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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - September 13, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                                ya.s By CLAUDE E. ERBSEN LA PAZ. Bolivia (AP) In (he slum high above this moun- tain capital the ragged Indian peasants say Sandra Smith was an angel. In the city itself sophisticated editorial writert say she was a true a soldier who gave her life to the cause of redeeming Bolivia's downtrod- den Indians. In her own eyes Sandra L. Smith, 2J, was a Peace Corps volunteer doing her Job. That was to run a one-room school where children were learning to read and write. She also helped their mothers with advice on cooking -and 'sanitation, and kept house for her a fellow volunteer and childhood tweet- of art I Sandra died last month cf a sudden brain injury. While congressmen in nearby Chile accused the Peace Corps of serving as -a front for the Central Intelligence Agency, the newspaper El Diario of La Paz editorialized: "Although you did not wish', it io be, your me is a slap in the [ace to all the paper revolutionaries who sing odes to the 'campesinosV from their plush homes' and comfortable desksl" One of 200 volunteers assigned to Bolivia, Sandra had been liv- ing and .working In the El Alto .'slum near the city's mountain- top airport for a year. Her hus- band. Frederic W. Smith, taught masonry at a nearby trade school and worked with Sandra in teaching their neigh- bors rudimentary sanitation. Both were brought up In in> state New York where they at- tended Clarence Central High School, and both' graduated from the University of Roches- ter. Fred's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Smith Jr., live in Rexford, N.Y., while San- dra's, mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Preston Lee Tap- lln, moved to Miami, Fla. "I liked Sandra very sayi 4-year-old Jose Umtcbe, one of the ragged toddlers who tiny school where Sandra taught. "I hope' they name the school after The. school, In the middle of a dirt-Door adobe compound, is about 11 by 2> feet. The furni- ture consists of scrap lumber and .bricks. But for the 17 chil- dren who study there the school is a great deal better thin whit their parents bad in childhood. '-There were no schools when I was sayi Amelia de Churates, .whose two children attend Sandra's school "My girls are learning miny things." Ub mott of the other moth- en in El AIM. Mrs; de v; is an Indian' peasant; whose main language is the Aymara diaiect. For her children's edu- cation she pays a peso a week. That's only about a nickel in American money, but it's- siz- able for the desperately poor campesinos of the highlands. The money was used to pay for supplies and for the salary of a young girl from tie helped Sandra with the younger children. "She was constantly thinking, of the school and how to Im- prove says Rosa Pelaez, Sandra's. 14-year-old assistant. Barely literate: herself.' she Is now trying to run the school alone while waiting for the Peace Corps to decide whether a new volunteer will be sent into the project When Sandra's coffin was flown out of La Paz for burial in Rexford, many of the neighbors trudged to the airport with small gifts for her husband in an unusual tribute from people who are generally taciturn and withdrawn. "You were truly working for the liberation of the Indian said one La Paz edito- rial, "because you taught him to read and that Is where his true redemption will come from." Weekend i i I Edition I Stock Lists Teen-Age Page Exira Comics Today's Chuckle Whistle while you work and you'll make a nervous. wreck out of everybody else in the office. Celeara New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper... -'l9 Weather Cool Tonight Cloudy Full Report on Page Two VOL. 101 NO. 165 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October J NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N.R 20 PA6ES Price TEN CENTS' Belfast Divided By Wall By COLIN FROST BELFAST, Northern Ireland i (AP) After averting another clash between Roman Catholics and Protestants, British troops worked today to complete the "Belfast a steel and barbed wire fence designed to separate the neighborhoods of the two groups. The British hope the fence wiil persuade both Catholics and Protestants to. the barricades they erected after last month's rioting. The Catholic 'Civil .Defense Committee of .Belfast" meets tonight to decide whether the barriers should come down. Informants said .the.barriers probably would be" removed aft- er a face-saving agreement with the army that would allow lea'd- ers of the enclave to take them down voluntarily. Details of the agreement were said to been worked put between a "Free Belfast" dele- gation that met 'with British. Home Secretary James Callagh- an In London Friday. An army spokesman sail" trouble between the two group: Friday night began when a crowd of Protestants ap- proached British .troops arid "bashed and banged the roofs and windows" of trucks they were driving. He added, "The soldiers inside decided caution was the better part of valor and moved away." By JOHN HARRIGAN CONCORD An early morning, two-car collision on Interstate 93 has claimed the lives of a Nash- ua couple and two persons from Massachusetts. identified as victims in the'crash were Atty. Thomas J. Leonard Jr., 51, and his wife, Martha, 43, of 40 Farming- ton Road. v Cut'Aflame Both' cars burst Into flames af- ir the crash, and an four bodies were burned beyond recognition. Positive' HentrBcationV through entil charts was expected, to be eJeased by State PoUct later today." The couple, parents of. four een-aged children, were killed t about ajn. in Bow, just south of Concord, on Interstate Si. State Police said today the reside was traveling in the sooth-bocnd line, and that the'. Umadnsetts ear in the. northboond1 law; Tfcey nil Aii onard did post: scores low enough to gab medalist honors. In the New England compe- titions Leonard lost out in the inals twice, semi finals twice and quarter finals three times, h 1947 Leonard failed to qualify, the only time in 11 attempts: .NHS Ihomas Leonaid r., was 1334 .graduate of Nashua High abrasions.. Steven was listed in "good" ___ He University, New" Hampshire and the Univer -_ sity. of: Virginia, and received his University of Virginia .Law School.. For .the past 29 years; he ha; been a partner in the law firm of Leonard, Leonard and Prolman. War, Atty. Leonard served as', a-.pilot with the Air Force 'in Europe, associated .with a troop carrier. He served in the European theatre for two and one- He wij a_-member of the Na- sh'ua; and New Hamp- shire Bar Associations', the James ft E Coffey-Post of'the American Legion, and the Knights of Cohnn- bus.' Nixon Huddles With Top By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP) Pres dent Nixon, weighing a decisia on future U.S. troop pullbacl from Vietnam and new move to end the war, was at his Cam David retreat with some of hi closest advisers today. Henry A. Kissinger, the Pres dent's chief national security a fairs authority, was am on those who accompanied Nixo to the nearby mountain hidea way. White House sources said th chief executive would be raak ing public statements on Viet nam, but declined to specify when. They doubted the Soutf SASHT7A-8 ONLY WOTOST AUTHOBIZED DEALER SKI-DOO Ski-Doo Suits Boots Trailers Sleds Accessories Parts Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center 583 Main Street, Nashua, N. H. PIZZA by Charles Famous thrnont New England 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY Telephone 889-4542 Dpen 11 A.M. fo 2 A.M. Mon. thru Sat. Sundays 3 P.M. to east -Asian conflict would be a central item in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly next Thursday. i i 1 In addition to the Vietnam problem, Nixon..had- domestic issues at Camp David; It was announced he would go over "legislative prior- ities" with Bryce N. Harlow, as- sistant for congressional rela- tions; John D. Ehrlichman, presidential counsel, and assist- ant H. R. Haldeman. Nixon meets Tuesday with Republics leaders in Congress. Nixon left Washington Frida after a major review of th Vietnam situation with top U.S officials from Washington, Sai gon and Paris. The Presideh Raids Back to Normal By.GEORGE ESPER SAIGON Bombin. raids'Over South Vietnam ar lack to' normal today, bu Yasbingtbn :is ..directing, them military spokesmen said. The, B5Js. resumed their at acks Ta7fe'r 'a J6-bour halt or dered' by Nixon to est the intentions of the Com munis t. Command, following the three-day cease fire'for the fu- neral of North" Vietnam Presi- dent Ho Chi Minh. Two waves of bombers amped 309 tons of explosives 17 miles northeast of Saigon, an- ther mission struck base amps .along the Cambodian miles northeast of the apilal, and two missions hit the near Da Nang. Spokesmen.declined to specu- ate whether the B52s would ontinne to maintain their aver- ge of about 50 ignt by one day ver Sonth.yietnarh. One spokesman said, "It looks ke operations are back to nor- mal for.-the time being. I hav no idea what is going on i Washington. The B55s are bein, controlled, out of there. We' just continue on a day-fo-da basis.' The decision to resume th raids came at a time when com muniques indicated that fightiri appeared to have tapered ol across South Vietnam. U.S. headquarters reportec eight Americans injured in rocket and mortar attacks over night. The U.S. Command also re ported two terrorist attacks in Saigon, two shelling incidents in he demilitarized zone Friday and one Tight 23 miles northwes of Saigon in which U.S. helicop- ers killed eight enemy soldiers. Since the cease-fire endet Tiursday, U.S. troops reportec illing North Vietnamese nd Viet Cong troops in six bat- !es north of Saigon and near 3e' Cambodian border. The most serious shelling hil )ien Ban, a district town about NASrHUA TRUST has h a p p i.l y been paying daily interest on 5% Time Deposit accounts si nee 1967. HEUBEB r.D.I.O. miles jouth of Da Nang. A barrage of 22 mortar shells landed on a refugee wounding 18 civilians. camp An American helicopter crashed into a mountain Friday night near Qui Nhon, 271 miles northeast of Saigon, killing al four U.S. crewman, three-South Korean intelligence officers and a Viet Cong defector. South Korean headquarlers said the helicopter crashed In bad weather after developing engine trouble. U.S. headquar- ers listed the cause as unknown and said the crash was being in- vestigated. In Washington, the While louse disclosed that President Nixon had ordered that the B5J aids be resumed because the evel of enemy activity row has planned to return to the capitol this afternoon. The possibility of another round of U.S. force withdrawals, beyond the puQback announced last June, and of op- portunities toward a 'peaceful solution that might open up fol- lowing the death of North Viet- namese President Ho Chi Minh, were discussed at the scale review Friday. As the iK-hour session for the administration's top strategists was ending, the White House disclosed that Nixon had or dered a 36-hour halt in '652 bombings over South Vietnam; White House Press Secretary lonald L. Ziegler portrayed the ximblng pause as an effort to determine whether Hanoi in- ended to hold down offensives ollowing its proclaimed 72-hour cease-fire honoring Ho. Nixon ordered the giant bombers back nto action after the enemy at- everted to prelnice levels. The announcement of the bombing halt and its end came as Nixon and his top diplomatic md military advisers met Fri- lay for a full-scale review of the war. v PTA-Director AttyJ Leonard was also a direct- or of; the North-End Parent Teacher Association and vice president of the New England Golf Association. He was a past president of the New Hampshire Golf Association, a past, director; Scholarship Fund and organization chairman of the Nashua excelling on the stale evel, Leonard was also one of tal Health Association. He was best at the Nashua Country communicant of St Christopher's fn' He woo the 'dub champion- in 1938, '40 and '47. ;r the Board oi Aldermen, for, :eight years, and served as president of the Mrs. Leonard was a 1947 graduate) of Wheaton College in six- ago. r DIES V Pagel Federal i j To View Park A representative of the Mayor i enlisted Clever ment .of Housing and Urban aid to get federal urban vefcpment.OIUD) should be to .attend a Sept- S meeting 'of. the aldermanic traffia ig the Park Street area soon to etermine rif .federal funds Improvements in the street pattern to serve the cultu- available for various phases oi le cultural -complex. to be complex were discussed by the committee. iere. schedules prevented Mayor Derails J.. Sullivan HUD representative to attend he has received a letter to session, Sullivan said. Trie effect from. U.S. Rep; James seeks to determine if any Jeveland. funds would be available The congressman also various federal programs" Sullivan to forward him defray part of the costs for plans of the proposed proposed library and arts and ayout for the Park and center construction, es- Street area. street improvements.. Sen. Hriiska Enters Contest For Republican Leadership acks returned to the level of be- ore the cease-fire, the spokes- man said. Nixon held a further confer- nee, after the breakup, of the eneral White House meeting, with the participants from (he "acific area. These included en. Creighlon W. Abrams, U.S. ommander in. South Vietnam; dm. John S. McCain, the com- mander-in-chief of U.S. Pacific orces, and Ellsworth Bunker, '.S. ambassador to South Viet am. By WALTER R. HEARS WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Roman L. Hruska of Nebraska planl to make the race'for Sen- ate.- Republican 'leadership" a three-way contest. Hruska, regarded as the .con- servative entry in the struggle to succeed Everett JL.Dirksen, is expected to make his formal announcement .today. Sen. Hugh Scott of Pennsylva- nia, the acting leader, already las opened his campaign with a etter of candidacy seeking to play down the element of ideolo- gy in the Republican race. Sen. Howard Baker of Tennes- ANNOUNCEMENT W.ROBERT NOLTE 8 ASSOCIATES Land Surveyors and Plonners Announces the removal of its office to 23 Temple Street, Nashua, N.H. 03060 Telephone 603-882-7751 see declared himself in the race Friday, saying that he has sup- port from both liberals and con- servatives in the Senate. Baker said his selection therefore would avoid a confrontation be- tween the Republican right and the Republican left. considered the most lib- eral of the candidates, wrote his 30P colleagues: too of ten. you and I are the victims of labels which] serve only to mislead- I seek man of any particular group ol vently believes in the necessity of effective and cohesive Repub- FALL WALLPAPER SALE LARGEST SELECTION PLUS Green Stamps Nashua Walfpaper Co. 12> W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Men. thru Sit Open Thm. 'til I he had proved this during eight months as Republican whip. He defeat- ed Hraska, 2J to 20, to win that position at the beginning of the current Congress! '69 Chevrolets CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as per day Coll Teri 888-1121 MacMuIkin Chevrolet There remained one question mark on the lineup of possible candidates., Sen. Gordon Allolt of Colorado, who had advised i some colleagues he intended to: run, said he would announce hil intentions Monday. Either Allot! or Hruska had been expected to stand aside, lest the votes of the more con- servative senators be divided. But Allolt would give no hint as to his plans. Dirksen, who died last Sun- day, fcvoted Hruska last Janu- ary for job of whip, or depu- ty minority leader. And Hruska was widely regarded as Dirk- sen's personal choice to be his own eventual successor. Baker, son-in-law of Dirk- sen, said he would bring to par- ty leadership a new face and a youthful image. Scott is (3, Hruska 65 and Allolt 61. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Anderson Church Classifieds IS, 17, 18, 19 Comics IS, IS Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope Lawrence 11 Obituaries Social Sports Suburban Teen Television 13 14 10 12 11 Theaters 8 Dr. Tbosteson 8 Weather Women's Page FUEL OIL! SAVE MORE-With LORDEH OIL CO. INC. 6EBVIXO NASHUA A5D SUB800SDINO 465-2267   

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