Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 22, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle The U.S. government is now wor- ried because 25 per cent of the people are Jiving beyond their means. Look who's talking. Nashua STeleqraph ...196? Tin TeltgroptTi 100th Ytar Ai A Doily Newtpaptr... C J Weather Tonight Folr ond Colder Fair and Mild on Sunday FULL REPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 19 Estiblishtd M ffttkly October JO, 1W1 u Daily March 1, 1M NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, MARCH Second Clan Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 18 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Parting the Waters These twin culverts were installed beneath Simoneau Plaza to divert Salmon Brook around sites of new buildings now under construction. On the Main Street side of the plaza, the culvert is a single one, about 12 feet in diameter. Workmen have constructed an attractive canal for the brook at this exit point, lining the banks with large pieces of stone. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) Measure Asks Restrictions On Use of Municipal Parks By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER An ordinance, similar to one which touched off a minor con- troversy last year over use re- strictions for public parks, will be presented to the aldermen Tuesday night. The measure, enforsed by Al- derman Barry L. Cerier, re- iterates the 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for use of municipal parks which was adopted by the aldermen last August at the re- quest of the Park Recreation Commission. It would also impose nine other use restrictions, with a fine applicable for each offense. They Are: 1. No person shall make or kindle an open fire, except in- picnic stoves provided for that purpose. 2. No person shal! carry or discharge firearms or throw' Flood Threat Aired About 39 persons attended a flood threat information meeting in City Hall yesterday, including Selectman Stanley Alukonis of Hudson. The meeting was called by Civil Defense Director George M. Papadopoulos to discuss steps businesses in flood threat areai should do to protect themelves. Also discussed were steps to be taken should an actual flood occur. The businesses represen- tatives were reminded they would have to rely mostly on their own resources to reduce damages to their buildings and inventory. Reviewed was the flood warn- ing system, data of the 1938 flood and conditions which could cre- ate a disastrous flood situation in the next few weeks. Present to answer questions were City Engineer James F. Hogan; Public Works Director Travis L. Petty; Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan; Sewage Treatment Superintendent J. Gilmore Shea; Fred Pitman, Public Service Company engineer; Fire Chief Albert L. Tanguay; Archie Slawsby and Papadopoulos. stones or other harmful mis- siles. 3. No person shall sell, niter or solicit for sale any goods or merchandise without a special permit. 4. No person shall use, con- sume, carry or bring any al- coholic beverage in or upon any park or playground. 5. The playing of baseball Is prohibited, except at diamonds expressly set aside for this ac- tivity. 6. No person shall hold, con- or address any public as- semblage, meeting, or gathering or take part in any- public de- bate or discussion without first having obtained a written per- mit. 7. No person shall give any entertainment or exhibition in any park, except under the di- rection or by permission of the commission. 8. No snowmobiling is permit- ted, except in those areas so designated and only during the times so designated by the com- mission. 9. No person shall throw, leave or discard any trash, rubbish or garbage in any park, play- ground or recreational facility, except in containers provided therefor. 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Arranged Income Taxes PREPARED FEDERAL AND STATE by tppofntment or ID jour TEL. 883-3912 Custom Framing by Experts at reasonable rates plus Green Stamps at Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pear) St. 882-9491 Open Thurs. nights 'til Nomination Of Bruen Due On Tuesday Richard W. Bruen, 21 Maurice St., will be officially nominated Tuesday night as a new Park- Recreation commissioner to suc- ceed John Shebelka whose term expires March 31. Shubelka wrote Mayor Dennis J- Sullivan several weeks ago that he did not wish to be reap- pointed. e Bruen's name will be submit- ted to the aldermen for confir- mation for a three-year term ex- piring March 3f, 1972. Also to be submitted by Sulli- van is the nomination of Wilmur K. Murray, 7 Massachusetts Drive, for re-appointment to the P-R Commission. His term would also expire March 31, 1972. The aldermen at their meeting Tuesday are to meet in joint con- vention with the library trustees to re-elect the Rev. Walter O Righter as a library trustee. Tireless Tire A head-on collision occurred be- tween i tire and a car last night, police said today. Authorities said a car driven by John Mosher, IS, of Belmont, Mass., struck a bridge abutment on the F.E. Everett Turnpike at A tire from Mosher's car rolled down the highway and collided head-on with another vehicle driven by John Quirion, 22, of May Drive, Hudson, police said. There were no Injuries. The lire was a "total wreck." Peace Plans Bared by Laird WASHINGTON (AP) Secretary of Defense Mel- vin R. Laird has confirmed the existence of private ne- gotiations to end the Viet- nam war and said if all talks fail the administra- tion has an "alternative" to current policies. Surprise Disclosure Laird's disclosures came as a surprise when the subject of Vietnam was raised briefly Fri- day during a Senate disarma- ment subcommittee hearing on missile defense. To a question from Democrat J. W. Fulbright of Arkansas, Laird said the administration is seeking peace "not only through formal diplomatic channels for- mally in Paris, but privately as well." He did not elaborate. There were published reports earlier this week that private talks may be going on in Vienti- ane, the capital of Laos. But Henry Cabot Lodge, Chief U.S. negotiator in Paris, said he did not know about them. The mention of an alternative to present policy came up In this exchange between Ful- bright and Laird: "Isn't It possible, Mr. Secre- tary, to realize that we are not now and never have been win- ning this Fulbright asked. "If this administration continues and escalates this war in Vietnam, it will soon be Mr. Nixon's war." "I want you to said Laird, "that we are hopeful that we will be successful in the talks but if we are not suc- cessful, and we pray for suc- cess, I can assure you that we will have an alternative as far as the war is concerned other than the present conduct of that war.' He would not, despite Ful- bright's urging, spell out the al- ternative. "Military Move" Meanwhile, House Republican leader Gerald R. Ford predicted that there would be a new "mil- iary move" in Vietnam if talks fail. He said he thought there would be either a settlement or military action different from that of the past. Laird and Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, flatly denied Fulbright's contention that there has been escalation of the ground war in South Vietnam since the bombing of North Viet- nam was ended Nov. 1. Critics including Fullbright contended increased American military activity led to the current series of North Vietnamese and Viet Cong at- tacks against South Vietnam's cities. Pay Raises Sought For Ward Officials provide that "no person may remain, stay, or loiter in a park between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., except under direction or by permission of the Park-Recreation Commis- sion." Last year, the curfew regula- tion was the only provision out of 13 which survived aldermanic scrutiny. The other proposed use regu- lations were discarded with the understanding they would be re- submitted at a later time for further consideration. Park Recreation Commission- ers had pointed out that the cur- few regulation and several other provisions were needed to com- bat an influx of hippie like visitors at Greeley Park. Offensive language and be- havior of these persons, they said, intimidated other citizens, especially women, from using the park. PARKS Ward officials whose chief du- ties are to man the polls during elections are due for raises in two related resolutions to be pre- sented to the aldermen Tuesday night for a first reading. The measures are endorsed by Alderman-at-Large Francis La- Flamme and they provide that each ward selectman and clerk receive J150 annually; moderators and ballot inspectors for each state and municipal election and for each national election. At present, the selectmen and clerks get annually. The in- spectors and moderators get per election. Supporting the measure is City Clerk Lionel Guilbert. He said the increases are needed to at- tract candidates to run for these posts. Difficulty was experienced at the last election, he said, to get enough candidates to fill the slate. "While may sound like a lot for a day'i Guilbert said, "you must remember that these ward workers must be up by 5 a.m., to get the polls open by 6. They remain on duty during the entire day. "Depending on the type of elec- tion and whether there are ref- erendum questions to be voted on, the counting process can go on into the wee hours of the next morning. "When you figure it out, the pay for these long hours average out to a little more than ?1 per hour and sometimes even less." Except for the inspectors, the ward election officers are elected by the voters biennially. The in- spectors are chosen at party cau- cuses two to a party per ward. Aside from their election day duties, the selectmen, together with the ward clerks, must period- ically draw up lists of prospec- tive jurors for Superior Court du- ty. Each ward has three. seleect- men, a clerk and a moderator. Antiballistic Missile Huddle In close conference at the session of director of defense research and engin- the Senate Foreign Relations subcom- mittee are, left to right: Gen. Earle Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; John Foster, the Pentagon's eering; and Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird. They were among the witnesses defending ;the Safeguard antiballistic system plain. (AP Wirephoto) Bridge Bond Issue Goes To Aldermen Issue Tagged As Big Opportunity for U.S. The aldermen at their Tuesday night meeting are expected to tidy up procedural details for sale of a bond issue to defray Nashua's share of costs for a new bridge over the Mer- rimack River. Under new business, they will consider a resolution amending a 1968 resolution to give the new bridge a use-life of at least 40 years. The use-life provision Is re- quired for bond sale purposes and was overlooked in adopting the 1966 resolution. A letter of intent committing the city to the expendi- ture has been forwarded by the aldermanic finance committee to the state Department of Public Works and Highways pending the actual bond sale. The department is ready to Invite bids for the construction of the bridge substructure. At the same meeting, the alder- men will consider a resolution committing the city to conform to federal standards in maintain- ing approaches to the new bridge. It also requires that the city agree to keep the approaches free of encroachments. The measure is required for receipt of federal aid to build the bridge and has been recom- mended for passage by the fi- nance committee. By PETER GROSE New York Timei Newi servloi YORK The confronta- tion of Soviet and Communist Chinese forces along their fron- tier in the Far East emerged at a conference of specialists on Chinese affairs as a promising new factor that might bring both Moscow and Peking into closer relations with the United States. Speakers at the concluding ses- sion of the two-day convocation on United States-China relations at the New York Hilton cited re- cent border clashes as an oppor- tunity for the Nixon Administra- tion. They saw it as providing a chance, not to intervene in the feud, but to end a two-decade-old policy of "isolating" China, while pursuing closer ties with the So- viet Union. Most of the speakers lauded Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's speech Thursday night calling for an abandonment of United States hostility toward the Pekin rS- gime; these included Prof. John K. Fairbank of Harvard and Ar- thur J. Goldberg, former United States representative at the Uni- ted Nations, both of. whom have been critical of the "containment" policy. But there were two strong dis- senting voices in the closing panel discussion. Prof. George Taylor, Director of the Far East- ern and Russian institute of the University of Washington, said that Kennedy has been "irres- ponsible and un-informed" In his denunciation of Washington's China policy in the last 20 years. The American determination to contain China's Communist re- gime allowed the growth of "via- ble, prosperous nation-states" aH around Asia, Taylor said. The present deadlock of United States- Ohinese relations is Peking's fault as much as Washington's he said. William Rusher, publisher of the National Review, a five weekly, argued that the Communist regime in Peking was "not truly representative of the 700 million Chinese a point disputed by the predomi- nantly liberal panel. The conference was organized by the National Committee on United States-China relations, a private educational organization headed by Prof. A. Doak Bar- nett of Columbia. The chairman of the conference, attended by nearly students an academ- ic specialists on China, was Prof. Edwin 0. Reischauer of Harvard, formerly Ambassador to Japan. The purpose of the meetings was to provoke public debate on China policy, which President Nixon has already said is unlike- ly to be changed unless Peking alters its stance of vehement hos- tility to the United States. Truman Private Car Last Visited Nashua in 1952 The plush railroad car that carried Harry S. Truman to Na- shua in 1952 during his coast-to- coast campaign trip in behalf of Adail Stevenson will be returned to his home state of Missouri. It was a balmy evening in Oc- tober, 1952, when the former president made the stop at Union Station here. He was greeted by thousands of area residents amid shouts of "give 'em hell, It can be recalled that so crowded was the area surround- ing Union Station, that many who were able, climbed utility poles to get a glimpse of the chief executive. Others sta- tioned themselves on roofs of nearby industrial buildings. Local police and secret men frantically tried to keep the throng from getting too close to the midnight blue and gold private car. Four years Truman used the car for his own successful presidential campaign which carried him to whistle stops in all comers of the nation. Top Bid This week, however, on dusty railroad siding in Vernon, Calif., an industrial suburb o( Los Angeles, a Kansas City building contractor bid to become the third owner of a plush rail car. "I buy this car on behalf of Alex Barket, who wants to bring it back to Kansas City in honor of the great state of cried Robert F. Koste, repre- sentative of Metropolitan Con-.': structioh Co. of Kansas City, as the auctioneer gaveled the live- ly bidding to a close. Koste said Barket, board chairman of Metropolitan, "called me Wednesday and told me to run over and look at it. We did and he called that night and said buy it." As he signed a check for including tax, Koste said Barket may place the 28- year-old car in an industrial park, Bryams Ford Park. "It's part of vanishing Ameri- said. Bidding started at and quickly spurted upward. Kostels last competitor, Joseph Ellis, >a Del Mar, Calif., trailer dealer, withdrew at He said he wanted to take the mahogany- paneled car to the San Diego County Fair as a tourist attrac- tion, charging admission. Watching the bidding was the seller, Thomas F. Baker, 51, What's So Special About FREE CHECKING AT NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. That's what! Member, F.D.I.C. Truman Train In Nashua Former president Harry S. Truman and daughter, Margaret greeted a throng of Nashuans at Union Station when the railroad car stopped for a cam- paign visit in 1952. This plush midnight blue and gold car was sold at an auction in California this week for (Telegraphoto-ShalhouD) San Francisco land developer and cotton planter who pur- chased the car in 1965. He kept it at a siding in Aspen, Colo., where he was able to cast a fishing line from the observa- tion platform into the Roaring Fork River. A group of women bidders wanted to travel across the country playing bridge in it. An- other bidder wanted to donate the car to the Truman Library in Independence, Mo. Another wanted to use it as a cocktail lounge. N.H. Welfare Department Under Fire CONCORD, N.H. (AP> state Welfare Department has come under criticism for lack of fiscal control in its handling of Medicare, Medicaid and aid to dependent children programs. In an audit released Friday by the Legislative Fiscal Com- mittee, it was reported there is a lack of "good communications" among some sections of tin agency and that some depart- ments operate without "direct supervision." The audit states that Medicare and Medicair payments ae pro- cessed together when they should be separately and that there are some overpayments under the aid to dependent chil- dren program. It points up as an example a case in which a recipient had -worth of equity in prop- erty- and was receiving grants for taxes, Insurance and interest to The report also stated there Is no "procedural uniformity" among district offices and no compliance with the division's Buniul nolldif.