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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 9, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle Modem boy to his teacher, before exam: "Where can I plug In my elec- tric Nashua 1969 Tht Ttltqroph't 100th Ytor As A Daily Ntwspaptr Weather Fair, Mild Tonight Cloudy, Warmer Thursday PULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO 101 NO. 34 EiUblished is i Weekly October Incorporated u DaUy Much 1, 1861 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 36 PAGES Price TEN CENTS 8-7 Vote Gives Gallant City Post Royalty Visits President Nixon accompanies a royal guest, King Hussein of Jordan, during welcoming ceremonies on the south lawn of the White House. Both have their eyes diverted as they mount a platform to make remarks. (AP Wirephoto) Heart Device Draws Debate WASHINGTON (AP) The National Heart Insti- tute wants to know whether guidelines fixed for-federally financed research were violated by the use of an artificial heart in an attempt to save the life of Haskell Karp. Karp Dies erations through them. The op- Kept alive by the mechanical By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER Irving J. Gallant settled Into the duties of city treas- urer-tax collector today, his narrow election victory itill mint-new. Gallant, 51, a newcomer to city government, nosed out Maurice L. Noel, a former alderman, for the treasurer-collector's post on an 8-7 vote by the Board of Aldermen last night. Format Wins First Test Also triumphing in its first test was a new method recently adopted by the board for filling administrative offices which come under its jurisdiction. The election of the new city treasurer came on the first bal- lot. But it was preceded by dis- cussion on required election pro- cedures and by pointed questions on the salary Gallant is to receive compared to City Clerk Lionel Guilbert's starting salary of Nominating Gallant was Alder- man-at-Large Maurice L. Bou- chard, chairman of the job study committee. The five-man commit- tee had unanimously recommend- ed Gallant after considering a total of 26 applicants for the vacancy. 'Noel, also an applicant, was nominated by Alderman Richard P. Joyce. Voting for Gallant, former as- sistant treasurer at Doehla Greet- ing Cards, Inc., and more re- cently controller at Lilly Chemi- cal Products, Inc., Gardner, were: Aldenrien-at-Large Bertram) J. Bouchard, Maurice.L, Arel, John V. Chesson, Donald R. Hardy, Aldermen Sherman Hoi-ton Jr., Barry L. Cerier, Donald L. Eth- ier and Maurice Bouchard. Noel's backers included Alder- aian-at-Large Francis LaFlamme, Aldermen Edmond A. Dionne, Charles E. Theroux, Robert A. Dion, Leo H. Coutermarsh, Ray- mond L. Bechard and Joyce. Government On Trial After the meeting, Maurice Bouchard said of the election: "Good government was on trial here tonight We wanted be really objective and to get away froni what the called 'taking care of our own'." Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan did not commit himself to a candidate but before the balloting began he praised the job study commit- tee for its methods and diligence in screening applicants. Procedural necessities were ex- plored by Dion who, after M. Bou- chard had made a motion to open nominations, noted the election was not listed on the agenda. Arel responded that, 'T have been informed by the city solici- tor that a motion from the floor is acceptable." City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gorm- ley Jr. said Arel's statement was correct: Even though the agenda had been prepared without list- ing the election, Gormley said, agenda item 6d entitled, "Nomi- nations, Appointments and Elec- is sufficient to permit an unscheduled election. "Does this mean that at any substitute for 65 hours, Karp, 47, of Skokie, 111., then received a human heart from a Massachu- setts -woman but died Tuesday In a Houston hospital after de- veloping pneumonia and kidney failure. The Institute has spent about million of government funds developing artificial circulation devices since 1965. A spokesman said Dr. Mi- cliaej DeBakey was being asked to say whether the heart used on Karp resulted from research carried on under a program at Baylor University under De- Bakey's direction. If so, said Dr. Theodore Coop- Institute director, its use was subject to the federal guide- lines. The surgery on Karp was per- formed by Dr. Denton A. Cool- ey. In a copyright story, the New York Daily .News quoted him as saying: "I dont have to clear my op- erations I do are designed to save a person's life. "This was the purpose of my effort with Mr. Karp. He would have been dead Friday after- noon if I hadn't operated. It was a desperate effort .to save his life." Meanwhile Argentina-born Dr. Domingo Liotta, who de- vised the mechanical heart im- planted by Cooley, said it was developed with funds from Cool- ey's Texas Heart Institute rath- er than federal money. Dr. Cooper, the National Insti- tute director, said Cooley would not be bound by the federal guidelines since he was not in- volved in the research project financed with government mon- ey, but added: "I have asked Dr. DeBakey if the device used was made in his laboratory under grant support and, if that is the case, did they follow the regular guidelines prescribed." Lindsay Scores Nixon On Defense Spending Nlw York Times Newt Slrllll NEW YORK Mayor John V. Lindsay, in his first direct criti- cism of the Nixon Administration, said today that lie was troubled by the high priority that the White House had given defense spending, specially the Ann'bal- listic Missile System, at the ex- pense of the nation's cities. "The Nixon Administration has made a first move in this area that I find very Lindsay told a news, conference. The Mayor called the controver- sial A.B.M. system" a foot in the door that's very and asserted: "It can be just another area where ultimately we will find mat the, great urban centers and the eMes will be short-changed be- a decision has been made that there are other higher priori- ty items. And there can be no higher priority than the urban crisis in this nation." Lindsay's criticism of the Nixon Administration appeared to be a departure from his recent display of Republican solidarity, manifes- ted at the Republican National Convention last August when Lind- say seconded the nomination of Vice Presidential candidate, Spiro T. Agnew. Last fall, he cam- paigned Nixon. More recently, Lindsay has been working closely with members of the Nixon cabi- net, and won the purchase, and possibly of the Brooklyn Na- vy Yard. During his years in Congress, however, Lindsay established the reputation of something of a maverick. He frequently clashed with the Republican leadership over Vietnam policy and civil rights. He opposed the presiden- tial candidacy of Sen. Barry M. Goldwater-in 1964. meeting someone can move for tn Dion asked. Gormley said it was so, pro- vided the aldermen had not pre- viously qualified the election. A 1957 ordinance which calls for all resolutions and ordinances to be filed 72 hours in advance of an aldermanic meeting, Gormley said, pertains only to ordinances and resolutions. Proposal Died He recalled that several years ago when he was an alderman an attempt was made by La- Flamme to have all agenda items filed 72 hours In advance. But this proposal, he added, died in committee. Dion said he recalled during the city clerk's race there was an alderman-at-large vacancy and that in a newscast Arel had indicated the election for alder- man would be held over until the next meeting because it was not on the agenda for the meet- ing at hand. Just before balloting began, Hardy asked if it was necessary to suspend rules to allow the elec- tion. He said he recalled that in another election to fill a vacancy, a rules suspension had been re- juired Arel said he was Informed by the city solicitor that this was not necessary. Approval of a motion to sus- pend the rules of procedure re- quires 10 votes. The city treas- urer's election could conceivably have been blocked had such a move been required and failed. Joyce, quoting from advertise- ment for the treasurer's job, noted a salary range of to had been posted. In answer to a question by Joyce, Bouchard said Gallant's salary would be Joyce Question It was noted that Guilbert who was elected city clerk in January began at and Joyce re- marked: "Why Is it that the city clerk starts at the bottom and the city' treasurer nearly at the .Bouchard said Gallant's salary Is predicated on his wide knowl- edge of accounting, his lengthy experience and his knowledge of computer work. He said Gallant had asked for a salary of and the job study committee felt he should get it because of his experience and qualifications. "Don't you think this casts aspersions on the city Joyce asked. "I don't think Bouchard replied. He did not comment when Joyce attempted to pin him down on Guilbert's qualifications versus those of Gallant's. After it was stated that Edward R. Benoit was making when GALLANT GETS Page 1 Bradshaw Appointed Senate Majority Leader By ADOLPHE V. BERNOTAS CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Senate President Arthur Tuftg of Exeter has appointed Sen. John Bradshaw of Nelson as majority leader of the upper chamber. Bradshaw, 39, who had been issistant majority leader, thus replaced Creeley Buchanan of Amherst as the floor leader for the majority Republicans. Alf Jacobson of New London, 45, was named assistant majori- ty 'leader. Chandler Removed Meantime, Tufts Thursday re- moved John Chandler of Warner chairman of the Public Health Committee and named Charles Armstrong of Littleton to succeed Chandler. Meanwhile, Chandler was shifted to the powerful Finance Committee, replacing Jacobson. Tufts stressed that Chandler will remain as chairman of the Public Health Committee until it has reported out the contro- versial abortion reform meas- ure. Tufts said Chandler told FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With tORDEN OIL CO. INC. Serving nd inrrottnij. !HI towni. 465-2267 PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England J47W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY 889-4541 Open II AM fo 2 AM Men. thru Sat. Sundays 3 PM to him he hopes the committee will have made a decision on the bill by Thursday. In other leadership changes, Tufts named himself chairman of the Interstate Cooperation Committee, succeeding former Senate President Stewart Lam- prey of Moultonboro. Lamprey is to become federal co-chairman of the New Eng- land Regional Commission. Also on that committee, Tufts removed Buchanan as vice chairman and named Jacobson to that position. Tufts placed Jacobson on the Judiciary Committee, in the spot held by the Senate presi- dent. And, on the'Resources Com- mittee, which Tufts had headed, the new president named Jacob- son as chairman and Russell Mason of Brentwood as vice chairman to replace Bradshaw. Tufts named himself chair- man of the Rules and Resolu- tions Committee, replacing Lamprey, and picked Bradshaw to be vice chairman, replacing Buchanan. Tufts also named himself chairman of the Senate's Jo-urn- Income Taxes PREPARED FEDERAL AND STATE by appointmtnt or. in your home TEL. 8S3-39J2 BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. HELP IOT) GET OUT OP DEBT BT CONSOLIDATING TOUR BILLS PAST DUE OS NOT. TOU OAK AVOID LEGAL AO. TIONS DUNS LETTERS__ AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS. HO IF TOD OWE PAT AS 10W AS US WEEKLY 125 WEEKLY 135 WEEKLY CALL OR WRITE TODAY Hind. Tomorrow JJ71 loom lot M Main 81 ffMhiia 883-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS or ApRolntmcnti Arrtntta al Committee, replacing Lam- prey. Other Developments In other legislative develop- ments: A House Appropriations Subcommittee has cut the budg- et request of the University of New Hampshire by almost million. The university originally asked for million for the next two years. Gov. Walter Peterson chopped that to million. The subcommittee said Mon- day the university should get million. It was expected there will be a fight on it in the Senate. Senate President Tufts is a former trustee and Senate Fi- nance Chairman George Gil- man, R-Farmington, is an alumni trustee. A report to codify New Hampshire's criminal laws is to be presented to the legislature this week. The report was compiled by a special commission established by the 1967 Legislature. It was headed by Frank Kenison, chief TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Classifieds 17 13, 34, 35 Comics Crossword 24 Editorial 4 Financial 6 Hal Boyle 9 Lawrence 4 Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries Pearson Sports Suburban News Taylor Television Theaters 4 18, 19 U 19 19 Dr. Thosteson 17 Weather justice of the state Supreme Court. A summary of the report says the purpose of the work Is to consolidate the presently large number of penal statutes into a few simplified statements of fundamental principles. For example, it notes there are now 17 sections of law deal- ing with trespassing and mail- 47 N.H. Men Due Home from Vietnam Soon BOSTON (AP) The Navy reported 47 New Hampshire men who had been assigned to Vietnam duty as members of Naval Mobile Construction Bat- talion 12 will return to Boston and then go home about April 20. They're among 500 men from New England who have been stationed at Da Nang since last summer. Ihi New Hampshire men are from Manchester, Concord, Sa- lem, Windham and the seacoast area. The unit Is commanded by Crmlr. James Lee of Acton, Mass. It had activated last May from the Naval Reserve. The unit took part in exten- sive civil action programs, in- cluding medical treatment of more than South Vietna- mese civilians and helping build schools and other structures in addition to Its combat activi- ties. cious injuries.. The ideal would be one. House Action In the House: The House killed three measures dealing with bill- boards. The Public Works Com- mittee, which is expected to put together a measure on the top- ic, urged the three be put to death because the subject mat- ter is covered by other legisla- tion. One bill would have created an Outdoor Advertising Com- mission to control the erection and maintenance of billboards and other outdoor advertising devices. The second would have pro- vided services for tourists and regulated outdoor advertising. The third would have ex- tended the moratorium on out- door advertising on Interstate and federal aid highways and would have set' up an Interim Commission to study outdoor advertising. The House killed a bill that would have established a State Department of Adult Correc- tion. The measure had been turned down by the Labor, Human Re- sources and Rehabilitation Com- mittee. The House, at the urging of the committee, sent several other measures to the Appropri- ations Committee for price tag inspection. These measures would create a state Department of Correc- tions, community rehabilitation facility programs, a position of SENATE MAJORITY I Basics for the Treasurer Deputy Treasurer Eloise Ravenelle briefs City Treasurer-Tax Collector Irving J. Gallant as he assumed new du- ties in City Hall tiiis morning. (Telegraphoto-DuWcher) _ _ School Budget Under Fire; Mayor Urges Special Study Scolding the Board of Educa- tion for raises It has approved and new positions it has created, Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan last night told the aldermen he favors a separate public heat- ing on the school budget. He was particularly critical of the board for granting a raise to School Supt Edmund M. Keefe and for creating the post of director of physi- cal education and athletics. Keefe now gets and starting in September will .earn Charles W. Harvey, high school football coach and ath- letic director, was recently named to fill the newly created directorship. "I have been reviewing the preliminary school and athletic I On the Inside Among the special stories and features appearing In today's edi- tion of the Telegraph are: What the aldermen did last night Page 5. Fort Lauderdale Is a spring mecca for college students Page 21. Massachusetts fire victim dis- covers people DO 3S. Cathedral in the Pines-Peace on a Pine Knoll-Page 25. In the government's war on poverty, VISTA provides guerril- las Page 30. Old letters reveal General El- senhower's defense against critics 20. Floods hit upper midwest, hun- dreds evacuated Page 11. budgets that you have received, as well as Sullivan said. Special Study "Although it is the mayor's budget until I release it, I feel that this questionable presenta- tion and the magnitude of these school budget, requests call for a special study session between the Board of Aldermen and the mayor as to how we should cope N with these demands. "I personally favor a separate public hearing on the school budget, with the full school board on the platform to answer the questions." Continuing his comments on Board Of Education members, Sullivan stated: "How can they justify a raise for the superintendent while attempting to hold the line on reasonable raises for the teachers? It is a mighty poor example. "If it were within my jurisdic- tion you. can be sure that the superintendent would not re- ceive that type of compensa- tion, nor would I accept that new position of recreation whatever it per year. These cushion jobs are hard enough to justify on a fed- eral level, we should not tolerate them, in spite of autonomy, on the local level. No Reports Available "We are handed 'these figures on a more or is what we want, you get up the money We have no minutes of their'meetings, not even a mi- nority report to base an opinion give us to carry us through 1969." It would seem, Sullivan said, that some of these "questionable items" and "especially newly created positions" should go on a referendum "as the mayor and the aldermen cannot, pro- tect their constituents with this free-wheeling Board of Educa- tion." Saying he was not an ex-of- ficio member of the Board "o! Education, Sullivan said hV.il not attempting to place blame on any one board mem- ber "as I have no way of know- ing what their reasoning was. "I am open to suggestioni from any member'of board on how we can plug this leak in our local he con- cluded. "If we do not take ac- tion to curb this request you can be sure no one else will." City Teachers Okay Contract Local teachers at a meeting'in the high school'yesterday voted approval of a contract negotiated by the Nashua Teachers Union with the Board of Education. The contract must now be offi- cially approved by the board be- fore it can be signed by repre- sentatives of each group. ,School Supt. Edmund M. Keete said r it is expected a meeting for this purpose will be held shortly. the board will be in special session tonight to continue formu- lation of a school building pro- gram. Preliminary discussion on the program was held at a meet- ing last week. New Chairman, George W. Sargent (center) conducts a meeting of the Park-Recreation com- missioners immediately after being elec- ted commission chairman at the annual reorganization of the group last night. He succeeds John Shubelka whose term as commissioner expired March 31. Re- placing Shubelka as commissioner is Richard W. Bruen (far right) whose New Member three-year appointment was confirmed by the aldermen earlier in the evening.. Other commissioners (left to right) are Wilmur K. Murray whose reappointment as commissioner had also been confirmed by the aldermen prior to the Roger Chantal, reflected clerk; and Allan' B. Silber who succeeded Sargent as vice chairman. 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