Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 10, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
today's Chuckle A rare book is orie that .comes back after you've .loaned It out. Ccleora New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper... C: J Drizzly, Cold.Tonight Little Change Tuesday VOL 101 NO 5 U toattnulng the New Hampshire Telegraph fvt. lui NV. Established October NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1969 36 PASES Price TEN CENTS Preparing to Honor Nashua's War Dead World War I Veteran William T. Mulligan, commander of Nashua Bar- racks No. 39, Veterans of World War I, straightens one of the many flags which mark a plot of ground reserved to honor war. dead at Edgewood Cemetery. Mulli- gan joined many Nashuans who are pre- paring for tomorrow's activities for Vet- erans Day exercises. Parade, Exercises in Nashua Will Highlight Veterans Day Nashua will pause tomorrow, Veterans Day, to pay tribute to present and past members of the armed forces. This is the 51st observance since the Armistice was signed, ending World War I. Mean- while, the battles still go on .in the jungles, highlands and over, the air in Vietnam. There Is talk for more 'troop with- drawals and a cease-fire. And anti war protesters plan a peace march in Washington on Saturday. The observance here, a six- division parade, followed by ap- propriate exercises at De- schenes Oval, Railroad Square, is certain to overshadow any moratorium demonstration if one were planned. "All patriotic Americans are urged to show their colors to- morrow, Veterans Day, in a sa- lute to the men and women who have served, their country in the armed forces and who have given something of themselves in the preservation and extension a' American freedoms." So said Raymond F. Mudge of Manchester, national vice com- mander of the American Legion. He said, "A vast outpouring of patriotic public opinion can es- tablish once and for all where America's sentiments lie In the matter of accomplishing our pur- poses la Vietnam, and can serve notice on the world that the will of the American people demands an honorable conclusion to hos- tilities there. "Veterans Day Is a day When all good Americans can help Ac- complish many things for the good of the nation and for the cause of freedom, and I can call upon all good Americans this day to raise their colors to the top of the staff, to participate in pub- lic observances of Veterans Day." Veterans Day Program starts. It will be reviewed at City Hall by Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan, Gold Star Mothers and Invited guests. period of silence, at City Hall. at Deschencs Oval, Railroad Square. President of Day, JIaury Parent. Invocation: Rabbi Bela Fischer, Temple Beth Abraham. Musical Selection: Tall Men's Chorus, Fort Devens Speaker of the Day: Emile Simard, Manchester. Prayer: The Hev. John P. McAndrew, St. Patrick's Church. Firing Squad: Hudson Post, American Legion. National Anthem: Coffey Post, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Bands. Benediction: Captain Charles Sargent, Salvation Army. Although most industries are In operation tomorrow, at least adults and children are expected to view the march. The parade will move at a.m., from the A and P parking lot, to Main Street, to the De- schenes Oval. A two-minute period of si- lence and the sounding of will take place at 11 in front of City Hall where Mayor and Mrs. Dennis J. Sul- livan, Gold Star Mothers and invited guests will review the parade. Heads March The chief marshal is Joseph Gault, commander of the Vet- erans of Foreign Wars Post. His chief-of-staff is Col. Frank Belitsky (ret.) and liaison of- ficer is Roland Caron, past commander of James E. Coffey .Post, American Legion. Highlighting the exercises will be an address by Emile Simard .of Manchester, state Veterans Employment representative. He accepted this post after he re- signed as a three-term member of the Executive Council. Introducing the program will be Maury Parent as president- of-the-day. Participating will be the Rabbi Bela Fischer, of Tem- ple Best Abraham, the Rev. John McAndrew of St. Patrick's Church, and Salvation Army Captain Charles Sargeant. A special feature, both in the march and in the exercises, will 'be the appearance of the Tall Men's Chorus from Fort Devens, Mass. The parade will be led by the Nashua Police and Fire De- partments. Marching in the first division will be a detach- ment from the 10th Special Forces Group sta- tioned at Fort Devens. They are known as the Green Berets. Music will be provided by the Nashua High school, VFW and Legion bands, the Spartans, Elks Trojans and Suburbanettes drum and bugle corps. There will be majorettes, rep- resentatives. of veterans organi- zations, baton twirlers, the Elks Boy Scouts carrying flags of de- ceased veterans, Junior Police League, Boy Girl Scouts, Brownies and Cubs. Chairman of the holiday com- mittee is James demons, past commander of the chapter and state, Disabled American Vet- PARADE Page 1 Opposing War Views Vie In Week Of Action By BOB MONROE Associated Press Writer Supporters and opponents of President Nixon's Viet- nam policy hold new dem- onstrations this week in the continuing controver- sy over the nation's involve- ment in the war. Activities Planned A week of activities by groups backing the President will, be highlighted .by Veterans Day. ceremonies Tuesday in Wash- ington. The focus returns: to the nation's capital Saturday when critics plan a massive antiwar march an rally. As signs of support through the week for Nixon's Vietnam policies, administration backers called for participation in pa- rades, burning of car head- lights, waving flags and the wearing .of buttons that say "I Love America." "Tell it To "Opera- tion "Freedom Ral- "Honor America Week" and "National Confidence Week" are among the titles giv- en the pro-administration dem- onstrations. Activities by supporters and critics began early. A Veterans Day parade was held Saturday in Midland Park, N.J., a town of that has lost eight sons in Vietnam. Police estimated there were marchers and spectators. Sponsors of the parade said they wanted to dramatize their support of the President's poli- cies'and opposition to antiwar demonstrators. In Houston, Tex, a "march for peace" covered 36 blocks Sunday. Police estimated there marchers and put the total attendance at a rally after- ward' at Abbut 75 of the demonstrators Identified themselves as soldiers from Ft. Hood, Tex. Dr.-Howard Levy, a former Army physician who was court-martialed for re- fusing to train Green Beret medics; told the rally, "Mr. Nix- on shouldn't worry about being the first president to lose a war should be worried about being the first president to lose the Army." .Prayers offered in many churches throughout the nation Sunday for the estimated American servicemen missing or held captive in Southeast Asia. President Nixon had declared the day a National Day of Pray- er and Concern. He did not at- tend church services in Key Bis-' cayne, Fla.j.to join publicly in the observance. A spokesman for the Washing- ton Cathedral said services there were conducted as usual with "nothing" to commemo- rate the National Day of Pray- er. In Newport News, Va., a prayer program at Todd Sta- dium drew crowds despite rain. Today negotiations continue for the route to be followed by the antiwar demonstrators in Washington amid government warnings of violence and assur- ances from protesters that they plan only peaceful dissent. Bryce Harlow, counselor to the President, repeated Sunday the government's contention "that there is an active possibil- ity of violence." Protest planners denied the predictions of violence. Dr. Ben- jamin Spock accused the admin- istration of trying to frighten away demonstrators. "It's perfectly clear that the talk of violence is all coming from the Spock said. "The government is trying in every way. to intimidate peo- ple who are coining to protest against the war President Nix- on is desperately trying to make it appear the American people are behind him when in fact they are not." .The week's first demonstra- tions in Washington will from the pro-administration side with two major events on Veterans Day. Chief Justice Warren E Bur- ger, gospel singer Jackson and Medal of Honor winner Rodolfd C. Hernandez will headline the official pro- gram Tuesday in Arlington Na- tional Cemetery. OPPOSING VIEWS Page I Candidate Challenges Alderman's Election By ClAUDETTE DUROCHER If need be, Rep. Ernest R. Gout- ermarsh says he will pursue his case to disqualify the candidacy of a young teacher who defeated him for Ward 9 alderman last 'week "all the way to the state Supreme Court." V Coiitermarsh in the five-man .contest' in which A. Michael Richard, a 28-year-old bachelor who teaches history at the Fairgrounds Junior High School, was elected as the new Ward 9 alderman. According to Coutermarsh's in- terpretation; a state statute and the city charter bar Richard from simultaneously holding aldermamc office and a teaching position in jthe local school system. Allowing Richard to assume his aldermanic seat -Jan. 1 without challenge, he said, would create "a dangerous precedent." Notes Conflict It would also create a conflict- of-interest situation, Ooutermarsh added, because, as an alderman, Richard would be voting on school appropriations, including teacher salaries. "It's not a case of soiir grapes or anything he stated, in explaining Ms move to dis- qualify Richard. "It's Just that I'm interested, as a state legislator, in seeing that the intent of the legislature is not circumvented. have no animosity toward ERNEST R. COUTERMARSH Mr. Richard and my concern doesn't come after the fact as I discussed this with the city solic- itor before the election." In his first attempt at elective office, Richard received 920 votes to succeed Richard P. Joyce as Ward 9 alderman. The 52-year-old Gwtermarsh, who moved to Nashua from Leb- anon three years ago, placed second with .646 votes. Other defeated candidates in- cluded Francis J. Madigan, 325, Joyce, 309, and Wiliiani J. San- fordj 238. There was no time before the municipal election, Coutermarsh A. MICHAEL RICHARD said, to pursue Richard's eligibil- ity as a candidate. He said Gormley had advised him that Richard could a can- didate for alderman he had so instructed City Clerk Lionel, Guilbert. Retains Stand Gormley said today his opinion was based on two court ruling! involving similar cases and he does not plan to reverse nil opinion; Coutermarsh, a veteran legisla- tor and a train conductor, said he has engaged Gerald R. Prumer of the firm of Leonard, COUTERMARSH Page I City GOP Chairman Defends Letter Democratic Role in Election Rapped Breaking his silence on the subjeqt of partisan municipal elections, G. Allan Walker Jr., chairman of the Republican City Committee, said today he be- lieves the majority of Republi- cans here favor non partisan municipal elections. But, he said, the Republicans do not agree "with the present' trend of city Democrats ta flaunt their party affiliations to assist them In securing the of- fice they are seeking." And it should be made clear, Walker added, that the Republi- can party, "although a numeri- cal minority in the city, will no longer, stand by while this game of double standard is played by the Democrats." Changes Mind In another development, Ed- ward J. Robertson, treasurer of the Republican City Committee and an unsuccessful candidate for Ward 1 alderman in last week's municipal election, said he has changed his mind about resigning from the committee. Agnew Blasts at Protesters Win Wide National Support TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. SERVING NASHUA AND 6UKKOTJNDING TOWNS 465-2267 Abby 25 Anderson 4 Classifieds 32, 33, 34, 35 Comics Cook Cromley Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope; 31 32 32 Lawrence Lewis Obituaries Social Sports 4 13 2 7 28. 29 Suburban IS, 17 Taylor Television Theaters Dr. Thosteson 24 Weather 1 4. 31 31 WASHINGTON (AP) Vice President Spiro T. Agnew says more than 80 per cent of thi messages he has received ap- prove of .his stinging verbal at- tacks on some participants in Vietnam .War protest demon- strations. And, the vice president said: "I'm going to continue to say what I think is proper to say .and in the way I want to say it." The latest tally by his office, Agnew said Sunday in a copy- righted interview with U.S. News World Report, showed he had received communi- cations backing his speeches and opposing his remarks. 5% DAILY i IffTERESf COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY WALLPAPER SALE SAVE UP TO SO Hundreds of New Patterns LINSTOCK S i H Green Stamps Nashua Wallpaper Co. Utff. Pearl St. 882-MH Mon. thru Open Tbun.'til I "That's about 5 to the vice president said. Agnew has made several strong-worded speeches since the Oct. 15 Vietnam Moratorium Day. In New Orleans only four days after the big nationwide demon- stration, Agnew said the protest was encouraged by "an effete corps of impudent snobs." Agnew said then that thou- sands of well-motivated young people were taking part without considering the consequences to their country. At that time also criticized plans for the sec- ond Vietnam War protest which is scheduled for later this week. Agnew said Sunday his, nail Indicated that his speeches are reflecting .the views of the elec- "And you'd be surprised at how'many on the other side of the political fence in high public office privately are laudatory about what I've been Agnew said in the interview. He charged that the news'me- dia had deliberately distorted his remarks, but the vice pres- ident did not name any individ- uals or names. Agnew was asked if he feels the disparity between editorial views and the response of his correspondents indicates a disa- greement between the nation's intellectual elite and the mass of people. "I don't consider the people who write for the news media intellectual Agnew said. "Sometimes I think they are about the most superficial think- ers I know." Robertson said he had .con- sidered resigning to protest the sending of a letter by the com- mittee urging Republicans to vote for the 22 party members who were on the non-partisan ballot. The decision to send the let- ter, he said, was not unanimous- ly agreed to by the committee and he had opposed the move. He reconsidered his proposed resignation, Robertson s a 1 d, after learning that Wa.lker. would issue a statement point- ing out .that a majority of the Republicans here! do not favor partisan municipal elections. WaHcer had Tnaintained'a .no- comment stance last week when the city committee came under attack by Alderman Large Bertram! J. Bouchard, an ac- tive Democrat, for violating the spirit of non-partisan municipal elections by sending the allegi- ance'letter. Bouchard has endorsed a res- olution to be introduced at Wed- nesday's aldermanic meeting to have the elections and returns committee, of which he is chair- man, Investigate the circumstan- ces, surrounding issuance of the letter and to determine the ment for partisan elections. In his lengthy statement to- day, Walker said he "could no longer stand by .while Bouchard attempts to pull the wool over the' eyes of the citizens of Na- shua." Explains Commitment Referring to Bouchard's crit- icisms, Walker said "that it was this kind of double talk that prompted the Republican City Committee to commit it- self to a program of involve- ment in city elections. SHOP THE GREAT VETERANS' DAY SALE Tomorrow at the NASHUA MALL NASHUA'S ONtT FAOTOBT AUTHORIZED DEALEB SKI-POO Ski-Doo Suits Boots Trailers Sleds Accessories ft Parti Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center JOMsin Street, Nashua, N.H. '70 Chevrolets CARS TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as 'per day Call Teri 888-1121 MicMulkln Chevrolet hs said, "the record' will show that Demo- crats have been very blatant in their attempt to retain a stronghold on all city offices." He said that the majority of Democrats running for city of- fice flagrantly stressed their affiliations and achievements within the party. Walker said that under nor- mal circumstances this would be admirable but in this case it was little'more than "an un- derhanded attempt- on their part to achieve the support of.Dem- ocrats'within the city. "Just prior to the he.: continued, r "a number., of Democratic candidates, includ- ing J.'Joseph Grandmaison, Er- nest Coutermarsh, Andrea Dan- iels, .and Francis LaFlamme, GOP LEADER Page 2 Monthly Rainfall Nears 5 Inches The weatherman peeked out from behind his umbrella today just long enough to meekly pre- dict that these cold, rainy days are going to continue indefinite- ly. U.S. Weather Bureau reports say that the prevailing weather pattern is a "block" character- "ized by a large high pressure area over northern Labrador, and an extensive low pressure area over the Atlantic, south of New England. "We can't say for sure when the block will weather bureau officials "It should eventually weaken one of these days but just when we don't know." In the meantime, the Greater Nashua area has accumulated nearly five inches of rain, since all but two days this month have been stormy ones. There was just a trace of rain Satur- day, but Sunday finished out with a .28 of an inch rainfall. This brings the month's total re 4.17 inches, which Is .H of M Inch above for Norm- ber.