The North Adams Transcript from North Adams, Massachusetts on July 20, 1963 · Page 15
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The North Adams Transcript from North Adams, Massachusetts · Page 15

North Adams, Massachusetts
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Saturday, July 20, 1963
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r-OUKlttht iHt NUKlH ADAMS. MA*:»ACHUi.feHS. SAIUKPAY AFfbRNOON. JULY 20. 1963 Rising Crime Trend Reflected in City By THAYER WALKER In the wake of skyrocketing national crime statistics in 1962, released Thursday by the F.B.I., a check of local crime figures for the past 15 years indicates North Adams has shared the nationwide trend. In 1947 when the post-war crime boom first began to be felt, 22,213 persons lived in North Adams. Offenses Tripled As of January I, 1963, according to the census, the population had dropped over 2,000 to 20,184. Yet larceny and breaking and entering alone nearly tripled during that period and crimes Hgainst the public order jumped over 78 per cent. These figures, coupled with approximately twice as many assault and battery arrest;!, manifest a substantial boost in local major crimes. The statistics were lifted out of l!M7's and 1962's police reports to the mayor, published in the Annual Reports. The lists do not include unsolved crimes, which, ac- ARTERY ARCADE YOUR DISCOUNT DEPARTMENT STORE WITH OVER 100 DEPARTMENTS SHOP DAILY 10A.M.-10P.M. cording to police officials, have increased markedly in the postwar period. Acting Police Chief William H. Garner said a comparison of the separate figures is valid and a good indication of the seriousness of the crime problem. 300 Percent While crimes against the person showed a surprisingly minor increase (from 21 to 23), crimes against property (i.e., larceny, fraud, forgery, breaking and entering) jumped almost 300 percent, averaging about one arrest every three days. Crimes against the public order resulting in arrests vaulted over the 1,000 mark to 1,018, compared to 803 in 1947. Although figures relating to juvenile delinquency were not included in Inst year's report, Capt, Garner said the problem was one of significant police concern because of-its increasing frequency. In all, local authorities received 2,764 complaints last year, in contrast to 1,550 in 1947, a hike of over 1,200. Lescarbeau Named For Achievement Awards Program Edward Lescarbeau, a Drury High School student, has been nominated for the annual achievement awards program sponsored by tlie National Council of Teach- e s of English. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Lesearbeau of River Rd., Clarksburg. For the sixth year, Hie council is conducting the awards program to grant recognition to outstanding high school seniors for excel Ic-nce in English. Negotiations for the purchase by the city of UO acres of YMCA land so the city may expand its recreation area at Windsor Lake! tiave been resumed. Municipal Park and Recreation Commission Chairman George A. Fairs disclosed today that the commission last fall asked the] YMCA's Board of Trustees if they would be interested in selling the 110 acres. We are waiting to the YMCA'on this," he added. Southwest of Beach If and when a concrete negotia- BANK ADVISORS — Shown above, left to right, «r« Martin J. Mullen, Clinton E. Whitn«y and Dr. Harvey H. Bianco, who have b«en named to the Advisory Agricultural Bank Adds Three Local Men as Advisors Dr. Harvey H. Bianco, Martin J. Mullen and Clinton E. Whitney have been named to the Advisory Board of the North Adams Office of First Agricultural National Bank of Berkshire County, it was announced today by Gardner L. Brown of Pittsfield, President. Brown staled, "We are pleased that these men have agreed to serve us Advisory Board members. They are long time residents of the North Adams area and their knowledge and leadership should prove exceptionally valuable to us." Other advisory board members are Ralph E. Ballon, Herbert B. Clark and Sheldon Shapiro. Dr. Blanco Dr. Bianco has been a physician in North Adams since 1D3G. He is a graduate of Drury High School, Georgetown University and Georgetown University Board of the North Adami branch of the First Agricultural National Bank of Berkshire County. U ttllU WMCU O tuliv*clc IJC£Ub*n »llia.x\/l. B^«»~« vin. i...~.. .. .. tion stage is reached, the YMCA'slwould be interested in selling School of Medicine. He has serv- :d as Chairman of the Board of Health in North Adams and is presently President of the North Adams Hospital staff. He is a member' of the Northern Berkshire Medical Society, Massachusetts Medical Society and American Medical Association. He is married to the former Helen B. Nn ugh ton of North Adams. They have two sons, John nnd Pliillip. Mr. Mullen Mr. Mullen is Vice President, Treasurer and General Manager of Mullen Mayflower, a moving and storage firm which services the tri-state area. He was educated nt Drury High School and Riverside Military Academy. His many interests include Lions Club, Not'lh Adams Country Club, B. P. O. Elks No. '187; Holy Name Society, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Knights of Columbus and the Y.M.C.A. In addition, he is a director of the Northern Berkshire Development Corporation, director of North Adams Chamber of Commerce and a member of the School Committee of the Charles McCann Vocational Technical High School. He resides at 100 Porter Street, North Adams with his wife and live children. Mr. Whitney Mr. Whitney was born in North Adams, is presently owner of Whitney's Beverage Slwp and President of Mount GreylocV Bowl Corporation. He was educated in North Adams' schools and graduated from Drury High School. .Whitney has served on the City Council, as Past Master of Greylock Lodge of Masons, Chairman of Red Cross drives, President of the Lions Club and the Nortii Adams Country Club and is President of the Northern Berkshire Development Corporation. In addition, he is a member of North Adams Lodge of Elks, 'laconic Golf Club and First Congregational Church. He is married to the former Lucia Peloquin of Nortii Adams. They have twin sons, David and James, sen, iors at Drury High School. Personal Paragraphs Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Finore anc their daughter, Rosemrie, of Brooklyn, N.Y., are spending two weeks vacation with Mr. nnd Mrs. Ernest Means and family of 881 Massachusetts Ave. Old Windom Terrace Wai I Finally Given More Muscle City Again Eyes "Y" Windsor Lake Land acreage immediately »outh "id some five or six acres just to the west gf ^ e c n y >, 23-acre beach north of the city's park so the picnic grove at the lake would be purchased. The city's Conservation Com- municipal beach could be expanded. Gradually the talks expanded mission would handle any such to include the entire 110-acre transaction because, Mr. Fairs tract. The negotiations broke off said, that way the state will re- abruptly a litlle over a year ago imburse the city for SO per cent when the YMCA put a $100,000 (later reduced to $60,000) price of the cost. The Park and Recreation Corn- tag on the land. In January the city bought for picnic site. About two years ago the commission asked the YMCA if it A 50 or 00-year-old "problem child" for the city has been lamed by Hie ex|>endilure of $900, or at least Public Works Commissioner Joseph J. Giranii hopes so. The "problem child" is the ancient, fieldstone wall which has been holding up the southeast side of Windom Terrace for about six decades. Popping Habit The veneratte wall lias almost withstood the test of lime. In recent years, however, its limestone block in a 30-foot square section near the top have been in the habit ot popping out, largely because of the tons of earth the wall lins been holding up for a half century. The wnl! is what's known as a "dry wall' — that is no mortar was used between its big, limestone blocks. That section of the wall has become so dangerous Hint the residents of the narrow little street — which connects Church and Dover Sts. — ha\e periodically declared the wall off limits. The wall rises to a height of 16 feet and is topped by a rather ancient:!ooking cast-Iron fence. In the post Commissioner Girar- di has said '<he best way to fix the wall permanently is to replace it with a poured concrete wall — possibly a $10,000 project. Breathe Easier The taxpayers, the mayor and the City Council breathed easier when he came up with the $900 scheme. City workers last week dug behind the wall — on the street side — to the base. They pulled the protruding stones back in place and reinforced that section with about seven yards of poured concrete. Actually, they found, the "wall" consists of two walls butted against, each other — apparently an earlier attempt at- reinforcement. Next step is to replace/150 feet of domestic sewer line underneath Windom Terrace which broke, because the dirt shifted when the wall sagged, causing raw sewage to seep through the blocks of the wall. This will cost $500 more, Commissioner Girardi said. In addition to the lake rights, [he purchase included a strip of and about five rods deep on the periphery of the lake on the MCA side. The possibility of acquiring more and has delayed the execution of ilans to improve radically the present M-acr« municipal recre- ition site. This improvement project is wgged at an estimated cost of ,140,000. A savory drink from coffee and bananas is made in Uganda. Borrowing Authorized At budget time this year the City Council authorized the borrowing of the $140,000 by appropriating $8,000, a requirement when tire cily desires to borrow money. But the money has never been borrowed because the possibility of acquiring the YMCA land is again imminent. The improvement plan, which the commission calls its "master plan," was formulated in April of 1961 by Pittifield architect Robert B. Deloye. Various surveys and expenses brought its cost to several .thousand dollars. Included in the plan were such things as tennis and volleyball courts, horse shoe pits, shuffleboard courts, an arts and crafts building, a tenting area, an outdoor amphitheater, and expanded parking and picnic areas. Acquisition of more land would make this plan obsolete. 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