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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 18, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Fashion Supplement Featured In Today's Edition Today's Chuckle There are more wisecrackers than there are smart cookies. 1969 Hit Tihgrapti's 100th Ytor At A Daily Ncwspaptr. Weather Cloudy, Cold Tonight Little Change Wednesday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO Mr. IK Established HI Weekly October SO, 183J VOL. 101 NO. 15 incorporated Dally Mirth 1, IBM NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 1969 Second ttasi Paid 34 PAGES TEN CENTf NASHUA RIVER'? PARK Price Placed On Land For Park System i f i This map prepared by the Planning Department denotes land along the Nashua River and the millyard canal which the city proposes to acquire from the Nashua-New Hampshire foundation for creation of park system. The foundation today set a price tag on the Proposed Land Acquisition Area property The dark shaded area shows land to be acquired. The dark lines between the canal and the river represent hiking and bicycle trails and the light lines are nature trails. Spahos Raps Peterson Bridget Plan CONCORD, N. H. (AP) Senate Minority Leader Harry Spahos, is charging that Gpv. Walter Peterson is trying to force a so-called "broad- based" tax on New Hamp- shire with his stringent budgets. "Lid Jammed" The Democratic leader said Monday the Republican gover- nor "has effectively jammed the lid on the orderly expansion and natural economic growth of the state." Spanos- said further: "This stifling of the demands of the various departments of state government can only lead to an explosion later on which will force us to a 'broad-based' tax. It is my firm belief that this is exactly what the governor in- tends to have happen." can only Spanos said, "that-when the governor is forced to cry for more taxes in the future, that he will be more -responsive to the needs of the people than he has been in jiis present tax requests, which are as regressive as any that now exist In our archaic tax New Bills Several new bills have heen entered in the legislature. U.S. Ponders Soviet Plan For Establishing Consulates By PETER GROSE Ntw York Newi Servlc. WASHINGTON The Soviet Union has proposed to broaden official contacts with the United States, by 'establishment of an American-jjflhsalate in 'Lenin? grad and Soviet Consulate in San Francisco, diplomatic lources said today. The Nixon administration has withheld a-reply to the Russian proposal, made by Soviet Am- bassador Anatoly F. Dobrynin at a meeting with Secretary of State William P. Rogers on March 8. Though the move could be in- terpreted as a concrete expres- sion of a political will by both sides, to extend cooperation, as cited by Nixon in his news con- ference March 4, administration officials are aware of possible domestic opposition. The State Department, was gaid to be consulting with other executive branch departments, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, about the implica- tions of authorizing Soviet dip- lomats to reside in San Fran- cisco. Before replying to. the Russian proposal, State Depart- ment officials also intend to solicit.the views of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee other interested Congress- men. The consular convention with the Soviet in March-I1967', 'establish- ing a legal framework for pro- tection of each country's citizens in the other country but not ac- tually providing for the opening of consulates. The Soviet Union and the U.S. have not had consulates sepa- rate from theft embassies in sack capital since 1948. sulate is a lower-ranking mis- -'slon -than a'n-embassy, dealing'-1 mainly with passport and visa matters, protection of travelers, and commercial formalities. Mayor, Aldermen Pay Raise Asked Income Taxes PREPARED FEDERAL AND STATE by appointment or ID your home TEL? 883-3912 BILLS ARIj; A PAIN; LET A'. B, C. HEI.P TOU GF.T OUT OP DEBT BT CONSOLIDATING TOUR BILLS PAST DUE OB NOT. TOn CAN AVOID LEOAT. AC- TION8 DUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE NO 8ECPRITT KO CO-SIGNERS 135 WEEKLY 135 WEEKLY CALL OR WRITK TODAY for PMM ol Mini) Tomorrow 1371 Elm fit Manchester 669-5161 Room 108 92 Main St. Nnshnn 883-1757 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Roma or Office Ipnolntminti Arranged Ward 1 Rep. Maurice L. Bou- chard (R) is sponsoring a bill to increase the salaries of the mayor and the 15-member Board of Al- dermen. The proposal, House Bill ffll, asks that the mayor's salary set at Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan presently draws an an- nual salary of Under the Bouchard proposal, the salaries of the six aldermen- at-large would be increased to from ?550 a year, and that of the nine aldermen to from At present, each mem- ber also receives a car al- lowance. The president- of the board, and the clerk of the finance committee gets an additional FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN Oft CO; ING. Serving larrouad- Ing towns, 465-2267 WALLPAPER SALE Save Up to 50% On New 1869 Patterns Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W.Pearl St. 882-9491 Oreo Than 'Til The measure is being drawn by Legislative Services for formal Introduction to the Nashua dele- gation. The salary boosts, If would be referred to the city as referendum question in the No- vember municipal election. If supported by the voters, the new salary scale would take effect on Jan. 1, 1970. It was also learned the pro- posal is one of two Nashua billi regarding salary hikes for city officials. A second bill would raise mayor's salary to The sponsors are Reps. Roland H. LaPlante, chairman of flit Nashua delegation, John H. La- tour and Ernest R. all Democrats. This bill is also being' drawn by Legislative Services. One is designed to .let Man- chester, the state's largest city, get into the mass transportation business. The bus firm In the city has been ailing financially and at the beginning of this year, a strike of drivers and mechanics was merely averted. The bill would enable the city to rescue and maintain public transportation. Other bills in the hopper would raise salaries rf various county officials. Still gnother measure would Hudson Voters Urged to Attend School Meeting HUDSON Hudson School Board today appealed to all voten in the school district to attend the adjourned, meeting tomorrow atjBemofial School A School Board spokesman pointed out that action taken at the first two sessions "would be meaningless if cuts are made in the school budget, which already has been approved by the School Board and the Budget Commit- tee." In addition to the budget, sev- eral major articles await voter action. Board chairman Warren Howe said the overall Importance of the meeting "cannot be over- emphasized." 102N.H. Men Face April Draft CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Tht state Selective Service System announced today that 102 New Hampshire men will be drafted In April. Tht March call ISO. Tht largest number to be tak- en will be 14 from tht Nashua area. Tht breakdown for other treas: 12 from Rockingham County; 11 from Cheshire Coun- ty; W from the Milford area; nine from the Manchester area; eight each from Merrimack County and the Portsmouth area; seven front Belknap Coun. ty; rtch Carroll, Stra'fford and Gftfton counties; and four each from and Sullivan counties. require children to attend school from the time they're six yean old until, they're 18 unless they received B high school di- ploma before that time. At present, a child now is ob- ligated to attend school until he's 18. Another bill would make it Il- legal to drink, sell or serve li- quor in a public school. It Car- ries a maximum fine of Sens. Eileen Foley, D-Ports- mouth, and Arthur Tufts, eter, are co-sponsors of a bill to tstablish a plan for oceanogra- phy. The proposed act is the key provision of a comprehensive state oceanographic plan recom- mended by the 40-member New Hampshire Advisory Council on Oceanography. It would set. up a New Hamp- shire Oceanographic Foundation which would consist of a board of nine, members.. _ would be included in Jke Department-jtttVReswirces and Economic Development but would. function as an independ- ent agency. -The foundation would be funded with' for .each of the next two fiscal years. TBy.CLAUDETTE DUROCHER An area, once described by City Planner Fred D. McCutchen as the last ex- tensively wooded tract in the heart of the city, would cost Nashua That is the price request- ed by the Nashua New Hampshire Foundation for 237 acres of land lying im- mediately west of the mill- yard and stretching about three and a half miles west- ward to the Mines Falls re- gion. City Proposal The city has proposed to ac- quire the land for the establish- ment of a Nashua River Canal '.park system which would pre- serve the its naturally wooded state for recreational and conservation purposes. 'The foundation made known its sale price for the land along with 12 restrictions In a let- ter received today by Mayor Den- nis J. Sullivan and the aldermen. A recently completed appraisal of the land pegged its value at The evaluation was conducted for the city by Meredith Grew, Inc., a Boston appraisal firm. Proposed for preservation in park plan unveiled last May by McCutchen are a long stretch of the'historic millyard canal; land between the canal and the Nashua River; and the Mines Falls re- gion. Restrictions Cited Its letter the foundation said it would sell the land for the stip- ulated price with the following restrictions: 1 The area must be held In perpetuity by the City of Nashua as :a public park. 2 The dry would be, responsi- ble for maintaining the Mines Falls Dam at its present height and retain forever the right to increase its elevation by 15 feet, maintaining the gatehouse, and maintaining the water level in the canal. J. Either party would be able to drain the canal for repairs or Improvements upon appropriate notice of intent. 4. Any buildings would be city property and of durable construc- tion. 5. No business offices are to be permitted except those necessary park administration. Motor vehicles would be re- '-stricted to those used by police, fire and maintenance personnel. 7. No powered boats, except those required by police and safe- ty personnel would be permitted. No hunting would be permit- ted and no firearms allowed on tire property except those carried by law enforcement agents. 9. A chain link fence would be erected in the cove area to pre- vent access to the millyard. 10. Easements would be granted to the foundation on its sewer line the lagoon. 11. The foundation would re- quire that the present' chain link fence in the lagoon area be main- tained. .12. The foundation would have the right to construct a 66-foot wide road connecting its industri- al park with the lagoon area.. "The above restrictions cover, In principle, the intent of our pro- posal but we recognize that these would have to be framed in ap- propriate legal language at such time as the property should be conveyed to the City of wrote Eliot A. Carter, chairman of the foundation's board of trus- tees. "This offer will be held open for a reasonable time to allow for obtaining participating grants of funds from the federal govern- ment." Other foundation trustees In- clude William J. Barrett, treasu- rer, James L. Sullivan, secretary, Richard E. West, Philip T. La- moy, Roscoe M. Woodward and Donald. C. Calderwood. The foundation's letter'came In response to a proposal presented to the trustees Feb. 27 by Mc- Cutchen, accompanied by Alder- man Barry L. Cerier and James McGoff, vice president of Mere- dith Grew. i .The city, representatives asked the foundation to inform city gov- ernment of (he price it woold sell the canal -and river lands. Earmarked In its budget last year, the oily set aside to have the area surveyed and appraised. The survey work was done in October for the Planning Board by the Hamilton Engineering Associates. In proposing the park system last year, McCutchen noted that if the purchase proved feasible, it would be pursued through the Department of the Interior under the Land and Water Conservation Funds Act. This act provides for the pur- chase of land for conservation purposes on a 50-50 matching funds basis. As envisioned' by McCutchen, the canal park system would con- sist of two separate activity areas. At the easterly end, a bird sanctuary and nature preserve would be established. The area features an ox-bow pond in a cove-like setting. The westerly end the Minei Falls region would be reserved for games, such as Softball and horseshoes, and eventually swim- ming. The swimming would comt only when thi Nashua River is depolluted. Hiking; bicycle and nature trails would link the two section! and picnicking and Testing would be provided along the trails. McCutchen To Pursue Park System Proposal City Planner Fred D. McCutchen said today he Is pleased with the sales offer made: by the Nashua-New Hampshire Founda- tion for the Nashua River and canal land. "While the sum may seem high to some people In the Mc- Cutchen said, "I think it's seme- thing we can handle with federal aid." He said a resolution Is being drafted for presentation to the aldermen neit week wjilch would put the aldermen on record as either favoring or rejecting the proposal. It aldermen favor the pur- the resolution would em- power McCutchen to draft appjica- tions for matching federal aid to buy the 237-acre tract. There are two avenues open to obtain 50-50 matching funds for the purchase, he said. One Is an open space program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and tht other Is a conservation program administered by the Department of the Interior. 39 Horses Die in Fire LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) Crown eligible Count Jopa and at least 38 other horses were killed Monday night In a general alarm fire that swept a barn at Lincoln. ract. track. Officials said the. dead-horse a- market value of- about Samage to the barn was set at The stakes-winning Jet For- mation was another of the vic- Woman's Club Gives Center What's So Special About FREE CHECKING NASHUA" TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and, .NONE if you'rtj-over. That's Member, F.D.I.C. A gift of to the Arts and Science Center Building Fund from the Nashaway Woman's Club was reported today by Mrs. Frederick Seufert, president ol the Club. Accepting the gift for the Cen- ter were John A. Carter and Jo- leph M. Kerrigan. Carter ex- pressed gratitude for "the sup- port" and announced that the gift brought the total raised to date to just short of tht mark. On behalf of the Club members, Mrs. Seufert said: "It Is exciting to be able' to participate in a project that has 10 much to of- fer, not only to our youth but to the older people as well and to the future generations. The peo- ple in Nashua and surrounding areas are fortunate to be living Iti a community that Is alert to the modern" trend and Helping our young people, especially, de- velop an appreciation'-of the arts ind a better understanding of modern science." TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH 'IThe object of the Nashaway Woman's Club has always been to promote sociability and men- tal culture, to further the educa- tion of women and to make itself a power for good in local and national civic she add- ed. The Nashaway Woman's Club was organized 1896 and is believed to be thd oldest club in the City. The women have selected the Lounge, furnished and equipped, in the new Center for dedication. jhe gift is in memory of the founders and charter members of the Club. Abby M Btker 5 Blossat 5 Classifieds 31, 92, 3J Comics 30 Crossword 30 .Editorial 3 Hal Boyle 30 Nashua Scene' Peanon Reston Sports 19. Suburban News 10, Television Theaters 4 1J 11 31 31) t Arts Center, Fund Gets Big Boost treasurer of the club; Mrs, Frederick X Seufert, president; and John Carter, general chairman of the Tht Nashaway Woman's Club yester- day presented to the Arts and Science Center Building Fund. 'Left to right: Atty. Joseph Kerrigan, chairman tdvanci gifts; Mrs. Rupert Kimball, ;