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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 13, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle On top of all the rest of the strew, strain and responsibility of his office, the President Is expected to go; out and root for the Washington Senators. Nashua Celeoraph 1969 Tht Telegraph's 100th Ytar As A Daily Ntwspaptr... C J Weather Cloudy, Cold Tonight Slightly Warmer Friday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 11 Established Weekly October Incorporated u a Dally March 1, Ml NASHUA, NEW MARCH Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 20 PAGES Price TEN CENT! Laird Silent By BOB HORTON WASHINGTON (AP) Returning from a week- long tour of Vietnam, Sec- retary of Defense Melvin R. Laird is remaining silent on one of the missions that took him to the war zone and says he has reached no conclusion about a second. First Inspection President Nixon sent Laird on his first inspection of South Vietnam since becoming Penta- gon chief to study whether American troop strength could be cut back and to check on the Intensity and progress of the current enemy offensive. On his return home Wednes- day night, Laird had nothing to lay about what he might report to President Nixon about any retaliation the United States might take over the enemy of- fensive that includes shelling South Vietnamese cities. He did, however, tell report- ers who met his plane at nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md., that he has reached no conclu- sions on whether the United States can withdraw troops from the war-torn country. In his brief planeside re- marks, Laird declined to make any predictions on just when troop reduction might be possi- ble. The defense chief said his brief visit to Southeast Asia didn't Justify issuing such fore- casts. In an apparent rap of ear- ly war optimism by one of his predecessors, Robert S. Mc- Naraara, Laird said: "I think we've had too many of those in the past." The U.S. force in Vietnam now stands at or men short of the currently ap- proved ceiling supposed to reached by midyear. Laird told reporters he gave close attention during his first inspection trip as defense chief to improvement of the South Vietnamese military forces. "We did look into the modern- ization of the forces of South Vietnam, the air force, army and he said. "I think we have to push this program forward at a more rap- id pace in prder that more of the responsibility 'for the war can be taken over by the forces of South Vietnam." John Bednar Gets Hudson Budget Post M. Bednar was appointed to the Hudson Budget Committee by Town Moderator Lake Munday early this afternoon. Munday said Bednar's experi- ence as a state representative and a former selectman, would be an asset to the committee. He said, "We should not Jose the services of persons who want to serve, and are qualified." Bednar succeeds WUlard J. Na- deau who resigned because of his work load. The former lost a re- election bid for selectman to Stan- ley Alukonis in Tuesday's election. Apollo 9 On Target; Mission Accomplished The boots of this motorist were "caught" as his vehicle made an unsched- uled stop in a known as a pot-hole. The pot-hole problem faces Nashua area motorists again, but DPW Unscheduled Pit Sfop crews are out in force in an effort to keep pace. In the meantime, it's pot-luck to miss pot-holes. (Telegraphoto-Andruskevich) Second Vote Favors Hudson School Plan By BILL ROBERTS HUDSON A proposed addition to the Memorial School that was defeated at last week's school district meeting, was reconsidered last night and approved 310 to 104. Adjourned Meeting 'Last night's meeting, adjourned from the previous Wednesday, was once again adjourned to next Wednesday at when it became apparent that there was not enough time to consider all the articles. David Kimball, who stated that he had voted with the side last week, made the motion to reconsider Article 14, on the proposed addition to the school. He further slated that he had voted "no" at the previous meet- ing because he felt that not enough dialogue had taken place and debate was "shut-off" with questions still pending. Moderator Lake Munday ruled that where a two-thirds vote wai required to adopt Article 14, that he would require a two-thirds vote to reconsider. A division vote was requested. Article 14 was reconsidered by 353 yes, 30 no. Moderator Munday pointed out that no motion to move to the previous question would be entertained until all those desiring to speak had been heard. two hours of dis- cussion along with questions and answers covering the complete articles were heard. .The proposed alternate, "with its special purpose areas had its share of discussion and several questions were asked concerning why the areas in the existing building have not been imple- mented and where the responsi- bility lies. The entire school board, in- cluding the superintendent of schools, Claude Leavitt, and principal of the Memorial School, James E. Tierney, participated In the discussions. It was stated that the antici- pated project cost would be 406, from which could be deducted leaving a total to be raised by bond issue. The Breakdown The was broken down Into for wire allowance, .present building fund and At the conclusion of de- bate, a secret ballot was re- "quested on the addition. The lat- ter was voted in for an amended amount of and the vote was 310 yes, 104 no. Article 15, to see if the district would vote to authorize and ap- propriate the sum of for employing an architect to draw plans and secure bids for a pro- posed new elementary school 'to be located on the Jacques site was defeated on a division vite 87 yes, 155 no. Herbert Canfield moved for the adoption of Article 13, asking the district to authorize the School Board to re-negotiate the Pelliam High School tuition contract for an additional five years. Lengthy discussion took place'on, enrollment projections and cost figures. It was stated that an in- HUDSON SCHOOL Page 1 Aldermen Plan Monday Meeting The Board of Aldermen will meet in special session Monday night at 7 to clear up procedural matters holding up the sale of bond issues for the construction of the new bridge between .Na- shua and Hudson. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan said he decided to call the meeting after conferring yesterday with representatives of the First Na- tional Bank of Boston and of the state Department of Public Works and Highways. The 1966 aldermanic resolu- tion authorizing the bond issue for the bridge con- struction, Sullivan said, does not include a project life expec- tancy, a requirement for bond- ing purposes. Approval of an amendment by the aldermen Monday night, said, would clear up the situa- tion. He also said a letter from the Board of Public Works of- ficially requesting the bridge ap- propriation is necessary and this would be forthcoming for thi meeting. Sullivan said the stale high- way department is ready to be- gin inviting bids for the bridge construction but is delaying ac- tion until it receives Nashua's share and Hudson's share. Voters in Hudson will con- sider final arrangements for raising the town's share at the town meeting tomorrow night. By HOWARD BENEDICT SPACE CENTER, Hous- ton (AP) The Apollo 9 space pilots splashed down "right on target" into calm Bahaman waters near Grand Turk Island to- day, their 10-day test flight In space a complete success splashdown came at p. m. EST. 'Mile Off Astronauts James A. Me- Divitt, David R. Scott and Rus- sell L. Schweickart heard Mis- sion Control confirm the rapid- fire sequence of events during reentry, and said, "It looks like we're about a mile off." The aircraft carrier Guadal- canal, prime recovery ship, heading north under partly cloudy skies, was in voice conta- co with the Apollo 9 astronauts some three minutes before splashdown. The main parachutes broke through the clouds within sight of the aircraft carrier, less than five minutes after sailors aboard heard the sonic boom, shock waves of the spaceship's descent. The view of the parachutes was captured by television cam- eras aboard the recovery ship and beamed to a worldwide audience. Splashdown came just 10 sec- onds after it was scheduled, some three miles from tBe car- rier, cruising just off the target zone. Splashdown came half an hour after the astronauts fired their rocket engine into their NHS Five Opens Tournament Bid Tonight af Nashua High's basketball team, ranked second in the state, will open its bid for the Class L championship tonight in Durham. The Purple will face Spaulding of Rochester at in the open- ing game of the second quarter- final session. Portsmouth meets Keene at 9. In last night's action, top-seeded Bishop Bradley edged Laconia 52- 48, while Manchester Memorial outlasted Manchester Central 65-53 in a double overtime. Semi-finals will be played to- morrow night and the champion- ship game is set for Saturday. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Obituaries Pearson Sports Suburban News 12, 13 Television 17 Theaters 17 Dr. Thosteson 16 Weather 2 Abby Classifieds 16 17, 18, 19 Comics Crossword 6 Editorial 4 Financial 3 Hal Boyle 11 Lawrence 4 Nashua Scene 4 2 4 14, 15 own path for a shade less than 12 seconds to brake their speed and their orbit, and bring them home to earth. That occurred at a.m. "Burn looks good up .reported astronaut Scott. "Felt Scott said calm- ly. "A good confirmed Mission Control. Minutes later, the astronauts rolled their spacecraft around to a heads-down position to give them a better view of the hori- zon, their orientation line during the half hour to splashdown. High over the Pacific, a four- engine jet plane called Gloww- orm1 123 flew toward the path of Apllo to get pictures of re-entry. At a.m., their spaceship turned 45 degrees to one side and jettisoned its service sec- tion and its big rocket engine that was used to change orbit eight times during its 10-day flight. "You're looking good down Mission Control told the crew. "We're separated Scott confirmed. The spacecraft re-entered the earth's atmosphere at a.m., some feet above the Fort Worth-Dallas area. Only miles ahead and be- low the seas in the recovery area near Grand Turk Island in the Bahamas were described in "mill pond" condition. Three minutes later, the forces of deceleration over, the astronauts got their first taste of gravity after 10 days of weightless flight high over the Gulf Coast. With helicopters already in the air, the Apollo 9 entered a four minute radio blackout at a.m. The hot gases of re- entry, created by friction with the atmosphere, acted as a ra- dio-proof coat around the space- ship. Mission Control radioed a harsh buzzer sound to Apollo 9 'at a.m. EST and communi- cator Stuart Roosa, himself an astronaut, told the crew, "The alarm clock just went off, gen- tlemen. Out of the sack, troops you come home." "Hot diggety said Scott. "We're all ready." Derry Sailor Part of Apollo Recovery Team DERRY Seaman Richard Perry of Derry, is a member of the 10-man underwater demolition group assigned to the Apollo re- covery today. Perry is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Perry of English Range Road, Deny. Another New Englander, Boats- wain's Mate 2nd class Eric B. An- derson of East Bridgewater, Mass., also is a member of the crew. Both men are aboard the USS Guadacanal. Close Race Seen for Senate Presidency CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Senate Republicans were to cau- cus today to pick their nominee for Senate president to replace Stewart Lamprey, whose getting a federal job in the Nixon ad- ministration. Republican senators met privately Wednesday to form ground rales. Observers said a nip-and-tuck race among Arthur Tufts of Ex- eter, John Bradshaw of Nelson and George Oilman of Farming- ton is developing. Although little was said by any of the senators after meeting, Gilman told newsmen: "I think I have the edge. The others look strong but my opin- ion is that I will win." Meanwhile, the Democratic senators, led by Minority Lead- er Harry Sparios of Newport, stood by. Spanos told The Associated Press he'll ask his party col- leagues to nominate him, just in case ,the Republicans split bad- ly enough and let him squeak in. Other Developments other legislative develop- ments: House shouted down a bill which would have forced voters to vote for individual candidates instead of the entire party slates in elections. The House argued for more than one hour Wednesday and Heard a variety of arguments against eliminating so-called straight ticket voting. THE FOLLOWING STORES WILL BE OPEN THURSDAY FRIDAY'TIL 9 P.M. BERGERON'S CARTER'S MEN'S SHOP ENTERPRISE DEPT. STORE ISIDORE'S HAIR STYLING JORDAN'S LUGGAGE SHOP LYNCH'S MEN'S ft BOYS' STORE MILLER'S SEARS ROEBUCK 20th CENTURY High St. MM. WINGATE'S DRUO STORK Some of those for eliminating the current practice included Robert Coggeshall, a young Re- publican from Newport, who argued that "in the past, many a good candidate was defeated because of weak candidates at the top. By the same measure, many poor and incompetent candidates were elected because a sUong candidate, headed the ticket." Kimnn Zachos, of Manchester, chairman of the Judiciary Com- mittee, said he always voted a straight Republican ticket and that nothing in the present sys- tem prevents a voter from jumping from party to par- ty. He admitted however, "I have voted for some obnoxious Re- publicans." Another Republican, Raitnonl Bowles of Portsmouth, called the present system archaic and said the die-hard Republican BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. HELP TOTJ GET OUT OF DEBT BY CONSOLIDATING TOUR BILLS PAST. DUE OB NOT. Ton CAN AVOID LECAL AC- TIONS DUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE NOT A LOAN NO SECtJBITT NO CO-SIGNERS OAlti OB WRITE TODAT For Pence of Mtnd Tomorrow 1271 Kim St Manchester 669-5161 Room 108 92 Main St. Nuhtll 883-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Home oi Olflct Avvoiatnntf irrnnJ and Democratic voters "have become outnumbered by inde- pendent voters." Arguments favoring straight- line ticket voting included the fact that some older people aren't able to do more than just mark the appropriate party cir- cle and that some could become confused and spoil their ballots if they had to mark each name. House agreed with its Committee and killed a bill that would have au- thorized a study of the relation- ship (if state and local govern- ments in the handling of welfare programs. The lower chamber sent back to the Statutory Revision Committee a bill that would prohibit gasoline station promo- tional games. The committee had turned down the bill. measure, for additional reimbursement to institutions and nursing homes for the cost of care of some welfare pro- grams was sent, In amended form, to the Appropriations Committee. Likewise, the House sent the Appropriations group a bill au- thorizing a study of abandoned railroad rights of way for pub- lic recreational use. -The House killed a bill dealing with the distribution o political cards at polling places. sent back to committee, for more study, a bill on aban- doned or neglected cemetery lots. Senate Action In the Senate: upper chamber killer] a bill that would have ex- tended Franconia College's de- gree-granting power through June, with the state Coor- dinating Board of Advanced Ac- creditation getting the authority to modify or repeal it. It overturned the favorable recommendation of its Educa- tion Committee on the House- passed measure. Sen. Charles Armstrong, R- Littleton, argued that it was un- necessary and injudicious legis- CLOSE RACE J Be "Fotosmart" SHOP FOTOMART 178 MAIN STREET POLAROID SWINGER Sale Interior Latex Wall Paint Gal. Nashua Wallpaper Co. lit W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Open Thuri. nighti'Ul Splashdown Area Map locates new splashdown area for the Apollo 9 near Grand Turk Island in the Bahamas, where the spacecraft landed today after its 151st orbit Earlier plans had the craft splashing down southwest of Bermuda after its 150th orbit, but storm-lashed seas there caused the switch. (AP Wirephoto Map) Apollo 9 Reaps Harvest By JIM STROTHMAN SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) Apollo 9 has not only put America squarely on course toward a July lunar landing, but chalked up a bundle of bonuses that will make flights to the moon and beyond easier and safer. With the exception of testing some communications tech- niques that may be used in fu- ture trips to the moon, "all mis- sion objectives have been ac- said flight direc- tor Eugene F. Kranz. In addition, the astronauts discovered a fuel-saving way to sight navigation landmarks, performed an unscheduled sat- ellite-tracking experiment-that could be useful in rescuing men aboard a disabled spaceship, and got new engineering data for planning future missions. "Across the board, we've, had a good Kranz told a news conference as Apollo 9 cirr cled the globe on its final orbits before today's re-entry with its crew of three. Their risky 10-day journey flight-qualified the last piece of hardware needed to land Ameri- cans on the moon, the spidery lunar module (LEM) that will shuttle spacemen from a com- mand ship to the moon's sur- face. Questions Remain Enough questions remain- particularly about navigating around the the space agency is expected to fly one more mission before at- tempting a lunar landing. The next flight, scheduled to blast off May 17, will call for three Apollo 10 astronauts to circle the moon for 63 hours, sources said. On that schedule, the landing mission would come in mid- July. Overshadowed by Apollo 9's feat of qualifying the LEM were many less dramatic but impor- tant accomplishments, includ- ing: Proving the space suit with oxygen-filled backpack to worn by astronauts walking on the moon is safe and comforta- ble. Russell L. Schweickart test- ed the entire lunar landing out- fit during his 38-minute space walk outside the LEM. Operating for the first time Ihe type of television camera to be used on a lunar landing. TV cameras carried on previous Apollo flights were not designed to withstand high temperatures in sunlight outside moonship. Blazing the trial for a new unmanned satellite program aimed at locating unseen sources of minerals and food supplies on earth. Unmanned satellites carrying cameras sim- ilar to Apollo 9's are to be orbit- ed beginning in 1971. Film re- turned by Apollo 9 will show whether development plans need to be altered. Tracking an old unmanned satellite named Pegasus and the discarded LEM, proving a dis- abled craft can under certain conditions be seen hundreds of miles away. This information will be useful if one spaceship has to rescue another. The fuel-saving method of tracking navigation landmarks involved rolling the spacecraft flowly as the astronauts passed over a target, rather than using jerky motor firings. The astronauts also tested backup navigation techniques, including sightings on planets, and rehearsed methods of roll- ing their spaceship to distribute outside sun heat more evenly as will be done en route to the moon. Joe Messinger, 26, a photographer for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, won't give up his camera or his film as he is pummeled outside Los Angeles City College during a disturbance at the school. Messinger said some of the per- sons he photographed chased him off the campus and-attempted to take away the exposed film. (AP Wirephoto) 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! FJX1.C. FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. luTinr Nuhn Income Taxes PREPARED FEDERAL AND STATI kr IB your boat TEL. 883-3912
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