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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 3, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle In bookstores today, it seems that the books that are not dirty, are dusty. Nashua Celeqraph Ntw Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper... C. J Weather Snowy, Cold Tonight Clear, Colder Thursday VOL. 101 NO. 23J NASHUA- NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1969 PM 48 PASES Pric. TEN CENTS Girl Suspect In Slay ings Stayed In Milford By JOHN HAKRIGAN MILFORD Linda D. Kasa- bian, who faces charges In con- nection with the murder of act- ress Sharon Tale and six other persons in Los Angeles last Aug- ust, was staying in Miltord, where her mother lives, when she gave herself up to State Po- lice yesterday, the Telegraph has learned. Mrs. Kasabian, 20, was per- suaded to give herself up to po- lice by her mother Mrs. Ken- neth Byrd of 10 Berry Court, ac- cording to information received by the Telegraph. Mrs. Kasabian reportedly had been in Milford for about four days after she arrived in the company of four other persons who stayed over- night and left. Arraigned yesterday in Con- cord District Court as a fugitive from justice, Mrs. Kasabian was to be returned to Los Angeles today. Formerly Married The girl, who is the mother of one small child and, according to police five months pregnant with another, formerly was married to Robert Peaslee of Milford, the Telegraph learned. Peaslee, according to reports, is serving in Vietnam and was wounded in action last week. Mrs. Kasabian, whose maiden name is Linda Drouin, reportedly attended high school in Milford but dropped out before she was graduated. Classmates described her as "timid, quiet and frail." Last May the girl appeared in Milford District Court on a charge of driving without a license. She was fined At that time, the Telegraph learned, she was living on For- est Street in Wilton with a group of young persons described by Wilton Police as "a hippie crowd." Wilton police said the group left town at the end of June re- portedly bound for New Mexico. Mrs. Kasabian is a native of Biddeford, Me., where her family lived when Mrs. Byrd was mar- ried to Rosaire Drouin. Drouin now reportedly lives in Miami, Fla. The attractive, dimunitive girl waived extradition rights when she appeared in the Concord court. "I'm she said calmly when the charges were read. Remains Calm She was calm throughout the court proceedings, occasionally exchanging remarks with the two state police lieutenants who brought her to court and Merri- County Sheriff Clyde Parker, to whose custody she was remanded. Judge Donald G. Matson, re- peatedly asked her whether she knew the nature of the proceed- ings. She repeated "I'm guilty" when he asked her if she un- derstood the fugitive charge. "How old are he asked. "I'm 20 years she re- plied quietly. She wore a short camel-hair coat, dark brown bell-bottom slacks and light brown suede boots. Although she indicated she had an attorney in Los Ange- les, Matson temporarily ap- pointed former U.S. Atty. Ro- bert D. Branch of Concord to represent her at the arraign- ment. She examined the waiver doc- uments for a moment, smiled at Branch, and signed them. The judge then pointed to the American and New Hampshire flags on either side of the bench and said: "There is the flag of the United States and there il the flag of New Hampshire. They mean He again asked the girl whether she un- derstood the legal proceedings and she nodded. She wore a red scarf on her head and hid her face from GIRL STAYED Page2 Mayor's Veto Delays Plans For Library By CLAUDETTE DCKOCHEE Plans to demolish the old post office on Court Street have been temporarily halted by Mayor Dennis J. Sulli- van's veto of a resolution conveying jurisdiction over the vacant building to the joint library building committee. Tipped Truck Provides These huge, expensive high-tension line poles provided an afternoon of head-scratching and headaches for the driver of this truck and Koppers Company, Inc., Forest Products Division. The huge Douglas Fir poles, ranging from 95 feet long to 120 feet and worth about apiece, were loaded onto two trailer trucks for a trip to Medway, Mass. But a narrow corner, a ditch, a 120-foot pole and a stubborn pine tree teamed up to flip the trailer and halt proceedings in general. The longest pole, processed at Koppers, caught on the huge pine tree at far right, and the trailer rolled over. It took two f orklifts and two hours before the truck was righted and the poles were again on their way. The huge trees came to Nashua by rail. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) Resolution Carried 333 to 55 House Backs Nixon's Peace By ROBERT A. HUNT WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon, who claimed, one month ago today that the "silent majority" of Americans support his efforts to end the Vietnam War, has a 333-55 voting majori- ty backing him in the House of Representatives. The 6-1 margin came Tuesday on a resolution supporting the administration's "efforts to ne- gotiate a just peace in Viet- nam." Some of those voting for the resolution did so with reser- vations, however. A last-minute addition to the resolution requests Nixon "to continue to press" North Viet- nam to abide by a Geneva con- vention providing for the hu- mane treatment of prisoners of war. The POW vote was 392-0. But before the two days of wide-ranging debate was over. House leaders on both sides of the aisle came under fire for bringing the resolution to the floor under procedures banning amendments. Varied Donations Help Boost i Santa Fund Total to By MICHELE BUJOLD The Telegraph Santa Fund climbed to today boosted by worth of donations from various companies, civic organi- zations and individual donors. Among the contributions were two checks for each from W. R. Swart and the employes of Law Motor Freight, Inc., and a check for from the Kings Daughters Benevolent Association. Also adding to the total was from an anonymous donor, and from the Nashua Corpor- ation Combining Department. All donations to the Santa Fund are to help the area's needy, un- fortunates and forgotten elderly during the holiday season. The money given to the Fund, and all other donations of toys, food and clothing, is given to the Salvation Army which acts as a clearing house for distribution to the needy. In 1968, a total of 276 families were helped, represent- ing over children. Request Aid Captain Charles Sargent, officer hi charge of the local Salvation Army headquarters, reports that several requests for assistance have already come to his atten- tion, and letters keep pouring in. In the past, the Telegraph has been overwhelmed with the re- sponse of a generous citizenry, and in particular with that of children who are willing to col- lect money for the Santa Fund, or part with their own toys to make someone else's Christmas a little brighter. Christmas shop in comfort these cold, wet winter days nights. It's always dry and 72 degrees at the NASHUA MALL '70 Chevrolets CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as per day Call Teri MacMulkin Chevrolet Groups of neighborhood chil- dren, Scout troops, Brownie packs and classrooms of children have collected for the Fund in the past. This year, to avoid unncessary confusion, and to give the chil- dren some brand of identifica- tion, the Telegraph is issuing "Santa's Helper" badges. Any child, whether he wants to solicit alone, or with a scout troop, etc., should come in and register with the Telegraph first, and pick up his or her badge. All he or she has to do is come into the Telegraph's main office at 60 Main Street, and the recep- tionist will give him a badge. The Telegraph requests that children who wish to register and obtain their badge be accompanied by a responsible adult. Current donations include an SANTA FUND Page 2 The POW proposal previously had been beaten by the House Foreign Affairs Committee- It was brought up through a procedural device just prior to final passage of the resolution. Fifty-four Democrats voted against the resolution. They were joined by Republican Rep. Ogden R. Reid of New York. Supporting it were 161 Demo- crats and 172 Republicans. The resolution requires no ac- tion by the Senate or signature by Nixon. A similar proposal, but also including a call for a mutual ceasefire, is pending in the Senate. Chairman Thomas E. Mor- gan, D-Pa., of the House For- eign Affairs, Committee, said the measure doesn't confer any more power on the President but some opponents weren't so sure. In addition to the peace ef- forts and POW issue, the resolu- tion also gives approval to prin- ciples enunciated by Nixon that the people of South Vietnam are entitled to choose their own gov- ernment by free elections and calls on North Vietnam to an- nounce its willingness to honor those elections. Efforts Eighty-two senators joined in a statement making it clear they were giving no advance ap- proval of future Vietnam deci- sions nor were endorsing all Nixon said in his Nov. 3 speech. Filed With Clerk Sullivan prepared his veto message before leaving {or California Monday and it was filed with City Clerk Lionel Guilbert yesterday. The vetoed resolution was unanimously approved by the Board of Aldermen at its meet- ing last week. It transferred jurisdiction over the unused post office from the aldermanic lands and build- ings committee to the joint li- brary building committee to make way for demolition of the granite structure. A contract for demo- lition of nine buildings, includ- ing the post office, plus a barn and several garages was award- ed to Kamienlecki Wrecking last week by the joint commit- tee. A committee spokesman said demolition work on the post of- fice will be delayed pending the overriding of the mayor's veto by the aldermen at their meet- ing next Tuesday. "I remain consistent with my previous statements in that Na- shua's welfare is not being con- sidered by the overall uncon- trolled financial outlay in this central Nashua Sullivan states in his veto message. He noted that in approving the transfer resolution the al- dermen by-passed the finance committee. "It appears that most of this land acquisition some 26 separate pieces of property is a joint library and arts and science Sullivan said. "Let us come out with it, not hide behind the pretext that we are acquiring iand for the li- brary site." And he called upon City So- licitor Arthur 0. Gormley Jr., whom he described as acting "as a paid agent for all par- to furnish a detailed re- port on plans for the overall project. "The taxpayers have a right to know as they will be obliged to pick up the bulk of the bill which I estimate will go over the million mark with in- terest inciuded. "It is still my Sul- livan concluded, "that in the MAYOR Page 2 Three IL S. 'Copter Crewmen Released by North Korea By K.C. HWANG SEOUL (AP) Three Ameri- can helicopter crewmen, re- leased today after months of captivity in North Korea, were reported in generally good con- dition after initial medical checkups. An Army spokesman said they are tentatively sched- uled to leave for the United States Thursday 8 p.m. EST Wednesday. Col- Paul Sheffler, command- ing officer of the 121st Evacua- tion Hospital 10 miles west of Seoul, reported that the three men "are happy to be out" and said their psychological outlook is good. Firemen's Union to Review Proposals in Contract Talks FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. SERVING NASHUA AND SDEEODNDINO TOWNS 465-2267 SAVE DOUBLE STAMPS SAVE ALL FILM and FILM PROCESSING COLOR BLACK POLAROID FILM -Color Pak T 108 WHITE Tl 07 CUBES Sylvania Blue Dot Instamatic Film CX- 2 99c CX- .98 KODAK INSTAMATIC CAMERA No. KODAK INSTAMATIC CAMERA KIT STOCK-UP AND BUY NC Save TURCOTT 96 West SALE ENDS ONLY 7 No. 124 ONLY )W FOR St. DEC. 6th The Firemen's Union will call a general membership meeting to decide what the next step will be in contract negotiations which have reached the impasse stage. A spokesman for Local 789, In- ternational Association of Fire Fighters, said no definite date for the meeting has been set. Union representatives and the fire commissioners met in City Hall last night for another round of negotiations. SUNFLOWER SEEDS 50 LB. BAS at Hammar Hardware Co. 35 Railroad Sq. Nashua Louis M. Janelle, counsel for the local, said the talk was fruit- less in removing the last remain- ing obstacle to the contract sign- recognition of officers as union members. He said the commissioners had yielded on their original stand that no officers be recognized as union members. But in agreeing to include offi- cers in the union, Janelle said, the commissioners have stood fast against allowing officers to be part of any bargaining team. Leonard Dube, president of the local, was unavailable for com- ment on alternatives which might be presented -to the mem- bership to break the impasse. 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY He reported that all three had talked to their families. Head For U. S. Their first destination in the United States was not disclosed. The release of the three fliers was preceded by a five-minute meeting at Panmunjom during which U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Arthur H. Adams signed a state- ment admitting that the intru- sion of the men's helicopter into North Korean air space last Aug. 17 was a "criminal act." A U.S. Army statement later repu- diated the admission and said it was signed only to secure the release of the-men. The helicopter was shot down 15 miles inside North Korea and all three men were wounded. Wearing navy blue jackets provided by their North Korean captors, two of the David H. Crawford of Pooler, Ga., -and WO Malcolm V. Loep- ke of Richmond, in good health when they were handed over at the truce village shortly before noon. The third man, Spec. 4 Her- man E. Hofstatter of Lowpoint, 111. was on crutches, and an American official later said he still had open wounds in his right knee. Adams, chief U.S. delegate at the release, said the seriousness of Hofstatter's wounds could not be determined until he under- went examination. A helicopter took the three men to the 121st U.S. Evacua- tion Hospital west of Seoul for medical examinations and inter- rogation. Adams, who interviewed the CHARGE ACCOUNTS INVITED BANKAMERICARD UNI-CARD MASTER CHARGE S 4 H Stamps Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 88MW1 Mon. thru Sit. Open Thuri. 'til I three briefly, told a news con- ference they were kept separat- ed until 13 days ago. He said he did not ask them if they were tortured, but when he asked about their life in North Korea, Hofstatter replied, "It was pret- ty bad." Adams said: "There was no indication of their signing any confession." The apology Adams signed said the U.N. Command "sol- emnly apologizes for having vio- lated the armistice agreement and seriously infringed upon the sovereignty of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea by infiltrating a military air- craft deep into the territorial air of the Democratic People's Re- public of Korea, and firmly guarantees that it will not com- mit such a criminal act again." Repudiating this after the men were turned over, a U.S. Army statement pointed out that the United States in nego- tiations for release of the men had consistently maintained that the helicopter crossed the demilitarized zone without hos- tile intent when the pilot got lost. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Anderson 4 Classifieds 44, 45, 46, 47 251 Nashua Scene 4 Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope Lawrence Lewis Obituaries 2 Sports 34, 35 Suburban 15, 18 Sulzburger Taylor Television Theaters 4 44 43 Dr. Thosteson 40 Weather J NASHUA'S ONLY FACTORY AUTHORIZED DEALER SKI-DOO Ski-Doo Suits Bootl Trailers Sleds Accessaries Pirti Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center 283 Main Street. Nashua, N. H. ;