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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 13, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle Any man who thinks he Is more Intelligent than his wife'is married to a smart woman. IMt TIM lOOtti Ytor Ai A Dolly Ntwspptr.. Weather Fair, Cold Tonight Sunny, Warnw Wtdntsday FULL RiroRT ON FAGI TWO VOL. 101 NO! 62 btablhjhtd it I Weekly October Incorporated u Daily March 1, 1M' NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, MAY am FiM At NMhua, N.' H. 80 PAGES PrijBt TEN CENTO "What sweet fragrance wafting through the air' What sueet peifume floating everywhere'" asks Camelot's Guinevere in the song "The Merry Month of May." The answer is evident this week in a world burst. Ing with blossoms mingled with the scent of apple and May Magic lilac. The King Arthur's England, has similarly been touched by May's magic, and lazy clouds float over pink-hued apple blossoms in HoIIis. (Telegraphoto-Shalhoup) Fierce Tax Fight Developing By CARL C. CRAFT CONCORD, NH (AP) It piobably won't melt the gold off the State House dome, but the heat will be fierce by. the ..time ...the House finally, is asked on Wednesday: Shall the 5 per cent income tax bill pass? Passage Sought House Speaker Marshall Cob- leigh and Republican House Ma- jority Leader Harlan Logan, alomjrwith a majority of the House Ways and Means Com- mittee, want it to pass. Ways and Means Committee Chairman John Ratoff and House Appropriations Commit- tee Chairman Joseph Eaton are expected to want it killed. Rep. William, Johnson; R-Han- over, one of the powers in Gov. Walter Peterson's administra- tion, is for it But the is sticking to the guns hV fifed during his successful campaign he's not vowing to veto it if it passes, but he's also not say- ing in public if he'll sign it al- though some sources claim he's privately admitling he'll sign. .Peterson's task force of citi- zens-is studying to help deter- mine-if the best possible use is Pompidou, Poher Lead Race For Presidency in France By JOHN VINOCUR PARIS (AP) With the lists closing at midnight, former Pre- mier Georges Pompidou and Provisional President Alain Poher were the front runners to- day in the French presidential race. Both men are middle-of-the- roaders in the French political spectrum. The other major candidates in the June .1. election all come from the divided left, and the Officials Probe Pearl St. Fire Poljce and fire officials are to- day investigating an early-morn- ing" fire here which a spokesman described as "of a suspicious origin." The blaze broke out at about- at 134 West Pearl St. The alarm .was turned ta by a polici officer. Firemen findthe cel- lar of the two-story, wooden struc-; toe enveloped in flames. Dam- age, however, was confined to this the building by firemen from take Street and Central sta- tions.; The: facility was owned- by- the Markarian estate, and was being used second-hand furniture store. There were no persons in the.building at the :Hmt rf the 'fire.'- Fire Chief Albert Tanguay- said he had no theories on the origin of Ihe blaze. "We have turned the Investigation over, to the po- he said. split presumably means none can. get into the June 15 runoff. They are Jacques Duclos of the Communist party; Michel Ro- card of the far-left Progressive Socialist party; Alain Krivine, a Trofskyite; and Gaston Deferre of the Socialists. Any. candidate who manages to get 100 signatures of elected .office, holders .on a petition by midnight also will be on the-bal- lot. One such hopefully is Nelly Bbnart-POntary, a 40-year-old woman lawyer and mother who said she did not expect to .win but wanted to run to make the nation's women "aware of their own strength." Poher, as president of the Senate, was virtually unknown to the French public before he took a leading part in the cam- paign to defeat Charles', de Gaulle's reform bill last month. De Gaulle's subsequent resigna- tion'catapulted Poher to "the'in-, terim he..an- nounced Monday he would .'run for a full-term as, chief execu- tive. The 'latest polls indicate' the, Centrist -has the backing of nearly; half the'.na- tion. Poher has a quiet, self-effac- ing manner. He entered' the' race by sending an- nounce that his -slo- gan would be "the uniq'n.-and re- conciliation of thei French." His chief objection to De Gaulle's reform bill1 was that it would have stripped the Senate of its remaining legislative pow- er. Ills position on France's stu- dent and labor problems and' major issiies in monetary.crisis, .the North! At- lantic Treaty Organization, rela- tions with the Soviet Union and admission of Britain to the Com- mon not been spelled out. Pompidou, 57, De Gaulle's premier for six years, was a heavy favorite when he an- nounced his candidacy shortly after De .Gaulle's resignation two weeks ago, but the public opinion samplings show Poher. has drained miich of his sup- port. being .made of the: state's cur- ..rent .and he.'s... submitted "a" "Soldi the line" budget to keep the state in busi- ness until the task force recom- mendations are reviewed and action is taken. The governor says if the leg- islature reallocates resources or starts new programs above those he's it "must meet the ensuing.need for additional revenue." If the pressure of the political leaders one way or the other isn't enough, the rank and- file legislator is getting the word, some of it for and the rest of it against, from .various special-interest groups and the folks back home. For instance, the-New Hamp- shire Education Association backs the income tax saying the vote will be the "most cru- cial" one of the session. The as- sociation has the state under a so-called "sanctions and had wanted a special legislative session called a year ago to pass a broad-based levy. Meldrim Thomson Jr. of, Or- ford, who made an unsuccessful bid for the' GOP gubernatorial nomination last year, said he'd TAX FIGHT Page J Half May Be on the Way Back By EDWIN L. DALE JR. York Timet Nawi Servfci. WASHINGTON -The. Treas- ury disclosed today that it will to authorize pro- duction of half dol- lars, ending all silver- coinage but...restori ng these almost vanished coins to circulation. .At the same time the -Treas- ury .took these -actions: ban on melting and export of the old silver coins no longer being produced. its weekly sales of surplus silver.to industry from 2 million (o 1.5 million ounces and indicated that these sales would continue for two years, or until the present surplus of 150 million ounces'runs out. a plan for selling I.S million rare' silver dollars thai-treasury's.vaults. Today's actions came after a .meeting'of the Commissionon the Coinage and marked the Nixon Administration's first pol- icy decisions on the silver'and coinage issue. There are no basic, problems with the nation's coinage. But the representatives of vending machine industry and others have been anxious to have half dollars and dollars in circula- tion. This partly reflects' inflation. If Congress approves. the new legislation, machines will al- most certainly be built to lake dollar coins, and the "cart- wheel" may again become a coin in common circulation in all parts of-the country, not only the West. Anplher. reason for making non-silver dollar coins is the needs of the gambling-industry in Nevada. At present dollar "tokens" are being used and have value, even though they are not legal tender. Million Budget Awaits City Aldermen v By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER A million budget, up by a stunning mil- lion over last year's appro- priations, will be turned over to the Board of Al- dermen tonight. And Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan said today he is willing to abide by the wishes of the aldermen to give 'the budget a 'first reading tonight rather than call a special aldermahic meeting for this purpose Thursday night as he origi- nally planned. Public Hearing After i first reading, i date for i public hearing on. the an- mial fiscal outlay will be set. Aldermank President Maurice L. Arel said he plans to call, a separate review session for the aldermen "not necessarily to cut the budget but to give it final look." Several preliminary budget hearings especialy on the cap- ital improvements, public works and school budgets ended on in inconclusive note, Arel ex- plained. "We left some 'of these hear- he added, "with the feel. Ing that the -mayor was going ta add to some of these budgets, es- pecially the capital Improve- ments." Sullivan estimated his proposed budget would- raise- the tax rate by ?6. "With everybody getting a he said, "the budget Is high automatically But some of these capital improvement! sim- ply Have to be done." In the capital improvements budget, the so-called ZZ ac- count of the municipal budget, the mayor has allowed the 'fol- lowing projects and purchases: General air con- ditioning City Hall (first City Hall renovation, Police purchase of a safety van, with funds to be reimbursed by a federal grant. Fire purchase of an aerial ladder truck already on order, supplemen- tary appropriation to cover cost of construction of the new Northeastern Boulevard fire station, with remainder of costs to be taken from an bond issue approved in Public Works Department purchase of three heavy duty dump trucks with plows and wings, purchase of a mo-go type loader, cov- ering, grading and seeding of Lincoln Park sanitary landfill Bite, alteration of city garage, widening of Amhefst Street near .turnpike, engineering for Four Hills sanitary landfill site, (phase sewer addi- tion fund, Park-Recreation Park-Recreation. Department building and addition at Greeley Park, tennis .lights for Softball field, new at Lewis, pit and Sunset Heights front-end loader anti assembly, tractor type mower, leaf picker hockey, rink ma- 10 sets.of porta- ble, bleachers, School ac- quisition for. an... elementary school in northern part of city, Other study ..and .first or.'.iin- plementing, transportation study re-' Nixon Asks For Reform In Draft Law WASHINGTPN (AP) Presi- dent Nixon decided to ask Con- gress today for legislation creat- ing a random selection system for drafting young men for mili- tary Service. House Republican Leader Gerald B. Ford of Michigan said Nixon outlined his propos- als at a meeting with GOP congressional chiefs this morn- ing. "The message will primarily urge amendment of the present Ford told "to' give him authority to'select 19- year-olds and remove some of the uncertainties for the 19 to 28 age group." Ford said.there would be ran- dom selection of -19-year-olds, of about one in every six or seven in this age bracket. But those selected, he said, still could get educational deferments. "Ford told .reporters that the Nixon proposal is a step in the right direction toward ending uncertainty which has created a great deal of concern and ap- prehension. He said he thought the chances of its getting through Congress were good and that if it does, it probably will go into effect Jan. 1. valuation, second payment, charter study, computerization of tax service, purchase of N h u a River and canal lands for pro- posed park system, (first consultation fees for expansion of municipal depart- ments, equipment re- serve fund, A appropriation sought 'by the P-R Department for "the construction of an enclosed swimming pool has been strict en from the capital improve- ments account: and listed under bond issues deserving consider- ation this year. Last year's capital account compared to allowed by the mayor this year. As he wld he would, SulliYU has chopped off tlw school department budget. But the list of budget cuts were not available this morning. Bond issues Under bond issues to be con- sidered this year, Sullivan hal listed the city's share of the Myrtle Street Urban renewal project, additional funds for land acquisition tt Four Hills, sewer sep- aration program city's share of new Taylor's Falls Bridge, In some instances, such as the bridge project, the bond issut has been authorized but remains to be floated. BUDGET Fate I Snow Removal Cost Nashua By MAXWELL COOK It cost Nashua an estimated during the past winter for the city's struggle to keep its streets clear of snow and ice. Plus, as well, thousands of man- hours of arduous labor. All the returns are not in, ac- cording to Travis L. Petty, di- rector of the city's Public Works Department, but his office is still compiling charges concerning truck and plow rentals, plus other Items. 'The "double whammy" which struck the area'in February dumped 43 inches of snow here in two weeks. The Feb. 9 storm, with its Inches, was bad' enough, but when another storm moved in on Feb. 24 and stalled for several days, dropping another M inches: of snow, the results were, stagger- _ Petty said almost all of his salt budget out of went on the streets during the period. Overtime pay expended during the stormy month came to 883 and rental of equipment, trucks and, ploii'S, climbed to 000, with complete totals not yet in. Included In the .sums expended are amounts, difficult to separate, for .'the removal of trash-which was delayed and hampered by the snow accumulation. In the beauty of spring, the residents' memories of plodding to work by threading their way1 along man-high drifts and of impenetrable snow wall down tin middle of Main Street are be- ginning, to -fade. But Nashuahs will have, to'ac- knowledge that, despite the ex- tent of the storms arid the accom- panying discomforts, the Public Works Department performed re- markably .well with, its thankless job of making the -streets navi- gable. Bill Would Restructure Finance Unit The aldermamc finance com- mittee would be restructured under the terms of a bill intro- duced jnto-tlis state, legislature by Rep and Alderman Robert A, Dion. His bill calls for the committee to be composed of three alder- men-at-large. and, three, .ward al- dermen with tin mayor as chair- man. The committee, which nated as the city's purchasing body, Is now- composed of the sii with the mayor as chairman. Dion's bill would have the com- mittee members designated by the aldermanic president He was unavailable: for com- ment today on the purpose 'of the 'charter change he is recom- mending, Nixon Reports to Nation Tomorrow By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon has conferred with the U.S. military commander in Vietnam, Gen. C r e i g h t o n Abrams, and will address the nation Wednesday night on pros- pects of peace as he sees them. There was no indication of any major breakthrough in this direction. Abtams flew in from Vietnam Sunday and returned yesterday. Yesterday he met with Nixon, Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird, Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Presi- dent's national security adviser, Henry A. Kissinger. White House press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said this first meeting between the President and the top U.S. military man in Vietnam was a review of the sit- uation there, with three factors uppermost. Nixon sought Abrams' views on enemy military activity, in- cluding the possibility- of new of- fensive actions'. He wanted information on the state of training of the South Vietnam army. And he wanted to discuss the level oi U.S. forces in Vietnam. On the latter point, Ziegler said he wanted to emphasize that any decision on force levels will be made on the basis of the three criteria he said Nixon has, mentioned .on numerous occa- sions; 1. "The-ability of the South 'AMPEX I PRE-RECORDED CASSETTES LARGE' SELECTION Fotomart Camera Corp; (78 MAIN STREET "BE' SHOP FOTOMART" i KUHLS MARINE -PRODUCTS 'Availdble at tiashua.Wallpaper Co. Pearl St. S82-9491 Thuri. A Til. Nighti 'Til 9 What's So Special About FREE CHECKING AT NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're undec.65 and NONE if you're over; That's what! Slember, F.D.I.C. Conference President Nixon confers with Gen. Creighton Abrams, U.S. military commander in Vietnam. After the conference, the White House announced that Nix- on will address the nation' Wednesday night on the prospects of peace as he sees them. (AP Wirephoto) Vietnamese to defend them- edly that the purpose of the Abrams-Nixon conference was to review the Vietnamese situa- tion generally and not for a dis- cussion of troop withdrawal in Itself, There has been widespread speculation that troop puliouls will be coming along' shortly, and considerable sentiment for them is in evidence among the selves in the areas we now are 'defending them. 2. "Progress of the Paris talks. S. "The level of enemy activi- ty." Abrams will report on these and other matters again after his return to Saigon. Officials underscored repeal- The Wednesday night address Nixon scheduled, with the time still uncertain, was'in the cate- gory of more than ordinary im- portance by White House stand- ards. "The Ziegler said, "will be a major address which can be characterized as a report to the -American people on the President's views as ta pros- pects of peace In Vietnam." While there was no hint what- ever from any source that Nbe on would be able to announce a major step toward address nevertheless took on added importance in view of .the departure today of Secretary of State William P. Rogers on a world tour. Nor was there any, sign that Nixon would definitely touch on troop withdrawals one way or. another. Following his session with Abrams, Laird, Wheeler and Kissinger, Nixon arranged for Abrams to sit in with a number of congressional leaders at a White House luncheon. President Nixon's -report to the nation comes at a time wheii the Viet Cong has set forth point program for peace in Viet- nam. Asked if planned to discuss the 10 points in hii sepech to the. nation, Ziegler said he did not want to get into specifics The Pentagon referred afl spokesman said the four- star general was not expected lo the While House. A defenst star egneral was not expected to be at the Pentagon today. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Tax Problems? Bookkeeping and Accounting .Services........ Fred Acklty 883-391.2 more dovish members of Con- gress. Persons with an Insight into the talks at-the White 'House said that reaching a decision on troop withdrawals was not the objective of the Abrams-Nixoh meeting. Abby 4 Baker Classifieds 21, 17, Comics Crossword Editorial Financlil Hal Boyle 1 Nashua Scene Obituaries
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