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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 3, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Navy Convinced Trouble Within. By W1LLUM BEECHEIt New York Tines News Service WASHINGTON Underwater photographs of the nuclear sub- marine Scorpion, which tank off the last May with H men aboard, have convinced tome Navy experts that trouble within the submarine itself led to the tragic accident. Pentagon. and Congressional sources re- vealed last night. "Had the Scorpion been hit by a torpedo or scraped by a sur- face ship while she was near tht jurfice, would, have left identifiable, one louret said. "But' the photos suggett there was trouble within tht Scorpion that dragged her .down below crush, depth." It was understood that a special Navy Court of Inquiry in Norfolk, which has, been .taking testi- mony since June, has finished its work. The court's formal findings and recommendations are being re- viewed by Atlantic Pleet head- querters in Norfolk and are ex- Today's Chuckle There is one good thing about people who ignore you they don't give bad advice. to be forwarded to Adm. Thomai H. Moorer, chief of naval operations, within the next several days. A public announce- ment is expected here by .the end of the month. Sources familiar with the court's findings say the exact cause of the loss has not been pinpointed, but' that the range of possible causes has been nar- rowed to four. These are: 1) Control failure. If the sub- marine, which was returning to tht U.S.'after a tour in the Med- iterranean, was running fast and deep and its diving mechanism suddenly locked in the' "dive" position, it would have dived be- low crush depth before mechan- ical could be made. Experts say that if the vessel had been above a 200-foot depth, as is considered likely, there should have been time to correct such a failure. "The crews of subs are drilled ,on what to do in such a circumstance all the one officer laid. "But rt- ion. member, once Jl stark joint down it goes fast; t sub is built to dive, after all." 2) Hooding from, small leaks. Witnesses in Norfolk said the Scorpion had .minute cracks, in her hull and propeller shafts. Tht deeper the submarine may have gone, the greater would have been the water pressure against .the cracks that could force a sudden breach and a. gushing in of water. The vessel was coming in for maintenance work but wai; considered in safe condition: 1969 Ttltgraph's 100th Yaor As A Daily Newspaper Led To operate down to certain classified depth. 3) A malfunctioning torpedo within the submarine..From time to time. torpedoes become acti- vated accidentally. In such a case, submarines either hack torpedo out of the; tube and dis- arm it, or shoot it out of the tube. If it is a torpedo which U designed to 'home-in on the hull of another vessel, there classified procedure the. vessel takes to ensure that the torpedo does not double back on tht launching vessel. Slhc'e' March ihip, Him. ttew M of an explain .the Scorpion, this leads to nate the theory that the ship hit by its own torpedo. Bat tt AM .not eliminate the possibility tat malfunctioning torpedo might have exploded within the vend.', 4) Panic. In the event-if any the above problems, one or mm. members of the crew might panicked' and started pulling DM .levers; '.'But this crew wai believed, to' be, very well' trained and one source said. Wiitther Possible Snpvy Tonight or Saturday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 100 NO. 258 Established ai a Weekly October Incorporated as a Daily March 1, 1889 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, FRIDAY, JANUARY Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. .H. 16 PAGES Price TEN GENTS City Drawing Monday Blood Needed As Supply Dips By CLAUDETTB DUROCHER Concerned' about dwindling blood St. Joseph and Memorial Hospitals Avill join forces Monday to sponsor Red Cross drawing here. Faces Shortage New Hampshire, like many other parts of the country; facei a critical shortage in whole blood reserves, according to John V. Chesson, local chairman of the Vermont New Hampshire Red Cross Regional Blood Program. "We definitely -have a 'shortage the most criticalm the history of the regional blood he said. "In the two-state area we are- working strictly on a daily basis. '_ H we had an emergency, requir- ing mass transfusions, we wouldn't be able to cope with The last drawing in Nashua on Dec. 26, Chesson pointed out, collected only 27 pints. The exceptionally poor showing, he said can be attributed to norm- al holiday preoccupations and especially to tiie togb incidence of flu and other respiratory ailments in the area. ing for an influx of walk-in don- ors to replenish depleted' Wood banks. Albert L. Dumond, chief tech- nologist at St. Joseph Hospital, told department' heads the: hos- pital's blood reserves1 are-very, low. "There, are about 150 patientl in the he said, "and about 10'pints in the bank." T. Harrison Whalcn, adminis- trator for Memorial Hospital, said he was informed by the hos- pital's chief of staff' that 'there was a "particularly acute short- age of blood." Blood collected in Red Cross drawings here is processed-in its regional center at Burlington, Vt. The center is.the main, blood bank for 82 civilian and.govern- ment hospitals 'in- Vermont and New Hampshire. The' Red. Cross blood program maintains a sub- center in Manchester. Donors' yesterday came from. Next- week's drawing will be in, around .on a, 48-hour the cafeteria of St. Joseph.from 2 .p.m. to S. 1 Hospital .exhorted at a meeting' yesterday to encourage staff-members'to donate-blood.and fo urge healthy relatives and friends to do so. Also to participate are members of the Nashua and Hudson Ameri- can Legion posts. Their participa- tion is sponsored by the American Legion as part of a nztionwiito, program commemorating its1 50th anniversary. Hope For Donors And hospital officials are hop- notice to give blood in Burlington, and the 266 pints collected sur- passed what had been collected in all of New York.City the. day before. But. Chesson. former regional chairman of the Vermont-New Hampshire blood program, said the collection will provide only stop-gap protection. To provide adequate protection and service, he said, the Burling-- ton center should1 have pints of whole blood stockpiled. Blood banks in at least three BLOOD SHORTAGE Page J New DPW OHicials City Engineer James F. Hogan, 35, iJiows a set of project plans to his new boss, Travis L. Petty, 57, who assumed the post of Department of Public Works director yesterday. Hogan assumed command of the; DPW's engin- eering division about a month ago.'Petty, a West Point graduate, is a retired Army colonel and holds a master's. degree in civil engineering from Harvard. As director he will head the city's second largest department. (Tele- graphotoTHarrigan) IF YOU WANT A FREE PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT, SEE US. INDIAN HEAD1 NATIONAL BANK Member F.D.I.C. Open-Space Amendment H Recount Move Plan 'Critical' Blood Drawing Officials of St. Joseph's and Memorial Hospitals, the American Legion and Red Cross complete plans for a blood drawing at St Joseph's Hospital Monday to re- plenish dwindling reserves. From left, are Sister Lydia Noel, St. Joseph's Hospital administrator; Mrs. Royal Miller, Jr., of the James E. Coffey, American Legion Auxiliary; Royal Miller Jr., adjutant of the post; Mrs. Madeleine Bisset, president of the auxiliary; Albert L. Dumond, chief technologist at St. Joseph's; John V. Chesson, chairman of the Nashua Red Cross blood program; and T. Harrison Whalen, Memorial Hospital 'administra- tor. Heading coordination plans for the Hudson post, American Legion, are George Joslin, commander, and Maurice Levesque, past state commander. (Tele- graphoto-Durocher) Cong Contend 'Difficult to Accept' U.S. Proposals to End Stalemate By STEPHENS BROENING PARIS (AP) -'The National Liberation JYont said today it would be "difficult to accept" the latest American proposals to settle the procedural argument stalling the Vietnam peace talks. But an NLF sp-.kesman stopped short of rejection. Tran Hoai Nam, "deputy chief of the Front's peace delegation, said the U.S. proposals "were "tortuous" and reflected the "absurd idea" that the Paris talks were to be a two-sided af- fair. The proposal was made Thursday night by U.S. negotia- tor Cyrus R. Vance at a meeting with North Vietnamese Col. Ha Van Lam. Vance'proposed six different forms the conference table might take, while .Lau ad- vanced another proposal for a round table. Want 4 Parties The NLF spokesman, told :a news conference that .all of Vance's table shapes reflected the "unacceptable" American idea'that'only two sides would be taking part in the discus- sions. North Vietnam: and the NLF insist" that the conference is to b'e a four-party affair at which the' NL'F is to have full itatus.. "It is very difficult to Accept the .Mr: Vance be- cause, they reflect the absurd idea of two Nam said. When a newsman called atten- tion to his to asked if his'dele- gation rejected the U.S. propos- als, Nam. said with ,a smile: "I have, already replied." Vance at his meeting with Lau said the United States-and South Vietnam would agree to Muskie to Visit State on Feb. 28 MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) Sen. Edmund Muskie, D-Maine, is to appear in New Hampshire Feb. 28 to raise funds for' state Democrats, a party spokesman said today The place of the dinner is to be announced later. New Hamp- shire Democrats are' in debt from last year's primary and election campaigns. Sale Inferior Wall Paint Gal. Nashua Wallpaper Co. Pearl St. H82-MM WiMfr'h'ouri Thimilin til sit at table proposed by Hanoi-if a felt strip was stretched across the center of the table to symbolize the divi- sion of the conference partici- pants into two "sides." Vance met this morning with South Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Dang -Lam -for 90 minutes to give him the details of his meeting with Lau. Thors was ho comment by either side. The North Vietnamese, in a. communique, said Vance has not yet accepted its "logical and reasonable proposal." It ac- cused the Americans of deliber- ately dela3'ing the conference.- Both U.S. and North Viet- namese -proposals were said to be under study by the confer- ence participants. The circular table proposal symbolizes .Hanoi's, contention that the Viet .Cong's National Liberation Front .must have equal status with the three other delegations at the Paris talks. The Saigon government insists on some sort- of arrangement that does, not represent recogni- tion of the NLF as anything more than a subordinate of Ha- noi. The wrangle oyer table shapes and other details has blocked the start of the expand- ed peace talks for two months. ,Vance -put forward a three- point proposal to end the proce-> dural deadlock: should be no display of emblems or nameplates by Heavy Storm May Hit Area BOSTON (AP) New Eng- land's weather watchers busy today charting the antici- pated course pf another storm, one that, may be the region's worst so far this season. It was brewing over the Gulf states, the U.S. Weather Bureau here said, and probably would begin churning up the Eastern Seaboard tonight. Early indica- tions were that it would strike hardest .at southern and eastern portions of New England. Warnings of the new storm came as New Englandcrs still were digging out from a series of earlier .storms, the most re- cent of which trundled over the region New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. It left as much 6 inches of new MOW behind, any of the participants. Lau agreed. order of speaking should be determined 'by lot. Lau agreed to a drawing, but said the drawing should be among the four delegations, not between the two sides as Vance proposed. shape of the table could be round, as Hanoi proposed some weeks ago, but there would have to be some device to divide the.parley into. U.S.-Sai- gon and North Vietnamcse-NLP sides.. Vance then proposed six table forms which an 'American offi- cial later' sketched for news- men. By The Associated Press House members have shouted down a resolution asking New Hampshire's city and town clerks to save the ballots on the contro- versial open space amend- ment before they are destroyed, next week. Dispute Noted It was the first legislative dis- pute of the new session. Rep. Malcolm Stevenson, R- Bethlehem, proposed the resolu- tion. He' did so after an earlier resolution was .lost. 'Rep. John Bednar, D-Hudson, proposed' suspension of rules and a vote on an order for re- count. It failed to.gain .the required two-thirds majority. The action 'closes any possi- bility pf a recount on the open- space amendment'because, elec- tion laws' destruc- tionof "the" ballots 80 days after an election. The Senate had adjourned by (lie time the House got back'in- 1 to the question thereby mak- ing a.ny House action on the re- solution ineffective -since it would have .had to'have the. concurrence of the upper cham- ber. Bednar had wanted the re- count'.of the ballots cast on "Question Seven" the ques- tion that .won.just bare approval last November. It 'was pro- claimed by -then-Gov. John W. King as .having passed. The amendment lets the leg- islature .pass .laws, .providing that, real-property be valued for tax reasons at the use. currently made: of it. Bednar also has gone to court to attack the idea. In the courts, Bednar is, making 'the '-claim that the 1967 House failed to act properly when .it offered' the amendment to -the -voters. The Republican leadership ap- peared to oppose Bednar's reso- lution. Parly whip .George Staf- ford of 'Laconia argued that "it would open a constitutional Pan- dora's Box." Bednar' admitted: that he saw no hope of a recount- Unless the.legislature, follows the amendment with legislation, there will be no change.-in-pres: ent law's. Hearings Slated Public hearings on Goy. Wal- ter Peterson's proposal for the Citizens Task. Force are to be held Wednesday. House Speaker Marshall Cob- leigh said the measure "will, ot' reviewed by "the. Appropriations Committee. In essence, the task force will be composed of citizens' assisted by a professional staff. The group will study New .Hampshire's needs and' pro- lems' and' then will submit a re- port and .recommendations by September. Peterson 'then will call a special session of the leg- islature 'to act on the recom- mendations. Minority Democrats didn't, take too well to Peterson's1 task force proposal. Senate-Minority Leader Hairy Spanos of Newpbrt said after Peterson's inaugural 'address that not much "will be solved by putting off action until the task- force reports 'by mid-September. House' Minority Leader, Ro- be'rt.' Raiche of Manchester, meanwhile, said that after serv- ing three' terms' in leadership i-oles in the House, Peterson should know what the state's problems, are without having 'to spend to find out. the a measiirt raising the minimum motor -ve- :hicle liability insurance coyer- :'age to entered'Thursday.' Other Senate measures would 1 regulate the. expiration date. of snowmobile '.ex-' empt .wages from'the- trustee process, regulate., the-retirement date for Superior Court judges and appropriate funds-.for. the state-scholarship program.. In addition, a. proposed Cm- stitutional amendment was .of- fered to double, the size, pf the Senate-to 48 .members. Senate President Stewart Lamprey of. Moultohboro an- nounced iiis appointments of committee .chairmen. These ,Sen. George Gilman, R-Farmington, Fi- "nance; Sen. Robert English, Education; James Kqromilas, R-Doyer, Ju- diciary. Sen.-. William-- Gove, ;.R- Ways :and Administrative '.Sen.-' Charles- Armstrong, R-Littleton, Public Works and Transporta- tion; Sen. John Warner, Public' Health. -.Welfare arid State Institutions; Sen.'Rich- ard Banks, Insurance, and Claims.. R-Exeter, Resources, Recreation and. De- velopment; Sen.'-Creeley, Bu- R-Amherst, .the 'majo'ri- ty, leader, Executive- Depart-'. Municipal an'd Coiaily Government. Sen. .'Russell Mason, .5- "Agriculture." arid fish and Game; and Lamprey, Rules arid' Resolutions, Journal and Interstate Cooperation. Kennedy Wins Leadership BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts unseated Louisiana's Russell B. Long today as the assistant Democratic leader of the Senate. By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) .The 91st Congress opened for busi- ness today with challenges'to the 'Senate leadership on both sides of the aisle and facing is- sue's that could put it in a fight- ing mood by the time Richard M. Nixon moves into the White House. Both Republicans and Demo- crats in the Senate :had leader- ship contests to .settle before the formal ceremonies and oath- taking that marks; the start of the two-year session. Picks McCormack The House settled its leader-- ship problems Thursday with predictable results as Speaker John W. McCormack of Massa- chusetts easily defeated the challenge of Arizona Democrat, Morris Udall. Republican Ger- ald Ford of Michigan won re- election unopposed as minority leader. In the Senate, Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, in a move regarded as a first step toward a possible 1972 presiden- tial bid, put up a elnse race with Loui.siana'x'Russell B. Long for the ,No. 2 Democratic job of whip. On the GOP side, Pennsylva- nia's Hugh Scott challenged for the whip position in another light race with'Nebraska's Ro- man Hruska. The top Senate posts in each party remained in the hands .of Democrat Mike Mansfield of Montana, majority leader, and Republican Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois, minority leader, who were unopposed. In an -ilth hour challenge, Michigan's Robert P. Griffin an- nounced for the chairmanship of the Republican Policy Commit- tee against Colorado Gordon Al- iott. Although the position' has de- clined in influence in recent years, Robert A. Taft once Used it in his climb to Senate'power., With leadership contests and other formalities out of the way, the House and Senate will meet in joint session Monday to can- vass presidential 'election 're- turns, then turn to'an array of'. issues that could provide' early fireworks. Both houses have before them a proposal to raise their own pay and the salaries .of top fed- eral officers including the Presi- dent: Scaling Powell ;The House may have, to grap- ple with the problem of whether to seat .New York's Adam play- ton Powell, ousted in 1967 after being accused of misusing fed- eral funds. President Johnson is expected to press hard for early Senate TONIGHT 'THE TELEGRAPH FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. Serving Niihua and toff towai. 465-2267 Arctic Cat PANTHER SNOWMOBILES ill ncciiiorfei Davis Snowmobile Sales RFUR'NIOK'I tlSRO I. BW HIGHWAY, NASHUA Classifieds 13, 14, 15 Comics U Crossword Editorial 4 Financial 3 Hal Boyle S Lawrence 4 Nashua -4 Sports U, 11 Suburban News Taylor 4 Television K Theaters U Dr. Thoitaon 11 Weather 1 action on the, nuclear-nonprolif- eration. treaty, but that cham- ber could get bogged down first in the biennial and always con- troversial move to moderate the filibuster rule that requires two-third vote to limit debate. Ever, the usually routine can- vass of presidential returns' could provide a spark or two. Sen. Edmund- Muskie, D- Maine, and Rep: James O'Hara, will ask Con- gress Monday to reject a North Carolina electoral vote cast for third party candidate George :C- Wallace and award it to Nixon.' Nixon, carried North Carolina, but because of the switch jo.t only U of the staled U votes., Democrats, holding a 243-191 majority in the House and, a 57- 43'edge in the Senate, said in advance of the session, they would try to co-operate with -Nixon. "V .But there were frequent warn- ings that he could lose their sup- port across the'board if RepublV cans tried to scuttle Great So- ciety programs. The pay raise proposal wmsfd provide a increase for Nixon, making his salary It would: have'to be passed by both 'House and Sen- ate and signed :into law before he takes the oath Jan. 20 or would not be eligible for it until and unless he wins :a second term. This would help to.; pave tha way for a substantial pay raise, for members; of Congress' and. other high government officials expected to hie recommended by President Johnson. A special commission has pro- posed to Johnson that and representative! be MM from to He will make his. when he submits ,hls budget in about two weeks. Besides re-electing Kdri'ti' minority fcadtr Republi- cans again chose" Illinois' Leslie Arends as.whip.: Democrats' returned Carl Al- bert of Oklahoma and Halo .Boggs of Louisiana to the ma- jority leader and whip posts. The House Democratic Cau- cus gave McCormack' 178 votes to 58 for Udall and four for Rep. Wilbur D., MUls, D-Art, a non- candidate' who seconded Mc- Cormack's nomination: .House Republicans had only one major leadership contest. Rep. John of Illi- nois won it, handily defeating Reps. Jackson E. Belts of Ohio and Albert H. 'Quie of Minneso- ta. Telegraph Fund Now at mill Santa Fund which a record Hie drlre which officially ewied tat week, was Increased- by- today, the tltt of the of Deacons and Dtaconesset the PUirim Church of Naidw. T. Bryant, fleer in caairie of tfce Saha- .tmy headquarters wMeh was tke dearix house far seveitk ubwal saM "this latest flit fa .wd- tome as fte never rloxd la the Sahrattai Arny'i efforts to the aeedy. h fad, the of teriej UMlf tkb Chilihiiii ataM Ink all the Sttta VMlcMb Other ;