Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 31, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
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(AP Wirephoto) City, State Join Nation To Mourn Eisenhower By MARSHA CLEMENT Holy Week began with an added note of somber- ness within the Nashua area, as tributes in honor of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower were in- cluded in many Palm Sun- day church services. Solemn Mood The solemn mood deepened throughout the state today, as Gov. Walter Peterson enjoined the Granite State with the rest of the country, in observing this national day of mourning. Among those delivering brief eulogies yesterday was the Rt. Rev. Charles F. Hall, Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church of New Hampshire, who partic- ipated in services at the Church of the Good Shepherd. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. James R. McGreal, pastor of St. Patrick's Church, also paid tribute to the late president, and asked school children to take advantage of their day off from school to join adults of the parish at Holy Week masses today. Prayers for General Eisenhower are being Included in the masses at a.m., p.m. and 7 p.m. A special memorial service will be held tonight at in the Christian Science Church, 22 Concord St. The public is invited. Meanwhile, signs of mourning are evident everywhere. All public and private schools are closed; flags are at half-staff; and the post office ceased opera- tions for the day. The county courthouse is closed, and City Hall remained dormant until noon. Many Nashua merchant: Nashua Officials Air Fiscal Year Proposal By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER The feasibility of changing Nashua's fiscal year to lessen the amount of interest paid on money borrowed annually in anticipation of taxes was pursued at a meet- Ing this afternoon between City Planner Fred D. McCutchen, Fi- nance Officer John H. Buck and Alderman Sherman D. Horton Jr. A topic of discussion was HB 490 sponsored by Rep. John M. Bednar of Hudson. It would change the fiscal year of town and cities in the state from a calendar year to one beginning July 1 and ending June 30. The bill is currently before the Municipal and City Government Committee of the House which will hold a public hearing on the measure Wednesday at 10 a. m. Resolutions to study a change in the city's fiscal year have been introduced to the Board of Alder- men during recent years. A. cur- rent resolution for the same pur- pose was recently referred to for study by the aldermanie p, ling committee. A iresent, cities and towns Ope: 3 on a Jan. 1 to-Dec. 31 fiscal year with the bulk of their annual property tax Dec. 1. Bridging the Gap To bridge the gap between Jan- uary and December, local gov- ernments borrow annually in an- ticipation of taxes. budgets nave grown, towns and cities have been forced to borrow large sums in anticipation of taxes at rapidly increasing in- terest rates. Each year, Nasnua's city treas- urer is authorized to borrow up to million pending collection of the property tax. Passage of the bill, Bednar said, would save the state's cities and towns at least half a million dollars a year. "Instead of living for 11 months of the year on non-owed Bednar said, "cities and towns would need to borrow only for five months." He said Lawton Chandler, state tax commission secretary, had helped him to draft the bill and enthusiastically supports it. Under the new fiscal year, Bed- nar said, local governments would have cash ahead at certain pe- riods which they could invest to generate interest to be put against expenditures. One Problem Generally, the proposal for a July 1-June 30 fiscal year for Na- shua has. met with approval from the aldermen, but for one prob- lem. The problem centered on how the fiscal year could be instituted without requiring property own- ers to pay about one and a half times their usual annual taxes in the changeover year. To overcome this problem, Bed- nar proposes to make the change- over in stages by having local governments operate on 14-month fiscal years for the first three years. By 1973 and thereafter, muni- cipal governments would have a July 1-June 30 fiscal year on a regular 12-month basis. The dead- lines for property tax payment would remain Dec. 1. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 19 Baker 5 Classifieds 20, 21, 22, 23 PIZZA by Charles Famous thru out New England 147 W. PEARL ST. Finest in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular Charles SPECIAL PIZZA TUESDAY ONLY Telephone 889-4541 Open II AM to 2 AM Mon. thru Sat. Sundays 3 PM to Midnlfe Comics Cook Crossword Editorial Hal Boyle Lawrence Obituaries 19 Pearson 4 Sports 17 Suburban News 14, 1! Sulzburger 4 Taylor 121 Television 19 Thosteson 9 8 i Theaters 19 4 i Weather 2 BILLS ARE A PAIN tET A. B. 0. HELP TOD GET 00T OF DEBT. BT CONSOMDATINfl IOCR BILLS PAST JUTE OB NOT. TOU CAN AVOID LEGAL AO- WONS DDN8 LETTERS AND THREATENING PHONE CALLI. NO OC OWE PAT AS LOW AS 115 WEEKLT 2.000 J25 WEEKLT 135 WEEKLT i OB WRITE TODAY _____ tl Hind Tomorrow Elra St MinehMUr 669-6161 CALL 0 Tor Peftet 1871 Eta 108 92 Main St NathlK 883-1737 ANCHOR BUDGET CONSULTANTS Hflmt or Office t Appointment! ArrtmoJ also paused to pay tribute to the nation's 34th president. All Offices Closed All state offices are closed to- day. The state university and colleges were in operation, but they scheduled memorial services. The only state-operated facili- ties open were Mt. Sunapee and Cannon Mountain ski areas be- cause of advance ticket sales. But they were to close at 4 p.m. Today was to have been the deadline for obtaining 1969 auto registration plates, but that has been extended until Tuesday. The Hillsboro County legislative delegation, meanwhile, post- poned its convention from today until next Monday. The meeting of the governor and council scheduled for today was postponed until Wednes- day. Gov. Walter Peterson and his wife were scheduled to attend Eisenhower's funeral In Wash- ington today. The governor and Mrs. Peter- son .were to be flown to Wash- ington aboard a National Guard plane. Scheduled to accompany the governor was Sherman Adams, former New Hampshire gover- nor and former Eisenhower aide. By JOSEPH E. MOHBAT WASHINGTON (AP) The grand leaders of the world came together today to pay a splendid cerem- onial final tribute to Dwight David Eisenhower. Ordinary Americans shuffled patiently in thous- ands through a long, blus- tery spring night to say a simpler goodbye. Many Dignitaries Presidents and prime minis- ters, chancellors and kings, journeyed across the planet for the final day of the elaborate state funeral honoring the 34th president of the United States and one of its fabled warriors. France's De Gaulle was here, and the Shah of Iran, Constan- tine of Greece, King Baudouin of Belgium, West Germany's Chancellor Kurt Kiesinger and dozens more. They rested through the night for the formal, invitation-only funeral service in the stately National Cathedral this after- noon. Thousands of others did not rest. Quietly, unemotionally, they trudged across the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, up the majestic steps where Eisenhow- er twice took the oath of office, and into the soaring, hushed Ro- tunda. They were mostly middle- elass, taxpaying, respectable American citizens who twice made him their leader. They blinked in the harsh lights of television as they came in from the cold to the place where their Ike lay in state. Inside, their ranks parted to file by on either side of the plain GI coffin where it lay on its bier, draped in the Stars and Stripes of the country he had fought for in war and led in peace. There, President Nixon had said in eulogy earlier, lay "that rarest of men, an authentic hero." There lay a man whose last words to his wife were just the ones these people who came through the night might have hoped he would say: "Ive always loved my wife. I've always loved my children. I've always loved my grandchil- dren. And I have always loved my country." Fights Back Tears A small, bent shadow, Mamie Doud Eisenhower, 72, fought back tears and grasped the arm of her sturdy son, John, as her husband's vice president and eventual successor quietly ad- dressed the solemn gathering of dignitaries for ID minutes before the Rotunda was opened to the public. It was Nixon who disclosed to the world the last words Eisen- hower had spoken to his wife just before his death Friday aft- ernoon. Dwight Eisenhower, said Nix- on, was "one of the giants of our time probably more loved by more people in other parts of the world than any president America ever had." Bells tolled across the capital, quietly celebrating Palm Sun- day under spitting, cheerless skies, as the Eisenhower family and dignitaries cleared the Ro- tunda to make way for the pub- lic. The body, in its steel cof- kind the Army uses to bury all its been borne majestically to the Capi- tol on the traditional, creaking artillery caisson drawn by horses. The clatter of their hooves broke the silence as crowds lined Constitution Avenue for the full-dress cortege. Drums, muffled and draped in black, sounded brisk but solemn cadence. In black trappings, riderless, cavalry boots reversed in the stirrups, a black horse named Raven pranced nervously be- hind the rumbling caisson. A procession of 45 military units of nearly soldiers, veterans, and bandsmen led the procession. Military leaders were borne by limousines. Mrs. Eisenhow- er's car followed the slowly drawn caisson. The President and Mrs. Nixon followed in his heavily armored limousine, sur- rounded by watchful Secret Service agents at every slow- down. Despite a delay in transfer- ring the casket from the Nation- al Cathedral to the caisson, aft- er a brief motor journey, the ceremonies went off with mili- tary precision called for in the detailed, three-year-old state fu- neral plan. Weather Varied A few snowflakes fell briefly. It rained. It clouded over. The sun came out, was shrouded again. Throughout the long day, Ma- mie Eisenhower was calm, com- Many Difficult Decisions Facing State Legislators By CARL C. CRAFT CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Al- though processing proposals at a record rate in the first three months, New Hampshire's leg- islators still find themselves facing many difficult decisions. The coming three months will be the time to pay the price always a painful process, even more so when the inevitable ar- guments develop over where to find the cash. House Speaker Marshall Cob- leigh, R-Nashua, continuing his campaign to improve the func- tions of the lower chamber, hopes to get all the remaining money-bills about 40 of them Resolution Asks Naming Tyler St. Project for Ike A resolution to rename the Tyler Street project after Dwight D. Eisenhower is re- portedly being prepared by Na- shua Housing Authority Com- missioner Louis D. Record Jr. The project currently bears the name of Sullivan Terrace in honor of Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan, The name was chosen by the NBA over the objections of Record and former NHA Commissioner Charles J. Pana- goulias. Record was unavailable for comment on his resolution. up to the Appropriations Committee by April 10. In the past, this process has taken about five months leaving the sixth and final month a time of turmoil. Cobleigh hopes to speed-up the preliminary work so that the Appropriations Committee can do its thing amid some kind of order. It is hoped that Appropria- tions can get the operating budg- et to the floor by M a y 1 about a month ahead of the ar- rival time recorded at previous sessions, Cobleigh said. The capital construction hope- fully will be brought to the floor April 10, he added. Gov. Walter Peterson is recommending "hold the line" 1970-71 totals of million for the operating budget and million for the capital construction budget. Cobleigh said there is really only about a million differ- ence between the revenue esti- mates of the financial experts for the Peterson administration and the legislature despite contentions from various legis- lative quarters that the gap is nearly million. As for ways to find the rev- enue needed, Cobleigh said in an interview that we "potential- ly may need some additional minor tax sources I'm weigh- ing the alternatives from among ten different ones." Peterson and Cobleigh are meeting privately to try to work Custom Framing by Experts at reasonable rates plus Green Stamps at 121 W. Pearl St. 882-MM Open Thurs. nights Mil out their differences on the mat- ter of earmarking sources of revenue for specific purposes. Cobleigh is against the ear- marking concept but Peter- son wants to do just that so the rooms and meals tax, sweep- stakes revenue and the tax on savings institutions can be used to feed an education aid fund. "We're really happy with the progress we've made so far in this session it's more than had been done in previous ses- sions by this time. More than 600 bills have been given hear- Cobleigh said. The major accomplishment during the first three months of the session was passage of Pet- erson's task force bill creat- ing a committee of citizens to make a full-scale study of the effectiveness of state govern- mental operations. The report from this blue-rib- bon group is due Nov. 1, and Peterson is expected to bring the legislators into special ses- sion early next year to deal with the task force's recommen- dations. Top Product Another top product of the first three months is the 15- member commission that will look into the problems of the fi- nancially pinched parochial schools and other non-public schools. The preliminary report is due in time for possible ac- tion at this session, with the fin- DIFFICULT Page 1 Get out of the rut. Get FREE CHECKING at Nashua Trust. Groovy. MEMBER FDIC Escorted b Son Mamie Eisenhower is escorted by son John at Washington National Cathedral as the body of the former President is taken for the procession to the Capitol. (AP Wirephoto) posed to the watching world. On two occasions in the Rotunda, it appeared that she was stifling tears. Her son never left her side. His arm was always there for her to clasp with a black-gloved hand. He spoke briefly with the President when the ceremony had ended. The widow and son then has- tened to the seclusion of a hotel. Across the nation, in Palm Sunday services, the eulogy of President Nixon found echoes in prayer and sermon. Today, a national day of mourning by presidential proc- lamation, the body of the five- star general lies in the Rotunda until late afternoon, before being carried back to the cathe- dral by hearse for the funeral it- self. Through the night a train will carry Eisenhower on his last journey his boyhood home in Abilene, Kan. The train is due into Abilene at midnight Tuesday. Chapel Burial The next morning, Eisenhow- er will be buried under the floor of the chapel of the Eisenhower Library, near the body of his son, Dowd, who died in child- hood. French President Charles de Gaulle, Eisenhower's comrade in arms in World War H, when the United States returned France from Nazi control, ar- rived in Washington as. Nixon was speaking Sunday. He changed from civilian clothes to his general's uniform and went to the Rotunda. U.S. Advances Proposals For Middle East Settlement By HEDRICK SMITH New York Times News Serviot WASHINGTON The United States has circulated tentative suggestions for a Middle East settlement that imply leaving all of Jerusalem under Israeli rule but giving Jordan some say in the city's life, well-placed diplomatic informants said to- day. These diplomats said that the American paper, described as s talking point rather than a for- mal proposal, had been circu- lated to the Soviet Union, France and Britain in prepara- tion for a Big Four meeting on the Middle East in the next two weeks. American officials have dis- counted published reports that the U.S. had put forward any formal proposals. They have downgraded the status of the working paper as much as pos- sible, apparently to avoid the.'ac- cusation that Washington is be- coming a party to efforts to im- pose a settlement on the Middle East. The paper has also been shown to Israel and some Arab countries, drawing criti c i s m from both sides. Its language, diplomatic informants said, is deliberately ambiguous to allow greater flexibility in interpreta- tion for later changes. Rejection Noted In Jerusalem, the Israeli gov- Hudson Activities Canceled Today meeting of the Board of Selectmen has been canceled in observance of the national day of mourning for former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Selectman Robert P. Levesque said today. Schools in Hudson, like schools all over the state, also suspend- ed classes and activities, and the Hills Memorial Library was closed all day. The Hudson Post Office halted window service and mail de- liveries, but special delivery mail went through as usual. In the town hall, the town clerk's office and the tax collector's of- fice opened at 1 p.m., but the selectmen's office was closed all day. ernment formally rejected In ad- vance any Big Four recommen- dation that conflicts with her vital interests, rights and se- curity. The informants said that American paper speaks simply of a unified Jerusalem and then goes on to mention giving Jor- dan some voice in the economic, social and political life of the city. The implication to both Western and Middle Eastern diplomats is that Israel would retain control of the unified city, although the American paper does not say so explicitly. "There is no mention of a change in said a foreign so I guess Wounded in Vfef PFC James G. Dean was wounded in combat in Viet- nam on March 23, accord- ing to word received by his mother, Mrs. Beatrice Dean of. 44 Atherton Ave. The Army reported that Dean was wounded in both thighs by fragments while a passenger on a military vehicle on a mission when the area came under mor- tar attack by the enemy. The injuries were not con- sidered serious. The Nash- uan was treated arid hos- pitalized in Vietnam and has been moved to a Tokyo hospital. Dean entered the service in May, 1968 and was assigned combat duty in Vietnam last September with an artillery unit. FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. flervlflf Niihua lurrouod- lot town i. 465-2267 Income Taxes PREPARED FEDERAL AND STATE by Appointment or la your TEL. 883-3912 present ownership is accepted." Other diplomats commented that there would be no need to mention special Jordanian rights unless Israel were to re- tain full control, in the American view. Israel's objections are said to have focused primarily on American mention of interna- tional peace keeping arrange- ments to guarantee rights of navigation and of demilitarized zones along the Arab Israeli frontiers, and on implications that Arab refugees should be given choice of whether they want Jo return to their former lands now occupied by Israel or to be compensated for the land they have lost. Diplomats Upset Arab objections are said to have focused primarily on American suggestions that then be some "rectification" of the bor- ders that existed before the war of'June, 1967, which the Arabs want restored irr their entirety. Some Arab diplomats are also apparently upset that the Amer- ican paper speaks of "contrac- tual agreements" and direct ne- gotiations Between ;the Arabs end Israelis, though at a later date. The reaction of Soviet officials was not disclosed. There have been reports that the American paper, a tightly- written one-and-a-half page sum- mary, proposed giving Jordan an access corridor across Israel to the Gaza Strip and maritime outlet on the Mediterranean. Al- though American officials have considered such an idea, well- informed sources said that this was not included in the paper. Flood Threat Eased Here as Rivers Drop The flood threat appears to have been' eased in the Nashua area for the time being. Readings taken this morning showed a drop in the Merrimack of nearly one foot and a similar decline in the depth of the Nashua River of almost two feet Saturday. Meanwhile, work on the leek Street dikes planned by the Cttjr Engineer's office continued today. Officials speculated that the rivers would continue to drop during the next few days unless unseiiowl warm temperatures) httlhtiiM.