Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 19, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle. Never laugh at a fat man. He's only a little boy gone to WBitt Ntw HomptWn's Lorgwt Evwing Ntwipqwr raph Weather Rainy, 'Cold Tonight Colder Thursday VOL. (01 NO. 222 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER IV, 1949 Second Clan Postage Paid At Nashua. N.H. 4t PAGES TEN CENTS Astronauts Explore Surface Of Landing Craft Hits Butlseye By HOWARD BENEDICT SPACE CENTER, Hous- ton (AP) Apollo 12 as- tronauts "Pete" Conrad and Alan L. Bean made a bull's eye landing on the moon today and stepped outside to conduct the first detailed scientific explora- tion of the lunar surface. Collect Rocks The first color television from the moon's surface showed them as ghostly while figures shuffling through an alien world, collecting rocks and ac- climating themselves to the weird one-sixth lunar gravity. But earthlings' view of the moonwalk may have been limit- ed. When the two astronauts tried to move the camera to a new position about 45 minutes after the walk began, they sud- denly lost the picture. They and ground experts tried to figure out what went wrong and how to correct it. They steered their lunar ferry Intrepid to a perfect touchdown at a.m. EST only 20 feet from the edge of a crater that harbors an unmanned Surveyor spacecraft that landed there years ago. Nearly five hours later, Con- rad opened the hatch and pon- derously backed down a nine- rung ladder to touch the dark, dusty surface at a.m. "That may have been a small one for Neil, but that's a long one for Conrad joked as he placed his 13-inch boot into the black dust of the moon. He referred to Neil A. Arm- strong's first words last July when he became the first man to step on the moon: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Also, Conrad, at 5 feet 6, is the smallest of the astronauts. Thirty-one minutes after Con- rad was on the surface, Bean, after initial difficulty with his water-cooled undergarment, joined Conrad on the surface and the two of them began their exploration. Both reported initial difficulty in walking. "I've got to take it easy and watch what I'm Conrad reported. "You get on a little slope and you tend to keep going." "If you don't pick up your feet you really kick a load of dirt ahead of Bean comment- ed, Notirig the powdery black dust, Conrad said: "I tell you one thing, we're going to be a couple dirty boo- gers." Later, Conrad said "It helps you move if you hop a little. I'm beginning to feel like Bugs Bun- ny." Takes Priority Conrad's first job was to col- lect a contingency sample of rocks in case the astronauts had to make a quick return to earth. It ensured they would not come back empty-handed. He described one rock as "about a quarter of an Inch in size." While Conrad began removing scientific instruments from a compartment in the lunar mod- ule, or LM, Bean raised an alu- minum-foil window shade-like device attached to a staff. Scientists expect it to capture atomic particles streaming from the sun. They planned to leave it on the moon until their second out- side excursion on Thursday, and ASTRONAUTS Pagel Tackle Fells Nashua Mall Theft Suspect By JOHN HARRIGAN An alleged robber who grabbed from a cash regis- ter iii a store at the Nashua Mall and then was tackled by store employes after a wild foot- chase has been charged by Na- shua police with grand larceny. Police said Edmund A. Sparks, 28, of Revere, Mass., was arrested in the parking lot of the Mall by members of the Inspectors' Division after Mall employes and a security guard apprehended the suspect. The theft reportedly occurred at Alexander's Market when two men walked up to a locked cash register picked up the key and unlocked it. One of the two then scooped up a handful of bills and coins. According to one report, a woman working on the Num- ber 3 register next to the one being robbed saw the theft and said to the pair "Give me that The thieves actually handed the woman some of the money, then ran from the store with the rest of it. Alexander's head cashier Bob- ert Ross was outside when the suspects ran out. "Someone hollered 'Go get that guy', and. I ran after Ross said. Ross and others chased one suspect with the money around the parking lot and into a side entrance to the Mall. The other suspect disappeared. Inside the Mall, Gordon E. Burnett, an employe of the New Man Sentenced In Boy's Death CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Barry Bickford, S3, of Concord, has been sentenced to one year In the House of Correction with 10 months suspended on a plea of guilty in the death of a two- year-old boy. Bickford pleaded guilty Tues- day in Merrimack County Su- perior Court to second degree manslaughter. He was accused of kicking Richard Taylor in the abdomen the boy's home in a Concord trailer park In January of last year. The boy died four days later. Hampshire Security Service, was stationed at the entrance to Almy's Department Store. He saw the suspect run by, and also gave chase. The suspect then ran into Tourafne's, though the store, and into the parking lot again where the security guard and Mall Manager Jason Ellas tackled him. Burnett and Ellas, with help from other employes, held the suspect until police ar- rived. Capt. Boyer said today all the cash taken was recovered. He said police were pressing the hunt for the other suspect. 2 Issues Block Agreement Firemen Meet On Contract JASON ELIAS Tackled Suspect Sparks appeared in Nashua District Court this morning charged with grand larceny. The case was continued until Dec. 10, with bail set at Police did not release a de- SUSPECT Page 2 By CLMJDETTE DUROCHER Local International Asso- ciation of Fire Fighters, jnet at noon today to determine future action in its contract dispute-Kith the commissioners. Results of the meeting' were not immediately-available. The dispute between the 89- member union and the city wit dramatized Monday with a work slowdown and picketing City Hall. Unresolved Issues All but two contract issues were resolved last night at a two-hour negotiating session. The two re- maining points were inclusion of supervisory personnel in the un- ion and grievance procedures which would include binding arbi- tration as a last resort. City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gorm- ley Jr. and the fire commis- sioners were adamantly opposed to having officers in the union on the grounds they should be Haynsworth's Chances Rise; Senate to Vote on Friday FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. 465-2267 By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) Ad- ministration forces, facing a Senate vote Friday on the Su- preme Court nomination of Judge Clement F. Haynsworth Jr., have been buoyed by what one Republican leader calls "the way things are going." Announcements Tuesday by two freshmen senators bright- ened the outlook for the Hayns- worth backers. The Senate's newest member, Republican Ralph T. Smith of Illinois, said he had changed his mind and will support Hayns- worth. Sen. Mike Gravel, D- Alaska, said he too will vote for confirmation. This came on the heels of word Monday from Sens. Win- ston L. Prouty, R-Vt., and Wil- liam B. Spong, D-Va., that they would vote for Haynsworth. Expects Support Sen. Gordon Allttt of Colora- do, chairman of the Senate Re- publican Policy Committee, said "the way things are going" he expects more announcements backing Haynsworth before Fri- day's 1 p.m. vote. Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield obtained agreement on the timing of the 'vote after Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., a lead- er of the opposition, withdrew a proposal for a showdown Thurs- day. Smith's decision to vote for confirmation tipped the balance in an Associated Press survey to 41 senators supporting the nomination compared to 40 against. The other 19 remain publicly uncommitted. Smith, who was appointed to the Senate to succeed the GOP leader Everett M. Dirk- sen, said last-month that a "shadow had been cast" on Haynsworth's record as chief judge of the 4th U.S. Court of Appeals and he could not vote for confirmation. But Smith said Tuesday that after careful study he is con- vinced conflict-of-interest charges against the South Caro- lina jurist were "based on half- truths and misrepresentations." considered part of management. Louis M. Janelle, counsel for Local 789, warned that if the commissioners persevered In their stand, the union would other avenue but to turn to the courts. After the session, Gormleymet with Fire Commissioners John H. Mclaughlin, Roland LaRow and Leo Carle. He laid today the commission- en would not bodge on (be is- sue of having officers in the union. Willing to Yield But they would be willing, he said, to yield on the grievance procedures, which calls f or bind- ing arbitration-as a measure of last resort, If the local yields on the question of having officers in the union. During the meeting, the union presented the commissioners a petition signed by 18 out of 20 dues-paying officers. The officers requested that they be allowed to remain in the union. Chief Albert L. Tanguay said 20 out of the department's 26 officers are dues-paying mem- bers of the union. Capt Daniel McCoy was pres- ent at the start of the meeting to answer questions on behalf of the officers. But Gormley said McCoy was not a recognized member of the union's negotiating team and he and the commissioners were not interested in discussing the sub- ject with him and McCoy left. Neutrality Questioned Carle questioned how officers could maintain their neutrality if they are members of. the unions and he noted that officers walked in Monday's picket line. Janelle said an ordinance per- mitting municipal employes does not.msttaguish be- tween an officer and a subordi- nate. The ordinance he pointed out, that any employe may organize. Gormley and the commission- ers said the Department of Public Woriss does not permit foremen and higher ranking supervisory personnel to be union members nor does private industry. But Janelle said a municipality and a private industry are differ- ent and the firemen's union did not look to the DPWs union for its own structure. He maintained that unlike pri- vate industry, supervisory per- sonnel in the fire department do not have the right to hire and fire subordinates. But the fire commissioners said officers in the department do have the authority to make recom- mendations on the performance of a fireman and this point should bt Deprived of Rights Leo Maynard, secretary-treasur- er of the local, said the officers had been part of the union for many years and the arrangement had always worked out. He said denying them union membership now would deprive them of their rights, Also representing the local at the negotiations were Leonard Dube, president, and Richard Soucy, vice president. The proceedings were calm and much of the .discussion focused on clarification of terminology. The redrafting of several sec- tions was left up to Gormley and Janelle and no contract signing deadline was agreed upon. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan at- tended part of the meeting and left- to sit in at a Planning Board meeting. Nixon, Sato Map Security Relations By SPENCER DAVIS WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon and Prime Minister Eisaku Sato, opening three days of talks today on the return of Okinawa to Japan, are expected to map an'important security relationship between their two Project to Cover Park, Temple Sts. Area Planning Board to Seek Federal Funds The Planning Board voted unanimously last night to apply for a federal redevelopment proj- ect for the Park-Temple Streets area. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan, an ex-officio member of the Plan- ning Board, said the project would be a combination of urban renewal and home rehabilitation and might extend as far as East Hollis Street. A previous foe of urban renew- al, Sullivan said the redevelop- ment project be proposes would combine features which he fa- vored in the original urban re- newal project for the area but were found unacceptable. Easing Burden The mayor said he proposed Initiation of the redevelopment project now to ease the financial burden the city must shoulder for development of the cultural center on and Court Streets. With the resources available through a project of this type, Sullivan said, better traffic pat- terns for the cultural center could be achieved. And. the redevelopment area, he said, could also include im- provements at the Temple Street School and provide for construe- tion of more low-rent housing for, the elderly and low-income fami- lies. The Planning Board's approval of an application for the project springs from several: meetings between city officials and repre- sentatives of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. At the aldennanic meeting last week, Sullivan said the HUD representatives had said the city must absorb all planning and survey costs for the project be- cause i previous urban renewal plan for the area was rejected. Sullivan said he would attempt 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY AG-l or AG-1B. Sylvania Flashbulbs Reg. NOW fri ONLY GRANTS SIMONEAU PLAZA ANTIQUING KITS AVAILABLE Full Line of Colors S tt H Green SUmpi Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Pearl St. BJ-Md Mon. thru Sat. Open .nun.'tilt to keep these costs down by using the planning surveys of the area done for previous urban renewal proposals. Aware of Problems And the city may not have to wait as long as it expects to in getting federal funds for the proj- ect, Sullivan said, because fed- eral officials are aware of Nash- ua's problems in developing the cultural center. Acknowledging that the ap- proval procedures for the project might be time-consuming, Sulli- van said the effort would be worth it because of the large credits .the city would be to accrue towards its cultural com- plex development. Sullivan moved for application approval at the meeting. Second- ing was Douglas D. Robertson. Voting in agreement were rid W. EWredge, Planning Board chairman, S. Raymond Desnu- rate, Thonus Kudzma, WOuon GradJv City Engineer F. Hogan and Lester Gidge. Absent was AUernin Donald L. Ethltr who was participating in the re- count session at City Hall. In other developments on the library issue, the joint library building committee has scheduled a meeting at noon tomorrow in the law office of Frank B. Clan- cy, chairman. Sullivan said he would ask Clancy to reschedule the meeting to City Hall at an hour when the aldermen-elect could observe the cession. Clancy said tomorrow's ses- sion would be routine in nature. There were reports however that the committee may discuss Sulli- van's request for imposition of a ceiling on expenditures for the library. Sullivan nude the request yes- terday in vetoing, acceptance of the supplementary offer made by Blot A. Garter for the Ubnry, A meeting of the aldennanlo Pitt Street BwutificMion Com- scheduled for ttnfeht htt been called off because of the conflicting recount. for the coming decade. Military honors including 19-gun salute, were on the pro- gram for the arrival of the Jap- anese leader arid his wife at the White House for the most care- fully prepared historical drama in U.S.-Japan relations since the 1951 peace treaty. The negotiations involve the return of Okinawa to Japanese jurisdiction in 1972, the possibili- ty of.future use of the U.S. base on the island for nuclear weap- ons, the American and Japanese roles in Asia and trade prob- lems. Sato has' staked his govern- ment's future on the outcome of the talks. At the outset of his five-year rule, the 68-year-old Japanese conservative leader set the recovery of Okinawa as his highest goal. The United States has occupied Okinawa since near the end of World War II. 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