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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 25, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle There are only two things a child will share willingly communicable diseases and his mother's age. Nashua ffteleqraph 1969 Tht Ttltjraph't 100th Ytor As A Doily Ntwspoptr... C J I Weather Some Showers Tonight Cloudy, Cold Wednesday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 21 Established n a Weekly October Incorporated u Daily March NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, MARCH Second Clara Postage Paid At Naihua, N. H. 18 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Rain Increases Flood Threat; Officials Watch Danger Areas White House Conference President Nixon confers in his White House office with Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. The Prime Minister is making his first official visit to Washington and plans two days of high-level conferences. (AP Wire- photo) President Thieu Hints Of Meeting With Cong SAIGON (AP) President Nguyen Van Thieu said today his government is prepared to hold private meetings with the National Liberation Front. The South Vietnamese presi- dent imposed no conditions on such meetings and added that he felt the Front, Ule political arm of the Viet Cong, would agree to such talks. He told a news conference talks could be part of pri- vate discussions in Paris among the delegations to the peace talks there from South Vietnam, North Vietnam, the NLF and the United States. Thieu told questioners: He remains hopeful of success at the Paris talks. This is not the time to talk of withdrawing any of the American troops in South Viet- nam. His government does not be- lieve a resumption of the bomb- ing of North Vietnam at this time would be proper response to the current Viet Cong offen- sive. Thieu expressed satisfaction with the lines of communication established with the new admin- istration of President Nixon. He emphasized that the govern- ment-to-government relations during President Johnson's ten- ure had been equally satisfacto- ry, but he added that relations were better in Paris with Henry Cabot Lodge than with W. Aver- ell Harriman, the former chief U.S. representative at the peace talks. The president revealed his r Cong Mum On Offer PARIS (AP) A spokesman for the Viet Cong's National Lib- eration Front said today the front would have no immediate comment on South Vietnamesg President Nguyen Van Thieu's offer to hold private talks with the front on the sidelines of the Paris peace conference. willingness to talk with the Viet Cong directly when he was asked about reports that private talks had already taken place in Paris. "I can't say they have start- Thieu said, "but we are working on it and we are hope- ful." Would these talks involve the Front, he was asked. "We are ready to have pri- vate talks with the National Lib- eration Front if they he replied. "There are many things we cannot decide at the confer- ence table which we can discuss quite frankly in private." "There are many alterna- tives. We could talk with Hanoi as well as the front. We could talk with two people or three people." He said his government's of- fer had been conveyed to the NLF delegation in Paris but de- clined to say how or by whom. He said there has not yet been any response but expressed con- fidence a favorable reply would be received. By JOHN HARRIGAN A potentially dangerous rain is soaking the Nashua area today, raising the pos- sibility of flooding in the Nashua and Merrimack rivers. Local, state and regional officials are keeping a sharp eye on the situation in the whole New England area. Forecasters said that if an inch or more of rain falls within a 12-hour period it could bring some rivers and streams danger- ously close to the flood stage. Sixth Storm In the Nashua area, the month's sixth rainstorm had left more than a half an inch of water on the city when Pennichuck Pump- ing Station officials took the daily reading at 7 a. m. By 11 a.m., however, the read- Ing stood at 1.56 inches, indica- ting that an inch of rain had fallen on the city in four hours. More than an inch of total rain- fall was expected, and the weather forecast calls for rain all day, tapering off to showers tonight. Wednesday is expected to be cloudy and cold with a chance of a few snow flurries. City Engineer James Hogan said that as a means of keeping Nashuans who live along the Nashua and Merrimacfc rivers informed the City Engineer's of- fice has studied detailed topo- graphic maps of the city and has compiled a list of area flooded in the inundation of 1936, the heaviest flood in Nashua's history. According to Hogan, four flood control dams have been built on the Merrimack since the great flood, and they have a capacity to reduce the height of flood waters by about 11 feet un- der a repetition of 1936 condi- tions. This means that the city Is protected against a flood emergency if conditions be- come slightly worse than in 1936. The City Engineer's office says that conditions would have to more serious than at that time Suggestions Are Invited Missile System Dominates By City Hall Nixon Trudeau Conference By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) Offi- cials hoped today that talks with President. Nixon have resolved any doubts held by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau about the necessity of a U.S. missile defense system. Trudeau arrived Monday to discuss the Nixon-proposed anti- ballistic gram reportedly undecided aboit whether to back the sys- tem. He leaves for Ottawa to- night after more discussions with American leaders. No matter what Trudeau de- cides, he is certain to face inten- sive questioning on the matter by his parliamentary opposition. Last week critics expressed fear that U.S. defensive missile installations near the border would cause radioactive fallout over Canadian territory if they ever had to be used. Trudeau rejected proposals that he seek to have projected missile sites in North Dakota and Montana moved further south. He said he was interested in finding out Nixon's rationale for deciding te install the sys- tem and in determining whether it would be provocative or would contribute to world peace. Aides disclosed that the ABM issue was among topics covered when Nixon and Trudeau met privately Monday for 90 minutes and later joined in a 45-minute session with other officials in the White House Cabinet Room. The issue also figured in a fol- lowup meeting Trudeau held with Secretary of State William P. Rogers at the State Depart- mnt. Not all of the prime minister's visit was taken up with the som- ber business of diplomacy. At a black tie dinner Monday night, Nixon entertained his first offi- RICH'S SELF SERVICE DEPARTMENT STORE RT. No. 101-A WEST, AMHERST ST., NASHUA (Junction of Everett Turnpike Nashua By-Pass) 4-DAY EASTER SALE STARTS 10 A.M. TOMORROW! Hurry Ends 10 p.m. Sat., March 29 Another fantabulous bargain-crammed, wall-to- wall sale as only Rich's can present! All first- quality! All money-back double-guaranteed! All groat values! All chargeable with Uni-Card! If you haven't received our big 12-page flyer in the X mail, we have one here at the store just for you! cial foreign guest with talk about skin diving, one of Tru- deau's favorite recreations. In a toast, Trudeau invited the President to visit Canada and Nixon indicated he would like to take up the invitation. Soviet Cellist Seeking U. S. Citizenship By WILLIAM BORDERS New York Timii Newi Servlc. NEW YORK A 37-year-old Russian cellist who disappeared here on Friday engaged a New York lawyer today and applied to become a permanent resident of the United States. Vsevolod Lezhnev, who was on tour with the Moscow state Sym- phony Orchestra, remained in- communicado, and his lawyer, El- mer Fried, said the cellist was planning no public explanation of his move. "I'm not going to call It a de- fection, or say anything about any political aspects of the case. He just wants to live here quietly and play the Fried said. Earlier, he filed an application with the immigration and natura- lization service, and arranged for Lezhnev to meet the police, who called off their missing persons alert. Citizens inclined to tell Cify Hall there's a better way of doing things but who don't know how to get the word across will now have a direct line of communi- cation. A wooden suggestion box for public use has been installed in the main entrance to City Hall at the request of Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan- It is affixed to the wall im- mediately to the right of the main doors. The first item deposited in the box was a filled in community planning objectives questionnaire, destined for the Planning Board. Thin Ice Warning Issued by Police Chief in Hudson HUDSON Chief Andrew J. Polak issued a warning to parents today to caution their children of the dangers of walking on thin Ice on the town's ponds and lakes. He said that they have re- ceived several calls of children walking on the ice, and one "nearly fell in." pointed out that the ice is very treacherous at this time of the year; and is definitely not safe- TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 141 Obituaries Biossat Classifieds 14, 15, 18, 17 BILLS ARE A PAIN 1ET A. B. 0. HELP TOC GET OUT OP DEBT BY CONSOLIDATING TOOK HILLS PAST DUE 08 NOT. YOU CAN AVOID LEGAL AC- TIONS DUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS. 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Areas cited as in the path of possible flood waters were: East Desilvio Drive, Spit Brook Road, Poisson Avenue, Burke Street, Haines Street, Lock Street on the east end, Canal Street, Crown Street, the Main Street bridge area and Pearson Avenue. Also Pine Street Extension, Franklin Street, Peach Drive, Avon Drive, Atherton Avenue, Santerre Street, Celeste Street, Front Street, Tampa Stre e t, Newton Drive, Appleside Drive, Elgin Street, Westbrook Drive, Harbor Avenue, Spauld i n g Street, Gillis Street, Bri d g e Street, Belknap Street, C Street, D Street, E Street, A m o r y Street, Robinson Court, Warren Street, Van Buren Street, and Union Street. Also listed as in danger areas were the lower ends of Temple Street, East Hollis Street, Crown Street, Tolles Street, Chandler Street, and Pennichuck Street. Two Levees'Planned Hogan said two levees have been planned and preliminary work has started. He said the city first has to obtain ease- ments for construction from owners of land involved. One dam would stretch from the Merrimack River to the end of Caron Avenue, running paral- lel to Santerre Street. The other would be built on the southern side of the lower end of Lock Street, stretching as far west as beyond Atherton Avenue. Hogan had some startling sta- tistics for the Nashua River. He said it has risen about seven inches in the past 24 hours. But, he said, the water is not any- where near to a dangerous level yet. Drop In Level The critical area of the Nash- ua River is at the Pepperell Dam. Readings taken there in- dicated that the water level ac- tually dropped an inch yester- day, indicating, according to officials, that the flood threat is not at the serious level as yet. The Merrimack rose about ten Inches over the last 24 hours, Hogan said. Readings taken at the Taylors Falls Bridge yester- day were four feet, seven inch- es. This'morning showed an in- crease to five feet ,five inches. The Nashua River has a capa- city to rise another six to seven feet before the situation be- comes critical, according to some authorities. Such a situa- tion is a possibility if the rain, continues at its present pace and if the warm weather con- tinues. In other parts of New Eng- land, some communities are making inroads on Army stock- piles of sandbags. This is par- ticularly true of Massachusetts and Connecticut towns, where some streams are described as full to capacity. The Weather Bureau's River Forecast Center in Hartfo r d predicted flash flooding in Con- necticut, Rhode Island and east- ern Massachusetts. Weather Bu- reau spokesmen said that they expected the area could receive the dreaded combination of a warm spell and heavy rains. In Nashua, preparations started last month seemed to be paying off, in view of the pres- ent threat. Nashua Police Chief Paul Tracy said that his appeal for boat registration for emergency work had netted the city a prom- ise of help from about a dozen boat owners, with an additional six prepared to offer their aid if the situation warrants. The Department of Public Works has drawn up a plan in- volving the control of sewer drainage and culvert capacity, and is working closely with other city departments and Civil Defense officials in plan- ning emergency action. The weathermen remained In the center spotlight. Although they forecasted an end to the rairi sometime tonight, nobody could be sure just what would take place. Monthly rain totals perhaps provide a gauge of possible dan- ger. The average precipitation total for January through June is 19.63 inches, while the aver- age total for this period lasl year was 21.26 inches. At that time, while fears of spr i n g flooding mounted with the grow- ing precipitation total, there were only minor overflows. Ike Condition 'Guarded' By FRANK CABEY WASHINGTON (AP) Army doctors reported today the con- dition of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, strug- gling to overcome the latest of recurrent heart troubles, re- mains "guarded." "His physicians consider that the general's condition has not worsened since yesterday but that the eventual outlook re- mains said a morn- ing medical bulletin from Wai- ter Reed Army Hospital. The term, means In medical terminology the out- look as to whether a patient will survive or recover is uncertain. Brig. Gen. Frederic J. Hughes Jr., commanding general of the hospital who issued the bulletin, told newsmen later the 78-year- old Eisenhower "appeared to reach a plateau yesterday" in his new episode with congestive heart failure. The hospital said Monday the former president was reported weaker but-resting comfortably after what doctors called then a new "crisis." John Eisenhower, newly named ambassador to Belgium, arrived from New York Monday night and visited his father. Earlier, the two-time Republi- can president talked several times with his wife, Mamie and his brother, Dr. Milton Eisen- hower, and President Nixon's two daughters. Brig. Gen. Frederic J. Hughes Jr., Walter Reed commanding general, referred to Eisenhow- er's present illness as a "cri- sis." The new episode of congestive heart Is different from a heart one March 15 and comes several weeks after Eisenhower suc- cessfully underwent emergency abdominal surgery. This recov- ery from the surgery was brief- ly complicated by pneumonia. Congestive heart failure means one or more chambers of the heart fail to empty ade- quately during the contraction. This can lead to an accumula- tion of fluids in blood vessels supplying the lungs, or other parts of the body or both. This congestion, which also impairs the delivery of life sustaining oxygen from the lungs into the blood stream, is also known as or dropsy. The initial bulletin Monday said: "During the past weekend Gen. Eisenhower has grown progressively weaker. The man- ifestations of the previously re- ported congestive heart failure have increased, despite vigor- ous therapy. He Is requiring continuous oxygen and other supportive measures. The gen- eral has been sleeping for brief periods throughout the day. He ate his usual breakfast and has talked several times with Mrs. Eisenhower." In a later bulletin they report- ed that he had had "a light sup- per." "It goes without saying that In a person of his age, each successive crisis is a drain on his Gen. Hughes told newsmen. Hughes was told that a pri- vate Washington heart speci- alist not associated with Eisen- hower's case had voiced tha view after the first report front the hospital Monday afternoon that death was "inevitable" from the latest episode. "Death is inevitable for all of Hughes said. But, he add- ed, "This man has astounding stamina and will to live." Newcomers In Area To Register Autos Early Urged Residents newly arrived to New Hampshire may face "car- less" days if they come from states requiring ownership titles for motor registration purposes. The big hang-up will come If the current auto registration of these residents expire concur- rently with New Hampshire's March 31 expiration date and if their ownership titles are en- cumbered or have liens against them in their home states. Processing an encumbered out-of-state title requires cor- respondence between the state motor vehicle department and the bank, finance company or person holding the lien or en- cumbrance. The normal delay Involved in this procedure amounts to 10 or 12 days, noted Fred H. Johnson, director of the state motor ve- hicle division. "Consequently, if these people wait until next Monday to regis- ter their car they may find they will he without the use of their vehicle for sonje added. He advised Nashuans faced with this situation to visit the city clerk's office immediately to obtain a special application to commence title processing. Johnson was in Nashua to set up a Saturday plate dispensing office for those who have paid their city auto tax. Car plates for autos and trail- ers will be Issued in the base- ment of City Hall that day from 9 to 5 but the city clerk's office will be closed all day and no payment of city auto taxes will be possible. Residents of surround- ing Rockingham County townj who have filed necessary forma with their town clerks may also be able to pick up their platel at the City Hall Saturday. Secret Meetings Between King Hussein, Eban Fail to Settle Middle East Crisis By HEDRICK SMITH York Niwi Strvici WASHINGTON King Hus- sein of Jordan and Foreign Min- ister Abba Eban of Israel held at least two secret meet- ings in recent months to try to arrange elements of a Middle East settlement, according to reliable sources, but their ef- forts were unsuccessful. These. neutral sources d 1 s- closed that King Hussein was dissatisfied with the terms that Israel had offered and had broken off the meetings for the sake of Arab solidarity. He Is understood to have in- sisted from the outset that any tentative understandings would have to be made known through Dr. Gunnar V. Jarring, of Swe- den, the United Nations repre- sentative for the Middle East, to Insure that, other Arab govern- ments would be properly in- formed. But this never became necessary. Direct contacts with Israeli officials are a matter of ex- treme sensitivity for Arab lead- ers, and are considered espe- KING HUSSEIN dally risky for Hussein. His grandfather, King Abdullah, was assassinated on July 20, 1951, after similar contacts with meeting with the present Pre- mier, Mrs. Golda Meir. The assassination is common- Get out of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBbRHDIC ABBA EBAN ly ascribed by historians to popular resentment against Ab- dullah's peace efforts, and has acted as a deterrent to face-to- face talks between Arab and Israeli leaders since the war of June, 1967. For this reason both Israeli and Jordanian officials have re- peatedly dented any reports of direct contacts and can be ex- pected it do to again. However, reliable though sketchy ac- counts have become available here through neutral sources. According to these accounts, Hussein and Eban met in Lon- don one or more times last fall, most probably in late Septem- ber, and again in January. The King was in London for medical treatment of a sinus problem from Sept. 25 through Oct. 22 and again from Jan. 5 to Jan. 30. The most likely time for a face-to-face meeting would have been from Sept. 26 to Sept. 30. There was another oppor- tunity for a meeting between Hussein and Eban in late Octo- ber, when the Foreign Minister left the U.K. for Israel and the monarch traveled to Paris en route home. The two occasions arose dur- ing January for contacts while Hussein was in London. On Jan. 14-15 Eban made a secret trip to Western Europe, disclosed only after leaks in the foreign press. The belated official ex- planation was that he had gone to Zurich to meet with Jarring. Eban was also absent from the foreign office in Jerusalem from Jan. 23-27 on an unspecified va- cation and, according to some sources, spent some time in London visiting his mother, who lives there. He could have seen Hussein during this period n well. FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. and Income Taxes PREPARED FEDERAL AND STATE by appointment or In your TEL. 883-3912   

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