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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 22, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Help Needy At Ckristmas With Santa Fund Donation Today's Chuckle No, of course we don't hate Santa Claus. We just wish he'd stop using our charge accounts. Nashua Weather Clearing, Cold Tonight Fair, Colder Tuesday New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper... VOL 101 NO. 249 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October 20, 1832 NASHUA. NEW HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 56 PAGES Prici TEN CENTS 30 Killed In Crash Of Plane By ROBERT D. OHMAN NHA TRANG, Vietnam South Vietnam- ese airliner skidded off the end of the Nha Trang Air Base runway today, smashing into a school- house and a cluster of slum homes. Toll May Rise Initial reports said 30 persons were killed. But the toll was ex- pected to climb as rescue teams dug through the rubble of the homes and small school and the burned-out fuselage of the Air Vietnam DC6. Police at the scene said of the 30 known dead, 21 had been on the ground and nine were aboard the aircraft. Twelve of the dead were believed to be schoolchildren. A passenger list drawn up in Nha Trang indicated that there were no Americans aboard. The list showed two or three Indi- ans, and all the rest were Viet- namese. Twenty persons were injured, including two American soldiers who were in a Jeep that was hit by the plane as it slid across a road at the northwest end of the runway. Two other soldiers in the Jeep escaped by leaping out. The ve- hicle was smashed over and turned into a charred wreck by the fire that followed. The plane carried 63 passen- gers and a crew of seven, ac- cording to the steward. He said all of the crew members sur- vived although the pilot was se- riously injured, first by a mys- terious explosion that occurred aboard the plane and possibly again in the crash. He said the explosion appar- 30 KILLED Page 2 Msgr Officials Consider Standard Policy For City Workers The Mill Stream The mill pond near Longfellow's his- toric Wayside Inn at Sudbury, Mass., tells its own tale that it was cold enough to snow but not cold enough to freeze Hop Brook. Henry Ford restored the area many years ago. Weekend Gifts Boost Santa Fund To By MICHELE BUJOLD The Santa Fund rose by over the weekend to a total of Area residents have proven once again that Christmas is a .time for giving, as donations keep pouring into the Telegraph office. Last year, in do- nations were collected for the needy. Helping to boost" today's total was front W: T. Grant Co. added to from the employes of W. T. Grant Co.; from the Sanders Recreation Committee from the Dec. 19 Christma: party; from the Gummers-Slitters Breaker of Nashua Corporation; and from Dion Cleaners Em- ployes. Blanchard Dies In Queen City The Et. Rev. Msgr. Henri A. Blanchard, retired pastor of the Infant Jesus Church here, died Sunday in the Mt. Carmel Home, Manchester, after a long illness. He was 75 years old. Born in Manchester, Nov. 24, 1894, son of the late Joseph and Eugenie (Hamel) Blanchard, he was educated in schools of that city and then attended St. Charles Borrome Seminary in Sherbrooke, Canada. He con- tinued his theological studies at St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, Md. Monsignor Blanchard was or- dained to the priesthood in Manchester on Aug. 31, 1919, by the late Most Rev. George A. Guertin, bishop of the Manches- ter diocese, a Nashua native. His first assignment was as curate in the Infant Jesus par- ish, followed by assistant pas- torships at St. Bernard's parish, Keene, and Holy Eosary parish, Rochester. He was administra- tor of St. Agnes Church, Ash- land, then pastor of St. Mary's in Salmon Falls and of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Pittsfield. Monsignor Blanchard was .ap- pointed pastor of the Infant Jesus Church in 1950. He was instrumental in the construction of a new church at Allds and Harvard Streets, and renovation Also, from W. P. Evans and Son, Ltd; from the girls of Isidore Beauty Salon and from the Sanders Associates Data Systems Depart- ment. Several donations were made in memory of Miss Marjorie deLong by friends and fellow co-workers at the Telegraph, including from Mr. and Mrs. William Swart. Donations Vary Current donations include mit- tens from a friend; toys from Sanders Department 12340; toys from Den 3, Pack 15 Cub Scouts; clothing and food from Grade 7-S of St. Joseph's School, toys from a friend; toys from Girl Scout Troop No. 7, Hudson; toys and food from Brownie Troop 305, Broad Street School and toys from Grade 7-D of St. Joseph's School. Also, clothing and toys from Darcy and Todd Gardner; clo- thing from toys from Brenda and Karen; toys and games from Cindy and Wendy Avery; clothing from a friend; toys from Scott and Kim Petten- gill; toys and clothing from the French Children; toys from Scott and Douglas Houle; toys from Dawna, Debbi, Peter Ja- quith; clothing from Maureen, Linda, Timothy, Sharon and Vale- rie McGettigan and toys, food and clothing from the Girl Scout Troop 258, Fairgrounds School. Also: JtSL Circulation Dept. 15.00 Beverly Ward, In Memory of Herbert Goodwir 3.00 Allen and Michael Morin 4.00 Girls of Isidore Beauty Salon Nashua Chess Club "Paula" Scott and Marlene Cham- 35.00 5.M 5.00 pagne W. T. Grant Co. SANTA FUND 5.00 50.00 Page 2 By Claudette Durocher The city's first attempt to standardize work poli- cies for all its employes is slated for adoption by the Board of Aldermen tomor- row night under a rules suspension. Meet Tonight Department heads are to meet with the aldermanic rules and policy committee tonight at 8 in City Hall to review the pro- posed job-policy ordinance. Major provisions of the meas- ure call for mandatory retire- ment at age 70; a 40-hour week for hourly employes; a week for salaried personnel; a grievance procedure which pro- vides for arbitration; and sick leave accumulative to 90 days. Other areas covered include hiring practices; promotions; suspensions and firings; accept- ance of gifts and gratuities; lay-offs and reinstatements; an- nual vacation; professional leave; holidays; overtime per- formance evaluation; and ad- ministration of an employe de- velopment program. Alderman Barry L. Cerier, chairman of the rules and pol- icy committee, said the ordi- nance will not supersede contracts between various de- partments and unions. He said the ordinance would immediately affect the city clerk's department, the treas- urer's department, the asses- sors department and other City Hall employes. The boards and commission- ers which administrate other de- partments, he said, would retain jurisdiction over their employes. "But we're hoping they will use the job Cerier said, "as a guideline for job policies." Under the city charter, these boards and commissions have the final authority to set work policies for their department employes. Change Charter A charter change would be re- quired to make the job policy ordinance mandatory for each of these departments. The ordinance must get both a first and second reading at to- morrow's Board of Aldermen meeting if it is to be adopted. Any delay in granting it final passage would mean the meas- ure would automatically d i e Dec. 31 since the meeting will be the current board's final ses- sion before it is permanently adjourned. Cerier said the ordinance Is the result of a joint effort by his Committee and Yarger; Associates, personnel consult- ants of Falls Church, Va. The aim of the ordinance, he said, is to eliminate job condi- tion conflicts between depart- ments and to provide for an orderly employe -management program. Few departments now nave any mandatory retirement pro- vision. In the past there has been some discussion on setting a mandatory retirement age, especially for department heads, but no action was ever taken on the proposal. Work hours vary with each department with some City Hall personnel having a work week. The job policy ordinance, a- side from standardizing the 40- hour week for hourly employes and a week for sal- aried personnel, will continue the 40-hour.'week iii force for police department employes and the 56-hour week for firemen. Proposed grievance proce- dures call for grievances to be settled at the lowest supervisory level "as expeditiously and fair- ly as possible." Explains Procedures The ordinance spells out pro- cedures for submittal of (he grievance to the chain of com- mand and a timetable for decision or an appeal. The aldermanic job study CITY WORK POLICY Page 1 Nixon's Veto Threat Remains Congress Pushes for Holiday Recess By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON Sen- ate Republican Leader Hugh Scott has reinforced President Nixon's threat to veto a budget- boosting appropriation for edu- cation and health spending, de- spite compromise reductions drafted as Congress pressed to- ward Christmas recess. The vacation timetable was vague after a stormy Saturday session, but congressional lead- Billionaire Plays Santa for POWs NASHUA MALL IS OPEN EVERY NIGHT 'TIL 10 P.M. NOW TIL CHRISTMAS MSGR. H. A. BLANCHARD of the rectory on Allds Street. In 1959, he had constructed a new home on Crown Street for the Sisters of the Holy Cross, teaching nuns. On Dec. 17, 1965, he was elevated to domestic with a title of monsignor and at the same time he was named dean of the Hillsborough Dean- ery. He retired as pastor last May because of ill health. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Laura Adams and Mrs. Beatrice Chalifoux of Manches- ter; several nephews and nieces. FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. 465-2267 DIVIDEND DAY DEC. 31st Time Investment Savings earn 5% Per Annum from day of deposit to day of withdrawal. Compounded and Paid Quarterly. 3ANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE National Association in Nashua THE SECOND NATIONAL BANK Member F.D.I.C. By ROBERT T. KERR LOS ANGELES (AP) A Texas billionaire left by char- tered jet today on the second leg of a trip he hopes will end with the delivery of pounds of Christmas presents to Americans held by North Viet- nam. "Allowing private American citizens to bring Christmas di- rectly to these men would be a major step toward improving relations between our H. Ross Perot said before the plane_ with "Peace on Earth" painted on Dallas Sun- day. Most of the cargo bedding, clothes, canned food, medicine vand personal packages from prisoners' families was load- ed aboard the Boeing 707 during a stop in Los Angeles before it took off for Honolulu. A second plane, named "Goodwill Toward wait- LIGGETT REXALL DRUG STORE Open Daily 9 P.M. Simoneau Plaza Nashua ed in Dallas for word to pro- ceed. Perot told newsmen he planned to arrive in Bangkok Tuesday and take another plane to Hanoi to try to persuade of- ficials to allow the cargo planes to enter. "That will give us most of the 24th to unload and bring Christ- mas to those guys on Christmas Perot said. "Of course, we could have Christmas in He said Hanoi had discour- aged the trip in a cabled mes- sage, advising Perot to send packages through normal postal channels via Moscow. Perot, 39, who owns a Dallas computer company, organized a group called- United We Stand, which is sponsoring the flight. He said he received large dona- tions to help him pay the cost, about With Perot were about 30 newsmen and project workers including Red Cross doctors and a male nurse. The idea for the flight came as "a by-product of meeting a boy who has never met his Perot said. ers hoped to clear the docket and quit well before Christmas Eve. Today's major Item: The massive tax reform bill, with its provision for a gradual increase to in the personal income tax exemption. Senate Republicans and Dem- ocrats already had staged a po- litical custody dispute over the bill. The taxpaying voters, said Sen. Albert Gore, D-Tenn., can thank Democrats for the reduc- tions offered by the measure. "They cannot thank the Re- publican leadership which is at- tempting to steal away from the lowly senior senator from Tennessee credit which he does not Gore told the Senate over the weekend in a bit of cir- cular oratory. Returns To Act Another key to a recess up be- fore Congress today was a million catch-all appropriation bill. This became the vehicle for a crucial resolution to keep unfi- nanced government agencies in funds until Congress takes its vacation and returns to act on their appropriations. As matters stand, that is like- ly to be the situation for the De- partment of Health, Education and Welfare, the Department of Labor, and the Agency for In- ternational Development. The resolution continues spending authority through Jan. 30. But another factor, the so- called Philadelphia plan for ob- TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH taining more construction job opportunities for black workers, had made the future of the sup- plemental appropriations bill uncertain. The Senate had attached a rider to the supplemental meas- ure prohibiting the plan, which establishes quotas for blacks and other minority members to be hired on federally financed construction projects. Nixon has threatened to veto the supplemental appropria- tions, although he said Sunday a final decision had not been made. Congress is planning a recess until Jan. Nixon should invoke another of his warnings and summon House and Senate back to work immediately after Christmas. The President had said he would call a special session un- less appropriations measures for the current fiscal year-r- which began nearly six months passed before ad- journment. But Scott indicated the White House was satisfied with an ar- rangement under which the billion appropriation in- cluding the contested health and education money would remain in congressional custody during the recess. Nixon threatened to veto the bill after the Senate passed it at billion, saying it was too costly for an inflation troubled economy. 'Scott said in his judgment, the veto warning was not altered when House-Senate negotiator! CONGRESS Page! 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