Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 8, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Dissension In N. H. Republican Ranks Causing Concern CONCORD, N. H. (AP) Political trtnqullity for the Republicans In the legislature may be ending because, as one prominent GOP lawmaker puts It: "The honeymoon Is over." Worried Dissent among Republicans Is coming to the surface causing worry and discussion in House Majority Leader Hirlm Logan laid: "You can't certain exactly when It will break open." But he predicts the fireworks will probably occur "around or about the time the Citizens Ta.sk Force makes its report on Nov. 1." Whatever Gov. Walter task force reports to the legtsla. lure in the special session, Logan said, there will be disagreement "We're at the point where we have to face the fact that last November's victory at the polls for the Republicans did not solve our he added. GOP difficulties are rarely aired in public. But they are profound and varied, from personality eonfllcto m the legislature to bailt difference in approach to change. Republican dissension Is usually surrounded by an abundance of carefully chosen words of unity and party loyalty, allowing many to look on while Democrats publicly rip into each other. Opea Battle For the past few weeks, .Democrats have been battling openly. At the core of the minority party bickering li change and the objection of vopal conservative Democrats to comparatively liberal legislative leadership. The Demoratic squabble has diminished, with the leadership substantially in control. "We're definitely not mug about what's happened to the Demo- Logan said. Logan envisions a similar blowup In his own party "Just about the time we have to face task recommendations on education, taxes, crime and water pollution." He added that "when the task force comes In and says our educa- tion failures are obvious, that our weaknesses are obvious and this and this must be done then there will be disagreement." rt to fc report If bound to be controversial. a. to ta "pUnibtte about Immediate savings that might come from the task force than I Logan said. Logaa was one of the of the task force measure. The other was the governor's closest aide and confidant, Rep. William John- son of Hanover. Logan indicates Peterson may even have oversold himself on the immediate benefits from the task force. The governor, In getting backing for his proposal, embarked on a campaign to convince as many lawmakers as possible that It must pass. "In any situation where the sponsorship and guiding effort Is con- centrated on one man In selling others on a proposal it may be that he might have magnified the obtainable Logan said. The majority leader makes it clear he has full respect for Peterson but, just is clearly, he Issued this warning: Short Honeymoon "Over the past two. months, many people have asked me if I didn't think Gov. Peterson was having a very short honeymoon period a period in which everyone agreed with almost everything he did. "My reply has been I don't think It was any shorter than any other new governor was now, however, let there be m mhrtakt, Whatever honeymoon there has been Is over." Logan said Peterson must move from the first phase of his guber- natorial term Into the second phase less selling, action. v "Informed of Logan's comments, the governor had Mi response: "As long as I have known the Republican party, there have, been divisions. New Hampshire Republicans are an individual type of breed, hard to persuade." He did not give the Impression, however, that he was worried about portents of dissension in the party over him or over Ms task force Indeed, Peterson and his staff still appear to be basking In victory. The fighting that exists In political circles among Republicans at. the moment is going on In the legislature not in the governor's office. Today's Chuckle iiie difference between a poor man and a rich man is that one wor- ries over his next meal, and the other over his last Nashua Celeoraph Telegraph's 101st Year As A Daily Newspaper... C' f I Weather Tonight, Fair and Cold Sunday, Increasing Cloudiness FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOT 1D1 ND T Established ai a Weekly October 1U1 Incorporated at Dally March 1, NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, MARCH Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. PAGES Price TEN CENTS General Alarm Blaze Destroys Apartment Building the five firemen overcome by the heavy black smoke is carried from the scene by police and Civil Defense personnel. At right, a fireman (Telegraphotos Shalhoup and Andruskevich) Ash St. Fire Routs 5 Families Apollo Tests Hailed By MIKE COCHRAN SPACE CENTER, Hous- ton (AP) The Apollo 9 astronauts cruised into the holiday half of their mission today after proving their moonship reliable and ready for an American moon landing this summer. Exceeded Expectations "The mission Has exceeded even our most optimistic expec- said Lt. Gen. Sam C. Phillips, Apollo program direc- tor. Space officials discussed the possibility of advancing the date for a landing on the moon but said. in all likelihood the July target for Apollo 11 would not be changed. Meanwhile, Air Force Cols. James A. McDivitt and David Theroux Heads Youth Corps Charles Theroux, retired Na- shua police captain, has 'been named director of the Neighbor- hood Youth Corps for this area, it was learned today- Final approval, it was said, ii expected front the UiS. Depart- ment of Labor's bureau of work programs. The post .carries an annual salary of The NYC office located at 1 Main St., here. A former football slat at Na- shua High and Syracuse Univer- sity, Theroux's police career in- cluded a special assignment in Beirut, Lebanon, when he took a leave of absence from the local department. He is presently a deputy sher- iff here. R. Scott and civilian astronaut Russell L. Schweickart were given permission to sleep late as they started the relaxed sec- ond half of the 10-day flight- The most important item on the Apollo agenda today was fir- ing of the main engine to im- prove the re-entry position, pro- viding an emergency route in case the main engine should fail. The critical rendezvous and docking maneuver successfully executed, ground controllers told ,tjie crew Friday to cut down the vigorous pace and take a break. quipped Schweickart, take a break I'm going to bed for three days. Houston, did you get "We mission control responded. "Three days off." "Is that Saturday and Sunday and interrupted McDivitt. The Apollo 9 astronauts re- moved the last obstacle to a BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B, 0. HELP TOO GET OUT OP DEBT BT COJ1SOTJDAT1NG TOUR BJLIS PAST DUE OB N YOU CAN AVOID LEGAL TIONS DUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS. NOT A LOAN NO SEODEJTf WO CO-SIGNERS If OWE PAY AS LOW AS WEEKLT WEEKLT WEEKLT CALL OR WRITE TODAT For qt Mind Tomorrow 1271 Elm St Manchester 669-5161 Boom 108 92 Mijnjit, Naihlla SSS-MSf ,'ANCMOR BUDfJOT CONSULTANTS or 'Office Appointment! ArmnftA Blakeslee Tells Of Drug Danger Alton Blakeslee, prize winning science writer for (he Associated Press, spent months Interviewing authorities In many fields to ob- tain Information for Us Important timely new series on "Safe- guarding Your Teen-Agers Against Drugs." The series In ten parts will start In the Telegraph Monday. An expanded version of these articles, In the form of a large, Illustrated booklet, is available. It fs called "What You Should Know About Drugs and Narcotics" and Is suitable for .reading by parents or young people. For a copy, send to "Drug Booklet" Nashua Telegraph, P.O. Box S, Teaneck, New Jersey 07668. moon landing when they quali- fied the final piece of hardware, the untested lunar module (LEM) that will ferry men to the lunar surface. Sweeping through space at miles per hour, the .two Apollo vehicles, coded Spider and Gumdrop, broke from their nose-to-nose line-up for the first time. McDivitt and Schweickart took the spidery moonship 113 miles from the command mod- ule, then tracked it down again during a six-hour rendezvous that simulated the maneuvers required to return men from-the moon to a command module that will remain in moon orbit. Docking Target Maneuvering to within a few feet, MeDivitt, using a gun- sight-like device, approached the docking target on the com- mand ship. Failing the first time, he re- versed the moonship and tried again. As a whining sound signaled a successful contact, McDivitt ex- claimed, "Wow! I haven't heard a sound like that in a long time." After McDivitt and Schweick- art got back inside the com- mand ship, signal from the ground kicked the LEM miles into space. It is now a million piece of junk. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 121 Pearson Churches Classifieds 13 -14 Comics 11 Crossword Editorial Financial Lawrence Obituaries Social Sports Teen Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 12 Weather Women FOTOMART WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY MONDAY RESPECT TO A.J.GOODMAN By JOHN A general alarm fire yes- terday afternoon destroyed an apartment building on Ash Street, leaving five families homeless and hos- pitalizing five firemen. Units from Central and Lake Street stations an- swered the first alarm at p.m. They arrived at 53 Ash St. to find flames shooting from the rear of the three-story apartment building. Second Alarm At the second alarm was rung, with the general alarm at p.m. Mutual aid, the system by which units from neighboring towns cover Nashua stations, was in effect. This was the second general alarm in the city in less than a week. According to Chief Albert Tan- guay, the blaze started in the rear of the structure. When fire- men first arrived, he said, the flames had worked their way up a partition and into an attic which runs the length of the building. It was reported that Mrs. Isa- belle Gilbert, occupying a second- floor apartment, discovered the fire when she smelled smoke and opened a rear door to find the shed in flames. Appeal Launched For Fire Victims Mrs. Mary Malarkey, director of the Head Start program in Nashua, said a general appeal had been issued for clothing and food for families left homeless. She said the Salvation Army had Issued food tickets to victims, which could be used In restau- rants, but that In some cases vic- tims had no clothes. She said the Salvation Army building will be open today and tomorrow, and that persons wish- Ing to donate food and clothing can bring It to the office. Mrs. Malarkey also said that H persons wished to donate but had no transportation for the articles, (hey could call her at 3 Beverlee Drive and she will direct teen-age volunteers to pick up the Items. WALLPAPER SALE Save up to 50% on new 1969 patterns Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Open Thurs. nights 'til children es- caped wHKoutInjury. .Six Apartments Authorities said there are six apartments in the building, five of them occupied. All of the oc. cupants were evacuated safely. Firemen, however, were not as fortunate. Five were taken to city hospitals, two for puncture wounds and the others for smoke inhala- tion. Included in the homeless fami- lies are 13 children. Authorities listed the occupants of the apart- ments as Mrs.. Isabelle Gilbert, Mrs. Thelma Seninson, Mrs. Vio- let Wooley, Mrs.'Ellen White and Mrs. Bertina Gibbs. Taken to St. Joseph's Hospital were Arthur Douzanis, Paul de- Montigney and Malcolm Griffin; to Memorial were Leo MigneauM and Leonard Dube. All .were treated and released. Hampered by the icy street and crowds, firemen attempted to move equipment to the scene as the flames raced through the attic and spreatv to partitions in the floors below. Chief Tanguay said the fire was one of the strangest in his career. "I haven't faced a blaze like this for a long he said. "Em- bers were dropping from the attic into partitions downstairs, and at one time there were 20 different fires going. Officials said it was fortunate the blaze was a daylight affair. They theorize that if it had hap- pened at night, everyone in the building would have been in dan- ger. Authorities mentioned the as- bestos siding on the structure as a factor in the nature of the blaze. They said the siding seemed to keep the blaze con- fined to the inside of the building, and prevented adequate ventila- tion. This, they said, caused the heavy smoke. Fanned by a northerly wind, the black smoke spread southward for some distance. The odor car- ried as far as Rivier College. Chief Tanguay said firemen en- tered the building without smoke masks in some cases, due to the urgency of the situation. Many of them were overcome at the scene, and were forced1 to lean out of windows for fresh air. The building is owned by Paul Cassavaugh of 48 Lock St. It described by fire officials as "a total loss." Authorities were at the scene fljis morning to inves- tigate the cause. The situation was declared un- der control at p.m., but fire- men stayed at the scene until midnight. Coffee and donuts were served by Red Cross personnel in the Church of the Annunciation school across the street. Chief Tanguay praised the efforts of the Red Cross, adding that the building served as a warm-up shelter for firemen. .The Salvation Army was asked to provide relief for families left homeless. Capt. Owen Bryant has Issued an appeal for all types of clothing, especially items to fit young children and teen-agers. Other Immediate needs of evacuated persons have been met for the moment. Those left home- less were reported staying with friends and relatives. Capt. Bryant said'that Reynold Dean, manager of haj donated new shoes for Children who lost their clothing in the blaze.. Nashua police said they had three ambulances at the scene to carry victims to hospitals. Later, one was returned to the station to cover emergencies in the rest of the city. Traffic and crowds clogged Hie area, although CWef Tanguay said persons at the scene were "pretty orderly." Police re-routed traffic up West Pearl and Kinsley Streets, keeping vehicles from UN area. Authorities could not estimate the amount of damage, and added (fiat while the building may look unscathed because of the asbes- tos siding, the inside Is. complete- ly destroyed. Firemen had to chop tjieir way Into the ath'c and through the roof, since there was no entrance to the space. The attic was not being used for storage. Other structures in the imme- diate area were spared. Firemen hosed down nearby roofs, protect- ing them from the hot embers earned by gusting winds. Aldermen Mull Jean Successor Weekend Edition Stock Lists Teen-Age Page Extra Comics What's So Special About FREE CHECKING AT NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. That's what! Member, F.D.I.C. Police Press Theft Probe Nashua Police today revealed that three suspects have been interrogated in connection with the armed robbery of the GAG Finance Corp., IB Allds St., yes- terday afternoon. Police Chief Paul J. Tracy said that the investigation is contin- uing, however. He said that a lone gunman brandished a snub- nosed revolver after he fold an employe, Jacqueline Akers, 58 Langholm Drive that he wanted a loan. The gunman scooped up In cash and fled through a back door. Tracy described the bandit as between 27 and 30 years of age, weighing 150 to 160 pounds, By Claiidfette Durocher Tuesday night may mark the end of the elect-resign pattern which has domin- ated aldermanic affairs for the past several months. Jean Replacement Coming up is the election of an alderman-at-large to replace Arthur H. Jean who resigned at the Feb. -25 aldermanic meet- ing. Former Alderman at Large Donald R. Hardy is considered the leading contender. Others who have expressed in- terest in the race are Ward 8 Aldermen Robert A. Dion and Ward 9 Alderman Richard P. Joyce. But neither has submitted a letter of resignation to run for the job. The charter requires that an alderman resign before he can be considered for an- other post by his fellow alder- men. Election of either' Joyce or Dion to the vacant at-large seat would thus necessitate another election for a ward aldermen. And there are signs the aider- manic board is growing restive about its image and is eager to avoid another round of elec- tioneering. Hardy, 39, Is composition de- partment foreman at Royal Business Forms, Inc. He was midway through his third term as Ward 4 alderman In January, 1967, when he was elected at- derman-at-large to succeed Ger- ard J. Gaulhler who had re- signed. In the municipal election of Income Taxes PREPARED FEDERAL AND STATE by appointment or in yoitr TEL 883-3912 FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. Smlnr and nirronni Int tewm, 465-2267 that year, Hardy ran for a full term as alderman at large but was defeated. As chairman of the traffic committee during his final year on the board, Hardy was in- volved in a heated hassle with Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan over the installation of a spitter tick- et system In the Kim Street parking lot. He was also prominently In- volved in events which deter- mined the demise of the Park Street urban renewal project. At their Feb. 25 meeting, aldermen, aside from accepting Jean's resignation, elected Sher- man Horton Jr., 38, as the new ward 3 alderman on the 10th ballot. He replaced Bertrand J. Bou- chard who was elected alder- man-at-large at the Feb. 11 meeting. Bouchard succeeded Paul J. Roussel who started the re- shuffling process by resigning Nov. 26. Amid these elections, the board on Jan. 14 elected a new city clerk, a contest which was proceeded by intense politicking. Library Group Okays Purchase Of More Property Purchase of three more proper- ties for the new library site wai authorized by the joint library building committee 'yesterday. To be purchased are two houses on Pearson Avenue and one on Park Street. Purchase prices will be released at the completion of acquisition negotiations for other parcels In the slle area. Conducting the meeting wai Frank B. Clancy, vice chairman buUdini committee.