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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 29, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle Golf Mrs have one advantage ovef the fishing kind. They don't have to show anything to prove it. Nashua Celeqraph flit Ttfegraph'f 10W, A Daily Ntwipoptr... C, J Weather Clear, Cold Tonight Fair, Mild Wednesday FULL REPORT ON PAGI TWO VOL. 101 NO. 50 Established as a Weekly October Incorporated M Daily March 1, NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. X 24 PAGES Price TEN CENTO Peterson Defends Programs Slashed By House Committee Interim French President French provisional President Alain Poher enters the Elysee Palace in Paris yesterday afternoon. Poher assumed the presidency following the resignation of Charles de Gaulle after a national ref- erendum he sponsored was defeated. (AP Wirephoto via cable from By CARL C. CRAFT CONCORD, N. H. (AP) Gov. Walter Peterson today branded the House Appropriations Commit- tee's version of New Hamp- shire's proposed budget as being "simply not accep- table to me" because it puts the emphasis in the wrong places. Defends Programs Defending bis recommenda- tions of programs slashed by the powerful legislative commit- tee, Peterson vowed to use every means "at my disposal to tee" that "key elements of my budget will be enacted as this budget bill is considered by the Vacated by De Gaulle Pompidou Seeks Presidency By Stephens Broening PARIS (AP) Georges Pompidou, who served Charles de Gaulle for six years as premier, today an- nounced his candidacy for the presidency his former chief abandoned Monday. Offers Stability Pompidou, 57, said he was of- fering his country "the will io maintain a continuity and a nec- essary stability, and (he hope of preparing the future." Pompidou's announcement had been expected and he al- ready is a favorite. He an- nounced in January that he planned to run in the next presi- dential election, but it was as- sumed then it would not be held until De Gaulle's term expired in 1972. "Pompidou for President" clubs are 'Springing up around the country, and the former pre- mier has won the endorsement of Social Affairs Minister Mau- rice Schumann, the UJP, a young Gaullist group, and an or- ganization of left-wing Gaullists. Alain Poher, whose presiden- cy of the Senate made him inter- im president of the nation, said in a brief radio-television speech he hoped the elections would take place with "scrupu- lous respect for the law." Meeting parliamentary corre- B-52 Attacks Harass Enemy By GEORGE ESPEE SAIGON (AP) The U. S. Command has launched another B-52 bombing campaign to har- ass North Vietnamese troops in the jungles north of Saigon, Military spokes- men reported today. Range Widely In a 24-hour period Monday and today, 36 Stratofprtresses dropped more than tons of explosives on North Vietnamese bases in the enemy's War Zones C and D. The strikes ranged from 71 miles northwest of Sai- gon to 55 miles northeast of the capital. Some were wjthin miles of the border. Spokesmen said the bombing concentration in War Zone C is the heaviest of the war, with nearly 200 bombing raids flown along the Cambodian border in the past week. The bulk of four North Viet- namese divisions is said to ba concentrated in these two zones. For the past four years, U.S. troops have battled enemy sol- diers in the uninhabited square miles of War Zone C, but all the fighting apparently has resolved nothing. Two North Vietnamese divi- sions operating there have al- ways been able to replace their losses from bases across the Cambodian border, using Zone C as a staging area for attacks into populated areas and Allied bases to the southeast. Sources said some captured documents mention another ene- my offensive in the summer-au- tumn months, but intelligence officers have been unable to de- termine any firm trend. The aim of the stepped up B52 raids is to prevent the North Viet- namese troops from getting or- ganized. The Communist command's spring offensive, now in its 10th week, has tapered off sharply to about a dozen rocket and mor- tar attacks each night and only scattered ground assaults. Many of these occur in the 3rd Military Corps area, the most critical in South Vietnam be- cause it includes the seat of gov- ernment, Saigon. Chief aim of these attacks is to inflict American casualties and uiiuennine .the influence of the Saigon government.. U.S. analysts feel the enemy Is trying to make his presence felt in the 3rd Corps without any large commitment at present. The .Communist command has placed one regiment from each of its four divisions in forward combat areas while holding the two other regiments from each division to the rear. U.S. Craft Downed The U.S. Command an- nounced that enemy gunners shot down three more American helicopters and an F4 Phantom fighter-bomber Monday, killing two Americans and wounding five. Two of the helicopters were gunships helping to break up an 'ambush 55 miles north of Saigon in which two other Americans were killed, 11 were wounded and several trucks In a 25-vehi- cle American convoy were shot up. U.S. headquarters said the bodies of 11 North Vietnamese soldiers were found after a two- hour fight. The third helicopter was shot down in the Central Highlands 43 miles northwest of Ban Me Thuot, while the Phantom went down near the Laotian border just to the north of the A Shau Valley. Seventeen U.S. helicopters have been reported shot down and destroyed during the past week. Several others have been lost in collisions and in enemy rocket, mortar and ground at- tacks, but the U.S. Command will not say how many. Latest available U.S. figures put total American helicopter losses in the Vietnam war at spondents -before the address, he said he was sorry Gen. de- Gaulle had resigned, but, "gen- tlemen, France must go on." Poher, who campaigned for the defeat of the reform bill on which De Gaulle staked his of- fice, is being mentioned as possible Centrist candidate to oppose Pompidou. However, the provisional president declined to discuss his plans. The election must be held be- tween May 18 and June 2, within 20 to 35 days after De Gaulle's resignation... -Most speculation settled on June 1 as the date for the first round. Poher said I date probably would be set next week. If no candidate receives a ma- jority on the'first vote, a runoff Is held between the two first- round leaders. Major parties and factions represented in the National As- sembly were meeting to prepare for the election. The Socialist party's leadership was to meet this afternoon, and the Commu- nists met to decide what to do about socialist disinterest in forming a leftist coalition. Veteran Socialist leader Guy Mollet indicated he'-was more interested in a union with Cen- trist forces and said he would support Poher -if the interim president gets into a runoff with Pompidou. Speculation Continues De Gaulle remained in-seclu- sion at his home in Colombey- les-Deux-Eglises, while abroad speculation about the effect of his resignation continued. Officials and diplomats at the Brussels headquarters of North Atlantic Treaty Organiza- tion foresaw only a slow change in French relations with the At- lantic Alliance and expected any dramatic developments. De Gaulle pulled francs out of most integrated NATO 'de- fense arrangements but main- tained the nation's membership in .the alliance. full House membership and the Senate." Appropriations Commit- tee opens hearings Wednesday on its million 1970-71 (pending program. A House showdown is anticipated May 8 when the major measure of the legislative session reaches the floor, of the 400-member cham- ber for a vote. At i news conference, the governor said that as he has re- viewed the budget presented by the committee "it becomes strikingly clear that they have placed their emphasis on such matters as funding the retire- ment fund, insisting upon an accelerated data processing pro- gram, including the cost of in- terest on short-term notes de- spite the fact this has not been done before because of offset- ting revenue, and increasing lo- cal town aid all this at expense of our state employes .and young people of our state. "The conclusion is inescap- able the needs of our state employes and our young people rate rather low on the scale of priorities of the majority of the Appropriations Committee. On this basis, the budget is simply not. acceptable to me." On these points, the governor said: UNH SYSTEM- "I was con- vinced at the time of my budg- et ..message, and I am still con- vinced, that the university heeds million in'order to carry on its vital function of educating the young people of our state. "I, do not believe that tht recommended appropriation by the House Appropriations Com- mittee of (23.6 million is ade- quate, and I strongly recom- mend that this appropriation be increased to the level of my recommendation." STATE EMPLOYES PAY BOOST. New Hampshire "now ranks sixth out of six New England states in salaries for state meaning it that the best and most qualified employes will seek jobs elsewhere, either in private business or in govern- ment service in other states." RETIREMENT FUND His recommendation is that "we de- fer the appropriation to the re- tirement fund until a thorough and complete study can be made as to the need for the Ap- Committee's reconu mendation of million. "There is sufficient evidence that such an appropriation may not be necessary in order to in- sure fiscal responsibility." LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT AID He noted he called for creation of a special education fund by earmarking all the pro- ceeds from the rooms and meals tax with the exemp- tion reduced from to 16 cents plus the sweepstakes and savings banks taxes for ed- ucation. "I believed then, and I be- lieve now, that earmarking will give the local school districts a source of revenue which they can plan on receiving when they meet at their local school district meetings In In said. The Appropriations Commit, tee dumped this new program from the-budget on the the- ory that earmarking of revenue isn't a sound policy and, in- stead, kept the current contro- versial program of foundation aid for needy districts. Meantime, the governor said he's pleased to report that the comptroller and legislative budg- et assistant are "presently very close together on their es- timates" of revenues. Comptrol- ler Leonard Hill lowered hit two-year revenue estimate by about Peterson said, and "we will continue to watch these developments closely dur- ing the ensuing weeks." 2 Injured in Blaze At Hotel At Masons' Convocation Here NEW CASTLE, N.H. (AP) TVo persons were injured to- day in a general alarm fire that swept two buildings at the fam- ous Weritworth-by-the-Sea Hotel. A four-story building housing the laundry and women's staff dormitory was destroyed along with a two-story building hous- ing the garage and men's living quarters .above it. The hotel, about 100 yards from the dormitory, was not af- fected by the blaze. Charles McCaffrey; 58, of Portsmouth, was reported In satisfactory condition with brok- en ankles and back injuries at Portsmouth Hospital. He was hurt when a rope on which he was lowering himself from the living quarters above the gar- age broke. Portsmouth Fireman Carl Widden, 41, was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. Firemen from Kittery, Maine, and from Dover, Portsmouth, North Hampton, Greenland; ahd the Portsmouth Naval Base helped local firefighters with the blaze. There were no occupants in the hotel, scheduled to open for the season around May 1. Staff personnel, however, were in ,the dormitory in preparation to the opening. The fire started in the garage and spread quickly to the living quarters above it. More than Masons participated in the 105th Fast Day Convocation of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry which ended in Nashua last night. Shown, 1 to r, are Philip L. Hall, thrice potent master; the Rev. Paul R. Walker, most wise master, both of Nashua; George C. Minot, of Bath, Me., Com- mander-in-chief, and Roger W. :Crouch, 33', of Mont Vernon, sovereign prince. Dartmouth Men Vote To Eliminate ROTC HANOVER, N.H. (APJ-More than half the students at Dart- mouth .College have voted for elimination of Reserve Officer Training Corps programs now or in the next few years. Another large segment backed a faculty recommenda- tiqn for modifying the current program, while only a small mi- Possibility Moon Once Had Seas, Life By WALTER SULLIVAN York Tlltlli NIW> SlrVIOI WASHINGTON Evidence, reported here Monday, that most, If not all, circular "seas" on the moon contain dense con- centrations of m a t e r has brought to the fore a proposal that the moon once had real seas and, possibly, life. Paul M. Muller of the Jet Pro- pulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., reported that 12 of the moon's "ringed seas" have been shown to contain or concentrations of mass. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, operated by the California Insti- tute of Technology for the Na- tional Aeronautics and Space Administration, has been study- ing the effect of such mascons on the paths of spacecraft in lunar orbit. Muller reported to the Amer- ican Physical Society, and spokt at a news briefing at the Shera- ton-Park Hotel. The mascons have been iden- tified from tracking records ob- tained by monitoring Orbiters spacecraft while they were cir- cling the moon. Radio signals from the craft showed that they speeded up slightly whenever they passed over one of the 12 ringed seas. This has been taken to mean that those seas contain an ex- cess of mass which, in turn, pro- duces an extra gravitational pull on anything flying overhead. Mullen said that if the ringed teas were produced by the ex- plosive impacts of large objects, as generally assumed, one would expect the resulting depression to have a deficiency of material. In an effort to explain the fact that, instead, there is an excess of mass he cited what he termed the "bizarre" hypothesis of Dr. John J. Gilvarry. Some years ago, Gilvarry, now with the Rand Corporation in California, proposed that the dark areas of the moon, known as "seas" although they are dry, were once buried beneath a mile or so of water. He argued that-primitive life may have ex- isted in these ancient seas, lay- Ing down sediment that has left the sea beds dark. There are long valleys, or that snake, across the surface of the moon like mean- dering river beds. Photographs sent to earth by Orbiter space- craft revealed a number of these features. Specialists Inspect Rocket for Damage What's So Special About FREE CHECKING AT NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. That's what! Member, F.D.I.C. KUHLS MARINE PRODUCTS Available at Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-H91 Open Tbun. Frl, Hllhll 'Til t CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) Specialists today continued to inspect the Apollo 10 moon rock- et to determine whether any damage occurred when a repair crew mistake spilled thousands of gallons of fuel from the rock- et's first stage tanks. Hours of examination since the Sunday accident hid uncov- ered no leaks or other damage. But the National Aeronautics snd Space Administration said it would not be able to clear (he Saturn 5 rocket until completing an extensive probe sometime to- day. If serious damage were dis- covered, there could be delay in the scheduled May 18 launch- ing of the three Apollo U titro- niuts toward an orbit around the moon. Bookkeeping For small businesses and sub-contractors Reasonable Rates Tel. 883-3912 The week-long countdown re- hearsal was to have started Monday. But it was delayed by the spillage which occurred when 'a crew went to the pad to repair a leak in a nitrogen pres- surization system on a launch support tower. The nitrogen Is used to pres- surize the first stage fuel tanks of the 36-story-tail Saturn 5. A NASA spokesman said the repair crew by mistake turned off the pressure. This opened valves in the first stage. Thou- sands of gallons of high-grade kerosene poured through the valves and over the launch pad area before the valves .could be shut. The Saturn 5 It to boost Air Force Col. Thomas P, Stafford ind Nivy Cmdrs. John W. Young ind Eugene A. Cernan Into 70-mlle-high noon orbit dated to last U noun. Stafford ind Cernan arc to de- tach lunar module de- scent to within nine miles of the surface to scout out landing site for the Apollo 11 astronauts, wiMdulfd for i July, Uunch. Astronaut Frank Borman, who commanded the manned flights around the moon last December, told this meeting that they re- minded him of dry "washes" or "arroyos" in the southwestern United States. These steep-sided gulches are carved by occasional heavy rains, but are normally dry. Muller said he had also identi- fied what looked like seashore features. His report was pre- pared with William L. Sjogren and Dr. Peter Gottlieb, of J.PIL. Muller's proposal is that when the moon was very young the ringed seas were formed by im- pacts that left gigantic craters. So much material was blown out that the lunar surface became unstable. Dense plastic material flowed in beneath the crater floor, raising it until equilibrium had been regained. This still left a basin and into It, over several billion years, material flowed, probably be- cause of some erosion process, piling a mile or more of sedi- ment on the crater floor. The result was an excess of mate- rial. However by now, according to the theory, the interior of the moon had cooled until, to a depth of 100 miles it was no longer plastic enough to allow the crater floor to sink back to an equilibrium level. The result: a mascon. Muller said that if lunar sam- ples brought back from theso >eas by the astronauts show an excess of iron, it will support the view that water did the work. He.: prefers water action to lava flbws or the migratidh of dry material as in explana- tion. If considerable carbon is found in samples from the lunar seas, he added, the admittedly far- fetched proposal that life may have existed there must be re- -V nority favored retention of ROTC as presently constituted. The vote was announced Mon- day night, after a referendum in which students, or 88.4 per cent of those eligible, participat- ed. On the key question of wheth- er the faculty should reconsider its Jan. 31 recommendations for retaining the program in modi- fied form, the students voted "yes" by This means that the faculty will meet May 2 to begin a reconsideration, as it had agreed to do if the students so voted. The other side of the ballot was described as an advisory vote, in which students were asked to pick which of four op- tions most closely reflected their thinking. They voted as follows: elimination of all Dartmouth connections with ROTC as soon as students cur- rently under contract to existing ROTC units elimination of all Dartmouth connections with ROTC of ROTC as pre- sently of the faculty Thus approximately 61 per cent of those voting favored elimination of ROTC now or lat- er, while some 38 per cent fa- vored retention of either all or part of the program. The re- maining one per cent did not an- swer the questions specifically. The faculty recommendation Jan. 31 called for, reduction of course credits beginning'in the fall and for removal of all ROTC instructors from faculty status except for the command- ing officer of the unit. It also, called for the end o{ course credits in three years, but proposed negotiations with the Defense Department and other universities to attempt to modify the ROTC so that by then it might be possible to remove military instruction from the campus to summer training programs while still-re- taining the ROTC programs in modified form. Some students have objected to this recommendation, and an estimated students and faculty members turned out Monday to debate the issue be- fore taking the referendum vote. One of those who addressed the rally was Dartmouth Presi- dent John Sloan Dickey, who promised to "keep Dartmouth a place where not only this issue (ROTC) but issues yet unknown may be dealt with...in reason and rationality." ROTC Decision Delayed at UNH DURHAM, N.H. (AP) An eight-member committee com- posed equally of faculty mem- bers and students will decide whether to drop or keep Re- serve Officer Training Corps courses (ROTC) at the Universi- ty of New Hampshire. A resolution proposing that academic credit be withdrawn from ROTC was given to the committee Monday at meeting of the University Senate. A re- port was asked by June 1. The committee was asked to consider the place and function of ROTC on campus, whether academic credit should granled for military courses and whether Instructors should have faculty status. Named to tht committee were Arthur S. Adams, former presi- dent of the university; assistant Prof. Duane Whittier, associate Prof. John Korbel, and Richard S. Davis, dean of the college of technology, and students, Ed- ward Dale, Paul Durgin, Dennil Couture and Brian Boucher. 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