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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 17, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today't Chuckle Sign In window of en building: phone- for sate." Sign In the winddwof an adjoining apart, menti "Thank Weather Cloudy, Cold Tonight Little Warmer Tuesday 101 NO. 220 CoottaulBi UN Nw Htmpihire Established October M. 1M NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE. MONDAY, NOVEMIER 17, ItM Second CUM Portw Pild At Nashua, N.ll. 24 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Firemen Call Slowdown; Signed Picketing in Dress Uniform A large group of Nashua firemen, described as "all of the day-off men ex- cept three" by a union spokesman, pa- raded in front of City Hall this morning carrying picket signs. The dispute in- volves pledges firemen say -were made verbally but never put into writing. Here, Fireman William Leonard rounds the 'corner of the line with a typical sign. (Telegraphoto-Harrigan) By Claudette Dumber A special meeting to re- solve a contract dispute which precipitated a work slowdown by firemen to- day and confusion over whether the fire commis- sioners actually refused to sign the contract called for 2 p. m. in the mayor's office at City Hall. Officials Called Requested to attend were offi- cials of Local 789, International Association of Firefighters; the local's counsel, Louis M. Janelle; Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan, Fire Commissioners John H. Mclaugh- lin, Roland LaRose and Leo Carle; and City Solicitor Arthur 0. Gormley Jr. Leonard Dube, president Hie local, said the slowdown would not affect fire protection in the city. He said under the slowdown firemen would cease such activi- ties as training, station house- keeping and such service'oper- ations as pumping out cellars, washing off: gasoline and'getting' cats out of trees. Marchers Gone; Dispute Remains Protest: Peaceful Or Violent? By JOSEPH E. MOHBAT WASHINGTON (AP) The demonstrators who jammed the capital for the biggest peace demonstration in history have gqne home, leaving behind a dispute over whether the mass protest against the 'Vietnam War was peaceful, as they had prom- ised, or violent, as the govern- ment had warned. "I do not believe that, overall, be char- acterized as: 'Atty. Gen. John N.rMitchell saM Sun- day of the massive gatfering at least a quarter- million war protesters to Wash- ington. Accuses Leaders He accused the organizing New Mobilization Committee of failing to heed Justice Depart- ment warnings of potential vio- lence. "That's a New Mobilization project director Ron Young re- torted when told of Mitchell's statement. "Yesterday, thou- sands of people were gassed in Washington by this government. Yesterday, hundreds of people were i killed in Vietnam by this government. Yesterday, villag- es were destroyed in Vietnam by this government. "Eight hundred thousand came and left this city with only 150 arrests and very few inju- ries." Police Chief Jerry V. Wilson had estimated demon- strators turned out Saturday. But he said that estimate was modest. Herbert G. Klein, who speaks for President Nixorii said al- though the demonstration "again proves that this is a country which allows .people to express themselves, I don't think there's a value in form policy for the United States or any gov- ernment, from crowds on the Nixon himself had nothing to say pliblicly about the demon- stration. He went to a, football game Sunday after having spent rally day in the White House, conducting official business and watching a, televised football match. contending the gath- ering had not been peaceful, pointed to two clashes between police and a militant fringe group of the antiwar protesters. Near the South Vietnamese Em- bassy Friday night, and at the Justice Department Saturday after the rally, the police used tear gas to rout the several thousand militants. A total of about 130 persons were arrested in the two days- only two in connection with the main march and rally. Most were charged with disorderly conduct and released on posting collateral. No serious injuries were reported, and damage ap- Nashua Fireman Killed in Pepperell A Nashua fireman was killed and two Lowell, Mass, men were Injured in a single-car crash in Pepperell, Mass, late Saturday morning. Victim of the crash was William E. Butterworth Jr., 23, of 37 Haleigh Dr. He died instantly when the car in which he was riding overturned on Route 119 at about 11 a.m. Police said it took an hour to extricate body from the wreckage. He was pro- nounced dead at the scene. Injured in the crash were James Fallow, 21, of Lowell, and Forrest Smith, 22, also of Lowell. They were taken to Groton Hos- pital, but Fallow later was trans- ferred to Burbank Hospital in FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With .LORDEN OIL CO. INC. Fitchburg, where he underwent surgery. Butterworth had joined the Na- shua Fire Department in January of this year, and had.been as- signed to the Airport station with C Platoon. He was on his day off was killed, and was to report to work Sunday night. He joined the-department after serving four years in the Navy aboard the CSS Tbomaston, based in California. He, was discharged in 1967. He was bom in Quincy, Mass., on Oct. 28, 1946, the son of Mr, and Mrs. William E. Butterworth. Besides his parents, be is sur- vived by two brothers, Walter Butterworth, serving with the Army in Korea, and Kevin Butterworth; four sisters, Mrs. Bohnt Goutet, and Jo-Anne, Carol aod Miry Butterworth, of Nashua; and grandparents, aunts and uncles. 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