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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 21, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle Man, who claims full credit for most of the good things in the tyorld, promptly labels uiy disaster an "act of God." Nashua New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper Weather Cool Tonight No Change Friday Full Report on Page Two VOL 101 NO. 147 Conttnuinj tie New Hampshire Telegraph Established October 1S3J NASHUA. NEW HAMPSHIRE. THURSDAY. AUGUST 21, 1969 Second CUsj Poslase Paid At Nashua. N. a 24 PASES Pric. TEN CENTS Sister Hurricanes Heading For Sea Start Repairs on Pilgrim Church The Pilgrim Congregational Church on Wat- Marquis, left, and Raymond Corriveau pry loose son Street was almost destroyed in an early-morning the burned beams, the first step in a project to blaze last March 3. Today workmen of the Nashua rebuild the interior of the church to previous speci- Building Contractors Inc., have begun taking off fications. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) the roof in preparation for a new covering. Leo Denied Building Permit Firm Takes City To Court By Claudetfe Durocher A zoning case involving denial of a building permit to the Granite State Tan- ning Fairrhquht Street, for Su- perior Court In a equity filed by the tannery, the court is asked to overturn deci- sions of City Engineer James F. Hogan and the Zoning Board of Adjust- ment denying the firm a permit for construction of an office addition. Seels Order It also asks that Hogan be ordered to grant the permit The petition is returnable to the Superior Court in Manchester Sept. 2. The case stems from an ap- plication for a building permit filed Hay 21 by the tannery for construction of an office building on its premises on Fairmount Street. Hogan, as administrator of the zoning code, turned down the application on the grounds that the firm's present use is a non-conforming one since il is situated in a Light Industrial District where "use is not per- milled to manufacturing which emits objectionable and obnox- ious odors." A permit would not be issued by his office, Hogan aided, un- less a specific variance to per- mit -the 'addition to the building was granted by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Hogan maintained that though lie would not be involved directly In the manu- construc- tion would indirectly constitute an expansion of an odor-produc- ing industry. Granite' State Tanning con- tends Hogan's and the ZBA's derisions were Illegal, unjust ami unreasonable. As the proposed addition re- to the administrative [unctions of the business and as no manufacturing is to be performed in the structure, the firm states, it is clear that re- strictions on odor producing plants in a Light Industrial Zone are inapplicable to the addition. In contesting the ZBA deci- sion, the company charges that the board accepted and acted without evidence on claims made by Hogan that the tan- ning firm constitutes a non-con- forming use, "or, in particular that obnoxious or objectionable odors are being by its manufacturing facilities. And the firm disputes the claim, that the .office addition would constitute enlargement ol an existing use since the "sole result of the addition would be to create larger offices for its two executive officers." The tannery, for several was regarded as a.pos-l ible source of a stench which permeated the northwest area xxasionally during sumnver months. i i Other suspected'sources were he Nashua River and the city agoon. But in a letter last August, he state Water Supply and Pol- ution Control Commission said n its opinion the odors could >e attributed only to the waste agoons at the tannery. It recommended pH controls DUE TO THE DEATH OF OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT HARVEY WINNEG Gate City Bowl Will be closed all day Friday Aug. 22nd THE FOLLOWING STORES BE OPEN THURSDAYS. FRIDAY 'TIL 9P.M. BERGERON'S CARTER'S MEN'S SHOP' ENTERPRISE DEFT. STORE ISIDORE'S HAIR STYLING JORDAN'S LUGGAGE SHOP LYNCH'S MEN'S BOYS' STORE MILLER'S SEARS ROEBUCK 20th CENTURY High St. Mkfc for the lagoons and reporter tannery officials had theni their, cooperation in cor reeling pH levels. The odor Issue has been rela lively dormant in terms o public outcry this summer. But on July It, Hogan wrot the company saying he had pei sonally detected the offensivL odor "which emanates from GULFPORT, Jliss. Searchers scouring the hurricane battered areas of nearby Pass Christian ound "a ton of bodies since daylight" today. Mississippi Gov. John Bell Villiams immediately flew o the area which was crushed by Hurricane Ca- mille. MIAMI (AP) Hurri- cane Debbie apparent- y too tough for men to ame and her killer sis- er Camille raced today for :he open sea on courses :hat would spare Bermuda their devastating winds. Debbie packed top winds of 110 m.p.h. Camille, called the worst hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland, rekindled after moving back into water off the mid-Atlantic coast and in- tensified to 50 m.p.h. Forecasters Predict Forecasters predicted Debbie would pass well south of Bermu- da and bullet the island with gales but spare it of hurricane force winds and tides. Camille, given a chance of again reaching hurricane force, was expected to pass well north of Bermuda- Moving east the storm was locatec about 250 miles northwest of the mid-Atlantic island. In Gulfport, Hiss., working with bulldozers and other heav] equipment in an atmosphen calmed by tightened martia law rescue workers be gan lo see progress today in thi job of cleaning up after Hum cane Camille. Cov. John Bell Williams, _ the emergency command pos here, said the death toll aloni. Mississippi's shattered coasla strip was a minimum of lit an expected to rise. Counting hurt cane-related deaths elsewhere your tannery waste holding area." He asked the firm tc correct the situation, saying i was in violation of the city's zoning ordinance. Nixon and Park Discuss Security By FRANCES LEfflNE i SAN FRANCISCO (AP) National security was the key opic for talks today between President Nixon and South Ko- rean President Chung Hee Part. President Park came here ex- pressing fears that North Korea Hudson Readies For Court Battle HUDSON-The Planning Board voted last night to retain Afty. Leo R. Lessieur of Nashua to de- fend the town" in court action irought by a local contractor, Richard D. Roy- Robert P. Levesque, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, stated the group would respect the vote of the Planning Board and con- inn-the recommendation. The contractor filed a bill of equity in Hillsborough County Superior Court claiming the ameMments to the Hudson Zon- ing Ordinance, approved March 11, were "null and void." Roy claims the Planning Board failed to comply with require- ments on methods of enacting amendments- to ordinances. In other business. Selectman Stanley Ahikonis announced the town has received 2 county tax bill of JSS.OOO, an increase of ap- proximately above the 1K8 tax. PIZZA by Charles Famous thnjout New England 10 Wi PEARL ST. Fines! in Pizzas Grinders varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY 8SV-4542 11 A.M. lo 2 A.M. Won. thru Sat. Sunday. 3 P.M. to may be plotting a new invasion of his country and seeking as- surances concerning Nixon's new Asian policies. The two leaders convened Iheir two-day session as the Ko- rean Armistice Commission look up one more troublesome downing of a U.S. iclicopter over North Korea Sunday. A 51-gun salute at the Presidio headquarters of the 6th Army; a candlelit state dinner for 250 quests, and all the traditional White House ceremonials were included in Nixon's welcome for Park, whose country is one of America's staunches! allies in Asia. South Korea also is the second largest foreign (roop contributor in Vietnam, with a contingent of The two presidents set their talks for 4 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Friday in the Victorian- style St. Francis Hotel, in the center of the city and fronting on Union Square, a block-square park. An antiwar group announced plans for a protest demonstra- tion in Union Square tonight to greet the guests arriving for the 8 p.m. black tie dinner. Nixon flew 370 miles north from his San Clernente summer hojne to spend J6JJ hours here for the meeting with Park. President Park, 51, a former general, arrived in California Wednesday and spent the nighl with his entourage of 14 officials and 15 bodyguards at the posh De! Monie Lodge on the Mon.'er- ey Peninsula, 1J5 miles south ol here, overlooking the water ami famed Pebble Beach gol course. KUHLS MARINE PRODUCTS Available at Nashua Wallpaper Co, 129 W. Pearl St. S82-J591 Open Thuri. 'til This is an aerial view of the coast of Gulfport, Miss., showing devasta- "tion caused by Hurricane Camille earlier this week. Meanwhile, Hurri- cane Debbie is headed for Bermuda, fay packing top winds of 110 miles per hour. Camille also received new life from tropical air off the A11 a n t i c Coast. (AP "We are finally seeing the said Williams. "We final- ly got some communications set up. This was Ihe biggest prob- lem." In this port cily of 3J.5M and in Bilori, a city of some 11 miles lo the east, the city wa- ter systems were pumping. again with emergency electrical power. Residents Advised Residents were advised, how- ever, lo boil Ihe water or doctor it with chlorine drops to Ihe drinking it. Under force of martial law, the once picturesque town ol Pass Christian, 10 miles west of Gulfport, was ordered cleared of refugees. Some of Ihe residents had trickled back alt- er the storm lo try to salvage what they could. the count of known dead stooc at Z83. And Camille, the most in tens hurricane lo ever hit the U.S mainland, was far- from through. The drag of land lamed he. !00 mile an hour winds tc Ihun derstorm strenglh soon afte; she curved inland but her heavi rains set off murderous flas; floods in Virginia and West Vir pnia Wednesday. Officials jaid 3S already had drowned in Vir ginia, 2 in West Virginia. Previously 10 storm deai were reported in Louisiana are 3 in Cuba. Camille smashed into the southeastern edge of Louisiana and Mississippi's coast Sunday night. Since then, rescue work had been slow. Nashuan Injured In Fatal Crash TEWKSBURY, Mass, A Na- shua, N. H. man was involved in a two-car crash here which claimed the life of a Tewksbury man, police said today. Critically injured in the acci- dent was Robert E. Newcomb, 35, of 13 Clairmoor Drive, Nashua. He is in Ihe intensive care unit al St. Joseph's Hospital, Lowell, with a broken pelvis and other injuries. His condition is reported- ly "very critical." Killed in the crash, which oc- curred :P front of the police sta tion, was Marcel Levasseur, 3 lie was dead on arrival at the hospital. Police said that the pjn., crash occurred when Levisseur, traveling south on Route 33, pulled out of a line of traffic and collided with Newcomb's vehicle head-on. 38 Dead, 32 Missing In Virginia's Floods TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 15 Classified! n, 23 Comics 18 Obituaries Pearson Reston Cromley 1J Crossword 18 Editorial 4 Financial Horoscope 18 Lawrence 4 Nashua Scene 3 4 4 _.._ 18.17 Suburban 10, II Suhburger Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 19 Weather RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Ravaged towns in western Vir- ginia's Blue Ridge foothills counted a rising toll of dead to- day from the state's most lethal floodwaters in 3) years. By late Wednesday, 33 per- sons were known to have per- ished and 32 others were min- ing in the flash flooding from torrents of rain touched off by the remnants of Hurricane Ca- mille. Larger cities to the east braced for trouble as the James River, rising higher and higher with water from swollen tribu- taries, passed flood stage. Two persons drowned in southern West Virginia, where rampaging streams left the tourist-packed region choked with wrecked homes, swamped roads and smashed bridges. In Virginia, rivers flowing down both the eastern and west- ern sides of the Blue Ridge Mountain chain inundated towns and villages almost before resi- dents could be warned of im- pending peril. In the countryside, immense and waters from normally'pla'cid streams tore up and blocked highways. Hundreds Homeless Towns were isolated, without electricity, telephone service and pure waier to drink. Hun- dreds were homeless. All the rivers that flooded con- verge into the James, which cuts across the stale lo Chesa- peake Bay. At Richmond, the state capi- tal, in the east-central part of the state, the Janwj already was well above flood stage early today, and the Wealher Bureau said it would crest at 31 feel at the city wharf by p.m. EDT. That is J5 feet above flood stage and Ti feet above the dock. City officials put crewj to work building sandbag barriers to protect Ihe lower-lying areas, not far from the downtown sec- tion. Property damage in Ihe areas flooded Wednesday was estimat- ed initially at more than til million. Virginia Gov. Mills E. Godwin Jr., state Civil Defense officials, representatives of the Slate lighway Department, the feder- al Small Business Adminislra- :ion and the National Office of Emergency Preparedness planned an aerial survey to size ip the damage and the most immediate needs. In West Virginia, Richwood In llonogahela National Forest and nearby Anjean were desig- nated disaster areas by Gov. Arch A. Moore. He ordered hun- dreds of National Guardmen into the valleys of the and Cherry rivers. Thirteen of Virginia's known dead and 2J of the missing were in Ihe tiny community of Mas Coming soon to Nashua Trust MASTER CHARGE The Interbank Cord Member F.D.I.C sies Mill on the Tye River in Nelson County. The even small- er community of Woods also in Nelson County, counted 13 drowned. At Glasgow, Va., where the Maury River and the James Join, nine persons were missing. Elsewhere, bodies were found floating in rivers, inside wrecked buildings and in auto- mobiles washed off highways into deeply flooded fields. In Buena Vista of itj residents were evacuated from their homes. Downtown Waynesboro's cast- em section lay under feet of water from the South River. In Louisa County, an earthen dam at a 505-acre, man-made lake gave way and a 20-foot wall of water surged across farm- land to the North Anna River, drowning an estimated 400 head of cattle. Soviet Pact Seen On Nuclear Arms By BERNARD CWKRTZMAN York Timti itnritt MOSCOW The Soviet Union has moved a step closer to rati- fication' of the treaty banning the spread of nuclear weapons. Tass, the Soviet press agency, said i joint session of the For- eign Affairs Commissions of the two chambers of the Supreme Soviet had recommended that the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet ratify the treaty, signed by the Soviet Union, the United States, and Britain on July 1, IKS. The U.S. Senate rajified the Ireaty last March, but Presi- dent Nixon has held up the final act of signing the ratified treaty and "depositing" itr-or malting il official in tho hope that the U.S. and the Soviet Union could do it simultaneously.. Since the initial signing by '69 Daily Rentals as low as r day Coll Teri 888-1121 MacMuIkin Chevrolet the three powers, 90 states in all have signed and 18 hava made the treaty official, includ- jing Britain. The treaty has lo signed and ratified and de- posited by 40 olher stales, il addition to tfie three nuclear powers, before it goes into ef- fect. Stall on Ratification Soviet leaders have been stalling on the ratification il Ihe hope of putting pressure 01 West Germany -o the treaty. The West Germans have been divided on Ihe value of the treaty and na action is ex- pected until after Ihcir next month. Politburo member, Mikhail who is chairman of the Joint Foreign Affairs Commis- sion said he favored ratification of the treaty tut warned that there 'are those in' West Ger-' many "who are dreaming o! trying to regain the positions lost by the German militarists" with the help of nuclear j Foreign Minister'Andrei A. Grorajko said Ihe treaty would have a positive effect en the world situation and that the So- viet Union will take part In ther discussions on halting arms race. I ;