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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 10, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               'Today's Chuckle She said she felt like a young colt, but she looked like an old 45. Nashua Ttltgraph's 101st Ytar At A Daily Newspaper... C J 1 Weather Cloudy, Cold Tonight Little Change Tuesday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 8 EiUblished u a Weekly October Incorporate as a Daily March 1, 1IN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY, MARCH 10, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 18 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Nixon Plan May Reduce Opposition to ABM Bid Butterfly Pattern This is an aerial study in contrast of the loops which connect West Hollis Street with the F. E. Everett Turn- pike. Fields of snow, coupled with clear highways create the unusual patterns. Businesses and industries identifi- able are the Howard Johnson's Restaurant and Motor Lodge (lower the Chalet Inn (lower center) and grouped in the lower left are Stellos Electric, Fab-Braze Corp., R. J. Lamothe, Border Builders and others on Pro- gress Ave. Just above this group are Merrimack Engin- eering and Jones Motor Express. Upper right are the San- ders plant, Edgcomb Steel and Consolidated Foods and also visible in upper right are some of the Simon Street industries, including Bronze Craft, Royal Business Forms and others. At left of the highway is Macalaster Sci- entific. (Viking Aerial Photo) Local Issues And Elections Face Voters In Area Towns By MICHELE BUJOLD The countryside will ring with the voices of battle- weary politicians this week as town meetings highlight the activity throughout Nashua area towns. Varied Schedule The schedule is a varied one. Many towns have chosen to hold their town meetings on a dif- "erent day from their elections. Hudson elections are scheduled Ray Enters Guilty Plea James Earl Ray pleaded guilly today to murder in the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ray took the stand shortly aft- er 9 a.m. Criminal Court Judge W. Preston Battle asked the de- fendant if he understood what he was doing in pleading guilty, if the decision was of his own free will and if he understood that waived all rights to ap- peal. Ray said he understood. Forman, Ray's defense law- yer, told the court, "I've never had hopes of anything except to save this man's life." Cardinal Gushing Is Hospitalized BOSTON (AP) Richard Cardinal Cushing, the 73-year- old gravel-voiced archbishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boston, was hospitalized today for rest and treatment for brpn- chial congestion. Cushing's office said that the prelate's physician, Dr. Richard Wright, "has prescribed several days of hospital rest and treat- ment for bronchial congestion." The cardinal has been "tired for some a source close to the archdiocese said. for Tuesday, in the Memorial School from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The.re are three referendum questions: On adopting a rep- form of government, amending the town zoning law, and amending the town build- ing code. Highlight of the elections will be the two-way race for select- John Bednar and Stanley Alukonis- The Town Meeting will be held the follow- ing Friday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in the Memorial School. Two articles relating to a town swim- ming pool are expected to gen- erate discussion, as well as the one requesting an appropriation to pay a portion of the new Taylor's Falls Bridge. In a late Hudson development, Town Moderator Lake Munday questioned the availability of a sample ballot to a candidate be- fore the sample ballot was posted last Friday. Frances Baker, town clerk, denied furnishing a sample ballot to anyone, when asked by the Telegraph. Pelham Meeting In Pelham, voting will be held Tuesday at the E. G. Sherburne School from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The town meeting is set for Thursday, March 13, also at the Sherburne School. A rezoning issue on the ballot and possible road construction are expected to be the major topics of inter- est at the p.m. meeting. Derry Highlights A six-way race for selectman highlights Derry elections. Vy- ing for the office are Harold DiPietro, Charles Keyes, Ed- ward Guzowski, Edward Gon- yer, Nelson Diamond and Her- bert Palmer- Polls open at 10 TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 8 Classifieds 14, 15, 16, 17 FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. Ntihua and unround- in! towns. 465-2267 BILLS ARE A PAW LET A. B. 0. HELP TOD GET OUT OF DEBT BT CONSOLIDATING TOCR BILLS PAST DUE OH NOT. TOU CAN AVOID LEGAL' AC- TIONS DDNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS. 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Polls open at 10 a.m. Major topics of dissent will be the pro- posal to merge the water, sewer and highway departments under one administrative head and put an engineer in charge; and the proposal to permit Derry to ne- gotiate with Londonderry a schedule of use rates that would compensate Derry for water and sewer services currently pro- vided for users in the Derry Plaza area. In Londonderry Londonderry's situation is a unique one. An article is in- cluded in the warrant for Tues- day that requests the town to vote to adjourn the town meet- ing at the time which the polls close to 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the LohdonderryCen tf a I School. Londonderry's elections are highlighted by a three-way race for selectman for three years: Arthur Bursey, Charles Morris and Forrest Kimball, and a two- way race for selectman for one year: Charles Decato and John Webster. The major issue of the town meeting is expected to be an article requesting the appro- priation of to renovate the old Town Hall, Race In Merrimack A four-way race for selectman features Merrimack elections: Ronald Gefge'r, Kenneth Carson, Nicholas DeNicola and Richard Bellville- Article 13, which pro- posed to see if the town will vote to adopt the provisions :of the Municipal Budget Law, is Nashua Officials Air Flood Threat City department heads met with Civil Defense Director George'M. Papadgpoulos this morning to map out flood threat plans. Also meeting with the group were representatives of the. Red Cross and the Salvation Army. The meeting was held in the City Hall ward room and Papa- dopoulos said among items re- viewed was a list of equipment on hand by the city to cope with flood problems. He said plans formulated at the meeting would be detailed in later public announcements, if necessary. one of the major issues of the town meeting set foe Tuesday at p.m. in the Junior High School auditorium. The Merrimack Village Dis- trict Board of Commissioners are opposed to the Municipal Budget Act, while the Merri- mack Citizens Association sup- ports it. In New Ipswich A four-way race for selectman is also evidenced in New Ip- swich. The polls open at 10 a.m. at Mascenic Regional High School on Tuesday to act on the first article in the election of town officers. Com- peting in the race are: Charles R. Aho, William L. Burrell, An- tonio L. Roberts and Robert P. Tuttle Jr. Balloting will continue until 7 p.m- Tuesday night, at which time the meeting will be ad- journed to Wednesday at 7 p.m. to act upon the remaining arti- LOCAL ISSUES Fagr J By ROBERT WALKER WASHINGTON (AP) An expected move by Presi- dent Nixon to. scale down plans for the Sentinel pro- gram may lessen opposition to the antimissile defense system, especially in Con- gress. Studied Controversy Nixon studied the controver- sial antiballistic missile pro- gram over the weekend in Flori- da and is scheduled to announce a decision early this week to employ a modified "thin" sys- tern with perhaps fewer missile than originally planned and further away from major population centers. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said in an inter- view that a cutback in the pro- posed number of missile sites "will satisfy some people" in Congress who are worried about the cost of the proposed ABSlI program. Critics fear the system once started will grow both in cost and intent from one originally estimated at billion to protect against Chinese Communist rockets to a {40 billion system geared against the Soviet Union. They see this as-a major escala- tion of the arms Even supporters of the Senti- nel admit the high cost, that it would take three years to build and would be cipaWe of inter- cepting only small numbers of unsophisticated intercontinental ballistic missiles. Powerful Group Mansfield is one of a powerful, group of senators, which in- cludes Edward M. Kennedy, D- Mass., and j. W. Fulbright, D- Ark. who have .been fighting immediate deployment of the Sentinel missile system. An Associated .Press poll over :the weekend showed 47 senators opposing funds this year for Sentinel sites, 24 in favor of going ahead with the work and 29 undecided. Last year only 34 senators voted to delay deployment of the system and that was the 1968 high water mark for oppo- nents. Nixon is expected to call for resumption of work on the sys- tem which started under the Johnson administration and was frozen last month amid contro- versy over its cost, effective- ness, danger to cities and effect on possible disarmament talks. The administration has indi- cated it wants to proceed with a revamped versioi which could be used for bargaining purposes in expected arms limitation talks with the Soviet Union. The hope js that such a modi- fied system ji-ould also be cheap enough to placate Sentinel cost critics and yet satisfy demands Eugene F. McQuesten Dies; Former Police Commissioner Former Police Commissioner Eugene F. McQuesten, 76, died Sunday in his home at 15 Berke- ley St. He was born in Nashua, April 81, 1892, son of Dr. Eugene F. McQuesten and Anna E. (Spal- ding) McQuesten. He was grad- uated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1912, Dartmouth College in 1916, and the Amos Tuck School of Business Ad- ministration in 1917. Mr. McQuesten was a retired executive of the Nashua Manu- facturing Company' and the Nashua Textile Company, Inc. He was a former member and chairman of the Nashua Police Commission for 12 years. Phases introduced during his terms of office included more specialized training for prom- ising officers, and establishment of a records division. A World War I Army veteran, he was a member of the James E. Coffey Post, American Le- gion, and Nashua Barracks, World War I Veterans. Mr. MeQuesten was a mem- ber of the Unitarian Universa- list Church; Rising Sun Lodge, F. and A.M.; Meridian Sun Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; Israel Hunt Council, and St. George Commandery, Knights EUGENE F. MCQUESTEN Templar. He was a longtime member and past president of the Nashua Country Club. Members of his family in- clude: his wife, Mrs. Marjorle (Hunt) McQuesten; one son, Eugene F. McQuesten Jr., of Canton, Mass. one daughter, Mrs. Francis J. (Virginia) Car- mody of Albany, N. Y.; eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Philip E. (Josephine) Morris; several nephews, nieces and cousins. The Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. What's So Special About FREE CHECKING NASHUA1 TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. That's what! Member, F.D.I.C. Custom Framing by Experts at reasonable rates plus Green Stamps at Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-M91 Open Thurs. nights 'til from the military and others for some sort of protection against possible Chinese attacks. It's also expected that pro- posed missile sites for the nu- clear-tipped Spartan intercep- tors will be moved as much as 30 miles from major ponulation centers. Location of the sites near cities had drawn criticism from citizens who feared acci- dental explosions or that the areas would bee ome targets for Soviet weapons. Some 15 locations had been selected tentatively as missile sites at the time of the freeze, but work had started on only one, near Boston. Even advocates of the system have been urging Nixon to cut back on deployment to about six sites in order to ease opposition. Sen. Milton R. Young, R-N.D., told an interviewer over the weekend that he had urged Nix- on to cut back on the program because it "would be easier" to sell. While cutting down the num- ber of sites will satisfy some critics, Mansfield said, he indi- cated he still has serious reser- vations. "I want to see research and development continued on it as a measure for national de- he said, but he questions the high cost of deployment Tirith no proof it will work. "And I believe that a' decision to deploy the Sentinel will have an adverse effect on President Nixon's announced intentions of getting disarmament negotia- tions under way with the So- the Montana Democrat added. How ABM System Would Work If the suspended Sentinel antiballistic missile (ABM) program is put into operation, it will work as follows: Enemy missile detected by radar; nuclear- tipped Spartan interceptor launched; Spartan inter- cepts and destroys enemy missile before it can hit target city. Drawing based on hearing before U. S. Senate subcommittee on International Organization and Disarmament Affairs. (AP Wirephoto Drawing) As chairman of the Senate Ap- propriations subcommittee on military construction, Mansfield will have an influential voice In decising whether funds are pro- vided for Sentinel sites. Soviet Union And Red China Strengthen Border Defenses By PETER GROSE Niw York Timn NIWI lirnioi WASHINGTON Communist China has mobilized civilians on the Siberian frontier, according to reports received here, and the Soviet Union has intensified civil defense training there. Peking's official Hsinhua Press Agency said that peasant units and regular forces of the People's Liberation Army have been deployed alongside normal border patrol units on the Man- churian side of the frontier. The Soviet Union has intensi- fied Civil Defense training in schools and factories near the border, according to western in- telligence officials. Army field headquarters are reported to have been set up near expphed border points in the Soviet maritime and far eastern military districts, in the wake of the clash between Rus- sian and Chinese soldiers on the Ussuri River last Sunday. Western analysts watched as both sides built up phycholbgical pressure for what is becoming a deliberate test of will between the two Communist neighbors. Assessments differed on the motivations in Moscow and Peking behind the present ten- sions, and on what the likely outcome will be. But on one point official analysts were agreed: There is nothing for the United States to do at this point, either to exploit or to soften t potentially dangerous clash a- mong Communist powers. Pointed references to strategic rocket forces in tht Far East in yesterday's Kras- naya Zvezda, the newspaper ol the Soviet defense ministry, wai interpreted in Washington at part of the psychological war- fare between Moscow and Pe- king. On the Chinese side, the Hsin- hua report, monitored in Tokyo, said that strengthened patrol units were on combat alert, par- ticularly in the area of the Us- suri River frontier near the Is- land where fighting broke out ft week ago. The Chinese call this disputed island Chenpao; the Russian name is Datnansky. -Community Planning Cite Need for Youth Center; Adults Find Traffic Big Headache By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER At 12, your immediate objective for Nashua may be, as one Highland Street boy wrote, to have "more stories containing more bellbottoms and other boy's clothes." For the teen-ager and young adults, though, the cry is for "a youth center, some place where we can go." And for the adult, traffic congestion in the inner city is a common target of complaint. These are some of the "extra comments" which have been furnished to the Planning Board through a questionnaire on community planning objectives. A second hearing on the objectives will be held tonight in the City Hall auditorium at The first hearing last week drew an audience of 31. Responses obtained through the questionnaire and the hearings will be considered for a land use plan being draw up by the Planning Board with the aid of hired consultants. Hundreds of Answers City Planner Fred D. McCutchen said several hundred persons have answered the published ques- tionnaire. It contained questions on the ideal population density for Nashua, the role of downtown in the city's future development, the feasibility of subsi- dized bus transportation, reservation of open space and the advisability of more flexible zoning. The questionnaire was distributed to Nashua High and junior high school students and their answers are in the process of being compiled. Although a complete statistical breakdown of responses on the live questions has not been com- pleted yet, a clear-cut sentiment on the population question can already be discerned. A majority of those answering this question feel that the city should aim for a population of no more than or even less. "A large city only adds to higher costs of living, higher taxes, more crime, corruption and air pol- lution, all common to large noted a M-year- old artlsl. "We don't want another was the cryptic remark made by several others favoring the population mark. Other population goals open for choice were mark apd plui. nark and The city's lack of planning, especially for traffic movement, was scored by many. Typical Comments Typical were the comments made by a 40-year-old insurance salesman: "The traffic downtown is unbearable Plans should have been made years ago for the widening of major roads, such as South Main Street, East and West Hollis Streets, Amherst Street, with one or two more bridges across the Nashua River. "The city has made serious planning mistakes In the past a master plan is needed. Everytime the opportunity presents itself, the city should take land for street widening, a lot or. site at a time, with an overall future plan in mind." Free parking, one-way street patterns, construc- tion of multi-level parking garages, improvement ol access routes were suggested by many to improve the downtown section. Also suggested .was conver- sion of the downtown section into a mall with flowers, trees, benches and modern specialty shops. Creation of more parks was generally favored, with two persons noting the city should take steps to protect greenbelt along the Nashua and Merrimack Rivers. Two young policemen wrote on the need for pro- viding more youth recreation facilities, with favoring financially supporting indoor skating rinks throughout the city. 12-Year.Old Reaction A 12-year old boy, apparently responding to questionnaire as a school project, put it this way: "Have something where the kids can go instead of them running in the street." A 20-year-old commuter student at Rivier College wrote in a similar vein: "More places of interest for the teen-agers and young adults. There is absolutely nowhere we can go to spend some time, except to the nightclub) In Massachusetts. Perhaps more would live in Nashua if more reason were given for to stay." Upgrading of the local school system was another suggestion frequently encountered. Other scattered recommendations included crea- tion of sub post offices in shopping centers, rein- stalmcnt of train commuter service to Boston with I hew terminal In the south end of the city and plm- mm for new police, and public works ficiliUw.   

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