Nashua Telegraph, November 11, 1969

Nashua Telegraph

November 11, 1969

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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 11, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle A banker is a guy who .lends you an umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back when it starts to rain. Ccle New Hampshire's Largtst Evening Newspaper... Weather Drizzly, Cold Tonight Clearing. Wednesday VOL. 101 NO. 215 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October 20. 1832 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER II, 1969 Second Class Postage'Paid At Nashua, N. H. 18 PASES TEN CENTS A Day Of Honor And Support V 1 L Veterans Saluted; Viet Policy Backed By JOSEPH E. MOHBAT WASHINGTON (AP) honored their war dead today amid demonstrations of support for President Nixon's Vietnam policty and. preparations for protests against the U. S. course in that latest of conflicts. Coped Cubs Ernest Varney, left, and Steven Sny- der, right, get the better end of this co- operative effort to keep out of this morn- ing's rain. Zane W. Herrholz, cubmaster of Pack offered his raincoat as a tem- porary shelter while the scouts waited for the parade to start. (Telegraphoto- Harrigan) Signify Majority Those who back the adminis- tration's Vietnam position seized on Veterans Day to try to signify that there is in fact a "great, silent majority" just as Nixon said in a Nov. 3 speech. The date, which marked the end of fighting in World-War I in 1918, was observed as Armi- stice Day until 1954. For the past 15 years it has been Veter- ans Day, a salute to American veterans of all wars. Veterans Day 1969 comes only a week and a day asked (he nation for support on Vietnam and only two days be- fore the start of a new round of war protests which are to wind- up with a mass rally in Wash- ington Saturday. Ardent supporters of.the Pres- ident hoped today's activities would become a counterdemon- stration to the war protest. Civ- ic, fraternal and veterans' or- ganizations came up with or announced support for ad hoc groups opposing moratoriums and other "get out of Vietnam now" demonstrations. While they carried on their programs today, Nixon himself was headed for a veterans' hos- pital in the capital. His daugh- ter, Mrs. David Eisenhower, fol- lowed his lead but chose a hos- pital in Northampton, Mass. War Dead Honored Nashuans Parade In Rain A steady rain today forced a switch: of the an- nual Veterans Day parade route but it did not deter thousands of adults and children lined up along the Main Street. Held in School The route was to have extend- ed to the Deschenes Oval, Rail- road Square, but it was changed to East Pearl Street to the Spring Street Junior High School where traditional exercises were held. Highlighting the program was an address by former Executive Councilor Emile Simard, state Veterans Employment represen- tative, U. S. Department of La- bor. Simard said, "As veterans let us pledge' on Veterans. Day, November 11, to call on millions of. Americans to join us, letting the'world know that we stand squarely beside pur elected President in his efforts to secure a just and lasting peace in Viet- nam. "The Vietnam dissenters have already broken one President's heart. May God give President Nixon strength and courage to achieve his through- out the world, especially in Viet- nam. "Today let us show our true patriotism to our country. Let us write today to our President, con- gressmen and senators that We support President Nixon and his November Rains Set New Mark By MARSHA CLEMENT You can stop building that ark. But, don't put the tools away. The weatherman thinks the 10- day rainy spell will end late to- morrow. However, he adds that the weather "block" which has been causing this deluge is so dif- ficult to analyze that weather bureau officials can only guess what will happen. Blocking patterns which cause weather systems to remain sta- tionary for long periods, are dif- ficult to forecast on a long-range basis, but some short-range pre- dictions are possible. -The short- range predictions are based on changes in the air pressure in the upper atmosphere. The rainy "block" has been hanging just off the New England coast. And, at the moment, shift- ing air pressure currents in the stratosphere indicate that the storm will slowly begin to move out to sea today. If this is so, partly sunny and warmer weather will arrive by tomorrow after noon. This -would give Greater Nash- ua area residents a chance to dry out after 6.15 inches of rain. The initial rainfall, on the eve- ning of Nov. 2, left 1.19 inches, with an average rainfall of half- an-inch on the subsequent four days. The major downpour oc- curred on Friday when there was 1.65 inches; then there was a little over 'a quarter of an inch during the weekend; and .1.48 inches yesterday. Although city officials say the rain level is far below the danger level for river flooding, this-will set a record for Novem- ber, and may even tie the'all- time record. There hasn't been a comparable rainy spell in Novem- ber since 1888, when there was a six-day downpour. And, the all- time record was set in'May of 1954-when there were 11 days of uninterrupted rain. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH FUEL SAVE MORE With LORDEN !QIL CO. INC. SERVING NASHUA AND SDEEOTJND1NS TOWNS 465-2267 Abby Anderson Biossat Classifieds 15, 16, Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope 14 15 Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries 2 Reston 12 Sports 10, 11 Suburban Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 14 9 11 Weather Wicker 1 12 efforts to achieve a lasting peace in Vietnam and' throughout the. world. "We have heard from the loud minority now let's..hear from the silent majority." Longtime residents said it-was the first parade in rain for some years. He said that heavy rains and snowfalls had canceled other Nov. 11 day marches. While several thousands of Na- shuans viewed the parade from the parking lot where it started, many missed the march because they waited at points north of Factory Street, or were discouraged by the rain. A police spokesman said it was a sizable turnout under "wet con- ditions." The chief marshal leading the march was Joseph Gault, com- mander of the Veterans of For- eign Wars Post. His chief of staff was Col. Frank -Belitsky, and liaison officer was Roland Caron, past commander, James E. Coffey Post, American Legion. The parade was reviewed in front of the City Hall where a two-minute silence was observed, with the sounding of "Taps." Music was provided by the Na- shua High School, VFW and Le- gion -Bands, the Spartans, Elks Trojans and Suburbanettes drum and bugle corps. Presiding over the exercises in the junior high auditorium was Maury Parent as president-of-the- day. Participating were' Rabbi Bela Fischer of Temple Beth Abraham, the Rev. John McAn- drew of St. Patrick's Salvation Army Captain Charles Sargent. A special feature, both in the parade and exercises was the ap- pearance of the Tall Men's Chorus from Fort Devens, Mass. Fort Devens was also, represented by the 10th Special Forces Group, Green Berets. Musical selections were played by the bands of the Coffey Post and VFW Post. On hand was a firing squad from Hudson Post 48, American Legion. Speaker Simard said in part: "The main conflict of the Vietnam War has shifted from the hills of Vietnam and the halls of Paris, to the streets and campuses of America. "How our domestic struggle be- tween antiwar youth and the President comes out will effect the fate of 17 million South Vietna- mese and the position of the United States in Asia. "American student radicals who PARADE Page 2 Nixon issued his Veterans. Day proclamation on Sept. 24, calling for citizens to honor "those men who have preserved our Union and our freedom. "I ask that special prayers for peace be offered for our men still .involved in defending the inalienable right of liberty; and for those whose memory we honor with a star 'of gold, let us pause in silent tribute on this Veterans Day, praying that they did not die in vain and that their sacrifices will bring us peace." Places Wreath Placing of the traditional presidential wreath for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery was assigned to David Packard, deputy secretary of Defense And the administrator of veter- ans affairs, Donald E. Johnson prepared a speech warmly sup- porting NixOn's attempt to end the war in Vietnam. He said tickets for all reserved seats for the 11 a.m. program at Arling- ton were taken for the first time in 16 Johnson, a former national commander of the American Legion and a Nixon appointee, strongly endorsed the use of Veterans Day to show support for the administration's Viet- nam policy' He sent packets of material to school and community leaders. Across the land, supporters of Nixon's war course were being urged to light their headlights and porchlights, fly the Stars and Stripes, parade, wear arm- bands and "I Love America" signs, and pray. A number of organizations are trying to expand the. pro-admin- istration demonstrations to the whole week. A Time for Reflection Captain Sergen K. Anderson, of Company D, 1st Special Forces Airborne, pauses to check his watch before lining up his detachment from Fort Devens, for this morning's Veterans' Day Parade. A large group of marchers uncomfortable weather to participate in ceremonies honor- ing .war dead. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) SiiiiiimiiiiiiiiBiiiiiiiiiiiisifiBiiBiiiBiiiniKiiEiBnEffils 1 Area GIs in Viet Await Mail 1 Telegraph Launches Drive By MICHELE BUJOLD The Telegraph, for the fifth consecutive year, is opening up its news columns to list the names of area servicemen and women who are stationed in Vietnam. The Christmas mail- ing campaign has annually drawn a strong response. At the same time, the news- paper is calling for quick co- operation from wives, parents and relatives of men in the war Crash Kills Three; Girl Is Missing SHELBURNE A search was resumed today for a Gorham girl believed drowned after a single- car accident yesterday claimed the lives of three companions and spared two others. The missing girl is Kathy Vea- sey, 16 of Gorham whose body was swept into the Androscoggin River when their car smashed through a guard rail and plunged into the river. The dead were identified as Kathy Hazard 15 of Gorham, Ro- land A. Mercier 18 and Ronald L. Beaudoin 19 of Berlin. Two escaped injury and they called police from a nearby home. They were Robert Leclerc Jr. and Raymond Pare of Ber- lin. The accident occurred on an old metal bridge which connects Route 2 and the North Road here. Paul T. Doherty Fish and Game Department district chief said searchers would use larger boats 'in dragging the river in search of the missing girl. 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY SNOWMOBILES New Authorized DEALER For MOJO-SKI ARCTIC CAT Trailers Accessories SALES SERVICE BUD-TATE'S 74 W. Horns St. Sffi-tTfl FALL WALLPAPER SALE SAVE UP TO 50% Hundreds of New Patterns IN STOCK S H Green Stamps Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-MI1 Mon. thru Sat. OpenThurs.'till zone, pertaining to-the service- men's proper addresses. The names made available-one year ago are obsolete; the men have been transferred or re-assigned, discharged, and so on. But many new ones have been added. Draws Response In 1965; when the Telegraph launched this mailing drive, the response was overwhelming. And last year, the campaign exceeded all records as Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 197th Artillery of the New Hampshire National Guard with 100 local men, was stationed in Vietnam. The battery has since re- turned from the front, but other men have been shipped over. Many readers in the past wrote or called to express their appreciation for the opportunity given them to send words of encouragement and holiday packages to young men in ths- service. Readers are asked to record the names and addresses of the fighting men and to add them to their Christmas card mailing lists. If this is done, the serv- icemen will receive thousands of air-mailed greetings from their area towns. According to letters received in the past three years by the Telegraph from those serving in Vietnam, various servicemen have received more than 100 pieces of mail almost all from persons they did not know. In submitting names, readers arc asked to double-check 'the addresses to insure accuracy. All addresses should be typed and double-spaced to avoid con- fusion a wrong number or .one that Is Illegible can mean a delay of days or weeks. The serviceman's hometown or city, (Nashua, Hudson, Pel- ham, Hollis, etc.) should be in- dicated to simplify grouping. and so readers will know whom to write to from their own home towns. The Post Office warns that all gifts should be packed in strong containers with adequate cushioning. The APO and FPO numbers are absolutely neces- sary. .A partial list of suggestions for Christmas gifts for service- men includes: packaged pow- dered soft drinks, canned fruit, nuts and beans, gum, puzzles, insect repellant, foam insoles, writing paper, pens and stamps. Also foot powder, wallet-sized calendars, playing cards, soup envelopes, tissues, hard candies, canned cookies, canned fruit; cake, nail clippers, paperback books, magazines, tea bags, a can opener, plastic spoons and plastic cups. A small artificial ;or collapsi- ble Christmas tree with plastic, non-breakeable ornaments is al- ways a welcome treat. .There are several .options available (or mailing to ths military which can save money. The .Nashua Post Office has pamphlets available which out- line the mailing programs. for servicemen and women over- seas. The Telegraph regrets, that due to.lack of space, it cannot publish the names of those servicemen1 who are not in the immediate Vietnam theater: Vietnam itself, Thailand, and ships patrolling the Vietnamese coasts. Others cannot be listed; 3 Office Buildings Rocked by Bombs By BOB MONROE NEW YORK (AP) Bombs exploded in three of New York largest office early to- day, minutes after mystery call- ers telephoned warnings of the apparently coordinated attack. One man was slightly injured. Damage was limited. The blasts hit in the 70-story RCA Building in Rockefeller Center, the new 50-story'Gener- al Motors Building at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue and the 60-sto- Chase Manhattan Building in the downtown financial district. The the GM building caught maintenance employe Joseph Brando, 26, of Brooklyn, in a freight elevator two floors away. His car plummeted six floors before it stopped and he managed to get out. He was not seriously injured. All of the blasts occurred in or near elevator shafts causing heavy local damage but no fire. Ail occurred at about a.m. EST. All could have been fatal to anyone in the immediate area, officials said. v First hint of the impending blasts came at a.m. Police said a man telephoned the secu- rity police at the Chase Manhat- tan Building and warned: "There are three bombs which will go off at about the same time in three different buildings." At the same time a switch- board operator at the RCA Building took a call from a man who said, "I am calling to let you know there is going to be a bomb exploding from the BOMBINGS Page S- NASHTJA'S ONLY FAOTOBT AUTHORIZED DEALER SKI-DOO SM-Dao Suib Boob Trailers Sleds Accessories Parts Nashua Auto Co; 'Outdoor Recreation Center 282 Main Street, Nashua, N. H. SHOP THE GREAT VETERANS'DAY SALE Today from I to NASHUA MALL '70 Chevrolets CARS Daily Rentals as low as 'per day Call Teri 888-1121 MacMulkin Chevrolet ;