Lowell Sun, December 2, 1968

Lowell Sun

December 02, 1968

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Lowell Sun (Newspaper) - December 2, 1968, Lowell, Massachusetts Kissinger Nixon defense aide i Conlenls by Sun PvWittitnj Co.Tpoiy THE LOWELL SUN Lowell, Mass. MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 2, 1968, 32 Pages, 10 Cents cloudy Metro 90th Year Serving Northern Middletex County SEE PAGE 24 EDITION loom over administration of welfare Professor named to oversee setup FROM THE SUN'S STATE HOUSE BUREAU STATE HOUSE Attempts to return the administration of Massachusetts' public welfare system to the cities and towns next year will be vehemently opposed by sponsors of state control, who feel insufficient resources have been made avail- able to fully implement the re- organization act. Sensational charges concern- ing abuses and other short-com- ings of the existing welfare sys- tem by a legislative committee have resulted in at least three proposals being filed for the 1969 session 'of the Legislature from both sides of the Democratic and Republican repeal the reor- ganization law, and terminate state control of the system. However, a perusal of the la- test petitions to be filed for the 1969 session indicates that other lawmakers, apparently content to give the reorganization and state control additional lime to work out administrative prob- THE COMMISSION making the study would consist of three Senators, five Representatives and five public members ap- pointed by the Governor. The commission would file reports from time to time with the Legislature, including recom- mendations to change the sys- tem. The proposed study would ap- pear to conflict with the investi- gation of the welfare system being conducted by the joint legislative committee on So- cial Welfare, which released its interim report a few days ago citing instances of abuses in the system. But it would not be the first time the Legislature cre- ated a commission to study Rep.-elect Joseph A. Langone HI, both Boston Democrats, and' by Rep. Walter T. Kostanski But a statement on1 the wel- j fare hassle by Dr. Martha M. Eliot, chairman of the Massa-1 chusetts Committee on 'Child- ren and Youth, is indicative: that the "repealers" will have a fight on their 'hands next year. The commitlee and the United Community Services of Metropolitan Boston co-spon- sored a study which resulted in the reorganization legislation being recommended to the General Court. "Little time and far too few: new resources have been given uivvi u vjiiiiMiojiuii tw Jiwwj "in i i something already being gated by another arm of the General Court. A Democratic member of the House of Representatives, Rep. John J. Long of Fall River, has also filed legislation for an in- vestigation by a special legis- lative commission. But the tar- get of his probe would be the purchasing practices of the Ott and his hard working staff to accomplish the reorganiza- tion of the department. Even in five months, progress has been made under difficult working conditions, and has involved many hours of overtime by dedicated public welfare said Dr. Eliot. Prof. Henry A. Kissinger NEW YORK (AP) President-elect Richard M. Nixon announced today he is making Harvard Prof. Henry A. Kissinger his assistant for national security affairs to oversee the foreign and defense policy machinery of the White House. Nixon, at a news conference, said the 45-year-old Kissinger, a native of Ger- many, will revamp the entire security planning machinery at the White House with an aim to preventing global crises rather than simply dealing with them as they arise. President-elect said he was concerned that, after ainaugura- tion day, he gets a broad spec- trum of news on foreign policy problems and is "not presented will) a paper that represents a consensus the least common denominator." He said he was calling on Kis- singer, a professor of govern- ment at Harvard, to bring in new men and promole new ideas so he will have the bene- fii of divergent views. ASKED if Kissinger might ov- ershadow the man Nixon even- tually appoints as secretary of state, (he incoming chief execu- tive said, "I intend to have a very strong secretary of state." But he insisted he has not de- cided on nominees for either the state or defense cabinet posts. Kissinger said he foresaw no prospect that he would be in competition with Ihe men who eventually get those cabinet jobs. LONG A federal consultant, but never a full-time govern- ment official, Kissinger was asked if he had not tended to pursue a hard line on Vietnam and other top overseas prob- lems. "I have tried to avoid labels like hard or he replied. To assist Kissinger in de- veloping the new national curity apparatus at the White House, Nixon named 42-year-old Richard V. Allen, a senior staff member at the Hoover Insti- tution on War, 'Revolution and Peace at Stanford University. Allen, who will be a "principal! associate" of Kissinger's, served as director of foreign policy re- search during the Nixon cam- paign. KISSINGER had met with Nixon at least four times in eight days. He has asked for a .cave of absence from Harvard to lake the White House job. In his new post, Kissinger will be the direct successor to Walt W. Rostow, President Johnson's assistant for national security affairs, wh-j succeeded Mc- George Bundy, now president of the Ford Foundation. Nixon said Rostow has been very co-operative in planning the transition in his office, re- ferring to Kissinger, said: "His first assignment is to go to Washington I hope im- mediately." AP wirephoto lenis. intend to tighten loopholes: State Department of Public1 in state administration of wel-i Welfare. fare. I Rep. Long proposes that commission consisting of two "FAR MORE remains to he done. Commissioner Oil must a be givqn the co-operation of the governor and his administration TWO Republican members of Senators, three Representatives'. must be provided by the Senate, including Senator and two public members ap- :th.e legislature to get the skill- John F. Parker ,of Taunton, pointed by the Governor look minority floor leader, filed a into the agency's purchasing bill calling for an in-depth study practices "with a view to pur- of the financial impact of chasing and utilizing second It !cd experls, the technical per- sonnel and the central automatic system to process and control vendor payments all of which or tne imanciai impact of wel- cnasmg and utilizing second' 'JT. S T fare, and possibly changes to hand or slightly used furniture j are needed fo comp ete the huge improve the system. in good condition and any re- reorganization. In a bill filed by Senator Mated matters." will not be done inajRud ludd reports for physical Merle Rudd, 21, former Columbia University student and a leader in Students for a Democratic Society, is shown as he arrived this morning at draft board in Irvington, N. J. for pre-induction physical. His father, Jacob S. Rudd accompanied him. The meat rack" Mark Rudd, SDS leader takes draft physical State birth, drug laws face legal challenges by Parker and his Senator George D. Hammond of Westfield, a special .legislative commission would be created to conduct a study and review of the state administration of pub- lic welfare, including medical assistance to families with de- j periodic inquiry by the Depart pendent children, old age as-jment of Public Welfare in and con NEWARK, N.J. Rudd, leader of the student :rnomn or even a year. To at Columbia University REP. JOSEPH E. Bretl, Qnin- stall and put into operation last springi reported for an cy Damocrat, who- is a mem- modern electronic techniques Army pre-induction physical ber of the legislative committee.takes .time and skill. Through ,todav as 75 anti-war demon- on Social Welfare which is in-! the co-ordinated efforts of the trators marched outside the vcstigating the welfare system, j legislative and executive branch- j Federal Building. has filed a bill providing for a es of the Massachusetts gov-1 takine us to i... 41.. prnment and the public at'mea[ members of Rudd's Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) chapter at Columbia and middle-aged women from Wo- men for marching must oulside did not see Rudd as he and the other draftees were hustled through the side door, the Rudd, who lives i n Maple- the 21-year-old j Wood, N.J., said Saturday he he would i large this help can and dcclarcd on cases of temporary and con-! ne tortncommg. i building through a s.__ tinued aid. j "This is Ihe time to look and with 52 other .youths called Rep. Brett is also sponsor of' support the organization of lh Irvington, N.J. .draft board j revolutionary By JOHN McDONOUGH BOSTON (UPI) The Mas- sachusetts Supreme Court took under advisement today a chal- lenge of the slate's birth con- trol laws. The court was to hear arguments challenging the state's marijuana laws later in the day. William Baird, who hiked the length of Massachusetts last month to dramatize his appeal of convictions against the slate's "crimes against uhaslily" stat- utes, challenged the birth con- trol laws. Attorney Joseph J. Balliro. his counsel, based the challenge on three points: The law concerning birth control devices was in violation of due process and a violation of an individual's right or pri- vacy. The laws violated the fun- damental guarantee of freedom of speech and freedom of as- sembly. The enactment of the laws were "arbitrary" decisions by the legislature and "not reason- ably related to a proper legisla- side the building. Some carried signs reading "Abolish the Mas- sachusetts Birth Control Law" and "Birth Control is a Wom- an's Right." When Baird arrived with his wife and two of their four chil- dren, the college age demon- strators followed them to the courtroom, which holds about 50 persons. to enact laws regarding the wel- fare, health, safety and morals of the public, he said, and "the object is certainly morals" in the Baird case. "To separate this from the question of morality is not re- Nolan argued. There was no immediate indi- cation when the Supreme Court would rule on the challenge. sistance, general relief, aid to permanently disabled persons, and medical assistance for the aped. The purpose of the Parker- tcrmoine (1) present and fu-JDay to repeal the state take-; dignity, respect and pride in assigned to the induction center RUDD and the other draftees one of the bills that will be con- vigorous, new department and .for physicals. the army to live i d "democratic j efrccls o[ umvamed movement' to pregnancy are too well known to I protest the Vietnam War and sidered after the new Legisla- the development of a new pro-! A special force of FBI agents, the military structure. ture convenes on New Year's gram whose object is to restore federal marshals and officers ture financial impact of the wel- fare program on cities and what, if any, improvements should he made in the operation of the programs. towns; and (2) changes and over of the public welfare sys-; people who have long been re-: stood guard in the marble lobby wjfl undergo six hours of tern, and to return its adminis-; garded and treated wrongfully' of the modern stone and glass! physical and mental examina tration to the cities and towns, as second-class citizens in our i skyscraper. Other bills to repeal the reor- i community and fo enable them I gantzation act have been become productive members by Rep. Charles lannello and. of society." lions before they are asked to ake the step forward symboliz- BUT there were no their induction into the and the demonstrators, young Army. even be Balliro told the full bench of the slate high court as it sat in the 13th floor courtroom. The overflow crowd including several youthful sup- porters of Baird who, carriec signs, spilled into the hallway outside. Baird's supporters clustered in the hall after demonstrating out- Hub Fincom clears Fitzgerald BOSTON (UPI) The Boston1 Finance Commission reported today that former Fire Com- missioner William J. Fitzgerald apparently was free of any con- flict of interest during his ten- ure in office. The commission had gathered facts regarding the commission- er's relationship to the city "either 'by reason of his per- sonal business operations or by virtue of his office." The City Council had re- quested Ihe investigation in a resolution passed last May 6 be- cause, it said, "serious ques- tions" had been raised regard- ing Filzgerald. In Ihe resolution, Ihe council Boston. In addition, some of the entities over which he has con- trol are.under contract with a variety of privale concerns for the purpose of operating com- mercial parking facilities." Filzgerald was appointed to the post Aug. 17, 1966, was re- appointed last May and retired last month. The Finance Com- mission noted that his ex-offieio duties included thai of being a member of the Traffic and Parking Commission. In its conclusion, the commis- sion said: "While it maybe argued that the office of fire commissioner carry-ing the powers and respon- set forth in this sec- hibits a municipal employe, tion, is by its very nature in- cither elecled or appointed, from.compatible wilh the privale op- maintaining a financial interest 'eration of parking facilities, it in any organization wilh which must he slated that in fact such he deals in his public capacity." j compatibility cannot be demon- The connci! asked (hal the Fi- i straled by any actions of Mr. nance Commission and the cor- Filzgerald during his tenure as poralion counsel cooperate in commissioner." Ihe investigation. The commission devoted part In its report, (he Finance of its investigation lo a parking Commission confirmed Ihat Filz-i lot in the South End owned by gerald holds "either in his own Filzgerald and around which name, as trustee or in corpora- considerable controversy arose fions which he controls, consid- earlier this year. INSIDE THE SUN erable real estate in the city oft The Fincom said the lot, bor-ithe assembly of this property ties in the cily. It also looked was in no way associated with I into the commissioner's collater- Mr. Fitzgerald's position as f ire I al duties, particularly his mem- L. On the parking commis- one Co. regarding a lease. Fifzger aid once controlled the compa ny but divested himself of inter est in it prior to becoming com missioner. The Fincom said it "remain: for the Corporation Counsel li whether this sttua violation o cited a stale law a whic pro- Amusements 6 Business 17, 18, 19 Classified 25, 26. 27, ,o Comics 29, 30 Deaths 'U Editorial 7 Focus 31 Metro.............. 9, Id 1'tuple In The Sun 8 Sports 21, 22, 23 Suburban Ililloriia........... II helmitorci II DrnrTit U II Tjngntiorn II TV 29 Women's News 13, 14, 15 dered bv Yarmouth and commissioner and rassment and vandalism that oc- number of occasions currecl there is unwarranted by case in which Fitzgerald is list- other demosfrations. ed as being secondarily The Fincom also look note of bond posted wilh the city several other Fitzgerald proper- is clearly establish ihat by the Bowdom Square Garage Baird, former clinical director! The presentation of both sides xr a pharmaceutical firm, is took about 40 minutes, ounder of a family planning agency m Hempstead, N.Y. Asst. Disl. Alty. Joseph R. Yolan of Suffolk County argued he creation of the birth control aws were a valid exercise of :he legislature and if they were to be changed, such change must come from the legislature. THE legislature has tire power The marijuana test case was scheduled after two other cases. Attorney Joseph S. Oteri, who was to argue on behalf of two Philadelphia men charged with marijuana violations, contends the narcotic is non-addictive and less potent than liquor or tobacco. Its use should not be classed as a felony, he said. U.S., No. Viet meet on peace talk questions By LEWIS GULICK Associated Press Writer PARIS (AP) U.S. and North Vietnamese negotiators met privately today on arrange- ments for starting Ihe expanded Vietnam peace parley. No date was set for the open- ing of these new talks, but they arc expected lo get under way soon after the arrival late this week of a delegation from Sai- gon. At this morning's session, U. S. and North Vietnamese delegates were also said to have traded complaints involving al- leged departures.from the un- derstanding under which Presi- dent Johnson halted the bomb- ing of Norih Vietnam. HANOI delegate Ha Van Lau was said to have protested that U.S. planes last Wednesday staged bombing attacks deep in- side Norlh Vietnamese territo- ry.' The Americans, led by Am- bassador Cyrus R. Vance, were understood to have warned against North Vietnamese al- lacks on U.S. reconnaissance menfs for a preliminary proce- dural meeting attended by rep- resentatives of the four 'groups who will sit at the conference: The United Slates, Norlh Viet- nam, Soulh Vietnam and the National Liberation Front, the political arm of the Viet Cor. Plane, truck collide in Vermont BARTONSyilLLE. Vt. f A single engine aircraft low on fuel and losing altitude landed perfectly on a heavily traveled highway today, then was hit by a tractor-trailer loaded with Christmas trees. The pilot, Army Spec. 4 Jamas M. 22, of Wentzville, Mo., and the truck driver, Claude Dussmill, 48, of Notre Dame de Sanbridge, Quo., Canada, were unhurt, police said. Heidman was alone in the craft, planes which are continuing loj Heidman told police he left flv nvor ihP xwih Thn United Burlington for his duty station Devcns. Mass., but States has been concerned also about alleged Communist abuse of the demilitarized zone be- tween the two Vietnams. The preliminary U.S.-N'orth Vietnamese discussions are being heir] in anticipation that the South Vietnamese delega- tion will arrive late this week. THE American and North Viet- namese representatives are re- ported working on arrange- at changed his course for Keene, N.H., when his fuel ran low and the Cessna aircraft began to lose altitude. Instead. Heidman said, he was forced to land on Route 103, a main roule (or heavy truck- ling- The plane was heavily dam- aged in (he collision with the truck, police.said. To reach WANT AD DEPT. of The Sun TELEPHONE GLENVIEW 8-3311 All Other Departments GLKNVIEW 5-5671 un Teleptwlo See you later Pres. Lyndon Jofinson, accompanied by daughter, Luci, shakes hands with as he leaves St. Francis Xavier Catholic church following services Sunday. The First Family