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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 24, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Chuckle Flattery b mft Map and soft ti 90% lye. Nashua 1969 Hit Teltgroph'i 100th Yaor At A Doily Ntwspopflr... raph Weather R'aln Developing Tonight Rainy, Mild Tuasday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 20 Eitabllshed at i Weekly October JO, 1SU Inewporated u Dally Much 1, 1M NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY, MARCH 24, 1969 Second Gail Postaje Paid At Nashua, N. H. 18 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Area. Hails Spring Day By MARSHA CLEMENT Nashua had its first real glimpse of spring yesterday, u temperatures wafted up to 55 degrees. And, to brate the occasion, Mother Nature turned on the north- em lights last night, providing area residents with a dazz- ling view of the aurora boreaJis. Welcome Surprise The mild, sunny day was a welcome surprise in a month that has had temperatures go as low as 10 below zero, while day time highs averaged in the mid SOs There have been two snowy days and five rainy ones, giving I precipitation of .89 of an inch. Equally as surprising was the tpectacle of color unleashed in the skies last night. Shimmering curtains of reds, yellows and greens appeared on the northern horizon around 9 p.m. According to the U.S. Environmental Sci- ence Service Administration, the display was triggered by a period of eruptions on the sun. The result was the bombard- ment on earth of a stream of high-energy particles, which col- lided with the atoms of the up- per atmosphere. The collision pro- duced an energy transfer, which became visible as light The dis- Russian Musician Defector Niw York Time. Ntwi lirvim NEW YORK A 37-year-old cellist of the Moscow State Sym- phony Orchestra was reported missing today and police sources here said he may have defected. The musician, Vslevolod Lezh- nev, failed to appear at the or- chestra's last two concerts of a six-week United States tour. The concerts were in Baltimore Satur- day night and in Washington, D.C., Sunday. A representative of the Sol Hur- ok Concert Agency, which is man- aging the tour said that an un- identified person had telephoned officials of the orchestra here Friday night to say that Lezhnev was "in good health and would not be continuing the i The 120-piece orchestra, Russia's second largest after the Lenin- grad Philharmonic, is scheduled to fly back to Moscow Tuesday. Police said there were indica- tions Lezhnev may have defected. His wife died recently in Russia; and his luggage disappeared from the Wellington Hotel here, where he had been staying Friday night with the other members of the orchestra. Police said they were informed of the musician's disappearance by Evgeny N. Alechin, First Sec- retary of the Soviet Mission to the United Nations, at 2 p.m. Saturday, one hour before the orchestra's buses left for Balti- more. The police report said that the orchestra's security chief, who was not identified, indicated that the anonymous telephone call had been made by a man who spoke English. The Soviet official, the report said, told the police that he wanted Lezhnev found in order to determine for himself that the musician was well and wanted to stay behind. play Is seen In the north becaust the light is polarized there by tht earth's magnetic field. A spokesman for ESSA said there might be a repeat of the phenomenon tonight. Nixon, Trudeau Confer WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon, still fighting to con- vince Congress of the need for a missile defense system, faced pointed questions on the matter today from one of the United States' closest Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who is making his first official visit to Washington, has confronted the same sort of critical debate in Parliament that has plagued Nixon over the proposed anti- ballistic missile ABM pro- gram. In addition to the ABM discus- sions, the two days of talks art expected to involve Canada's role in the North Atlantic Trea- ty: Organization and other mat- ters of continental defense. Trudeau, who reportedly left Ottawa undecided about the ABM situation, was urged ear- lier in the week by some mem- bers of Parliament to try to per- Equinox Encourages Equestrians Spring has arrived and everybody's horsing around. These saddle sports were spotted taking in the sunny weather as they guided their steeds up Mack Hill Road in Amherst yesterday, vying for right-of-way with motorists. Keeping a watchful eye on an approaching car is Shauna Landry, daughter of Amherst Tax Collector Barbara Landry. Her rid- ing partner, Mac Lloyd, seems more in- tent on keeping his mount on a straight course. U. S. Representatives Primed For Disarmament Conference PIERRE ELUOTT TRUDEAU suade Nixon from positioning missile defense sites near the Canadian border. While refusing to do so, Tru- deau said, however that "we do hot have all the information" on the ABM system to convince him such defenses are neces- sary. During a special four-hour de- bate in Parliament Wednesday, opposition members quizzed Trudeau's government on whether Canada's cities would be endangered by fallout from ABMs. Trudeau was also quizzed on whether the ABM's would not violate Canadian airspace and to what degree Ottawa had been consulted on the system. By THOMAS J. HAMILTON Ntw York Times NQWI servici United States plans to fill in some of the gaps in its program to bar nuclear weapons from the ocean floor when the disarmament confer- ence meets Tuesday. Gerard C. Smith, head of the U.S. arms control and disarma- ment agency, is scheduled to answer the question whether the prohibition would apply only to nuclear warheads or to rockets, launching pads and related in- stallations as well. The U.S. program, as outlined In a letter from President Nixon when the conference resumed last week, also did not specify the width of the territorial waters to be excluded from the prohibition and the means of verifying complaince with the ban. The omissions, it was ex- plained, resulted from the lack of time available to the new administration, which was pre- occupied with the decision whether to go ahead with the Johnson Administration's Safe- guard Missile Defense System. According to reliable sources. Smith will also affirm the U.S. determination to have the con- ference assign priority on its agenda to the ocean floor pro- gram. The Soviet Union has In- dicated it would take the same position. However, Britain, Canada and Nigeria have made it clear that other members of the confer- ence prefer to give priority to the prohibition of underground nuclear tests. These were ex- cluded from the treaty of 1963, which barred other forms of testing, because Moscow refused to accept Washington's demand for on-site inspection. Neither the U.S. nor the So- viet ocean-floor proposals would apply to rocket-launching sub- marines. The Soviet proposal calls for the complete de-mili- tarization of the ocean floor and its sub soil. It seeks to get around the verification problem by borrowing the provisions for reciprocal inspection contained In the treaties barring nuclear weapons from Antarctic and from party to the proposed treaty could check compliance by others. The Soviet proposal defines the high seas.area to be cov- ered as that outside the 12-mile territorial limit. Reliable sources said that Washington heard of the Soviet proposal only a few days before it was submitted and that, after thorough consideration, the U.S. had taken a negative position on it. The Pentagon is said to be- lieve that the Soviet draft not only would prohibit radar and listening devices on the ocean floor but would bar the trans- mission of military messages by underwater cable. According to these sources, it might even be argued that the Soviet proposal would bar a warship from an- choring at sea, since the anchor would not hold unless it had sunk into the ocean floor. As for the order in which the conference will take up the various aspects of disarmament, the U.S. holds that its differ- ences with the Soviet Union over inspection rule Out any pos- sibility of agreement on a ban on underground tests. The U.S. contends that the conference will accomplish noth- ing unless it takes up the issue on which Washington and Mos- cow at least partly prohibition of nuclear weapons on the ocean floor. Former Nashucm Killed As Auto Plunges In River James P. Myers, 31, of Sunny- vale, Calif., and formerly of Nashua, was killed Saturday when his car went out of con- trol on Route 93 in Wilmington, Mass., and plunged into the New Ipswich River. State Police said the vehicle tore down 100 feet of guardrail and smashed into a bridge abut- ment before falling into the river. A former employe of Sanders Associates, he was the son of Mrs. Mary Phillips of El Paso, Texas, and husband of Julia E. (Demers) Myers of Sunnyvale. (Obituary on Page Two) Move Initiated Here For Drug Education Network Head of Community Council Urges Coordination of Efforts The possibility of scheduling a vast network of drug educa- tion for teen-agers, young adulti and. parents In the Nashua area, is being explored by Dr. Zlatko Kuftenic, medical director of the Nashua Community Council. Dr. Kuftenic explained that once organized, the program will be conducted in conjunc- tion with the Drug Clinic, which is now in, operation at the Com- munity Council. "It is most gratifying to ob- lerve that area residents at BILLS ARE A PAIN A. B. 0. HELP rOB OET OUT OP DEBT BY CONSOLIDATING TOUR PAST DUE OB NOT. YOB CAN AVOID IEGAL AC- TIONS DUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS. NO CO-SIGNERS IF TOTJ OWE PAT AS 116 126 WEEK: AS CALL OB WRITE TODAY For Pence ql Hind Tomorrow 1271 Kim St Minchestn 669-5141 Room 108 W Main St. Nashua 885-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS or Offlcf Appointment! Arruiri well as numerous organizations are concerned over the drug he pointed out. "And it also is a fine gesture on part of many organizations who are sponsoring and conducting programs on drugs." he went on, "an at- tempt should be made to coor- dinate the efforts of these groups with the ultimate aim of pro- viding a city-wide educational network which can be open to the general public." Dr. Kuftenic explained that "while the various programi certainly are of benefit, obser- vations show that many persons and organizations are Involved. But if these efforts were coordi- nated into one big program, many more teen-agers and par- ents could be reached." Speakers and Films Dr. Kuftenic went on to ex- plain that preliminary plani call for engaging speakers -who experts in the field of drug education; obtain films on the subject to supplement the lec- tures; and give those In attend- ance an opportunity to ask ques- tions. Also included In Dr. Kufte- nlc's long range plans are a series of programs designed for itchool students. indicated that school officials appear re- ceptive to the Idea and he is in hopes of conducting an in- tensive campaign to reach all students. Further conferences with school authorities are expected to provide a format for schedul- ing the series of lectures. "It would to be more than Just a 'one-shot' he declared. "Instead, a series of sessions would be arranged In an effort to acquire a variety of speakers on the many phase) of drug education." The doctor also emphasized that continuity of programs is Important and should be pre- sented at regular intervals. As medical director of the Community Council, Dr. Kufte- nic has treated drug abusera and drug addicts. In a Telegraph interview in mid-February, he pointed out that drug abuse is a definite problem in the Nashua area and launched a move for the estab- lishment-of a local Drug Clinic. The newspaper article also pointed out that funds were lack- ing for such a program. "Its Dr. Kuftenic said today, "how quickly things developed since the article ap- peared. Within 14 days we wire able to open the clinic." An anonymous donation of was followed by a Nashua Board of Health recommenda- tion that in city funds turned over to the clinic. On the following Monday, Feb. 21, the Drug Clinic on Prospect Street was opened. To follow up these develop- ments, Dr. Kuftenic is in hopes of acquiring state funds to aid the program. the meantime, Dr. Kufte- nic's immediate concern Is the establishment of a far-reachinf program of education. Sole Interior Latex Wall Paint Gal. Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Open Thurs. nights'Ul Get out of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBER F DIC Income Taxes PREPARED FEDERAL AND STATE by tppoiatmenfc or In your home TEL. 883-3912 FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. tot tawai, 465-2267 U. S., Vietnamese Counter Offensive Stalls Cong Threat By GEORGE ESPEK SAIGON (AP) More than U. S. Marines and South Vietnamese in- fantrymen backed by an American armored column are pushing another major counter offensive south of the demilitarized zone. Operation Maine Crag Operation Maine Crag is aimed at a growing North Viet- namese threat to allied bases along the northern frontier. Ma- rine officers At Da Nang. said in the past month patrols have sighted as many as 50 enemy tracked vehicles and trucks car- rying war materials toward al- lied bases. Some were believed to be big artillery guns. It was the second big Ameri- can drive announced in the past two days and the third within a week, as the Viet Cong's spring offensive rolled into its fifth week. Maine Crag was launched March 15 but has been slowed down requently by bad weath- er. The U.S. Command did not announce it until today for secu- rity reasons. The Marines said the allied force had killed 43 enemy troops so far and captured two prison- ers and 129 rifles. Ten Ameri- cans were reported killed and 64 wounded. But the allies' main purpose is to cut North Viet- namese supply lines from Laoi into South Vietnam. Maine Crag is taking place along the Laotian border, about 25 miles south of the western flank of the DMZ and just south of the old Khe Sanh combat base, where U.S. forces held off a North Vietnamese siege for IVi months last year. One of the Marines' objective li to cut Highway 926 from Laoj into South Vietnam. U.S. patrol] have sighted North Vietnamese self-propelled artillery guns along the highway, which leads toward the Marines' Vandegrift combat base, the major allied operations base on the northern frontier. Field commanders think these big guns could be used to turn Vandegrift base into another Khe Sanh, which -was pounded daily with enemy artillery until the siege was lifted. Khe Sanh. was later abandoned, a policy of greater mobility was an- nounced, and Vandegrift, 20 miles from the Laotian border and out of range of North Viet- namese artillery inside Laos, became the major Marine pom- bat base along the frontier. Maj. Gen. Raymond Davis, commander of the 3rd Marine Division, said that Highway 928 was particularly important now because the Marines had cut off other enemy access routes in Operation Dewey Canyon, 'a two-month drive that has just ended. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH On Sunday, the U.S. Com- mand took the security wraps off another offensive, Massachu- setts striker, which sent more than American paratroop- ers into'the A Shau Valley, 35 to 40 miles south of the Maine Crag operational area. The val- ley is the biggest North Viet- namese supply base and staging area in South Vietnam's north- ern quarter. Helicopters landed troops of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division in the valley on March 1 for the third major allied invasion of the area in less than a year. But contact has been light and sporadic since the offensive kicked off, indicating that the paratroopers have encountered only rear guard and supply troops. U.S. headquarters re- ported that 61 North Vietnamese soldiers and 23 American para- troopers have been killed so far and 53 paratroopers wounded. U.S. headquarters also indi- cated a North Vietnamese build- up in the extreme northwest corner of South Vietnam, to 3 miles south of the DMZ and within three miles of the Lao- tian border. It said U.S. B52s dropped nearly 400 tons of bombs on North Vietnamese troop concentrations, base camps and bunkers in that area. South Vietnamese headquar- ters reported a ground fight be- low the eastern end of the DMZ Sunday and said 43 North Viet- namese were killed. Seven South Vietnamese soldiers were wounded. Third Big Push In the third big American op- eration which has been an- nounced, in the area of the Michelin rubber plantation 45 miles northwest of Saigon, U.S. spokesmen said 400 enemy troops had been killed during the past week. Only scattered fighting was reported over the weekend. The sweep by American soldiers is aimed at keeping troops of the North Vietnamese 1st and 7th divisions from pushing down the Saigon River toward the capital Sunday night and early today, more than 40 B52s pounded posi- tions around Saigon with over tons of bombs in the con- tinuing campaign to ward off an attack on the capital. Some of the raids were 19 miles from the city, the closest in three weeks. Three sharp fights were re- ported Sunday in the Mekong Delta, 18 to 70 miles southwest of Saigon. In one, U.S. infantry- men from the 9th Division re- ported 132 Viet Cong killed, most of them by air strikes and artillery. U.S. headquarters said American casualties were four killed and 19 wounded. Budget Hearings Resume Tomorrow 4 8 12, 13 14, 15, 10 5 4 Editorial 13 Theaters IS Hal Thosteson 14 t By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER Budget hearings will resume tomorrow night as tht requested appropriations of the welfare, old age assistance and health agen- cies come under review by Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan and the alder- men. The hearings are scheduled to be held immediately after the al- dermanic session. Friday at p. m- the budgets of the Department of Public Works and the Park-Recreation Commission will be considered. Budgets which remain to be scheduled for a review include those of the school department, school athletics and general capi- tal improvements. When he originally set up the budget hearing schedule, Finance Officer John H. Buck aimed at having the 1969 budget completed for presentation to the aldermen tomorrow night. But the late appointment of several major department heads and delays encountered in teach- er salary negotiations caused some of the departmental budgets to be filed late. It is now hoped the 1969 budget can be submitted to the aldermen sometime in April for final ap- proval- Of the budgets to be reviewed tomorrow night, three show in- creases, one a decrease and the fifth has remained the same as last year's. The DPW, alloted in 1968, seeks an increase of In 1968, the Park-Recreation Department received This year it seeks more for a total of Seeking more this year Is the Health Department for a I total proposed budget of The Old Age Assistance budget requests amount to down by Remaining at the same level is the welfare budget which totals New England Weathermen Watch Storm BOSTON (AP) New Eng- land's weather watchers began casting wary eyes southwest- ward today, their attention fo- cused on a deepening storm moving out of the country's southland. The forecasters said the storm probably would descend on the Northeast tonight. It was expected to dump as much as an inch of rain on the area be- fore departing for the open sea late Tuesday. The storm intensifies the possi- bility of flooding in New Eng- land, but the experts are not yet calling the situation critical. The areas most in danger, they say, will be central and western New England, where snow still covers the ground and where many streams and rivers are brim-full. The Army Corps of Engineers worked through the weekend to alleviate the flood threat by clearing ice jams and dredging river beds. They were aided by mild mildest, in fact, since early December, the Weather Bureau said. Arrive in Washington President Nixon poses with Secretary Henry A. Kissinger, left to right, beside of State William P. Rogers, Ambassador the President's plane as they arrived in .Ellsworth Bunker, Gen. Andrew Good- Washington from a weekend in Call- puter juid Mcurity adviser (A? Wirephoto)   

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