Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 3, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle A girl no longer marries a man (or belter or worse. She marries him for more or less, Nashua Celeqraph IMf TIM Mnroph'i 100th Ytor At A Dolly Ntwtpoptr... C 9 Weather Partly Cloudy Tonight, Cloudy and Cooler Sunday FULL REPORT ON PAGI TWO VOL. 101 NO. 84 Established ii a Weekly October IW Incorpotttrt M l Dtlljf Mtrck 1. UN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1969 Second Clasi Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 18 PAGES Price TEN' CENTS Troop Cutback Talks Noted But U. S. Lists 3 Conditions Green Light tor a Touch-Up heard of painting the Everyone's town red. Springtime, however, brings on a different sort of paint job for 'Officer painting traffic Stanley Karczewski lights a bright yellow. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON (AP) The U. S. Command's top plan- ner for troop withdrawals met Friday night with South Vietnamese Presi- dent Nguyan Van Thieu, reviving speculation about American troop with- drawals. Officials Identified The U.S. Mission reported Maj. Gen. Richard F. Shaefer, deputy to'American command- er Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, met with Thieu at the presiden- tial palace for hours. Also present was U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth S. Bunker. Sources described .it as i reg- ular consultation meeting to dis- cuss the results of the latest ses- sion of the Paris peace confer- ence and map strategy for next week's session. "There are a lot of proposi- tions going on in said one source, "like developing po- sitions and the problems and mechanics Involved in mutual troop withdrawals, the matter of American prisoners of war and our position on the demili- tarized zone." American military sources laid today any cutback in the U.S. troops stationed in Vietnam hinges on three co'nl- tioft's. "They are: breakthrough at the Paris peace talks. greatly reduced Infiltra- tion of North Vietnamese troops into the South. of South Viet- nam's armed forces. "Any change in American troop strength would require one or all three of these condi- said one senior officer. The Intensity of the Viet Cong's spring offensive, now in its 10th week, has dropped off sharply. For the second night since Feb. 23, the U.S. Com- 'mand reported no significant rocket, or mortar attacks on Al- lied towns and bases. "Things are slow, unbelieva- bly said a spokesman. Forces Enemy But the'U.S. Command does not see this as a sign of volun- tary de-escalalion. Spokesman said the loss of troops, weapons, more than rockets and mortar shells and five million pounds of rice left the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong "no other alter- native but a decrease in offen- sive activity." While several main force ene- my regiments have pulled.back to the Cambodian border area, the belief is that they are mere- ly resupplying, resting and re- ceiving replacements. Captured documents talk of a pending summer-autumn offensive. U.S. sources also said they saw no sign of a decrease in North Veitnamese infiltration into South Vietnam. They said it has remained fairly constant at a rate of lo U-oops a month. When South Vietnam's 1.8 mil- lion armed forces might be im- proved enough to allow the be- ginning of U.S. troop withdraw- als Is still open to question. July 1 has been mentioned as a tar- get date, but one source said: "There is a running evaluation of the South Vietnamese forces .and that takes time." Cambodia Claims It Downed 2 U.S. Helicopter Gunships Covers Capital Equipment G'fy Moves To Set Up Reserve Fund By Claudette Durocher Finance Officer John H. Buck has completed the outline of procedures need- ed to set up what he terms will be one of the largest arid most important trust funds the city has estab- lished." Establishment of the capital equipment! reserve author- ized by the'Board of Alder- men last year after it was proposed b y Alderman Donald L. Ethier. To implement the fund, Buck has advised the aldermen to set aside- a sum of in this year's budget. It is expected the proposed appropriation will be discussed at the capital budget hearing Monday night at The purpose of the fund, whose establishment and function is regulated by state statute, is to systemize the replacement of capital .equipment costing more than thus lessening impact of replacement costs on annual budgets. Ethier proposed the replace- ment fund after it was found necessary last year to float a five-year bond Issue to purchase numerous items of equipment for the Department of Public Works, most of them for replacement purposes. Annual allocations to the fund are determined by using one year of the estimated use-life of new equipment as the basis for com- puting their prorated cost per year. Thus a bulldozer acquired for the DPW in 1968, with a use- of IB years; entails the an- nual allocation of to- the reserve fund for 10 years. In his fund outline. Buck has allowed for the appropriation of Dartmouth Faculty Seeking Answers to Issue of ROTC HANOVER, N.H. (AP) Dartmouth's faculty used a weekend break today to look for answers to the hot campus issue of whether to withdraw completely from reserve officer training programs or retain them in modified form. The Faculty of Arls and Sci- ences debated the mailer be- hind closed doors Friday and apparently reached only one firm decision. That came in a vole rejecting a motion to end ROTC on campus by next fall. The vote was not explained but there were Indications the faculty was concerned about the effect such an early shutdown would have upon students al- ready enrolled in ROTC under contract. An indication of the campus interest in the action was shown when the faculty took up a peti- tion signed by students State May Name Nashua FBI Agent CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Gov. Waller Pelerson and his Execu- tive Council, meeting on Tuesday to consider a lengthy agenda, will be asked lo approve the hiring of Head of India Dies at 72 NEW DELHI (AP) Zakir Husain, an educalor who be- came the first.Moslem president ef India, died today of heart attack. He was 72. The announcement of Hu- sain's death also said Vice Pres- ident V.V. Girl, 7J, a former trade union leader, would suc- ceed Husain in the largely cere-, monial role. Prime Minister Indira Ghandl was on a lour of famine striken areas in nearby Rajasthan state and left for New Delhi on hear- ing the news. three staff officers for Peterson's Commission on Crime and-Delin- quency. Acting Director C. A. Peters recommends hiring Max Wiviott, of Arlington, Va., as director of tlie commission at a year. The nominee plans to retire as a Navy, captain on July 1. Others recommended for high positions are Philip McCarthy of Nashua and Pau! Duvai of Man- chester. McCarthy leaves the FBI serv- Ice about June 1 and would get to serve as deputy director of the crime-delinquency commis- sion. Duvai, a former social case- worker for the Public Welfare agency, would receive an- nually coordinator. Peters also wants the governor and council to approve ths reten- tion of consultant firm to make the.initial yeir'i plan thus making the commission for In federal funds. asking that the meeting be broadcast over campus radio. President John Sloan Dickey ruled that a two-thirds vote would be required but the effort failed by six in favor of broadcasting, 70 opposed. No action was taken on. anoth- er proposal by a faculty com- mittee which recommended that no students be recruited into any .ROTC program after June 1, 1909 and that (lie programs themselves be terminated no later than June, 1973. This proposal and another re- commending that the programs be ended no later than June, 1970 remained before the faculty when it adjourned until Monday afternoon. The session was called to con- sider the results of a student referendum Monday. In that voting, 35 per cent fa- vored ending ROTC on campus as soon as sludents now under contract graduate; 30 per cent supported a faculty position fa- voring elimination of academic credit for ROTC and an end to faculty status for instructors; and 26 per cent favored immedi- ate termination of ROTC. Only 9 per cent voted to keep the pro- grams. House Approves Road for Pelham House Bill 658, sponsored by Rep. Miles Cares, D-Pelham, has been approved. The bill proposes and classifies a connecting road stretching from the Pelham Road interchange at Interstate 93 in Salem to Routs 38 (Brady The access road for Pelham will be coastructed when federal funds are made available, accord- ing to Cares, to the reserve fund for the bulldozer to cover pro-rated costs for 1968 and 1969. Treated Similarly Other equipment bought last year Is treated In the sami fashion. "The establishment and the Importance of this fund, cannot be Buck states. Five to IB years hence, this will become one of the largest and most important trust funds the city has established. "Annual appropriated amounts will eventually stabilize and one year's budget will not have to bear the brunt of an excess of capital equipment purchase. "Bonding for the purpose of purchasing capital equipment will become almost non-existent, thus resulting in a savings of future interest charges on these bond issues." A public hearing is required be- fore the fund can be established and Buck notes it can be held at the same time as the annual budg- et hearing. Monies from the fund cannot be intermingled with other city funds and must be invested in bank, U. S. notes or bonds or; similar Investments. Interest earned from these monies must become a part of the fund. Trustees to Govern The fund must be a trust fund governed by a board of: trustees and expenditures must. ap- proved by the board of Aldermen. Expenditures must be only for purposes for which the fund was "created. Buck states that once funds to Implement the fund are'appropri- ated via the pending city budget, the election of a Board of Trust- ees'can be attended to. He recommends that the. board consist of the city treasurer or finance officer plus whatever number of trustees the aldermen deem necessary to oversee this fund. The aldermen must also formal- ly determine the.exact intent of the fund, such as, the means by which funds- may be withdrawn, the1 'earmarking' of funds once they have been appropriated, the necessity and amount of unen- cumbered surplus funds, if needed, to be transferred to the fund and other similar details. By GEORGE McARTHUR SAIGON (AP) Cambodia claims it shot down two Ameri- can helicopter gunships Mon- day, but the U.S. Command said today it was not clear whether the craft were downed by Cam- bodian or Viet Cong ground fire. Four Americans were killed and four were wounded In the shooting which also damaged third chopper. The incident occurred in the Plain of Reeds about 44 miles west of Saigon in an area where the border between South Viet- 'nam and Cambodia is not clear- ly marked. U.S. headquarters said both helicopters fell on thg Cambodian side of the frontier. Phnom Penh Radio said Cam- bodian border guards shot down the Navy gunships. An Ameri- can military spokesman con- firmed that Cambodian forces. in the area are armed with So- viet antiaircraft weapons. He added that Viet Cong forces also were known to be in the area and initial reports did not indi- cate which side of the border the ground fire came from. Probe Sampans The U.S. Command said the helicopters were called in by an aerial spotter plane which want- ed to investigate several suspi- cious sampans moving along the myriad waterways criss-cross- ing the marshy frontier. Circling low, the choppers came under heavy fire, the command reported. The spokes- man added it was not known whether the gunships returned the fire but that they were au- thorized to shoot if fired on. One of the helicopters crashed and burst into flames, killing three of the four crewmen, and Nashua Baby Suffocafes A six-week-old baby died this morning dwplte frenzied attempts by Nashua firemen to him. Lawrence Marks Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence F. Marks, S Marina Drive, was dead on ar- rival at St. Joseph's Hospital. Firemen had responded to call from the home at the child's mother reportedly found the child suffocating under blankets In his crib. Firemen riished to the scene and to revive the Infant on the vmy to the hospital, using mouth-to- mouth resuscitation. The baby was pronounced dead by Dr. John Spring, medical referee for HHtebormigh County. Funeral arrangements in- complete tit this time. the second gunship went in to pick up the survivor. It was downed about 50 yards from the first ship. An Army chopper that went in to pick up the five men still alive on the ground also came under fire on the way out. Two of its crewmen were wounded, and one of the wounded Navy fliers was killed, the spokesman said. The incident took place near the Cambodian town of Chan- trea which was shot up by American aircraft in 1964, a dip- lomatic incident that contribut- ed to the break in American- Cambodian relations In 1965. Weekend Edition Stock Lists Teen-Age Page Extra Comics Nixon Launches Drive Against Smut In Mails Officials Appointed to Head Memorial Day Observance Officials for the May 30 parade and exercises here were an- nounced today by James demons, chairman of the Joint Memorial Day Committee. He listed them as follows: Chief marshal, Michael J. Del Isola, past national commander of the Yankee Division Veterans As- sociation and of Gate City Chap- ter, Disabled American Veterans; chief of staff, Robert Paine, past slate commander, Marine Corps League and DAV; liaison officer, Roland Caron, past commander of James E. Coffey Post, American Legion; president-of-lhe-day, Col- onel Frank Belitsky of the Ameri- can Red Cross; chaplain-of-the- day, the Rev. Clarence Kean of St. Christopher's Church; assist- ant chaplain, Captain Owen Bry- ant of the Salvation Army. The speaker-of-thc-day will Gerald Spencer, DAV national field director. The parade will start at 11 fol- lowing traditional exercises at TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Foster Square. The participants will march to Lock Street, to Main Street, to the Simoneau Plaza parking lot where the parade will be dismissed. Assisting demons with arrange- ments is Mrs. Jeanne Schofield, secretary-treasurer of the com- mittee. By JACK KNEECE WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon's call for a "citizens' crusade against (lie obscene" and new laws to battle smut in the mails has some ready sup- porters in Congress where two members already have com- piled graphic evidence of the problem. Heps. Diehard H. Ichord, D- Mo., and Glen Cunningham, R- Neb., have assembled files which demonstrate what the President was talking about Fri- day when he proposed steps to block mail which is "unsolicit- ed, unwanted and deeply offen- sive to those who receive it." The congressmen have an ar- ray of pornographic literature forwarded to them by irate con- stituents wlio want such male- rial kept out of the mails and out of the hands of the young. "I've been around and I'm not easily shocked, but this stuff is Ichord said of the ex- amples he received. Nixon said Friday his-admin- istration will send three propos- als to Congress shortly which would.- it a federal crime to use the mails or other facilities of commerce to deliver to any- one under 18 years of age mate- rial dealing with a sexuai sub- ject in a manner unsuitable for young people." A first violation would be punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine. it a federal crime to use the mails, or other facilities of commerce, for the commer- cial exploitation of a prurient in- terest in sex through advertis- ing." The penally would be up to five years and fine fnr first offense and double that for subsequent convictions. the existing law to enable a citizen to protect his home from any intrusion of sex-oriented advertising re- gardless of whether or not a cit- izen has ever received such KUHLS MARINE PRODUCTS Available at Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Pearl SI. 882-9491 Thnri. A IH Nljhli Til 9 What's So Special About FREE CHECKING NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 and NONE if you're over. That's what! Member, F.D.I.C. Abby 11 Church 5 Classifieds 14, 15, 1H..I7 Comics Crossword Editorial Financiil Lawrence Obituaries Pearson 11 Social Sports Suburban News Teen Television Theaters I 10 7 3 11 11 Dr. Thosteson 13 Weather t Women's Pane I Tax Problems? Bookkeeping and Accounting Services Frtd Ackl.y 883-3912 Not Even Daisies Yef The request not to pick flowers seemed just a bit superfluous to Jerry West, as he shoveled old snow from a shady corner of Lost River Reservation Girt Shop in North Woodstock. The res- ervation is scheduled to open for "sum- mer" May 17, but there is still 10 feet of snow In Dlaces. (AP Wirephoto) I mailing." This would a 1967 law enabling any citizen to have his name taken off the mailing list whenever he re- ceives material he regards "erotically arousing or sexually provocative." Much of it was aimed at teen- agers and children by mailers who obtain lists of young per- sons through purchase of mail- ing lists, school directories and use of alluring ads. There were number of bro- chures of high print quality ad- vertising sexual manuals. The implication was that the hun- dreds of photographs used were scientific illustrations. Plantings Help Beautify Nashua The Park-Recreation depart- ment has completed plantings in several sections of the city as part of its spring beautification program, with one vandalism casualty already reported. At Labine Park, the department crews planted six Norway maples and two crimson maples. Park Supt. Edwin Schroeder said one of the crimson maples had been chopped down by vandals. Oilier plantings Include the set- ting of three purple plum shrubs, a purple sycamore maple, a sun- burst locust and three crimson maples at Greeley Park; a sun- burst locust and purple plum shrub at the Intersection of Main snd South Daniel Webster High- way; 10 lilac bushes near the house at Greeley Park; velvet cloak shrubs and deutzil at City Hall; and while birches, lilac bushes, velvet cloak and deutzia at the state line on the South DW Highway, I gateway to Nashua. White'birch Is the state tree ind the purple lilac, the state flower. Parachute Jump Kills Area Gl LONDONDERRY Services will be held Monday for Sgt. John Steere, 34, of Londonderry, who recently died whllt making i parachute jump at Ft. Bragg, N.C. Survivors Include his widow three children. Services will be held In mouth, with burial In London- iUTT.