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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 14, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle A happy marriage is when a couple is as deeply in love as they are in debt. Nashua 1969 The Ttkqraph's lOOfb Ytar At A Dally Newspaper... Weather Fair, Mild Tonight Cloudy, Cooler Tuesday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 38 Eitiblished as a Weekly October Incorporated ai a Dally March 1, UN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY, APRIL Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua. N. H. 22 PAGES Price TEN CUNTS Motorcycle Crash Injures Two University Drive last night was the scene of a crash involving two motor- cycles which resulted in the hospitaliza- tion of two youths. They were: Christian Dorflinger, 19, Fairfield, Conn.; and Don- old Noel, 19, South Britain, Conn. Dor- flinger is in St. Joseph's Hospital with a compound fracture of the ankle, while Noel is at Memorial with cuts and abra- sions. Investigating the mishap are Sgt. Gerald Dube (left) and Officer Michael Swabowicz (second from (Tele- graphoto-Harrigan) Tension Mounting In Czechoslovakia By GENE KRAMER PRAGUE (AP) New War- saw Pact military maneuvers opening today heightened ten- sion in Prague over the crisis in relations with Moscow. The exercises, announced by the Czechoslovak Defense Min- istry, are to run through Wednesday, the eve of a meet- ing of the 190-member Czecho- slpvak Communist party Cen- tral Committee at which liber- als and pro-Moscow conserva- tives are expected to clash. The announcement said the exercises wouldxtest antiaircraft defenses in Czechoslovakia, Po- land, Hungary and Western Russia as well as "other coun- tries" of the Warsaw Pact, the Soviet bloc military alliance. The Warsaw Pact also includes East Germany, Bulgaria and Romania. It was considered likely that Bulgaria and East Germany, also would participate in the maneuvers. But Romania'i Communist leaders oppose for- eign troops on their soil. Their party newspaper Scienteia con- demned the maneuvers in an ar- ticle Sunday, saying it was im- perative for European countries to "refrain from any demon- strations and acts of force, in- cluding military maneuvers on foreign territories." The new maneuvers are the second Warsaw Pact military exercise since the new Czecho- slovak-Soviet crisis began. It was set off by anti-Soviet dem- onstrations March 28-29 after Czechoslovakia's ice hockey team dcfsated the Russian team in Stockholm. The Soviet Union reacted an- grily to the demonstrations. The Kremlin rushed Soviet Defense Minister Andrei Grechko and Deputy Foreign Minister Vladi- mit Samyanoy to Prague, and the Czechoslovak party's Cen- tral Committee announced new press controls, disciplining of journalists and strengthening of police forces, with the army to 'be used when necessary. A week of Warsaw Pact ground maneuvers was held in Czechoslovakia, East Germany and Poland, and reports circu: lated that the Soviet occupation force in Czechoslo- vakia was being increased. The supreme Executive Com- mittee of the party held an unu- sual Saturday night session and issued a statement condemning public meetings to discuss in ad- vance the issues before the Cen- tral Committee meeting. The statement said such grass-roots sessions were "undemocratic and pressure-creating. Congress Told Head Start Needs Radical Revisions By ROBERT B. SEMPLE JR. Niw York Tirmi Nlwi Strum WASHINGTON The most comprehensive study ever made of the government's widely ad- mired Head Start programs as- serts that poor children who par- ticipated are not appreciably better off than equally disad- vantaged children who did not. Accordingly, the authors of the study have recommended to the Nixon Administration that the program is not worth the cost in its present form and ought to be radically revised. The study will be released to Congress today by the Office of Economic Opportunity after weeks of speculation about its contents. It has already made a great impact on President Nix- on's domestic policymakers at the While House indeed, the study directly influenced some of his- recent recommendations on Head Start and it may well have explosive ramifications Bookkeeping For small businesses and sub-contractors Reasonable Rates Tel. 883-3912 PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY 7C- ONLY JC Telophont 889-4542 Open I! AM to 2 AM Men. thru Sat. Sundays 3 PM to among both friends and foes of the program on Capitol Hill. The Westinghouse Learning Cor- poration and Ohio Univeristy car- ried out the study between June, 1968 and March 1969, under con- tract with the Office of Economic Opportunity, which administers Head Start and other antipoverty programs. Under the terms of the contract, Westinghouse attempted through various means to measure the extent to which children in the first, second and third grades who attended Head Start pre-school programs differ "in their intel- lectual and socio personal de- velopment from comparable chil- dren who did not attend." In all but one test, the differences were Found to be statistically insignifi- cant. Depth Not Explored Since it was beyond their con- tractural mandate to do so, the Westinghouse researchers did not attempt to explore in depth the reasons why Head Start'children do not do better than non-Head Start children in later grades. But they did not rule out two of the favorite hypotheses turned up by earlier, more limited stii- dies. The first is that Head Start does indeed make an impact which is negated by poor teach- ing later on. The second and more recent hypothesis for which there BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0, HELP VOD GET OUT OF DEBT HI CONSOLIDATING TOUR HILLS PAST DUE OR NOT. TOU CAN AVOID I.KHAL AC- TIONS DUNS LETTKKS AND THKEATEN1NO PHONE CALLS. NOT A LOAN NO SECURITY NO CO-SIGNERS IF TOTT OWE PAT AS LOW AS Sl.OOO 815 WEEKLY S25 WEEKLY WEEKLY CALL OB WRITE TODAY For Pence ol Mind Tomorrow 1271 Elm St Room 108 92 Halo St. Naihni 883-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Home or Olflce Appointmenti Arranged is yet only limited statistical evi- dence is that poor children have been so badly damaged in infancy by their lower-class en- vironment that Head Start cannot make much difference. In other words, even though the children who attend Head Start are only three or four years old, the pro- gram comes too late to do much good. Mixed Feelings The White House, which has thoroughly reviewed the bulky, chart filled document, is said to regard its findings with mixed feeling. Nixon endorsed Head Start during his Presidential cam- paign and his aides firmly believe that the government must support some kind of "early intervention" progranj to help poor children. They fear that the report's dis- couraging conclusions could be used as a weapon against 'any kind of expenditure for disad- vantaged children, especially Negroes. At the same time, however, they regard the report's findings as bolstering Nixon's case for- moving Head Start from the anti- poverty agency to the Depart- ment of Health, Education, and Welfare where it would become part of a new Office of Child Development; for "deepening" the program to make its benefits available to children at an earlier age; and for lengthening the pro- gram to make certain that what- ever benefits children receive from it are not lost as they pro- ceed through later grades. Custom Framing by Experts at reasonable rates plus Green Stamps at Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-0491 OPEN Thurs. nights'til Student Unrest Spreads To BU; Administrative Office Seized By JIM RYAN BOSTON An es- timated 150 students seized a dean's office at Boston University 'this morning, and another 100 students picketed the building out- side. Robert W. Minton, direc- tor of university relations, said the students took over the office of Staton R. Cur- tis, dean of student affairs. Still In Offlce Curtis wag still in the office, and Minton said he spoke to him there by telephone. Edward Siegel of Boston, a Junior at the university and member of an antimilitary cam- paign there, said the takeover was planned at a meeting Sun- day night. It was the second such takeo- ver at the university in less than one week. About 100 students took over the Financial Aid building last Wednesday and held it for about three hours. They evacuated the building after being told they would be arrested. Police had formed lines outside the build- ing and were preparing to enter it. Siegel said the protesters have four demands: of the Reserve Of- ficers Training Corps (ROTC) program at the university. of the universi- ty's overseas program, under which professors teach in Eu- rope. Protesters contend that military personnel participate in the program. end to military recruit- ing on campus. the university pick up all scholarships that would be lost if ROTC is abolished. Harvard Situation In Cambridge, meanwhile, Harvard's governing body says further campus violence could shut down the institution, and it is urging the university commu- nity to work together to avoid such a "drastic action." "The spectre of closing the university is profoundly dis- tasteful to the Harvard University Corporation said in a statement issued Sunday night. "We shall do everything in our power to avoid such a step and hope that all of us will work to- gether to forestall the acts of violence which would make such a drastic action neces- sary." The statement gave no indica- tion how long the university would be closed down if officials were forced to close it. Harvard officials declined to elaborate on the statement. The statement followed sever- al meetings among students, Pelham Town Official Hurt In Accident PELHAM Pelham Selectman Leonard Philbrick, 34, of Marsh Road, was seriously injured today in an auto accident on Mammoth Road, Pelham police report. The accident occurred when Philbrick's car reportedly left the road on a curve and struck a large tree. He was taken to Lowell General Hospital, where he was admitted with head and chest injuries. La- ter he was transferred to St. Jo- seph's Hospital in Lowell, where he is listed in "fair" condition. PhiJbrick was alone in the car, which was totally demolished, po- lice said. Investigating the accident are Sgt. Roland Boucher and Officer Wayne Bariteau, assisted by Hud- son police. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 81 Obituaries 2 Baker 5 [Pearson 4 Biossat 4 Classifieds 18, 19, 20. 21 Comics 17 Cook Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle Sports 14, 15 Suburban News Sulzberger 4 Taylor 4 17 Television 15 4 j Theaters 15 3i Dr. Thosteson 6 111 Weather 2 faculty and administration to discuss last week's student take- over of a building, the bloody clash with police which fol- lowed, and the student strike now in effect. There have been no serious in- cidents on campus since the takeover of the University Hall administration building by some 200 students last Wednesday and their eviction by more than 400 club-wielding police early Thursday morning. Thirty-nine persons suffered minor injuries and almost 200 students were arrested in the in- cident. The strike by some of Harvard's approximately students began Thursday and is scheduled to last at least through'today. A mass meeting of students was scheduled for this afternoon in Harvard Stadium to decide Bridge Bids Due On May 1 May 1 is the opening date for bids on substructure work re- quired for construction of the new bridge between Nashua and Hud- son. Bids for the first stage of the long-delayed bridge project will be opened by the state Depart- ment of Public Works and High- ways in Concord at 2 p.m. The department has set a com- pletion date of Nov. 21 for the work. It calls for underwater earth and ledge excavation; erection of cofferdams, driving of steel' bear- ing piles; and pouring of concrete footings. In another project, the highway department is seeking bids for the construction of bridges in Am- herst. The project is part of the re- location of Route 101 and calls for the construction of structures over Boston Post Road-Beaver Brook and under the Baboosic Lake Road. May 1 is the bid submittal dead- line and Oct. 30, 1970 is the pro- posed date of completion. whether to extend the strike and to discuss the Reserve Officer Training Corps program and other issues involved. The corporation dealt with ROTC and most of the other is- sues in its statement. It said in part: "We have accepted the posi- tion set forth in the resolution of the faculty of arts and sciences that academic credit shall not be granted to ROTC courses and that the commanding officers of ROTC shall not be members of the faculty. "The president has today re- quested the dean of the faculty of arts and sciences and the dean of the law school each to nominate a student to serve as student advisors to the ROTC negotiating committee, and we heartily endorse this action." The corporation consists of President Nathan M. Pusey, Treasurer George F. Bennett and five William Mar- bury, a Baltimore attorney, R. Keith Kane, a New York attor- ney, Francis H. Burr, a Boston attorney, Hugh Calkins, a Cleve- land attorney, and A.L. Nicker- son, chairman of the board, Mobil Oil Corp., New York. The ultimate authority at the 300-year-old university rests with the 30-member Board of Overseers which in the past has routinely supported the corpora- tion. President Pusey was sched- uled to meet, with the board to- day., Nashua Rivers Recede Both ol Nashua's rivers, which are still being watched closely during the spring melting, drop- ped In depth over the weekend. The Merrimack, receded over one fool in readings taken at the Taylors Falls Bridge. Saturday's gauge showed a to- tal depth of 14 feet, two Inches, while this morning it read 13 feet, one Inch. The Nashua River has dropped two Inches since the last reading on Saturday. The corporation's statement also said: "Underlying all of these is- sues in the question whether some members of the university community, unable to persuade the university to accept their views, shall have the right to force their views on the univer- sity by violent means. To this question there can only be one answer, for Harvard is deeply and permanently committed to the free expression and ex- change of ideas. "We hope that In the days ahead, concerned faculty and students will strive, as we shall strive, to resolve these issues, to keep the channels of communi- cation open and the scholarly activity of the university in op- eration." Pappagianis to Get Brotherhood Award Attorney General George S. Pappagianis of Nashua is among four men selected to re- ceive human relations awards at the annual brotherhood din- ner of the N.H. Chapter, Na- tional Conference of Christians and Jews. The awards will be made May 15 at the Highway Hotel in Concord, according to Harold R. Goldberg of Manchester, state chairman. Others selected were the lit. Rev. Msgr. Philip Kenney of Manchester, Hascall T. Stimson of Pembroke, and Louis Smith of Salem. Goldberg stated the four would be honored for "their con- tributions promoting the cause of good will and understanding among all the people of our state, thereby fostering amity, justice and cooperation among Protestants, Catholics, Orthodox and Jews, helping to eliminate intergroup prejudices which disfigure and distort religious, business, social and political re- lations." Pappagianis is the first Na- shuan selected for a brother- hood award. He has been the state's attorney general since 1966, and has been active in civic, church and fraternal as- sociation activities for many years. He was educated at Har- vard College and he received his law degree from Boston Uni- versity Law School. A Purple Heart Army veteran of World War II, he has served as minority leader of the House of Representatives, and as a member of the Interim Commis- sion on Education and the Com- mission to Study State Constitu- tion. He is a member of the United States Supreme Court GEORGE S. PAPPAGIANIS Bar, the American and New Hampshire Bar Associations. Monsignor Kenney is pastor of St. Catherine's Church, Man- chester, and vicar for commu- nity affairs of the diocese. Other communities where he has served include Washington, D.C. Portsmouth, Peterborough and Tilton. Stimson Is president of the Suncook Bank, director of the N.H. Association for the Blind, Concord Mental Health Center, and the Congregational Confer- ence Center. He is the recipient of the Laymen's Citation from the Bangor Theological Semi- nary. Smith, known as 'Uncle an executive of Rockingham Park, he is recognized for his many philanthropies. He is' founder of the Crippled Chil- dren's Non Sectarian Fund which has contributed nearly 12 million to hospitals. He has re- ceived the B'nai B'rith sport! award, and other citations. Midwest Floods Leave Thousands Homeless By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thousands of persons re- mained homeless today as swol- len Midwestern rivers continued their spring rampage. Flood levels receded along the Big and Little Sioux rivers in the Dakotas and Iowa, and along the west and east forks of the Des Moines River in North Central Iowa and adjoining Minnesota. The Sioux River posed a sec- ond threat to Minot, N.D., where persons had already been evacuated in the wake of a 17-foot crest which hit the city of last Thursday. Army engineers estimated an- other would have to leave their homes before Wednesday whn a 22-foot crest is expected. The James River and its branches started receding at Jamestown, N.D., where 450 families were evacuated. Residents of Fargo, N.D., along the Red River, which flows north between North Da- kota and Minnesota, braced a crest by midweek predicted at 38.5 feet above flood level. The Red River, which crested earlier at Wahpeton, N.D., also caused severe flooding in north- west Minnesota. The Mississippi River began depositing overflow from its nu- merous tributaries from the north central part of Minnesota to St. Paul. At least persons were homeless in Minnesota and the drowning of persons Sun- day brought the number of flood-related deaths in that state to seven. The Mississippi was not ex- pected to crest at St. Paul until later this week, but water Sparkling Solitude A lone farm holds out against surging flood waters of the Big Sioux River near Sioux City, Iowa. Thousands of acres were under water as the river cut a three to five-mile swathe through north- western Iowa. (AP Wirephoto) flowed Sunday through one of the city's suburbs and the Bur- lington Railroad and the Mil- waukee line discontinued serv- ice to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Downstream on the Mississip- pi, some 60 families were evacu- Broadacres Flooding Spurs Meeting of City Officials Get out of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBkK H D I C Mayor J. Sullivan said today he plans to call a meeting of City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gorm- ley Jr., City Engineer James P. Hogan and Pubic Works Director Travis L. Petty to discuss recent flooding In the Broadacres and Pine Hill Avenue area. The meeting was spurred, he said, by receipt of a letter from the Leonard, Leonard, Prolman Prumer law firm on behalf of Broadacres, Inc. In the letter, the city Is ad- vised that Broadacres, Lie., con- siders itself "in no way or man- ner responsible for the conditions which now exist in that area." It cites extension of the runway at Boire Field last year, with re- moval of a natural watershed and drainage for that vicinity, as the source of the problem. "Because neither (he City of Nashua nor the Airport Authority provided for artificial drainage, the result was the recent flooding of homes in the Broadacres the letter states. Sullivan said he believes the problem was caused by installa- tion of an undersized culvert by Broadacres Inc. during a drought period. "They didn't allow for a brook bed to be accommodated during a high water season and I don't sec why the city should bear the blame for their lack of judgment on Sullivan commented ated from Lacrosse and Prairie Du Chien, Wis. The Mississippi also climbed over flood stage to- day at East Dubuque, 111., and neared the flood mark at Du- buque, Iowa. Families evacuated last week from their homes at Cherokee, Iowa, along the Little Sioux Riv- er, began returning today as did families at Sioux City, Iowa and Sioux Falls, N.D. 13 Convicted In Chicago Case CHICAGO (AP) Arthur L. Dunne convicted to- day 13 persons who charged with disorderly conduct for carrying on a street march, during the 1968 Democratic Na- tional Convention. The magistrate heard the case without a jury in Circuit marathon trial that in- volved police powers and the First Amendment's of freedom of speech and K; sembly.   

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