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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 15, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle Vou can't beat Old Father Time but some women manage to drivt a mighty close bargain with him. ...Wf Tht Tttoyaph1! 100th Ytor At A Dolly Ntwipaptr... Weather Clear, Cool Tonight Sunny, Warmer Friday FULL REPORT ON PAGI TWO VOL. 101 NO. 64 Established ii i Weekly October M, 1131 Incorporated Daily Mirch 1, INI NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, jTHUftSDAY, MAY; 15, 1969 Second Clisi Paid At Nashua, N. H. 20 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Fortas Resigns Court Position BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon accepted today the resignation of Supreme Court Justice Abe For- tes, effective immediately. By JOHN D. McCLAIN WASHINGTON (AP) Justice Abe Fortas, nominated as chief justice, announced today .his resigna- tion from the Supreme Court under mounting pressure and the threat of impeachment proceedings. Severe Criticism Fortas, the target of severe criticism for accepting and re- turning 11 mouths later a fee from the family foundation of financier Louis E. Wolfsoh, lent President Nixon his letter of resignation Wednesday night. Fortas also sent Chief Justice Earl man he once was named to letter of explanation about the fee from (lie foundation. The an- nouncement of Fortas' actions was made by a court spokes- 'man. Wolfson, a former Fortas law client, now is serving a jail sen- tence'for violating federal secu- rities The fee was given Fortas while Wolfson'! activi- ties were under government investigation and returned the financier was indicted. The resignation of a justice under pressure is unprecedent- ed. There has been only one im- peachment trial of a justice- Samuel Chase in the early 19th he was acquitted of charges that he violated legal ethics in conducting trials whili sitting oh a circuit court, IE Su- preme Court justices did in those days. .Rep. Clark MacGregor, R- Minn., shortly before Portal sent Nixon his.letter, formally asked the House Judiciary Com- mittee to launch an investiga- tion of the Fortas-Wolfson inci- first step toward pos- sible impeachment action. N.H. Escapes Income Tax Bunker Greets Rogers Secretary of State William P. Rogers talks with U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker, who was on hand to greet him at Saigon's Tan Son Nhut airport. Rogers is in Vietnam for four days of talks and inspections. (AP Wirephoto viaa-adio from Saigon) By Adolphe V. CONCORD, N. H. (AP) True to form, the New Hampshire House again :has squashed an attempt to give the state a broad- based tax and bring its rev- enue-raising policies in line with the rest of the nation. on a roll call vote of 263- 115, the House turned thumbs down on a state in- come tax. The measure would-have levied a 5 per cent .tax on personal and business in- come New Hampshire Stands Alone New Hampshire stands alone as the only state without one of the-general sales or income taxes. The death of the income tax bill came Wednesday night fol- lowing nearly six hours of de- bate. It was the most controversial bill to come -before the legisla- tors at this session. No broad-based tax ever has survived in the House. broad-based bill was killed in .the two years ago. It-would have levied a Response Favorable to Nixon Talk combination 3 per cent income tax and 2 per cent sales tax. A similar bill faces the House next week; and House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh, who put his political future on the line In supporting the income tax bill killed Wednesday, told: news- men he will press for the en- actment of the combination pro- posal. today, the House faced Gov. Walter Peterson's proposal to lower the exemption in the f obms-and-meals tax to 16 cents 'and'hisplan to .increase thej in- heritance .tax. The income tax would-have provided at least {52 million a year with 80 pei cent being re- turned to. the .local communities and the rest retained by the state. Opponents attacked the bill with the argument' that the vot- ers don't want broad-based Some of the income tax opponents looked on legalized gambling as a way to laise the needed revenue and several supported a gambling .casinos measure aimed at attracting more, tourists. Final Speaker Cobleigh. R Nashua, who had dramatically become a support- er of 17 million wbrtli of taxes. Let's do the responsible thing. Let's put the burden on the fellow who can afford it." Cobleigh. said the state will have to have either a broad- based levy or a collection of several small taxes. "Let's tell it like it he said. Cobleigh released the Repub- 1 lican legislators "from any ob- ligations yoii have to me as the head of the party" in the House and urged them to "vote your consciences." House Majority Leader Har- Ian Logan, R-Plainfield, in sup- port of the income lax bili, had argued evidence is overwhelm- ing that New Hampshire does not have a "fair or equitable or practical tax structure either lo- cally or in slate terms." He said the "tax revenues are and will continue to he inade- quate to meet New Hampshire's .needs." A majority of the House Ways and Means Committee had urged passage of the income tax. But committee chairman John Ratdff, R-Hampton, was against it. He explained he's not categorically against broad- based taxation, but the time it not right for one of them now. He said he agiees with the plan to' have Peterson's task force study the situation and recom- mend action by the legisla- ture. Another powerful House mem- ber, Appropriations Committee Chairman Joseph Eaton, R- Hillsboiough sided with the oppon-' ents. He said the real question is how- total', taxes affect an average family Eaton main- tained that about everyone cur- rently pays three major taxei income, sales arid property at some level. And he pre- dicted that the "long cycle of tax increase is approaching an end and none too soon." Rep. David Nixon, R-New London, chairman of the sub- committee which prepared a re- port on the tax, minute plea in favor of' the bill. Compelling Appeal Cobleigh later called Nixon's appeal "compelling and eld- quent" and said it was the first time he has seen debate sway, votes. Nixon urged the 400-member TAX BILL KILLED Page I r By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon's eight- point, Vietnam peace offer, including a plan for a mu- tual pull-out of major forces over a 12-month span, goes to Paris today amid ;a generally favorable response from U. S. poli- ticians. Friday Meeting What enemy negotiators think of it will start unfolding when the chief U.S. envoy at the peace talks, Henry Cabot Lodge, presents it at the weekly, parley Friday in Paris. to Washington Wednesday to confer with Nix- ah, hear (he President's nation- wide address, attend a special combined national security Council-Cabinet session this morning and then speed back to Paris in an Air Force jet. Nixon's half-hour first fullscale White House speech on Vietnam won ap- plause from his supporters and subdued initial comment from war critics as the President also: anew at forthcoming U.S. troop withdrawals regard- less of what happens at Paris. "The time is approaching when South Vietnamese forces will be able to take over some of the fighting fronts now being manned by he quoted the U.S. Commander in Saigon, Gen. Creighton Abrams, as saying. to keep his campaign pledge "to end this war in a way that would increase .our chances to win true and lasting peace" and declared that "If I fail to do so, I expect the Ameri- can people to hold me accounta- ble for that failure." U.S. firmness in the basic goal of self-determina- tion for South have also ruled out either a one-sided withdrawal from Viet- nam, or the acceptance in Paris of terms that would amount to a disguised American he said. a veiled warning to Hanoi against military offen- sives, saying, "I must make clear in all candor that if the needless suffering continues, this will affect other decisions." to the American people "whatever our differ- to back his peace .offer. "Nothing could have a greater effect in convincing the eneniy that he should negotiate in good faith than to see the -American people united behind a generous and. reasonable peace he said. White House sources said Nix- on timed Ills' offer which had been ready for some weeks, for delivery now because .this seems to be the best moment for a U.S. move to thaw the Paris deadlock. The President's eight "concrete proposals" were: Withdrawal Plan .soon as agreement can. be reached, all non-South Viet- namese- forces would begin from South Viet, nam. a period .of 12 months, by agreed-upon stages, the major portions of all U.S. Allied, and other non-South Viet- namese-forces would be with- drawn. At the end of this 12 month -.period, the remaining and other. jioh-South, Vietnamese forces would move; into designated and wbujd-'hbt engage in combat op- erations." remaining U.S. and Al- lied forces would move to com- plete their withdrawals as the remaining North Vietnamese Huong Encouraged By DAVID MASON SAIGON (AP) Premier Tran Van Huong told Secretary of State William P. Rogers to- day that President Nixon's peace program was encourag- ing and provided a basis for uni- ty of action by the United States and South Vietnam. U.S. and South Vietnamese ficials said the visiting secre- tary of state and Huong dis- cussed Nixon's speech for 45 minutes. Rogers will meet Friday morning with President Nguyen Van Thieu and Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky at the presiden- tial palace. Rogers' talks with South Viet- namese leaders provided an op- portunity to open discussion on the strategy to be followed in Cong Says Peace Offer 'Unreasonable, PARIS Viet Cong's National Liberation Front, in its first comment on President Nix- on's eight-point peace plan, said today that the United States "still clings to its old formula of a mutual withdrawal of troops, a formula which we have re- peatedly rejected." The NLF's delegation at the Paris peace talks said in statement: "Faced by the just and rea- sonable character of the NLF's 10-point over-all solution and by the favorable response of world opinion to this solution, Presi- dent Nixon seeks to give an ap- pearance of good will in his speech of May 14. "In 'fact, the United States, still 'clings to its old unjust and unreasonable formula for a mu- tual withdrawal of troops, now submitted in a new form which places the aggressor and the re- sisting victims of aggression on th'e same which we have repeatedly re- jected." There was no immediate com- ment from the North Viet- namese delegation, THE FOLLOWING STORES WILL BE OPEN THURSDAY 1 FRIDAY'TIL 9P.M. BERGERON'S CARTER'S MEN'S SHOP ENTERPRISE DEPT. STORE ISIDORE'S HAIR STYLING JORDAN'S LUGGAGE SHOP LYNCH'S MEN'S BOYS'STORE MILLER'S NASHUA WALLPAPER SEARS ROEBUCK 20th CENTURY High St. Mkt. the Paris peace talks in light of Nixon's eight-point peace pro; gram. On the crucial point, eventual entry of the National Liberation Front (NLF) into what would amount to a coalition govern- ment, both Washington and Sai- gon clearly seem to agree. With- out using the words "coalition Nixon said: believe there should be an opportunity for full participa- tion in the political life of South Vietnam by all ..political ele- ments that are .prepared to do so without the use of force or in- timidation." In a speech to parliament April 7, Thieu laid down a six- point program as a "reasonable and solid basis for the restora- tion of peace in Vietnam." One point was: "Those now fighting against us who re- nounce violence, respect the laws, and faithfully abide by the democratic processes will be welcomed as full members of the' national community. As such, they will enjoy full politi- cal rights Another Nixon statement "We have no intention of impos- ing any form of government upon the people of South Viet- nam, nor will we be a party to such expected to reassure South Vietnamese leaders who at- .times1 have 'ex- pressed fears of a sellout by the United States. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby 71 Obituaries Classifieds i 'Pearson "4 forces were withdrawn and re- turned to North Vietnam. international superviso- ry body, acceptable to both sides, would be .created for the purpose of verifying withdraw- als, and for any other.purposes agreed upon between the two sides. international body would begin operating in. ac- cordance with an agreed timeta-. ble, and would participate in ar- ranging supervised soon as possible after, the international body was; func- tioning, elections would be held under, agreed procedures and under of the in- ternational body. would be made for the release of prison- ers of war on both sides at the earliest possible time. parties would agree to observe .the .Geneva accords of 1954 regarding Vietnam and Cambodia, and the Laos ac- cords of 1962." Points Appeared Before Elements of virtually all of these points appeared in propos- als made from time to time dur- ing the Johnson administration, but White .House sources por- trayed the package, overall as fresh in its impact in revisions coming from the new adminis- tration. Under the Nixon withdrawals of major contin- gents would begin immediately and simultaneously and- U.S..- North Vietnamese fighting would be over in a year with, the remaining non-South Viet- namese forces stationed back' at base areas. The President delivered his widely-awaited address to a na- tionwide TV-radio audience in serious tone, reading from a prepared text. Reactions were quick in com- ing; In Texas, an aide said former President Johnson "wholeheart-. edly supports President Nixon In his efforts at bringing peace to Southeast Asia." In South. Vietnam GIs clus- tered around transistor radios, voiced few criticisms but questioned whether the Commander in Chief's propos- als would win much favor with the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong. In Washington, Sen. J. W. Fill- bright, D-Art., the antiwar Sen- ate Foreign Relations Commit- tee chairman, termed Nixon's.. offer reasonable while making plain he still thinks the United States should get out of South Vietnam. Sen. John C. Slennis, D-Miss., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Nixon "could not have been more lib- eral in his terms." House Republican Leader Gerald R. Ford of Michigan said the President made plain he seeks an honorable peace and Hanoi has nothing to gain by delay. W. Averell Harriman, John- son's' chief negotiator at Paris, said he feels sure from his ex- perience that "we can negotiate a reduction in the violence." Nixon's points, as presented by Lodge at Paris, will- be a form of U.S. response to the 10- point plan put forward by the Viet Cong's National Liberation Front .last week with Hanoi's' backing. The enemy proposal calling for U.S. crea- tion of a coalition government in Saigon was described by White House sources as no major de- parture from earlier proposi- tions. Nixon's speech did not re- ject bargaining on it, however. How Area Legislators Votedi on Tax Measure By CUUDETTE DUROCHER Only three of Nashua's 26 rep- resentatives to the General Court voted in favor of the Income tax bill killed by the .House of Rep- resenlau'ves yesterday. They were Reps. Jean H. Wal- lin (D-Ward Helen A. Barker (R-Ward 2) and House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh. (K-Ward Among area, voters favoring? the bill were Reps. Daniel Brockle-. bank Miles J. Cares Anna S. VanLoan (R-Bedford-Iitehfield) Fred E. Murray and Anthony DeCesare Jr. Voting against the bill were: Reps, Maurice L. Bouchard (R- Ward Louis D. Record Jr. (R- Ward Agenor Belcourt, Rol- and H. LaPlante and Romeo Le- sage, all Democrats of Ward 3; Prefer E. Cote, Theresa Drabino- wicz, Samuel F. Mason, Demo- crats of Ward 4; William A. Des- marals, Henry J. LaChance and Arthur Poh'quin, Democrats of Ward i; Arthur J. Bouley, Fran- ces J. Chamard, and Margaret S. Cote, Democrats of Ward Also, Adelard J. Aubut, Ralph, W. Boisvert, Wilfred A. Democrats of Ward 7; Robert A. Dion, Eugene I. Dubois and Leo' O. Sirois, Democrats of Ward 8; Oscar P. Bissonnette and Ernest R. Coutermarsh, Democrats of Ward 9. L. Albert Daloz Sr. (R-Han- cock Arthur F. Mann Theo- dore H. Karhis (R-New 0.. John Fortih Philip C. Healcl Jr. G. Warren (R-Lyndebo- Malcolm M. Carter, Eos- coe N. Cobunt and. Charles W. Ferguson Jr. Republicans of Mil- ford, Orson H. Bragdon, Kenneth W. Spaldirig Jr. Republicans of Amherst, Phyllis M. Keehey (R- John M. Bednar, Christopher F. Gallagher and Robert C. Lynch, Democrats of Hudson; .Ar- thur H. Peabody AT- tiwr :H. Watson Frederick- D. Goode- and John J. Loxloh (R-Bedfoid Feme P. Adorns, Charles H. Gay, T. Kimball, Kenneth li. Senter and Maurice W. Read, Republicans of Deny; Jeannetti Gelt, Roy Mbrrill and James A. Sayer, Republicans of Salem. Rep. John Latour (D-Ward who was against the bill, was paired with Rep. Peter Murphy (D-Dover) who favored the bill. Dover Senator Initiates Move To Keep Abortion Bill Alive CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Sen. James Koromilas, R-Dov- er, told The Associated Press he would try to get a tightened- up version of the controversial abortion bill through the Senate today. He said he's not satisfied with the bill as approved by the House and has gone into exten- sive research in his effort to tighten it up. The Senate's Public Health Committee urged thi Senate to U, If) Comics Crossword: 15 Editorial Fininciil Hal Boyle 18 Lawrence 4 Nashua Scene 4 Sports 15 Suburban -12. 1J Television Theater's Dr. Thosleson 10 Weather 2 Wicker 4 President Meets With Students 10 10 Dartmouth College President John Sloan Dickey chats with a group of students following an: All College Convocation on R.O.T.C. in the Dart- mouth gymnasium. The; president, facul- ty, members, of the board, of trustees and other campus groups met for general discussion of issues confronting the school. (AP Wirephoto) SPRING HOUSE PAINT SALE NOW PROGRESS-AT Nashua Wallpaper Co. IM W. Pearl St. 882-MU OPEN Thurs. 1 Fri. .COLUMBIA PICTURES FINEST -IN HOME MOVIES Featuring ftmm and Super I Selection FOTOMART CAMERA Corn MAIN 171 ST. Ni'ST.TO 8TATK OINKMA Bi 'Fotofmirt-Stiop Fotomut" What's So Special About FREE CHECKING NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if. you're under 65 and you're' over. That's what! Member, F.D.I.C. kill the bill that would reform the state's 121-year-old abortion law. Koromilas said he'll present several amendments from the floor in the effort to keep the bill alive. Among these will be propos- als to eliminate the psychiatric portion of the bill; requiring a specialist in genetics to certify that there would be "perman- ent and grave" deformity in the offspring; and requiring (he un- animous approval of a three- doctor board a legal abor- tion. Koromilas, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, al- so stressed the board would have to be made up of heads of hospital staffs. Koromilas added that the abortion would have to be per- formed in "accredited" instead of "licensed" hospitals, the dif- ference being that accredited ones have higher standards. Another change he feels is im- portant would exempt from lia- .bility any hospital or physician refusing to perform an abortion. He cited a recent New York State case where was awarded in a suit against a hos- pital. The senator also proposed a safeguard tinder which the state Health and Welfare Agency would be required to keep sta- tistics of how many abortions are requested, and on what grounds, and how many are performed. The agency would then be re- quired to report to the legisla- ture every two years. The doc- tors and hospitals would supply the Health and Welfare Agency with the necessary statistics. No names would be used. ..The title also be changed sovlt would specify that 'the bill would permit "therapeu- tic" abortions. Tax Problems? Bookkeeping and Accounting Services Fr.d Ackley 883-3912 The abortion bill survived a House battle oh Feb. 19. The vote was 204-171. A close decision was expected in the Senate, with most observ- ers figuring the bill's chance of passage as being a toss-up. Sen. John .Chandler Jr., R- Warner, the former chairman of the committee, but still in charge of the bill, said he ex- pects it will die. The measure is sponsored by Rep. Jean Wallin, D-Nashua. She feels .the state's 1848 abor- lion law is completely untenable from legal and medical points of view. As passed by the House, the bill would permit abortions in cases where the physical or mental health of the would-be mother is in danger, where there is a chance, of mental or physical deformity in the un- born child, or when the preg- nancy stems from incest or rape. The current statute permits abortions only to save the wom- an's life and only after the fourth month of pregnancy. Eight j'ears ago, an abortion reform measure survived both Houses of the legislature but was vetoed by then-Gov. Wesley Powell. Crash Kills N.H. Solon ANTRIM, N.H. (AP) State Rep, David Sterling, 30, who headed President Nixon's pri- mary campaign in New Hamp- shire, was killed today when hit car went off Route 202 and over- turned. He was alone at the time. Sterling advised Nixon on all federa] appointments from New Hampshire. He was the state National Republican Commit- teeman, the youngest to mm in that post. He was also active in Nlxon'i national campaign. He was in his second term la the House ind had been chosen as an assistant majority .He lived in ;