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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 5, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                                1. I .today's Chuckle Once there wai a Texan Vfho was so rich that he owned his own unlisted telephone Celeara Ntw Hompshlrt's Lorfttt Evtninj Weather Rainy, Mild Tonight Little Change Thursday VOL. 101 NO. 210 Continutai the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October ffl. 1833 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1969 Second Clan Postage Paid At Nashua, N.H. 48 PASES Price TEN CENTS TI i j. i nn nri i HP Ke-eiected 1 o 1 hird 1 erm; Voters Approve Changes In Charter Fluoridation. Plan Rejected 2 to I By MAXWELL COOK Nashua voters yesterday approved four referenda, including one to change the city charter, while rejecting fluoridation for the public water system. A referendum on Tuesday's ballot asking permission to fluoridize the city's drinking water was defeated round- ly, It failed to .carry in even one of the city's nine wards. It was the only one of five referenda which failed of passage. Boost Salary Nashua voters yesterday ap- proved four referenda, includ- ing one to change the city charter, while rejecting fluori- dation for the public water sys- tem. A referendum on Tuesday's ballot asking permission to flu- oridize to the city's drinking water was defeated roundly, It failed to carry in even one of" the city's nine It was the only one of five referenda which failed of passage. The voters approved absentee voting They boosted the mayor's salary from to. by a vote of to 'They authorized a change' in the composition of the city's Finance Committee, The voters gave sweeping ap- proval to a series of changes in the city's charter in accordance with provisions of an act of the General Court of 1969.' They don'S? want fluorides add- ed to their'Water -and-bucked a generally .permissive trend in referenda voting to say so. -The issue of fluoridizahon had the backing of the Nashua Com- mittee for Dental Health, all the city's dentists, the Board of Health and all medical pro- fessional groups. It was op- posed by the relatively unag- gressive Committee for Pure Water, which contented itself- Ward 9 Reports After 5 Ward 9 established a new rec- ord for tardiness with election re- turns. The ballots did not reach the City Hall for Official tabulation until shortly after 5 a.m. today, believed to be the latest for any local election. City Clerk Lionel Guilbert at- tributed the lateness ,to waiJ of- ficials failing to seek additional workers. The moderator is Alder- jnan-at-Large Francis LaFJamme. He said the ward had a crew of nine at 6 a.m., and four more were added at 6 p.m. He said tha workers were short-handed tyhen a woman took ill. Guilbert reported that eight additional workers helped in Ward 1, raising the overall total to 17 Regular workers at the polls are paid Those who assume work as extras at 6 p.m., receive TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH with a few press releases and scattered advertising. Parents seeking the promised 65 per cent fewer cavities for their children will have to use individual preventive methods until another ballot opportunity comes along. The absentee voting measure will extend to Jhose voters un- able to reach the polls because of physical disability or absence from town the privilege to vote by absentee .ballot in city elec- tions: Absentee voting has bean permitted heretofore only in presidential elections. The vote on this was strongly in favor, passing by an almost 5-1 ratio. The raising of the mayor's salary was favored nearly 2-1. The salary increase matter was well received at a public, hear- ing in April. Then, it was point- ed out that most department heads earned more money than the 'drew expense accounts as well. Passage of the referendum will authorize B expense account for the mayor In addition to the wage increase. The third referendum to get voter approval will alter the composition of the city's Fi- nance Committee. Now, It is composed of the mayor and the six: 'aldermen-at large. Hence- will comprise the may- or, three aldermen-at-large and three ward aldermen: The may- or will retain the chairmanship and tfie members, will be se- lected by the president of the Board of Aldermen. Far-Reaching Referendum No. 4 was the far-reaching, containing a nuniber of important 'changes in none of which were shown on the bal- lot. By a substantial majority, voters signed this blank check for the following measures, all to become effective Jan. 1, 1972: four-year term for the mayor.. A centralized purchasing and contract system for all de- partments. for the mayor to appoint the city clerk, welfare officer, treasurer-tax collector, city solicitor (these are now ap- pointed by the three Winner, in a Seg of Supporters As the vote count progressed late last night, Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan jumped to a table top in his election headquarters to speak to his supporters. Sullivan1 won the election with1 a corn- fortable margin, and was congratulated by both Armand Beaulieu and Philip Mc- Laughlin later. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) Aldermanic Contests Produce New Faces CITY CHARTER Page! When the 1970-71 Board of Al- dermen is installed Jan. 1, nine new members will- be seated, tradition will be broken and an era will come to an end. The nine new aldermanic faces are the result of a major board reorganization ordained yesterday by Nashua voters. Dissension between Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan and the board during the past two years was considered as Influencing the outcome of some aider- manic races. Also a factor was the large number of tight con- tests conducive to upsets. Achieving an election break- through was Mrs. Alice Diibe, 56, the mayor's secretary' who. will become an alderman-at- large Jan. 1. First Woman Elected She successfully rode -her boss' coattails to become the first woman elected to the al- dermanic board and intends to resign from her secretarial du- ties to take office. And; Alderman-at-Large Fran- Fitchburg Sewage Disposal Still Pollutes Nashua River Abby Anderson Classifieds 43 44 to 47 Comics Cromley Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscocne Lawrence 39 Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries 2 Sports 34-35 Suburban Taylor Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 40 Weather 2 22-23 4 43 43 Wicker 37 WASHINGTON Continuing sewage disposal in the city of Fitchburg has resulted improvement in water quality" on the Nashua River, despite federal grants totaling for pollution abatement. .This state of affairs on the Na- shua River was one of the ex- amples cited in a government re- port urging that federal water quality grants no longer be made oh a first-come, first-serve basis. The Nashua was one of eight rivers, including four in New England, that the report says .is typical of approach" to abating water, pollution. This uncoordinated approach to the problem, the report noted, can no longer be tolerated. Why work for 1150 a week when you can inakt well over a week -for yourself M lub.con> tractor. Wt will htlp let. you up. G. M. PLUMBDJfrHEATING OIL CO.. INC. Call 424-51M or MH73J FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With 10RDEN OIL CO. INC. SERVING NASHUA SURROUNDING TO1 465-2267 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY The report by Government Accounting Office noted that Leominster and Ayer have built effective secondary waste treat- ment plants on the Nashua at a cost of ?2.3 million with the fed- eral government paying Pollution Continues But while these communities have done their part to control pollution, industrial and munici- pal waste continues to pollute the river in Fitchburg where sewage disposal plants are not sched- uled to be completed until 1972. The result is a stream that fed- eral officials found to be "un- sightly and foul smelling." The Federal study included a proposed systems analysis ap- proach to water pollution abate- ment by Camp, Dresser and Me- Kee, consulting engineers of Bos- ton. U The consulting. firm concluded that the presently proposed sewer- age facility, construction schedule in the Menimack-. River Basin For Professional or Amateur S ft H Gritn Stamps Nashua Wallpaper Co. SB-MI! Mon. thru OptnThurk'Ull would cost million and "would still leave about 10 per cent of the Merrimack River be- low the water quality standards established' by New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Using 1974 projected prices, the company estimated that a well- coordinated approach to pollution control on the Merrimack could meet the states' standards for the entire river at a cost of mil- lion. However, the consultants noted that .if standards for storm sewers are considered in addition to waste treatment the cost would rise to J372.5 million. The. government report pointed out that situations similar to these on the Nashua River were found to exist on the-Ten Mile River in southeastern Massa- chusetts, the Saro River in and the. Presque'. fcleJ'stream, al-. so in Maine. 'On each Owse, rivers, huh- ,dreds of thousands of dollars has ment for pollution; control, but, .because the approach was not coordinated, these streams also remain polluted. cis LaFlamme, 62; a 24-year veteran and dean of the alder- men, was defeated in his at- tempt for re-election to another four-year term. He was first elected to board as Ward 2 alderman in mid-depression years and had attained considerable influence over the board during his reign, including serving as Its presi- dent for six years. Fourteen out of 15 seats on the Board of Aldermen up for voter review. Alderman-at-Large John V. Chesson, whose term will .ex- pire in 1971, was the only al- derman who did not face re-, election; Two incumbent members, Al- dermen 'at Large Maurice L. Bouchard and Bertrand J. Bou- chard, did not seek re-election. Alderman at Large Maurice L. Arel, completing, his sixth year on the board, was high man with votes for of three four-year at-large posi- tions, available. Runner-up was Ward 1 Alder- man Donald L. Ethier who sue- cessfully made the transition from ward alderman to at-large status with votes. Mrs.' Cube, one of two.women running .for the aldermanic i board, won the third spot by nailing down votes. Defeated, were Chester J. Me- Kuskie, and Rep. Leo 0. Sirois, and LaFlamme, Capture Posts Louis M, Janelle, former ;city solicitor and Gerard J. Gauth- ier, a long-lime alderman who .resigned in: 1967' because, of ill health were the successful-con- testants: for the two-year aldermen at large vacancies.. Janelle amassed votes and GauMlier, Unsuccessful candidates for these posts were incumbent'Al- derman at- Large Donald R. NEW FACES' Pate i! 70- CARS t TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as per day MaeMulkln Chgyrolet NASHUA'S ONLT FACTOR! AUTHORIZED DEALER SKl-DOO Ski-Doo Suite It Boot! Trailers Steds Accessories ft Parti Nashua; Auto Co. Outdoor JB Mtln Street, Nashua, N.-H. Votes Set New City Record By CLADDETTE DtFROCHER With virtually an entirely new Board of Aldermen at his disposal, Mayor Dennis J Sullivan today envisioned a third term "that should be much more serene." The postal clerk-turned mayor, whose sights are set- ting on the governor's chair, established his political dura- bility yesterday by extracting a triumph in the chancy three-way race. Gets Votes tively sought a berth on the Sullivan, carrying all but one Democratic ticket for governor turned away ques ward, rolled up votes; Housing Code Director Philip J. McLaughlin came in second with and County Commis- sioner Armand A. Beaulieu trailed with Along with a third consecu- tive two-year term, Nashuans accorded Sullivan nine new members on the 15 member al dermanic board. Among the new faces will be that of his secretary; Mrs. Alice Dube, who will be the first woman to serve on- that- board In the city's history. Of registered voters, a record.. exercised their voting right The previous high was a- three way mayoralty contest year when 15956 out of 22280 registered cast ballots On the shakeup of the alder manic bdard, Sullivan said it appeared the voters had elect ed B "bunch of free thinkers" for new aldermen and I feel that we should have a clear field ahead He said {t takes a year for a newa.fyfyTman'.io Jearii, ropes will ..endeavor to assist' the freshman''board members anyway he could. The result, lie said, should be a year of better legislation and administration. First Try Halted For the 56-year-old'MeLaugh- lin, a retired police captain, de- feat squashed his first try at elective office. For Beaulieu, 45> a former alderman and fire commission- er, defeat spelled Jiis first un- successful run in a 14-year po- litical career. Ward 2 was the only ward which to carry. It went to McLaughlin 753 to 689. The mayor, who last year ac- or i tions last night on his future plans with a smile, adding "At the moment, I would say I have my hands full Beaulieu conceded the elec- tion, at midnight The results of Ward 7, his home ward, had come in at with Sullivan winning To Beaulieu the trend was set He traveled to the scene of the Sullivan victory party at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 173 Chestnut St., to congratulate the "The people have he said.: "They feel that the pres- ent mayor deserves another term They must feel that he has done a good job, and prob- ably feel that he will do bet- ter McLaughlm's' concession state- ment-came shprtly''after 1 aim. He too went to the K of C hall to congratulate Sullivan. Still energetic, McLaughlin said he considered "my ex- posure to the people, of Nashua the most rewarding experience of my Me. t can only, enjoyed a highly Interesting campaign. I wish Mayor Sullivan good luck in the next two years, and I think we should .all unite be- hind: him to create the Nashua we all.want." Hint Appears The first hint that the 50-year- old Sullivan would retain the city's top, political post at about 8 when partial reports of the Ward 1 tallying showed him holding his own against McLaughlin, though by a fragile margin. To produce an upset, it was considered essential that Mc- Laughlin gather large leads in Wards 1 and 2. SULLIVAN Pagell Good Luck, Philip J. McLaughlin, right, unsuccessful candi- date for mayor, congratulates Mayor Dennis J. Sulli- van on his victory. McLaughlin came to the Knights of Columbus Hall, where Sullivan enthusiasts were celebrating their victory, at about a.m. today. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) 1970 AUTO SHOW TODAY THRU SUNDAY Free Admission ortthi NASHUAMALL RICH'S Camera Department Turnpike KODA COLOR 126-12 ex with proeesilni ONLY 52.99 J.   

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