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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 17, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle It's tough to pay 80 cents a pound for meat, but it's tougher when you pay only 40. Nashua 1969 Tin Ttltgraph's 100th Ytor As A Daily Newspaper.. Weather Cloudy, Cool Tonight Much Cooler Friday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 41 Established is i Weekly October Incorporated as Dally March 1, 18W NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THURSDAY, APRIL Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 22 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Hopes Dim Crew Of Plane Alive; Two Bodies Found JAPAN T KYUSHU Pacific Ocean The photo at left shows two Soviet Navy destroyers engaging in a search operation for the missing U.S. reconnaissance plane in the Sea of Japan about 90 miles southeast of the North Korean coast. A small launch is shown between the two ships. At right, map shows where Scene of Search, Location of Loss a U.S. aircraft has sighted debris Pentagon made the report after search in the area and later announced there were no survivors. Search area is not far from area where USS Pueblo was captured earlv in 1968 (AP Wirephotos) School System Evaluated Nashua Gets A Low Grade By Claudette Durocher Cited as being excessive- ly tradition-bound, serious- ously under staffed and acutely short on physical facilities, the Nashua school system receives low grades for performance in a just completed survey of its cur- riculum. The curriculum study of the entire system was made by Eriglehardt, Englehardt and Leggett, a noted New York educational con- sultant firm which recently completed a twin study of the system's building needs. Report Studied Board of Education members received the 154-page curricu- lum report last night at a joint school building committee meet- ing. Summarizing the report's rec- ommendations was Dr. James Boyd. A tentative date of May 7 was set for a return appear- ance by Boyd to answer ques- tions from the building com- mittee which is composed of the 12-member Board of Education and 12 aldermen. Asked point blank last night to evaluate the Nashua school system, Boyd said: "I wouldn't say it's the worst we've ever seen, nor Is It next to the worse. But it isn't among the best systems either." Teaching Staff Average He said he would evaluate the teaching staff as being average. Boyd said the salary scale was probably a factor here but another significant one was that the system had no one to re- cruit personnel on a full-time basis. Appointment of a personnel director and organization of a strong recruitment program, he said, could prove to be one of the most significant steps in coping with this situation. The appointment is one of the major recommendations listed in (he Engelhardt report. Others call for: of a committee to be composed predominantly of teachers and school adminis- trators, but also including a Board of Education member and representatives of parents and citizens in general, to con- sider and recommend a state- ment of philosophy, objectives, and goals to the Board of Edu- cation. It would be intended that this statement be officially adopted as a policy for the school system. of a committee to review the suggested criteria for evaluating the degree to which the goals and objectives of the school system are being achieved. The evaluation and plan for data analysis must be in terms of the Nashua objec- tives and not just in abstract terms. For this reason, it is sug- gested that the work of an evaluations committee should not be started until a statement of goals and objectives has been officially adopted. of a curriculum committee to be composed to teachers, principals and central office personnel who have an Interest in and ability for evalu- ating, analyzing, and improving the program of instruction. The Aldermen Salary Plan Not Yet a Dead Issue House Bill 508, to raise the salaries of the Board of Alder- men, Is not i dead issue, Rep. Ernest R. Coutermarsh said today. This was one of two proposals reviewed at a public hearing here Monday night. The other, supported by the Nashua dele- gation, would boost the mayor's salary from to and would include an expense account limited to At an executive session of delegation, Rep. Maurice L. Bouchard, also an alderman-at- large, said he would withdraw the aldermen's measure. He Bookkeeping For small businesses and sub-contractors Reasonable Rates Tel. 883-3912 said by withdrawal, It would not jeopardize the mayor's hike when it Is put to a city referen- dum in the November election. Coutermarsh said Bouchard cannot withdraw a bill which has been introduced In the House. He said, "This bill is the property of the Nashua delega- tion. My opinion was substanti- ated by the state Legislative Services and by House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh." The former Lebanon repre- sentative, a veteran state offi- cial, added, "This bill is not dead. The majority of legislators I've talked with are in favor of providing a pay raise for the aldermen. There is a difference of opinion ai to the size of the Increase." Under Bouchard's bill, the salaries of six aldermen-at-large would be boosted from to and the nine ward alder- men, from to 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 NASHUA WALLPAPER SEARS ROEBUCK 20th CENTURY High St. Mkt committee would be chaired by the assistant superintendent and it would submit Its recommen- dations in writing to the super- intendent. Annual Assessment of a policy requir- ing an annual assessment by the superintendent concerning the degree to which the board's educational goals are being met by existing instructional pro- grams. of a five-year pro- gram to add 35 to 40 additional professional staff members each year to overcome present staff- ing deficiencies and to meet the needs of the growing enroll- ments projected in the school building needs report. at the top ad- ministrative level of a director of pupil services and a director of elementary education. by 1973-74 of spe- cialized personnel consisting of two reading specialists; five special elementary art teach- ers; five elementary vocal mu- sic teachers; two elementary instrumental music teachers; six elementary music teachers; four elementary science teach- ers; one coordinator of instruc- tional materials, Including audiovisual; five nurse teach- ers; seven elementary counsel- ors; one part-time special edu- cation coordinator; two special teachers for incoming elemen- tary students. and adoption TOMORROW- MORE ABOUT THE SURVEY In three elementary schools here approximately one-third of the pupils have repeated a grade at least once, the Engelhardt re- port states. It also points out that In two schools approximately one-fourth of the children have repeated a grade at least once and remain, big schools have retained at least once from 10 to 12 per cent students in grades one through six. And the Engelhardt report adds that many children have been re- tained more than once and some more than twice. In tomorrow's Telegraph, rec- ommendations In the report aimed at explaining and correcting this Ugh failure rate will be dis- cussed. Specific recommendations pro- posed for Improving the junior high and high school curricula will be examined in subsequent with emphasis on the "in- quire-discover" methods of teach- ing preferred by the Engelhardt consultants rather than the "lec- ture-listen" type now prevalent in the school system. 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 Telephone 889-4542 Open 11 AM to 2 AM Mon. thru Sat. Sundays 3 PM to Mldnite of job descriptions for key per- sonnel. Creation of instructional councils at the building level. of principals' coun- cils, one for the elementary and one for the secondary schools, and provide for periodic joint meetings. written communi- cations through the use of hand- books for the system and "each building. Provide for dissemina- tion of news having district- wide interest at regular inter- vals. Specific Recommendations In addition to these recom- mendations, the report lists lengthy and specific recommen- dations for the improvement of curricula on the elementary and secondary levels. Boyd warned about letting the report "sit on the shelf." Its implementation, he said, should be seriously considered and a plan to make it possible should be formulated. He noted that cost would be a factor in drawing up such a plan but added that implemen- tation of the Engelhardt rec- ommendations would make Na- shua a leading educational sys- tem. Commenting in general terms on the present school curricu- lum, the Engelhardt report states that a "major curriculum problem is the lack of any rep- resentative group within the school system charged with evaluating the school program oh a continuing basis. "Many of the problems ex- plored in the report that are faced by the staff and adminis- tration are well the re- port continues in its evaluation section on elementary educa- tion. "The solutions have been thwarted by seemingly over- whelming physical difficulties of lack of space. As a result, a kind of 'make do' attitude has developed, which over a long period of time has produced general inactivity in curriculum innovation. "Another contributing factor to this has been the limited number of administrative and specialized personnel which has caused severe work loads on the available persons. This has re- sulted in considerable time spent just in completing the daily activities with little time for developing new programs." Tradition Cited The effect of tradition and the lack of innovation received ex- tensive discussion in the ele- mentary system evaluation. Noting that Nashua is a grow- SCIIOOL SYSTEM Pan 1 By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON (AP) The bodies of two crew- men from the U. S. Navy reconnaissance plane shot down by North Korea have been found in the Sea of Japan and there are grave doubts that any of the 29 other crew members sur- vived, the Pentagon said today. "We regret to report that the destroyer USS Tucker has recovered the bodies of one officer and one enlisted crew member from the EC121 downed over the Sea of a Pentagon statement said. Identifications Withheld "Individual identifications are being withheld until notification of next of kin has been accom- plished. "We are now gravely con- cerned about the chances of finding any survivors. The search is being continued." The Tucker recovered the bodies about 17 miles north of Commander Lt. Cmdr. James H. Over- street, 34, of McLaurin, Miss., was the pilot of the U.S. Navy's EC121 recon- naissance plane reported shot down by North Korea. the site where the first signs of wreckage from the plane, a four-engine, propeller-driven converted Super Constellation, were spotted about 120 miles southeast of the North Korean coast, the Pentagon reported. Military Retaliation Not Expected By U. S. By MAX FRANKEL New York Tlmei Ntwi Sirvlci WASHINGTON Diplomatic action rather than military re- taliation will be the Nixon Ad- ministration's essential r e- sponse to North Korea's shooting down of a United States recon- naissance plane, officials indi- cated today. Though confident in the words of the Pentagon that the Navy Intelligence Aircraft was "at all times" on its mis- sion "far outside" the 12-mile territorial limit and air space claimed by North Korea, the administration was said to be in no mood to invite further mili- tary conflict. Instead, officials left the im- pression that they will mount a deliberate diplomatic campaign of some kind to caution the North Koreans against further incidents, including perhaps a request for an apology for apparent loss of the crew of 31. The precise form and forum for this action had not been deter- mined. .Actively -.under consideration were moves in the United Na- tions or at the Mixed Armistice Commission at Panmunjom, Korea, or indirect communica- tion to the North Ko r e a n i through the Soviet Union. But none of these was without a drawback, in the administra- tion's view. Analyzing the available evi- dence, officials did establish to their own satisfaction that the lost plane had been shot down by North Korean aircraft that flew out in pursuit from a North Korean base. Disaster Seminar Under Way Here The whine of sirens was to be heard in Nashua streets dur- ng the afternoon today as a mock disaster exercise is played out between the Berkshire Inn and local hospitals. The hearses of funeral homes were to ply the streets in con- nection with the synthetic emer- gency and a general fire alarm will be sounded to call the vehi- cles Into action. It was all to be part of a day- long emergency preparedness seminar being conducted at the Berkshire Inn, sponsored jointly by the University of New Hamp- shire Extension Service through its Civil Defense Training Pro- gram staff and the New Hamp- shire Hospital Association through its executive director, Leslie Smith of Concord. Civil Defense Director George M. Papadopoulos said the test will not involve participation by the general public. He did ask motorists in the path of emer- gency vehicles to speedily clear the road to permit rapid pas- sage. The seminar Is geared for business, industry and commu- nity emergency services. It aims to further the development of recovery capability from disas- ter situations with a minimum of loss and damage to life and property. The seminar began at a.m., with about 150 persons registered. Introductory and welcoming re- marks were made by Dr. Gordon Practicing ior an Emergency These city and Civil Defense officials attended a practice session which is part of a self-help medical course. The activi- ties included mouth-to-mouth resuscita- tion artificial respiration (center) and methods of handling stretcher cases The program was held in con- junction with today's emergency pre- paredness seminar. BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. HEW YOU RET (HIT 01' DEBT BY CONSOUDATINO VOTJR BILLS PAST DUE OR NOT. YOU CAN AVOID MMAI, AC- TIONS DUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS. 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Klihti 'Til In addition to the bodies, the destroyer recovered life jackets and pieces of fuselage bearing shrapnel holes, the statement stated. A wide search for the plane and its 31 crewmen has been un- der way since the plane was re- ported missing Monday after North Korea said it had downed the aircraft for allegedly violat- ing its territory. The bodies were clothed In flying suits but were not wear- ing life jackets, Japan's Kyodo News Service reported Kyodo, which did not give its source, also said the bodies were picked up by the U.S. destroyer Tuck- er. The recovery of the bodies came as the world waited for President Nixon to break the calculated public silence he in- stituted after North Korea de- clared it had destroyed the plane. Officials indicated Wednesday the President was expected to issue some sort of protest to North Korea, and there hai been no evidence of a change. But no decision had been report- ed about how this would bi done. Among the choices the admin- istration was understood to have considered was a public state- ment expressing the United Slates' protest. The American position also could be madt known at the Korean truce at Panmunjom, if a meeting re- quested for late by North Korea is held. Although North Korea gave no reason for seeking a Panmun- jom meeting, the proposal shortly after the broadcast claiming destruction of the U.S. plane and it was assumed Pyong- yang would protest the alleged violation of its territory. In any event, Nixon 1: certain to discuss the incident at a Fri- day morning news conference, to be broadcast live by televi- sion and radio networks. Nixon's silence was pictured by officials as reflecting the de- cision he made after being noti- fied of the North Korean claim to say nothing until all the facts were known about the loss of the EC121. Before today, the only Whltt House reaction came from press secretary Ronald L. Zlegler, who described Nixon as follow- ing the situation very closely and discussing it with his advi- sers. Of course, he said, tht chief executive deplores the loss of any American lives. Nixon canvassed develop- ments Wednesday with his Na- tional Security Council before, late in the day, meeting for 90 minutes with Secretary of State William P. Rogers, Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird, Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, and Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Nixon's na- tional security adviser. Area Gets A Taste of Springtime An epidemic of spring fever was In evidence In the Nashua area today, as shirt-sleeved pedes- trians hopefully anticipated a repeat of Tuesday's 80-degree temperatures. Most area residents enjoyed the springtime luxury of replacing topcoats with just a sweater or light snitcoat, as they set off for work (his morning. Temperatures were quite balmy even in early morning and the mercury flirted with the 70-degree mark by mid- morning. Though the weatherman predic- ted a record breaking high for today, he warns that It will cool off considerably tonight and be- come cloudy and windy. Friday Is expected to be generally cloudy and much cooler. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Baker Classifieds 18, 19, 20, Comics 18 Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle Lawrence Nishui Seem 101 Obituaries 1 51 Pearson 4 I Sports 18, 17 Suburban News 14, U 18 Sulzberger 5 17 ______ 17 Dr. Thosteson 4 Television 31 Theaters o' TL....I. Weather Wicker   

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