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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 14, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle To err Is human but It taken a better excuse the second time. ,.1Mf IWwjrapITi 100th YMT As A Daily Htwspaptf... Weather Foir, Cold Tonight Partly Cloudy Saturday FULL RIPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 12 EsUbliiaed n a Weekly October JO. 1M Incorporated u a Daily March 1, UK NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, FRIDAY, MARCH fecund Clan Postage Paid At Naihua, N. H. 20 PAGES Prlct TEN CENT! Peterson Takes Deep Cuts In State Agency Requests From Capsule to Carrier In top photo, from left, Schweickart grins, Scott raises hand to salute and McDivitt salutes the flag just after step- ping out of the helicopter which carried them from their splashdown point. Touchdown came just 10 seconds after it was scheduled, some three miles from the carrier. In bottom photo, the Apollo 9 Command Module hits the ocean with a splash, signaling an end to a successful mission that paved the way for a moon landing this summer. (AP Wirephoto via radio from the USS Guadalcanal) Apollo 9 Astronauts Eager For Reunions With Families By VERN HAUGLAND ABOARD THE USS GUADAL- CANAL (AP) The'ApoBo 9 astronauts take to the air again today. They are scheduled to fly off the deck of this carrier on the first leg of a trip that ends with their family reunions at Elling- ton Air Force base near Hous- ton. The crewmen, Air Force Cols. James A. McDivitt and David R. Scott and civilian Russell L. Schweickart, go by helicopter to the Eleuthera Auxiliary Air Force base In the Bahamas. The spacemen will transfer to a Space Agency airplane for a 60- minute flight to a refueling stop at Cape Kennedy. They'll leave there half an hour later and are expected at Ellington at 4 p.m. EST. The space trio rode their Apollo command module to a pinpoint landing Thursday, splashing into a calm Atlantic 300 miles north of Puerto Rico within view of television camer- as aboard this ship. After more than six hours of medical tests a flight surgeon said they were in very good con- dition-with no significant medi- cal problems. The spacemen emerged from gick bay shaven and neatly dressed in blue over-alls and sneakers. They walked to their heat- scarred spacecraft on the car- rier deck and McDivitt said af- fectionately, "Good old Gum- referring to the code name used for the module dur- ing the flight. The astronauts were honored guests at a dinner of steak and baked potatoes in the ship's of- ficers mess. Later, they took part in the ceremonial cutting of a 350- pound cake prepared by the ship's cooks. While the astronauts rested and got accustomed to the grav- ity of earth, Space Agency offi- cials celebrated what they had done. Dr. George E. Mueller, as- sociate director for manned space flight, called Apollo t "as successful a flight as any of us could ever wish for, as well at being as successful as any of us has ever seen." He said he was especially pleased with the performance of the lunar module, which was flown manned for the first time. Schweickart and McDivitt gave this" spidery craft its manned flying to more than 100 jpiles from the com- mand module and then catching and linking with it again. Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel C.. Phillips said the success of Apollo 9 left open the slight pos- sibility that the ApoIlo'lO flight will land on the moon. Gen. Phillips said a decision on that would be announced March 24. Present plans call for Apollo carrying a Tunir rijodule, to fly to-an orbit around .the moon, spend S3 hours circling the lu- nar surface arid then return-to earth. V The actual lunar landing la scheduled to be made by Apollo 11, 'now set for a July launch. CONCORD, N. H. (AP) Slashing deeply into' itate agency requests of million, Gov. Walter Peterson today recom- mended a 1970-71 capital budget of million. He said that, in arriving at his recommendation, he- applied "three basic tests to each requested expendi- ture. If a capital expendi- ture does not fall under any of these basic criteria, I have rejected the request until such a time as the Citizens Task Force can take this long-range view which I feel is so essential." Three Tests Peterson said the three tests were to determine if the capital outlay: Is Immediately needed for the safety and welfare of the people. Is necessary to buy land or buildings which are available now but may not be in the fu- ture. Is part of an over-all proj- ect previously approved but only partially funded by previous leg- islatures. Thus, Peterson said, his capi- tal construction budget con- tinues the "basic philosophy of fiscal responsibility" as outlined in his "hold-the-line" mil- lion operating budget presented a month ago. The governor, speaking to a joint legislative session, ex- pressed the belief that the capi- tal budget "will permit the state to carry on its vital services in an orderly way while at the same time assuring our citizens that we are making the best possible use of their tax dol- lars." Peterson noted that between 1952 and 1968, the state's author- ized bond debt increased from J127.4 million to million. He recalled that at the 1963 legislative session, million worth of bonds was authorized, with million at. the 1965 session and million at tha 1987 session. Peterson said It must be kept In mind while passing on a. capi- tal budget request that although the bonds authorized don't have an impact on the current Men- nium's operating budget, "it will have a profound" one on the operating budgets of later bienniums. "Not only must the bonds be repaid, but, in addition, many new positions become manda- tory in order to staff and care for these additional he said. Peterson said he'll ask his Citizens Task Force, which is due to report by Nov. 1, to make an in-depth study of "our need for capital expenditures with a goal toward a long-range plan aimed at making the best use of the funds that we have available. "Capital expenditures are es- sential to provide adequate gov- ernmental facilities for our growing state population and, of course, to maintain the facilities that we now have, but we must have a long-range plan that will allow us to move ahead in an orderly manner." The University of New Hamp- shire, which asked for million, would get million under Peterson's proposal. This includes million to acquire the EJiot Community Hospital building for use by Keene State College. Peterson recommended 000 for the purchase and reno- vation of the old post office building across from the State House, for use as additional state office space. He said the federal General Services Administration has agreed to the state's offer of to buy the abandoned Victorian-style structure. The Democratic administration of former Gov. John W. King also sought to get the building but failed to agree on a price. Peterson observed that the agreement is-rsubjeet to review and approval by a congression- al committee. These two projects were ap- proved by Peterson "under the second criterion of land avail- able only at this time Each of these structures will be bene- ficial to the efficient operation of our state government and a decision must be reached at this time as to whether or not the purchase is to be made." Under the criterion of safety, Peterson pointed especially to the renovation of the electrical system at the State House, the installations of a number of na- vigational aids at various air- ports, the renovation of the wa- ter system and electrical sys- tem at the New Hampshire Hos- pital, the replacement of a frame structure at the Laconia State School which presently houses patients, the renovation of various sewer and water sup- plies at the state parks, and the repair of four dams which need immediate attention. Under the criterion of finish- ing a project already approved by the legislature, Peterson recommended a number of buildings be renovated and that some alterations and addition; be authorized. Most of the proj- ects are on the campuses of the university system. Other detailed highlights of the Peterson recommendations included: for improvements and additions to airports for na- vigational and safety purposes. to replace machin- ery at the Portsmouth vocation- al facility. for sprinklers and fire alarms at the New Hamp shire Hospital. for the Laconia State School replacement of Sanborn. for land acquisition of the Pierce homestead, 000 for miscellaneous Resources and Economic Development CUTS REQUESTS Pact 2 President Approves Modified ABM Plan WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Nixon announced today the nation will proceed with a "substantially modified" ver- sion of the antimissile defense authorized by the Johnson ad- ministration. "The safety of our country re- quires that we should proceed now wHh the development and construction of the new system in a carefully phased Nixon said. His to draw a bitter confrontation with Con- in a statement dis- tributed before his noon news conference. In effect, Nixon appeared to scale down the billion Sen- tinel defense and place more emphasis on the protection of American offensive missile sites than cities. "The Sentinel system ap- proved by the previous admin- istration provided more capabil- ities for the defense cities than the program I am recommend- Nixon stated, "But it did not provide protection against some threats io our retaliatory forces which have developed subsequently." War Critics Break Silence; Fulbright Scores President Inside Today's Telegraph la sports, Nashua High ad- raaced to the semi-finals of me Mate Class L tournament To- night's opponent Is Portsmouth la the second semi-final game at Durham Page 12. The fifth In a series of articles by prize winning writer AUm Safeguarding Teens Against Drugs Page 11. Commander Bucher starts the long wait 'with as the Pueblo Inquiry ends and the Navy Board retires to decide the fate of the captain Page 14. Experiments by the Rlvler Col- lege' biology department are aimed at solving the color prob- lem In Nashua water Page 21 Reggie Smith of the Bed Sax In an Interview with the Associated Press' Dave O'Hara he's aiming for 299 hits this year Page IS. Russell Baker of the New York Times telb how an open composed during a .coma TODAY'S INDEX is Abby Baker Classifieds 17, 18, 19 Comics 15 BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. HELP TOD GET ODT OF DEBT BY CONSOLIDATING TOUR BH1S PAST DUE OB NOT. YOU CAN AVOID AC- mOSS DOTS 1ETTEBS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS. NOT A WAN NO SEOUEITT NO CO-SIGNERS IF TOU OWE PAT AS IOW AS 115 WEEKLY 125 WEEKLY 136 WEEKLY CALL OR WRITE TODAY For PMM of Mini Tomorrow Elm 81 HtnchMter 669-5161 Room 108 92 Main St. Nntliua 883-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Horot or Officf Arrtnitj Crossword Editorial Financial Lawrence Hal Boyle Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries Pearson Sports 2 4 12, 13 Suburban News 12, IS Sulzburger Taylor. Television, Theaters' 5 4 16 16 Dr. Thosteson 15 Weather 2 By CARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. J. W. Fulbright, with' other congressional doves not far be- hind, has come down hard against the Nixon administra- tion's handling of the Vietnam conflict, thus ending seven weeks of grace allowed the President to formulate his war policies. In an interview, Fulbright broke the silence the war critics had imposed on themselves when Nixon took office to allow the-new. President time to try his
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