Athol Daily News from Athol, Massachusetts (2024)

Erickson, Templeton; Ambrose W. Marean Gardner. Harold LaDeau and Charles C. Joslin, Winchendon; Edson C. MacMullen, Ashburnham; John Damon and Edward Strobridges, Fitzwilliam, N.H.

and Philip Dana Orcutt, Winchester, N.R. In his remarks about the first year of the council, Gray said its principal concern had been in recognizing problems in the watershed, bringing them to the attention of the public and especially the town officials who were in a position to initiate corrective action. The Council represented the Millers River at many water resource meetings, spoke of their activities to civic and youth groups and took part in many studies of the river, he said. Gray said one such study is that presently being made by the Department of the Army Corp of Engineers, where the possible division of SO called "surplus water" from tributaries of the Millers River. into the Quabbin Reservoir is being considered.

The council is voicing strong disapproval of the plan by emphasizing the point that as long as the Millers River remains polluted, the diversion of up to 65.2 million gallons of water a day, away from the Millers River will greatly multiply the problems of the river and every town associated with it. Because of this pollution problem, no clean water going into the river can be considered surplus to it's teed, he said. council is offering as an alternative plan that the $36,000,000 be used to clean up the river and build the diversion facility, for taking truly surplus water, from the Millers River. The program also served as the kick of drive. the annual membership The program was presented by Mr.

and Mrs. Lee Wulff, internationally, record known holders out- in the world of fly-fishermen. Films on fresh water and saltwater fishing were shown in addition to a film on deer hunting in New Hampshire. Also, they gave a demonstration of fly casting, answered questions, and displayed a new development in fly rods. Wulff also advocated that fishermen should return -their catch to the water so that more and better fishing could be developed.

An estimated 300- persons attended. Arrested Continued From Page 1 Police charge Vinsant broke into the Mars Gasland Station in Mohawk Plaza, smashing an eight by three foot door, damaging a vending machine and ransacking the office. break was discovered by Athol police on routine patrol at 2:06 a.m. The building was checked by police and Roy Piragis, station manager. Returning to the station after it was checked, Piragis spotted an intruder running from the grounds.

He notified police who took up the chase. Risatti Council Continued From Page 1 Continued From Page 1 He leaves a son, Donald L. Risatti of Athol; two daughters, Mrs. Judith Cacciolfi of Barre and Mrs. Kathleen Augustine of Greenfield; brother, Rico Risatti of Suncook, N.

five sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Desmarais of Gardner, Mrs. Mary Pierce of Orange, Mrs. Helen Beasley and Mrs. Amelia Karpowich of Athol and Mrs.

Viola Popke of New London, and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a. m. at the Fiske Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery.

There are no calling hours. BEAUTIFUL JOBS FOR ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE are in the Classified Ads. Check daily! MR. AND MRS. EDWIN PARRY Married Friday Politics Continued From Page 1 Wallace's insistence that he is a bonafide.

candidate has been challenged by Democratic National Chairman' Lawrence O'Brien, who has charged Wallace will make a shambles out of the nominating process by entering party primaries. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana Sunday would not support Wallace. "I think Wallace is, in effect, running under the Democratic banner for purposes of his own," Mansfield said. Mansfield appeared on ABC's "Issues and Answers" broadcast. In other political developments, this month's gallup Poll showed Sen.

Edmund S. Muskie of Maine for the first time has been picked over Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts as potential Democratic voters' choice for the party's nomination. Thirty -two per cent of those responding to the January poll favored Muskie while 27 per cent went for Kennedy, 17 per cent for Minnesota Sen.

Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota, 5 per cent for Lindsay and 5 per cent for former Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy of Minnesota. Meanwhile, Kennedy, who has persistently denied any White House aspirations for this year, predicted in Providence, R.I., that President Nixon will set a specific date for total U.S.

withdrawal from Vietnam as the November election draws closer. "As long as the U.S. soldiers are being held prisoner in Southeast Asia, as long as this country, continues the bombing, in Vietnam (and Laos and: as long as American troops remain there, the war will continue to be a major issue," Kennedy told students at. Providence College. Oregon Secretary of State Clay Myers said in Salem Kennedy's name may appear on the state's May 23 presidential primary ballot despite the senator's repeated disavowal of candidacy.

Under Oregon law, the secretary of state decides which presidential candidates are "generally advocated" and should be listed on the ballot. People listed can't remove their own names by denying their candidacies, as Kennedy did in Massachusetts and Florida. In St. Paul, McCarthy, who sought the Democratic nomination in 1968, hinted he may lead a third party effort in November "if the Democrats don't give us a choice." "The two-party system is justified only if it gives people a choice on the important issues," McCarthy told a crowd at McAlister College. Campaigning in Jacksonville, former Vice President Humphrey said he would be honored to have Gov.

Reubin Askew of Florida as his vice presidential running mate this year. Speaking at a $10-a-plate fund raising dinner, Humphrey told 300 guests Askew is "one of the top stars in public life in this nation." Meanwhile, Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota, another Democratic candidate, received the endorsem*nt of the Pennsylvania chapter of the liberal New Democratic Coalition. McGovern's office in Wash- MILL OUTLET 12 City Hall Avenue, Gardner THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL JAN. 24 29 ACRYLIC KNITTING YARN First Quality 4 oz.

Pull Skeins In Nine Exciting Colors ONLY EA. Also Complete Selection of Needles And Magazines STORE HOURS 9 A.M.-5 P.M. NIGHTS TILL 9 P.M. ATHOL DAILY NEWS Monday, January 24, 1972 Page 3 ORANGE SOCIAL NOTES 4 NORTH MAIN STREET. TO SUBMIT ORANGE NEWS ITEMS PHONE 544-2701, 544-2184 or 249-3535 Mrs.

Mary Rathburn, 70 King street, is a patient in Memorial Hospital, Athol. Mrs. Harold Dresser of 37 Mechanic street i is a patient in Memorial Hospital, Athol. The board of management of the First Universalist Church will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Athenian Temple, Pythian Sisters will meet Tuesday night in VFW Hall. A penny auction will follow the meeting. Blanche Allen ORANGE Mrs. Blanche C. (Slocum) Allen, 81, of the Eastern Star Home, died Saturday at the Fleetwood Nursing Home in Athol.

She was born in Easton, N.Y., daughter of the late Albert and Anna (Ensign) Slocum and lived in Worcester 38 years. She was a member of Clement Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and the Wesley Methodist Church, both in Worcester. She leaves a son, Albert F. Buckley, of Berwyn, a daughter, Mrs. Josephine E.

Spragg of Worcester; three grandchildren greatgrandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Worcester County Memorial Cemetery, Paxton. The Rev. Blaire Taylor of the Wesley Methodist Church will officiate.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Eastern Star Home. There are no calling hours. The Higgins Funeral Home, Athol, is directing arrangements. The family requested, in lieu of flowers, that contributions be made to the Eastern Star Home.

DAD TO 32 CHILDREN BALTIMORE (AP) Noah Smallwood, born of slave parents in North Carolina and believed the oldest man in the city, died New Year's Day 1 at the age of 104. Smallwood, married five times, was the father of 32 children and had more than 100 grandchildren. Orange District Court ORANGE In District Court. today, Judge Philip H. Ball presiding, Joseph C.

Vorce 25, of 36 Cherry street, having surrendered to the probation officer for violation of probation, was sentenced to six months in the Franklin County House of Correction, suspended and placed on probation for a period of two years. Judge Ball ordered restitution to the welfare department of paid to his children since October, 1969. Robert P. Gallagher, 23, of 113 Roosevelt avenue, Athol, pleaded innocent to a charge of driving to endanger. The case was continued to February 3, for counsel.

He was released on $100 personal recognizance. Edmund J. Vallee, 26, of Hubbardston, pleaded innocent to a charge of driving to endanger. The case was continued to Feb. 7 and Vallee was released on $100 personal recognizance.

3 Youths Arrested Three Athol youths, one a 16- year old juvenile, have been charged with destruction of private property and discharging and possession of illegal fireworks. Police charge Craig L. Desmarais, 18, of 1611 Petersham road, Vincent M. Cass, 19, of Danfred street and the juvenile with possession of fireworks in a tree house erected in a wood lot belonging to Roy D. Whetmore, off New Sherborn road.

Investigating the complaint made by. Whetmore Sunday, police discovered a "super structure," 30 feet high and 15 feet above the ground. Containing four floors, it was attached to three trees from which branches had been stripped and was made from lumber taken from a nearby lumber pile. Police said access to the house was gained by means of a homemade ladder with crawl holes cut to allow access to all four floors. Whetmore told police he estimates damage to his property at $200.

SPONSOR George Corey, right, of Corey's Gulf Station on East Main street, Orange, became the first local business man to sponsor the United Youth Ministry production of Edward Albee's play, "A Delicate Balance." Pat Bresnahan of the promotional committee accepts the donation. REOPENING TUESDAY JANUARY 25th Winter Hours: 4:30 8:30 p.m. Sun. 12 p.m. CLOSED MONDAYS OUR FAMOUS BUFFETS Every Thursday Nite 5 P.M.

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EAST TEMPLETON, MASS. 01438 TEL. 632-3894, AREA CODE 617 'Y' Auction Chairmen Selected Roger Mallet and Thomas Sogard have been named chairmen for industry participation in the auction flea market Feb. 27 in Memorial Hall for the benefit of the Athol Area YMCA: Donations for the event are being collected by Arthur Gray Jr. of 276 Bearsden road, Roland Bourbeau of 3619 Chestnut Hill avenue, Charles Young of 459 School street.

Bourbeau and Gray are heading the pick-up committee, which can also be reached at the The auction- and flea market committee will meet at 7:30 tonight in the Members present at the previous meeting were Mrs. Edith Gunn and Mrs. William Emmett of the Mt. Grace Business and Professional Women's Club; Mrs. Elizabeth Amsden of the Athol Woman's Club; Bourbeau of the Athol Jaycees; Gray of the Boy Scouts and Rizerio J.

Deleo of the Disabled American Veterans. The committee asked support from area organizations for the fund-raising event. South Athol Robert Newbury Tel. 249-9666 Cubs of Pack 28, sponsored by the South Athol United Methodist Church, with the parents and families spent the greater part of Sunday on the ice at South Athol Pond with ice fishing, skating, a cookout and rides in an allterrain vehicle. The fish did not cooperate for the second year in a row but Cubmaster Robert Lanoue termed the venture a success.

Elwyn Barber has repeated his request for committee reports to the church in advance of the fourth quarterly conference in March. He says his initial appeal several days ago has not been answered. The prayer group will meet Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Parish Hall. The group studying the New Testament will meet at the same time at the home of Frank Wyman. Edward Grits Edward Grits, 53, of 224 Freedom street died Sunday in the Jamaica Plain Veterans Hospital.

Born in Athol, he was a son of the late Anthony and Anna (Wesco*ckes) Grits. He lived in Athol all his life. He was a former construction worker and employe of the Ansin Shoe Co. He was a veteran of the 26th Yankee Division, serving during World War 2 in Europe. He leaves three sisters, Mrs.

Francis Archibald and Mrs. Amelia Dargelis, both of Athol and Mrs. Nellie Kutscher of San Diego, Calif. and two brothers, Police Lt. Paul Grits and Bernard Grits, both of Athol.

Funeral services will be Wednesday in the J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home, followed by a high mass at 10 a. m. in St. Francis Church.

Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. Tuesday. Doris Jenkins Mrs.

Doris (Dyer) (Bailey) Jenkins, 66, of 196 Sanders street, died Sunday at home after a long illness. Born in Orange, she was a daughter of the late William and Josephine (Kelleher) Dyer. She lived in Athol most of her life. She was employed for 25 years as an assembler at the L.S. Starrett retiring after 25 years She leaves her husband, Earl F.

Jenkins. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home with Rev. Gordon Hutchins of Gardner officiating.

Burial will be in Silver Lake Cemetery. Calling hours are 7-9 tonight Athol Steam Bath 443 SOUTH A THOL ROAD OPEN Fri. 4P.M. to 11 P.M. Saturdays 9 A.M.

to 11 P.M. Four Comets Still 'Lost' Parry Buskey Nuptials ORANGE Mrs. Betty Buskey 89 Mechanic street, daughter of Harry Meuse of Florida and the late Mrs. Myrtle Meuse, Edwin Parry of Turners Falls were married Friday evening in the South Athol United Methodist Church. The Revs.

Harvey Collins, pastor and Harvey Fleming, former pastor, performed the ceremony. Mrs. Buskey was given in marriage by her daughter, Mrs. Edward Bean. Mrs.

Clifford Sawin sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Clifford Sawin Jr. was best man. A reception for 100 guests in the South Athol Parish Hall followed the ceremony. Mrs.

David Minty was chairman of a reception committee from the Women's. Society for Christian Service. The couple will reside at 89 Mechanic street. Dies Continued From Page 1 months ago. She leaves her husband, Ralph M.

Carey; a son, John D. Carey of Wendell; four sisters, Mrs. May B. Pollard and Mrs. Barbara Cole, both of Orange, Mrs.

Marion Huntoon of Athol and Mrs. Rosetta Anderson of Montana; a brother, Ernest W. Smith of Orange and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.. Wednesday in the Wendell Congregational Church.

Burial will be in Center Cemetery. Calling hours are 7-93 p.m., Tuesday in the Witty Funeral' Home, Orange. In lieu of flowers, at the request of the family, donations may be made to the Wendell Congregational Church. ington said he also garnered the endorsem*nt of the liberal Florida Conference of Concerned Democrats. Sen.

Henry M. Jackson of Washington, also a candidate for the Democratic nomination, said the President plans to blame the country's economic ills on the unions and their leaders. A supporter of legislation favorable to organized labor, Jackson said Nixon will single out AFL-CIO President George Meany "as public enemy No. 1." In an address prepared for a machinists union political meeting, the Washington senator said Nixon will try to "split labor's ranks, attacking the union leadership as unrepresentative, while he tries to woo the rank and file." In Albany, N.Y., Sen. Vance Hartke said American prisoners of war could be home "within four weeks" if President Nixon would set a date for complete withdrawal of U.S.

troops from Vietnam. The Democratic presidential contender from Indiana told a breakfast meeting that continued U.S. involvement in Indochina diverts resources from pressing "national problems, moral problems and ethical problems." ACCIDENTS ORANGE Anthony J. Sironaitis, 23, of 29 Highland street escaped injury when the car he was driving skidded in slush, striking a utility pole on Main street, North Orange, at 5:10 p.m. Sunday.

At 7:35 p.m. Sunday, Gary B. Lewis, 22, of Turners Falls reported he was traveling west on Route 2 near the Athol-Orange line when a car traveling east attempted to pass another vehicle. The eastbound car, which failed to stop, struck the left side of his vehicle, Lewis told police, causing extensive damage. POI HAS MANY USES HONOLULU (AP) Poi, a food staple of ground taro root and water, often serves other purposes in Hawaii.

The sticky paste sometimes is used as a gentle cleansing agent, a cure for colic, an antidote for scorpion and bee stings. and as a soothing poultice for eye and skin irritations. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) People lose hats, umbrellas, dogs and even each other. But imagine what it would be like to be an astronomer and lose something like a comet? Up until a couple of weeks ago, there were five "lost" comets whose whereabouts were unknown even though the telescopic detectives knew where they should have been.

One of these prodigals has been found, which leaves only four to go. Comet Tempel One is back in sight according the International Astronomical Union's Central. Telegram Bureau in Cambridge. Dr. Brian Marsden of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, head of the bureau, credits Dr.

Elizabeth Roemer of the University of Arizona with spotting the celestial wanderer. Dr. Roemer used a 90-inch telescope and accurate computer position calculations to sight Tempel One, which reappears every five and a half years. The vonly previous confirmed observations of the comet were in 1867, 1873 and 1879. Dr.

Roemer's rediscovery of Tempel One also confirmed that she had actually rediscovered the comet in 1967. At that time she made only a single observation which could not be confirmed. Calculations based on her most recent sighting verify the 1967 observation. The critical calculations used in the sightings were produced by Dr. Marsden, Dr.

Joachim Schubart of Wst Germany and Dr. Guntram Schrutka of Austria. Their position predictions were computed using data from the 19th century observations. Dr. Marsden, who is one of the world's leading comet experts, says that modern techniques using computers and a high-power telescopes have reduced the number of lost comets from about a dozen 20 years ago.

The composition and characteristics of comets make it easier to understand why they can be lost in the vastness of space. Comets are thought to be relatively small concentrations of dust, frozen gases and water which move in elongated orbits around the sun. As they approach close to the sun, they glow brightly and tails of dust and ionized gas become visible. Dr. Marsden says the nucleus, or core, of a common comet can be one to 50 miles in diameter.

This core is surrounded by a less concentrated crown of dust and gases called a coma, which can be hundreds of thousands of miles in diameter. And recent spacecraft observations have discovered even larger envelopes of hydrogen around some comets. Dr. Marsden liberally estimates that there are billions of comets orbiting about our solar system in looping, elliptical orbits around the sun. Many of these have smaller orbits and make periodic returns to the vicinity of the earth in a few years.

Others, like the well known Halley's, take decades. And some may not return for thousands of years. Dr. Marsden says there are 63 comets which make frequent visits to the vicinity of earth, taking from three to 150 years per trip. Of these, four are 1 not on schedule, or lost.

Modern technology eliminates such reasons for lost comets as errors in original calculations and inadequate observations of previous appearances. Extreme orbital fluctuations of disintegration of the comet itself can also mean a lost comet. Both of the later reasons for lost comets have ever broader implications. Why would a comet's orbit change if known gravitational forces haves been taken into account? Dr. Marsden says orbital changes are probably caused by the sun affecting the coment.

"The sun shines on the ice and other particles and it cuased some of them to be dejected into space," Dr. Marsden says. "This causes a rocket effect which pushes the comet." Dr. Marsden says this minute nudging can either advance or delay a comet's orbit. With each passage around the sun, a comet loses parts of itself loosened by the sun.

Dr. Marsden says that if the comet is a frothy, "soft snowball," then it could melt away to nothing and be lost forever, He adds that if it has a more solid core, the ice could melt away and it could eventually turn into a nonluminous, solid asteroid. "I suppose yo could say that all comets are dying bodies," Dr. Marsden says, "'They'll either dispurse or go down to the core." Dr. Marsden says that the study of comets may tell us more about the origin of the solar system than a study of the larger planets and their moons.

"They could tell us much about the primitve nature of material in the solar system," Dr. Marsden says. "There are believed to have been three basic kinds of matter at the beginning: gaseous like the sun, solid like the earth and inner planets, and icy like the comets and outer planets." He says that there are even theories that the outer planets, such as Neptune and Uranus, are actually collections of comets swirling together. "The study of comets will give us some real advances in the future as we seek to discover the nature and origin of the solar system," Dr. Marsden says.

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