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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 17, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle Vocational counselor to young man: "Your vocational aptitude test Indicates that your best opportunities exist where your father holds, an Wluential position." 1969 The Telegraph's 100th Year ph Weather Cloudy, Cold Tonight' Somewhat Warmer Saturday1'' FULL REPORT ON PAOI TWO trra inn fern EtUbBAed H.I Weekly October 20, 1U1 VOL. 100 NO. 270 incorporated 11 Dally-Kirch 1, 18M NASHUA, NEW HAMPSfflftE, FRIDAY, JANUARY Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 18 PAGES Price TEN Allied Talks Stir Speculation On Troop Withdrawals, Truce Gov. Hickel Replies Gov. Walter J. Hickel of Alaska answers questions put to him by Sen. George McGovern, D-S.D., shadow in right1 foreground, as he appeared before the Senate Interior Committee. Hickel giving the information Wednesday regarding his reasons for blocking sales by an Alaskan 'fishing cooperative to Japanese buyers. The committee is questioning him on his qualifications to become Secretary of the Interior. (AP Wirephoto) Senators Questioning Appointees' Finances By ROBERT T. GRAY WASHINGTON (AP) Two Senate committees considering top-level nomi- nations in the new admin- istration grapple today with the question of how far they should go in forcing government offi- cials to dispose of personal financial holdings. Called Again And Gov. Walter Hickel Of Alaska, designated the new sec- retary of interior, was called for a third day of testimony before the Senate Interior Committee, which has been probing deeply into 'his experience; and his views. Winton W. Blount of Alabama, head of a large construction firm, appears before the Post Office Committee on his nomi- nation as postmaster general. No difficulties are anticipated. He is the last of the 12 cabinet nominees called to Capitol Hill for committee questioning prior 'to Senate voting on confirming the appointments. Despite the prolonged interro- gation of Hickel, which may ex- tend into Saturday, and to ques- tions over private finances, all 11 nominations are expected to receive speedy approval after Nixon's inauguration Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield indicated Thursday that confirmations might be completed by "next Tuesday. The questions about personal financial holdings involved Da- vid M. Kennedy, a Chicago banker named treasury secre- tary, .and David Packard .of Palo Alto, Calif.; chosen deputy secretary of defense. The Senate Finance Commit- tee, interviewing Kennedy, wai -told by'one of its members ..Thursday that Kennedy's stock- trust proposal constitutes "a clear conflict-of interest." Sen. .Albert Gore, D-Tenn., said in a letter to the committee that under the trust Kennedy would, not be actually divesting himself of stock in the Continen- tal Illinois Bank, which he has headed. Gore said some of his objec- tions applied also to Packard's plan to place in a trust, from which he would not profit, the million worth of stock he owns in the' Hewlett-Packard Co. Since 1947, top Pentagon of- ficials have been required to 'sell stock holdings. The Senate Arms Services Committee acts on Packard's npmination today-after passing on Rep; Melvin- R. Laird, R- Wis., as secretary of Defense. appointees ei- ther or are due to receive shortly, advance approval of the various Senate committees! Unofficial Procedure The procedure is: unofficial. Nixon will.submit the nomina- tions formally Monday and advance.hearing procedure will permit prompt action. In commenting on the con- flict-of-interest issue that ha's- been praised in the Kennedy and Packard nominations, Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen said, "We seem to be going little far." "I'd put emphasis on charac- ter and- not stock he said. By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON (AP) U. S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker and Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, the U. S. mili- tary commander in Viet- nam, conferred today with President Nguyen Van Thieu on U. S. troop with- drawals and', a possible cease-fire in light of the break in the peace talks deadlock. Agree To Negotiate The meeting took place lesi than 24 hours after an an- nouncement from Paris that the United States, North Vietnam, South Vietnam and the Viet Cong's National Liberation Front will begin four-way talks Saturday....... Earlier, the U.S. Air Force disclosed it is reviewing its con- tingency plans for a troop with- drawal or a cease-fire. One source said the meeting was "pretty high level also attended by Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky and Foreign Minister Tran Chanh'" Thanh. The informant said the leaders discussed "a whole spectrum of things" for nearly two hours. Topics included: of American troops, how many and how soon. truce, which could mean a total cease-fire, a partial cease-fire or a "cease-fire in place." The latter means all troops -would simply stay where they are, without mounting any new operations or continuing any old ones. to retaliate if the ene- my should attack Saigon during the new negotiations. "In other said the "would this mean an automatic resump- tion of bombing North Viet- demilitarized zone. Ky, supervisor of South Viet- nam's Paris delegation, is scheduled to return to Europe early next week. U. Alexis Johnson, undersec- retary of state for political 'af- fairs in the incoming Nixon ad- a sched- uled meeting with Thieu later today. A spokesman for the U.S. Mission said he had a bad case of flu. Johnson has been conferring with top American and South Vietnamese officials since Wednesday. He is scheduled to leave for Washington Saturday to report his findings to Presi- dent-elect Nixon, but the spokes- man said his departure may delayed by .his illness. While Abrams is against with- drawing any combat units from Vietnam before mid-July, sources said he has reluctantly 'accepted the fact that some troop withdrawals will be made relatively soon. Informants close to-Thieu said the initial withdrawal announce- ment could specify from to men without a timeta- Premier Quoted On Thursday, Premier Tran Van Huong was -quoted by a spokesman as saying he be- lieves the United Stales could begin a withdrawal of Project Assured The Nashua Housing Authori- ty has been informed that a loan aiid grant contract for the Myr- tle Street project is on its way for signature, Noel E. Plante, NHA chairman said today. Signature of the contract, he said, will complete .the approval process for the long-delayed proj- ect and funds can then be re- ceived to initiate property acqui- sitions. The contract Is being forwarded by the New York regional office of the Department of. Housing and Urban Development, Plante said the move comes about a month ahead of sched- ule and funds for property acqui- sition should be available soon. men a month without compro- mising the war effort. Small skirmishes and over- night shillings of South Viet- namese towns and bases contin- ued, but there was no signifi- cant ground fighting. U.S. headquarters reported the 51st significant incident of enemy activity in the demilita- rized zone since the Nov. 1 bombing halt of North Vietnam. A communique said North Viet- namese troops hidden in bunk- ers .fired on a light observation plane Thursday over the south- ern half of the six-mile wide zone. American artillery retal- iated, smashing three bunkers. On the Batangan Peninsula, an allied task force tightened its' cordon on North Vietnamese regulars and Viet Cong believed holed up in the area 340 miles northeast of Sai- gon. Now five days old the oper- ation still has not encountered any major resistance. Military spokesman also re- ported that enemy mines sank one U.S. Navy boat and heavily damaged another on the Cua Viet River just below the east- ern Hank of the DMZ Thursday. Five American crewmen and one civilian -were killed 12 sail- ors and Marines were wounded, and 11 other Navy men and rines were listed as missing. City Democratic Delegation Opposes Abortion Proposal By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Democratic delegations to the New Hampshire House from the state's two largest cities reported against the controver- sial-abortion bill. The Manchester delegation- polled itself Thursday. The re- sult, announced by delegation' chairman Marcel Vachon, show that 35 representatives against the bill, 11 are unde- cided, five are in favor and five could not be reached for a vote. Laplante Report! The Nashua Democratic dele- gation, meanwhile, said Chair- man Roland Laplante, is against the bill with one exception, Mrs. Jean Wallin, sponsor of the measure. House Public Health and Wel- fare Committee Chairman Cleon Heald, R-Keene, told newsmen that it will be at least three weeks before the committee acts on the bill to allow abor- tions in New Hampshire. He said a subcommittee is go- ing to be taking .further testi- mony in private on the meas- ure. Heald said there's been diffi- culty.in keeping the public hear- ings'from getting emoftonal. Strong support has been ex- pressed for a bill1 that would ban the possession of air rifles-. At a House committee hearing Thursday, most of the support- 3 Cosmonauts Land Safely; 4th in Orbit Several Gifts Hike Art-Science Fund MOSCOW (AP) Three So- viet cosmonauts landed safely on earth today aboard Soyuz 4, reported. "The three cosmonauts feel the announcer said. They landed in the Soviet Un- ion about 25 miles northwest of Karaganda, in Kaakhstan. ;The other spacecraft involved in the mission, Soyuz 5, contin- ued its flight, piloted by. tone cosmonaut Bfris Volynov. The Jirst ship to land commanded by Vladimir Shata- lov, who was launched into orbit Tuesday. Two days later he was joined in his cabin by Alexel Yeliseyev and Yevgeny Khru- nov, who climbed aboard from Soyu the world's first crew transfer in orbit. Radio Moscow said Volynov reported from space after the landing of his comrades that he "feels excellent." There was no immediate report .on his plans for a return to earth. Soyuz in orbit Thurs- day with Soyuz 5, and then sep- arated after transfer of the two crewmen. The feat, was reported here as a step toward creation of long-term space laboratories. The- radio broadcast said So- yuz 4 landed in the "predeter- mined region" at a.m. EST, after a "smooth" para- chute descent through the earth's atmosphere. The three cosmonauts, In preparation- for their landing, A gift of to the Arts and Science Center Building Fund from Doehla G r e e tin g Cards, Inc., and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Doehla was revealed to- day by Stanley D. Anderson, president of the corporation, and a member of the Center's board of: directors. At the same time, John A. Carter, campaign chairman, an- nounced three individual gifts totaling Mr. and Mrs.. Archie M. Slawsby.will contri- bute- to the Fund; Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Stevens, Jr., and Mrs. C. H. Babbitt, "These Carter said, "are; fine examples of the gen- erosity needed to reach the goal. They demon- strate an understanding of TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby, Biossat Classifieds 14 15, 18, 17 Editorial Comics M Crossword 15 Financial 3 Hal Boyle 14 Jjiwrence 4 Nishiia Scene 4 Obituariel 1 Pearson '4 Reston 5 12, 13 Sports Suburban News Taylor 4 Television IS, D. Thosfeson Weather J unique opportunity facing our community in this major under- taking." Aids Community Anderson, in reporting his com- pany's gift, said that it is an expression of Harry Dpehla's be- lief in the value or an Arts and Science Center as an essential force in a growing community. He has been active in promot- ing the growth of the Center's programs in the past and was the donor of the first awarded in the first juried re- gional competition for painten and sculptors in New England, which was held at .the- Nashua Center in September." The show was juried by Edward F. Fry. associate curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Archie Slawsby's interest In the arts is well known in Na- shua, and he had been-an ac- tive board member since Center's incorporation in 1861. He is treasurer the Center's board. In expressing.the appreciation of the Center's board and the committee chairmen, C.a r t e r said, "The Center will recognize such generosity on the part of corporations and individuals in an appropriate manner when the new building is a reality." Soviet cosmonauts Alexei Yeliseyev, Vladimir Shatalbv and Yevgeny Khru- nov, left to right; are shown in cabin of spacecraft during training on earth. Yes- terday in space; Yeliseyev and Khrunov transeferred from their space ship, Soy- Spacemen uz 5, to join Shatalov in Soyus 4. They spent "about an hour" outside the linked- up space ships, Radio JMoscow said. Photo from Tass. (AP Wirephoto via cable from Moscow) FREECHECKiNG for Junior Citizens NASHUA TRUST COMPANY 1IEMEKK F. D. 1, 0, Custom Framing by Experts at. reasonable rates plus Green Stamps at Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Open Thurs. nights 'til IF YOU WANT A FREE PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT, SEE US. INDIAN HEAD NATIONAL BANK Member F.D.I.C. had strapped themselves into their seats. Then commander Shatalov made manual adjust- ments in the craft's position and fired a re-entry blast from the ship's rocket. "The ship then made a con- trolled descent through the at- the announcer said. After the rocket was switched off, he added, Soyuz 4's crew capsule was separated from the working quarters, and the-two sections plunged separately into the atmosphere. Recovery crews, "friends and journalists were the first per- sons to greet the returning cos- he said. Tass reported the cosmonauts had stowed all scientific instru- ments, films and cameras in the landing capsule, then it was separated from the ship's work- ing quarters. The storage insured safe re- turn of data gathered during the mission. Tass'give no details on the fate of the empty working quarters, but they presumably were intended to burn up during re-entry. Tass later reported first de- tails of the new self-sufficient space suits worn by the two cos- monauts who made the transfer Thursday. The suits contain compart- ments In the legs that carry an oxygen supply system, healing elements and a ventilation, sys- tem for pumping warm or cool air into the space suit. The tem- perature of the air is automati- cally controlled by a mecha- nism built into the suit. fo Be HOLLIS Board of Se- lectmen announced today that an order has been received from the State Tax Commission to have all real property in the town re-assessed. This order has been Issued in response to a complaint signed by Frederick S. Lyford, Robert W. Wadleigh, James E. Wade, and Edward P. McDuffie. PtnUn Rug FOR Our Sale is on. 3 Rugs washed for the price, of 1 Salt For 1 month only Main St. 882-5604 ers of the measure were police officials, including Manchester Police Chief Francis McGrana- ghan. He echoed the sentiments of the police officials that before the law was changed two years ago, damage from so-called b-b rifles was minimal. Among the opponents was for- mer Democratic Sen. Richard Kiley of Hooksett, who owns a gun shop. He said, the bill would deprive.sportsmen from enjoy- ing shooting air rifles. Peterson Says Gov. Walter Peterson told newsmen Thursday there's a possibility that if the legislature reduces the appropria- tion called for in his citizens task force bill that private in- dustry and the federal govern- ment could make up the differ- 'ence. Peterson said he doesn't ex- pect the House and Senate to approve "every comma" of the measure. The task force would study New Hampshire's problems and recommend solutions. In the Senate-Thursday, intro-. duced-was a resolution for'a constitutional amendment to grant the legislature greater flexibility in raising public rev- enue through the power to tax, and providing that property oth- er than land may be classified by kind, use, or amount and such classes be taxed different- ly. To Convene At 11 When the legislature returns to its fourth week of work Tues- day, it will be convening at 11 a.m., the final test of how the lawmakers want to set up the schedule of sessions. This past week House mem- .hers met at 10 a.m. and held committee hearings 'in the aft- ernoon. The first week of the legisla- ture saw the sessions in the aft- ernoons and the .committee meetings in the mornings. House members Thursday- passed a relaxed version of I bill to curb speeding in the state. The measure proposed to double the maximum penaltiei that could be imposed for speed- ing. 'The bill carried the support of'state safety officials. Before it WES amended, tht bill suggested speeders could bt fined more than on first offense, and no than on the second offense with- in a year. There was also a possibility of'a 15-day Jail iea- tence. But Rep. Stanley Wiiliarasonj R-Goshen, got the House to ap- prove an amendment aimed at protecting those drivers just barely over thi speed lias- it. His amendment specified the penalty shall not be applied at a rate greater than 55 per mils of excessive speed, for the first violation, or per mile of cessive speed .for violation. tie argued the sr-endnjent means a driver wouki have to be going 20 mils! more than speed limit "to jet book thrown at him." In other action Thursday, a bill aimed at requiring to disclose their full salaries was killed. A measure appropriate for state search and res- cue of lost persons In disaster! Was sent to the Appropriation! Committee. Among those passed was a bill allowing Franklin College to grant degrees and t measure extending the fish and game license privileges to' serv- ioemen from New Hampshire. Police Launch Plan Against Narcotics By JOHN HARRIGAN Chief of Police Paul J. Tracy in a-news conference this morn- ing announced a program to edu- cate the public on dangers and signs of drug abuse, .and to stem a growing use of narcotics in the area. Detailing the course of action to be followed, he said that Nashua "is the only city in my knowledge to have two fulltime narcotics in- spectors on the police force." The two officers, William Burns and Thomas Jeffries, recently returned from Chicago, 111., after attending meetings on drug prob- lems. They.will soon go to the Federal Narcotics Investigating Agency !n Washington to learn new tediiiques. Meetings Planned Police emphasized the educa- tional aspect of the citywide cam- paign. "We want to get parents and organizations to help us save these youngsters from mental troubles resulting from drug abuse, and save them from pos- sible future trips to the State Hos-. Chief Tracy said. A meet- ing at St. Patrick's is planned for Jan. 22, at which police will dis- cuss drug problems with parents. On Feb. 4. a program for inter- ested parents will be hold in the Nashua High School auditorium at 7 p.m. On Feb. 13, an all-day drug-abuse program will be spon- sored by the Student Government Union and the police at Rivier College. Tracy pointed out that Nashua police have Made 40 arrests in 1368 for violations of drug laws. FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. Serving Ntlhut The number of investigatloni numbers many more than that, he said. "Investigations some- times prove fruitless, because have to have an affidavit to show that we have good reason to be- lieve drugs are being used at a reported party or gathering be- fore we can go to. Getting such affidavits, takes a lot of time." Police said that persons having knowledge of drug incidents tan call police without having to disclose their identities. Placing emphasis on the parents" role in the curbing of drug abuse, offi- cials said that police will carry: on various programs to teach .parents how to recognize indi- cations of drug use- in men- children. Inspector Jeffries, when asked how large the problem was in Nashua, said, "It's too early to tai what percentage of peoplt aie using drugs, but the her arrests indicates that we definitely have a problem." said that police thought most of the drugs used locally were be- ing brought up from the Boston area or other southern areas, but that authorities could not be surt of this. Many youngsters in Nashua; Chief Tracy said, start their drug experience with glue sniffing, us- ing "airplane glue" to fill tic bags. This practice, said Tra- cy, can result in liver and brain; ailments and can lead to death by -asphyxiation.' "Store owner! should keep track of heavy buy; ers of glue and let us he said. Sgt. Everett Costa mentioned, 'the separation of tat youngsters as one of UM PriM. causes of drug abuse. '1 ht said, "ttat Ml lick the problem hi Nnhw the Police Department ait' ucale the public 
                            

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