Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 1, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle There's only one'trouble with resisting temptation. It may never come again. 1969 Thi TtUgroph'i 100th Ytor A Daily C 9 Weather Tonight, Rain Ending Sunday Mostly Cloudy FULL REPORT ON PAGI TWO. VOL. 100 NO: 283 ii a Weekly October JO, 1131 Incorporated 11 Dally Much 1, 1H> NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, .'FEBRUARY Second Clm Postiie Piid At Nishui, N. H. 16 PAGES Price TEN CENTO Nashua Man, 45} Flooded Space Heater Blamed Scene of Fatal Blaze Joseph was killed-iii a fire which swept through a 'two-story. apartment building at 196 West'Pearl Sty early this morning. In the top photo, fire fighters remove the- body to a .waiting ambulance. In the lower photo are the remains-of the charred building. (Tele- and Harrigan) By JOHN HARRIGAN Fire officials report a flooded space heater caused an early morning blaze which claimed the life of Joseph Petuck, 45. The victim was the only resident of a two-story apartment at 196 West Pearl St., the authorities said. Two dogs perished in the blaze. Firemen found them under a small table in the kitchen. Cause Established The cause of the blaze was uncovered after a mid-morning investigation headed by Fire Chief Albert L. Tanguay, and Erri- est Jenkins, of the state BVe Marshal's office.'They said the heater was unvented and that oil from the heating device ran onto the living room floor. Fire Chief Albert L. Tanguay laid the victim's body was found by Captain George Rivard as. he attempted to make his way through smoke and flames to Hie upper story of the apart- ment. Petuck's body was found the stairway, causing offi- cials to theorize he had been in an upper story bed- room, and was hying to reach the .ground floor when he was overcome. He was taken to the Memo- rial Hospital by police ambu- lance, but he was pronounced dead on arrival. Dr..John D. Spring of Nashua, Weekend Edition I Stock Lists I [Teen-Age Extra Comics medical referee, attributed death to smoke and gas asphyxi- ation. The body remained in the hos- pital, pending official identifica- tion by the victim's wife, Ma- deline Petuck, the authorities said. Tanguay said the blaze ap- parently, started in Ihe living room. Two policemen, Joseph Voveris and Leo Martin, discovered the blaze at a.m., and alerted the fire department. When fire fighters from Central and Lake Street stations arrived on the .scene, flames had en- gulfed a two-story wing of the apartment, and were spreading to a three-story main building. Fire fighters from the Amhcrst Street station responded at a.m. Directing the firemen were Tanguay and Assistant Chief Ralph V. Kclloway. Officials said Ihe properly is owned .by the Fannie Makris es- 'tale-- Nashua, recorded, one. death last year. The.victim'was Joseph Fiorejlo, 68, who died of smoke inhalation. April 1, as a result of a March. 30 fire in a rooming house on Myrtle Street. Allenstown Girl Still Missing Apollo 9 Readied, for Feb. 28 Launching By JOHN NOBLE ..WILFORD Ntw York Timu Servioi WASHINGTON -i- The space agency announced last night that, despite a number of minor structural repairs preparations for the next Apollo flight were proceeding "very well" toward scheduled launching, Feb. 28. George H. Hage, the mission director, described the _ 10-day Apollo 9 manned flight as the busiest, riskiest and most com-: plex thus far in the nation's drive to land men on the "moon by the end of this year. During the mission, the three" astronauts are scheduled to put' the 'lunar landing.craft, the 'lu-' nar module, to its first manned test in earth orbit. It was tested unmanned a year ago. At a news briefing here, Hage said that as the highlight of the' flight, two of the three crew- men would separate the lunar module from the Apollo com- mand, ship for a series of rocket test firings. At one point, the lu- nar module will come from 100 miles'away to practice the type of rendezvous and link-up ma- neuvers necessary for a moon- landing 'mission. Tm> is considered the riskiest part flight, "because (he lunar module is incapable of bringing.its occupants back to earth. They must.find the com- mand ship and hook wo it for' the return trip. The Apollo 9 pilots are Cols. James A. McDivitt and David U. Scott of the Air Force and Russell L. Schweickart, a civil- ian. 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 A.M. to 2 A.M. Mon. fhru Sat. Sundiyi 3 P.M. to Midnito' 99c On the'fourth day of flight, Schweickart, is scheduled t o open the hatch-of-the lunar mo- dule 'and move .out into space- tor more than two hours. He will practice-moving by hand rails from the lunar module to the attached ency way of- getting from one ship to another, in case the reg- ular tunnel route is blocked. "The crew has. reached a very high state said. "We have a very high con- fidence of this, mission going as If Apollo 9 is a clear Hage- said; the National Aero- nautics and Space Administra- tion-might attempt to .land a man on the moon in May or School Plan In Amhersf Is Defeated AMHERST-A proposed 000 addition to the Wilkins School in Amherst was defeated by 10 votes at. a special school meeting last night In Wilkins, School auditorium. The vole was 227 in favor, and 130; against, A total of 237, for a two-thirds majority, was. re- quired to carry the proposal. The vote was taken after an hour and a half of spirited dis- cussion and then the meeting was recessed until next Friday at 8 p.m., when the school board will present an alternate plan. Creelcy S. Buchanan, school moderator, presided, while I.e- land Gray Jr., chairman of the Boardj and Herbert Stearns led the discussion. BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. D. 0. HELP YTOO GET OUT1 Ol> DEBT BT OONSOMDATJNO YOUH BILLS PAST DUE OB NOT TOU 01N AVOID LEGAL TIONg DUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE OALIB. NOT A LOAN NO SKtromTT NO CO-SIGNJIBS U1 YOU OWE TAT. AS LOW AS l.OOO 1271 Elm It JUnehwtw 669-6161 Room 101 93 Main St. 883-1737 ANCIIOU BUDGI5T CONSULTANTS' or Offioi ippolotminl-f June, skipping an addition a 1 practice flight. But. most space agency offi- cials insist that Js unlikely.' The current plan is for Americans to make-their first landing flight on Apollo 11, which would come no mid-July. The; intermediate test flight, Apollo 10, Is scheduled to begin May "17 .to give: astron a u t s practice maneuvering the lunar module :while orbiting the moon. If serious .troubles arise on Apollo 9, Hage said, Apollo 10 could .'be switched to be a re- run for working out the prob-. lems. Landing Explained For the moon landing, astronauts would.ride.the Apol- lo'into lunar orbit. Then two of them would crawl into the'lunar module and, firing one of, its rockets, descended to the sur- face. To get back, they would fire the olher main rockcl .to ascend to a rendezvous and link up with the Apollo. Before the Apollo 9 lunar mo- dule could be mounted on, Saturn 5 rocket, Hage disclosed, engineers had to replace-or re- inforce about 30 aluminum alloy parts that were thought to be oh the verge of cracking. many, parts on the lunar module, they were processed by to give them especially .high strength at a light weight. The heat however, made them move vulnerable to cracking under stress, Hage ex- plained. The repairs 'were las.t, month, Hage said, and are not expected to affect the -launching schedule. Similar repairs art being made on lunar modules set for future flights. The vehi- cles are built by the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corpora- tion; at Bethpagc, N. Y. On Apollo-9, most of the ac- tivities will be crammed into the first five days of flight. Aside from the rendezvous and space "walk" praclice, the astronauts are scheduled to transmit television pictures from inside the lunar module and during Schweickart's out- side maneuvers. They are ex- pected to test fire the Apollo's main rocket eight times-as well as fire both of'the lunar mo- dule's rockets several In another experiment, the astronauts are scheduled 10 take pictures of the' earth with a new four-barrel camera de- signed with filters for detecting such things as crop conditions, forest blight, or ocean currents. Two Nashuans arc playing prominent roles in an intensified search for Debra Lcc Horn, 11, missing since Wednesday. They are Colonel Joseph L: Regan, head of the Stale Police division, ind Assistant Ally. General Hen- ry F. Spaloss. ALLENSTOWN, N.H. (AP) An anonymous Boston donor's offer of for the safe return of. Debra Lee Horn, feared by her parents to be the victim of an abduction, was the newest de- velopment as' investigators re- sumed their extensive search to- day for the missing child. While confirming that the donor had offered the cash, Kenneth Horn, a self-employed scale me- chanic, said there is "nothing at all" else to report concerning the hunt for his 11-year-old-daughter who disappeared from their mod- est home on Wednesday. Retains Hope i Yet, Asst. Atty. Gen. Hemy Spaloss of Nashua is. refusing to give up hope and vows that the investigation will continue, with the- help of fresh .searchers re- placing those who have turned this small community inside out several times, we have satisfactory explanation as to why girl is missing." It-was learned that the was offered with no strings at- tached to be paid, no questions asked and on any terms made by an abductor, for' the. safe delivery of the cWld to her parents.' In addition, total of in rewards has been offered by vaii- ous persons for information lead- ing to the discovery of the young- ster. Still, no major clues have been turned up, The -unfolding drama of the massive search by state and-local- level authorities has captivated' the area. It has brought with it rumors and erroneous reports touched off by apparently well- meaning residents. But all tips and leads are being checked out. As examples of the rumors, Spates said there' was a report that a shoe had been found in the woods near the girl's home authorities knew nothing about it and another report that a white car had been seen near the Horn home; but authorities said it turned out- that a motorist who had become stuck in a nearby community had left the car to walk home. Police set up headquarters at the Town Hall in this com- munity of- about persons near the swiftly flowing Merri- mack River. The. authorities are keeping close record of all investigations. A central clearing house for in- formation was established for newsmen. There arc news confer- ences held to update the newsmen on the latest developments in the far-flung search- Mrs. Horn has made a pair of appeals for Ihe safekeeping and return of in (he lalesl one: "You take good care of her and help her not lo be. The girl had remained home from school, her parents said, after she slipped on ice and then complained of pain. They said she was.missing when Ihey came home from work for lunch. The 4 feel, 4 inches tail and weigliing 50 pounds was wearing a gold jumper, a white lurtlencck sweater and gold knee socks the morning she vanished. No ransom demand is reported to have been made, but the child's parents are convinced she has been abducted- Spaloss said the FBI has shown an interest in [he case- but the federal agency is "still on the perimeter." The search, has been reaching the entire area. A Civil Air Pa- trol warrant officer's hunt of the' old vacant-Gailey Granite Quarry has turned up nothing. The hunt was carried into nearby Bear Brook State Park.. Pursue All Leads Spaloss said the authorities are running down every lead and "every bit. of information that we can he stressed: "We really don't have anything sub- stantial. Slate Police Capl. Kenneth Hayes said his men have qucs- lionet! residents of Ihe community to find out if, anyone has seen Ihe child. He said (here's nollihig fresh to .report about lests on blood found Tuesday along Uout'.1 28 aboul two miles from (he Horn home. It was Type 13 but (here's no information on the girl's blood type. The community ilsclf is a ccn- ler of intense emotion during the search. Mr. arid Mrs. Horn 'sccni stunned by it all impress onlookers their quiet courage. Conversations among .Ihe. resi- dents, are cgnccnlaratcd on (lie 'missing child. "11 seems so terrible' to have il happen here." said OIK rcsi; dcnl. "We read aboul. it. lime but T can'l believe .it.could happen here.'-" "Oh, those poor Mrs. Horn asked for our prayers. She's had mine since I heard the news." Task Force Plan Faces Likely Delay Vi CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -Since tlie Republicans -dominate tile Senate, its expected the upper chamber will eventually pass GOP Gov. Walter Peterson's House-passed bill to create a ci- tizens task force to study New Hampshire's state government ef- fectiveness. But it appears likely that un- less' the rules are suspended 1he governor's major piece of legislative business could .be lied up in the.Senate for a-couple of Peterson is believed hoping for quick'approval of the measure so he can. have it signed and have the-''task force at work by the time He has introduced Jlis bud- get but the race could be close. By law, the budget is due in (he hands of the lawmakers by 15. 'The task force bill goes-first to Die Executive Department Committee of the Senate for hearings, then to the floor and approved, as it then goes to the Senate Fi- nance Committee for more hear- ings before, coming back to floor Tor final action. The governor' is -faced 'with working up what he.calls i holcl- the-Unc aides hjve indicated that the budget mil be the same whether or not tlw task force bill is out of the Stnati and in his hands fay' submits his budget lions to the legislature.- Red Force, Terrorists Hit U. S. Base, Saigon Students Recruited For Summer Jobs Benjamin C. Adams, commis- sioner of the N. H. Department of Employment Security, today said that his agency is recruit- ing college students to iill 'sum- mer jobs in the resort, areas of New Hampshire. "We have been receiving re- quests from resort employers and summer camp Adams reports. "The openings are principally for chefs, cooks, waiters, waitresses, clerks, camp counselors, instructors, lifeguards, kitchen h e 1 p e r s, chambermaids and housemen." Maintains Units The department maintains full time' resort- placement units at its Laconia office to serve the Lakes and Mountains Region and at Portsmouth for the seacoast area. An additional seasonal office is opened late in May. each year a( Hampton Beach. "A schedule of visits to New Hampshire colleges to interview and register students desiring referral to summer jobs- in the New Hampshire resort areas has been Adams said. "Included in the schedule are Franklin Pierce, Belknap, Plymouth Stale, Kcene State, Dartmouth, Nathaniel Haw- thorne, Rivier, Mount St. Mary, St. Anselm's, Notre Dame, New England College, the Universily of New Hampshire, and New England College of Accounting. 'suggested-that college stu- dents interested in summer em- ployment New Hampshire re- sorts should contact their re- spective college placement di- rectors or the nearesl local Em- ployment Security office. By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON i (AP) About 500 North Vietnamese troops at- tacked a U.S. base 43 miles northwest of Saigon while icr- rorists struck three times in the capital today, one attack wound- ing a key staff general of Presi- dent Nguyen Van Thieu. The night assault on the infan- try base cost the Americans two dead, 31 wounded and a helicop- ter shot down, tile lost in combat in the war. The four crewmen were rescued unin- jured. First reports said only three enemy soldiers were killed.' Beaten Back Twice the North Vietnamese tried to drive into the base un- der cover 6f a five-hour barrage of 160 mortar shells. They were beaten back by U.S. bombers, helicopter gunships and artil- lery. Eleven persons, including Maj. Gen.-Nguyen Van Kiem. and four of his body guards, were wounded in the three ler- rorisl allacks in Saigon. A ground attack on a hamlet south of Sa Nang and two overnight sheilings, including one against the old imperial capital of Hue, killed, seven Vietnamese civil- ians and wounded 15 others, a spokesman said. The Squth Vietnamese govern- ment made public another in series of protest'notes to the In- ternational Control Commission denouncing "acts of terrorism and sabotage directed against the people of the Republic of Vietnam." Kiem suffered .a broken .leg after two men on a motorcycle hurled an American grenade and two homemade bombs at his car. Eyewitnesses said Kiem and his-four bodyguards man- aged to jump from their vehi- cles before the bombs exploded. Government spokesmen said a suspect was arrested shortly after the attack, but they would not elaborate. Kiem, 45, was the second high-ranking victim of terrorists in less than a month. Education Minister Le. Minti -Tri was fatal- ly wounded Jan. .6 when a bomb exploded his car. A government spokesman said Kiem's condi- tion is "not very critical." ,Ht said the four bodyguards sul- fered minor injuries. Officials said Ihe .bombing, oi- curred when Kiem's ac- companied by South military .police jeeps, stopped ?t a traffic light a block from Uif ILS. Agency for International Development. The: general WM on his way to" the presidentiil 'palace. Hurley to Assume Health Post in TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 7 Church 5 Classifieds 13, 14, 15 Comics 11, 12 Crossword Editorial Financial Lawrence Obituaries 11 Pearson Social Sports Teen Television Theaters 4 9 10 3 U IS T Dr. Thosteson 11 61 Weather 2 4 Women's Pg. 8 2 An Arizona man, Pliilip V. Hurley, will, assume the duties of Nashua's public health direc- tor Monday, The directorship is a newly created post and entails admin- istration of the health depart- ment staff and activities. Before coming to N a s h u a, Hurley was administrative dir- ector of the Pirns County health deparlment in Arizona. H i s starting' salary is He is an alumnus of the Uni- versity of California at Berkeley and the University of Arizona. He did graduate work in field of law and holds a bache- lor of science degree in public administration and a master's degree in public health. He has also been a merchant seaman PHILIP V. HURLEY and a journeyman in the metal trades'-industry. WALLPAPER SALE Save up to 50% on new mi pattern! Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-W91 Open Thurn. nighlj 'til Ptriian Rug Galltriti FOR Our Sale is on. ,1 Rugs washed for the price of 1 For 1 month only. Main St. Call S82-SW4 FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. tat IF YOU WANT A FREE PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT, SEE US. INDIAN HEAD NATIONAL BANK Member F.D.I.C, FREE CHECKING for Junior Senior Citizens NASHUA TRUST COMPANY XEMIII r, D. i. e.