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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 28, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle Even In the Stone Age, when wom- en wrote down their ages, they were chiseling. Nashua 1969 Tht Telegraph's At A Daily Ntwtpoptr Weather Cloudy, Cold Tonight Cloudy, Mild Saturday FULL REPORT ON PAGI TWO VOL. 100 NO. 305 EiUbliihed it Weekly October JO. ISM Incorporated M Dally Much 1, NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY Second Clm Postage Paid At Nuhui, N. H. 18 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Nixon Warns Hanoi By PETER GROSE Miw York Tfmn fanlM WASHINGTON The Administration hu North Vietnam that a continua- tion of this week'i attacki to South Vietnam would mean that the understanding that produced the bombing halt last Nor. 1 had "expired." The tharp reduction in enemj thellingi and ground assaulti la the last 24 houri wai interpreted by high at Wnta-. lively, ai North Vietnam'! positive response to thii wan- ing. The United States mesiage, which did not make specific threat to resume bombardment North Vietnam, was said to have been conveyed through pri- diplomatic contacts short- ly after enemy forces intensi- fied their attacks across South Vietnam last Sunday. Military officials feared the att a c k s might turn into new general offensive. The warning was reportedly repealed in Paris today, at the formal session of peace talks with North Vietnam and the National Liberation Front or Viet Cong. The U. S. Representative, Henry Cabot Lodge, was quoted as telling the enemy side "the, consequences of these attacks are your responsibility." The precise nature of the un- derstanding between the U. S. and North Vietnam, which pres- ident Johnson disclosed in his speech of Oct. 31 announcing the complete bombing halt, has become a point of public dis- pute between Washington and Hanoi, as well as within the U.S. Government. Because of this ambiguity, the Nixon administration withheld an automatic, judgment that the enemy offensive required an'. immediate military response. After a virtually hour-byrhour study of the military action in South Vietnam few days, the administration's hope now is that the diplomatic warning was sufficient and that military retaliation will be un- necessary. The relevant part of the un- derstanding, as stated by John- ton Administration officials at the time of-the bombing halt, was this: "If there were abuses.'. of the demilitarized zone, Viet Cong or North Vietnamese at- tacks on the cities or other populated areas in South Viet- nam, a bombing cessation sim- ply could not be.maintained." Nashua Youth, 15, Monoxide Victim I'v Snow Art In Litchtield All one had to do to view this gaspingly beautiful winter scene was to turn the curve at the Howard Copp homestead on Route 3A, Litchfield. For other photos of THE storm, see Page 8. (Telegraphoto-Durocher) Nixon Appeals To De Gaulle To Join In Search For Peace By FRANK CORMIER PARIS (AP) Presi- dent Nixon came to Paris today, the climactic stop on his five-nation tour, with an appeal to President Charles de Gaulle to join him in "efforts to build a new sense of Western purpose" and in a search for "a just and lasting peace." Look To Future After.strained U-S.-Freneh re- lations dating back many the American-President urged the French leader to join in looking not to the past aggrava- <tions but to the future. "We shall not repeat the slo- gans of old disputes in our ef- forts to. build a 'new sense of Western ths U.S. President said in an address prepared for his arrival from Rome. "We will respect your convictions. We will strive to find areas of common under- standing. We will talk, but will also listen. For without France there is no Europe. Both your continent and our world need your wisdom and experience." De Gaulle strode out to Air Force One to greet Nixon. Nixon emerged from the jet with a wave of his right hand to a waiting crowd of officials, then grasped the hand of the 78- year- old general, whose face was wreathed in an amiabla smile. "It is indeed in your- person that the United States is paying a cordial visit to De Gaulle told Nixon. "For 200 years, during a time when many things have hap- pened, nothing could keep our country from feeling that your, country was a the -French leader added...... "You have come to see uj so that we can make known our thoughts and our intentions on the problems and the-affairs of the world, and.that you enlight- en us on your views and proj- ects-" Nixon also sounded a call to something new and different. "Our Western said, "different as they may be in culture, history and tradition, face in common the task of creating new which will inspire our peoples, goals which will lead them to con- structive rather than destruc- tive relations." The President referred to his- toric links-between France and Sen. Chandler Sees Delay In Abortion Bill Hearing America and said the two "must once again begin a jour- ney together" in search of something more exciting than any previous adventure they have shared. "We must discover the way to a just and lasting Nixon said. "The search will be diffi- cult, but we must succeed, for the price of failure cannot be borne. I look forward, Mr. Pres- ident, to discussing with you how to carry out this essential task-" ___... In a glowing, compliment to his host, Nixon said "few lead- ers of the modern world think so broadly as you." "Few have so well understood the great historical sweeps, of the he continued. "Few have thought so clearly about the future. Few have considered the interplay of forces that shape events, the motivations of men and nations, the subtle tra- ditions that lie behind the atti- tudes of the moment." Portents of disturbances preceded Nixon's arrival. The French Communist-party called for demonstrations "at the moment he enters Paris" to .protest the "new flare-up of American aggression" in Viet- nam since Nixon's inauguration. Early in the. day, roving bands of youths shouting "Go smashed windows at offices of American Expresi and Pan American Airways, and at the Hilton Hotel coffee shop. Two persons were slightly injured by flying glass at the ho- tel, and five youths were arrest- ed at the American Express of- fice. About French riot police were mobilized in Paris. Leaving Rome for Paris, Nix- on told Italy's leaders he was "reassured" by his talks with them, which he. said had brought the matter of-closer, consultations to a new stage. Then he flew off to tackle the toughest task of his eight-day European the groundwork for a new, closer relationship between the United States and France and pressing discreetly for a greater degree of European unity. Saying goodbye, Premier Mariano Rumor expressed Ita- ly's appreciation of Nixon's plan to negotiate outstanding issues with the Soviet Union. He told Nixon those negotiations "will be a great contribution toward the solution of the problems which trouble the life of the peo- ple and the construction of a more stable and specific inter- national order." As Nixon closed his 21-hour visit to fifth stop of his five-nation disor- ders broke out in the Italian capital. By ADOLPHE V. BERNOTAS CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Sen. John Chandler, R-Warner, Public Health Committee chair- man, says it will be at least two or three weeks before he'll schedule a hearing on the con- troversial abortion law reform measure. The bill was.sent to his com- mittee Thursday. He told The Associated Press: "I want to have a cooling off period of two to three weeks. There have been many tempers flaring in the State House In the last few days over the abortion bill and I want a sane and sensible hearing." The measure recently passed the House amid the most emo- tional turmoil of the current session. The Democratic leaders repeated their concern FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. Serving Naihut and tag toirfli. 465-2267 BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. HELP TOU GET OUT OP DEBT BT CONSOLIDATING TODR BILLS PAST DDE OH NOT. TOtI CAN AVOID LEO At AC- TIONS DBMS LETTERS AND THKEATEN1NG PHONE CALLS. NOT A LOAN HO gEOUKITV NO CO-SIGNEHi rr ron OWE PAT AS LOW AI 115 WEEKLT 125 WEEKLY 135 WTEKLT OAIL OK WHITE TODAf for el Mini) Tomorrow 1171 Boom 91 St. M3.1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS or Appointment! ArrtDfed____ with Gpv. Walter Peterson's citizens task force, that it would leave the present legislative ses- sion as a "government in lim- bo." Sen. Harry Spanos of Newport and Rep. Robert Raiche of Manchester criticized the recent action of the Republican gover- nor in deferring consideration of retirement fund appropriations and of teachers salaries and ether related matters until the task force makes its recommen- dations later this year. They said Thursday the con- cerns of New Hampshire teach- ers have been thoroughly stud- ied and that action should be taken now. And they added, in a joint statement, that the needs of the teachers and of the state's edu- cation in general should before the House and Senate at this session. Press Conference Peterson's office announced' today the governor will hold "a press conference of major im- portance" next Wednesday. It's expected he will use the occasion to sign the citizens task force bill and an- nounce some of the appoint- ments to its staff. The bill is designed to appoint a committee of citizens with a professional staff to find out where and how state govern- ment can be improved. Both Senate President Stewart Lamprey, R-Moultonboro, and House Speaker Marshall Cob- leigh, R-Nashua, have now signed the bill and sent it to Gov. Peterson's desk. The governor is expected to sign the measure into law when he returns from the National Governor's Conference in Wash- ington. Peterson's budget recommen- dations came under fire from a citizens group that says its aim is to improve services to municipalities. Eugene Struckhoff of Concord, a director of Action for .a Bet- ter New Hampshire, said the state does much too little to en- courage intermunicipaj coopera- tion and regional compacts to provide better service at less cost. He called for legislation that would enable towns to cooper- ate and combine with other towns to supply health, high- way, waste disposal and other services. The organization said a hold- ABORTION BILL PiMl By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER House-to-house inspections, the second phase of the city-Hide property revaluation being con- ducted by the, Cole-Layer-Tram- ble Co., has begun. Appraisal crews started ring- ing doorbells yesterday after- noon from .Kinsley Street south- ward to East Dunstable Road and from Main Street westerly to the F. E. Everett Turnpike. The first phase of the reval- uation project authorized by the Board of Aldermen has been com- pleted, according to George A; Dionne, chairman of the asses- sors. He, said it consisted of prep- aration of cards, together with some field work. In addition, added, the firm has done some revaluation work on local com- mercial properties. Field men will now be going door to door, Dionne said, meas- uring houses, inspecting the in- teriors as, a basis for setting cur- rent value en all taxable prop- erty. He urged all property owners to.fully cooperate with the sur- vey crews. Field men will be collecting in- formation on each property, Di- onne pointed out, not.setting final of City Project values and the amount of time spent in each house will be be- tween five to minutes. The total amount of time re- quired to appraise each proper- ty will far exceed the time spent on field inspection, he said. Dominic S. D'Antoni is the pro- ject supervisor. His assistants in- clude Gerald Daigle, William Lowell, Richard Parker, Bruce Taylor ,and Ronald Mace. The -men have identification cards and the make, model and year of their cars are on with the police department. The work sheet will extend from Mon- day through Friday. Periodic announcements arf planned to alert homeowners ap- proximately when they can ex- pect a visit from the appraisal crews as they move throughout different areas of the eity. If no one is home on the first call Dionne said, further attempts will be made to inspect the prop- erty before the crews leave area. A postcard, returnable to City Hall, will be left at the door for the absent taxpayer to fill out as to when he expects to be home. The new appraisals will used to compute the 1970 tax bills. FOTOMART 178 Main Street OPEN AS USUAL Sale Interior Latex Wall Paint Gal. Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Open Thurs. nights 'til What's So Special About FREE CHECKING AT NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. That's what! Member, F.D.I.C. By MAXWELL COOK Daniel Vermette, 15-year- sld son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Vermette of 75 Lock Street, was pro- nounced dead early today of carbon monoxide poi- soning at St Joseph's Hos- pital. He was an eighth grade student at the Spring Street Junior High School. The youth's body was discovered at a.m. by his father in a garage of. the Lafayette Oil Company at 22 Bennett St. The Nashua Fire Department was called and a squad, headed by Deputy Chief Ralph Kello- way, responded with resus- citation equipment. Oxygen Administered Firemen Leonard Dube and Richard Kaymond administered oxygen to the victim without re- sults. He was taken to St. Jo- seph's Hospital and there pro- nounced dead by Dr. Norman Crisp Sr. Vermette, an employe of the oil firm, told police he and his son had gone last evening to the company's building to work on U.S. General Dies in, Italy Plane Crash New York Timw Niwt Strvioi MILAN, Italy General John Hughes, American Commander of the NATO Southern European task force, was killed last night in 'the crash of a light military air- plane while taking off from Linate airport to fly to nearby Malpensa airport. Maj. Edward G. Haislop, 34, of Parkersburg, W. .Va., the pilot of the airplane was also killed. Two other Maj. Gordon Cooper, 34, also of Parkersburg, W. Va., and Specialist Fifth Class, Wallace Eunyon, 21, of Fairsbury, m. were seriously injured. Hughes, 51, whose headquarters were in Vicenza, North Italy, had taken over command of the task force, which is equipped with nuclear missiles, last May 22. Hughes had flown to Linate Air- port, to meet Lt.-Gen. Arthur S. Collins, Army Assistant Chief of Staff, who arrived from Athens on an inspection tour. His plane had been diverted to Malpensa. Hughes airplane lost power while taking off, crashed into a fence and burst into flame. The two men were killed instantly. Hughes, an Artillery officer in the last war, fought in Europe. He is survived by his wife and six children. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH DANIEL C. VERMETTE a snowblower. He said when he left for home, Daniel had told him he was going to stay longer to continue working on the equip- ment. Finds Body He said when he awakened this morning and found the boy was still gone he went to the garage and. found his body slumped in the seat of a truck. Police said indications were that Daniel had started the truck for warmth during the evening and became overcome by the noxious fumes before he Was aware of his plight. They said the boy's father .found the ignition of the truck turned on but She motor had apparently died. Investigation, of the case was handled by Nashua .Police Pa- trolmen Donald Largy, Robert Marchenonis, Bruce Blekrtas and Kenneth Bryson. Born In Nashua The boy was born in Nashua, Aug. 16, 1953, the son of Conrad and Blanche (Morin) Vermette. An eighth grade student at the Spring Street Junior High School, he was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church and a member of the parish CYO. Besides his parents, he leaves three sisters, Constance, Dolores and Susan; his paternal garnd- parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Vermette of Nashua; his mater- nal grandparents, Mr., and Mrs. Amarieus Morin'of Nashua; sev- eral uncles, aunts and cousins. The Anctil Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. City Drug Clinic To Open Monday By SnCHELE BUJOID Dr. Zlatko M. KufOnec, medical director of Nashua's Community Council Clinic, announced today that a Drug Clinic will begin two half days a week next Monday. He said that the clinic will devoted "exclusively to the drug problem' 'and will be manned by two teams. Each team will consist of a psychiatrist, a psychologist, a social worker and a psychiatric nurse. The program, he said, has been tentatively set up'for two hours in" the morning and two hours in tht afternoon every Monday and Wed- nesday at the Community Council on Prospect Street. He said these hours may be re- arranged depending on the need. He said that applications for the Drug Clinic are taken all week at the clinic, Monday through Friday from to 5 p.m. In addition, applications can be taken until I p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. The decision to begin the clinic next week was made last night at a meeting of Nashua's Mental Health Committee. Present at the meeting were; Daniel Murdock, president; Gil- bert Bucknam, Henry Bechard, the Reverend Donald W. Rowley, and Doctors .Wallace T. Buttrick and L. F. Richards. Dr. Kuftinec has been placed in charge of the Drug Clinic pro- gram. He said that jjiyone, re- gardless of ability to pay, may make use of clinic and its fa- cilities. 1 Dead, 61 Hurt In Spain Quake Abby Classifieds 17 9'Reston Sports 4 12, 13 Comics Crossword 14 Editorial 4 Financial 3 Hal Boyle 5 Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries Pearson Suburban News Sulzburger 5 Television Theaters Dr. Thoslesoii 14 Weather Wicker 14 15 LISBON (AP) One man died of a heart attack in Sevilla, Spain, and at least 61 persons were injured in Lisbon, four of them seriously, when a severe earthquake offshore in the east- ern Atlantic jarred Portugal, Morocco and Spain early today. Hospital officials in Lisbon said most of the injured were hit fay falling material although no building was reported to have collapsed. Electricity was cut off in sections of the city, parts of chimneys toppled and some people fled their homes. Officials in Morocco had no immediate reports of casualties or damage but said the whole country felt the tremor. In Casablanca, the northwest African country's largest city, the population poured Into the streets carrying armloads of bedding and valuables. Minor quakes are common throughout North Africa, but Moroccans are especially tense about them since the 1960 quake at Agadir, in the south, killed an estimated persons. The National Earthquake In- formation Center In Washington D.C. said the tremor lasted about IVi minutes and was one of the largest recorded since the Alaska quake of March 1964. They said it registered be- tween 7.8 and' 8.0 on the Ritcher scale, as compared to the 8.5 magnitude of the Alaska quakt which caused widespread dam- age. Any reading over 5.0 il considered strong enough to damage buildings. Motorcade Obstacle A motorcycle policeman screeched to a halt end a security man dashed to the scene as an unidentified young woman who rushed out of Berlin's Kurfuersten- damm stuck her hand in the window of President Nixon's car in attempt to shake the hand of the visiting djpnitary. (APWlMfMto)