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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 17, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle Never neglect an opportunity to make another person happy even if you have to let him alone to do it. Nashua Celeoraph 1969 The Teltgraph'i Year At A Daily Newspaper Weather Foir, Cold Tonight Somewhat Warmer Tuesday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO trn? -inn MA ooa Established ai i Oetofcer JO, 1BJ VOL. 100 NO. 296 incorporated u fairy jMiieh 1, 18W ntynps- NASHUA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 18 PAGES Price TEN CENTS St. Louis High School Here Will Close Doors in June After A Sunday Lunch Mrs. Aristotle Onassis and her husband walk with her son, John F. Kennedy Jr., to their limousine after having lunch at the Plaza Hotel in New York yesterday. (AP Wirephoto) By Claudette Durocher St.' Louis High School, a four year Roman Catholic school for girls at Mulberry and Elm Streets, will close permanently in June. 1 'Announcement of the closing was made today by diocesan authorities in Manchester. Meeting Held The. decision for closing the 134-pupi! school stems from a meeting of parents of the students and diocesan authorities. Dr. David Draves, chairman of the Diocesan Board of Education, stated the board recommended this action following an intensive two-year study. .In accordance with board policy, the announcement would have been made in January, the diocese said. But a delay was granted the parents advisory committee of the Allies Resume Vietnam. Offensive By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON (AP) The thunder of bombs from U. S. B52, bombers rever- berated throughout Saigon tonight as U. S. and South Vietnamese forces resumed offensive operations after a 24-hour triice for the start .of the lunar new year. 60 Operations infantrymen resumed some 60 operations they had in- terrupted briefly for the new year festival known as Tetj and U.S. warplanes went back, into action! The aim was to maintain pressure on Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces so they could not repeat the Tet of- tensive which gave the allies such a setback last February. The allied truce ended at p.m. Saigon time, and 22 min- utes later waves of B52s were dropping tons of explosives only 31 miles north of Saigon on the fringes of Communist War Zone D. Seven miles west of the capi- 39 Bills Await N.H. Legislature CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The New Hampshire Legislature goes into its eighth week Tues- day with measwes facing it, MAJOR JAMES P. McKEON Nashua Man Dies in Viet The death of a Nashua man, Air Force Major James P- McKeon, in Vietnam Feb. 13 has been reported to his parents here. According to a preliminary re- port received by Mr. and Mrs. James T. McKeon, 5 Prospect Ave., their son d'ed in a non- combat casualty on his 36th birthday. His widow, Shirley, and their two children, David and Elaine, live in Pittslon, Pa- Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Mary (McKeon) S Prospect Ave., several nieces, a nephew and cousins. Major McKeon was a graduate St. Patrick's (Sacred Heart) parochial school, Nashua High School and the University of New Hampshire. He also was a grad- uate of several advanced military pilot training schools. Funeral arrangements are In- complete. PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. Pearl St. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY OOc ONLY lyitphom 189-4542 Open 11 A.M. to 2 A.M. Man. thru Sat. 3 P.M. including a bill to.allow 18-year-' olds to drink. The House Liquor Laws Com- mittee is urging that the bill killed However, a floor fight is expected. Other measures to be taken up by the lawmakers include a bill calling for a reduction ol the work week tor law enforce- ment employes to 40 hours with no limit on overtime. The bill has been' stamped "inexpedient1 to legislate." by Ex- ecutive Departments Commit- tee. Also due for House action is i measure which would stiffen the penalties.for the use of a gun or other'.lethal weapon while committing a felony. The House. Judiciary Committee has recommended that, it -be killed. The House. Eesources Com- mittee has recommended the House pass with an amendment a bill stiffing enforcement of water classification. A resolution aimed at estab- lishing an interim commission to. study the state's election laws has been sidelined, how- ever. The measure is expected to be referred to the Lisgisla- live Council. Recommended for passage by the House Transportation: Com- mittee is a bill which would make it illegal to drive while under the influence of 'hallucino- genic drugs. The Senate has a light calen- dar. Only one bill is scheduled to come before of the upper chamber Tuesday. It in- volves the expiration date for snowmobile registration. The schedule for-hearings Is also. crowded. The (House Con- stitutional Revision Committee will; hear a, measure .allowing switching to' independent from Republican or Democrat; Other bills up for a hearing Include ones to increase salaries of classified state employees, temporary and seasonal state employee; to eliminate straight ticket voting; to use the state saniorium as a geriatic facili- ty and to transfer tubercular patients. tal, smaller American fighter- bombers attacked a Viet Cong bunker complex. In the central highlands, American artillery opened fire on enemy troop concentrations near Kontum -Cily ,45 seconds after the truce ended. Military spokesmen said the allies would ignore the rest of the seven-day Viet Cong cease- fire, which runs until 7 a.m. Sat- urday, just as they ignored the first 35 hours of it. U.S. headquarters said the en- emy violated their own cease- fire and the period of allied truce with at least 170 attacks .during the .53 hours from 7 a.m. Saturday until noon today. Headquarters reported that 128 of these incidents occurred during the first 18 hours of the allied truce, including an at; tempt early today by hundreds of North Vietnamese to overrun a U.S. Marine artillery base near the Laotian border. Blight Americans Killed During the allied truce, U.S. headquarters said, eight Ameri- cans were killed and 71 wound- ed, while American forces killed at least 96 of the enemy and captured seven. South Vietnamese headquar- ters announced that 16 govern- ment soldiers had .been 'killed and 86 wounded since 7 a.m. Saturday. A spokesman said government troops killed 110 en- emy soldiers and captured 61 during the same period. The spokesman accused the enemy of taking advantage of the cease-fire although many of their ..attacks were on allied re- connaissance forces, which the Viet Cong had indicated it would consider a violation of the truce. While allied offensive operations were halted during the truce pe- air and ground recon- naissance 'continued. The Marine command in Da Nang said an estimated 500 North Vietnamese launched a series of attacks in a four-hour period, getting within a few feet of the Marines' artilery pits at Landing. Zone Cunningham, 390 north of Saigo n in the rugged mountains above the A Shau Valley. Associated Press correspond- ent Richard Pyle reported from Da Nang at least 30 North Viet-. namese were killed while U.S. losses were four dead and 20 wounded. school who "valiantly sought ways and means to keep their school it was noted. Parish Meeting The Very Rev. Msgr. George Murray, superintendent of Catho- lic schools, addressed the parish meeting and praised the efforts of the parents in trying to find viable solutions to their school problems. He pointed out that facts and figures speak for themselves: operational costs next year increase 45 per cent over the present costs and the per pupil cost would reach ?370: This, combined with the small number of children enrolled in the school, the diocese said, left no alternative. St. Louis de Gonzague parish is spending thousands of dollars to educate some 134 students in the high school and this has re- sulted in a "great imbalance" in the use of parish funds, the dio- cese stated. This year's graduating class at the high school numbers 43 and the present junior class has 18 students. The parish also operates an elementary school which has an enrollment of 514 pupils. Msgr. Murray reminded the parents that opportunities exist for their children to continue Catholic education. There are two private Catholic high schools for girls in the Nash- ua area: Mount St. Mary Semi-. nary, Nashua, and the Presenta- tion of Mary Academy, Hudson. "With Deep Regret" Diocesan authorities said they are aware of the already over- crowded conditions in Nashua's public schools "and deeply re- gret the announcement of .the closing of St. Louis High School." At recent meetings, members of the Nashua Board of Education have expressed concern about the parochial school situation and the TONIGHT -IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 101 Obituaries 2 Baker 5 'Sports 12, 13 Parochial School Closing Sessions at-, this school. St. Louis High on Mulberry Street will end in June, according to announcement today by authorities in Manchester. impact a closing would have on public schools. St. Louis High School, some- times referred to as St. Aloysius High School, was opened in 1934 with an initial enrollment of 24. pupils taught by four Sisters of Holy Cross. Peak enrollment was reached in 1963 with 277 students and a 15- m ember staff. Mounting education costs caused a doubling of tuition te 1965 which resulted in an enroll- ment drop of 86 students. The present school staff con- sists of seven Holy Cross nuns and two lay teachers. Security Officials Primed For Nixon Visit to Europe Classifieds 15, 16, 17 Pearson Suburban Iff, J-l uotl Crossword i Television 4 14 Dr. Hal By JOHN L. HESS York Times News PARIS Richard Nixon's first trip abroad as- President has been formally dubbed a "working visit." Security officials of six countries will not challenge the term. Harried policeman in Paris, Brussels, London, Bonn, Berlin and Rome decline, on security grounds, to discuss their security plans. Inquiries by correspon- dents of the New York Times, however, developed some indica- tions. It was evident that West Ber- lin, where radical students at the Free University have called a demonstration against "the tricky agent of the reactionary wing of the American was the center of preoccupations of the United States Secret Service. The first parly, of eight or nine presidential bodyguards from Washington arrived in Berlin to- day. They conferred with Secret Service agents based elsewhere in Europe, a body of men whose normal, rather sedentary concern is Is the counterfeiting of. United Stales currency in Europe and who are now suddenly forced to brush up on student radicalism. In West Berlin, where the U.S. is an occupying power, the American command is in charge of security for the. visit, with city policemen as well as allied troops under its orders. The agents have sent for the President's bulletproof bubbletop limousine, but are considering a 15-passenger bus for Nixon's use if the car does not arrive in time. Security arrangements unques- tionably will limit the political impact of the trip and in fact may have determined the deci- sion to call it a working rather than 'a state visit. No parades are planned. In West Berlin, authorities de- clined to reveal whether Nixon would give an open-air sp.wh. If he does, "the site would pre- sumably be the city hall square, where it would be difficult fa fil- ler out hostile demonstrators. The visit to Rome is regarded as certain to arouse such demon- strations, but measures to dodge them raise prickly questions of politics and protocol. President Johnson's stop in Rome on Dec. 23, 1967, is still regarded there as something of a public relations disaster. Community Planning Objectives Part I Residents Asked to Help Shape Nashua's Future BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0'. 'HEW IQTJ GET OOT OF 'DEBT BT CONSOLIDATING TOUR BILLS PAST DUE OB NOT. YOU CAN AVOID LUGAT, AC- TlOyS AND THEEATEN1NG PHONE CALLS. NOT A LOAN NO SECURITY NO CO-SIGNERS IP TOTJ OWE PAT AS tie WE WEE W ,OW AS CALL OR WHITE TODAY For ol Mind 1371 Elm gt Muncheiter Room 108 St. ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS or' Offlet Appointment! Arranged (Editor's Note: Tills Is the first article in a six-part series on a community objectives question- naire being distributed. by the Nashua Planning Board.) By Claudette Durocber What should Nashua shoot for in terms of its future development? In size, should it aim for a population of How about Other Considerations Consider this: Should there be a gradual phasing put of the downtown retail district in favor of more and larger outlying shopping centers? Should Na-' shua attempt to set up partially subsidized mass transportation? Many residents already have definite opinions and the Nashua Planning Board wants to hear all about them. To facilitate replies to thess questions and others the board is providing a handy clip out newspaper questionnaire. As a further attempt to reach all Nashuans, the board will also hold a public hearing next Mon- day at p.m. in the City Hall auditorium. Planner Fred D. Me- Cutchen hopes to be snowed un- der with replies. The questionnaire, which also covers such topics as land use. and reservation of open space, will be available at many stores, banks and public institutions'. Numerous businesses, churches and schools have volunteered to act as collection points, And for the first time In such Tomorrow Is Today's Question Marfc For Nashua a planning endeavor locally! the opinions of school age residents, from junior high grades and up, will be recruited on the grounds the students have worthwhile ideas to contribute and the city that is planned now will be theirs to live in as adults. The answers the P1 a n n I n g Board .gels will make a differ- ence. They are being sought to guide city officials in formulating long- range plans for Nashua which will govern such matters as a city-wide rezoning; population density; commercial, industrial and residential development. WALLPAPER SALE Save Up to 50% On New im Patterns Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. Open Thllrt Nlgtitl Til What's So Special About FREE CHECKING NASHUA7 TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. That's what! Member, F.D.l.C. The board is being aided by the consulting firm of Metcalf and Eddy, Boston. To aid Nashuans in answering the questionnaire, McCutchen will discuss each question in the Telegraph, beginning tomorrow. McCutchen said these long- range plans and the policies that will carry them out must be based on what Nashuans' want their community to be. "It should not be he added. "This is where the people come in. They are being asked to help shape the future of their city by defining the ba- FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. Serving Nmhuft mrround- Ini towDi, '465-2267 sic objectives they think we should pursue." Commenting further on the aim of the community objectives questionnaire and public hear- ing, McCutchen explained: "Have you sometimes won- dered why Nashua has grown in the way it has? Consider Main Street 'the1 main street and business hub of the city. "Consider the limited number of bridges over our two rivers whicli has molded the patterns of our movement in the city. And also consider the F.E. Eve- rett Turnpike which has bi- sected Nashua into two distinct sub-areas, the 'inner' or 'com- pact' area, and the 'outer' or 'suburban' area. Decisions Far-Reaching "These are examples of many influences which ihiped (ace of our city., They have also shaped and continue to shape our every day deci- sions as local Inhabitants. "Most of us probably assums that Nashua, like all older d" ties, has become what it is to- day by a process of natural evo- lution. Over the years many in- dividual and group decisions( tempered by social, economic, and phsychological forces, have created the city we live in. This assumption Is probably correct. "Let's go a step farther and ask ourselves if what we wit- ness and experience in our daily living patterns in Nashua is the best we can hope City governmsnt, many pri- vate groups and individuals, McCutchen said, believe that Nashua can no longer afford to continue to grow by natural evo- lution. There Is a growing conviction, he added, that many serious and costly municipal ills traffic congestiorf and accidents, deteriorating neighborhoods, so cial reverberations, inefficien cies in providing public services and loss of natural resources. Questionnaires Distributed "With the cooperation of nu- merous agencies in the city, questionnaires will be distrib- uted and collected which seek answers to basic questions per- taining to community objectives. We want answers from all in- come levels, from male and fe- male, from all ages from junior high school to the elderly, and from all sections of the city. McCufchen said the Planning Board would welcome opinions on such other topics as housing, education, culture, public health, safety and welfare, community appearance, community renew- al, human resources develop- ment, regional planning, emer- gency preparedness, public fi- nance, reservation of open space and land use relationship. (TOMORROW: Mcdichen cusses Questioi you were planning Nashua's growth and could Influence Us ultimate slM, what population wouM YOU plai for? tr   

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