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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - June 30, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               Today's Chuckle One way to avoid excite- ment -is to live within your income. UMU UMMMkiM'I 11 H9W nvnipvMFv Weather Tonight Worm; GJoutly Tuesday Hot, Humid Rtport On Two VOL 101 NO. 103 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph EtlablUhed October 20, 1832 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY, JUNE 30, Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 24 PASES Price TEN CENTS Four Perish in Fire Four girls perished and 10. members of the Rev. Sherman Stevens'family escaped safely early yesterday morning when 'fire destroyed their ram- bling two-story Gilmanton Iron Works, home. The victims were 1.5; Bonnie, 13; Debra, 7; and Hope, 1. The Rev. Mr. Stevens, pastor of the Evangelical Baptist Church, and his wife said they were awakened. by. an explosion and found, them- selves trapped in their bedroom but managed to escape through the attic and a back staircase. (AP Wirephoto) 3 Nashuans Die In Auto Crashes By JOHN HARRIGAN The deaths of three Nashuans in single car crashes have boosted the state's highway death toll to 84 for this year. And in Gilmanton Iron Works, four of the 13 chil- dren of an Evangelical Bap' tist minister perished early Sunday morning when ex- plosions and flames des- troyed their two-story wooden home. Victims. Listed Yesterday at 2 a.m. William Kelley, 20, of 36b Orange Street was killed when the vehicle in which he was riding struck a utility pole near Stewarts' Cor- ner on the Lowell Road. Kelley died shortly after being ad- mitted to Memorial Hospital, while David Hunt of Hudson, is listed in satisfactory condition with multiple abrasions, contu- sions and head injuries. Killed in a Saturday afternoon crash in Chester were Donald E. Doiizanis, 20, of 15 Raleigh Drive, and Robert Rohrer, 18, of 11 Denise St. Douzanis died instantly, and was pronounced dead at_the scene by Dr. Wil- liam Hart, county medical re- feree. He said death was due to multiple injuries. Rohrer died later in Exeter Hospital. He died from shock and hemorrhagirig, authorities said. Police said the operator of the vehicle was Roland G. Blow Jr., 21, of 98 Walnut St., and that James Dunn, 18, of Oilman Asian Part of Nixon Tour To Pay Biggest Dividends By MAX FRANKEL NiW York Times Ncwl firiliu novelty of a stopover in..Romania.has thus far dominated the; public discussion .of President Nixon's round-the-world journey next month, but officials here look to the Asian part of the trip for their largest policy divi- dends. They say Nixon plans to as- sure non-Communist Asia of con- tinued American support, no matter how and when the war in Vietnam comes to an end. And they hope that he can per- suade various groups of Asian nations to plan for their own collective security in the post- war era so that the United States 'can- asstime'-a 'less' con- position an :the .region. Thoiign the metaphor .is los- ing favor here, the celebrated "domino theory" still influences the thinking of American poli- cymakers. They therefore fear that a less than impressive resolution in Vietnam may tempt Asians to look to. the So- viet Union and Communist China for future protection leaning toward them if not ac- tually "falling" under their in- fluence. To Combat Fears Nixon intends to combat such fears before they ;take-.root as he visits the Philippines, Indo- nesia, Thailand, India arid Pa- kistan.. .Simultaneously, ..Secre- tary of State William P. Rog- ers will be carrying the same message to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. Although the President's plan to visit Romania on the way home is clearly a political act in effect rewarding the Ro- manians for their doggedly in- dependent line against Soviet reported to have developed as something of an NIXON TOUR Page 2 Nashua Man Turns Up Alive After Officials Comb River By JOHN HARRIGAN .shua police, Merrimack author- A Nashua man went Fish and Game personnel, ming with friends in the Amherst firemen w e r e gan River Saturday, and the depths and shores jelieved drowned when he the black Souhegan. missed at about 6 at p.m. yesterday, By 8 p.m., Amherst and "victim" strode through the of the Nashua Police Sta- and identified himself as Powell to object of a search that had spanned two days. Sen. Cotton R. Lockwood, 34, of 171 West Hollis St., had spent WASHINGTON (AP) day Saturday swimming mer New Hampshire three friends at what is Lesley Powell has agreed as the "Steel Bridge" >oin the staff of Sen. Norris the Souhegan River, where on, R-N.H., as a part-time Post Road crosses the in Amherst. Sen. Cotton, making the before his disappear- nouncement today, said he reportedly dived off 'has fresh in mind the highest part of the bridge, programs and problems." swam around the area be- on said his own it. His friends last saw him under a Republican downstream, around a lave begun to take up his and he needs "skilled and Alarmed rienced assistance." During his governorship, missed him a short while later, and became alarmed ell served as chairman of searching the area. Au- Vcw England Governors in Milford were alerted, ence, the National they in turn contacted Am- Conference and president of National Council of State IN Be also served as an TELEGRAPH o the late Republican 9 Pearson 4 Styles Restoti 13 PIZZA by 21, 22, 23 Sports 16, 17 Comics 19 Suburban 10 Cook 4 Sulzburser 13 Famous thruout New 12 Taylor 4 147 W. PEARL 4 Television 20 Financial 5 Theaters 19 Finesf in Pizzas 1 Dr. Thosteson 19 Lawrence 4 Weather 2 (all 2 Regular 90c So S Ch TUESDAY ONLY Ttltphon. 1 1 A.M. to 2 minimum Man. thru if you're over. T Sundcyi 3 P.M. to herst Police Chief Donald Bour- don and Wilton Fish and Game Officer Berton Killer. Chief Bourdon enlisted the aid of the Amherst Fire Depart- ment and Nashua authorities also were asked for assistance. Two squad cars and the Nashua Police boat were dispatched to the scene. By 8 p.m., roughly three hours affer the disappearance, a large NASHUAN ALIVE Page 2 Street, was .a passenger in the ar. Treated in Exeter Blow was treated at Exeter hospital for a sprained ankle and released. Dunn was treated for contusions of the r 1 g h t shoulder and abrasions of the right foot and also released. State Police said the vehicle was heading east on Route 102 in Chester when it left oh a curve arid rolled over. Rohrer was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rohrer, while Dou- zanis was the soil of Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Douzanis. (Obituaries on Page Gllmanton Fire Meanwhile, fire claimed the lives of four of the 13 children of the Rev. Sherman Stevens in Gilmanton Iron Works yester- day. Dead were Vicki, 13, Debra, 7, and Hope, one year old. Their four brothers and four sisters escaped. The Rev. Stevens, pastor of the Evangelical Baptist Church, told firemen he and his wife were awakened by an explosion Sheriff's Office Here Slated to Stay Open County Commissioner Armand A. Beaulieu said today he has been informed by State Sen. Richard W. Leonard that plans to close the sheriff's office in Nashua have been abandoned. According to the earlier plans of Sheriff Lawrence Shea of Manchester, the branch sheriff's office in .the Superior Courthouse on Temple Street was to close Julyl. Beaulieu said Shea's decision to keep the office open came on the heels of a conference between him and county officials. Opinion Due Soon On Neverett Issue City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gorm- [ey Jr., said he planned to issue an opinion sometime 'today on whether the mayor could block purchase of the Neverett proper- ty by refusing to sign bond cer- tificates to finance the venture. Gormley declined to discuss his forthcoming findings pending de- livery of his written opinion to Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan and the Board of Aldermen.. He was asked 'by' Sullivan at the alderinahic meeting last Tues- day -what effect the-mayor's. re- fusal to sign the bond, certificates would liave on the, proposed pur- chase. At the tune, Gormley said he preferred; to study the question before stating an opinion. Since then, Sullivan has an- nounced he will refuse to sign the resolution which authorize! the is- suance of in bonds for purchase of the Neverett proper- ties. He. also .said he will refuse to sign the bond certificates when the bonds are told." The bond authorization resolu- tion was reapproved by the al- dermen last week after they over- rode Sullivan's veto, 10-J, with one abstention. Court Upholds Decision In Coolidge Kidnap Case CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The New Hampshire Supreme Court refused today-to overturn the murder-kidnapping conviction of Edward H. Coolidge, convicted in 1965 in the slaying of a 14- year-old baby sitter, Pamela tfason. The court rejected contentions by Coolidge's attorneys that there were errors in the trial which denied the defendant his rights, including an argument that evidence gained through a scientific process called "neu- tron activation analysis" should not have been allowed. Coolidge, now 32, a former oakery route salesman, was ac- cused of luring the girl from her Manchester home on the pre- text of taking a baby sitting as- signment and beating, stabbing and shooting her during a blind- ing snowstorm Jan. 13, 1964. Her body was found eight way 93 on the outskirts of Man- chester, Defense attorneeys, led by Mathias Reynolds of Manches- ter, contended that the neutron activation analysis "was not shown to have gained general acceptance in the scientific pro- fession, at least for the purpose of matching 'unknown par- days later off Interstate High-'tion. The Supreme Court upheld the trial court's ruling which disallowed the results of a test on hair but allowed as evidence testimony concerning other par- ticles found in Coolidge's car. The court said about 40 par- tjcles were examined through the process which determines the similarity of material through radioactive gamma rays. Coolidge currently is serving a life term in prison on the convic- and found themselves trapped in their bedroom. They fled through the attic and a back stairway of the two-story wood- en-frame home. The fire destroyed the house and a barn. 'The Rev. Stevens later con- ducted services at his church in the small town, about 15 miles from Laconia. "I had to go to my he said. "I just had to be there. It was the regular Sunday service, but I couldn't preach a sermon. I just couldn't preach today." A witness at the scene said the house "went up in 15 min- utes." Firefighters from several neighboring communities r e- sponded to the blaze. Massachusetts Deaths In neighboring Massachusetts during the weekend: Jesse Lewis and Stephan Lit- tle, both 16 and of Springfield, were killed early Saturday when their Wilbraham Bead in Springfield and crashed into a tree. Raymond Delpghia, 22, of Agawam, was killed Saturday in Granville in a two-car collision on Route 57. David .Van Amburgh, 15, of Newburyport, was electrocuted WILLIAM KELLEY DONALD DOUZANIS Saturday night while helping to I Rogei Heida Ji 2, of Spring- dismantle a carnival ude "-IJ Cashman Park. William A. MacKenzie, 19, of Williamstbwri, was killed early Sunday when his car left Route 7 in Williamstown, struck a tree and went down an embankment. Christine Nadeaii, 20, of Hoi- yoke, was killed early Sunday in West Stockbridge at the Massa- chusetts-New York line when a car in which she was riding was at'field was killed early Sunday 'when a car driven by his moth- er rah into a parked trailer truck on Route 20 in Springfield. Mark Gebron, 9, of Lpngmea- dow, became entangled in ropes of a. swing in his back yard Saturday and accidentally hanged himself. Thomas D. Coakley, 7, of Bos- ton's Hyde Park section, drowned Sunday while wading in a collision with a tractor i with his father at Sunset Lake1 trailer and another car. lin Braintree. Scions Eye Adjournment; Action on Major Items Due CONCORD, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire's legislators ground through the last few bills today seeking to wind up the 1969 session. Three major items were left action the teachers' ne- gotiation bill, the state employ- es salary increase, to cost million according to the latest figures, and the capital im- provements budget. AH three measures, including about 20 others, ence committees. on the teachers' .negotiations bill has reportedly taken the -Senate version which provided for stiff penalties for absenteeism and strikes but also made ne- gotiations mandatory and made the negotiations permis- sive. The. capital budget, as ap- proved by the Senate, had a 520 million .price tag, about mil- lion more than the House ver- sion. The conference committee was attempting to reach a com promise not only on the money figure but also bn some amend- ments tacked on by the Sen- ate. Amendments attached by the Senate on the employes, salary increase bill also was causing a conference committee to seek a compromise. There was a special Incentive for the 400-member House and 24-member Senate to adjourn today. Mileage payments were to be shut off today and few legislators, except those in the c: Concord delegation who have few miles to drive, were willing to come to the capital on their iwn. Nevertheless, some lawmak- ers felt the session might not end until Tuesday because of Moise Tshombe Dies of Heart Attack .ALGIERS (AP) Moise Tshombe, known as the "rubber man" of African politics, died Sunday of an apparent heart at- tack, The Algerian Press Serv- ice reported today. He was 49. A communique signed by 10 Algerian doctors said the for- mer premier of the Congo and leader of the breakaway state of Katanga appeared to have died in his sleep. It said an autopsy was to be performed today. The announcement of Tshombe's death came two years to the day after a French plane hijacker brought him to Algeria at gunpoint. The plane had been chartered to take Tshombe from Spain, where he had been living in exile, to Pal- ma de Majorca. After a deal fell through be- tween Algeria and the Congo to extradite Tshombe to Kinshasa (formerly Leopoldville) to face a death sentence, Tshombe's status became veiled In official silence. He was kept in solitary TRUST? Member, F.D.I.C. I by showing remarkable political resiliency in rebounding from utter defeat after the fair of Ka- tanga in 1963 to become premier of the Congo in July 1964. The man with Ihe moon face and toothy grin, inspired no in-be- tween emotions among Con- golese. He was either loved or hated. stands for "Moses was born in Musumba Nov. 10, 1919. His father was a rarity, a wealthy African businessman in an economy controlled by Bel- gians. Raised as a Methodist with a high school education, Tshombe MOISE TSHOMBE confinement for two years, well treated but denied contact with the outside world. Tshombe earned his nickname SONY and CRAIG TAPE RECORDER CASSETTE and REEL Large Selection BankAmericard Unicsrd FOTOMART CAMERA Corp. 178 MAIN ST. matt TO SWTK 01.NE.MA t'otoimirt Shop Fotomtrl" toured Europe before coming break violence, in September home to run the family's inter- ests, marry the daughter of a tribal chief and father 10 chil- dren. He served on several tribal and provincial councils in the 1550s, and when Belgium was ready to grant its colony inde- Charge Accounts INVITED .1 WE HONOR BANKAMERICARb UNICARD Nashua Wallpaper Co. PetrlSt. 8S1-M91 Open Thun. Nfjht till I pendence, Tshombe was pre- mier of its richest province. Independence came July 1, 1960, and the Congolese army mutinied soon after. Tshombe waited 10 days for President Jo. seph Kasavubu and Premier Patrice Lumumba to restore or- der, then declared independence for Katanga. Backed by Belgian mining firms and an army led by white mercenaries from South Africa and Rhodesia, Tshombe with- stood worldwide pressure and United Nations' efforts to end his secession for 30 months. It was during the first out- 1961, that U.N. Secretary-Gener- al Dag Hammarskjold was killed in a plane crash in North- ern Rhodesia, now Zambia. Hammarskjold was flying to a border town for cease-fire talks with Tshombe. TSHOMBE DIES Page the time-consuming take action on a funda- work of processing issue of our form of The Senate Friday sent without any Gov. Walter Peterson a is playing Russian roulette tion urging Congress to call the Constitution of ths national, constitutional the Dover 'Re- tion to establish a said. tax sharing said he favors the lax- Senate Judiciary principle but said it is Chairman James Koromilas to tamper with posed constitution. Welsh Bomb Alert After Blast in By RONALD Nixon's daughter, CAERNARVON, Wales who will attend the most All police reserves royal ceremony called up and a bomb alert coronation of Queen Eliza- broadcast across Wales after II in 1953, is bringing her time, bomb exploded in the small army of Secret Serv- diff post office today, the agents. Spokesmen wouldn't before Prince, Charles is to how many security men sworn in as sovereign of the would accompany her, but "We have no fears for her Police blamed the in Wales." on Welsh nationalist Welsh security force in who have threatened to was beefed up by the investiture Tuesday. They: English policemen, said the bomb blew a to look out for known hole in teh wall of- the extremists. post office, 150 miles south have to memorize 40 or faces of people regarded as Prince Charles, said one officer. leir to .the British throne, is we look on visit Cardiff Saturday after as. just another job. 'our-day tour of the country will be tolerant with demon- lowing his investiture as but anyone who gets of Wales at historic Caernarvon out of hand will receive Commenting on the c eremony will be viewed callup, a police an estimated television audi- said: "It wound't surprise me of 500 million around tha we have as many as Weathermen forecast in Caernarvon day. Finch Accepts the For Knowles' By JAMES K. STALE Egeberg, dean of the Uni- LOS ANGELES of Southern California secretary of health, school, was named to the post Saturday. and welfare says his second choice as his top health rejected Finch's recommendation of Knowles, an out- Roger will advocate of federally able to do a more effective medical programs whose than the man first included the American Association.. Republican congressmen told a news conference threatened not to support a B'nai B'rith dinner Sun- administration programs that the appointment had President Nixon nominated badly handled, and shoul- John H. Knowles as most of the blame for it. secretary for health and said he should have nominat- tific affairs, Secretary someone acceptable to Con- H. Finch said. Knowles "had come a he wasn't at fault, Finch "It could have been very "I asked him to: send Dr. cult for him to solve the and that's the name ha problems we face carrying he said. extra weight of this Nixon had named Knowles, symbolism on his said, the administration continued. "The man I chose have had to seek broad brilliant, support to pass Us does ,not have and this would have landicap. He will be able to the Republican party. more, which is the ultimate criterion." Boston, Knowles said Sun- MARTHA'S Sweet Shoppe 185 Main Street WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY out of respect for the late DONALD DOUZANIS American Medical Association, "hasn't won a thing." Knowles, director' of the Mas- sachusetts General Hospital, said Egeberg "thinks almost ex- actly the way I do." State Federal TAX RETURNS ARE DUE For Assistance Call FRED ACKLEY 883-3912   

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