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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 19, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's fhuckle Sign in a garden supply itore: "Let your mind go to seed." Seleura 1969 The Telegraph'! 100th Year At A Daily Newspaper C J Weather Ught Drizzle Tonight Little Change Thursday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO .VOL, 100 NO. Established as a Weekly October incorporated as a Daily March' NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1969 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Abortion Bill Showdown Due Today j Ashes Distributed Nashuans by the thousands today attended Ash Wednesday services to usher in the Lenten season and the observance was commemorated by the distribution of ashes. At the Church of the Good Shepherd, the Rev. Walter C. Righter, officiated, and receiving ashes is James Waters Serving as the acolyte "is Richard Righter. Ask Wednesday Services Usher in Lenten Season Penitential promises were inwardly, issued by thousands .of area residents today, as Ash Wednesday marked the- beginning bf the Lenten season for Protestants and Roman Catholics. Special observances, will continue 6. Services'todayJn Catholic and Episcopal- churches around the distribution oi ashes which are. the remains oi .blessed branches used last 'Palm Sunday. Though1 some Protestant denominations, other than Episcopalian, also observe the day, the use offqshes is generally not included. f The'Greek Orthodox community will begin its observance of-' Lent on Monday. Sunday-will be- Easter Sunday onApnl.13. CONCORD, N. H. CAP) Cloaked in controversy, the bill revising New Hampshire's 121-year-old abortion law was .to be brought to the House floor today for a showdown vote. Rep. Jean Wallin, D- Nashua, sponsor of the pro- posal to legalize "justified medical terniinatipn" of a pregnancy under specific conditions in certain cases, anticipated a close fight. Decision Acceptable The House Public Health Committee, by 13-10, approved an amended .version of the measure amendments which Mrs. Wallin said were accept- able to her because they clear up some language and 'outline in more detail the psychiatric portion. A minority report from the committee urged the measure to be put to death. '.The basically medical meas- ure underwent extensive review In the majority of the committee emrgihg in favor of the Intent of the bill. But many members said they couldn't recommend approval because of conscience. Mrs. 'Wallin had expressed fear, that the psychiatric section might1 have been amended requiring a woman seeking an abortion to have had psychiatric treatment before the pregnancy. Under the amended version ap- proved by the committee ma- thei bill leaves it up to the woman's psychiatrist to de- termine whether she has had sufficient psychiatric care. Under, the measure, legal abortions would be allowed in licensed 'hospitals with the .ap- proval of a committee of doc- tbrs. The state's 1848 law now permits a' legal abortion after 20 weeks of gestation but only to save the mother's life. Dr. Jesse Gait, president.of :the Society, told House members'in letters that the 'measure, is needed to "cor- rect obvious deficiencies in the present law and will.not create a 'mecca for abortion seekers' as some opponents allege." Gait said the current law de- prives the pregnant woman and her doctor of the advances made by medical science in re- cent years. Jl.OM Fine He said the current law pro- vides a fine and a prison term of up to 10 for dis- turbing a pregnancy "any in- tent, to destroy a quirk- child, unless by reasons of some mal- formation or of difficulty or protracted labor it shall have been necessary to'preserve the life of the woman, or shall have, been advised by two physicians to be necessary for that pur; pose." He said a "quick child" is generally .conceded by "most physicians to designate a time period in pregnancy -at 20 weeks. It .is an accepted medi- cal fact that doctors consider it dangerous to perform an abor- tion after, the 12th week of preg- nancy." ..The Most Rev. Ernest Prim-, eau, Roman Catholic bishop of Manchester, opposed the Wallin measure, saying that as a cler- Arab Attacks Draw By MARCUS ELIASON AVIV] (AP) '.Another Arab guerrilla attack on an Is- raeli airliner brought a threat today from Transport Minister M'oshe Carmel of retaliation against Arab airlines. Following" the machine, gun- ning of an El Al airliner in Zu- rich, Switzerland, Tuesday night, Carmel told the Tel Aviv newspaper "The Arab governments who are concerned with- preserving the internation- al airlinks of their countries would do well to take immediate steps; to hold back the sabo- teurs, .and ,thus avoid the deteri- oration arid .destruction of the airways of .the Middle East." '.CJarmel was. first Israeli official to blame Lebanon Im the guerrilla- attack in Decem- ber Israeli airliner in Ath- ens. Forty-eight hours later Is- raeli.- commandos raided Beirut airport U planes of Lebanon's'JJiddle East Air- lines. This' U.S. State Department and U.N; Secretary-General U Thant condemned the Arab at- tack in arid Thant ex- pressed hope there would be no reprisal. But leading Israeli Harvard, Radcliffe flay Merge i C-'. By FRED M. HECH1NGER Niw York Timw Niwi tmiei .CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The trustees of Radcliffe College will meet "here on Saturday to dis- cuss >a possible merger with Harvard under a plan that could eventually lead- to the disappearance of the. 90-year-old women's college as an .educa- tional entity. The merger would, not affect Radcliffe. .students'- classroom instruction, buf it would aim at setting new campus patterns of integrating. housing arrange- ments, seminars and; tutorials, with many men'and. women liv- ing under roof, some on separate floors' antl; others-in adjoining apartments; Except for physical and counseling, Radcliffe has lib faculty pi .its .own, and. in 1943 Harvard formally .assumed full responsibility for Radcliffe's instruction. the.: same time, 'it was teamed that regardless of the eventual decision the Radcliffe Institute would be retained under its original name. In, f set, it is expected that the Institute would be given an even more important role as "a watch- dog" to protect the special edu- FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. Serving Ntihui ind mrreuad- Inr town. 465-2267 BILLS ARE A PAIN LIST A. B. 0. HELP YOU GET OUT OF DEBT BT CONSOIIDATING TOUR BtttS PAST DUE OB NOT. IOTIOAH AVOID LEGAL AC- d'lONS _ DUNS LETTERS ANT) THREATENING PHONE CALLS.. NOT A LOAN NO SEOUUrCV SO CO-S1GHEKS IT TOD OWE PAT AS LOW AS f IS WEEKLY S2.000, 825 W35EKLT IJ.OOO 135 WEEKLY CALL OK WRITE WIDAT for !'Petce of Hind Tomorrow 1171 Kim 669-5161 Room 101 n Hain St. NMhlli 'M3-17S7- ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Home nr Office MU cational interests of .'colleger. women and to inform of particular needs. The Institute was 1J60 as a center for women's "continuing learning and schol-'. arship." It provides guidance and research tp-'helft. women in acquiring and using their higher education, both in- careers and as creative, uals. Neither. Mrs. Mary. president of Radcliffe, nor Na- than M. president Harvard University, would con-; firm or deny reports of merger' discussions. But Pusey said that: Harvard "would not receive recommendations for coed hous-' ing until such a time as the' faculty of Arts and Sciences has! full responsibility for ;the lives? of Radcliffe students outside the; classroom." This means that student rei 'quests :for- experimental ex-? change .programs, such as been tried by other would be turned down unless -if more formal relationship be-'- tween the institutions name-, ly a merger can be agreed.7- upon. Although Radcliffe officialsj. would not discuss plans for theV special trustee meeting and be-y yond, it was learned from re--: liable sources that advocates of' a merger hope that, a-'formal? proposal may be submitted-toj the college's after: the Saturday If the trustees agree on (u-- lure course of action, such av proposal is then expected to be presented to a joint meeting of the Radclifte council arid the- Harvard C o r p o r a t i o n on March 3.: .The 11-inember council, which is elected by the larger "board of trustees as its policy-making body and includes Mrs.JBuntirig, is the equivalent of Harvard's powerful corporation. At present, the most optimis- tic estimate is that the joint .groups may approve the merger in principle. This would clear the way for. negotiations be- tween the two administrations ultimately, for .a' vote by the.Harvard, faculty. Motorists Urged TO Use Caution; Roads Hazardous Stale md police today id- Visf motorists -to exercise extra caution as result of contour lug storm.: The eofflbinatloR storm set test night, and pelted the area with R freezing rata, snow and kail. The rain, followiij nearly akfauk ft snow produced sUppery driving and walking conditions. Tie antkoriqes advise motor- isti to drive slower, aid to apply brakes sooner than aormtl wkep approacUng all Interjections. Many Nashua streets remalf Rarrimed after Wfa inches; snow last urge drivers to drive slowly avoid aeddem's. .Tke weithermin predicts twlwial Bjht MOW or driztle. day today, and Unrsday. Temperatures, kotk day aid nlgfct, are expected to be' arouad 3t. Winds will be from aortk at to miles per newspapers promised retaliation. ation, The; semiofficial newspaper Lemerhav declared: "Thei sabo- tage of airways cannot, be one- sided: The. Israeli security au: thprities must reach the proper conclusions .with regard to this extension of Arab terror." published by !the- rightwing Gahal party, said Is- rael "must react because her neighbors understand no other language." The guerrillas, three men' and a woman, opened up on the El Al Boeing- 720 from behind- a snowbank Tuesday night as it taxied down rich's: Kloten. airpbict ;bf f' for Tel AviV.' Six of- per- sons aboard, most of them, Is- raelis, were wounded. The most seriously injured were trainee pilot Yoran Peres, hit in the abdomen by three bul- lets. He was reported out of 'danger following an emergency operation at the.Zurich'Cantonal Hospital. Zurich police said an Israeli security agent jumped :from' the plane through an emergency, hatch after .the first-.burst's of fire and4 killed one of the attack- trs with a shot through the head from his automatic pistol. Swiss firemen raced to the scene and arrested the other three Arabs. They said they had to overpower the Israeli agent 'otherwise he would have killed the others as. well." '-The Israeli and the three :Ar-, we're in-'-custody today-and were to appear before an exam- ining magistrate. It .was. as- sumed the Israeli agent would plead self-defense. Sources: at; Bern, where the Swiss Cabinet met to discuss the incident, said Israel was expect- ed to file an early request for the extradition of the three Ar- abs. But legal experts there said Switzerland is, virtually certain to reject this, because the Swiss legal code stipulates jurisdiction Aver, crimes committed in the country. Police said (he. attackers -also hurled incendiary bombs and hand grenades at the plane, but they failed to explode. Three parcels of plastic explosives were found in fhe-'Arabs' rented car. Soph after the attack on the Amsterdam-Tel Aviv-flight; the Pppular Front for the Libera- tion of Palestine, a pro-Marxist giierrilla group based in Jordan, issued' a communique assuming the at- tack. It said the raid was in re- prisal for., "brutality and tor- ture" committed on Arab civil- ians by Israeli, authorities in oc- cupied territory. PFLP is the same group that claimed credit for the hijacking of an El Al plane over the Medi- terranean .last -July 23 the shooting up of-an El Al airliner in Athens Dec. The latter, in which.one passenger was killed, prompted an .Israeli, reprisal raid on .Beirut International Air- port in which 1.1 Lebanese air- liners were destroyed. Sale Inferior Latex WqlkPaint Gal. inw.peirist. m-tai Open Train, nights 'til What's So Special About FREE CHECKING AT NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if yog're ynder 65 and NONE if you're over. what! Member, F.D.I.C. FOTOMART 178 Main Street OPEN AS USUAL gyman bemoan this attempt to promote something which I consider immoral." He added that "as a citizen, I oppose this effort to fake away the rights of unborn chil- dren which have been defended upheld in our courts." The bishop said the experi- ence In "places which have per- missive abortion laws has caused serious concern. Abor- tion has become big business. One asks whether New Hamp- shire wishes to be the mecca of abortion seekers as well as of tourists." He opposed the bill on moral, legal and medical grounds, say- ing he.believes it may be un- constitutional "and it is definite- ly contrary to the common good." Eight years ago an abortion bill passed both houses of legislature but was vetoed by then-Gov. Wesley Powell. Af KickoW Dinner Foreign Minister Abba Eban .said the, Zurich attack "demon- strated the murderous charac-' teristics" of 'Arab; guerrilla or- ganizations, encouraged by the ''atmosphere of compassion demonstrated toward these or- ganizations after the-Athens at- tack." He pointed out that U.N. Securiy Council "issued not one word of condemnation of the Athens attack." Eban pointedly added will be surprising and astonish- ing if the conscience of the world is not aroused, by this al- tack on the lives of civilians, on freedonrof flight and the spver-. eignty of a neutral-and peace- loving meaning Switz- erland.' Secretary-General Thant de- plpred the attack as a "crimi- nal, dastardly" act .but added he "strongly hopes this will not be, followed by an act of retail- ation." A State Department spokes- man in Washington said the United States "deeply' regrets deplores the senseless at- tack." The Swiss government or- dered an. investigation to deter- mine if others were involved- in the attack, and the Swiss Cabi- net was called to a meeting in Bern.' The government said it considered the attack "a grave incident." Trio Held In Slaying HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) Squads of Haverhill and state and local police from New Hampshire this morning arrest- ed three men, two of them brothers, in connection with the gangland-style killing of a Port- land, Maine, man whose body was found dumped along the roadside in Hampton, N.H., Sun- day night. Haverhill Police Capt. Daniel M. Fasiilo identified the men as Robert DeMatteo, 28, his broth- er, Antonio DeMatteo, 41, and Joseph Danese, 33, all of Haver- hill. Police said Robert DeMatteo was arrested at the Holiday Inn in Lawrence. The other two were arrested at their homes. Police were armed with shot- guns and machine guns in all three arrests. No resistance was offered, police said. They wre arrested on first de- gree murder warrants present- ed by the New Hampshire State Police. The trio face arraignment this morning in district court on probable cause charges for ren- dition to Hampton, N.H. The body of Willian Dougher- ty, 41, was found along the Exe- ter Hampton Expressway. Police said he had been shot twice in the head, once through the jaw and once in the chest. Participants in the Arts and Science fund drive met last night at the Berk- shire Inn to coordinate and plan an area canvass. Looking plans for the proposed building are, fronuleft: George E. Grondin of Hudson; Joseph E.. Sakey, chairman of the Community Campaign Division; Mrs.- John J. Williams Jr., of Merrimack; John A. Carter, general chairman of the drive; and John D. Quick of Hollis. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) Arts and Science Center Drive Hits Mark The annoucement that a to- tal of has been reached in the drive for Arts and Science Center build- ing fund, highlighted a kick off dinner meeting for 125 volunteer campaign workers last night at' the Berkshire Inn. John A. Carter, general chair- man made the announcement and .-stressed the potential fund raising capacity of the commu- nity division by underscoring the need for three-year pledges _ from subscribers. He outlined the commemora- tive gift plan, which makes it. possible for a donor to have per- manent recognition in the new center. He urged the volunteers to begin their jobs immediately; emphasizing personal visits. Names Selected A name selection process was used at the instruction meeting .which allowed each worker to select the pledge cards for'pros- pects. A campaign brochure was mailed from the building fund office to all prospects this week. Joseph G. Sakey, chairman of the .community campaign, de- scribed the- new; Arts.'and .Sci- ence Center as a facility "to serve the needs of the entire greater Nashua area. The new Center will help to educate "chil- dren by exposure to a- special world. Its lively.stimulating at- mosphere will encourage inde- pendent pursuits of knowledge and will heighten the very per- spnal joy that comes from a de- veloping awareness of new di- mensions in he said. "We-work closely with our 30 affiliated groups in developing programs not only for our inner city Sakey continued, "but for adults and children in all surrounding towns as well. Currently, a plan is. being de- veloped which will offer exten- sion services through the schools. We also plan to offer field trips, come-and-see tours and social types of events within the center itself attractive to people of all Sakey con- cluded. opportunity of creating a cultural complex in the center City Budgets Due for Review Tonight The fire and police depart- ment budgets will be reviewed by Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan and the aldermen in the City Hall tonight, starting at 7. To be reviewed is the fire de- Sears Store Here Damaged by Fire The Sears-Eoebuck and Com- pany store, 186 Main St., suffered considerable smoke arid water damage from Monday night's fire in the.Fotomart Camera Corpora- tion, according to Scot- en, manager of the store. He estimated damage- at be- tween and to mer- chandise and display items. He said the establishment was continuing full-scale operations during the clean-up. partment requests which total or more than appropriated last year. The police department budget review is scheduled for 8. Tlie department is seeking which is more than was granted in 1968. Friction is expected to develop over the department's request .for additional cruisers. The subject received, a brief airing Monday njght at the al- dermanic f in a n c'e c'ommittee meeting where Chief Paul J. Tracy described the need for more vehicles as acute. He was rebuffed by Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan who said better vehicle assignment pro- cedures would eliminate the need for new vehicles. Each promised to present fur- ther arguments on the question at the budget session tonight. of a city is singular and almost John A: Carter said. "This opportunity exists for greater Nashua now and we, every one of us, must seize it for our individual benefit; :for our. collective, economic as well as altruistic benefit; and, even 'more important, to ensure future prosperity of the area.fnt our children and our children's Carter concluded. Report Meeting The first report meeting for workers in this "division if scheduled for Monday, Feb. 24. Robert B. Hamblett served as master of ceremonies and ceived campaign progress re- ports from Warren W. Kean, co- chairman of the corporation committee, and Joseph M. Ker- rigan, advance gifts committee chairman, and Mrs. William R. Swart; chairman'of the center's board of .directors. Also seated at the head table were Bernard A. Streeter, Jr., co-chairman of; corporations; Oliver .Stevens! Jr., vice chair- man of the advance gifts com- mittee; Jafar' Shoja, executive director of. the center; and Owen C. Coogan, president of 'Owen Coogan, Inci, professional-fund raising EG Coed Greenville Teen-ager Suffers Burns in Blaze By HAZEL COTZ1N GREENVILLE A 15-year-old boy received second and third degree bums on his hand in a' fire-that destroyed a bam housing 10 snowmobiles and other equipment here last night. The barn, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Martin, is located on Pleasant Street in Greenville. Mar- tin's nephew, Dennis Alix, was working on a snowmobile in the barn with a friend, Ivan Duval, .16, when the machine suddenly caught fire. The boy's sleeve ignited. An- other uncle, Leonard Vaillancourt of New Ipswich, rushed into the bam and wrapped the boy in his jacket to smother the [lames. He was taken to the Monadnock Com- munity Hospital in Peterborough. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Alix of Greenville. The boy's father said he will be hos- pitalized for at least Diival escaped injury. Martin is a dealer in snowmo- biles and all the equipment housed' in the bam was lost. The" bam was attached to a 10-room house that was recently remod- eled. Some of the rooms suffered smoke and water damage. Fire Chief J. Henry Bergeron estimated the loss to be approx- imately When the Department arrived, the barn was engulfed in flames, he said. "But this is one time when Mutual Aid was working together. They all did a fine job in saving the attached house! Within IS minutes the lir'f departments of New Ips- wich, AUson ind Wilton were it the The chinchillas that Martin rais- es in the attic of the house, wen lived. Friends ind neighbors helped the Martins remove furniture in 'the -rooms.', Most of it it being stored in neighbors' Not True Bishop Guertin High School going coed is only an adolescent's :dream. Brother John Collignon, school principal, said reports that the school is studying the possibility of admitting.'girls :'is "totally false." He said the Catholic high school was planned for boys only and there aVe no plans to deviate from .this.plan.- "It's not 'that we are against coed he said, "but right now we have no intention of deviating from' being in all-boyj schooL We are. the only boys school in'Nashua and our enroll- ments are steadily climbing. Of course, if our enrollment were dropping; it would be a different situation." The school's current enrollment numbers 450. Next year it is ex- pected to reach 500. The maximum enrollment capacity Is set at Rumors that BG would go coed have been sweeping private school circles and gained emphasis with the recent announcement Louis School for Girls would close permanently in June; TONIGHT IN THE TELEGBAPH Abby Classifieds Tne family will stay with JUrtia'i Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle NasMa 41 M M Pearson Sports 11, U News B, 11 ,M