Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 3, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle The sociologists are shaking their heads and sayihg that the young of America are declining., But parents reply that they haven't yet seen them decline anything. 1969 The Ttltgroph'i 100th Year A Daily N.wipaptr Weather Snowy, Cold Tonight Snow Flurries Tuesday FULL REPORT ON PAGI VOL. 100 NO! 284 Eltabliihed n a Weekly October Incorporated ai a Dally March NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1969 Second Class Postage At Nashua, N. H. 20 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Still No Clues Of Missing Girl ALLENSTOWN, N.H. (AP) Police remained clueless today in the mysterious disappearance 11-year-old Debra Lee Horn trom her home last Wednesday. Her parents continued to fear the girl may have been abduct- ed. Assistant Atty. Gen. Henry Spaloss has used only the word "missing" when describing the case. He said at the conclusion of Sunday's search operations, however, that the FBI is being fully advised of what's going on and is free to decide if it-wants to join the investigation. .The Boston office of the F'B! has said it Cannot enter the case unless it is established that there is a kidnaping. .Debra Lee was permitted to stay home from her sixth grade classes Wednesday. par-' enis, Mr. and -Mrs. Kenneth Horn, said she "slipped on ice and complained of.pain. She was'gone when her parents re- turned from work. There has been no .trace of the girl since then. The one clue which investigators .'thought they blood found., along Route tested and found to have no connection with the case, Spaloss said. State police were checking all known sex offenders in the area, but Spaloss said this, was rou- tine and He couldn't predict where it might lead. "It is as much a part of the hunt for information as the questioning of hitchhikers would he said. Col. Joseph Regan, state po- lice director, gave a similar re- port on the questioning conduct- ed by his men. Search operations continued Concord Marine Vietnam Casualty CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Marine Pfc. William Douillette Jr., 18, of Concord, has been killed in action two months aft- er arriving in Vietnam, a Ma- rine .officer told his .parents.... over the -weekend. Douiljette, son of Mr. and Mrs. William died Wednesday during an" operation against the enemy in Quang Nam, according to the report. He was Concord's eighth and New Hampshire's 143rd service- man killed in oth- ers from the state died from non-combat causes in Vietnam. all day Sunday-in the country- side and in the nearby Suncook River. Two helicopters and two small planes flew around the area, concentrating on the Bear Brook Stale Park region. Scores of volun- teers and snow vehicles Combed the woods, while four skin div- ers plurtged into the icy river. Debbie's parents and her brother Kenneth, 12, were joined by her grandparents in a private, prayer service iri-the family's home near the out- skirts of this: small town of Horn is a self-employed scale mechanic, and'his wife-is a sec- .retary. 'A Boston friend'of'the family has! anonymously put. up tor. the-safe return' of the child; but the offer has failed to pro- duce any'information. A total of in Other re- ward money also has been of- fered by several other per- sons. 7 4 Dover Youths Among 6 Killed In State Accidents ffie Had .Mr.. Groundhog been left to sleep until after noon yesterday, it would have been too cloudy, for him to see his shadow when he went but for the Sunday papers. But, somebody must' have set the alarm clock, because he was out bustling around bright and early, while the sun still shone. Now, according to legend, we are doomed to another six weeks of winter. Peterson to Submit Million Budget BURLINGTON, VT. (AP) Gov.' Walter Peterson of' New Hampshhire said Sunday night he will' submit a biennial general fund budget of between and million to the New Hamp- shire Legislature next week. Questioned 'on a television.- panel show Can Quote.. rPeterson plained hisc'holdjthe-line would be closely to 'the state's economic-growth. Since the'last -biennium's budg- et was for "million and economic growth in the past 10 years has averaged 8 per cent a year, the governor .said a "ball-park figure" on his budg- et would be to million in increases. Peterson said this amount would include pay, raises for state employes and additional _ state for .local school 'Sfsfflcts, not specify any amounts. State employes have asked for million hi increases, the general fund, while teachers are seeking a minimum salary bill, estimated to cost million. Peterson also said he was un- happy with the present system of. financing local education through the "Foundation Aid" program and was preparing recommendations to change that system'.' He again stated he would re- sist a broad-based tax- for New -.Hampshire. -And he said, of the state's in- creasing teacher militancy, "There is a growing, crisis building here." Peterson said the key to the teacher problems was their "fight for better status" and that this would best be accom- plished through enactment of a professional negotiations act. He termed this legislation more important to solving teacher un- rest than the minimum salary, although he said he supports that as well. lour City Budgets Delayed By CtAUDETTE DUROCHER The Feb. 1 deadline for budg- et submittal has come and gone, but four departments have yet to make known fiscal requests for 1969. They include the city's two largest departments school and public works. The other two are the health department and the city clerk's department. Finance Officer John H. Buck ize'd' by vas to exceed the submittal deadline. The school department, he said, was granted.an extension because of the contract dispute between the Board of Educa- tion and the Nashua Teachers Union. Extra time was given. the three other departments, h t City's Civil Defense Budget Totals Drop of A sum of requested for the 1969 Civil Defense budget, a drop of from last year's total allocation.. The budget summary notes that was unexpended from the 1968 appropriation. Federal con- tributions were listed at and income from other sources at bringing the operating cost of Civil Defense for the city' to Matching federal funds for 1969 are estimated at to be from the total budget sum asked. Calls For Raises The proposed budget calls for the director's salary to be raised from to and his secre- tary's salary from to Anticipated federal refunds for the director's salaiy are estimated at and for' the secre- tary's salary. Other budget .breakdowns are as follows: Surplus properly, down no anticipated federal refund, car allowance for director, same, with AFR; transportation of supplies, down with AFR; communications and utilities, up with AFR1; printing and reproduction, same, 'with AFR. Custodial services, down with AFR; supplies and materials, same, with AFR; equipment, up with AFR; attack warning same, with .-AFR; public shelter services, down no AFR; RACES (am- ateur same, with AFR; training and education services, down with AFR; radiological radioactive services, down with AFR; Civil Defense Control Cen- ter, up AFR. The C-D budget'will be reviewed by the mayor and the aldermen at a pre-hduring Feb. 24. said, because they have newly appointed department heads. "We want to give them a chance to look over their budg- ets thoroughly before submit- ting them to Buck noted. Public Works Director Travis L. Petty assumed the top spot in the DPW Jan. 2. Lionel Guil- bert was elected city clerk Jan. 14 and Phillip V. Hurley took over as public health director todayr Saturday Meeting A meeting of the Nas h u a 7'eachers Union's negotiating team and the school board's sub- committee for teacher relations was held Saturday at Nashua High School. Supt. of Schools Edmund M. Keefe said the two groups will meet again next Saturday. He said discussions are "progres- sing nicely" but he could not estimate when negotiations would end and the school budg- et would be completed. Noting .salaries account for the bulk of the Keefe said he expected that once the salary question was .resolved the overall budget 'would be wrapped up without ihuch. de- lay. The school department has autonomy in setting wages for its personnel and the mayor can only cut items unrelated to sal- aries and wages. In a memorandum to depart- ment heads last November, Buck asked them to adhere to the Feb. 1 budget submittal deadline. The deadline is set up by city ordinances but has not been -widely- observed in Teeent-yearsT" Buck is aiming to have the mu- nicipal budget ready for final approval by the aldermen March 25. year, the aldermen com- pleted budget deliberations in July. Buck praised -departments for adherence to the dead line. "The departments did a very good job in getting budgets he said; He added that present plans call for adherence to the sched- ule of budget pre-hearings. The first session is slated to begin Feb. 17. At the pre-hearings, budgets are reviewed by the mayor with department heads and the al- dermen. The mayor also reveals which appropriations he pljns to cut. Six accidental deaths were recorded in New Hampshire over the week- end, including four Dover High School youths who were found asphyxiated Sunday in a camp on North- east Pond, Milton. The first tragedy occur- red early Saturday morn- ing when Joseph Petuck, 45, died in a fire which swept his apartment at 196 West Pearl St., here. Two dogs and a cat also perished in the blaze. An Exeter boy, Mark Gallant, 14, was killed Sat- urday in a two-car crash on Route 108 in Kensington. Police said he was a pas- senger in a car driven by his brother, Richard, 16, when it collided with a ve- hicle operated by Mrs. Juanita Sewall, 28, of New- market. Identify Victims The Dover victims were Iden- tified by State Police as Wendell H. Miller, Leonard E. Ackerman, Roger A. Goupil, and Allan Shel- don. All were 17. Ackerman and Miller were high school varsity basketball players. The bodies were found in a bed in the Milton camp by two Officials Search Swamp in Pelham For Missing Plane Helicopters are flying over a swampy area near Pelham, to- day where the search for a plane .Deported, massing con- The private twin-engine plane, piloted by Sidney Cohen of May- nard, aijparently crashed Satur- day night. Cohen had radioed the Man- chester ail-port that his craft had engine trouble and his visibility was limited by heavy snow.. He had taken off earlier from L. G. Hanseom Field in Bed- ford, had flown to Maine and apparently planned to make a stop in Plymouth before re.turn- ing to Hanscom Field. A Massachusetts Civil Air Pa- trol spokesman said Sunday night that "all leads" pointed to the area, near Lowell. Several persons in the area reported hearing the plane and the suspected crash site was "right in line" with the radio fix taken by u the Manchester air- port, the spokesman said. residents In the area who told the authorities there was a strong odor of gas in the camp. The tragic discovery was made by John Katwick and William Pomeroy, both of Route 15, -Mil- ton. They had been asked by the owners of the camp to see if the youths had left to return home.' Police said the boys had gone to the camp for the weekend. They reported the youths ap- parently died when the flames to a gas burner went out while the gas remained on. It was indicated by officials that the four had been dead for some time when they were found. Examines Bodies Dr. Allen Handy of Durham, acting Strafford County medical referee, attributed their deathi.to asphyxiation. The four bodies were removed to the Edgerly Funeral Home to Rochester. Ackerman, .a senior, was one of the key players on the Dover High basketball team, and Miller, also a senior, was a reserve, but saw plenty of action. Their companions, Sheldon and Goupil, were sophomores. The youths, as far as could be determined, left for a weekend of camping Friday after school. They were to have returned home by 1 p.m., Sunday. When they failed to return, the parents became ilarmed, resulting in a check of the camp area. Hudson Man Held In Wife's Death NORTH .LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) A Hudson, N.H., man, missing for more than two years, is under arrest today, charged with the murder of hiJ wife off Gloucester, Mass., in September, 1966. George B. Gilbert, 47, was turned over to Massachusetts police .Sunday. He and his wife, Mary, 36, were thought to have been aboard their power boat last seen heading out of Gloucester Harbor on the night of Sept.. 14. Neither had been seen since. Two days later, wreckage of the boat washed ashore at Crane's Beach in Ipswich, and it was assumed the couple drowned at sea. Gilbert was arrested two weeks ago' by North Las Vegas police when he was found wan- dering in the desert. A subsequent medical exami- nation indicated Gilbert was suffering from amnesia. He was identified as George Gilbert through a fingeiprint check. Essex County Dist. Ally. John Burke said his office has asked the FBI to distribute the cou- ple's fingerprints to police throughout the country, after they disappeared. According to police, me cou- ple's boat, when last seen, had its running; lights on and ap- peared to be towing one or more small boats. Police said that after the wreckage of the boat was found, a dinghy believed to belong to the boat was found at its moor- ing in Gloucester. State police will seek to extrl- date Gilbert. He is being held without bail. If Gilbert doesn't consent to extradition, Burke said, a rendi- tion warrant would have to be obtained from Gov. Francis Sar- gent and a hearing held on that warrant. Hudson Police Chief Andrew J. Polak, said today that he and Lt. John McNulty of the Boston At- torney General's office have been working on the case for over two years. "We were never satisfied that he had drowned along with his said Polak. The chief went on to say that Mi's. Gilbert's mother, Mrs. Thomas Kearce, Bush Hill Road, Hudson has been taking care of the drowned woman's-three girls since the incident occurred. Weekend Breaks Are Investigated Nashua police today are" con- tinuing investigation of two breaks which occurred over weekend. At a. m. Sunday, OdiJ Brown of 157 Pine St. reported that three moneyboxes containing small coins were stolen from a carwash he operates in Simoneau Plaza. The time of the theft is not known. This morning at officials of the Seppala and Aho Construction Co. reported a theft from their job site at the Gate City Shopping Center on Broad Street. Accord- ing to police, a welding bus was broken into and various tools were taken. Nixon Accepts French Proposal on Mid-East fll 21 U U 25 26 27 28 2S 30 33 34 35 3B 39 40 V. 43 44 45 43 50 51 3 54 F 58 50 6! !.W tf. RK Jw'.iR v't' n 74 CHANNEL 13 BINGO WINNER Pictured above is Lorraine Brown of M East Dun- stable Road receiving MlOO.Of) check from Carl A. Johnson, General Manager of the Nashua Cable- vision Company. Mrs. Brown won the 1100.00 by pitying Bingo in her own while watching Channel U. Looking on is Joan Muse, Channel U'l Bingo hostess and Mrs. Brown's daughter, Deborah; Ann. Mrs. Brown picked up her winning Bingo card at Coronis Cleaners, 222 Main Street, here in ADVT. By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon has .decided to' ac- cept a French proposal for early talks among great power repre- sentatives at the United Nations on ways to break the deadlock in Middle East peace efforts. He hopes particularly for par- allel action by the Soviet Union. A reply to the Paris govern- ment is due to go out this week. It is expected to make clear that while the United States f PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England .147 W. Pearl St. Finest in Pizzas- Grinders (all varieties) Rtgular Charlts SPECIAL PIZIA TUESDAY OOr ONLY (89-4542 Op.n II A.M. to 2 A.M. thru Sundayi 3 P.M. to sees hope in consultations with the Soviet Union, Britain and France its primary purpose is to move off dead center the U.N. peace-seeking efforts of Swedish Ambassador Gunnar Jarring. In a related move, Nixon will send a friendly message to Ga- mal Abdel Nasser in the near future, replying to a note of con- gratulation he received'from the Egyptian President. 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Diplomatic soundings for the trip have been started, and the .White House is due to make an announcement soon on his plans. Nixon expects to visit Paris, site of the Vietnam peace talks, and meet with President Charles 3e Gaulle. Other capi- tals which figure in informed speculation are London, Bonn and Rome! A meeting with Soviet leaders Is not being considered at this time, although the President hopes to visit Moscow later on. Meanwhile the President is projecting action on two other fronts involving Soviet-U.S. re- lations. He plans to send to the Senate this week a recommendation'for early approval of the treaty to block the spread of nuclear weapons.. The States signed the pact-last year, but Senate ap- U.S. ratifica- tion .were'delayed after the So- viet invasion of Czechoslovakia in August. 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