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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 10, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Chuckle Woman driver, explaining why she Ignored a red light: "When you've seen one, you've seen them all." Nashua Celeqraph 1969 The Telegraph's 100th Year As A Dally Newspaper C 9 1 Weather Tonight, Fair and Cold Tuesday The Same FULL REPORT ON PAGI TWO VOL. 100 NO. 0 Estibllshed Weekly October Incorporated tl Daily March 1, 18M NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY, FEBRUARY Itcond CUN FtH At Nnhut, N. H. 90 PAGES TEN CENTS 16-Inch Snow Fall Seals Nashua Area Giant Storm Creates Giant Task Last night's Northeaster reached all expectations and then some and before it moved out to sea, it deposited 16% inches of snow in the Nashua area. In the top left photo, a snow-covered shoveler has a giant task in trying to keep abreast of the storm. Top right is a nighttime view of Main Street from the driver's seat during the height of the storm. Autos that could move, moved at a snail's pace. And this morning there was the chore of digging out as evidenced by the lower left photo. Armed with shovels, a group tackles the task of removing buried cars. On Main Street (lower an abandoned auto creates the usual headache for snow plow operators. and Andruskevich) Ky Willing to Talk to Viet Cong By TERENCE SMITH NBW York Timai News Serviot BANGKOK, Thailand Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky, of South Vietnam said today that his government would be willing to negotiate a political settle- ment directly with the Viet Cong after North Vietnam withdrew Its troops from his country. Ky also said that he would be willing to meet privately with Xuan Thuy, North Vietnam's chief negotiator in Paris, to speed the progress of the peace talks. Ky, although not a nego- tiator, is in charge'of the South Vietnamese delegation to the talks. He left Paris for home yesterday. In an interview aboard an Air France jet en route to Saigon, the Vice President said he would like to see the United' States and North Vietnam agree on a mutual withdrawal of forces and leave the settlement of the political problems to his govern- ment and representatives of the national liberation front, or Viet- oong. "That is what we he said in'the most explicit statement on the subject, "if, after the withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops, they (the Vietcong) want to come and- talk about a po- litical settlement, we will talk with them. "There are a thousand ways to solve the problems of South he continued. If Hanoi and Washington can ar- range to withdraw their we can .solve those problems ourselves, in an Asian manner." Such a "two-track" approach has been advocated by Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, President Nixon's chief adviser on foreign policy in the January issue of the Quarterly Magazine Foreign Affairs. Kissinger, in an article written before his appointment, argued against an American part in the search for a political settlement. He said that if the U n i t e d States "brings about a removal of external forces and pres- sures, and if it gains a reason- able lime for political consolida- tion, it will have done the maxi- mum possible for an ally." This was the first time the Vice President had said, with no qualification other than the North Vietnamese withdrawal, that he woultl be willing to sit down with the Viet Cong and Sunday Hunt for Debbie Nets New Clue discuss a political settlement, although he hinted in late De- cember that it might be possible to open such a dialogue. At that time, both in a tele- vision interview in Paris and in a news conference in Saigon, Ky said that his government would talk directly with "all op- position groups in the south, in- cluding the once North Vietnamese troops had departed. However, Ky said then that the Saigon government would never treat the front as an "entity" although it recognized its "reality." This qualification mirrored the policy of President Nguyen Van Thieu. He had long said that Saigon would meet with the Viet Cong as indlvidu-- als but not as representatives of the front. By Dandier Almost everywhere, It was NoGo Day. Cars didn't go. Kids didn't go to school. Mailmen didn't go out on deliveries. And most people didn't go to work on time and some not at all. Snow inches of it by 7 a.m. was every- body's big hangup. The northeaster which roared into New England early Sunday had Nashua and other area towns sealed up this morning. Plows Out Main arteries were plowed out' for the dawn traffic. But side streets were closed up tight with I near knee-high accumulation. A Nashua man, Michael Gesnal- do, 62, of Mulberry St., was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital today after being overcome while shoveling snow. Hospital officials said he was admitted after being brought to the emergency room at about 9 by the police ambulance. A re. port on his condition was unavail- able. Department of Public Works' plowing crews began the clean-up battle at 2 p.m. yesterday and plan to continue it through to- night. Gale force winds which drove steadily falling flakes into waist- high drifts created problems for the DPW plows. But abandoned cars. were the "big according to Supt. of Streets Paul Belanger. "They were he said, "two or three to a street and sometimes as many as five. "You should have seen North- eastern Boulevard. It looked like a parking lot. Harris Road was so plugged up you couldn't have got- ten fire equipment through." Occupants of the stranded cars on these two streets were most likely -holed up at nearby motels which reported a landfall busi- ness in overnight stays. Motels Crowded Spokesmen for the Holiday Inn and the new Howard Johnson molel reported they had as many as seven to eight persons per room. When the rooms ran out at the Howard Johnson's, the dining room, the indoor swimming pool patio and hallways were convert- ed into sleeping facilities. Most area motel managers said their unexpected guests consisted of skiing groups en route to Boston area .from New Hamp- shire mountains. Many came equipped with sleeping bags. One innkeeper said some of the disabled motorists who sought shelter at his molel had walked two miles after leaving their cars behind on the F. E. Everett Turn- pike. Police were deluged with calls to provide transportation, but issisted only emergency cases in- volving medical need. Ambulance runs were led by I plowing vehicle loaned to the de- partment by Nashua Auto Company. Chief Paul J. Tracy said his department responded to about 19 emergency runs during the storm. "You name it, we did said. "From baby cases, to heart cases, blood runs to helping people from stranded cars and buses." The season's heaviest snowfall has the fire departmet casting an anxious eye at snow-obscured hydrants. Chief Albert L. Tanguay ap- pealed to residents for special help in digging out the hidden hydrants. we clearing away hydrants, he said, "but there irs only so many they can do in a day. We would appreciate it if the people would help us out in this emergency by clearing away hydrants near their homes." Chain-clad fire trucks made a run to the Charlotte Avenue school at 8 a.m. but there was no fire. A malfunction in the warning system is believed the cause of the false alarm. One engine got through to the school, a department spokesman 16-INCH SNOW FALL Page 1 City Cares for 240 Stranded in Storm. The city's emergency capabili- ties were put to a stiff test during the storm when it provided over- night accommodations for about 240 stranded persons, most of them children. This development came after four outside-city buses broke down, or were stuck In big snow drifts spawned by strong winds. The 'group which spent the night here, included out-of-state motor- ists whose vehicles were buried in snow. Under the direction of George M. Papadopoulos, director of civil defense, the St. Patrick's Youth Center, and the Spring Street Junior High School, were converted into sleeping quarters. Housing Provided The count included: 40 persons, majority of them youngsters, from Concord, N.H., who were housed in the Youth Center, p.m., call; buses carrying chil- dren and adults from Framing- ham, and Newton, Mass., p.m., and Cranston, K.I., a.m. Coupled with these ta groups, there were stranded driv- ers, hiking the number to almost 200, at the junior high. Three busloads left early today and the fourth was set to leave by noon. Papadopoulos praised the ef- forts ef Deputy Police Chief Eu- gene Tafe, John V. Chesson, and personnel of the Department of Public Works, headed by Paul Belanger, superintendent of streets, and Hoy Moses, assistant superintend- ent. The DPW employes made four trips to the C-D headquarters on Arlington Street, to transport cots and blankets to the converted "hotels." With classes canceled today, there were no problems involving school operationi. Hudson Digging Oat; Rumor Is Squelched By MICHELE BUJOLD HUDSON-A report that seven snow plow operators quit last night is completely unfounded, said road agent Carl E. Leaor this morning. "My men have been out sanding and plowing since 9 a.m. he laid. Leaor has a regular crew of eleven men who work the snow plows, but he hires additional help during a major snowstorm. Thii weekend he added four more men to the Hudson crew. "They have been working all day and all he said, in "shifts. There has been no halt in the plowing. I've been running a plow myself." Also recruited to run plow to help clear the lf% inches of snow that fell on Hudson streets Selectman Frank A. Nutting, Hi reported that the plows are ran- ning efficiently, with only out mishap. One of the snow plow hit utility pole last night and thi transformer and wires fell on truck. The plow operator had to be rescued by the Public Servict Company, Nutting said. Chairman of the Board of Se- lectmen, John Bednar, said that the rumor about the plow opera- tors quitting was probably begun by irate residents who are "mad that their streets aren't plowed yet." He said that the Selectmen's of- DIGGING OUT Full By CARL C. CRAFT ALLENSTOWN, N.H. (AP) State Police Capt. Kenneth Hayes said today an old "piece of newspaper that looked as if someone had cleaned fish or a small animal on it" was found during a massive search of area for missing Debra Lee Horn. Hayes said tests will be made on the blood found on the paper located Sunday by searchers who were among more than 600 who crossed about 30 square miles of rugged territory in the hunt for clues to the mysterious TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby I Baker 5 Classifieds 17, 18, 19 Comics Cook Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle Lawrence 16 16 Obituariei Pearson Sports Suburban 1 4 14, 15 News 12, 13 Sulzburger 5 Taylor 4 Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 6 Weather 18 Id PIZZA by Charles Famous thru nut New England 147 W. Pearl St. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY OOr ONLY Telephone 889-4542 Open 11 A.M. te 2 A.M. Men. thru Sat. Sundays 3 P.M. to Midnite disappearance of the 11-year-old girl.. The volunteer searchers worked through the woods dur- ing the start of the area's worst snowstorm of the winter. Steady. wow hampered visibility. of the searchers who flocked to the area from northern New Eng- land and Massachusetts. One snowshoe-user came down from Canada to participate in the hunt billed as the final major one until the spring thaw. Missing Since Jan. 29 The volunteers were seeking a 50-pound, girl who hasn't been seen since Jan. 29 when her parents permitted her to stay home from school after she had slipped on ice and complained of pain. There are "some places you could stick an elephant in and never find said Perkins, 39, of Chichester, who used snbwshoes to walk across snow he described as being gen- erally four to five inches deep over ice. He said there was a "constant snowfall you couldn't see a great deal." Some estimates on the num- ber of participants in Sunday's search ranged as high as 800. BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A, B. 0. HELP YOU GET OUT OF DEBT BY CONSOLIDATING YOUR BILLS PAST DUE OR NOT. YOU OAH AVOID LEOAI. AC- TIONS DUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS. NOT A LOAN NO SECURITY NO CO-SIGNERS IF YOU OWE PAY AS LOW AS tl.OOO WEEKLY WEEKLY 135 WEEKLY CALL OB WHITE TODAY Tttr of Mind Tomorrow 1271 Elm St Manchester 669.5161 Boom 108 92 Main St. Ntihna 883-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Ifonift or Annalnfmenti Amnied The 600 figure came from Po- lice Chief Roland Baillargeon, who had made the appeal for volunteers in this final hunt. The volunteers came from as far as Scituate, Mass., for the well-organized look at the re- gion that includes Bear Brook State Park. More than 120 snowmobiles were used Sunday, including those from ten snowmobile clubs in the greater Boston area. The hunt Included territory on both sides of the Suncook Eiver and east and west of Route 28. Although disappointed that the search failed to produce addi- tional clues, the police chief said he "couldn't be any hap- pier" over the turnout of volun- teers especially in the dis- couraging weather. CAP Unit Assists Among the searchers were 18 members of a Manchester Civil Air Patrol unit aged 13 to 21 and 44 men from a Marine Eeserve unit in Manchester. Meanwhile, supermarket worker Angelo P. Navarro, 35, of Manchester, faces a ,probable cause hearing Feb. 19 on charges of attempted extortion and false pretenses. He entered no plea Saturday when arraigned in Hooksett Mu- nicipal Court before Judge Frank Gate. Navarro was freed in bail on the attempted extortion charge and on person-, al recognizance on the false pretenses count. Authorities accused Navarro .of trying to collect for the safe return of the child al- though he didn't have her. Navarro, a native of Brook- lyn, N.Y., and the father of three children, was arrested in Manchester Saturday. His blonde wife and a.Manchester attorney accompanied him to court. Asst. Atty. Gen. Henry Spaloss represented the state. Authorities accused Navarro of-wanting left at the rear door of a Manchester store at p.m. Friday. The police charged, that, he was the man who twice phoned newsman Ed Williams of WMUR-TV in Manchester after the newsman offered to be the go-between with the child's family if somebody had the girl and wanted to collect the offered by an anonymous Bos- ton donor for her safe return. The girl has been missing since Jan. 29. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Horn of A1- lenslown, fear she was' 'ab- ducted from their home. But authorities officially list her as a missing child. Missing Plane Found in Windham WINDHAM The. week long search for a small Piper plane which had s p r e a d throughout the southern part of the state, ended in Windham. The aircraft was found by Po- lice Chief Willis Low of Wind- ham off Kendall Pond Ro'ad, Saturday, near the junction of Old Mill Road. Its pilot, Sidney Cohen of Maynard, Mass., was found dead in the cabin. Chief Low said Cohen ap- parently was killed instantly in the crash. A "hunch" prompted the po- lice chief to search the woods adjoining the ,area, which had been combed by volunteers and officials earlier in the .week. Within 45 minutes, Low found the plane. He theorized the small aircraft had struck a tree top before crashing into a large tree trunk. Windham Police Sgt. Leo St. Pierre used a snowmobile and trailer to carry state officials about a half mile from the road to the scene of the tragedy. .In- cluded in the group were Deputy Sheriff Lcland Davis and .Dr. William Hart of Hampstead, Rockingham Cojnty medical Search tor Plane Ends in Windham This is the wreckage of the light plane killed in the found by police in Windham. The pilot Sidney Cohen of Maynard, Mass., was referee. Also taking part in the investigation were slate police, conservation officers and state Auronautical officials. The plane disappeared Feb. 1. Cohen had flown from Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass., stopped In Lewiston, Me. to refuel and intended lo fly to Plymouth, Mass., before returning to Bed- ford. According to authorilies, the pilot radioed Grenier Field in Manchester after leaving Lewis- crash. ton to say he was having trouble and visibility was poor because of heavy snow. The victim's body was moved to a Derry funeral home where authorities planned to perform an autopsy. IF YOU WANT A FREE PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT, SEE US. INDIAN HEAD NATIONAL BANK Member F.D.I.C. Custom Framing by Experts at reasonable rates plus Green Stamps at Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Open Thurs. nigliis 'til FREE CHECKING for Junior Senior Citizens NASHUA TRUST COMPANY MEMBER I, D. 1. 0, FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. NMknt languid- Rug FOR Our Sale on.! Rugs wished for the print of 1 Sate For 1 month only MTtt Main St. Call M-MM   

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