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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 22, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle If evolution works, nature will eventually produce a pedestrian who can jump three at W OCv 1W T.ltgiaph'. 100th Ywr Ai A Dally Newspaper C. M VOL. 100 NO. 274 Established ii t Weekly October 90, IM Incorporated as a Dally March 1, 1M NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY Second dm At Niihut, N. H. M PAGES MM TEN Plan To Permit SolonS To Raise Tax Revenue A Winter Day on the Lake A few short months ago, Silver Lake State Park charcoal fire whetted the-appetite. Today, only the sun in Hollis echoed vvith the summertime sound of swim- the dormant trees, casting long and cold mers splashing in the water; a vacant picnic table was while a blanket of snow serves as coverings at a premium and the smell of food cooking over a for the.tables. (Telegraphoto-Shalhoup) Traffic Control Jurisdiqtidri Reviewed By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER Before "the city can appoint a traffic coordinator it must clarify lines' of departmental-, authority and. jurisdiction re- garding traffic, control. This was the major --coheir sion reached by the1 City Plan- ning Board and the aldermanie traffic committee .at. a joint meeting last night. Conducts Study Appearing at the session was Robert C. Blumenthal, president of Bruce Campbell Associates of Boston and engineer in charge.-pf a traffic study :conducted in Nas under "a federally assisted prb- .gram. The program is called "Traf- fic Operations Program for In- creasing Capacity and or TOPICS, for short. It is ad- ministered by the state. Depart- ment of Public Works and High- ways and is expected to be com- pleted by- summer. Also appearing at the meeting were George Harris, assistant planning.and economics engi- neer of the state highway de- Planning Body OKs Apartment Plans A ;248-unit apartment complex off Amherst Street' received con- ditional approval of the City Planning Board last night, while a 108-unit apartment complex on the South Daniel Webster High- way was tabled for more traffic planning. The site plan.forthe apartment project off Amherst Street .-was approved, providing developers succeed in obtaining a-variance' from the Zoning Board of Ad- justment; increase the radii of a proposed access road to'Amherst Street; meet drainage specifica- tions as laid out by the city en- gineer; and dedicate a strip of land bordering Amherst Street' for future street widening. Where Proposed The First Hartford Realty Corp. of Manchester, Conn.; pro- poses to develop the apartment houses. The site plan approved last night was for the first phase of the project. The second phase calls for 104 more apartments and would require separate ap- proval by the Planning Board. As proposed, the apartment com- be built in back of Rich's department store and would require a -zoning variance PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. Peart St. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY OOc ONLY "7g Telephone 887-4541 Opan 11 A.M. to 2 A.M. Men. thru Sat. 3 P.M. to for part of the property now des- ignated as general business. expected the variance will 'be. aired at a public hearing by the Zoning Board of Adjustment Jan. 2S. Representing First .Hartford Realty were Herbert Byk, Leon- ard, E.. Seader, vice president, aria Joseph P. Whelton, a Nash- ua' The South Daniel-Webster High- way was 'laid aside because .the Planning Board wanted jnore in-, fprniatibn on access points from the apartment complex to the highway. Site plans call for the apart- ments built in the rear'of the.Cathay Island restaurant. Speaking for the project was Henry E, Cote, part-owner of the property Involved. Traffic Signals Discussed was the possibiliry, of installing traffic lights to control traffic from the'apartments com- ing onto the South D.W. Highway.. The PJanning Board members said they wished to get.more in. formation on the> traffic problems Involved before making a. deci- sion. Bruce Campbell Associates consulting traffic engineers of Boston, will make a report on the-subject in conjunction with the TOPICS program it is con- ducting for the dty.. 'The developer for the apart- ment .project, named Louisburg Square, is the Draper Develop-, ment Miss. partment, and Paul Gailinas, a Briice Campbell 'consultants firm. The consultants and Harris briefed the Planning Board and traffic committee members on, the progress of the TOPICS 'study. .TOPICS does' not provide for any new road construction. Esther, it is aimed at eliminat- ing, or at least minimizing, hindrances .on existing streets to promote better traffic flow and more .effective pedestrian safety..: ,'7 Under TOPICS, -improvements could' be' recommended -'include .such items-, as -street widening to provide for.an :addi- tional; turning lane at major in- tersections; channeling devices, adjusted traffic lights for time'd progression; better street mark- ings, additional pedestrian safe- guards; possible one-way sys- tems; and additional restricted parking.to prevent, bottleneck situations.. The TOPICS .program-pro- vides for 50 .per cent federal aid to carry out recommended improvements. Air Trouble Spots the P1 An g Board arid'the tee .talked at length about vari- ous traffic trouble the city and improvements. which could be 'made undervthe'TOP- ICS program. They into discussion on a traffic coordinator with questions posed by Alderman- :at-Large John V. Chesson, traf- fic cpmmittee chairman, .and Deputy Police Chief Charles D. Chesson asked Harris what his thoughts were about appoint- traffic, coordinator. 'HarriV'said he' felt'; In New. Hampshire have' enough problems to warrant setting up the: office of, traffic engirieeh: A' traffic .engineer in.a city the' size of Nashua, he .isaid, would'be kept busy for'the first year', but after that would find little to do, Harris; said. He -added that traffic '.engi- neers, are not easy to come by, command a high salary and the expenses of setting up would involve a ;'tidy little sum." "I think the best bet Is to hire .a traffic engineer .on a, con- .suiting basis'for an agreed fee as the., cheaper "way. out-of .your Harris-said; 1 Chesson said by traffic, co-. ordinator he did not mean hir- ing of a traffic engineer. Rather, he said, the coordl- .nator would be in charge of the overall -maintenance of traffic devices. Hurley Asks Hurley questioned who would be in'charge of the forthcoming recommenda- tions of the TOPICS .survey. Chessoh -said 'the problem in city government is that ;there is no central authority, in charge of "changing light bulbs in traf- fic signals, seeing that then Ii a -regular maintenance program for traffic lights; taking note of a knocked down traffic sign arid having it reinstalled..." The traffic lights'is handled by Hurley. arid maintenance of traffic signs is handled by the Department of Public Works. Parking lots are under the jurisdiction of the traffic committee. Blumenthal, said: .Nashua's problems in terms .of a central- ized-traffic administration were not unusual and there are many manuals setting up organization- al'systems to overcome .this problem... He said in appointing a.traf- fic coordinator it was important that a person with -some tech- nical background in traffic con- trol be selected; And it'was also important, he said, that his authority be clearly defined. Mayor Reports Mayor Dennis who has threatened to veto a pro- po'sed ordinance to hire fie coordinator, said, the prob- 1 <Iem.of traffic control had been 'discussed at a meeting yes'ter-" day afternoon with.DPW' Direc- tor Travis L. City Plan- ner Fred McCutchen and a member of the Planning Com-: mittee." The discussion ended, he said, -with the DPW' director being eyed for the traffic coordinators duties and the director eyeing the police department for the job.. There was some discussion given to the possibility that the fire department could take on the repair of street signs since the. department has personnel TRAFFIC CONTROL t FREE CHECKING for Junior Gr Senior Citizens NASHUA TRUST COMPANY; MEMBER J. D. 1. 0. WALIPAPER SALE Save up to 50% Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-MM Open Thurs. nights 'til CONCORD, N. H. (AP) Senate Minority Leader Harry Spanos of. Newport is sponsoring a proposed constitutional amendment Which he says would grant the legislature "greater flexibility in raising rev- enue through the power to tax." Provision Noted The key provision involves the power of the lawmakers to levy progressive -taxes. Currently, taxes must be levied equally on who pay. The amendment would per- mit, for example, a. graduated income tax instead of a flat rate of taxation on all regard- less of their income. The Democratic leader was quick to note Tuesday the bill doesn't call for any new tax but gives the legislature the power to act on, new types of legisla- tion. If approved by the legislature, the amendment would go to the .voters ii a referendum. Hesser Business College in Manchester Tuesday was given Senate approval to grant asso- ciate degrees in business sci- ence. Among measures entered in the upper chamber were bills: Requiring that the gover- nor, Senate president and House speaker get a full list of those who get free passes from the Parks Department. liquor stores to. be open on election days. A House measure to prohibit loaded firearms on snowmobiles at any time won approval in the lower chamber Tuesday. It passed on the recommendation of the Fish and Game Commit- tee. The bill is part of a pack-' age of measures intended to re- vise the laws on snow-traveling vehicles. A bill to prevent insurance firms from canceling or refus- ing to renew liability insurance policies just because the in- sured person is at least 70 years. Old was pissed by the Hoiua. It .agreed 4itti the favorable 're- port from its Banks .and Insur- ance Committee." :i the House postponed'; action until today on a biJJythat .would prohibit! the .use? of {parking lights while operating motor ve- hicles on. the highways.''The measure would have turn on their 'low.-beam '.head- lights when conditions Require lights of any kind. The Transportation Committee has given its blessing to the Vietnam Peace Talka Cut Seen Will Begin Saturday V In Figure CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The subcommittee of the House Ap- propriations Committee which has been studying Gov. Walter Peterson's proposed citizens task force bill today was ex- pected to recommend that the committee approve the meas- ure. However there was a question as to whether the subcommittee would go along with the full appropriation requested by the governor. There was speculation -the amount might be chopped by to House action on the measure Is not anticipated until next week when House Speaker Mar- shall Cobleigh returns from a business trip to the South. The bill .is the governor's key- stone for 'the.first term of his two-year administration. Under It, a citizens committee would investigate New, Hampshire's governmental efficiency and recommend improvements. By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH PARIS (AP) North Viet- nam's speedy agreement to be- gin substantive peace talks Sat- urday appeared a hopeful omen to some U.S. officials today, but they warned again that long and difficult bargaining lies ahead. These officials, said the ap- parent willingness to negotiate seriously does not necessarily mean Hanoi and the Viet Cong's National Liberation Front will reduce their demands. This was apparent in an edito- rial of the official Hanoi news- paper Nhan Dan, broadcast Tuesday by Radio Hanoi a few hours After the agreement for a Saturday session was an- nounced. Demands Listed The only way to halt the Viet- nam war, said Nhan Dan, is for the United States to comply with Hanoi's four-point program and the five NLF end to American "aggression in withdrawal of all non-Vietnamese troops and liq-' uidation of their bases, nonin- terference in South Vietnam'i political future and South Viet- nam's eventual reunification with the North. Nhan Dan said the United States was "forced" to halt Ihe' bombing of North Vietnam and accept an undivided round table for the talks. In the same way, it said, the Americans eventual- ly will be forced to accept the. Hanoi and NLF programs as, a basis for negotiations In Paris. U.S. and Smith Vietnamese of- ficials- expect their adversaries to restate their position..Wash- ington and Saigon have rejected these demands repeatedly' be- cause they consider their fulfil- ment would be the prelude to a Communist takeover in Saigon. But the Americans and the South Vietnamese will .study closely .the way in. which.the other side presents Us views to detect any shades of-difference or hints of a softening. U.S. chief negotiator Henry Cabot Lodge and Saigon's No. 1 man at the table, Pham Dang Lam, are expected to suggest that the talks' first concentrate a general military de-escala- tion, beginning with the demili- tarized zone and spreading south along South Vietnam'i border with Laos and dia. U.S. officials appear to expect that there will be no wrangling over procedures ind the agenda and even that there will be iia agenda. They think that the talks could develop quickly into a free-swinging series of meet- ings, with each side bringing up subjects for discussion ;as :it rates them in importance. Lodge arrived from Washing- ton Monday night and met Tuei- day wifh Lam, who was.iqreifn minister in Saigon while Lo'dge was ambassador-there. The.two quickly agreed to thi Saturday meeting. features On Inside Pages Among featyes in today's Inside pages are the follow- ing: Bay State Governor Sargent asks record budget of bil- lion, page 8; Bucher advised White House when North Koreans attacked Pueblo, page I; Apollo It expected to land men on now-reachable silvery moon, page 23; Burgeoning anti-semllism In Poland forcing exodus of Jews, page 24; Preservation of. wilderness pledged In Canada's national parks, page M. Library Budget Shows Rise of Only City Police List Break Police are pressing their In- vestigation of a break at the home of Steven Rathbone, 18 New- burg, Drive, Chief Paul J. Tracy said today. Rathbone was returning home from work'last night, Tracy said, when the headlights _ of his car flashed on the cellar window on the north west side of the build- ing. He noticed the window was broken', and the home had been entered. Tracy said the thieves stole a bottle full of pennies estimated at nine bills in U. S. a IMS class, ring that says Monsori Academy, one Mack star sapphire gold ring estimated at approximately and one square head ring. Heading the investigation are; Inspector Aime Jalbert and Act- ing Inspector.Roland Anctil. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Classifieds M 35. 37 Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle Obituaries .Kelly 4 M, 21 Pearson Sports Suburban News Taylor Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 34 Weather 2 4 21 .21 For its 19M operations, the brary system is seeking more than appropriated for the department last year. This year's proposed budget was submitted today to1 Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan and the alder- men. The mayor will disclose how much of the added appropriations he will allow'' at a pre-hearing Feb. 17. Salary increases and the crea- tion of several new positions ac- count for a major portion of the overall budget rise. Other increases are due to high- er allocation's -for office .supplies and services, book purchases and binding.', Provides Raises The proposed salary. increases are in accordance with the Yar- ger pay plan which provides step increases of about five per cent. In most cases, the library trust- ees pointed out, proposed salary increases bring library employes up to the third step in the classi- fication plan. Steps I and II were reached by aldermanie ac- .tion in 1967 and 1968. The library trustees have autonomy in set- ting wages for employes but agreed to voluntarily abide by the Yarger plan when it was adopted in 1966. With the pay raise proposed, City Librarian Joseph G. Sakey's salary will jump from to Two library assistant I posi- tions and a position of catalog- typist will be created with start- ing salaries of The additional personnel is need- ed, the trustees'stated, because of the heavy demands made upon library services by the city's ex- panding population. "The expansion of schools, pub- lic and private, and their expand- ing population has an increasing Influence on the use of the li- the trustees said. "The expanding industrial and commer- cial base in the city has brought into the library thousands of so- phisticated skilled workers re- quiring and demanding more technical materials and refer- ence." Purchase Booki For book purchases, the trust- ees have budgeted or 500 more than in 1968. "In spite of the in the book budget in 1968, litoary purchased fewer bopta than in the trustees said. "The increase reflects the con- tinued inflationary ,cost of books, an increase in circulation; an in- crease in the number of book! published and in Increase in the number of replacement copies needed for the children's and adult collections." For binding, the library seeks which is more' than appropriated in About of the extra requested, trustees noted, reflects a 10 per cent increase in the cost .of binding. The additional .ii re- quested for the following reasons, they said: continued increase In li- brary circulation, with a limited book collection, has taken a serious toll on the condition of library books. thousand books In the traveling school- collection refthif need replacing or bJndinf -Because of inadesuata bind' ery funds the library hai not bound; many of the standard, much used-and much --needed periodicals'. The bindery request will help begin this proceis. -If the library h to begin prepare and piin for ilmort com- plete open shelving In the new library, the condition of booki needs much iinrovement. A mcerase for periodicali, from to it credited to the increase in cost of periodicals. NoW The major drop in the library budget is the building repairs and jervices This account has tobogganed from to a decrease of The account ballooned last year because of major re- pairs undertaken at the Hunt Library. A breakdown of the budget If "pa'yrott up telephone, up elec- tricity, up water, LIBRARY United Fund Elects Jeff ery as Leader IF YOU WANT A FREE PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT, SEE US. INDIAN HEAD NATIONAL BANK Member F.D.I.C. Alan G. Jeffery has been elect- ed president of the Greater Nash- ua and Hudson United Fund. He succeeds Hollis Harrington. Other officers include: First vice president, James R. Teeple; lecond vice president, Courtney E. Sargent; treasurer, Conrad E. Thibiult, and execu- tive secretary of the United Fund, Gwendolyn B. Jonei. Listed Elected to three-year terms if directors were Carroll J. Blier, John H. Roland, Ralph McKay, Janies Munroe, Robert Welts, T. Harrison Whalen, and S. Robert Winer; to one-year terms, Win- throp L. Carter Jr., and Robert Johnson. Last ysar, was con- tributed, exceeding i United Fund coal at Headtaf (be drtvf ALAN G. JEFITBRT is chairman vis dent, Jrfery. rV'jisn Ruf FOR Our Sale Is on. J Rugi wished for the price of 1 Sila For 1 month only Main St. FUEL Oil SAVE MORE With LORN N OIL CO. INC