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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 20, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. 1949 HM UttfrapITi 100th Ytor As A Daily Ntwspaptr... Weather Rainy, MiltTTonight Clearing, Mild Wednesday PULL RIPORT ON PAGI .TWO YOU 101 NO. 68 Established is i Weekly October JO, 18J Incorporated >i i March 1, 1M NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1969 Second Postajt Paid Al N. R. 18 PAGES Price TEN CEN'M In Space, There's A Choice Inside the Apollo 10 spacecraft, Tom Stafford command pilot, sits Iri one position while Cmdr. Gene Cernan, lunar module pilot, is in an opposite posi- tion, This picture was taken during the live color telecast from Apollo 10 and shows that in space a person can sit up or upside down and never know the difference. (AP Wirephoto) Mm Tiniw NIVI WASHINGTON The White House announced to- day that President Nixon arid President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam will meet June 8 on Mid- way Island in the Pacific for a summit meeting on the-Vietnam war and how to end it peacefully. Summit Proposal The South Vietnamese Presi- dent proposed the summit meet- Ing, last Saturday in Saigon, laying he felt it "necessary to let up a common policy at this juncture in the situation." The hurried arrangements, coming less than a week after 'Nixon presented a major peace proposal for. Vietnam, w'a s taken as an indication that the White House wanted to demon- strate solidarity with the.Saigon regime and to head off dangers a split negotiating terms and tactics. The speculation in some dip- lomatic circles here was that Thieu's proposal for the sum- mit meeting had been prompted by concern over increas i n g American flexibility on tht Apollo Closing In On Moon By HOWARD BENEDICT SPACE CENTER, Hous- ton (AP) The explorers of Apollo 10 hurtled deeper into the black void of space today, racing unerringly toward a perilous rendez- vous with the moon. Sliver of Light Their target, a sliver of silver light, loomed larger and larger their home' planet, earth; ihrank in the distance. They'll zip behind the moon's hidden backside Wednesday and at p.m., fire Apollo 10 into orbit just 89 miles above the surface. That will start a day lunar adventure intended to clear the way for two Apollo 11 astronauts to land on the sur- face in July. Air Force Col.. Thomas .P. Stafford and Navy Cmdrs. John W. Young and Eugene A. Cer- nan were well rested and iri good spirits as their spaceship sped outward on its pathfinding journey. They had reason to be happy. Their command ship and the lit- tle lunar landing rncketship module, or LEM, attached to its nose, both were operating flaw- lessly. They heard a reassuring roar from their command ship en- fine Monday when they fired it for the first time lo make a mi- nor midcourse correction to zero in ori the desired lunar or- bit path. "That was a good said Apollo 10 command pilot Stafford. replied mission control in Houston. The firing put the astronauts on a course that will enable them to orbit above the moon's equator, the pathway that'Apol- lo 11 hopes to follow. On this flight, Stafford and Cernan are to detach their LEM and descend lo within 9.3 miles of the moon, over the same spot in the .Sea of Tranquility where astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin hope to land. The engine that put Apollo 10 on course is the same that must fire lo shoot it into and fire again to propel the as: trbhauls Back toward earth." Following their launching from Cape Kennedy Sunday, Stafford, Young and Cernan have had a leisurely, voyage, resting for the busy days around the moon.: None of the pilots had shown any signs of a cold, flu or other ailment. Astronauts on the thres previous Apollo missions were plagued with various illnesses. "They're in great shape, as you can see by the re- ported flight director Glenn Luriney. He referred 24-minute color program beamed from Apollo 10 Monday shortly before the astronauts passed the half- way mark of their flight to the moon. With the camera focused on his one-day beard, Stafford apologized "because we.didn't have a chance to shave this morning. I hope it doesn't both- er, anybody." That set the tone for a light- hearted tour of the cabin. Young gave a three-finger Boy Scout salute and held up colorful drawings of the comic strip characters, "Charlie Brown" and his dog "Snoopy." These are the radio code names the astronauts' adopted for the command ship and. the LEM, respectively, when the two craft separate for tight hours during the LEM .descent to near the moon surf ace Thursday.- NGUYEN VAN THIEU terms of a settlement arid the methods of arranging it. But American officials 1 n- sisted that Nixon's peace pro- posal had been approved in ad- vance by Thieu. They also as- serted there was no important difference between Saigon and .Washington. Allied diplomats suggested that the South Vietnarnese Pres- ident wanted a face to fact meeting with the new Republi- can President as a physical demonstration of continuing American support for his re- gime, especially since Nixon's speech Had made no specific commitment to the Thieu gov- ernment or the constitution by which it came to power. Thieu proposed the summit get-together shortly after meet- ing in Saigon with Secretary of Stale William P. Rogers, who was reported to have taken a stand on American negotiating terms, saying that South Vietnam's entire political future was negotiable. Other officials here have said' Nixon Draft Reforms Outlined Dog Killing Case In Court Tomorrow A doj killing case, in which the city is a defendant, is doketed for argument in Nashua District Court tomorrow. In the suit he brought the city last January', Andrew J. Sikora, RFD, 2, Reeds Ferry, alleges that Dog Officer Adelard J. L a n d r y "negligently, carelessly, wil- fully, and unlawfully killed" his German Shepherd, T a r z a n, knowing the animal had been reported missing. The writ states that the city "is required by law, through its mayor, with the assistance and cooperation of its dog officer to select a suitable place for im- pounding animals and for those animals held in confinement to be claimed by their rightful owner." The city, the writ notes, vio- laled Its own law because at the time it did not have a dog pound. City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gorm- ley Jr. will speak for the city and lawyer Nicholas Pantelas'- will represent Sikora. The'fdog incident which even- tually (grew to involve the city began, Nov. 2, 1968 when, ac- cording to Sikora, Tarzan man- aged to escape from a special- ly-built kennel and ran away. The dog was reported missing to police authorities in Amlierst, .Milford, Mcrrimack and Nash- ua, the writ stales, whereupon Sikora was referred by Nashua police to Landry. Sikora, according to .the writ, was advised by Landry that he had not .picked up any stray Ger- man Shepherd dogs nor had he received any reports of any such dog having been seen. Landry is further alleged to have said that should he come upon any such information would inform Sikora. The writ states that in reply to an advertisement In the Tele- graph, Sikora received a tele- phone call advising him that dog.answering the description'' of Tarzan had been turned over to Landry. the 'writ continues, denied having picked up any such animal but "when further, confronted with information the dog officer had possession of the missing dog...Landry ad- mitted that. had in fact picked up the dog belonging to the plaintiff and had destroyed the dog Nov. 2." TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH By STAN BENJAMIN -WASHINGTON Presi- dent Nixon's plan to reform the draft is intended, iri part, to make the Selective Service sys- tern more predictable and equi- table. But it won't make it less .complicated. Here, in question-and-answer form, is a basic outline of the President's plan proposed last week. Nixon trying to ac- complish? wants to reduce uncer- tainty and permit draft-age men to plan their futures sooner and more confidently. can't they plan that way now? are subject to the draft at any time during a 7-year period between the ages of )9 and 26. If they ever have a de- ferment, their liability is ex- tended to. age 35. would Nixon's plan change that? would assign each man a specific year, at age 19 to 20, when he is most likely to be drafted and telUhim in advance how far down the list he stands. His chances of .induction would decrease each year after that. the President do that .now? and .no. He has. legal authority now to reduce the draftable age group from this present ll-to-26 'range, down to a one-year range at age 19 or 20. But the law requires that within the designated draft-age group, the oldest must be drafted first. Nixon J5 asking Congress for an amendment to the draft law so he can change that system. wrong with taking the oldest first? a one-year draft pool it would mean that those with the earliest birthdays would always be the first drafted, and those with late birthdays would be the last to go. would Nixon that problem? would have draftees in each year selected by a type of lottery. First the days of the year would be scrambled into a Dartmouth Protester Admits Breaking Law COLUMBIA PICTURES FINEST IN HOME MOVIES Featuring 8mm and Super Largo Selection FOTOMARI CAMERA ITS ST. KEXT TO 8'i'ATK CINEMA "Bi Fotosnurt-Stiop Fotornirt Abby 13 Classifieds 14, 15, 16, 17 Homics 13 Crossword' 5 Eriilorial .4 Financial 6 Hal Boyle 3 Lawrence 4 Mashua Scene Pearson Sports 1 Suburban News 1 Television 14 Theaters 13 Dr. Thosleson 3 Weather 2 Wicker 4 HOUSE NOW JN PROGRESS Nashua Wallpaper Co. W.-Pearl St. OPEN Thurs. 4 Fri. nights 'til BULLETIN PLYMOUTH, N. H. Justice Martin Loughlin today convicted three young men and acquitted a fourth of charges of cbntempt of'his Gr'afton County' Superior Court order to get out, i of the Dartmouth adrninistra.- tion building.' Those convicted were sen- tenced to 30 days in jail and were fined each. Convicted were Frank. Rey- nolds, 21, of Courtland, Ronald Grace, 19, of Sunapee, N.H.; and Timothy Breen, 20, of Oceanside, Calif. The judge found David White, Pdughkeepsie, N.Y., inno- cent. county attorney'.. had recommended the 30-day jail term and .fines for those convicted the same.sentence that Loughlin gave to 45 persons convicted earlier on the same charges. .PLYMOUTH (AP) A Dart- mouth, student'on trial for'con- tempt of court has .testified he realized was breaking the -law when he refused to leave the col- lege administration building. The trial resumed today after seven hours of testimony was given at Monday's opening ses- sion. Timothy Breen, 20, of Ocean- side; was one of four, per- sons on trial for contempt follow- ing Hie recent anti-HOTC demon- strata; at the Ivy League school. He said a lawyer, admitted to the building through a window, went through the building warn- ing those inside that they could be held in contempt of court if they refused to leave. During questioning, Breen iden-' Ufied another student, David L. White, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. being among the 55 in the building. Identified by police officers as being in the building when the arrests were made were Frank Reynolds Jr., 21, a senior 'from Homer, N.Y., and Ronald Grace, 39, of who Is not a Dartmouth student. Five law -.enforcement agents, Including State Police Director Joseph Regan, and reporter Jeff McLaughlin of The Lebanon Val- ley News were the day's witness- es. What's.So Special About FREE CHECKING NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. That's what! Member, F.D.I.C. random order and the draft-eli- gible men would be arranged in the same order by matching their birthdays with the scram- bled calendar. Those sharing 'the sariie m'rtri-" 'day would be further distributed by scrambling the alphabet and matching it lo the initials of their last names. The first by birthdays, then by alphabet establish a clear se- quence of who goes first, sec- ond, third, and so on. would the chance of induction decrease in later years? President didn't say specifically. But a While House aide said it probably would mean that those past their "prime year" would 'not be drafted unless and until those still in a "prime year" had all been inducted. a man still obtain a deferment or an exemption? But when it expired, would re-enter the draft pool at the same position he originally held in his age-group's sequence of call. Groundbreaking For New School Here on June 3 Formal groundbreaking cere- monies for the state vocational- technical institute to be built at the former Cadorette farm on Amherst Street have been set for June 3. Gov. Walter Peterson is ex- pected to head a large number of state and local officials at 10 -a.m. event. Designed to accommodate a- bout 200 million school will be built by thS R. T. Harper Co., Inc. of' Concord, low bidder for fte project. Completion is set for Aug. 1, 1970. School Districts May Join Across N.H. and Vt. Line WASHINGTON (AP) Thg House has sent to the Senate a bill consenting to a compact between New Hamp- shire and Vermont for Inter- state school districts. The measure, approved by voice .vote Monday, had the support of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Congressional approval will allow adjoining communities in both states to form cooperative, schools systems under legisla- tion already enacted by the leg- islatures of the two states. Tax Problems? Bookkeeping and 'Accounting Services Fred Acklty 883-3912 June 8 the Nixon administration was willing to go along with a pro- visional coalition government, as; proposed by the Viet Gong, provided it was acceptable to Their comments, .coming in the wake of President Nixon's speech last Wednesday, were seen here as part of-a general easing of the American stand toward a coalition that- would include the National Liberation Front, or Viet Cong. It represents a subtle ;but' definite shift from the stance of the Johnson administration a year, ago, when the Vietnam' talks began in Paris. At .that time, the Coalition idea was brushed aside, though not re- jected Now, in private conversations or in background press brief- ings, high American officials are more flexible toward the idea of a coalition. In the last few days they have.said, for ex- if Saigon, arid the Viet'Cong'agreed on the com- position of a government, Wash- ington would accept that. They have said this would apply to a provisional Coalition. But .American, officials at present consider a Coalition fairly remote possibility until Saigon changes its adamant op- position to a Coalition and until the Viet Cong is willing to into serious political bargaining with Saigon in Paris. Officials said the Viet Cong had still not accepted Saigon's offer for to-face bargaining in secret. Sanders Briefs Large Group On N. H.Task Force Efforts By CARL C. CRAFT CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Trying to. build .a better New Hampshire, the Citizens Task Force moving forward-with enthusiasm is investigating every phase of activity; "there are times in history; when men can direct their times down one of mariy alter- native routes to the future this is such a time iri ..New Chairman Roydeh Sanders Jr. of Nashua told about 300 of prominent citizens "Monday night. In urging these citizens to Join "we heed your experi- said this will be an-exciting project that will take hard work but we in New Hampshire' have never been afraid of either .requirement. "We intend to map the, best route to a future for our 'stats that we can all be proud of." Sanders, a soft-spoken scien- tist who heads a million-a- year electronics firm, directs the activities of the blue-ribbon committee created by the leg- islature as Gov. Walter. Pet- erson's top priority program for good government. .Following the two-hour gener-: all.briefing .for the massive group, Sanders told newsmen he "anticipates meeting the tar- get flate of'Nov 1" for the stiidy group's, formal :report. Peterson will call the legislators special, session to consider the recommendations. Sanders also vsaid he felt that the current legislature should cope with the .state's current problems because'it is "impor- tant to meet Ihe obligations" the state goes along. Macro Systems Inc., of Silver Springs, Md., a consultant firm, will provide the task force with professional research help. The state has provided for the task .force and federal grants for various phases also will be accepted. Sanders 'noted that the Task Force will look at whether the' needs of the citizens of New. Hampshire are being, met, whether state operations are serving a useful function dr merely eating tax dollars, whether the best management' principles are being that the most effective perform- ance is gained at the lowest cost. The Task Force, he added, will determine priorities, long- range needs, potential savings 'but "we .are not on a..witch hunt. We are not afraid of crit- icism we care about facing tomonow quate to the heeds of the state, arid programs which are oper- ated at the least cost to the tax- payer." He introduced the members of the executive committee including former Grm Sherman Adams, Mrs. Margaret Flynh of Nashua, Sen. Elmer .Bourque of Manchester, Thomas Breslih of Concord, Thomas Corcoran of Waterville Valley, Dr. H. Ray- mond Danforth of Henhiker, Hep. John Goff of Pembroke, Robert Hill of Canterbury, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Keneally of Manchester, House Majority Leader Harlan Logan of Plain- field, William Rotch of Milford, Max Silber of Nashua, Sen. Ho-. ward Townsend of Lebanon, Rep. Rob Trowbridge of Dublin and Joseph Miffimet of Man- chester. When it came time for ques- tions, there was from a man who wanted to know about the time a person would have working-with the task force day a week, two days, six days? Sanders thought about it for a second then responded that there would be room for all those time contributions. The work, he said, will be time-con- suming but rewarding for those who want to invest a bit of themselves iri their state's fu- ture. Rogers Assures SEATO Allies By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) U S Secretary of State William P. Rogers .assured the SEATO allies today that the United States will not abandon them after it pulls out of Vienam. But he warned that US re- sources are limited. My government faces diffi- cult decisions about how to sllo- ,-cate available resources against many urgent Rogers said-at the opening session of the annual meeting of the South- east Asia Treaty Organization's Ministerial Council. "These competing for both domestic and overseas somehow be balanced and compromised and reconciled." Nevertheless, he told the SEA- TO .ministers, "bur interest in prosperity and well-being of Asia and Asians is a permanent fixture of our foreign policy. I hope my. presence here today accepted as one symbol of that fact. "Our current position In Viet- nam underscores this point. want to achieve a peaceful set- tlement of a war that has cost everyone too much .and lasted too long" He said U.S. policy is de- signed not only to secure choice tor South Vietnam but also "to ensure against another Asia or. else- where." Rogers' warning that U.S. re- sources art limited is a themp that has begun to accompany the assurances he is giving Asian leaders on his first diplo- matic mission to this part of the world. It apparently indicates forth-' "coming reductions in U.S! in- .volvement below the high levels of Ihe Vietnam war and foreshad- ows future limitations on U. S. contributions to the aid and se- curity of the area. NHS Standing With NHIAA In Jeopardy After Budget Cut Will Nashua High be able to compete in'the New Hampshire Intel-scholastic Athletic Associa- tion, next season? It may not if the transfer of funds from within the depart- ment is not made., Nashua. Mayrir Dennis J. Sul- livan trimmed the propo s e d school budget by some of which comes from the athletic department. Included in that sum is a cut from the an- nual NHIAA dues which schools belong and compete in events. vr w A v If dues aren't paid a school doesn't play and that is the situ- ation facing Nashua High if transfer of funds isn't accom- plished. Nashua is charged a fee of' 1240 by the NHIAA. Mayor Sul- livan has allocated for that purpose next year. The transfer has to be ap- proved by the Board of Alder- man and at the next budget meeting it may be decided [whether or not Nashua will bt Jtble to compete in New Hamp- shire athletics. Among the contestants in the Miss U.S.A. pageant, at Miami Beach are these contestants from the northern New Eng- land states. Left to-right: Miss New Hampshire, Dorothy Connors of Dur- New England Beauties ham; Miss Maine, Elaine Bolduc of: Wins- low; and Miss Vermont, Mary Verdiani of Montpelier. The 'winner will be selected Saturday. (AP Wirephoto)   

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