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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 14, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle There are people who don't make the same mistake twice. They just make new ones. Nashua 1969 The 100th Year A Daily Newspaper Weather Fair, Colder Tonight Little Change Wednesday FULL RIPORT ON PAG! TWO VOL. 100 NO. 267 Established it a Weekly October Incorporated n i Dally March 1, 1M NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1969 Stemd CUM Portau Paid At Naihui, N. H. 18 PAGES Prlw TEN CENTS fee Skating Popular Activity Here LBJ Backs Surcharge; f Talks To Nation Tonight With the weatherman offering outstanding co- Park Recreation crews have provided local resic- with excellent ice skating at the municipal rinks. s is just a portion of the crowd of youths, as well as adults on a typical day. at the Marshall Street rink. And adding to the enjoyment of skaters, a nearby resident thoughtfully installed a loud speaker through which record music is piped. By JACK BELL WASHINGTON President Johnson is ex- pected to outline his analy- sis of the State of the Union in broad terms tonight and defer recommendations for specific legislation to his successor. Extend Tax Close associates of the out- going President say the only ex- ception in his farewell address to a joint session of Congress, and to the nation via television and radio, will be to recommend that the 10 per cent income tax surcharge be extended. By doing so he can include the US. Marines Storm Batangan Peninsula By JOHN LENGBL BATANGAN PENINSU- LA, Vietnam (AP) Two battalions of U.S. Marines stormed ashore here in the biggest seaborne assault since the Korean War. They the first units of an allied force ordered to smash a long- time enemy sanctuary, spokesmen announced to- day. Kill 560 Reds The Marines landed Monday 840 miles northeast of Saigon at the scene of the first major American battle of the Vietnam war in August 1965. Also a sea- borne assault, it left, 56 leather- necks dead and 150 wounded against 560 enemy killed. ,U. S. spokesmen said the two battalions were pushing inland today toward a U. S. Army bat- talion and a South Vietnamese battalion. The three groups hope to surround an area of about eight squre .miles believed to hold up to 800 North Vietnamese regulars and an unknown num- ber of guerrillas. The' operation was not' an- nounced until today for security reasons. Spokesmen said the ad- vancing troops so far have en- countered only light sniper fire they speculated it might be some time before the cordon is closed tight enough to force the enemy to fight or surrender. 'The Batangan Peninsula only 11 miles from the U.S. Army's American Division headquarters at Chu Lai. It has been a major enemy storage area and base camp since the war with the French, and minor probes of its defenses have si- most always resulted in fierce fighting. This time the allies have come to stay and the area's to population will be put into the government pacifi- cation program, U.S. spokes- men said. They added nearly all peninsula residents either ac- tively or passively support the Viet Cong and pacification ef- forts are expected to be "bloody and slow." Military officials said the cor- don will not be pushed too quickly. The area is honey- combed on higher ground with tunnel systems, some three lay- ers deep. Strategists speculate it will take time for guerrillas in these tunnels to run out of food and fresh water, and the allies want them popping up be- hind them with automatic weap- ons. The commander of the Army's task force on the inland side of the cordon is Brig. Gen. Howard Cooksey of Alexandria, .Va. He said the cape is the home base for two main force North Vietnamese battalions of perhaps 800 men. The landing was timed' to coincide with the monsoon sea- son in hopes that many of the tunnels would be flooded and of no use to the enemy. Hamper Allies But spokesmen said the water and heavy rains also hampered the allies. Many Army and Ma- rine troopers had to jump from hovering helicopters into chest deep water and march for miles through calf-deep mud. Officials said troops will spend the first 36 hours of the operation closing the trap and pouring millions of words of propaganda into the village areas by leaflets and airborne loudspeakers. The message: "Any who now walk toward the allied lines will not be harmed. But you are surrounded and if you fight you will be annihilat- ed." The U.S. Navy, which com- manded the Marine operation until all the troops were ashore and in fighting readiness, said the landing was the biggest since Sept. 15, 1950, when about Marines landed at Inchon during the Korean war. Rear Adm. William W. Beh- rens Jr. of Coronado, Calif., the 7th Fleet commander offshore, said: "The area has been a re- fuge for Communist sympathiz- ers for the last 20 years. We know that Viet Cong and North Vietnamese units are in the area and use it as a resupply point." About a dozen Navy ships took part in the landing. In Saigon, the U.S. Command said today allied forces have seized 700 tons of enemy weap- ons, munitions and rice in the last IVi weeks, seriously cramp- Ing the Communist command's ability to launch offensives in some areas. A spokesman said the capture of this booty by allied sweep op- erations around Saigon and Da Nang may be partly responsible for the prolonged lull in major ground fighting. South Vietnamese headquar- ters also reported that govern- ment troops sweeping the cen- tral highlands near the city of Pleiku today killed 29 enemy soldiers guarding a munitions store. It yielded four mortar tubes, 36 machine guns and 17 rifles. There were no South Viet- namese casualties. Moscow Reviews Policies Offered to Nixon, Congress By THEODORE SHABAD York Niws Scrvioa MOSCOW Soviet experts on United States affairs are dis- playing keen interest in a set of policy recommendations of- fered to the President-elect and the new Congress in a report published late last year in Wash- ington by the Brookings Institu- tion, a non partisan research or- ganization. The 620 page report, titled "Agenda for the con- tains papers by 18 prominent academic specialists on subjects ranging from "raising the in- comes of the poor" and "crime and law enforcement" to "rela- tions with the Soviet Union" and "the United States and low in- come countries." One of the contributions on the N.H. House Hearings Slated On Varied Legislative Bills CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Par- ty leaders in the New Hamp- chire Legislature marshaled their forces today In the first., battle of the new session Gov. Walter R. Peterson's task force proposal. The plan, which would cost the state resides In a. House Appropriations subcom- mittee. Appropriations Committee Chairman Joseph Eaton, R- Hillsboro, scheduled a hearing this morning to review budget requests and needs. Follow Plan Otherwise, the House will fol- low Speaker Marshall Cob- leigh's master plan which calls fer committee hearings in the afternoon and general sessions in the morning. Sale Interior Latex 'Wall Paint Gal. Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Open Thurs. nights 'til Cobleigh's practice of step- ping up the work of the lawmak- ers early In the session ap- peared to be paying off. An indi- cation of how well the plan works will be seen today when action on committee-read bills starts. At least four bills stand re- ported out of committee as "inexpedient to legislate." None is considered major. The various committees have urged passage of 19 bills pro- posed. Bills emerging from commit- tee with the recommendation "ought to pass" include: -Requiring equipment for mo- torcycles; -Establishing a committee to study a model traffic ordinance for municipalities; the New England Aeronautical Institute in Nashua, power to grant degrees. The House Fish and Game Committee reported favorably bills to increase nonresident hunting license fees and making more stringent deer coupon laws. The Committee on Statutory Revision reported favorably on bills involving information to be supplied the secretary of state on village districts; the formation of non-profit corpora- tions for mental'. health pro- grams; and legalizing proceed- ings at a special meeting of Hol- lis School District held last Oct. 1. Also recommended for pas- sage is a bUl to repeal provision for special number plates for motor vehicles of citizens band radio operators. Hearings Slated Most of this week's action is slated for Wednesday, when nearly 40 bills and resolutions will be aired in committee hear- ings. Bills for hearing today include one to require full disclosure of salaries paid to lobbyists who are full-time staff members of legislative interest groups. Also up far hearing before the House Committee on Municipal and County Government Is a measure to authorize election of tax assessors in towns. The House Transportation Committee will deal with a pro- posal aimed at prohibiting wrecker devices from removing vehicles involved in accidents before police have been called. On Wednesday, a bill to estab- lish a college of medicine at the University of New Hampshire will be heard by the House Edu- cation Committee. The House Public Works Com- mittee begins Wednesday going through capital budget requests. central Issues of American for- eign policy is by Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Harvard "University professor who has been appoint- ed President-elect Richard M. Nixon's adviser on national se- curity affairs. Issues Considered The project, launched last spring with a grant from the Ford Foundation, was intended to confront the new national ad- ministration with urgent issues it will face.when it takes office Jan. 20. The Brookings Institution re- port, ithough unsolicited and without official weight, is being studed here as a possible clue to programs of action that may be adopted under Nixon in Do- mestic and foreign policy. The volume was the subject of a detailed book review last weekend in Izvestia the govern- ment newspaper, by Yuri Arba- tov, director of the year-old In- stitute on the United States of the Academy of Sciences. Arbatov's review, prominently displayed in the Saturday issue, is considered a revealing docu- ment in two respects. First it reflects Soviet hopes for the kind of policies the Nixon administration might adopt and, second, it reveals indirectly the Kremlin's own preoccupations on domestic and foreign policy. Arbatov, who used to work in the Communist Party's Central Committee and is close to Soviet policy makers .is scheduled to leave today on his first visit to the United States. He is a mem- ber of a delegation -to the so- called Dartmouth meetings, an informal discussion forum of prominent Americans and Rus- sians on East-West issue. The Dartmouth meetings, first held at Dartmouth College in November, 1960, have been con- vened alternately in the United States and the Soviet Union and have had financial support from the Ford Foundation. Mentions 2 Papers The Izvestia review, in con- trast to its full treatment of American domestic issues, men- tions only two of the report's papers on foreign policy: the one by Kissinger and one on "military strategy, military forces and arms by Carl Kaysen, director of tlie In- stitute for Advanced Study at Princeton, N.J. Discussing Kissinger's assess- ment of American national, in- terests, Arbatov say: "He comes to the conclusion that the U.S. is no longer in a position to impose its global pro- grams and must recognize reali- ties, that it plans to achieve superiority of force, but must strive to solve inter national- problems through negotiations, rejecting any grandiose concepts of its mission in the world." School Body Hires Contract Adviser A professional labor relations consultant from Metzler Asso- ciates, a New York City-based consultants firm, will meet with the full Board of Education next Monday to lend advice in the current negotiations i m- passe between the board and the Nashua Teachers Union. The union was informed of this move at last night's meet- ing in the Nashua High School library between representatives of the union and the teacher relations sub-committee of the board. After Monday's session with the labor consultant, the three- man committee will again meet with the union on Wednesday. The move to seek professional assistance comes after last week's demonstration by teach- ers in front of City Hall. During the placard-waving march, the teachers accused the board of negotiating in bad faith by re- fusing to enter into a signed contract with the union. The board, divided over this Issue, voted to retain the con- sultants firm. A board member indicated last weekend that the dispute would not be centered over a signed contract, but demands, including salary increases, sought by the union. billion annual revenue pro- duced by the surcharge in hii budget for fiscal 1970, and thus show a small surplus when he sends his last breakdown on government spending to Con- gress Wednesday. Johnson and President-elect Nixon have been maneuvering for two weeks over the issue of extending the tax, approved for one year by Congress as a check on an overheated econo- my and due to expire June 30. The President, reported to be- lieve that the tax was still need- ed to combat, inflation, tried to get Nixon to join him in a public statement advocating extension. Nixon, who had criticized the tax surcharge during the cam- paign, demurred. But after it became known Monday that Johnson would re- commend continuance of the surcharge, with or without Nix- on's endorsement, he apparent- ly got private assurances of sup- port from the president- elect. Nixon To Comment Aides of Nixon said in New York that he would make a statement immediately after Johnson's State of the Union message, and indicated he would endorse the President's decision. There was no indica- tion, however, that he would give the surcharge the whole- hearted support that Johnson wanted. In his address tonight, John- son is expected to speak In Teachers May Get Raises HUDSON The School Board and representatives of the Hud- son Teachers Association have signed an agreement calling for a minimum salary of in the next school year. The new scale is more than the present minimum. The agreement will be pre- sented to voters on March 5 for approval. The salary adjust- ment will be included in the budget to be acted upon at the annual school district session. The board also set a maxi- mum salary of for teach- ers with 11 years experience. The new figures were an- nounced at last night's meeting of school officials. Also included in the package is 100 per cent medical Insur- ance payment but it does not cover families of tea c h e r s. Other provisions include a 12- day per year sick leave plan, which can be accumulated to 73 days. Snowmobile Complaints Hit Hudson HUDSON Coming on the heels of the weekend snowmobile disturbances in Litchfield, many Hudson residents last night were kept awake by overly-active en- thusiasts who zoomed hither and thither on their midnight rides. To add insult to injury, the in- cidents included a zoom through the yard of the police chief's home. Chief Andrew J. Polak said to- day that numerous complaints were received by his department about the "miserable" snowmo- biles; and a few of his men were forced to spend the night pursu- ing about 14 errant snowmobil- ites. He said that the snowmobile enthusiasts, some of whom are from out of town, organize giant routes in Hudson with the result that complaints come in from places as far ipart as Derry Road, the Hudson Center area and Melendy Road. Polak warned that such late night activity on private properly must stop or the operators will be charged with disturbing the peace with a passible result of suspension of license and stiffer penalties. IF YOU WANT A FREE PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT, SEE US. INDIAN HEAD NATIONAL BANK Member F.D.I.C. THERIAULT'S MEN'S SHOP 90 West Pearl St. Will Close all day Wednesday to prepare for White Elephant Sale FREE CHECKS for Junior Citizens NASHUA TRUST COMPANY MEMBEI f, D. L e. broad, general terms of a neces- sity for revitalizing the nation's cities as a means of attacking the root of discontent that has led to racial rioting in many slum areas and to violent dem- onstrations by many college and university students. What Johnson will say about the status of the war in Vietnam, or the lack of progress at the Paris peace talks, remained a closely guarded White House secret. There was speculation that he would be able to forecast i schedule of withdraw! of Ameri- can troops from South Vietnam. But the rumors, which originat- ed in Saigon, were denied Mon- day by the State Department. "I know of no proposal by the Unit- ed States to be announced this week of phased withdrawal of American said State's official spokesman, Robert J. McClojeky. Soviet Cosmonaut Hurled Into Orbit By MICHAEL JOHNSON MOSCOW (AP) -A Soviet cosmonaut was hurled into orbit today in conlinualion of tests of the trouble-plagued Soyuz spaceship. Unofficial reports circulated tn Moscow that another cosmo- naut would play a role in the mission, possibly attempting the Soviet Union's first manned linkup, A Moscow television an- nouncer said Air Force Lt. Col. Vladimir Shatalov, riding So- yuz-4, would carry out a "com- plex, responsible mission." 'Feeling Fine' Col.. Shatalov radioed from or- bit that he was feeling fine. Col. Vladimir Beregovoy's test of Soyuz-3 last October was the first successful mission car- ried out by the ship. It flew si- multaneouly with the un- manned Soyuz-2 craft. Soyuz-1, in April 1966, ended to disaster when Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov crashed to earth and was killed. During the next 18 months Western space observers closely followed a se- ries of unmanned launching! with Soyuz 'orbital dimensions. These were believed to be re-en- try tests aimed preventing recurrence of the Komarov tragedy. Tass said Shatalov, 41, was put into orbit by a "powerful carrier rocket" at a.m. EST. Four flaming exhaust jets could be seen on the television report of the launching. Tass said Shalalov had suc- cessfully operated the craft's manual controls, adjusting his position by making a fix on the sun. Ground controllers are keep- Ing in touch with the rookie cos- monaut by radio and television, Tass added. Shatalov was described in his official biography as a six-year veteran Of the cosmonaut train- ing program. The son of a rail- way worker, he is married and has two children. Circles Earth Tass reported Shatalov's Ini- tial orbit was close to planned dimensions, with a high point of and a low of 107 miles. He is circling the earth every 88.26 minutes. "Goodby, dear meet again soon on mother Moscow Radio quoted Shatalov as saying just before the launching. "I will exert all my force to carry out the taskj assigned to me." The broadcast also said Sha- talov was the backup man in Beregovoy flight aboard Soyuz- 3, launched Oct. 26 and orbited simultaneously with unmanned sister ship Soyuz-2. Moscow television had a vi- deotaped report from the Bai- konur cosmodrome less than Ifi hours liter the fastest coverage ever of a So- viet space shot. The launching pad was shown close up, though partly obscured by vapors from the rocket. Air Crash Toll May Reach 15 By RICHARD E. MEYER LOS ANGELES Scandanavian Airlines jet splashed into the rainswept Pa- cific Ocean while attempting a landing at International Airport Monday floated. Of the 45 aboard, there were 30 known survivors and 4 known dead. SAS listed 9 of the re- maining 11 as missing, the oth- ers as unaccounted for. Santa Monica Hospital, near the airport, reported treating 24 persons and said all were in good condition. As dawn broke over the Pacif- ic, wreckage of the big DCS still was 12 hours after it came down into two-foot swells eight miles off shore. Tumble Into Sea In a scene of pandemonium, passengers and crew members scrambled into rubber boats or atop the wings and fuselage. Some tumbled into the sea. An armada of small boats- Coast Guard cutters, life guard craft, and. a volunteer fleet of private yachts and motor boats a search and res- cue .operation that lasted for hours. Rescue boats plucked survi- vors from the waves or the plane, sped them ashore to am- bulances that took them to the hospital. During the night, divers deter- mined that no bodies were In- side the plane. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Baker Rinssat Classifieds 15. 16, 17 Comics 14 Crossword 14 Editorial 4 Financial 3 Hal Boyle 8 Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries Pearson Reston Sports Suburban 4 4 U. U News Sulzburjjer S Television 14 Theaters 14 Dr. Thosteson 15 Weather i The jetliner, on a flight across the North Pole from Copenha- gen via Seattle, Wash., hit the water with no warning, passen- gers said. Due at p.m., the jetliner had circled in the airport land- ing pattern for some 90 minutes due to a bad weather stackup of planes, then began its approach. It vanished from the radar screen at Pilot Kenneth Davis, an Eng- lishman living, in Sweden, said he made a "routine approach except for some difficulty with the landing gear." He declined to give details, but commended his crew and the passengers for "totally hero- ic and disciplined action" in evacuating the plane and launching rubber boats. The floating was "a miracle" to-one Coast Guardsman. Anoth- er called, it "kind of miracu- lous" the pilot "was able to keep the ship in one piece, land- ing in waves and dark- ness." Mats Hellstrom, 30, engineer from Vasteras, Sweden, said passengers were told to fasten seat belts and "The next thing I knew we hit the water. Wyman Hits Air Piracy MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) U.S. Rep. Louis Wyman of Manchester says "It is a scan- dal that the Commerce Commit- tee does not act now "on his so- called skyjacking bill. Wyman proposes lockable, bulletproof doors for all airlin- ers and preflight searches of all passengers and baggage for dangerous weapons. 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