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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - October 1, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire Today's Chuckle Inflation has become so bad that it has hit the price' of feathers. Even down Is up. Nashua New Hampshire's Largest Evening Newspaper... J 9. Weather i Cloudy, Warmer Thursday VOL 101 NO. 180 Continuing Hampshire Telegraph Established October NASHUA. NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER I, 1969 Second Class Postage Paid Al Nashua, N.H. 52 PAGES TEN CENTS Hanoi Willing To See Wives Of Prisoners By BOB HORTON WASHINGTON (AP) North Vietnam's willing ness to see wives of imprisoned U. S. servicemen is being viewed here as a hopeful sign Hanoi may be re evaluating its prisoner of war policies. Seek Information This assessment came afte North Vietnamese diplomats Paris said Tuesday that woul Court Asked For Ruling N.H. (AP) Th New Hampshire Supreme Cour has been asked to decide wheth er the Strafford County Super lor Court has jurisdiction over a court suit involving Roches ter's first primary election. Judge Charles J. Flynn rulei Tuesday that the .dispute was within his jurisdiction but he continued a hearing ID allow an appeal of the decision by attor neys Jor two school teachers Briarf "Perry. Brennon and Charles The teachers sought to have Rochester's primary election'in Ward 6 declared ;invalid, charg- ing there was "double ballot- Ing" in violation of the city's primary laws. They charged that the pri- mary law prevents candidates from filing for the same office on both the Republican and Democratic ballots the names of. incumbent' school board member J. Tripp and Boucher were listed on the bal- lots of both parties, Perry_ received 13 write-in Totes three more than'be needed and would bare won Democra tic nomination if Boucher had been listed on only the Republi- can billot Brennon Is a member of the ward committee and objected to the committee's 'endorsement of Boucher which placed his name on the ballot. receive a new group of Ameri can women seeking informatio about husbands missing in the war. Only a few days earlier th North Vietnamese delegatioi had for the first time met will four other American wives from Dallas, Tex., trying to find ou whether their husbands dead or alive. While North Vietnam's alii ludc toward such private meet ings may prove to be of no sig nificance, any sign of movemen on the POW problem is encour aging. Pentagon officials say. "They have had an indefensi We world commentet one official involved in day-to- day dealings with POW matters. 'It has been not only wrong bu: ilso not smart.: Now they may >e looking for a way to ease themselves but of the Gre." North may be hold- ing as many as 900 Americans, most of them fliers shot down during the air war. The number s' uncertain because Hanoi itcadfastly has refused to pro- vide a name act which international "agree- ments. The Pentagon's official list'of aprured men'. totals -but there: are! 919. names on the missing list and many of those trer believed Imprlsdnedyr For a especially -In the months preceding the opening of Paris .negotiations, the Unit- ed.. Stales avoided" making any ossibly inflammatory public comments, about .North Vlet- tm's attitade on the prisoner isue, fearing the captured men might suffer, officials .eiplain. Changes AltUnde But with passage' of time and success in Paris, the U.S. changed almost to a "what- iave-we-got-to-lose" attitude. 79 Viet Flee From Cong; 91 Others Saved Wow Favors Viet Cong Pham Kim Lien, who says she is the wife of double agent, Thai Khac Chuyen, allegedly slain in the Green Beret murder case, holds her son after hearing the charges against the Green Berets have -been dropped- "The Americans are worse than the Viet' Cong! I'm going to join the the Vie_t Cong. I'm going to blow up the Ameri- she told newsmen. (AP Wire- photo) Widow Of Viet Agent Wants Explanation SAJGON The: Mow of-' a Viet- aafase' double ii of her usbanoVs. death" at the U.S. Em assy f today threatened to ill herself and her children "so ic whole world will know about thtt'.initfer." "Jjy husband came south for freedom and democ- cy and the help of the Ameri- she cried to two Ameri- an political officers in the em- assy garden. "The Americans Bed him and won't tats the responsibility. They must either take the responsibility for his death my death." Earlier, Pham Em, Lien, 29, met with the two officers inside. She carried a 14-month-old baby in her arms. She presented the officers with a petition wrilten In Viet- namese, and addressed to the U.S. ambassador. "I want freedom and justice. And if I will not have it, I will go back the North (North Vietnam) and live she said. "What I ask for is compensa- tion to support'myself and my two children." .A officer said a claim filed by the woman in Au- gust is'now being by office in Saigon.-'He a'dded U.S. authorities didrnot act previously because death of her husband was a .vi- tal element of the Green: Beret case. The case now Is apparently le- gally closed, Secretary of the Army Stanley Resor dropped charges against the eight Green Berets accused in tho case. Stilltoi Her Summer Job-50 Years Later By CLAUDETTE DUROCHER Back'in 1919 when she wa. fresh out of high school. Rut Steele of Hudson had a feerin her summer job wasn't any thing she .would like to do manently.1 Fifty years later, Miss Steel Is still on the same job, in th same office and in the sam town. "It'i been Interesting work, Peterson Hails Watershed Plan TEMPLE, N.H. (AP) Gov Walter Peterson says the dedi cation of the Souhegan Rive watershed project must be signs! for in New Kamp thire to move resolutely in the area of resource managemen to benefit the whole economy. Peterson, speaking at cere- monies Tuesday, compliments the people of that area of nni; boro County for their foresigh and cooperative effort in launch- Ing the major flood control inc water supply project. He said the effort Is an ex- ample of what can be plished when citizens work with the different levels of govern- ment. "The foresight of local citl- tens must be credited as the chief factor In getting things he said. TAX PREPARATION and FRED. ACKLEY Public nt 883-3912 PIZZA by Charles Famous thruout New England H7 W. PEARL ST. fines! in Pizzas Grinders (all varieties) Regular 90c PLAIN PIZZA TUoENSPYAY 75c Telephont 88M542 11 A.M. to 2 A.M. Mon. ihru Sat. i P.M. to she says of her employment in the Hillsborough County regis try of deeds in the county court house on Temple Street. "And it only feels like yes- terda'y, really, that I' started working here, not 50 years ago." Yesterday, co-workers at the courthouse interrupted .their business day to mark Miss Steele's half-century of service to the county. Receives Gifts Amid the elegance of silver and candles, flowers and crys- tal, the veteran worker was given a silver Revere bowl, a crinkling new bill tucked away in a card of best wishes and a silver letter opener from Gov. Walter R. Peterson. The surprise party was given in a conference room at the Miss Steele gently protesting too much of a fuss was being made over her. Presiding over the festivi- ties was Miss Steele's boss, Registrar of Deeds Joseph G. Maltais of Manchester. Also participating in the gift- giving was, former Registrar Donat Corriveau of Nashua who was Miss Steele's boss for. 32 out of her 50 years at the coun- ty office. Throughout her years of work under him, Corriveau said, "she was a good and faithful em- ploye." Miss Steele has served under seven registrars and has seen the office staff build up from three employes to seven. System Changes Methods have changed in the recording of deeds too. Just before she joined the staff, Miss Ste.ele recalled, copies of deeds were hand-writ- ten for recording purposes. When she started work, deeds were typed and since 1946 they have been, photostated. Miss Steele said she took the business course at Nashua High School, from which she graduated in 1919, with the in- tention of working in an office. She first went to the court- house as a temporary summer replacement and remembers having a slight dislike for the work then. "I don't know, I just thought wouldn't like it she noted. But over the weeks her atti- tude changed. A few months ater she was called in as a By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON (AP) Sev enty nine Vietnamese ci vilians escaped from a Vie Cong village to an Ameri can patrol base north o Saigon and South Viet amese infantrymen another 91, the U-S. Army announced today. Produce Food The Army said the villagers iad been forced to produce food 'or enemy troops while the vil !agers went hungry. Some of the refugees attended a Roman Catholic Mass at the American jise and received communion for the first time in five years. The Army said they had been leld captive in the village o Due Bon, 70 miles northeast o Saigon. It had a population o: 400 before the exodus of the 170 civilians.. 'Last an Army spokesman said, "Enemy sol- diers, in a concerted effort to cut off the'increasing flight oi Due Bon's population, rounded up and tried to move one quar- ter of the villagers to a new lo- cation." He said South Vietnamese in- fantrymen intercepted a Viet Cong squad herding 91 civilians through the countryside, scared the enemy troops off with a vol- ley of gunfire and rescued the civilians. Spokesmen said the 79 other civilians had fled during the past 10 days to Landing Zone Mary, a patrol basejof the' U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division three miles south of the village of .Due Bon. The turned civilians over to have" South' been Viet- Hudson Woman Honored Ruth Steele of Hudson, Is present- ed with gifts during a surprise party in her honor at the HilLsborough Colin ty courthouse here yesterday. Miss Steele has served the Registry of Deeds office for 50 years. Making the presentations are Doriat G. Corriveau former registrar of deeds, Miss Steele's boss for 32 of the 50 years and Joseph G. Maltais, present regis- trar. (Telegraphoto-Shalhoup) CALIFORNIA HOUSE'PAINT SALE S A H Sfampi Nashua Wallpaper Co. IS W. Purl St. 88i-M91 MOD. thru Sat. Open I NASHUA TRUST has happily been paying daily interest on 5% Time Deposit accounts since 1967. MEMBIE F.D.t.C. sermanent staff member and las been there ever since. Modest about her long tenure, Miss Steele commented that searches for old deeds or "missing links" in title search- es lead to interesting. discov- eries and amusing notations in old documents. She also said it is sometimes amazing to see bow much profit can be re- alized in the transaction of property. The registry' records deed transferrals made in the 29 towns and two cities which make up Hillsborough County. Miss Steele, 67, has served as deputy regislrar and a few years ago considered retire- ment for health reasons. But she feels fine now, she added, and has no plans In sight for retirement. Home for her Is at the Steele iomestead on Lowell Road, Hudson, which she shares with a sister, Helen, and a brother, Harold. namese authorities in' the pro- vincial capital of Song Be, miles northeast of Saigon. The Army said one group of 27 villagers who turned up at Landing Zone Mary Tuesday In- cluded 17 children. "The spokesman for the group iold the American Infantrymen that they had for a long time been forced to produce food for local Viet Cong and North Viet- namese army regular forces, while they themselves went hun- an Army communique said. Capt. Herbert E. Barnes of Orlando, Fla., an intelligence of- ficer, said: "When our inter- preter told them, 'You are safe their faces turned to Find Arms Caches Elsewhere, three enemy arms caches were found by South Vielnamese troops 11 miles west of Salgoa. The finds strength- ened speculation that the'Com- munist command is stepping up in nitration efforts in the capital. Last week an American com- mander said the enemy was "doing his damndest" to Infit-. (rate commandos and demoli- tion experts into Saigon: Such tactics are expected to be part of the enemy's winter-spring campaign. Merrimack Pickets Pickets walk alongside Route 3 in front of the Anheuser-Busch brewery, under construction in- Merrimack. The pickets, workmen for the Palazzi' Corp; of Hooksett, wear signs urging the company: to "observe best area standards." Construction men at the brewery walked off the job in sympathy with the Palazzi employes who are working on the reconstruction of Route 3. (Telegraphoto-Shalhoup) Strike Against Road Project Halts Brewery Construction Construction of the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Her rimack came to a bait this morn- ing when workmen wafted off the job. A spokesman for the Ferguson Construction Co., general con- tractor for the plant, said the inn's 950-man work crew staged the walkout as a sympathy move for an "information picket" post- ed this morning against the Pa- lazzi Corporation of Hooksett. Corporation to "Please observe best area standards" were hoist- ed by Laborers Local 663 of Man- chester, the Ferguson spokesman said. Awarded Contract He said the Palazzi firm was recently awarded a state contract to widen Route 3 in Merrimack and is working on that project in the vicinity of the brewery. A spokesman for Palazzi Cor- poration said he had no details veloped today, apparently met wage rates. Officials of the firm; he said, were at the scene in an attempt to resolve the dispute and could not be reached for com- ment. The Ahheuser-Busch facility; situated on a 297-acre tract pa the east side of Route 3, is ex- ported to be completed nest June, It will employ about 300 per- sons. It is the largest construe- tren project now under way in Picket signs asking the the labor dispute which Former I Admits tc MANCHESTER A former employe of Sanders Associates Inc., in Nashua, pleaded guilty in Hfllsborough County Superior 3ourt here Tuesday to a charge that he "did embezzle, appropriate or fraudulently convert o his own use materials, monies and services of Sanders a Thefts of recommendation of County Ally. James A. Connor who saic that Sanders officials had cooperated with him in the investigation and that Winkler had promised to make restitution within six months. Connor said that the inves'i-cation showed Winkler (n he Sanders 1 The complaint charged that Winkler "wrongfully used -materials, monies and service's of Sanders Associates, Inc., to 'design, construct and promote a product known as Photo -Pen without the authority or consent of this during a period beginning Jan. 29. 1969 and- TONIGHT IN THE TELEGRAPH Obituaries Nashua Scene Abby Baker Classifieds Comics >omley Crossword Mitorial Tnancia! foroscope 45 to 51 Reslon Sports 2 4 27 49. 41 Suburban Taylor Television rheaters )r. Thosteson 45 Weather 2 '69 Chevrofets CARS t TRUCKS Daily Rentals as low as r day Call Teri 888-1 121 MacMulkin Chevrolet the value of The case against the accused, Burton C. Winkler Jr., 34, of 19 Burgess St., Nashua, was con- limied for sentence, and Justice John W. King placed him on probation for one year and or- dered him to mate restitution through the N.H. Probation De- partment "on such terms as ;hey direct." Sanders Cooperated The ruling was made on the SKI-DOO SH-Doo Suits Trailers It Sleds Accessories Parts Nashua Auto Co. Outdoor Recreation Center 282 Main Street, Nashua, N. H. religious man, a person of intel- ligence and a well-paid employe of the company. Ally. Morris D. Stein, counsel for Winkler, termed County At- lomey Connor's recommenda- tion and presentation of the case as among the fairest made ty the ccunly attorney "or by any other county attorney." Justice King observed that should Winkler not make resti- tution within a year that he could be held for violation of p r o b a t i o n and the case re- opened. PARK FREE X SHOP SATURDAYS All Day In Downtown Nashua close to 300 businesses to choose from terminating Aug. 8. Winkler was described in complaint as an "agent and icrvant of Sanders Associates, Sessions Hold Yesterday's arraignments were presented by County Ally. and his assistant, Ally, lobert Earley, with Justice! ilarJin F. Loughlin and King i residing during sessions in tha wo court rooms In the court louse on Market Street. Another Nashua case Involved PLEADS GUILTY FUEL OIL SAVE MORE With IOROEN OIL CO. INC. SERVING NASHUA AND BUBEOUSDI.XO TOW5S 465-2267 ;