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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 29, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire 's Chuckle Middlf-aged spread: Too many nights round the table. Nashua (fTeleqraph ________ Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper... C M Weather Cold Tonight Foir Sunday VOL. 101 NO 230 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph _ Established October 20, 1832 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 18 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Selectman In Pelham Is Killed In Auto Crash Downtown Nashua Twinkles As the Christmas lights in downtown Nashua were turned on last night to transform the business section into a Twinkle City the count- down began on the number of shopping days left until the holiday. The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally regarded as the Christmas shopping kickoff. (Telegraphoto-Shalhoup) Nashua School Board Weighs New Calendar By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER School next September may start the week before Labor Day instead of two days after the holi- day as -lias been the'- tradition here. According tosS proposed 1970-71 school .calendar under study by the Board of Education, school in 1970 would opeh Sept. 1, a Tues- Weekend Edition Stock Lists Teen-Age Page Extra Comics day, and classes would be sched- uled through Friday of that week. The following Monday, Labor Day, would be a day off with school resuming Tuesday, Sept, 8. In the past, school has started the Wednesday following: Labor Day. School Supt. Edmund M. .Keefe said the change would allow school to end June without sacrificing any regular holidays and vacation. He said teachers favored an earlier June closing because the heat and other problems inter- fere with learning at that time of year. But he said they did not think it was advisable to cancelx either the regular February or April week-long recess to allow an earlier closing. The proposed school .schedule was presented to the board by the Educational Council which consists cf two board members, Kecfe, and three members of the Nashua Teachers Union. Keefe noted that in 1971, cer- tain holidays, per designation of the legislature, will be observed on Monday making for long weekends. These will include Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day. By MARIANNE THOMPSON PELHAM Pelham Se- lectman Stephen E. Robi- doux, 31, died instantly yesterday afternoon when his small car collided with a refuse truck at the inter- section of Route 38 and At- wood Road. State Police report that Robidoux apparently failed to stop at a stop sign on Atwood Road and entered the intersection, driving in- to the left rear of the truck, which was southbound on Route 38. Truck Driver Uninjured The truck driver, Richard A. Roketenetz, 26, of Simpson Mill Road, was uninjured, although the truck rolled onto its side on the traffic island following the collision. Hillsborough County Medical Referee, Dr. John Spring of Nash- ua, pronounced the victim dead at the scene of a fractured skull and internal injuries. The small for- eign car was completely demol- ished and police had difficulty extricating the driver from the wreckage. Rev. William Quirk, pastor of St. Patrick's Church, ad- ministered the last rites. Trooper Paul Ellis of the N.H. State Police directed the investi- gation of the accident, which oc- curred at 5 p.m. Pelham Police Chief Ralph Boutwell, Officer Wayne Bariteau and several aux- iliary officers were at the scene to re-route traffic at the busy in- tersection in front of the Purity Shopping Center. The Pelham Fire Department was called to hose the spilled gasoline from the pavement. Robidoux. who lived on Simp- son Road with his wife and four children, was elected to a three- year term as Selectman last March. A resident of Pelham for Pelham Death Vehicle Stephen E. Robidbux a 31- year-old Pelham selectman and father of four, died yesterday-when his small station-wagon crashed into the side of a moving refuse truck On Route ,38. Au- thorities had difficulty removing the vic- tim from the demolished car. (Telegraphoto-Thpmpson) nine years, he had previously been an active member of the Planning Board. He was employed at Raytheon as a business manager in the Missile System division and was instrumental in bringing the firm's new radar test site to Pel- ham. Robidoux attended Northeast- ern University, Lowell Institute of Technology and was a graduate of the Harvard University Busi- ness Management Extension course. Traffic Deaths Reach 383 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The traffic death toll for the four-day Thanksgiving weekend had reached 383 by noon today. Cool and dry weather provid- ed good highway conditions in almost the entire nation. Excep- tions were produced by light snow in parts of New Mexico, Texas and Michigan. The National Safety Council has estimated that 700 to 800 persons may be killed in traffic during the period from 6 p.m. Wednesday to midnight Sunday. Families Welcome Apollo Moon Heroes Hudson Man Found In Wrecked Auto HUDSON A man found by police lying in the back seat of his wrecked car on the Litchfield Road last night is in the intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital this morning. Francis L. Locke, 22, of 7 Highland St., is in fair condition, according to a hospital spokes-. Nashua Telegraph Delivered Price To Be 60c Weekly Effective Monday, Dec. 1, 1969, the home-delivered price of the Nashua Telegraph will be 60 cents per week. The rate adjustment has been made necessary by in- creased costs of production, ma- terials and transportation. Nashua Telegraph carriers, both the newspaperboys and adults on motor will enjoy Increased earnings as the result of the adjustment. Single copy price remains at 10 cents. The Serviceman's Spe- cial rate Is unchanged at per month. The new mall sub- scription rate will be JM per year. man who said Locke is suffering from "serious internal Police said that at about a. in., a cruiser was heading south on the Litchfield Road, or Webster Street, when a set of taiilights was noticed in the road ahead. When (he cruiser arrived at the scene, officers noticed the vehicle had struck a tree just to the side of the road. When they examined the car, police found Locke lying in the back seat, unconscious. Authori- ties said the victim was bleeding from the nose and ears when he was found. The Nashua Police ambulance transported Locke to the hospi- tal. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Anderson Biossat Church Classifieds 15, Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope 7 4 4 3 16, 17 10, 11 Lawrence Obituaries Social Sports Teen Television Theaters 14 13 11 11 Dr. Thosteson 7 Weather 2 Women's Page 8 SPACE, CENTER, Houston (AP) America's newest space heroes, the Apollo 12 moon ex- plorers, were welcomed home today by their families and a crowd of 400 at nearby Ellington Air Force Base. Still facing 11 more days of quarantine in the Lunar Receiv- ing Laboratory, Charles Conrad Jr., Alan L. Bean and Richard F. Gordon Jr. arrived by jet cargo plane after an eight-hour flight from Hawaii. Their families and well-wish- ers waited in 42-degree weather as technicians began the slow process of removing the astro- nauts' quarantine trailer from the plane. The astronauts reached their first landfall in two weeks Fri- day aboard the carrier USS Hornet, which recovered them from the Pacific last Monday after a 10-day mission during which Conrad and Bean made man's second landing on the moon. The isolation is precaution against the remote chance the astronauts returned potentially harmful germs from the moon. Apollo ll's astronauts did not contract any, but Apollo 12 land- ed in a. different area of the moon and quarantine experts want to be certain no bugs exist there. At the Navy's base at Pearl Harbor, persons cheered Lynn Fires Rout Families; Burn Teen-Age Center LYNN, Mass. (AP) Fire fighters were busy here early today combating three and two- alarm fires, neither of which re- sulted in any injuries. Families were driven into the cold as the three-alarm blaze burned through a three-story wood frame apartment building on Stewart Sreet, according to fire officials. The two-alarm fire destroyed a former teen-center, police said. Police said the causes of the fires have not been determined, but both are under investiga- tion. and a Marine band played "Alo- ha Oe" as the astronauts, in their silvery quarantine trailer, were lifted by crane from the Hornet and returned to solid earth. Speaking by microphone from inside the sealed van, Conrad said he and his companions were "tired of looking at noth- ing but rivets on the wall, and it's great to look out the window and see Hawaii-" Meanwhile, geologists at (he receiving laboratory here con- tinued to examine more than 51) pounds of rocks Conrad and Bean collected on the moon's Ocean of Storms. At a news conference Friday, they expressed surprise at many differences in these sam- ples and those gathered by the Apollo 11 crew on the Sea of Tranquillity in July, 955 miles cast of Apollo 12's touchdown site. Preliminary analysis of the two Apollo 12 rock boxes shows "both are chock full of crystal- line rocks, a spectacular array considerably greater in size than we said Dr. Don A. Morrison, NASA geolo- gist. Most of the stone are ig- neous, meaning they were formed when molten material hardened, Morrison said. Some were coated with glass, some not, he reported. One spec- imen was a broken stone held together with glass. Warner said scientists were pleased with the large size of rocks because "when you have small rocks, you can't cut the pie into enough pieces for truly fine analysis." The largest Apollo 12 rock is about seven inches long and weighs 3.6 pounds. Apollo ll's biggest weighed two pounds. The space agency released Friday more photographs taken on the moon. Most showed Bean and Conrad at work. 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS "AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY CHARGE ACCOUNTS INVITED BANKAMERICARD UNI-CARD MASTER CHARGE S H Green Stamps Nashua Wallpaper Co. 139 W. Pear! St. 882-9491 Mon. thru Sat. Open Thurs. 'til Karen Reed, 4, decided she wanted to give something to the Telegraph Santa Fund. After a short -talk with her mother, she picked out a few of her dolls, stuffed animals and other playthings favorites among them and brought Little Girl, Big Heart NASHUA'S ONLY FACTOHY AUTHORIZED UKALEIt SKI-DOO Ski-Doo Suits Boots Trailers It Sleds Accessories Parts Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center 282 Main Street, Nashua, N. H. them to the Telegraph office. Karen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Reed Jr., 10 Cambridge Road, "decided all by her mother said. Also donating some toys was her sister, Kris- ten. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) Christmas shop in comfort these cold, wet winter days nights. It's always dry and 72 degrees at the NASHUA MALL '70 Chevrolets CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as per day Call Teri 888-1121 MacMulkln Chevrolet Formir Aide To Thieu Is Sentenced By MICHAGEL PUTZEL SAIGON (AP) A former special assistant to President Nguyen Van Thieu and three other South Vietnamese accused of spying for the enemy were sentenced to life imprisonment tonight after being convicted in South Vietnam's biggest espion- age trial. A five-member military tribu- nal handed down the verdicts and sentences after deliberating about two hours at the end of a two-day trial. Thirty-seven other defendants received penalties ranging from 20 years at to one- year suspended sentences. The four men sentenced to life in prison were Huynh Van Trong, a former aide in Thieu's office; Vu Ngoe Nha, the admit- ted leader of a Communist spy ring; Le Huu Thuy, a former high-ranking civil servant in the Open Arms Ministry; and Nguy- en Van Kinh, who told the court he had been a member of the Communist party for 20 years. They were among 12 defend- ants who had been charged with treason in the case. The prose- cution did not ask the death pen- alty for them. Man Is Booked For Assault on Hudson Officer HUDSON A Nashua man has been charged with assaulting a Hudson police officer after an incident at the Hudson Fish and Game Club here. Police report that at about p. m. yesterday, Officer Rob- ert Fournier answered a com- plaint about three men allegedly shooting on the club's property. Officer Fournier reportedly was gone for a few minutes when other oficers tried to call him. When there was no answer, police went to the scene and found that Officer Fournier was being assaulted. Charged with assault and bat- tery on an officer, use of.derisive words and resisting arrest is Richard Turcotte, 27, of M Tolles St. He will appear In court Dec. 5. Officer Fournier was not In- jured, Hudson police said. FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. 465-2267 ;