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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 3, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle If there Is artythlng gutter than breaking a bad habit, trying to refrain from telling people how you fthgraph's lOOtfc YMT Ai A Doily Ntwipopw... Weather Fair, Cold Tonight Cloudy, Warmer Friday', FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 29 ItaMlthed lit Weekly October InMparaM u a Daily March 1, UN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1969 .Second Class PMtifa Paid At Ntihui, N. H. 22 PAGES Price TEN CENT! Maundy Thursday Good Friday Solemn Hours for Christians By MARSHA CLEMENT A mournful week hn become even more poignant on this Maundy Thursday, the majority of the Christian world slips into its moit solemn Churches in the Nashua area will be filled to capac- ity today and Good Friday, while thoughts, are polar- ized on a lonely execution which took place nearly ago. Maundy Thursday U believed to have derived Its name from the Latin word or com- mand. The use of this phrase purportedly refers to the new commandment that Christ gave to His dis- dpiei at the Last Supper. Vigil rf OarkncM While Pope Paul VI presides at a centuries-old pageant in Rome today, duplicating the List Supper, Cathalic and Protestant clergymen Nashua area will lead their congregations in similar ob- servances. Many of the Protestant services will con- elude with the "vigil of symbolic of the Bight of the disciples and the disappearance of light. Schools, businesses and government will all cease operation on Good Friday, to pay a kind of homage to Christ that He never knew in His lifetime. Churches will hold special vigils and services during the hours of 12-3 p.m., and many also scheduled evening devotions, tracing the Way of the Cross. Officials Mull Purchase Of Land for Park Plan By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER A measure to commit the al- dermen to buying 237 acres a- long the Nashua River and canal for a park system re- ceived its first scrutiny by the alricrmantc planning committee last night. The committee, at the end of extensive discussion, held the measure in committee for fur- ther study. It will meet next Wednesday with the Park Recreation Com- mission to further review the pro- posal. Alderman Donald L. Ethier said the committee will also meet with directors of the Na- shua New Hampshire Founda- tion, owner of the land, to dis- cuss various aspects of the pur- chase. The land was toured yester? day by federal and state offi- cials as a preliminary to con- sidering Nashua's proposed ap- plication for a matching 50-50 grant to buy the land for On the tour were Rplland Handley, regional director of the U.S. Bureau'of-Outdoor Recreation, Philadelphia, Fa.; Joseph Quinn, resources plan- ner for the state Department of Resources and Economic De- velopment; Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan, City Planner Fred D. McCutchen; Eliot A. Carter, chairman of the foundati o n; James Sullivan, a director of the foundation, and Thomas Z. Winther, foundation manager. Inspection Tour The Board, of Aldermen, foun- dation officials and representa- tives of state agencies will con- duct an inspection tour of the property April 19 beginning at a.m. The tour will be under McCutchen's direction. At. the planning committee meeting-last night, McCutchen briefed the aldermen on some of the operational and fencing costs involved in maintaining the proposed park. He said immediate fencing re- quirements, involving three sec- tions of the park, would cause an estimated expenditure o! Employing two guards during the day and one at night in the park would amount to an es- mated expenditure of McCutchen reported, exclusive Pelham School Budget Reaches Mark By MARIANNE THOMPSON PELHAM Voters at -last night's Pelham School District meeting approved a budget of of which will be raised by property taxes. Largest budget item .was the five-year tuition contract with Hudson, which will cost Pelham some in 1969-70. Also approved were in ad- ministrative pay increases. The continuance of last week's meeting saw the audience al- most doubled, and the business was conducted by Moderator Alex Vitale. The article to authorize the School Board to renegotiate the high school tuition contract wai met with much discussion. Frederick Bischoff, chairman of the High School Study Commit- tee, was asked to present his committee's report. Bischoff pointed out that an the surrounding towns had sim- ilar problems, He stressed the need to "buy time" until Pel- ham'sborrowing power and number of students warranted a local high school or until Windham or some other neigh- boring town would be interested in a cooperative venture. He urged the approval of the five- year contract with Alvirne. James Powers questioned whether the committee had con- sidered the possibility of exer- cising the two-year option on the present contract and then keeping the ninth grade in Pel- ham, gradually building a cur- riculum and-facilities for a local high school. He was told .that there was no guarantee that Hudson would agree to "phase out" Pelham students after the two years. State Department Michael McLlarky asked if the State Department of Edu- cation would allow Hudson to "thrbw us out" after two years and was answered by Superin- tendent Claude Leavitt that the State Department would provide assistance if Pelham found it- self without any high school ar- rangement for its pupils. But Leavitt stated he could not con- jecture as to what form .that assistance would take. Whitman Pearson stated that, as a former teacher, principal and superintendent, he urged the .adoption of the contract. He said he had been involved in schools that decided to try to accommodate the ninth grade and gradually phase it into their own schools and that it was not a satisfactory arrangement. McLlarky said he felt the high school committee had underes- timated the growth rate of the town and that we would reach the 500-pupiI figure long before the five years was up. He also Representative Miles Cares If the legislature could permit Pelham to exceed its borrowing capacity and the reply was a definite, yes. "We keep buying said McLlarky, "and we are no SCHOOL BUDGET Page I THE FOLLOWING STORES WILL BE OPEN THURSDAY FRIDAY'TIL 9 P.M. BERGERON'S CARTER'S MEN'S SHOP ENTERPRISE DEFT. STORE ISIDORE'S HAIR STYLING JORDAN'S LUGGAGE SHOP HEN'S ft BOYS' STORE MILLER'S SEARS ROEBUCK 20th CENTURY High St. MM. of the purchase of two motor scooters and two-way radios. The city has spent to have the land appraised and of planning staff time to shape the proposal, he said. He added that survey and mapping costs were defrayed by private funds. The committee asked McCut- chen to secure information from the Army Corps of Engineers on costs involved in maintaining dam such as the one at Mine Falls. After noting the Nashua River was still classified as a naviga- ble stream falling under the jurisdiction of the corps, the committee also asked McCut- chen to seek information on the restrictions and obligations this would impose upon the city. Tax Loss Study McCutchen Is to determine how much of a tax loss would result from purchase of the land. In other business, the commit- tee met with Alderman Robert L. Dion to discuss a resolution he endorsed calling for a fea- sibility study for the construc- tion of a second bridge over the Nashua River, west of Main Street. The committee decided to hold the measure for study, pending PARK PLAN Hudson to Make Final Payment On Bridge Soon The mayor's office said today it has been advised by Selectman Robert P. Levesque that Hudson's final share of repair costs for the Taylor's Falls bridge will be for- warded shortly. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan wrote to the selectmen several weeks ago asking for the town's final payment which Nashua has borne, pending reimbursement by Hud- son. The amount involved is ap- proximately Repairs to the disabled bridge were completed last fall. Health Recommends Crucifixion was the cruelest form of execution known, and was reserved for criminals, slaves and Insurrectionists. Scripture mentions a placed above Jesus' head, and early Christian writers speak of the four extremities of the crow, thus indicating that Christ died on what is known as the Latin Cross. Early Days Retailed According to early documents, the upright stake was fixed into the ground at the place of the execu- tion, and the condemned man carried only the cross- beam on the way to his death. Once at an execution site, such as "The Place of the Skull" outside Jeru- salem, the condemned man's arms were strapped to the crossbeams, and his hands were nailed down. The crossbeam was then raised to the upright stake by pulleys, and strapped into a notch. The victim was put astride a peg extending from the upright stake, and his feet were nailed down. Modern studies have shown that in this position, the weight of the body transfixes the rib cage, making the muscles of the diaphragm the instruments for breathing. Anyone subjected to this form of execution would die very slowly of exhaustion, cramps and para- lyzing tension. Killing Abortion Measure By Adolphe V. Bernotaa CONCORD, N. H. (AP) Senate Public Health committee informally vot- ed overwhelmingly to rec- ommend the Senate kill the House-passed abortion-law reform bill, The Associated Press learned today. The committee was expected to formally vote on the contro- versial proposal today. It was learned that an informal vote was made on the issue Wednes- day night. It is expected the bill will be brought to the Senate floor for a showdown decision next Wednes- day. Observers see the bill's chances in the full Senate as a toss up. The abortion bill survived a bitter battle hi the House, pass- ing 204-171 on Feb. 19 after more than five hours of intense argument that produced three roll calls and a standing vote. Rep. Jean Wallin, D-Nashua, sponsor of the reform measure, said the state's current 1848 abortion law is completely un- tenable from both a medical and a legal point of view. Her proposal would allow abortions in cases where the physical or mental health of the woman is in danger, where there is a chance of mental or physical deformity in-the fehtt, or when the pregnancy resultt from rape or incest. The current law permits abor- tions only to save the mother's life and only after the fourth month of pregnancy. Backers of the reform meat- ure call it a medical bill aimed ABORTION BILL Put f Abilene Pays Final Tribute to Eisenhower The quiet town of Abilene, Kans. paid its final salute to its boy- hood son, Dwight D. Eisenhower yesterday. In the left photo, Mamie Eisenhower watches at the foot of the casket as the body of the former chief executive is borne from the Eisenhower Library following funeral services. President Nixon is near the piUar beneath the American flag. At right, General Eisenhower's widow clutches the American flag which draped the casket, as she leaves the Meditation Chapel with her son, John. (AP Wirephotos) Abilene Grows Quiet After Eisenhower Burial By JOSEPH E. MOHBAT ABILENE, Kan. (AP) The little town of Dwight D. Eisenhower's boyhood and burial is still. The body of its greatest son lies at peace in the tranquil little chapel near the home where he grew up. Spray of Gladiolas A spray of yellow gladiolas lies on the marble slab covering the vault where the body rests in its plain, GI coffin. They were left by Mamie in fi- nal, tender tribute to the 5S years she had been his wife. Desolate, the widow, who had carried herself with grace and dignity through five wrenching days of national tribute, wearily retraced today the route of the funeral train back to the East. This time, there was no flag- draped coffin to accompany her in a nearby baggage car. Her companions were family, friends, a few military officers, and the Secret Service body- guard that was an echo of her eight years-as First'Lady to the 34th president of the United States. At the chapel on Buckeye Street, near the entrance to the Eisenhower Center where there used to be only a cornfield, no Impressive crowds swarmed after Wednesday's funeral to see thfc general's tomb. Less than an hour after the tearful widow had left the burial service, the Stars and Stripes folded and crunched to her bos- om, laughing children were romping in the playground out- side the little Lincoln grammar school a few yards away. By the Army's estimate, persons overflowed the town ol for the final trib- ute. A massive exodus took place before nightfall. Two guards from the General Services Administration, which runs the Eisenhower complex, had replaced the scores of trim soldiers who had formed a cor- don around the grounds a few hours earlier. One estimated that perhaps had entered the "Place of Meditation" by the time its doors were locked in the chilly, early spring twilight. By then, only a dozen persons stood before the.chapel, talking quietly, taking pictures around the circular fountain. Those who entered the chapel stepped to a low metal grating and gazed down into a sunken area ornamented with a quietly (lowing fountain. On the left, set into the floor was the marble yet un- the tomb. Near its foot was the bronze plaque marking the burial place of Boud Dwight Eisenhower, who died of scarlet fever in childhood long ago. Mamie Eisenhower paid a fi- nal visit before boarding the special train. Two hours after the service ended, she and other close family returned to see for first time how the scene would appear to posterity. The workmen -had completed their tasks with brisk efficiency after the service. Although the 72-year-old wid- ow had left earlier in anguish, her step faltering, she was now composed. She walked erect, the funeral veil removed, net eyes dry, her expression peace- ful. Minutes later, as the (rain eased out of the depot, sht stepped to tjje rear platform for a gracious farewell wave Ike's townspeople. Then it grew quiet. Abilene returned to being just Abilene, an open, gentle community at what used to be the rowdy end of the Chisholm Trail. Soviets Label Red China Congress a 'Maoist Farce9 Job Study Committee Ready To Nominate City Treasurer The aldermanic job study committee will present its nomi- nation for a new city treasurer- tax collector at the aldermanic meeting Tuesday night Alderman at Large Maurice L. Bouchard, committee chair- man, said the committee has decided on a nominee but is not prepared to release his name yet. The committee, he said, will meet again before next TUBS- PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY Telephone SS9-4S4Z Open II AM to 2 AM Mon. thru Sit. Sundays 3 PM day's aldermanic session to draw up a formal report on its nominee and to' review proce- dures to be used for: submit- ting his name1 before the entire aldermanic board. It is possible, Bouchard said, that the aldermen will elect a new treasurer collector Tues- day night. The aldermanic board is not bound to adhere to the com- mittee's recommendation but may consider nominations made fronrihe floor. 27 Applications A total of 27 responses wai received by the job study com- BILLS ARE A PAIN WT A. B. 0. HELP GET OUT OP DEBT BT CONSOLIDATING TOtJR BILLS PAST DUB OB NOT. SOD CAN AVOID LEGAL AC- TIONS DUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS. HO SECDRITYANO CO-SIGNERS IF TOP OWE PAT AS LOW If 11.000 115 WEEKLT 125 WEEKLT WEEKLT CALL OR WRITE TODAT Tot Puct of Kind Tomorrow 1271 Elm ft Hucheitor 66WJ161 Room 108 M Main St. NaihUK 183-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Bonn or OfflM Appolntmintt mittee after it advertised the treasurer's job in three news- papers. After screening the applica- tions, the committee inter- viewed seven candidates. The seven candidates were narrowed down to two candi- dates, both described as "excel- lent prospects." At a meeting last night, the committee further studied the background of each candidate, including reports from a private investigative agency, and de- cided on a nominee. The new treasurer will re- place Edward R. Benolt, 74, who retired March 15, Since his de- parture, (he treasurer's depart- ment has been under the direc- tion of Deputy Treasurer Eloise Ravenelle. By BERNARD GWERTZMAN Ntw York rftiM Ntwi MOSCOW In its first au- thoritative reaction, the Soviet Union called the ninth Commu- nist Party Congress in Peking "a Maoist farce" that had noth- ing, in common with the Chinese Communist Party. Izvestia, the government newspaper, said in an article written in Moscow that the genuine leaders of China's Com- munist party "were routed" by Mao Tse-Tung's followers in the three-year cultural revolution. To demonstrate its contempt for the Congress, Izveslia put the Ninth'Party Congress in quotation marks. It has been a Soviet conten- tion long before the Congress opened that Mao and his "clique" no longer had any- thing in common with commu- nism but instead were mas- querading behind the party colors. Izvestia said the delegates to the Congress "were not elected, of course, but appointed by Mao's emissaries from among specially picked people." It claimed, that the recent border incidents with the Soviet Union were created to facilitate "the consolidation of the na- tion" before the Congress met. Izvestia said two-thirds of the Chinese Communist Party Cen- tral Committee had been "re- pressed" during the cultural revolution. In another development, the New Times, a political weekly, took note of last month's meet- ing in New York of the National Committee on United States Chinese Relations which heard speeches from Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and other distinguished Kudzma Tagged To Fill Post On Planning Board Thomas Kudzma, a member of the Board of Adjustment, will be nominated at the aldermanic meeting Tuesday night to replace Edgar R. Caron on the Planning Board. Caron served as Planning Board chairman and his six-year term expired March 31. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan had indicated several weeks ago he would seek to replace him with a ZBA mem- ber to coordinate activities of the two boards. It is expected Kudzma's nom- ination will be referred to the appointments committee for a recommendation. Sullivan said the ordinance gov- erning the make-up of the Plan- ning Board states a member of the ZBA may serve on the board. He added that he is not com- pletely satisfied with the perform- ance of the Planning Board be- cause it "seems a little bit dis- jointed" in its activities. It is hoped Kudzma's appoint- ment, he said, will help the board to keep zoning in mind when act- Ing on various matters. The board's chairman is elected by its members and it is expected the election will take place after Kudzma's appointment. personalities calling for tn im- provement in U.S. Chinese relations. The New Times "commented" rather Influential forces' art working behind the .scenes of the Chinese lobby' in the'United States." The New Times article said the conference "aroused sensa- tional interest." It said that persons .paid each to attend the cojifer- ence, attended by senators and, generals, prominent sors and influential journalists, diplomats and big businessmen the cream" of "American so- ciety. "The common call of tilt speakers was' to ,'finally cross out the old policy of 'isolating and deterring' China and take measures to improve relations with the Maoist leadership in the Chinese peoples the New Times said. Throughout the current crisis with China, the Soviet Union has made efforts to link Mao's regime with both the United States and West Germany. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH- Abby Nashua Scene 4 Baker 5; Obituaries S Biossat 5 Pearson I Classifieds IReston 4 19, 20, 21: Snorts IS, 17 Comics 17-Suburban Crossword IS' News M, II 3 Theaters U Editorial Financial Hal Boyle Lawrence Dr. Thosteson I Weather I Sale Interior Latex Wall Paint Gal. Nashua Wallpaper Co. HI W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Open Thuri. nights 'til Get out of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. 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