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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 21, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle "With my mid the old- timer, "if I died and came back as a dog, my wife would come back as a flea." 1969 Telegraph's Year.As A Daily Newspaper C J raph Weather Cloudy, ColdTenloHt Llttlt FULL RlPOtt ON FAfil VOL. 100 NO. 273 Established October JO, 1IM Incorporated at a Daily March 1, 18M NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1969 Second Clan P At Nashua, N. H. 18 PAGES Prktt TEN CENTO City Accused In Dog-Killing By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER A writ of attachment filed against the city and Dog Officer Adelard J. Landry for damages caused by the alleged killing of a dog belonging to a Reeds Ferry man cites the lack of a municipal dog pound as a source of grievance. The writ is returnable in Nashua District Court Feb. 4. It was filed by Nicholas Pantelas on behalf of Andrew J. Sikora, R.F.D. 2, Reeds Ferry. Referred To Solicitor having "negligently, carelesely, It was served In the .city clerk1! wilfully, and' unlawfully killed" department yesterday afternoon...... from where it was referred to City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gormley Jr. Gormley laid today he has not bad sufficient time to study the charges and could not comment tn them. In the writ, ttie city is named as a defendant because of actions taken by Landry pertaining to disposal of Sikora's dog and be- cause it has failed to maintain a dog pound as required by law. Sikora maintains that his Ger- man Shepherd dog, Tarzan, man- aged to escape from its specially- built kennel during the early hours of Nov. 2 and ran away. Hie dog was reported missing to police authorities in Amherst, MUford, Merrimack and Nashua, the writ continues, whereupon Sikora was referred by Nashua police to Landry. Sikora .according to the writ, was advised by Landry that he had not picked up any stray Ger- man Shepherd dogs nor had h> received any reports of any such dog having been seen. Landry is further alleged to have said that should he come upon any such information he would inform Sikora. Receives Call The writ states that. in reply tn an advertisement in the Tele- graph, Sikora received a tele- phone call advising him that a dog answering the description of Tarzan had been turned over to Landry. Landry, the writ states, denied having picked up any such animal but "when further confronted with information the dog officer had possession of the missing dog ...Landry admitted that he had in fact picked up the dog belong- ing to the plaintiff and had de- stroyed the dog Nov. 2. The dog officer is charged with the dog, knowing that the doj had been reported missing by Sikora. The writ states that the city "is required by law, through V.a mayor, wMi'the assistance id cooperation of its dog officer to select a suitable place for Im- pounding animals and for animals held in confinement to bt claimed by their rightful owner." The city, the writ notes, hat violated its own law because It does not have a dog pound. After the adoption of dog con- trol ordinance by referendum in 1964, the city made arrange ments with Dr. Homer F. Mir Murray to board stray dogs at his kennel for a month. The arrangement came to an end early in 1968 after the veter- inarian notified the city hg wished to raise his fee to (300 per month. Authorize Mayor 'Sullivan was authorized by the finance committee to make other arrangements. At the moment, the city is with- out a pound although Sullivan has said a limited amount of strays are accommodated at the Hu- mane Society's facilities. During a recent aldermanlc dis- cussion on the lack of a pound, Sullivan said kennel Operators de- clined to take in stray dogs be- cause of possible distemper in- fections. And, he added, zoning and neighborhood resistance have deterred dog enthusiasts from considering maintaining a pound. At the Jaycee award dinner Saturday night, Sullivan said solution of the dog pound prob- lem may be a worthy project for the Jaycees to take on in 1969. According to the ordinance, dogs are impounded for a certain period before they can be dis- posed of. Nixon Starts Task Of Guiding Nation Scenes During Inauguration Richard M. Nixon (top re- ceives oath as the 37th President of the United States from Chief Justice Earl Warren as Nixon's wife, Pat, holds two family Bibles for him in Washington, D. C, President Lyndon B. Johnson "is behind Justice Warren. Bottom photo shows police charging into a group of anti-war demonstrators who attempted to block the President's parade route. (AP Wirephotos) By GAYLOBD SHAW WASHINGTON (AP) President Richard Milhouse Nixon, the pomp and pag- eantry of the inauguration day behind him, turned to- day to the somber tasks of guiding the nation through turmoil at home and war abroad. The politician whose ca- reer one teetered on obliv- ion began his term as the 37th President Monday with a pledge "to conse- crate my office, my ener- gies, and all of the wisdom I can summon, to the cause of peace among nations." Calls Meeting Even before he plunged into the merry whirl of Monday night's inaugural Republicans celebrated their re- turn to power after an eight- year new President had arranged for a meeting of the National Security Council to- Nixon also planned to meet with Gen. Earle Wheeler, chair- man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and aides said he would confer soon with his Cabinet and Urban Affairs Council. In the heady atmosphere of Inauguration Day, the former transfer of presidential power from Democrat Lyndon B. John- son to. Republican Nixon was carried out in peace and har- mony. The day was marred, howev- er, by brief and scattered but sometimes bloody confronta- tions between police and a small band of antiwar protesters who tried but failed to seriously dis- rupt the inauguration events. It was at p.m. Monday that the 56-year-old son of a Cal- ifornia grocer stood in the shad- ow of the towering Capitol dome and, with his right hand upraised and his left hand on two family Bibles held by his wife Pat, repeated in a firm and City Labor Dispute Astronomers Discover Flashing Star Stays Unsolved An overtime pay dispute Involv- ing the 1968 Department of Pub- lic Works'labor contract was dis- cussed at a lengthy arbitration meeting yesterday at City Hall but no decision was rendered. It is expected a decision may be announced in the next several weeks. Representing the American Ar- bitration Association was William J. Fallon of Boston, Mass. At issue is whether the retroac- tive five per sent raise granted Abortion Bill To Be Aired CONCORD, s N.H. (AP) Rep. Cleon Heald, R-Keene, chairman of the House Public Health Committee, told news- men today his committee plans to meet in executive session Wednesday to review testimony on the controversial abortion bill. Heald said there have been many "misconceptions" about the measure. He said' several organizations and individuals have urged the committee to vote for or against the measure because they thought it was bill oh birth control or "the population explosion." Heald stressed that "it Is a medical bill it has nothing to do with birth control." He ex- plained that the bill would per- mit legal abortions in certified hospitals with the approval of a committee of doctors. the DPW employes last year cov- ers retroactive overtime. Mayor Contends When the dispute broke in No- vember, Mayor Dennis J. Sulli- van, BPW chairman, maintained that the raise did not cover retro- active overtime. Union officials said they signed the contract with the understand- ing the raise granted would apply to retroactive overtime. City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gorm- ley Jr., represented the oity in the arbitration session. Reprsentr ing the BPW were Commissioner Conrad H. Bellavance, Director Travis L. Petfy, Office Manager Lionel Guilbert, and Sullivan. Alice Dube, the mayor's secre- tary, was asked to testify on prep- aration of the contract and Alder- man Edmond A. Dionne was an observer. Representing the union were In- ternational Representative Daniel Coyne of Providence, R.I.; Wil- liam J. McDonough of Manches- ter, president of Council 68, New Hampshire Public Robert Healy, Council 88 staff representative; RonaM Jenkins, president, Local 365, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employes Henry Local 3S5 sec- retary; and Ansel Grandmaison, a member of the local's executive board. 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"These are the so-called-pulsars whose highly, rhythmic pulses have been observed since 19B7 by radio telescopes. This constitutes the first un- equivocal observation of a pul- sar in visible light. At first, because of their strange' properties, they were suspected, of being artificial beacons erected by distant civ- ilizations. Their British discov- erers called them "LGM's" (for "little green They are now widely thought to be extremely dense cores, or ''neu- tron left after the cata- Bill to Alter City Charter A UU to change Nashua's city charter is being drafted by State Sen. Richard W. 'Leonard for in- troduction in the legislature. Leonard said he is not prepared to say specifically what charter changes he will propose. He said at this time he is recruiting sug- gestions from various sources on desirable changes. Any changes approved by the legislature would require subse- quent approval in a local refer- endum for adoption. clysmic collapse and explosion of a burned-out star. The Crab Nebula is the rem- nant of such an explosion, seen on earth in 1054. A revised esti- mate of its distance puts it at light years, which means that it took the light of the ex- plosion years to reach the earth. Yet it was so brilliant that it was clearly visible at midday. In 1942 Dr. Walter'Baade of the Mount Wilson Observatory in California identified a star in the Crab Nebula that, he pos- tulated, was the .remnant of that explosion. Dr. Rudolph Minkpw- ski of the University of Califor- nia reported evidence that the surface of the star was extreme- ly million de- grees Fahrenheit. It has now been found that the star is flashing at roughly 30. times a second, with inter- mediate flashes of lesser inten- sity. It was this pulsar which was found last year to be slowing yits pulse rate. It was then found that all four of the origin- al pulsars, discovered by the British in 1967, are slowing (though almost imperceptibly) and a sixth has also .been shown to be similarly "decaying." It was predicted by Dr. Thom- as Gold of Cornell University pulsars, were, -in fact, fast-rotating neutron their pulse rates would slow down. Generally, the youngest neutron stars would be spinning the fast- est and losing their momentum (slowing most rapidly, according to this hypothesis. -v Occurred Recently The pulsar in the Crab Nebula is the fastest known (the others .pulse :at rates as slow as less than once a The Super- nova explosion that presumably treated it is one of the more recent to have occurred near the earth in terms of astronom- ical distances. While a number of observato- ries have been looking for flash- ing stars associated -with pul- sars, the pulsar in the Crab Nebula was thought to be a poor candidate. It was .felt that it would be masked by the light of the Nebula itself. However, three astronomers of the Uni- versity of Arizona- at Tucson, using a 36 inch reflector, de- cided to have a look. They were Drs. W. John Cocke, Michael J. Disney and Donald J. Taylor. Using a sp'e- Hudson Girl Is Missing HUDSON A 16-year-old Hud- son girl has been reported miss- ing since Jan. 15, Police Chief Andrew J. Polak said today. The missing girl, identified as Patricia Bonnette, of 30 Cedar St., is 5'4" tall, weighs 125 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes. Polak- said the girl was last seen wearing a green coat with gold buttons and a brown leather skirt. He said that if anyone knows of her whereabouts, to contact the police immediately. Road Toll Reaches 7 WHITEFIELD, N.H. (AP) The death of Mrs. Merle Park- er, 78, of Whitefield, brought New Hampshire's highway fa- tality toll for the year to sev- en. Police said the woman was crossing Route 3 here Monday afternoon when she was struck by a panel truck operated by James Walker, 30, of Little-, ton. A police officer was quoted as saying the death was believed to be the first pedestrian fatali- ty in the history of the North Country community. dal computer system to look for rapid flashes, they detected on the night of Jan. 15 in the vicinity of the star postulated 27 years ago as the Supernova Remnant. The flashing was confirmed by the McDonald Observatory of the University of Texas and by the Kilt Peak National Ob- servatory in Arizona. Dr. Stephen P. Maran of the Kitt Peak Group, reached by telephone, said that on Sunday night, with the observatory's 84-inch reflector, it was possible to identify without question the flashing star as that proposed by Dr. Badde as the Supernova Remnant. Discoveries of recent days have brought to 27 the number of known pulsars. They tend to lie close to the Milky Way, in- dicating their association with that enormous system of stars of which man's solar system is a part. Man Held In Larceny A former Nashua man appeared in Nashua District Court today on charges of larceny from a person, and was bound over to the April term of Superior Court. Bail was set at Nashua police said that Frank R. Dukette, 21, formerly of 3 Whitney St., and now of Manches- ter, Vt., was arrested In connec- tion with the Jan. 8 robbery of Mrs. Alma Ouellette, 88% Palm Street. Police Chief Paul J. Tracy said that Ouellette was walking home on Kinsley Street when her purse was snatched by two un- known males. The purse contained 1220. A 16-year-old Juvenile from Nashua has also been picked up and will face Juvenile Court action. forceful voice the 35-word oath administered by Chief Justice Earl Warren. Spiro T. Agnew, former Mary- .land governor and son of a Greek Immigrant, had been sworn in moments earlier as vice president. Looking on were President Johnson and Hubert H. Hum- phrey, the Democratic vice president whom Nixon narrowly defeated in November's general election. Then, after cannons roared out a 21-gun salute and the Ma- rine Band played "Hdil to the Nixon delivered his 17- minute inaugural address in sol- emn and restrained tones. Stresses Peace With satellite television beam- ing his words to countless mil- lions around the world, Presi- dent Nixon said that "For the first time, because the people of the world want peace and the leaders of the world are afraid of war, the times are on the side of peace." "The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peace- .he said without specifi- cally mentioning the Vietnam war he inherited. "This honor now beckons chance to help lead the world at last out Of the valley of turmoil, and onto that high ground of peace that man has dreamed of since the dawn of civilization." "Let us take as our goal: where peace is unknown, make it welcome; where peace Is fragile, make it strong; where peace is temporary, make it permanent." An era of negotiation is dawn- Ing, Nixon said. he add- ed, "to all those who would be tempted by weakness, let us leave no doubt that we will be as strong as we need to b'e for as long as we need to be." The President promised to press urgently forward at home for full employment, better housing, excellence in educa- tion, rebuilding of cities and im- proving rural ireas. But, hi cautioned, "we are reaching the limits of what government alone can "What has to be done, be done by government and peo- ple together or it will not be done at Nixon slid. He called for unity, saying "No man can be fully free white his neighbor is not. To go forward at all is to go forward together.. This means black and white to- gether, as one nation, not A few hours later, Nixon caught a glimpse of (he "rau- cous discord" he mentioned in his As the President rode ln> bul- let-proof black limousine .from the Capitol to the White House, a band of antiwar demonstra- tors hurled rocks-and other de- .bris from the sidewalk; Ignores Protesters None of the debris struck the presidential car, and Nixon pointedly ignored, the 'protester! by turning to wave at the crowds on the .other side- of Pennsylvania Avenue. Just, prior to this incident, and several times later, the demon- strators tangled with, some "'.of the nearly policemen arid National by paratroopers from Ft. Bragg, lined.'. the city's streets.' Never did the shouting-dem- estimate placed their numbers at in ;the crowd of perhaps within a block of the bullet-re- sistant glass booth from which Nixon, his wife, their -.daughteri Julie and Tricia and other friends and. dignitaries watched the two-and-a-half hour inaugu- ral parade. The changeover from Demo- cratic to a Republican adminis- tration as symbolized- derit Nixon's inaugural address was by leader! of both political parties and gov- NKON Pair I Plan Would Obscene Matter FREE CHECKING for Junior Senior Citizens NASHUA TRUST COMPANY MEMBKB 1. D. I, 0, WALLPAPER SALE Save up to 50% on new 1969 patterns Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Open Thurs, '01 IF YOU WANT A FREE PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT, SEE US. INDIAN HEAD NATIONAL BANK Member F.D.-I.C. CONCORD, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire House mem- bers have introduced a number Of new bills ranging from stiffer regulation on the distribution of obscene matter to setting fees licenses. Rep. George Stafford, R- Laconia, majority whip, is spon- soring a measure that would make it illegal for adults to show obscene matter to any ju- venile, even a member of his own family. Criticizes Law "The way the law reads says. Stafford, "an 18- year-old can show his brother or cousin some obscene litera- ture or material and not be prosecuted." Rep. Roger Smith, R-Concord, has introduced a bill aimed at curbing the use of the state's vi- tal statistics for commercial purposes. Smith said he intro- duced the bill for Marian Col- by, stale registrar and director- of vital records and public health. Mrs. Colby said, "The big question here is who has a rightful interest in the bureau's records. We have had many re- quests from commercial firms, credit bureaus and the like wanting material. "Under the law I have broad powers in creating regulations in this matter, but I could not make a regulation over this be- cause of the broad Interpreta- tion that can be given to the 'right-to-know she said. John Maglaras, D-Dover, has submitted a bill raising fees for barber licenses and giving the state's board on barbers more power to watch the practice. A major appropriation bill in- volving funds for water pollu- tion control 'aid to municipali- ties was introduced by Rep. H. Thomas UWe, R-New Hamp- ton. "The bill would authorize a bond issue, to borrow on the state's credit" up to for prefinancing of the state's portion of water pollution aid to municipalities, he said. "You see, what's happened is that the federal government says it approves of the nine projects we have planned for New Hampshire, but that Is no money .to use ai the fed- eral share for financing right now. "Some municipalities have gone ahead with pre-financingi" Urie added. "We want to give these, communities the differ- ence between the 50 per cent federal financing which may come at a later date and the 30 per cent financing the city or town went into." Specifically, money would ge towards prefinancing of secon- dary treatment Pen- acpok, Lebanon, Manchester, Nashua and Plymouth. A fresh bid'is. being madeite create annual sessions of the legislature. A proposed constitu- tional amendment sponsored by Rep. Milton -Cafe, R-Cbncprd. would allow the'lawmakers to meet 45 days in each calendar year of the biennium. Secretary of State Robert Stark said Monday that Rep. John Wright Jr., R-Merriniack, has resigned from the legisla- ture. Proposals Vary Other measures filed in the legislature include: A bill to tabs away t mo- torist's driver's license for year if he were-involved in ah accident after drinking. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Earle Re- mick, R-Tamworth. A measure to suspend driv- er's privileges for five days up- on conviction of stop sign or speeding violations. Remick ii the sponsor. A bill guaranteeing over- time for law enforcement em- ployes after 40 hours worked one week. A bill establishing a 40- hour work week for law tn: forcement employes and over- time for work after 44 The bill is sponsored by Alfred Welch, R-Andover. A measure to tax the-real and personal; property of the state Liquor Commission. Tht sponsor of the measure is Sen. William Gove, R-Concord. Several measures establish- ing commissions and commit- teei to study election laws, home.rule, real estate tax ex- emptions for the elderly and state financing tl higher educa- tion. 'PenUn Ru9 Galleries FOR Our Sale Is on. S Rugs washed for the price of 1 Sale For 1 month only FUEL OIL SAVE MORE WKh
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