Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 5, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
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(Telegraphoto-Shalhoup) By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER The Park Recreation Commission has voted unanimously in favor of the 237 acres along the Nashua River for establishment of a park system but with condi- tions. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan had referred the park pro- posal to the commission after the Nashua New Hampshire Foundation, Inc. made known in March it sought for the property. Aldermen Get Proposal It is expected the P-R Commis- sion recommendation will be for- warded to the aldermanic plan- ning committee which has been studying She park proposal. The committee was assigned a reso- lution which would commit the city to the purchase of the land. The Park-Recreation Commis. lion stated it felt the following recommendations should be adopted during the acquisition of the proposed park land: 1. The city should purchase the land over a five-year period. The city (Park-Recreation Commission) has the right to de- velop access routes into the park and, if the Nashua Foundation will .-grant easements for this purpose. Millyard Outlet 8. The foundation will main- tain the canal millyard outlet or it will construct a new out- .let, If the present outlet is ever closed. 4. Restrictions on the use of motor vehicles, powered boats and firearms in the park de- sired by the foundation should be broadened to exempt park personnel, as well as police, fire arid maintenance personnel. 5. The restriction Imposed by the foundation against use of motor vehicles In the park, ex- cept by police, fire and mainte- nance personnel, should be amended to by adding the phrase, "except for parking." 4. A restriction calling for maintenance of a chain link, fence in the sewerage lagoon area should be dropped. 7. Include a stipulation that the city would have the right of first refusal on the 87 acres of land to the north of the park area and behind the lagoon. Creation of the park would land- lock this acreage. I. A restriction which would allow the foundation (8-foot wide road to connect its indus- trial park south of the park to the lagoon area north of the park should be amended so. that th'e foundation would have air rights to construct the' road over the park to the present 'lagoon area. The elevated road would have to allow' for full clearance for any vehicle using the canal or roadway. There would be no piers allowed in the waterway and the plans for such a bridge, structure would have to be approved by the P-R Commission to be sure it is conducive with the the city to accesi from the bridge If so desired. Lagoon Area If the city didn't buy 87-acre lagoon area, then any building constructed by foundation or a developer must conform and be conducive to the park area, with the Park-Rec- reation Commission empowered to approve these plans. 10. The resolution committing' the city to purchase the land for the park system should In- clude a provision to the effect that when the land is acquired, it should be immediately put under the jurisdiction of the P-R Commission. NlXOn Cool On TrOOp Fullback 5 Persons Hike in Social Security Benefits Likely in 1970 By John M, Hightower WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon, under in- creasing congressional pressure for a quick start in some U. S. troop with- drawals from Vietnam, evi- dently has begun a cam- paign to convince the public such a move is inadvisable at this time. Following demands for some sort of troop pullback from two leading Republi- can senators late last week, top administration officials spent the weekend explain- ing Nixon's position. Strategy Worked Out In talks with reporters over the weekend, White House offi- cials said the President has a carefully worked out strategy that he feels still shows sighs of getting somewhere and would be disrupted by starting troop withdrawals now. Nixon's argument against any immediate withdrawal rests pri- marily on these points, as de- fined by the White House offi- cials: 1. There has been some prog- ress in bargaining with the Communists at the Paris Peace talks, although not in terms of moving toward agreement on ending the war. 2. Nixon is planning some new moves with respect to Vietnam which'-he will take when- he 'con- sideriithe time-is'rlght.' J. South Vietnam .has.-been gaining steadily in both military and political strength for months now and its capacity to assume more of the war later will allow Nixon to withdraw some U.S. troops in the months ahead if'he chooses to do so.- He has no. for withdrawal. of Defense Melvin R. Laird also outlined the ad- ministration's position for .a .cut- back in the American fighting force in a Saturday news confer- ence at He said If any of these three positions are met then a with- drawal could begin: 1. Agreement on mutual with- drawal of U.S. and North Viet- namese troops. J. Sufficient Improvement of South Vietnamese forces so they can take over a major part of the fighting. 3. The level of Viet Cong and North Vietnamese activity is "substantially reduced" in South Vietnam. Until Saturday, Laird had al- ways declined to discuss the conditions for troop withdraw- als. But his outlining of the points plus the weekend sessions the White House officials bad with newsmen indicated Nixon was concerned with the public effect of the recent demandslCir Wilson Hits Critics By LOUIS KEVIN LONDON (AP) Prime Min- ister Harold Wilson told the reb- els In his Labor party Sunday they won't divert his govern- ment from its task of trying to put Ihe British economy in the black. Addressing opponents of his antistrike legislation who launched a "Wilson must go" campaign last week, the British leader said: "I know what is going on. I am going on. Your government is going on. "I do not Intend to allow this government to be diverted from its task by petty divisions on policies, procedures and person- alities." He got rousing cheers from supporters at a party ral- ly, drowning out scattered heck- ling. Wilson warned rebellious fac- tions in the party: "If this La- bor movement insists on weak- ening itself by divisive action, the only beneficiaries will be the Tories, and I mean the possibili- ty of a Tory government elected as a result of our divisions." Unpopular austerity measures and proposed legislalion to curb wildcat strikes are "priorities of government against art econom- ic background, against a world background, which has been changing rapidly for the past 20 Wilson said. "The Tories never faced up to that change. That Is why have inherited the continuing problem of paying our way in Ihe he declared. The government's restrictioni on wages and spending have HAROLD WILSON brought the Labor government'i popularity to its lowest ebb in five years. And its attempt to curb crippling wildcat strikes has enraged trade unionists and leftwingers who get up in arms at any interference with union rights. Labor stalwarts appear to be In for a major disaster this week In the election of local councilmen in 320 boroughs and more than 400 urban districts of England and Wales, and in 196 boroughs in Scotland. Forecasts indicate the party stands to'lose control of every British city'of more than lOO.OOO.populaiion, its worst showing in 38 years. The Labor party strength -has decljncd steadily since 1964, los- ing J.750 seatsjbn local councils. What's So Special About FREE CHECKING NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 Qnd NONE if you're over. That's Member, F.D.T.C. a quick beginning of the troop withdrawals. Sen. Hugh Scott of Pennsylva- nia, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, Friday called for the re- turn home of a substantial block of U.S. troops as a means of in- ducing North Vietnam to begin serious bargaining in Paris. A day earlier Sen. George Aiken of Vermont, top Republi- can oh the Senate Foreign Rela- tions Committee, had called on the Nixon administration to be- gin pulling forces out. There have been other calls over the last several months for a troop cutback. White House officials said, however, President Nixon is de- termined to stick to his own plan. Although administration offi- Heavy Agenda Faces Council And Governor CONCORD, N.H. (AP) A lengthy agenda awaits Gov. Walter Peterson and his Execu- tive Council Tuesday. A top item is the request for confirmation of the naming of Max Wiviott of Arlington, Vs. as director, Philip McCarthy of Nashua as deputy director, and Paul Duval of Manchester as coordinator of the Governor's Commission on Crime and De- liquency. Meantime, Acting Director C. A. Peterson is asking for ap. proval of the retention of a con- sultant firm to work up the ini- tial year's plan so that the com- mission can become eligible for in federal funds. clals have seemed hard pressed to strike an optimistic about the Paris talks, the ad- ministration idea seems to be not to appear discouraged about the .situation. This apparently is why the ev- idence cited by White House sources dealt with the question of progress in the bargaining at Paris father than progress in terms of moving toward' an agreement. But White House sources conceded over the weekend that North Vietnam still seems not to have made the basic decision to accept for some years an inde- pendent South Vietnam. Without such a decision, officials here believe, a negotiated settlement of the "war is impossible. Nixon's major hopes for the future, therefore, evidently rest more on his confidence in the buildup of South Vietnamese military .-and political .-stability In what he judges to be the de- dining striking power of North Vietnamese-Viet Cong forces In South Vietnam. White House officials said that the enemy clearly has less strik- ing power now than at the time of the TET offensive a year ago and they predicted it will Have even less next year. White House officials said, in answering reporters' questions, that Nixon is prepared to be flexible about the form of a peace settlement, if the negotia- tions ever get to that point. He would be prepared to accept ei- ther a public or a secret agree- ment. A secret agreement might be necessary to try to cover up officially the fact that North Vietnam has troops in South Vietnam but has never admitted It. Drug Abuse Course Planned in Nashua Introduced today at the weekly meeting of tlie Nashua Rotary Club was a program for conduct- ing a concentrated course here dealing with the drug abuse prob- lem among school children. Paul Tracy, chief of police, fold Rotarians that since the problem is one of the most serious ever to face this area, it is felt Ihat a concentrated course held at Rivier College would provide the necessary leadership and incen- tive- (or its prospective students- area teachers. The program would receive national recognition as It is a pilot program in New England and it, could result in Rivier re- ceiving direct and indirect finan- cial, support for having assisted the community. The establishment of this spe- cial educational program for the teachers in Nashua's public and private school teachers is being coordinated by the Nashua Police Department, under supervision of Tracy and'Sgt. Everett Costa. The program will include such topics as Human Behavior, Legal Obligations, Medical Aspects and new methods in Dialogue Teach- KUHLS MARINE PRODUCTS Available at Nashua Wallpaper Co. W. Pearl St, 882-W91 Open Tliiirn. 4 Frl. Klghti 'Til 5 ing. Instructors will be Dr. Silvio R. Laccetti, professor of Human- ities at Stevens Institute of Tech- nology in Hoboken, N. J., and Brother Roger Bernier of Bishop Guertin High School. They will be assisted by visiting area, doc- tors and lecturers from the Nash- ua Police Department. The course, as projected, would receive accreditation from the New Hampshire Department of Education, hopefully for two or three credits. The program already has the support of the city's super- intendent of, schools and the Board. of Education. Nashua's indus- tries and industrial leaders have also indicated an interest in the plan. Classes are projected.from to p. m. three evenings a week for two-week periods and all day on two Saturdays. Assisting Tracy in his presen- tation to the club were Sgt. Costa and Seth Ames, director of pub- lic relations and development for Rivier, Charles W. Weaver Jr., presi- dent of the Rotary Club, presided at the meeting. j GREETINGS TO NASHUA A new approach to helping you find the job which become a career with the right company. TRUDO-LEHMAN ASSOCIATES 92 Main St. (82-0441 Die in N.H. Accidents By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fivft persons Including a brother and sister killed in a car crash and a college student who drowned died in acci- dents over the weekend in New Hampshire. .Sandra Murphy, 20, of Exe- ter, and her brother, William Murphy, 19, a student at the University of New Hampshire, were killed late Sunday night in a head-on crash on Route 101 in Stratham. Police identified the driver of the other car as Raymond Snei- der, 31, of Exeter. He was alone and. not seriously injured. The body of Lawrence Legere, 19, of Naugatuck, Conn., a Neiv Hampshire College recovered today from Crystal Lake in Manchester. Robert Menken, 24, of Aliens- town, died Saturday at a Man- chester hospital five hours aft- er his car ran off Route 3 in Hopksett. Menken had re- cently moved from Marlboro, Mass. John Bebris, 52, of Rochester, a former professional soccer plas'er and coach in Europe who took part in the 1939 Olym- pics, was killed Friday night in a four-car crash on Dover Point Road In Dover.. The deaths brought the state's traffic fatality loll for the year to 47. By EDWIN L. DALE JR. New York Times Servlot WASHINGTON The chief Congressional strategist on So- cial Security legislation plans no benefit increase this year but a sizable one next year at least 10 per cent. The planning of Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has become known. This committee will concen- trate this year on tax legisla- tion. For next year, Mills is now contemplating a major Social Security bill as usual, will also encompass changes in the welfare laws. These are some provisions of next year's. Social Security bill that now seem probable. would rise by 10 per cent, possibly more, de- pending on the increase in the consumer price index this year. "wage base" would be expanded, in a series of steps, to as high as compared with now. This is the amount of earnings on which social security tax is paid, and on which benefits are based. minimum benefits would be increased to perhaps ?70 a month, a bigger percent- age rise than for beneficiaries generally. present Social Security tax schedule may or may not be changed, depending on the state of the trust fund and the revenues collected this year. The rise in the wage base would in itself increase reve- nues to help pay for the higher benefits. President Nixon has proposed a 7 per cent Social Security benefit increase this year and presumably Intends to send a message to Congress on this matter. Former President Johnson proposed 10 per cent In his budget and state-of-the- union messages. But there has been a strong feeling among observers that Congress, as It usually does, will enact the Social Security Increase In the election year rather than the "odd" year. This, according to Mills' think- ing, now appears a certainty. Nixon's message, if he sends one this year, would amount to going through the motions. Thus the President might de- cide to' wait himself until next year to make a different pro- posal of his own; though offi- cials.: have not disclosed any such Intention. In any case, with no bill enacted this year Nixon will un- doubtedly make an administra- tion proposal next year..A bill of some kind next year is as certain as anything can be In government. Nixon also intends to recom- mend important welfare re- forms, probably In a message this year. Mills' intention is to preserve the tradition that.wel- fare reforms should be included in the same legislation as So- cial Security changes. That means no. welfares re- form this year. But that has long been tacitly accepted by administration officials in any case, even though the message may be sent this year. If a large expansion of the Social Security wage base, per- haps to as much as takes place as now contem- plated by Mills and others; the implications would be major for millions of "semi-affluent" Americans. It would mean that their Social Security benefits, upon retirement, would rise to a meaningful much as ?500 a month for those young enough to work for a while at the new wage base figure. The decision to put off Social Security legislation until next year will affect the over-all budget for the forthcoming fis- cal year. Expenditures, will be million less than the latest Nixon estimate of billion. Two Escape Injury As Gar Strikes Pole Two Nashua youths escaped serious injury when their car left a Pelham road at p.m. yes- terday and struck a utility pole. Escaping from the crash were: Donald Picard, 17, of Fairview Avenue, Nashua, listed as the driver of the car; and his passen- ger, Kevin Parker, 16, also of Fairview Avenue. The accident occurred on Mammoth Road. Police said the vehicle was totally demolished. Investigating the incident was Sgt. Russell Corbin. Hearing on Capital Budget Tonight Final preliminary budget hearings, preparatory to the is- suance of the 1969 municipal budget, will be held tonight starting at with the capital improvements account the ma- jor item of discussion. Items in the improvement ac- count released by Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan total com- pared to allowed for that purpose in 1968. Among the largest expendi- tures in the capital budget are for the construction of an enclosed swimming pool as requested by the Park-Recrea- tion Commission; as the city's share of ths Myrtle Street urban renewal project; to defray addition a 1 costs for acquisition of the Four Hills area for a sanitary land- fill site; and for sewer extension requests. "This account represents re- quests from the individual de- partments in our local govern- ment that are over and above the normal operating costs for the 5'ear Sullivan said to- day. "This is not to say that these requests would not be benefi- cial to each department towards TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 18 Obituaries 2 Classifieds ll'earson 4 improving our overall services, but whether we should embrace all these this year is subject lo our discretion and should be screened thoroughly by all those who are responsible for attempt- ing to control our local economy In this inflationary period. Public Confidence "It is said (hat a well docu- mented and thoroughly e x- plained budget will inspire pub- lic confidence more effectively than any other action either by the aldermen or the Sullivan continued. "Failure to look beyond the current budget can multiply fu- ture problems. Here we are looking beyond the present to the future. "We must determine whether these many requests which are over and above the annual oper- ating costs and which already reflect the Inflationary spiral are wants or actual needs. "It should be understood that the 1969 budget does not offer any magic solution to the com- plex problems relating to direc- tion and control of our public business. "The budget process will al- ways be affected by political, economical and social forces originating in Ihe community ralher than in City Hall alone." Other capital budget expendi- tures listed include: Air, conditioning of City Hall, City Hall renovations, purchase of a safely van for the police department, fire department, pur- chase of an aerial ladder, implementation of an expansion program, public works department, pur- chase of a catch basin cleaner, snow loader, covering grading and seeding of the Lincoln Park landfill site, widen Amherst Street near the turnpike, city garage alteration and land ac- quisition on Tyler Street, Park-Recreation Department, tennis courts, labor and mate- rial, dump truck, lights for'a Softball field, new playgrounds, hockey, rink materials, fencing, two-way radios, front end loader and assembly, tractor type lawn cut- ter, leaf picker trailer, 10 sets of bleach e r s, tennis court lights for Sargent Avenue, Other projects call for the ap- propriation of to pay for the second phase of (he reva- luation project currently to progress; to complete pas-ment of the TOPICS traffic study and to implement part of the program; and to computerize the tax billing sys- tem. Derry Marks Shepard Anniversary 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 Comics 18 Cook 4 Crossword 19 Editor's: 4 Financial 3 Hal Boyle 6 Lawrence 16, 1 Suburban News 14, 1 Taylor Television 1 Theaters 1 Dr. Thosteson 1 Weather Tax Problems? Bookkeeping and Accounting Services Fred Ackley By CARL C. CRAFT EAST DERRY, N.H. (AP) In this quiet village of Ms youth, not far from the airfield where he first fell In love with flights, the excitement was overpowering eight years ago today. For, from Pad 5 at then-Cape Canaveral, Kla. at IS a.m., Eastern Standard Time, on May 5, 1901 Alan B. Sheparcl Jr. of East Derry stepped into the unknown. Becoming America's first man in space, he rode Freedom 7 at miles an. hour to an altitude of 116.5 miles and landed, 15 minutes after his boiling blastoff, 302 miles down- range and was plucked safely from the Atlantic Ocean. And Americans were on their way to Ihe moon and beyond. In terms of slunninf flights since that dramatic day, Shepard's trip aboard a Mer- cury capsule was just a small step into space. But it was the vital first manned mission, by .an Ameri- can and assured this easy-going Navy test pilot a permanent place In history. In June, 1962, he made a sen- timental journey home for some of his.mom's apple and mince pies, for visits with folks and friends, and for the warm 'tribute of the state proudly pro- claiming this space pioneer at its favorite, son, He cruised a new highway named in his honor, saw his oil portrait unveiled at the State House in Concord, and prom- ised continued great stride) In the nalion's space program. In 1965, there was an unsuc- cessful attempt by Rockingham County Republican leaders to lure Shepard into New Hamp- shire politics as a candidate the U.S. Senate. He said he couldn't consider himself available as a candidate for any political office in the' foreseeable future and would re- main with the space program as long as he believes his training and experience can be utilized. His political affilialion if any has never been made public but his parenls have long been active in GOP affairs in Derry. They are retired Army Col. and Mrs. Alan B. Shepard. The astronaut's father is an In- surance broker. Shepard, now 45, and his family live in Houston, Tex., where he is an official with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Manned Space Flight Center.