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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 22, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                                Today's Chuckle A person wearing a is going around under an as- sumed mane. Nashua New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper Weather Coo! Tonight Wormer Saturday Full Report on Page Two VOL tOI NO. 148 Continuing the New Hunpshire Telegraph Established October 20. ISM NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE. FRIDAY. AUGUST 1949 Second Clisi Pojtase Paid At Nashua, N. U. 20 PAGES TEN CENTS Soldiers And Seabees Search Camille's Rubble For Victims Czech Retaliate Czech youths throw chunks of pavement at riot police in background during demonstration Thursday in Prague on first anniversary of Soviet- led invasion of Czechoslovakia. Tear gas in street was used by police as they moved in to disperse crowds. (AP Wirephoto via cable from Troops Quit Prague As Protests Rise By GENE KRAMER PRAGUE and troops pulled out of Prague today after demon- strations on the first anni- versary- of the Soviet in- vasion underlining the deep divisions between the Czechoslovak people and their Communist govern- ment. Slows Strength Communist party leader Gus- tav Husak's regime sent tens of thousands of Czechoslovak sol- diers arid 60 tanks into down- to wn Prague Thursday night in a massive demonstration of mil- itary strength. It shocked and angered many Czechs who remembered all too well how Soviet tanks took over the city and the country on Aug. 20-21 last year. After five hours of maneuver- ing in the streets and spotlight- ing house win- do ITS, the tanks rolled back across the Vltava River and all but two left the city. Those two feU into a subway excavation. They and their weary crews were still there (his guarded by police. morning. ;.The other army units also de- parted. Street cleaners began clearing away-the debris left by the rioting in which the public showed its frustation at a year of occupation and increasing ac- commodation to Soviet direc- tion. -.Prague Radio said five per- sons had been killed In riots- two youths 13 and 19 in Prague Wednesday night, and three per- sons in Brno on Thursday. The Broadcast said 12 persons were injured in Brno. Thousands of young Czechs clashed in Prague with the hel- meted riot police, but many thousands more citizens demon- strated in more -passive fashion. They responded with obvious enthusiasm to underground leaf- lets urging them to turn the an- niversary into' a "day of shame" with boycolts of public transport and stores. Streetcars were almost empty, and stores were nearly deserted. More than 'massed in Wenceslas Crowds of youths resisted jdqnds gas and truncheons'of the secu- rity forces whd finally 'cleared the city center. The demonstrators .chanted that Husak was. a traitor, sang the national anthem and shout- ed Over and over they cried "Long live in tribute to Alexan- der Dubcek, the popular reform- er that Husak replaced in April. "It was an important occasion for the a woman said. "We are beinj told now so much about the invasion being-justi- fied we started having doubts. On Thursday we found out that even after a year everybody still agrees it: was a terrible found out we still agree with each other." Clashes In Bratislava, the Slovak capi- tal, there also were clashes with police. Shots were fired over the of demonstrators, and ar- rests were made. In Brno, Czechoslovakia's sec- ond largest city, witnesses re- ported fiat a young man poured gasoline oa his clothes and set himself flames guished and the man carried off. afire, were They said the quickly extin- Youths there threw .cobble- stones at police who dispersed about i.OW demonstrators with tear gas and baton charges. In a statement today, the pre- sidium warned that "if the counterrevolutionary elements attempt to apoear again public- ly, even more drastic steps will be taken and those taking part in such actions will be punished severely." It said the majority of the demonstrators were "young people, frequently hooligan ele- ments and people wilh previous convictions." "Actions planned by enemy and counterrevolutionary propa- ganda by Tar lacked the expect- ed mass the slate- ment asserted. "Spontaneous and masj strike actions espe- cially did not come off. The ab- solule majority, of workers came normally to work and did not permit themselves to be ex- ploited for deeds damaging lo the interests of the party, social- ism, the republic and our inter- national (meaning Soviet bloc) commitments." By DAVID STEINBERG GULFPORT. Miss. (AP) The storm-shat- tered 20-mile stretch of coast west of here was clear of most refugees to- day while soldiers and Sea- bees bulldozed wreckage in the final stages of a search for more victims of Hurri- cane Camille. Shifted About 1.600 persons who had drifted back despairingly to in- spect what used to be home had been shifted out of Pass Chris- tian. Bay St. Louis and nearb} points to refugee centers. Gov. John Bell Williams said a minimum of 234 were known dead along the Mississipp coast. Including those killed in Loui- siana when Camille moved in- land and others drowned in Ca mills-caused floods in Virginia and West Virginia, the loll was believed to be well over 300, Due to erratic communica lions there was still no exac count of the number who hat been found in Mississippi placed in somber black death bags and taken lo makeshifl morgues, pending identification Early today. Nap Cassibry, a state senator and coastal area Civil Defense coordinator, pu the death toll in Harrison and Hancock counties at "approxi mately JJo." His figures, hi said, didn't include Jackson, th -6pen, administration, but said it 'did rot involve the personal or physical security of the Presi- dent." No other details were given. But the New York Daily News reported in today's editions it was (old by a Washington offi- cial that Espiaosa, the third sec- retary of the Cuban U.N. mis- sion, had tried to plot the assas- sination of the President "if and when necessary-" The newspa- per said the diplomat hired a refugee to gather -information on security measures at Nixon's Florida home. State Deparlmenl officials would not comment. The other diplomat is AlberK Boza Hidalgo-Gato, 28, the firs', secretory of the mission, who is In Cuba and will not be allowec (a return io the United Stales He 1s accused of atlempting lo gather information concerning operations of a U.S. military in slallatton by recruiting refugees as spies. A third Cuban at the UN., Jorge B. Keys Vega, H, was warned to confine himself to his officials duties. Jamille, Lale Fears Rise Thursday night came 'ears of disaster from new sources. Slate police reported ihree propane gas tanks and 10 smaller ones, all de- scribed as "highly explosive and extremely were missing and "presumed jone down the James River" from a plant in Buena Vista in mountainous western Virginia. In Richmond, the James Riv- er's rise had slowed lo fractions by early today. It went up just one-tenth of a foot between I 4 a.m., to 28.4 officials speculated it might be near its crest. Normal depth Is nine feet. Danger from sodium cyanide missing with flood waters abat- el also, as Army disposal ex- perls from nearby Ft. Lee helped Richmond firemen move the chemical from a plant. A fire department spokesman sal there "was no public danger." The cyanide had permeate several square blocks with Its acrid fumes before firemen ar rived. The area was cordonet off after officials of the rneta plating plant where the cheml cals were stored said Ihe cya nide pellels could react wit flood waters lo form lethal hj drogen cyanide. "Everylhing that stuff touch es it would said a plant o ficial. Workmen labored around th clock in Richmond to throw u earthen dikes. Low-lying Indus trial and residential areas wer evacuated. Bodies were fished from flooc waters and uncovered from landslides in the mountain ham lets and towns where the floo  The cut in military manpower is likely lo ie viewed as a sign Ihe Nixon administration is thinking big in he way of future Iroop with- drawals from Vietnam. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird, announcing the cut rhursday, said the military re- duction over the next 10 months loesn'l necessarily imply a Vietnam cut of that scope. But he specifically ruled out combal Iroop withdrawal} from S'est Germany, South Korea and Vietnam as one of Ihe few remaining places where large numbers of Americans are stationed. Peniagon officials admit pri vately lhat Laird considers po- tential replacement of U.S. roops by South Vietnamese a 'actor in his plans lo trim the over-all American military force level. Furthermore, President Nixon said in June he hoped to be able lo more than match a sugges :ion by former Secretary'of De- fense Clark'M. Clifford to get lion from the original fiscal 1970; budget inherited in January from Ihe outgoing administra- tion. Under .the new economy- drive, due to leave Ihe defense at about 3.3 million men by next July. "I shall strive lo insure thai Ihe cuts have Ihe least possible impact on our Laird said, "but I want the American people lo know lhat there will Air Force will curtail training flights sharply and the Army is supposedly save million in its various operation, maintenance and training activities. Some members of Congress will find Laird closing domi mil- itary installations in their home stales and that could bring howls of anguish. The manpower reduction is expected to leave U.S. strength Laird's announcemcnl cama while Congress was in recess, but one critic of military spend- ing was quick to respond. Sen. William Proxraire, D- Wis., said the cuts are "loo little and too tale." Proxmire, in a statement, said witnesses had told a Senate subcommittee "much more could be cut with- out affecting Ihe defense pos- lure of the United States." U. S. Aid Planned For South Korea SAN'FRANCJSCO (AP) A first round of conferences be- tween Presidents and combat 1 roops out of.Chung Hee Paik has raised the Vielnam.this year. Some mililary officers believe ;he next withdrawal announced by the President will probably prospect of continued American Iroop support for South Korea and Ihe promise of beller weap- ons for its army. men. Further pullouls could! J5 lake place over coming months. The "more than man reduclion comes as part of a directed Penia- gon effort lo slash defense spending by another (J billion [or Ihe current fiscal year. Laird already lopped bil- shortly before a stale din- ner for 230 guests at the SI. Francis Hotel Thursday night. Stress Need In an exchange of toasts at the dinner, both slresscd the ne- cessity against Practice Missile Fired in Pacific VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) A praclice Hinuleman II Intercontinental ballistic missile was launched successfully Thursday night to- ward a larget In Ihe Pacific Ocean, the Air announced. The launch was described is part of a test program in which a missile Is selected at random from Strategic Air Command bases on alert throughout the country and then transported (o VandenVrg for launching. Thursday's missile came from Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. of Asian communism firmness and American help. Park raised the possibility of new Red disturb- ances and threats. Park said, "Only when the ini- liatives and efforts of Asians themselves and the cooperation of the United States are well coordinated and balanced to- gether so as to meet Ihe reed of Asia In an effective way, can rve expect great effect from the new approach o! the Uniled Slates for the slability and progress In ihis region." Park said thai the underlying theme of Nixon's Asian policy would have his whole-hearted support. When he started his trip lo Southeast Asia and Romania last month, Nixon called for Asians lo assume the major por- tion of the burden of defending themselves but also laid the Unilfd Statw would stand by ill commitments in the Far East. At another point at the dinner. Park hit al hat he called beW- cose provocation and infiltration by North Koreans. He said ihis has (ai'cd lo gain an mch ol free South Korean land because of Ihe anti-Communist siance of the Korean people and bccausa of the firm deferminMion of the, United Stales lo defend hij country. Nixon praised Ihe courage of the Sculh Koreans in fizMi for their freedom and drew round ol applause when he "In all Ihe world ihere are no people more courageous thai Korea." uding Korean self-reliance, he said it Is a country that wanls lo "stand on ils own eel." Raising ha glass lo (oast his visitor. President Nixon said: "We wanl peace and pro's-perity for the people of THE TEL Abby 15 Baker IJ Biossat 12 Classifieds IS, IS. 17. 23, 19 Comics 14 Crossword 14 Editorial 4 Financial Horoscope U Lawrence IN EGRAPH -Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries 2 Pearson 4 Sports 10. U Suburban 8 Tiytor 4 Television 14 Theaters '11 Dr. Tbasfeson 11 Weather -I   

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