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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 27, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle One reason they put men's on money is that women are aatis- fied just to get their hands on it Nashua tfteleqraph 1969 Tht Tttegraph's 100th As A Doily Ntwipaptr... E Weather Fair, Cold Tonight Somewhat Warmer Friday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 28 EitaMUhed M a Weekly October UH Incorporated u Dtlly March I, UN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THURSDAY, MARCH Stand CltM PaM At Nashua, N. H. 22 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Handling a Heavy Load This Nashua River dam, located downstream from the Main Street Bridge, is handling an extra- heavy load of water this week. The level of the river rose three more inches this morning and last (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) night. Cold Nights Ease Flood Fears By JOHN HARRIGAN The prospect of cold nights and continued dry weather at least through Monday eased flood fears In the Nashua area today, although the potential for serious flooding was ex- pected to remain high for another two weeks. River Levels Noted Although most rivers and streams in the southern New England area were reported re- ceding, both of Nashua's major waterways were still on the rise today. The Merrimack River rose a total of one foot, nine inches since yesterday afternoon. Readings taken at the Taylors Falls Bridge yesterday showed a total of eight feet, two inches, while this ing's readings stood at 10 feet, five inches. Also on the rise was the Nash- ua River, showing a gain in depth of three inches. Readings taken yesterday afternoon be- hind the Sanders Associates, Inc., building shows 44 feet, four inch- Report on Ike Is Pessimistic es, while todays tally was 44 feet, seven inches. The U.S. Weather Bureau's Riv- er Forecast Center in Hartford, Conn., said streams in New Hampshire were not expected to reach flood stage, although there might be some minor flooding. Efforts to reach an agreement to construct dikes South of Lock Street were continuing today, ac- cording to City Engineer James Hogan. Lengthy discussions on this proposal to prevent flooding in the low-lying areas of this area dominated a meeting of Avon Drive, Atherton Avenue and Lock Street residents last night at Civil Defense headquarters on Arlington Street. City Engineer James Hogan and CD Director George Papa- dopoulos conducted the meeting. By TOM SEPPY WASHINGTON (AP) For- mer President Dwight D. Eisen- hower's condition is deteriorat- ing and he is not responding to treatment for the severe heart congestion that is threatening 'his life, his doctors say. In their most pessimistic re- port yet, doctors at Walter Reed General Hospital said Wednes- day night the failure of the 78- year-old general to respond to vigorous therapeutic treatment "is considered an unfavorable prognostic sign." Eisenhower the doctors said, remains in critical condition and there had been i resump- tion of the deterioration of his heart'! ability to function prop, erly. Tuesday, the doctors had re- ported success in arresting the deterioration which was hinder- Ing the ability of Eisenhower's heart to pump and adequately empty its chambers. This was the condition that BILLS ABE A PAIN LET i. B. 0. HELP TOD GET ODT OP DEBT BT CONSOLIDATING YOUR BILLS PAST DUE OR NOT. TOO CAN AVOID LEGAL At> TIONS DUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS NOT A LOAN HO BEOrjEITT NO CO-SIGNERS EC TOT! 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Although Eisenhower's doc- tors continued to refer to his "inherent stamina" and his "as- tounding will to they did tell newsmen the general could not survive without the treatment being used. They would not elaborate. Previously, they, had listed the following as the treatment being used: continuous oxygen, drugs to strengthen the heart and drugs designed to combat the accumulation of fluids in body tissues. Eisenhower's heart has been weakened by four heart attacks in the last 11 months. These at- tacks have led to the weakening of the heart muscles, which has resulted In the impaired pump- ing ability and congestion. His recuperative powers also were impaired by intestinal sur- gery and pneumonia. Hurt in Vietnam Mr. and Mrs. 01 i ver Stevens of 13 Main Street, have received word that their son, Lance Corporal Peter M. Stevens, USMC, was wounded in Vietnam action March 13. He re- ceived gunshot wounds in his right foot. He has been removed to the U.S. Army 249th Gen- eral Hospital in Japan for medical treatment. He is the husband of the former Judith Chestnut of Man- chester, and the couple have a five-month old daughter, Melissa. FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. tervlni NMhua and unround- Income Taxes PREPARED FEDERAL AND STATE by appointment or In your home TEL 883-3912 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 BOYS' STORE MILLER'S SEARS ROEBUCK 20th CENTURY High St. Mkt. WINGATE'S DRUG STORE They answered questions and offered advice on how to cope with a possible flood situation. Hogan revealed that a con- tract had been signed with the Hudson Sand and Gravel Co. and that the Army Corps of En- gineers had approved the plan to build dikes. Final approval rests with the property owners, Hogan pointed out. He said that negotiations with property owners would continue and indicated he was confident an agreement could be reached. A major topic of discussion was whether or not the dikes would be temporary or perma- nent. Property owners in at- tendance favored the temporary, dike plan. Today's weather forecast called for cloudy and cold weather today and warmer temperatures tomorrow. A De- partment of Public Works offi- cial said last night's cold tem- peratures had helped the flood situation, adding that he expects the Merrimack "to crest some- time today and start falling to- morrow." Elsewhere In New England, many rivers were expected to reach a crest without reaching flood stage. In Dedham and Needham, Mass., the Charles River was expected to crest 18 Inches above flood stage by Saturday, however. The Connecticut River was expected to crest at Hart- ford today at about four feet be- low flood level. Viet Cong Terms U.S., Vietnamese Efforts Trick' SAIGON (AP) The Viet Cong's National Liberation Front today called American and South Vietnamese efforts to get secret peace talks going a "treacherous trick." An NLF communique, broad- cast by the Viet Cong, said talk of such contacts was mislead- ing. Although It did not reject out- right President Nguyen Van Thieu's proposal earlier this week for talks between the NLF and his government, the.com- munique was acid in tone and .gave no Indication of prospec- tive progress in Paris. TONIGHT 7N THE TELEGRAPH Abby Classifieds 12 18, 19, 20, 21 Comics Crossword 18 Editorial 4 Financial 8 Hal Boyle 7 Lawrence 4 Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries 1 Pearson 4 Sports U. 17 Suburban News 14, U Television 17 Theaters 17 Dr. Thosteson 9 Million City School Building Plan Weighed tf CLAUDETTE DUROCHER The Board of Education will begin to formulate a building program at a special meeting next Wednesday night with the Immediate priorities being a new high school and two elementary schools. Estimated costs of build- Ing and equipping the three schools total million. Needs Reviewed Members at the joint school building committee reviewed school construction needs at a meeting last night In City Hall. Subject of the discussion was a recently completed report on overall building needs presented by Nicklaus J. Engelhardt, edu- cational consultant of New York. It was noted that before the board can launch a school build- ing program several basic deci- sions must be made by the Board of Education. One is whether the board will abide by Engelhardt's recom- mendation that the city build one large high school with an imme- diate enrollment potential of students. Another Decision Another basic decision is where the proposed high school would built. The Yudicki land on the Main Dunstable Road is the site proposed by Englehardt but some school board members are con- cerned about the transportation costs involved in centralizing high school facilities there. Englehardt said it would provi mare expensive to build u sec- ond high school rather than one larger one. The construction of a second high school, he said, would re- quire the construction of a jun- ior high school. With the con- struction of a high school, the present high school building would be transformed into a junior high or middle school building. "The fact is, you have to pro- vide additional seats in your school system between now and Englehardt remarked. He warned the board about try- ing to attempt a stop gap con- struction program because it would end up by being more ex- pensive in the long run. The consultant and Aldermanlc President Maurice L. Arel Hudson Firm Gets Grant for Training Project HUDSON-Senator Morris Cot- ton (R-NH) has announced ap- proval of an on the job training course to train ten precision lens grinders for 26 weeks at Hudson Precision Optical Co. in Hudson. Approval came from the Man- power Administration Depart- ment of Labor and is al- located for the contract. sparred length on per square toot building costs. Englehardt had said school construction costs in New Hamp- shire range from to per iquare foot. Arel, using several local build- ings as examples, said the city must attempt to reduce the per square foot costs If it is to cope with- the school building program at hand. Arel had quoted a per square foot building cost of obtained in local college construction. He conceded that perhaps the cost would be too low for construction of the type the Board of Education will take. "But if we can fall somewhere In between the and fig- ure, we will be that much Arel said. Caution By Engelhardt Engelhardt agreed but cautioned the committee against building schools which would be inadequate in terms of space and facilities for teaching. He said this situation presently existed in the elementary school system and was a factor in the high retardation rate the school system was experiencing. In grades 1 to 6, Engelhardt said, there are pupils who have repeated a grade, with one school having a 44 per cent re- tardation fate. This, he said, was one of the worst retardation rates he had ever encountered, Ap- palachia included. One of the gravest shortages, he said, was the lack of adequate school libraries. He added that a library, equipped with both reading materials and audio-vi- sual aids, was essential to the success of "inquire and discover" type of learning. Development of reading skills In the elementary grades, he said, required specialists equipped with proper tools and facilities. Year Needed About a year would be needed for planning ot the high school, be said, with two years for con- stniction. Considerable discussion cen- tered on the need to petition the legislature to allow Nashua to raise the bonded indebtedness for school construction from seven Blaze Damages Derry Building DERRY Fire damaged the Oliver block on West Broadway in Derry early last night. Ten- ants were evacuated from the upstairs apartment by Derry fire fighters while East Derry and Londonderry firemen stood by at the Derry Fire Station. Engines One and Two, and Ladder One responded to the alarm. There was smoke and fire damage to the upstairs apartment and Oliver's Phar- macy on thelxrttom floor suf- fered water damage. Firefighters remained at the scene all night. The cause of the fire is under investigation. per cent to 10 per cent of its equalized valuation. At present, the city can borrow about million for sthool construction be- fore hitting its indebtedness ceil- ing. Conducting the meeting was Dr. Norman W. Crisp Sr. Many of aldefmanic memben of the committee were absent be- cause of conflicting committee meetings and it was pointed out future joint school building com- mittee meetings should be sched- uled through city clerk's office to eliminate similar conflicts. Conrad Bellavance, City Official Dies Conrad H. Bellavance, 62, vice chairman of the Board of Public Works, died suddenly last night, shortly after collapsing at the semi-monthly meeting of the BPW, held on the third floor of City Hall. He was conducting the session, In the absence of Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan, who was confined to his home by illness. Also absent was Commissioner Albert L. La- voie. Present were Public Works Commissioners Kenneth Hartr and Laurier Soucy, Public Works Di- rector Travis L. Petty, and Nor- man LePage, a DPW accountant According to Hartz, the board had just completed a discussion with several employes, and was proceeding to other Items on the agenda when Bellavance silently slumped in his chair. Commissioners attempted to render aid. Petty telephoned po- lice, who responded immediately with oxygen equipment and a stretcher! The group was unaware that two physicians, Dr. Norman W. Crisp, Sr., and Dr. N. John Fon- tana, were on the second floor of City Hall, attending a joint school building committee meet- ing as Board of Education mem- bers. Bellavance died shortly after being rushed to Memorial Hos- pital by police ambulance. Sullivan Statement Sullivan today canceled Hie budget hearing on the Depart- ment of Public Works and the Park-Recreation budget, sched- uled for tomorrow night. He also issued the following state- ment: "Connie Bellavance was unde- niably a dedicated public serv- ant, a proud family man, and a hard worker who did not spare himself. He took his responsibfll- ties as public works commission- er seriously, and died as he lived, jn the service of his fel- low man." "He will be missed, as he was reliable man who could be counted upon in times of crisis. Typical of his concern for his community's welfare was the sacrifice of a week's vacation he made during last summer's Lincoln Park dilemma, in an attempt to cooperatively work out a solution to the problem with all parties affected. Nashua has been favored by .his pres- ence In local government." A native and lifelong resident CONRAD H. BELLAVANCB of Nashua, Bellavance wai born, May 0, 1908, son of the At fred and Leda (Michaud) vance. He has been employed u a cutter at the J.F. McElwate Co. for the past U years, and was a communicant of Want Jesus Church. He was a former member el me board of aldermen, where he served two years as alderman ol ward seven, and 1! years as an alderman-at-large. He was also president d the board for four years. Democratic Chairman Chairman of the Demoeratlt City Committee for several he was a member and past ex- alted ruler of the Elks; a mem- ber and past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus; and also belonged to the St. Jem Baptiste Society of America and L'Amicale. 'A resident of 31 Momingside Drive, he is survived by fiil wife, Mrs. Rose Bella- Vance; three sons, Donald of Merrimack, Paul and David of Nashua; eight Mrs. Paul (Patricia) Salamy of Pe- terborough, Jeanne Bellavance of Lawrence, Mass., Mrs. Rich- ard (Jeannette) Baker, Mrs. Harold (Estelle) Duncan, Donna May Bellavance, Mrs. Maurice (Shirley) Gaudette, Mrs. Albert (Susanne) Thibault, Jr., Mrs. Kenneth (Sandra) Lozeau, all of Nashua; 28 grandchildren; step brother, Andrew Laflammt of Nashua; one step sister, Mrs. Eben Greenlaw of Na- shua; also several nieces, neph- ews and cousins. The Anctil Funeral Home -h hi charge of N.H. House Resolves Snowmobile Issue Weather Wicker CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Aft- er two hours of debate the House passed a rewritten ver- sion of a bill dealing with the registration and operation of snowmobiles. The controversial legislation had gained the approval of the Judiciary Committee. The amendments suggested by that committee eliminate revenue for the Fish and Game Dpartment from snowmobile registration fees. The original measure put the fee at with going to Fish and Game and the rest to the Motor Vehicle agency. The version amended Wednes- day gives the full to the gen- eral fund. Thai measure now faces a test In the Senate. Other Action In other House action: A Senate-enacted bill that creates a Governor's Commis- sion on Crime and Delinquency was passed. The bill sets up four Jobs to carry out the program. The measure was sent to the House Appropriations Committee for study of the price tag. The House also passed a bill that would require county attorneys to be members of the New Hampshire Bar, or in ef- fect, to be lawyers. A situation arose last year in Stratford County when a Uni- versity of New Hampshire stu- dent, Daniel Labelle of Dover, won the Democratic nomination for county attorney. He was not a lawyer. The House Transportation Committee is urging that a measure designed to allow Man- chester to take over the finan- cially ailing bus firm be killed. The committee is against the measure because although it is aimed at helping Manchester it would, If enacted, allow any community to go into the mass transportation business. The Manchester delegation is going to attempt to get the measure through, however. Chairman Marcel A. Vachon and the sponsors of the bill, Mi- nority Leader Robert Raiche and Judiciary Committee Chair- man Kimon Zachos, will pro- pose an amendment to the Transportation Committee. The amendment will seek to Insure that legislation be re- stricted to Manchester and that it would have to be approved In a city referendum. The maority of the delegation met Wednesday and backed the efforts of their leaders. For the past several months, the city has been faced with threats of strikes by the drivers and mechanics of the bus conv- pany. They demand wage in- creases. But the Manchester Transit Co. says it can't meet the de- mands Rochester Mayor John Shaw has questioned the legali- ty of the recent vote of the Strafford County legislative del- egation to appropriate for the county's guidance clinic. Shaw said that although he feels it is a worthy cause, the clinic is a private corporation and he thinks the delegation is setting a precedent by the ac- tion. Senate Acts OB Bills In the Senate: A move to repeal the pro- visions requiring payment of head and poll taxes by appli- cants for hunting and fishing li- censes In New Hampshire wli killed by the Senate. The upper chamber accepted the unfavor- able report of its Ways tad Means Committee. In hearings: Senate Finance Com- mittee has approved a resolu-. tion calling for an appropriation to rent, maintain and repair the old Concord Post Office as State House annex. After testimony from Sen. William Gove, R-Concord, the city's mayor, the committee re- ported the bill out with in amendment. Committee Chairman- fieorge Oilman, R-Farmington said the committee determined the 500 appropriation could be tak- en from a appropriation made by the 1967 Legislature for the purchase of the gothic structure. The committee also heard testimony on a measure to pay a New York State man for his part in a test case in- volving the sale of sweepstakes tickets outside New Hampshire. N.H. HOUSE I Dionne Bros., Furniture, Inc. and Dionhe's Bright Spot WILL BE CLOSED Friday, March 28 Until 1 PM Out of Respect To Our Late Brother ROMEO DIONNE Get out of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBER FDIC WALLPAPER SALE- Save up to 50% on new MM Nashua Wallpaper Co, 19 W. Peirl St. Open Thun. rifhU 'tU t   

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