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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 8, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Lamprey Urges ADOIPBE V. BERVOTAS CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Senate President Stewart Lam- In delayed "inaugural has: called on the up- per chamber of the New Hamp- shire legislature to enact re- forms on matters ranging from a balanced budget to adequate office space for state govern- ment. Although the 1969 session was In its third day, the Moultonbpro Republican gave his opening statement Tuesday. His speech received .Democratic approval; Senate Minority Leader Harry Spanos of Newport called it "a and look into needed legislative re- Iftn." Lamprey Mid the mostirapor- tant bill in the Senate will: seek a balanced budget for the state. He 'noted 'that ar far back ai 15 months ago, the Legislative Fiscal Committee .knew that there would be a deficit. CriUdiei King On this point, without naming, him, Lamprey criticized former Democratic Gov. John WV King in relation to the.projected (2.9 million deficit. He said'that'the outgoing gov- ernor didn't act on the recora- Seek Balanced Budget For State i mendaHons of the emergency Budget Advisory Committee. And, therefore, Lamprey said he .wilj speak with the legisla- tive leaders and Gov. Walter Peterson to implement the'com- mittee's recommendations. Other topics, covered by.the three-term president were a survey on the need for legisla- tive reform, a plan to stream- line Medicaid, and cutting down on the legislature's own ex- penses. Lamprey said he endorses! Peterson's approach for a eiti-'- zens task force to seek solution to state problems. But he added that the group should Include legislators "to bridge the com- munlcation gap so frequently found between the three branches of government." .On education, Lamprey said th_ere should be a "complete re- 'evaluation of the vocational- technical schools." 'He added that he and other Republican leaders will recommend that further construction be halted .until "present facilities are be- ing used to their fullest advan- He also said that the Legis- lative Fiscal Committee will ask that special group, of Senate members study what he termed "a fait and equitable formula for high- er education." Chaiget MM He also said he has changed .his mind 'about the junior col- lege system proposals and now .thinks that such a system should be under the direction of the University of New Hamp- shire. The Senate president also said that the state should have a co- ordinator'of. federal funds to re- port to the lawmakers. He said more than f 15 million comes to the state through such grants and that there should be a co- ordinator to nee the program! through-and know where (hi raimey "It seems Ironic to he uld, "that! million could be spent fof the improvement of New Hampshire citizens in the area of economic opportunity, and not a single report made to the legislative branch of govern- ment." Lamprey.also said he will ask the Senate author- ity so that'after the .legislature adjourns, he-can see "that leg- islative'intent is strictly main-, tained" and .that, by a unani- mous vote of the I ____ tee, either branch of the legit- lature may request legal tance 10 that executive ordtlt decisions may be tested tiie courts if they are contrary to legislative intent. Finally, Lamprey recom- mended that the old Post Office building across the street from the State House be torn down and that a state office building of II to be built for for governmen- tal operations. .'W develop- ments: BUDGET Page I Today's Chuckle The old-fashioned rrian v'ho had a 'good head for figures now has1 a grandson who has a great eye for them. .1969 100th Year A Daily Newspaper Weather Fair, Cold Tonight Snow Likely Thursday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 100 NO. 262 Established as Weekly October Incorporated as' a Daily March 1, 18M NASHUA, NEW. HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid .At Nashua, N. H. PAGES Price TEN CENTS Scene of Many Winters The date on the shed housing the car reads 1826; but this homestead has seen many more winters thpn that date land, originally comprising more than was granted By-King 1700s to John Bowers of Merrimack, a politician who made a reputation as an avid Indian fighter in-colonial times. The'hoiise, the oldest'in the areaand situated- just off Route ,3 in-Merrimack, is now occupied by Peter T. BlancBard, a direct descendant of Bowers. The limb in the foreground has no doubt provided many enjoyable hours for children swinging from, ft with graphoto-Harrigan) Teachers, Board to Review Contract Dispute Tonight Nashua Teacher Union officials and. the Board of Education's teacher relations committee-meet in the Nashua High School-library at tonight amid mounting ran- cor over contract negotiations. The meeting comes in the wake of an; unprecedented demonstra- tion-by teachers Monday at City Hall during which the board was accused, of bad faith for: refusing to enter into a written contract with, the union. Adopt Resolution A.-.resolution-., adopted by the Peterson Terms Task Force Proposal As 'Cornerstone' for Good Government CONCORD, N.H.' (AP) Gov. Walter Peterson personal- ly appeared to testify, today on behalf of a citizens' task force proposal that he termed "the cornerstone of my plans for jood government for New Hampshire." But House Minority Leader Robert Raiche, D-Manchester, in a statement which he planned to deliver on the floor of'the. House later today, said he commends the governor for his sincerity' but; that the' task force' .approach should be scrapped because for; action is not when the'task force''- brings' in its in'.Seplember: Improve Procedures The Republican governor said, the establishment of the citizen's'.' task forcejo study the effective- ness'of state government "will enable New Hampshire to ob- tain immediate assistance in improving governmental proce- dures." added: "Equally import- ant, 'it will lay the basic foun- dation for planning for the growth of economy, industry and government in a manner that will avoid the fi- nancial pitfalls so familiar to other state governments in" the United States." Peterson listed the purposes of the task force, and said that he believes it can "meet the pledge of these goals." "I am expecting many bene- fits of both a short-range and longer-term value to the people of New, Hampshire from this he added. The governor pointed to three areas in "which I expect clearly identifiable results to 'be ob- tained." These are: Direct reduction.' in' the costs of state government: i Cost in future years. Expanding, federal-finance _ ing. Peterson said the total expend- iture for, the state government is'nearly each bieh- nium, and' the state' more .than 'S.JM.'personsJ "It -is expect that a qualified study group will. be A able ,to: recommend ...area's :can. be'.elim'- inated in an organization-of this? he told the House. -Appropriations Committee.. As for the future., 'Peterson -said; ''a. major goal of the'citi- :zens' task'force', will lyze the avoidance; of future gjjy-' ernmental posts where Experience has shown'.that: stii- ,dies of .this type ;have resulted in direct .savings much greater than the cost of the study 'it- Tp Cost The measure carries price tag. Regarding federal financing, the governor said there is "national crisis in financing state .governments" across nation because the demand for governmental services "is out- stripping, the ability of the states to pay for.them, and the federal government has. pre- empted most sources of sub- stantiar revenue." He said that by the interest ,in the task force "we willi'de'm- onstrate our initiative and de- termination to construct a; mod- ern and efficient -state govern- ment. This will further demon- strate to the federal govern- ment ability to> use grants The governor'said he'd ask the task force to explore "two sources of additional federal. funding: "Existing federal 'legisla- tion that New Hampshire is. not. employing s to the Outmost, and 1 for.' possible block grants allocating: federal- revenue to the House Majority i, Leadeij lan Logan, one of the sponsors of calle'd _it "essentially an' 'informafion-seeking bill." He- the top1 goal of ith'e GOP; :iri 'this legislative ses--' sibn.' State Board Pays Districts ;N.H. State. Education Commissioner Newell today that the New Hampshire Board of Education has distributed more than to.20 coop-: erative school, districts.., The program by. the legislature' in mi, but no appropriation was made available until the last legisla- tive session. The statute provides thai the' state; will pay. cooperative dis-. tricts per.elementary pupil, per junior high .pupil, and 'per high school pupil who goes from one community to another to attend a coopera- tive school. teachers at a mass meeting pre- ceding ths demonstration has been sent to the school board -The resolution states ''that "Nashua teachers here assembled instruct their legally, chosen' col- lective bargaining representative to obtain for 'the 'Nash- ua in keeping with the law of the state a signed agree- ment between the Nashua school board and the Union, AFT, covering'all'com- pensatory matters, hours of em- ployment, and all conditions of employment to which the afore- said parties can mutually agree to in-contract-negotiations." The' union; "affiliated with .the Federation :of Teach- ers, was! eh'pseh :as representative-'ofr'local- teachers in airelectiori Oct. 8.; v Koberta, Bainfield, president of 'Association, long-time riva.1 of-the unioni 'said today the: association union's stand. She said Ithe, association's New Hamp- shire .Education. is presently s.tate legisla- tion_ which would makei..'teacher- school board' negotiations nian- "tla'tory. law requiring. negotiations "iiii- pas.selprocedures.'we.will be able 'to- necessity 'Of such demonstrations .as. occurred! in .-said Miss' Banfield. "When-tlie negotiating teams rep- resenting'.both teachers and'the recognize' their 're- sponsibility to, negotiate with ex- pertise.and prog- ress, jvill !take' plate--; The present chaotic .approach makes -no sense .'-v..; Dr. J. '.Gerard LeVesqu.e is chairman of the. teachers.; rela- tions committee. Members in- clude Dr. N. John Fontana and Herbert'. E. Hfiller. Heading the .union is Guy L. Jean, president. He is a teacher at Nashua High., TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Baker Classifieds 5 IF YOU WANT A FREE PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNJ, INDIAN HEAD NATIONAL BANK Member F.D.I.C. Sale Interior Latex Wall Point GaL Nashua Wallpaper Co, Peari St. ThuriiUri til 31, 32, 3.1 Comics Cromley Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle KeUy 17 Obituaries' Pearson Sports Suburban News Taylor Television Theaters i, 17 4 17 31 ae 3 Dr. Thosteson 20 Weather Wicker FUEL plL SAVE MORE With LORDEN Oil CO. INC. nlnf Nailiut and.. lurrouad. Trottier Withdraws Mayor Upset By Field In Race For City Clerk BY CLAUDETTE DUROCHER The field of candidates for the. city clerk's post dropped by one today with the withdrawal of Recrea- tion Director Noel Gl Trot- tier. Trottier received two votes for city, clerk on a test ballot at the job study committee meeting Monday night. Asked To Run Saying, he was content with his present post, Trottier stated he had been asked by several alder- men to submit his name tor con- sideration as -city clerk. did not seek the job job sought In- another development, Mayor Dennisf if." :'Sullivan said he was deeply concerned at the direction of the city clerk's race. Progressive members of .the Board of Aldermen, Sullivan said, are still searching for a qualified person, to fill the city, clerk's post and, he added, there is time yet for additional candidates to considered. In addition, he said, qualified PETERSON'S NO. 2 ORDER CURBS COSTS CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Gov. Walter Peterson has Is- sued his second executive order in his attempt to tighten the reins .of New.: Hampshire's state government spending. He is trying to cut back on the expenditures to effort to trim the projected J2.3 million deficit. The latest order, Issued Tues- day, calls for no further ex- penditures for new equipment or put-of-stale travel by one person .without the governor's direct Currently, permission for more than one person to travel out of state requires the ap- proval of the governor-and Executive The order extends tftat requirement. The order also requires all state departments to stop spending for in-state travel or other related expenses unless such spending- necessary to the department's Belmont Man Dies in Crash TILTON, N.H. (AP) Robert Slocum, 54, of Belmont, has be- come New Hampshire's third highway fatality of the year. Slocum was killed Tuesday .when the caV he was driving on Route 3 here went out of control in snow and was crushed under the trailer of a tractor-trailer headed in the'op- posite direction. The accident happened about one mile south of the Winnis- quam Bridge. The driver of the truck, Identified us Robert. Enck, 44, of Stoughton, Mass., was not hurt. AtctlcCat PANTHER SNOWMOBILES 111 (I boot, ill icceiim-l Davis Snowmobile Sales candidates will'be needed to re. place Lucille A. Lemay when she. retires deputy city clerk Feb. 1. "I'm surprised there haven't been more candidates applying for the city clerk's Sullivan said. "Here is an excellent op- portunity for a young college- educated accountant to move ahead. Cites Specially "The ideal candidate for the city clerk and deputy city clerk positions should have a special- ized and thorough education in the accounting field since their department serves in effect as the central municipal bookkeep- ing office. "Having the highest caliber professionals filling these Sullivan continued; "is all the more crucial because the city in the; near'future .will attempt to, introduce automated data pro- cessing- in the department. The ability to innovate and to main- tain ,a new 'system will be re- quired of; the top 6fficers of the qty -clerk's: :department, if the hew system is to be tried at all." Sullivan (said .applicants for either post should leave their resume at the mayor's office and he would see. that they are for- warded to the proper aldermen. TrbWer's withdrawal was seen as enhancing the chances of Ro- land Gv a member of the. Board o( Health and former ward t alderman. Lebel-received approval of two aldermen at the Monday night caucus -where the frontrunner was Ward 8 Alderman Robert'A. Dion who got five votes. Dion abstained from balloting and presumably his vote would give him a sixth vote. According to the calculations of the aldermen seven votes would be needed next Tues- day to win the coveted post va- cated by the death of Edward S. LeBlanc in November. 7'his was assuming st-Large Francis L'aFlamme, whs has been bedridden with a back ailment, does not attend the meet- ing and the at-large seat-given up by Paul J. Roussel is not filled before the city clerk's post is put up to the crucialvote. Backs Guilbert LaFiamme is reportedly com- mitted to voting for Lionel Guil- ber.t, office manager of the De- partment of Public Works, on the fifst. ballot. The fourth announced candi- dite is Ward 9 Alderman Kichard P, Joyce who abstained ft'ora-vot- ing at the Monday caucus. With Dion a vote away from election, there are signs of an in- ternal struggle among the -alder- men to block his appointment as. head of the city clerk's depart- ment. Dion, a crane operator'at Im- proved Machinery Inc.; has had.no taming: in accounting or in management.and.he by ;the "progressive" bloc within al- '.derrnanie ranks as the least fied candidate to be considered< Mr the city clerk's post. There are signs these aldermen will attempt to muster enough votes to elect Lebel as a means of last resort to thwart Dion's .election., Lebel has had business school training and is employed in business office at Improved Ma- chinery Inc. Of .the four candidates inter- viewed by the job study commit- tee for the city clerk's post, Trot- tier was the only one with a four- year college education. He had majored in economics and studied accounting for. a full year. Child-Stealing Charges Set Against Pair A. Nashua rbuple appeared la Nashua Hiifficl Court on of being from justice in a ia-CalifoniJa. The charges, against. Chester Walczak, 55, also known as Ches- ter Wallace, and Mary Alice Wal- czak, also known as llary .Wal- lace, 238 Searles Road, were con- tinued until tomorrow by Judge ;Antoine.A. Guertin. Bail was set for Walczak. Nashua, police .said.'the child- stealing .charge brought against the Walczaks in California involves their .grandchild. 'A California law officer his "way -to Nashua, police said, to testify at tomorrow's court session. Sirhan Trial Resumes; Accused Killer Of RFK LOS ANGELES (AP) De- fense motions to set aside Sir- han Bishara Sirhan's.indictment and his plea of innocent come before Judge Herbert V. Walker today as his- trial resumes on charges of murdering Sen. Rob- ert'F. Kennedy. The case of the People vs. Sir- han opened formally Tuesday. Within minutes, one of Sirhan'! attorneys asked for a closed sesr sion in Walker's chambers to discuss motions. After, an hour in chambers, four motions were introduced in open. court and ruling against two-Hlirected the -defense to submit written requests today on the others. Sirhan 24, a Jordanian who came to this country as a boy, was neatly dressed in a gray suit; white, buttoned-down shirt and blue tie. He waved to his at- torneys as he entered the heavi- ly guarded, 75-seat courtroom. He sat next to them at the left end of the long counsel table but made no public statements. Legal Technicality the motion to withdraw the plea of innocent Is a legal tech- nicality. Under California law, an indictment can not to quashed plea' stands. After a plea is withdrawn, and if another indictment, is re- turned, the original plea may be re-entered. The motion attacking Sirhan's Indictment is based on a conten- tion the grand jury which indict- ed him was not composed of a proper cross-section of the com- munity, said. Russell Parsons, one of three defense lawyers: Parsons, said, such juries fre- quently exclude women, mem- ber.i of minority groups and people of various professions. Seize Suspect Sirhan is charged with shoot- Ing Kennedy to death and wounding five bystanders just tbt Ntw York MMtor pro- claimed victory in. California's Democratic presidential pri- mary. Bystanders seized Sirhan after shots rang out as Kennedy walked through a crowded kitchen area of the Ambassador site of the victory rally. Another of the defense attor- neys, Grant B. Cooper, told newsmen after Tuesday's court session that "it would be silly to deny he did The defense also asked Walk- er for a 30-day delay to prepare the motion on Sirhan's plea and the jury list and requested two to decide Sirhan's guilt or innocence, the other to set the penalty if he is convict- ed. Walker ruled.against both. Seats in. the tiny courtroom were divided about evenly be- tween security officers and newsmen, with only five mem- the general public ad- mitted. Sirhan's mother, Mary, 55, and brother, Munir, 21, sat in a back row.- Mother Attends Trial Mrs. Mary Sirhan, whose son, Sirhan Biahara Sirhtk is on trial in Los Angeles lor the murder of San. RotMrf F. Kennedy leaves the Hall of Justice with another Munir, at the close of the opening mikm   

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