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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 15, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle First prize for being the lazleet man in' the world ought to go to the guy we saw sitting in the kitchen whittling with an electric knife. Celeora 1969 Tht Telegraph'. 100th Ytar As A Doily Ntwipoper C 9 Weather I CUor, Cold Sunny, Cold FULL RIPORT ON PA6I TWO VOL. .100 NO. 268 Established ii a Weekly October 20, 1KB Incorporated at a Dafly March 1, 1M NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY Second Clan Portage Paid At Nnhut, N. H. 40 PAGES Price TEN CENTO Guilbert Elected City Clerk; Dion, Lebel Fail In 30 Ballots Dangerous Pastime Precariously perched on a thin sheet of ice along the shore of the Nashua River, which winds around the edge of Sanders parking Jot are three youngsters and a dog, apparently unaware they are engaged in a dangerous pastime. The boys were taking turns in stepping close to the edge and chopping away chunks of ice. Each winter police authorities plead with youngsters to avoid bodies of water covered with thin ice. In this case it appears the warning went unheeded. By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER The City Hall elevator experienced extra use today as Lionel Guilbert alterna- ted between his new duties as Nashua's city clerk and his old responsibilities as office manager of the De- partment of Public Works. Takes 31 Ballots Guilbert, 50, was elected city clerk by the aldermen last night as a compromise candidate on the 31st ballot. Sworn in immediately, Guil- bert will split his time between the city clerk's department on the first floor of City Hall and the DPW on the third floor until a new office manager is chosen. His election came after the aldermen deadlocked 6-6 on 30 ballots for nominees Robert A, Dion, 36, and Board of Health member Roland G. Lebel, 27. A fourth candidate, Recreation. Director Noel E. Trottier, 45, did not receive any votes. Guil- bert had not received any votes until the 31st ballot when he attained the magic 'seven re- quired for election. Dion, got two and Lebel three. Dion resigned his Ward I dermanlc seat to be nominated for the job of city clerk. He was reinstated to his post after Guilbert's election. Surveying his loss today, Dion betrayed no bitterness. "I had hoped to prove that I could handle the job of city he said, "but I think Lionel Guilbert will make a fine city clerk. "I am very proud of the six votes I had for 30 ballots and happy that half of the alder- manic board chose to back me." On commenting on. the com- promise outcome, he added: "I'm sure the board as a whole took everything Into considera- tion." Salary Boosted For Guilbert, the city clerk's post will mean a salary jump of As office manager, his salary was A former Ward 3 alderman, he joined the DPW six years ago. He has served as a ward election worker for more than a decade. Before joining the DPW, LBJ Urges Democrats To Back Nixon By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) President Johnson has ad- vised the Democratic ma- jorities of House and Sen- ate to give a sympathetic hearing to President-elect Nixon's program but to push ahead resolutely with legislation for social re- forms. Submits Budget Johnson, who sends a billion budget to Congress to- day, said in a sentimental fare- well to the nation Tuesday night' that the 'prospects'for peace in Vietnam are better now than they have been in the four years since Hanoi sent regular troops into the South. But Vietnam was quickly passed over in Johnson's '44- Specii minute final report on the State of the Union, a prosperous na- tion that sorely needs, he said, to repair urban blight, end ra- cial discrimination, improve ed- ucational opportunities and guarantee the safety of its streets. While reminiscenses of his 38- year attachment to Capitol Hill were the order of the night, dur- ing his nationally televised and broaScast sentiment at a joint session of Congress, Johnson had some cogent advice to his fellow Democrats .and; support- errwho.ied the ihr': terrup.ted times. At the end Johnson urged the national bipartisanship that he practiced as Senate majority leader when Dwight D. Eisen- hower was president but which the Republicans" gave him on a hit-and-miss'basis. "President-elect Nixon will need your understanding, just as I he told his former col- leagues, of the Capitol. "He is entitled to have it. The burdens he will bear will be borne of us. Each of us should.try not to increase them for the sake of narrow personal or partisan ad- vantage." But, having said that, Johnson went on to outline to his Demo- cratic such Re- publicans as might take broad program of social ad- calculated, to write a record for the 1970 congressional elections and a- challenge to Nixon's re-election in 1972. Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and'Edmund S. Mus- kie, D-Maine, potential top con- tenders for the 1972 nomination, listened intently to Johnson's ial Committee Is Named To Study City Drug Abuses A special committee to study drug abuses locally was named by Aldermanic President Maur- ice L. Arel'last night. The committee was authorized at the Dec. 26 aldenrianie meeting. Members are Dr. David Mar-, shall, Joseph F. Gall, a Mrs. Gilbert Clement, Alder- man Barry L. Cerier and Arel. As the committee was -to be composed of a physi- cianj a lawyer, an'interested citizen and two" aldermen. To .Report Findings It is charged with reporting Ik! findings and recommenda- tions to the aldermanic board, the Board of Education, the po- lice commission and the Board of Health. In other business, the alder- men referred to the lands and buildings committee a resolu- tion to study the feasibility of transferring city-owned land to the Nashua Boys' Club. To be considered is land which lies adjacent to .Textile Field off Ledge Street. The boys club has been seeking land for more than a year to build quarters. Given'a first reading and re- ferred to the planning commit- tee was a resolution which would authorize city departments 'not to respond to complaint tele- plwne calls unless the caller fire! gives his name and ad- dress. Sponsored by Alderman Leo H. Coutermarsh, the measure: is aimed at .eliminating false calls made solely for harassment pur- poses. Combine Agencies Referred to the rules com- mittee was a resolution spon- sored by Mayor Dennis J. Sulli- van to combine the welfare de- partment with the health de- partment. The department now operates as part of the city clerk's of- fice. Planning committee members will, examine a resolution ask- ing that a study be made to de- termine if a car pool or an out- right annual car-use allowance would be more beneficial, prac- tical and economical than city- owned vehicles.- Sullivan is the sponsor. A resolution endorsed by Al- derman Bertrand J. Bouchard and calling for the installation of. .traffic lights. at Kinsley and Elm Streets at a cost not to ex- ceed was referred to the traffic committee. Also referred to the traffic committee were ordinances calling for no parking on the west side of Temple Place from Temple Street to Cottage Ave- nue and no parking on the west side of Middle Street from Oak Street to lOttersoh Street. To Retire Feb. 1 Assigned to the finance, com- mittee was a resolution to grant a pension to Deputy C3ty Clerk Lucille A. Lemay who will tire Feb. 1 after 37 years of service. Her annual pension would be Approved were ordinances to: stop signs at East Dunstable Road and Browning Avenue and East Dunstable Road and Shelley Drive. parking on the .west side of Allds Street between Gillis and Bowers Streets. Accepted with "great thanks" was a letter from Eliot A. Carter notifying the city the final Installment of securities for his gift has been made. Sent to the-city solicitor was a letter from.Melvin Clement, Alain Dunstable Road, asking for reimbursement for damage done to his registered sheep by a dog (or Two of his sheep were at- tacked in December. One, a ewe, died two days later, he states, and a ram, leased from a breeder was bitten' on the shoulder and flank but has sur- vived, though damaged. Clement seeks in dam- advice. On the dais, Vice Presi- dent Hubert H. Humphrey, last year's presidential nominee, nodded his approval and grinned broadly as the Presi- dent made his points. Consults Successor Johnson, who was said to have consulted Nixon on the ma- jor points of his speech, called for: 13 per cent over-all in- crease in Social Security bene- fits, with attendant increases in payroll deductions. Duirng the campaign Nixon called for link- ing benefit increases _with the -cost of t9 build 500, DOO homes for needy families, with establishment of an urban de- velopment bank to make low in- terest loans on such dwellings. and revitali- zation of the antipoverty pro- gram, continuing it "until we have broken the back of poverty in our land.'- of the Fair Housing act and extension of provisions of the Voting Rights Act. -A full million appropri- ation to carry out the Safe Streets Act and legisation to re- quire and registra- tion of firearms. increase in congression- al salaries from the present a year to As forecast, Johnson also asked for continuance of the 10 per cent income surtax to per- mit the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 to show a billion surplus. The President said he and Nixon agreed that the tax ought to end as Soon as possible. Nixon said in a statement that the tax should end "as soon as requirements for the war, the budget outlook and economic conditions will and added: "However, until the new ad- ministration and the Congress can ascertain that the facts we face justify permitting the sur- tax to expire or to be reduced, I will support the President's suggestion that the surcharge be continued." Congress gave Johnson a good sendoff, with a lengthy standing ovation at his appearance in the' House chamber rousing ap- plause when he left with a back- ward glance at his wife and-two' "daughters who stood tight-lipped In the gallery. It was an affectionate fare- well for a man who first came to the Capitol 38 years ago as a House doorkeeper, and now had reached as the the "time to leave." Abortion Bill Discussed CONCORD, N.H. (AP) A public hearing was scheduled today on one of the most contro. versial bills to show up thus far in the New Hampshire Legisla- a proposal to allow abor- tions in certain instances. The .hearing was expected to draw a large crowd, both for and against the bill. On Tuesday, the Most Rev. Ernest J. Primeau, Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, called for defeat of the, bill. He said that "in a state noted for strength, passage of the. bill would be a sign of weakness." "One asks whether New Hamp- shire wishes to be the mecca of abortion seekers as, well as of he said in a state- ment. was a credit manager In private industry. A new office manager will be named by the Public Works commissioners. On the final tally, Guilbert received the vote of: Aldermen Bertrand J. Bou- chard, Barry I. Cerier, Richard P. Joyce, Raymond. L. Bechard, Leo H. Coutermarsh, Donald L. Ethier and Aldermanic Presi- dent Maurice L. Arel. For Dion were Aldermen Ed- mond A. Dionne and Charles E. Theroux. Lebel backers were Aldermen- at-Large Arthur H. Jean, Maur- ice L. Bouchard and John V. Chesson. Dion's letter of resignation was read by Bertrand Bouchard under a rules suspension. After accepting the resigna- tion "with the alder- men heard Joyce move that the rules be suspended to accept nominations for election of a new Ward 8 alderman. The mo- tion was lost when no one sec- onded it. Had the ward 8 post been filled, 13 aldermen would have voted for city clerk instead of 12 and no tie would have de- veloped. Remains Vacant Absent, was Alderman at- Large Francis LaFlamme who is bedridden with a back ail- ment. Aside from the vacancy created by Dion's resignation, an alderman-at-large seat re- linquished by Paul J. Roussel Nov. 26 remains vacant. All four candidates witnessed the balloting from the specta- tor's section. Also present was State Sen. Richard W. Leonard who publicly supported Dion's candidacy. Chesson nominated Lebel; Be- chard, Dion; Maurice Bouchard, Trottier; and Cerier, Guilbert. roll-' call yielded tills lineup: For Bouchard, Dionne, Theroux, Joyce, Be- chard and Coutermarsh. For Lebeli-Jean, Cerier, Mau- rice Bouchard, Chesson, Ethier and Arel. Six ballots resulted in an iden- tical voting pattern and no wavering signs. Joyce moved that the alder- men recess into executive ics- Features On Inside Pages Among feature! In today's Inside pages are the follow- ing: Nixon's secretaries-designate appear before Senate groups, page 8; New York City will re- member 1969 as year of ac- complishment, page 21; Washington must establish ground rules for communica- tions, page 24; Businessmen obviously like no-nonsense Nixon style man- agement, page 25; Johnson submits farewell spending budget of bil- lion, page 28. Soviets Plan Crew Transfer in Orbit By MICHAEL JOHNSON MOSCOW (AP) Four rookie Soviet cosmonauts, riding Soyuz 4 and Soyuz maneuver- Ing in space today for perhaps .the world's first crew transfer In orbit. A telecast from aboard.Soyuz 5 reported about an hour after its launching today that the "splendid" craft was .function- Ing normally and the three-man crew-was feeling fine. Earlier cosmonaut Vladimir Shatalov, flying alone in Soyuz 4, reported all was well aboard his craft. Shataiov was launched about :24 hours before'his com- panion ship. Retain Silence There were unconfirmed re- .ports in MOSCOW that the two ships would link up, and one of the men from Soyuz 5 would climb aboard Soyuz 4. As usual, space officials kept silent on plans for the four-man mission. The cosmonaut transfer would give the Soviets another "first" in space, and also would mark the first matched the U. S. feat of manned docking in orbit. Ship commander Boris Voly- nov reported in, the telecast from Soyuz 5 that he and his two fellow crewmen withstood the launch "very well" and had begun unspecified "joint experi- ments" with Shatalov's craft. The telecast, relayed by vi- deotape on Moscow television, showed Volynov and research engineer Yevgeny Khrunov smiling and relaxing in the cab- in. The third man aboard, Alex- ei Yeliseyev, was not within camera range and might have been in the spacecraft's other compartment. This is the first time since June 1963 that the Soviet Union has attempted a space feat in- volving two manned ships. It is also the .first Soviet mission with four cosmonauts in orbit si- multaneously. Tass said Soyuz 5 was launched at a.m. EST. So- yuz 4 was launched at a.m. Tuesday. Within 45 minutes after the second launch, Moscow televi- sion began a videotaped report from the launch site. The an- nouncer said television cover- age would be "complicated" be- cause of fog in the region. Wave Farewell The three cosmonatus were sbiwn walking up to the rocket, boarding the elevator alongside the steaming rocket, pausing at the entrance to the space cap- sule, high above the launching pad, and waving farewell. Among those on the ground was Boris Yegorov, member of a Ihrec-man mission in 1964. As the countdown proceeded, the television screen showed the support scaffolding being pulled back, leaving the enormous rocket standing alone. Then, with a tremendous roar and burst of four flaming ex- haust jets, the rocket made gentle lift-off and rose slowly into the sky. The television cam- era followed its smoky trial un- til it almost passed out of view. A, telecast from inside the space capsule then showed two of the cosmonatus smiling and waving to the camera. The third was out of camera range. Soyuz 5 went into an orbit with a high point of 143 miles and a low of 125 miles, at an an- gle of 51.4 degrees to the equa- tor. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Classifieds 37 IF YOU WANT A FREE PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT, SEEMS. INDIAN HEAD NATIONAL BANK Member F.D.I.C. Sale Interior Latex Wall Paint Gal. Nashua Wallpaper Co, 121 W. Pearl St. 882-9411 Open Thurs. nights'til I: M FREE CHECKS for Junior Senior Citizens NASHUA TRUST COMPANY F. D. I. C. 37, 38, 39 Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Kelly Lawrence Obituaries 34 Pearson 4 Sports 18, 19 Suburban, News Taylor 4 Television 7 Theaters 37 Dr. Thosteson 27 Weather 2 FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. intuit Nmhui 465-2267 sion for 15 minutes and Ber- trand Bouchard seconded. Upon reconvening, the board progressed through the llth bal- lot without breaking the stand- still tie. Joyce then moved that the al- dermen proceed to other busi- ness on the agenda and to re- turn to the balloting after this business was completed. A light agenda awaited the aldermen and after whipping through it, fbey returned to bal- loting for city clerk. The deadlock held fast through the 25th ballot when Joyce moved the board recess for half an hour. The aldermen and spectators milled about, the chamber until when voting resumed. By the 30th ballot, no one had switched allegiance and the ini- tial 6-6 deadlock prevailed. Maurice Bouchard then moved for a 10-minute recess for an executive session of the board. The recess lasted for about an hour and half during which each of the four candidates were called before the aldermen and questioned again as to qualifica- tions. Several aldermen report that during the recess, three test bal- lots on a "second choice" for city clerk taken but they ended up in a 1-8 tie. To break the tie, Guilbert was LIONEL GUILBERT proposed as a compromise can- didate. The aldermen reconvened their public meeting and with the 31st ballot, Guilbert stood elected as the successor to the.late Ed- ward S. LeBlanc. Joyce then moved rules be suspended to allow Dion's re- election as Ward 8 alderman. Bertrand Bouchard seconded.', Jean Questions But resistance was encoun- tered from Jean who questioned the legality of" the" niove since the aldermen had not had time to .consider any other candi- dates. CITY CLERK Fait I 24 Die, 17 Lost In 'Big E' Fire PEARL HARBOR U.S. Navy counted 24- dead, 9 injured and 17 missing today after series of explosions and fire swept the flight deck of nuclear aircraft carrier Enter- prise on a training exercise. The carrier, world's biggest warship, made it back to port Tuesday under her own power from the scene of the dis- aster. 75 miles southwest of, Hon- olulu. A Navy source first attributed the Initial explosion, to a bomb falling from an airplane landing on the carrier. Later this was officially retracted and a Navy spokesman stated that the cause of the blasts was under Investi- gafion. The ships .nuclear power plant was not affected. Planes from the Enterprise were taking part in an exercise Tuesday morning at Kahoolwe, an uninhabited island used as a bombing range, pending rede- ployment to the. Western Pacif- ic. It has been in action off Viet- nam several times. Called "Big E" The Enterprise, known to her men as the "Big had launched one flight of planes and was preparing to send off'a second group armed with live bombs and rockets. Sailors on the flight deck said the first explosion apparently occurred in or near an F4 Phan- tom jet parted about TS feet, from the stern oi the- ship. "I was' walking forward ttie flight deck when tht first plosion knocked me said Petty Officer'Billy'Hawk, of Austin, Tex: picked TttfM up, ran to a {ire station and started getting .put gear.' "A fire unit'went by we into the scene. -There was another explosion and the man who..had the end of the'fire wasn't there any more." At a dockside confer- ence following Die arrival rf the Enterprise, Nary officials said there were it least 10 .erpls- lions. Most of .the missing-ip-' parently wen Mown off the deck into the tea. "I saw people physically blown out ol the area where the fire started and get up and 'back said Chief Warrant Officer Jim Helten, W, of San Diego, Calif. "There was multi- tudes of heroism." When the fire was finally brought under control, nearly three hours after it began, Het ten found that, a piece of metal had been blown into his right leg. His injury was not serious. "I heard the first explosion and saw a big ball of said Larry Upchurch, 25, of Dal- las, Tex., a flight deck chief. started toward the area and was 24 DIE 1 Cyclists May Face New Requirements CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The House has passed a bill to re- quire motorcyclists to install footrests and rearview mirrors on their machines. State Rep. Stanley Hamel, R- Seabrook, chairman of the House Transportation Commit- tee, says the new requirements simply makes New Hampshire law confirm with federal safety equipment regulations. Consider Further Sent to the House Appropria- tions Committee for further con- sideration was a bill seeking I study of model traffic or- dinances for municipalities. The House also passed three other .bills and killed four. Passed were bills to: special number plates for county commission- ers. restrictions on the denominations on county bonds. appointments to fill vacancies in boards of supervi- Penian Rug FOR Our Sale is on. Rugs washed for the price of 1 Sato For 1 month only MainSt. CaUWtMN sors of the vote checklists shall be for unexpired terms. The House bill'rela- tive to time for payment of funds into the state treasury.'' Also ailed'were bills to: every plant with 100 or more employes hire in.industrial nurse. towns to combine tht offices of clerk and treasurer, f investment of money borrowed in anticipation of taxes.., v N.H, Police Install Cameras in Cars CONCORD, N.H..., From now on when you're dry- ing in New Hampshire you may be on film. And if you ire. yM may wish it Kid never hap- pened. State Police are installing cameras in several patrol cm so that in cases of vJoUOota the road they will hare ttre rrt- dence. Film ind troopers to questiM ind play back UN dence if needed. Similar systems MW Mt Connect lent Und, 11   

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