Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 9, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle Sign on the back of a truck: "Please don't hug me. I'm going, ileady." ,.vW? Tfct Ttfegrapk'i lOOtfc Yeor At A DtHy Weather Drizzly, Cool Tonight" Clearing, 'Cooler Saturday FULL MPORT ON PAGE TWO VOL. 101 NO. 59 Eitablished it i Weekly October M, 1131. Incorporated u t Dully March 1, IW NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, FRIDAY, MAY 1969 Second CIiu Portage PiM At Nutaii, N. H. 22 PAGES Price TEN GENTS Peterson Stands Pat On Taxes Terrorist Bombs Kill Four Saigon police .and examine a crater-left.in the floor of Saigon's Cen- tral Post Office building by terrorist bprhbs. Two of .the charges exploded shortly after the post office opened, kill- ing four persons and injuring; 19 others.' Two iriore unexploded devices: were found in the rubble-strewn lobby in the wake of the blast. (AP Wirephbto by ra- dio from Saigon) By CARL C. CRAFT CONCORD, N. H. (AP) Gov. Walter Peterson, imld that he'll sign the 5 per cent New Hamp- fhire income tax bill if it passes -the legislature, in- listed today he's hot chang- ing his position on the sen- litive taxation reform issue. Report Of Slgalag In in article for today's edi- tion, The Concord Monitor at- tributing its information to "the highest possible sources in the Republican administration" reports Peterson has said he'll ligii the income' tax measure tnd won't publicly deny the re- port. The-governor" maintalhi: "My position relative to the need for new sources of revenue remains consistent arid has not changed. "During- the I made plain my belief that we should thoroughly study the al-- location of .all resources to make certain that we make the best use of what we have avail- able. "The Citizens'Task Force ef- fort to help accomplish this now under way with highly com- petent chairmanship and per- ionnel. Nixon Ponders Peace Offer By LEWIS GVLICK .WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon is expected tq, instruct his Paris envoys to determine whether the Viet Con's 10-point Viet- nam, peace plan is a propa- ganda gimmick or a sign of. readiness for serious bar- gaining. Basic Issues ,The 10 points, proposed by the Viet Cong's Tran Buu Kiem. at Thursday's Paris session, stack up'.basically as a combination of elements in the four and'five- point plans long standard in North Vietnamese and Viet Cong' diplomatic presentations. the new text omitted their, customary propaganda polem- ics, into greater .detail than before, used some different phrasings and left guities to whet the appetites of strategists jearching-for a break in the lengthening stale- mate at the conference 'tilde.-. It also was noted that Kern's statement was the first such en- emy presentation since the re- turn to Paris of Le Due Thp, the most powerful member of the North Vietnamese negotiating team, from consultations in Ha- 'noi. Nixon discussed the 'enemy plan with security affairs advis- er Henry A. Kissinger, at Key Biscayne, Fla., following the news from Paris. Since ,the President sees se- cret talks as the best way to make negotiating progress, the U.S. mission headed by Henry Cabot Lodge probably will try to sound out enemy envoys' pri- vately: Both the Florida White House and the Slate Department in Washington were keeping silent on any'U.S. reaction .to !the .ene- my proposal at this time. There was a possibility a South Viet- namese response would come from Saigon following U.S. con- sultations with the Thieu gov- ernment. The 10-polnt proposition 'dealt with issues fundamental for both of for- eign forces and the political fu- ture of South Vietnam. The .Viet Corig statement called for a. pullout of all, .U.S. troops uncohdiiionaUy without pledging a withdrawal of North Vietnamese forces or'even ad-, mittihg. they are in South Viet- nam. This has been rejected by the Allies in the past. But it also without am- plification, that "The question of the Vietnamese armed forces in .South Vietnam shall be re- solved by the Vietnamese par- ties among themselves." And it proposed "international supervi- further of American troops. The United States has'been proposing international supervi- sion to safeguard a settlement U.S. negotiators would be interested if Hanoi is willing to accept international' inspection to insure that its forces go home too. "I hire presented balanced budget (o legislature, ft- danced by moderate increases In present revenue lourcei that will permit orderly growth. "If the legislature votes in favor of ,i realisation of re- sources or inaugurates addition- tl spending programs over and above my recommendations, then they must meet the ensu- ing need for additional reve- nue." Dramatic Announcement On Thursday, House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh, R-Nashua, dramatically announced his sup- port for the 5 per cent income tax bill and told the legisla- ture, just before the start of de- bate on the budget "If-this be political suicide, so be it Then, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman John Rat- off, R-Hampton, revealed his in- fluential committee voted'12-19 in favor of this measure that would give New Hampshire the first broad-based tax in its his- tory. It is learned a head-count Is being taken in the House, with pledges reportedly. obtained from almost enough members to force the issue into a very tight vote, possibly making this the' first time in history that the House will pass a broad-based tax. The often-frustrated, advocates of major taxation reform in New the only state without one of the so- called broad-based .levies on ei- ther, all sales or air incomes, with various exemptions are attempting to consolidate their forces for what shapes up a classic. showdown in' the'- House next Wednesday when the bill is brought in for a' Rep. Robert a Man- chester Democrat who leads the minority, forces in the GbP-dohi- inated House, praised Cobleigh because "to announce publicly a change of this political magni- tude takes great courage and conviction." Alarmed Nixon Will Present Views on College Disorders Bond Issue Proposed For Garden Si. Land A resolution authorizing a issue to acquire the W; J. Neverett Realty Corp.'. properties on Garden Street will be submitted to the Board of Aldermen for a first reading Tuesday night. The measure ..will be intro- duced in conjunction with a pe- tition to acquire the properties by eminent domain. The petition was presented to the aldermen at their April 22 meeting and referred to the lands and buildings committee. It is expected the aldermanic board will consider the petition' at their .Tuesday, meeting in terms offsetting a public hear- ing for the condemnation pro- ceedings, with the bond issue to be offered as a means of fi- nancing the acquisition. Sponsor of .the bond issue resolution is AJderman-at-Large Francis LaFiamme, chairman of the lands and buildings com- mittee.. The Neverett properties, situ- ated next to City Hall on the north side, include a vacant brick garage with storefront, a wooden house at Garden and Elm Streets and a parking lot between the buildings and the Elm Street municipal parking lot. Condemnation proceedings were recommended by the lands and buildings committee after it failed to reach an agreement with the' Neverett interests on purchase of the properties. By ROBERT B. SEMFLE JR. Niw York TintH Ntwi airvlci KEY; BISCAYNE, Fia. Alarmed by rising disorders on college campuses and anxious to make his own views clear, Pres- ident Nixon plans to make an- other major statement on Hit subject within the next few weeks. The President's intention to address commencement exer: .cises at the Air Force Academy in Colorado was disclosed here today by Press Secretary .Bon- aid L. Ziegler. 'Nixon is visiting his Key Biscayne retreat for four days of conferences with some of his political and foreign policy advisers. TONIGHT'IN THE. TELEGRAPH Abby 11 Obituaries Z Classifieds Pearson 4 20, 21 Comics Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Boyle Sports Ifi Suburban 16: News 12, IS 4; Taylor 4 Television Theaters 15 15 Lawrence 4 Dr. Thosteson 1! Nashua Scene 4 i Weather 2 Ziegier did not "'disciiss; the content of Nixon's commehce- ment address, but it was learned that sortie of his aides had sug- gested that he use It as a vehicle for spelling out the administra- tion's .position on the turbulence now spreading across the aca- demic landscape. A draft statement has already been, prepared by Nixon's speechwriting team. But it is likely to undergo revision as the debate within the White House continues over the proper role of the President and the boun- daries of his authority in the present crisis. That debate has been far more Intense than the public evidence would indicate. His ad- visers have talked about the issue nearly every .morning at their 7'. 45 staff meetings; his writers have been busily pre- paring material; and the Presi- dent himself has reportedly been in touch with friends, on college campuses and. has in- structed his two principal Intel- lectuals-in-residence Henry A. Kissinger and Daniel Patrick Moynihati to monitor campus Senate Okays Teacher Minimum CONCORD, :N.H. (AP) The Senate has given initial approv- al'to a bill that would set an annual' a year minimum salary for public school teach- ers. The measure was dispatched to'the Senate Finance Commit- tee, where it will undergo in- spection of its million price tag. A motion to kill the bill lost, 16'5 Thursday.- A move to send it back to the Education Committee failed on voice vote. In the House: A Senate-passed measure creating a uniform weights and 'measures law in New Hamp- with far-reaching' provi- ilqns on truth in packaging and advertisingi iwas amended by the House Thursday. The lower chamber voted 141- 97 to'. accept the. Agriculture Committee's amendment raising the price tag from the that the Senate wanted to a new total of As originally en- tered in the Senate, the bill called for The measure as amended by the House, was sent to-Its Ap- propriations Committee for still another look at the :cost. House decided ;to delay action, until next week, on'a bill proposing construction of a million toll road from Hampton to Keehe. As approved in amended form by the House Public Works Committee, the measure: calls for a consultant's study to de- termine the economic feasibility of such a plan. House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh, R-Nashua, a the sponsor. In other legislative develop- ments: Action is scheduled in the Senate Tuesday on a pair of measures aimed at curbing the flow of obscene material to min- ors. Both'have the-approval of the Judiciary Committee. The key bill is modeled after a comprehensive New York sta- tute that clearly defines .what shall be considered obscene. It prohibits the sale of such ma- terial to any persons imder age -17. Atty. Gen. George Pappagian- is says the bill would- improve the current obscenity law ;but said he .couldn't guarantee it would withstand a constitution- :alily test at The other measure is a lim- ited one that would prohibit adults from showing' porhogra- What's So Special About FREE CHECKING. AT NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're tinder 65 and NONE if you're over. That's Member, P.D.I.G MARINE PRODUCTS Available at Nashua Wallpaper Co. 121 W.'Pearl St. IK-MM Opn Thurt, frl. 'Til phic material .to minors even if they are relatives. Meanwhile, the Judiciary Committee has given its bless- ing to a bill providing for two' more Superior Court justices. This measure also is due for a decision Tuesday. The committee also calls for sending the Judicial''Council a bill that would enact a credit card crime law. A House-passed bill aimed at discontinuing terms of Superior Court at Nashua is being re- jected by the committee. Comptroller Leonard Hill reports the state gets back less than one-tenth of the money it pays to the federal government in taxes. He said New Hampshire had the lowest per capita federal re- turn in New England. Tax Problems? Bookkeeping and Accounting Services Fred Aclcjey attitudes seek- the counsel of their academic colleagues in Cambridge and elsewhere. Several Issues Several issues have emerged during fhese discussions. One is the President's role. Some of Nixon's advisers. have urged 'strongly that.he appear on na- tionwide television as a.means of applying the moral influence' of the presidency to check the rising disorders. Others, however, have argued that a major television speech would'tend to turn what is es- sentially, a. local issue into a na- tional issue, thereby giving the campus militants precisely the 'broad attention they; seek. Until now the administration has seemed to be speaking wilh more than one voice. Nixon'-s first public pronouncement on the subject a state meat framed in part by Moyhihan and released in San Clemeiite, Calif.; on March 22 was an essen- tially .modest document, con- demning the use of "physical in- timidation" on. college cam- puses but indicating clearly that the task of dealing with student protesters was a matter for the universities and not the Federal Government. Nixon also said that some of the grievances of the student protesters' we re' legitimate. Raiche, however, remains un- decided, according to Manches- ter-.delegation chairman tlarcel Vachdh's poll oMhe group-rep- resenting the state's largeit city in the legislature a poll he said gfcve 48 votes against the income tax bill, 4 for it, I un- decided and the other 3 couldn't be reached. The income tax measure would earn at least ?52 million A a year, with 80 per cent of the revenue going directly to local 'communities and the rest to the atate government The measure repeals a variety of: existing .taxes including levies on inven- tory, interest and dividends. 'The. exemption schedule is ,ityled so that a family of four earning a year would pay income tax to the state t House Majority Leader Har- lan Logan, R-Plainfield, backi the income tax levy and It among those directing the move to get it passed) Former state Senate President Stewart Lamprey of Moulton- boro, who since has resigned the upper chamber to become federal co-chairman of the New England Regional Commission, said in his final address that the state needed broad based taxea. Nashua: Legislators Divided on Tax Plan By Claudette Durocher Rep. Roland H. LaPlante (D-Ward chairman of the city's delegation to the the delega- tion appears divided on the five per cent Income tax bill which won the unexpec- ted approval of House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh yesterday. Many Calls LaPlanle said he re- ceived numerous .telephone calls from residents, most of. them opopsed to the imposition of the proposed tax. He urged Nashuaris to call their representatives and voice their opinions ion the issue' be- fore the bill-is considered" for a sHowdowri vote'''next Tuesday or Wednesday. Also reporting considerable in- terest on the tax bill was Rep. Maurice L'. Bouchard (R-Ward 1) "Mv phone was really hum- ming on this last he said Bouchard said he is against the bit! and favors Instead the im- position of a corporate sales or income tax. As it is, he said, working guy and especially those, in the middle class" will end up. the brunt of the tax load. Expanding on his views, Bou- chard said he would hope the state could get along on a "patchwork basis" until the next biennium when the Task Force recommendations can be imple- mented, and hopefully, the fede- f ral government will consider sharing its tax dollar with the states. Following K list of area'legis- lalors Senators Richard W. Leo- nard, 7 Farmington Road, Na- shua, and Thomas Clayeati, 117 Highland St., Cree- ley S Amherst. Nashua 'Representatives: M a u-r i c e L. Bouchard, 17 Charles St., Jean R. 'Wallin, S Durham St., Helen A. Barker, 10 Dartmouth St., Marshall W. Cobleigh, speaker of the House, 42, Sherri-Aiur Avenue, 'Louis D. Record Jr., 9 Reservoir St., Agenor Belcourt, 38 P e r-h a m.' St., Roland H. LaPlahte, "chair- man of city delegation, 70 Chan- dler SI, Romeo H Lesage ,9 Tolles St, Peter R Cote, 68 Bowers St, Theresa Drabino- wicz, 56 Temple S( Samuel F. Mason, 15 Harvard William A Desmarais, 14 Fifth St, Henry J Lachance, 'Ml West Holhs St, Arthur Po- liquin, 6 Ninth St, Aithur J. Bouley, 14 Sawyer St, Francis J. Chanfaid, 19 Beech tfga'ret S Cote, 273 Main St, Adelard J Aubut, 79 Allds St, Ralph W Boisvert, 1 Thomas iSl', Wilfred A. Boisvert, MA King St, Robert A Dion, Pine St, Eugene I Dubois, 24 Park Avenue, Leo 0 Sums, M Park Avenue, Oscar P. Bissoh- hette, 15 Euclid Avenue, Ernest R.. Coiitermarsh, 22 Meadow- brook Drive, John H. Latour, chairman of county delegation, D.exter St Area representatives include: 'John M Bednar, Christopher W Gallagher, Phyliis M Kee- ney, Robert C Lynch, Hudson; (.Mile's. J., H. Pea- body, Pelham, Webster E. Bridges Ji Brooklme, Daniel iBrocklebank, Hollis; Harold W. Watson, John Wnght Jr Mer- Malcolm M iRosco'e N. Coburh, Charles W. -Fcrgiison, Milford; Philip C. .Heald Jr., Wilton; Edward G. Warren, Lyndeborough, Orson Bragdon, Kenneth W Spal- dmg Jr, Amherst Ferne P. Adams; Charles H. Gay, Hayford T Kimball, Mau- rice W Read, Kenneth L Sen- rter, Derry, Charles H Hall, 'Edward J Oimiston, London- derry, Maurice T Tarbell, Anthony DeCeiare Jr., Jeannette Gelt, Arthur B. Marden, Roy Mornll, Bessie M. 'Morrison; James A. Sa- lem, Arthur F Mann, Fred E Murray, Peleiborough, David 'L, Nixon, 'New Boston. Aldermen's Salary LaPlante also reported that's .bill which would have increased the Nashua aldermen's salary -.was reported inexpedient to leg- islate, this week. 'Another bill to give Nashuans 85 years and over a real estate 'tax exemption if they earn t or less was recommend- for passage yesterday by the following a public ;hearing 'here last week. He said a bill pertaining similar exemption, but on I state-wide basis, has cleared the Senate and it may super- sede the Nashua bill. An executive session of the delegation, he said, will be called early next week to form a recommendation on a bill to merge Nashua welfare agency with the health department The welfare agency is now under the supervision of the city clerk who is also overseer of he poor. Rep. and Maurice L. Bouchard., is sponsor the merger bill and it was reviewed at a public hear- NASHUA SOLONS Page I Extradition Is Ordered For Gilbert .CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) Gov Paul Laxalt has signed an extradition order to return George B, Gilbert, 48, formerly of Hudson, N.H., charged in Massachusetts with -murdering his wife, Mary, 36. Gilbert and .his wife disap- peared on a boating trip off Gloucester, Mass, Sept IS, 1066, and Massachusetts author- ities said fishermen picked up remains of her body in a plastic bag nine months after the cou- ple were reported musing. Gilbert's -reappearance came when he was found unconscious and apparently suffering from amnesia beside a Toad in North Las Vegas in January. Gilbert still has recourse tl Nevada courts if he wants to fight extradition. Laxalt's report Thursday stat- ed there was some question whether Massachusetts had jur- isdiction in the case. The findings also noted con- flicting evidence as to where Gilbert was oh the date of' the alleged crime. Laxalt added, however, there was "sufficient documentation and evidence" .to warrant sign- ing the extradition papers. Budget Ready for Aldermen The 1969 municipal budget, in the preparation process since Feb- ruary, will be submitted to'the aldermen for a first reading next i Thursday night. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan' said he plans to hand copies of the budget to the aldermen at their .regular meeting Tuesday, night. Sullivan said .with the first read- ing set for Thursday, the alder- men would have two days.to pe- ruse the fiscal outlay. After, a the next step in approval procedures for the budget is the setting of a public -hearing. This has been tentatively uled for May 23 by Sullivan with the'second reading and final pass- age aimed for-the May 27 alder- manic meeting. At the capital improvements budget hearing Monday night, the last in a -series of hearings on tHe budget'by the aldermen and the'mayor, Sullivan said, he in- "tended'to have the budget com- pleted for formal submission at .the Tuesday night aldermanic session. He said today preparation ol the final draft of the-.capital im- provements account, plus incor- poration of the newly set up capi- tal reserve equipment fund, have held up the budget. According to the. aldermanie rules of procedure, the budget would have had to be submitted yesterday by 5 p.m. to permit a first reading at Tuesday's aider- manic session. Msgr. Francis J. Llally and Eliot A. Carter Rivver College Honbraty Degree Candidates Forecloied Let Sacrifice All lot' III "ili taliif tar M.OOO. nut In EiltDte RiiRlnfnn. .Onll Gtte City Electric 189.2144 At its 34th commencement to be held June 1, Rivier College will confer two honorary- de- grees Doctor of Humane Let- ters one on Monsignor Fran- cis J. Lally, P.D., LL.D., editor of The wi.ll.be this year's Commencement speaker, and the second oh Eliot A. Car- ter, of Nashua, prominent busi- ness executive and humani- tarian. Msgr. Lally has been editor of The Pilot since 1952. He wa.1 named a Papal Chamberlain in 1952 and in Ii5t selected as' Domestic Prelate. In HS5 he be- came a Chevalier in the.French Legion of Honor. He is a mem- fcef of'the advisory-boards and trustee of many institutions, in- cluding Assumption Coll e g e, Worcester; Opera Company of Boston; United States Commit- tee for. UNICEF; fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Carter Profile Carter is retired vice presi- dent, of Nashua Corporation and current Chairman of the Board of Truiteei of the Nashua, MSGR. PHANCIS J. 'MILT Hampshire Foundation, and director oi Pennichuck Water .Works. Carter is a well known, hu- manitarian who has combined his'talents to serve business, government, and the commu- nity, CARTER Aside from his business suc- cesses, he has served five terms in the New Hampshue Geneial three in the House of .Representatives, and two in the State Senate, In addition he has found time to lend his efforts to the itudy. organization o( the Workmen's Compensation Act, arid as head of the New Hampshire Committee on. Eco- nomic Development. A Yale graduate, class of 1909, he is a veteran of three wars. He served in the Mexican Border War. the first World War. where he was wounded in action and received the Distin- guished Service Cross, second highest military award. He was again called into service during Worid World War H and overseas for several months. Throughout the sears Carter has been engaged in a number of civic projects aimed at the betterment of the community arid he helped Nashua launch ill Community Chest drives in the early thirties His recent sup- port to the Nashua Library proj- ect is one that will have great meaning. The Nashua Chamber of Com? merce selected Carter cittien of the jear in He was presi- dent of that organization in 1IW. Carter tw been a reiWent of Nashua for N ytaxi.