Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 24, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle A man has leu courage than woman. Imagine a man with 15 cents In his pocket trying on leven suits in four different shops. Nashua 196? The Tcltgraph's 100th Ytor As A Doily Ntwipoptr.. Weather Clear, Cool Tonight- Sunny, Mild Friday PULL REPORT ON PAGI VOL. 101 NO. 47 Eitiblijhed 111 Weekly October M. ISM Incorporated 11 a Daily March 1, 1M NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THURSDAY, APRIL Second Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 22 PAGES Price TEN CENTS DeGaulle Near A Showdown By STEPHENS BROENING PARIS (AP) Indications are mounting that may be President Charles de Gaulle's last week in office. The 78-year-old French leader has said he would re- sign immediately if the referendum Sunday votes down his proposal to transfer some of the central government's powers to regional administrations and reduce the Senate to a consultative role. Poll Published The newspaper Figaro pub- lished a poll today showing that for the first time since De Gaulle made his resignation threat, opponents of the consti- tutional changes outnumber lupporters 53 per cent to 47 per cent. As recently as March 31, polls showed 56 per cent planned to vote yes in the refer- endum. The switch came after Gaulle's televised address link- ing his political future to the lit- tle understood, 38-page reform bill. Lee Crash Kills Two, Injures 5 LEE, N.H. (AP) Two 19- year-old sailors home on leave have been killed in a two-car crash on Route 152 here. Five others were injured in the ac- cident Wednesday night. Police identified the dead as James Routhier, of Dover, and Rex Arnold, of Raymond. Police said the cars were moving in opposite directions and sideswiped as they passed. The injured were listed as Nbla Croteau, 17, of Somers- worth; Robert Launier of Ray- mond; Mary Fernald, 39, and Richard Fernald, 39, of Notting- ham; and George Boulanger, 18, of Dover. None was seriously hurt. The deaths brought the state's highway fatality toll for the year to 42. 'De Gaulle himself Indicated doubt Wednesday about the out- come when he told his Cabinet at the end of their weekly MS- sion: "We'll meet Wednesday." The merits of the proposed changes have been oversha- dowed by the question of confi- dence In De Gaulle's steward- ship, which is exactly what he Intended. The threat of defeat has spurred the Gaullists to frantic new efforts, but many still appear apathetic about the referendum and the future of the 11-year-old De Gaulle epoch. The president will broadcast another appeal for support Fri- day night. His traditional argu- ment, "De Gaulle or ap- pears to have lost much of its force due to the lack of threat from the left and the prospect of a replacement for the old man. De Gaulle's resounding victo- ry in. the legislative elections last June came in the wake of six weeks of student violence and labor strikes that scared the middle class into the arms of the Gaullists. Memories of those hectic days have faded and the parties of the: left are in disarray, obvious- ly posing no threat to the estab-. lished order. And the argument that no one can replace De Gaulle is offset by the. come- back being made by former Premier Georges Pompidou, now.regarded as a date to succeed De Gaulle. Middle class voters, at odds with De Gaulle on economic and monetary issues, generally have, supported hinvout of fear Now Pompidou, a former Rothschild banker, is waiting in. tfte wings to provide an orderly1 succession. N.H. Coordinates Efforts To Combat Narcotics Problem Punting on the Pond These youngsters were found engaged in a popular spring pastime on a local pond. With many area lakes and ponds now free of ice, this is a scene likely to> be dupHcated often during the hot months ahead. Left to right: Stephen Dubuc, Paul Church and Scott Mclntosh. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) U.S. Weighs Plan to Send Spy Ship On Korean Mission By WILLIAM BEECHER Nlw York TIIUM Sirvlu WASHINGTON The Nixon Administration is looking at a proposal to send an electronics intelligence ship, with air and sea escort, to patrol in interna- tional waters off the coast of North Korea. Administration sources say that while no decision has yet been made, some officials, par- ticularly at the Pentagon, be- lieve that with the presence of massive fleet of warships in Rogers Denies Report He May Get Supreme Court Job By PETER GROSE Nlw York TIIUM Hun Slrvloi WASHINGTON Secretary of State William P. Rog e r s scotched mounting suspicions in the State Department and diplo- matic community today that he would shortly leave his job to go to the Supreme Court. The rumors have caused mo- rale problems in the State De- partment and threatened to weaken his personal position in dealing with foreign diplomats. Asked in an interview whether he expected to succeed the re- tiring Chief Justice, Earl War- ren, or fill any other vacancy on the court, Rogers said: "There is no substance to those rumors. The President ap- pointed me to be Secretary of State, and I am not under con- sideration for any other job." Coming on top of Republican campaign statements about a "house-cleaning" in the State Department under President Nixon, published hints that Rogers would be only an inter- im appointment caused doubt and uncertainty through the de- partment. Warren is due to leave the bench In mid-June. Rogers at- WILLIAM P. ROGERS tended a formal dinner at the White House last night in War- ren's honor. For weeks, the diplomatic re- ceptions and political cocktail parties in Washington have spun out an abundance of reported "appointees" to fill the Warren vacancy. Foreign service of- Nashua Rivers Cresting fleers in the State Department have speculated with each other about whether Rogers, a former Attorney General, should be taken seriously In the adminis- tration's top diplomatic post. Alongside Rogers, the name of Associate Justice Potter Stewart has been frequently mentioned as Warren's succes- sor, with the reasoning being that this would give Nixon a sec- ond vacancy to fill. Other names mentioned have been the present Attorney Gen- eral, John N. Mitchell, who has said publicly that he does not want a court appoint m e n t; Charles S. Rhyne of Washing- ton, a former President of the 'American Bar Association who attended Duke Law School with Nixon; Solicitor General Erwin N. Griswold; Thomas E. Dewey, twice the Republican candidate for President; and two federal Appellate Judges, Judge Henry J. Friendly of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Warren E. Burger of the Dis- trict of Columbia Court of Ap- peals. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH the Sea of Japan to protect re- sumed flights by eavesdropping aircraft, it might also be a good time to re-establish clearly the right of American spy ships to return to action off the Korean coast. There has been no such ac- tivity in the 15 months since North Korea seized the intel- ligence ship Pueblo. The Pue- blo's sister ship, the Banner, is currently in port in Yokosuka, Japan, within easy steaming dis- tance of the North Korean coast. Officials note that .Task Force 71, originally announced as comprising 2J warships, actual- ly numbers close to 40 vessels. These include three attack air- craft carriers, one anti subma- rine carrier, three cruisers, 22 destroyers, at least five sub- marines, and four to six oilers, ammunition and provision ships. This force, officials said, is large enough not only to protect resumed intelligence flights but also to provide air cover and des- troyer escort for a resumption of intelligence gathering by such a vessel such as the Ban n e r, which would cruise outside the 12-mile limit claimed by North Korea. Opponents of such a plan in the Pentagon and the State De- partment say the dispatch of the Banner might tend to "diffuse" the impact of the demonstra- tion called for by the President after North Korea downed a Navy EC-121 aircraft with 31 men aboard April 15. And, they add, it might un- duly risk an additional chance of a fight that could escalate out of control. The opponents argue, for ex- ample, that should North Ko- rean planes or warships attack a slow-moving spy ship and cause some damage, this could lead to irresistible demands in the U.S. for retaliation against North Korea. This, in turn, could result in North Korean retaliation against air bases and other military installations in South Korea and run the hazard of another Korean war. As the arguments continued within the administration, re- ports reached here of a belli- cose statement from Pyongyang threatening to shoot .down recon- naissance planes in the future. If another plane is knocked down, the statement said, "then the U.S. imperialists will use this as a pretext to commit a fullscale armed attack against us, which may only lead to an- other total war in Korea in the end." CONCORD, N. H. (AP) A coordinated approach to solving New Hamp- shire's growing drug abuse problem won its initial test in the House. Proposal Goes To Senate First, the House passed and lent to the Senate a controlled drug law proposal. Then; after extensive debate Wednesday, the House gave preliminary ap- proval to a bill that concen- trates law enforcement, educa- tional and health agencies' ef- forts in a drive to stop illegal drug use, to teach the evils, of abuse and to cure the victims. This measure was dispatched to the House Appropriations Com- mittee. The treatment-prevention bill carries for the State Police, for the Mental Health agency and for the Education Department. The bill would join the treat- ment of drug abusers and alco- holics into the present alcohol- ism program. An.attempt by Rep. George Stafford, R-Laconia, House ma- jority whip, to keep the two pro- grams separate failed. Other Action In other House action: A pair of Senate-approved measures aimed at heading off an anticipated deficit by the end of this fiscal year were passed by the larger chamber. They had the approval of the powerful Appropriations Com- mittee. These measures are part of the state's attempt to offset the expected deficit of nearly million. One measure authorizes the lapse of some accounts to the General Fund and lowers the appropriations of certain de- partments. The other one switches from the Un- employment Compensation Con- tingency Fund to the General Fund. A bill to put New Hamp- shire's motto "Live Free or Die" on auto license plates in place of the current observation that the state is won the approval of the House and was sent to the Senate. A measure that had been Sullivan Plans to Veto Water Rights Resolution Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan said today he will veto a resolution approved by the aldermen Tues- day night in which the city re- linquishes its rights to maintain water reservoirs over a parcel of land on North Hollis Road (Broad The intent of the veto, Sulli- van said, is to review the meas- ure in order to clarify ambigu- ous wording. The city acquired rights to dig water holes on the land for fire protection purposes in a deed from Joseph Anctille in 1933. They are no longer considered necessary because hydrants have been installed in the area. In the resolution approved by the aldermen, the rights were to be conveyed to Alexander E. Maynard and Gerald Q. Nash, owners of the land, for Predictions by the United States Weather Bureau's River Forecast Center in Hartford, Conn., proved correct last night, as the Mem- mack River apparently crested from its highest point this spring. Readings taken at the Taylor's Falls Bridge at midnight showed t depth of 15 feet, eight inches, the highest the river has been this year. This morning, however, the gauge showed a depth of 15. feet, four inches, indicating that the swollen river has reached its peak and is on the way down. The Nashua River also rose slightly last night, but was ex- pected to remain at about the same depth today. 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State police said three bodies, all burned beyond recognition, were recovered from the plane. (AP Wirephoto) BENJAMIN MOORE SPRING PAINT SALE AT Nashua Wallpaper Co. 12t W. Pearl St. 882-Mtt OpenThurs. nights 'till Get out of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBfcK HDIC rejected by the Transportation Committee, to require the il- lumination of front license plates at night, was killed by the House. The House suspended its rules and killed a bill that would have levied a tax on business and corporate incomes. The sponsor of it, Rep. Rob Trowbridge, R-Dublin, wanted it killed and the House agreed with his request. The House passed a bill calling for enforcement of the historic District Act in munici- palities where there are no zon- ing ordinances. A resolution on pure water won the approval of the House. A Senate-passed measure setting up an interim commis- sion to study problems associ- ated with the conversion from open dumps to other means of public refuse disposal was sent to the Appropriations Commit- tee. The Resources Committee's favorable report on an amended version of a bill to prohibit building dwellings over the state's waters was accepted by the House. The House also passed a bill concerning school driver training programs. The lower chamber passed an amended version of a bill dealing with the recounts of ref- erendum votes on constitutional amendments. And it killed a bill concerning the destruction of ballots by town and city clerks. The Education Commit- tee's favorable report on a bill concerning the creation and val- idation of adult education and related course instruction pro- grams was accepted by the low- er chamber. At the request of the Ex- ecutive Departments Commit- tee, the House killed a bill deal- ing with overtime pay and oth- er benefits for classified state workers. A measure establishing an interstate compact on mentally disordered offenders, approved by the Labor Committee, was passed by the House. The lower chamber also went along with its Manchester delegation's recommendations on three measures. It killed a bill concerning the abolition of the city's Personnel Depart- ment. And it passed bills deal- ing with the amendment of some of the city's pension acts and concerning the insurance benefit payments by the city to retired city workers. Battle Looms Over Primary Spotlight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nevada and Rhode Island are trying to steal the spotlight from New Hampshire's first-in- the-nation test of voter senti- ment the presidential pri- mary. The Nevada Legislature has enacted a bill to set up the pri- mary a week ahead of New Hampshire's. In Rhode Island, a similar bill cleared the House Wednesday. The nation's small- est state would have a primary the same day as New Hamp- shire's on the second Tues- day in March of every leap year. Nevada Gov. Paul Laxalt says he wants no part of it. He told New Hampshire Gov. Wal- ter Peterson Wednesday he'll veto the bill unless the date is switched. But in Rhode Island, the bill Is part of the legislative pro- gram of Gov. Frank Licht. New Hampshire isn't about to give up the nation's leadoff pri- mary. It brings an estimated million to the state and House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh has already said he'll introduce leg- islation to keep the state ahead of others if necessary. Laxalt said in Carson City, Nev., that "it would be unseem- ly for Nevada to break the long- standing traditions involved in Nixon Urges Increase in Postal Rate WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon stands firmly on a Republican platform plank in proposing the nation's fourth round of postal rate increases in 11 years to bring the Post Office close to a pay-as-you-maii oper- ation. the message Nixon prepared for delivery to'Congress today proposes increasing every post- age rate but air mail for a net gain estimated by Postmaster Gen. Winton M. Blount at million. A first class letter will cost teven cents, if approved by Con- gress. Users of the mails would pay more for first class stamps for the fourth time since 1958 when the rate went from three to four cents for a letter. The price went up one cent in 1963 and again Jan. Under Nixon's proposal, 10-cent air mail stamp will re- main. Postcards would go to sit cents. Rates on bulk mail, called by some "junk also would be raised but proba- bly not by enough to make it prohibitive to its userj. Bookkeeping For small businesses and sub-contractors Reasonable Rates 883-3912 the early primaries of other states and precipitate a futile race for the earliest primary solely for the purpose of being In Concord, N.H., Peterson said Laxalt told him in a tele- phone conversation that Nevada doesn't want to "get into a leap-frog situation" about the date of the first primary. Peterson said that "we dis> cussed the historical value ol the early primary as a way of measuring political saying the Nevada governor "agreed with me that New Hampshire pioneered this early primary and he is recommend- ing that the date not be a part of this." Laxalt feels that "it doesn't appear to be wise to force the people of this state to make i choice of national leaders so far before the election when the is- sues are far from clear defini- tion that a valid foundation for choice is lacking." Laxalt said if Nevada has presidential primary, it should approximate the date of Cali- fornia's, which is in June. Cobleigh advised Laxalt that New Hampshire will change its primary date if Nevada estab- lishes an earlier primary. Nevada Assemblyman Nor- man Hilbrecht of Las Vegas, sponsor of the primary bill, said Laxalt asked him to poll the Assembly Elections Committee to see if the legislature wanted to amend the bill. "The committee was unani- mous in wanting to stand Hilbrecht said.- He added .that Laxalt feared the scrutiny the national press would give to Nevada if it had the country's earliest primary might harm the state. It takes a two thirds vote of both Houses to override the gov- ernor's veto. But if he choosei to do so, he can veto it after the legislature goes home, which it was expected to do to- night. Unemployment In N.H. Down CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Un- employment in New Hampshire dropped by 100 workers last week, leaving persons or 2.1 per cent of the work force out of jobs, reports the state Employment Security De- partment. Unemployment drops of Jl workers came in Nashua, Con- cord and Claremont, while it- worker jobless increase was re- ported in Portsmouth, At mid- April a year ago, person! were on the jobless list M per cent of the work Last week's unemployment percentages: Berlin 4.4; Clare- mom 2.1; Concord 1.7; Keene l.t; LeeeiUl Littleton 1.1 Munctertw Nashua 1.7, and 1.1.