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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - June 4, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               AsHMjIalri News Sorvlca A -srwa Briias At ISfooft Today's Chuckle Vacation is a period when you exchange good dollars for liad quarters. Nashua Ntw Hampshire's Largtst Evening Newspaper Weather Clear, Cooler Tonight Fair, Warm Thursday Report On Page Two VOL. 101 NO. 80 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 196? Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 44 PAGES TEN CENTS Desfroyer Stern Held Afloat The stern portion of the U. S. Destroyer Frank E. Evans is shown being held afloat in the South China Sea today by a second navy vessel. The destroyer was cut in half when struck by the Australian Carrier Melbourne during maneuvers. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Saigon) Peterson Eyes Balanced Budget CONCORD, N. H. (AP) Gov. Walter Peterson is confident the state's Gen- eral Fund budget can be balanced. The governor spoke with newsmen late Tuesday about the Senate Finance Committee's budget pro- posal of million, which projects a mil- lion deficit for the next two years. Too Generous "You can't spend what you don't he said. He indicated the Finance Committee is too generous with the state university's appropria- tion. The governor had recom- mended million, the House cut it to million and the Senate Finance group jacked it up to ?29 million. Peterson also revealed that a current survey of the welfare appropriation shows that as much as 51.5 million might be cut from the million man- dated as New Hampshire's share by the federal govern- ment. The governor also said the state might benefit by as much as, million because neigh- boring states have raised cigar- ette prices. Peterson said there are still Sea Search Halted By RON S1ATON PEARL HARBOR, Ha- waii (AP) The Navy has called off its search for 73 seamen missing from a U. S. destroyer cut in half by an Australian carrier during SEATO maneuvers. AH Survivors Found "We have absolute confidence that we have picked up all sur- vivors" said a Navy spokesman in announcing the end of search operations by '10 ships from three nations. Most of those-given up for lost a third of the destroyer Evans' presumed sleeping in their bunks in the forward part of the ship when it was hit by the carrier Mel- bourne, flagship of the Austra- lian Navy, in pre-dawn hours about 650 miles southwest of Manila in the Philippines Tues- day, The toward section quickly sank in feet of water. N.H. Records 68th Road Death Today By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New Hampshire's highway fa- tality toll for the year stood at 68 today with the death, of an Air Force sergeant and a 17- year-old boy. Sgt. Louis Felker, 21, of To- peka, Kan., was killed in a one- car crash in Portsmouth to- day. Felker was assigned to the 54th Air Rescue Squadron at Pease Air Base in Portsmouth. Police said Felker was alone in the car which went off Saga- more Avenue and into a clump of trees. He was thrown from the auto and died at the scene. Meanwhile, Robert Abbott, 17, of Concord, was killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle head-on crash on Route 9 in Stoddard. Authorities said Abbott was in a small compact car which col- lided with a trailer truck. The driver of the truck, Charles Lowe, 28, of Concord, escaped injury. Abbott's wife, Gail, was re- ported in serious condition at a hospital in nearby Keenc. PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) INTItODtlOING SUB-SANDWJCItHS ON ST11IAN HBKAD Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY QQ- ONLY 77U 889-4542 Optn 11 A.M. to 2 A.M. Mon. thru Sit. Sundiyi 3 P.M. to Seas were-calm and skies clear at the time of the collision and remained so .during the res- cue efforts. Adm. John J. Hyland, Pacific Fleet commander, ordered a court of inquiry similar to the Navy's probe into the seizure of the intelligence ship Pueblo. The still-floating stern section of the Evans was being towed to the Philippines by .a fleet tug late Tuesday when the Pentagon began releasing name's of the casualties. Among the lost were the three Sage brothers of Niobrara, Neb. Mate 2.C. Gary, 22, Radarman 3.C. Gregory, 21, and Seaman Appren. Kelly, 19. Fireman Lawrence J. Reilly Jr. of Costa Mesa, Calif., per- ished, but his father, Senior Chief Gunner's Male Lawrence J. Reilly Sr., was a survivor. Navy headquarters listed 199 Evans survivors and one dead in addition to the 73 missing. The Melbourne had no casual- ties. One of the survivors was Sea- man Marcus Rodriguez, 20, Fresno, Calif., who was flown to a hospital in Cam Rahn Bay with a broken leg. "I still can't believe he said. "The only thing I recall is a helicopter taking me some- where." Other survivors were en route to Subic Bay, the Philippines, aboard the carrier Kearsarge. They included the skipper, Cmdr. A. S. McLemore. A sunset memorial service was held aboard the Kearsarge before the carrier headed for Subic Bay. The 705-foot Melbournes bow was badly gashed above the wa- ter line and its flight deck dam- aged. It set course for Singapore, where it will undergo repairs. In Sidney, officials said the collision occurred when the de- stroyer was moving from a posi- tion toward of the Melbourne to one astern. U.S. naval officials refused to speculate on the cause. The collision came as some 40 warships of six Southeast Asia Treaty Organization nations were on maneuvers. N. H. Seaman Aboard Evans CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) "They told me they presumed lie was dead but to keep on hop- Mn. Ann Messier said. She speaking of her son, Seaman Apprentice Frederic C. Messier, 20, listed by the Navy as missing in the collision of an American destroyer and an Aus- tralian carrier in the South Chi- na Sea. At the Farmington, N.H., home of Seaman Gary Joseph Vigue, 21, another sailor report- ed missing, the spirit was the same. "We're hoping and said Raymond Vigue, the sail- or's father. Seaman Vigue is the father of a 5-month-old son. Vigue's mother said her son was last home in May 1968. He went into the Navy in Novem- ber, 1966 after graduating from high _s.phool in nearby Dover j m'issecf iiT the force where he was born. Vigue's father said his sailor son is the oldest of three boys. The other sons are Glen, 18, and Scott, 11. some revenue-raising measures before the legislature and that it's not the time for anyone "to lose his head or cry. calami- ty." The Senate Finance Commit- tee's budget proposal is million above the House-ap- proved version. While it is impossible to com- pare either the House version or the Senate version of the budget with Peterson's propos- als, the Finance Committee's version is about million above the governor's recom- mendations. Comptroller Leonard Hill Tuesday estimated that enact- ment of the governor's budget, funded by existing revenue sources and tax measures al- ready passed, would leave only a million deficit. House Appropriations Commit- tee members agreed that enact- ment of the House-passed budg- et, funded by existing revenue sources and tax measures al- ready passed would leave a million deficit. Ultimately, a legislative con- ference committee on the budg- et will have to reconcile the various revenue projections, tax measures, recommended pro- grams and agree on just what the state will spend in the next two years. Gaps Exist A gap of about million in recommended programs and services exists between what Peterson proposed and what the Senate committee is urg- ing. A gap of just under million in services and programs exists between what the governor pro- posed and the House Appropri- ations Committee; pushed through the House. New Bids On Bridge Are Ready New .bids for the construction of the Nashua-Hudson bridge will be opened tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Concord. The three-pier bridge, to be built about 200 feet to the iio'rlh of the present Taylor's Falls Bridge, will be 596 feet long. Completion is scheduled for Sept. 15, 1970. Proposals for the bridge sub- structure were opened May 1 but rejected because they exceeded estimates by 60 per cent. In seeking new bids, the state Department of Public Works and Highways combined substructure and superstructure work to pro- vide a more attractive construc- tion package for more competi- tive bidding. It is expected the state will in- vite bids for construction of ap- proaches to the bridge later this year. Peterson contended that the continuing squabble over mon- ey will finally halt in confer- ence committee, where the quarreling lawmakers will have to start horse trading. He disclosed several revenue options yet to be considered by the House and Senate which might account for an ad- ditional million. Peterson said "latest esti- mates show New Hampshire will get an extra fl.2 million In tobacco revenue for the coming biennium, because of the hike in cigarette taxes in surround- ing states." Task Force Offer The governor revealed he has allowed his Citizens Task Force consultants loose on the welfare section of the budget, where it concerns the million feder- federally mandated funds. Arid ly approved by the House. "They have shown said Peterson of the consultants, "where we can now cut as much as million from those federaly mandlated funds. And we are working on further cuts." He would not reveal details of the cuts, but promised them "shortly." Peterson ui-ged chopping off million from the University of New Hampshire budget, recommended by the Senate Fi- nance Committee, to bring the amount in'line with his original million UNH budget propos- al. The governor cited two pro- posed levies with a fair chance of passage, yet to go before the lower chamber. The 'proposed tax on bank capital would reap an addition- al million for the state over the next two years, he guessed. The proposed tax on land prof- its would ;bring in at least million extra; said Peterson. Nixon Raps Isolationists By FRANK CORMIER COLORADO SPRINGS, Cold. (AP) President Nixon told graduates of the Air Force Academy today that the nation needs "a re- surgence of American ideal- ism" to counter new iso- lationists who have de- clared "open season on the Armed Forces." Speaks To Students In an address prepared for he academy's commencement exercises, Nixon told the young men entering military service that "potential adversaries abroad were never stronger and your critics at home were never more numerous." The President said the critics are lor a return to isolationism and that their appeal, with such slogans as "Let's first solve oiir own problems and then: we can deal with the problejiis of the should never'be under- estimated. He said they offer a simple formula, that "touches a re- sponsive chord .with many an overburdened taxpayer." But he said that adoption of their views would be disastrous for the na- tion, would leave the world "liv- ing in terror" in the kind of peace "that suffocated freedom in Czechoslovakia." Nixon said, "I believe a resur- gence of American idealism can bring about a modern miracle a world order of peace and justice." While some see the nation's commitments around the world as a form of militarism, he said abandonment of them would be "to have America turn away from greatness." The com- mander in chief said: "Skeptics do not build socie- In a surprise switch in tactics, ties; the idealists are the build- the Soviet Union has embarked ers. Only societies that believe on a policy of improving rela- in themselves can rise to their tions with Yugoslavia which un- challenges. Let us not, then, til recently was the target of pose a false choice between violent press attacks by Mos- our responsibilities cow and its Warsaw Pact allies. pose a meeting __. abroad and meeting the needs PRESIDENT NIXON meet both or shall meet nei- ther." Nixon stopped overnight in Colorado Springs before heading west to his new California home, Sunday to Mid way Island for a summit confer ence with President Nguyen Van Thieu of South .Vietnam. At no point in his academy ;ad- dress did he make any substSn- tive reference to the Vietnam war. The President said his re- marks about new isolationists did not refer to "those responsi- )le critics who reveal waste and nefficiency in our defense es- tablishment, who demand clear answers on procurement poli- cies, who want to make sure a new weapons system will truly add to our defense." Judgement Cited Nixon said he is charged with naking a judgment on how much defense is necessary and conceded that some of his re- :ommendations this year have ifeen he did not mention the antiballistic missile hassle in Congress. And le said he did not regard his re- :ommendations as infallible. "But if I have made a mis- he said, "I pray that it is m the side of too much and hot oo little. If we do too much, it will cost us our money; if we do oo little, it may cost us our ives." The chief executive said the iew isolationists assert that the United States blocks the road o peace with its military forces ind that if these would only be reduced, tensions would vanish and peace prospects brighten. We must'rule out unilateral said. "In the 'eatworld, that -simply will nol work! if we.piirsue arms control as an'end in itself, we will no! achieve our ies In the world today are not in conflict because they are armed. They are armed be cause they are in conflict, and live hot learned peaceful ways ;o resolve their conflicting na- ional differences." He said the danger to the United States has changed over he years but neither has it van- shed, and asserted, "we must our alliances, not tbandon them." No Grace Period Aggressors, he said, "arc not ;oihg to give the United States a jeriod of grace in which to put our domestic house in ust as the crises within our so- ciety cannot be put on a back urner until we resolve the irobiem of Vietnam." The President offered a nine- ioint credo for the Lrmed Forces: national need for siirr ival must be balanced against he need for survival as a peor ile and preservation of "the leepest values known to .civi- ized man." defense establishment must be the servant of national jolicy and military; must crupulously. avoid even, the ap- pearance of'becoming the mas- er of that' .policy." man in uniform Is a citizen first and a serviceman second." -Defense spending niust .be >pverned-by, security needs and must "hot be 'used to turn the Pentagon into a modern day WPA. weak can only plead; magnaminity and restraint gain moral meaning coming from the strong." believe that defense decir sions :riiust be made on the hard of offensive, capa- liiitics' our not on our fervent hopes about heir intentions." believe we must take isks for calculated isks, not foolish risks." be- ievc that America is not about o become a garrison state, or a 'elfare state, or a police state continue j be. a source of world leader- hip and a source of freedom's trength, in creating a a just rorld order that will bring an md to war." Soviet Union Woos Tito By TAD SZULC Ntw York Times Niws Servioi BELGRADE, Yugoslavia Authoritative Communist of our people at home. We shall sources in Belgrade reported A Year Without Robert Kennedy By ANTHONY LEWIS Now York Tlmii Ncwi Servici PARIS Tomorrow morning it will be a year since Robert Kennedy was shot. Time has not diminished the sense that life without him is incomplete. The memories are not, in the -main, solemn or sentimental, though men ordinarily rated skeptical still use the word love in talking about him. What is TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Classifieds 36 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope Lawrence Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries Pearson 4 Sports 30, 31 Suburban 22, 33 Taylor 4 Television Theaters Weather of personality that made him impossible to ignore or take for granted. There were so many contra- dictory qualities in him. He could be moodily silent and ex- uberant, tender and harsh, up- roarious in self-mockery and bewildered at the thought that some people hated him. Realist and Dreamer He was a realist and a dream- er, a man who knew as few did the depth of the difficulties facing society but who insisted they had somehow to be last of the romantics, some- lone said. His romanticism, if that is what it was, was not sustained by the elements that nourish most of us liberal optimists. He drew little inspiration from po- litical theory or philosophical abstractions, no deep solace from music or painting. His re- storatives were any family and challenge for its own sake. From all this it follows that he could not be a conventional politician. The critics said he could never have been a candidate for president if his brother had not preceded him, and they were correct. But it is not nec- essarily wrong that, through such an accident, a country should have the chance to choose an unconventional lead- er. It Is all a year ago now, and Far away. But there is still im- plicit in the American scene the question whether someone rep- resenting what Robert Kennedy did is acceptable or necessary in our society now. 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.J.C. One view is that the tide had irresistibly against the politics of action. Reminds Americans Robert Kennedy kept remind- ing Americans of their coun- try's troubles and inadequacies, of the unfairnesses in life, and it is understandable that many people preferred to be left alone for a while. Many liberal activists would say now that the United States had come to the right time for a pause. They approve of Presi- dent Nixon's undramatic tone. They may think that a Repub- lican Secretary of State with no rooted commitments is prefera- ble to a Democrat who is a tireless, dedicated, effective ad- vocate of the policy that brought us to where we are in Vietnam. We needed the Eisenhower in- terlude, some have said, with reason, and now we need an- other. But that view carries its own warning. For whatever else of value the Eisenhower CALIFORNIA HOUSE PAINT SALE NOW ON AT Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Port St. 882-MM Open Thiirl, Frl. KWiti 'Til t years represented, they were also a time of insufficient ac- tion on the racial Which United' States will pay indefinitely. That is the imponderable in today's politics of calm: What may the eventual cost be? The underlying torments of race and poverty and frustrated youthful idealism are not going to go zling, unpolitical personality, Robert Kennedy could have made a difference, America's dispossessed and disaffected were somehow able to identify with him. He offered them hope See it. now at the. "FOTOMART" Home movies that talk! It's easy to take sound movies FOTOMART CAMERA Corp 178 MAIN ST. NEXT TO STATE CINEMA "Bt Foloimtrt Shop that the new Soviet line toward Yugoslavia emerged late last April when there was a virtual halt in the press attacks. This was followed by the long-de- layed signing of economic agreements with this n a t ion and, two weeks ago, by a spe- cific proposal for improved re- lations presented to President Tito by the Soviet Ambassador, Ivan Benediktpv. According to .these sources, Benediktov, immediately after his return from consultations in Moscow, called on Marshal Tito on May 19 and indicated that the Soviet Union was prepared to strengthen its ties with Yu- goslavia despite their ideologi- cal and political differences. Tito, who broke with Moscow in 1948, but accepted Soviet overtures for better relations on "an equal basis' in 1955 and 1956 was said to have told Offers Hope There, because of his puz past when Moscow ignored Tito's birthday anniversaries. Yugoslav.officials believe the new Soviet policy is partly re- lated to efforts to restore some unity to the World Communist movement, they noted that the Soviet draft of the basic docu- ment to be issued by the World Conference of Communist Par- ties opening in Moscow on Thursday omits any criticism Benediktovi that the Yugoslavs were willing to cooperate again with the Soviet Union, but with- out retreating from their public positions, of principle, notably including their firm condemna- tion of last year's Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. On May 25, when President Tito turned 77, he received warm birthday congratulations from Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny, the General Secrc- .mi. fougorny me uunurai ocuiu- as apparently no one else inside of thc Sovict Communist the system could. And life wln-i arly i. Brezhnev and out hope must produce lrustra-jpremier A. Kosygin. on. Tnere have been years in the It is current wisdom that the political majority in the United States is unblack, unpoor and unyoung. But that does not mean that the majority can af- ford lo become increasingly separated from the minority. That most Americans -are fearful and angry at the vio- lence of thc internal attacks on this society is understandable. But it cannot be enough, in thc long run, for political leaders to make the majority feel right- eous by underlining that anger and fear. Someone, sometime, will have to try again to find a common vision for those inside and out- side thc society. That could have been the role of Robert Kennedy. of Yugoslavia as as of China and Albania, the three countries regarded by the Kremlin as Communist here- tics. This is in contrast with the last conference in 1960 at which the 81 partic'iping Communist parties issued a ringing con- demnation of Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia is not attending this week's parley, despite a Soviet invitation, but officials here found significance in the passage of the 52-page draft document declaring that "the parties which participate at the conference consider (hat non- participation should not be-, an obstacle for the development of relations with them." But while Yugoslavia is will- ing to go along with the Soviet political position, officials here of them 'tactical moves" that can be reversed at any time. "We have dealt with; the RHS- sians for a long time, so1-we have no a Yugoslav official commented. Final Session on Shifted to Monday The final aldermanic review by eminent domain' will bs the million budget at -7: 30 in the ..alder-manic for tonight has been until Monday night at addition, the aldermen have Aldermanic President Maurice L. Arel called off the session because of conflicting meetings. invited to attend a dinner-meeting in Manchester tonight to discuss the merit of .two bills pending in the The He is in New York on would empower municipali- but is expected to return to to levy special assessments ua early in the evening. construction of parking fa- The finance committee The dinner will be co- meet at and a public by the Downtown As- ing on acquisition of the ol Manchester Kealty properties on   

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