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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 26, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle If you cat slowly, you will eat less. This is particularly true if you have a large family. 1969 T.Ujroph'i 100th Ywr At A Doily Newspaper Weather More Snow Tonight Snowy, Cold Thundoy FULL REPORT ON PAGI TWO VOL. 100 NO. 303 Established it i Weekly October 20, ISM Incorporated ai a Dally March 1, NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY Second Clisi Paid At Nashua, N. H. 40 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Nashua Area Staggerin State Records Three Fatalities; Cities Hit Hard By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The blizzard, expected to continue through Thursday, has claimed at least three lives after dumping as much as 40 inches of fresh cover on an already snow-crushed state. Three communities have declared a state of emer- gency. Laconla Emergency In Laconia, where a total of 33 inches of fresh snow fell Tuesday, the emergency went Into the second day today. Downtown 'parking was forbid- den and autos in violation of the ban were being towed away. An emergency was also de- clared in Portsmouth and Hampton. Downtown parking in the seacoast communities was also banned. For the second day in a row, the New Hampshire Legislature was called off because of the storm. It was believed to first time in recent history that the session has been interrupted two days running because of weather. A minor controversy was caused when Tuesday's session was called off. About 50 of the 400 House members who made it., to Concord held their own meeting as did five of the 24 senators. One victim of the storm was Identified as William Archie, 51, of Hampton, an employe of the town. Police said Archie was putting sand under the wheels of a stuck snow plow; the wheels caught and the truck rolled over him Tuesday. Two men died Tuesday while clearing snow. They were iden- tified as Howard LaClair, 54, of Chesterfield, and Amasa Tracy, 77, of Alton Bay. The storm caused the suspen- sion of mail delivery Tuesday in Manchester. Elsewhere in the state, most businesses either didn't open at all or closed ear- ly. The Weather Bureau in Con- cord said the storm brought the amount of snow on the ground in some parts of the state up to 66 inches, as in Wolfeboro. In'Lebanon, the cover was 31 inches, in Concord 36 and Pet- erborough 35 inches. The bureau stressed these were not accumulations of nevr cover but depths of snow on the ground from all storms of this winter. More Snow Accumulations of additional snow were expected to be any- where from one to three inchei in the central section to more than six inches in the north. STATE RECORDS Pawl Hudson Selectmen Aid Plowing Crews HUDSON Selectmen Frank Nutting and Robert Levesque manned snow plows last- night ta give the Highway Department a- rest. The snow plow crews had been 36 hours, and all units Planning Hearing Monday The public hearing on commu- nity planning objectives, original- ly scheduled for Monday night, has jbeen rescheduled for next Monday night in the City Hall au- ditorium at "Hopefully we won't have to contend with .jthe snow City Planner Fred D. McCutehen chuckled. The session will be conducted by the Planning Board. A six-part series of articles on community planning objectives appeared daily in the Telegraph and ended Monday. McCutehen said filled-in ques- tionnaires on city planning objec- tives have slowly begun to trickle into the Planning Office, 92 Main St. A total of questionnaires, he said, were distributed last week to students of Bishop Guer- tin High School, Nashua High School, Mount St. Mary Seminary, Spring Street and Fairgrounds Junior High Schools and Rivier College. The aim of this phase of the questionnaire distribution pro- gram, McCutehen said, was to secure the opinion of young peo- ple on city planning. The questionnaire appeared in the Telegraph Monday night and copies may be obtained from the mayor's office, the planning of- fice and at various downtown es- Responses will be evaluated for long-range :plans being drawn up for the city by the Boston con- sulting firm of Metcalf Eddy. BILLS ARE A PAW HM A. B. 0. HEW TOTT GET OUT OP DEBT BT CONSOLIDATING TOBR BILLS PAST DUE OK NOT YOU CAN AVOID LEGAL AO TIONS DUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE OALLS, NOT A LOAN NO SEOUBITT NO CO-SIGNEBS IF TOO OWE PAT AS LOW AS WEEKLT 825 WEEKLT 135 WEEKLT 6Ali OS WRITE TODAT For ol Hind Tomorrow 1371 Room 108 02 Mlln St. 8834737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS or Otllct Arrnnsei were out.. Road Agent Carl Leaor was also operating a plow. Selectman Levesque said this morning that the roads in Hud- aon are in "fairly good shape, even though there is some blow- ing and drifting." He said that he and Nutting manned a plow from 7 p.m. to midnight, "to give the guys a break." Police Chief Andrew J. Polak reported no emergencies, and on- ly three minor property damage motor vehicle 'accidents. Fire Chief Oscar Campbell said today that the snowstorm has posed no major problems, fires or rescues in Hudson. The Hudson Post Office reports meanwhile that there is no -back- log in'letters at the local office, but there is a minor tie-up in in- coming, mail from Boston. A spokesman for the Hudson Post Office said that the-carriers are going out as usual, and that no major problems have been en- countered. The public hearing on certain articles of the School Budget scheduled for tonight had not been 'canceled at press time. School Board member Warren Howe said that he did not think the bearing would be called off. He reported that he was going to the Memo- rial School this morning to check the parking situation. The hear- ing is set for p.m. Hearing On Court Plan Postponed A public healing scheduled here tonight on House Bill 246, to discontinue Hillsborough County Superior Court.terms in the city, has been postponed to a later date. The postponement, because of the heavy snowfall, was an- nounced this morning by Rep. Ro- land H. LaPlante, D-Ward 3, chairman of the Nashua delega- tion to (he General Court. The proposal would shift all jury cases heard in the Temple Street Courthouse to a new facility in Manchester which is nearing com- pletion. Only non-jury cases would be heard here under terms of the Ml. :Tbis hearing was assigned ta the Nashua delegation by House Speaker Marshall Cobletgh. From Lingering Storm 26 Inches Here; Local Resident Is Hospitalized By MARSHA CLEMENT The overwhelming Northeaster has begun to produce some serious repercussions, as one Nashua woman today remains in "fair" condition in the intensive care unit of St. Joseph's Hospital, after being overcome while shovel- ing her sidewalk yesterday afternoon. Rushed To Hospital lays because of abandoned can. Mrs. Antoinette Pombrio, of Fire Calls 27 Blossom St., collapsed in her Rre officials report that there yard at p.m., .and was A Struggle to Keep Pace For the second straight day, area residents battled Street. In bottom photo: Raymond Gameau, (left) and massive snow drifts-and plowing attempted to Arthur Demass shovel a walk near Lock Street. keep city streets clear for traffic. Top photo shows an unplowed street which creates a winter scene on Berkeley (Telegraphotos-Harrigan) Morton Wins Ward 3 Seat By CJaudette Durocher Sherman Horton Jr., 38, is the new ward 3 alder- man, succeeding Bertrand J. Bouchard who-was re- cently promoted to'alder- man-at-large. 10th Ballot Horton's election came at.the aldermanic meeting last night on the 10th ballot. For seven ballots, he was deadlocked 7-7. with Rep. Roland H. LaPlante for the vacant seat. Before electing a new alder- man, the board created another vacancy by accepting deepest regrets" the resignation of. Arthur H. Jean as alderman- at-large. 1 The aldermen voted 10-5. to elect his successor at t h: e i r March.. 11 .meeting. Interested in the 'posf.are .Ward .8 Aldermen Robert A. Dion and Ward 9 Alderman Richard P. "Joyce. Should either be boosted to at-large status, another election would be re- quired, to choose a new ward alderman. Awaiting a call for the same Job is former Alderman at- Large Donald R. Hardy who was defeated by Bouchard two weeks ago- for the at-large title relinquished by Paul Roussel .Nov..26. Jean's resignation was made effective at the conclusion of the meeting, thereby enabling him to participate in the ward .3 contest. He nominated. Francis H. Mc- Farland Jr. for the post but did not vote for him nor did anyone else. On the first ballot, Horton re- ceived five votes, LaPla n t e, seven, and Charles R. Fink, two. Eight Voles Needed Eight votes were needed for Move by Notre Dame President Applauded by President Nixon By NAN ROBERTSON Ntw York Tirnn Sirviu WASHINGTON-President Nixon has strongly applauded the Presi- dent of Notre Dame University for his stern disciplinary response to student disrupters. In a letter to the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh released by the White House, Nixon' condemned campus protesters for violence and vandalism and said they have "grossly abused" the rights of the majority of students. Last week, Hesburgh spelled out what is believed to be the toughest policy on student disrupters enun- ciated in the course of' recent disorders by.the president of a major American University. The priest is a noted liberal who has been a leader in the Civil Rights movement. In a "Dear Ted" letter, Nixon backed him up for his "forthright stand. "A fundamental governing prin- ciple of any great university is FOTOMART 178.Main Street OPEN AS USUAL that the rule of reason and not the rale of force the President wrote. "Whoever re- jects that principle forfeits hit right to be a member of the academic The President" thus endorsed Hesburgh's rule of prompt expul- sion of students who do not stop obstruction or disruption tactics. Nixon further disclosed that he has instructed Vice .President Spiro T. to discuss with the nation's governors, meeting here today and Thursday, "what action, consistent with the tradi-. tional independence of American universities, might be taken at. the state and federal levels to cope with the growing lawlessness and violence on our campuses." The President said the means employed by ".a small, irrespon- sible minority" of students re- flects an impatience with the Democratic process, an intol- erance of legitimate authority and "a disregard for the rights of others." cast his vole Horfon, creating the deadlock. Voting throughout for Horton were Aldermen at Large John V. Chesson, Bertrand Bouchard, Maurice L. Arel, Jean, and Al- derman Barry L. Cerier. The unswerving LaPlante backers included Alderman -at- Large Francis LaFlamme, Al- dermen Edmqnd A. Dionne, Charles E. Theroux, Robert A. Dion, Raymond L. Beqhard and Leo H. Coutermarsh. Immediately after his elec- Horton was sworn in by City Guilbert and seated. During the balloting, a brief recess was called but the dead- lock remained when voting re- sumed. HORTON WINS Page 1 p.m. rushed to the hospital by police ambulance. Hospital officials say Mrs. Pombrio has a "suspected heart and is under close observation in the intensive care unit. Police had another emergency ambulance run early this morn- ing, as Anthony Degrario, 31, of 5 Lancaster Drive, was taken ill and rushed to St. Joseph's Hos- pital. A patrolman on the local police force, Degrario is listed in "good" condition with sn un- determined illness, not thought to be of i serious nature. Traffic tie-ups have been min- imal, under the circumstances, according to the police. No addi- tional, men have been required to handle traffic duty, and the prime police business has been to see that abandoned and ille- gally parked vehicles ere re- moved from the streets. Two Accidents There were two auto accidents early this morning, resulting only in property damage. The first collision occurred on Chand- ler Street at a. m. Police listed the drivers as Charles Smith, Jr., 44, of 53 Cheryl St., and Robert Huard, 37, of 8 Bea- con St. The second collision took place at a. m. on Fair- mount Street, between vehicles driven by Dennis Markaverich, 23, of Wilton, and Mrs. Blaylock Atherton, 31 Fairmount St. A Department of Public Works spokesman said plowing crews have been working around the clock in an effort to keep up with heavy snows, but that work- men were hampered by aban- doned and illegally parked ve- hicles. They listed the most badly ob- structed areas-as Crown and Col- burn Streets, Cottage and Arling- ton Avenues and Temple Place. Also cited as a problem district was downtown area, which one crew foreman described as "awful." It was .revealed that five new plowing units, on order for the department since early Novem- ber, would not be delivered un- til late March or early April. The trucks, ordered at a cost of 134, carried a guaranteed deliv- ery lime of 120 days from the time of order. Equipment breakdowns also hampered DPW attempts to clear the streets. Officials said two graders and three trucks were out of commission, one of them with a broken axle. Spokesmen for the department said they expected to have all city streets cleared by around 4, p.m., but would make no firm commitment, allowing for possi- ble breakdowns and further de- were no fire calls during the storm period. However, crews are out throughout the city trying to clear hydrants as quickly as possible. Mail earmarked for the Nash- ua area has dropped substantial- ly. In Nashua, carriers were making deliveries "as far as pos- and parcel postal services were being maintained The au- thorities said the deliveries in- volved- mostly local mailings. They reported at mid-morning that no mail had been received from Boston. This. includes air mail letters which are channeled through Boston for this area. A spokesman for Hudson Buj Lines said all buses are operat- ing, although most are a little behind, schedule. The company expressed confidence that no ma- jor difficulties will hamper op- erations. The spokesman said some buses had trouble with narrow streets and abandoned cars, but that delay in normal routes was primarily caused by hazardous driving conditions .and deep snow on some unplowed treets. Pennichuck Pumping Station reports that another inches of snow fell during the night, and another two inches came down this morning. This brings the total for the storm to 28 inch- es. The snow total for ihe month is inches, with more snow forecast for "tonight' rind tomor- row. The weatherman warns of the possibility of another three to six inches, next U hours. Snow Joke Despite the gloomy outlook, there have been some element! of humor. A snow joke drew an entirely unexpected riposte at thi aldermandc meeting last night, in 26 INCHES Page f Hudson School Budget Hearing Tonight at HUDSON A public hearing on specific articles of the Hud- son school budget .will be held tonight at in the Memorial School. The proposed new Elementary School for Hudson, the proposed five year contract with the Pel- ham School District for high school students, and the proposed addition to the Memorial School will be among the major The annual School Distrct meet- ing is siated for March 5. School District Moderator Lake Munday has announced that only regs- tered voters may attend this meeting. Peterson Hints of Aiding State's Parochial Schools WALLPAPER SALE Save Up to 50% On New IMS Patterns Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. Open Tluiri Nlghli 'Til SHERMAN P. HORTON JR. election and on the second bal- lot Horton got seven .votes, La- Plante, six, and Fink, 1 On ballots three through nine, the voters were tied 7-7 and on the 10th ballot, Horton attained the'necessary eight votes when Joyce threw his support to him. Joyce'had voted for LaPlanie, except on the second ballot when he favored Horton. On the first ballot, Alderman- at-Large Maurice L. Bouchard and Alderman Donald L. Ethier voted for Fink. The second ballot saw M. Bou- chard voting for Horton and Ethier for Fink. On the third ballot, Joyce-re- verted to LaPlante and Ethier (Photo on Page 2) By JOHN HARRIGAN Governor Walter R. Peterson, last night'addressed a gathering of Republicans here and said he favored, helping parochial- schools and other "non-public" institutions with what he called their "essential tasks." The statement came as the Governor outlined his proposals for pro- gram which included an in- crease of state aid of up to 50 per cent. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH What's So Special About FREE CHECKING AT NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. That's what! Member, F.D.I.C. Abby Classifieds 37 38 39 Comics 36 Crossword 33 Editorial 4 Financial 3 Hal Boyle 18 Lawrence 4 Nashua Scent 4 Obituaries 2 Pearson 4 Sports 22 23 Suburban 20-21 4 23 37 Dr. Thosteson 21 Weather 2 Taylor Television Theaters FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With tORDEN OIL CO. INC. Serving Nuhui aid ins towBt, 465-2267 Stating that education was among the most important pri- orities of his administration, Peterson said non-public schools carried a large burden of stale education. "Let's not forget the needs of our friends in non public he said, later hinting that legislation could circum- vent constitutional provision! against church-state relations, The Governor was guest speak- er at i Lincoln Day dinner last night at the Thunderbird 88 Restaurant. The Nashua Repub- lican City Committee, sponsored the event, which included a social hour, a dinner and danc- ing. Coblelgh Speaks House Speaker Marshall Cob- leigh spoke briefly and intro- duced himself as the "most underpaid presiding officer in the nation." He was proceeded on (he ticket by Governor's Councilor Bernard Streeter, who. told of tht fine relationship .be- tween .Governor and Council. Peterson opened hit speech with a defense of Ms Citizens Task Force, stating that one of his prime objectives was to as- sure voters funds; were being used wisely and effectively. "Let'i return state fiscal ra- sponsibility to the he said. "For years, legislator! have been launching programs even though they knew there were no funds to carry them out." Governor took a slap at what he called "a small minor- ity" of persons, particularly young people, who aimed at de- stroying the social order. He proposed a student loan pro- gram to "give these people sense of responsibility." Commenting on his campaign pledge to "bring government back' to the ihe Gover- nor said he had recently held office hours in the northern part of the state. He said these ses- sions, in which voters are able to bring problems directly to him, had "exceeded all expecta- tions." Peterson ended his speech by quoting from President Nixon'i inaugural address, adding that he thought the speech would be- come "one of thi most signifi- cant of all time." Many of the IN present for affair Hayed M after UN speaking for a dance and social period. Others attempted to leave the parking lot, but eauiht -in a brief traffic Jan eautm by tht bwny nowiall.   

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