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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 16, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Chuckle In New York City, the best way to kill an hour Is to drive around the once. IW lOOth YMT At A Mly Ntwipopcr... Weather Fair, Cool Tonight Fair, Warmer Saturday FULL REPORT ON PAOI TWO VOL. 101 NO. 65 Eitibllshed n i Weekly October X, 1W M i Dalljr March 1, IMt NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, FRIDAY, MAY 18, 1969 Second CItu Postage Paid At Nashua. N. H. 24 PAGES Price TEN CENT! Abortion Bill Is Killed In State Senate 14 To 8 The Neverett properties on Garden Street, ftand these two buildings, the former Popular Discount Store (foreground) and the building behind it'at left, Confer of are the center of discussion by City Hall officials. (Telegraphoto-Harrigah) Garden St. Plan Uncertain By Claudette Dnrocher Is the proposed purchase Of the Neverett properties next to City Hall meant for the expansion of City Hall? Or is it for the expansion of the Elm Street parking lot? Or is it for both? Question Pursued This was the question exten- sively pursued at the aidermariic finance committee meeting last night as the group considered a resolution authorizing a bond issue for the purchase. When the smoke of discussion had settled, the weight of debate indicated the purchase was meant more for the expansion of the Elm Street parking lot than for City Hall expansion. A motion by Alderman-at-Large Francis LaFlamme recommend- ing passage of the measure car- ried with Alderman-at-Large Mau- rice L. Bouchard opposed and Alderman at Large Bertrand J. Bouchard abstaining. The vote was taken amid an air of uncer- tainty. LaFlamme's motion stipulated that he would consult the cily solicitor to have the resolution amended to read that the pur- chase was for the expansion of the Elm Street parking lot with funds to be taken from the park- tag meter fund to defray bond payments. Alderman-at-Large Maurice L. Arel had left the meeting and did not participate in the discus- sion. Discussion Opens Maurice Bouchard opened dis- cussion on the proposed pur- chase, to be undertaken by emi- nent domain. He said he thought the bond is- me resolution had an improper heading, Inasmuch as it 'stated the purchase was to for the expansion of City Hall." "I don't see where .we-are go- ing to expand re- marked. Second, he said, there Is suf- ficient land in back of the. City Hall for expansion purposes and he hadn't seen any comprehen- sive expansion plan for the build- ing to be able to make a decision on the purchase of the Neverett properties. Third, he said, if the purchase was meant to be for the expan- sion of the municipal parking lot, the resolution should 'say so. And if UBS was the intent, Bouchard added, he could not justify that type of expenditure to taxpay- ers. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan said .he might allow the condemnation petition for the properties to take effect without his signature. He mentioned the proposed re- location of the school department and of the DPW engineering di- vision. He also said he was wor- ried about where the funds for the purchase would come from. Offices Cited LaFlamme said there was no reason why the brick garage formerly occupied by the Popular Discount Store could not be used offices for city personnel un- til such time as the city demol- ishes the building for parking pur- poses. Speaking as a long-time alder- man, LaFlamme said he was thinking 20 to 30 years ahead in the purchase. The land is available now .and should be bought while the op- portunity he said. LaFlamme is, chairman of the lands and buildings committee GARDEN STREET Page I By Adolphe V. Bernofa CONCORD, N. H. (AP) Bills to modernize the itate's 1848 abortion law ind to abolish the death penalty in all capital cases except the slaying of law officers have been killed by the legislature. The Senate defeated the House-passed abortion law reform plan, 14-8, while the House turned down the capital-punishment law re- vision proposal Thursday. Effort Fails Sen. James Koromilas, R-Dov- er, was unable to enter several amendments aimed at tighten- ing the abortion bill because of the opposition's parliamentary maneuvering. The capital punishment repeal bill was shouted down and when a call for a standing vote was made the defeat was so obvious no count was taken. In another major legislative development, Rep. John Ratoff, R.Hampton, as chairman, broke- a tie vote In the House Ways and Means Committee and sided with opponents of a bill to set up legalized gambling casinos in New Hampshire. The bill is to face a floor vote Wednesday. Backers figured it could produce million in the next fiscal year. Ratoff said a minority of the committee will enter a report urging passage of the bill. A subcommittee had voted 8-1 in favor of the measure. In the debate oh the abortion bill, Sen. Elmer Bourque, D- Manchester, a former assistant attorney general, charged that abortion. legislation is becoming "a national fad." Nixon Demands 'Absurd', Says Hanoi By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH PAHIS (AP) North Vietnam said today that President. Nixon'i peace' plan is an attempt to cam- ouflage American intentions of continuing aggression in Vietnam. In the first North Vietnamese reaction to Nixon's proposals, Hanoi's chief negotiator in Par- is, Xuan Thuy, told the weekly session of the peace talks that the United States "is bent on maintaining its absurd demands and is continuing to intensify the war." He said the President's pro- posal for mutual withdrawal of U.S. and North Vietnamese mil- itary forces was "perfidious." Nixon "seeks at all costs to maintain his demand concern- ing the mutual withdrawal, a most absurd position which I have repeatedly Thuy declared. Turning lo Nixon's proposals for a political settlement, he said the President had talked about "the free choice of the South .Vietnamese population." But he said Nixon is concerned only, ".with a free choice -in hi i" own fashion." Tliuy's main emphasis, how- ever, was on the question of troop withdrawals. He repeated the demand in the Viet Cong's peace plan for the complete and unconditional withdrawal of U.S. and all other non-Vietnam- ese troops. The question of U.S. troops, he said, is one to be discussed between the .United States and the Vietnamese people. "No Right" "The United States does not have the right to confuse this problem with problems to be discussed between the Viet- he said, apparently referring to North Vietnamese forces in South Vietnam. The negotiators met today for the first time with concrete pro- posals before them. There was expectation on the U.S. side of real bargaining, much of it to Wo Says Abe Fortas By MAX FRANKEL NBW York Times Ntwi Servlci feel no ill will or basis of 111 will toward Abe Fortas said to- day in a brief telephone inter- view. "The story Is very simple, and it is set out in detail in the best as my poor memory could record it." The jab at his memory was .puckish. So was the mock reve- lation that he had already been offered a second fiddle to a virtuoso friend with whom he has often played string quartets. No, he had given no thought to what he would do now, Fortas The court was not his whole life, he implied: "I did a lot of things in my life and I expect to do a lot more." "I've already had a lot of time to get used to he said of the resignation, speaking sol- emnly now of the reasons that prompted It. He was not saying he decided to quit as soon as Life Maga- zine reported his ties to Louis E. Wolfson, .only "as the thing went along." The he indicated, was the talk of fur- ther revelation, investigation, Tight-Lipped Supreme Court. Justice Abe Fortas, in a brief tele- phone interview said he re- signed because it was "the right thing to do for the court and country." confrontation across the lines of executive and judiciary separa- tion. "As the thing went along, the conclusion came to me that this is not an appropriate thing to be happening to a member of the court and that it was not i good thing to have a con- frontation with a new adminis- tration that has all these ter- rifying problems." And the delay thereafter, he said was only "to do it prop- erly" and "in accordance with the practices and functions of the court." He felt a "duty to lay every- thing" before his colleagues, he said. "Not that they expressed any he added quickly. It was his own decision, he seemed to be saying. He wanted his colleagues lo understand. He wanted to uphold the principle that each justice accounted to himself and that the court ac- counted only to itself. "I decided It' would be; the right thing in terms of. the cpun-. try and the .right thing In terms of the Fortas said. Such patriotic was odd from him, he observed, but he yield- ed to it sis an accurate descrip- tion of his feelings. "This was sober and tough conclusion." conducted undoubtedly in. ie- eret, .and. the speeches at tht weekly plenary sessions were expected to provide few clues to what is taking place behind the scenes. The new bases' for negotia- tions are the ID-point plan out- lined at last week's meeting by (he Viet Cong's National Libera- tion Front' and the 8-poiht pro- posal that President Nixon put forward In a speech Wednesday night. Although the NLF in its first comment Thursday on the Nix- on plan rejected a key provi- sion, a phased simultaneous withdrawal of American and North Vietnamese troops, it did not reject the plan as a whole. Similarly, Saigon rejected the NLF's proposal for a provision- al coalition government but did not reject the plan as a whole. Before he left Washington to return to the talks, U.S. chief negotiator Henry Cabot Lodge said he didn't think the U.S. government had to take the NLF's rejection of Nixon's troop withdrawal provision "at face value." Lodge said that by avoiding total rejection of the U.S. plan, the other side had created a cli- mate in which "real solid meat- and-potatoes discussion about the real issues" can take place. Nixon's provision for troop withdrawal calls for s "simulta- neous start on withdrawal by both sides; agreement on a mu- tually acceptable timetable and for the withdrawal to be accom- plished generally over a 12-month period. Nixon also said that the "mili- tary withdrawal involves out- side forces, and can be proper- ly negotiated by North Vietnam and the United States." Point two of the NLF plan says withdrawal of U.S. and oth- er non-Vietnamese troops must be accomplished "without pos- ing any condition whatsoever." Its point three says "the ques- tion of North Vietnamese forces in South Vietnam shall be re- solved by (he Vietnamese par- ties themselves." The NLF's point four, for ex- ample, calls for the establish- ment of South Vietnam's future political regime "through free and democratic elections." Peterson Warns Solons Of Session in Summer COLUMBIA PICTURES FINEST IN HOME MOVIES Featuring 8mm and Super I Lirge Selection FOTOMART CAMERA Corp. 178 MAIN ST. NKXT 'I'll 8TATK CINEMA Volodiuvt-SUop Fnlonmrt CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Gov. Walter Peterson has con- firmed he'll not hesitate to call a special summer session of the legislature unless the lawmak- ers enact his million tax package. The Republican governor said: "I frankly laid the cards on the table to them and told them that it benefited no one to pre- side over chaos." He added: "If we cannot get these bills, we'll be right on the razor's edge and faced with the necessity of coming back In ia special session this summer. I earnestly hope this will not be necessary.'I would not want to. spend the taxpayers' money..! would much prefer to deal with our problems now." Estimates of the amount of money needed to balance the budget range .up to mil- lion. The governor's remarks con- firmed an Associated Press re- port of Thursday that he had minced no words with the law- makers and told them the mon- ey was needed and that would call them into special ses- sion If they did not come across. The governor's tax package includes Increase in revenue from the rooms and meals tax; the legacy tax approved by the House Thursday; the sav- ings institutions tax; and tht real estate transfer tax. The rooms and meals bill was to be taken up by the House Thursday, but was postponed until next Tuesday. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH What's So Special About FREE CHECKING AT NASHUA TRUST? minimum bdldnce'ifyou're under 65 ond NONE if you're over. That's what! Member, F.D.l.C. SPRING HOUSE PAINT SALE NOW IN PROGRESS AT Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Pearl St. :m-9til OPEN Thurs. Fri.: nights 'til Abby 13 Baker 5 Classifieds 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 18 Comics Crossword Editorial Financial 'Ha! Boyle Lawrence Nashua Scene 4[ Weather Obituaries 2 Pearson 4 Sports 18, 17 Suburban News H, U Sulzburter Taylor Television 5 4 18 7 Theaters 19 41 Dr. Thostesonll Tax Problems? Bookkeeping and Accounting Services Fred Ackliy 883-3912 Ht added: "Now wt hear of voluntary of mercy killing. Bourque said New Hampshire should trait thret or four yean to see how other itates fan with their abortion legislation before it to change its own law. Fighting for the bill was Sen. Alfred Jacobsbn, R-New Lon- don, an ordained minister. He said legislation which uses reli- gion to argue against a point of view violates the American con- cept of freedom of religion. He asked: "How can we Impose one view over all He also said the argument that abortions are against nat- ural law does not stand up. "Most of the progress in'public health is in violation of natural he said. He said abortion' must be a matter of. conscience and the bill "extended personal liber- ty." Unfortunate, Says Wallta 'The sponsor of the measure, Rep. Jean Wallin, D-Nashua, who entered the bill in the said it was unfortunate the Senate didn't even get a chance to consider Koromilas' extensive amendments. "Now the only thing that can be" considered is a bill entered by Sen. (Richard) Leonard, (D- Nashua) which'would bring us to 1867." She explained that in 1867 a phrase' was dropped from the printed law which would have allowed abortions' to save the life of the mother. At present, this is not specified. "It's certainly not t Mow struck for she said. The death penalty repeal plan went down, to its worst defeat in recent years. A majority of the House Ju- diciary Committee had turned clown the repeal measure. The bill would have ended the death penalty for all cases except.the slaying of a law officer and for a second unrelated offense. A minority report had urged passage of a version that would have flatly abolished capital punishment in all cases. Previous bids to kill capital punishment have died in the House Two years ago, the Sen- ABORTION Page I City Officials to Meet Tuesday To Consider Land for Park Plan The aldermen at special meeting Tuesday, liight will ini- tiate, action for purchase of! the 237 acres proposed for Creation of a Nashua River-Canal park system, plus an additional 80 acres. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan re- luctantly agreed to call the ses- sion at the aldermanic finance committee meeting last night. Pressing him to take the step was. Aldermanic President Mau- rice L. Arel. Two Measures As outlined by Arel, the spe- cial meeting would deal with two resolution cur- rently under review by the plan- tiing committee which would authorize City Planner Fred D. McCutchen to file an application for a 50 per cent federal match- ing grant for purchase of- the land. and first reading, of a resolution commit- ting the city to the purchase, in eluding the 80 extra acres. Purchase Hi-commended At .a joint meeting with the Park Recreation Commission Wednesday night, the planning committee recommended pur- chase of the proposed park lands, with the additional 80 acres, for total cost of The committee also delegated Its chairman, Alderman Donald L. Ethier, to approach Sullivan for a special aldermanic meet- ing to expedite acquisition pro- cedures. "We'd rather run a little faster now than wait until the end of June when we could run the risk of losing any federal aid we might said today. "We've been told that there Is federal money available now for purchase of the land bill that if Nashua doesn't act quickly it may be disbursed to other com- munities to close out accounts for the fiscal year ending June 3d. ".We. don't think that Nashua can pass up this investment In its Ethier said. Purchase of the additional 80 acres, he said, woiild eliminate one of the greatest problems encountered in the proposed purchase. The 80-acre parcel in question is partially occupied by-a sew-' age lagoon and abuts the pro- posed park to the north. Its future disposition present! one of the thorniest problems to be ironed out between the Nash- ua-New Hampshire Foundation and the city since the founda- tion would not have access (o the land once it sold.the land lying to the south The lagoon II maintained by the city by per- mission of the foundation arid would be eliminated with the. fu- ture installation of the Nashua Hlver Interceptor system. The Stipulations In its first offer to the''city, the foundation stipulated it miist have the, right to build. I road across the park to reach th't OFFICIALS Pake I Hood School Plan In Derry Defeatect By EVANGELINE PALMEB BERRY Voters -in Derry last night defeated the contro- versial proposal to raise (LI million for. the addition to the Hood Memorial Junior High School. A two-thirds majority was needed to pass the issue and 442 voted against the p 1 a n, while 294 were in favor. Alto- gether 736 persons attended the school district meeting, with Ed- ward Bureau serving as moder- Mrs. Warrington Willis, build- Ing committee member, e x- plained why the school addition was needed. Representative Charles Gay said the plan had been defeated before, and that this was a hearing to recon- sider. Bureau explained it had been voted 'to reconsider, at'the'-last meeting. Gay said he opposed the expenditure. William Howard, chairman'of the Budget Committee, said 'tht entire tax rate for the town, in- cluding all town" departments would be increased per thousand with the school build- Ing only raising the taxes. 55 cents. i When asked how the 'school board would raise the ex- tra for the. increased cost in materials, Howard said the board would have to come back to the town and ask for new bond issue. It was noted that .equipment was included in the million and only one new teacher would be needed. Following the .voting the meeting adjourned quickly. Astronauts End Training- Ready for Sunday Launch CAPE KENNEDY, Fia. (AP) The Apollo 10 ta- per off their training today so they'll be well rested for their Sunday blastoff toward an orbit of the moon. Wearing their space suits, Air Force Col. Thomas P. Stafford and Navy Cmdr. John W. Young climb into a command ship sim- ulator to practice emergency actions they might have to takt if their Saturn IS rocket fails dur- ing the launching. Navy Cmdr. Eugene -A. Cer- nan practices in the lunar mod- ule simulator, mainly checkinj systems. The Saturn 5 li to thunder Into space at p.m. EOT Sunday to push me trio of astronauts on a pathfinder mission that could clear the way for two Apollo 11 astronauts to land on the moon in July. Because the launching to on Sunday, area officials expect several hundred thousand per- sons to crowd vantage points to view the liftoff. Some diurcbei will hold early services so pa- rishioners can watch the launch. The 'countdown progressed smoothly as crews today loaded supercritical helium used to pressure fuel tanks In the lunar module, or LEM, and pumped liquid oxygen and liquid hydro- gen into the command shlp'j power-producing fuel cells. For. three dayt, Stafford, Young and Cernin arc to soir outwards toward the moon, then fire themselves into an orbit M miles above the surface. During days orbiting the moon, Stafford .and Ceman are to de- tach die LEM and fly to within Limbering Up Apollo 10 Commander Thomas P. Stafford out with weights at as part of a tnujj. ing program to keep him in shape for the lunar orbital mission. The Apollo launch is scheduled for Sunday. (AP Wirephoto) nine miles of the surface to ob- civilian Neil A Armstronf serve and photograph the area Air Force Col Edwin E. Akkfc, when two Apollo 11 astronauts, hope to land July   

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