Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 19, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle A college professor once spent tome time figuring out why profes- are absent-minded. He forgot the answer. Tht Mtfraph't Ytar As A Dally Ntwspoptr... raph Weather Cloudy, Cold Tonight Little Change Thursday FULL REPORT ON fAGI TWO VOL. 101 NO. Ettibliihtd H Weekly October M, 1W Incorporated u Dally March 1. 1M NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 1969 Second Claii Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 40 PAGES Price TEN CUNTS Peterson Denies Eaton Allegation Colors of the Court Students and faculty members arriving for classes at Nashua High School this morning were greeted by this flag, which served as a gentle reminder that the building housed the state basketball champions. School officials had no complaints since the Stars and Stripes does not fly in wet weather anyway. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) Flight Moon Is Revised By PAUL RECER SPACE CENTER, Houston, Tex. (AP) High level space officials have decided to send Apollo 10 around the moon for 63 hours, but man's first landing there will have to await the flight of Apollo 11. Tuesday Meeting A successful flight by Apollo A source at the Manned 10 will virtually assure a moon Spacecraft Center said the landing attempt by Apollo 11, space agency officials adopted now scheduled for a July blast- off. this course at a meeting Tues- day. Apollo 10 will be launched May 18, the source said, and fly into lunar orbit. Two of its crew will then fly the landing module to within 10 miles of the lunar surface, leaving the third crew- man behind in the command module. The lunar module descent stage will be jettisoned at 10 miles above the moon and the ascent stage flown up to a ren- dezvous with the command module. The ascent stage will be left in lunar orbit and the crew will return to earth in the command module. Debbie Search Resumes ALLENSTOWN, N.H. (AP) The search for missing Debbie Horn of Allenstown'. has been resumed. .The fifth grader was last seen at her home Jan. 29. She is listed by police as missing, al- though her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Horn, say they are convinced she was ab- ducted. Today, the Suncook River here was to be dragged. The Merrimack River south of Hook- sett was searched Tuesday. State Police Capt. Kenneth Hayes, in charge of the case, said searchers taking ad- vantage of the fact that ice in the rivers is beginning to break up and that water from them has been drawn off to avoid spring floods. Allenstown Police Chief Ro- land Bailargeon says that al- though nothing has been found so far, just the fact that the search has resumed is impor- tant. In the days after the 11-year- old girl disappeared, hundreds of volunteers searched several square miles of woods in Al- lenstown. No clues to the girl's where- abouts have been found. The reported decision ap- peared to end speculation that the first moon landing attempt would be made by Apollo 10, without waiting for the Apollo 11 launch. According to one source, as- tronaut Thomas P. Stafford, the commander of Apollo 10, had actively campaigned to have his mission attempt the moon land- ing. But, a source said, officials Judged it would be more pru- dent to use Apollo 10 to gather more information about the moon and make the big try later with Apollo 11. One concern is .accurate tracking and orbital altitude de- termination. Engineers learned during Apollo g that differences In the gravitational pull of var- ious areas of the moon cause al- titude' changes for orbiting spacecraft greater than had been noted on unmanned lunar orbiters. The crew for Apollo 10 will be Stafford; Navy Cmdr. Eugene Cernan and Navy Cmdr. John Young, all veterans of the Gem- ini space flight series. By Adolphe V. Bernotaa CONCORD, N. H. (AP) Walter Peterson has denied an allegation by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jo- leph Eaton that the chief executive has inflated esti- mates of income from various taxes by million. The Tax Commission has estimated that for fiscal 1970 income from all taxes will be million, while Peterson has esti- mated million 1971 Estimate As for fiscal 1971, the Tax Commission estimated million, while Peterson's esti- mate is million. It all adds up to Peterson es- timating million more. The governor told newsmen Tuesday afternoon that his fig- ures were supplied fay Comptrol- ler Leonard Hill and stressed that he had to have them ready for presentation to the legisla- ture by the middle of last month. He said he does not feel he has inflated these figures and added that, in general, his figures vary with those of the Tax Commission in three areas. These are the legacy tax, the rooms and meals tax and the tobacco products tax. "Historical Trend" On the legacy tax, Peterson said, he used the "historical trend" of growth in that rev- enue to get his figures. Regarding the tobacco levy, he expects the income to rise because he thinks there will be "a leveling off" of the intense anti-smoking campaign. As for the rooms and meals tax, Peterson said he expects a growth there because of the growing population, a good sum- mer, and a developing winter business along with "the good collection practices" of the Tax Commission. Earlier Eaton had told The Associated Press he expects a million deficit in this bien- nium and the next. Peterson noted that having been a legislative leader, him- self, he knows the legislature has more time to study the fig- ures and that eventually "the picture will get clearer." The governor noted that there always is a difference In esti- mates and has been since he'i been in government. His legis- lative liaison, Rep. William 'Johnson, R-Hanover, said there have been differences in esti- mates "since the administration of Alexander the Great." Peterson said it is not yet time for "anyone to lose cool." In other legislative develop- ments: After lengthy debate, the House Tuesday overturned the favorable recommendation of its Statutory Revision Committee and killed a bill that' would have raised the Interest rates on overdue taxes and on the amount due when redeeming after a tax sale. Many town and city officials had joined state Tax Commis- sion Chairman Oliver Marvin of New Castle in favor of the measure at a recent committee hearing. The measure would have raised the penalty now 6 per cent to 8 per cent. After the property had been sold at auction to satisfy the tax lien against It, the measure would have boosted the interest rate from the present 8 per cent to a new 10 per cent for the original owner to reclaim it during the legal two-year re- demption period. Interest rates on loans are more than 7 per cent in most New Hampshire banks and lend- ing institutions. Marvin contended that some large property owners are not paying property taxes but using the money for business or in- vestment since the penalty is only 6 per cent. Measure Killed A measure to create a state Department of Transpor- tation was killed by the House. The bill had been rejected by the Executive Department Committee. The House killed a bill that would have permitted towns of population or less to con- tinue burning their refuse in public open dumps. The bill had been turned down by commit- tee. The lower chamber also killed a bill that would have re- quired automatic sprinkler sys- tems and certain fire resistant materials in hospitals and other licensed health facilities. The measure had been rejected by the Public Health Committee. A measure to render assis- tance to elderly aliens was sent to the Appropriations Commit- tee. The bill carries a price tag of more than million to inte- grate the old age assistance to aliens program into the regular old age assistance program. Six measures dealing with marshlands, tidal water dredg- ing and construction near sur- face waters were killed because their subject matter is covered by other pending legislation. A proposed constitutional amendment, providing that the right to vote shall not be re- stricted to those who can read and write, was killed. The low- er chamber accepted the unfav- orable report of its Constitution- al Revision Committee. The House passed a resolu- tion calling for an appropriation of for for the old Post Office building across the street from the State House. The state wants the structure for use as office space. measure went to the Senati where It was dispatched to the Finance Committee. Action in the House came un- der suspension of the rules after the Appropriations Committee gave its approval to the arrangement. Rudraan Office Peterson's special assistant. Warren Rudman, told the com- mittee he expects occupancy within 10 days. The funds include money fix a boiler and pay for a .tank of oil to heat the building through the rest of the winter cold period, Peterson, In his capital budg- et, has recommended for the purchase and renovatioa of the Victorian building. Ht said the General Services Ad- ministration has agreed to the state's offer of ta buy the abandoned structure. Peterson observed that the Mayor Sullivan Cool Toward Park System By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan said today he plans to take a go- slow approach in considering the proposed purchase of 237 acres along the Nashua River and canal for preserva- tion in a park system. "There's more to this than meets the Sullivan said. "The initial purchase price is one thing. But I'm worried about long-range costs, especial- ly for maintenance and develop- ment. "Maintaining fences around Hudson Budget Committee Names Hamilton Chairman BILLS ARE A PAIN LET A. B. 0. HELP ?OB OTIT OF DEBT BY CONSOUDATlNfl TOUR BILLS PAST DUE OK NOT. TOU CAN AVOID IiEGAI, AG TIONS DUNS LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE NOT A LOAN NO SECURITY NO CO-8IGSERB WEEKLY WEEKLY CALL OB WRITE TODAY For ol Hind Tomorrow 1971 Kim gt 669-B161 Roam 101 92 Main 81 Nashua 883-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Or Otfict AppolnUntnti Arranged By BILL ROBERTS HUDSON At the meeting of the newly-elected Budget Commit- tee last night, previously named chairman John Bednar was de- posed, and James Hamilton elect- ed in his place. The surprise move came after committee member David TUT. cotte made a motion to suspend the rules and Selectman Stanley Alukonis moved to reconsider Bednar's nomination to the post of chairman. Bednar was named to the office last week by Town Moderator Lake Monday in the wake of the resignation of Wil- lard J. Nadeau. The move to reconsider was approved by a two-thirds majority of the committee members, Nom- inated for chairman were Bednir and. Hamilton. In a secret ballot vote, Hamilton was elected with seven votes, Bednar had four. An impartial spectator at the meet- ing counted the ballots. A lengthy discussion on the previous nomination by the mod- erator, with.little, and in some cases, no advance notice, took place before the motion to re- consider was voted upon. In other action, George Arris was nominated unanimously to the post of clerk. A motion was made by board member Raymond Carter that a minimum of 24 hours notice be required before any spe- cial meeting. This motion was also voted in unanimously. The monthly meeting date was set to be the second Thursday of each month. Among the topics discussed at length were the pending cut in the budget, teachers salaries and the proposed salary schedule, the advertisement by the Hudson Teachers Associ- ation in the Telegraph, the im- pact of the Pelham tuition con- tract and budget cute in other school districts. Much of the dis- "cussion centered on whether or not what the school board proposes and projects is good for the Hud- son taxpayer. Members present were: Hamil- ton, Turcotte, Alukonis, Bednar, Arris, Carter, Charles Guill, Leonard Leach and George Bak- er. Absent was Richard Dolbec, who voted in absentia. the area would be quite so ex- pensive thing In Itself and I don't know how much money would be involved in maintain- ing the gate house and dam." The land, which stretches from the millyard to the Mines Falls region, is owned by the Na- shua New Hampshire Founda- tion. Yesterday, the foundation in- formed the city it has set a price tag for sale of the property for park purposes. Sullivan said he has written to Roger J. Crowley, commis- sioner of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, re- questing him to view the area. Federal Funds Also to be discussed with Crowley, he said, is the pos- sibility of obtaining federal funds on a 50-50 matching basis for purchase of the land. The local Park Recreation Commission, Sullivan said, will be approached for their views on the proposed purchase. "I haven't turned thumbs down on the he add- ed, "but I want to study all aspects of it." Sullivan also said he had res- ervations about some of the re- strictions to be imposed by the foundation for sale of the prop- erty but he did not specify which. City Planner Fred D. Me- Hudson School Meeting Will Resume Tonight adjourned annual School District meeting will re- sume tonight at in the Me- morial School auditorium. The rest of the warrant articlcj will be considered at this time. Cutchen proposed acquiring the land to preserve the tract in its naturally wooded recreational and conservation purposes. Commenting on the sales offer made by the foun- dation, McCutchen said yester- day he.was pleased. "While the sum may seem high to some he noted, "I think it's something we can handle with-federal aid." He said a resolution is being drafted for presentation to the aldermen next Tuesday which would put the aldermen on rec- ord as either favoring of re- jecting the proposal. If the aldermen favor the pur- chase, the resolution would em- power McCutchen to draft ap- plications for matching federal aid to buy the tract. WALLPAPER SALE Save Up to 50% On New UM Pattemt Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-9401 Open Thurl Nlihti 'Til What's So Special About FREE CHECKING NASHUA7 TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. That's what! Member, F.D.I.C. Officials Plan Friday Meeting On Flood Threat Representatives of businesses subject to damage by the flood- ing of the Merrimack and Nashua Rivers will be briefed on pre- cautionary steps to be taken for protection at a meeting Friday. The meeting has been called by Civil Defense Director George M. Papadopoulos for 2 p.m. in the City Hall auditorium. He urged every store and in- dustry affected by the flood threat to send a representative to the meeting. The subject of discussion, he said, will consist of what business- es can do to protect themselves and what they can expect from the city in terms of assistance. Also to be considered, Papa- dopoulos said, are plans which should be implemented should flooding actually occur. The civil defense director has been meeting with City Engineer James F. Hogan, Public Works Director Travis L. Petty and May- or Dennis J. Sullivan to data gleaned from flood plain map; recently drawn by Hogan, Income Taxes PREPARED FEDKKAL AND STATE by uppolntment or In your home TEL. 883-3912 agreement Is subject to review by a Congressional committee. In the Senate: Calling it Sen- ate President Stewart Lamprey persuaded his colleagues to kill a House-passed bill which would have granted special hunting and fishing licenses for the present governor and former governors and their wives. Lamprey relinquished the chair and took the floor. He Said: "Obviously, this type of legislation is garbage." To Illustrate his contention, the Moultonboro Republican of- fered an amendment which would have given licenses not only to the governors and their wives but also to the Senate President, House Speaker and Supreme Court Chief Justice and their wives. The upper chamber ap- proved an amended version of a House-passed bill to give leg- islators toll-free use of the jtate's turnpikes. The measure now goes back to the House for approval of the amendments. The Senate's change gives the legislators free passes through the toll booths during their terms of office. The. House-passed plan per- mitted toll-free traveling on the turnpikes for the lawmakers when they were on legislative business. The Senate delayed its de- cision until Thursday on a measure that would create an interim commission to study the problems associated with converting from open dumps to other means of public disposal of refuse. The Senate Executive Depart- ments Committee is urging pas- sage of an amended version. The amendment strikes out ref- erences in the bill that would suspend the date by which use of open dumps must be halted. The Senate also postponed action until today on bills deal- ing with county bonds and with tilt issuing of special fish- ,-TH ing permits by certain state stitutions. Fees Increased House-passed bills increas- ing the fees of agents for issu- ing fish and game licenses and authorizing the department di- rector to set regulations dealing with importing or releasing wildlife in New Hampshire won passage in the Senate. Two other fish and game bills were passed by the upper chamber and sent over to the House. These concern revoca- tion of hunting 'and fishing li- censes and set a 10-day season for (hose using muzzle-loaderj to hunt deer At the urging of the Edu cation Committee, the Senati passed House-approved meas- ures concerning the power of Mclntosh College to grant de- grees, dealing with the proce- dure for annexation of a school district to a cooperative dis- trict, and defining a handi- capped child. ALLEGATION.. A Mother's Tears Mrs. Joseph Newlin sobs on the shoulder of her husband at the White House yesterday during the posthumous award of the Medal of Honor to her son, Marine Pfc. Melvin Newlin, who gave his life fighting in South Vietnam. President Nixon holds the citation while the young Marine's father clasps the Medal. Tht Newlins are from Wellsville, Ohio. (AP Wirephoto) Soviet Union Seeks An End To Weapons On Ocean Floor By THOMAS J. HAMILTON Ntw York GENEVA The Soviet Union Introduced today at the disar- mament talks here a draft of an international convention calling for the prohibition of nuclear weapons and military installa- tions of any kind on the ocean floor outside the 12-mile terri- torial limit. Gerard C. Smith, director of the United States arms control and disarmament agency, indi- cated that Washington would oppose the Soviet proposal to include in the ban "military bases, structures, installations, fortifications and other objects of military nature" either on the ocean floor or beneath the seabed. At the same time, President Nixon, in a letter to Smith pre- sented at the meeting, recom- mended that the disarmament conference start negotiations on a ban on nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruc- tion on the ocean floor to assure that the seabed, man's last frontier, remains free from the nuclear arms race." The conference resumed its sessions after ax seven-month recess. Proposal To Be Studied Smith said at a news confer- ence that he would need several TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH S4 Obituaries days to study the Soviet pro- posal. But, he said, "I am in- clined to doubt that we would have very much interest in a treaty which would eliminate the possibility of any military use of the seabed." As their positions were stated at the conference, neither the United States nor the Soviet Union would prohibit missile- firing submarines, which both possess. But the Soviet proposal would bar from the ocean floor radar and other navigational devices for aiming rockets, along with missile launching devices im- planted in the seabed that are reported to be under develop- ment. Nixon in his letter of instruc- tions, which Smith read to the delegates, laid primary empha- sis on prohibition of "the em- placement or fixing of nuclear weapons or other weapons ot mass destruction on the sea- bed." At the same time, the Presi- dent ruled out immediate nego- tiations with the. Soviet Union on the long-talked-of mutual lim- itation of their defense! against ballistic missiles. "The United States hopes that the international political situa- tion will evolve in a way which will permit such talks to begin in the near Nixon de- clared. Neither the President nor Smith explained what change in the international s i t u a t io u would permit such talks. On his arrival here Sunday, Smith said that no agreement with the So- viet Union had been reached on the time or place for such nego- tiations. Revision of Pay Proposal For Mayor, Aldermen Seen Abby Baker Classifieds 37, 38, 39' Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle Lawrence 35 26 Nashua Scene 4 Pearson Sports Suburban News Taylor Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 30 Weather 2 Wicker S 2 4 18, 19 16, 17 4 19 36 FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. Iminit Nuhut unround- The amounts included in legis- lative proposals to increase the salaries of the mayor and Board of Aldermen have changed since the Telegraph's report yesterday. Further developments indicate an upward revision in salary bills sponsored by Nashua members of the N. H. General Court. Rep. Robert Dion, who is also alderman, reported that three representatives support a pro- posal lo fix the mayor's salary at and provide him with a expense account. The bill would set the salaries of the six aldernvcn-at-large at a year, while the nine ward" alder- men would receive The sponsors were listed as Roland H. LaPlante, chairman of the Nashua delegation, John H. Latour, chairman of the county delegation, and Ernest R. Couter- marsh. LaPlante, this morning, refused to comment about the proposal. This proposal remains in a vague category as it is yet to be processed by the state legislative Services. Rttdy (or Introduction an sep- i bills relating to salaries of city officials. The sponsor is Rep. Maurice L. Bouchard, an alder- man-at-large. One proposal would set the mayor's salary at and provide him with a expense account. The other measure would fix the salaries of the al- dermen-at-large at and the ward aldermen at Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan pres- ently draws an annual salary of The aldermen-at-large re- ceive a year, and the alder- men get Each member also receives a car allowance. The president of the board and the clerk of the finance com- mittee each receives an addition- al salary. Public hearings on these bill) will be held in Nashua after they are formally Introduced. The sal- ary increases, 11 approved by the legislature, would be referred to the city as a referendum question in the November municipal el- ection. If passed by the the new salaries would take af- fect next Jin. 1.