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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 19, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Chuckle Don't worry If you itart lodnf your memory Just forget tbout it VOL. 10i NO. 49 EitihUAtd u a Wttkly 1M Incorporated u IXifr Hard) ,.1949 flw Ttbtrapft 106th Ytv At A Doty Newspaper... Weather Tonight, Mortly Cloudy Sunday, Clearing and PULL RIPOIIT ON PAai TWO NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, APRIL Stcend CUM Postage PiM At Hiihui, N. H. 18 PAGES PrtctTENCEMTa Naval Forces Off N. Korea WASHINGTON (AP) Potent U. S. naval tercet, Including the battleship New Jersey and possibly a pair of aircraft were reported steaming to'new pod- tions today to provide protection for American intelligence missions off North Korea. Resane Flights The Pentagon announced, re- deployment of extensive forces Friday ihortly after. President Nixon ordered resumption of re- connaissance flights with the promise they will cease -to be "fair game" for North Korean Jets. Flights off the North Korean eoast were halted Tuesday after EC121 reconnaissance plane with 31 men aboard apparently was ihot down. Only two bodies have been found in the Sea of Japan where the craft fell. Redeployment of the naval forces was viewed as a protec- tive step rather than a threat of retaliation against North Korea. The New Jersey, which had been scheduled to arrive in Long Beach, Calif., today after duty off Vietnam, was ordered to turn around and return to the 'Western Pacific. Kept la Air While no announcement was made of the strategy to be used In providing protection for the reconnaissance planes, Indica- Weekend Edition Stock Lists Teen-Age Page Extra Comics tions were fighters would Honed when they could te the swift rescue of any threat- ened U.S. aircraft. Fighters would be kept in the air during Intelligence mbwions, but not flying wing-to-wing with the re- connaissance aircraft. Except for the New Jersey, the Pentagon did not say what ships were involved and the an- nouncement stopped short ol specifying the new positions ac- tually were in the Sea of Japan. A Defense Department spokes- man said only the redeployment Involved "a number of different types of vessels." One carrier believed on the way to the Sea-of Japan Is tht USS Kittyhawk which carries M warplanes. the Kittyhawk left Hong Kong with two destroyers earlier this week without any announcement of Its destination. In ordering resumption of the Intelligence flights. Nixon pro- nounced them vital to the securi- ty of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea. Nixon revealed for the first time that the United States is capable of "reading" radar pic- tures of another country from miles away. He said both showed that the EC121 was M miles well outside. North Korean terri- shot down. Military experts said the crew of the EC121 would not havt been alarmed immediately by the presence of MIGs, since the North Korean fighters routinely fly over them over International water. The sources said the ex- tensive electronic gear on .the plane also would have been con- centrating on monitoring North Korean radio tracking rather than watching for. approaching aircraft. Move To Acquire Garden St. Parcels For City Hall Plan Wkehair and the Tortoise Vying for the spotlight, this pooch makes an attempt to strike a pose, while the turtle takes a hard look at the cam- era. Keith Manheck, right, caught the 25-pound "snapper" in a swamp area near the city airport. It measures 14 inches long and inches wide, and Keith figures it's about 50 years old. At left, his father, Frederick Manheck, restrains the camerahound. The Man- hecks live at 8 Apache Road. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) House Will Be Asked to OK State's War on Drug Abuse Election Tuesday Of BPW Official A new public works commis- sioner will be elected Tuesday night at a joint convention of the aldermen and the Board of Public Works. In t letter to the aldermen, Wolfgang Eschholz his candidacy for the post. He cites a change in his immediate plans which makes it difficult for him to assume such responsi- bilities at this time. to be available later In the fall for another opportuni- ty to serve the citizens of Nash- he adds. Robert W. Pillsbury, a law- yer, has Informed 'the aldermen he would like to be considered a candidate. State Lists 36th Fatality HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) Pauline Griffin, M, of Concord. was fatally hurt Friday when her ear ran off Route 2M in Hen- niker and struck a guard rail- ing, State Police reported. She was thrown from the ve- hicle and died a few hours later at a Concord Hospital. Her death was the in New Hampshire this year from injur- ies sustained in traffic accidents. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Church Classifieds M, U, Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Obituaries Pearson Reston IJiSocial 51 Sports Suburban 17 News Teen Television I 10 I S 1} Theaters Dr. Thbstesen 14 Weather 1 Women's Page I PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY Telephone IIMM2 Open II AMfoIAM Won. fhru Set. And there are reports that former City Engineer Joel'B. Hill may be nominated for the va- cancy. The new commissioner will re- place the late Conrad H. Bella- vance. I Returning for confirmation is the nomination of Thomas Kudz- ma, Main St., for a ax> year term on the Planning Board, succeeding Edgar R. Caron whose term expired March 31. His nomination is recom- mended for confirmation by the appointments committee: In a letter to the aldermen, the Edgewood Cemetery trustees request a joint convention to re- elect Elwin A. March and Wil- liam R. Swart as trustees for five-year terms ending in April. Dinner in City April 29 to Open County Events Nashua will be (he scene of the opening of a celebration mark- ing the 200th anniversary of Hillsborough County government. .The observance will open at the armory here on April with a dinner to be attended by Governor Walter R. Peterson, justices of the Supreme and Su- perior Courts, members of the N. H. General Court. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan, the Board of Aldermen, and various officials of towns will attend. In- vitations have been extended to V. S. Senators Morris Cotton and Thomas J. Mclntyre, U. S. Congressmen James C. Cleveland and Louis C. Wyman. According to Around A. Beau- lieu of Nashua, chairman of tht County Commission, the celebra- tion will extend through Septem- ber. He said the observance win close with an open house at tht new county mttrtimuu In Man- chester. By CARL C. CRAFT CONCORD, N. H. (AP) The House will'be asked Wednesday -toi' approve New Hampshire's comprehensive battle plan in the war on drug abuse. r The House Judiciary Commit- tee, after intense study of'leng- thy testimony, is recommending passage of a pair of rewritten proposals that wouW: Create a drug lavr, basically a .medical, meas- ure on manufacturing and dis-' tribution of drugs. Concentrate the state's law enforcement, educational and heilth authorities' efforts in a coordinated drive to stop illegal use of drugs, to teach the evils of.abuse, and to cure the vic- tims. Committee Chairman Kimon Zachos, R-Manchester, explained that'most of the revisions "were technical in nature. The meat in each bill remains intact." The treatment-prevention measure carries an appropria- tion of for State Police, for the Mental Health agency, and for the Ed- ucation Department. The controlled drug proposal sets a per year license fee manufacturers and wholesal- ers, and would ban a license to anyone who" has been recently convicted of violating any drug law.., It details of narcotic, drugs and outlines the authorized possession: of con-. trolled drugs by individuals. It provides a first-offense con- viction prison term of up to 20 years or fine of up to or both, 'and a prison term of 25 years on each subsequent of- fense, for those convicted of il- legally making, selling, pre- scribing, dispensing or trans- porting narcotics. It also sets a prison term of up to 10 years or a fine of up to or term of up to 15 years and fine of up to for violating provi- sions dealing with non-narcotie controlled drugs. Possession of an Illegal nar- cotic drug would bring a prison term of up to 5 years or a 000 fine, or both, with a prison term of up to 10 years and fine of up to or both. The possession of a non-nar- cotic controlled drug would be penalized by a prison term of up to 1 year, fine of up to Or-both, with later offenses pro- ducing a prison term of up to S years or fine of up to or both. Being present where a con- trolled drug is known to be il- legally kept or deposited, or be- ing in the company of a person who is illegally in possession of such a drug, would be penalized by up to six months in prison or a fine of up to or both, on the first offense with later offenses producing a prison term of up to 1 year or a fine of up to or both. Eminent domain pro- ceedings to acquire the so- called Neverett properties on Garden Street will be Initiated under a .condem- nation petition to be pre- sented to the Board of Al- dermen Tuesday night. Permit Expansion Tht properties are situated immediately to the north of City Hall and their acquisition is pro- posed to permit expansion of City Hall offices. City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gorm- ley Jr. said the petition for con- demnation was drawn up at tht request of the aldermanic lands and buildings committee. The committee has been ne- gotiating with'tht W. J. Never- ett Realty Co., Inc., owner of the properties. But the commit- tee and firm, Gormley said, have been unable to agree on price. He declined to disclose tht amount wanted by the realty firm nor the price offered by the city. Disclosure of this information, he said, could be deemed prej- udicial when the matter goes to court. The properties under consid- eration include a vacant brick building which most recently housed the Popular Discount Store and before that an auto sales garage; a brown frame in back of the brick building and fronting Elm and Garden Streets; and a parking lot between the structures and the Elm Street municipal park- ing lot. When the traffic committee considered the same purchase in 1967, the realty company's asking price was Of this, was for square feet of land; for the brick building; and for the house. Also to be presented to tht aldermen for approval is a res- olution: to authorize the lands and buildings committee to ob- tain an estimate for altering the auditorium on the third floor of City Hall into offices. The resolution is tagged for passage by the lands and build- ings committee. Renovation of the auditorium has been offered as an alterna- tive to buying the Neverett prop- erties. Purchase of the properties Is strongly urged by City Planner Fred D. McCutchen for long- rangt planning purposes. The City Hall, he notes, in a letter to tht committee, was built in 1839 when Nashua's pop- ulation was in the low and the demand for the quantity and quality of governmental services was considerably less than today. A need for providing addition- al office' space for the growing functions of existing depart- ments, plus new quarters for recently created or expanded departments, has become ap- parent to those close to govern- ment operations, he comments. And, he adds, it is very prob- able that Nashua's population will increase to within the next 20 to 30 years, thereby creating even additional strains on city office facilities than is apparent today. "We have recently looked at ways and means of getting the full utilization from the space now McCutchen con- tinues. "This has included con- sidering the renovation of the auditorium to accommodate one or more smaller departments; the- renovation of the ward room in the basement for office space; and the relocation of tht school board and the engineer- ing department to new quarters elsewhere in the city. "This action is sound so long as the advantages and disad- vantages of each move are care- fully brought to light and ana- lyzed. And it is sound so long as we recognize that these steps are only short-range solutions to our office space requirements Protests Slow On Campuses By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Demonstrating students kept 25 trustees locked in a confer- ence room at Atlanta University Center today but protests were ended or suspended at several other major campuses. Harvard students voted to suspend their strike for seven days after the university agreed to reduce tht status of the Re- serve Officers Training Corp to an extracurricular activity. Stanford University protesters ended a nine-day sit-in at an electronics lab. A new protest by a breakaway group of Students for a Demo- cratic Society at Columbia Uni- versity fizzled when it failed to get any widespread support. and cannot be counted on to meet our long-range needs." Has Been Guilty Too often in the past Nashua has been guilty of short sighted- ness in anticipating its future needs, McCutchen remarks, and this includes planning for school, bridges, highways, ref- use disposal and recreational facilities. "It is not that the city was unaware of these long-rangt needs, but rather that the prop- er decisions were not made in the light of them. Catching up to today's needs and letting to- morrow take care it itself has appeared to be the most con- venient policy. "In order that we break this unfortunate and costly of the past, I am urging the mayor and Board of Aldermen to move as quickly as possible on two current proposals before them. The first is the acquisi- tion of the proposed Minti Falls Park System. The second is the acquisition of the Neverett property for future city offict space." McCutchen also takes Issue with a statement attributed to a member of Charles A. Ma- Guire 4 Associates, an engineer- ing and architectural firm, to the effect purchase of the Ntv- erett properties would be a waste of money. The firm recommended in- stead a five-year facilities plan and submitted a proposal for designing renovations. "This McCutchen "was apparently based on an afternoon's tour of City Hall, hardly an in-depth study and analysis of-this city's long-range needs. "I must also question the con- sultant's proposal to the mayor to undertake a study of our of- fice space needs with a resulting recommended plan to take cart of our needs for the next flvt years. "This would be stop-gap plan- ning at best and simply, servt as an expedient means of put- ting off the major issue. It is difficult for me to conceive ol any professional consulting firm advocating such a approach to a problem like this. "My Mc- Cutchen concluded, "is that wt simultaneously proceed to ex- plore all alternatives to fully utilize our present space, and purchase the Neverett property for both interim use and eventu- al long-rangt use." Survey Criticizes Reading Programs in Grade Schools EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is the third In a series of articles on the" Engelhardt curriculum sur- vey report prepared for the Board of Education. In today's article, recommendations for Improving (be elementary school reading program are dis- cussed. BILLS ARE A PAIN AMire _ TOM ffLuTAWy-o, -we TOJIOAS. AVOID lEGAt AOi _ lEGAt I LETTER! THBEATIN1NG PHOffi HO OH OW1 PAT 1.000 OW Al r OB >AY M7ST ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS mi at Otflet By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER The problems facing the read- ing' program in Nashua's ele- mentary school system are siza- ble, according to tht curriculum survey report prepared by the educational consultant firm of Engelhardt, Engelhardt and Leggett. Some of the problems, it states, lit in organization and others in the approach toward tht reading program. Another factor mentioned Is the-lack of libraries in most schools. But probably the most critical problem, the report points out, "is, that many of the teachers are very poorly trained and poorly squippsd t: teach read- Ing at any grade level and es- pecially at the primary gradt levels where it is so important. "The present employment pol- lefts of hiring is teachers per- sons who art untrained should be, stopped, and standards should be instituted to insure that only qualified personnel are hired within the system. Crash training should be instituted for those 'teachers who are un- Sets The Tone Reading -is usually acknow- edged as the primary and most important subject within the curriculum for the elementary school years, the report notes: "Closely paralleling the. devel- opment of reading is the lan- guage arts program and often of next importance is mathe- matics. However, it is usually reading that sets the tone for the instructional program and determines tht progress of stu- dents within the school pro- gram." Nashua's reading program is somewhat different from thost found in most elementary schools in tht country, tht re- port states, because the pro- gram is primarily directed by the director of reading rather than by the elementary princi- pals as an integrated part of the school program. "With a stparatt reading pro- gram budget, the director choosts all books and materials, trains new teachers, directs, and often dictates, precisely what fa to be taught at each level, and is responsible for de- veloping any correctional assis- tance needed within the reading tht report states. "Principals are essentially re- lieved of all control of their reading programs. "The director of reading has a good background and con- siderable experience in the field. There is an awareness of most of the newer techniques and approaches being used throughout the United States, but, except for a pilot program in linguistics, none of these new programs is used within the Na- shua system. "The reading program is being carried on with ability grouping in a self-contained classroom program. There Is little evi- dence of .exchange of knowledge or techniques or practices among teachers within tht schools or among schools within the system. There also appears to be little articulation in read- ing instruction from the elemen- tary to the junior high pro- gram." Another problem, the report explains, is that the school sys- tem is faced with having many children entering first grade who have attended kindergarten and nursery schools, and they tend to have a wider rangt of abilities and experiences. Difficult to Predict "There are no state or local standards established for pit- schools, nor are they any licens- ing restrictions. It is quitt dif- SPRING HOUSE PAINT SALE NOW IN PROGRESS AT Nashua Wallpaper Co. in W. Pearl St. 882 Mil Opn Thiin. IX. NlibU TU f-----.--------- Get put of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBfcK HO 1C ficult for the school system to predict the kinds of experiences the children may have had in private kindergartens." Other problems facing the di- rector, the report points' out are: has no professional or clerical assistance, though she is responsible for all the reading programs in U elementary schools. There is inadequate means of communication within the reading program from tht director to the individual each- ers within the schools. director now services all schools from the Temple Street School where all of tht materials are kept, and has to transport everything from thert to other schools. This creates a situation whereby books and materials that should circulate often tend to remain in ont place. Teachers complain they art not able to receive ma- terials at tht timt they wish them and many months pass from the time of ordering ma- terials to receiving them. is lack of communica- tion between the administrativt staff and the director. This in- cludes relationships with tht as- sistant superintendent and tht business manager. There should be coordinated activities to en- sure proper communication. A problem that should be modified in its impact on tht total school system, the report observes, Is the wide publica- tion of the achievement 11 it reading icons and tht great importance attached to them. "Teachers often feel strongly that tht kind of help Bookkeeping For small businesses and sub-contractors Reasonable Rates TW. 883-3912 and supervisory activities that should be provided for improve- ment are often not it comments. "This creates a situation where teachers feel that they are being rated under conditions that are not proper. There is some merit to this kind of thinking." To remedy the reading pro- gram situation, the report rec- ommends that the reading de- partment be expanded and mod- ernized through additional staff, both professional and clerical, and be provided with improved facilities. It is suggested the authority for the reading department be transmitted through the princi- pals, so that each principal is responsible for the reading pro- gram in his own school. This would make the develop- ment of the reading program a cooperative effort by the read- Ing director, the assistant super- intendent in charge of elemen- tary schools, and the principals of the schools, the report states. "Instructional councils would be involved in making decisions for the reading program as well. The reading director in this sense becomes a supervisor who develops the program and aids In supervising and orienting staff members toward reading activities. "It is recommended that the title of the reading director be changed to the re- port continues. "This is in Ing with the suggestions for cur- riculum supervisory personnel In each subject field. A special reading teacher should be at- signed to elementary Mhool." Lhti ReeewmiMlMf Other recommendations call for: reading program should IM directed towards tht Idea of eonUauoui profrtM and MuBy toward an Individualized read- ing program. With a series of parallel skills it would be pos- sible to make the reading pro- gram the spearhead of the non- graded program suggested earlier. inservice train- Ing programs should be conduct- ed throughout the year, but time should also be utilized for this during the school day. This is especially necessary for training many primary level teachers who are now untrained. in the reading pro- gram should be exposed more to many approaches to teaching reading which would improve the chances of effectively reach- Ing every child in the class, rather than the vague 'most of them' that is sometimes men- tioned now. should be encour- aged to visit and observe other classes within the system and outside the system. should be a willingness to ex- change ideas, information and future plans for the ment of the total reading pro- gram. If teachers are rated on their particular quality of pro. duction regardless of the kind! of students or the prlblems they have, then there wil bt litM exchange of ideas within the system. programs should be strategically initiated through- out the system which will ignite the teachers and create en- thusiasm and a sensa of Involve- ment for them. grouping proctdmta now utilized in reading pro- grams which stratify and iMMM the slower children wd de expand the program tor fart- er tamers should bt ellmhtaM or modified considerably. NEXT. NOTV VrlUMIlMfj 4f 1-4
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