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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 6, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle It may be tough on you keeping up with the neighbors, but just think how hard it mutt be on them trying to, itay ahead. TJw Telegraph's 100th Year Ai A Daffy Newspaper 'Weather Otar, Cold Tonight Cloudy, Cold Friday FULL REPORT ON PAQI TWd VOL. 100 NO. 287 ElUbllriwd it i Weekly October JO, 1W Ineotporited M Dtily Much 1, NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1969 Second dm Pottage Paid At Naihui. N. K. 20 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Passage Of Task Force Bill Urged By Senate Committee Sponsors Hijacking Bill Rep. Louis Wyman, (R-N. poses with a bill he has introduced to deter the hijacking of U.S. commercial planes. The House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee is holding hearings on the bill. (AP Wirephoto) By ADOLPHE V. BERNOTAS CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The Seriate Executive Departments Committee, in a majority report, today urged passage of an amend- ed version of Gov. Walter Peterson's bill creating a citizens task force to study state governmental efficien- cy. Lamprey Amendment The "amendment offered by Senate President Stewart Lam- prey of Moul.tonboro puts House and Senate members on the task force and provides that legislation be submitted 45 days after the task force produces its Initial report. A minority report from the committee urges that the meas- ure be killed. The measure was scheduled for action on the Senate floor next Tuesday, where, if ap- proved, it would then be sent to the Senate Finance Committee for review of the money portion. The House-passed version con- tains a appropriation. The version approved -in the majority report of the commit- tee also provides that the gov- ernor "may temporarily, assign to the citizens task force 'classi- fied or unclassified state em- .ployes having skills or special- ized, knowledge which would be of use" to the task force, with compensation of "such tempor- arily assigned employes (to) continue to be a charge upon their regular departments, but travel and other expenses shall be a charge upon the appropria- tion for the task force." This is an obvious attempt to meet some of the points raised by Atty. Gen. George Pappagi- anis in a letter to Peterson and legislators concerned with the task force measure. The membership of the execu- tive committee of the task force would be 15 under the amended version, 11 named by the gov- ernor, two.by the House speaker and two by the Senate presi- dent. The amended form of the bill keeps the Nov. 1 deadline for the lask force to make its re- port of recommendations, and adds that any proposed legisla- tion "shall be submitted in final form" to the House speaker and Senate president on or before Dec. 15. Majority Report Signing the majority commit- Decision. Favors City Ifl DrvV DlSDlltQ Memorial Gift Honors Dr. McQuesten I A memorial gift in honor of the late ices.of Dr. Philip McQuesten to the com- By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER A lingering contract dispute ever application .of the five per cent wage increase granted late last year has been resolved in Favor of the city and against the Department of Public Works union. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan is advised in a letter from the American Arbitration Associa- tion that its arbitrator, William J. Fallon, has denied the griev- ance of Local 365, American Federation of Slate, County and Municipal Employes (AFL- Along with the sweet taste of victory, Sullivan got some crit- ical reminders that personality, clashes with union chief William J. McDonough provide "fertttt ground for confusion and mis- understanding." Fallen heard both sides of the issue at a hearing in city hall Jan. 20. The union and the -city had agreed to submit the issue to ar- bitration shortly after, it devel- oped in November. Core of Dispute The core of the dispute was whether the five per cent wage Increase granted .in a one-year contract signed Oct. 31, 1968, and retroactive to Jan. 1, was retroactive for as well as straight time. Union officials maintained the pay raise was applicable to re- troactive overtime. Sullivan, as chairman of the Board of Pub- lic Works, claimed the union v signed away the benefit by ngreeing to inclusion of a "40- hour clause" in the contract. A: differing interpretation of the clause, which had been added the morning of the con- tract signing, was advanced by union officials. They said they were under the impression the clause was merely a reiteration of1 the department's standard 40-hour week. In arbitration, the dispute re- TONIGHT IN TELEGRAPH Abby 11 (Obituaries J Classifieds Pearson 4 17, 18, 19 j Sports 14, 15 Comics 18-Suburban Crossword 161 News Editorial 41 Television 15 volved on the question of wheth- er the contract was signed be- fore the phrase "on a 40-hour basis" was added to the docu- ments. It was agreed that if a finding was made that the signa- tures were affixed after the phrase was the dispute would be resolved. Appearing at the hearing for the union were Daniel W.Coyne of Providence, B J., staff repre- sentative; Robert F. Healy, rep- resentative of New Hampshire Public Employes .Council 68; McDonough, president of Coun- cil 68; Ronald Jenkins, presi- dent, Local 365; Henry Belan- ger, local secretary; and Ansel Grandmaison, a member of the local's executive board. 1 0ty Representation The city was represented by Sullivan; City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gormley' Jr.; Commissioner Con- rad H. Beilavance; Travis L. works director; Lio- nel Guiibert, DPW office man- ager; and Alice Dube, the may- or's secretary. Had a finding been made that the 40-hour phrase was added to the contract-before its signing, 'Jie-'arbitrator would have been obliged to prescribe a suitable remedy for the union's grievance. In testimony before Fallon, Mc- Donough said he was certain that the words were added after he signed the contract at the mayor's request. According to the testimony of the mayor, his secretary and Guilbert, the words were added before anyone signed the contract. Failon's report notes that only one union representative testified despite the fact that all three who signed the agreement on behalf of the union were present and avail- able to testify. It was suggested, he said, that this failure of two union signa- tories to testify raised a suspicion that their testimony under oath might have been harmfu} to the union's position. Analyzes Events In his analysis of events lead- ing to the contract signing, Fal- lon stated that it is apparent from the record that a '.'limita- tion .on the amount-of retroactiv- ity was discussed by the in the negotiating, session of Oct. 30, 1988." Fallon continues: "Mayor Sulb'van testified that during the course of that meeting' he informed the union negotiating committee that he believed that the best the city could afford to do in respect to rerroacn'vity was to restrict it to 40 hours per week from Jan, "He added that this was meant to convey to the union that this SALARY DISPUTE Pin Dr. Philip McQuesten was announced today by the Arts and Science Center Building Fund. The gift was made by the Telegraph Publishing Company. Dr. McQuesten was a director of the company for many years and its president from 1949 to 1966. The Company stated that the serv- munity made particularly appropriate a gift in his honor to this community project. The Arts and Science Center Build- ing Fund announced that in the new building there would be permanent, suit- able recognition of this gift which was in the amount of Hall Replaces Grandmaison As Selective Service Chief 'tee report were Sens. Creeley Buchanan, R-Amherst, Charles Armstrong, R-Littleton, Alf Ja- cobson, R-New London, and Wil- liam Gove, R-Concord. Signing the minority committee report were Sens. John P. H. Chandler Jr., R-Warner, Thomas Claveau, D-Hudson, and Ronald Marcotte, D-Rollinsford. Lamprey backed the Republican-sponsored measure and also supported, a Democra- tic proposal thus baffling both Democrats and Republicans. He said Wednesday he'll fight any attempt to have the House- passed measure get through the Senate without being amended and any attempt to clean it up with so-called rider bills. He said he'd go along with a Democratic personnel-manage- ment study proposal providing it is entered as a separate measure. The Democratic plan was offered to the Executive Departments Committee. The Democratic proposal also would study governmental efficiency, but would cost only or. less than the Republican-backed plan. With a grin, Lamprey said he'd like to see the Democratic proposal cut to about or thus bringing the total appropriation in the two propos- als to Peterson's original request. Some pundits saw Lamprey's double-endorsement as an at- attempt, to disarm the Demo- crats, others viewed the import to be a Lamprey break with ths leadership and a slowing up of the bill, while yet another said he felt it was the Senate presi- dent's way of playing a legisla- tive joke on the press and lead- ers of both parties. Rep. William Johnson, Peter- son's legislative liaison and his election campaign manager, was also caught by surprise. He said: "I'm sure Stewart didn't mean to say what he said." Sources in the governor's of- fice maintained that Peterson hadn't expected the develop- ment either. Democrats Baffled The Democrats were as baf- fled as the Republicans. Senate Minority Leader Harry Spanos, D-Newport, said "I don't know what to make of it. Another study would be surplus." House Minority Leader Ro- bert Raiche, D-Manchester, sponsor of the minority plan as an amendment to the task force bill, thought Lamprey was be- ing "foxy." But Lamprey himself had this to say: "I have a mind of my own. I am very serious about I have always endorsed idea of a minority study." He also said, that he placed no particular political. interpreta- tion on his action. TASK FORCE BILL Page I Gov. Walter Peterson an- nounced today that New Hamp- shire Selective Service Director Oscar Grandmaison of Nashua is being replaced with retired AirForce'Lt. Col. Phillips Hall of Wilmot Flat. Technically, the state: director Js appointed by Gen. Lewis Her- shey, national Selective Service head, it the recommendation of the governor. Grandmaison, 61, said: "I am not retiring, I am being re- placed by Governor Peterson." Hall, 63, who takes over on Feb. 23, has served under Grandmaison as manpower of- ficer for the past three years. OSCAR GRANDMAISON Postmasters Hail President's Plan Financial Hal Boyle Lawrence 8 Nashua Scene 4 Theaters Dr. Thosteson 18 Weather 2 Wicker ,5 WASHINGTON (AP) -Post- masters across the nation hailed the Nixon administration's first move to divorce postal affairs from politics today. But there was some doubt the traditional marriage_ will be broken up. "Patronage was; a possibility under the old system but in most cases it wasn't a prob- said Seattle Postmaster James Symbol. "This is a good step, but it doesn't change much." "It may jive the postmaster general more latitude in select- ing men who are real business managers. The Post Office De- partment needs real business said Los Angeles Postmaster Leslie N. Shaw. But, he added, "I am not sure just one changeover is going to correct the problem. In fact, I'm sure It Isn't." The remarks of Symbol and Shaw, a Negro postal-service career man who' came up through the ranks, were typical of the reaction in a cross-coun- try survey to the Nixon adminis- tration's announcement Wednes- day that henceforth all postmas- ters will be selected on merit. In moving to wipe out a pat- ronage tradition almost as old as the Nix- on said that usually the party in office does not want to give up the power to appoint postmas- ters and added "this is the time I believe, to bite that bullet." Just how much of a bite was taken was a little unclear. Senate Republican Leader Ev- erett M. Dirksen said later that the i immediate effect would be to withdraw acting post- masterships and require the ap- pointees to take new examina- tions for their jobs. The political machinery, how- ever; that locks postmasterships into the patronage system must be changed by legislation, not executive order and until the Senate votes to give up its pow- er of confirmation over siich ap- pointments a lasting break with the past cannot be assured. Under current practice, sena- tors generally select from the top three candidates in their own cities who have qualified by Civil Service examination. Rep- resentatives chose the rest from the top three qualifiers in their districts. As long as the power to veto a nominee lies with Congress, the preference of the postmaster general presumably could be blocked should local political needs momentarily eclipse post- al merit. Chairman Gale W. McGee, D- Wy.o., indicated a favorable re- sponse by his Senate Post Office Committee, and noted that the Senate approved "this course of action" two years ago' in a congressional reorganization bill that died in the Housed Nixon to Start Western Europe; Tour on Feb. 23, WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon announced today that he will begin a five-nation tour of Western Europe on Feb- ruary 23. Grandmaison, a Democrat, was' recommended for the posi- tion by then-Democratic Gov. John W. King in 1963. Hall is a Republican, as is Peterson. Grandmaison said the past six years of his administration were "very trying on parents, registrants and all personnel in- volved." He added, "My sincerest hope is that the war may soon end to commit young men to return to normal way of life and to en- joy the happiness that we all aspire to." Grandmaison slid the system is "being entrusted Into good hands." Nashua Locked Deep Freeze Thermostats in Nashua got boosted up again last night, as temperatures dipped below zero for the second time in a row. And, the weatherman predicts no immediate letup. The mercury went no higher than .the 23-degree mark yester- day, and slid.to a frosty nighttime low of five below zero. Tuesday's high was 31' degrees, with a one below reading as the low for the night. It wasn't quite as nippy at this time last February. Daytime temperatures averaged in the mid 30s, with nighttime lows in the mid teens. And, there were only five stormy days throughout the entire month, leaving a total precipitation of .84 of an inch. The precipitation total so far this month is 99 of an inch. Chamber to Hear Muskie U.S. Senator Edmund S. Mus- kie, D-Maine, will address the 43rd annual dinner meeting of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held April 25 in the Nashua High School gymnasium. Last year, about 909 persons attented the yearly dinner. Sought As Speaker Senator Muskie is a much- sought-after speaker since he at- tained national prominence as the Democratic Party's 1988 vice presidential nominee. His office receives more than 600 requests monthly for speaking engagements. The speaker's acceptance was announced today by Charles A. Glenday, president of the Cham- .her. He said, "The Chamber has once again chosen a sup e r b speaker in continuing with the tradition of the past several years." Previous speakers at these dinners have included Repub- licans, President Richard M. Nixon who delivered the "main, address last February, and Governor Nelson Rockefeller of New York, and the late U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver, Ten- nessee Democrat. To Present Award Another highlight of the April 25 dinner will be the presenta- tion, of the Chamber's "Citizen of the Year" award. Senator Muskie is expected to be considered for the Demo- cratic presidential nomination in the 1972 party convention. A native New Englander, he SEN- EDMUND MUSKIE attended public schools in Rum- ford, Me., and was graduated from Bates College where he was class president.- He is also a graduate of the, Cornell Law School. He was graduated cum laude from both colleges. Muskie Js highly regarded by members of both parties as one of the Senate's most skillful leg- islators, and a man with a repu- tation for integrity, fair dealing, and effectiveness. Among his major legislative interests are air and water polr lutipn control, guarding of the human environment, urban problems, inter governmental cooperation and efficiency, and the preservation of historical buildings and sites. William president of Royal Business Forms, Inc., heads the dinner committee as chairman. IF YOU WANT A FREE PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT, ;SEE US. INDIAN HEAD NATIONAL BANK MemberF.D.I.C. THE FOLLOWING STORES WILL BE OPEN THURSDAY I; FRIDAY 'TIL 9 P.M. BERGERON'S CARTER'S MEN'S SHOP ENTERPRISE DEFT. 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A special Centennial edition highlighting life in the Nashua area as seen through the Telegraph's eyes for a hundred years and the events in the building of its latest print- ing plant will be published in the late spring. John Stylianos, assistant man- aging editor, Is in charge of the special edition. He will receive all Vol. 1, No. 1 entries. Other photos and stories that residents may feel have special in the Telegraph's hundred year roundup will be con- sidered for publication. All mater- ials loaned for such use will be carefully safeguarded and re- turned. The Telegraph, both weekly and daily, have been published con- tinuously since October 20, when Editor Alfred Beard opened up his shop on Main Street, Nashua Village, then I part of Dunstable, N.H. Custom Framing by Experts at reasonable rates plus Green Stamps at. Nashua Wallpaper Co. 121 W. 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