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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 28, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle The man who laughi at the bott' jokes does not necessarily have a sense of humor, but he certainly has a sense of direction. Nashua 1969 Tht Ttltfroph'i 100th Yeor As A Daily Ntwspaptr... Weather Feiir, Mild Tonight Cloudy, Mild Saturday i FULL RBPORT ON PAGI TWO VOL. 101 NO. 24 Established M Weekly October Incorporated as Daily Much 1, MM NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, FRIDAY, MARCH Second Cliss Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 18 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Former President Eisenhower Is Dead At 78 Parochial School Study Gets Okay By Adolphe V. CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Walter Peterson signed into law a bill set- ting up a commission to study the problems of fi- nancially ailing New Hamp- shire parochial schools while legislative leaders planned a bipartisan bill to help the schools with in- come from horse racing. The 15-member commis- sion will look into the prob- lems of "non public" schools, but the measure clearly was designed for the Roman Catholic schools 17 of which have closed in the past four years. Preliminary Report The committee's preliminary report is due in time for possi- ble action by the current legis- lature. A complete report is due for the 1971 Legislature. The measure had the backing of both political parties. The legislature took its final major action on the bill Wednesday and it was rushed to the gov- ernor's desk Thursday. Stadium Plan Is Supported CONCORD, N.H. (AP) An administration proposal for a feasibility study of a stadium in New Hampshire to attract the Boston Patriots and Red Sox has drawn support at a legisla- tive hearing. Assistant Majority Leader Ro- bert Sterling, R-Hillsbore, told the committee Thursday that William Sullivan of the Boston Patriots had expressed his in- terest to one of the sponsors of the bill. House Speaker Mar- shall Cobleigh. Sterling said that "a great deal of revenue" could be raised from stadium and that New Hampshire should get Into the act of stadium building because "Massachusetts has been stalling so long." The stadium study is one of Gov. Walter Peterson's cam- paign pledges. The will look tt several major matters: The desirability of keeping a dual system of education. The question of whether state can give financial or oth- er assistance to approved non- public schools. The impact the closing of non-public and parochial schools will have on a particular com- munity. The number of schools that may be In danger of closing in the near future because of mon- ey problems. The ways In which the state can help communities pre- pare for and solve problems in- cidental to the closing of a school. The transfer of non-public real property to local school dis- tricts. Meanwhile, the House Rules Committee cleared for introduc- tion a measure which would create a "Non-Public Elemen- tary and Secondary Education Fund" supported with money from horse racing. The measure is sponsored by House Majority Whip George Stafford, R-Laconia; House Mi- nority Leader Robert Raiche, D-Manchester; and Rep. Mal- colm Stevenson, R-Bethlehem, vice chairman of the House Ed- ucation Committee. The financing of the direct state aid fund would be through a formula of million annual- ly after the first million had been realized by the state from horse racing; and one half of whatever comes into the horse racing fund after million. Stafford said the plan- is to ask the state Supreme Court for an advisory opinion on the con- stitutionality of the proposal as soon as the measure is officially entered in the House, Plan Approved The 1967 Legislature had ap- proved a plan to share sweep- stakes money with non-public schools, but the Supreme Court issued an opinion against it. The governor also signed two bills dealing with veterans, one giving war widows an exemp- tion of from property taxes, the other boosting the tax ex- PAROCHIAL SCHOOL Page 1 Eisenhower Dies Former President Dwight D. Eisen- hower who served two terms in the White House died today after a long period of hospitalization. He was 78. President Nixon. Plan May Speed Peace Talks By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) The Nixon administration's declared readiness to negotiate simulta- neously on military and political settlements in Vietnam may re- sult in speeding up agreement on secret peace talks in Paris. Officials familiar with the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong -approach to the negotia- tions say they place higher priority on the political future of South Vietnam than agreement on a mutual withdrawal of their own troops and those of the U.S. and its allies. While the Nixon administra- tion's emphasis recently has been on the need for negotiation of troop withdrawal, Secretary of State William P. Rogers told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday: "I think it is in the interest of everyone to work out a settle- ment of both a military nature and a political nature, and I would hope these could be dis- cussed at the same in parallel bilateral talks or in some other fashion." Rogers thus envisioned the possibility of two sets of discus- sions going on side by Between the United States and North Vietnam. These would be concerned primarily with work- ing out an agreement for reduc- tion and ultimate removal of all foreign troops from the South. the Vietcong-Nation- al Liberation Front and Saigon. These would deal with the polit- ical future of the country. Rogers made it clear, howev- er, the United States would ac- cept some different arrange- ment for secret negotiations if the Communists prefer. He carefully avoided telling the senators whether secret ne- School Board, Teachers Contract Talks Delayed By Claudette Durocher A Monday night meeting to complete ratification of a contract between the Board of Education and the Nashua Teachers Un- ion has been called off, Supt. of Schools Edmund M. Keefe said today. But it is hoped, he said, that the contract, which will increase the minimum teacher's salary from 800 to can be signed in a week to 10 days. Documents Awaited Holding up the proceedings, said, was a delay in receiving pertinent documents from the board's counsel who is based in New York. Prior to the contract signing, Keefe said, the .agreement reached between negotiating committees of the board and the union must be presented to the teachers for their approval. In the meantime, the board has released salary schedules for school personnel which will go into effect Sept. 1. Release of the schedules con- PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY Telephone 889-4542 Open II AM to 2 AM Mon. thru Sat. Sundays 3 PM to firms a report on the new sala- ries published in the Telegraph two weeks ago. Keefe's salary will jump by from to Sizable increases for other top administrative officers are also proposed. Increases Noted Assistant Superintendent Emma Nicol will have her salary raised by She now receives 300 and her new salary will be James Coughlin, business ad- ministrator, will have his salary boosted from to The state contributes to defray the salary of the superin- tendent, the assistant superinten- dent and the business administra- tor. The principal of Nashua High will receive This will be more than his present sala- ry of Patrick J. Morley currently holds the post but he has an- nounced his retirement, effective in June. Other pay boosts granted are as follows: John R. Curran, first vice prin- cipal at Nashua High, from 500 to Peter Murauckas, second vice principal, from to up BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. HELP TOU GET OUT OF DEBT BI CONSOLIDATING lOTTI! BILLS PAST DUE OS NOT. TOO OAN AVOID LEGAI, AC- TIONS DDKS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE NO MOTJKITT NO CO-SIGNERS If TOTJ OWE ,000 PAT A8 LOW AS 18 OAU 08 WF For of Mind Tomorrow 1271 Elm 8t Minchtiter 669-5161 Room 101 92 Main St. Nllhim J83.1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Homt or OKlci Spring Street Junior Principal Thomas Stylianos and Fairgrounds Junior High Principal Lawrence O'-Wara, from to up Charles Cote, Spring Street vice principal, and William Marcoux, Fairgrounds Junior High vice principal, from to -up Elementary school principals, from to Attendance Officer Paul Raby, from to The bachelor's track for teach- ers, which will begin at will have a maximum of instead of the currently in effect. Teachers on the roaster's track will find the minimum set at instead of the present 500, and the maximum increased from to In addition, two other have been added to the teacher's pay schedules. Holders of a bachelor's degree with an additional 30 credits will start at a minimum of with the maximum of Teachers with a master's de- gree plus 30 credits will be on a track with a minimum of and a maximum of The doctorate track will start at and its maximum will be Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan in a recent statement scored the sala- ry increases granted, particularly Keefe's and threatened bo ask the aldermen to freeze school funds. In' subsequent discussion with the aldermanic finance committee, however, most of the aldermen-at- large proved reluctant to take the step in view of a previous court battle over the fiscal autonomy of the school department. Dr. Norman W. Crisp Sr., presi- dent of the Board of Education, has declined to elaborate on raises granted and it is expected the subject will be pursued fur- ther at the school department budget hearing, expected to be held sometime next week. gotiations have in fact started, or are about to. He argued the administration's no-information policy must cover not only what goes on in private discussions in Paris but also whether private meetings are even being held. According to the best informa- tion available from other sources, the situation is this: U.S. and North Vietnamese ne- gotiators in Paris have been ex- ploring quietly the problem of starting secret negotiations on substantive issues of peace and have made some progress to- ward an understanding. Nixon administration officials also have been in contact with the Soviet government on this project and believe Russian in- fluence is being used to get the negotiations started. The details of what is happen- ing remain a mystery, one that is particularly puzzling because, in part, administration leaders talk so much about it. A ranking State Department official told newsmen Wednes- day that in the past private dis- cussions with the North Viet- namese negotiators had been es- sential to some of the negotia- tions. The official, who cannot be Identified under the rules of the meeting, said the enemy had stated they would break off the discussions if secrecy were vio- lated. Currently, reports that secret talks were actually under way have been cropping up for weeks, both here and in Paris. Rogers himself implied that the private negotiations which the President and he have been seeking have not yet begun. He told the Senate committee that "It is our fervent hope that the other side will soon put polem- ics aside and begin in good faith to negotiate an end to this tragic war." Commander In World War II Succumbs In Long Struggle WASHINGTON Dwight D. Eisenhower, commander in World War n of the mightiest armed force ever assembled and former president of the United States, died today. The announcement of the gen- eral's death was made in a som- ber voice by Brig. Gen. Freder- ic Hughes Jr., commanding gen- erla of Walter Reed Army Hos- pital who said that Eisenhower had "died quietly at p.m. EST after a long and heroic and that he had died peacefully. The 78-year-old five-star gen- eral, known as "Ike" through- out the world, was hit by congestive heart failure March 15 and again last Monday while recuperating from an intestinal operation and pneumonia com- plications. With the rugged constitution of a Kansas farm boy, he al- ready had battled back from seven heart attacks before un- dergoing surgery for an intesti- nal obstruction Feb. 23. Four days after undergoing the high-rank surgery, he con- tracted pneumonia. Doctors suc- cessfully combatted the pneu- monia with antibiotics. But throughout the February trouble, it was Eisenhower's heart which caused doctors their prime concern. Doctors made no mention of the congestive heart failure March 15 until after Eisenhow- er's wife, Mamie, said at a par- ty the general had endured a "particularly bad" day. Reporters questioned the hos- pital and were told of the latest onset of heart trouble. Eisenhower had been hospital- ized since last April 29, when a heart attack felled him in Cali- fornia after a round of golf. He was transferred to Walter Reed and there suffered three more, his seventh coming on Aug. 1. Since then he had gained vig- or, walked short distances, re- ceived President Nixon and for- mer President Lyndon B. John- son, and grinned his famed and folksy grin from a hospital win- dow when an Army band, ob- serving "Salute to Eisenhower serenaded him on his birthday, Oct. 14. The grin was undimmed from 1944, when it heartened Allied troops mobilized for the awe- some thrust through Normandy to the heart of Nazi Germany; from 1948, when he became president of Columbia Universi- ty; from 1960, when he assumed supreme command of NATO forces and from 1952, when both Democrats and Republi- cans sought him as their nomi- nee for president. As a Republican, he swept Into office and four years later won re-election in what was then the greatest landslide in history. That made him the only GOP president of this century to win successive White House terms. Despite this stunning political victory, Eisenhower disdained always partisan politics and pri- vately made no secret of a dis- like for politicians. "I think in the general derog- atory sense you can say, of course, that I do not like poli- he told a 1955 news conference. And despite his rise to su- preme allied commander in Eu- rope-during World War II, he was no fonder of what he called "this damnable thing of war." While in the Army, Eisenhow- er said he wanted only to set) "people in my profession per- manently out of a job." i He left office after his second term.proudest that he kept the peace, but warning against the grpwing influence of a "militar- y-industrial complex." "Mrs. Eisenhower and mem- bers of the immediate family" were nearby at the time of death, Hughes continued. Greenville Youth Killed In Vietnam GREENVILLE Sergeant Richard W. PelleHer, 19, son oJ Police Chief and Mrs. Robert Pel- letier, Mill Street, Greenville, was killed in Vietnam, according to information received by bis par- ents early this morning. Details of the death were not readily available. Pelletier was stationed with the 173rd Airborne Biragde, Company N, 75th Infan- try near An Khe, Vietnam. His parents were advised of the youth's death by a representative from Grenier Field, Manchester at this morning. Born in Peterborough on Dec. 16, 1949, he was a graduate ol Appleton Academy in New Ips- wich, and he attended New Hamp- shire College of Accounting and Commerce in Manchester. He joined the Army in March, and completed his basic train- ins at Fort Dix, N.J. Pelletier attended NCO School at Fort Ben- ning, Ga., before going to Viet- nam March 3 of this year. Besides his parents, he is sur- SGT. RICHARD W. PELLETIEB vived by a brother, Robert, 22; a paternal grandfather; a mater- nal grandmother and a maternal great-grandmother. A full obitu- ary will be printed pending fur- ther information from the ment. The Nelson Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of ar- rangements. Russian Space Shot Fails By PETER GROSE New York Timu NIWI Strviet WASHINGTON An un- manned Soviet spacecraft bound for Mars is believed to have failed shortly after blastoff yes- terday at the Central Asian Space Launching Station. This would mark a further set- back for the Soviet program of interplanetary exploration which, despite its high priority in Soviet space planning, has been plagued with difficulties since the first attempts to reach Mars in 1960. Soviet authorities have not an- nounced the latest abortive Mars attempt, but fragmentary Information available to West- ern monitors suggests that the trouble arose through ignition failure of the second or third stage of the spacecraft. First reports suggested some possibility of an explosion on or close to the launching pad at the Baikonor Space Station. This was not confirmed by later in- formation which pointed more to failure after the launch, caus- ing the spaceceft to tumble back to earth. Analysts said the launch fail- ure would have only a negligi- ble effect on the Russians man- ned space program, since an en- tirely different type of space- craft was apparently involved. Zond Series Recent Soviet attempts to reach Mars have been carried out by spacecraft of the Zond Series. After a total of six known failures during I960, 1962 and 1964, the Russians achieved a partial success in 1965 when the Zond 2 spacecraft passed within 1000 miles of Mars; a failure in the solar cells that powered the spacecraft's sens- ing equipment, however, meant that the craft was out of com- munication for most of its jour- ney through space. The earlier failures are be- lieved to have been a result of difficulties in the upper stages Path Cleared for Lock Street Dike By JOHN HARRIGAN The possibility of floods in the Nashua area grew lesser today with the news that temperatures would average below normal for the next five days. Despite the optimistic outlook, City Engineer James Hogan said today that work on proposed flood dikes started this morning. Although immediate danger of flooding at this time seems to have passed, Hogan is pressing on with proposed dikes to be ready for any problems. He reported success in negoti- ations with owners whose land will be affected by dike building. Construction of levees was WALLPAPER SALE Save up to 50% on new 1909 patterns Nashua Wallpaper Co. 121 W. Pearl St. 882-9411 Open Thurs. nights 'til started this morning, he said. Hogan said that two homeown- ers had requested a written legal document before allowing dike construction on their land, but that the time element would not allow a wait while legal papers were drawn up. "We could get an agreement from these people, as is their right, but we simply don't have the Hogan said. Cold Today The forecast calls for fab- and not so cold today, and cloudy ind mild tomorrow. Rivers in the area reflected the lack of any precipitation and Get out of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBbK lessening amounts of melting snow. The Merrimack showed a rise of one inch during the last 24 hours. Yesterday's readings stood at 10 feet, five inches, while today's read at 10 feet, six inches. A Public Works Department ipokesman reported, however, that the Merrimack has actually dropped an inch today. He said that since readings are taken in the morning, a higher reading of 10 feet, seven inches had not been recorded officially yester- day afternoon. Hogan said that the Nashua River had "apparently" crested yesterday. The stream showed a drop in readings taken behind Nashua Corporation of four Inches. Hogan's careful statement was understandable. A sudden warm or in average rainfall could send the river back up to flood stage very quickly. Construction Underway He reported that construction had started this morning on the dike south of Lock Street. He said it might take almost two weeks for completion. Hogan stressed the fact that companies whose land was involved had been cooperative in the easement discussions. "The Penniehuck Water Works, Public Service Com- pany of New Hampshire and the General Products Laboratory have been most he said. The Robert P. Levesque Con- struction Company is handling the dike job. Hogan said that as a result of the city's failure to reach a quick agreement with homeowners, the proposed dike will provide about four feet less protection in water depth should a flooding situation arise. of the rockets. In 1962, five sep- arate attempts to reach Man and Venus were aborted from failures in the third or fourth stages, leaving the instrument- packed payloads in earth orbits. These difficulties seem to have been solved in the smaller spacecraft that the Russians haveb een using in their exploration of Venus. Two Venus-bound craft are now midway in so-far success- ful flights aimed at achieving soft landings on Venus on Majr 16 and 17. They wers launches five days apart in early Janir- ary. The Russians have already achieved one soft landing on Venus, on Oct. 18, 1967. Western analysts are awaiting word of a major new Soviet step in rocket technology, the launch- ing of a giant booster rocket that United States officials be- lieve will be far larger than the American Saturn 5. The first of this new series of rockets is known to have been ready for launching for several weeks. Contrary to the immediate conclusion on hearing of the re- ported launching failure, infor- mation now available to scienti- fic analysts indicates that this giant new rocket was not in- volved in the Mars attempt. Ironically, the United States has had more success in the exploration of Mars than the Russians, though such interplan- etary attempts have had lower priority in the American space program than the manned flights. The first U.S. attempt to ap- proach Mars was a the flight of Mariner 4 in 1965. This spacecraft passed within miles of the planet, trans- mitting 21 photographs back to Earth. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 81 Obituaries i FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. Itrvlnr Ntihus Iflf tOWlll. 465-2267 Income Taxes PREPARED FEDERAL AND STATE by appointment or In your TEL 883-3912 Vdhct tf Classifieds 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Comics 14 Crossword 6 Editorial 4 Financial S Hal Boyle 9 Lawrence 4 Nashua cfiiauii T Reston S Sports 11, It Suburban News 10, 11 Taylor 4 Television U Theaters U Dr. Thosteson 1 Weather I
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