of Streets. 

69 



Assessors' Report 



Buildings, 

Land 

Personal 



exclusive of land 



$2,433,680 00 
719.155 00 
603.622 00 



Valuation April 1, 1932 

Decrease in valuation 

Rate of taxation $23 60 

Tax assessed as follows: 
Real estate 
Personal estate 
Polls 

Old age assistance tax 

Amount of money raised: 
State tax 
County tax 

State park assessment 
State audit assessment 
State aid overdraft 
Old age assistance tax 
Town grant 
Overlay 

Added assessment: 
Polls 
Old age assistance tax 

Excise : 

Number of vehicles assessed 
Total valuation of motor vehicles 

Rate of taxation $31 55 
Total tax assessed 



$3,756,457 00 
3.822.940 00 

$66,483 00 



$74,406 92 

14.245 46 

1,748 00 



$90,400 38 
892 00 



$5,130 


00 


5,151 


10 


9 


17 


187 


87 


250 


00 


6 


00 


76.627 


79 


3.038 


45 



$90,400 38 



20 00 
10 00 



1133 
$279,450 00 

6978 00 

WARREN H. JONES, 
ALBERT P. DURKEE, 
HENRY L. HAYNES, 

Board of Assessors. 



70 



Report of Tax Collector 







1930 








Interest collected 




Dr. 


$13 


56 




Paid Treasurer 




Cr. 


$13 


56 






1931 


TOWN TAX 






Uncollected January 1 , 
Interest collected 


1933 


Dr. 


$14,499 
1,291 


85 
65 

$15 791 


50 


Paid Treasurer 
Abated 
Tax titles 
Uncollected January 1 , 


1934 


Cr, 


$13,995 

809 

963 

23 


23 
43 
70 
14 

<t>l 5 791 


50 






1932 






Uncollected January 1 , 
Interest collected 


1933 


Dr. 


$30,531 
528 


59 
02 

*fe31 059 


61 
61 


Paid Treasurer 

Abated 

Tax tide 

Uncollected January 1, 


1934 


Cr. 


$14,601 

158 

1,120 

15,179 


93 
64 
00 
04 

1>31 059 






1933 






Committed 
Interest collected 




Dr. 


$91,322 
32 


38 
48 

<^91 354 


86 
86 


Paid Treasurer 

Abated 

Old Age Assistance re 

Uncollected January 1, 


fund 
1934 


Cr, 


$55,044 

110 

133 

36.066 


«J>T7 1 , J J^ 

64 
91 
00 
31 
— $91,354 



71 



MOTOR EXCISE TAX 

1931 

Dr. 
Uncollected January I, 1933 $1,573 96 

Interest collected 1 54 73 



Cr. 

Paid Treasurer $1,363 46 

Abated . 260 20 

Uncollected January 1, 1934 105 03 



1932 

Dr. 
Uncollected January 1, 1933 $3,171 83 

Interest collected 59 38 



Cr. 

Paid Treasurer $1,137 72 

Abated 39 45 

Uncollected January 1, 1934 2,054 04 



1933 

Dr. 
Committed $6,978 00 

Interest collected 8 05 



Cr. 

Paid Treasurer $3,2 74 38 

Abated 303 34 

Uncollected January 1, 1934 3,408 33 



$1,728 69 



$1,728 69 



$3,231 21 



$3,231 2 



$6,986 05 



$6,986 05 



SUMMARY OF TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT 





Tota 


il Debits 




1930 town tax 








$13 56 


1931 town tax 








15,791 50 


1932 town tax 








31,059 61 


1933 town tax 








91,354 86 


1931 excise 








1,728 69 


1932 excise 








3,231 21 


1933 excise 








6,986 05 

$150 



65 48 

72 



Total Credits 

Cash Paid Treasurer $89,430 92 

Abated 1,681 97 

Tax titles 2,083 70 

Old Age Assistance Refund 133 00 

Uncollected 56,835 89 



$150,165 48 



CHARLES A. DURKEE, Tax Collector. 



Fire Department 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

I herewith submit my report for the Fire Department for the year 
of 1933: 

The number of alarms answered by the entire department are 
as follows: 

Building, 1 4 ; Auto, 5 ; Chimney, 1 ; Oil, 1 ; Dump, 1 . 

We had a very lean year as far as fires were concerned, and 
only a few were serious, which helped to get us through the year 
on the appropriation allowed us. 

The apparatus is in fairly good condition considering its age, 
but there are some repairs needed to keep it in good w^orking order. 
I feel that it is better and more economical to keep the equipment 
in good condition than it is to let it get run dow^n. Therefore, we 
are asking for a little more money than was allowed us last year. 

In behalf of the Board of Engineers, I w^ould like to give the 
firemen honorable mention for their splendid co-operation in help- 
ing us stay within our appropriation. They willingly gave up the 
small pay they had usually received, economized in every way pos- 
sible, and yet responded to alarms and duties asked of them, cheer- 
fully, and we certainly appreciate it. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. S. MacGREGOR, 
Chief of Fire Department. 



73 



Forest Warden^s Report 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: 

Your Forest Warden submits the following report for the year 
ending Dec. 31, 1933: 

Total number of fires responded to 1 6 

Investigations by Forest Warden or Deputy 6 

Prosecutions of violators of permit laws I 

This has been a very good year on forest fires owing to the wet 
spring and extremely wet fall; as a result of this fact we had money 
enough within our appropriation to purchase quite a little new hose 
and other much needed equipment. 

Your Forest Warden wishes to recommend the usual appropria- 
tion of ($500.) five hundred dollars, as more hose will be needed 
this year. 

Your Forest Warden wishes to further recommend that if money 
be available from w^elfare or any other source, a certain amount 
be allotted for the purpose of developing w^ater holes, dry hydrants 
and the brushing out of w^ood roads, to facilitate and accelerate the 
extinguishing of forest fires and thereby protect our homes and 
woodlands. This has proven to be of great benefit, and a project 
well w^orthy of consideration at this time. 



Respectfully submitted, 



ALAN B. FROST, 

Forest Warden. 



74 



Report of the Board of Health 



For the Year Ending December 31, 1933 

Burial permits issued in Acton 36 

Residents who died in other towns 2 

Total number of deaths recorded 38 

Non-resident burials 34 

List of contagious diseases reported to Board of Health January 1 , 
1933 to January 1, 1934: 

Measles 7 

Scarlet Fever 1 3 

Total 20 

Deaths, none. 

Your board would recommend that $1,000 be appropriated for 
the use of the board for the present year. 

ACTON BOARD OF HEALTH, 

C. A. DURKEE, Agent. 



Report of Town Nurse 



To the Board of Health: 

Fees collected $40 25 

Town calls 765 

Welfare 417 

Prenatal 1 02 

Child Welfare 2 1 1 

Respectfully submitted, 

LILLIAN E. FROST. 
75 



Goodnow Fund 

For the Year Ending December 31, 1933 



Investmentj 
Warren Institution for Savings 
Charlestown Five Cents Savings bank 
City Institution for Savings, Lowell 

Receipts 
Warren Institution for Savings 
Charlestown Five Cents Savings Bank 
City Institution for Savings 



1 







$1,453 30 






1,000 00 






1,000 00 


$43 


77 




35 


00 




32 


50 


<^\]] ? 7 



Payments 

Ella L. Miller, treasurer of the Evangelical 

Church in Acton 
Fred W. Green, care of Goodnow lot, 

Woodlawn Cemetery 
Added to Savings deposit 



$97 50 

9 00 
4 77 



$111 27 



CHARLOTTE CONANT, 
CHARLES E. SMITH, 
HORACE F. TUTTLE, 

Trustees of Goodnow Fund. 



Report of Inspector of Slaughtering 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

I herewith submit my report for the year 1933: 
Beef, 3; Veal, 10; Sheep, 1 ; Pigs, 2. 



JAMES KINSLEY, 

Inspector. 



76 



Librarian's Report, 1933 



Accessions: Number of volumes in the Library January 1, 1933, 
19,497. Increase by purchase, 492. Increase by gift, 59. Total 
increase, 551. Withdrawn from circulation, 251. Total number of 
volumes in Library January 1, 1934, 19,797. 

Circulation: Number of days the Library was open, 1 00. 

Number of volumes circulated, 1 6,067. 

Largest daily circulation, 307 on February 5. 

Smallest daily circulation, 89 on December 20. 

Daily average circulation, 1 60 plus. 

Received from Library fines and magazines sold $61 04 

Expended for postage 1 04 



Paid to Town Treasurer $60 00 

Gifts of Books have been received from the following sources: U. 
S. Government, 2; State of Massachusetts, 9; Anon, 1 ; Albert Jen- 
sen, 1 ; Arthur F. Davis, 4; Carl S. Johanson, Jr., 5; Es|:ate of Bessie 
Ball, 1 ; Frank E. Parsons, 2 ; George A. Richardson, 2 ; Howard L. 
Jones, 2 ; Leo Thatcher, 1 ; Leonard D. White, 2 ; M. P. Moore, 1 1 ; 
Mrs. Ralph Crooker, 1 ; O'Neil Brothers, 8; Phyllis Jones, 1 ; Ruth 
Horton, 4; Samuel F. Rockwell, 1 ; William Horton, 1 ; Total, 59. 
Also a gift of a framed oil painting of Ball's Pencil Factory; from 
the estate of Bessie Ball. 

ARTHUR F. DAVIS, Librarian. 



77 



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91 






Adams, J. T. — The March of Democracy 

Aldrich, Mrs. T. B. — Crowding Memories 

Alexander, Grand Duke — Always a Grand Duke 

Anesaki, M. — Art, Life and Nature in Japan 

Anon. — Constitution of the Boston Stock Exchange 

Anon. — Violin Preceptor 

Austin, M. — Earth Horizon 

Baldwin, C. C — Staniford White 

Barrie, J. M. — The Admirable Crichton 

Barrie, J. M. — Dear Brutus 

Barrie, J. M. — Quality Street 

Barrie, J. M. — What Every Woman Knows 

Barrows, H. K. — Water Power Engineering 

Barton, B. — What Can a Man Believe 

Beals, C. — The Crime of Cuba 

Beebe, W. — Edge of the Jungle 

Beebe, W. — Pheasant Jungles 

Beebe, W. — Pheasants, Their Lives and Homes 

Bennett, A. — The Journal of Arnold Bennett 

Bobbe, D. — Abigail Adams the Second First Lady 

Bonsels, W. — An Indian Journey 

Brayley, A. W. — A Complete History of the Boston Fire 

Department, 1630-1888 974.5B82 7c 

Buchan, J. — Homilies and Recreations 82B918h 

Burns, W. N.— The Saga of Billy the Kid 922B71 7b 

Byers, T. — Martha Berry the Sunday Lady of Possum Trot 

922B534b 
Crar. H.— The West is Still Wild 
Chambers, W. — Samuel Seabury a Challenge 
Chapman, J. G. — The American Draw^ing Book 
Charnwood, L. — Abraham Lincoln 
Chase, S. and Schlink, F. J. — Your Moneys Worth 
Clark, H. F. and Chase, F. A. — Elements of Modern 
Building and Loan Associations 

oolidge, C. — Coolidge Wit and Wisdom 
Couch, A. Q. — The Art of Writing 
Crowell, P. R. — Stow, Massachusetts, 1683-1933 
Darrow, F. L. — The New World of Phvsical Discovery 
Davidson (Translator) — Works of Virgil 
Davis, H. — Islands Under the Wind 
Davis, M. L. — Sourdough Gold 
DeKruif, P. — Microbe Hunters 
DeSpinoza, B. — The Philosophy of Spinoza 

israeli, R. — Seeing the Unseen 
Ditmars, R. — Thrills of a Naturalist's Quest 
Dorsey, G. A. — Why We Behave Like Human Beings 
Drake, S. A. — Old Boston Taverns and Tavern Clubs 



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Drinkwater, J. — Robert Burns, a play 82D 78 1 ro 

Durant, W. — The Story of Philosophy 1 8D95 I s 

Eaton, A. W. H.— The Famous Mather Byles 922B993e 

Eaton, W. P. — On Yankee Hilltops 8 1 E l4o 

Endore, S. G. — Casanova 92 7C335e 

Faris, J. T. — Old Churches and Meetinghouses in and 

Around Philadelphia 
Farson, N. — Sailing Across Europe 
Forbes, A. — Town of New England and Old England, 

Ireland and Scotland 
Ford, A. E. — History of the Origin of the Town of Clinton, 

Mass., 1653-1865 974.5F699h 

Franck, H. — Footloose in the British Isles 9 1 4.2F822f 

Galsworthy, J. — Justice 
Galsworthy, J. — Loyalties 
Galsworthy, J. — Old English 
Garland, H. — My Friendly Contemporaries 
Gorman, H. — The Incredible Marquis 
^^ Grenfell, W. T. — Down North on the Labrador 
^Grenfell, W. T. — Forty Years for Labrador 
Grenfell, W. T. — A Man's Faith 
Guest, E. A. — Just Folks 
Haller, G. F. and Cunningham, E. T. — TTie Tesla High- 

Frequency Coil 62H185t 

Halliburton, R. — The Flying Carpet 9 1 OH 1 88f 

Hapgood, N. and Moshowitz, H. — Up from the City Streets 

Life of Alfred Smith 922S642h 

Hawthorne, H. — Romantic Rebel, the Story of 

Nathaniel Hawthorne 
Haynes, C. E. — Flood Tide and Other Poems 
Herligh, E. M. — Fifty Years of Boston 
Hibben, T. — The Carpenter's Tool Chest 
Hill, E. C. — The American Scene 
Howe, E. — Howe's Accordeon School 
Howe, E. — Cornet School 
Hubbard, E. — A Little Journey to Henry D. Thoreau 



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Hudson, W. E. — Birds and Man 

Hudson, W. E. — Far Away and Long Ago 

Hudson, W. E. — The Land End 

Hurd, D. H. (Ed.) — History of Essex County, Mass. 

874.5H959hu 
Johnson, C. — Historic Hampshire in the Connecticut Valley 

917.3J66hq 
Johnson, M. — Canibal Land 9 1 9. 3 J68c 

Jones, T. W. — The Future of Chemistry 54J79f 

Koizumi, G. — Lacquer Work 75K561 

Kurtz, E. — Substation Operation 62K96s 

Lankes, J. J. — A Woodcut Manual 76L289w 

Lhevinne, I. — The Enchanted Jungle 9 1 8L689e 



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Lincks, H. E. — Recreations in Mathematics 51L71 Ir 

Linderman, F. B. — Red Mother, the Life Story of Pretty Shield 

922P9431 
Lisitzky, G. — Thomas Jefferson 92 2 J4 5 61 

Longworth. A. R.— Crowded Hours 922L8591 

Lowenthal, M.— The Investor Pays 33L9 1 3i 

Mann, M. — Introduction to Cataloging and Classification 

of Books 02M282i 

"^Marie, Grand Duchess — ^A Princess in Exile 928M334ma 

Marshal}, H. — The Business Encyclopedia 65M368b 

Marshall, L. — The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Disasters 

910M397s 
Martin, E. D. — The Meaning of a Liberal Education 
Masson, T. L. — Within, a Gu^de to Spiritual Life 
Maurois, A. — Ariel the Life of Shelley 
Mayer, C. — Trapping Wild Animals in Malay Jungles 
Millis, W. — The Martial Spirit 
Minot, J. C. — Rhymes of Fickle Days 
'^^Mitchell, P. — Deep Water, the Autobiography of a 

Sea Captain 
Morton, H. V. — The Call of England 
Murchie, G., Jr. — Men on the Horizon 



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Nininger, H. H. — Our Stone Pelted Planet 52N7l5o 

Nordicus. — Hitlerism, the Iron Fist in Germany 943N828h 

Ouimet, F.— A Game of Golf 79093g 

Owl, G. — The Men of the Last Frontier 91 7.1 09 7m 

Paige, L. R. — History of Cambridge, Mass., 1630-187 7 

974.5P133h 
Palmer, F.— With My Own Eyes 922P1 732p 

Parker, C. S.— Town of Arlington, Past and Present 974.5P238t 
Peck, A. M. and Johnson, E. — Round About America 9 1 7. 3P366 r 

Peirce, B. O. A Short Table of Integrals 51P378s 

\Poe, E. A.— The Best Known Works of Ed^ar Allan Poe 8 I P743b 
Ponafidine, E. C. — My Life in the Moslem East 928P792po 

Renom, E.— The Life of Jesus 23R3931 

Riskard, T. A. — A History of American Mining 62R539h 

Rockwell, S. F. — Davis Families of Early Roxbury and Boston 

921R684d 
Rodd, F. R.— General William Eaton 922E 1 42r 

Roosevelt, F. D. — Looking Forward 32R78121 

Service, R. W. — Rhymes of a Rolling Stone 8 1 S49 1 r 

Simonds, F. H. — Can Europe Keep the Peace? 940Sj5l Ic 

Sinclair, G. Footloose in India 915.4C616f 

Sly, J. F. — Tow^n Government in Massachusetts 32S634t 

Smith, N. W. P.— The Provincetown Book 9 74.5S655p 

^ Sparks, B. and Moore, S. T. — Hetty Green, a Woman Who 

Loved Money 922G796s 



80 






Sparling, E. — The Primer of Inflation 33S7 361 p 

Squire, J. C. (Ed.) — Apes and Parrots, An Authology of 

Parodies 80S7 74a 

Stallings, L. (Ed.) — The First World War, a Photographic 

History 940.3S782f 

Stidger, W. L.— Edwin Markham 922M345s 

Tappan, E. M. (Ed.)— The World's Story. 1 5 vols. 909T1 /4w 

Terry, E. and Shaw, B. — Ellen Terry and Bernard Shaw, a 

Correspondence 924T329t 

Thompson, J. A. and Geddes, P. — Biology 5 7T483b 

Towle, N. C. (Ed.) — Muddy River and Brookline Records, 

1634-1838 974.5T742m 

Tranquiilus, G. S. The Lives of the Twelve Caesars 93 7T 7 721 

Tsuchida, K. — Contemporary Thought of Japan and China 1 4T877c 
Underwood, W. L.— Wild Brother 59U56w 

Vandercook, J. W. — Black Magesty 928V452b 

Vaucaire, M. — Bolivar, the Liberator 922B689v 

Verriil, A. H. — Romantic and Historic Maine 9 1 7. 3V5 5 5r 

Vizetelly, F. H. (Ed.) — New Standard Encyclopedia. 25 vols. 

OV864f 
Wain, N.— The House of Exile 9 1 5. 1 W2 1 7h 

Webb, C. C. J.— A History of Philosophy 1 0W365h 

Weems, M. — Life of General George Washington 922W318we 

Wells, C— In Coldest Africa 9 1 6.6W45 3i 

^^Wetzl, J._Thirty Years in the Golden North 9 1 9.8W465t 

White, H. C. — The Life and Art of Dwight William Tryon 

922T875w 
White, L. D. — Trends in Public Administration 35W585t 

White, L. D. — Whitley Councils in the British Civil Service 

35W585w 

iggam, A. E. — The Marks of an Educated Man 37W6552m 

Willis, I. C— Montaigne 925MI6lw 

Winter, N. O. — Texas the Marvellous 9 1 7.3W786t 

Woodward, W. E. — George Washington 922W318wo 

Work, M. C. Common Sense Contract Bridge 79W9 1 9co 

Wright, E.— The Great Horn Spoon 9 1 5 W948g 

Young, G. F.— The Medici 945Y72m 

FICTION 

Allingham, M. — The Myth Chalice Mystery A437g 

Ames, J. B.— The Bladed Barrier A5 1 4b 

Barrington, E. — The Exquisite Perdita B2 76ex 

Beach, R. — Money Mad B365m 

Beach, R. — Padlocked B365p 

Beach, R. — Rainbow's End B365r 

Beach, R. — Son of the Gods B365so 

Beeding, F. — The Six Proud Walkers B4 I 42si 

Beeding, F. — The Three Fishers B4142t 

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Bennet, R. A.— The Gold Wolf 

Bordon, M. — Sarah Defiant 

Bottome, P. — The Advances of Harriet 

Brand, M. Valley Vultures 

Bridge, A. — Peking Picnic 

Bristow, G. and Manning, B. — The Gutenberg Murders 

Buchan, J. — The Blanket of the Dark 

Buchan, J. — John Macnab 

Buchan, J. — Midwinter 

Buchan, J. — Mr. Standfast 

Buchan, J. — The Three Hostages 

Buck, P. — Sons 

Burnett, W. R. — Saint Johnson 

Burton, B. — Money Love 

Burton, B. — Easy 

Burroughs, E. R. — The Mad King 

Burroughs, E. R. — Tarzan and the Ant Men 

Byng, L. (Translator) — Roumanian Stories 

Carr, J. B. — Death Whispers 

Carroll, G. H. As the Earth Turns 

Chambers, R, W. — The Flaming Jewel 

Chambers, R. W. — The Rake and the Hussy 

Chrisholm, A. M. — The Land of Big Rivers 

Chrisholm, A. M.— Red Bill 

Christie, A. — Per 1 at End House 

Clarke, C. — Sky Caravan 

Conrad, J. — Victory 

Cooke, M. B. — The Clutch of Circumstance 

Coolidge, D.— Sheriff Killer 

Cullum, R.— The Bull Moose 

Daudet, A. and Prevost, A. F. — Sapho — Manon Lescaut 

Davis, G. — The Opening of a Door 

Deeping, W. — The Captive Wife 

Deeping, W. — The Challenge of Love 

Defoe, b. — Moll Flanders 

Dehan, R. — The Just Steward 

Delafield, E. M. — The Chip and the Block 

Dell, F. — Love without Money 

Douglass, L. C. — Forgive Us Our Trespasses 

Doyle, A. C— The Land of Mist 

Dutton, C. J. — Flying Clues 

Farnol, J. — Charming Lady Vibert 

Farnold, J. GuyfFord of Weare 

Fletcher, J. S. — The Middle of Things 
Fletcher, J. S. — Murder in Four Degrees 
Fletcher J. S. — The Mystery of Lynne Court 
Fletcher, J. S. — Old Lattimers Legacy 
Fletcher, J. S. — Scarhaven Keep 



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Fletcher, J. S.— The Wild Oat 
Friend, O. J. — Bloody Ground 
Friend, O. J. — Gun Harvest 
Friend, O. J. — The Range Maverick 
Friend, O. J. — The Wolf of Wildcat Mountain 
Galsworthy, J. — In Chancery 
Galsworthy, J. — The Man of Property 
vjGalsworthy, J. — Swan Song 
Gardner, G. — The House of Dree 
Gibbs, G. — The Castle Rock Mystery 
Gibbs, P. — The Anxious Days 
Gibbs, P. — Darkened Rooms 
Gibbs, P. — The Golden Years 
Gordon, R. C. — The Rock and the River 
Graham, J. — The Glorious Pirate 
Green, A. — The Selbys 
Grey, Z. — Arizona Ames 
Hanshew, M. E. and T. W. — The Riddle of the Spinning 

Hardq, T. — Tess of the D'Urbrilles 
Hauck, L. P. — The Wifehood of Jessica 
Henry, O. — The Ransom of Red Chief 
Hopkins, W. J. — Tumbleberry and Chick 
Hoyt, N. — Cupboard Love 
Hughes, R. — No One Man 

Jessup, A. (Ed.) Best American Short Stories 

Keating, L. A. — Peace River Justice 

Kelland, C B. Dance Magic 

Kelland, C. B. The Little Moment of Happiness 

Kelland, C B.— Miracle 
Kelland, C. B. — Rhoda Fair 
Kennedy, M. — The Constant Nymph 
Kennedy, M. — Red Sky at Morning 
Kipling, R. — Letters of Marque 
Kipling, R. — The Story of the Gadsbys 

Kipling, R. Under the Deodars 

Kroll, H. H. — The Cabin in the Cotton 

Kyne, P. B. — The Gringo Privateer 

Lewis, S. — ^Ann Vickers 

Lewis, S. — Our Mr. Wrenn 

Litten, F. N. — Rhodes of the 94th 

Locke, W. J. — The Coming of Amos 

Lynde, F. — The Honorable Senator Sage-brush 

Magill, M. Murder Out of Tune 

Marshall, A. — Two Families 

Maugham, W. S. — The Moon and Sixpence 

Miln, L. J. The Feast of Lanterns 

Miln, L. J. — The Green Goddess 
Miln. L. J. — Mr. and Mrs. Sen 



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Montgomery, R. G. — Call of the West M788c 

Moore, J. T. — The Bishop of Cottontown M822lb 

Mulford, C. E. — Mesquit Jenkins, Tumbleweed M955nig 

Norris K. — The Callahans and the Murphys N856ca 

Norris, K. — The Lucky Lawrences N8561v 

Norris, K. Lucretia Lombard N8561u 

) Norris, K. — Margaret Yorke N856mb 

( Norris, K.— Second Hand Wife N8 5 6sf 

Oemler, M. C. — Shepherds 028sh 

Oliver, J. R— Article Thirty Two 048a 

Oppenheim, E. P. — The Devil's Paw ' 062d 

Oppenheim, E. P. — The Fortunate Wayfarer 062f 

Oppenheim, E. P. — The Mystery Road 062mz 

Oppenheim, E. P. — Stolen Idols 062st 

Oppenheim, E. P. — Up the Ladder of Gold 062u 

Pahlow, G. — Honeymoon Trail PMlh 

Parker, G.— The World for Sale P2 39wo 

Parker, G. — Tarboe the Story of a Life P239ta 

Parmenter, C. W. — One Wide River to Cross P254o 

Parrish, A. All Kneeling P261 5a 

Parrish, A. — The Methodist Faun P2615m 

Pater, W. — Marius the Epicurean P295m 

Pemjean, L. — The New^ Adventures of D'Artagan P396n 

Proust, M. — Within a Budding Grove P9681w 

Pr3de, A. — Esme's Sons P9 731e 

Punshon, E. R.— The Cottage Murder P984c 

Raine, W. M. — Beyond the Rio Grande Rl 55be 

Rath, E. J.— A Good Indian R234g 

Richardson, H. H.— Ultima Thule R522u 

'^Richmond, G. S. — Red Pepper Returns R532rh 

Richmond, G. S. — Round the Corner in Gay Street R5 32ro 

' Richmond, G. S. The Twenty-fourth of June R532t 

Richmond, G. S. — With Juliet in England R532w 

Rives, A. — Firedamp R62 1 f 

Roberts, E. M. — The Time of Man R644 1 1 

Scott, W.— The Mask S43 1 2m 

Sedgwick, A. D. — The Old Countess S448o 

Seltzer, C. A. Double Cross Ranch S468d 

Seltzer, C A. — The Two Gun Man S468tw 
Shumway, H. I. — The Wonderful Voyages of Cap'n Pen 

S5622w 

Sinclair, B. W. — Gunpowder Lightning S6165g 

Smith, N. R.— The Bridf-e S6551b 

Smith, W. H.— The Promoters S663p 

Snow, C. H. — Don Jim S674d 

Steeman, A. Six Dead Men S8 1 34s 

Sterret, F. R. — The Golden Stream S838g 

Stong, P. — State Fair S877s 

Tarkington, B. — Wanton Mally Tl 76wa 



84 



Wallace, 
Wallace, E.- 
Wallace, E.- 



/ Terhune, A. P. — The Secret of Sea-dream House T3 1 8 1 s 

(Thomas, E. F. — Empty Shrines T455e 

"^J Ihompson, V. — The Scarlet Iris T47ys 

Tracy, L. — Tlie Wreck of the Chinook T76 1 wr 

T'Serstevens, A. — The Sentimental Vagabond To//s 

Undset, S. — The Axe U562a 

Undset, S.— The Bridal Wreath U562b 

Various Authors — Caricature V299c 

Wallace, E. — Angel Esquire W188an 

Wallace, E.— The Black Abbot W188bl 

Wallace, E.— Blue Hand W188bm 

Wallace, E.— The Clue of the New Pin W 1 88cm 

Wallace. E.— The Devil Man W188de 

E.— The Melody of Death W 1 88me 

The Missing Millions W 1 88mi 

Mr. Commissioner Sanders W188mr 

Wallace, E. — Northing Tramp \V188n 

Wallace, E.— On the Spot W 1 88o 

Wallace, E. — Sanders of the River WI88sa 

Wallace, E. — The Sinister Man W I 88si 

Wallace, E. — Tam o' the Scoots W188ta 

Wallace, E. — The Twister W188tw 

Wells, H. G. — Christina Alberta s Father W453c 

Wells, H. G.— Meanwhile W453me 

Wharton, E. — Ethan Frome W553e 

Widdemer, M.— I've Married Marjorie W638i 

Williams, B. A.— Honeyflow W721h 

Williams, V. — The Mysterious Miss Morrisot W727my 

Williamson, C N. and A. M. — The Lady from the Air W7291b 

Wodehouse. P. G.— Bill the Conqueror W838bi 

Wodehouse, P. G. — Carry on Jeeves W838c 

Wodehouse, P. G. — Divots W838di 

Wodehouse, P. G.— Golf Without Tears W838g 

Wodehouse. P. G.— The Little Warrior W8381i 

Wodehouse, P. G.— Mostly Sally W838mo 

Wodehouse, P. G.— Picadilly Jim W838p 

Wodehouse, P. G. — The Small Bachelor W838sm 

Wodehouse, P. G. — Something New W838so 

Wren, P. C— Mysterious Waye W945m 

Wright, W. H.— The Kennel Murder Case W954k 

Wright. W. H.— The Scarab Murder Case W954s 

Young, F. B.— The Dark Tower Y7 I 5d 

Young, F. B. — Mr. and Mrs. Pennington Y715mr 

Young. F. B. — My Brother Jonathan Y7 I 5m 



JUVENILE 

Adams. E. L. The Adventures of the Boy Gliders JA2 Ilia 

Akers. D.— The King's Mule JA3 I 5k 



85 



Alger, H. — The Erie Train Boy 

Artzbasheff, B. (Ed.) — Aesop's Fables 

Aspinwali, M. — Gay's Year At Harford Hall 

Baker, M. and M. — The Lost Merbaby 

Baker, M. and M. — Patsy and the Leprechains 

Bancroft, A. — The Goblins of Haubeck 

Barbour, i<. H. — Tod Haie on the Scout 

Bartlett, A. C. — Skipper the Guide Dog 

Berry, E. — Careers of Cynthia 

Bond, C. J. — The Little Monkey with the Sad Face 

Bonton, E. G. — Grandmother's Doll 

Brady, M. — Genevieve Gertrude 

Britt, A. — The Boys Own Book of Frontiersmen 

Burglon, N. — Children of the Soil 

Burton, C. P. The Boy Scouts of Bobb's Hill 

Butler, E. P. and Kent, L. A. — To Ann Tomboy 

Canfield, F. C. — The Kidnapped Campers 

Canfield, F. C. — The Kidnapped Campers on the Road 

Carpenter, F. — Tales of a Russian Grandmother 

Carroll, A. L. — The Capper Cousins 

Chapman, A. — Fred Fenton on the Crew 

Chapman, A. — Ralph in the Switch Tower 

Collins, A. F. — The Boy Scientist 

Cowan, J. E. Boy Campaigners of '61 

Craine, E. J. and Moseley, L. H. — The Fairway Bell 

D'Aulaire, I. and E. P. — The Conquest of the Atlantic 

Donahey, M. D. — The Spanish McQuades 

Donahey, M. D. — The Tavern of Folly 

Donaldson, L. — In the Mouse's House 

Donaldson, L. — Runzel Punzel 

Fayerweather, M. D. — Anne Alive 

Finta, A. — Herd Boy of Hungary 

Fisher, A. — The Coffee-pot Face 

Fitzgerald, P. L, — The Trail of the Ragged Fox 

Fitzgerald, P. L. — Young Man in Leather 

Fitzhugh, P. K. — Pee-Wee Harris on the Trail 

Fitzhugh, P. K. — Tom Slade At Temple Camp 



Fitzhugh, P. K. 



-Tom Slade on the River 
Fulton, R. — The Tides Secret 

Geijerstam, G. A. My Boys 

Gilbert, H. Robin Hood 

Gray, E. J. — Jane Hope 

Gregor, E. R. — Camping on Western Trails 

R. — The Red Arrow 

R. — Warpath and Hunting Trail 
J. The Boy Explorer 

J. — TTie Boy Pioneer 

H, Fighting Blood 

P.— Cherry Pit 



Gregor, E. 
Gre:~or, E. 
Grosvenor, 
Grosvenor, 
Haines, D. 
Hauck, L. 



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Hawkes, C. — King of the Flying Sledge 
Hawkes, C. — Shovelhorns 
Hawkes, C. — A Wilderness Dog 
Henderson, W. J. — Afloat with the Flag 
Hewes, A. D. — Glory of the Seas 
Hillyer, V. M. and Huey, E. 



JH392k 
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G. — A Child's History of Art 

J9H665c 

Holmes, F. R.— The Secret People JH749 I s 

Jay, M. F. — The Girl of the Mesa JJ42gi 

Jay, M. F.— The Shell JJ42s 

Jean, E. — Old Fables for You and Pictures Too JJ432o 

Jenkins, M. — The Last Cruise of the Panther JJ321 

Kearton, C— My Dog Simba JK242ni 

Kennedy, S. B. — Told in a Little Boy's Pocket JK365t 

Kenton, E. — With Hearts Courageous J9K3 7w 

Kilmer, A. — Emmy, Nicky and Greg JK482e 

Knapp, G. L. — The Lone Star of Courage JK67 1 
Knipe, E. B. and A. A. — A Patriot Maid and Other Stories Ji<69pa 

Kyle, A. D. — The Apprentice of Florence JK99a 

Lamb, H.— Kirdy the Road Out of the World JL2 1 8 1 k 

Larrimore, L. — ^The Blossoming of Patricia the Less JL3341b 

LaVarre, A. and W. — Johnny Round the World JL396j 

Levinger, E. E. — Benjamins Book About His Family JL665b 

Linderman, F. B. — Stumpy JL743s 

Lindman, M. — Snipp, Snapp, Snurr JL746s 

Loomis, A. F. — Walt Henley Overseas JL8632w 

MacGowan, A. — A Girl of the Plains Country JMl 46g 

Masefield, J. — Jim Davis JM396J 

Mason, A. — The Roving Lobster JM398 1 r 

Mayol, L. B.— The Big Canoe JM473b 

Meyer, J. A. — The Green C JM6 1 3 I g 
Nairne, A. and others (Eds.) — The Older Children's Bible J9N158o 

Neal, B.— The Last of the Thundering Herd JN3381 

O'Brien, J. — Silver Chief Dog of the North JOl 3s 

Paine, R. D.— The Golden Table JP146g 

Payson, H. — Boy Scouts on Belgium Battlefields JP347bp 

Payson, H. The Boy Scouts on the Range JP347bq 

Penrose, M. The Motor Girls Through New England JP41 7m 

Petersham, M. and M. Get-a-Way and Hary Janos JP484g 

Phelps, E. S. — Gypsy's Cousin Joy JP538g 

Pierce, E. F. — Give a Boy Luck JP6]52g 

Pinchot, G. B. — Giff and Stiff in the South Seas J9P647g 

Porter, H. — Young Airplane Scouts at Victory JP845y 

Prentice, A. — The Gray Goose Story JP92 7g 

Price, H. J. C — The Mystery of the Silver Dart JP9462m 

Quirk, L. W. — The Boy Scouts of Black Eagle Patrol JQ7bo 

Ransome, A. — Peter Duck JR2 1 2p 

Raymond, A. — Harry Harding's Year of Promise JR2681h 

Ring, B. — The Tomboy Cousin JR58lt 



87 



Robinson, E. M. (Ed.) — Handbook for Comrades JR6591h 

Schmidt, S. L.— New Land JS454n 

Seabrook, K. — Colette and Baba in Timbuctoo JS4381c 

Seaweli, M. E. — The Lively Adventures of Gavin Hamilton 

JS4481J 
Sherman, E. B.— Milady at Arms JS5 5 3 1 m 

Singmaster, E. — When Sarah Went to School JS61 7w 

Siple, P. — Exploring At Home J9S6 I 8e 

Smith, G. — The Jolly Polly Stories JS648J 

Smith, G. — Wonderful Stories of Jane and John JS648w 

Snedeker, C. D. — The Forgotten Daughter JS6712f 

Sperry, A.— One Day With Manu JS75 lo 

Stockton, F. R. — Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coast J9S866b 

Stockton, F. R. — The Casting Away of Mrs. Leeks and 

Mrs. Aleshine JS866c 

Stratton, C— Harbor Pirates JS9 11 h 

Theiss, L. E. — Flying the U. S. Mail to South America JT376fm 

Tomlinson, P. G. — A College Boy in the Revolution JT6595c 

Vandercook, M. — The Ranch Girls in Europe JV452r 

Van Noy, K. and Hedrick, E.— Jack and Matt of the WX JV2 72J 
Washburn, C. and H. and Reed, F. — The Story of the Earth 

and Sky JW31428 

Watson, B. C— The Singing Dog JW337s 

Webster, F. V. — The Newsboys Partners JW379n 

Wells, R.— Zeke, the Racoon JW45 5z 

White, N. G.— Joanna Gray JW586J 

Whiting, J. D.— S. O. S., a Story of the World War At Sea JW599s 
Williams, E. H.— Red Plume JW716]re 

Williams, E. H. — Red Plume of the Royal Northwest 

Mounted JW7161r 

Wilson, L. H.— Fly Away Flippety JW7492f 

Wise, W. E. — Thomas Alva Edison, the Youth and His Times 

J9W8l3t 

REFERENCE 

Comptons Pictured Encyclopedia, 1 5 vols. 

Journal of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts, 1933 

Journal of the Senate of Massachusetts, 1933 

Manual for the General Court of Massachusetts, 1933-34 

Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, vol, 6 

New Standard Encyclopedia, 25 vols. 

Proceedings, U. S. W. V., Dept. of Mass., 1932 

Proceedings, American Legion, 1932 

Proceedings, Veterans of Foreign Wars 

Proceedings, Encampment, G, A. R., 1933 

Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1932 

Statistics, Railways of the U. S., 1931 

Vital Records of New Bedford, Mass., Vol. 2 

World's Story, 1 6 vols. 

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ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

I herewith submit my report for the year 1933 



Appropriation 



Expenditures 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 



Wendell F. Davis, Chairman, Salary 

Waldo E. Whitcomb 

Howard J. Billings 

Wendell F. Davis, Postage and Telephone 

Waldo E. Whitcomb, Postage and Telephone 

Hobbs & Warren, Blanks 

Glenna Jones, Clerk 

Finney & Hoit, Supplies 

Enterprise Co., Notices 

Middlesex Selectmen's Association 

Kennison Print, Reports 

Howard J. Billings, Postage 

Murphy & Synder, Printing 

W. B. Currier, Postmaster, Stamps 

So. Acton Dept. Store, Supplies 

N. E. Telephone & Tel. Co. 

Lowden's Paper 



$200 00 
100 00 
100 00 

3 

2 



00 

72 



13 51 
74 25 



1 

5 

4 

281 



50 

40 

50 

40 

74 

23 25 

9 50 

55 

3 37 

1 35 



Howard L. Jones, Salary 
Howard L. Jones, Postage 
Allen Stationery Co., Paper 
Bailey Press, Printing 



ACCOUNTANT'S DEPARTMENT 

$400 00 



19 65 
7 25 
5 50 



$5,000 00 



$825 04 



$432 40 



ASSESSORS' DEPARTMENT 



Henry L. Haynes, Salary 
Warren H. Jones, Salary 
Albert P. Durkee, Salary 
Maplewood Press, Poll Tax Text 
L. L. Applin, Transfers 



$300 00 

300 00 

300 00 

50 00 

24 19 



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G. R. Barristead, Tax Table 
Hobbs & Warren, Supplies 
Henry L. Haynes, attending meetings 
Albert P. Durkee, attending meetings 
Warren H. Jones, attending meetings 
Murphy & Synder 



1 


00 


52 


75 


32 


02 


10 


00 


10 


00 


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75 



$1,091 71 



TOWN CLERK'S DEPARTMENT 

Horace F. Tuttle, Salary $200 00 

Horace F. Tuttle, recording births, deaths, 

marriages 
Horace F. Tuttle, teliephone, postage, express 
P. B. Murphy, blanks 
A. H. Barlett Co., pads 



63 50 

29 00 

2 85 

50 



$295 85 



PUBLIC WELFARE 



Howard J. Billings, Chairman, salary 
Waldo E. Whitcomb, salary 
Wendell F. Davis, salary 
Glenna Jones, clerk 



$75 


00 


40 


00 


40 


00 


75 


00 



$230 00 



TREASURER'S DEPARTMENT 

Wm. R Soar, Treasurer $375 00 

Wm. H. Soar, postage, enevelopes, telephone, 

and certifying notes 5 1 45 

A. W. Davis, transporting cabinets, safe and 

repairs on safe 25 50 

C. A. Durkee, certifying notes 
C. A. Durkee, stationery 
Maynard Trust Co., deposit box 
Hobbs & Warren, supplies 
Murphy & Synder, envelopes 



C. A. Durkee, salary 

C. A. Durkee, postage 

Hobbs & Warren, books, warrants, etc. 

Acton News Pub. Co., tax bills 

Murphy & Synder, tax bills, etc. 

C. A. Durkee, tides 

C. A. Durkee, carfare, supplies 

C. A. Durkee, bond for Deputy collector 



2 


00 


1 


07 


5 


50 


5 


42 


3 


50 


iRTMENl 

$834 


66 


112 


42 


38 


85 


14 


50 


36 


50 


18 


60 


7 


00 


5 


00 



$469 44 



90 



C. A. Durkee, notary fee 5 00 

Hoffman Seal Stamp & Eng. Co., seal 5 58 



Horace F. Tuttle, registrar 

Daniel W. Sheehan, registrar 

E. A. Phelan, registrar 

C. D. Chickering, registrar 

Theron Lowden, officer 

L. C. Hastings, officer 

L. C. Hastings, placing booths 

John J. Manning, officer 

Timothy Hennessy, officer 

B. D. Hall, officer 

A. R. Beach 

A. F. Davis, officer 

Leo McCarthy, two years 

James P. Brown, officer 

James Kingsley, officer 

H. J. Coughlin, officer 

James W. Coughlin, officer 

David R. Kingsley, registrar 

David R. Kingsley, officer 

Universalist Church, rent 

Murphy & Synder, ballots, warrants 

Hayward & Fullonton, repairing ballot box 

Turner's Public Spirit, advertising 

A. Brooks Parker, moderator 

Albert P. Durkee, moderator 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 
Ralph T. Litdefield, salary $120 00 



BTRATIO 

$25 


N 
00 


20 


00 


20 


00 


20 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


2 


50 


11 


00 


5 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


6 


00 


20 


00 


3 


00 


14 


00 


3 


00 


8 


00 


9 


00 


6 


00 


10 


00 


46 


80 


»ox 33 


98 


6 


00 


10 


00 


15 


00 



$1,078 1 1 



$326 28 



$120 00 



Total General Government $4,868 83 

Unexpended Balance 131 17 



$5,000 00 



TREASURER'S AND COLLECTOR'S BONDS 
Appropriation $250 00 

C A. Durkee 211 90 



Unexpended Balance $38 10 

91 



BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 



Appropriation 



$800 00 



Paid: 



Boston Consolidated Gas Co. $30 80 

Edison Electric Light Co. 52 20 

A. W. Davis Co., coal 60 54 

A. W. Davis Co., fertilizer 20 25 
John Pederson, wood 42 00 
So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co., lock 

and keys 6 28 

West and South Water Supply 12 00 

N. Di Gracamandera, labor 6 

N. Di Gracamandera, labor 6 
So. Acton Fire Dept., tire 
Carrie Kingsley, cleaning cellar 
Ideal Mower Sales Co., repairs 

E. F. Conant, labor 
Geo. Hayward, repairs to vane 

B. A. King, lights, shades 
Spencer Taylor, labor 

S. Knowlton, setting glass 1 

Francis Manion, labor 7 

O. W. Wood, repairs 1 I 

Commonwealth of Mass., boiler inspect. 1 00 
Fitzgerald's Garage, repairs to mower 15 83 

Jesse E. Reynolds, repairs So. Fire House 70 00 

W. A. Ra-.nor, labor 10 00 

C. A. Durkee, repairs on heater 75 

F. W. Green, labor 8 82 
M. E. Taylor & Co., supplies 9 31 



40 

40 

8 50 

4 00 

8 40 

50 70 

86 50 

52 41 

84 98 

50 

60 

22 



Unexpended Balance 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 



Paid 



Michael Foley, salary 
Geo. A. Braman, services 
A. B. Frost, services 
Geo. S. Braman, services 
John T. McNifF, services 
Wm. Driscoll, services 
Edgar Bursaw, services 
Mary Barry, services 



$777 39 
22 61 

$800 00 








$2,300 00 


$1,944 73 




71 38 




46 71 




17 63 




46 13 




9 75 




21 00 




21 50 





92 



N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. 5 7 21 

Edison Electric 111. Co. 34 20 

E. 1. Blaisdell, labor 4 75 

B. A. King, wiring 9 90 

Commonwealth of Mass., book 60 

Traffic Sign & Signal Co. 71 

W. J. Costello, painting 2 GO 

J. G. Maquire 80 

M. Linsky & Bros., equipment 3 50 

A. W. Davis Co., paint 7 50 



$2,300 00 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 
Appropriation $2,500 00 

Paid: 

John Pederson, gas, straps $7 36 
M. E. Taylor & Co., supplies 7 34 
Finney & Hoit, supplies 10 90 
J. S. Moore, supplies 1 85 
Malcolm Fullonton, care of truck 13 50 
Murphy & Synder, envelopes, printing 21 17 
Stone & Forsyth 7 30 
Sidney Paddock, care of truck 4 00 
Hew^itt's Tire Shop, tires and tubes 86 55 
W. S. 3 67 
Hayward & Fullonton, machine work 1 2 30 
West Acton Dept, salaries 80 00 
South Acton Dept., salaries 80 00 
Acton Center Dept., salaries 75 00 
Linscott Sales & Service, repairs 2 24 
David Clayton, battery 2 00 
A. H. Blanchard Co., chemicals, coup- 
lings 1 7 63 
John G. Maquire, gloves 2 00 
H. S. MacGregor, tel., postage 3 00 
Dr. O. L. Clark, kit 3 00 
So. Acton Dept., payrolls 1 70 75 
Acton Center Dept., payrolls 119 50 
West Acton Dept., payrolls 181 00 
N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. 1 00 64 
Edison Electric Ilium. Co. 238 09 
W. G. Lawrence, janitor 69 30 
John J. Manning, janitor 1 00 00 
Geo. S. Braman, janitor 80 00 
A. W. Davis Co., coal 112 77 
Gorham Fire Equipment Co., clothing, 

etc. 355 76 

R. S. Baker, gas 6 1 8 



93 



75 28 






162 30 






59 30 






1 95 






1 23 30 






d 200 02 








$2,496 
3 


95 
05 






$2,500 


00 



Acton Motor Co., repairs, gas, etc 

Geo. H. Reed, coal 

West & South Water Supply 

H. S. MacGregor, fuse cord 

Maynard & Acton Oil Co., gas, oil 

So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co., coal 

Unexpended balance 



FOREST FIRES 

Appropriation $500 00 

Paid: 

Acton Center Dept., payroll 

West Acton Dept., payroll 

South Acton Dept., payroll 

Geo. Hayward, labor on truck 

Fitzhenry-Guptell Co., parts 

John Pederson, gas 

Hayward & Fullonton, brass rail and 

fittings for truck 
Gorham Fire Equipment Co., soda 
South Acton Woolen Co., acid 
Samuel Knowlton, painting truck 
Grant Battery Service 
Justin A. McCarthy, hose and tanks 

$445 04 

Unexpended balance 54 96 



$59 


40 


23 


10 


66 


00 


9 


60 


10 


85 


2 
1 


08 


30 


00 


11 


76 


7 


25 


3 


50 


1 


50 


220 


00 



$500 00 



NEW HOSE 
Appropriation $300 00 

Paid: 

Gorham Fire Equipment Co. $300 00 



HYDRANT SERVICE 

Appropriation $3,054 00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 24 00 



$3,078 00 



94 



Paid: 



West & South Water Supply District $2,825 00 
Town of Concord 253 00 



$3,078 00 



MOTH DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 



Paid 



J. J. Knight, labor 

J. J. Knight, truck 

J. J. Knight, sundry expense 

Mrs. Carrie Kingsley, teams 

A. L. Stuart, labor 

Kopper Products Co., creosote 

Fitzhenry-Guptell Co., brushes, pruners 

Leo Bradley, labor 

Wm. Bradley, labor 

Harold E. Day, fixing saws 

Geo. A. Morse, gas 

David Clayton, labor 



Unexpended balance 



$500 00 



$292 50 




112 50 




3 23 




16 00 




14 35 




12 29 




mers 2 98 




9 60 




9 60 




1 60 




3 55 




6 40 






$484 60 
15 40 





$500 00 



TREE WARDEN 



Appropriation 



$300 00 



Paid: 



R. J. O'Neil, labor 
R. J. O'Neil, truck 
R. J. O'Neil, filing saws 
J. J. Knight, labor 
J. J. Knight, truck 
J. J. Knight, expense 
Wm. Bradley, labor 
Leo Bradley, labor 
John Bradley, labor 
Ralph Jones, truck 
O. F. Nelson, repairs 
Harold E. Day, filing saws 
J. S. Moore, brush 
Carrie Kingsley, truck 
E. P. Gates, sharpening 



$12 50 

5 50 
2 58 

137 50 

69 82 

2 40 

6 40 
8 00 

3 20 

7 20 
1 00 
1 30 

75 

10 00 

1 25 



95 



Geo. H. Reed, truck 3 00 

A. W. Davis Co., pulley blocks and bit 1 70 

J. T. McNiff, making rolls 2 25 

J. S. Moore, ladder 10 00 

J. A. McPherson, tools 1 85 

Fitzhenry-Guptell Co., poles, brushes 8 20 

Geo. Morse, oil 2 00 



'— $298 40 

Unexpended balance 1 60 



148 


45 


16 


00 


es 98 


00 


32 


20 


42 


65 


17 


86 


240 


00 


27 


00 


3 


60 


4 


80 


43 


88 


6 


25 


10 


00 


5 


79 


1 


00 


1 


00 


1 


00 


1 


48 


P 4 


48 



$300 00 



HEALTH 
Appropriation $1,000 00 

Paid: 

C. A. Durkee, services as agent to board $58 85 

Frank Farar, labor 

Bursaw Gas & Oil Co. 

Dr. O. L. Clark, professional services 

James Kingsley, inspection 

R. A. Logan, supplies 

M. E. Taylor & Co., supplies 

Katherine Larkin, nurse 

Dr. E. A. Mayell, prof, services 

Patrick Foley, labor 

Joseph Gallant, labor 

Strong & Tracey, supplies 

A. W. Davis Co., coal 

Dr. F. E. Tasker, prof, services 

Frank S. Fearns, medicine 

David Clayton, fire at dump 

R. Lowden, fire at dump 

T. Lowden, fire at dump 

Fitzgerald Garage, gas 

Acton Motor Co., repairs on pump 

$764 29 

Unexpended balance 235 71 



$1,000 00 



96 



TOWN NURSE 
Appropriation $2,200 00 

Paid: 

Lillian E. Frost, nurse $1,993 91 

Acton Drug Co. 24 89 

Noll Co., supplies 5 44 



$2,024 24 
Unexpended balance 1 75 76 



HIGHWAYS 

Appropriation $12,000 00 

Appropriation by State under Chapter 81 5,800 00 

Appropriation by State under Chapter 90 2,000 00 

Appropriation by State under Chapter 90 2,000 00 



Paid: 

Miles Co., clean cuts $11 40 

A. W. Davis Co., tools, cement, etc. 190 28 

Byron Lumber Co., lime 18 45 

So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co., lumber 1 50 

Commonwealth of Mass., signs 22 50 

Blanchard & Son, wood 1 00 

Standard Oil Co., oil, asphalt 5,828 28 

Mass. Broken Stone Co. 2 63 

Buffalo Springfield Co., repairs 9 10 

Good Roads Machinery Co., blades 9 00 

Acton Motor Co., repairs 7 40 

Maynard & Actor Oil Co., gas, oil 1 08 78 

M. I. Houghton, lumber 1 2 66 
Commonwealth of Mass., grates and 

frames 10 50 

E. P. Gates, drag 39 50 

McPherson's, tools 2 00 

Wilson Lumber Co., bricks 10 00 
No. Middlesex Washed Sand & Gravel 

Co. 188 01 

E. P. Gates, sharpening tools 68 25 

Berger Metal Culvert Co. 65 43 

E. A. Commeau, sand and gravel 197 18 

L. W. Perkins, gravel 265 20 

Margaret Spinney, gravel 3 60 

Mrs. C. Kingsley, gravel 15 75 

James Kingsley, gravel 7 35 

Geo. H. Reed, tools, cement 22 90 



97 



$2,200 00 



$21,800 00 



M. E. Taylor & Co., gas, oil 8 82 

J. T. McNiff, sharpening 7 85 

Anders Christofferson, gravel 201 15 

S. E. Knowlton, gravel 111 60 

Murray Brown, supervisor 150 00 

Dyar Sales & Machinery Co., scrapers 250 00 

A. H. Perkins, express 53 



C W. A. 



Samuel Knowlton, gravel 
A. H. Perkins, truck 
Ralph Jones, truck 
Carrie Kingsley, truck 
Norman Perkins, truck 
Clarence Robbins, truck 
Hosea Gould, truck 



70 80 
90 00 
33 00 
15 00 



15 
15 
15 



00 
00 
00 



$8,111 40 



PAYROLLS 
Labor 



A. H. Perkins, supt. 

Lossie Laird 

C. DiGracamandrea 

K. Batchelder 

A. Jalonen 

W. Blaisdell 

W. Larrabee 

T. Murray 

F. Mauro 

Wm. Charter 

T. New^sham 

C. Boyce 

J. Beach 

A. Wessels 

N. DiGracamandrea 

R. Gagnon 

J. Gallant 

L. Allard 

P. Wood 

O. Tuttle 

Dave Hubbard 

O. Nichols 

P. Callan 

O. Olsen 

F. Chaffin 

J. E. Coombs 

J. Troupe 



$859 80 

54 40 

67 20 

120 60 

41 60 

65 60 

451 20 

200 20 

196 20 

158 40 

18 20 

193 80 

200 60 

201 80 
51 20 

223 80 

177 80 

179 40 

91 80 

124 80 

45 40 

114 20 

212 80 

3 20 

15 60 

194 80 
209 40 



98 



E. Hurley 
H. Owen 
W. Kendell 
A. Morrison 

F. Courville 
R. Penney 
Geo. Rugg 
A. Beach 
Wm. Lawrence 
W. Scanlon 

A. Roberts 

E. 

N. Daken 

L. Morse 

J. Garceau 

H. Conquest 

P. Foley 

E. Anderson 

A. Dubey 

J. Lemoine 

E. Pederson 

F. Manion 
L. Tucker 
J. Maguire 
D. Clayton 
J. Clayton 
Payrolls Nos. I and 2 



177 60 

88 00 

17 60 

160 40 

180 80 

193 00 

199 20 

197 20 

195 40 

186 40 

138 80 

24 20 

16 00 

105 60 

8 00 

38 00 

113 60 

140 80 

123 20 

119 20 

72 40 

33 60 

88 00 

45 20 

163 40 

19 20 

132 00 



$7,450 60 



Trucks 



A. H. Perkins 


$405 20 


H. Gould 


554 40 


R. Willett 


27 00 


C. Robbins 


1,024 30 


R. Jones 


1,007 10 


N. Perkins 


1,148 05 


Mrs. C. Kingsley 


1.069 55 


A. Frost 


299 00 


J. Briggs 


305 30 


A. Jalonen 


21 60 


Payrolls Nos. 1 and 2 


124 00 



Total Highways 

Unexpended balance 



$5,985 50 

$21,547 50 

252 50 

$21,800 00 



99 



NEWTOWNE ROAD 



Unexpended balance 






$607 


77 


Paid: 










N. E. Fencing Co. 


$255 


40 






L. W. Perkins, gravel 


335 


30 


$590 


70 








Unexpended balance 




- 


17 


07 




$607 


77 


POPE ROAD 










Appropriation 


S2,500 


00 






Appropriation by State 


2,500 


00 






Appropriation by County 


2,500 


00 


$7,500 


00 








Paid: 










Berger Metal Culvert Co. 


$553 


66 






N. E. Concrete Pipe Corp. 


247 


58 






Am. Powder Co., dynamite 


29 


01 






Wilson Lumber Co., bricks 


90 


00 






So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co., lumber 10 


94 






Commonwealth of Mass., frames and 










grates 


83 


16 






A. W. Davis & Co., cement 


38 


31 






Maynard & Acton Oil Co., gas, oil 


53 


30 






Geo. H. Pierce, rental for compressor 


103 


28 






S. E. Knowlton, gravel 


165 


40 






Standard Oil Co., oil 


320 


40 


$K695 


04 


PAYROLLS 






Labor 










O. Tuttle 


$46 


40 






A. H. Perkins 


273 


60 






W. Larrabee 


232 


00 






F. Courville 


104 


00 






D. Clayton 


81 


60 






P. Callan 


94 


40 






J. Coombs 


84 


80 






P. Wood 


72 


00 






A. Derby 


108 


00 






W. 1 .awrence 


72 


00 







100 



E. Hurley 

K. Batchelder 

E. Peterson 
W. Scanlon 
C. Boyce 
A. Roberts 
T. Murray 
L. Tucker 
J. Gallant 
J. Conquest 
R. Penney 
L. Tuttle 
R. Gagnon 
L. Allard 

J. Troupe 

F. Mannion 

E. Anderson 
A. Beach 

A. Wessels 
Geo. Rugg 
P. Foley 
W. Charter 
J. G. Maguire 

A. Morrison 

F. Mauro 
L. Mauro 
J. Beach 

B. Owen 
J. Murray 

J. A. Garseau 
A. Jolen 



104 


00 


48 


00 


130 


00 


104 


00 


126 


40 


84 


80 


49 


60 


16 


00 


19 


20 


118 


40 


81 


60 


6 


40 


92 


40 


110 


00 


91 


20 


73 


60 


97 


60 


112 


00 


123 


20 


94 


40 


75 


20 


110 


40 


100 


80 


94 


40 


132 


80 


77 


60 


86 


40 


116 


80 


33 


60 


46 


40 


49 


60 



$3,775 60 



Trucks 



R. Willette 
A. H. Perkins 
R. Jones 
H. Gould 
N. Perkins 
C. Kingsley 
C. Robbins 



Unexpended balance 



$106 20 






137 00 






386 10 






360 00 






295 20 






338 40 






388 80 








$2,011 


70 






$7,482 


34 




17 


66 


' 


$7,500 


00 



101 



SNOW REMOVAL 
Appropriation $3,200 00 



Paid 



John Pederson, cleaning streets $2,555 30 

John Pederson, salary 100 00 

Good Roads Machinery 1 64 64 

Payrolls (Town) 376 25 



$3,196 19 
Unexpended balance 3 8 1 



$3,200 00 



STREET LIGHTING 
Appropriation $3,000 00 

Paid: 

Edison Electric Ilium. Co. $2,958 62 

Unexpended balance 41 38 

$3,000 00 



PUBLIC WELFARE 

Appropriation $2,500 00 

Received contributions 2,739 74 

Transf. from Reserve Fund 1,247 82 

Received refund 5 00 



$6,492 56 



Paid: 

Orders of Board of Public Welfare $6,64 1 00 

Overdraft $148.44. 

STATE AID 
Appropriation $600 00 

Paid $400 00 

Unexpended balance 200 00 



$600 00 



MILITARY AID 
Appropriation $200 00 

Unexpended balance $200 00 

102 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF 
Appropriations $2,000 00 

Paid: 

Orders of Soldiers' Relief Agent $1,533 40 

Unexpended balance 466 60 

$2,000 00 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 

Appropriation $4,000 00 

Received refund 20 00 



Paid orders of Board of Pub. Welfare $3,288 22 

Unexpended balance 731 78 



$4,020 00 



$4,020 00 



EDUCATION 
Appropriation $40,000 00 

Paid: 

School report $39,999 63 

Unexpended balance 37 

$40,000 00 



REWIRING HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING 
Appropriation $1,100 00 

Paid: 

B. A. King $1,100 00 

LIBRARY MAINTENANCE 
Appropriation $800 00 



Paid 



A. F. Davis, librarian $150 00 

A. F. Davis, janitor 150 00 

A. F. Davis, writing cards, binding, etc. 56 17 

Finney & Hoit, paper 24 

Remington Rand Co., cards 4 00 

Edison Electric Ilium. Co. 34 80 

C. B. Robbins, insurance 49 04 



103 



5 


00 


3 


00 


8 


00 


250 


18 


8 


35 


3 


20 


12 


00 


2 


35 




85 


2 


98 



O. W. Wood, putting up shelves 

Wilson Lumber Co. 

O. E. Houghton, transp. books 

A. W. Davis Co., coal 

A. W. Davis, fertilizer 

E. F. Conant, labor 

West and South Water Supply 

Perkins & Butler, labels 

Dura Binding Co. 

M. E. Taylor & Co., supplies 

Unexpended balance 



BOOKS 
Appropriation 

Received Interest on Library Fund 



Paid: 

Junior Library Guild 

De Wolfe Fiske & Co. 

Goodspeed's Book Shop 

Jean Karr 

Wm. A. Wrede Co. 

Geo. H. B. Turner 

H. R. Hunting Co. 

Literary Digest 

Women's World 

Rural New Yorker 

N. E. Homestead 

Union Library Assn. 

American Library Assn. 

F. E. Compton & Co. 

Herman Goldberger Agency 

Houghton Mifflin Co. 



Overdraft .03 to be received from 1934 interest. 



$200 


00 


345 


38 


$74 


00 


98 


95 


21 


07 


69 


00 


16 


43 


2 


00 


103 


74 


12 


90 


1 


00 


1 


00 


1 


00 


19 


14 


3 


00 


69 


50 


36 


20 


16 


48 



$545 38 



$545 41 



CEMETERIES 
Appropriation $700 00 

Paid: 

F. W. Green, supt. $201 05 

F. S. Kennedy, labor 99 30 

104 



D. S. Kennedy, labor 

E. F. Conant, labor 
Clare Milbery, labor 
Howard Jones, labor 
Holmerden Co. 

West and South Water Supply 
Worcester Lawn Mower Co., repairs 
M. E. Taylor & Co., scythes 
Albert Batley & Sons, flowers 
Thos. Grey Co., seed 

Unexpended balance 



126 
75 
49 
21 
55 
19 
12 
1 
27 
9 



80 
00 
60 
40 
00 
50 
00 
90 
80 
38 



$698 73 
I 27 

$700 00 



PERPETUAL CARE 

Received interest on Blanchard Fund $25 

Received interest on Cemetery Funds 1,2 76 



Paid: 



00 
35 



F. W. Green $1,25 7 35 

F. W. Green, care Blanchard lot 25 00 

Horace Tuttle, making reports and laying 

out lots 19 00 



$1,301 35 



$1,301 35 



HOSMER FUND 
Received interest on fund 



Paid: 



Acton Granite Co. 

Continental Nurseries 

West and South Water Supply 

Geo. H. Pierce, use of roller 

F. W. Green, teaming loam 

F. W. Green, cleaning stones 

F. W. Green, labor 

Fred S. Kennedy 

D. S. Kennedy 

Howard Jones 

Wm. D. Tuttle, tractor 

Horace Tuttle, revising plans 

C. F. Kingsley, tram 

Samuel Knowlton, gravel 

Geo. H. Reed, manure 

C. Robbins, truck 

R. Jones, truck 



$828 74 

843 80 

18 50 

75 00 

14 40 

25 00 

13 50 

3 20 

8 50 

3 20 

62 00 

11 45 

8 00 
2 87 

9 33 



20 
20 



$1,954 69 



105 



Geo. Rugg, labor 


3 20 




P. Callan, labor 


3 20 




James Troupe, labor 


3 20 




Geo. Penney, labor 


3 20 


$1,954 69 



SURPLUS ACCOUNT 
Received from surplus account 

Paid: 

Payrolls $104 79 

F. W. Green, care North Acton Cemetery 1 5 00 

Thos. Grey Co., axes, saws 9 25 



$129 04 



$129 04 



Appropriation 

Transf. from Reserve fund 



LIABILITY INSURANCE 

$600 00 
197 63 



Paid: 



John J. Murphy 



$797 63 
$797 63 



MEMORIAL DAY 



Appropriation 



Paid 



A. R. Beach, cream 

Milliard's Market 

Paul's Food Shop 

S. Sebastian, coffee 

Edwards-Quimby Unit No. 284 

Geo. Towne, flags 

Lovell Bus Lines 

Newton Post 48, band 

First Baptist Church 

O. H. Howe, flowers 

Frank Price, flowers 

Unexpended balance 







$2,500 


00 


12 


00 






17 


27 






3 


00 






16 


55 






3 


30 






9 


43 






30 


00 






100 


00 






10 


00 






22 


25 






14 


00 










$237 
12 


80 
20 




- 




$2,500 


00 



UNCLASSIFIED 



Appropriation 



$400 00 



106 



Paid: 



Mass. General Hospital 


12 


35 






Howard Wilson, prof, services 


50 


00 






B. A. King, wiring 


7 


00 






Macey, clerk 


15 


00 






W. S. Jones, nuts and bolts 


1 


00 






Pierce's Express 


1 


00 






So. Acton Dept. Store, flags 


14 


95 






C. A. Durkee, bond for deputy 


5 


00 






W. F. Davis 


2 


00 






Horace Tuttle 


5 


00 






Murray Brown, C.W.A. Projects 


26 


00 






Raymond Stuart, tracings 


8 


00 






Hobbs-Warren Co., stationery C.W.A. 1 7 


50 






J. J. Knight, truck, C.W.A. 


16 


95 






O. D. Wood, care of flag 


5 


00 






Ina Milbery, exp., C.W.A. 


3 


80 






Murphy & Synder, bills 


3 


75 






C. A. Durkee, salary, rent, light, etc.. 


as 








temporary treasurer 


(88 


12 


$382 


42 








Unexpended balance 






17 


58 




$400 


00 


INTEREST ON NOTES AND BONDS 






Appropriation 






$1,800 


00 


Paid: 










Merchant's National Bank 


$1,503 


70 






First National Bank of Ayer 


225 


00 


$1,728 
71 


70 

30 


Unexpended balance 







INTEREST ON REVENUE LOANS 



Appropriation 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 



?2,000 00 
30 55 



$1,800 00 



$2,030 55 



Paid: 



First National Bank of Ayer 
Hosmer Cemetery Fund 



$1,630 55 
400 00 



$2,030 55 



107 



Appropriation 



BONDS AND NOTES 



Paid: 



First National Bank of Ayer ' 

Middlesex County Hosp. Note $2,500 00 

Merchants National Bank High School 

Bonds 4,000 00 



$6,500 00 



$6,500 00 



REVENUE LOANS 
Amount outstanding, Jan. 1, 1933 $25,000 00 



Received First National Bank of Ayer 
Received Susan A. Hosmer Fund 



Paid: 



First National Bank of Ayer 
Amt. outstanding, Dec. 31, 1933 



80,000 00 
10,000 00 



$70,000 00 
45.000 00 



$115,000 00 



$115,000 00 



RESERVE FUND 



Appropriation 



$1,500 00 



Transferred to Hydrant Service $24 00 

Transferred to Liability Insurance 197 63 

Transferred to Interest of Revenue Loans 30 55 

Transferred to Public Welfare 1 ,247 82 



$1,500 00 



REFUNDS 



Paid: 



1933 Taxes 

1932 Excise Taxes 

1933 Excise Taxes 



$11 80 
10 33 
99 52 



$121 65 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Amt. due from Collector, Dec. 31, 1932 $49,777 29 

Received State Tax 5, 1 30 00 

State Audit 187 87 

State Parks 9 1 7 

Old Age Assistance Tax 892 00 

Overlay 3,038 45 

Overdrafts 1932 256 00 

Town Grant 76,62 7 79 



108 



Added Assessment 30 00 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 6,978 00 

County Tax 5,151 10 



Paid 



$148,077 67 



Treasurer Cash on Hand, Dec. 31. 1932 $13,930 22 
Received Interest on Taxes 2,087 87 

Receipts other than Taxes 1 35,370 22 



$151,388 31 
$299,465 98 



State Tax $5,130 00 

State Audit 187 87 

State Park Tax 9 17 

State Bank Tax, 1930 94 

State Old Age Assistance Tax 890 00 

County Tax 5,151 10 

County Hospital Assessment 587 48 

Count/ Dog Tax 59 7 80 

General Government 4,868 83 

Buildinsrs and Grounds 777 39 

Police ^ 2,300 00 

Fire Department . 2,496 95 

New Hose 300 00 

Forest Fires 445 04 

Moth Work 484 60 

Tree Warden 298 40 

Health and Sanitation 764 29 

Town Nurse 2,024 24 

Highways 21,547 50 

Newtown Road 590 70 

Snow Removal 3,196 19 

Pope Road 7,482 34 

Rewiring High School 1,100 00 

Middlesex County Hospital Note 2,500 00 

Street Lighting 2,958 62 

State Aid 400 00 

Soldier's Relief 1,533 40 

Education 39,999 63 

Library Maintenance 740 16 

Library Books 545 41 

Cemeteries 698 73 

Cemeteries Perpetual Care 1,301 35 

Cemeteries Hosmer Fund 1,954 69 

Cemeteries Surplus Fund 129 04 

Unclassified 382 42 

Treasurer's and Collector's Bonds 211 90 



09 



Memorial Day 




237 


80 


Liability Insurance 




797 


63 


Hydrants 




3,078 


00 


Public Welfare 




6,641 


00 


Old Age Assistance 




3,288 


22 


Tax Titles Expense 




73 


46 


Contra Acct. 




100 


00 


High School Bonds 




4,000 


00 


Interest on Notes and Bonds 


1,728 


70 


Revenue Loans 




70,000 


00 


Interest on Revenue Loans 


2,030 


55 


Refunds Taxes 




121 


62 


Commonwealth of Mass. 


, Old Age T. 


ax 5 


00 


Check Returned 




3 


00 


Refunds License 




1 


00 








Tax Titles 




$2,083 


70 


Refund from State Old Age Tax 


133 


00 


Abatements 




1,078 


98 


Abatement Excise Tax 




602 


99 



16 



Amount due from Collector, 

Dec. 31, 1933 56,835 95 

Amount due from Treasurer, 

Dec. 31, 1933 32,039 17 



$92,773 79 
$299,465 98 



SURPLUS ACCOUNT 

Balance, December 31,1932 $ 1 8,9 1 7 66 

Surplus Revenue, 1933 3,797 01 



$22,714 67 



Debit 

Tax Title Revenue $1,797 45 

Bank and Trust Co., Tax 94 

Old Age Assistance Tax 2 00 



$1,800 39 



Balance, December 31. 1933 $20,914 28 

OVERLAYS 

1931 

Balance, December 31, 1932 $2,748 15 

110 



Debit 
Abatements $809 43 



Balance, December 31, 1933 $1,938 72 

1932 
Balance, December 31, 1932 $3,760 46 

Debit 
Abatements $158 64 

Balance, December 31, 1933 

1933 
Overlay 

Debit 

Abatements 
Refund 

Balance, December 3 1 , 1933 

OVERLAY SURPLUS 
Balance, December 31, 1932 

Debit 
Revenue Account 

Balance, December 31, 1933 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAX REVENUE 

Balance, December 31, 1932 $4,745 85 

Tax 1933 6,978 00 

$1 1,723 85 

Debit 

Abatements $602 99 

Refunds 109 85 

Total Amt. Collected 1933 5,443 55 

$6,156 39 





$3,601 82 




$3,038 45 


$110 91 
11 80 


122 71 






$2,915 74 


=^LUS 


$8,736 28 




$1,500 00 




$7,236 28 



Balance, December 3 1 , 1933 $5,567 46 

111 



CEMETERY LAND FUND 

Balance, December 31, 1932 $1,001 00 

Received for lots sold in 1933 1 72 00 

$1,173 00 



INTEREST FROM TRUST FUNDS 

Received $5,960 41 

Paid to the Library and Cemetery Accounts 5,284 42 



Balance, December 31, 1933, due Trust Accounts $675 99 



112 



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TREASURER'S REPORT 

Year Ending December 31, 1933 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen, Acton, Massachusetts: 

I herewith submit my report for the year 1933: 
Cash Balance January 1, 1933 $13,930 22 

Receipts for 1933: 

Received from State Treasurer: 

Department of Education 

Highway Department 

Highw^ay Department 

Highway Department 

Highway Department 

Highway Department 

Highway Department 

Highway Department 

Loss on Taxes — Reimbursement 

Federal Emergency Relief Fund 

Tuition of Children 

Old Age Assistance 

Income Tax 

Corporation Tax — Business 

Corporation Tax — Light and Water 

Corporation Tax — R. R., Tel. & Tel. 

Temporary Aid 

State Aid 

Veteran's Exemption 

Adjustment 

National Bank Tax 

Trust Co., Tax 

National Bank Tax, 1931 

National Bank Tax, 1932 

Corporation Tax — R. R., 1932 

Corporation Tax — P. S., 1932 

Corporation Tax — P. S., 1933 

Corporation Tax — Business 

Abatement Old Age Assistance 

Aiding Mothers 



$104 


81 




1,560 


00 




2,500 


00 




690 


00 




2,200 


00 




2,449 


99 




1,050 


00 




1,100 


00 




501 


65 




960 


88 




651 


16 




1,019 


02 




7,797 


00 




2,654 


55 




322 


70 




93 


13 




189 


22 




628 


00 




14 


05 

01 




101 


22 




7 


71 
73 




4 


75 




2 


66 




1 


75 




2 


29 




677 


78 




1 


00 




53 


00 


$27,339 06 



115 



County Treasurer: 



Highways — Pope 


$433 00 




Highways — Pope 


816 99 




Highways — Main, School, Willow 


900 00 




Highways — Main, School, Willow 


1,100 00 




Dog Tax Fund 


547 08 


$3,797 07 








$45,066 35 



Miscellaneous Receipts: 

Horace Tuttle, Dog Licenses 

Horace Tuttle, Cemetery Lots Sold 

L. E. Frost, Nurse Services 

W. E. Whitcomb, Licenses 

Director of Standards 

Sundry Persons — Welfare Contributions 

Concord Court, Fines 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Howard A. Wilson, Legacy 

Fred W. Green, Cemetery Lots Sold 

First Natl Bank, Interest 

First Natl Bank, Ayer, Loan 

First Nat'l Bank, Ayer, Loan 

First Natl Bank, Ayer, Loan 

First Nat'l Bank, Aver, Loan 

Arthur F. Davis, Library Fines 

Arthur F. Davis, Sale of Magazines 

Board of Health, Nurse's Services 

R. W. Hill, Tuition 

Town of Boxboro, Tuition 

Arthur Wayne, Rent of Hall, Town 

Susan Noyes Hosmer Fund, Note 

American Tar Products, Rebate 

Frank Farrar, Tax Title 

Town of Concord, Land Tax 

J. W. Livermore, Tax Title 

Acton Agr. Asso., Gas 

Fred W. Green, Rent of Lowering Device 

Refund of Public Welfare, I. Tuc^ ei 

Board of Health, Alcohol Licenses 

W. F. Davis, Refund Old Age Ass't 

Middlesex Insurance Co., Fire 

F. E. Tasker, Milk Licenses 

Susan Noyes Hosmer Fund, Transfer 

Wilde Memorial Fund, Transfer 

Cemetery Fund, Transfer 



116 



$630 


80 


70 


00 


24 


75 


283 


00 


24 


00 


2,739 


74 


130 


55 


56 


80 


100 


00 


102 


00 


40 


51 


25,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


25,000 


00 


25,000 


00 


52 


75 


7 


25 


44 


25 


34 


65 


3,194 


99 


131 


20 


10,000 


00 


13 


35 


77 


46 


25 


12 


282 


25 


5 


00 


66 


00 


5 


00 


6 


00 


20 


00 


7 


00 


20 


00 


2,316 


59 


701 


73 


2.788 


05 



Blanchard Fund, Transfer 
Cemetery Surplus Fund, Transfer 
C. A. Diirkee, Acc't R. Penney 
Sarah Reed, Town Check, S. P. 
Hobbs and Warren, Town Check, S. P. 
Maydale Co., Town Check, S. P. 
A. Johnson, Town Check, S. P. 
F. E. Billin<?s, Town Check, S. P. 
Webster Pub. Co., Town Check, S. P. 
A. W. Davis Co., Town Check, S. P. 



25 


00 






129 


04 






3 


00 






20 


00 






12 


76 






2 


25 






1 


00 






1 


96 






29 


96 






11 


33 










$104,237 


09 



Received of Chas. A. Durkee, Collector: 



Interest, 1930 
Town Taxes, 1931 
Excise Taxes, 1931 
Town Taxes, 1932 
Excise Taxes, 1932 
Town Taxes, 1933 
Excise Taxes, 1933 



$13 
13,995 

1.363 
14,601 

1,137 
55,044 

3,274 



56 
23 
46 
93 

72 
64 
38 



Total Receipts 



$89,430 92 
$238,734 36 



Payments, 193 3 



Selectmen's Orders (Hoit) 


$6,679 49 


(Durkee) 


22,384 50 


(Soar) 


172,029 93 


State Taxes 


5,327 98 


Transferred to Public Welfare (Durkee 




Account) 


270 29 


Protested Check, Nurse's Services 


3 00 




$206,695 19 



Cash Balance, December 31, 1933 



$32,039 17 



NOTE: Check received from Bonding Company is not 
included in itemized receipts. The amount of the in- 
debtedness included in Cash Balance 1/1/33 Due 
Cemetery Funds $675.00 overdraw Pept. Care. 



WM. HENRY SOAR, 



reasurer. 



117 



OUTSTANDING NOTES AND BONDS 

Anticipation Revenue Note 135, Due July 25, 1934 $10,000 00 

Anticipation Revenue Note 137, Due Oct. 11, 1934 10,000 00 

Anticipation Revenue Note 1 38, Due June 21,1934 25,000 00 

High School Bonds, Due 1934 to 1945 33,000 00 

County Hospital Note 12 7. Due 1934 2,500 00 



ELIZABETH WHITE FUND 
Balance, January 1, 1933: 

Principal Fund 
Unexpended Balance 



Received Interest: 

Worcester North Savings 

Waltham Savings 

East Cambridge Savings 

Charlestown Five Cent 

Lowell Savings Inst. 

Andover Savings 

North Middlesex Savings 

Lawrence Savings 

Athol Savings 

Amherst Savings 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 

Worcester Five Cent 

Marlboro Savings 

Assabet Inst. Savings (income) 

North Middlesex Savings (income) 



$25,000 


00 


2,301 


44 


$26 


25 


70 


00 


70 


00 


70 


00 


60 


00 


70 


00 


35 


00 


34 


98 


35 


00 


35 


00 


35 


00 


35 


00 


35 


00 


11 


83 




75 



$27,301 44 



623 8 



$27,925 25 



Balance. December 31, 1933 

Amherst Savings Bank 
Middlesex Inst, for Savings 
Worcester Five Cent 
Lowell Inst, for Savings 
Waltham Savings Bank 
Worcester North Savings 
Lawrence Savings Bank 
Charlestown Five Cent 
Marlborough Savings Bank 
East Cambridge Savings 
Andover Savings Bank 
North Middlesex Savings 



$2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


1.000 


00 


2.000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 



118 



Athol Savings Bank 

Hudson Savings Bank 

North Middlesex Savings (income) 

Paid Trustee's Orders for 1933 



2,000 00 

1,000 00 

529 60 



$26,529 60 
1,395 65 

$27,925 25 



WM. HENRY SOAR, Treasurer. 



CEMETERY FUNDS 



Balance, January 1, 1933 


$35,607 


21 


Unexpended Balance 


5,602 


99 


Received for Perpetual Care: 






George Knowlton, Mt. Hope 


$100 


00 


S. P. Morton and Clara Murphy, Woodlawn 1 25 


00 


Frank Pratt, Woodlawn 


100 


00 


Plimy George, Mt. Hope 


75 


00 


Katharine M. Harris, Woodlawn 


100 


00 


Wm. H. Wood, Woodlawn 


100 


00 


Lewis Wood, Woodlawn 


100 


00 


Ellis Wetherbee, Mt. Hope 


100 


00 


Received Interest: 






Worcester North Savings 


$52 


50 


Warren Inst. Savings 


66 


00 


Boston Five Cent 


60 


00 


East Cambridge Savings 


70 


00 


Charlestown Five Cent 


105 


00 


Charlestown Five Cent 


10 


50 


Charlestown Five Cent 


8 


76 


Suffolk Savings 


90 


00 


Home Savings 


35 


00 


Athol Savings 


18 


37 


Worcester Five Cent 


26 


25 


Marlborough Savings 


17 


50 


West and South Water Bonds 


138 


00 


Middlesex Inst. Savings 


50 


31 


Middlesex Inst. Savings (income) 


1 


99 


North Middlesex Savings 


41 


27 


Assabet Inst. Savings (income) 


195 


91 



$41,210 20 



$800 00 



$987 36 
$42,997 56 



119 



Balance, December 31, 1933: 

Middlesex Inst. Savings $3,225 41 

Charlestown Five Cent 1,500 00 

Boston Five Cent Savings 2,000 00 

Warren Inst. Savings 2,200 00 

Worcester Five Cent Savings 1,500 00 

Worcester North Savings 2,000 00 

Marlborough Savings 1,000 00 

East Cambridge Savings 2,000 00 

Suffolk Savings 3,000 00 

Home Savings 1,000 00 

Maynard Trust Co. 3,228 96 

Hudson Savings 2,400 00 

Charlestown Five Cent 300 00 

Charlestown Five Cent 250 00 

Charlestown Five Cent 1,500 00 

Athol Savings 1,050 00 

Central Savings 1,000 00 

North Middlesex Savings 3,490 45 

Assabet Inst. Savings 3,035 64 

Middlesex Inst. Savings (in-^oiTie) 921 15 

West and South Water Bonds 3,300 00 

Transfer to Cemetery Surplus (32) 307 90 

Transfer to Town Account 2,788 05 



NOTE: Due from Town Account $675.00 overdraw 
on Perpetual Care. 

West and South Water Bond redeemed, funds de- 
posited in the Middlesex Inst, for Savings ($300.00) 



$42,997 56 



WM. HENRY SOAR, Treasurer. 



LUKE BLANCHARD CEMETERY FUND 



Balance, January 1, 1933 

Received Interest: 
Warren Savings 
Charlestown Five Cent 
Charlestown Five Cent 
Massachusetts Savings 



$1 26 
8 31 
3 20 

35 09 


$1,406 72 
$47 86 




$1,454 58 



120 



I 



Balance, December 31, 1933: 

Warren Inst. Savings $86 1 6 

Charlestown Five Cent 244 29 

Charlestown Five Cent 94 53 

Massachusetts Savings 1,004 60 

$1,429 58 

Transfer to Town Account 25 00 



$1,454 58 



WM. HENRY SOAR, Treasurer. 

CEMETERY SURPLUS FUND 
Balance, January 1, 1933 $996 00 

Received Interest: 

Assabet Inst. Savings 

Transfer from Cemeter}/^ Funds 



Balance, December 31, 1933 
Transfer to Town Account 



WM. HENRY SOAR. Treasurer. 

19TH OF APRIL FUND 
Balance, January 1, 1933 $238 18 

Received Interest: 
Middlesex Inst. Savings 8 39 



37 
307 


83 
90 


$1,341 


73 


$1,212 
129 


69 
04 


$1,341 


73 



$246 57 



Balance, December 31, 1933: 

Middlesex Inst. Savings $246 57 

WM. HENRY SOAR, Treasurer, 

121 



FIREMEN'S RELIEF FUND 
Balance, January 1, 1933 

Received Interest: 
Middlesex Inst. Savings 



$500 27 

17 66 

$517 93 



Balance, December 31, 1933 
Paid Trustee's Order 



$501 43 
16 50 

$517 93 
WM. HENRY SOAR. Treasurer. \ 



WILDE MEMORIAL LIBRARY FUND 



Balance, January 1, 1933: 

Principal Fund 
Minnie Davis Fund 



Received Interest: 

Charlestown Five Cent 
Home Savings 
West Shore R. R. Bond 
Cambridg'e Savings 
Maynard Trust (income) 



Balance, December 31, 1933 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 
Warren Inst. Savings 
Middlesex Inst. Savings 
Lowell City Inst. Savings 
Home Savings 
Massachusetts Savings 
Charlestown Five Cent 
Cambridge Savings 
Maynard Trust (income) 
Cambridge Savings 
West Shore R. R. Bond 



$13,972 


92 






300 


00 










$14,272 


92 


$105 


00 


y ^ 


35 


00 






20 


00 






35 


28 






26 


71 










221 


99 






y 7 




$14,494 


91 


$1,000 


00 






2,000 


00 






817 


00 






1,000 


00 






1,000 


00 






1,000 


00 






3,000 


00 






2,016 


90 






659 


28 






300 


00 






1,000 


00 







122 



Transfer to Town Account (1932) 356 05 

Transfer to Town Account (1933) 345 68 

$14,494 9 



WM. HENRY SOAR, Treasurer. 



ACTON FIREMEN'S RELIEF FUND 
Balance, August 1, 1933 

Received Interest: 
Middlesex Inst. Savings 



Balance, December 31, 1933: 

Middlesex Inst. Savings $237 06 



$235 


00 


2 


06 


$237 


06 



WM. HENRY SOAR, Treasurer. 



SUSAN NO YES HOSMER CEMETERY FUND 



Balance, January 1, 1933 

Principal Fund 
Unexpended Balance 



Received Interest: 

Town of Acton on Notes 
Worcester North Savings 
Waltham Savings 
Lexington Savings 
Charlestown Five Cent 
Farmer's and Mechanics 
Winchendon Savings 
Medford Savings 
Andover Savings 
North Middlesex Savings 
Athol Savings 
Arlington Five Cent 
Springfield Inst. Savings 
Lynn Five Cent 
Middlesex Savings 
Leominster Savings 
Franklin Savings 



$82,238 


95 


141 


31 




^82 380 26 


$400 


00 


78 


75 


175 


00 


90 


00 


175 


00 


175 


00 


175 


00 


105 


00 


105 


00 


52 


48 


52 


50 


87 


50 


52 


50 


43 


75 


56 


66 


52 


50 


52 


50 



123 



Cambridge Savings 


43 


75 






Springfield Five Cent 


87 


50 


\ 




Hudson Savings 


70 


00 






Marlborough Savings 


52 


50 






Middlesex Inst. Savings (income) 


27 


16 


2,210 


05 










$84,590 


31 


Balance, December 31, 1933: 










Waltham Savings 


$2,000 


00 






Worcester North Savings 


3,000 


00 






Charlestown Five Cent 


5,000 


00 






Springfield Inst. Savings 


3,000 


00 






Medford Savings 


3,000 


00 






Franklin Savings 


3,000 


00 






Athol Savings 


3,000 


00 






Marlborough Savings 


3,000 


00 






Leominster Savings 


3,000 


00 






Andover Savings 


3,000 


00 






Arlington Savings 


4,000 


00 






Lexington Savings 


3,000 


00 






Winchendon Savings 


5,000 


00 






Farmer s and Mechanic s 


5,000 


00 






Lynn Five Cent 


2,500 


00 






Cambridge Savings 


2,500 


00 






Hudson Savings 


3,000 


00 






Middlesex Institution 


3,238 


95 






North Middlesex Savings 


2,999 


96 






Note, Town of Acton 


10,000 


00 






Note, Town of Acton 


10,000 


00 






Middlesex Inst. Savings, balance 


34 


77 


$82,273 


68 
04 


Federal Bank Tax 






Transfer to Town Account ( 1 932) 


$361 


90 






Transfer to Town Account (1933) 


1,954 


69 


$2,316 


59 










$84,590 


31 



Note Due from Tow^n General Cash $0.99. 

WM. HENRY SOAR, Treasurer. 



124 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 



I have examined the books and accounts of the Treasurer and 
Collector of Taxes of the Town of Acton and have found them 
correct to the best of my knowledge. Notices w^ill be mailed to the 
delinquent taxpayers. 

HOWARD L. JONES, 

Town Accountant. 



125 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



School Department 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ACTION 

MASSACHUSETTS 

For the Year Ending December 31, 1 933 




The Kennison Print 

Ayer, Mass. 

1934 



ORGANIZATION 



School Committee 



Dr. Randall Woodworth, Chairman 

Mrs. Frank Price 

Mrs. Aibertie Mead 

Mr. Arthur \^hitcomb 

Mrs. Oliver Wood 

Mr. Forrest Bean 



Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 



expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 



1936 
1935 
1936 
1934 
1934 
1935 



South Acton, Mass. 



Superintendent 

John F. Hough 
Office— High School Building. Tel. 1 1 



Schcol Physician, Dr. Ernest A. Maxell, Acton; School Nurse, Miss 
Lillian Frost, North Acton; Attendance Officer, Michael Foley, South 
Acton. 

School Calendar 

January 8, 1934 — All schools reopened. 
February 21, 1934 — All schools close. 
February 26, 1934 — All schools reopen. 
April 13, 1934 — All schools close. 

April 23, 1934 All schools reopen. 

May 30, 1934 — Memorial Day; no school. 

June 8, 1934 — Grades I to VIII, inclusive, close. 

June 22, 1934 — High School closes. 

June 25, 1934 — Graduation. 

September 4, 1934 — High School reopens. 

September 10, 1934 — Grades I to VIII, inclusive, reopen. 

November 28, 1934 — All schools close. 

December 3, 1934 — All schools reopen. 

December 21, 1934 — All schools close. 

January 7, 1935 — All schools reopen. 

Legal Holidays 

January 1 , February 22, April 1 9, May 30, July 4, first Monday of 
September, October 1 2, November 1 1 , Thanksgiving Day, Christ- 
mas Day (the day following when any of those mentioned occurs 
on Sunday). 

Arbor Day falls on the last Saturday in April, and is not a legal 
holiday. 

Flag Day falls on June 1 4, and is not a legal holiday. It should be 
observed by proper exercises by any school in session on that day. 

NO-SCHOOL SIGNAL— Time: 7:30 A. M. 
Acton Center and South Acton 2-2-2-2 blasts 

West Acton 1 - 1 blasts 



TEACHERS IN SERVICE, DECEMBER 31, 1933 



Center School: 

Ella Miller 
Ruth Brennan 
Gertrude Puhakka 



App. 



Where Educated 



Home Address 



1896 Framingham Normal Acton 
1931 Lowell Normal Lowell 

1931 Fitchburg Normal Fitchburg 



Soulh School: 

Julia McCarthy 
Florence Merriam 
Jessie Kinnevan 



1906 Fitchburg Normal 
1927 Fitchburg Normal 
1929 Worcester Normal 



South Acton 
South Acton 
Worcester 



West School: 

Harriet Suchovsky 
Elise Dickerman 
Madeline AUard 



1929 Framingham Normal Clinton 
1926 Fitchburg Normal Ayer 
1928 Lowell Normal Lowell 



High School Building: 

Marion Towne 1921 

MaryStolte 1931 

Marjorie Jones 1931 

Barbara Douglass 1931 

Elsie Bixby 1927 

Edith Ames 1928 

Margaret Boornazian 1929 
Walter Holt 1928 

Robert Dolan 1930 

Henry Hopkinson 1930 
John Hough 1927 



Smith College 
Middlebury College 
Simmons College 
Univ. of Vermont 
Framingham Normal 
Boston University 
Simmons College 
Boston University 
Dartmouth College 
Clark University 
Northeastern Law 
Middlebury, Harvard, 
Colgate 



Concord 
Brattleboro, Vt. 
South Acton 
Winchester, N. H. 
Woodville 

Melrose 
Methuen 
South Acton 
Marlboro 
West Acton 
South Acton 



Supervisor of Manual Training: 

George Braman Wentworth Institute Acton 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



To the Voters of Acton: 

The School Committee presents herewith its annual report to- 
gether with the report of the Superintendent, w^hich has the approval 
of the Committee, and is recommended for your study and atten- 
tion. 

The school system has functioned fairly normally during the past 
year. The pared appropriation hindered somewhat, but the C.W.A. 
came to our assistance. Work which we normally would have had 
to do out of our ow^n appropriation has been taken care of by 
that bit of legislation, a help to the tow^nspeople as well as ourselves. 
The high school building has been thoroughly painted inside, which 
is quite refreshing. The leaking walls have been thoroughly calked 
and waterproofed, which will be a great benefit to the structure. 
These projects were absolutely done of necessity, and would have 
cost the town in the vicinity of two thousand dollars, whereas, its cost 
to the town for part of the material was approximately two hundred 
eighty dollars. 

Music and draw^ing have been taken from the schedule due to lack 
of funds. Reinstatement of the two subjects is a hope of the Com- 
mittee as well as many of the parents. 

At our last meeting, before this writing, the Committee spent prac- 
tically the entire evening estimating for the coming year. After de- 
ducting fixed charges and practicing economies in every way, a vote 
was passed unanimously to ask the town for $41 ,500, to carry on for 
the ensuing year — which we hope will be granted. 

Record, the Committee is w^orking for you and your schools, and 
at no time is there a trace of selfishness involved. Give this problem 
of running your schools some serious thought and support our war- 
ranted needs at Town Meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. N. WOODWORTH, Chairman. 



COMPARISON OF COSTS FOR OPERATING 
ACTON SCHOOLS 



Massachusetts School Fund: 
Part I 
Part II 
State Wards 



1933 


1932 


1931 


1930 


,885 00 


$3,530 00 


$3,736 00 


$3,610 00 


None 


1,879 92 


1,565 07 


1,909 84 


651 16 


801 77 


580 58 


151 76 



Total from State $4,536 16 

Out-of-town tuition * 3,229 64 



Total $7,765 80 

Expended from appropriation 39,999 63 



$6,211 
1,692 


69 

01 


$7,903 
42,999 


70 
13 



$5,881 
2,486 


65 
15 


$8,367 
44,863 


80 
47 



$5,671 
2,670 


60 
15 


$8,341 
44,534 


75 
21 



Net cost to town $32,233 83 $35,095 43 $36,495 67 $36,192 46 

Appropriation $40,000 00 $43,000 00 $45,000 00 $45,000 00 

Special appropriation 1,100 00 3.500 00 
*$979.02 for 1932 tuition 



ESTIMATES OF EXPENSES FOR 1934 

General Control: 

Superintendent's Salary $2,000 00 

Secretary 5 72 76 

Telephone 50 00 

Other office expenses 20 24 



$2,643 00 



Ejcpenses of Instruction: 

High School Principal $1,200 00 

Supervisors 900 00 

High School Teachers 10,300 00 

Elementary Teachers 14,227 00 

High School Textbooks 400 00 

Elementary Textbooks 400 00 

High School Stationery and Supplies 250 00 

Elementary Stationery and Supplies 250 00 



27,927 00 



Expenses of Operation: 

High School Janitor $1,300 00 

High School Fuel 800 00 

^Miscellaneous, electricity, etc. 450 00 

Elementary Janitors 2,078 00 

Elementary Fuel 1,000 00 

^Miscellaneous, electricity, etc. 300 00 

5,928 00 

Maintenance and repairs $500 00 500 00 

Transportation 4,000 00 4,000 00 



Health 200 00 200 00 

^Miscellaneous, census, inspections, etc. 302 00 302 00 



$41,500 00 
*See itemized report. 



SUMMARY OF EXPENSES FOR SUPPORT FOR YEAR 
ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1933 



General Control 

Salary and other expenses of Superintendent $2,643 1 2 

Elxpenses of Instruction 
Salaries of Teachers and Supervisors: 

Elementary 

High School 

Principal of High School 

Supervisors 



High School Textbooks 
Elementary Textbooks 
High School stationery and supplies 
Elementary stationery and supplies 



Total Expenses of Instruction 

Expenses of Operation 

High School: 

Wages and Janitor $1,300 00 

Fuel 618 26 

Miscellaneous 431 33 



$14,167 30 

10,240 00 

1,200 00 

477 95 


26,085 
975 


25 
99 


$285 03 
248 00 
252 59 
190 37 








$27,061 


24 



ementary: 


South 


West 


Center 






Wages of Janitor 


$722 00 


$684 00 


$672 00 


2,078 


00 


Fuel 


261 35 


298 00 


244 17 


803 


52 


Miscellaneous 


75 35 


72 58 


89 52 


237 


45 



$1,058 70 $1,054 58 $1,005 69 $3,118 97 
Total High and Elementary Operating Expense $5,468 56 



Maintenance and Repairs 



High School 
Elementary 


South 

$25 27 


West 
$46 48 


Center 

$24 20 


$298 29 
95 95 



Total Maintenance and Repairs $394 24 

Auxilisury Agencies 

Health $200 00 

Transportation 4,000 00 

Libraries 7 00 

Tuition 183 62 

Miscellaneus ' 41 85 



$4,432 47 



Total Expended 39,999 63 

Unexpended Balance 37 

$40,000 00 

Special Appropriation for Electrical Wiring 1,100 00 



PAID FOR SUPPORT FOR YEAR ENDING 
DECEMBER 31, 1933 



General Control 








Superintendent, Salary 




$2,000 


00 




Secretary 




572 


76 




Office Expenses: 










N. E. Tel. and Tel. Company 




47 


86 




Wright & Potter Printing Co., 










acc't paper 




8 


34 




Bostitch Sales Co., staplers 




5 


55 




School Service Co., office record 


cards 


3 


11 




Murphy & Snyder, mark sheets 




5 


50 




Total General Control 






$2,643 12 



Expenses of Instruction 

Supervisor's Salary, Music $240 00 

Supervisor's Salary, Drawing 1 68 00 
Supervisor's Salary and Expenses, 

Manual Training 69 95 



477 95 



Principal's Salary, High School 1,200 00 

High School Teachers' Salaries: 

Henry Hopkinson $2,000 00 

Walter Holt 1,800 00 

Robert Dolan 1,400 00 

Elsie Bixby I 1,700 00 

Margaret Boornazian 1,500 00 

Barbara Douglass 1,140 00 

Edith Ames, part 700 00 

10,240 00 



Elementary Teachers' Salaries: 




Marion Towne 


$1,350 00 


Mary Stolte 


1,000 00 


Marjorie Jones, part 


477 30 


Edith Ames, part 


700 00 


Ella Miller 


1,370 00 


Ruth Brennan 


980 00 


Gertrude Puhakka 


935 00 


Julia McCarthy 


1,400 00 


Jessie Kinnevan 


1,100 00 


Florence Merriam 


1,250 00 


Harriet Suchovsky 


1,300 00 


Elise Dickerman 


1.200 00 


Madeline Allard 


1,050 00 


Flora B. Reed, substitute 


55 00 


High School Textbooks: i 




D. C. Heath & Company 


$44 48 


Ginn & Company 


12 08 


Edward E. Babb & Co., Inc. 


22 36 


Noble & Noble 


5 72 


Benj. H. Sanborn & Company 


49 97 


South-Western Publishing Co. 


15 32 


Gregg Publishing Co. 


2 36 


The Macmillan Company 


86 91 


Allyn & Bacon 


27 48 


Henry Holt & Company 


4 56 


Iroquois Publishing Co. 


10 47 


John C. Winston Company 


3 32 



Elementary Textbooks: 

Welles Publishing Company $26 38 

Houghton Mifflin Company 1 20 

Arlo Publishing Company 7 98 



14,167 30 



$285 03 



The Macmillan Company 
World Book Company 
Ginn 6c Company 
American Book Company 
Scott, Foresman & Company 
Silver, Burdett & Company 
Milton Bradley Company 
John C. Winston Company 



High School Stationery and Supplies: 

Boston Music Company 

Royal Typewriter Co., platen knob 

South-Western Publishing Co., 

Practice sets, bookkeeping paper 
John C. Winston, business forms and 

record books 
Murphy & Snyder, science paper and 

report cards 
Edward E. Babb & Co., Inc., paper, 

pencils, and envelopes 
Vannah Lithograph Co., diplomas 
J. L. Hammett Co., supplies, paper 
Wilbur D. Gilpatric, paper 
Ginn & Company, blank books 
Perkins & Butler, mimeograph paper 
Gledhill Brothers, pencils 



Elementary Stationery and Supplies: 

American Book Company, 

arithmetic workbooks $6 2 7 

Ditto Inc., seat work, ink 6 91 
Edward E. Babb & Company, Inc., 

seat work, inkwell tops, other supplies 67 22 

Boston Music Company 56 
J. L. Hammett Company, 

arithmetic paper, flag 44 60 
South Acton Coal & Lumber Co., lumber 

for Manual Training 9 63 
Baker & Taylor Co., Economy Writing Pads 3 16 

Dura Binding Co., rebound books 35 76 

Murphy & Snyder, report cards 6 00 

Gledhill Bros., pencils 7 96 

A. W. Davis Co., Manual Training supplies 2 30 



20 


35 


13 


98 


48 


19 


12 


34 


55 


61 


56 


68 


3 


79 


1 


50 


$7 


55 




25 


13 


94 


10 


02 


13 


75 


53 


19 


38 


05 


85 


07 


5 


63 


5 


55 


11 


63 


7 


96 



248 00 



252 59 



$190 37 



High School Operating Expenses 

Daniel MacDougall, Janitor 

David Clayton, Janitor substitute 

Norman Perkins, Janitor substitute 

A. W. Davis Co., coal, turpentine, vice, si 

Boston Consolidated Gas Co. 

John Dunivan, refill chemicals 

West Disinfecting Co., paper towels 

Maydale Spring Co., distilled water 

C. B. Dolge Co., ban, Alta-Co 

Kenney Bros. & Wolkins, corner irons 

Finney & Hoit, cord 

Edison Electric Illuminating Co. 

West & South Water Supply 

Masury- Young, myco gloss, spray oil 

Dallman Company, mops, cleaning cloths 

Edward E. Babb & Co., Inc., Dri-Brite 

Strong & Tracy, fly hangers 

MacPherson's Hardware, lock spindles 

A. P. W. Paper Company, toilet cabinets, paper 

Gledhill Bros., irons, hinges, braces, penci 

American Brush Co., Inc., floor brushes 



$1,279 


00 


3 


00 


18 


00 


ovel 621 


45 


38 


05 


3 


00 


49 


40 


2 


25 


25 


15 


1 


60 


1 


92 


138 


00 


24 


57 


62 


30 


15 


58 


11 


75 


1 


20 


1 


00 


paper 9 


90 


ils 33 


02 


9 


45 



$2,349 59 



Elementary Operating Elxpense 





South 


West 




Center 






Janitor 


$722 


00 


$684 


00 


$672 


00 


$2,078 


00 


Fuel 


261 


35 


296 


00 


244 


17 


803 


52 




$983 


35 


$982 


00 


$916 


17 


$2,881 


52 


' 


Miscellaneous 
















South 


West 


Center 






C. B. Dodge Co., ban 




$4 


09 


$4 


08 


$4 


08 






Edison Electric 111. Co. 




19 


50 


15 


00 


15 


30 






A. W. Davis Co., glass 


, etc. 






10 


65 










John Dunivan, refill 




















chemicals 




1 


00 


1 


00 


1 


00 






West Disinfecting Co. 




24 


70 


24 


70 


24 


70 






West & South Water 




12 


45 


17 


15 


35 


04 






E. P. Gates, repairs 












1 


00 






So. Acton Coal & Lumber 










1 


40 






J. Pederson, sand 












3 


00 






Frank E. Fitts, broom 




1 


66 














E. S. Fobes, janitor work 










4 


00 







10 



Geo. H. Reed, brooms 2 1 

L. C. Hastings, janitor 9 85 



$75 35 $72 58 $89 52 237 45 

Total Elementary Operating Expense $3,1 18 97 

High School Maintenance and Repairs 

Albert E.Sims $11 64 

Benj. Sawyer 2 80 

Allen Chair Company, desk boards 10 80 

Typewriter Maintenance Co. 40 32 

IdealMetal Weather Strip Co., calking 62 50 

West Disinfecting Co., porofil 31 50 

Standard Office Machine Co., repair 

mimeograph 24 00 

James N. Berry & E. H. Hollowell 62 82 

William B. Holt 26 32 

Kenney Bros. & Wolkins, desk flats 18 15 

L. T. Fullonton, rent for staging and equipment 6 00 

So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co. 1 44 

$298 29 



Elementary Maintenance and Repairs 



Albert E. Sims 
Benjamin Sawyer 
Kenney Bros. & Wolkins, 

Hektograph 
W. B. Holt 
E. R. Sanborn 
O. D. Wood 
Acton Motor Co. 
J. W. Livermore 
W. F. Blaisdell 



South West Center 
$2 80 
$4 00 



6 
15 



26 
01 



$41 
5 



48 
00 



10 40 
1 00 
5 00 
5 00 



$25 27 $46 48 $24 20 



$95 95 



Total High and Elementary Maintenance and Repairs $394 24 



AUXILIARY AGENCIES 

Health 

Dr. Ernest Mayell, examinations in high and 
elementary schools 



$200 00 



11 



Transportation 

A. W. Davis 4,000 00 

Library 

National Geographic Society, magazine $6 00 

R. H. Hinkley Co., supplement for 

Doubleday 1 00 

7 00 



Tuition 

City of Somerville $ I 5 38 

City of Lowell 161 44 

City of Worcester 6 80 



183 62 



Miscellaneous Elxpenses 

Laffin's Bedford Express $4 00 

C. C. Cullinane, express 35 

Lyle Reynolds, sand 1 00 

Jesse A. Briggs, sand I 50 

Louisa N. Wood, school census 30 00 
Commissioner of Public Safety, 

boiler inspection 5 00 



41 85 



$4,432 47 



Total Expended $39,999 63 

Unexpended balance 37 

Special Appropriation for Electrical Wiring 1 , 1 00 00 



12 



Report of the School Superintendent 



To the School Committee and Voters of Acton: 

Herewith is submitted the fourth annual report as Superintendent 
of Schools, and Principal of the High School, of the present incum- 
bent. Last year there was appended to this report some comparative 
statistics and computations which showed that it had cost about 37 
cents a day per child, to educate children in Acton during the year 
1932. This year there has been an increase in enrollment, making 
the total 525, as against 5 1 of last year. With this increased enroll- 
ment we have had a decreased appropriation, $40,000.00 as against 
$43,000.00 of last year. I should like to reiterate here, the state- 
ment made in the last previous superintendent's report, that there 
is a figure for the cost of education below which it is dangerous to go. 

Because of the reduction in appropriation for schools, we have 
had to eliminate from our regular curriculum music and art, and we 
started the year with no supervisor in manual training. But George 
Braman very generously offered to do that work with the boys free 
gratis. He has the training and experience that fit him admirably 
for that position, and 1, for one, feel that he has taken a load from 
my shoulders. I hope that the town may find some way to reward 
such public-spirited service. 

It is, probably, false economy to eliminate music and art from our 
program. No one can truthfully deny that there exists today among 
us, a new and changing social order. It is just as foolish to think 
that the old order of education can function properly and effectively 
in this new social order as it is to think that a man could travel from 
Acton to his work in Boston every day with a horse and buggy. But 
many do drive there every day in an automobile. 

The first high schools, which grew out of the private secondary 
schools or academies some fifty years ago, had a very definite aim. 
That aim was neither education nor training. It was preparation 
for college. The majority of boys of secondary school age were at 
work. The minority were in high schools or academies preparing 
for college, where they would, in turn, prepare for some profession. 
Today the situation is vastly different. Then, only the pick of the 
young were going to high schools; today, those w^ho come to high 
school vary greatly in scholarly ability, and at least fifty per cent of 
them, under conditions w^hich obtained fifty years ago, would not 
be in school at all, but to work. Our changing social order has taken 

13 



away that work now, and it is my belief that education in high schools 
has not sufficiently met the need in its curricula to replace it. A very 
small percentage of our graduates from secondary schools will read 
history or do algebra or arithmetic or read the classics, but all will 
read newspapers and magazines and go to the theatres. They will 
have homes to decorate and make beautiful, and all of them will 
play some musical instrument. Ail will listen to music by means of 
the radio or what not. Thus music and art take their places with the 
other subjects that we teach in high schools. The least that w^e can 
do for the many whom the changing social order has brought to our 
schools is to give them some subjects that will be of immediate use 
to them, and furnish some mental satisfaction to them w^hen their 
right to work has been taken away by machines. 

In the hour of need the teachers, the janitors, and also Mr. Davis, 
who has the contract for transporting school children, did their share, 
by contributing a part of their salaries to the Welfare Department of 
the town. It is to be hoped that under present conditions, when our 
Government is putting forth so much effort to put people back to 
work, to raise the prices of commodities, etc., these people will at 
least be kept to their former status. The total of this contribution, 
amounted to about $2200.00, and therefore decreased the sum ap- 
propriated for the use of schools a corresponding amount, because 
the School Department had to pay all employees the full amount of 
their salaries, after which, amounts contributed were deducted from 
the individual checks. Thus, in reality the sum of money that the 
School Department had to operate with amounted to that much less 
than the actual $40,000.00 appropriated, or $37,800.00. The town 
was reimbursed this past year on account of tuitions, and returns 
from the State Department, $7765.80. 1 think that it is not generally 
understood that the town receives about $8,000.00 each year from 
the sources above mentioned, but that the same is not available for 
the use of the schools. It is, however, available for the use of the 
town. It is money earned by the schools of the town, a cash return 
for an investment made by the tow^n. And when an appropriation 
for schools is under consideration it ought to be understood that ap- 
proximatelv the above enumerated sum will be returned from those 
sources. It will cost no less this year to operate the schools than it did 
last year, for prices of school supplies and books have increased, as 
have practically all other prices. 

But it may be a pleasant change to turn from the financial side to 
other features of the school. Budgets, and cuts, and raises do not 
alter to a very great extent the human material that teachers have to 
work with. The young are still tliere before us to be developed in 
such way as we can develop them, in spite of the Gold Standard or 
N.R.A. And in the Acton schools we have all tried to function as 
normally as has been possible in these abnormal times. 

14 



At the last graduation it was gratifying to see so many turn out at 
the Town Hall, where the exercises were held for the first time. We 
had twenty-eight in that graduating class, seven of whom had had a 
rating of over eighty in their four years' work. In this year's gradu- 
ating class, that of June, 1 934, we have to date five who have a four- 
year rating of over eighty-five, and three more who have a four-year 
rating of over eighty. The valedictorian has a rating of ninety-five, 
which would be an unusual record in any school. Of course these 
marks do not mean so much as some seem to think, but they serve 
as indicators for comparison. I could point to two members of the 
graduating class, especially, who are w^hat I consider excellent types 
of a well balanced life, a girl and a boy. In speaking of these I do not 
in any way detract from the excellence of others who deserve com- 
mendation. Rather do I indicate an elevation of the w^hole class in 
the praise of these two, for association with them cannot but make a 
group better. The girl is one of the most excellent scholars 1 have 
ever seen, having reached for her four-year average the highest rating 
ever reached in our high school. Besides this, she is a girl of fine per- 
sonality and poise, is one of our best representatives in sports, and is 
also active in social affairs, such as girls' clubs, church organizations, 
etc. She is alw^ays pleasant, even-tempered, and alert, and has the 
respect of all her classmates and schoolmates, a credit to any school. 

The latter characteristics are also outstanding in the boy. In the 
case of most pupils there are at least some teachers who can and do 
find qualities, usually of personality and of temperament, which they 
consider detrimental to the w^hole rounded life of the individual. 
But in this case the person in question, while not quite up to the high 
level in scholarship of his feminine classmate, has an equal amount of 
equilibrium and poise. He has played an important part in all 
three of the major sports in high school, and has always been co- 
operative with teachers and supervisors in whatever way he could. 

The town of Acton can well be proud of such graduates from its 
high school, and whether or not they make their mark in what the 
world generally calls success, one can be assured that they w^ill do the 
right and honorable thing in an efficient manner. 

It has been the effort of the school management to use the facili- 
ties at hand to give the pupils w^ho attend the schools of the town 
the broadest education possible and the kind best suited to develop 
well balanced and rounded lives. In doing such a thing it is quite as 
necessary to provide for physical recreation as for mental effort. 
The time is at hand when education must provide its devotees with 
w^ays and means to use their enforced leisure time. It is not enough 
to while away idle hours in malicious thought and gossip. The 
minds of high school graduates, w^ho w^ill find increasingly more time 
on their hands in the new social order, must have sown w^ithin them 
seeds that will germinate into healthy ideals and ideas, not only of 
work, but of play and of beauty. 

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Quite as important as history, algebra, Latin, and other foreign 
languages in our curriculum, are music, especially instrumental, art, 
physical education and games, wood working hobbies, animal hob- 
bies, etc. To the extent that a school can incorporate these and 
similar courses in its program, to the same extent can it consider 
itself as preparing its graduates to meet conditions in the peculiar 
world situation that obtains after today's graduation is over. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN F. HOUGH, Superintendent. 



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Report of Domestic Science Teacher 



Mr. John Hough, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 
Dear Sir: 

In the Eighth Grade Sewing Class there are thirty-two pupils. 
Three projects have been planned — a slip, pair of pajamas, and a 
school dress. These three articles, in the process of making, will in- 
clude all the fundamental stitches and seams, and the proper use of 
the sewing machine. Twenty-three garments have been finished to 
date. When these articles are finished, special lessons on darning, 
household mending, and sewing will be given. 

Those pupils who neglect to bring their sewing are given material 
to practice stitches, and they also hem dish cloths. 

One afternoon a week, after school, has been spent in teaching 
plain knitting. 

There are three classes of Cooking. A great deal of responsibil- 
ity is given these classes, for after they have completed their indi- 
vidual cooking, they must prepare the luncheon and cafeteria table 
for serving — each and every girl having special work to do. More 
difficult dishes to prepare are given the Eighth Grade Cooking 
Classes. 

The Cafeteria is self-supporting and has the following report 
to make: 

Cash on hand, January 1, 1933 $20 71 

Total sales for fiscal year 1 , 1 00 17 

Cost of supplies $1,097 70 

Cash on hand, December 31,1933 23 18 



$1,120 88 $1,120 88 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDITH M. AMES. 



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Report of the School Physician 



Mr. John Hough, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

Dear Sir: 

I herewith submit my annual report as school physician. 

Physical examinations were completed in October. 

There have been no serious outbreaks of any contagious diseases, 
and the general physical health has been very good. 

The improvement in the posture of the pupils of the High and 
Junior High Schools has been very noticeable, and I think physical 
training has done much to bring this about. 

I wish again to thank the Superintendent, teachers, and nurse for 
their valuable assistance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
' E. A. MAYELL, M. D. 



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Report of School Nurse 



Mr. John Hough, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

Dear Sir: 

The Physical Examinations for the year were completed by the 
School Physician during October, with the following result: 

Total number of examinations by Doctor 545 

Defects found: 

Tonsils and Adenoids 46 

Glands 1 69 

Poor posture 1 1 8 

Teeth 210 

Heart (irregularities) 1 8 

Report of school examinations during the school year by school 
nurse: 

Special examinations 1 809 

Simple dressings 103 

Sanitary inspection of all buildings 1 08 

Home visits 289 

Individual instruction 1 76 

Pupils excluded because of communicable diseases 5 7 

Pupils taken home ill 1 8 

Pupils taken to the eye specialists 8 

Pupils taken to the dentist 1 6 

There w^ere twenty-seven children examined at the pre-school con- 
ference in May. Fourteen others were examined by their family 
physician, leaving only a very small number of the children entering 
school in September that had not received a thorough physical ex- 
amination before school started. Many defects found w^ere cor- 
rected before school opened. In this way our children are getting a 
better start. 

Two children were sent to Camp Virginia in Bolton. Both chil- 
dren showed marked improvement. Tliis was made possible by our 
Tuberculosis Seal Sale. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LILLIAN E. FROST, R. N. 

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Index 

Accountant ----- 89 

Auditor ----- 125 

Appointments by Selectmen - - . 4 

Assessors ----- 70 

Board of Health ----- 75 

Cemetery Commissioners - - * - - 52 

Finance Committee - - - - 29 

Fire Department - - - - 73 

Forest Warden ----- 74 

Goodnow Fund ----- 76 

Health Nurse ----- 75 

Inspector of Animals - - - - 68 

Inspector of Slaughtering - - - - 76 

Jury List - - - - - 6 

Librarian's Report - - - - 77 

Old Age Assistance - - - - 33 

Police Department - - - - 65 

Public Welfare ----- 32 

Selectmen's Report - - - 31 

Special Election, June 13, 1933 - - - 39 

State Audit - - - - - 10 

Superintendent of Streets - - - 69 

Tax Collector ----- 71 

1 own Clerk ----- 41 

Births - - - - - 42 

Deaths ----- 46 

Dog Licenses - - - - - 49 

Marriages - - • - 44 

Non-Resident Burials - - - - 47 

Town Meetings ----- 34 

Annual Meeting - - - - 35 

Special Town Meeting, January 4, 1933 - - 34 



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Town Officers 
Town Warrant 
Treasurer 

Acton Firemen's Relief Fund 

Cemetery Funds 

Elizabeth White Fund 

Firemen's Relief Fund 

Luke Blanchard Cemetery Fund 

Nineteenth of April Fund 

Susan Noyes Hosmer Cemetery Fund 

Wilde Library Fund 



3 
7 
115 
123 
119 
118 
122 
120 
121 
123 
122 



SCHOOL REPORT 



Comparison of Cost 


5 


Domestic Science - - - - 


17 


Estimates for 1934 


5 


Legal Holidays - - - - 


2 


Organization . - . . 


2 


School Calendar - - - - 


2 


School Committee - - - - 


4 


School Nurse - - - . 


19 


School Physician - - - - - 


18 


Summary of Expenses . - . . 


6 


Superintendent . . - . . 


13 


Teachers . - . . . 


3 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Several Official Boards 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ACTON 

MASSACHUSETTS 







For the Year Ending December 31 



1934 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Several Official Boards 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ACTON 

MASSACHUSETTS 




For the Year Ending December 31 



1934 



Town Officers, 1934 

Moderator 

Albert P. Durkee 

Selectmen 

Howard J. Billings Term expires 1935 

Waldo E. Whitcomb Term expires 1936 

George S. Braman Term expires 1937 

Town Clerk 

Horace F. Tuttle 
Town Treasurer 

William Henry Soar 

Assessors 

Albert P. Durkee Term expires 1935 

Henry L. Haynes Term expires 1936 

Warren H. Jones Term expires 1937 

Collector of Taxes 

Charles A. Durkee 

Tree Warden 

James J. Knight 

Board of Public Welfare (One Year) 

Carl E. Backman Bertram D. Hall 

George A. Richardson 

Constables 

George A. Braman Charles A. Durkee 

Michael Foley Allan B. Frost 

Cemetery Commissioners 

Fred W. Green Term expires 1935 

Wendell F. Davis Term expires 1936 

Horace F. Tuttle Term expires 1937 

School Committee 

Forrest E. Bean Term expires 1935 

Louise M. Price Term expires 1935 

Albertie M. Mead Term expires 1936 

Randall N. Woodworth Term expires 1936 

Louisa N. Wood Term expires 1937 

Everett N. Montague Term expires 1937 



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Trustees of Memorial Library 

J. Sidney White Term expires 1935 

Frank A. Merriam Term expires 1936 

Horace F. Tuttle Term expires 1937 

Board of Health 

Raymond F. Durkee Term expires 1935 

Frank E. Tasker Term expires 1936 

George H. Tuttle Term expires 1937 

Trustees of Elizabeth White Fund 

Warren H. Jones Term expires 1935 

Waldo E. Whitcomb Term expires 1936 

Charlotte Conant Term expires 1937 

Trustees of West Acton Firemen's Relief Fund 

C. D. Cram Term expires 1935 

H. Stuart MacGregor Term expires 1936 

A. N. Hederstedt Term expires 1937 

Trustees of Goodnow Fund 

Charles E. Smith Term expires 1935 

Charlotte Conant Term expires 1936 

Horace F. Tuttle Term expires 1937 



Appointments Made by Selectmen — 1934 

Finance Committee 

Murray Brown William T. Merriam 

Alfred W. Davis William Rawitser 

Albert P. Durkee Webster S. Blanchard 

Superintendent of Streets 
A. H. Perkins 

Town Accountant 

Howard L. Jones 

Registrars of Voters 

Daniel W. Sheehan Term expires 1936 

Edwin A. Phalen Term expires 1937 

Clarence D. Chickering Term expires 1935 

Horace F. Tuttle Ex-Officio 



Election Officers 

Precinct I 
Warden — James W. Coughlin 
Clerk — Arthur W. Wayne 
Inspector — Arthur F. Davis 
Deputy Inspector — Harold F. Coughlin 
Deputy Warden — George A. Murphy 
Deputy Clerk — Spencer H. Taylor 
Deputy Inspector — S. E. Knowlton 
Inspector — Leo F. McCarthy 

Precinct II 
Warden — Theron Lowden 
Clerk — John J. Manning 
Inspector — L. C. Hastings 
Inspector — Timothy Hennessey 
Deputy Warden — Clare Milbery 
Deputy Clerk — Thomas Murray 
Deputy Inspector — Frank A. Merriam 
Deputy Inspector — James Brown 

Precinct III 
Warden — Bertram D. Hall 
Clerk — David R. Kinsley 
Inspector — A. R. Beach 
Inspector — James Kinsley 
Deputy Warden — Fred S. Whitcomb 
Deputy Clerk — Frank McDonald 
Deputy Inspector — Harry Holt 
Deputy Inspector — John J. Dugan 

Fire Engineers 

H. Stuart MacGregor, Chief 

Alan B. Frost, Engineer — Precinct I 

David C. Clayton, Engineer — Precinct II 

A. Hazelton Perkins, Engineer, Precinct III 

Cattle Inspector 

Fred S. Whitcomb 

Forest Warden 

Alan B. Frost 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Ralph Littlefield 

Superintendent of Town Forest 

Charles A. Durkee 

Burial Agent 

Charles A. Durkee 

Surveyors of Wood and Lumber 

Bertram D. Hall Charles E. Smith George H. Reed 

Field Drivers 

Michael Foley Alan B. Frost George A. Braman 

Superintendent of Moth Work 

James J. Knight 

Police Officers 

Michael Foley, Chief 

Alan B. Frost C. A. Durkee 



George A. Braman 

George H. Reed 
William Braman 
A. W. Davis 



Public Weighers 

W. H. Soar 

G. Howard Reed 

W. H. Francis Davis 



Edward S. Fobes 
Fred Billings 
Frank E. Parsons 
Simon Taylor 
George A. Richardson 

Charles Miles 
Fred Sims 
Carl Flint 
Henry Capelle 

David R. Kinsley 
Bertram D. Hall 
Howard C. Tracy 
Eugene L. Hall 



Jury List (Revised 1934) 
Precinct I 

Spencer H. Taylor 
E. Faulkner Conant 
James W. Coughlin 
George S. Tucker 
J. A. VanWinkle 
Precinct II 

James Brown 
William S. Jones 
Llewellyn T. Fullonton 
John J. Bradley 
Precinct III 

Allen Brooks Parker 
James A. Grimes 
George A. Rifford 
Benjamin Coolidge 
Arthur H. Wetherbee 



Town Warrant 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Middlesex, ss. 




To either of the Constables of the Town of Acton, in said 

County, Greetings : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you 
are hereby directed to notify the legal voters of said town of 
Acton, qualified to vote at town meetings for the transaction 
of town affairs, to meet in their respective precincts, to wit: 
Precinct 1 — Town Hall, Acton Center. 
Precinct 2 — Universalist Church, South Acton. 
Precinct 3 — Fire House, West Acton, 
at 12 o'clock noon, on Monday, the fourth day of March, 1935, 
by posting a copy of this warrant, by you attested, at each of 
the place as directed by vote of the town, seven days at 
least before the fourth day of March. To bring in their 
votes on one ballot for the following town officers : Moderator, 
town clerk, town treasurer, collector of taxes, one selectmen 
for three years, one assessor for three years, three members 
of the board of public welfare, four constables, one cemetery 
commissioner for three years, two members of the school 
committee for three years, one member of thfe board of 
health for three years, one trustee Memorial Library for 
three years, and a tree warden. 

The polls will be open at 12 o'clock noon, and close at 8 
o'clock, p. m. 



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You are further requested in the name of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts to notify the legal voters of said 
Town of Acton, as aforesaid, to meet at the Town Hall in said 
Acton, on Monday, the eleventh day of March, at seven o'clock 
in the evening, then and there to act on the following articles : 

Article 1. To choose all necessary town officers and com- 
mittees and fix salaries of all town officers. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to accept the sev- 
eral reports of the town officers. 

Article 3. To hear and act upon the reports of any com- 
mittees chosen at any previous meeting that have not already 
reported. 

Article 4. To see what sum of money the town will appro- 
priate to defray the necessary and usual expenses of the 
several departments of the town and determine how the same 
shall be raised. 

Article 5. To see what sum of money the town will raise 
for the observance of Memorial Day. 

Article 6. To see what action the town will take in regard 
to the collection of taxes. 

Article 7. To see what sum of money the town will raise 
and appropriate for the maintenance of the fire department, 
or vote anything thereon. 

Article 8. To see if the town will pay for fighting brush 
fires and fix price thereon. 

Article 9. To see what action the town will take toward 
the suppression of the brown-tail and gypsy moth. 

Article 10. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of 
money to insure the employees of the town or act anything 
thereon. 

Article 11. To see what amount of money the town will 
appropriate for the payment of premiums on the treasurer's 
and collector's bonds, or act anything thereon. 

Article 12. To see if the town will vote to authorize the town 
treasurer, with the approval of the selectmen, to borrow money 



from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial 
year beginning January 1, 1935, and to issue a note or notes 
therefor, payable within one year, and to renew any note or 
notes as may be given for a period of less than one year in 
accordance with Section 17, Chapter 44, General Laws. 

Article 13. To see if the town -will vote to employ a public 
health nurse, and appropriate a sum of money for the main- 
tenance of same. 

Article 14. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of §2,500.00 for the reconstruction of Pope Road from State 
Highway, East Acton to the Carlisle line provided at least a like 
sum is allotted to the town by the State Department of Public 
Works and at least a similar sum by the County of Middlesex or 
act anything thereon. " . 

Article 15. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
sufficient to pay the County of Middlesex, as required by law, 
the town's share of the net cost of the care, maintenance, and 
repair of the Middlesex County Tuberculosis Hospital, as as- 
sessed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 111 of the 
General Law^s and Acts in amendment thereof and in addition 
thereto or take any action in relation thereto. v4 ^ - -_ 

Article 16. To see if the town will accept the laying out by 
the selectmen of a street in West Acton ; beginning at the south- 
erly end of Kinsley Road and extending in a southerly direction 
over the former location of the Street Railway about 850 feet 
as described and shown on a plan filed with the town clerk and 
appropriate a sum of money to build said street. 

Article 17. To see if the town will authorize the selectmen 
to construct a vault in the town hall for the safe keeping of the 
public records and appropriate a sum of money therefor. 

Article 18. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of 
money to meet the Town's share of ERA expenses or act any- 
thing thereon. /Crcro- 

Article 19. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of Three hundred dollars (§300.) for the redemption of 
tax titles held by the town. 



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Article 20. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate 
the sum of $2,000.00 or any other sum, for the care of shade 
trees, or act anything thereon. 

Article 21. To see if the town will vote to accept a fund 
contributed by the members of the several fire departments of 
the town and known as the Acton Fireman's Relief Fund. Said 
fund to be held as a trust fund and administered by three trus- 
tees to be chosen one for one year, one for two years and one for 
three years and thereafter one annually for the term of three 
years. 

Article 22. To see if the town will purchase new chairs for 
the town hall and appropriate a sum of money therefor. 

Article 23. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
for the pruning of dead wood from the elms and for the removal 
of any dead or dying elms on the public streets. 

Article 24. To see if the town will cause to be published the 
list of valuation on all personal and real-estate of the town for 
the year 1935. 

Article 25. To see what action the town will take to have 
each head of any department of the town bring in to the Select- 
men a written inventory each year of all tools and stock which 
they may have, the same to be kept on file. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting at- 
tested copies thereof seven days at least before the time of said 
meeting as directed by vote by the town. Hereof fail not and 
make due return of this warrant with your doings thereon to 
the town clerk at or before the time of meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands at Acton this second day of Febru- 
ary, 1935. 

HOWARD J. BILLINGS, 
WALDO E. WHITCOMB, 
GEORGE S. BRAMAN, 

Selectmen of Acton. 



A true copy. 

Attest: MICHAEL FOLEY, Constable of Acton. 



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Report of Finance Committee 



Your Committee on Finance respectfully submits the fol- 
lowing recommendations for appropriations for the ensuing year. 

Roads $12,000.00- 

Schools 43,500.00- 

Street Lighting 2,500.00^ /<J^' ~ 

Memorial Library, current expense .... 800.00 -~ 

Memorial Library, books 200.00 — 

Hydrant Service 3,079.00-— 

General Government 5,500.00 "^^ 

Buildings and Grounds 1,800.00— *x ^ J (U 

Cemeteries 700.00 "^ -KJcn>.ir^--s 

Military Aid 200.00 

State Aid 500.00-^ 

Soldier's Relief 1,000.00"^^^^-'^ - 

Police Department 2,500.00'~ 

Board of Health 1,000.00 — 

Public Welfare 7,000.00- 

Old Age Assistance 8,000.00 - 

Snow Removal, estimate 6,000.00- 4-/(ro-o- 

Care of Shade Trees 500.00 

Unclassified 400.00-^ 

Bonds, High School 4,000.00- 

Interest on Bonds : . . 1,200.00- 

Interest on Revenue Loans 2,000.00 

Memorial Day 275.00 

Fire Department 2,800.00 

Forest Fires 500.00 

Gypsy Moth Work 500.00' 

Liability Insurance 1,000.00 

Treasurer's and Collector's Bonds 250.00 

Public Health Nurse 2,200.00 ./^^^ 

County Hospital Assessment 504.46 - ^ f f 

ERA Expense 1,000.00- 

Redemption of Tax Titles, Article 19 300.00 



$113,708.46 



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Article 14. We do not recommend an appropriation for Ar- 
ticle 14, this year. 

Article 16. Recommend under Article 16, if the Town ac- 
cepts the general lay-out of this road, the expense be taken from 
general road maintenance. 

Article 17. Recommend under Article 17 that a Committee 
be appointed to look into the matter of constructing and locat- 
ing a Town vault and report at a later date. 

Article 20, 22, 23. We do not recommend an appropriation 
for these articles. 

Recommended an appropriation of $1,000.00 for Cemetery 
Fund. $700.00 to be raised and |300.00 to be taken from the 
Cemetery Land Fund. 

Recommend appropriating the sum of $1,500.00 from the 
Overlay Surplus for the Reserve Fund. 

The Committee wishes to bring to the attention of the Voters 
of the Town that approximately $17,000.00 of the Town Grant 
goes to meet the various relief measures. 

This means at least $7.00 per $1,000.00 on your tax rate. 



FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Precinct 1 — Murray Brown, Albert P. Durkee. 
Precinct 2 — Ralph W. Piper, William T. Merriam. 
Precinct 3. Webster Blanchard, Alfred W. Davis. 



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Selectmen's Report 



We submit, herewith, the reports of the various departments 
of the Town for the year ending December 31, 1934. All of the 
actions under the different articles voted at the last annual 
town meeting and special town meeting. 

The following abstract from a letter received from the Com- 
missioner of Corporations and Taxations should be called espe- 
cially to the attention of the voters. 

**The practice which has prevailed in some communities to 
purposely make the first appropriation less than is required and 
then to add subsequently through special meetings must be 
abandoned because after the tax rate is set there can be no 
appropriations which can be included in it and if there are no 
funds available, the city or town is likely to face serious dis- 
comforture. 

The responsibihty of the financial bodies in the cities and 
tovnis in 1935 is perhaps greater than ever before in the re- 
quirement of a very careful and complete survey of departmental 
needs. It is highly desirable that the amount to be taken from 
the taxpayers as shown in the tax bill received by them on or 
before June 14, 1935 represents the total amount needed to pay 
for required activities for the fiscal year ending on December 
31, 1935 and that no necessary functions will have to be aban- 
doned because of lack of money not provided through the tax 
levy." 

Respectfully submitted, 

HOWARD J. BILLINGS, 
WALDO E. WHITCOMB, 
GEORGE S. BRAMAN, 

Selectmen of Acton. 



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Welfare Department 



The Board of Public Welfare submits the following report 
for the year 1934. 

During the year forty-four families representing one hundred 
and twenty-two persons have been aided. 

Two cases having an Acton settlement, but living elsewhere. 

Seven families living in Acton but having a settlement in 
other towns. 

The Board has had four burials. 

We have expended about $1,800.00 from Town Funds for ex- 
penses incurred by the ERA projects. 

To provide for the expenses of the coming year, the Board 
advises a separate appropriation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE A. RICHARDSON, Chairman, 
BERTRAM D. HALL, 
CARL E. BACKMAN, 

Board of Public Welfare. 



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Old Age Assistance Report 



We started the year 1934 with eleven Old Age Assistance 
cases. There was added to this during the year, ten new cases 
and one case closed, due to the party having passed away. There 
is no doubt that, if the prevailing conditions continue throughout 
the coming year, we may expect an increase in number of cases. 

With this in view and due to the considerable increase in cases 
during the past year, we found it necessary to ask for a con- 
siderably increased amount to carry through the year, 1935. 

CARL E. BACKMAN, 

0. A. A. Agent. 



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Emergency Relief Administration Report 



The following work has been done under ERA projects, since 

April, 1934. 

Hosmer St., from Mass. Ave., to School St., widening, 
straightening and grading 3,168 feet, using sixteen 
men, 1 foreman, four trucks, from April 5 to Octo- 
ber 25. 

Total payroll, 

Arlington Street from Newtown Road, widening^ 
and grading 3600 feet to December 27, using six- 
teen men, 1 foreman, four trucks from November 
8 to December 27. 

Total payroll $1,489.70 

Insect Pest Control, ten men, 1 foreman used, from 
October 11 to December 27. 

Total payroll $1,354.50 

Painting Outside of Town Hall, six men, 1 foreman. 

Total payroll 1516.00 

Fire Protection Water Holes. Hosmer Street, six 

men, 1 foreman $281.40 

Central Street, seven men, 1 foreman, five trucks 376.95 



Total payroll $658.35 

Sewing Project, ten women, 1 forewoman 

Total payroll $2,522.40 



Total Expended $10,213.55 

During the year 1934, there has been distributed among 58 
families : 

34 241/2 lb. bags flour 1 venison 

105 lb. lard 60 lbs. lard 

1096 lb. butter 105 lbs. pork 

600 pkgs. cereal 600 cans roast beef 

78 cans canned vegetables 40 lbs. cheese 

81 pieces of veal 3200 lbs. potatoes 

384 pkgs. rice 2000 lbs. cabbage 

1400 articles (clothing, etc., from the sewing project.) 
Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE A. RICHARDSON, 

Administrator. 



Town Meetings 



Abstract of the Proceedings of the Annual Town Meeting, 

March 12, 1934 

Article 1. To choose all necessary town officers and com- 
mittees, and fix salaries of all town officers. 

Chose Charlotte Conant, Trustee of Elizabeth White Fund 
for three years. 

Chose, A. N. Hederstedt, Trustee of the West Acton Fireman's 
Relief Fund for three years. 

Chose Horace F. Tuttle, Trustee of the Goodnow Fund for 
three years. 

Voted : To fix the salary of the tax collector at three quarters 
of one per cent of the amount collected and to allow an addi- 
tional charge for expense of postage incurred in the collection 
of taxes. 

Voted : That the salary of the chairman of the Selectmen be 
two hundred dollars per annum and the other members one 
hundred dollars each per annum. 

Voted: That the salary of the moderator be fifteen dollars 
for the annual meeting and ten dollars for other meetings. 

Voted : That the salary of the chairman of the Board of Public 
Welfare be one hundred and twenty-five dollars per annum and 
the other members seventy dollars each per annum. 

Voted: That the salary of the Town Treasurer be five hun- 
dred dollars per annum. 

Voted : That the salary of Town Accountant be four hundred 
dollars per annum. 

Voted : That the salary of the Town Clerk be two hundred 
dollars per annum. 

Voted : That the salary of the Assessors be nine hundred dol- 
lars in the aggregate per annum, to be apportioned as they may 
determine, the said sum to include any salary of a clerk. 



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Voted: That the Selectmen be instructed to fix the salaries 
of all other town officers. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to accept the several 
reports of the town officers. 

Voted : To accept the reports of the several town officers. 

Article 3. To hear and act upon the report of any com- 
mittees chosen at any previous meeting who have not already 
reported. 

No action taken under this article. 

Article 4. To see what sum of money the town will appro- 
priate to defray the necessary and usual expenses of the several 
departments of the town and determine how the same shall be 
raised. 

Under this article and other articles in the warrant it was 
voted to appropriate and raise by taxation for: 

Roads §12,000.00 

Schools 41,500.00 

Street Lighting 2,500.00 

Memorial Library, current expenses 800.00 

Memorial Library, books 200.00 

Hydrant Service 3,079.00 

General Government . 5,500.00 

Buildings and Grounds 1,000.00 

Cemeteries 700.00 

Military Aid 200.00 

State Aid 600.00 

Soldiers' Relief 1,000.00 

Police Department 2,500.00 

Board of Health 1,000.00 

Public Welfare 3,000.00 

Old Age Assistance 4,000.00 

Snow Removal 5,000.00 

Care of Shade Trees 500.00 

Unclassified 400.00 

Bonds, High School 4,000.00 

Interest on Bonds 1,600.00 

Interest on Revenue Loans 2,000.00 



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Memorial Day 250.00 

Fire Department 2,800.00 

Forest Fires 500.00 

Gypsy Moth Work 500.00 

Liability Insurance 600.00 

Treasurer's and Collector's Bonds 225.00 

Public Health Nurse 2,200.00 

County Hospital Assessment 598.08 

County Hospital Note 2,500.00 

Pope Road 2,500.00 

High School Insurance 900.00 

Sylvia Street Construction 600.00 

Voted: To appropriate for care of cemeteries from 

the Cemetery Land Fund 300.00 

Voted : To appropriate from the overlay surplus as a 

Reserve Fund 1,500.00 

Article 5. To see what sum of money the tov^n will raise 
for the observance of Memorial Day. 

Voted : To raise and appropriate the sum of two hundred and 
fifty dollars to be expended under the direction of ^ commit- 
tee consisting of the commander of the Isaac Davis Post, G. A. 
R., and the commander of the American Legion. 

Article 6. To see what action the town will take in regard 
to the collection of taxes. 

Voted: That all taxes other than poll, shall be payable not 
later than October 15, 1934 and on all taxes remaining unpaid 
after November 1, 1934 interest shall be charged according to 
law from October 15, 1934 until such taxes are paid. 

Article 7. To see what sum of money the town will raise 
and appropriate for the maintenance of the fire department or 
vote anything thereon. 

Voted: To raise and appropriate the sum of twenty-eight 
hundred dollars. 

Article 8. To see if the town will pay for fighting brush 
fires and fix the price thereon. 



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Voted : To appropriate five hundred dollars for fighting brush 
fires and that the price per hour be fixed by the forest warden. 

Article 9. To see what action the town will take toward 
the suppression of the gypsy and brown tail moths. 
Voted : To raise and appropriate five hundred dollars. 

Article 10. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of 
money to insure the employees of the town. 

Voted: To raise and appropriate six hundred dollars. 

Article 11. To see what amount of money the town will 
appropriate for the payment of premiums on the Treasurer's 
and Collector's bonds or act anything thereon. 

Voted: To appropriate the sum of two hundred and fifty 
dollars. 

Article 12. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer 
with the approval of the Selectmen to borrow money from time 
to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year be- 
ginning January 1, 1934 and to issue a note or notes therefor 
payable within one year any debt or debts incurred under this 
vote to be paid from the revenue of said financial year. 

Voted : That the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Selectmen be and is hereby authorized to borrow money from 
time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year 
beginning January 1, 1934 and to issue a note or notes therefor, 
payable within^ one year any debt or debts incurred under this 
vote to be paid from the revenue of said financial year. 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to employ a Public 
Health Nurse and appropriate a sum of money for the main- 
tenance of the s-ame. 

Voted: To employ a PubHc Health Nurse to be under the 
direction of the Board of Health. 

Voted: To appropriate twenty-two hundred dollars for the 
salary and maintenance of said nurse. 

Article 14. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of twenty-five hundred dollars for the reconstruction of 
Pope Road from State Highway, East Acton to the Carlisle 



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line, provided at least a like sum is allotted to the town by the 
State Department of Public Works and at least a similar sum by 
the County of Middlesex or act anything thereon. 

Voted : To appropriate the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars 
for the reconstruction of Pope Road from the State Highway, 
East Acton to the Carlisle line, provided at least a like sum is 
allotted to the town by the State Department of Public Works 
and at least a similar sum by the County of Middlesex. 

Voted: That the road be built by town labor. 

Article 15. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of 
money as an annuity to the widow of Frank W. Hoit, who died 
Irom injuries received while in the performance of his duty 
as a member of the fire department of the town, in accordance 
with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 32, Section 89 as 
amended by the Acts of 1933, Chapter 340, the same to be paid 
if and when all members of the Board provided for by said 
statute shall certify to the Town Treasurer that the death was 
the direct result of said injury, the amount of said annnuity to 
be determined from time to time within the limits of said statute 
by the Board of Selectmen, to do or act anything thereon. 

Voted : To pass over the article. 

Article 16. To see if the town will vote to accept the layout 
as made by the Selectmen of a street in South Acton leading 
northwesterly from Main street toward the Marlboro Branch 
railroad tracks. Sylvia Street so called. 

Voted : To accept the laying out of a street in South Acton, 
called Sylvia Street by the Selectmen and to appropriate six 
hundred dollars to construct said street. 

Article 17. To see if the town will appropriate a sum suf- 
ficient to pay the County of Middlesex as required by law, the 
town's share of the net cost of the care, maintenance and repair 
of the Middlesex County Tuberculosis Hospital, and for the 
town's share of the expense under the provisions of Chapter 
331 of the Acts of 1933 which provides for the settlement of 
certain claims of the Commonwealth against the Middlesex 
County Tuberculosis Hospital District, including interest or 
discount on temporary notes issued therefor, as assessed in ac- 



22 

cordance with the provisions of Chapter 111 of the General 
Laws, and Acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, 
or take any action in relation thereto. 

Voted : To appropriate five hundred ninety-eight and 8/100 
(598.08) dollars for said County Hospital assessment. 

Article 18. To see what amount of money the town will 
raise for insurance on the High School Building. 

Voted to raise and appropriate nine hundred dollars for in- 
surance on the High School Building. 



Proceedings of a Special Town Meeting Held July 23, 1934 

Article 1. To see if the town will appropriate an addi- 
tional sum of money for the use of the Welfare Department 
or act anything thereon. 

Voted: To appropriate the sum of three thousand (|3000) 
dollars. 

Art. 2. To see if the town will vote to purchase a new fire 
truck for Precinct 1, or act anything thereon. 

Voted : That the town purchase a new piece of fire appara- 
sus for Precinct 1, the cost not to exceed three thousand 
($3000) dollars. 

Voted: That the sum of three thousand ($3000) dollars be 
taken or appropriated from the Overlay Surplus account to 
purchase said fire apparatus. 

Voted: That the Fire Chief and Fire Engineers be a com- 
mittee to purchase said fire apparatus subject to the approval 
of the Selectmen, 

Art. 3. To see if the town will vote to instruct the Se- 
lectmen to lay out a public highway in West Acton, begin- 
ning near the southerly end of Kinsley road near the bound- 
ary line between land formerly of James Hurley and land of 
Annie Kinsley, and extending southerly along the location of 
the Lowell, Acton and Maynard Street R. R. about 1000 feet, 
or act anything thereon. 



23 

Voted: To instruct the Selectmen to lay out a public high- 
way in West Acton as described in the article. 

Art. 4. To see what action the town will take in regard 
to the observance of the two hundredth anniversary of its in- 
corporation or act anything thereon. 

Voted : That the matter of the observance of the 200th 
anniversary of the incorporation of the town be referred to a 
committee consisting of the Selectmen and six members to 
be appointed by the moderator two from each precinct, that 
said committee be authorized to make arrangements for such 
observance. 

Voted : To appropriate the balance of the Nineteenth of 
April Fund, and seven hundred and fifty ($750) dollars for 
the use of said committee. The Moderator appointed as mem- 
bers of the committee: Webster S. Blanchard, Henry Tol- 
man, Horace F. Tuttle, Mrs. Henrietta Torsleff, Miss Clara 
Sawyer, Mrs. W. Stuart Allen. 



24 



State Election, November 6, 1934 



Pet. 1 

Whole number of ballots cast 335 

Governor 

John W. Aiken 

Caspar G. Bacon 252 

James M. Curley 60 

Freeman W. Follett 1 

Frank A. Goodwin 19 

Alfred Baker Lewis 

Edward Stevens 

Blanks 3 

Lieutenant Governor 

Elizabeth Donovan 

John W. Haigis 261 

Hcrace I. Hillis 

Joseph L. Hurley 62 

Florence L. Lawton 1 

Horace Riley 

Blanks 11 

Secretary 

Walter Burke 

Frederick W. Cook 269 

George L. McClynn 

Leslie A. Richards 

Joseph Santosuosso 53 

William B. Taylor 

Blanks 13 

Treasurer 

Oscar U. Dionne 224 

William R. Ferry 2 

Thomas Cilmartin 

Charles F. Hurley 93 

Harry Maltzman 

Frederick S. Reynolds 

Blanks 16 



Pet. 2 


Pet. 3 


Total 


407 


415 


1157 


2 





2 


249 


297 


798 


96 


77 


233 


1 


1 


3 


56 


31 


106 





1 


1 











3 


8 


14 


3 





3 


274 


315 


850 








1 


115 


89 


266 


4 


1 


6 











11 


9 


31 


1 


1 


2 


275 


330 


874 


3 





3 





1 


1 


107 


68 


228 


4 


1 


5 


17 


14 


44 


239 


269 


732 


12 


6 


20 


3 





3 


131 


124 


348 


1 





1 


2 





2 


19 


16 


51 



25 
Auditor 

Pet. 1 Pet. 2 

Henning A. Blomen 2 

Thomas H. Buckley 66 115 

Alonzo B. Cook 244 265 

Walter S. Hutchins 2 7 

Paul Skers 

Blanks 23 18 

Attorney General 

Morris Berson 2 

Paul A. Dever 58 107 

Charles A. Flaherty 

George F. Hogan 1 9 

Fred E. Oelcher 4 

Joseph E. Warner 258 259 

Blanks 18 26 

Senator in Congress 

Albert Sprague Coolidge 1 3 

W. Barnard Smith 1 6 

David I. Walsh Ill 153 

Robert M. Washburn 209 224 

Albert L. Waterman 1 2 

Paul C. Weeks 2 

Blanks 12 17 

Congressman (Fifth District) 

Jeremiah J. 0. Sullivan 49 94 

Edith Nourse Rogers 272 291 

Blanks 14 22 

Councillor (Third District) 

Frank A. Brooks 251 254 

William J. Coughlan 59 108 

Blanks 25 45 

Senator 

P. Gerard Cahill 58 113 

George G. Moyse 247 253 

Blanks 30 41 



Pet. 3 
1 


Total 

3 


101 


282 


296 


805 





9 


1 


1 


16 


57 





2 


87 


252 








3 


13 





4 


308 


825 


17 


61 



3 


4 
10 


160 


424 


238 


671 


1 


4 





2 


13 


42 


63 


206 


334 


897 


18 


54 


314 


819 


76 


243 


25 


95 


87 


258 


303 


803 


25 


96 



26 



Representative in General Court 

Pet. 1 Pet, 2 

John J. Kelley 58 112 

John H. Valentine 255 245 

Blanks 22 50 

District Attorney 

Warren L. Bishop 239 248 

James J. Bruin 60 98 

Richard S. McCabe 14 19 

Blanks 21 40 

Clerk of Courts 

John J. Brennan 61 109 

Ralph N. Smith 255 246 

V. Philip Torigian 3 

Blanks 19 49 

Register of Deeds 

John Gordon Duffy 59 108 

Thomas Leighton 257 248 

Blanks 19 51 

County Commissioner 

Thomas B. Brennan 60 105 

Earl C. Hamilton 1 4 

Victor Francis Jewett 244 240 

Blanks 30 58 

Associate Commissioners 

Robert D. Donaldson 184 201 

Edward L. Harley 56 95 

Thomas Murray 37 74 

Alfred H. Pigott 1 5 

Melvin G. Rogers 197 215 

John D. Sexton 2 

Blanks 26 

Sheriff 

Donald P. Hurd 5 

Joseph M. McElroy 260 254 

Ascanio di Rago 3 1 

Ralph W. Robart 55 110 

Blanks 17 38 



Pet. 3 


Total 




84 


254 


J 


302 


802 


29 


101 




311 


798 




72 


230 




13 


46 




19 


80 




86 


256 




306 


807 


\ 





3 


23 


91 




81 


248 




300 


805 




34 


104 




79 


244 




4 


9 




294 


778 




38 


126 




254 


639 




75 


226 




54 


165 




2 


8 




239 


651 




1 


3 




34 






1 


6 




315 


829 







4 




78 


243 




21 


76 





125 


146 


405 


89 


122 


276 


193 


147 


476 



27 

Question No. 1 

Shall the trapping law as amended be 
be approved? 

Yes 134 

No 65 

Blanks 136 

Question 

Shall licenses be granted in this town 
for the sale of all alcoholic beverages ? 

Yes 126 143 128 397 

No 165 184 233 582 

Blanks 44 80 54 178 

Question 

Shall licenses be granted in this town 
for the sale therein of wines and 
malt beverages? 

• Yes 145 188 175 508 

No 127 134 181 422 

Blanks 63 85 59 197 

Question 

Shall the pari-mutuel system of betting 
on licensed horse races be permitted 
in this county. 

Yes 170 

No 101 

Blanks 64 

Question 

Shall the pari-mutuel system of betting 

on licensed dog races be permitted 

in this county? 

Yes 119 147 

No 134 137 

Blanks 80 123 



215 


207 


592 


95 


132 


328 


97 


76 


237 



138 


404 


178 


449 


99 


302 



28 



Vote for Representative (11th Middlesex District) 

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Bedford 271 507 

Carlisle 45 193 

Chelmsford 625 2085 

Littleton 108 507 

Westford 434 680 



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2820 


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395 


6909 



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Town Clerk's Report 



Births 

Whole number recorded 34 

Born in Acton 11 Native parentage 25 

Male 16 Foreign parentage 1 

Females 18 Mixed parentage 8 

Marriages 

Whole number recorded 26 

Residents of Acton .... 32 Residents of other places . 20 

Deaths 

Whole number recorded 38 

Residents of Acton .... 38 Residents of Other Places 

Occurring in Acton .... 27 Occurring in Other Places 11 

Average Age in Years 65 — 

The Town Clerk requests information of any errors or omis- 
sions in the lists of Births, Marriages and Deaths. The Tov^n 
Clerk hereby gives notice that he is prepared to furnish blanks 
for the return of Births and Deaths. 

HORACE F. TUTTLE, 

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No. 
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Date of Death 

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Name 

Anderson, Olive 


Years 

68 


Age 
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2. 


Dec. 


6 


Banks, Edgar I. 


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18 


3. 


June 


15 


Barbuto, Francisco A. 


41 


3 


21 


4. 


Oct. 


11 


Bezanson, David Harris 


79 


5 


8 


5. 


Nov. 


27 


Butler, Joseph L. 


26 


6 


10 


6. 


Sept. 


13 


Campbell, John 


66 


6 


9 


7. 


Jan. 


15 


Coburn, Mariett Melora 


90 


4 


8 


8. 


Aug. 


7 


Coombs, Justin E. 


46 


7 


28 


9. 


June 


2 


Crooker, Ralph 


79 


5 


7 


10. 


Feb. 


28 


Culhn&ne, Ellen Callahan 


93 


2 




11. 


April 


2 


Currier, Walter B. 


77 




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12. 


Jan. 


31 


Davis, Lendia Hermione 


51 


11 


17 


13. 


July 


15 


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14. 


Nov. 


4 


Dinsmore, Joseph 


68 




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15. 


Nov. 


11 


Farquhar, Daisy B. 


54 




— 


16. 


Nov. 


5 


Fisher, Chessie Mary 


58 


— 


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17. 


April 13 


Foley, Patrick James 


36 


2 


4 


18. 


June 


7 


Ford, Isaac S. 


86 


— 


17 


19. 


Jan. 


29 


Garceau, Arzelie 


74 




— 


20. 


July 


27 


Hall, Bertram Edgar 


63 


8 


27 


21. 


Oct. 


20 


Hart, Eva Lillian 


53 


11 


10 


22. 


Mar. 


12 


Hay ward, Walter Edwards 


77 


2 


25 


23. 


Mar. 


23 


Houghton, Arthur W. 


75 


6 


25 


24. 


June 


26 


Kasckas, Annie 


52 


3 


18 


25. 


May 


18 


Kasokas, Jennie 


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2 


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26. 


Dec. 


12 


Kinsley, Annie McCarthy 


79 


4 




27. 


Nov. 


7 


Little, Grace Baker 


79 


9 


11 


28. 


Oct. 


7 


Morrison, Frederick David 


80 


1 


16 


29. 


May 


29 


Nelson, Olaf 


69 


4 




30. 


Feb. 


24 


Olsen, Niels Peter 


67 


3 


24 


31. 


April 23 


Piper, Anson Conant 


79 


3 


5 


32. 


April 30 


Rawitser, William 


62 


11 


3 


33. 


May 


18 


Sawyer, Kate W. 


89 




10 


34. 


May 


23 


Stevens, Edwin W. 


88 


1 


20 


35. 


Dec. 


3 


Taylor, Frank Z. 


75 


2 


8 


36. 


Aug. 


2 


Worden, Martin Henry 


80 


8 


18 


37. 


Mar. 


23 


Young, Henrietta E. 


48 


3 


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Alley, Frank $2.00 

Anderson, Hilda 5.00 

Backer, Helen 2.00 

Baslor, Frank E 2.00 

Bancroft, Clesson A. . . . 10.00 

Batchelder, Walter I. . 2.00 

Bean, Priscilla 5.00 

Bedford, Mrs. A. E. ... 2.00 

Bell, George 2.00 

Benere, Antonia 2.00 

Birch, Alfred 2.00 

Blanchard, Webster S. . 2.00 

Bondelevitch, Walter . . 2.00 

Bondelevitch, Barney . . 2.00 

Bowen, Robert M 4.00 

Boyer, Charles W 5.00 

Bradbury, Rolfe 4.00 

Bradford, F. R. W 2.00 

Bradley, Leo 6.00 

Bragdon, Guy W 2.00 

Braman, Dorothy 5.00 

Braman, Frank S 6.00 

Braman, George A 2.00 

Briggs, Jesse 2.00 

Brill, Fred E 4.00 

Brown, Robert 2.00 

Bulette, F. W 2.00 

Bullard, Mary E 2.00 

Butler, Mary K 2.00 

Caldwell, Hazel 2.00 

Caldwell, Margaret 2.00 

Carey, Lester 5.00 

Carlson, Christian .... 4.00 

Chaffin, Nancy S 4.00 

Charles, Florence 2.00 

Charter, William W. . . 2.00 



Christofferson, Edwin H. 5.00 

Claflin, Leon L 2.00 

Clark, Lulu L 2.00 

Condon, Timothy 2.00 

Conant, Charlotte 2.00 

Conquest Arthur 2.00 

Cooper, Ernest S 2.00 

Coughlin, Harold 6.00 

Coughlin, John F 2.00 

Creeley, Genevieve J. . . 2.00 

Cullinane, C. C 2.00 

Davis, Charles E 7.00 

Davis, Warren A. & Son 5.00 

Davis, Wendell F 7.00 

DeSouza, Joseph J 2.00 

DiGacamandrea, Elvira . 2.00 

Drummond, Thomas F. . 2.00 

Durkee, Mabel C 2.00 

Durkee, Raymond F. . . 2.00 

Durkee, Sidney P 2.00 

Enneguess, Michael . . . 2.00 

Fairbanks, Curtis S. . . . 5.00 

Farquhar, Stuart 2.00 

Farrar, James 2.00 

Farrell, Edward J 2.00 

Ferguson, Robert C. . . . 2.00 

Finan, Bertha C 5.00 

Fisher, Charles W 2.00 

Fitzgerald, James .... 2.00 

Flagg, Alden C 4.00 

Fletcher, Charles J. . . . 2.00 

Fletcher, John 4.00 

Flint, Buddie 2.00 

Flint, Margery S 5.00 

Fogarty, Ernest A 2.00 

Foley, Michael 2.00 



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Fraser, Arthur 25.00 

Frost, Lillian E 5.00 

Gagnon, John F 5.00 

Gallagher, Daniel J. . . . 2.00 

Gallagher, Thomas C. . 5.00 

Gallant, Mildred 4.00 

Gallant, Minnie P 2.00 

Garceau, Jean B 2.00 

Gibbs, Hattie E 5.00 

Gilman, George W 2.00 

Godfrey, Carl R 2.00 

Gognon, John B 2.00 

Goodwin, Martin F. . . . 2.00 

Goward, Mrs. Clarence . 5.00 

Green, Catherine M. . . . 2.00 

Hall, Irwin 2.00 

Harris, Hattie B 5.00 

Hart, Nelson 2.00 

Hartwell, Russell 7.00 

Hayes, Michael G 4.00 

Haynes, Albert L 2.00 

Hill, John 7.00 

Hodgen, Hugh 2.00 

Holden, Frank H 2.00 

Holden, Wilhs L 2.00 

Holland, Frank T 2.00 

Holland, Hope C 5.00 

Holland, Neville R 2.00 

Hollowell, F. Elwin 2.00 

Holt, Walter W 2.00 

Hough, John F 2.00 

Howe, 0. H 2.00 

Hunt, Wilbur V 2.00 

Hurley, James 2.00 

Jalonen, Arthur 4.00 

Jenks, Albert R 4.00 

Jensen, Albert 2.00 

Johnson, Albion 2.00 

Johnston, James J 2.00 

Jones, Howard F 5.00 



Jones, Hugh M. . . 
Jones, Karl R. . . . 
Kazokas, William 
Kazokas, Cypras . 
Keyes, Henry M. . 
Kilmartin, Wilham 
King, Benjamin . 
Kingsley, Mrs. Carrie 
Knowlton, Samuel E. 
LaTulippe, John . 
Larrabee, G. W. . . 
LaRoche, Arthur . 
Lears, William . . . 
Lemoine, Frances 
Liebfried, Lawrence 
Littlefield, Ralph F 
Livermore, J. W. . . 
Livermore, Roland 0. 
Logan, George W. 
Lowden, Richard 
Lowell, Clesson A. 
Lucot, Albert .... 
MacGregor, Stuart 
MacKinnon, F. R. 

Marsh, A. W 

Mason, Eleanor . . 
Mason, Roger . . . 
Massie, Wilham A. Jr 
Mayell, Ernest A. 
Maynes, Everett M 
Mead, Hobart E. . 
Mekkelsen, Henry Jr. 
Mekkelsen, Ida . . . 
Mekkelsen, Soren . 
Merriam, Harold A 
Montague, Everett N. 
Moore, Mildred Pope 
Morehouse, Mrs. C. F. 

Morrison, F. D 

Morse, Stella 



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Murgatroyd, James .... 4.00 

Nealey, Edward Mrs. . . 2.00 

Nugent, Joseph 2.00 

O'Connell, Arthur 2.00 

O'Neil, Catherine 5.00 

Parsons, Elsie F 2.00 

Pedersen, John 5.00 

Penney, David F 4.00 

Penney, Mary Mrs 5.00 

Perry, Toney 2.00 

Phalen, Lucretia H 4.00 

Pratt, Edward F 2.00 

Price, Daniel 2.00 

Price, Frank 2.00 

Rahberg, F. J 2.00 

Rawitser, Ethel C 2.00 

Raymond, George J. . . 2.00 

Reed, George H 2.00 

Reed, G. Howard 5.00 

Reed, Mildred V. ...... 5.00 

Reed, Otis J. 2.00 

Reid, Robert A. 3rd 2.00 

Reynolds, Arthur Mrs. . 2.00 

Reynolds, Jesse C 2.00 

Richards, Fred 2.00 

Richardson, George A. . 2.00 

Robbins, Mildred H. .. 5.00 

Robins, Paul G 2.00 

Roche, Frank B 2.00 

Rugg, George 2.00 

Sargent, George W 2.00 



Sawyer, Benjamin H. . . 2.00 

Scanlon, Ruth H 2.00 

Scribner, Harry V 2.00 

Shapley, Eva C 2.00 

Smith, Hattie E 2.00 

Smith, Ralph 1 2.00 

Soar, W. Henry 2.00 

Spinney, Carlton T. . . 2.00 

Spinney, Marion 2.00 

Starck, Cecil 2.00 

Stokes, William A 2.00 

Stuart, Raymond 2.00 

Swenson, Hilda Mrs. . . 2.00 

Sylvia, Emanuel 2.00 

Taylor, Spencer H 2.00 

Teele, Henry 2.00 

Todd, Ethel 20.00 

Tolman, Wilbur 5.00 

Tompkins, Elizabeth P.. 5.00 

Tripp, Horatio 2.00 

Turnbull, George L. . . . 2.00 

Tuttle, George F 2.00 

Tuttle, Osgood 5.00 

Waite, Frederick 9.00 

Waluk, John 2.00 

Walther, Joseph 2.00 

Watkins, John H 5.00 

Wise, Glenna 2.00 

Wood, Elizabeth 2.00 

Young, David 2.00 



211 hcenses at $2.00 §422.00 

42 licenses at 85.00 210.00 

1 hcense at §25.00 25.00 

Deduct fees — 254 at 20 cents 

Paid to Town Treasurer 



$657.00 
50.80 

$606.20 



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All licenses expire March 31. 

Dogs must be licensed on or before April 1 or the owners or 
keepers thereof are liable to a fine. 

The law applies to all dogs three months old or over regard- 
less of time of year ownership is acquired. 

No tax bills are sent to owners of dogs. 

HORACE F. TUTTLE, Town Clerk. 



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54 



Police Department 



To the Citizens of Acton: 

I wish to call the attention of all our good citizens to the 
the large increase in automobile accidents and persons injured in 
accidents during the past year. These accidents in most cases 
were the result of operating at a rate of speed too fast for con- 
ditions. During the past summer a drive was conducted against 
speeding within the several villages. Speed signs were placed at 
the village limits and assisted by the State Police two hundred 
motorists were stopped and warned. Many of those stopped 
were residents of Acton. No doubt this drive prevented more 
accidents and possible loss of life. During the drive Officer 
George A. Braman assisted me in the work. Stricter enforce- 
ment of automobile laws is promised in order to reduce the 
number of accidents next year. 

Several times during the past year damage was caused to 
both public and private property. Failure of residents nearby 
to call the police resulted in the persons responsible getting 
away without making restitution. The co-operation of all' citi- 
zens is desired and appreciated. 

In closing I wish to thank the operators at the local exchange 
for their co-operation. 

Following is the report: 

Persons calling at the office 133 

Telephone calls received 665 

Telephone calls made 183 

Emergency calls received by radio 4 

Complaints received and investigated 84 

Persons questioned during investigations 54 

Arrests and prosecutions made on the following charges : 

Drunkenness 23 

Operating under the influence of liquor 7 

Operating so as to endanger 8 

Attaching wrong plates to car 1 



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Operating uninsured car 1 

Operating unregistered car 1 

Operating without a license 1 

Operating after a suspension of license 1 

Allov/ing improper person to operate car 1 

Larceny of automobile 1 

Failing to slow down at intersections 3 

Larceny 2 

Delinquent child 1 

Non-support 1 

Committmxents to State Institutions 6 

Persons examined by Doctor 2 

Transportation of Prisoners, Acton to Concord 24 

At Concord District Court 43 

At Cambridge Superior Court -, 12 

Juveniles reprimanded 10 

Accidents reported 53 

Hit and run accidents reported 2 

Persons assisted to hospital 2 

Occupants of automobiles injured in accidents 60 

Pedestrians injured by automobiles 2 

Operators warned 200 

Licenses suspended or revoked 20 

Registrations revoked 10 

Assisted in investigations for other departments 3 

Recommendations given for reissuing of licenses 11 

Persons summoned to Court 15 

Summonses served for other departments 12 

Sumonses returned without service 2 

Cars ordered taken to garage 4 

Cars checked on complaints 6 

Traffic duty during funerals 3 

Traffic duty during weddings 1 

Motorists assisted after midnight 10 

Persons reported loitering around homes 3 

Dog complaints received 54 

Dogs disposed of 15 

Dogs hit by automobiles 4 

Lost dogs reported 4 

Dogs found 2 

Notices of unpaid licenses sent to dog owners 95 



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Poultry killed by dogs as reported to this department 15 

Fire alarms answered (Traific-protection) 5 

Fire alarms sounded 1 

Emergency telegrams delivered to persons 4 

Emergency telephone calls delivered to persons 3 

Public buildings checked on when lights found burning 

after midnight •. . 10 

Painting traffic lines at West Acton 2 

Painting traffic lines at South Acton 2 

Assisted in giving medical aid 1 

Missing persons broadcast for by this department 2 

Missing persons located 2 

Protection given persons during domestic troubles 3 

Protection given persons while obtaining personal property 1 
Trips made to other towns during investigations, etc. : 

Concord .... 24 Cambridge . . 3 Westboro ... 1 

Maynard .... 4 Hudson .... 2 Billerica .... 1 

Boston 4 Bedford .... 1 Tewksbury . 1 

Littleton .... 3 Ayer 1 Marlboro ... 1 

Worcester . . 3 Shirley 1 Boxboro .... 3 

Homes checked on during absence of occupants at their 

request 6 

Truants looked after 1 

Posting warrants 4 

Collecting ballots 2 

Jury blanks filled out for District Attorney's office 2 

Persons sent home off the streets when intoxicated 5 

Inmates returned to Fernald School 1 

With Tax Collector during collections 2 

With Water Department Collector during collections .... 2 

Breaks in buildings reported to this department 5 

Runaway boys picked up 10 

Persons ordered out of town after complaints 2 

Property reported lost or stolen : 

$30.00 in cash 2 automobiles 

1 shot-gun 1 bag tools 

1 rifle 1 tire 

1 diamond ring 2 chickens 

1 bundle clothes 3 bicycles 

1 heater 



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Property recovered or foun 


d: 


830.00 in cash 


1 heater 


1 shot-gun 


2 automobiles 


1 rifle 


1 bag tools 


1 diamond ring 


2 bicycles 


1 bundle clothes 





Trips made to other sections of the Town outside regular 
patrol : 

West Acton 46 North Acton 6 

East Acton 15 Acton Center 13 

Respectfully submitted, 

MICHAEL FOLEY, 

Chief of Police. 



Report of Inspector of Animals 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen of the Town of Acton : 
I herewith submit my report as inspector of Animals for 
the year 1934. 

Cows 465 

Young Cattle 76 

Swine 65 

Sheep 20 

Bulls 16 

Quarantined four cows for tuberculosis. Quartined nine 
dogs under suspicion for rabies. One case positive. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRED S. WHITCOMB, 

Inspector. 



58 



Report of Superintendent of Streets 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

I submit herewith my report concerning the highway main- 
tenance and construction work for the year 1934. 

In addition to regular maintenance work, such as, scraping, 
dragging, surface repair and patching, the following streets have 
been surface treated with cut-back asphalt No. M. C. 2 : 

Nagog Hill Road, Harris Street, Davis Street, Strawberry Hill 
Road, Esterbrook Road, Pope Road, Concord Road, Hosmer 
Street, Taylor Road, Concord Street, Laws Brook Road, Stow 
Street, Martin Street, Prospect Street, Homestead Street, Main 
Street, Central Street, Summer Street, Davis Terrace, Wright 
Terrace, Windsor Avenue and Willow Street. 

Work done by Town on C. W. A. projects : 
Wetherbee Road, scraping, rolling, oiling. 
Hosmer Street, scraping, rolling, shaping. 
Hayward Street, scraping, rolling. 
Charter Street, scraping, rolling. 

New drainage : 
Main Street, 510 feet of 12-inch concrete pipe. 
Stow Road, 36 feet of 30-inch corrugated pipe. 
Hammond Street, 20 feet of 10-inch corrugated pipe. 
Arlington Street, 20 feet of 12-inch corrugated pipe. 
Hosmer Street, 20 feet of 12-inch corrugated pipe. 
Pope Road, 40 feet of 30-inch corrugated pipe. 
Pope Road, 34 feet of 12-inch corrugated pipe. 

The bridge over the Boston and Maine Railroad was re- 
planked, and the old electric car line was regraded. 

The bridge over Nashe's Brook on Central Street, has been 
widened and resurfaced, new cable guard rails have been erected. 

New Construction: 

Pope Road, 4,100 feet new gravel and oil. This piece of road 
has been built according to contract and accepted by the Massa- 
chusetts Department of Public Works. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ALBERT H. PERKINS, 

Superintendent of Streets. 



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Assessors' Report 



Buildings, Exclusive of Land $2,450,433.00 

Land 717,905.00 

Personal 620.772.00 

13,789,110.00 

Valuation April 1, 1933 3,756,457.00 



Increase in Valuation $32,653.00 

Rate of Taxation, $25.60. 

Tax Assessed as follows: 

Real Estate $81,109.46 

Personal Estate 15,891.76 

Polls 1,746.00 

$98,747.22 

Amount of Money Raised: 

State Tax $5,700.00 

County Tax 5,670.00 

Total Tax Assessed $6,283.09 

State Audit Assessment 373.41 

Welfare Department Overdraft . . 148.44 

Town Grant 83,377.07 

Overlay 3,443.68 

$98,747.22 

Added Assessment: 

Polls $30.00 

$30.00 

Excise : 

Number of Vehicles Assessed 1126 

Total Valuation of motor Vehicles $226,445.00 

Rate of Taxation, $32.14 
State Park Assessment 34.05 

WARREN H. JONES, 
ALBERT P. DURKEE, 
HENRY L. HAYNES, 

Board of Assessors. 



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Report of Tax Collector 



1931 TOWN TAX 

Dr. 

Uncollected January 1, 1934 |23.14 

Interested Collected 13.09 

Tax Title Account .02 

$36.25 

Cr. 

Paid Treasurer . . . , $28.31 

Abated 6.94 

Uncollected 1.00 

$36.25 

1932 TOWN TAX 

Dr. 

Uncollected January 1, 1934 $15,179.04 

Interest Collected 1 ,339.79 

Abatement a/c 2.00 

$16,520.83 

Cr. 

Paid Treasurer $14,109.50 

Abated 1,006.66 

Tax Titles 1,391.04 

Uncollected January 1, 1935 13.63 

$16,520.83 

1933 TOWN TAX 

Uncollected January 1, 1934 $36,066.31 

Interest Collected 968.98 

$37,035.29 

Cr. 

Paid Treasurer $23,645.46 

Abated 166.97 

Tax Title 3,066.82 

Uncollected January 1, 1935 10,156.04 

$37,035.29 



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1934 TOWN TAX 
Dr. 

Committed 898,777.22 

Interest Collected 55.34 

898,832.56 

Cr. 

Paid Treasurer 861,035.28 

Abated 190.96 

Uncollected 37,606.32 

898,832.56 

1931 EXCISE 
Dr. 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1934 8105.03 

Interest Collected 10.46 

8115.49 

Cr. 
Paid Treasurer 8115.49 8115.49 

1932 EXCISE 
Dr. 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1934 $2,054.04 

Interest Collected 124.87 

Due from Collector .06 

82,178.97 

Cr. 

Paid Treasurer 81,040.11 

Abated 651.35 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1935 487.51 

§2,178.97 

1933 EXCISE 
Dr. 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1934 83,408.33 

Interest Collected 89.98 

83,498.31 

Cr. 

Paid Treasurer 81,907.06 

Abated , 31.14 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1935 1,560.11 

83,498.31 



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1934 EXCISE 



Dr. 

Committed |6,283.09 

Interest Collected 12.34 



$6,295.43 



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Cr. 

Paid Treasurer $3,439.22 

Abated 31.71 

Uncollected 2,824.50 

$6,295.43 



SUMMARY OF TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT 

Total Debits 

1931 Town Tax S36.25 

1932 Town Tax 16,520.83 

1933 Town Tax 37,035.29 

1934 Town Tax 98,832.56 

1931 Excise 115.49 

1932 Excise 2,178.97 

1933 Excise 3,498.31 

1934 Excise 6,295.43 

$164,513.13 

Total Credits 

Cash Paid Treasurer $105,320.43 

Abated 2,085.73 

Tax Titles 4,457.86 

Uncollected 52,649.11 

$164,513.13 

CHARLES A. DURKEE, 

Tax Collector. 



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Fire Department 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen : 

I, herewith submit my report for the Fire Department for 
the year of 1934. 

The total number of alarms answered by the entire depart- 
ment are as follows: 

Building, 12 ; Auto 1 ; Chimney 8 ; False 2. 

Total loss: |8,250.26 (extinguishing labor cost |311.00). 

The new five hundred (500) gallon pump has been put into 
service at Acton Center and makes quite an improvement and 
will also give the Acton Center district adequate fire protection. 

The old Chemical Truck at South Acton is getting rather 
weak and should be replaced with a new pump as soon as possible. 
Respectfully submitted, 

H. S. MacGREGOR, 
Chief of Fire Department. 



Forest Warden's Report 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen : 
Gentlemen : 

Your Forest Warden submits the following report for the 
year ending December 31, 1934: 

Total number of fires responded to 15 

Out of town 2 

This has been another good year for us on forest fires which 
has enabled us to further add to our equipment. 

Your Forest Warden wishes to recommend an appropriation 
of ($500) five hundred dollars for the suppression and extin- 
guishing of forest fires. 

The "Water Hole" proposition, as suggested by your Forest 
Warden, in last year's report, has been started and we hope 
funds will be available to carry on this good work this year. 

The forest fire apparatus is in good condition and has given 
excellent service on building fires as well as forest fires. 
Respectfully submitted, 

ALAN B. FROST, 
Forest Warden. 



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Report of the Board of Health 



For the Year Ending Dec. 31, 1934 

Burial Permits issued in Acton 30 

Residents who died in other towns 11 

Total number of deaths recorded 41 

Non-resident burials . 21 

List of contagious diseases reported to the Board of Health 

January 1, 1934 to January 1, 1935: 

Chicken-pox 5 

Influenza 1 

Measles 5 

Scarlet Fever 6 

Pneumonia (Lobar) 1 

Whooping Cough 6 

Dog Bite 5 

Meningitis (Acute) 1 

Total 30 

Deaths None 
Your Board would recommend that $1,000 be appropriated 
for the use of the Board for the present year. - 

ACTON BOARD OF HEALTH, 

CHARLES A. DURKEE, 
■ Agent. 



Report of Town Nurse 

To the Board of Health : 

Town calls (bedside nursing) 1,164 

Welfare 501 

Prenatal 176 

Child Welfare 317 

Respectfully submitted, 

LILLIAN E. FROST. 



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Goodnow Fund 



For the Year Ending December 31, 1934 

Investments 

Warren Institution for Savings $1,458.33 

Charlestown Five Cents Savings Bank . . 1,000.00 

City Institution for Savings, Lowell .... 1,000.00 



Receipts 

Warren Institution for Savings |43.93 

Charlestov^n Five Cents Savings Bank . . 35.00 

City Institution for Savings 30.00 



Payments 

Ella L. Miller, treasurer of the Evangeli- 
cal Church in Acton $32.50 

Harlan E. Tuttle, treasurer of the Evan- 
gelical Church in Acton 56.40 

Fred W. Green, care of Goodnow Lot, 

Woodlawn Cemetery 15.00 

Added to Savings deposit 5.03 



$3,458.33 



$108.93 



$108.93 



CHARLOTTE CONANT, 
CHARLES E. SMITH, 
HORACE F. TUTTLE, 

Trustees of Goodnow Fund. 



66 



Report of the Work of the Middlesex County Extension 
Service in Acton During 1934 



The following report is given of the work of Middlesex County 
Extension Service in this town for the year 1934. 

The town of Acton has served more or less as a central meet- 
ing place for farm organizations of Middlesex County. Middle- 
sex County Dairy Farmers' Association and the Herd Improve- 
ment Association hold all of their meetings in this town. Also 
the County Poultrymen's Association meetings are held every 
month except during the summer. 

Meetings were held of interest to fruit growers on picking and 
packing apples. Many individual farm requests have been an- 
swered, either through the office or by making personal farm 
visits. These have had to do largely with the poultry and fruit 
men. 

Under the C. W. A. project for cutting down ieglected apple 
trees some assistance was rendered in the organization and de- 
velopment of the project. 

At Acton Fair judges were furnished for several departments 
and assistance given in arranging some of the exhibits. 

Ninety-two boys and girls are enrolled in Acton in 4-H club 
work. The membership is divided among Clothing, Home Fur- 
nishing, Poultry, Garden and Handicraft projects. John 
McGuire and Robert Clapp had unusually fine gardens and were 
both awarded money prizes by the Middlesex North Agricultural 
Society. This society sends a man to judge the boys' and girls' 
gardens in the northern part of the county, awarding prizes to 
the best. 

The junior committee for the Acton Fair headed by Joseph 
Perry, Superintendent, did a fine job. In spite of dry weather 
the garden exhibits were good and there was an increase in all 
other exhibits. The committee took entire charge of the 4-H 
building. 

North and Center Acton have had regular organized groups in 
homemaking, studying Nutrition, Home Management, Garden- 
ing and Canning. Miscellaneous meetings were held in West 



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and South Acton. All leader training meetings for the Nas- 
hoba section have been held in Acton Center ; the Woman's Club 
house offers excellent facilities for such work. A study group in 
West and Center Acton is discussing the problems of the pre- 
school child. These leader schools are conducted by Mrs. Ruth 
Morley, State Child Guidance Specialist. 

The home agent has met with a group of interested men to talk 
over the possibilities of a recreational center in Acton. The fair 
grounds would make an ideal center if proper arrangements can 
be made. Two state recreation specialists and Mr. Carl Scraeder 
from the State Department of Education spoke at some of these 
committee meetings. The topic will be discussed this winter, 
and we hope definite plans will be made. 

It should be remembered that the work of the Middlesex 
County Extension Service is free to all citizens of the county 
who desire to participate in its work. It is organized primarily 
to serve farmers, homemakers and boys and girls residing in 
rural sections, but homemakers, back yard gardeners and boys 
and girls in villages may also avail themselves of this service. 



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Librarian's Report, 1934 



Accessions: Number of volumes in the Library January 1, 
1934, 19,797. Increase by purchase, 383. Increase by gift, 22. 

Total increase 405 ; withdrawn from circulation, 175. 
Total number of volumes in Library, January 1, 1935, 20,027. 

Circulation: Number of days the Library was open, 101. 

Number of volumes circulated, 15,480. 

Largest daily circulation, 217 March 24. 

Smallest daily circulation, 76, December 19. 

Daily average circulation, 153 plus. 

Received from Library fines and magazines sold 

paid to Town Treasurer S67.48 

Gifts of Books have been received from the following sources : 
U. S. Government, 1 ; State of Massachusetts, 8 ; First National 
Bank of Boston, 1; Ford Motor Co., 1; New York Stock Ex- 
change, 1 ; Harvey J. Firestone, 1 ; David I. Walsh, 1 ; Alice Con- 
don, 4 ; Edward R. Farrar, 1 ; Albert Jensen, 1 ; Barbara Horton, 
1 ; Irene Barritt, 1. 

ARTHUR F. DAVIS, Librarian. I 



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Aiken, G. D.— Pioneering With Wild Flowers 71A291p 

Andrews, R. C— Ends of the Earth 910A569e 

Anon— The First National Bank of Boston 974.5A100f 

Anon— The New Dealers 921A100n 

Anon — New York Stock Exchange Year Book 33A100nf 

Baker, R. H.— When the Stars Come Out 52B168w 

Bartlett, R. A.— Sails Over Ice 919.8B291s 

Batson, A. — African Intrigue 916B334a 

Benet, S. V.— John Brown's Body 81B461J 



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Benson, E. F.— The Life of Alcibiades 928A352h 

Borden, M.— Mary of Nazareth 23B728m 

Borrow, G.— Celtic Bards, Chiefs and Kings 82B737c 

Bowles, E. S. — About Antiques 74B787a 

Bowles, E. S. — Homespun Handicrafts 74B787h 

Boyd, J.— My Farm in Lion Country 916.7B789m 

Bradley, N.— Anne Sulhvan Macy 922M177b 

Brown, C. S.— Shifted Letter Puzzles 79B877s 

Brown, S. (ed.)— The Boat Book 69B879b 

Browne, L.— How Odd of God 29B882h 

Bush, F. G. and Welboume F.— Design 74B978d 

Chapman, F. M. — Autobiography of a Bird-lover . . . 922C466c 
Chappel, J. M.— Face to Face With Our Presidents . . 921C467f 
Charnley, M. — Jean Lafitte, Gentleman Smuggler . . . 922L164c 

Chinard, G.— Honest John Adams 922A214c 

Churchill, W. S.— Amid These Storms 924C5631c 

Churchill, W. S.— A Roving Commission 924C5631ch 

Clapper, R. — Racketeering in Washington 32C589r 

Clemenceau, G.— In the Evening of My Thought 50C625i 

Coates, C. W.— Tropical Fishes 59C652t 

Colman, R. A. (Ed.)— The Golden West 81C716g 

Cooper, V. I. — Windjamming to Fiji 910C778w 

Cotton, E. H. (Ed.)— Has Science Discovered God 50C851h 

Crissey, F.— The Story of Foods 64C932s 

Danzig, A.— The Racquet Game 79D199r 

Davidson, M. — Understanding Modern Art 70D253u 

Dennis, M. C. — My Normandy 914.4D411m 

Ditmas, R. L.— The Forest of Adventure 59D615f 

Ditmas, R. L.— Reptiles of the World 59D615r 

Drake, W. A. — Contemporary European Writers .... 920D763c 

Duggar, B. M. — Mushroom Growing 63D8661m 

Dunn, E. D. — Double-crossing America by Motor . . 917.3D923d 

Dwinger, E.— Between White and Red 940.3D991d 

Earhart, W. — Music to the Listening Ear 78E12m 

Eddy, S.— Russia To-day 914.7E21r 

Eldridge, F. R.— Dangerous Thoughts on the Orient . 915.2E37d 

Elson, A.— The Book of Musical Knowledge 78E49b 

Engelbrecht, H. C. and Hanighen, F. C. — Merchants of 

Death 35E57m 

Essad-Bey— Ogpu the Plot Against the World 947E78o 



70 

Floherty, J. J.— 'Board the Airliner 62F628b 

Fosdick, H. E.— As I See Religion 20F748as 

Gibbs, P. — Adventures in Journalism 924G443g 

Gilfillan, L.— I Went to Pit College 922G473g 

Goodman, N.— Benjamin Rush 922R952g 

Grant, M.— The Conquest of a Continent 57G762c 

Graves, R. H.— The Triumph of an Idea 922F711g 

Grosjean, W. H.— The Nev^ Chardenal 44G877n 

Gross, A.— Lincoln's Own Stories 922L736gr 

Haldane, J. B. S.— Possible Worlds 50H158p 

Hearn, L.— Creole Sketches 81H436c 

Herrick, F. H.— The American Eagle 59H566a 

Hillyer, R.— The Collected Verse of Robert Hillyer . . . 81H565c 

Hoover, H.— The Challenge to Liberty 32H789c 

Hoover, I. H.— Forty-two Years in the White House, 922H7891h 
Hopkins, C. E.— Ohio the Beautiful and Historic . . 917.3H793o 
Howard, J. T. — Stephen Foster, America's Trou- 

bador 922F757h 

Huffard, G. T. (Ed) My Poetry Book 80H889m 

Ivey, G. F. — The physical Properties of Lumber 69I94p 

Jaife, B. — Crucibles, the Lives and Achievements of 

the Great Chemists 920J23c 

James, W.— All in the Day's Riding 917.3J29a 

Johnson, T. M.— Our Secret War 940.3J69o 

Joralemon, I. B. — Romantic Cooper, its Lure and Lore . 62J82r 

Keene, J. H.— The Mystery of Handwriting 65K26m 

Kemmerer, E. W. — Kemmerer on Money 33K31k 

Kipling, R.— Letters of Travel, 1892-1913 910K571 

Klein, J.— Frontiers of Trade 38K64f 

Knowlton, E.— The Naked Mountain 915.4K73n 

Kreymborg, A. (Ed.) — Lyric America 80K921 

Krzyzanowski, J. — Polish Romantic Literature 89K94p 

LaMonte, F. and Welch, M. — Vanishing Wilderness . . 59L234v 

Lathom, X.— Claude Monet 925M7421 

Lincoln, C. H. (Ed.) — Correspondence of Gov. 

William Shirley, 1731-1760 922S5581 

Lindsay, J. S. — Iron and Brass Implements of the 

Enghsh Home 74L748i 

Lippman, W.— Interpretations, 1931-32 973L766i 

Lomax, J. A. — American Ballads and Folk Songs 78L829a 



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Lothrop, E. — Early American Inns and Taverns . . 917.3L882e 
Lothrop, E.— Historic Houses of Early America . . . 917.3L882h 

McCully, A. — American Alpines in the Garden 63M133a 

McFee, I. N.— How Our Government is Run 35M143h 

Macy, J — American Writers on American Literature . 81M177a 

Manley, W. L.— Death Valley in '49 922M279m 

Mann, L. Q.— From Jungle to Zoo 59M281f 

Maule, F.— She Strives to Conquer 37M449s 

Miller, J.— Camel-bells of Baghdad 915.5M648c 

Morris, A. A.— Digging in the Southwest 913M875d 

Naumburg, E. H. and Others — Skyscraper 62N299s 

Newton, A. E. — End Papers, Literary Recreations . . 81N561e 

Norden, H.— Africa's Last Empire 916.6N829a 

O'Connell, Cardinal — Recollections of Seventy Years . 922018o 

Peabody, J. P.— Collected Poems 81P352c 

Peck, A. M.— Young Mexico 917.2P366y 

Page, V. W.— Ford Model V 8-B & A Cars 62P132f 

Prescott, W. H.— Conquest of Mexico 972P933c 

Quinn, A. H. — A History of the American Drama to 

to the Civil War 79Q7h 

Quinn, A. H. — A History of the American Drama to 

the Present Day 79Qhi 

Raymond, W. (Ed.) — Standard Catalog, United 

States Coins and Currency 73R273s 

Reinach S. — Orpheus, a History of Religions 27R364o 

Rihbany, A. M. — Wise Men from East and from 

the West 32R571w 

Rockwell, F. F.— Gardening Under Glass 63R684g 

Rogers, C— The Legend of Calvin Coolidge 922C774r 

Rugg, A. P. — Memorial Address on Calvin Coolidge, 922C774ru 
Russell, C. E.— Charlemagne, First of the Moderns . . 925C474r 

Schnitman, L. S.— How Safe is Life Insurance? 33S361h 

Scott, N. — Old Plantation Houses in Louisiana 72S428o 

Sears, C. E.— The Great Pow-wow 973.2S439g 

Sewall, W. W.— Bill Sewall's Story of T. R 922R781s 

Shaw, F. H.— Full Fathom's Five 910S534f 

Shull, J. M. — Rainbow Fragments 63S562r 

Snyder, F.— The Life of Robert Burns 924B967sn 

Stout, C. H.— The Amateur's Book of the Dahlia 63S889a 

Streeter, D. W. — An Arctic Rodeo 919.85915a 



72 

Sutley, Z. T.— The Last Frontier 922S965s 

Talman, C. F.. .The Realm of the Air 55T151r 

Toothaker, C. R. — Commercial Raw Material 33T668c 

Townsend R. — Ways That are Dark; the Truth 

About China 915.1T749w 

Warner, G. S.— Pop Warner's Book for Boys 79W281p 

Warshow, R. I. — Alaxander Hamilton 922H217w 

Way, F., Jr.— The Log of the Betsy Ann 917.3W3571 

White, B.— The Book of Daniel Drew 922D7762w 

White, E. L.— Why Rome Fell 937W583w 

White, P.— How to Fly an Airplane 62W587h 

Winkler, J. K.— Incredible Carnegie 922C289w 

Wright, W. J. — Greenhouses; their Construction 

and Equipment 63W9541g 

Young, J. C. — Liberia Rediscovered 916.7Y731 

Young, W. E. and Mazet, H. S.— Shark! Shark! 59Y78s 

FICTION 

Aldrich, B. S.— Miss Bishop A3652mi 

Ashton, H.— Mackerel Sky A828m 

Bacheller, I. — A Candle in the Wilderness B121c 

Bacheller, I— The Master of Chaos B121ma 

Baldwin, F. — Innocent Bystander B181i 

Baldwin, F. — Rosalie's Career B181r 

Baldwin, F. — Week-end Marriage B181w 

Bailey, T. — Enchanted Ground B156e 

Barnes, M. A.— Within this Present B261wi 

Barrington, E. — The Great Romantic B276gr 

Bassett, S. W.— Bayberry Lane B319b 

Bassett, S. W.— Shifting Sands B319s 

Beach, R. — Beyond Control B365be 

Beeding, F.— The Hidden Kingdom B4142h 

Bibesco, M. — Catherine Paris B581c 

Billings, B.— The Wolf of the Pecos ^ B598w 

Bindloss, H.— The Ghost of Hemlock Canyon B612gh 

Borden, M. — Jericho Sands B728j 

Bottome, P.— Devil's Due B751d 

Bower, B. M.— Laughing Water B7861a 

Bower, B. M.— Trails Meet B786ts 

Bower, B. M.— The Whoop-up Trail B786wh 



13 



Brand, M.— Slow Joe B817s 

Brand, M. — Smiling Charlie B817sm 

Brand, M.— Timbal-gulch Trail B817t 

Buchan, J.— Witch Weed B918w 

Buck, P.— The Mother B9221m 

Cohen, 0. R.— Transient Lady C678t 

Cullum, R.— The Luck of the Kid C9671u 

Cullum, R.— Sheets in the Wind C967s 

Curwood, J. 0.— Back to God's Country C982ba 

Curwood, J. 0.— Falkner of the Inland Seas C982fa 

Curwood, J. 0. — A Gentleman of Courage C982ge 

Curwood, J. 0.— Steele of the Royal Mounted C982s 

Dashwood, J.— The Month of May D2291m 

Deeping, W — The Prophetic Marriage DSllp 

Deeping, W. — Seven Men Came Back DSllse 

De la Roche, M.— Lark Ascending D3391 

Dell, E.— Charles Rex D357c 

Dell, E.— The Gate Marked Private D357ga 

Dilnot, G.— The Lazy Detective D5761 

Douglass, L. C. — Precious Jeopardy D734p 

Dumas A. — Sylvandire D888s 

EHot, E. C— Green doors E421g 

Evarts, H.— The Shaggy Legion E921sh 

Evarts, H.— Tomahawk Rights E921to 

Fairbanks, J. A.— The Bright Land F164b 

Farnol, J. — My Lady Caprice F235my 

Fletcher, J. S.— The Yorkshire Moorland Murder F613y 

Footner, H.— Anybody's Pearls F687a 

Footner, H.— The Doctor Who Held Hands F687d 

Friel, A. 0.— Cat O'Mountain F8991c 

Gaborian, E.— The Honor of the Name G116h 

Gibbs, P.— The Cross of Peace G443c 

Gibbs, P. — Young Anarchy G443y 

Gordon, R. C— The Arm of Gold G662a 

Gordon, R. C— The Girl from Glengary G662gi 

Gordon, R. C— The Runner G662ru 

Gregory, J. — Emerald Trails G822em 

Gregory, J. — The Everlasting Whispers G882e 

Gregory, J.— The Silver Star G822si 

Grey, Z.— The Drift Fence G842dr 



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Hackney, L. W.— Wing of Fame H123w 

Hauck, L. P.— Bill Had an Umbrella H358b 

Hauck, L. P.— His Own Roof Tree H358h 

Hauck, L. P.— Partners H368p 

Hendryx, J. B. — Corporal Downey Takes the Trail ..... H498c 

Hendryx, J. B.— North H498n 

Hendryx, J. B.— Raw Gold H498r 

Hendryx, J. B.— Snow Drift H498s 

Heyward, D.— Peter Ashley H622p 

Hichens, R.— The First Lady Brendon H626f 

Hueston, E.— Blithe Baldwin H887b 

Johnson, M.— The Slave Ship J73s 

Keating, L. A. — Riding the Range K25r 

Keating, L. A. — Riders of the Valley Range K25ri 

Kelland, C. B.— The Cat's Paw K293ca 

Keown, A. G.— The Cat Who Saw God K37c 

Kyne, P. B.— The Thunder God K99th 

Lane, R. W. — Let the Hurricane Roar L2661 

Larrimore, L. — Mulberry Square L334m 

Larrimore, L. — Robin Hill L334r 

Larrimore L. — Tarpaper Palace L334t 

Lincoln, J. C— The Peel Trait L7372pe . 

Lockhart, C— Old West and New L8160 

Loring, E.— We Ride the Gale L873w 

Lutz, G. L. H.— The Beloved Stranger L975be 

Lutz, G. L. H.— The Challengers L975ch 

Lutz, G. L. G.— The Chance of a Life Time L975cj J 

Lutz, G. L. H.— The Girl from Montana L975gi 

Lutz, G. L. H.— Kerry L975k 

Lutz, G. L. H.— The Patch of Blue L975pa 

Lutz, G. L. H.— Silver Wings L975si J 

MacGowan A. and Newberry P. — The Seventh Passenger M146se * 

MacGrath, H.— The Cellini Plaque M147c 

McNally, W.— House of Vanished Splendor M1692h 

Marshall, A.— Miss Webby at Steen M367mi 

Masefield, J.— The Bird of Dawning M396b 

Mason, A. E. W.— No Other Tiger M398n 

Miller, C— Lamb in His Bosom M64721 

Miller, H. T.— Sharon M648s 

Millin, S. G— The Coming of the Lord M655c 



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Morgan, C— The Fountain M847fo 

Moro&o, J. A.— Love in Her Heart M8691 

Mottram, R. H.— At the Sign of the Lame Dog M921a 

Nordhoff, C. and Hall, J. N.— Men Against the Sea N832me 

Nordhoff, C. and Hall, J. N.— Mutiny of the Bounty . . . N832m 

Norris, F. — Vandover and the Brute N855v 

Norris, K.— Treehaven N856tr 

O'Brien, K.— Without My Cloak 0132w 

Ogden, G. W.— The Guard of the Timberlands 034g 

Oppenheim, E. P. — The Ex-Detective 062ex 

Oppenheim, E. P. — Harvey Garrard's Crime Oo2ha 

Oppenheim, E.P.— The Ostrekoff Jewels 062o 

Pedler, M.— The Greater Courage P371gr 

Philpotts, E.— Bred in the Bone P556b 

Philpotts, E.— Witches Cauldron P556wj 

Philpotts, E.— A Shadow Passes P556s 

Poole, E.— Silent Storms P822s 

Raine, W. M. — Roaring River R155rp 

Rath, E. J.— Mister 44 R234mi 

Rhode, J. — The Venner Crime R475v 

Rinehart, M. R.— The Album R579al 

Rinehart, M. R. — The State versus Elinor Norton R579su 

Roberts, K. — Rabble in Arms R845r 

Rodda, C— Storm R686s 

Rolls, A.— Clerical Error R749c 

Rolvaag, 0. E. — Peder Victorious R744p 

Ruck, B.— Understudy R911u 

Sass, H. R.— Look Back to Glory S2521 

Scott, L.— Folly's Gold S427f 

Sholokhor, M.— And Quiet Flows the Don S5592q 

Shute, N. — The Mysterious Aviator S5621m 

Vance, L. J. — Linda Lee Incorporated V22221i 

Wallace, E.— The Land of Power W188ha 

Walpole, H.— Portrait of a Man with Red Hair W218p 

Ward, C— A Yankee Rover W2571y 

Weber, L. M. — Mr. Gold and Her Neighborhood House . W374m 

White, S. E.— Folded Hills W588f 

Williams, B. A.— Thrifty Stock W721th 

Wilson, M. B. — Yesterday's Promise W751y 

Wylie, E.— The Orphan Angel W982o 



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Wynne, A. — The White Arrow .- . W988w 

Yore, C.~Ranger Bill Y61ra 

Young, F. B.— The Redlakes Y715r. 

JUVENILE 

Allen, A. E.— Little Aunt Emmie JA42521 

Andersen, H. C— Fairy Tales JA546f2 

Bartlett, A. C— A Son of the Wild Pack— JB2891so 

Barton, G..— The Bell Haven Eight JB2931b 

Baynes, E. H.— Wild Life in the Blue Mountain Forest JB361w 

Bechdolt, J.— Hidden Waters JB3912b 

Bechdolt, J.— The Race of the Rails JB3912r 

Bemelmans, L. — Hansi JB455h 

Berry, E.— The Winged Girl of Knossos JB5342w 

Bianco, M.— The Good r riends JB578g 

Bianco, M. — Poor Cecco JB578p 

Blake, E. T.— The King of the Trail JB6361k 

Boulting, E. F.— The Beautiful Childhood J9B763b 

Brown, M. and E.— Alexander JB8791a 

Carr, M. J.— Children of the Covered Wagon JC312c 

Casserley, A. — Brian of the Mountain JC344b 

Chamberlin, E. C. — The Amazing Adventures of Kermit 

the Hermit Crab JC4431a 

Chute, A. H.— The Crested Seas JC564c 

Clarke, R. S.— Prudy Keeping House JC5992p 

Cook, N. E.— Welcome— Stranger JC7711w 

Cooper, F. T.— Little Gold Nugget JC77621 

Credle, E.— Down, Down the Mountain JC912d 

DeNervand, M.— Scarum JD392s 

Dixon, F. W.— Across the Pacific JD621a 

Dixon, F. W.— Battling the Wind JD621b 

Dixon, F. W.— Danger Trails of the Sky JD621d 

Dixon, F. W.— Lost at the South Pole JD6211 

Dixon, F. W. —The Secret of the Old Mill JD621se 

Dodgson, C. L. — Through the Looking Glass JD644t 

Doone, R. — Nurat the Brave JD691n 

Eaton, W. P.— The Cow that Lived in a House JE14c 

Edwards, L. — Jerry Todd and the Oak Island Treasure JE262J 

Edwards, L.— Jerry Todd and the Waltzing Hen JE262je 

Ellis, A. W.— Fairies and Enchanters JE472f 



77 

Fisher, C. and Langham, M. L. — World of Nature . . JF5331w 

Fitler, M. B.— Anna Mary JF546a 

Fitzgerald, P. L.— The Black Spearman JF554b 

Foa, E. — Little Robinson Cruso of Paris JF6491 

Fuller, C— Kitten Whiskers JF965k 

Gale E. — Katrina Van Ost and the Silver Rose JGlSlk 

Grant, M. N.— Windmills and Wooden Shoes JG7622w 

Green, F. Jr.— Fitz Junior With the Fleet J9G7952f 

Gregor, E. R. — Running Fox JG818ru 

Hall, E. G.— Back to Buckeye - . . JH175b 

Harshaw, R. — Reindeer of the Waves JH324r 

Hope, L. L. — The Bobbsey Twins Treasure Hunting JH791bob21 
Hope, L. L.— The Bobbsey Twins Wonderful Secret JH791bob22 

Jay, M. F.— High on a Hill JJ42h 

Judson, C. F. — Mary Jane her Book JJ93ma 

Judson, C. I. — Mary Jane in England JJ93m 

Keane, T. J.— Lubbers Afloat JK2441 

Keeler, 0. B.— The Boys Life of Bobby Jones J9J76k 

Keene, C.— The Secret of the Old Clock JK26s 

King, M,— Kees and Kleintje JK531k 

Krohn, G. & Johnson, J. N.— The Scales of the Silver Fish JK93s 

Lewis, S. F.— Ho-ming Girl of New China JL6732h 

Lippincott, J. W. and Roberts, G. J. — Nature Craft 

Creatures JL765n 

Lofting, H. — Doctor Dolittles Caravan JL829db 

McNeer, M. and Ward, L.— Prince Beautiful JM1695p 

Maxon, A.— The House that Jill Built JM463h 

Miller, J.— True Bear Stories JM648t 

Mills, J.— A Mountain Boyhood JM657m 

Milne, A. A. — Winnie the Pooh JM659w 

Minot, J. C— The Best Stories of Heroism I Know . . JM6662bg 

Minot, J. C— Tales of Freckle Days JM6682t 

Mirza, Y. B.— Son of the Sword JM677s 

Mochi, U.— African Shadows JM688a 

Morrow, H. W.— On to Oregon JM872o 

Nolan, J. C— The Young Douglas JN788y 

Osborne, N. C. — Gardiner A. C. — Good Wind and Good 

Water J0812g 

Pease, H.— The Ship Without a Crew JP363sh 

Peet, C— Mike the Cat JP375m 



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Petersham, M. and M. — Miki and Mary, their Search for 

Treasures JP484m 

Petersham, M. & M.— The Story Book of Things We Use JP484s 

Porcher, M. F. W.— Gloom Creek JP833g 

Ransome, A. — Winter Holiday JR212w 

Raspe, R. E. — Adventures of Baron Munchausen JR226a 

Rien, N.— The Reckless Seven JR564r 

Riggs, S.— The Story of Beowulf JR569s 

Robinson, L. F.— Jack's House JR6621J 

Ross, M. I.— Land of WilHwav^s JR8251 

Sayers, F. C. — Blue Bonnets for Lucinda JS274b 

Shannon, M.— Doby JS528d 

Sperry, A. — One Day with Jambi JS751on 

Stephens, C. A. — A Busy Year at the Old Squires JS832b 

Stephens, C. A.— A Great Year of Our Lives JS832g 

Stephens, C. A. — Hap and Mishaps at the Old Farm JS832h 

Stephens, C. A.— Molly's Baby JS832m 

Stephens, C. A.— My Folks in Maine JS832my 

Stephens, C. A.— When Life Was Young JS832w 

Stoddart, J. T. E.— Strange Birds at the Zoo JS868s 

Stone, A. W.— P. Penny and His Little Cart JB8772p 

Sugimoto, E. L & Austen, N. V. — With Taro and Hana in 

Japan JS947w 

Tarn, W. W.— The Treasure of the Isle of Mist JT189t 

Theiss, L. E.— The Mail Pilot of the Caribbean JT376m 

Van Epps, M. T. — Nancy Pembroke, Sophomore at Rex- 
ford JV252n 

Van Stockum, H.— A Day on Skates JV251d 

Verrill, A. H. — The Inca's Treasure House JV555i 

White, E. 0.— Where is Adelaide JW583wh 

Whitefield, R.— Danger Circus JW591d 

Williamson, T.— North After Seals JW732n 

Wyman, L. P.— The Golden Boys at the Haunted Camp JW984g 
Yeager, D.— Bob Flame Ranger JY37b 

REFERENCE 

Acts and Resolves of Massachusetts, 1933 
Annual Proceedings American Legion, 1933 
Birthplace of the Farrar Family in America 
Journal of the House of Representatives of Mass., 1934 



79 

Journal of the Senate of Massachusetts, 1934 
Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil 

War,, Vol. 7 
New York Stock Exchange Year Book, 1932-33 
Proceedings Encampment G. A. R., 1934 
Proceedings Encampment Mass. U. S. W. V., 1933 
Proceedings Encampment Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1933 
Report of the Librarian of Congress 



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Accountant's Report 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen : 

I herewith submit my report for the year 1934 : 

Expenditures 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Appropriation $5,500.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 169.12 



$5,669.12 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 

Howard J. Billings, Chairman $200.00 

Waldo E. Whitcomb 100.00 

George S. Braman 100.00 

Middlesex County Selectmen's Association 4.50 

N. E. Telephone & Tel. Co 3.67 

L. J. Peabody, Steel Cabinet 21.00 

Lowden's, Stationery 3.50 

Kennison Print, Town Reports 372.20 

Standard Maintenance Co., Typewriter . . 60.00 

Murphy & Snyder, Stationery, Printing 10.75 

Hobbs & Warren, Blanks 16.22 

Glenna Jones, Salary as Clerk 189.25 

Postage 36.00 

$1,117.09 

ACCOUNTANT'S DEPARTMENT 

Howard L. Jones, Salary $400.00 

Howard L. Jones, Postage 8.47 

Allen Stationery Co., Books, Stationery 5.55 

Remington Rand Co., Ledger Sheets .... 2.25 

Murphy & Snyder, Treasury Warrants . . 18.75 

$435.02 

ASSESSORS' DEPARTMENT 

Henry L. Haynes, Salary $300.00 

Albert P. Durkee, Salary 300.00 

Warren H. Jones, Salary 300.00 

George R. Barnistead, Tax Cards 1.00 



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Warren H. Jones, Attending Meetings . . 15.00 

Albert P. Durkee, Attending Meetings . . 10.00 

Henry L. Haynes, Attending Meetings . . 20.00 

L. L. Applin, Transfers, Probates 18.68 

Rachael Haynes, Services 25.00 

Maplewood Press, Voting List 60.00 

Henry L. Haynes, Postage, Telephone and 

Express 16.61 

Murphy & Myher, Printing 11.20 

Hobbs & Warren, Inc., Stationary 66.38 



TOWN CLERK'S DEPARTMENT 

Turners Public Spirit, Notices §5.50 

P. B. Murphy, Blanks 2.60 

J. L. Fairbanks, Binding, Book 13.50 

Robert S. Osterhout, Notices 3.36 

Murphy & Snyder, Printing, Stationary . . 16.00 



PUBLIC WELFARE 

George A. Richardson, Salary 8125.00 

Carl Backman, Salary 70.00 

B. D. Hall, Salary 35.00 

Carl Backman, Expense 35.00 

Glenna Jones, Clerk 116.00 



TREASURER'S DEPARTMENT 

Wm. H. Soar, Salary 8500.00 

Wm. H. Soar, Postage 59.70 

Wm. H. Soar, Recording Deeds 5.96 

Wm. H. Soar, Telephone .30 

Wm. H. Soar, Certifying Notes 8.00 

Hobbs & Warren, Book 6.02 

Murphy & Snyder, Envelopes 2.60 

Maynard Trust Co., Deposit Vault 5.50 

Glenna Jones, Services 24.50 



81,143.87 



840.96 



8381.00 



$612.58 



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COLLECTOR'S DEPARTMENT 

Charles A. Durkee, Salary 1697.50 

Charles A. Durkee, Expense at Registry 

of Deeds 18.50 

Charles A. Durkee, Postage 173.10 

James N. Berry, Cabinet 38.34 

A. W. Davis Co., Shellac, Hardware .... 1.95 
Hobbs & Warren, Inc., Books, Deeds, 

Etc 38.97 

Murphy & Snyder, Tax Bills, Envelopes, 

Etc 60.90 

ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 

Daniel W. Sheehan, Registrar $20.00 

David R. Kingsley, Registrar 6.00 

E. A. Phelan, Registrar * 20.00 

C. D. Chickering, Registration 20.00 

L. C. Hastings, Officer 15.00 

L. C. Hastings, Placing Booths 6.25 

Bertram D. Hall, Officer 15.00 

Theron Lowden, Officer 15.00 

James P. Brown, Officer 12.00 

John J. Manning, Officer •. 12.00 

Timothy Hennessey, Officer 3.00 

A. R. Beach, Officer 9.00 

Harry E. Holt, Officer 6.00 

John J. Duggan, Officer 6.00 

James W. Coughlin, Officer 12.00 

Harold Coughlin, Officer 9.00 

D. R. Kingsley, Officer 6.00 

James Kingsley, Officer 12.00 

Arthur F. Davis 15.00 

E. A. Phalen, Recount 4.00 

Universalist Church, Rent 20.00 

Murphy & Snyder, Warrants, Ballots, 

Lists, Etc 178.60 

R. Dexter Tolman, Ballot Box 70.00 

Enterprise Press, Notices 5.64 

Albert P. Durkee, Moderator 25.00 



$1,029.26 



1522.49 



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CATTLE INSPECTOR 
Fred S. Whitcomb, Salary, 1933-1934 . . . 8250.00 



?250.00 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

Ralph T. Littlefield, Salary $120.00 

Hobbs & Warren, Inc 16.85 

$136.85 

$5,669.12 

TREASURER'S AND COLLECTOR'S BONDS 

Appropriation $225.00 

Paid: 

C. A. Durkee $200.50 

Unexpended Balance 24.50 

$225.00 

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 

Appropriation $1,000.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 3.93 

$1,003.93 

Paid: 

A. W. Davis Co., coal, wood, fertilizer $226.63 

Boston Consolidated Gas Co 32.60 

Allen Chair Corp., Chair parts 6.24 

Edison Electric Light Co 90.12 

B. A. King, lighting fixtures, labor .... 25.50 

N. H. Tenney, repairs on boiler 50.29 

Frank Braman, removing ashes 2.70 

0. D. Wood, labor 88.67 

George A. Braman, repairs, labor and 

supplies 35.20 

So. Acton Dept. Store, stove pipe .... 1.50 
So. Acton Coal and Lumber Co., 

lumber 1.20 

E. F. Conant, labor 29.20 

Mrs. C. F. Kingsley, removing ashes . . 2.00 

Spaulding Fibre Co., chair seats 4.59 

William Lawrence, labor 3.20 

N. Di Gracamandera, labor 4.80 

N. Di Gracamandera, labor 8.00 



1 



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West and South Water Supply 18.47 

William P. Proctor Co., Lumber 19.27 

Samuel Knowlton, Painting Fire House 28.40 

0. H. Howe, Flowers 1.50 

George H. Reed, Fertilizer 3.25 

Ideal Mower Sales Co., Repairs 7.65 

Neil & Butcher, Patching Fire House 5.00 

George Morse, Gas 8.00 

David Clayton, Painting Fire House . . 52.00 

E. R. Sanborn, Repairs 8.58 

H. Schnair, Painting Fire House .... 199.00 

Esther Bressette, Cleaning 6.50 

W. A. Raynor, cutting brush and 

hedge 10.00 

Joe Gallant, Labor 3.20 

F. W. Green, Mowing 10.79 

Albert E. Sims, Repairs 9.88 

$1,003.93 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Appropriation |2,500.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 100.00 

12,600.00 

Paid: 

Michael Foley, Salary |2,053.02 

Roy Houghton 1.45 

N. E. Telephone & Tel. Co 72.24 

Murphy & Snyder, envelopes, signs . . 12.50 

Edison Electric 111. Co 23.83 

George A. Braman, Services 272.51 

McPhersons, cartridges 1.50 

F. M. Batchelder Co., Uniform 43.50 

Robert G. Willette, Services $20.26 

Wm. Driscoll, Services 12.00 

Alan B. Frost, Services 63.01 

J. S. Moore, Brush .20 

M. E. Taylor & Co., Paint 1.20 

W. P. Proctor Co., Paint, Lumber .... 6.11 

Dr. R. F. Christie, Medical Aid 5.00 

$2,588.33 

Unexpended Balance 11.67 



$2,600.00 



85 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Appropriation 82,800.00 

Paid: 

George S. Braman, Janitor $30.00 

Pay Roll, West, for Fires ] 

Pay Roll, South, for Fires [ 251.00 

Pay Roll, Center, for Fires J 

N. E. Telephone & Tel. Co 92.05 

E. L. Young, Paper 1.00 

Maynard, Acton & Oil Co., Gas 2.63 

H. Schnair, Care of Truck 16.00 

Iner Peterson, Janitor and Care of 

Truck 128.00 

George H. Reed, Coal 213.16 

South Acton Coal & Lumber Co., Coal 201.44 

Acton Motor Co., Gas, Repairs, Etc. . . 29.30 

WilHam G. Lawrence, Janitor 158.95 

Malcolm Fullonton, Care of Truck 16.00 

John Pederson, Gas and Motor Parts 9.25 

T. F. Parker, Latch 5.00 

J. J. Manning, Janitor 120.00 

Frank Gallant, Bolts .75 

American La France & Foamite Indus- 
try, Hose 541.41 

E. R. Sanborn, Labor 20.00 

West & South Water Supply 36.00 

R. S. Baker, Gas 5.52 

Gorham Fire Equipment Co., Equip- 
ment 9.20 

Edison Electric 111. Co 188.78 

South Acton Dep't Store, Tube 4.00 

A. W. Davis Co., Supplies 5.15 

F. K. Howe, Bandage 1.00 

W. J. Murray, Repairs on Truck 15.00 

George Morse, Gas and Oil 10.33 

Direct Sales Co., First Aid Kits 29.25 

Wm. P. Proctor Co., Lumber .81 

A. H. Blanchard Co., Supplies 26.60 

C. A. Mosso Labratories, Oil of Salt . . 3.50 

J. S. Moore, Paper, Polish 1.84 



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Clarence Robbins, Carting Ashes .... 5.50 

Strong & Tracy, Paper .68 

Hay ward & Fullonton, Work on Whistle 1.50 

Wm. B. Holt, Solvent 1.50 

H. S. MacGregor, Postage, Telephone 6.30 

Towers Motor Parts, Chains 6.70 

Farrar Body Co., Connection 9.85 

Acton Fire Co., No. 1, Mop, Polish 1.65 

Annual Salaries 460.00 

E. R. A. PROJECTS 

F. E. Hollowell, Truck 64.00 

Hosen A. Gould, Truck 42.50 

A. R. Jenks, Gravel 24.30 

C. B. Robbins, Truck 2.00 

$2,799.40 

Unexpended Balance .60 



$2,800.00 



FOREST FIRES 

Appropriation $500.00 

Paid : 

Pay Rolls, Fires $113.60 

John Pederson, Gas 2.00 

Justin A. McCarthy, Hose 144.12 

Giant Battery Co., Battery 7.42 

Allan B. Frost, Patrol 21.44 

Tower Motor Parts, Chains 8.73 

American LaFrance and Foamite Ind., 

Hose 130.00 

$427.31 

Unexpended Balance 72.69 

$500.00 



87 

SPECIAL NEW EQUIPMENT 

Appropriation 83,000.00 

Paid: 

Reo Sales Corp 81,307.00 

Farrar Body Co 828.00 

American Steam Pump 800.00 

$2,935.00 

Unexpended Balance 65.00 



§3,000.00 



HYDRANT SERVICE 

Appropriation 83,079.00 

Paid: 

West and South Water Supply District §2,825.00 

Town of Concord 253.00 

§3,078.00 

Unexpended Balance 1.00 



§3,079.00 



MOTH DEPARTMENT 

Appropriation §500.00 

Paid: 

James J. Knight, Labor §127.00 

James J. Knight, Truck 160.33 

Clarence Robbins, Truck 1.00 

J. S. Moore, Tools 62.07 

George L. Morse, Oil 3.04 

Harold E. Day, Filing Saws 1.50 

MacPherson, Saw 9.45 

Frost Insecticide Co., Brushes 24.10 

M. W. Leahy, Moving Tree 20.00 

James J. Knight, Sundry Expenses . . 4.70 

James Higgins and Son, Creosote .... 84.43 

§497.62 

Unexpended Balance 2.38 

§500.00 



88 

TREE WARDEN 

Appropriation $500.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund .15 



8500.15 
Paid: 

J. S. Moore, Chisel, Oil $3.00 

Samuel Cabot 5.18 

James J. Knight, Labor 310.05 

James J. Knight, Truck 147.75 

John Dunivan, Labor 2.00 

David Clayton, Labor 3.00 

H. E. Day, Filing Sav^s 2.70 

South Acton Coal & Lumber Co 1.57 

Horace Tuttle, Labor 1.00 

John Bradley, Labor 12.80 

E. P. Gates, Irons 1.50 

T. F. Parker, Saw 2.90 

Herbert Hale, Filing Saws 1.25 

James J. Knight, Sundry Expenses . . 5.45 

S500.15 

HEALTH 

Appropriation $1,000.00 

Paid: 

R. F. Durkee, Salary 1933-1934 $30.00 

George H. Tuttle, Salary 1933-1934 • . 20.00 

F. E. Tasker, Salary 1933-1934 50.00 

James Kingsley, Inspection 9.00 

E. R. Sanborn, Labor and Material . . . 8.00 

C. A. Durkee, Service 57.91 

Frank Farrar, Labor 141.00 

M. E. Taylor & Co., Supplies 53.32 

W. A. Twombley, Ambulance 12.00 

Fitzgerald Garage 2.70 

Dr. 0. L. Clark, Services 49.00 

Wm. P. Proctor Co 14.01 

George A. Braman, Messenger 5.00 

Parke Davis Co., Supplies 32.83 

Waltham Hospital 96.50 



89 

Francis Shaw, Labor 2.00 

Percy Wood, Labor 2.60 

Richard Sisson, Labor 3.20 

Ernest A. Mayell, Services . 75.00 

Acton Pipe Co., Pipe 13.25 

George A. Richardson, Cleaning .... 17.40 

Acton Motor Co., Gas Cartage 1.15 

R. F. Durkee, Postage 1.50 

?697.37 

Unexpended Balance 302.63 

11,000.00 
TOWN NURSE 

Appropriation §2,200.00 

Paid: 

Lillian E. Frost, Nurse §2,000.16 

Albert Noll, Supplies 83.01 

Ye Old Town Shoppe 12.00 

12,095.17 

Unexpended Balance 104.83 

§2,200.00 

HIGHWAYS 

Appropriation §12,000.00 

State of Mass., Chapter 81 8,700.00 

State of Mass., Chapter 90 2,000.00 

Middlesex County, Chapter 90 2,000.00 

§24,700.00 

Paid: 

A. W. Davis Co., Tools, Cement §271.47 

G. H. Reed, Cement, Tools 142.45 

N- E. Fencing Co., Cable Guard 44.70 

Samuel Knowlton, Gravel 67.20 

Mrs. M. Spinney, Gravel 15.60 

E. B. Gates, Sharpening 129.30 

John Watkins', Gravel 94.05 

John Anderson, Gravel 231.20 

Buffalo Springfield Roller Co., Parts . . 75.89 

Mass. Broken Stone Co 447.81 

General Crushed Stone Co 7.50 



90 



North Middlesex Washed Sand and 

Gravel Co 162.33 

Standard Oil Co., Oil 7,3457ci 

Laffins Express 2.75 

A. Cristofferson, Gravel 234.60 

J. S. Moore, Tools 22.35 

Shunk Mfg. Co., Blade 7.45 

Nashoba Garage, Repairs 4.10 

Acton Motor Co., Gas, Repairs 53.08 

Bursan Gas and Oil Co 37.41 

T. F. Parker, Hammer, Wedge 2.30 

Geo. Morse, Gas 8.15 

Maynard and Acton Oil Co 29.56 

Acton Pipe Co .98 

Charles A. Miller, Expense Account . . 92.96 
So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co., Lock, 

Lumber 2.70 

Wm. P. Proctor Co., Lumber 715.76 

Lowell Iron & Steel Co., Bars 86.00 

N. E. Bolt Co 9.76 

Ccnant Machine Co., Repairs 49.88 

A. Jalonen, Drag 7.50 

John C. Bennett, Drills, Wedges 6.50 

Dance Co., Rental of Pump 66.00 

M. I. Houghton 1.13 

W. Larabee, Bags 3.75 

G. M. & A. W. Hartwell, Strips 3.20 

W. B. Holt, Gasket .75 

R. S. Baker, Gas 2.60 

E. A. Ccmeau, Sand 146.70 

E. Hollowell, Curbing 140.00 

G. H. Pierce, Rental of Mixer 35.95 

MacPhersons, Hoe 1.15 

Greenough Const. Co., Trucking 51.80 

Fletcher Corner Filling Co., Gas 5.10 

C. DiGracomandrea, Gravel 79.94 

M. E. Taylor & Co., Tools 7.92 

E. Holowell, Cement Work 1.50 

N. E. Concrete Const. Co., Pipe 204.92 

Wilson Lumber Co 30.75 

N. E. Bolt Co., Pipe 116.40 



91 



American Powder Co., Dynamite . 



15.25 



$11,323.11 



PAY ROLLS 
Labor : 

A. H. Perkins, Superintendent $986.40 

C. A. Miller 280.00 

Geo. Hayward 260.55 

W. Larabee 363.50 

J. Beach 189.00 

J. Gallant 347.80 

J. Weymouth 19.20 

E. Anderson 9.10 

T. Murray 106.00 

P. Callan 241.20 

A. Beach 206.40 

R. Penney 43.20 

G. Penney 19.20 

R. Gagnon 217.40 

L. Allard 149.60 

E. Butler 157.20 

L. Morse 157.80 

J. Garceau 149.40 

J. Desmond 82.60 

W. Scanlon 190.80 

A. Wessels 173.80 

J. Combs 122.40 

E. McGuire 54.80 

F. Williams 19.20 

W. Lawrence 163.20 

F. Mauro 25.60 

T. Cole 6.40 

J. Troup 22.40 

A. Marsh 68.80 

W. Conquest 154.40 

C. DiGracomandrea 48.40 

N. DiGracomandrea ♦ 105.60 

W. Livermore 33.60 

F. Brayent 22.40 

H. Conquest 105.20 

E. Hurley 91.20 



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M. Sheehan 148.00 

J. Brennen 72.00 

A. MacKelvie 68.80 

A. Hurley 122.80 

B. Owen 114.00 

A. Dubey 147.00 

C. Whitcomb 229.60 

E. Hall 205.60 

H. Capell 186.00 

P. Wood 167.20 

F. Willet 25.60 

W. Henson 102.40 

F. Gallant 1.60 

W. Charter 38.40 

G. Rugg 52.00 

H. Smart 17.60 

A. Haynes 25.60 

R. Sisson 33.60 

J. Hurley 1.60 

G. Charter .80 

W. Goodearl 15.20 

R. Boyse 89.60 

S. Hagen 40.40 

S. Paddock 198.00 

R. Willet 67.00 

L. Leveroni 16.00 



Trucks : 

C. Robbins ' $847.10 

N. Perlins 1,331.35 

Mrs. C. Kingsley 842.20 

A. H. Perkins 495.60 

R. Jones 807.00 

H. Gould 547.00 

E. Anderson 82.00 

A. Jalonen t 266.00 

J. Reynalds 284.75 

E. Halowell 68.00 

A. W. Davis 8.00 

R. Willett 74.00 



17,580.15 



93 

J. Briggs 127.00 

J. Hurley 16.00 



5,796.00 

§24,699.26 
Unexpended Balance .74 



§24,700.00 



POPE ROAD 

Appropriation §2,500.00 

State of Mass. Chapter 90 3,750.00 

Middlesex County Chapter 90 1,250.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 6.82 



Paid: 

Berger Metal Culvert Co., Culvert . . . $153.82 

N. E. Bolt Co., Pipe 321.27 

S. E. Knowlton, Gravel 31.30 

Wilson Lumber Co., Brick 71.23 

Bursar Gas & Oil Co 92.45 

Commonwealth of Mass., Rail Posts . . . 57.50 

A. W. Davis Co., Cement, Tools 34.50 

C. DiGracomandrea, Gravel 189.86 

Com. of Mass., Grate Frames 40.38 

Am. Cyanide & Chemical Co., Caps . . . 7.00 

Standard Oil Co., Oil 522.61 



PAY ROLLS 
Labor : 

A. H. Perkins, Supt $306.00 

W. Larrabee 314.50 

W. Lawrence 78.40 

A. Hurley 104.80 

J. Beach 78.40 

A. Dubey 71.60 

J. Gallant 54.40 

L. Allard 99.60 

W. Conquest 103.00 

S. Paddock 159.20 



$7,506.82 



$1,521.92 



94 

R. Willet 6.40 

W. Henson 41.60 

T. Murray 19.20 

P. Callan ' 30.00 

A. Wessells 82.00 

P. Wood 75.60 

A. Beach 69.20 

N. DiGracomandrea 175.20 

C. DiGracomandrea 172.80 

H. Conquest 198.20 

R. Gagnon 105.60 

M. Sheehan 90.80 

W. Condon 36.00 

C. Briggs 164.80 

E. Butler 79.40 

S. Hagen 90.00 

H. Capell 36.80 

B. Owen 148.00 

R. Boyce 53.00 

A. Haynes 12.80 

R. Sisson 12.80 

W. Scanlon 22.40 

C. Whitcomb 20.80 

E. Hall 36.80 

H. Smart 19.20 

L. Morse .60 



Trucks : 

A. H. Perkins $159.00 

N. Perkins 100.00 

Mrs. C. Kingsley 552.50 

C. Robbins 377.00 

H. Gould :.. 456.50 

R. Jones 544.50 

R. Willet 334.00 

E. Anderson 243.50 

A. W. Davis 48.00 



83,169.90 



2,815.00 
$7,506.82 



95 

SYLVIA STREET 

Appropriation §600.00 

Paid: 

John Anderson, Gravel S43.50 

Geo. Morse, Gas 8.70 

Bursaw Gas & Oil Co., Gas 13.27 



§65.47 



PAY 

Labor : 

W. Larabee 

P. Callan 


ROLLS 

S47.25 

3.20 


R. Penney 


12.00 


C. Whitcomb 

W. Henson 


25.00 

25.00 


H. Capell 


21.80 


E. Hall 


18.60 


M. Marsh 


15.40 


L. Morse 


3.20 


A. Hurley 


8.00 


B. Owen 


9.60 


A. Dubey 


8.00 


W. Charter 

J. Davis 


16.00 

12.80 


R. Gagnon 


19.20 


A. Wessells 


16.00 


W. Scanlon 


16.00 


Trucks : 

H. Gould 


$94.50 


J. Briggs 


22.50 


A. Anderson 

C. Robbins 


14.50 

64.00 



?277.05 



$195.50 



Unexpended Balance 



?538.02 
61.98 



$600.00 



96 



SNOW REMOVAL 

Appropriation $5,000.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 26.81 

$5,026.81 

Paid: 

A. M. Christofferson, Ploughing $2,605.66 

Good Road Machinery Co., Parts 49.25 

Monarch Mfg. Co., Plow, Edges 300.G0 

A. W. Davis Co., Shovels 38.27 

J. S. Moore, Shovels 4.00 

Conant Machine Co., Screen, Repairs . . 20.23 

Acton Motor Co., Welding 5.75 

E. P. Gates, Repairs 3.40 

Geo. H. Reed, Shovels 6.00 

Pay Rolls : 

Labor 1,714.10 

Trucks 280.15 

$5,026.81 

STREET LIGHTING 

Appropriation $2,500.00 

Paid: 

Edison Electric 111. Co $2,416.05 

Unexpended Balance 83.95 

$2,500.00 

PUBLIC WELFARE 

Appropriation $6,000.00 

Contributions 17.50 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 83.18 

$6,100.68 

Paid: 

Orders of Board of Public Welfare $6,102.34 

Overdraft $1.66 

STATE AID 

Appropriation $600.00 

Paid $370.00 

Unexpended Balance 230.00 

$600.00 



97 

MILITARY AID 

Appropriation $200.00 

Paid $127.50 

Unexpended Balance 72.50 

$200.00 

SOLDIERS' RELIEF 

Appropriation $1,000.00 

Paid: 

Orders of Soldiers' Relief Agent $749.69 

Unexpended Balance 250.31 

81,000.00 

' OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 

Appropriation $4,000.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 511.00 

$4,511.00 

Paid: 

Orders of the Board of Public Welfare $4,511.00 

EDUCATION 

Appropriation $41,500.00 

Paid: 

Orders of School Committee $41,499.77 $41,499.77 

Unexpended Balance .23 

$41,500.00 

INSURANCE ON HIGH SCHOOL 

Appropriation $900.00 

Paid: 

Charles A. Durkee, Agent $837.22 $837.22 * 

Unexpended Balance 62.78 

$900.00 

LIBRARY MAINTENANCE 

Appropriation $800.00 

Paid: 

O. D. Wood, Labor Stock $15.75 

Acton News & Publishing Co., Slips . . 10.00 



98 



A. W. Davis Co., Coal, Fertilizer 88.88 

Edison Electric 111. Co 33.78 

Chester B. Bobbins, Insurance 68.68 

A. F. Davis, Librarian, Janitor 303.00 

So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co., Coal, 

Lumber 82.80 

West and South Water Supply 12.00 

Frank Price, Labor, Plants . 18.50 

John Pederson, Wood 10.00 

E. Z. Stanley, Repairs 10.04 

Remington Rand Co., Cards 4.00 

M. E. Taylor Co., Supplies 2.98 

John Pederson, Cutting Trees 10.00 

A. F. Davis, Binding Books, Writing 

Cards, Cataloging, Etc 74.68 

$745.09 

Unexpended Balance 54.91 

$800.00 

LIBRARY BOOKS 

Appropriation . .* $200.00 

Unexpended Balance .27 

Received from Library Fund 293.17 

$493.44 
Paid: 

Dr. Wolfe & Fi&ke Co $174.35 

Mrs. Preston Crowell 2.00 

American Federation of Art 3.34 

W. R. Huntting Co 90.03 

Acton News & Publishing Co 1.50 

Union Library Assn 33.84 

National Republic 5.00 

Madison Cooper 2.00 

Junior Literary Guild 55.50 

Jean Karr 62.03 

Southern Publishing Co 2.00 

George W. B. Turner, 2.00 

' Old Squires- Books Store 6.90 

Herman Goldberger 38.90 

Wm. A. Wilde Co 8.07 



i 



99 



Noble & Noble 3.98 

Christian Century 2.00 

$493.44 

CEMETERIES 

Appropriation $700.00 

Paid: 

Y & A Trading Co., Tarpaulin $16.00 

A. S. Freese, Pipe Fittings .55 

Holmerden Co., Weed Killer 55.00 

A. W. Davis Co., Seed 1.00 

Albert Batley & Son, Flowers 28.20 

West & South Water Supply 8.42 

F. W. Green, Labor 173.57 

F. W. Green, Horse 43.00 

F. S. Kennedy, Labor 1C3.50 

D. S. Kennedy, Labor 85.60 

A. Freese, Labor 66.40 

E. Hollowell, Labor 85.80 

Howard Jones, Labor 28.20 

S695.24 
Unexpended Balance 4.76 

$700.00 



PERPETUAL CARE 

Trans^ferred from Trust Fund Account . . $675.00 

Received Interest from Cemetery Fund . . 613.15 

Received Interest from Blanchard Fund . 25.00 

Paid: 

F. W. Green, Care of Lots $1,288.15 

F. W. Green, Care of Blanchard Lot . . 25.00 



$1,313.15 



$1,313.15 



HOSMER FUND 
Trans-ferred from Trust Fund Account . . $ .99 

Received Interest from Hosmer Fund . . . 1,147.70 



$1,148.69 



100 



Paid: 

Continental Nurseries $230.61 

Conant Machine & Steel Co., Gates 737.84 

F. W. Green, Labor 42.33 

F. W. Green, Horse 10.50 

F. S. Kennedy, Labor 31.00 

D. S. Kennedy, Labor 34.20 

A. Freese, Labor 6.40 

E. Hollowell, Labor |9.60 

Howard Jones, Labor 12.80 

F. W. Green, Dressing and Seed 8.25 

West & South Water Supply 16.16 

Carrie Kingsley, Truck 4.50 

C. Robbins', Truck 4.50 



$1,148.69 



SPECIAL CEMETERY 

Transferred from Cemetery Land Fund . . . 

Paid : 

Thos. J. Grey Co., Seed 

Frank Bulette, Team 

H. Gould, Truck 

Mrs. C. Kingsley, Truck 

Fred Willette, Truck 

J. Beach, Labor 

B. CooHdge, Labor 

Geo. Turner, Labor 

S. E. Knowlton, Gravel 

John F. Anderson, Gravel 

F. W. Green, Labor 

F. W. Green, Horses 

D. S. Kennedy, Labor 

F. S. Kennedy, Labor 

J. Jones, Labor 

E. Hollowell, Labor 

A. Freese, Labor 



$300.00 



$30.87 

27.00 

16.00 

16.00 

16.00 

6.40 

6.40 

6.40 

4.05 

3.60 

53.13 

21.75 

31.60 

14.80 

12.40 

24.00 

9.60 



$300.00 



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CEMETERY SURPLUS 

Received from Cemetery Surplus Account $102.98 

Paid: 

E. P. Gates, Repairs $1.50 

Hayward & Fullonton, Sharpening . . 23.35 

Thos. J. Grey Co., Seed 1.88 

A. W. Davis Co., Lime |25.30 

Murphy & Snyder, Deeds 10.70 

Fred W. Green, Labor 17.95 

Fred W. Green, Team 3.50 

D. S. Kennedy, Labor 9.40 

F. S. Kennedy, Labor 7.80 

Hov^ard Jones, Labor 1.60 



LIABILITY INSURANCE 

Appropriation $600.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 528.23 

Paid : 

Theron Lov^den, Premium $815.90 

John J. Murphy, Ad Premium 312.33 

MEMORIAL DAY 

Appropriation $250.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 15.20 

Received Refund 1.05 

Paid: 

A. W. Davis Co., Rope $2.10 

0. H. Howe, Flov^ers 20.50 

West Acton Women's Club, Rent 5.00 

Lovell Bus Lines 30.00 

Gladys McL^^ne, Dinners 55.00 

American Legion Auxiliary 3.15 

Boston Regalia Co., Flags 9.92 

Newton Post 48, Music 100.00 

Frank Price, Flowers 22.75 

Edwards Quimby Post, Shells 16.78 

$265.20 

Unexpended Balance 1.05 



$102.98 



$1,128.23 



$1,128.23 



$266.25 



$266.25 



102 

COUNTY HOSPITAL ASSESSMENT 

Appropriation §598.08 

Paid: 

Treasurer of Middlesex County $598.00 

UNCLASSIFIED 

Appropriation S400.00 

Paid : 

Murray Brown, Expenses C.W.A S21.00 

So. Acton Dept. Store, Supplies C.W.A. 49.75 

H. J. Billings, Telephone C.W.A 2.40 

So. Acton Improvement Assoc, Rent 

C.W.A 30.00 

Ina Milbery, Expenses C.W.A 3.35 

C. A. Durkee, Bond 5.00 

Com. of Mass., Signs 94.00 

Howard Wilson, Services 138.00 

C. C. Cullinane, Moving Pictures .... 3.50 

Lungmotor Corporation 7.19 

So. Acton Dept. Store, Flags 15.60 

Geo. A. Braman, Painting Flag Pole, 

and New Ropes 10.00 

Oliver D. Wood, Care of Flag 5.00 

S384.79 

Unexpended Balance 15.21 

$400.00 

INTEREST ON NOTES & BONDS 

Appropriation $1,600.00 

Paid : 

Merchants National Bank $1,320.00 

First National Bank, Ayer 75.00 

$1,395.00 

Unexpended Balance 205.00 

$1,600.00 

INTEREST ON REVENUE LOANS 

Appropriation $2,000.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 55.56 

$2,055.56 



103 

Paid: 

Susan Hosmer Cemetery Fund S800.00 

First National J^luI:, Aycr 1,255.56 

82,055.56 

BONDS AND NOTES 
Appropriation 86,500.00 

Paid : 

First National Bank of Ayer 82,500.00 

Middlesex County Hospital No::e 
Merchants National Bank, 

High School Bonds 4,000.00 

86,500.00 

REVENUE LOANS 

Amount Outstanding Jan. 1, 1934 845,000.00 

Received First National Banli, Ayer . . . 50,000.00 

Susan A. Hosmer Fund 20,000.00 

8115,000.00 

Paid : 

First National Bank of Ayer 850,000.00 

Susan A. Hosmer Fund 20,000.00 

Amount Outstanding Dec. 31, 1934 . . 45,000.00 

— 8115,000.00 

RESERVE FUND 
Appropriation $1,500.00 

Transferred to: 

Liabihty Insurance 8528.23 

Police Department 100.00 

Memorial Day 15.20 

General Government 169.12 

Building and Grounds 3.93 

Tree Warden .15 

Pope Road 6.82 

Snow Removal 26.81 

Public Welfare 83.18 

Old Age Assistance 511.00 

Interest on Revenue Loans 55.56 

81,500.00 



104 

REFUNDS 

1933 Excise Tax $35.29 

1934 Excise Tax 59.07 

$94.36 

SURPLUS ACCOUNT 

Balance December 31, 1933 $20,914.28 

Surplus Revenue 1934 4,066.34 

Received Additional Tax 2.00 

$24,982.62 
Debit: 

Tax Title Revenue 948.48 

Balance Dec. 31, 1934 $24,034.14 

OVERLAYS 
1931 

Balance December 31, 1933 $1,938.72 

Debit : 

Abatements 6.94 

Overlay Surplus 1,930.78 

1,937.72 

Balance December 31, 1934 $1.00 

1932 

Balance December 31, 1933 $3,601.82 

Debit : 

Abatements $1,006.66 

Transferred to Overlay 

Surplus 2,581.53 

3,588.19 

Balance December 31, 1934 $13.63 

1933 

Balance December 31, 1933 $2,915.74 

Debit : 

Abatements 266.97 

Balance December 31, 1934 $2,648.77 



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1934 

Overlay 83,443.68 

Abatements 190.96 

Balance December 31, 1934 83,252.72 

OVERLAY SURPLUS 

Balance December 31, 1933 87,236.28 

Transferred from 1931-1932 Overlay 4,512.31 

811,748.59 
Debit : 

Reserve Fund 81,500.00 

New Fire Truck 3,000.00 

4,500.00 

Balance December 31, 1934 $7,248.59 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAX REVENUE 

Balance December 31, 1933 $5,567.46 

Tax 1934 6,283.09 

811,850.55 
Debit: 

Abatements §714.20 

Refunds 94.36 

Total Amount Collected 1934 6,169.87 

6,978.43 



Balance December 31, 1934 84,872.12 

CEMERY LAND FUND 

Balance December 31, 1933 81,173.00 

Received for Lots Sold 1934 294.00 

81,467.00 
Debit: 

Special Appropriation Cemetery Work at Mt. Hope 300.00 

81,167.00 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
Amt. Due from Collector, Dec. 31, 1933 . §56,835.95 

Received State Tax 5,700.00 

State Audit 373.41 

State Parks 34.05 

Overlay 3,443.68 

Overdrafts 1933 148.44 

Town Grant 83,377.07 

Added Tax 1932 2.00 

Added Assessment 30.00 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 6,283.09 

County Tax 5,670.57 

$161,898.26 

Treasurer Cash on Hand, Dec. 31, 1933 . $32,039.17 

Received Interest on Taxes 2,614.85 

Receipts Other Than Taxes 115,664.43 

150,318.45 



1312,216.71 
Paid : 

State Tax |5,700.00 

State Audit 373.41 

State Park Tax 34.05 

State Bank Tax, 1933 5.35 

County Tax 5,670.57 

County Hospital Assessment 598.08 

County Dog Tax 607.80 

General Government 5,669.12 

Buildings and Grounds 1,003.93 . 

Police 2,588.33 

Fire Department 2,799.40 

New Fire Truck 2,935.00 

Forest Fires 427.31 

Moth Work 497.62 

Tree Warden 500.15 

Health and Sanitation 697.37 

Town Nurse 2,095.17 

Highways 24,699.26 

Sylvia Street 538.02 

Snow Removal 5,026.81 

Pope Road 7,506.82 



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Middlesex County Hospital Note 2,500.00 

Street Lighting 2,416.05 

State Aid 370.00 

Soldiers' Relief 749.69 

Education 41,499.77 

Library Maintenance 745.09 

Library Books 493.44 

Cemeteries 695.24 

Cemeteries Perpetual Care 1,313.15 

Cemeteries Hosmer Fund 1,148.69 

Cemeteries Surplus Fund 102.98 

Unclassified 384.79 

Treasurer's and Collector's Bonds . . . 200.50 

Protest Fees 1.53 

Military Aid 127.50 

High School Insurance 837.22 

Cemetery Special 300.00 

Memorial Day 265.20 

Liability Insurance 1,128.23 

Hydrants 3,078.00 

Public Welfare 6,102.34 

Old Age Assistance 4,511.00 

Tax Titles Expense 97.93 

High School Bonds 4,000.00 

Interest on Notes and Bonds 1,395.00 

Revenue Loans 70,000.00 

Interest on Revenue Loans 2,055.56 

Refunds Taxes 94.36 

8216,586.83 

Tax Titles 34,457.84 

Abatements 1,371.53 

Abatement Excise Tax 714.20 

Amount Due from Collector, Dec. 31, 

1934 52,649.11 

Amount Due from Treasurer, Dec. 31, 

1934 36,437.20 

95,629.88 



$312,216.71 



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Treasurer's Report 

Year Ending December 31, 1934. 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen, Acton, Massachusetts: 
I herewith submit my report for the year 1934 : 

Cash Balance, January 1, 1934 |32,039.17 

Receipts for 1934: 

Received from State Treasurer: 

Old Age Assistance $1,314.66 

Education Measure 1,942.50 

State Valuation Measure 3,135.00 

Temporary Aid 777.16 

Education Aid 154.07 

Highway Department 1,070.00 

Highway Department 3,650.00 

Highway Department 850.00 

Highway Department 1,350.00 

Highway Department 3,830.00 

Highway Department 3,700.00 

Loss of Taxes — Reimbursement 568.03 

Income Tax 3,608.29 

Corporation Tax — Business 3,160.41 

Corporation Tax— Light and Water 438.97 

Corporation Tax— Tel. & Tel 138.86 

Corporation Tax — Service 1.41 

Trust Co.— Tax .40 

National Bank— Tax 96.14 

National Bank Tax, 1932 7.06 

National Bank Tax, 1931 6.00 

National Bank Tax, 1930 1.05 

National Bank Tax, 1933 .61 

Tuition on Children 697.60 

State Aid 400.00 

Veteran's Exemption 52.25 

Corporation Tax — Public Service 127.58 

$31,078.05 



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County Treasurer: 

Dog Licenses 1536.46 

Highways 1,070.00 

Highways 850.00 

Highways — Pope 1,250.00 

Highways 80.00 



Miscellaneous Receipts: 

Town of Carlisle, Tuition |99.97 

Bloomberg Bros., P. P. Tax Title 130.39 

Arthur F. Davis, Library Fines 57.73 

Arthur F. Davis, Magazines Sold 9.75 

Town of Dedham, Public Welfare 801.56 

M. Davis, Beacon Repairs 3.00 

Sundry Persons, Contributions 17.50 

Arthur Wayne, Rent of Hall, Town 26.75 

Waldo E. Whitcomb, License 1.00 

L. E. Frost, Nurse Services 9.00 

City of Attleboro, Public Welfare 549.13 

Leo Cunningham, Tuition 57.00 

Anna Farrell, Tax Title 200.24 

Alfred Casassa, License 100.00 

Horace F. Tuttle, Cemetery Lots Sold . . 195.00 

Frank E. Tasker, Milk License 20.00 

Director of Standards, Licenses 16.00 

Concord District Court, Fines 95.50 

Protested Check 12/31/33, Nurse Ser- 
vices 3.00 

Chester Robbins, Insurance Refunds . . . 16.08 

John Maguire, License 100.00 

J. S. Moore, C. W. A. Refund 50.05 

R. A. Lowden, Vit. License 1.00 

Ralph Littlefield, Mdse 2.00 

Selectmen, Licenses 2500 

Board of Health, Services 27.75 

Horace F. Tuttle, Dog Licenses 606.20 

Sherman Sebastian, License 100.00 

Supt. of Schools, Hill Tuition 132.00 

City of Medford, Public Welfare 183.60 



$3,786.46 



$66,903.68 



Ill 

F. E. & I. Griffen, Tax Title 1,419.93 

A. B. Parker, Tax Title 570.40 

First Nat'l Bank, Ayer, Loan 25,000.00 

First Nat'l Bank, Ayer, Loan 25,000.00 

Ralph Littlefield, Weights and Measures 70.49 

Katherine Kane, Tax Title 94. CO 

Arthur D. Raymond, Tax Title 195.77 

Town of Lexington, 0. A. Ass't 28.00 

Town of Boxboro, Tuition 1,139.37 

Protest Fees, 7/31/34 1.53 

A. W. Davis Co., Refund Mem. Day 1.05 

Susan Noyes Hosmer Fund, Note 10,000.00 

Susan Noyes Hosmer Fund, Note 10,000.00 

Middlesex City House Correction, Fines . 9.50 

Fred W. Green, Cemetery Lots Sold 99.00 

Fred W. Green, Rent Lowering Device . 51.00 

Fred W. Green, Cemetery Wood Sold . . 20.00 

Town of Concord, Land Tax 25.12 

City of Peabody, Public Welfare 260.00 

Julia Kelly, Tax Title 436.75 

George Sisson, P. P. Tax Title 384.00 

Anton Christianson, Tax Title 175.81 

Cemetery Surplus, Transfer 102.98 

Cemetery Fund, Transfer 613.15 

Susan Noyes Hosmer Fund,. Transfer .. 1,147.70 

Memorial Library, Transfer 293.17 

Blanchard Fund, Transfer 25.00 

880,799.92 

Received of Chas. A. Durkee, Collector : 

Town Taxes, 1931 $28.31 

Excise Taxes, 1931 115.49 

Town Taxes, 1932 14,109.50 

Excise Taxes, 1932 1.040.11 

Town Taxes, 1933 23,645.46 

Excise Taxes, 1933 1,907.06 

Town Taxes, 1934 . 61,035.28 

Excise Taxes, 1934 3,439.22 

8105,320.43 



Total Cash Receipts and Balance 1/1/34 $253,024.03 



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Payments, 1934: 

Selectmen's Orders $210,472.49 

State Taxes 6,112.81 

Protest Fees, 7/31/34 1.53 

1216,586.83 

Cash Balance December 31, 1934 $36,437.20 

Note— Overdraw reported 12/31/33 for $675.00 
returned to Cemetery Fund Account. 

OUTSTANDING NOTES AND BONDS 
Anticipation Revenue Note 140, Due June 25, 1935 $25,000.00 
Anticipation Revenue Note 141, Due July 25, 1935 10,000.00 
Anticipation Revenue Note 142, Due Oct. 25, 1935 10,000.00 
High School Bonds, Due 1935 to 1945 29,000.00 



ELIZABETH WHITE FUND 
Balance, January 1, 1934 : 

Principal Fund $25,000.00 

Unexpended Balance 1,529.60 

$26,529.60 



Received Interest: 

Amherst Savings $70.00 

Athol Savings 70.00 

Worcester North Savings 33.75 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 65.00 

Lav^rence Savings 69.96 

North Middlesex Savings 70.00 

Worcester Savings 65.00 

Marlboro Savings 70.00 

Waltham Savings 70.00 

East Cambridge Savings 70.00 

Charlestown Five Cent 70.00 

Andover Savings 65.00 

Lowell Inst. Savings 60.00 

North Middlesex Savings (income) 17.42 



$866.13 
$27,395.73 



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Balance, December 31, 1934: 

Amherst Savings §2,000.00 

Andover Savings 2,000.00 

Athol Savings 2,000.00 

Charlestown Five Cent 2,000.00 

East Cambridge Savings 2,000.00 

Hudson Savings (income) 1,000.00 

Lawrence Savings 2,000.00 

Lowell Inst, for Savings 2,000.00 

Marlboro Savings • 2,000.00 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 2,000.00 

North Middlesex Savings (income) .... 374.43 

North Middlesex Savings 2,000.00 

Waltham Savings 2,000.00 

Worcester Five Cent 2,000.00 

Worcester North Savings 1,000.00 

826,374.43 

Paid Trustee's Orders for 1934 1,021.30 



$27,395.73 



CEMETERY FUNDS 
Balance January 1, 1934 : 

Principal Fund §36,407.21 

Unexpended Balance 3,494.40 



839,901.61 



Received for Perpetual Care: 

James E. Richard&on Lot, Mt. Hope $100.00 

Charles A. Taylor Lot, Woodlawn 150.00 

Clarence Frost Lot, Woodlawn 100.00 

Nellie M. Cloud Lot, Woodlawn 100.00 

Soloman Dutton Lot, Woodlawn 75.00 

Warren D. Lake Lot, Mt. Hope 100.00 

William Rawitser Est. Lot, Woodlawn . . 400.00 

Margaret Cleaves Lot, Woodlawn 100.00 

Waldo Chaplin Lot, Mt. Hope 100.00 

Edwin Rouillard Lot, Woodlawn 100.00 

Samuel Jones, Reuben Hayward Lot, 

Woodlawn 100.00 

Marion W. Handley Lot, Wooodlawn .... 50.00 



$1,475.00 



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Received Interest: 

Worcester North Savings |67.50 

Worcester Five Cent 48.75 

Atho] Savings 36.74 

Marlboro Savings 35.00 

East Cambridge Savings 70.00 

Boston Five Cent 60.00 

Warren Inst. Savings 66.00 

Charlestown Five Cent 105.00 

Charlestov^n Five Cent 10.50 

Charlestown Five Cent 8.76 

Home Savings 30.00 

Suffolk Savings 90.00 

West and South Water Bonds 126.00 

North Middlesex Savings 116.37 

Middlesex In&t. Savings 151.11 

Middlesex Inst. Savings ( (income) .... 45.05 

Assabet Inst. Savings (income) 52.76 



Balance, December 31, 1934 : 

Assabet Inst. Savings |2,455.25 

Athol Savings 1,050.00 

Boston Five Cent 2,000.00 

Central Savings 1,000.00 

Charlestov^n Five Cent 1,500.00 

Charlestov^n Five Cent 250.00 

Charlestown Five Cent 300.00 

Charlestown Five Cent 1,500.00 

East Cambridge Savings 2,000.00 

Home Savings 1,000.00 

Hudson Savings 2,400.00 

Marlboro Savings 1,300.00 

Maynard Trust Co 3,228.96 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 3,175.00 

Middlesex Inst. Savings (income) 2,038.34 

North Middlesex Savings 4,965.45 

Suffolk Savings 3,000.00 

Worcester North Savings 2,000.00 



11,119.54 
142,496.15 



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Worcester Five Cent 1,500.00 

Warren Inst. Savings 2,200.00 

West and South Water Bonds 3,000.00 

Error Interest 12/31/33 Assabet Savings 20.00 

Transfer to Town Account 613.15 

$42,496.15 

Note — Received from Town Account §675.00 
12/31/34. 

West and South Water Bond redeemed, funds de- 
posited in the Marlboro Savings Bank ($300.00) 

LUKE BLANCHARD CEMETERY FUND 

Balance January 1, 1934 $1,429.58 

Received Interest: 

Charlestown Five Cent $3.33 

Charlestown Five Cent 8.61 

Massachusetts Savings 15.06 

Warren Inst. Savings 3.92 

$30.92 



$1,460.50 
» 
Balance December 31, 1934: 

Charlestown Five Cent $97.86 

Charlestovm Five Cent 252.90 

Massachusetts Savings 994.66 

Warren Inst. Savings 90.08 

$1,435.50 

Transfer to Town Account 25.00 

$1,460.50 

CEMETERY SURPLUS FUND 

Balance January 1, 1934 $1,212.69 

Received Interest: 
Assabet Inst. Savings 21.21 

$1,233.90 
Balance December 31, 1934 $1,130.92 



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Transfer to Town Account: 
Assabet Inst. Savings 



102.98 



$1,233.90 

19TH OF APRIL FUND 

Balance January 1, 1934 $246.57 

Received Interest: 
Middlesex Inst. Savings 7.44 

§254.01 

Balance December 31, 1934: 
Middlesex Inst. Savings S254.01 

FIREMEN^S RELIEF FUND 

Balance January 1, 1934 ?501.43 

Received Interest: 
Middlesex Inst. Savings 15.14 

§516.57 

Balance December 31, 1934 * 
Middlesex Inst. Savings §516.57 

WILDE LIBRARY FUND 
Balance January 1, 1934: 

Principal Fund §9,000.00 

Susan Augusta & Luther Conant Fund . . 1,000.00 

Hiram J. Hapgood Fund 200.00 

Luke Tuttle Fund 200.00 

John W. Heald Fund 817.00 

Susan Noyes Hosmer Fund 2,016.90 

Minnie Davis Fund 300.00 

Unexpended Balance 259.28 

§13,793.18 

Received Interest: 

West Shore R. R. Bond §40.00 

Cambridge Savings (Hosmer Fund) 70.56 

Home Savings 30.00 

Charlestown Five Cent 105.00 



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Middlesex Inst. Savings 66.58 

Middlesex Inst. Savings (Heald) 54.39 

Massachusetts Savings 50.83 

Maynard Trust Co., (Income) 21.33 



$438.69 



$14,231.87 



Balance December 31, 1934: 

Cambridge Savings $2,016.90 

Cambridge Savings 300.00 

Charlestown Five Cent 3,000.00 

City Inst. Savings 1,000.00 

Home Savings 1,000.00 

Massachusetts Savings 1,000.00 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 817.00 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 1,000.00 

Warren Inst. Savings 2,000.00 

West Shore R. R. Bond 1,000.00 

Maynard Trust Co., 400.00 

Maynard Trust Co., (Income) 404.80 



$13,938.70 

Transfer to Town Account 293.17 



814,231.87 



ACTON FIREMEN'S RELIEF FUND 
Balance January 1, 1934: 

Principal Fund 235.00 

Unexpended Balance 2.06 



$237.06 



Received to Fund: 

Bequest (Mr. Fairbanks) $20.00 

Bequest (Company Salaries) 230.00 

Bequest (Am. Chem. Corp.) 10.00 

Middlesex Inst. Savings (Interest) .... 8.54 



$268.54 
$505.60 



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Balance December 31, 1934: 

Middlesex Inst. Savings $493.60 

Cash on Hand 10.00 



1503.60 

Paid Trustees Order (E. A. Mayell) 2.00 



$505.60 



SUSAN NOYES HOSMER FUND 
Balance January 1, 1934: 

Principal Fund $82,238.95 

Unexpended Balance 34.77 

Received Interest: 

Middlesex Inst. Savings $105.23 

Arlington Five Cent 140.00 

Athol Savings 105.00 

Lynn Five Cent 81.25 

Leominster Savings 97.50 

Franklin Savings 97.50 

North Middlesex Savings 105.00 

Springfield Inst. Savings 97.50 

Cambridge Savings 87.50 

Hudson Savings 97.50 

Marlboro Savings 105.00 

Town of Acton (Notes) 800.00 

Waltham Savings 70.00 

Charlestown Five Cent 175.00 

Worcester North Savings 101.25 

Lexington Savings 90.00 

Farmers & Mechanics Savings 162.50 

Winchendon Savings 175.00 

Medford Savings 105.00 

Andover Savings 97.50 

Middlesex Inst. Savings (Income) 34.00 

Federal Tax .04 



$82,273.72 



2,929.27 
$85,202.99 



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Balance December 31, 1934: 

Andover Savings $3,000.00 

Arlington Savings 4,000.00 

Athol Savings 3,000.00 

Cambridge Savings 2,500.00 

Charlestown Five Cent 5,000.00 

Farmers and Mechanics 5,000.00 

Franklin Savings 3,000.00 

Hudson Savings 3,000.00 

Leominster Savings 3,000.00 

Lexington Savings 3,000.00 

Lynn Five Cent 2,500.00 

Marlboro Savings 3,000.00 

Medford Savings 3,000.00 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 3,238.95 

Middlesex Inst. Savings (Income) 1,816.34 

North Middlesex Savings 3,000.00 

Springfield Inst. Savings 3,000.00 

Waltham Savings 2,000.00 

Winchendon Savings 5,000.00 

Worcester North Savings 3,000.00 

Town of Acton Note 10,000.00 

Town of Acton Note 10,000.00 

$84,055.29 

Transfer to Town Account 1,147.70 



$85,202.99 



NOTE: Received from Town $0.99 

WILLIAM HENRY SOAR, Treasurer. 



Auditor's Report 

I have examined the books and accounts of the Treasurer and 
Collector of Taxes for the Town of Acton and have found them 
correct. 

HOWARD L. JONES, 

Town Accountant. 

Feb. 11, 1935. 



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Elizabeth White Fund 

January 1, 1935. 

The Trustees have signed orders to the Treasurer for $1,021.30 
(one thousand twenty-one dollars, thirty cents) for the year 
ending December 31, 1934. 

This money we have given where in our best judgment it 
was most needed, to assist over some unfortunate time when 
help was most needed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WARREN H. JONES, 
WALDO E. WHITCOMB, 
CHARLOTTE CONANT, 
Trustees of the Elizabeth White Fund. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



School Department 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ACTON 

MASSACHUSETTS 




For the Year Ending December 31 



1934 



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ORGANIZATION 

School Committee 

Dr. Randall Woodworth, Chairman Term expires 1936 

Mrs, Lulu Clark Term expires 1935 

(Appointed to comi:letG term of Mrs. Price) 

Mrs. Albertie Mead Term expires 1936 

Mr. Everett Montague Term expires 1937 

Mrs. Oliver Wood Term expires 1937 

Mr. Forrest Bean Term expires 1935 

Superintendent 

John F. Hough 

South Acton, Mass. Office— High School Building. Tel. 110 

School Physician, Dr. Ernest A. Mayell, Acton ; School Nurse, 
Miss Lillian Frost, North Acton; Attendance Officer, Michael 
Foley, South Acton. 

School Calendar 

January 2, 1935 — All schools reopened. 

February 15, 1935 — All schools close. 

February 25, 1935 — All schools reopen. 

April 12, 1935 — All schools close. 

April 22, 1935 — All schools reopen. 

May 30, 1935 — Memorial Day ; no school. 

June 12, 1935 — Grades I to VIII, inclusive, close. 

June 19, 1935 — High School closes. 

September 3, 1935 — High School reopen:. 

September 9, 1935 — Grades I to VIII, inclusive, reopen. 

November 27, 1935 — All schools close. 

December 2, 1935 — All schools reopen. 

December 20, 1935 — All schools close. 

January 2, 1936 — All schools reopen. 

Legal Holidays 

January 1, February 22, April 19, May 30, July 4, first Monday 
of September, October 12, November 11, Thanksgiving Day, 
Christmas Day (the day follov^ing when any of those mentioned 
occur on Sunday) . 

Arbor Day falls on the last Saturday in April, and is not a 
legal holiday. 



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Flag Day falls on June 14, and is not a legal holiday. It should 
be observed by proper exercises by any school in session on that 
day. 

NO-SCHOOL SIGNAL— Time: 7:30 A. M. 
Acton Center and South Acton 2-2-2-2 blasts 

West Acton 1-1 blasts 



TEACHERS IN SERVICE 

App. Where Educated 

Center School: 

Ella Miller 1896 Framingham Normal 

Ruth Sutcliffe 1934 Fitchburg State College 

Gertrude Puhakka 1931 Fitchburg Normal 

South School: 

Julia McCarthy 1903 Fitchburg Normal 

Florence Merriam 1927 Fitchburg Normal 

Jessie Kinnevan 1923 Worcester Normal 

West School: 

Harriet Suchovsky 1929 Framingham Normal 

Elsie Dickerman 1926 Fitchburg Normal 

Mrs. Louise Price 1935 Boston University 

High School Building: 

Marion Towne 1921 Sm.ith College 

Mary Stolte 1931 Middlebury College 

Marjorie Jones 1931 Simmons College 

Barbara Douglass 1931 University of Vermont 

Elsie Bixby 1S27 Framingham Normal 

Boston University 

Edith Ames 1928 Simmons College 

Margaret Boornazian 1929 Boston University 

Walter Holt 1928 Dartmouth College 

Robert Dolan 1930 Clark University 

Henry Hopkinson 1930 Northeastern Law 

John Hough 1927 Middlebury, Harvard 

Colgate 

Supervisor of Manual Training : 

George Braman 1933 Wentworth Institute 

Supervisor of Music : 

F. Carl Gorman 1934 New England Conserva- 
tory of Music 



Home Address 

Acton 

Monson 

Fitchburg 



South Acton 
South Acton 
Worcester 



Clinton 

Ayer 

South Acton 



Concord 
Brattleboro, Vt. 
South Acton 
Winchester, N. H. 
Woodville 

Me'rose 
Methuen 
South Acton 
Marlboro 
West Acton 
South Acton 



Acton 



Boston 



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SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



To the Voters of Acton : 

The School Committee presents herewith its annual report, to- 
gether with the report of the Superintendent of Schools, which 
has the approval of the Committee, and is recommended for your 
study and attention. 

It is with regret that at this time we must announce the resig- 
nation of Mr. John F. Hough as Superintendent of Schools and 
Principal of the High School, to take effect July 15, 1935. Those 
of us who know, from close association, can say that he has given 
the town a faithful, efficient administration, and a successor his 
equal will be difficult to find. The Committee surely wish him 
success in his new endeavor. 

Regrets also come from the board in the loss of Mrs. Frank 
Price, by resignation. Her services were extremely valuable 
and her associations most pleasant. 

Mrs. Charles Clark, for many years a member of the board, 
consented to fill the unexpired term, and it is our wish that she 
will continue to serve. Her knowledge of school affairs will surely 
be a great asset to the committee. 

During the past year a course in. Manual Training under the 
direction of Mr. George Braman has shown remarkable progress, 
with the very small amount of equipment available. About 
seventy per cent of our high school boys end their course of 
education in Acton. A real practical training along manual 
lines will reflect good no end in many cases. It is our hope to 
help them if we can and give them the bare necessities of a good 
workshop. There are eighty boys enrolled now and the interest 
is astounding. The course includes mechanical drawing, wood- 
working, electrical wiring, soldering, simple repairs, etc., and 
its merits will undoubtedly be reflected into their homes. We all 
feel that a little money spent in that direction will return divi- 
dends. 

Not trusting our own judgment, your superintendent and com- 
mittee have used all the available measuring facihties, such as 
state achievement tests, unbiased professional deductions, etc., 



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and there is every reason to believe that our schools rank high in 
standard of vv^ork and are getting better results than many of our 
critics realize. 

Lest we forget, times are changing. Today the facts taught in 
school are taught primarily for use in after life, to train young 
people to think, to appreciate things worth while, to mold their 
minds and their bodies into such shape as to meet the require- 
ments of sound adult life — in fact, the three R's have taken on 
a denominator RRR 

CAW Concentration, Appreciation, Wholesome- 
ness. 

After carefully and conservatively calculating, we are placing 
our financial needs for 1935 at |43,500. Deducting out-of-town 
tuition and state returns in the approximate amount of $7,000, 
the actual amount to be raised by taxation will be $36,500. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. N. Woodworth, Chairman. 



COMPARISON OF COSTS FOR OPERATING 
ACTON SCHOOLS 

Massachusetts School Fund: 1934 1933 ' 1932 1931 

Part I $4,012.00 $3,885.00 $3,530.00 $3,736.00 

Part II none none 1,879.92 1,565.07 

State Wards 697.60 651.16 801.77 580.58 

Total from State $4,709.60 $4,536.16 $6,211.69 $5,881.65 

Out-of-town Tuition n,428.34 2,250.62 2,671.03 2,486.15 

Total $6,137.94 $6,786.78 $8,882.72 $8,367.80 

Expended from Appropriation 41,499.77 39,999.63 42,999.13 44,863.47 

Net cost to town $35,361.83 $33,212.85 $34,116.41 $36,495.67 

Appropriation 41,500.00 40,000.00 43,000.00 45,000.00 

Special appropriation 837.22 1,100.00 

* Approximately $1,100 for tuition from Sept. to Dec. 1934 will be paid the 
first of the year. 



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ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES FOR 1935 

General Control: 
Supt. of Schools and Enforcement of Law 

Salary of Superintendent $2,000.00 

Salary of Clerk 600.00 

Telephone and other Office Expenses 75.00 

Expenses of Instruction: 

Supervisors, Music, Manual Training, 

Handwriting 1,787.00 

Principal of High School 1,200.00 

Teachers— H^igh 10,610.00 

Teachers— Elementary 14,106.00 

Textbooks 750.00 

Stationery and Supplies 750.00 

Expenses of Operating School Plant: 

Wages of Janitors 3,392.00 

Fuel— High School 800.00 

Fuel— Elementary Schools 900.00 

Miscellaneous, Supplies, Electricity, 

Water 400.00 

Maintenance : 

Repairs, Etc ■ 1,200.00 

Auxiliary Agencies: 

Libraries 100.00 

Health 250.00 

Transportation 4,000.00 

Overlays : 

New Material 230.00 

$43,550.00 



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SUMMARY OF EXPENSES FOR SUPPORT FOR YEAR 
ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1934 



General Control 

Salary and Other Expenses of Supt $2,681.37 

Expenses of Instruction 

Salaries of Teachers and Supervisors : 

Elementary $14,227.30 

High School 10,300.00 

Principal of High School 1,200.00 

Supervisors . 769.00 

$26,496.30 



High School Textbooks $482.60 

Elementary Textbooks 233.54 

High School Stationery & Supplies .... 457.90 

Elementary Stationery & Supphes 448.31 



1,622.35 

Total Expenses of Insruction $28,118.65 

Expenses of Operation 

High School : 



Fuel 






408.05 
507.53 




Miscellaneous 










South 

$722.00 

324.32 

60.68 


West 
$684.00 
164.65 
54.58 


2,215.58 

$2,062.00 
701.99 
164.54 


lementary : 

Wages of Janitor 

Fuel 

Miscellaneous 


Center 

$656.00 

213.02 

49.28 



$1,107.00 $903.23 $918.30 $2,928.53 
Total High and Elementary Operating Expenses . . . $5,144.11 



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Maintenance and Repairs 

High School §651.57 

South West Center 

Elementary $71.26 $154.75 $189.01 415.02 



Total Maintenance and Repairs 81,066.59 

Auxiliary Agencies 

Health $200.00 

Transportation 4,000.00 

Libraries 18.76 

Tuition 26.94 

Miscellaneous 43.35 

New Equipment 200.00 

4,489.05 



Total Expended 41,499.77 

Unexpended Balance .23 1 

$41,500.00 



PAID FOR SUPPORT FOR YEAR ENDING 
DECEMBER 31, 1934 

I General Control 

Superintendent, Salary $2,000.00 

Secretary 572.76 

Office Expenses: 

New England Tel. & Tel. Co. $51.06 

The MacMillan Co 11.17 

Post Office, envelopes 32.62 

Joseph E. Avent, book 2.40 

Wilbur D. Gilpatric, stapler . 3.80 

Murphy & Snyder, record cards 6.75 
Remington Rand, Inc., 

Office cards .81 

108.61 

$2,681.37 

Total General Control $2,681.37 



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Expenses of Instruction 

Supervisor's Salary, Music 8300.00 

Supervisor's Salary, Manual Training . . 382.75 

Supervisor's Salary, Penmanship 56.25 

Music Supervisor's expenses 30.00 

8769.00 

Principal's Salary, High School 1,200.00 

High School Teachers' Salaries: 

Henry Hopkinson $2,000.00 

Walter Holt 1,800.00 

Robert Dolan 1,400.00 

Elsie Bixby 1,660.00 

Margaret Boornazian 1,500.00 

Barbara Douglass 1,200.00 

Edith Ames, part 565.00 

Alice Goodrich, substitute 175.00 

810,300.00 

Elementary Teachers' Salaries: 

Marion Tov^ne §1,350.00 

Mary Stolte 1,000.00 

Marjorie Jones, part 477.30 

Edith Ames, part 700.00 

Ella Miller 1,300.00 

Ruth Brennan 600.00 

Ruth Sutcliffe 400.00 

Gertrude Puhakka 995.00 

JuHa McCarthy 1,387.50 

Jessie Kinnevan 1,100.00 

Florence Merriam 1,250.00 

Harriet Suchovsky 1,300.00 

Elise Dickerman 1,200.00 

MadeHne Allard 1,050.00 

Margaret Shea, substitute 12.50 

Jessie Knippel, substitute 5.00 

Flora Reed, substitute 25.00 

Louise Price 75.00 

§14,227.30 



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High School Textbooks 

D. C. Heath and Company 

Globe Book Company 

The Macmillan Company 

John C. Winston Company 

Ginn & Company 

McGraw Hill Publishing Company 

Oliver Ditson 

South- Western Publishing Company . . . 

World Book Company 

American Book Company 

Allyn & Bacon 

Henry Holt & Company 

Edward E. Babb & Company, Inc 

Prentice-Hall, Inc 

Dura Binding Company 

Iroquois Publishing Company 

Elementary Textbooks 

D. C. Heath and Company 

Houghton Mifflin Company 

Silver, Burdett & Company 

Iroquois Publishing Company 

American Book Company 

The Macmillan Company 

John C. Winston Company 

Arlo Publishing Company 

Bobbs-Merrill Company 

Scott, Foresman Company 

Benj. H. Sanborn Company 

World Book Company 

Baker & Taylor Company 



S5.75 

9.22 
122.21 

3.00 
52.53 

6.56 
12.66 
28.83 
12.68 

5.04 
32.59 

7.54 
12.38 
23.88 
81.31 
66.42 



14.40 

1.88 

1.97 

23.79 

20.20 

4.24 

11.49 

15.34 

44.49 

98.98 

2.38 

.92 

3.46 



?482.60 



S233.54 



High School Stationery and Supplies 



Gledhill Bros. Inc., pencils, hinges, braces 

William Hoyt, College Information Chart 

Edward E. Babb & Company, Inc., paper, 

book covers, report cards, envelopes, 

etc 

Oliver Ditson, music 



S55.04 
1.10 



62.94 
3.48 



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Windsor Pad and Paper Co., exam, books 9.00 

Dura Binding Company 3.50 

Vannah Lithograph Company, diplomas 51.30 

Central Scientific Company, lab. sup. . . . 63.14 

Woodstock Typewriter Company, covers 4.00 

Taylor Instrument Companies, charts . . . 2.40 

General Electric Supply Corporation, lamp 3.00 

Wilbur D. Gilpatric 2.47 

John C. Winston Company, bus. forms, 

class record books 20.81 

J. L. Hammett Company, ink, chalk, rib- 
bons, paper, etc 121.19 

Courrier des Etats-Unis, French paper . . 6.25 

The Papercrafters Inc 33.26 

Typewriter Maintenance Co., stencils . . 8.02 
Murphy & Snyder, lab. paper, gradua- 
tion programs 7.00 



Elementary Stationery and Supplies 

Baker & Taylor Company, writing pads §1.94 
J. L. Hammett Company, crayons, paper 110.35 
Gledhill Bros. Inc., pencils, hinges, braces 48.79 
Wilbur D. Gilpatric, drawing and con- 
struction paper, scissors 16.84 

The Classroom Teacher Inc., hektograph 

printer 16.00 

Edward E. Babb & Company, Inc 108.19 

A. W. Davis Company 4.34 

South Acton Coal & Lumber Co 1.38 

The Papercrafters Inc 33.26 

World Book Company, achievement tests 19.10 

George F. Cram, map set 27.60 

Frank C. Johnson, elementary record cards 4.14 

Wm. P. Proctor Company ' 36.81 

Milton Bradley Company 4.26 

MacPherson's Hardware 15.31 



High School Operating Expense 

Daniel MacDoougall, Janitor §1,300.00 

Booston Consolidated Gas Company .... 32.70 



$457.90 



S448.31 



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Porter-Cable Machine Company, sanding 

machine 154.60 

South Acton Coal & Lumber Co., screws, 

nails 6.78 

General Electric Supply Corp., lamp . . . 3.10 

Conant Machine & Steel Company .50 

Clarence Robbins, refilling chemicals . . . 3.00 
Dallman Company, floor brushes, mop 

sticks 13.50 

Masury- Young Company, oil 23.00 

The Holmerden Company, soluble pine . 6.23 

A. W. Davis Co., coal, shellac, glass, etc. 424.99 

Strong & Tracy, bon ami .78 

Beacon Wiper Supply Company 16.50 

Edward E. Babb & Co., brush mat 7.74 

A. P. W. Paper Co., holders and paper . 10.20 

Wm. M. Horner, wax 8.75 

Edison Electric Illuminating Company . . 144.69 

Maydale Beverage Co., distilled water . . 1.50 

Andrews Paper Co., toilet fixtures 4.50 

MacPherson's Hardvvare, bolts, locks, etc. 16.95 

West & South Water Supply 31.06 

Gledhill Bros., angle irons 4.51 



$2,215.58 



Elementary Operating Expense 

South West Center 



Janitor 
Fuel . 



Ed. Elec. 111. Co. . . 
Clarence Robbins, 

refill chemicals. 
West & South 

Water Supply. . 
A. W. Davis Co. . . 
Masury- Young, oil 



$722.00 


$684.00 


$656.00 


$2,062.00 


324.32 


164.65 


213.02 


701.99 


$1,046.32 


$848.65 


$869.02 


$2,763.99 


Miscellaneous 






South 


West 


Center 




$19.79 


$13.55 


$15.53 




1.00 


1.00 


1.00 




12.13 


17.68 


16.50 




12.00 


11.15 


5.25 




8.00 


8.00 


8.00 





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So. Acton Coal & 








Lumber Co. . . . 


.55 






L. C. Hastings . . . 


7.21 






Joe Gallant 




3.20 




Acton Motor Co., 








hydrometer 






.50 


E. S. Fobes 






2.00 


M. E. Taylor, win- 








dow wash 






.50 



^ 860.68 854.58 849.28 8164.54 

Total Elementary Operating Expense §2,928.53 

High School Maintenajice and Repairs 

William B. Holt • §28.44 

Porter-Cable Machine Company, sand 

belts 16.23 

West Disinfecting Company, porofil .... 57.50 

Roderick MacDougall, refinish desks . . . 25.00 

J. S. Moore, paint 254.23 

George Braman, basketball court, work 

on boiler 21.15 

Edward E. Babb & Co. Inc., window vent- 
ilators 2.35 

Albert E. Sims 2.00 

Gledhill Bros., angle irons 14.78 

Fred Kennedy, calking 3.50 

Archie Morison, calking 3.50 

James Baker, calking 3.50 

Jack Desmond, calking 1.75 

Albert Gravilin, calking 1.75 

Edward McGuire, calking 1.75 

Wilmot B. Cleaves, tune piano 7.00 

International Business Machine Corp. . . 1.03 

Typewriter Maintenance Company 10.50 

0. D. Wood, work on boiler and lockers . 55.00 

South Acton Coal & Lumber Company . . 18.58 

Byron Lumber Company 7.28 

Ideal Weather Stripping Company, rent 

of equipment and tools 20.00 



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Barnes & Jones, condensator head 

L. T. Fullonton, rent of rigging, painting 



45.00 
49.75 



$651.57 



Elementary Maintenance and Repairs 





South 


West 


Center 


Albert E. Sims . 


$11.35 




$6.99 


Acton Pipe Co. . . 


3.41 






William B. Holt . . 


24.60 


$21.16 




George H. Reed . 


5.00 






Smith & Dunivan 


23.48 






J. P. Brown 


1.25 






Wm. P. Proctor 








Co 


2.17 






James Berry 




113.59 




H. J. Schnair .... 




10.00 




E. R. Sanborn . . . 


• 


7.00 




Wilmot Cleaves . 




3.00 




George Braman . . 






5.00 


0. D. Wood 






78.12 


E. S. Fobes 






7.00 


James Knight . . . 






7.50 


Elwin Hollowell . 






55.00 


Nelson Tenney . . 






23.40 


Walker & Pratt . . 






6.00 



$71.26 $154.75 $189.01 $415.02 
Total High and Elementary Maintenance and Repairs $1,066.59 

Auxiliary Agencies 

Health: 

Dr. Ernest Mayell, examinations in high and elem- 
entary schools $200.00 

Transportation : 

A. W. Davis $4,000.00 

Library : 

D. Appleton Century Co., Commercial 

Geography reference books $4.11 

G. & C. Merriam Company dictionary 14.65 

$18.76 



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Tuition : 

City of Lowell 26.94 

New Equipment : 

Royal Typewriter Company 200.00 

Miscellaneous Expenses : 

C. C. Cullinane, express $ .85 

Laffin's Bedford Express .50 

George H. Pierce, express 2.00 

Commissioner of Public Safety, boiler 

inspection 5.00 

E. Faulkner Conant, census 35.00 

43.35 

14,489.05 

Total Expended 41,499.77 

Unexpended Balance .23 

C. A. Durkee, Special Appropriation for Insurance . . $837.22 



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Report of School Superintendent 



To the School Committee and Voters of Acton: 

This is my fifth annual report of Superintendent of Schools 
and Principal of the High School. 

The past year has seen increases in the prices of practically 
all school supplies, including coal, paper, pencils, etc. The 
market has been watched, however, and such supplies have been 
purchased at such times and in such quantities as have been 
most advantageous to the town. Money has been saved some- 
what by substituting coke for coal in two of the buildings, and 
in arranging better heating facilities in the piping system to 
radiators in one building. 

An ERA project took care of a painting job last winter in 
the High School building as far as labor was concerned, but 
there was a considerable sum for material that had to come 
from the school appropriation. 

The Town of Acton has been accustomed to good-looking 
buildings, well heated and clean, to good up-to-date textbooks 
and classroom material, to plenty of paper, pencils, pens and ink, 
to good teachers, and to plenty of transportation for pupils, 
many of whom live at great distances from the school buildings. 
Of course, these things cost money, and since I honestly believe 
that the administration ha£' spent wisely as well as frugally, I 
do net see how equally good things can be had for less, nor more 
things for the same amount. 

The public has expressed its desire to have the Domestic 
Arts course and the Manual Arts course extended to include 
pupils in the senior high school, and that has been done this 
year. There is every indication that next year many more will 
elect these courses than has been the case this year. In that 
event it will be necessary to supply more textbooks and ap- 
paratus and make provision for a full time instructor in the 
Manual Arts course. Since these courses meet the needs of 
a large group of pupils and train them for actual life situations 
it has the approval and support of the superintendent. 



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The approved modern educational system emphasizes the 
need of educating for life and of giving knowledge that will 
enable high school graduates and even those who leave school 
earlier to find themselves in hf e, and to meet problems squarely. 
No one can honestly deny that social conditions have changed 
much more rapidly than educational methods and courses have 
changed — the educational courses which should prepare the 
young to cope with these social changes. 

Most courses in high school can be modified and adapted in 
such a way as to stress the qualities in them that do give pupils 
training to fit them for life more definitely than is now done. 
The course in Civics, given to all first year pupils in the high 
school, brings out a great many discussions of current history 
and social problems designed to teach the fundamentals of good 
citizenship and to show practical every day ways of putting it 
into effect. 

It is common knowledge that, thanks to the radio and news- 
papers, the average citizen of our country knows more about 
the qualifications of a candidate for the presidency or governor- 
ship, than he does about the qualifications of a candidate for a 
local town or county office. Somewhere in our education there 
should be stress placed upon training to cope with actual life 
situations. American and European History courses as well 
as all English courses lend themselves to opportunities- for such 
training, and even such courses as modern foreign languages 
and Latin can be adapted to varying degrees. 

In the schools of lower grade the revised system of Elson 
readers has supplanted the elder edition in all but the fifth and 
sixth grades, and it is hoped to complete that equipment this 
year. 

In May, 1934, Standard Achievement Tests were given to all 
pupils in grades six, seven and eight. These tests, which are 
based upon what pupils throughout the United States are 
doing in those grades, showed that Acton pupils were well above 
the average in all subjects except possibly spelling. Conse- 
quently we extended the formal drill in spelling with a textbook 
into the eighth grade, and more pressure has been brought to 
bear upon that particular subject. 



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In order to improve the handwriting of pupils in our schools, 
The Functional System of Handwriting has been introduced 
throughout the sy&tem. Penmanship is put under the guidance 
of a special supervisor, a master in his field. To date the 
experiment has been quite successful as you have perhaps 
noticed if you have children in school. 

Personally, I think the schools offer more value at present 
than ever before. This opinion may be biased, I admit, but it 
has been the desire and endeavor of this administration, if it 
may be called that, to give pupils value in their school work. 
It may not have always seemed that way to them. Correction 
does not always meet with our approval when we are being 
corrected. The thought of the schools has always been first. 
No friendships or relations or sentimentalisms have taken 
precedence or exerted influence. The present administration has 
done what was thought right without fear or favor. Mistakes 
have probably been made. But through it all, pupils and 
teachers have worked together to the end that many have found 
themselves in high school and have gonet into life to meet its 
problems with a ready hand and a stout heart. 

The gratitude of the superintendent is extended to the School 
Committee for its co-operation, to parents and friends of the 
school for their loyalty, and to all those boys and girls of the 
school, who have graduated during the past eight years and who, 
when they were in school, furnished me with many delightful, 
inspiring, and profitable hours whether as their teacher, princi- 
pal, or superintendent. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN F. HOUGH, Superintendent. 



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Athletics 

Mr. John Hough, 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Mass. 

Dear Sir: 

It is with a happy realization of accomplishment that we 
look back to the past athletic year. We have striven to keep 
before the pupils, at all times, the importance of fair play, 
clean living and honest endeavor, as the fundamental elements 
of happiness and success in all games, especially, the Game of 
Life. 

Our athletic teams in Acton High school have achieved dis- 
tinction in the eyes of the athletic rivals who, at once, respect 
and fear them. Their success is due to the mental alertness 
on the part of their players and to the earnest perseverance on 
the part of their coaches in drawing out the latent forces within 
them. 

The spirit of competition runs strong in the blood of Ameri- 
centre of the ''All Star" team. In the Lowell Suburban League 
can youth. Coupled with an equal amount of co-operation, it 
makes for independence, self-reliance and confidence. A most 
certain proof that these characteristics have been carried to 
our athletes is the exemplary manner in which they have played. 

The basketball season opened about the middle of January. 
Practice for the boys' and girls' varsity team was held daily 
in the auditorium of the school. 

The boys developed exceptionally well and succeeded in win- 
ning all but two of their regular scheduled games. In March, 
the team journeyed to Fitchburg and won three out of four 
tournament games. Appleton Academy, from New Hampshire, 
won over Acton High School in the final game for the champion- 
ship. However, each boy and the coach were awarded a silver 
basketball and Charles Claflin, the Acton centre, was chosen as 
the boys were tied for the league leadership. They finally lost, 
in a well played game, to Johnson High School, a team they had 
previously defeated twice. 



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The girl's team, under the supervision of Miss Mary Stolte, 
developed remarkably well before the season v^as finished. The 
squad consisted chiefly of inexperienced players from the Fresh- 
man and Sophomore classes. These girls, working diligently 
willingly all season, displayed a perseverance and a determina- 
tion that promises better success in coming seasons. Miss Mary 
Stolte deserves much credit for the guidance she gave as coach 
and as friend. 

The baseball and the football teams were fairly successful. 
The baseball team won the majority of its games while the 
football team, the lightest in Acton High School's football 
history, played unexpectedly well against its heavier and more 
experienced opponents from larger schools. 

The Freshman, Sophomore and Junior High School boys and 
girls were benefited directly by physical training classes during 
the school year. The classes were conducted by teachers with 
the aid of some seniors. Thus, the majority of the pupils in the 
High School and the Junior High School were reached athleti- 
cally. 

The funds for sponsoring the entire athletic program were 
raised by the magazine campaign conducted! by the pupils, the 
athletic dues paid by the pupils and the income received from 
the basketball games. Football, baseball and basketball equip- 
ment had to be bought along with equipment for the physical 
training classes. Added to this expense, referees had to be paid 
for their services and transportation bills had to be met. The 
entire program is large and expensive and only careful buying 
and spending make it possible. 

It is pleasing to report that no athlete suffered any serious 
injury during any of the games. The physical condition of all 
the players was determined before the season s-tarted and 
every player had to be physically able to participate in each 
game. We take this opportunity to thank Dr. E. A. Mayell, 
school physician, and Miss Lillian Frost, school nurse, for their 
helpful advice and professional assistance during the year. 

It is interesting to note that most of the athletes attended 
school regularly and maintained a fairly high scholarship record. 
No athlete was allowed to play a game unless his weekly scholas- 



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tic average was satisfactory. Thus, the athletics gave added im- 
petus to study. 

The coaches realize that in educating the players mentally 
and morally and in developing them physically, they have no 
easy task to accomplish. However, the high calibre of the girls 
and boys of Acton and their apparent realization of what the 
Game means, lightens the burden on the coaches. 

The future of athletics in Acton High School is bright, for 
the future teams will have their heritage, a truly memorable 
athletic record or tradition — a tradition that is adding to the 
already sacred historical traditions of the town they represent. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT A. DOLAN, 

Physical Director. 



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Report of Domestic Science Teacher 



Mr. John Hough, 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

Dear Sir: 

In the Sewing Course in the eighth grade the fundamental 
stitches are taught in the order of use on the garments being 
made. Aprons, slips, pajamas, gymnasium suits and baby gar- 
ments are some of the articles made. Knitting is taught to those 
interested. 

Cooking lessons for the eighth grade come early in the 
morning, thus giving them more time to. work with Foods and 
Meal Planning. The girls in this class plan and prepare the 
menu two days a week for the school cafeteria. 

The seventh grade cooking classes plan and prepare one 
day's menu for the cafeteria besides their regular cooking les- 
sons. They also serve the food at lunch time and take care 
of the teachers' trays. 

Household duties in the school kitchen are allotted to each 
pupil in all classes. 

A course has been opened to high school pupils this year 
which they seem to enjoy. Two periods are devoted to advanced 
cooking lessons, one period to talks and discussions on etiquette, 
systematic work in the home, practical buying of household 
needs, first aid for the home, child care, and personal hygiene. 
Two periods are used for sewing, the pupils learning to make 
garments for themselves, useful articles for the home, and 
practical gifts. 

The cafeteria is self-supporting, and has the following report 
to make: 



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Cash on hand January 1, 1934 S23.18 

Total Sales for Fiscal Year 1,087.77 

Cost of Supplies for Cooking, Sewing, 

and Replacement of Dishes $1,066.76 

Lunch for Music Teacher 5.10 

Lunch for Needy Pupils 20.15 

Cash on Hand December 31, 1934 18.94 



?1,110.95 $1,110.95 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDITH M. AMES. 



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Report of School Physician 



Mr. John F. Hough, 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

Dear Sir: 

I herewith submit my annual report as School Physician. 

The usual physical examinations were completed in late Oc- 
tober. Details will be found in the nurse's report. 

We have been very fortunate in not having any serious out- 
breaks of contagious diseases this past year, and I think much 
credit is due Miss Frost and the teachers for their watchfulness. 

The general physical condition of our school population is 
very good. 

Much improvement is noted in the condition of the teeth of the 
pupils in the higher grades. 

I wish to thank the Superintendent, teachers, nurse, and the 
parents for their co-operation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. A. MAYELL, M. D. 



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Report of School Nurse 



Mr. John F. Hough, 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

Dear Sir : 

The physical examinations for the year were completed by the 

School Physician during October with the following result : 

Total Number of Examinations by Doctor 506 

Defects Found: 

Tonsils and Adenoids 38 

Glands 148 

Poor Posture 123 

Teeth (in need of attention) 216 

Heart (irregularities) 21 

Report of Examinations by Nurse During School Year : 

Special Examinations 1303 

Simple Dressings 218 

Individual Instruction 168 

Pupils Excluded Because of Communicable Disease .... 52 

Sanitary Inspection of all Buildings 170 

Pupils Taken Home 111 (by nurse) 23 

Pupils Taken to Eye Speciahst 6 

Pupils Taken to Dentist 6 

May 5, 6, and 7, pre-school conferences were held in the graded 
schools. Eighteen children were examined by the school doctor. 

In the latter part of May the children were given the oppor- 
tunity to be immunized against diphtheria. Thirty-two children 
previously immunized were given the Schick Test, and all but 
four of this number were immune. Three of these, together 
with fifty others, were given three injections of Toxin-anti-toxin. 

In August two children were sent to Camp Virginia. Both 
children showed marked improvement. This was made possible 
by our seal sale fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LILLIAN E. FROST, R. N. 



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Report of Music Supervisor 



Mr. John F. Hough, 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

Dear Sir: 

Music for every child — every child for music! This is the 
motto of the Music Educators' National Conference. With this 
in mind, I have tried to put this motto in practice, since my con- 
nection v^ith your schools as Supervisor of Music. 

The main objective in teaching music in the public schools is 
to create within the child a natural desire to express his and her 
emotions through the study of music, either vocal or instru- 
mental. In order to try to accompli&h this, great patience, care- 
ful attention to pitch, tone quality, rhythm, and interpretation 
must be the essential points the supervisor should insist upon. 

In school systems where the supervisor meets the class only 
once a week, such as Acton, he or she depends entirely upon 
the willingness and co-operation of the room teacher. It is 
necessary, therefore, that the supervisor, before leaving a room, 
be sure that the new lesson is thoroughly understood by the 
room teacher, and any detail of the old one explained again if 
found necessary. I am very happy to say at this point that I 
have been very fortunate in having one of the best groups of 
teachers to carry on in all my years of experience. My person- 
al thanks to all of them. 

It is the hope of the supervisor that the work of the first 
six grades may be presented to the people of Acton sometime 
during the coming spring. We have attempted to organize an 
orchestra, girls' glee club, and mixed chorus in the High School. 
The orchestra, I am sorry to say, cannot function without the 
necessary instruments, and so far we have very few. Unless 
the parents are willing to buy instruments, an orchestra in the 
High School is almost impossible. 



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The Girls' Glee Club has a membership of twenty-eight. It 
is now in the process of studying- two and three part music, 
and wiJl present a program later on. This organization is also 
planning to put on an operetta in May, the first one that has 
been attempted, as I understand it. 

The mixed chorus is studying some of the well known chor- 
uses, both sacred and secular, with attention paid to the bass and 
tenor sections. When the opportunity presents itself I have tried 
to interest the students to listen to the classics through the play- 
ing of records, first giving a sketch of the composer's life and 
then the story of the composition. Through lack of time it has 
been impossible to do the things that one would like to introduce. 

May I take this opportunity to thank Mr. Hough, Superin- 
tendent of Schools, for his splendid help and co-operation? 

In closing I would like to say to the members of the School 
Committee of Acton that there are fine possibilities in your 
schools for good music, and I hope that you will see to it that 
these children are given every opportunity to express them- 
selves in the greatest of all arts, Music. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. CARL GORMAN. 



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Report of Manual Training Supervisor 



Mr. John F. Hough, 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

Dear Sir: 

I herewith submit my report of the Manual Training Depart- 
ment. 

Due to the fact that I now have approximately eighty pupils 
taking Manual Training, it is necessary that they work on the 
group project system. This means that three or four pupils 
must work together on one project because of an inadequate 
amount of tools and materials. Under the present conditions 
I find it necessary to demolish completed projects and use the 
stock in constructing new ones. This is discouraging to the 
pupils as they would like to keep some of the work to show to 
their parents. However, we have accomplished much, and have 
just recently acquired five new sloyd benches, each being equip- 
ped with two vises and a tool rack. 

The seventh and eighth grade pupils have thus far been 
taught the proper care of tools and the sharpening of edged 
ones. They have learned use of marking gauge, coping, rip and 
crosscut saws ; how to square and plane stock, bore holes, drive 
nails and brads, set plane and spoke shave blades. These classes 
have been immensely interested in their work, and through 

their ambitious endeavors have gone far in this field. 

The Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior classes are doing very 
well in the regular practice work. 

The school and parents may well be proud of the young men 
of the 1935 class who have taken this course. Their course has 
covered a wide variety of work, all of which has been done with 
the best of spirit and workmanship. The knowledge they have 
acquired prepares them for a higher education in colleges and 
mechanical and technical schools. Those who are unable to 



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continue their school career will find this course very helpful 
in working for tradesmen, enabling them to go about their work 
with a general understanding of the tools which they are ex- 
pected to use. This course does in no may make an accomplished 
tradesman of the pupil but presents to him the ground floor 
upon which to build. 

In order to create and stimulate the mechanical ability which 
is prevalent in about ninety per cent of the male pupils in our 
school, it is necessary that their interest be kept at all times. 
The pupils should appreciate the quality, value, and skill of the 
finer things in the fields of knowledge so that their minds and 
hands will develop on an equal basis. 

Our present equipment is as follows: 
Five sloyd benches. 
One sanding machine. 
Bench tools and stock. 

In conclusion, I anticipate proper equipment may be allotted 
to this department for the education of our future citizens and 
craftsmen. Their reward will be unlimited. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE A. BRAMAN. 



INDEX 



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Accountant 80 

Auditor 119 

Appointments by Selectmen .♦ 4 

Assessors 59 

Board of Health 64 

Cemetery Commissioners 41 

Elizabeth White Fund 120 

Finance Committee 11 

Emergency Relief Administration 16 

Fire Department 63 

Forest Warden 63 

Goodnow Fund 65 

Inspector of Animals 57 

Inspector of Slaughtering 76 

Librarian's Report 68 

Middlesex County Extension Service 66 

Old Age Assistance 15 

Police Department 54 

Selectmen's Report 13 

State Election Nov. 6, 1934 24 

Superintendent of Streets 58 

Tax Collector 60 

Town Clerk 29 

Births 30 

Deaths 35 

Dog Licenses 37 

Marriages 32 

Non-Resident Burials 36 

Town Meetings : 

Annual Meeting 17 

Special Town Meeting, July 23, 1934 22 

Town Officers 3 

Town Warrant 7 

Treasurer 109 

Acton Fremen's Relief Fund 117 

Cemetery Funds 113 

EHzabeth White Fund 112 



Firemen's Relief Fund 116 

Luke Blanchard Cemetery Fund 115 

Nineteenth of April Fund 116 

Susan Noyes Hosmer Cemetery Fund 118 

Wilde Library Fund 116 

Welfare Department 14 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 



Comparison of Cost 125 

Domestic Science 142 

Estimates for 1935 126 

Legal Holidays 122 

Manual Training Supervisor 148 

Music Supervisor 146 

Organization 122 

Paid for Support, 1934 128 

Physical Director 141 

School Calendar 122 

School Committee 124 

School Nurse 145 

School Physician 144 

Summary of Expenses 127 

Superintendent 136 

Teachers 123 



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A]\NUAL REPORT 



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Several Official Boards 



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TOWN OF ACTON 



MASSACHUSETTS 







For the Year Ending December 31 



1935 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Several Official Boards 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ACTON 

MASSACHUSETTS 




For the Year Ending December 31 



1935 



Town Officers, 1935 

Moderator 

Albert P. Durkee 

Selectmen 

Ralph W. Piper Term expires 1938 

Waldo E. Whitcomb Term expires 1936 

George S. Braman Term expires 1937 

Town Clerk 

Horace F. Tuttle 

Town Treasurer 

William Henry Soar 

Assessors 

Albert P. Durkee Term expires 1938 

Henry L. Haynes Term expires 1936 

Warren H. Jones Term expires 1937 

Collector of Taxes 

Charles A. Durkee 

Tree Warden 

James J. Knight 

Board of Public Welfare (One Year) 

Carl E. Backman Bertram D. Hall 

Frank S. Braman 

Constables 

George A. Braman Charles A. Durkee 

Michael Foley Alan B. Frost 

Cemetery Commissioners 

Fred W. Green Term expires 1938 

Wendell F. Davis Term expires 1936 

Horace F. Tuttle Term expires 1937 

School Committee 

Samuel E. Knowlton Term expires 1938 

Lulu L. Clark Term expires 1938 

Albertie M. Mead Term expires 1936 

Randall N. Woodworth Term expires 1936 

Louisa N. Wood Term expires 1937 

Everett N. Montague Term expires 1937 



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Trustees of Memorial Library 

J. Sidney White Term expires 1938 

Frank A. Merriam Term expires 1936 

Horace F. Tuttle Term expires 1937 

Board of Health 

Raymond F. Durkee Term expires 1938 

Frank E. Tasker Term expires 1936 

George H. Tuttle Term expires 1937 

Trustees of Elizabeth White Fund 

Warren H. Jones Term expires 1938 

Waldo E. Whitcomb Term expires 1936 

Charlotte Conant Term expires 1937 

Trustees of West Acton Firemen's Relief Fund 

Arnold H. Perkins Term expires 1938 

H. Stuart MacGregor Term expires 1936 

A. N. Hederstedt Term expires 1937 

Trustees of Goodnow Fund 

Charles E. Smith Term expires 1938 

Charlotte Conant Term expires 1936 

Horace F. Tuttle Term expires 1937 



Appointments Made by Selectmen — 1935 



Finance Committee 

Murray Brown William T. Merriam 

Alfred W. Davis Webster S. Blanchard 

Albert P. Durkee Howard J. Billings 

Superintendent of Streets 

A. H. Perkins 

Town Accountant 

Howard L. Jones Term expires 1938 

Registrars of Voters 

Daniel W. Sheehan Term expires 1936 

Edwin A. Phalen Term expires 1937 

Clarence D. Chickering Term expires 1938 

Horace F. Tuttle Ex-Officio 



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Election Officers 

Precinct I 
Warden — James W. Coughlin 
Clerk — Arthur W. Wayne 
Inspector — Arthur F. Davis 
Deputy Inspector — Harold F. Coughlin 
Deputy Warden — George A. Murphy 
Deputy Clerk — Spencer H. Taylor 
Deputy Inspector — S. E. Knowlton 
Inspector — Leo F. McCarthy 

Precinct II 
Warden — Theron Lowden 
Clerk— William F. Driscoll 
Inspector — Clare Milbery 
Inspector — Timothy Hennessey 
Deputy Warden — John G. Maguire 
Deputy Clerk — Thomas Murray 
Deputy Inspector — Frank A. Merriam 
Deputy Inspector — James Brown 

Precinct III 
Warden — Bertram D. Hall 
Clerk — David R. Kinsley 
Inspector — A. R. Beach 
Inspector — James Kinsley 
Deputy Warden — Fred S. Whitcomb 
Deputy Clerk — Frank McDonald 
Deputy Inspector — Harry Holt 
Deputy Inspector — John J. Duggan 

Fire Engineers 

H. Stuart MacGregor, Chief 
Alan B. Frost, Engineer — Precinct I 

David C. Clayton, Engineer — Precinct II 

A. Hazelton Perkins, Engineer — Precinct III 

Cattle Inspector 

Fred S. Whitcomb 

Forest Warden 

Alan B. Frost 

Dog Officer 

Arthur Eraser 



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Bertram D. 



Michael Foley 



Reed 



George A. Braman 

George H. Reed 
William Braman 
A. W. Davis 
F. D. Harrington 
M. B. Ferber 
Phillip Newell 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Clare Milbery 
Superintendent of Town Forest 

Charles A. Durkee 
Surveyors of Wood and Lumber 

Hall Charles E. Smith George H. 

Field Drivers 
Alan B. Frost George A. Braman 

Superintendent of Moth Work 
James J. Knight 
Police Officers 
Michael Foley, Chief 
Alan B. Frost 
Public Weighers 

Alfred Davis, Jr. 
W. H. Soar 
G. Howard Reed 
W. H. Francis Davis 
Thomas Ahern 
Fred Burke 
Daniel MacMillan 



C, A. Durkee 



Jury List — Revised 1935 

Precinct I 
Edward S. Fobes Spencer H. Taylor 

Elwin Hollowell E. Faulkner Conant 

George A. Richardson J. A. Van Winkle 

Samuel E. Knowlton Charles Farris 

James W. Coughlin 
Precinct II 

James Brown 
William S. Jones 
Fred Sims 
Carl Flint 
Henry Capelle 
Precinct HI 

George A. Rifford 
Benjamin Coolidge 
Warren Davis 
August N. Hederstedt 
William Munn 



Fred Billings 
John G. Maguire 
H. L. Jones 
David Clayton 



David R. Kinsley 
Howard C. Tracy 
Eugene L. Hall 
Arthur H. Wetherbee 



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Town Warrant 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Middlesex, ss 




To either of the Constables of the Town of Acton, in said County, 
Greetings : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
hereby directed to notify the legal voters of said town of Acton, 
qualified to vote at town meetings for the transaction of town 
affairs, to meet in their respective precincts, to wit : 
Precinct 1 — Town Hall, Acton Center 
Precinct 2 — Universalist Church, South Acton 
Precinct 3 — Fire House, West Acton 
on Monday, the second day of March, 1936, by posting a copy 
of this warrant, by you attested, at each of the places as directed 
by vote of the town, seven days at least before the second day of 
March. 

To bring in their votes on one ballot for the following town 
officers : Moderator, town clerk, town treasurer, collector of 
taxes, one selectman for three years, one assessor for three years, 
three members of the board of public welfare for one year, four 
constables for one year, one cemetery commissioner for three 
years, two members of the school committee for three years, one 
member of the board of health for three years, one trustee Me- 
morial Library for three years and a tree warden. 

Also to vote Yes or No on the following question: Shall the 
operation of Section 105B of Chapter 131 of the General Laws, 
requiring for the taking of fur bearing animals the use of traps 



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that kill at once or take such animals alive unharmed, be sus- 
pended in this town? 

The polls will open at 12 o'clock noon, and close at 8 o'clock 
P.M. 

You are further requested in the name of the Commonwealth 
of Massachustts to notify the legal voters of said Town of Acton, 
as aforesaid, to meet at the Town Hall in said Acton, on Monday, 
the ninth day of March at seven o'clock in the evening, then and 
there to act on the following articles : 

Article 1. To choose all necessary town officers and commit- 
tees and fix salaries of all town officers. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to accept the several 
reports of the town officers. 

Article 3. To hear and act upon the reports of any commit- 
tees chosen at any previous meeting that have not already re- 
ported. 

Article 4. To see what sum of money the town will appropri- 
ate to defray the necessary and usual expenses of the several 
departments of the town and determine how the same shall be 
raised. 

Article 5. To see what sum of money the town will raise for 
the observance of Memorial Day. 

Article 6. To see what action the town will take in regard 
to the collection of taxes. 

Article 7. To see what sum of money the town will raise and 
appropriate for the maintenance of the fire department, or vote 
anything thereon. 

Article 8. To see if the town will pay for fighting brush fires 
and fix price thereon. 

Article 9. To see what action the town will take toward 
the suppression of the brown-tail and gypsy moth. 

Article 10. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of 
money to insure the employees of the town or act anything 
thereon. 



Article 11. To see what amount of money the town will 
appropriate for the payment of premiums on the treasurer's and 
collector's bonds, or act anything thereon. 

Article 12. To see if the town will vote to authorize the town 
treasurer, with the approval of the selectmen, to borrow money 
from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial 
year beginning January 1, 1936, and to issue a note or notes 
therefor, payable within one year, and to renew any note or notes 
as may be given for a period of less than one year in accordance 
with Section 17, Chapter 44, General Laws. 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to employ a public 
health nurse, and appropriate a sum of money for the mainte- 
nance of same. 

Article 14. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
sufl^cient to pay the County of Middlesex, as required by law, the 
town's share of the net cost of the care, maintenance, and repair 
of the Middlesex County Tuberculosis Hospital, as assessed in 
accordance with the provisions of Chapter 111 of the General 
Laws and Acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto 
or take any action in relation thereto. 

Article 15. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $1,125.00 to install a new heating plant and repair the 
ceiling in the Memorial Library, or act anything thereon. 

Article 16. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of SI, 700 or any other sum for the suppression of brown-tail 
and gypsy moths or act anything thereon. 

Article 17. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of SI, 000 or any other sum for the care of shade trees or 
act anything thereon. 

Article 18. Shall the provisions of Chapter 139 of the Gen- 
eral Laws pertaining to; Burnt and Dangerous buildings be 
accepted. 

Article 19. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of S5,000 to reconstruct Parker Street, starting 
at the Concord Street end or act anything thereon. 

Article 20. To see what action the town will take to 
adequately and efficiently heat the South Acton Fire House, 



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appropriate a sum of money for the same, or act anything 
thereon. 

Article 21. To see what action the town will take to purchase 
and install a fire whistle, or other fire signal device for use 
at the West Action Fire house or act anything thereon. 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to purchase two new 
fire trucks for Precincts 2 and 3, or act anything thereon. 

Article 23. To see what sum of money the town will raise 
and appropriate for the maintenance of the fire department or 
vote anything thereon. 

Article 24. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of $550.00 or any other sum to purchase new fire hose. 

Article 25. To see if the town will vote to elect a board of 
Public Welfare to serve for three years, the term of one member 
to expire each year, or act anything thereon. 

Article 26. To see if the town will vote to discontinue as a 
public way, the road known as Woodlawn Lane from its inter- 
section with Taylor Road near the residence of William S. Dunn 
to its intersection with Concord Road near Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Article 27. To see if the town will vote to discontinue as a 
public way, the road known as Forest Road from its intersection 
with Woodlawn Lane to a point five hundred feet distant from its 
intersection with Hosmer Street near the residence of Samuel 
E. Knowlton. 

Article 28. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $200 for thq use of the treasurer, to pay the 
expenses of the local dog officer. The town will be reimbursed 
for the amount spent by the County of Middlesex, or act anything 
thereon. 

Article 29. To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
selectmen to sell, after first giving notice of the time and place 
of sale by posting such notice of sale in some convenient and 
public place in the town fourteen days at least before the sale, 
property taken by the town under tax title procedure provided 
that the selectmen or whomsoever they may authorize to hold 
such public auction may reject any bid which they deem 
inadequate, or take any action relative thereto. 



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And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof seven days at least before the time of said meeting 
as directed by vote of the tov^n. Hereof fail not and make due 
return of this warrant with your doings thereon to the Town 
Clerk at or before the time of meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands in Acton this third day of February, 
1936. 

WALDO E. WHITCOMB, 
GEORGE S. BRAMAN, 
RALPH W. PIPER, 

Selectmen of Acton. 
A true copy. 

Attest : Constable of Acton. 



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Report of Finance Committee 

Your Committee on Finance respectfully submits the follow- 
ing recommendations for appropriations for the ensuing year. 

Roads, General Maintenance |12,000.00 

Schools 46,000.00 

Street Lighting 3,000.00 

Memorial Library, Current Expense .... 800.00 

Memorial Library, Books 200.00 

Hydrant Service 3,079.00 

General Government ' 5,500.00 

Buildings and Grounds 1,500.00 

Cemeteries 800.00 

Military Aid 200.00 

State Aid 500.00 

Soldiers' Relief 1,200.00 

Police Department 2,500.00 

Board of Health 1,000.00 

Public Welfare 8,500.00 

Old Age Assistance 9,000.00 

Snov^ Removal, Estimate 4,000.00 

Care of Shade Trees 500.00 

Unclassified 400.00 

Bonds, High School 4,000.00 

Interest on Bonds 1,000.00 

Interest on Revenue Loans 2,000.00 

Memorial Day 275.00 

Fire Department 2,800.00 

Forest Fires 500.00 

Forest Fires, Nev^ Hose 200.00 

Gypsy Moth Work 1,700.00 

Liability Insurance 1,000.00 

Treasurer's and Collector's Bonds 250.00 

Public Health Nurse 2,200.00 

County Hospital Assessment 656.03 

$117,260.03 



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Article 15. Recommend the appropriation of 81,125.00 for 
this article. 

Article 16. Recommend the appropriation of 81,700.00 for 
Gypsy Moth Work and the purchase of a spraying machine. 

Article 17. Recommend the appropriation of $500.00 for the 
care of shade trees. 

Article 19. Recommond this article be taken care of from the 
General road maintenance. 

Article 20-21. Recommend action on these articles be post- 
poned this year. 

Article 22. Recommend appropriation of $8,000.00 for the 
purchase of two fire trucks for Precincts 2 and 3. The sum of 
§2,000.00 to be raised this year and balance to be paid in not 
more than four years. 

Article 24. Recommend the appropriation called for in this 
article. 

Recommend appropriating the sum of $1,500.00 from the 
Overlay Surplus for the Reserve Fund. 



FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Precinct 1 — Murray Brown, Albert P. Durkee. 
Precinct 2 — Howard J. Billings, William T. Merriam. 
Precinct 3 — Webster Blanchard, Alfred W. Davis. 



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Selectmen's Report 



February 5, 1936 

We submit the report of the various departments of the Town 
for the year ending December 31, 1935. 

All of the actions under the different articles voted at the last 
Annual Town Meeting and at the Special Town Meeting. 

We find the town at the close of the year in very good finan- 
cial standing, and we wish to thank the different officers and 
committees of the town for doing their part in keeping within 
their appropriations in carrying out their work in the different 
departments of the town. 

WALDO E. WHITCOMB 
GEORGE S. BRAMAN 
RALPH W. PIPER 

Selectmen of Acton 



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Welfare Department Report 

January 27, 1936 
The Board of Public Welfare submits the following report for 
the year 1935. 

During the year, aid was given to forty-six families represent- 
ing 157 persons, eight families representing twenty-seven per- 
sons having Acton settlements were aided in other cities or 
towns. This makes a total of fifty-four families representing 
one hundred and seventy-four persons that were aided during 
the year. 

Seven families were aided but having settlements in other 
cities or towns, the town of Acton will be reimbursed approxi- 
mately |1,700. In July the appropriation for ERA having run 
out, this Department assumed the expense of carrying on this 
work for the balance of the year. Due to this added expense, 
and also to make it possible to dispose of all unpaid bills carried 
over from the previous year, this board asked for an additional 
appropriation of $1,000 which was granted at a Special Town 
Meeting. This board assumed the sponsorship of the Sewing 
Project under WPA, and the expense for carrying this project is 
included in the appropriation asked for during the coming year. 
Respectfully submitted, 
CARL E. BACKMAN 

BERTRAM D. HALL Board of Public Welfare. 
FRANK S. BRAMAN 



January 27, 1936 
Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

In estimating our budget for the coming year, this Board is 
faced with the problem as( to what the effect will be if and when 
WPA employment ends. 

However, from the figures now available, we feel that it will 
not be advisable to set our requirements for the coming year 
under $8,000. This includes the expense for carrying on the 
WPA Sewing Project. Also collecting and distributing the dif- 
ferent Federal Commodities, such as food, clothing, etc. 

This is $1,000 less than total amount appropriated last year. 
CARL E. BACKMAN 

BERTRAM D. HALL Board of Public Welfare. 
FRANK S. BRAMAN 



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ERA-WPA Sewing Project 



January 27, 1936 

During the year approximately 4,000 articles, (clothing, etc.) 
were given out to 150 families representing 600 persons. This 
project has given continuous employment to about 15 women 
during the year. There is now employed on the Sewing Project 
under WPA, 17 women. During the next six months for which 
time this project is expected to run, the estimated payroll com- 
ing into this town will be about $6,000. 

CARL E. BACKMAN, Chairman. 

Board of Pubhc Welfare (Sponsor) 



Old Age Assistance Report 



January 27, 1936 

We started the year 1935 with twenty Old Age Assistance 
Cases, there was added to this during the year, five new cases 
and six cases were closed. Four due to parties having passed 
away and two on account of removal. 

Changes in Old Age Assistance Laws that have gone into ef- 
fect and others that are pending will no doubt, result in an in- 
crease in number of cases the coming year. 

CARL E. BACKMAN, Agent 

Bureau of Old Age Assistance 



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Town Meetings 



Abstract of the Proceedings of the Annual Town Meeting, 
March 11, 1935 

Art. 1. To choose all necessary town officers and committees, 
and fix salaries of all town officers. 

Chose Warren H. Jones, Trustee of Elizabeth White Fund 
for three years. 

Chose Arnold H. Perkins Trustee of the West Acton Fire- 
men's Relief Fund for three years. 

Chose Charles E. Smith Trustee of the Goodnow Fund for 
three years. 

Voted : To fix the salary of the Tax Collector at three-quarters 
of one per cent of the amount collected, and to allow an addi- 
tional charge for expense of postage incurred in the Collection of 
Taxes. 

Voted: That the salary of the chairman of the Selectmen be 
two hundred dollars per annum, and the other members, one 
hundred dollar each per annum. 

Voted: That the salary of the Moderator be fifteen dollars 
for the annual meeting and ten dollars for other meetings. 

Voted : That the salary of the chairman of the Board of Pub- 
lic Welfare be one hundred and twenty-five dollars per annum, 
and the other members seventy-five dollars each per annum. 

Voted: That the salary of the Town Treasurer be five hun- 
dred dollars per annum. 

Voted : That the salary of the Town Accountant be four hun- 
dred dollars per annum. 

Voted: That the salary of the Town Clerk be two hundred 
dollar per annum. 

Voted: That the salary of the Assessors be nine hundred 
dollars in the aggregate per annum to be apportioned as they 
may determine the said sum to include any salary of a clerk. 



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Voted : That the Selectmen be instructed to fix the salaries of 
all other town officers. 

Art. 2. To see if the town will accept the several reports of 
town officers. 

Voted : To accept the reports of the several town officers. 

Art. 3. To hear and act upon the report of any committees 
chosen at any previous meeting who have not already reported. 

No action taken under this article. 

Art. 4. To see what sum of money the town will appropriate 1 
to defray the necessary and usual expenses of the several de- ■ 
partments of the town and determine how the same shall be 
raised. 

Under this article and other articles in the warrant it was 
voted to appropriate and raise by taxation for: 

Roads : general maintenance |12,000.00 

Schools 43,500.00 

Street Lighting 3,500.00 

Memorial Library, current expenses 800.00 

Memorial Library, books 200.00 

Hydrant Service 3,079.00 

General Government 5,500.00 

Buildings and Grounds 1,800.00 

Cemeteries 700.00 

Military Aid 200.00 

State Aid 500.00 

Soldiers^ Rehef 1,500.00 

Police Department 2,500.00 

Board of Health 1,000.00 

Public Welfare 7,000.00 

Old Age Assistance 8,000.00 

Snow Removal 7,000.00 

Care of Shade Trees 500.00 

Unclassified 400.00 

Bonds, High School 4,000.00 

Interest on Bonds 1,200.00 

Interest on Revenue Loans 2,000.00 

Memorial Day 275.00 



—19— 

Fire Department 2,800.00 

Forest Fires 500.00 

Gypsy Moth Work 500.00 

Liability Insurance 1,000.00 

Treasurer's and Collector's Bonds 250.00 

Public Health Nurse 2,200.00 

County Hospital Assessment 504.46 

E. R. A. Expenses 1,000.00 

Redemption of Tax Titles 300.00 

Kinsley Road Construction 400.00 

Pope Road 2,500.00 

Voted : to appropriate from the overlay surplus for a 

Reserve Fund 1,500.00 

Voted : To appropriate from the Cemetery Land Fund 

for the care of Cemeteries 300.00 

Art. 5. To see what sum of money the town will raise for 
the observance of Memorial Day. 

Voted: To raise and appropriate the sum of two hundred 
and seventy-five dollars to be expended under the direction of a 
committee consisting of the commander of the Isaac Davis Post, 
G. A. R., and the commander of the American Legion. 

Art. 6. To see what action the town will take in regard to 
the collection of taxes. 

Voted : To pass over the article. 

Art. 7. To see what sum of money the town will raise and ap- 
propriate for the maintenance of the Fire Department or vote 
anything* thereon. 

Voted : To raise and appropriate the sum of twenty-eight hun- 
dred dollars. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will pay for fighting brush fires 
and fix the price thereon. 

Voted : To appropriate five hundred dollars for fighting brush 
fires and that the price be fixed at fifty cents per hour. 

Art. 9. To see what action the town will take toward the 
suppression of the gypsy and brown tail moth. 



—20— 

Voted : To raise and appropriate five hundred dollars. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money 
to insure the employees of the town or act anything thereon. 

Voted: To raise and appropriate the sum of one thousand 
dollars. 

Art. 11. To sed what amount of money the town will appro- 
priate for the payment of premiums on the treasurer's and col- 
lector's bonds or act anything thereon. 

Voted : To appropriate the sum of two hundred and fifty dol- 
lars. 

Art. 12. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to 
time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year begin- 
ning January 1, 1935, and to issue a note or notes therefor, pay- 
able within one year, and to renew any note or notes as may be 
given for a period of less than one year in accordance with Sec- 
tion 17, Chapter 44, General Laws. 

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, 1935, and to issue a note or notes therefor, 
payable within one year, and to renew any note or notes as may 
be given for a period of less than one year in accordance with 
Section 17 Chapter 44, General Laws. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to employ a public health 
nurse. 

Voted: To employ a pubHc health nurse to be under the di- 
rection of the Board of Health. 

Voted: To appropriate twenty-two hundred dollars for the 
salary and maintenance of said nurse. 

Art. 14. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of $2,500.00 for the reconstruction of Pope Road, from State 
Highway, East Acton, to the Carlisle line, provided at least a 
like sum is allotted to the town by the State Department of Pub- 
lic Works and at least a similar sum by the County of Middlesex 
or act anything thereon. 



—21— 

Voted: To appropriate the sum of twenty-five hundred dol- 
lars for the reconstruction of Pope Road from the State High- 
way East Acton, to the Carlisle line provided at least a like sum 
is alloted to the town by the State Department of Public Works, 
and at least a similar sum by the County of Middlesex. 

Voted: That the road be built with town labor. 

Art. 15. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
sufficient to pay the County of Middlesex as required by law, the 
town's share of the net cost of the care, maintenance and repair 
of the Middlesex County Tuberculosis Hospital, as assessed in 
accordance with the provisions of Chapter 111 of the General 
Laws in amendment thereof, and in addition thereto, or take any 
action in relation thereto. 

Voted: To appropriate $504.46 for said County Hospital as- 
sessment. 

Art. 16. To see if the town will accept the laying out by the 
Selectmen of a street in West Acton : beginning at the southerly 
end of Kinsley Road, and extending in a southerly direction over 
the former location of the Street Railway about 850 feet as de- 
scribed and shown on a plan filed with the Town Clerk, and ap- 
propriate a sum of money to build said street. 

Voted : To accept the laying out by the Selectmen of a street 
in West Acton : beginning* at the southerly end of Kinsley Road 
and extending in a southerly direction over the former location 
of the Street Railway about 850 feet as described, and shown on 
a plan filed with the Town Clerk. 

Voted : To raise and appropriate four hundred dollars for the 
construction of said street. 

Art. 17. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen to 
construct a vault in the town hall for the safe keeping of the 
public records and appropriate a sum of money therefor. 

Voted : That the Selectmen with three persons chosen by the 
meeting, be a committee to consider the matter of locating and 
constructing a town vault with instruction to report at a special 
town meeting: John S. Hoar, John L. Smith and Horace F. Tut- 
tle were chosen as members of the committee. 



—22— 

Art. 18. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money 
to meet the town's share of E. R. A. expenses, or act anything 
thereon. 

Voted : To raise and appropriate one thousand dollars for ex- 
penses incurred in relation to the E. R. A. 

Art. 19. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of three hundred dollars for the redemption of tax titles held by 
the town. 

Vote to appropriate the sum of three hundred dollars. 

Art. 20. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of $2,000.00 or any other sum for the care of shade trees or 
act anything thereon. 

A motion to appropriate the sum of $2,000.00 for the care of 
shade trees did not prevail. 

Art. 21. To see if the town will vote to accept a fund con- 
tributed by the members of the several fire departments of the 
town and known as the Acton Firemen's Relief Fund. Said fund 
to be held as a trust fund, and to be administered by three 
trustees to be chosen one for one year, one for two years, and one 
for the term of three years. 

Voted : To accept said fund as a trust fund to be administered 
by three trustees chosen by the town. 

Chose Clarence Frost a trustee for one year. 

Chose Herbert Merriam a trustee for two years. 

Chose James E. Kinsley a trustee for three years. 

Art. 22. To see if the townl will purchase new chairs for the 
Town Hall and appropriate a sum of money therefore. 

Voted : To pass over the article. 

Art. 23. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
for the pruning of dead wood from the elms and for the re- 
moval of any dead or dying elms on the public streets. 

Voted: To pass over the article. 



—23— 

Art. 24. To see if the town will cause to be published the list 
of valuation on all personal and real estate of the town for the 
year 1935. 

Voted : To pass over the article. 

Art. 25. To see what action the town will take to have each 
head of any department of the town bring in to the Selectmen a 
v^itten inventory each year of all tools and stock which they 
may have, the same to be kept on file. 

Voted : To pass over the article. 



Proceedings of the Special Town Meeting Held October 7, 1935 

Art. 1. To hear and act upon the report of the committee 
chosen at the annual Town Meeting to consider the matter of 
locating and constructing a town y^^lt- 

Waldo E. Whitcomb, chairman of the Selectmen, presented 
the report for the committee. 

Voted : To accept the report of the committee. 

Art. 2. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of thirty- 
five hundred dollars to build a vault and remodel the Town Hall 
and transfer the same from available funds or borrow under 
Chapter 49 of the Act of 1933 as amended, or take any action 
relative thereto. 

Voted : That the sum of 83,500.00 be appropriated to build a 
vault and remodel the Town Hall, and to meet said appropriation, 
the sum of 83,500.00 be transferred from available funds in the 
treasury. 

Art. 3. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of one 
thousand dollars for the Welfare Department from available 
funds or borrow under Chapter 49 of the Act of 1933, as 
amended or take any action thereon. 

Voted : That the sum of one thousand dollars be appropriated 
for the public welfare department, and to meet said appropria- 
tion the sum of one thousand dollars be transferred from avail- 
able funds in the treasury. 



—24— 



Town Clerk's Report 



Births 



Whole number recorded 45 

Born in Acton 4 Native parentage 32 

Male 18 Foreign parentage 3 

Females 27 Mixed parentage 10 

Marriages 

Whole number recorded 28 

Residents of Acton .... 36 Residents of other places 20 

Deaths 

Whole number recorded 51 

Residents of Acton 51 Residents of other places 

Occurring in Acton .... 31 Occurring in other places 20 
Average Age in Years, 64+ 

The Town Clerk requests information of any errors or omis- 
sions in the lists of Births, Marriages and Deaths. The Town 
Clerk hereby gives notice that he is prepared to furnish blanks 
for the return of Births and Deaths. 

HORACE F. TUTTLE. 

Town Clerk. 





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Deaths Registered in 1935 



No. Date of Death Name 

1. Mar. 28 Allen, John F. 

2. Dec. 10 Atwood, Emma A. 

3. July 12 Beach, Hazel Clementine 

4. Mar. 20 Bursaw, Robert 

5. Oct. 7 Charles, Mary Florence 

6. Nov. 9 Christiansen, Anton 

7. Apr. 24 Cole, James R. 

8. June 6 Coones, Mary E. 

9. Aug. 19 Dickson, Charles 

10. Dec. 5 Di Giacomandrea, Frances 

11. Dec. 11 Drummond, Thomas F. 

12. May 23 Dudley, Louisa Maria 

13. Jan. 13 Ford, Charles L. 

14. Mar. 17 Freeman, Andrew 

15. Nov 14 Grimes, James Albert 

16. Oct. 14 Hayward, Nettie Flora 

17. Aug. 24 Henson, Jennie D. 

18. Feb. 6 Hodgen, Sarah Jane 

19. Jan. 16 Holt, Bertram S. 

20. May 3 Jones, Arthur Aaron 

21. June 8 Jones, Mary E. 

22. Jan. 8 Jones, Samuel 

23. July 1 Kendall, William A. 

24. June 25 Lears, William 

25. Mar. 14 Leon, Joseph T. 

26. Dec. 31 MacKinnon, Christine 

27. July 17 Manning, John J. 

28. July 2 Mansir, Annie J. 

29. Feb. 24 McCarthy, Hannah 

30. July 9 McCarthy, Luke J. 

31. June 4 Miller, Ella Lizzie 

32. June 23 Moore, Pauline B. 

33. Jan. 25 Morse, Stella M. 

34. Feb. 7 O'Connell, Patrick 

35. Nov. 8 Pierce, George Hoke 

36. Nov. 21 Pratt, Etta Cora 





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No. Date of Death Name 

37. Jan. 14 Punch, Mary Hurley 

38. May 13 Reed, Emma Augusta 

39. Nov. 10 Russell, Madeline E. 

40. May 12 Schofield, Richard Leonard 

41. June 4 Scott, Thomas A. 

42. Nov. 11 Stowell, M. Alma 

43. Oct. 19 Tuttle, Luke Harris 

44. Jan. 6 Vallee, Andrew Henry 

45. Apr. 17 Webster, George A. 

46. Aug. 16 Welsh, Ella 

47. July 30 Whitcomb, Abbie B. 

48. Jan. 17 Williams, Frank Gordon 

49. July 2 Willis, Ora A. 

50. Aug. 17 Yeaton, Alphonso Burton 





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List of Persons Having Dogs Licensed in 1935 



Frank Alley $2.00 

Hilda Anderson 5.00 

Helen Bacher 2.00 

Frank Balsor 2.00 

Clesson A. Bancroft . . . 10.00 

M. Wheelock Barteaux . 2.00 

Leon Bateman 2.00 

Priscilla Bean 5.00 

Mrs. A. E. Bedford 2.00 

George Bell 2.00 

Antonia Benere 2.00 

William G. Berry, Jr. . . 2.00 

Alfred Birch 2.00 

Hazel G. Blanchard . . . 2.00 

Walter Bondelevitch . . . 4.00 

Robert M. Bowen 4.00 

Charles W. Boyer 5.00 

Rolfe Bradbury 4.00 

F. W. R. Bradford 2.00 

John J. Bradley 2.00 

Guy W. Bragdon 2.00 

Dorothy Braman 5.00 

Frank S. Braman 4.00 

George A. Braman 2.00 

Jesse Briggs 2.00 

Fred Brill 2.00 

Robert Brown 2.00 

F. W. Bulette 2.00 

Mary E. Bullard 2.00 

Mary K. Butler 2.00 

William Cahill 2.00 

Hazel Caldwell 2.00 

Margaret Caldwell 2.00 

Lester Carey 5.00 

Christian Carlson 4.00 

Manuel Carvelo 2.00 

Nancy S. Chaffin 4.00 



Florence Charles 2.00 

William W. Charter . . . 2.00 

Allen M. Christoff erson . 4.00 

Edwin Christofferson . . 2.00 

Lulu L. Clark 2.00 

Albert Chfford 2.00 

Charlotte Conant 2.00 

Timothy Condon 2.00 

Arthur Conquest 2.00 

Harold Coughlin 4.00 

John F. Coughlin 2.00 

Charles E. Davis 7.00 

Warren A. Davis & Son. 5.00 

Wendell F. Davis 7.00 

Harold E. Day 2.00 

Joseph J. DeSouza .... 2.00 

Carmine DiGiacomandrea 2.00 

Anthony J. Dora 2.00 

Thomas F. Drummond . 2.00 

John Duggan 5.00 

Mabel C. Durkee 2.00 

Raymond F. Durkee . . . 2.00 

Sidney P. Durkee 2.00 

Jedediah Edgarton 2.00 

Michael Enneguess .... 2.00 

Curtis S. Fairbanks . . . 5.00 

Charles J. Farley 4.00 

James Farrar 2.00 

Charles Farris 5.00 

Stuart Farquhar 2.00 

Robert C. Ferguson 2.00 

Charles W. Fisher 5.00 

Bertha M. Finan 5.00 

James Fitzgerald 2.00 

Charles J. Fletcher 2.00 

John L. Fletcher 4.00 

Buddie Flint 2.00 



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Marjorie S. Flint 5.00 

Robert A. Frazier 2.00 

Matthew D. Freeman . . 2.00 

Lillian E. Frost 10.00 

Llewellyn T. Fullonton . 2.00 

Ida Gagnon 5.00 

Margaret Gallagher . . . 2.00 

Thomas C. Gallagher . . 5.00 

Mildred Gallant 4.00 

Minnie P. Gallant 2.00 

Jean B. Garceau 2.00 

Hermann Gatchell 7.00 

Joseph Geoghegan 2.00 

Hattie E. Gibbs 5.00 

George U. Gilman 2.00 

Carl R. Godfrey ....... 2.00 

Howard Goodrich 2.00 

Martin Goodwin 2.00 

Albert Gravlin 2.00 

Catherine M. Green . . . 2.00 

Evelyn L Hamm 2.00 

Hattie B. Harris 5.00 

A. J. Harrison 2.00 

Mrs. Nelson H. Hart . . 2.00 

Raymond L. Hatch 2.00 

Thomas F. Hayes 2.00 

Michael G. Hayes 4.00 

Albert L. Haynes 2.00 

Willis L. Holden 2.00 

Hugh Hodgen 2.00 

Mrs. Hope C. Holland . . 5.00 

Frank T. Holland 2.00 

Neville R. Holland .... 2.00 

F. Elwin Hollowell 2.00 

Walter W. Holt 2.00 

John F. Hough 2.00 

David Hubbard 2.00 

Wilbur Hunt 2.00 

James Hurley 2.00 

Arthur Jalonen 4.00 

Albert R. Jenks 4.00 

M. P. Jenney 2.00 



Albert Jensen 2.00 

Peter Jensen 7.00 

Albion Johnson 2.00 

Mary Johnson 2.00 

Howard F. Jones 2.00 

Hugh M. Jones 4.00 

Karl R. Jones 2.00 

William Kazokas 2.00 

Cypras Kazokas 2.00 

Henry M. Keyes 4.00 

William Kilmartin 2.00 

Benjamin King 2.00 

Mrs. Carrie Kingsley . . 2.00 

Samuel E. Knowlton . . 2.00 

Ormal Laffin 2.00 

G. W. Larrabee 5.00 

Arthur LaRoche 2.00 

John LaTulippe 2.00 

Arnold B. Leavitt 2.00 

Edward LeClere 2.00 

Robert Liebfried 2.00 

Ralph F. Littlefield 4.00 

J. W. Livermore 2.00 

Roland 0. Livermore . . . 5.00 

George W. Logan 2.00 

Bertha Lowden 2.00 

Richard Lowden 2.00 

Albert Lucot 2.00 

H. Stuart MacGregor . . 2.00 

James Mahoney 2.00 

John Maguire 2.80 

A. W. Marsh 2.00 

Eleanor Mason 2.00 

Roger Mason 4.00 

W. A. Massie 2.00 

Everett M. Maynes 2.00 

Ernest Mayell 2.00 

T. Leo McCarthy 2.00 

Hobart E. Mead 2.00 

Ida Mekkelsen 2.00 

Soren Mekkelsen 2.00 

Eleanor Mel 2.00 



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Harold Merriam 2.00 

W. J. Middleton 12.00 

Everett Montague 2.00 

David F. Morrison 5.00 

Mildred Pope Moore . . . 4.00 

J. S. Moore 2.00 

Mrs. C. F. Moorhouse . . 2.00 

George A. Morse 2.00 

James Murgatroyd 4.00 

John Murray 2.00 

Mrs. Edward Nealey . . . 2.00 

Dorothy Newell 2.00 

Joseph Nugent 2.00 

Hazel W. Oliver, trans, 
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Peter Olsen 2.00 

Richard O'Neil 2.00 

Elsie F. Parsons 2.00 

Charles Parsons 2.00 

Stanley Paskiewicz .... 2.00 

John Pedersen 5.00 

Mrs. Ruth Peterson 5.00 

D. F. Penney 4.00 

Mary A. Penney 5.00 

A. H. Perkins 2.00 

Tony Perry 2.00 

Lucretia Harvey Phalen 4.00 

Ralph W. Piper 2.00 

Edward F. Pratt 2.00 

Daniel 0. Price 2.00 

Lloyd Priest 2.00 

Walter L. Prowse 2.00 

F. J. Rahberg 2.00 

Ethel C. Rawitser 2.00 

George H. Reed 2.00 

G. Howard Reed 7.00 

Mildred V. Reed 5.00 

Robert A. Reid, 3rd 2.00 

Mrs. Arthur Reynolds . . 2.00 

Jesse C. Reynolds 2.00 

Howard E. Rich . . 2.00 



Fred Richards 2.00 

George A. Richardson . . 2.00 

Mildred H. Robbins . . . 5.00 

Paul G. Robbins 2.00 

Frank B. Roche 2.00 

George Rugg 2.00 

Everett R. Sanborn Jr.. 7.00 

George W. Sargent 2.00 

Benjamin H. Sawyer . . 2.00 

Ruth H. Scanlon 2.00 

Harry V. Scribner 2.00 

L. A. Sebastian 2.00 

Eva C. Shapley 2.00 

Frank Simeone 2.00 

Ralph I. Smith 2.00 

Mary Soares 2.00 

W. Henry Soar 2.00 

Marion Spinney 2.00 

Hattie E. Smith 2.00 

Cecil Starck 2.00 

Reginald Stoney 2.00 

Emanuel Sylvia 2.00 

Simon D. Taylor 2.00 

Spencer H. Taylor 2.00 

Henry Teele 2.00 

Ethel Todd 20.00 

Wilbur Tolman 5.00 

Elizabeth Tompkins . . . 5.00 

Michael Towler 2.00 

Alfred H. Tracy 2.00 

George L. Turnbull . . . 4.00 

George F. Tuttle 2.00 

Osgood Tuttle 5.00 

Frederick Waite 7.00 

John Walluck 2.00 

John H. Watkins 2.00 

J. Arthur Wayne 2.00 

Charles Willett 2.00 

Glenna Wise 2.00 

Ehzabeth Wood 2.00 



239 licenses at $2.00 §478.00 

41 licenses at 5.00 205.00 



?683.00 
Deduct fees 280 at 20 cents 56.00 



Paid to Town Treasurer §627.00 



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All licenses expire March 31. 

Dogs must be licensed on or before April 1 or the owners or 
keepers thereof are liable to a fine. 

The law applies to all dogs three months old or over regard- 
less of time of year ownership is acquired. 

No tax bills are sent to owners of dogs. 

HORACE F. TUTTLE, 

Town Clerk. 



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Police Department 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen : 

I herewith submit the following report of the Police Depart- 
ment for the year ending Dec. 31, 1935. 

Persons calling at the office 246 

Telephone calls received . 781 

Telephone calls made 275 

Emergency calls received by radio 12 

Complaints received and investigated 63 

Persons questioned during investigations 42 

Arrests and prosecutions made on the following com- 
plaints : 

Drunkenness 22 

Operating under the influence of liquor 9 

Operating so as to endanger 1 

Operating after revocation 1 

Leaving scene of accident 1 

Assault with dangerous weapon with intent to rob . . 2 

Larceny 2 

Malicious destruction of property 2 

Robbery 2 

Assault 1 

Default 1 

Illegitimacy 1 

Passing where view is obstructed 2 

Failing to slow at intersections 2 

Operating without a license 1 

Having gaming machines in possession 1 

Disturbing a public assembly 2 

Persons sent home when intoxicated 7 

Fugitives from Shirley School 3 

Committed to State Institutions 3 

Automobile accidents reported 69 

Occupants of automobiles injured in accidents 63 

Persons assisted after accidents 4 

Licenses suspended or revoked 5 



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Fire alarms answered (Traffic-protection) 20 

Registrations revoked 6 

At Concord District Court 42 

At Cambridge Superior Court 6 

At Ayer District Court 1 

Emergency telegrams delivered to persons 6 

Summonses served 9 

Summonses served for other departments 10 

Breaks reported 10 

Homes checked on during absence of occupants at their 

request 5 

Prov^lers reported 6 

Obstructions in road reported and removed 1 

Public buildings checked on v^hen lights found burning 

after midnight 7 

Doors found open 2 

Windows reported broken 17 

Trespassers ordered off property following complaints . . 10 

Raids 1 

Traffic duty during funerals 12 

Traffic duty during wedding 1 

Missing persons reported to this department 2 

Missing persons broadcast for by this department 3 

Cattle reported lost 3 

Protection given while obtaining property 2 

Payrolls guarded 9 

Juvfeniles reprimanded 20 

Truants picked up for other towns 2 

Collecting ballots 1 

Posting warrants 1 

Jury blanks filled out for District Attorney's office 3 

With Tax Collector during collections 2 

With Water Department Collector during collections 1 

Persons ordered out of town after complaints 2 

Assisted in investigations for other departments 3 

Runaway boys picked up and returned to Boxboro 6 

Dog complaints received 21 

Dogs hit by automobiles 4 

Dogs killed by automobiles 3 

Persons reported bitten by dogs 5 



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Dogs reported lost 6 

Dog notices posted 1 

Poultry killed by dogs 24 



Property reported lost or 


stolen : 


1 set of number plates 


2 watches 


1 shotgun 




1 tire and wheel 


1 rifle 




2 automobiles 


1 brief case 




1,000 gallons of fuel oil 


2 blankets 




$4.00 cash 


1 spotlight 







Property recovered or Restitution made : 

1 bicycle §22,00 in cash 

2 automobiles Automobile equipment 
1 watch value $15.00 

Found and returned to owner, 1 billfold and $2.00 in cash. 

Trips made to other towns during investigations, etc.: 

Arlington 1 Marlboro 1 

Ayer 2 Maynard 15 

Boxboro 4 Newton 1 

Carlisle 1 Shirley 1 

Concord 7 Tewksbury 1 

Littleton 1 Westford 2 

Worcester 2 

Trips to other sections of the town outside of regular patrol : 

Acton 30 North Acton 37 

East Acton 17 West Acton 33 

Respectfully submitted, 

MICHAEL FOLEY, 

Chief of Police. 



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Report of Inspector of Animals 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen of the Town of Acton: 

I hereby submit my report as Inspector of Animals for the 
year 1935. 

Cows 648 

Young Cattle 107 

Swine 84 

Sheep 16 

Goat 1 

Bulls 20 

Quarantined 18 dogs suspicious of rabies. 

Respectfully submitted 

FRED S. WHITCOMB, 

Inspector. 



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Report of Superintendent of Streets 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen : 

I submit herewith my report covering the highway main- 
tenance and construction work during 1935. 

In addition to regular maintenance work such as scraping, 
dragging, surface repair, patching bridge repairs. 

New drainage : 
Main Street, 36 feet of 36-inch corrugated pipe. 
Main Street, 42 feet of 12-inch corrugated Pipe. 
Main Street, one drop inlet. 

Concord Street, 36 feet of 12-inch corrugated pipe. . 
Concord Street, 150 ftt of 12-inch concrete pipe. 
Concord Road, 42 feet of 12-inch corrugated pipe. 
Concord Road, one drop inlet. 
Hammond Road, 18 feet of 12-inch corrugated pipe. 

New guard rail : 
Main Street, 13.40 feet New guard rail and post. 
Powder Mill Road, 320 feet New guard rail and post. 

New Construction: 

Pope Road, this piece of road has been built according to con- 
tract and accepted by the Massachusetts Department of Public 
Works. 

Kingsley Road, this piece of road has been built as far as it 
was laid out. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ALBERT H. PERKINS, 

Superintendent of Streets. 



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Assessors' Report 



Tax assessed as follows : 

Buildings, exclusive of land 82,435,358.00 

Land 706,385.00 

Personal 631,095.00 

?3,772,838.00 

Valuation April 1, 1934 3,789,110.00 

Decrease in Valuation 16,272.00 

Rate of Taxation, ?26.80. 

Real Estate $84,198.69 

Personal Estate 16,913.37 

Polls 1,746.00 

$102,858.06 

Amount of Money raised: 

State Tax $6,000.00 

County Tax 5,693.60 

State Park Assessment 55.44 

Town Grant 87,537.93 

Overlay 3,571.09 

§102,858.06 

Added Assessment: 

Poll Tax $10.00 

$10.00 

Excise : 

Number of Vehicles Assessed 1153 

Total Valuation of Motor Vehicles $227,360.00 

Rate of Taxation, $33.06 
Total Excise Tax $6,286.31 

WARREN H. JONES, 
ALBERT P. DURKEE, 
HENRY L. HAYNES. 

Board of Assessors. 



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Report of Tax Collector 



1931 TOWN TAX 

Dr. . 
Uncollected Jan. 1, 1935 |1.00 |1.00 

Cr. 
Paid Treasurer |1.00 fl.OO 

1932 TOWN TAX 

Dr. 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1935 |13.63 

Interested Collected 1.75 $15.38 

Cr. 
Paid Treasurer |15.38 $15.38 

1933 TOWN TAX 

Dr. 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1935 $10,156.04 

Old Age Added 42.00 

Interest Collected 900.93 

Costs Collected 7.00 

$11,105.97 

Cr. 

Paid Treasurer $9,780.13 

Abated 706.90 

Tax Title 611.86 

Uncollected 7.08 

$11,105.97 

1934 TOWN TAX 

Dr. 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1935 $37,606.32 

Interest Collected 869.01 

Costs Collected 3.85 

$38,479.18 



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Cr. 

Paid Treasurer $24,296.93 

Abated 176.08 

Tax Title 2,732.80 

Uncollected 11,273.37 

$38,479.18 

1935 TOWN TAX 

Dr. 

Committed 8102,858.06 

Interest Collected 35.48 

Costs Collected 24.85 

8102,918.39 

Cr. 

Paid Treasurer $69,803.80 

Abated 150.88 

Tax Title 1,673.66 

Uncollected 31,290.05 

8102,918.39 

1931 EXCISE 

Dr. 
Interest Collected $12.40 $12.40 

Cr. 
Paid Treasurer $12.40 $12.40 

1932 EXCISE 

Dr. 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1935 $487.51 

Interest Collected 34.31 

S521.82 

Cr. 

Paid Treasurer $217.43 

Abated 78.14 

Uncollected 227.25 

$522.82 



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OVER REMITTED 
Over Remitted 1.00 

1933 EXCISE 

Dr. 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1935 |1,560.11 

Interest Collected 144.30 

$1,704.41 

Cr. 

Paid Treasurer $1,208.45 

Abated 376.71 

Uncollected 119.25 

$1,704.41 

1934 EXCISE 

Dr. 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1935 $2,824.50 

Interest Collected 86.83 

$2,911.33 

Cr. 

Paid Treasurer $1,822.33 

Abated 29.84 

Uncollected 1,059.16 

$2,911.33 

1935 EXCISE 

Dr. 

Committed $6,306.31 

Interest Collected 5.59 

$6,311.90 

Cr. 

Paid Treasurer $3,802.83 

Abated 83.38 

Uncollected 2,425.69 

$6,311.90 



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SUMMARY OF TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT 

Total Debits 

1931 Town Tax $1.00 

1932 Town Tax 15.38 

1933 Town Tax 11,105.97 

1934 Town Tax 38,479.18 

1935 Town Tax 102,918.39 

1931 Excise 12.40 

1932 Excise 521.82 

1933 Excise 1,704.41 

1934 Excise 2,911.33 

1935 Excise 6,311.90 

$163,981.78 

Total Credits 

Cash paid Treasurer $110,960.68 

Abated 1,601.92 

Tax Title 5,018.32 

Uncollected 46,401.85 

$163,982.78 

Over Remitted 11.00 

CHARLES A. DURKEE, 

Tax Collector. 



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Fire Department 

January 29, 1936 
To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

I herewith submit my report for the Fire Department for the 
year of 1935. 

The total number of alarms responded to by the entire depart- 
ment are as follows : 

Building, 13 ; auto, 1 ; chimney, 13 ; false, 1 ; miscellaneous, 4. 
Total loss: |4,305.00 (extinguishing labor cost $301.50). 

The equipmemnt in Precincts Two and Three are in need of 
repair. In fact the two (2) pieces of apparatus in Precincts 
mentioned are twelve (12) years old and consideration should be 
taken as soon as possible to replace them. 

Following are a few recommendations I would like to make: 

(1) That the present siren system at West Acton be replaced 
with a compressed air whistle; (2) that the hose be replenished 
to bring it up to its standard quota; (3) that the heating system 
at South Acton be put in such condition as to make it satisfac- 
tory. 

The equipment at Acton Center is in excellent condition with 
the exception of the shortage of hose. 

As the Fire Department is very good insurance against life 
and property, I sincerely hope that the voters will give these rec- 
ommendations due consideration. 

H. S. MacGREGOR, 
Chief of Fire Department. 



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Forest Warden's Report 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen : 

Your Forest Warden submits the following report for the year 
ending December 31st, 1936 : 

Total number of fires responded to 37 

Out of town 2 

Total cost of extinguishing S477.81 

The spring of this year being extremely dry and the first haz- 
ard being great, we had a large number of fires, consequently en- 
tailing considerable expense. 

The property damage was very low in comparison, due to the 
prompt and efficient cooperation of the various departments, for 
which I take this opportunity of thanking them. 

The forest fire truck is in very good shape, but we are in need 
of some new forestry hose. 

In the past we have been able to purchase some new hose each 
year out of our $500 appropriation, but this year we were unable 
to do so; therefore your Forest Warden recommends an appro- 
priation of S200 for new hose in addition to the usual 8500 for the 
prevention and extinguishing of forest fires. 



Respectfully submitted. 



ALAN B. FROST, 
Forest Warden 



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Report of the Board of Health 

For the Year Ending Dec. 31, 1935 

Burial Permits issued in Acton 31 

Residents who died in other Towns 20 

Total number of deaths recorded 51 

Non-resident burials 32 

List of contagious diseases reported to the Board of Health 
January 1, 1935, to January 1, 1936 : 

Chicken-pox 2 

Dog bite 4 

German Measles 29 

Measles 20 

Influenza 10 

Scarlet Fever 4 

Whooping Cough 10 

Dog bite (Rabies) 1 

Total 80 

Deaths None 

Your Board would recommend that $1,000 be appropriated for 
the use of the Board for the present year. 

CHARLES A. DURKEE, Agent. 

Acton Board of Health. 



Report of Town Nurse 

To the Board of Health: 

/ Town calls (bedside nursing) 1503 

Welfare 302 

Prenatal 206 

Child Welfare 408 

Respectfully submitted, 

LILLIAN E. F. TAYLOR. 



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Goodnow Fund 



For the year ending December 31, 1935 
Investments 

Warren Institution for Savings $1,458.70 

Charlestown Five Cents Savings Bank . . 1,000.00 
City Institution for Savings Lowell 1,000.00 



Receipts 

Warren Institution for Savings $40.37 

Charlestown Five Cents Savings Bank . . . 32.50 

City Institution for Savings Lowell 27.50 



Payments 

Harlan E. Tuttle treasurer of the Evangeli- 
cal Church in Acton $80.00 

Fred W. Green care of Goodnow lot, 

Woodlawn Cemetery 20.00 

Added to Savings deposit .37 



$3458.70 



$100.37 



$100.37 



CHARLOTTE CONANT, 
CHARLES E. SMITH, 
HORACE F. TUTTLE, 

Trustees of Goodnow Fund. 



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Report of the Work of the Middlesex County Extension 
Service In Acton for the Year 1935 



Poultry interests dominate the agriculture of this town. The 
organized poultrymen have made definite progress in marketing. 
The beginning of organized cooperative marketing of eggs in 
Middlesex County was made in October with the establishment 
in the Regional Market in West Cambridge of the Massachusetts 
Poultry Producers Cooperative. This organization is actively 
supported by Middlesex County poultrymen, two of whom — 
James Murgatroyd and Charles Willett — are president and a 
member of the Advisory Board respectively. The Extension 
Service has worked with these men in furthering their eiforts 
toward cooperative marketing. 

The Middlesex County Poultry Association, meeting in Acton 
several times a year has the active cooperation of the Extension 
Service. Definite assistance has been given poultrymen with 
their problems in brooding, range, housing and ventilation. 

The dairy farmers of the county met in Acton last February 
and March for the annual series of dairy meetings when market 
and production problems were discussed by men of prominence. 
The dairy farmers have been given help with their individual 
milk market problems and with herd management and emer- 
gency crop suggestions. 

Thirty-nine farm visits were made on fruit growing and three 
on market garden crops. Pest control and cultural problems 
were the chief reasons for farm visits. Spray warning service 
was given to 26 fruit growers and 17 market gardeners. Moving 
pictures on seed germination were shown to a garden group. 

The judges were furnished for the Acton Fair and cooperation 
rendered, especially in the management of the 4-H boys and girls 
club exhibits. 

The women in North Acton and at the Center have carried the 
entire extension program of The Good School Lunch, Home 
Grounds Improvement, and The Cotton Dress projects. The 



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garden club also sent leaders to the meetings on the Home 
Grounds Improvement as they felt the work given in gardening 
by Mr. Arnold Davis was most valuable to their members. 

Canning meetings were conducted in West Acton. 

A series of five discussion meetings on Understanding the 
Adolescent Child were conducted by Mrs. Ruth D. Morley, State 
Child Guidance Specialist. These meetings were held at the 
high school and were open to all Acton Parents. 

Due to many requests home nursing classes were organized 
in South and North Acton. Miss Lillian Frost very kindly assist- 
ed the Extension Service by teaching these classes. 

Sidney Durkee was awarded a week at Camp Middlesex as a 
county poultry delegate. Robert Clapp, Dorothy Bond, John 
McGuire, and Meltha Walther were awarded the two-day trip 
to the State College. 

4-H Clubs were organized in all sections resulting in two home 
furnishing clubs, two garden clubs, one poultry club, and two 
clothing clubs. 



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Report of Two Hundredth Anniversarv Committee. 



Acting upon the vote recorded at the special Town Meeting, 
held July 23rd, 1934, in regard to the appointment of the 
Committee to arrange for the observance of the 200th Anniver- 
sary of the incorporation of the Town, the following Committee 
was organized: Horace F. Tuttle, Chairman; Waldo E. Whit- 
comb, George S. Braman, Ralph W. Piper, Vice Chairmen ; Web- 
ster S. Blanchard, Treasurer; Clara L. Sawyer, Secretary; Mrs. 
Hobart E. Mead, Mrs. W. Stuart Allen and Henry E. Tolman. 

A three day program was arranged for and committees ap- 
pointed to carry out the same. 

The Tovm voted approximately one thousand dollars to defray 
the expenses incident to the observance of the Anniversary, with 
the cooperation of all the Committees and the fine spirit of help- 
fulness displayed by all our Townspeople we were able to return 
a substantial sum to the Town treasury. 

Saturday afternoon, July 20th, 1935, the program opened with 
the Bi-Centennial Parade, consisting of elements of the Regular 
Army and Navy, the Massachusetts National Guard, and non 
military Organizations. 

Following the review of the Parade at the Issac Davis Monu- 
ment, Howard J. Billings, President of the Day, read this letter 
from the President of the United States ; 

The White House, Washington 

July 10, 1935 
To the People of Acton : 

My acquaintance with the Town of Acton extends 
over a considerable portion of my own lifetime, and 
it was with a sense of being honored by an old friend 
that I received an invitation to address a message to 
the ''Citizens of Acton" on the occasion of the Two 
Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of the Town. 

I am sure that in looking back over those years you 
have very much in mind just now the gallant services 
of Captain Issac Davis and the other men of Acton at 



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the Battle of Concord. The sacrifice which they made 
is characteristic of the vigor and courage with which 
the men of the colonies rose to defend their rights. 

It is to the particular and everlasting glory of Acton 
that from her peaceful farms came such early and 
vital response to the demands for heroic action. 

I am sure that the stalwart qualities of that earlier 
day are still with you, even though our present pro- 
blems are of a different sort. 

I congratulate you upon your past and I send you my 
best wishes for your future. 

(Signed) 

Franklin D. Roosevelt 

Governor James M. Curley of Massachusetts was then intro- 
duced. After the Governor's speech, the audience was addressed 
by the Hon. John F. Fitzgerald, Boston ; Hon. John H. Valentine, 
Chelmsford; the Rev. Frederick Brooks Noyes, Prof. Harold R. 
Phalen and Mr. Nelson H. Tenney (Acton). 

Miss Florence Piper Tuttle (South Acton) read the poem 
"Acton Speaks" written by her for this occasion. 

Hon. Leonard D. White, unable to be present owing to illness, 
sent a message of good wishes. 

Mr. Carlos B. Clark (formerly of West Acton) sent the follow- 
ing telegram ; 

Midland, Ontario, July 18, 1935. 

To Horace F. Tuttle, Acton, Mass. : 

It is with deep regret that I have decided it inadvis- 
able to make the long trip from my Ontario Camp to 
attend Acton's Celebration of its 200th Anniversary. 

I hope you may have the finest weather and that the 
plans of those who have worked so devotedly for the 
success of the event may be rewarded beyond their 
expectations. 

I sincerely trust the three days' exercises may bring 
to Acton's people a finer and keener realization of 
their proud heritage as citizens of one of the Country's 
outstanding Historical Towns. 



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May it also bring them deep conviction of the great 
truth that the problems of Peace are as great as those 
of war and that conquest of the present chaos of our 
National affairs calls for their consecration now as 
they have so often consecrated themselves in the past 
to the support of the Commonwealth and the Nation 
and to the defense of the Constitution which has made 
the United States the hope of the World. 

(Signed) 

Carlos B. Clark 

The Concert by the National Champion Band, American 
Legion Post, Watertown, Massachusetts, completed the pro- 
gram for the first day. 

Sunday, July 21st, 1935; (Acton incorporated as a Town, 
July 21st, 1735). 

Services appropriate to the day were held in all Churches. 

Old Hom.es, built previous to the year 1800 were open to 
visitors during the afternoon; early evening a Concert at the 
Town Hall by the E. R. A. Orchestra of Boston, rendering 
selections from the compositions of the late Lucius Hosmer 
(South Acton). Mr. Hosmer, a direct descendant of Abner Hos- 
mer, ranks as one of America's leading Composers. 

An open air Service on the Common, conducted by the Pastors 
of all the Churches, with music by the United Chorus Choir 
under the direction of Harold A. Merriam (South Acton) ; an 
address by the Rev. Dr. Ashley D. Leavitt, Brookline, Massachu- 
setts, concluded the program for the second day. 

Monday, July 22nd, 1935 ; 

Mr. Arthur F. Davis conducted a trip to the "Old North 
Bridge", Concord, over the route reputed to have been followed 
by the Acton Minute Men, and to some of Acton's historic places. 

The Pageant, "Acton in History", written and directed by 
Miss Evelyn A. Knowlton (West Acton) produced by the John 
B. Rogers Co. of Fostoria, Ohio. 

With a cast of two hundred people, the Pageant was enacted 
on that historic spot, trod by the Acton Minute Men as they 
marched to Concord on that morning of April 19th, 1775, to lead 
in the first organized attack upon the troops of George III in 
that memorable war, making the 13 colonies independent of 
Great Britain and giving political being to the United States of 
America. 



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The March, 'To the Acton Patriots", played at the opening of 
the performance was written for the production by the late 
Lucius Hosmer. 

In the cast of leading characters were many descendents of the 
characters they represented. 

The United Chorus Choir of Acton and the E. R. A. Orchestra, 
(60 pieces) of Boston furnished the music for the Pageant. 

A grand Military Ball in charge of the Officers and Members 
of Acton's ''Edwards Quimby Post 248 American Legion" closed 
the three days' Celebration. 

The Committee wishes to express its appreciation for the 
earnest cooperation of all who helped to make the Celebration 
a splendid success. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CLARA L. SAWYER, 

Secretary. 

West Acton, Massachusetts 
February 1, 1936 
Mr. Horace F. Tuttle, Chairman, 
Two Hundredth Anniversary Committee of Acton, 

Dear Mr. Tuttle : 

I wish to report to you, and through you to your Committee, 
the following report of the Finances of the Two Hundredth An- 
niversary Celebration. 

Total Drawn from the Town Appropria- 
tion , S997.15 

Receipts : 

Net from Military Ball 104.22 , 

Net from Hospital Committee 13.90 

Sale of Souvenirs 123.00 

Sale of Programs 195.62 

Concessions 35.00 

Gift, a/c Chairs 11.60 

81,480.49 

Total Expenditures: 

John B. Rogers Producing Co., S500.00 

Progf ams 213.94 

Cord for Programs '^•00 



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Watertown Post, A. L, Band 100.00 

Women's Club (Supper for Band) 16.50 

•Souvenirs 126.05 

Boy Scouts (Selling Souvenirs) 25.00 

Lovell Bus Lines 122.35 

Farrington South Radio 42.10 

Murphy & Snyder 61.25 

George D. Elson 17.00 

Horace F. Tuttle 13.48 

Wm. P. Proctor Co., . 5.84 

South Acton Cong'l Church 32.50 

Frank A. Merriam . 16.42 

Clara L. Sawyer 10.83 

Thomas Murray . 2.50 

Postage, Etc 1.36 

News Enterprise 18.50 

Green Ridge Riding School 9.00 

Transportation of Oxen 10.00 

Wilmot Cleaves 3.00 

Evelyn Knowlton 57.30 

Lyde Wells 1.99 

1,413.91 

Unexpended Balance February 1, 1936 $66.58 

Through you, may I not express my sincere appreciation of 
the marked generosity of the townspeople, who gave so unspar- 
ingly of their time, energy and ability that the anniversary 
might be the financial as well as the social success that it was. 

. Very truly yours, 

WEBSTER L. BLANCHARD 

Treasurer. 



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Report of Sealer of Weights and Measures 



Gentlemen : 

The report of the Sealer of Weights and Measures for the year 
ending December 31, 1935, is herewith submitted. 

This report shows the joint work performed by the late John 
J. Manning and myself. 

It has been quite necessary to give much time and attention in 
examining, checking and testing the many measuring devices in 
the town to the exacting requirements of the State Department 
of Standards. I feel confident in stating these devices in Acton 
are in good condition and in accordance with the State Laws. 



Platform scales over 5,000 lbs. . 
Platform scales 100 to 5,000 lbs. 

Counter 100 or over 

Counter under 100 lbs 

Beam 100 lbs. or over 

Spring 100 lbs. or over 

Spring under 100 lbs 

Computing under 100 lbs 

Personal weighing 

Perscription < 

Avoirdupois weights 

Troy weights 

Liquid measures 

Ice cream cans 

Oil jars 

Gasoline measuring pumps .... 
Gasoline measuring meters .... 

Truck meters 

Kerosene measuring pumps . . . 
Quantity measures on pumps . . 
Yard sticks 



Adjusted 


Condemned 


Sealed 

6 


Not Sealed 






21 


3 












1 


11 


2 


1 




21 
11 






1 










124 


2 






12 






1 


88 
12 
38 


5 






21 


5 


1 




22 
11 


3 






8 


4 


4 




23 








12 





397 24 



— 72-~ 

Mileage covered, J. J. Manning, April 30 to July 3, 1935 — no 

record. 
Mileage covered by C. A. Milbery, August 5 to November 30 — 
249 miles. 

Mills account J. J. Manning $8.08 

Mills account C. A. Milbery 

Boston Nickel Plating Co |10.00 

C. C. Cullinane, express 1.00 

South Acton Coal & Lumber Co., 

paint .75 

Hobbs, Warren, lead seals 1.30 

Fitzgerald's Garage, reaming 

v^ashers .25 

13.30 

Total expense $21.38 

Sealing fees collected — J. J. Manning $17.60 

Sealing fees collected — C. A. Milbery 45.48 

Adjusting fees collected — C. A. Milbery .90 

Total collections S63.98 

Respectfully submitted, 

CLARE A. MILBERY, 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 



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Librarian's Report, 1935 



Accessions: Number of volumes in the Library January 1, 
1935, 20,027. Increase by purchase 321. Increase by gift 40. 

Total increase 361; withdrawn from circulation 99. Total 
number of volumes in Library January 1, 1936, 20289. 

Circulation: Number of days the Library was open, 100. 

Number of volumes circulated, 13,772. 

Largest daily circulation, 247 December 11. 

Smallest daily circulation, 77 June 8. 

Daily average circulation, 137 +. 

Received from Library fines and magazines sold and paid to 
Town Treasurer, $63.42. 



Gifts of Books have been received from the following sources : 
U. S. Government 4, State of Massachusetts 9, American Can 
Co. 1, The Chemical Foundation 1, New York Stock Exchange 1, 
Lowell Savings Bank 1, R. M. Bowen 1, Franklin Charter 3, John 
Deese 1, David Drikall 3, Mildred Fullonton 1, Mrs. Howard 
Jones 1, Mildred Pope Moore 1, Fred S. Piper 1, Edith Nourse 
Rogers 1, Moses E. Taylor 1, Leo Thatcher 1, Ernest H. Wash- 
burn 5, Mrs. C. E. Willett 3. Total 40. 

ARTHUR F. DAVIS, Librarian. 



Adams, J. — Letter to Lemuel Shattuck from 974.5 

Josiah Adams A2141 

Allen, A. A. — American Bird Biographies 59A425a 

Augoff, C. — A Literary History of the American People 81A5921 

Anon— At the ''Meeting of the Water'' 974.5A100a 

Anon— Das Deutsche Lichtbild 77A100d 

Arms, J. T.— John Taylor Arms (Etcher) 76A724J 

Athinson B. — The Cingalese Prince 910A875c 

Bailey, C. S.— Children of the Handicrafts 70B154c 

Banks, N. — Directions for Collecting and preserving 

insects 59B218d 

Barber, J. W.— Historical Collections in Mass 974.5B234h 



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Barbour, R. H.— How to Play Better Baseball 79B239h 

Beard, C. A.— The Open Door at Home 32B368o 

Beebe, W.— Halfmile Down 59B414h 

Bennett, H. — Practical Every Day Chemistry 66B471p 

Blakeslee, G. H.— Conflicts of Policy in the Far East . . 32B637c 

Braun, P. G. — Figure Composition 74B82Df 

Brown, A. C. — Horizons Rim 910B8/7h 

Brown, W. H.— The Plant Kingdom 58B881p 

Buchan, J.— -Oliver Cromwell 924C946b 

Buck, F.— Fang and Claw 59B922f 

Callahan, W. F. — Leveling in Massachusetts 52C1561 

Cartledge — Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 54C327i 

Corsi, E.— In the Shadow of Liberty 922C826c 

ColHns, A. C— The Story of America in Pictures 973C712s 

Craig, W. W. and Gore C— The Forgotten Fifty 

Millions 33C886f 

Dawley, T. R., Jr.— The Child That Toileth Not 33D269c 

Dean, V. M.— Soviet Russia 1917-1935 947D282s 

Deere, J. — The Operation, Care and Repair of Farm 

Machinery 62D312op 

Ditmas, R. L.— The Book of Zoography 59D615b 

Ditmas, R. L. — Confessions of a Scientist 59D615c 

Doran, G. H.— Chronicles of Barabbas 922D693d 

Doyle, H. M.— A Child Went Forth 922D754d 

Dressier, M.— My Own Story 922D773d 

Eagan-Edelson and Viet — An Elementary Study of 

Business 65Elle 

Erskine,, G. S.— Broncho CharHe Miller 922M647e 

Fabre, J. H.— Fabre's Book of Insects 59F123f 

Faulkner, H. W.— Wood Carving as a Hobby 73F263w 

Faunce, H.— Desert Wife 922F264f 

Floherty, J. J.— Guardsmen of the Coast 62F628g 

Floherty, J. J.— The Movie Makers 62F628m 

Fraprie, F. R. (Ed.) — The American Annual of Pho- 
tography 1929 77F838a 

Gibbs, W. M.— Spices and How to Know Them 66G444s 

Giddings, T. P. and Others— The Magic of Song 78G453m 

Giles, R. — Your Money and Your Life Insurance 33G472y 

Gregg, J. R.— Gregg Short Hand 65G819g 

Greenwood, E.— Spenders All (On Taxation) 33G816s 

Hackett, F.— Francis the First 925F818h 



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Hale, E. E. — Notebook Kept by Rev. E. E. Hale in 

1881 922H161ha 

Hale, E. E.— Scrap Books About Rev. E. E. Hale 04H161s 

Hamilton-Madison-Jay— The Federalist 81H217f 

Hammond, J. H. — Autobiography of John Hays 

Hammond 922H226h 

Harris, F. — Bernard Shaw 924S524h 

Hawkes, E.— The Book of Electrical Wonders 62H395b 

Hottes, A. C— 1001 Garden Questions Ansv^ered 63H834o 

Hough, R. B. — Trees of the Northern States and 

Canada 58H838h 

House, H. D.— Wild Flowers . 58H842w 

Howe, G. F.— Chester A. Arthur 922A788h 

Hoyt, R.— 'We Can Take It" 35H869w 

Hurley, V. — Southeast of Zamboanga 919.1K965s 

Job, H. K.— The Sport of Bird Study 59J62s 

Jones, D. L. — Diesel Engines 62J76d 

Joslin, T. G.— Hoover off the Records 922H789J 

Kallet, A. — Schlink, F. J.— 100,000,000 . . Guinea Pigs 64K14o 

Kittridge, H. C— Shipmasters of Cape Cod 974.5K62s 

Knight, C. R.— Before the Dawn of History 56K69b 

Koizumi, K.— Father and 1 929K79k 

Lengyel, E.— The New Deal in Europe 940L566w 

Leonard, L. — Percival Lowell, An Afterglow 922L9161 

Lentz, C. R. & Gable, R. B.— Short Waves 62L654s 

Lippincott, L — Economic Resources and Industries of 

the World 33L765e 

Longstreth, T. M.— The Lake Superior Country 917.3L8571 

Longstreth, T. M.— To Nova Scotia 917.1L857t 

MacCreagh, G.— The Last of Free Africa 916.6M1321 

Marshall, J.— The Life of George Washington 922W318ma 

Marshall, R.— Arctic Village 919.8M369a 

Mathews, R. G.— Sailing Craft 914.2M441s 

May, E..C.— The Circus from Rome to Ringling 79M466c 

Michael, G.— Handout 32M621h 

Millis, W.— The Future of Sea Power in the Pacific . . 32M654f 

Morgan, C— Frank W. Benson, N. A. (Etcher) 76M847f 

Mulholland, J.— John Mulholland's Story of Magic . . . 79M956J 

O'Connell, C— The Victor Book of the Symphony 78018v 

Outhwaite, L.— UnrolHng the Map 910O93u 

Palmer, F. — Bliss ; Peacemaker .' 922B649p 



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Phillips, C— Paderewski 928P123p 

Piper, F. S. — Nathaniel Piper and Some of His 

Descendents 921P665n 

Pitkin, W. B.— Capitalism Carries On 33P683c 

Ponder, H. W.— Java Pageant 919.1P796J 

Porter, G. S.— Tales You Won't Believe 59P845t 

Pound, A. — Johnson of the Mohawks 922J71p 

Prentice, E. P.— Breeding Profitable Dairy Cattle 63P927p 

Rock, F. M.— Automobiles from Start to Finish 62R298a 

Ryder, A. A.— Lands of Sippican 974.5R9921 

Shroeder, H.— History of the Electric Light 62S381h 

Schultz, E. D.— Cactus Culture 62S391c 

Schuster, C. N. & Bedford, F. L.— Field Work in 

Mathematics 51S562f 

Simonds, F. & Emeny, B.— The Price of Peace 32S597p 

Tchernavin, T.— Escape from the Soviets 928T251t 

Tchernavin, V. V. — I Speak for the Silent Prisoners 

of the Soviets 928T251tc 

Thom, D. A. — Normal Youth and Its Everyday 

Problems 37T452n 

VanCleve, K. — Hand Loom Weaving for Amateurs .... 67V122h 

Vanderbilt, C. Jr.— Farwell to Fifth Ave 922V228v 

Verrill, A. H. — Romantic and Historic Florida .... 917.3V555vo 
Walsh, C. (Ed.)— Intercollegiate Football, 1869-1934 . 79W223i 

Waterman, P.— The Story of Superstition 23W328s 

Wells, R. — Covered Bridges in America 917.3W455c 

Wertheimer, M. S.— Germany Under Hitler 943W499g 

Whitaker, C. H. — The Story of Architecture from 

Rameses to Rockerfeller 72W577s 

White, E. A. — The Principles of Flower Arrangement 71W583p 

Wood, A. M.— Noman's Land Isle of Romance 917.3W873n 

Wood, T.— Cobblers, a Personal Record 919.4W879c 

Young, I. N. — Story of Coffee, Pineapple and Salmon . . 64Y73s 
Zinser, H. — Rats, Lice and History 61Z79r 

FICTION 

Abbott, J. — Beggerman A132b 

Baldwin, F.— Beauty B181b 

Baxter, G. 0.— Red Devil of the Range B355re 

Beach, R.— Don Careless B365d 

Beach, R.— The Mating Call B365ma 



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Beach, R.— Wild Pastures B365wi 

Bennet, R. A.— Caught in the Wild B469ca 

Bennet, R. A. — Ken the Courageous B469k 

Biggers, E. D.— The House Without a Key B5922h 

Bindloss, H.— By Right of Purchase B612by 

Blochman, L. G. — Bombay Mail B651b 

Bower, B. M.— The Haunted Hills B786hb 

Brand, M.— Brothers on the Trail B817h 

Brand, M.— The Longhorn Feud B8171 

Brand, M.— The Seven of Diamonds B817s 

Buchan, J.— The Free Fishers B918f 

Buck, P.— A House Divided B9221h 

Carfrae, E.— Sunlight on the Hills C276s 

Carroll, G. H.— A Few Foohsh Ones C3191f 

Charles, E.— Portrait of the Artist's Children C4751p 

Chase, M. E.— Mary Peters C4872m 

Christie, A. — The Murder at Hazelmuir C5551mv 

Christie, A. — The Murder of Roger Ackroyd C5551m 

Claugh, S.— The Angel Who Couldn't Sing C635a 

Colver, A. R.— Hilltop House C727h 

Colver, A. R. — Modern Madonna C727m 

Cooper, C. R.— Boss Elephant C7762b 

Dela, Roche M.— Young Renny D339y 

Dell, E. M.— Rosa Mundi D357ro 

Dell, E. M.— The Silver Bride D357si 

Douglas, L. — Green Light D734g 

Doyle, A. C— The Lost World D7541o 

Doyle, A. C— The Sign of Four D754si 

Eastman, E. G. — Hundred Maples E13h 

Evarts, H. G.— Wolf Dog E921w 

Ferber, E.— They Brought Their Women F346t 

Ferguson, B. S.— Glorious Thunder F3522g 

Field, R.— Time Out of Mind F4551t 

Fortner, H.— Dead Man's Hat F687de 

Fortner, H.— The Shanty Sled F687sh 

Gill, T.— Starhght Pass G475s 

Graves, M. D.— Bubblin's an' B'ilin's at the Center G776b 

Gregory, J.— The House of the Opal G822h 

Gregory, J. — Valley of Adventure G822v 

Grey, Z.— The Hashknife Outfit G842ha 

Grey, Z. — Thunder Moutain G842tj 



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Hauck, L. P.— The Crystal Tree H368c 

Hauck, L. P.— The Pink House H368pi 

Hauck, L. P. — Prince of the Moon H368pr 

Hauck, L. P. — Rainbow Glory H368r 

Hauck, L. P.— The Story of Nancy Meadows H368s 

Hauck, L. P.— Two Together H368t 

Hauck, L. P.— Wild Grape H368wi 

Hendryx, J. B. — Oak and Iron H498o 

Holton, E. A.— Cap'n Alf's Log H758c 

Hueston, E.— Star of the West H887st 

Kelland, C. B.— Speak Easily K293sp 

Kyne, P. B.— Golden Dawn K99go 

Larrimore, L. — Jonathan's Daughter L334j 

Larrimore, L. — The Wagon and the Star L334w 

LeBoutillier, C. G.— The Bright Thread L447b 

Lincoln, J. C. — Storm Signals L7372st 

Loring, E. — Hilltops Clear L873hi 

Loring, E. — With Banners L873wi 

Lovell, E. W.— Legacy L8991 

Lutz, G. L. H.— White Orchids L975wj 

McCord, J.— Dawns Delayed M131d 

McCutcheon, G. B.— Oliver October M133o 

McCutcheon, G. B.— Viola Gwyn M133v 

Marshall, E.— The Missionary M3675m 

Marshall, E.— Seward's Folly M3675se 

Miln, L. J.— The Vintage of Yon Yee M659v 

Miln, L. J.— Aun Zu-Zan M659a 

Montgomery, L. M. — Anne's House of Dreams M787ap 

Montgomery, L. M.— Mistress Pat M787m 

Montgomery, L. M. — A Tangled Web M787t 

Morrow, H — Yonder Sails the Mayflower W741y 

Mowery, W. B. — Resurrection River M9362r 

Nordhoif & Hall— Pitcairns Island N832p 

Norris, K. — Beauty's Daughter N856bg 

Norris, K.— Walls of Gold N856wa 

Norris, K.— Wife for Sale N856w 

Oppenheim, E. P. — The Spy Paramount 062sp 

Parmenter, C. W.— The Kings of Beacon Hill P254k 

Pedler, M.— Distant Dawn P371di 

Plomer, W. — Paper Houses P729p 

Poole, E.— One of Us P822o 

Raine, W. M. — Square Shooter R155sq 



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Raine, W. M.— Under Northern Stars R155u 

Raine, W. M.— The Vahant R155va 

Rhodes, E. M.— Beyond the Desert R4765be 

Rhodes, E. M.— The Proud Sheriff R4765p 

Richmond, G. — Bachelor's Bounty R532ba 

Rinehart, M. R.— Two FHghts Up R579tx 

Rinehart, M. R.— The Window at White Cat R579wi 

Roberts, K. — Captain's Caution R645c 

Rosman, A. G. — Somebody Must R819so 

Ruck, B.— The Mind of a Minx R911m-i 

Ruck, B.— This Year, Next Year, Sometime R911th 

Ruck, B.— The Pearl Thief R911p 

Seltzer, C. A.— Land of the Free S4681a 

Seltzer, C. A.— The Valley of the Stars . . . .; S468va 

Seltzer, C. A. — War on Wishbone Range S468wa 

Shippey, L. — Where Nothing Ever Happens S5571w 

Smith, H. L.— Pat and Pal S6492pc 

Sykes, H. W.— Second Hoeing S983s 

Tarkington, B.— Little Orvie T1761 

Tuttle, W. C— Mystery at the J. H. C. Ranch T9671my 

Tuttle, W. C— The Red Head from Sundog T9671r 

Wallace, E.— Again the Three Just Men W188ag 

Wallace, E.— Red Aces W188re 

Wallace, E. — Sergeant Sir Peter W188se 

Walpole, H.— Captain Nicholas . . '. W218c 

Werfel, F.— The Forty Days of Musa Dagh W488f 

Widdemer, M.— The Other Lovers W6380 

Widdemer, M.— The Rose Garden Husband W638r 

Widdemer, M.— The Wishing-Ring Man W638w 

Widdemer, M.— The Years of Love W638y 

Wren, P. C— Valiant Lust W945r 

JUVENILE 

Aanrud, H. — Sidel Longskirt and Solve Suntrap JAllls 

Allen, M. P.— William Walker Filibuster J9W186a 

Barbour, R. H.— Five Point Service JB239fg 

Barlow, R. C. — Fun at Happy Acres JB258f 

Bell, B. B.— Circus, a Girl's Own Life Under the Big 

Top J9B433m 

Bennet, J.— The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ber Loo JB471p 



—80— 

Brooks, J. — Pigskin Soldier JB8732p 

Buckingham, B. R.— The Eelephant's Friend JB923e 

Buckingham, B. R.— The Great Idea JB923g 

Buckingham, B. R. — In a Green Valley : JB923i 

Buckingham, B. R. — Munching Peter JB923m 

Buckingham, B. R. — The Masquerader JB923ma 

Buckingham, B. R. — Play Days JB923p 

Buckingham, B. R. — Playing Together JB923pl 

Burtis, T.— The War of the Ghosts JB973w 

Calvin, J.— Fishman 28 JC168f 

Campbell, R. — Small Fry and the Winged Horse JC189s 

Carroll, R. — Bounce and the Bunnies JC193b 

Carroll, A. L. — The Capper Cousins at the Fair .... JC3192ca 

Chalmers, B. — The Boy Scout and His Law JC438b 

Coffin, R. P. T.— Lost Paradise JC6751 

Cox, L.— The Treasure Ship Sails East JC8772t 

Craig & Baldwin— Out of Doors JC8862ov 

Craig & Baldwin— Our Wide, Wide World JC8862ou 

Craig & Blake— Wee Look About Us JC8862w 

Craig & Condry — Learning About Our World JC88621 

Craig & Hurley — The Earth and Living Things JC8862e 

Craig & Johnson — Our Earth and Its Story JC8862o 

Craine, E. J.— The Victors JC8861v 

Crownfield, G.— Traitor's Torch JC953t 

Curtis, A. T. — The Little Runaways at Home JC9781r 

Curtis, A. T.— The Little Runaways and Mother JC9781p 

Curtis, A. T. — The Little Runaways at Orchard House JC9781q 

Daughterty, S.— The Broken Song JD238b 

D'Aulaire, I. & G.— Children of the North Lights . . . JD2394ch 

Davidson, F. D.— Red Heifer JD2521r 

Dean, G. M.— Bob Gordon, Cub Reporter JD281b 

Dean, G. M.— The Front Page Mystery JD281f 

Denison, M. A. — An Everyday Heroine JD396e 

Denison, M. A. — Her Secret JD396h 

Donahey, M. — Mysterious Mansions JD674mb 

Dyott, G. M.— Nip and Tuck JD997n 

Eastman, F. — Pursuit of the Flying Baby JE135p 

Eliot, G. F.— The Eagles of Death JE422e 

Enching, L. F.— The Little Gardeners JE5621 

Enching, L. F.— The Toy Maker JE562t 

Ets, M. H.— Mister Penny JE85m 



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Fayerweather, M. D. — Anne at Large JF283an 

Fayerweather, M. D. — Anne at Work JF283ab 

Field, W. T.— Finding the New World J9F457f 

Flack, M.— Topsy and Angus and the Cat JF569t 

Gilkinson, G.— Little Arthur JD4741 

Gordon, E. B.— Music for Youth JG6621m 

Gray, E. J.— Young Walter Scott J9S778g 

Hamilton, E. T.— Popular Crafts for Boys JH2172p 

Hicks, H.— Alexander Hamilton . . J9H217h 

Hubbard, R.— The Wolf Song JH876w 

James, W.— In the Saddle with Uncle Bill JJ29i 

James, V. M. — Peter and Gretchen of Old Nuremberg . . . JJ79p 

Justus, M. — Honey Jane JJ96h 

Kahmaun, C. — Carmen Silent Partner JK12c 

Kahmaun, C. — Tara Daughter of the Gypsies JK12t 

Kent, L. A.— He Went with Marco Polo JK371h 

Kiyooka, C. S.— Chiyo's Return JK62c 

Kimhardt, D.— Little Ones JK951 

LeFevre, F.— Fiddle Diddle Dee JL493f 

Lindman, M. — Snipp, Snapp, Snurr the Buttered 

Bread JL746sn 

Lindsay, P.— The Knights at Bay JL874k 

McBride, J. L.— Golden Glacier JM119g 

McCoy, N.— Jupie and the Wise Old Owl JM131J 

Masters, J. G.— Stories of the Far West J9M423s 

Miller, M. B.— Menagerie (Poems) JM6492m 

Mills, G. R.— The Talking Dolls JM6572t 

Morley, C— I Know a Secret JM8641k 

O'Brien, J.— Valiant Dog of the Timberline J013r 

Orvieto, L.— The Birth of Rome J9079b 

Paine, A. B. — The Arkansaw Bear Complete JP145a 

Pease, H.— Wind in the Rigging JP363w 

Peet, C. — Captain Teddy and Sailor Chips JP375c 

Petersham, M. & M.— The Story Book of Earth's 

Treasures JP484st 

Ransome, A.— Coot Club JR212c 

Rigney F. J. (Ed.)— What's the Joke? JR572w 

Robinson, T.— Trigger John's Son JR665t 

Russell, K. — The Young Birdmen up the Amazon JR964y 

Russell, K. — The Young Birdmen across the Continent JR964yo 
Sabin, E. L. — Klondike Partners JS116k 



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Sabin, E. L. — Mississippi Boy JSllGm 

Sarg, T.— Tony Sarg's Alphabet JS245t 

Schrank, J. — Seldom and the Golden Cheese JS377s 

Scott, L. B.— Dawn Boy of the Pueblos T . JS427d 

Scoville, S. Jr.— The Snake Blood Ruby JS432s 

Seeley & Lane — Chinook and His Family JS452c 

Seredy, K.— The Good Master JS483g 

Sevarcid, A. — Canoeing with the Cree JS497c 

Sherman, H. M.— Over the Line JS5533o 

Sickels, E. — In Calico and CrinoHne JS565i 

Smith, D. E. — Number Stories of Long Ago JS645n 

Snell, R. J.— The Black Schooner JS671b 

Snell, R. J.— The Gray Shadow JS671g 

Snell, R. J.— The Hidden Trail JS71h 

Sperry, A.— All Sail Set . . . JS751a 

Sperry, A. — One Day with Tuktu, An Eskimo Boy . . . JS751on 

Stony, P.— Farm Boy JS8773f 

Thomas, M. L.— Paulo in the Chilean Desert JT459p 

Tomlinson, E. T.— Ward Hill at College JT659wb 

TomHnson, E. T.— Ward Hill the Senior JT659wc 

Tomlinson, E. T.— Ward Hill at Weston JT659wa 

Toussey, S. — Cowboy Tommy and Cowboy Tommy's 

Roundup JT734C 

Travers, P. L.— Mary Poppin JT781m 

Warde, M.— Biddy and Buddy's Holidays JW265bi 

Wheeler, F. R.— The Pyramid Builder JW562py 

White, S. E.— The Shepper — Newfounder JW588s 

Williams, U. M.— Kelpie the Gypsies Pony JW727k 

Wolverton, E. T.— That Missing Deed JW869t 



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Accountant's Report 

To the Honorable Board or Selectmen : 

I hereby submit my report for the year 1935: 

Expenditures 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 
Appropriation $5,500.00 

SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 
Paid: 

Waldo E. Whitcomb, Chairman, Salary . . $200.00 

Ralph W. Piper, Salary 100.00 

George S. Braman, Salary 100.00 

Waldo E. Whitcomb, Postage and Tele- 
phone 5.47 

Glenna Jones, Clerk 111.50 

Glenna Jones, Postage 12.00 

Hobbs & Warren Co., License Forms . . . 7.76 

Royal Typewriter Co., ribbon 1.05 

Robert S. Osterhout, Advertising 1.56 

A. H. Perkins, Delivery Reports 10.00 

Memorial Press, Town Reports 263.41 

Middlesex County Selectmen Association 4.50 

Murphy & Snyder, Printing 3.00 

Lowden's, Stationery 1.40 

$821.65 

ACCOUNTANT'S DEPARTMENT 

Howard L. Jones, Salary $400.00 

Howard L. Jones, Postage Books 16.95 

Murphy & Snyder, vouchers 7.00 

R. S. Osterhout, Notices, Envelopes . . . 25.50 

$449.45 

ASSESSORS' DEPARTMENT 

Henry L. Haynes, Salary $300.00 

Albert P. Durkee, Salary 300.00 

Warren H. Jones, Salary 300.00 

Henry L. Haynes, Postage, Telephone . . . 12.38 



Henry L. Haynes, Attending Meetings 

'34-35 20.00 

Albert P. Durkee, Attending Meetings 

'34-'35 10.00 

Warren H. Jones, Postage 10.00 

Assessors' Auto Tax List 7.50 

Murphy & Snyder, Printing Envelopes . . 13.50 

Hobbs & Warren Co., Tax Lists, Blanks. . 56.36 

L. L. Applin, Transfer Notices 21.56 

G. R. Barnstead, Tax Cards 1.00 

Maplewood Press, Tax List 65.00 

TOWN CLERK'S DEPARTMENT 

Horace F. Tuttle, Salary, 1934-'35 |400.00 

Horace F. Tuttle, Recording Births, 

Deaths, Marriage, 1934-'35 148.00 

Horace F. Tuttle, Postage, Telephone . . . 67.00 

Horace F. Tuttle, Binder 2.25 

Commonwealth of Mass., Maps 2.20 

Hobbs & Warren Co., Envelopes 2.95 

Murphy & Snyder, Envelopes 4.75 

P. B. Murphy, Notices 2.25 

A. H. Bartlett, Pads .53 

PUBLIC WELFARE 

Carl Backman, Chairman, Salary $125.00 

Bertram D. Hall, Salary 75.00 

Bertram D. Hall, Balance of Salary, 1934 40.00 

'Frank A. Braman, Salary 75.00 

TREASURER'S DEPARTMENT 

Wm. Henry Soar, Salary $500.00 

Wm. Henry Soar, Postage, Telephpone . . 85.25 

Wm. Henry Soar, Certifying Notes .... 4.00 

Maynard Trust Co., Deposit Box 5.50 

Murphy & Snyder, Envelopes 17.95 

Hobbs & Warren Co., Books, Stationery . . 28.39 

Safeguard Ink Co., Pads .78 



$1,117.30 



$629.93 



$315.00 



$641.87 



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COLLECTOR'S DEPARTMENT 

Charles A. Durkes, Salary $737.23 

Charles A. Durkee, Postage 72.32 

Charles A. Durkee, Expense Registry of 

Deeds 8.00 

Charles A. Durkee, Robbery Insurance . . 16.00 

Charles A. Durkee, Demands 5.25 

Hobbs & Warren Co., Blanks 22.56 

Murphy & Snyder, Tax Bills, Notices . . . 56.70 

Greenwood Typewriter Co., Typewriter 38.00 

L. J. Peabody, Cabinet File 15.00 



ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 

Horace F. Tuttle, Registrar, 1934-'35 . . . |65.00 

Arthur Wayne, Officer, 1933, '34, '35 ... . 25.00 

John J. Manning, Officer 3.00 

Arthur F. Davis, Officer 3.00 

James P. Brown, Officer 3.00 

David R. Kinsley, Officer 3.00 

David R. Kinsley, Registrar 20.00 

Clarence D. Chickering, Registrar 20.00 

Albert P. Durkee, Moderator 25.00 

L. C. Hastings, Officer 3.00 

L. C. Hastings, Placing Booths 1.25 

Theron Lowden, Officer 3.00 

Harry E. Holt, Officer 3.00 

Fred S. Whitcomb, Officer, 1934-35 6.00 

Universalist Church, Rent, 1934-35 10.00 

Murphy & Snyder, Notices, Ballots, War- 
rants 44.25 

Turner's Public Spirit, Notices 4.00 

Robert S. Osterhout, Notices 4.88 



S971.06 



8246.38 



CATTLE INSPECTOR 
Fred S. Whitcomb §125.00 



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SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

John J. Manning, Salary |20.00 

Clare Milbery, Salary 100.00 

Clare Milbery, Express 1.75 

Hobbs & Warren, Supplies 9.38 

Boston Nickel Plating Co 10.00 

Wm. P. Proctor Co.. Paint .75 

$141.88 



$5,459.52 
Unexpended Balance 40.48 



$5,500.00 

TREASURER'S AND COLLECTOR'S BONDS 

Appropriation $250.00 

Paid: 

Charles A. Durkee $220.50 

Unexpended Balance 29.50 

$250.00 

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 

Appropriation $1,800.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 134.31 

1,934.31 

Paid: 

A. Wayne, Janitor, 1933-34 $253.75 

A. Wayne, Care of Clock, 1933-34 104.00 

A. Wayne, Amount Paid R. Livermore, 

Care of Lawns 114.83 

A. Wayne, Janitor, 1935 42.50 

A. Wayne, Care of Clock, 1935 13.00 

Edison Electric Illuminating Co 109.83 

Spencer Taylor, Mowing 63.37 

A. W. Davis Co., Paint, Coal, Supphes, 

tankage 292.77 

Boston Consolidated Gas Co 38.80 

M. E. Taylor & Co., Paint, Supplies .... 202.66 

0. D. Wood, Janitor 81.15 

0. D. Wood, Repairs and Mowing 60.54 

0. D. Wood, Care of Clock 39.00 



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0. D. Wood, Care of Flag 5.00 

South Acton Coal & Lumber Co., Coal . . 42.21 

Wm. P. Proctor Co., Lumber, Cement . . . 60.13 

E. F. Conant, Labor 95.40 

Morse Oil Co., Gas 4.21 

T. F. Parker, Hardware 13.00 

E. A. Phalen, Repairs to Fire Escape . . 27.44 

George A. Richardson, Gold Leaf 6.16 

L. T. Fullonton, Rental of Equipment . . . 20.00 

Lloyd Priest, Repairs to Roof 4.88 

A. L. Freese, Repairs 14.85 

Ye Old Towne Shop, Flag 12.00 

West and South Water Supply 12.00 

S. E. Knowlton, Relettering Monument, 

Painting 14.50 

Ideal Mower Sales Co., Parts . 3.32 

E. H. Hollowell, Fertilizer 4.00 

B. A. King, Repairs 3.40 

Hayward & Fullonton, Sharpening Mow- 
ers 7.00 

Acton Monumental Co., Cleaning Tablet. 2.00 

Charles F. Young Co., Decorating 35.00 

E. Anderson, Cleaning Cellar 3.00 

Commonwealth of Mass., Boiled Inspec- 
tion 10.00 

John Pederson, Watering 21.75 

John Pederson, Wood 10.00 

W. A. Raynor, Care of Lot at E. Acton. . 10.00 

John Weymouth, Raking' 25.60 

F. W. Green, Care of W. Acton Common 7.56 

Edwin Anderson, Wood 6.00 

J. Gallant, Labor 3.20 

T. Murray, Labor 3.20 

W. Scanlon 3.20 

Carrie Kingsley, Truck 6.00 

Jesse Briggs, Removing Ashes 3.00 

R. G. Willett, Truck 2.50 

M. N. Barteau, Wood and Sawing 9.00 

E. P. Gates, Repairs 6.10 

Carrie Kingsley, Removing Ashes 1.50 



§1,934.31 



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POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Appropriation $2,500.00 

Transfers from Reserve Fund 249.73 

Paid : 

Michael Foley, Chief $2,100.00 

George A. Braman, Services 267.00 

Robert G. Willett, Services 50.25 

Allan B. Frost, Services 69.00 

Wm. Driscoll, Services 6.00 

Frank Braman, Services 3.75 

Charles A. Durkee, Services 36.75 

Georga A. Braman, Telephone 1.95 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co 76.29 

Edison Electric 111. Co 4.31 

M. Linsky & Bros., uniform 51.00 

Traffic Equipment Co., Supplies 43.00 

Murphy & Snyder, Printing 18.75 

Harding Uniform & Regalia Co., caps, 

badges 14.18 

MacPherson's, v^^histle 2.00 

Concord Radio Laboratory, repairing tube 2.50 

Doctor E. A. Mayell, services 3.00 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Appropriation $2,800.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 2.67 



Paid: 

Annual Salaries $460.00 

Pay Rolls, South Dept 120.50 

Pay Rolls, West Dept 178.60 

Pay Rolls, Center Dept 130.00 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co 79.78 

Edison Electric 111. Co 145.20 

Acton Motor Co., Repairs, Oil, Gas, Etc. . 135.26 

John J. Manning, Janitor 65.00 

Clare Milbery, Janitor 40.00 



$2,749.73 



$2,749.73 



$2,802.67 



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Iner Peterson, Janitor 110.00 

Wm. G. Lawrence, Janitor 127.75 

West & South Water Supply 36.00 

So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co., Coal 256.31 

George H. Reed, Coal 169.30 

Belmont Supply Co., Supplies 57.74 

A. W. Davis Co., Battery, Supplies 3.00 

Malcolm Fullonton, Care of Trucks 16.00 

J. S. Moore, Rake, Paint 1.79 

A. H. Blanchard Co., Ladder 176.04 

A. H. Blanchard Co., SuppHes 8.51 

American LaFrance Co., Supplies 9.47 

Morse Oil Co., Gas, Freezone 12.16 

Bursaw Gas & Oil Co., Grease 9.00 

R. S. Baker, Gas 5.33 

John Pederson, Gas, Oil 5.49 

Grant Battery, Service 1.00 

Albert E. Sims .45 

Jesse Briggs, Care of Trucks 16.00 

Hayward & Fullonton, Repairs to Clock . 2.25 

Maxim Motor Co., Repairs on Pump 347.89 

B. A. King, Wiring 6.00 

Clarence Robbins, Trucking Ashes 6.00 

Acton Pipe Co., Flag Pole, Pipe Fittings 26.28 

David Clayton, Janitor 5.00 

So. Acton Woolen Co., Rags 1.00 

Gorham Fire Equipment Co., Bulbs .... 1.71 

Lowden's, Wood Paper 2.83 

J. A. McCarthy, Ext.Fluid 15.00 

A. B. Leavitt, Wood 5.50 

Waverly Heating Supply, Center Bars . . 4.88 

C. C. CulHnane, Trucking .65 

David Clayton 2.00 



FOREST FIRES 

Appropriation $500.00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund .23 



$2,802.67 



$500.23 



—go- 
Paid: 

Pay Rolls $477.81 

Justin A. McCarthy, Hose Menders 14.39 

Gorham Fire Equipment Co., 

Hose Couplings 4.92 

John Penderson, Gas 3.11 

$500.23 

HYDRANT SERVICE 

Appropriation $3,079.00 

Paid: 
West & South Water Supply District . . . $2,825.00 
Town of Concord 253.00 

$3,078.00 
Unexpended Balance 1.00 

$3,079.00 

MOTH DEPARTMENT 

Appropriation $500.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund . 87.83 

$587.83 

Paid : 

James J. Knight, Labor $91.75 

James J. Knight, Truck 333.00 

James J. Knight, Supplies, Sundry Ex- 
pense 17.75 

J. S. Moore, Sundry Supplies 5.80 

George Morse, Oil 4.53 

Wm. P. Proctor Co., Lumber, Paper . . . 1.73 

J. G. Maguire, Pails 1.50 

MacPherson's, Saws, Wedges, Rope 13.72 

Howe & French, Castor Oil 50.00 

Hird & Connor, Rosin 23.75 

A. W. Davis Co., Saw, Paper 4.95 

C. C. Culhnane, Express 6.00 

R. Sisson, Labor 2.00 

Hugh Hodgen, Truck 5.00 

T. F. Parker, Rope, Saw, Etc 6.95 

W. E. Aubuchon Co., Saw Handles . 3.82 

Samuel Cabot, Healing Paint 5.18 

John Bradley, Labor 5.20 

Hugh Hodgen, Laboi" 5.20 

$587.83 



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TREE WARDEN 

Appropriation ^ $500.00 

Paid : 

James J. Knight, Labor $226.50 

James J. Knight, Truck 113.25 

David Clayton, Labor 37.20 

John Bradley, Labor 20.20 

Hugh Hodgen, Labor 3.20 

Carl Flint, Labor 6.40 

William Conquest, Labor 8.00 

George Clayton, Labor 1.60 

Albert R. Jenks, Labor 2.00 

George Hodgen, Sprayer 5.00 

Frank Price, Labor 18.00 

Sears Roebuck Co., Grindstone 6.50 

James Conquest, Sharpening 2.10 

Hugh Hodgen, Sprayer 5.00 

Ellis Chemical Co., Lead 4.80 

T. F. Parker, Wedges, Saw 1.70 

Samuel Cabot, Tree Paint 5.18 

George H. Davidson, Filing Saws 1.80 

J. S. Moore, Rake .50 

MacPherson's, Rope, Wire 11.00 

Harold Day, Filing Saws 1.50 

Wm. P. Proctor, Cement, Paint 6.40 

E. P. Gates, Irons 4.85 

$492.68 

Unexpended Balance 7.32 

$500.00 

HEALTH AND SANITATION 

Appropriation §1,000.00 

Paid: 

Frank Farrar, Labor at Dump 123.00 

J. Desmond, Labor 4.00 

Dr. 0. L. Clark, Services 362.00 

Hobbs & Warren, Blanks, Book 3.46 

Pitman Morse Co., Vaccine 45.15 

Percy Wood, Labor 5.00 

N. Dakin, Labor 3.60 



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L. L. Strong, Groceries, Etc 85.05 

Dr. F. E. Tasker, Services 9.00 

Charles A. Durkee, Services as Agent . . . 19.60 

Charles A. Durkee, Paid Out for Labor . 69.30 

Harriman — Prentiss, Milk 40.80 

John Pederson, Burning Dump 9.50 

Fitzgerald Garage, Gas, Oil 2.63 

Fitzgerald Garage, Delivering Gas, Oil . 1.50 

Bursaw Gas & Oil Co., Oil 6.00 

George Roe, Services 4.50 

Gladys Taylor, Nurse 140.00 

Dr. F. E. Tasker, Salary, Chairman 25.00 

R. F. Durkee, Salary, Clerk 15.00 

Dr. George H. Tuttle, Salary 10.00 

?984.09 
Unexpended Balance 15.91 

$1,000.00 

TOWN NURSE 

Appropriation $2,200.00 

Paid: 

Lillian Frost, Nurse $2,000.16 

Albert Noll, Supplies 55.18 

Pitman Morse Co., Supplies 15.70 

Diadem Surgical Co., Supplies 16.32 

$2,087.36 
Unexpended Balance 112.64 

$2,200.00 

HIGHWAYS 

Appropriation $12,000.00 

Com. of Massachusetts, Chap. 81 8,700.00 

Com. of Massachusetts, Chap. 90 1,700.00 

Middlesex County, Chap. 90 1,700.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 288.71 

$24,388.71 

Paid: 

F. Richards, Gravel $5.90 

Samual Knowlton, Gravel 63.80 

Dyar Sales and Machinery Co., Blade . . . 7.50 



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W. J. Costello, Si^s 9.00 

MacPherson Hardware Co., Bars 3.45 

A. F. Davis, Sign 1.00 

Wilson Lumber Co., Brick 14.00 

M. E. Taylor & Co., Shovels 20.69 

E. A. Comeau, Sand, Gravel 156.82 

James Kingsley, Gravel 9.15 

F. Greenough, Rental of Bulldozer 20.00 

Acton Granite Co., Posts 88.75 

A. W. Davis Co., Paint, Tools, Etc 150.27 

E. P. Gates, Repairs 165.65 

Mass. Broken Stone Co 686.17 

Standard Oil Co. of New York, Oil 6,559.13 

Wm. P. Proctor Co., Lumber, Cement, Etc. 100.01 

J. S. Moore, Tools 20.98 

Acton Motor Co., Repairs 26.23 

Berger Metal Culvert Co 152.38 

Conant Machine & Steel Co., Repairs . . . 76.04 

Bursaw Gas & Oil Co., Gas, Oil 129.95 

No. Middlesex Sand & Gravel Co 352.84 

No. Middlesex Sand & Gravel Co., Rental 

of Compressor 24.00 

Geo. H. Reed, Tools 27.80 

Am. Cyanimide & Chemical Co., Dynamite 19.00 

Lowell Iron & Steel Co 25.47 

New England Fence Co 800.70 

E. Anderson, Gravel 215.30 

Acton Pipe Co., Pipe 5.80 

George Morse, Gas 10.60 

Com. of Mass., Rail Posts 220.10 

N. E. Concrete Pipe Co 87.03 

James Berry, Gravel 155.80 

Harold Day, Sharpening 3.30 

N. E. Metal Culvert Co 14.70 



PAY ROLLS 
Labor : 

A. H. Perkins, Supt. and Truck $1,458.50 

W. Larrabee 560.55 

J. Gallant 372.40 



810,429.31 



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J. Gagnon 231.60 

M. Sheehan 350.00 

N. DiGracomandrea 399.80 

E. Hall 252.80 

G. Rugg 345.60 

P. Callan 445.40 

T. Murray 309.00 

P. Coughlin 306.00 

A. Wessella 35.20 

F. Mauro 51.60 

W. Henson 252.80 

A. Dubey 201.60 

C. DiGracomandrea 237.40 

F. Courville 192.80 

S. Paddock 17.60 

A. Beech 40.80 

J. Beech 180.60 

A. Jalonan 3.20 

C. Robbins 6.40 

E. Conant 1.00 

T. Newsham 9.60 

J. Brennen 6.40 

C. Whitcomb 16.00 

E. Anderson 63.20 

H. Gould 78.00 

W. Scanlon 38.40 

W. Jones 1.60 

N. Perkins 1.20 

W. Lawrance .80 

P. Wood 19.20 

Trucks : 

Mrs. C. Kingsley $1,337.35 

H. Gould 368.50 

C. Robbins 1,344.50 

A. Anderson 1,021.00 

N. Perkins 1,314.75 

R. Willett 685.50 

A. Jalonan 71.50 

R. Jones 730.25 

J. Reynalds 70.75 



6,487.05 



—95— 

J. Briggs 84.75 

F. Greenough, Shovel 440.00 

7,468.85 

124,385.21 
Unexpended Balance 3.50 

$24,388.71 

POPE ROAD 

Appropriation $2,500.00 

.Com. of Mass., Chap. 90 3,187.50 

Middlesex County, Chap. 90 1,062.50 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 18.92 

$6,768.92 

Paid: 

Am. Cyanimide & Chemical Co., Dynamite $44.50 

N. E. Metal Culvert Co 154.44 

Mrs. M. Spinney, Gravel 280.30 

Wm. P. Proctor Co., Lime, Cement 6.31 

Standard Oil Co. of N. Y., Oil 412.50 

Bursav7 Gas & Oil Co 26.42 

$924.47 

PAY ROLLS 
Labor : 

A. H. Perkins, Supt. and Truck $405.00 

W. Larrabee 156.00 

J. Gallant 158.40 

P. Callan 19.20 

A. Dubey 22.40 

J. Gagnon 140.80 

P. Coughhn 144.00 

W. Henson 117.60 

M. She^han 124.80 

N. DiGracomandrea 76.80 

S. Paddock 104.00 

F. Courville 105.60 

F. Mauro 28.80 

H. Gould 2.00 

T. Murray 103.00 

E. Hall 112.60 



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C. DiGracomandrea 57.60 

G. Rugg 105.60 

J. Beech 54.40 

A. Wessells 9.60 

2,048.20 

Trucks : 

H. Gould ?364.50 

N. Perkins 547.50 

Mrs. C. Kingsley 458.25 

C. Robbins 408.00 

A. Anderson 324.00 

A. W. Davis 118.50 

Geo. H. Reed 138.00 

A. Jalonen 96.00 

R. Jones 31.50 

F. Greenough, Shovel 935.00 

3,421.25 

?6,393.92 
*Unexpended Balance 375.00 

$6,768.92 
*NOTE — The State and County cut their appropriations 15 per- 
cent, therefor the Town was obliged to do the same. 

POPE ROAD AND MAIN STREET, CHAP. 464 

Received from Com. of Massachusetts $2,900.00 

Paid: 

Berger Metal Culvert Co S151.35 

F. Greenough, Shovel 140.00 

N. E. Bolt Co., Pipe 41.66 

Mrs. M. Spinney, Gravel 43.60 

Am. Cyanimide & Chemical Co 8.50 

Wm. P. Proctor, Cement 8.64 

Mrs. C. Kingsley, Truck 282.00 

C. Robbins, Truck 270.00 

E. Anderson, Truck 297.00 

N. Perkins, Truck 216.00 

H. Gould, Truck 96.00 

Labor Payrolls 1,179.45 

$2,734.20 
Appropriation Balance 165.80 

$2,900.00 



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KINSLEY ROAD 

Appropriation $400.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 12.60 

§412.60 

PAYROLLS 
Labor : 

A. H. Perkins, Supt ?36.00 

W. Larrabeel 24.00 

J. Gallant 18.00 

W. Henson 24.40 

F. Courville 11.60 

T. Newsham 8.40 

P. Coughlin 18.00 

A. Beech 11.60 

T. Murray 14.80 

J. Brennen 3.20 

N. DiGraeomandrea 17.60 

C. DiGraeomandrea 4.80 

E. Hall 9.60 

G. Rugg 9.60 

H. Gould 3.20 

P. Callan 9.60 

M. Sheehan 11.20 

?235.60 

Trucks : 

Mrs. C. Kingsley §45.00 

N. Perkins 22.00 

A. Anderson 50.00 

C. Robbins 21.00 

H. Gould 24.00 

162.00 

Horace Tuttle, Laying Out and Locating 15.00 

§412.60 

SNOW REMOVAL 

Appropriation §7,000.00 

Paid: 

A. M. Christofferson, Ploughing $2,611.87 

Wm. J. Gallagher, Ploughing 531.25 

So. Acton Woolen Co., Ploughing 39.00 



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Charles Willett, Spreader 150.00 

Good Roads Machinery Co., Plough 395.00 

Good Roads Machinery Co., Parts, Oil . . 120.10 

Conant Machine Co., Steel 9.39 

T. J. Ball, Caster Wheels 14.60 

Acton Motor Co., Bolts, Nuts .75 

J. S. Moore, Shovels 1.50 

E. P. Gates, Repairs 11.75 

A. H. Perkins, Express Paid 2.81 

Pay Rolls 3,111.80 

16,999.82 
Unexpended Balance .18 

$7,000.00 

STREET LIGHTING 

Appropriation |3,500.00 

Paid: 

Edison Electric 111. Co |3,095.74 

Unexpended Balance 404.26 

13,500.00 

STATE AID 

Appropriation 1500.00 

Paid: 1270.00 

Unexpended Balance 230.00 

1500.00 

MILITARY AID 

Appropriation $200.00 

Paid: $120.00 

Unexpended Balance 80.00 

$200.00 

OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 

Appropriation $8,000.00 

Orders Board of Public Welfare $7,276.32 

Paid: 

Unexpended Balance 723.68 

$8,000.00 



—99-^ 

SOLDIER RELIEF 

Appropriation $1,500.00 

Paid: 

Orders of Soldiers' Relief Agent $1,084.79 

Unexpended Balance 415.21 

$1,500.00 

PUBLIC WELFARE 

Appropriation $7,000.00 

Transferred from Surplus Account 1,000.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund ....... 432.41 

$8,432.41 

GENERAL ACCOUNT 

Paid 
Orders of the Board of Public Welfare $7,300.06 

ADMINISTRATION 

Glenna Jones, Clerk $194.85 

Glenna Jones, Postage 6.00 

Hobbs & Warren, Blanks 13.67 

N. E. Tel. and Tel. Co 10.46 

B. D. Hall, Expenses 24.40 

George Braman, Expenses 5.00 

Carl Backman, Expenses 63.00 

John Pederson, Delivering Wood 25.00 

$342.38 

E. R. A. AND W. P. A. 

South Acton Improvement Association, 

Rent $175.00 

J. S. Moore, Trips to Lov^ell and Deliv- 

livering Supplies 273.85 

Carl Backman, Trips to Lowell, Worces- 
ter, Marlboro ,. . . 99.50 

Carl Backman, Postage 1.00 

Carl Backman, Telephone 1.10 

Carl Backman, Expense 50.00 ^, 

South Acton Dept. Store, Supplies 30.57 

Glenna Jones, Clerk 42.00 

Virginia Milbery, Sorting Clothing 59.20 

H. F. Tuttle, Services, Water Hole 5.00 



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C. C. Cullinance, Removing and Trucking 

Ashes 22.00 

A. W. Davis, Truck to Marlboro 10.00 

R. Jones, Trip to Lowell 3.00 

George A. Richardson 2.50 

Edison Electric 111. Co., Iron 3.95 

Ina Milbery, Supplies 2.30 

E. P. Gates, Repairs 2.25 

Clare Milbery, Labor 3.00 

$786.22 

$8,428.66 
Unexpended Balance 3.75 

$8,432.41 

E. R. A. 

Appropriation $1,000.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 58.08 

$1,058.08 

Paid: 

Harlan E. Tuttle, Sharpening Tools $8.60 

C. C. Cullinane, Express 1.25 

Harrington King Co., Rope 13.43 

Ye Olde Towne Shoppe, Patterns 1.50 

A. Merriam Co., Machine Work 75 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co 3.67 

E. Hollowell, Sharpening Saws 2.05 

Emerson Hospital 2.00 

Pierce Express 1.50 

Moulton Ladder Co., Ladder 31.20 

George H. Reed, Wire 6.18 

Horace F. Tuttle, Releasee 5.00 

George Richardson, Trips to Lowell, 

Marlboro 50.00 

George Richardson, Telephone 4.05 

A. W. Davis Co., Tools 57.05 

A. W. Davis, Trip to Marlboro 5.00 

Louis Flerra, Truck 46.00 

South Acton Improvement Association, 

Rent 130.00 



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Herbert Hale, Sharpening 4.35 

Boston Harness Co., Safety Belts 21.00 

J. S. Moore, Delivering Supplies and Trip 

to Lowell 94.00 

J. S. Moore, Merchandise .15 

So. Acton Dept. Store, Supplies 14.79 

Wm. P. Proctor Co., Tree Paint 17.31 

James J. Knight, Truck 27.00 

Glenna Jones, Sorting Clothes and Cler- 
ical Work 139.75 

Virginia Milbery, Sorting Clothes 2.50 

M. E. Taylor Co., Tools 1.80 

Carl Backmman, Trips to Lowell and 

Marlboro 22.25 

Carl Backman, Rental of Ladder 10.50 

E. P. Gates, Repair Work 28.35 

Jesse Briggs, Truck 270.00 

Ralph Jones, Trips to Lowell 29.50 

Horace Tuttle, Labor 7.60 

$1,058.08 

EDUCATION 

Appropriation ?43,500.00 

Paid: 
Orders of School Committee (See Re- 
port) $43,498.72 

Unexpended Balance 1.28 

843,500.00 

LIBRARY MAINTENANCE 

Appropriation $800.00 

Transferred from Library Fund 50.69 

$850.69 

Paid: 

Arthur F. Davis, Librarian $150.00 

Arthur F. Davis, Janitor 150.00 

Arthur F. Davis, Cataloging 13.48 

Arthur F. Davis, Binding and Writing 

Cards 40.08 



—102— 

Arthur F. Davis, Postage, Etc 1.94 

So. Acton Coal & Lumber Co., Coal 199.50 

0. D. Wood, Repairs 6.35 

Wm. P. Proctor Co., Lumber 1.97 

Edison Electric 111. Co 43.02 

Allen Chair Co., Oak 1.24 

Chester Robbins, Insurance 30.87 

Kirkeguard Nurseries, Trees 6.00 

John Pederson, Fertilizer, Seeds, Labor . 96.15 

Samuel Knowlton, Painting 31.81 

C. F. Young Co., Decorating 10.00 

John Brennan, Services 1.00 

Flora B. Reed, Services 2.00 

Woodbury Stevens, Services 1.00 

HoUiston Mills, Glutino 1.29 

Remington Rand Co., Cards 4.55 

E. Z. Stanley, Repairs 4.69 

Sue Nev^port, Picture 5.00 

A. W. Davis Co., Ash Cans 22.50 

West & South Water Supply 12.00 

H. S. Turner, Slips 14.25 

LIBRARY BOOKS 

Appropriation 1200.00 

Received from Library Funds 302.55 

Paid: 

DeWolfe Fiske $126.04 

Junior Literary Guild 95.50 

H. R. Huntting Co 150.18 

Jean Karr 28.85 

George H. B. Turner 2.00 

Madison Cooper 3.00 

Ginn & Co 18.27 

Boston Music Co 3.26 

Sippican Book Committee 2.36 

Robert S. Osterhout 1.50 

Review of Reviews 3.00 

Union Library Association 12.83 



$850.69 



$502.55 



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Goodspeeds Book Shop 5.51 

World Peace Foundation 1.90 

Herman Goldberger 44.85 

N. E. Homestead 1.00 

Country Gentlemen 1.00 

Dura Binding Co 1.50 

$502.55 

CEMETERIES 

Appropriation S700.00 

Transferred from Cemetery Land Fund . 300.00 

§1,000.00 

Paid: 

E. H. Christofferson, Ploughing S9.37 

Dolge Co., Weed Killer 63.60 

Samuel Knowlton, Lettering 1.00 

A. Batley & Son, Flowers 33.80 

M. E. Taylor & Co., Tools 3.90 

George Cahoon, Sharpening 26.00 

A. W. Davis Co., Sprinklers, Paint 18.35 

Chester Robbins, Insurance 8.00 

Thomas Grey Co., Tools 19.75 

Sudbury Nurseries, Trees 13.20 

Worcester Lawn Mower Co., Mowers . . . 51.66 

West & South Water District 32.25 

Fred W. Green, Labor 218.68 

Fred W. Green, Horse 54.76 

Fred W. Green, Paid Freight .84 

Duncan S. Kennedy, Labor 144.60 

Fred S. Kennedy, Labor 136.10 

Howard Jones, Labor 111.20 

Horace Tuttle, Report and Writing Deeds 

1934-35 50.00 

$997.06 

Unexpended Balance 2.94 

81,000.00 



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PERPETUAL CARE 
Received Interest from Cemetery Funds . $1,153.50 
Received Interest from Blanchard Funds 25.00 



Paid: 

F. W. Green, Care of Lots |1,153.50 

F. W. Green, Care of Blanchard Lot 25.00 



11,178.50 



$1,178.50 



HOSMER FUND 

Received Interest from flosmer Fund $1,791.31 

Paid : 

Sudbury Nurseries, Trees $2.40 

Bronze Craft Foundry, Tablet 84.15 

Acton Granite Co., Granite Posts 600.00 

George H. Reed, Manure 146.33 

A. W. Davis Co., Lime, Cement, Paint . . 10.10 

Conant Machine & Steel Co., Paint 13.50 

E. P. Gates, Grating and Repairing Fences 17.75 

A. G. Lundberg, Fitting Tablet 10.00 

Thomas J. Grey Co., Hose, Sprinklers, 

Seed 69.45 

Berger Metal Culvert Co., Culvert 144.88 

F. W. Bulette, Team 43.00 

Norman Perkins, Stone 1.50 

Carrie Kingsley, Truck 18.00 

A. Anderson, Truck 18.00 

F. W. Green, Labor 168.50 

F. W. Green, Horse 41.75 

F. W. Green, Express .60 

Fred S. Kennedy, Labor 150.80 

Duncan Kennedy, Labor 103.80 

Howard Jones, Labor 116.40 

Edward F. Conant, Labor 19.20 

J. Gagnon, Labor 4.80 

F. Courville, Labor 3.20 

M. Sheehan, Labor 3.20 

$1,791.31 

CEMETERY SURPLUS 
Received from Cemetery Surplus Account $41.50 



—-105— 

Paid: 
Horace F. Tuttle, Laying Out Lots and 

Making Plans |37.50 

Horace F. Tuttle, Trucking 4.00 

141.50 

LIABILITY INSURANCE 

Appropriation $1,000.00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 198.01 

$1,198.01 

Paid: 

Theron F. Lowden, Premiums $1,198.01 

MEMORIAL DAY 

Appropriation $275.00 

Paid : 

Newton Post, Music $100.00 

Lovell Bus Lines 30.00 

Gladys McLane, Dinners 62.00 

Sherm's Lunch, Coffee 6.00 

0. H. Howe, Flowers 25.76 

G. H. Finan, Flowers 22.40 

Boston Regalia Co., Flags 12.50 

Mrs. John Feltus, Washing Dishes 3.00 

John Maguire, Doughnuts 7.00 

W. A. Women's Club, Rent 5.00 

E. L. Young, Lemons 1.25 

$274.91 
Unexpended Balance .09 

$275.00 

200TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 

Appropriation Balance $750.00 

Received 19th of April Fund 261.68 

$1,011.68 

Paid: 

John B. Rogers Producing Co $500.00 

Watertown A. L. Band 100.00 

Murphy & Snyder, Guest Stickers 1.25 



—106— 

W. A. Women's Club, Dinners 16.50 

S. A. Congregational Church, Dinners . . . 32.50 

Murphy & Snyder, Printing 61.25 

R. S. Osterhout, Programs 18.50 

Farrington Radio Co 42.10 

Whitehead Hoag Co., Badges 126.05 

Lovell Bus Lines 99.00 

$997.15 
Unexpended Balance 14.53 

$1,011.68 

VAULT AND REMODELING TOWN HALL 

Transferred from Surplus Account |3,500.00 

Paid: 
Morris-Ireland Safe Co., Vault Doors . . . $300.00 
Appropriation Balance 3,200.00 

$3,500.00 

REDEMPTION OF TAX TITLES 

Appropriation $300.00 

Appropriation Balance $300.00 

COUNTY HOSPITAL ASSESSMENT 

Appropriation $504.46 

Paid: 
Middlesex County $504.46 

UNCLASSIFIED 
Appropriation $400.00 

Paid: 

Howard L. Jones, Taking Census $150.00 

C. A. Durkee, Bonds for Town Clerk and 

Deputy Collector 25.00 

Arthur Eraser, Dog Officer 106.00 

So. Acton Dept. Store, Flags 15.60 

Wm. P. Proctor Co., Lumber, Paint, Nails 8.27 

Elwin Hollowell, Repairing Sidewalk . . . 11.20 

Fred A. Tower, Weather, Report 1.00 

Ralph W. Piper, Perambulating Town 

Lines 15.00 



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Waldo E. Whitcomb, Perambulating Town 

Lines 15.00 

George S. Braman, Perambulating Town 

Lines \ 10.00 

Flynn & Flynn, Professional Services . . . 35.00 

8392.07 
Unexpended Balance 7.93 

8400.00 

INTEREST ON NOTES AND BONDS 

Appropriation 81,200.00 

Paid : 
Merchants National Bank, Interest on 

High School Bonds 81,160.00 

Unexpended Balance 40.00 

81,200.00 

INTEREST ON REVENUE LOANS 

Appropriation 82,000.00 

Paid: 

First National Bank of Ayer 8900.00 

Susan Hosmer Fund 600.00 

81,500.00 
Unexpended Balance 500.00 

82,000.00 

BONDS AND NOTES 

Appropriation 84,000.00 

Paid: 
Merchants National Bank, High School Bonds $4,000.00 

RESERVE FUND 

Transferred from Overlay Surplus $1,500.00 

Transferred to : 

Pohce Department 8249.73 

Kinsley Road 12.60 

Liability Insurance 198.01 



—108— 

Forest Fire .23 

Building & Grounds 134.31 

Fire Department 2.67 

Moth Department 87.83 

Highways 288.71 

Pope Road 18.92 

E. R. A 58.08 

Welfare 432.41 



$1,483.50 
Unexpended Balance 16.50 



REVENUE LOANS 

Amount Outstanding January 1, 1935 . . $45,000.00 

Received First National Bank of Ayer . . 35,000.00 

Susan Hosmer Fund 10,000.00 

Paid: 

First National Bank of Ayer $25,000.00 

Susan Hosmer Fund 20,000.00 

Amount Outstanding Dec. 31, 1935 45,000.00 



REFUNDS 

1934 Tax $110.08 

1935 Tax 5.36 

Excise Tax 216.19 



SURPLUS ACCOUNT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1935 $24,034.14 

Surplus Revenue 1935 3,030.60 

Tax Title Revenue 342.24 

Debit: 

Transferred to Overlay Surplus $65.00 

Appropriation for Vaults and Remodeling 

Town Hall 3,500.00 



$1,500.00 



$90,000.00 



$90,000.00 



$331.63 



$27,406.98 



—109— 
Appropriation for Welfare Dept 1,000.00 

$4,565.00 
Balance Dec. 31, 1935 22,841.98 

$27,406.98 

OVERLAYS 

1931 

Balance January 1, 1935 $1.00 

Transferred to Overlay Surplus $1.00 

1932 

Balance January 1, 1935 $13.63 

Transferred to Overlay Surplus $13.63 

1933 
Balance January 1, 1935 $2,748.77 

Debit : 

Abatements $706.90 

Transferred to Overlay Surplus 2,034.79 

Balance Dec. 31, 1935 7.08 

$2,748.77 

1934 
Balance Jan. 1, 1935 $3,252.72 

Debit: 

Refunds $110.08 

Abatements 176.08 

Balance, Dec. 31, 1935 2,966.56 

$3,252.72 

1935 
Overlay $3,867.06 

Debit : 

Refunds $5.36 

Abatements 150.88 

Balance Dec. 31, 1935 3,710.82 

S3,867.06 



—110— 

OVERLAY SURPLUS ^ 

Balance Jan. 1, 1935 $7,248.59 

Transferred from Surplus Account .... 65.00 

Transferred from 1931, 1932, 1933 Over- J 

lays 2,049.42 1 

$9,363.01 

Debit : 

To Reserve Fund $1,500.00 

Balance Dec. 31, 1935 7,863.01 

$9,363.01 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAX REVENUE 

Balance Jan. 1, 1935 $4,872.12 

Tax 1935 6,306.31 

$11,178.43 

Debit : 

Abatements $568.07 

Refunds 216.19 

Total Amount Collected 1935 6,563.82 

Balance Dec. 31, 1935 3,830.35 

$11,178.43 

CEMTERY LAND FUND 

Balance Jan. 1, 1935 $1,167.00 

Received for Lots Sold in 1935 255.00 

$1,422.00 

Debit : 

Transferred to Cemetery Account $300.00 

Balance Dec. 31, 1935 1,122.00 

$1,422.00 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
Amount Due from Collector, Dec. 31, 1934 $52,649.11 

Received State Tax 5,718.07 

State Parks 35.00 

Overlay 3,867.06 

Town Grant 87,537.93 

Added Assessment 1933 42.00 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 6,306.31 

County Tax 5,700.00 

$161,855.48 



—Ill- 
Treasurer Cash on Hand, Dec. 31, 1934 . . 836,437.20 

Received Interest on Taxes 2,090.60 

Received Costs on Taxes 35.70 

Receipts Other Than Taxes 97,080.62 

135,644.12 



$297,499.60 
Paid: 

State Tax $6,000.00 

State Park Tax 55.44 

Special Tax 38.00 

County Tax 5,693.60 

County Hospital Assessment 504.46 

County Dog Tax 651.20 

General Government 5,459.52 

Buildings and Grounds 1,934.31 

Police 2,749.73 

Fire Department 2,802.67 

Forest Fires 500.23 

Moth Work 587.83 

Tree Warden 492.68 

Health and Sanitation 984.09 

Town Nurse 2,087.36 

Highways 24,385.21 

Kinsley Road 412.60 

Snow Removal 6,999.82 

Pope Road 6,393.92 

Pope Road & Main St., Chapter 464 2,734.20 

200th Anniversary Celebration 997.15 

Vault & Remodehng Town Hall 300.00 

E.R.A. and W.P.A 1,058.08 

Street Lighting 3,095.74 

State Aid 270.00 

Soldiers' Rehef 1,084.79 

Education 43,498.72 

Library Maintenance 850.69 

Library Books 502.55 

Cemeteries 997.06 

Cemeteries Perpetual Care 1,178.50 

Cemeteries Hosmer Fund 1,791.31 

Cemeteries Surplus Fund 41.50 



—112— 

Unclassified 392.07 

Treasurer's and Collector's Bonds 220.50 

Military Aid 120.00 

Memorial Day 274.91 

Liability Insurance 1,198.01 

Hydrants 3,078.00 

Public Welfare 8,428.66 

Old Age Assistance 7,276.32 

Tax Titles Expense 94.32 

High School Bonds 4,000.00 

Interest on Notes and Bonds 1,160.00 

Revenue Loans 45,000.00 

Interest on Revenue Loans 1,500.00 

Refund Taxes 331.63 

§200,207.38 

Tax Titles $5,018.32 

Abatements 1,033.86 

Abatement Excise Tax 568.07 

Amount Due from Collector, Dec. 31, 1935 46,400.85 
Amount Due from Treasurer, Dec. 31, 

1935 44,271.12 

97,292.22 

S297,499.60 



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Treasurer's Report 

Year Ending December 31, 1935 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen, 
Acton, Massachusetts : 

I herewith submit my report for the year 1935 : 

Cash Balance January 1, 1935 $36,437.20 

Receipts for 1935 : 

Received from State Treasurer : 

Educational Measure |2,006.00 

Valuation Measure 1,898.01 

Highways 2,400.00 

Highways 630.00 

Highways 3,600.00 

Highways 3,187.50 

Highways 1,070.00 

Highways 2,700.00 

Highways, Chapter 464 2,900.00 

Old Age Assistance 1,779.51 

Loss of Taxes — Reimbursement 535.57 

Tuition 525.58 

Income Tax 5,394.00 

Corporation Tax, Business 3,343.74 

Corporation Tax, Gas & Light 384.76 

Race Track, Distribution 210.00 

State Aid 400.00 

Veteran^s Exemption 63.78 

33,028.45 

Received from County Treasurer: 

Dog Licenses 1527.77 

Highways 630.00 

Highways, Pope Road 1,062.50 

Highways 1,070.00 

Dog Damages . . .* 297.00 

3,587.27 



—US- 
Miscellaneous Receipts : 

Alfred Casassa, License $100.00 

Lester Sebastian, License 100.00 

John Maguire, License 100.00 

Travellers Ins. Co., Claim 10.00 

Town of Maynard, Welfare 18.00 

Acton Grange, Rent of Hall 86.75 

Arthur F. Davis, Library Fines 53.92 

Arthur F. Davis, Magazines Sold 9.50 

Arthur Wayne, Whist, Bingo, Costume . . 19.50 

James Mahoney, License 100.00 

Concord District Court, Fines 492.00 

Wm. Henry Soar, Fire Dept 3.50 

Selectmen, Licenses 53.00 

Board of Health, Services 7.50 

F. E. Tasker, M.D., Milk Licenses 20.00 

City of Lynn, Welfare 56.00 

Arthur Wayne, Grange Rent 10.50 

Town of Boxboro, Tuition 3,291.72 

Horace F. Tuttle, Lots Sold, Woodlawn . 155.00 

Horace F. Tuttle, Dog Licenses 627.00 

City of Peabody, Welfare 270.00 

0. D. Wood, Whist Parties 10.00 

0. D. Wood, Grange Rent 51.42 

0. D. Wood, Reunion 8.00 

Katherine Kane, Tax Title P. P 76.08 

Edison Elec. 111., Refunds, Schools 15.72 

George T. Weaver, Tax Title 585.55 

Fred Waite, Tax Title 565.48 

Eloise Sisson, Tax Title 2,047.25 

Director of Standards, License 8.00 

City of Medford, Welfare 11.20 

First Nat'l Bank, Ayer, Loan 35,000.00 

City of Waltham, Welfare 243.45 

Susan Noyes Hosmer Fund, Loan 10,000.00 

West Acton Women's Club, Rent Hall . . . 5.85 

Clare Milbery, Weights and Measures . . 46.38 

Fred Green, Lots Sold, Mt. Hope 100.00 

Fred Green, Rent Lowering Device 78.00 

Emile Dumas, License 100.00 

Joseph McElroy, Fines 29.00 

Jennie Henson, Tax Title 124.22 



—lie- 
John Hill, Tuition 50.16 

Emile Noterman, Tax Title 583.11 

J. Henry Thatcher, Tax Title 140.29 

Gertrude Moorhouse, P. P. Tax Title 66.55 

Town of Concord, Land Tax 25.12 

Manuel Bloomberg, P. P. Tax Title 175.89 

Charles Polep Est., P. P. Tax Title 84.96 

Frank & Louise Price, Tax Title 570.50 

Howard L. Jones, Tax Title 213.08 

Archie Beach, Tax Title 69.33 

Est. of J. J. Manning, Weights & Meas- 
ures 17.60 

Walter Goss, Tax Title 152.59 

Transfer, Blanchard Fund 25.00 

Transfer, 19th April Fund 261.68 

Transfer, Cemetery Fund 1,153.50 

Transfer, Cemetery Surplus 41.50 

Transfer, Susan Noyes Hosmer Fund . . . 1,791.31 

Transfer, Memorial Library 328.54 

Transfer, Memorial Library (lleald) . . . 24.70 

Received of Charles A. Durkee, Collector : 

Town Taxes, 1932 $15.38 

Town Taxes, 1931 1.00 

Town Taxes, 1933 9,780.13 

Town Taxes, 1934 24,296.93 

Town Taxes, 1935 68,414.90 

Poll Taxes, 1935 1,388.90 

Excise Interest, 1931 12.40 

Excise Taxes, 1932 217.43 

Excise Taxes, 1933 1,208.45 

Excise Taxes, 1934 1,822.33 

Excise Taxes, 1935 3,802.83 



60,464.90 



110,960.68 



Total Cash Receipts and Cash Balance 1/1/35 $244,478.50 

Payments in 1935 : 

Selectmen's Orders $194,151.94 

State Taxes 6,055.44 

200,207.38 

Cash Balance December 31, 1935 $44,271.12 



—117— 

OUTSTANDING NOTES AND BONDS 

Anticipation Revenue Note 143, Due June 25, 1936 . . $35,000.00 

Anticipation Revenue Note 144, Due Aug. 1, 1936 . . 10,000.00 

High School Bonds, Due 1936 to 1945 25,000.00 

ELIZABETH WHITE FUND 
Balance January 1, 1935 : 

Principal Fund $25,000.00 

Unexpended Balance 1,374.43 

126,374.43 

Received Interest : 

Amherst Savings $65.00 

Athol Savings 60.00 

Andover Savings 55.00 

Charlestown Five Cent Savings 65.00 

East Cambridge Savings 60.00 

Lawrence Savings 60.00 

Lov^ell Savings 50.00 

Marlboro Savings 60.00 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 60.00 

North Middlesex Savings 60.00 

North Middlesex Savings (Income) 17.43 

Waltham Savings 60.00 

Worcester Five Cent Savings 60.00 

Worcester North Savings 30.00 

762.43 

$27,136.86 
Balance December 31, 1935 : 

Amherst Savings $2,000.00 

Andover Savings 2,000.00 

Athol Savings 2,000.00 

Charlestown Five Cent 2,000.00 

East Cambridge Savings 2,000.00 

Hudson Savings (Income) 1,000.00 

Lawrence Savings 2,000.00 

Lowell Inst. Savings 2,000.00 

Marlboro Savings 2,000.00 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 2,000.00 

North Middlesex Savings 2,000.00 

North Middlesex Savings (Income) 324.86 

Waltham Savings 2,000.00 

Worcester Five Cent 2,000.00 



—US- 
Worcester North Savings 1,000.00 

126,324.86 

Paid Trustee's Orders for 1935 812.00 

127,136.86 
CEMETERY FUNDS 
Balance January 1, 1935: 

Principal Fund $37,882.21 

Unexpended Balance 4,000.79 

$41,883.00 

Received for Perpetual Care : 

Elijah E. Smith Lot, Woodlawn $100.00 

Marshall E. Wright 5.00 

Isaac W. Flagg, Lot, Woodlawn 100.00 

Charles L. Miller, Lot, Woodlav^n 100.00 

E. M. Wheeler, J. S. Hoar, Lot, Mt. Hope 100.00 

Daniel MacMillan, Lot, Woodlav^n 100.00 

Mary F. Yeaton, Lot, Mt. Hope 100.00 

Bertha F. Harrington, Lot, Mt. Hope 100.00 

705.00 

Received Interest: 

Assabet Inst. Savings (Income) $101.61 

Athol Savings 31.50 

Boston Five Cent Savings 55.00 

Charlestov^n Five Cent Savings 9.75 

Charlestown Five Cent Savings 48.75 

Charlestown Five Cent Savings 8.13 

Charlestown Five Cent Savings 48.75 

East Cambridge Savings 60.00 

Home Savings 27.50 

Marlboro Savings 37.50 

Maynard Trust 301.44 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 98.96 

North Middlesex Savings 213.73 

Suffolk Savings 82.50 

Worcester North Savings 60.00 

Worcester Five Cent Savings 45.00 

Warren Inst. Savings 60.50 

Middlesex Inst. Savings (Income) 68.30 

West & South Water Bonds 114.00 

1,472.92 

$44,060.92 



—no- 
Balance December 31, 1935 : 

Assabet Inst. Savings §1,423.36 

Athol Savings 1,050.00 

Boston Five Cent Savings 2,000.00 

Central Savings 1,000.00 

Charlestown Five Cent Savings 1,500.00 

Charlestown Five Cent Savings 250.00 

Charlestown Five Cent Savings 300.00 

Charlestown Five Cent Savings 1,500.00 

East Cambridge Savings 2,000.00 

Home Savings 1,000.00 

Hudson Savings 2,400.00 

Marlboro Savings 1,300.00 

Maynard Trust Co 3,228.96 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 3,475.00 

North Middlesex Savings 5,737.33 

Suffolk Savings 3,000.00 

Worcester North Savings 2,000.00 

Worcester Five Cent Savings 1,500.00 

Warren Inst. Savings 2,200.00 

Middlesex Inst. Savings (Income) 3,342.77 

West & South Water Bonds 2,700.00 

842,907.42 

Transfer to Town Account 1,153.50 



844,060.92 
Note: West and South Water Bond redeemed, 
funds deposited in the Middlesex Inst. Savings Bank 
(8300.00). 

LUKE BLANCHARD CEMETERY FUND 

Balance January 1, 1935 §1,435.50 

Received Interest: 

Charlestown Five Cent Savings 83.19 

Charlestown Five Cent Savings 8.27 

Massachusetts Savings 42.85 

Warren Inst. Savings 2.49 

56.80 

$1,492.30 



—120— 

Balance December 31, 1935 : 

Massachusetts Savings $1,012.51 

Charlestown Five Cent Savings 101.05 

Charlestov^n Five Cent Savings 261.17 

Warren Inst. Savings 92.57 

$1,467.30 

Transfer to Town Account 25.00 



$1,492.30 



SUSAN NOYES HOSMER FUND 

Balance January 1, 1935: 

Principal Fund $82,238.95 

Unexpended Balance 1,816.34 

Received Interest: 

Andover Savings $82.50 

Arlington Savings 120.00 

Athol Savings 90.00 

Cambridge Savings 75.00 

Charlestown Five Cent Savings 162.50 

Farmers and Mechanics Savings 137.50 

Franklin Savings 90.00 

Hudson Savings 90.00 

Leominster Savings 90.00 

Lexington Savings 90.00 

Lynn Five Cent Savings 75.00 

Marlboro Savings 90.00 

Medford Savings 90.00 

Middlesex Inst. Savings (Income) 87.44 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 97.14 

North Middlesex Savings 90.00 

Springfield Inst. Savings 90.00 

Watlham Savings 60.00 

Wincheondon Savings 175.00 

Worcester North Savings 90.00 

Town of Acton (Notes) 600.00 



$84,055.29 



I 



2,572.08 



$86,627.37 



—121— 

Balance December 31, 1935 : 

Andover Savings |3,000.00 

Arlington Savings 4,000.00 

Athol Savings 3,000.00 

Cambridge Savings 2,500.00 

Charlestov^n Five Cent Savings 5,000.00 

Farmer's & Mechanics Savings 5,000.00 

Franklin Savings 3,000.00 

Hudson Savings 5,000.00 

Leominster Savings 3,000.00 

Lexington Savings 4,000.00 

Lynn Five Cent Savings 2,500.00 

Marlboro Savings 3,000.00 

Medford Savings 3,000.00 

Middlesex Inst. Savings (Income) 2,597.11 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 3,238.95 

North Middlesex Savings 3,000.00 

Springfield Inst. Savings 3,000.00 

Waltham Savings 4,000.00 

Wincheondon Savings 5,000.00 

Worcester North Savings 3,000.00 

Town of Acton, Note 10,000.00 

Boston Five Cent Savings 2,000.00 

Wildey Savings 1,000.00 

Home Savings 2,000.00 

?84,836.06 

Transfer to Town Account 1,791.31 



$86,627.37 

CEMETERY SURPLUS FUND 

Balance January 1, 1935 $1,130.92 

Received Interest: 
Assabet Inst. Savings 53.23 

$1,184.15 
Balance December 31, 1935 : 

Assabet Inst. Savings $1,142.65 

Transfer to Town Account 41.50 

$1,184.15 



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19TH OF APRIL FUND 

Balance January 1, 1935 $254.01 

Received Interest : 
Middlesex Inst. Savings 7.67 

$261.68 
Balance December 31, 1935 : 

Middlesex Inst. Savings $000.00 

Transfer to Town Account 261.68 

' $261.68 

FIREMEN'S RELIEF FUND 

Balance January 1, 1935 $516.57 

Received Interest: 
Middlesex Inst. Savings 15.60 

' $532.17 
Balance December 31, 1935 : 
Middlesex Inst. Savings $532.17 

WILDE MEMORIAL LIBRARY FUND 
Balance January 1, 1935 : 

Principal Fund $9,000.00 

Unexpended Balance 404.80 

Susan Augusta & Luther Conant Fund . . 1,000.00 

Hiram J. Hapgood Fund 200.00 

Luke Tuttle Fund 200.00 

John W. Heald Fund 817.00 

Susan Noyes Hosmer Fund 2,016.90 

Minnie Davis Fund 300.00 

$13,938.70 

Received Interest: 

West Shore R. R. Bond $40.00 

Cambridge Savings (Hosmer) 60.48 

Home Savings 27.50 

Charlestown Five Cent Savings 97.50 

Cambridge Savings 26.65 

Massachusetts Savings 43.11 

Middlesex Savings (Heald) 24.70 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 30.23 

Maynard Trust Co. (Income) 21.51 

371.68 

$14,310.38 



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Balance December 31, 1935 : 

Cambridge Savings §2,047.14 

Cambridge Savings 326.65 

Charlestown Five Cent 3,000.00 

City Inst. Savings 1,000.00 

Home Savings 1,000.00 

Massachusetts Savings 1,043.11 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 817.00 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 1,000.00 

Warren Inst. Savings 2,000.00 

Maynard Trust 400.00 

Maynard Trust (Income) 323.24 

West Shore R. R. Bond 1,000.00 

813,957.14 

Transfer to Town Account 328.54 

Transfer to Town Account (Heald) 24.70 



?14,310.38 



ACTON FIREMEN'S RELIEF FUND 
Balance January 1, 1935 : 

Principal Fund 8465.00 

Unexpended Balance 28.60 



8493.60 



Received to Fund : 

Bequest (Am. Chem. Corp.) 810.00 

Bequest (Company Salaries) 230.00 

Middlesex Inst. Savings (Interest) 16.32 



256.32 



$749.32 
Balance December 31, 1935 : 

Middlesex Inst. Savings 8745.92 

Paid Trustee's Order (0. L. Clark) 82.00 

Paid Trustee's Order (E. A. Mayell) . . . 2.00 

4.00 



$749.32 
Respectfully submitted, 

WM. HENRY SOAR, 

Town Treasurer. 



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Auditor's Report 



I have audited the books of the Tax Collector and have mailed 
Notices to delinquents. I have checked the Treasurer's cash on 
hand and verified the various trust funds in the Treasurer's 
care. 

HOWARD L. JONES, 

Feb. 10, 1936. Town Accountant. 



Elizabeth White Fund 



The Trustees have signed orders to the Treasurer for eight 
hundred twelve dollars (1812.00) for the year ending December 
31, 1935. These orders have been given after careful investi- 
gation with the knowledge that each person is needy and worthy 
of help from this trust fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WARREN H. JONES, 
WALDO E. WHITCOMB, 
CHARLOTTE CONANT, 

Trustees of the Elizabeth White Fund. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF TKE 



School Department 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ACTON 

MASSACHUSETTS 




For the Year Ending December 31 

1935 



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ORGANIZATION 



School Committee 

Dr. Randall Woodworth, Chairman Term expires 1936 

Mrs. Lulu Clark Term expires 1938 

Mrs. Albertie Mead Term expires 1936 

Mr. Everett Montague Term expires 1937 

Mrs. Oliver Wood . Term expires 1937 

Mr. Samuel Knowlton Term expires 1938 

Meetings of the School Committee 

Regular meetings of the School Committee shall be held the 
second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the High School, 
at 7.30 P. M. Exceptions may be made during July and August. 

Superintendent 

Walter F. Hall 
South Acton, Mass. Office— High School Building. Tel., 110 

School Physician Dr. Ernest A. Mayell, Acton 

School Nurse Mrs. Simon Taylor, North Acton 

Attendance Officer Michael Foley, South Acton 

School Calendar 

January 2, 1936 — All schools reopened. 

February 21, 1936 — All schools close. 

March 2, 1936 — All school reopen. 

April 17, 1936 — All schools close. 

April 27, 1936 — All schools reopen. 

May 30, 1936 — Memorial Day — no school. 

June 12, 1936 — Grades I to VIII, inclusive, close. 

June 19, 1936 — High School closes — Graduation. 

September' 9, 1936 — High School reopens. 

September 14, 1936 — Grades I to VIII, inclusive, reopen. 

November 25, 1936 — All schools close at noon. 

November 30, 1936 — All schools reopen. 

December 22, 1936 — All schools close. 

January 4, 1937 — All schools reopen. 

Legal Holidays 

January 1, February 22, April 19, May 30, July 4, first Monday 
of September, October 12, November 11, Thanksgiving Day, 
Christmas Day (the day follov^^ing v^hen any of those mentioned 
occur on Sunday). Arbor Day falls on the last Saturday in April 



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and is not a legal holiday. Flag- Day falls on June 14 and is not 
a legal holiday. It should be observed by proper exercises by 
any school in session on that day. 

NO-SCHOOL SIGNAL— Time: 7.30 A. M. 
Acton Center and South Acton 2-2-2-2 blasts 

West Acton 1-1 blasts 

STANDING RULES OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

1. Admission to School 

Children shall not be admitted to the public school until they 
are 5 years, 8 months of age on or before September 1, except 
in the case of those children 5 years, 6 months of age on Septem- 
ber 1, whose mental age and physical condition are satisfactory. 
Ordinarily, entrance must come during the first two weeks of 
school. All children entering for the first time must present 
birth and vaccination certificates. 

2. School Sessions 

The total length of sessions shall) be 5l^ hours in the elemen- 
tary schools and 6 hours in the high school, with sufficient re- 
cesses. The doors of schools shall not be opened to pupils except 
by the principals or persons delegated by the principals. 

3. School Busses 

All pupils living more than two miles away from the schools 
they attend are entitled to bus transportation. Bus pupils must 
meet the bus schedule and, while on the bus, conduct themselves 
properly. 

4. Excuses for Absence and Tardiness 

Pupils are expected to attend school regularly. They must 
present a written excuse signed by parent or guardian for each 
absence or tardiness. 

5. Detention 

Pupils may be detained after school in the afternoon not longer 
than 30 minutes in the elementary schools and for a longer per- 
iod in the high school. 

6. Contagious Diseases 

State Laws: Chapter 71, Section 55; Chapter 76, Section 15. 
'*A child from a household where a person is ill with small- 



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pox, diphtheria, scarlet fever, measles, or any other infectious or 
contagious disease, or from a household exposed to contagion 
from any such disease in another household, shall not attend any 
public school during such illness or exposure until the teacher of 
the school has been furnished with a certificate from the local 
board of health, school physician or from the attending physi- 
cian, stating that danger of conveying such disease by such 
child has passed. ' 

7. School Property 

Pupils shall be held responsible for books loaned to them by 
the school authorities, and_ shall not mar or injure any form of 
school property. 

8. Fire Drill 

Fire drills shall be given at least once in tv^o v^eeks in the 
elementary schools and at least once a month in the high school. 



TEACHERS IN SERVICE 

As of January 1, 1936 



App. 

Center School: 

Ruth Sutcliffe, Prin 1934 

Ruth Berglind 1935 

Gertrude Puhakka 1931 

South School 

Julia McCarthy, Prin. . . 1906 

Jessie Kinnevan 1929 

Florence Merriam 1927 

West School 

Richard Greeman, Prin. 1935 

Grace Callanan 1935 

Elise Dickerman 1926 

High School: 

Walter F. Hall, Prin 1935 

Henry Hopkinson, Asst. 

Prin 1930 

Edith Ames 1927 

Elsie Bixby 1927 

Margaret Boomazian , . . 1929 

George Braman 1933 

Robert Dolan 1930 

Barbara Douglass 1931 

Walter Holt 1928 

Marjorie Jones 1931 

Mary Stolte 1931 

Marion Towne 1921 



Graduate of 

Fitchburg State College 
Lesley Normal School 
Fitchburg Normal 



Fitchburg Normal 
Worcester Normal 
Fitchburg Normal 



Harvard University 
Fitchburg State College 
Fitchburg Normal 



Harvard University 
Northeastern Law 

Miss Forehand's School 
Framingham Normal 
Boston University 
Burdett College 
Wentworth Institute 
Clark University 
University of Vermont 
Dartmouth College 
Simmons College 
Middlebury College 
Smith College 



Horr^e Address 

Monson, Mass. 
South Acton 
Fitchburg 



South Acton 
Worcester 
South Acton 



Concord 
West Acton 
Ayer 



South Acton 
West Acton 

Melrose 
Woodville 

Methuen 
Acton 
Marlboro 
Winchester, N. H. 
East Acton 
South Acton 
South Acton 
Concord 



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SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

To the Voters of Acton: 

The School Committee presents herewith its report for the 
year 1935, together with the report of the Superintendent of 
Schools, which has the approval of the committee and is rec- 
ommended to your study and attention. 

The principal event in connection with our schools this past 
year has been a change in the superintendency. After inter- 
viewing some seventy odd men the committee was unanimous 
in the choice of Mr. Walter F. Hall of Canton, a man of wide 
school experience, a gentleman, and scholar. He has already 
shown his adaptability to his new position in many ways, and 
we all know that the townspeople will be proud of the fact that 
he heads our school system. 

We have encountered a few more financial obstacles this 
past year, and will have considerable difficulty meeting expenses 
unless our budget is increased slightly. 

A new transportation problem has arisen which we are 
obliged to care for according to law. There are seven or eight 
pupils in the Newtow^ne section of our tow^n living beyond the 
two-mile limit and one or two on Nagog Hill Road, who are 
entitled to transportation. Right now, this adds five hundred 
dollars thereabouts to the cost of buses. The Committee is also 
interested at this time in a proposition whereby we might 
transport all eligible pupils to the different buildings at a 
slight additional cost. It would help considerably on tardiness, 
as well as other difficulties which arise between the different 
centers and the school building. 

During the past year we have replaced the unsanitary toilet 
accommodations at the South School, so that today each of the 
elementary buildings has a new clean group of toilets, which 
were so sadly needed. It might be in order at this time to say 
that it seems unwise to pour money into these buildings which 
are poorly ventilated, poorly heated, and expensive to operate, 
when we all know that a new central elementary plant would 
be a much better proposition, from the child's point of view as 
well as the town's. It might seem like a big project right now, 



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but so is anything that is worthwhile. The high school build- 
ing was considered too large a project, but since its completion 
the town has saved three thousand dollars and over each year. 
It is safe to say that during the ten-year period that it has 
operated the town has made a saving of some forty thousand 
dollars, — almost enough money to build again. This is abso- 
lutely so: for years, our school budget was |48,000, while the 
pupils were being sent to Concord for the high school training ; 
but, during the last several years, it has varied from $40,000 
to 145,000. 

Our Superintendent and the Committee have carefully pre- 
pared a budget for the coming year ; there are no extravagances 
involved, just the bare necessities to run the school system as it 
should be. So, let's get in back of our Superintendent. We 
know he will give you an administration of which you will be 
proud. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. N. WOODWORTH, Chairman. 



COMPARISON OF COSTS FOR OPERATING 
ACTON SCHOOLS 



Mass. School Fund: 1935 1934 1933 1932 

Part I $4,031.00 $4,012.00 $3,885.00 $3,530.00 

Part II none none none 1,879.92 

State Wards 525.58 697.60 651.16 801.77 

$4,555.58 $4,709.60 $4,536.16 $6,211.69 
Out-of-town tuition *1,699.83 2,549.86 2,250.62 2,671.03 

Total $6,256.41 $7,259.46 $6,786.78 $8,882.72 

Expended from Appropriation 43,498.72 41,499.77 39,999.63 42,999.13 

Net cost to town $37,242.31 $34,240.31 $33,212.85 $34,116.41 

Appropriation 43,500.00 41,500.00 40,000.00 43,000.00 

Special Appropriation 837.22 1,100.00 

* Approximately $1,000 due on out-of-town tuition from September to De- 
cember 1935. Any discrepancy between this amount and that in the Treasurer's 
report is due to the fact that only money received for tuition for the year 1935 
is included here. 



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ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES FOR 1936 

I. General Control 

1. School Committee: 

Salaries : 

2. Superintendent of Schools and En- 

forcement of Law: 

Salary of Superintendent $2,000.00 

Salary of Clerk 150.00 

Office Expenses: 

Phone 160.00 

Printing and Forms . . 75.00 

Books 15.00 

Miscellaneous 50.00 

200.00 

$2,350.00 

II. Expenses of Instruction 

3. Supervisors' Salaries, Music, Art, 

Physical Education $1,400.00 

4. Principals' Salaries: 

High $1,000.00 

Elementary 3,600.00 

4,600.00 

5. Teachers' Salaries: 

High $14,950.00 

Elementary 6,950.00 

21,900.00 

6. Textbooks : 

High $450.00 

Elementary 335.00 

785.00 

7. Stationery and Miscellaneous Supplies: 

High $600.00 

Elementary 400.00 

1,000.00 

29,685.00 



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III. Expenses of Operating School Plant 

8. Wages of Janitors: 

High 11,300.00 

Elementary 2,046.00 

3,346.00 

9. Fuel : 

High 1800.00 

Elementary 1,000.00 

1,800.00 

10. Miscellaneous : 

High: 

Gas 140.00 

Electricity 195.00 

Water 35.00 

Miscellaneous 230.00 

500.00 

Elementary : 

Electricity 160.00 

Water 55.00 

Miscellaneous 305.00 

420.00 

16,066.00 

IV. Maintenance and Repairs 

11. High $700.00 

Elementary 1,000.00 

1,700.00 

V. Auxiliary Agencies 

12. Libraries |50.00 

13. Health 200.00 

14. Transportation 5,500.00 

5,750.00 

VI. Miscellaneous Expenses 

15. Sundries $200.87 

16. Vocational Education 100.00 

300.87 

17. Evening School 000.00 

VII. Outlays 

18 and 19. High, Elementary, unpaid bills of 1935 . 148.13 

20. Total (both pages) $46,000.00 



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SUMMARY OF EXPENSES FOR SUPPORT FOR YEAR 
ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1935 



General Control 

Salary and Other Expenses of Superintendent $2,304.45 

Expenses of Instruction 

Salaries of Teachers, Supervisors and Principals : 

Supervisors $1,350.00 

Expenses of Supervisors 70.33 

Principal of High School 1,108.37 

High School 10,300.00 

Elementary 14,367.74 

27,196.44 



High School Textbooks $435.75 

Elementary Textbooks 322.80 

High School Stationery and Supplies . . . 471.70 

Elementary Stationery and Supplies .... 753.90 

1,984.15 

Total Expenses of Instruction $29,180.59 

Expenses of Operation 

High School: 

Wages of Janitor $1,300.00 

Fuel 820.66 

Miscellaneous 518.35 

$2,639.01 



Elementary: South West Center Total 

Wages of Janitor $722.00 $684.00 $640.00 $2,046.00 

Fuel 513.27 403.90 232.80 1,149.97 

Miscellaneous . . 135.25 120.65 111.39 367.29 

$1,370.52 $1,208.55 $984.19 $3,563.26 

Total Expenses of Operation $6,202.27 

Maintenance and Repairs 

High School $229.59 



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South West Center 

Elementary $807.84 $70.57 $105.76 984.17 

Total Maintenance and Repairs $1,213.76 

Auxiliary Agencies 

Libraries $15.31 

Health 205.00 

Transportation 4,000.00 

Miscellaneous 58.60 

New Grounds and Buildings 191.64 

New Equipment 127.10 

$4,597.65 

Total Expended $43,498.72 

Unexpended Balance 1.28 

$43,500.00 



PAID FOR SUPPORT FOR YEAR ENDING 
DECEMBER 31, 1935 



General Control 

Superintendent, Salary $1,999.92 

Secretary 150.00 

Office Expenses: 

Noyes Print, Requisition Blanks $2.54 
Yawman & Erbe, File Folders . . 7.00 
Murphy & Snyder, Letterheads . 21.50 
Wright & Potter Printing Co. . . 4.17 
So. Acton Post Office, Envelopes 48.72 
N. E. Telephone & Telegraph Co. 53.23 
The Macmillan Co., Professional 

Books 3.24 

Picken Printing Co 3.00 

Henry S. Wolkins, Labels 1.08 

Robert S. Osterhout, Graduation 

Programs 8.00 

World Book Co., Primary Tests .35 
Remington Rand Inc., Office 

Cards 1.70 

154.53 

Total General Control ."777777777 $2,304.45 



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Expenses of Instruction 

Supervisor's Salary, Music $382.50 

Supervisor's Salary, Manual Training . . 705.00 

Supervisor's Salary, Penmanship 262.50 

Music Supervisor's Expenses 70.33 

1,420.33 

Principal's Salary, High School 1,108.37 

High School Teachers' Salaries : 

Edith Ames, Part $700.00 

Elsie Bixby 1,695.00 

Margaret Boornazian 1,500.00 

Robert Dolan 1,400.00 

Barbara Douglass 1,185.00 

Walter Holt 1,777.50 

Henry Hopkinson 2,000.00 

Howard Jones, Substitute 22.50 

Louise Price, Substitute 5.00 

Thomas Yetman, Substitute 15.00 

10,300.00 

Elementary Teachers' Salaries : 

Edith Ames, Part $700.00 

Ruth Berglind 397.50 

Grace Callanan 360.00 

EHse Dickerman 1,200.00 

Richard Greenman 240.00 

Marjorie Jones, Part 954.62 

Jessie Kinnevan 1,100.00 

Julia McCarthy 1,400.00 

Florence Merriam 1,247.50 

Ella Miller 675.00 

Louise Price 635.00 

Gertrude Puhakka 1,020.00 

Mary Stolte 1,080.00 

Harriet Suchovsky 760.00 

Ruth Sutcliffe 1,025.00 

Marion Towne 1,370.00 

Forrest Wing 98.12 

Flora Reed, Substitute 105.00 

14,367.74 



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High School Textbooks 

John C. Winston Company $1.19 

C. C. Birchard & Company 30.59 

J. P. Lippincott Company 27.87 

The Macmillan Company 130.47 

Allyn & Bacon 16.53 

Ginn & Company 44.29 

Tracy Music Library 31.96 

Noble & Noble 12.50 

New York Times 6.38 

Benj. H. Sanborn Company 2.82 

Edward E. Babb & Co., Inc 38.04 

Charles W. Homeyer & Company 18.00 

Henry Holt & Company 41.85 

D. C. Heath Company 5.86 

World Book Company 1.15 

Dura Binding Company 26.25 

Elementary Textbooks 

The Macmillan Company $ .85 

Scott Foresman & Company 122.34 

G. & C. Merriam Company 8.28 

Noble & Noble 24.71 

Ginn & Company 40.77 

American Book Company 12.62 

Welles Publishing Company 10.14 

Edward E. Babb & Co., Inc 43.47 

D. C. Heath Company 2.26 

Silver Burdett Company 8.00 

Houghton Mifflin Company 6.30 

Charles Scribner's Sons 14.78 

Charles E. Merrill Company 2.03 

Dura Binding Company 26.25 

High School Stationery and Supplies 

0. H. Toothacker, maps |1.50 

Edward E. Babb & Co., Inc., paper, rec- 
ord books, supplies 126.00 



435.75 



322.80 



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J. L. Hammett Company, paper, pencils, 

crayons, supplies 109.44 

Murphy & Snyder, lab. paper 4.00 

Typewriter Maintenance Co., stencils . . . 11.44 

John C. Cheever Company, paper 26.85 

The Papercrafters Inc., paper 55.60 

John C. Winston Co., business forms . . . 31.44 
U. S. Typewriter Ribbon Co., carbon 

paper, ribbons 10.30 

Gledhill Bros., pencils, flag 46.63 

Old Corner Book Store Inc 1.15 

A. J. Torsleff, printing 1.75 

Hayden Costume Company, operetta .... 3.00 

M. E. Taylor Co., graduation decorations .50 

V. M. Baxter Co., graduation decorations 1.10 

Vannah Lithograph Company, diplomas . 37.80 

The Bon Marche, ribbon 3.20 



Elementary Stationery and Supplies 

Edward E. Babb & Co., Inc., paper, rec- 
ord books, supplies §139.55 

J. L. Hammett Company, paints, pencils, 

erasers 103.99 

Wm. P. Proctor Co., manual training sup- 
plies 24.72 

Ditto Inc., elementary pads 6.38' 

The Papercrafters Inc 54.50 

Brodhead-Garrett Company 342.87 

A. W. Davis Company, manual training 

supphes 9.46 

Charles E. Homeyer Co., pitch pipes .... 5.00 

Gledhill Bros. Inc 42.27 

Mass. Reformatory for Women, flags . . . 12.72 

Milton Bradley Company, map 7.34 

W. H. Brine Company, football 5.10 



471.70 



753.90 



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High School Operating Expense 

Daniel MacDougall, Janitor |1,300.00 

Fuel 820.66 

Miscellaneous : 

M. E;. Taylor & Co., screws, 

shellac |1.44 

A. W. Davis Co., glass, wax, etc. 42.99 
The Dallman Co., killdust, mops, 

brushes 26.25 

Boston Consolidated Gas Co. ... 29.90 
Edison Electric Illuminating Co. 165.55 

C. L. McCarthy, washers 2.88 

Perkins & Butler Inc., toilet 

paper 14.10 

Hi-Gien Lab'tory, soap, brushes 10.90 
C. B. Dolge Co., ban, alta-co . . . 12.25 

Eastern Oil Company 4.50 

MacPherson's Hardware, sash, 

wired glass 5.60 

William H. Horner, soap, pipe / 

solvent 5.25 

West & South Water Supply . . . 37.23 

Gledhill Bros., hinges 54.05 

Masury- Young Co., oil 20.31 

Maydale Beverage Co., distilled 

water 75 

The Holmerden Co., tacola 5.00 

West Disinfecting Co., soap, 

paper towels 74.40 

Commissioner of Public Safety, 

boiler inspection 5.00 

518.35 



Total High School Operating Expense 2,639.01 

Elementary Operating Expense 

South West Center 

Janitors . . 1722.00 |684.00 $640.00 |2,046.00 
Fuel 513.27 403.90 232.80 1,149.97 



$1,235.27 $1,087.90 $872.80 $3,195.97 



—-ISO- 
Miscellaneous 



South 
Edison Electric 111. Co. . . $49.93 

C. B. Dolge Co., ban 4.09 

Eastern Oil Co 4.00 

MacPherson's Hardware, 

sash 1.60 

South Acton Dept. Store, 

dry cells 2.52 

The Dallman Co., cloths, 

mops 5.92 

Arthur Jalonen, gravel . . 8.95 

Ralph Jones, gravel .... 6.00 

Masury- Young Co 8.67 

The Holmerden Co., tacola 1.67 

L. C. Hastings 8.38 

J. L. Hammett Co., bas- 
kets 1.25 

West Disinfecting Co., 

towels, soap 24.80 

West & South Water Sup- 
ply 6.08 

J. S. Moore .75 

Teksag Sales Co., fuses . .64 

A. W. Davis Co 

Baker's Filling Station . . 

M. E. Taylor Co 

William Livermore 

E. S. Fobes 

Wm. Proctor Co 



West Center 

S45.38 829.01 

4.08 4.08 

4.00 4.00 



3.13 



5.92 



1.60 



5.91 



9.30 




1.67 


1.66 


1.23 


1.23 


24.80 


24.80 


8.71 


10.12 


.62 


.62 


10.46 




1.35 






3.16 




12.00 




11.50 




1.70 



§135.25 §120.65 §111.39 367.29 

Total Elementary Operating Expense 3,563.26 



High School Maintenance and Repairs 



George Braman, repairs 

Acton Pipe Co., material and repairs . 
William B. Holt, bubbler and plumbing 



$10.50 
14.34 
35.78 



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Wilmot B. Cleaves, tune piano 10.00 

Porter Cable Machine Co., sand belts .... 4.11 

International Machines Corp., repair clock 10.35 

Gledhill Bros. Inc., hinges 120.75 

L. C. Smith & Corona Typewriter Inc. . . 4.94 

B. A. Kind 3.50 

Albert E. Sims, plumbing 11.36 

MacPherson's Hardware, batteries & belt 3.96 



Total High School Maintenance and Repairs 229.59 

Elementary Maintenance and Repairs 





South 


West 


Center 


William B. Holt 


$1.15 


$3.30 




Wilmot B. Cleaves 


6.00 




$3.00 


Albert E. Sims 


655.01 


9.73 


21.40 


L. T. Fullonton, stock 


22.40 






A. W. Davis Co 


3.95 


3.95 




M. E. Taylor Co 


64.36 




64.36 


George L. Janarin 


1.50 






W. J. Costello, signs 


10.00 






Holland Furnace Co 


30.00 






B. A. King 


11.47 






Hayward & Fullonton 


2.00 






E. R. Sanborn 




3.50 




West Disinfecting Co. . . . 




31.35 




South Acton Coal & Lum- 








ber Co 




.47 
15.40 




James N. Berry 




Wm. Proctor Co 




2.87 




Robert Willett 






3.00 


Arthur Jalonen 


9.00 


W. F. Blaisdell 


2.00 


Christian Jensen 






3.00 



$807.84 $70.57 $105.76 
Total Elementary Maintenance and Repairs 984.17 



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Auxiliary Agencies 

Health: 
Dr. Ernest Mayell, examinations in 

high and elementary grades $200.00 

Dr. 0. L. Clark, special examination . . 5.00 

205.00 

Transportation : 

A. W. Davis