Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 5, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle Now is the time to look over the spring seed catalogs to Me what those giant whatchamacallits would have looked like if they had ever come up. Nashua ...1969 Ttw Ttltgraph'i 100th YMT Al A Dolly Ntwspoptr... C J Weather Tonight Clearing and Colder Sunday Fair and Colder FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 31 Established n Weekly October JO, ISM Incoporited u Dally Much 1, lltt NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 1969 Second Clan Postage Paid At Nnhua, N. H. 20 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Fire Sweeps Downtown Block; 2 Elderly Women Hospitalized 2 Stores Destroyed; Others Damaged By MICHELE BUJOLD A general alarm fire in the early morning hours de- stroyed two businesses and the apartments above on West Pearl Street, leaving seven Nashuans homeless, and hos- pitalizing two elderly women. Described as a total loss by Fire Chief Albert L. Tan- guay, were Burque Jewelers, Inc., and Garthe's Fashion Salon at 73 West Pearl. Suffering smoke damage was Trow News and Card Shoppe, with smoke seeping into the Second National Bank. Framed by the symbolic lilies, Donna Easter pauses to contemplate the desig- nation of the religious observance tomor- row which bears her name. Miss Easter, It's Really Easier daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice A. Easter of 31 Chester St. is a student at Green Mountain College, in Pulteney, N. Y. (Telegraphoto-Shalhoup) Easter Eggs, Palms, Matzoth Area Faithful Will Celebrate In Variety of Ways on Sunday By MAIJSJL4 CLEMENT Depending on your re- ligious affiliation, tomor- row is either the day for Easter eggs, palms or mat- zoth. While Protestants and Catholics flock to church to celebrate Easter Sunday, the Greek community will be observing Palm Sunday, and Jewish families will mark the fourth day of Passover. Easter will be the predominant holiday, since Protestants and Catholics are in the majority as in most parts of this jountry. The Catholic faith is strongly predominant in Nashua, with nine large parishes outnum- bering 17 denominations of Pro- testants. The two Greek churches, St. Nicholas and the Church of the Annunciation, serve an estimated 330 families. Temple Beth Abra- ham, Nashua's only synagogue, has approximately 130 Jewish families on its rolls. Sports Special Harvey Era Featured In PaperToday Charles W. "Buzz" Harvey, (he dean of New Hampshire's school- boy football coaches, announced his retirement from the coaching ranks with the acceptance of this week of the new post of director of physical education and athlet- ics In Nashua's public schools. The retirement brought to an end a 27-year era of exciting ath- letic programs In addition to bringing football prominence to Nashua High. Specially prepared stories and photos by the Telegraph's Shalhoup and Greg Andruslevich, pointing to the highlights of the Harvey era can be found on 13 of today's edition. 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 889-4542 Open II AM to 2 AM Man. thru Sundays 3 PM to Midnita Catholics will go to church at the usual times tomorrow; thi actual liturgy of the mass under- goes no marked changes on Eas- ter. However, the significance of the day will be evidenced by the addition of special choirs, boom- ing organ tidings, and dozens up- on dozens of Easter lilies banked on all the altars. The gospel of the day will relate the story of the Resurrection, and pastors will take the pulpit at each mass to deliver Easter blessings and a special sermon. Protestant services vary great- ly, according to But, nearly all will present elaborate choral and instrumental selections, as ministers deliver Easter meditations amidst bowers of lilies, azaleas and spring bouquets. Pines Cathedral Perhaps the most dramatic and colorful of non-denominational Easter commemoratives, is the sunrise servici held at the Cathe- dral of the Pines in Eindge. Tha. sponsors caution those planning t to attend to "dress warmly, wear boots and be prepared for heavy snows on the ground." The Greek Orthodox observance of Holy Week will begin with traditional Palm Sunday proces- sions, and the distribution of palm leaves. The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts will be cele- brated Monday and Tuesday mornings, with the Service of Nymphios (bridegroom) in the evening. The latter is a service denoting that Christ is the head of the church, just as the bride- groom is the head of the house- hold. The Liturgy will be cele- brated again on Wednesday morn- ing, with the Sacrament of Holy Unction (anointment with holy oil) in the evening. A very long service on Thurs- day night will commemorate the Last Supper, through a narration and procession of the Crucifixion and the reading of the 22 Passion Gospels. Holy Friday is observed with three different services: the Hours (a vigil of the the Apokathelosis (taking Christ from the and the Lamentations. Communion services are held Saturday morning, followed by the Liturgy of St. Basil. Easter services wjU take place at mid- night, when, the church will ba enveloped in darkness until the priest takes a candle which he will eventually pass to everyone in the congregation so they may light their own candles. Another gospel reading and liturgy servr ice, will be followed by the dis- tribution of Easter .eggs. A Serv- ice of Brotherly Love will take place Easter afternoon. Passover Observance Jewish families ushered in Passover at sundown on Wednes- day, with a family ogservanca known as the Seder. Families re-read the Biblical account in the Book of Exodus of how the Israelites were liberated from Egyptian bondage during the time of Moses. In addition to the Biblical read- Ings, the Seder includes the chanting of songs, prayers of freedom and the serving of special symbolic foods. Seven Evacuated Chief Tanguay said that the sev- en tenants of the apartments above Barque's and Garthe's had to be evacuated by fire officials and policemen. Of these, two elderly women were taken to thi Memorial Hospital, where they weri treated for smoke inhala- tion. Listed to "fair" condition by hospital authorities are: Mrs. Al- ice Simard, 81, and Mrs. Violet Levesque, 63. Mrs. Sifflard's hus- band, Emile, 6B, was also taken to the hospital in the police cruis- er, but was not treated. Police Sergeant Norbert H. Mar- quis laid today that the fire was discovered after an alarm went off at a.m. at the Second Na- tional Bank. He said that police were investigating at the bank when they discovered heavy smoke emerging from the base- ment of the Burque Building next door. Heal Triggered Alarm Officials theorize that alarm was triggered by the heat of the fire in the nearby build- big. When the police noticed the smoke, one immediately sounded the fire alarm in Box 116, while the others attempted to warn residents in the apartments. Their efforts were hampered by heavy smoke, Marquis said, and some of the were hang- ing out of the windows. Norbert stated that policemen began blowing their whistles, yelling and making a general amount of noise to wake up the other resi- dents. When fire arrived at the scene, they were aided by the policemen in evacuating the residents, most of whom are el- derly. Some of the inhabitants were escorted down the smoke- TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Church Classifieds 14 16-17-18-19 Comics 14 Crossword Editorial Financial Lawrence Obituaries Pearson Social Sports Teen Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 14 Weather Women 4 9 12 3 18 16 2 10 filled stairway, others were taken down a ladder on a fire truck. Besides Mr. and Mrs. Simard, and Mrs. Levesque, the residents were identified as: Miss Ethel Knight, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Maynard, Roland Levesque, hus- band of the hospitalized woman; Mrs. Florence Sweenie, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tremblay and Clar- ence Henry. There were no chil- dren involved in the rescue, of- ficials said. Sgt. Marquis noted that thi residents were "extremely lucky. In another ten minutes we prob- ably would have had lerious consequences." Started In Basement Chief Tanguay said that flrt FIRE Page I Gallant Picked for City Post The aldermanic job study com- mittee's nominee for city treas- urer tax collector, Irving J. Gallant, 51, Trill be introduced at a conference for the Board of Aldermen and newsmen Monday night. Gallant is assistant treasurer of the Doehla Greeting Card Co., here and lives at 60 King St. The aldermanic job study com- mittee's nominee for city treasur- er-tax collector will be revealed at a conference for the Board of Aldermen and newsmen Monday night. Alderman-at-Large Maurice L. Bouchard, committee chairman, said the nominee will be present to meet the full aldermanic board and to answer questions. The conference will be held In the mayor's office at 7: SO. Bouchard said the five-member job study committee plans to for- mally nominate its candidate for treasurer at the aldermanic meet- ing Tuesday night. The committee was authorized by the board to interview candi- dates for the post. Nominations, however, may still be made from the floor. West Pearl Street Building Destroyed in the upper floors were evacuated by police and firefighters. Two elderly women were hospitalized. (Telegraphoto-Shalhoup) Flames and smoke pour out of win- dows and doors of the business block on West Pearl Street when an early morn- ing fire destroyed two stores and dam- aged several others. Apartment residents 2 Cuban Diplomats Barred from U. S. By BARNARD L. COLLIER York Tlmil Newt Strvlet NEW YORK-Two Cuban diplo- mats have been denied re-entry visas to the United States on charges of conducting intelligence activities and allegedly giving "financial and directional" aid to militant Negro groups such as the Black Panther party, govern- ment sources said today. Five more Cuban diplomats, the sources said, also face possible action by the Department of State on the same ground as their col- leagues. They added that they did not expect the Department of State to Land for Schools, Library Plan Top Issues for Aldermen Tuesday BILLS ARE A PAIN 1ST A. B. 0. HELP lOU OKT OtTT OP DEBT BT CONSOLIDATING TOUR BILLS PAST DUE OB NOT. TOD CAN AVOID tiEOAt AC- TIONS DUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE OALIS. NOT A LOAN NO SECURITY NO CO-SIGNERS IF YOU OWE PAT AS LOW AS SIS WEEKLT 12! WEEKLT J35 WEEKLY CALL OB TODAY For of Hind Tomorrow 1371 Elm St Mtnchesttr 669-5161 Boom 108 92 Main St Nuthlll 883-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Home or Offlcf Appolntmenti Arrtneed____ By CLAUDETTE DUHOCHER At their meeting Tuesday night, the aldermanic board will act on 13 measures returning from committee scrutiny and give a first reading to six others listed under new business. One of the major items of business to be considered for final approval authorizes the transfer of from resid- ual school bond issues to buy 100 acres of land for school building purposes. New Business Under new business, the al- dermen will consider a resolu- tion to preserve the Hunt Memo- rial Library as a historic land- mark and an ordinance to ban trailer truck traffic on Main Dunstable Road, Fairmount Street and Charles Street. The land purchase resolution has been tagged for approval by the aldermanic finance com- mittee, although with some re- luctance, i To be acquired are 42.acres from Wjlliam F. Hall adjacent. to the 78-acre Yudicki farm on the Main Dunstable Road. The Yudicki land is under the juris- diction of the school department and the combined tract is under consideration for the construc- tion of a new high school. Also to be acquired are 13 acres owned by Hall at junction of Gilson Road and the Main Dunstable Road and an abutting 45-acre tract owned by Carl A. R. Livingstone. The combined acreage, which lies about a east of the Yu- dicki land, would be reserved for the construction of a futurt junior high or elementary school. In discussing the proposed purchase of the three parcels with the Board of Education this week, the finance committee did not question the need to buy land for school purposes nor the proposed purchase price. Its reluctance stemmed from reservations about building a "super high school" with a pu- pil capacity of yo pupils on the Yudicki land. Committee members unani- mously recommended approval of the measure after the school board noted the growing scarci- ty of large land areas and past cases where delay in land ac- quisition has resulted in higher purchase costs or loss of the opportunity altogether. Temporary Easement Recommended for passage by the lands and buildings com- mittee is a resolution to grant the First Hartford Realty Corp. a temporary easement to install sanitary sewerage for several hundred apartment units it pro- poses to build off Amherst Street near Rich's. The easement would affect Boire Field and the resolution stipulates all work performed thall be during daylight hours and only when visual flight rules are in effect at Boire Field. Other stipulations are listed covering the height of equip- Sale Interior Latex Wall Paint Gal. Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-D491 Open Thurs. nights 'til t: 00 Get out of the rut. Gef FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBkR CD 1C ment which can be used; re- moval of all equipment from runway approach zones during hours of darkness; prior notice required by the airport man- ager; and posting of indemnity insurance. The easement would be for two years duration from the date of its granting, with the city to take title to the line in- stalled. The lands and buildings com- mittee conferred with Philip D. Labombarde, Nashua Airport Authority chairman, about the proposed easement. He in- formed the group the NAA has voted approval of the easement subject to the restrictions set forth. Boys Club Plan A resolution authorizing the lands and buildings committee to study the feasibility of trans- ferring city jurisdiction over land off Ledge Street to the Na- shua Boys Club is recommended for passage by the committee. The Nashua-New Hampshire Foundation holds reversionary rights to the land and has de- clined to release them in order to respect the wishes of the old Nashua Manufacturing Co. which originally deeded the land to LAND Page I declare any of the five suspected diplomats personna non grata but that their re-entry visas might not be issued the next time they leave the country. All the Cuban diplomats are or were attached to the Cuban mis- sion to the United Nations. The Cuban delegates have made no secret of the fact that they main- tained contacts wiih student and black radical movements in the United the suggestions that Cubans have provided finan- cial aid to these groups is a new one. The government sources who asked that they not be identified, said that the two Cubans denied re-entry were Chafik Saker Zen- ni, a former administrative offi- cer in the mission with the rank of First Secretary, and Jesus Jimenez Escobar, one of two coun- selors listed for the 17-man mis- sion. Saker Zenni was refused re- entry in January of last year, according to this information, and Jimenez Escobar, who told fel- low diplomats three months ago that he was going home to Ha- vana on vacation, was told he would be denied re-entry before he left. The five Cubans against whom action has been sought by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is in charge of internal security; investigations, were re- ported to be: Alberto Boza Hidalgo-Gato, a third secretary who arrived at the U. N. recently; Pedro Luis Pinero Eirin, a third secretary; Jorge E. Reyes Vega, a second secretary; Miguel M. Santana Fraiz, an attache; and Lazaro Espinosa, a third secretary. Weekend Edition Stock Lists Teen-Age Page Exfro Comics Nixon Mum On Florida Conference By FRANK CORMIER KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) President Nixon, here with his family for Easter, is saying nothing about a domestic policy conference that brought five ad< visers to this sun-bathed island. Nixon and key figures in.his domestic affairs braintrust group met for more than two hours Friday at the home of the President's close friend, C. G. VBebe" Rebozo. There was no word, however, on what deci- sions may have been reached. In advance of the session, Press Secretary Ronald L. Zieg- ler has said the confereej would talk about "the broad range of compelling needs that face the nation" and that the President will begin "to set priorities based upon the dollars that are available." Former Nashua Resident Feared Drowned at Cape Police from Bourne, Mass., to- day began a search for the body of a former Nashua man who ap- parently drowned Friday near the west end of the Cape Cod Canal. The victim, Francis T. Murray, 33, reportedly fell from a skiff in the vicinity of Hog Island. Mr. Murray's brother, Robert D. Murray of 20 Tampa Street, said he had been informed that the incident had been confirmed but that no word had been re- ceived concerning location of the body. The missing man, a longtime resident of Nashua and frequent visitor here, had been living in Brockton, Mass., and was em- ployed by the Ray Daley Dry- wall Company it North Eajton, FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With" LORDEN OIL CO. INC. Servlnt and mi-round- Income Taxes PREPARED FEDERAL AND STATE by appointment 'or in your home TEL. 883-3912 He was born In Nashua, Mi parents being Mr. and Mrs. Wil- liam H. Murray, Jr. His mother, Mrs. Antoinette Murray of 3 Cot- tage Avenue, is a survivor and he is also survived by his wife, now of Brockton. He had no chil- dren, it wu reported.