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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 19, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle A shady character Is t fellow who iits under i tree while his wife mowi the lawn. Nashua Celeqraph ...1969- TtaTttegfopVi 10M YwAi A Ntwtowf... J Weather Somewhat Worrvtrjuesday FULL RlfORTON PAM VOL. 101 NO. 67 EitablldMd u i Weekly Odoter Utt Incorporates at I Dtily Much 1, UN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY, MAY 19, 1969 Second'Clatr Paid At H. 20 PAGES Prict TEN N.H. Dilemma: Tax or Gamble By CARL C. CRAFT CONCORD, N.H. (AP) To tax or to gamble, that Is the question before the House this week whether New Hampshire should go for a broad-based tax or should lure more tourists with roulette, keno, craps and black- jack available at hotels in any community where tht voters approve. study determined flat tfw Vuioui Hiving already rejected' 'a I income tax, the now: can select from among a wriety of other revenue-raisihf devices. It'can go for a revision in tie rooms and meals tax. It can go for. a sales tax. It can go for a combination tales tax and income tax. It can go for legalized gam- bling. Administration forces are seek- ing to line up votes for Goy. Walter Peterson's proposed're- vamping of the 5 per cent roomi ind meals tax. The changes would lower the exemption from the cur- to a proposed is cents a.niove aimed at producing more revenue from this relatively.new source. There's growing opposition de- veloping especially from the minority Democrats who plan to wage a war against the Repub- lican governor's recommendation. The governor has warned onu and all that he'll bring the law- makers back into a special sum- mer session If his entire tax package is not passed during the regular session. He's counting on it to provide the balance for his budget. The showdown on (he gambling bill is due Wednesday. A majority of the Ways and Means Committee rejects the idea a minority wants passage of ah amended version. The measure that the minority is backing would create a five- member Sweepstakes and Gam- ing Commission that would have' a virtual carte blanche to oper- ate gambling such as blackjack; craps, keeho and roulette within, the stale. There would be a sweep- stakes type local option refer- endum and the commission could then operate in a hotel in any community where the voters are for it. at the polls. The operations could start in the unincorporated places as soon as the bill is en- acted. There would be no capital ex- penditures by the state. The com- mission would simply lease spaces In designated hotels for its gambling lease necessary. Backers figure the a fturist result in million in the second year of the fiscal biennium. Observers expect a bitter floor when the measure comei up for a decision. As for the rooms and meals tsx, a study by a Boston- based consultant Friday the gov- ernor's revision in the exemp- tion would bring in an additional million for the coming bi- ennium. Revaluation Crews Move To New Area Devaluation crews of the Cole, Layer, Tnunble Co. have started work in a new area of the city. Tiie first section undertaken by the revaluation firm included properties south of West Hollis Street from Main Street to tht turnpike. Included in the second section recently started are properties east of Main Street, south of East Hollis Street and north of the Howard Johnson Restaurant on the South Daniel Webster Highway. The section comprises the enlu-e Crown Hill area. Members of the revaluation teams bear identification cards and their vehicles are registered with the police department. Tax Problems? Bookkeeping and Accounting Services Fred Aeklty 883-3912 COLUMBIA PICTURES FINEST IN HOME MOVIES Featuring 8mm and Super I i Urge Selection FOTOMART CAMERA Corp 178 MAIN ST. If K.VT TO STATB C1MJIA "Bi Folosnim't-Sliop Folomirt" ilate would get fHM.OOO from the .tax revision than eithrt the state comptroller or the legii- lative budget assistant had esti- mated. The combination sties tax and Income tax bill coma In for vote on Wednesday with majority of the and Msans Committee against it. A minority urges passage. siles tax bill, also'is for i showdown It has a kill recommendation from the powerful committee. Broad-based tax backers wert burned last week when the killed tht income tax measure the only one that had the backing of the committee. Most observers' now took for the rest of the broad-based tax proposals to get shot down.. Key legislative leaders look up- on a broad-based tax now as high- ly doubtful probably dead for this session. Apollo W Schedule This drawing shows the scheduled highlights of Apollo 10's lunar mission After the launch the space- craft orbited the earth twice, .then started for the moon. Wednesday Apollo 10 enters lunar orbit. On Thursday, lunar module separates from command ship, descends to nine miles above Apollo ll's Intended landing site on moon, then ascends and completes docking rendezvous with command ship. On Satur- day, Apollo 10 begins return trip to earth, leaves lunar orbit. On Monday, May 26, Apollo 10 reeriters earth's atmosphere, parachutes to earth near American Sa- inoa. (AP Wirephoto drawing) in Withdraws From College Case By Adolphe V. Bernotas (AP) Superior Court Justice Martin Loughlin to- day disqualified himself in the case of five young, per- sons being tried ori con- tempt of court charges' in the recent anti-ROTC take- over of the Dartmouth Col-" lege administration build- ing. He also said he'd disqualify himself in the cases, of 'five granted.bail by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Boston if these five should return to Graf- ton County Superior Court. The federal court of appeals granted bail to five of the 45 persons that Loughlm had sentenced to 30 days in jail but the federal court refused bail for the 40 oth- ers; Loughlin disqualified .himself after defense attorney Robert Backus, of Manchester, testified that at a state Bar Association meeting in 1968, during a con- versation between himself, the judge and former Hillsborough Coun.ty Ally. Emile Bussiere, Loughlin expressed jlrong senti- ments against a demonstration "at tht Manchester recruiting center.' Several-young were arrested after that demonstra- tion and; Backus testified, Loiighliri had said he felt so strongly that he wouldn't sit in the case if'it came before him. 'After the Backus testimony, Loughlin told the defense attor- ney: "Your slime will not rub off on the Superior. Court." The judge added that he'd al- ready decided to disqualify him- self, then said: "It's not'be- cause I don't have the guts." Lbiighlin then called a re- cess. The cases of four other defen- dants apparently will be heard, later. During, the testimony by Backus, Grafton County.Atty. George Papadenias objected. Loughlin said: "I'm: being in- dicted and can't defend myself." However, he a country. They can say anything they Lojghlin recently convicted 4S. and sentenced theni to 3.0 days in "jail and fined them. flop. These-cases were the ones taken on appeal to the federal court. The federal Cir- cuit Court of'Appeals has under advisement a petition for a writ of habeas corpus to release the 45. The case of a 55th person ar- rested when state troopers ended the protesters' 12-hour oc- cupation of the administration building is being processed sep- arately she's a juvenile. Most of the defendants are Dartmouth students. Liberals Criticize Proposal To Abolish Electoral College Bj WARREN WEAVER JR. Ntw York Timu NIWI lirvIM plan to abolish the Electoral.College in favor of direct election of the president has aroused criticism in the liberal commu- nity, a presumed stronghold of: support for this major voting reform. Although expressed in some- what guarded terms, the opposi- tion reflecti the fear of both political and academic liberals that direct election would weak- en the effectiveness of urban, independent, Jewish and Negro voting blocks that generally sup- port liberal causes and candi- dates. Most politicians concede that these voting blocks, which'hive often claimed the balance 61. power in larger states; will in- evitably lose influence if tho "Winner take all" system of-al- locating electoral votes Is ended by the advent of direct voting for president. Under the present system, the candidate who gets the most popular votes in a state'; n- ceives all the state's electoral votes, no matter .how narrow his margin. Thus, In a close election in a big state, a rela- tively small voting .bloc can claim credit for the delivery of (major political payload. Under direct election, each candidate simply gets the total vote case for him in any state, a voting bloc's influence it restricted to the number, of peo- ple it can turn out. Any lever- age based on ability to produce intact electoral vote vanish- es. The contention that electoral reform should not weaken the liberal constituency: produced considerable internal dissension in both Americans for Demo- cratic Action and the American Civil Liberties Union but both groups finally voted to support direct popular election. Only one Jewish organization, the American Jewish Congress, has testified against direct elec- tion during the lengthy hearings on capital hill. Its 'spokesman argued generally that the pres- ent system" keeps the two-party TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH. Abby 14 Baker 5 Classifieds Comics Cook Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle Lawrence 14 Obituaries 2 Pearson 4 Reston 5 Sports 12, 13 Suburban News Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 14 Weather I 15 15 system strong and appears to magnify the mandate of winning candidate in a close election. Because malapportionment and the seniority system tend to increase rural and conserva- tive power in Congress, the American Jewish Congress ar- gued, it tends to .balance mat- ters if the election system ii- weighted, as presently, to pro- duce a president "responsive ta urban and ethnic interests." Generally typical of the Elec- 'toral College defense movement in the liberal academic commu- nity is Prof. Alexander M. Bick- el of Yale Law School who is now engaged in what he seemi to feel is rearguard action' against direct popular election. Writing ta the New Republie, of which jhe'is a contributing editor, concede! that the present system "is in effect malappbrtioned in favor of. cohesive interest, ethnic or racial groups within those big states, which often go very near- ly in. bloc for a candidate and can swing the sMte's entire electoral vote." The Yale professor says that the Electoral College also giret the small states more political strength than they ire entitled 4o, although of their wielding it effectively re- mains small. SPRING HOUSE PAINT SALE NOW IN PROGRESS AT Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Pearl St. W2-MH OPEN Thurs. t Fri. nights 'til What's So Special About FREE CHECKING NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. what! Member, F.IUC. Blastoff Perfect By Harry F. Rosenthal SPACE CENTER, Hous- ton (AP) -r With preci- sion, and nonchalance un- Irriagined when America first ventured into space eight years ago, Apollo 10 coasted toward the moon today its television cam- eras taking earthlings along as sightseers. No Hitches even a minor hitch marred Sunday's complicated sequence that set Air Force Col. .Thomas P. Stafford and Navy Ctiidrs. Eugene Cernan and John W. Young on their path- finding mission for the landing of the first the moon, scheduled in July. It went like the script said." the launch of the Saturn 5 rock- et, the insertion in orbit, the separation of spacecraft from booster rocket, the spacecraft's its return to the booster to pluck out the lu- nar lander. A ground controller said it was like a taped replay of earth- bound practice.sessions. "That's all it is, said Cernan. During the night, however, Cernan complained they were being awakened by periodic fir- tag of thruster rockets to main- tain th'e spacecraft's flight atti- tude and wanted to know if thii was causing undue consumption 'of fuel. "Things vibrate for about three seconds (at a Cer- nan said. After a quick check, ground. controllers assured the astro- nauts that Apollo 10's, use of pro- pellant was almost exactly what had been figured in advance. As for the vibration, Mission Control said there appeared to be no ready solution.to the.prob- lem.and go-lift to have to scratch, bur heads awhile on that." Until Wednesday, when Apollo lO.nears the moon after hurtling miles, its crew has rela- tively little .to do. The experiments .that made this flight lopk easy were per- fected step-by-step, mission-by- mission in America's 19 space trips beginning with Alan B. Shepard's 15 minute, 22 second flight May 5, 1961. As the bullet-shaped ship sped from earth's grasp, hooked nose-to-nose with the ungainly space taxi that will take Staf- ford and .Cernan close to the moon's surface Wednesday, its crewmen found time to snare their exploits with TV viewers on the to exult over the sights. Instead of transmitting only 15 minutes as planned, the color cameras went on four times for a total of 72 minutes. The earth, partly swaddled in clouds and glowing brilliant blue and brown against the black velvet of space, prompted Cernan to exclaim; Stafford and Friend Apollo 10 commander Thomas P. Stafford reaches. out to pat nose of Stuffed dog also the nickname of the lunar after suiting up for Sunday's launch of the lunar orbital mission. Behind Stafford are astronauts John W. Young and Eugene A. Cernan. (AP Wirephoto) "You blink your eyes and look out there; and you know it's three dimensional. But it's just sitting out there in the middle of nowhere. It's unbelievable." Then he said: "Just for the record, it looks like a pretty nice place to live. Before they retired' for the night, Stafford commented, "Sounds like we'll soon be 000 miles out." "That's said mission control. "Sounds like a long way from home, Stafford replied. "That's said astronaut Joe Engle, the communicator on the night shift "You gujs cov- ered a lot o! grouna today Constant Slowing While they slept, their space- craft traveled .another constantly from the miles an hour that'en- abled it to leave earth's grasp. The Apollo 10 crew was easily the chattiest, to date. "We just.want to thank all the people who helped us.get, up here, Stafford said once, "that includes the taxpayers, too." The mission is costing about 5350 million. All.three astronauts said be- fore the flight they wanted to do as much telecasting as possible. "We want to share it with you because you can see what's be- hind the gee whizzes and oh gpl- ly that we speak of during the Cernan said. At p.m. the spacecraft begins circling the duplicating the feat per- formed for the first time during the Christmastime flight of Apollo 8 1 But Thursday morning st_ a.m., it everything goes right, Stafford and Cernan will crawl through the nose of their spacecraft into the lunar lander. Three hours later, Stafford and Cernan will cut the spider- like craft from the mother ship and dip down to within 9.3 miles of the moon's surface in man's closest approach to another celestial body. Looking for any moon bai> riers that could prove danger, Otis, they'll seep near one of tht sites where an American may walk in nine weeks. .To Fly Alone Young, the command modulo pilot, will fly Apollo 10 alone, ready to come to the LEM'J res- cue should it be required. some eight noun of two ships perform an intricate space bal- let that allows them to rejoin. Once Stafford and Ceinan crawl back into the mother ship again, lion miles of space will' fire LEM engine for the last into voyage around the sun. The three astronauts scheduled to down In Pacific a week from er eight days and five minutes on their voyage to the moon and back. They'll spend days .of that time circling the moon. Spacemen Plan TV Shows By RICHARD BEENE SPACE CENTER, Houston blue and white disc bobbed in the black vaslness of space as an astronaut focused the camera. A zoom lens pulled the image closer, then pushed it away. It was man's first live, full color television view of home as seen from outer space. The three Apollo 10 astronauts surged nearer the moon with another color television broad- cast on schedule for p.m. EDT. Space Center spokesmen said either the earth-or moon might be televised and that more than one broadcast was possible. Apollo 10 Commander .Thom- as P. Stafford had said before Sunday's liftoff that he and fel- low astronauts John W. Young and Eugene A. Cernan would telecast from space whenever time allowed. The spacemen beamed back three shows for a total of 72 minutes air time Sunday, in- ch'ling two unscheduled "spe: cials" of earth. They caught commercial TV off guard on the second bonus broadcast and appeared only on closed-circuit televison at Mis- sion Control. It included a close- up view of the spaceship interi- close that viewers could count the stari arid stripes on the tiny American flag stitched to Young's sleeve. First came remarkably clear views of Snoopy, the moon ma- chine that will take two of tht three men on man's closest In- spection trip of the moon. Colors during the first spaci view ranged from brilliant or- ange to steel gray. In one close- up, tiny numerals on Snoopy could be read with ease. Johnson Harry Woistnan, Park-Recreation Department horticulturist, coaxes a benchful of geraniums to perfection in .the P-R greenhouse at Greeley Park, Tht Municipal Green Thumbs department will set. out geraniums, plus petunias and greens, in the various city parks and squares later this month, (Telegraphoto-Durocher) Nomination Confirmed CONCORD, N.H. By 3-2; the Executive Council today confirmed Gov. Walter Peter- son's nomination of his close as- sociate William R. Johnson of Hanover as a New Hampshire Superior Court justice. State.Rep. Johnson, a Repub- lican, fills the vacancy created when Democrat Hugh Bownes'of Laconia left the state court sys- tem, to become U.S. District Court Judge in Concord last Au- gust.- Voting against Johnson wem Councilors Joseph Acorace, R- Manchester, and James Hayes, R-Concord. Favoring Peterson's nomination in the first major appointment of his administra- tion were Councilors Stephen Smith, R-Plymouth; .Robert Whalen, R-Portsmouth, and Ber- nard Streeter Jr., N.H. Task Force Meeting Today CONCORD, N.H.; (AP) Gov. Walter Peterson's task force wis to meet Ute today. The purpose of the public meeting was to discuss Its plan- ning function! ind itructurt. The group, set op by Mature, Is Peterson'i'' chMf campaign project. U will look Into the effectiveness of slalt government "and then recommendations, to turn   

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