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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 25, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Annual Industrial Review And Progress Edition.'.In.this Today's Chuckle GOSSIP: What goes in both ears and comes out of the mouth greatly enlarged. 1969 Tht Ttltgraph's 100th Year As A Doily Ntwspaptr raph E Weather Tonight Cloudy and Colder Same on Sunday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO inn vrn tit- VOL. 100 NO. 277 Established a Weekly October 20, 1831 incorporated .1 Daily March 1; NASHUA, NEW SATURDAY, JANUARY Second Clin Postage Ptld Nwhui, N, H. 64 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Enemy Demands Saigon V-? Get New Peace Cabinet Area Guardsmen In Viet Action Men of Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 197th Artillery, former Nashua-based New Hampshire National Guard unit, prepare to load and fire one of their 155mm how- itzers. The unit provides fire support for Allied forces near Phu Lbi, Vietnam, Lai Khe, and Phuoc Vinh to the north and northwest of Saigon. Captain Roland C. La-, bonte of Hudson heads the group. (U.S. Army Photo) All-Volunteer Force Urged to End Draft Bv WILLIAM BEECHER York Timu NIWI Scrnict WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird has been urged to conduct a Jl mil- lion study of the feasibility of doing away with the draft in fa- vor of an all-volunteer military force. The recommendation w a s made by an outgoing official of the Johnson administration, Al- fred B. Fitt, .assistant Secre- tary of Defense for Manpower, Pentagon sources said last night. There was no immediate indication of Laird's reaction. One of President Nixon's ma- jor pledges during the 'cam- paign was to try to establish a volunteer army -after peace has achieved in Vietnam. Enter Legislation The matter was given added Immediacy this, week when nine senators, including seven Re-. publicans, introduced legislation- calling for' ah end to the draft, with full reliance on a better- paid volunteer force, six months after the measure- would take effect regardless of the status of Vietnam. Defense officials say that Fitt, 'as one of his" last acts before leaving the Pentagon, submitted a-detailed outline for a 12-to-18- month-study of-ways to reduce, and possibly eliminate, reliance on the Selective Service System. The proposal is said, to call for a 25-man special group in the office of the Secretary of Defense, working 'fulltime on the matter. Additional work would be done by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines and by private polling organi- zations. Pentagon officials generally. have been dubious about the prospects of getting rid of the draft. Army Secretary Stanley R. Resor, a holdover from the Johnson administration, who re- Trash Collections By Bids Expected cently indicated his continuing doubt whether this could be ac- complished, said when he was named to continue in his post, that he. will "keep an open mind" on the matter. Many officials believe a volun- teer force might produce a more highly motivated, more profes- sional, -force. But... previous studies, the last major one. con-' ducted-more than three years ago, estimated that 'such -a force might cost anywhere from billion to J17 billion more a year, mostly in additional pay thought necessary to attract and retain people in competition with the private economy. One defense official said that before Laird can decide whether he can hope to rely completely on voluntary ..enlistment, he first must determine how large the armed services are likely to be after the Vietnam war is over. And such, a determination must await a detailed review o f America's worldwide strategy by the Nixon administration. "I don't doubt that a program can be devisetTto sustain a one- million-man .the official said, "perhaps even a two-mil- lion-man military establish- ment. But beyond that, I think it would be very hard to get enough volunteers without the fear o{ the draft as an-induce- ment." For most of the last-.two de- cades the armed forces have totaled well over 2.4 million men. Before the yielnam build- up .starting, in were 2.7 million men" on active duty. The number now is near- ly 3.5 million men. Candidates Proposed Last fall, when all three prin- cipal, presidential candidates were proposing either to reform or do away with the draft, Fitt ordered a re examination of previous studies possibili- ties of moving, toward-ah all- volunteer force. Sources say, however, he soon found that it would not have been sufficient merely to update the cost fig- ures of the previous studies. In- stead, he came up with a step-by- step outline of a detailed study. The proposed project would seek to determine! through na- tionwide polling, the extent to which better pay and other im- provements in living conditions might induce men to choose a military career. By Michael Goldsmith PARIS (AP) North Vietnam and the. Viet Cong opened the first session of substantive four party peace talks today by de- manding that a new "peace cabinet" replace the Saigon regime and 'send a new delegation to the Paris ne- gotiations. The Viet Cong's National Liberation Front and the North Vietnamese delega- tion chiefs were the first speakers as the talks began at the international con- ference center. Lodge Indicates Before the meeting, chief U.S. negotiator Henry Cabot Lodge indicated his "opener" would be proposed guarantees of the de- militarized zone which separates North and South Vietnam. NLF Foreign Minister Tran Buu Kiem, speaking first, vio- lently denounced the United States and the South Viet- namese governments as sup- porting "perfidious and cruel" policies..The Americans, he in- sisted, shore up "tyrannical and bloodthirsty puppets" in Saigon. Ambassador Xuan Thuy of North Vietnam was less violent in tone, but his demand for the end of the Saigon regime was couched in terms almost identi- cal with that of the NLF. As. Kiem had done, Thuy stressed political aspects of a prospective settlement. The de- velopments- suggested lines of preliminary sparring, with the Americans :and lies seeking to discuss military questions' and, the other side bearing down on the political. Thuy said there was a move- ment in .South Vietnam for for-, mation of a "peace-restoring Cabinet which is "'ready to enter into negotiations at the four-party conference." He in- sisted that the NLF is "an .in- dependent and equal party fully competent to find a political solution and to bring about in- dependence, peace and neutrali- ty to South Vietnam." Thuy based most of his policy statement on the long-discussed four points of the Hanoi govern- ment and the five points of the NLF, suggesting that both the front and Hanoi were laying down their toughest bargaining, positions. He said that if. the United States "really wants to advance to an honorable It must accept and meet four demands, which involve an end to "U.S. withdraw- al pf all U.S. troops and bases, settlement of the South Vietnam question in accord with the NLF program and eventual reunifica- tion of Vietnam without foreign interference. "The purpose of the Paris four-party conference is to find A proposal long cherished by Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan will come up for a final vote Tues- day night by the Aldermen with a recommendation for approval by their planning committee. The resolution would author- ize the municipal rubbish col- lection system to be to bid and was brought before the Board of Aldermen by Sullivan Aug. 13. Favors Plan Since that time, he has re-. ceived the go-ahead from the aldermanic finance committee to invite bids from private firms for rubbis'h collection. 'Specifications are being drawn up by Public Works Director Travis L. Petty, according to Alderman-at-Large Arthur H. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH 71 Pearson 5 Social Abby Church Classifieds 13, 15 Sports Teen- Comics 11, 12 j Television Crossword Editorial Financial Lawrence Obituaries Theaters Dr. Thosteson Weather Women's PR. IB 3 11 H.. 2 8' PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. Pearl St. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY OQr ONLY Telephone 889-4542 Open II A.M.'to 2 A.M. Mon. thru Sit. P.M. MidnlU Jean, planning committee chair- man. Jean said five private dis- posal firms have indicated an interest in bidding on the work. Sullivan has long advocated putting put rubbish collections .to bid. He maintains trash pick- ups by private rather than municipal crews would result in better service at lower costs. Any contract award would re- quire approval -By the. Board of Public Works arid the'financr committee. Fire Ruins iterry Home DERRY A fire swept through the home of Mr. and Wil- liam GusUsscn, 73 East Broad, way here, last night. The Interior of the homej.w.ss, destroyed but in adjoining'-ell and barn es- caped. Chief Walter :Boyce said cause of the fire is under investi- gation, and there is no estimate of damage available. The Gustas. sons are in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on vacation, and have been noti- fied. The three-story wooden struc- ture was built in the late 1800's. Fire engines from Deny and East Deny responded to the call at p.m. The fire was brought under control it i.m. BILLS ABE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. HEM1 TOD GET OUT OP DEBT BY CONSOLIDATING YODR BILLS PAST DUE OR NOT. YOU CAN AVOID MSB A I. AC- TIONS .DUNS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS. NOT A LOAN NO SECUBITir NO-CO-SIGNERS IP YOU OWE PAY AS LOW AS 135 WEEKLY CALL OB WRITE TODAY Fftr Peace of Mtnd Tomorrow 1271 Kim St, Minr.lietttr 669.5161 Jlnnm 108 92 'Nashua MS-mf. ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Bonn or Offici ArrtaiM Girls Invade Dartmouth Erica Rizzo (seated) and Kate Wil- ber help to put out the Daily Dartmouth at Hanover, N.H. The juniors from Man- hattanville College, Purchase, 'N.Y., are among coeds visiting hitherto all- male campus this week in academic ex- periment. (AP Wirephoto) IF A FREE PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT, SEE US. INDIAN HEAD NATIONAL BANK _____________Mtrtoer Sale Interior Latex Wall Paint Gal. Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W, Pearl St. 882-MW Open Thuri. nights 'Ul a political solution to the Viet- nam problem on the basis of re- spect for the Vietnamese peo- ple's fundamental national Thuy said. At the end of Thuy's state- ment, the conference had its first break of the day. At four nearby alcoves, food and drink had been prepared for the dele- gations. Kiem said a "vigorous popu- lar movement is developing" in .South Vietnam which demands the overthrow of the present government of President Nguy- en Van Thieu and Vice Presi- dent Nguyen Cao Ky. He said this movement de- manded "the formation of a cabinet for the restoration of peace which has the good will to negotiate at the four-sided conference." Aldermen Will Fill 2 Seats; Deputy Clerk, BPW Office By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER Tuesday night will be election time again for the aldermen. To be chosen are.a new depu- .ty city clerk and public works commissioner. And the aldermen will set dates for the selection of an al- derman-at-large to succeed Paul J. Roussel who resigned Nov. 26 and.to re-elect a Suburban Cemeteries trustee. Giiilbert Proposes City Clerk Lionel Guilbert has recommended that Bertha A: Landry be designated as deputy city clerk to succeed Lucille Le- may who will retire Feb. 1 after 37 years of service. Miss Landry has been with the city clerk's department for 22 years and is presently sec- retary to the city, clerk. As deputy, she will be second in command, taking over when the city clerk is absent. The new publicr works com- missioner will. replace Joseph A. Bouchard, 77, who retired Dec. 31 after 31 years of tenure. Candidates for the public works post are former City En- gineer Joel B. Hill and Kenneth E. Hartz. Hill resigned his DPW post in September to work for the Federal Aviation Agency at Burlington, Mass. He is an alumnus of. Tufts and the Army Corps of Engineers. Hartz, 33, is a newcomer to city politics. He is a division director at Improved Machinery Inc. He holds a civil engineer- ing degree from the University of Maine and a master's in Area Progress Lisfecf Today The Nashua Telegraph today published Its seventh annual Industrial Review and Pro- gress edition in a special two- section supplement. Featured will be articles by Telegraph staff writers; wire services, state, and national reporters. Included will be a first-ham review of the 1968 business year in the Nashua area, ant predictions for the new year by business and industrial leaders. Highlights number progress made in the cultural, religious, and recreational areas of the community, all compiled in the general growth noted in Ihe 1968 critical review. sanitary engineering from Penn- sylvania State University. The race is rated a toss-up by Aldermanic President Mau- rice L. 'Arel. To participate in the election is the Board of Public Works, consisting of Commissioners Conrad H. Bellavance, Laurier Soucy and Albert L. Luke with Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan as chairman.. Paid 5500 A commissioner, is paid yearly and sets policy' for Department of Public Works, the city's second largest At their last meeting Jan. 14, the aldermen elected Guilbert as city clerk on the 31st ballot. The dual elections next week are not expected to be as pro- longed. A spokesman for the city .clerk's department said the election for alderman-at-large will be scheduled for the Feb. 11 aldermanic session. In a letter to the aldermen, Cemeteries trus- tees request a joint convention either March 11-or March 21 to elect a trustee. The term of Fred-W. Cox ex- pires March-31 and it is expect- ed he will be re-elected without opposition. NHEA to Meet Next Month To Assess Peterson Budget By CAHL C. CRAFT CONCORD, N.H. New Hampshire Education As- sociation's delegate assembly, which has twice backed the statewide "sanctions alert" is- sued last June; plans to meet again next Gov. Walter -Peterson presents his budget message-to the legisla- ture. An NHEA spokesman said Fri- day there has been no change in the plan for a special meet- ing of the-delegates, although he said the exact date and site of the meeting haven't been de- termined. "It will be in the latter part of February, after Peterson's budget he said. "The delegates have called for this meeting for the purpose of as- tessing the legislative situa- tion." The assembly, composed of elected representatives of local- level teacher organizations, met in Bretton Woods last August and backed the alert, 85-1. In October, the assembly reaf- firmed its support, 68-29, and plans for the Feb- ruary session. Refused Request The "sanctions alert" came after then-Gov. John W. King refused to call a special legis- lative session to enact a broad- based tax and provide more stale financial support for pub- lic schools. The association backed a annual minimum salary bill that failed to pass the 1967 Legislature. This year, a bill has been entered to set the fig- ure at J6.000. The NHEA will seek to raise the spokesman said the association will seek anywhere from to a year. Meantime, at the local-district level, an NHEA spokesman said there are several dis- tricts "where something has got to give in the negotiation proc- ess-." He said these include Fall Mountain, Timbe'rlahe, Exeter, Portsmouth, Merrimack Valley, Dover, Goffslown, Conway 'and Franklin.- In Hanover Friday, it- was an- nounced .that the school board has reached a negotiated settle- ment with the education asso- ciation on a salary schedule for 1989-70. The groups agreed to begin work immediately on a professional negotiations agree- ment. Salary agreement came after several weeks of heavy negotia- tion. The plan provides a base of a year minimum for teachers with a bachelor's de- a salary up to in six steps. Teachc's with a master's degree, will -get minimum and maximum Teachers in the Timberlane Regional District plan to take a day" off next Wednesday and refuse to report for classes. The teachers asso- ciation will discuss :what steps to take after negotiations with the school board broke down. In Manchester, the -state's largest city, the school depart- ment is seeking record for its budget. The budget will be considered Mon- day night. Development Noted Elsewhere, there were these developments: In (he Kearsarge Regional District at New Lon- don will meet Sunday night to act on a proposal made by the, school board in a dispute that has centered on the number of working days for teachers. The board asked all teachers a certain salary level to work a 220-day year, in effect calling for an 11-month school year... Dover School Board turned down a request from the teachers association that' tht current, salary dispute, be put to mediation. The board held firm to an offer of a minimum and maximum Board Chairman -Helen Phipps said the board doesn't believe mediation is necessary. Exeter, teachers pro- mediation m their dispute with; the school board which has come up with a proposal of a beginning salary of to the teachers demands of salary committee of the Merrimack As- sociation, in a statement Fri- day, said if no "realistic agree- ment" over teachers' pay is reached by Wednesday night, the group will impose sanctions the following day. Weekend 1 Edition Stock lists I jTeen-Age Extra Comics FREE CHECKING for Junior Senior Citizens NASHUA TRUST COMPANY IIEUBER r. D. i. a FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With IORDEN OIL CO. INC. rrinr ud foriim Ruf -JUST FOR Oar it 1 IMP tar UM foi Vftlbfcfc