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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 4, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle She's a gossip with a chronic condi- tion called rumortism. 1969 Tht Telegraph's 100th As A Drily Weather .1 PARTLY CLOUDY FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOT 1m NO KiUbUshed ai a Weekly October VOL. 100 NO. 285 BcMpw.t.d M ftSy.Miwh l.flW NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1969 Second CUu At Nashua, N. H. 16 PAGES Price TEN CENT8 Milford and Wilton Fatalities Push N. H. Road Toll to 15 Pipe the Interview! Henry Cabot Lodge, chief of the U.S. peace delegation, is intei'yiewed by news- men after His meeting with South Viet- nam Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky at the latter's residence in the Paris suburb of Neuilly. Pipe smoker is newsman Peter Kalisher. (AP Wirephoto via cable from Two men, one from New Hampshire, were killed in auto accidents in adjoining towns on Route 101 yester- day to bring the state's highway death toll to 15. The accidents occurred less than two hours apart at the height of a snow and sleet storm that hit the state yesterday. Eugene Sylvester, 61, of West Street, Milford, died shortly after his car col- lided with another car driv- en by George Niquette, 41, of Manchester on Route 101. And in Wilton, Robert Graham, 40, Of North Windham, Maine was fatal- ly injured also on Route 101. Taken to Nashua Sylvester was taken by ambu- lance to St Joseph'! Hospital in Nashua, where he was admitted at p. m. He was pronounced dead of internal injuries half- Tax Crackdown Yield Slim; Board of Assessors Scored By CLAUDETTE DUKOCIIER The crackdown on delinquent itock in trade taxpayers yielded about to date, City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gormley Jr. advised the aldermanic finance committee last night. In separate action, the commit- tee criticized the assessors for their lack of cooperation in fur- nislu'ng explanations for the grant- ing of real estate tax abatements. This led Alderman at Large John V. Chesson to state that if the assessors continue in refusing to supply the. finance committee with written explanations for the abatements they could face a sus- pension from duties by the alder- men. Gormley was entrusted with col- lecting in uncollected itock-in-trade taxes by the finance committee in late December. The .taxes cover the 1962 through-1967 period.. He said 'three downtown busi- ness establishments have made arrangements to pay off- then- back taxes on weekly installments. For two of these stores, he said, the weekly payments amount to each. He received the committee's urovalto attach Uie goods' of; a. garage owner whom he labeled as a chronic delinquent stock-in- trade taxpayer. The committee also authorized Gormley to trustee payment :about to be made by the city to a tree cutting firm for services. The firm is listed as being in arrears on stock-in-trade taxes. Bankruptcy Case' Gormley reported that in- the Paul Holt Inc. bankruptcy case, the city had a priority claim in recovery of back taxes but he did not yet know how much of worth of taxes would be collected. Several businesses on the de- linquent lists, Gormley said, had undergone bankruptcy and should be given up for lost. He also said that lie faced problems in getting the correct addresses for unin- corporated businesses on Hie list because the names of their own- ers were not given. Gormley said he had asked the assessors for more definite iden- tification of business owners in- volved but that the latter had told him "to come down and look that up yourself." The cooperation of the assess- ors came up later during the meeting when the committee pressed Finance Officer John H. Buck for explanation of two abate- ment vouchers held up at the pre- vious meeting. Buck said he had reveived ex- planations but had neglected to get them in writing. Chesson said the committee asked the assessors last year to accompany all abatement vouch- ers with written statements ex- plaining the reason for granting them. The..assessors, he said, had not complied with this request and reiterated that the commit- tee wished to have all abatement awards supported' by detailed written explanations. The other committee members agreed with him on this request, with Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan saying that the tax collection-de- partment has sometimes been hampered by a failure in coopera- tion from the assessing depart- ment. hour later by Dr. John D. Spring, HUIsborough County medical rel- tree. Niquette was treated for a cilia laceration by Dr. James E. Jonef of Milford. Investigating the accident wen Milford Police Officers William Banks and Harold Rand and state police officers. In Wilton, Graham, died after his car collided -with an auto op- erated by Aurele Bergeron, 25, of Greenville. The accident oc- curred as Bergeron was traveling east on Route 101 and collided head-on with Graham's at approximately t: 50 p. m. Ber- geron was treated by Dr. Robert Hunt for Girl Is Continuing Despite Odds (AP) Investigators continue their search today for 11-year-old De- bra Lee Horn, missing from her home since last Wednesday. "The evidence is Hen- rySpaloss, an assistant state at- torney general said Monday, "and if you begin to speculate, it becomes a frustrating game." Debra stayed home from school Wednesday because she hurt herself when she slipped on the ice, her parents said. Both parents work and she was left alone. When her parents returned at lunchtime- the back 'door- was open and Debra gone. She was wearing school clothes, but her coat and galoshes still were in the house. The Horns feel Debra was ab- ducted, but .police are saying only that she is missing. Spaloss said authorities still have noth- ing concrete on which to base any theories. Spaloss said the FBI is coritiri-" uing to receive briefings on the case, but has taken no.active role. An FBI spokesman in Boston says the agency could not enter the investigation until there was proof that the child has. been kidnaped. Rivier Tax Exemption Approved After reviewing the local scho- larship program and the financial structure of Bivier College, the aldermanic finance committee last night recommended passage of a million valuation exemption' for the liberal arts college. The committee agreed to fte recommendation with the proviso Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan com- mittee chairman, would check with the appraisal film about to conduct a citywide property re- valuation to see if it had any bo- jections to the proposal. Sullivan said he did not expect any opposition from the firm but thought the proposal should be brought to its attention before final approval. Appearing before the committee to present Rivier's case were Sr. Clarice Dion, president, Sr. Adrienne, treasurer, and Sefli N. Ames, development director. Speaking on the scholarship program, Sr. Clarice said Hie col- lege allots about to annually for this purpose from its operating budget. Of this amount, she said, about a fifth is distribu- ted to local students for annual scholarships. Sr.. Adrienne staled that the now lias an indebtedness of million. Alderman at Large John V. Chesson questioned the college representatives about an individ- ual he had referred to Rivier for a scholarship several years ago. The girl, he said, came from a family of seven and her-father had been institutionalized. He said the girl had met the academic PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. Pearl St. Finesf in Pizzas Grinders (all varielies) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY QOc ONLY Telephon. 889-4542 Open 11 A.M. to 2 A.M. Mon. thru Sat. Sundays 3 P.M. ta Midnite requirements of the college. but had been turned down for scholar- ship aid. Sr. Clarice said she reniem-. bered, the girl but could not re- member off-hand the particulars involving her scholarship apph'ca- tion. The college officials volunteered to research their records.for an answer, noting circumstances which could have figured in the case: a late application, prior ex- haustion of tiie scholarship aid quota, a decision by the girl to attend another, college or other factors. Chesson pursued this line of dis- cussion after, the college represen- tatives had been dismissed but in the end he moved for a favdra- ble recommendation on the ex- emption proposal, saying he had 'been' unaware of the school's .overall, scholarship program. The college now holds a 000 valuation exemption on its dining, kitchen and dormitory fa- cilities, of which is auto- matically granted under state law. Sr. Clarice stated that the con- tinued expansion of the school was the reason the million .valuation exemption is' sought Backing the proposal was'Alder- manic President Maurice L. Arel. He said he felt the four-year women's college played a vital cultural and- educational role and 'was an asset for Nashua. It was also noted that the al- dermen had recently granted a valuation exemption to the New England Aeronautical Institute and the Daniel Webster Junior College. Final Approval Tuesday The Rivier proposal will return to the full aldermanic board for final approval at its meeting Tues- day night. In other business, the commit- tee authorized Police Chief Paul J. Tracy to proceed with inviting bids for the purchase of a safety wagon. The purchase price will be. re- funded by the federal government with a grant under the Highway Safety Act It will be used for safety education purposes and emergency communications. A sick leave policy for city em- ployes was set which provides that workers be allowed 15 days of sick leave annually on a non- accumulative basis. Excluded are workers covered by other sick leave provisions. The policy was voted to define sick leave for ah employe of the housing code enforcement agency. City .Solicitor Arthur 0. Gorm- ley Jr. appeared before' the com- mittee to discuss contractural ar- rangements with the Equity lishing Co., Orford; for the publi- cation of an updated-manuel'of city ordinances.. Also discussed were amendments to be added to a contract arrived at with Simo- neau Plaza interests for tire even- tual, widening of Main Street in the vicinity of ttie Main Street bridge. The committee approved the amendments, pending a re- view by the dry- engineer and the <_teaffic-committee. Finance Officer John H. Buck RIVIER COLLEGE Pafe I Nixon Defers Decilfen BILLS ARE A PAIN 1ET A. B. 0. HELP IOC GET OUT OF DEBT BY CONSOLIDATING TOUB BILLS PAST DUE OK NOT. YOU CAN AVOID LEGAL MONS DUNS LETTERS AHB THREATENING PHONE NO SECURITY NO CO-SIQNBRS 'OtJ OWE PAY AS LOW !i tlB WEEKLY WEEKLY 135 WEEKLY CALL OR WRITE TODAY For Puet of M tad Tomorrow 1971 Elm It JUnchwter M9-B161 Koom Main. St, III07S7 ANQHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Homi or Offici By PETER GROSE Now York Timts Sirvioi WASHINGTON The Nixon administration is deferring its decision about starting missile disarmament talks with the So- viet Union until it has a reading of the domestic and internation- al political i climate from' two forthcoming tests. The President plans to ask this week for Senate approval of the treaty to ban the spread of .nuclear weapons. The extent of, opposition will be regarded by some presidential advisers as a measure of domestic atti- tudes toward the Russians, Sen- ate consideration of the treaty was postponed last year amid bitter feelings provoked by the Soviet Invasion of Czechoslo- vakia. Internationally, these key ad- visers hope that Soviet interest in reducing world tensions will become apparent during four- power meetings at the United Nations to discuss a Middle East settlement. The National Security Coun- cil decided Saturday to accept a French proposal for such meetings. State Department of- ficials said the formal reply to President De Gaulle would prob- ably be sent this week. Though missile talks and the Middle East need not be direct- ly related in their substance, the administration is understood to believe that the mood creat- ed by the Mideast discussions' could be significant in determin- ing whether or not missile talks would be fruitful. Since neither of these meas- ures could be taken for Senate is not likely to take up the nuclear treaty until early In early decision to open the missile talks is not considered likely. Some advisers are urging, however, that at least prelim- inary .technical .talks with the Russians not be delayed into the summer, as Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird hinted last monlh. At his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Serv- ices Committee on Jan. 14, Laird reflected the views' of some leading Republicans in saying that the action in Czech- oslovakia had "set back" the proposed missile talks at least nine to ]2 months. Other presidential advisers are urging greater flexibility in tim- ing the beginning of negotiations which will be highly 'technical and almost inevitably will con- tinue several months, if not years. The nuclear nonprolifera- Vigneault Named City Employment Office Manager Wilfred J. Vigneault of 217 Mitchell St., Manchester has as- sumed the position of Employ- ment Service Manager at the Nashua Employment Security Of- fice. He replaces John H. Erskint Jr., who was promoted to Field Supervisor Vigneault has been manager of the Employment Office for the past ten months, and prior that assignment he was Supervis- ing Counselor for the Title V. pre- gram in Concord, He joined the Department in and served ai an Employment Counselor in the Keene, Concord and Manchester local offices- A World! War n veteran, Vig- neault is married and the father of two children-. FREE CHECKING for Junior Cr Senior Citizens NASHUA TRUST COMPANY UUMDEB I. 0, i, 0. Sale Interior Latex Wall Paint Gal. Nashua Wallpaper Co. ia W. Petrl St. IM-MM OpeoThuri. nighU 'HI EUGENE SYLVESTEK Wellwood in Greenville for bruises and released. Graham was taken to Monad- nock Community Hospital, Peter- borough where he was pronounced dead by Dr. Alfred Chandler. The accident was investigated by 'Wilton Police Cliiet Guy Franklin, Officer George Little and Stale Trooper Francis Dona- hue. Both vehicles wore demol- ished. It was Wilton's first traffic fatality since, 1960. Native of Wilton Sylvester .was a native of Wilton, and had been employed for 20 years at Abbott Worsted in Wilton. He was a charter member of Knights of Col- umbus Council No. 3035, and a. member of the Milford Fish and Game Club. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Dora (Vander Heyden) Sylvester; a daughter, Mrs Jannette Bragdon of Amherst; a son, Richard Syl- vester of Bedford; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Levesque of Benning- ton .and Mrs. Alice Glynn of Canada; a brother, David Sylves- ter of Bennington; and six grand- children. The accidents occurred, as sleet and snow hit the entire, state, with northern communities accumulat- ing about 10 inches and southern. areas' receiving two to three inches of wet snow. More than a foot of snow fell in the Warner-Bradford area; Laconia reported seven inches; and nine to ten indies fell in the Lebanon area. The storm began yesterday morning, and state and local road crews began plowing and salting at around 7 a.m. About 50 passengers on the way to Boston and other southern points 'were forced by the in- clement weather to stay over- night in White River Junction; Vt., .when bus systems found the roads too perilous to travel. Stale turnpikes were coaled i with a mixture of snow and rain, causing motorists to crawl' along at 30 mile-per-hour 'speeds. snow continued to fall until late last night. Solon Challenges Peterson With Revised Task Force Bill CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Sen. John, Chandler, R-Warner, says he is preparing a measure that's the answer to Gov. Wal- ter Peterson's citizen task force bill only that it doesn't cost as much. Chandler said Monday his bill would cost He said the citizens task force which as In Peterson's proposal, would study efficiency in state govern1 inent would be appointed by the speaker of the House' and the governor and would include the 24 Senate Senate President Stewart Lamprey, R-Moultonboro, hai introduced a bill designed to re- duce the -projected'fiscal 195J deficit of million. major portion of the bill is te. authorize the return of certain state funds to the gen- eral fund. The Advisory Budget Control Committee made a total of 12 recommendations to former Gov..John W. .King. Lamprey's bill would, among other things, cancel the treasurer's authorization "to is- sue further bonds.for the .state employes retirement system." General Fund Another move directed at beefing up the general- fund would lapse from the state's welfare division to the general fund. The.greatest.reduction in ex- penditures would be the lapsing of more million, origin- ally destined for use 'as- water pollution money, back into the general fund. Gov. Walter Peterson has tak- en executive action to reduce expenditures in other areas of government to balance the bud- get. Lamprey's bill, however, would authorize some expendi- tures. He is calling for an' in- crease of for the Centra- lized Data Processing .Commis- sion to i total of for the current fiscal year. Hep. Lawrence Radway, D- .Hanover, has entered a meas- ure to empower the legislature to assess and levy graduated taxes. Radway and Rep. Alice Knight, R-Goffstown, are co- sponsoring a bill for a appropriation for the next fiscal year to "assist legally estab- lished regional planning com- missions in financing their proj- ects." Salary Adjustment One of the larger money bills Introduced in the legislature would have New Hampshire pay its state employees salaries "adjusted in accordance with the United States cost-of-living index." Rep. Chris Andersen, R- Concord, is the sponsor of the measure which calls for an ap- propriation of for the coming fiscal year and almost million for the following fis- cal year. Straight ticket voting would be eliminated under the provi- sions .of.a bill sponsored by Rep. William Andrews, R-New London. The measure would also bar- religious symbols, emblems, coats of arms, the national flag, or the seals of any state or n{ the United States to be used ai a party emblem above party candidates on the ballot. Missile Talks tion treaty was five years in negotiation. Nixon indicated at his news conference last week that the question of opening the missile talks was being considered in the broad context of east-west relations. It has since become clear that the administration is judging the matter of timing on the basis of the political mood both here and aboard. 'The attitude of several Na- tional Security' Council mem- bers seems to be that there is ho point in starting the missile talks: unless there is reason to believe that the Russians' are also serious about reaching a new disarmament agreement.' In anticipation of early signs mat the talks would be desira- ble, the administration has al- ready moved to clear up factor that could inhibit the opening of negotiations with the Russians. The White House confirmed that Nixon is making'tentative plans to tour western European capitals within the next DO days. A basic tenet of the President's foreign policy thinking has been that he 'did not want to meet with Soviet leaders before had conferred with European allies. By making the long-rumored trip at the earliest possible mo- diplomats had not expected such a presidential tour until after the scheduled April meeting of the North At- lantic Treaty Organization i n President is, in effect, clearing the way for talks with the Kremlin as soon as they are judged desirable. From the day of Nixon's in- auguration, the Soviet leader- ship has made it clear that they are ready to move into a new stage of disarmament negotia- tions. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Baker Classifieds U, 14, 15 Comics Crossword 7 Editorial 4 Financial 4 Hal Boyle 7 Lawrence 4 Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries Pearson Reston Sports 10, 11 Suburban News Sulzburger 5 Television 11 Dr. Thosteson 12 Weather 1 IF YOU WANT A -N FREE PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT, SEE US. INDIAN HEAD NATIONAL BANK Werner F.D.I.C. It's Apparent Mr. Groundhog Means Business Noil Day legend may be having i second thoughts right about now. It was easy to scoff at the "sir more weeks of Winter" legend during the balmy'spell last'weefc But, non-believers take notice! Groundhog Day was Sunday, and it's been nothing but winter ever since that shadow was spotted! Though the going was rough yesterday, as the city, was pelted- with rain, sleet and snow, police report only three minor ac- cidents during the storm. How- ever, travelers-had! to brave bad' elements and temperatures that- went no higher than 24, and sank to a nighttime low of 18 The storm left three inches.of snow, and a weather forecast calling for continued cold and'Windy environs. _mm Shows George Gilbert, 48, of who was presumed dead from a boat explosion off the Massachusetts coast in 1966, was found alive and unconscious on a North Las Vegas road. Gilbert has been charged with killing; his wife, 36, who died in the blast.. A one- week postponement; is ex- pected in an extradition hearing. (AP Wirephoto) FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEH Oil CO. 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