The North Adams Transcript from North Adams, Massachusetts on July 29, 1963 · Page 4
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North Adams, Massachusetts
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Monday, July 29, 1963
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FOUfl THE NORTH ADAMS. MASSACHUSETTS, TRANSCRIPT MONDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 29, 1963 Huteh Klin Uonlrol Tree Board Member Says City Program Wastes $8,000 A member of Lhe city's Shade Tree Commission today attacked the city's Dutch elm disease control program and charged, "... all we are doing now is wasting $8,000 of taxpayers money." In a letter to Hie Transcript David U Gomeau o[ 108 Corinth St., an arborist appointed to (he commission in March, also maintains: —It is not necessary for the city to employ an assistant tree warden, a position depleting already insufficient funds. —The Dutch elm disease is nowhere near as serious as depicted by Public Works Commissioner Joseph J. Girardi in Friday's Transcript. "During the six months that I've been a member of this coin- mission only two meetings have taken place." At those two meetings ttie topic was Hie planting of maple trees along the Center Street parking lot, he notes. "After all the time and work devoted to this, project by the commission (lie work has never been ixine," he adds. "The assistant tree warden (old the commission that he would see to it ttiat this project is carried out by summer," he says. Although not -tienlimied by name in tlie letter, the assistant tree warden is Thomas F. McCarthy of 392 Church St., appoint' —Twice as much should be ap-[ed by Mayor Francis C. Florin! propriated for tree work in the municipal budget. Only Two .Meetings And Mr. Gomeau apparently finds fault with his own conunis sion when he says: BOSTON POPS AT TANGLEWOOD ARTHUR FIEDLER Conductor Leonard Pennarlo, Soloist Wednesday, July 31, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $3 lo $6 Available Now Festival Box Office Tanglewood Lenox, Mass. Tel. (413) 637-1600 in February of this year. The tree warden is Commissioner Girardi. At the time Mayor Florini said City Council confirmation^ wasn't needed because the position isn't salaried. However Mr. McCarthy, son of Williamstown tree surgeon Robert E. McCarthy, is paid on an hourly basis for work he does for the city such as removing a tree or taking samples of bark. Not Necessary Mr. Gomeai' maintains the assistant tree warden's position isn't necessary for the amount of tree work being done. Mr. Gomeau acknowledges that there is a Dutch elm disease prob lem in the city alllvough he says il isn't as severe as staled by Commissioner Girardi in Friday's Transcript. Commissioner Girardi tiad guessed about 1,000 of the 4,000 elm trees in North Adams were diseased; lhal alwul 100 were verj badly diseased; and that perhaps only 20 trees could be taken down this summer. "Mr. Girardi stated," Mr. Gomeau's letter says, "that the flood control project helped to spread the disease to the south of us. "The truth of this stalement is that the south end like the rcsl of the city has been neglected,' lie adds. He points to Adams nnd Wil liamstown as places where the disease is being' held in check; '• Adams and Willinmstown have Dutch elm in their towns, at present it is impossible to eradicate this disease, but like om neighbors we can hold it in check." Only Half Mr. Gomeau, who passed the Massachusetts Certified Arborisl examination, says the $8,000 appropriated in the budget for Dutch elm disease atid insect "The city now pays this mnn| pes i control is only half "what for sampling eltn trees, a service ... which was formerly done for notti ing, and the wages which this man earns are further depleting in insufficient tree budget," he says. July 30-August 3 A'ir Condifioned Wtlliarrutowfl, Mais. Te). 458-4146 Exciting Drama About Freud A FAR COUNTRY .-Fn., 8:40; Sat. a* 5 4 9—Ticket Agency. Peebles Jewel Shop K'.-.t: LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (Curlaln at 8:00 Tuesday-Saturday) Hurry! tnd *Tom'w! Show Starts at Approx. 8:30 ocT m- mm m jessf M _ALSO IN COLOR!_ "Mothra" Starts WED.! True Story of John F. Kennedy "pr 10Q" IN COLOR we should put up." Three or four of the tj diseased trees the city is getting around -r depleting | 0 removing have been diseased department so | ong u, a t ne arby trees have become infected, he says, 'I sampled them myself last summer," he adds. "Our key trees should be watched very closely. When they have limbs that begin to show 'will, tile diseased limbs should be removed. This sometimes slows up the disease for two or three years," Mr. Gomeau says. And the certified arborist says the spraying of individual elms is useless unless it's a part of a complete control program. Again referring to The Transcript story of Friday Mr. Go- mean says "It was stated that between 1941 and I960 only 318 trees were sampled in this city. "For 19 years," he continues, "one of two. things happened; either the city missed their golden opportunity to control this disease or they did not bother to have any more than 381 trees sampled." He said he spoke to the mayor about tile feasibility of the city establishing a separate tree department. But the mayor maintained North Adams is too small and that the department would cost too much money, Mr. Gomeau says. "It would not cost us any more than the way we are doing it now. All we are doing now is wasting $fl,00fl of taxpayer money," he concludes. The Tree Commission was established informally in April ol 1960 by then Mayor Louis J. Diamond. The ordinance formally establishing the group was submitted to the Council two months later. In general the commission is supposed to supervise all tree planting on land adjacent to public ways and parks. DIVING FORMS —Youngsters escaping heat at Windsor Lake yesterday snowed a variety of styles in diving. Here's a side-winder. WATER SITTER — Jumper who has just hit water looks as though ha were sitting on it. Chums following him are going straight down. BELLY-FLOPPER — Lad in air is going to hit prefry flat. And girl above him it going to' get a nose and mouthful. : -W^:«Y?H j»v r f £4f NO CHAIR — This young diver needed a chair to complete his sitting position on leap off the Windsor Lake diving board. NO PRIZES but coo[ comfort were results of these odd approaches fo water. (Transcript photos by Randolph Trabold) Saratoga race course opens today. The thoroughbreds are back for the Racing Centennial. Nine races daily, Monday through Saturday, now through August 24. Post time: 2 PM Charge Dropped But Police May Yet Bring Others As Special Justice Benjamin Apkin dismissed a failure to keep lo (he right charge in District Court Saturday, he said the acquittal did nol prevent police from bringing oilier charges against a 73-year-old defendant, Saturday's charge against Joseph Culpo of 55 Whitman St. was dropped -when Ihe prosecution lacked evidence to back up the failure to keep to the right count. Judge Apkin remarked, however, Unit there appeared lo be negligence in the case and suggested the possibility of R danger- OILS driving complaint. Cuipo's car crashed into another operated by Dr. Samuel S. Dworkin of 21 gast St., Adams, June 29 on Marshall Street. Police said the accident occurred when Cul]X> tried to ncgotinte a legal U-turn on Marshall Slrcet. Actirjg Police Chief William H. Garner sflid he would consider pressing another charge. River St. Man Slugged by Son, Stitches Taken A River Street man required several stitches over his left eye early Sundny morning, after his 20-year-old son slugged him during a dispute, he said. He was treated at the North Adams Hos- p.tal by Dr. John C. Cashin and released. The argument started, according to the father, when his unlicensed son took the car. After returning from the hospital, the father informed police by telephone that his son took the car for the second time. Police were unable lo locate the car bul they havu a previous similar charge against the youth who is due in District Court July 31. The father was informed of his assault and bcttcry rights. At the Movies PARAMOUNT: "Come Blow Your Horn," 1.00, 4.45, 8.30; "Pa- pf.'s Dclicale Condition," 2.55, G.40. COURY'S DRIVE-IN: "Bye Bye Birdie," 10.10; "Mothrn," 8.30. Ask School Board To Approve Changes In Greylock Plans The "ihool Committee Wednesday night will be asked to approve what School Supt. Robert N. Taylor calls minor structural changes in the Greylock School addition plans. Architects Freeman - French Freeman requested the 7 p. m. meeting after apparently deciding that a jelly-like soil condition discovered on the site will require design changes in the foundation. The new wing is slated to be ready for use a year from September. The architects are also expected to give the committee the result;; of a topographical survey laken of (he Kemp Avenue site, the board's first choice for the location of a new grammar school in the East End. Leonard Giroux Wed 20 Years, Feted at Party Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Giroux of 35 Avenue A, were honored at] a surprise parly at their home Sunday celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary. About 30 relatives and friends attended the affair given by Mrs.; Giroux's brother anct sister, John Brooks and Mrs. Sterling Hewitt. The couple was presented a large anniversary cake, numerous gifts and a purse of money, BENNINGtOJ DRIVE-IN THEATRE Boute 67 • 67A Tonight and Tomorrow Franc swama Plus iGUNFIGHTAT THE'iJ.K.CORRAL Dr. Flaherty out of town until. Aug. 12th. — Adv. , CO LOP* IE •;Sl!\!\liJUHF_Vi!:: . I Mila North of Ulli.m Circle BOX OFFICE OPFN 10 A. M. lo 10 P. M. Phone 785-8559 Opens Tomorrow Night Edcfie Rich present! Cesar Romero • "Strictly Dishonorable" Eves 8:-IO Sal. 5:30 4 9:15 Sun. 8 P.M. Tichnls at Box Office, by mail or phone 785-8559, Child Free .vith eacli paid ticket for 5:30 Sal. show. Tickets also Peebles Jevvel Shop. N EXT" W EE K MARQARET WHITING In "WILDCAT" SUN ftLIG. 11 .it 3 P.M. "PINOCCHIO" LIVE CHILDREN'S SHOW TOM'W HIT NO. I What Wai the Secret Of The City Beneath the Sea! 'City Beneath The Sea 1 In Color! 2 MAJOR ATTRACTIONS dues.) 1 P.M. HIT NO. 1 War Was NEVER like This Hilarious FUN! 'Bock Up Front' You Must LAFF At H! ANYONE (Under 14 years of age) 35c Carefully AIR CONDITIONED For Your Comfort. PARAMOUNT Phone MO 3-5295 ENDS TUES. Heiij«,rfnHn,..lauahsitis! Gome BLOW YOUR HORN All NEW COLOR Programl " — Jackie «eason| li sweet You'll Laugh. ,,-j You'II Sing..., You'll Enjoy ''\M\"\ Every Happy Moment!- TSMERKEL. weHODGES. itau.POUARD. pete, BROWN '^^ F *^

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