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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 4, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle Watch the face of the clock and you'll never be more than one of the hands. Nashua Cele 1969 Tin TflkgrapH'i 100th Year At A Doily Nfwspaptr... Weather Cloudy, Mild Tpnlght Showtrs Likely Saturday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 30 Ettabllshed tl t Weekly October JO, 1832 Incorporated Dolly March 1, MM NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1969 Second Cliu Postage Paid At N. H. 18 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Good Friday now horn the.sixth hour (here was dcrriness over all the land unto the ninth hour. and He cried in a Joud voice: "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me." and behold, the vail of temple was rent in twain and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent. and when they saw those things that were done, they greasy, saying: TruJy this was the Son of God." (St. Matthew, (Telegraphoto-Shalhoup) Talk of N.H. Tax Reform Increasing In Momentum Solemnity Marks Area Church Services Nashua area churches joined in the universal spirit of mourn- ing today by observing. Good Friday with funeral reverence. Many churches held afternoon services, during the hours of 12- 3, and Protestant and Catho- lic churches will hold additional observances tonight. A special aura of solemnity prevailed in Rome today, as Pope Paul VI, deeply saddened by the strife within his church, fasted with millions of other Catholics to mourn the cruci- fied Christ. The Pope removed the ring of his office as a sign of mourning for the death of Christ to re- deem mankind. bells- of Rome's 500 churches will re- silent and altars stay bare until Saturday night. The 71-year-old pontiff was taking part in two major serv- ices in "Dry Mass" in the Rome Basilica of St. Mary Major and a torchlit Way Of the Cross procession in the shadow of the Colosseum. So far during his Holy Week addresses, Pope Paul has made major pronouncements on the disarray in the Roman Catholic Church. He has severely con- demned several developments which followed the Vatican Ecu- menical Council. He spoke out during a general audience Wednesday against priests who are "crucifying the by refusing to submit City Completes Payment On New Parking Meters By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER Those who like to mark minor as well as major municipal events, take notice. In 1968, Nashua completed payment on a long-term contract for installation of new parking meters. Signed in 1964, the contract with the Duncan Parking Meter Co. of Chicago spread payments out through 1968. The dual-head meters pur- chased replaced single clock meters in a city-wide meter modernization and standardiza- tion program. They were also installed in High Street and Water Street parking lots then under develop- ment. Final Payment Final payment for the meters is recorded in the 1968 parking meter fund report prepared by city treasurer's department. It showed the city collected from parking meters dur- ing the year. This, added to a 1967 balance of swelled the fund to Withdrawn from the fund, however, was leaving a net balance of Largest Deduction The largest single deduction amounted to and was made to defray principal and interest payments due on bond issues for the development of file High Street and Water Street lots and for construction of Water Street ramp. Other large payments made against the fund included for lighting; for snow removal; for traffic light installations; and for the final meter payments. Other Withdrawals Other withdrawals were PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY 8SMS42 Open II AM to JAM Man. thru for payment of supplies and services needed to maintain the parking1 lots. Several years ago, heavy with- drawals for bond payments de- pleted the fund reserves to such an extent that withdrawals for this purpose were no longer possible. Funds for bond payments were then raised by general taxation as provided for in the resolutions authorizing the 20- year bond issues. But in 1968, the fund had fat- tened up sufficiently to permit additional withdrawals for bond payment purposes. Installation of traffic lights in various sections of the city are sometimes defrayed through the use of parking meter monies. Treasurer's Report The treasurer's report shows that was collected from 688 meters in the city's various parking lots. Collected from the 408 street meters was Yielding the highest per meter collection was the Factory Street lot. Second highest per meter yield was recorded in the Elm Street lot. Other Yields Other per meter lot yields were as follows: Spring Street, School Street, Water Street, River Street, High Street, Ma- ple Street, The average yield per street meter was and the average per meter yield of lots. and streets combined was Total collections for each lot were: River Street (93 Water Street Factory Street High Street School Street, Spring Street Maple Street Elm Street to authority, or by quitting to marry. On Thursday, he went farther and deplored "a practically schismatic ferment" tormenting his church. It was the first time the Pope used such strong words to de- scribe the rebellion by many laymen, and bishops against Church policies on birth control, priestly celibacy and papal authority. In a rhetorical question he asked whether "we, too, have schisms, rifts such as those which are painfully denounced by St. Paul in his letter to the His mood of sadness and disil- lusion was clear, as he finished his 20-minute address in a rough, halting voice before an audience of in Rome's St. John Lateran Basilica. The Good Friday ceremony in St. Mary Major Basilica is called a "Dry Mass" because for the only time during the year it does not include the con- secration of the bread and wine, which symbolizes Christ's flesh and blood. During the service the Pope State Education Official Plans To Resign Post CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The New Hampshire Education As- sociation's executive board an- nounced today it has accepted the resignation of Executive Secretary Robert Lewis of Con- cord. Lewis, 59, has been chief ex- ecutive officer of the ber teachers group since 1956. His resignation is effective July 1. The formal NHEA statement said Lewis' decision "was based solely on matters of family con- cern and health." Lewis joined the group after five years as superintendent of Cathedral of the Pines, the in- ternational shrine in Rindge. He is a graduate of Dart- mouth College where he served as coach of freshman soccer and intra-mural boxing. He began his education ca- reer as a Latin teacher and sports coach in the Morgan School in Clinton, Conn. He and his wife plan to move to Arizona. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH will remove his shoes and kneel three times before a crucifix. After the ceremony, the Pope will lead a Way of the Cross procession simulating Christ's journey to Calvary. The route, around and through the Colosse- um to the ancient Temple of 14 prayer sta- tions. In past years, the Pope has carried a light wooden cross for the last few stations. Vatican prelates said they expected him to take up the cross again to- night, despite his'frail health, to emphasize his own personal sadness and affliction. N.H. Records 174 War Dead HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) The lives of 174 New Hampshire servicemen have now been claimed by the Vietnam war. The latest victim, the fourth state man reported killed In one week, is Marine Pfc. Robert Shaw, 21, of Hampton. According to a report to his family Thursday, he died Mon- day from wounds suffered three weeks earlier. is the second service- man from Hampton to die in Vietnam. He entered the service in De- cember, 1967, and had been in Vietnam the past nine monfts. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Stephanie Shaw; his par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Shaw of North Hampton; and a broth- er and sister. DURHAM, N. H. (AP) House Majority Leader Harlan Logan says re- form may come from this session of the legislature. Logan is the third Re- publican leader to talk about new taxes in the past two days, Cobleigh Hint Thursday, House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh of Nashua said that before the session is over, some present taxes might have to be raised and perhaps new ones Imposed. On Wednesday, outgoing Sen- ate President Stewart Lamprey of Moultonboro called for so- called broad-based taxes. Gov. Walter Peterson, so far, has not reacted to the tax state- ments. Logan said Republican lead- ers in the legislature will try to carry out the party platform of resisting new taxes but, person- ally, he feels "it's a matter of timing and being realistic as to when new taxation will come in it may come in the present session." New Hampshire is the only state without a tax on either all Incomes or all sales. The Plainfield Republican said "the heat is on adding that "we're running around trying to stick our fin- gers in the dike with cheese." He added that Lamprey's call for taxes will not so much change the alignment of pro and anti-tax forces as it will "bring the showdown sooner." The Republican leader also said Lamprey should have made his views on taxes public soon- er." Proposals for tax reform, Lo- gan said, will have to from the legislature. But he added that Peterson should con- sult with the lawmakers oh what's coming ahead. Logan warned, however, "It (meaning tax reform) won't happen without violent disagree- ment within the Republican par- ty and the Democratic par- ty." Other Developments In other legislative develop- ments: The Senate in Concord passed an amended version of a bill aimed at balancing the New Hampshire budget for the rest of this fiscal year. The measure authorizes the lapse of some accounts into the general fund and reduces the appropriations of some depart- ments. An .amendment chops tht state aid grants for the Water Supply and Pollution Control Commission from the original appropriation of million to The measure carries out the legislative end of the recommen- dations of the Budget Advisory Committee. The bill now goes to the House. The other part of the projected deficit was wiped out through executive order by Pet- erson. The advisory committee, an emergency group, had acted after it determined there would have been a million deficit if steps weren't taken to hold back proposed spending. Any changes in Senate as- signments on committees and leadership positions will come early next week, according to Senate President Arthur Tufts of Exeter. Tufts is chairman of the Re- sources Committee, a position .he might relinquish now that is president of the upper cham- ber. There also Has been specula- tion there will be 'a change in the majority leadership. Majori- ty Leader Creeley Buchanan of Amherst was expected to resign the same day that Lamprey re- signed as president. Buchanan, however, after tell- :ing ne.wsmen he would resign, 'said the next day he haiJ changed his mind. A plan to redistrict New Hampshire's Congressional dis- tricts is being prepared for in- troduction in the House. It is backed by Democratic Minority Leader Robert .Raiche of Man- chester. The proposal would even off the increasing population be- tween the state's two Congres- sional districts. 1968 Figures Last year's population figures show the 'state's 1st District, represented now by Rep. Louis Wyman, has persons, while the 2nd District, repre- sented by Rep. James Cleve- land, has only persons. Under' the Raiche proposal, the 1st District would consist of Coos, Carroll, Belknap, Straf- ford, Rockingham and Merrl- mack counties. The 2nd District would be Hillsborough, Cheshire, Sullivan and Grafton counties. This is significant, especially for the current representatives, it would switch their dis- tricts. Since Cleveland now lives la New London, In Merrimack County, the bill, if passed, would put him in the new 1st District. Meanwhile, Wyman lives In Manchester, so, under the bill, he'd be switched into the new 2nd District. Cleveland would have to cam- paign in four counties new to him Carroll, Belknap, Straf- ford and Rockingham. Mean- while, Wyman would have new counties Cheshire, Sulli- van and Grafton. There would be no split In counties under the proposal. Currently, portions of Merri- mack and Hillsborough counties are in each district. Chicago Is Braced For Tense Days CHICAGO (AP) A force of National Guardsmen pa- trolled two violence-scarred Ne- gro neighborhoods today as the city braced itself for a tense weekend. The guardsmen were called up for duty in the West and Near North Side areas Thurs- day after shooting, looting and fighting broke out in a frighting reminder of devastating riots exactly a year ago following the assassination of Dr. Martin Lu- ther King Jr. The troubled areas were rela- tively quiet during the with guardsmen patrolling in jeeps and trucks, a curfew in ef- fect, and liquor, gasoline in con- tainers and firearm sales banned. But the closing of schools to- observance of Good Fri- a Saturday peace march expected to attract out-of-towners added to police apprehension. Twenty-nine persons were In- jured and some 250 arrested Thursday in the violence which followed a mass exodus of stu- dents from seven high schools. A similar exodus a year ago presaged riots which leveled whole blocks along West Madi- son Street and killed 11 persons of them Negroes. This time the students flocked Into the frseh from emo- tion-filled memorial services on the first anniversary of King's death. Gangs of Negroes, most of them young, surged along the same West Madison Street strip and, across town, along side- walks around a public housing project near the North Side Old Town district. Store windows shattered at bricks were hurled, then crowd! climbed through to gather goods. Heaps of rubble left from.last year's riots on the West Sids provided weapons for the loot- ers. Troops Summoned Shortly after the trouble be- gan, Mayor Richard J. Daley asked for National Guard troops "as a precautionary measure." He imposed a curfew for per- sons under 21 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. "The government of this state will not stand for this kind of ac- warned Gov. Richard B. Ogilvle upon his arrival from Springfield by plane "to be on hand in case I'm needed." The governor also addressed this warning to the troublemak- ers: "Cool it, If you understand me. Nothing is to be gained by this kind of activity." He added: "This Is not IB keeping with the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King." Ogilvie said guardsmen would remain in Chicago as long ai city authorities required them. Newsmen asked Ogilvie whether he thought the sched- uled peace march which grew out of events follow- ing last summer's tumultuous Democratic National Conven- be held. "It certainly will create ten- he replied. Some 500 city policemen have been assigned to guard route of the march from the downtown intersection of State Street and Wacker Drive to the South Side Coliseum. Otepka-John Birch Society Link Bared By NEIL SHEEHAN New York Timtt serviw fund with John Birch Society Associations has paid about 80 per cent .of the in legal costs in- curred by Otto F. Otepka in! four-year fight to win reinstate- ment as the State Department's chief security evaluator. James M. Stewart, who runs the American Defense Fund, siid that had been given tl Otepka, who has been nomi- Abby Baker Classifieds 14. 15, 16, 17 BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. HELP TOTJ GET OUT OF DEBT BT CONSOLIDATING TOUR PAST DUE OB NOT. TOC CAN AVOID LEGAL AO TlOSi DUNS AND THREATENING PHONE SO KOOTITT NO CO-810NEBS CALL OB WRITE For Fttw el Mind 1171 Bin (t Ituehti n Mtln St. NMhnt 8B3-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Bonn or Officl Appelotnustt Arrtmed Comics Crossword Editorial Hal Boyle Lawrence Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries 2 Pearson 4 Sports 10, 11 Suburban News 8, 9 131 Taylor 6 Television 13 Theaters 4 14 13 N.H. Legislators Hear Pueblo Crewman Dr. Thosteson 6 Weather Wicker Sgt. Robert Hammond, of Clare- mont, addressed the N.H. Legislature in Concord yesterday. He was aboard the USS Pueblo when it was captured last year. Behind Hammond are left to right: House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh of Nashua, Mrs. Hammond, Governor Walt- er Peterson and U.S. Senator Norris Cotton. 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There is no apparent illegality In Otepka's acceptance of the legal fees, but he has been a figure of controversy in the past and thus the legal fees and the question of his association with Birch members may become a matter of dispute if the Senate Judiciary Committee proceeds with its tentative plan to hold a confirmation hearing on his nomination after the Easter re- cess. An Investigation showed that Otepka's association with Birch members has been considerable over the last several years. Attended Boston Rally Last summer he attended four-day annual God, Family and Country rally in Boston or- ganized by Birch Society lead- ers. The rally chairman is Col. Laurence E. Bunker, a member of the Birch National Council. Gordon D. Hall, the lecturer and authority on extremist groups, said he had seen Otepka autographing glossy SxlO-inch photographs of himself beside the fund's display booth In the Statler-Hilton Hotel, where the rally was held. Medford Evans, book review editor for the Birch Society magazine, said Otepka had ta- ken a modest part In two politi- cal seminars at the rally. Otepka declined to discuss his appearances at the homes of Birch Society activists on grounds that these were "pri- vate He contended that the large gathering it the Flick Reedy auditorium had ilso been a "private meeting." Aiked if wu twin oi Birch Society membership of Ml hosts on these occasions and at the Boston rally, Otepka said, "I am not going to discuss the ideological orientation of anyone I am associated with." He gave a similar answer when asked about the Birch Society associa- tions of Stewart, the American Defense Fund head. Otepka would not say why had given the talks, but main- tained that "I have at no time, engaged in any activities to solic- it funds." In his struggle to win rein- statement, Otepka has received from the fund and to from sources he would not disclose. He was originally dismissed In 1963 for passing classified documents to the Internal Secur- ity Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee without authorization. After lengthy hearings, for- mer Secretary of State Dean Rusk formally reprimanded him In December of 1967 and de- moted him to what Otepka called a "clerical job" that paid about less than the he drew as a security investi- gator. He is now on leave without pay. The position on the sub- versive activities board annually. Alderman Asks Report Meeting On City Projects A progress report meeting on the Myrtle Street urban renewal project and the Tyler Street proj- ect for the elderly has been pro- posed in a letter from Alderman Leo H. Coutermarsh. The letter, which will be read at the aldermanic session Tuesday night, proposes that the meeting be held following the April 21 aWermanic meeting. Coutermarsh said he felt aldermen might like to question the Nashua Housing Authority on the current status of the urban renewal project and low-mil ;