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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 21, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle It's peculiar how a dollar can look so big when it goes for church and so small when it goes for groceries. Weather Fair, Cold Tonight No Change Saturday Ntw Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper... VOL. 101 NO 224 wi nw. Continuing the New Hampshire Telegraph Established October 20, 1832 NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid At Nashua, N. H. 28 PAGES Price TEN CENTS Scene of Merrimack Bank Holdup Officer Brian McGrath of the Merri- mack Police Department stands outside the Merrimack Branch of the Second National Bank of Nashua after it was robbed by a lone gunman this morning. Police said the robber fled the scene and there was no report of the amount of money taken. Bank officials refused to comment further. (Telegraphoto-Har- rigan) Library Board Places Limit On. Expenditures By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER Charging Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan had distorted the fi- nancial facts about the new li- brary, the joint library build- ing committee yesterday agreed to impose a ceiling on construc- tion expenditures for the facili- ty. And it was announced that two resolutions to raise the city's matching share of the supplementary library offer made by Eliot A. Carter will be introduced at the Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night. Under the construction limit adopted by the committee, the would be the final ap- propriation to be asked of the city for the library. The city must match the latest Carter gift by May, 1970. With nine new aldermen to take of- fice Jan. 1, it is uncertain if the matching appropriation would be made in 1970 and the gift would then be lost by de- fault. Bond Issue Alderman-at Large Maurice L. Arel said it is proposed that the be raised by float- ing a bond issue and by transferring from the capital improvements sec- tion of this year's municipal budget. All facets of the library proj- ect will be reviewed at a meet- ing with the entire Board of Aldermen and the aldermen- elect Monday night at 8. Introduction of the fund rais- ing measures will coincide with a move Tuesday night to over- ride Sullivan's veto of the al- dermen's acceptance of the Car- ter gift. The library building commit- tee at its meeting yesterday unanimously adopted a state- ment prepared by Frank B. Clancy, committee chairman, stating that the city's actual cost for construction of the new Agnew Criticizes 'Monopoly Press' MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Vice President Spiro T. Ag- new, saying he does "not seek to intimidate the has ex- tended his criticism of the na- tion's news media to some daily newspapers. Finding particular fault with the New York Times and the Washington Post, Agnew Thurs- day night charged there is a "growing monopolization of the voices of public opinion on which we all our knowledge and for the basis of our views." The vice president's attack in a speech to the Alabama Cham- ber of Commerce came exactly one week after he leveled sharp criticism against the nation's television networks for their handling of news. Answers Critics In answer to critics who as- serted he was attempting to muzzle newsmen, the vice presi- dent told his audience: "I am opposed to censorship of television or the press in any form. I don't care whether the censorship is imposed by gov- ernment or whether it results from management in the choice and the presentation of the news by a little fraternity having sim- ilar social and political views. I am against, repeat am against, censorship in all forms." However, Agnew said, this does not mean the news media should be free of criticism. "When they go bes'ond fair comment and criticism they will be called upon to defend their statements and their positions just as we must defend he said. In his speech, which ran slightly over half an hour and was interrupted 17 times by ap- plause, Agnew said the American people should be made aware of the trend toward the monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands." central library will not exceed This would include, he said, the bond issue which has already been floated for the construction and hopefully the the city must put up to accept the latest Carter do- nation. The remainder of the new li- brary cost will be borne by Carter's combined gifts totaling million and a federal grant of Million Cost This would bring the total costs to less than million, Clancy stated. Not contained in Clancj''s cost summary is the bond issue the city 'has authorized to improve street access to the li- brary and which is administered by the aldermanic Park Street beautification committee. A complete qualitative budg- etary breakdown of the library construction, Clancy said, was presented to the joint committee at a meeting Oct. 1 which was attended by Sullivan. Copies of this breakdown were subsequently mailed to all the aldermen and the mayor. Mayor's Statement Clancy noted that in a Tele- graph article Tuesday Sullivan reported that "over million has already been committed" to the project by the city. The mayor's statement is con- tained in a message accom- panying his veto of the latest Carter gift. The mayor's report, Clancy added, did the joint building committee "a great disservice" and Sullivan "simply has not reported the facts accurately." Sullivan had said Tuesday he would request that Clancy re- schedule the meeting for City Hall at a time when the alder- men-elect could attend. But Clancy said yesterday LIBRARY Page 5 TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Abby Anderson Baker Biossat Classifieds 24, 25. 26. 27 AGNEW Pagc 2 Lawrence 4 Nashua Scene 4 Obituaries Sports 10, 21 Police Hunt Getaway Car Lone Gunman Holds Up Bank In Merrimack By JOHN HAKB1GAN MERRIMACK A lone gunman walked into the Second National Branch Bank of Nashua this morning and made off with an undetermined a- mount of cash. Merrimack and Nashua police, coordinating their efforts to apprehend the robber, issued a 13-state, all-points bulletin for the gunman. Flees In Car Bank employes told police the holdup man walked into the small modern building, brandished an automatic pistol and demanded money. They said the robber fled in a used, dark blue Mustang con- vertible, damaged on one side. The car was the object of an intensive search in the Mem- mack-Nashua area late this morn- ing. The branch bank is located just south of Merrimack center on Route 3. Police were working in the theory that the gunman might have, headed for the Everett Turnpike, just a mile away. Early reports said the getaway vehicle was last seen heading north on the turnpike towards the. Thornton's Ferry Tolihouse. Other reports said the car might have headed south along Route 3 to Nashua. Nashua police stationed cruis- ers on Concord and Manchester Streets and on the Everett Turn- pike to watch for the Mustang. The FBI was called in :on the case. State Police assisted in the search for the getaway ear. Meanwhile, police also wera looking for two women who were at the drive-in window when the robbery occurred. They reportedly sped after the Mustang after telling bank per- sonnel that they would attempt to follow the getaway car and obtain a description or a license num- ber. The two had told bank per- sonnel they would return in a few minutes. But by 11 a.m., the women had not returned, and po- lice were searching for both ve- hicles. Suspect Described The suspect was described as about six feet tall, weighing about 185 pounds, 24-25 years old, with brown hair and wearing a brown plaid jacket. Further details of the robbery were unavailable. The bank doors were locked and the drapes drawn shortly after the police arrived. Neither police nor bank officials had any comment. This morning's robbery was the second holdup this year at a branch of the Second National Bank. On Feb. 13. two gunmen walked in to the Second National branch at Simoneau Piaza on South Main Street in Nashua and demanded money from a teller. After collecting about J25.000 in cash, the two left and one of the pair threw a cannister of tear gas into the bank as he went out the door. Haynsworth, Nixon Face Test In Senate By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon's prestige was on the line as the Senate neared a vote today on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Clement F, Haynsworth. The Republican President nominated the 57-year-old South Carolinian three months ago and stood steadfast despite a controversy that split the Senate and the ranks of his own party. Both sides were jittery on the eve of the showdown with the outcome hanging on the decision of a dozen senators who refused to. commit themselves publicly in-advance. Haynsworth had a shaky 45-43 edge in committed votes going into the closing ar- guments today according to an Associated Press survey. Pressure was on the Republi- can senators to support their leader, but a number of thetn had announced in advance that they would go against the con- firmation. One of the earliest was GOP Whip Robert P. Grif- fin of Rejected In 1930 The last time the Senate re- jected a Supreme Court nomi- nee was in 1930 when another Republican president, Herbert Hoover, named Judge John J. Parker to the tribunal. The vote was 41-39. Last year, in the face of a threatened filibuster by oppo- nents, former President Lyndon B. Johnson withdrew his nomi- nation to elevate Abe Fortas from an associate justice to chief justice. Fortas later resigned from the court after disclosure of his fi- nancial ties to a family founda- tion of jailed financier Louis B. Wolfson. It was to fill this vacancy that Nixon nominated Haynsworth, chief judge of the 14th U. S. Court oJ Appeals since 1964. Haynsworth was appointed to the federal court 12 years ago by former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In Thursday's Senate debate, three previously uncommitted senators disclosed their stand. Two Republicans, John Sher- man Cooper of Kentucky and Charles McC. Mathias of Mary- land, said they would vote against confirmation. But a Democrat, Jennings Randolph of West Virginia, announced his support of the nomination. Cooper and Mathias based their stand on the ethics issue that has swirled through the de- bate, although they did not question Haynsworth's honesty. Opponents said Haynswortli showed an insensitivity to judi- cial ethics, contending he par- ticipated in cases in which he should have disqualified himself because of a direct or indirect financial interest in one of the litigants. Supporters have denounced the ethics issue as a smoke- screen for those who object to Haynsworth as a southerner might bring a more con- servative trend in the Supreme Court's decisions. At an Oct. 20 news confer- ence, Nixon said Haynsworth had been subjected to "vicious character assassination" and he would not withdraw the nomina- tion even if Haynsworth asked him to. Photos of Moon Sites Snapped Astronauts Start Trip Home at P.M. Suburban 12, 13 Taylor Out of Respect to Harry Kulas PHILBRICK'S FISH MARKET Main St., Nashua WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22 Comics 24 Television 17 ij Crossword 17 Theaters 21 rTCfPOV Financial 16 Weather 2 Wearing identical outfits and hold- Bean, lunar module pilot; Horoscope 17 ing signs proclaiming then- feelings, the Richard Jr., wife of ui iipuiiu aauuimuus are a module pilot ana Mrs. Charles Tote happy trio after watching the docking Conrad, commander's wife. The group of the lunar and command modules on met at the Conrad home to watch PICTURE Left to right: Mrs. Alan L. telecast. (AP by ONLY FACTORY AUTHORIZED DKALElt at reasonable prices S H Green Stamps Nashua Wallpaper his friend REX TRAILER arrive li TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low Ski-Doo Suits Boots Trailers Sleds 129 W. Pearl St. 882-9491 Mon. thru Sat Open Thurs. 'til 2 P.M. at the NASHUA fay Call Teri 888-1121 MacMulkin Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center 282 Main Street, Nashua, N. 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They splash down in the Pacific at p.m. Mon- day, ending man's second expe- dition to the lunar surface. Little Conversation There was little conversation with the ground as the astro- nauts kept busy operating six cameras and orienting the spaceship to get the proper an- gle and lighting conditions. Bean took a few moments to give his impression of the moon's back side, which cannot be seen from earth. "The back side is a lot more worn and he said. "The front side's sot a lot more contrast and a lot more sharp ASTRONAUTS pagc 2 FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With LORDEN OIL CO. INC. SERVING NASHUA AND SURROUNDING TOWNS 465-2267 SNOWMOBILES New Authorized DEALER For MOTO-SKI ARCTIC CAT Trailers Accessories SALES SERVICE BUD TATE'S 74 W. Hollis St. 882-67H ;