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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 10, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle Sign on a garbage truck: "Used Vitamin Convoy Service." Weather Tonlflht Fair orxl Cool V V 1 IT Ji V vl Increoiing Cloudincts Sunday, IMf The IMth YMT At A Dolly Ntwipoper... PULL REPORT ON PAOI TWO VOL. 101 NO. 60 EitibUihed u i Weekly October M, ItU Incorporated n Dally Iliictl, UN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, MAY 10, 1969. Second CIiH Pnrtage 'Paid At Naihtu, N. H, 20 PAGES CENTO Tax Tension Is Mounting By CARl C. CRAFT V.CONCORD, N. H. (Ap> There will be tension next Wednesday when the roll is called In the House and the legislators at last take a stand on the highly controversial measure that would give New Hampshire the first broad-based rev- enue raising instrument In its a 5 percent income tax. Heat Turned Up Friends and foes of this bill spending the'weekend turn- ing up the heat in this hottest of all Granite State political ar- f go tor one of Hit big taxes or to continue with a collection of little ones. House Speaker Marshall Cob- leigh, R-Nashua, who suddenly became a broad-based tax advo- cate and said it this is suicide then so 'be It, split away from his majority party's tax plank. Now, he's trying to gather all the backing from the pres- iure groups and the that he possibly can muster In this attempt to make an exten- live revamping of the state's taxing system. Opponents are coming up with t- Variety of counter-arguments In their concentrated bid to get Hit, Run Accident In Hudson HUDSON Police are pressing their search for a hit-and-run driver who struck a male pedes- last night on Ferry Street, Chief Andrew J. Polak said today. Polak said police received a tail >t. p.m. that there was a- man laying on the side of the road'on'Ferry Street. The pecles- triari; identified as Douglas Wil- lette, Highland St., Hud- son, told police he.'was. .walking, across -Ferry Street when a car turned out of Library Street at a .high rate of speed., Willette told the car's left front fender struck Mm. The occupants of the car, de- scribed by. Willette as probably containing-five or six juveniles, did hot stop after hitting him, and headed toward Nashua. Polak said Willette described the car as a white sedan, but was not certain if.the car bore New Hampshire or Massachusetts li- cense plates. Willette was taken to the Memorial Hospital by am- bulance where he was treated for and abrasions about the nose and head, and abrasions of the left leg. He was later released. the bill put to death In the same House where previous broad- based tax plans have gone down to defeat. Enough Vote> Backers claim they have close to enough votes in the 400-mem- her lower chamber to opponents scoff at these conten- tions and say they have the votei to keep New Hampshire alone in the union as the final holdout. New Hampshire finances its governmental .activities without a general sales tax or a general income tax. New Hampshire Education As- sociation officials Friday after- noon pressed for passage of the 5 per cent income tax plan. They were bolstered by the ap- pearance of a high-ranking offi- cial of the National Educa- tion Association, Dr. Eugene Me- Loone, assistant director of tht ,NEA's research division. At a news conference, he.said the legislature "should most cer- tainly pass this bill." The state association's officials confirmed they're starting an all- out campaign to seek statewide support for the proposed levy. Rep. Joseph Eaton, R-Hillsbc- rp, chairman of the Appropria- tions Committee, said he agrees with Cobleigh that "we ought to take care of the vital needs of the people, but I am not abso- lutely certain that a 5 per cent income tax is a vital.need. "I also feel bound by our Re- publican party platform pledge to resist high taxes and I don't intend to put up only' token re- sistance." Meanwhile, on another major Issue, the House Ways and Means Committee was reported today to be backing a bill that would legalize gambling in the state. The measure is due on the House floor for a vote May 21. It would authorizea a com- bined sweepstakes and gaming commission to run the gambling activities. Unincorporated places would be able to start gambling under state control once" the commis- sion is created, while other areas'could vote in the next reg- ular election on a referendum to allow gambling-in local commu- nities. Bill Favored A subcommittee of tile Ways and Means group favors the bill, 6-1. Subcommittee Chairman Ro- bert Lawlon, R-Meredith, said the gambling would be "another service the state can provide the tourist who chooses to spend his vacation here." The measure is backed by Rep. James Sayer, R-Salem, who views it as a.potential boon to the North Country. It is esti- mated the measure if enacted bring in up to mil- lion in the final year of the com- ing biennium. Ordinance Asks City Purchasing Office And Agent It's HER Day Tomorrow Mothers will be in the spotlight tomorrow when families gather lor reunions to celebrate Mother's Day. Enacting a scene that will be repeated in homes throughout the land is Mrs. Larry Taylor of 5 Tomohnis Drive, Nashua. Playing the other leading role is daughter, Roxanne, six months. (Telegraphoto-Shalhoup) t i No Changes Planned By St. Christopher's By MICHELE BUJOLD Msgr. William J. Collins said today that there are no plans tor changing the name of St. Christopher's Parish, now that St. Christopher has been removed from the universal Roman Cath- olic Calendar. The pastor, noted that "First of all, .we have to wait until we see the official document. All we- know so far is what has been printed in the press. It's ex- tremely doubtful that we'll change names for purely practical rea- sons records, documents etc. But now there will be a different Interpretation of St. Christopher." "Because St. Christopher and other saints have been, stricken Lawyers for Imprisoned Youths Draft Appeals to High Court CONCOBD, N. H. (AP) The case .of 45 young persons con- victed, of contempt of a lower- court order to get out of the Dart- mouth College administration building was brought before the. New Hampshire Supreme Court today. In t rare step that amounts to but technically isn't an ap- peal, the state's highest court was asked to look at Grafton County Superior Court Justice Martin Loughlin's sentence of 30 days in jail and fine of apiece for the aiiti-ROTC dem- onstrators he convicted of con- tempt-Friday at Woodsville. A spokesman for the court laid the state's highest tribunal in a highly unusual Saturday ipecial session was consider- ing the request from a defense attorney. was no immediate In- dication when the court would (AP) In a stunning transition from the jr'een campus at 45 young persons, most of them Dartmouth students, began learning prison routine today at Grafton .County Jail while law- yers 'drafted appeals to the New Hampshire Supreme Court. KUHLS MARINE PRODUCTS Available at Nashua Wallpaper Co. 'IZl'W.'Peurl St. 882-M91; Ojiti Tliiin, I'll. NlghU 'Til The 45, including five girls, were sentenced Friday in Graf- ton County Superior Court at Woodsville to serve 30-day jail terms and pay fines of each for criminal contempt in seizure of the college administration building Tuesday. Judge Martin Loughlin, Im- posing sentence in a courtroom jammed with defendants and spectators, doubled the recom- mendation of County Atty. George Papademas, who asked only for 15-day jail terms. Atty. Papademas, now residing In Lebanon, Is a former Nashua man, and was a practicing law- yer here before his appointment as Grafton County Attorney. New Hampshire law has no provision for' appeal of a con- tempt finding. The only way a contempt case can be moved to a higher court for review is through a petition to the state Supreme Court. William'Baker, one of the de- fense told newsmen he planned to prepare a petition for a writ'of habeas'corpus for sub- mission to the court. Baker did not say on what grounds he would base the peti- tion. New Hampshire state troop- ers, aided by Vermont troopers, arrested 55 young persons early Wednesday after breaking In the doors of the occupied admin- istration building, which the stu- dents had nailed shut. Those arrested were charged with criminal contempt in refus- ing to obey an injunction grant- ed to the college trustees by Judge Loughlin. The injunction ordered the students to'leave the building Immediately and.forbade any damage to. the structure. sheriffs testified -the demonstrators were warned re- peatedly to leave. They said the court order-was read over a bull horn and posted on the building. Studenis took over the build- ing Tuesday in an invasion led by Students for a Democratic Society demanding immediate expulsion ..of" reserve officer training programs from the campus. Some 30, persons were forced to leave the building. One of them .was Dean Thaddeus Sey- who said he was' forced to leave. Gov. Walter Peterson person-' ally directed the i20 New Hamp- shire state troopers; joined by a Vermont detachment under, a mutual aid plan. Peterson barred the use of clubs and other weapons, and the operation was carried7 but without injury. from the calendar does not neces- sarily mean that they, never ex- isted." Msgr; Collins pointed out. "There is just no proof that they did exist." "Private devotions to these saints will he adds, "but I Imagine no new churches will be named after any of them." When asked if he was expecting a change in the status of St. Christopher, Msgr. Collins said that'the first he heard of the removal was on television yes- terday. "I knew there was going to be a change in the universal calen- dar, and that some feast days of saints were, to be he said. "But I did not expect them to do away with the saints alto- gether." Msgr. Colilns concluded his re- marks by saving that "We must' remember that SI. Christopher is a symbol. of Divine protection." As such, he said, motorists and other travelers can still venerate him by carrying his medal in their quest for this protection. In the meantime, Pope Paul VTs action in culling doz- ens of saints from the Roman Catholic calendar and down- grading dozens of others is causing widespread confusion and disappointment. The action was taken on the recommendation of a majority of the Church's bishops and is another step designed to reflect the international image of the Church in the modern 'world! In his decree Friday the Pope removed from (he calendar saints whose 'existence the Church in doubt. He reduced the number of sainls to whom veneration by all Roman Catholics is due and placed oth- er saints in a category that makes 'Veneration of them op- tional. Saints removed include St. Christopher, patron saint of travelers. Under the new ruling Catholics who want to continue venerating him may do so he hasn't 'been abolished as a taint. But there is no longer a saints day for him or the others cut from the calendar, and no Catholic can officially.be asked to venerate them.. St. George, the patron saint of England, St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, St. Nicholas, whose name is associated with Santa Claiis, and many others continue to be regarded by the Church as historical figures who existed and who are saints in good standing. Because their importance is deemed more associated with local areas and not to the Catho- lic world as a whole, however, they are now on the optional list. This means, for example, that in Ireland it is .permissible for .the hierarchy to require Catho-. lies to honor St. Patrick March 17 with prayers, while Catholics in other countries may ignore him. The new calendar reduces the number of saints with a manda- tory day for Churchwide vener- ation to 58, plus the 12 apostles, the archangels Gabriel, Michael and Raphael, and St. Joseph and St. Mary. The calendar revision was recommended by a. two-thirds majority of the nearly bishops who attended the 1962-65 Vatican Ecumenical Council; By Claudette Durocher Creation of a city pur- chasing department is pro- posed in an ordinance to be submitted to the Board -of Aldermen for a first read- ing Tuesday night. Endorsed by Alderman- at-Large Bertrand J. Beu- chard, the ordinance pro- vides that the department be headed up by a city pur- chasing agent. Mayoral Appointment He would be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the Board of Aldermen The agent would make all purchases of materials, equip- ment and supplies for all de- partments and agencies of the .city. He would be empowered to promulgate :rules .and. regula- tions to carry "out his duties, subject to the approval of the aldermen At present, the aldermanic fi- nance committee1 handles pur- chases made'on a bid basis, exclusive of the school depart- ment. In other business, the board will submit an ordinance to amend the land subdivision or- dinance to allow builders to erect foundations and first floors (excluding sidewalls) on lots having received preliminary ap- pfoval by the Planning Board so to Installation ol underground utilities and paving of streets The building Inspector -would issue, upoij request, a letter of appnnal for erection of the foundations and fast floors, pro- vlded that preliminary approval of the subdivision had been ob- tained A violation of this sec- tion would carry a fine of per' day, Chesson Is Sponsor Alderman at Large John V. Chesson.is the 'sponsor of the measure. He.said its passage would eliminate, many o'f the problems the 'city In terms of street development and th'at it was drafted with (Jie con- sultation of City'.SoHcilor Arthur 0. Gormley JivCity Engineer James F. Hogan and Public Works Director Travis L..Petty. at-'.Large Francis. LaFlarnme and Alderman Leo H. Coutermarsn" are the spon- sors of an ordinance that would require persons .or firms seek- ing a rezoning to 'submit a map showing the names and ad- dresses of abutters to the area proposed for rezoning. The purpose of the measure Is to relieve the city clerk's, of- fice from having to search the names and., addresses in order to send out notices for the man- on rezoning ordinances." 'In the past, .a notice1 in the Telegraph was, sufficient but the aldermen recently okayed an- or- dinance requiring notification of abutters by letter. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan is the sponsor of a resolution to study the feasibility -of estab- lishing a user, 'charge for vari- ous utilities. The charges would include conduit fees for- electric, gas, water and telephone lines and use lees for private hauler! availing themselves of munici- pal landfill facilities. Two Resolutions LaFlamme has endorsed two resolutions which would reserve !ahd on Seventh Street Extended and at Textile Field for recrea- tional purposes. Ghesson is- the endorser of two ordinances pertaining to traffic lights. One provides lor traffic sig- nal'installations at' Factory Street and Water and at .Mechanic Street and Wafer Street. The other ordinance would turn .over to the city traffic signals at the Spit Brook Road and at the state liquor store on the South Daniel Webster High- way, plus flashing beacons on the highway. Chesson said the purpose of the first ordinance is to make existing, traffic signals at .these Intersections conform to state statutes. The other ordinance, he said, Is required because the state last year turned over the South DW Highway to the city. Under old business, the alder- men will consider the mayor's veto of a resolution approved at the April 22 meeting which con- veyed certain water rights over land the city has on Broad Street near the Hollis town line. The city's rights to maintain water holes for fire prevention purposes on land owned ,by Gerald Q. Nash arid Alexander E; Mayhard would, have been relinquished because they were no longer considered necessary. have teen mstaTied since the city acquired the wa- ter rights. Sullivan has vetoed the reso- lution because he feared the wording might conceivably con- vey rights that the city should not give up In protecting iti overall interests. Also coming up for a final reading is a measure allowing the lands and buildings commit- tee to study a five-year facihtiel plan proposed for City Hall by Charles A. Maguire k Asso- ciates. A final reading is scheduled for resolution calling for a study to revise the annual motor ve- hicle registration process City Clerk Lionel Guilbert has ad- vised the planning committee he has a plan to improve the sys- tem for next year's registration. Two ordinances coming up for final passage redefine the city messenger's duties and place the custody of City Hall under his jurisdiction The build- ing is now under the custody of the city clerk. Three ordinances pertaining to traffic and parking are rec- ommended for final passage. The call for elimination of two taxi stands on the west side of Mam Street near the former First National Store, no park- ing on the north side of Temple Street from Cottage Street east- erly to a point opposite South Street, no parking on the north side of East Hollis-Street from the tracks at Temple and East Hollis Streets westerly to a point where .one-hour .parking now prevails. Communications Under communications, the aldermen will read aletter.from Dresser McKee, "con- i suiting engineers o! Boston, ask- PURCHASING Page 1 Viet Cong Charges U. S. Is 'Scheming' TOKYO (AP) North Viet- nam said today that a-U.S.'de- mand for mutual troop with- drawals from South Vietnam is a scheme to hide American aggression and reiterated its own demand 'for- unconditional withdrawal of American forces. A Japanese news agency had reported from Hanoi Friday that North Vietnamese authori- ties claimed American demands for mutual withdrawal had been met by the National Liberation Front's 10-point peace plan. Part of the plan said, "The question of the Vietnamese army forces in South Vietnam shall be resolved by the Viet- namese parties among them- selves." Hanoi's Communist, party newspaper Nan Dhan said the United States should not confuse the issue of U.S. troop with- drawal "with-the questions'to be solved among the Vietnamese themselves." "The U.S. allegalions about 'North Vietnam's. aggression against the about U.S. troops coming to South Vietnam to help 'oppose aggression' and the U.S. claim about 'mutual troop withdrawal' are but schemes to reverse the, right and the newspaper said. It added the NLF proposal "affirms the sacred right of self-defense of the Vietnamese people to fight against aggres- sion." Weekend Edition Stock Lists Teen-Age Page Extra Comics Awards Dinner Closes FFA Convention in Hudson TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH What's So Special About FREE GHECKING NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. That's what! _____________ Member, t'.D.l.C. Abby 14 Church 5 Classifieds 16, 17, 18, 19 Comics '14, 15 Crossword Editorial Financial Lawrence Obituarict Pearson Social Sports Suburban News Teen Television I 12 7 3 18 H Theaters Dr. Thosteson 14 Weather 2 Women'! Page 10 By BILL ROBERTS The awards dinner at noon today climaxed the 38th annual convention of the Granite State Association, Future Farmer! of America, with Alvirne High ai host chapter. Agricultural youngsters from all over the stale converged here yes- terday for the annual two-day session. The FFA resumed business ses- sions this morning. The program included an installation of new officers and an address, "A by Stephen Grace, past president of the association. The.dinner program today in- cluded: Welcome address by Riiey Hcaih of Colebrook, state president; grceiings by Kenneth Clark, chairman of the Hudson School Board; and Glenn Weber of Lancaster, Pa., representing the national FFA. Aw: Rich; National Tqx Problems? Bookkeeping Accounting Services Fred Ackley 883-3912 Foreclosed Let All loti arflA for not. In tin KMate HllHliiMS. Call Gate City. Electric J89-2M4 Future Formers Convention Participating in the 38th annual convention of the Granite State Association, Future Farmers of America 'at Alvirne; High School in Hudson this weekend fare Ernest Stone, president of the F.F.A., who' avvarded Fanner Degree along with sev-, ;other area students, and i.Wilbur Palmer tht adviser .at Alvirne Agriculture, University of New Hampshire. The presentation o( various wards highlighted last night't lession. They included Honorary State Farmer Degree, to Leon Cole of Bamngton, out- going president of the N. H. FFA Foundation; plaque for outstand- ing service, to Professor Philip Barton, director of UNH's Thomp- ion School of Agriculture. State Farmer Degrees were conferred upon Ernest Stone, and Allan Quigley of Hudson and Denis Brissette of Manchester, of Alvirne Chapter; Angelo Dischino, Weare, Alan Little, Glen Perry, Cokbrook; Charles Packard, Abnaki Chapter, Whitefield, Ron- lid Perry, Clicking Clan Chapter, Deny; Gary Schumah, Fill Moun- tain Chapter, Charlestown, Mtr- tin Viel, Dover. Present officers of the Gnnitt State Association are president. Heath; tint vice proUent, Torn Johnson, Northwood; aectmd president, Quigley; secretary, Dischino; treasurer, Wise, Derry; reporter, GteM Perry; sentinel, Denia Manchester; advlMr, kUrtta L, Dover. J-j ,V   

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