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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - September 19, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                                Today's Chuckle ITien there was the com- puter that refused to work until it was promised at least two circuit breaks a day. Ntw HompsMrt's Largest Evening Newspaper Weather Cleor, Cool Tonight Sunny, Warmer Saturday; Full Rtport on Two VOL 101 NO. 170 Continuing the New Hitnpshire Telegraph Established October 20, 1833 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19. 1969 Second Class Postage PaM At Nashua, N. H. 30 PAGES TEN CENTS Soviet To Speak At U.N. UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) Soviet For- eign Minister Andrei Gro- myko follows President Nixon to the rostrum of the U. N. General Assem- bly today. But there was no adavnce indication whether the Russian spokesman would respond to Nixon's bid for Soviet help toward peace in Viet- nam and the Middle East and a nuclear missile hold- down. Niton Opened Gromjio was the morning's third speaker in the US-nation assembly's general policy de- bale which Nixon opened Thurs- day. The Soviet minister said his speech would be "construc- tive" rather than polemical. Gromyko was among Nixon'; Jtuesls Thursday night at a re- ceplion the President gave at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel forj top U.N. officials and the chief delegates from all U.N. member! countries except those the Unit-l ed States does not have diplo- matic relations with. The President in his address to the assembly urged his listen- ers, including Gromyko, to "UK your best diplomatic efforts to persuade Hanoi to move seri- ously into the negotiations that could end" the war in Vietnam. A spokesman for the Viet Cong delegation to the Paris peace talks said after Niion's speech: 'The United Nations has no business dealing with the Vietnam war." Nixon also said the United States favors "an agreement on the limitation of the shipment of armi to the Middle East" and hoped "soon to begin talks with the Soviet Union on the limita- tion of strategic and antimissile missiles. Grbmynko later declined to comment'on a report that the Soviet Union was willing to start the JoflfrdeUytd missile talks la Helsinki In mid-October. 2 Monthly Quotas Canceled Nixon Slashes Draft Calls WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Niion today canceled all November and December draft calli'and ordered that the M.OOO men scheduled for induction In October be called over a three- mootli period at a monthly av- erage of less than men. Reading a statement to news- men at the White House, Niion said lessened military manpow- er in part to Vietnam troop made it possible to cancel pro- grammed draft calls for men' in November and in December. The action came very close to an outright two-month suspen- sion'of the draft. However, Nil- on said that the men ori- ginally slated.for induction in October would be called over a three-month period ending Dec. 31. The President also announced that il Congress fails to act on the draft reform legislation he proposed on May 13, he would issue an executive order aimed at sharply reducing the number ol years during which young men face the uncertainty of possible induction. He said, how- ever, lhat no executive order could accomplish his objectives "as clearly and effectively" as the proposed legislation. Nixon had promised, at the National Governor's Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo., re- cently: "We shall have some di- rectives that will be issued in the very near future that will accomplish" some of the goals' concerning what he called "the unnecessarily long period ol un- certainty that now hangs over Ihe lives o[ millions of our young people." There had been much specula- tion but no certain information about the direction Nixon planned to take in accomplish- ing this goal. Earlier this week, While House Press Secret ary Ronald L. Ziegler acknowledged that outright suspension of the draft for at least a month or longer had been under discussion, administration sources said later such a move was not under consideration ior the immediate future. Factors pointing toward lower draft calls included the prom- ised cutback of at least men in the Vietnam fighting force between July 8 and Dec, 15 plus a general anti-inflation economy directive from the White House ordering a reduc- tion in defense be accomplished in part by deacti- vation of military units and ships. The spending cutback would, in turn, lessen military manpower needs. City AuctionsTOff Overdue Taxes _ ro-i'Art IA niL-npr Overdue tax bills on vacan City treasurer-Tax Collector Irving J. Gallant auctioned off JM.OOO worth of overdue 196S property taxes yesterday in the City Hall ward room. When the list of delinquent taxpayers was listed for the tax auction In late August, worth of back taxes wss.-adver- ___ since then, he said, of these taxes was paid along with interest penalties and attendant posting costs. Gallant said the city assumed Used. But of the taxes in arrears auctioned off yesterday, with going to banks and in- dividuals. Given Prlorily He said banks holding mort- gages on properties with over- due taxes were given first pri- ority In bidding for the tax sale. The city, he added, exercised its option to become a competi- tive bidder on all other parcels occupied by a building and which no mortgage'holder bid for. He experienced difficulty, Gal- lant said, in explaining why the city "buys" the tax bflls for build- ings on which no mortgage holder entered a bid. This is done annually by the city, he explained, to protect Its bests interests. Under the law, the city treas- urer explained, parties assum ing a lax auction acquire a lien on the real estate in question. Tree Removal Delayed Edwin Schroeder, city parks supeiintendent, says the removal of this tree trunk on Dinsmore Street and others like it is being held up by the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company's "promises that are not kept." He says bids for re- moval of the stumps went out in July, but that wires for utility pole support still attached to .the stumps cannot be removed until the telephone company installs poles to replace the support given by the trees. Herman Stickney, Who heads; the. Pioneer. Tree Service, said "they; told, me.. times that the wires would be gone Iri a The- vtrees were dying and-had Jo House Favors Plan to Elect President by Popular Vote By JOHN BECKLER WASHINGTON (AP) A pro- posed constitutional amendment calling for the direct, popular election of the president has been approved by the House in such an overwhelming fashion that even the measure's sup- porters are pleased. The size of Thursday's backers' hopes that the proposal can win Sen- ate approval, state ratification and become the 26th amend- ment to the Constitution. However Senate prospects for the proposal are uncertain. There is strong opposition in the Judldary Committee, where the question of electoral reform is now stalled. And several weeks ago Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., chief sup- porter of the amendment, said it was 13 votes short of the needed two-thirds majority on the floor. Takes Heart But Bayh took heart from the House vote, which he called "encouraging, dramatic and historic." This is an important step in building the momentum that could assure its passage to the Senate and, hopefully, guaran- tee acceptance by the state leg- he said. The House vote disclosed solid bipartisan support for the pro- posal, which would scrap the system used to elect every pres- ident since George Washington. Instead of voting for electors who then cast their ballots for the president, citizens would vote directly for their candi- date. And instead of counting up the electoral votes of the states to determine the president, the winner would be the candidate who got .the most individual votes in a nationwide tally. A candidate would have to get at least 40 per cent of the popu- lar vote to win. If none did, there would be a runoff between the top two. Opponents charged the 40 per cent provision conld lead to a minority president, but Rep. Emanuel Celler, D-N.Y., man- ager of the bill, countered by pointing out that 15 presidents have been elected with less than 50 per cent of the popular vote. ITiat includes President Niion, who got slightly more than 43 per cent. U-R Project Cost Drops to The city's bill for'its share of the million Myrtle Street urban renewal project Is due and it amounts to Accordingly, bond issue reso- lution" in that amount to finance the city's payment win given t first reading by Bond of AMemen-Tuesday Frwtt there it' wffl referred to tot committee for routine pro- cedure for bond issue resolutions. Ian R. Mcljuchlan, urban re- newal director here, said the share for the 18-acre project originally totaled more than Share Reduced But, he said, the city's share of costs was reduced by thereby dropping local costs to [he JZ74.000 mirk when an amended project plan allowing construction of 50 units of low- rent public bousing in the area was adopted by Nashua in 1968. Under the original project plan adopted in 1967, the would have been redeveloped exclusively EOT commercial purposes. The in local costs, to turn, were lowered to the final cost figure ot McUuchlan said, by deducting tha city allowed in 1968 for replanuing the project to permit low-rent hous- ing and JS.OM granted to keep the urban renewal office to operation until federal funds became avail- able. The remainder of the project costs are to be borne by the fed- eral government. The million gross project costs does not in- clude the construction costs for the public housing, McLaughlan said, which will be paid, entirely with federal Persons displaced iy urban re- newal will be boused id the bous- ing project .wmch brill at the westerly end of demolition at a tax sale Should the overdue taxes, taxpayers. plus interest and'posting costs.! jo unpaid for two years and a day after the lax bill sale, lie property owner automatic- ally forfeits his property to the person who has assumed his !aies. t Situation Differs j But the situation, Gallant said, is different when the city holds must revert to the owner. The city prefers to pursue this latter system, Gallant em- phasized, to enable a disposed owner, particularly a home owner, from entirely losing whatever equity he may have in his holdings and then being forced to fall back on the city's welfare rolls. And this system, he added, also prevents "sharpies" from capitalizing on the legitimate misfortunes of some defaulting Overdue tax bills on vacant land, he said, are usually auc- tioned off to private parties, with the city being the buyer, of last resort if no one bids. Six persons attended the auc- tion, he said, including bank representatives, whose property was the subject of a tax sale, non-affiliated per- sons interested in bidding oa some properties and a repre- sentative of a local law firm which usually participates in annual tax sale auctions. iMaine Tax Halted At Navy Shipyard the lien on property whose own- er defaults on redeeming over- due taxes after two years and a day. The city, he said, must auc- tion off the property and is em- powered to.-.. keep -only: the taxes due, and.at- tendant costs and, penalties. Any residual monies .realized from the property sale, he said, WASHINGTON (AP) Navy Secretary John H. Chafee has ordered officials at the Ports- moUth-Kittery Naval Shipyard to suspend indefinitely a plan for withholding Maine .taxes from the paychecks o! New Hampshire workers. The acUonlaffects nearly half the. workers at the facili The Face of Retirement the relaxed pace of retirement shows up graphically in the face of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, left, compared to the lines of care that etched his visage during his term as president Portsmouth Harbor at mouth of the Piscataqua River Between Portsmouth, N. H. and Kittery, Maine. At Concord, New Hampshire Gov. Walter Peterson said general counsel of the Treasury. Paul Eggers, in- formed him of the Navy's'ac- tion. "We are encouraged by this decision and hope that our cast on behalf of the people of Hampshire will continue Peterson said. t Chafee's action was an- nounced Thursday by Rep. Louis C. Wyman, R-N.H., who liad requested the Navy to sus- pend collection of the taxes until officials can determine whether the Portsmouth-Kittery yard it a federal enclave. The withholding originally was scheduled to begin the week of Sept. Jl. Wyman said there is a ques- tion whether the shipyard is un- der federal or Maine laws. Gov. Kenneth Curtis o! Mains has argued that the matter should be decided in court. Peterson said earlier he was considering making a personal appeal to Curtis on the matter, Wyman had said the withhold- ng should be suspended at east until the Maine Legisla- ture can look into the matter or t can be determined whether ihe federal facility is legally in Haine, New Hampshire or fed- ;ral territory. Is Running For What? Election Filing Date Hears tarn Ai chairman of the Hillsbo- contest and seek re-election as grant him a expense Alderman at Large J mmnrirRH with the citv clerk will are approved in the same elec- lerpreted ha opening cam- Ai chairman 01 we, iimso c Chesson, whose four-yeai j ClAUDETTE DUROCHER Who Is running for whit Ini the Nov. 4 municipal election, will all be known Oct. 15. On that day, the filing period for the election will close and would-be candidates who haven't filed their John Han- PARK FREE SHOP SATURDAYS All Day In Downtown Nashua close to 300 businesses to choose from PIZZA by Charles Famous thruout New England 147, W. PEARL ST. Fines! in Pizzas Grinders (aH varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY 889-4542 Dpin 11 A.M. fa 2 A.M. Men. thru Sat. Sundays 3 P.M. to Midnifc cocks with the city clerk will be officially out of the running. The filing jeriod will have opened Oct. 6. Short-term vacancies on three boards brought about by death or resignation will lengthen the usual list of offices open for the return of present holders or the introduction of new faces. Heads Contests Crowning the non partisan contests will be the mayor's race which may see the last of the mayoral two-year term, if proposed charter amendments FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With IORDEN Oil CO. INC. SERVING NASHUA AND SUBBOUXDIXO TOWN? 455-2267 Custom Framing by Experts at reasonable rates plus Green Stamps at Nashua Co, 129 W. Pearl SL Mon. thru SaL Open Thurs. 'till are approved in the same elec- tion. Under Ihe proposed charter amendments which wfll be on ref- erendum, mayors from 1H2 on- ward would be elected to rule the city four years at a crack. Incumbent Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan holds the key to the eventual Kneup of candidates for the' chief executive's post. As he completes four years in office, Sullivan, 50, is regard- ed as being at' a dead end politically, with no higher office immediately in sight. And he is reluctant to return to the Nashua post office as a job he abandoned to become mayor in Sullivan maintains he has not made up his mind about run- ning again but his stance in re- cent controversies is widely in; terpreted his opening cam paign efforts for re-election to a third term. His seeming candidacy has inhibited the development of rivals. The only announced candidate for mayor is County Commis- sioner Annand A. Beaulieu, 45, who has been a ward alderman and a fire commissioner. Organizes Campaign Beaulieu declared his mayor- al intentions March 31 and has since been busily organizing his supporters and resources. His red, while and blue campaign signs have sprouted in all quar- ters of the city during recent weeksl Should he win, Beaulieu said, he would retain the county com- missioner's post until next March. Ai chairman of the, Hillsbo- roujh County commissioners, he explained, he feels responsi- ble for staying on until the an- nual county budget is com- pleted. In this waj% he said, a "green commissioner" would not be faced with that chore. His suc- cessor (o the post would be named by Superior Court. "Of course, the city is grow- ing so much that it might be too much. to do both Beanlieu commented. "If that were the case, I would not hesi- tate to step down as commis- sioner before March." As Sullivan deliberates and Beaulieu organizes, Aldermanlc President Maurice L. Arel, corporate facilities engineer at Sanders Associates, Inc., has decided to skip the mayoral NASHUA TRUST hos h a p p i I y been paying daily interest on 5% Time Deposit accounts since 1967. UEMEEB F.D.l.C. contest and seek re-election as alderman-at-large. A six-year veteran of the Board of Aldermen, Arel was considered a strong potential contender for mayor. One of the chief reasons which reportedly made him skip the race is the cut in salary he would have to take to accept the annual pay attached to the city's top job. In Nashua, Ihe salaries of the mayor and aldermen are stipu- lated in the city charter. Any change in these salaries must thus be approved in a city-wide referendum. Voters To Decide There will be a question on the November ballot asking the voters to approve a boost in the mayor's salary, to bring it to the JIJ.OOO level, and to FOREST RIDGE Amhertt St. Route IOI-A Nashua, N. H. Now renting I, 2 3 Bedroom Apartments with air conditioning and carpoling from monthly Agent on premises Call 883-7752 fo 7 p.m. Closed Thursdays Saturday Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. LOCATED DEEP AMID TREES ON IOI-A at Turnpike Exit 7W________ Alderman at Large John Chesson, whose four-year ternt There is no mayoral 'he only; or car allowance now because a Merman who does not face re- the charter states the chief election this year, ecutive's only reimbursement1 Under normal circumstances, will be Ms salary. are open to. Many department heads get a a higher 
                            

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