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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 29, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle Have you noticed that the men who Jog around the block are the ones who ride tractor lawn mowers? Nashua Celeqraph 1969 Tht Ttltsraph'i 100th YNT As A Dally Ntwipaptr... C J Weather Showers Likely Tonight Cloudy, Cooler Friday. FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 76 Established ii i Weekly October It, 1U Incorporated n i Dally March 1, INI NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THURSDAY, MAY Second Clan PiM At Nubia, N. H. 26 PAGES Prict TEN CENTS Arson Suspected Itt Pearson Ave. Fire Flames Destroy Building Lest We Forget (TeJegraphoto-ShoIIhoup) n Solemn Tributes Planned in City By MAXWELL COOK .Nashua residents .will be aware tomorrow, as they have been" on May 30 for the past 100 years, of the debt they owe the men who gave their country in its seemingly endless succession of wars. Memorial Decoration Day as it was originally desig- intended as a day for decorating the graves of those who fell during the Civil War but has, over the years, been expanded in both direc- tions to include the Revolution- ary War and the .five conflicts which have followed the war between the states. An unhappy reminder of the necessity for perpetuating the observance was the news Tues- day of Nashua's latest war fatal- 4 Robert Peter Sci- bilia, who was killed in Vietnam last Friday. The; annual Memorial Day pa- rade, commencing at 11 a.m., will be the highlight of the day's activities but many traditional exercises will take place earlier. Memorial services will be con- ducted in the Woodlawn and Edgewood Cemeteries, accord- Ing to George M. Papadopoulos, past department commander at the Disabled American Veter- ans, who has been designated as president of the day. He said the services will be held'at 9 a.m. at. Woodlawn Cemetery and at at .Edge- wood. At a service for all the unknown dead of our wars will be conducted at Soldiers Monu- ment. At 10 o'clock, the Navy Mothers Club will hold a me- morial service for the sailor dead at Main Street bridge. Following this, at the James E. Coffey Post of the American Legion will conduct a ceremony at Deschenes Oval. At exercises will be held at Foster Square. The speaker for this event, will be Gerald Spencer, national service officer for the DAV. Participants were advised that in case of inclement weath- er all exercises will be held at 11 a.m. In the Spring Street Jun- ior High School. demons Is Chairman James W. demons, past de- partment commander of DAV, is chairman of the Memorial Day committee and the commit- tee secretary-t reasurer is Jeanne Schofield of the Catho- lic Wars Veterans post. Parade units will be forming et Foster Square prior to 10: S5 and the procession will start promptly at 11 o'clock. The marchers will proceed along Orange Street to Concord Street, then follow Main Street to Simoneau Plaza, where the units will disband. The parade will be reviewed In front of city hall by Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan, Gold Star Mothers and other invited digni- taries and guests. At the head of the parade will be Michael Dell Isola, chief marshal. His chief of staff will be Rob- ert Paine and Roland A. Caron will.be liaison officer. Assistant liaison officers are Matthew Lynch, Joseph Bourbeau and Ralph Gagne. SOLEMN TRIBUTES Page I By JOHN HAKRIGAN A fire which Chief Albert Tanguay described was "of t suspicious nature" last night swept through a warehouse building on Pearson Avenue, destroy- ing the two-story wooden structure. The building, the former Nashua Supply warehouse, is owned by Dr. Ernest L. Allen. Alarm Units from Central and Am- herst Street stations "answered the first alarm, Box 114, which was turned in at p.m. The second alarm was rung in at with units from Lake Street responding. Firemen were at the scene for over three hours, although Chief Tanguay said the fire- had been "confined" after about 15 minutes. Officials were wary of the blaze be- cause of the close proximity of several apartment houses on Park Street adjacent to the burning structure. But quick action prevented the fire from spreading. Chief Tanguay said he had turned.the investigation over to police last night, and that the probe would be handled by the -inspectors'-division. He noted that the fire was not discovered until it was well under way, and that two Tele- graph employes had looked out some 10 minutes before the alarm and had seen nothing unusual. Tanguay said he based his suspicions on the indication that the blaze had started on the outside of the structure. He Good Weather Promised for Long Weekend It appears that Mother Na- ture has decided to commemo- rate Memorial Day by launch- ing the summer season. Sum- mery weather arrived yesterday, just in time for the long holiday weekend, complete with sunny skies and 80-degree tempera- tures. Even the nighttime low was a balmy 59. High temperatures today are expected to be in the low 80s, with the possibility of showers or thundershoivers tonight. Me- morial Day promises to have ideal parade weather, with part- ly cloudy skies and tempera- tures in the mid to upper 70s. The forecasters are predicting summery weather will continue through Sunday. There may be some.cloudiness and few show- ers early Friday, but clearing should follow and the mercury should climb into the 60s, 70s and perhaps the low 80s. Pearson Avenue Warehouse Destroyed by The photo at left was taken soon after the first. truck, arrived at Pearson Avenue last night to fight the wall of flames, which rapidly spread, through the building. At right, firemen scale the west wall to battle the spectacular fire. Harngan and Snalhoup) laid the flames had worked well up the outside walls by the time firemen arrived. Reportedly housed in the de- stroyed building were plastic materials used by Dr. Allen, and over record albums. One source said items in the storage area were valued at Hundreds Gather.. Hundreds of persons gathered on Main Street and Park Street to watch the proceedings. Po- lice were busy keeping t h crowd away from the scene, as well as rerouting traffic around the area. Main Street had to be closed for shout 90 minutes. Shortly after fire units ar- rived, viitt near the building snapped and caused brilliant explosions of electricity. Later, workmen from the Public Serv- ice Company disconnected other wires in the area. Chief Tanguay said he hoped the cause will be determined sometime today, but that thJ Investigation, will continue. The Telegraph will not be published TOMORROW-.-.." MEMORIAL DAY ALL DEPARTMENTS CLOSED Congress Pressing Probe Of Protests by New School Sites Acceptable By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER Two sites in the northwest section of the city Were recom- mended as acceptable for the construction of a new elemen- tary school at a meeting last night of the joint school build- ing committee. Meeting with the committee was Nicklaus J. Engelhardt of the educational consultant firm of Engelhardt, Engelhardt and Leggett. He had viewed possible sites for the new elementary school construction earlier in the day with members of the Board of Education site committee. Engelhardt reported that a tract on Coburn Avenue and another off Birch Hill Drive would be acceptable for con- s t r u c t i o n of an elementary school. Site preparation costs for the second location, he said, may be high because of ledge and other factors. The Coburn Avenue tract, however, may involve heavier cost for installation of sewerage and water lines than the Birch Hill Drive site, Engelhardt' noted. Engelhardt again urged the committee to get started with its school building program and reiterated his support for a sin- gle, comprehensive high school. Attempts to form a suli-com- miltee to select architects were fruitless as the committee did not have a quorum present. A meeting of the building committee and the Planning Board was set for Monday night to discuss possible sites for the new high school. Attending the meeting were Dr. Norman W. Crisp, John T. Dimtsios, Mrs. Margaret Q. Flyno, Jean R. Wallin, Marga- ret S. Cote, Gerald Prunier, and Herbert "Miller, all members of the Board of Education; Alder- man-at-Large Bertrand J. Bou- chard, Aldermen Leo H. Cou- termarsh and Donald L. Ethier. By NAN ROBERTSON New York Sli-vioi WASHINGTON The revolu- tionary nature of American stu- dent protest is about to come under intensive and simultane- ous scrutiny in both Houses of Congress. The .House Committee on In- ternal Security, successor to the activities committee, an- nounced hearings to begin next Tuesday on the .Students for a Democratic Society. The S.D.S. has led left radical movements on American campuses since 1962. Nashua Hospital Plans Expansion Nashua Memorial Hospital Is planning an expansion program that will include additional pa- tient beds and enlarged sup- porting facilities, T. Harrison Whalen, Administrator, an- nounced today. The cost of construction, will be financed in part by a build- ing fund campaign to start in the late fall of this year, Wha- ler, said. The cost of the project has not been determined but the Boston architectural firm o! Ritchie Associates has been en- gaged to design the addition. The firm of Will, Folsom Smith, Inc., hospital fund rais- ing counsel, has been retained to direct the campaign, Wha- len added and will shortly be- gin a pre-campatgn study of potential. Meantime, Sen. John L. Me- Clellan's permanent subcom- mittee on investigations has subpoenaed records from at least five' universities on groups and persons allegedly involved in student disorders. The Senate subcommittee requested that the information be submitted by next Tuesday. They were Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, the University of Cal- ifornia at Berkeley and Cornell, all torn in recent months by student disruptions. Stanford University was re- quired to submit.documentation on 12 groups and 90 persons. The Senate subcommittee sub- poena served on Berkeley asked information from the university on 48 individuals and 11 organi- zations, not all of them campus- based. At Stanford, about half of the -organizations had no for- mal connections with the uni- versity. Stanford's Provost, Richard W. Lyman, pointed out in a meeting with faculty and stu- dent leaders that many ques- tions remain to be answered be- fore the exact meaning of the subpoena can be established. "Apparently, none of the indi- .viduals has been subpoenaed and, as far as we can tell, tin information requested Is of I limited" Ijyman said. Stanford disclosed no names, which is the university's normal practice on such matters. Records Demanded Columbia announced that. McClellan subcommittee had de- manded university records on four or five action groups, but would not disclose which they were. Harvard has received sub- poenas asking for records of 21 graduate students who are mem- bers of S.D.S. Rep. Richard H. Ichbrd, D- Mo., chairman of the House Committee, said the present in- vestigation of S.D.S. had beea under way since March 6, is continuing, and will continue for an indefinite period. TONIGHT. IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 8 Baker 5 Classifieds 22, 23. 24, 25 Comics Crossword Editorial, Financial Hal Boyle Lawrence 21 22 4 6 18 4 Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries 5 Pearson 4 Reston 5 Sports 12, 13 Suburban News 10, II Television 13 Theaters 13 Dr. Thosteson 17 Weather 4 Amendment to State Sales Tax Bill Fails to Impress House By Adolphe V. Bertiotas CONCORD, N. H. (AP) The House has killed the last of the broad-based tax .bills, a proposal for a itate sales tax. 126-1U Vote -'The 2M-112 'vole Wednesday ensured that New Hampshire will remain, for the time being, the only state in the country a tax.on either all or incomes. 'Supporters' of the sales tax at- tempted to amend tin bill by. reducing the tax rate from 1 per cent to 1 per cent and to make it effective Jan. 1, 1970, effort to gain approval. But the House postponed the bill indefinitely, In effect put- ting It off at least two years. Measures calling for taxes on incomes and sales, or combina- tions of the two, have been de- feated previously in this session and'in earlier of the legislature. Under House ntles, no other broad-based ta.v bills can brought up during this cession. The defeat of the sales tax measure enhances the possibili- ty of a summer session to bal- ance the state budget. House Speaker Marshall Cob- leigh at a testimonial in Bedford on his behalf Wednes- day night that It is possible the question of broad-based taxes might be brought up again at a special session. He jaid that he hoped there would not be a need for a spe- cial session but added, "I'm not really optimistic." He said Is the possi- bility of changing Hie rules; there are ways to resurrect it (a broad-based Cobleigh was joined in his sentiments by his counterpart, in the upper chamber, Senate President Arthur Tufts, R-Exe- ter. When asked about the possi- bility of a special summer ses- sion, Tufts said: "Yes, if enough revenue is not raised to balance the budget, there will have to be some means to find some money at a little spe-; cial session." Gov. Waller Peterson has said he Would call the legislature; back into session if it did not pass his tax program or suit- able equivalent tax measures. It was estimated that income from the sales.tax would have been million during the first 18 months of the next fiscal hi- ennium. The tax had 24 major exemp- tions ranging from food to bibles.: Rep. Raimond Bowles, It- Portsmouth, spoke In favor of. the levy. He called It "a proven POLAROID COLOR PAK II CAMERA NOW IN STOCK Reg. 29.95 Special fOTOMART CAMERA Corp. 178 MAIN ST. NEXT TO S'I'ATB CINEMA Folotmnrt'- Shop CALIFORNIA HOUSE PAINT SALE NOW ON AT Nashua Wallpaper Co. 139 W. Pearl St. 882-MM Own Tbutl. Frl. KlsMl Til t 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.l.C. Clyde-Garfield OLDSMOBILE CADILLAC N.E. Automotive Village WILL BE CLOSED Friday, Saturday it Sunday May 30 thru June 1 in order' that their employees may enjoy long holiday week-end. and predictable revenue jet- ter." Hep. Ernest Coulermarsh, D- Nashua, called the proposal an attempt to "get the iron shoe in the door." Killing the proposal means money has to be found some- where to balance the General Fund budget. The deficit for the budget is pegged at anywhere from million to million. Among plans to help balance the budget proposals to im- pose a 4.25 per cent tax on real estate sale profits which was to be debated on the House floor today and a proposal to raise the tax on the capital stock of banks from' 1 per cent to 3 per cent; the'yield from SALES TAX Page 1 Tax Problems? Bookkeeping and Accounting, Services Fred Ackley 883-3912 Command Over Moon The Apollo 10 command module arid service modules are photographed from the lunar module after CSM-LM separation In lunar orbit. The CSM was about 175 miles east of Smyth's Sea .and was ?bove rough terrain. The horizon is approximately 375 miles away. Numerous bright craters and absence of shadows shows that the sun was almost directly overhead when photo was taken. (NASA Photo via AP Wirephoto)   

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