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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 27, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle Maybe a willing to for- give and.forget, but by golly she won't forget what forgave. 1969 Tht Telegraph's 100th Year As A Daily Newspaper raph 1 Weather Snow Flurries Tonight Cloudy, Cold Frldoy FULL REPORT ON PAOI TWO VOL. 100 NO. 304 Established Weekly October JO, 1831 Incwporated at Daily March 1, 1WI NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1969 Second Clan Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H, 18 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Storm-Weary Area Residents Wary Nixon Responds Holding on his'wrist a pigeon presented by unknown admirers, President Nixon waves to enthusiastic crowd on way through streets of West Berlin. He stopped motorcade three times to handshake and wave. (AP Wirephoto) West Berlin Hails Nixon By FRANK CORMIER BERLIN (AP) President Nixon made a wide swing through the outpost city of West Berlin today to show America's concern for its freedom. The West Berliners gave him a rousing welcome. Steady Commitment "Our commitment to the free- dom of Nixon told a cheering crowd of at an electrical applicarice factory, "has never been more steady, never more; firm than it is to- day." The crowd of workers greeted the President with a long burst of applause as. he. and-; then interrupted1 hisTspeech-fre-'-. quently with their noisy approv- al. Nixon's trip through' the.city, closely guarded 'by some Berlin policemen, was almost a triumphant march, but a group of students added a sour note as procession passed the bombed-out Kaiser Wilhelm Me- morial Church, now a monu- ment to peace! Some "Sieg Hells" The students shouted a few Sieg Heils and other uncompli- mentary remarks as the Presi- dent passed, pelted .policemen with nail-filled snowballs and threw some paint into the street. But it was a weak effort by 200 or 300 students. Other Berliners scuffled with the youths, and police arrested, about 22 persons. Acting like an old campaign- er, Nixon hopped in and out of his heavily guarded limousine to shake hands with Berliners, pat youthful heads and exchange smiles. And from the moment he landed in Air Force One at Tempelhof Airport, he empha- sized again and again that his administration is dedicated to the old American pledge that "the people of the United-States WEST BERLIN Pace I By Clandette Dnrocher With show stacked high- than an elephant's eye, weary and wary Nashua area residents have reason to fear what March the month that comes in like a lion can bring. The new month will be- gin Saturday, but 'it has forwarded a sample roar a week early in the form of a monumental 27 inch snow cover which sneaked into the area under the guise of "flurries" late Sun- day. Little Solace Offered Overcast skies and the weath- erman gave little solace as to when the non-stop and record- breaking snow job which befell the Northeast would cease. Gloom-grey clouds shook out two inches of new accumulation in the. last 24 hours, according to measurements taken at the Penichuck Pumping Station. And occasional flakes continue to swirl earthward through the day. the weatherman was hedging his forecasts with optimistic vagueness. His verdict for tomor- row: partly cloudy "with a pos- sibility of flurries." Nashuan Hospitalized A second resident has been hospitalized after collapsing while shoveling snow Joseph Landry, 46, of 118 Lin- wood St., was rushed to St. Jo- seph's Hospital at mid-afternoon yesterday. He is being treated for a suspected heart attack and is reported to be in fair condi- tion. Mrs. Antoinette Pombrio, 27 Blosson) St., who collapsed in her yard while shoveling snow day, remains in fair condition at the same hospital. She too is be- ing treated for a suspected heart condition. At the Public Works" Depart-, ment, encouraging words were to be'heard. Supt. of Streets PauIBelanger reported "all streets; had been plowed out at least twice. He said snow plowing crews worked through the. night and will' do so again tonight. The department will begin lift- Ing the "center strip" on Main Street at U which will come" as .a welcome development to Fire Chief Albert L. Tanguay. Tahguay said with the windrow on Main Street, fire trucks would find it almost impossible to reach Tragedy Stuns Hockeyiown; Referee Recalls the Horror ,By CARL C. CRAFT BERLIN, N.H- (AP) Hor- ror struck snowbound "Hockey- town, U.S.A." as the referee ikated to center ice. "In that split moment, I could hear more or less of a cracking sound something like light- ning and right after that, I could tee the fluorescent light- ing just crumbling and falling to the Carl Langlais told The Associated Press. "I more or less didn't have 'Bme to think as to what to do. I just leaped-over the boards and Scrawled beneath the play- ers', bench inside the players' box. "Everything collapsed within 20-second span. The whole half of the south end completely col- lapsed. After the thundering roar was over with, I immedi- ately hopped back on added Langlais, 27, of Berlin, who was to have been the refe- ree. Door Snowbound "The door was kind of snow- he continued. "'The jun- ior varsity coach Richard Langlois of Notre Dame and I both pushed the door open so the kids could get 'out. "Immediately after we got them out, we told them to go away from the building itself. Within minutes, there were peo- ple with shovels, the police and fire department and the Civil Defense arrived. The arena roof had close to four feet of .snow. "From midway of the rink to the north end, the roof is still They've got cranes working on it 'and they're going to take it down, it's too danger- ous. "Of course, we knew there were kids pinned where we did not know. We heard a cou- ple of voices. One kid hollered beneath the timbers. He was the one we-pulled out he was dead." (The boy was Norman Boucher, 15, goalie for the No- tre Dame .High School junior varsity team that was to have played the junior varsity from Berlin High School.) "The other kid I pulled, out with the Kelp of others. We look a two by six (timber) and pried him out. We heard him holler. He is Danny Blais he com- plained of pain through his the referee continued. "It is about a 100-yard walk in snow up to our waist to get along the road" to help get the youngster to where he could ,be taken to a hospital. "A few cheerleaders were in panic. All (those inside) tried to get out at once. One girl started crying in the snowbank. "There was mass confusion' There were four ambulances, THE FOLLOWING STORES WILL BE OPEN THURSDAY FRIDAY 'TIL 9 P.M. BERGERON'S CARTER'S MEN'S SHOP ENTERPRISE DEFT. STORE ISIDORE'S HAIR STYLING JORDAN'S LUGGAGE SHOP MEN'S ft BOYS' STORE MILLER'S SEARS ROEBUCK CENTURY High St. MM, WINGATE'S DRUG STORK three or four cruisers and a fire truck and enough people to clear the whole parking lot with shovels. That lot can take care of a couple hundred vehicles. "I'm still shaking. It was quite an experience to live and talk about it." Donald Fillian, 17, who told a newsman he is'a "good friend" of his dead teammate, said he heard a loud crack from the wall and told a companion: "This place is going to fall down, tonight or tomorrow night- when we're put there." Het added: "I meant it as a joke, there was a loud crack, the beams came down on the Notre Dame side of the ice, then the whole roof caved in." One. youngster died and six were hurt in the collapse which came while only SO persons were in the struc- ture. Berlin Patrolman Philip Fau- cher, among the first to the _ scene, said those in the area "had about a 30-second warn- ing but the goalie never had a chance." Today, the Notre Dame arena was in rubble its destruction caused Wednesday by a cave-In attributed to four feet of snow on the roof. The'tragedy in this hockey hot- bed stunned residents who have been- hit by more than 200 inches of snow during this es- pecially bitter winter for this North Country city 'which is currently in a state of snow emergency. BILLS ARE A PAIN IiET A. B. 0. HELP TOU GET OUT OF DEBT BI CONSOLIDATING TOUR BILLS PAST DUE- OB NOT. YOU 'CAN AVOID LEGAL AC- TIONS DUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS, NO gECURITTANO CO-SIGNERS IF 'OU OWE PAT AS LOW AS 116 WEEKLY 126 WEEKLT tSS WEEKLT CALL OX WRITE TODAT Pur of Hind Tomorrow 1971 Elm fltMtnchcstfr 669-5161 Room 108 92 Main St. 883-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Home or Office AppolnUntnti Irrtnfed fire quickly should It break out at peak traffic hours. The fire department, he said wiil remain emergency sta- tus for the next few days with extra men manning all shifts. "Luckily, we've few fire calls during the Tanguay said, "but you never can tell." He appealed to Nashuans to clear out hydrants near their homes. "We're doing as many as we can. There are hydrants hi the city and we can't do them all at once. our problem right now." 14 Can Towed The police department said 14 cars were towed out of municipal parking lots last night to enable snow removal. "These were mostly owned by people we couldn't reach by a police spokesman laid. Traffic was moving slowly to- day but without undue tie-ups. Police urged motorists "to use their common sense" about park-' ing on snow-narrowed streets and clogging up movement. Alderman at Large John V. Chesson, chairman of the traffic committee, said municipal park, ing lots were all plowed out but the snow has not all been carted away. He said this phase of the park- ing lot clean-up will be done to- night. Chesson also announced that a trip today 'to Brookline, Mass., scheduled for the traffic commit" tee and a liaison committee from the Chamber of Commerce Down- town Association has been called off. The trip has been rescheduled for next Tuesday afternoon. The two committees are to meet with. Brookline traffic division officials to study the town's traffic organi- zation. Nashua traffic committee mem- bers have been thinking about setting up a similar traffic di- vision .here. Quiet residential streets rang .with the hosannas of school chil- dren on vacation and reveling in frosty1 frolics; The exodus to the North Coun- ty is expected to get rolling early Friday for a weekend of superb siding. Public Service Company offi- cials reported a 35-minute power outage yesterday in Merrimaclc. The North Daniel Webster Highway and Thornton's Ferry area was left powerless when a falling limb shorted out a wire. Rubbish pickup crews were to resume their regular, schedules today with barrels 'and bags perched periously on towering snow banks and along mushy roadways. During February, the city has ben swamped with 55% inches, of snow. The current storm -has sur- Revaluation Top Item for Holiis Voters HOLLIS Among the major articles.to be presented to Holiis voters at the town meeting on March 11 are those dealing with the reassessment of all property In the town, as directed by the State Tax Commission. Article 18 requests the town to raise to be used by thi Holiis Selectmen to reassess the property. The Selectmen are the Board of Assessors. Article 19, on the other hand, requests the town to appropriate to be used by an outside professional appraisal firm. The moderator would appoint a com- mittee to select and contract with the professional firm, according to Article 20. Polls will be open at 9 a.m. and close not earlier than 7 p.m., following which the articles will be presented for action. Logan Airport In Operation BOSTON (AP) After being closed for four days because of the eastern New England snow- storm, Logan International Air- port was declared fully in oper- ation again at 10 a.m. today. The Massachusetts Port Au- thority, which operates the air- port, said all flights are running and essentially are on schedule. FOTOMART 178 Main Street OPEN AS USUAL passed the 25-Inch blizzard which socked into Nashua Jan, 20, 1961 and caused one death. Turnpike Accident Two Massachusetts men were hospitalized this morning after they were injured in a spectacular two-car crash on the F. E. Ever- ett Turnpike. Taken to Saint Joseph's Hospital were Frank C. Eisner, 65, of North Billerica, Mass., and David L. Smith, of Tyngsboro, Mass. Eisner was x-rayed for possible back injuries and treated for lac- erations. He was held in the hos- pital for observation. Smith received a lacerated lip and injuries to his right hip. He was released after treatment In the custody of his private physi- cian. The accident occurred at when the highway was clogged with work-bound motorists. Both vehicles came to rest on the medi- an after the collision, with the rear portions of the cars protrud- ing into the passing lane on the north-bound side of the highway. Dispatched Ambulance Nashua police dispatched the city ambulance to the scene to remove the victims. It was report- ed that it took police some time to release one of them from a vehicle. Traffic at the scene slowed to a crawl as police tried to direct motorists around the cars and keep curious drivers moving along the turnpike. Authorities would not speculate on the acident, but it was noted that there is a crossing point for police and road maintenance ve- hicles at the point where the crash occurred. Both vehicles were extensively damaged. The incident is under investiga- tion by city police. In other city accidents, three crashes occurred yesterday and today, with no injuries resulting, police said. Yesterday at a.m., two cars collided at Han-is and Co- nant Roads. Police listed the driv- ers as Michael McDermott, 24, of 68 Langholme Drive, and Fred Cox, 28, of 21 Miami St. A three-car collision occurred at p.m. on East Holiis and Arlington Streets. The drivers were identified as: Allan Rau, 29, of 14 Cottonwood Drive, Hudson; James Morrison, 49, of 135 Chest- nut St; and Stephen Joslin, 23, of 32 Marlow Drive.. Broad Street and Chautauqua Avenue was the scene of a colli- sion this morning at 7. Police said the drivers were James Cob- leigh, 38, of 4 Fox St., and Yanco Gablelsa, 78, of 10 Chautauqua Ave. Scene of Turnpike Crash Resting on the median of the F. E. Everett Turn- pike are two vehicles which collided this morning dur- ing the early rush hour. The accident, occurring as both cars were proceeding north on the right lane, injured two persons. Frank Eisner, of North Billerica, Mass., and David Smith, of Tyngsboro, Mass., were taken by city ambulance to St. Joseph's Hospital. (Telegraphoto- Harrigan) Apollo Mission Postponed To Monday By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE Fla. (AP) The space agency'today post- poned the Apollo 9 launching three days, from Friday until Monday, because of colds suf- fered by the three astronauts who are.to fly the 10-day earth orbit mission. The launch was reset for 11 a.m. EST Monday. The decision was made after doctors examined the three as- tronauts, Air Force Cols. James A. McDivitt and David R. Scott and civilian Russell L. Schweickart. The trio came down with sore throats and stuffy noses Wednesday. There was concern at the time that the launching might have to be delayed anywhere from one to five days because of the illnesses. The -astronauts took medicine, drank plenty of liquids and rest- ed 12 hours Wednesday night. They awoke in "good spirits" today and; underwent a 45-min- ute medical exam. After the thorough throat and nasal exam, the doctors pro- nounced the pilots improved but felt it wise to delay the flight to give them plenty of time to re- cover' and to rest for what has .....been "termed the most complex man in space flight ever at- tempted. The countdown on the giant Saturn 5 rocket and spacecraft, which had progressed on sched- ule, was to continue down to nine hours before the original planned liftoff and then will be held until Monday. It was the first time after 18 U.S. man-in-space flights that a launching had been delayed by illness. Many launchings have been postponed by technical and mechanical problems. Exhaustion as. much as the colds was a" factor. Dr. Charles A. Berry, chief astronaut physician, .reported. Wednesday that McDivitt, Scott and Schweickart were physical- ly exhausted from the training for the flight, termed the most complex manned mission ever attempted. Berry said he wanted the men to be physically and mentally ready for the journey in which they are to test the lunar mod- ule the bug-like vehicle designed to land two men on the moon. Schweickart plans a two- hour space walk. McDivitt, the Apollo 9 com- mander, was the first to report a sore throat and nasal conges- tion early Wednesday. Scott and Schweickart checked in with the same symptoms later, but Ber- ry did not believe they caught the colds from McDivitt but that all three got them from the same source. McDivitt and Scott felt well enough in the afternoon to re- hearse in a spacecraft trainer. But Schweickari remained in the crew quarters. All .three took decongestants, antihistamines and vitamin C tablets and were advised to rest- and drink plenty of liquids. This is the third .straight manned Apollo flight in which illness has played a role. All three Apollo 7 points suf- fered stuffy noses and head colds during their 11-day mis- sion in October. On the Apollo 8 moon orbit'trip in December, Air Force Col. Frank Borman suffered an upset stomach and nausea which doctors said could have been a reaction to sleeping pills. Hudson School Needs Reviewed Lodge Sees Gains In Viet Peace Talks By PAUL HOFFMANN Niw TimH Newi airviel PARIS The chief United States negotiator, Henry Cabot Lodge, said today he believed that "some progress" was being made at the Vietnam peace talks here. Conceding that progress was "not very Lodge ex- plained: "These things move along in a way that's rather hard to define. Some groundwork is being laid, and I think something will come out of it." Lodge's remarks, made to re- porters after a 30-mimite meeting with Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam, revived speculation about possible secret contacts between the U.S. and North Vietnamese delegations here. No visible progress in the talks was achieved in the five formal plenary sessions since Jan. 25, and none is expected for the sixth roundtable meeting today. Rather, a harsh confrontation of seemingly irreconcilable positions is thought likely in today's ses- sion. Lodge declined to discuss Allied strategy at the conference ses- sion. Ky, uncharacteristically, al- so had nothing to say. He did not emerge from the groundfloor study of his rented yilla on the fringe of the Bois De Boulogne, where he had conferred with Lodge, and sent word through a spokesman that there was "noth- ing new." Lodge and other U.S. delega- tion officials will brief President Nixon on Sunday morning on the talks. Nixon is scheduled to ar- rive here on Friday. Ky is also expected to speak with Nixon here, but neither his spokesman nor Lodge would discuss the mat- ter. By BILL ROBERTS HUDSON Townspeople turned out in force last night at the pub- lic hearing, held in the Memorial School to discuss the needs of the School Department in three re- lated areas: 1) Proposed addition to the Me- morial School. 2) Proposed five-year tuition contract with the Pelham School District 3) Proposed new elementary school which is seen required by Sept. 1970. School Board Member Kenneth Clark served as moderator. A summary was presented by School Board Chairman Warren Howe who said that "Hudson school population is doubling every eight to ten years." Superintendent of Schools Claude Leavitt spoke on various plans explored, namely: A coop- erative program, authorized re- gional enrollment program and the proposed five-year plan. Herbert Ca'nfield, chairman of the area committee, presented its report on basic formulae for per-pupil costs under, tuition con- tract. James Tiei-ney, Middle School principal, and secretary of the building committee, presented its needs utilizing present and pro- jected charts, and proposed floor plans. The proposed 20-room addition to Memorial School would have an 1100-pupil capacity which, work- ing with present enrollment pro- jections, he said, should be ample at least through 1975. School Board Chairman Howe with the assistance of board mem- ber William Batchelder discussed the five-year tuition contract and school -building utilization. He summarized: -1) Alvirne High will be over- crowded in school year 1969-70, with a projected enrollment of 1109. This could mean limitation of programs. 2) All existing space will be utilized in all schools. 3) Twelve additional classrooms are minimum requirements to house grades 5-8 at Memorial School. 4) A new 600-pupil elementary school for primary grades will be required by 1970, to accommodate a maximum enrollment of 830 by Sept. 1974. A question-and-answer period followed with a. wide range of topics discussed, including the type of heat for the Memorial ad- dition; an extended school year; dual sessions; cost of air-condi- tioning; the Alvirne Plan, and the possibility of moving grade 9 to Memorial School in 1970-71. TONIGHT. IN THE TELEGRAPH 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. Sale Interior Latex Wall Paint Gal. Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Pearl St. Open Thurs. nights 'HI Abby Baker Classifieds 14 15-IS-17 Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle 14 Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries Pearson Sports 12 -13 Suburban 10-11 Television Theaters Dr.Thosteson 14 Weather 14 14 FUEL OIL SAVE LORDEN OIL CO. INC. HMkM 465-2267   

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