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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - June 14, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle A job. seeker came to a question in his application blank: "Do you advocate the overthrow of the government by subversion or and wrote in "Violence." Ntw Hompfhirt's Lorgtst Wfeather Cloudy, AAilcl tonight, Not So Humid Sunday Report On Two VOL 101 NO. 90 ConUnuinf tht New Htmpihiw Established October NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, JUNE 14, )AY. Second Cliss Postage Paid AtNuhut, N.H. 20 PAGES Price TEN CENTS D-Ddy Approach to Beaches Manchester Girl, Canadian Cyclist Killed In Mishaps LOUDON, N.H. (AF) Canadian motorcyclist Mi- hael BeaUcais of Granby, Que., was killed about 5 a.m. today when the cycle 6ti which he Was riding went out of control on Route 106, police said. The driver, Denis Giard, also of Granbyl was report- id in good condition at Con- cord Hospital. Police said he machine hit a granite post. Races Staged They were here for a weekend of motorcycle races, an annual vent which draws persons. In Manchester, Peggy Ann He- City Strike Ends; Talks to Resume By CLAUDETTE DUROCHERI and other workers from 2 to 5, in auuKUEMci, Union and Department at I to complete unfinished tasks. an, 15, of .that city, was killed public Works officials meet Mayor Dennis J. S u H i v a n tnriav whori a par rSITVinir w, .1 ._ __ Admiral R.-K. Turner, (center, with clipboard) commander of Jr., a commander on his staff, third from left, has binoculars the Joint Expeditionary Force in the assault on Saipan on June trained on explosion of Jap stronghold in the town of ;0.arapan. is shown with his staff.on the flying bridge of the flag-' ship, USS Rocky Mount, as it led the amphibious forces into the. western beaches. The Telegraph's publisher, Charles W. Weaver Trained On explosion 01 Jap SUUIlgllUIU ail me iviwil ui -On extreme left is war correspondent Richard Tregaskis, author of Guadalcanal Diary. Turning Point in Pacific War Saipan Invasion Was 25 Years Ago __ _i.. _ thon hannpns tn Armv Division, was to be in station only with the help, o Editor's Note: The following account of another significant D-Day' in World War II was written by the Telegraph's pub- lisher who was an operations officer on the staff of the com-, mandcr of the expeditionary force in the invasion of Saipan, June 15, 1944. By Charles W. Weaver Jr. June 6th was the 25th anniversary of D-Day in landing on the Normandy beaches. This is the D-Day people think of, whenever the term is used, Thousands of servicemen involved in this massive the erans made a sentimental journey to France to parti- cipate in memorial cere- monies. Turning Point of War The world's attention and its hopes for the defeat of Hitler were focused on that theater of war 25'years ago.' As the inva- sion :of Europe developed from the beachheads of France itj proved lo be the turning point of the long struggle and 'the end of the Nazis. Meanwhile, that same June, thousands of miles from the French Channel ports, another huge operation was underway. A Joint "Expeditionary force comprising 500 ships and operation re-lived uuu events of that June pacific wastes headed for 000 assault troops was plowing through news and tele- vision dramatization of the event last week- Many vet- the Marianas Islands. The ob- jectives were the capture of Saipan, Guam and Tinian. Tomorrow, then, happens to be the 25th anniversary of an- other also significant because it-was the turning .point in the war against Japan. I was in the' leading ship of the Northern Attack Force, the USS .Rocky Mount, Admiral Turner's flagship. An operations officer, I had been in charge of writing the plans for the movement of the forces to the objectives and had worried .hem through, from the time we had gotten underway at Pearl Harbor throughout the ong voyage to the Marianas, more than miles away. Aboard the Rocky Mount was Marine General Holland (How- lin Mad) Smith, commanding :he Northern Troops and Land- ing Force. City, Hudson Set Measles' Clinics Parents were advised to have their children immunized against measles and of immuni- zation clinics to be held here and in Hudson next week in a statement today by the Board cases of -measles of Health. "Several On Monday, the Health De- partment will- offer immuniza- tions in the public and parochial schools. It will be assisted by the Good Cheer Society and the St..Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. Pre-school children will be oevciai uasca ui cnunren win ue have been reported recently in immunized Monday at the nnj board Nashua and the board stated. "While this is not unusual for early summer, the disease is preventable with the use of available immunizing vaccines. "All children between, the ages of one year and 12 years of age who have not had mea Department office in City Hall, between 1 p.m., and 4, and again, during the regular Health Department clinic to be. held Friday from to 11 am. A signed parental slip will be required unless the child is ac- companied by a parent. sles and who have not been pre- "Only children who have not Tinian Was Next For the assault on Saipan our D-Day was set for June 15, 1944, We also had plans to seize nearby Tinian' shortly there- after. The Southern Troops and Landing Force, which com- prised the second echelon of our force, was to capture Guam station only with the help, o the indistinct: wake ,bf itheVshi ahead or to one.' side. in., th column: Before the radar was cut, w could see little dots skitterih over the PPI. scope. These wer the LSTs -and-other small-era converging on the beaches. Japanese on Rafts In the early morning darl ness we rounded the north en of Saipan, moving silently Now, we could see the sta shell bursts of the bombardmen ships which had been -sen ahead with the On watch as staff duty office I was amazed to hear voice and looked down from the ope bridge to see large numbers o Japanese on rafts. They wer survivors of a troop convo which had been torpedoed o its way in to reinforce Saipan At first light, all of the am phibious craft were in position Planes from the carrier fore strafed the beaches as the tran ports lowered their boats. Crui ers, destroyers and rocket ship be detected by the Japanese. kgpt up g barrage. jars were i___ Army Division- was to be in floating reserve for any or all three of these operations. We proceeded to Saipan as planned after staging through Kwajalein, which had been cap- tured, a few months earlier. My recollections are very clear of the night we converged on Sai- pan. The slow landing ships had sailed two weeks before the larger ships because of their 9-knot speed and now we were all converging into what almost' felt like a funnel, as all ships were steering for a pin-point in the vast Pacific. We anxiously watched our shadowy radar scopes as .we approached the island in the dark. Only the phosphorescent wakes of .the ships on either hand gave visible evidence that there were other ships with us. All ships were darkened, the men stood at general quarters, there was radio silence. The radars were kept in operation until we approached the maxi- mum range where they could On a signal, the radars we shut down and we proceeded further to the South. The 27th in black, eerie silence, keeping plane was shot down off ou SAIPAN INVASION Page the Bryar Motorsport Park in Loudon. The local department has assigned 12 men on full-time duly during the racing weekend. I The request for aid was made On duty with N.H. State Police are 40 oiit-of-state troopers, re- presenting Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut. The loaning of state policemen possible through a New England, mutual aid compact adopted by state legislatures in recent years. me loaning UI Stale IJUmjcmtii iiuamia 10 to neighboring states was made Police division. by Gov. Walter Peterson and was the first such request since the compact was adopted. Colonel Joseph L. Regan of Nashua is head of the N.H. State irly today'wheri a car carrying er and her brother struck a ree. Police baid the brother, Rich- ard, 14, was in poor condition at acred Heart Hospital. Police said the girl was the driver. At Weirs Beach, near Loudon, visiting motorcyclists yrere "fairly early today and yesterday as their, numbers approached an expected according to pd- ice. Safety Commissioner Robert W. Rhodes said that while cyclists were moving into the state, 'There's nowhere hear as many people as last year." State and area police depart mehts 'are maintaining a round the-clock watch on.motorcyclists whose numbers double the sec- tion's population. 40 Attested As of 10 last night, State Polic arrests totaled 40, Rhodes said He reported that most of the ar rests were for improper headgear footrests, handlebars and other equipment. He revealed that sev eral arrests were made at Weirs Tuesday night at 7 to pursue negotiations for the 1969 work contract, with the union having acknowledged its short-lived walkout yesterday was un- authorized. The acknowledgement was made yesterday at a noontime neeting of city and union offi- cials, which saw the stoppage >nded as of 2 p.m. Conditions Listed A. return-to-work agreement lammered out at the session listed these conditions: Employes are not to be paid for time they were off the ob. No overtime will be per- mitted to make up for time lost during the walkout. No disciplinary action will against any union mem ber as a result of the walkout Beach for charges. alleged marijuana No at meeting-with the unioi will be held'Tuesday at 7 p.m. to pursue negotiations" 'for' "th 1.V enls regarding immunizations is] A measles the family physician, the hoard (has been scheduled in Hudson noted._________ PIZZATy Charfes Famous iliniout New England 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY Telephone 889-4542 Dptn. II A.M. tc. 2 A.M. Men. thru Sat. P.M. to Midnite at the Dr. H. 0. Smith School Monday from 9 to 11. Physicians the Nashua program include Doc- tors Sidney Curelop, Roger R. Dionne, .lames Sullivan, James IBrecum and Gerard Pcrrault. i Dr. David Connor will be at the Hudson clinic. ing pool off the Pine Hill Road, near the Airport Fire Station. For several years, there has oeen talk of a third municpal swimming pool. Recall Activities Many of Nashua's older cit- the men- may recall their boyhood acti- vities four and 'five decades ago waters as contrasted to its pres ent polluted condition. Secluded in the woods covering a steep drop of the bank, the area held many charms for the boys of that era. And the vast water acreage of the Pennichuck Water Works, a century-old firm, provided several ideal locations 50 years ago. Since then, most of the property has been fenced. The private firm furnishes residents with, a high-quality -water, probably the best in the area. There was swimming in the Merrimack River two decades ago and earlier. Among the swimming holes, there was a widely used one at the rear of the Koppers Company, Inc., off may remember the "Baby situated at the southerly end of Pine Street. This was :ed by the Salmon Brook and featured clear water and a white, sandy beach. As we re- call, the fee at "Willard's" was five cents per person. There were many old swim- ming holes, some slill in exis- tence. There is' "Man's off the Lund Road. This is a small area, with water supplied by Salmon Brook. Its populari ty has Most of the swimming was "in the Hills'Ferry'Road. the and consequently, no What's So Special About FREE CHECKING NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. That's what! Member, F.D.I.C. fore World War II was the Ca- nal which extends from the for- mer millyard complex, off Fac- tory Street, west to Mine Palls. This is a large portion of the area considered for a future not supervised, children used to Many of the older Nashuans diminished to a point that it now attracts largely young fishermen. Some of the other swimming holes are the a, small site 'Off the Searles Road, an- other off the East Dunstable Road, as well as one 'off the Ridge Road, near Camp Dou- cel. The Salmon Brook winds its way to all these locations. There is in the Crown Hill section a swimming hole off In- galls Street, and Edgeville Pond is in that area.' Park Considered But the greatest attraction be park. Although adults and _____ throng the Canal in the 1920s and 1930s. It possessed a swift current which enabled swim- mers to negotiate long distances without tiring. The varied holes along the Canal were largely ethnical in The million includes nearly million earmarked for raises 'or state employes. The conference committee lad recommended only mil- lion for the "legisla- tive but the House ap- proved about S3 million worth of proposals during the work day of about 10 hours. Unless the bills are weeded out in the Senate, the extra ex- penditures will unbalance the budget further. The budget has been estimat- ed to have a deficit ranging from about million to more than 511 million depending on whose figures are We Carry A FULL LINE of CABOTS .Stains Paints Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Thuri. A Frl. Nlrtiti 'Til of Gov. Walter louse Appropriations Commit- ee or the Senate Finance Com- mittee. House Passes Bills The House passed two watef pollution control measures. One provides a million bond issue .0 "pre-finance" federal grant! which are anticipated from Wash- ington at a future dale. The other measure would boost the limit al- lowed for slate guarantees of mu- nicipal bonds for water pollution projects. FOTOMART HAS POLAROID Color-Pak II Charge It BankAmcricard Unl-Cird FOTOMART CAMERA Corp. ITS MAIN ST. NKXT TO STATE OINKHA "Be name, to Hole, ilack Hole, Poles' Greek Hole and the There was swimming in nude but it out at wles west of the Poles' off-limits to The Canal is now polluted it no longer appeals to youths. are su- pervised the city, neighboring Hollis has Lake State Park, and there many ponds and lakes, and seashore, hour's drive from this TONIGHT THE Abby 4 Church 9 Classsifieds 15, 16, 17, 13 Suburban 7 Comics 3 Crossword 15 Editorial 11 Financial Thostcson R Horoscope 2 Lawrence Obituaries Navy Officer Is Accused In Collision SUBIC BAY, Philippines (AP) Lt. (j.g.) Ronald C. Ramsey, the young officer in charge of the U.S. destroyer Frank B. Evans the morning she was cut in two by the Australian carrier Melbourne, was told today he is suspected of negligence. Ramsey, 24, of Long Beach, Calif., asked the joint U.S.-Aus- Iralian board investigating the collision in which 74 U.S. ors were killed, for legal coun- Milford Police Save Baby's Life MILFORD Efforts on the part of two Milford police officers saved the life of an unidentified child yesterday. A woman motorist stopped her.vocaie uenerars man, inei car in front of Ihe Milford Police asked for a recess until Wednes sel. His attorney, Lt. Frederick F. Tilton of the Navy's Judge vocate General's staff, then Station screaming that her baby had stopped breathing. Within seconds, Officers George Covey and Walter Johnstonc had set up the rcsuscilator at the side of Ihe automobile. They adminis- tered oxygen to the baby, who after a few seconds began lo breathe again. Police Chief Duane Rockwell said that the episode proved "training pays off." He noted that a refresher course in the use of the resuscitator had been given to the force a few weeks ago. "The rapidity with which .the oxygen was administered to the baby showed that Ihe training has chalked up ils first entry on the credit side of Ihe he said. day to evaluate the case. Weekend Edition Sfock Lists Teen-Age Page Extra Comics ;