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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 30, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                                Today's Chuckle At Christmastime, every girl wants her past forgotten and her present remembered. Nashua Celeqraph Ntw Hampshire's Largest Evtning Ntwspaptr... C, J Weather Stormy Mixture Tonight Little Change Wednesday VOL 101 NO. 255 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October NASHUA. NEW HAMPSHIRE. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 10 PAGES TEN CENTS Nixon Signs Tax Bill By ROBERT K. WALKER WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon signed to- day the biggest tax revi- sion bill in a generation, clamping down on many loopholes but also passing out more tax reductions than he had recommended. Seeks Balance But he warned that he will "take the action I consider nec- essary to present a balanced budget for the next fiscal year." Still awaiting Nixon's signa- ture was a landmark bill on coal mine safety. Nixon's tax statement indicat- ed the budget will be tight on expenditures, but was silent as to whether he will also recom- mend tax increases to make up for the revenue losses occa- sioned by the bill. Hints Earlier Nixon previously hinted he would sign the massive tax bill, although he made no outright announcement. The measure provides a 15 per cent boost in Social Security payments effec- tive-Thursday, a series of in- come tax reductions over the next three years and the elimi- nation or tightening of a number of tax preferences. The President had threatened to veto the bill as it passed the Senate originally because he said it provided too much of a revenue loss, but this was cut back by a Senate-House confer- ence committee. If not signed by midnight Thursday, the bill would be killed by a "pocket veto." Nixon also had indicated he might veto the coal mine safety bill because of a possible infla- tionary effect of some of the benefits it would provide. But word that Nixon would sign the safety bill came Mon- day as a delegation of miners' widows was visiting the White House. The women, whose hus- bands died in a mine explosion at Farmington, W. Va., in 1968, to the executive mansion to plead for Nixon's signature on the bill which wculd give fed- eral payments to miners dis- abled by "black lung disease." West Hollis Street Location Favored For High School Publisher Receives Plaque Charles W. Weaver (seated) pub- lisher of the Nashua Telegraph, accepts a plaque of .appreciation from Capt. Charles Sargent (left) of the Salvation Army and John V. Chesson, chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board. The Telegraph received the plaque for its joint sponsorship, with the Salvation Army, of the Santa Fund, which received a record this season. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) Agnew Draws At Philippine Inaugural By T. JEFF WILLIAMS MANILA (AP) Warm ap- plause greeted Vice President Spiro T. Agnew today as at- tended the inaugural of Philip- pine President Ferdinand K. Marcos. Tight security accompanied Agnew's arrival for the outdoor ceremony, but as he left after the two-hour inaugural a friend- ly crowd of Filipinos surged around him for a closer look. Both when he was introduced Pappagianis Rules Maine Tax Valid CONCORD, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire Atty. Gen. George Pappagianis has reaf- firmed officially that Maine has the right to tax New Hamp- shire workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He told Gov. Walter Peterson and the Executive Council Mon- day the income tax on about 000 New Hampshire workers at the yard is valid. The opinion, or lack of it, has become the focus of a feud be- tween the Democratic attorney general and the Republican gov- ernor. Peterson and the council had demanded an official opinion from Pappagianis on what ef- fects certain U.S. Supreme Court decisions would have on New Hampshire's challenge of the tax. Pappagianis repeatedly re- fused, saying it was none of the state's business, it was the prob- lem of individuals affected by the tax. As a lawyer, however, he had said the tax was legal. The governor and council, meanwhile, went to the state Supreme Court, which said Pappagianis must issue an opin- ion in his capacity as the top legal officer of the state. Pappagianis, meanwhile, has taken his end of the fight in a Merrimack County Superior Court suit against the governor and his special aide, Warren Rudman. Pappagianis wants the court to declare who is the. state's top legal officer and maintains Peterson's use of Rudman as a legal adviser is unconstitutional. Out of respect and memory of Manuel R. Torres, founder and Chairman of the Board of Merrivale Manufacturing Inc., the plant will be closed Wed., Dec. 31 at Noon and will remain closed until Mon., Jan. 5th. New Year's Day Thursday, Jan. I, 1970 is a Legal Holiday For your convenience we will be open from A.M. P.M. Wednesday, Dec. 31 NASHUA TRUST CO. 194 Main Street BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE National Association 191 Main Street Members F.D1C. upon arrival and later when President Marcos saluted him at the start of his inaugural ad- dress, the crowd of government officials and Marcos supporters applauded the U.S. vice presi- dent. Afterward he went by motor- cade to a hotel conference with Premier Chung Il-kwon of South Korea, beside whom he sat dur- ing the inaugural ceremonies. Follows Custom Although clouds veiled the tropical sun, the day was hot and muggy. Most of the Philip- pine men and some members of Agnew's party wore the barong, the loose-fitting long white shirt that is the national dress. But Agnew followed diplomatic cus- tom and wore a formal outfit with dark morning coat. Despite the heat, he left the inaugural site looking as cool and as well groomed as usual. The friendly greeting for Ag- new today was in considerable contrast to the small but noisy demonstration that greeted him last night as he arrived at the U.S. Embassy for a reception. As a crowd of about 100 young leftists demonstrated, three ob- jects exploded like firecrackers on the roof of the vice president's a rock whistled past the car. Police said the, explosives were "Molotov small glass bottles filled with gunpow- der. Local papers said about 10 persons were injured, either by glass splinters or by the police clubs that scattered the crowd. Two students at the Universi- ty of the Philippines were charged today with assault and illegal possession of explosives in connection with the demon- stration. Police said they seized several small bottles filled with an explosive powder and with fuses attached. Marcos, the first Philippine president to win a second term, called on Asia in his inaugural address to "forge a constructive unity and coexist in purposeful peace, not on terms that must yet be drawn by a conquering ideology, but on bonds that now exist." Turning to the problems of his impoverished nation of 37 mil- lion people, he called on the wealthy to "share the burden with the grace and courage of the poor. Let them find common cause with the people." In a phrase reminiscent of the late President John F. Kennedy, he said: "So seek not from gov- ernment what you cannot find in ourself." He added that "The presidency will set the example of this official morality and ob- lige others to follow." By CLAUDETTE DUKOCHER The Yudicki farm on the Main Dunstable Road may be scrapped as the site for the new "super" high school in favor of a tract on West Hollis Street. Closed Meeting Meeting in closed session last night, the Board of Education re- ceived a preliminary site evalu- ation report in which the West Hollis Street site was reportedly advanced as being preferable to the Yudicki tract. The alternate site for the new school is situated a mile west of the Frederic E. Everett Turnpike and about two and a half miles from City Hall. It is situated, to the rear of St. Louis de Gonzague Cemetery and southerly of an extensive tract the city recently acquired for its Four Hills sanitary landfill opera- tions. Dr. Norman W. Crisp, Board of Education chairman, said no de- cision on the report was made, pending consultation with Walter L. Hill, the educational consultant retained for the new high school, and a meeting with the joint school building committee. Presenting the report was George Lechner, architect for the high school. The Board of Education has al- ready voted to build the facility at the Yudicki farm which is sit- uated four miles from City Hall and about a mile from the Dun- stable, Mass, border. It was pressured to have a for- mal site evaluation made by the aldermen who serve with the school board, members on the joint school building committee. The aldermen were concerned about the distance of the Yudicki site from the center of town, needed road improvements, instal- lation of utilities and-busing costs. Also Disagree Planning Board members also disagreed with the school board'i Manuel R. Torres, Industrialist Dies Manuel R. Torres, 67, well- known Nashua resident and foun- der of Merrivale, Inc., died this morning at his home at 51 East Stark St. after a long illness. Born in St. Miguel in the Azores, Aug. 5, 1902, he was a son of the late Manuel and Mary (Cabral) Torres. He had made his home in this city since 1936 and for many years he was em- ployed as plant superintendent for the Old Colony Furniture Company. In 1948, he along with his son, Donald R. Torres and his son-in-law, Maurice L. Lemay, formed Merrivale Inc., manufac- turers of wood caskets. At the lime of his death, Mr. Torres was serving as chairman of the board of directors of the firm Which has become one of the largest manufacturers of wooden caskets in the country. For the past nine years, Mr. Torres and his wife, Mrs. Bel- mina (Mello) Torres, have resid- ed for the part of each year in Phoenix, Ariz. He was a com- municant of St. Christopher's Church. Members of his family include his wife, Mrs. Torres; a daugh- ter, Mrs. Maurice L. (Lydia T.) Lemay and a. son, Donald R. Torres, of this city; 10 grand- children; three sisters, Mrs. Car- oline Bothelo of Boston, Mrs. Irene Sears of Lexington, Mass., FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. 8EKV1NG NASHUA AND 8UBEOUNDINO TOWNS 465-2267 For expert Prescription Service Call 882-3431 LISSETT REXALL Drug Store Simoneau Plaza, Nashua 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY and Mrs. Mary Stronach of Phil- adelphia, Pa.; several nephews, nieces and cousins. The Farwell Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Milford Fire Destroys Sawmill MILFORD Fire destroyed a fledgling sawmill enterprise here last night and kept about 50 area firemen busy for more than three hours. Destroyed in the blaze was the Barlow Wood Products Company, on Melendy Road about three miles from Milford center. The company, owned by Leo Barlow of Milford and his son Paul, was engaged primarily in manufactur- ing wooden pallets. The first alarm came in at about 8, with units from Amherst, Mont Vernon, Wilton, Brookline and Hollis later joining in the battle. The fire consumed what fire of- ficials called "an enormous shed" and other buildings at the site. Observers said the blaze was visible for miles. Firemen had to lay about feet of hose from the nearest hydrant, and tankers were pressed into service to haul water to the remote scene. Milford Deputy Fire Chief Ar- thur Button said the cause of the fire has not been determined, and he said he had no figure on the amount of loss. ARTISTS GIFT SETS SUPPLIES Christmas Special 10 to 20% off Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Pearl St. WM4I1 Hon. thru Sit. choice and suggested the West Hollis Street tract as one of sev- eral alternate sites. Another was the so-called Mill Pond site which is located north of West Hollis Street immediately south of the mill canal and west of the Everett Turnpike: Several Board of Education members reported last night that Lechner's report was received favorably by the board. It was noted however, that the preferred site is privately owned whereas the Yudicki farm is al- ready municipal property. The Board of Education has sole jurisdiction over school sites and it would have to rescind its pre- vious vote to designate a new site. The joint school building com- mittee has jurisdiction solely over construction. In another development, the Board of Education voted to meet with teachers and the Board of Aldermen to explain why the board chose to build a single, large high school instead of sev- eral smaller ones. The action was taken after re- ceipt of a letter from the Nashua Teachers Union pointing out that a majority of teachers polled did not favor the proposed "super" high school. Broad Street School Needs More Space Continued enrollment in- creases at the Broad Street School may result in conversion of the gymnasium for the teach- ing of fifth graders there next September or the installation of temporary classrooms. The Board of Education last night authorized cost estimates to be obtained for both proposals for a Ic'er decision. If nothing is done, dual ses- sions will be the only remaining alternative for the school, School Supt. Edmund M. Keefe indicated. The school, he told the board, is barely keeping "its head above water" as it is now in relation to enrollment. If the present enrollment in- crease rate continues next year, he said, the school will be swamped with pupils. Assistant School Supt. Emma Nicol said other elementary schools also face tight space problems next year, namely, Sunset Heights, Fairgrounds Elementary, Charlotte Avenue and the New Searles Road Schools. The board recently authorized the construction of a new ele- mentary school off Birch Hill Drive to ease the crowding at the Broad Street School. It also authorized construction of another elementary school in southwest Nashua on the Main Dunstable Eoad. Neither school will be com- pleted for September, 1970, as about a year is required for construction of an elementary school, from the design through completion stage. Keefe said some expenses would be involved in converting the gymnasium at the Broad Street School to teach the fifth grades there along the open school concept which employs minimal partitions and em- phasizes group teaching. The architect for the Birch Hill Drive School, he added, had been approached to re-use the conversion materials in the new school. Keefe said the Broad Street School principal and teachers had been consulted about using the open school concept to teach fifth graders next year and were agreeable to the proposal. The open school method, hs said, would apply to the fifth grade only, with other grades to retain conventional class- rooms. The use of temporary class- rooms was suggested by several board members who felt use of the gym should not be curtailed. Keefe said some thought had been given to using tempora-y classrooms but a factor influ- encing any decision are leasing costs which are undetermined. Both Mrs. Margaret Flynn and Mrs. Jean Wallin empha- sized that, though introduction of the open school concept at the Broad Street School might mean loss of (he gymnasium, it would enable the school system to experiment on a small scale with a teaching situation which is widely employed in other sys- tems. In gathering cost figures on the gym conversion and the use of temporary classrooms, school department administrators are to consult with Walter L. Hill, educational consultant for the new Birch Hill Drive School. Sixth graders at the Broad Street School are bused to the Spring Street Junior High. There are four fifth grades at the school now and a fifth is ex- pected in September. First 1970 Area-Born Baby To Receive Series of Gifts Various awards await the area's first baby of 1970. Sponsored jointly by Nashua merchants and the the annual First Baby of the Year contest will, feature an en- graved silver cup and varied, useful items for the first-horn. The winner of last year's event was a daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Desro- siers, 604 South Main St., Na- shua, at a.m. on New Year's Day. The champion in 1968 was Kimberly Sue Spence, daugh- ter of Mr. and" Mrs. Timothy Spence, North Hollis Road, Hol- lis, who arrived one minute af- ter the new year began. The participating merchants include: Economy Drug Store, Fow- lers' Restaurant, Scott Jewelry Co., Nashua Cable Vision Co.. Grand Union Champagne's, C and R Furniture, Youth Cor- ner, Nashua Federal Savings and Loan Association, Marsh Parsons, Enterprise Depart- ment Store, Ross Jeweler, Speare Dry Goods Co., Burque Johnson Electric Sim- ply, Lampron's Shoe Store, Montgomery 'Ward, L. Desma- rais Jeweler, Hammar Hard- ware Co., Osgood's and Eddie's Bedding and Furniture. See pages 8 and 9 of today's Telegraph for complete contest rules and description of prizes. IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby, 12 Nashua Scene 4 Anderson 4 Obituaries t Classifieds 18.19 Comics Cromlcy Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope Sports Suburban SulzburRer Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 17 Weather t 14, a 4 16 II '70 Chevrolets CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as per day Call Dick 888-1121 MacMulkln Chevrolet NASHDA'8 ONLY FAOTOBT AUTHORIZED DEALER SKI-DOO Skl-Doo Bootl Trailers Sleds AccessorlM Puts Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Ctotar   

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