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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 8, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle Grandpa saved the first dollar he ever earned in a 10-cwit frame. Today the frame it worth a dollar the dollar is worth 10 cents. If4t TtWyoph't 100th Ytor Ar A billy C 9 raph Weather Mild Tonight Littlt Friday PULL RIPORT ON FAfll TWO VOL. 101 NO. 58 Established II i Weekly October M, Incorporated u a Dally Much 1, 1M NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1969 Cong Offers Peace Plan By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH PARIS (AP) The Viet Cong today advanced Id-point peace plan calling for establishment of coalition government and leaving to the Vietnamese peo- ple the question of dealing with Vietnam armed forces. The plan, presented to the 15th cession of the Vietnam peace talks by Than Buii Kiem, representative of the Viet Cong's National" Liberation Front, combined elements of previous North Vietnamese and front proposals, but added some new provisions. The idea of a coalition govern- ment as well as some other terms of the plan previously had been rejected by the United States and the South Viet- namese government. Kiem called the proposal! a plan to allow the Vietnamese people "to settle their own af- fairs without foreign interfer- ence." It was quickly supported by North Vietnam's Xuan Thuy. The proposals did not refer specifically to the presence of North Vietnamese forces, but the reference to leaving the question of Vietnam armed forces to the Vietnamese them-. selves appeared to be intended to cover the North Vietnamese troops; Kiem made his proposal after the United States told the North Vietnamese and the Front that "we must be ready for the un- welcome contingency that your side does not want to negotiate I peaceful settlement." Results in Sight, President Declares Second CUM Portage Paid At Naihui, N. H. 22 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Cobleigh Backs Five Per Cent Ineome Tax Plan CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The House Ways and Means Committee voted 12-10 in favor of a bill that would levy a flat 5 per cent income tax in New Hampshire, Chairman John Ratoff, R-Hariiptorij said today. The measure will be brought to the floor for a showdown vote of the full 400- member lower chamber Wednesday. The bill carries exemptions so that a family of four with an annual income of would pay. no tax to the state: New Hampshire is the only state without one of the so-called broad-based taxes a levy on either sales or incomes, with various exemptions. State Police Take Over By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon, presiding over million worth of Republican re- joicing, has declared his admin- istration is at "the end of the beginning" in dealing with war, crime and inflation. "I think the American people will begin to. see the results of that he 'told a a-plate GOP fund raising dinner Wednesday night. -Nixon said "naturally and uh- iderstandably" some people have been critical of the pace of his administration during its first 1M days. The President said he deliber- ately; sought "not to make the kind of record that looks very good in the headlines lomor- found wanting in the history books. "We: want a record of solid he said. He said it would have been easy to promise withdrawal of American forces from Vietnam or ah end to inflation but that kind of pledge could hot immediately "have been "We're never going to prom- ise can't pro- said. Paraphrasing Winston Churchill, Nixon said that even after three .months in office he cannot say the new administra- tion is at the beginning of the end in dealing with national problems. "But I can say that we have reached the point that it's the end of the he said. He said he spent the .first 100 days developing plans and pro- grams to reach that point. And he told the Hepublicahs who paid to dine on filet' mi- ghon that a year'froni now "this administration will have made the progress that you wanted." The dinner was billed as a sa- lute to the President, and Rep. Gerald R. Ford of Michigan, the House Republican leader, said it was the biggest and most suc- cessful in history. Republican officials said the dinner .in a hotel ballroom was expected to produce between and after ex- penses. The proceeds will be di- vided evenly among the Repub- lican, campaign commit- Senate, campaign commit- tee and national committee aft- er unpaid expenses of the Nixon transition period are covered. New Hampshire State' Police remove a group of protesters who had taken over the administration building at Dart- mouth College. The police, backed up by the National Guard, cleared the building of nearly 50 young people who were pro- testing the school's policy on R.O.T.C. (AP Wirephoto) Uneasy Calm At Dartmouth HANOVER, N.H. (AP) About' 200 chanting students cooled it at Dartmouth after Dean Thaddeus Seymour came out in pajamas and toid them to go away. The dissident students today' planned classroom discussions of Reserve Officer Training Corps the issue which led to the takeover of the administration building and the ejection and arrest of 55 young persons early Wednesday. Carrying signs reading "Stop the "Amnesty "Abolish ROTC" and "Strike the the demonstrators Wednesday, night first went to the Fraternity Row house of John Sloan Dickey but the resi- dence was dark and their shouts received no response. They went next to Seymour's house. The dean, evidently try- City School Officials Air Curriculum Changes By CLAUDETTE DURQCHER 'It would take Nashua about five years to fully Implement curriculum changes recommended by the Engelhardt, .Engelhardt Leggett curriculum re- port, 'the joint school build- ing committee was advised last night. Speaking for the educa- tional consultant firm which prepared the report, Dr; James Boyd said cur- riculum planning and changing take time. Other Factors Other things which would be needed for implementation of the report, he pointed out, were money, adequate facilities, ad- ministrative leadership and suf- ficient staff. 'Boyd was questioned on sev- eral passages in the report, par- ticularly the section on reading in the elementary grades. And he was (old that princi- pals, and some teachers, partic- ularly those on the elemnelary level, felt that the EEtL evalu- ators had spent too little time consulting with them to ade- quately evaluate the system. Boyd 'said he thought the En- gelha'rdt staff had talked with all the principals, some being than others. Secondary Level On the secondary level, he. said, the specialists called In by the Engelhardt firm to evaluate curriculum tended to work with department chairmen rather than .principals. He said principals could have been consulted more but he was not sure what this would have accomplished. Questioned by School Supt. Ed-' mund M. Keefe about the na- ture of the survey, Boyd said it had been a survey of the curri- culum rather than an in-depth study. An in-depth study, he said, would have required more time and more money. The report, Boyd said, repre- sents the best educational con- cepts available today and. are based on experiences gained traveling through the country. Specialists brought in to evalu- ate the system, he said, .were, with one exception, New Eng- land based. Mrs. Margaret Flynn, Board of Education member, brought up the criticisms about the ele- mentary reading program. She said some of the crit- icisms of-the programjamounted to serious indictments, particu- larly (hose which stated 'that "many of the teachers are very poorly trained and poorly equipped to teach reading at any grade level" or that "teachers are untrained" to teach reading. She said the school board at- tempts to pay a fairly good sal- ary to attract teachers and, though it relies on the adminis- trators' recommendations, it THE FOLLOWING STORES WILL BE OPEN THURSDAY FRIDAY'TIL 9 P.M. BERGERON'S CARTER'S MEN'S'SHOP ENTERPRISE DEPT. STORE v ISIDORE'S HAIR STYLING JORDAN'S LUGGAGE SHOP LYNCH'S MEN'S 4 BOYS'STORE MILLER'S NASHUA WALLPAPER SEARS ROEBUCK 20th.CENTURY High St. Mkt. so attempts to be careful about the teachers it hires. Reading Teachers The general public, Mrs. Flynn said, may be under the impression from statem e n t s made about the reading teachers that unqualified persons are hired as elementary teachers and she wished to determine exlcely what criteria were used to evaluate the reading pro- gram., Mrs. Flynn said she also wanted more elaboration on what was meant by the use of the words "untrained" and "poorly equipped." She asked that the explanations be made to the school board in writing. Boyd, noting that the reading program had been handled by Dr. Edwin MacBeth who was not present, said he would inter- pret the criticisms as meaning .that teachers, though certified, had received minimal training to teach reading and that read- ing instruction was their weak- ness rather than their strength. It could also be, he said, that beginning teachers were being hired to teach first grade and they did not have adequate ex- perience to teach reading at that level. He said the board should be very careful in its selection of first grade teachers and that a candidate's background ability to teach reading in that grade should be-carefully screened.' Boyd said: he would see that the board-received explanations to Mrs.. Flynn's questions 'in writing. Complaints Cited, Alderman Sherman Horton Jr. said he has heard parents complain about the differences' in reading levels within the SCHOOL ing to catch up on his rest after a sleepless Tuesday night, asked them, "Please do not disturb my family." The students then left. the demonstration kept alive tension on this Ivy League cam- pus over the arrests of 55 stu- dents evicted by police from an administration building take- over. They face not only criminal contempt charges in court but also campus discipline. State troopers cleared the building without bloodshed. Among the students were six young women. The students were arrested by an estimated 120 New Hamp- shire and .Vermont state troop- Col. Joseph Regan, director of Neiv Hampshire Slate Police, was asked during the ejection for an exact number of troopers who took part. He said; "I have no idea." The students were either car- ried, dragged or escorted from the building. Grafton County Sheriff Her- bert Ash repeatedly asked the students to obey a court order to leave the building. They remained silent and an- swered with flowers throwing four daffodils at the sheriff's feet. All face arraignment before Justice Martin Loughlin in Grafton County Superior Court at Woodsviile Friday. Some in the group were in custody nearly 12 hours until bail of each was raised for them. The dissidents met Wednes- day night to plan the classroom- discussion. Among other sub- jects broached at the meeting were amnesty for those who seized the building and disrup- tion of the coming, social event, the "Green Key Weekend" when coeds descend on the all-male campus. Gov. Walter Peterson said Wednesday afternoon the slate troopers, the Grafton County Sheriff's Office and the Hanover police "demonstrated that well- trained, well-disciplined and well-commanded law enforce- ment agencies exercising maximum restraint and a mini- mum of force offer the only real solution to the kind of situ- ation that existed at Dart- .mouth." He also thanked Gov. Dearie C. Davis of Vermont "for his splerided cooperation." The governor also said it should "be noted that the press, who are often criticized for their actions during similar in- cidents, acted responsibly and were cooperative with the law enforcement officials yet were able to afford the public an accurate, in-depth report of these happenings." The governor said he regretted "that I found it necessary to re- quire the presence of the police on the Dartmouth campus. It must be clearly understood, however, that we live in a na- tion of laws, not of men, and the orders of our New Hamp- shire courts must be obeyed." Peterson personally planned the police action at his alma mater. He stayed in the com- munity and did not go (o (he campus but kept in radio con- tact. Shepard Gets SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) Alan B. Shepard Jr., the first American rocketed into space, has returned to the ranks of the active astronauts six years after an ear ailment clipped his wings and landed him behind a desk. Shepard is from Derry, N. H. Shepard, 45, was declared healthy and ready. to fly Wednesday by flight surgeons at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Manned .Spacecraft Center. His return to flight ''status came eight years and two days after the lean Navy captain led America into the manned space flight'era with trip aloft on May In the .Mercury capsule "Freedom 7" he soared to.more than 100 miles in a suborbital flight. Shepard later referred to it as America's "first baby step" in manned space flight, Shepard got the call to com- mand the first Gemini- flight, but lie suddenly found he was :V unable even -to fly solo in small airplane. He had con- tracted ear disorder called- labyrinthitis. The disor- der, attributed to an infection, caused dizziness and nausea and Shepard was grounded by flight surgeons. Shepard took annual checkups .and kept in shape. He took over a desk job as chief of the astronaut office, guiding the astronaut training program. Last May he underwent sur- gery' on the bothersome ear. After a year of healing he has been declared flight-fit once more. Shepard Is one.of the original seven American astronauts named in April of 1959. Only he and Air Force Col. L. Gordon Cooper are still on active space duty. Of the others in the origi- nal John Glenn, Scott Carpenter and Walter M. Schir- ra jr. have resigned-from the space program. Virgil I. Grissom died in'a .196? fire during, a spacecraft ground test. Donald K. Slayton, the only one of the seven who has 'never flown into space, is grounded with a Heart ailment and is head of the flight crew.operations.di- vision here. KUHLS MARINE PRODUCTS Available at Nashua Wallpaper Co. 1MW. Pearl St. 88J-M91 Opti Frl. Nilhti 'Til 1 What's So Special About FREE CHECKING AT NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're urider 65 arid over, By Adolphe V. Bernotas CONCORD, N. H. (AP) House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh, declaring "if this be political suicide, so be today endorsed a bill that would levy a flat 5 per cent income first broad-based levy in New Hampshire history. Dramatic Move At a dramatic news confer- ence just before the.House he heads prepared to tackle a budg- et that the Appropriations Committee said contains a million deficit, Cobleigh dis- closed: "I am abandoning the Republican' Parly platform plank to resist new taxes and am supporting House Bill 405 (the income tax Gov. Walter Peterson told newsmen: "At this time I have no comment." House Appropriations Com- mittee Chairman Joseph Eaton, R-Hillsborough, a conservative on fiscal matters, told the press: "I don't have any comment that you can print." Senate Finance Committee Chairman George Oilman, R- Farmington, said he'd wait until the measure comes before his committee, biit added: "I have said many times in the past that we need more revenue" House Minority Leader, Ro- bert Raiche, D-Manchester, had ho'comment. Cobleigh, R-Nashua, told' newsmen he will enter a sup- plemental budget of million half of.it for the University of New Hampshire and the rest for physically and emotionally handicapped children and other programs. This supplemental budget would be over and above the million he feeis is money needed to meet the "vital needs. of our people needs that can no longer be delayed or avoided." In a speech for dehveiy to the full House, Cobleigh admitted that in calling for a broad-based tax he is- acting "against. the advice of my astute political ad-- visers. "But I must in good'consci- ence take this action; -because I feel it is the responsible posi- tion." maintained that while he has an obliga- tion to .uphold his party's plat- form, support the governor and back the Appropriations Com- mittee, "I have a more com- pelling obligation to do what is right for.the people of New Hampshire." House Ways and Mean's Com- mittee Chairman John Ratbff, R-Hampton, whose group was scheduled today to decide. its recommendation to the House on a subcommittee's favorable report on the income tav meas- ure, said he wouldn't comment this time on Cobleigh's broad-based tax stand. In the meantime, what prom- ised to be a long day's journey in- to the budget, the .House Appro- priations Committee offered a spending program it terms "workable but very tight." It contains a million operating budget deficit. Mrs. Golda Meir Says Israel Cannot Give Up Territories BY SAM POPE BREWER York Timil Ntwi NEW YORK Premier Golda Meir has made it newly clear that she does not expect Israel to give up strategic areas that it occupied .during the six-day war in 1967. Mrs. Meir, in an interview, avoided a direct answer to-the question whether she supported the statement made by the late Premier Levi Eshkol that Israel did not want to keep any part of the settled area captured from Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan River. She said only that she hoped not to "spoil" her predecessor's "very, very wise policy." Airs. Meir was interviewed in Tel Ayiv by Clifton Daniel, Managing Editor of the New York Times, on April 27 for the. National Educational Television program, "News in Perspec- tive." The taped interview is sched- uled to be broadcast here to- night. The points Mrs. Meir stressed were that any settlement must be worked out by direct talks between the Israelis and Arabs without big-power intervention and that the term "agreed bor- ders" specified by the security council means borders settled by agreement "in direct negoti- ations between us and the Arab states." She 'said she had two objec- tions to talks on the Middle East now being conducted here by the United States, Britain-, France and the Soviet Union. She said that, first, "on matter of broad principle, I do not believe nor do I accept the right of any powers large or small to decide the I a t e of others." Second, she said, she con- siders that of the four, powers the Soviet Union and France are clearly unfriendly to Israel and prejudiced in favor of the Arab countries, while the United States and Britain are "friends of Israel, but they're certainly. friends of the Arabs." Of the Soviet Union she said flatly: "I think that Russia is at least as responsible as the Arabs in the '67 war, maybe more so." The United States, she said, "is the greatest friend we have." Israeli insistence on direct talks with the Arab governments has been one of the two main sticking points in settling the crisis that has lasted June 1967. Shriners Parade on Saturday; Maine Units in Line of March Uniformed units from Bek- tash Temple of New Hampshire and Kora Temple of Maine will participate in a parade in Na- shua on Saturday which will be a feature of a Shrine ceremo- nial which will be attended by hundreds here. Saturday's parade which will start at 2 p.m., at the Hunt Memorial Library and proceed south on Main Street and then to Nashua High School, will be the first here since 1941 when Clar- ence Whitney of Nashua wal potentate of Bektash Temple. David P. Stone of Salem, present potentate of Bektash Temple will head the marchers. With him will be Herbert K, Seymour, potentate of Kora Temple, i Lewiston, Me., and Peter Val Freda of Burlington, Vt., imperial captain of thi guard. Val Preda is in the line of national officers of the Shrine and will be the imperial poten- tate of all Shriners in North America in about 10 years. Joining the many New Hamp- shire Shriners in the line of march will be nearly 200 from. Kora Temple in Maine. These include their band, Arab Pa- trol, Oriental Band, Chanters and Legion of Honor, til uni- formed groups. DAVID P. STONE The Shriners are noted for their work with crippled chil- dren. They operate 21. hospitals for the treatment of children in North America. The newest of these is a hospital for treat- ment of burns, located in Bos- ton and dedicated Nov. 2 IMS. Local Shrincri In charge of the parade and ceremonial are members of the Indian Head Shrine Club, including Gilford PITER VAL PREDA W. Cplburn, president, past presidents A. J. Pitarys, Allan Kendall, James R. Anhis and Robert E. Sudsbury, and Dr. Arthur Orff, Robert Taylor and Philip W, McCubrey. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Tax Problems? Bookkeeping and Accounting Services Fred Acklty 883-3912 Foreclosed Lot Sacrifice All lots In Ihti jolnr tor f4.000. We're not In thi Real Call City 119-2144 Abby 4 14, 15 18, 11, It, U S IS 17 Financial Thostemi t Hal .1 Nashua ,1   

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