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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 12, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Two Nashua Men At Harvard University Evaluate Student Uprising GEORGE APOSTOUCA By MICHEUE BUJOLD Reactions are many and varied to the current lituttim at Hir- vard, both around the country and on the Harvard campus itwlf. The past few daya hive been marred by student clashes with administration and police, as pro- testers seized University Hall and evicted tht deans. Grievance! center about the Reserve Officers Training program at tha univer- iity. The problem was magnified when the student protest leaden called a strike in retaliation for the administration bringing in the police in a bloody skirmish Thursday. Two Nashua men who attended Harvard were contacted by the Telegraph and each presented different views. They are George Apostolica of 27 Eastman St. and William Sherwood, 7 Beacon St., who were both on the scene in this headline- making event. Both agreed however, that the SOS (Students for a Democratic Society) should never have seized the building in the first place, as now the issues have been blown way out of proportion. Not Much Support Apostolica said the student strike is not getting that much support because "the vast ma- jority of the students are opposed to the SDS taking ever University Hall." He emphasized the fact that his arc personal, and do not in any way reflect those of the University. Apostolica, who considers him- self a notes that not only are the vast majority of the students opposed to seizing tht building, but they also are willing to retain the ROTC program as long as there is no credit offered for it. He feels that many students were disturbed about the bloody incident with the police in which 30 were injured and another 200 arrested. And he postulates that the administration is largely to blame for that. "The state troopers were the most Apostolica said, "but Cambridge police got carried away and started bashing heads together." Another thing he found entirely unnecessary was the ring- ing of the fire alarm bells in the dorms at 5 a.m. yesterday morn- ing by student protesters. A government major, and a relations minor, Apostolica attended classes as usual yester- day, and said In his interview with the Telegraph that one of his professors gave the class' three the lecture as usual; discuss recent events on campus; or cancel the whole class altogether. The students voted to hold the normal lecture. William Sherwood, 1W5 grad- uate of Nashua High School, saya that at first he was completely against the SDS taking over the building. But, he adds, after see- ing how the administration han- dled the affair, he has changed his attitude. He emphasizes that he does not support the SDS, and maintains that me Issues Involved are no longer merely the ROTC program. Instead of calling In the police, Sherwood feels the administration should have either forced tht students to move out within one hour of the takeover; or waited It out, "like the Brandeis administra- tion did." He noted that the Brandeis issut eventually petered out. Sherwood said the president of Harvard, Dr. Nathan M. Pusey, was "arrogant about the wholt affair. He didn't consult the facul- ty, nor the student leaders ht just went ahead and did what ht wanted." As a result of Sherwood's dis- approval of the administration's handling the student takeover, ht says he will strike with the pro- testers. But he reiterates the fact that his participation in the strike is not significant of approval of the SDS, but rather a protest of police intervention. he emphasized, "should never have the right to take over any building." WILLIAM SHERWOOD Today's Chuckle The man who claims he never made a mistake in his life generally has a wife who did. Nashua 1969 Tht Telegraph's 100th Year As A Daily Newspaper... raph Weather Tonight, Fair and Cold Sunday, Fair and Warmer FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 37 Established as a Weekly October 20, 1832 Incorporated as a Daily March 1, 1889 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 18 PAGES Price TEN CENTS NATO Eyes Soviet Talks By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP) The North Atlantic Treaty Organiza- tion, set up two decades ago as a bristling barrier to European Communist advances, cautious- ly embarked today on a path that could make it an instru- ment of lasting peace. The NATO foreign ministers wound up a two-day anniversa- ry conference Friday proposing to explore with the Soviets and their allies the possibilities for settling specific differences. But they suggested a cautious, step-by-step approach and shunned a Communist plan for a general conference on European security. The 15 NATO ministers had spent considerable time discuss- ing an invitation issued by the Warsaw pact nations March 17 to a Joint European security conference. Their final communique re- plied indirectly, by bypassing it. "The Allies propose, while re- maining in close consultation, to explore with the Soviet Union and the other countries of East- ern Europe which concrete is- sues best lend themselves to fruitful negotiation and an early resolution." The NATO ministers instruct- Soviet Union Will Bolster Czech Force PRAGUE (AP) More Soviet troops and technical equipment will be moved into Czechoslova- kia this month, Prague radio announced today. The additional Soviet forces Will be carried by railroad to places determined in advance, the broadcast declared. The number of Soviet soldiers who spent the winter in Czecho- slovakia and were here prior to the latest crisis in Czechoslo- vak-Soviet relations has been estimated at to ed their ambassadors it NATO's Brussels headquarters to draw up a list that might negotiated with the Reds, to given to the next ministerial meeting In Brussels in Decem- ber. Diplomats on the U.S. delega- tion headed by Secretary of State William P. Rogers said the Allies did not awnt to ap- pear to be rejecting the Commu- nist offer outright, in old Cold War style. The outcome of the NATO de- liberations was viewed by West German sources as a victory by middle-road diplomats over their foreign minister, Willy Brandt, who espoused a more favorable response to the Com- munist overture. However, Brandt pronounced himself sat- isfied with the outcome. Tending to persuade the West- ern policy makers toward cau- tion at this time have been the recently renewed Soviet pres- sures on Czechoslovakia, tough- worded Moscow denunciations of NATO and a Kremlin indication that the United States and Cana- da would be barred from at least the opening stage of the proposed European settlement conferenc. The Washington communique pleased the Americans by wel- coming President Nixon's de- clared intent to start missile curb talks with the Soviets and by warning against leting down the West's guard in the mean- time. "During an era of negotiation the defense posture of the Alli- ance should not be relaxed and premature expectations of solu- tions to outstanding questions should not be the statement said. Nixon's three-point plan for tighter NATO political consulta- tion and teamwork in dealing with social problems got a less resounding endorsement, both In the communique and in pri- vate allied comment. Three-Point Peace Plan Advanced By Viet Cong Contemporary History: Harvard Prof. W. J. Jordan of the Harvard History De- partment takes assignments out of his briefcase on the steps of Sever Hall in Harvard Yard after can- celing classes due to student picketing. Prof. Jordan passed out work to any of his students interested. Militant students urged a general class boycott to protest police action against sit-ins. (AP Wirephoto) TOKYO (AP) The Viet Cong has laid down what it called three basic principles for peace in Viet- nam and said they will continue to fight until the United States accepts them. Radio Hanoi reported today. The broadcast said the Viet Cong described a peace proposal set forth by President Nguyan Van Thieu of South Vietnam last Monday as a "worn- out stuff" which had re- peatedly been rejected at the Paris peace talks. Three Principles The Japanese-language broad- cast said the Viet Cong's princi- ples for peace in Vietnam are: 1. The United States must end its "aggression" in Vietnam. 2. The United States must un- conditionally and completely withdraw its troops from Viet- nam. 3. The South Vietnamese gov- Harvard Faculty Will Drop Charges Against Students By LEONARD P. GIBLIN CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) By an almost unanimous faculty vote, Harvard has decided to drop criminal trespass charges against nearly 200 students ejected from an administration building sit-in by club-swinging police at dawn Thursday. "We deplore the forcible occu- pation of University Hall" by the students and "we deplore the entry of police into any uni- the faculty said in a Local Woman Visits Nigeria; Assesses Biafran Situation By MICHELE BUJOLD Currently there is a great deal of discussion afloat on Bi- afra mostly about the famine which is prevalent there since the civil war. The famine, as such, is soundly denounced and recognized as a deplorable situa- tion in most quarters. But the itself-is a different story. Some support the Federal Government of Nigeria, others support the rebel Biafrans. A Nashuan, Mrs. Helen G. Hop- wood of 370 Main Street, just returned from a trip to Nigeria, voices strong opinions about the war. Writes To Nixon After spending two months in PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New Englant 147 W. PEARL ST. Finesf in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY 7C ONLY Telephone 889-4542 Open II AM to 2 AM Men. thru Sat. Sundayt 3 PM to the country while visiting her daughter and her son-in-law who works there, she assessed the situation and wrote a letter to President Richard M. Nixon. She said: "I strongly feel that the U.S. should support the Fed- eral Government only, and channel aid through them only for the following reasons: We are supplying the rebel Bia- frans with relief supplies. The only air strip where relief planet can land is military. Common sense says that the military not going to pass any supplies on to the civilians until they take what they need; so indirectly the relief supplies the enemy. (2.) "The war is being pro- longed by outside intervention. (3.) "Biafran propaganda BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. HELP TOD GET ODT OJ' DEBT BT CONSOLIDATING TOtTR BILLS PAST DUE OB NOT TOD CAN AVOID LEGAL AC- TIONS DDNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS. NOT A LOAN NO SEOrjRITT NO CO-SIGNERS IP ron OWE PAT AS LOW AS WEEKLY WEEKLY WEEKLY CALL OB WRITE TODAY Tot of Mind Tomorrow 1371 Kim 81 Uaiuiheiur 669.5161 Room 108 92 Main St. Nllhlll 883-1727 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Horn, or Otflcf Appointment! Arnnieil teems to be a product of the oil interests. (4.) "A United Nigeria is best for all Nigerians, just as in our country, a United States was best when we had our civil war. The Federal government seems to have very high ideals in their goals for the country. They are putting forth great effort for the Education of all. 2. Introduction of new indus- tries. 3. Elimination of corrup- tion, tribalism, and nepotism. 4. Improving the infrastructure. Equalization of opportunity for all. 5. Plans for reintegrating without discrimination, the reb- el Biafrans at the war's end." No Answer Although'Mrs. Hopwood has not yet received an answer to her letter, she still retains an interest in Nigeria. She says that the Nigerians and expa- LOCAL WOMAN Page 11 resolution adopted by vote of 398 to 13. The faculty acted as thou- sands of students boycotted classes to protest the summon- ing of police. Moderate groups as well as those led by Students for a Democratic Society, which had led the sit-in Wednesday, took part in the planned three- day strike. Estimates of the number of boycotting students varied from to out of a student body of There were no of- ficial figures. President Nathan M. Pusey, head of Harvard for the last 16 years, issued a statement in which he said the decision to call in the police was reached after it was learned the invad- ers had broken down the door of a confidential records room, and "had begun to rifle and du- plicate the faculty personnel files and financial records." Since the faculty is the ulti- mate authority at Harvard in matters of discipline, Franklin L. Ford, dean of faculty, said university charges against the students would be dropped. He added that about a half- dozen demonstrators were charged by police with assault and disturbing the peace, and the faculty vote has no bearing on these charges. In the melee Thursday which followed the deployment of 400 police to clear University Hall, 39 students suffered minor inju- ries and nearly 200 were hauled away under arrest. The faculty resolution said primary blame for the episode must rest with those who illegal- ly took possession of the admin- istration building. City Greek Churches Prepare for Easter The Annunciation and St. Nich- olas Greek Orthodox Churches will be thronged at midnight to- night for Resurrection services climaxing the Easter celebration. These services will begin at with the singing of hymns by the choirs. The hymn of the Resurrection, "Christos Anesti" (Christ Is will be sung [luring the midnight liturgy. Officiating will be the Rev. George Tsoukalas, pastor of Uw Annunciation, and the Rev. Nicholas Marinos, pastor of St. Nicholas. Tomorrow at 5 p.m., the priests will conduct Easter Sunday Vespers of the Agape Last night, the Lamentations were sung by the choirs and after the services, the priests gave parishioners blessed flow- ers which had decorated Christ's epitaph. In the afternoon, the priests had held services on the Descent from the Cross. The greeting tomorrow among Orthodox will be Christos Anesti, with the other responding with, "Alithos Anesti, (Truly He is It will also be a day of celebration, largely at family dinners. The menu will feature lamb, red-dyed eggs, "chloures" and other delicacies. KUHLS MARINE PRODUCTS Available at Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Open Thun. A Nighti 'Til Get out of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBbK H D IC ernment must end forever Its role of "betraying" the nation. In the meantime, Viet Cong gunners shelled 30 allied bases and towns in a second night of intensified rocket and mortar attacks, military spokesmen re- ported today. Casualties and damage were termed light. Second Attack Vinh Long City, a provincial capital in the Mekong Delta 65 miles southwest of Saigon, was shelled a second time in 17 hours. Spokesmen said 34 mor- tar shells exploded near the city police station, killing three civil- ians and wounding three others. More than 100 mortar rounds fell on the city early Friday, killing 17 persons and wounding 105. Tay Ninh City, another prov- incial capital hard hit in Fri- day's attacks, was untouched, but enemy gunners shelled an American base camp three miles west of the city. Spokes- men said one American soldier was killed and six were wound- ed. In Tay Ninh, workers probed through rubble searching for bodies. Eighty persons were missing by official count, but unofficial estimates ranged as high as 150. Some reports said 35 bodies had been recovered. "We don't know how many are buried in said one American officer. Twelve persons were known dead, and 100 were wounded when enemy rockets slammed into two ammunition dumps, Wowing up more than 200 tons of artillery and small arms am- munition. The explosions de- stroyed about 100 buildings. Associated Press Correspond- ent George McArthur reported from Tay Ninh that occasional rounds were still going off as workers began their search through the ruins. An American adviser said the list of missing persons may be reduced when new counts are taken of survivors in the area. Early counts, he said, were somewhat confused and failed to include some people who were at home and did not attend mus- ter. In Saigon, national police said terrorists set off a bomb at a transformer station in Cholon, the Chinese section of the capi- tal. No casualties were report- ed. Police sources said 31 Viet Cong had been arrested, some of them said to be Saigon Uni- versity students. The sources said the leader of a Communist cell was picked up and named other cell members who report- edly had organized a suicide squad to carry out terrorist at- tacks. The sources said three K54 Chinese pistols and a quan- tity of plastic explosives were) found. Scattered ground fighting was reported throughout South Viet- nam today. U.S. and govern- ment forces reported killing 98 enemy soldiers In a half dozen skirmishes. Four Americans were reported killed and 23 were wounded. South Viet- namese casualties were put at two dead and 13 wounded. Peterson Is Mum On Abortion Bill Weekend Edition Stock Lists Teen-Age Page Extra Comics CONCORD Walter Peterson has flatly refused to comment on whether he'd veto the controversial New Hampshire abortion reform bill. The House-passed measure to reform the state's 121-year-old abortion law currently resides in the Senate's Public Health Committee. A close vote is ex- pected when the bill reaches the Senate floor for a showdown. Asked whether he'd sign the measure into law, Pet- erson replied: "I resolutely re- fuse to comment exactly what I would do should this bill get to my desk." He noted that this Is "a some- what different bill" from the one he favored as a legislator sev- eral years ago. The governor said that the "members of the Senate should Have every chance to discuss it." On other topics: BROAD-BASED TAX Peter- son said he is "not personally supporting or advocating broad- based taxes in this session." He explained: "I believe that it doesn't make sense to impose large amounts of revenue and spending on top of the present system until we conduct the re- view that is provided for by vote of the people's representatives on the citizens task force." Peterson noted he has recom- mended "hold-the-line" budgets while his task force is making a full study of state government- tal effectiveness. He repeated his Intention to call a special legislative session next year to "receive the re- ports of this task force." Thus, he said, "I have proposed mod- erate increases in certain taxes and I think it is best to hold the lid on spending in his way." TASK FORCE In response to some criticis who say task force has been slow in get- ting started, Peterson main- tained there has been "a lot go- ing on underneath the surface." Ellsworth Tagged for NATO Post By ROBERT B. SEMPLE JR. New York Tlmei Nftwi Servie. WASHINGTON President Nix. on will soon name one of his key White House aides, Robert F. Ellsworth, as the new Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Al- liance. His appointment has been ru- mored for several weeks, but was confirmed by authoritative White House sources for the first time today. Ellsworth, who will succeed Harlan Cleveland, Is expected to take up his post in Brussels in late May or early June. A tall, athletic man who runs a mile every morning and posses- ses a jovial sense of humor, Ellsworth served in Congress be- tween 1960 and 1966 as a repre- sentative from the second district of Kansas. His political career stalled when he failed to unseat Sen. James B. Pearson in the 1966 Republican primary in Kan- sas. Regarded as a progressive Re- publican on most issues, he was a member of Mayor John V, Lindsay's liberal "Wednesday Club" during his years in the House. Ellsworth became a member of Bookkeeping For small businesses and sub-contractors Reasonable Rates Tel. ROBERT F. EUSWORTH the Nixon entourage two years ago, undertaking several missions abroad. He helped to direct Nix- on's successful march to the Re- publican presidential nomination and served as Political Director during the fall campaign. He is one of five men who hold the rank of "assistant to the Presi- the highest designation in the White House hierarchy. In this role, he has served mainly as a roving troubleshooter, handling a variety of sensitive assignments that fall outside the jurisdiction of other staff members. Since Inauguration Day, he has presided over the review of Presi- dent Johnson's controversial award of lucrative Pacific air routes to six airlines; managed the White House review of the equally controversial question of oil imports; and, until recently, arranged a series of delicate ne- gotiations designed to protect southern textile mills from import competition without at the same time violating Nixon's general policy of freer trade. Merrimack River Is a Foot Higher The Merrimack River is con- tinuing to rise slightly, gauge readings showed today. Officials said the height at the Taylors Falls Bridge was 14.2 feet today at 10 a.m. This was a foot higher than the reading of 13.2 yesterday at 2 p.m. Thursday's reading had been 11.9 feet No appreciable rise was evident In the Nashua River during the past 24 hours. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Church Classifieds 14-15-16. 51 Social Sports 17 Comics 12 13 Crossword Kditorial Financial Lawrence Obituaries Suburban Teen 12 j Television 4 Theaters 6 Dr. Thostcson 12 4 j Weather J i Women   

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