Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 12, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle For fixing things around the house, nothing beats a man handy with a checkbook. Ifif Tht Ttbfroph'i 100th Ytor At A Dolly Ntwspoptr... Weather Clear, Cool Tonight Fair, Cool Tuesday FULL REPORT ON PAGI TWO VOL. 101 NO 61 BUbUihwUi October H.IIM D1 Incorporated ai a Dityr Much 1. 1M NASHUA, NEW -MONDAY, MAY 12, 1969 Second CIisi Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 22 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Eye Federal Court V ,_____ U.S. District Judge Refuses By CARL C. CRAFT CONCORD, N.' H. (AP) The Federal Court of Ap- peals in Boston was expected to 'be the next step in the legal ladder today 'for. attorneys attempting to free, 45 young persons convicted of contempt of a court order to get out of Dartmouth .College's administration building lUnitK Ready for Countdown Apollo 10'Astronauts are ready to be gin the countdown for Sunday's launch Ing of the moon mission. Left to right Eugene A Cernan, Lunai Module pilot; John W Young, Command Module pilot and Thomas P. Stafford, commander. Moon Shot Countdown Set By Howard Benedict CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) the Apollo 10 countdown starts at mid- night- tonight. If all goes well, three astronauts will e._ be launched on a trail. gf blazing moon orbit next Sunday. Lunar Landing In July ;The mission is to lake man within feet of the moon. That will pave the way for the Apollo 11 team to attempt a lu- liar landing in July. Fjying Apollo 10 will be an all-veteran crew: Air Force Col. Thomas P. Stafford and Navy Cmdfs. John W. Young and .Eu- gene A. Cernan. Stafford' and Young have made two space trips each and Cernan one. The countdown will take 93 hours, but it will he spread out over 5H days. The additional time will be used up planned holds to give the crew rest- and' time to correct any; problems which may arise. There are only five days this month when the moon is in a fa- vorable position to receive visi tors from earth. .If Apollo 10 cannot get off the ground -during this period, the launch will' have to be postponed until the next opportune interval in mid June That could delay the planned Julj 16 liftoff of Apollo 11 until August. Stafford, who will command Apollo 10, says the flight "is de- signed to .tie together all. .the knots, to try to.sort but all the unknowns and pave the way for a lunar landing ev- erything exactly as on the land- ing mission except the final de scent to the lunar-surface. "When the Apollo 11 astro- nauts hear our description and study our photographs >e want, them to feel as if they had been, there he said. After streaking for thi ee s Into space, the astronauts ale to 'fire themselves into orb'it. 69 e the moon following almost the same path as the' Apollo 8 pilots did on their moon orbit journey in1 December. Halfway through their stay in orbit, Stafford and Cer- nan will transfer through a con- necting tunnel into.a lunar mod- ule, or LEM, the bug-like vehi- cle designed to land men on the moon. 'They will detach it from the command ship and jockey into an. orbit that twice will take them less than 10 miles above the intended Apollo 11 landing -site. They will take pictures and radar readings as they pass over- the target area near the crater..Moltke in the Sea of Tranquilrh They, will fly a tricky rendez- ous to i ejom Young in the com- mand ship, making the same moves Apollo 11 must exercise to leave the moon after its land- ing Once Stafford and Cernan returned to the command vehicle thej will lick the LEM free in space and spend another da} r m orbit, photographing po- tential landing areas and learn- ing sow to navigate around the moon' Then all three will start the 54-hour return trip to a splash- down in the Pacific Ocean. The flight is to last eight days, Fortas Resignation Sought NEW YORK (AP) Atty. GEII. John Mitchell reportedly has met with Chief Justice Earl Warren and asked him to urge Supreme Court Justice Abe For- tas to resign. Newsweek magazine said Sun- day (hat Mitchell, acting on or- ders from President Nixon, lold that the Justice Depart- has "far more serious" in- E'lformation than has been re- so far and that "the facts to come out eventu- The magazine said Mitchell hoped Warren would go to For- wilh these facts and suggest resign. '7i; Fortas, whose nomination last p5 N.H, Teens in N.Y. Drug Case te AMENIA, N.Y. (AP) Three Hampshire teen-agers charged with drug viola- Sunday by stale police, who said narcotics and narcotic implements were found in their possession. The three, Clinton Crowder, 18, Thomas Goupil, 16, and James Hay word, 17, all from Laconia, were held overnight in Dutchess County jail in lieu of bail each. They ivere charged wilh crim- inal possession of dangerous drugs and possession of narcotic Implements. State police said they were ar- rested on Route 22 near thii Dutchess County town when a trooper, stopping their car for a routine traffic check, saw a bag thrown from the auto. It contained marijuana and a quantity of pills, according to itate police. year by President Lyndon B. Johnson to.be chief justice was withdrawn under heavy congressional pressure, has come under new fire since the disclosure that hi but later returned, a fee from a charitable foundation set up by the family of Louis Wolf- son, a financier now in jail after being convicte'd of violating se- curities laws. Rep. H. R. R-Iowa, said Sunday he has prepared ar- ticles of impeachment.'against. Fortas and will present.Ihem in the House unless .'the-justicefeY signs in a "reasonable time." He did not say what he.views'as a reasonable time. Gross said his cuses Forlas of malfeasance, misconduct and impropriety, based largely on the fee from the Wolfson foundation. A few hours before Gross'' Sen. Walter F. Mbn- dale of Minnesota becarne (he first Democratic senator to say- publicly that Fortas should re- sign. At a news conference in Min- neapolis, Mortdale. called the sit- uation a.national .tragedy and said he was acting "because no one else seemed willing to .do Soviet Leader Nikolai Podgorny In North Korea MOSCOW (AP) Soviet President Nikolai V Podgorny left today for a five day official visit to North Korea No specific purpose was given for the visit, but it comes just three weeks before the world Communist conference is scheduled to meet in Moscow. Newsweek also said President Nixon' discussed Fortas at the regular White House strategy session last week, urging party leaders "not to involve this mat- ter in partisanship" and ex- pressing hope that no one would rush toward impeachment. Rep. Gerald H. Ford of Michi- gan, the House Republican lead- er, said Sunday the impeach- .merit move is Gross' affair alone and the GOP leadership has neither taken a position on the matter nor considered tak- ing one.. -..Rep. Emanuel Cell'er, D-N.Y., said Sunday Fqrlas should give "some further explanation" of his involvement with Wolfson. Ceiler is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which would have to. act on impeach- ment proceedings. Move U.S. District Judge Hugh Bownes denied a move for a writ of habeas corpus Sunday night, saying the defense attor- neys failed to prove any consti- tutional rights had been vio- lated. New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank Keni- son, acting Saturday on a simi- lar petition entered in his court, also'had rejected a request for euch an order. The 45, most pf them Dart- mouth students, were sentenced at Woodsville Friday by Graf- ton County Superior Court Jus- tice Martin Loughlin. He or- dered them to serve 30 days in .jail and pay fines each. The young people were con- victed'by Loughlin of defying his order to end their 12-hour occupation of the building. The habeas corpus action is a bid by the attorneys to gain an inquiry into the lawfulness of the imprisonment. The attorneys base their case on these two constitutional points: They claim the 45 have N.H. Records Two Deaths On Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At least two persons died in accidents over the weekend in New Hampshire. One was killed in an auto crash, the oilier drowned. A third person was feared drowned in the same ac- cident. In Bridgewater, a man whose boat was swamped was feared drowned and a three-j'ear-old boy in a boat that attempted rescue operations on Newfound Lake drowned Sunday. Police said feared drowned was William Crocker, 62, 'of Cambridge, Mass. He was alone in a small boat that was swamped in a stiff northwest wind. George Thorp, fishing wilh three children nearby, tried to pull Crocker from the his boat also was swamped. 'He grabbed of the children. The third, Steven Frey, a neph- ew, drowned. The boy's body was recov- ered. Susan Lutes, 16, of Brent- wood, was killed in a two-car crash in Brentwood Saturday on Route 101. Her sister and driver, Carol Lutes, 17, suffered cuts of the face and legs. The driver of the other auto, Robert Sullivan, of Exeler, suffered head culs. The death brought the state's highvraj' falalily toll for the year to 50. been denied an opportunity to. prepare a defense, to the charges "since counsel retained by them have not had sufficient time jo consult with Ihem, ti> marshal and consult with their witnesses, to review legal au- thorities which may be neces- sary to an adequate and otherwise prepare for" the hearing. They contend this con- stitutes, a denial of their right to an effective counsel guaran- teed by the 7th and 14lh Amend- ments to the U.S. Constitution. They claim the action of Superior Court in denying a continuance -to the 45, while granting a one-week delay..of action' to nine others charged wilh Ihe same offense, "consti- tuted a denial of the equal pro- tection of the laws guaranteed" to the 45 by "the 14th Amend- ment to the federal Constitu- tion. These contentions were re- jected by both Bownes and Ken- ison as they denied the request for the writ. -Attorneys Ridler. Page and William Baker were turned down by Loughlin. when they asked to continue the case "for a reasonable period of time" so they could consult with the de- fendants and prepare the de-. fense. They also wanted the bail continued at for each defendant. The defense attorneys argued that the "actions which gave rise to the charge of contempt did not occur, in the courtroom and (the defendants) are en- tilled to present a defense." They maintained that the 55 who were arrested last Wednes- Boycoff Draws Little Support At Dartmouth HANOVER, N.H. (AP) About 50 persons stationed themselves in front of some Dartmouth College classroom buildings today to urge students to boycott classes in support ot 45 persons .failed and fined for contempt of courl in the recent takeover pf the administration building. It was a call for a boycott not a general sludenl strike. It appeared that they were having little impact on 'atten- dance at classes at the student Ivy League school, in- cluding undergraduates. The 50 were part of a group of 100 persons who earlier gath- ered along Dartmouth Raw, a collection of historic buildings. The dissidents had met Sun- day night to consider what they termed a non-violent action to display their unhappiness over a sentence of 30 days in jail and fine for each of the 45 convicted of criminal contempt of a Superior Court order. Moss Jail Transfer Dartmouth students board a bus for transfer from crowded Graf ton County Jail in North Haverhill after the New Hampshire Supreme Court refused to release 45 young, people who were jailed for 30 days in connection with the seizure of a Dartmouth College building. (AP Wirephoto) day morning were released from Ihe county jail on bail Wednesday afternoon and dur- ing the time "they were incar- cerated, they were unable to ob- tain counsel, marshal wit'nessei or communicate with other per- sons who might have been help- ful to them in the preparation of their defense." The attorneys also argued that the defendants "have been Informed arid believe there are witnesses whose testimony will be helpful to- some of (them) hut the- names and statements of all said witnesses have not yet been obtained by "Statements have been taken from some of the said .witnesses but counsel have had neither the opportunity to examine the statements nor the opportunity to examine the reliability of the said'witnesses." "The 45 have teen distributed to a series of jails in the state while their attorneys continue the court battle. The 55th person a juvenile is being processed separate- ly. The 55 persons including six women dema'nded an im- mediate end to ROTC on Ihe Ivy League college campus at Hanover. They were arrested by New Hampshire and Vermont slate troopers who broke down the door of the building. In- commenting Saturday on Loughlin's action, Dartmouth College Dean Thaddeus Sey- mour said "there is a clear message in. the judge's action." He added: "days-of .indulgence are over." Seymour said contempt of col- lege has been accepted by pa- tient academic communities in the spirit of free expression biit contempt for civil authorities will. not be tolerated by the courts." He said the penalty is a stiff but "it would be naive to expect indulgence from a court which allowed 12 hours for stu- dents to vacate a building vol- untarily." The college will hold its own hearings on the seizure, when students and faculty will testify before the college Committee on Standing and Conduct. Seymour said the offices were left orderly for the most part during the occupation, but slightly more than worth of items were missing including more, than in stamps.. He added that a file contain- ing information on ROTC wai broken into but It could not determined immediately if any- thing is missing. Vietnamese Ready To Air Cong Plan O By DREW MIDDLETON New York Tirrtti Servloi PARIS Ambassador Pham Dang Lam, Soulh Vietnam's chief negotiator at the peace talks, declared his government is ready, for "serious discus- sions" on both the 10-point pro- gram of the National Liberation Front or (Viet Cong) and the six points for peace of President Nguyen Van Thieu. Referring specifically to the program presented to the peace talks by the N.L.F. last- Thurs- day Lam said "we do not re- ject straight off any proposal of'the other side or suggestion." Leonard Bill Asks For Strong Mayor By CLAUBETTE DUROCHER Nashua would get a modified form of (he strong mayor-alder- men type of government under the terms of a bill expected to be introduced in the state Senate tomorrow. Rogers Bound for Saigon By JOHN M. HtGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) Secre- faiy of Slate William P. Rogers opens a series of intensive con- with South Viet- namese leaders in Saigon later this week on issues posed by the .Viet Cong's neiv 10-point peace plan. Rogers' flight schedule had him leaving (his .morning and arriving in Saigon late Wednes- day with an overnight stop in Hawaii The secretary, who is making his first far ranging trip abroad since taking office, expects to spend at-least two days in con- sultations with Saigon officials and representatives of other na- tions fighting in Vietnam. also hopes to visit U S. bases in the war zone durjng his four-day Vietnam stay Following his meetings with South Vietnamese President AMPEX PRE-RECORDED CASSETTES LARGE SELECTION Fotomart Cqrnera Corp. 178, MAIN STREET "BE FOTOSMART SHOP FOTOMART" Nguyen Van Thieu and other of- ficials in Saigon, Rogers will fly to Bangkok, Thailand, May 19 for a meeting of foreign minis- ters of the Southeast Asia Trea- ts' He also will hold followup session wilh countries which have troops fighting in South Vietnam. Apart from the issues raised by the Communist's, latest set- tlement proposals made in Par- Is last week, Rogers is expected to be questioned in detail about possible U.S. troop withdrawals from South Vietnam. There have been persistent reports that as many as Ameri- can soldiers might be pulled out of Ihe country by the year's end. Washington officials indicate President Nixon has not reached a final decision on re- duction of U.S. forces. The President's basic policy li KUHLS MARINE PRODUCTS Available at Nashua Wallpaper Co. 121W Pearl St Ol-MH Frl.' Ninhli 'Til t to determine troop withdrawals in the light of Saigon's readiness to lake over more of the fight- ing, progress in the Paris talks, and the level of enemy offensive operations'in South Vietnam. Rogers' trip will also take him on brief visits to New Dehii, In- dia; Lahore, Pakistan; 'and Ka- bul, Afghanistan. From Kabul he will fly to Iran May 25, for a meeting of the Central Treaty CENTO. Officially, Rogers will be an observer. He is due back in Washington May 29. Rogers said in a statement Friday the Viet Cong's 10-point plan, which is in major part a reslatement of earlier Commu- nist proposals, requires "careful study and clarification." "It contains some clearly un- acceptable he said, "but there are elements in It which may offer a possibility for exploration." Officials said privately limy were no! slice whether the plan was a propaganda maneuver or was advanced for the serious purpose of making a peaceful end to the war more attainable. The initial U.S. and South Viet- namese probes at Paris are ex- pected to aim at providing infor- mation on this question. Aspects of the proposal which appear lo offer the possibility of profitable explorations at Paris included indications of a Com- munist willingness lo restore the demilitarized zone and to consider prisoner exchanges. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 71 Pearson 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. Classifieds 18, 19, 20, 21 17 4 Comics -Cooks Crossword Editorial Financial Hal Royle Obituaries 4 8 H 15 12 17 17 Dr. Thosteson 7 Weather 2 Social Spoils Suburban News Taylor Television Theaters Tax Problems? Bookkeeping and Accounting Services Fred AckUy 883-3912 Slate Sen. Richard W. Leon- ard said his bill installing strong ntas'or-aldermen form of gov- ernment for Nashua is in the final drafting stages and should be ready for introduction to- morrow. Leonard's bill calls for the mayor's term to lie .increased from two years to four years. It would also empower t h e mayor to nominate the city clerk, city treasurer-tax collec- tor, welfare officer, city solici- tor, and health officer, subject to .confirmation by Ihe Board of Aldermen. The combined title of city clerk-overseer of the poor would he split with the welfare officer to be empowered with the duties of overseer of the pool- now the province of the city clerk. Under current procedures, the .cily clerk, city treasurer and city solicitor are elected by the aldermen. The welfare investi- gator is named by the cily clerk and the health officer by the Board of Health. The bill will provide for the appointment :ni an administra- tive assistant for the mayor, Leonard, said, with the intent that the assistant will be a per- son professionally trained in municipal management. Adoption of the bill would re- quire approval'in a local ref- erendum and it would take ef- fect Jan. .1, 1970. The Board of Aldermen, Leon- ard .said, .would be empowered to set all salaries, including the aldermen's and the mayor's. This he said, Would eliminate the need to get approval from the legislature for a change in either the aldermen's salary .or the mayor's. Leonard said he has'consiilled s number of persons about his bill, including the charter study commission. Lam arrived in Paris by air from Saigon yesterday. He had been in the capital.for 10 day! for consultations "with" Thieu and other members of the govern- ment. Both In a brief statement and in answer to questions put by reporters the ambassador the impression that while he be- lieves the N.L.F.'s position on "essential points is unchanged" there are some of its 10 points that "deserve to be explored." In this connection Lam men- tioned the exchange of prisoners of war, the reestablishment of the demilitarized zone and re- spect for the ]962 Geneva agree- ments setting up a neutral Laos. Lam's point that the "political problems concern only the Viet- namese parties" to the talki aroused speculation among dip lomats because it appeared be a faint echo of the position on (he 10-point program lake, by Nhan Dan, the organ of th. Communist Parly of North Viet nam. Discussing the N.L.F. pro gram or "global as the Communists invariably call it, Nhan Dan slressed that program separates, the issues between the United States and the Vietnamese people and "purely Vietnamese Communist sources involved In Ihe conference said that dis- cussions between the three Viet- namese parlies wilh (he Uniled Slates excluded is one of the goals of Communist diplomacy in the talks. Lam's anticipation, of further progress when Ihe next session of the plenary talks are held Friday appeared to center on movement toward discussion of the N.L.F.'s program and the six-points announced by Thieu to the national assembly on April 7. The points were: policy of "national re- conciliation" with full political rights for members of N.L.F. under the constitution. end to aggression by North Vietnam, including viola- tion of the demilitarized zone and South Vietnam's frontiers. 3 Complete withdrawal of North Vietnamese forces plus auxiliary troops and c a d r e I while Saigon asks the United Slates to remove ils forces. of North Viet- namese military installations arid staging areas in Laos and Cambodia and the withdrawal of troops. of Vietnam by "the free choice of the entire people." of effec- live system of International con. trol and guarantees against a resumption of Communist ag- erosion..