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North Adams, Massachusetts
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Tuesday, August 6, 1963
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TWO Itorksliire Downs THE NORTH ADAMS. MASSACHUSETTS. TRANSCRIPT TUESDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 6, 1963 Senate Croup, in Surprise, Backs 42 More Racing Days The Senate Ways and Means Committee in a surprise move yesterday endorsed a bill that would give Berkshire Downs in Hancock 42 more days of racing. Salvatore A. Rizzo, owner of the track that now has 24 days, claims be will go bankrupt if the state does not help him fight the competition of the new Pownal VI., race track. Out Half Million If Berkshire Downs goes under Rizzo says, the state will be out a half million a year in taxes. This year with the opening of Green Mountain Pnrk the handle nt Hancock dropped drastically as did the tax take. Senate President John F,. Powers, D-Boston, has come to Riz- 7.o's support. Earlier this year he filed the 42-extra-day bill and recently has been advocating a tax break for Berkshire Downs. All state revenue from the addl ional racing dates would go to he Board of Educational Assistance which makes scholarship oans and grants. As phrased the bill does not lention Berkshire Downs. It says nat no track in the state may ave more than a 66-day racing eason. Two Commercial Tracks Since there are only two commercial tracks in the state and he other—Suffolk Downs in Boson—already has 66 days, the bill, n effect, gives'Berkshire Downs 2 extra dates. A special House committee this ear investigated the past and iresent management of Berkshire Bag 5 bushels of leaves a minute! Why wait nntn spring to buy your new power mower when the 19G2Toro rotary with the exclusive ; "Wind-Tunnel" housing 5s available now —AND YOU CAN USE IT NOW to vacuum up and bag your leaves! Here's a power mower that makes ; leaves disappear like magic ... and you can do ^it on windy days because leaves nre tucked nway in the bag. A special Loaf Kit, containing. 2 giant " leaf bags and connecting . xt>ds, speed-up leaf cleanup—each bag holds up to five bushels. Come in and see why you get more for your money—more use from a Tororotary m ower. TORO LEV Hardware & Supply Co. Plumbing, Electrical, Roofing Supplies 26 Holder* St. MO 3-6596 Down* and other tracks In the state. As a result, Gov. Peabody has proposed a group of bills designed lo reform fair racing at commercial Iracks and in general. Many Sidetracked Many of these bills now appear to be sidetracked by the Legislature. During the grand jury probes that followed the House investigation, none of. the management of the track was indicted. Berkshire County's Committee of 1,000 has vigorously opposed granting of tax relief or extra racing days to the Hancock track. Jobless Pay Claims Drop 34 to 80 Northern Berkshire unemploy nent claims droppetj by 34 last week but were still far higher han at the same time in 1962. According to figures of the local Employment Security office lew and reopened claims filet asl week stood at 80 compared vith 115 the week before. New and continued claims las week totaled 72U compared will 88 a year ago. GE Crone Operator Strike Is Spreading SCHENECTADY, N.Y.— All 335 crane operators and followers a he General Electric Co. plan lere struck yesterday,' joining 130 u the steam turbine- gen era tor dant who walked out Monday. Company officials said "sever J hundred" new lay-offs woulc e necessary today because ol ick of crane service. Nine hun- rcd non-strikers already have een idled by the strike and it as forecast that 1,500 to 1,700 mild be laid off by midweek. A union spokesman said the trike was exlended because the ompany would not arbitrate a ispute over crane manning. The ompany wants lo convert four rancs from cab operalion requir- ng two men to floor operation equiring one. ersonal Paragraphs Mrs. Marge Czerwinski of 90 lall SI. has relumed to work at Rudy's Hair Fashions Inc. afler a •acation to Atlantic City, N.J. PLANNING TO INVEST? WHY NOT TALK OVER YOUR NEEDS WITH US? Full Tim« Professional Svrvica Donald L. LaFrancc WALTER DEL DOTTO * CO. 41 6ROYE ST., ADAMS DIAL 743-23 14 INDIVIDUAL SECURITIES AND MUTUAL FUNDS State Road Main Break Causes Officials Concern A six-inch water main underneath State Road sprang a leak during the night and pressure is building up steadily behind it, Acting Water Dept. Foreman Robert E. Galipcau said today. His workmen, at it since 7 a.m., hadn't reached the pipe as of 1 p.m. The break is between Phelps and Chantilly Avenues, opposite 69fi Slate Road. A pump is in operation, As yet not too much,_ water has been lost. Mr. Galipeau is anxiou: about tfle pressure building up however. At 1 p.m. he said it will be necessary lo suspend water service to about 40 or 45 services in the area. It might be restored by 5 p.m., he said. Yesterday at about 2 p.m. another water main, opposite 59 Chestnut St., broke. It was 8 p.m. before a Water Department crew got things under control—by repairing a broken shutotf valve in the pipe. "It was a humdinger," Mr. Jalipeau remarked. Complicating ;hings was the pipe's rotten condition. Minor Blaze Snuffed In Policeman's House Fire-flghlers snuffed out a minor blaze in the sub-flooring of a home owned by local Patrolman Theodore Meranti of 16 North St. this morning. The fire, which was quelled by a booster stream, caused minor damage. City Calendar Tonight AIRPORT COMMISSION—Conference Room at City Hall, 5:15 p.m. DR. GEORGE L. CURRAN POST, Veterans of Foreign Wars —Regular meeting at 8 p.m. at post home. Tomorrow PLANNING BOARD — Public hearing on proposed unregistered motor vehicles law, City Council Chamber, 7:30 p.m. GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP -- will discuss St. Augustine's "Concessions" at 8 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bashevkin, Autumn Heights. Interested persons are welcome. THE LADIES TAKE UP FISCAL FITNESS As we explained before, the Berkshire Bank & Trust Fiscal Filncss Program has to do with money, not muscles, but these ladies decided to kill two birds with one stone, For instance, the sturdy miss In gym bloomers has been saving systematically with us, and will soon have her own home gym. Our cuslomcr in the middle took out a , low-cost loan to buy a one-way plane ticket to Toledo. . (She's going to walk back.) The lady in the sweat suit now pays all her bills by check, and uses the time saved working out wilh barbells. But we're not all athletes. The Berkshire Bank & Trust Company can keep you fiscally fit. The rest is up to you. "Berkshire I "Bank & TRUST •* ADAMS / ALLENDALE :' NORTH ADAMS : PITTSFIELD STOCKBRIDGE COUNTY—WIDE- BANKING —WISE; ;'. Member Federal Deposit Iniunnct Corporation Suit for $60,000 Aftermath of Fatal Accident in Adams A suit for $80,000 as an aftermath of a fatal accident in Adams in April was filed yesterday in Superior Court, entry day for August. The suit was brought by he estate of Elizabeth Wells of Adams against William J. Robinson and his father, Francis Robnson, of North Adams, Mrs. Well* was killed when struck by a car operated by William. Ako filed yesterday was a suit Jor $2o,000 by Barbara Tash of North Adams against Clarence K. and Barbara J. Demers of Clarksburg for personal injury and jroperly damage allegedly receiv- ;d in an accident on March 27. Thomas H. O'Neill of North Adams and Robert W. O'Neill of Adams filed a suit for $75,000 against Roland Langley of Adams as the result of a two-car accident here in October, 1961. A fall on a stairway is the basis for a $25,000 suit brought 3y Rosario Girard of this city against Albert J. and Lena O. Richard of Williamslown. He claimed he was injured in the fall on property owned by Ihe Richards. Stephen W. Patryn of North Adams and Stephen F. PiUryn of Adams brought a $20,000 suit against Clifton L. Pause and Rose Metallo of Adams as a sequel to an automobile accident in this city Aug. 11, 1961. Doris and Wilfred Hougeau of Adams sued Edward F. Pringle of Adams for $15,000 as a result of an automobile accident in that town Nov. 11, 19fi2. Stock Ularket Today NEW YORK CAP)—The stock market rally that got under way Friday rolled on early this afternoon in moderately active trading. Prices were holding at about ;heir best levels. Oils and tobaccos paced the ad- •ance with some gains running to a point or so. Steels, aircrafts, utilities, chemicals and rails also pushed ahead. Gains of key issues ranged fiom fractions to about a point or so with a few specialties pick' ing up 2 or 3 points. , The averages were boosted by gains of a point or so by Public Service Electric & Gas, Du Pont, Southern Railway and Liggelt & Myers. The Associated Press .average of 60 slocks at noon had gained ,8 at 271 with industrials up 1.2, rails up .0 and' utilities up .3. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 3.09 at 705.64. General Motors was ahead by a small fraction. Chrysler was up nearly' a point. Jones & Laughlin added half a point and U.S.- Steel, Bethlehem and Republic were ahead by les ser fractions. IBM added 3Vi and Polaroid and Xerox were up 2. Armstrong Cork advanced 3 points and Control Data was up IV'a. Electronic Associates gained 1%. Prices were mixed on the American Slock Exchange. Corporate and U.S. government bonds were mostly unchanged. Levesque Pays Up Fine After Failing to Show Edward L. Levesque, M, of 2 Meadow St. yesterday after court paid the $20 still outstanding from a $25 fine levied against him in District Court last month for fail- ,ng to secure his car's handbrake. Levesque was scheduled to appear in court yesterday to meel [he lime-limit deadline but failed to show. ire Report* of funeral Inleretl tta of th» Northern Berkshire Community Bids on Removal Of Diseased Elms Under Advisement Thomas f. McCarthy, the city'« assistant tree warden, played somewhat of a dual role at the opening of bids this morning on he contract lo remove 11 dlieased :lm trees in the city. His father — Williarrutown Tree Surgeon Robert E. McCarthy submitted the second lowest bid at ;1,400. The, younger McC&rthy; sho is paid by the hour for jobs le does for the city, said he was representing his father at this morning's bid reading. Equipment Llit After the bid reading he reminded Public Works Commission' er Joseph J. Girardi who doubles as Ihe city's tree warden, lhat his alher had included wilh hu bid a list of equipment to be used, required in the bid specifications. He wanted Commissioner Girardi, who read the bids, to consider that factor if the other bidders lad omitted such lists. Commissioner Girardi said he'd take it under advisement. Low bidder al $1,180 was Joseph E. Sadlowski of Adams. The only other bidder was Gerald E. Cole of 13414 Brooklyn St., $2,694. The bids were laken under advisement by the commissioner. Mayor Francis C. Florin! reused to allow a fourth bid to be read because it was submitted 'ive minutes after Ihe 10:30 a.m. deadline. At Scattered Places The 11 trees, all afflicted with Dutch elm disease, are located at scattered places on city property ,hroughout the city. Commissioner Girardi revealed, after the reading, lhat the elder McCarthy has been given another lob - at $325 - to remove nine .ree stumps for the city. The other person who had been asked for an estimate on the job Mr. Sadlowski of Adams - had pegged the job at $460. The city is not required lo advertise for bids on jobs or purchases of less than $1,000. Department heads are merely required to oblain"estimates". They may award the job to whom hey deem fit. They must keep a record, open ;o the public, of such transac- ions, however. School Drop-out Film Being Shown at Coury "When I'm Old Enough, Good- Bye," a film aimed at discouraging school drop-outs, is being shown currently at the Coury Drive-in Theater on Curran Highway through the co-operation of Proprietor -Albert Coury with the North Adams Office of the state Division of Employment Security. Coury's is the first drive-in theater in the state to show the film, which is being screened in the break between its feature pictures. It is to be shown in Ihe next several weeks al drive-ins throughout Ihe slate. Mrs. Fern Gregalis, manager of the local DBS office, said th* film effectively shows the problem faced by young people who drop out of school and said she hoped many parents and stu- denls would see it. Conte Wonders if Killing In Korea Means Red Drive Cong. Silvio 0. Conte of Pittsfield wants to know whelher the killing of Ihree American soldiers on the Iruce line in Korea signals Hie slart of a new major Communist 1 offensive in Asia. He said so in a message lo his constituents from Washington. "With every American," the congressman said, "1 am deeply concerned with the recent border 3ast 10 years. We have an Army )r 50,000 soldiers there, including the 1st Cavalry and the 7th Infantry Divisions. The South Koreans have a 500,000-man army which is being equipped and trained by the United States. Let us make certain that we protect our men over there, and in so doing protect the vital interests of Hie United States throughout incidents in South Korea. The killing of American GI's within the American demilitarized zone is a great affront to the armistice agreement of 1!»53, which ended the bitter 37 month long war in that country. 'Every effort must be made to determine whether or not tliese ur fortunate incidents are part of a major Communist offensive in Asia. On their own, these unwarranted murders of American soldiers are serious enough. If, however, the United States Command in Korea cannot handle this si tualion, the Joint Chiefs of Staff should find out exactly what has inspired thU recent surge of anti- American aggression. "Just Wednesday, a Slate De partment official said in Washington that he 'Didn't want to pre elude the possibility of Iheir (the Incidents) being linked to wider developments in Asia.' We must make certain that they are not linked to Communist designs In Asia. Our military and economic assistance to South Korea has been fantastic over tlic Legion Auxiliary Past President Officers Appointed With 24 member* »nd two guests present a bi-monthly *ur> ?er meeting of the Pwt Preii dents' Committee of Berkshln District American Legion Aux llary was held last night at Uii Tome of Mrs. Ignatius Jezyk o Cheshire Harbor. The group was reorganized for the coming y«»r by the new dls trlcl chairman, Mrs. Walter W Syrett of Pittsfield, who presided Appointed by her were officer as follows: secretary, Mrs. Al bert H. Toupence, Adams; treas urer, Mrs. Burt Grew, Adams chaplain, Mrs. Albert H. Jtndro Daltonj sergeant-«t-»ntu, Mrs Russell F. Morey, Adams; scho! arship chairman, Miss Josephln W. Romaniak, Adams; ways an means committee, Miss Edith A Maynard, Adams, retiring dis triet chairman, Mrs. John Feth erston, Dalton, and Mrs. Bo; Emerson, Cheshire. Mrs. Tou pence, Mrs. Grew and Mis. Romaniak served in the same of fices last- year. Introduced to the group by Miss Romaniak, was Miss Katherin M. Kowalski of Cheshire, recipien of the Past Presidents' Coinmil tee $100 nursing scholarship whic she is to use at St. Luke's Hos pilal of Nursing where she has enrolled for the September er tering class. She was eccompanie by her mother, Mrs. Raymon Kowalski. Mrs. Jezyk, department pres dent of the axuiliary, spoke on membership and appealed lo Ih past presidents to take an acliv part in the enrollment of rw members and retention of pres ent ones with special effort o the junior membership phase as the potential senior members o coming years. Her sentiments were echoed b Mrs. Lucille Pease of Ashticld department vice president, guesl at the affair, and Mrs. A bert G. Clark of Pittsfield, d rector of Berkshire District Greetings were also extended th group by Mrs. Lottie Taylor of Eernardslon, a guest who accom panied Mrs. Pease. Proceeds of $21.50 were report ed from a sale of hand mad aprons and $16 was realized from a special fund raising projecl All of the Past Presidents' pro. ;cls are used for nursing scholar ship work. Special prites were awardet to Mrs. Gladys Fuller and Mrs Francis G. Smith, both of Dalton The next meeting is schedule Oct. 7 in Pittsiield. Risattis Start 2-Week Bicycle Trip in 2 States A North Adams couple an their 11-year-old son will lake o the carefree ways of gypsies fo the next two weeks on a bicyc! trip through Massachusetts anc Connecticut. Mr. and Mrs. Leo M. Risatt and their son, Richard, of 1 Richview Ave. left yesterday af ernoon from the east side of th Mohawk Trail carrying onl toothbrushes and a change o clothes. Their son, Franklin, drove th travelers to the east slope o the trail to give them a down hill start on the first leg of thei trip. The three Risatlis plan to hen inlo Connecticut and Ihen swin back lo Massachusclts for a vis; lo Cape Cod. During their trip they plan t slay overnight at motels along the route. Mrs. Risalti, a well-known hil ing and biking enthusiast in this area, is physical fitness instru< tor for the Inches Away Club Her husband is an employe o the General Electric Co., Pitt field, and their son attends Bray ton School. Although the Risattis are ar dent bicyclists this is their firs extended trip. New Labor Council nstalls Officers; Curry President Officers were installed Sund»y y the recently formed Northern Berkshire Labor Council, AFL- IO, with Robert J. Curry of e International Union of Elec- ical Workers at Cornish Wire .o, in V.'illiamstown and Black- iton as president. Alfred Zankl of Holyoke, a field rganizer for the AFL-CIO In- ucted the officers. The charter ir the Council was iuued June >. Other officers and their unions re: Vice president, Geroge - J ilarceau, barters; financial secretary-treasurer, Francis J. Sar- ori, Hunter's; recording secretary; John Sherman, carpenters; lergeant-at-arms, Bernard J. Goneau, Arnold Print; trustees, Joeph Dube, Cornish, chairman; onn Fortini, barber's, and Joeph A. Salerno, musicians. Other charter members are inaldo Farinon, carpenters; Vial Jourdenais, typographical; hilip Pugliese, beverage it*- jensers; Raymond Bergeron, ricklayers. The,Council will take the place f the former North Adams Cen- ral Labor Union which was an FL affiliate and which has been nactive for some time. Other unions in the area luslve of those already enrolled 'ill be invited to join, Mi 1 . Curry aid. The next meeting a Sept. 8. Northeast Airlines 'ittsfield Cut s Made Official The Civil Aeronautics Boarc •esterdny made official'and final ic discontinuance of airline pas- enger service to Pittsiield by Northeast Airlines. The service ac- ually was suspended more than year ago. The CAB yesterday nailed down he discontinuance of the North ast Pittsfield stop by approving a recommendation made in April iy Examiner Robert L. Park. II approved several other recom mendations for changes in New England service but took others mder study. In The Ifosnital Newly ad m tiled patients to forth Adams Hospital include: Mrs. Alfred Boucher of Mc- Lrthur St., Clarksburg, for sur ;ery. Mrs. Dorothy Pellerin of 80 Versailles Ave., for treatment. In other hospitals: DonaW R. Lescarbeau of 17> /eazie St. is at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Albany f.Y., for treatment. BLENDED WHISKEY $ QUART 01 JNUimo ir mnw»i oismuu MOM. co . N.V. m»w<i MDMH M moor f« M«M MUIWI SMII Two Unions Ask GE For3H% Pay Hikes NEW YORK (AP)—Two unions »ve asked for annual wage in- reuses of 314 per cent for the ,000 General Electric Co. em- loyes they represent In 72 plants irojghout the nation. The demand wu laid before omp»ny representatives as col- tctive bargaining negotiations *n*d yesterday on new thrte- ear contract* with the Intern*tonal Union of Electrical Worker* IUE) and the United Electrical Worker* (OE). Talk* Returned Negotiations resume today. The IUE, an AFL-CIO affiliate, epresenta some 70,000 GE em- loyes In 65 plants. The UB, «n Independent union, u about 11,000 members in aev- n GE plants. This union report- dly a»ked for a reduction in the •0-hour work week. The IUE asked th« company to Some of the currents feeding le Gulf Stream surge through Gulf of Mexico but they hard- mix at all with Its waters. restore a cost-of-living escalator clause dropped from the contract three years ago. Philip D. Moore, the company's chief negotialor and manager of Its employe relations service, has promised to "do everything in our powers to aware that em- ployes have no valid reason to strike." Give* Warning But Moore warned In a statement; "The new facts of domestic and foreign competition simply wouldn't permit us to try to 'buy' our way out." In 1960, negotiations resulted In a package totaling a 7 per cent wage increase spread over three years of the current pacts, which expfr« Sept. 30. Abuut 46 thousand U. S, sir travelers used the Lisbon airport in 1962. FREE T °"" Hord-of-H«aririg You will rx«tv* > lni«-l!f«, Ktltil I'M !n«ctj»« r.plko o( rtit AUDIVOX Pfxntam II* — I* WMV- ttll and Imp! 'ESPECIALLY DESIGNED FOB THOSE WHO HEAR, BUT DO NOT UNDERSTAND WOBDS Fill IN AND MAIl COUPON For F«EE tip]Ica North Adams Healing C«irt*f 28 Eogl* St., North Acfom, MOM. , CITY. 2 - SPECIALISTS - 2 Ready To Help With Your Hearing Aid Problem* CALL 2-2151 ... ASK FOR EITHER ROBERT R. MOULTON WILLARD E. BUSL Experfly t.-«in«d ipecralish will help you get the in- •tfumenf b*it «"ited for your need«. No obligation. Calf now. North Adams Hearing Center Robert R. 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