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Portsmouth Herald (Newspaper) - September 14, 1981, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Cbe Portsmouth VOL 93 NO 288 Tlw 439 M H PORTSMOUTH MONDAY EVENING SEPTEMBER 24 News Briefs Upheld KITTERY The Personnel Board on a vote upheld the tion of the town manager in dismissing Carl Walls from the police department Stephen A McDonald chairman of hat board voted in the negative The brief letter was delivered Town Manager John II Kennedy this morning Walls served with the ment for over It years and was a sergeant The board held two days of ings in public and an executive sion was held this past Saturday to reach a decision Police CHief Richard Schmidt recomended Walls termination in a letter dated Aug 12 In a letter dated two days later the manager Walls of the action tive Aug 19 According to the town's nel code if either side were not satisfied with the decision it may he presented within 10 working days to an impartial ar- Kennedy had no comment beyond the brief statement of the letter Stephen Jeffco attorney wasn't available for comment his morning Casino veto BOSTON AP Gov Edward J King said Sunday he would veto any allowing casino gambling in Massachusetts but added he didn't think such a would reach his desk I consider it one more clement that's going the wrong direction against the fundamental strength of the family King told a news conference in his office He said he feared casino gambling would en- courage prostitution organized crime drug use and violence King said he came to that sion after visiting Atlantic City this summer for a national governors conference and ing various reports assembled by his staff Indications WASHINGTON AP Despite President Reagan's request that the defense budget no longer be treated like a poor relative there are indications may want to cut defense spending by more than double the 13 billion three-year package proposed by the administration I feel that the overall cuts in de fense should be more i n Itic neighborhood of 130 said Sen Pete V of the Senate Committee Own TV WARSAW Poland AP The Solidarity labor federation is threatening to start Us own TV tion unless it gels a say-so in the t operation of Poland's official mass media But the Communist ment says it will never share con- trol Hearing CONCORD CAP A special hearing has been scheduled to give state lawmakers Ideas on how agencies think federal block grants should be spent on and services programs At the same time the state Social Welfare Council warns that a major crisis is coming because of reduced federal money for health and social services House Speaker John Tucker says the hearing Sept 16 is being held because he thinks a joint session by the House Appropriations tee and Senate Finance Committee may not allow enough opportunity for information to be given by Spinning MIAMI AP Hurricane Harvey showing signs of ing one of the strongest storms of 1981 spinning over open ocean Sunday on a course that could lake It to mainland Haig charges poison gas used Publisher Loeb killed by cancer fllOn the 2 Hampton 2 2 3 TSC 3 For Federal 4 4 Loeb 5 6 10 11 Miss 12 13 14 15 Apple 23 Ann 23 Dr 23 23 Crossword 23 Goren on 23 23 By ADOLPHE V BERNOTAS MANCHESTER API Loch who spent 30 crusading in his newspapers for n simpler America is dead less than a after the philosophy lie espoused swop I across Hie country and tiLs champion itin the While House President Keagan expressing his road ion lo Koch's death Sunday called Loon a patriot and a man of deep con- viction who had the courage lo speak frankly ami forcefully The acerbic publisher of the Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News who influenced national politics Inr a generation dierl of cancer at tnc Leahy Clinic in Mass For related story turn to page 5 Loch was well-known for his vative views often delivered in alliterative vitriolic prose but in recent months he had slopped writing the Ironl page editorials For which he had become famous FRIEND AND ENEMY Loch friend and enemy of presidents governors and senators influenced tional politics especially during Now Hampshire's presidential primaries Locb who lived in Prides Crossing Mass and Carson City Nev probably mnrc effect on the people and politics of New Hampshire than any other individual Loch was made of stern stuff ing a 1977 car crash in Nevada that left his wife As rugged un individualist as his godfather dent Theodore Roosevelt Loch ed nn anachronistic personal stylo of journalism through the Union Leader New Hampshire's only morning and on- ly statewide daily newspaper Loeb was a major force in ing New Hampshire's status as the only slate until recently with neither a general sales nor a personal income tax Alaska recently repealed its sales lax One of his closest allies former Gov Thomson called the fellow conservative a giant among men He was on most of his life reaching for the impossible and ing it more often than most Thomson said Thomson said that with death a great era in New Hampshire history comes lo a sail close He the tral constructive figure in he recent dynamic decades of our slate exerting a profound and on balance a highly beneficial influence on politics business law and family From the moment he took control of the Union Leader and News in Manchester in 1948 con- anger or applause among his readers AN ENIGMA Loch often was an enigma Although conservative he insisted his newspapers be unionized His papers alone in New Hampshire have employees represented by Tho Newspaper The Union Leader devotes a page to news every day In August 1979 said he planned to turn over ownership of 75 percent of the newspaper lo a trust for his employees Shortly before he agreed lo settle a suit charging pension law lions by selling 25 percent of the newspaper of which his widow is publisher The sale provoked speculation that other Interests might seek acquire the paper hut said he had planned lor years lo turn over the paper lo employees After I die 1 wanl I he paper to he run by people who share same philosophy While 1 always thought 1 was immortal 1 realized that 1 should make il official lie said Tracy said Sum lay I he p ripe is will continue their editorial policies anil ro- main control of widow Loch and a secret of trustees When the trustee dies the paper will pass into the hands of the employees Tracy said EDITORIAL MR HYDE Urbane arid charming socially seemed lo switch into an editorial Mr Hyde when writing Some of the most extreme lions of leading politicians and public figures appeared in blunt front-page editorials that were his trademark and flashpoint for the cheers and jeers Dwight who heal candidate for the tial nomination became Dopey Dwight Eisenhower's right-hand man former New Hampshire Gov Sherman Adams became Wormy Margaret Chase Smith of Maine the first woman lo serve in thu U.S Senate became Moscow Hie FEW WON Few of Loeb's chosen people won nomination being an exception in 1980 But there was lillle doubt that Loeb damaged campaigns of he didn't like In 1580 Loeb's newspapers look on Rep Philip Crane of Illinois a GOP presidential aspirant In more than 15 stories the papers said Crane drank heavily and that he and his wife Arlene had engaged in improper sex ual behavior Crane vigorously denied the accusations In 1972 Maine Sen Muskie the leading Democratic contender also felt the brunt of editorial power The Union Leader published a letter whose author never was located hut who was widely believed to have been among the dirty tricksters in the administration of Richard Nixon The leller accused of calling people of French-Canadian and in Manchester with a large Franco-American population thai was faint Loeb also reprinted an tary Newsweek article Mrs Muskie which brought an irate anil emotional Muskie to The newspaper building lo respond Deeply Muskie appeared lo break down and that with the editorials that followed cost many voles Loeb's influence in New Hampshire politics peaked in the six years that Thomson was governor A disclosure that Thomson had made more lhan 200 telephone calls lo Loeb during a brief period critics said showed Thomson would ik nothing without Loeb's proval Married thrice Loeb had one daughter with his second wife He had two daughters with his widow a grand- daughter and heir of Edward Wyllis Scripps founder of the newspaper syndicate A memorial observance will be held in Manchester but there will be no funeral In lieu of donations can be made to the William Loeb Memorial Fund BONN West Germany lAP The U.S government has evidence for the time that lethal chemical weapons have been used in Southeast Asia says Secretary of State Alexander M Haig Jr Haig in a televised speech in West Berlin Sunday said there have continuing reports thai such weapons have been used by the and their allies in Laos and Afghanistan We now have physical evidence Southeast Asia which has and found to ab- normally high levels of three potent poisonous substances not indigenous lo the region which ai highly toxic to man and animals continued He said the use of these toxins which are chemicals produced through biological means is prohibited by the Geneva Protocol and that their manufacture is forbidden by the Biological Weapons Convention Although Haig did nol say ly that the Soviet Union was ble Soviet news agency Tass ed him of unfounded and false tion divert the attention of the world public from the real threat which is brought by the U.S policy as well as the preparation by Washington for a chemical war Other U.S officials who want to be identified said one of the chemicals is toxin known as which they said occurs naturally in grain in the Soviet Union Time magazine recently reported thai people in Afghanistan and have reported a yellow rain dial caused a burning sensation convulsions inri massive internal bleeding resulting in U.S government is understood to believe that may account for this said evidence of has round in HAIG DEMONSTRATION A demonstrator lies on ground as two policemen hover over him during a violent crah In Berlin West Germany soil samples from Cambodia thai have boon analyzed in the United States Haig said more detailed information on the alleged use of chemical in Southeast Asia would in Washington today Taking note of a against his visit by in West the secretary asked why they wore not demonstrating against the Soviel occupation ul Afghanistan the Vietnamese occupa- tion of Cambodia and Libya's Chad I detect a growing double standard in the West toward appropriate norms of international behavior Haig said between police and demonstrators after a rally against the visit of U.S Secretary of Stale Alexander Haig Photo said the Reagan administration is serious about arms control lions with the Soviet Union welcome ihc reduction of on both sides Inr such reductions will IIP it our people succumb in a double that falsely blames the troubled stale of the world not nn aggression but on the effort lo against it he said It is Soviet tanks not NATO's defenses 1 lhat the ponce of Europe It is Hie rapid expansion ol Soviet nuclear weaponry in the European theater that has forced NATO lo respond inspecting Gallen f held by dog demonstrators Liquor store woes CONCORD The head of the state Liquor Commission says the Legislature's apparent intention lo return for only one day this fall will force the job cuts and store closings she outlined earlier Jean Wallin says the commission needs million to supplement this year's budget and a matching figure next year Without the money for this year she says the commission will have to cut 75 jobs and close more stores The store In Laconia is closing this afternoon a store In that closed last spring will nol be reopened and plans lo reopen a store in chester have been scrapped J Sunday sales also have been stopped at seven stores and temporary help is being dismissed in January Wallin had said she planned loask the Legislature to restore at least to her bud gel during an expected special session this fall But the plans lo return only for one Sept 28 wilh the ol federal money from block grants Legislative leaders have ed comment on plans for a later si on Michael Cornelius Gov Gallon's budget expert has said another session is necessary by Jan 1 lo deal with other slate budget AP A team of investigators from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will spend three days this week in- the Seabrook atomic power plant Duke Wheeler the project manager for the licensing division said that Tuesday ing the agency will start ing the construction scheduled for the multi-billion dollar plant Public Service Company of New Hampshire the builder of the plant says its twin reactors will be completed in 1084 and 1936 3 arrested after raid by police BY STEPHEN MAZURKA Staff Writer A local businessman and his son have been charged with ing stolen property and a Portsmouth man with distributing stolen goods following a raid by seven police cies here and at other area locations Saturday night Police said worth of stolen property was recovered and thai the items figure in burglaries where tims losses were in excess of Arrested Saturday were Frederick Miller Exeter Hampton Kails and his son Brian Milter 22 Pine Crest Park charged with receiving stolen goods The elder Miller was released on personal recognizance bail The son on sonal recognizance Also arrested was Jerome 143 Rockhill Avc Portsmouth who was charged with distributing stolen property is being held on cash bail and recognizance He was at the County Jail in at last report Exeter police said searches were con- ducted in Exeter Portsmouth ton Falls and Kliot Maine and listed among items recovered chain saws log splitters tractors lawn mowers tools office machinery vacuum cleaners and other household goods The items were lakon from burglaries in Southern Maine and New Hampshire police said involving department ol garages bridge authority garages power com- panies rental agencies and private residences State police said the raid was part of an ongoing investigation a join Involving Troopers Maine State Police Organized Crime Unit Scarboro Investigative Unit of York and Maine plus ing Portsmouth and Hampton Falls Police Departments David Duschesneau Troop A Epping figured prominently in investigation stale police said Authorities were reluctant lo release further Information saying they expect lo recover more property and make more arrests BY BLANCHE Staff Writer SEABROOK A lengthy funeral cession through Seabrook streets com- 10th demonstration by residents against the Sunday clog ing at Ihc Yankee Greyhound yesterday Heading the procession was a final in black carrying a black with a dummy replica of Gov Hugh J Gallen On the float was former selectman James Falconer of the re demonstrations also draped in black uf Numerous cars filled Seabrook residents followed the float that its procession at South Main Street to its destination al the entrance of the Yankee Greyhound track A mock funeral for J alien was lie hi m which ho was buried under he town voles in protest ot his nol listening lo the pleas of residents to slop Sunday racing A poem had been written hy Betty Janvrin for the ceremonies The black coffin previously was used at a recent demonstration whon members of the Citizens to Defend Home Kule buried the town vole and home ruJe to show heir displeasure at the Legislature for a slate budget with a footnote for Sunday dog racing Towns previously had Uie option at a regular or special town meeting lo vote for Sunday clog racing With Ihc sion of the footnote in the state budget it look away town's home rule pass- ing onto three slate racing Seabrook voters had twice voted against Sunday racing Gallen had been invited to a SCOUR meeting to discuss racing but bo lo attend Saturday at the Great Greyhound Race not only dirl the governor did hul numerous legislators were also at the track The permit granted to Yankee Greyhound for Sunday racing was issued hy ihc Racing Commission Ift weeks ago The current permit expires 27 ami Yankee must fur another Seabrook residents are objecting In the Sunday racing nnt only with weekly demonstrations but have talked to couris to get Sunday racing hailed They are circulating a petition in ask for the of Scabrook State Representatives Charles Kolch ami Dan both of whom voted Inr slate budget Residents turned out in numbers Thursday night at a special town meeting o again vole their tion lo Sunday racing and to ban the sole of beverages in town Sunday The vote to prohibit day racing unless a majority vole obtained passed Tow n Counsel Gary Holmes has told men il may just be an opinion vote to lo the Racing Com miss ion The town selectmen intend to seek a court opinion on the articles thai passed as to their legality Holmes noted that legislative action preempt the town vote on such mailers Weather CLOUDS Tomorrow SHOWERS The National Weather Service casts weather information continuously on FM al 362.40 from Concord Report Almanac Page Canney would oppose bigger police pay hike City Manager Calvin Canney is the Police DepL getting a ger salary hike lhan other city employees The manager said thai if he's asked for a al Council meeting what he'll say The Council may voe again on a supplemental request from the Police Commission thai includes money to bring a police pay hike to 10 percent a denial plan and other fringe benefits Other city workers were given a 9 percent pay raise year If the Council asks me for an I'll give them said today He said he wasn't sure it's within his province to volunteer a dation City Ally David Connoll has a memo with opinion the Council must come up with additional money for police compensation even though the amounts were negotiated after the city budget was finalized He said this could come fronA tional appropriations the transfer of unencumbered balances of line items in the police budget or by transferring unencumbered balances from other ty departments Councilman Mary Keenan has an agenda ilem for reconsideration of the vole rejecting the Police request lor extra funds Canney said though legal niceties are involved in the question as a practical matter the Commission has lo cooperate with the Council The manager also reported today that seven candidates are being inter- viewed for the now of en- health officer that carries a salary ranging from to The position is part of a reorganized Health Depl and will include restaurant inspections investigation of health problems in the city filing of papers with the state and assistance in the control of communicable diseases The posts of city health of- ficer and restaurant inspector have i
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