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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 27, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle You'll live a lot longer If you don't drink, smoke or stay out late. At least it will seem longer. Nashua 1969 The Telegraph's 100th Year As A Daily Newspaper Weather Very Cold Tonight Fair, Cold Tuesday FULL REPORT ON PAGE inn vn O7a Established u Weekly October 20, UU VOL. 100 NO. 278 incorporated M Daily AUrch NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY, JANUARY Second dm Paid At Nashua; N. H. PAGES Price TEN CENTS Disaster Hits California; Homeless, 86 Die Hillside Home Now Rubble This three-bedroom, two-bath house in Tujunga, a Los Angeles suburb, is now only a pile of rubble after sodden earth gave way and it slid into the canyon below it early Sunday morning. The owners, Ed James and Bob Burke, got out of the house only five minutes before it started to slide. The nine-day series of storms are blamed for 86 deaths and million in property dam- age. (AP Wirephoto) LOS ANGELES (AP) With the worst of a nine- day storm apparently over, about Califomians began returning today to whatever was left of their mud-caked homes.. Most of them had been evacuated from foothill areas where homes were destroyed, damaged or threatened by flooding or mudslide from the several mountain ranges parallel- ing the California coast- line. Deaths Climb Eighty-six persons died in the state's worst flooding in 31 years. Some were swept away in torrential rivers. Many were killed in traffic accidents. Elev- en were buried in the cascading slime. Four children died in their burning home when their parents couldn't reach firemen because telephone lines were knocked out. The storm, which dumped S4 inches of rain in some portions of the state, left ?35 million damage, by Gov. Ronald Rea- gan's estimate, and some major health problems. President Nixon and Reagan declared the- state a disaster area, making federal and state funds available to help pay for the mammoth task of cleaning up and to provide low interest loans to businessmen and home- owners for rebuilding their pro- erty. "I am saddened by the loss of life and the suffering in the stricken Nixon said upon making million in emer- gency funds available to his home state. The storm knocked out tele- phone communications, halted railroads, and washed out roads including the Pacific Coast Highway, a major north-south route, Move Evacuated Although the sun appeared in parts of the state Sunday, rain continued in isolated areas and more residents were evacuated by helicopter. In Santa Barbara County, where 200 National Guardsmen have been assisting, about 50 persons were airlifted from their homes near the rising wa- ters of the Santa Ynez River. Threatening mudslides forced the evacuation of persons in Cucamonga east of Los Angeles. In nearby San Ber- nardino, the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railraods re- ported high waters and mud put their main lines out of commis- sion. There were scattered reports of looting throughout the state, and most law enforcement agencies had their entire forces working overtime. Fire companies and rescue units were so pressed for a time that they would come to the aid of only those people in immedi- ate danger of their lives. Nixon Modifies LBJ Reply To Mideast Peace Initiative Allied Negotiators Study Cong Attack: PARIS (AP) American and South Vietnamese negotiators studied reports today on the up- surge of Viet Cong attacks, con- sidering their effect o n the Viet- nam-peace talks. The attacks, apparently timed to coincide with the opening of the four party conference, inten- sifies over the weekend along the Cambodian border and in the Mekong-Delta south of Sai- gon. To Warn Enemy South Vietnamese sources said the Saigon government probably would instruct its dele- gate, Pham Dang Lam, to warn the next meeting of the confer- ence Thursday that any new wave of violence could obstruct the way to peace. American officials said the at- tacks, "are not likely to improve the atmosphere" at the confer- ence, But they added that the U.S. Government has always expected the fighting to contin- ue, at least through the initial stages of the new series of talks. North Vietnam and the Viet Cong's National Liberation Front have never concealed their intention to "fight and to continue the war una- .bated until the United States City Police Press Probe of 2 Breaks Police are pressing their in- vestigation of two night-time breaks over the Weekend, at Leda Lanes Bowling Alley on Rood Toll Reaches 10 ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire registered one fatality over the. weekend, bringing the state's highway toll for the year to. 10 with the death of Andre Littlefield, 13, of Rochester. Littlefield, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Calvert of Ro- chester, died Saturday at .a Portland, Maine hospital of in- juries sustained when struck Friday 'night by a car in Ro- chester. Littlefield. and a friend were walking along Columbus Road when they were struck by a car driven by Norman Dodier, 26, of Rochester, police said. The other boy was treated and re- leased. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 9 Obituaries I Classifieds 14, 15, 16, 17 Comics Cook Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle Lawrence Pearson Sports Suburban News Taylor Television Theaters 4 12, 13 4 IS 13 Dr. Thosteson 9 Weather PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. Pearl Si. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPtCIAL PIZZA TUESDAY OOc ONLY 889-4542 11 A.M. to 2 A.M. Mon. thru Sat. Sundayi 3 P.M. to 340 Amherst St., and the other at Howdy Beefburger, on 200 Temple St. Police Chief Paul J. Tracy said that sometime between a.m. Sunday and someone broke into the bowling alley, ransacked the pinball and coke machines for change and stole three .21 calibre revolvers that were show pieces in the building. Thief Hides Tracy.said the police, theorize that someone entered the men's room and hid in between the false panel ceiling and- the regu- lar ceiling. As soon as the owner left, Tracy said, a 'lookout posted outside signaled for the other to leave his hiding place. The in- truders then broke into the ma- chines. At a.m., a route officer discovered the rear door knob of Howdy Beefburger brok- en off. Investigation revealed that thieves stole an undetermined amount of money, in change, from (he cash register drawer locked in a cabinet. Voting at Age 18 To Be Sponsored DOVER, N.H. (AP) Rep. Peter Murphy, D-Dover, said to- day that' he will co-sponsor leg- islation to lower the voting age in the state to 18. Murphy said, "I do not intend to use the old argument that an individual old enough to fight for his country is old enough to vole. "I intend to utilize the conten- tion that today's youth are bet- ter educated and better informed than ever he added. has agreed to withdraw its forces from South Vietnam. Their delegates made this clear again in their statements to the opening plenary session Saturday. "As long as the United States continues its aggression, the 31 million Vietnamese, united as one man, will go on fighting un- til total said Hanoi's delegate. Xuan Thuy. Tran Buu Kiem, "foreign-min- ister" of the NLF central com- mittee, used almost the same words to warn that the fighting would not subside just because the conference has started. Although the United States stopped bombing North Vietnam .last November to get the Paris talks going, it intensified its. bombing of North Vietnamese troops and supplies moving south through Laos. And U.S. and South'Vietnamese forces in South Vietnam have intensified their operations seeking to root out the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong and destroy them. Indicate Activity In Saigon the U.S. Command today reported 180 more indica- tions of North Vietnamese ac- tivity inside the demilitarized zone during a five-day period last week. "We still have a lot of sight- Ings of enemy troops in the said a U.S. source, "but it doesn't appear anything ma- jor has moved across. There have been no large unit sight- ings reported and we doubt that ...there are .any. regimental or di- vision headquarters in the area." Another source said that North Vietnamess troops were building bunkers in both halves' of the DMZ, but "we've been shooting them up as fast as we., find them." The report came two days aft- er U.S. Ambassador Henry Cab- ot Lodge told the first substan- tive session of the four-party Vietnam peace talks in Paris that "the search for peace can begin in the DMZ." "We believe that the demili- tarized status of the zone be- tween North and South "Vietnam should be restored immediate- Lodge said in his opening statement. Only one of the 180 indications from last Monday through Fri- day was considered significant by the U.S. gunners shooting off a tire of s light American reconnaissance plane flying over the DMZ. Five enemy gun emplacements were destroyed by U.S. artillery after that attack, spokesmen said.' During the same five-day pe- riod, U.S. headquarters said American bombers, warships and artillery fired five times into the DMZ after enemy activ- ity was sighted. North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops launched a dozen attacks on Allied bases and oth- er .installations over the week- end, bearing out the predictions of U.S. military analysts'; that the Communist command would increase its operations to bbpst its negotiating position in Paris while the new administration ii still settling down in Washing- ton. In three battles northwest and south of Saigon, U.S. and South Vietnamese forces reported kill- ing 127 enemy. U.S. losses were nine men killed and 22 wounded and South Vietnamese casual- ties were one dead and four wounded. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Nixon's administra- tion has made "clarifications" to Arab governments modifying former President Lyndon B. Johnson's reply to the Soviet peace initiative on. the Middle East, the semiofficial Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram reported today. The paper said Nixon's posi- tion is that Johnson's reply of Jan. 15, which the Arabs claimed was "should not be viewed as a de- tailed statement of America's policy." Al Ahram said this was-con- veyed to Arab ambassadors and .representatives in Washington and also to the Egyptian gov- ernment. Johnson Advocates Al Ahram reported earlier this month the Soviet Union had proposed that the major powers pressure Israel to give up terri- tories it occupied in the June 1967 war in return for an Arab declaration ending their state of belligerency. Al Ahram said Johnson instead advocated a U.N. peacemaking effort to en- couragt direct Arab-Israeli talks. The Soviet ;Union has since thrown its support behind France's proposal for a Big Four meeting at the United Na- tions to push for an Arab-Israeli settlement. In New York, U.N. sources said the United States seems inclined to turn down France's proposal because it be- lieves, more can be accom- plished by talking with varioui countries individually. The sources said the thinking of the Nixon administration is running along these lines: United Nations, the Se- curity Council's resolution o( Nov. 22, 1967, and the mission of special U.N. repre- sentative Gunnar V. Jarring are the best instruments to promote a Middle East settlement. would be no utility in creating new machinery for that purpose. Big Four conference might look like an attempt to impose a solution, and an im- posed solution would not work. But other diplomats said they still expect a Big Four meeting to be held at the United Nations by the third week in February. Jarring was due in New York today for talks with Secretary- General U Thant and they tend- ed to regard- his visit as a prel- ude. Al Ahram also quoted "for- eign diplomatic in Cairo as saying that Israeli au- thorities have ceased reporting "except in the narrowest con- fines" Arab guerrilla activities in the occupied territories. The newspaper said inhabit- ants of Israeli settlements have been instructed to "endure in si- lence" Arab sabotage raids so that less publicity and support be given the Arab commando movement. President Wants To Slash Budget WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident'Nixon said today he wants to cut former President Lyndon B. Johnson's budget but cannot yet predict where re- ductions can be made. Nixon told his .first presiden- tial news conference that Budg- et Director Robert P. Mayo has directed all departments and agencies to seek savings in the Johnson budget for two rea- sons: Reduce Spending First, because the new admin- ,x iff: