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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 7, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire i Nixon Assigns Agnew to Governmental Relations Post By WALTER RUGABER York Tlnra WASHINGTON The Nixon administration intends to endow Vice President Agnew with a formal agency and a sizable professional staff to back up hii role as a federal ombudsman to itale Did local officials. A new "Office of Intergovern- mental Relations" under the Vice President's control, to be announced soon, is cited by sup- porters as a promising sign of Agnew's developing relation! with President Nixon. The President appears anx- ious to see that Agnew is to keep up with the substantive ind prosaic duties that any Pruidmt must chip ton war through. Comprehensive issesimenti are difficult only two after the inaugural. But there no real evidence that the Vice. President's low marks during the campaign have kept him in the administration doghouse. "He was badly miscast In the role of observed member of the White House staff with lines to both Agnew. and the President, "but that doesn't mean he is miscast as Vice President." Such tolerance is not unani- mous, not in tht government and certainly not in the country at large: Agnew'i image ai singularly Inept campaigner In only the most severe of icveral difficulties facing him. Another problem Is that he has no fund of long standing intimacy with Nixon to fall back upon. He turned to the President only alter supporting George W. Romney and Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York for the Republican nomination. Adjoining Office All this tends to spark the kind of speculation that arose when the President assigned Agnew an office near his own in the White House. Some sources attributed the move to a desire to keep the Vice Presi- dent on short leash. But Presidential aide as lerted that while Nixon suffered tome disappointment list fall, he still finds in his Vice Presi- dent the qualities that led to Agnew's selection at Mil m 1 Beach.. The White House source de- scribed the characteristics that impresses the President. at Agnew's his "capa- city to grow" in the new job and his apparent "enjoyment o f learning." The Vice President's new Of- fice, on the southwestern corner of the west wing of the White House, is a spacious suite at the opposite end of the -hallway from the President's own oval office. It-has a heavy walnut desk, a blue 'sola, a black and white carpet, off-white walls and a fireplace with the wood stacked neatly. There is a landscape in 1 oil hanging over the mantel. Defined For Initiative Agnew's office of Inter gov- ernmental Relations, designed to give him initiative in the domestic field, will consist of eight or ten specialists to .work on problems confronting state and local governments.' Its nature suggests that whether'it shapes up as an ac- tive, or a dead end for everyone involved de- pends to a great extent on whether the President eu push it aggressively. His that he. will.- Mayors' ind. governors with major complaints about various federal programs will wind up in the new office with experts in such fields ai manpower, welfare and transportation. "We'll be the vehicle through which the cities and the coun- ties and the will make' their feelings one of Agnew'i staff said. "These an. the people trying to implement these programs and they're the ones who see where the warts are on them." SPIRO T. AGNEW Today's Chuckle Starting from scratch isn't half IE hard as starting without it. Nashua 1969 Telegraph's lOOrh At A Daily Newspaper Weather Gold Tonight Little Change Saturday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 100 NO. Established ai a Weekly October Incorporated ai a Daily March 1, 1M9 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 7, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 16 PAGES Price TEN GENTS State Guard Home in Fall WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Thomas Mclntyre, D-N. H., said today he has been told by Army Secretary Stanley Resor most of New Hampshire's National Guards- men stationed in Vietnam will be home by October and all of them by November, if not sooner. Kept Intact suredjiim that "the men of the Mclntyre said Resor '-'assured 3rd Battalion would probably be me that 50 per cent of the orig- inal personnel" of the New Hampshire unit will be kept in- tact in tile Army's so-called "in- fusion program." The senator said that he was "alarmed" at the Army's pro- cedure in which units are brok- en up'and infused with others. Such are the plans for New Hampshire's 500-man 3rd Bat- talion, 197th Artillery. The senator said Resor as- discharged soon after their re- turn from Vietnam even when their two-year term of service had not been completed." He added that Resor said the men might return even sooner if "the Paris peace talks show promise." The men are from the Nash- ua, Manchester, Portsmouth, Somersworth, Franklin and La- conia areas. Russian Passage Is Likely For Abortion Bill CONCORD, N.H. (AP) A subcommittee considering the plan to legalize abortions in certain cases appears likely to recommend House Pub: lie Health Committee approve a yersion containing :an amend- ment that the bill's'. sponsor feels will cripple the measure. The Public Health Committee meets privately next Tuesday to take up the measure and review the suggested revision that would require that a woman must have been under psychia- tric care before pregnancy if she is to have an abortion ap- proved under the proposed new law. 'Under terms of the bill as sponsored by Rep. Jean Wallin, D-Nashua, "justified medical termination" of the pregnancy would be permitted if a psychi- atrist confirmed that the wom- an's mental health would be subject to serious permanent impairment if the pregnancy was permitted to continue. Extensive Detail Mrs. Wallin's bill also goes in- to, extensive detail on other con- ditions under which legal abor- tions would be allowed. "The section on the impair- ment of mental health to the woman is an essential part of the said Mrs. Wallin today when told of the amendment be- ing' considered. '.'I think it is important that if we change the current law, which was put into effect in 1848, that it be changed to con- form with modern she said. She described the disputed section of the bill as the reason why at least, onerthird of the TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH. Abby Baker Biossat Classifieds Comics Crossword Editorial Obituaries Pearson 4 Sports 10; 11 Suburban News 8, 9 4 12 Television H 41 Theaters ,11 Financial .1 'Dr. Tliosteson B- Hal Boyle 7 j Weather 2 Nashua Scene 4! PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. Pearl St. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA Telephone 889-4542 Open 1 1 A.M. to 2 A.M. Man. thru Set. Sundays 3 P.M. te women would get legal tions.if the "And we might remember that most of the women now getting illegal abortions, are getting .them because of this reason. If the bill was made law, they would come under this 'category and be subject to the scrutiny of 'a psychiatrist and hospital she said. Mrs. Wallin suggested that tampering with this section of the proposed legislation was tantamount to encouraging ille- gal abortions: "And obviously, one major reason for introducing the bill was to cut down on these ille- gal she said. She is mustering as much support as she can to retain the original wording of the bill. "I want the full committee to be livjhe possession of as many "facts arid as much information as possible on the ramifications of the she said. The Nashua'Democrat said she will be calling officers of the New Hampshire Medical As- sociation and other supporters of the bill asking them to talk to committee members about the charige. "I also want to make sure the doctors are kept informed of Housewives Who Opposed Army Housewives of Lynnfield, Mass., regi- ster their approval of plans to halt con- struction of Army Sentinel antibaUistic missile base in the communities north of Boston. Pictured at site in North Andover are (1 to r) Mrs; Janice Taylor and Pvbik Protest Work ori Sentinel Missile daughter Sheila; Jtrs. Arthur Chamian and Mrs. .Harold Haloppa with children Hal, 5; Joan, and Lynn, 4. Halt to new-construction on billion Sentinel. system was-ordered by. Secretary of fense Melvin' Laird in Washington. (AP Wirephbto) ABORTION BILL Put I By FRED S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON (AP) Wid- ening public protests against the Sentinel antimissile system ap- parently were significant in the Nixon to hold up work and take anoth- er look at the project. .The protests, centering in a half dozen metropolitan areas chosen for antimissile installa- have resulted in a surge of letters to congressmen and senators. Critical mail reaching the Pentagon, some referred by the White House, also reflects con- cern.of :people "living elsewhere in the country. The letters' ex- ,press worry about the growth of nuclear weapons and the proba- ble negative effect the U.S. anti- missile system would have on arms control talks with Soviet Union. Public Objections The rising public objections are credited, with winning some recruits to a Senate group which last year failed in a series of 'legislative efforts to block funds for the Sentinel. They hope to succeed this year. Even some previously un- swerving supporters Sen- tinel, such as Chairman L. Men- del Rivers of the House Armed Services Committee, are show- ing signs of uncertainty., Rivers has postponed'his committee's consideration of proposed anti- missile sites until the adminis- tration makes up its mind. The Chicago Sun-Times re- ported in a copyright story tor day, quoting Senate sources, that the administration has al- ready decided hot to deploy the Sentinel "system although it plans to go ahead with antimis- sile research and development. The newspaper said the ad- ministration plans to announce its decision in mid-March along with the announcement of ar- rangements for arms control talks with the Soviet Union.. A Pentagon analysis of edito- rial reaction concluded that a significant number of newspa- pers which previously supported the-Sentinel, program began late last year to advance reasons for delay. The analysis, prepared last month, said that "the actual, se- lection of Sentinel, sites' near several large cities in late. 1968 increased the demands for fur- ther public Army officials said the; major protest movement started last mid-November In.Chicago, pro- posed site for a Sentinel base, led .by a group of nuclear physi- cists.. Basically, scientists who have led-'the. opposition in Chicago and Detroit have concentrated their attack on two main points: the presence of :the Sentinel system's Spartan mis- sile would present a potential danger of accidental nuclear ex- plosion of its warhead, puking the explosive equivalent of a million pounds of TNT. the'presence of anti- missile complexes would actual- ly increase the danger to by making it a military target for enemy missiles.' "WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon has indi- cated he would be willing to hold a summit meeting with Soviet leaders if lower- level talks show progress, preferably on'both political and military matters. Nixon aides say whether these conditions are met could be determined in. the weeks ahead by the suc- cess of preliminary talks already started with the Soviet Union on a possible; push for a Middle East set-. tlement. Future Time his Thursday news confer- ence, Nixon said he takes-a dim view .of "instant 'summitry" but expressed the :view he should meet, with-Soviet leaders "at future time." 'After returning March 3 from his projected five-nation Euro- pean tour, Nixon said, he intends "to conduct exploratory talks at various levels to see if such a meeting could take place." But he cautioned that any summit meeting should be well prepared and that the agenda should cover "various differ- ences -that .we on which we can perhaps make progress" Nixon is scheduled to leave on his nine-day tour Feb. 23. The Soviets have expressed willingness to begin talks aimed at limitations on some strategic nuclear weapons but have not indicated whether parallel, if separate, discussions on politi- cal matters-would be welcomed. Nixon, it was said, seeks prog- ress on .both military 'and polit- ical; .negotiations, believing 'a successful summit could grow oiit of such development. Talks on the Middle East cri- sis will, of course, be, studied closely-here for evidence that the 'United States .the yiets. might manage to carve out, common ground on political well as military problems. During his f o r't h c o m i n g ".working trip" to. Belgium, .Germany, Italy, Great Britain and "France, associates reported Nixon. ..would .search not only-for areas of agreement .among allied leaders .but expressions of disagreement. Ultimate Aim They said his. ultimate aim to strengthen ties with North At- lantic Treaty .Organization members and give them a sense of- full participation. in alliance affairs. This was the explanation giv- en for. Nixon's decision to stop first at NATO headquarters in Belgium. White House sources said there is no political significance to the timing of other stops, al-. though some observers, won- dered why the .President winding up his trip in France, one of the. thinner, reeds in returning..home via the Vatican: where .he will confer with Pope Paul VI., Nixon'? decision to.fly. to West Berlin de- termination'-1to dramatize the commitment -'of previous administrations to- preserve the in '.that .Western, en- clave .encircled 'by "Communist' East Germany. City Treasurer to Retire By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER 'Cily Treasurer Tax Collector Edward R. Benoit will retire March 15. b A pension resolution for the.74- year-old city official was beinf readied today by the 'city clerk'a department after he announced his retirement plans to Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan. Benoit will retire after having served 20 years in municipal gov- .''ernment. His.successor.will be elected by the Board of Aldermen-though no election. date has been selected yet. Benoit was elected treasurer; tax coUetcor in 1955 to succeed the late Poulin. Before being named to the post Benoit had served as a milk analyst in the Health Department. .A former alderman, he served president of the board in EDWARD R. BENOIT 45. He ran for mayor in 1945 but was defeated by the late Dr. Os- wald S. Maynard. Before joining city government, Benoit had been an overseer in the weaving department of the old Nashua Manufacturing Co. He had-indicated his impending retirement to the Telegraph last December after the aldermani? finance committee had been criti- cal of delays in collecting worth of: overdue stock-in-trade taxes. "At the Benoit had aban- doned his usually, .gruff exterior to say: "I've done what I thought, was right. Being tax collector doesn't mean you have a Simon Legree.. I've tried to be helpful and compassionate and I've leaned- over backwards in some cases. But overall I think it will be found my actions have helped rather than hurt the image of this :city." The post has a-salary range of to Benoit was on the second step of the newly adopted pay scale and--.was re- ceiving: J9.0M. icials Take Firm Stand On Car lowing Law By JOHN HARRIGAN An irritated Nashuan stomped around his car, painstakingly cleaning snow from it as he di- rected comments to. three men waiting for him to move it. Alderman-at-Large John V. Chesson, chairman of the traf- fic committee, said he wai bombarded with calls from irate owners whose vehicles had been towed from municipal parking lots. The committee has juris- diction over the municipal park- ing lots and Chesson said in the past snow removal became over ly complicated because of cars parked overnight in the lots.. Nashua police received com- plaints from disgruntled car- owners who found they: owed the city money for towing.- A man walked into the may- BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. HELP YOU GET OUT OF DEBT BY CONSOLIDATING TOUR BIJilS PAST DUE OR NOT, TOTJ CAN AVOID LEGAL AC- TIONS JHJNS HJTT.ERS AND THREATENING PHONE OALtl. NOT A LOAN NO SECURITY NO CO-SIGMSfig IF VOU OWE PAT AS LOW AS Sl.OOO WEEKLY WEEKLY IS5 WEEKLY OB WRITE TODAY of Ulad Tomorrow m 108 92 gt. 183-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS RMU or Oflici pnointnunti -irranni) protest the towing away of his car. Many .Incidents These are among the many incidents which resulted from action by Nashua police' after the last snowstorm to clear municipal parking lots ,of un- attended vehicles so the lots could be cleared of snow. One reason, for the .furor a city ordiance which states that vehicles -must be removed from municipal parking lots within a posted time after a snowfall. But the chief reason is that up until the last storm, police had been lenient.with per- sons'whose cars were impeding snow-removal. The root of the problem is i matter of reading ability. The city had 38 sips printed for posting in city-owned lots. They are posted four hours in ad- vance of plowing, as warned by larger signs. The larger signs, which have been installed in parking lots for the last two years> .warn that "when time of snow re- moval" is posted, vehicles, still parked will be towed away at the owner's expense. Robert Lozeau, owner of Bob Lozeau, Inc., which hat a con- tract with the city, had comments on the parking situa- tion. He said, he had a contract with the city stipulating time. "I have so ninny, hours to get the snow out of the parking which mearis that parked cars cause delay." Before the last storm, no can had been towed aw.ay. An effort was made by police and the contractor to locate owners so they 'could move them and not be fined. But Lozeau says this. simply will not work any more. The lots are usually plowed late at night and in the early morn- Ing, and citizens do not react favorably i to.' being roused out of .warm .beds at such He recalled one significant in- ddent.-..; ..Lozeau and two other men were in the process of plowinf a lot near High Street, and com- pleted the job on all but one quarter, which: was blocked by Lozeau said he does not remember, the exact time, but says it was sometime during the dim hours! The citizen who owned the .ve- hicle was awakened. Lozeau and his two men. and three veh'iclei waited.while the man got dressed. Then they stood by M he spent 25 minutes painstaking- ly brushing.bits of'snow from his car before he moved it tht necessary H.feet. "He looked at ui. and mut- tered and then he would say something in a foreign language TOWING LAW 'Page 1 Sign Language There- are signs like this in each of nine munic- ipal parking lots. Officials say that hereafter, motor- ists will have to "tow the mark" or have their vehicles .'marked for .-towing. (Telegraphbto-Harrigan) Bouchard Eyes Af-large Posf The resignation of Ward t Alder- man Bertrand J.v Bouchard wai received by the aty clerk's de- partment today m anticipation of the alderman-at-large election Tuesday night. Bouchard states'in his letter he is resigning-to run for the at-large vacancy and his resignation is to take effect when, comes up at the aldermahie meet- ing According to the charter, an alderman must'resign before he can :be considered for .'another post by the aldermen. The'current vacancy was cre- ated by the resignation of Paul J. Roussel Nov.-26. Other candidates for the job in- clude Joseph A. Sotite, 35 New- burgh Road, a newcomer to city politics; former Aldermen at- Large Alfred A Are) ind DoniM R: Hardy.' Should Bouchard win the seat, another election would be re- quired to select a ward J alder- man. 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