Fitchburg Sentinel from Fitchburg, Massachusetts on July 26, 1963 · Page 9
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Fitchburg Sentinel from Fitchburg, Massachusetts · Page 9

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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Friday, July 26, 1963
Page 9
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LUNENBURG -- ASHBY -- TOWNSEND PEPPERELL -- SHIRLEY -- GROTON -- AVER FORT DEVENS -- ASHBURNHAM -- WESTMINSTER FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1963 LEOMINSTER NORTH LEOMINSTER etitmel WHALOM DISTRICT RINDGE, N,H.-- JAFFREY, N. H. MASON, N. H. -- NEW IPSWICH, N. H. WINCHENDON -- GARDNER -- GREENVILLE, N. H. PAGE 9 PATRICIA BARRY A Natural Beauty .'Kind Sir' Star Relaxes -- Newsletter And Map Sent Out By LHA- 800 City Residents Get Early Look At Proposed Urban Renewal Plan Patricia-Barry finds. . m Challenge In Her Role I Patricia Barry is a very beaut ;ful lady with a problem--if you ca .'imagine such a thing. · Her-problem?-How-does an aci · ress play the role of an affluen ^successful actress and encourag ·her audience to believe that th .actress has a problem? It's kin ;of a problem within a problem. · Miss Barry says this is her diff ;cult task in the part she plays i · "Kind Sir," the bright corned Iwnich winds up tonight, tomorrow ·afternoon and tomorrow night a ILake Whalom Playhouse. · In "Kind Sir," Miss Barry play ^the role of a successful actress whi ;is lonely and falls in love with a ·man who tells her that he is mar Tied, separated from his wife, am ·cannot get a divorce. . Actually, her lover is single am. ·has an enormous distaste for mar -riage. It u when she discover ;that her lover--played by John ·Forsythe -- has hoodwinked he ;that the play reaches its unusua climax. . Rarely have Whalom audience ;Been such stunning clothing a 'Miss Barry displays in "Kind Sir.' ;They have been described by he co-star, John Forsythe, as "th '.most beautiful I have ever seen.' Miss Barry, who got her theatri .cal start at the nearby Peter Iborough, N. H. Summer Theater -certainly must be one of the Ibusiest actresses anywhere. Shi ·has appeared on virtually ever; iC/assOf'38 Sefs Reunion For Aug. 3 LEOMINSTER--Class of 1938 of leominster High School will hole its 25th reunion Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Leominster Lodge of Elks auditorium. Activities will begin with a so ;cial hour at 6.30, followed by a dinner, program and dancing with ian orchestra providing music. · In charge of the program are Mrs. Janet (Duval) Cannon, chairman; Nicholas Despo, Mrs. Barbara (Maston) Norton, Mrs. Muriel (Letarte) Cormier, Robert Law- 3er, Mrs. Natalie (Harrison) Sangster. Otto Palazzi, Dario Proietti, Miss Kathleen Smith .and Paul Finn. John Grain is chairman of the reception committee, assisted by Mrs. Cormier, Mrs. Loretta (Ballard) Flaherty, Mrs. Doria (Het- chcll) Remy, Doria Remy, Charles Remy, Mrs. Bernice (Cocci) Brideau, Mrs. Marion (Clark) Adams, Mrs. Ellen (Bessey) Hawkins, Mrs, Marsha (Falk) Simon, Mrs, Helen (Perz) Holton and Mrs. Mary (Leahey) Comeau. Members of the ticket committee are Gaston Dargis, chairman; Mrs. Dorothy (Floyd) Wheeler, Mrs. Lucy (Mercier) Brisson, Raymond Descotcaux, Mrs. Harriet (Foster) Martin, Mrs. Lucille (LaFrance) Fontaine and Mr. Grain. Publicity is handled by Mrs. Glenda (Caswell) Gardner, chairman; Mrs. Janet (Lehman) Finklestein and Mrs. Eileen (McCann) Enwright. · The attendance committee is Mrs. Barbara (Lancey) Colburn, and Everett Colburn, co-chairmen, Mrs. Claire (Gaillardet) Bouvier and Mr. Dargis. Leominster Births A son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stephens (Marie Lucas) of 82 Pierce street. A son to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar L. Brodeur (Rita Gallagher) of 163 Tisdale itreet. major dramatic show on television, twice being nominated for Emmy awards. "I-haven ! t-had~a vacation in 13 years," she said, as she relaxed on a chaise lounge on the shores of Lake Whalom. She wore a plain, cotton dress and her richly-colored auburn hair hung straight down-- in contrast to the stunning, glamorous beauty she exudes on stage. Yet, her natural beauty is unmistakable. Her conversation is animated and easy and concentrates solely on. her profession-- that of acting. She apparently is a woman whose entire being is enveloped in her work. Her "Kind Sir" problem of making an actress seem lonely and beset is a great challenge to her. "I have to walk a tightrope during the first two acts of 'Kind Sir,' to make the woman seem plausible. It's not easy." Does summer theater offer her some respite from the grind of television and mpvies? "Yes, it does." She related that she does have a few afternoons to herself when she can devote some time to her daughter who is traveling with her on the summer cir- Sportsmen Witt Plan Field Day LEOMINSTER - Plans for the annual outing and field trials of the ..eominster Sportsmen's Assn., to K held Sunday, Sept. 8, at Camp Bartlett, will be furthered at a neeting Wednesday night at the camp at 7.30. Appointment of a secretary to succeed Valeri Richards, who resigned, will be made by Pres. Free- and 0. Ringer, Jr. Announcement has been made hat William T. McLaughiin was he winner of the membership drive hat concluded July I. There is a hree-way tie for second place that will be decided at the session by new membership applications. James Gardner will report on a dance to be conducted "next month. Volunteers will be needed for the various committees and members may leave their-names--with the president at the meeting. Anthony Catanese of Fitchburg, who represented the club at the Mass. Junior Sportsmen's Camp in Spencer, will show films taken at the two-week attendance at the camp. The club is the recipient of two oil paintings,--depicting -huntinjf dogs, from Mrs. Wendell Lord, the artist. They will be placed on two doors at the end of the club hall. Work is being done by the pistol team in construction of a range in the cellar of the new addition. A block wall has been built to enclose the firing area. Herbert Young will show two films, "Bonanza at Great Bear," a lake trout fishing film, and "Bass in Hand." Refreshments will be served by Emile Rheault and his committee. City Woman To Observe 101st Year LEOMINSTER - Mrs. Fanny D. Follansbee, formerly of 353 Pleasant street, will observe her )irthday at the Pleasant View Vursing Home, 271 High street, inchendon. She will be the guest at a birth- cuit. But the relaxing ends there. Miss Barry already is anticipating a trip :o England where there is a possibility that she will be engaged in movie roles with the great Sir Alec Guinness. Then there's more television. The better breaks are on the way, she feels. She explained that when she first became busy on television, writers sent her only in- genue parts, but after her Emmy nomination for a role in Playhouse 90, writers began to think of her in more and varied parts. "And I like this," she said, "because it offers greater challenge and variety." Iday party at the nursing home. Born in Des Moines, la., July 30. 1862, she has been a resident ojf Leominster for nearly 70 years until she went to the nursing home. Last year on her 100th birthday, Mrs. Fqllansbee, who formerly resided with a daughter, Mrs. Esther F. Ladeau, now of Baldwinville, received a letter of congratulations from Pres. John F. Kennedy. She is a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church and the Nims Class of the church and a past matron of Temple Chapter; OES. Besides her daughter, she has three grandchildren, all of whom are doctors, and seven great-grand- MONOOSNOCK CENTER i.E0Miii*T£.N: ;MOU«IN* .-·.AUTHOR try URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT BOUNDARY MAP--Marked out in the above map is the demarcation of the 70-acre, $3,267,000 Leominster Monoosnock Center Urban Renewal Project for which the survey and planning phases have been started. Copies of the map and a newsletter, outlining facts of the project, were received in the mail today by 800 residents affected by the project. Leominster Briefs Th* Ltominirar bureau of The Sentinel is located in the Merehinti National Bank Building, 7-9 Main street, Leominster, second floor, Room 10. The telephone number is KE 7-0731. Ronald Aubucborf and Raymond Geer are in charge of reservations or St. Cecilia's Parish for the re- real at the Passionist Monastery, Vest Springfield, Friday, Saturday nd Sunday, Aug. 9, 10 and 11. Men f the parish planning to attend re asked to make their reserva- ions immediately. There will be no collection of rub- iish tomorrow, it was announced oday by the Board of Health. The Lepminster Colonial Band will provide a concert Tuesday rom 7.30 to 9 p.m. in front of the lid Town Hall. A Christ's ambassador service will be conducted tonight at 7.30 in he Assembly of God Church by Rev. Woo^r-w J. Fletcher, pastor. REMAINS OF SHED --A large storage shed containing a quantity of farm machinery, trucks, tractors, and other farm equipment and a large stock of automotive merchandise, new car and truck tires, grease, oil, batteries and other supplies were destroyed in a fire at the Vitamilk Dairy Goat Farms, Old Lancaster road, Harvard, just over the line from Ayer. Several communities joined in battling the blaze which was punctuated by explosions as oil barrels and grease blew up and added fuel to the flames. The shed was owned by Warren Ernst, who operates the goat farm. Ernst, who is also a distributor for an oil firm, had a large stock of merchandise on hand in addition to all of his farm machinery. A Bible study and prayer were held last night in the church. Richard F. Bussiere, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Bussiere of 24 McKinley street, is undergoing two weeks' active naval reservist training duty as a seaman recruit at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, 111. · - . - · · Patricia Thomas, 10, of 24 Bruce street was treated by Dr. John M. Cummings for a dog bite wound on the right arm, according to report 1 made to police last night. Theft of a baby carriage valued at $20 from a porch at 42 Summer street was reported to police yesterday afternoon. Volunteer training session for the Worcester County Center for the Blind will be held Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. in Room 218, 306 Main street, Worcester. Anyone interested in volunteering for driving, shopping, visiting, or other assistance to blind people may contact Mrs. Howard F. Lewis, director of volunteers at the center. Fire crews assisted the Lancaster department in. putting out a blaze on scrap material at the State Department of Public Works yard on Mechanic street, Lancaster, yesterday afternoon. Local fire- CHAIRMAN--George LaPlume, above, is chairman of the annual outing for children of members of the Leominster Lodge, Loyal Order of Moose, Sunday, at Lake Shirley, Lunenburg. More than 400 children will be entertained at the lodge's summer cottage with activities to start at 1 p. m. Rev. DiRusso Ordination Set LEOMINSTER - Rev. Justin DiRusso, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amedeo DiRusso of 63 Smith street, will fighters also put out fires in grass!be ordained a priest tomorrow LEOMINSTER -- An important j progress in accomplishing the ob- step is under way in Leominster's'jectives of its program, the feder- Monoosnock Center Urban Renewal ]al government has the authority Project--estimated to cost $3,267,- j "put a hold" on urban renewal 000--with a survey and planning ifunds being received by the corn- phase by Edwards and Kelcey of munity. Boston, city consultants, it was announced today by Chairman Sydney T. H. Harvey of the Leominster Housing Authority. The work includes test borings to establish sub-soil conditions in the hill under Mt. Pleasant avenue Earlier this week the Leominster Citizens' Advisory Committee in its initial report to the City Council warned if inadequate progress is shown federal aid for renewal, housing for the elderly and other projects may be restricted or cur- and interviewers are paying visits'tailed, to business establishments to bei Listing the procedures to follow followed by visits soon to industry Jin undertaking an urban renewal and homes. iproject the community must pro- To inform residents, businessmen and property owners residing in the urban renewal project, a ceed in the following manner: (l) the submission and approval of a survey and planning application. Newsletter, prepared by the staff |(2) the carrying out of the survey of the local housing authority, hasiand planning necessary to develop been mailed to 800 residents with a hope it will "provide a better understanding of urban renewal the urban renewal plan, (3) public hearin3s be held on the renewal plan and open to the public. and its impact on Leominster." I (4) Official approval of the re- Mr. Harvey explained the letter newal plan by the following agen- is the first in a series which at- cies: Leominster Housing Author- tempts to explain two questions:, ity, Planning Board, City Council, (1) what is urban renewal? and j State Housing Board and the Fed(2) how will urban renewal affect era! Urban Renewal Administration Leominster? The letter also contains a brief Inscription-of the- project site in downtown Leominster and a map outlining the project boundaries. (URA). (5) Execution of the renewal plan, including; acquisition--ef--certain- properties specified in the renewal plan, relocation of certain resi- A limited number of newsletters dences and businesses specified in still are available at the housing!the plan, demolition of buildings authority office in City Hall. Per-!specified for removal, rehabilita- sons directly affected by the project jtion and conservation of structures and inadvertently left off the mail- determined feasible for restoration in accordance with minimum stand- ards.-instathrtton of public improve" ments such as roads, utilities, schools, parks, etc., sale of sites to private enterprises, construction of new buildings and completion of ing list can obtain a copy by leaving their name and address at the office and it will be mailed. With the survey and planning phase started, that portion continues to move along towards an early completion, Mr. Harvey stated, 'urban renewal" project. The interviews are part of the] It was pointed out that often the and use and marketability study jobjectors to urban renewal fail to to establish the future land use I look at the benefits which the needs of Leominster and in partic-|community can derive from urban ular, the project site. An interior j renewal and service costs to blight- and exterior housing survey will e d areas are usually much greater start within the next two weeks and Ithan the tax revenues received the housing authority will keep the'return. When blight is allowed to public informed on the survey and ;ts progress. It was explained that the letter was sent by the housing authority, spread into goud neighborhoods, residents of the community will have to share !he responsibility for which has been designated by the!said. allowing it to spread, the letter on Litchfield street and junk cars off Nashua street yesterday afternoon. Louis Anctil of 207 Elm street reported to police this morning three electric extension cords were stolen from a house under construction on Ellen street. Youth Injured In Swim Pool LEOMINSTER -- A ten-year-old joy was injured in a swimming accident last night a- the Whitney Field pool., Rudolph J. Richard of 160 Spruce .Jreet was taken to Leominster hospital in the municipal ambu- ance and treated for a cut of the scalp that required eight stitches o close. According to the police report, :he boy was struck in the head by .he foot of another swimmer who was making a "cannonball" dive rom the side of the pool. Ptl. John M. Kane and Ptl. Domenic A. Tata investigated. Jack Nicxlans hsj?an the 19S2 Open with three birdies. This year he begun with three bogo.ys and morning at 9 by Richard Cardinal Cushing in St. Joseph's Abbey, Spencer. He will sing his first high mass Saturday, Aug. 3, in the Abbey chapel. The new priest entered the Trappist Order June 13, 1955, and took his solmen perpetual vows July 16, 1960. The 27-year-old man was graduated from St. Bernard's High School, Fitchburg. Caisse Horse Wins Honors LEOMINSTER--A Morgan horse, trained by Alfred L. Caisse of 7 Chestnut street, today took third place in the driving class at the National Morgan Horse Show at the Tri-County Fair grounds in Northampton. Mr. Caisse appeared with the two-year-old filly competing against the top professional drivers and horses in the country. The horse is owned by Donald MacGrcgor of East Brewster. A total of 525 Morgan horses were entered in competition. failed to make the 36-hole cut. clubs. Dale Long of the Yankees has played with five other major league Leominster City Council with the legal responsibility to plan for and carry out urban renewal in this ity. Subsequent letters will be sent out, not because of any legal requirements, but in an effort to keep citizens who may be affected by he first renewal project properly and accurately informed as to facts and plans as they develop and a 'eminder that urban renewal here las not been set aside and forgot en. The housing authority office per- ipnnel has been busily engaged iince the "green light" was given o proceed with plans for the proj- ct preparing the groundwork and after almost two years of waiting, concrete planning for urban renewal is practically a reality, Mr. Harvey said. Detailed surveys and plans will ake approximately one year to evelop and preliminary ideas and noughts from professional planers and engineers have been prepared as a basis for obtaining ederal planning funds. The sum of $162,500 has been al- ocated by the federal government or planning and engineering with he first payment of $58,700 received from the Federal Housing nd Home Finance Agency, permit- ing the . consultants to expedite inal planning for the three-phase edevelopment project in this city. Among the important objectives or the downtown area in the plans re: (1) to relieve traffic conges- on by constructing a by-pass to loute 12 in the downtown area, (2) elocate Monoosnock Brook away rom the business district and thereby remove its restricting a'nd blighting influence and (3) remove or relocate the constricting influence of sub-standard and blighted housing close to the business area. Urban renewal is a program through which local and federal government agencies, working together with the citizens and businessmen of a community, improve the standards of a designated area by eliminating sub-standard conditions and blight, removing the causes of these conditions and preventing their recurrence. In Leom: inster, the program was conceived, planned and executed by the housing authority. The federal government will absorb up to 75 per cent of the net project cost with the state and city each contributing one-eighth. But, the cityls cost can be absorbed through betterments and improve, ments. The total federal grant reserved for the project in this city totals $2,528,200. Mr. Harvey declared that before a community is permitted to undertake an urban renewal project, it must first submit a workable program--a program for community improvement--to the federal government for certification. The workable program aims at preventing blight and improving the entire community and it requires re- certification annually. During_lhe summer months the U. S. Corps of Engineers will conduct hydraulic studies of .Monoos- nock Brook and their findings will be used in the planning for relocation or capping of the brook. Residents are asked to co-operate with the workers making the surveys. No one knows at this time what house or business may or may not be taken as many planning studies, surveys and engineering and market studies must be made before any concrete plans develop. It is expected that only a small percentage of the project will be total clearance with the major part of the work being rehabilitation and conservation. Persons having any question concerning the project can get the answer by calling the housing authority or contacting any member of the Citizens' Advisory Comniit- ' e. Residents are requested to save the-newsletter for future reference. The project includes portions of the eastern and southern business district and the adjacent fringe areas bounded on the north by the junction of Main street and the yew York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, on the west by Main street, Monument Square a n d Pleasant street, on the south by Franklin street and Cross street, and the east by the Railroad, Water, Prescott and Summer streets. The boundaries are not final as minor changes may be made as the survey and planning stages progress. Included in the proposed Jroject are 182 residential build- ngs, totaling 35 acres, 73. non-residential buildings with 19 acres and 16 acres of strects'and alleys. In August, 1961, the Housing Au- hority was appointed by the city of Leominster as the local agency .p handle the project. Since that :ime the personnel has been active- y engaged in having the preliminary, phases started. A contract has been signed with Ryan, Elliott and Co. of Boston to jonduct a land utilization and mar- (ctability study that will provide recommendations for redeveloping he project .area to its potential. Ownership data reports are being repared and will give the name and address of the owner and a le;al description of each parcel of and. Leominster Court LEOMINSTER--Walter P. Rincs, 2 of 10 Albee street, Fitchburg, was found guilty in District Court oday by Judge Richard Comcrford )f a charge of non-support of his wo children and sentenced to the House of Correction for six months, suspended six years and ordered to ay $25 weekly. He appealed. In another case, James Crowley, 22, of 181 Beach street, FitchburR, aleadcd nolo to a charge of speed- ng, and a complaint, was fileri. He dmitted guilt to a charge of fail- to halt for a stop sign and wa« If tht community faiti to make assessed two dollars.

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