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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 29, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Chuckle A plant manager accidentally dropped a rubber band into the office computer. Now It makes map declsioni. Nashua Celeqraph 1969 Hit Ttltgroph'i 100th Ytar As A Polly Ntwspaptr... C J 1 Weather Tonight Fair and Cold Sunday, Sunny and Cold FULL REPORT ON PAGI TWO VOL. 101 NO. 25 Established n t Weekly October Incorporated 11 Dally March 1, 18M NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, MARCH Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. Prict TEN CENTS World Mourns Death Of Dwight D. Eisenhower Procession Set Tomorrow; Funeral on Monday Sad Occasion President and Mrs. Richard M. Nix- on, and their daughter, Tricia, leave Walter Reed Army Hospital after the death of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. {AP Wirephoto) By JAMES B. POLK WASHINGTON (AP) Millions mourned the pas- sing of Dwight D. Eisen- hower today at the begin- ning of a majestic final tri- bute before a train carries him slowly home to the Kansas plains. Private services for the fami- ly planned In a cloistered chapel of the Washington Na- tional Cathedral as a personal prelude to the ceremonial fare- well that will last five days. Eisenhower, who led history'i mightiest Army to victory In Europe In World War II and his nation through eight years of shaky but unbroken peace, died Friday after an epic 11-month siege of repeated heart attacks. As tributes to the 78-year-old former president poured in from the palaces and parliaments of the world, it was the mayor of Eisenhower's adopted home of Gettysburg, Pa., who perhaps said it for all: "Although I was expecting it, it still caused great said William G. Weaver. Ike Made All Final Decisions By ARTHUR KROCK York Tlmu NIWI WASHINGTON "To mold, to balance and to integrate the forces contending, designedly or Inherently, to undermine the principles of our democratic system" this was the lifetime mission of Dwight D. Eisen- hower as he saw and practiced It. In many conversations with him, before, during and after his presidency, his sense of this mission invariably emerged. So it was wholly in character that his fixed dedication dominated Eisenhower's farewell presi- dential address to the American people on the night of Jan. 17, 1961. To schoolboys the best-known examples of state papers in this particular field are Washing- ton's farewell address and the peroration of Lincoln's second inaugural. Indeed, they are the only ones with which schoolboys ire familiar. But as time recedes into eter- nity from the day of Eisen- hower's death on March 28, 1969, the extraordinary combi- nation in his Farewell stress on his lifetime principle, and foresight of the threat to which it. was being increasingly ex- posed will establish this docu- ment also as fundamental to the basic education of Americans. Comprise Threat He cited two forces in parti- cular as comprising the threat to "the very structure of our a military industrial complex and a "scientific-tech- nological both born of an- other new threat. And this he described as "a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method." In other words, the Bolshevist de- sign to impose Communism by force throughout the world. If there were room here for additional extracts, they could only serve to support the point I am seeking to make. It is, that Holy Week Opens With Palm Sunday By MARSHA CLEMENT Protestants and Catholics will begin the observance of Holy Week tomorrow by listening to the traditional Palm Sunday ac- count of Christ's triumphal re- entry into Jerusalem. A benediction of the palms will take place in almost all churches, and Catholics and Episcopalians will be given .blessed palms to take home. Each Catholic parish will also hold a pageant-filled procession of the palms at one of its masses. In addition, St. Mat- Weekend Edition Stock Lists Teen-Age Page Extra Comics thaw's account, of the first Palm Sunday will be read in its en- tirety, while parishioners stand in silence. St. Matthew tells how the people of Jerusalem were moved by the accounts they had heard of Christ's miracles they had only recently been told of the miracle of the fish and loaves, which took place in a nearby community and they flocked to the city to see this Man, and throw palms in His path as He rode in on a donkey. However, St. Matthew ex- plains that the Apostles did not join in on this jubilation. For one thing, they were in mourn- ing over the recent execution of John the Baptist. But, more im- portantly, Christ had foretold them of events. So they knew that what was to become known as Palm Sunday was just the beginning of the most solemn week In Christian history. not only does Eisenhower's Farewell reflect and maintain the purpose which guided him as President, as soldier and as a private person: the Address refutes the caricature drawn of Eisenhower by variously moti- vated critics as a chief magis- trate who let his subordinates do the governing because he had no original ideas, no passion for the advancement of humanity and a distaste for.mental con- centration on the problems con- fronting the President as stew- ard of the nation. But the refutation of this ap- praisal has much more material to produce than the Eisenhower speech of Jan. 17, 1961. The records of the crisis meetings of the National Security Council, 1953-1961, are now under seal at Camp Ritchie, Maryland. When these papers are released for publication, they will, according to a common judgment ex- pressed to me by participants in the discussions, reveal that the president made all the final decisions and firmly and fully enforced them; that his reliance on the staff system stopped at the deciding-line; that his grasp of complex issues was pro- found; and that his expositions of his own views were both forceful and clear. But, since a large part of the public incessantly read the con- trary in its press, and heard it on the air and in the political arena, what were the sources of a popular sentiment that, the political professionals generally agreed, would have elected Ei- senhower to a third term if he had been legally eligible and willing? He had been a victorious American commander of the largest armies ever assembled. But victory in war, even a war that preserved the union, did not save Ulysses S. Grant from the political obloquy in- which his presidency ended. And George Washington left the presidency amid arising tide of malice and slander. The source of Eisenhower's unbroken hold on the American people was probably that few could see, hear or talk with him and not come away with the conviction that here was a good man, an uncomplicated man, unselfish in his patriotism the kind of man who has risen from simple beginnings to the possession of great power without impairment of integrity. This certainly was my feeling in conversations, intimate and otherwise, in Paris, in the Pen- tagon, at the White House and thereafter. And, aside from the foresight, perception and pas- sion for the traditional concept of "the democratic in the farewell address, Eis e n- hower was the kind of Presi- dent the nation wanted in his time, a time that may come again. President Nixon, whom Eisen- hower lived to see in the House, went into the seclusion of his Camp David, Md., retreat after saying, "We have lost a great leader, a great friend and a great man." Nixon will return Sunday when the body is borne by horse-drawn caisson through the streets of Washington to lie in state beneath the dome of the U.S. Capitol. President Charles de Gaulle of France will head the proces- sion of perhaps 100 foreign lead- ers expected to pay final re- spect to Eisenhower at a solemn state funeral in the Washington National Cathedral Monday. "For me, I see disappear with much sadness a dear companion in arms and a said De Gaulle, also 78. "A giant of our age is said Lyndon B. Johnson, now one of two surviving ex-Presi- dents. The other, Harry S. Truman, now 84 and in frail health, said despite his political feuds with Eisenhower after World War II, "We were comrades in arms and I cannot forget his services to his country and Western civi- lization." Through all the praise for Ei- senhower ran the common re- in war. man of peace. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield compared him to George Washington. And per- haps Eisenhower, with his land- slide victories, may well have been the most popular President since the birth of the nation. Public opinion polls still rank him as the most admired Amer- ican. Unknown to the nation when World War II began, Eisenhow- er rose to command the might- iest armies ever assembled in battle through the invasion of Europe to his personal accept- ance of the German surrender. Brings Confidence Elected President in 1952 and again in only Republi- can in this century to "win successive with his warm smile and simple words, brought reassuring confi- dence to a nation beset with Cold War crises and won as just plain "Ike" a place in the hearts of millions. Stricken by his first heart at- tack while still in his first term in 1955, Eisenhower survived that and eventually six more be- fore congestive heart failure eroded his iron strength and he slid gently into death at p.m. Friday. His wife of more than half a century, Mamie Doud Eisen- hower, was nearby when death came as were most other mem- bers of his family. Nixon, who rushed to Walter Reed Army Hospital after the announcement, proclaimed a ntional day of mourning Mon- day and ordered the American flag flown at half-staff around the world for 30 days. After lying in state in the Cathedral for a day, with the public allowed to pay tribute for eight hours, Eisenhower will pass by the White House for probably the last time Sunday. His body will be carried to a horse-drawn caisson near the Ellipse to begin the solemn and measured procession up Consti- tution Avenue to the Capitol. The riderless horse with cavalry boots reversed in the symbol of fallen military lead- ers since the days of Genghis follow the casket. Shortly after dusk, the long line of mourning Americans will start through the Rotunda for their farewell. Through the night and most of the next day, they will pass in silence past the closed casket. It will be near sunset Monday, after the sad pageantry of the state funeral, when the body is borne by train out of aging Un- ion Station near the Capitol to begin the long much like that of Lincoln a cen- tury ago. Burial Arranged Burial will be in the chapel of the Eisenhower Center in Abi- lene, Kan., built on what was a cornfield in his childhood, with- in sight of the home he knew long ago. In Abilene today, black crepe hung above the door of the creamery where the future President worked as a boy. Far away in Gettysburg, battlefield for another war, Mayor Weaver had the flag in the town square lowered to half-staff. Government will halt Monday to mourn him. Post offices will Gen. Eisenhower Dies This is a 1954 photo of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who died yesterday in the Walter Reed Army Hospital. (AP close. Banks will be shuttered. The stock exchanges will be si- lent. In one of the ironies of the age, Eisenhower reached his greatness in a career in two professions he openly war and politics. "This damnable thing of Eisenhower once called it. And, even in the White House, he admitted he didn't like politics or politicians. On an overcast day in June, 1944, his soldiers stormed the chores of France and knifed through Normandy in the D-Day invasion that signaled the end of the war in Europe less than a year later. Eisenhower was there in the red schoolhouse at Rheims to accept Germany1! surrender. Truman made him the Army's chief of staff from 1941 to 1948 when he retired and be-, came president of Columbia University. But Truman called him back later as commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Or- ganization In 1952, wresting the Republi- can nomination from Robert Taft, Eisenhower swept to vic- tory in the presidential election by 8.8 million votes. He won over Stevenson again In 1958 by 9.5 record landslide until Johnspn'i victory four years ago. Eisenhower brought an end to the Korean war, after pledging dramatically in the campaign "I will go to Korea." In NK, More Than 7 Like Ike' By CARL C. CRAFT CONCORD, N.H. (AP) For New Hampshire, it was far more than I Like Ike it was deep love at first sight. She was the first to propose Dwight D. Eisenhower for the presidency. He declined the 1948 offer of tome of his admirers here. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 13 Social Church Classifieds M Comics 15, 16 PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY Telephone 889-4542 Open II AM to 2 AM Men. thru Sat. 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This bulldozer and crews with chain- saws are in the process of clearing and is building the dikes, with completion expected within two weeks. (Telegraph- oto-Harrigan) WALLPAPER SALE Save up to 50% on new 1969 patterni Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Pearl St. 882-M91 Open Thurs. nights 'til Get out of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBbK H DIC But, although in Paris at the time, he couldn't resist the over- whelming proposal New Hamp- shire made in 1952. That eventually moved him into the most powerful political office on earth: Loved State And Ike loved New Hamp- shire, too. He came to visit her soon after he became president, received an honorary degree from her most beloved college, came back later and relaxed amid the beauty of her scenery held a permanent place in her political heart, too. She sent him some of her most talented sons to serve in his administration at Washing- ton. And now, mourning his death, the flags to which he devoted a lifetime of it in war and protecting it in at half-staff through- out the state. "Eisenhower now belongs to said a saddened Sher- man Adams in Concord Friday, "and his contribution history will continue to evaluate." Adams, who was Ike's top presidential assistant from 1933 to 1958, said of Eisenhower: "No American ever gave more of himself to his country, nor ever was more needed in the years when he was the soldier, the statesman and later the be- loved citizen who shared his homely philosophy with all people." Adams, now 70 and a resi- dent of Lincoln where he is as- sociated with a ski develop- ment, said that "for the death of Ike "is an intensely personal loss, for ours was a closely held personal relation- ship." The "years of our association were the greatest of my life, an experience that few people are privileged to enjoy." Lane Dwineli of Lebanon, who was U.S. Assistant Secretary of State under Eisenhower, called Ike "one of the great men of his times. It was my privilege to meet with him frequently dur- ing my terms as governor of New Hampshire and later serve him in his administration in Washington. Knowing him as I did, he death is a personal loss to me." Sinclair Weeks of Lancaster, who was U.S. Commerce Sec- retary under Eisenhower, said that Ike will "face his maker with a record attained by few men general of the Army, president of the United States, and all that goes with each title. But to his official family, and to me as an individual, he was a wonderful 'boss' and a wondrful friend." Governor Saddened Gov. Walter Peterson said he Is "deeply saddened by the passing of Gen. Eisenhower." The governor called the for- mer president "one of the truly great Americans of our time and his contribution to our na- tion as soldier and statesman transcends description. I join with all New Hampshire citizens In expressing my deep regret! to his family." Sen. Thomas Mclntyre said Eisenhower was a really "defin- itive American." He added that Ike "represent- ed the best that is in cency, fairness, charity and courage. In his unswerving love for his country, his trust and confidence in his countrymen, his respect for this nation's past and his faith in the future, he set an example for all of us. "In war and peace, he served America faithfully and well. No more can be said of any man." Sen. Morris Cotton said he will never forget Eisenhower'i words at the first inaugural: "The peace we seek signifies more than stilling the guns, eas- ing the sorrow of war. More than an escape from death, it is a way of life. This Is tlra hope that beckons us onward in this century of trial." FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. Serving Nftihtift And Inf towni. 465-2267 Income Taxes PREPARED FEDERAL AND STATE by appointment or in your TEL. 883-3912 Cotton said that "never were these words more true than at the hour of his death. "He was great soldier but a far greater apostle of peace. Now he is at peace. May peace come to the country he loved and led." Rep. James C. Cleveland said have lost one of the truly great men of American history. "In war and peace, the Ei- senhower record will stand al- ways as a testament to hi] enduring qualities of greatness. "His courage, integrity and wisdom, his abiding faith in God and country, his humility, his uncomplicated and forthright character are qualities in the American tradition, qualities that have made our nation great' and sustained us in hours of darkness." Rep. Louis C. Wyman called Ike "a beloved world leader as well as a great American. Schools To Be Closed On Monday Nashua school! will be closed Monday during the national day of mourning for former President Dwight D. Elsenhower, Superin- tendent of Schools Edmund M. Keefe said today. He reported this decision was reached by the Board of Educa- tion late this morning. In Ihe meantime, it was leaned thai schools In PeUiam will be closed. It Is quite likely that school officials hi other nearby communities will reach similar decisions today. Mayor Derails J. Sullivan hu laid the City Hall offices will be closed until noon Monday. He also said that the state mobile registration period hat been extended 24 hours. Postal officials here said then will be m mall deliveries or wta- dow service on Monday. However, special delivery mall will be de- livered and collection! will bo made from while itar boxes. Waller Peterson hai Mmced that the State House aid itile office huUdhgf aid op-   

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