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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 20, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Nashua Youth Drowns In Ottarnic Pond, Hudson By JOHN HARR1GA.V A Nashua youth has becoma Hudson's first drowning victim la recent years. His body was discovered last eight after he had been missing since Sunday. Found dead in Ottamx Pood last night was David Hardy Jr., II, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hardy Sr.. of JO King St., ac- cording to Hudson Police Chief Andrew J. Polak. Ottarnic Pond Is commonly referred to as Taroic Pond, and h situated oil Ferry Street. Spotted By Ctrl Police said the body was dis- covered last night at about by Paula Abbott, 14. of S Iris Path, Hudson. She reportedly was swimming out to a raft in the middle of the feat when, as she later told police, she thought she saw what looked tie a skeleton in the water be- loi her. She then returned to shore and told s companion, William Riley. 18, of 45 Paul Avenue, what she had seen. Riley and the girt then swam back to look again, ind Riley Immediately went to shore and called Hud- ton police. Arriving on the scene first was Sgt Horace Nichols, who saw the body from shore. He notified Chief Polak. then went in search of a boat Chief Polak. Nichols, and Spe- cial Officer Robert Francoeur rowed cut oa the pood and re- covered the body. (Obituary on Page Examines Body Dr. John D. Spring of Nashua, medical referee, arrived at the scene at about S, and he at- tributed death to accidental drowning. Chief Polak said he had traced a story that the youth had been swimming with sit other companions on Sunday afternoon. Polak said he talked to the other youths, and learned that had indeed been swimming with them. But, they reportedly told po- lice, they knew that Hardy had a date for that afternoon, and when he was missed, the others assumed be had left to keep the date. Identifying the body took about three hours, with police receiving the first clue from youngsters who thought they knew the victim. Final identifi- cation vas made by the father. The victim was clad in blue Jeans, and had a bracelet around his right arm. PoUk said he was the first drowning victim in Hudson since a man was pulled out of the Merrt- mack River about 10 years ago. Police are continuing their in- vestigation of tie incident, he said. DAVID HARDY JR. Today's Chuckle A new taxpayer sent the Internal Revenue Department 25 cents with a note saying he understood that he could pay his taxes by the quarter. Nashua Celeqraph New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper. C, J J. Weather Cool Tonight Fair Thursday Full Report on Page Two VOL 101 NO. Hi Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October JO, 1833 NASHUA. NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua. X H. 48 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Mississippi Still Dazed; Death Toll Is Mounting 'infer from Gomille A shopping center and motel coin- and tides slashed the Mississippi plex Gulfport area stands in' coast as'HurricaheCamille'swept In- total devastation after the high winds Mayor Resolutions On Site Acquisition, Parking Gonnley has stated that th mayor cannot veto a land dam ge assessment resolution be- cause of restrictions (o this effect in the city charter. Sullivan, in his veto message ited another section of the char er dealing with the mayor's pow- er to veto a "distinct appropri tion" a the basis for ignorin, opinion. In the meantime, finishin ouches are being put on an in By GUY COATES GULFPORT, Miss. AP) A tide of aid reamed toward a Missis- ippi coast still groggy rom Hurricane Carnille's ury and haunted by an ura of death. Killed The highway patrol counted 12 killed along Mississippi's coast. Eight were reported dead Louisiana's devastated laquemines Parish (county) ushirig the total to 179. "Some': 'people estimate the eath rate could go up above 500 nd possibly reach said pv. John'Bell Williams In im- osing limited martial law on ,e area. Vice President Spiro T. Ag- ew and George Romney, secre- ary of housing and urban devel- pment, were to Join Williams li'sn'aerial-inspection'of the evastated area in which the overcor predicted total dam ge "might perhaps go beyond billion dollars." Civil Defense authorities estl mated to persons were left homeless in Mississip- i's three coastal counties. Camille. the most Intense hur ricane ever to hit the American mainland, sideswiped the south astern edge of Louisiana an reign head of state 'is enter ined outside Washington. The parade, ground of the rcsidio, an Army post in the ladow of the Golden Gate ridge, has been picked for the 1-gun salute arrival ceremony Tiursday morning. There will be a review of an onor guard of troop] and an xchange of greetings by the residents. The Precidio li the headquar ers o! the' Stfi Army and the eremonies there wiU have al ie' trappings 'usually 'proridft n the White House south lawn or such occasions, includin lenty of privacy and to block the Nevere property purchase. The petition movement was started by Sal van and he said he hopes to submit the petition to the city cler in the next few BERNARD GWERTZMAN New York Tktui tirrlci MOSCOW The defense ministry newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, said last night that Communist Chinese allegations about Soviet plans to invade China were "absurd and completely untruthful." In an editorial on its front page, the paper also said that Peking's campaign to mobilize its people for war wilh the Soviet Union was a political move and hardly a serious threat to the Soviet people. "U goej without saying that the distance is very great between the loud statements and the real possibilities of the Peking Krasnaya Zvezda said. The Soviet armed forces were praised by Ihe paper, which gave the impression that China would hardly dare to srovoSe a real war wilh the Soviet Union. Halt War Scare The editorial underscored the Soviet government's efforts to prevent a war scare developing among the Soviet population In tfie wake of last week's border clash wilh China in centra] Asia. The clash apparently was Ihe sharpest since the fighting last March along the Ussuri River. Soviet leaden are thought to want to prevent hoarding and any other panic signs that could develop if the people anticipated a war. There are no signs in Moscow, at least, of any such war fears. The line being stressed In media is that the latest lattle was provoked by the Chinese for fntemal political reasons and that the attack was not a prelude to a larger-scale action. The youth newspaper, Komso-molskaya Pravda, for Instance said that a Swiss-made Bolex movie camera was found with he name of Van I-Bin on case. The paper said thai Van I-BiD was a "well-known" documen-ary film-maker in China and tad already made one anti-Soviet film. The report that his presence on Ihe field of battle indicated that the attack was well-planned. It was not known, the paper said, whether he was one of th tssword 17 Torla'r Editorial 4 Television t rheaterj t forotcope 34 Dr. Thosteson J -awrence 4 Weather n Lund mi Caldwell districts, materialize they rom B Residential to C lead to the deterioration tiple to allow garden the central district. ments proposal which Ball added, 85 per. cent the center of a the residents responding to public planning questionnaire In the land use map forth by the Planning Board ed by Ball last. night, this this year had favored Is marked for medium of the downtown residential City .Planner .Fred D. BOARD Page 2 -Million Nursing Planned on Prospecf A }2 million nursing home incompatible for the residential Jeing considered for the planned for the area. Street of the properties being con- Speaking at a Planning for construction of meeting last night, Frank facility is the Edmund F. nan, a local real estate funeral home, 22 Pros- said such a facility is SL for the said he has been ap- He inquired on future to sell his property to restrictions being formulated way for a nursing home the area by MetcaU Eddy, nothing definite has been ning consultants for the to yet. A group of docton some local physicians. Richard Ball of Metcalf reportedly backing the ven- said a nursing home would Submerged in ffie Canal The driver of (his car, identified by police as Claire Kenney, 35, of 25 Benson Avenue, was pulled from the when the vehicle, with the woman In it, rolled Into the canal, Mrs. Kenney. reportedly in shock, was taken to St. canal near the Sprague Electric Co., Joseph's Hospital for a checkuo after by Mrs. Judith Vellleux of 14 Hobbs the a.m., Incident. Mrs, Vellleux -'king by (Telegraphoto-HarYlgan)
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