Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 15, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle The Internal Revenue Depart- ment, like God, must love poor people it makes so many of them. 1969 100th Ytar As A Dally Newspaper Weather Tonight, Clear and Cold Sunday, Sunny and Warrntr FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 100 NO. 295 Established at i Weekly October Incorporated ai a Dally March 1, NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1969 Second CIiu Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 16 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Allies Ignore VC Cease-Fire By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON (APJ Allied forces ignored the start of a Viet Cong cease-fire today and continued air strikes and 60 offensive operations of battalion size or larger. Begins Monday The enemy stand-down for Tet, the lunar new year holiday that begins Monday, Is sched- uled to last until Feb. 25. A South Vietnamese government said Saigon would an- nounce a short allied truce for Monday. But he said the government would not announce details of the cease-fire until 11 p.m. Sai- gon time (10 a.m. be- cause It feared the enemy might break their own cease-lire pledge as they did last year, when they hit Saigon and 128 towns and cities In their biggest offensive of the war. U.S. intelligence sources said three major North Vietnamese divisions, the 1st, 7th and 9th, in border areas near Cam- bodia and not In position right now to attack Saigon. They said elements of the North Viet- namese 5th Division do pose a threat In War Zone D, about 30 miles north of the "They're not in position to launch a significant attack on Saigon right said source, "but that certainly doesn't preclude isolated terror- ist attacks and small-scale as- laults." In Bien Hoa province east of Saigon, a man wearing the robes of a Buddhist monk poured gasoline over himself, lighted a match and burned to death, South Vietnamese au- thorities reported. They said the incident oc- curred In front of a pagoda. No notes were found and no reason was determined for the action. As the Viet Cong truce began terrorist activity was re- ported but there was no major ground fighting. Two terrorists in black paja- mas killed a hamlet chief and a Vietnamese militiaman In a hamlet near Bong Son, 280 miles northeast of Saigon. Keep Up Attacks U.S. B52 bombers kept up their attacks along an arc north of Saigon aimed to prevent ene- my troops from massing for an offensive. Since noon Friday 36 bombers dropped tons of explosives on suspected enemy bases, troop concentrations and bunker complexes. Headquarters announced the loss of a helicopter and a light observation plane over South Vietnam, raising to the number of choppers and to the number of fixed wing air- craft lost in the eight-year war. The plane was shot down Wednesday south of Da Nang, killing one crewman and wound- Ing another. The helicopter was downed Thursday In the Mekong Delta, and its two crewmen were wounded. President Nguyen Van Thleu called for more military victo- ries today so that South Viet- nam will be able to effectively deal with the Communists at the Paris peace talks. Thieu made the remark in one of series of holiday visits to mil- itary units. He recalled last year's Tet offensive. "They caused much harm to our people and he said. "It took us six months to rebuild to where we were be- fore. We have to be on our guard this year." Despite the allied spoiling op- erations, the Communist com- mand said its armed forces "are capable of striking any- where, any place, any time, from the cities to the rural areas." In Paris, where the peace talks are stalled, the negotia- tors' attention was focused on the- Feb. 28 visit of President Nixon. There was widespread feeling Nixon's personal contact with chief U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge and other mem- bers of the delegation could lead to some new American initiative to break the deadlock. Lodge took over the top role within hours of Nixon's inaugu-. ration Jan.'-20 and the two have been in touch since the expand- ed talks began Jan. 251 But Lodge has not had a chance to make a face-to-face report on the deadlock which became ap- parent at the first meeting. Nashuan Accused In Bank Robbery; 2nd Man Sought Guardsmen Called Wisconsin National Guardsmen turn marching student protestors away from Capitol Square in downtown Madison. Students at the University of Wisconsin- marched in support of black student de- mands. Similar protests broke out on other college campuses. (AP U. S. Warns Hanoi At Secret Meeting By PAUL HOFMANN Niw York Timii itrvici PARIS North Vietnamese gourees continued to give In- formation Friday about what they described as a secret meet- ing recently between American and North Vietnames officials that was unproductive. The United States delegation to the peace talks here declined to discuss the subject. The two attitudes strengthened the impression among many ob- servers here that Washington had indeed attempted to involve Hanoi In a new round of con- fidential bargaining. Theories Vary Theories varied on whether North Vietnam was not ready to start another series of con- fidential contacts or whether it wanted more than what pre- sumably was offered by Wash- ington. After Thursday's fourth ple- nary session of the broadened peace talks, the leaders and spokesmen of all four delega- tions agreed that no progress had been made since the debate on the substantive talks opened on Jan. 25. The next session Is scheduled for Thursday. Yesterday, French Informants said that the U.S. had warned North Vietnam and, indirectly, the Viet Cong in the recent se- cret contact that a repetition of last year's Tet, or Lunar New Year, offensive would have SB- rious repercussions on the Paris PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. Pearl St. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY QOc ONLY Ttltphent 889-4542 Open II A.M. to 2 A.M. Mon. thru Sat. undayi 3 P.M. to Midnitt talks. The observance of Tet be- gins Monday, Another version, attributed to a North Vietnamese source, ap- peared in Le Monde. It said that the outgoing deputy head of the U.S. delegation, Cyrus R. Vance, and his successor, Law- rence E. Walsh, had requested a meeting with the deputy head of the North Vietnamese delega- tion, Col. Ha Van Lau, last week. In the meeting, Le Monde said, the two Americans pro- tested against rocket attacks on Hue and between North Viet- nam and South Vietnam. Le Monde quoted the North Viet- namese source as having re- ported that the colonel showed displeasure at being troubled for so little." The French Communist Party newspaper, L'Humanite, first published a report of the al- leged U.S. protest t.ro days ago. It said a North Vietnamese offi- cial had advised the U.S. to take the matter up with the National Liberation Front of South Viet- nam, or Viet Cong. A North Vietnamese source said last night that Vance had introduced his successor to the source suggested that protest was only a "pretext" for an attempt to renew private contacts. Early last week, members of the U.S. delegation said that Walsh, would be introduced pri- vately to Lau before Vance's departure on Feb. 19. Vance and Lau were the principals In many confidential sessions that paved the way for the substantive peace talks. BILLS ARE A PAIN IiET A. B. 0. YOU GET OUT OF DEBT BT CONSOIjlDATINO TOUR BILLS PAST DUE OR NOT. YOU CAN AVOID LEGAL AC- TIONS DUNS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLS. NOT A LOAN NO SECURITY NO CO-SIGNERS IF 'OD OWE PAT AS LOW AS 1.000 118 WEEKLY 3.000 WEEKLY 3.000 836 WEEKLY CALL OB WRITE TODAY For Peace of Mind Tomorrow 1271 Elm St ItMchMMr 669-6161 Room log 92 Main SI, Nashllt 883-1737 ANCHOR BUnflKT CONSULTANTS Homi or Offlci ArrtDfed Wave of Disturbances Hits Nation's College Campuses By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Police broke up a protest march by University of Wisconsin students Friday night, part of the current wave of unrest on a number of the na- tion's college campuses. Wisconsin's Chancellor H. Ed- win Young had earlier with- drawn the National Guardsmen from the campus and promised they would re- main on standby "unless stu- dents renew campus disturb- ances." Police acted alone against the marchers who were headed for the State Capitol for the third time in 24 hours. Leaders cau- tioned against clashes with po- lice but used the term provoca- tion when marchers sat down in a street intersection. There were four arrests. Protesters received support from Negro athletes and other groups .in pressing their 13 de- mands including establishment of a black studies center. Remain Ready At Duke University in Dur- ham, N.C., 500 guardsmen re- mained at the ready two miles from the campus and President Douglas M. Knight's scheduled discussion of black students' de- mand this afternoon was post- poned. A spokesman said the univer- sity-wide convocation was can- celed at the request of the office of the state adjutant general "in order to avoid a large gathering during a time of tension on the campus." Police used tear gas Thursday to breakup a gathering of stu- dents following the occupation nf the administration building by 30 Negro students protesting alleged "racist policies." At San Francisco State Col- lege, three hecklers and the Ne- gro director of the school's new Black studies Department were arrested Friday after they inter; rupted a speech by Acting Pres- ident S.I. Hayakawa. Nathan Hare, the director, led the hecklers onto the stage where Hayakawa was welcom- ing about 350 teachers for the spring semester which begins Monday. "Get the hell out of- Hayakawa barked at Hare. Laughing, Hare replied, "We're not going." "This Is a perfect example of their tactics to suppress free- dom of Hayakawa told the audience later during a lull in the noise. He was cheered when he pledged to keep the campus open "no matter what it takes." Elsewhere there were these developments: Urbana, university of Illinois faculty disciplinary committee rejected Negro stu- dent demands that it rescind re- primands against 200 students arrested in a Seplember sit-in. Former Official Waterhouse Dies WINDHAM Thomas Water- house Jr., 62, of the Mammouth Road, here, died this morning in a Nashua hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Lowell, Mass.-, but was a resident of Wind- ham for the past 55 years. He operated a store on the Mam- mouth Road. He was a member of St. Mark's A.M., Der- ry, and the Presbyterian Church of Windham. He served seven terms as rep- resentative to the General Court from Windham, two terms as the state senator from District 19. and 12 years as a selectman of Wind- ham. He was also a director of the Pelham Bank and Trust Co. Survivors include his wife, Ethel (Greeley) Waterhouse of Wind- ham; .one son, Thomas Water- house 03 of Windham, and two grandchildren. New York president of City College said he agreed with the demands of a group of black and Puerto Rican stu- dents who took over the admin- istration building for several hours Thursday but could not say yes to all of them. Denver, Colorado legislature completed action on a bill making it a crime punish- able by a fine up to and a jail sentence of up to one year to interfere with any student seeking to attend college class- es. Gov. John Love indicated he would sign the measure. Weekend Edition Stock Lists Teen-Age Page Extra Comics By JOHN HAKBIGAN A Nashua man has been accused in the rob- bery of the Second National Bank's branch at Simoneau Plaza Thursday morning. He is Ivan Wallace Brown, 40, of Kingston Drive. Brown was arraigned last night before U.S. Commis- sioner R. Robert Popeo in Boston. Held on a charge of a federal bank robbery, he is also wanted by Nashua police for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution for the possession of a revolver. Seized In Dorchester According to James L. Hand- ley, special FBI agent hi charge of the Boston office, Brown was seized yesterday in the vicinity of 20 Mt. Bowdoin Terrace in Dor- chester, Mass. Officials said an amount of money and a weapon were in his possession at the time. Popeo set bail at with surety, and continued the hearing to Feh. 28. Brown is being held in the Norfolk County Jail in Dedham, Mass. Hunt Second Man Meanwhile, the FBI and local police have stepped up their hunt for a second suspect in the theft. The holdup involved two men, .one waiting in the getaway car out- side the bank while the other staged the actual robbery inside, police said. Law enforcement officials re- ported they recovered a stolen car yesterday which may have been used as the getaway vehicle. The car was checked for finger- prints and then shown to wit- nesses of the robbery. lies would not disclose the pos- sible connection between the re- covered car and the theft. The initial investigation into the theft was launched by Nashua po- lice. The FBI took over shortly after the robbery, and state and Massachusetts authorities aided In the effort to locate the sus- pects. Praises Teamwork Agent Handley praised the team- work and co-operation between the FBI and Nashua police. Chief Paul J. Tracy and the Inspectors Division headed the local investi- gation. The FBI said that prior to leav- ing the bank after the holdup, the robbers herded customers and employes into an ante-room and released a cannister of tear gal to cover their retreat. Some of those inside the bank were treated for the effects of the gas, while others suffered dis- comfort but were not hospitalized. Firemen were at the scene short-. ly after the robbery to attempt to rid the building of the noxious odor. Bank officials, said the branch would open Monday if tht fumes could be cleared from the premises. Abortion Proposal Drawing Support DOVER, N.H. (AP) Dr. Jesse Gait, president of the New Hamp- shire Medical Society, has told members of the House that the abortion-law reform measure is "needed to correct obvious defi- ciencies in the present law and will not create a 'mecca for abor- tion seekers' as some opponents allege." His comment came in a letter to House members who will vote Wednesday on the measure. A majority of the House's Pub- lic Health Committee is recom- mending passage of an amended version of Rep. Jean Waltin's measure to legalize abortions in certain specific cases. A minority report calls for the Nashua Dp mocrat's bill to be killed. Cites 1848 Law Gait said the state's 1848 law on abortions deprives the preg- nant woman and her doctor of the advances made by medical science in recent years. He noted that the current law provides a fine and a pris- on term of up to 10 years for dis- turbing a pregnancy, that is "any Intent to destroy a quick child, unless by reasons of some mal- formation or.of difficult or pro- tacted labor it shall have been necessary to preserve the life of the woman, or shall have been advised by two physicians to be necessary for that purpose. "A 'quick child' Is generally conceded by most physicians to designate a time period in preg- nancy at 20 weeks. It is an ac- cepted medical fact that docton consider it dangerous to perform an abortion after the 12 week of pregnancy. "It is also a medical fact flat an examination of the fetus win many times reveal whether it will be born with serious abnor- malities. Doctors are learning to detect scores deforming and retarding diseases in babies not yet born by studying cell cul- tures from amniotic fluid sur- rounding the growing fetus. Pe- diatricians are already able tt identify disorders from mongolism to heard deformities." But, Gait -continued, "under present law the only time abortion may be performed to preserve, tlje life of the mother is at the stage of pregnancy where it would be dangerous, la do so and when it is highly un- likely any physicians would under- take the procedure. "This means that in New Hampshire the medical profession is bound in by a law more than 120 years old, yet well equipped with scientific knowledge, highly skilled physicians, good facilities but still unable to provide a medi- cal service when required." Peterson Opposes New Taxes By CARL C. CRAFT CONCORD, N.H. (AP) While deep in the process of trying to explain his compli- cated budget proposal to news- men who quizzed him in his of- fice, Gov. Walter Peterson made a reference to "new taxes" 'be- ing proposed. 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Perhaps it illustrates a point In the touchy tax situation dur- ing this period of fiscal head- aches in state governmental op- erations. Pledges To Resist Peterson pledged to resist new taxation and promised to hunt for ways to get more revenue from existing sources. His opponents tried to tag him as a laxer, or at least a silent partner in what they con- sider a broad-based tax conspir- acy. Peterson was elected although he refused to vow to veto a broad-based levy he con- tended that such a vow in ad- vance of the simple fact of be- ing faced with such a veto deci- sion is an insult to the intelli- gence of the lawmaklng branch. In his budget, he recom- mended no new taxes. But he called for certain readjustments Including dropping the ex- emption on the rooms ancl meals levy, lowering the mini- mum to 14 cents, and providing that all the revenue not just 60 per cent of it as at present TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Ahby 7 j Pearson 4 Church 5 j Social i) Classifieds i Sports 10, 11 Teen ,1 go to the state for use in new education aid fund. Peterson wants to increase certain license fees in which boosts were suggested by the in- surance commissioner, to in- crease the tax on real estate transfers from 10 cents per of the sales price to 50 cents per the tax to be shared equally by buyer and seller and to Increase the legacy tax from 10 per cent to 15 per cent. It is the governor's belief that best use must be made of re- sources at the state's command. He's also banking on a normal growth rate to help provide the balance for his budget. Opponents Claim Then there's the citizens task force that the governor wants and probably will soon get to study the effectiveness of state government. Opponents of the task force who feel it would pave the way for enactment of a broad-based tax have dubbed it a "tax force." When questioned whether tht task force would be used to spearhead efforts toward a broad-based levy, the governor has said the group will make "efforts to avoid extensive tax burdens rather than promote" them. He said the state's citizens want to know they're getting the most for their money before they spend some more, and just because "49 other states have gone down the road to sales and income taxes, it doesn't mean we must do the same right away." Appropriations Committee Chairman Joseph Eaton, R- Hillsbnro, has made note of the talk that the task force might lead to a broad-based levy when he observed in House debate on the task force measure: "Should there be attempts to play tricks, we'd have time to take action at a special session which would never be forgotten." Peruvian Incident Called Unjustified Comics 11, 12 Crossword Financial Lawrence Obituaries Television Theaters 13 13 Dr. Thosleson 7 Weather 2 i Women's Pg. 8 By JOE MCGOWAN JR. LIMA, Peru (AP) The Pe- ruvian government has released an American tuna boat captured in the Pacific Friday, but Wash- ington sources said the incident could precipitate a cutoff of U.S. aid to Peru. The American vessel, Mariner was captured by a Peruvian navy gunboat which attacked a small fishing fleet more than 23 miles off the Peruvian coast. The skipper of another vessel reported his boat was peppered with machinge gun fire before the gunboat was driven off. No Injuries were reported in ANTENNA TROUBLES? Call Cable Vision FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With IORDEN OIL CO. INC. dervlni Nuhua and lurrouad- the attack, which U.S. Secretary of State William P- Rogers called "wholly unjustified." Peru Claims Peru's ambassador to the United States, Fernando Berck- emeyer, said the American boats were operating in Peru- vian waters without licenses. Peru claims territorial jurisdic- tion 200 miles out to sea, but United Slates considers any boat in international waters if It is more than 12 miles off the coast. The Peruvian Naval Ministry said Friday the Mariner was re- leased at the port of Talara aft- er the skipper, Joseph Lewis of San Diego, Calif., paid an un> fine. Skipper John Verissimo of San Juan, one of the American fishing boats, said the Peruvian gunboat put fivt men aboard tht Mariner.