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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 6, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Chuckle Discouraged dieter: "If, I knew what made the Tower of Pisa lean, I'd take, some." 1969 100th Y.ar A. A Daily Ntwipaptr Occosionol Cleoring; Gohbr TuMcby FULL RIFOIT ON PAOI TWO VOL. 100 NO. 260 Established it a Weekly October M, Incorporated ai a Daily March 1, IMt NASHUA, NEW 'SHIRE, MONDAY, JANUARY Teachers Study Contract Talks Teachere in the public school system were to decide "the next step to take" in .contract negotiations with tht Board of Education at a mass meeting today at in tht Nashua High School cafeteria. Negotiations Bog Down the board's negotiating commit- The meeting was called by Guy tee. This meeting, Keefe said, scheduled for Wednesday night Jean, president of the Nashua Teachers Union. A union spokes- man said the meeting was called after negotiations with the school board broke clown at a bargaining lession Friday night. Supt. of Schools Edmund .M. Keefe said he knew of no im- passe. The union's bargaining committee, he said, has asked for was granted a meeting with at 6 in the high school. The school board's negotiatinl committee is composed of Dr. N. John Fontana, Dr. J. Gerard Levesque and Herbert E. Miller. Contract negotiations for teach- ers are the first in the city's his- tory. The NTU was chosen as the sole bargaining agent for local teachers in a recent'election. Committee Will Discuss City Clerk's Post Tonight Discussion on appointment of a new city clerk will resume to- night at a meeting of the job study committee. Alderman-at-Lai'ge Maurice L. Bouchard, committee chairman, DEEP FREEZE COVERS AREA Furnaces groaned with- an citra workload this past week- end as temperatures in the Nashua area dipped below zero. The mercury went no higher than the 27-dcgree mark on Saturday, and slipped down to seven below zero during the night. Yesterday's high was 30 degrees, with a frigid nighttime low pf 15 below zero. This morning's commuting hours were marked by a nine below zero reading. Readings on these dates last year showed highs of 27 and 23, With lows of 14 and minus four. The coldest day last January was the seventh, when tem- peratures dipped to 21 below zero. Th .warmest tem- peratures were 47-degree read- ings m.the 27th. Forecasts oil for occasional snow tonight, ending early Tuesday morning. The U.S. Weather Bureau predicts that temperatures hi the next five days will go no higher than 35 to 40 degrees during the day, and no lower thin 20 to 30 degrees night. has invited the entire aldermanie: board to the session which will start at 7. The aldermen are scheduled, ta elect a replacement for the late Edward S. LeBlanc at-their Jan. 14 meeting. The job study com- mittee is charged with interview- ing candidates but the Board of Aldermen will not be bound by its. recommendation. Candidates Listed Aspirants for the post include. Ward 8 Alderman Robert A. Dion, chairman of the city Democratic committee; Lionel Guilbert, a for- mer alderman who is now office manager for the Department of Public Works; Noel Trottier, rec- reation director of the Park-Kec- reation department; Richard P. Joyce, Ward 9 alderman; Wilfred Pellelier, a former alderman-at- large and presently city messen- ger; and Holand G. Lebel, a for- mer alderman, presently a mem- ber of the Board of Health and son of Roland S. Lebel, city wel-'. fare, investigator-. Election, of a new city clerk was further complicated when Deputy City Clerk Lucille A. Le- may unexpectedly, announced her retirement last week after 37 years in the city clerk's'depart-'" rrifint. -Miss Lemay had at first turned down proposals that she be a can- didate for the city clerk's job but later had changed her mind and sa'id she wanted (o be considered a- candidate. Her sudden retirement followed a session with the aldermanic fi- nance committee which had ques- tioned her on unauthorized salary allowances involving her post. Mclaughlin, 69, Dies; Police Officer for 43 Years Bernard Philip McLaughlin, 69, of Zero Sherman St., retired po- lice officer, who has been serving as a deputy sheriff for the past three years, died this morning in a local hospital after a brief, ill- ness. He was bom in Nashua, July 19, 'JS39, son of the late Bernard and Mary (Gaffney) HfcLaughlih, and he was educated in "local schools. Served 43 Years He retired from the police'de- partment with a grade of cap- tain after 43 years' service. For many years, he was the desk of- ficer on the morning shift. McLauglilin was a member -of the Nashua Police Association, the local lodge, Be- nevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and Ihe Duplicate Bridse Club. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jennie (McAdoo) McLaugh- lin; a son, Navy Commander Color TV Set Stolen in Break A 14-inch portable color lele- .vision set was reported stolen last night from Jerry's Itadio and TV Service Inc., on M West Hollis St., police said today. Chief PaulJ. Tracy said that entrance was gained via a win- dow on the east side. He com- mented .that -there has been a rash .of broken window incidents and stolen television sets in Man- chester, but this does not neces- sarily mean 'the events are re- lated. Officers are investigating. BERNARD MclAUGHlW Bernard 11. McLaughlin, stationed in Hawaii; a daughter, Mrs. Mor- ris (Patricia) Shaffer of Andover, four grandchildren. Tlve Sullivan 'Brothers Funeral Hqme is in charge of arrange- mcnls. Stab Wounds Fatal to Man i BOSTON (AP) Pedro Tlo- tfrigucs, 26, was found stabbed to dea'tli Sunday on Ihe floor of his basement apartment in tht South End. said the body had mul- tiple stab wounds. They said there were no signs of struggle or robbery. IF YOU WANT A FREE PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT, SEE US. INDIAN HEAD NATIONAL BANK Member Second Clasi Postage Paid At'Nashua, N. H. 16 PAGES Price TEN CENTO Houseful of Tragedy A baby's high chair stands amid wreckage of house hit by Ariana Afghan Airways Boeing 727 jet airliner which 'crashed near-Gatwick Airport, Gatwick, England, Sunday. Still-'missing were-an English couple believed to be inside ,the don) wrecked house. Their baby daughter was .rescued from the rubble. The plane car- ried 54 passengers and crewmen. Police said 50 persons died in the disas-' ter. (AP Wirephoto via cable from Lon- Pilot in Jet Crash That Killed 50 Misunderstood Visibility Report (AP) .The pilot of the Afghan jet air- liner that crashed south of Lon- don early Sunday killing 50 peo- ple, may have misunderstood the visibility report from the airport, investigators said to- day.' The Afghan pilot decided to make a landing run despite a warning from Gatwick Airport that visibility on "the runway was down to ,100 meters, or 328 feet. Although the Boeing 727 was being guided by the airport's in- strument landing system, the decision, to land was up to the captain. Board of Trade inspec- tor George .Kellsy said the mini- mum acceptable: visibility for a Boeing 727 to land was about 400 meters. The investigators also said the plane should have- been 300 feet up at the point where it crashed into a farm house two miles from the runway. When the pilot'called Gatwick for a weather report about7 a.m. Sunday, no aircraft had landed the're for 10 hours be- cause of thick fog." The Board of Trade said that ;after being told that the visibility-was down to the 100 meters in freezing "the pilot-elected; to make an that if he overshot he would divert to an- other airport." Only 15 people, survived the crash, including a baby girl asleep in the farm, house, which was smashed to rubble. Her parents were killed. Most of the 54 passengers and eight crew members aboard the Ariana Afghan Airlines plane were Afghans, Indians and Pak- istanis coming from Kabul to London. Among the dead was. Karen Mix, about 1G, Pan American. Airways mainte- nance man on loan to the_Af- ghan airline. She was'believed returning to the United State! after spending Christmas with her. father in Kabul. LBJ May Ask Income Tax Surcharge Be Retained But Reduced to 5 Per Cent By JOHN W. :F1NNEY Naw York Times News ..WASHINGTON. President Johnson, congressional sources reported Sunday, is. proposing a J192 billion budget for the next fiscal year that would be roughly in balance, provided the income tax surcharge is con- tinued at a reduced rate. In his budget message to be presented to Congress, Presi- .dent Johnson is expected to pro- pose1 that the income tax sur- charge, now set at 10 per cent, be continued for another year but reduced .to 5 per cent., A billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 would be billion more than the amount expected to be spent this fiscal year. Much of the increase be for an unavoidable growth In non-military outlays, such as a legally required federal pay raise. In addition, while reduc- ing planned expeditures for the Vietnam war, the administra- tion is planning on a small in- crease in the over-all mijitary budget. Wliile the-broad outline of the proposed budget had been pre- sented to congressional leaders in recent days, administration officials inissted that no final decision had'yet been made by the President, particularly on two key over-all size of the budget rate at which to continue the tax sur- charge. Sets Guidelines In effect, President Johnson will be laying down the budget- ary decisions, although the in- coming administration has had no direct role in drafting the budget. President-elect Nixon was re- ported by congressional sources io be still 'sweating out" a de- cision on whether to continue Sale Interior latex Wall'-Rainf Gal. Nashua Wallpaper Co, 129 W. Pearl St. H244H -Winter touri -ThundUP Ul Hie tax scheduled to expire on June, 30, and if so at what rate. While Nixon :has made no li- na! decision, he' 'was said to be leaning toward an extension of the surcharge at a 5 per cent rate. This inclination has been conveyed to. the -.White House, and congressional leaders ex- pect President Johnson will new propose to Congress that it enact a 5 per cent; tax surcharge for the next, fiscal year. Eventually President elect Nixon would be. forced to take a public stand on-extending the lax sill-chares. But: if -the John- son administration, takes the initiative in proposing an exten- sion, Nixon would be offered a graceful political; way out of'his early campaign pledges to end the surcharge. ...V. A key budgetary question now confronting the Jphnson admin- eventually the Nixon .administration and Con- gress as whether a 5 per cent tax surcharge would be sufficient to keep the next budget in balance. With a 10 :per. cent rate con- tinued, revenues in the next fiscal year could Ire expected to to about billion a billion increase over this fiscal year.. If the' tax surcharge were cut to 5 per cent, it is estimated that tax revenues would total billion not quite enough to balance a billion budget. Problem Nqtcrt As a result of and ex- penditures and -unexpected in- creases in revenues, President Johnson said he hoped to sub- mit a budget for the next fiscal year showing a "small slirpjuf." If the President is to fulfill this hope with a billion budget, he presumably -would have to propose that the tax surcharge' be continued at..''slightly more than a 5 per rate. As a matter of political reali- ty, however, there is a-question whether Congress would enact more than S per cent extension. If it proposed a somewhat high- er rate, such as 7.5 per cent, the Johnson administration, could find itself politically up- staged by the Nixon adminis- tration, which could propose that the rate be cut'to 5 per cent with cuts in'spending to bring the budget into balance. The Johnson administration sees a billion budget, offer- ing little or no latitude for cut- ting by the Nixon administra- tion or Congress. Included- in this total -would be about billion in unavoid- able increases, such as for eral pay, interest on federal debts, foreign programs arid medical aid. In addition, the budget would propose a small increase in the defense budget, largely to finance, deferred pro- grams, such as maintenance, that can no 1 jnger be postponed. Accorrtinr, to congressional sources; the budget drafted by th'e President will'call'for billion in military spending next year. This would be billion increase. But this year's mili-, tary budget was held down by a billion reduction in non- Vietnam spending. Without this economy reduction this year's military budget would have ex-, ceeded billion. On the domestic front, the only significant increase re- portedly proposed in the John- son budget will be for federal aid to education. HUD Recertifies City's Program Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan said today he has been notified tht city's workable program has been recertified by the Department of Housing and Urban Development' The workable se- ries or documents attesting to the city's planning objectives and their be rece'r- iificd annually if 'the.city qualify for urban renewal funds. The current recerUfica'tion wjll expire-Dec. 1. FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN Oil CO. INC, Niibul intl Hirrounil. Arctic Cat PANTHER SNOWMOBILES Kililn. Rll ncceiiiiorieli Davis ,Snowmobile Sales MAR NICK'H ES8O I. DW HTOFW4T, HASIOi Lodge to Head U.S. Team Viet Peace Talks May Be Delayed By Arthur L. Gavshon PARIS (AP) The ap- pointment of Henry Cabot. Lodge as America's chief representative at the Paris negotiations dimmed hopes today that the talks to end the Vietnam war would start before President-elect Nixon's inauguration. Jan. 20. Deadlock Remains Although Ambassador W. Av- erell Harriman .will press ef- forts to launch the conference in the two weeks he has left, there seemed to be nothing the Ameri- cans could do to break the dead-' lock over such procedural mat- ters as the shape of the confer- ence table and the seating ar- rangements. To the South Vietnamese, tak- ing things slowly in the hope of greater sympathy from the new administration, Nixon's. appoint- ment of Lodge came as a shot in the arm. The Saigon leaders re- gard Lodge, whom they got to know as U.S. ambassador in Saigon, as a hardline hawk and a good friend to the present mil- itary'regime.' Lodge's statement in Bonn Sunday night that he regards a settlement in. Vietnam "of su- preme importance" seemed to mean little ta them. South Vietnam's chief dele- gate, to the-talks, Ambassador Pham Dang Lam, has had more than one stormy session with .But Lam, a former foreign minister, was on fine personal terms .with Lodge.. 1 Leading members of Presi- dent Nguyen Van Thieu's gov- ernment focused much of their disappointment with President Johnson's, decision to halt the bombing.of North Vietnam on Harrinian.' Vice President Nguyen-Cap Ky spoke of misun- derstandings, with Harriman arid attributed. them to the 77- year-old envoy's, failing1 hearing.. Harriman' wears, a-. hearing aid. Ky in particular-is said to be in that group, of members .of Thieu's government, .who. boast cldse'perspnal.ties.with Lodge. "Lodge knows and :likcs Ky very: one South Viet- namese said, "and Ky likes Watch Developments Hanoi and the Viet Cong's Na- tional Liberation Front will be .on the lookout for signs of a .closer alignment of the Wash- ington-Saigon positions Jan. 20, and if. this happens their own position inevitably will harden. Some U.S. officials seem wor- ried that the: effect of Lodge's appointment .might be to under- cut Harriman's authority be- tween now and Jan. 20. But President Johnson has made clear that he intends to go on governing until the bell rings him so his envoys will press.on. Bednar Wants To Safeguard Recounting Rep. John Bednar, R-Hudson, continues his battle against "Num- ber Seven" despite having failed to get fellow House members to agree to a recount of the con- troversial open "space constitu- tional amendment. The recount of the voles of the amendment, which allows to pass laws ing land at current use, is aca- demic now because the ballots are being destroyed.. Nevertheless, Bednar said over the weekend he will intro- duce two measures to safe- guard the recounting1 of consti- tutional amendments in the fu- ture. One would make provision for a- governor to order a recount when a constitutional amend- ment wins by less than one per cent of the required vote, the other would extend from 60 to 90 days the time when ballots are destroyed after an elec- tion. TONIGHT IN '.'THE-TELEGRAPH Obituaries 4 13, W 11 Hal Boyle 11 Dr. Thostesmi 11 J S As things stand now, .North Vietnam and the Viet Cong (landing fast on their plan for an unadorned roundtablc that would give them both a status at the talks equal to that of their antagonists. The Americans arc ready to accept this formula, but South Vietnam is standing fast un de- mand for some sort.of dividing line that would symbolically relegate the Viet Cong to a place on North Vietnam's team. While formally supporting Sai- gon's position, the Americans, are reported ready to drop the demand for the dividing line. Wants Bunker On Saturday, Nixon had told newsmen he wanted Ellsworth American who seems able to talk to the Saigon remain indefinitely ..as ambassador to South Vietnam! 'Ron ZiegJ.er, Nixon's press spokesman, said in announcing the Lodge appointment that the President-elect phoned Bunker Saturday night' and got a per- sona! assurance the envoy would do what Nixon judges to be in the national interest. In other words, Bunker would re; main in Saigon. In addition to naming Lodge his personal representative and chief Paris re- place the veteran W. Averell. through Zie- gler signaled these other choices for the Paris delega- tion: E. Walsh, 57; a Manhattan attorney, will he deputy to Lodge. Described by Nixon as ;having "an -.outstand- ing reputation as a lawyer and a Walsh was 'a feder- al district judge before serving as deputy attorney general.in the Eisenhower administration' under Secretary of State-desig- nate William P.. Rogers.' diplomat Marshall. Green, 52, will be detached from his duties as ambassador to In- donesia "to give additional professional competence 'ind HENRY CABOT LODGE support to .the' negotiating team." Habib, 48, anothei ca- reei foreign semce officer once scived with Lodge in Sai- gon! will remain a member of the U.S. delegation. As indicated earlier, deputy negotiator Cyrus Vance, a John- son friend and .appointee. ha! agreed to remain in Paris for about, a month after Jan. 20 so, as Ziegler put it, "no momen- tum: may be lost" and continuity preserved. Ziegler wouldn't say what .ef- fect, if any, Lodge's reputation as a hard-line.Viet- nam. policy .would have on the talks. He said sioned study of various policy options that will face the.new president'has not been complet- But he said all members'. of the new Paris, team, would' be getting, together in.the United States before .Taiy 20, whenlNixy on: is Lodge- succeeds Harrinian. in Paris- Lodge will leave .his present post..as ambassador..to '.West Germany to.assume hh new signnient. Israel Rejects Soviet Proposal By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Lebanese and Israeli officials have met to discuss Israel's charges that Arab guemllas have been crossing Lebanon's southern frontier to attack Israeli settlements Meet At Border The Lebanese government said the meetings were held at the border "within the scope of the mixed armistice commis- sion and under the supervision of United Nations observers." "Questions discussed at these meetings concerned the investi- gation of complaints and -dis- putes arising from violations of the terms of the (1948) armis- tice the Beirut government said. L e b a n e s e leaders have claimed repeatedly that the guerrillas do not use their coun- try as a base and that no' at- tacks have been mounted -from Lebanon. Lebanese Defense Minister Hussein Ouweini told a news conference Israel had turned down a Lebanese proposal that U.N. observers be permitted into Israel to investigate the charges that the guerrillas came from Lebanon' to'. launch their attacks. Israel meanwhile rejected a Soviet proposal for a Middle East peace sponsored by the Big Four. King Hussein of Jor- dan and the Egyptian press wel- comed the Soviet peace foririu- fa, and one Cairo paper warned that an decisive" effort is needed to stave off an- other war. Cite Reasons Foreign Minister Abba Eban told the Israeli 'Cabinet Sunday Jerusalem had informed Wash- ington and London the Soviet proposals "could not serve as a basis or a framework for discus- sion" because: demanded total with- drawal of Israeli troops from Arali lands occupied in the June 1067 war without establishment of peace. did not provide for "secure and recognized -bounda- ries." was no reference.la Israel's demand that Arab-Is- raeli relations be put on i "con- tractual basis." did not guarantee Ji- racl shipping rights through tht Suet Canal ind -thrtfulf of Aqt- AS IiratU levtraitMt Hwkea- man here did not spell out de- tails of the Soviet plan, but the semiofficial Cairo newspaper Al Ahram reported it 'time ''schedule" for implement- ing'provisions of the November, 1907, U.N: Security Council reso- lution; Tension remained high in Is- raeli-occupied territory: In attempts to counter Aiab Israeli authorities demolished Gaza Stup homes of alleged guerrillas sentenced three y.oung Arabs .in the West Bank city of Hebron to 20 jears in jail foi sabotage and jailed nine Bedouin tribes- men from the Sinai .Deserufnr six years on charges.of trying.to sell to: Jordan arms and ammu- nition .they had collected.after the J967 war Isiaeh police albo bioke up a demoniitiation 400 schoolgiils in the occupied West Bank town of Nablus and arrest- ed three. In Benut the Lebanese aimy announced new steps to defend 43 bordei villages fiom Israeli attack These include a ban on all demonstrations .and march- es, a military training program foi the population of frontline villages the building of trench- es and other fortifications, and periodic an raid and attack ex- ercises. Cares Named To House Post CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Rep Miles Cares DPelham, has been named assistant mi- nority leader of the .New Hamp- shire House by Democratic Mi- noulv Leader Robcit Raiche o! Manchester. Cares, in his second legisla- tive term, a the owner Md crater of a private day MiNWL Cares Mid he'd wirit dWtt> with Raiche as the "COMMM for the people" to state to the Republican-controlled wajt> lature In6 WN w;   

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