Nashua Telegraph, November 22, 1969

Nashua Telegraph

November 22, 1969

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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 22, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle Almost every child would learn to write sooner if al- lowed to do his homework on wet cement. Nashua New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper... C, M Weather Cold Tonight Wormer Sunday VOL. 101 NO. 225 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October NASHUA. NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. ft 20 PAGES TEN CENTS Nixon Still Pursues Court Balance By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon says he will press his fight "to restore the proper balance" to the Supreme Court despite the Senate's 55-45 rejec- tion of his nomination of Judge Clement F. Haynsworth Jr. But the President will wait until after Congress opens its new session in January to sub- mit another nomination. Any nomination sent to the Senate this year would automatically lapse when the current session ends next month, unless con- firmed before adjournment. The vote Friday, which cli- maxed a bitter three-month struggle over judicial ethics and philosophy, was Nixon's most severe congressional defeat since he took office. It is only the second time this century that the Senate has vot- ed to reject a Supreme Court nomination. The last time was in 1939 when President Herbert Hoover's choice of Judge John J. Parker lost by two votes. Joining 38 Democrats in vot- ing against confirmation were 17 Republicans, including GOP Leader Hugh Scott of Pennsyl- vania and Assistant Leader Robert P. Griffin of Michigan. Twenty-six Republicans voted lo confirm Haynsworth's nomi- nation, as did 19 Democrats. All the Democrats were southern- ers except Mike Gravel of Alas- ka and West Virginia's two sen- ators, Robert C. Byrd and Jen- nings Randolph. Judge Comments From his home in Greenville, S.C., Haynsworth said he would have to consider "whether my usefulness has been so im- paired" that he would resign as chief judge of the U.S. 4th Court of Appeals. Haynsworth said he would not decide "in the emo- tion of the moment." Nixon telephoned Haynsworth after the vote and told him he hoped he would stay on as chief judge of the appellate court. Sen. Roman L. Hruska, R- Neb., who directed the floor fight for the nomination, told re- porters that in his judgment the 57-year-old jurist would have been confirmed if it had not been for labor opposition. But Hruska said he thinks "the people realize it was a de- feat for balance on the Supreme Court." The senator said it wiil be difficult to mount a success- ful campaign against another nominee with a conservative background. Although Scott voted against Haynsworth's confirmation, the Republican leader said he would like to see Nixon name another southerner and a strict con- structionist. "The court needs Scott said, and this also was the theme of a number of other Re- publican senators who voted against Haynsworth. Labor leaders and civil rights forces waged an all-out fight against Haynsworth's nomina- tion, and lobbyists for both groups were among the specta- tors in the packed galleries when the vote was taken. Much of the criticism directed at Haynsworth in a week-long Senate debate, however, was over his failure to disqualify himself from ruling in cases i.i which opponents contended he had a financial interest in one of the parties. While none of the senators ac- cused him of dishonesty or of seeking to profit from his posi- tion on the bench, they said he had left an opening for an ap- pearance of impropriety. Earth-Bound Apollo Crew Gains Speed By PAUL KECEE SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) The Apollo 12 moon explorers streaked homeward today as earth's gravity pulled their Yankee Clipper spaceship faster and faster toward Monday's splashdown. Allowed To Sleep Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr., Richard F. Gordon Jr. and Alan L. Bean, weary from their suc- cessful lunar excurions, were al- lowed to sleep as long as they liked. They went to sleep shortly aft- er firing a powerful rocket burst behind the moon Friday to break the lunar gravitational embrace and plunge earthward. Mission Control let the Apollo 12 crew sleep for almost 12 hours, the longest rest period so far of the trip. Shortly after 7 a.m. there were signs of activity in the capsule and Mission Con- trol beamed them a taped re- cording of "wake up muic." Conrad replied by turning on his own recorded music for what the ground communicator called "a little bit of a battle of bands." About half an hour later the Astronauts fired a two-second rocket burst to change the spacecraft's course slightly. The end effect of the burn was to make the scheduled splashdown one minute later than originally scheduled. While they slept, the Yankea Clipper came under the domi- nance of earth's gravity. The spacecraft picked up speed and was to be miles from earth by mid-morning today, moving at more than miles an hour. Apollo 12 will continue to gain speed until Monday afternoon when it sears into the earth's at- mosphere at miles an hour and parachutes to a land- ing in the Pacific Ocean near American Samoa. On their 45th orbit of the moon, the astronauts fired their powerful rocket engine. The rocket firing occurred behind the moon and as the spacecraft reappeared it was fleeting homeward at more than miles an hour. Gravitational pull of the moon slowed it until about 10 p.m., EST, when the earth's gravity took hold and Apollo 12 started down hill toward home. Conrad and Bean described their moon adventures during a final television close-up of the moon after they left its orbit. Conrad said he landed so near the planned place that "I gave myself quite a thrill." Bean said that walking in the reduced gravity of the moon's surface was a funny thing. "Your legs never seem to get he said. "You assume some kind of normal pace and you're able to go for long dis- tances without your legs getting tired." "I found I couldn't said Conrad. "Wherever we went we loped, and it just didn't seem natural not to lope." Conrad said he fell down once during the 7V6 hours he and Bean walked the moon's sur- face. "I didn't have any prob- lem getting he said. During their. week in space, the Apollo 12 crew had three work days lasting more than 20 hours. They got only four to five hours of sleep Thursday night. A number of needy area children is going to have a a brighter Christmas because of yesterday's donation of new toys, clothing and candy to the Santa Fund. The gift was made by TASK, The Aides of St. Kathryn's Church in Hud- son, who held a fair and donated what Santa Fund was left. Accepting the toys for the Tele- graph was. Mrs. Suzanne Schwartz, cen- ter, a member of the advertising staff. She is flanked by Mrs. Dorothy Estee, president of TASK, and Mrs. Helen Ross, program chairman. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) Requests for Assistance Rise; Santa Fund Now Totals By MICHELE BUJOLD A friend writes to the Salvation Army: "Gentlemen: Due to the fact that the following lady's hus- band left her in April of this year, and in August stopped all support, left his job and also the area, Mrs. K and her four children have had to get by with the neighbor's as- sistance, the city and your office. "Her divorce is in process, but as yet no progress has been made. She finally will receive a check for November and, of course, in Local Draft Boards Advised On Induction of 'Delinquents' By BARRY SCHWEID WASHINGTON (AP) The Justice Department has cau- tioned local draft boards they should not try to hustle into the Army "delinquents" who make good-faith efforts to correct past mistakes. Though local boards have wide discretion under selective service regulations, the depart- Mercury Drops To Cool 11 Above Nashuans dug out their wooly pajamas last night when the ther- mometer plunged to the lowest 10 far this season 11 frosty de- grees. The Old Farmer's Almanac isn't particularly encouraging about the prospects for the rest of the month of November, either. Starting yesterday, it said: "Steady by, storms are nigh. See, I told you so, look at it snow." Looks like a long, rough winter. ment. said Friday, they are without authority to speed in- ouction of men who try to cor- rect "oversights" or even will- ful violations of draft rules. Suggests Acquittal The department took this posi- tion in a memorandum to the Supreme 'Court suggesting the acquittal of David B. Troutman, a North Las Vegas, Nev., labor- er who was under a 5-year pris- on sentence. U.S. Solicitor General Erwin N. Griswold said Troutman, de- clared delinquent by a Decatur, Hi., board in 1967 for not staying in touch with it, had offered lat- er i-; a letter to obey draft regu- lations. Besides, Griswold said, he was 29 when he was ordered to induction, 3 years past the usual cutoff. The memorandum is particu- larly significant in that the de- partment is defending in several other cases before the high court the accelerated induction of Vietnam war protesters, Griswold has refused to support the government's position in two of those cases. The memorandum in the Troutman case followed. Griswold told the court the basic purpose of the delinquen- cy regulation is to compel regis- trants to comply with their "du- ties" by .presenting them with "the distasteful but honorable alternative prospect of rcclassi- fication to 1-A" and speedy in- duction. He added that the regulations "seek wherever possible to ef- fect the registrant's return to compliance with his recting of an oversight if there was merely neglect, purging of a violation should willfulness be present." Troutman had been classified 3A as a married man with two children. He was reclassified 1A after separating from his wife and not responding to two ques- tionnaires. He contended he should have been exempt from induction because he was sup- porting his mother and the chil- dren, who live with her in Deca- tur. December from welfare. How- ever, due to the fact that the oil, lights, and other bills have ac- cumulated so high, it will be im- possible to do any Christmas shopping for these two little boys and two little girls. "May I recommend this lady for some sort of help for the holi- Asks For Help Another woman, Mrs. A, writes to Captain Charles Sargent, officer in charge of the local Salvation Army, that she would like some help for the holidays. "My husband is totally disabled, but he won't be getting a check until March she explains. "I am not able to work because my legs are very, bad. The only sup- port we have is my son, who works very hard to make ends meet." Mrs. A's family has another member, a girl who is asthma- tic and unable to work. "It would be deeply appreciated if you could help me. Thank you kindly for understanding." she concludes. These are but two of the hun- dreds of letters the Salvation Army receives every year at this time requesting help for the holidays. The Santa Fund, which today stands at a total of is used to provide a food order, clothing and a new toy for Nashua's needy, unfortunates and forgotten elderly. Apply For Aid Last year, more than 275 families, including chil- dren, needed the kind of help the Salvation Army provides. Captain Sargent said today that those seeking assistance can submit their applications start- ing Dec. 1 through 5 from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. at Salvation Army headquarters, 15 Temple Street. He said that on Dec. 3 and 4 the hours will be extended SANTA FUND Page 2 Police Push Probe Of Bank Robbery MERRIMACK Police today are continuing their search for a lone gunman who robbed the. Merrimack Branch of the Second National Bank and made off with J7.500 yesterday. Latest reports indicated no new TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Anderson Church Classifieds 16, 17, 18, 19 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING by EXPERTS at reasonable prices S 4 H Green Stamps Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Mon. thru Sat. Open Thurs, 'til Comics Cromley Editorial Financial Horoscope 14, IS 4 4 6 151 Lawrence Obituaries Social Sports Teen Television Theaters 4 2 9 10 8 IS 15 Dr. Thostcson 16 Weather 2 Women's Page 7 leads in apprehending the sus- pect, described as about 25 years old, six feet tall, 185 pounds with brown hair and wearing a brown plaid jacket. Bank employes told police that the holdup man walked into the small modern building yesterday morning, brandished an automat- ic pistol, handed a brown paper bag to a woman teller, and said he wanted the money in a hurry. The robber reportedly fled in a used, dark blue Mustang con- vertible, damaged on one side. The car is the object of intensive search by local forces, state po-t lice and FBI agents. A 13-statc all points bulletin has been issued for the suspect's ar- rest. '70 Chevrolcts CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as r day Call Teri 888-1121 MacMulkin Chevrolet NASHUA'S ONLY FACTOB1 AUTHORIZED DEALER SKI-DOO Ski-Doo Suits BOOK Trailers Sleds Accessories ft Parts Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center Main Street, Nashua, N. R. Nixon, in his statement after the vote, said "an outstanding jurist, who would have brought great credit to the Supreme Court of the United States, has been rejected by the United States Senate." He said he deeply regretted it and he believed a majority of the people did too. Haynsworth issued a state- ment saying the resolution of the controversy over his nomi- nation was "an unhappy one for me." "But for our country's sake I hope the debate will prove to have been a cleansing agent which will soothe the way for the President's next and later nominees." CLEMENT F. HAYNSWORTH Saigon Chief Denies Report Of Massacre By GEORGE ESPEB SAIGON (AP) One day after the U. S. Army announced it is broadening its investigation into an al- leged massacre of Viet- namese civilians, the South Vietnamese govern- ment said reports of the in- cident are "completely in- accurate." Issues Statement Responding to published re- ports that American troops murdered several hundred civil- ians in a coastal hamlet 21 months ago, the Defense Minis- try said in a statement today that there was no massacre but that U.S. air strikes and artil- lery killed "about 20 civilians" in a battle which claimed 125 Viet Cong. A U.S. Army lieutenant has been charged with premeditated murder and a sergeant with as- sault with intent to commit murder in the alleged massacre of approximately 100 civilians in the Quang Ngai Province ham- let of My Lai on March 16, 1968. The Army disclosed Friday in Washington that an additional 24 soldiers and ex-GIs are also under investigation in the inci- dent. The surprise statement by the South Vietnamese was based on the results of an inquiry by Lt. Gen. Hoang Xuan Lam, com- mander of the area that in- cludes Quang Ngai. President Nguyen Van Thieu had person- ally ordered Lam to investigate. The defense ministry state- ment contradicted not only the U.S. Army's version of the inci- dent, but also the accounts of Vietnamese citizens of Son My Village who claim to have wit- nessed or survived the massa- Weekend Edition Stock Lists Teen-Age Page Extra Comics Civilians have told officials and newsmen of American troops entering the village, herding the people from their homes into three groups, and killing them with rifles and ma- chine guns. Photographs by a former Army photographer, purporting to show bodies of some of the victims, have been published in the United States. Unable To Explain Asked how the conflict be- tween this statement and the U.S. Army version of the inci- dent could be explained, a South Vietnamese government spokes- man said, "I have no idea." A U.S. military spokesman said, "I don't know that there is any and added that in any event it would be "inappropriate" for the U.S. Command to comment. The U.S. Embassy and the com- mand have said all statement on the case would have to come from the Pentagon. On the battlefield, allied forces said today that they SAIGON Page t Milford Boy Killed By Hit-Run Driver MILFORD-A 7-year-old Mil- ford child was killed last night by a hit-run driver while cross- ing the street with his grand- mother, police said today. Chief Duane Rockwell said that Douglas W. Gordon Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas W. Gordon of 51 Elm Street, was struck by a hit and run driver while crossing Union Street at approximately 11 p.m. The child was accompanied by his grandmother, Mrs. Gladys B o w e n, of Union Street, Milford, when the acci- dent occurred, he said. The mis- hap took place near the inter- section of Lincoln and Union Streets. Rockwell said that apparently the boy was trailing a few steps behind his grandmother when he was struck by the vehicle. The grandmother was not hurt, he said. Rockwell noted that while there are conflicting reports on the description of the vehicle, police investigators are making "headway" in the case. The child was .pronounced dead of a broken neck at Me- morial Hospital, Nashua, by Dr. Christmas shop in comfort these cold, wet winter days nights. It's always dry and 72 degrees at the NASHUA MALL Manning Aboozia who was on duty at the time. The boy, a second grade stu- dent at Garden Street Elemen- tary School, is survived by his parents; a sister, Kristine; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Gladys Boweri, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. June Gor- don, also of Milford. He was born in Brunswick, Me., on May 26, 1962. The Smith and Heald Funeral home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. Youth Aids Man Dragged by Bus FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) Decisive action by a passerby Friday night is credited with preventing serious injury to a Fitchburg man who was dragged about 30 feet beneath a bus. Police report that George E. Wiggins, 43, was standing near his car when he fell beneath a passing bus. A passerby, Richard Avant, 20, of Fitchburg, saw the inci- dent, police said, and broke a window on the bus to attract the driver's attention. Wiggins was treated at Bur- bank Hospital for lacerations and later released. FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. SERVING NASHUA AND SURROUNDING TOWNS 465-2267 ;

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