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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 9, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle One substitute for experi- ence Is or 16 years of age, for example. Nashua New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper Weather Fair Tonight Cloudy Sunday Full Report on Page Two VOL 101 NO. 137 the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October M. ISM NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE. SATURDAY. AUGUST 196? Second diss Postage Paid AtNishiu.N.H. IS PAGES TEN CENTS Rapid Progress on Bridge Work on. the supports for the river bed. The bang of the air-driven new bridge over the Merrimack is driving rig has been heard steadily progressing rapidly, as workmen of the Cianchette- Construction Com- pany drive huge pilings into the in recent weeks. (Telegrapholo-Har- rigan) President's Plan Offers Aid To Poor, Savings For States By G. C. TIIELEN 3K. WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon wants a "New Federalism" that will ship tax dollars and job programs out of Washing- ton but nationalize the wel- fare system and give every poor family a basic income. Federal fncome The heart of the President's domestic proposals, announced In his broadcast Friday night, h a federal.income guarantee o! a year to a family of four, plus supplements until earnings reach the breadwinner is willing to work. Weekend Edition Stock Lisfs Teen-Age Page Extra Comics Swim Pool, Traffic Study j New Items Facing Aldermen By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER When the aldermen meet Tuesday "night, they willj take'final action on several controversial i among them the Neverett property purchase give a first look at several; other items sure to provide: plentiful tinder for new controversies. New Business Under new business, a first reading will be given to resolu- tions for the construction of a enclosed swimming pool and for initiation of a com- prehensive traffic study with an estimated cost of Coming up for final disposi- tion will be. the land, damage 'assessment for 'the Neverett property purchase add a measure allowing the city to borrow J175.000 interest from the Nashua-New Founda- tion for purchase of the pro- posed'Mine Falls Canal land. Also .marked for a Drst read-i ing and possibly approval under s rules suspension Is Franc Devaluation Not to Affect U.S. By LISA CRONIN NEW YORK The F r e EC h government's long awaited decision 'to devalue the franc caused no immediate con- cern in the United States. The Treasury Department an- nounced that the devaluation "win not affect the value of the United States dollar." It said Ihe French move be ac- commodated within the frame- work of existing 'exchange rates." Kevin Winch, vice president City Aldermen Get Library Land Plan On Tuesday A .measure to initiate eminent domain procedures to acquire five parcels in Ihe area destined for the new library wDl be brought, before the aldermen next Tuesday. Owners Involved Include Her- bert and Ruth Rolfe and the Na- shua Trust Alice C. Des- mond; Degasis Insurance Agency and the Nashua Trust Co.; and the Telegraph Publishing Co. The city and the owners have been negotiating but have been unable to agree oo prices. The .library Is to be buat on Court Street on the site of the old post office. PIZZA by Charles' FIQOGI thruout New England H7 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas GrimJefS (all varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY TtJephona 88M542 Dp.n II A.M. io 2 A.M. Won. thru Sat. i Sundiyi 3 P.M. to 7C O of Rinfret Boston Associates, said the move could cause an inflow of short-term funds into the United States like the one that occurred in the last qnar ter of 1968. "This would be purely tempo- scare he said. Analysts said the main affect of the devaluation would.be in- ternal to France. The French government's effort to lower its sources prices relative to other coun- tries by cheapening its currency would not seriously affect an ordinance to allow free park ing downtown en Saturdays. A sackful of business.crowds the agenda- for the meeting last which will start; at 8 p.m. This is the only aldermanfc session scheduled for t h' I s month. The aldermen will re- lurn their' twice a month meeting schedule, in September. "The Neverett purchase will dominate events of Tuesday's meeting.' Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan has notified the aldermen that 'In1 :he interest of saving paper" lo reproduce the Initiative peti- tion which he has inaugurated, he will give an oral report on the progress of the petition ef- fort during.the meeting. As he saves paper, Sullivan will also be buying time to aug- ment, the number of signatures For his petition. America's competitive position abroad, they said. However, France's trade position with biggest trade improve -with devaluation. I can't see any pressure on the dollar said Edwin A. Reichers, senior vice president of First. National City Bank; A cheaper franc may make French goods cheaper here and American goods more expensive in France, he said, bn! the dol- lar's position fs strong enough lo withstand this pressure. Reichers noted that the deval- uation will make it harder Britain to compete abroad. "The-pound-has traditionally been the first currency to be af- fected by this kind of thing, and il could be adversely affected by the French said Richard Kaufman, a vice presi- dent of Chase Manhattan Bank. Evidence of the Immediate pressure on sterling came as the pound dropped lo from Immediately after the, French government's rouncement. WOOLWORTH'S Downtown No'shua IS NOW AIR CONDITIONED The number of petitioners must at -least equal five per cent votes cast in the guberaatcrial election for a valid initiative petition. Sullivan seels to thwart ap- proval of the Neverelt property purchase by forcing the alder- men to.put the proposal to city-wide referendum by initia- tive. petition a little known provision of the rily charter. How the initiative petition should be applied to acquisi- tions made under eminent do- main, however, is unclear. The land damage as- sessment resolution coming up for. final approval sets the amount the city is willing to pay to take'the Neverett prop- erty by eminent domain. The owners have already stated SffDI POOL i His new "family assistance program" and other reforms would supplant the present aid to dependent children program, subsidize the working poor for the first time and add SI billion a year to the present J4.1 billion federal welfare bill. Welfare re- cipients would more than double to M.I million. The President called for grad- ual assignment of the Jl billon- a-year federal manpower pro- gram (o state and local govern- ments. Some J5SO million more would be added to expand Job training for welfare recipients and offer day-care centers for their children. Slate and local governments would also share H billion a year in federal revenues with few strings attached, beginning Plaa Applauded Republican leaders in Con- gress generally applauded the President's program. But action on the welfare reforms may be a year or two away, 'they cau- tioned, and revenue sharing Ij sure to face rough going. Chairman Wilbur D. Mills of the House Ways and Means Commiltee is one important Democrat who doubts Congress will shovel out money with few controls. His commiltee will consider the revenue sharing proposal, which House Republi- can leader Gerald R. Ford said could mount to J5 billion a year by mi. The President advocaled fed- eral payments ol J63 a month for recipients of three adult wel- fare to the blind, disabled and aged. The govern- ment now has a sliding scale of matching payments for the pro- grams. Nixon also announced execu- tive reorgaaizstioa of the snti- poverty ageacy for'a new'em- phasis on experimental job pro- grams rather than operation 01 proven ones.: 5 Stales'would save >7J5.S mil- lion a year in welfare cosij ua- der his federalized program, the President said. V He described a "welfare quagmire" that is threatening lo bankrupt state and local gov- ernments under a case load that has doubled in Ihe last 10 years. It discriminates against cer- tain areas of Ihe country, against male-headed families and against Ihe working poor, he said. Monthly payments range from a month for a family of four in Mississippi to J2SJ a month for a like family in New Jersey. The President said his family PRESIDENT assistance plan rests on three principles: "equality of treat meat, a work requirement and a work Incentive." 'Its benefits would go lo the working poor, as well as the he said. "To fam lies with dependent children beaded by a lather, as well as those headed by a mother; and basic federal minimum would be provided, the same in every stale." Every recipient, except moth- ers with children under age 6, would have to register with the employment service and accept Double Agent May Be Link In Vietnam Murder Probe By HIU.IAJI BEECHEH NIK York Tirau Slnrlcl WASHINGTON, Reliable disclosed here today that the investigation of eight special forces soldiers in South Vietnam centered on the mys- terious disappearance of a Viet- namese spy on the American payroll who haj believed to have been a double- agent working for the enemy. Military investigator! are looking into allegations thai the Vietnamese was killed and his body dropped Into the South China Sea. The special forces, or Green are facing pos- sible charges of murder and conspiracy lo commit murder. They include Col. Robert B. Rheault, who had commanded all of the special forces In for nam until ne was relieved of command last month as the investigation, got underway. According fo the sources, the investigation started last month after an American .officer, In charge of "handling" the mis- sing agent, reported rumors that the agent had been shot on Jane 20 In Nhafrang and dis- posed of at sea, his body wrap- ped In a weighted canvas tack. According to the 1 n f o r m e d sources, the Incident under In- vestigation occured this way: COL ROBERT B. RHEAVLT The Vietnamese agent, a ci- vilian working for the.special forces, was In charge of .a team of .non-American operatives who worked on both sides of (he Vietnamese Cambodian border, watching trails and spying on the activities of North Vietna- mese and Vietcorg soldiers. The operation was considered a successful one until last May, when some of the agents were killed. A special forces Inves- tigation turned up evidence of betrayal; with the finger point- ing (o the now-missing agent This information was brought to the attention of Rheault, who had taken command of the spe- cial forces on May and permission was allegedly asked and given lo "gel rid" of the man. Normally, In cases of this sort, the man would be Inter- rogated by the Americans and then turned over to Vietnamese authorities for further question- ing and for bringing of charges, If the evidence warranted. The allegation being probed Is that some of the Green Beret members row In custody broad- ly Interpreted Rheault's alleged permission lo "get rid" of the man. It Is understood here, how- ever, that there Is no direct evidence that the man was [n fact killed. No body has been found. Under investigation, besides Rheault, are: Maj. Thomas C. Middleton Jr. of Jefferson, S.C.: Maj. David E. Crew of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Capt. Ltland J. Bromley of Duncan, Okla.; Capt Budge E. William i of Athens, Ga.; Capt. Robert F. Marasco of BloomfieW, NJ.: Chief War- rant Officer Edward M. Boyle of New York City; and Sgl, Alvin L. Smith Jr. of Naples Fla. Coming soon to Nashua Trust MASTER CHARGE The Interbank Card Member; F. D.I. C' Charge Accounts INVITED WE HONOR 8ANKAMERICARD UNICARD Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Peart St. Open Thurs. Night till I either training or a Job to quali- fy for aid. The day-care centers would both encourage mothers lo work and provide them employment, the President said. In addition, recipients would receive a JJ5 a month bonus for job training. They could also keep the first JSO a month of outside earnings with no reduction in aid, plus M cents of dollar beyond that. Benefits Explained President Nixon described these benefits for Ihe working poor: "A family of five in which the father earns a which is the bard fart of We for many get fami- ly assistance payments o! for a total income of A family of seven earning a year would have its income raised to He took Issue with Ihe words "guaranteed prefer ring Instead his term "family assistance." "A guaranteed income would undermine the Incentive to the chief executive said. "The family assistance plan in- creases the incentive to wort" The President said he faces the "fact frankly and directly" that his proposals will be con- troversial. if we fail to make this In- vestment ia work incentives now, if we merely try to patch up the system here and there, we will only be pouring good money after bad in ever in- creasing he said. The President's proposal" would require all states lo pro- vide the difference between federal minimum and their present benefit level. Some IJ states now provide less than the J1.600 minimum for a family of four. President Nixon described Federalism" as turning the tide of power and responsi- bility that has flowed lo Wash- ington for 30 years and giving states a grealer measure ol re- as a way ol avoiding problems, bat as a bet- ter way of solving problems." He used the shift in manpower programs emphasize his point. "For the first time, applying the principles of Ihe New Feder- alism, administration of a ma- jor established federal program would be turned over lo states and local governments, recognizing that they are in a position lo do the job the President said. He plans to send three major messages lo Congress next week explaining his reforms in greater detail. to Reforms Mixed With Praise, Guarded Hope By CARL C. CRAFT EDITOR'S NOTE: Associated Press Writer Carl C. Craft was head ol the AFs Concord Bureau .before Us transfer to tie Washington news stalf early Ills summer. .WASHINGTON (AP) Offi dais from the federal to local levels reacted to President Kit on's welfare reform message principally with a mixture of praise and guarded hope. Most praise for the welfare revamping and revenue-sharing proposals outlined by the Presi- dent in a televised speech Fri- day night came from Republi- cans. .Sen. Jack Miller, R-Iowa, called it "the most enlightened, progressive and realistic state- ment of policy on welfare from any president In recent histo- ry." Opposition came from both parties, but principally from the big population areas. It was marked more by skepticism than criticism. House Ways and Means Com- mittee Chairman Wilbur Mills, D-Arlc., said he doubted Con- gress would go along with a no- strings distribution o! federal money to the states in a reve- nue-sharing program. Boston Mayor Kevin If. While, a Democrat elected in a nonpar tisan race, agreed with Nixon's sasic premise, but expressed re- gret that his program did not promise cities more financial aid. "The big northern cities wiU not he said. "To be said Sen. Al- bert Gore, D-Tenn., "I think it is a poor substitute for effective inflation control and full em- ployment "at decent wages." Even so. Gore added, "consid- eration of any reform is impera- radical measures. Millions of people, even those Savings Listed For N.E. States Under Nixon Plan WASHINGTON are Ihe While House estimates of savings to Ihe New England states la the first full year. If President Nixon's welfare and revenue-sharing proposals are enacted Into law. The figures (lo millions of dol- lars) are given In this order: revenue sharing; fiscal relief under welfare reform; total. Connecticnl-m; S4; M.I; Malne-5.1; I.t; 7.1. 36.1; M.7. New Hampshirt-3.1; 4.0. Rhode 5.1; J.5. 1.1; J.t. ESEZSSBKffi End of Quarantine Near For American Moon Men By HOWARD BENEDICT SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) Doctors plan loday to take final blood samples from the Apollo H astronauts to de- termine whether the spacemen are free to leave their quaran- tine quarters. If astronauts Neil A. Arm-, strong, Edwin E. AMrin Jr. and Michael Collins are as healthy as they Jaok, they'll be released from Isolation late Sunday or early Monday. The Jl-day quarasline period, which began the day Armstrong and Aldrin closed the hatch of the lunar landing vehicle on the moon, normally would end at 1 a.m. EDT Monday. The decision on early depar- ture will be up to the Interna- tional Agency for Back Contam- ination, the group which set the quarantine period. Dr. Charles, A. Berry, the astronauts' chief physician, will report (o the committee members Sunday. Berry will review the condi- EVERY NIGHT IS SHOPPING NIGHT AT 'NASHUA MALL 30 Great Stores .Open Til Monday thru Sat lion of the Apollo 11 pilots and the findings made during the ex- amination of the rocks they brought back. No harmful or- ganisms have been discovered in the moon soil. Dr. Charles Fischer, space agency doctor isolated with the astronauts, reported: "We're highly encouraged with what we've seen so far. Everyone ap- pears In excellent health." Two previous blood samples taken from the astronauts showed nothing unusual. The astronauts spent most of Friday working on the pilots' re- port of their historic mission In which Armstrong and Aldrin spent nearly JZ hours on the moon. They also looked at films of the flight and saw a movie, "The Chairman of Ihe Board." After their release, they will spend a day with their families. On Tuesday, they will hold a news conference here and then will start a whirlwind round ol festivities honoring their feat. They have a full day Wednes- day, with ticker tape parades in New York and Chicago and a stale dinner in Los Angeles hosted by President Ninon. steadily employed, simply can- not make ends meet." Ohio's Republican Gov. James A. Rhodes said Nixon "has recogniied that our present welfare system is anti-. quated and obsolete." Gov. Daniel J. IVans ol Washington, also a Republican and chief spokesman for the na- tion's governors on revenue- sharing mailers, said Ninon's proposal "could ultimately be more dramatic in its impact on slate and local government than any federal fiscal action ever taken." "For the first time since the said Senate Republican Whip Hugh'Scott Of Pennsylva- nia, "the emphasis has shifted from custodial to remedial pro- grams." Whitney Young Jr., executive director of the National Urban said the speech "is (he first recognition that welfare is a national problem, demanding income guarantees by the feder- al government. "Another major Young REACTION Page S Inquest Set For Sept. 3 In Ted Case EDCARTOWN, Mass. A court Inquest is to open Sept, J into the death of Mary Jo Ko- pechne, drowned July 18 when. Sen. Edward M. car- ran off a, bridge Into tida! pool. The date was set by Judge James A. Boyle Friday after a meeting with Dist. Ally. Ed- mund Dinij, who invoked law that allows district alter neys to "require" courts to con- duct Inquests in accidental deaths. Dinij said he called for Ihe in- quest lo determine positively the cause of the death and the circumstances surrounding the accident. Dims had said earlier >lanncd lo call Kennedy aj a witness along with others who attended the cookout pirty the night of July 18 on Chappaquid- dick Island. But he said Friday that Ken- nedy was not among the 15 wit- lesscs he plans lo call. He said )e would not rule out the possl- Jility of calling the senator, however. Kennedy haj said he will cooperate with as tejuest in ev- ery way possible. He cancelled a planned trip (o Europe to 09 ri hand if needed. '69 Chevrolets Daily Rentals as low as per.doy Coll Teri 888-1121 MacMulkin, Chevrolet TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH; Abby Church Classifieds H-17 Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope. 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