Nashua Telegraph, April 8, 1969

Nashua Telegraph

April 08, 1969

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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 8, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle The trouble with the person who has "the gift of gab" is that he never wraps it up. 1969 Hit Ttbgraph's 100th Y Celeqraph Ytor As A Daily Ntwtpapcr... C J 1 Weather Clear, Cold Tonight Little Change Wednesday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 3S Established it Weekly October Incorporated Dally March NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 18 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Format For Filling City Posts i Faces First Big Test Tonight Treasurer Choice Meets Opposition Presidential Windup President Nixon gets set to throw out the first ball to open the American League baseball season in Washington. In front of Nixon's throwing arm are extra balls held in readiness for addition- al tosses. He made two extra throws, while the running New York Yankees threw the Senators, 8-4 (AP Wirephoto) By CLAUDETTE DUHOCHER In what will amount to the first test of newly adopted procedures for filling major administrative posts, the al- dermanic job study committee at tonight's aldermanic meeting will nominate Irving J. Gallant as its choice for city treasurer tax collector. Noel Is Challenger floor without any previous ]ob ad- Gallant will meet opposition as vertisement or interviews. Alderman Richard F. Joyce has announced he Intends to nomi- nate Maurice L. Noel, a former alderman-at-large. Noel was one of 26 candidates considered for the post by the River Watch Resumes By JOHN HARRIGAN A few weeks ago, every- body was hoping the rain would stop and the sun would shine. The down- pour caused the quick melt- ing of snow, and the rivers rose. Today, weather officials and area river-watchers are hoping the sun will stay hidden for a few days. Fast Melting Warm temperatures and mild nights have caused some fast melting in the northern reaches of the state, as well as the loss of snow cover in the Nashua area. The latest readings taken on the Merrimack and Nashua Riv- ers reflect a heavy runoff of melted snow. The Merrimack lapped upward on the piers at the Taylors Falls Bridge for a total rise of four feet, five inches since Friday, the last time readings were taken. At that time, the total was seven feet, four and one-half inches, while this morning the gauge showed a total of 11 feet, feet, nine and one-half inches. Also on the climb was the Nashua River, although the rise there was not as pronounced as the Merrimack. Readings taken behind the Sanders Associates, Inc., Canal Street facility indicate a rise of over 10 inches since Friday. Dike Project Two dikes, planned by City Engineer James Hogan are taking shape near Lock Street and San- terre Street. Workmen of the Robert Le- vesque Construction Company of Hudson started clearing the land for the dams about two weeks ago. One of the structures runs along the southeastern side of Lock Street near the railroad tracks, while the other lies par- allel to Santerre Street. The U.S. Weather Bureau pre- dicted that melting snow over northern New England would pro- duce rising river stages along the Connecticut and Merrimack Rivers during the week. Small streams in the northern New England area, they would come close to overflowing due to warm temperatures. Romney Pushes for Expansion Of LBJ Model Cities Program By JOHN HERBERS York Tlmn Niwi Iirvlei WASHINGTON George Rom- ney, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, proposed to- day that the Nixon Administra- tion make basic alterations in model cities, the Johnson admin- istration's plan for renewing ur- ban slums. The plan, presented to the Presi- dent at a meeting of the Council on Urban Affairs in' the White House, calls for the government to proceed witti mode] cities through the 1970 fiscal year, which Custom Upholstery 16 Kinsley Street Will Be Closed Thursday Out Of Respect To Mrs. Eleanor Dell (sola Wife of Michael J. Dell Isola, Proprietor begins July 1, substantially as scheduled by the Johnson adminis- station. In the meantime, however, steps would be taken to make the model cities concept apply to 'all urban poverty neighborhoods ra- ther than selected neighborhoods. So far, 150 communities have re- ceived planning grants to demon- strate within a portion of their low-income areas how the slums can be made livable through a concentration of federal, local and private services and facilities. Under the proposed plan, the stales also would be brought more into the planning and operation of model cities and the White House would see that departments and agencies other than HUD would allocate more oMheir re- sources to model cities. The changes, which would re- quire approval of the President and considerable changes hi the laws by Congress, would have a far-reaching effect both on model cities and the administration of domestic programs in towns and cities. As originally drafted by the Johnson Administration, model cities then called demonstra- tion cities was to be carried out in five or six cities to show the rest of the country what could be done. Congress, in passing the law in 196S, expanded its scope. Used As Tool Now, what is being proposed is that the model cities concept be expanded further and be used as a tool to improve the administra- tion and coordination of federal and local programs and private assistance in all non-rural areas that have been blighted by pover- ty. It is consistent with the recom- mendations of a Nixon task force on poverty submitted last Decem- ber before the President took of- fice. This involves both decentraliza- tion of federal services and local control. Under the model cities plan, the community working through the city government sub- mits a coordinated plan for at- tacking the social and physical ailments of the neighborhood. The plan must be approved by HUD but administered locally. job study committee which has unanimously recommeneded Gal- lant, 51. The Board of Aldermen was Introduced to Gallant at a meet- ing in the mayor's office last night. He was questioned on his pre- vious work experience, his rea- sons for seeking the treasurer's job, his attitudes towards munici- pal government, and his opinions on automating various functions of the treasurer's department. A 1938 graduate of Bentley College of Accounting and Fi- nance, Gallant served as assistant treasurer at Doehla Greeting Cards, Inc. from 1966 to 1968. After leaving Doehla's in March, 1968, Gallant was control- ler at Lilly Chemical Products, Inc., Gardner, Mass. Since Febru- ary of this year, he has been en- gaged in private consulting work. A native of Maine, he was a payroll and accounting clerk for the Oxford Paper Co., Rumford, Me. He served as an Army mas- ter sergeant with the 138th anti- aircraft artillery group in the Western Pacific during World War 0. Field Agent After the war, he served as field agent with the C. J. Maney Construction Co., Somerville, Mass., and in 1947 was hired as a cost analyst by Textron, Inc., here. Gallant, the father of four, left Textron in 1952 as assistant to the controller to join Doehla's as as- sistant controller. Absent at last night's Introduc- tory meeting were Aldennan-at- Large Francis LaFlamme, Alder- men Robert A. Dion and Edmond A. Dionhe. The job study committee was designated to interview applicants for the post and to recommend s nominee in revised procedures adopted by the Board of Alder- men in February. Under the new method adopted, the job study committee was to advertise the position in suitable publications, interview applicants and recommend a nominee along with a detailed report to support its choice. The new method in no way bars nominations from the floor, as provided by the city charter. In the past, the aldermen have proceeded to elect a new treas- urer, and other officials coming under their jurisdiction, directly from nominations made-from the TO NASHUA AREA LEGISLATORS Please support House Bill 436 providing for an improved, more modern method of conducting inspection of N. H. motor vehicles on a year-round, birth date basis. With the motor vehicle popu lotion exploding into the 1970's, we strongly believe the current semi-annual 60 day periods place too much emphasis on the cursory, casual safety check based on deadlines, pressure of numbers of vehicles to be completed, and possible faulty work. Help us do the N. H. motorist a greater, safer service by giving us more time to do a better job. This adv. sponsored by The Greater Nashua New Gar Dealers Assoc., a supporting body of the New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association The new selection system wai adopted in the wake of the bitter and controversial city clerk'i election last January. Joyce said he will nominate Noel because, "I feel he's very well qualified and there appear) to be too many unanswered ques- tions in Mr. Gallant's resume." He declined to specify what ques- tions he had about the resume. Former Alderman Noel served two terms as Ward 8 alderman and two terms as alderman-at-large. He was defeat- ed for re-election in the 1967 mu- nicipal election. A native of Nashua, he is a public tax consultant and insur- ance broker. He has also been an employe of the Internal Revenue Service. The father of four, he re- 'sides at 198 Knollwood Ave. In its report to the Board of Aldermen, the job study commit- tee noted that before making its recommendation, it .evaluated the candidates on the basis of tech- nical competence, dependability, and suitability for the position of city treasurer. Alderman-at-Large Maurice L. Bouchard is committee chairman. Members include Aldermen-at- Large John V. Chesson, Bertrand J. Bouchard, Aldermen Donald L. Ethier and Sherman D. Horton Jr. "Mr. Gallant's competence is based on his education at Bentley College of Accounting and Pi- nance, and his studies at the Uni- versity of New the committee stated in his report. "He has had many yeari ex- perience in general office work, .payroll, cost, finance, executive, and administrative functions. Know-How Cited "His proven know-how is illus- trated by the fact that he served as chief accountant and assistant TREASURER Page i Hudson Forwards Bridge Payment Hudson has forwarded a check to the mayor's office to complete its share of costs for the Taylor's Falls Bridge repairs. The check was received yester- day and Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan said it marks completion of pay- ments due by Hudson for the repairs. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 8 Obituaries I Baker 4; Pearson 4 Classifieds (Sports 12, 13 14, 15, 16, 17 Suburban Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle Lawrence Nashua Scene 41 Wicker 14 1 News 10, 11 14 Sulzberger 5 4 Television 14 6 Theaters 13 11 Dr. Thosteson 8 4 Weather 2 BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. HELP YOU SET ODT OP BEST BT CONSOLIDATING YOTJE BILLS PAST DUE OR NOT. YOU 0AM AVOID LEGAL AC. TIOHS DDKS LETTERS AJJD THREATENING PHONE CALLS. NOT A LOAN NO SEODEITT NO CO-SIGNEKS IP YOU OWE PAT AS LOW AS WEBELT J2.000 WEEKLY WEEKLY CALL OK WHITE TODAY For Peace of- Mind Tomorrow 1271 Elm St Manchester 669-5161 Room 109 92 Main St Naihui 883-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Home or Office Appointment! Arrtnged PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. PEARL .ST. Finesf in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY T.Uphon. 889-4542 Open II AM to 2 AM Men. thru Sat. Sundtyi 3 PM fa City Treasurer Nominee Meets Aldermen Irving J. Gallant the alder- manic job study committee's nominee for city treasurer-tax collector, listens-to a question on his past experience at an introductory meeting with the entire Board of Aldermen last night. Seated next to him is Alderman-at-Large Mau- rice L. Bouchard, job study committee chairman. (Telegraphoto-Durocher) Heart Patient Has Pneumonia HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) Has- kell Karp, the man who had sur- vived 65 hours with a mechani- cal heart, was reported today to have developed pneumonia. St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital reported this 26 hours after the 47-year-old Skokie, 111., resident had received a second human heart in the 19th transplant per- formed at the hospital. "Mr. Karp has developed a patch of pneumonia in the right lung and his kidney function is the hospital bulletin said. "He remains responsive but he is tired. Doctors are hopeful he will respond to medi- cal management." There was no indication when another bulletin would be is- sued. Prior to the mid-morning re- port, Karp's condition had been listed as satisfactory. Cooley had said Monday that Karp has incidence of re- jection and will be unlikely to reject" his new heart. Cooley, the 48-year-old sur- geon who performed both opera- tions on Karp, said Monday night in Detroit that the donor, Mrs. Barbara Ewan, 40, was medically dead 48 hours prior to the operation. "She had complete brain damage and had no reflexes Cooley said. "She had been supported by extraor- dinary means." Cooley said Mrs. Ewan suf- fered cardiac arrest eight blocks from St. Luke's and she required heart massage to keep the organ functioning until the operation. Mrs. Ewan of Lawrence, Mass., was flown here on a jet ambulance flight from Massa- chusetts. Cooley said earlier in Houston that indications were that Karp's body was unlikely to re- ject the donor heart but in De- troit he said the patient would have "a great deal of difficulty recovering." "We think he is a favorable type of Cooley said of Karp in Houston. It was Cooley'S 19th such op- eration. Cooley said the eight-ounce plastic and fabric .heart he im- planted in Karp's chest on a temporary basis last Friday has proved it can keep patient! alive while awaiting a human donor. "With the mechanical heart we can buy time until a trans- plant donor can be he said. "This offers us the backup we have wanted for such a long time." Cooley add- ed: "We've put up one sputnik, you might say. If we could de- velop a power pack that could also be inserted we could expect it to sustain life much longer." The experimental device was inserted during an operation last Friday when it developed that Karp's own heart, was irre- parably damaged. A public appeal for a human donor was made by the patient's wife, Shirley. Cooley said he fob lowed that up with personal calls to 25 or 30 surgeons in var- ious parts of the nation. Mrs. Carol Burns, 22, one of Mrs. Ewan's three daughters, said the family's decision to do- nate the heart was a response to Mrs. Karp's plea. Mrs. Ewan's husband died of a heart attack several years ago. Nashua Exchange Club Reveals 1969 Golden Deeds Recipient Deviating from the usual pro- cedure of maintaining the ele- ment of surprise' in the selection this year's Book of Golden Deeds recipient, the Exchange Club of Nashua today revealed the name of the committee's choice. It was announced that Mrs. Maude J. Priske, 84, of Hudson has been selected to receive the 1969 Golden Deeds award. It will be presented at a dinner on Sat- urday night, at April 19, at the Berkshire Inn. Mrs. Priske is widely known as the pioneer in public health nurs- ing and orthopedic rehabilitation in the Nashua area. She was in- strumental in establishing the or- thopedic clinic at the Nashua Com- WALLPAPER SALE Save up to 50% J on new 1969 patterni Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Open Thun Frl. Nlghti 'Til 9 MRS. MAUDE J. PRISKE munity Council and was associated with the Council clinics for more than 30 years. Also included in her list of con- tributions are her efforts towards the Crotched Mountain Rehabili- tation Center in Greenfield. Mrs. Priske is the 15th recipient of the Exchange Club's Golden Deeds award, which rates on a par with the Chamber of Com- merce's Citizen of the Year. committee in charge of this year's dinner is headed by Charles Farwell and includes Francis Hap- ner and Alvin Kates. It was announced that any of Mrs. Priske's friends and former associates, as well as other in- terested persons, are invited to attend the dinner and presenta- tion ceremony. Reservations can be made with any of the com- mittee members. The first Book of Golden Deeds was presented hi 1950 to the late Frederick H. Dobens, editor of the Nashua Telegraph. Other re- cipients were Max Silber, 1953; Arthur Newcombe, 1954; Royal Dion, 1955; Justice Edward J. Lampron, 1956; Edmund M. Keefe, 1957; the late Mrs. Lovina An- ders, 1958; the late Walter L. Barker, 1959; Philip T. Lamoy, 1960; Charles W. Harvey, Eliot A. Carter, 1963; Mario J. Vagge, 1964; Jacob Rotnenberg, 1966 and Philip J. McLaughlin, 1968. The Exchange Club Golden Deeds project is carried out I national scale and is designed to honor persons in the community for their "good deeds, thoughtful- ness, public service aid to others beyond the call of duty, and without forethought of per- sonal gain." Get out of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBER F DIC FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. ferriut and til tOWM. 465-2267 Income Taxes PREPARED FEDERAL AND STATE b7 Appointment or in your bomt TEL 883-3912 f ;

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