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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - September 17, 1946, Nashua, New Hampshire                                Fire Inspection For Nashua Homes Complete Associated Press and Wide World Services HUA WEATHER Fair Tonight And Tomorrow VOL. 72. NO. 168. Entered at thi Post Office at Nashua, N. H., at second olasi matter. NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 17, 1946 Established 1832 PRICE: FOUR CENTS ND ISSUE TOPS Blaze Levels Home at Wood Preserving Co., Black smoke rolling high into the sky late yesterday afternoon brought hundreds of spectators to the reservation of the Koppers Co Wood Preserving division in the north end of the city, where a two-family home occupied by familes of Edward Johnson and Willis Jackson was totally de- stroyed in spite of all Nashua firemen could do. Already blazing when fire- fighters responded to an alarm, the smoke rose in such dense clouds from the tar paper roof of the structure that many peo- ple thought the oil tanks of the firm were afire and complicated the problems of firemen and. po- Page 7 BODIES bodies of Mr and Mrs W. H. Ander son (above) were found near Yuba City, Calif, after Ander-! BLAZE LEVELS son's son, Billy, 16, confessed in San Bernardino, Calif, to j _________ Sheriff Emmitt Shay that he and another boy had killed his father and stepmother. Officials said both victims had been shot. (AP Department Will Check All Houses Work to Be Done as Part of Fire Pre- vention Week Program in October Fire losses all over nation have grown to such trctnendous totals in lives and property that Chief Anthony J. of this city has made up his mind to get down to business on fire pre- vention and to begin during Fire Prevention Week, from ffctober 6 to October 12, an inspection of dwellings reaching. which will be far- Members of the Fire Department will call at homes and ask to inspect the cellars for fire hazards and will suggest, where such hazards exist, proper remedies to insure the the safety of the household and the structure. Nashua firemen have con- ducted inspections of apartment houses for many years, it was learned, but this new program will include spot-checking of du- plex and single houses as well Cilty Free Of Polio for Full Week Whole week has gone by with- out a case of polio reported in Nashua, according to the Board of Health. Last case, the city s seventh, was reported last Tues- day. Two new cases of infantile paralysis, one in Rochester and one in Chester, were announced in the state, however, bringing the state total up to 103. The Rochester case was the first in that city, and Chester Health Of- Ststfl1 Photo TOTALLY above is the two-family dwelling on the reservation of the Koppers Company, Wood Preserving divi sion, during' the height of the fire late yesterday afternoon. As black pillars of smoke, when the paper roof flamed up, billowed into the air, spectators for miles around were attracted to the scene. The house was occupied by Edward Johnson and Willis Jackson and was totally destroyed with an officially estimated loss of almost as multiple dwellings. "It is said the chief, "that the majority of persons who bum to death in the United !ficer Preston Goodrich announc- States perish right in their own i ed that because the Chester case homes. Man considers his homelhad been in contact with several Longshoremen Back At Posts Some AFL Men Resume Work In New York his he said, "and thinks Raymond children, schools will (Associated .Press) AFL longshoremen__igsurned work it is the safest place for him. not as scheduled this week, But according to the records Postponed until next week, e_in both towns. today piers on several following a New na- accidents, this is not true, for many injuries and deaths take place in homes." This same trend is in evidence in fatalities caused by fire, ac- cording to the Census Bureau, showing that approximately 69 per cent of all fire deaths are in homes. Annual toll of fire deaths in all kinds of buildings is 000 persons, and one-third of these deaths are among chil- dren under 15 years of age. said Chief Page 7 In New England, FIRE INSPECTION Restaurant Price Slash to Mean 'Meatless Menus' Boston, Sept 17 Decision of the OPA to roll back restaurant meat prices to June 30 ceilings will result in "meatless according to John W. Stokes, president of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. Stokes said that it would be Impossible for restaurant owners Curley Hits Out at FHA for Stupidity, Laxity Boston, Sept 17 UP) Mayor James M. Curley today charged that "stupidity and laxity" by the Federal Housing Authority had delayed construction of a South Boston project which would provide homes for 500 families, including veterans. Prefabricated Warehouse for Fish, Game Dept STATE AP NEWS i families' they'should pro- ed warehouse unit has been ob- ers, pressed vanetj meats and vide them with suitable quar. lained by the ,.tate Fjgh and fish. Poultry prices, not under jters for which Boston has been Game department for use as a The city's chief executive, who i also is a Democratic member of to "keep meat on their bi 11- of -1 Congress, said in a statement: fare and still operate profitably." Meanwhile, the supplies of most Greater Boston butcher shops were limited to frankfurt "If tha FHA and the political party in control of affairs in the capitol are really desirous of our returning heroes and DERBY GIRL RECOVERS FROM HANGING STATE NEWS Derry, Sept 17 Nine-year-old Marie T. Chouinanl was expect- ed to return home from the hos- pital today, fully recovered from the hanging last Wednesday which Police Chief Augustus F. Butman said was accidental. The Derry girl was found hanging by a rope noose in a tree across the street from her home. She was discovered by a boy and released by a neighbor. Police investigated, and Chief Butrnan he had ac- cepted an explanation of the accident given him by Marie's parents, Mr and Mrs Adelard Chouinard, after they had ques- tioned their daughter. tional Maritime Union (CIO) de- cision to cease picketing ships manned by the AFL Seafarers In- ternational Union "except where they are berthed at the same -dock with NMU vessels." The first break in the strike, begun Sept against a 5 by AFL seamen wage stabilization board decision limiting negoti- ated wage increases, occurred without incident, police said. They estimated 500 men were at work by 8 am (EDT) and that six piers were free of pickets. All foreign ships not under contract to the NMU also were exempt-torn picketing under the new directive, issued this morn- ing by NMU President Joseph Curran after a conference with his aides at union headquarters in New York and in the name of the national strike policy com- mittee of the NMU. Curran's order did not mention the future action to be taken by NMU members regarding ships manned by the AFL sailors union of the Pacific. The NMU head said the union's action would free about 40 SIU shipjgiin the port of New York, permitting them to prepare at once to sail. Curran's directive, followed by several hours a request by the maritime trades department that the NMU withdraw its pic- ket lines around all vessels on the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts except CIO-contracted ships "to eliminate the possi- bility of wide-open jurisdictional warfare along all docks in all ports." In urging the NMU withdraw its pickets by 6 am (EDT) today, John Owens, executive secretary of the department, which speaks for AFL maritime unions, added that AFL maritime unions would respect picket lines around ves- sels whose operators have con- tracts with the NMU or the CIO Page 7 Mayor in Session With Committee Bond Issue Discussion Later With Department Heads May Hit Administration bond issue sodght "to finance long-term needs of the city will be present- 'ed in October, Mayor Oswald S. Maynard said today following a sue as compared with earlier In the year estimates, and that the issue may run in the vicinity of Mayor Maynard today, how- harmonious session with the said that no figure has ermen's finance committee been set and that last night night. No issue was amount of the bond he reported to the finance corn- reported today, the mittee the results of his various Mayor saying that the tola! has conferences with the various de- not yet been determined. partment heads, outlining what Observers have conjectured they have reported their long- that increased valuations of term needs to be. property here, levied by thej These, he indicated, were felt Board of Assessors at the recom- mendation of the State Tax com- a factor which lowering the amount to be raised by bond is- mission, may be will result in to be "rather high" and he said that a conference with depart- mental will be called in the near future in an attempt to bring the total down. Cost of Meat Meals Down; Cotton Clothing Going Up LONGSHOREMEN ceiling, shot skyward over the j waiting for four years and has central fish food refrigeration week-end. Turkeys were priced at cents a pound wholesale, broilers were selling for 60 cents 79; a pound, about 15 per cent more than a week ago. been rewarded only with inac- tivity. The time for favorable ac- tion is now and this work should and proceed without further delay." The mayor's statement New Bridge flay Hostess bids for new popularity -whim sho nerves Utita Club Pilsner LiiRer and XXX Cream Ale. Millions Prefer I'tica Club. At good restaurants, tap- rooms or precedes. AdvL LAND CLEARING and GRADING work done with bulldozer. Stanley Dubowik 10 Spring St Tel. 4340 AUTOMOBILE and other Knet of coverage James B. Crowley INSURANCE AGENCY WILLIAM F. SULUVAN Agent TEL 4W 171 Mala St Nashua, M. H. was Plant at the New Hampton hatcheries, it was disclosed to- day. The unit was purchased as war surplus. Fish and Game occasioned by alleged delay by' officials said it would be used the FHA's reply to a proposal j refrigerate about 35 tons of by the John Bowen company to construct the project for 000. The bid made to the Boston Housing Authority was approx- imately 60 per cent higher than one submitted in 1942. WANTED EXPEBIENCED FOLDEHS Apply Employment Office INTERNATIONAL SHOE CO. 51 Lake St. USED CARS WANTED We pay OPA ceiling prices Mercer Bros. Garage Co. MAIN ST. lit 1D1< TEL. 614 fish food. "Since this is about one-quar- ter of the total amount of meat required for all the New Hamp- shire hatcheries over a year's Director Ralph G- Car- penter of the department said, "it will provide a sufficient backlog against emergency shortages." Carpenter also commented that the refrigeration plant would "net a substantial saving by en- abling the purchase of meat in carload lots at the cheapest sea- sons." Wards 74th Anniversary Sale! Men's Broadcloth SHORTS Reduced Good quality shorts, modi to rigid Government specifications. MONTGOMERY WARD Pres. Truman Must Decide On Wallace Washington, Sept 17 ident Truman faced one of the most critical decisions of his ad- ministration to sanction further criticism of his foreign policy by Henry A. Wai- lace or, possibly, ask his sec- retary of commerce to resign. Wallace, who declared his in- tention yesterday of keeping up his fight for changes in the con- duct of this country's interna- tional affairs, was scheduled to see the President either today or tomorrow. High among the considerations obviously involved in that across-the-desk meeting will be the fact that the congressional elections are only seven weeks off. Republicans already are mak- ing political capital of Wallace's speech in New York last Thurs- day and the resulting contro- versy over it, while Democrats acknowledge privately that they consider the incident their toughest "break" this year. Democrat National Chairman Robert E. Hannegan discussed the situation with Mr Truman at some length late yesterday. As for Wallace, friends repre- sented him as pleased over the results of his initial efforts to make a national issue of the PRES TRUMAN Page 1 March of Dimes Helps Fund Available to Aid Nashua Polio Victims Nearly contributed Nashua citizens to a March of Dimes campaign for infantile paralysis back in 1938 which has remained untouched in a Nashua bank since its deposit in 1938, is available for local polio expense, it Was announced today by Allan G. Saunders of KeeUe, formerly of this city and who headed the drive as chairman. Mr Saunders, who served as secretary to the late Mayor Frank A. MaeMaster, has return- ed from serving in the United States Navy and is anxious to see that the polio funds are ap- plied to any expense local vic- tims of the disease have been put to. He said that at the time the campaign was local committees sent a share of the funds to the National Founda- tion for Infantile Paralysis, and that the residue remained local- ly for in-city polio victims ex- pense such as might be incurred by a trip to Warm Springs for the special treatment and the like. Before returning to Keene Mr Saunders made arrangements for William J. Barrett of the Nashua Trust company bank to receive any requests for polio fund mon- ies in the occount and he in turn will notify Mr Saunders. FURNITURE MOVING W HAMPSHIRE OR MASSACHUSETTS HAMPSHIRE GENERAL TRUCKING 168 MAIN COBLEIGH HOWE 772 ANYWHERE IU NEW HAMPSHIRE OR MASSACHUSETTS LOCAL AND NEW HAMPSHIRE GENERAL TRUCKING C. I. SPALDING CO. Tel. 286 LUMBERMEN'S MUTUAL" CASUALTY CO. su-m ODD mums moo. no ftoam. M tun nt BJCVATOB CLUV1UB Volcanic Eruption on Pacific Island Suva, Fi.i. Islands, Sept 17 OR Violent volcanic eruption was reported today at the isolated is- land of Niuafoou in the Tonga group, some 45 miles east of Fiji. A plane from Suva reconnoit- ering the smoking island, ob- served a Catholic priest and some of the natives signal- ling from the outskirts of their village, partly" covered by the lava flow. The government of Tonga was reported sending a doctor and medical supplies to the island by ship. Niuafoou is known among Philatelists for its "tin can mail" carried out to passing ships by swimmers. Its volcano erupted before in 1929 and In 1856, 2429-R DRIVING INSTRUCTION Do It the Safe Way AUTO SCHOOL OF N. H. 15 Park St., Nashua, Tel. 2429-R Black Stove Pipe 18 in. Length Black Steel Lock Joints TEL. 3910 3911 188 MAIN ST. Washington, Sept 17 edict sent restaurant price ceil- ings on meat meals back to June 30 levels today, but the cost of cotton clothing inched up an- other notch. Also on the price front: 1. OPA studied a petition for higher prices on General Motors automobiles after granting an) average six percent increase in j retail ceilings for Ford-built cars. 2. The Price Decontrol Board, which meets tomorrow to decide whether to restore ceilings on dairy products, reported opposi- tion fo revival of controls in nine first dozen written state- ments received. The OPA order restoring June 30 restaurant ceilings immed- iately applies to all meals and individual menu items in which meat is the major ingredient. In issuing the order last night the agency said the cost of din- ing out was being "rolled I but it did not estimate how' much. COST OF MEAT Page TWO KILLED AS THEY STEP FROM BROCKTOH BUS Randolph, Mass, Sept 17 Two Boston women were killed and a third injured critically by an automobile as they stepped off a Brockton-bound bus last night. The dead were identified by police as Mrs Lillian Hird, about 60, of 90 Rill st, Dorchester, and Mrs Marie Perkins, 63, of 76 Belden st, Dorchester. Mrs Ida Saul, about' 60, of 4 Paisley st, Dorchester, suffered a broken right leg and possible internal injuries. ARMY YET AND COMPANION DIE IN AUTO CRASH Framingham, Mass, Sept 17 j An Army veteran and his I companion were killed and two other persons were injured, one seriously, when their automobile struck a tree on Salem End rd early today. The dead were identified as Robert McGaw, 25, of Framing- ham, a Dartmouth College grad- uate who recently completed Army service at Framingham's Gushing General hospital, and Miss Helen Kittridge, 22, also of Framingham. Miss Loise M. Crail, 23, of 5108 Thomas st, Minneapolis, Minn, was seriously hurt and Albert 24, of Framingham, suffered cuts and bruises. Carletti dragged himself from the wreckage to a nearby farm- house to summon aid. Predict' Increase in Enlistments STATE AP NEWS Concord, Sept forced to postpone entrance to overcrowded colleges are expect- ed to boost lagging Army enlist- ments to figures near last spring's record totals, an official of the New Hampshire-Vermont Recruiting Headquarters said to- day. He predicted resumption of Selective Service calls this month, coupled with higher ENLISTMENTS Page 7 c H E V R O L E T SIMONIZING Preserve that Car Have it Done Our Special Way H. C. LINTOTT 25 Main St. Tel. 77 O L D S M t L SORRY.. CANCELLED AGAIN This Time Indefinitely! We regret to again be forced to announce a can- cellation of the Nashua showing of the "Ice Revels of 1947" scheduled to show here. Truck Driver and Musician strikes make a local appearance impossible. Ticket Money Refunds Will Be Made At Stores Or By Persons Who Sold The Tickets.   

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