Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 9, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's, Chuckle V' if-- It you want to mike somebody be- lieve something, whisper it. Nashua Celeqraph 1969 The Tcltgroph'i 100th A Daily Newspaper C Ji Weather Snowy, Cold Tonight Little Change Friday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 100 NO. 263 ElUbliihtd is t Weekly October 20, INI Incorporated t Daily March 1, UM NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 18 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Addresses Nashua Chamber Peterson Raps State Costs; Boosts Citizens Task Force Hunt Suspect Law officers surround a Washing- ton apartment where they believed the slayer of two FBI agents was trapped. They used tear gas and entered the apart- ment. The FBI later captured Billie A. Bryant in connection with the killings. (AP Wirephoto) FBI Captures Suspect In Slaying Of 2 Agents WASHINGTON (AP) A man charged with slay- ing two FBI .agents .sur- rendered meekly in the at- tic of an apartment house Wednesday night, climax- ing an intense house-to- house manhunt in the Capital's South East sec- tion. Sought For Questioning The capture of Billie Austin Bryant, 38-year-old auto repair- man and prison escapee, came less than: seven hours after the agents who sought to question him about a bank robbery were found dead in the hallway of his estranged wife's home.. The slain agents were Antho- ny Palmisano, 26, and Edwin Woodriffe, 27, a Negro and the first of his race to die in the line of duty with the FBI. .The slayings, which touched: off a search by hundreds of po- lice dogs, and submachine gun- toting colleagues of the dead agents, followed 'by less than two hours the armed holdup of a suburban Maryland Savings and Loan company. A teller had reported Bryant's name to police, saying she rec- ognized him as a former cus- tomer. Bryant, a Negro, sought since he escaped from the nearby Lorton Reformatory in Virginia last August, was arraigned be- fore a U.S. commissioner on two counts of murder and held with- out bail until a hearing Jan. 23. The agents .were the 22nd and 23rd to be killed on duty in the history of the bureau. Only once two agents killed at the same.time.. The bodies of the agents were found by a policeman lying one atop .the other, after a report was broadcast that a policeman had been shot. Two helicopters1, hovered over the rundown section bordered by a wooded area as law offi- cers, many wearing armored vests, searched along a stream bed and began combing nearby houses. The attic where Bryant was found was only .a few blocks from the scene of the slayings. Bryant was wanted for escap- ing from the federal Lorton Re- formatory Aug. 29, when car through a chain- link fence. He ;had served less than a year for' an 18-to-54-year sentence for robbing a Mary- land Savings and Loan firm. The 6-foot-2, 170-p o u n d Bryant, a skilled auto repair- man and a native of Mt. Olive, lived "for at least two or three years" at the apart- ment where the agents were slain, its manager, Harry Coh- en, said. Robert Ross, who lives in-the building where Bryant was cap- tured, said his wife heard noises in the attic shortly after noon. After tliey persisted into the evening, he called police. Police Capt. Charles M. Monroe, head of the Special Op- erations Division, called into the attic and asked if Bryant were there. The man called back through a trap door that he was Bryant, and Monroe ordered him to throw down his weapons. A revolver came through the trap door, and Bryant -followed Monroe described him as meek. Woodriffe was married and had two children. He'became an agent in May 1967 and was as- signed to Washington last Feb. 28 after being stationed in Cleveland. Palmisano was married but had no children. He joined the FBI in 1960 as a clerk and be- came an agent in 1967 in Char- lotte, N. C. He came to Wash- ington last Oct. 20.- By Claud t He Durocher Growth in cost of gov- ernment was labeled as one of the state's major problems by Gov. Walter Peterson in an address here this morning. The theme of his talk stressed greater citizen participation. This was an apparent reference to his proposal for a Citizens Task Force which was discussed at a public hearing in Concord yes- terday. ISO Attend Peterson's address featured a breakfast meeting of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, held in the Olde Coach Inn, with about 150 present. Charles A. Glenday, president of the Chamber, presided. Among the guests was Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan. Peterson said in part: "We have had a population growth of since the I960 census and more is predicted. One of our most pressing prob- lems is checking growth in the cost of government. The general fund spending level has almost doubled to the last six years, and there has been a 20 per cent in- crease in the number of state employes." He said the basic problem will be to foster and work for pro- grams for all New Hampshire residents, while preserving the quality of an individual's life. He emphasized a need of greater citizen involvement in state af- fairs referring and explaining his proposal for a Citizens Task Force- Yesterday, Peterson appeared personally before a public hear- ing to stress the merits of hts Task Force plan. As lead-off speaker In support of the said he was "expecting many benefits of both a short range and longer term value to the people of New Hampshire from this study." Majority Favors Most of the-speakers took the affirmative side on the task force plan, though some of them sug- gested amendments. Two of Peterson's rivals for the governor's chair. Meldrim Thomson (R) of Orford and Emile R. Bussiere (D) of Man- chester testified. The Democratic minority has served notice it opopses the cen- terpiece of the new Peterson ad- ministration- Rep. Miles J. Cares of Pelham, assistant to the minority leader in the House, accused Peterson of double-talk. Cares said the governor had indicated in his recent election campaign he would not need a task force to run the state. Minority Leader Robert Raiche of Manchester remarked that Peterson was asking the legis- lature to adopt the plan blindly. And in the Senate, Minority Leader Harry V. Spanos in an address predicted the task force proposal will run into opposition when it comes up for approval. The Newport Democrat said he felt that the stale's problems will not be properly met or resolved by the citizens task force. He added that in the best interests of the people, Democrats will op- pose the proposal when it reaches the floor, Mayors Support Mayor Camis J. Sullivan was one of four mayors, to favor the Peterson plan. Others included Mayor John C. .Mongan of Man- chester, Mayor Clyde Coolidge of Somersworth and Mayor Rod- ney Dyer of Laconia. They expressed confidence in studies which call for "citizen- ship participation" and cited sim- ilar efforts in their communities. Thomson appeared as a pro- ponent but he proposed some amendments. He suggested that a more reasonable appropriation would be instead of the- proposed by the govern- or. He added that he suspected some of the "extra might be intended to hire sroup of Madison Avenue experts to sway the legislature. Bussiere opposed the plan on the grounds it was too costly and might prove to be the spearhead for a "tax force" for the state. House Speaker Marshall Cob- leigli of Nashua joined a long line of committee chairmen and vice chairmen in backing the task force. The bill was described as "a matter of first importance" in the 1969 legislative session by Majority Leader Harlan Logan of Elainfield. Those who were critical of the plan centered their arguments on the price tag and on an opinion there are enough "ex- perls" in New Hampshire to be hired to conduct the study with- out going outside the state to hire professional consultants. In his remarks at the hearing, Peterson described the task force bill as the "cornerstone" of his approach to efficient government and progress in New Hampshire. Greets Governor Charles Glenday, right, president of the Nashua Chamber of Commerce, welcomes Governor Walter Peterson to a breakfast held this morning in the Olde Coach Inn. The governor was guest speaker. (Telegraphoto-Hamgan) Teachers, Board to Resume Talks Monday Dormitory to Be Built Here Ground breaking ceremonies for a new dormitory at the New England Aeronautical Institute and Daniel Webster Junior College will be held Mon- day at 10 a.m. The dormitory will accommo- date 116 students, bringing to four the number of dormitories on campus. School Fire At TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) An estimated students were evacuated safely today when a general alarm fire broke out just after sessions started in Tewksbury Memorial High School. Firemen from three surround- ing communities helped Tewks- bury firemen control ,the blaze within an hour. Officials estimated damage to the twp-story brick structure at more than mostly to the gymnasium. Authorities said the gymna- sium would be boarded up with hopes sessions would be re- sumed Friday. Workmen on the scene almost before the fire was extinguished. Students had reported to their home rooms. They were' sent home on special buses. Warren B. Rudman, chair- man of the board of trustees for the sister institutions, said the dormitory, "made possible by a long-term government loan, will fulfill our short-term govern- ment "goal, of being able to ac- commodate approximately 320 students in on-campus housing. "This, of course, is our fourth dormitory and completes our initial building program ahead of schedule. "With.the on-campus housing availability for 320 students, our total enrollment in the fall of this year should exceed the 400- Rudman said. The dormitory will be a three- story, brick and masonry block structure in colonial style, with acoustical ceilings and vinyl as- bestos floors. 58 Rooms Planned Measuring 40 feet by 170 feet, Juvenile Shot Fleeing Police METHUEN, (AP) A juvenile was shot in the neck when .he tried to resist arrest Wednesday night, police said. Police Capt. William Walsh said that the Incident occurred after officers halted two youths in a car that had been stolen in Everett. the buildings will have 58 rooms, along.with an apartment for a. house mother, and will be heated electrically; Construction by the Boyce Construction Company of Ports- mouth will begin immediately and the target date for comple- tion is September. Malcolm Hil- dreth, local architect, drew up plans. Among those invited -to attend ground-breaking ceremonies are New Hampshire's Congressional delegation, Gov. Walter R. Pe- terson and other state and local officials; Building funds were 'ma d e available through the Depart- ment of Housing and Urban De- velopment which reser v e d from college housing funds for the two schools, ac- cording to Rudman. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 111 Obituaries 2 Biossat 4] Pearson 4 Classifieds Sports 12, 13 15, 16, 17 Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle Lawrence Nashua Scene Suburban News 10 Sulzburger 5 Television 14 3! Theaters 15 11 Dr. Thosleson 11 Weather Wicker Representatives of the Nashua Teachers Union-and the Board of Education will meet again Monday .night at to con- tinue negotiations. The two groups met last night in the Nashua High School li- brary. In a statement, the union said the members of the school board informed the teacher negotia- tors that since last Monday night they have consta n 11 y sought the assistance and ad- vice of a nationally prominent labor relations consultant. Retains Position The union said in keeping with the instructions given by 367 as- sembled Nashua teachers at a mass meeting Monday, it re- mained steadfast in its demand that the board execute with the union a collective bargaining contract including all terms on which the parties can mutually agree through negotiations. And the union's' position re- mains that the contract must cover compensatory items, hours and other conditions of employment and that the union and board be signatories there- to. According to the union, the with a f.iery ex- change between the teachers union and the board's teacher relations committee over the basic cause of Monday's demon- stration at City Hall. But Supt. of Schools Edmund M. Keofe said the meeting pro- ceeded in relatively orde r 1 y manner and that the union was advised (he board would inform them of developments in its at- tempt to secure professional la- bor relations consultants at the Monday night session. According to the minutes of the Board of Education of an or- ganizational meeting held last Monday night as teachers pick- eted City Hall, it .was voted that Kecfe arrange for a conference with Metzler Associates, a New York City-based labor relations consultant firm, as soon as pos- sible to advise the1 board. Motion Defeated The minutes also reveal that the board voted on a motion to enter into a written contract "on such items as are mutually agreed upon" with the union but the motion failed 5-4, with one abstention. Mrs. Margaret Flynn made the motion and it was seconded by Herbert E. Miller. Voting against were Dr. Nor- man W. Crisp, board president, Dr. N. John Fontana, Dr. .1. Gerard Levesque, John T. Dimt- sios.and Miller. Voting in favor were Paul G. April, Mrs. Jean Wallin, Marg- aret Cole and Mrs. Flynn. Gerald Prunier abstained. Ab- sent were Richard W. Leonard, who was ill with the flu, and William J. O'Neil. Mrs. Flynn then moved, sec- onded by Mrs. Wallin, that the board enter into a written a- greemunt "regarding sala r y, fringe benefits and grievance procedures.to the extent that mutual agreement can be reached on these items." This motion was withdrawn in favor of a motion by Prunier, seconded by Dr. Fontana, that the advice of Metzler Associates be sought. At the start of the meeting April had moved, seconded by Miss Cote, that "whatever board agrees to in discussion with the union shall be signed." That motion was withdrawn and Mrs. Flynn moved, sec- onded by Mrs. Wallin, that Keefa prepare a statement in which he would list chronogical- ly the events that occurred in the board's dealings with the teachers as a result of the elec- tion of the union as the sols representative of the teachers and that the list contain ths dates of the meetings of the teacher relations sub com- mitee. This committee is composed of Dr. Levesque, chairman, Dr. Fontana and Miller. On a straw vote, Mrs. FJyjin'I motion was lost. Regional Planning Board Urged for Growing Area THE FOLLOWING STORES WILL BE OPEN THURSDAY FRIDAY 'TIL 9 P.M. BERGERON'S CARTER'S MEN'S SHOP ENTERPRISE DEFT, STORE ISIDORE'S HAIR STYLING JORDAN'S LUGGAGE SHOP LYNCH'S MEN'S ft BOYS' STORE MILLER'S T SEARS ROEBUCK JOth. CENTURY High St. MM. WINGATE'S DRUG STORE For Aeronautical Junior College This is an architect's sketch of the New Eng- land Aeronautical Institute, Daniel Webster Junior Col- lege dormitory for which ground-breaking ceremonies will be held Monday. The structure will house 116 students. IF YOU WANT A FREE PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT, SEE US. INDIAN HEAD NATIONAL BANK Member F.D.I.C. Full line of ANTIQUING SETS and Supplies available at Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Open Thurs. nights 'til Arctic Cat PANTHER SNOWMOBILES mils, boots nil accessorial Davis Sales BEAU NICK'S ESSO 8. HIGHWAY, NASHUA FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. Serving Ntuilnia and unround- ing town i, 465-2267 By MARIANNE THOMPSON "A' regional planning agency places an umbrella of compre- hensive planning over the towns that comprise the said a federal official at iast night's regional planning meeting, and representatives present from various municipalities involved indicated their interest in gettng under that umbrella. The representatves meeting at Rivier College, heard Marvin Krolenberg and Bernard Levine of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Randall Raymond, assistant planning di- rector for the state, explain the necessity of and advantages in set- ting up regional commissions to prepare coordinated and compre- hensive plans for. the develop- ment of inter-related communi- ties. Communities Listed The proposed Nashua Regional Planning Commission would in- clude Nashua, Hudson, and Mer- rimack (already joined in a co- operative planning and Lyndeborough, Wilton, Mason, Mount Vernon, Milford, Brook- line, Hollis, Litchfield and Pelham. As Raymond pointed put, growth in this region has been a phenomenal 30 per cent since 1960, with Merrimack's popula- tion expanding 109 per cent and Pelham's 85 per cent in the last seven or eight years- He said that town lines are being blurred as urbanization occurs and that mu- nicipalities are finding that their similar problems can often be solved more economically by joint efforts. Regional planning does not usurp local power, since it is the local governments working together Which establish the re- gional program, which prpvidej a firm foundation for continuing local plans and development, it was noted. Get Assistance While communities would re- tain their own planning boards, they would have the technical as- sistance available from the pro- fcssional regional planner which they might not be able to afford Individually. Raymond stressed that the State Planning Offict now gives advice to some 281 communities ind old, "Wlin Concord are going to be too re- moved to know your problems very well as growth takes Krotenberg and Levine, region- al representatives ,for the office of Program Coordination and Services, Planning Branch, ol HUD, explained that their de- partment is responsible for ad- ministering the No. 701 planning program for local and state agen- cies as well as approving grants- in-aid for water and sewerage, transportation and open-space programs- HUD can finance two- thirds of the cost of planning, provided it is done by an estab- lished regional planning agency. Those present were advised, by Fred D. McCutch'en, planning di- rector of 'the present Nashua Re- gional Planning Commission, that towns joining the regional agency should consider appropriating. 15c per capita to fund the first year's '.operation. Based on a population of in the proposed region, this would amount to some which hopefully, if approved for HUD funding, would be matched by of federal funds. Krotenberg, said that., agencies PLANNING BPAHP Page City Receives Carter's Gift The final installment in the' transfer of approximately SSOO.OOO in securities offered by Eliot A. Carter last August for the con- struclion of a new library was made yesterday. Delivered' In marketable form were certificates for an additional shares of the'capital stock of Nashua Corporation, together cash. Id deliveries Nov. 29 and Dee. Carter gave the city certifi- cates' for an aggregate of shares of the capital stock of Na- shua Corporation, having a it the time rf and repre- senting approximately one-lulf'af his donation. A letter from Carter notifyim Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan rftht final securities transfer will hi rex! to the Board of TuMdty night.