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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 28, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                                Today's Chuckle Someone accidentally dropped a rubber band into the office computer. Now it makes snap decisions. VOL 101 NO. Nashua Celeoraph New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper C J J Continuing lie New Hampshire Telerreph Established October M. ISS1 Weather Foir Tonight Warmer Friday Full Report on Page Two NASHUA. NEW HAMPSHIRE. THURSDAY. AUGUST 28, Second Class Postaje PiSd At Nashua, N.H. 24 PASES Pric. TEN CENTS Due Home Next 5 Guardsmen Killed In Viet CONCORD. N. H. (AP) Five New Hampshire Chester, were part of about XT Jjunes Kesslen, left, and James Keene, right, got together in a northeastern Boulevard parking lot and compared plates. Registering Curiosity Over Registration one of them said profoundly, "there's a mistake." (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) v lejegrdynoio-narrigan Yes, There Really Are 2 JIM-Ks By JOHN HARRIGAX partmenl of Motor Vehicles, to the Department of Motor Ve-i dates t. i LeoKesden. of 11 Cabot it was XTTLftnX ,h Drive, Nashua, drove along Slorrow Drive in Boston one day about two mosihs ago and was passed by a car with familiar license plates his son's. Notes Differences But the driver of the car wasn't his son. And the car wasn't his son's either. Kesslen's son, James, of 25 he recalled. Seeks Information The Nashua Police Depart- ment sent tiro teletype messages clarification, or both. W1U1 II, lie Meanwhile, Kealen kept get-1 Finally, James Kesslen spot- glimpses of the sportscar led the Austin parked on North- oeanng his sons licenseleastem Boulevard in the Ma- We kept seeing it.calaster Scientific Company he city, but never parking lot, directly across from I caught up with it, he said Report on Hunger in N.H. Scores Callousness to Poor Yale Road, drives a Lincoln Continental with the registration Irii X.H. (AP) The New Hampshire Office of Eco- JtM K. The car that passed Kesslen on Sloriw Drive was an Opportunity today released a report wttch its direc- tin Healey Sprite, a sports car and it also had the said U "a shocking, but long overdue, indictment of the apathy toward poverty Lea Kesslen admits his want in scenic New- Hampshire." osity was aroused. "I chased the guy up lo Ihe next set of he said, 'and when I got behind him, looked on the report entitled "The Curse that lingers a look at hunger in New Hamp- to be sure I wasn't seeing stale OEO Director Robert R. DeVoid said, 'Unless When he got home, Kesslen told his son and others in t h e family about his experience. "They all thought I was he go looking for malnutrition, you may no! see it because hunger suffers in private. But it does exist, usually on bad: roads, or in cold water walk- Kesslen and his ion called their insurance company, the Nashua Police Department and the Motor Vehicle Department, In lhat The study, prepared for the OEO by the University of New Hampshire's Bureau of Educational Research, reveals 'bu- Herbert Schricker of Slawsby Insurance called the ignorance and callousness toward the poor" and "charges of favoritism, prejud- City Man's May Go to CONCORD, N. H. (AP) The attorney general's office had been an electrician at the Nashua Corporation. that the slate may become the beneficiary of a Nashua was active in many Masonic organizations in this city and valued at more than and he was an officer of Asst Ally. Gen. TV. Michael Dum has asked Gov. George Commandery, Knights Templar. Peterson and the Executive Council to consent to a petition to sell real estate which is part of the estate of the lale Raymond Fem'er of 17 Monadnock St. Mr. Ferrier died last Hay U at age 72, and he left no surviving relatives. For many is a possibility no heirs will be Dunn said, and the state may become Ihe "pros, peclive recipient" of the cstale. He recommended that the stale consent lo selling the real estate, valued at the estate Includes personal assets of Bay State Crash Takes 2 IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 18 Obituaries 3 WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -Two men were tilled and another injured early today in a collision between a car and a 13 Pearson 4 Classifieds Reslon 4 Sports 16, 17 Comics 19 Suburban 10, 11 t Crossword 19 Sulzburger 1J hauling t Television IS Police were withholding 6 Theaters 18 'ifications and further 5 Dr. Thosleson 14 pending notification of next 4 Weather 2 Scene 4 THE FOLLOWING STORES WILL BE THURSDAY FRIDAY 'TIL 9 CARTER'S MEN'S ENTERPRISE DEPT. ISIDORE'S HAIR JORDAN'S LUGGAGE LYNCH'S MEN'S BOYS' SEARS 20th CENTURY Hfgh St. ice and alleged thdls." the OEO said. "Those in need of nutritional assistance are a diverse lot.. welfare, recipients with depend- ent (who are) forced to subsist on Social Se- curity the perman- ently or temporarily the report said. It said "random surveys" con- dueled, by community action and "Operation Mainstream" agencies show "a great discrep- ancy between those eligible for nutritional assistance and those actually receiving that assist- ance." Snow Discrepancy It said a survey by the Agri- cultural Research Service re- vealed Jl per cent ol New Hampshire's families had diets rated as 'poor" compared with 15 per cent in 1955 indicating "we are not as well off rulri- tionaQy as we were 13 years ago, despite rising incomes." Recent surreys, it said, re- vealed that in the Runroon Heights section of Manchester, only 28 of 73 families eligible for surplus assistance were re- ceiving it Of 33 town surveyed in Car- roll, Coos and Graflon counties, only IS distributed surplus foods and of eligible families, 101 received surplus assitance. The report said a tabulation of the random surveys showed that of the persons determined eligible lo receive surplus com- modity foods assistance, less Uun 10 per cent not receiving them declined becaue they did not want them and the other M per cent did not receive the foods because they were not available, they lacked transport- ation or 'for various reasons" they were denied the foods by local The report died several infer- views with Indigent persons. They said the .Investigators found "a four-year-old boy weighing It pounds, a two-year old child with i Mealed stom- ach wandering barefoot on twisted legs, a six-year-old with chronic dysentery and open i sores, a family of 10 whose only Uste of meat Is hamburg twice i a month, an elderly woman who lives on scraps from neighbor's garbage cans and bread thnran to the birds, a family with two sick children denied food be- cause their income wns 63 cents over the maximum allowed." A mother of four was quoted as saying, "We eat potatoes and cheaper things in life." Investi- gators said her seven-year-old son has weighed M pounds for two years. They said the family i not eligible for free food. Included In "random com- ments from the poor" was a charge that distributors short- changed recipients. report quoted one selectman as saying, "I'll admit we don't bust our backs to help these people. They're a burden en the town. If things are too good for them, they'll stay for- ever. We'd just as soon they go someplace else." A county commissioner was quoted. "I just aj soon forget the whole thing.'' the Leo Kesslen and Son Inc. shoe business. The Austin Healy is owned by James Keene, of 58J South Main Slreel, who was working tem- porarily st Me Macalaster Sci- entific Company's Northeastern Boulevard plant. The Department of Motor Ve- hicles had, until yesterday, heard little about the mix-up. A spokesman said the department had discovered the error a short while ago, and had sent James Keene a letter asking him to return the plates in, since Kes- had had this particular plate last year and had asled for it first. But, said the spokesman, Keene either never received the letter or never answered it. How did (HO persons get the same plales? 'Kesslen got his plates early, in said the de- partment spokesman. "Keene sent for his plate in March, which is just before our rush season. We have a lot of tem- porary help at this lime." Somehow, according to the spokesman, a clerk failed to notice that was already taken, and gave it to Keene. The Department of Motor Ve- hicles is investigating the mix- up. Who knows, maybe there is a third National Guardsmen, all from the same city, were due to bo home a from today have been killed in a mine explosion in Vietnam, Maj. Gen. Francis McSwincy, t h e state adjutant general, said McSwiney said today "All know is they were driving in a five tori truck and ran over a land mine." He said he had no details as to the incident happened and whether it an accident or in ac- tion. Pentagon Calls He said he was notified of the deaths by a call from the Pen- tagon Wednesday night at Camp Drum, N.Y., where UOO of the state's National Guardsmen are in, summer exercises. The five tilled. from Man- Guardsmen due to arrive at Pease Air Force Base in Ports- mouth next Thursday. About 500 Guardsmen of the 3rd Batlalion, 197th Artillery went to Vietnam last September. About 1M al- ready have relumed. McSwiney listed the dead as: Spec. 4 Roger Robichaud. Spec. 5 Richard Cenest; S. Richard Raymond: Spec. 4 Guy Blanchellt and Spec. 4 Jean Beaudoin. The deaths brought to 199 the number of New servicemen to die in Vietnam. Gov. Walter Peterson said was "deeply saddened to learn of the tragic deaths." "It Is especially he said, "since these fine young men were due to return next week after serving with courajt and distinction." He said he joined "all New Hampshire citizens in express- Ing deep sorrow and regret 19 the families of these men." To date, six state Guardsmen Gl'ARDSJIEN Paie 1 65 Residents Demand City Pave Streets By CLAUDETTE DUROCI1KR City Engineer James F. Ho- gan was to lour a number of unpaved streets in the Lincoln Park area today to determine if 'hey are ready for acceptance land paring. His visit stems from an un- scheduled appearance of about 65 residents of the Lincoln Park subdivision at a Board of Public Works meeting last nlghl. The residents demanded to know why the city had not paved gravel streets in the sub- SySGT. LEO CUOUTIER Nashua Soldier Hurt In Combat Staff Sergeant Leo Cloutler, 25 husband of Mrs. Drolse P. CJoo tier, 112 Blossom SL, has been wounded In action fn VJeisam The son of Mr. and Mrs. Amedee noutler, 3 BelJe AIre Avenue ie Is attached B. H. National Guard. He sus- alned shrapnel wounds In the Id and right foot, and bnrns on he light arm. lie Is hospKalizw n Japan and has been awardec a Purple Heart. division. Some of these streets, they said, were laid out as Ions as lour years.ago.. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan, BPW chairman, and Hogan con- tended that the developer. Rod- gers Brothers Inc., ot Hudson, had not corrected all street defi- ciencies as recorded by the pub- lic works engineering division and the streets, therefore, did not meet acceptance standards. Question Eiplanallons Their explanations, however, were greeted with skepticism. Some residents said they were [old by the developer that ne had met all conditions and the city was at fault for delaying street acceptance. Sullivan and the public works commissioners were non-com- mittal, however, when pressed to have the city complete street preparations by invoking developer's performance bond. But meeting afterward, BPW agreed to consult City So- licitor Arthur 0. Gormley Jr. lo determine what recourses are available to the city to recover costs of street work done in subdivision of a defaulting de- veloper. And Alderman-at-Large Johii V. Chesson, chairman ot slreel acceptance committee, lold the residents his committee stands ready to rush through acceptance of Ihe streets in question as soon as il gels a favorable recommendation- from Hogan. If this recommen- dation comes soon, he said, the streets could be paved winter. Lead Groap Leading Ihe neighborhood group was Hillsborough County. Commissioner Armand A. Beau- lieu, candidate for mayor, and Ward 1 Alderman Donald L. Elhier. Beaulieu, who lives in another 65 RESIDE.N7S a Jlirple Heart. street acceptance. 65 KES1DEN7S 1 Kennedy Must Testify at Inquest, Judge Rules PIZZA by Charles Famous fhruoul New England 147 ff. PEARL ST. Finest in Piizas -Grinders (an varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY Ttlephoni 88M542 II A.M. 2 A.M. Men. thru Saf. SWayi 3 P.M. to MiJniU EDCARTOWN, Mass. (AP) Tuesday that Ihe trooper Cpl. Judge James A. Boyle is expect- Robert Enos, had been assigned ed to lay the ground rules today to Dinis1 office for investigative for next week's inquest into the purposes. But on Wednesday a death o! Mary Jo Kopechne but spokesman said this was "mis- one point already is informalion." Lawyers Meet the Press Robert.Clark Sr., left, and Ed- ground rules for an inquest into the ward Hamfy lawyers representing death of Miss Mary Jo Kopchcnc who Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, talk with Viv newsmen as they leave Dukes County Courthouse in Edgartosvn, Mass. The attorneys attended a hearing setting w WIIU died last month when (he senator's car plunged off a bridge on Chappa- quiddick Island. Coming soon to Nashua Trust MASTER CHARGE The Interbank Cord Member F. D. I. C We Carry A FULL LINE of CABOTS Stains Paints Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-5491 ifon. thru Sat. lo Open Vhuri. 7i] 9 Edward M. Kennedy will be a witness. Judge Boyle, who will preside at the District Court inquiry scheduled lo begin Sept. 3, said at a preliminary hearing Wednesday he would see to it that (he senator was "even if he has (o be subpoe- naed." "It is essential that Mr. Ken- nedy be present as a Judge Boyle said. Kennedy's chief counsel, Rob- ert Clark Jr. of Brockton, as- sured the court the senator would be present but he did not say if he would testify voluntari- ly. Miss Kopechne, once a secretary lo the lale Sen. Rob- ert F. Kennedy, died when Ed- ward Kennedy's car, with the senator a! Ihe wheel, toppled off an unrailed bridge into a tidal inlet on Chappaquiddick Island, Martha's Vineyard, lale on the night of July 18. Judge Boyle Indicalcd he would rule today on motions filed by lawyers representing various persons expected lo be called u wi In esses. Guards Dlnls Meanwhile Massachusetts State Police belatedly con- once denying a Boston Record American re- port that a (toopcr had been as- signed (o protect Dist. Ally. Ed- mund Dinis, who called the in- quest. Al first Ihe slate police said '69 Chevrolet Daily Rentals as low as .00 Coll Teri 888-1121 MacMulkin Chevrolet "Cpl. Robert Enos has been assigned for personal protection as a result of threatening letters and phone calls to Dist. Ally. the spokesman said. In answer to questions he said hs could provide no details of threats. The motions presented lo court dealt with such matters aj whether the lawyers will have a tight to cross examine and to object, whether statements may be submitted in place of testi- mony, the manner In which wit' nesses will be questioned and by whom. Present al Wednesday's ses- sion were Dinis and various lawyers for expeclcd witnesses. Dinis said he was prepared lo go ahead with ncxl Wednesday's inquest even, if a court at Wilkej-Barre, Pa., has not ruled by then on his petition, for exhu- mation of Miss Kopechne's body for autopsy. Judge Boyle said Ihe wil- nesses will be isolated and will be prohibited from talking 19 newsmen. He repeated lhat no cameras, microphones or recording ie- vices will be permilled in courtroom. The witnesses are espected lo include the JO men and women who attended a dinner party with Kennedy and Miss Ko- pechne on Chappaquiddick Is- land July 18. Others expected to testify !n- elude Dr. Donald R. Mills, associate medical examiner who ruled shortly after the mis- hap lhat Miss Koptchne died ft accidental drowning, and Ed- Rartown Police Chief Dorainlck J. Arena, who charged Kennedy wiih leaving Ihe scene of an, ao' cidenl, Kennedy later pleaded Kuilty he charge before JodM Boyle and was given a suspend! ed Jail sentence.   

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