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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 24, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle To stay young, associate with young people. To grow oW In a hurry, Just try keeping up with them. 1969 Tkt 100th Ytor As A Dolly Ntwspoptr... C. M Weather Partly Cloudy Some: on Sunday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 72 it i Weekly October JO, ttti Incoiporated n a Daily March I, IW 'NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, MAY 24, 1969 Second Clsss Postage Puid At Nashun, Nfti. 20 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Apollo Astronauts Head Home Splashdown Slated Monday, P.M. By HOWARD BENEDICT SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) The Apollo 10 astronauts ended their moon odyssey and streaked for planet earth today, sharing their thoughts and views with mankind as they headed home. Air Force Col. Thomas P. Stafford and Navy Cmdrs. John W. Young and Eugene A. Cernan fired Apollo 10's engine at a. m. EDT to dart out of moon orbit and start the quarter million-mile homeward journey. Heading for Campsite For a Scout on a long march, there Is always the prospect of a camp to set up and a meal to get ready when he gets where he's going. Although one of the packs was larger than its bearer these three Scouts completed the march to the Thornton Road camp- ground here, site of this weekend's Dan- iel Webster Council Camporee. Left to right: Benjamin Klick, Jeffrey Stanley and Richard Robba, all Tenderfoot Scouts from a YVindham troop. (Tele- graphoto Harrigan) Splashdown Monday The astronauts are to cover a return path in 54 hours, splashing down in the Pa- cific Ocean Monday. They had circled the moon for during which they cleared the way for two Ameri- can astronauts to land on the moon in July. The critical firing occurred behind the moon's backside, out of radio contact. Mission control center in Houston wailed a sus- penseful nine minutes before Apollo 10 rounded the edge and flashed the reassuring radio sig- nals1. are returning to ySstafford announced, and the as- emphasized their ea- gerness by playing a tape re- 40-Hour Week Is Sought For Municipal Employes By Claudctte Dirrocher Tie 40-hour work week would become standard for municipal employes under the terms of an ordinance to be given a first reading by the. aldermen Tuesday night. Another ordinance com- ing up for final approval would alter the traditional summer meeting schedule .of the aldermen to provide for two additional iriefitings annually. Ten Measures The measures are among 10 which are listed tin the rela- tively light agenda the Tues- day alderraanic meeting. Aldermen-at- Large Eerlrand J. Bouchard and John V. Ches- son are the co-endorsers of the work ordinance. Aside from the 40-hour work week, the measure also calls for all.city offices to remain open throughout the lunch period by providing a staggered lunch pe- riod for staff members; installa- tion of a time clock by all city departments for hourly rated employes with the City Hall time clock to be installed and maintained by Finance Officer John H. Buck. New Policy The new policy would apply to all departments except when specifically exempted by the al- dermen. Exemptions would be con- sidered upon written requests to the aldermen. The new work policy would become effective 30 days after passage. Some already have a 40-hour workweek and time clocks. The work weeks varies mostly among City Hall personnel. For some office workers there, daily hours are from 9 to 5 with an hour and a half for lunch for a total work week of hours. Employes in the city clerk and city treasurer offices are on this they must also work until' 8'-'p.m. Thurs- days, on an alternate basis. School office workers have a long work day, beginning before 'to coincide with the opening of schools in the morning. Orheir City Hall workers have only an hour for lunch instead of an hour and a half. Most City Hall offices remain open throughout lunch but sev- eral close down. completely. The rules committee has rec- ommended passage for the ordi- nance to. alter the summer meeting schedule of the alder- men, provided it is amended. Under long-standing rules of procedure, the aldermen meet twice a month except for June, July, August and September when they meet only once. The ordinance sponsored by Alderman-at-Large Francis La- Flamme would have had the al- dermen meet once in June and July and twice in August and September. Aldermanic Meetings Rules committee members are recommending instead that the aldermen meet twice in June and September and retain their once-a-month schedule for July and August. The aim of the summer sched- ule changes is to cut down on the business backlog which oc- curs when the aldermen meet 'only once a month for four con- 'seculive summer months. The so-called "vacation" schedule has been in effect for decades. Coming up for a first reading under new business is a resolu- tion to convey water rights the city has over land on Broad Street owned by Alexander E. Maynard and Gerald Q. Nash for The measure replaced vetoed by Mayor Dennis J. Sul- livan two weeks ago to obtain a clarification of. intent and rights convej-ed. Old Business Under-, old business the alder- men will consider measures to: land on Seventh Street North (Extended) and'.at Textile Field for recreational purposes. The land is already being used for recreational pur- poses by the Park Recreation Department but was never for- mally put under the depart- ment's jurisdiction. R e c o m- mended for passage by the lands and buildings committee. the sale of square feet on Glenho Street to Chester and Shirley Coulombs for recommended for in- definite postponement by the lands and buildings committee. the installation of a push button blinker light at Amherst and Mitchell Streets, recommended for indefinite post ponement by the traffic com- mittee. the advance notice requirement for Zoning Board of Adjustment hearings from 72 hours to seven recom- mended for referral to the rules committee by the planning com- mittee. to the city's juris- diction traffic signals on the South Daniel Webster Highway, recommended for passage by the traffic commitlee. traffic signal in- stallations at. Factory and Water Streets; and at Mechanic and Water Streets, recommended for passage by the traffic commit- tee. Appointments Under appointments, the al- dermen will consider confirma- tion of the Hoger Matte's nomi- nation as a weigher for the Mc- Laughlin Storage Co. for. a term ending.Aug. 31. The nomination has been recommended for con- firmation by the appointments committee.- Under communications, t h e.} aldermen will read letters from U.S. Sens. Thomas J. Mclnlyre W-HOUR WEEK Page cording of "Going Back to Hous- ton." "The burn was absolutely Stafford reported. "And we've got an absolutely beautiful view of the moon." The astronauts beamed the view to earthlings, pointing their color television camera out the window to capture the desolate desert satellite reced- ing in the distance. They panned the camera across the surface and showed a clear view of the horizon with thousands of jagged craters in the foreground. "Fantastic incredible the astronauts uttered over and over again as they watched the moon grow smaller; Viewers on earth could agree. "That thing is getting rounder and rounder .and smaller and smaller all the Cernan said. Within an hour, the full disk ol the moon was visible, but the astronauts used their zoom Jens to zero in on particular features. Several times they showed features in the Sea of Tranquili- ty where two American astro- nauts hope to land in July. Staf- ford and Young had cleared the way for that landing Thursday when they (lew a fragile lunar landing vehicle to within 9.4 miles of the surface to certify the touchdown site. Stafford showed two adjacent dry plain areas, noting one was "chocolate brown in color and the other tannish brown." Not- ing the stark darkness of sgace, the Apollo 10 commander said: "The moon is set against the blackest black you ever saw. It's a jet black." Awed by the sight, he com- Dr. Norman Crisp Gets Medical Society Award Memorial 'Daze' in Massachusetts By niCHARD FISKE PEPPERELL Observance of Memorial Day or "daze" comes to Peppercll and to the rest of Massachusetts on Monday under a unique law instituted by the Bay Slate this year. The Com- monwealth is the only one ol 50 states to shift its holiday (o give- residents a three-day weekend. It will be in a slate of confusion, however. For instance, in Pep- perell on Monday banks will bt closed, post offices open and most businesses closed. On Friday, traditional date of the obser- vance, the banks will be the post offices closed and busi- inesses open as usual. New Hampshire and the rest of the nation, meanwhile, will cele- brate next Friday, May 30. Pepperell starts its observance tomorrow with services at St. Joseph's Church at a. m. and at the United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Monday, there will be a mass St. Joseph's Cemetery at 8 a.m. and a parade on Main Street starting at S. Among the units taking part will be a detachment from the 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Devens. Marshal will be Arthur II. Brown, of the Pepperell Post of the VFW, a veteran of the 101st Airborne in Vietnam and holder of the Purple Heart, the Air Medal, the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal with as well as other service badges. Guest speaker will be .Rev. Stanley Smith, pastor of the Community Church, a World War 'II veteran who served as a radio operator with a troop car- rier command. Also in the line of march will be the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, their Auxiliaries, Boy and Girl Scouts. The North Middlesex Regional school band will provide music. The VFW and (he Legion will attend Memorial Day services at North Middlesex Regional on school will held. A Nashua surgeon, Dr. Nor- man Crisp has been award- ed the New Hampshire Medical Society's outstanding commu- nity service citation for 1969. Announcement of the award was made in Burlington, Vt. by Dr. Jesse M. Gait of Dover, So- ciety president, a( the joint con- vention of the New Hampshire and Vermont Stale Medical So- cieties. The Society's citation makes note of the long career of medi- cine and community service al- ready compiled by Dr. Crisp, a 1925 graduate of the Univer- sity of Vermont college of medi- cine.where this year's two-stale medieal convention is being held. Born in Needham, Mass., Dr. Crisp is a 1921 graduate of Dart- mouth. He later interned at the Mary Hitchcock hospital in Han- over and' was a Fellow at the Mayo Clinic until 1933 when he began his practice in Nashua. He was twice elected presi- dent of the Hillsborough County Medical Society; is now a mem- ber of the Society's Council and (he Society's Commitlee on 4'Jjfirisprudence. T'V His community service which the Society award is made has been substantial. His has been a continuing leader- ship role in connection with fund raising, staff assignments and TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Afaby 7 [Social Church 5 Sports Classifieds .'Suburban News Comics 151 Teen Crossword 15 Television Editorial Financial Obituaries Pearson Reslon Theaters Il- ia 8, 9 3 13 Dr. Thosteson 7 Weather Women's Page TAPE RECORDERS by SONY or CRAIG Reel Cassette Cartridge LARGE SELECTION FOTOMART CAMERA Corp 178 MAIN ST. SCKXT TO STA'I'K "Bt Fotosmnrt Shop Folomart" CALIFiNIA HOUSE PAINT SALE NOW ON AT Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-M91 Onen Thilil ,1 Vrl. Klglili' 'Til What's So Special About FREE CHECKING AT NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance'if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. That's what! Member, F.D.l.C. DR. NORMAN CRISP general medical direction of the St. Joseph's hospital in Nashua. He was first elected chairman of the Nashua Board of Educa- tion in 1950 and continues to hold that position. Dr. Crisp was unable (o be present to receive the award be- cause of the public hearing on the Nashua city budget. The Nashua doctor was win- ner of the Greater N a s h u a Chamber of Commerce's Citizen ol the Year award in 1966. Dartmouth Pmtesters Denied Bail WASHINGTON (AP) Forty young people, most of them Dartmouth students, serving .10 day jail terms for contempt of court, were denied bail Friday by a justice of the Supreme Court of Hie United Stales. Associate Justice William J. Brendan Jr., denied the bail pe- tition without comment. The '10 were jailed for 30 clays and were fined ?100 each for contempt of court when they re- fused lo obey a court injunction commanding them to leave the Dartmouth college administra- tion building they invaded May Tax Problems? Bookkeeping and Accounting Services Fred Ackley 883-3912 Prime Recovery Ship The USS Princkon sails to its des- day. The Princeton will Jead a iarge tination in the Pacific to pluck the Apollo 10 space capsule and the three astro- nauts from the splashdown area on Mon- group of ships and planes to the recovery site. mented: "It makes you realize how far we've come in a few years and -makes you wonder how much farther we'll go in the next few years. "You've often heard the nurs- ery rhyme about the man in the Stafford said. "We didn't see one here... Pretty soon there will be two men on the moon." "If there were people down.: Young interjected, "they have a lot of rocks to play with." "This satellite of ours, this moon of ours, really had a rough beginning .back there Cernan said, add- ing later: "I've always believed that nothing is impossible and now I'm convinced of it. I hope that what we're doing here and what's going to go on in the fu- ture is going to be something that's going to be a betterment to all mankind." The astronauts televised the initial departure from (he moon for 55 minutes, shut down for nearly an hour and then beamed down .another five-minute pic- ture showing a smaller moon partially in shadow. "It looks like a chocolate milk the best color I can think Stafford said. ASTRONAUTS Page Z Weekend Edition Stock Lisfs Teen-Age Page Extra Comics Buildup i of Arms by Soviets lu Far East Aimed at China -By HARBISON Nm'Viirk Tlmii Nivii Imici IRKUTSK, U.S.S.R., The Soviet Union is carrying out a long-range military buildup in the Far East to meet any con- tingency with China. The buildup is described by Far Eastern intelligence offi- cials and visible to the visitor in' the few areas still open to travel. Under a stringent secu- rity blanket that now covers virtually alt ol Siberia east o! Novosibirsk, heavy troop move- ments have reinforced all ele- Soviet- Fir'_ East- ern Command. Between Soviet soldiers, in- cluding elements equipped with rockets, have been introduced into Mongolia. Military specialists estimate that the Soviet military estab- lishment now disposed across about miles of Siberian territory is substantially larger and far better equipped than the famous Red Banner Far Eastern command, which pro- tected the area against Japan's powerful Kwantung Army in -the lite J Esti- mates of the size' of the''Soviet forces range as high' as 1.5 mil- lion men, from Irkutsk east- ward. Normal Siberian travel by diplomats, foreign military at- taches and journalists has been generally banned by the Soviet authorities since the U s s u r i Hiver clashes with the Chinese in March. The ban was first imposed on travel to Khabarov- the key Soviet city on the Amur Eiver. It has 'since been extended to Irkutsk and the Lake Baikal region. 35 Residents Attend Hearing On Million City Budget By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER True to form, the public hear- ing on the municipal budget conducted by the Board of Al- dermen at the Crou'ley School auditorium last night drew a sparse attendance. About 35 residents were pres- ent to discuss the record million budget which is.-up by 51.58 million. After the hearing, Alderman- ic President Maurice L. Arel said he still plans to call the aldermen to a final budget ses- sion before the budget is put up for final approval. He said this would mean (hat the final budget approval will be considered at (lie June 10 aldcrmanic session, with no ac- tion to be taken on it at next Tuesday's session. Most of the hearing was dominated by a perennial trio of budget interrogators: .lay Cutler, James Lagios and WqJC-. gang Eschholz. Several newcomers to budget hearings look Hie opportunity lo enlighten themselves on the ba- sic operations of certain de- partments. Sewer KvtcMision Two residents of the Broad- acres area were especially at- tentive to the sewer extension allocations in the Public Work's department budget. But there were no promises, made that any of the funds were ear- marked to relieve the drainage problems of (he Broadacres section. In commenting on his previ- ous complaints about the lack of sufficient cruisers for his de- partment, Police Chief Paul J. Tracy disclosed he was np.w happy with tire transportation situation in his department. The mayor, he explained, has allowed for (lie purchase of one additional cruiser two cars wore instead of being turned in when replacement cars .were bought and a new federally-financed safety van is on its way. As expected, the ?4.000 raise {or Supt. of Schools Edmund M. Keefe was questioned. Dr. Norman W. Crisp, Board of Educaiion chairman, replied Keefe got the raise on merit and in consideration of the scope of his responsibilities and the size of the school system. At S22.000, the city is getting a bargain in bavins Keefe as superintendent, Crisp said, adding, the job was worth at least Jlifl.OOO a year. County Commissioner Ar- mand A. Beaulieu, candidate for mayor, questioned Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan on several points. One was why Sullivan didn't lump all of his expenses for of- fice help in one category to give a clear picture of funds spent to staff the mayor's office. Sullivan said part-time cleri- cal help for the mayor's office had usually been lumped in the part-time and overtime account of other City Hall per- sonnel but that Beaulieu's sug- gestion had merit. He said he did not know off- hand how much money was ex- pended on an annual basis for clerical help in his office and remorkcd he had been so busy trying to clarify budget break- downs in other departments he had overlooked compiling a budget breakdown for his own department. Arel conducted the lengthy session for which 11 of the 15 aldermen were present. Absent were Aldermen Robert, A. Dion, Richard P. Joyce, Charles E. Thoroux and Sherman Horton Jr. who is convalescing from surgery. Briefly discussed was the Park-Recreation Department's request for to build an enclosed swimming pool. Arel noted that the budget does not contain any funds for the proposed swimming pool and its construction would re- quire a-bond issue, subject tfl discussion and approval sepa-, rate from regular budget .ap- proval procedures. City, State Officials Hope To Unsnarl Park Plan Snags City and slate officials will meet Monday afternoon in the mayor's office in an attempt to unsnarl snags which have de- veloped over federal funding for purchase of land to. establish the proposed Nashua River-Ca- nal system. Spcuking of the latest develop- ments in the proposed purchase at the budget hearing last nighl. Aldermanic Presi- dent Maurice L. Arel voiced op- timism that funding problems would be straightened out. He said Roger J. Crowloy, head of the stale Department of Resources and Economic Planning, is working on obtain- ing a waiver from the federal government to allow the city to finance the acquisition as orig- inally-planned. Arel said the Nashua -.New Hampshire Foundation 'trustees also are ready to call a meet- ing to consider alternate financ- ing proposals if Crowley is un- successful in obtaining a waiver. Crow'ley is to meet with city officials Monday to jnform them on progress in obtaining the waiver which would allow city lo nblain a match- ins grant in a lump sum while tho city's share for the purchase is spread out over five-year period.   

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