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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 29, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                                Today's Chuckle It takes a little experience to kiss like a professional, but a lot of experience to kiss like m amateur. Nashua VOL. 101 NO. 254 Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October Ntw Hampshire's Largtst Evtnlng Newspaper NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY. DECEMBER 29, 1969 Weather Tonight Fair, Cold Tuesday Pric. TEN CENTS U.S. Envoy, Wife Attacked Manila Police Protect Agnew From Leftists twlj-i.: Horsepower in Vermont Robert Lane of East Montpelier, Vt, used his mare to pull his truck out from under snow drifts on his snow-bound farm. His son, Teddy, leads the horse. The storm dumped nearly 50 inches of snow on parts of Vermont and left the state an official disaster area. (AP Wirephoto) France Wants Israel To Explain Gunboats By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Foreign Minister Maur- ice Schumann of France has demanded an explan- ation from Israel of how five gunboats slipped out of Cherbourg despite an arms embargo, official French sources said today. Head For Israel The gunboats, built for Israel before the French embargoed arms to Israel Jan 1, were reported moving through (he eastern Mediterranean toward Israel, almost within range of Egyptian planes. They slipped out of Cherbourg in the early morning darkness Christmas Day. The sources said Schumann made his demand Sunday at a 15-minute meeting with Eytan Ron, the Israeli charge d'affaires. The sources added that Ron told Schumann he had no instructions and would con- sult his government immediate- ly. Reports from Sicily said a flurry of Israeli radio messages indicated an Israeli flotilla had passed the island. Maritime sources said the intercepted messages gave no positive con- firmation that the Israeli ves- sels were escorting the gun- Mayor Calls New Board For Meeting The new Board of Aldermen which will take office Thursday, New Year's Day, has been called into informal session tonight at 7 by Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan. Sullivan said the purpose of the meeting, which will be held in the aldermanic chamber at City Hall, is to discuss board pro- cedures and related subjects. The aldermen-e'ect, he said, have also been invited to attend tonight's finance committee meet- Ing at to become acquainted with the function of that group. Insurance awards will be con- sidered by the committee tonight. It will meet again tomorrow night at to approve final expendi- tures preparatory to the closing of municipal accounts for 1969 on Dec. 31. boats, but they indicated some- thing unusual was going on. Officials in the French port of Cherbourg, where the gunboats were built, estimated 'that with one refueling at sea, the 40-knot boats could reach the Israeli port of Haifa sometime today. The 270-ton gunboats are 147 feet long. British navy sources said three ships of the Soviet Medi- terranean fleet were lying off Malta, close enough to sea lanes between Sicily and Israel to monitor any Israeli ship move- ments. Another 15 Russian war- ships were reported in Egyptian waters. The Israeli government main- tained silence on the gunboat in- cident, and a Defense Ministry spokesman said: "We never talk about 'this subject." The U.S. 6th Fleet and spokesmen in Naples for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization also re- fused to answer any questions about the gunboats, but it was assumed that the 6th Fleet was tracking them. European diplomats had vary- ing opinions on the likely im- pact of the vessels' arrival in Is- rael. French relations with Is- rael could hardly be worse so they are not likely to be much affected. Some diplomats thought there might be damage to France's campaign to woo the Arabs; others thought that because of the secret way the gunboats squeezed through the French embargo on arms sales to Israel, the Arabs would not make a fuss. The French Defense Ministry insisted over the weekend that the gunboats had been sold to a Norwegian company as un- armed transport boats for off- shore oil rigs. A film of the boats taken in Cherbourg, how- ever, showed a cannon mounted On at least one. Norwegian shipping executive Ole Martin Siem said he repre- sented the company, Starboat Oil Co. of Panama, and that it had taken over "five fast-going motorboats" in Cherbourg some time ago. But he refused to say whether the firm had Israeli connection! or who its owners were. A spokesman for the Norwe- gian Foreign Ministry said the French announcement that the boats had been sold to Norwe- gians was apparently made to cover up the real buyers. It said no license had been granted for import of the boats into Nor- FRANCE DEMANDS Page 2 By T. JEFF WILLIAMS MANILA American demonstra- tors attacked a limousine carrying U. S. Ambassador Henry Byroade and his wife tonight, but riot police kept them away when Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and -his wife arrived a short while later for a re- ception at the U. S. .Em- bassy. Reaches Compound Several hundred riot police drove the crowd of more than 100 young leftists across the road from the embassy com- pound. The demonstrators chanted "Yankee Go and marched up and down as the Agnews' car drove into the compound with some 29 Secret Service agents running along- side. Booing and shouting, the dem- onstrators surrounded Byr- cade's car and banged on it with their signs and fists. Several demonstrators jumped in front of the car, bringing it to a halt. More than 200 helmeted police forced the demonstrators back and at least two tear gas gre- nades were thrown. The car drove into the embassy com- pound. The demonstrators handed out a leaflet saying they were mem- bers of the Free Philippine Youth Union and the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, which is one of the more vocal opponents of U.S. policy in Viet nam. Agnew arrived in Manila dur- ing the afternoon and told wel- comers at the airport that the United States and the Philip- pines "stand together on the threshold of a new decade which holds challenge as well as brings promise for both of our na- tions." Agnew brought greetings from President Nixon and a pre- diction that the 1970s "will see us reach a new mutual friend- ship which does honor to two great sovereign nations." He stressed partnership be- tween the two longtime friends in brief remarks at Manila In- ternational Airport. The Philip- pines is the first of 10 Asian countries Agnew is scheduled to visit during the next three weeks. Along with his wife, Judy, Ag- new's party of 40 included Apol- lo 10 astronaut Eugene A. Cer- nan, who will present President Ferdinand Marcos with pieces of moon rock and pictures of the Philippines taken from space. Praises Philippines Agnew said that since this is his first trip to Asia, "I am not in a position to make pronounce- ments on this part of the world." But he praised the Phil- ippines for its development of representative government, free speech, free press and public education. The vice president arrived amid a revival of the furor over American aid to Philippine troops in Vietnam. Filipino Sen. Salvador H. Lau- rel, just back from a trip to Washington, said Sen, J. Wil- liam Fuibright, D-Ark. Was cor- rect in implying that the Philippine noncombat troops sent to Vietnam were virtually "mercenaries" because the United States allegedly paid million for their services. Defense Secretary Ernesto S. Mata accused Laurel of "an in- sult of the highest caliber on his own people." The last of the Philippine troops came home last month. The charges by Fuibright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and their implications for President Nix- on's new "Asia doctrine" of let- ting the Asians fight their own wars with American equipment are likely to come up for discus- sion when Agnew talks with President Ferdinand E. Marcos during his three-day visit. Agnew was threatened with anti-American demonstrations by radical student and labor groups opposing U.S. policy in Vietnam. The U.S. Embassy was heavily guarded by police, and a wide area around the em- bassy entrance was roped off. The Manila Chronicle report- ed that an antiriot force of 600 police and troops had been as- sembled for duty during the vice president's visit. He is rep- resenting the United States at the second inauguration of Mar- cos on Tuesday. Agnew told newsmen aboard his plane as they crossed the Pacific that the Nixon adminis- tration will not pressure South POLICE PROTECT Page! More Housing Units Planned For Elderly By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER Three variance requests, in- cluding-one for the construction of 100 more units of low-rent housing for .the elderly on Tyler Street, will be considered; at a public hearing tomorrow night. The hearing will be conducted by the Zoning Board of Adjust- ment at in the City Hall ward room. Seeking a variance of the height limitations in a C Resi- dential District to permit con- struction of the proposed seven- story building for the elderly at Harbor Avenue and Tyler Street 7s That a Hippie Or Billy Graham? By STRATTON L. DOUTHAT HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) Evangelist Billy Graham says he often attends love-ins and rock festivals incognito so he can get a true picture of what's going on among today's young people. "I sometimes put on a false moustache and a he told newsmen Sunday after ad- dressing some young peo- ple at the Miami-Hollywood Rock Festival. Graham, invited to speak by ;he festival promoter, said he 'ound the experience refreshing. "This is the way Jesus did le said. "He went to where the people were." Graham spoke for about 20 minutes Sunday and got a mixed reaction. The boys and girls sat on blankets in a muddy, straw- strewn field. Some listened in- tently as Graham urged them to "drop out of your present lives and turn on to the power of God." A few jeered and shouted obscenities, some talked quietly among themselves and a good number slept, exhausted by events the previous night when the last musical group quit at 4 a.m. "I came prepared to be shout- ed Graham told news- men, "but I was amazed at the polite way I was treated." Graham received scattered applause when he mounted the makeshift stage. He got a larger hand when he finished speaking. "I think this is a generation of tremendous young he said. "Many of them are deeply religious you can find it in BILLY GRAHAM some of the music if you listen hard enough." He said he would continue to attend large gatherings of youths to spread the Gospel. "I'll be happy to come to any rock festival where I'm invit- he said. "I feel I scattered some seeds here today." is the Sam Remo Realty Corp. of South Burlington, Vt, Holds Option The firm holds an option over the corner lot and will construct the high-rise structure under the turnkey method at a cost of J1.69 million. Under the turnkey method, the project is to be built as a private venture according to federally approved plans. Once built, the project is to be sold to the NBA. A spokesman for the NHA said the authority had agreed to the turnkey method lo expe- dite construction. The new housing project will face the 96-unit project for the elderly currently under con- struction on the north side of Tyler Street and which is ex- pected to be completed in the spring. Others requesting variance! are: George Champeron, option holder on property owned by -the J. W. Simoneau Sons Realty Corp. at Otterson and Chestnut Streets, who is seeking a vari- ance of the use regulations in a C Residence District to con- vert an existing warehouse into a storage, fabricating and as- sembly building. Edward E. Gage Jr., who seeks a variance of the use reg- ulation in a C district to con- vert a single residence at 6 Kins- ley St., into a floral shop with an outdoor sign. Mediator Sought For City Dispute State Labor Commissioner Rob- ert M. Duvall has been asked by Local 789, International Associ- ation of Fire Fighters, to mediate the contract dispute between the local and the Nashua fire com- missioners. A meeting between the local and the fire commissioners was tentatively set for 4 p. m. today, pending confirmation of Duvall's attendance. In the meantime, the firemen have called off a work slowdown and halted picketing activities at City Hall. The local and the fire com- missioners are stalemated over the union status of officers. The fire commissioners main- tain the officers are part of man- agement. They say they would be willing to allow the officers to For expert Prescription Service Call 882-3431 LISSETT REXALL Drug Store Simoneau Plaza, Nashua Professor By C.G. McDANIEL BOSTON (AP) Concern over the condition of the envi- ronment may soon replace the Vietnam War and civil rights as something to worry about, says Dr. Leo Marx. But Marx, an Amherst Col- lege professor of English and American institutions, cautioned that publicity and public con- cern about the environment should not be confused with real changes to make it better. Concern May Top Viet War, Civil Rights Stresses Condition of Environment In an address to the American Association for the Advance- ment of Science Sunday, Marx criticized some aspects of the conservation movement, saying it has been associated with the privileged and has had "over- tones of philanthropy." "To many he said, "a conservationist is a fel- low with enough time and mon- ey to enjoy outdoor life, camp- ing, bird watching or mountain climbing. "To others, conservationist 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY ARTISTS GIFT SETS SUPPLIES Christmas Special 10 to 20% off Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Peart St. 8B-M91 Mon. thru Sat, means some sort of crank re- former, hippie, nature freak, or just a rich man eager to protect the sanctity of his rustic re- treat." Until recently, Marx said, "the .problems of conservation seldom have been made to seem pertinent to the welfare of the poor, the nonwhite population, or most Americans who live in cities." The conservation movement has1 been characterized by "a certain innocence, above all an excessive trust.in rational per- suasion as a political method." he said. The destruction of natural re- sources and wildlife has result- ed, he said, from the profit making activities of individuals and corporations. The American business sys- tem has placed a high premium upon ingenious ways of over- coming the environment, Marx said, and has minimized "any constraints that might follow from an awareness of the long term ecological welfare of the society as a whole." Ecology is the study of living things in relation to their envi- ronment or to each other. Whether they like it or not, Marx said, ecologists "are going to find themselves in- volved in politics." "If environmental problems are going to yield any solutions it will be necessary for lead- ers of the movement to know where the power lies and how to confront Marx said. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Anderson Classifieds 30, 31 '70 Chevrolets CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as per day Coll Dick 888-112) MtcMulWn Chevrolet NASHUA'S ON BI SKI-DOO Skf-Doo Suits Boot! Trttleri Acoeiioriei It Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center Street, Comics Cookr Cromley Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope U Lawrence Obituaries Sports 28. 29 29 Suburban 4 Sulzbureer 3 Taylor 38 Television 4 Theaters 5 3 4 28 10 Dr. Thosteson 14 Weather 2 FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. retain their union membership under the department's first writ- ten contract provided the officers were excluded from holding office in the local and from serving on the grievance and bargaining committees. Union officials say the officers do not possess sufficient supervi- sory powers to be considered part of management. Denying them the rights to hold office and to serve on the grievance and bargaining committees, the union maintains, would deprive the officers of benefits deriving from their union membership. Official Raps Blackouts CONCORD, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission Chairman Francis Riordan (oday demanded ex- planations from the state's pow- er companies for the wide- spread power blackouts during the holiday slorms. Riordan said the utilities have been asked to submit written reports on the failures as soon as possible and "depending on those reports, we might call them in for a talk." The holiday storms, he said, "were not the type commonly expected but other factors such as (the availability) of repair crews, equipment and franchise locations are matters that should be re-evaluated in an ef- fort to improve the integrity of service." The storms knocked out pow- er in many areas of the state, especially rural communities and smaller towns. Riordan said he has not yet compiled a list of where and how long the outages lasted. He said the utilities, of which there are about a dozen in the state, "would be called upon to explain to the commiwldn reasons for the outagei MM! what measures the compmta taking to minlmlw recur- rences." W   

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