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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 6, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle There's a real wnae of pride In paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is we could be just as proud for half the money. Ntw Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper Weather Drizzly, Cpol Tonighf> Little Change Friday VOL. 101 NO. 211 Cmtinuini the New Hampshire Telejnpb Established October NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6. 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 24 PAGES Priet TEN CENTS Alderman Attacks Politics In City Election V CHARLES R. FINK By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER A letter from the Republican city committee which called for party allegiance during the mu- nicipal election Tuesday was de- nounced today by Alderman-at- Large Bertrand J. Bouchard as "repulsive" and "a clear invita- tion for retaliation." Bouchard, an active Demo- crat, said he prefers to have municipal elections continued on a non-partisan basis as they are now. But if the Republicans intend to continue stressing the party ties of candidates in local elec- tions, the alderman-at-large said he will introduce a measure to consider changing the election format to a partisan one. His proposal was welcomed by Charles B- Fink, vice chairman of the Republican city commit- tee who says the "allegiance letter" was his idea. The letter, carrying the GOP committee's letterhead, was mailed to registered Re- publican voters Thursday. The letter was signed by G. Allan Walker Jr., committee chairman, who could not be reached for.comment today. Fink said- he had the commit- tee's support for the "allegiance letter." And, he added, he would like to see the city's elections go on a partisan basis, adding: "It's a fiction that Democrats do not stress the party allegiance of their opponents when they go out campaigning." After noting that the commit- tee's by-laws charge it to secure the election of "all duly nomi- nated and properly qualified Re- publican the GOP letter urged support for the 22 Republicans on the ballot. Among these were Fink, who suffered a narrow defeat in the race for Board of Education, and Edward J. Robertson, com- mittee treasurer, who met de- feat in his candidacy for Ward 1 alderman. Eight Win Races Eight of the 22 Republicans triumphed Tuesday, including Donald C. Davidson who un- seated City Democratic Chair- man Robert A. Dion as Ward 8 alderman. Dion was unavailable for com- ment on the implications of the letter sent out by the Republican city committee. Other Republicans meeting' victory Tuesday were Robert W. Pillsbury who was re-elected to the Board of Public Works; Mrs. Alice 'L. Dube who will be the city's first'woman alderman-at- large; David W. Eldredge who will succeed Democrat Donald L. Ethier as Ward 1 alderman as the latter moves up to alder- man-at-large; Sherman Hortbn Jr., who was re-elected as Ward 3 Charles J- McCarin and T. Harrison Whaleh who will be new. members of the Board of Education; and Ward 2 Alder- man Barry L. Cerier who ran unopposed. Housing Code Director Philip J. McLaughlin, who was turned back in his first bid for elective office, was the only Republican mayoral candidate. Bouchard said the non-parti- san type of election, which been standard here' since the city charter was adopted in 1913, worked to the city's benefit. Voters, he said, were able to focus on local issues while con- sidering candidates for city gov- ernment without the added com- plication of party politics In a letter to Walker, he de- RAPS POLITICS Page J BERTRAND BOUCHARD U.S. Expects Enemy Boost In Infiltration By JOHN M. HIGHTOWEK WASHINGTON (AP) Key U. S. officials expect North Vietnam to increase its troop infiltration into South' Vietnam'in the near future after almost six months of decline. Threat Noted Such action could pose a threat to President Nixon's timetable for withdrawing American ground combat forces from and authorities here are watching developments closely now that the weather is improving along infiltration routes. According to some reports Teaching Washington, the build- up already has started. But the situation is not yet clear as in- formation on North Vietnamese troop flow along, such routes, isthjLHo ChiiMihh trail linking North and South Viet- nam through Laos Is slow to coine in. Based on present prospects, however, some authorities be- lieve Hanoi will not only sub- stantially strengthen its forces In the South by early next year but will launch an offensive to put new pressures for conces- sions on President Nixon. If the enemy does not signifi- raise infiltration and the level of combat in this period, these experts say, it could mean either Hanoi's ability to escalate the war is limited or that it was sticking to a policy of gradual both. Such a development would fit in with Nixon's program of U.S. de-escalation and withdrawal. In any event, the next three to five months evidently will be a critical period for judging ene- my action in the light of Nixon's policy speech Monday. He made clear then a key factor in keep- ing to his secret timetable for troop withdrawals is what the enemy does. North Vietnamese infiltration into the South has ibeen in- fluenced :by.. seasonal factors. Monsoon, rains normally have slowed troop movement along the trails through Laos from late spring until November. Officials say some seasonal Increase would be normal now and in coming months, but the question is how much of an ef-. fort Hanoi will make and for' what purpose. Secretary of State William P. Rogers said a month ago that as a result of the infiltration de- began last spring North Vietnamese strength in South Vietnam had dropped by about men. Hells Angels Win In Court; 9 Set Free By JOHN HABRIGAN Nine alleged members of the Lowell Chapter of the Hells Angels walked out of Nashua District Court yester- day as free men after a charge of being present where marijuana was found was dismissed by Judge Antoine A. Guertin. .worker of the Instrumentation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology uses'brief case to defend him- self from youths holding anti-war dem- onstration at MTT. Riot-equipped police later moved in to break up 'the stration. (AP Wirephoto) Compromise May Produce Overhaul of Draft Syst em Rooms, Meals Tax 12.9 Million in 1st By LAWRENCE L. KNVTSON .WASHINGTON (AP) A Senate log jam holding up Pres- ident Nixon's draft-by-lottery bill appears to have been bro- ken in a compromise that may Returns uarter Q CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The itate Tax Commission an- nounced today the New Hamp- shire rooms and meals tax pro- duced million during the first quarter of fiscal 1970 a figure which exceeded its esti- mates but fell short of the legislative predictions on Full Line Of ARTISTS'SUPPLIES For Professional or Amateur SiH Green Stamp! Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Mon. thru Sat. Open Thurs. 'til 9 which the state's budget was based. Lawton Chandler, commission secretary, and Richard D. Com- stock, director of the Rooms and Meals Tax Division, said collections had increased by J715.000 over ,the same period last year, ending Sept. 30. The. legislature, Comstock said, estimated the ing an exemption reduction from Jl to 16 pro- duce million for the full year, bill present indications are will fall about FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. SERVING NASHUA AND SUSBOUNDINO TOWNS 465-2267 THE FOLLOWING STORES WILL BE OPEN THURSDAY FRIDAY'TIL 9 P.M. FREE PARKING FRIDAY NIGHT AND ALL DAY SATURDAY AVARD'S BERGERON'S BEST; SHOES CARTER'S SHOP ENTERPRISE DEFT. STORE ISIDORE'S HAIR STYLING JORDAN'S LUGGAGE SHOP LYNCH'S MEN'S A BOYS' STORE MILLER'S PORT '0 CALL v P.E; FLETCHER, CORP. SEARS ROEBUCK SPEARE DRY GOODS CO. COUNTRY CASUALS 20th CENTURY High St. Mkt The commission had esti- mated the 5 per cent tax would yield million for .the year. Comstock said applying the legislative formula of a 50 per cent increase means the tax should have produced mil- lion during the first quarter of the budget period as compared with collections for last year's first- quarter. The first quarter collections represent income from seasonal businesses, boosting the figure above other quarters in the budg- et periodj added. The "true of the re- duction in exemptions would not be known until figures from lat- er quarters are disclosed, he said. The exemption change has re- sulted in an increase of about operating licenses, boost- ing the total to for opera- tors of businesses such as res- taurants and motels, he said. TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Andersn Baker Classifieds 13 20. 21, 22, 23 Comics Cromley Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope Lawrence 4 Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries 2 Sports 16, 17 Suburban Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 18 Weather Lewis 19 19 bring both immediate and fu- ture reform of the Selective Service System. The lottery measure .after passing the House last week had faced long Senate delay because of demands for more compre- hensive draft reform than the single, one-line change in present law proposed by the President. Seeks Action Assistant Democratic Leader Edward M. Kennedy, an advo- cate of widespread Selective Service overhaul, told the Sen- ate late Wednesday he will in- troduce an amendment allowing the lottery provision to be voted on quickly. The key feature would move the expiration date of the present Selective Service Act back six months to Jan. thus clearing the way for full- scale reform action next spring. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said last week a draft reform bill open to a mul- Rain Dominates Start of Month November has certainly gotten off to a soggy start. Skies have been heavy and overcast all six days, with drizzle and spurts of rain persisting throughout four of the six days. The average precipitation total for November is 3.78 inches. So far, Nashua has accumulated 2.22 inches of rain. The bulk of the rain came on Sunday when there was a downpour of 1.18 inches. There was just .03 of an inch on Monday, .30 of an inch Tuesday, then .70 of an inch yesterday. Unfortunately, the weatherman says there is no immediate change in sight. The rain and drizzle is going to continue through tonight, with tempera- tures in the 40s, and then it will get a little wanner tomorrow, but the rain will continue. titude of amendments on- the floor probably he act- ed on this year because of other pending Senate business. He and Kennedy were criti- cized by Republicans for hold- ing up vitally needed reform. Kennedy gave credit for the compromise proposal to Dr. Kingman Brewster Jr. The president of Yale University said in testimony before a Ken- nedy subcommittee Wednesday, "I think those in favor of more fundamental reforms should not obstruct this immediate re- form." In a Senate speech announc- ing his compromise plan, Ken- nedy said'not all students ap- prove' the random-selection' plan, which would reduce from seven to one years a young man's vulnerability to the draft. Arrested Sept. 9 The nine had been arrested in a Sept. 9 raid on a house at 4 Weymonth Dr. in which, authorities claimed, about worth of heroin was found. The occupant, of the house, Donald Picard, 27, is charged with possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of heroin. He was in court yester- day as a spectator. His case will come up later in Superior Court. Respondents Listed In court yesterday charged with being knowingly-present where a controlled drug (mari- juana) was kept were Prank Macklm, 26, Donald Dee, 27, Edwin Riley, 29, -Michael Me- Guire, 24, Albert Simmons, 30, Karen Simmons, 22, Loyan Scott Martin Martaks, 26, and Philip Jones, 29, all of Lowell, and Kenneth Shimko, 28, of Dracut. All had been charged with being present where a "con- trolled drug" was kept 'after the raid, but later the charge was amended to refer specifically to heroin. But the heroin charge was dropped because, as one court official said, at the time of the raid suspects were down- stairs and the heroin was up- stairs" in the two-story, wood frame rented house. Authorities then charged the nine with being present where marijuana was kept, lodging the complaint about a month after the raid. A pipe confiscated in the raid contained what chemists had found to be marijuana resi- due, or'ashes. Legal wrangling in the form of assorted motions on the part of the four lawyers defending the nine accused resulted in 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY New Scout William J. Morin newly appointed Algonquin District Scout is welcomed to Nashua by former Scout Executive Raymond :Bailey, who has become Field Director of the Daniel Webster Coun- cil. (Story on Page .2) numerous delays and two re- cesses yesterday morning forc- ing Judge Guertin to call for a luncheon recess. As the afternoon session opened, Atty. Aaron A Harka- way set the stage for the dis- missal when he contended that recent Supreme Court decisions indicated that evidence obtained illegally should not be used'in court Harkaway claimed that: evi- dence of marijuana had been obtained illegally because the warrant under which the raid was carried out authorized Of- ficers to search only for heroin. The defense lawyer pointed out that the affidavit for the search "specified only "There was iio authority given for a search other than for Harkaway said The other main defense agiMr ment of Harkaway and Any Paul Sheehan was failure of authorities in an inven- tory.of articles confiscated "anything that smelled like, HELLS ANGELS ftgei Area Woman Hospitalized With Burns By MARIANNE THOMPSON PELHAM-Mrs. Blaine Hartlen, 33, of-Jericho Road .was taken to St. John's Hospital, Lowell, yes- terday afternoon with extensive burns on her hands incurred dur- ing a flash fire in her home. Fire Chief Richard Mansfield said Mis. Hartlen was using a paint thinner near her gas stove when the pilot light ignited tin fumes and the fire flashed to the gallon can of thinner. In spite of the flames, MRS. Hartlen picked up the can, ran through the living room and threw it through the window of the .storm door out onto the front steps. In the process, flaming liquid was spilled on the living room rug, and Mrs, Hartlen beat out the fire with her hands. When the firemen arrived, the porch had ignited and they quick- ly extinguished the fire and had Mrs. Hartlen transported to the hospital by police cruiser. Acknowledging that, because of Mrs. Hartlen's courageous ac- tions, a disaster had been nar- rowly Chief Mansfield pressed to remind residents that a variety of solvents are readily available to home owners and purchasers should take care to read the label of each item. Combustible solvents, he said, should not be used In the home. The purchaser should be aware of the first aid procedures should the material be swallowed or come in contact with the. eyet, The manufacturers' TgcoiBmeridR ations concerning vtntilitiM should be carefully observed. In every case, the fire chief urged, all chemicals used or stored te the home should be regwfcd wariness. NASHUA'S ONLY FAOTOET AUTHORIZED DEALER SKI-DOO SU-Doo Suits Trailers It Sleds Accessories li Paiti Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center Main Street, Nashua, N. H. '70 Chevrolets, CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as 'per day Call 888-1121 MacMulMn Chevrolet 1970 AUTO SHOW TODAV THRU SUNDAY Free ;