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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - June 7, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Cutback Ordered In Youth Corps Enrollment Figure Ntw TMM NIDI itrilM WASHINGTON The Labor Department has ordered a one- third reduction in enrollment of the Neighborhood Youth Corps' year-round out of school pro- gram and a complete halt in hiring youths that program. 18 or older for The (129 million authorization for the 1M9 fiscal year provided training opportunities for persons, under the cut-back this summer will be slashed by ap- proximately Labor Department officials say this is part of an effort to gel young school dropouts to return to school. The purpose of the Youth corps, they say, is to keep youngsters in schools or persuade them to return when they drop out. Those over age who will no longer be accepted, will be encouraged to enter other Labor Department training programs, particularly the job opportunities in the business sec-lion program the National Alliance of Businessmen, There, Ihey will be trained for jobs in industry. Some local neighborhood Youth Corps administrators feel that the age cutoff cripples the job placement aspects of the program and reduces 11 to supporting 16 and 17, year olds for whom they cannot find work. The Neighborhood Youth Corps is a "work experience" program which funds summer employment, year- round in-school employment, and out-of-school employment for youths, age 16 through 21. Us most visible impact Is In the summer employment program, which pays minimum wages to youngsters and keeps them busy with special work projects. Those hurt most by the Labor Department directives will be Jlder dropouts, who looked on ihe Neighborhood Youth Corps as a training and placement operation. The age limitation eliminates this group and leaves local ad- ministrators ivilh teen agent too young to be placed In most union, civil service, heavy in- dustrial and bondable jobs. In a telephone interview, Wit liani Freeman, assistant direc- tor of New York City's Neigh- borhood Youth Program, ex- pressed "grave concerns" over the two directives. "The age he said, "will hamper our efforts at placement. The real hard-core dropouts are the 18 to 21 age Bailment group who hive been out of school for (wo years aixl learned the street our average age in the program Is 18 "The program usually half. Seventy-eight per kids out Into employment our cnrollces arc 18 or six months. We can't move 16 and 17 year olds. We Youth Corps director in Los Lists have to almost keep all of San Francisco, in for the full two years." Some of the strongest objections to 'the age freeze and Omaha agreed that the age limitation was a more immediate problem than Page come from Cleveland. city's Youth Corps director, Thaddeus W. Adamaszek, Francisco executive director Orville Luster Comics "this really puts i bind in can live with tho Today's Chuckle The latest thing in clothes is the woman who is the latest to arrive at a party. Nashua New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper Weather Partly Cloudy Tonight Cloudy, Cooler Sunday Report On Page Two VOL. 101 NO. 84 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October 20, 1832 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY. JUNE 7. 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 20 PASES. Pric. TEN CENTS Nixon And Thieu Primed For Rendezvous Vietnamese Chief Is Fully Prepared By GEOUGE McABTHUR SAIGON (AP) President Nguyen Van Thieu o South Vietnam has abandoned his government's old ap proach of playing it by ear in meetings with U. S. poli cymakers. Instead he is preparing thoroughly for hi meeting with President Nixon on Midway Island Sun day. Angling For Meeting going along with Nixon's eigh Thieu has been angling for the point peace plan, meeting since shortly after Although the two president on's inauguration, and diplomat ic sources say U.S. agreemen was part of Thieu's price foi Last Stop For Budget On Tuesday The million cargo of ex- penditures called the 1969 muni- cipal budget is headed for its last stop Tuesday night. It Is to dock at the Board of Aldermen session for, final proval. Monday night the aldermen will meet to give a final review to the fiscal outlay, iip by million for an estimated {6 rise in the present tax rate of ?83. The aldermen were to have given the budget a last look Wednesday night but the ses- sion was postponed because of conflicting commitments. Broken down on a per capita basis, using a population figure of the budget represents a per person expenditure of This amounts to for public safety services (fire, po- lice, civil 532.13, for public works services; for education; for other public services; and to pay off the municipal debt. j agree in principle on the plan there is vast room for disagree ment on the mechanics of car rying it out. Gaps between Saigon am Washington thinking on a futur South Vietnamese governmen have become increasingly evi dent in recent days. Thieu knows Nixon is determined t de-Americanize the war, ana Thieu will be probing at Midwaj to find out just how far the Unit ed States is willing to go to do that. Thieu recently threatened to 'ight on alone rather than ac- cept a coalition government in Saigon, and during his visits to Seoul and Taipei he said he vould not even talk about a coa- ition government when he gets o Midway. Nixon's peace plan doesn't specifically call for a coalition vith the National Liberation 'ront, but its provision for free elections inevitably would brinj ome form of NLF participation n electoral planning and proc- esses. Secretary of State William P. togers has become increasingly nsistent that the United States s willing to negotiate almost anything in Paris. We are not wedded to any government in Rogers aid at a news conference Thursday. He added that the only point that is not negotiable is the President's call for free elections. MIDWAY MEETING MIDWAY IS.. PACIFIC OCEAH HAWAII IS. >_; Harbor M EASTERN Presidents Nixon and Thieu meet tomorow at summit session. Former President Lyndon B. John- Midway Island, American mid-Pacific strongpoint, son conferred with Thieu in Hawaii July 19 1968 for the latest United States South Vietnamese New North Vietnam Surge Seen As Summit Reaction By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON (AP) A second ay of heavy fighting and arlil- ery duels flared across South ietnam today with mounting asualties. The enemy appar- ntly intends to keep the pres- lire on through Sunday's Mid- fay Island conference between resident Nixon and President 'guyen Van Thieu. Military spokesmen and bat- North Vietnamese and Viei Cong soldiers were killed in the past 48 hours. The U.S. Command said it had no firm count on American casualties for the same period, but a check of field reports anc military sources indicated more than 60 Americans have been killed and more than 200 wound- ed. Initial reports from South Neverett Land Bond Issue Due for Showdown Tuesday efield reports said about Vietnamese sources put govern- ment losses at 107 troops killed and 379 wounded. In addition, 19 civilians were killed and 95 wounded. Gen. Creighton AV. Abrams, commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, said he did not think the new surge of enemy activity (hat began Thursday night a summer offensive. By CLAUDETTE DUROCHEH Coming up for a showdowr at the aldermanic meeting Tuesday night will be a bond issue resolution for pur chase of the Neverett properties on Garden Street next to Cits Hall. When the proposal was dis cussed by the finance committee May 15, Alderman-at-Large Maurice L. Bouchard expressei himself as staunchly opposed to the purchase as an unnecessarj expenditure. The resolution states the acquisition is for the future expansion of City Hall. But in discussion Alderman-at-Large Francis LaFlamme, chairman of the lands and buildings committee, said the property meant to be used to ex pand the Elm Street parkin lot. Vigorously supporting the pur chase on grounds that th downtown needs additiona parking area if it is to survive were Aldermen-at-Large Don aid R. Hardy and John V. dies son. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan has been cool to the proposal bu las .not indicated he plans to block it. Condemnation Hearing At a condemnation hearing this week, James Sullivan counsel for the W. J. Neveret Sealty Co., Inc., owner of the iroperties, said the firm was 'avorable to the and asked for damages of The lands and buildings committee recommended purchase by eminent domain after they were unable to come to terms with the Neverett interests. Purchase negotiations reportedly started with an asking price of The city's initial offer has not been disclosed. Under communications, the board will read a letter from Henry A. Bechard Jr., chairman of the Downtown Associa-NEVERETT LAND Page don't think they (the enemy) are doing anything diffei said Abrams in an intei view at Saigon's Tan Son Nhul airport shortly before departing with 0. S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker for the Midway conference. "They're (the Communists) just trying to harass and inflict casualties. 1 think the real pui )ose is psychological in terms of the people in the United Abrams said. Abrams meant that the Communist Command wants to inflict heavy American casualties in Me Massive Searx MERUIMACK Police here issued a call today for volunteers o aid in a massive search Sunday for a 24-year-old woman missing since June 1. Officials said the woman, Helen ichwcd, left her home Sunday. ihe is the same woman who was ost in last winter's worst snowstorm but was found alive later under a pile of snow. Police said they "need as m.iny volunteers as we can get." Plan :h for Woman requested that volunteers meet at the Merrimack Fire Station tomorrow morning at Searchers are advised to bring a lunch. Police said the search will be centered on a wooded area extending from the Baboosic Lake Road to a point eight miles south. The missing woman was wearing a blue blouse, charcoal slacks and blue sneakers at the time of her disappearance. She is five feet, four inches tall, weighs 1.10 pounds, and has dark hair. See it now at the "FOTOMARTV Bel! Howell Home movies that talk! It's easy to take sound movies FOTOMART CAMERA Corp 178 MAIN ST. NEXT TO STATE CINEMA "Be Fotosmart. Shop JUNE SPECIAL ALL LADDERS Wood Aluminum PRICE Nashua Wallpaper Co. 1M W. Pearl St. 882-9491 OPEN Thurs. 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. That's what! Member, to the Death of ALBERT (LUKE) LAVOIE LAVOIE'S MARKET 189 Kinsley Street and BON MARCHE MARKET 64 West Hoi 1 is Street WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY TIL in efforts to bring public opinion to bear on Nixon to end war. American commanders claimed some smashing victo lies along the Cambodian bor- der northwest of Saigon, includ- ing a night-long battle in which 213 North Vietnamese soldiers were killed and only two U.S. soldiers were wounded. Despite being outnumbered more than 10-to-l, field reports said U.S. forces repelled the regiment-sized attack with artil- lery, bombers and helicopter gun ships bringing heavy fire on the enemy. Military spokesmen reported 63 rocket and mortar attacks overnight on bases and towns, including Da Nang, South Viet- nam's second largest city. The U.S. Command said ualties. and damage from the shelling were light. The new upsurge in enemy ac- tivity, which began Thursday night, has been linked to Sun- day's conference on Midway be- tween Thieu and Nixon. Military analysts described it as a continuation of attacks that periodically reach a high point of intensity aimed at "influenc- ing the political situation" and making an impact at the time Nixon and Thieu and their ad- visers are holding key strategy talks. While U.S. and South Viet- namese forces had their hands full in fighting along the corri- dors leading from Cambodia to Saigon, a new threat appeared !o be developing along the de- militarized zone. Troop Withdrawal Seen As Top Item By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) President Nixon wings westward over the Pacific today for crucial ferehces with South Vietnam's President Nguyen Van Thieu on U. S. participation in the war and on ways to achieve peace. President Nixon and his delegation will leave from El Toro Marine Air Station, south of Los Angeles, at EOT. Sunday Sessions I attacks in South Vietnam in the The summit sessions are set past two days, apparently in an 'or Sunday on remote Midway Island, after an overnight stop for the President in Honolulu and a final strategy session .here with his key advisers. In three working meetings for which they have allotted five lours, Nixon and Thieu will cov- er such questions as troop lev- els, Vietnam's ability to take over an increasing military role, elections and the namese political outlook. effort to influence the talks. And some critics of U.S. Viet? nam policy have voiced doubts about the usefulness of the meeting. Sen. J. W. Fulbright, chairman of the Foreign Rela- tions Committee, said, "The meetings President Johnson had didn't result in anything signifi- cant." Troop level discussions raise the question of troop withdraw als. And Nixon promised in his May 14 speech outlining an eight-point peace plan that there vill be no unilateral American withdrawal. But the word from Saigon is Hat Thieu expects Nixon to iush for de-Americanization of 16 war. Furthermore, ary of State William P. Rogers, le No. 2 man in the American elegation to the Midway talks, aid Thrusday he has no doubt ie Vietnamese government is moving in the direction of let- ing its own forces replace U.S. orces. He said the training of the outh Vietnamese to assume more combat duty was moving long rapidly. Reports have persisted that hieu and Nixon would come up Nixon will arrive in Midway, Viet-. a dot of land miles west of 'Hawaii where the United States won a crucial naval victory in' World War II, at 4 p.m. EDT. Thieu follows in 15 minutes. Each chief executive will re- ceive full military honors. Brezhnev Attacks Red Chin a MOSCOW Soviet par- chief Leonid I. Brezhnev de- clared today the damage to vorld communism caused by led China is "impossible to un- derestimate." uv Addressing delegates of 73 an announcement Sunday meeting m plans for withdrawal of .S. troops from the fightin, ones. White House officials ave not denied this outright al lough they have said they new of no firm basis for the re- orls. They also have said that oop strength naturally would nter into the Midway discus- ons, as is always the case at uch a meeting. The Viet Cong and North Vict- amese have stepped up their the Kremlin, Brezhnev said Chi- na had, in fact, broken with the Communist movement. "The practical activities of Peking in the international are- na more and more convince us of the fact that the international policy of China actually broke with proletarian international- ism and lost class Socialist con- he asserted. Brezhnev's speech, broadcast by Moscow radio shortly after it was delivered, was the most bit- ter attack on China to come from the three-day-old confer- ence so far. Contrary to the claims of Ro- manian party chief Nicolae Ceausescu, however, conference spokesmen said there had been no advance agreement not to as- sail other parties. There was no immediate word on the reaction of Romania and other parties to Brezhnev's "re- ported attack on Red China. They objected Friday to other parties' criticism of the Mao Tse-tung regime. Ordinance Asks {Angle Parking on Main St. 1 An ordinance to eliminate angle i parking on Main Stret in favor of parallel parking is headed for a first reading by the Board of Aldermen Tuesday night. It is co-sponsored by Alderman- at-Large John V. Chesson, chair- man of the traffic committee, and Alderman Richard P. Joyce, a committee member. The move is in line with a recommendation by the Bruce Campbell Associates in their re- cent TOPICS study to expedite traffic flow on the city's main arteries. The Last Edition A pressman scrawled this numerical reminder that the last edition had been run on the Telegraph's old Duplex tubular press. The "30" means, literally, "the and is a newspaper term signifying the end of a story. The Telegraph is now printed on a 64-page Hoe press in a new addition at the rear of the plant. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 141 Pearson Church Classifieds 16, 17, 18, 19 Teen Comics 14, 15 Television Crossword 12 Theaters Editorial Financial Horoscope Lawrence Obituaries 4 Social 9 Sports 13 '3 10 14 4 Dr. Thoslcson 12 6 Weather 2 12 Women's Page 8   

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