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    Lowell Sun (Newspaper) - July 25, 1970, Lowell, Massachusetts                                FAIR See Index THE SUN LOWELL, MASS. Saturday evening July 25, 1970 12 pages 10 cents (C) Conlnrt copyrigtilec! Pun.jf.irg Co. mi Index Editorial Sports TV Weather 4 5-6 11 7 Amusements 11 Classified 8-10 Comics 11 Crossword Puzzle 11 Deaths 7 Six killed in headon crash DURHAM, N.H. (UPI) Six pel-sons were killed and another critically injured today in a fiery two-car, headon crash on Rte. 108. Police said the accident took place several miles from the center of town on a road that connects the colllege town with Newmarket. THE LONE survivor, identified as Burt Rich- mond, 19, of Newmarket, was taken to Wentworth- Douglas Hospital in nearby Dover. He was fisted as the owner of one of the cars involved and was thought to be its driver. Police had to pull him through a rear win- dow of the car to free him from the wreck. The three persons killed' in his car were identified as Thomas Abbott, 19, of Madbury, Gregory Sawyer, 19, of Durham and Roxanne Dzie Dzic, 17, of Newmarket. The other victims, all in the second car, were identfied as Frank Blanchard, 20, and his wife Gail of Hill, and Lawrence Robie, about 20, of Hill. Police said Blanchard's car burst into flames after the impact. Robie was thrown clear from the wreck. Police said the Richmond car was headed toward Newmarket at the time of the accident. They said the collision took place on a straight stretch of road. Nab suspecf for threatening President STOCKTON, Calif. (UPI) Secret Service Agents have arrested a former Navy frogman with a history of mental disorders on charges of threat- ening to assassinate President Nixon. State highway patrol headquarters in Sacra- mento Thursday issued an all-points bulletin for John M. Woolf at the request of the Secret Service. They said he was a weapons expert with a history of threatening other well-known persons. He was seen at a service station parking lot north of town and kept under surveillance until federal agents arrived to make the arrest Thurs- day night. He was held without bail. Agents revealed no details about why Woolf was suspected or how he was picked up. Vows revenge Abbie Hoffman, center, loader of the Youth Interna- tional Party and one of the Chicago Seven, threatened "act of revenge" within one weelc because of the arrest of three of the Panther parly Thursday near St. Ignace at a news conference in De- troit today. At left is Genie Plamondon, minister of In- ternational affairs and wife of Lawrence "Pun" Pla- mondon who was ono of the three arrested, and at right ij Ken Kelley, White Panther minister of informa- Plamondon wat one of the ten Most Wanted fugitives. Lowell Hell's Angels charged with murder LOWELL Seven persons, including the President of Ihc New England Chapter of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club, Donald J. (Skeets) Picard, 28, of Nashua, N.H., formerly of Lowell, have been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the beating death of a 17-year-old Rhode Island youth in Provi- dence. Loren D. Scott, 25, of Crane Street, Lowell, is also sought by police on a warrant charging murder and kidnapping. Scott is also a mem- ber of the Lowell Chapter o[ the Hell's Angels Club. Scott had been arrested on a fugitive war- rant by the Lowell police on July 8, in connec- tion with the murder. He waived rendition and was taken to Hartford, Conn. A warrant is now out for his arrest. Picard was arrested without a struggle in Nashua, N.H., and charged with murder. State police disclosed that they are seek- ing a ninth person in the case, also a member of the Hell's Angels. Picard was along with the 6 others charged in connection with the death ol Dennis Mulhearn. 17, of Bristol, Conn., whose body was found in the Providence River in North Sciluate, R.L. on July 11. FOUR MEMBERS of the Easl Coast Motor- cycle Club of Providence were arrested last week in Canada by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, in Three Rivers, Quebec. The men, Lawrence J. Mussi, 18, William P. Moss, 23, and Richard A. Rose, 28, waived ex- tradition in Vermont District Court yesterday and were returned to Rhode Island. A fourth mo- torcycle club member is fighting extradition. Stale police believe that Mulhearn was beat- en at the M-F Motorcycle Club headquarters because it was believed that he was posing as a Hell's Angel. Police in Rhode Island are continuing their search today for the ninth suspect in the case. ACCUSED HELL'S ANGELS Loren Scott, Donald "Skeels" Picard Heath names Barber of Exchequer Mercury in Merrimack but not at dangerous level By FRANZ SCHOtZ Sun Washington Bureau WASHINGTON-From samples "taken just above the U.S. Geological Survey has found traces of mercury in the Merrimack River, but not in large enough quantities to pose health problems. In a telegram to Gov. Francis Sargent, Secie- tary of the Interior Walter Hickel last week said the Federal Water Quality Administration "suspected" mercury pollution in certain Bay State waterways. The FWQA, U.S. Geological Survey and the Food and Drug Administration FDA are all currently taking samplings of Massachusetts waterways for possible mercury pollution. The FWQA reportedly has found a dye com- pany pouring a potentially dangerous amount of mercury pollution into the Taunton River. As a result, the State Department of Natural Re- sources has asked the company to shut down until it can correct the situation. AS FOR mercury pollution in the Merrimack, an official of the U.S. Geological Survey said a sample was taken just above Lowell and the results showed 1.2 parts of mercury pollution to one billion gallons of water. This represents one pound of mercury in every 120 million gal- lons of water. He noted that this is well within the limits considered safe by the FDA. The FDA recog- nizes .5 parts or more per million gallons as hazardous. The official would not specify the exact lo- Expect Jordan to accept U.S. peace proposal By United Press Internationa! Jordan is expected to announce within 24 hours its acceptance of the U.S. plan for indirect Middle East peace talks, diplomatic sources said in Beirut today. The Jordanian cabinet met for four hours late Friday to consider the proposal calling for a three-month Arab-Israeli cease-fire' followed by negotiations through U.N. mediator Gunnar V. Jarring. Fighting flared during the night on the Is- raeli-Jordan frontier, where Tel Aviv said its troops killed two Arab guerrilla inillrators. The guerrilla command in Egypt has assailed the U. S. plan and vowed to ignore it and keep fighting. Jordan and Egypt were the only two front- line Arab nations to receive the plan. Cairo ac- cepted it but President Gamal Abdel Nasser as- serted Friday he has "absolutely no hope" for a political settlement. cation where the sample was taken, except that it was just above Lowell. The location was chosen, he said, because the sampler thought that if mercury pollution did exist it would show up in this location. The U.S. Geological Survey official indicated that more samples would be taken on the Merri- mack as well as other streams in the river's basin as the U.S. Geological Survey together with the FWQA s conducting a nationwide search for mercury contamination. LONDON 
                            

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