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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 22, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle If, there were more self-starters, the boss wouldn't have to be a crank. TW TOOtt YMT As A Dolly Ntwtpoptr... Cj_ J Weather Cloudy, Cool Tonight Little Chonge Friday FULL REPORT ON PAGI TWO VOL. 101 NO. 70 Established <i i Weekly October 1191 Incorporated at a Dally March 1, 1M NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THURSDAY, MAY Second Clssi PosUje Paid At Nashua, N. H. 22 PAGES Price TEN GENTS; In Another World This drawing by AP artist'Ben Val- divieso illustrates how the lunar module, known as Snoopy, moved close, to the moon in today's activity. In center is the Apollo 10 command and service mod- ule (Charlie Brown) in lunar orbit with the earth at right background. (AP Wirephbto) Astronauts Scout Moon By HOWARD BENEDICT SPACE CENTER, Hous- ton Two Apollo 10 astronauts transferred into a fragile lunar landing craft today and prepared to make man's closest ap- proach to the moon's sur- face, a daring descent to within feet of the Sea of Tranquility. Crawl Through Tunnel Air Force Col. Thomas P. Stafford and Navy Crndr. Eu- gene A. Cernan crawled through a three-foot tunnel into the spi- dery lunar module, or LEM, in mid-morning'and began check- Ing the craft's complex systems. They leave Navy Cmdr. John Young alone in the command vessel at p.m.. EDT to swoop down toward a landscape which they described Wednes- day .'in terms such as "rugged and "out of this world." In the most perilous moments of the mission, they twice are to skim at-nine times the speed of sound just 9.3 miles over a land- Woman Killed AMHERST A woman, de- scribed as under 30, was killed in a two-car crash about noon today it the intersection.of Routes 122 and 101, according to police. The .victim remained unidenti- fied at press time. Police at the scene were unable to offer immediate details relat- ing to the accident. The victim was reportedly a passenger in one. of. _._. ing site they are scouting for a July landing by two Apollo 11 astronauts. The two spaceships were to be' apart more than eight hours, with Young continuing to circle the moon at an altitude of 69 miles, ready to fly a rescue mis- sion if Stafford and Cernan en- counter trouble. During the two flights over the landing site, the LEM pilot! hope to obtain a total of 13 houn of radar ranging, photographs and visual observations. Then they are to execute a series of tricky. maneuvers to rejoin Young in the command ship, duplicating moves Apollo 11 landers must make after they blast off the moon. The lineup must be made if Stafford and Cernan are to get home. LEM, a little, bug-like ship, was designed to operate in airless space arid: on: the. Soviet Move Seen as Push For Settlement in Mideast BY HEDRICK SMITH New York Timei Newi dip- lomats have detected signs that the Soviet Onion may be pre- paring to press Arab countries to be more flexible on the is- sue of direct talks with Israel as part of a Mideast settlement. In private contacts with the western powers, Soviet diplo- mats have indicated little sym- pathy, with the hard-line Arab 'position against direct negotia- tions. A recent Moscow radio com- mentary by Igor Belyayev, the authoritative editor of the Asian and African section of Pravda, the. Soviet Communist Parly newspaper, endorsed the princi- ple of direct with some qualifications. Some western officials have Interpreted the Belyayev com- mentary, broadcast on May 6 but not generally available in translation here until more re- cently, as an indication that the Soviets might go along with cli- reel talks after partial Israeli withdrawal'from captured Arab territories. The Belyayev commentary was carried on Moscow radio's domestic service in Russian. It has stirred interest in Washing- ton, but American. officials noted that the Soviets have not yet repeated this line in inter- national broadcasts, especially those in Arabic. Such a develop- ment, officials said, would be regarded as a significant ele- Tax Problems? Bookkeeping and Accounting Services Fred Aelcley 883-3912 ment of Soviet pressure on the Arab states. Heretofore, Moscow has gen- erally avoided public discussion of the idea of direct talks or simply taken the view that it was an .unrealistic proposal, given the Arab position. Arab governments like Syria, Algeria and Iraq have adamant- ly opposed direct talks. Presi- dent Gamal Abdel Nasser of the United Arab Republic hinted in a press interview this year that they might be possible once Is- rael had withdrawn to the cease- fire lines in effect on June 4, 1967. In any case, American offi- cials and other western diplo- mats regard the Belyayev com- laid stress on the need for for a year or two but a stable peace" one of several signs that the Soviet Union was making an effort to be flexible on Mid- dle East issues. In talks here with U.S. offi- cials and in New York with British and French representa- tives, the Russiaans have re- portedly endorsed, the western view that there should be some minor adjustments in the 1967 ceasefire lines in drawing Is- rael's permanent borders." Moscow is also said to have accepted the idea of contractual agreements, signed by Israel, Jordan, and hot a single formal peace t r.'e a t y which Israel has demanded. The Israelis have reportedly reject- ed soundings on a.contractual agreement. In his commentary, Belyayev, a Middle East specialist and an Arab linguist, noted that Israel Wanted "what it calls direct ne- gotiations." "Indeed, if one puts aside the specific circumstances of the crisis, such talks would be pref- he went on. "It would be ideal if the sides were to sit down together to discuss the issues which exist between them. But, he added, the Arab states were opposed to talks because "as is correctly pointed out'to- day in Cairo, Amman, Beirut and Damascus, no direct talks are possible while Israel occu- pies a considerable part of Arab territory." Some western specialists in- terpreted this to mean that the Soviets were endorsing direct talks in principle but saying they could not take place until "considerable" Israeli w 11 h- drawal had taken place. But they noted thaHhe commentary stopped short of actually urging the Arabs fo accept direct, talks after a partial Israeli withdraw- al. Salvage Efforts Launched By State Tax Supporters By Adolphe V. Bernotwi CONCORD, N.H. (AP) 'The House has dealt Gov.v Walter Peterson's tax package the first'blow by voting down a part of it, but parliamentary maneu- vers were afoot today in an effort to salvage the million proposal. Special Sesslbi Possible The House voted 198 to 103 to kill his plan to increase the real estate transfer tax, thus raising the possibility of a special ses- aion of the-legislature. The House was in its usual killing mood Wednesday. It. voted down a proposal- for a combination 3 per cent income and 2 per cent sales levy as well as a constitutional amend- ment which would have allowed graduated taxation. House was to de- cide whether the state should go into'the big-time gambling business. A. bill which would set up slate-run casinos was tak- en up but the House spent so much time argu- ing and' killing 'tax measures that it decided to put it' off un- til today. Backers see it as an alterna- tive to tax reform and estimate It -would-yield 'close to .mil- lion In the second year ol the coming fiscal biennium. The bill would create a five- member sweepstakes and.gam- ing commission which -.would have carte blanche control over roulette, keno, craps and the voters would approve gam- bling In local-option referenda. Coblelgh Proposal The House today also, was scheduled to take lip House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh's proposal for a" 10 per. cent amusements tax. The broad-based income-sales tax'plan, died 269-95 after three hours of debate: The income levj' would have provided 127.8 million in new revenue for local communities; the sales levy 111 million for the state. New Hampshire is the only state without one of these taxes. A 5 per cent income tax plan was put to death last week. The .House will vote Tuesday oh a 2.per cent sales tax. The real estate .transfer tax revision up from the present Jl per to a proposed per aimed at raising million was one of Pet- erson's foiir bu'dget-balaiidng tax change recommendations. The defeat' raises the possi- bility of a special legislative session this summer unless the lawmakers come up with a tax that would produce an ecfulva- lent amount. Cobleigh said a parliamentary move a motion for reconsid- eration was to be attempted today. Defeat of the bill produced a fiscal crisis. The slate already is expected to face deficit, esti- mated as-high as million and the loss adds to the tur- moil. Three of the four hills in the governor's package already have passed the House, includ- ing one that levises the exemp- tion scheduled in the 5 per cent rooms and meals tax down pro- from the current to a posed 16 cents. there, no comment Irom Fetei son's office on the defeat of the bill. But Cobleigh was asked di- rectly whether, po- litical piessure uould be ap- SALVAGE EFFORTS Page t Sirhan Gets Death Sentence Park Plan Hits Snag By CLATJDETTE DUROOHER A kink of major proportions -has developed in plans to purchase the 324 acres fqr creation the Nashua Hiver- Canal-System.1 L dation has stipulated the Newsmen crowd around Mrs. Mary Sirhan after the hearing at which her son, Sirhan Bishara 'Sirhan, was sen- tenced to death for the assassination of. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Judge Herbert V. Walker upheld the verdict despite Sen. Edw.ard M. Kennedy's plea for mercy. At left, wearing dark glasses, is the condemned man's brother, Munir. (AP Wirephoto) Death Sentence For Sirhan Despite Sen. Kennedy Plea Federal Level City Planner Fred D. McCut- chen said the hitch is at the fed- erallevel and was discovered yes- terday as he conferred with Jo- leph Quinn, state resources plan- ner. McCutchen said, "the federal government will not put up in a matching grant unless the city also puts up t like amount at the same time." A purchase resolution currently before aldermanic finance com- mittee calls for to be giv- en to the Nashua-New Hampshire Foundation when the land is transferred to the city and the remaining to'be paid in annual installments over a five-year period. The installments, repre- senting the city's share of the purchase, would be due on Oct. 1 of each year, beginning this year. "The federal Mc- Cutchen said, "is not opposed to a five-year purchase. But it will not put lip. on a ma Idling basis in a given year any more than the city puts up." Immediate Problem The problem at the moment, McCutchen said, Is that the foun- initial down payment with the city's annual payments as terms for purchase of the land. Alderman Donald L. Ethier, planning committee chairman, has been informed of the development and has discussed it with com-, mittee members. The committee will attempt to meet next week with Roger J. Crowley, head of the state De- partment of Besources and Eco- nomic Development, the agency handling' the city's application for the federal grant. A meeting may also be ar- ranged with the foundation trus- tees, McCulehen said, to discuss the latest turn of events. Discussing the situation last night, planning committee mem- bers felt that'misinterpretation of the federal government's position in the purchase may have de- veloped in oral communications among Aldermanic President Maurice L. Arel, the state and the city planner. To prevent a repetition of the situation, the committee mem- bers agreed, further consultation with the state and the federal government on the proposed park land purchase would be in writ- ing. By GENE HANDSAKER LOS ANGELES (AP) His face expressionless, Sirhan Bis- hara Sirhan was sentenced to die for.the assassihaUpii of -Robert-F.T.Kehnedj'i-slSih-at a moment of political victory. Superior Court Judge Herbert V. Walker pronounced the death sentence Wednesday the 25- year-old Palestinian Arab de- spite a plea from Kennedy's brother, Sen. Edward M. Kenne- dy, D-JVIass., that one life not be taken for another. Walker ordered that Sirhan be held in a death row cell at Cali- fornia's San Quentin prison- near its gas an appeal to the state's Su- preme Court. Public Hearing On City Budget Tomorrow Night Nashua's record million budget will be up for public scru- tiny tomorrow night. The public hearing on the an- nual fiscal outlay, up by million, will be conducted by the aldermen in the Crowley School auditorium and will start Department heads will be pres- ent to answer questions from .tax- payers. After the hearing, the budget will be ready for final approval by the aldermen who may cut it but may not add to it. "It is the judgment and sen- tence of this Walker (old Sirhan, "that you should suffer the penalty, of .death in the the' judge" flashed ,a smile and then shrugged. Kennedy was shot last June 5 in Los Angeles' Ambassador Ho- tel as he celebrated his triumph in the California Democratic presidential primary. Five other persons, were wounded by Sirlian ant! for this he was convicted on five counts of assault with a deadly weap-' on. "Sirhan shed not one Grant B. Cooper, Sirhan's chief defense attorney, said after ac- companying the slim slayer to a heavily guarded cell in the courthouse. Sirhan's mother, Cooper said, "broke down and cried when she left him in his cell." Mary Sirhan, 55, had heard the death sentence lor her son with bowed head in a seat next to the wall, halfway back in the spectator1! lection of the court- room: Beside her, another son, Mu- mr., M, listened The sentence came., alter Judge' Walker denied a def motion foi a new trial and heard, a mercy plea from slam senatoi's family "My brother wa< a man ol love and sentiment and compas- said a letter, hand-writ- ten by Sen. Edward Kennedy and read Into the record by Cooper. "He .would hot wanted his death to be a cause for the taking of another life.'." TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 171 Pearson 4 Classifieds Sports 10, 11 18, 19, 20, 21 Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle Lawrence Surbuban News Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries 1 Suizburger 4! Television 11 61 Theaters 11' 12 Dr. Thosteson 17 1 4 Weather Wicker Burger Appointment Hailed THE FOLLOWING STORES WILL BE OPEN; THURSDAY FRIDAY 'TIL 9 P.M. BERGERON'S CARTER'S MEN'S'SHOP ENTERPRISE DEPT.'STORE i ISIDORE'S HAIR STYLING JORDAN'S LUGGAGE SHOP LYNCH'S MEN'S BOYS'STORE .MILLER'S NASHUA WALLPAPER, SEARS ROEBUCK 20th CENTURY High St. Mkl. By BARRY SCHWEID WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon has select- ed his kind of "law and or- der" judge, Warren E. Bur- get', to succeed Earl War- ren and serve as the 15t.h chief justice of the United States. Court Veteran The gray-haired, (1-year-old midwesterner, a veteran of 13 years on the U.S. Circuit Court here, is known as a strict con- structionist who has criticized "appellate Senators, ;particularly' .con-'. serVatives, hailed Burger's se- lection.- If, confirmation1 "is i as- swift and easy as appears like- ly, Burger will :step'in next term for Warren; who is retiring at.78 after'piloting trie Supreme Court through its most active and lib- eral period! The choice was a relatively obscure one, though Burger has a solid reputation in legal cir- cles. His immediate predeces- sors, Warren, Fred M. Vinson, Harlan- P. Stone and Charles Evans Hughes, all had national reputations when they were p'icked to be chief justice.1 Nixon announced the nomina- tion to the country from the White House Wednesday night. He said it was the most impor- tant one a President can make. --While campaigning for the' presidency, Nixon said court de- cision.? were "seriously ham- stringing the peace forces in pur society and strengthening ..the criminal forces." the White House, ih ment; said Burger's philosophy' was reflected in a commence- rnsnl speech he made two years at Ripon Collge. It began: exist chiefly to foster the rights and interests of its protect their homes and property, their per- sons and their lives." Burger called his selection tribute to all the federal and. state judges of the nation who day in and day out perform the difficult task of the administra- tion of justice." His wife, Evera, kissed him on the cheek, and together they went to the Yellow Oval Room with the President, Mrs. Nixon and some guests for a brief celebration. Warren, meanwhile, issued a statement congratulating Bur- ger, wishing him success and happiness arid declaring: "I will be glad to do anything I can to facilitate his taking over the du- ties of the office at the end of our term." That will be sometime next month. Burger, whose distinguished good looks fit anyone's idea of a judge, is a native of St. Paul, Minn., a graduate of the Univer- sity of Minnesota and the St. Paul College of Law. He worked his way through schoo! and- practiced law for 21 years be- fore going on the bench. Burger served in the Eisen- hower administration from 19IJ3 to 1956 as head -of the Justice Department's'civil division. To him fell the task of pressing for court approval of the dismissal of. John Peters, a part-time medical consultant, as a securi- ty risk. In an unusual step, Simon E. Sobeloff, the Solicitor General, had declined. Burger stepped in for him, and earned the grati- tude of high Eisenhower offi- cials for arguing the controver- sial cause. Scenic Highway Closed Mrs. William Riley points to scene of landslide' that swept across highway at Smuggler's Notch just above Stowe, Vt. The road, one of the most scenic in New England, had just opened after being closed all winter due to heavy snowfall in the Mt. Mansfield area. The highway, to be closed for at least another week for repairs, gets its name from past contraband and slave smuggling to and from Canada. (AP Wirephoto) MEN'S PLAID SPORT JACKETS (wosh wear) Purchase W.T. GRANT CCX SIMONEAU PLAZA 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. SPRING HOUSE PAINT SALE NOW IN PROGRESS AT Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. 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