Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 15, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire
Today's Chuckle When the scientists at Cape Kennedy lose their tempers, they count to one. Nashua Weather Fair, Cold Tonight Little Change Sunday Ntw Hampshire's Lorgtit Evwlng Newspaper VOL 101 NO. 219 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1969 Second CUu Portage Paid At Nashua, N.H. 20 PAGES TEN CENTS Thousands March In Viet Protest; Violence Flares By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Violence one Washington demonstration but elsewhere in the na- tion's capital and across the country tens of thousands participating in the second Vietnam moratorium con- tinued peaceful protest. Demonstrations Vary Opponents of the Vietnam pro- test demonstrations continued to speak out at rallies and in news- paper advertisemenis. One group of 25 St. Louis college stu- dents burned a Soviet flag to ex- press support for U.S. Vietnam policy. Inclement weather across much of the East cut attendance or forced cancellation of some local antiwar observances Fri- day. Most organizers turned their efforts to getting people to Washington for today's march. There was better weather and larger crowds in the West, where marchers walked 10 blocks through downtown Port- land, Ore. Afterward five bus- They Fought, But Everyone Stayed Cool By G. DAVID WALLACE -WASHINGTON (AP) The mob of chanting, banner-waving kids closing in on the thin blue line of helmeted cops could have been Chicago, or Columbia or San Francisco State. But both sides in Friday night's clashes had learned their lessons well, and the panic and frenzy of many past con- frontations was as elusive as the tear gas which dissipated quick- ly in the brisk wind. The helmets marking the most militant marchers who had come prepared for head- knocking were few among the crowd, estimated by police at upwards of assembled in Dupont Circle with the aim of marching to the South Viet- namese embassy. The tear gas generators were Whirring loudly behind the shoulder-to-shoulder policemen after the demonstrators moved the three blocks down Embassy Row to Sheridan Circle. A salvo of bottles and rocks flew, apparently harmlessly, over the police line. Then the police line parted and two men carrying machines looking like portable vacuum cleaners stepped out. Police Warn A policeman warned over a bullhorn everyone in the area was subject to arrest. The ma- chines belched white, billowing clouds. Tear gas. The kids moved quickly, chanting "Walk. Walk." The po- lice held their ground with only a few officers following the demonstrators. District Police Chief Gerald Wilson later said the tear gas machines were perhaps used too soon, but the four policemen moving up the street with the men bearing the generators moved slowly, deliberately. A couple of stragglers were col- lared. There was no clubbing. The leaders tried to regroup forces at Dupont Circle, but ev- erytime a crowd of about 100 formed, the tear gas shells lobbed in. "Walk. shouted the kids. They moved and let wind carry the gas sway. Within minutes, the gas gone, the crowd reassembled and the cycle started over. At one point a policeman stopped his cruiser for no ap- parent reason and began chas- ing kids through the nearly de- serted park like a dog chasing pigeons. He caught no one, stopped, returned to the cruiser. But generally the police stuck together and didn't press the chase after scattering the crowd with gas. "Our policy is to use restraint and to use the least damaging method of force when force is Wilson said. He said attempting arrests and us- ing tear gas were the first pre- ferred methods to avoid having physical battles between the po- lice and demonstrators. Wilson said this policy proved effective Friday night. Barker Nominated To Police Board CONCORD Allan M. Barker was nominated to the Nashua Police Commission on Friday by Gov. Walter Peterson at his meet- ing with the Executive Council. Barker, a Republican, would succeed Howard Hammar, a hold- over in office since last Sept. 1. The appointment is for a three- year term. Other members of the commission are Daniel R. W. Mur- dock, a Democrat, and Theode Durocher, a Republican. Nominee Barker is treasurer of TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Anderson Church Classifieds 14 Lawrence Comics Cromley Crossword Editorial Financial Horoscope 17, 18, it IS, 16 4 17 14 Obituaries Social Sports Teen Television Theaters 4 2 13 10. 11 9 14 14 Dr. Thosteson It Weather 2 Women's Page S the Merrill Boyden Inc., Milford, a metal fabricating plant. He was formerly associated with Im- proved Machinery Inc., Nashua. He attended Nashua schools and he was graduated from Exeter Academy and the University of New Hampshire, in 1949. He is a World War H Army veteran with two years' overseas duty in the Pacific Theater of War. He is presently a member of the Gov- ernor's Crime and Delinquency Commission. Peterson's nominations will be up for confirmation at the group's next meeting late this month. Nashua nominations included: Atty. James L. Sullivan, reap- pointed to the state Judicial Coun- cil, and Louis J. Panagoulias, nominated to the N. H. Civil De- fense Advisory Council, repre- senting Hillsborough County. The council confirmed the ap- pointment of'Roger L Chantal of Nashua to the N.H. Bank Advi- sory Board, representing credit unions. 5% DAILY INTEREST COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ON 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS AT NASHUA TRUST COMPANY loads left for today's mass march in San Francisco. Police in Washington used clouds of tear gas to break up the militant group they estimat- ed at that tried to march on the South Vietnamese Em- bassy. Leaders of the over-all protest disavowed the militants.' actions. Police reported 27 arrests, mostly for disorderly conduct. Eleven policemen were reported injured with two hospitalized. Eighteen demonstrators also were reported hurt, none seri- ously. Most of the injuries for both police and demonstrators came from tear gas inhalation, district officials said. At no time were there reports that the po- lice had used their nightsticks or any other weapon except gas. Even as the tear gas swirled on Embassy Row, thousands of peaceful'marchers continued fil- ing past the White House in the second day of a "March Against Death." Each marcher carried a placard with the name of a serviceman killed in Vietnam or. a Vietnamese village destroyed. Army troops were bivouacked in several downtown govern- ment agencies as a precaution' against violence today. Police alone handled the clash Friday night although District of Co- lumbia National Guardsmen were called on to patrol the scene. In New York Friday, a crowd of mostly young demonstrators gathered in Central Park where they lay down on the grass and loosed black balloons into a cloudy sky while a bugler played "Taps." Each balloon represented an American killed in Vietnam since President Nix- on took office. New York City high school re- ported attendance off by 50 per cent and_City stu- dents were permitted to skip classes "as a matter of individ- ual conscience." In one counter-demonstration, THOUSANDS MARCH Page 2 Newspaper Gift Opens Annual Salvation Army Qiptain Charles Sargent, (cen- Claus Fund. The group, 1 to r, includes Michele Bujold, accepts donation by the Nashua Telegraph Amy WhitcombJ Capt. Sargent, John Stylianos, and as the newspaper launches its eighth annual Santa James Hamilton. Telegraph Starts Santa Fund By MICHELE BUJOLD The Nashua Telegraph today launched its eighth annual San- ta Fund for the area's needy, unfortunates and forgotten el- derly. Since the project was initi- ated, many firms and individ- uals, including children, have contributed to the success of the worthwhile program. Last year, 276 families were assisted, and more than children received a new cloth- ing order and new toy from Santa Claus. The newspaper opened the drive today with a J100 gift to Captain Charles Sargent, officer in charge of the Nashua area Salvation Army: Making the presentation .were, members, of the editorial and circulation de- partments who will be worktrig directly on the Fund. Project Grows The annual project was in- stituted by Publisher Charles W. Weaver. It has grown from a modest sum of collect- ed the first year to last year's- record-breaking This does not include1 the thousands of dollars worth of clothing, toys and food products which were accepted and turned over to the Salvation Army for dis- tribution. In the past seven years, a generous citizenry has contrib- uted Coupled with the varied items donated, the news- paper's project-has helped thou- sands of the area's young and old. Publisher Weaver said today: "The Telegraph's-annual San- ta Fund has gone a long way in the seven years since it was launched. The WOOO that period has permitted the co-sponsoring Salvation Army to bring Christmas joy, to the children and courage to the loneliest and forgotten among us. "The Santa Fund become a symbol of Christmas in this community, a deepening tradition which does credit to the people, in it. For those, who contribute, 'it is a real oppor- tunity to demonstrate concern for their fellow man; for those who benefit, it is realization that somebody cares a thought that restores fading hope." Captain Sargent added these thoughts: "Although Mrs. Sar- gent and myself are new in this area, one of the first things we were informed of by many distinguished area citizens, was the trememdous support of the Telegraph in all ways, but in particular the Christmas cam- paign, 'The ''Santa Fund.' "It is indeed pod's blessing and very heartwarming to hear of the wonderful response of the city and its surrounding com- munities in making this effort so successful.'We hope arid pray for the continued success of the Santa Fund and for the joy and happiness it brings to those less fortunate than others." Capt. Sargent explains that Weekend Edition Stock Lisfs Teen-Age Page Exfrcr Comics those who are assisted are pri- marily investigated cases of mothers and children oh gov- ernment welfare; that is, city, county or state relief; and those persons receiving old age as- sistance like social security. STARTS FUND Page 2 Goal: Exploration of Surface Apollo 12 Streaks Toward Moon By HOWARD BENEDICT SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) Jolted but undamaged by a violent electrical surge during launch Friday, Apollo 12 streaked through space today toward the moon and man's first detailed exploration of the moon surface. Astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., Richard F. Gordon Jr. and Alan L. Bean shook off the ef- fects of the frightening encoun- ter with what Conrad said may have been lightning to search for damage in both the com- mand module and the attached lunar module. They found all systems were intact and Apollo 12 continued toward the moon and man's sec- ond lunar landing. Report Icing Conrad, however, reported ic- ing between the triple layered window of the command mod- ule, the viewport vital to the critical docking and lunar pho- tographic survey plans. The 39-year-old commander said Ice was forming on the in- ner surface of the outside win- dow. Apollo 12 was launched as a violent thunderstorm bore down on the launch pad at Cape Ken- nedy, Fla., dumping rain on President Nixon and oth- ers who came to view the lift- off. Only seconds after the space- craft rode the Saturn 5 rocket away from earth, communica- tions were broken momentarily and the astronauts reported their spacecraft instruments were alive with blinking warn- ing light. The prime electrical system, 1. Launch from Kennedy. 2. Spacecraft and Saturn 5 third enter earth parking orbit 3. retired, lifting spacecraft out of tarth orbit into lunar trajectory. Command module separates. 4. correction, if necessary. Spacecraft enters lunar orbit Conrad and Bean transfer to Lunar Module and separate from Command Lunar Module descends to inrfaci in the Sea of Storms. Gordon piloting Command Module remains in lunar After 31 hours on surface, two moon walks. Conrad and Bean lift off in Lunar Conrad and Bian transfer. Lunar Module jettisoned. Command Module blasts out of lunar Splashdown in the Pacific. ANTIQUING KITS AVAILABLE Full Line of Colors S H Stamps Nashua Wallpaper Co. 19 W. Peart St Mon. thru Opw Than, til I in effect, blew a fuse under the assault of an uncontrolled surge of electricity.'The prime guid- ance system froze. Power was lost to the on-board computer. Conrad, Gordon and Bean' re- set circuit breakers and brought the electrical system under con-, trol. But Mission Control offi- cials feared the powerful electr- cal charge might have dam- aged delicate electronics in the spacecraft systems. Conrad and Bean twice crawled into the lunar lander to check the of the spindly-legged machine that will carry them to a moon land- ing at a.m. EST Wednes- day. Conrad and Bean discovered that a flood light switch was not cutting- off. Conrad said .the switch, which works like one. for a refrigerator light, apparently was not turning off when a hatch door closed. The com- mander cut power to the flood- light by opening circuit, break- er. The troubles failed to dent the good humor of the crew or dim the excitement .of discovery for Bean, spice rookie. Conrad and Gordon, who have both pre- viously made space flights, were more subdued in their en- thusiasm, but still bubbled occa- sionally. "They're still worried about this said Bean, refer- ring to the surge at lift-off. won't let us near the win- Conrad quipped. later, Bean could see both the. earth and the moon. "The earth doesn't seem to be getting smaller too.fast-right to lobseryed. "But it's tort of funny. It just seems to NASHUA MALL apologizes for the great traffic jam caused by our Veteran's Day bargains! Shop us today always a comfortable 72 degrees at the Nashua Mall NASHUA'S ONLT FACTORY AUTHORIZED DEALER SKI-DOO SU-Doo Suits Boots Traikrs Sfcds Pirts Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor KwrMttoa Cssrtcr mMtJn NtthM, N. H. 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