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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 31, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               jr JT f f-f todaysmJMton today's Chuckle Old age Is like everything else: to make a success of it you've got to start young. W? Telegraph's 100th Year At A Newspaper... C M Weather To.riight, Fair and Cool Fair and 'Warm on Sunday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO: VOL. 101 NO. 77 Established Weekly October X, 1831 Incorporated u a Daily March 1, ISM NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. Price TEN CENTS Milford Youth Dies In Crash By M1CHELE BUJOLD GREENVILLE A 17- year-old Milford youth was killed here last night, and three other, persons were seriously injured in a spec- tacular head-on collision just beyond the railroad trestle on Route 31. At p.m. Benjamin Vallier, son of Mrs. Helen Vallier of Twin Elm 'Drive In Milford, was killed- when the car which he was driving ilammed Into an auto driven by Howard Clow, of Pleasant St., Greenville. The accident oceured at p.m. Vallier was pronounced dead on the scene by Dr. Alexander G. Law Death was caused by multiple head in- juries. Clow was transported by am- bulance to Monadnock Re- gional Hospital in Peterborough: Hospital authorities said he was placed on the critical list when brought in, but that his condi- Nashua Street Scene In 7890's Early Nashua area scenes highlight the Nashua Telegraph's special .Centen- nial Edition which is part of. today's issue. This taken in the 1890s shows the Mechanics Savings Bank and the C. W. Dodge Co., which were located In the Merchants Exchange Building on Main .Street. The Mechanics Bank was incorporated in 1869; the same year the Telegraph began daily publication. It ceased doing business in 1897. Dodge was the city's leading grocery store. Attendance Small, Discussion Lengthy Action on City Government Bills Deferred By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER The Nashua delegation to stale legislature is expected to meet sometime, .next week to form recommendations on two .bills affecting city government. Both bills were- reviewed at a public hearing Thursday night but the attendance was so it became a subject of discussion. One. of the measures con- sidered is sponsored by Rep. Jean Wallin and it would allow the city to issue bonds for 10 per cent of its. equalized valua- tion for. new school construction. instead of the present 'seven1 per cent limit. With, an equalized valuation of million at the present, the city can indebt itself for million for school construc- tion, of which million Is already committed. With the Wallin bill, the city could borrow up to 524 million for school construction. The other bill is sponsored by Rep-Alderman Robert A. Dion and it would restructure the fi- nance committee to allow ward aldermen to serve. At present, the committee is composed of the six aldermen-at-large with the mayor as chairman. Conducting the hearing was Rep. Roland H. LaPlante, chair man of the Nashua delegation. Legislators present included Reps. Arthur Bouley, Leo 0. Sirois, Theresa Drabinowicz, Mrs. Wallin and Dion. No Quorum Because there was no quorum, the legislators could not vote recommendations for the bills. Speaking In favor of the Wal- lin bill were School Supt..Ed- mund M. Keefe: Dr. Norman W. Crisp, president of the Board of-Education and chair- man of the joint school building committee; Board of Education member Gerald Prumier; Al derman-at-. Large Bertrand J. Bouchard, Dion, and Mrs. Wal- lin, who is also a member of, the Board of.Education. Keefe stated that because of the increased school population and overcrowded conditions in the system, the Board of Edu- cation had retained the Engel- hardt, Engelhardt and Leggett, firm to survey building needs. The survey indicated that Na- shua was headed for a pupi! enrollment, Keefe said, which the system could not ab- sorb with present facilities. The present enrollment, he said, has forced the school sys- tem to' go on dual sessions and when costs of any kind of school construction to meet the situation is considered the pres- ent bonded Indebtedness lim- it of million requires atten- tion. Therefore, the Board of Edu- cation, he said, studied the need to raise the debt limit and re- quested a member of the board to introduce a bill to increase the indebtedness limit. New High School The immediate construction program, Keefe indicated, calls for a new high school capable of handling about students and two new elementary schools. Commenting on her bills, Mrs. Wallin said state law now per- mits school districts to indebt York Tlmei News BOSTON-Sen. Edward M. Kennedy renewed his criticism of. the Nixon Administration's handling of the Vietnam war. But, although the Massachu- setts Democrat seemed to be reiterating his defiance of the administration, his r e m a r k i lacked the sharpness of his re- cent comment on the costly Apbia Mountain assault. "Above all he told the graduating class of Kmmanuel College, "they (the young gen- eration) ask why after four fruitless years, after all the les- sons we have learned, all Urn Tax Problems? Bookkeeping and Accounting Services Fred Ackley 883-3912 POLAROID COLOR PAX II CAMERA NOW IN STOCK Reg. 29.95 Special FOTOMART CAMERA Corp. 178 MAIN ST. NEXT TO STATB CINEMA 'Iln Jfototmiiri, -.Shop 1'olomni" lives we have lost, all the prom- ises we have heard they ask why we must conduct the same kind of senseless military ac- tions in the hills and valleys of that do not contribute to what we are try- ing to do In Paris and which delay the day of successful ne- gotiations." This evoked a scattering of among the or so students and guests gath- ered in Boston's War Memorial Auditorium. Emmanuel College, which has is a Catholic' girls school of which Kennedy is a trustee, as was his brother, the late President. The Senator has been at the center of a controversy over his Vietnam statements, which have drawn fire from the ad- ministration and the military. Yesterday, the senate majority leader, Mike Mansfield, CALIFORNIA HOUSE PAINT SALE NOW ON AT Nashua Wallpaper Co. IM W. Pcai-1 St. 882-9491 Kljliu. "I'll 9 themselves for school construe- mlttee composed of three were riot chosen to serve tlon up to seven per cent of aldermen and three at-large the committee. their equalized valuations, ex- dermen, to be named by also stated that it would cept Manchester which has a aldermanic president. The a situation whereby an 954 per cent limit. or would retain the would support a can- Manchester, she noted, edu- ship. for aldermanic president cates only 40 per cent of .the Tiidn contended that the grounds of being named school population while Nashua change would allow the the committee afterward. educates a larger percentage of aldermen to become better Favored BH1 its students. The growth situa- quainted with city finances. -20 Arlington tibn locally, she said, also poses aldermen.at-large, he said, said he favored .-.the bill on; special -problems In terms of to stick together as a group the grounds it .would' free three school facilities. and are somewhat apart .atJarge aldermen Bonding agents had been con- the other other committee -'a s s i g n- suited about the 10 per cent Mayor DemiU j. Sulllran salfl limit proposed, she said, and he ,has Mver dosed were .of city s. cofflmitteejnfating to'-anr watd-bondmg rate would not be im- alderman. who might wish to Pa'red- and he said he could It was also pointed out that t n real advantage ln the Engelhardt consultants had k, thej ch also advised city to raise its r r, j bonded indebtedness limit to Alderman-at- Large arid -permit three relatively: inexperienced ward aU -dermen to-Ieafn the workings-6f city finances. In presenting his testimony, Sullivan questioned the lack of quorum of legislators and sparse attendance of residents'. He said he felt that thiphear- meet school construction needs. J- Bouchard, while had received insufficient City Treasurer-Tax Collector in 'avo1' to warrant a wide at- Irving J. Gallant said he was bl11' said ne doubted The fact that the in favor of the bill generally the change "would BILLS Page Z but with an amendment that the limit be restricted to the Sirois was against the bill pending bond issue only after the grounds it would create, dis-which it would revert to seven satisfaction among the alder-per cent. especially Sh He said he felt the state sunny skies, thousands allowed a seven per cent in- debtedness limit to lighten the burden on taxpayers and cities. fditinrt Mrs. Wallin said her bill was UUUy ft thronged Main Street yesterday and viewed the annual Memorial Day parade essentially enabling legislation w and it would not be feasible Largest to restrict the 10 per cent said they considered the May 30 march as ons ing limitation to one building. The Telegraph's Centennial Edl-Eqnal'Reprcsenfaflon flon being distributed today is In presenting his bill, Dion the largest edition In the the most colorful in recent years. Several units appeared in a city parade for the first said he was attempting to paper's long equalize the representation on The four-section, 76 page paper the finance committee by allow- has been several months in march followed traditional exercises at Major Gen. John ing ward aldermen to serve. paration. John Stylianos, assistant His bill would have the com- managing editor, has been Foster's monument at Lock and Orange Streets. Featuring charge of gathering the news i 1 content. Waller t. Mclaughlin, JQ -I--I- n ft idvertising manager, assembled ,5 I advertising, much of it from old line firms wishing the program was an address by Gerald Spencer, national service officer for the Disabled American Veterans. Presiding over the program was George M. Papadopoulos, Civil Defense "I The edition combines the 1 1 lar Saturday newspaper with two UJ- -f- 7 sections of historical memorabilia and another section devoted to and past state DAV commander. The parade extended from Orange Street, to Concord ed the right of his colleagues the newspaper's centennial to Main Street, to Simo- to speak out on war strategy. >ccount highlights by Its Plaza where the partici- But most of the remainder building were dismissed. Of Kennedy's speech consisted On Monday, the Telgraph were many colorful at- of (he bland and vague advice appear In 8-column page Appearing for the to which commencement day printed in the new production -time were the Army Band audiences are accustomed. not on Pearson Avenue. As "Continental Army" from "What I ask of you today Is concluding event In the Devens. Dressed in the not he said. "It is to year the Telegraph plans aa of 1775, the Continen- make an adjustment in your fu- hawse at a later date when Army also wore three-cor- ture lives from a concern with new plant Is. In full hats and carried long your own home and family ex- cmsively, to an interest In The chief marshal was Mi- J. Dell Isola, past na- gether." TONIGHT IN This was the first of a series TWP commander of the Yankee Division Veterans Associa- of commencement speeches JnC 1 and chief of staff was Rob- planned bv Kennedy. Today he 3 (Social P. Paine, past state com- s to speak at the University Church 5 Sports 10. of Massachusetts, in Amherst. 14 15 16 News of the Marine Corps League. The liaison officer was He also plans to be at Fordham Com'ics 11 Taylor A. Caron, past com- Jniversity in New York next Editorial 4 Teen of .Tames E: Coffey Saturday, Williams College in Financial 6 Television American Legion. Amherst on Sunday and the Horoscope 2 Theaters parade was reviewed in Rough Rock. Indian School in Obituaries 2 Dr. Thosteson of the City Hall by Mayor Arizona on Monday. Pearson 4 Weather Mrs. Dennis ,T. Sullivan, What's So Special Star Mothers and invited guests, including officials. Music was provided by the Army Security Agency Training FREE Military Rand, Fort Devens; Nashua High; Amer- Legion; Veterans of For- Wars; All-Gir! Suburban. NASHUA Elks Trojans; Nashua Accordionnaires. Members of the police and minimum balance if you're under 65 department paraded as dirl the Civil Air Patrol, Elks NONE if you're over. That's vclerans groups, and a Member, large representation of Girl Scouts. Cub Scouts Uon has 'Improved' today. He suffered multiple head and body injuries. Two passengers in the Vallier car were also -transported by ambulance to the hospital where .they are listed as being In 'good1 condition. They were identified as Dorinda Maxfield, 15, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Max- field, Pine Valley Street in Wil- 'ton; and Lucius Wright, 51, also of Wilton.' Nelson LaFreniere, chief of police in New Ipswich, .who in- vestigated the accident, said that the mishap occurred at the ap- proach to a curve in Route 31. Earlier reports had said that one of the vehicles had swerved out to avoid hitting a hitchhiker, but LaFreniere said that to the best of his knowledge, no pedes- trian was involved. Born In Vermont Vallier was born in Brattle- boro, Vt., on Jan. 5, 1952, the son of (he late Verne H. Val- lier, and Helen (Blodgett) Val- lier. He had lived in Milford for the past 10 years, and was a member of the Junior class at the Milford AREA Junior-Senior High School. Besides his mother, he is sur- vived.by a sister, Kalherine E. Vallier, a brother, Thomas V. Vallier, and several aunts, un- cles, and cousins. The Smith and Heald Funeral Home in Milford is in charge of arrangements. Vallier's death was the fourth of the long holiday weekend, and brought the state road .toll for the year to 64. Three per- sons were Wonalancet and Canterbury yesterday. David Blunt, 33, of Canter- bury, and Robert T. Green, 31, ajso o.f Canterbury were killed in an auto 'accident at a.rf on Houte.SB .in that 'Mary S. Johnson, 17, 'of Char- loliesville, Va. was killed'.in .a motorcycle accident on Route1' 113A in Wonalancet at a.m. when the bike on.which she was a passenger went off the..road and hit a tree. Record Rate The first day of the Memo- rial Day weekend saw the death toll .in traffic accidents mount at a record rate throughout the rest of the country as thousands of motorists took to the nation's streets and highways. At 10 a.m. there were 264 persons killed on the road, while 11 persons died in boating ac- cidents, and 69 others drowned In accidents unrelated to boat- Ing. Before the holiday began, the National. Safety .Council esli- mated that between 550 arid 650 Americans would lose the! r" lives between time Thursday and midnight Sunday. So. far, the pace of deaths on the highway is running higher than in 1968, according to a spokesman for (lie safety cbun-. cil. To sel a basis for comparison with the .long holiday weekend, The Associated Press made a. survey of- traffic deaths in a rionholiday period of the same 78-hour duration from 8 p.m. Thursday, May 15, to midnight Sunday, May 18. The death toll from that weekend was 481. The record' death toll for 'i Memorial Day holiday..was 62tf over last year's fpur-day. period.! The highest traffic toll for: a' three-day-Memorial Day .holi- day was 542 persons in 1966. The lowest toll for a three-day. Memorial Day' period si h c World War.il was1204 in 1948. of last year holds for. the, most' traffic deaths in any holiday pe-; riodi. There, were 764 persons' killed during the four-day, week-; end. Russia Retains Red Leadership By PETER GROSE York Times Newi SlrVIni WASHINGTON The Soviet Union has retained its over- whelming lead over Communist ..China in the competition for the ,.loyalties of world Communist parties, but a new Ideological schism has become acute in- side the pro-Soviet Ing to a State Department "sur- vey. There are 88 national Commu- nist parlies both western and Soviet authorities recognize that figure of which banned or otherwise proscribed by their governments. About '70 of these parties are scheduled to be represented at ah International; fefence; the. which the Czech, crisis has ohlji served to exacerbate." "On one side of the funda- mental split are the tradition- Hughes wrote in his pre- face to the seek' to manipulate the movement by strengthening its organizational discipUne and functional cohe- sion around some dominant cen- ter. "Oh the other side are the In- novators, who stress consensus and autonomy, while ascribing to the Communist 'movement' as a whole .only symbolic im-' portance." Reports, .of the preparatory, discussions, for .the Moscow conr ference give dear indication of the contention be'twe'en 'these two the .-Riis- sians''ahd.most-of 'the Warsaw and S'ucH-'-as fact, countries on-the tradition- -Vietnamesfe, North Korean and 'which 'are 'trying "to remain neutral: in. viet schism. The Stale Department's sutv vey, prepared by the Bureau ol Intelligence and Research, at- tempts to assess and character- ize the domestic political posi- tion of each party, as well as its international alignment. Thomas L. Hughes, director of the Bureau, said the findings of the survey "cast a revealing light on the many divisions with- in and between various parties. Ita- lians and; other independent. minded parties among the Inno- vators. -The world -total- o{ -Communist party members is 45.2 million; according to the State .Depart- ment's estimate. Of the total, 94.J per cent found in the 14 countries under Communist rule, the report states. The worldwide figuri represents an increase of a- bout from (he compar- able United States estimate for 1967. Sunny Skies Greet Paraders, Spectators Parade Features Memorial Day Observance Memorial Day in Nashua cele- brated with the traditional parada which drew throngs of area residents to the downtown area. In the top the color guard of the Elks-Trojans Junior Drum and Bugle Corps. Bottom left, is a novel way of keeping a youngster con- tained and .watch the parade at the same time a play pen, which Is also used to hold an umbrella to shade the youngsters in front... At New Hampshire, Cathy Zanichkowsky of Nashua, waves to the crowds. (Telegraphotos-Andruskevich) and Brownies, baton twirlcrs, and others, adding to .the color- ful spectacle, The parade .commllice in charge -was headed by .Tames demons, chairman, and Jeanne' Sclwfleld, secretary treasurer, of the Joint Memorial Day C6mmitlee.'   

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