Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - July 9, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle When a woman wants her husband to start a garden, the first thing he usually digs up Is' a good excuse.: Nashua ffteleqraph Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper J 9. Weather Cool Tonight No Chonge Thursday Report On Page Two VOL 10) NO. 10? Continuing the Nnr Huspehirt Telegraph Established October NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, JULY Secood Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N.H. 40 PAGES TEN CENTS Back In The U.S.A. Gen. William Westmoreland, left, Army chief of staff, and Brig. Gen. A.W. CruikshanV, commander of the 62nd Military Airlift Wing, led the way as the first plane load of vtroops returned from Vietnam is unloaded at McChord Air Force Base near Ta'coma, Wash. (AP Wirephoto) Westmoreland Hails Returning Soldiers By KENT STUBGIS Ft LEWIS, Wash. (AP) More than 800 American soldiers, some of them old beyond their years, slept under quiet skies 'for the first time in months, home from the'.ivar' in Vietnam. Arrival vanguard of serv- icemen President Nixon Is, with- drawing from Vietnam flew Into JfcCbord Air Force Base near here' '-a wonderful laid their commander, Lt. Col. Peter B. Petersen of Arlington, va. "I hope they bring them all taH Elesto Williams, M, Houston, Tex. Their first nlgnt at this Army post .'was a far cry from their list night in Saigon, where! hell- copter gunships hovered on the horiion fo keep Cong from spoiling their exit. When.the first group of 91 vet-, erans, most of them in their early JOs, stepped from their CHI transport plane, Gen. Wil- liam C. Westmoreland, Army Chief of Staff, told them they would find themselves "more mature, more dedicated to the service of others, more compas- sionate, more responsible, more realistic and more practical" than their contemporaries. Their reaction was mixed. "I'm going to go home ant cut the said Sgt Jerome DeBoM, 38, of Titusville, Pa. "I'm going out and raise said Dave Schutte, M, of Quincy, 111. 'Tm going to be bam dur- ing my said Sgt. Ken- neth Reynolds, JJ, of Black Duck, Minn. "I want to gel home to my said Michael Sanloro, Brooklyn. N.Y. Of the SM Iroops, 775 are en- listed men and 33 are officers. Of the enlisted men, Ii8 are being released from active duly and 658 are. being reassigned. Sixteen officers win be reas- really U.'S. Probes Hanoi Signal Bjr BEORICK SMITH Ytrk TiMt Km Strrici The United States was under- stood to have begun prob- ing through diplomatic channels to learn if North Vietnam has been using battlefield pullbacks to sig- nal a desire to reduce the scale of war in Vietnam. Action Not Clear It was not Immediately clear whether the American sound- ings were 'being -undertaken through new, secret contacts with North Vietnamese nego- tiators In Paris or through stich Intermediaries as the Soviet Union, France or Romania, all of whom have been helpful in the past Administration officials re- fused to discuss the govern- ment's efforts to sound out Ha- noi on the meaning of the re- ported drop in enemy Infiltra- tion toward South Vietnam and the puUback of three enemy regiments or troops from the northern region of South Vietnam. Officials would say only that there had been no positive word .whether. .the were in .'re- from Hanoi on enemy cutbacks sponse to the American decision to withdraw J5.0CO U.S. combal troops or a signal that Hanoi wanted to start the process ol mutual withdrawals. Report Discounted Robert J. McCtakey, the port, printed by the left-wing Paris newspaper Combat, that an unwritten gradual withdraw- al of American and North Viet- namese forces had been "vir- tually agreed upon, if not al- ready achieved." McCloskey. asked about the Combat report, replied: "I cer- tainly wouldn't give it any cred- ibility." Other officials said flat- ly that there was no agreement yet and none la the offing. But the Stale Department said that, despite an increase in enemy shelling and ground action In the last three days, Washington considered that the taa in enemy activity noted by Secretary of State William'P. Rogers last Wednesday it 111 persisted. "As an over-all characteriza- tion of the situation, what the Secretary said la bis press con- ference McCloskey said today. Meeting with newsmen last Wednesday, Secretary Rogers said that the level of enemy combat activity was tie "low- est In a long while" and that North Vietnamese Infiltration In South Vietnam had been "at a fairly low level In the last two or three months." Subsequently, officials in Sai- gon and .Washington also re- ported the puHback into North Vietnam of the 27th, 36th, and Stale Department also discounted a spokesman, French re- moves were determined pri- marily by weather and the need o resupply and replenish some battle-scarred units, or by a de- sire to begin serious disengage- ment and de-escalation. Another Development In another development, the House denied a report in he Los Angeles Times that 'resident Ntson had privately old five Republican senators hat he was considering with- drawing all S3S.SOO American roops Irom Vietnam before the 138th North menu. American Vietnamese regi- officials empha- slied that they were stDl as un- certain as Rogers was last Wednesday whether the enemy November, ejections. Congressional Ronald 'Ziegler, the White House press secretary, told newsined that there had been no change In Presided N'ixon's policy of gearing troop with- drawals lo one of three condi- tions: Progress la the Paris tails, the level of enemy com- bat activity, and Ihe ability ol South Vietnamese forces to re- place American troops. White House sources said fa- did not constitute a, pledge.' The Los Angeles Times re- port said the President had told tbe five Republican senators at a get-together oa June 30 that it would be disastrous for ths- Republican Party If Urge mm-' bers of American troops' re- mained in Vietnam at the ter that the President had uotlof the November, 1HJ elections, told the senators that be hoped' The participants in the meet-1 to have all American troops withdrawn over the next IS months. At Us last news con- ference, the President did tx- press the hope that all combat about Z50.0M men- could be withdrawn by the end of 1570. But White House offi- cials have emphasized that this ing with the President were Charles Percy of Illinois, Rich- ard S. SchveUer of Pennsylva-. r.ia. Marlow V. Cook of Kea- lucky. Charles. McMathlas' Jr. of James0 Pearson of Kansas.. None of' those senators is up for re-elec- tion in 1KJ. H. Eugene Rexford Elected CA To Public Works Position By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER Nashua's newest public works commissioner is H. Eugene Rex- ford, elected on the fourth ballot at a Joint convention of the the Board of Aldermen and Board of Public Works. Other candidates for the post in the voting last night were Ted Pelletier, a builder-devel- oper; Chester McKuskie, presi- dent treasurer ol a heating, air conditioning and appliance firm; Robert TwomKy, former deputy city engineer; and Peter Cote, a former alderman. On the final ballot, Rexford had 15 votes and Pelletier, four Air Force months and with tbe Army He was weeks if1 Vietnam. His" wife, montfo charge. band: by day. the Drops TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby, HlPearson Classifieds Swrts n. 23 M, J7, 38, JJjSuburban Comics, Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope Lawrence Nubna Obftnarfei I Taylor. Television Theaters J5 Dr. Tbojteca 15 Weather Wicker Lewis 4 1879. Mwith PIZZA by Charles Fimoui thruoot New England 117 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (aO varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA 75c TUESDAY ONLY; 889-4542 11 A.M. fo 2 A.M. Msn, thru Sat.'. Sundiys) P.M. ec.i Wesley Relation, meet beauty queens, boy and ;1rl scouts, Little League In setting a public Maurice L. Bouchard, for a total of 4 votes. c bold son for' the first ay In Boston. play'eri and civilians who [reeled the men. at of July 15 for' the plan, Chesson said Ihe purpose of Pelletier: Edmond A. Bionne, Francis LaFla m m e, t n arrived at three Seattle would be to clear the P.- Joyce, Raymond L. 1 ce Base in Seattle, resday night as part said they planned t parade "in Seattle Thursday remove the clouds, if any, over permitting the. free Soacy, for a toial of 5 votes. I !H American troops with -the hearing will be held at Nil. (AP) TwbmWy: Donald R. from TJetnam. in the City Hall ward Walter Peterson says Coutermarsh, Commis- e ri was In Vietnam spokesman said the ordinance which good reason to veto Kenneth' Hartz, Commis- ind win return would be in support authorized the plan recently money. 'Robert Pillsbury and f Purple Heart and 811 returnees, but from the agenda a statement issued by Dennis J. Sullivan, for a i also want to was not properly late Tuesday, the 5 votes. wounded only (here are still bore the endorsement of said that "a difficult McKuskie: Charles E. ter he began only Vietnam and the war is to be made among Chesson, Donald L. slowed programs, while and Maurice L. 'for ife, Donna, and hope' list one hippie mindful of Ihe necessity total of four votes. will-be reunited said S.Sgt. Art Cote: Dion, for a lotal of Relation gets 39 days ore firishiBg out his of Moosic, Pa. "We'll shave his head." Today's the governor vetoed included a bill to give Ihe vole. On the second ballot, Theroux of duty before Michael of planning by Pollution to Pelletier; and Dion of Cincinnati, Ohio, and townspeople In to help dean up Rexford. The count now stood flaScm said In in throwing aod Hlndham, lakes, a five for Rexford; six for Pel- UHced with her I've had enough by a most to pay private three for McJCuskfe; and r telephone early 2SOUi Bl-Ceniennlal for the care of for Twombly. as very pleased Westmoreland last a bfll to give state employes with five years' voles on the third ballot were Arel who voted for ome and anxious to of the returning Page U of today's five days off annually Harti and Pillsbury she said. made a side trip to a a foil page of ptotoi reasons in addition voted for Rexford. The hospital to award the Stiver Star for gallantry in action the celebratioo. Tbe a measure to do away with promotional games and altered the, tally .to seven votes for Rexford; six for to Spec. 5 attracted thousands of lo turn Gtenchff two for McKuskie and Calef of .including locaL state into a home for for Twombly. wry government the final ballot Soucy, >s to 40's o in a Nash-might lows 'In the missed setting ABM Debate Seen c v the sorthern half of CARL P. amendment .would Ihe Safeguard Minuteman Interconti- Jdy and S. (AP) any of the million ballistic missile bases. fs lew last mght of of a bipartisan effort to earmarked for think the position of many senators planning oldest for a July 9 administration's would limit Ihe use to of the United States go lo Florida nexl week for the U.S. Weather to research while development, tremendous launch of Ihe Apollo 11 flight j'n to keep records any antimissile evaluation, plus the and the splash- skua came In or acquisition of sites, incident Stennis had hoped to hold in the Pacific scheduled U-degree reading. expect a lengthy at the Kwajelein Senate session lo lay following any ABM record low for the a re confided 1 of victory. of potential could be put off until Xed In John Sherman addition, it would bar to Ihe nation's last week in July.1 't low in Concord of and Philip A. Hart, any Including Sen. Albert Gore, debate began, there was ras the, coldest July L Nashua thermbmelers 1 45 degrees. Tin prevJ for that dtfe was M prepared an amendment lo block the Safeguard proposal for Introduction today, u it-bilt on On entire anHbalHstie lered Its second over from previous for deployment of an ABM system or for purchase of any sites for such a at the chairman's idea ol limiting the session non-ABM matters. Tbe Issue was then put off open talk cf any possible compromise. Senate Republican Leader Ev. erell M. asked for his >atherman says the John on the likelihood of he result of a lew be any precipitate of the Senate opponent] plan to hold approval which fa- em over. Labrador Hart told Committee, opened secret session to lay said "I see It on the bright ressure system over said "I have ABM debate contentions that the the good side." .real Lakes bringing that we would have after predicting the system would Sen. George S. McGovern, eastern I still uphold his committee limited protection for an ABM opponent, said What's So Special COLOR.PAK still thinks foes will prevail by Iwo or three voles. "I have found na slippage FREE f ft PdtCotor Film MliMToki, Cut 14315 said. The key to Ihe outcome lies In a handful of senators being AT by both sides. NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 SALE AT Nashua Wallpaper BankAmericard Unlcard FOTOMART. CAMERA State Federal TAX REIURHS ARE DUE E if you're over; That's whotl W. Pearl St. MAK Assistance CaD FRED ACKLEY V Member, Thurs. 'ta TO STATE CISEXA "Bi rounmirt Shep H.: EUGENE REXFORD Joyce, Theroux and Dionne voted for Pelletler but everyoni else was for Rexford. new commissioner suc- ceeds Commissioner Albert L. Lavole who died Jane 6. An engineer with (he Sanders Nuclear Corps., Rexford re- ceived a bachelor in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania Slate University and has done graduale work at Cornell and the Institute of Tech- nology. He joined Sanden.. In ,1KI having worked previously at group head of the Martin Mar rietta Corporation's small power systems development labora- tory. At present, it it task leader of an in-house cascaded ther- mo-electric generator technol- ogy program and supervisor of hot cell operations. father of three, he resides with his family at 36 Road. Lindsay Breaking J O' With i Republicans By RICHARD REEVES York Tim n Sirriei NEW YORK-Mayor John V. Undsay'will begin moving fur- ther away from the. Republican party la the next few tiieks by campaigning for Democratic Hty council candidates and jringing prominent Democrats nto the highest level of bis own campaign staff. Lindsay, who has sometimes refused to support Republicansj bul has never endorsed a ocrat, discussed hli reflection strategy in broad terms at.a; news conference loday; He has' discussed It In greater detail at1 meetings with potential Democratic supporters. The new Lindsay strategy, made necessary when he lost the Republican mayoral pri- mary lo stale Sen. John -J. Is designed (o attract enough liberal Democrats to his side fo discourage any promi- nent Democrats' thinking about running because they are diS' satisfied with Democratic may. oral, candidate, Mario A. Fro- cacdno.' Lindsay, who h still the lib- eral party candidate for mayor, has made these public and pri- his campaign staff If they'win' work for him against Procac- dno. He has solicited criticism of his administrate from im-' porfant Democrats and asked1 them lo recommend "capable people" for city jobs. Aldermen Act vate commitments (o Demo- crats: He will create a fusion ad- visory council composed cf liberal Republicans, Democrats and liberals whkt will have "a very significant In gov- ernmental rr .Kt will "endorse "several Democratic council candidates tnd will work for the election flf selected, stalewide Democrat- ic candidates, a .commitment that some Democrats believe or hope might Include' supporting a candidate' opposing Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller next yttt. He has'offe'red iome elect- ed Democrats top positions on 65. For Landfill A supplementary bond ssue resolution to complete the xirchasc o( the Four Hills area 'or sanitary landfill purposes was given a first reading and dis- patched to the finance committee 3V the Board of Aldermen' last night The resolution is endorsed by Uayor Dennis J. Sullivan and-it also specifies the tari-lit spenl to defray engineering, ap- praisal and legal foes, 'as wen a< Ihe acquisition of the Four Hals' area. y) The bood Issue will stippiernenl appropriated for this pur- pose by Ihe aldermen last year for the nearly 300-acre.tract Miss Swarthouij-'i Singer Is Dead Italy (AP) Gladys Swarthout, meuo rano hailed by critics as "besl female linger In Ihe opera' world" during the IMOs, died here Mdnday ol a heart H was reported loday. She Miss Swarthout had sulff: _ from lieart trouble, for'nuay1 years and underwent heart sur- gery twice In Houston, Tex.