Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 21, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Downtown Sidewalk Bqzavr Days Thursday and Friday Today's Chuckle The man who invented the eraser had the human race pretty well lized up. 1769 The Tcitgroph's 100th Ytor Ai A Dally Ntwspaptr... Weather Frost Likely Tonight Fair, Cool Thursday FULL KlfORT ON PAGI TWO VOL. 101 NO. 69 Established is i Weekly October M, Utt Incorporated u t Dally Much 1, UN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY; MAY 21, 1969 Stoat Class Portage Paid At Nuhiu, N. B. 48 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Nixon-Thieu Accord Seen By JACK BELL _ WASHINGTON (AP) Congressional sources day President Nixon is confident he can reach agreements with' South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu. that will advance chances of peace in Vietnam. Very Cooperative' Nixon also reportedly told GOP congressional leaders at the White House Tuesday that, despite contrary reports, Thieu Is proving very cooperative with the new administration. Thieu and Nixon will meet June 8 on Midway Island for discussions expected to center around possible new Vietnam elections and U.S. troop with- drawals. House Republican Leader Gerald R. Ford said Nixon's for- eign policy adviser, Dr. Henry Egyptian Jets Hit Israel ..TEL AVIV (AP) Three Egyptian jet fighters Were shirt down 'near, the Suez Canal to- day, the Israeli army an- nounced. Two were hit by Is- raeli warplanes and one by a ground-to-air missile, a spokes- man said. ..A fourth Egyptian plane was damaged, .the spokesman add- ed He.' charged the Egyptian plane's, all Soviet-made M1G21S, had crossed the canal into the Israeli-held SinaiDesert at two points simultaneously. A. Kissinger, told GOP leaden that Saigon was happy with dn's speech last Wednesday pro- posing a new peace plan. "The Saigon government it enthusiastically. favorable in its response to the President's re- commendations in his Ford quoted Kissinger as lay- Ing; Asked if this meant that Washington and Saigon were in tune on genera! goals and formation of a coalition govern- ment, Ford replied: "As I un- derstand it, the Saigon govern- ment approved the words, language and the phrases of the President's speech as he gave; it on Wednesday." Former President Lyndon B. Johnson thought at times that Thieu was in tune with: Am'eri- can policies. only to have fhe 'Saigon leader balk later. But Nixon was said to feel that this is not likely to. happen now that U.S. leadership Nixon's proposal for mutual withdrawal of U.S. and 'North Vietnam troops was reported-to have been bolstered by optimis- tic reports brought back from Vietnam by Secretary of De. tense Melvin R. Laird of'prog- ress in whipping Vietnamese army into fighting shape. Secretary of State William P. Rogers who obviously futnlshed the president with the sessment of Thieu's attitude, will be joined by Laird and Am- bassador Ellsworth Bunker in backstoppfng Nixon at the Mid- way meeting. Apollo Ws Critical This is an artist's conception of what win take place in the area of the moon tomorrow when Apollo 10 astronauts perform their critical maneuvers. In the top drawing, the astronaut transfer from command Module to Lunar Module a.m. is accomplished: through narrow hatches at the joined rioses of the two- craft. Hatches sealed, Moments the Lunar Module then blasts free of tha spacecraft. In the lower drawing, hop- scotching the moon, Lunar Module with astronauts Stafford and Cernan aboard, descends to feet from the surface twice before rejoining the Command Mod- ule which pilot Young has in a 69-m'ile high circular orbit. These rtia- neuvers take place between and 422 pm, Thursday. City Park Plan Clears First Hurcile By Claudette Dittocher The city has taken the first Step toward purchase of 324 acres for creation of the Nashua River Canal park system with the sec- ond step to be taken June 2 when the aldermanic fi- nance committee meets. Unanimous Decision With seven of its 15 members absent, the Board of Aldermen in special session last night voted unanimously to authorize City Planner Fred D. McCulch- eh to submit, an application for a federal matching grant of to defray the purchase costs. The board also gave a first reading to a resolution formally committing the city to the 000 purchase, with to be given when the land is trans- ferred to the city and the re- maining to be paid in annual installments over a five-year period. The installments, 're> 'presenting the city's share of the purchase, would be due on Oct. 1 of each year, beginning this year. To Finance Committee After its first reading, the. purchase resolution was dis- patched to the finance commit- tee for a recommendation, a standard procedure for resolu- tions of this type. The next meeting of the com- mittee- is scheduled for June and a recommendation on the resolution then would enable it to return to the Board of Alder- men for final approval June 10. Voting to aulhorize the appli- cation for federal funds" wera Aldermen-at-Large Maurice L. Arel, Donald R: Hardy, .Maurice L. Bouchard, John V. Chesson, Aldermen Donald Ethier, Barry L. Cerier, Raymond L. Bechard, and Leo R. Couter- marsh. Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan ar- rived toward the end of the meeting and did not speak. "Alderman- at Large Francis LaFlamme arrived as the meet- ing adjourned as did Alderman- at-Large Bertrand J. Bouchard Alderman Richard P. Joyce. Also absent were Aldermen Edniond A. Dionne, Charles E. Therbux, Robert A. and Sherman Horton Jr., who is a patient at Memorial Hospital following surgery. Arel delayed the p.m. meet- ing for a few minutes until enough aldermen were on hand to constitute a quorum. Letters from the mayor call- Ing the session and informing the aldermen of his stand on the purchase were read, accept- ed and filed. Chesson moved and Hardy seconded an amendment to the first resolution authorizing the federal aid application to in- clude approximately 87 more acres in the proposed purchase for a total package of 324 acres at a cost of Original Proposal The original proposal called for the purchase of 237 acres at In a lelter to the aldermen May 9, the Nashua- New Hampshire Foundation pro- posed to sell the additional acre- age for an extra Enlargement of (he acreage will eliminate access problems through the park to the 87 acres which would be landlocked if rclained by Hie foundation. Chesson moved for final, pass- age of'the amended resolution and Coutermarsh, seconded. The second resolution, en- dorsed by Ethier, chairman of the planning committee which has been studying the purchase since March, was referred to the finance committee after a first reading without comment. Ethier sought the special meeting to expedite the acquisi- tion procedures so the city could apply for the aid before the June 30 expiration date. Sullivan has indicated he wishes to have the purchase resolution aclully spell out that the down payment will be defrayed with federal funds. He fears that if the grant falls through the city would be obliged to make the lump sum payment and this would impose PARK PLAN Page Z Disarmament Package Deal Offered to Soviets by U. S. Dog-Killing Court Case Taken Under Advisement By THOMAS J. HAMILTON Niw York Timti Ncwi finIM United States has suggested a package deal to the Soviet Union under which Japan and seven other coun- tries would be admitted to. the Geneva .Disarmament Confer- ence when it begins its summer session July 3. Reliable sources said today that West Germany was on the original United States list but the Soviet Union rejected it.un- East Germany also was ad- mitted. The Netherlands then replaced West Germany on the U.S. list, which was submitted soon after the disarmament conference reconvened last March. These sources said .that the and Soviet representatives had referred the issue to their capitals for negotiation. If the two nuclear powers agree, the eight additional members would raise the num- ber of participants in the.Dis- armament Conference offi- cially known as the 18-Natiori Disarmament Committee to 25. The U.S. has: proposed two Communist countries, Hungary and Mongolia, to balance the Netherlands and Japan. The four others suggested by. the U.S. are Argentina, Pakis- tan, Tunisia and Yugoslavia. Their inclusion would maintain the present geographical bal- ance among the eight non- aligned members of the confer- ence. According to an, unconfirmed report, however, the U.S: has suggested that Yugoslavia be listed as a Communist partici- pant. The U.S. had hoped to obtain the participation of Bonn and Tokyo-on the ground -that it is essential for (wo leading poten- tial nuclear powers to partici- pate in the disarmament nego- tiations. It is there is.little .disposition among the, conference members to make, an issue of the exclusion of West .Germany, since, a num- ber consider this a cold war matter.. Most, if not al! of the eight nonaligned members of the con- Burma, Ethio- pia, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Sweden.-and the. United Arab an. expansion, at least on the scale proposed by the U.S. A number of dele- gates, argue that a 25-member conference would tend io be- come a debating society., There is also resistance to the.'irichi-: sion of Argentina and Pakistan. Some American Allies here share these views. SPRING HOUSE PAINT SALE NOW IN PROGRESS AT Nashua Wallpaper Co. ff. Pearl St. 882-WM OPEN Thure. It Fit nights 'til TAPE RECORDERS by SONYorCRAKV Reel Cassette Cartridge LARGE SELECTION FOTOMART CAMERA Corp MAIN ST. NEST TO STATE. CINEMA Fofoirniirt Shop Fotetntrt" After healing about one- and half- hours of testimony in. Nash- ua District, Court'; in the Sikora dog-killing case, Associate Justice Kenneth F. McLaughlin today took the case under a'dvisement. He allowed seven days for coun- sel to file additional.memorandum relating .to the' case. Testifying were Andrew J. Sik- ora, a former Nashua resident and now of Amberst, his daugh- Anne Marie Sikora, 399 Main and Dog Officer Adelard J. Landry; Landfy admitted that -he had originally denied in telephone con- versations with Miss Sikora having picked up a German Shep- herd dog'Nov. 3 resembling (he Sikora's missing dog.named Tar- zan. .He also admitted that he told Miss Sikora he had picked up ,a black and tan German .Shepherd at the Family Sports Center that morning only after she had con- fronted him with the fact that a police call directing Landry to. pick up a German Shepherd at the snorts center had been re- corded at the police station. But Landry maintained that when he picked up the dog at the center and disposed of him about 15 minutes'later, he had not been informed the Sikoras had put in a call about their missing dog to Nashua police. He also denied having said the dbg he killed was Tarzan but only that the dog had some resem-. blance to the missing animal. City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gorm- ley Jr. contended the seven-day impoundment dog ordinance per- tained only to dogs who are li- censed or unlicensed dogs whose owners may ,be known to the dog officer. He was extensively ques- tioned on this point by McLaugh- lin. Sikora described his attempts to find his missing dog after he ran away from his kennel (he night of Nov. 2. He described Tarzan as a sev- en-year-old black and tan Ger- man Shepherd who did military guard duty for the. Foreign Le- gion during the Algerian War. The dog bore no license, he said; 'TONIGHT 'IN THE TELEGRAPH. Abby 341 Pearson, 4 Classifieds ISporls 22.2J What's So Special About FREE CHECKING AT NASHUA TRUST? minimum balance if you're under 65 arid NONE if you're over. That's what! Member, P.D.I.C. 44, 45, 46, 47 411 Comics Crossword Financial Editorial Hay Boyle Lawrence s Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries 2 10 Suburlrah News 20, 21 Sulzburgcr 5 Taylor 4 Television 23 Theaters Si Dr. Thosteson 28 Weather Tax Problems? Bookkeeping and Accoiintlni Services Fred Ackley 883-3912 Perilous Journey Ahead for Apollo By HOWARD BENEDICT SPACE CENTER, Hous- ton (AP) The Apollo 10 astronauts sped into the clutch of lunar gravity to- day as they streaked th'e final miles to the moon, their tantalizing target Just' hours away. Enters Moon's Sphere Air Force Col. Thomas P. Stafford and Navy Cmdrs. John W. Young and Eugene A. Cer- nan were asleep as their .space- ship darted into the moon's sphere of influence at 10: U a.m. EOT and began accelerating to- ward the moon. The climactic moment comes it p.m. when the astro- nauts trigger Apollo Id's engine to steer .the craft into an orbit (I miles above the cratered sur- face. The firing, behind the moon and out of range of round sta- tions, will "start a" perilous 2J4- day lunar adventure Intended clear the way for two Apollo U astronauts to land oh the moon in July. Stafford, Cernan and Young began an extended'rest period Tuesday night still under the in- fluence of earth's gravity. Dur- ing the night they passed through a "twilight area called the equigravisphere where the pull of earth's gravity and that of the moon are equal. Apollo 10, which started the trip Sunday at earth escape speed of. miles :ah hour, had slowed gradually to' miles, like ah automobile mov- ing uphill. After streaking through the Invisible miles from earth arid from., the speed was to increase to miles an hour as it sweeps around the backside of 'the moon. For 34 minutes, Apollo 10 will be out of contact with the ground. Mission Control In Houston will not know whether the engine fired until the craft reappears around the edge of the moon. Stafford, Young and Cernan have the option to cancel igni- tion if they detect anything wrong In this case, or if the en- gine fails, the spaceship would merely swing once around the back of the moon and head back to of the built in safety features of the mission. The 5 minute, 54-second burst from the engine beginning at 4 45 p m. Is to slow Apollo 10's speed to about miles and insert the craft into an orbit swinging from 69 to 196 miles high. About 4U hours later, after two circuits, a second engine ig- nition mil refine the orbit to a 69 mile high circle. If their color television cam- APOLLO U JOURNEY Page I House Airs Gambling Plan After Passing Meals Levy By CARL C. CRAFT CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Having accepted Gor. Walter Peterson's recommended revi- sions in the 5 per cent rooms and meals tax, the House today turned its attention to broad- based tax and legalized gam- bling proposals. backers _ot-lwoma-'" baswTtSiatlim planned stand on behalf of a sales tax meas- ure and a combination sales tax and. income bill but op- ponents, who managed to crush the recent campaign for a 5 per cent Income levy, were confi- dent they coiild'again rally the votes to put the issue to death once and for all at this ses- sion. Prior to the start of the ses- sion, there was talk that a move would" be made to delay action on' the sales, tax bill until next Tuesday. The gambling bill appeared certain to generate great de- bate. Under an amended ver- sion approved by a minority of the Ways and Means Commit- tee, roulette, keeno, craps and blackjack would be permitted at hotels in any community where the voters give their approval. The gambling would be under the control of a state gaming commission. A majority of the committee rejected the meas- ure. The governor's real estate transfer tax revision proposal aimed at raising f2.4 million also was on tap for today. Another key tax-related mat- ter up for a vote was a pro- posed state constitutional amendment that would give the legislature power to impose taxes that are not proportional. The Constitutional Revision Committee turned it down. Peterson's rooms and meals tax revision is part of his tax package that would yield'. to- tal 2 million for the state arid million for local communi- ties The House kicked the rooms and meals tax changes around for about two hours, then de- fe.Ud on ToU can, nally approving the Fetenoa plan on a voice vote. It'was a the Re- publican governor in the GOP- dominated lower legislative chamber The revision drops the ?1 exemption to IS cents. It would provide an extra mft lion for state purposes, while returning an additional (2.4 mil- lion to cities and towns. With the governor's expectations for normal growth, the revisions' take for the state rises to million. Shortly after passage, Peter- ion voiced his pleasure at (hi House's action saying enact- ment of the measure "will so a venue- we must have" for 't balanced budget." He added that the rooms and meals tax revision will "also In- sure more efficient and even- handed enforcement of the law." law." He said he felt the "has taken a responsible step forward on the road to fiscal responsibility." United States-Peru Ties Near Collapse LIMA, Peru (AP) Relations between Peru and the United States neared collapse today as the Peruvians announced that Gov. Nelson Rockefeller would not be welcome in the country and that U.S. military missions should get out. The government's action .late Tuesday followed Washington's suspension of the sale of arms and munitions to Peru's mili- tary government in retaliation for the seizure of American fish- ing boats off Peru. President Juan Velasco's re- gime issued a communique ac- cusing the United-States of vio- lating its J 952 military aid pact with Peru and of "placing in danger Pan-American friend- ship, one of whose objectives is continental security." Rockefeller, who toured Cen- tral America last week, was scheduled to visit Peru May 30- 31 on the second leg of his Latin American survey for President Nixon. The Lima government said his visit would be "inoppor- and there 'was specula- tion that.this would encourage anti-American demonstrations in other countries the New York governor is to visit. There was no immediate word from Washington on how soon the United States would pull out the 50 officers and enlisted men assigned to the.military mission and their 129 depend- ents. It was expected that the military families.would be flown out soon, probably to Panama as the first stop oh their way hoihe. Kennedy Sparks GOP Backlash By FRANK MURRAY WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Sen- ate's No. 2 Democrat, has come under fire from Republican doves for going beyond attacks on broad Vietnam policy and criticizing battle tactics. A speech Tuesday by Kenne- dy, considered a front-runner for his party's 1971 presidential nomination, was supported by some Democratic critics of the war, but drew barbs from Sen- ate Republicans generally op- posed to the nation's Vietnam stance. Kennedy triggered the GOP backlash when he said the 10- day siege of Hamburger Hill, which killed 4.1 Americans and 290 wounded, is an example of sacrifice "for a false sense of military pride." "I feel it is both senseless and Irresponsible to continue to send our young men to their deaths to capture hills and .positions that have no relation to ending this Kennedy said, turning from more general com- ment on President Nixon's war policies. Sen. Mark Hatdeld, R-Ore., reac.ted by saying: "I fault the military policy fctt nut tbia (bin. I'a not u KENNEDY armchair general who can fault the military tactics of the mo- ment." oen. George D. Alken, R-V't., who recently 'called for a start on unilateral withdrawal ol U.S. troops, said of Kennedy's "U looks like a little op- portunism and I suppose we'll non el ton." Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine, the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1668 and a potential rival to Kennedy for the 1972 nomination, said in De- troit he is generally sympathet- ic Io the idea Kennedy ex- pressed in the Senate. Muskie said a re-evaluation it required oh the kind of Ameri- can military thinking that reacts to a challenge such as Hamburger Hill by a bloody as- sault. One Democratic war critic, Sen Frank Church of .Idaho, said, "I confine my own position to policy questions but'-l wouldn't want to pass judgment on what Kennedy said until.I had an opportunity to Another Democrat, Sen. old E Hughes, of Iowa, wno ran for the Senate on plat- form and nominated war critic Sen Eugene McCarthy for pres- ident, defended Kennedy. "I think anything is fair garat. for Senate .debate whether It'i tactics or equalization of troops or number of troops commit- HughM said. think there's abundant evidence that criticism of individual decision may be justified, from! Sanh ill the down to burier Hill."