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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - July 15, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                                Today's Chuckle An optimist is a man who thinks the dry-cleaners are shrinking the waistline of his trousers Nashua Celeq New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper Weather Clear Tonight Sunny, Hot Tomorrow Full Report on Page Two VOL. 101 NO. 114 Caofinuinj the Kcw Hampshire Telegraph Established October M. 1831 NASHUA. NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, JULY 15. 1969 Second CUss Postage Paid AtNishat. N.U- 20 PAGES Pries TEN CENTS Area Girl, 16, Dies In Crash By JOILN HARRIGAX A Merrimack girl was killed and another girl was critically injured last night when the car in which they were riding crashed after a wild seven-mile police chase. Dead on arrival at St. Joseph's Hospital was Lillian Witham. 16, of Thornton Road, Jlerrimack. Dr. John Spring, medical referee for Hillsborough County, ruled accidental death due to a fractured skull. It was the state's SSth highway fatality of 1969. (Obituary on Page 2) Critical la 'critical condition at St. Joseph's is Janice Stevens, 17, of Severns Bridge Road, Am- hersi. She suffered a fractured stall, a fractured right arm, and possible internal injuries. The accident occurred at p.m. on Route 101-A near Round Pond. The death vehicle, a late- model sportscar. reportedly ca- reened off one side of the road before veering over to the op- posite side and flipping over several times. The car landed about seven miles until the crash took place. "When my men tried to stop he said last night, "they just took off." Not Injured Miraculously, neither Do- charme nor Martel were in- jured in the crash. They re- portedly were on their feet vhen the ambulance arrived.. The crash scene quickly be- came a massive traffic snarl, as curious motorists joined or dinary travelers on the busy upside down, its roof crushed. 101-A and clogged the Driver of the car was Identi-larfa. hampering efforts by, po- fied Ducharme, 18, of Lake St.-. Michael K. Mar- tel, 18, of Merrimact Road, Amherst, was a passenger. Sioiea Vehicle Police said the car was a stolen vehicle. They said it had lice and firemen, who were at- tempting wash gas spillei froin the Wngled.car's tank. About io gallons of gasoline leaked from the tank of the overturned car, causing concern among officials who feared an explosion. Three units from the been taken from Hackett's NasDUa rire Department. were Chevrolet ia Hampton last Sat- urday, and .that representatives of the Hampton Police Depart- ment are en route to Nashua to Investigate. piicharme appeared in Nashua District Court this morning on charges of reckless operation of t motor vehicle, death resulting. operating a motor vehicle after license revocation. He en- tered CO plea, and his rase was postponed for two weeks. Ban was set at The court ordered him held at County, JiU in Winchester. A Nashua pcfite spokesman" said be, .wouM be transferred to Manchester some- time ifteFnooi -Police also eld Ducharme was an from the HiHsborough County Farm In Grasmere. They said he last Thursday. The events leading to the fatal crash began when, accord- ing to Amherst police, a woman living on the Merrimack Road called authorities to complain that a vehicle was speeding hear herhome.' Amherst. Officer Norman Clark was sent to the area, and reportedly observed a vehicle proceeding south. The vehicle allegedly fled'at a high speed, and he pursued it to the crash scene. Amherst Police Chief Donald Bourdon said the chase covered at the scene, both washing gas GIRL DIES Apollo 11 Poised For Epic Voyage; Astros Confident Scene of Fatal Crash Lillian Witham, 16, of Merrimack, died last night in this sportscar on Route 101-A after a police chase from Amherst One other girl critically injured when the car careened off the road and flipped over several times. (TeJegraphoto-Harrigan) Page 1 Task Force Tax Hearing Oh Thursday CONCORD, N.H. -The subcommittee on state reven- ues of the New Hampshire Citi- zens'. Task Force are to begin hearings ;Thursday testi- mony from tax .Commissioner tawtqn Chandler. r ChairmanJfolytj'alazd said his group .will bear from num- erous 'spokesmen "for 'various viewpoints during the next two months.'.- "We need every point of view if we're going to approach this problem Palazzi said. He said the subcommittee members. had agreed to look closely at ..state, and local fax structures lo pinpoint inequities and ".Yiplore ways of' saving through the present structures. Palazzi said Oliver Marvin of New Castle, former chairman oi the state Tax Commission, and John York of Kensington have agreed to join the subcommit- tee. Vermont Man, 35, Is NHS'Principal By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER Vincent W. Dumah, as- sistant superintendent of Chittenden South Super- visory District, Shelbume, Vt., is the new principal at Nashua High School. Confirmed Unanimously The appointment of (the35-year- old administrator to Nashua's lop post was unanimously con- finned at a spedar meeting of the'Board of Education last night at a starting salary of He succeeds. Patrick' J.1' 45, who refired.Iast 195S' graduate of Boston College with a BA de- gree in' history and government, dad considerable" experience in New Hampshire schools before joining school; systems in Ver- mont. He has taught social studies in Groveton and at the Jfonroe High School, Rochester.: At Kenneth High. School in Conway, he was department chairman of social studies. He has served as principal at the Groreton High School and at Champlain Valley Union School, Hinesburg, VL In addition to his present ad- ministrative duties, Durnan is caching administration and sa- srrisory courses at St. llichael College, Winooski, VL In 1957, he was granted a mas- er's degree in education by Bos- on State College and has taken New North Vietnam Moves Expected by Nixon Aides Critics Still Seek Compromise Despite ProutyMoveonABM By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Winston L. Prouly'j announce- ment of support for the Safe- guard program has moved the administration close to Senate approval of the missile defense but critics still are plugging for a compromise. Sen.' George D. Aiken, like Prouty a Vermont Republican, says by giving a little ground the administration could com- mand W of tie 1W Senate votes rather than taking a chance on a one or I wo vole victory. The latest Associated -Press poll shows the Senate evenly jpJit. 49 opposed and 49 for the ahliballistic missile ABM program as proposed by the ad- ministration. Sen. John J. Wil- R-Del., haj not com- mitted himself and Sen. Thomas he also Is nncommitttd. Mcln- tyre had beta liiled aj opposed lo ABM because he has offered an amendment which the ad- ministration has not endorsed. A tie vote would be broken by Vice President Sptro T. Agnew, at presiding officer of the Sen- graduale courses In counseling al the University of New Hampshire In administration at Har- vard University and in supervision at the University of Maine By Harry F. Rosenthal CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) The Apollo 11 astronauts spent the day before their 'trip to the moon reviewing the night plan as servicing, of their spaceship continued flaw- lessly and ahead-' of schedule for Wednesday's launch, Happy To Fly "We are happy to be ready to fly." said Neil A. Armstrong, the spaceship commander.: At dawn Wednesday, hours before their scheduled a.m. EOT liftoff, -Arm- win E. Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins crawl into their capsule to begin man's most ambitious exploration. The weather outlook was good. 'The three ol us hare no fear of launching out on this expedi- said Armstrong.'set to be- come earth's first messenger, on the moon: "I'm'sure that Amer- ican ingenuity and American craftsmanship have given us the best equipment that can be made1 available. We are: happy to be ready to fly." Janet Armstrong, the astro- naut's wife, .arrived during the night to be at the Cape when message. Apollo'11 vaults into the'heav-'experts saw-in.their unmanned ens." The other wives stayed .vehicle an.attempt to pluck soil borne in Houston, Tex. (samples from the moon and re- "I plan lo sleep, lie in the sun tu'n before and read the flight Aldrin and Collins'can deliver said Aldrin ot their 'Ity [lunch day with emphasis on the last, word as the three astro- nauts appeared at a televised news .conference Monday night Aldrin is scheduled to follow Armstrong down, the steps of their lunar Under early next Monday. Collins remains in orbit overhead In the command ship, awaiting their return. The astronauts, in sports relaxed as they answered questions. Not far away, bathed In flood- lights like the pampered star it is, stood, the ttJ-foot tall Saturn if he would be disap- pointed if the Russians first shared lunar dirt, Aldrin said: "I'm sure all ot us would. We'd like lo return with everything we set out to'do on (his flight." Kennedy Statement What Ihey set out to do was proposed by. President John F. Kennedy in believe thai this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before this decade is'out, of landing a'man on the moon and returning him safely to earth." Their precise flight plan By MAX FHANKEL .Vjili'jrwk TimW'Nlwi tiritu" WASHINGTON Neither the lull on; the battlefield nor the Impasse at the conference table being taken at face value iy the" men guiding Vietnam policy for the Nixon adminis- Iration. They expect new moves by the enemy in both places iat will again accelerate both the fighting and the bargaining. President Nixon and his aides thus also expect to pass the summer without a clear indica- tion of Hanoi's basic stralegy at this time. They are said to believe that North Vietnam will try to remain poised for two different courses a c tl o' n: wearing United Stales with reduced but prolonged military action or settling In Paris for a fairly srrift deal if it seems to promise Jong- range political benefits. Faced with this ambiguity, of- ficials here are finding it dif- ficult to settle upon a single ourse. For instance, Nixon Is gen- erally expected to announce other set-of troop withdrawals next' month. If the fighting con- tinues at a low level, he may, act early in the month rather han planned. iut deeper calculations must be fix the'size of the Btx which1 Is expecleV o be. at. least' men but possibly "as many'as Choices Weighed- In weighing these choices anc what additional nducements to'offer at the ne- gotiating table, even the highest fficials here, do not pretend to a reliable explanation or the enemy's decision to avoid action Streeter Pursues Head Start Probe PIZZA by Charles- Famous thruout New England W. PEARL ST. finest in Pizzas Grinders (an, varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY Tel.prion. 88M542 II A.M. TO 2 A.M. :Mon..thni Sat. Sundays 3 P.M. Midnift favor of the adminislra- Aiken, who has announced his opposition to the ABM proposal as it stands, suggested in an in- lervieir the administration could pick up 10 votes if any agreement could be reached on the sites for building Safeguard radars and arming them with missiles un- til later. The senator noted that ABM proponents have said there Is ho intention of installing mis- siles in the next three years. Aiken1 conceded Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield and oth- er hardcore ABM opponents probably wouldn't be swayet because they want 'any develop- ment and testing to be in the Pacific rather than at proposed missile sites In the Uniled States. Aiken said he thinks the pro- posal by Mclntyre for construc- tion of only radars and put com- ers on the Iwo siles in Montana and North Dakota picked by the administration needs "further refinement" to concede that the administration can win as mat- ters stand, Allen said he had anticipated Prouty's support of the program. QUARTERLY State Federal TAX RttURNS ARE DUE For Assistance Call FRED 883-3912 TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Aboy Obiluaricj Pearson Reston Sports Iff..., Suburban 8, 9! Biossal Classifieds It Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope Lawrence Nashua Scene 4 15 IS Television 4 Theaters 15 IS "i Dr. Thosteson 14 Weather j flicker What's So Special About FREE CHECKING NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're Member, FJU.C. Councilor Bernard A. Streeleri Jr., of Nashua today said he is continuing his investigation re- lative to the dismissal of Mrs. Mary B. Malarkey as director of the local Head Start program. Mrs. Malarkey was ousted late last May by the Community Action Program board of di- rectors for Hillsborough County. The councilor took strong ex- ception to Ihe release of an in- vestigative report by Robert R. id, director of the state )ffice of Economic Opportunity, le said the CAP board released the report Thursday and that he, who had asked for the investiga- :ion, did not receive his copy until Saturday. DeVoid's report supported the firing of Mrs. Malarkey. Slreeler said, "At a mceling of Governor Waller Pelerson and the Executive Council yes- terday, I asked for a 'report on .he powers and duties of DeVoId. Who Is he answerable lo? How does the state figure In federal OEO He said he has asked Alexan- der Tafl of Greenville, slate co- ordinator of federal funds, !o prepare said report on DeVoId. Slreeler said, "Mrs. Malar- ley's case meriu further slody and consideration. I plan to ex- amine DeVoid's 'whitewash closely before Issuing a state- ment. "Mrs. Jfalariey has been an outstanding leader In the Head ilart program. Her case should be reconsidered." He said he still awaits an In- vestigation he requested by the nvestigative Division of OEO, Office of ihe President. U.S. Rep. Edith Jreen of Oregon, who once aughl at the same school with Mrs. Malarkey, has been ap- >rised by letter of the situation by her supporters. The cbngresswoman has been ;ent Telegraph clippings and tellers and reports regarding .he controversy. A copy of this letter has also been mailed lo J.S. Senators Korris Collon and Fnomas J. Mclntyre, and U.S. Rep. James, C. Cleveland. KUHLS MARINE PRODUCTS Availobje ot Nashua Wallpaper Co, 1MW. Pearl St. S32-HH Open Tnuri. 'ta Moreover, officials are rio onger so sure as they were a short time ago. that the lull ril! end with another-resoiind- ng offensive throughout South 'ielnam. They' think now thai Vietnam may more modest level of fighting and a larger number 'of hit- and-run terror strikes that keep the American casually rates wen above 1M every week but ivoid the, huge losses. sufferec by the enemy-In most 'major engagements, City Tax Rafe Due in August George A. Dionne, chairman of the Board of Assessors, said today the lax rate will be sometime after Aug. 1. He said the state Tax Commis- sion, which most confirm the rale, informed the assessor! reslerday II will be ready to meet with local official; to dis- cuss property tax rales only after Aug. 1. "How soon Kit (ai rale comes out after Dionne said, 'will depend on how early our appointment with the commis- sion Is." The present rite ii, but with a million annual appropriations It Is ex- pected the rale will ioom' op- ward. 'r BUS TO US! Hourly From Downtown To. Air-Conditionecl NASHUA, 'MALL'   countries said Salvadorean officials reported some Honduran troops had crossed the border Into Et Salvidor. Sources ia troops on the Salvadorean frontier, violation of air space and the knowledge that Hondo-ran Iroops and air force personnel had mobilized in Santa Rosa PEACE TEAM 1 A Long Row fo Hoe Summer farming in the Nashua area Is In full swing. At the Rodonls Farm, !n UtchfieM, three workers turn the corner of ,thdr last row for the day.1 William J, Rodonls said tain is that'his biggest prob- lem to date is woodchucks. These three men are working on a project Rodonis Is conducting In cooperation with the University of New Hamp- shire, an experiment with mulch under: plastic for plants. (Telegraphotor Harrigan) A   

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