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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 8, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                                Today's Chuckle One nice thing about grow- ing older is that you and your children can be on the same side of the generation gap. Nashua Celeoraph Weather Clearing, Cold Tonight Showers Likely Tuesday Ntw Hampshirt's Largest Evening Newspaper WM mi urt ii-t VOL. 101 NO. 237 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October 20, 1831 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 30 PASES Price TEN CENTS Aldermen Plan Library Project Wrap Up By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER At its meeting tomorrow night, the Board of Aldermen will move to wrap up the li- brary construction project by approving several appropriation measures, overriding a mayoral veto and by killing creation of an alternate site study commit- tee. Meanwhile, the library trus- tees, in a lengthy statement re- capping the history of the li- brary project, appealed to citi- zens to support the aldermen "in order to assure the City of Nashua a new library it so richly deserves and needs." Action expected tomorrow night will include: Approval of a two-part funding plan to put up the city's to match the supple- mentary donated by Eliot A. Carter. Overriding of Mayor Den- nis J. Sullivan's veto of a reso- lution turning over the old post office on Court Street to the joint library building commit- tee to make way for its demo- lition. Indefinite postponement of a resolution to create a com- mittee to study the Mill Pond site which a citizens' group has proposed as an alternate sits for the new library, now des- tined for the Park Street area. Property Measure Another measure which would assess a total of for the taking of six properties in the Park Street area for construc- tion of the library remains in the finance committee. But Aldermanic President Maurice L. Arel said a special finance committee will be held tomorrow at p.m. to con- sider various items and this resolution will be brought up for a recommendation. The aldermen will then be able to pass on it at the alder- manic meeting at 8 p.m., he said, after moving for a second reading under a rules suspen- sion. Funds for the property tak- ings would be drawn from al- ready approved appropriations. The properties to be taken by eminent domain represent the last needed for the library site and those which the city has been unable to acquire through negotiation. The two-part funding plan, which the aldermen expect Sul- livan to veto, calls for the float- ing of a bond issue and the transfer of from the capital improvements section of this year's municipal budget. Members of the planning committee have recommended that the resolution to create a Mill Pond site study committee be indefinitely postponed. City Proposal Bars Activities At Elections A three-point proposal to prohibit the posting of politi- cal signs throughout the city and to regulate campaigning at the polls election day will be presented to the Board of Aldermen tomorrow night. Redistrlct Wards In addition, the board will consider final passage for a res- olution asking the legislature to redistrict Nashua's nine wards. The three-point proposal, con- tained in three separate ordi- nances, is endorsed by outgoing Ward 8 Alderman Robert A. Dion. It would: the posting of any po- litical signs or posters through- out the entire city, with no ex- ception allowed. Prohibit any person from holding or posting any political signs and distributing any hand- bills in front of and 100 feet either side of the entrance to a polling place. Violation of the ordinance would entail a fine. The ordinance would an- prime parking spots near the polling places. This, in turn, forces voters to hunt for parking places, he said, and the situation can get critical at voting places in con- gested areas. After a first reading, the three measures will be referred to a committee for study. Ward Redistrieling Returning from the election and returns committee with a recommendation for passage is the resolution requesting ward redistricting. Alderman-at- Large Bertram! J. Bouchard, chairman of the election and returns committee, sponsored the resolution which was given a first reading at "any municipal election the Nov. 12 aldermanic meet- or any biennial election day." the parking of any vehicle in front of the entrance to a polling, place and 100 feet either side of the entrance, ex- cept for the purpose of voting. Dion said his proposed ordi- nances are the result of com- plaints from candidates and voters. The posting of signs in the city, he said, usually generates more signs as an opponent feels he 'has to outdo his rival In this form of campaigning. Besides affecting the land- scape, Dion said, this practice also strains friendships. Friends of a candidate find it difficult to refuse him the use of their lawn, he explained. And a property owner with more than one candidate-friend finds himself forced to accom- modate a batch of signs, he added. As for campaigning at the polls, Dion said he believes this yields few votes in the ballot box. He said: "The people don't like it- Be- sides, when the voters go to the polls, 95 per cent of them have already made up their minds. Candidates have told me they would not campaign at the polls if their opponents were not doing it." The poll parking ordinance, Dion explained, will guarantee that the voters will have the prime parking spots. A common practice now, he said, is for candidates to sta- tion placard-laden vehicles in mg. Only the state legislature can redistrict wards but the alder- men can expedite matters by CITY PROPOSAL Page 2 Three and a San ders Associates, Inc., vice president view three particles of moori rock which were on display as part of this weekend's open house held at Sanders' new South Nash- ua facility. About visited the facil- ity to inspect the modern building and Gazing of the Moon a variety of booths and displays. Looking over the moon bits are, from left: Miles Keefe, Terence McClary, vice president and controller, and Jane and Alice Keefe. The three youngsters are children or John Keefe, Sanders corporate counsel. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) 2 Democrafs Urge Special Panel New My Lai Probe Sought By BILL NEIKIRK WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Nixon has been urged by two influential Democrats to ap- point an independent fact-find- ing panel to investigate the al- leged massacre of civilians by U.S. soldiers at the South Viet- namese village of My Lai. The proposals came separate- ly Sunday from Sen. C. Stennis, D-Miss., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. Stennis said the panel should be composed of persons "out- side the government and outside the military" and should survey the March 1968 incident, deter- mine the facts and make a spe- cial report to the President. Probed Assassination Humphrey told newsmen the panel should be similar to the Warren Commission, which probed the assassination of HUBERT H. HUMPHREY President John F. Kennedy. The former vice president said in Los Angeles "enough has been said that there needs to be an examination." Stennis said the special pan- el's probe could be undertaken while trials of the accused are under way. But the senator spoke against a full-scale congressional inves- tigation, saying "if we in the Congress go to holding a hear- ing now and before that trial is over, it will go off in different directions, be highly confused and totally unfair to the defend- ants." Stennis spoke on the ABC in- terview program "Issues and Answers." First Lt. William L. Calley Jr., a platoon leader in the com- pany which led the assault on My Lai, faces a court martial on charges of killing 109 Viet- namese civilians. A staff ser- geant also is charged with as- sault to commit murder. Former Supreme Court Jus- Queries on fxpecfed TONIGHT IN. THE TELEGRAPH Abby 7 Financial Anderson Baker Classifieds 26, 27, 28, 29 Comics 25 Cook 4 Cromley Crossword Editorial Nixon Meets Press Tonight Horoscope 20 Lawrence 4 Obituaries 2 Sports 22, 23 Suburban 8 4 Taylor 4 5 Television 25 20 Dr. Thosteson 20 4 Weather 2 WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon comes down from his snow-covered mountain re- treat today to face a news conference and reporters who have had two-and-a-half months to prime themselves with ques- FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. SERVING NASHUA AND BDEEOUND1NQ TOWNS 465-2267 SUNFLOWER SEEDS 50 LB. BAG at Hammar Hardware Co. 35 Railroad Sq. Nashua 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY tions since their last formal meeting with the chief execu- tive. Much has happened since Nix- on's last news conference Sept. 26 to spark tonight's questions alleged massacre of civil- ians by American soldiers at My Lai in Vietnam, .the defeat of the Haynsworth Supreme Court nomination, the start of U.S. Soviet arms control talks, con- tinued inflation and several other Vietnam developments. The session will be carried live by the major television and radio networks. All indications pointed away from any announcement of fur- ther U.S. troop withdrawls from Vietnam. For the time being, the administration is standing on the cut- back that has already taken place, while taking a careful look at. reports of increased North Vietnamese infiltration of the South before going further on manpower reductions. CHARGE ACCOUNTS INVITED BANKAMERICARD UNI-CARD MASTER CHARGE S H Green Stamps Nashua Wallpaper Co. 128 W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Mon. thru Sat. Open Thurs. 'til 9 20% OFF ALL PICTURES AND PLAQUES FLETCHER'S PAINT WORKS Rte 101 Milford Use BankAmcricard SEN. JOHN STENNIS tice Arthur J. Goldberg and a group of jurists Thursday urged Nixon to appoint such a com- mission. But they suggested the probe go beyond My Lai to the entire area of American conduct in The Army is investigating ths My Lai charges and a special panel headed by Lt. Gen. Wil- liam Peers is holding closed hearings to determine whether there was a coverup of the inci- dent by military officials in Vietnam. Secretary of the Army Stanley J. Resor also said Sunday the Army's general counsel is studying two possible ways of trying soldiers who were at My by military commis- sion, the other by a general court-martial. Resor appeared on NBC's "Meet Secretary John H. Chaf- fce. The Navy official said he doesn't believe the My Lai inci- dent will undermine the United MY LAI PROBE Page 2 NASHUA'S ONLY FACTORY AUTHORIZED DEALER SKI-DOO Skl-Doo Suits Trailers Sleds Accessories ft Parts Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center 283 Main Street, Nashua, N.H. The Joint library building com- mittee has declared that, with J271.000 already spent on ac- quiring and planning .the Park Street site, it is too late for the city to choose a new site for the library. In a letter to the aldermen, Wolfgang Eschholz, a member of the group advocating t h e Mill Pond site, will again call upon the board for consideration of the alternate site. Funds Appropriated To date, the city has appro- priated for the library site and the facility's construc- tion and an additional for improvement of street pat- terns in the area. The city's latest proposed appropriation would boost its total contribution for site, building and street pat- terns to Responding to the mayor's call for a ceiling on the library project, the joint building com- mittee has agreed to impose a limit on construction expenditures. LIBRARY PROJECT Page 2 Senate Faces Hurdle To Tax Bill By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) An amendment that would remove much of the political clout from labor unions by eliminating their tax-exempt status is presenting a major stumbling block to an early Senate vote this week on the tax reform bill. cuniary said Sen. George D Aiken, R-Vt., the Sen- ate senior Republican. Assistant GOP Senate Leader Battle Expected Managers of the bill, now in its third week of Senate debate, say a final vote can be held Tuesday or Wednesday. But the amendment, sponsored by Ari- zona Republican Sen. Paul Fan- nin must be dealt with first, and a tough floor battle is expected over the politically charged is- sue. Fannln's proposal would deny tax-exempt status to unions and other organizations using mem- bers' dues and assessments to support or oppose political can- didates or parties. Fannin insists his amendment would hit tax-exempt business groups equally with unions, but he concedes his great concern is with labor. "It has been he says, over million were spent by labor unions in the last national elections, not including wages and salaries of those in cvery-day activities that are truly involved in political endeavors. "One of the things which makes this practice so iniqui- tous is that much of this money is collected by the union leaders under arrangements which give a man no choice but to belong to a union." Union Contends The AFL-CIO contends these activities are legitimate be- cause the funds are received in voluntary contributions from union members and because they are paid out not by the la- bor organization itself but by a separate group, the Committee on Political So far during floor debate, the Senate has cut back substantial- ly on the House-passed tax re- form bill while voting for a number of politically popular riders, including a big increase in Social Security benefits. Two leading Senate Republi- cans suggest these votes are part of a Democratic scheme to pack the bill with costly provi- sions .which would force Presi- dent Nixon to veto it. "I expect there are a lot of people who would like to see it vetoed, either for political or pe- Robert P. Griffin SENATE of Michigan Page 2 Girl Hit By Truck Is Dead A Nashua girl injured when she was struck by a truck at New Dunstable Road and Liberty Street Nov. 28 died yesterday at St. Joseph's Hospital. Claire Veilleux, 13, of 4 Cote Ave., was pronounced dead at about 4 a.m. by Dr. John Fon- tana, acting medical referee. Death was due to a fractured skull, brain injuries, and inter- nal injuries. The girl had been on the criti- cal list in the intensive care unit since last Friday night, when a pickup truck operated by Romeo Labrie, 17, of 5 Pacific Blvd., struck her as she was walking home after visiting friends. She was the fifth traffic victim in Nashua tills year, and the state's 179Ui accident victim of 1969. Nashua's last fatal accident resulted in the death of Lillian Wilham, 16, of Merrimack, and Janice Stevens, 17, of Amherst. That accident occurred on July 14. The girl was born in Nashua on Jan. 5, 1956, daughter of Jo- seph F. Veilleux and the late Olivette (Laquerre) Veilleux. She was a communicant of St. Jo- seph's Church and an eighth grade pupil of St. Joseph's School. She leaves, besides her father, her stepmother, Mrs. Marie-Ange (Paquet) Veilleux; four brothers, GIRL DIES Page 2 Santa Fund Total Jumps to By MARSHA CLEMENT The Telegraph's Santa Fund, boosted by more than in do- nations over the weekend, today stands at Several addi- tional items of food, toys and clothing were also received. Among the weekend contribu- tors were Jimmy Graney, a Hol- lis first grader who brought in a box of toys, and the Morgen children who also gave toys. Clothing and toys were donated by Roy and Cathy Reed. Donations of money were re- ceived from: Nashua Typographical Union, Local No. 365 Payroll Department, Johns-Manville Prod- ucts Corp. Lisa and Paul Gcndron Bccbe Rubber Co., Finishing Department Nashua Varsity Club Morgen Children Kenneth and Ingrid "A Friend" Nashua Emblem Club No. 170 Hampshire Mfg. Employes Indian Head Millwork Corp. 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