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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 12, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle A celebrity is someone who works all his life to become famous enough to be recognized, arid then goes in dark glasses so no one will know who he is. Tht Tttafraph'i 100th Ytor At A Doily Newspaper... C M Weather Mostly Cloudy Tonight Somewhat Warmer Thursday FULL RIFORT ON PAGI TWO VOL. 101 NO. 10 Established M i Weekly October JO, Incorporated U Dtily Much 1, 1W NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, MARCH Second Cliss Pesttie Paid At Nuhui, N. H. 40 PAGES Price TEN CENT3 City School Budget Reveals Big Pay Boost For Teachers New Hudson Selectman Sworn In Stanley Alukonls (left) is sworn in as selectman of Hudson by Town Modera- tor Lake Munday. The new official won handily over iricumbent John Bednar in yesterday's voting. (Telegraphoto-Roberts) By Clandetto Durocher Barring a breakdown in negotiations .between, the Board of Education and the Nashua Teachers Union, the base salary for begin- ning teachers, effective Sept. 1, will be' increased from to Other Boosts The maximum on the bache- lor's track will be boosted cor- respondingly from to And teachers will reportedly find the master's track begin- ning at instead of the present and the maximum increased from to In presenting its budget to Alukonis Winner In Hudson By BILL ROBERTS HUDSON Stanley Alukonis defeated incum- bent John M. Bednar in the race for Hudson selectman yesterday, 1414 to 988. Record Turnout In what appears to be a record turnout, voters out of a to- tal registered voters went to the polls, which opened at 6 a.m. and closed at 7 p.m. A large group of Hudson residents gath- ered after the closing of the polls to hear the results of the election. At p.m.. Moderator Lake Munday announced the results of the election. He said that the 200 write-in votes for all offices ?p- preciably slowed down the tally- ing and in effect were "wasted" ballots, resulting in lost time and additional costs. Other results were: Town clerk, Frances S. Baker, 2252; tax col- lector, Frances S. Baker, 2147; and town treasurer, Blanche Ful- ler, 1852, over Paul N. Cossette, 447. The three members of the Budg- et Committee elected for three years are: George Arris, 1525; Charles F. Gull Jr., 1436; and Leonard K. Leach, 1328 over Rob- ert J. Deminico, 1216. Member of the Budget Commit- tee for one year is Richard E. Dolbec, 1160, over his opponent, William F. Kacmarcik, 862. Ernest McCoy was elected trustee of the Trust Funds for three years with votes; and Maude French was elected trustee of the library for three years with votes. Referendum Results The results of the referendum vote are as follows: Representa- tive form of government was de- feated 1164 to 1028. The adoption of the amendment to prohibit multi-family dwellings of more than two units in residential, rural and industrial zones passed yes, 790, no. Question 3, on the voters being in favor of amendment 2, prohib- iting the painting of signs on any building in town, the results were yes and 758 no. The amendment permitting the Planning Board to exercise con- trol over site locations, parking facilities and types of multi-fam- ily, commercial, light and heavy industrial and business office buildings in all zones in town was voted in and 902, no. Question 5, asking the voters if they were in favor of adopting the 1967 National Building Code in addition to the present building code, as it pertains to the con- struction of all buildings in the town, resulted in 1404 yes votes, and 642 no votes. Finally, the last question, seek- ing the adoption of a new sched- ule of fees for building permits, for all .buildings in the town as filed with the town clerk's office was passed with yes, and 906 no. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan yes- terday, the Board of Education omitted any salary schedule. The board merely "noted that lump sum allocations for salary accounts were contigent upon final ratification of a proposed contract between the Nashua Teachers Union and the board. Both Supt. of Schools Edmund M. Keefe and Guy Jean, NTU president, declined to elaborate on the salary schedule tentative- ly agreed upon. They said the board and the union had a gentlemen's agreement" that nothing would be said publicly about the re- vised salary schedule until the cdntract between the 'two parties is signed. When the contract will be signed is unknown. To Study Draft Keefe said both parties were to scrutinize a draft of the con- tract at a meeting Friday but this was called off because the board's personnel consultant was stranded in New York by a snowstorm. He said the .meeting may be rescheduled for next week. Jean said cdntraet provisions must be presented to teichen for their approval before union representatives can sign it. That's why I. can't say everything is he com- mented. "Anything can still Keefe observed. "Agreeing to things orally may be one thing, but seeing them written down may be another." There were reports, however, that the union was pleased with the base salary negotiat- ed and approval is virtually as- sured. The hike in the minimum salary would give Nashua one of the highest teacher salary schedules in the state and would put the city in a competitive position with neighboring Mass- achusetts communities. Fiscal Independence In salary matters, the Board of Education has fiscal inde- pendence. The mayor has con- trol only over non-salary Items. Salary and wage accounts in the 1969 school budget total million, or 83 per cent, of the overall budget of mil- lion. The board Is asking more this year to run city schools of which is for wage increases and additional personnel and is for In- creases in Items related to maintenance (supplies, equip- ment and services.) This is exclusive of the school athletic budget for which 406 is asked. Last year was allowed for the athletic program. Sup e rihten den t To Get A raise for Supt. of Schools Edmund M. Keefe and creation of new posts in the higher echelons of the school depart- ment contained in the pro- posed 1969 school budget. Keefe, now getting will continue to be the highest paid city official when his new salary of goes into effect Sept. 1. The state pays of Keefe'j salary. Also proposed is the appoint- ment of a second assistant super- intendent and two elementary school supervisors. Keefe said neither the salary nor the duties of the second as- sistant superintendent have been determined yet. "Technically, since the state pays towards the salary of an assistant superintendent we must get approval for creation of the job from the he said. He added the new officer could be assigned to handle personnel or curriculum matters. The two supervisors will report to Assistant Superintendent Em- ma Nicol. s Keefe said a complete schedule of administrative salaries could not be released until the teachers contract is signed. taird Weighs Troop Withdrawal Storm at Sea Forces Delay In Splashdown Of Apollo 9 Fire Damages Whitney St. Apartment By HOWARD BENEDICT SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) Flight controllers' today delayed Thursday's Apollo 9 landing by. one min- escape storm-lashed teas southwest of Bermuda. By circling the globe an extra time, the astronauts will land 480 miles south of the main splashdown area, near Grand Turk Island in the Bahamas, where weather conditions are expected to be excellent. The new splashdown time is a.m. EST. Before making the decision, flight director Eugene Kranz weighed such things as how fast the recovery ship, the carrier Guadalcanal, could reach the new touchdown point, tracking facilities for the new re-entry track, and where Apollo 9 would land If its retro-rocket failed to fire and if it had to make emer- gency use of jet controls to come home an orbit or two lat- er. Astronauts James A. McDi- vitt, David R. Scott and Russell L. Schweickart favored the al- ternate landing plan. When astronaut Stuart Roosa, the capsule communicator, re- ported the forecast for the Ber- muda area was miles visibility, 23 knot winds, waves six to eight feet and swells 10 to 12 feet, McDivitt commented: "Visibility good." Hearing that the prediction for the Grand Turk area for Thursday was 10 miles visibili- ty, winds light and variable, waves two to three feet and swells six to seven feet, the Apollo 9 commander exclaimed: "Hey, let's go there! Let's go Later, with the Guadalcanal reporting 14 foot swells and foot visibility, McDivitt said: "I don't think anybody up here is good enough sailor for that." "Roger, we agree down here Roosa said. McDivitt inquired whether the Guadalcanal could reach the backup landing zone and was told that it was only 16 hours away and could easily make it. "We need thai joked Scott, referring to 'a 350-pound cake that the Guadalcanal has waiting for Apollo 9's return. Kranz said Tuesday that Mis- sion Control weather forecasters were optimistic that conditions would be favorable for landing on target Thursday. He said their prediction was for winds 15 to 20 knots, waves four to five feet high, with 10-foot swells. This would be some of the roughest weather that U.S. as- tronauts ever have landed in. If they had to wait any length of time for pickup, they could be- come very uncomfortable in their bobbing spacecraft. Recovery day forecasts from the main recovery ship, the car- rier Guadalcanal, were more pessimistic, with winds ranging up to gale-force 32 miles an hour and six- to eight-foot seas. The Guadalcanal, which has been riding out the storm for several days, steamed Monday to a central position, ready to move swiftly to whatever recov- ery zone was selected. McDivitt expressed concern Monday when he spotted white- caps in the recovery area from more than 100 miles in space. "That's not down to my spe- the Apollo 9 com- mander said, when informed of the forecast. "I want those recovery guys to find a nice soft piece of water with no wind and no waves, and lots of sunshine, too Oh yes, I forgot one thing. A couple heli- copters he said. Otherwise, the flight of Apollo 9 proceeded flawlessly into its ninth day, with the astronauts again ticketed for a leisurely spell of picture-taking, naviga- tion sightings and preparations for their return to earth. During the first five days of the mission they proved the flight worthiness of the lunar module, or LEM, the craft de- signed to land two Americans on the moon next July. The last five days are devoted to proving the durability of the Apollo command ship for a 10- day roundtrip mission to the moon. Nashua firemen this morning fought a blaze on Whitney Street which destroyed a one-room apartment. At a.m., units arrived at M Whitney SL, where smoke was pouring from a second-story apartment in the three-story building. Firemen quickly extinguished the blaze, confining it to the one room. Three other apartments, occupied at the time, was cleared of tenants. The building is owned by Vin- cent Cadieux. Listed as the oc- cupants of the single room were Robert Mitchell and John Hoyt. They were not in the apartment at the time of the fire. Chief Albert Tanguay said there was one fatality in the blaze. A pet monkey, owned by the occu- pant, died in his cage. Firemen were at the scene for me hour. Authorities said preliminary in- vestigation revealed that the fire pas caused by a cigarette in a bed. By WILLIAM BEECHER N.w York Times Newt ssrvle. WASHINGTON-Defense Sec- Melvin R. Laird is re- ported to be considering a with- drawal of to Ameri- can combat and support troops from South Vietnam this year, ac cording to administration sources. Laird will report to President Nixon after returning to the capital tonight following an in- spection trip to Vietnam. On leaving Saigon, he said it would be both "desirable and possible" to make some force reductions as the South Vietna- mese army increased its own combat proficiency. But he de- clined to say how many Ameri- can soldiers might be taken, out, or when that might occur. However, administration sources said current planning in the Defense Department was fo- cusing on the possibility of pull- ing out most of the 9th Infantry Division and many of its sup- porting units. Two of the divi- sion's brigades now operate in the Mekong River Delta area of South Vietnam and the third operates in the Saigon area. The division is comprised of about combat infantry- men, with other men in artillery and other supporting units. Responsibility Assignment Under this plan, complete re- sponsibility for combat in the southernmost region of the coun- try would be transferred to the three South Vietnamese divi- sions now operating there. If the experiment worked well, consid- eration would be given to the subsequent withdrawal of addi- tional American combat units. Laird is said by officials to be eager to enhance both the strength and the self-reliance of the Saigon regime by substan- tially bolstering the equipment of its military forces and by demonstrating confidence in its growing ability to handle the enemy. During his Vietnam trip he spoke of plans to ask for million in additional funds to speed the modernization of equipment in the hands of the one million South Vietnamese under arms. One of the aims of a modest American troop withdrawal and transfer of fighting responsibil- ity to South Vietnam, officials said, would be to increase pres- sure on North Vietnam to come to terms at the Paris peace talks on both military and polit- ical matters or face the pros- pect of to deal with a much stronger Saigon govern- ment, which would be less likely to compromise. Support Seen Such a move would also be designed to shore up American public support for the Nixon ad- ministration's policy on Viet- nam by showing that, despite the apparent lack of progress in Paris. The war would become increasingly less burdensome for the United States. It is not clear whether Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, the U.S. commander in Vietnam, has en- dorsed any specific withdrawal plan. Prior to Laird's visit, it was understood that Abrams would have preferred to wait until midsummer before making any recommendation, to see the effects of the current enemy of- fensive and judge how well the South Vietnamese force; absorb the new weapons they are re- ceiving. American military leaden generally have taken the posi- tion that any withdrawals should involve the forces of both the U.S. and North Vietnam on some mutually agreed schedule. This is still the official U.S. position. President Delays Missile Decision Hardy Wins Aldermanic Seat Inside Today's Telegraph Special features which can be .found on the Inside pages of today's Telegraph Include: The third In a series on "Safe- guarding Teens Against Page 40. Upcoming men's fashions tagged 23. Results of area town meeting! and elections, in addition to photo highlights-Pages U and 17. On the anniversary of the N.H. Primaries, Carl Craft of the Asso. dated Press recalls "Nixon's romp and McCarthy's shocker" and how the events led to the presidential 21. Hudson teen-agers become rock- et experts. An unusual hobby- Page 40. Antagonism between English and French Canada gains Impetus. -Page 30. TODAY'S INDEX Abby. Classifieds 37, 38, 39 BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. HELP IOO GET OUT OF DEBT BI CONSOUDATJNG TOUR BILLS PAST DUE OB NOT. IOII CAN AVOID LEGAL AC- TIONS 'DUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS. NOT A LOAN NO 8ECUE1TT NO CO-SIGNERS D1 'OH OWE PAT AS LOW AS IS WEBKLT 35 WEEKLY CALL OK WRITE TODAT Tar PemM ot Mind Tomorrow 1171 Elm 689-5161 Room 108 92 Main St. NmtlllS 883-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Rom. or Offio. Apnojntmenti Arranged Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle Lawrence Nashua .Scene 4 Obituaries 1 Pearson Reston Sports Suburban News- 4 S 18, 19 W, 17 Taylor 4 Television 19 Theaters 36 Dr. Thosteson 32 Weather Wicker With a quick, one-ballot decision, the Board of Al- dermen last night returned to full strength with the election of Donald R. Hardy as alderman-at-large. Succeeds Jean He succeeds Arthur H. Jean who resigned Feb. 25. The board has been one mem- ber short since the resignation of J. Rpussel Nov. 26. His replacement, Bertrand J. Bou- chard, had to resign his ward 3 seat which led to the election of Sherman Horton Jr. as the' new-alderman for that ward. Hardy was nominated by AI-j derman-at-Large John V. Ches- son. There were no other nomi- nees. Alderman Robert A. Dion, who had expressed Interest in running for the post, was ab- sent. This marks the second time Hardy, composition department foreman at Royal Business Forms, Inc., gains an at-large (eat through a special election. He was midway through his third term as Ward 4 alderman in January, 1967, when he was elected alderman at large to succeed Gerard J. Gauthier who had resigned. In the municipal election that year, Hardy ran for a full term as alderman-at-large but was defeated. He attempted to replace Rous- lel several weeks ago but was defeated by Bouchard. Sworn In Immediately after his elec- tion, Hardy, 39, was sworn in DONALD R. HARDT by City Solicitor Arthur Gormley Jr. 0. Be "Fotosmart" SHOP FOTOMART 171 MAIN STREET POLAROID SWINGER WAS I19.9J What's So Special About FREE CHECKING NASHUA" TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. That's what! 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. nights 'til In a reshuffling of committee appointments, Hardy was named chairman of the license committee, the publicity and new industries committee, and R member of the appointments and joint library building com- mittee. Horton was named to the lands and buildings, job study, planning, joint school building, publicity and new industries committees. Alderman Donald L. Ethier, as chairman of the planning committee, was designated to aerve as the aldermanie repre- sentative on the FI a n n 1 n i Board. Dion was named to replace Ethier oh the elections and re- turns committee. Alderman Richard P. Joyce was named to succeed Roussel on the Spit Brook Road land acquisition committee and Alderman Barry L. Cerier was appointed chair- man of the rules committee. The new committee appoint- ments were announced by Al- dermatic President Maurice L. Arel. By H. t. SCHWARTZ III WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon is awaiting the re- turn of his secretary of defense from Vietnam before making a final decision on deployment of the Sentinel antiballistic missile White House Press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said a deci- sion still is planned this week, but not before Nixon confers with Melvin R. Laird. The de- fense chief, a supporter of ABM deployment, is due home late to- night from a war-zone inspec- tion. The subject was also before the National Security Council again today. Ziegler did not rule out the possibility that Nixon would an- nounce his decision on nation- wide radio and television. How- ever, Ziegler said the President did not want any such an- nouncement to. compete with the Apollo 9 splashdown Thursday morning. Nixon told a news conference last Thursday he would an- nounce a decision on the contro- versial Sentinel system the first of this week. But he delayed action after an intensive weekend re- view in Florida. New Effort As the delay stretched into Tuesday with the President showing no sign he had selected one of the three apparent op- tions, opponents of the ABM mounted a new effort to get the billion project scrapped. Besides the unlikely possibili- ty of junking the ABM, Nixon could compromise with orders for a limited deployment or or- der fuilscale resumption of the project he halted several weeks ago amid criticism of cost and fear of accidental detonation of one of the nuclear-tipped defen- sive missiles. In the Senate, Massachusetts' Edward M. Kennedy said "each increase in arms generates an increase in tension and each in- crease in tension leads us closer to hostilities." "We do stand at yet another crossroads in the nuclear arms said Kennedy, "and can- not let the opportunity to pursue the path of peace pass us by." As Democratic whip, Kennedy has been a leader of Sentinel op- position in the Senate, which an Associated Press poll pegged. over the weekend at a certain 47 with 29 more undecided. It was becoming increasingly clear, however, that If Nixon could get approval of continued Sentinel expenditures from the FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. Servlni Income Taxes PREPARED FEDERAL AND STATE by appointment or In your home TEL. 883-3912 Senate by compromise he could expect relatively clear sailing in the House. "I think if the President rec- ommends it, the Congress would pass said House Democrat- ic Leader Carl Albert. House Republican Leader Gerald R. Ford, commentinf after Nixon met with GOP congressional leaders, said he personally is in favor of deploy- ment. "If you have to gamble and said Ford, "it is better to gamble and err on the side of strength and not weakness." U.S. Pilots Are Released By PETER O'LOUGHLIN BANGKOK (AP) Four American fliers captured in Cambodia a month ago were re- turned to freedom today as the result of a letter from President Nixon to ruling Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. The four men are Ma. Querin Herlik, Green Bay, Wis.; Laird Osburn, Webster, W.Va.; John Fisher, Gainesville, Fla., and Rob Pryor, Oat Ridge, Tenn. Stationed in South Vietnam, they were captured on Feb. 12 after their L19 observation plane was shot down near the border between Cambodia and South Vietnam. The airmen were held in a Cambodian naval barracks, and Sihanouk asked President Nixon to write him a letter asking for their release. C a m b o d i a 's Khmer Press Agency said Nix- on wrote the Cambodian chief of state on March 8. The prisoners were released to the Australian Embassy in Fhnom Penh Tuesday and ar- rived in Bangkok today aboard a Burmese airliner. Nashua Officials Award Notes for Myrtle St. Plan The Nashua Urban Renewal Agency has sold million in project notes for the Myrtle Street urban renewal project, it was announced today. The project notes, according to the Nashua Housing Authority, were sold to the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, the lowest of four bidders. It is expected the money wiD become available to the agency in one month and to earmarked for property acquisition. The acquisition phase of tha urban renewal project will bectn as aeon as an updated appntMl of project properties has been completed and acquisition are approved by the federal gov- ernment, an NHA tpokesmu   

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