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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - June 3, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle An optimist is one who believes a housefly is looking for a way but of the house. Ntw Hampshire's Loratsr Evening Ntwspaptr Little Change Wednesday Report On Twi VOL. 101 NO. 79 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October 20, 1832 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, JUNE 3. 196? Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. II. Crash Kills Derry Youth SALEM Bradley Laliberte, 18, of Derry, was illed early this morning in a spectacular one-car crash .1 North Main Street here, police reported. A pas- snger in the Laliberte car, Betsy Smeardon, 16, of .awrence, Mass., was critically injured. The girl, taken to Bon Secours Hospital in Methu- n, Mass., has been placed on the critical list where ler condition is described as "poor" by hospital uthorities. 5 a.m. Accident Police said the accident oc- curred, at about 5 a.m. The car left the road, went down a hol- low, flew into the air and hit a tree 15 feet above the ground ac- cording to police. A spokesman for the department noted that the car was traveling "at a high rate of speed." Details were sketchy, but the youth is believed to be a resident of Broadhead's Trailer Park, Ken- dall Pond Road in Derry. His death brought the stale's highway [atality toll {or the year to 66. Another area youth, Benjamin Vallier, 17, of Milford was killed last weekend in a head-on colli- sion in Greenville. 56 After Two Ship! Collide At Sea! Salem Accident Fatal to Derry Youth Rene Vaillancourt of the Salem Fire Department (left) helps direct operations at the scene of a Salem accident in which Bradley Laliberte, 18, of Derry was'killed and his com- panion critically injured this morning. At right is Officer Donald Shackel- ton of the Salem Police Department. Common Ground Found On Charter Plan By Claudette Durocher The two camps that were at opposite ends over the manager council referen- dum last year have found common or take a few boulders of dis- agreement in the charter overhaul proposed by State Sen. Richard W. Leonard. Views Presented Representatives of both sides were among those who spoke at a public hearing in City Hall last night in favor of a bill sponsored by Leonard to install the strong mayor aldermen form of government here. About 30 attended the session was conducted by Sen. Creeiey Buchanan of Amherst. Also present for the joint legis- lative hearing was .1. Clayeau of Hudson and a number of Nashua representa- tives. None spoke in outright oppo- sition to the bill. Most of the approvals, though, were laced with recommendations for im- provement or clarification. Differences of Opinion Subjected lo a difference of opinion were provisions calling for the mayor lo be elected for four years instead of two; elec- tion of the aldermen-at-large for six years instead of four; cre- ation of the post of administra- tive assistant to the mayor; and establishment of a centralized purchasing agency. Also the subject of prolonged discussion was whether t h e school, police and library de- partments should retain their autonomy in selling s alaries and their respective boards lo make departmental appoint- ments. Frank B. Clancy, -chairman of the citizens committee which successfully, fought adoption of the manager council form of government last November, was the first to speak. He said various members of his committee had discussed the bill with Leonard before its in- troduction and noted how it was drafted from the state stalule oullining a model slrong mayor- aldermen charier for local adoplion. The proposed charter change; Clancy said, would add lo the authority of the mayor thus placing upon him for the first time since 1913, when the present charter was adopted, the re- sponsibility for really running the city. Conditions Cited But Clancy conditioned his approval of the bill with these recommendations: a clause requir ing the mayor lo be oh the job on a full-time basis because this provision could prevent some worthwhile candidates from running for mayor and be- cause with the appointment of an administrate assistanl a full-lime mayor might not be necessary. a saving clause in the bill to exempt the consti- tution of the school, fire, police, library, Board of Public Works and cemetery departments from the well other departments which were set up by special legislative act. Though the bill does not exempt these departments, Clancy said, it was the intent to have these departments re main as they are. Clancy said he was inclined to agree with Hep. Louis Rec- ord Jr. that a six-year term for an alderman-at-large wa too long a term. Record; 'that., the legislature had' a bill'-tp" give the governor four-year'term .and he ques tinned a six-year term for an alderman-at-large. Plan Questioned Kep. Agenor Belcourt ques lioned Ihe plan lo preserve Ihi fiscal aulonomy of Ihe school police'and library departments "When the taxes go up, thi mayor and the aldermen ge Ih'e he said, "but the; don't have much to say aboti the .school, police and librarj budgets." Collective Bargaining Bill For State Workers Passes Morris D. Stein, chairman of e charter study commission hich has put the manager- uncil plan to referendum last ar, said he personally favored e bill and hailed it as a "step the right direction.'. The plan may not be perfect, commented, but "no legisla- ve, no group of geniuses can iticipate pitfalls five years lead. That's why we have gislatures and Boards of Al- ermen to make changes they are needed." A part-time mayor may have een fine in 1913 when the popu- tion was smaller, Stein said, ut the size of the city now ntitles it to a leader who will :vote himself full-time to run- ng the city. There is nothing mj'sterious bout having alderman-at-large erve for six he said, dding that United States seha- rs' now serve' for six years ith congressmen elected for vo years. "It's a method til veling off transistory i commented. Stein said the Rev. Msgr ames D. McGreal, a chartei ommission member, also fa nred the bill. Other members of the.com mission who spoke in favor o ie bill were James D. LeVan nd Alderman-at-Large Bert and J. Bouchard. The fifth member of the com lission, Mrs. Lois Taylor poke neither for nor agains he bill. The points she was concerned CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The House has approved and sent !Q the Senate a measure to allow contract negotiations for state employes. An attempt to postpone the bill indefinitely was defeated 206-101. The bill would authorize col- First Day Was Hectic Monday, the first day of opera- tion In our new production plant, was not all peaches and cream, as you can well Imagine. It was quite a step to turn away from the comfortable old machinery and print the Telegraph on a new and larger press. With one eye on the clock and the other on the myriad com- pensators, ink pumps, newsprint rolls and folders, it was a hectic afternoon tor the pressmen. Sev- eral things went wrong as our first day effort showed. However, In a few days, we pect all the "bugs" to be cleared up and we know you will like the readable, easy to handle Tele- graph in its new 8-column for- mat Thanks for bearing with us. PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) ROH-SANDWJOllKS ON SYRIAN HIIBAD Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY QQr ONLY TiUphoni 889-4542 Op.n 11 A.M. to 2 A.M. Men. thru Sundtyi 3 P.M. to MidniU ective bargaining between units .mong the estimaled em- iloyes and various deparlmenl leads. It was described as a com- pany union provision and was >pposed by organized labor. The House postponed action until today on a bill to impose a per cent tax on the profits of real estate sales. The tax vould apply to profits of more han The measure carries the en- dorsement of the House Ways and Means Committee. Com- mitlee Chairman John Raloff, l-Hamplon, has eslimaled Ihe evy would yield between million and million a year. The lower chamber killed a bill which called for the elec- tion, rather than the appoint- ment, of members of the slate Board of Education. In the Senate: The Senate has sent two measures to the Judicial Coun- cil for review. One is a measure which sels up proceedings between New Hampshire and reciprocating stales in child support cases in volving divorces and separa- tions; Ihe olher deals wilh an accused person's right to choose between a urine or blood test to determine the alcohol count un- der the state's so-called implied consent law. The upper-chamber passed _ bill which-authorizes the at- torney general to demand tele- phone and telegraph company records In investigative work. In other legislative develop- ments: Secrelary of Slate Rober Stark has posted special elec .ion dates to fill vacancies in the state House and Senate. The Senate seat was vacatei with the resignation of forme Senate President Stewart Lam irey, R-Moultonboro, now th 'ederal co-chairman of the England Regional Commissio in Boston. The date for tha election is July 22. The House seat was made va cant by the death of Rep. Da Sterling, R-Hillsborough. The dat for the election is July 19. President Decides to Remov Nuclear Arms from Okinawa Nikki, Police Dog Aids in Routing Robbery Suspec MILFORD A cooperalive e fort, including the use of polic dog, Nikki, resulted in the cap lure of two suspecls, including juvenile, Sunday night, police sai loday. One suspect, James Cassid; 28, of Mont Vemon, accused a break at Hartshorn Mills, being held for a hearing in Di Irict Court here laler this Week Chief Duane Rockwell creditf Officer Harold Rand who disco ered the break and captured on of the two suspects. He said Ran radioed for aid, with Officer W liam Banks and Nikki, respondin The dog flushed out Cassidy wh was hiding beneath a garage Hartshorn Mills. Nikki also helped in Ihe appr hcnsion of. a suspect in Will last week, Chief Rockwell said. 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 ibout pertained to the mayora issistant and Ihe relative lack jf specific qualifications for ap pnintees, especially Ihe asses sors. Former Mayor Mario J. Vag Dre, an opponent of Ihe manage ype of government, said he fel wo years was sufficient for mayor and four years for a alSerman-at-large. He did nol see Ihe need fo a purchasing agenl saying th present system of pulling an purchase over to bi Jirough Ihe finance commitle worked well. Eliol A. Carter, also an opp nent of Ihe manager lype government, said as a who: he thought the Leonard will wa a good bill. He favored relaining the p lice commission as sel up. Ap poihtment of the commissidnei by-- Ihe. governor, was ordained years ago lo d vorce the app'pinlmehts fron city politics and to stem widi spread corruption under th previous system. The school board, .ihe. sai needs its autonomy to meet th competilion for teachers al price Ihe community can. ford. The library and cenieter boards have been working we" he said, and should be relaine Central Purchasing Carter also favored a centr purchasing system and su gested Ihe mandalory appoin ment of an adminislralive a sistant lo Ihe mayor "lo kei CHARTER PLAN Page 24 PAGES TEN CENTS; 1 Missing By GEORGE ZUCKER PEARL HARBOR, Ha- aii (AP) A small ar- lada of nayal vessels criss- rossed the South China ea off the Philippines to- ay for survivors of a re-dawn collision between n Australian carrier and U. S. destroyer during EATO mahuevers. The estroyer was cut in two nd her bow section sank One Known Dead One American sailor was nbwn dead and 56 unaccounted or, the Navy said. There were 16 survivors. The big carrier Melbourne liced through the destroyer OSS'Frank E. Evans some 650 males southeast of Manila. Just why remained a mys ery. Weather was clear, th< eas calm, and both ships were quipped with modern radar. The 216 -survivors, all- crew men of the destroyer wer Javy said one man in critica condition was flown to a U.S idspital at Cam Ranh Bay, o :he South Vietnamese coast 20 miles northeast of Saigon. No casualties were reporte aboard the Melbourne. .The bow of >the destroyer san ovrtihutes-ctffter'the .wa ashed to .the Melbourne, cept afloat while survivors' wer taken on board the bigger ship Hours later, the Navy' repor ed flooding in the severed hu of the destroyer had been co trolled. The carrier suffered a gashe hull above the water line an some damage to her flight dec There was' no fire, the Na- said. The- carrier sustained a ho in its bow thtee to four feet diameter, and 13 to .11. fe across above-: the water t Navy said.- "There was some damage to II forecastle and some damage e flight deck. One catapult as out of operation Radio Australia reported the elbourne was heading for Sin- apore and expecled to arrive lursday. "We've established the exact me of the collision at m., Philippine Tuesday Navy spokesman said. Helicopters from the Rear- arge shuttled medics onto the amaged vessel, then fanned ut water to hunt for urvivors. Small boats from the deslroy- fs James E. Kyes and Everett Larson dolled the sea-around he stricken sister vessel. Secondary salvage operations to recover classi ed material and other'docu- ments, the Navy said. Survivors included the de: iroyer's skipper, Cmdr. A. S. IcLemore, and his executive fficer, the Navy said. Australian Hear Adni, G. J. bY-Crabb' was aboard the "car ier, according to SEATO offt- ials; in Bangkok The Mel journe headed for Manila after he rescue work. It was the second time in five years the huge Australian car- rier had been involved in a sea disaster. The first, involving an Vuslralian destroyer, took 82 ives. Adm. John J. Hyland, com mander of the Pacific Fleet, or dered a court of inquiry into UK second disaster. The SEATO naval exercise "Sea was canceled. Ministe: newsmen u Adelaide'.'Aiistralia, that the de slioyer had been escorting carrier as it took on planes that both had been steaming together 'I can I-help feehngi disajay that It happened again Melbourne, Kelly said, r3ep ring to the similar collision en Feb 10 1964 "A lot of will look upon it as a Jinx oirthl vessel" In the eailier accident, Jhe 25 000-ton Melbourne sUfced through the destroyer Voyager off the "coast of Australia ow sank immediately and-thi est of the ship went hree hours. i Both disasters darkness, but with clear weath- er and calm seas Later, the Melbourne was ab- solved of any blame. Kelly said there weie great similarities between the two .'col- isions Both destroyers were serving, as plane guard to the carrier In both cases the destroyer- was ordered to move fiom a po- sition ahead of the carrier _to a position astern and in doing 50 moved into collision course with the Melbourne. Kelly said when the Evans ap- proached on collision' course, the Melbourne took urgent ac- tion but could not avoid hitting the destroyer. The big carrier, considered the premiei vessel of the small Australian navy, is commanded bj Capt i P Stevenson It re- cently icturned to antisubma- line seivice after a multimilliott dollar refilling Capt R J iRob- its time of the 1964 collision _ Million Budget Okayed By HEDRICK SMITH Hew York Times News Serviw WASHINGTON President lixon has made a decision lo love American nuclear weap- ns out of Okinawa once an ver-all scheme for turning the stand back lo Japanese rule as been agreed on, well.placed nformanls disclose loday. The aclual liming of their re- moval to other sites in (he Pa- ific area, Ihese sources indi- ated, would be subject lo the erms of the plan. Japan wants he weapons removed and is- ands returned by 1972. Nixon's decision, reportedly aken after a National Security Council meeting in late April on Okinawa and related issues, is an important one. It is under- stood lo reflect Ihe judgmenl of he President's civilian advisers hal sound, long-term relations wilh Japan are more imporlanl han Ihe military's preference or relaining complete freedom of operation on Okinawa. Informed sources said Ihe de- ision has not yel been com- municated lo Ihe Japanese gov- ernment formally, but presum- ably it will be in the course of negotiations with Tokyo on the Okinawa issue this summer and fall. The Japanese Foreign Min ster, Kiichi Aichi, met with for 40 minutes at thr While House lo present formal Japan's request that Okinawa nd the rest of the Ruykyu Is- and chain be returned to the apanese by 1972, The Ryukyus were captured y American forces in World iVar II. The peace Irealy pro- ided for American adminislra- on of the islands, wilh Japan etaining nominal sovereignly ver ihem and given a pledge lat the islands would evenlual- revert lo Japanese rule. In Ihe intervening years, Ihe U.S. has built a multi billion ollar complex ot bases which )efcnse Department officials escribe as Ihe "keystone" of he American defense nelwork n Ihe Pacific. After years of American com- mitments in principle lo relurn he islands lo Japan, Japanese public opinion is now insislenl i winning a specific timetable rom Washington. The stalus of he American bases and Iheir jperalion aflcr reversion has )ecome Ihe cenlral problem to COLOR PAK I! CAMERA NOW IN STOCK Reg. 29.95 Special FOTOMART CAMERA Corp 178 MAIN ST. NKXT TO STATE CINHMA Fotonmllrt, Shnn Kotonurf be resolved by Tokyo and Washington. Aiehi's call on president Nix- on yesterday marked Ihe for- mal beginning of negotiations between the two governments on Ihe issue, lliough there have been monlhs of preliminary dis- cussions at lower levels. The negoliations will culminate this November in a visit lo Washing- ton-by Japanese Premier Eisa- ku Salo. By ADOLPHE V. BERNOTAS (AP) The Seriate Finance Commillee: lo- day recommended a General Fund; budget of ?142.4 million more than the House's ..version but still short meeting what idme consider the state s basic leeds. Sen. George Gilhian, commit- tee chairman, said "the de- mands for new and expanded spending in all areas' is intense and continuing under the unre- mitting pressure of the federal government." He added that which only-the federal govern: hienfcah; and must ris- ing at about 5 per cent-pel- year, robs tax dollars of buying power and more funds must be appropriated for the same pro- grams." Gilman said million more will be needed above the ,com-; mitlee's recommendation if. the stale expecls. to give its em- ployes a million raise the million debt on bonds for the retirement sys- tem, and enact million "legislative: progiams not normal- ly in budget Gilman added that spending in two years could amount" to about million, and allowing for lapses; a'.net budget 'figure of 5150.6 million, is possible. The budget comes up for a Senate vole Thursday. Its ver- sion and the House's mil- lion budget will have to be re- conciled in a conference ....Oilman noted thai it is impos- compare the Senate Fi- nance Committee budget recom- nendatioii with that of Gov Wal- ter Peterson because of Ihe dif- ferences in calculation meth- ods. r However, Gilman estimated that- the version is about J4.2 million above that of the governor'! proposal. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 8 Classifieds 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 Comics Crossword 17 Editorial 4 financial 3 Horoscope 8 Nashua Scene 4 Lawrence Obituaries Pearson Rcslon Sports 14. 15 Suburban 10, 11 Television Theaters Wealher CALIFORNIA HOUSE PAINT SALE NOW ON AT Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-Mll Ontn Tlinri. Nlghti "I'll 9 Three Die in Truck Explosion Foam covers a tank truck that exploded while carrying liquid plastic at the American Cyanamid Co load- ing platform on Route 9 in North Berwick, Me. The three men killed in the explosion were identified as Ed ward R Harrison, 38, and Greim, 64, both of Sprmgvale, and Ar- thur P Butler, 28, of West .NewffeM. Firefighters from nearby communi- ties and Pease Air Force Base fought the blaze (AP Wifephoto) t'i-i   

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