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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 23, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle In a country cemetery: "All persons are forbidden to pick from any but their own graves." Nashua Celeqraph IMf TtlMMBli't IQOtfc At A Ddrv >tewiMMf... C. J Weather Cloudy, Cool Toolfht Link WLL RIWRT ON FAN 1WO VOL 101 NO. 46 Established u t Weekly October IMS Incorporated u DtUjf Much NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL Nixon Asks All-Out War On Crime Second Cliii Foftflft) Pin At Niihui. N. H. 40 PAGES PrtetTSN COflt BPW Commissioner Robert W. Pillsbury last night was elected to sue- ceed the late Conrad Bellavance on the Board of Pub- ;lic Works. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) WASHINGTON President Nixon, proposing million war against organized crime, asked Congress today to make corruption of police and local officials and oper- ation of large-scale Illegal gambling rings federal of- fenses. Special Message In a special message which said the leaden of the Cost Noitra "are more firmly en- trenched and. more secure than ever Nixon said his ad- ministration is studying the po- tential use of antitrust laws to cripple syndicate-owned opera- tion of legitimate businesses fi- nanced by illicit revenues. Nixon also said he wants the crime-fighting budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 to be increased by 925 million to a record 161 million. That would finance hiring more sleuths and help staff "strike forces" being set up in JO cities to coordinate activities of all federal agencies engaged in the investigation of organized crime and racketeering. At least a dozen more cities win be added to the lilt wlthla two years, said. Nixon also proposed the an- nual federal tax on gamblers be increased from to And in another request for legislation, he proposed "a new- broad general witness immunity law." He said that, under this, a witness granted immunity could not be prosecuted on the basis of his testimony but would not be immune from prosecution based on other evidence. Should the witness refuse to testify, he would be liable to a prison sentence for .contempt. Perhaps the most striking idea Nixon outlined was possible application of the antitrust laws, or new statutes incorporating their theories, to crack down on syndicate-controlled business enterprises. "TJhe arrest, conviction and i imprisonment of a Mafia lieu- .tenant can curtail operations, but does not put the syndicate out of he said. 'VAs long as the property of organized crime remains, -new leaders will, step forward to take the place of those: we jail. Fines Proposed if we can levy, fines on their real corpo- rations, if we can seek treble damages against their trucking firms and banks, If we can seize the liquor In their warehouses, I think we can strike blow at the organized crime Nixon contended. Nixon hit. hard during his' presidential'campaign on the. is- sues of violence, illegal gam- bling and organized crime's in- filtration of legitimate business. And he called the nation's booming crime rate "a great national disaster." Today': message will be fol- lowed by other detailed explana- tions on narcotics, obscenity, the rights of accused persons and, presumably, crime in the streets. Niion had proposed in Ms budget menage last week the Justice Department get tU mil- lion more in the next fiscal year than proposed by former Presi- dent Johnson to boost its war en illegal operations, the only re- quest he made for hiking a Johnson spending figure. Nixon as a campaigner pinned part of blame for the rising crime rate M Supreme Ctiort decisions, and he has he would support laws wblds would help police regain weapons they have' lest threufh decisions. There has been., speculation the administration would re- quest a modification of the FUtk Amendment protection against lelf-incriminatioa. Pillsbury Gets BPW Post By Claudette Durocher Robert W. Pillsbury, a 3_2-year-old lawyer, is the city's newest public works commissioner! He was unanimous elected by the aldermen in joint convention with the of Public Works last night to succeed the late Conrad H. Bellavance. Bowdoln Graduate The new commissioner, a summa cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College, was nominated by PW Commissioner Laurier Soucy for the vacancy on the BPW. There were no other nom- inees. Absent were Alderman Charles E. Theroux and PW Commis- sioner Albert I. Lavoie. Pillsbury received his law de- gree from Harvard Law School in 1957 and has been a prac-. ticing attorney in Nashua since 1961. He is a partner in the firm of Winer, Lynch and Pillsbury. The father of two, he resides with his family at 9 Hillside Drive. Immediately after' his elec- tion, Pillsbury was sworn in by City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gorm- ley Jr. He then joined the other com- missioners and Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan, chairman of the BPW, for a meeting in the BPW board room. Lengthy Discussion Discussed at length was a storm drainage problem in the area, including severe cellar flooding. Alderman Donald L. Ethier said the city has ignored the problem for several years and the septic tank leach fields of homeowners in the area are now super-saturated because of the drainage problem. He said some of the residents face a health hazard because of the problem and are desperate for relief. There is a possibility, he added, that the city may face court action if it does not take steps to correct the 'situation. 'Sullivan said he felt, the home- owners should seek relief from Broadacres Inc.', 'developer, of .the area. He felt the firm could be held accountable for the drainage problems there. After lengthy discussion on the legal precedents involved, it was suggested the city might offer to install sanitary sewerage in the area, with residents asked to bear the costs. A letter to this effect is ex- pected to be sent to the home- owners involved. R.I. Crash' Kills Three MIDDLETOWN, R.I. Two small planes collided today over this community north of Newport, and first reports .from state police indicated that at least three person were, killed. The collision occurred about a half mile from the Newport-Air- port, troopers said. One of the planes exploded and caught fire after slamming to earth, but whether anyone on the ground was injured could not be determined. A spokesman for the airport said one.of the planes carried a student pilot and an instructor. They had been making prac- tice landings and takeoffs at the airport all morning, the spokes- man said, and were coining in- for a landing, when the collision occurred. The second' one that making what the airport spokesman de- scribed as an "unconventional approach" at the time. The plane carrying (the in- structor and student was owned by the Newport Aero Div. ;of Newport Air Park, Inc., the spokesman said. The identify, origin and desti-, nation of the other plane, could not be determined immediately. Weather over tne airpiii-E when the collision occurred was cloudy and hazy. It had. been raining in the area since Tues- day night. Plan to Acquire Garden St. Land Returned to Committee for Study t A petition to initiate eminent domain proceedings for acquisi- tion of the Neyerett properties on Garden Street was returned by the aldermen last night to whence it came. The petition, drawn up by City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gorriiley Jr. at the request of the lands and buildings committee, was re- ferred to that committee for study after a first reading.. Alderman at Large Francis LaFlamme, lands and buildings committee chairman, moved that the petition be accepted and referred to his committee. His motion was approved with- out discussion with Alderman- at-Large Maurice L. Bouchard casting the only negative vote. The committee has been ne- gotiating with the W. J. Never- ett Realty Co., Inc., owner of the properties but has been un- able to reach an agreement on price. The properties, situated to the north of City Hall, are sought to permit the expansion of mu- nicipal offices. They include a vacant brick building which most recently lioused the Popular Discount Store; a frame house in back of the brick building and front- ing Elm and Garden Streets; and a parking lot between the structures and the Elm Street municipal parking lot. When the traffic committee considered the same purchase in 1987, the realty company's asking price was Its current asking price has been kept confidential. In other action, the aldermen approved a measure which em- powers the lands and buildings committee to procure an esti- mate for renovating the City Hall auditorium into offices. The proposal has been considered as an alternative to buying the Neverett properties by some aldermen. State Appropriations Budget 1 i v Goes to House On Thursday Survey Report Praises School Guidance EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is the fifth In a series of articles on the Engelhardt cuHicigun sur- vey report prepared for the Board of Education. It discusses the elementary school guidance program and presents final, wrap-up recommendations for elementary schools. By Claudette Durocher The Nashua school sys- tem should be commended for providing guidance services at the elementary level, the Engelhardt, En- gelhardt Leggett report states. Report Explanation Speaking of guidance pro- grams in schools generally, the Engelhardt report notes: "Although there is a trend in the United States to provide guidance, many schools do not ye( have these services. Because newness of the program, the lack of personnel, the'. guidance activities are now somewhat limited; in a sense they provide an 'ambulance' ap- proach rather than full support- ive' guidance services." Though commending Nashua, for introducing guidance serv- ice; in elementary schools, the report points out that the rela- tively new program is somewhat limited and should be expanded. "The ultimate; guidance pro- gram, of course, should affect all children, not just those hav- ing, the report ob- serves. Develops Confidence "Guidance, should be a way of developing the abilities and ca- pabilities of children, giving them the confidence needed to Bookkeeping For small businesses and sub-contractors Reasonable Rates Tel. 883-3912 PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New Englanc 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY Telephone f IMS42 Open II AM to 2 AM Men. thru Set. Sundays 3 PM to Midnite think of themselves as worthy individuals. In this context, the guidance counselor becomes a person who is related to one school and is available full-time to work with the administration and staff." At present, the report notes, the guidance counselor, although perhaps knowing what a child's disabilities may be, is often un- able to provide the necessary supporting services to help solve the problem. It is suggested that eventually the guidance program be ex- tended to allow the assignment of a guidance person in each school in the Nashua school sys- tem. "The direction of the guidance department should be coordi- nated through a department headed by a qualified psycholo- gist who has the personnel available to provide proper sup- portive services for counseling therapy. These departments should be the as- s i s t a n t superintendent 
                            

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