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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 20, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle The best way to save face is to keep the lower half closed. 1969, The Ttltgroph's Ytor A Daily Ntwtpaptr Weather Cloudy, Cold Tonight Roin Likely Tuesday FULL REPORT ON PAOI TWO VOI 100 ND 272 Established ai i Weekly October JO, Utt VOL. 100 NO. 272 incorporated a Daily March 1, Wl NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY, JANUARY Second Cliu PotUfe Paid At Nashua, N. H. 20 PAGES Price TEN COTTi Nixon Takes Oath As 37th President Police Guard Stands The U.S. Capitol is reflected on rain-covered street Sunday as policeman stands guard over stands where Richard M. Nixon was inaugurated as President today. Up to soldiers and police formed the tightest security ever devised for a presidential inauguration. (AP Wirephoto) WASHINGTON (AP) Richard 'Milhous Nixon, "by bulletproof glass and the tightest se- curity ever devised for an Inauguration, today be- came the 37th President of a nation beset by dissent, Inflation and an Asia war. Accepts Office In pageant almost as old as tte Republic, the California gro- ton repeated 35 tradition- hallowed words and accepted 'the power and the agony of the office that eluded him eight years ago. "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office ef President of the United the 58-year-old Nixon intoned, his hand resting on two family Bibles held by his wife, Pat. "And will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United he repeated aft- Chief Justice Earl Warren, a one-time political foe adminis- tering the oath for the' fourth probably last time. Before Nixon took the oath his vice president, Spiro T. Agnew, was sworn in by Senate Minori- ty Leader Everett M. Dirksen. The historic tableau was played out on a stand before the Capitol, its participants shielded on three sides by broad panes of bulletproof glass and guarded above by armed federal agents scanning the crowds with spe- cial wide-angle devices. As the totems of power passed from Lyndon Johnson to Rich- ard Nixon, from Democrat' to Republican, from "Great Socie- ty" to "Forward Together" belt- copters carrying Secret Service- men hovered in the leaden skies nearby- Capital streets, lined with more than soldiers and stands where victorious Repub- licans Jostled with antiwar pro- testors, were damp from three days of rain. In outlying areas of the capi- tal armed National Guardsmen patrolled with city police. Min- gling in the downtown crowds were plainclothes experts from Chicago, New York and Phila- delphia. Sends Message From a hospital bed a scant three miles from the inaugural, scene, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent a message urging his countrymen to unite behind the man who served him as vice president for eight years. "The nature of the next four years Is in tRe hands of all the said Eisenhower who is making a slow recovery at Wal- ter Reed Army Hospital from his seventh heart attack. "No longer are we partisans lii a presidential said Eisenhower. "Now we'are Americans together." The 77-year-old general, stricken by his last attack just hours after urging the Republi- can National Convention to nominate Nixon, ended his mes- Nixon Will Search For Peace By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon launched his admin- istration today, declaring "the times are on the side of peace" and history beckons America "to help lead the world at last out of the valley of turmoil." In the text of his inaugural ad- dress from the steps of the Capi- tol, Nixon said that at home the nation faces "a crisis of the spirit" and needs an answer of the spirit. "We have found ourselves rich in goods but ragged in spirit reaching with magnificent pre- cision for the moon, but'falling into raucous discord here on he said. LBJ Leaves Capital As Private Citizen By MARTHA COLE WASHINGTON (AP) While Richard M. Nixon stands in the cpotiight today as" the nation's 37th President, Lyndon Baines Johnson quietly leaves the na- tional capital, a private citizen for the first time in 31 years. The plans called for Johnson, after escorting Nixon to the Capitol for the oath-taking cere- monies, to have a quiet, lunch with outgoing Defense Secretary Clark Clifford and then fly on an Air Force plane'to his ranch in Teras. Sentiment-Filled While Johnson has said he has. looked forward to exchanging the 1600 Pennsylvaia Ave. ad- dress of the White House for Ranch Road No. 1, Johnson City, Tex., his last days in office as 36th President have been filled with sentiment and expressions of good will. Rep. Wright Quits Post MERRIMACK Rep. John.W. Wright has submitted his resig- nation to Secretary of State Ro- bert Stark. Stark said he his forwarded Hit tetter of resignation to the House of Representatives. He Hid that Wright cited moving out of the state 14 reason for the resignation. Wright was elected to the post !n 1966, re-elected last year. He is the former Hillsborough County chairman of :the Republi- can party, and was vice-chair- man of the Education Committee from 19M to 1967. PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. Pearl St. Finesf'in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY Telephone Open 11 A.M. to 2 A.M. Mon. thru Sat. Sundays 3 P.M. fo Midnife 99c "I'm leaving this town with nothing but gratitude and love in my he said. The Johnson family, leaving the White House for the last time as residents about a.m. EST, first join the motor- cade that will carry Nixon to the capitql for the path taking ceremony. Leaving with him were his wife Lady Bird, their two mar- ried Robb and Luc! Nugent, and grandchil- dren, 18-months-old Lyn Nugent and 3-months-oId Luanda True to form, Johnson spent Sunday, his final full day as President, working for hours in his office cleaning up some final details. He .went to church in the morning. The Marine Corps band came by later to -serenade him while the Johnsons stood on a balcony. During the church service, the minister read a prayer written by Johnson in which he asked God to "deliver us from the fol- lies of power and pride. "Show us the uses of our strengths that will make life .better on this earth for all Thy children. In season and out, help us to hold to the purpose Thou has taught us, feeding the mm-, gry, healing the sick, caring for the needy, thrusting our young, training them up in the way that they should go." Johnson urged the Lord to help the'nation rid itself of big- otry, hate and violence, espe- cially in Washington, B.C. "Watch over his city and keep It from strife and he wrote. The differences, the criti- cisms, seem to have melted these last few days in the mel- lowness of goodbyes. It's like the signs on the backs of the city and Best Wishes, President Lyn- don B. Johnson." Answer To Crisis The chief, executive said the answer to the crisis will be found in such simple virtues as "goodness, decency, love, kind- ness." "In these difficult Amer- ica has suffered from a fever of Nixon contended, "from Inflated rhetoric that more than it could from angry rhetoric that fans discontents into hatreds, from bombastic rhetoric that postures instead of persuading." .Nixon said "we cannot learn from'one another until we stop shouting at one another." At the same time, Nixon seemed to hint that portions of. President. Johnson's Great So- ciety programs will be cpntln- ued. He promised to "press-urgent- ly forward" toward such goals as rebuilding cities, providing better housing, strengthening education, protecting the envi- ronment and seeking full em- ployment. Citing his inaugural motto, Nixon said all must go forward together if any is to be advance. "No ajan can be fully free while his neighbor is he said. "This means black and white together as one nation, not the President declared. "The laws have caught up with our conscience. What remains is to give light to what is in the law: to ensure at last that all are born equal in dignity before God, all are bom equal in dig- nity before man." Nixon's .principal emphasis clearly was on the search far peace. "For the first time, because the people of the world want peace and the leaders are afraid of war, the times are on the side of he said. To help make the world safe for mankind, he added, "is our summons to greatness." As in the past, Nixon 'asserted that "after a period of confron- tation, we are entering an era of negotiation. Let -all nations know that during this adminis- tration our lines of communica- tion will be open! We seek an open to ideas, open to the exchange of goods and people, it would In which no peo- pie, great or small, will live, in angry Isolation." These words seemed to sug- gest Nixon will at least consider resuming ties with mainland China and, perhaps, with Cdm- munlst Cuba. "We cannot expect to mafcq everyone our friends, he said, "but we can try to make no one our enemy." Assess Weaknesses Because the nation is strong, he said, it can afford to size up its weaknesses with candor and approach them with hope. "We are caught in war, want- Ing he said. "We are torn by division, wanting unity.. We see around us empty lives, wanting fulfillment. We see. tasks that need doing, waiting for hands to'do them." To meet these problems, he continued, "we need only to look within ourselves. Greatness comes in simple trappings. The simple things are the ones most needed today if we are to sur- mount what divides us and to cement what unites us." For the government's part, he promised, his administration will listen to the voices of an- guish and despair. said: "Those who have been left, out, we will try to bring in. "Those left behind, we will help to catch up. "For all of our people we will set as our goal the decent order that makes progress possible and our lives secure." Once again, he emphasizd th work of his administration will not involve tearing down in any wholesale fashion the pro- grams of the Kennedy and John- son admnistrations. But Nixon suggested govern- ment's capacity for dealing with many of the major domestic problems is limited. Noting that in the last third of a century "government has passed more laws, spent more money, initiated more pro- grams, than in all our previous Nixon said: we are approaching the limits.of what government alone can do." Mountaintop Bill To Be Entered CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The Mt. Washington Summit Author- ity bill is due for introduction in the House Tuesday. It would have the mountaintop managed by an appointed authority in- stead of the state Parks Divi- sion and Mt. Washington Plan- ning Committee. A prime backer of the meas- ure is lawbook publisher Mel- drim Thomson Jr. of Orford, who made an unsuccessful bid for the Republican gubernator- ial nomination last year. The r.easure is sponsored by Rep. Malcolm Stevenson, R- Bethlehem. FREE CHECKING for Junior Gr Senior Citizens NASHUA TRUST COMPANY MEIIBEl I. D. I, 0, WALLPAPER SALE Save up to 50% on new 1JW pattern! Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl 8S2-MH Open Thurs, nights 'ill t'.tt sage with Nixon'i Inaugural theme: "Forward together." The two inaugural Bibles, held one atop the other by Mrs. Nixon, are family heirlooms to 1828 and 1873. Perhaps in recognition of darkest issue dividing the na- tion, the Vietnam War, Nixon decided to have the two brown leather .Bibles open at the sec- ond chapter, fourth verse of Isa- iah, which says: "And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their swords into plow- shares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." Thousands of antiwar demon- strators, who planned to picket the inaugural parade, put on a noisy preview Sunday. The youthful protesters marched up Pennsylvania Ave- nue toward the Capitol shouting N.H.Toll Totals 6 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A sailor home on leave and a woman trying to cross a road .to visit relatives were killed in separate accidents during. the weekend, boosting New Hamp- shire's highway fatality toll to six for the year. In Fremont, Seaman Michael Thibodeau, 29, of Epping, died when his car struck a tree Sat- urday. Five other young per- sons were injured. In Newport, Mrs. Dorothy Si- chol, 50, of Newport, was killed by a car as she attempted to cross Route 10 Saturday. Meanwhile, it's reported Army Spec. 5 Henry.Couitt, 24, a native of Newport and recent resident of Sundapee, was killed Saturday in an auto accident in Maryland where he was sta- tioned: ..i for t Viet Cong victory and call- Ing Nixon t war criminal. The ranks were made bizarre by many participants wearing ghoulish white theatrical masks with Nixon's staged as the main act of -the first Inauguration protest in Ameri- can history. Police estimated the protest turnout at A protest lead- er, David Bellinger who also was one of the leaders of dem- onstrations at the1 Chicago Dem- ocratic National Convention and at the Pentagon, said the _ marchers numbered to The throng stretched six blocks, passing the citadels of government along Pennsylvania Avenue, snarling traffic and startling Republicans and tour- ists pouring in to see the festivi- ties. Tourists. taking in the sights gaped at 150 or so protester! who, joning hands, did a swing- ing maypole dance around the Washington monument chanting Chi Minh; NFL is gonna win." Nixon arrived in the Capital from New York about two hours after the demonstration got un- der way. But the Secret Service carefully routed his motorcade around the "counter-inaugural" parade. Standing .Ovation Nixon got a standing ovation, punctuated with whistles and cheers, Sunday night as he made his first, public inaugural a Constitutional Hall concert. Nixon, in a tuxedo, and hi! wife Pat wearing flowing white crepe gown, waved at the sellout crowd from their places in the Presidential Box. Also in the box were Nixon's two daughters, Tricia, J2, and Julie, 20, along with Julie's hus- band, David Eisenhower, Da- vid's parents, Mr: and 'Mrs. John Eisenhower and Nixon's 85 year-old aunt. Mrs. Jane Beeson of .Whittier, Calif. A huge American flag hung President Richard M. Nixon from the ceilings and Uie Nixons joined in singing the National Anthem as the concert began. Washington hotels and motels were packed with .out-of-towners arriving by car, plane, bus and trains. City fathers figured visitors were on hand Sunday night. They expected 2 million to turn out for the pa- rade barring bad weather. All the major inaugural were sold out. All seats for the parade of them bleacher perch- es that went for to sold out for the first time since Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon's Inauguration in 1953.- All the tickets were gone for the concert and the six inaugu- ral balls scattered from the Smithsonian Institution and five Washington hotels. The new President and Mrs. Nixon have promised to .drop In at all the balls and viewed the parade from an enclosed white by electric heaters and shielded by bullet- proof just outside the White House fence. Attending his last Sunday church service as President, Johnson heard a prayer he had written himself asking for world peace. Dr. George K Davis, minister of the National City Christian Church read the' prayer which he said had been written by the President. It Included thest lines: "May we, as a nation, deserve no enemies and be worthy of all our friends, striving without ceasing for a day when mankind shall not know war anymorei" Johnson attended the service with his wife, two daughters and evangelist, Dr. Billy Graham, also a friend of Nixon's, who gave the inaugural prayer. Lodge Heads Peace Parley By STEPHENS RROENING PARIS (AP) The Nixon ad- ministration's first team for the Vietnam peace talks be'gan ar- riving in Paris and; the four delegations were expected to get down to business before the end of the week. Lawrence Walsh, who will re- place Cyrus R. Vance as the U.S. delegations No. 2 man, ar- rived this morning. Henry Cabot Lodge, the delegation chief, was due tonight from Washington. Optimism Noted Walsh said on his arrival there are elements of optimism in the coming negotiations to end the war. But "the timing of it may be be added. "It would be wrong to mini- mize the difficulties Walsh told newsmen at Orly Airport. "Everyone realizes we have made a good start, but ev- eryone also realizes that there is a great deal more to be ac- complished. It seems to me the elements are here for optimism, but the timing of it may be diffi- cult." The Viet Cong's National Lib- eration Front proposed Satur- day that the first session of sub- stantive talks be held Tuesday. But Lodge said the U.S. re- sponse would have to await his arrival in Paris, and other offi- cials in Washington doubted the talks could get under way so toon. President Johnson's chief ne- gotiator at the talks, W. Averell Harriman, flew to Washington Sunday and saw both Lodge and Johnson soon after his arrival. Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky, supervisor of the South Vietnamese was ex- pected back in Paris early this week. He had returned to Sai- gon before Christmas while the talks were deadlocked over tht shape of a conference table. A sense of urgency and activi- ty pervaded all the delegations in the French capital. In Washington, Harriman told his successor the stage has been set- for "new and serious talks for a peaceful settlement" of the war in Vietnam. "You'll be hard to re- plied Lodge. "I'll do my best and look forward to consulting you and getting your At the White House Harriman told President Johnson: "I'm happy we were able to keep the train on the track in your ad- ministration and are now turn- ing it over to the new adminis- tration in a manner in1 which they.can move ahead." Quyet Tien (Determined one of Saigon's lar- gest Vietnamese was suspended today for an in- definite _ period, government sources said. The newspaper, which has a circulation of to was suspended because a gossip column slandered Vice Presi- dent Nguyen Cao Ky .and Pre- mier Tran Van Huong, tht sources said. 28 Pupils, 2 Nuns Pass Ail-Night Test Members of the Civil Defense Shelter Manager Course com- pleted several weeks of training with an all-night shelter session over the weekend. 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