Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 15, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle If you don't believe you're over the hill, listen to a nine-year-old ex- 'lining orbital rendezvous to nil Nashua 1969 The Ttkgraph's 100th Ytor As A Daily Newspaper... Weather Cloudy, Mild Tonight Little Change Wednesday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 39 it WNklr October M, 18M Incorporated a Daily Much 1, UN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 1969 Second Clan Postage Paid At Nuhua, N. H. 18 PAGES Price TEN CENTS GOP Hails Nixon Plans By CARL F. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) Republicans in Congrea hailed President Nixon's domestic program today as "sig- "well directed." But Demo- cratic leaders said they would await specifics before taking a stand. Comprehensive Program "It will be a very comprehen- live the other messages come said House Speaker John W. McCormack, D-Mass., after Nixon sent the broad outline of his program to Capitol Hill Monday. Basic recommendations were for bigger Social Security bene- fits, tax reform and a crack- down on crime. In the Senate, neither Demo- eatic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana, nor whip Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, commented, and aides said they .would have to wait for details. Senate Republican Leader Ev- erett M. Dirksen had no immediate comment, but his as- sistant leader called the mes- sage "a faithful mirror of in- tense, well-directed activity in the White House since well be- fore the inauguration." Pennsylvania's Hugh Scott added that Republican senators will respond well to Nixon's spe- cific proposals because "many of the proposals outlined today have been fundamentals of the Republican party's platform and program of action In the Senate for years." He mentioned propos- als for federal revenue-sharing, tax Incentives to spur private participation in social and job training programs. House GOP Leader Gerald It. Ford of Michigan hailed the message as "highly significant, for it points the federal govern- ment and indeed the entire na- tion, in new directions." "It opens the Ford said, "to a new national effort to improve the quality of life for all partnership of the individual citizen, the local community, the private sector, business and industry, the states and the federal govern- working together for the common good." Nixon said the crime control package he plans to send Con- gress shortly "will make clear the federal government's com- mitment, nationwide, to assist- ing local authorities in protect- ing the lives, rights and proper- ties of their citizens." Clean-up Is 7heir Bag These members of the Panther Pa- trol of Troop 6, Boy Scouts of America, are busy picking up roadside litter on the corner of Pine Hill Road and Wheaton Drive. Was it part of a national Boy Scout drive? No, they said, they just hated the litter. At' left, O. D. Poole, committee chairman of the troop, directs effort, as James Robbins and .David Sullivan help with the clean-up. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) Keefe Evaluates School Problem By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER With pupils in the school system and expected by 1974, something must be done goon in terms of new school construction. This was the message de- livered yesterday to Nashua Ro- tarians by School Supt. Edmund M. Keefe. Keefe, who was introduced by David Hamilton, spoke on the future of the local school sys- tem. Attending the weekly luncheon meeting in the Coun- try Club as a guest of Rotary was Dr. Norman W. Crisp, Board of Education president. Main Toplci Limitations of present facili- ties; educational trends support- ing large, comprehensive high schools and favoring "middle schools" instead of junior highs; recommendations of the recent- ly issued Engelhardt report; and the community's ability to defray additional school ing costs were topics covered by Keefe. Also discussed were the dual session system to go into effect at Nashua High in September and the impact of more paro- chial school closings. By 1978, the school population may be well on its way to the mark, Keefe noted. There are 14 schools in the system now, ranging in age from 1889 to 1968. Present Situation He described the present en- rollment -situation in these terms: high school has pupils and was designed to han- dle Next year it faces a student body of about grades 10 through 12. two junior high schools have pupils and have a capacity for about The Fairgrounds Junior High with a student body of was filled to capacity in September and no new students have been admitted there since then. are pupils in the elementary schools, with first graders at the Broad Street School pushing the sixth graders out. Sixth graders from Broad this ye.ar are being bused to Sunset 'Heights because it is the only school with extra space. Though two new schools have been built to alleviate crowding at. the Fairground Elementary School, the school is still crowd- ed, "A big intangible in our pro- jection is what 'will happen to our parochial school Keefe said. "For example, the high school will receive 75 girls from St. Louis High which is closing in June." State Public Works Group Adds to Peterson's Budget By CARL C. CRAFT CONCORD, N. H. (AP) The House Public Works Com- mittee recommends building an million addition to Gov. Walter Peterson's million capital construction budget but it's far from the million dream house envisioned by state agencies. Committee Chairman Rob Trowbridge, disclosing his study group's blueprint for mil- lion in 1970-71 capital outlays, noted that Peterson wanted a hold-the-line capital budget. "But the real he told newsmen, is: "What line do you hold? All of these recom- mendations (outlined as addi- tions to Peterson's budget) are real necessities and are mostly long overdue." The House receives the com- mittee's amended version of the capital construction bill on Wednesday, and if it goes along with the recommenda- .tions the measure then will be dispatched to the House Ap- propriations Committee. The Appropriations Commit- tee, Trowbridge said, "has been counting on us to do the backup work." Trowbridge said the Citizens Task Force "will be a great help In evaluating the future needs of the state but the Pub- lic Works Committee Is of the PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY 7C- ONLY Telephone 889-4542 Open II AM to 2 AM Mon. thru Sat. Sundayi 3 PM to strong opinion that no group could possfbly have spent more time or effort than we have in looking at the current needs and that these current needs must be met Trowbridge is on the execu- tive committee of the task force, which will report by Nov. 1 with recommendations on the findings of Its in-depth study of state governmental effective- ness. He explained that the Public Works Committee Is "not wait- ing for the task force" because the recommendations by the committee are on "current needs that need no further re- search." However, he added, the items cut by the committee from the requests made by the various agencies "certainly need re- search by the task force." Peterson, In his budget mes- sage, recommended spending million including some million for highway agency work. Since the highway agency requests are not actually in- cluded in the capital construc- tion budget bill itself, Trow- bridge noted, this left.the total at million. The increase of million by the Public Works Committee "seems dramatic at first Trowbridge said, "until it is ex- plained that" million won't be a charge against the general fund for debt service and an additional million authorization to the university to buy the hospital property In Keene won't be spent until 1972. In detailing the boost, Trow- bridge noted that: million is in self-li- quidating projects, such as dorms, and student charges will bear the cost of these proj- ects. IS subject to feder- PUBLIC WORKS Face 1 With pupils In the paro- chial system, he asked the audi- ence to imagine the impact more school closings would have on the public system! "We don't Jcnow if more paro- chial schools will close nor does the diocese which is struggling with all kinds of he added. In order to.cope with imme- diate enrollment problem, Keefe said, the Board of Edu- cation has decided to transfer ninth graders to the high school and put the school on dual ses- sions. The two junior highs will be reserved for grades seven and eight and will pick up sixth graders whenever an elemen- tary school becomes overly crowded. Temporary Expedient The system, he said, is a temporary expedient and other plans must be made to cope with the increase of students. With the aid of the noted edu- cational consultant firm of En- gelhardt, Engelhardt and Leg- gett, Keefe said, the board has voted in favor of building one large, comprehensive high school. i The school would be designed for pupils and would be expandable to accommodate One of the reasons for the decision, Keefe said, was that a school of that size would be able to offer to advanced stu- dents courses beyond the high school level. Secondly, he said, one high school would prevent compari- son between an "old high school" and a new high school, with stu- dents of the "old high" wanting to be transferred to the new school because of educational advantages available through better physical facilities. Considered Necessary Thirdly, Keefe said, a large, comprehensive high school is considered necessary in educa- tional circles to meet the chal- lenges of the technocratic so- ciety to unfold in the years ahead. Construction of similar high tchools in Massachusetts, he said, is running into costs of about million. Speaking of. the million to million school improvement program recommended by En- gelhardt, Keefe said "j'ou have to cut the pattern by the cloth you have." One of the ways more funds for school construction could be raised, he said was by raising the bonded indebtedness limit from seven per cent to 10 per cent of the city's equalized val- uation as many other communi- ties have done. With construction of a new high school, Keefe said, the Elm Street school will become a "middle school." Middle schools, he explained, generally encompass grades five through eight and are designed to provide a gradual transition program between elementary grades and high school. The junior high school system started in the 1920s, he said, was designed for the same pur- pose but over the years has tended to help high schools and SCHOOL PROBLEM Page 1 North Korea Hits IL S. Navy Plane; 31 Persons Aboard TOKYO (AP) The North Koreans, who cap- tured the intelligence ship Pueblo, reported their air force shot down a large U.S. reconnaissance plane today. The U.S. Defense Department said a Navy reconnaissance plane with 31 aboard was missing in the Sea of Japan. Japs Join Search Japanese fishing boats joined U.S. planes in a search for sur- vivors. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow asked the Foreign Min- istry for the assistance of any Soviet ships in the area. The official Korean Central News Agency said "a large-size modernly equipped reconnais- sance plane" intruded deep Into North Korean air space and was shot down at p.m. EST Monday. The broadcast gave no infor- mation on the fate Of those aboard. It said only that the North Ko- rean air force shot the plane down at a high altitude "by showering fire of revenge upon it." The U.S. Defense Department said a four-engine Navy EC121 propeller reconnaissance plane based at Atsugi, Japan, has been missing since 2 p.m. A spokesman said the flight began about 7 a.m. and the aircraft commander was under orders to approach ho closer than 50 miles to the coast of North Korea. The EC121 is heavily loaded with electronic gear, as was the U.S. intelligence ship Pueblo which was captured off the North Korean coast on Jan. 23, 1968. The U.S. claimed at the time the ship was in Internation- al waters about 25 miles off the North Korean coast. Search operations today 'ap- parently were centered within 200 miles of where the Pueblo and its 83 crewmen were cap- tured. The crew was released late last year. The missing airplane is a con- verted Lockheed Super Constel- lation which has a big hump in the top of the fuselage to carry radar and other monitoring de- vices. "It Is a large-crew the spokesman said, confirming that 31 men would not be an un- usual number to be aboard. The monitoring equipment requires a number of operators. The EC121 carried two 20-man life-rafts. The Defense Department said combat patrol cover was being provided for two search planes, an HC130 Hercules and a KC135 tanker. The destroyer Tucker and Dale, which have been based at Sasebo, Japan, were ordered to head toward the search area. In Seoul, a high-ranking U.S. military spokesman refused to comment the reports. The North Korean agency said the "U.S. imperialist ag- gressor army which has been rapidly intensifying the war provocation maneuvers against North Korea of late perpetrat- ed on the morning of the 15th the grave provocation of infil- trating deep into the territorial air of the republic a large-size modernly equipped reconnais- sance plane to conduct recon- naissance, while perpetrating grave provocations along the military demarcation line." Civilian Picked For Moon Walk By PAUL RECER SPACE CENTER, Houston, Tex. (AP) A civilian space- man may make his mark in his- tory by taking a walk. The stroll would be on the sur- face of the moon, and space offi- cials said Monday that Neil Armstrong, commander of Apol- lo 11, is scheduled to be the first man to make it. George Low, director of the Apollo spacecraft program of- fice, said Monday it was intend- ed that Armstrong, 38, would be the first man to set foot on the earth's satellite after he and Air Force Col. Edwin E. Aldrin, 39, land the Apollo 11 lunar module there. If all goes according to plan, Armstrong will explore for two hours and 40 minutes, and will be joined by Aldrin several min- utes after he takes the first step. Low said the space duo would land on the moon and immedi- ately throw the switches that would leave the module ready for an immediate launch should an emergency develop. Then Armstrong and Aldrin will rest for four hours aboard the little craft. Low said he didn't expect either to get much sleep. Armstrong will start the moon surface stroll by opening the lu- nar module hatch and descend- ing a ladder. NEIL A. ARMSTRONG One of his first acts, Low said, would be to gather a sample of moon rock, the first of 54 pounds Armstrong and Aldrin will pick up. With the rocks safely in hand, Armstrong will test the ability of man to perform on the airless moon surface wearing a bulky space suit and handicapped by the satellite's lesser gravity. Apollo 11 Is planned for launch from Cape Kennedy July 16. The landing is expected on July 20. Yugoslav Generals Purged by DAVID BINDER Ntw York Tlmit Newt UrVICI generals of the Yugoslav National Army have been quietly purged on President Tito's orders and the country's defense strategy has been greatly altered as a direct result of the Soviet bloc invasion erf Czechoslovakia last August, it was disclosed today. Mayor's Pay Raise Tagged for Passage; Increases for Nashua Aldermen Shelved BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. HELP TOD GET OUT OP DEBT BT CONSOLIDATING TOUR BILLS PAST DUE OR NOT. TOC CAN AVOID LEGAL AC- TIONS DTjJJS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS. NOT A LOAN NO 8EOTRITT NO CO-SIGNERS IF TOD OWE PAT AS LOW 18 11.000 116 WEEILT 125 WEEKLY 135 WEEKLT CALL OK WHITE TODAT Mr of Mind Tomorrow 1371 Kim St Muncheiter 669-S161 Room lot 82 Main St. Nuihun 8J3-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Homi or Offitt AppoinUntBtl By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER A bill to increase the mayor's salary from to re- turns to the legislature tagged for passage but another to raise the aldermen's pay will be with- drawn. This was the outcome of an executive session last night by Nashua's delegation to the legis- lature following a public hear- ing on both bills. The hearing, held in the City Hall ward room, drew about 30 persons. Rep. and Alderman-at-Large Maurice L. Bouchard, sponsor of both bills, said he is withdrawing the aldermen's salary measure so It will not jeopardize approval of the mayor's salary boost when it Is put to city-wide referendum in November. Saving that the delegation had conflicting opinions on the alder- men's pay raise which could be viewed as a reflection of the elec- torate's thinking, Bouchard ob- served that the aldermen's salary raise could influence the voters in their decision on the mayor's raise. "I consider approval of the mayor's salary bill more im- portant, that's why I'm withdraw- ing the aldermen's he add- ed. Since the mayor's and alder- men's salaries are set by the city charter, their change requires ap- proval by the state legislature and by the voters in a referendum. Salary Schedule Under Bouchard's bill, the alder- men-at-large would have their annual salaries hiked from to and the ward aldermen's pay would have been boosted from to The 15 alder- manic members would have re- tained their individual car al- lowance of Rep. John H. La tour (D-Ward 9) conducted a hearing In the absence of Rep. Roland H. La- Plante (D-Ward delegation chairman, and Rep. Peter R. Cote (D-Ward vice chairman. Latour said the mayor's bill would be amended to tighten up the wording for a expense account to be' granted the city's chief executive. The bill states that the mayor would be allowed the sum of "payable each January 15th, for expenses incurred in the performance of his duties." It will be amended, Latour said, to read that the mayor shall be allowed "up to for ex- penses and the Jan. 15 due date will be stricken, The intent. of the delegation, Latour said, is that the mayor submit his expense statements for payment through regular chan- nels. Rep. Louis D. Record Jr. (R- Ward 2) had expressed reserva- tions about the bill's wording, Sale I Interior Latex Wall Paint Gal. Nashua Wallpaper Co. 119 W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Open Thuri. nights 'til Get out of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBbK HDIC saying it would grant the mayor a check each Jan. 15 to spend as he saw fit without ac- counting to anyone. In explaining his bill, Bouchard said be had not asked Mayor Den- nis J. Sullivan for his opinion on a raise. The figure, he said, was worked out by Finance Officer John H. Buck who was asked to survey mayoral salaries in other cities. Bouchard said the bill was an attempt Jo put the mayor's sala- ry on a step commensurate with his responsibilities and to what the head of a million business in industry would get. Except for James Lagios, ttie bill generally won favorable com- ment from those who testified. Armand A. Beaulieu, candidate for mayor, said he thought a increase was a big jump for taxpayers to absorb. He said he would consider a raise more appropriate, provided the legislature in the fu- ture reviewed the mayor's salary at more regular intervals. Mayor In Favor Sullivan was in favor of the bill, saying that "if you are a man of MAYOR'S PAY RAISE Page 2 Bookkeeping For small businesses and sub-contractors Reasonable Rates Tel. 883-3912 The purged officers, who in- clude the former deputy Su- preme Commandant, Ivan Gosn- jak, and the General Staff Chief, Genam Rade Hamovic, were blamed for inadequate defense preparations and a faulty stra- tegic concept. Informed sources said at least nine general staff officers, most- ly Serbs, had been pensioned off. Some of the names are known to foreign military attaches, but there has been no public discus- sion of the vast changes which the Yugoslav armed forces have undergone. A Yugoslav source said that in the days immediately after the Aug. 21 invasion of Czecho- slovakia, when Yugoslavia mo- bilized for war "shocking" dis- coveries of unprcparedness oc- curred. He continued: "They found, for instance, that there were virtually no troops at all in the Vojvodina. (The flat region between Belgrade and the border with and that there were only two Yugoslav customs officers and a couple of militiamen standing in the way of the Red army." The Soviet Army has more than troops in Hungary. In sections'of Eastern Serbia, near the Danube, he said, there were dozens of instances of tardy distribution of munitions and uniforms. Another source said the old strategic concept had envisaged setting up a front and trying to defend the major population cen- ters Belgrade, Skopje, Zagreb and Ljubljana in a conven- tional fashion. He quoted Vladimir Bakaric, TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 8iPearson 4 Classifieds jReston 4 14, 15, 16, 17 Sports 12, 13 Comics 14' Suburban Crossword 14 Editorial 4 Financial 6 Hal Boyle 5 Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries 10, 11 Television 14 Theaters Dr. Thosteson 9 Weather 2 Wicker 4 the top Communist party offi- cial in Croatia, as saying that the Red Army could have punched through the Yugoslav de- fenses "to Zagreb in six hours and to the Adriatic coast in twelve hours." These suppositions were backed, he said, by a detailed inspec- tion report submitted last au- tumn to President Tito by Gen. Hamovic. He was replaced shortly thereafter by Gen. Milos Sumonja, a 51-year-old Serb. During the winter, 59-year-old Gen. Gosnjak, was also quietly moved out of the army leader- ship and there are unconfirmed reports that he escaped ouster from the army's party organiza- tion by only one vote. Gosnjak, who had a reputation for being friendly with several Red army generals, had been a protege of Marshal Tito. Several other dismissed offi- cers were also described by the sources as having been too chummy with Red Army leaders in recent years. "The Russians cannot reckon on our army any more as they might have done in the one source said. N.H. House Gets Veterans Tax Exemption Plan CONCORD, N. H. (AP) Two new bills have been filed in the House. One would limit veterans property lax exemp- tions only to disabled veter- ans. The current exemption would be done away with and the amount of the exemption would be proportionate with the disability. The bill was entered by House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh and Majorily Leader Harlan Logan. A measure entered by Rep. Leo Dion, D-Manchcster, would provide all state employes over- time pay for work over 40 houn week and eight hours day.