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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 26, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle Just to get matters straightened out once and for all, what this country heeds is a good 5-cent anything. Nashua Celeqraph 1969 Hit Teleoroph'i 100th Year As A Doily Ntwspoptr... Cj Weather Cloudy, Mild Tonight LittU Thursday PULL RIPORT ON PA6I TWO VOL. 101 NO. 22 Established Weekly October Incorporated M a Daily March 1, UM NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, MARCH Second Clan PostanPaid At Naibua. N. it. 42 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Aldermen OK Rubbish Plan Nashua's rubbish collection system will be put out to bid. _ The aldermen at their meeting last night approved the move on a 14-1 vote. tain the collection system at Dion Opposed Voting against was Alderman Robert A. Dion who feared ap- proval of the bid resolution would give the aldermanic fi- nance committee and the Board of Public Works carte blanche to hire a private firm for rub- bish collections. He asked if a company had already been selected to do the work and if the garbage and trash collections would be com- bined under the new system. Alderman Donald L. Ethier, chairman of the planning com- mittee which had recommended passage of the bid resolution, said no company had been se- lected. Bids have not been invited yet, he said, and there was no com- pany favored for the contract. He noted that the aldermanic finance committee and the Board of Public Works may put the system out to bid without the specific authorization of the entire aldermanic board. The resolution to authorize se- curing of bids, Ethier added, should be considered as a vote Bf confidence on the mayor's proposal. Savings Unknown Savings to be realized by hav- ing a private firm collect rub- bish were unknown at this point, Ethier said. He said there had been a change of philosophy "among some people" lately to the ef- fect that the city could main- cheaper price than could private firm. "We don't know if the gar- bage and trash will be com- bined for pickups because tht bid specifications have not been drawn Ethier said. The aldermen had approved a resolution last year, he noted, to have garbage and trash picked up separately. According to Ethier, the bid resolution would not supersede the resolution requiring sepa- rate pickups. City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gorm- ley Jr. confirmed Ethier' i ob- servations. He said, according to state law, the aldermen are empow- ered to make provisions for waste removal. The city char- ter, he added, gives the BPW the power to procure bids for the service under ,the jurisdic- tion of the finance committee. Dion said he felt the aider- manic board should first get cost figures on the present gar- bage and trash collection sys- tems. Secondly, he said, bids from private collection firms should be secured for comparison. After this has been done, said, the aldermen should be approached to approve letting out the rubbish collection to contract. "All Wrong" Dion said he felt the alder- RUBBISH PLAN Page I Ike's Condition Is Still Critical Return Of Guards At Bridge Urged By CLAU0ETTE DUROCIIER Reinstatement of a police guard to enforce the 15- ton load limit on the Tay- lor's Falls Bridge was urged at last night's aldermanic meeting. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan had told the board the po- lice guard was pulled off the job partly because of the expense involved and also because the load limit was being enforced on the Nashua side but not on the Hudson side. Review Needed In later discussion, Sullivan said Alderman Donald L. Ethier should consult the police chief and police officers who did guard duty at the bridge to find out the dif- ficulties involved in attempting to determine if a vehicle cross- ing the bridge was overloaded. He also commented that when the police were guarding the bridge, the load limit was not be- ing enforced and Nashua police were "sitting there" watching the traffic go by. Ethier maintained the police have a responsibility to enforce the load limit. There must be a way of train- ing personnel, he said, so they can determine vehicle weights, including borrowing scales, if necessary. Ethier said enforcement of the load limit ordinance may be ex- pensive but it should not be put aside. He said he did not think the public should be jeopardized by lack of enforcement. Concurring with Ethier was Al- derman-at-Large Donald R. Har- dy. Bond Issue The load limit enforcement was brought up by Alderman Robert A. Dion during discussion on a resolution to amend a 1966 bond issue resolution for construction of a new bridge over the Merri- mack River.. The amendment provides a 40- year use life for the new bridge. Dion, saying he was disturbed about having bidding on the new bridge delayed by three weeks be- cause of the required amendment, pressed Sullivan on which could have been made to speed up the process. Sullivan said other alternatives had been considered but the final course decided upon was consid- ered the best to avoid any legal complications in selling the 000 bond issue. But as a result of Dion's ques- tions, the aldermen decided to suspend rules of procedure to give the use-life amendment a second reading and final passage. The meeting was briefly recessed so the finance committee could meet and recommend passage of the measure. Before the amendment was finally approved considerable dis- cussion took place on events lead- ing up to the 1966 resolution. Commenting on the procedural delays which had delayed the in- vitation of bridge bids, City So- licitor Arthur 0. Gormley they were required by the legal department of the Boston bank which will handle the bond sale. He characterized the requirements as "legal mumbo but nev- ertheless necessary. Dog Racing Measure Dies In N.H. House By TOM SEPPY WASHINGTON (AP) For- mer President Dwight D. Eisen- hower remained in critical con- dition today, suffering from such severe congestive heart failure that doctors are doubting his recovery. In their latest bulletin Tues- day, doctors at Walter Reed General Hospital said that al- though the 78-year-old general "has shown no deterioration in the last 24 hours, his condition continues to be critical." This was the first time they had used critical to describe Eisenhow- er's condition. Earlier Tuesday, the doctors added to the gloomy outlook when they said it was impossi- ble to predict whether the for- mer president would recover from this latest setback in his 11-month battle against serious heart disease. They did, however, temper their statement by adding that Eisenhower "has always, shown remarkable recuperative power in past illnesses." The medical bulletins not been optimistic since .doc- tors announced Monday the gen- eral had suffered his second se- rious congestive heart failure .in little more than a week. An encouraging sign Tuesday was the absence of a late night medical report as had been is- sued in days previous. Doctors said Tuesday evening the general had rested comfort- ably during the day "despite persistence of evidences of congestive heart a con- dition caused when the heart muscle is unable to pump a suf- ficient amount of blood through the body. This causes a conges- tion of blood in the lungs and other vital organs. The hospital also said mem- bers of Eisenhower's immediate family had visited with him for brief periods Tuesday. Early in the day, the doctors' bulletin said Eisenhower's con- dition was "guarded" which they later explained, giving a dictionary definition as "cau- tious, wary." And Ducking the Issue High waters in the Nashua area created a variety of situations yesterday. In top photo, the rain and melting snow resulted in headaches for residents of Niquette Drive. .Old Maids Brook crosses East Dunstable Road here, and George Papadopoulos, civil defense director, or- ganized a hurried sandbagging operation to contain the swollen stream. In bottom photo, Wallace Martland, also of Niquette Drive, takes time out to visit with his pet duck swimming in the backyard. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) By ADOLPHE V. BERNOTAS CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The House, on a 192-163 roll call cli- maxing lengthy debate, killed a measure that would have al- lowed greyhound racing in New Hampshire. Ways and Means Committee Chairman John Ratoff, R-Hamp- ton, urging the House overturn the unfavorable recommenda- tion of his committee, said Tuesday a dog track would yield million a year. He said it was being opposed Area Hails Weather News By JOHN HARRIGAN Nashua area officials paused to take a deep -breath today with the news from the weather bureau that the area might get out of the spring thaw with a minimum of damage. The weather forecast for to- day and tonight called for cloudy weather with little chance of rain. Temperature, however, re- mains the critical factor. Fore- casters said the thermometer was expected to hit in the 40- degree area today, dipping to the 30s tonight. Yesterdays rain tapered off President Sees Secret Talks As Key to Peace in Vietnam By ROBERT B. SEMPLE JR. NIW York Mrvm WASHINGTON President Nixon repeated his belief that the only progress toward peace in Vietnam would come in secret talks with Hanoi, but he insisted that his administration simply would not be able to tell the American people when and where they would begin- Nixon said he had instructed his aides to "say nothing" about such talks, explaining: "If private talks are to be pri- vate they must be private." The President left no doubt, FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. Surins Naihui PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY Oft- ONLY M9-4542 Open II AM to 2 AM Mon. thru Sat. Sundays 3 PM however, about the importance he places on secret meetings, reas- serting, in language reminiscent of his March 14 news conference, "our conviction and our belief that private talks with the North Vietnamese and- others involved that real progress towards peace will be made." He avoided saying whether such talks had begun in Paris. But his emphasis on the value of secret consultations, removed From the scrutiny of international publicity, carried at least the in- ference that if private talks had not already started they would begin soon. The inference was strengthened by developments in Saigon, where President Nguyen Van Thieu an- nounced a willingness to open dt- Income Taxes PREPARED FEDERAL AND STATE by appointment, or in your homt TEL 883-3912 BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. HELP TOO GET GOT OF DEBT BT CONSOLIDATING TOUR BILLS PAST DUE OB NOT. YOU CAN AVOID LEGAL AC- TIONS DUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS. NO IT TOD OWE PAT AS LOW AS I IIS CALL OB WRITE TODAY for of Hind Tomorrow 1871 Elm it Htncheitn 669-5161 Room ios n Main St. Naihlin B83-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Herat or Offlct Anmiatnuti Arranged reel, secret negotiations with the National Liberation Front, .the political arm of the. Viet Cong, In the view of some officials, the U. S. might have found it difficult or at least uncomfortable to engage in private talks with North Vietnam regarding mutual troop withdrawals while Saigon was refusing to talk to the Viet Cong about an eventual political settlement in South Vietnam. In any case, the Thieu state- ment was favorably received here, the state department spokesman, Robert J. McCloskey, termed it a "constructive ap- proach" to the problems involved in settling the Vietnam conflict through a negotiated settlement. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 22 Baker 5 Classifieds 41 Comics 38 Crossword 35 Editorial 4 Financial 3 Hal Boyle 20 Lawrence 4 Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries Pearson 4 Sports Suburban News Taylor 4 Television 17 Theaters 17 Dr. Thosteson 23 Weather 2 Wicker 5 in the afternoon. Over the last 24 hours, the Nashua area reg- istered 1.32 inches of rain, with a storm total of 1.88 inches. The months total stands at 2.77. No Concern Both area rivers rose during the last 24 hours, although not enough to cause any great con- cern as yet. The Nashua River was up six inches since yesterday. The Mer- rimack, however, rose almost two feet since yesterday after- noon, from six feet, three inches to eight feet, two inches. Officials earlier said they ex- pected a heavy rise in both riv- ers during the next few days. It takes this long for the results of the recent storm to show up in the depth readings. The small brooks and streams, however, presented a different, story. Plans Revealed For Boston Stadium BOSTON (AP) Mayor Kev- in H. White unveiled plans today for a undomed sports stadium that would be built on slilts at a cost of million near South Station. The proposal is the latest of many advanced in recent months in a continuing debate over how best to replace aging Fenway Park. Under White's plan, construc- tion of the envisioned facility would be overseen by a three- member stadium commission. The commission would issue revenue bonds to cover the sta- dium's cost, and its members would be appointed by the may- or. The South Station site is in the middle of an area- which the Boston Redevelopment Authori- ty wants to revitalize in a mul- timillion dollar rehabilitation program. Other facilities pro- nosed for the site are a huge trade center and a ga- rage. Some sandbagging resulted when Old Maids Brook, which crosses East Dunstable Road, overflowed its banks. Residents of Niquette Drive got some quick help from Civil Defense Director George Papadopoulos and volunteer workers, and had the situation under control. Other areas of the city were having their troubles with wa- ter. A retaining wall caved in near Pine Street, while a pils of bricks crashed to the ground on Hills Ferry Road. In Pelham, residents were without telephone service for up to two hours. The problem was attributed to wet wiring in a control box in Pelham Center, and for an unknown reason, the automatic alarm which would have warned New England Tele- phone personnel of the trouble was inoperative. The loss of service was dis- covered when a telephone com- pany employe attempted to reach several numbers and re- alized there was a problem. In Nashua, officials did not wish to speculate on the ex- pected rise of waters in the two rivers. City Engineer James Hogan spent the morning inves- tigating possible levee sites. Meeting Planned Residents of threatened areas were planning a meeting with Civil Defense workers tonight. Homeowners of Atherton Av- enue, Avon Drive, lower Loch Street and other possible flood sites will meet with George Papadopoulos and other officials tonight at the Arlington Street Civil Defense headquarters. The plan to discuss a course of ac- tion to follow in the event of serious flooding. School Building Contract Awarded by Hudson Board By BILL ROBERTS HUDSON The Hudson School Board has accepted a construction bid from the Davi- son Construction Company for the Memorial School expansion. The Board instructed architect Irving W. Hersey to notify Davi- sdn Construction of the Board's intention to accept the bid and suggest that construction start as soon as possible. Hersey indicated that a project of this magnitude would possib- ly have a "substantial comple- tion" date of Feb. 1, 1970, to which the Board restated their position of requiring additional classrooms by Sept. 1. They fur- ther requested that the architect make any and all efforts to co- ordinate the construction pro- gram to obtain the desired class- rooms. The bids accepted were the base bid for 20 classrooms total- jng square feet and alter- nate no. 1 for additional special purpose rooms totaling square feet. Approval of sub- bids were given by the Board after receiving the recommenda- tions of the Memorial School Building Committee who were present at the meeting. New Officers In other business before the Board was the reorganization for the coming year. Elected were: Chairman, Kenneth Clark; clerk, Warren Howe; representative to Budget Committee, William Batchelder; and representative to Alvirne Trustees, Kenneth Clark. A lengthy discussion on fund- ing the Memorial School build- ing construction ensued. Methods of funding discussed were bonds versus serial notes, inter- est rates, competitive bidding and other items. The Board re- quested Superintendent of Schools Claude Leavitt to obtain bids on serial notes with the proviso to reject any or all bids. The annual meeting of Super- visory Union 27 will be on April 9, with Hudson the host district. The Superintendent of Schools HUDSON SCHOOL Page t by horse-racing interests who feared it might cut into their earnings but he maintained statistics from states where horse and dog racing exist show both make profits. Proponents argued that a dog track would induce Massachu- setts residents to come spend their money in New Hamp- shire. Find Better Ways Opponents, however, led by Rep. David Nixon, R-New Bos- ton, urged the House to find bet- ter ways to get revenue. Nixon said "this is not the way to meet our bills." In the Senate, a bill creating a uniform weights and meas- ures law in New Hampshire with provisions on truth in pack- aging and advertising won its initial test. The upper chamber accepted the favorable report of its Ex- ecutive Departments Committee and sent the measure to its Fi- nance Committee for a review of the price tag. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Howard Townsend, R-Lebanon, is aimed at modernizing prac- tices and bringing them into line with federal standards. Townsend calls it the most up-to-date consumer protection law that "we have come across yet" He said it will cover everything from every gas pump to every store in the state. The measure takes away the responsibility for maintaining weights and measures from all communities under popu- lation leaving only Manches- ter and Nashua on their own. Packaging and advertising of packages for sale would be reg- ulated regarding weights and measures and misleading packages would be outlawed. The measure also would make misrepresentation of price Hie- Other Action In other House action: The lower chamber de- layed action on a proposed state constitutional amendment that would provide four-year terms for governors. It had been scheduled to act Tuesday on the major piece of legislation. But it decided that it would take it up next Tues- day. The House's Constitutional Re- vision Committee has approved an amended version oi the reso- lution. The proposal calls, for four- year terms for governors who currently serve two at a time. It would limit chief executive to Just two con- secutive terms. Currently, there's no limita- tion on the number of times a governor can seek re-election. If the legislature approves the resolution, the voters would DOG RACING Page 1 Statewide Curfew Is Proposed CONCORD, N.H. (AP) A statewide curfew, aimed at keeping those under age 16 off the streets after 10 p.m., would be imposed under terms of a bill proposed by a North Coun- try senator. Sen. Laurier Lamontagne, D- Berlin, said Tuesday there are "loo many 12-year-olds and 13- year-olds including girls on the streets Some- thing as to be done." If the legislature approves, any child under 16 who is stopped by a policeman after 10 p.m. would be taken directly home. Lamontagne said his bill will be patterned after a curfew ordin- ance in Norway, Maine. Announcement by Beaulieu On Mayor Race Due Monday County Commissioner Armand A. Beaulieu plans to announce his candidacy for mayor at a dinner Monday night at the Mod- ern Hotel. The dinner was organized by a group of backers and is sched- uled for Beaulieu took a wait-and-see stance when questioned today but some of his supporters re- port he has definetly decided to kick off his campaign at the din- ner. Others reportedly considering the mayor's race include Frank B. Clancy, a lawyer and library trustee; Aldermanic President Maurice L. Arel; and Alderman- at-Large John V. Chesson. Sale Interior Latex Wall Paint Gal. Nashua Wallpaper Co. 1MW. Pearl St. 882-9491 Open Thurs. nights 'til Get out of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBER HDIC Dionne Bros., Furniture, Inc. ond Dionne's Bright Spot WILL BE CLOSED Friday, March 28 Until 1 PM Out of Respect To Our Late Brother ROMEO 'J. DIONNE On the Inside Among the features ind stories of interest in today's edition of the Telegraph ire: What the Aldermen did last night, In capsule form Page J, Rivier College eaten the com- puter age Page 41. Slate legislators across the M- Him turn to new'or higher taiei Page 31. Skirls latest thing In London men's fashions Page IS. in which law and overlap Is eontmmltl Page 37. Job prospects (or Ike coDjft graduate numerow ud reward- ing 1 New Hampshire rwMemti car- rying credit carts 7. PenmiJ Jet drlh he yacht
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