Nashua Telegraph from Nashua, New Hampshire on June 22, 1971 · Page 1
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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Tuesday, June 22, 1971
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Today's Chuckle If you want a place in the sun, you must expect to get blisters. Nashua New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper... Weather Fair Tonight Sunny .Wednesday Fuil Report on Page 2 VOL 103 NO. 96 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October 20, 1832 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 1971 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 20 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Portable Classrooms Plan ndoned Nashua's Board of Education has abandoned plans to buy 10 portable classrooms, leaving about 500 fifth and sixth »raders at the Charlotte Avenue and Mcsv Searles Road Schools with the possibility of dual sessions next September. James A. Nadeau, chairman of the board's community relations committee, said the board will chase down leads for the rental of temporary quarters to prevent dual sessions. But the possibilities of leasing adequate quarters for elementary classes are slim, he said. The board voted 5-4 last night in a U-rhour closed-door session to abandon its year-old plan to buy portable classrooms. Discussed were the leasing instead of purchase of portables and (he elimination of certain items in the portable classrooms to be bought, such as air-conditioning, to lower per unit costs. But each alternative plan presented problems, Nadeau added. The greatest factor, he said, was that the board would run out of time to get changes approved through the joint school building committee so the portables could be delivered for the start of classes in September. Decisive Vote "Time has just run out," Nadeau commented. 4 As far as I am concerned, the decisive vote was cast last Wednesday by the joint school huilding committee." The committee tied 9-9 on a motion to ask the Board of Aldermen for a supplemental $15,000 appropriation to buy the portables. Nadeau noted that four school board members opposed the supplemental appropriation request at the joint committee meeting as did five aldermen. He added that two aldermen who have consistently opposed the portable classrooms proposal, Henry L. Xaro and Charles A. Bechard, were absent. Counting (heir votes, he said, the total number of joint com- mittee members against the proposal would be 11. "We just don't have the votes to put changes through the joint committee," Nadeau said. "There is no use kidding the public by giving them hope through the summer and then CLASSROOMS PLAN Page 2 Fierce Thunderstorm uses Central St. Fire By DONALD D1LLABY A severe thunderstorm which moved into the Nashua area shortly before 6 p. m. yesterday was bJamed for a two-alarm fire which heavily damaged a t\vo and a half-story wooden apartment building on Centra] Street, leaving three persons homeless. L i g h t n i n g apparently struck the building starting the blaze in the attic, Chief Albert L. Tanguay said. Boy Sees Fire According to neighbors in the area a small boy saw smoke coming from the roof of the apartment building and reported it to the owner, Mrs. Theodora K. Kilonis, who lives at 12 Central St. Neighbors said Mis. Kilonis checked the second floor of her apartment and found no fire but was finally persuaded to leave. The other two occupants of the dwelling, Elizabeth Crone and Mrs. Amy Blow, also escaped uninjured, according to officials. The blaze culminated a series of lightning-related incidents during a 20-minute period. The fire department was called to six other homes in various parts of the city for lightning strikes. Chief Tanguay said the blaze, which sent clouds of smoke through the West Pearl Street area, destroyed the attic of the three-apartment building. He said there was some fire damage and heavy water damage, to the second floor. Water damage on the first floor was also extensive although there was no fire damage, he said. Tanguay revealed that some of the furnishings on the first floor of the three apartments were salvaged by fire fighters who placed salvage covers over them. Officials could not give a dollar estimate of the damage caused by the blaze. THUNDERSTORM Page 2 Senate Committee Favors Tax For Phone Firms, Dog Racing Two-Alarm Fire Leaves Three Homeless By JOE ZELLNER CONCORD, N.H. (AP) ~ The Senate Ways and Means Committee has voted to recommend that the special tax credit given telephone companies under the business profits tax be removed and that the Senate approve dog racing. The committee, which will present its report on revenue measures Wednesday, voted 4-3 to recommend that the telephone companies lose their disputed tax credit -- a move sponsors estimate will mean §3 million in new revenue for the state during the two-year budget period. Sen. Edward Snell, R-Barring- ton, a committee member, said he and Sens. Ward Brown, R- East Hampstead, and Laurier Lamontagne, D-Berlin, would offer a minority report opposing the removal of the credit for the telephone companies. The bill also hikes the busi- .ness profits tax from 8 per cent, to 7 per cent Sen. George Morrissette, D- Manchester, said he planned to offer an amendment which will boost the tax by another per to 7 per cent. Several revenue measures essential to financing the §156 million budget approved by the Senate last week still are pending in the upper chamber. The Proposal Rejected By JANE ST. MARY CONCORD -- The House yesterday defeated Senate bill 150, requiring that the mayor of Nashua be elected by majority vote and providing for a run-off election. The measure, sponsored by Senator Richard W. Leonard, D-Nashua, had met few obstacles in the Senate, but ran into much opposition in the House. Reported to the floor as "inexpedient" by the House Statutory Revision Committee, the group's report was quite simple: "Two-thirds of the Nashua delegation opposed this bill." Eighteen members of the Nashua delegation had presented a petition tn the committee chairman stating their opposition to the bill because of what they felt was the unnecessary expense that would be involved. Passed by the Senate was a measure sponsored by Rep. Donald Davidson, R-Nashua, providing for an annual salary of $500 per year for the members of the Nashua Board of Education. This bill had met virtually no opposition in either House. It will now go on the November ballot as a referendum question. Still remaining in the Senate Committee on Executive Departments, Municipal and County Governments are tw : o other bills concerning Nashua. The measures have been under consideration by that committee ELECTION PLAN Page 2 Pratt Is Elected President Of Chamber of Commerce James P. Pratt last night was elected president of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce at a meeting in the 88 Restaurant. He takes office on July 1 and will succeed Winthrop L. Carter Jr. Other officers elected were first vice president, Maurice L. Arel; Emile A. Chagnon Jr., Albert N. Dionne Jr., Philip T. Lamoy and James C. Mackay Jr., all vice presidents. Elected to another term as treasurer was Arthur L. Barrett Jr., and elected to another term as clerk was Roger H. Osgood Jr. In attendance at last night's meeting were seven newly elected Chamber directors. They PRATT Tage 2 JAMES P. PRATT budget currently is before a conference committee of House and Senate members. In other action, Rep. Robert Lawion, R-Meredith, a leader of the conservatives who defeated Gov. Walter Peterson's income tax -proposal, urged Rep. 'Arthur-Drake, R-Lancasler, chair- "mani-^oT the" House Appropna-" tions Committee, to work - l to provide more money for old age assistance, aid to the needy blind and aid to the permanently and totally disabled. In a letter, Lawton said, "It is my understanding that the grants now being received by those on these three programs could be continued at their present levels with an additional appropriation of less than $2 million. In my opinion, adequate funds for these programs is a matter of high priority." Meanwhile, more than 70 legislators signed a statement circulated by Rep. Malcolm Stevenson, R-Bethlehem, for a short period Monday morning, accusing the administration of interfering with legislative deliberations and "side-tracking major tax legislation more pleasing to the people which could have produced necessary funds." The statement charged the executive branch seeks to "further divide -- to further alienate and to further trick the people" to bring a special session to offer a temporary in- PHONE FIRMS' TAX Page 2 Supreme Reverses WASHINGTON (AP) - A badly split Supreme Court ruled Monday that some evidence used in a New Hampshire murder case was obtained illegally, reversed the conviction and sent the case back to the state for a new trial. The case involved Edward H. CooHdge Jr.. who was convicted of first degree murder in the 1964 slaying of Pamela Mason, 14, of Manchester, N.H., a baby sitter. On a 5 to 4 split, {he court said that the warrant for search and .seizure of Coolidge's automobile didn't satisfy the requirements of the 4th and 14th Amendments since it wasn't issued by a neutral and detached magistrate, but rather by the state's attorney general who was acting as chief investigator and prosecutor. Vacuum sweepings taken from the car were used by the Three women were forced to flee their apartments at 10-14 Central Street when lightning caused a two- alarm fire and swept the building. Fire fighters under the direction of Deputy Chief Albert Paul, far right, battle the fire on the roof as smoke pours from a skylight. The fire was the last of seven lightning-related incidents which kept fire fighters busy for half an hour prior to this fire shortly before 6:30 p.m. yesterday. (Telegrapho- to-Dfflaby) Changes in Nashua Ward Boundaries Will Be Reviewed at Public Hearing By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER Nashua's proposed ward redistricting plan will be considered at a public hearing tomorrow in Concord, with the head of the city's legislative delegation e x p e c t i n g many changes to be recommended. Also to be reviewed at the 9 a.m. hearing in Room 100 of the State Library will be redistricting proposals for representatives' districts in the remainder of Hillsborough County. Several area towns will gain additional representatives under tentative plans prepared by Rep. Kenneth Spalding Jr., (R-Amherst). Meanwhile, ,a special Senate committee is resuming work on proposals to redraw senatorial districts throughout the state. Sen. Harry Spanos, Democratic minority leader, said work on the senatorial district was temporarily sidetracked when the Senate tackled the state budget. But a special Senate redistricting committee headed by Sen. Stephen Smith of Plymouth was to meet today to resume its deliberations, Spanos said. He is a member of the committee. Rep. Maurice L. Bouchard (R-Ward 1), chairman of the Nashua delegation, said a number of representatives appear opposed to sections of the ward redistricting plan worked out by a special aldermanic committee several months ago and referred to the legislature for approval. But Bouchard declined to identify the representatives involved. "No matter what I said, I would be 100 per cent condemned for it," Bouchard remarked, alluding to dissension which has marked the local delegation. Dissatisfaction with Bouchard's leadership led a group of representatives to unsuccessfully attempt to oust the Ward 1 legislator out of the chairman's spot. Bouchard did note, however, that Nashua with its new census figure of 55,000 residents is to get five additional representatives, boosting the city's delegation to the House from 26 members to 31. But in Manchester, the total delegation will be reduced by nine members, from 57 to 48. The reduction stems from a con- troversial low federal census count which the Queen City unsuccessfully contested as being highly inaccurate. Other representatives reported, however, that some opposition to the ward line plan might come from Reps. Leo Sirois (R- Ward 8), Clcon Gardner (D- Ward 5), Rep. Theresa Drabinowicz (D-Ward 4) and House WARD BOUNDARIES Page 6 Eight Judges Hear N.Y. Times Case Court Split Ruling Coolidge Conviction prosecution in attempting to show that Pamela Mason had been in the automobile. Justice Potter Stewart wrote the court's majority opinion in which justices William 0. Douglas, William .7. Brennan and Thurgood Marshall joined. Justice John M. Harlan filed a separate concurring opinion. Chief Justice Warren E. Burger dissented from the majority finding, saying "I find not the slightest basis in the record (o reverse this conviction. Here again, the court reaches out, strains and distorts rules which were showing some signs of stabilizing, and directs a new trial which will be held more than seven years a f t e r the criminal acts were charged." Burger said, ''This case illustrates graphically the monstrous price we pay" for a rule drafted by the court that evidence obtained in violation of constitutional rules cannot be used in trials. Justices Hugo L. Black and Byron R. White wrote lengthy dissents. Justice Harry Blackmun joined partially in Black's dissent. Pamela Mason left her home the evening of Jan. 13,1964, dur- COOLIDGE Page 2 Lightning Kills 10 Cows in Derry DERRY -- Ton cows valued at $600 to $750 each were killed during a thunderstorm at a dairy farm here. The rows were electrocuted in (heir steel stanchions following a lightning blast at the Rowcmvare Farm during yesterday afternoon's storm. Tim Ctmnicn, Ifi, who was preparing to milk (he cows, escaped injury. NEW YORK (AP) - With all eight judges sitting because of the "extraordinary importance" of the issue, the federal appeals court here, today considers the government's move to halt The New York Times' publication of classified Pentagon papers. A judge panel ...from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals extended a restraining order against The Times today to allow the full court to hear what the newspaper called "a unique case in the history of the nation." Chief Judge Henry J. Friendly said that all the members had conferred by telephone over the weekend ant! were "in accord in their belief that this appeal raised questions of such extraordinary importance that it should be heard by all the judges." The Times printed three installments of a series based on the Pentagon's 47-volumc study of the origins and escalation of the Vietnam War, but the .series was hailed a week ago by the restraining order "pending the outcome of the government suit. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Last Saturday, U.S. District Court Judge Murray I. Gurfein turned down the government's request for a preliminary injunction barring The Times from publishing further articles based on the classified documents but the government appealed to the circuit court. Normally the appellate court here consists of nine judges, but currently there is a vacancy. Should the panel split 4-4 on a decision, Gurfcin's ruling would stand and The Times would be free to resume publication, barring intervention by the Supreme Court. In a similar case involving The Washington Post, U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell ruled Monday that the newspaper could go ahead with its .scries based on the same Pen- N'.Y. TIMES Page 2 Smile Motor boats are lots of fun. Join the fun -- finance one. Attractive rates at Indian Head National. The red carpet bank/ Member FDIC Full line of CABOTS PAINTS STAINS Available af Nashua Wallpaper Co 129 W. Pear] St. 882-9491 Mon. thru Sat. 7:30-5:30 Open Thurs, Mites "Til 9 "BE FOTOSMART -SHOP FOTOMART" 200 S £r H Green Stamps with every roll of KodacoJor Instamatic film processing. FOTOMART Camera Corp, 178 Main St, THE BUG KILLER List $149.95 $119.95 Special Price For Contractors · Dealers Effective up to One Acre 10 day money back guarantee GATE CITY ELECTRIC 75 EAST HOLLIS ST. Anderson Classifieds 17. 18. Comics Cromlcy Crossword Dear Abby Kditorial Financial Health Horoscope 1 Lawrence 4 ;Nashua Scene 4 19| Obituaries 16 i Sports 14. 11 Suburban 12. 8! Sul/bergcr 8 Taylor 4 Television Theaters Weather 2 15 11 4 15 15 2 Storm Cancels Fire Fighters' Union Meeting Violent skies which kept Nashua firemen busy last evening also thwarted their pains for a general union membership meeting to approve 1971 work contract proposals. The meeting was .scheduled for 7:30 in Central Station but was called off because of the double alarm fire on Central Street. Sylvio Prevost, president of Local 789, International Association of Fire Fighters, said another meeting might be scheduled later today. PIZZA by Charles PLAIN PIZZA SPECIAL Every Tuesday J47 W. Pear! St. 889-4542 Traffic got you DOWN in TOWN never a parking problem at the Nashua' Mall

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