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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - July 8, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                                Today's Chuckle Sure sign of wealth: a bald- headed man getting a haircut Nashua New Hampshire's Largett Evening Newspaper. Cool Tonight No Change Wednesday Report On Page Two VOL 101 NO. 108 Cootinuinj the New Hunpshlre Telejnph Established October NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY. JULY 8. 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N.H. 20 PAGES Pric. TEN CENTS 4 Families Flee Blaze; 2 Fire Fighters Hurt A blaze last night at 36 and 38 Courtland St. proved to be a stubborn one for Nashua firemen, as two were injured and others overcome by heavy' smoke in the three-hour battle. At left, firemen Maurice Trottier turns away from thick smoke as At Street Blaze he attempts to extinguish a flare-up in a dormer. At right, fireman Robert Ouellette is carried on a stretcher after he was felled by smoke. (Tele- graphotos Harrigan) Big U.S. Welcome Awaits Returning Combat Troops McCHORD Am FORCE BASE, Wash! (AP) The first U. S.' troops to be pulled out of Vietnam. by President Nixon winged homeward: in nine' jet transports today affer." a i sendoff marked by military! fanfare and the thanks of Saigon officials. Significant Moment Gen. Creightpn W, Abrams, commander of American forces in Vietnam, told'the 8H men in the first contingent Vof U.S. troops, being withdrawn: "You'occupy a significant mo- ment In history." gala welcome awaited .the infantrymen, almost all veter- ans of at this Air Force base, hear Ft. Lewis and the city of Seattle. Army chief of Staff Gen. Wit- liam'C. Westmoreland; a former U.S.. commander in .Vietnam, flew; In with decorations for five of the re- Soviet Fleet To Visit Cuba By BERNARD GWERTZJIAN York Timet Nlwi S.mc. MOSCOW A seven-ship So- viet naval by :a rocket cruiser and two subma- rines, will pay "a friendly visit" to Cuba July 20 to 71, TASS, the Soviet press agency, an- nounced today. The visit, which will bring So- viet warships close to the south- eastern shores o! the United Stales, has stirred considerable speculation among diplomats here. Since the Soviet naval visit Is timed for Cuba's national day on July 26, it can be regarded as a further sign of improving re- lations between Moscow and Havana, which had grown cool in recent years.- The fart that the squadron is venturing into waters long re- garded as in the U.S. domain, Indicates that Soviet leaders are continuing to carry out a policy of showing the flag in all the world's waters. ,The timing of the announce- ment, more than two weeks be- fore the actual visit, led diplo- mats to speculate that the visit might be a sort of "retaliation" for President Nixon's planned visit to Rumania on Aug. 2. The Soviet Union has not commented officially on the Nix- on mission, and in private con- versations with Western diplo- mats, Soviet officials have said the trip to Bucharest should not pose any obstacles to im- proving U.S. Soviet relations. Some sniping at Nixon in the Soviet press over the weekend has led diplomats to believe Moscow cannot be very happy with his venturing into eastern Europe. In their opinion, the naval squadron's visit to Cuba may be an indirect way in say- ing lhal (wo can play the same game. Other diplomats believe the trip lo Caribbean waters is re- lated more to Soviet displeasure with the periodic visits by American warships into the Black Sea, which, although an international sea, has long been regarded by the Soviet Union as being within its general security area. The TASS announcement said the squadron would consist of a rocket cruiser, two screening ships, which observers believe are destroyers or destroyer es- corts, two submarines, a moth- er ship and a (anker. The only reason given by TASS for the trip is that "this visit will help further strengthen friendly relations between the Soviet and Cuban peoples." The ships will also be in Cuba for Soviet Navy Day, July 27. Soviet propagandists have al ready begun a campaign in hon or of that day, pointing toward the growing strength of the navy, hng regarded as the weakest of the Soviet armed forces. -In recent, years, the Soviet navy has reorganized its marines, stepped up production of missile carrying subma- rines and rocket cruisers, and has begun construction of a se- ries of helicopter carriers. The Soviet navy's presence In the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean, along with its regular cruising in the Pacific and At- lantic Oceans, has caused con- cern lo some Western military leaders. lurnmg soldiers of the 3rd Bat- lalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infan- try Division. On Ihe program for the next three days were speeches by public figures, band music, a girls many cases; family re- .Among those who saw''the troops off-it Tan Son Nhiit air- port Tuesday were South Viet- namese President Nguyen Van President Nguyen Cao Ky and Defense Minister Gen. Nguyen Van Vy. Thieu and Ky were surprise last minute arrivals, just before the soldiers marched to their waiting'CUl Slarlifter aircraft. They passed down the ranks o! the fatigue-clad Americans shaking hands and thantin; them for their services. Addressing the departing bat lallion, Thieu said: 'Together we have repelled Communis aggression. This has been our goal and our purpose." Only The Beginning "This is only the beginning o this Thieu said. He noted the losses of the U.S. Sth division in South killed in said, "Our duty Is to make sure this sacrl fice was not In vain." "We fully realiie that the pri mary responsibility of the strug gle should be the 45- year-old South'Vietnamese pres idem said. He added that his ha tion would still need comba support and supplies but 'woulc hare "less and less need for the blood of other nations." 'After his speech, Thtea pre BIG WELCOME By JOHN HAHRIGAN' Four Nashua families were left homeless and two Iremen were injured in a Courtland Street blaze here last night. A total of nine persons fled the late evening fire, which swept through the attic and left'gaping holes in the roof of the three- story apartment building at 36 and 38 Courtland St Hen Hospltafaed Taken to Memorial Hospital was; fireman Robert Ouellette of the Crown Hill station. He was rushed from the scene after he overcome by the heavy smoke. Also injured In the battle was Rllliam Garneau of Central sta- tion. Kre officials said coupling blown loose by i car crossing t hose struck and in- ured his ankle. He had to leave the scene after the mishap The fire was first noticed at ibout It p. m. by Lawrence Houle, who had just arrived home at his second-floor apartment with jis wife when he smelled smoke. Fire Chief Albert Tanguay saH Houle went to the attic to in- vestigate, but found it so hot in the area that he could not ap- proach it. Units from Amberst Street, Central and Airport stations an- swered the alarm. Tanquay said the fire had "been aiming for some time" when firemen arrived. He soled that the Houles, whose apartment is immediately below the attic, wf re away, all day. Aroused Occupants Houle reportedly raa through the building rousing the other oc- cupants after he turned in the alarm. Besides Houle, his wife and their sen. the apartment buSd- ng boused Mrs, Huel WatMns, Mrs. and Mrs. Forest Cramer and son, and Haris Salgals and us mother. All of them escaped the fire safely.., The house is owned by Dr. An- drew Weston. c{ 40 Concord St. Fbe building is ell-shaped, with asbestos siding and an asphalt roof. Tanguiy said actual fire dam- age was limited to the attic and the roof, that the second story sobered much water damage and some smoke damage. He that firemen had the Maze unfcr control in about 30 rain- utis. According lo Tanguay, the fire probably started in the center portion of the itfic, which is par- titioned off. This partitioning re- sulted in firemen using seven lad- ders pros a big aerial ladder to gain entry to all parts of the at- tic. Local fire officials were at the scene this morning to investigate the cause. Dr. Weston lauded firemen for their efforts salvage clothing and other items. "They put sal- vage bags on a Iot_of he said this morning, .they dragged out other articles." Second Fire The Courtland Street fire was the second serious cue of the day. Earlier, at pjn., a house at 27 Gilman St. had kept fire- fighters busy for more than two hours. Owned by Roland Kerouac, who had an apartment on the second floor, the building housed two other persons Ja hro apartments on the Er4 Boor. Mrs. she was treated and rt- Tberiault and Cleoa P. Jones the Maze, which officials say started in Kerouic's apartment rom hot fat on a stove. Mrs. Kerouac suffered bums on icr arms when she attempted to porch, and burned parts of tin extinguish the Mare, and had lo'altic and roof. A dog belonginj be taken to St. Joseph's Kerouac died in the fire.. Belanger Nanied To N. H. S. Post Astronaut Describes Darting Drop on Moan CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) "We'U have a view of the landing area from about feel, two to three minutes be- fore landing we'll be contin- uously observing it for its suita-1 bility, namely a smooth touch- down point and absence of large craters." That'j how Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong describes the final moments of the daring descent Red Rolfe Dies Today HANOVER, N.H. ert A. (Red) Rolfe, one of the New York Yankees' all-lime greats who helped the club to six American League pennants, died today. He was 60. Rolfe, whose brilliant playing career was shortened by poor health, died at his home on GOT- ernor's Island in nearby Guil- ford after a lingering illness. He retired as alhlttic direclor at Dartmouth College here, his alma mater, in 19CT after under- going surgery for an intestinal disorder. o the moon he and Edwin E. VIdrin Jr. are to make July 20, our. days after Apollo II Is aunched. The planned landing area is a hree-by-seven-mile oval In the "lea of Tranquillity.. In practice this week, the two moon-bound men are concen- trating on the critical and dan- gerous landing and takeoff in a unar module (LM) trainer while fellow astronaut Michae! Collins works in the commanc hi? simulator. They aUo >lanned today to rehearse the aunching from Cape Kennedy "As we come down lower am Armstrong said In an interview last week, "we'll be able to evaluate the landing sit setter. If required, we will alter that landing point either farther ahead or olf to the left or right, or perhaps a little short o where the machine is being di reeled automatically. "Then, as we come Ihrougl the 500 foot level or thereabouts we'll probably take control o the attitude manually and fly i lo the precise touchdown the Apollo 11 commander said. Issue Develops Over Sewer Cost Near Bridge Hudson selecimen will meet with stale officials tomorrow at 9 a.m. in Concord to decide who will pay, for Ihe proposed installation .of storm and sani- lary sewers In the vicinity of the Nashua-Hudson bridge. At a' meeting last night, Se- lectmen Robert P. Levesque and Frank A. Nulling Jr. stated they felt slrongly (hat the in- stallation of the pipes and the attendant costs were the state's responsibility, not Hudson's. Letter ID Selectmen In a teller lo the selectmen PIZZA, by Charles Famous thruout New England H7W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders {aD varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY 889-4542 Open M A.M. to 2 A.M. Man.' thru Saf. Sundayj 3 P.M. to June the state Department ol Public Works and Highways asked Ihe town to pay for 'the cost of materials and'Installa- lion of the lines. The h I g h w a y 'department sought 2 meeting with the se- lectmen and the fown'f sewer- age consultants' lo idiscuss fu- ture storm and sanitary iewer plans for the town, particularly in the vidnily of Ihe new bridge "It will be necessary to In- stall all proposed sewer lines through this project at the time of Ihe'roadway approach con- QUARTERLY State Federal TAX RETURNS For Assistance' Call FRED ACKLEY 883-3912 which is well in ad- vance of any anticipated con- struction by the the; let- ter stales. will need to know the location, site and elevations of all proposed sew'er linei within the project Emits and obtain your agreement to pay for the cost of material and Installa- As pointed out by Ihe selecl- men last night, federal and state regulations .will make it almost impossible to cut up or dig up the surface of the bridge approaches. To install the pipes later on by boring under the roadway, Nutting 'said, could Increase costs by as moth as 10 times. Nashua Gels Lelltr In Nashua, Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan, chairman of the Board of Public Works, said the BPW has received a similar lelter. He said ihere is concern on Ihe costs Involved as ihe pipes lo be laid on the Nashua side would be part, of ihe future In- terceptor system for river de- pollution'. Installation of such lines, he said, are stable and cosily ventures and to be undertaken with federal aid. Sullivan said Ms major con- cern was that the city map lose oul on future federal aid on these pipelines if they are laid now at its own expense. "We don't know if the federal gov- ernment would consider making its aid retroactive lo cover this seclion of he sail He added that former Select- man John M. Bednar of Hud- son li of the opinion, that Ihe What's So SpecidlAboyt FREE CHECKING NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. That's whot! Member, FK.I.C, BENJAMIN MOORE' SPRIKG PAINT SALE AT Nashua Wallpaper Co. Peart St. SB-M9S Open Thun. 'til I state should embrace the cost of these installalions under Ihe bill which froie Ihe city's share of bridge costs at and Hudson's share al JJW.OOO. Bednar, also a state represent- live, authored the cost-setting measure. TONIGHT JW THE TELEGRAPH Abby Classified! 15. 17, 18, 19 1Z Pearson Sports Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope Lawrence Nashua Scene Obitittries 1 11 Suburban U. 11 SubUzrger IST.jlor 41 Television 5 4 _______ 15 Theaters U Dr. Thosfesoi Weather 2 Wicker 5 POLAROID COLOR-PAK II OUTFIT Cimeti, Poli-Wor Film Cix V BankAmericard Unicard FOTOMART CAMERA 1 ITS MAIN ST. XEIT TO STATE CISEMX' Fotttmirt Firemen from Uie Street, Cen- tral and Crown Hill stations wen at the' scene for two hours. jfire damaged the kitchen, the By ClAllDETTE DUROCIIER Richird Belanger, biology and chemistry teacher at Nashua L'gh Scbod, was named assistant jrir.cipal of Nashua High by the 3oard of Education last nighL But the board, took no action on naming a principal to succeed Patrick A. Morley who retired at the end of the school year. School SupL Edmund M. Keefe said the board hopes to meet again later this week to (31 the .op position at the high school. Belanger's appointment'as as- sistant principal, Keefe said, will jring to, three the..number of assistant principals there; The addition of a new said, was deemed necessary be- cause o! the dual session system which win go into effect in Sep- tember. It is not known at the present, xeefe said, if Belinger wfll re- linquish the post of faculty man- ager in the athletic department :o assume the assistant princi- palship., The starting salary for the new be J1J.OOO. He is a graduate of Nashua High., a 1S5S graduate of St. An- seta's College and obtained hi! master's degree from Ririer Col- lege in 1965. has been in the Nash- ua 'school system for nine yeari and acted as head of the department, at Nashua; High-for several years.------- Weatherrnan Chills '.Most; likely many a Nashnaa popped. oo  (Telegraphoto-Harrigan)   

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