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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 10, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle Today's youth is more sophisti- cated. If Booth Tarkington were to write "Seventeen" today, he'd have to call it "Twelve." 1969 Tht Ttltgroph'i 100th Ytar Celeqraph r As A Doily Niwipoptr C._ M J Weather Oeor, Cold TonfeM Sunny, Cold Saturday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 100 NO. 264 Established is Weekly October 18M Incorporated ai a Daily Mirch 1, IWt NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, jFRIDAt, JANUARY 10, 1969 Second HIM Portage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 18PAGES Price TEN CENTS Veterans Tax Exemptions Proposal Directs State To Aid Cities, Towns Snow-Capped 'Peaks' in the City What appears to be snow-covered mountain peaks, snow unknowingly fashioned by a plow. The serving as the stage for a group of fleecy white clouds, cameraman found the snow-capped peaks lazily floating in a winter are merely, mounds of Street. Telegraph on Broad By Claudette Durochcr Nashua along with other cities and towns in the state, would get tax relief in the form of state reim- bursement for. veterans property tax exemptions in a million proposal aired yesterday in Concord. Gains Support The measure, sponsored by Rep. Elizabeth M. Greene (R) of Rye met with the approval .of municipal leaders at the hearing held by the Ways and Means Committee. Resistance by state legislators, however, looms as an insur- mountable obstacle to its pas- cage. Also reviewed at a public hearing yesterday was a bill in- troduced by Nashua Rep- Helen Barker (R) to require the Public Utilities Commission to hold pub- lic hearings in the locality affec- ted by the subject under study. Rep.. Clarence E. Bartlett (R- Epsom) is the sponsor of a bill to impose stiffer penalties for drunken chiving which was ex- amined at a hearing conducted by the Judiciary Committeee. And an abortion bill expected to generate widespread contro- versy is scheduled for a hear- ing Wednesday at 1 p. m. by the House Public' Health, Welfare and State Institutions committee. Filed By Nashuan The bill was introduced by a Nashua woman, Mrs. Jean Wai- 8 Astros Blitzed By Ticker Tape NEW YORK (AP) The Apollo 8 astronauts came to Men York today to take another sppjtacular ride, this time thvough the "Canyon of Heroes" amid a blizzard of ticker tape. A daylong program of honors and festivities await the. first men to orbit the moon. The spacemen, Air Force Col. Frank Borman, Navy Capt. James A. Lovell Jr., and Air Force Lt.- Col. William A. An- ders, with their wives and chil- dren, srirved at LaGuardia Air- port .at a.m. EST. They were in Washington Thursday. Pass On Broadway Plans called for thrjn to trav- el by. motorcade from the air- port to Whitehall Street in lower they transfer to open cars and start up Broad- way to the City Hall. This is the "Canyon of Heroes." Three of their predecessors in space traveled this route cheered by millions of New Yorkers. They were Lt. Col. John Glenn Jr., the first Ameri- can sent into orbit, in 1962, and the late Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young, the Gemini as- tronauts, in 1965. Cool but clear, sunny weather was forecast. City and state government of- ficials mapped this scheduleifbl- lowing the ticker tape parade: p.m. Receive- from Mayor John V. Lindsay the Gold Medal of the City of New.York. Guests of honor at an official city luncheon in the New York State Theater in Lincoln Center. Authorities .said- some 700 guests had been invited. Enter the Waldori-As- toria hotel.--. Visit the United Na- tions. 7. Official reception and state dinner given by Gov. Nel- son A. Rockefeller. The gover- nor's office said some invi- tations had been sent. Accompanying the astronauts are Barman's wife Susan and their sons Frederick, 17, and Edwin, 15; Lovell's wife Marl- 3 U.S. Spacemen Selected For Moon Landing in July lyn, and their children Barbara, 15, James, 13, and Susan, Anders' wife Valerie, and three of their five 11, Glen, 10, and Gayle, 8. Dr. Thomas 0. Paine, acting administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis- tration, also is in the official party. Distributes Flags In addition to the tons of con- -fetti and ticker tape waiting along the lengthy route to be taken by the astronauts, New York radio station WABC said it would distribute thousands of American flags for the specta- tors. A spokesman for the sta- tion said the tradition began with Glenn's parade. Rockefeller, termed the occa- By MIKE ROUSE WASHINGTON (AP) A ci- vilian and two Air Force colo- nels who have walked in space will .fly the Apollo 11 mission, .the first scheduled attempt by the United States to land men on the the moon. The' civilian astronaut, Neil A. Armstrong, will command the spacecraft, tentatively .set for hunching In July, the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis- tration said Thursday, in an- nouncing the selection of the crew. Descend T.o Moon Armstrong and Col. Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. are to descend to the moon in a Lunar Module from the main spacecraft. The main spacecraft will remain in lunar piloted by Lt. Col. Mi- chael' Collins. who has survived two near disasters since becom- ing an astronaut in 1963, Js a former test pilot for the X15 rocket plane and was a Navy combat flier during the Korean War.' In choosing the three 38-year- old space veterans for the mis- sion, NASA passed up the Apollo 8 astronauts who made the first lunar orbital flights last month. But two of these, NavyCapt. James A. Lovel! Jr. and Air Force LI. Col. William A. An- ders, have been named to the Apollo 11 backup crew. The oth- er, Air Force Col. Frank Bar- man, is being assigned to ground work at his own, request. He will become deputy director of crew flight operations. Rookie astronaut Fred Haisa is the third man on the backup crew. Space agency officials did 'not say why Anders and Lovell were not named to the Apollo 11 mission, but the NASA practice has been to spread choice as- signments among astronauts qualified for them. The Apollo 11 launch date is July 15, but when it goes de- pends upon the results of the Apollo 9 and 19 missions. Apollo 9, now set for launch Feb. 28, will be an earth orbit of the lunar module of'the type in' which Armstrong and Aldrin are to land on the moon. It will be the first manned test flight of the capsule, and if all goes perfectly, NASA officials says there will be no need for Apollo 10. This test, now sched- uled for May -11, would- be a moon orbit of the lunar module. If it is skipped, the Apollo 11 flight may be moved up to mid- June. v Perilous Flight Armstrong, the first civilian to fly in, space, was the com- mander of the perilous Gemini 8 flight in 1966. After he success- fully linked his capsule with a rocket in orbit, the capsule spun out of control, but Armstrong guided it to a safe splashdown in the Pacific. Last year a lunar landing training craft Armstrong was testing at Ellington Air Force Base, Fla., lost power and fell. Armstrong ejected and parachut- ed to earth. He was 'slightly in- jured when his parachute dragged him across the ground. Armstrong, a native of Wapa- kometa, Ohio, is the father of two sons, aged 11 and 5. Aldrin eel a record for "space 1 walking" on the Gemini 12 shot in 1966 by spending more than five hours outside his spacecraft on a four-day flight. A native of Montclair, N.J., and graduate of the U.S.'Mili- tary Academy at West Point, Aldrin won his doctors degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Collins also was an early space walker. On Gemini 10 in 1966 he walked in space for 39 minutes and stood in the hatch for another 49. Collins, a West Point gradu- ate, was originally scheduled to fly the Apollo 8 mission, but was temporarily sidelined because of a 'spinal operation. Lovell went instead. Collins has two daughters, aged 9 and 7, and a 5-year-old 'son. Aldrin also has three chil- dren, sons 13 and 10 and a daughter 11. All three live near the Manned i Spacecraft Center at Houston, Tex. Mother of Oswald Files Libel Suits of Million IF YOU WANT A FREE PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT, SEE US. INDIAN HEAD NATIONAL BANK Member F.D.I.C. Full line of ANTIQUING SETS and Supplies available at Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 8S2-MW OpcnThurs. nights 'Ul New York Times News Service DALLAS Mrs. Marguerite C. Oswald, mother of accused presidential assassin, Lee. Har- vey Oswald, filed five libel suits totaling million Thursday against Republican House mi- nority leader, Gerald Ford, four other writers, five publishers and the C.B.S. television net- work. Mrs. Oswald's attorney, John Francis Meyer of New Orleans, filed the. suits of S5 million each in the United States District Court in Fort Worth where Mrs. Oswald now lives. AUo named in the suit against the Michigan congressman'were John R. Stiles and the publish- ing firm of Simon and Shuster, Inc. Other Suits Filed The other suits against William Manchester, au-. thor of the controversial "The Death of a Harper and Row, publishers, and Cowles Communications, Inc.; Jim Bishop, author oi "The Day Kennedy Was and Funk 4 Wagnalls Company, a division of Reader's Digest Books, Jimmy Brcslin and the New York Magazine Company for a July 8 article tilled 'Bonnie and Clyde' and Stephen While, author o f "Should We Now Believe the Warren and the Mac- Millan Publishing Company; al- so (he Columbia Broadcasting System which airefl a television program on which While's book is based. The suits accused the d e- fendants of making and writing false, untrue and misleading statements concerning Mrs. Os- wald and her son who was killed two days after Kennedy by Dallas nightclub owner, Jack Ruby. a Slander charges were al s o added to the suit against White and C.B.S. It was charged that the allegations made by them are false and were so at. the time the program was aired and the book published. The suits further stated that Mrs. Oswald has been exposed to haired, contempt, ridicule, se- vere mental anguish and per- manent damage to her good name. Berlin Is Battling 102 Inch Snowfall BERLIN, N.H. (AP) The mayor of this snow-locked com- munily says headway is being made to dig out from 102 inches of snow that has fallen in the last 60 days. Mayor Earl Gage said high- way crews worked 12-14 hours Thursday to keep at least one lane of traffic open for emer- gency vehicles. Gage said big wing type plows were aiding from the stale plus the assistance of some heavy snow blowers from Laconia, trucks from Littleton and other heavy equipment from other areas. He added: "Of course the big- gest help could come from the weatherman if he can just hold off more snow. Man. that's the answer to the whole prob- lem." Arctic Cat PANTHER SNOWMOBILES llliU. nil nccemoriee Davis Snowmobile Sales REAR NICK'S KSSO I. UW HIGHWAY. NASHUA FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With IORDEN OIL CO. INC. Servlnc Naihun mi-round- lin (D-Ward A similar mea- sure' in 1961 was defeated after stirring up towering opposition, particularly from some religious organizations. Under the terms of the abortion measure, justified medical ter- mination ot a pregnancy would be permitted by a licensed physician using accepted medi- cal procedures in a fully ac- credited hospital upon written certification by a special hospi- tal board. The intentional ending of a pregnancy would be permitted if the board decided that con- tinuation of it would be likely to result in a woman's death, or serious permanent impairment of her physical or mental health, or would produce a child with grave and permanent physical deform- ity or mental retardation. Such an abortion also would be permitted if less than 16 weeks of gestation have passed and the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest. Cites Reason Mrs. Barker said she intro- duced her bill requiring local hearings by the PUC as a result of water rate hearings held by the commission last year involv- ing the Penhichuck Water Works. The hearings were brigmaiiy scheduled for Concord and were switched to Nashua only after 'substantial pressure was exert- ed by Mayor Dennis .1. Sullivan and the aldermen. Testifying in favor of the meas- ure were Mrs. Barker, Heps. Maurice L. Bouchard (H-Ward 1) and Rep. Theresa Drabinowicz (D-Ward Appearing against was Fran- cis Riordan, chairman of the PUC. He cited the increased costs which would result under the terms of the bill. Mrs. Barker s--ia Mayor Sul- livan to attend the hearing but will advance his ar- guments in support of the meas- ure in a letter to the committee. The drunken driving bill under consideration would make a first offense punishable by a fine from to from 30 days to three months imprisonment and loss of license for five years' A second offense within seven years of the first would result in a to fine im- prisonment from' three months to one year with loss of license for five years- The bill was drafted by Rae Laraba, judicial council secre- tary, who said the measure was patterned after a New Jersey law. In supporting her veterans ex- emption reimbursement bill, Mrs. Greene said she introduced the measure mainly -to remind the legislature of the problems it creates at the local level when it passes a bill like the 1967 lay that gives all property owning veterans a flat exemption. She feit that the state has a "moral obligation to help remove the fax.load off the shoulders of the cities and towns because the stale is responsible for it." Mrs. Greene said she would prefer the former law which ex- empted veterans from payment of taxes on of' assessed valuation rather than the. out- right exemption now in force. But, she added, it would be pre- ferable to put the entire matter up to local referendum to see what taxpayers at the local level think about the entire question of exemptions. A Concord assessor, .Edward Bartlett, said cities have been granted some tax relief with 40 PROPOSAL Page 1 Peterson Favors Clause To Bar Teacher Strikes sion a "day of special observ- ance." In a telegram to tin spacemen, dispatched minutes after they splashed down in the Pacific, Dec. 27, the governor said: "In order to demonstrate the extent of our feelings, I would like, on behalf of the'18 million residents of New York, to invite you to come for a day of special observance'which would culminate in a state dinner in your honor." President Johnson awarded medals to the three moon trav- elers Thursday and saluted them as "history's boldest ex- plorers." They then appeared before- a joint session of Con- gress. It was their 'first public appearance since they complet- ed their mission. TAX SERIES SET TODAY The Telegraph today Is run- ning the first in a series of articles pertaining to income tax returns, and designed lo aid area readers. The articles cover the income tax surcharge imposed last year, and explains the new tax forms mailed out to taxpayers earlier this month. The series -reviews the regulations, with emphasis 'on taking advantage of all exclusions and deduc- tions legally due you. The first article appears on Page 7. Gov. Walter R. Peterson said today he favors the inclusion of a no-strike provision in any law which would guarantee teachers the right to negotiate wages and conditions of employment with school boards. He expanded upon remarks he made at a breakfast-meeting of the Greater Nashua Chamber o! Commerce yesterday in the Okie '.Coach Inn. Reiterating a portion of his in- augural address, Peltrson also told chamber members that sur- vival of parochial schools is one of the major challenges facing New Hampshire. Notes Unrest Peterson explained the growing unrest of teachers in the state should be recognized and that a law enabling "professional nego- tiations" would enhance their status. But he said such a law should contain a no-strike provision to eliminate interruption of the edu- cational process of children. Peterson said he was aware ot the strained teacher Board of Education relations in Nashua but refrained from, commenting on the situation. Representatives of the Nashua Teachers Union and teacher rela- tions sub-committee of the board are to meet Monday night. The union is a mal, written contract and the board's refusal led to a mast teachers meeting earlier thif week followed by a demonstra- tion at Pity.Hall. A vote taken in executive ses- sion shows the 12-member Board of Education split down the mid- dle over the issue. and it has agreed to retain the services of labor relations consultants for advice. Arts and Science Center Fund Drive Reaches Goal Is Million Individual and corporate sub- scriptions have pushed the Arts and Science Cen- ter Building Fund above the mark, John A. Carter, Cuiujjaign chairman, announced today. Committee totals reported to date are: Advance Gifts .Com- mittee, headed by Joseph M. Kerrigan and Oliver Stevens Jr., Corporation Commit- tee, Warren W. Kean and 'Ber- nard A. Streeter Jr., reporting and the Board of Dir- ectors of the Center at for a total of from 63 gifts. Widen Solicitation Carter said the solicitation ef- fort will widen within the next few weeks. The Advance Gifts Committee held its third meet- ing Tuesday night and will re- port again on Jan. 20. Area com- mittee members working with Kerrigan will meet next week to plan the solicitation of individ- uals from surrounding towns. The area-wide organization is proceeding at a rapid pace. A meeting for captains-was held Monday night for the community division, and additional town chairmen and captains will meet next week. Carter said that the major 2 Youths Snatch Purse with A Nashua woman was the vic- tim of two purse snalchei's in Kinsley Street last night, police reported today. Chief Paul J. Tracy said that Mrs. Alma Ouellette, H, 8854 Palm St., was walking on Kinsley Sircet, near Vine Street, when two boys, 16 or 17, pulled the purse out of her hand. They were last seen heading north.on Vine Street, he said. Mrs. Ouellelle told police that she had in cash in the purse. The police searched the arei, Tracy said, and four teen-agers were picked up. All were interro- gated and released. Investigation is continuing, headed by Lt. Bruno Rnudrcau, Lt. Ins. Robfirt Barry and Acting Ins. Roland Ancnl, 1 portion of the advance gifts committee's work will' be com- pleted by mid-February and will mark the beginning of the solici- tation of residents throughout greater Nashua. Three-year pledges will be sought from individuals and families in Nashua and sur- rounding towns and solicitors will offer a plan by which sub- scribers may become perma- nently identified with the new. Center. "Everyone will be given the opportunity -to participate in this community effort. Acceptance to date has been most encouraging, but the support of the entire community is necessary to raise the Carter said. France Wants 'Big Four' Intervene in Middle East By HENRY TANNER Nnw York TiniM Niwi Servie. PARIS The French govern- ment last night stepped up its campaign for an active inter- vention in the Middle East by the Big Powers. Foreign Minister Michel De- bre declared in a radio inter- view that peace would come to the Middle East only if it were imposed from the outside. On Wednesday, France ap- pealed to Britain and the United States to accept Soviet propo- sals for joint Four Power action in the Middle East and declared that it would be willing to par- ticipate "in an international force" that had the task of-en- forcing the United Nations Se- curity Council resolution of Nov. 22, 1967. Debre criticized powerful countries that "voted for reso- lutions in the Security Council with one hand, and with the other hand continued to make money by supplying arms" to belligerent countries.. Tries lo Persuade There were reports last night that France was seeking to per- suade the Untied States, Britain and the Soviet Union to follow her example and cut off ill arms to Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Republic. Debre defended the six-day old French embargo on ill ship- mend of militarx equipment and spare parts to Israel by saying that the Israelis had used French equipment for an ag- gression against the only nation among its neighbors that had not been engaged in the conflict so far. Debre apparently referred to the Israeli helicopter raid against Beirut International Air- port.in retaliation over an Arab commando. attack against an Is- raeli airliner at Athens Airport. In the face of almost unani- mous, bitter criticism in French press, the foreign minis- ter stood by Wednesday's re- mark by a government spokes- man that "Israeli influences" had made themselves .felt in the French news media. He stated that it was only normal in a democratic country that special Interests, including foreign ones, found their advo- cates in the newspapers and pressure TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Baker 5 Classifieds ,15, H, 17 Comics 14 Editorial 4, CroMWonl Financial Hal Boyle Lawrence Nashua Scene 1 Pearson 4 Reiton 1 Sports Suburban News 11 TeterMM II Theaters 11 Dr. Thntemrl Weather 1   

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