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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 28, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Legend Of Taylor's Falls Bridge; Hudson Always Paid Less By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER An old cardboard file contain- ing long-sought Information on the construction of the Taylor's Falls Bridge has been "redii- covered" In City Hall. And had the nature of its con- tents been known great- er tremors of concern would have swept state and local gov- ernments at the first sign of settling In the bridge's trouble- some Pier 1. Hudson Favored Documents In file, aug- mented by research in old Su- perior Court records, minutes of the Board of Public Works of 1909 .to 1912 and histories of the area, also show that precedence favors Hudson Ui Its perpetual quest to share bridge costs with Nashua on a proportional rather than equal basis. The file, which contains cor- respondence pertaining to con- struction of the bridge, w a i found, by James P. Hogan, who took over as city engineer in late November. He came across tht flit whllt looking over the contents of a wooden box found under a low table as he rearranged fur- niture in his office. Hogan's immediate predeces- sor, Joel B. Hill, said he put the box there with the intention of someday sorting its contents. "I knew the paperi were old and that's why I didn't want to anything away without looking at Hill said. "But I never got around to it." He said ht had looked through many files of old document] city engineer and the box con- taining the Taylor's Falls Bridge file was one of tlie final ones he planned to examine. It was originally found irt a .closet in the City Hall basement, Hill said, presumably misplaced when city government trans- ferred operations from its old quarters on lower Main Street to the present municipal building 90 years ago. Aside from correspondence exchanged on tht construction of the Taylor's Falls Bridge, tlm box yielded correspondence files on (lie erection of the Main Street bridge and routiuc De- partment of Public Works af- fairs. Defects Noted Included in the TF bridge file are copies of engineering- re- ports concerning construction defects in Pierj 1 and 2 and recommendations for their re- pair. A quiet but unfruitful search for thest reports had been con- ducted by tht stale Department of Public Works and Highways late last summer when it was faced with recommending pier repairs. State officials were puzzled over the fact their extensive files did not contain any plans for the TF bridge. And they had not known of the construction defects of Pier 1 until they read of them in a brief Telegraph article drawn from a Hudson town history. All that Hill could furnish the itatc from' his flies, wttt view plans for the bridge vMefc state DPW and Hudson official! said did not shed much light on the problems of Pier 1. But an examination of tht forgotten TF file shows that ill construction was strictly a nut- ter of local, enterprise which had to surmount familiar ob- stacles related to joint building endeavori between .Hudson and Nashua. LEGEND I Today's Chuckle You can't beat old Christopher Columbus' mileage. Look at all the miles he got out of three galleons. 1969 Tthgroph'i iOOth Year As A Daily Newspaper C M Weather Cloudy, Cold Tonight Snow, Sleet Wednesday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 100 NO. 279 Established as a Weekly October Incorporated as a Daily March 1, NASHUA, NEW HAMPSffifffi, TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 16 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Ky and Lodge of Peace South Vietnamese President Ngu- Ky said his government is prepared to yen Cao Ky stands beside U.S. Ambas- meet privately with-the other side to sador Henrv Cabot Lodee outside Kv's riisrnss <AP wironVmtn via sador Henry Cabot Lodge outside Ky's Paris residence after an hour-long work- ing session between the allied negotiators. discuss peace. (AP Wirephoto via cable from Paris) Nashua Board Seeks Tract For Future Grade School By MARSHA CLEMENT The Board of Education plans fast action to acquire a siie for a future elementary school. This was among a series of actions discussed by the board at its meeting last night, ..with Dr. Norman W. Crisp John T. D'intsios reported, that the site committee will meet Feb. 12 when "immedi- ate steps will be taken toward the purchase of an elementary school site." A 15-'acre tract on Coburn Avenue is considered for a new grade school. to Meet Saturday Herbert Miller, reporting for subcommittee named to meet with the Teachers' Union, said that at the Jan. 22 session, it was agreed to meet at 30 a.m., Saturday. He stated the sub- committee will meet Friday night. Last night's session was held In the aldermanic chambers, and was witnessed by a silent audience of about 20 teachers; Immediately after the 'meet- Ing, Supt. of Schools Edmund M. Keefe requested that the group informally reconvene in the School Department office for preliminary budget discus- sion. Board, members present were Crisp, John Dimtsips, Dr. John Fontana, Gerald Prunier, Mar- garet .Cote, Paul April, Herbert Miller, Mrs. Margaret Plynn and; Richard Leonard. Absent .were Dr. J. GerarB Levesque, William O'Neill and Mrs. Jean Wallin: There was little discussion, and no disagreement, as the Board accepted a variety of re- ports from its standing commit- tees. These included the finance committee's report of total ex- penditures for- 1988 a s This was broken down into two categories, list- ing-school department expenses as and athletics ex- penditures of The resignations of two teach- ers were accepted. Mrs. Kath- leen Lamparelli, a fourth grade teacher at Mount Pleasant School, is leaving for persona! Mrs. Eleanor Hughes, a second grade teacher at the N.H. Agencies Ask For Federal Funds CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Gov. Walter Peterson.and his Executive Council stage their second ..formal council meeting Thursday with requesls to ac- cept several tliousand dollars of federal funds leading the list of items on the agenda. The Department' of Health and Welfare wants authority to accept in federal funds for special educational purposes. Laconia Stale Scliool wants pel-mission lo accept of federal money for equipment, teaching facilities and aides.' Wants Aides Dr. V. M. Bramwell, director of the Mental Health Division, .is asking for in federal money for psychiatric consul- tants and speecli therapists at PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 Pearl St. Finesf in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY QOc ONLY Ttkphont Open 11 A.M. ta 2 A.M. Mon. thru Sit. diyi I P.M. the Child Guidance Center in Concord. The Department of Resources and Economic Development will be asking authority to accept of federal forestry money for the North Country. Also on the agenda is a re- quest by New Hampshire Hos- pital superintendent Warren Burns for director of correc- tional psychiatry. Stale Commissioner of Educa- tion Newell Paire is expected to appear before the council lo testify about his request lo ac- cept in federal money which would be used as train- ing funds under the Higher Ed- ucation Act of 1965. No slate matching funds are involved, according to the writ- ten agenda item. The funds would be used to offset the "critical teacher shortage in New Paire says. BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. HEM TOD GET OUT OF DEBT Br CONSOHDATJNO TOW! BILLS PAST DUE OK NOT. TOD CAN AVOID LEGAL AC- TIONS DUNS LETTERS AND BTKEATENING PHONE MO BTKEATE TV YOU OWE PAY AS I.OW AS fl.Oon WKKKLY WJSKKT.Y W.EEKLT CAM, OK WRT'rl'! TODAY JOT fact of Mind Tomorrow 1871 Elm it Mtnchntar 669-5161 Koom 101 92 Main St. NtlhUt 883-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Offlw A ITU m Sunset Heights Schoul, is mov- ing out of stale. Named to replace Mrs. Lam- parelli was Mrs. Marian Elliott, who previously -taught in the local school system. She was a teacher at Broad Street School from September of 1965 through June' of last year. Fill Vacancies Accepted to fill other existing vacancies were George W. Kel- ly, who will teach English at Nashua High Fred C. Attalla, who will conduct physical education classes in the elementary .schools. Kelly obtained his B.A. from St. An- selm's College in 1966 and is' now working for his M.A. at Boston College. He has had two years of teaching experience at Pembroke Academy. Attalla will receive his B.E. from Ply- mouth State College this month, and is currently student teach- ing at Rundlett Junior High in Concord. Dr. Fontana, chairman of the health committee, reported a combined total of 28 cases of mumps afft chicken, pox throughout Nashua elementary schools. No other contagions were -listed.. Upon the recommendation of the house committee, .Norman Bleau was hired for a three- month trial period as a. custo- dian at Nashua High School, re- placing retired custodian Al- phonse Rioux. The board also acceded to committee recom- mendations that the Part-Rec- reation department be allowed use of the Nashua High gymna- sium on March 6 for a benefit basketball game, and that the Chamber of Commerce be al- lowed the use of the gymnasium for its annual dinner. Through the. athletics com- mittee, the Varsity Club granted permission to continue compiling and selling. football programs for. Nashua High School games. The club further reported that its balance of will be applied toward a ban- quet honoring high school letter- men. Two teachers submitted let- ters to. the corresponde nee committee, requesting unpaid leaves which were granted by the Board. Mrs. Denise Cloutier of the New Searles'School will be allowed to leave in March for a brief stay In Hawaii with her husband, who is.now on mili- tary duty fn Vietnam. Mrs. Be- renice Margolis of the Mount SCHOOL Custom framing by Exjierts at. reasonable rates plus Green Stamps at Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Pearl St. Open Ttairi. M2-MI1 'HI Allies Hammer Enemy Sites; U.S. Combat Toll Tops By GEOKGE KSPEE SAIGON (AP) South Vietnamese headquarters said today a crack battalion of government rangers backed by U. S. planes and artillery killed 320 North Vietnamese in a bloody bat- tle Saturday and Sunday 18 miles from the Laotian border. U.S. Power Noted A spokesman said the U.S. bombers and artillery account- ed for 200 ol the enemy dead. He said 51 rangers were wound- ed in the engagement 25 miles northwest of Pleiku city, in the central highlands. U.S. officers sajd the Commu-. nist command has pulled thou- sands of troops into border areas, apparently waiting to see what happens -at the Paris peace talks. The ranger battalion was re- ported still sweeping the area today and U.S. B52 bombers un- leashed 500 tons of bombs Mon- day, night and today on enemy troop concentrations. The South Vietnamese report- ed another battle four miles from the Cambodian border and 54 miles northwest of Saigon early today in which about-400 North 'Vietnamese troops as- saulted the night bivouac posi- tions of a government para- trooper battalion. By dawn the had been beaten back after a U.S. flare- ship illuminated their positions for a hail of fire from U.S. heli- copter gunships. A spokesman said 23: enemy bodies were found. Two South Vietnamese were killed and several wound- ed. A U.S. spokesman said Ameri- can gunships, .bombers and ar- tillery killed another. 24 North Vietnamese soldiers and smashed four heavy machine gun positions along the Cambo- dian border 63 miles northwest of Saigon. Far to the north, Nov'ji namese troops just inside the demilitarized zone shelled U.S. Marines for the first time in more than a month Monday night, but a U.S. Command spokesman called the attack "trivial." The spokesman said seven Leathernecks were wounded by 25 mortar shells before Marine artillery silenced the North Vietnamese guns. The United States believed it had tacit agreement from the North Vietnamese to keep out of the DMZ in return for the Nov. 1 bombing halt, and also proposed guarantees of the buffer zone at the peace talks in Paris Satur- day. But so far Hanoi has shown no sign of cooperating although all military, activity reported .in the zone has been on a minor scale. The Marine unit that came i under fire was 500' yards south of the southern boundary of the DMZ, said the. spokesman. It was from the 3rd Marine Divi- sion's 4th R e g i men t. The spokesman said it was the first time the Marines had been shelled from inside the DMZ since Dec. 21. A.spokesman-.said U.S.rartil- .lery fired on a group of North Vietnamese troops moving in the DMZ earlier Monday after they were spotted by an obser- vation plane. An air observer reported nine were killed. Combat Deaths Military spokesman said today that American combat deaths have passed and could exceed the Korean War's toll by May 13, the first anniversary of the Paris peace talks. Communiques for the past. week have listed 28 Americans killed in action, raising the Viet- nam war's toll to More than Americans have died on the battlefield since North Vietnamese and Washington representatives first met in Par- is last May 13.- Allied Peace Team Eyes Developments By STEPHENS BROENING PARIS (AP) U.S. and South Vietnamese officials an-' ticipate three developments from North Vietnam and the Viet Cong in connection with the Paris peace'talks. If they are right, then the Americans and their South Viet- namese allies can expect some difficult moments on the battle- field and at the conference ta- ble. But they believe North Viet- nam may. also bt preparing t diplomatic retreat. Assess Intentions The U.S. and South Viet- .namese sources give this as- sessment of the intentions of the North Vietnamese ami the Na- tional Liberation Front. 1. The Viet Cong will try to in- flict some form of military em- barrassment on the U.S. and" South Vietnamese forces in Viet-. nam while the negotiations con- tinue in Paris. There are signs of such pre- parations in the field, but the sources do not anticipate that the blow will be as heavy as last year's Tet offensive. They be- lieve the attack will be aimed primarily at increasing the American public's distaste for the war. 2. Hano and the Liberation Front 'will use the Paris talks as. a forum .to enhance the NLF's status and its claim to be the le- gitimate power in South Viet- nam! This will be the kind of verbal attacks on the Saigon .regime that were delivered by the Front during last Saturday's opening session of the full-dress talks. One ranking official said he expected "the other side's propaganda broadsides to play a prominent role in the negotia- tions for time." 3. Meanwhile, North Vietnam may begin preparing its own people for an agreement which falls short of the victory prom- ised for so long by the Commu- nist leaders. After President Johnson's bombing hail last Nov. 1, Thuy called the Saigon regime "nhs cam or the "adminis- tration." At last Saturday's session Thuy referred to his Vietnamese opponents 35 "chinh quyen." an expression meaning the Soulh Vietnamese Hie inform- ant said. .IF YOU WANT A FREE PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT, SEE US. INDIAN HEAD NATIONAL BANK Member F.DZC. The weekly report of casual- ties for last week will be re- leased on Thursday. It is ex- pected to be substantially larger than 28 since the daily reports do not list scores of troops killed in small skirmishes, men who died of wounds and those whose stalus is changed from missing to dead. The U.S. Command reported last Thursday Hie eight-year Vietnam war has cost the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong at least soldiers killed. The U.S. combat toll For the three-year Korean War was A spokesman for President Nguyen Van Thien said today the South Vietnamese govern- ment is considering whether to risk another cease-fire next month for the annual celebra- tion of Tet, the lunar new year, on Feb. 17. The Communist command broke a Tet cease-fire pledge last year with its biggest offen- sive of the war, aimed primari- ly at Saigon and more than. 100 other cities. Spokesmen for Thieu and for Premier Tran Van Huong said no decision on a Tet cease-fire has been made yet, although Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky said in Paris there would be a truce of a few days, beginig Feb. 16. The Soviet Union charged to- day that D.S. military interven- tion in Laos could endanger chances for a Vietnam settle- ment at the Paris Talks. For- eign Minister Andrei Gromyko accused the United States of vi- olating Laolian neutrality through bombing raids, shelling and other "acts of subversion" against the Communist Pathet Lao. In a statement distributed by Tass, the Soviet news agency, Gromyfco said this "by no means creates a favorable at- mosphere for the Paris talks." He charged the United States wants to turn Laos into "a springboard for Its aggressive policy in Indochina" and urged Washington to observe the Geneva accords that guaranteed Laotian neutrality. Rudman May Be Selected As Chairman of State GOP CONCORD, N.H. (AP) State Republican Chairman John Palazzi, who presided over the GOP victory sweep last Novem- ber, -told newsmen' today he won't be a candidate for re- election when the party leaderi meet tonight to pick officers. Among those. said to. be con- sidered as a possible replace- ment is attorney, Warren Hud- man of Nashua, fiscal agent for Gov. Walter Peterson during the election campaign. "They begged me to slay on, but I Palazzi said. "The job is too demanding and there are plenty of good people to choose my replace- ment Palazzi added. Palazzi, 50, a Concord resi- dent who owns the Palazzi Con- struction Corp. at Hooksett, has been party chief since April, 1MB. Declines To Say Palazzi said lie wouldn't ac- cept re-election even if he is re- nominated. He declined to say whom he'd support for the job or who is being, considesed by Ihc nominating committee which includes Peterson. Palazzi, a lung-time advocate of party unity, guided the GOP effort that resulted in a recap- ture of the governorship and re- election of Sen. Norris Cotton and Reps. James Cleveland and Louis ffyman. Palazzi is a native of' West Boylston, Mass. Palazzi became party chair- man after ..William .Johnson- of Hanover resigned in 1966 to make what proved to be an un- successful attempt to' gain- OOP's nomination for the Senate. There had been reports sever- al months'ago that he was plan- ning to resign but he dismissed them, then, .by saying: "I'm not a-quitter in the. midst of t cam- paign." When Halazzi was named state chairman, It wiped out speculation that he would bid for the governorship held then by Democratic John W. King. Flood Damage in California Is Estimated at Million LOS ANGELES (AP) Mr. and Mrs. William Sugden walked into their home in the flood-swept suburb of Glendora. The floor of the ranch-style stucco house was covered with two feet of mud, the furniture was soggy and be- yond repair, shelves were cov- ered with slime. "My wife and I built every bit of this house ourselves 12 years ago and we will rebuild it our- said Sugden, a super- vising engineer' at Lockheed Aircraft. Survey Damage Sugden's determination was typical of other California householders as they surveyed the damage done to their pro- perty by mud, water and debris. There were.91 known deaths in nine days of heavy rains. Sev- en other persons were missing and presumed dead in mud- slides and flooded rivers. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 6 [Obituaries 2 Baker 4 Pearson 4 Biossat 4 Suburban Classifieds i Sports 10, 11 13, 14, 15 i News 8-9 Comics 12 Sujzbu'rgcr Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle Nashua Scene 4 Television 13 Theaters 13 Dr. Thosleson 12 Weather 2 Damage was estimated at million by Gov. Ronald Reagan before he set out today on a pri- vate airplane tour of the flood- stricken areas. The estimate was. expected to go millions of dollars higher. Families with brooms and hand shovels trudged up hillside streets to their mud-caked homes. Strewn in their paths were boulders rolled like peb- bles from Ihe several California mountain ranges paralleling the Pacific Ocean. State officials said nearly Californians were evacuat- ed from their homes in similar circumstances. Nearly persons were iso- lated because of washouts, land- slides and wrecked bridges throughout the state. Helicop- ters, flying under bright-sun, came to the aid of the sick and the elderly. The flood? brought promises of emergency credit and other aid including the distribution of government food rommodities from the U.S. Agriculture De- partment. More than Pa-. cific Gas and Electric Co. re- pairmen worked Monday to re- store normal service to the state. Work crews lifted mud and debris from the state's major reads and railways. Limited traffic began to move again on Ihc Pacific Coast highway, major north-south artery. Health officials California residents to boil all tap water. In areas of many cit- ies, raw sewage was afloat in the streets. Sewage disposal plants were knocked out in sev- eral communities. Looters were reported on the loose insseveval isolated areas. A number of schools were closed because, of damage and impassable roads. School Aid Bill Signed CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Gov. Walter Peterson today signed a bill authorizing pay- ment of more than to eight: AREA school districts thus correcting a clerical error in a measure passed two years ago. The error had deprived'the schools in Milford, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Claremont, Exeter, Kcene, Lebanon and Newport of the money which the legislators said they'd intended to .appro- priate. The money but legally unpayable until, the bill was'passed at the current ses- sion. 'I.'...- AREA stands for Authorized Regional Enrollment Area school districts. FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With IORDEN OIL CO. INC. Servlnc NAahuft HUrrotmH- ini towoi. 465-2267 Persian Rug GalUriei I FOR Our Sale, is on. 3 Rugs washed for Ihe price of 1 For 1 month only I Main si. CMtoa-mm FREE CHECKING for 'Junior G1 Senior Citizens NASHUA TRUST COMPANY MIMIII r. i.