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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 1, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle The behavior of gome children suggests that their parents em- barked on the sea of matrimony without a paddle. Nashua Sfeleqraph INf The Ttltflraph's 100th Ytor As A Doily Ntwspaptr... C J Weather Cloudy, Cold Tonight Cloudy, Mild Wednesdoy FULL REPORT ON PAGI TWO VOL. 101 NO. 27 Established ut Weekly October Incorporated ai Dally Hirch 1, 1SW NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 1969 Second Clan Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 20 PAGES Price TEN CENTS 168 Trapped In Coal Mine MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) Officials reported 168 miners are believed trapped today in a coal mine ripped by a tremendous methane gas explosion in Coahuila State. Six Bodies Found The blast tore through the mine Monday afternoon. As of this morning six bodies had been brought out, said officials of the company, Altos Homos de Mexico. They added that one of the bodies was that of a rescue worker who was overcome by gas. Gas still lingered in pockets of the two mine shafts where, ac- cording to work list data sup- plied by the company, the 168 men remained trapped. The lists showed 43 miners trapped in the No. 3 shaft, where the explosion occurred. Officials said it was probably caused by a short circuit. Another 125 were trapped in the nearby No. 2 shaft, officials said. AH were believed to be at a depth of about feet. Troops were rushed out to control victims' families who rioted at the tunnel extrances. The crowds calmed down later. The mine is at Barroteran, with a population of 8.000 peo- ple, about 75 miles southwest of the Texas border town of Eagle Pass. "It wag a tremendous explo- sion, blowing parts of the mirw entrance into the said Dr. Emilio Lopez of the Barroteran hospital, who witnessed blast. 'We have no injured. They were either all killed at the entrance or trapped below. The lucky ones had left. "They were able to take out (lie bodies of some of the dead miners because they were on their way up and near the exit." The mining company is one of Mexico's biggest coal produc- ers. Earlier Rolando Villareal, the company's public relations offi- cer, had reported that officials believed 305 miners were trapped. This figure later was reduced by company officials who made further checks. Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower stands with her son John as the casket bearing the body of her husband, Dwight D. Eisen- hower, is carried to a hearse for the trip Enroute to Kansas to Union Station and then by train to Abilene, Kans., for the Wednesday burial. (AP Wirephoto) Saddened Abilene Awaits Ike Mother Nature Weather Prank Is No Joke...! Mother Nature played an April Fool's Day prank on everyone, during today's early hours, as she dropped the temperature way down to a crocus-killing eight degrees. Although spring made its of- ficial arrival 12 days ago, area residents have had but a glimpse of balmy weather, as temperatures for the most part have averaged in the 40s during the day and the 20s at night. Springlike highs of 55 occurred only on March 23, 24 and 29. However Mother Nature is planning to make amends tomor- row with a small natural spec- tacle. A penumbral (partial) eclipse of the moon will occur at p.m. This will afford Nashuans a daytime view of a full pink moon. By DON REEDER ABILENE, Kan. (AP) Fel- low soldiers, friends and neigh- bors of Dwight D. Eisenhower completed their sad prepara- tions today for his burial in his old home town. As the funeral train rolled westward from Washington, Ab- ilene made ready to accord the nation's 34th president both pub- lic and private memorial serv- ices Wednesday. Up to persons were ex- pected to jam their way into this northern Kansas communi- ty of which once served as the terminus of the old Chis- holm cattle trail. The weather forecast was partly cloudy skies and temper- atures in the 60s. The train was expected to ar- rive at the Union Pacific depot late tonight or early Wednesday after a journey bear- ing the body of Eisenhower, members of his family and a few friends. It will remain parked the rest of the'night near the freight sta- tion, across the street from the Plaza Theater where Eisenhow- er held his first news conference Be Ready for the Worst --Today Is April First BY MAXWELL COOK If your cup of coffee was ruined this morning because some joker put salt in the sugar bowl; if you "bit" when some- one warned your shoes were un- tied; or if you waited a half an hour to get at the washroom mirror only to find there was no smudge on your face after all take it in stride! It's April Fool's Day. April 1 has always been the day on which a lie could be told, with the teller being exempt from any onus for his falsehood if he followed the amazed and shocked looks of his hearers by a hearty "April Fool- Schoolboys would always sin- gle out a victim and inform him that his shoe was untied or his shirt was out or his face was smudged. The subject's imme- diate concern and the teaser's "April Fool" was the source of instant merriment among all viewers. Lost Wallet Bit A favorite trick years ago was to procure a discarded wallet, tie to it a length of hard-to-see fishline and deposit it on a side- walk. The trickster would hide behind a fence or shrub and when a patsy came along and bent over he would give' the string a stout yank. Another prevalent stunt was to place a hefty boulder under an old hat. As no one, even adults, can re- sist kicking an old hat found PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New Englam 147 W. P.EARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY 77 Telephone 889-4542 Open II AM to 2 AM Man. thru Sat. Sundays 3 PM to Midnit. lying in the street, the resultant toe-stubbing was a sight joyous to behold. In the case of this latter gimmick, a vantage place which gives the joker a good lead is recommended because" when the victim stops hopping around, he will inevitably chase anyone he sees. Youngsters find that mothers are fair game for April Fool pranks. First, they are ready to believe anything that is told them, especially if it Is bad torn clothing, a fail- ing mark in school, a broken vase or a dent in the car; and second, they must abide by the rules and not chastise the of- fending child if "April Fool" is promptly shouted following the look of consternation. The smart aleck kid is advised not to stand within striking distance of the parent lest an instant reaction fetch him a buffet across the noggin. The origin of the April 1 fool- ishness is not clear and refer- ence books frankly admit that history does not record any precedence for the nonsense which is likely to accompany the day. It is defined as AH Fools' Day on the calendar, a designation Which might come from a reversal of All Saints Day which is observed Nov. 1. The fact that today exceeds the November day in popularity can easily be explained by not- ing that the fools far outnumber the saints. Probably the fact that people are so easily are therefore fools has kept the day on the backroads of memory. as a presidential candidate in 1852. An honor guard composed of men from all the armed serv- ices will watch over the steel Army casket during the night. President Nixon and his party plan to arrive at 8 a.m. Wednes- day at the airport in nearby Sa- lina and come by helicopter to the waiting train about 45 min- utes later. Shortly after 10 a.m. the 5th Army band will strike up the hymn "God of Our Fathers" as the coffin is transferred to a hearse. Then will begin a slow proces- sion as some 450 military per- sonnel on foot and official guests in limousines travel 12 blocks through the Abilene busi- ness district to Eisenhower Cen- ter at the southeast edge of town. It will take about 45 minutes to cover the route, which will be flanked with rifle-bearing members of the armed services forming an honor cordon. Dur- ing the procession a bell in the chapel at Eisenhower Center will toll every five seconds. As the band plays Martin Luther's "A Mighty Fortress is Our the general's casket will be removed from the hearse and placed on the front porch of the two story Eisenhower Li- brary for a public memorial service expected to last about 25 minutes. The library is across the street from the white frame house where Eisenhower grew up and the Lincoln grade school which he attended. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Robert H. MacAs- kill of the First Presbyterian Church of Gettysburg, Pa., and the Rev. Dean Miller of Palm Desert, Calif., Community Church. Then the casket will be car- ried along the broad sidewalk to the tiny chapel about 100 yards west of the library to the tune of "Army Blue" Kindly Light." The coffin.will be placed on a temporary wooden platform built over a sunken crypt some 15 feet inside the chapel door. The body will lie next to that of the Eisenhowers' first-born son, Doud Dwight Eisenhower, who died of scarlet fever at the age of three in 1821. Eisenhower's burial uniform of officer pink trousers and the short jacket he made famous bears only three of his many Army Distin- guished Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit.. There is room inside the chap- el for only about 80 invited per- sons. No news coverage of the 15-minute final rites there will be permitted. A loudspeaker will carry words of the clergy- to be those outside. Just before the benediction, a battery of cannon placed east of the library will fire a 21 gun sa- lute. Following the benediction, a rifle squad will fire the tradi- tional three volleys and a bugler will play "Taps." Then "West Point, Alma Ma- ter" will be played and as the last notes fade away, Lt. Gen. mander will present the flag from the casket to Mrs. Eisenhower with the simple words uttered at all military funerals: "This flag is presented to srou on behalf of a grateful nation as a token of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one." The strains of "America the Beautiful" and "The Old Rugged Cross" will sound as the family and guests leave the chapel. And Dwight David Eisenhow- to Abilene as a boy who dreamed of being a locomo- tive engineer but instead be- came commander of the great- est military force ever assem- bled and president of the United be home for his fi- nal rest. Parochial School Aid Questioned CONCORD, (AP) The House of Representatives today asked the state Supreme Court whether it is constitutional to help parochial schools with money raised from 'horse rac- ing. The court was asked to give an opinion on the constitution- ality of a legislative proposal to eive all non-public schools in New Hampshire at least million annually from the state's racing fund once the fund has realized million a year. The measure also would give half the money from the fund after it reaches million. The bill is sponsored by House Majority Whip George Stafford, E-Laeonia, House Minority Leader Robert Raiche, D-Man- Chester, and Rep. Malcolm Stev- enson, R-Bethlehem, vice chair- man of the House Education Committee. Beaulieu Enters Mayor Race BILLS ARE A PAIN MT A. B. 0. HELP YOU GET OUT OF DEBT BY CONSOLIDATING TOTTR BILLS PAST DDE OB NOT. IOTJ CAN AVOID LKOAI. TIONS DTINS LETTERS CALLSTHREATENING PHONE NOT A LOAN NO SECTJBITT NO COSIGNERS IF IOTJ OWE PAT AS LOW AS US WEEKLT 12.000 125 WEEKLY IS.000 hi WEEKLY CALL OB WRITE TODAT for Pnc< of Hind Tomorrow 1271 ___Jftncheiter 669-5161 room 108 92 Main St. Nuhna 883.1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Home or Olfict Appointment) Arranged Armand A. Beaulieu an- nounced his candidacy for may- or in the November election last night at a dinner-meeting in the Modern Hotel, with 50 support- ers present. In a campaign talk, he criti- cized the present administration. He said, "For the last three years, the city has been at a standstill except for the creation of new positions. We have seen no concrete results." Beaulieu, present chairman of the Hillsborough County Com- mission, said many of his friends had urged him to run for mayor. He said it was time for a change toward better lead-' ership. He expressed confidence that he could solve existing city problems. He said that if he is elected mayor, he would institute better business methods, and he would Closely watch expenditures, with concern for the taxpayers, Ready'to Debate At the close of his talk, he challenged Mayor Dennis J. Sul- livan to debate any issue, in the event the latter sought a third consecutive term. Beaulieu also answered several questions from the floor. The candidate is a former Ward 7 moderator and he served ARMAND A. BEAULIEU as ward alderman from 1958 to 1962. He is a past chairman of the Nashua Fire Commission. As an alderman, he was chair- man of the land and buildings committee, member of the traf- fic, publicity and new industries committees and the special school building committee. Beaulieu is special deputy sher- iff for Hillsborough County, di- rector of the Office of Economic Custom Framing by Experts at reasonable rates plus Green Stamps at Nashua Wallpaper Co. Itt W. Pearl St. 8S2W1 Open Thuri. nights 'til Opportunity, chairman of the county Governor's Crime Com- mission, member of the New England Hospital Association', vice president-elect of the state's County Commissioners Associa- tion, former vice chairman of the Democratic City Committee, present chairman of the Demo- cratic Ward 7 Committee, a di- rector of the Boys' Club of Na- shua, and the N.H. Federation of Social Agencies here. Born in Nashua, he attended local schools and the National Radio Institute. He has partici- pated in several seminars and classes In governmental proce- dures, with special instructions in budget preparations on local, county arid state levels. He is a property owner and proprietor of School Bus Trans- portation Service, licensed real estate broker, member of sev- eral organizations, including the Nashua Lodge of Moose and L'Amicale. The candidate is married to the former Oliva Larouche of Nashua, and is the father of two girls, Mona, and Paulette who is employed at the county Reg- iseter of Deeds office here. He is a communicant of the Infant Jesus Church. The family lives at 85 King St. Double Sessions In September For Students At NHS By Duroeher Nashua High School next September will be trans- formed from a three year high school into a four year school with classes on a dual session system. Noting that the construc- tion of a new high school was the only permanent solution to the enrollment crush on the school system, the board of education last night approved shifting the ninth grade from the junior highs to the high school and instituting double ses- sions. Other Plans Other plans call for the sixth grade at the Broad Street School to be transferred to the Spring Street Junior High School. And Supt. of Schools Edmund M. Keefe said it is possible sixth graders at the Fairgrounds Elementary School would be shifted to the Fairgrounds Jun- ior High. Thus, the two junior highs would, house grades 6, 7 and 8 instead of the present 7, 8 and 9. Keefe said today there are no plans to transfer sixth graders from any other elementary school to the junior highs. But he said the situation could change, depending on the enrollment rise at the various elementary schools next Sep- tember. Schedule Listed Dual sessions plans approved for the high school- call for grades 12 and 11 to attend class- es, from a.m. to noon and grades 10 and 9 from to 5. The plans for the Broad Street sixth graders, who now attend school at Sunset Heights, were disclosed during discussion with a group of concerned parents from the Broad Street area. Speaking for the parents, Mrs. 0. Pridham, Stoneybrook Road, said they had chosen to live in the Broad Street area and put up with higher taxes and in- conveniences of distance from the city's core so that their chil- dren could attend modern, well- equipped schools, namely the Broad Street School and the Fairgrounds Junior High. Last year, she noted, the board of education transferred the sixth grade from Broad Street to Sunset Heights with- out giving parents an opportu- nity to discuss the move. She asked that the parents be allowed to discuss plans for the 1969-70 school year. Mrs. J. Richard Dangl, 11 Shady Hill Road, asked several questions comparing the facili- ties and curriculum of the Spring Street Junior High School and those of the Fairgrounds Junior High and on school plans for next year. Keefe said in comparing the two junior high scfiools he was being asked to compare an old- er facility with a newer one. He said the library at Fair- grounds was newer, larger and had newer equipment than the Spring Street School but this did not necessarily mean the Fairgrounds library was su- perior. Similar Curriculum The schools, hes aid, had a similar curriculum with the ex- ception of an advanced algebra course at Spring Street. Fairgrounds has a gymnasium whereas Spring Street has none, he said. Ninth graders at Spring Street, he said, go the YMCA for physical education. Asked if there are any plans to move the fifth grade out of Broad Street, Keefe said there was no such plan at the present and there would be none unless the first grade enrollment growth at Broad Street pushed the fifth grade out. 1 He said there were no plans to put the Broad Street school on dual sessions. Temporary classrooms, he said, would not prove to be a solution to the crowded class- room problem. One problem with the tempo- rary classrooms, Keefe said, is that they must be tied into exist- ing core facilities at each school. Another, he said, is that crowding will be experienced in elementary schools as the city keeps expanding and this .would require the erection of more temporary classrooms. "And temporary classrooms have a habit of becoming per- he said. Transfer Preferred When there is available space In other schools, Kee.fe said, the school department prefers transferring pupils rather than adding temporary classrooms to crowded schools. Mrs. Donald Ayer also spoke an behalf of the parents. It was pointed out that the parents were especially con- DOUBLE SESSIONS Harvey Appointment Creates 2 Vacancies The appointment of Charles W. Harvey as director of physical education and athletics in the Nashua public school system, hai created coaching vacancies in football and baseball at Nashua Senior High. Harvey's appointment was ap- proved last night at an executivt session of the Board of Education. The post carries a salary of He was recommended to the post by the athletic com- mittee of the board. On relinquishing his coaching duties, Harvey today said: "It's hard for anybody to give up some- thing they've done for more than 20 years especially some- thing they love to do. For me it was coaching. However, I'm sure I'm going to like what I'm going to do." The appointment creates two vacancies which will be filled next year. CHARLES W. HARVEY Harvey has coached football here for 27 years, Coming to Nashua after successful years at Saugus and Northbridge, Mass. His.overall coaching record is 211 winsi 112 losses and 20 ties. New Move Launched to End Death Penalty Law in N. H. Get out of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBER K D I C CONCOHD, N.H. (AP) A new attempt is being made to end the death penalty in New Hampshire for all capital cases except the murder of a law-en- forcement officer or an officer of the State Prison or a county house of correction. Reps. Raimond Bowles, R- Portsmouth, and Willard Martin Shore to Direct N.H. Task Force LACONIA, N.H. (AP) Ben- jamin Shore, 47, executive vice president of the Greater La- conia-Weirs Beach Chamber of Commerce, will be named ex- ecutive director of the New Hampshire Citizens Task Force, sources said today. Former state Atty. Gen. Gor- don Tiffany of Concord decided not to become executive direc- tor of the group that is making an in-depth study of the effec- tiveness of Granite State gov- ernment. Tiffany had helped set up and coordinate the task force pro- gram from its start but de- cided, for personal reasons, not to take the job of executive di- rector. Industrialist Hoyden Sanders Jr. of Nashua is chairman of the task force. The report of the group is due by Nov. 1. A spe- cial legislative session Is ex- pected to be called early next year to deal with the recom- mendations. Jr., R-Laconla, are sponsoring the measure. Two years ago, a bill to do away with capital punishment in almost all cases passed the Senate, 15-5, but died in the House, 267-76 the worst House defeat for a death penalty abolishment bill in recent legis- lative history. One died in 1963 and another was killed 248-101 in 1965. In other legislative develop- ments: The House Ways and Means Committee was to take testimony tonight on a bill to levy a combination 3 per cent income tax and 2 per cent sales tax in New Hampshire. The state is the only one with- out one of these so-called broad- based taxes. Rep. John Cone, R-Hanover, sponsor of the measure, backed a similar bill killed by the House at the 1967 session. This year's bill Is 88-page document that revises the per- sonal property tax in addition to imposing taxes on income and retail sales. Friends of Senate President and Mrs. Stewart Lamprey were to hold a farewell recep- tion for them today in the Sen- ate chamber. Lamprey, R-Moultonboro, is resigning to become the federal co-chairman of the New Eng- land Regional Commission. The majority Republicans have nominated Sen. Arthur Tufts of Exeter to succeed Lam- FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. Itrrlni end nrrouid- Income Taxes PREPARED FEDERAL AND STATE by appointment or In your home TEL 883-3912 prey .as head of the state's up- per chamber. Lamprey, in his third two- year term, has set legislative records. Before him, the man :who was the first biennial pres- ident of the. Senate in 1879, Ja- cob Gallinger of Concord, had held the record with a pair of two-year terms. Prior to that, only two other men had served more than two terms as Senate President, and they had four one-year terms, many years ago. They were Ebenezer Smith of Meredith .as of 1797 and Moses Payson of Bath as of 1816. Sen. Elmer Bourque, D- Manchester, has proposed that the state Superior Court system be expanded to include two more justices. Currently, the state has one chief justice and seven associ- ate justices. The Senate Judiciary Com- mittee is urging passage of an amended version of a bill on the terms of New Hampshire's Hillsboro County Superior Court. Action is due on the Senate floor Wednesday on the bill that would provide for terms of the court to be held at Manchester, with terms at Nashua to be limited to hearing of motions and cases not involving a "jury, so long as suitable facilities are available then. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Scene 4 Baker 4 Obituaries 3 Biossat 5 Pearson 4 Classifieds Sports 14, 15 16, 17, 18, 19 Sulzburser 4 Comics 161 Television Crossword 6! Dr. Thosteson 19 Editorial Financial Hal. Boyle Weather Wicker   

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