Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 21, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle Today's nickel Is a dollar with the taxes taken out. A few years an that was the definition of a dime. Nashua Celeqraph '...IMI Tht Ttltyopfc'i IQOthYtorAi A Dolly Ntwipopw... CJF 1 Weather Cloudy, Cold Rain Liktiy FULL REPORT ON MM TWO VOL. 101 NO. 44 Established M a Weekly (Mate 1W IneatparaUd u t Daily Much t IMI NASHUA, NEW' HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY, APRIL Second Postage Paid At Ntihui, N. H. 22 PAGES Price TEN CENTS S. Ships Are Poised WASHINGTON (AP) A 23-ship task to- eluding four American aircraft carriers has been formed to back up President Nixon's pledge to protect reconnaissance planes operating in the Sea of Japan, the Pentagon dis- closed today. TOKYO (AP) The carrier Hornet and 10 other American warships sailed into the Sea of Japan today, apparently to join in protecting U. S. intelligence flights off North Korea. Escort Noted The Japanese Maritime Agen- ey said that between 2 a.m. and t a.m. the Hornet, an escort of five destroyers and five other warships passed through the Tsushima Strait be- tween Japan and South Korea. Asahi .Shimbun, Japan's big- gest newspaper, reported one of its planes spotted the nuclear- powered carrier Enterprise heading toward the Sea of Ja-, pan. The paper said the Enter-' prise, the world's biggest war- ship, was 121 miles north of the Sasebo naval base. U.S. officials would not com- ment. They said warship move- ments are classified. The arrival of the Hornet indi- cated that the reconnaissance flights off North Korea, which President Nixon has ordered continued, will be covered by carrier planes. Japan's Kyodo news service said the U.S. gov- ernment had informed the Japa- nese government that the es- corts would not come from bases in Japan. The intelligence collecting flights were suspended after North Korea shot down a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane with 91 Americans and special elec- tronic equipment aboard April 14. North Korea said the plant invaded its air space but the United States insisted it had stayed far out over international waters. The bodies of two crewmen were recovered from the Sea of Japan and were brought Sunday to the U.S. naval base at Sase- bo, in southern Japan. A search for the other 29 men was called off Saturday. Nixon Introduces Tax Reform Plan Action On Deficit Awaits Legislature Officials View Proposed Park Lands CONCORD, N. H. (AP) The New Hampshire Legislature moves into the 17th week of the 1H9 session Tuesday. It faces matters dealing with an ex- pected million deficit to put-. ting the state's motto on auto license plates. The House Appropriations Committee recommends passage of a pair of measures aimed at offsetting the anticipated defi-' cit. The measures are due on the House floor for a vote Wednes- day. Both already have passed the Senate. One is a bill authorizing the lapse of some accounts into the Genera! Fund and reducing the appropriation of specific agen- cies. The other is a resolution transferring from the Unemployment Compensation Contingency Fund to the Gener- al Fund. These, along with executive actions by Gov. Walter Peter- son, are aimed at wiping out an expected deficit of nearly million. The House Transportation Committee will ask the lower chamber Wednesday to pass bill that would put the state') motto "Live Free or Die" on certain license plates. The plates currently point to New Hampshire as being "scen- ic." Meantime, on another proposal, the committee rejects the idea that the front plates on motor vehicles should be illum- inated at night. The Senate's Ways and Means Committee wants the upper chamber to kill a bill that would repeal New Hampshire's minimum wage law. Action on it is due Wednesday. Pointing to a scenic view during Saturday's tour of the proposed Nashua River Canal park system is Park Recreation Commissioner Allan B. Silber (top Along side him are, from left, Recreation Director Noel Trottier (partially Alderman Donald L. Ethier, Joseph Quinn, resources planner for the state Department of Resources and Economic Development; and Eliot A. Carter, chairman of Nashua New Hampshire Foundation, Inc. board of trustees. In the lower photo, Carter, Quinn, Ethier and Trottier pause at the Mine Falls dam and its frothing waters, a jewel of the proposed park system. (Telegraphotos-Durocher) WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon sent to Congress today an eight- fold package of tax re- forms including a "low- Income allowance" to ex- cuse 2 million poor people from income taxation. He also recommended re- peal of the 7 per cent in- vestment tax credit effec- tive at once. Nixon changed his position on a one year extension of the 10 per cent surtax, to make it ap- ply in full only until Jan. on which date it would be cut to 5 per cent. Position Changed This is made possible, the President said, by the estimated billion in revenue to be recov- ered by repeal of the investment tax credit. He added: "If economic and fiscal condi- tions permit, we can look for- ward to elimination of the re- maining surtax on June 30, 1970." The reform package, which Nixon's statement called "long also includes a tax- the-rich provision to assure that the affluent pay some tax de- spite their ability to use deduc- tions. The new "minimum income tax" would set a 50 per cent limit on the use of the major tax preferences that are subject to change by law. "This limit on tax prefer- Nixon's message said, "would be a major step toward assuring that all Americans bear their fair share of the fed- eral tax burden." At the other end of the income State Hails City Park System The state is "quite en- thusiastic" about the pro- posed Nashua River Canal System, and is ready to allo- cate funds for its purchase, Executive Councilor Ber- nard L. Streeter said day. Funds Available He said he has been informed by Roger Crowley, head of the Department of Resources and Economic Development, that the itate stands ready to allocate Reading Director Takes Issue With School Curriculum Survey By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER In a seven-point statement to- day, Dr. Mildred Berwick Cash- man, reading director for ele- mentary schools, takes excep- tion to comments made about the reading program in the cur- riculum survey report prepared by the educational consultant firm of Engelhardt, Engelhardt and Leggett. The Engelhardt report, which was prepared for the Board of Education, recommends that the responsibility for reading programs be transferred to the elementary school principals and that the reading director be assigned the role of a reading supervisor. Other Recommendations This and other recommenda- tions for the improvement of the reading program were dis- cussed in an article in the Tele- graph Saturday which presented a condensed summary of the evaluation of the reading program. In her statement today, Dr. Cashman comments: "Since I worked on school evaluation surveys while I was a graduate student at Boston University, I was d e I i g h t e d when it was decided that my department would be under sur- PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY Telephone M9-4542 Open II AM to 2 AM Men. thru Sit. vey as I thought it would be very helpful to have an objec- tive point of view. "In reading the curriculum study critique of my department in the Nashua Telegraph, I find gross misstatements about me, my relations with the staff, reading programs, materials, teaching methods, etc. "In my opinion, this was due to the little time given to me by the reading evaluator, ap- proximately two hours, during the two-year study. Also, I was amazed that an elemental? principal, not a person well- known in the reading field wai to evaluate my program. MisstatemeBts "A few of the many misstate- ments, omissions, errors, misin- terpretations are: "1. When my evaluator claimed that there was only an 'awareness' of new programs in Nashua rather than actual pro- grams, he demonstrated his 'un- awareness' of our new remedial programs in each school pilot reading and phonics taped les- son program and our volunteer reading program. "At this time, I would like to give great credit to the volun- teers who are assisting so ably with our reading program (with- out In this short time, much progress hat been shown by the pupils working in- dividually with tutor. "2. In regard to his (the evata- ator's) recommendation of an individualized reading program, he wasn't cognizant that we have had one since 1957. The. SRA Reading Program is an in- dividualized program with a range of five grades on each SCHOOL Fuel federal funds to defray half of the acquisition costs. The Nashua New Hampshire Inc., owner of the 'property, has set a price for the 237-acre parcel. Streeter said the state would allocate in federal Bureau of Outdoor Recreation funds towards'the purchase.'The city would be required to put up the remaining The river and canal land, in- cluding the Mine Falls dam and gatehouse, were toured Saturday morning by a group of state, city and foundation officials. Another tour is scheduled for next Saturday for those P-H commissioners and members of the aldermanic board who. were unable to participate in the first tour. Saturday Viewing On hand for Saturday's view- ing, which was conducted by (Sty Planner Fred D. McCutchen, were: Quinn, DEED resources planner; Eliot A. Carter, chair- man of the foundation's board of trustees; James L. Sullivan and Philip T. Lamoy, foundation trus- MyrtleSt. Bid OKd WASHINGTON, D.C. A grant to permit construc- tion of 50 units of low-rent public housing in the Myrtle Street Ur- ban renewal project area has been approved by the Department. of Housing and Urban Development. Announcement of the award was made by the office of Sen. Norris Cotton The housing will be used to ac- commodate persons who will be displaced by demolition of prop- erties in the urban renewal area. Execution of the urban renewal project has been held up until the Nashua Housing Authority provid- ed a suitable site for the 50 units of low-rent housing. Late last year, the aldermen approved amending the urban re- newal program to permit con- struction of the housing within the project area after the NBA ran into neighborhood opposition on other sites proposed. tees; Thomas Z. Winther, founda- tion manager; Park-Recreation Commissioners, Allan B. Silber and Richard Bruen; Recreation Director Noel Trottier; Parks Supt. Edwin Shroeder; Aldermen- at-Large Maurice L. Bouchard, Bertrand J. Bouchard and Alder- man Donald L. Ethier. After the viewing, the group gathered in the foundation office on Factory Street to discuss va- rious aspects of the proposed land purchase and stipulations listed by the foundation for park usage. Carter and Sullivan noted that the foundation did not wish to impose its will on the city con- cerning use of the proposed park system. Rather, they said the founda- tion was primarily interested in preserving the land as an open space against the enroachments of developers in years to come. It was decided that the P-R de- partment would submit its ques- tions about the proposed land ac- quisition to the aldemmanic plan- ning committee which in turn would refer them in writing to the foundation trustees for. clari- fication of use stipulations and other questions. JFK Would Have Followed Same Course On Vietnam, Says Presidential Adviser BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. BE. GET OUT OP 0] BT CONSOLIDATlN BILLS PAST DUE KO tEOUBITT NO CO-SIGOTSS OU OWE PAT 1.000 IIS 101 M I Nmhru 183.1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Bom or OfflM Anutri By HENRY RAYMONT Niw York Tiniet NIWI Smttt AUSTIN, TEX. Walt W. Rostow says that had President Kennedy lived he would have been forced to follow the same course toward escalation of the Vietnam war as did President Johnson, and possibly would have done so earlier. Rostow, an adviser to both Presidents for eight years, has come to this conclusion in pre- paring to write a book on mili- tary and foreign policies be- tween 1958 and 68. In two long-interviews in the office suite he shares in Austin with former President Johnson, Rostow reviewed Washingtoni Vietnam moves since President Kennedy took the first steps to- ward increasing American troop support in South Vietnam in 1861 "with the knowledge it might take him down a very difficult road." "He didn't go into this think- ing 'well, it's just a few more chaps.' Rostow declared. "He went into it because he said Tve got to hold Southeast Asia, come hell or high water.' Rostow was a leading figure in the planning of counter in- surgency strategy for the Amer- ican forces in Vietnam during the early months of the Kennedy Administration and then be- came head of the State Depart- ment's policy planning board. From 1986 until last January he was President Johnson's special assistant for National Security. Discussing the Vietnam War and other foreign policy deci- sions by the Johnson Adminis- tration, Rostow appeared par- ticularly sensitive to the conten- tion of some liberal critics that President Kennedy would have de-escalated the involvement of U.S. troops and taken a softer position on other issues, among them the 1965 military interven- tion in the Dominican Republic. "He wasn't about to do the former presidential aide said, "he was very, very tough." In fact, Rostow suggested that had President Kennedy cam- paigned against Sen. Barry Goldwater in 1964 he would have responded more forcefully to the "military disintegration" of South Vietnam. Instead, he said President Johnson had con- sidered it necessary to take more moderate line hi the face of the Republican candidate's belligerent posture. "What the President faced in late and early 65 was whether he accepted defeat in Vietnam and Southeast Asia; it had come to that Ros- tow said. "What would John F. Kennedy have done? He would not have accepted defeat and he might not have been as in- hibited in dealing with Goldwa- ter. He might have moved earlier." Rostow also challenged the contention that Kennedy would have avoided using U.S. mili- tary forces in the Dominican crisis, an issue frequently raised by the late Sen. Robert F. Ken- nedy and his supporters. President Kennedy, Rostow recalled, expressed to him early in 1961 a determination that he was not going to tolerate "an- other Cuba" in the eastern hemisphere. He said: "I'll tell you one thing I don't know if this is in the pub- lic record but he was deter- mined thit there would not be another Cuba." CALIFORNIA HOUSE PAINT SALE NOW ON AT Nashua Wallpaper Co. HI W. Pearl St. ttMMl Than. A m HijhU Til Get out of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBfcK fDIC TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH SiObituariei I 5 Pearson 4 Classifieds Sports 14, U Suburban News 12, IS Abby Baker 17 to 21 Comics Cook Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle Lawrence Sulzburger Taylor Television Theaters S 17 17 Dr. Thosteson 11 Weather i Bookkeeping For small businesses and sub-contractors Reasonable Rates Tel. 883-3912 scale, the President said, the "low income allowance will remove an estimated 2.2 million lower income families from the tax roles and assure that fami- lies in poverty pay no federal In- come tax." The message said a family of 4 would pay no income tax on income below a married couple with income would pay nothing, instead of the they now pay; single persons, students and others who earn up to in taxable income and now pay in tax, would pay nothing. The recommended repeal of the 7 per cent investment tax credit was a reversal of the Nix- on administration's position. The change was made because the tax credit, a stimulant to business investment in new plant and equipment, has been widely criticized as fueling the flames of inflation. The President announced also that he is asking Secretary of the Treasury David M. Kennedy for a complete review of the en- tire federal tax system. The recommendations should be in hand by next November 30, Nixon said. This would per- mit submission of legislative recommendations. Meanwhile, Nixon called on Congress to "take important first steps in tax reform legisla- tion during this session." He listed these: stricter surveil- lance" on tax exempt organiza-. tions, including private founda- tions. of the practice of many corporations of breaking their business up into multiple subsidiaries and affiliated com- panies to take advantage of the lower tax rates on the first of corporate income. rules governing losses on farm operations to prevent abuses by so-called "tax farmers" who use tax loss- es to cut the tax on other in- come. screening of deduc- tions for charitable contribu- tions. Nixon said these would operate "only to screen out' the unreasonable and not stop those which help legitimate charities and therefore the nation." -New rules on certain miner- al transactions tc prevent com- panies from creating artificial net operation losses in the min- eral industries. These would affect so called "carved out" mineral production payment! and "ABC" transactions, but the statement did not provide details on this point; the Treas- ury was to provide them short- ly. requirement that taxpay- ers who have certain untaxable income or other preference! would have their nonbusiness deductions reduced proportion- ately. This proposal also await- ed further explanation. "Special preferences in the law permit far too many Ameri- cans to. pay less than their fair share of the statement said. "Too many other Ameri- cans bear too much of the tax burden. "This administration, working with the Congress, is deter- mined to bring equity to the fed- eral tax system "The economic overheating which has brought inflation into its fourth year keeps us from moving immediately to reduce federal tax revenues." West Hollls St. Hearing May 28 A public hearing for the im- provement of West Hollis Street (Route west of the F. E. Everett Turnpike, will be held in the City Hall ward room May 28. The i p.m. hearing will be conducted by a special commit- tee appointed by Gov. Walter Peterson and the Executive Coun- cil to supervise required land- taking. It includes Samuel Olen of Mil- ford, Kenneth Hambleton of Goffstown and Maurice CasweQ of Stratfford. The project would Involve widening ,of West Hollis Street from the turnpike westerly 1.1 miles. The work would be done by the state Department of Public Works and Highways and slated for completion this year. Weekend Deaths Push N.H. Road Toll to 39 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three persons died in auto ac- cidents in New Hampshire over the weekend two of them in a police chase that ended up in a spectacular, flaming crash. Kenneth Bridge, 21, of Ports- mouth, and Jeffrey Jones, 22, of New Castle, were killed in New- market Sunday night, police said. Hampton police said their car was being chased along the Hampton-Exeter Expressway from Hampton into Newmark- et. Police Chief Calvin Leonard refused to say why the youths were being pursued. The car veered off Route 108, rammed into an embankment so hard that it flew up in the air, flipped over, slammed into a tree and burst into flames. The youths were killed instantly. In Chesterfield, Richard St. Lawrence, 24, of BrattleboM, Vt, was killed and a family of four hospitalized as the result ot a four-car crash on Route 9 Police said the car driven by the victim sideswiped two can then collided with an auto en by the Rev. Ira Chase of Westmoreland Sunday night. The Rev- Mr. Chase had two broken legs, his wife, Barbara, 32, chest injuries; their SOD, Michael, 5, a fractured skull; and an infant daughter, Susan, was held for observation. The deaths brought New Hampshire's highway fatality toll for the year to 39. Cited tor Golden Deeds Mrs. Maude J. Priske, recipient of the Nashua Eft- change Club's Book of Golden Deeds award for 1969 pojei with club officials at the annual dinner and presentitwil ceremonies in the Berkshire Inn Saturday night. right: Frands S. Hapner, past president and coramWij member; Howard Wegener, president; Mrs. Priufct MM Charles Farwell, dinner chairman. Mrs. Priske wHjmM for her "good deeds" In the field of public iMPJJ and for her pioneer work with the Nashua Community Council and Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Nearly 100 Excnangitet, their guests, u well u wid friendt of Mn.PKUn attended.