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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - September 24, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle The best time for parents js when the children are too old-to cry and too young to borrow the car. Largest Evening Newspaper... d' 'M Weather Clear, Cool. Tonight Breezy, Cool Thursday, VOL 101 NO. 174 Continuing New Hampshire Telegraph Established October r NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, mi UPASES Pne. TEN CENTS Mayor Stalls Court Action On Petition B) CIAUDETTE DUROCHER Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan has decided to delay until Sept. 30 any court action which would compel the aldermen to put the Neverett property purchase on the Nov. 4 ballot. In an unexpected development, the mayor told the Board of Aldermen last night he would "instruct my attorney to proceed and issue these (mandamus) writs on the morrow, unless you, the board, choose to respect and honor the legal local citizenry's right to vote" on the property purchase. Retain Stand dum questions on the ballot is up But Sullivan's latest volley over the issue failed to pierce the aldermen's resoluteness in shelv- ing the stalled Neverett prop- erty initiative petition. His delay in seeking court ac- tion, SuUiyan said, resulted in a conference today with his attor- ney, Aaron A. Harkaway. The 'mayor said it was agreed to hold on the filing of a man- damus petition in Superior Court in the hope that the aldermen will reconsider their shelving of his initiative petition by Sept 30. Reading from the city charter last night, Sullivan noted that the aldermen have 20 days to act on an initiative petition, bringing their deadline to that date. j He said today he stands ready to call a special meeting if the alder- men are prepared to reconsider.! A petition of mandamus asks I the court to direct an officer to discharge his duties. In the pres- ent the petition would be to the aldermen's discretion. In requesting the aldermen to reconsider their shelving of the petition, Sullivan called Gormless reasoning' as "most question- able "I have contacted the secretary of state and olher legal counsel arid have been advised that this question, 'whether it be described as a measure or.not' can be placed on the ballot this Novem- ber up to 12 hours previous to the day of election." MAYOR STALLS Page! This was a general view in North Chelmsford, Mass, yesterday after 13 freight cars in the midd_le of a Boston arid Maine freight' train. derailed at 'a grade crossing. The mishap was the, 39th derailment :in 'the last nine months on B M tracks in the state. William L. Webster, 53, of tewksbury was killed when a heavy-duty, crane, he was operating 'tipped over .while clearing debris. (AP Wirephoto) 24 jo 79 Victory GOP Senators Elect Scott By WALTER R. HEARS .Scott has held that No. 2 post WASHINGTON filed in Superior Court and the Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania' was tiSFa aldenhen would then be served elected today leader of the Sen leaderTSached off a'fol- with notices filing. of the petition's ate Republican minority. Both sides lo the dispute would be heard by the court before it on'whether the petition for a writ mandamus should be grant- ed. The court usually gives prece- dence to requests' of this type but it is not known how much time would elapse before a decision would be rendered. In taking the initiative petition issue to'court, Sullivan would acting.as a private citizen and would have to bear legal costs in- volved. He aldermen's only response last night to the mayor's chal- lenge was to ask City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gormley Jr., if they should take any action in the wake of Sullivan's renewed efforts to have the property taking put on the ballot Denies Obligation Gonnley, in answering ques- tions posed by Alderman-at- Large Donald R. Hardy, stressed the aldermen are under no legal obligation to put the so-called initiative petition on the ballot. As he said two weeks earlier in rendering_ a lengthy opinion on the petition, Gormley stated that according to his interpreta- tion of the city charter require- ments, the petiticn is not a true initiative petition but should be considered instead as a referen- dum petition. And, he added, putting referen- Scott defeated Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr., of Tennessee, Zl't'o 19, at a closed door conference of Senate Republicans. The electtba'-efthe 6S-yeaf-cld Permsylvanian to succeed the late Sen. Everett M. Dirkse'n opened a new leadership vacan- cy-that of GOP whip.'. low-up campajjnf for.whiPf Sjstt, the idr'BgSting forpramMMra'f; the No. J GOP the the vote tttflif'roppwl was and tufll- cient lot .victory.; r: 1 .first-term senator from Insisted he was Mead bat jald neither can- I Mrs. Hicks Leads Field in Comeback BOSTON (AP) Mrs. Louise Day Hicks, whose political No's have made news for years, made a rousing start toward a come- back by outrunning the field for city council in Tuesday's prelimi- nary election. The 50-year-old grandmother who as school committee chair- man fought busing to end racial segregation in public schools and still is fighting the state's school racial balance law, out- polled her nearest rival by votes in an unofficial count. She has been out of office since she ran for mayor two years ago and lost to Kevin H. White. Always' a strong vote-getter in her native city; Mrs; Hicks dem- onstrated her strength 'anew and threatened a' formidable barrier in the way of one'of the nire incumbent councilors seek- ing reelection Nov. 4. All of the nine incumbents were nominated among the 18 whose names will be on the bal- lot in November, but a few ran well down the list. Councilor Thomas I. Atkins, for instance, the council's only Negro member, ran 12th in a ifield of 23. Council President Gerald F. O'Leary was Sth and Councilor Garrett M. Byrne, son of Suffolk County Dist. Atty. Garrett H. Byrne, was 15th. didate had the advance commit- ments to insure victory. Bpthjiad discounted lingering tali that the 12-day campaign for the :post might wind up In a position a fresh- man with only years tn a Congress built around the. sen- iority system! Republicans generally have stilemafe that coiild throw: jjiorf cpnserva'trf'e seMK itectibnio a tors in reont years to lead theft Senate sayi as a hall dozen sena- tors: refused to commit. thein- seltes openly" to.-' either, of'the candidates -In advance of to- secret baDot- post left vacant by of'Sea Everett M. Dirkseri. The Illinois senator who had been Republican leader for a decade, died Sept 7. Although none of the hopefuls wpnld say anything publicly im- tri after Dirksea's burial, there was considerable early back- stage maneuvering by their supporters. .'Baker, Dirksen's-son-in-law, announced his des'ire for the jost Sept.-12 immediately upon Washington after the funeral. Scott quickly confirmed he was in the running. A third entry, Sen. Roman L. Iruska of Nebraska, dropped out after a week of campaigning when he failed to turn up suffi-, cient support. He endorsed Bak-i Js conservative 6n': tome 'is- sues aridj :pi: 'others, that 'tradition. But some mort lenior seal- tors' balked at the idM of hind- In Food Program Ing top fob to' a nan elected to .the Senile '.only once.: CONCORD, N. H. (AP) Top county officials, re- "rairiing' from: r discussing a hunger report at: the re- quest of Gov. .Walter Pet- erson, cited "red in- !ekible regulations, the uctance of applicants and problems ,in storage and ransportation as stumbling docks; to surplus food dis- ribution. Wants Facts Peterson opened the meeting f about 50 county commission- rs, legislators and executive ouncilors with the 'admonition ie did not want to .discuss the icrits of a recent Office of Ec- onomic Opportunity rreport but anted and first and knowledge." Problems cited in reports by rtpresentativei ol each comity eluded: .a by icme eedy persons to .apply for food under the U.S. Department of griculture's surplus food pro- ram. .the failure of some towns become involved distribution. too'inuch paperwork. .lack .'of: adequate, staff embers a'dminis- r th'e'prpgram. v> v in'iome o dequate storage 'space an .raasportitlon .'for.the food: .to i'e counties and stringent regulations whlc allow, httie discretion on the whose recipients automatically would qualify. in some instances, improp- er use of the food after it reaches the needy persons. The meeting stemmed from reaction to an OEO report com- piled by University of New Hampshire researchers. The re- port, entitled "The Curse That charged abuse of the program and indifference lo the problem by some officials. "When there are complaints from organizations, I wish they would bring them to us and let us digest them and see what we can said Russell Hall of Rockingham County. He said some towns "just don't want to be involved" but lhat the county provides for dis- tribution .of surplus food in those areas where the town re? fuses to participate. He said many town .officials, consider it "too much too much Peterson .asked Hall, thought the person's dispensing the foods are "understanding and "I t ry to make them feelat Hall said, noting he had moved his office so, the needy could collect the food in priva- cy. ''I try to make them feel they are people, not hs said. "It's humiliating enough to come into my office." Armand Beaulieu -of Hills- borough County, answering a ques- tion by Councilor Stephen Smith, said in some instances.the food is properly used ,bat in' other! FOOD PROGRAM PageJ d iick af-propir.'communld agencies Official :er No unosu'al amount of banger is present in County Armand A. Beaidieu, county com- missioner, said today., Referring to the meeting in Concord which Gov. Walter Peterson and-his Executive Council conferred wift county commissioners from all over the state, Beaulieu said, he (believed the recent report on "The campaign for the post- hunger in New Hampstdre was waged in conversation and conference, in the cloakrooms 3 and to in- olved two key. ingredients: rating as among lib- eral Republicans. He said, "My recommendations to the 'governor are that possibly the towns served by Nashua and Manchester could be better served if depots and distribution Task Force Group Urges Educational Changes CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -Sweeping changes in New Hampshire's educational system have been proposed by a development anc mental health. Recommendations also include letting out contracts on paper work such as vocational-technical education opportunities and strengthening the Department of Education. The subcommittee report unions. AIM i can see that soon we may have as few as 38 or 26. But I think it will take a long time for us to see fewer than that." commit tee 'of the citizens inventory to private to the committee on commissioner called the slate standards development and then on recommendations The report issued salaries and executive committee for noting that "many of recommends reducing the some textile and other suggestions in it were ber of school for school use. Reaction lo the report from 41 to five. Each of report also says Commissioner said another subcommit- five districts would have age 14 should was generally was suggesting the setting elected school board and forced to continue their the bulk of the of 17 regional areas and that correspond with olher courses if they want Paire did say reduction of supervisory un- and planning agencies such in work-study some reservations to five "is not consistent '69 Chevrolets CARS TRUCKS Daily Long-range recommendations include a state system of day care centers and plan to reduce the number of superintendencies. "I have some serious reservations lhat report." He added: "I think the report indicated our department had some liml- as low one suggesuon. i imnjc n will be a long time in 1 SAVE MORE he IN per day Call Teri OIL CO. INC. SERVING -NASHUA one time we had 65 TELEGRAPH ONLT MacMulkin TOWNS DEALER 24 1 Horoscope H Anderson 4 Nashua Scene 4 Baker .23 Obituaries 2 PIZZA by Charles Famous thruout New England Iff W. PEARL ST. Fines! in Pizzas FREE SHOP SATURDAYS AH Day In Downtown Nashua close (o 300 businesses 1 V 1 W Sti-Doo Suits' Boots Trailers Sleds Accessories Parti Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation 23 Sports 36, 37 Classifieds Suburban 10, 11 39. 40. 41, 42, 43 Taylor Comics 39 Television 18 Cromley 4 Theaters 38 Crossword 27 Dr. Thoslcson 34 Editorial 4 Weather 2 (all Main Street, Nashua, N. 6 Regular 90c PI Experts TRUST has TUESDAY plus Green paying daily interest on 5% ONLY J Telephone Nashua Wallpaper Deposit accounts since 1967. i Dp.n 1 1 A.M. to 2 W. Pearl St. UEMBEB Men. thru thru Sat. Sundayt 3 P.M. fo Ttars. 'tfl _______________ tations by virtue of the fact we lack some key people. I noted that the report sev- eral people be added to assist in serving the he said. "These were our recommen- dations in our supplementary he added, "I hav etroleum Kennedy old the Senate committee. Claims Request Dent, chief White House politi- cal liaison, could not be reached or comment. But his letter, written In response to a resolu- on from the governing board of the oil-rich Texas county urg- ing Nixon to' stand fast .for -2754 per cent, said .specifically. President "has asked me spond to his behalf." t- It was 'addressed lo Mrs. head bM thd commissionefjt in Midland County, .a West Texas area where _oil Is' the major cash crop. Mrs. .Culver is' an active two- term. Republican in an area with strong conservative senti- ment. The .'initial acceptance of allowance 'Cut bore the unmis- iakable imprimatur of jdent. It was .hashed but' in many conferences involving much of Nixon's staff and cul- minated with most of the Treas- ury's leaders going to the West- ern White House in mente, Calif., for San Cle- personal conferences wth the President and his' staff. To heighten the mystery :aused by the Dent letter, a canvass of Treasury Depart- ment sources turned up no ons who would admit knowing of the ewest policy change indicated ly what, the presidential assist- ,nt wrote. However, the Treasury ources did not seem too sur- ristd such a policy changa "ould be made without theif jiowledge. The 27H per cent re- ult of an ancient compromise wtween the Senate and House been under attack with ritics saying it is a symbol o! ax privileges granted big bud- ess by the government. Architects For School Interviewed The architect selection commit' lee for the new "super" high school Bill re-interview several architectural firms Oct. 15. Committee members recently questioned representatives of 2} architectural firms in a three- day series of Interviews. A committee spokesman said the aim of the new interviews Is to narrow down the field for selec- tion of an architect design the school. Herbert E. Miller, school board member, is committee chairman. Members include board members Dr. J. Gerard Levesque, John.T. Dimtsios, AWermen-at- Urge Maurice L. John V. Wesson and Alderman Donald L Ethier. The group is to report its rec- ommendation io the Joint school bunding which wfll actually architect. SST Gefs Go-Ahead Transportation Secretary John Volpe discusses the. go-ahead by, the White House for construction of a supersonic transport plane in the next five years. With'the Secretary at the White House, are from left: Henry Jackson, D-Wash., Washington Gov. Daniel Evans, FAA Administrator John Shaffer, and Transportation James Biggs.' (AP Wirephoto)
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