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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 30, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Board Refuses To Add Draft'Counseling At Nashua High By MARSHA CLEMENT A new footnote was added to municipal history last night, when a union contract wai signed between the Board of Education and the Nashua Teachers' Union. This is the first such contract in the board's his- tory, and brings an end to the longtime bargaining disputes be- tween the teachers and their employers. The contract signing wag the Concluding order of business at the board's meeting in the alder- manic chambers. Signing on be- half of the Board was Dr. Nor- man W. Crisp Sr., board presi- dent, whose signature was wit- nessed by board clerk John T. Dimtsios. Guy L. Jean, president of the Teachers' Union, signed on behalf of his group, which is the official bargaining agent for public school teachers. His ilf- nature was witnessed by Flor- ence E. Houde, union secretary. Approved S to I Official board approval of the contract had come earlier in the meeting on an 8-2 roll call vote requested by Crisp. Voting for the contract were: Crisp, Dr. J. Gerard Levesque, Mrs. Jean Wallin, Mrs. Margaret Flynn, Margaret Cote, Paul April, Her- bert Miller and Gerald Prunier. Voting against were Dimtsios and Dr. John Fontana. Absent were Richard Leonard and Wil- liam O'Neill. The friendly atmosphere pre- valent throughout contract dis- cussions quickly dissolved when the board was presented with a proposal to provide draft infor- mation counseling at N a s h u a High School. Tense controversy ensued, as the board plunged into an hour-long discussion of the matter, during which they' departed from standard proce- dure and Invited comments from a spectator. Mrs. Ruth McKay, a repre- sentative of the Nashua Draft Information Center, proposed by letter that draft counseling be provided at Nashua High in the same manner as are recruiters for the armed services. Her let- ter was accompanied by a letter of endorsement by the Rev. Ken- neth Fiery of the First Baptist Church. April, U.S. Marshal for immediately moved that both letters be placed on file, and "that we provide no forum for draft evasion." He said he be- lieves adequate information on the Selective Service Act is available from the Selective Service Board, and that anyone seeking information not availa- ble from the Selective Service Board is seeking to evade the draft. Espial! Rlghti Mrs. Wallin argued that the form of counseling proposed "simply- seeks to explain the rights included In a complex law written just ex- plains what the Selective Serv- ice Act is, and what it isn't." Prunier stated that "as an at- torney, I must say the Selective Service Act is one of the most complex and unjust laws in this country today." Though he was careful to qualify himself as be- ing in .favor of military service, he said that due to the complex- ity of the act, and the few attor- neys, familiar with it, he could find no harm in objective coun- seling by a qualified person: Crisp noted that Mrs. McKay was among the capacity crowd of spectators, and the board sub- sequently moved to allow her to address the group. She made no formal speech, but answered a series of pointed questions on the group's by-laws and listed its of- ficers, at the board's request. After several more minutes of discussion, centered primarily around the point of whether or not such counseling constituted "a forum for draft April amended his original mo- tion, and asked that the letters be placed on file and tabled in- definitely. This motion, which constitutes killing the measure, was carried by a voice vote. In other action, the Board ap- proved the hiring of two new teachers to fill vacancies. Mrs. Antoinette M. Hudson will teach fourth grade at Ledge Street School, and Mrs. Kate F. Sum- mers will Instruct the first grade at Fairgrounds Elementary School. Mrs. Hudson has a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Vermont, and has six years of teaching expe- rience. Mrs. Summers, who ob- tained her B.S. in elementary education from the University of Mississippi, has two years of ex- perience. Upon the recommendation of the house committee, Norman Bleau's appointment as custo- dian at Nashua High School was confirmed. Bleau had been hired in January on .a three-month triai basis. Prunier reported that the site committee had viewed bulldoz- ing operations on a proposed school building jlttJn flroai- Acres area, to determine the. composition of the land. He ommended that now that the committee has full information that a meeting be set up with thi city planner and planning board to select a definite site. A final viewing of the two proposed sites was set up for 10 a.m.. today, for any interested Board members. The meeting with the city planner is .expected within ;a week or two. Clement Michaud'and Donajd Wait each sent individual letters' to the Board, asking to purchasr an old barn located on the Yu- dicky site. The board investigate the legal aspects-of such a transaction with the dtjr solicitor before taking any action. Today's Chuckle A genuine old-timer is one who can remember when a data process- Ing center was known simply as a women's afternoon bridge club. Nashua Celeoranh Weather Clear, Cool Tonight Fair, Warmer- Thursday: 1969 The Telegraph's 100th Year As A Daily Newspaper... C J 1 FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 51 Established as a Weekly October Incorporated a! a Daily March 1, 18M NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 40 PAGES Price TEN.CENTS Drugs Added Drivers Must Accept Tests CONCORD, N. H. (AP) An amended version of a House-passed bill outlawing driving while under the in- fluence of hallucinogenic drugs has won the approval of- the Senate: It brings narcotics use into the state's so-called implied consent law. What Is Means This means that anyone who drives in the state is deemed to automatically have given con- sent to a chemical lest of his blood and urine to determine the alcoholic, narcotic or drug content of his blood if he is ar- rested for an offense committed while he's driving. Refusal to submit to the test means the state can revoke the driving license for 90 days. In other business, the Senate Tuesday passed a House-ap- proved bill concerning the pro- tection of confidential medical information obtained for re- search by. the .state health and welfare agency! In the House: The lower chamber killed a bill that would have provided liquor licenses for first-class ballrooms. In other action, the House al- so killed a bill dealing with dog licensing and certification of ra- bies vaccination. The larger chamber sent the Legislative Council a bill dealing with mobile barber- shops. It delayed until today ac- tion on a bill concerning loans by savings banks. A Senate-passed bill giving federal court jurors free parking was passed by the House. The House killed a bill con- cerning the University of New Hampshire's purchasing proce- dures. It had been, withdrawn by its sponsor. Sencrfe Gefs BUI to Hike Mayor's Pay A bill to raise the mayor's sal- ary from to and to allow him a expense ac- count, cleared the House of Repre- -v sentative? yesterday and was sent to the Senate. It is sponsored by Rep. Mau- rice L. Bouchard, who is also an alderman-at-large, and received a favorable report .from the city's delegation to the state legislature. The after a public hearing in the City Hall April 14, recommended passage provided it was amended so the expense ac- count funds 'would be provided through regular- municipal dis- bursing channels. The House yes- terday approved the measure with the recommended amendment. Introduced for a first reading was a bill to merge the city's health and welfare departments. Presently, the welfare department is under the jurisdiction of the city clerk. The Board of Aldermen approved merging the two depart- ments about a month ago to fa- cilitate receipt of state and fed- eral grants. Bouchard is the sponsor of the bill which was referred to the .Nashua delegation. A measure to enable towns to'acquire and preserve historie sites and buildings won the ap- proval of the House. A bill dealing'with the pow- er of State Police employes in municipalities was killed. The House passed a meas- ure relating to school district meetings. The House passed a bill in- creasing the compensation of the Nashua mayor. The House killed a similar bill dealing with increases in the compensation of the mayor and councilmen of Rochester. In other legislative develop- ments: House Appropriations Com- mittee Chairman Joseph Eaton of Hillsborough said he's sur- prised Gov. Walter Peterson is putting the stress on the differ- ences, rather than similarities, In the budget. He also said he is shocked that the governor has implied there's a short-changing of the university. Eaton added that the amount given to education is a fixed amount and that the governor's earmarking concept was turned down by his committee because it is a theory that is being abandoned elsewhere. Salem Man Dies in Viet SALEM, N.H. (AP) Navy PO 3.C. Thomas Gaudet, of Sa- lem, is New Hampshire's latest victim of the Vietnam war. Gaudet was reported killed in action on a gunboat patrol in Chunong Thien Province. A report from military author- ities to his widowed mother, Mrs. Jennie Gaudet, said Tues- day her son was killed April 21. His death brought to 12 the number of New Hampshire servicemen to die in the war this month. School Calendar For City Listed The following is the school schedule for 1069-70 as approved by the Board of Education: Schools open Sept 3 and close Dec. 23. Schools re-open Jan. 9 and close Feb. 20. Schools re-open March 2 and close April 24. Schools re-open May 4 and close June 17. DAYS OFF: N. H. Education Association Meeting, Oct. 10. Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 28. Good Friday, March 27 What's So Special About FREE CHECKING NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. That's what! Member, F.D.I.C. President Warns Militant Students Discusses Campus Disorders President Nixon yesterday said of 'campus disorders: "There can be no compromise with lawlessness and no sur- render to force if free education is to survive in the United States of America." He spoke before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at its annual meeting in Wash- ington. He said it is time that adminis- trators have "the backbone to stand up." (AP Wirephoto) Widening of Nashua Streets Is Favored by Survey Team By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER The second phase of prelimi- nary recommendations to im- prove safety and capacity of the Nashua street system was pre- sented to the aldennanic traffic committee last Among the widening of Canal, Bridge, East Hollis Streets and portions of Temple, Main and Allds Streets; signalization of the Burke Allds Marshall Street intersection; establishment of a one-way system for Kinsley and West-Hollis Streets and construe-, tion of islands, along with some minor widening :at the Temple- Amory Street intersection. Presenting the recommenda- tions were Robert Blumenthal, president of Bruce Campbell Associates, consulting engineers of Boston, and Paul Gailinas, BCA traffic engineer. Part of Study The recommendations were made as part of a TOPICS sur- vey which the firm is conduct- ing for the city. The first phase of the project recommendations were presented to the committee April 10 and the third and final phase will be unwrapped in the next few weeks. Desired Improvements In tha Manchester Street and Concord Street area, including the Henri Burque Highway, will be the subject of the final installment. The traffic committee will then review the recommenda- tions and forward comments to the BCA which will then pro- ceed to draft its project findings into final form. As proposed by BCA, Canal Street would be widened by six to eight feet to allow for four- lane traffic. The Canal Street bridge would also be widened for this purpose with a cantile- vered sidewalk to be attached to the bridge to permit the widening. East Hollis Street would also be widened for four-lane use. KUHLS MARINE PRODUCTS Available at Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St, 882-9491 Open Thun. It Til, M5hli 'Til 9 Blumenthal estimated that the only major land-taking for this project would involve the Nash- ua Beef Co. A part of the com- pany's building, or all of it, would have io be taken, accord- ing to preliminary plans. To" relieve a .bottleneck, Tern-, pie Street-would be widened on the north side across from-the J. F. McElwain.Co. plant area by relocating a retaining wall nearer to the: railroad tracks. There would also be some minor East Pearl.Street near the temple Street inter- section..'" "7 J The BCA firm is also pro- posing that Main Street from Allds Street northerly-to the Si-: mpneau Plaza area ,be "widened. Not Pqrsued Discussion on this item' was not pursued, however; as the traffic committee informed Blu- menthal' that the city had re- cently signed an agreement with plaza officials for the fu- ture widening and signalization of Main Street there. Blumenthal will review the agreement to determine its im- plementation in accord with the TOPICS, project. Mayor Requests School Board To Cut Budget The Board of Education has taken no action on the mayor's request to cut the school depart- ment budget by The board met to discuss the request last night in an executive session which followed the regular meet- mg. Superintendent of Schools Ed- mund M. Keefe said this morn- ing that the board again reviewed the budget and could come to no conclusion on cuts. However, the board has agreed to a further dis- cussion with the mayor it a pre- liminary budget hearing tomor- row night. The session will take place at I In the aldermanic chambers. Tha Board of Aldermen and depart- ment heads of the school depart- ment will also attend. As proposed, West Hollis Street would be one-way; west and Kinsley Street one-way east. The existing one-way pattern of streets between West Hollis "and Kinsley. Streets would be rear- ranged to permit unhampered access to St. Joseph Hospital and for the convenience of resi- dents. Presiding at the meeting was Alderman -'at Large John V. Chesson, traffic committee chairman. Among others pres- ent were Aldermen Leo H. Cou- termarsh, Charles-'E. Theroiix, Richard P. .Joyce, Aldermen-at- Large Berlrand J. Bouchard, Maurice L. Bouchard and Dep- uty Police-Chief Charles Hurley. By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon, after a month of silence on mount- ing campus disorders, says college administrators must "have the backbone to stand up" against student violence "if free education Is .to survive in the United States." No Compromise In a speech Tuesday to the 17th annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, the President said those who run America's colleges and univer- sities "must recognize that there can be no compromise with lawlessness and no surren- der to force." Nixon's strong statement was unexpected. His speech to the business group had been billed as only "informal remarks." Only twice since taking office had there been any previous Nixon pronouncements on the tide of student disorders that have swept the nation's cam- puses, including such prestig- ious schools as Harvard and Cornell universities. The White House Feb. 24 made public a letter in which Nixon praised a "get-tough" policy announced by The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, presi- dent of Notre Dame University. Hesburg pledged prompt expul- sion of students who disrupt the operation of the university. March 22, the President is- sued a statement warning of "cultural calamity" if violent demonstrations persisted. He said the educational community the federal government- must cope with the problem. Nixon spoke Tuesday with much the same tone as in the March statement, but with con- siderably more forceful lan- guage which brought repeated applause from the audience. While praising the younger generation and saying that "We do not want government control of our great educational institu- Nixon said: "When we find situations in numbers of colleges and univer- sities which reach the point where students in the name of dissent and in the name of change terrorize other students and faculty members, when they rifle files, when they en- gage in violence, when they car- ry guns and knives in the class- rooms, then I say it is time for faculties, boards of trustees arid school administrators to have the backbone to stand up against this kind of situation." He declared that the situation at this time required a state- ment from the President. I think all of those WKfl have a responsibility for provid- ing educational leadership must recognize that 'there can be no compromise with lawlennesf and no surrender to force if free education is to survive in; the United States of Nix- on said. Asserting that students today the best educated more deeply motivated, Nixon said, "We may not agree with them, but they do care." V High Court Backs Area School Plan V By CARL C. CRAFT CONCORD, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire's Supreme Court today upheld the legality of Wilton-Lyndeboro Cooperative School District's authorization of borrowing million to ac- quire land, build and equip a junior-senior high school. The high court overturned the decision of Hillsborough County Superior Court in the dispute over action taken at a special district meeting Nov. 19, 1968. Reginald Wetherall of Lynde- boro had sought to invalidate the action taken at the special meeting on grounds it didn't meet the voter attendance re- quirements contained in a state law. The lower court had ruled that the statutory provisions re- lied on by the school district al- low a special meeting to have the same authority .as an annu- al meeting only when the spe- cial meeting is held for budge- tary purposes and, since a majority of legal voters admit- tedly were not present and vot- ing at the special meeting, the lower court decided the rod was invalid under term of state's municipal finance act., The Supreme Court ruled'that the cooperative school district! law "shows a purpose part of the legislature to make it possible for newly organized cooperatives to put their plans into effect expeditibusly, and without waiting for an annual meeting, and a recognition that such-plans might well include the construction of new facili- ties." "The authority to borrow money during the period before operating responsibility should attach was not .intended t'o be limited to borrowing for budge- tary or operating purposes, but rather must be construed'to al- so authorize borrowings for oth- er purposes including capital expenditures" such as author- ized at the Wilton-LyndebtirB District's special meeting. ._ The was .or- ganized as of Sept. 1987, when it was certified by the state Board of Education. The district's "date of operating--re- sponsibility" is July 200 Attend County Celebration in City By JOHN HARRIGAN A need for more effective county government was stressed by Bernard F. Hillenbrand of Washington, D.C., last night at a dinner opening the 200th anni- versary celebration of Hillsbo- rough County. Held in the State Armory, about 200 persons, including many officials attended. Participating in the program were Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan; Armand A. Beaulieu, chairman of the County Commission; Gov- ernor Walter Peterson, and tice John H. Leahy of Superior Court. D. Alien Rock was toast- master. The talk by Hillenbrand, ex- ecutive director of the National Association of Counties, followed a varied program. It included a proclamation by Peterson, and a resolution read by Rep. John H. Latour, representing the N.H. General Court. Notes Differences Hillenbrand noted in county government between Maryland and this state, Claiming that county func- tions were In danger of being TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH assumed by the federal govern- ment, he called for a .re., struc- turing of the sj'stem. "We've got to get on with the business of reforming and re-organizing county he said. Hillenbrand had items in his speech which lashed out at New Hampshire's problems in par- ticular. Commenting on the need to exchange ideas between states, he pointed out that New Hampshire's county commis- sioners "are not allowed to travel outside of New England to exchange ideas with other county government officials." Receiving a nod of recognition from Governor Peterson was Hillenbrand's comment that some state legislatures "spend more time arguing about hunt- ing licensing fees" than dealing with more urgent problems. The meeting was the kick-off for the county's bi centennial celebration, which will progress through the summer with the observance of similar ce'lebrav tioiu in county towns'. Bookkeeping For small businesses and sub-contractors Reasonable Rates Tel. 883-3912 Abby t Baker 4 21, M M, 37, M. Comics Crossword 4 Editorial 17 Financial 21 Hal Boyle Thosteson 3! Nashua Scene 2 At Bicentennial Dinner Among those attending the Hills- borough County bicentennial dinner last night in the State Armory were, left to right: Armand A. Beaulieu, chairman of the County Commission: Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan; Bernard F. Hillenbrand, guest speaker; and Governor Walter R. Peterson. The plaques were presented by> the governor and the N.H. General Court   

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