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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 27, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Cbflckle The; reason nlghtciubi are to popular is that they're the only places .that are still open when your wife finished dressing. ...19ty 100th YMT At A Doily Ntwipoptr... Weather Fair, Cold Tonight Cloudy, Worker Wtdnesdoy FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 74 Eitibliihed in Wetkly October M, in lacorpbrittd u Daily March 1, 1IN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, MAY 27, 1969 Second Clan P At Nuhii, N. H. 26 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Houston Awaits Moon Heroes Report of Flight Key to July Shot By HOWARD BENEDICT SPACE CENTER, Houston, AP The Apollo 10 astronauts fly back to this space command post today for reunions with their families and reports to experts on all aspects of their flight around the moon, They took off by plane from Pago Pago in the Pacific Monday night for the 12-hour flight to Houston's Elling- ton Air Force Base. Splashdown in the Pacific The Apollo 10 spaceciaft, topped by parachutes, splashed down in the Pacific Ocean yesterday east of Pago Pago. The touch-down point was less than four miles from the earner USS Piinceton. (AP Wirephoto via radio from USS Princeton) Report Is Key What' the astronauts report will determine when the Apollo 11 astronauts leave on a moon- landing mission. The blastoff for that voyage "Is scheduled at Cape Kennedy July 16, but ipace agency officials said Apollo 10 raised a few questions that could delay it a month or two. The cone-shaped command capsule carrying Air Force Col. Thomas P. Stafford and. Navy Cmdrs. John W. Young and Eu- gene A. Cernan parachuted into the Pacific Monday, climaxing eight days in space that one ipace agency official said had "given us the .confidence to make the next'bold step." Dr. Thomas 0. Paine, admin- istrator of the National Aero- nautics and Space Administra- tion, said, "The real goal (of ipace program) is to develop and demonstrate the capability tor-interplanetary travel. Apollo 10 landed less than three, miles from the main re. covery ship, the carrier Princeton. Television cameras relayed the scene live to the United States and Europe. Splashdown was at p.m. EDT. In one 'of the fastest re- School Board to Ask Mayor To Reconsider Budget Cuts i C7 By Claudette Durocher After exploring the possi- bility of eliminating bus transportation for high schoolers or running the school system at a deficit, the Board of Education has delayed action pending a meeting with Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan. Consequences Cited the board mem- bers will attempt to impress Suljivari with the consequences of his cut and to get him to restore the funds. The session was- -agreed to at a meeting of the board last night after several demurred from approving a mo- tion by Paul G. April that the school system run at a.deficit rather than cut services. In trimming away from the school budget, Sullivan, pared all accounts, except ries which the Board of Educa- tion has autonomy in setting. Among items affected was transportation account which Sullivan reduced by the books and films account, re- duced by and fixed ac- counts such arfiiel, heat, water, telephone and electricity. Total Figure From the proposed school budget itself, the mayor lopped off from the amount re- quested, leaving a total budget of In 1968, the sum of was allowed. Sullivan pruned the compa- nion school athletic budget by. School Board Member, William J. O'Neilj JDjes William J.; O'Neil: of 53 Kin- sley St., retired high school teacher and present member of the Board of Education, died last night in the U.S. Naval Hos- pital, Chelsea, Mass. He .was 84. Born on Aug. ,22, 1884, he was graduated from Ayer, Mass., High School and the University. of Massachusetts, class of 1903. Formerly associated with the United Shoe, Machinery Corpo- ration in Beverly, Mass., he subsequently moved to Nashua where he taught school for 33 years, retiring in 1953. He wai elected to the Board of Educa- tion that year and had served continuously since. Mr. O'Neil'was a communi- cant of St. Patrick's Church. He was a member of the Na- shua Lodge of Elks, the Knights of Columbus, and the N.H. Re- tired Teachers Association. 'Survivors Include a son, Cap- reducing this budget to Last year, was granted for school athletics. The impact on the budget culj oh bus transportation was the subject of lengthy discussion. School Supt. Edmund M. Keefe reported on a conference held with the owner of the Hudson Bus Lines to set up a schedule for bus transportation during the next school year in view of the dual sessions, at the high school. But adoption of the plan was not .considered since the board pointed out that with the may- or's cut the bus transportation account could not meet obliga- tions. Dr. John N. Fontana said it was a shame to have thVboard members meet "night after night" to prepare its budget and to have the mayor cut it in the way he did. John T. Dimtsios maintained that aroused public opinion .would support the asking of a supplementary budget for the 'school system to make up the mayor's cuts. Remarking that had been cut from the telephone account and Wondering how this situa- tion was to be met, Fonlana commented that cuts 'of this na- ture were ridiculous and ab- surd. Gerald R. Prunier, noted that the book and film account was severely cut at a time when the need for more books and audio visual aids were being asked for. It was noted that the school department is not required to provide bus transportation for high school students and lhat this service might be cut back. to operate within the budgetary allowances made by the mayor for transportation. But several members pointed out that next year ninth graders would be attending high school arid under the dual session set- up they.would be leaving school at about In the winter, it was noted, this would mean having students SCHOOL BUDGET Page 2 Parady Appointed NHS Grid Coach Tax Problems? Bookkeeping and Accounting Services Fred Ackley 883-3912 POLAROID COLOR PAK II CAMERA NOW W STOCK 29.95 Special FbTOMART CAMERA Corp. 178 MAIN ST.. AT.VT TO 'S'MTE OWUMA. "tt Shop Fcioptrt" J. O'NEIL tain Roger -W. O'Neil, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy; four sisters, the. Misses Mary, Lillian, Made- line and Gertrude O'Neil of. four' grandchildren, Ally. .Roger W.-O'Neil Jr., and Bar- bara O'Neil of Boston, James O'Neil of Harrsdale, N.Y., and Karen O'Neil of Na- shtia..' The J.P. Moran F li n e r a 1 Home li In charge of arrange-, ments. By GREG ANDRUSKEVICH Ken Parady, head football coach at Laconia High School, last night was appointed by the Nashua Board of Education .to become, head grid coach at Nash- ue High next year. Parady succeeds Charles W. "Buzz" Harvey, who will move .up to .an administrative post. Parady was nominated' by Dr. Gerard .Levesque, chairman of the athletic committee and was passed by a unanimous vote. This morning Harvey stated: "I feel ,the. city is fortunate to get the man 'of Parady's calibre. He is real student of the game is high class gentleman both on and.off the field. He is well liked in Laconia ind I know they will be sorry to see him he concluded. When notified of his appoint- Parady he very pleased and welcomed the op- portunity to coach in Nashua. Parady is durre'ntly. waiting for his release from the .Laconia system and plans. to meet with Harvey next week. Parady, who hus coached base- ball and basketball in addition to'football, will handle only the football program at Nashua. 'In other action taken last night Robert Piccolo of Somerville, Mass., was appointed as the team trainer succeeding Robert Shrill- er Jr., who has resigned that post for new duties in Indiana. Pic; colo is a graduate of Boston University where he was in- structed by Tony Dugal, former head trainer at Dartmouth Uni- versity. Ronald Salvail of Nashua was approved as an assistant base- ball coach for Nashua High next season. CALIFORNIA HOUSE PAINT SALE Nashua Wallpaper Co. St.; 882-Wil Opca-Thurl.-A Frl. Mshtl What's So Special About FREE CHECKING TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE, if you're' over. That's what! 'VJ Member, F.D.I.C. coveries in the U.S. space pro- .gram, a helicopter deposited the astronauts on the deck of the carrier 39 minutes later. The astronauts, who became the first men to shave in space the day before, seemed elated, as they stepped onto a red car- pet rolled across the deck. They danced exuberant little jigs as they headed for sick bay and medical examination. Doctors reported they were in excellent physical condition. President Nixon, by radiotele- phone from Washington, (old, them, "This is a proud moment for the country." He, invited the trio and (heir families to the White House for dinner at a dale to be set later. Vice Presi- dent Spiro T. Agnew also tele- phoned congratulations. Warm Welcome After nearly six hours on the carrier they flew by helicopter to a warm welcome at- Pago Pago on American Samoa. Thenjthe astronauts boarded a CHl Starlifter for the flight back to the United States. Specialists .were ready to start debriefings almost immediately. They want.Stafford, Young, and Cernan to recall in detail every- thing about the liftoff May 18, the 76-hour coast out to the moon, the days in lunar orbit and the 54-hour re- turn trip. Emphasis .will be on the criti- cal eight hours. when Stafford and Cernah .left the command ship in a little moon lander, known as the LEM, twice ,swooping to within 9.4 miles of the surface to photograph and Aboard Recovery Ship Apollo 10 astronauts Eugene Cernan, Thomas Stafford and John Young (left to stand on the deck of the USS Princeton after being picked up from their spacecraft in the Pacific. Wirephoto via radio from the Princeton) (AP USS Inspect the landing site picked for Apollo 11. They rehearsed every, proce- dure for a moon landing except the touchdown itself They re ported that astronauts would find landing room at the site, lo- cated in the Sea of Tranquihty, if their approach 'was accurate enough to avoid large boulders and craters near the area. On June 2, the Apollo 10 crew will meet with the Apollo 11 as- tronauts, civilian Neil A. Arm- strong, Air Force Col. Edwin E. Aldrin and Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Collins. Armstrong and Aldrin are to land on the moon while Collins remains in moon orbit aboard the command ship. NASA 'Administrator Paine told a news conference Monday, "Today with the Apollo, crew safely on board the TJSS Prince- ton, we know, we can get to the moon. Tom Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernah have given us the final confidence to make the next bold step." He. noted that the present. launch date for Apollo 11 is July. 16, with .the landing set for July 20." he cautioned, "we have no inflexible commit- ment to these specific dates. We will hot hesitate to postpone the Apollo .11 mission if we feel we are not ready in all respects. And once that voyage has be- gun, we have no commitment that would make us hesitate to bring home the crew immedi- ately if we encounter prob- lems." "The Apollo 10 crew are the pioneers who. have brought man to; the threshold of a new era. today we obstacles.on the path to the he add- ed. George Low, manager of the Apollo spacecraft office, listed these areas of concern about the Apollo 10 flight: communications with the LEM during the first low pass over the moon. data showed that the LEM lost cabin pressure aft- er it was unmanned, pushed away from the command ship and sent rocketing off into space. If loss of pressure hap- pened with astronauts aboard the LEM, they would be protect- ed by pressurized space suits but would have to return to. the command ship, abandoning the effort to land on the moon.- with the two of the power-producing fuel cells. loosening of insulation oh the command ship hatch dur- ing a pressiirizatioh exercise. Nashua Soldier Is War Casualty Nixon Asks for Conversion Of Post Office Department By WILLIAM C. BARTON WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon asked Congress to- day for legislation to convert the Post Office Department into a., .government-owned, self-sus- taining service removed from Cabinet status. "Traditions .die hard and tra- ditional institutions are difficult to Nixon declared. "But tradition is no substitute for performance, aild if our postal system is to meet the ex- panding needs of the 1970s, we must act now." The President's, proposal was largely based on recommenda- tions submitted by Frederick IJ. Kappel, head of former Presi- dent Lyndon B. Johnson's Com- mission on Postal Organization. Nixon said his reform, besides removing the post office from the Cabinet, calls for several sweeping changes including: of an independent postal service wholly owned by the federal government and ad- ministered by a nine-member board of directors. and extensive collec- tive bargaining rights for postal employes. financing for major capital improvements, similar to the funding arrangement now held by the Tennessee Valley Authority. of a commis- sion of experts to propose changes in mail classifications and postage rates, subject to re- view by the seven presidenlially appointed members of the nine- jnan board. Army Spec. 4 Robert Peter 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Scibilia, 114 Peale Road, was killed in, Vietnam Friday ac- cording to. word received .by hii parents today. His death is reportedly the re- sult of hostile action. Scibilia was stationed with the 9lh Divi- sion 'of the. Army Infantry in the Mekong Delta area. Born in Boston, Mass., he at- tended the Sacred Heart School in Boston. The family moved here seven years ago, and he graduated from Nashua. High School in 196G. He completed his basic train- ing at Fort Dix, N. J. and took: advanced training at Fort Polk, La. He had been in Vietnam since January. He is survived by his father and mother, one brother, Ed- ward, 19, and one sister, Barb- ara, 12. He was the 186th New Hamp- shire man to die since the be- ginning of the war, and the 15th man from Nashua. ROBERT P. SCIBILIA TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Classifieds 15 22, 23, 24, 25 Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle Lawrence Obituaries 4 4 10, 11 6, 7 11 11 Dr. Thostesoh 15 41 Weather 1 21 Pearson Reston Sports Suburban News Television Theaters Nashua Feels Impact of Bay State Holiday Bv JOHN HARRIGAN What happens when. Massa- chusetts has a holiday while New Hampshire citizens The answer was easily avail- able to any motorist yesterday. All he had to do was drive down Main Street. Had he done so, he might not have made it home for supper. Instead, he might have spent a few minutes examining every, detail of Holman Stadium, or idling on Main Street watching the girls go by. Traffic was backed up all over the city yesterday after- noon. Cars trying to move onto Main Street from Amherst Street were clogged as far back as the stadium, while a drive down Main Street was reported in some instances to .have taken as long as a half hour. Nashua police were at a loss- as to where all the traffic cams from. But observers noted that many cars in the city Massachusetts plates. Massachusetts last year passed legislation which juggled' legal holidays to provide long weekends for the working man. The result Was that three holi- days, arc celebrated on the Mon- days of the weeks they normally would fall in. Thus yesterday many Massachusetts citize h s were winding up a fun and travel. It appeared that many of them woiind up that weekend in Nashua. Police said traffic hit its peak p.m. Exira officers were on duly at kcy.inlorseclions.-aml although there wore at limes, authorities .said that on the whole, traffic moved Uirly well, Library Hill Hodgepodge One of the traffic trouble-spots'yes- Amheist Stieet, while cars on Main lerday was the stretch from the Water Street blocked key intersections until Street ramp to Library Hill. Traffic unsnarled by police backed up as far as Holman Stadium on   

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