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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 4, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                                The smoothest running families are those that believe in teen work. Nashua STcleoranh Today-, Chuckle t t Weather Windy, Cold Tonight Little Change Friday New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper C J J VOL. 101 NO. 234 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 4, 1969 if 32 PASES Priet TEN CENTS Governor, Council Win in Court Pappagianis Required To Give Opinion On Tax Lorraine Desmarais, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Desmarais, 2 Abbe Lane, became a Santa's helper this week when she donated to the Telegraph Santa Fund. She canvassed her neigh- Sonfo's Little Helper borhood, which also includes Ducas Av- enue and Brookfield Drive. Her mother says Lorraine's helping Santa was "all her own idea." (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) (Story on Page Accused Mil ford Girl Says She Won't Talk (Related Story on Page 2) LOS ANGELES (AP) Lin- da D. Kasabian, who said she doesn't "if the whole world comes has been re- turned to Los Angeles from Concord, N.H. to face murder charges in the slayings of ac- trss Sharon Tate and four oth- ers. "I don't care if the whole world comes down. I'm not she said Wednesday shortly before she was turned over to Los. Angeles Police Sgts. Sidney J. Nuckles and Joan E. Simpson at Concord police headquarters and jail where she was held overnight. Hides Face Mrs. Kasabian hid her face behind the lapels of a brown coat and a red scarf while leaving the police station. The girl, 20, mother of a small child and pregnant with another, pleaded guilty in Con- cord District Court to being a fugitive from justice and waived extradition. Earlier, she had surrendered to state police. She reportedly was arrested in Milford, a town of where she stayed with her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Byrd, four days. The mother reportedly per- suaded the girl to surrender. Mrs. Kasabian's classmates at Milford Area High School, from which she dropped out, described her as "timid, quiet and frail." Allies Plan Cease-Fires SAIGON (AP) The South Viet- namese government today an- nounced cease-fires of 24 hours each for Christmas and New Year's. As usual, the U.S. Com- mand said it would go along. President Nguyen. Van Thieu's office said the Christmas cease- fire would begin at 6 p.m- Dec. 24 (5 a.m. EST) and end at 6 p.m. Christmas Day. The an- nouncement said the New Year cease-fire would run. from 6 p.m. Dec. 31 to 6 p.m. Jan. 1. Both sides annually call cease-fires for the Christmas, period. Action drops off substan- tially during these cease-fires even though each side accuses the other of violations. Last year, the South Viet-, namese announced a cease-fire for Christmas but refused to call one for New Year's' Day. Police in nearby Wilfon said the Biddeford, Maine native lived in that community until last June with a "hippie crowd" until she went to New Mexico. In Los Angeles, she was whisked off a plane from Bos- ton into an unmarked police car which sped away immediately. Newsmen were not allowed to question her. Larry Fleming, 20, of Raleigh, Calif., returning from a visit to Boston, said Mrs. Kasabian spent the trip in the rear of the plane, lying across three seats with a blanket over her. In Miami, Fla., Mrs. Kasa- bian's father, Rosier "Rosy" Drouin said he had seen his twice-married daughter only twice in the last 15 years. Talking as he passed out beers to day laborers crowding his car, Drouin said he had put his, pregnant daughter and her .18-mpnth-old child on a plane for Boston nearly three weeks ago because he "didn't like the way she was living." "She was happy as he said, "and she kept talking about the wonderful time she had in California, living off the fat of the land and all that. I told her I didn't want to hear about that mess." She was so happy, Drouin said, "I kept looking through her. luggage to see if she had drugs. But she didn't." Drouin said he received two letters from his daughter while she was living in a hippie-type commune in California, both asking for money. Drouin has been divorced from his wife for 15 years. CONCORD, N. H. (AP) The New Hampshire Supreme Court told Gov. Walter Peterson and the Executive Council today they are entitled to an opin- ion from Atty. Gen. George Pappagianis in determin- ing what action they may take in the Portsmouth Na- val Shipyard tax. case. Opinion Requested. In an advisory opinion .re- quested by the governor and council, the court said that al- though the attorney general is responsible for formulating his opinion "any action which you may determine to take for the protection of 'the interests of the state or the people' will not be concluded by his opinion." The governor and council had asked the court whether they have the authority to require an opinion or opinions from Pappagianis. The request came after Pap- pagianis declined to give his advisory opinion on the effect of previous U.S. Supreme Court rulings which might affect the controversy over Maine's impo- sition of an income tax on New Hampshire workers at the ship- yard located in Maine. In the brief advisory opinion, the supreme court referred to a slate law which provides that the governor and council may "represent to the attorney gen- eral that he.should appear to protect the interests of the state or of the people and thereupon it shall be his duty to appear. "Under the provisions of this section you entitled to an opinion from the attorney gener' al to assist you, in determining what action if any should be taken in the event that proceed- ings are or should be insti- tuted "The attorney general in his memorandum states that he has in fact advised you that the tax in question may validly be im- posed on New Hampshire citi- zens. While the attorney gener- al has sole responsibility form- ulating his legal opinion, any action which you may de- termine to take for the protec- tion of 'the interests of the state or of the people' will not be concluded by his opinion." Personal Opinion Pappagianis refused to give an official opinion on the merits of the case, contending prosecu- tion- of such a suit was not with- in the duties of the governor and council. However, he said his personal opinion as a law- yer was that the tax is consti- tutional. The controversy set off a feud between the governor and attorney general which has re- sulted in Pappagianis taking his point of view to court as well. In a suit against the gover- nor and his legal aide, Warren Rudman of Nashua, Pappagian- is contends Peterson has used Rudman for legal advice and that Rudman's position is un- constitutional. In the suit filed in Merrimack County Superior Court, Pappagi- anis said Peterson privately agreed with him that the tax dispute is "in the main, a pri- vate matter and that the opin- ion of the attorney general expresses the letter of the law." Pappagianis said the gover- nor initially accepted his view but later changed his mind on Rudman's advice. 2 Thugs Rob, Tie Up Hudson Homeowner By JOHN HARRIGAN HUDSON A man was bound, gagged and held at gunpoint while two masked bandits ransacked his house last night and stole about Hudson police said today. Frank A. Lacoshus Jr., 54, a former Nashuan, police said, was sitting in the living room of his Dracut Road home reading a newspaper last night when he heard a knock at his front door. Thinking it was someone he knew, police said, Lacoshus got up and opened the door. Two men, both masked and both car- rying pistols, "barged in" and forced him against the wall, ac- cording to Hudson Police Chief Andrew J. Polak. After yelling at Lacoshus to lie down, the two gunmen took cash from his pockets and searched him. He was then bound and gagged with his own neckties, Chief Folak said, and was rolled "like a log" into his bedroom. While Lacoshus looked on from the floor, the thieves ransacked the bedroom, turning over the bed and other articles of furniture in the process. "They ripped open every drawer and tore into every Poiafc said. Asked About Safe Lacoshus told police that while they were searching the house for money and other items, the gun- men asked repeatedly, "Where's the with Lacoshus reply- ing each time that there was no safe. When they were ready to leave, one of the bandits held a pistol to the victim's telling him "You move, I'll blow your head off." Although the two had ripped phones out during their search, they had not noticed a third house telephone in the bedroom under a small table beside the bed. The robbery victim told police he managed to wriggle over to the phone, which was on the floor, and push the receiver off the hook. He said he yelled to the operator to call police. Chief Polak was at a Country Club dinner in Nashua when he received the call. He and Lt. Donald Bowden, Polak said, were "out of town most of the night" chasing leads. Police said the thieves also fled with assorted items. Carter Considers Withdrawing Gift For New Library The latest library veto has caused Eliot A. Carter to con- sider withdrawing his initial gift for the library's construction, Aldermanic Presi- dent Maurice L. Arel reported today. Arel said the 83-year-old re- tired industrialist was highly up- set yesterday when he learned Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan had vetoed a resolution to turn over the old post office on Court Street to the joint library build- ing committee. And he considered the may- or's latest veto, Arel said, suf- ficient legal grounds to with- draw his gift. Vofe on Nevereff Property Questioned Legalities May Halt Land Purchase By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gorm- ley Jr. confirmed reports today that legal difficulties which have been encountered in the issuance of bonds could prevent the con- troversial acquisition of the Neverett property. The major difficulty, he said, hinges on whether the aldermen at their May 13 meeting accepted on a roll call vote a first read- ing of a resolution authorizing a bond issue to finance the purchase. According to the city charter, both a first and second reading of a bond resolution require roll call votes. Falls To Specify The minutes of the May 13 meeting, Gormley state the resolution was referred to the finance committee after its first reading but does not specify if it was accepted by roll .call. This deficiency, he added, was discovered by Palmer Dodge, bond counsels for the First Na- tional Bank of Boston which handles the city's bond sales. The bond issue was to be 
                            

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