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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 22, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle A beauty shop Is a place where men are rare and women are well done. Nashua Celearanh VOL. 101 NO. 45 Established M a Weekly October 1MJ Incorporated u a Daily March 1, INI Tht Tffegroph's 100th Ytor As A Dolly Ntwspoptr... Cj Weather Rainy, Cool Tonight Drizzly, Cool Wednesday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, APRIL Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 20 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Peterson Shuns TV Challenge This Is No Fishin' Hole This gaping, four-foot deep hole opened up on unsuspecting motorists on West Hollis Street and forced closing the street to traffic yesterday. Caused by a cave-in over a sewer duct, the cavern opened just as a pick-up truck was pass, ing over, but the vehicle made it to solid ground. The hole was repaired and West Hollis Street is open to traffic today. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) CONCORD, N. H. (AP) Gov. Walter Peterson he will not appear on television to debate ques- tions raised by Democratic legislative leaders. House Minority Leader Robert Raiche of Manches- ter challenged Peterson to debate saying the, governor had failed to show leader- ship and was being irre- sponsible in suggesting fed- eral tax sharing might be a substitute for raising revenues at the state level. Challenge Issued Raiche and Senate Minority Leader Harry Spanos of New- port, issued the challenge last week after a television news panel in which they gave quali- fied endorsement to state In- come taxes. The television station, WENH- TV in Durham, the state's ed- ucational network, offered live time to the governor, but the Republican chief executive said Monday afternoon he'll have no part of it. IB other legislative develop- House Appropriations Com- mittee Chairman Joseph Eaton, R-ffiUsborough, says House mem- bers can expect a copy of committee-recommended Gener- al Fund budget by "around May 1." The committee first got Gov. Walter Peterson's mil- lion budget in mid-February and has been working on it since. Eaton estimated that as much as million might be cut from the governor's proposals. Eaton said he expects to re- port the budget to the floor of the House on May 8. Seventy-four agencies were in- corporated in the budget by Pet- erson, who also urged a system of earmarking certain revenue for education. The committee, however, re- cently voted unanimously against the earmarking propos- al. Eaton said the committee in- stead is urging appropriation of specific amounts for specific Survey Notes Lack of Adequate Facilities EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is the fourth in a series of articles on the Engelhardt curriculum sur- vey report prepared for the Board of Education. It discuss- es suggestions for Improving to quality status the art, music, physical education, science, so- cial studies and mathematics programs. By Claudette Durocher Specialized teachers of elementary art, music and physical education lack ap- propriate facilities for their work, the Englehardt, En- glehardt Leggett cur- riculum survey report de- clares. Not Enough teachers And, it adds, there are not enough teachers to carry out proposed programs adequately. Commenting on other studies, the firm notes: The number of materials and instructional aids supplemen- tary to the social studies pro- grams should be Increased in the Nashua elementary schools; the use of a unified mathe- matics program should be con- sidered; and increased empha- sis upon science should be made. At present, specialized super- visors travel to schools and car- ry on an art program within the classroom. Because there are four art teachers at this time, the report notes, the time spent with Itudents is limited. Classroom teachers are ex- pected to extend the art pro- gram in the absence of tire spe- cialized teacher, the report adds, and because of the neces- sity to teach only in the class- room, the art program is limit- ed in its scope and sequence. Limitations Cited "The types of craft that can be offered and the environment that the art teacher is required to work in, limit the numbers of things that can be the report states. "Therefore, the program can be considered fairly limited in comparison to art programs that are in existence in other elementary schools throughout the country. The amount of sup- plies that are available in art are also limited, and this once again reduces the scope of the program from the point of view of the special teacher. "The art program requires a specialized area fully equipped for work in both arts and crafts. The art teacher should be housed in that room. The ideal program would be an art teach- er for each school, directing the entire art program in the school, relieving the classroom teacher of responsibility." Noting that the music pro- gram is taught by specialists in much the same manner as the art program, the Engelhardt report suggests the following for the development of a quality program: should be taught in a fully equipped and spacious soundproof room with movable chairs, so that the area can be used for various types of activi- ties. should be available that are equipped with rhythm instruments based on the Carl Orff concept to include stereo tape recorders, record players, film strips, available projectors, the possibility of closed circuit television and a quality piano. should be a specialist In each building teaching vocal music only. Standardized texts should be used throughout the elementary schools and the en- tire music program should be taught by specialists. Daily Classes should be music class- es each day, and there should be emphasis on eurhythmies in the primary grades. A minimum class time of approximately 20 minutes per day in the first grade and other primary grades would be desirable. State Records 181 War Deaths By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two more New Hampshire servicemen have been killed in action in Vietnam, bringing state deaths in the war to 181 and 10 for this month. The Pentagon Monday identi- fied the latest victims as Army 2nd Lt. Daniel Leahy, 24, of Manchester, and Army Spec. 4 David Hildreth, 19, of Warren, the first from his community to die in the war. Leahy is Manchester's 33rd contribution to the war. Accord- ing to a military report to his family, Mr. and Mrs. John Cummings, he was killed In a Viet Cong ambush. Leahy enlisted in the Army a year ago and was sent to Viet- nam in February. Hildreth leaves his wife, Mrs. Patricia Hildreth. He was killed in a mortar attack. He had been in the service since last September and in Vietnam a short while. addition to the text, there should be a course of study that would be followed to develop the total program, with students having the opportunity of hear- ing and seeing live concerts not only by other performing stu- dents but also by professional groups. should be someone to coordinate the total music pro- gram from kindergarten through grade twelve, and a budget should be provided to as- sure proper allocation of funds and materials. in grade four, piano could be taught to groups of children with an electric piano laboratory, students at ad- vanced grade levels could study privately with persons in the city. vocal ensembles with- in the elementary schools should be developed and the in- strumental program should be expanded to include instruction by specialists in brass, wood- winds, percussion and string. Small brass, woodwind, string and percussion ensembles should also be developed. Another Problem The physical education pro- gram, the Engelhardt report notes, is conducted by four spe- cialists who travel from school to school which allows a limited amount of time for the program. "There is another problem in that some school; are not equipped with spaces that are adequate for a physical educa- tion the report "In some buildings, where the gymnasium is part of the cafe- teria, it is impossible to use this space as an area for physi- cal education for several hours of the day when it is being used as a cafeteria. "Although there is a study guide for the physical education program available to the In- structors, the program at pres- ent seems to be oriented pri- marily toward games and de- velopment of such activities. Several other objectives should be desirable as well." Among other desirable objec- tives listed by the Engelhardt report is the development of a physical training program and a body correction program. It also suggests that the physi- cal education program should be oriented toward development of muscular coordination and im- provement of perceptual aware- ness, and it should be closely oriented to and articulated with the reading program. Each school should have a physical education area which should be fully equipped and properly designed to carry on an indoor program for most of the school year, the report con- tinues, and outside areas should be more fully developed for physical education and not just a playground area. Text Variety The variety of texts being used within the elementary sys- tem for the social studies pro- gram is now being considered for revision. More teachers at all grade levels should be involved in ths determination of the future so- cial studies curriculum, the re- port recommends. Such involvement It adds, should come through the sug- gested Instructional councils and through the use of the expertise of teachers within the school system who are oriented to- ward the social studies and so- cial science areas. A wide variety of supplemen- tary books in social studies should be available and there should be a wide selection of SCHOOL SURVEY Page I Bednar Plan Would Legalize Meetings Aldermanic Action Is Due Tonight On Conservation Commission Plan By BILL ROBERTS selectman and present state representative John Bednar suggested to the Hudson Board of Selectmen at last night's meeting that ho sponsor a bill in the legislature legalizing the last three town meetings where zoning laws and building codes were acted on. He referred to the town meet- Ings of September 1967, March 1968 and March 1969 where ac- tion was taken by a 2 to 1 vote of those present. Bednar noted the possibility that some developers are con- sidering instituting legal proce- dures to declare some of the Bookkeeping For small businesses and sub-contractors Reasonable Rates Tel. 883-3912 PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY Open II AM to 2 AM Men. thru Sat. Sundays 3 PM to newly voted ordinances illegal. He said that the selectmen have declared they will respect vote on the ordinances and en- force them; and that presently the town is vulnerable to "sharpies." Bednar commented that legal- izing the meeting would seem to be "good business" in that it would save the taxpayers from having to pay unnecessary legal bills that could result from a court action; and it would eliminate "nit-pickin" once and for all" on these particular is- sues. Bednar questioned the board as to the members' feelings on his proposed action. Selectman Robert P. Levesque replied: "No comment." Bednar then asked if the se- lectmen will oppose the pro- posed legislation. Selectman Frank Nutting said that he thought not. Nutting stated that although he opposed certain points as voted, he felt the board would discuss the issue further and then decide on action. BILLS ARE A PAIN GET OBT OP DEBT BY_ .CONSOLIDATING TOtJR BILLS PAST DOB OR NOT. yOI) CAN AVOID LEGAL AC- TIONS -HUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS. NO BECPH1TT NO CO-SIGNMi IT TOC OWE PAT AS LOW AC fl.OCIO 115 WEEKLI 125 WEEKLY 13.000 >3S WEEKLY CALL OB WRITE TODAT For Peice of Mind Tomorrow 1271 Elm it Uuehtitn 6694161 Boom 108'94 Main St. Ntihiu 8SJ.1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Romf or Offlct Appoinlmenti Arrund Establishment of a conserva- tion commission for Nashua will be up for approval at the aldermanic meeting tonight. A resolution authorizing crea- tion of a conservation commis- sion will return to the aldermen from the planning committee which has recommended it for passage. Alderman-at- Large Bertrand J. Bouchard, sponsor of t h t measure, said he proposed crea- tion of a conservation commis- sion because such a group is "badly needed" to preserve the city's rapidly dwindling open spaces, particularly along its waterways. The commission, he added, would also serve to coordinate the activities of such groups as the Audubon Society, the vari- ous fish and game clubs and other groups concerned about the protection of natural re- sources. Bouchard's resolution calls for the commission to be set up ac- cording to state enabling legis- lation adopted in IMS. According to the enabling statutes, a city or town may create a conservation commis- sion for the promotion and de- velopment of the community's natural resources and for the protection of its watershed re- sources. Number of Members The commission may consist of not less than three or more than seven members. In cities, the members are to be appoint- ed by the mayor, subject to the provisions of the city charter. Bouchard said City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gormley Jr. is of the opinion that in Nashua this would mean the mayor's ap- pointments would require con- firmation by the aldermen. Com mission members would serve without pay for three year terms. They could accept gifts or money or property to further the cause of conservation, sub- ject to aldermanic approval. State legislation also empow- ers such i commission to "ac- quire by gift, purchase, grant, bequest, devise, lease or other- CALIFORNIA HOUSE PAINT SALE NOW ON AT Nashua Wallpaper Co. Itt W. Pearl St. ttMW Opn Tbun. Prl. NlihU TM t wise the fee in such land or water rights, or any lesser in- terest, development right, ease- ment, covenant, or other con- tractual right including convey- ances with conditions, limita- tions or reversions as may necessary to acquire, maintain, improve, protect, limit the fu- ture use of or otherwise con- serve and properly utilize open spaces and other land and water areas within the city, and it shall manage and control the same..." The city, however, would prohibited from acquiring land for such purposes by condem- nation. Funds for the operation of conservation commission would be appropriated by the alder- men. Funds unexpended by the com- mission could be left to accrue as a conservation fund. The commission would be required to keep accurate minutes of its meetings and file an annual re- port of its activities for inclu- sion in the municipal report. Get out of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBER f DIC needs and "you can also say that the amount we're appropri- ating for education is more than the governor did." But he would not reveal the figure. Another aspect of the budget still under consideration Is the unfunded accrued liability of the state retirement system, which totals million. The governor has recom- mended funding of the amount by short term notes. The com- mittee is considering paying the full amount. area of the budget that has not yet been resolved involves the Department of Da- ta Processing, which some com- mittee members want fully funded and others do not. Also unresolved is the pro- blem of federally mandated welfare funds. House Speaker Marshall Cob- leigh, R-Nashua, and other New Hampshire officials recently visited Washington to discuss the matter. "What we're waiting said Eaton, "is written explana- tion from Washington of exactly what must be funded." Durham Demonstration The Student Political Un- ion at the University of New Hampshire in Durham is call- ing for a demonstration at the State House Thursday and a strike of classes the next day to protest the university's budg- et cut. It is the second student group to organize after the universi- ty's original budget request of million plunged to mil- lion after cuts by Pelerson and the House Appropriations Com- mittee. The first group, calling itself the "Ad Hoc Budget Commit- plans a general strike May 12 to protest the cuts and to demonstrate for enactment of a broad-based tax in New Hampshire, the only state with- out such a levy. Insurance Commissioner John Durkin has announced the introduction of a legislative package "designed to provide additional safeguards to the in- surance-buying public." The chief bill provides policy- holders and claimants with pro- tection against the possibility that an automobile insurance company will be found insolv- ent. As a prerequisite to doing business in New Hampshire, each automobile insurance com- pany would agree to subject it- self to an assessment equal to the percentage of the automo- bile insurance written by it in the state. Durkin said, "This assess- ment would provide the funds necessary to meet the financial obligations of the insolvent com- pany to the New Hampshire pol- icyholders and claimants who would otherwise have to bear the loss themselves." Rill Introduced Rep. Peter Murphy, D- Dover, has introduced a bill to establish a New Hampshire Boxing Commission. The bill does not call for any appropri- ation and would allow the com- mission to exist on fees. Other bills placed in the hop- per include one from Eaton to establish a board to review and make recommendations to legislature involving claims against the state. Rep. Miles Cares, D-Pelham, assistant minority leader, is co- sponsor with Kimon Zachos, R- Manchester, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, of a hill that would authorize mu- nicipalities to levy special as- sessments for construction, op- eration and maintenance of parking areas. Former Senate Majority Lead- er Creeley Buchanan, R-Ara- herst, is sponsoring a bill to al- low construction of an alumni PETERSON Pace 1 Capt. LaBonte War Casualty CONCORD Major General Francis B: McSwiney, head of the New Hampshire National Guard, today confirmed the report that Capt. Roland C. LaBonte of Hud- son, has been killed in action while on a combat mission in Viet- nam. Capt. LaBonte was attached to the third battalion, 197th artillery with Headquarters Battery. Or- iginally the commander of the Nashua-based National Guard Battery B, he was recently trans- ferred to Headquarters. LaBonte, of 148 Webster St., in Hildson, had been in Vietnam since September. He was on mil- itary leave from his civilian job in the purchasing department of Sanders Associates, Inc. LaBonle was the father of two children, Melissa, and Mat- thew, 4. He and his wife Vivian, CAPT. ROLAND LABONTE formerly made their home at H Ferry St., Hudson. Nixon Aides Say Tax Reforms Designed to Plug Loopholes WASHINGTON (AP) Ad- ministration spokesmen told Congress today President Nix- on's wide-ranging tax reform proposals are aimed at quickly repairing pressing flaws in the system and more basic changes are planned. Of equal importance to immediate reform, Treasury Under Secretary Charles E. Walker told the House Ways and Means Committee, are "basic structural changes that go be- yond reform" which, however, must be approached more slow- ly. He noted in his prepared testi- mony that the President has or- dered a cellar-to-attic review of every aspect of the tax system to point up the areas where sim- major be possible. Walker and Edwin S. Cohen, assistant secretary of the Treas- ury for tax policy, repeatedly used terms such as "interim" and "first stage" to describe the lengthy list of changes Nixon outlined in the tax message he sent Monday to Capitol Hill. "The most critical problems, which we believe should be dealt with Cohen said, "are first, maintaining confidence in the tax structure by curbing the excessive use of tax preferences by some wealthy taxpayers and, second, removing the burden of the in- come tax from those who are below the poverty level." Overall, Treasury officials said, revenue losses and gains will cancel each other out at roughly billion each, though there should be a net increase in receipts after the first two years. The big revenue-boosting items, they said, will be the re- peal of the 7 per cent invest- ment tax credit, tightening up on 'use of "tax preferences" by high-income taxpayers to shield much of their income from tax- ation, and correction of a lengthy list of abuses. Russian Master Spy Defects to Germany By DAVID BINDER New York Timei New. s.rviei BONN A West German gov- ernment spokesman disclosed today that a senior agent of the Soviet Secret Service K.G.B. had defected (o the West and disclosed the names of a num- ber of agents in Germany. To the Victor Yoshiaki Unetani, 24-year-old Japanese high school teacher, grins as Boston's Mayor Kevin White crowns him with laurel wreath for winning Boston's Marathon in record time yesterday. Unetani from Hiroshima, ran the 26 miles, 385 yards in (AP Wirephoto) The spokesman, Conrad Ah- lers, said arrests had been made but that the agents were "small fish" who did not repre- sent major security problem! for this country. Sources in the Bonn Intelli- gence Community said the de- fector, who is understood to have come over to West Berlin the weekend before last, was "master spy" familiar with nu- merous Soviet intelligence oper- ations in the West over the last two decades. The sources said about II agents of the K.G.B. had al- ready been arrested in Ger- many and indicated that others in the United States were tracked down on the basis of the defector's information. They said it would take at least a year to run down all the leads provided by the defector. The sources linked the defec- tor to surveillance of an Ameri- can citizen in London, Albert Laurence, and his wife, both formerly from East Germany. The sources said the had not been arrested. It was not known here how many Soviet agents in America had been named by the defector, but the sources said the Federal Bureau of Investigation waf carrying out the pursuit. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Nashua Scent 4 Biossat S Obituaries I Classifieds {Pearson 4 IS, 17, 18, 19 Restoa f Comics 15 Sports U, II Crossword Television IS Editorial 4 Theaters II Financial Dr. Thosteson t Hal Boylt tj Weather 1 Lawrence 4' ;