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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 3, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               20 1969-THETELEGRAPH'S 100th YEAR AS A DAILY NEWSPAPER BROWZE IN OUR BARGAIN ROOM And SAVE FASHION 100TS SHOES WOOL SKIRTS SWEATERS ACCESSORIES SHOE TREE S Proctor Hill Rood Hollb, N.H. MORSE BROTHERS SUNOCO 150 Amhtrst St., Nashua OPENS TUES., FEB. 4 NASHUA, N. H. MONDAY, FEBRUARY ,3, 1969 SERVICE! THE BIG EXTRA ANTOINETTE'S BEAUTY SALON lliri Street Addition "MICHAEL DeVITQ" To Her Staff He welcomes all eM ud KW CALL 888-8176 for appotatmert tuskers welcome every t Wed. MECHANIC WANTED for COMMERCIAL FLEET CONTACT MR. CONNORS 882-4931 Downtown Association Award FJ. Bergeron Chosen 'Man of Year u. x Fcnund'J. Bergeron received] the Man of the Year twird of the Downtown Association, Great- er Nashua Chamber of Com- merce, Saturday night. The presentation highlighted fte annual dinner of the associ- ation, held In the Olde Coach Inn. Bergeron, vice president, as- listant treasurer, and general manager of Bergeron's, vast unanimously by an an- onymous committee. The presen- tation was wade by Theodore Wilkit, manager of the associ- ation. Demoted Woik A World War H Navy overseas veteran, Bergeron, 45, holds a bachelor of arts degree from Northeastern University. He has devoted much time and effort to the organization, and last year, he established a Christmas home- decorating contest by wards. He has served as a director, and has headed various committees. Bergeron is married to the former Gloria Jean Fuller. The couple has four sons, James, Peter, Michael, and Daniel. The association is headed by. Henry Bechard Jr., as chairman. He succeeded James Pratt. WUkie, in an address, called for varied improvements down- town. He said in part: "We did have an excellent year under chairman Jim Pratt, but 1 think it is much more appropriate if we take good hard look into the future. "We are faced with several major problems. First, our park- ing and traffic, which require con- siderable amount of attention and thought. "I think that the.new Nashua At Downtown Association Dinner In ceremonies Saturday night in the Olde Coach Inn, the Downtown Association chose Femand Bergeron as the Man of the Year. Shown left to right are Theodore WHWe, Associ- ation manager; Mrs. Fernand Bergeron; award-winner Berge- ron; and Henry Bechard Jr., association chairman. Arts and Science Center, and the new central library will be very raluable contributions to the down- town area, and that every mem- ber should endorse them. There is also much-needed parking on the east side. "Competition around us is grow- ing by leaps and bounds and while competition Is a very wonderful U.S. Army Leaders Stiffen Resistance To Cutting Combat Troops in Europe n.. nrmvDT T VDB aclrori nowcmpn nntlhmirs imnressed the techi By HUBERT J. ERB GRAFENWOEHR, Germany (AP) U.S. Army leaders are stiffening their resistance to fur- ther cuts in the combat troops America has stationed in Eu- rope. This was made plain here this past week by Gen. Lyman Lemnitzer, th> American who 'is the Supreme Allied Commander Europe. The Army desire to keep what It has got at least, is perhaps the most' significant develop- ment to come out of the current military exercise, Carbide Ice, that-will end Tuesday. Lemnitzer declared that al- though air. transport capability has 'vastly improved, the bring- ing of forces from' the United States to Europe was a .reinforc- ing action, 'nothing more. Lemnitzer' emphasized that the U.S. troops now hei-e are at a bare minimum to keep up their commitments. 'U.S. forces in West Germany have men. Lemnitzer asked newsmen not to overlook the great number of supply personnel it took to get the equipment ready for the in- coming troops to use and what it will take to put that equip- ment back in storage. The inference was clear: It would take time and many men to put any airlifted unit into the field in the event of any emer- gency. More than tactical considera- tions are involved-in the Army's resistance to losing more men. The dual-based concept of keeping troops in. the United States and flying them to Eu- rope when needed never has been'popular with life West Ger- mans, who have been asked to beef up'their own forces. '-The, population; has .been im- pressed .with the deploying of men and vehicles for. Carbide in mud and mire hear> the Czechoslovak border. half of airlift, .in. -which Ci41 Starlifter. Jets'-landed' men in'33l thing, we must keep abreast of ing all over our streets and we it. Frankly, we cannot do this cannot have ice or snow on our with complacency. We cannot do sidewalks making it treacherous this perhaps with methods we for customers to walk on. We have used in the past. We must must take care of such things as take the initiative to provide for these if we are going to bring our customers the service that customers into the downtown they want and also a good clean area. As I have told you in the rea for them to come into. past, there comes a tune when the We cannot have rubbish blow- wishes of our consumer council group and others must be serious- ly considered. They have indi- cated a definite lack of rest rooms downtown, no inside phone booths or drinking fountains among other things. These things have been mentioned several times but'no action taken. "In 1969, we must make our customers realize that we want to serve them and to give them tops in personal attention. "We must make every effort to increase our budget and our mem- hours impressed the technically minded Germans immensely. But some press comments have run from critical to caus- tic, with the writers seeming to feel that it was too little and too late to have much political im pact in the wake of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. What many Germans were looking for in the wake of the Soviet occupation of Czechoslo- vakia was a demonstration of something new in response to the new tactical threat the Red Army poses to Western Europe generally, and to West Germany in particular. lemnitzer declared that the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza- tion is planning is up 'to date and no 'new planning Is- neces- sary. But as one German tank officer put it: "Before. last Aur the Russians were still pretty far away from ;here. Now they are just across the border from my unit.-That makes, a hell 'of a lot of difference -to I I I" L I Hickel Visits Scene of Oil Slick SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) As westward winds pushed a spreading ocean oil slick away from Southern Cali- fornia beaches, Secretary of the Interior Walter J. -Hickel ar- rived saying he'll do "what has to be done." "I'm :not-here making any Hickel .saidi Sunday night after a flight from Wash- ington, "only to do fbr'jtn'e gen- jral welfare what has to be done." He has bjen under pres- sure by conservation groups to halt any, damage to wildlife, fish and beaches. Hickel was expected to take charge ;of the six-day-old battle to .cap the undersea well arid disperse an estimated gallons of floating oil. Several government agencies were working with Union Oil Co., which drilled the well under federal lease, in efforts to avoid'heavy loss of sea life arid major damage to beachfront property. The prospects "appear en- couraging" if there is no sudden shift in weather, the Coast Guard said Sunday. Some of the oil was moving into open sea. Portland Fire Fatal to Man PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Authorities today were expected to-identify the body of a man burned to death in a Sunday aft- ernoon fire that destroyed a four-story apartment house. The badly charred body was found in a second floor apart- ment of the building near Port- land's downtown section. Witnesses reported passersby entering the building to lead eld- erly and youthful residents to safety. One woman was seen hanging by a blanket from a third-floor window until she was rescued by firemen. Firemen from Scarborough, Falmouth, Elizabeth and South Portland covered Port- tend flre Bouses .while Portland fought the blare, WM thrHeond faUl fire in the same building in little more than a month. Dec. 28, Mrs. Estelle Taylor, 66, was fatally burned while burning trash in the basemen of the apartment building. Her husband, Harold, 70, was still residing in the building Sunday. ADVICE NOT TAKEN 'PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) The letters sprang out in bold type from the program of a cancer therapy symposium at Linvingslone Hospital: TIllS IS A CANCER SYMPOSIUM, NO SMOKING. Medical men and women sat quietly through smokeless dis- cussions. But as soon as there was break for meals or refresh- ments out came the cigarettes and pipes, Under contract to Union Oil, a private company erected float- ing plastic fences in an effort to catch the heaviest accumulation of oil between the mainland and a drilling platform. The plastic material, weight- ed with sand, was in the form of a big "V" just east of the plat- form on which oil crews worked to, seal off. the underground pressure responsible for the leak flowing gallons a day. Other crews were drilling a second hole from a rig feet away to reduce the pressure. South of Anacapa Island, heavy oil extended for a half- mile. A few light slicks drifted to within 100 yards of Capinteria State Park beach south of here, and fingers of oil reached land. Conservationists said they feared thousands of sea birds were fatally smeared with oil, which they eat while preening their feathers. California Fish and Game Department spokes- men said 70 oil-smeared birds had been taken to special cen- ters for treatment and that 47 of these survived. Fred Hartley, Union Oil's president, told newsmen that drilling mud would be pumped into (lie ruptured well shaft to seal it. "I think It will take two or three he said. The shaft six miles off Santa Barbara' rup- tured last Tuesday when a drill- Ing crew wai withdrawing pipe. bership so that we will be In a position to do these things. "We must do: more to build up our consumer council group. We must act more on their requests than we have in the past. "I" am very pleased to see the full executive board increased to a total of 20 members. It gives a much better cross section of the total membership. "Our chairman, Henry Bechard, along with this year's executive board, have clearly indicated that they are cognizant of the many challenges that lie ahead of us and that they are willing to ac- cept them and to do everything in their power to make decisions that will benefit'at all times the greatest number of people pos- sible. "There will always be a down town. What kind is up to us." WAITER AVARD 7 Concord St. 183-7SM Rivier Sets Prize Film Wednesday The second in a series of films by the Rivier College Mm Society will be shown Wed nesday night at 8 in the college luditorium on South Mam Street. The program will feature direc- or Henri Colpi's prize-winning ilm (Cannes Film Festival of Codine. The film has earned grand prize, best color photog- iphy and best screenplay at the lannes Festival. It was also ielected for showing at Montreal rilm Festival. Co-ordinator of the Rivier Film Society, Sr. Gloria Lemieux, P.M., explains, film story takes ilace in Commorofia, Romania n the 1900's. This intimate film s deeply revealing of the people times in which they lived, aid, it is revealing also of the uni- versality of man's approach to offering and evil, hope and ove." For this showing of Codine, non- members of the society may at- end for a nominal fee and non- member students may take ad- 'antage of a reduced rate. The purpose of the society Is o share selected quality films, and to develop a mature and in- ormed film-viewing audience in both the college and city commu- nities. Senator AAclntyre Studies NH National Guard Reports WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Thomas Mclntyre, D-N.H., is setting up a meeting with Pen- tagon officials to try to get firm information concerning reports coming from Vietnam that New Hampshire's National Guard un- it there is being broken up. The senator was. assured by the Pentagon at a meeting sev- eral weeks'ago that this wasn't going to. happen. But, he said, he was contacted Mayor Eileen Foley asking him to investigate again." She made the request because of a letter sent by Spec. 4 William Greene to his mother, Rep. Elizabeth Greene, R-Rye. ,'Greene said the "Department of "the Army plans to start a program that destroy one of. the finest 155 gun battalions in the Army." The serviceman went on to say that this program-calls "for the 197th to be broken up in plain English, destroyed." Mrs. Greene and Mrs: Foley (the mayor also .is a., state senator) will introduce resolu- tions in the legislature protest- ing any breakup of. the 197th.' Mrs. Greene also has written TONIGHT Auxiliary, Veterans of'Forelgn Wars, 8 Court Bishop Molloy, Catholic Daughters of America, Old YWCA, Temple Street, Court Lafayette, COF Granite Lodge, Independent Or- der of Odd Fellows, Hudson Post 48, American Le- gion and Auxiliary Junior Lone Pine Hunters Club Nashua AI-Anon "Family, St. Joseph's Nurses Home, Nashua Cosmetologists Associa- tion Nashua Lions Club Nashua Philatelic Society Nashua Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal, High School Audito- rium, 8 Nashua Choral Society Rehears- al, Senior High Music Room, P'ilni Program, Ecumenical Ccn- Icr, 449 Broad St., 8 RAGS Wanted, large cotton rags, free from buttons. Telegraph Publishing Co. ADVT. to Sen. Norris Cotton, R-N.H., and Rep. Louis Wyman, R-N.H., asking their help in preventing any such breakup. The unit involves more than 500 New Hampshire men from the Nashua, Manchester, Ports- mouth, Sojnersworth, Franklin and Cigarette Commercial Ban Asked (AP) Heart- Specialist Dr. Paul Dud- ley White and eight other per- sons have asked President Nix- on to push.for legislation ena- bling the Federal Communica- tions Commission to ban rette commercials on radio and television: The group, which included former Sen. Maureen B. Neu berger of Oregon and Professor Louis L. Jaffe, sent a telegram to President Nixon Sunday; They asked the President to use the influence of. his .office "to strengthen present labeling on cigarette packages to warn the public of the dangers of can- cer and-other- ailments-related to smoking." Present legislation on label- ing, requiring the statement "Caution: Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your Is due for Congres- sional renewal soon. The group also asked that Nixon urge Congress to rescind present legislation that prohibits states from action limiting ciga- rette advertising on smoking. Death Toll 101 In California LOS ANGELES (AP) The known death toll in last months floods and mudslides in South ern California Is 101. Workers uncovered the body Saturday of Matthew Gordon, J In Tnnanga Canyon near where the bodies of his mother and sis- ter were found earlier. Their home was destroyed when a behind It colUpud. ELECTROLUX LIFE INSURANCE Personal t Boilnew. ALBERT BOYER, Agent 8M24247, M94US MetrcpoRan'Ufe Whist Party TUES. 8 P.M. VFW Hall. Quiney St. 50e Sponsored by VFW Aux. Homn PARTY (OLD YMCA) Tomplo St. TUES. at 8 P.M. RilfMlmiinU Ptrkin( The Arts and Science Center Building Fund today received from the Nashua Trust Company Foundation. The gift raised the fund total to J677.475 in gifts and pledges, according to John A. Carter, campaign chairman. Nashua Area Due Growth BOSTON (AP) The New England commission says the 'average" New England resi- dent will be "more than 50 per cent better-off financially in 1980 than he was in 1965." And, an expanding economy will generate a 32 per cent in- crease in employment in the next 10 years, the commission reported Sunday. But the commission' said that he expanding economy may also result in a labor shortage despite a dramatic increase in population. "Without substantial In-mi- gration (of labor) in the latter iart of the decade of the 1970s, abor shortages will be experi- enced as the unemployment rate drops below the assumed, national employment rate of 3.2 per the Commission said. Parts of Connecticut arid Rockingham and Mlsboro Counties in New lampshire and the urban areas around Nashua, Manchester and Portsmouth were expected to lave an especially high rate of :rowth, the commission said. Bank Helps Campaign The Nashua Trust Company has donated to the Arls and Science fund for con- struction of a coffee shop In the planned build- ing. William J. Barrett, left, president of the hank, points out the coffee shop area in plans, as Gilbert Bucknam, center, Building Fund treasurer, and Jason T. Bickford, committee member, look on. Nashua Trust's Foundation Donates to Arts-Science Center Fund Decision Voted William J. Barrett, president and chairman of the bank's board today made public the decision voted by the Foundation's trustees last week. He said, "The Nashua Trust Company is pleased to par- ticipate in the Center's building Spartans, Trojans Capture Winter Carnival 'Firsts' The Spartans and the Elks Tro- jans Junior Drum and Bugle Corps participated in the Manchester Winter Carnival parade yesterday, both units receiving big applause along the route, 'and both winning firsts in competition. The Carnival Drumerama stand- still championship was held at the Practical Arts auditorium with nine drum corps participating. The Elks Trojans made their first appearance yesterday as a Class "B" Drum Corps, following their winning of the circuit championship the past two years. They continued their wins by tak- ing first place in the "B" cate- gory: The Class A portion of the show saw the Spartans Drum and Bu- gle Corps thrill the spectators with their 1969 repertoire of mu- sic. The announcement of the Spartans as> the Class A winners came with a fanfare by the guest U.S. States Marine Corps and a standing ovation from the crowd. The Spartans are beginning their fourteenth year of competi- tion since organization and are rated one of the outstanding Class A Drum Corps in New England. Trojan Drum Majors Linda Mute and Karen Dearborn accept- ed the first place award and tro- phy for the Elks Trojans and Spartan Drum Major Alan Lo- cicero accepted the first place award and trophy for the Spar- tans. Both corps are directed by Al- bert A. LaFlamme. The Elks Trojans are also the "official feeder corps" of the Spartans with a joint roster of al- most 200 Nashua area boys and girls. New Jury List In Shaw Trial NEW ORLEANS (AP) The prosecution and the defense had a fresh list of 150 names today to tap for two alternate jurors for the presidential assassina- tion conspiracy trial 'of Clay L. Shaw. Both sides finally agreed on a jury of 12 men Saturday, then failed to agree on the alter- nates. Asst. -Dist. Atty. James Al- cock, the No. 2 man in Dist. Atty. Jim Garrison's probe of an alleged New Orleans-based conspiracy to assassinate Presi- dent John F. Kennedy, said he hoped to make his opening re- marks on Tuesday. program at this time. We recog- nize that now is the1 time for the Center to build in order to take advantage of this singular oppor- tunity of creating a re-vitalized downtown center. It will be a tre- mendous asset both to business and individuals throughout the re- gion who will benefit by its edu- cational programs." The gift was received by Gil- bert Bucknam, treasurer of the campaign, and Jason T. Bickford, Building Fund committee mem- ber. Bucknam, reiterated bank's interest in the community project and on behalf of the Cen- ter, expressed the appreciation of the campaign committees for the gift. i Bickford said, "The gift will serve as an example for forth- coming support anticipated from the business community." The Coffee Shop in the plans of the new building was selected by the Foundation as its gift. The Nashua Trust Company Founda- tion will be designated as a found- ing patron of the new Center. South Vietnam to Get 300 US 'Copters By FRED 5. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON (AP) The United States will give South Vietnam about 300 modern heli- copters as part of a plan to pre- pare Saigon's army and air rorce to stand on their own when the American military role is reduced and ultimately ended. Sources said equipping the South Vietnamese with about 17 squadrons of helicopters, most of them transports but some armed ships, will start soon and take t couple of years. The United States also will train more Vietnamese to fly and maintain the choppers. The decision. to provide the lelicopters was made by the Johnson administration, but it is expected to be carried forward by President Nixon. Many details are being kept .secret, but the Armed Forces Journal said a total of mil- ion for the project is included n the supplemental budget and the 1970 defense budget. Currently, there are more han American helicopters n Vietnam, many used to carry Jouth Vietnamese soldiers into little areas Inaccessible by ground. Some American officers felt that unless the United States moves to furnish the South Viet- namese with sufficient hellcop- ers of their own, the U.S. de- larture would mean Saigon's, roops would be unable to range inch beyond the roads. This, U.S. officers contended, would mean that control of the countryside would fall virtually uncontented to the Viet Cong. The South Vietumeii air force, which operates that coun try's helicopters, nowxhas four squadrons totaling about 75 old- er-model H34 machines. The South Vietnamese will now get the UH1, nicknamed the a machine which came into its own in the Vietnam war. Provision of new helicopters is part of amextensive U.S. ef- fort to modernize Vietnamese equipment so the war can be "de-Americanized." This effort is costing between million and million a year. Already accomplished is the rearming of the more than 155 infantry battalions of the regu- lar South Vietnamese forces with lightweight, high-velocity M16 rifles. The militia, which bears the brunt of much of the fighting with the Viet Cong, Is starting to get the MR The United States also is fur- nishing South Vietnamese forces better machineguns, mortars, grenade-launchers, radios and trucks. Peterson Silent About Mansion CONCORD, N. H, (AP) Gpv. Walter Peterson has, no com-; ment on the possibility of ac- quiring the Concord home'of the late- U.S. Sen. Styles Bridges as a goveronr's.mansion. The state currently has no mansion for its chief executive. The late Mrs'. Bridges willed j the house at 21 Mountain Road for use-as a governor's mansion if the state accepts the property within two'years of her death. She died The governor, and some of his councilors and some legislators made an inspection visit to the home. An announcement on the acceptance'or rejection W the gift is expected in the near future. AL Auxiliary Marks Annual Members Night A smorgasbord was held in the Legion home for members of the James E. Coffey Unit American Legion Auxiliary, at its annual membership social. Mrs. Veronica Marquis, chair- man, assisted by her committee, served hot casseroles, salads, dessert and coffee- Mrs. Madeleine Bisset, president held i brief meeting. Members voted in favor of changing the unit by-laws regarding an in- crease in dues. Rehabilitation chairman, Mrs. Amanda 'Millet announced that plans are in prog- ress to hold a picnic on the grounds of the Soldiers Home in Tilton in the spring. Cheer chair- man, Miss Louise Messier, re- ported sending gifts and cards to members who are ill. Plans for the Legion Birthday party to be held in March, are being formulated by volunteer chairman, Mrs. Doris Backer. A penny sale under the direc- tion of Mrs. Anna demons con- cluded the evening's activities. Prizes were awarded Inda Farrell and to Miss Messier. The next meeting will be! held at the Post home on Court St. on Feb. 11 at 8 p. m. Punishment Not Planned BURLINGTON, Vt. The state adjutant general says no disciplinary action is planned against 130 Vermont National Guardsmen who signed a letter were "wasting their time and the taxpayers' money" In Vietnam. Maj. Gen, Reginald M. Cram, who returned home Saturday after visiting the men in the Ban Me Thout area, said the let- ter "surprised" him, adding the men's morale was high. Copies of the letter, signed by members of the 131st Engineer- ing Co., stationed in Burlington before it was mustered Into ted- eraj last Max 15, was sent to members of the Vermont Congressional delegation and to the news media. There are 181 men in the com- pany. Cram said lack conformation and isolation were two major factors which prompted'the-iet- ter. The men are expected home by Christmas, Cram said. PAINTED PICTURE According to legend, St. Luke painted the lirst Madonna picture, The Virgin and Child became sym- bols of the accepted Christian faith only alter the Council o( Ephesui In A.D. til. 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