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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - October 20, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                                Today's Chuckle Said the boss, giving extra work to an employe: "No hurry on this. Joe. Take al] weekend, if necessary." Nashua STeleq New HompsMrt's Lorgtst Evening Newspaper C. M Weather Showers Likely Tonight Clearing, Cool Tuesday VOL. 101 NO. 194 Continuing New Hampshire Established OctoberM, 1BJ NASHUA. NEW HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1969 Second CUis Paid Al Nashua, N.H. 21 PAGES TEN CENTS Vixon Considers Vietnam Cease-Fire Bullets Fly in Headquarters Fired On Nashuan Shot By JOHN HARRIGAN A Nashua man is in the hospital after being shot by a police officer, city police headquarters is adorned with posters on the walls to cover the bullet- holes, and four policemen are on duty uninjured after a wild shootout yesterday. Stops Spree Police said a single shot from a policeman's revolver haljed a wild shooting spree by a man who entered the police station yester- day morning and fired a fusillade of shots from a pistol and a shotgun. Charged with four counts of assault with intent to kill is Cal- vin Parker, 44 of 31 Palm St Police said he was taken to Memorial Hospital with a "super- ficial wound in the head." Authorities released this ac- count of events: At a. m. Parker was brought into the station after being arrested for driving after suspension of his license. Booked and released on bail, he left headquarters. Sanders Reports Million Loss; 1st Since Founding Sanders Associates, Inc. today reported a loss of million or 43 cents per share on fiscal 1969 sales of million, the first loss since the firm was founded in 1952. President Royden C. Sanders Jr. blamed, the loss in part on three contracts totaling mil- lion on which the electronics firm lost million. "Thtse contract are expected to befessentially behind us in the next three months and cor- rective management action has been taken on these the president noted. Sanders said a pricing dis- agreement with the Navy, which cost the firm (4.3 million, "was the greatest single factor In the loss reported, and kept the company from coming with- in about million of breaking even." Notes Profit Sanders noted, however, that the firm realized an million profit on 90 per cent of its de- fense business. This, he noted, was achieved despite what he termed "an adverse military climate." In 19S8 Sanders had sales of million and earnings of million, or J1.39 per share. In a message to stockholders, Sanders said: "The disappointing financial results should not overshadow genuine company progress to- ward the stated goals of diver- sified growth and expanding leadership in both defense and commercial data management and display markets." The company president dis- closed that the firm's commer- cial business produced a slight profit daring the year and that bookings in this field more thkn doubled to million. 'In 1978 we again.expect to double bookings to over mil- Sanders said- "We. believe we can attain in a few years our obective of increasing commercial business to 30 to 50 per cent of our total sales. "Sanders plans include a broader line of products that will establish leadership in low- cost data display commercial and education units, as well as sophisticated management in- formation systems." Sanders said the company continues to hold an important position in the nation's defense markets. He said he anticipates a profitable year in fiscal 1970, even though current defense in- dustry conditions are not ex- pected to ease in the immedi- ate future. Since July the company has SANDERS Page! Londonderry Man Killed in Amherst AMHEHST James Penney, 47, of Londonderry was killed Sat- orday night in a two-car crash on Route 101A here, Police Cbief Donald Bourdon said today. A father of four, Penney was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Joseph's Hospital, Nashua, by ambulance. Dr. John D. Spring of Nashua, medical ref- eree, attributed death to multiple Injuries. Three persons, in the other car, axe In the Nashua Memo- rial Hospital They include Jan Kende, 41, of Wilton, driver, his wife, Isabel, 35, and their daughter, Isabel, 8. The driver, a music instructor it the High Mowing School in Wilton sustained fractures of the left arm and internal inju- ries; his wife suffered abdomi- nal injuries, and their daughter received a broken arm, cut left ear and concussion. Hospital officials this morning listed their condition as "satis- factory." The accident occurred at p.m., near Clair's Restaurant. The mishap was the town's fourth road death this year and the state's 149th. Investigating the accident were Chief Bourdon, Officers Norman Clark, Bruce Clark, Richard French, Harold Ferris and Arthur Tovey, and State Po- lice. The Fire Department was also called to clear debris. '69 Chevrolet CARS St TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as per day Call Tsri 888-1121 MacMuBdn Chevrolet RICH'S Camera Department Turnpilce Plaza Craig T Control CASSETTE RECORDER with any Cassette Tape only of jour NASHUA TRUST has h a p p i I y been paying daily interest on 5% Time Deposit accounts since 1967. HEMBEB F.D.I.C. At about a. m., Parker entered the station through the rear door from Hm Street with a pistol and shotgun concealed under his coat. Parker, police said, pulled a .32 calibre pistol from the coat and fired three shots as the three of- ficers in the headquarters section jumped for cover. Two shots struck the walls and the third lodged in the ceiling. Parker then pulled ut a 12- gauge shotgun and fired a shot as one of the officers jumped be- hind the switchboard. The charge of buckshot struck the depart- ment's telephone switchboard, knocking pieces from it and shat- tering several bulbs. Officers On Duty The Telegraph learned that the policemen on duty in the station at the time of the incident were Sgt Roland Ancffl, Officer James Slattery and Officer Leonard Mar- tin. Officer Lionel LeBIanc was downstairs at the time of the shooting, according to unofficial reports. One source said LeBIanc heard the noise and ran to the top of the stairs. One of the officers under fire reportedly yelled.at LeBIanc to warn him of the danger, and an- other report stated that Leblanc was fired upon as he emerged from the stairwell but that the bullet missed. LeBIanc reportedly fired a sin- gle shot which grazed the left side of the gunman's bead. The assail- ant was taken to the hospital Ac- cording to poh'ce, he was not "in good enough shape" this morning to appear in court. None of the oficers involved fn Shoot-Out Damages Switchboard upon and the gunman injured. A Nashua man, charged by police with'the'shoot- ings, was shot in the head by an officer. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) Officer Kenneth Bryson inspects damage to the Nashua police switch- board caused by a wild Shootout yester- day in which four officers were fired Senator Starts Of U. S. Role In Laos MAN SHOT Page t By H. L. SCHWARTZ in WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Start Symington, declaring it a "travesty" to deny that Americans are fighting and 'dying in Laos, today began a week-long .effort to plumb die depths-of U.S. involvementr in that shadowy Asian nation. The Missouri Democrat is chairman of a Senate foreign relations subcommittee which has called Richard Helms, di- rector of the Central Intelli- Pappagianis Plans Answer Tomorrow CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Atty. Gen. George Pappagianis said today he would comment Tuesday on Gov. Walter Peter- son's challenge of his refusal to rule on the state's dispute with Maine over taxation. Peterson, in a letter to Pap- pagianis Friday, said he was "disturbed by your continued refusal to render a legal opin- ion relating to the legal merits of the imposition of an income tax by the State of Maine upon New Hampshire residents" working al the Portsmouth Nav- al Shipyard. Pappagianis was asked by the governor and Executive Council to give his opinion on what effect certain Supreme Court decisions would have on a possible challenge of the tax. The attorney general, declin- ing to give his opinions, said prosecution of such a case was not within the duties of the gov- ernor and cooncil. Accepted Position He said two previous gover- nors had accepted the position in other tax disputes involving neighboring states, and he pre- viously had advised the gover- nor of his position. "We ask that you immediate- ly answer the question stated in cur Peterson's letter said- The governor cited a state law which provides the gover- nor and council may "in any action or proceeding, wherever pending, represent to the attor- ney general that he should ap- pear to protect the interests of TAX PREPARATION Federal and Slats FRED ACKLEY Public Accountant 883-3912 the state or of the people and thereupon it shall be his duty to appear." The governor said "it is not within the purview of your judgment to question what tht governor and council feel to be the interests of the people." "If New Hampshire residents suffer economic loss, then the State of New Hampshire suffers economic he said. "This, then, is very much the concern of the governor and council." Pappagianis had no immedi- ate comment. He said in his advisory opin- ion the citizens involved should retain legal counsel to chal- lenge the tax but that it was not in the best interests of the stats or its people for it to become involved. No legal action has been filed in the dispute although Maine Gov. Kenneth Curtis has sug- gested the controversy should be settled in the courts. Rep. Louis Wyman, R-N.H., first challenged the tat on about shipyard workers who live in New Hampshire and received the support of Pet- erson and the council. Sen. Thomas Mclntyre, D- N.H., released a paper Friday, contending the tax is unconsti- tutional based on previous Su- preme Court decisions bat said later he does not want to be drawn into a squabble between the governor and Pappagianis. Peterson, Wyman and the five council members are Republi- cans while Pappagianis and Me- 'Intyre are Democrats. Navy Secretary John Chafee has suspended withholding the tax until the dispute is settled. Pappagianis answered one question asked by the governor and council, advising the ship- yard oa Seavey Island is in Maine, not in New Hampshire. genes Agency, and .other top officials to testify behind closed doors, Some of the witnesses will soldiers and '.civilians sum- moned home from Lsos_ Just .to closed, Symington prornisid: to make the record public BJ soon as possible and has indi- cated there may be open hear- ings later. The main question Symington has set out to answer is decep- tively simple: Are an increas- ing number of Americans fight- ing and dying in a war that may become another Vientam? "To deny there is fighting is a travesty, when not only the enemy but also the American participants, including those who are casualties and some of their families, know the Symington said in a statement The senator said trips to Loas by subcommittee aides and members convinced him "the secrecy surrounding our rela- tions with that country has gone on far too long." The hearings into Laos are part of a broad took at Ameri- can commitments abroad which the subcommittee began earlier this month with closed sessions on The Philippines. Although the Symington hear- ings are the first formal in- Area Elects N.H. Senator On Tuesday Nashua voters in Wards 1 and wfll join 11 area towns tomor- row in a special election to choose their senator for the 12th Senate District The contest pits Republican Frederick A. Porter of Amherst against Democrat Edward L. Conley of Greenfield. The win- ner will fill the unexpircd term of Republican Creeiey S. Buchan- an of Amherst who resigned i few month ago. The term ex- pires Dec. 31, 1970. The N. H. Legislature w2l hold a special session next February. The Nashua polls wiB be open from S a. m. to p. m. -The Ward 1 polling place is the Air- port Fire Station on the Pine Hill Road, and Ward J is the Charlotte Avenue School. Voting hours will vary in the H towns. They include Amhersl, Brookline, Greenfield, Hollis, LynJeboro, Mason, Merrimsck, MBford, Mont Vemon, Temple and Wilton. -.up quiry into the U.S. Involvement in Laos, people hive been ask- ing questions for years. It is known that U.S. carrier- based jets .were bombing Com- munist-led forces there f i'v c yeans ago'. When 05.- build- up' in' Force jets; joined, in ing of Laos and North-Vietnam. Nearly' 100 U.s! 'fliers'have; been lost over Laos. The Pentagon insists U.S. planes are flying only armed reconnaissance and that there ere no "combat troops" in the country. That's .what resident Nixon told a news conference last month, too. And after a published account said the Air Force was flying some 300 sorties a day in.sup- port of Laotian forces, Premier Souvanna Phouma also denied there were "combat troops" of any other nation aside from North 'Vietnam in his country. By MARK BROWN WASHINGTON (AP) Amid increasingly voiced sentiment for a faster with- drawal from Vietnam, President Nixon reportedly is considering a unilateral cease-fire. The President may pro- pose the cease-fire during his Nov. 3 address to. the nation on the Vietnam sit- uation, a White House source said Sunday. Affected By Opposition Indications Nixon may, to fact, have been affected by of- position to the war expressed in lat Vietnam Mora- torium piled up as the President spent the weekend huddled with' his top military and diplomatic advisers at Camp David. And former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, who last week emerged from a meeting with Nixon to endorse his Viet- nam policy, said in Tokyo he ii sure the United States will car- ry out "a systematical and ac- celerated withdrawal of U.S. forces" from South Vietnam. Humphrey was among i ber' of prominent in and out 'of the who spoke out on Vietnam over tie weekend. According to; Newsweek Mag- azine, Nixon haVbeeri urged by his military advisers to pro- claim's TJ.S.-lnltiated cease fire so enemy 'violations' could used "as evidence -of the ene- my's reluctance to 'end the war." The advisers'. feel, the maga- zine said, a unilateral cease- fire "would create no great risk to U.S. troops in the field." The White House source said Nixon could be expected to an- nounce such a cease-fire during his Vietnam address or, by not mentioning it, signal to Hanoi the idea has been rejected. The President conferred at the Maryland retreat with Sec- retary of State William P. Rog- ers, Secretary ,of Defense Mel- vin R. Laird, Atty. pen.', John N. MHdieU and.his national se- curity idviser. fir. A. Kissinger. talked about 'troop with Nixon he) had "encouraged V the President to give it all pos- sible support on the executive level" In' Washington, Sen. Fred Harris, chairman of the Demo- cratic National .Committee, called for -speeded up troop withdrawals and Sen. Edmund S. Muskie. D-Maine, said United Nations Secretary-General U Thant should negotiate politi- cal s ettlement of the war. Harris spoke on the NBC ra- dio-television program NIXON Pagel Rep. LaTour Dies After Long Illness Join Us For Breakfast In GRANT'S New Bradford House Simoneau Plaza Nashua FREE COFFEE with BREAKFAST DURING OCTOBER Two Eggs, Home Fries, AOc Toast, Jelly, Coffee BREAKFAST 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. CDSTOM. PICTURE FRAMING by EXPERTS at reasonable prices S H Green Sfampi Nashua Wallpaper Co. IK W. Pearl St 885-S4H Mon. thru Sat. Qpea Than, 'til t Rep. John H. LaTour, 59, of 40 Dexter St., chairman of the Hillsborough County delegation to the N.H. General Court, died Saturday in St. Joseph's Hos- pita! after a long illness. He was serving his sixth term as Ward representative, was a member of the county execu- tive committee, and a past chairman of the Nashua delega- tion. Mr- LaTour was bom in Na- shua, May 14, 1910, son of Jo- seph E. and Mary E. (Brault) LaTour, and was educated in !oca! schools. An insurance representative for the past 20 years, he was former owner of the John H. LaTour Insurance Agency, and was employed at the Rocking- ham Park Racetrack. He i formerly employed at F ers' Dairy. Prominent in local and state Democratic circles, he was a check list inspector for Ward i. He was a member of St Joseph's Church's Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus Council, Fourth Degree Prince of Peace Assembly and the Na- shua Lodge of Elks. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dora F. (Daigle) LaTour; a son, Air Force Capt. Ken- nelh R. LaTour, serving in Viet- nam; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Merilyn) Merrifield of Hudson; five brothers, Joseph M. La- lour, George Latour, Fred La- tour, Robert Latour of Nashua, and Paul Latour of Pelham; JOHN H. LaTOUR four sisters, Mrs. Joseph E. (Anna) Eason, Mrs. Florent (Julia) Gauvin of Nashua; Mri. Josephine Tessier of Naticfc, Mass-, and Mrs. Joseph (Mar- garet) Lastowka of Merrimack; three grandchildren, Richard, Holly and Shelley Merrifield; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The Soucy Funeral Home Is in charge of arrangements. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH JfASHCA-8 ONLY PAOTOBT AUTHORIZED DEALER SK1-DOO Skf-Doo Suit! Trailers Sled] Accessories Parti Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center Hi Main Street, Nashua, N. H. Abby Anderson Classifieds M, 25, 26, Comics Cook Cromley Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope 13 2i 21 13 Lawrence 4 Lewis Obituaries 1 Sports 18, 19 Suburban Taylor Television Theaters Dr. Tbosteson 7 Weather i 4 2! 21 FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. REEVING NASHUA AND SUSEOOSDLNO TOWNS 465-2267   

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