Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 25, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle Wint ad: Secretary wants job; no bad habits; willing to learn. Nashua Celeqraph T969 Tht Ttltgraph's 100th Ytor At A Doily Ntwipapfr... C W J Weather Fair, Cool Tonight Sunny, Mild Saturday FULL RIPORT ON FAQ! TWO VOL. 101 NO. 48 Established Weekly October Incorporated u Daily lUrefa 1, INI NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1969 Second Clisi PoiUfe PtM At Nashua, N. H. 20 PAGES Price TEN CENTI House Committee Awaits Million Budget Deborah Pinet and Jeanne Bergeron head for the clouds as they skip rope in the playground at St. Patrick's. Holding the rope at far left is Jane Beau- lieu, while classmates offer encouragement. Today's Skipping in the Sunshine pleasant weather and bright sun created a different atmosphere on Nashua playgrounds, with jump ropes and balls substituted for snowballs and mittens. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) U. S. Okays Jordan Arms Deal By CARL C. CRAFT CONCORD, N. H. (AP) New Hampshire's pro- posed 1970 71 budget is million after its in- itial roller coaster, ride through the legislative labyrinth up here, down there, gaining progress losing others there. Ready For Next Run Now, the major piece of leg- islative business is ready for the next run that begins Wednesday with the start of House Appro- priations Committee hearings and ends May 8 with a vote on the House floor. Then, the Sen- ate takes over. As entered in the House by the Appropriations Committee Thursday, the complex proposal for state spending is plus or minus a few million dollars from figures outlined in Gov. Walter Peterson's mid-February message. But it -is nearly., impossible to compute the exact tora! change between what the governor wanted and what the commit- tee offered newsmen figure the spread at up or down by million. The man who knows the most about the financial revisions Rep. Joseph Eaton, R-HUlsbor- ough, hardworking chairman of an overworked Appropriations Committee takes the view that, in reality, "our budget is not much different from (the one offered by the governor." Eaton considers the. difference between Peterson's budget and the one offered by Appropria- tions as a decrease of 1 per cent. He gave various figures on the financial gap ranging from million to mil- lion. Absent from the Appropria- tions version is Peterson's pro- posed "vital new program of educational assistance." Present in the committee's measure is the foundation aid program viewed by critics as antiquated that distributes state funds to needy local school districts. Peterson wanted to scrap the foundation aid program in fav- or of a fund earmarking reve- nue from the 5 per cent rooms and meals tax, the sweepstakes program and the tax on sav- ings institutions. This new fund was to nourish every local dis- trict and feed more to the needy ones. The governor's proposed fund would have been a substitute for the now-appropriated funds and provided a net increase of million. The foundation aid law distributed million dur- ing the last biennium. Theory Not Sound Eaton, saying the earmarking By HEDRICK SMITH NIDI York Timii N.wi Sirvlci WASHINGTON The United States has agreed to a million arms deal with Jordan, including sale of a second squadron of 18 F104 jet interceptors, re- liable sources reported to- day. Option Obtained King Hussein of Jordan ob- tained an option three years ago for the planes but because of 1 previous suspension of Ameri- can arms shipments to Jordan and persistent tensions in the Middle East, there had been some doubt whether Washington would allow him to exercise his option. There have also been long de- lays in delivery of the first squadron of F104s that had made sale of a second squadron seem improbable. The first squadron .is scheduled for delivery start- ing in June. During his official visit to Agnew Embarrassed Over N.H. Incident CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Vice President Spiro T. Agnew was "embarrassed" by restric- tions imposed on newsmen at his April 15 visit to a Republi- can fund-raising dinner in Man- chester the White House re- ported today. In a letter to the editor of The Concord Monitor, Paul W. Costello, executive assistant ta the director of communications for the executive branch, said protests over the restrictions were "well-founded." The letter said Agnew "has taken 'steps to make certain there will not be a recurrence." Monitor Editor Thomas W. Gerber wrote Costello April 17 protesting the fact that news-, men's questions, tape record- ings, photographs and television cameras were barred at a press reception that preceded the GOP dinner. Agnew overrode the restric- Nixon Appoints Rochester Man U. S. Marshal WASHINGTON (AP) Victor Cardqsi, of Rochester, N.H., is President Nixon's nominee for United States Marshal In New Hampshire. Cardosi's name was among a list of the president's choices for United States attorneys and marshals in seven states re- leased Thursday. tive ground rules for the recep- tion and responded to news- men's questions and allowed three minutes for photographs. However, television coverage of the affair was prohibited. Costello said the restriction! stemmed from "confusion" on the part of "local sponsors" who misinterpreted instructions not to shine tv lights into Ag- new's face. "These instructions were not necassary because the vice president speaks frequently be- fore tv cameras and lighting is not a distraction to Cos- tello wrote. Gerber is chairman of the Press Freedom Committee of the New England Daily News- paper Association. The man imposing the re- strictions was Spencer Schedler, a Sinclair Oil Co. employe who bad been a volunteer worker in the Republican presidential campaign last fall. He told re- porters he had taken a vacation to help make arrangements for the Manchester visit. In his letter to Costello, Ger- ber questioned the propriety at Schedler working for the vice president while still in the em- ploy of Sinclair Oil. "His connection with Sinclair Oil Co. had no connection with his assisting in making-arrange- ments for the Manchester Costello said. Newsmen from throughout the state and Boston have com- plained either to the White House or newsmen's organiza- tions about the restrictions. Washington earlier this month, Hussein told the Nixon Admin- istration he wanted the second squadron of F104s and was re- portedly given approval in prin- ciple. The details of the arms deal are still to be worked out. The new administration ex- panding the package also agreed to sell Jordan other equipment including armored personnel carriers, communications equip- ment and small arms. But the jets are the major item. In deference to Israeli sensi- tivities to tanks as an attack weapon, the Nixon Administra- tion is reported to have turned down a Jordanian request to in- clude a shipment of tanks in the deal. Both the American and Jor- danian governments regard the deal, well-placed sources said, as primarily a symbolic gesture of American political support for Hussein, intended to bolster his support among the Army Offi- cer Corps, which has been press- ing for new weapons. Delivery of the second squad- ron of F104s is not expected to begin for many months. The Jordanian airfields are not yet equipped to handle the first squadron, according to Ameri- can officials. In another development, the State Department today under- scored its concern with continu- ing violations of the Arab-Israeli ceasefire along the Suez Canal, especially in the wake reports quoting the Egyptian spokesman as saying Cairo con- sidered the ceasefire to be void. "We view with concern this and other previous reports indi- cating that the United Arab Re- public does not consider itself bound by the ceasefire resolu- spokesman Robert J. Me- Cioskey said, in a prepared reply to a question about the Egyptian position. "This is he continued, "and can only in- crease tensions in the area." Rail Car Explosion Rocks Indiana Area RICHMOND, Ind.