Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 26, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle Tlravel agent to client: "For the price that you have In mind, sir, I suggest that you join the Navy." New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper Weather Cool Tonight No Chonge Wednesday Full Report on Page Two VOL 10) NO. 151 Continuing the Hampshire Telegraph Established October 20.ISM NASHUA. NEW HAMPSHIRE. TUESDAY. AUGUST 26. W9 Second Class Postage Paid AtNuhua.N.H. 24 PAGES Prict TEN CENTS Thieves Hit Salem Bank SALEM The Federal Bureau of Investigation has joined local police in a continuing investigation of a weekend break at the Rockingham County Trust Company in Salem'Plaza. Meanwhile, officials of the independent bank were expected today to complete an assessment of how much money was taken, representing night deposits. Meet al Bank No definate loss was deter- mined by mid-morning. Repre- sentatives of bonding companies were to meet with the bark of- ficials. Police said the thieves gained entry into the'bank by placing a ladder to the roof at the rear of Ihe facility. The thieves then chopped a bole through a gravel roof and broke open a night de- posit vault. The authorities indicaled the. break was carried out by "pro-j fessionals." They noted that the j burglar alarm system had been disconnected. The bank .opened for business last March. Police are. also investigating a break into Maxwell a plumbing firm on Route 23. Among the items removed were copper fittings valued at Derry Draft Head Under New Fire HAXOVER, N.H. (AP) -The New Hampshire Civil liberties .Union today again asked State Selective, Service Director Phillips Hall to.conduct an in- vestigation into allegations the chairman of the Rockingham County Draft Board threatened "to get" some students who demonstrated at the State House. In a letfer to Hall. ,lhe NHCLO asked that he either conduct an investigation or re-, lease its findings if an investi- gation has been held. The NHCLU and tiro stale legislators have sent signed statements to Gov. Walter Pet- erson and Hall saying that Rep. Charles Gay, R-Derry, had threatened to use hij influence as a draft board chairman "to get" a group of students who staged a peaceful demonstration at the State House in April over taxes. Denies Remarks Gay' was quoted as 'saying that 'Tm on the draft board and I can get every: one of you goons." Gay'denied at Ihe time fce had made the remarks. Earlier this.month, Hall said his office had not received any "complaints from any of the victims of Mr. Gay's alleged derogatory remarks." NHCLU said "those who signed the statement including a reporter for Foster's Daily Democrat of Dover and one of the students Involved in the in- ident, as well as the Selective Jerrice system "itself is a'vic- tim if it will fearfully sweep under the rug such behavior by one of its The group added that "The citizens should not have to live in ah environment that permits a public official. _lo threaten to gel' people." The students were not demon- itra.Ung against .Ihe 'draft, or Vietnam but for a change in the stale's tax system. They passed cut leaflets call- !ng for so-called broad-based [axes, a continuing controversy in .the slate: which is the 'only one without a levy on either all sales or air incomes. Gay op- poses such i axes'. The students were orderly and neatly dressed and were com- mended from the floor by legis- lative leaders for' their' be- havior.1 Hall refused to make any comment today.' 'Warren Rudman, aide to the governor, said' today" the gov- ernor probably: hadq't read the letter yet, because-of the large volume of-daily Rudman said; the 'governor's position has been to. leave Hal in charge of the matter. "I'm sure he is taking care of Rudman said, "the governor has no Jurisdiction in the matter but we are keeping on lop o: Hudson Man Shot; Police Push Probe Br JOHN HAKRIGAN HUDSON A full-scale police search for a suspect has been launched after a Hudson- man -was shot three times last night. Taken to the Memorial Hospital was Ronald Si- mard, 26, of Melendy Road, Hudson.- A, spokesman there said this moping that he was in tory, condition." Suffer! Wopidi Simard was wounded In the left wrist, right leg, and right hip at about 10 outside a house at .Roosevelt Avenue. Police said a car apparently pulled up in front of the bouse and that an occupant o! the car then tooted the horn. Simird then reportedly went out o( the house, and was shot Ihe first time as he stepped [rom the doorway. The victim fell at the first shot, authorities said, but was then shot twice more by an un- known assailant in the car. The vehicle then sped from the scene. Simard was rushed to the hospital by the Nashua police ambulance. A hospital source said the two lower wounds were "clean" wounds, but that the wrist wound required surgery to emove the bullet. Polak Comments Police Chief Andrew said Simard apparently was Isiting Michelene Gagnon al ler brother's house, where the hooting occurred. Polak said Mrs. Gajnon had lied divorce papers against her lusband in July. Polak said that he husband, Bertrand Gagnon, 28, of ft Natick St., Nashua, is e Melcher Dies After Illness Some Tomafo James Austin of Brookline is getting a little tired of picking tomatoes from this nine-foot, seven- tall climber tomato plant he raised in his back- yard garden. The huge plant has already produced- exactly 237 tomatoes this summer alone, and, ac- cording to Austin; will keep right on untfl the frost .comes. "Maybe the frost win come Austin .says. "My little numb from picking all 'the (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) Kills 2, Injures 15 VIENNA (AP) An unidenti- fied man in ragged clothes threw a gasoline-filled bottle at an. employe of the Canadian Embassy, today, setting off an explosion and fire that killed two persons, injured 15 others Alderman Criticizes Mayor _ J On Park Street Proposal By CLAUDLTTE DUKOCHER Revival of the Park Temple Street urban renewal plan ta absorb costs for street Improve- ments in the proposed cultural coaiplei area is a "preposterous Ward A AHennan Leo H. Coutermarsh said today. furthermore, be said, Mayor p to 50 per cent federal as- sistance in improving streets to increase their traffic capacity ind pedestrian safely. Improvements permitted under TOPICS include some street widening, belter signals and hinges street patterns. It loes not, however, aid major new oad construction. Dennis J. Sullivan's suggestion Out the urban renewal project be revived shows Sullivan's in- consistency on urban renewal. SoDrvan, the alderman noted, led the fight to defeat urban re- newal for Ihe area about two years ago. At the time, Cooler- marsh the mayor had some harsh words to say about the concept of urban renewal Early To Say It Is too early to say if federal funds will be available to im- prove the traffic pattern in the Park, Court and Temple Streets area to accommodate a new li- brary and a new arts and science center, Coulermirsh said. "There is a possibility we couW get federal aid for the work should it come under the TOPICS .traffic study we have under he said. TOPICS II a federal program .under which cities may obtain PIZZA by Charles Famoaf thniout New England W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (aH varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY 83MS42 II A.M. to 2 A.M. Mon. thru Sat. Sundiyi 3 P.M. to "Surely, the' mayor must Coatermarsh said, "that the] city pay bact J96.000 for. past Park Street urban re- newal plans before it can hope to revive urban renewal for the area. I doa't think there would be any savings under these cir- curtstances." destroyed the embassy of- fices. The two bodies, badly charred by the blaze, have not been identified. 'Police said It 'was possible the man who threw the fire bomb was one of the dead. They described the man as "an obvious maniac." Thomas Maldyn, the. embas- sy's trade attache, said ''possi- bly there were also shots." .The embassy is on the fifth floor of a modern office building on the north side of the Danube Canal that divides the old pan of Vienna from residential sub- urbs. The blaze demolished the of- fices of the embassy and consu- late. Police Chief Josef Holanbek (old reporters nothing was known yet about the motives for Police said J 5 persons were hospitalized with burns. A prominent Nashuan, George klelcher, 89. died last night his at Z Abbott St, after a long Ke was bom in Hingham, lUss.f-Dec. H, ICT.iSoa of (he lite Charles R. (Whiton) llekher. He. had been associated with the Nashua Manufacturing Com- pany when the textile firm .was Ihe Sty's largest He worked first at the Boston office and then in this city as'secretary to Robert Amory, treasurer of the company. A World War I Army veteran, Mr. Melcher served overseas and held the grade of first lieutenant, fie was a leading member of the Nashua' Historical Society, and was. a former clerk and director of the group. He he'Id member- ship in the Old Colony Lodge, A. F. and AJJ., more than 50 years; the New Hampshire Historical and the Nashua Cpuniry: Chib.vr .He vrai i'member of the Unl- tirian-Universalist Church. Survivors'include Mrs. now the subject of an intemt police search. Gagnon is reportedly driving a light beige IKS Eldorado Ca- dillac, with a copper-colored lower section. !t bears the li- cense plates US and has a vinyl top. The shots, Polak said, from a .2] caliber pistol. Police were at the shooting scene Ihii tjlking to Mrs. Gagnon and gathering evidence. Storm May Reach Hurricane Force By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tropical storm Eve built to- ward hurricane Intensity off the Florida coast today while repair work and the search for bodies continued in the areas ravaged by a lethal predecessor, Ca- mille. Eve was born In a tropical depression off Daytona Beach and scout, planes encountered winds up to miles an hour Monday night. Forecasters said Eve, "young but active." probably would de- velop into the Atlantic season's fourth hurricane, but no immediate threat to any land mass. A close alert was nevertheless counseled along the mid-Atlan- tic coast and in Bermuda. Dr. Robert Simpson, chief of the National Hurricane Center at Miami, said further intensifi- cation was expected to occur, approaching hurricane intensity of 74 mile-an-hour winds during the day. Aid Fours In Financial help continued pour In for victims of Canaille's winds .anc crashing tides in Mississipp and Louisiana, and related loods which swept across Vir- ginia. The over-all death toll in the hree states was estimated at ot less than 77S.; In Virginia, the James River eturned to normal today as flood toll reached 7S with 111 persons still missing. State'offi- lals said estimales of property damage have con- ;ervative" 11314 million. Virginia Gov. Mills'E. Godwin fr. planned to meet with state officials today in an effort to .set more exact figures on tha flood's costs in lives and dollars. Richmond's flood damage was estimated at million. Gaso- ine which had a artially submerged storage ank was washed from sewers and into the James River Mon- day, eliminating fears of a ma- jor explosion. Along the Mississippi .'.'Gull 3oast, the search continued .for those killed by Caraille'. But'the main concern was for the living. The U.S. Department'of Hous- ing and', Urban Development said it had leased sites capibfa of accommodating, IraUerl to house .homeless refugees 'in Biloxi; 'Gulfport, Long Beach and Pass Christian. Fit Plane Lost Over N. Vietnam By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON (AP) The U.S. Command disclosed today that a Marine Ft Phantom fighter- bo'mber -was losf. over North Vietnam last Tuesday while is- corting'.a': reconnaissance' plane. The two crewmen are missing! It .was the first American plane" reported lost over North Vietnam since June 5 and sixth since U.S. bombing of North Vietnam halted last Nov. 1. Al- though the bombing slopped, regular reconnaissance have continued. flights The U.S. Command said Ihe plane ''was' reported missing while escorting an unarmed RF4 reconnaissance aircraft near the demilitarized zone." A spokesman said other planes in tht flight saw BO evi- dence of enemy action and the loss to "unknown causes." Delay Report Announcement of the lass was delayed while a search was un- der way for; the (wo missing fliers.. But ,the .U.S..'Command said no trace of them or of the plane had been found, and the search had been discontinued. Meanwhile hard fighting broke out again Monday in the rolling foothills soulhwest of Da Nang, and military spokesmen said at least US North Viet- namese and 12 Americans had been killed and 77 Americans wounded. The fighting flared up again( less than two miles from Hiep Due, a district capital 32 miles southwest of Da Nang which Army Secretary Stanley R. Re- sor visited Monday. Military spokesmen said Resor got with- in six miles of the fighting and the "usual security precautions were taken.'' Two companies of U.S. Ma- rines from the 7th Regimenl were hit hard when they came under heavy machine-gun anc rifle fire while sweeping a ridgeline. Eleven Marines were and 41 wounded In the fighting I'whlch lasted from early after- [I noon until "the remaining ene 'my wilhdrevr under cover o headquarters .said. I It added that enemy losses ('were not known yet. Meanwhile, two miles to the soulhwest, a reconnaissance pa- trol from' the 196lh Light Infan- try Brigade flushed another emy were killed, many of them by artillery and helicopter gun- hips, while American casual- ies were one killed and 49 wounded. U.S. headquarters said sol- diers of the IMlh Brigade killed 12 more North Vietnamese in another small skirmish in the area, seven of the Americans were wounded. Meanwhile, Resor made a brief helicopter trip from Hiep' A in t ArYianVsn wmciaua The enlisted men in one of Ba- con's three companies, after five days of hard fighting and heavy losses, had refused on Sunday to move out once more against the enemy.. But ffaite and'Sgt. Okey Blanke'nship' of Panther, W. visited'them, and after some tough talk from the sergeant, the GIs picked up their rifles and went back into action. A spokesman for the U.S. }uc to a Diountaintop American >alrol base nearby called Land- ng Zone Center and there met Col. Robert B. Bacon of Falls Church, Va., commander f a battalion of the 196th Bri- >ade, and his executive officer, Uaj. Richard Waite of Rey- noldsville. Pa. would be no formal investiga- tion of the brief rebellion. "They went back into com- he said. "The thing wai well handled. The unit Ihe com- pany belonged to was aware of it and corrective'action was tit- en." 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TELEGRAPH Abby ObitcaritJ Classifieds 21 18 18 Comics Crosiword Editorial Financial Horoscope Lawrence Nashua Scene 4 1 Pearson 4 Restct 4 Sports IS, 17 Suburban 10, 11 Television 17 By HENRY CIMGER Tintll Sirrlll PARIS The designation of a new premier in Saigon and the postponement of a decision to withdraw more United Slates troops from South Vietnam drew fire last night from Communist delegations attending the Vietnam peace conference here. The comments from rtprescnta- ivcs of North Vietnam and the fiet Cong made it clear that next Thursday's plenary meeting, the Mnd, between the Communists and the VS. and South Vietna- mese delegations would be as full of polemics and devoid of real negotiation as the previous ones. The North Vietnamese stale- ment accused the Nixon Adminis- tration. "By Khlem, Theaters 18 Dr. Thostcson 19 Weather '69 Chevrolets Daily Rentals as low as 'per cloy Call Teri 888-1121 MacMulkin Chevrolet mslalling Tnn Thlcu 1 warlike element who had exercised the most barba- rous repression against all per- sons in favor of peace, Independ- ence and neutrality, in the post of the statement said, "the Nixon Administration mere- ly throws into relief the traitorous, warlike and corrupted nature ol the Saigon regime." Push Dcmiadi The (wo key demand] pushed by the Communist delegations here have been the tm3aterjJ an! unconditional withdrawal a American and Allied forces from Vietnam and the Abandonment of the present Saigon regime by Washington In favor of a pro- isional coalition formed by the iimmuniit National Mberatfon and groups that it dccnu >vor peace. Independence tnd neutrality. The American us reined these on the ground that satisfying them wouM simply lead to Hanoi's con- Irot of all of South Vietnam. The attack on Nixon's decision lo postpone further withdrawals was just as severe as that 01.the Initial withdrawal while it was'un- der way., At thai lime, the Com- munists accused Washington of seeking to "Victnamlzc" the war ly substituting Vietnamese blood 'or American blood and belittled the move meaningless. The, provisional revolutionary government, the recently created political arm rf the National Lib- eration Front, complained thit the US. waj using "any pretext it all" to avoid withdrawing It] troops from Vietnam. A spokes- man for this delegation saw. In the decision to put off nouncement of further cutbacks a proof of the "failure of the nimiratkn of the war." Nothing has changed, spokesman 'said, adding ttutiHs delegation haO always considered is "illogical tnd the three criteria used by Wash- ington to determine troop with- are the, level of combat In Vietnam, In? fighting capability of the Scoth Vietna- mese. and progreU of the talks In Paris.